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LISTEN TO RAI'S THEME SONG, LYRICS BY DAN ABNETT!
11/15/19 @ 10:17 pm EST
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The brand-new RAI series makes its action-packed debut next Wednesday (November 20th), and metal band A Sound of Thunder is celebrating the can't-miss comic with the song 'Break Free!'

Featuring lyrics by series writer Dan Abnett, "Break Free" is offered exclusively through the band's Kickstarter as a companion to their new album Parallel Eternity. The catchy single also comes with an exclusive RAI #1 variant cover by Paul Pelletier, which is an homage to Derek Riggs' cover for Iron Maiden's album Somewhere in Time. The limited edition variant is available with the modern trade dress (500 copies) and classic trade dress (200 copies).



Dan Abnett is a veteran of the comic industry, but this was his first time writing lyrics for a song! Here's what he has to say about the new experience:

"I’ve never been asked to write lyrics before (though I’ve written a few songs over the years - never published or performed). It was, I guess, quite daunting to get a piece of music sent to me. A Sound of Thunder make a deliciously powerful noise… how could I write something worthy of that soaring music? How could I come up with anything that would work for Nina’s amazing voice?

"First, I decided to try something ‘general’. I didn’t think it would be useful to tie the lyrics into anything story-specific with the new comic series, because plot advances all the time. I tried to think more about Rai’s over all situation: his background, his origin, his eternal clash with Father, so the song could be more of an anthem that worked for Rai generally, across his ‘career’. I also didn’t want to be too ‘on the nose’, and make the words too direct or specific.

"My musical tastes are broad and eclectic. I listen to music a lot, but when I work it has to be ‘lyric free (soundtracks, ambient etc) so the ‘words’ don’t get in the way. Songs with lyrics tend to get airplay in the car, or when I’m not working. There was something about the track that made me think of old favourites, especially Rush, circa “Grace Under Pressure”…. The pace, the power of the drums, the muscular strength of the music. I thought it would be fun to do (try to do!) what a band like Rush did so well, which is to write a straight-up SF based track, nothing tongue in cheek or knowing, just unashamedly in its own world.

"I listened to the file a lot, and wrote lyrics that I thought ‘fitted’…even adding timings. I am a complete amateur. The band’s first reaction was - unsurprisingly - that I’d written ‘too much”… that I’d covered every square inch of sound with words, too literally, filling in everything. To be fair, I always imagined that - at best - anything I wrote would be a simple springboard for their work. I didn’t expect it to be kept intact.

"I guess I had a novice’s unwitting luck, because once they got in the studio and started to work on it, they ended up keeping a surprising amount…and even turning sections of the track that had been intended to be lyric-free into lyrical elements. I was delighted that they liked it and were inspired by it. I was even more delighted to hear the end result. It’s epic, and I have to admit I got chills hearing the band play and Nina power into the words. I am flattered that so much of my scrawling made it to the final cut.

"I helped make a song, but the band did all the heavy lifting, and I hope I didn’t give them an uphill struggle. The track is better than anything I could have imagined. And in the process, they made me a fan. I’m a little bit in awe, to be honest. When you work with people who really know what they’re doing, and who have proper expertise in an area you know nothing about, its enlightening: to see something happen, to see the skillful ease with which they work a project into shape. It was fun, it was educational, and it was a privilege. We should all leave our creative comfort zones more often, and learn from the way other people do their things.

"When can we do it again?"

Listen to a sample of 'Break Free' here: https://youtu.be/mMktCwt18a8

The Rai theme song and variant covers are available exclusively on Kickstarter here: http://kck.st/2MYaAX0

RAI #1 goes on sale November 20th.
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VAULT ANNOUNCES DAVID MACK VARIANT FOR 'VAMPIRE: THE MASQUERADE' #1
07/06/20 @ 12:47 pm EST
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Vault is thrilled to announce a set of new Vampire: The Masquerade #1 variant covers from legendary artist David Mack (Kabuki, Cover, Daredevil).

The gorgeous, painted piece by Mack will come in two different printed variants. The first, in a lush purple and blue, will be a standard, open order variant. The blood red version will be a special, deluxe variant, printed on thick card stock, with silver foiling and spot-gloss highlights, and will retail for $9.99.

"Vampire: The Masquerade is a legendary property with a mystique & mythology of epic art," said artist David Mack. "I'm thrilled to add my take to this world of imagination."

Each issue of the Vampire: The Masquerade will include exclusive material for Vampire: The Masquerade 5th Edition of the tabletop RPG from Modiphius Entertainment. These materials enable readers to play alongside the unfolding comic events in their own in-game chronicles.

Sink your teeth into the hidden world of vampires, ghouls, and hunters who live in the shadows and scheme among us. In the comic series, Cecily Baine, an enforcer for the Twin Cities' elite cabal of Kindred (vampires), takes a mysterious young vampire under her wing and is swept up in a conspiracy that can shake the foundations of vampire society.

Vampire: The Masquerade is co-written by Tim Seeley, Tini Howard, and Blake Howard, with art by Dev Pramanik and Nathan Gooden, with colors by Addison Duke, letters by AndWorld Design, design by Tim Daniel, and covers by Aaron Campbell, Nathan Gooden, and David Mack. The first issue will hit store shelves on August 5.



VAMPIRE: THE MASQUERADE #1


Writers: Tim Seeley, Tini Howard, Blake HowardArtist: Devmalya Pramanik, Nathan Gooden
Colorist: Addison Duke
Letterer: Andworld Design
Designer: Tim Daniel
Covers: Aaron Campbell, Nathan Gooden, David Mack

From the internationally best-selling World of Darkness universe, Vault brings readers a brand-new Vampire: The Masquerade comic series, Winter's Teeth.

When Cecily Brine, a courier for the Twin Cities Camarilla, takes a mysterious younger vampire under her wing, she's dragged into an insidious conspiracy. Will she be able to escape with her unlife and protect her aging, Alzheimer's afflicted sister, or will she be yet another pawn sacrificed to the Masquerade?
Meanwhile, an Anarch coterie investigates a mysterious killing.
'BILL & TED’S EXCELLENT ADVENTURE' COMING TO 4K; SEE THE TRAILER!
07/06/20 @ 12:42 pm EST
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Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure Movie Review

By and large, 2020 has not been excellent. But if anyone can inspire us all to party on, it’s the Wyld Stallyns themselves, Ted ‘Theodore’ Logan and Bill S. Preston. With the loveable doofus duo set to return to the big screen in long-awaited threequel Bill & Ted Face The Music later this summer, that’s not the only bodacious Bill & Ted news to be excited about – because their beloved original outing, 1989’s Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure, has been scrubbed up and given the 4K treatment. No way? Yes way!

Trailer: https://youtu.be/f6JyEp2etsQ

The 4K restoration will be available beginning August 10 – 4K UHD Blu-ray, limited edition Steelbook, Blu-ray, DVD and digital download.

Bill & Ted Face the Music opens in theaters on August 28.
'SANDMAN' AUDIO PRODUCTION COMES TO LIFE WITH NEW ART AND TRAILER
07/06/20 @ 12:27 pm EST
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“I am moving through your dreams…”

We’re just over a week away from the debut of Audible’s ambitious new audio production of The Sandman and as if we weren’t already too excited to sleep (sorry, Morpheus!), we now have the official cover art and an enticing new trailer to share with all of you.Just to recap, Neil Gaiman’s acclaimed series of graphic novels will soon be available as an Audible Original adapted and directed by visionary audio producer Dirk Maggs. Gaiman is intimately involved as the project’s Creative Director, Executive Producer and Narrator. Actor James McAvoy will lead the impressive cast as Morpheus along with Kat Dennings as Death, Michael Sheen as Lucifer, Taron Egerton as John Constantine and many, many more. We’ve already gotten one trailer for The Sandman’s audio production, but Audible has released a brand new one, which features some dramatic, dreamlike visuals along with our first taste of McAvoy in the starring role.

Trailer: https://youtu.be/yS4mGesO2m4

We also have our first look at the production’s cover art. Fans of both the original Vertigo comic series and the bestselling graphic novel collections that followed know that cover art is pretty important when it comes to The Sandman, so it’s great to see this latest take step up with a breathtakingly cosmic cover image that appropriately reflects the mythic nature of Gaiman’s tale.





Audible’s The Sandman adapts the first three graphic novels in Gaiman’s series and is due to be released on July 15. That gives you just enough time to pre-order it at Audible.com/TheSandman and to binge read your copies of the books.
'THE EPIC TALES OF CAPTAIN UNDERPANTS' TRAINS FOR SPACE TRAVEL IN NEW CLIP
07/06/20 @ 12:14 pm EST
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Blast Into Space with a Special Season of DreamWorks The Epic ...

DreamWorks' Captain Underpants franchise has been delighting fans of all ages over the past few years, and it looks like it's officially headed into the cosmos.

ComicBook.com is debuting a new clip from The Epic Tales of Captain Underpants in Space!, the upcoming special season of the series. The clip, shows what is required for space training at the P.O.O.P.S.I.E. space agency, with some pretty hilarious results.

The Epic Tales of Captain Underpants in Space! is the latest continuation of the franchise, following three traditional seasons, a Hack-a-ween Halloween special, and an Epic Choice O'Rama interactive special.

The Epic Tales of Captain Underpants in Space! will be available to stream exclusively on Netflix beginning July 10th.

Clip: https://youtu.be/M3F10ceuHp0
J.J. ABRAMS RUMORED TO BE PRODUCING NEW ‘CONSTANTINE’ FILM
07/06/20 @ 12:02 pm EST
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The Direct is reporting a rumor that a live-action Constantine movie is in development at Warner Bros., with Bad Robot serving as the production company and JJ Abrams attached as a producer. The film will have a similar feel and tone to Bad Robot's other upcoming projects, which include the Justice League Dark HBO Max show as well as the Zatanna movie.

It is currently unknown whether this will be a soft reboot with Keanu Reeves reprising the titular role, or if this will be a complete reboot with a new actor portraying the character.

This potential development serves as a welcome-back for the character of John Constantine, who has seen his fair share of adaptations. Keanu Reeves was the first to portray the character in live-action in the 2005 film Constantine, and actor Matt Ryan portrayed the occult detective in his own television series while making appearances on Arrow and eventually joining the cast of Legends of Tomorrow.
'THE BATMAN', 'MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE 7', OTHER BLOCKBUSTER SHOOTS TO RESUME IN UK
07/05/20 @ 10:53 pm EST
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THE BATMAN Begins, Filming, That Is (UPDATED!) – BATMAN ON FILM

Production on The Batman and Mission: Impossible 7 will be among several Hollywood blockbusters to resume filming in the United Kingdom following exemption of quarantine rules, Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden said Sunday.

During the weekend press conference, Dowden said he personally spoke with Tom Cruise about the exemption. Shooting in England for the latest in the franchise was suspended when the COVID-19 pandemic forced production to shut down.

Produced by Skydance for Paramount Pictures, Mission: Impossible 7 was originally set for a July 2021 release but was pushed back to November of that year due to filming delays caused by the pandemic. Now, crew members for the film will be allowed to return to England to finish filming at Warner Bros. Studios Leavesden in Hertfordshire, as the British government is granting a number of film and TV productions exemption from following quarantine rules. (via The Wrap)

Other major blockbusters set to start or resume filming in the country include Universal’s Jurassic World: Dominion, Warner Bros.’ Fantastic Beasts 3, Sony’s live-action musical adaptation of Cinderella and Disney’s remake of The Little Mermaid.
'AGENTS OF SHIELD': NEW PHOTOS FROM "THE TOTALLY EXCELLENT ADVENTURES OF MACK AND THE D"
07/05/20 @ 10:44 pm EST
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The upcoming episode of Agents of SHIELD is titled "The Totally Excellent Adventures of Mack and the D" and ABC has released photos.

The hilarious-looking episode is set to follow Mack (Henry Simmons) and Deke (Jeff Ward) after they get stranded in 1982.

Agents of SHIELD airs Wednesday nights on ABC at 10 PM EST.

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KYOTO ANIMATION TO STREAM MEMORIAL VIDEO ON FIRE'S ANNIVERSARY ON JULY 18
07/05/20 @ 10:37 pm EST
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Kyoto Animation has announced that it will stream a memorial video on its YouTube channel on July 18 to mark the one-year anniversary of the devastating fire that burned down the company's Studio 1 building, killing 36 people and injuring 33 others. The video will be streamed in Japanese only at 10:30am JST and will be available throughout the day after the streaming.

On July 18 last year, a devastating fire broke out at Kyoto Animation's Studio 1 building. A total of 70 people were inside the building at the time. Kyoto Prefectural Police apprehended the then 41-year-old suspect who allegedly used gasoline to start the fire, and they are investigating the case as arson. Police arrested the suspect on May 27 after 10 months of hospital care due to injuries.

Demolition work on Kyoto Animation's Studio 1 building concluded on April 28. Residents of the Fushimi Ward in Kyoto have previously sent a written request to Kyoto Animation not to build a monument or a park at the site, expressing concern that the large number of visitors that a memorial site could bring would affect the tranquility of the neighborhood. (via Anime News Network)
ANDY SERKIS RETURNING TO MIDDLE EARTH IN NEW 'THE HOBBIT' AUDIOBOOK
07/05/20 @ 10:29 pm EST
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Side Dish: Andy Serkis- Man of Many Faces   Armitage Agonistes

Andy Serkis is set to return to the world of The Hobbit in a new audiobook from HarperCollins.

Serkis will read from the J.R.R. Tolkien fantasy novel, a prelude of The Lord of the Rings saga, of the same name that follows the adventures of hobbit Bilbo Baggins as he attempts to secure treasure guarded by Smaug the dragon.

The British actor recently read the very same book as part of an 11-hour fundraising effort benefitting NHS Charities Together and Best Beginnings that raised more than $350 million.

Serkis portrayed the character of Gollum in The Lord of the Rings trilogy, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, and in various video games based on the franchise.

"We are delighted to announce the release of a brand-new audiobook of The Hobbit, read by @andyserkis," HarperCollinsUK tweeted about the September release. (via EW)
ZACK SNYDER RELEASES ‘KNIGHTMARISH’ POSTER OF HBO MAX’S ‘BATMAN V SUPERMAN – ULTIMATE EDITION’
07/05/20 @ 10:21 pm EST
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Zack Snyder has been giving his fans all the goods lately. In addition to the long-awaited “Snyder Cut” of Justice League coming next year, HBO Max has now released the “Ultimate Edition” of the director’s critically panned Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, and there’s a new poster to go with it.

The Ultimate Edition of Batman v Superman adds a half-hour of extended and deleted scenes to the film, making it more violent than the PG-13 theatrical cut but also fixing many of the complaints that critics and fans had about the narrative. While the new version maintains Snyder’s polarizing darker portrayal of Batman and Superman, it’s regarded as a noted improvement over the version that hit theaters in March 2016. (via The Wrap)

When HBO Max launched in May, the theatrical version was the only one available, but it has since been removed and replaced with the “Ultimate Edition.”

AND the poster!

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