MARVEL CELEBRATES SPIDER-MAN’S BIRTHDAY AT NEW YORK COMIC CON!10/08/12 @ 4:40 pm EST
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New York, NY—October 8, 2012—Spider-Man is known as the World’s Greatest Super Hero, and next week at New York Comic Con (Oct 11-14), join Marvel in celebrating his birthday! Next Sunday, October 14th is Spidey’s birthday and for a Super Hero this big, we know nothing less than making history would be suitable—so in the days leading up this memorable day, Marvel is pulling out all the stops!
“Spider-Man is one of the most popular and special characters in the world, so we wanted to make sure we celebrated his birthday in a big way ” said Dan Buckley, Publisher & President of the Print, Animation & Digital Divisions, Marvel Worldwide, Inc. “From working with the New York City Mayor’s Office for a very special announcement, to partnering with our friends at Hallmark Cards to make history, we’re ensuring that New York Comic Con is the place for fans of all ages to celebrate Spider-Man!”
First, don’t miss the event that brings together the New York City Mayor’s Office and Marvel Entertainment
for a special proclamation of Marvel-ous proportions! At 10:15am on Friday, October, 12 in the Marvel booth (#1838), join Marvel Editor-in-Chief Axel Alonso, NYC Commissioner of Media and Entertainment Katherine Oliver, Captain America, and Spider-Man himself to kick off the celebration. Don’t miss out on the big announcements and chance to be part of Marvel history!
“We are thrilled to welcome Comic-Con back to New York this year and especially excited to celebrate the birthday of a real New Yorker, Spider-Man!“ said Katherine Oliver, Commissioner of the Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment. Over the years, Spider-Man has helped showcase the best of what New York has to offer our friends in entertainment, and New York Comic Con is an opportunity to see just how many other creative minds are using this great city for inspiration and as a backdrop for their stories.”
Then, be one of the first to sign the larger than life (6’x 8’) Spider-Man Birthday Card
, produced by Hallmark, as Marvel attempts to shatter the Guinness World Record for “Most Contributions to a Greeting Card.” With the help of Marvel fans in attendance we’re sure we can do it—but we have limited space on this giant card! This card will be on display in the Marvel booth (#1838) at different times each day, both for contributions and for photo ops, so make sure you check in frequently so you don’t miss out!
On Saturday, October 13 head over to room 1E13 at NYCC for the "Marvel Television Presents" Panel
! Jeph Loeb, Marvel’s Head of Television, gives you the latest on season two of Ultimate Spider-Man
, the hit animated series on Disney XD, along with an inside look at the anticipated new animated series, Marvel's Avengers Assemble
and Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H.
Then, on Sunday, October 14-- the final day of New York Comic Con—Marvel’s celebrating the official birthday of Spider-Man with more events, news and fun than you can Thwip! First, in Room 1E07, check out the Amazing Spider-Man & Beyond
panel, where the minds behind your Spider-Man comics come together to give you all the news about the wall-crawler. What’s next for Spider-Man? Find out here!
Next, calling fans of all ages—come to the IGN Theatre for an interactive event like nothing you’ve ever seen before! The cast of Spider-Man: Turn off The Dark
, the hit Broadway show, arrives at New York Comic Con for a panel—nay, a performance!—that involves you, fans of all-ages!
Did you get up early for New York Comic Con? Miss your Sunday Morning cartoons? We’ve got the solution-- come on down to the IGN Theatre to view one of the most acclaimed episodes of the Ultimate Spider-Man
“If you’re a Spider-Man fan, then you’ll have the time of your life at New York Comic Con” said Axel Alonso, Editor-in-Chief, Marvel Entertainment. “Sunday, October 14th is going to be a special day that all Marvel fans will remember!”
Plus, all convention long, check out the Marvel Booth (#1838) for special Spider-Man signing events with the creators behind your favorite comics, exclusive giveaways and more!
Can’t make it to the convention? Follow along on the Marvel Events App
, the best way to get exclusive videos, real-time announcements from the convention floor and up-to-the-minute panel, in-booth, and signing schedules of all your favorite Marvel creators!
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By BYRON BREWER 10 BEST LIVE-ACTION SUPERHERO COSTUMES (FOR HALLOWEEN)10/29/14 @ 11:23 pm EST
Despite all the usual Bendis-bashing on line, Guardians of the Galaxy
#20 – the third issue of an Original Sin
tie-in that revealed the true fate of Richard Rider and others in the Cancerverse – gave Nova a respectable and honorable “death” and also recalled just the right amount of story threads from Nova
and Thanos Imperative
to warm the heart of at least this Marvel Cosmic fan.
We have been wondering why we had a snot-nosed kid in a version of a Nova costume – away from Marvel editorial and in the reality of the 616 – and now we know where Richard has gone.
Loved the art this issue, and in the entire trilogy, this time shared by Ed McGuinness (sadly leaving these pages) and Valerio Schiti (welcome aboard). Expressions were right, even Rocket and Groot, and we had some wonderfully angular shots during the pulse-pounding battle scenes.
The final shot of Gamora harkened back in homage to the Vision in The Avengers
’ “Even an Android Can Cry.” Classic!
I for one am thankful for this story so now we can tuck DnA into the “great memories” category that holds Thomas, Buscema, Colan & Palmer, King Kirby, Ditko, and perhaps Starlin himself, and move on.
C’mon, “Planet of the Symbiotes” and “Black Vortex”! And thank you, Brian, for a great trio of tie-up tales.
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JIM ZUB TALKS ABOUT PATHFINDER: CITY OF SECRETS IN STORES TODAY: A DYNAMITE INTERVIEW ON BLEEDING COOL10/29/14 @ 10:55 pm EST
Superheroes are all over the TV and silver screen and, well, it's Halloween for child and adult alike!
So we turned to our friends at Newsarama to see what they consider the Top 10 best live-action superhero costumes (for Halloween, of course).
9. Red Skull
8. Dark Knight Batman
7. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (all of them)
6. The Crow
5. Batman '66 (yep)
4. Avengers (mainly Cap and Thor ... you'll see)
2. Superman (a classic, yours truly in the 1960s)
AND THE NUMBER ONE BEST LIVE-ACTION SUPERHERO COSTUME (FOR HALLOWEEN) ...
The Invincible IRON MAN!
What? No Guardians of the Galaxy? Fans were right, they should have kept the 2008 WWI uniforms.
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Aaron Gillespie, writer of Purgatori #2, talks with Jim Zub about Pathfinder: City of Secrets #6, both on sale Oct. 29AARON GILLSEPIE: DARK HORSE’S UNOFFICIAL HATSUNE MIX: A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER10/29/14 @ 8:38 pm EST
What is your history with Pathfinder
? Have you played and/or run the game? How much knowledge did you have of Golarion before you got this gig?JIM ZUB:
I’m an old school gamer and was quite familiar withPathfinder
when I took on the gig. Right off the bat I felt thatPathfinder
had a really well thought out world full of possibilities. Getting the chance to build some new stories there has been a thrill.The whole thing actually came about because of my ties to the gaming industry. I used to work at the UDON Studio as Project Manager, organizing and Art Directing client projects and one of our clients was Paizo back when they were running both Dungeon and Dragon
magazines for Wizards of the Coast. Erik Mona was the Editor in Chief at the time and we struck up a friendship.When I started really digging in to write comics and Skullkickers
came out, Erik read it and really liked it. Paizo had moved on to start Pathfinder
and he mentioned to me that if they ever did a Pathfinder
comic he should give me a call. Almost a year later that’s exactly what he did. (smiles
How much direction to you get from Paizo? Are you left to your own devices or are you asked to cover certain storylines, characters or locales?JZ:
team is really interactive, but not in an overbearing way. Working on the comic has been really smooth actually. They wanted to start the story off in Varisia (which is the typical starting area for most new campaigns) and I was happy to oblige. I would usually explain to them the overall character stuff I wanted to cover and then we’d brainstorm the setting and foes they’d have to deal with along the way. I really wanted the stories to work within their established world so, whenever possible, I’d use pre-existing material rather than just making up things for the heck of it.AG:
Are the game mechanics important to the writing of the comic? Do you keep an archetypes specialties and attributes in mind when plotting? JZ:
I never want the stories to feel ham-stringed by the game mechanics but I also want them to make sense given the relative power level of the party. I have stats for the characters and make sure that I don’t have them doing things they couldn’t feasibly do in the game. My hope is that players read the comic and see the kinds of cool things their own characters are capable of.AG:
The last story arc took place in the small town of Sandpoint. This time it’s the city of Magnimar. Will the party move on for the next arc? Korvosa maybe? Can I beg for Korvosa?JZ:
I’m not actually sure where the story will head from here. I’m stepping down from regular Pathfinder
writing duties at the end ofCity of Secrets
, so it’ll be up to the next team to decide where the group heads. It’s been an absolute thrill expanding the personality and history of the Pathfinder
iconics and I hope whoever takes over has as much with it as I did.AG:
Any other projects you want to talk about? JZ:
I’m writing up a storm right now. At Image I have two creator-owned series rolling: Skullkickers
(entering its last story arc in 2015) and Wayward
(which just launched in August). Over at IDW I’m continuing Samurai Jack
(issue 13 just came out) and recently launched Dungeons & Dragons: Legends of Baldur’s Gate
. For Marvel I’m writing comic tie-in stories for the Ultimate Spider-Man: Web Warriors
cartoon. Last, but certainly not least, I’m co-writing the upcoming Conan/Red Sonja
mini-series with Gail Simone for Dark Horse.
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CONTROVERSY IGNITES WILDFIRE IN DECEMBER10/29/14 @ 8:29 pm EST
First printing sold out; second printing in stores for holidays!
Who’s that girl with the long green ponytails you’ve been seeing everywhere? It’s Hatsune Miku, the Vocaloid—the synthesizer superstar who’s singing your song! Dark Horse Comics’ first edition of Unofficial Hatsune Mix has landed in the New York Times Manga Top 10 list and sold out of bookstores across the nation within the first month of release!
She’s a global cybercelebrity and a cosplay favorite at conventions. Now Miku’s original illustrator, KEI, brings you Unofficial Hatsune Mix—an omnibus manga of the musical adventures (and misadventures!) of Miku and her fellow Vocaloids Rin, Len, Luka, and more—in both beautiful black-and-white and charming color!Over 170,000 music videos have been uploaded to YouTube using Miku as the singer. Miku has appeared in ads from Toyota USA, Domino’s, and most recently the Late Show with David Letterman.The second printing of Unofficial Hatsune Mix will be in comic shops November 19 and in bookstores December 2! Order your copy of this bestseller today!Who’s that girl with the long green ponytails you’ve been seeing everywhere? It’s Hatsune Miku, the Vocaloid—the synthesizer superstar who’s singing your song! Dark Horse Comics’ first edition of Unofficial Hatsune Mix has landed in the New York Times Manga Top 10 list and sold out of bookstores across the nation within the first month of release!
She’s a global cybercelebrity and a cosplay favorite at conventions. Now Miku’s original illustrator, KEI, brings you Unofficial Hatsune Mix—an omnibus manga of the musical adventures (and misadventures!) of Miku and her fellow Vocaloids Rin, Len, Luka, and more—in both beautiful black-and-white and charming color!
Over 170,000 music videos have been uploaded to YouTube using Miku as the singer. Miku has appeared in ads from Toyota USA, Domino’s, and most recently the Late Show with David Letterman.
The second printing of Unofficial Hatsune Mix will be in comic stores November 19 and in boostores December 2! Order your copy of this bestseller today!
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NEW 'RICHIE RICH' SHOW ON NETFLIX10/29/14 @ 8:11 pm EST
WILDFIRE is the new graphic novel from Image Comics/Top Cow exploring the politically charged topic of genetically modified food in a tense, thought-provoking thriller by Matt Hawkins (THINK TANK, APHRODITE IX) and Linda Sejic that leaves it to readers to make up their own minds about the controversy.
Ending hunger is the goal of genetic researchers at megacorporation Biogenesis like Dr. Beth Silva, but an accident during a media demonstration illustrates the unintended consequences that may result from experimenting on an organism’s DNA. Los Angeles is choked with rapidly growing plants, returning the city that is home to 3.8 million people to a state of nature. Dan Miller, a young scientist who worked on Dr. Silva’s project, must race against time to stop the growth, before L.A. is completely obliterated.
Artist Sejic, creator of the popular webcomic Blood Stain, imbues this story with science at its center with heart and humanity with her expressive characterizations while writer Hawkins, who is also the President of Top Cow, balances points of view with character development in writing a story that revolves around a controversial topic.
"When I started researching the polarizing reactions to GMO I quickly discovered that both ends of the argument were exaggerating and making specious claims," said Hawkins. "In writing Wildfire I attempted an even-handed approach to the material explaining both the pros and cons in the background of the character's stories without preaching at anyone."
The trade paperback also includes a “Science Class” feature, in which Hawkins, who has a Master’s degree in physics, lays out the science and debate around genetically modified organisms (GMO).
WILDFIRE will be in comic book stores on December 3 and in bookstores on December 16. It is available for pre-order now. Part two of WILDFIRE is slated to start in Fall 2015.
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AFTERLIFE WITH ARCHIE JOINS THE HUMBLE HORROR BOOK BUNDLE10/29/14 @ 7:40 pm EST
Awesomeness TV has sold a new live action half-hour series based on the Richie Rich comics to Netflix. The series will star Jake Brennan, who played Bobby Jessop on Dark Skies
, in the title role.
Planned for debut in early 2015, the series is updated for the 21st century, and sees Richie Rich making his own trillions by inventing and selling a new green technology. He then moves into a mansion and starts living “the most awesome life ever.” The 21-episode series will follow his exploits as he explores Antarctica, makes a movie with friends, and meets famous celebrities.
Brian Robbins (Smallville, Varsity Blues
), Tim Pollock, and Jeff Hodsden will executive produce. Pollock and Hodsden, who have credits on Disney’s The Suite Life of Zack and Cody
, The Suite Life on Deck,
and A.N.T. Farm,
will also serve as showrunners, and AwesomenessTV’s Shauna Phelan and Joe Davola will serve as executive producers.
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FUTURE IMPERFECT #1 – SUMMER 201510/29/14 @ 7:36 pm EST
Archie Comics is starting Halloween off right by bringing AFTERLIFE WITH ARCHIE to the Humble Horror Book Bundle! Archie Comics has teamed with Humble Bundle and other leading publishers in books and comics to bring you the most sought after horror titles on the market in one great digital collection!
Pay what you want while supporting charity and getting all the horrifying tales you can handle!
Customers who pay $15 or more will receive digital copies of the first two issues of the critically acclaimed AFTERLIFE WITH ARCHIE series along with the full collection of books available in the Humble Horror Book Bundle.
All hell breaks loose when a fateful accident sets in motion a series of terrifying events that will threaten the town of Riverdale like never before! When the dead begin to rise, craving human flesh, it’s up to Archie, Betty & Veronica, and the Gang to fight for their lives against the zombie hordes led by their former pal, Jughead! AFTERLIFE WITH ARCHIE is brought to you by the award winning team of Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa and Francesco Francavilla.
“Humble Bundle is proud to include so many quality horror titles in one place,” said Humble Bundle’s Director of Books Kelley Allen. “From vampires to witches plus a horde of zombies, this bundle has everything a horror reader could want by some of the genre’s biggest names.”
As with all Humble Bundles, customers can choose how their purchase dollars are allocated, between the comic creators and charity. The Humble Horror Book Bundle supports the Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network, the nation's largest anti-sexual assault organization as well as the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund, which defends first amendment rights of comic book professionals nationwide.The Humble Horror Book Bundle
runs for two weeks and ends Wednesday, November 12, 2014 at 11 a.m. Pacific time.
Visit the Humble Bundle website
for more information.
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MARVEL'S INHUMANS TO POPULATE THE BIG SCREEN IN 201810/28/14 @ 10:18 pm EST
Another teaser for this summer from the House of Ideas. What a summer it is going to be! Stay tuned.
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'PATHFINDER: OCCULT ADVENTURES' IN JULY 201510/28/14 @ 10:13 pm EST
Marvel’s “Inhumans” will make its way to theaters November 2, 2018!
Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige made the announcement at a special event laying out the full slate of films for Phase 3 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe at the El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood.
“November 3, 2018 will introduce dozens of characters into the Marvel Cinematic Universe," promised Feige. "We really do believe the Inhumans can be a franchise or a series of franchise unto themselves. They have dozens of powers and an amazing social structure. With our 20th movie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, we wanted to continue to refine what that universe is about."
Is that enough of a tease for you, Faithful Ones? You’ll have to wait a while longer before we can give you any more info, but in the meantime stay tuned to Dynamic Forces for the latest on "Inhumans" and the rest of the Marvel Cinematic Universe as it develops!
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Paizo has announced Pathfinder Roleplaying Game: Occult Adventures
, a new 256-page
hardcover book planned for July 2015 release.
The book will detail occult concepts including seances, ki, aura-reading, occult rituals, esoteric sciences, psychic combat and possession. There will be new spells and magic items, and ways to add thematic archetypes to existing base classes, such as the haunted totem barbarian, the phrenologist bard, the ghost rider cavalier, and the psychic detective inquisitor. The book will also include six new character classes: the kineticist, medium, mesmerist, occultist, psychic and spiritualist. MSRP is $39.99.
The announcement came with an open call for playtesting for the book, which will run until November 25.