Friday, January 12, 2018

Max Bemis and Michael Dialynas Invite You to Witness Lucy Dreaming


BOOM! Studios is pleased to announce LUCY DREAMING, a new limited series debuting March 2018 from Say Anything frontman Max Bemis (Moon Knight, Polarity) and GLAAD Award-winning artist Michael Dialynas (The Woods, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles) about a young girl who goes to sleep every night and becomes the hero of all of her favorite stories, living out grand adventures and learning more about the reality she lives in than she could ever learn in her waking life.  

“I wanted to create a comic book I could give to my daughter when she’s old enough to read,” said Bemis. “Plus, as a kid, I remember enjoying Star Wars, The Goonies, and Indiana Jones—things that were larger-than-life adventures. I wanted to do something like that.”  

Lucy is a grumpy, emotive, full-of-life, 13-year-old girl who keeps waking up in the shoes of various archetypal female heroes. One night she’ll wake up as a space princess turned rebel leader, another night she’ll be a reluctant heroine who becomes the symbolic motivation for an entire country to revolt. But as fantastic as these “dreams” are, they carry the same life-and-death stakes as if Lucy was awake in real life. The reason why all this is happening to her, though, is a secret for now.   

“I don’t want to spoil why it happens,” Bemis said. “But I will say it’s a confusing time for Lucy. She’s on the cusp of young adulthood and doesn’t feel like she fits in. She looks down on the hypocrisy she sees surrounding her so she’s escaped into the world of fiction.”  

BOOM! Studios published Bemis’ first original comics work, Polarity, in 2013, followed by Evil Empire and Oh, Killstrike. With artist Michael Dialynas, the publisher recently published the conclusion to his award-winning, long-running series, The Woods, with writer James Tynion IV.  

“After drawing a four-year long YA series on a murderous planet in a galaxy far far away, LUCY DREAMING seemed like a perfect opportunity to stretch my muscles on a fun story involving multiple universes and different genres,” said Dialynas. “The fact that I'll get to play around with a new style AND build up a few new worlds is very exciting for me!”  

LUCY DREAMING #1 will have a cover illustrated by interior artist Michael Dialynas. Print copies will be available for sale March 2018 at local comic book shops (use comicshoplocator.com to find the nearest one) or at the BOOM! Studios webstore. Digital copies can be purchased from content providers like comiXology, iBooks, Google Play, and the BOOM! Studios app.  

"Over the past few years, Max has proven himself to be one of the most exciting new voices in comics, with the writing chops to back it up," said Eric Harburn, Editor, BOOM! Studios. "Brought to life by Mike's immense, emotive talents, LUCY DREAMING is fun, dark, aspirational, and thought-provoking."  

LUCY DREAMING 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, Big Trouble in Little China, Victor LaValle’s Destroyer, Mech Cadet Yu, Grass Kings, and Klaus.  

For continuing news on LUCY DREAMING and more from BOOM! Studios, stay tuned to www.boom-studios.com and follow @boomstudios on Twitter.

Saturday, January 6, 2018

Unboxing December's Loot Crate: Explore


December's Loot Crate franchise line-up was out of this world! With items from Star Wars, Guardians of the Galaxy, and Destiny 2, I thought that this Christmas crate would be epic. I was wrong. Dead wrong. This was hands down, in my four years of subscribing to Loot Crate, the WORST box I've ever received. I've heard rumblings and read about LC's troubles paying vendors over the past year and a half and I hope this isn't a sign of the start of the decline of the company.



It arrived in probably the biggest box I've ever received from LC. My first thought was, "This is going to be AWESOME!" Until I picked it up and found that it was light as a feather. I thought that maybe there would be a hat or something inside to justify the bigger box. But, when I opened it, there was just a lot of wasted space. I feel like Loot Crate totally dropped the ball and threw together a sub-par crate. A shirt, pin, mini dollar store calendar, comic, and mini build-a-figure came in the crate. There wasn't even a magazine this month; just a slip of paper with a list of the items inside the box. 



Inside December's Crate:

-Exclusive Destiny 2 T-shirt (Bungie, Loot Crate)

-Exclusive Star Wars Graphic Novel (Lucasfilm Ltd., IDW)

-Loot Crate Edition Guardians of the Galaxy Mini Calendar (Marvel, ACCO)

-Exclusive Retro Metal Rocket Pin (Loot Crate)

-Gundam Buid-a-Figure (Bandai)











Wednesday, January 3, 2018

No Ranger Is Safe in ‘Power Rangers: Shattered Grid’


BOOM! Studios and Saban Brands announce POWER RANGERS: SHATTERED GRID, the first comic book event in the twenty-five-year history of the global pop-culture phenomenon. In celebration of Saban’s Power Rangers’ 25th anniversary, the epic event begins on March 21, 2018 with Mighty Morphin Power Rangers #25, by Kyle Higgins and Daniele Di Nicuolo, featuring events so shocking that the issue will be sealed in a black polybag to prevent spoilers!   

POWER RANGERS: SHATTERED GRID will unfold in issues from both Mighty Morphin Power Rangers and Saban’s Go Go Power Rangers and include two special one-shots. Lord Drakkon—a twisted alternate-reality version of Tommy Oliver (AKA the Mighty Morphin Green Ranger)—and his newly reformed deadly army will cross dimensions in order to execute on a plan that threatens the very existence of every Power Ranger ever. For the first time in comic book history, the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers will join forces with some of the most popular Power Rangers teams in the franchise to face the threat.   

"Call me sentimental, but I love anniversaries. Over the last two years, I've been weaving threads in the pages of Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, all leading to the 25th anniversary of the franchise," said Kyle Higgins. "SHATTERED GRID is a massive Power Rangers event that's both a celebration of the property and also the largest comics story I've ever tackled. Lord Drakkon's plan is so much bigger than our Rangers, our world, and even our universe. The Grid is shattering, every Power Ranger in all of existence is at risk, and it's going to take more than just the Mighty Morphin team to stand against Drakkon's armies."   

“The key to incorporating Go Go Power Rangers into SHATTERED GRID was making the story integral to the event while never losing the personal stakes of the series—and we are doing that in a really exciting way,” said Saban’s Go Go Power Rangers writer Ryan Parrott, whose series joins the event in April with issue #9. “A fan-favorite Ranger from the future is going to arrive, searching for Drakkon—and end up dividing our team in a very personal way.  Thematically, Go Go has always been about examining the past in order to understand the future—and there's no clearer way of doing that than smashing them into one another in real time.”   

Polybagged editions of Mighty Morphin Power Rangers #25 will be shipped with six (6) main covers illustrated by Goñi Montes, randomly assorted in equal quantities, featuring Drakkon holding one of the Mighty Morphin Power Ranger helmets. Montes helped launch the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers comic series from BOOM! Studios with a series of iconic covers on issue #0. A special chase variant by Montes will also be available and mixed in randomly within the polybagged editions. This landmark issue will also feature variants (shipping without polybags) by superstar artist Humberto Ramos (Amazing Spider-Man), Jordan Gibson (Howard the Duck), and a stunning wraparound cover featuring every Power Ranger ever by Scott Koblish (Deadpool).   

POWER RANGERS: SHATTERED GRID kicks off BOOM! Studios’ celebration of the Power Rangers 25th Anniversary, with additional exciting comics, graphic novels, and more to be announced soon.   

Print copies of Mighty Morphin Power Rangers #25 will be available for sale on March 21st, 2018 at local comic book shops (use comicshoplocator.com to find the one nearest you) or at the BOOM! Studios webstore. Digital copies can be purchased from content providers like comiXology, iBooks, Google Play, and the BOOM! Studios app.   

“SHATTERED GRID has been something we’ve been planning from issue #0, with the singular goal of delivering the biggest Power Rangers story we could tell at BOOM! Studios,” said Dafna Pleban, Editor, BOOM! Studios. “If you think you know where this story is going, think again—we’re making sure each issue of SHATTERED GRID shows you something that no Ranger fan has seen before!”   

“From the very beginning, it’s been a joy working with Kyle, Ryan, and the entire team at BOOM! Studios, which is culminating in this fantastic event,” said Brian Casentini, Executive Producer of the Power Rangers franchise. “All of us at Saban Brands are thrilled to be able to bring this fantastic story to Ranger fans all across the world.”

Saturday, December 30, 2017

COMET TV DECEMBER GIVEAWAY: Tank Girl & Stargate Exclusive Swag And Cult Classic Goodness!



FILMS ON COMET IN DECEMBER 

Tank Girl (1995) 
Want to warm up this holiday season? Take a trip to the year 2033, where cold isn't an issue but an apocalyptic lack of water is. Starring Lori Petty as the titular hero, and Malcolm McDowell as the villainous Kesslee, Tank Girl is an action-packed adventure that's so explosive you might just end up putting jetpacks at the top of your holiday gift list. 

Friday, December 29 at 8P/7C 
Saturday, December 30 at 8P/7C 

Earth Girls Are Easy (1989) 
If you thought Jeff Goldblum was charming in human form, just wait until you see him when he's an alien. Also starring Geena Davis, Jim Carrey, and Damon Wayans, 'Earth Girls are Easy' sees a trio of aliens crash land on Earth and take the California dating scene by storm. Even the hardest to please Valley girl is no match for the charms of these furry Cassanovas. 

Friday, December 15 at 8P/7C 
Saturday, December 16 at 8P/7C 
Saturday, December 30 at 6P/5C

Martian Holiday Movie Marathon

Sunday, December 25 starting at NOON/11C

Mars Needs Women (1968)  Starting at NOON/11C
The Angry Red Planet (1960)  Starting at 2P/1C
Queen of Blood (1966)  Starting at 4P/3C
Red Planet Mars (1952)  Starting at 6P/5C
Santa Claus Conquers the Martians (1964)  Starting at 8P/7C



December FRIDAY NIGHT MOVIES

Friday Primetime Movie 8P/7C
Saturday Encore Presentation 8P/7C

Leviathan (1989)
Friday, December 8 at 8P/7C

Earth Girls Are Easy (1989)
Friday, December 15 at 8P/7C

Supernova (2000)
Friday, December 22 at 8P/7C

Tank Girl (1995)
Friday, December 29 at 8P/7C

December Weekly Themes

Airing weekdays at 4P/3C throughout December, check schedule at CometTV.com

Haunted House Movies (12/4 @ 12/8)

Vincent Price Movies (12/11 @ 12/15)

Creature Features (12/18 @ 12/22)

Cult Sci-fi Movies (12/26 @ 12/29)



It's December, the time when you think of a rolling fire, having dinners with friends, and Tank Girl! I mean, come on we're not getting sentimental now are we? This month COMET TV has some of the cult-iest movies of all time. Earth Girls Are Easy, Tank Girl, Leviathan, and that's just what I could remember off the top of my head! Think of what I could talk about if I looked it up!  

There are also Cult Classic Theater films like Attack of the Puppet People, Dolls and more, plus we have the Martian Holiday Movie Marathon! This holiday season, prepare to head to another world. If you say that in an ominous inner voice, it sounds awesome!

And we want to give you the opportunity to have an awesome December of your own all month long! The COMET TV December Prize Pack is perfect for that kick butt adventure you're planning, or just kicking back and watching COMET TV!

The Comet TV December Pack has:  

1 - Limited Edition Tank Girl x COMET TV T-shirt: "Look, if you want to torture me, spank me, lick me, do it." .... Lock and load with this exclusive Tank Girl goggle-eye tee and get ready to break necks next time you're stocking up on ammo.  

1 - Tank Girl 4"x9" UV Print: SPLOSH, BAM! If you're a true Tank Girl fan like we are, you couldn't get enough of the film's animated sequences. We're paying homage with two variant UV prints pulled right from the film and custom made for this kit.  

1- Stargate Atlantis x COMET TV SnowGlobe: Tis the season to be Stargate! Bring home the bubble city trapped in this limited edition SnowGlobe... where else are you gonna snag this?  

1 - COMET TV Collectable Card: You'll get one of two collectable COMET TV cards featuring Earth Girls Are Easy & Tank Girl.

There are three ways to enter:

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

-Let us know what you love about Comet TV via Twitter, e-mail (geekhashblog@gmail.com), Instagram, or in the comment section below!

-Let us know what your favorite moments are from Tank Girl or Earth Girls are Easy!

Contest starts Saturday, December 30th and ends on Thursday, January 4th at 11:59 p.m.

Winner will be contacted and will then have 24 hours to reply 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 is sponsoring this giveaway and will be shipping prize to the winner. Giveaway open to U.S. residents only.


October's Loot For Her- Mythical


Back in October, the Loot Crate theme was "Mythical." This ran through their entire line of "Loot" brands (Loot Wear, Loot For Her, etc). The Loot For Her item for the month of October was an awesome Buffy the Vampire Slayer souvenir jacket. There was a delay in shipping, so we're just now getting around to giving you a closer look.

The exclusive jacket featured Dark Willow on the back with art by Chris Wahl. The black and purple satin jacket also features a "B" on the front. Using a discount code on one of Loot Crate's sale days, I was able to score this bad boy for about $14.00.



Being a HUGE Buffy the Vampire Slayer fan, I had to order it. And being a guy that could totally pull it off, I didn't hesitate to order it. This jacket is hands down the coolest Buffy-themed apparel item I've ever seen. Loot Crate totally slayed it with this one!

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Attack of the Killer Donuts Giveaway


Giveaway time again, guys! We're teaming up with Level 33 to give away a copy of the new film Attack of the Killer Donuts! Winner will receive either a hard copy or digital iTunes code. And keep an eye out for our review for Attack of the Killer Donuts coming soon!

There are three ways to enter:

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

-Let us know what your favorite donut is via any of our social media channels.

-Tell us what city you live in and let us know what the best donut shop is in your town!

Contest starts Thursday, December 7th and ends on Sunday, December 17th 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 copy of Attack of the Killer Donuts 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.

**Level 33 is sponsoring this giveaway and will be shipping prize to the winner. Giveaway open to U.S. residents only.


Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Follow the Rise of a Villain in Planet of the Apes: Ursus


BOOM! Studios and Twentieth Century Consumer Products are excited to announce PLANET OF THE APES: URSUS, a comic book series launching in January 2018 about the classic franchise’s most notorious villain. Written by David F. Walker (Power Man & Iron Fist, War for the Planet of the Apes) and illustrated by Christopher Mooneyham (Five Ghosts)—both longtime fans of the franchise—the series will follow the rise through the ranks of the ape who has hated (and feared) mankind the most, including what first brought him to the Forbidden Zone. This is the first project from BOOM! Studios in 2018 as part of their yearlong celebration of the franchise's 50th anniversary.   

“I’m a lifelong Planet of the Apes fan, and when I was a kid, General Ursus terrified me,” says Walker of the character who first debuted in 1970’s Beneath the Planet of the Apes. “He came right out and said, ‘The only good human is a dead human,’ and that gave me nightmares. At the same time, I always wanted to know more about him, and as a writer, few things are more interesting than exploring what makes a villain tick.”   

“Ursus, to me, is just an old soldier, with no more wars to fight,” adds Mooneyham. “He's lost a lot, and given even more. He's a super-prejudiced gorilla who's just looking for a reason to keep on going. Personally, I think David has nailed Ursus' character with this series, and I absolutely love that I get to help tell this story.”   



PLANET OF THE APES: URSUS features a main cover illustrated by Paolo Rivera (Daredevil), an intermix cover by Michael Allred (Silver Surfer), a subscription cover by Becca Carey (The Waves That Break), and a variant cover by the legendary Bob Larkin, presented in mock magazine cover format and virgin. This cover by Larkin, who illustrated over a dozen painted covers for Planet of the Apes magazine, was unused during the classic magazine run and has never been published before.   

“It’s an incredible honor to be able to show fans this never-before-published cover from Bob Larkin, someone who helped define the Planet of the Apes world for millions of comic fans!” says Dafna Pleban, BOOM! Studios Editor.   

Print copies of PLANET OF THE APES: URSUS #1 will be available for sale in January 2018 at local comic book shops (use comicshoplocator.com to find the nearest one) or through the BOOM! Studios webstore. Digital copies can be purchased from content providers, including comiXology, iBooks, Google Play, and the BOOM! Studios app.   

PLANET OF THE APES: URSUS 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 WWE, Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, Big Trouble in Little China, Victor LaValle’s Destroyer, Mech Cadet Yu, Grass Kings, and Klaus.   

For continuing news on PLANET OF THE APES: URSUS and more from BOOM! Studios, stay tuned to www.boom-studios.com and follow @boomstudios on Twitter.