'STAR WARS: EPISODE IX' TRAILER, TITLE REVEALED04/12/19 @ 3:36 pm EST
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ACTION-PACKED STARCADIA QUEST TABLETOP GAME EXPANDS TO COMICS FOR THE FIRST TIME05/23/19 @ 3:18 pm EST
Episode IX is titleless no longer!
After a year's worth of speculation, Lucasfilm head Kathleen Kennedy and filmmaker J.J. Abrams unveiled the first teaser trailer for Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker
to a packed (and raucous) crowd at Star Wars Celebration in Chicago on Friday.
Among the big reveals is that Emperor Palpatine, the villain played by Ian McDiarmid in the previous two trilogies and thought to be dead, is back — as his laugh is heard at the end of the teaser. McDiarmid also walked out onstage after the trailer and ordered it to be replayed.
The late Carrie Fisher will appear as Leia in the film, with Abrams utilizing unused footage they shot together during 2015's The Force Awakens
. And Billy Dee Williams returns as Lando Calrissian for the first time since 1983's Return of the Jedi
. (via THR
)Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker hits theaters on Dec. 20th.
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'STAR TREK: PICARD' TEASER TRAILER: PATRICK STEWART RETURNS TO FEDERATION SPACE05/23/19 @ 3:16 pm EST
Game developer CMON
’s highly-anticipated tabletop game (and Kickstarter darling) Starcadia Quest
will come to comics beginning in August, courtesy of IDW Publishing
. The first-ever expansion of the Starcadia
universe, this three-issue miniseries welcomesJames Roberts
– the fan-favorite and critically acclaimed writer of Transformers: More Than Meets The Eye
and Lost Light
– to craft a wild new adventure for Starkid and his Freelance Adventuring Crew.
“If you liked the high drama and deep space nonsense of Transformers: Lost Light
, then Starcadia Quest
will be right up your street,” says Roberts. “There's lots of world-building, lots of emotion, lots of shocks — but, ultimately, the story carries itself forward on a wave of old-fashioned heroics. It's old-school science fiction with a modern twist, a mash-up of classic space opera tropes and gleefully weird twists and turns. Most of all, it's fun!”
Illustrated by Aurelio Mazzara
) and colored by David García Cruz
, Starcadia Quest
takes comic readers and game fans deep into the Frontier, where the toughest jobs in the galaxy are handled by Freelance Adventuring Crews. On his sixteenth birthday, the delivery boy known as Starkid sends out a call for the best recruits he can get... at his local Stardollars coffee shop. An action-packed and hilarious QWST begins!
“I’ve fallen in love with Starcadia Quest
– its incredible character design, the homages to science fiction movies and anime, the awesome characterization of the cast,” says Mazzara. “I’ve been giving it my very best to put all that detail onto the page. I’m incredibly happy to be part of this and can’t wait to see what people think!”
“Starcadia Quest manages to be thoughtful of its place in science fiction — acknowledging the stories and tropes that have come before — while also keeping a unique look and a laugh out-loud humor that sets it apart from any other all-ages book today,” says editor David Mariotte
As a special bonus, each issue of Starcadia Quest
will be jam-packed with additional pages’ worth of exclusive playable content, allowing readers to incorporate the issue’s story elements into their tabletop gameplay!
For information on how to secure copies of Starcadia Quest
, please contact your local comic shop or visit www.comicshoplocator.com
to find a store near you.
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CBS All Access'BATMAN: LAST KNIGHT ON EARTH' TRAILER RELEASED05/23/19 @ 12:37 pm EST
has just dropped a surprise teaser for Star Trek: Picard
, the eighth live-action series under the venerable Trek
No date has been released as to when the series will debut on the streamer.
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DC Comics'DOOM PATROL': SEASON FINALE PHOTOS RELEASED05/23/19 @ 12:25 pm EST
has released the first trailer for Batman: Last Knight on Earth
, the coming miniseries by the famed Batman
team of Scott Snyder and and Greg Capullo.
The bi-monthly, three-issue mag hits stores May 29th under DC's Black Label Imprint.
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DeadlineZORRO CELEBRATES A CENTURY OF HEROISM WITH THE ULTIMATE ART BOOK ON KICKSTARTER05/23/19 @ 11:42 am EST
is reporting that Men in Black: International,
Sony’s reboot of Men in Black
with Thor: Ragnarok
thespians Chris Hemsworth and Tessa Thompson, arrived on tracking this morning with a $40M start. The pic opens on June 14.
While lower than the $50M-plus 3-days of the Will Smith-Tommy Lee Jones’ movies, Men in Black: International
isn’t being launched over the holiday frames like those pics, and it’s the studios means of taking the franchise in a new direction. Whether this film pops further or not will, natch, boil down to reviews and word of mouth.
The original 1997 Men in Black
opened at a time when the star system still worked at the box office, and it was Will Smith’s subsequent July 4th opener after being crowned the B.O. king of the holiday with 1996’s Independence Day.
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'TERMINATOR: DARK FATE': LINDA HAMILTON, ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER ARE "BACH" IN FIRST TRAILER05/23/19 @ 9:34 am EST
Continuing the yearlong celebration of the swashbuckling sensation and hero to millions, American Mythology proudly brings fans a new art book, The Mark of Zorro – 100 Years of the Masked Avenger
! This meticulously-crafted homage to Johnston McCulley’s iconic hero promises to have something for everyone, from the casual to the most dedicated of fans.
The comic book publisher has been of the forefront of the icon’s celebration, kicking off the year with a brand new Western-horror series featuring Zorro to the delight of the character’s legions of fans. The company’s ‘Swords of Hell’ storyline has been met with rave reviews, and fans are loving Zorro’s “Legendary Adventures,” bringing classic stories to readers for the first time in English. The centenarian swordsman shows no signs of slowing up as the publisher revs up for the next half of the year, promising to end the celebration with even more heart-pounding tales to astound.
What better way to commemorate an event a century in the making than a souvenir for fans to remember the once in a lifetime event? Which is why American Mythology is also running a new Kickstarter campaign to help bring fans of the “Fox” together to show their love and support for the project. The Kickstarter will highlight the publisher’s plan to bring the massive 200+ page collection to life, featuring riches to include rare art from pulp publications, film, television, comics, animation, and pop culture! The Mark of Zorro – 100 Years of the Masked Avenger
promises to be a beautifully-crafted love letter to the storied history of one of the most enduring heroes ever to grace comics and film.
The Kickstarter project is scheduled to go live Wednesday 5/22/19 with an assortment of participation levels to pique the interest of fans young and old. Fans can visit the Kickstarter page here to get the exclusive edition hardcover book and the limited-edition promotional Zorro Trading Card set, which is only available to orders through the venue: https://tinyurl.com/yyewhnd5
The project is being written by Spike TV Award-winning comic book veteran James Kuhoric (Freddy vs. Jason vs. Ash / Six Million Dollar Man
), who promises to give fans all the Zorro goodness they crave with a comprehensive history of the character starting from the very beginning in 1919, when the masked avenger first rode onto the scene. Design duties will be handled by graphic designer Jason Ullmeyer, who has worked on projects as diverse asDjango / Zorro, The Green Hornet, The Bionic Man,
and The Dresden Files.
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Paramount PicturesBETTIE PAGE'S BEAUTY INSPIRES SKETCH ARTISTS & JERRY LAWLER ON KICKSTARTER05/22/19 @ 5:13 pm EST
has released the first trailer for the coming Terminator
sequel, Dark Fate
And the trailer makes it evident that Linda Hamilton AND Arnold Schwarzenegger are back!Terminator: Dark Fate
will hit theaters on Nov. 1.
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BEST-SELLING AUTHORS R.L. STINE, LEV GROSSMAN, AND VICTOR LAVALLE ATTEND BOOKEXPO 2019 WITH BOOM! STUDIOS05/22/19 @ 5:08 pm EST
Dynamite Entertainment announces a Kickstarter for upgraded packaging and contents for the Bettie Page Deluxe Ultra-Premium Sketch Card Collection
. Adorers of Bettie's timeless beauty and sketch card fanatics can check out the campaign for great value on packs and boxes, including one-of-a-kind sketch cards and other bonuses! Famed wrestler, commentator, artist and Bettie superfan Jerry "The King" Lawler will not only be featured as an additional card premiering via Kickstarter, but will also be contributing signed and exclusive sketch cards to the set with a unique design!
The Bettie Page Sketch Cards Kickstarter is live now, visit here: BETTIE PAGE DELUXE ULTRA-PREMIUM SKETCH CARD COLLECTION
Following successful and fan-favorite comic book series, Dynamite is bringing Bettie to trading cards! Bettie’s timeless All-American sensuality and playfulness is captured expertly by top-of-the-line artists included in this set including Joseph Michael Linsner, David Williams, John Royle, Scott Chantler and more! Also included are some of the most iconic photographs of the beauty legend. Dynamite will also be bringing in the hottest sketch card artists for thousands of one-of-a-kind exclusive pieces.
The special Jerry Lawler promo card is inspired by the iconic work of 1980s painter Patrick Nagel. This uniquely designed chase card as well as signed versions will be included in a limited number of packs. Including ultra rare Gold Elite Signature Series cards! Backers on Kickstarter for one or more packs are guaranteed one of these cards!
"I've been a Bettie Page fan for a long, long time," said Jerry Lawler. "As an artist myself, I've always been a huge fan of pinup art from models and legends like Gil Elvgren and Olivia. Bettie and I are both from the beautiful state of Tennessee. There was a kind of connection. I was the king of wrestling and she was the queen of the photoshoot! She always seemed special to me. I'm excited about the fact that the Dynamite cards and comic books are letting today's fans get acquainted with an icon like Bettie again or for the first time. It's not just art to me, it's doing a piece for one of my all time favorites. Its a win-win!"
Every individual foil pack includes 2 Base Cards, 2 Sketch Cards, 1 black and white "Peek-a-Boo" card, 1 puzzle card, and 1 autographed card for 7 total cards per pack, with 12 packs per box. The Peek-a-Boo cards are a risqué photo of Bettie and will be black bagged like a full size adult magazine so fans will actually open it to reveal the entirety of the card. Now fans can support the Kickstarter to have every foil pack additionally packaged in individual sturdy cardboard sleeves.
Bettie Page will forever reign as Queen of the Pin-Up and an icon of femininity. Her signature black hair, bangs, sparkling blue eyes and prototypical figure made every man want her and every woman want to be her - and that continues to this day. Some of her more risqué photoshoots and films were whispered legends which garnered one of her other nicknames, The Dark Angel, further cementing her legacy.
Bettie Page's influence on art and comic books knows no bounds either. In the 1970s and '80s, artists across media were inspired by Bettie such as Olivia and Eric Stanton. Innovators of the "good girl" style in the 1950s such as Matt Baker and Bill Ward were surely inspired by Bettie's figure and charm. The comics master Dave Stevens directly based The Rocketeer's girlfriend Betty on her differently spelled namesake.
Another reward tier option for supporters is the critically acclaimed Bettie Page graphic novels by writer David Avallone (Elvira Mistress of the Dark) and artist Colton Worley (Project Superpowers, The Shadow).
Backers who preorder four foil packs or more will be able to choose among a selection of top tier artists to produce exclusive one-of-a-kind sketch cards just for them. Also available are various, one-of-a-kind sketch card puzzle sets of 4,6 and 9 cards.
Bettie Page super fans can consider going all in on higher reward tiers for a full bag of loot. Which includes two full boxes (24 packs), two promo cards, a 9 card puzzle set, the ability to choose their own sketch artists and most exclusive of all - an uncut factory card sheet! The ultimate rare collectible for card collectors.
Dynamite's cream of the crop sketch card artists in this set include Axe, Ken Haeser, Kevin Graham, Mike Lilly, Mitch Ballard, Rich Molinelli, Sanna U, Tim Shay and tons more!
“Bettie Page’s influence on popular culture on so many different levels has lasted for nearly 70 years! I have no doubt that her enviable physique, style and attitude will continue impacting men and women for another 70 years,” said Nick Barrucci. “Creating this card set and bringing in such a diverse pool of artists each offering their own interpretation of Bettie is the perfect way to celebrate this legacy. The fans are going to love all this gorgeous art.”
This Kickstarter campaign is only available for a limited time, so don't miss the chance to get these cards early and with added value! BETTIE PAGE DELUXE ULTRA-PREMIUM SKETCH CARD COLLECTION
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BRING ON THE BAD GUYS!05/22/19 @ 5:05 pm EST
BOOM! Studios announced today their presence at BookExpo from May 29-31, 2019 at the Javits Center in New York, NY, with acclaimed authors R.L. Stine (Just Beyond: The Scare School
), Lev Grossman (The Magicians: Alice’s Story
), and Victor LaValle (Victor LaValle’s Destroyer
The award-winning publisher will debut an all-new booth (#1748) environment with special advance readers copies of hotly anticipated graphic novels including Just Beyond: The Scare School
by R.L. Stine and Nicole and Kelly Matthews, The Magicians: Alice’s Story
by Lev Grossman, Lilah Sturges and Pius Bak, as well asVictor LaValle’s Destroyer
bookmarks and much more.
Throughout the weekend, attendees will also have an opportunity to speak one-on-one with the writers behind some of the most anticipated graphic fiction of 2019 during signing events including:
R.L. Stine, the acclaimed bestselling horror author, creator ofGoosebumps, Fear Street
, and brand new middle grade horror graphic novel series, Just Beyond
Lev Grossman, New York Times bestselling author of The Magicians
trilogy and co-author of The Magicians: Alice’s Story
Victor LaValle, award-winning author of Changeling
, The Ballad of Black Tom
, and Victor Lavalle’s Destroyer
Visit the award-winning publisher’s booth for the exclusive chance to meet your favorite creators. Fans will have the opportunity to get exclusive merchandise signed by these special guests at the BOOM! Studios booth. Signing schedule below: Wednesday, May 29, 2019
1:00PM-2:00PM Meet The Author: Lev Grossman
3:00PM-4:00PM Meet The Author: Victor LaValleThursday, May 30, 2019
11:00AM-12:00PM Meet The Author: R.L. Stine
1:00PM-2:00PM Meet The Author: Lev Grossman
3:00PM-4:00PM Meet The Author: Victor LaValleFriday, May 31, 2019
12:00PM-1:00PM Meet The Author: R.L. Stine
“BOOM! Studios is excited to bring three of the biggest writers in modern fiction - R.L. Stine, Lev Grossman and Victor LaValle - to BookExpo to meet with fans," said Arune Singh, VP Marketing, BOOM! Studios. "Our company is committed to the idea that comic books are for anyone so we make them for everyone - and we know that everyone who visits the BOOM! Studios booth will find their first - or their next - obsession in our wide variety of offerings.”
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Just as the Acts of Evil have taken over the Marvel Annuals for the summer, we couldn’t forget to spotlight our terrifying villains during Marvel’s 80th anniversary!
Acclaimed artists such as Declan Shalvey, Mike McKone, Inhyuk Lee, Mark Brooks, and more highlight classic Marvel heroes going head-to-head with some of their most iconic foes with all-new covers!
Look for Marvel’s BRING ON THE BAD GUYS variants on these select titles:
1. AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #27 by Woo Cheol Lee – featuring Molten Man
2. AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #28 by Bengal – featuring Anna Kravenoff
3. AVENGERS #23 Mike McKone – featuring Count Nefaria
4. BLACK CAT #3 by Inhyuk Lee – featuring Black Cat
5. BLACK PANTHER #15 by Ryan Benjamin – featuring Killmonger
6. CAPTAIN AMERICA #13 Patch Zircher – featuring Red Skull
7. CAPTAIN MARVEL #9 J.G. Jones – featuring Yon-Ragg
8. CONAN THE BARBARIAN SPECIAL #1 by TBD
9. DAREDEVIL #9 by TBD
10. DAREDEVIL #10 by Junggeun Yoon - featuring Elektra11.
DOCTOR STRANGE #18 Martin – featuring Nightmare
12. DOCTOR STRANGE #19 by Nordsol – featuring Dormammu
13. FANTASTIC FOUR #13 by Gerald Parel – featuring Doom
14. FRIENDLY NEIGHBORHOOD SPIDER-MAN #10 by TBD
15. FRIENDLY NEIGHBORHOOD SPIDER-MAN #11 by TBD
16. GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY #8 by TBD
17. IMMORTAL HULK #22 by Ryan Brown – featuring Abomination
18. LOKI #2 by Declan Shalvey - featuring Loki
19. SAVAGE AVENGERS #4 Zaffino – featuring Kulan Gath
20. THANOS #5 Junggeun Yoon – featuring Thanos
21. THOR #16 by TBD
22. TONY STARK: IRON MAN #15 by Mark Brooks – featuring Madame Masque
23. VENOM #17 by Sunghan Yune – featuring Carnage