AMERICAN MYTHOLOGY SWIPES RIGHT AND FINDS A PERFECT MATCH WITH OGGY AND THE COCKROACHES02/14/19 @ 10:00 am EST
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Oggy and the Cockroaches™ have been entertaining fans around the globe for the last twenty years, and American Mythology is bringing everyone’s favorite cat and his unwanted cockroach roommates to comics in a planned new series. Fresh off their anniversary celebration, the popular cartoon and video series will make its domestic comic book debut later this year with the publisher. All that Oggy, the clean freak cat and series’ star, wants to do is relax, eat, and watch television in his pink bean bag chair, but three nasty cockroaches, Joey, DeeDee, and Marky, have other plans for Oggy and just can’t leave him alone.
Oggy and the Cockroaches is a French animated comedy series produced by Xilam. The show first aired in the United States in 1998 and has enjoyed consistent broadcast worldwide reaching 800 Million Households in 190 countries. Available on Netflix since 2015, an expanded commitment brings Oggy Season 5 to Netflix fans. In addition, Sinclair Broadcasting’s KidsClick airs the series multiple times per week. The cartoon and characters’ popularity continue to thrive on the internet with millions of avid fans watching Oggy’s dedicated YouTube channel, boasting over 3.2 Million avid subscribers and 1.6 Billion views on the Oggy channel since first launched in 2014.
This new publishing program was brokered by Licensing Works!® on behalf of Xilam.
Rounding out the colorful cast of characters is Oggy’s neighbor, Bob, a bulldog with anger management issues; Jack, Oggy’s cousin, and the complete opposite of Oggy, as he’s short-tempered, violent, and arrogant, and Olivia, a kind, nature-loving cat who is Oggy’s love interest. Like its classic cartoon predecessors, the show is a non-verbal dialogue series heavy on laughs, featuring Oggy on the receiving end of the roaches’ constant physical jokes and pranks.
“A television series spanning seven seasons and 350 episodes! Over twenty years! A movie! An internet presence most properties only dream of! Yeah, we were pretty psyched to partner up and bring Oggy to comics,” said Michael Wolfer, editor-in-chief of American Mythology. “This is one of those properties that everyone says, I can’t believe it doesn’t have a comic book series! Well, guess what? We are! And it’s going to be every bit as awesome as you’d expect! Oggy and the Cockroaches is animation and characterization at its best. If you were a fan of Looney Toons or Tom and Jerry classic cartoons as a kid, or just plain love silly and outrageously fun stories at heart, Oggy delivers on every level. American Mythology promises to bring the zaniness of these cartoons straight into our comics and keep fans of the series smiling!”
Look for Oggy and the Cockroaches coming soon to a comic book retailer near you in the Summer of 2019!
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Disney'GODZILLA: KING OF THE MONSTERS': NEW JAPANESE POSTER03/25/19 @ 5:40 pm EST
has released a new poster of the live-action Aladdin
film for the Japanese market. Pretty cool.Aladdin
hits theaters on May 24th.
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LegendaryAWARD WINNING PLAYWRIGHT SEAN LEWIS TEAMS WITH AWARD WINNING ARTIST HAYDEN SHERMAN FOR NEW TECH THRILLER COMIC SERIES THUMBS03/25/19 @ 5:28 pm EST
has released a rather monstrous poster for its Japanese market on the coming Godzilla: King of the Monsters
Godzilla and his monster mash roar into theaters May 31st.
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TV REVIEW: SUPERGIRL S4 E16 03/25/19 @ 5:40 pm EST
Award winning playwright and comics writer Sean Lewis (Coyotes, Saints, The Few
) teams up with award winning artist Hayden Sherman (The Few
) for a new technology thriller series in Thumbs
. The rapid-paced, science-fiction maxi-series will be five issues—each issue a total of 40 pages—and will launch from Image Comics this June.
Imagine someone like, say, Mark Zuckerberg created his own army of tech-obsessed teens and directed them to take on the government. What would the fall-out be? Thumbs
explores a high-stakes world where that—and much worse—can unfold. Charley “Thumbs” Fellows is a member of just such an army. Poor and raised by the influential MOM™ app, he finds himself in the center of a war.
"I was watching a kid play with his phone and how anxious he was waiting for a message back from a friend and it made me think about how anxious all the people I know are," said Lewis. "I started thinking about the internet and our obsession and reliance on it and the realities of who controls the flow and embedding of information. Was our anxiety planted? Has tech become such an obsession for us that we'd go to war to keep it? Just watching that kid and all the emotions that three dots on a screen were creating made me wonder—do we actually control the tech, even at its smallest levels?"
Best described as The Social Network
meets Black Mirror
is a must-read book from the team behind the hit series The Few
and is perfect for readers of Christopher Sebela, Ro Stein, and Ted Brandt’s Crowded
Sherman added: "Thumbs
is as much a story about technology as it is about loss, time, and learning your place in the world. With the great range of themes and locales that play into these five issues, I've taken the chance to expand and really push myself with how a story can be told. The hope is for it to be between storybook and comic book, where it could be either at any given moment."Thumbs #1
(Diamond Code APR190011) will be available on Wednesday, June 5. The final order cutoff deadline for comics retailers is Monday, May 13. Thumbs #1
will also be available for purchase across many digital platforms, including the official Image Comics iOS app, Amazon Kindle, Apple Books, comiXology, and Google Play.
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‘ARROW’: NEW “INHERITANCE” PREVIEW03/25/19 @ 2:12 pm EST
When I was first getting into writing comics, I met James Hudnall at a convention in Pomona, CA. He gave me a few pieces of advice, but the one that stuck out the most to me was that the audience loves to watch a character lie if they’re in on it. That is what made last nights episode of Supergirl so good. My favorite version of Lex Luthor has been Michael Rosenbaum’s portrayal of young Lex on Smallville. What made it work was watching him go from good to evil. From Clark’s friend to enemy. And all the while we knew the end result. Jon Cryer is quickly becoming my second favorite Lex and this episode was why. He doesn’t portray Lex as evil. There’s no mustache twirling. There is just a brilliant mind at work, like an amazing game of chess.
The episode gave us everything we could want from a Lex Luthor focused story including a play on the House of El title. We start with Supergirl confronting Lex, we see his battlesuit in action (Yes, it’s green and purple) and we see he has super powers thanks to the black kryptonite. Then we jump back three years to just before the series began and watch Lex get convicted and kill the judge, jury and prosecutors. We see him make friend with Miss Teschmacher (Andrea Brooks) and him slowly take control of the prison. We also see that Otis (Robert Baker) is already working for him.
From there we see how Lex got involved with the Supergirl clone (Melissa Benoist) and how he manipulated her training to make her work for him. The clever use of the name Alex played a factor here. Lex has been pulling strings for years, getting Teschmacher in at CatCo and then eventually have her working for Lena (Katie McGrath). He orchestrated the rise of Ben Lockwood (Sam Witwer) and even gave himself cancer to make his plan work. If this has been in the works since Teschmacher was introduced in the first episode of season two, then it’s some brilliant writing.
The episode put most of the main cast aside, focusing on Lex and the clone. You can really see what the writers had in mind for the character and why Cryer jumped at the role. This is how Lex is supposed to be written, as the manipulative narcissist that’s always ten steps ahead. Not as the comical megalomaniac who is focused on real estate scams. They’ve taken the villain team from the Superman movie and made them formidable. And they even gave Otis a heart as he decided to save the young boy instead of allowing him to die in the missile attack. That could be important later.
While I haven’t been the biggest fan of this season so far, the last two episodes are quickly turning me around on it.
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The CWNEW 'SPIDER-MAN: FAR FROM HOME' INTERNATIONAL POSTERS03/25/19 @ 1:46 pm EST
has released a preview of tonight's (Monday, 3/25) episode of Arrow
The episode is titled "Inheritance" and airs at 8 p.m. ET / 7 p.m. CT.
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SonyNEW 'DETECTIVE PIKACHU' TV SPOT03/25/19 @ 1:16 pm EST
has released three new Spider-Man: Far From Home
posters featuring Your Friendly Neighborhood Wallcrawler in his new darker suit, abroad in various European hotspots.Spider-Man: Far From Home
opens in theaters July 5th.
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The CW'RUNAWAYS' SEASON 3 TEASER VIDEO RELEASED03/25/19 @ 9:52 am EST
has released a new promo for next week's Supergirl
The episode, titled "All About Eve," airs at 8 p.m. ET/PT Sunday, March 31st. In the sneak peek, we see the arrival of Red Daughter, a storyline fans are anxious to see come to fruition.
And Lex Luthor is around too, just for fun!
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FIRST LOOK AT 'WALKING DEAD' SEASON 9 FINALE03/25/19 @ 9:41 am EST
Shortly after it had confirmed Marvel's Runaways
would be renewed for a third season, Hulu
over the weekend released this little bit of video.
Third season teaser: https://youtu.be/otPHlnx538I
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has released a sneak peek at the finale of this season's The Walking Dead
The Season 9 finale, “The Storm,” airs Sunday, March 31, at 9/8c on AMC.