Thursday, March 28, 2013


BOOM! Studios is thrilled to reveal the final covers for REGULAR SHOW #1, an all-new, all-ages ongoing comic book series based on Cartoon Network’s Emmy® Award-winning series created by J.G. Quintel. Initial orders for the first issue, which ships in April, were the highest of any KaBOOM! series to date.

Cartoon Network’s powerhouse series will debut its first comic book series next month,hot on the heels of KaBOOM!’s smash hit adaptation of another popular Cartoon Network comedy series, ADVENTURE TIME!  The new comics will follow the antics of Mordecai, a blue jay, and Rigby, a raccoon, a couple of best bros in their twenties just tryin’ to chill for a bit, man. But when you’re livin’ in as crazy a world as they are, no day can be called...regular!

The highly-anticipated series will be written by web cartoonist KC Green (GUNSHOW) and illustrated by newcomer Allison Strejlau. REGULAR SHOW #1 ships with main covers by Nick Edwards (ADVENTURE TIME), Nathan Fox (X-MEN: SECOND COMING), Phil McAndrew (CRYING IN FRONT OF YOUR DOG AND OTHER STORIES, ADVENTURE TIME), John Allison (BAD MACHINERY, ADVENTURE TIME: MARCELINE AND THE SCREAM QUEENS), Brian Butler, and Chuck BB (BLACK METAL). Ask your retailer about the pre-order variant by Chris Houghton (ADVENTURE TIME, REED GUNTHER) and the incentive variant by Dustin Nguyen (BATMAN, LI’L GOTHAM)! Additionally, a commemorative boxed set of all six main covers will be available for collectors.



REGULAR SHOW #1 is a 32 page, full color issue that retails for $3.99.

The REGULAR SHOW #1 COMPLETE COVER BOX SET contains REGULAR SHOW #1 Covers A-F in a shrink-wrapped commemorative box that retails for $24.99

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

'THE WALKING DEAD' TV SERIES 3 ACTION FIGURES- In Stores Now ...And There Is No Escape!

Sunday night will bring the highly anticipated season 3 finale of AMC’s The Walking Dead, and just in time for the event is McFarlane Toys newest line of AMC The Walking Dead TV action figures of Merle Dixon, Michonne, Autopsy Zombie, Michonne’s Zombie Pet 1 and Pet 2.

Some of this season’s most iconic characters and zombies have been immortalized by McFarlane Toys. This third figure line, in stores now showcases two new lethal zombie slayers, along with three more decaying zombies from the show.

Now lock your doors and grab your favorite brain-busting utensil, because you’ll swear these figures are really coming to devour you!

MICHONNE -Michonne is the mysterious stranger who saves Andrea from walkers with her katana blade and two pet walkers in tow. She is a quiet, but fierce warrior. This action-figure comes with 24 points of articulation, removable poncho, and katana sword with sheath.


MERLE DIXON - Left for the dead in Season 1 by Rick and the rest of the survivors,  Merle Dixon, the estranged brother of Daryl Dixon, make his full return in Season 3 and this time he is re-armed and ready for action! This action-figure comes with 20 points of articulation, prosthetic arm with bayonet, assault rifle, pistol and knife.


AUTOPSY ZOMBIE - In a desperate attempt to find Sophia, the Autopsy Zombie becomes another victim of Daryl’s crossbow. In one of the most gruesome and riveting scenes from the series, Rick and Daryl perform an autopsy on this newly fed zombie to find out the contents of his stomach. Zombie includes a knife and removable shirt to reveal either a partially digested hand and/or woodchuck carcass!


MICHONNE’S ZOMBIE PET 1 -Connected directly to Michonne’s past, she has rendered both these walkers harmless by removing their bottom jaw and arms. Now that both Pets are somewhat subdued, she puts them to good use as pack mules and zombie repellant. Both Pets come with removable backpacks, neck chain leash, arms and bottom jaw. As an added bonus, Pet 1’s backpack comes with a removable shotgun.

MICHONNE’S ZOMBIE PET 2 - Connected directly to Michonne’s past, she has rendered both these walkers harmless by removing their bottom jaw and arms. Now that both Pets are somewhat subdued, she puts them to good use as pack mules and zombie repellant. Both Pets come with removable backpacks, neck chain leash, arms and bottom jaw. Each Pet sold separately.

All figures are sold separately and all of the humans include multiple interchangeable accessories and several points of articulation for limitless possibility and customization. Each zombie figure includes gory play action to truly highlight their gruesome features. MRSP is $14.99 and the figures are available at, Barnes & Noble,, FYE, GameStop, Hastings Entertainment, Toys 'R' Us, Toys 'R' Us Canada, and comic book stores nationwide.

Stay tuned to for the most current news and information about this series and other upcoming releases from McFarlane Toys.


BOOM! Studios is thrilled to return for another appearance at WonderCon 2013 taking place Friday, March 29th through Sunday, March 31st.

Attendees of this years show will have a chance to get a first look at the REGULAR SHOW comic series. The REGULAR SHOW Preview Book will be available exclusively at the BOOM! booth ( #1019) almost a full month before the first issue will be in stores. The Preview Book includes a preview of the first issue by K.C. Green (GUNSHOW) and Allison Strejlau along with a four-page short story written and illustrated by Brian Butler and colored by Maarta Laiho. Rounding out the Preview issue will be a look at the covers from REGULAR SHOW! The 24-page limited edition preview will be sold for $4.99.

BOOM! Studios is proud to be partnering with apparel manufacturer, Fifth Son, to give away 100 REGULAR SHOW t-shirts all three days of WonderCon to promote the new KaBOOM! comic series and Fifth Sun's new line of REGULAR SHOW t-shirts.

Rounding out the weekend, writer Sam Humphries (FANBOYS VS ZOMBIES, HIGHER EARTH) will appear at our booth (#1019) for a signing at 4pm on Saturday, March 30th.

WonderCon will be taking place at the Anaheim Convention Center located at 800 W Katella Ave, Anaheim CA 92802.  On Friday the 29th, the shows hours are from 12pm-7pm, on Saturday the 30th, the hours are from 10am-7pm and on Sunday the 31st, the hours are from 11am-5pm.

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Warm Bodies Comes to Life on Blu-ray/DVD June 4th

A funny new twist on a classic love story, Warm Bodies is a poignant tale about the power of human connection. After a zombie epidemic, R (a highly unusual zombie) encounters Julie (a human survivor), and rescues her from a zombie attack. Julie sees that R is different from the other zombies, and as the two form a special relationship in their struggle for survival, R becomes increasingly more human – setting off an exciting, romantic and often comical chain of events that begins to transform the other zombies and maybe even the whole lifeless world.
The Blu-ray Disc and DVD bonus features include deleted scenes, a gag reel, audio commentary with screenwriter/director Jonathan Levine and actors Nicholas Hoult and Teresa Palmer as well as multiple featurettes going behind-the-scenes of Warm Bodies. The Warm Bodies Blu-ray Disc and DVD will be available for the suggested retail price of $39.99 and $29.95, respectively.

One very unusual zombie forms a romantic relationship with a teenage girl in Warm Bodies, which stars hot young actors Nicholas Hoult (Jack the Giant Slayer, X-Men: First Class) and Teresa Palmer (I Am Number Four, The Sorcerer’s Apprentice), along with an all-star supporting cast including Primetime Emmy® winner Rob Corddry (Outstanding Special Class - Short-Format Live-Action Entertainment Programs, “Children’s Hospital,” 2008; Rapture-Palooza), Dave Franco (21 Jump Street), Analeigh Tipton (Crazy Stupid Love), Cory Hardrict (upcoming Lovelace, Battle Los Angeles) and Academy Award® nominee John Malkovich (Actor in a Supporting Role, In the Line of Fire, 1993; Red, Burn After Reading),. Written for the screen and directed by Jonathan Levine (50/50) and based on the novel by Isaac Marion, the film arrives on Blu-ray Disc (plus Digital Copy and Ultraviolet), DVD (plus Digital Copy and Ultraviolet), Video on Demand and Pay-Per-View June 4th from Summit Entertainment, a LIONSGATE company. Warm Bodies will also be available on EST May 14th, three weeks prior to the Blu-ray, DVD and Video on Demand release. 

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Michelle Rodriguez Joins Comicpalooza’s Star-Studded Guest List

Michelle Rodriguez, known for her roles in the upcoming movies Fast and the Furious 6 and Machete Kills, as well as for Avatar, Lost, and Resident Evil, will be coming to Houston Memorial weekend to take part in Comicpalooza as a featured guest. Michelle will be part of an extensive guest lineup that also includes Avery Brooks (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine), Sam Huntington (Being Human), Peter Davison (Doctor Who), Rene Auberjonois (Star Trek: DS9), Armin Shimmerman (Star Trek: DS9), Frazer Hines (Doctor Who), Peter Mayhew (Star Wars), Kris Holden-Reid (Lost Girl), Zoie Palmer (Lost Girl), Craig Parker (Spartacus, Lord of the Rings, Legend of the Seeker, Xena), Walter Jones (Mighty Morphin Power Rangers), David Yost (Mighty Morphin Power Rangers), Ian McNeice (Doctor Who, Dune), as well as top comic creators, artists, and writers like Boris Vallejo, Julie Bell, George Perez, Chris Claremont, Bob Layton, Yannick Paquette, Michael Golden, Joe Jusko, Matt Frank, Bernie Wrightson Sam de la Rosa, Marat Mychaels, Mat Johnson, Jolly Blackburn, Alan Dean Foster, Jacqueline Carey, Kevin J. Anderson and numerous other writers, artists, craftsmen, and film makers.

Joining Comicpalooza this year is GalactiCon 3, the Battlestar Galactica festival held once every 5 years. GalactiCon 3 will be the largest Battlestar Galactica event in the world for 2013. Comicpalooza and GalactiCon are co-locating so that GalactiCon attendees will have access to Comicpalooza and Comicpalooza attendees will have some access to GalactiCon guests. The GalactiCon 3 guest lineup includes Edward James Olmos, Jamie Bamber, Tricia Helfer, Michael Hogan, Kandyse McClure, Alessandra Torresani, Richard Hatch, Dirk Benedict, Herbert Jefferson Jr., Terry Carter, Anne Lockhart, Michael Trucco, Aaron Douglas, Nicki Clyne, Rekha Sharma, Kate Vernon, Leah Cairns, Luciana Carro, Noah Hathaway, Jack Stauffer, Dr. Kevin Grazier, Terrence McDonnell.

Comicpalooza also features entertainment from music acts such as Abney Park, ArcAttack, Professor Elemental, Frenchy and the Punk, and the Marquis of Vaudeville, as well as comedy, a Stephen King Film Festival, video gaming, National Wrestling Alliance matches, International Quidditch Association games, live art, a body painting competition, children’s programming, and many other forms of entertainment and activities for the whole weekend..

Sponsors include the Greater Houston Convention and Visitors Bureau, McDonalds, TimeGate Studios, Bedrock City Comic Company, and Skirmisher Games. Startling Events, LLC is the organizing-events company for Comicpalooza.

For more information, including a complete list of events, guests, admission prices and schedules, visit

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Nickelodeon Debuts All-new Series, Rocket Monkeys

Nickelodeon's newest series, Rocket Monkeys, is a flat out funny cartoon. The humor reminded me of Ren and Stimpy (that's a good thing!). Check it out on Nickelodeon!

Rocket Monkeys introduces the universe to brothers Gus and Wally. Inexplicably charged with carrying out all kinds of important missions, these hapless monkeynauts tend to cause more intergalactic calamity than they could ever prevent. Luckily they have plenty of help from YAY-OK, their dashing and devoted (if slightly outdated) robot. Gus and Wally may not have the brainpower of the Rocket Chickens or the guts of the Cosmosloths, but they do have a hunger for adventure -- and by “adventure” we mostly mean “bananas.”

Friday, March 15, 2013

Contest: Return to Nim's Island Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack

Return to Nim’s Island, the sequel to Walden Media’s 2008 box office hit Nim's Island, picks up the story a few years later with 14-year-old Nim (Bindi Irwin) more determined than ever to protect her island and the animals that call it home. With ruthless resort developers and greedy wildlife poachers threatening the existence she loves, Nim realizes she and her animal pals can’t defend their home alone. To save her island, she is forced to combine forces with an outsider: Edmund, a runaway from the mainland. Only with his help does she stand a chance of stopping the villains from dismantling her world.

Return to Nim's Island marks the debut of Walden Family Theater, presented by Walmart and P&G. The new destination for family entertainment, exclusively on Hallmark Channel.

You can pick up your copy of Return to Nim’s Island on Blu-ray & DVD exclusively at Walmart Stores just 4 days after the premiere. Or win your copy here!

There are two ways to enter. First, check out the widget below:

Take the quiz and let us know what kind of Adventurer you are! You can either send your answer to or let us know by leaving a comment below.

The contest ends on Tuesday, March 19th at 11:59 p.m. Once the contest ends, we'll put all entrants into a randomizer and the winner will be notified via E-mail. The winner will then have 24 hours to reply with their address or we will choose an alternate winner.

The prize will be sent via FedEx or UPS. No P.O. Boxes please!

*Disclosure: Walden Media & Hallmark Channel is sponsoring this contest, and will be shipping the Blu-ray to the winner.


Thursday, March 14, 2013

BOOM! To Release Deatmatch Volume 1 in April!

BOOM! Studios is proud to announce that the first collection of its highest debuting original property, DEATHMATCH, will arrive in stores on April 17th at the low introductory price of $9.99.
The superhero battle royale you can’t get from Marvel or DC!

A powerful and mysterious supervillain has imprisoned the world’s greatest superheroes, forcing them to fight to the death until there is but one victor. It’s kill or be killed as we settle the score on all those hypothetical superhero match-ups in the ultimate DEATHMATCH. The mystery of who their captor is, what his ultimate motivations are, and why these heroes keep agreeing to the matches will drive readers from volume to volume! Written by industry legend Paul Jenkins (FAIRY QUEST, INHUMANS) and drawn by comics superstar Carlos Magno (PLANET OF THE APES, TRANSFORMERS), DEATHMATCH is a dark, psychological deconstruction of the superhero genre that can’t be missed. This hard-hitting, emotional first volume collects the first four issues of the smash hit comic series that introduces the audience to a brand new superhero universe they won’t be able to get enough of!
But don’t take our word for it, here is what reviewers are saying about DEATHMATCH:

 “How to do it right” - Bleeding Cool

“DEATHMATCH is not only good, but far better than I ever expected” - Comic Book Resources

“Picking up the first issue was a no-brainer” - Ain’t It Cool News

“Boom’s next breakout series” - Comic Vine

DEATHMATCH VOLUME 1 trade paperback ships with a cover by Carlos Magno.
The trade paperback carries an introductory price of $9.99 and collects DEATHMATCH #1-#4.

Sunday, March 10, 2013

KaBOOM! Studios Reprints Adventure Time 1-6 with 6 Connecting Covers!

With the demand continuing to be incredibly high, and with multiple sell outs at the distributor level and comic book shops, KaBOOM! Studios is pleased to announce that ADVENTURE TIME #1-6 will be reprinted yet again with connecting covers illustrated by none other than ADVENTURE TIME cover artist, Chris Houghton.  
Did you miss out on the phenomenon that is ADVENTURE TIME? Now’s your chance to get the first six issues with these collectible reprints. Get the 4th printing of issue #1, the 3rd printing of issue #2, and the second printings of issues #3-6…all forming a massive Land of Ooo connecting cover image by Chris Houghton (REED GUNTHER)! Each cover spotlights a particular area of the Land of Ooo and a fan favorite character.

Friday, March 1, 2013

Doctor Who to Return with 'The Bells of St John'

Doctor Who is to return to BBC One on 30 March in a modern day urban thriller announced today as 'The Bells of St John', as the first official image is revealed giving fans a sneak peak at what to expect from the epic new series.

Written by Steven Moffat, 'The Bells of St John' will mark the official introduction of the Doctor's newest companion, Clara Oswald, played by Jenna-Louise Coleman. Having already made two appearances last year, the opening episode will be the first time fans get to see the Clara that will accompany the Doctor across the series' eight adventures.
Set in London against the backdrop of new and old iconic landmarks, The Shard and Westminster Bridge, 'The Bells of St John' will also establish a new nemesis, the Spoonheads, who will battle the Doctor as he discovers something sinister is lurking in the Wi-Fi.
Steven Moffat, executive producer and lead writer, said:
"It's the 50th year of Doctor Who and look what's going on! We're up in the sky and under the sea! We're running round the rings of an alien world and then a haunted house. There's new Cybermen, new Ice Warriors and a never before attempted journey to the centre of the TARDIS. And in the finale, the Doctor's greatest secret will at last be revealed! If this wasn't already our most exciting year it would be anyway!"
Featuring a movie a week from a ghost story to an underwater siege to a period drama, the new series will also introduce new monsters, as well as bringing back fan favourites the Ice Warriors and Cybermen.
Meanwhile the series' stellar list of guest stars include: Celia Imrie; Richard E Grant; Warwick Davis, Jessica Raine; Dougray Scott and Tamzin Outhwaite, as well as for the first time on screen together, mother and daughter Dame Diana Rigg and Rachael Stirling.

-via BBC's Doctor Who page

Now Available: Vanguard Princess from eigoMANGA

eigoMANGA presents an exciting all-female characters fighting game, Vanguard Princess, now in an official English Version!

Vanguard Princess is now available as a PC Download Game on Amazon, GamersGate, and it's official website!
The story is about a mysterious young girl who was subjected to a series of government experiments; this triggered a cosmic shock wave that gifted many girls with mystical powers. The girl has escaped and is bent on vengeance towards the entire world.
A group of brave girls pair up in teams in order to confront this evil threat as well as test their new powers against other female fighters.

Navigate their adventures in the game's Story Mode or engage in head-to-head battles in Versus Mode!

eigoMANGA's release has major enhancements from the original game such as re-mastered anime visuals, cut scenes, and improved gameplay mechanics!

And as the ultimate bonus, gamers can now use a previously locked assistant character as their partner!