Saturday, April 22, 2017

Coheed and Cambria's Claudio Sanchez is Taking His Book on the Road


BOOM! Studios is excited to announce that the long-awaited next installment in The Amory Wars series, THE AMORY WARS: GOOD APOLLO, I’M BURNING STAR IV, is going on a signing tour. Series creator and Coheed and Cambria frontman Claudio Sanchez is no stranger to the road, and will be taking the time to stop at local comic book shops across the country as Coheed and Cambria embark on a new concert tour to revisit their third album, Good Apollo, I’m Burning Star IV: From Fear Through the Eyes of Madness. The new comic series follows the subject matter of the album.   

The Amory Wars: Good Apollo, I’m Burning Star IV is the latest chapter in the The New York Times best-selling series, The Amory Wars. Claudio Sanchez and Chondra Echert (Translucid) team up with best-selling artist Rags Morales (Identity Crisis, Action Comics) to bring this sci-fi story to life. The 12-issue series launched on April 5, 2017 and is available monthly at comic book stores or digitally on your favorite device through ComiXology and the BOOM! Studios app. (To find your nearest comic book store, visit comicshoplocator.com.)   

In this continuation of The Amory Wars saga, the evil Wilhelm Ryan remains in power. All those around Claudio Kilgannon are now convinced he is The Crowing, but is he? Ambellina believes she and The Crowing can save Heaven’s Fence rather than destroying it. But with Ryan and a new, even bigger threat looming—can they succeed?   


The comic book shop signing tour kicked off on April 15 in Los Angeles, Calif. with Claudio Sanchez appearing at Golden Apple Comics, and stops next on April 22 in Salt Lake City, Utah at Black Cat Comics. Fans should note that these signings are limited to Claudio's comic book work, with emphasis on The Amory Wars: Good Apollo, I’m Burning Star IV. Each shop on the tour will have copies available for purchase.

The comic book shop tour stops include:   

4/22/17, 2-3pm 
Black Cat Comics 
Salt Lake City, UT 
2265 Highland Drive 
Salt Lake City, UT 84106 
(801) 461-4228   

4/27/17, 2-3pm 
WatchTower Comics & Cards 
12303 Westheimer, Suite J 
Houston, TX 77077 
(832) 617-8846   

5/10/17, 2-3pm 
Amalgam Comics & Coffeehouse 
2578 Frankford Ave, 1st Fl South 
Philadelphia, PA 19125 
(215) 427-3300   

5/13/17, 2-3pm 
Source Comics & Games 
2057 Snelling Ave N 
Roseville, MN 55113 
(651) 645-0386   

5/19/17, 2-3pm 
Graham Crackers (Lakeview Location) 
3162 N Broadway 
Chicago, IL 60657 
(773) 665-2010   

Date and time to be announced! 
Forbidden Planet (London Megastore) 
179 Shaftesbury Ave. 
London WC2H 8JR, UK 
020 7420 3666

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Comet TV: Mystery Science Theater 3000 Giveaway!



NEW Classic MYSTERY SCIENCE THEATER 3000!  
13 classic MST3K episodes airing Sundays, starting at 8/7C.  


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On Earth Day, COMET is airing a movie marathon that's perfectly suited for a planet in peril. But this time, it's not Earth that's in trouble, it's us. Saturday April 22 at 12/11c, we're bringing you four films where the Earth strikes back.  

PLANET IN PERIL EARTH DAY MARATHON  
SATURDAY APRIL 22 STARTING AT NOON/11AM C  

Frogs (1972)  
Saturday April 22 at NOON/11AM C  

Die, Monster, Die (1965)  
Saturday April 22 at 2/1C  

Empire of the Ants (1977)  
Saturday April 22 at 4/3C  

Contamination .7 (1993)  
Saturday April 22 at 6/5C  


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Stargate SG-1 is back on COMET!Your favorite gate-hopping action series returns with back-to-back episodes Monday through Thursday at 8/7C, with encores of both episodes airing at 10/9C. That's two chances, four times a week, to catch Jack O'Neill and his squad on their adventures across the galaxy. Indeed.  

STARGATE SG-1  
MONDAY-THURSDAY 8/7C  


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The Crow (1994)  
Friday April 14 at 6/5C  
Sunday April 23 at 4/3C  

The Crow II: City of Angels (1996)  
Friday April 14 at 8/7C  
Saturday April 15 at 8/7C  
Sunday April 23 at 6/5C  

Gattaca (1997)  
Friday April 21 at 8/7C  
Saturday April 22 at 8/7C  
Wednesday April 26 at 6/5C  
Sunday April 30 at 4/3C  

Cherry 2000 (1988)  
Friday April 28 at 8/7C  
Saturday April 29 at 8/7C 

For the month of April we're heading into space to celebrate the fact that Comet TV has a bunch of episodes of MST3K heading back to Comet TV!  



We thought this was the perfect time for people and fans to introduce Comet TV to a friend, so this giveaway will have a glass for your winner and one to share with a best bud, parent or whoever they want to give it to.  

The Pack will include:  

2 limited Edition MST3K Pint Glasses: Share with a bud, or keep them both, yes we'll judge you but in this day and age does it matter? You can only get these glasses in this pack!  

A Moon stress ball: When your stress gets out of this world, just squeeze this stress ball to get it all out... GET IT OUT!  

A custom MST3K flyer: Designed for the discriminating fans of MST3K.



There are 3 ways to enter:

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

- Check out COMET and let us know what you think!

- Let us know who your favorite MST3K character is and why!

You can reach us by Instagram, Twitter, E-mail (geekhashblog@gmail.com), or by commenting below.

Contest starts April 19th and ends Monday, May 1st at 11:59 p.m. 

*Each household is only eligible to win COMET / MST3K Classic Episodes Prize Pack via blog reviews and giveaways. Only one entrant per mailing address per giveaway. If you have won the same prize on another blog, you will not be eligible to win it again. Winner is subject to eligibility verification.

**COMET is sponsoring this giveaway and will be shipping prize to the winner. NO P.O. boxes. Giveaway is open to U.S. residents only.




Sunday, April 16, 2017

BOOM! Studios Announces 'Mouse Guard Alphabet Book'

BOOM! STUDIOS ANNOUNCES THE  MOUSE GUARD ALPHABET BOOK 

David Petersen Teams with Illustrator Serena Malyon to Teach the ABCs  Through the World of Mouse Guard



BOOM! Studios is proud to announce the MOUSE GUARD ALPHABET BOOK, a new all-ages hardcover publication from Mouse Guard creator David Petersen and illustrator Serena Malyon set to debut in September.  

Learn the ABCs in the world of David Petersen’s Mouse Guard where brave mice protect one another from predators large and small, explore the expansive nature around them, and thrive in harsh conditions. Hand-painted by Malyon (Magic in the City, Button Hill), this is a look into a beautiful world with rich culture and stalwart friendships, worth exploring one letter at a time.  

"The idea for the alphabet book came from my wife, Julia," Petersen explains. "There were a few Mouse Guard projects she’d been suggesting for years that I brushed off in favor of more Legends of the Guard. One was last year’s coloring book, and once that was rolling I gave an alphabet book more consideration. After all, Mouse Guard has been around long enough that early fans are now having children. But we’d come to the realization that, artistically and production-wise, we couldn't entertain the idea if I had to illustrate all of it.  

"I like having the different art styles in Legends of the Guard with my work as a visual anchor, but for an alphabet book, it made much more sense for one strong artistic voice. Serena is certainly that voice."   



"Working on this book was a dream come true," enthuses Malyon. "Mouse Guard was the first graphic novel I ever picked up. I was enchanted by the way it was drawn, I was captivated by the subject matter, and it had a world that I wanted to explore. It’s a comic I’ve been inspired by for years, and I couldn’t believe it when David and BOOM! Studios got in touch with me. Getting to work with David directly on a Mouse Guard book was an incredible experience. He gave me a lot of freedom with what I painted and how I depicted the world, so I’m really excited to share my vision of Mouse Guard."

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Unboxing March's Loot Crate: Primal


Things got "Primal" in this March's Loot Crate. Looter's were treated to a host of exclusive collectibles from comics, video games, and film. The franchises included were from some of the biggest ever- Jurassic Park, Overwatch, Predator, and X-Men. I went wild for this month's crate and every item fit into the theme perfectly!

The first item you notice upon opening the box was the exclusive die-cast metal figure from Jada Toys- Logan. There were three possible figures fir this crate- Logan, Old Man Logan, and Raw Adamantium Logan. Having recently seen the 'Logan' film, I would have preferred the Old Man Logan version, but hey, I'm not gonna complain. Honestly, I'm not a huge fan of this line, but it is a cool figure and I'm stoked on it.



Next up was an exclusive Overwatch T-shirt featuring Winston's 'Primal Rage' spray. Having never played the game, I'm not familiar with it. Nonetheless, the shirt looks pretty damn cool. The next two item in the box was the monthly pin, which features a claw slashing through a happy face. The pin also unlocks issues #1 & 2 of Valiant's 'Savage' via Comixology.

The fifth item inside was a Jungle Hunter Predator bottle opener (this one was really awesome!). There were two possible variants for this one- Jungle Hunter (Predator) and Gort (Predator 2). The final, and possibly best item in this month's crate was a tin sign from Jurassic World. The warning sign features a velociraptor silhouette and also comes with zip ties for mounting.



Inside this month's crate:

- Logan Metal Figure (Jada Toys)

- Overwatch Winston Primal Rage T-shirt (Loot Crate)

- Savage #'s 1 & 2 (Valiant, Comixology)

- Jurassic World Warning Sign (Factory Entertainment)

- Predator Bottle Opener (Loot Crate)

- Primal Pin (Loot Crate)











Sunday, April 9, 2017

BOOM! Studios Adds David Aja FOC Cover for 'Godshaper' #1

BOOM! STUDIOS ADDS DAVID AJA  FOC COVER FOR GODSHAPER #1  


Plus, Colored Preview Pages by Artist Jonas Goonface Revealed



BOOM! Studios is excited to announce the addition of a new cover by multiple Eisner Award-winning artist David Aja (Hawkeye, Karnak, Scarlet Witch) for Godshaper #1, the upcoming original series by Simon Spurrier (The Spire) and Jonas Goonface. The issue goes on sale April 12.  The cover joins the previously announced covers by Jonas Goonface and Sonny Liew. 











Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Comedian Chris Hardwick Launches First-Ever ID10T Music Festival & Comic Conival


A brand new experience is coming to Silicon Valley this summer. Chris Hardwick, one of the most recognizable faces in pop culture fandom and one of today's top touring standup comedians, announced today the ID10T Music Festival & Comic Conival, a celebration of music, gaming, comedy, tech, and all things pop culture. Created and hosted by Hardwick, the groundbreaking event will combine chart-topping musicians, renowned comedians, makers, and some of the most influential people in the entertainment industry, together in one place for a once-in-a-lifetime weekend experience.

The two-day festival will take place Saturday, June 24th and Sunday, June 25th at the Shoreline Amphitheatre and surrounding grounds in Mountain View, CA. ID10T (pronounced I-D-ten-T) will feature all of the best components of a music festival, plus the addition of comedy, comic book fandom, and entertainment, all in an outdoor setting. Each day, pop culture enthusiasts will have the opportunity to roam exhibitor booths, meet comic book artists, and catch their favorite TV and movie casts on back-to-back panels and podcasts, including a special live taping of Hardwick's own Nerdist Podcast. In the evening, the grounds will transition into a music and comedy hall for live performances from some of today's top artists and comedians. Hardwick will be onsite to host the event, moderate the main panels, and introduce select bands and comedy performers.



Produced by Live Nation and Synergy Global Entertainment (SGE), ID10T will feature three entertainment stages; an interactive festival area with games, rides, and fan experiences; a massive exhibitor village; and a curated artist alley where some of the biggest names in comic books and entertainment will meet fans, showcase their art, discuss their craft, sign autographs, and more.

"Over the years, I've enjoyed an INORDINATE amount of time at music festivals, comedy festivals, comic-cons, craft fairs, and gaming conventions," Hardwick said. "My goal with ID10T is to create a 2-day mega-event that mashes all of my favorite parts of them together, and Silicon Valley is the PERFECT place to do it."

ID10T Creative Director and Co-Producer Rob Tweedie added, "I'm an avid comic book reader and borderline obsessive Star Wars fan, but I love music and comedy too. There's so much crossover in pop culture, why not create a festival that celebrates all of these passions? We at SGE are so excited to see this idea to come to life, not just as creators but as attendees."



WHO:  

The Shoreline Amphitheatre Main Stage will feature a diverse musical lineup with performances by Weezer, Girl Talk, Lord Huron, Crystal Castles, TV On The Radio, OK Go, Animal Collective, Car Seat Headrest, The Mowgli's, Robert DeLong, Mothers, Ron Gallo, and more to be announced.  

The Mad Decent Dance/Cosplay Tent will feature some of today's premier DJs and electronic music acts with performances by Madeon, Zeds Dead, Jai Wolf, TroyBoi, Gryffin, Party Favor, Ape Drums, 4B, Wax Motif, and more to be announced. The tent will also host nightly cosplay contests.  

The Monster Energy Comedy Tent will feature sets by some of today's most entertaining comedians in an intimate, club-like setting. Hosted by April Richardson, performers will include Demetri Martin, Michael Che, Nikki Glaser, Garfunkel and Oates, Michael Ian Black, Brian Posehn, Hampton Yount, Matt Braunger, Yassir Lester, and more to be announced.  

A preliminary list of participating comic companies includes Skybound, Valiant, Oni, Boom! Studios, Top Shelf, AfterShock, Insight Editions, Aspen, and HowToons. Comic artists will include Cameron Stewart, Babs Tarr, Becky Cloonan, Andrew Robinson, Rick Remender, Matteo Scalera, Jason Shawn Alexander, Gerry Duggan, Phil Noto, Nick Dragotta, and many more to be announced.

WHEN:  

Saturday, June 24th and Sunday, June 25th 

WHERE:  

Shoreline Amphitheatre 1 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043

Tickets for ID10T go on sale at www.ID10TFest.com. ID10T boasts a massive festival area directly adjacent to the amphitheatre's music stage. All tickets including festival general admission, reserved seating and VIP have free roaming access to the festival area, which includes the Mad Decent Dance/Cosplay Tent, Monster Energy Comedy Tent, and full exhibitor village.  

Festival General Admission Tickets start at $55, Amphitheatre Main Stage Reserved Seating Tickets start at $77.50, and Weekend Passes start at $99.  

A limited number of single-day VIP packages will also be available for purchase for those over 21 years of age:

Festival VIP Lounge + General Admission packages are $150 and include 1 general admission ticket to the day of your choice, which includes priority line for entry into daily panels; and access to the VIP Lounge, which will feature a VIP cash bar, VIP restrooms, cash food trucks, comfortable areas to sit and relax; a limited edition ID10T poster; and a limited edition ID10T tote bag. 

Festival VIP Lounge + Reserved Seating packages are $199 and include 1 reserved ticket to the day of your choice within rows 10-30 at the Amphitheatre Main Stage; priority line for entry into daily panels; and access to the VIP Lounge which will feature a VIP cash bar, VIP restrooms, cash food trucks, comfortable areas to sit and relax; a limited edition ID10T poster; and a limited edition ID10T tote bag. 

Backstage VIP Lounge packages are $299 and include 1 reserved ticket to the day of your choice within rows 1-10 at the Amphitheatre Main Stage; guaranteed seating in rows 1-5 at daily panels (must be seated by the time the panel begins); priority line for entry into daily panels; access to both the Backstage VIP Lounge and the Festival VIP Lounge, which will both feature VIP cash bars, VIP restrooms, cash food trucks, and comfortable areas to sit and relax; a limited edition ID10T poster; and a limited edition ID10T tote bag.

For more information on ID10T Music Festival & Comic Conival, please visit:

http://www.ID10TFest.com 

http://www.facebook.com/id10tfest 

http://www.twitter.com/id10tfest 

http://www.instagram.com/id10tfest

ID10T is proud to partner with the following sponsors in its inaugural year: Monster Energy Drink, hosting the ID10T Comedy Stage, Toyota, the exclusive automotive partner, Snickers, Krave Jerky, Peet's Coffee and Tea, Musicians Institute, Lyft, and many more.

Monday, April 3, 2017

COMET TV Launches New App On Apple TV and Roku


COMET TV which brings audiences everywhere the best in science fiction and horror programming announced that COMET TV will be available on Apple TV and Roku through a newly downloadable COMET TV App, beginning today. COMET TV will continue its broadcast offerings to customers in over 100 markets as well as online at www.COMETtv.com     
COMET TV’s app will include live playback of the network’s broadcast feed with an integrated program schedule along with information on the current programming.     

The expanded distribution allows COMET TV to reach more science fiction fans and entertain them with the network’s vast programming library including feature films such as: The Crow, Gattaca and Labyrinth. Television series include: “Stargate: Atlantis,” “Mystery Science Theater 3000,” and returning in April, “Stargate: SG-1.” Currently airing for the entirety of March is a selection of March Movie Badness movies, 36 classic science fiction and genre films airing as an alternative to college basketball programming elsewhere.     



Apple TV Generation 4 and Roku 3 & 4 series equipment can be used to download the free COMET TV apps. Availability on additional digital platforms will be announced later this year.       

COMET TV, a partnership between Sinclair and MGM, is the first-ever 24/7 science fiction digital broadcast network and features more than 1,500 hours of premium MGM content. Currently the network is carried in over 100 markets, reaching over 80 million homes. In addition, COMET TV is available online and for free at www.COMETtv.com. COMET TV offers popular favorites, cult classics and undiscovered gems on a daily programming schedule. The network is also the exclusive broadcast home of the “Stargate” Franchise.