Tuesday, September 30, 2014

BOOM! Studios Unveils Exclusives and Panels for 2014 New York Comic Con

Award-winning comic book publisher BOOM! Studios announced today their panels and exclusives for New York Comic Con, which will take place at the Javits Center in New York City, during the weekend of October 9-12.
BOOM! will have several New York Comic Con exclusive variant covers available for purchase at its booth (#1344) while supplies last, including**:

ADVENTURE TIME WITH FIONNA & CAKE MATHEMATICAL EDITION New York Comic Con Exclusive Hardcover ($50, limited to 250 copies)

Cover: Leslie Hung

Writer: Natasha Allegri Artist: Natasha Allegri
Featuring an exclusive, wraparound, 2014 New York Comic Con cover, this is a premium, limited, hardcover edition of the hit Adventure Time miniseries written and illustrated by Fionna & Cake creator and storyboard artist Natasha Allegri. Join gender-bending characters Cake the Cat and Fionna the Human in this totally algebraic adventure. When Fionna rescues a feral flame boy from a pack of wild fire lions, it starts her on a quest she’ll never forget…

BRAVEST WARRIORS #25 ($10, limited to 250 copies)

Cover: Kate Leth

Writer: Kate Leth Artist: Ian McGinty
It’s the 2nd Anniversary issue! The team comes face to face with... Bugcat?!  It’s up to the Bravest Warriors to figure out who this little guy is and where he came from because though he may look like everyone’s favorite Catbug, he might be more foe than friend!

FRAGGLE ROCK: JOURNEY TO THE EVERSPRING #1 (OF 4) ($10, limited to 250 copies)

Cover: Sean Rubin

Writer: Kate Leth Artist: Jake Myler
A new Fraggle Rock comic book miniseries! When the water supply of Fraggle Rock mysteriously runs dry, the Fraggles have to journey deep into the caves of Fraggle Rock to find the fabled Everspring where adventure awaits and no Fraggle has gone before! It’s the beloved characters of Fraggle Rock in their biggest story yet!

GEORGE PÉREZ’S SIRENS #1 (OF 6) ($10, limited to 500 copies)

Cover: Adam Hughes

Writer: George Pérez Artist: George Pérez
As an intergalactic force enslaves planets across the galaxy, the legendary team known only as the Sirens must reunite to save the galaxy—but is that even possible when the Sirens themselves don’t even remember who they are? And the rest of the universe only remembers them as…villains? A six-issue miniseries featuring your new favorite comic book team, written and drawn by the master himself, George Pérez (Wonder Woman, JLA Vs. Avengers) begins his greatest story yet.

SLEEPY HOLLOW #1 (OF 4) ($10, limited to 500 copies)

Cover: Noelle Stevenson

Writer: Marguerite Bennett Artist: Jorge Coelho
Based on the hit Fox TV series! After dying on the battlefield during the Revolutionary War, Ichabod Crane awakes in present-day Sleepy Hollow, New York. His resurrection is tied to the reappearance of the Headless Horseman, one of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse. Realizing it is his mission to help stop the end of the world, Ichabod teams with Lt. Abbie Mills to meet each evil threat head-on. When minor miracles start to sweep the town, they’re glad something good seems to be happening for once. No decapitations, no headless horseman, no worries, right? But as one by one the miracles start to backfire, more and more violently, Abbie and Ichabod must find time between saving the world to save the citizens of Sleepy Hollow…

TEEN DOG #1 (OF 8) ($10, limited to 250 copies)

Cover: Jake Lawrence

Writer: Jake Lawrence Artist: Jake Lawrence
Skateboards, football games, prom…your teenage years have got nothin’ on the raddest dude that’s ever graced a denim vest. Written and illustrated by Jake Lawrence (Time Cowboy), join Teen Dog and his best friend Mariella as they tackle typical teen life with a manic twist. Growing up is an adventure, and you might as well rock it!

THOMAS ALSOP #1 (OF 8) ($10, limited to 250 copies)

Cover: Peter Snejbjerg

Writer: Chris Miskiewicz Artist: Palle Schmidt
Thomas Alsop is the current “Hand of the Island,” a title handed down from generation to generation. He guards Manhattan from evil, using his family’s prowess for magic. Being a thoroughly modern warlock, he deals with something even more evil than demons—reality television!   

TRANSLUCID #6 (OF 6) ($10, limited to 100 copies)

Cover: Daniel Bayliss

Writers: Claudio Sanchez and Chondra Echert Artist: Daniel Bayliss
The final issue of this critically acclaimed miniseries from Coheed and Cambria’s Claudio Sanchez and Chondra Echert! The Horse’s final play is here. He and The Navigator enter their final battle, and it takes place on a plane no one would expect! The most personal battle of all is here in the finale to this series and only one person is walking away from it! 

UNCLE GRANDPA #1 ($10, limited to 250 copies)

Cover: Allison Strejlau
Writers: Yehudi Mercado, Thomas Scott Roberts, Jimmy Geigerich, Evgeny Yakovlev, Brendon Gillas, & Laura Howell
Artists: Yehudi Mercado, Thomas Scott Roberts, Jimmy Geigerich, Evgeny Yakovlev, Brendon Gillas, Alex Chiu, Laura Howell
Uncle Grandpa is everyone’s magical uncle and grandpa, and he’s come to help kids with their problems in surreal and wacky ways! It’s a collection of zany shorts, games, and strips starring Uncle Grandpa, Pizza Steve, Mr. Gus, and all the other crazy characters from the hit Cartoon Network show created by Peter Browngardt.

Making its convention debut at New York Comic Con will be the SONS OF ANARCHY VOL. 1 Hardcover ($40.00). Featuring a debossed, faux leather casewrap, this limited, premium edition of the Sons of Anarchy comics collects the first six issues—a complete storyline—written by New York Times bestselling author Christopher Golden (Hellboy) and illustrated by Damian Couceiro (Planet of the Apes).

BOOM! will also present and participate in the following panels at New York Comic Con:

The World of Mouse Guard

Thurs., October 9, 2:15-3pm, 1A24

Get updated on everything Mouse Guard, including news on upcoming projects, collectibles, and other surprises with creator David Petersen. Plus, enjoy a live reading of several Mouse Guard short stories with David and guests Hal Lublin and Mark Gagliardi (who are both performers on The Thrilling Adventure Hour) and a performance of an original song from Mouse Guard: Legends of the Guard Vol. 2 by vocalist Kyra Sims and accordionist Henry Koperski. Moderated by BOOM! Studios Marketing Manager Mel Caylo.
The Jim Henson Company: Upcoming Comics with Archaia

Fri., October 10, 5:15-6pm, 1A24

Join Archaia as they reveal details, previews, and behind-the-scenes info of its publishing plan for projects with The Jim Henson Company with panelists Kate Leth (Jim Henson’s Fraggle Rock), Shane-Michael Vidaurri (Jim Henson’s The Storyteller: Witches), and Henson Company archivist Karen Falk. Moderated by BOOM! Studios Marketing Manager Mel Caylo.
We Are BOOM!

Sat., October 11, 11-11:45am, 1A21

Last year was a banner year for us here at BOOM! Studios: our first feature film, 2 Guns, was released; we signed a first-look deal with 20th Century Fox; Archaia joined us as a new imprint; we expanded the KaBOOM! lineup; and we launched BOOM! Box. Join BOOM! Editor-In-Chief Matt Gagnon and Managing Editor Bryce Carlson, plus James Tynion IV (The Woods), Marguerite Bennett (Butterfly, Sleepy Hollow), and Noelle Stevenson (Lumberjanes) as we share our mission to create the future of comics…now.
New York as a Character in Comics

Sun., October 12, 2:15-3pm, 1A05

New York City is featured prominently in movies, TV, and of course, comics! Join us as we discuss how the Big Apple has played an integral part in some of your favorite comics with panelists Charles Soule (Strange Attractors), Chris Miskiewicz (Thomas Alsop), Dan Slott (The Amazing Spider-Man), Jimmy Palmiotti (Back to Brooklyn, Harley Quinn), and Peter Sanderson (The Marvel Comics Guide to New York City). Moderated by Newsarama editor Lucas Siegel.

Max and Shred Debuts October 6th on Nickelodeon

Nickelodeon, the number-one entertainment brand for kids, and Breakthrough Entertainment debut the live-action, buddy-comedy series Max & Shred on Monday, Oct 6, at 7:30p.m. The series chronicles the hilarious and unlikely friendship between Max Asher (Jonny Gray), a celebrity snowboarder, and Alvin “Shred” Ackerman (Jake Goodman), a science whizkid, who become roommates and instant “bros” when Max moves to Colorado to train for the Winter Cup. The two boys must work to become friends and learn to navigate the trials of teenage life from completely opposite points of view. Max & Shred airs Monday-Friday at 7:30 p.m.

This season on Max & Shred, the boys will find themselves in hilarious situations that everyday teens’ experience. From liking the same girl to navigating the crazy halls of high school to fighting over who gets a new room, Max and Shred may approach life differently but in the end, they always have each other’s back. 

Leading up to the Oct. 6 premiere of Max & Shred, fans can visit www.nick.com/maxandshred/ to access exclusive sneak peeks, photo galleries, games, quizzes and video content. Viewers are encouraged to tweet #MaxandShred for all updates and social commentary. The series will be available for download and streaming on iTunes, Amazon, Xbox, Sony, Vudu, Nook, Google and Fios Flex View following the premiere. Max & Shred will air on Canada’s YTV beginning Tuesday, Oct. 7.

via YouTube

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Celebratin​g Two Years of 'Bravest Warriors' Comics in Issue #25

Bravest Warriors #25 Incentive Cover by Chip Zdarsky

The galaxy’s most adorable cat...bug...thing has finally met its match as KaBOOM! announces the special 2nd Anniversary issue of Bravest Warriors #25, and the worldwide debut of Bugcat! The all-star creative team of Kate Leth (Adventure Time: Seeing Red) and Ian McGinty (Adventure Time) have revamped this team of space-traversing teenagers and are introducing the cutest doppelganger ever, but is Bugcat friend or foe?

BRAVEST WARRIORS #25 arrives in comic shops on October 8th with a cover price of $3.99. The main covers (50/50 intermix) are illustrated by series artist Ian McGinty and Maris Wicks (Adventure Time with Fionna & Cake), with an incentive cover (1:15) available in a limited quantity drawn by Chip Zdarsky (Sex Criminals). Not sure where to find your nearest comic retailer? Use comicshoplocator.com or findacomicshop.com to find one! It’s also available for order directly from boom-studios.com.

Bravest Warriors #25 Cover A by Ian McGinty 

Bravest Warriors #25 Cover B by Maris Wicks

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Transparent Season 1 Debuts on Amazon Prime This Friday, September 26

This Friday, September 26 Amazon Prime Instant Video will premiere all ten episodes of the highly-anticipated Jill Soloway (Afternoon Delight, Six Feet Under) dark comedy Transparent in the US and UK . Starring Jeffrey Tambor (Arrested Development), Judith Light (Dallas), Gaby Hoffmann (Girls), Amy Landecker, (Louie) Jay Duplass (Togetherness), Transparent and follows the Pfeffermans-a Los Angeles family forced to deal with their long-held secrets together.
Written, directed and executive produced by Emmy-nominee and 2013 Sundance Best Director winner Soloway, Transparent is a ten episode, half hour novelistic series that explores family, identity, sex, and love. The series stars Tambor as Maura, who has spent her life as Mort-the Pfefferman family patriarch. When she reintroduces herself to her family, everyone's secrets finally start to come out. This includes her ex-wife Shelly (played by Light), and their children-meandering Ali (played by Hoffmann), record producer Josh (played by Duplass), and sexually conflicted Sarah (played by Landecker). Each family member spins in a different direction as they begin to figure out who they are going to become. 

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Loot Crate's September Theme: 'Galactic'

Loot Crate continues to surprise subscribers with its ability to put together some truly amazing items each month. September’s theme of ‘Galactic' brought together some of our favorite franchises for another great box full of geek goodness. For those that don’t know, Loot Crate is a monthly subscription service. For roughly $20.00 a month (that includes shipping!), you get a themed box of goodies hand-picked by the team at Loot Crate. Some of the items are Loot Crate exclusives like comics, T-shirts, magnets, and last month’s awesome Funko POP Groot figure!

This month’s swag:

-Quantum Mechanix Star Trek Tribble- Exclusive Looter Edition

-Funko & 20th Century Fox Alien Re-Action Figure

-Funko Firefly Vinyl “Mal” Exclusive Action Figure

-Quantum Mechanix Firefly- Bank Robbery Money

-Loot Crate Labs & Lucasfilm Ltd. Star Wars Retro Arcade Magnet

-Lucasfilm Ltd. 9 x 27” Star Wars Poster

-Pop Rocks Candy

-Dark Horse Comics Halo Escalation #1 Digital Comic

-Loot Crate ‘Galactic’ Button

-Loot Crate Magazine

Quantum Mechanix Star Trek Tribble- Exclusive Looter Edition

Funko & 20th Century Fox Alien Re-Action Figure

Monday, September 22, 2014

'Sleepy Hollow' Comic Series Set to Debut Oct. 15

Sleepy Hollow #1 Cover B by Jorge Coelho

Writer Marguerite Bennett (Butterfly, Batman: Joker’s Daughter) and artist Jorge Coelho (Polarity) dive into the mysterious town of Sleepy Hollow, New York, with new, original stories for Ichabod Crane (played by Tom Mison in the show) and Lt. Abbie Mills (Nicole Beharie). Featuring multi-layered characters and creepy storylines, our four-issue Sleepy Hollow comic is perfect for “Sleepyheads” (self-described fans of the show) and newcomers alike. As an added bonus, each issue will feature a short backup story written and illustrated by Sleepy Hollow megafan Noelle Stevenson (Lumberjanes).

Here is the synopsis for Sleepy Hollow #1:

After dying on the battlefield during the Revolutionary War, Ichabod Crane awakes in present-day Sleepy Hollow, New York. His resurrection is tied to the reappearance of the Headless Horseman, one of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse. Realizing it is his mission to help stop the end of the world, Ichabod teams with the SHPD’s Lt. Abbie Mills to meet each evil threat head-on. When minor miracles start to sweep the town, they’re glad something good seems to be happening for once. No decapitations, no headless horseman, no worries, right? But as one by one the miracles start to backfire, more and more violently, Abbie and Ichabod must find time between saving the world to save the citizens of Sleepy Hollow…

Sleepy Hollow #1 arrives in comic shops on October 15th with a cover price of $3.99 with a main cover illustrated by Phil Noto and a retailer incentive cover (1 in 15) by Jorge Coelho

Sleepy Hollow #1 Cover A by Phil Noto

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Nursery Rhymes Turn into Crimes in Paul Jenkins' 'Fiction Squad'

FICTION SQUAD #1 Main Cover by Ramon Bachs

FICTION SQUAD #1 Chase Cover by Michael Dialynas

FICTION SQUAD #1 Retailer Incentive Cover by Humberto Ramos 

Who would have guessed that Humpty Dumpty was actually a classic whodunit? Award-winning publisher BOOM! Studios is pleased to announce the October debut of Fiction Squad, a high-stakes detective story set in the mythical land of Fablewood from Paul Jenkins (Fairy Quest) and Ramon Bachs (Marvel’s Civil War: Front Line). The publisher picked up Jenkins’ previous stories set in Fablewood with Fairy Quest: Outlaws and Fairy Quest: Outcasts, and following the successful funding of Jenkins’ Kickstarter campaign for Fiction Squad, the publisher has picked up this series as well. Fans of Fables and Once Upon a Time will enjoy these nursery rhymes gone wrong.

“Fairy Quest was just the beginning now that the wild world of Fablewood continues to expand with Fiction Squad,” said BOOM! Studios Editor-in-Chief Matt Gagnon. “There are brand-new characters introduced to this world in a classic mystery story that has a great twist. Fiction Squad exists thanks to thousands of co-publishers who supported Paul’s Kickstarter campaign, and we’re very excited to be a part of it.”

Fablewood is a pretty dangerous place, but no area is more dangerous than the City of Rimes, deep in the heart of the Children’s Realm. After transferring in from the Realm of Mystery, a failed detective from an unfinished prose novel, Frankie Mack, is about to uncover a conspiracy that could unmake storytelling itself. After Humpty Dumpty is pushed to crack and Jack (of Jack and Jill) goes AWOL, Frankie and his partner, Simple Simon, are put on the case.

Fiction Squad #1 arrives in comic shops on October 1st with a cover price of $3.99. The first issue ships with a main cover by series artist Ramon Bachs and two incentive covers, one by Michael Dialynas (The Woods) and the other by Humberto Ramos (Fairy Quest). Not sure where to find your nearest comic retailer? Use comicshoplocator.com or findacomicshop.com to find one! It’s also available for order directly from boom-studios.com.

Thursday, September 18, 2014

'What If...' Michael Bay Directed Spider-Man?

For those that have been to a flea market, you know that bootleg toys of big franchises like Toy Story, Monster High, and Batman can be found in abundance. For the most part, they are inexpensive, made of cheap plastic, and have horrible paint jobs. The ones I spotted recently while strolling around the Santa Cruz flea market were no exception. The thing that made me ask, "What the...?!?!" was the fact that this 'Ultimate Spider-Man' figure set included Venom, Black Cat, Spider-Man and...wait for it...a red dinosaur (Spider-Saur?) that had Spider-Man stickers adorning it. I can only imagine that in some alternate universe, this is an actual set of toys from a shitty Michael Bay-produced Spider-Man/Transformers crossover film with lots of explosions, Shia doing his best "Amazing Bag-Man" schtick, and Megan Fox giving yet another Oscar-worthy performance as the Black Cat.

FYI- As tempted as I was to pick up the 'Ultimate Spider-Man' set, I saved my $8.00 for some tasty asada fries from the taco cart instead. No regrets.

Monday, September 15, 2014

Season 4 of 'R.L. Stine's The Haunting Hour' Returns Saturday, October 4th

"R.L. Stine's The Haunting Hour: The Series," the Hub Network's hit, spooky anthology series, inspired by the master of kids' horror R.L. Stine ("Goosebumps"), returns Saturday, October 4 at 4 p.m. ET/1 p.m. PT with several stand-out guest stars. The all-star list includes China Anne McClain ("A.N.T. Farm," "Sing Your Face Off"), Sean Giambrone ("The Goldbergs"), Mason Cook ("The Lone Ranger," "Legends"), Luke Benward ("Cloud 9," "Ravenswood"), Nolan Gould ("Modern Family"), Joey King ("OZ the Great and Powerful," "Fargo"), Freya Tingley ("Hemlock Grove," "Once Upon a Time") and acclaimed actress Margot Kidder ("Superman"). The fourth season of the half-hour series will introduce a new set of spine-chilling thrills taking viewers young and old on a creepy new adventure every week on the Hub Network, champions of family fun and the only network dedicated to providing kids and their families entertainment they can watch together.

The fright-fest kicks off with two episodes airing back-to-back featuring Sean Giambrone and Mason Cook. In the episode "I'm Not Martin" airing at 4 p.m. ET/1 p.m. PT, Giambrone stars as "Sean," a hospital patient set to get his tonsils removed, but fears the cursed hospital may have other plans that include amputating his foot. This episode is based on the short story of the same name written by R.L. Stine. 

Followed by that is "Grandpa's Glasses" at 4:30 p.m. ET/1:30 p.m. PT featuring Mason Cook as "Bo," a curious boy who accompanies his mother to his deceased grandfather's home. After trying on his grandfather's glasses, he realizes they may not be alone in the house as a sinister spirit seems to be lurking about.

"Grandpa's Glasses" featuring Mason Cook

Friday, September 12, 2014

Japanese Guardians of the Galaxy Commercials

Spending ridiculous amounts of time clicking links to videos on YouTube is good for something. No, really. I discovered these awesome Japanese spots for Guardians of the Galaxy on the WaltDisneyStudiosJP channel. I don't understand a word that is being said, but it seems to capture the fun and tone of the comedic elements of the Guardians film. Why don't we get these types of commercials here? I imagine something would probably get lost in translation. Enjoy!


Wednesday, September 10, 2014

WARNING: Distressin​g S.O.S. Footage Received From Goliath Prison Vessel


At 03:00AM PST the following S.O.S. transmission was intercepted from the Goliath 01 prison vessel.

The following footage was leaked from the office of the Associate Administrator For Operations Mission Directorate.

Redacted files have also been discovered, giving further detail on the incident aboard the Goliath 01. These include the naming of commanding Colonel Mercer, and doubts as to his mental fitness to lead the mission in question.

The sensitive files below were never intended for public consumption.

To investigate further, full details of events aboard the Goliath 01 are revealed here

Join the debate about the space catastrophy use the hastag #whathappenedinthevoid

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

20th Century Fox Options BOOM! Studios' 'The Foundation'

20th Century Fox has optioned BOOM! comic book miniseries THE FOUNDATION for development as a film. The story follows the adventures of a secret organization, The Foundation, originally created by Nostradamus to prevent his prophecies from occurring. They still exist today, protecting mankind and fighting an array of global threats.

THE FOUNDATION was originally published by BOOM! in December 2007 as a five-issue miniseries, created by Kody Chamberlain, written by John Rozum, and with art by Chee. The trade paperback collection features a cover by Paul Azaceta.

Fox has hired Evan Daughtery, screenwriter of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (which just opened #1 at the box office with a $65 million weekend) to adapt THE FOUNDATION. Daugherty also wrote Divergent and Snow White and the Huntsman.

As you may know, BOOM! signed a first-look feature film deal with 20th Century Fox, opening a satellite office on the Fox lot this past April. The Hollywood Reporter characterized the deal as a pact that "potentially could be one of the most lucrative underlying rights deals ever made with a comic book company." The deal gives Fox first crack at BOOM!'s catalog of comic book series, but if the studio passes, BOOM! can shop the titles to other potential buyers.

The first-look deal covers all four BOOM! imprints: the core BOOM! brand, the All-Ages-focused KaBOOM!, boutique prestige imprint Archaia, and the new experimental brand BOOM! Box.

Fox has indicated it will be looking to the comic book company to supply high concept source material as a platform to develop feature films.

BOOM! Founder and CEO Ross Richie will produce the adaptation of THE FOUNDATION, along with President of Development Stephen Christy.

"THE FOUNDATION has long been one of my favorite projects in BOOM!'s original publishing slate from back in the day," said Richie. "Kody Chamberlain had a brilliant idea and I am excited that a major studio thinks so, too!"

In case you missed it, BOOM! announced a few weeks ago a film deal with Fox for MALIGNANT MAN with James Wan (Fast 6, The Conjuring) producing and directing.

Monday, September 8, 2014

Amazon Exclusive Blu-ray Gift Sets For Pre-order

Recently, retailers have been competing for our dollars by offering exclusive versions of new releases which have included bonus discs with exclusive features, LEGO minifigures, steelbooks, and all sorts of other tchotchkes. For a collector, it can be pretty frustrating trying to figure which version to pick up. Amazon seems to be leading the pack with some pretty cool exclusives up for pre-order now. Here's a look at a few of them:

Transformers: Age of Extinction Blu-Ray Combo Pack gift set includes a highly detailed collectible figure of Optimus Prime riding Grimlock. Together, Optimus and Grimlock stand over 7.25 inches tall (display base height included), and Grimlock stretches approx. 9 inches from his toothy maw to tail tip.

Includes 'Rise of the Planet of the Apes' 2-disc blu-ray set, 'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes' 2-disc blu-ray set, Caesar Ape head, 32-page "Planet of the Apes: Building an Icon" booklet, and four collectible battle-ready ape character cards.

Includes X-Men: Days of Future Past Deluxe Edition and sculpted Magneto helmet.

Includes Limited Edition clam shell art box, 140 page black and white art book featuring early concept sketches and designs that highlight Cowboy Bebop’s origins, and a 48 page vibrant, full-color art book.

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Beat the Summer Heat with First Full-Color 'Regular Show' Graphic Novel

REGULAR SHOW best friends Mordecai and Rigby star in their first long-form story REGULAR SHOW: HYDRATION, an all-new original graphic novel from KaBOOM!, an award-winning imprint of BOOM! Studios, and Cartoon Network Enterprises, the licensing and merchandising arm of the network. Cartoon Network veteran writer Rachel Connor (Ed, Edd n Eddy, REGULAR SHOW) teams up with artist Tessa Stone (BRAVEST WARRIORS, Buzz!) for exciting summer shenanigans starring Mordecai, Rigby, Skips, and everyone else from the park in a full-color, 6” x 9” format.

The summer is turning into a roast-fest and Mordecai and Rigby are desperate to find a way to cool down. But when a mysterious pool suddenly appears and offers a chance to beat the heat, it’s only a matter of time before these two best buds find themselves in totally water-logged trouble.

REGULAR SHOW: HYDRATION arrives in comic shops on September 10th with a cover price of $12.99. The graphic novel ships with a cover by REGULAR SHOW ongoing series artist Allison Strejlau. To find your nearest comic retailer, use comicshoplocator.com or findacomicshop.com. It’s also available for order directly from boom-studios.com.

Saturday, September 6, 2014

NBC Celebrates 'Friends' 20th Anniversary With Central Perk Pop-up Shop

Did you ever wish you could walk into Central Perk, flop yourself down on that famous couch and muse with your besties? Now you can! For a limited time (Sept. 16-Oct. 18) NBC is celebrating the 20th anniversary of 'Friends' by opening a pop-up shop in NYC in SoHo (199 Lafayette St.).

The shop, set up to mark the 20th anniversary of the sitcom, will serve free cups of Eight O'Clock Coffee, including the brand's limited-edition Central Perk Roast, specially created for the occasion.

The pop-up Central Perk will also feature props from the show and the iconic orange couch, and Gunther (James Michael Tyler) is even set to make a few special appearances. There will also be live musical performances (perhaps the next "Smelly Cat"?) and opportunities to win and buy Friends merchandise.

Friday, September 5, 2014

Official 'Gracepoint' Trailer Starring David Tennant

"Ten-episode mystery event series GRACEPOINT follows the tragic death of a young boy, and the major police investigation and nationwide media frenzy that subsequently overtake a picturesque seaside town, where anyone is a suspect."

(via YouTube)

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

'Guardians of the Galaxy' Writer Dan Abnett Invades BOOM! Studios With New Limited Series 'Wild's End'

WILD'S END #1 Main Cover by I.N.J. Culbard

WILD'S END #1 Retailer Incentive Cover (1 in 10) by David Petersen

Fight back with BOOM! Studios as we take you on a journey of survival with our latest original series debuting in September, WILD’S END. Writer Dan Abnett, whose groundbreaking run on Guardians of the Galaxy was the inspiration for the hit Marvel film adaptation, is teaming up with artist I.N.J Culbard (H.P. Lovecraft’s At the Mountains of Madness) to bring readers a smart take on a classic science-fiction mythos. Abnett takes a decidedly more earthbound vantage point as Clive, Peter, and Gilbert suddenly find their 1930s rural England community invaded by aliens. Fans of Blacksad and MOUSE GUARD will love the anthropomorphic characters of WILD’S END as they struggle to preserve their own lives, which have been upended by the harsh realities of death and violence. Their race to discover the secret behind the invasion is reminiscent of the iconography depicted in H.G Wells’ The War of the Worlds crossed with the buddy comedy humor as found in Edgar Wright’s Cornetto trilogy.

“We are ecstatic to welcome Dan Abnett back to BOOM! with this amazing original series,” said BOOM! Studios Editor-in-Chief Matt Gagnon, referring to the 2012 series by Abnett, THE HYPERNATURALS, that was published by the studio. “Dan is one of comics’ most renowned science-fiction writers, and I can tell you that he and I.N.J are taking us on a ride that’s crazy entertaining and very unexpected with WILD’S END. I think this series is going to find a special place on the reading lists of folks who are looking for something a little different on the comic shelves every month.”

WILD’S END #1 invades comic book shops on September 10th with a main cover by series artist I.N.J. Culbard and a retailer incentive cover by David Petersen (MOUSE GUARD) for the price of 3.99. Not sure where to find your nearest comic retailer? Use comicshoplocator.com or findacomicshop.com to find one! It’s also available for order directly from boom-studios.com.

Monday, September 1, 2014

'Famous Monsters' Expands Clothing Line to Include Hoodies at a Nice Price

"The original FM logo shirts have been very popular, so now we're expanding the line to include men's and women's hoodies (for $19.99) to go along with the men's and women's shirts (from $14.99). No fuss, no muss. Just one of the world's most recognizable logos emblazoned on a stylish piece of apparel. Like the Jolly Roger to pirates, the FM logo forewarns the world that a serious monster fan is in their midst, lest they afford you the proper respect and dignity."

You can get your own 'Famous Monsters' hoodie's and T-shirts here.