KONAMI’S METAL GEAR SOLID TO SNEAK ONTO THE TABLETOP IN 201912/11/18 @ 7:36 pm EST
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'PSYCH: THE MOVIE 2 ANNOUNCEMENT TRAILER DROPS06/26/19 @ 10:10 am EST
IDW Games and Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. announced today that they have partnered to bring Metal Gear Solid
to the tabletop with Metal Gear Solid: The Board Game.
Designed by Emerson Matsuuchi
(designer of the Century
game series, Reef, and Specter Ops)Metal Gear Solid: The Board Game
is a fully cooperative, miniatures board game. Following the story of the first Metal Gear Solid
video game, players take on the roles of Solid Snake, Meryl Silverburgh, Dr. Hal “Otacon” Emmerich, and Gray Fox the Cyborg Ninja. They’ll need to use their unique skill sets to avoid detection as they complete objectives across multiple campaign scenarios. Featuring a highly dynamic A.I. system and sandbox gameplay, missions can be completed in multiple ways and will always play out differently. Jerry Bennington
, IDW Publishing’s VP of New Product Development says, “Having partnered with Konami in the past to adapt Metal Gear Solid
into comics and produce all new stories in the Silent Hill
universe, we are extremely excited to be partnering again to bring Metal Gear Solid
to a new gaming medium: tabletop. We know this a beloved franchise with a die-hard fan base, and as such we’re putting all of our energy into producing a premium gaming experience that is exciting to play over and over again.”
Game designer Emerson Matsuuchi
says, “I’m probably the biggest fan of Metal Gear Solid
. Ever since playing the first Metal Gear Solid
, it has forever altered the way I view games. The story it told was so memorable and the gameplay experience so rich that it has shaped my expectation of games as both a designer and gamer. So the opportunity to bring this masterpiece to the table has been an honor and dream come true. I’m excited to be able to capture the tactical stealth action that is the hallmark of the franchise as well as create a new experience and story for the Snake fans. Age hasn’t slowed him down one bit.”Metal Gear Solid: The Board Game
will feature miniatures by the highly regarded sculptor Francesco Orrù
, and art from lifelong Metal Gear Solid
fan and comic artist Kenneth Loh
Gaming media interested in playing Metal Gear Solid: The Board Game
will get their first chance at E3 2019. IDW Games will be booking play session for media outlets for Saturday, June 8, through Monday, June 10. Gamers eager to sample Metal Gear Solid: The Board Game
will have a chance to demo it at any of the following 2019 summer conventions: Origins Game Fair, Dice Tower Con, San Diego Comic Con, and Gen Con.
For more information on Metal Gear Solid: The Board Game
IDW Games on Twitter
and like their Facebook page
, where fans can discover art and gameplay development ahead of the game's release in 2019.
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CAPTAIN MARVEL' COMPOSER PINAR TOPRAK TO SCORE DC UNIVERSE SERIES 'STARGIRL'06/26/19 @ 9:58 am EST
USA Network has released an official announcement trailer for Psych: The Movie 2.
On the trailer, series stars James Roday and Dule Hill appeared on a brief video to whet fan appetites for the coming TV movie.
Psych: The Movie 2 will be airing on USA this holiday season.
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'IRON SKY: THE COMING RACE' TRAILER RELEASED06/26/19 @ 9:45 am EST
According to Film Music Reporter
, Pinar Toprak (Captain Marvel, Fortnite
) has confirmed that she is scoring the coming DC Universe original series, Stargirl.
The series is based on the DC characters created by Geoff Johns and stars Brec Bassinger in the title role.Stargirl
is slated to premiere in 2020 on the streaming service.
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Vertical Entertainment'AVENGERS: ENDGAME' BLU-RAY, DIGITAL RELEASE DATES REVEALED WITH NEW TRAILER06/26/19 @ 9:33 am EST
has released the official trailer for the sci-fi comedy Iron Sky: The Coming Race
, which will be in theaters, On Demand and on Digital on Friday, July 19.
Synopsis: Twenty years after the events of Iron Sky, the former Nazi Moonbase has become the last refuge of mankind. Earth has been devastated by a nuclear war but buried beneath the wasteland lies a power that could save the last of humanity -- or destroy it.
Source: Marvel Studios | Categories: Marvel | Comments (0) | E-mail Article | Add a CommentDYNAMITE PRINTS OVER 130,000 COPIES OF VAMPIRELLA #1! BEST SELLING DEBUT ISSUE IN COMPANY HISTORY!06/26/19 @ 10:58 am EST
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FIGHT FOR THE FUTURE OF MUTANTKIND IN THE HOUSE OF X / POWERS OF X TRAILER06/26/19 @ 9:16 am EST
Vampirella is flying high for her big 50th anniversary! Dynamite proudly announces that the upcoming Vampirella
#1 has blasted through expectations and is a massive success! The upcoming issue by writer Christopher Priest, artist Ergün Gündüz and a range of top tier cover artists fronted by Frank Cho will have an initial print run of 130 thousand copies!
This historic number includes all orders through Diamond, specialty retailers and creator exclusive covers. This incredible sales number is the highest for a full price comic in Dynamite's storied 15 year history. Furthermore, 130 thousand copies is higher than all recorded paid circulation numbers for the original Vampirella magazine - making this possibly also the best selling Vampirella comic book of all time! Dynamite cannot wait to see where things shake out on the charts with such strong offerings from competitors in July!
Dynamite is confident in this blockbuster new series and made the first issue returnable for retailers, which is also continuing for the second issue to allow retailers to order aggressively with minimal risk and maximum reward. Retailers can order without worry and be prepared to serve the needs of Vampirella diehards who go back 50 years themselves as well as the growing crowd of new fans!
"We cannot express enough how appreciative we are for the support from fans, retailers as well as support from retailers outside of the direct market and talent who have created covers for their own sales," said Nick Barrucci, Dynamite CEO and Publisher. "We knew we had a great creative team on this title with the incredible Christopher Priest being complemented by the lush art of Ergün Gündüz, and breathtaking covers to match. The 50th Anniversary will only happen once, so everything had to be perfect. Everyone from the creative team, editorial and sales & marketing worked hard together at all levels to make this a success. It's incredibly gratifying to get such a welcoming response back."
Dynamite's team is already working hard to continue this success through the year and moving forward. Vampirella #2 features an eye-popping main cover from Stanley "Artgerm" Lau, perhaps the biggest artist in the industry today. Then the next issue is spearheaded by the iconic J. Scott Campbell. Each issue features additional covers from talented artists as well as top cosplay models. Maybe there will be more Artgerm... Maybe one of the greatest comic artists of all time will bow out with a Vampirella cover as his final work... With the multiple Eisner Award-winning Jordie Bellaire writing the ongoing Vampirella/Red Sonja
and even more surprises in 2019, it's shaking out to be quite the celebration!
Initial orders for Vampirella
#2 are due this Thursday June 27.
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'TOY STORY 4' CLIMBS TO $135M+ THROUGH 4-DAYS AND WILL DOMINATE NEXT WEEKEND BEFORE 'SPIDER-MAN' SWINGS IN - PREVIEW06/25/19 @ 3:49 pm EST
Marvel Comics is proud to present House of X and Powers of X! These two intertwining series form an all-new redefining event for the X-Men. In this all-new trailer, learn about these earth-shaking issues from Editor-in-Chief C.B. Cebulski, Senior Editor Jordan D. White, and writer Jonathan Hickman!
“House of X and Powers of X are two stories that act as one story. They absolutely are separate, but by the end they collide together and coming out of that is the new paradigm for the X-Men universe,” explains Hickman.
In this epic story starring almost every single mutant in the Marvel Universe, Jonathan Hickman takes the reins of the X-Men and will revolutionize everything you know about mutants. Shocking secrets will be revealed throughout Marvel history that will affect every member of mutantkind, especially the X-Men. Follow this incredible story and witness the most important scene in X-Men history!
“If you have been a fan of X-Men in any era, there is something in here for you,” promises White.
House of X #1 arrives on July 24th and Powers of X #1 arrives on July 31st in comic shops. To find a comic shop near you, visit www.comicshoplocator.com
or call 1-888-comicbook.
New X-trailer: https://www.youtube.com/embed/nuu9GThyi4Q
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'THE LION KING' ROARS IN FIRST DAY ADVANCE TICKET SALES BREAKING DISNEY LIVE-ACTION RECORDS FOR FANDANGO AND ATOM06/25/19 @ 3:45 pm EST
According to Deadline
, Disney’s Toy Story 4
drew an estimated $14.2M yesterday taking its four-day total to $135.1M and will continue to conquer the box office into this weekend with $60M-$70M (-40% to -50%) before Sony/Marvel’s Spider-Man: Far From Home
brings another flood of cash in next Tuesday.Toy Story 4
‘s first Monday is the fourth best for a Disney animated film after Incredibles 2
($23.6M), Finding Dory
($19.5M) and Toy Story 3
Some in the distribution community have expressed concerned that there’s a sequelitis funk in the marketplace after Toy Story 4
came in under its $140M+ projections. Sequelitis really isn’t to blame here as audiences showed in bulk that they made Toy Story 4
the biggest domestic opening in the 24-year old Pixar franchise. Disney-reported Monday actuals came in at $120.9M for the weekend, higher than the $118M the studio was originally observing on Sunday morning.
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Deadline'RICK AND MORTY" SEASON 4 EPISODE TO GET SNEAK PEEK SCREENING AT 2ND ANNUAL ADULT SWIM FESTIVAL IN NOVEMBER06/25/19 @ 3:41 pm EST
reports that Disney’s The Lion King
in its first 24 hours of advance ticket sales has rung up the second best first-day sale of the year for Fandango after Avengers: Endgame,
while Atom Tickets declares it’s the company’s best first-day sales for a family movie.
In addition for Fandango, The Lion King
is the ticket seller’s best first-day presales for a Disney release outside of the Star Wars
or Marvel Cinematic Universe, outstripping 2017’s Beauty and the Beast
, the previous record-holder. Tickets went on sale at 6 AM PT yesterday for the the live-action feature adaptation of the 1994 Disney animated feature toon, which opens July 19.
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DeadlineBOOM! STUDIOS & COMICHUB JOIN FORCES FOR ONCE & FUTURE PROMOTION06/25/19 @ 3:34 pm EST
reports that an episode of the long-awaited fourth season of Adult Swim’s Rick and Morty
will get an exclusive, never-before-seen screening at the second annual Adult Swim Festival in November. The two-day event in Los Angeles runs Friday, Nov. 15-Saturday, Nov. 16, with the Rick and Morty
screening set for Day 2.
Adult Swim had previously announced that Rick and Morty
‘s Season 4 will launch in November.
In addition to the Rick and Morty
sneak, this year’s festival will include events described by Adult Swim as “one-of-a-kind, 360° fan experience” attractions such as “Robot Chicken Intergalatic Power Summit, Squidbillies 10 Man Bunkhouse Stampede,” a discussion with Genndy Tartakovsky, and exclusive talent appearances, panels, meet and greets, merchandise, games, and more.
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BOOM! Studios and ComicHub today announced a new partnership for comic shop retailers in support of ONCE & FUTURE #1
, kicking off the year’s most anticipated new series from New York Times bestselling writer Kieron Gillen (The Wicked + The Divine, Star Wars
) and Russ Manning Award-winning artist Dan Mora (Buffy The Vampire Slayer, Klaus
Through this partnership, BOOM! Studios will pair its industry-leading retailer incentives in support ONCE & FUTURE
with the burgeoning international reach of ComicHub’s network of comic book specialty stores to directly promote the series to customers utilizing the platform. Additionally, retailers who are also members of theBOOM! Guarantee program, the industry’s gold standard for returnability programs, can sign up for ComicHub and receive $100 off their startup fee when they sign up at Retailer.Comichub.com. The combination of risk-free, affidavit returns on the entire ONCE & FUTURE
comic series and eventual collection combined with ComicHub’s next generation suite of customer, retailer, and publisher tools will allow the publisher to assist retailers directly in maximizing their sell through at launch.
Debuting in August 2019, ONCE & FUTURE
explores the mysteries of the past, the complicated truths of our history and the power of family to save the day…especially if that family has secret bunkers of ancient weapons and decades of experience hunting the greatest monsters in Britain’s history!
When a group of Nationalists use an ancient artifact to bring a villain from Arthurian myth back from the dead to gain power, ex-monster hunter Bridgette McGuire pulls her unsuspecting grandson Duncan, a museum curator, into a world of magic and mysticism to defeat a legendary threat. Now the two must navigate the complicated history of the McGuire family and combat the deadly secrets of England’s past that threaten its very future.
“BOOM! Studios has long been comic book retailers' best partner. ComicHub is part of the evolution of how comic publishers and comic shops will partner with each other in the future,” said Filip Sablik, President of Publishing & Marketing, BOOM! Studios. “The combination of BOOM!'s Guarantee program, the best returnability program in the industry, and ComicHub is potentially game-changing by allowing us to reduce risk for our retail partners and help them sell through their inventory ofONCE & FUTURE
for even greater success!”
This partnership, the first between ComicHub and a comic book publisher, lines up perfectly with the company’s stated goal to “ensure the print comic industry continues to thrive in the digital era”. With innovative data technology and services that ensure that comics retailers give the very best service available to their customers, ComicHub has quickly made a name for itself as the newest standard for Retail Information Flow and Point Of Sale services in the comics industry.
“Our mission with ComicHub is to not only supply comics retailers with modern information tools to manage and promote their stores, but to also engage publishers in the information management for stores, marketing to promote directly to BUYING customers, and to provide transparency in the sell-through information flow,” said ComicHub’s Head of Sales, Atom! Freeman. “In BOOM! Studios, we found a partner who values both the conduit of information to retailers and fans and the insight into how their books are actually being sold.”ONCE & FUTURE
is the newest release from BOOM! Studios’ eponymous imprint, home to critically acclaimed original series, including Faithless
by Brian Azzarello and Maria Llovet; Abbott
from Saladin Ahmed and Sami Kivelä; Bury The Lede
from Gaby Dunn and Claire Roe; Grass Kings
from Matt Kindt and Tyler Jenkins; andKlaus
from Grant Morrison and Dan Mora. The imprint also publishes popular licensed properties including Joss Whedon’s Firefly
from Greg Pak and Dan McDaid; Buffy The Vampire Slayer
from Jordie Bellaire and David Lopez; Angel
from Bryan Edward Hill and Gleb Melnikov; and Mighty Morphin Power Rangers
from Ryan Parrott and Danielle Di Nicuolo.
Print copies of ONCE & FUTURE #1
, featuring a cover by Dan Mora, will be available for sale on August 14, 2019 at local comic book shops (usecomicshoplocator.com to find the nearest one) or at the BOOM! Studios webstore. Digital copies can be purchased from content providers, including comiXology, iBooks, Google Play, and the BOOM! Studios app.
Registered ComicHub customers can preorder and subscribe to ONCE & FUTURE #1
by logging into their https://customer.comichub.com/ app and entering “Once & Future” in the search bar. To shop for the hundreds of BOOM! Studios products in participating ComicHub stores, search for BOOM! Studios at https://comichub.com. Comics Shops wishing to join the ComicHub.com network can find and register for more information at https://retailer.comichub.com/.