Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Sons of Anarchy Creator Kurt Sutter Announces Sisters of Sorrow From BOOM! Studios

Kurt Sutter announces the creation of a new series, SISTERS OF SORROW, with comic book publisher BOOM! Studios. The prolific creator of television shows (Sons of Anarchy, The Bastard Executioner, upcoming Mayans MC) and feature films (Southpaw) is originating new content in the world of comic books first.  

This new concept is the latest in a line of comic books and graphic novels from the top-rated Sutter at BOOM! Studios. Previously, Sutter supervised new, original stories in BOOM!’s hit SONS OF ANARCHY comic book series and launched an original miniseries, LUCAS STAND, with the best-selling award-winning publisher.  

“I’ve been wanting to create a mythology around kick-ass female characters—and in this current sociopolitical climate, it seems more important than ever,” said Sutter. “SISTERS OF SORROW is the story of four women, all victims of violent crimes, who unite to exact revenge on their perpetrators. By day, they are peaceful community activists in downtown LA. By night, they don bulletproof black leather under crisp white habits, strapped with state-of-the art weapons and the skills to use them.  

“Yep, nuns with guns, baby.”  

SISTERS OF SORROW is set to debut in July 2017 at San Diego Comic-Con International.  

“One of my favorite parts of the creation process in comics is when you find collaborators that you're immediately in lockstep with,” said BOOM! Studios Editor-in-Chief Matt Gagnon. “Ever since we started working with Kurt on the Sons of Anarchy comic books and then on Lucas Stand, we feel like we've found a creative brother. We literally couldn't be happier with this partnership. With SISTERS OF SORROW, Kurt has cooked up a wickedly hard-hitting series that features complex characters and a killer concept. In other words, SISTERS OF SORROW is pure Sutter.”  

Kurt Sutter is the creator, writer, producer, director, and actor behind the hit FX television show SONS OF ANARCHY. He is also the creator, writer, and producer of BASTARD EXECUTIONER and worked as a writer, producer, director, and actor on THE SHIELD. He is currently developing MAYANS MC, a spinoff series from SONS OF ANARCHY. Sutter previously partnered with BOOM! Studios and 20th Century Fox to produce 25 issues of the SONS OF ANARCHY comic book, and is currently producing SONS OF ANARCHY: REDWOOD ORIGINAL, a comic series that follows Jax Teller before he becomes a club member.  

SISTERS OF SORROW marks Sutter’s second original series with BOOM! Studios. Their previous collaboration, LUCAS STAND (co-written by Caitlin Kittredge and illustrated by Jesús Hervás), was hailed by IGN as “compelling” and “winning,” and Comic Book Resources said, “Sutter and Kittredge put their narrative money where their mouth is, and it pays off,” adding, “[it’s] more than enough to fill the ‘Sons of Anarchy’ hole in your heart.” The success of their first collaboration prompted the highly sought-after showrunner to bring the second in a series of projects to BOOM! Studios.   

 Kurt Sutter. Photo: FX Networks

Sunday, November 27, 2016

Funko DC Super Hero Girls Rock Candy Figures!

The Super Hero Girls of Super Hero High are the newest additions to Rock Candy! This series features expert gymnast Harley Quinn, happy-go-lucky Bumblebee, and the shy genius Poison Ivy! Leading the gang is the competent and courageous Wonder Woman! 

You can pre-order now at Toy Wiz. Figures start shipping in January!

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Main Cover and Details for 'Planet of the Apes/Green Lantern' #1 Revealed

BOOM! Studios, DC, and Twentieth Century Fox Consumer Products are excited to bring together two celebrated pop culture properties in a historic comics crossover event when the talking simians of the Planet of the Apes meet the Emerald Crusaders of the Green Lantern Corps. Written by Robbie Thompson (Silk) and Justin Jordan (Green Lantern), and illustrated by Barnaby Bagenda (The Omega Men), Planet of the Apes/Green Lantern debuts February 1, 2017 as a six-issue monthly limited series   

"We've been having endless amounts of fun collaborating with our friends at DC Entertainment and this new crossover only ups the ante,” said BOOM! Studios Editor-in-Chief Matt Gagnon. “Both Planet of the Apes and Green Lantern boast decades of entertaining stories and dozens of fan-favorite characters. The result of crossing over these two incredible franchises is an ambitious, epic story that's brimming with one of the most enjoyable cast of characters in all of comics."   

When Taylor goes missing, Cornelius investigates and discovers an ancient ring, unlike anything he has ever seen. As its power echoes through the stars, the Guardians of the Universe must reveal to their Lanterns a secret they had hoped would remain buried. With the Green Lantern Corps, led by Hal Jordan, racing to get to the source of this power before Sinestro can get his hands on it, they will discover a truth that will change them forever on...the Planet of the Apes!   

“We’re excited to partner with BOOM! Studios for another fascinating crossover, combining favorite characters in an epic adventure,” said Hank Kanalz, Senior Vice President, Editorial Strategy and Administration, DC Entertainment. “A Green Lantern Ring seeks out one who is utterly honest and born without fear, so landing a Ring on the Planet of the Apes is filled with unlimited potential. The real fun begins when other rings—and other apes—get thrown in the mix!”   

The main cover to issue #1 is illustrated by iconic Green Lantern artist Ethan Van Sciver. Variant covers include a movie poster homage cover by Steve Morris (Buffy the Vampire Slayer), a Silver Age-themed cover by Paul Rivoche (Batman ‘66), a foil-stamped cover by Felipe Massafera (Wonder Woman), and a vintage action figure cover by David Ryan Robinson (Mighty Morphin Power Rangers).   

Print copies of Planet of the Apes/Green Lantern #1 will be available for sale at local comic book shops (use comicshoplocator.com or findacomicshop.com to find the nearest one) or at the BOOM! Webstore on February 1, 2017. Digital copies will be available to purchase the same day on all major digital marketplaces, including comiXology, iTunes, Google Play, and Kindle.

Friday, November 18, 2016

COMET Sci-Fi Swag Pack Giveaway

COMET is a new free network dedicated to science fiction and horror programming, playing the best cult classics, sci-fi adventures and shocking horror tales sure to send a shiver down your spine!   

Available on television digi-networks and online at CometTV.com, COMET offers something for everyone and has an incredible array of movies that you simply can't get with a subscription to streaming platforms like Netflix, Amazon, or Hulu.   

From wild adventures on Mars to critically acclaimed classics, COMET is the ultimate home of sci-fi and horror... and it's all totally free, no subscription needed.   

COMET is what you want a Sci-fi and Horror Channel to be!

COMET has an incredible array of movies that you simply can’t get with a subscription to streaming platforms like Netflix, Amazon, or Hulu. From wild adventures on Mars to critically acclaimed classics, COMET is the ultimate home of sci-fi and horror and it's all totally free, no subscriptions needed.  


We are giving away one COMET Sci-Fi Swag Pack to one lucky reader! 

Contest starts November 18th and ends at 11:59 pm on Friday, November 25th.
Giveaway open to U.S. residents only.

Included in the swag box are:  

Two COMET Exclusive Shirts: One - Get Skiffy and the "We Can Hear You Scream" Alien T.  

One COMET Robot Stress Ball  

One COMET Flying Saucer  

Astronaut Ice Cream  

Popcorn and More!

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- Check out the app above and let us know what your favorite sci-fi movie is via comment below, E-mail (geekhashblog@gmail.com), or tweet (@monkeyjedi).

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Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Read Anna Kendrick's Hilarious New Autobiography!

Scrappy Little Nobody 
By Anna Kendrick 

A collection of humorous autobiographical essays by the Academy Award–nominated actress and star of Up in the Air and Pitch Perfect. 

“The Pitch Perfect star can sing, act, and write hilarious tweets. Fortunately she’s imbued the pieces in Scrappy Little Nobody with that same humor.” —Entertainment Weekly 

“Kendrick has won legions of fans for her movies and her quips on Twitter, and her wit continues in this collection of autobiographical essays recounting some of the most memorable, charming, and even relatable moments of her life—from growing up in New England suburbia to working her way up to become one of Hollywood’s darlings.” —Buzzfeed.com

Even before she made a name for herself on the silver screen starring in films like Pitch Perfect, Up in the Air, Twilight, and Into the Woods, Anna Kendrick was unusually small, weird, and “10 percent defiant.”  

At the ripe age of thirteen, she had already resolved to “keep the crazy inside my head where it belonged. Forever. But here’s the thing about crazy: It. Wants. Out.” In Scrappy Little Nobody, she invites readers inside her brain, sharing extraordinary and charmingly ordinary stories with candor and winningly wry observations.  

With her razor-sharp wit, Anna recounts the absurdities she’s experienced on her way to and from the heart of pop culture as only she can—from her unusual path to the performing arts (Vanilla Ice and baggy neon pants may have played a role) to her double life as a middle-school student who also starred on Broadway to her initial “dating experiments” (including only liking boys who didn’t like her back) to reviewing a binder full of butt doubles to her struggle to live like an adult woman instead of a perpetual “man-child.”  

Enter Anna’s world and follow her rise from “scrappy little nobody” to somebody who dazzles on the stage, the screen, and now the page—with an electric, singular voice, at once familiar and surprising, sharp and sweet, funny and serious (well, not that serious).

Monday, November 14, 2016

Ninja Turtles Stackable Mystery Figures

Thanks to Funko, I've become addicted to blind boxes. For me, it's the thrill of pulling that rare figure that's the allure. It's a bit frustrating when you end up with several of the same character. But knowing people that I can trade with makes it a bit easier on the wallet.

I came across the recently released Ninja Turtles Stackable Mystery Figures at Toys R Us. They're not Funko, but they piqued my curiosity, and the $4.99 price tag wasn't too bad, so I picked a couple up. The chances of getting a figure varies between 1/6 and 1/12.

I pulled a Bebop and Michaelangelo; not bad for my first two figures. These are a bit bigger and heavier than Mystery Minis and just as cool. I like the fact that they're stackable, it adds another layer of fun to them. The sculpts are really good and the price is right, so I'll definitely be picking up more of them. I totally need a Turtle totem pole.

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

BOOM! Studios Teases New Matt Kindt and Tyler Jenkins Original Project to Launch March 2017

BOOM! Studios is excited to announce a new original comic book series launching in March 2017 from New York Times bestselling writer Matt Kindt (Mind MGMT, Dept H) and illustrator Tyler Jenkins (Peter Panzerfaust, Snow Blind).

Accompanying the announcement was a teaser image featuring an original illustration by Jenkins. Further information, including title, synopsis, and cover images, will be released at a future date.  

Friday, November 4, 2016

Super-Fan Builds the Iconic 'Weapon' for Spawn Superfan

You can watch Matt Stagmer from Man At Arms: Reforges and Todd McFarlane from McFarlane Toys recreate the Spawn Axe from the popular comic book series for a super fan!

Earlier this year, Super-Fan Builds and McFarlane Toys searched high and low for the ultimate Spawn super-fan to receive one of the greatest gifts that money can't buy... a custom Spawn build.  

Super-Fan Builds follows Hollywood's top prop makers and craftsmen who create one-of-a-kind collectibles for deserving super-fans of movies, video games, comic books, and pop-culture.  

This episode features legendary Spawn creator and McFarlane Toys founder, Todd McFarlane, and the team at Man At Arms: Reforged (an AWEme original) is now live on Go90. Today, you can watch Matt Stagmner from Man At Arms: Reforges and Todd McFarlane recreate the Spawn Axe from the comic book series, Spawn for one deserving super-fan. 

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

BOOM! Studios and DC Announce 'Planet of the Apes/ Green Lantern' Crossover Coming in February

BOOM! Studios and DC are excited to announce a Planet of the Apes/Green Lantern crossover series, which will kick off in February 2017. Details about the creative team, storyline, and cover images will be released at a future date. The publishers released a teaser image to get fans excited:

This is the second collaboration between BOOM! and DC. The companies are currently co-publishing Lumberjanes/Gotham Academy. BOOM! has previously partnered with IDW Publishing on Star Trek/Planet of the Apes (published through IDW) and is currently working with Dark Horse Comics on the recently launched Tarzan on the Planet of the Apes (published through Dark Horse).