Saturday, December 31, 2016

'Saban's Power Rangers: Aftershock' Original Graphic Novel

On March 29, 2017, Saban’s Power Rangers: Aftershock, a new, original graphic novel from BOOM! Studios and Saban Brands, will debut at comic book retailers and bookstores. Following the premiere of Saban’s Power Rangers feature film on March 24, 2017, Power Rangers: Aftershock picks up where the events in the film leave off to continue the adventures of main characters Jason, Kimberly, Trini, Zack, and Billy.

Written by Ryan Parrott (Star Trek: Starfleet Academy, Batman: Gates of Gotham) and illustrated by Lucas Werneck, Saban’s Power Rangers: Aftershock original graphic novel features two different covers: a movie cover that can be pre-ordered and purchased wherever books are sold, and an exclusive illustrated cover by Greg Smallwood (Moon Knight) that can only be pre-ordered and purchased through comic book shops. (To locate your nearest comic book shop, use

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Unboxing December's Loot Crate: Revolution

This month's Loot Crate theme was "Revolution." I was excited when they announced that the crate would include an exclusive Funko POP! figure. I knew that would be the highlight of this month's box for me. The franchises included were Assassin's Creed, Firefly, and Mr. Robot. I had assumed the POP! figure would be an Assassin's Creed one because the film was set to be released on Christmas. Unfortunately, social media spoiled the surprise early, but I was still excited for the figure.

The box included a Firefly Independents replica patch from QMx. I love all of the exclusive  QMx replicas and figures that we've gotten in our crates this past year, I hope they'll continue the trend in 2017. Also in this month's crate were an Assassin's Creed pin (with an downloadable excerpt from the new AC novel), a Mr. Robot T-Shirt, and an exclusive Figure Fantasy book with a $25 coupon from Sideshow Collectibles.

Inside this month's box:

-Exclusive Assassin's Creed Aguilar POP! figure (Funko)
-Exclusive Firefly Independents Patch (QMx)
-Exclusive Mr. Robot fsociety T-shirt (NBCUniversal)
-Exclusive Figure Fantasy Hardcover Book (Insight Editions)
-Assassin's Creed Pin+DLC (Ubisoft/Loot Crate)

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Power Rangers #11 Masks, Power Rangers #9 2nd Print

In support of the release of Mighty Morphin Power Rangers #11 (on sale 1/18), BOOM! Studios and Saban Brands will make available exclusively to comic book retailers collectible masks of the all-new, mysterious Power Ranger that debuted in Mighty Morphin Power Rangers #9.

Mighty Morphin Power Rangers #11—written by Kyle Higgins, illustrated by Hendry Prasetya, and a main cover by Jamal Campbell—picks up directly after the events of issue #9. [Note: December’s issue #10 features a “break in the action” story featuring a solo adventure centered on the Blue Ranger, Billy Cranston.] While this issue will reveal the shocking identity of this mysterious new Ranger, fans will get a chance to imagine themselves as the first new Mighty Morphin Power Ranger in 23 years with special masks arriving in stores the day of release. Fans should check with their local comic book shop on availability of the masks.

The mask features artwork by Prasetya based on a design by Campbell, Saban Brands, and BOOM! Studios.

Issue #9 has sold out at the distributor level. Mighty Morphin Power Rangers #9 Second Printing Variant arrives in stores on January 18. The issue is written by Kyle Higgins (Nightwing, Hadrian’s Wall) with art by Hendry Prasetya and a cover by Goñi Montes.

Friday, December 16, 2016

COMET / Stargate Atlantis Pack Giveaway

Stargate Atlantis has landed back on COMET this month!

Available on television digi-networks and online at, 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.

This month catch greats like Wolfen, Flash Gordon, and Tank Girl! And of course... Stargate Atlantis is back every weeknight this month at 10/9C!

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

We are giving away one COMET/Stargate Atlantis Swag Pack to one lucky reader! Contest starts December 16th and ends at 11:59 p.m. on Friday, December 30th.
Giveaway open to U.S. residents only.

Included in the swag pack are:

One COMET / Stargate Atlantis Exclusive Shirt - This shirt features an exclusive design which will put you on the level of a Stargate traveler - you are officially part of the Space & Interdimensional Exploration Division!

One Comfy Alien Head Beanie - Perfect to set you apart from other boring humans and perfect for the chilly December evenings!

One Stargate Atlantis Necklace - Sure to make you the envy of all your friends!

Two Stargate Patches - Show that Stargate love and officially join up with the Space & Interdimensional Exploration Division!

One COMET Alien Head Stress Ball - because nothing relives stress like squishing an Alien head!

There are three ways to enter:

-Check out the app above and let us know what your favorite episode of Stargate Atlantis is via e-mail (, twitter (@monkeyjedi), or commenting below.

-Follow us on Instagram (popgeekery) or Twitter (@monkeyjedi) and let us know when you do.

-Check out COMET and let us know what you think!

One winner will be randomly chosen. Once notified they will have 24 hours to reply with a mailing address (no P.O. boxes) or an alternate winner will be chosen.

Each household is only eligible to win One COMET / Stargate Atlantis Swag Pack via blog reviews and giveaways. Only one entrant per mailing address per giveaway. If you have won the same prize on another blog, you will not be eligible to win it again. Winner is subject to eligibility verification.

**COMET is sponsoring this giveaway and will be shipping prize to winner. No P.O. boxes. Giveaway open to U.S. residents only.

Monday, December 12, 2016

KaBOOM! to Debut ‘Adventure Time: Islands’ Original Graphic Novel in November

KaBOOM!, an award-winning imprint of publisher BOOM! Studios, and Cartoon Network Enterprises, the licensing and merchandising arm of the network, are excited to announce Adventure Time: Islands, a new original graphic novel coming in November.  

Written by show writer Ashly Burch and illustrated by Diigii Daguna, the Adventure Time: Islands original graphic novel stars Bunny Girl (a.k.a. Jo) and is set roughly a thousand years before the current Adventure Time timeline.  

Launched in February 2012, KaBOOM!'s award-winning Adventure Time comics are based on the hit Cartoon Network original series. From the mind of series creator Pendleton Ward and produced by Cartoon Network Studios, Adventure Time follows the unlikely heroes Finn and Jake, best buddies who traverse the mystical Land of Ooo and encounter its colorful inhabitants—and always find themselves in the middle of heart-pounding escapades. To date, KaBOOM! has published over 50 issues of the main Adventure Time comic series, eight original graphic novels, several spinoff limited series, and recently launched a new ongoing series called Adventure Time Comics.  

Adventure Time: Islands will feature a cover illustrated by the artist team of Braden Lamb & Shelli Paroline, who were the original artists on KaBOOM!’s Adventure Time comics for the first 36 issues. It carries a retail price of $9.99. It will be released in November 2016 and is available to pre-order now through local comic book shops or booksellers.

Thursday, December 8, 2016

Variant Covers for ‘Planet of The Apes/Green Lantern’ #1 Revealed

 Action Figure Variant Cover by David Ryan Robinson

 Spectrum Foil Variant Cover by Felipe Massafera
Silver Age Variant Cover by Paul Rivoche 

Movie Poster Variant Cover by Steve Morris

BOOM! Studios, DC, and Twentieth Century Fox Consumer Products are pleased to reveal variant covers for Planet of the Apes/Green Lantern #1, a six-issue, monthly limited series debuting on February 1, 2017 by writers Robbie Thompson (Silk) and Justin Jordan (Green Lantern), and artist Barnaby Bagenda (The Omega Men).   

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 or 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.