Sunday, August 28, 2011

Evangelion 3.0 Coming In 2012

Official announcement came last week that the third film in the Evangelion rebuild, Evangelion 3.0: Quickening will hit theaters in Japan in Fall 2012. The last film, Evangelion 2.22: You Can (Not) Advance was released almost two years ago. Good to see we now know when the next film comes out. Downside: When we'll be able to see it in the U.S. is still unknown but, we're definitely looking forward to it!

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Captain America, Green Lantern Come Home In October

Both Captain America: The First Avenger and Green Lantern drop on Blu-ray this October. Captain America will come in two editions: Limited 3D Edition (Three-Disc Combo: Blu-ray 3D / Blu-ray / DVD / Digital Copy) and the regular Blu-ray version (Two-Disc Blu-ray/DVD Combo + Digital Copy). Both will street on October 25th.

Green Lantern will also come in two versions: A 3D version Green Lantern (Three-Disc Combo: Blu-ray 3D / Blu-ray DVD / Digital Copy) and a Blu-ray Extended Cut (Three-Disc Blu-ray/DVD Combo + Digital Copy). Both will street on October 14th.

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Thursday, August 25, 2011

Official Locke & Key Trailer Hits The Web

The trailer for Locke & Key has popped up online and it looks awesome. Unfortunately, FOX passed on it, so we won't be seeing the Locke family on our TV screens next season. The pilot was given a screening at this years Comic-Con if you were lucky enough to be there. Those of us that weren't are just going to have to settle for the trailer or wait until the full pilot drops online (if we're lucky). Check out the trailer below:

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

IDW Releases Issue #2 OF Alan Robert's "Crawl To Me" Today!

"From the very first page of Crawl to Me #2 I had goose bumps... Alan Robert has a firm grip on what makes a horror comic great. There’s a grotesque beauty to the horror’s visuals that is very, very rare in the horror genre (including comics, novels, and films)." - Giant Fire Breathing Robot

Today marks the release of issue #2 of Crawl to Me, a four part mini-series created by Alan Robert (bestknown for being the bassist and creative force behind the respected hard rock group, Life of Agony) and published by IDW Publishing (30 Days of Night, Locke and Key, Zombies Vs. Robots). Fans can pick up issue #2, as well as issue #1 by visiting their local comic shop and/or purchasing it online here:
Boasting three unique covers per issue with contributing artists such as Silent Hill: Past Life painter, Menton J. Matthews III and UK illustrator, David Lupton and Robert, Crawl to Me takes place in an isolated country town during the frigid winter months. The story centers on a young family as they cope with a series of disturbing events that force them to question their relationship, their faith and their very existence. When husband and wife, Ryan and Jessica, move into their first home together, strange things begin to occur. Half-eaten animals and other remains are found inside the basement’s crawl space. Their family dog disappears within the house. Distant voices are heard from beneath the floorboards. The couple begins to think that an evil entity is living inside their walls. Nothing can prepare them for what they’ll discover, but Ryan and Jessica soon realize that they must set aside all they believe to be true, in order to face their inevitable reality.
In related news, Robert has teamed up with Guitar World and the good folks at Dean Guitars to present the ultimate giveaway: One lucky winner will receive a one-of-a-kind Dean Deceiver X complete with custom Crawl to Me graphics! Go here for a chance to win:

Also, for all you tattoo fans, be sure to check out Robert’s feature in the October issue of Tattoo Magazine on stands now!

Friday, August 19, 2011

The Doctor Returns Saturday, August 27th

In one more week the Doctor returns with six new episodes to wrap up the current season. Things kick off with the episode titled, "Let's Kill Hitler," written by Stephen Moffat and directed by Richard Senior. The episode promises not only more insight into River Song, but also a new alien in the form of the Teselecta.

Check out Karen Gillan's intro to the episode, the prequel clip and trailer for the remainder of the season below:

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Sony Drops PS3 Price Point By $50

Sony cut the price of their PS3 gaming system from $299.99 down to $249 effective immediately. Europeans will be able to buy it for €249 and it will be available in Japan for ¥24,980. At launch the system retailed for $400. Even at that price, with the added Blu-ray player and backwards compatibility it was, at the time, one great deal.

Many are speculating what this price drop means. If you go by historical evidence then this looks to mean that Sony will soon be announcing the PS4. If you look at the recent troubles Sony has had with their hacking scandal, the disasters in Japan and the fact that the 360 continues to dominate the market it looks like Sony may be cutting its losses and trying to push forward. Whatever it means, you can't argue with the fact that for those who don't already own one, this is one helluva deal.

Monday, August 15, 2011

Katy Perry & SMAP Perform 'California Gurls'

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Not usually a fan of Katy Perry but this clip from a recent appearance on SMAP X SMAP in Japan made me laugh. It's just so...awkward.

'Bleach The Movie: Fade to Black' Announced for Blu-ray

Warner Bros. and Viz Media have announced that "Bleach The Movie: Fade To Black" will hit Blu-ray this November. The film is based on the popular Japanese manga created by Noriaki Kubo. It is the third of four Bleach films that have been released to date.

The Blu-ray will feature 1080p video, DTS 2.0 soundtracks, and supplements include production sketches.

Suggested list price for the Blu-ray is $24.98.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Gunnerkrigg Court Vol. 3 Coming August 15th From Archaia

Archaia Entertainment’s highly-acclaimed ‘All Ages’ graphic novel series, Gunnerkrigg Court, continues with the release of volume 3 on August 15.  Gunnerkrigg Court Volume 3: Reason will be available in bookstores across the country.

Thomas Siddell’s award-winning Gunnerkrigg Court series follows the adventures of a group of students at Gunnerkrigg Court, a puzzling boarding school with mysteries behind every corner. Volume 3 continues the stories of students Annie and Kat as they uncover terrible secrets surrounding the school. As their relationship grows, the boundaries of reality begin toblur as they become more engrossed in the mysterious, magical events. In the meantime, Coyote begins to show that things in the forest are not quite what they seem, leading to a dramatic end to Annie’s second year at the Court.

With its Disney-esque visual style and magical Potter-esque coming-of-age elements, Gunnerkrigg Court appeals to a wide range of readers young and old alike.

For more information on Gunnerkrigg Court Volume 3: Reason or other Archaia titles, please visit

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

A Conversation With GUMBY writer Christopher P. Reilly

What was the genesis of the book?

CPR: My buddy, Bob (Burden) was no longer writing the book and I thought there should be a Gumby book out there. As a creator, it’s possibly one of the greatest opportunities because you are literally working with a ball of clay; your imagination becomes the only limit to the sorts of stories you can. I approached publisher Mel Smith at San Diego Comic-Con last year and expressed my enthusiasm for the character and asked if I could pitch him a Gumby book. To my delight he said “yes” and even more delightful, he absolutely loved the script and let me pick the artist I would work with which was my friend and long time collaborator Jorge Santillan who delivered some of the best work of his career. I am always honored when an artist of Jorge’s caliber will turn my words into pictures.

Were you a Gumby fan prior to writing this?

CPR: Yes, I have been a fan of Gumby since I was a kid and never stopped enjoying the animated shorts. I watched every episode ever created in one weekend when I got this gig and was amazed that for 3 days I could tell people that my job was watching Gumby shorts. I think what revealed what a huge fan I truly am when I went comatose when I was told I would get to create Gumby’s grandparents, Gumbert and Gumbasia.

Who or what are the biggest influences on your work?

CPR: My list of deserving influences is enormous. I am constantly inspired by books, comics, music and film and am always discovering new influences. I should mention Michael Weldon’s Psychotronic Encyclopedia of Film for being my dog eared wormhole to 2/3 of the amazing B movies I never would have seen if Michael hadn’t written about them, including my favorite horror film, 1957’s The Monster That Challenged the World. Suffice to say that if my influences hadn’t existed, I never would have written this story. Kind of a Back to the Future scenario.

You and Jorge have collaborated before. What does he bring to the project?

CPR: Jeeze, what doesn’t Jorge bring to the project? He is the perfect collaborator. I write very long scripts, but I tone that down with Jorge because my elaborate panel breakdowns make me feel like I am telling Picasso how to paint. Jorge is an amazing talent. I would love to read a Gumby comic written and illustrated by Jorge, it would probably be a humbling experience for me. Jorge makes my job easy.

In ten words or less, why should people read this book?

CPR: Gumbastic-fun-Adventure, chocolate igloos, Blockheads, not a zombie in sight.

Monday, August 1, 2011

Gumby Returns To Comics This September!

There's a new player in Clokeyville, an off-kilt philanthropist named Mr. Golfer! What is Golfer's secret? What are the Wooly Mammals? Why are there astronauts selling the founding fathers the Andrew Jackson? Who stole Picnic Park? Who is helping the nefarious Blockheads? And most importantly, how did Gumby become King of the Pirates?

The acclaimed Harvey nominated team of Chris Reilly & Jorge Santillan (Punch & Judy) reunite to answer all of these questions, and proudly present the momentous debut of Gumby's grandparents in an all new Gumby and Pokey adventure like you've never seen before!