MAY 20TH! THE SOUTH JERSEY COMIC-CON & TOY BONANZA!05/18/12 @ 2:57 pm EST
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A WALK THROUGH FORT COLLINS COMIC CON08/30/16 @ 8:22 pm EST
The South Jersey Comic-Con & Toy Bonanza is a collector's dream come true!
Silver Age • Modern Age •Graphic Novels • Action Figures • Collectibles • And much MUCH MORE!!! Come and join us on Sunday, May 20th from 10 am - 4 pm at the Holiday Inn on Route 70 East in Cherry Hill, NJ!
Located minutes from the Ben Franklin Bridge Doors open at 10AM!
Admission $2.00 Children Under 10 FREE!
FREE Comic Packs for the FIRST 100 attendees! Be there for the two o'clock drawing for our BIG door prizes!!
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WRITER’S COMMENTARY: CORINNA BECHKO ON MISS FURY #508/30/16 @ 8:15 pm EST
Neil Greenaway (of NerdTeam30) reports for Bleeding Cool:
This past weekend (August 27 & 28) was the second annual Fort Collins Comic Con, held at the Northside Aztlan Community Center in Fort Collins, CO. This convention is on the smaller side, fitting the entire vendor floor into the gymnasium area of the center and utilizing several smaller rooms for the panels. Despite its size, the FCCC has a big impact on the community at large.
From their website:
"Fort Collins Comic Con 2015 brought together 1,800 geeks, pop-culture enthusiasts, gamers, fans, artists, writers, creators, cosplayers, and more into the Northside Aztlan Community Center on September 12, 2015. The sell-out crowd helped us raise $15,000 for the Poudre River Public Library District.”
This year, the convention extended to two days and increased the number of tickets available to 2,500. The amount raised for charity ballooned significantly. $30,000 were raised for the Poudre River Public Library District. And there are already talks of moving to a bigger venue for next year.
There was a nice mix of local indie creators represented as well as a few unexpected industry veterans. Included here are photos of just a few of the many wonderful vendors in attendance.
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FOX NABS ‘GHOSTED’ COMEDY STARRING CRAIG ROBINSON & ADAM SCOTT FROM TOM GORMICAN WITH PRODUCTION COMMITMENT08/30/16 @ 8:09 pm EST
A Writer’s Commentary: Corinna Bechko
talks Miss Fury
#5, the grand finale, on sale now from Dynamite
. Cover by Tula Lotay
and interiors by Jonathan Lau
Since this is the fifth and final issue of this miniseries, I wanted to pull back a little and show that these events weren’t happening in a vacuum. I always wanted this story to be grounded in the time period, and that means WWII. So here’s a little reminder of this, as well as something that will be important to the plot later.Page 2:
And now we are back in the action with our hero. Things aren’t going so well just now.Page 3:
I absolutely loved working with Jonathan Lau. Every time I saw the art for this book I wanted to write my editor and thank him for pairing us up. This was a demanding script (being married to an artist and hearing his perspective gives me a pretty good sense of that) so all respect to Jonathan for making it so much more than what I envisioned.Page 4 & 5:
Because this is the finale, there’s a lot of action, and a lot of Miss Fury really mixing it up. I didn’t want to shy away from that, so she gets hit pretty hard sometimes. I think if you take it upon yourself to fight crime (or, you know, interdimensional demons) you’re probably going to end up pretty bruised.Page 6 & 7:
And it’s not like Marla can’t hit back. She can, and she does. And Jonathan makes it all feel really visceral, which is fantastic.Page 8:
I like to change scenes on a page turn, when possible, and even though this issue is pretty jam-packed, it did happen here. I thought it was important to have a quiet, desperate moment in the middle of all that action. Without pauses action can become a wall that doesn’t admit much thinking, and I try to write in a way that invites participation on the part of the reader.Page 9:
Now we’re back with the action. I personally find drowning and giant waves pretty scary, so sometimes that translates into what happens on the page. From the start I knew we’d end up on the sea – that was the whole point of the mystery about the ship building plans, of course – and that, to me, means a scary, angry ocean.Page 10:
Jonathan did an absolutely beautiful job with this splash. All my inner ocean demons made manifest!Page 11:
Finally, Marla asks the most important question. The cult members are still rapturous, but I love that Jonathan has rendered them so that you can tell that at least a couple are starting to have doubts even though they’re wearing masks.Page 12:
I’m really happy with how this page turned out. The action is completely clear, and we get a sense of what Marla’s up against by seeing her against just a small part of the creature. To me, this illustrates the size and weight of what’s going on much better than if we had seen the whole thing with Marla tiny in frame.Page 13:
The return of the cat! This is the scene I was leading up to the whole time. From the beginning I liked the notion that Marla was the cat… And yet, maybe she isn’t really. The only important thing is what she believes – and that is left just a little bit open so that the reader can make their own decisions.Page 14:
Did Marla make this leap herself? Or did the cat do it? Either way, she’s a woman of action, so she’s going to act instead of worrying about it. To me, that attitude is what makes her a great action hero, and a big part of what made her so much fun to write.Page 15:
She’s got to be careful now, so this is a silent page as she creeps back on board, newly emboldened. That last silhouetted panel is one of my favorites.Page 16 & 17:
Of course, things can’t be too easy. She’s got one final fight on her hands, and she’s got to win. But even in her Miss Fury guise, she can’t forget that she’s also Marla, a woman with friends and a life outside of fighting evil.Page 18 & 19:
Giant action! Everything is coming apart, and it’s a violent mess. The colors really help tell the story here, moving from the cool, spooky pallet we’ve been seeing to some really sharp, warm colors. Nicely done, Vinicius Andrade!Page 20 & 21:
The aftermath. Marla won, with some help from her friends, but no one emerged unscathed. So there’s a lot of grief mixed into the victory here. And I should take a moment and point out what a great job Simon Bowland did with the lettering on this whole series. I’ve worked with Simon a lot lately, and he always brings something extra to the feel of a work. It’s easy for lettering to be sterile, or distracting, but here it all works with the mood and tone of the story.Page 22:
The end… And a heroic pose from our hero! She’s battered, but not broken, a bit wiser, but no less ready to face whatever’s coming next. In case it wasn’t already clear, I have a great affection for Miss Fury, and I’m thrilled I had the chance to write this story for Dynamite!
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COMING SOON…08/30/16 @ 4:39 pm EST
Fox, the network of The X-Files
, is taking in Ghosted.
In a very competitive situation with a slew of buyers, Fox has landed a single-camera comedy from Tom Gormican(That Awkward Moment
) that has The Office
alum Craig Robinson and Parks and Recreation’s
Adam Scott set to star and executive produce.
Described as a sort of comedic X-Files, Ghosted
centers on Leroy Wright (Robinson), a cynical, hilarious skeptic, and Max Allison (Scott), a genius “true believer” in the paranormal, who are hired by the Underground Investigative Service to look into the rampant “unexplained” activity in Los Angeles — all while uncovering a larger mystery that could threaten the existence of the human race.
Gormican will write the script. He executive produces with Robinson, Scott and 3 Arts’ Mark Schulman and Oly Obst. 20th Century Fox TV is the studio, producing with 3 Arts Entertainment.
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RUMOR: DANIEL RADCLIFFE SOUGHT FOR HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD MOVIE08/30/16 @ 3:33 pm EST
Fox has released a new key art poster for Gotham
Season 3. The post poster features Jim Gordon (Ben McKenzie) holding a snow globe full of Gotham City’s villains. The poster features the tagline “Mad City,” which will serve as the new season’s theme, just as “Rise of the Villains” and “Wrath of the Villains did for Season 2. The tagline is both a reference to the nature of Gotham’s unique villains and to the upcoming debut of Benedict Samuel as Jervis Tetch, the Mad Hatter.
Inside the poster’s snow globe is Penguin (Robin Lord Taylor), Fish Mooney (Jada Pinkett Smith) Edward Nygma (Cory Michael Smith), Selina Kyle (Camren Bicondova), Barbara Kean (Erin Richards), Tabitha Galavan (Jessica Lucas) Butch (Drew Powell), and the suddenly adult Poison Ivy (Maggie Geha).
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ASHLEY ECKSTEIN IS HOPEFUL AHSOKA WILL RETURN BEYOND STAR WARS REBELS SEASON 208/30/16 @ 3:29 pm EST
Get out your wands and put on your wizard robes! Rumor has it that Warner Bros. is interested in bringing the West End play “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
” to the big screen as soon as 2020, and more importantly, they are going after Daniel Radcliffe to reprise his legendary role.
If you've read the book or were lucky enough to see the play in London, you know that The Cursed Child
picks up 19 years after Deathly Hallows. By now, Harry is an over-worked family man struggling with his past. The play also focuses on Harry Potter's son, Albus as he takes off for Hogwarts and...gets sorted into Slytherin.
Response to the both the book and the play has been divisive, with some saying that Harry Potter's core values were changed. But think of it this way - don't people generally change when they become adults and start working for The Ministry of Magic?
Radcliffe recently made it clear that although he might someday want to return to the franchise, it most likely wouldn't be anytime soon, as he's currently focused on other projects (like Imperium
). Hollywood sources are saying that, "Warners is secretly working on getting the movie rights and a screenplay settled, and of course in their minds only one man should be Harry.”
Another little bird close to the Daily News explained that, "the studio has talked about a storyline that focuses on Potter's son and would be willing to throw huge sums of cash to turn the story into a potential new trilogy
." Whether or not there is any truth to this rumor, we can still get more of J.K Rowlings world of magic with the upcoming film Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
, releasing this Fall.
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STRANGER THINGS' SHANNON PURSER JOINS CW'S RIVERDALE08/30/16 @ 3:24 pm EST
The second season of Star Wars Rebels
is out today on Blu-ray and DVD, so fans can watch the epic journey of the Rebels crew, joined by Ahsoka Tano, as they try to stop not one but two
Sith Lords apprenticed to the Emperor from gaining new and untold power. The season finale was a heart-wrenching affair, with Ahsoka meeting her former Jedi master, teacher, and friend, finally coming face-to-face with Darth Vader. When the episode came to an end, though, there was some confusion amongst fans about whether or not Ahsoka made it through. Voice actress Ashley Eckstein revealed to ComicBook.com that she doesn't know either - in fact, she didn't know how the episode ended until she saw the finished product.
“Matt Lanter recorded the ‘and now you shall die’ line separately, but most of it we recorded together, and that was such an emotional day. I really don’t cry that much!” she said with a laugh during a phone interview, “but when it comes to Ahsoka and these scenes it makes me emotional! Life imitated art there; it was the end, the end of Ahsoka and Vader, and the end for me and Matt. To my knowledge, that’s the last scene we’ll ever do together. So the emotions were real.
“And we didn’t know – because Dave [Filoni] didn’t tell anyone the ending, so we didn’t know what happened. They all signed my script page, they let me keep the cover of my script, and Freddie Prinze Jr, Taylor Gray, Sam Witwer, they all signed it ‘Goodbye.’ They had a going away party for me."
The final scene saw Ahsoka walking into the Sith Temple, but obscured heavily by shadows; now that the scene is on home release people can scour every second of it for more clues. Ultimately though, Eckstein thinks the character she's grown up with since Star Wars: The Clone Wars
has more story to tell in the galaxy far, far away.
"In my opinion, and I don’t know the truth, but I think she’s alive," Eckstein said. "There’s so much we don’t know. Seeing her walk into that temple, I’m really hopeful that we’ll get more of her someday in the future, and also get more from her past. With the Ahsoka
novel coming out, we’ll get a glimpse at that. But as you could see at the panel, I got very emotional about it. Those were real tears; I could’ve cried the whole panel! I held back!”
When the episode aired, Eckstein said she watched it mostly as "a fan of Ahsoka," which allowed her to join in on the group catharsis with fans via social media. "I was feeling the same emotions that everyone else was!" she exclaimed. The actress, who is also the founder and head of the Her Universe clothing line, was glad showrunner Dave Filoni designed a shirt based on Ahsoka's final moment for her to reveal, if only because it helped ease the confusion over whether or not that was her.
We won't know what the future holds for Ahsoka until it unravels, but fans can relive her most recent past starting today, and go through that emotional goodbye once again.
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WARCRAFT SEQUEL MIGHT NOT RELEASE IN US THEATERS08/30/16 @ 3:21 pm EST
Following her breakout role in Netflix’s Stranger Things
, it seems that Shannon Purser is joining another sure-fire hit. In an exclusive report, Entertainment Weekly has announced the up-and-coming actress will star in The CW’s Riverdale
, which is based on the characters of Archie Comics, is set to premiere later this year to fans’ delight. According to EW, Shannon will be playing Ethel Muggs, a fan-favorite character from Archie
. Once known as ‘Big Ethel,’ the character sounds somewhat similar to Stranger Things
’ Barb. Ethel is known as a homely, shy teenager who harbors a massive crush on Jughead Jones, Archie’s ex-best friend. While the character has mellowed over the years, Ethel still stands as one of the comic’s most down-home and relatable characters.
However, in Riverdale
, it seems like Ethel won’t be chasing after Jughead Jones (Cole Sprouse). The character will instead find herself in a romantic relationship with a very different person, leading fans to wonder whether Ethel might be snuggling up to Dilton Doiley or Archie Andrews himself. Riverdale
will also highlight Ethel’s close friendship with Veronica Lodge (Camila Mendes) and Betty Cooper (Lili Reinhart), two of the town’s most popular girls. The trio will be working together to take revenge against Reggie Mantle (Ross Butler), a local prankster who happens to be Archie’s arch-nemesis. And, right now, it looks like Shannon is expected to play Ethel for three episodes of Riverdale
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The summer was sort of a bummer as far as hit blockbuster movies. Not saying that there weren't any great movies, but most were certainly forgettable the second audiences left the theater. Speaking of forgettable, Warcraft
, the big-screen adaptation of the beloved fantasy computer game of the same name, suffered the same fate - but only in the U.S.
While Warcraft (which was quite an expensive spectacle) tanked at the U.S. box office with a total of only 47 million, it soared overseas making 158 million in China alone. We can't really explain why, other than China must really love big CGI productions...
Thrillist caught up with director Duncan Jones and talked with him concerning the film:
“I’m equally proud and furious about Warcraft. I love it," he said. "I spent so much time on it. I put all my heart into trying to make it work. Parts of it, I think, work but it also drives me crazy that I wasn’t able to push through everything that I knew needed to happen in order to make the film I knew it could be.”