Thursday, January 17, 2019

Your First Look at Lev Grossman’s THE MAGICIANS: ALICE’S STORY


BOOM! Studios revealed a first look at THE MAGICIANS: ALICE’S STORY, an all-new original graphic novel hardcover set in the world of the acclaimed book trilogy by Lev Grossman, from writer Lilah Sturges (Lumberjanes: The Infernal Compass, Jack of Fables), rising star artist Pius Bak and featuring a cover by Steve Morris (Buffy The Vampire Slayer).  

THE MAGICIANS is an award-winning, New York Times bestselling adult fantasy novel series created by Lev Grossman, which has become a worldwide pop culture phenomenon and inspired a hit television series on Syfy, whose fourth season will premiere later this year. Originally published in 2009, The Magicians introduced readers to Brakebills College for Magical Pedagogy, which boasts a prestigious and dangerously difficult curriculum, famous and infamous alumni, and a record of only… a few deaths per graduating class.  

Debuting in July 2019, THE MAGICIANS: ALICE’S STORY expands the mythology of The Magicians, the first novel in the series trilogy, through the perspective of the character Alice Quinn before she joins Brakebills and embarks on an epic journey into the magical land of Fillory.  

Alice is a brilliant and naturally talented magician who grew up fully aware of the hidden world of magic but whose well-versed parents refused to teach her how to make use of it. So what is an insanely gifted young genius with no guidance or encouragement to do except teach herself? Which is how she winds up a top student at Brakebills College. Alice is at first meek and cripplingly shy until she breaks out of her shell to face deadly magical creatures, devastating heartbreak, and the hard lessons of a magical world where even well-intentioned actions can have brutal and deadly consequences.  

“Lilah and Pius peer into the events of The Magicians through the eyes of one of it’s most intriguing and ultimately heroic characters, which opens up new secrets and hidden facets to the already hidden world of magic placed right beside our own.” said Sierra Hahn, Executive Editor, BOOM! Studios. “The Alice Quinn we meet at Brakebills is a young woman forged by loss and isolation but there’s no mistaking the strength of will and power at the core of this fan favorite character who eventually goes on to become the most surprising protagonist in the whole series.”  

Eisner Award-nominated writer Lilah Sturges will be in attendance as a guest of BOOM! Studios at ALA Midwinter 2019 in Seattle, Washington. She will be available for signings both Saturday and Sunday, 1/26-1/28, as well as a guest on the BOOM! Studios: Discover Yours panel on Monday, 1/28, where she will join some of the most acclaimed voices in graphic fiction today for a discussion on the diverse, award-winning imprints of BOOM! Studios, Archaia, BOOM! Box and KaBOOM!.  



THE MAGICIANS: ALICE’S STORY is the latest release from BOOM! Studios’ ambitious Archaia imprint, home to graphic novels such as Mouse Guard by David Petersen; New World by David Jesus Vignolli; Jane by Aline Brosh McKenna and Ramón Pérez; About Betty’s Boob by Vero Cazot and Julie Rocheleau; and licensed series like Jim Henson’s The Power of the Dark Crystal and Jim Henson’s Labyrinth: Coronation.  

Print copies of THE MAGICIANS: ALICE’S STORY will be available for sale on July 10, 2019 at local comic book shops (use comicshoplocator.com to find the nearest one), July 16th at bookstores, and at the BOOM! Studios webstore. Digital copies can be purchased from content providers, including comiXology, iBooks, Google Play, and the BOOM! Studios app.

Saturday, January 12, 2019

BOOM! Studios Brings Joss Whedon’s BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER & FIREFLY to Free Comic Book Day


BOOM! Studios announced WELCOME TO THE WHEDONVERSE FCBD SPECIAL, an all-new comic book arriving in comic shops worldwide on Free Comic Book Day (May 4th, 2019), with all new stories featuring two of the greatest creations from visionary Joss Whedon (writer/director Marvel’s The Avengers).  

This FREE comic, released in partnership with 20th Century Fox Consumer Products, is the perfect jumping-on point for the “Whedonverse” with all new stories from the worlds of BOOM! Studios’ hit series Buffy The Vampire Slayer and Firefly.  

First, Captain Malcolm Reynolds and his first mate Zoe Alleyne Washburne have a bond that was forged in blood during the war that shaped the ‘Verse…but when the awful secret at the core of that bond is finally revealed and they’re called to answer, the people who love them are left to pick up the pieces in an all-new story written by Greg Pak.  

Created by Whedon and set 500 years in the future in the wake of a universal civil war, Firefly centers on the crew of Serenity, a small transport spaceship that doesn't have a planet to call home. Mal Reynolds, a defeated soldier who opposed the unification of the planets by the totalitarian governed Alliance, will undertake any job — legal or not — to stay afloat and keep his crew fed. Thrust together by necessity but staying together out of loyalty, these disparate men and women are seeking adventure and the good life, but face constant challenges on the new frontier, such as avoiding capture by the Alliance, and evading the dangers you find on the fringes of the universe.   

And in the second exclusive story, there’s something evil lurking under Sunnydale High School, namely a gateway to a hell dimension that’s been foretold to destroy the world as we know it. Buffy and the gang have mostly got it under control…as long as everything stays exactly as it is, and we mean zero new plot points, no new characters, and absolutely no twists, turns, or misunderstood prophecies. Easy peasy! Writer Jordie Bellaire and artist David López continue the bold reimagining of the groundbreaking mythology that changed pop culture forever.  

Buffy The Vampire Slayer premiered on the WB Network on March 10th, 1997. The Emmy and Golden Globe-nominated series, which ran for seven seasons from 1997-2003, stars Sarah Michelle Gellar as “Buffy Summers.” Chosen to battle vampires, demons and other forces of darkness, Buffy is aided by a Watcher who guides and teaches her as she surrounds herself with a circle of friends called the “Scooby Gang.”  




WELCOME TO THE WHEDONVERSE FCBD SPECIAL, featuring a cover by Greg Smallwood (Moon Knight), 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 Lev Grossman’s The Magicians, Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, Planet of the Apes, Abbott, Mech Cadet Yu, Grass Kings, and Klaus.   

“We’re committed to making 2019 the biggest year ever for fans of Firefly and Buffy the Vampire Slayer comic books – and that means giving them the most anticipated release of Free Comic Book Day,” said Jeanine Schaefer, Executive Editor, BOOM! Studios. “We’re laying the seeds for some huge stories in each of these series, along with a massive surprise that no Joss Whedon fan can miss!”  

Print copies of WELCOME TO THE WHEDONVERSE FCBD SPECIAL will be available for FREE on May 4th, 2019 exclusively at local comic book shops (use comicshoplocator.com to find the nearest one). 

Sunday, January 6, 2019

"Home Alone" More Fun in 2018 for Adult Kevin McCallister with Google Assistant


Oh yah, you read right - happy holidays ya filthy animal! Google brings back the nostalgia with new ads featuring Macaulay Culkin, reprising his role as Kevin McCallister, in a comedic "remake" of the classic film.   

To celebrate one of the most popular holiday movies of all time, we catch up with a now 38-year-old McAllister and revisit iconic scenes with a tech twist. See what happens when a wiser and older Kevin enlists help from Google Assistant-enabled devices like Home Hub or Pixel phone. 



Every year, Home Alone searches trend on Google during the holidays, spiking 1900% in a month last year. For a limited time, fans can also try it out themselves to discover interactive Easter eggs by asking specific questions - Google Assistant will respond with lines from the original film. 


To get in on the fun, say "Hey Google..." 

"Did I forget something?" to hear the iconic "KEVINNNNN!" scream. 

"How much do I owe you?" or "It's me Snakes. I got the stuff," to recreate a back-and-forth dialogue from the movie Kevin watches, Angels with Filthy Souls. 

"The Wet Bandits are here" to hear what Kevin would do in his most heroic moment. 

"I'm the man of the house" and relive the famous scene when Kevin puts aftershave on his face.

Tuesday, January 1, 2019

SPIDER-MAN: INTO THE SPIDER-VERSE PRESENTS A VERY SPIDEY CHRISTMAS


Just in time for the holiday season, SPIDER-MAN™: INTO THE SPIDER-VERSE - A VERY SPIDEY CHRISTMAS EP is available from Sony Music Masterworks. Voiced by cast members of the Columbia Pictures and Sony Pictures Animation critically-acclaimed hit feature Spider-Man™: Into the Spider-Verse, the five-track EP reimagines classic holiday favorites with Spider-man inspired lyrics. 

Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, the creative minds behind The Lego Movie and 21 Jump Street, bring their unique talents to a fresh vision of a different Spider-Man Universe, with a groundbreaking visual style that's the first of its kind. Spider-Man™: Into the Spider-Verse introduces Brooklyn teen Miles Morales, and the limitless possibilities of the Spider-Verse, where more than one can wear the mask.

Directed by Bob Persichetti, Peter Ramsey and Rodney Rothman, the screenplay is by Phil Lord and Rodney Rothman from a story by Phil Lord based on the Marvel Comics. The film is produced by Avi Arad, Amy Pascal, Phil Lord, Christopher Miller and Christina Steinberg. Stan Lee, Brian Michael Bendis and Will Allegra serve as executive producers. The film features the voices of Shameik Moore, Jake Johnson, Hailee Steinfeld, Mahershala Ali, Brian Tyree Henry, Lily Tomlin, Luna Lauren Velez, Zoë Kravitz, John Mulaney, Kimiko Glenn with Nicolas Cage, Kathryn Hahn and Liev Schreiber.




SPIDER-MAN: INTO THE SPIDER-VERSE - A VERY SPIDEY CHRISTMAS EP TRACKLIST:  

Joy to the World - Shameik Moore 
Spidey-Bells (A Hero's Lament) - Chris Pine 
Deck the Halls - Jake Johnson 
Up on the House Top - Chris Pine 
The Night Before Christmas 1967 (Spoken Word) - Jorma Taccone

Monday, December 31, 2018

The Best and Worst Autograph Signers and Fan Friendly Celebrities Of 2018


MikeTheFanboy.com, One of the leading Entertainment and in person collecting websites, has announced their best and worst Autograph signers list for 2018.

The list details the celebrities who are the nicest to fans and indulge them in autographs, selfies, etc. While the worst list spotlights the celebrities who don't want to lift a finger for fans.

The list was culled by the Mike The Fanboy writers from Los Angeles, New York, Chicago and England as well as various parts of the world.



Best Autograph Signers of 2018 List     

Jessica Chastain 
Jason Momoa 
Elisabeth Moss 
Ezra Miller 
Nicole Kidman 
Timothee Chalamet 
Norman Reedus 
Tilda Swinton 
Stan Lee 
Karen Gillan  



Worst Autograph Signers of 2018 List
     
Natalie Portman 
The Cast of Stranger Things 
Brie Larson 
Donald Glover 
Alden Ehrenreich 
Bradley Cooper 
Bill Hader 
Trent Reznor 
Anthony Mackie 
Charlize Theron  

About MikeTheFanboy.com: One of the leading Entertainment and in-person collecting websites, MikeTheFanboy.com started over 10 years ago with a small band of writers. It has now expanded, having writers in Los Angeles, Chicago, New York and England. Covering the world of pop culture, celebrate culture and various events throughout the world, MikeTheFanboy.com has carved out its place with fans.

Thursday, December 20, 2018

COMET & CHARGE! December Giveaway! The Terminator! Babylon 5 Christmas Marathon! Blair Witch! And More!


Snow is falling, the scent of pine needles is in the air, so it must be time to watch some awesome movies and TV shows on COMET TV and CHARGE!  

Yep, this December the sci-fi and horror classic The Terminator is blasting its way through Comet TV! Check out the classic and the birth of Cyberdyne Systems!  

If that wasn't enough to celebrate the holiday season Babylon 5 has a Christmas marathon! After you sip your egg nog and trim the tree, turn on COMET TV for a spacey Christmas Marathon! Starting at 10a/9 C!  

And don't forget to check out Area 10! The best in cult classic films are airing all month long on Comet TV!

Airing on COMET in December  

YOU DON'T NEED A SUBSCRIPTION TO WATCH THESE GREAT MOVIES!  THEY'RE AIRING FOR FREE ON COMET!  

Babylon 5 (Christmas Marathon)  

This Christmas, after you sip your egg nog and trim the tree, turn on COMET TV for a spacey Christmas Marathon! Starting at 10a/9 C you can catch up on this classic sci-fi series!  

Christmas Day Tuesday, December 25 starting at 10a/9 C

The Blair Witch Project (1999)  

There's something sinister lurking in Black Hills Forest and missing girl's disappearance is linked to the legend of The Blair Witch! A group heads into the woods to find out what happened and the footage found after will send a chill down your spine. Don't turn your back because you don't know what's lurking behind you!  

Saturday, December 15 at 5/4 C  
Monday, December 17 1/Noon C  
Thursday, December 20 at MIDNIGHT/11 C  
Monday, December 24 at 2a/1 C  
Saturday, December 29 at 12:30a/11:30 C



The Terminator (1984)  

The original classic that started the franchise is airing on Comet TV! Catch Arnold Schwarzenegger and Linda Hamilton in their classic roles trying to defeat Skynet from launching total human extinction. Relive the first time you heard, "Come with me if you want to live!"  

Friday, December 14 at 3/2 C  
Wednesday, December 19 at 10/9 C  
Wednesday, December 26 at 1/Noon C

Area 10  

The best in cult classic films are airing all month long on Comet TV! If you're in the mood for laughs check out Haunted Honeymoon, if you fancy a trip book your ticket to Futureworld, join Ah-Nuld for The Terminator and who doesn't have those Jeepers Creepers!  

Weeknights at 10/9 C  

The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai  
The Shout  
The Cat Creature  
The Blair Witch Project  
Disturbing Behavior  
Runaway  
The Terminator  
Futureworld  
To All a Good Night  
Haunted Honeymoon  
Old Dracula  
Jeepers Creepers  
The Curse  
The Curse II  
Panga  

AND MORE...


Airing on CHARGE! in December  

WATCH ACTION STARS, EVERY-DAY HEROES AND INSANE ATHLETES ENGAGED IN BATTLES, CHASES, SHOWDOWN AND SO MUCH MORE. CHARGE! READY FOR ACTION

Hurtin' For A Burtin'  
From Dusk Till Dawn TRILOGY  

From Dusk Till Dawn (1996)  
From Dusk Till Dawn 2: Texas Blood Money (1999)  
From Dusk Till Dawn 3: Hangman's Daughter (2000)  

Friday, December 14 starting at 10/9 C  
Saturday, December 22 starting at 2/1 C

Chantastic Movie Marathon  

The Forbidden Kingdom (2008)  
Supercop (1996)  
Accidental Spy (Te Wu Mi Cheng) (2001)  

Saturday, December 15 starting at 2/1 C  
Wednesday, December 19 starting at 10/9 C  
Xmas Day Tuesday, December 25 starting at 8/7 C

We have an awesome giveaway with exclusive swag for one awesome COMET TV viewer!


The Comet TV and CHARGE! December Prize Pack has:  

1- Limited Edition Terminator Muscle Shirt- Show off those guns! Figuratively and literally in this awesome Terminator Tee! Do some flexing and share your pics on the gram! #CometTV  

1- Exclusive Blair Witch Holiday Ornament- Deck the halls and ring in the new year with the Blair Witch! This hand-crafted ornament will bring holiday scares to you and those you love!  

1- Terminator Dog Tag- John Connor is the leader of the resistance and this promo dog tag set will get you ready to battle the cyborgs of the future!  

1- Babylon 5 and Space:1999 Custom Snack Box- This is the perfect treat to celebrate any trip to space. It might require some popping, but this custom box will satisfy any spacey craving!

There are three ways to enter:

-Follow us here, on Twitter (@monkeyjedi), or Instagram (@popgeekery), and let us know when you do!

-Let us know which Area 10 films you're excited to see this month via Twitter, Instagram, E-mail (geekhashblog@gmail.com), or in the comment section below!

-Let us know what your favorite Jacki Chan movie is via Email, comments section, or social media!

Contest starts December 20th and ends January 1st, 2019 at 11:59 p.m.

Winner will be contacted and will then have 24 hours to respond with a mailing address (no P.O. boxes) or an alternate winner will be chosen.

*Each household is eligible to win one prize pack via blog reviews and giveaways. If you have won the same prize on another blog, you will not be eligible to win again. Winner is subject to eligibility verification.

**COMET TV + Charge! is sponsoring this contest and will be shipping prize to winner. Giveaway open to U.S. residents only.

Monday, December 17, 2018

It’s Time To Get Hitched with HUSBAND & HUSBAND at BOOM! Studios


BOOM! Studios announced HUSBAND & HUSBAND VOL.1, the first original graphic novel inspired by the multi-platform phenomenon created by Jonathan and Aaron Ferrara. Arriving in stores May 2019, this over-sized collection of Jonathan and Aaron Ferrara’s hit webcomic features 30 never-before-seen strips and a brand-new story only available here, making it a must-have for fans and new readers alike.  

Love isn’t just roses and candy…sometimes it’s video games, cat hair, and comic books! Meet Aaron and Jonathan, real-life husbands who have been documenting their incredibly true tale of two nerds in love with their popular webcomic since 2015. With their distinctive charm and laugh-out-loud humor, HUSBAND & HUSBAND is sweet, hilarious proof that romance is alive and well, even if there IS a bit more Pokémon than advertised!  

"Time and time again we are reminded that we are better together--and it all started with HUSBAND & HUSBAND! When we launched our webcomic we thought to ourselves 'Wait, why isn't this name taken yet?' And then we realized 'Oh, yeah! It's because we were just recently allowed to be married, haha!' We like to take a comical approach on life and make people smile, whether you're reading one of our comics or laughing with us (or at us) on our YouTube channel,” said Jonathan and Aaron Ferrara, creators of HUSBAND & HUSBAND. “We are SO EXCITED to hear more and more people use the term Husband & Husband, and hopefully seeing this book on shelves will give others the courage to say it out loud proudly."  

HUSBAND & HUSBAND, is the latest release from BOOM! Studios’ critically acclaimed BOOM! Box imprint, home to popular original series such as Lumberjanes by Shannon Watters, Grace Ellis, Brooklyn A. Allen, and Noelle Stevenson; Giant Days by John Allison, Lissa Treiman, and Max Sarin; The Backstagers by James Tynion IV and Rian Sygh; SLAM! by Pamela Ribon, Veronica Fish, and Mar Julia; Fence by C.S. Pacat and Johanna The Mad; and Goldie Vance by Hope Larson and Brittney Williams.   

“Jonathan and Aaron bring a truly special warmth, charm, and insight to HUSBAND & HUSBAND,” said Shannon Watters, Senior Editor, BOOM! Studios. “It’s a comic that shows you the goofy, joyous, REAL everyday that happens after you found “the one” and the love that follows. If you’re looking for a bit of hope – and some laughs – then this is the book for you.”  

Print copies of HUSBAND & HUSBAND will be available for sale in May 2019 at local comic book shops (use comicshoplocator.com to find the nearest one), bookstores or at the BOOM! Studios webstore. Digital copies can be purchased from content providers, including comiXology, iBooks, Google Play, and the BOOM! Studios app.