Friday, January 31, 2014

3 More Visual Teasers From BOOM!

3 more visual teasers from BOOM! Studios has been released. Follow the fun on Twitter with #WhatIsThisPlace

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Boom Teaser: 'Karen Jacobs is...The Screw-Up'

This morning we received this visual teaser from BOOM! Studios with the hashtag #WhatIsThisPlace. We don't know about you, but we can't wait to see what this is all about.

Sunday, January 26, 2014

HawaiiCon Blasts Off

HawaiiCon has announced the start of ticket sales to their highly anticipated science, sci-fi and fantasy convention.  HawaiiCon is scheduled for September 12, 13, and 14, 2014 at the Hapuna Beach Prince Resort.
In addition to the usual panels and workshops in the convention rooms, HawaiiCon will also provide members the unique opportunity to go on tours, share a luau, take a hula lesson, or go to the beach with their favorite stars.
HawaiiCon founder, GB Hajim, says, ”We want to create a unique event that will set us apart from other Cons, to give folks the feeling of 'Ohana, teach sustainability, respect for the 'aina and an inspirational experience that can only be found through the adventures that the Big Island offers.”
The list of celebrities is unprecedented for a first year convention: Most of the cast of Stargate: Atlantis are scheduled to appear for a 10th year reunion, Claudia Christian and Patricia Tallman from Babylon 5, Richard Hatch, Michael Hogan and Kate Vernon from Battlestar Galactica, Esme Bianco from Game of Thrones, and voice actress Cree Summer (Drawn Together). Super genre writer-producer Jane Espenson will be on panels and running a writing workshop. 
For an extra special event, HawaiiCon will be hosting the 78th birthday bash of Walter Koenig, the original Chekov from Star Trek with some special guests. Panelists and workshop experts include world renown Mars mission scientist Bobak Ferdowski, Hawaiian cultural experts, cosplay designers, robotics teams, astronomers, and aerospace experts.
Tickets, tours and hotel bookings are available via

HawaiiCon is a non-profit organization whose mission is to increase public awareness of science, the science fiction genre, and mythologies, past and present, which guide humanity.  HawaiiCon will emphasize education and uniquely Hawaiian contributions to science, including navigation and ensure that Native Hawaiian culture is accorded an honored place in the conversation of science and science fiction.
HawaiiCon founder is GB Hajim, Producer and Director of the award winning film, Strange Frame.  The Directors of the Board are: Performing Arts Learning Center Director Jackie Seaquist, Realtor Jessica Hall, Dave Steiner, owner of Hawaii White Mountain Coffee Company, and UH-Hilo Communications student Jessie Minick.
HawaiiCon has been endorsed by the Governor's Office and partnered with the Hawaii Tourism Authority, Big Island Visitors Bureau, Gemini Telescope, Big Island Film Commission, and Imiloa Astronomy Center, with more organizations coming aboard every day.          

Follow HawaiiCon on FaceBook at: and Twitter: @HawaiiCon

Friday, January 24, 2014

Archaia Innovates With First 3D Graphic Novel With 'The Joyners' In 3D

Award-winning publisher Archaia, an imprint of BOOM! Studios, is excited to announce the February debut of THE JOYNERS IN 3D, the first, full-length, original graphic novel presented in red-blue anaglyph 3D. The book is the culmination of almost three years of research, development, and painstaking execution by writer R.J. Ryan (SYNDROME) and New York Times best-selling artist David Marquez (Ultimate Comics: Spider-Man, All-New X-Men).

THE JOYNERS IN 3D is not only a labor of love and storytelling for R.J. and David, but a crowning achievement in presentation,” said BOOM! Studios Editor-in-Chief Matt Gagnon. “Archaia has consistently pushed the boundaries with the types of stories it publishes, and JOYNERS is no exception. I love that the use of 3D here is not a gimmick. It’s an essential tool for the narrative, and one you’ll enjoy discovering while reading the book.”

WHY WE LOVE IT: We’ve been fans of R.J. Ryan and David Marquez ever since we published their first collaboration (along with co-writer Daniel Quantz), SYNDROME. When they came to us with this idea—with Marquez proclaiming he and his studio assistant, Tara Rhymes, were going to teach themselves how to do all the 3D conversion—we knew it was exactly the ambitious challenge we love to take on. Add to that the fantastic book design by Eisner Award-nominated Jon Adams (TRUTH SERUM), and the final result simply blew us away.

WHY YOU’LL LOVE IT: On the surface, you’ll be attracted to THE JOYNERS IN 3D for its 3D novelty, but once you read it, you’ll be engrossed by Marquez’s line work, the visions of a possible future (flying cars, floating skyscrapers, and robot butlers!), and the haunting story of a successful businessman whose deteriorating life at home leads to a tragic conclusion. This is the idyllic 1960s Jetsons-inspired vision of the future turned on its head with a deconstructive eye in the spirit of Warren Ellis.

WHAT IT’S ABOUT: Regardless of the technological advances made by the year 2062, people are still just as fallible as they’ve been for thousands of years. Brilliant engineer George Joyner and his team have just invented a revolutionary device that will change the course of human history, yet George is teetering on the edge of self-destruction thanks to his selfishness, narcissism, and relentless pursuit of success in the business world. THE JOYNERS IN 3D is the complete account of the sudden unraveling of the “perfect” family of the future, and the hubris that brings about George’s professional demise.

THE JOYNERS IN 3D arrives in comic shops on February 19th with a cover price of $29.95. Every copy ships with a pair of custom “his” and “hers” 3D glasses. Not sure where to find your nearest comic retailer? Use or to find one! It’s also available for order directly from

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Marvel and DC Releasing New Animated Films

Sony Pictures Home Entertainment has officially announced that it will release on Blu-ray Avengers Confidential: Black Widow & Punisher. In this action-packed animated film, two of Marvel's most popular characters, Black Widow (voiced by Jennifer Carpenter) and the Punisher (voiced by Brian Bloom) team up alongside Iron Man, Thor, Hulk, and the rest of the Avengers. The release will be available for purchase on March 25th. 

Official synopsis: After interfering with a top secret mission, THE PUNISHER is taken into custody by S.H.I.E.L.D. AGENT and AVENGER, BLACK WIDOW. At the orders of Director Nick Fury, Punisher and Black Widow are sent on a mission to stop LEVIATHAN, a global terrorist organization that plans to sell stolen S.H.I.E.L.D. technology to the highest bidder. Now, the vigilante and spy must work together to prevent this technology from falling into the wrong hands. The fate of the world, and of the AVENGERS, hangs in the balance.

Avengers Confidential: Black Widow & Punisher was directed by Kenichi Shimizu, with a story by Marjorie Liu and screenplay by Mitsutaka Hirota. It was produced by Marvel, Sony Pictures Entertainment (Japan) Inc. and Madhouse Inc.

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment has announced the Blu-ray release of the next DC Universe original animated movie, Son of Batman, which features the voice talents of Jason O'Mara, Stuart Allan, Morena Baccarin, Giancarlo Esposito, David McCallum, Xander Berkeley and Thomas Gibson. The film is based on Grant Morrison's "Batman & Son" arc, and is set to arrive on Blu-ray on May 6th.

Official Synopsis: Batman (O'Mara) is shocked to learn that not only does he have a son (Allan), but that the boy's mother is Talia (Baccarin), the daughter of the international overlord Ra's Al Ghul (Esposito). Nevertheless, the Dark Knight and his willful boy -- as the new Robin -- become uneasy allies when Talia enlists a team of ninja man-bats on a criminal enterprise with international consequences. 

Video via YouTube

Monday, January 20, 2014

Petition to Have Steven Moffat Removed From BBC's Doctor Who on

There is currently a petition on calling for the BBC to remove Steven Moffat from Doctor Who:

This petition represents the voices of Doctor Who fans from across many nations. It is a testament to the genius of the show and to the revival efforts of Russell T. Davies that Doctor Who has attracted such a global fanbase.

The petition goes on to detail examples of how Moffat has failed Doctor Who's "global fanbase" as the series' current show-runner. To read and/or sign the petition click here

Sunday, January 19, 2014

Salinas Valley Comic Con- February 7th

Salinas Valley Comic Con -
February 7th, 2014 – 4:00-9:00 PM -
National Steinbeck Center
 ($5 Suggested Donation)

Special Guests:

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Chris Gore (PodCRASH, G4TV, Attack of the Show, author of "Ultimate Film Festival Survival Guide") -

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The Walt Disney Family Museum - Come experience the life story of the man behind the magic. -

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Davidson L. Haworth (author: the Prali Trilogy) -

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1.21 Gigawatt Guys - Check out a full-size replica of the Time Machine DeLorean from Back to the Future -


Current Comics

Christian Dreyer – Cartoonist and Visual Punster 

Tragic Hero Comics -

Squid Row Comics –

Chunky Girl Comics -

Kid Monarch Clothing (makers of the popular Batkid shirts as seen across the world) -  

Jaime Portillo (comic book author of: Gabriel, The Railroad Killer, and Hell Paso: The Story of Dallas Stoudenmire.)  -

Artists Ink –

National Steinbeck Center –

Kevin Truglio – (comic creator: Chem 19) -

Alex Schumacher -

Pretty Bizarre -

Madam Fandom and Saltshaker Theater, Inc -


Voice Over 101 - (5-5:45 pm) 

 What does it take to do voices for an animated show?  Find out from some experts.

‘From The Grapes of Wrath to The Wrath of Khan’ – How Literature Has Influenced Pop Culture - (6-6:45 pm)

The TV shows we watch and the movies we love, all started in the same place- the blank page.  Our panelists will discuss how some of the most famous movies and TV shows were inspired from works of literature.

Mary Poppins 50th Anniversary (7-7:45 pm)

 It will be a jolly holiday as team members from The Walt Disney Family Museum discuss the 50th anniversary of one of Disney’s most beloved movies.  
For more information on booth space availability, please contact the National Steinbeck Center Events Department at 831-775-4735.
Interested in SVCC sponsorship?  Visit the National Steinbeck Center sponsorship site. 

Tag us on social media: #svcc14  


Friday, January 17, 2014

Loki Goes From Mischief To Metal In New Original Series From BOOM! STUDIOS

'Loki: Ragnarok and Roll' Cover B by Jerry Gaylord

'Loki: Ragnarok and Roll' Cover A by Alexis Ziritt

Award-winning publisher BOOM! Studios is pleased to announce the February debut of LOKI: RAGNAROK AND ROLL, a heavy metal twist on Norse mythology. Writer Eric Esquivel (FREELANCERS) and artist Jerry Gaylord (FANBOYS VS. ZOMBIES) show what happens when you take the classic Norse god Loki and throw him into a rock and roll band in the underground goth clubs of Los Angeles in this new BOOM! original series.

“LOKI: RAGNAROK AND ROLL is one of those crazy mash-up ideas that, when you see them put together, is immensely entertaining,” said BOOM! Studios Editor-in-Chief Matt Gagnon. “Combine that with the talents of Eric and Jerry—two of BOOM!’s home-grown talents—and it makes for the perfect recipe for a rockin’ good time!”

WHY WE LOVE IT: Up-and-coming writer Eric Esquivel first caught our attention with Thor: The Unkillable Thunder Christ, and wowed us with his work on FREELANCERS. When he told us he wanted to bring those sensibilities to the trickster god Loki, we had to say, “Yes!” Pairing him with FANBOYS VS. ZOMBIES artist Jerry Gaylord sealed the deal.

WHY YOU’LL LOVE IT: Loki steps out of the shadow cast by his thunderous brother as Norse mythology crosses over with the only thing on Earth as wild and crazy—rock and roll!

WHAT IT’S ABOUT: What happens when Odin banishes Loki to Earth? He finds a world of outcasts that appreciate his style! While his kin sharpen their weapons, he picks up an electric guitar.

LOKI: RAGNAROK AND ROLL #1 arrives in comic shops on February 19th with a cover price of $3.99. Not sure where to find your nearest comic retailer? Use or to find one! It’s also available for order directly from

Founded by Ross Richie in 2005, Diamond Gem Award-winning “Best Publisher” BOOM! Studios ( generates a constellation of best-selling Eisner and Harvey Award-winning original and licensed comic books and graphic novels with the industry’s top talent. BOOM! Studios is the home of Mike Carey’s SUICIDE RISK, Clive Barker’s NEXT TESTAMENT and HELLRAISER, Paul Jenkins and Humberto Ramos’ FAIRY QUEST, PLANET OF THE APES, Max Bemis’ POLARITY and Mark Waid’s IRREDEEMABLE. Steven Grant’s graphic novel 2 GUNS was recently released as a feature film from Universal Pictures, starring Denzel Washington and Mark Wahlberg. BOOM!’s all-ages imprint KaBOOM! publishes Charles Schulz’ PEANUTS, Jim Davis’ GARFIELD, Cartoon Network’s ADVENTURE TIME and REGULAR SHOW, Mike Kunkel’s HEROBEAR AND THE KID, and Roger Langridge’s Eisner Award-winning SNARKED. In June 2013, BOOM! acquired Archaia Entertainment ( Archaia is the Eisner and Harvey Award-winning graphic novel publisher of MOUSE GUARD, COW BOY, GUNNERKRIGG COURT, RUST, SPERA, JIM HENSON’S TALE OF SAND, and many other great titles. In October 2013, BOOM! Studios entered into a unique first-look relationship with 20th Century Fox, giving the studio access to its library of titles and giving the publisher access to Fox's vast catalog of films.

Monday, January 13, 2014

Samurais and the Supernatural Collide in Okko Vol. 4: The Cycle of Fire

Award-winning publisher Archaia Entertainment, an imprint of BOOM! Studios, is pleased to announce the February debut of the OKKO VOLUME 4: THE CYCLE OF FIRE hardcover graphic novel. Available for the first time in English, the fourth volume of the series from writer and artist Hub continues the story of the ronin Okko and his group of demon hunters as they roam feudal Pajan.
“The OKKO series has been a perennial favorite of fans of Archaia’s translations of beautiful French comics,” said BOOM! Studios Editor-in-Chief Matt Gagnon. “We know that VOL. 4: THE CYCLE OF FIRE has been a long time coming, so we’re very excited to finally get this into the hands of the title’s most ardent readers.”
When two of Pajan’s great clans covertly agree to a marriage between their heirs to form a powerful alliance, Okko the ronin and his group of demon hunters are recruited to insure the security of the ceremony in the long-awaited fourth volume of the series that blends the fantasy and samurai genres.
  • “One of OKKO's great strengths is the unusual and distinct world Hub has created. Pajan resembles the feudal Japan of so many popular anime, but with plenty of quirks all its own.”  –
  • “Hub has created a rich and diverse land that has been well thought out and keeps in nature of the fantastical world of demons and demon hunters. I never once felt lost in this expansive world that Hub has created for OKKO.”
  • “Hub’s writing is impactful and entertaining with well-placed plot twists and a near-perfect balance of dialogue and action. His characters are well-developed, endearing individuals with baggage and consistently portrayed idiosyncrasies. But for all Hub’s abilities as a writer—and they are appreciable—where he really outshines the pack is in his talents as an illustrator. – Comic Book Snob
OKKO VOL. 4: THE CYCLE OF FIRE arrives in comic shops on February 5th with a cover price of $19.99. Not sure where to find your nearest comic retailer? Use or to find one! It’s also available for order directly from

Sunday, January 12, 2014

The Simpsons LEGO House Is Coming Soon!

Via Supercompressor:

"A match made in pop culture heaven, a few photos of the forthcoming Simpsons Lego set have leaked, and they're glorious. Not only does it include the iconic house (with a dollhouse-like hinge for interior access to all the furniture-stocked rooms and garage), but also custom-engineered spiky-headed and crazy-haired minifigs of Bart, Lisa, Maggie, Marge, Homer, and even Flanders. Woo hoo!"

Video via YouTube

Friday, January 10, 2014

Adventure Time Toys Coming To McDonald's Jan. 17th

MATHEMATICAL! Adventure Time toys are coming to McDonald's! Looks like I'll be eating a lot of cheeseburgers this month. You can get Jake, Finn, B-Mo and the Ice King toys starting January 17th at your local McDonald's (via Kotaku)!

BOOM! Studios Welcomes 2014 as CBLDF's Newest Corporate Member

The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund (CBLDF) announced that BOOM! Studios has joined the organization as their newest corporate member!
BOOM! Studios Founder & Chief Executive Officer Ross Richie says, "The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund is a vital champion for the rights we as publishers, and our retailer partners depend upon to do business.  We have always believed that their work helps make it possible for the direct market to support the diversity of content we're able to publish, and we're pleased to make a meaningful impact in their important work with this support."

CBLDF Executive Director Charles Brownstein says, "BOOM! Studios has distinguished itself for its commitment to the direct market by publishing one of the fastest rising and diverse publishing lines in comics.  As CBLDF's latest corporate member, they are taking a leadership position in helping us protect the freedom to read comics.  We're thrilled to have them aboard."
BOOM! Studios joins industry leaders Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab, Dark Horse, DC Entertainment, Discount Comic Book Service, Diamond Comic Distributors, IDW Publishing, Image Comics, Random House, Valiant, and as Corporate Members supporting the CBLDF’s important work of protecting the First Amendment rights of the comics art form and its community of retailers, creators, publishers, librarians, and readers.
To make a contribution to these important efforts, please visit

About Comic Book Legal Defense Fund
Comic Book Legal Defense Fund is a non-profit organization dedicated to the protection of the First Amendment rights of the comics art form and its community of retailers, creators, publishers, librarians, and readers. The CBLDF provides legal referrals, representation, advice, assistance, and education in furtherance of these goals.

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Stan Lee's Mighty 7 Worldwide Premiere, Feb. 1st


Sean Astin, Jim Belushi, Mayim Bialik, Darren Criss, Flea, Armie Hammer, Teri Hatcher, Michael Ironside and Christian Slater Voice All-Star Cast

Legendary Comic Book Writer Stan Lee Stars in
His First-Ever Leading Role

The Hub Network, a destination for kids and their families, is ushering in the New Year, with the world premiere of the Hub Network Original Family Movie, “Stan Lee’s Mighty 7,” on Saturday, February 1 at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT. The animated movie, the first as part of a trilogy from Stan Lee Comics, features an all-star cast with Sean Astin (“The Lord of the Rings” trilogy), Jim Belushi (“The Defenders”), Mayim Bialik (“The Big Bang Theory”), Darren Criss (“Glee”), Flea (Red Hot Chili Peppers), Armie Hammer (“The Lone Ranger”), Teri Hatcher (“Desperate Housewives”), Michael Ironside (“Transformers Prime Beast Hunters: Predacons Rising”) and Christian Slater (“Breaking In”). This is also the first time Stan Lee stars in a leading role. Created by Stan Lee, “Stan Lee’s Mighty 7” is produced by Stan Lee Comics, a joint venture among Genius Brands International, Stan Lee’s POW! Entertainment and Archie Comics. The Hub Network has the worldwide premiere of all three movies.

In the ninety-minute movie, Lee is an animated version of himself, a legendary superhero creator, who teaches a crew of alien prisoners and their jailers, who have crash-landed on Earth, how to work together and use their powers to be superheroes. Each alien superhero has his or her own unique powers and strengths, which aid in the group’s ability to combat enemies. Strong Arm (Armie Hammer), is known for his super strength; Silver Skylark (Teri Hatcher), uses her massive wingspan to fly; Lady Lightning (Mayim Bialik), possesses super speed; Lazer Lord (Christian Slater), hurls balls of lazer energy; Roller Man (Flea), rolls into a big ball and launches at high speed; Kid Kinergy (Sean Austin), has telekinesis; and Micro (Darren Criss), has the ability to shrink in size. As for other characters, Mr. Cross (Jim Belushi), is the leader of a covert operations military division assigned to investigate UFO sightings and Xanar (Michael Ironside), is the commander of the warring aliens from the planet Taegon who enslave other planets and raid their natural resources.

About the Hub Network
The Hub Network is a multi-platform joint venture between Discovery Communications and Hasbro Inc., with a goal of entertaining, enlightening, empowering and educating children and their families. The cable and satellite television network features original programming as well as content from Discovery's library of award-winning children's educational programming; from Hasbro's rich portfolio of entertainment and educational properties built during the past 90 years; and from leading third-party producers worldwide. The Hub Network’s lineup includes animated and live-action series, as well as specials, game shows, and family-favorite movies. The network extends its content through a robust and engaging online presence at The Hub Network rebranded from Discovery Kids on October 10, 2010, and is available in nearly 72 million U.S. households. The Hub Network logo and name are trademarks of Hub Television Networks, LLC. All rights reserved.

To find the channel in your area, please visit and check the channel locator at the top of the page.

Visit the Hub Network on Facebook at and on Twitter @HubTVNetwork

Sunday, January 5, 2014

'Stan Lee's Mighty 7' Premieres Early 2014

Stan Lee executive produces and stars in this Hub Network Original Family Movie as ananimated version of himself. Lee is a legendary superhero creator who teaches a crew ofalien prisoners and their jailers, who have crash-landed on Earth, how to work togetherand use their powers to be superheroes. The movie features brand new characters voicedby an all-star cast. This is the first of three movies produced by A2 Entertainment, ArchieComic Publications, Inc., and Stan Lee’s POW Entertainment that will have theirworldwide premiere on the Hub Network.

Stan Lee: Himself
Strong Arm: Armie Hammer (“The Lone Ranger”)
Lazer Lord: Christian Slater (“Breaking In”)
Lady Lightning: Mayim Bialik (“Big Bang Theory”)
Silver Skylark: Teri Hatcher (“Desperate Housewives”)
Roller Man: Flea (Red Hot Chili Peppers)
Micro: Darren Criss (“Glee”)
Kid Kinergy: Sean Astin (“Lord of the Rings” Trilogy)
Mr. Cross: Jim Belushi (“According to Jim”)
Xanar: Michael Ironside (“Transformers Prime”)

kaBOOM! Studios Launches 'Adventure Time: The Flip Side' From Eisner Award-Winning Team

Adventure Time: The Flip Side #1 Cover A
Cover A by Wook Jin Clark

Adventure Time: The Flip Side #1 Cover B
Cover B by Ru Xu

Adventure Time: The Flip Side #1 Cover C
Cover C by Ellen Alsop

Adventure Time: The Flip Side #1 Cover D
Cover D by Britt Wilson

This January, KaBOOM! Studios, an imprint of BOOM! Studios, launches ADVENTURE TIME: THE FLIP SIDE, an all-new, six issue, all-ages limited series. The highly anticipated series will be written by Eisner Award winners Paul Tobin and Colleen Coover (Bandette) and illustrated by Wook Jin Clark (REGULAR SHOW).

Based on the top-rated Cartoon Network animated series, ADVENTURE TIME: THE FLIP SIDE is the latest in a series of commercially successful and critically acclaimed limited series that includes ADVENTURE TIME: MARCELINE & THE SCREAM QUEENS, ADVENTURE TIME: FIONNA & CAKE, and ADVENTURE TIME: CANDY CAPERS.

WHY WE LOVE IT: Paul Tobin and Colleen Coover, the team behind the Eisner Award-winning Bandette, writing ADVENTURE TIME?! It’s a match made in comic book heaven!

WHY YOU WILL LOVE IT: The “Freaky Friday” trope is turned on its head with an Ooo-sized twist! Tobin and Coover, together with newcomer Wook Jin Clark, bring you a dream ADVENTURE TIME mini-series like you’ve never seen!

WHAT IT’S ABOUT: Finn and Jake find themselves without a quest and a little too much free time—what better place to look for a new adventure than the “Adventurer’s Posting Board”?! Only, the adventure they grab might be more complicated than they first imagined…this might be the most complicated adventure they’ve ever been on!

ADVENTURE TIME: THE FLIP SIDE #1 will arrive in comic book stores on January 8 and carries a retail price of $3.99. Not sure where to find your nearest comic retailer? Use or to find one! It’s also available for pre-order directly from