Monday, September 18, 2017
The critically acclaimed MISFIT CITY, from screenwriter Kirsten “Kiwi” Smith (Legally Blonde, 10 Things I Hate About You), co-writer Kurt Lustgarten, and artist Naomi Franquiz, kicks off its climactic second story arc in September as the hunt for Black Mary’s treasure reaches a dramatic conclusion, BOOM! Studios announced today. With critical acclaim from all corners, including Entertainment Weekly’s “Must List,” MISFIT CITY is the newest smash hit from the innovative BOOM! Box imprint of BOOM! Studios.
MISFIT CITY is the story of Wilder and her friends, whose hometown is where they filmed that cult kids’ adventure movie in the ’80s. Nothing ever happens there, until one day they come upon a centuries-old treasure map drawn by the infamous pirate Black Mary, launching a life-imitates-art adventure in the town they all dreamed of escaping.
“After discovering a secret entrance to the caves at Bootlegger’s Bluff and finding Captain Denby still alive, the next story arc of MISFIT CITY will follow Wilder, Macy, Dot, and Karma as they continue to hunt for Black Mary's treasure,” says Smith. “Their friendship will be tested as romantic entanglements threaten to break the group apart and the stakes are ratcheted up on their adventure. Expect more crackling banter and a hoard of pirate booty... and surprisingly agile assists from Pippin, the dog with no sense of smell.”
“Fans of the series have been incredible with their support and we've had so much fun getting to meet them at signings, conventions, and on Twitter,” says Lustgarten. “Apart from connecting with so many people, the whole experience has been bonding for us as well. It’s our first comic, and our first produced ‘credit’ together, so it’s a true labor of love. This is our baby, so we’re glad it went to school and made friends.”
Print copies of MISFIT CITY #5, which kicks off the second story arc, will be available for sale at local comic book shops (use comicshoplocator.com to find the nearest one) or at the BOOM! Studios webstore starting September 20. Digital copies can be purchased from content providers like comiXology, iBooks, Google Play, and the BOOM! Studios app.
Friday, September 15, 2017
New McFarlane Construction Sets based off Steven Universe, a hit TV series created by Emmy-nominated writer, storyboard artist, and New York Times bestselling author Rebecca Sugar.
Steven Universe is the coming-of-age story of a boy named Steven Universe and the "Crystal Gems", a team of magical alien guardians who protect the Earth. Every episode finds Steven, Garnet, Amethyst and Pearl in one incredible adventure after the next, protecting the planet and always finding a way to save the day.
The first wave of Steven Universe Construction Sets from McFarlane Toys includes 6 different Construction Sets depicting iconic scenes and characters from the show. Figures included in each set feature articulation in the main joins and have swappable limbs for customization! McFarlane bricks and figures are compatible with other construction brands. Prices range from $8.99 - $34.99. Available at Walmart.
Tuesday, September 12, 2017
of our favorites. Adventure Time, Lord of the Rings, and The Legend of Zelda are all featured in the crate. With only three franchises in the spotlight, I think it was a bit of a missed opportunity to exclude Game of Thrones; probably one of the biggest shows out right now. Despite that, this was actually a pretty solid box.
First up was the monthly Loot Crate button. This past month's was an original design by LC and was a "Kingdom Crest Pin." It featured the Loot Crate logo, battle axes, and what looks to be a boar's head.
Next we got two items from Lord of the Rings. The first was an exclusive 8x10 LOTR art print from artist Matt Ferguson and Bottleneck Gallery. The print features Merry and Pippin standing atop Treebeard as they approach the tower of Isengard. The picture below does not do this print justice; this is an awesome piece that deserves to be framed.
The second LOTR item was an exclusive color changing glass. Based on the "One Ring," this gold colored glass features the Tengwar Elvish runes. When filled with cold liquid, the runes turn red. I have to admit that when I opened the crate and saw the box, I was kind of disappointed, thinking, "Meh, a glass." But once I opened it, I was thoroughly impressed as this is one awesome drinking glass.
The shirt included in August's crate was nothing short of epic! Fans of the classic NES game, The Legend of Zelda were treated to an exclusive tee featuring the tireless hero, Link, in 8-bit map form. This tee celebrates over 30 years of Zelda, Link, and Hyrule all in one clever design!
The final item in the box comes from one of my favorite franchises, Adventure Time. Looters received an amazing AT "Nice King" and Gunter figure. The figure features the Ice King, sitting upon his throne with Gunter and his penguin guards.
Inside August's crate:
- Kingdom Crest Pin (Loot Crate)
- LOTR Art Print (Bottleneck Gallery)
- LOTR Color Changing Glass (Loot Crate)
- Legend of Zelda 8-bit Tee (Loot Crate)- "Nice King" and Gunter Figure (Loot Crate)
Friday, September 8, 2017
This unboxing is coming a whole month later than it should. Unfortunately it's because Loot Crate apparently had some issues with their t-shirts, which caused a huge delay. That being said, this month's crate was worth the wait. The theme, which was animation, brought together some of our favorite cartoons!
First up was a Slurm coozie from Futurama. To be honest, it's not a practical item for me personally, but it was still pretty cool and will be going to a good home.
The t-shirt this month (or last month) was based on the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles cartoon. This. Shirt. Is. Awesome. It's got the Turtles rolling in their van in a neon green and a huge turtle shell behind it.
There were not one, but TWO Bob's Burgers items in the crate. The first was a set of cards full of unique burger recipes! This is definitely getting some use as BBQ's are a regular event here at Geek Hash HQ. The second item was a Burger Gene pin. This is probably the best pin Loot Crate has ever put out.
Finally, the BEST item in the box was an exclusive figure from Rick and Morty. Based on the episode "The Ricks Must Be Crazy," this Morty figure is definitely NSFW. The figure "replicates Rick's arrival and greeting to the denizens of the microverse."
Inside July's Loot Crate:
- Burger Gene Pin (Loot Crate)
- Bob's Burgers Recipe Cards (Penguin Random House)
- TMNT Turtle Van Shirt (Nickelodeon)
- Futurama Slurm Koozies 2-pack (A Crowded Coop)
- Rick and Morty Figure (Loot Crate)
Sunday, September 3, 2017
9/11 opens in theaters on September 8 and features an all star cast including Luis Guzman (The Taking of Pelham 1,2,3), Gina Gershon (Showgirls), Wood Harris (Justified), Jacqueline Bisset (Dancing on the Edge (BBC), Welcome to New York), Olga Fonda (The Vampire Diaries) and Bruce Davison (X-Men).
In the World Trade Center, a billionaire sits in his attorney's office awaiting a divorce hearing against his wife. In a west side apartment, a bike messenger kisses his 5-year old daughter and sings her "Happy Birthday" before leaving for work. A maintenance man gets dispatched to help a tenant with his lock. In an upper east side apartment, a young model musters the courage to break up with her sugar daddy. As random as random can be, these individuals step into a crowded World Trade Center elevator.
Wrapped up in their own world, they all ride silently hearing only the sound of the elevator giving notice of each floor. When the elevator stops on the 34th floor, it empties leaving only these five behind. Moments later ... their world changes as the collision of a jet into the North Tower incapacitates the elevator.
With no understanding of what has happened and is happening around them, these fives are forced to band together and fight against all odds to escape from the impending horrific collapse. During these critical minutes, a story of courage, faith, and the will to live unfolds.
For more info visit https://www.911movie.film
That day I had been working overnight at my job when we heard the emergency newscast over the radio. The reports of not one, but two planes hitting the towers seemed unfathomable. My co-workers and I listened intently and were confused about how it possibly could have happened. When news started to break that it was an suspected act of terrorism, things became even more confusing; how and why could anyone do this was the question that kept running through my head.
When I returned home from work I immediately turned on my television to get more information. I was glued to the screen for hours, watching the same clips over and over. The scenes of people jumping from the buildings, trying to escape is something you can never forget.
Later that night was to be my first night of class at the local college. Classes had not been cancelled and I had debated over whether or not I should go. In the end, I went, and to my surprise, every last person showed up. It was a theatre class where we ended up sitting on stage in a circle and talking about the terrorist attacks and how we all felt about it. There were over 30 of us, sharing our feelings and our fears. Some of the people I met that day are amongst the closest people in my life now.
We have teamed up with 9/11 Movie to offer a prize pack that contains the following:
1- 9/11 poster hand signed by star Charlie Sheen
1- "Hope" pendant with necklace
1- Guide To Talking To Your Children About 9/11 thanks to Tuesday's Children
There are three ways to enter:
-Briefly tell us your 9/11 memories. You can let us know via Twitter (@monkeyjedi), Instagram (@popgeekery), email (email@example.com), or by commenting below.
-Follow us here or on any of our social media and let us know when you do.
-If you've seen the 9/11 film, let us know what you thought below or through email or social media.
Contest starts Sunday, September 3rd and ends at 11:59 p.m. on Monday, September 18th.
Winner will be contacted and will then have 24 hours to reply with a mailing address or an alternate 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.
**9/11 Movie is sponsoring this giveaway and will be shipping prize to winner. No P.O. boxes. Giveaway open to residents of U.S.A. and Canada.
Friday, September 1, 2017
This Labor Day, join COMET for a movie marathon on a monster scale. Starting at 10am/9C, we'll be screening eight (yes, EIGHT!) classic Godzilla movies back-to-back. It's an all day party that features legends like Ghidorah, Mothra, and Mechagodzilla, and your name is right at the top of the guest list.
Godzilla VS. King Ghidorah (1991)
Godzilla VS. Mothra (1992)
Godzilla VS. Mechagodzilla II (1993)
Godzilla VS. Spacegodzilla (1994)
Godzilla VS. Destoroyah (1995)
Godzilla 2000 (1999)
Godzilla, Mothra, and King Ghidorah: Giant Monsters All-out Attack (2001)
Godzilla Against Mechagodzilla (2002)
Godzilla Wears a Tinfoil Hat: Did you know Godzilla is a UFO believer? Unfortunately, years upon years of reading about alien abduction conspiracies on the internet can't prepare the King of Monsters for what happens in Godzilla 2000....When a UFO is awoken from a million-year slumber deep in the Earth's crust, it employs a series of sneaky tactics (gene-snatching, reckless driving, and more) to give Godzilla a real extraterrestrial beat-down.
Monday September 4 at 9:30P/8:30C
Saturday September 23 at 4P/3C
and Saturday September 30 at 5P/4C
Godzilla: Final Wars
Godzilla's Futuristic Birthday Bash: Godzilla sure knows how to throw a wild birthday party. For the King's 50th anniversary, legends from the last five decades of monster mashing return for a futuristic kaiju feast. Godzilla: Final Wars takes us to the 28th century where Earth has been ravaged by giant monsters, giving the Xiliens (a group of aliens who dress like they're in a 90's goth rock band) a chance to claim our planet as their own
Saturday September 23 at 1A/MIDNIGHT
Saturday September 30 at 5P/4C
Classic Films all Month, Fridays on COMET TV
Starting at 8/7c
9/01 From Dusk Till Dawn
9/08 From Dusk Till Dawn 2
9/15 From Dusk Till Dawn 3
Monday, August 28, 2017
BOOM! Studios, Enter These Dark Woods, and Creative Licensing are proud to announce the WET HOT AMERICAN SUMMER original graphic novel (OGN), arriving in stores June 2018. Set in between the eponymous film and Netflix prequel series, your favorite characters from Camp Firewood return for an all-new story in this first-ever graphic fiction tie-in to the franchise.
“Wet Hot American Summer is one of those magical films that not only helped launch the career of a dozen household names, but resonated with a generation of viewers over many repeat viewings,” said Filip Sablik, President of Publishing & Marketing, BOOM! Studios. “We’re excited to reveal more story details and the full creative team of this brand-new addition to the world of Wet Hot American Summer, but we know when you see the beautiful cover by Joe Quinones, you’ll understand why this will be one of our biggest releases in 2018.”
"We love the BOOM! Studios guys' work and we're thrilled to be partnering with the them on the Wet Hot graphic novel," said Howard Bernstein, producer of the 2001 film. "It's exciting for us to bring to the billions of Wet Hot fans across the globe another way to enjoy the characters.”
Wet Hot American Summer is the renowned 2001 cult comedy classic starring Janeane Garofalo, David Hyde Pierce, Paul Rudd, Amy Poehler, Bradley Cooper, Elizabeth Banks, Molly Shannon, and many others. Written by Michael Showalter (The Big Sick, Hello My Name Is Doris) and David Wain (Role Models, Wanderlust) and directed by Wain, this iconic film was the launching pad for many comedy greats. The Netflix series, Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp, was released in Summer 2015, and a follow-up Netflix series, Wet Hot American Summer: 10 Years Later, was released this summer.