'COCO' TOPS 45TH ANNIE AWARDS NOMINATIONS WITH 1312/04/17 @ 2:14 pm EST
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STAR WARS SPIN-OFFS PUT ON HOLD06/21/18 @ 7:53 am EST
Disney-Pixar's "Coco" is getting set for another championship bout, having conquered Mexico and the box office, as it has topped the 45th annual Annie Awards nominations with 13, reports Variety
, including best animated feature. The toon also received bids for directing (Lee Unkrich and co-director Adrian Molina), music, writing (Molina and Matthew Aldrich), and voice acting for its young star Anthony Gonzalez, as well as for character design, production design, and two each for character animation and storyboarding.
Cartoon Saloon’s “The Breadwinner” followed "Coco" closely with 10 nominations, including best animated feature – independent, directing for Nora Twomey, music by Mychael and Jeff Danna, two voice acting bids for Saara Chaudry and Laara Sadiq, character design, production design, writing (Anita Doron) and editorial.
Other films receiving nominations for animated feature are “Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie,” “Cars 3,” Despicable Me 3” and “The Boss Baby.”
Independent features nominated alongside “The Breadwinner” are “In This Corner of the World,” “Loving Vincent,” “Napping Princess” and “The Big Bad Fox & Other Tales.”
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GAL GADOT AND ‘WONDER WOMAN 1984’ PLANNED AS WARNER’S BIG COMIC-CON SURPRISE06/21/18 @ 7:42 am EST
For some reason, that galaxy seems a little further away these days.Collider
is reporting that Lucasfilm will be putting plans for more A Star Wars Story
spinoff movies on hold, instead focusing its attention on Star Wars: Episode IX
and what the next trilogy of Star Wars
films will be going forward.
This news comes in the wake of the disappointing launch of Solo: A Star Wars Story
, which received mixed reviews and fell short of box office expectations.
The rumored Obi-Wan movie was in active development but Collider reports suggest those who were working on the film are no longer involved. Filmmaker James Mangold was in early talks to write and direct a Boba Fett film, but that was before Solo
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NEW 'NINJA TURTLES' MOVIE IN THE WORKS WITH 'BAD WORDS' WRITER06/21/18 @ 7:32 am EST
Word is there may be Wonder Woman sightings at San Diego in July.
According to Deadline
, a surprise appearance at Comic-Con by Wonder Woman
star Gal Gadot looks likely.
Plans are still being finalized for the schedule of the Patty Jenkins-helmed sequel Wonder Woman 1984
, but the site reports that not only will Gadot be showing up in Hall H — she’ll be bringing a look at the sequel with her.
The film is set to open November 1, 2019.
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YOUR FIRST LOOK AT CULLEN BUNN & JONAS SCHARF’S BONE PARISH06/21/18 @ 7:23 am EST
Cowabunga, dudes! New Turtles
is reporting that Paramount has a new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
film in the works and has signed on Andrew Dodge, writer behind the Jason Bateman comedy Bad Words
, to pen the script.
The studio has made two Ninja Turtles
movies based on the 1980s cult comic by Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird that spawned a pop cultural phenomenon. The first movie, released in 2014, grossed $493 million worldwide, while 2016’s installment, subtitled Out of the Shadows
, showed the limits of the franchise with $245 million.
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TWO SAY ‘I DO’ IN X-MEN GOLD, BUT NOT THE PAIR FANS WERE EXPECTING06/20/18 @ 8:39 pm EST
BOOM! Studios is proud to present your first look at BONE PARISH #1, an all-new chilling necromantic horror series from superstar writer Cullen Bunn (The Unsound
) and artist Jonas Scharf (Mighty Morphin Power Rangers
) in July 2018. A new drug is sweeping through the streets of New Orleans. One made from the ashes of the dead. Wars are being fought over who will control the supply, while the demand only rises. While the warring factions collide, users begin to experience terrifying visions of the dead coming back to life—through them.
This powerful debut issue features a main cover by Lee Garbett (Lucifer
) with variant covers by Rod Reis (Doctor Strange: Damnation
) and Tyler Crook (Harrow County
“At its heart, BONE PARISH is a story about family—how we define it, how we do right by it, and the choices we make to preserve it,” said Eric Harburn, Senior Editor, BOOM! Studios. “This is an unflinching look at how we connect to—and disconnect from—the world around us, wrapped in a special kind of horror crime story that only Cullen, Jonas, Alex, and Ed could deliver.”
BONE PARISH #1 is the latest release from BOOM! Studios’ eponymous imprint, home to a world-class group of licensed comic book series and ambitious original series, including Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, WWE, Abbott, Victor LaValle’s Destroyer, Mech Cadet Yu, Grass Kings
, and Klaus
Print copies of BONE PARISH #1 will be available for sale on July 25th, 2018 exclusively at local comic book shops (use comicshoplocator.com to find the nearest one). Digital copies can be purchased from content providers, including comiXology, iBooks, Google Play, and the BOOM! Studios app.
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VAMPIRELLA ENCOUNTERS DEJAH THORIS IN NEW DYNAMITE SERIES06/20/18 @ 3:24 pm EST
Well, in the long-awaited X-Men Gold
#30, which went on sale today (6/20), two beloved X-Men were slated to bring their love to a climax with the wedding of the decade.
They did, and they didn't.
As reported in the New York Times
, the wedding of Kitty Pryde and Colossus fell apart at the last minute ...
Instead, the couple in the front row above, Rogue and Gambit, with love in the air decided to tie the knot!
And, under the creative team of Kelly Thompson and Oscar Bazaldua, their adventures will be chronicled in Mr. and Mrs. X
, a new series beginning in July!
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GET TROMAFIED! DYNAMITE TO PUBLISH ART OF TROMA!06/20/18 @ 3:19 pm EST
Dynamite Entertainment is set to deliver the latest in epic crossover events with Vampirella/DejahThoris
!The pulp tale that was destined to happen was created by Erik Burnham (Ghostbusters, KISS: The Demon
) and Ediano Silva (Pathfinder: Runescars, Killer Instinct
) is headed to stands this September!
In Vampirella/Dejah Thoris
, when an alien scout ship crashes on Mars, Dejah Thoris must risk reigniting war with the Green Martians and becoming dinner for the white apes. But the stakes are raised so much higher when the ship is revealed to carry Vampirella, who is on a desperate mission of survival—one that might end before it truly begins!
“Not a lot of folks know this, but some of my earliest work in comics was an unpublished adaptation of A Princess of Mars
... I discovered Barsoom and Dejah Thoris then, and I’m ecstatic to not only play in that sandbox again but also introduce the princess to Vampirella!” says writer Erik Burnham.
"There’s so much love for both of these iconic characters, we wanted to wait for the right time with the right creative team to see a crossover come to life,” said Nick Barrucci, CEO and Publisher of Dynamite Entertainment. “Dejah Thoris
has been one of our strongest characters and matching her with everyone’s fan favorite, Vampirella
, just seems like a match worthy of comic history!”
“This book is gonna be full of pulp fun — dead cities, vampires, carnivorous apes, and a pending alien invasion... all beautifully rendered by Ediano Silva,” added Burnham.
Created in 1969, Vampirella
has thrived for nearly 50 years delivering classic tales of terror in comics, graphic novels, and magazines. These cover images helped to define the horror comic genre with master illustrators like Frank Frazetta, Sanjulian, Bill Hughes, Jose Gonzalez, Enrich, Esteban Maroto, and Paul Gulacy, along with a host of other legendary contributing artists.
Edgar Rice Burroughs' classic character, Dejah Thoris, the Princess of Mars, debuted in 1912, and ever since, science fiction and fantasy enthusiasts have dreamed of the faraway Red Planet and all of its wondrous sights and monstrous perils. A strong and talented royal, Dejah served as inspiration for such heroines such as Princess Leia of Star Wars
and Neytiri of James Cameron's Avatar
. Since her comic book debut in 2010, she has constantly served as an adventurous mainstay at Dynamite.
The debut issue of Vampirella/Dejah Thoris
features a wide selection of cover variants, providing fans and retailers with the freedom of choice! The cover artwork features the talents of Jan Anacleto (Dejah Thoris and The Green Men of Mars
), Carlo Pagulayan (Deathstroke
), Stephen Segovia (Dark Wolverine
Joe Jusko (Warlord of Mars
) and two cosplay photo covers, respectively.
A Blank Authentix Edition will be available as a variant forVampirella/Dejah Thoris
#1 featuring the same great story, but with a blank cover for fans to get their favorite artist to draw their version of Dejah, Vampi, of both. An Atlas Edition will also be available for fans wishing to have their issue signed by writer Erik Burnham. Vampirella/Dejah Thoris #1
will be solicited in Diamond Comic Distributors' July 2018 Previews
catalog, the premier source of merchandise for the comic book specialty market, and slated for release in September 2018. Comic book fans are encouraged to reserve copies of Vampirella/Dejah Thoris #1
with their local comic book retailers. Vampirella/Dejah Thoris #1
will also be available for individual customer purchase through digital platforms courtesy of Comixology, Kindle, iBooks, Google Play, Dynamite Digital, iVerse, Madefire, and Dark Horse Digital.
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DYNAMITE DELIVERS JAMES BOND ORIGIN STORY06/20/18 @ 3:10 pm EST
Dynamite has partnered with Troma Entertainment, the original media disruptor and longest-lasting independent film company, to deliver an art book not for the faint of heart hitting shelves in September!
Written by New York Times Bestselling author and Troma aficionado Fred Van Lente (Archer & Armstrong, Cowboys and Aliens), this incredible 256-page collection features never-before-seen film stills, rare posters, candid interviews, and buckets and buckets and BUCKETS of fake blood.
“I had a really terrific time delving into the history of one of the richest stories in all of independent American movies. The book has turned out spectacularly, thanks to the incredible work of designer Jon Adams,” remarked author Fred Van Lente. “None of it would have been possible without Lloyd Kaufman, Michael Herz and the Troma staff opening up their forty-year-plus archive to us, so big thanks to them. This book is a juicy distillation of a studio that's entertained its fans and pissed-off establishment types for decades.”
For over forty years, Troma Studios has blazed its own bloody, slime-covered trail, making movies their own damn way. From The Toxic Avenger to The Class Of Nuke ‘Em High to Poultrygeist to Tromeo And Juliet, Lloyd Kaufman never compromised, waving his independent freak-flag freely, and helped jumpstart the careers of luminaries such as James Gunn, Trey Parker, Eli Roth, Oliver Stone and countless others.
“This has been an incredible fun project to work on. I have a lot of respect for everything they’ve been able to do over the years,” said Nick Barrucci, CEO and Publisher of Dynamite Entertainment. “They've had so many great talents come out of their stable throughout their history as the biggest cult filmmakers in the world, they’re finally getting their due.”
The Art of Troma will hit shelves in both hardcover and limited editions. The limited version of the hardcover book comes in a VHS-themed slipcase and features both a print signed by Lloyd Kaufman and a supplemental book featuring art from Troma fans.
The Art of Troma and The Art of Troma Limited Edition will be solicited in Diamond Comic Distributors' July 2018 Previews catalog, the premier source of merchandise for the comic book specialty market, and slated for release in September 2018. Comic book fans are encouraged to reserve copies of The Art of Troma with their local comic book retailers.
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COMIC BOOK FOLK RAISE MONEY TO HELP LEAH MOORE AND JOHN REPPION06/20/18 @ 3:02 pm EST
Dynamite Entertainment and Ian Fleming Publications Ltd. are pleased to announce this fall’s biggest
series in James Bond Origin
! Author Jeff Parker (Suicide Squad, Future Quest, Thunderbolts, Batman ‘66
) and artist Bob Q (The Green Hornet
) will kick off the ongoing definitive account of James Bond’s exploits during World War II!
Hitting stands in September, James Bond Origin
readers back to March, 1941. Seventeen-year-old James Bond is a restless student in Scotland, an orphan, eager to strike out and make his mark on the world. But a visit by an old family friend coincides with The Clydebank Blitz, the most devastating German attack on Scotland during the War! James will fight through hell to survive, coming out the other side determined to make a difference.
“It’s a weighty challenge to reverse-engineer this icon into a young man on a life’s journey of danger, but Nate Cosby paired me up with Bob Q, who not only brings the gravitas of war in 1941 Europe, but nails the promising hero in his youth,” stated writer Jeff Parker. “James doesn’t have the vast experience of a double-O agent yet, but he’s tenacious and a lightning-quick study. Bob and I work to show the full force of Bond’s spirit.”
In 2014, Dynamite Entertainment made headlines across the comics industry and beyond with the news that the New Jersey publisher had secured the license from Ian Fleming Publications Ltd to produce the first James Bond
comics in 20 years. The first series, Vargr
, written by Transmetropolitan
writer Warren Ellis and artist Jason Masters, launched the following year to widespread critical acclaim, and was a breakout success in the comics specialty market.
has consistently been one of our strongest brands, both in talent and in history,” said Nick Barrucci, Dynamite CEO and Publisher. “It’s all been a culmination to get to tell this story in comics.”
The debut issue of James Bond Origin
features a wide selection of cover variants, providing fans and retailers with the freedom of choice! The cover artwork features the talents of John Cassaday (The Lone Ranger
), David Mack (Kabuki
), Kev Walker (Thunderbolts
Gene Ha (Top 10
Ibrahim Moustafa (High Crimes
) and Bob Q. & Jordan Boyd (The Green Hornet ’66 Meets The Spirit)
Dynamite is offering comic store retailers the opportunity to put their store name on aJames Bond Origin
#1 to promote the launch of this long awaited series. This “shared retailer exclusive” will receive the cover art by Bob Q., plus the store logo on the cover! Additionally, limited variant in "Black & White," "Virgin Art," and "Blood Red Line Art" formats are also available as retailer incentives for comic shops that support the launch issue by achieving stocking thresholds. James Bond Origin
#1 will be solicited in Diamond Comic Distributors' July 2018 Previews
catalog, the premier source of merchandise for the comic book specialty market, and slated for release in September 2018. Comic book fans are encouraged to reserve copies of James Bond Origin
#1 with their local comic book retailers. James Bond Origin
#1 will also be available for individual customer purchase through digital platforms courtesy of Comixology, Kindle, iBooks, Google Play, Dynamite Digital, iVerse, Madefire, and Dark Horse Digital.
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THE INFINITY WARPS!06/20/18 @ 2:46 pm EST
A few weeks ago, while attending the Download music festival, British comic book writer Leah Moore suffered a brain injury.
Leah’s medical costs will covered by the NHS but their friend Andrew O’Neill has begun a JustGiving page to help her and her family out with other living costs at this time
"Leah and John [Reppion] are comic book writers, who usually scrape by on caffeine and stress while creating wonderful art. Recently, they have been beset by brutal circumstances – John recently lost his sister Dawn and Leah has sustained a severe and degenerative brain injury at Download (metal!) and has had an operation to remove a blood clot.
"Needless to say, their already fragile and insecure method of putting food on the table for themselves and their three kids (two feral) is going to be impossible while Leah recovers and John looks after her.
"As an artistic community and bunch of pals, let’s raise some money to help them through, (and then we can use our generosity later on as leverage for favours and cake).
(Via Bleeding Cool
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Rocketing out of the Infinity Wars this September…
INFINITY WARS: IRON HAMMER #1 (of 2) Written by AL EWING Art by RAMON ROSANAS Cover by HUMBERTO RAMOS
INFINITY WARS: SOLDIER SUPREME #1 (of 2) Written by GERRY DUGGAN Art by ADAM KUBERT Cover by HUMBERTO RAMOS