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LETíS GO, VOLTRON FORCE! FIRST-EVER APPEARANCE AT NEW YORK COMIC CON
10/12/11 @ 2:19 pm EST
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PANEL PRESENTATION FROM THQ, DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT, VIZ MEDIA AND WORLD EVENTS PRODUCTIONS WITH VOLTRON PRODUCT GIVEAWAYS FROM MATTEL AND CLASSIC MEDIA OCTOBER 16

WHAT:
Voltron®, the franchise that began when the 1980s robot-themed television action series Voltron: Defender of the Universe® launched, will take part in New York Comic Con with a panel presentation, product giveaways, signing events and Voltron costume character appearances. The panel will feature all-new and classic Voltron content including toys and merchandise, a sneak peak of the Voltron video game presented by THQ, an early glance at Dynamite Entertainment Voltron comics, an exclusive preview of VIZ Kids’ Voltron Force™ graphic novels and a quick look at upcoming episodes of the television series Voltron Force on Nicktoons. Voltron-themed items including a Mattycollector.com “Club Lion Force” membership for Voltron collectibles from Mattel, t-shirts and DVDs will be given away as prizes throughout the panel presentation.

WHO:
Jeremy Corray, Voltron Force Supervising Producer, will moderate the event that will include artists, writers, producers and designers from the entire Voltron universe:

· From THQ, Peter Armstrong, Executive Producer;
· From World Events Productions, Jeremy Corray and Bob Koplar, Vice President of WEP
· From Dynamite Entertainment, Nick Barrucci, President, Dynamite Entertainment
· From VIZ Media, Traci Todd, Senior Editor, Jacob Chabot, Cartoonist and Illustrator for VIZ Media graphic novels, and Brian “Smitty” Smith, Writer
· From Mattel, Natalie So, Associate Marketing Manager

WHEN:
Panel – Sunday, October 16 from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. in Room #1A24
Media Room – Sunday, October 16 noon to 1:00 p.m. in Room #1E15
Mattel Booth (#1222) – During the convention, the upcoming line of Voltron collectible toys will be displayed, and a limited number of “Blazing Sword Voltron” figures will be available for purchase.
VIZ Media Booth (#932) – Artists and writers of the Voltron Force graphic novels will be signing posters and greeting fans:

Saturday October 15th, 3-4PM Brian Smith (Writer) & Dario Brizuela (Artist) for Voltron Force, Volume 3
Sunday October 16th, 3-4PMBrian Smith (Writer) & Jacob Chabot (Artist) for Voltron Force, Volume 1

WHERE:
New York Comic Con The Jacob K. Javits Convention Center 655 West 34th StreetNew York, NY 10001
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TOO MANY WRITERS? DEL COL AND MCCREERY INTERVIEW ACKER AND BLACKER
04/27/15 @ 4:57 am EST
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Anthony Del Col and Conor McCreery, writers of Sherlock Holmes vs. Harry Houdini#5, talk with writers Ben Acker and Ben Blacker about KING: Flash Gordon #3, both on sale now. Art by Lee Ferguson.

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ANTHONY DEL COL & CONOR McCREERY: You guys love your pulp classics (Yay, Thrilling Adventure Hour). What is it about this meta-genre that gets you all frisky and ready to write? And is wearing pants crucial to the process?

BEN ACKER: First of all, hello and thank you for yayingThrilling Adventure Hour.

BEN BLACKER: As to the question of pulp classics, we grew up with the stuff that loved pulp classics. Star Warsand Raiders of the Lost Ark. So our love of the classics is due to the love of the classics the things we loved had.

A&C: You talked about how Flash Gordon’sDefenders of the Earth was a touchstone for you both. What was it about that that stuck with you? And where is the line, for you, between homage and mimicry?

ACKER: The theme song for sure. Youtube that and see if it’s not stuck in your head. Sound effects and backup singers and glam metal infusion? It’s amazing.

BLACKER: Acker liked Defenders of the Earth more than I did.

ACKER: I don’t know if I liked it. But I sure absorbed it. It was a touchstone – I’m not backing away from a previous answer, I don’t think – in that you simply couldn’t be 10 and not know about the Defenders of the Earth. It simply wasn’t done. Did you know that DotA took place in 2015 – the future!

BLACKER: I didn’t know that.

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ACKER: Me neither, but I looked it up.

BLACKER: As for mimicry vs. homage – we are pro-homage and anti-mimicry.

ACKER: Homage is much more honest and loving and, most of all, way easier.

BLACKER: A hundred times easier.

A&C: From one writing duo to another, what are your secrets to bring the best out of each other and minimize time spent circling ideas?

BLACKER: It’s not a secret – we share a sensibility that has developed in the very long time we’ve worked together, but it was there in some form from the start. We like the same things and think in similar enough, if complimentary, ways.

ACKER: We don’t circle ideas very much. We tend to land on the broad strokes quickly and together. It’s the minutiae in the execution that can send us circling. But we tend not to be too precious about overthinking those.

BLACKER: As for bringing out each other’s best, we tend to try not to let each other get away with stuff we’ve already seen from each other.

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A&C: You’d mentioned before that your comic writing hasn’t influenced your TV or radio-drama writing, but do you find you use a very different writer’s hat for your comic work when compared to your other work?

BLACKER: Absolutely. Having to write for an artist means getting in there and describing all of the stuff we never had to for a purely audio medium.

ACKER: And the dialogue is the last and least of comics. Totally opposite hat.

A&C: You’ve compared working with an artist to working with an actor. Be honest, which one is more likely to make you want to poison the doughnuts on the craft table?

ACKER: Maybe we’ve lucked out with both because we haven’t wanted to poison any of our collaborators.

BLACKER: Also it is important to remember that doughnuts are to be cherished and eaten. They are for good and not for evil. Please send us doughnuts.

A&C: Alright, fine, you guys are NOT homicidal maniacs, braaavooo. But with actors you get a cast. If HE can’t do X type of scene you write it for HER, etc… But you only get one artist and as good as they are many of them have their weak(er)-spots. How do you approach that?

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ACKER: I’d put the blame on us, not artists. If they can’t execute what we’ve written them, odds are it’s because we’re new to the medium. And it’s not that they can’t, it’s that they have a more visually dynamic way.

BLACKER: So what we do is change the dialogue after we’ve seen the art to make sure the story still gets told. There hasn’t been anything too dramatic in terms of the difference in what we’ve written and what we get back from the artists with whom we’ve worked.

A&C: So, uh, contradicting that last question: Lee Ferguson! (Continuing the trend of these things in making his name a shocked utterance of awe, and not a question.)

ACKER: Exactly!

BLACKER: Right? He is good at it!

A&C: Oh, screw that. Is Lee an Art-God, or an Art Ur-God? Or is he rising to some other element of divinity that our feeble ape minds cannot comprehend?

ACKER: He’s just a man. With a man’s courage. Nothing but a man, who can never fail.

A&C: And finally … Ming is the worst, right?

BLACKER: You’re nuts. Ming’s the best. Who is more fun to write scenery-chewing dialogue for than a merciless guy?
SHANNON ERIC DENTON ON WRITING LADY RAWHIDE AND LADY ZORRO
04/27/15 @ 4:49 am EST
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Anthony Del Col and Conor McCreery, writers of Sherlock Holmes vs. Harry Houdini#5, talk with writer Shannon Eric Denton about Lady Rawhide/Lady Zorro #2, both on sale now. Cover art by Joyce Chin

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ANTHONY DEL COL & CONOR McCREERY: Lady Zorro and Lady Rawhide are both great characters – they’re both strong, ass-kicking female leads, accomplished, attractive and determined. We have found that when writing two very strong leads it’s important to create some sort of distinction between the two (to create conflict and also interesting dialogue). What do you think are the key differences between the two?

SHANNON ERIC DENTON: Both of these women are super independent. If you look at the history of the Old West there were many women like this but their stories weren’t told as often as the male stories of the period. For me it was really fun exploring the subtle differences between the two because they are alike in so many ways. That being said, I think the key difference is that Lady Rawhide is much more comfortable with where she is in her life. Lady Zorro’s tragedy that set her on her path of vigilantism is much more recent and under the surface. Despite all the dangers and threats they’ll be facing, this adventure they’re having together will be an almost cathartic experience for Lady Zorro.

A&C: What is the thing that excited you the most when you first starting working on this legendary character mash-up?

SED: Getting to explore the character dynamics between two people on a “road trip” as a lifelong friendship emerges. I like to think I’m at the beginning of an annual tradition the way the Justice League and the Justice Society used to meet up once a year. I’m also stoked that Mike Mayhew and Joyce Chin did some amazing covers for this series!

A&C: As mentioned above, there are some great action sequences here. One of the elements in each that stood out are the SFX. What’s your process in creating just the right SFX? Do you prefer lots, or little?

SED: I am a big believer in SFX. I spend a lot of ridiculous time making sounds and then trying to figure out what the spelling of each would be and the angle of the SFX so it flows with the action. Luckily, I have a great letterer in Marshall Dillon that makes it all look so good!

A&C: The artwork by Rey Villegas is really strong. I especially like his background details in the bar/brothel scenes. How much detail do you provide him in the scripting stage? What was the biggest surprise when you received the art for this issue?

SED: I am going to go on record saying that I did not do any brothel research in person! But I do put a lot of detail into my scripts and add links to actual photos or artwork that I think will aid Rey in illustrating the scene. I love the Old West and spend a lot of time researching it. Though I assume whatever artists I’m writing for may not have time to dig up all the reference themselves on a comic book making schedule and this gives them a jumping off point. My biggest surprise with Rey is just how awesome it is he is able to gray-tone all his art. It really adds an illustrative feel that a comics schedule doesn’t usually allow for. His stuff looks great!

A&C: What other female character would you most like to write in the future?

SED: Red Sonja, the she-devil with a sword! I can’t wait to take a crack at some of her Hyperborean adventures!

A&C: We think you’ve done a great job in this ass-kickin’ issue and we look forward to more!

SED: Thank you so much! Looking forward to everyone checking out Lady Rawhide/Lady Zorro #2!
CONSTANTINE'S DAVID S. GOYER TEASES POTENTIAL SEASON TWO DEVELOPMENTS
04/27/15 @ 4:44 am EST
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All weekend, the cast and crew of NBC's Constantine have been live-tweeting episodes in hopes of bulking up the show's online presence ahead of tomorrow's pitch to the network.

It's there that plans will be presented for a potential second season, and then a decision on renewal will formally be made before NBC's upfront presentation in May. While Constantine is an expensive show to make and its ratings didn't set the world on fire, it did improve its time slot over previous recent years, and the show's online and social media metrics were some of the best on the network.

So ahead of the presentation, showrunners Daniel Cerone and David S. Goyer convinced NBC to stream the full 13-episode first season online for free, and they and fans have been watching and live-tweeting all weekend long.

And, in the case of both Cerone and Goyer, their particular live-tweets have had little hints and tidbits about what their Season Two pitch might entail...



Constantine Writers' ✔@JohnConWriters: Should we have continued the show (or if we get Season 2), we were going to do a whole arc that took place completely within the lake house.10:40 PM - 26 Apr 2015

Constantine Writers' ✔@JohnConWriters: We were planning on introducing #DoctorFate, #Spectre, #PhantomStrange, #TheDemon, etc. Want 'em? Contact #NBC!!!! #DSG10:47 PM - 26 Apr 2015

Constantine Writers' ✔@JohnConWriters: If/should we do Season 2, we wanted to make Midnight a series regular. #DSG11:02 PM - 26 Apr 2015

Constantine Writers' ✔@JohnConWriters: #Constantine. If we do a Season 2, my goal is to keep using more and more obscure punk songs. #DSG #MissionOfBurma anyone?11:19 PM - 26 Apr 2015

The series is streaming in full on Hulu and NBC.com over the next two weeks. A decision on Constantine's second season should be along in the next month or so.
JOSS WHEDON REITERATES INTEREST IN DIRECTING DC COMICS MOVIE
04/27/15 @ 4:35 am EST
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joss whedon

Angry fans on the Internet still start pointless fights in nearly every comment thread about Marvel versus DC, but Avengers: Age of Ultron director Joss Whedon has reiterated his desire to bridge the gap a bit...by directing a DC movie.

In an interview with IGN, Whedon said, “Sure. I’d be like ‘I have all these joke ideas.’ And they’d be like ‘No, we don’t do that here.’ I desperately wanted to do a Batman film – who doesn’t? And I wanted to do Wonder Woman. I was a Marvel kid growing up, but I was always DC-curious. And I see myself on the spectrum in between.”

Whedon's Wonder Woman script never made it anywhere, making it one of the most famous unproduced superhero scripts in movie history. Meanwhile, he joked about the current film, which he likely didn't have the opportunity to even discuss since he was under contract to Marvel.

“I worked really hard on that movie and it meant a lot, but I don’t know if what I was trying to do would fit in with what their vision is," Whedon said. "I’m excited to see it so I just want them to make it so I can see it!”

Avengers: Age of Ultron is in theaters Friday.
RUMOR: WORKING TITLE OF SPIDER-MAN REBOOT IS SPIDER-MAN: THE NEW AVENGER
04/27/15 @ 4:31 am EST
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Spider-Man: The New Avenger?

According to Umberto Gonzales (who is no longer part of Latino-Review and is instead creating his own site), that might be the title of Marvel's Spider-Man reboot. It's strictly a rumor for now, and chances are that those previous reports about the movie being called Spectacular Spider-Man were correct.

However, Spider-Man: The New Avenger works a lot better, especially as it will make it clear to regular moviegoers that this version of the wall-crawler exists in the same world as The Avengers, and not the one created by The Amazing Spider-Man movies. Kevin Feige will want to do everything possible to distance this franchise from that one.

This title would also confirm that Spidey will be a member of the team which rumor has it will be led by Doctor Strange in the Marvel Cinematic Universe following the events of Captain America: Civil War. (Source: Comicbookmove.com)

C2E2: VALIANT ANNOUNCES NINJAK: THE SHADOW WARS
04/26/15 @ 6:51 pm EST
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One of Valiant’s announcements from C2E2 for this summer is a new Ninjak story arc called The Shadow Wars kicking up with issue #6. The series will continue to be written by Matt Kindt while he will be welcoming artists Raul Allen (Hawkeye), Juan Jose Ryp (Black Summer), Stephen Segovia (Convergence) to the series along with regular artists Clay Mann and Butch Guice.

Ninjak went to Tokyo to destroy the shadowy Weaponeer arms cartel from the inside out, beginning with its secret council of shinobi masters…the Shadow Seven. Now, the world’s top super-spy is cutting his way through the four death-defying members – The Barbe, Fitzy, Fakir, and Sanguine – that stand between him and the one secret that still eludes him… Who really wields the power behind the world’s most powerful terrorist network? Who is the secret seventh member of the Shadow Seven? And what do they want with Colin King?

The storyline starts in August with Ninjak #6 drawn by Allen, #7 by Ryp, #8 by Segovia and #9 is the return of Mann. Guice will continue to draw the Lost Files second story. Featuring covers by Mico Suayan (Bloodshot Reborn), Jelena Kevic-Djurdjevic (Divinity), Dave Johnson (100 Bullets), Matt Kindt (Mind MGMT), andClayton Henry (Ivar,Timewalker).

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C2E2: MARVEL ANNOUNCES HOWARD THE HUMAN ONE-SHOT FOR SECRET WARS
04/26/15 @ 6:46 pm EST
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Howard-The-Human

During the Chicago Comic and Entertainment Expo today, Marvel Comics has announcedHoward The Human #1, a Secret Wars one-shot written by Skottie Young.

The story will find Howard, formerly a Duck, as a human being. What’s more, Howard will be the only living homo sapien in a city filled with animals. Talk about a role reversal. But that doesn’t mean Howard will have a ho-hum adventure. The former fowl will see plenty of cases as a private investigator, all while dodging bullets and crossing paths with a murderous anthropomorphic animal. Or, as Howard calls it, Monday.

Howard The Human #1 hits comics shops this August. (Source: Comicbook)
AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON CAST PLAYS TWO TRUTHS, ONE LIE
04/26/15 @ 6:27 pm EST
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In the latest promotional video for Avengers: Age of Ultron, the cast of the film plays "two truths, one lie."

And, as you can imagine, hilarity ensues.

You can check it out here: https://youtu.be/5TLc61zbZyU

Avengers: Age of Ultron hits U.S. theatres Friday!
ROBERT DOWNEY JR. TALKS ABOUT PRESENTING A PROSTHETIC IRON MAN ARM TO A YOUNG BOY
04/26/15 @ 6:24 pm EST
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iron-man-arm

During an appearance on Late Night With David Letterman, Avengers: Age of Ultron star Robert Downey, Jr. told the host about his recent experience giving a prosthetic arm based on the design of Iron Man's armor to a young fan.

A popular idea, a designer recently created a similar one at low cost to be mass-produced.

You can check it out here: https://youtu.be/lQbUrLVrekc

"Avengers: Age of Ultron" hits U.S. theatres Friday!
RYAN REYNOLDS SAYS DEADPOOL IS HALFWAY THROUGH PRODUCTION
04/26/15 @ 6:18 pm EST
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Deadpool may seem like it just started, but it's already halfway through production, according to star Ryan Reynolds.

While the average superhero epic tends to take much longer than that, some smaller movies like Kick-Ass and Sin City have had similarly-short production windows.

Based upon Marvel Comics’ most unconventional anti-hero, DEADPOOL tells the origin story of former Special Forces operative turned mercenary Wade Wilson, who after being subjected to a rogue experiment that leaves him with accelerated healing powers, adopts the alter ego Deadpool. Armed with his new abilities and a dark, twisted sense of humor, Deadpool hunts down the man who nearly destroyed his life.Directed by Tim Miller, the film stars Ryan Reynolds, Morena Baccarin, Ed Skrein and Gina Carano.

It will be in U.S. theaters February 12, 2016.

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3. CONSTANTINE'S DAVID S. GOYER TEASES POTENTIAL SEASON TWO DEVELOPMENTS

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