Friday, May 31, 2013

Wizards vs Aliens App Available Now in the App Store

Wizards vs Aliens App Available Exclusively For iPad as Hit TV Show Makes Its U.S. Premiere on Hub Network on Saturday, June 1

FremantleMedia Kids & Family Entertainment and Magic Ruby, the leading provider of technology and apps for the second screen, today announced the upcoming launch of Wizards vs Aliens on Hub Network will be supported by a first-of-its-kind second screen app available exclusively on iPad.  Marking the first dedicated second screen experience for a kids’ TV show in the U.S., the Wizards vs Aliens app is available now on the App Store, two days prior to the show premiere on Hub Network on June 1, 2013.  
The app offers a comprehensive and robust Wizards vs Aliens experience, providing content above and beyond what can be experienced in the broadcast TV universe.  Consumers will have an opportunity to sync the app with actual episodes of the show, providing immersive content to enhance their viewing experience.  As viewers progress through the series and continue using the sync feature, they will unlock additional content relevant to each episode and the progression of the storyline.
Fans of the show will also become further engaged in the storyline with interactive polls, alien-inspired quizzes and collectible character sets.  In addition, exclusive on-set and character photos will draw fans into the creative process behind the making of the show. 
As fans continue to engage with and explore the app, they can unlock special rewards for their efforts. Should they want to encourage others to recognize their show knowledge and fan status, a special “Wish List” can be e-mailed to parents that will allow them to highlight all the great Wizards vs Aliens products they hope to receive such as T-shirts, hats, puzzles, and more.
The Wizards vs Aliens app, created by Magic Ruby, also offers a unique educational experience, engaging kids in factual science-based content.  Kids have an opportunity to further explore the science inspired geology and geography featured in the spellbinding adventures from the Wizards vs Aliens TV show.   
“FremantleMedia has been a pioneer in the second screen experience for some of the biggest entertainment shows in the world, such as American Idol and The X Factor, in turn making them two of the most socially relevant shows,” said Nicholas Dale, Senior Manager of Interactive and Mobile, FremantleMedia.  “With today’s youth utilizing mobile technology at an increasing rate, we’re thrilled to now be the leader in bringing a second screen experience to the kids’ market.”

Created by Russell T Davies and Phil Ford – the creative force behind Doctor Who, Torchwood and The Sarah Jane Adventures, Wizards vs Aliens follows the adventures of two 16-year old schoolboys, Tom and Benny, who battle to save Earth from the Nekross, an alien race.  While Tom lives a seemingly ordinary life with his dad and grandmother, he hides a deep secret: his family members are wizards.  So when the Nekross arrive to attempt to steal all the magic from Earth, they haven’t expected resistance from Tom and his friend, science super-brain Benny.  Together they form an extraordinary alliance using Tom’s magic and Benny’s science to battle the Nekross and save Earth.
The wildly popular series originally debuted in the U.K. where it was the number one show in its time slot amongst all channels for children 6-12 and children 10-15. Wizards vs Aliens will make its U.S. debut on Hub Network with a two-part episode Saturday, June 1, 7:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. ET. New episodes will air weekly Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. ET.
The Wizards vs Aliens app is available for free from the App Store on iPad or at


Thursday, May 30, 2013

BOOM! Studios Returns to North Carolina for Heroes Con 2013

BOOM! Studios is thrilled to continue its breakneck-paced 2013 convention tour with a return to Heroes Con from Friday, June 7th through Sunday, June 9th. The publisher will be bringing along a pair of exclusive variant covers along with fan-favorite talent.

BOOM! Studios will be debuting two exclusive variant covers, one from each of their two primary imprints, at the show. From the KaBOOM! imprint, copies of ADVENTURE TIME: FIONNA & CAKE #5 with a cover by Andy Hirsch (GARFIELD, ADVENTURE TIME: MARCELINE & THE SCREAM QUEENS) will be available for purchase. Meanwhile, from the BOOM! imprint, copies of SUICIDE RISK #1 with an exclusive cover by Dan Panosian (DC's ARROW, IRREDEEMABLE) will be available for purchase. Both covers will be available only at the BOOM! Studios booth (#920).

BOOM! Studios is proud to have Jerry Gaylord (FANBOYS VS ZOMBIES) and Pennie Gaylord (ADVENTURE TIME) sketching at the BOOM!/KaBOOM! booth (#920) all weekend long. The publisher will also be hosting Eric Esquivel (FREELANCERS) at our booth (#920) for signings throughout the show.

HEROES CON will be taking place at Charlotte Convention Center located at 501 A. College St. Charlotte, NC 28202. On Friday, the show hours are from 11am - 7pm, on Saturday they are from 10am - 6pm and on Sunday the show runs from 11am - 6pm. If you would like more information about the show, visit the official website at

Saturday, May 25, 2013

Space Warriors Giveaway! Premiering May 31st Exclusively On The Hallmark Channel

Watch Space Warriors on Hallmark Channel May 31st at 8/7C for your chance to win a trip for the whole family to the U.S. Space and Rocket Center's Space Camp! Keep an eye out for the secret keyword for a chance to go on location where Space Warriors was filmed and train like a real astronaut!

In Space Warriors, six highly skilled teenagers are handpicked to be part of a summer space camp competition but they don’t realize that they will be forced to solve a life or death crisis aboard the International Space Station as the world anxiously watches.

Starring: Thomas Horn, Danny Glover, Josh Lucas, Dermot Mulroney, Mira Sorvino and Booboo Stewart.

Space Warriors is the second film in the Walden Family Theater original lineup featuring great family entertainment, airing Friday nights exclusively on Hallmark Channel. Walden Family Theater is creating films for the whole family to enjoy together, so make sure to mark your calendars and gather around the television to watch all the great upcoming films!

Past films include: "The Chronicles of Narnia" series, "Holes", "Nim's Island", "Charlotte's Web", and "Return to Nim's Island."

For a chance to win a Space Warriors Blu-ray/DVD/VUDU Digital Copy combo pack take the How Spacey are You Quiz? and let us know the results through either the comments section or E-mailing us at

The contest ends June 1st, 2013 at 11:59 p.m.
Once the contest ends all entrants will be put into a randomizer and the winner will be notified via E-mail. The winner will then have 24 hours to respond or an alternate winner will be chosen.
Prize will be shipped via FedEx or UPS, no P.O. Boxes please.

*Disclosure: Walden Family Theater is sponsoring this contest and will be shipping the prize to the winner.

Official Space Warriors Website:
Official Space Warriors Trailer:

Thursday, May 23, 2013

BOOM! STUDIOS Releases the First Adventure Time Annual

May 23th,  2012 - Los Angeles, CA - BOOM! Studios is proud to release the first ADVENTURE TIME ANNUAL! In response to fan and retailer demand for more ADVENTURE TIME comics, the ADVENTURE TIME ANNUAL #1 is jam-packed with a variety of special short stories in the Land of Ooo and will arrive in stores on May 29th.
THE FUN WILL NEVER END IN THIS SPECIAL EXPANDED ADVENTURE TIME ANNUAL! Featuring some of the hottest talent in comics today putting their creative spin on the land of Ooo! A great tool for bringing readers into the series and an awesome book for die-hard ADVENTURE TIME  fans! Featuring stories from Roger Langridge, Derek Fridolfs, Dustin Nguyen, Alex Cox, Josh Williamson, Jason Ho, Bryce Carlson and others!
ADVENTURE TIME ANNUAL #1 ships with a main cover by Ale Garza (FATHOM, TEEN TITANS) and variant covers by Natasha Allegri (ADVENTURE TIME: FIONNA & CAKE) and Derek Fridolfs (BATMAN: ARKHAM CITY).

Tuesday, May 21, 2013


BOOM! Studios is thrilled to be exhibiting for the first time at PHOENIX COMICON taking place Memorial Day weekend beginning Thursday, May 23rd through Sunday, March 26th. Headlining BOOM! Studios’ exciting line up of guests and exclusive variant covers is 2 Guns creator Steven Grant (PUNISHER, 3 GUNS).
BOOM! Studios will bringing four exclusive variant covers to Phoenix Comicon, which will be available only at the BOOM! Studios booth (#559). From the KaBOOM! imprint, copies of ADVENTURE TIME ANNUAL #1 and REGULAR SHOW #1 both with southwest-themed covers by Meredith McClaren (HINGES) will be available for purchase. Additionally, BOOM! Studios is pleased to partner with local retailer Jesse James Comics on two limited edition variants, SUICIDE RISK #1 with a cover by Joëlle Jones (HELHEIM) and CLIVE BARKER’S NEXT TESTAMENT #1 with a cover by series artist Haemi Jang (HELLRAISER: THE ROAD BELOW).
BOOM! Studios is thrilled to host Steven Grant (2 GUNS) along with Eric Esquivel (FREELANCERS), and Caleb Monroe (STEED AND MRS PEEL, ICE AGE) at the BOOM!/KaBOOM! booth (booth # 559) all weekend long. Grace Randolph (GRACE RANDOLPH’S SUPURBIA) will also be at our booth on Saturday and Sunday.

Travis Hill (ADVENTURE TIME, CARS) will also be at the BOOM!/KaBOOM! booth (booth #559) sketching GET-A -SKETCH covers all weekend long! Make sure to stop by for your chance to pick up the hottest comics, trades and variant covers including hit brands like ADVENTURE TIME, PEANUTS, GARFIELD, BRAVEST WARRIORS, PLANET OF THE APES, HELLRAISER, and many, many more!

BOOM! Studios is also a proud sponsor of the Bleeding Cool Fan Awards, to be presented at Phoenix Comicon on Friday at 6PM in Room 132. Attendees will receive a free ADVENTURE TIME #16 limited edition variant cover for free. The exclusive Adventure Time #16 variant is ONLY available by attending the Bleeding Cool Fan Awards. The Fan Awards are rated for mature audiences.
Phoenix Comic Con will take place at the Phoenix Convention Center located at 100 N 3rd St. Phoenix, AZ 85004.  On Thursday the 23rd, the shows hours are from 4pm-9pm, on Friday the 24th, the hours are from 10am-7pm, on Saturday the 25th, the hours are from 10am-10pm and on Sunday the 26st, the hours are from 10am-5pm. If you would like more information about the show, visit the official website:


The time is fast approaching when celebrities from the very popular television franchise Battlestar Galactica and fans alike will be celebrating together for 4 days at the George R. Brown Convention Center May 23rd through May 26th, 2013. The host hotel is the Hilton America which adjoins the center. Organized every 5 years since 1993, Galacticon III marks the original show’s 35th anniversary and the 10th anniversary of Ronald D. Moore’s re-imagined series, making it a very special celebration. This year, the convention is being held in conjunction with the popular ComicPalooza and has more celebs gathered in one place than ever before from both the original and the re-imagined series. Galacticon is licensed by NBC-Universal, and we couldn’t be prouder.
Galacticon III will feature autograph sessions, panels with actors, writers, producers, special effects experts, costumers, jewelry makers and others involved in both shows, celebrity photos, screenings of Battlestar Galactica original series, re-imagined series and Caprica, special parties and activities such as a trip to the Johnson Space Center and much, much more. Many fans from across the globe have already registered their membership since this is something every Battlestar Galactica fan won’t want to miss!

Fans will join more actors from both series than any other BSG convention before. From the original 1978 series: Richard Hatch, Dirk Benedict, Herbert Jefferson, Terry Carter, Anne Lockhart, Jack Stauffer and Noah Hathaway as well as Edward James Olmos, Mary McDonnell, Michael Hogan, Michael Trucco, Kate Vernon, Nicki Clyne, Leah Cairns, Rekha Sharma, Luciana Carro and Tahmoh Penikett from the re-imagined series as well as Alessandra Torresani and Esai Morales from Caprica. There will be a special NASA panel headed by Holly Vavrin and JPL/NASA rocket scientist, Kevin Grazier, panels by designer Andy Probert and Special Effects panels as CGI experts Lee Stringer and Adam ‘Mojo’ Lebowitz join us as well. We will have some tributes to some important people – and we even have a tribute panel for our Star Trek fans.

This year, Galacticon III will be held in conjunction with the very popular ComicPalooza, which is organized by Startling Events, LLC and has been a yearly staple for the Houston area since it began in 2008 – but the first time either has done a joint venture of this magnitude.

Fans can obtain more information and register their membership for Galacticon III on the website: Gold memberships are sold out – but Silver memberships and day passes are still available online until Monday, May 20th and then can be purchased at the door!

Monday, May 20, 2013

Regular Show #1 Sells Out, Goes to Second Printing

BOOM! Studios is proud to announce that 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, has sold out at the distributor level in 48 hours and the publisher had to rush to a second printing. Initial orders for the first issue were the highest of any KaBOOM! series to date.
Comic book fans should keep in mind first printings of REGULAR SHOW #1, which shipped with six main covers, may still be found at the local comic shop nearest you. Not sure where to find your nearest comic retailer? Use or to find one!
The highly anticipated series is written by web cartoonist K.C. Green (GUNSHOW) and illustrated by newcomer Allison Strejlau. Join 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!
REGULAR SHOW #1 second print ships with a luchador-themed cover by Phil Jacobson (UGLY DOLL) with a retail price of $3.99

Saturday, May 18, 2013

Marvel Gives First Look at Guardians of the Galaxy #5 Cover Featuring Angela

Marvel is bringing Angela back to comics in a big way. Not only will she appear in the Age of Ultron storyline, but she will also be making an appearance in Guardians of the Galaxy. Yesterday Marvel posted a first look at the Guardians of the Galaxy #5 cover by Sara Pichelli.

"Coming July 24, the hottest series of the year gets scorched again, as acclaimed writer Neil Gaiman joins Brian Michael Bendis and Sara Pichelli on GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY #5, with his original creation Angela in tow. Will this new arrival prove a friend or foe to Star-Lord and his team? We'll all find out this July, but you can get an exclusive advance look with Pichelli's power-packed cover, featuring Angela and the Guardians."

Friday, May 17, 2013

After Dark Films Announces Fourth Film in its After Dark Originals 2 series- CHILDREN OF SORROW

After Dark Films proudly announces the fourth film in its After Dark Originals 2 series (ADO2), CHILDREN OF SORROW.  A film that delivers a petrifying look into a cult psyche. CHILDREN OF SORROW is directed by Jourdan McClure (Rogue River, Die Maniacs Die!), written by Ryan Finnerty (Rogue River, Smosh), starring Bill Oberst Jr (Abraham Lincoln vs. Zombies, Take this Lollipop) and Hannah Levien  (The Palace Players) .
"We are so excited to welcome Jourdan McClure into the After Dark Family.   He's an incredible talent. Children of Sorrow is such a thought provoking and disturbing film. It sparked many debates and was the cause of endless sleepless nights."  -Stephanie Caleb, EVP Creative Affairs

Simon Leach is a very, very sick man. Thriving on despair, pain, and panic, he unites a group of broken and desperate people in the middle of the desert. He showers them with the love and affection they're so desperate for, but Simon has a much greater plan for his followers.
"Belongingness can be a terrifying subject, even more so when acceptance is disingenuous. Children of Sorrow is the nightmare version of that."  -Jourdan McClure, Director
About After Dark Films:
After Dark Films, an Independent motion picture studio, was formed in 2006 by director/filmmaker Courtney Solomon and Hong Kong based real estate magnate Allan Zeman. After Dark Films first motion picture film release was An American Haunting (2006) starring Sissy Spacek and Donald Sutherland. Co-founder and CEO Courtney Solomon wrote, produced, and directed this film under the newly formed After Dark Films banner.  After the release of An American Haunting, partners Solomon and Zeman formed a multiyear marketing and distribution deal for Horrorfest "8 Films To Die For" between After Dark Films and Lionsgate Entertainment, with After Dark handling theatrical marketing & releases and Lionsgate handling the distribution of all ancillary forms of media (Home Video, Pay TV, Pay Per View). After DarkFilms released Horrorfest 4 in theaters on January 29, 2010.
Building on the success of Horrorfest, After Dark released the first 8 originally produced horror films in January 2011 under the moniker After Dark Originals.  They are currently releasing the second series of films After Dark Originals 2 which is a combination of both originally produced and acquired films.
For more information about “AFTER DARK ORIGINALS 2,” please visit:

Thursday, May 16, 2013

eigoMANGA Announces It's FanimeCon 2013 Plans

San Francisco based comic book publisher, eigoMANGA unveils the company's event schedule for FanimeCon 2013 which is held on May 24-27, 2013 at the San Jose Convention Center in San Jose, California.
'Vanguard Princess' Arcade Gaming:
eigoMANGA is inviting attendees to play the acclaimed fighting game, 'Vanguard Princess' at FanimeCon's Gaming Hall.


'Vanguard Princess' is a 2D fighting game that features an all-female cast each with their own unique fighting style. The game is available for PC digital download and across multiple devices such as TV, Mac®, PC, Android tablets and smartphones through the
OnLive® Game Service. More information about 'Vanguard Princess' is available on
'Vanguard Princess' Arcade Gaming will be available 24 hours throughout the entire weekend at FanimeCon's Gaming Hall.
Advance Movie Screening Of 'Padak':
eigoMANGA presents an advance movie screening of 'Padak', a feature-length animation film.
'Padak' is an award-winning film about the lives of fish in a seafood restaurant. Some fish accept their fate while others fight to change it. 'Padak' is directed by Lee Dae-hee. More information about 'Padak' is available on
The 'Padak' advance movie screening is scheduled for Saturday, May 25, 4pm - 5:30pm at FanimeCon's Film Room.

'eigoMANGA Industry Panel':
eigoMANGA's Publisher Austin Osueke will discuss the company's latest projects, releases, and initiatives. His topics of discussing will be game announcements concerning 'Vanguard Princess', theatrical and digital media plans for 'Padak', and announcements regarding eigoMANGA's comic book publications.
eigoMANGA's Industry Panel is scheduled for Saturday, May 25, 9am - 10am at Panel #4.

About eigoMANGA:

eigoMANGA is a comic book publishing company that specializes in creating original, comic
books, animation, and digital media productions. The company formed an independent game
development studio in January 2011 to localize and publish independent Japanese games.

More information about eigoMANGA can be found at


Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Six-Gun Gorilla Launching In June

This June, BOOM! Studios launches a bold new mash-up of Western and Sci-Fi with SIX-GUN GORILLA. Because the only thing better than a gorilla in a comic book is a gorilla with gigantic, matching six-shooters.
Inspired by an obscure public domain character, SIX-GUN GORILLA is created and written by Simon Spurrier (X-MEN: LEGACY, CROSSED: WISH YOU WERE HERE) with interior art by Jeff Stokely (FRAGGLE ROCK, THE REASON FOR DRAGONS) and featuring a cover by Eisner Award-winning artist Ramón Pérez (A TALE OF SAND, WOLVERINE & THE X-MEN), SIX - GUN GORILLA is a pulpy mash-up of Western weirdness and lo-fi science fiction unlike anything else on the stands!
Welcome to “the Blister” -- a bizarre other-world colonized by humans sometime in the 22nd century, which quickly became a hotly-contested source of fertile land and natural resources long ago exhausted on Earth. In this new frontier, a rogue gunslinger and his companion wander across a wilderness in the grips of a civil war, encountering lawlessness, natives, and perversions of civilization in a world at the crossroads between the past and the future. The fact that said gunslinger is a bio-surgically modified silverback gorilla toting a pair of enormous revolvers is neither here nor there.
“The words “Six-Gun Gorilla” have squatted in my psyche – as immovable as only a revolver-packin’ primate can be – since I first heard them. How could I pass up the chance to breathe new life into such an insane, evocative title (so sinfully neglected since its inception as a 1939 pulp serial)?” explained Spurrier, “In deference to its unknown writer, our new version has mutated into a comic unlike any other: a relentless blast of deconstructive weirdness, gunsmoke, surreal frontiers and Awesome Ape Action. Six-Gun Gorilla is a head-poppin’, civil-warrin’, wilderness-crossin’ epic with sly sci-fi notes: a love-letter to the Western genre, signed with a flourish by a black-furred and blood-drenched fist.”   
SIX - GUN GORILLA #1 will arrive in stores on June 12th with a cover by Ramón Pérez and carries a retail price of $3.99. And don’t forget to ask your retailer about the incentive cover by James Harren (B.P.R.D.)!

Monday, May 13, 2013

Frank Miller's RoboCop Coming From Boom!

We received this awesome teaser from Boom! this morning. Frank Miller brings RoboCop: Last Stand to Boom! Studios. Look for it on shelves in August.

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Marvel Unveils All-New Angela

Angela, created by New York Times-Best Selling writer Neil Gaiman and industry icon Todd McFarlane, makes her dynamic debut into the Marvel Universe this June, in the star studded conclusion to the critically acclaimed event Age Of Ultron with AGE OF ULTRON #10!

“Angela is going to make her mark rather quickly. She's going to hit the ground running and cut a large swath through the Marvel Universe, both literally and metaphorically,” explained Joe Quesada, Chief Creative Officer, Marvel Entertainment. “We have huge plans for her, and the mystery of who she is and where she comes from is something I think Marvel fans are going to be blown away by. Actually, I know they will!”

For more on Angela and Marvels plans for her, read the full story at


BOOM! Studios is thrilled to welcome the Eisner  Award-winning series HEROBEAR AND THE KID to their successful all-ages imprint KaBOOM! Mike Kunkel’s beloved series returns to comics with a brand new adventure this June with HEROBEAR AND THE KID SPECIAL #1!
Remember when you went on your first trip to an amusement park?  Remember the excitement and anticipation?  When Tyler's class wins a contest, they get to go to the grand opening of...Dippityland!  But before Tyler can enjoy the day, he and his best friend Herobear have to stop a gang of imposter mascots from kidnapping the park's creator, Walter Dippity.  It's a race against time to stop them from stealing a magical drawing on display in the heart of the park and destroying Dippityland forever. Join in with cartoonist Mike Kunkel’s Eisner Award-winning HEROBEAR AND THE KID in a brand new adventure!
HEROBEAR AND THE KID SPECIAL #1 will be in stores June 5th, 2013.
HEROBEAR AND THE KID SPECIAL #1 ships with an all-new full color cover by creator Mike Kunkel. Ask your retailer about the HEROBEAR AND THE KID SPECIAL #1 Animation Cell Variant and the rare Mike Kunkel Hand-Sketched Variant!

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

That Time Spider-Man was in Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2

Waaaay back in the day Spider-Man was an unlockable skater in Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2. To unlock Spider-Man you had to create your own skater and beat the game 100%

Video via YouTube

Tuesday, May 7, 2013


BOOM! Studios is proud to announce that SUICIDE RISK, the first original ongoing series from an independent publisher by Eisner Award-nominated author Mike Carey (X-MEN, THE UNWRITTEN) has sold out at the distributor level and the publisher had to rush to a second printing.
Comic book fans should keep in mind first printings of SUICIDE RISK #1 may still be found at the local comic shop nearest you. Not sure where to find your nearest comic retailer? Use to find one!
Super-powered people are inexplicably rising from the streets and there's a big problem: Too many supervillains, not enough superheroes. Heroes are dying, and cops are dying twofold. Humanity is under-powered and good people are suffering untold tragedies trying to stem the flow. Beat cop Leo Winters is one of those struggling to make a difference. And the answer just might come in the form of two lowlifes with a dark secret. Joining Carey is rising artistic star Elena Casagrande (HULK, HACK/SLASH) and cover artists Tommy Lee Edwards (Marvel’s 1985, TURF) and Stephanie Hans (TALES TO ASTONISH). SUICIDE RISK is a high octane, mind-bending series created by one of the industry's greatest storytellers.

SUICIDE RISK #1 second print ships with a must-have all new cover by Garry Brown (INCORRUPTIBLE, THE MASSIVE) with a retail price of $3.99.

Monday, May 6, 2013

DC Gives He-Man a "Dramatic New Look"

DC Comics has unveiled a new look for He-Man:

Via DC Comics Blog -

"In the epic war against the forces of Hordak ripping through the pages of the current series, He-Man must don the sacred armor of his ancestors. While fans may be surprised by this turn of events, this dynamic direction for one of the world’s best-known heroes is firmly rooted in the classic legacy of MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE. After all, so long as you stay true to the core concepts, it’s always exciting to explore new possibilities, right?"