Sunday, October 30, 2016

Doctor Strange Hot Toys Figure for Pre-order

via Sideshow:

This fall, embark on a mind-blowing adventure across dimensions with Doctor Strange! The Marvel Comics superhero makes his highly anticipated big-screen debut in the upcoming movie of the same title, which is set to expand the Marvel Cinematic Universe in unprecedented ways with the introduction of the Mystic Arts. Acclaimed actor Benedict Cumberbatch stars as Dr. Stephen Strange, a brilliant but arrogant surgeon whose career is destroyed in a near-fatal car crash, but finds a new perspective on life when he meets the Ancient One and discovers the hidden world of magical powers.  

In anticipation of the opening of the movie, Sideshow, and Hot Toys are proud to present the sixth scale collectible figure of this charismatic and powerful superhero!  The movie-accurate collectible figure is specially crafted based on the image of Benedict Cumberbatch as Doctor Strange in the movie, featuring a newly developed head sculpt, sophisticatedly tailored and highly detailed outfit, two styles of costume display options with a magnetically attachable Cloak of Levitation with intricate embroidery, a variety of mystical artifacts including the Eye of Agamotto, and a Doctor Strange-themed figure stand with character backdrop. 

Take your Hot Toys collection to a brand new dimension with this Doctor Strange collectible figure now!

Friday, October 28, 2016

BOOM! Studios and comiXology Announce Digital-Exclusive 'Adventure Time Marshall Lee Spectacular'

BOOM! Studios' all-ages imprint KaBOOM! and comiXology are excited to announce the digital-only title Adventure Time Marshall Lee Spectacular, part of the platform's new comiXology Originals program that also includes titles from Valiant Entertainment and Harvey Kurtzman.  

Adventure Time Marshall Lee Spectacular contains three all-new original stories centered on Marshall Lee, the gender-swapped version of Marceline the Vampire Queen. The character first appeared in "Adventure Time's" "Fionna and Cake" episode on Cartoon Network.  

The first story features New York Times bestselling writer Mariko Tamaki (Skim, Supergirl) with artist Audrey Mok (Josie and the Pussycats), followed by stories teaming up writer Melanie Gillman (As the Crow Flies) with artist Trungles (Fresh Romance), and writer S.M. Vidaurri (Jim Henson's The Storyteller: Witches) with artist Mildred Louis (Agents of the Realm). All three stories can be found behind a fully painted cover by Fábio Moon (Daytripper). A release date is to be announced, but fans can pre-order the single-issue one-shot now for $3.99 on comiXology and Kindle. 

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Unboxing October's Loot Crate: Horror

Okay, I'm gonna say upfront that horror is not my jam. I've never really been a fan of the genre as the violence and gore of it don't appeal to me. So, right off the bat, this box had a strike against it. Loot Crate is the only subscription box that I get on a consistent basis, and I figured that there'd be something I liked in the box. Unfortunately, I didn't find anything that I liked this month. On the plus side, I have friends that will love them, so it's still a win.

First up in the box was a Leatherface Phunny Plush. Looters had a 50/50 chance of getting a "happy" or "sad" version; I got the "happy" version. Next up was the monthly pin, which featured a Halloween/Michael Myers design. The unlockable that came with this month's pin is a downloadable copy of the game "Superfight"- a video game of absurd arguments via Steam.

Earlier in the year Looters got a copy of League of Regrettable Superheroes. This month sees a copy of Legion of Regrettable Supervillains as a companion to that previous book. It features some of the silliest villains ever created.

Next in the box was a Camp Crystal Lake pennant from Friday the 13th. I was "meh" on this item as I don't collect pennants and am not a Jason fan. The next item, which I admit is a pretty neat idea, though I don't ever really use them, was a set of Freddy Kreuger chopsticks. They're metal chopsticks, which are supposed to be the blades of Freddy's claws, attached to Freddy's glove.

The tee this month was Walking Dead themed and featured Jeffrey Dean Morgan's Negan. Timed to coincide with the release of this month's return of AMC's The Walking Dead, we got a Negan's Sluggers shirt. The shirt kind of felt more like a walking billboard/free ad promotional tool than anything else. Finally, the box came with a punch out Walking Dead zombie mask.

Inside this month's box:

-Exclusive Leatherface Phunny Plush (KidRobot)
-Exclusive Negan Sluggers T-Shirt (Loot Crate, Inc)
-Exclusive Freddy Kreuger Chopsticks (Icup)
-Exclusive Camp Crystal Lake Pennant (The Coop)
-Exclusive Legion of Regrettable Villains Book (Quirk)
-Exclusive Halloween Pin (Loot Crate Labs)
-Superfight Game (Steam)

Sunday, October 23, 2016

Unboxing October's Marvel Collector Corps: Doctor Strange

Recently, I decided to cut back on my subscription boxes by only ordering the ones I wanted when I  was excited by the theme. When Marvel/Funko announced Doctor Strange was going to be the theme for their October box, I couldn't pass it up. I've been a fan of Doctor Strange since I was a kid and cannot wait for the upcoming film. This box coincides with the release of that film and as such, we get Benedict Cumberbatch's version of Strange.

When you open the box, the first thing you see are the pin and patch. This month's patch features Cumberbatch as Strange. It wouldn't have been my first choice, but it's still cool. Now the pin, on the other hand, is awesome. It features the Eye of Agamotto, which would've been my choice for the patch.

The exclusive comic this month, "Doctor Strange and the Sorcerers Supreme #1", features a trippy black light poster-inspired variant cover. I'm really digging on this cover and would definitely purchase a poster version if they ever become available. Next in the box is an exclusive POP! mug of Strange's...well...mug. I love the POP! mug collection and have several from past boxes, but don't necessarily need another one. Not a coffee drinker, so this is going to go to someone who'll get some use out of it.

This month's POP! Tee features, you guessed it, Strange. I really love the design and colors of this month's tee. We got a peek at some of the sketches for the design of the shirt and I'm glad they chose the one that they did. A lot of fans have recently been pretty vicious about the fact that we've been getting hats instead of tee's (personally, I love the hats more), so hopefully this will pacify some of those subscribers.

Finally, we get to the exclusive POP! figure that is the main reason I get the box. This is one of the coolest POP! figures they've put in a subscription box. It's an Astral Projection levitating Doctor Strange. The clear yellow with glitter POP! is definitely the most fun POP! I've seen recently. This alone made the box for me; the rest is just icing. 

Inside this month's box:

-Doctor Strange Patch
-Eye of Agamotto Pin
-Doctor Strange POP! Tee
-Doctor Strange POP! Mug
-Doctor Strange and the Sorcerers Supreme #1 Variant Comic
-Levitating Astral Projection Doctor Strange POP! Figure 

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Luke Cage Gets the Sitcom Treatment

I came across this edit on Reddit's Marvel Studios page. Redditor --zach-- edited scenes from Netflix's Luke Cage using the old TGIF family comedy 'Family Matters' as a template and created the perfect opening credits scene. I would watch the hell out of this Luke Cage comedy! This edit comes after another, where this same person did a 'Full House' version featuring The Avengers. Now all I need is an Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. credits scene using the 'Friends' theme song...


Tuesday, October 18, 2016

BOOM! Studios and Loot Crate Announce Exclusive Cover for 'Big Trouble in Little China/Escape from New York' #1

BOOM! Studios and Loot Crate are excited to announce an exclusive cover illustrated by Nick Robles (Clockwork Angels) for the publisher's debut issue of Big Trouble in Little China/Escape from New York. The exclusive will appear in a yet-unannounced, upcoming Loot Crate box. 

Given a blessing by the two films'  director, John Carpenter, and featuring a story by Greg Pak and art by Russ Manning Award nominee Daniel Bayliss, Big Trouble in Little China/Escape from New York pits together two characters made famous by actor Kurt Russell in an unlikely pairing. Issue #1 is on sale October 5th, with the Loot Crate exclusive to be announced. 

Saturday, October 15, 2016

Batman Red Rain Statue is now Available!

via Mondo

Batman Red Rain is a DC Comics Elseworlds tale in which the Dark Knight battles the infamous Dracula, ultimately becoming a vampire himself in the process. Inspired by Francesco Francavilla's poster of the same name, the Batman Red Rain statue depicts Batman as a vampire stalking the night and hunting his own kind while attempting to stave off his own hunger for blood.  

Incorporating elements from the poster, such as a tombstone from Batman's past and slain vampire skulls, this statue brings the dark beauty of the two dimensional art into the horrific third dimension!  

Pre-Order the Batman RedRain Statue here! Available in two versions.

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Fathom Events Brings Yo-Kai Watch: The Movie to Theaters on Saturday, October 15th

LEVEL-5, Fathom Events, and Eleven Arts are excited to bring YO-KAI WATCH: THE MOVIE EVENT to cinemas nationwide on Saturday, October 15 for a special one-day event!  

YO-KAI WATCH is the popular animated TV series which began airing on Disney XD and streaming on Netflix last year. Riding a wave of critical and commercial success, Season 2 began airing this summer in a premiere time slot. Fan support has been so vocal, that LEVEL-5 couldn’t wait any longer to bring the first movie to the US. In its initial release in Japan, the movie was so popular that it set a box office records for advance ticket sales, and was the highest-grossing Japanese film in Japan in 2015!  

In YO-KAI WATCH: THE MOVIE EVENT, Jibanyan, Whisper, and Nate meet a heroic Yo-kai named Hovernyan, and must travel back in time to team up with Nate’s adolescent grandfather to stop an evil Yo-kai from taking over the world! Can they discover the secret origin of the Yo-kai Watch and save humanity before time runs out!?  

This exciting one-day event also introduces a whole new tribe of Yo-kai, new locations, and ties-in with the YO-KAI WATCH 2 video games for Nintendo 3DS.  

Attendees of this event will receive an exclusive Yo-kai Medal* for the hero of the movie, Hovernyan! This medal will only be available to those attending the screenings. This exclusive Hovernyan medal will work with Hasbro's new Yo-kai Watch Model Zero toy AND you can scan the QR code on the back of the medal into the YO-KAI WATCH 2 video games for Nintendo 3DS to unlock a special reward!  

This is an action-packed event you don’t want to miss! Team up with your friends, get your tickets now and go to your local movie theatre!  

(*while supplies last)

Monday, October 10, 2016

BOOM! Studios Teases Upcoming Delilah S. Dawson and Ashley A. Woods Project

Delilah S. Dawson is an established author, having recently written Star Wars: The Perfect Weapon, a tie-in title in the Journey to Star Wars: The Force Awakens series. Under the pseudonym Lila Bowen, she is also known for Wake of Vultures, which is the first volume in "The Shadow" series about a reluctant, dynamic heroine in the Wild West who soon finds herself on the run from monsters. Her YA book, HIT, is about a teen who is forced to become an assassin in order to pay back a debt.   

Ashley A. Woods is known for Niobe: She is Life with writers Amandla Stenberg ("The Hunger Games") and Sebastian A. Jones, about a young, black warrior woman on a journey of self-discovery, as well as work on Erathune and APB: Artists Against Police Brutality. She is also working on a short story for Past the Last Mountain by Paul Allor (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles). 

Friday, October 7, 2016

BOOM! Studios Title 'Polarity' Optioned by Fox 21 Television Studios

BOOM! Studios is excited to announce that Fox 21 Television Studios has optioned the TV rights to Polarity, the limited comic book series created and written by Say Anything frontman Max Bemis and illustrated by artist Jorge Coelho (John Flood) about a man with bipolar disorder who, after he stops taking his medicine, discovers he has super-powered abilities. The collected edition of the series was nominated for a Harvey Award in 2014.   

The pilot is being written by Max Winkler and Matt Spicer, who were recently hired by The Walt Disney Company to write the "Rocketeer" reboot. Winkler will also direct the pilot.   

BOOM! Studios' Ross Richie, Stephen Christy, and Josh Levy are set to executive produce with Jason Carden of Winkler's production company, Walcott Entertainment. 

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

THIN #2 from American Gothic Press!

The subversive hit mini-series by Jon Clark continues!  

"THIN benefits from [Clark's] singular artistic vision... hooked me right from the start." -ComicSpectrum 

When we last left Doris Greene, she was waking groggily from what she thought was a miracle weight cure operation. Then she saw the blood... and an indescribable monster. Terrified and strapped to a table, Doris is about to find out just how far some people will go to become thin.  

Below find the cover and first six pages of THIN #2 from American Gothic Press.

Monday, October 3, 2016

THE DEEP Coming from KaBOOM!

KaBOOM!, an imprint of BOOM! Studios, in cooperation with Australian publisher Gestalt, is pleased to announce it will publish Tom Taylor (All-New Wolverine, Injustice: Gods Among Us) and James Brouwer's (Justice League Beyond) all-ages, underwater adventure THE DEEP to a worldwide audience, beginning in January.   THE DEEP is the basis of the hit animated series on Netflix. It was first published in Australia by Gestalt as two original graphic novels but KaBOOM! will be publishing it as a six-issue limited series and making it available in the U.S. and everywhere else. A collected edition will come out Fall 2017.   

THE DEEP follows the Nekton family, who have explored the depths of the oceans for generations, discovering the unknown in the Aronnax, a state-of-the-art submarine capable of diving to incredible depths. When an earthquake off the coast of Greenland leads to strange reports of monster sightings, William and Kaiko Nekton, along with their kids Fontaine and Ant (and of course, Ant’s pet fish Jeffrey), dive into the mystery!

Saturday, October 1, 2016

New Madden Ultimate Team Action Figure Series in Stores Now!

With the 2016 NFL season upon us, EA Sports Ultimate Madden Team by McFarlane Toys debut series has started to hit major retailers. 

In stores now, EA Sports Madden NFL 17 Ultimate Team Series 1 figure line-up consists of:

- Cam Newton
- Todd Gurley
- Amari Cooper
- DeAndre Hopkins
- Odell Beckham Jr
- Tom Brady (Target Exclusive)
- Rob Gronkowski (GameStop Exclusive)

Each figure comes with a Madden NFL 17 redemption code to redeem in-game for 7 Pro Packs (a $10.50 value) to ignite your squad for the new season and features new collector box packaging. The seven-inch McFarlane Toys figures are extremely detailed and sculpted in an iconic game action pose as fans of the McFarlane Toys brand are accustomed to seeing. 

"Because you get some of these unlockables, the fun part is the toys are more than just display," said Todd McFarlane, Owner and CEO of McFarlane Toys. "With the video game and now the figures, you've got that Madden style 24/7, even if your console switch is turned off."