Monday, December 31, 2018

The Best and Worst Autograph Signers and Fan Friendly Celebrities Of 2018


MikeTheFanboy.com, One of the leading Entertainment and in person collecting websites, has announced their best and worst Autograph signers list for 2018.

The list details the celebrities who are the nicest to fans and indulge them in autographs, selfies, etc. While the worst list spotlights the celebrities who don't want to lift a finger for fans.

The list was culled by the Mike The Fanboy writers from Los Angeles, New York, Chicago and England as well as various parts of the world.



Best Autograph Signers of 2018 List     

Jessica Chastain 
Jason Momoa 
Elisabeth Moss 
Ezra Miller 
Nicole Kidman 
Timothee Chalamet 
Norman Reedus 
Tilda Swinton 
Stan Lee 
Karen Gillan  



Worst Autograph Signers of 2018 List
     
Natalie Portman 
The Cast of Stranger Things 
Brie Larson 
Donald Glover 
Alden Ehrenreich 
Bradley Cooper 
Bill Hader 
Trent Reznor 
Anthony Mackie 
Charlize Theron  

About MikeTheFanboy.com: One of the leading Entertainment and in-person collecting websites, MikeTheFanboy.com started over 10 years ago with a small band of writers. It has now expanded, having writers in Los Angeles, Chicago, New York and England. Covering the world of pop culture, celebrate culture and various events throughout the world, MikeTheFanboy.com has carved out its place with fans.

Thursday, December 20, 2018

COMET & CHARGE! December Giveaway! The Terminator! Babylon 5 Christmas Marathon! Blair Witch! And More!


Snow is falling, the scent of pine needles is in the air, so it must be time to watch some awesome movies and TV shows on COMET TV and CHARGE!  

Yep, this December the sci-fi and horror classic The Terminator is blasting its way through Comet TV! Check out the classic and the birth of Cyberdyne Systems!  

If that wasn't enough to celebrate the holiday season Babylon 5 has a Christmas marathon! After you sip your egg nog and trim the tree, turn on COMET TV for a spacey Christmas Marathon! Starting at 10a/9 C!  

And don't forget to check out Area 10! The best in cult classic films are airing all month long on Comet TV!

Airing on COMET in December  

YOU DON'T NEED A SUBSCRIPTION TO WATCH THESE GREAT MOVIES!  THEY'RE AIRING FOR FREE ON COMET!  

Babylon 5 (Christmas Marathon)  

This Christmas, after you sip your egg nog and trim the tree, turn on COMET TV for a spacey Christmas Marathon! Starting at 10a/9 C you can catch up on this classic sci-fi series!  

Christmas Day Tuesday, December 25 starting at 10a/9 C

The Blair Witch Project (1999)  

There's something sinister lurking in Black Hills Forest and missing girl's disappearance is linked to the legend of The Blair Witch! A group heads into the woods to find out what happened and the footage found after will send a chill down your spine. Don't turn your back because you don't know what's lurking behind you!  

Saturday, December 15 at 5/4 C  
Monday, December 17 1/Noon C  
Thursday, December 20 at MIDNIGHT/11 C  
Monday, December 24 at 2a/1 C  
Saturday, December 29 at 12:30a/11:30 C



The Terminator (1984)  

The original classic that started the franchise is airing on Comet TV! Catch Arnold Schwarzenegger and Linda Hamilton in their classic roles trying to defeat Skynet from launching total human extinction. Relive the first time you heard, "Come with me if you want to live!"  

Friday, December 14 at 3/2 C  
Wednesday, December 19 at 10/9 C  
Wednesday, December 26 at 1/Noon C

Area 10  

The best in cult classic films are airing all month long on Comet TV! If you're in the mood for laughs check out Haunted Honeymoon, if you fancy a trip book your ticket to Futureworld, join Ah-Nuld for The Terminator and who doesn't have those Jeepers Creepers!  

Weeknights at 10/9 C  

The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai  
The Shout  
The Cat Creature  
The Blair Witch Project  
Disturbing Behavior  
Runaway  
The Terminator  
Futureworld  
To All a Good Night  
Haunted Honeymoon  
Old Dracula  
Jeepers Creepers  
The Curse  
The Curse II  
Panga  

AND MORE...


Airing on CHARGE! in December  

WATCH ACTION STARS, EVERY-DAY HEROES AND INSANE ATHLETES ENGAGED IN BATTLES, CHASES, SHOWDOWN AND SO MUCH MORE. CHARGE! READY FOR ACTION

Hurtin' For A Burtin'  
From Dusk Till Dawn TRILOGY  

From Dusk Till Dawn (1996)  
From Dusk Till Dawn 2: Texas Blood Money (1999)  
From Dusk Till Dawn 3: Hangman's Daughter (2000)  

Friday, December 14 starting at 10/9 C  
Saturday, December 22 starting at 2/1 C

Chantastic Movie Marathon  

The Forbidden Kingdom (2008)  
Supercop (1996)  
Accidental Spy (Te Wu Mi Cheng) (2001)  

Saturday, December 15 starting at 2/1 C  
Wednesday, December 19 starting at 10/9 C  
Xmas Day Tuesday, December 25 starting at 8/7 C

We have an awesome giveaway with exclusive swag for one awesome COMET TV viewer!


The Comet TV and CHARGE! December Prize Pack has:  

1- Limited Edition Terminator Muscle Shirt- Show off those guns! Figuratively and literally in this awesome Terminator Tee! Do some flexing and share your pics on the gram! #CometTV  

1- Exclusive Blair Witch Holiday Ornament- Deck the halls and ring in the new year with the Blair Witch! This hand-crafted ornament will bring holiday scares to you and those you love!  

1- Terminator Dog Tag- John Connor is the leader of the resistance and this promo dog tag set will get you ready to battle the cyborgs of the future!  

1- Babylon 5 and Space:1999 Custom Snack Box- This is the perfect treat to celebrate any trip to space. It might require some popping, but this custom box will satisfy any spacey craving!

There are three ways to enter:

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

-Let us know which Area 10 films you're excited to see this month via Twitter, Instagram, E-mail (geekhashblog@gmail.com), or in the comment section below!

-Let us know what your favorite Jacki Chan movie is via Email, comments section, or social media!

Contest starts December 20th and ends January 1st, 2019 at 11:59 p.m.

Winner will be contacted and will then have 24 hours to respond with a mailing address (no P.O. boxes) or an alternate winner will be chosen.

*Each household is eligible to win one prize pack via blog reviews and giveaways. If you have won the same prize on another blog, you will not be eligible to win again. Winner is subject to eligibility verification.

**COMET TV + Charge! is sponsoring this contest and will be shipping prize to winner. Giveaway open to U.S. residents only.

Monday, December 17, 2018

It’s Time To Get Hitched with HUSBAND & HUSBAND at BOOM! Studios


BOOM! Studios announced HUSBAND & HUSBAND VOL.1, the first original graphic novel inspired by the multi-platform phenomenon created by Jonathan and Aaron Ferrara. Arriving in stores May 2019, this over-sized collection of Jonathan and Aaron Ferrara’s hit webcomic features 30 never-before-seen strips and a brand-new story only available here, making it a must-have for fans and new readers alike.  

Love isn’t just roses and candy…sometimes it’s video games, cat hair, and comic books! Meet Aaron and Jonathan, real-life husbands who have been documenting their incredibly true tale of two nerds in love with their popular webcomic since 2015. With their distinctive charm and laugh-out-loud humor, HUSBAND & HUSBAND is sweet, hilarious proof that romance is alive and well, even if there IS a bit more Pok√©mon than advertised!  

"Time and time again we are reminded that we are better together--and it all started with HUSBAND & HUSBAND! When we launched our webcomic we thought to ourselves 'Wait, why isn't this name taken yet?' And then we realized 'Oh, yeah! It's because we were just recently allowed to be married, haha!' We like to take a comical approach on life and make people smile, whether you're reading one of our comics or laughing with us (or at us) on our YouTube channel,” said Jonathan and Aaron Ferrara, creators of HUSBAND & HUSBAND. “We are SO EXCITED to hear more and more people use the term Husband & Husband, and hopefully seeing this book on shelves will give others the courage to say it out loud proudly."  

HUSBAND & HUSBAND, is the latest release from BOOM! Studios’ critically acclaimed BOOM! Box imprint, home to popular original series such as Lumberjanes by Shannon Watters, Grace Ellis, Brooklyn A. Allen, and Noelle Stevenson; Giant Days by John Allison, Lissa Treiman, and Max Sarin; The Backstagers by James Tynion IV and Rian Sygh; SLAM! by Pamela Ribon, Veronica Fish, and Mar Julia; Fence by C.S. Pacat and Johanna The Mad; and Goldie Vance by Hope Larson and Brittney Williams.   

“Jonathan and Aaron bring a truly special warmth, charm, and insight to HUSBAND & HUSBAND,” said Shannon Watters, Senior Editor, BOOM! Studios. “It’s a comic that shows you the goofy, joyous, REAL everyday that happens after you found “the one” and the love that follows. If you’re looking for a bit of hope – and some laughs – then this is the book for you.”  

Print copies of HUSBAND & HUSBAND will be available for sale in May 2019 at local comic book shops (use comicshoplocator.com to find the nearest one), bookstores or at the BOOM! Studios webstore. Digital copies can be purchased from content providers, including comiXology, iBooks, Google Play, and the BOOM! Studios app.

Monday, December 10, 2018

eigoMANGA Has Launched A Free Streaming Service Called 'Comic Climax'


eigoMANGA announced today that the company  has launched a free comic media streaming service for iOS and Android called 'Comic  Climax'.  

'Comic Climax' includes access to digital comics, video animation, and music soundtracks.  Users are be able to stream and discover comic media, search and filter by genre, creator  and title, save comics to read offline, as well as find out more about their favorite  creators.  

At launch, the service includes comic titles such as, 'Give My Regards To Black  Jack',  'Vanguard Princess', 'Danity Kane', 'God Drug', 'Soul Ascendance', original animation  videos such as 'Demian', 'Break Ups', 'Short Age', the official soundtrack to the video  game 'Vanguard Princess', and the award-winning feature-length animated film 'Padak'  among others.  

"Our aim in developing 'Comic Climax' was to create a platform where users can  effortlessly access comics, animation, music all-in-one app," claims eigoMANGA's  publisher Austin Osueke.  

'Comic Climax' is free to download worldwide on iOS and Android with no sign up required  to access the streaming service.  

'Comic Climax' is eigoMANGA's latest digital comic distribution platform; in March 2018,  the company released a virtual reality (VR) digital comic app for iOS and Android called  'ComX VR'.  

More information on 'Comic Climax' can be found on it's eigoMANGA page at http://www.eigomanga.com/#climax.html 



Thursday, December 6, 2018

Airing on COMET in December


Everyone at Comet TV and CHARGE! Wishes you and your family a wonderful holiday season!


AREA 10
The best in cult classic films are airing all month long on Comet TV! If you’re in the mood for laughs check out Haunted Honeymoon, if you fancy a trip to book your ticket to Futureworld, join Ah-Nuld for The Terminator and who doesn’t have those Jeepers Creepers!

Weeknights at 10/9 C

The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai
The Shout
The Cat Creature 
The Blair Witch Project 
Disturbing Behavior 
Runaway
The Terminator 
Futureworld 
To All a Good Night 
Haunted Honeymoon 
Old Dracula 
Jeepers 
Creepers 
The Curse
The Curse II
Panga

AND MORE...


Plus, Comet TV is airing Stigmata with special audio commentary!     

Frankie is having a really bad day. Suddenly she is getting wounds similar to the crucification of Jesus. Yikes! The classic film Stigmata starring Oscar winner Patricia Arquette is showing on COMET TV with special audio commentary! Learn why the director chose certain shots and the behind the scenes of the horror classic!

Saturday, December 8 at 5/4 C (airing with special audio commentary)

Sunday, December 9 at 3/2 C (airing without commentary)

Babylon 5 (Christmas Marathon)

This Christmas, after you sip your eggnog and trim the tree, turn on COMET TV for a spacey Christmas Marathon! Starting at 10a/9 C you can catch up on this classic sci-fi series!

Christmas Day Tuesday, December 25 starting at 10a/9 C


Watch action stars, every-day heroes and insane athletes engaged in battles, chases, showdown and so much more.CHARGE! Ready for Action 

Airing on CHARGE! in December

From Dusk Till Dawn TRILOGY

From Dusk Till Dawn (1996) 
From Dusk Till Dawn  2: Texas Blood Money  (1999) 
From Dusk Till Dawn 3: Hangman’s Daughter (2000) 

Tuesday, December 4 starting at 8/7 C
Friday, December 14 starting at 10/9 C
Saturday, December 22 starting at 2/1 C

Chantastic Movie Marathon

The Forbidden Kingdom (2008)
Supercop (1996) 
Accidental Spy (Te Wu Mi Cheng) (2001)

Friday, December 7 starting at NOON/11a C 
Saturday, December 15 starting at 2/1 C 
Wednesday, December 19 starting at 10/9 C 
Xmas Day Tuesday, December 25 starting at 8/7 C

CHiPs(Series) 
California Highway Patrol motorcycle officers Jon Baker and Frank "Ponch" Poncherello cruise the freeways of Los Angeles, solve crimes and help people in trouble in this cop show. The stakes usually weren't very high -- the better to highlight the personal lives of Ponch and Jon.

Weekdays at 11a/10 C
Weeknights at 6/5C



Thursday, November 29, 2018

COMET & CHARGE! November Giveaway! Babylon 5! Flash Gordon! Area 10 Movies! and more!


November is here and COMET TV has so many awesome shows and TV Shows to entertain you!

Airing on COMET in November  YOU DON'T NEED A SUBSCRIPTION TO WATCH THESE GREAT MOVIES!  THEY'RE AIRING FOR FREE ON COMET!  

Area 10  
For the best in cult classic films, look no further than Comet TV! If you're looking to Rage, there's The Rage: Carrie 2 to fire up your night, or how about horror master Clive Barker's Lord of Illusions? If you're looking for some family fun break out the boom box because we have Mac & Me!  

Weeknights at 10/9 C  

The Terminator  
Stigmata  
The Rage: Carrie 2  
Space Probe 
Taurus  
Delirious  
Mesa of Lost Women  
Mad Max  
Cherry 2000  
Dangerous Game  
Fido  
Steel Dawn  
Retaliator  
Night of the Living Dead  
The Garbage Pail Kids Movie  
Mac and Me  
AND MORE...

Babylon 5 (series)  
New on COMET! Creator J. Michael Straczynski's ambitious and complex futuristic space opera charts five years in the lives of those aboard the titular 5-mile-long space station, where personal drama plays out against a tense political backdrop of looming war between bitter enemies the Centauri and the Narn.  

In November, Babylon 5 airs every day at Noon/11 C and every night at 9/8 C

Space: 1999 (series)  
Space: 1999 officially crash landed on COMET! The residents of Moonbase Alpha were just minding their own business when the nuclear waste stored there suddenly exploded, causing the moon to hurtle into space. After passing through a black hole and a couple random "Space Warps," you begin to wonder, is there a mysterious force guiding them?  

In November, Space: 1999 airs with back-to-back episodes every Saturday & Sunday evenings starting at 10/9C

Airing on CHARGE! in November  

WATCH ACTION STARS, EVERY-DAY HEROES AND INSANE ATHLETES ENGAGED IN BATTLES, CHASES, SHOWDOWN AND SO MUCH MORE. CHARGE! READY FOR ACTION  

CHiPs (Series)  
California Highway Patrol motorcycle officers Jon Baker and Frank "Ponch" Poncherello cruise the freeways of Los Angeles, solve crimes and help people in trouble in this cop show. The stakes usually weren't very high -- the better to highlight the personal lives of Ponch and Jon.  

Weekdays at 11a/10 C  
Weeknights at 6/5 C

Brawlin' Bronson Marathon  
When there's crime and you need someone to take care of business there's only one man for the job; Charles Bronson! On CHARGE! In November is the Brawlin' Bronson Marathon! Three classic Charles Bronson movies sure to get your adrenaline pumping!  

Borderline  
The Evil That Men Do  
Love and Bullets  

Monday, November 12 8/7 C  
Tuesday, November 20 10/9 C  
Thursday November 29 9/8 C

To celebrate all of the awesome entertainment coming our way in November, we're giving away an awesome prize pack!



The Comet TV and CHARGE! November Prize Pack has:  

1 - Limited Edition Babylon 5 Hat: Only available via this promotion, this hat emblazoned with the iconic Babylon 5 logo will make a spacey addition to your collection  

1 - COMET TV Flash Gordon Clamshell Pack: If you're getting ready to check out the original Flash Gordon serials, this clamshell pack, stuffed with binge worthy popcorn will make even the Ming Merciless' diabolical plans seem like fun.  

2 - COMET TV Babylon 5 and Space: 1999 Confidential Lithograph Set: This set of lithographs are fun exclusives featuring the iconic ships from the COMET TV Space Block. Packaged in a confidential envelope, this set will give you the insiders info on your two favorite spacey shows.  

1 - Exclusive CHARGE! CHiPs Aviator Sunglasses: How you doin'? When cursing down Pacific Coast Highway pop on these aviator sunglasses and get into the CHiPs spirit!

There are three ways to enter:

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

-Let us know what your favorite episode of Babylon 5 is via Twitter, Instagram, email (geekhashblog@gmail.com), or in the comment section below!

-Let us know which movies you'll be watching this month on COMET TV via Twitter, Instagram, email, or in the comment section below!

Contest starts November 29th and ends on December 4th at 11:59 pm

Winner will be contacted and will then have 24 hours with a mailing address (no P.O. boxes) or an alternate winner will be chosen.

*Each household is eligible to win one prize pack via blog reviews and giveaways. If you have won the same prize on another blog, you will not be eligible to win again. Winner is subject to eligibility verification.

**COMET TV + Charge! are sponsoring this contest and will be shipping prize to the winner. Giveaway open to U.S. residents only.

Monday, November 26, 2018

Celebrate The 21 Business Days of Christmas with Daily Doorbusters and Exclusive Giveaways


Entertainment Earth®, a pioneer in the collectibles and toy industry, will celebrate the gift-giving season with The 21 Business Days of Christmas, November 19, 2018 through December 18, 2018.     

It might look like someone got the traditional 12 days of Christmas backward. It might sound like the clunkiest way to commemorate the season. But it actually means Entertainment Earth is about to boost your gift search into warp speed. You see, Santa may be watching you all the time, but your boss isn’t. Why not take some time during your break or lunch hour (wink wink) to shop online for unique and must-have collectibles during The 21 Business Days of Christmas?     

The Entertainment Earth festivities will kick off with extremely limited daily doorbusters of the year’s best-selling items like the Marvel Legends Thor, Rocket Raccoon, & Groot - TRU Exclusive and Mighty Morphin Power Rangers Legacy Green Ranger Helmet. There will also be amazing giveaways! Enter for a chance to win a DC Collectibles' DC Artists Alley Batman by Chris Uminga Matte Black & Gold Variant Vinyl Figure - SDCC 2018 Exclusive or the original prototypes of two Funko 2018 Convention Exclusive Pop! Vinyl Figures: Hellboy in Suit and Looney Tunes Playboy Penguin.     

Entertainment Earth has been helping gift-givers with a passion for pop culture make their lists and check them twice since 1996. This year, the company has crafted numerous gift guides with toys, action figures, bobble heads, and collectibles that will rise to the top of the must-have heap faster than St. Nick can rise up a chimney. Mark your calendars now and check back often during The 21 Business Days of Christmas at entertainmentearth.com/21days.

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Comet TV's Flash Gordon Feast! Alternative Thanksgiving Viewing!


As alternative holiday viewing Comet TV has The Flash Gordon Feast, featuring all 12 parts of Flash Gordon Conquers The Universe!

As the turkey cooks in the oven and the potatoes get mashed, Comet TV has the perfect thing to entertain the masses!     

It's a Flash Gordon Feast!     

This Thanksgiving tune in to COMET for a classic Sci-fi feast! When your planet is in danger what do you do? Call former football player Flash Gordon to save the day of course! Flash heads into space with his merry band of friends to stop the evil Ming Merciless and one of his many diabolical plans to destroy our way of life. And you thought climate change was an issue?     

Flash Gordon Feast starts Thanksgiving Day, November 22 starting at 1/Noon C     

All 12 parts of Flash Gordon Conquers The Universe will be airing!

Saturday, November 17, 2018

Celia Lowenthal Covers BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER #2


BOOM! Studios unveiled a variant cover to BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER #2 by fan favorite artist Celia Lowenthal (Over The Garden Wall: Hollow Town). The next chapter of the hotly-anticipated series will debut in-stores February 13th, 2019, in partnership with 20th Century Fox Consumer Products.  

The reimagining of Joss Whedon's groundbreaking series continues as Drusilla, the self-proclaimed Mistress and her pet, Spike, make their debut with their sights set on Buffy! Meanwhile, Giles is determined to teach Buffy about her destiny, responsibility, blah blah...can someone tell him to chill? How bad can it get?   

Welcome back to the Hellmouth as Eisner Award-nominated writer Jordie Bellaire (Redlands) and Russ Manning Award-winning artist Dan Mora (Klaus, Saban’s Go Go Power Rangers), along with series creator and story consultant Joss Whedon (the visionary writer/director behind Firefly, Marvel’s The Avengers, and more), reimagine the groundbreaking pop culture phenomenon from the very beginning.  

Buffy The Vampire Slayer premiered on the WB Network on March 10th, 1997. The Emmy and Golden Globe-nominated series, which ran for seven seasons from 1997-2003, stars Sarah Michelle Gellar as “Buffy Summers.” Chosen to battle vampires, demons and other forces of darkness, Buffy is aided by a Watcher who guides and teaches her as she surrounds herself with a circle of friends called the “Scooby Gang.”  

BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER #2 features a main cover by acclaimed Mondo illustrator Matthew Taylor, along with covers by Kevin Wada (She-Hulk), Ryan Inzana (Ichiro), and Audrey Mok (Archie).  

“We’re excited to have Celia join us for a variant cover for the second issue of Jordie and Dan’s incredible vision for Buffy and the gang, and to bring her unique point of view to the story,” said Jeanine Schaefer, Executive Editor, BOOM! Studios. “We’re treating each issue of this series like an event – so if you think Spike and Drusilla are the end of our big reveals, just wait till you get to the last page.”  

BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER is the latest release from BOOM! Studios’ eponymous imprint, home to a world-class group of licensed comic book series and ambitious original series, including Joss Whedon’s Firefly, Lev Grossman’s The Magicians, Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, Planet of the Apes, Abbott, Mech Cadet Yu, Grass Kings, and Klaus.   

Print copies of BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER #2 will be available for sale on February 13th, 2019 exclusively at local comic book shops (use comicshoplocator.com to find the nearest one) or at the BOOM! Studios webstore. Digital copies can be purchased from content providers, including comiXology, iBooks, Google Play, and the BOOM! Studios app.

Saturday, November 10, 2018

Review- October Funko/Amazon Star Wars Smuggler’s Bounty


Recently, Funko made the decision to end their subscription boxes and offer them through various retailers. Hot Topic is the destination for fans of the Disney Treasures box. Marvel Collector Corps and Star Wars Smuggler’s Bounty subscribers have to head over to Amazon to get their fix. And as far as DC’s Legion of Collectors, we still don’t know which retailer that box is going to be offered up at.

The Smuggler’s Bounty Boxes have been largely hit or miss for me, so I canceled my subscription long before it went to Amazon. But when Funko started advertising the Cloud City box my interest was piqued. Then, when they sent out an email with a spoiler pic of Harrison Ford in carbonite I HAD to order it. I was hoping we’d get a movie moment with Chewie, Leia, and Han in carbonite. What we got was equally as cool.

I had a couple of issues with this month’s box. To start, the boxes have been a bit disappointing since they hit Amazon. I ordered the first two MCC boxes and they seemed...chintzier. The shipping boxes weren’t as nice as the older ones and the items inside seemed less thoughtful than they used to be. The item selection just feels...lazy. Not only that, but the POP! in this box fit so tightly in the box that I had to literally tear it apart to get it out. We got three items; a POP! Movie Moment, a keychain, and a Mystery Mini figure. I’m definitely missing the patch and pin and wearable that used to come in the box.

The first item in the box was an Billy Dee Williams Lando Calrissian key chain. I love the character of Lando, but the keychain wasn’t very exciting. Second was the Mystery Mini figure, which is Chewbacca carrying C-3P0. I have to admit, this one is pretty cool even though I’d have preferred a patch and pin.

The last item in the box was the ‘Boba gets his Bounty’ Movie Moment. I’m a huge Boba Fett fan, so this one was awesome. I wasn’t initially a fan of the Movie Moment line, but since I got a couple as gifts, they’ve grown on me. It’s awesome finally getting a Han in carbonite POP! I’ve been waiting for this one for a long time. This is, unfortunately, the only item that made this box worth getting. I am definitely going to be suspending my Smuggler’s Bounty subscription and renewing on a theme by theme basis.

The POP! Movie Moment is what made the box for me. Unfortunately, the box overall was a bit disappointing. It feels like Funko has gotten a little lazy in putting them together. I ended up cancelling my subscription until I learn the next boxes' theme and decide whether or not to re-up. 


Inside this month's box:

-POP! Movie Moment: 'Boba Gets His Bounty'
-Lando Keychain
-Chewbacca/C-3P0 Mystery Mini








Sunday, November 4, 2018

American Gothic Press and Echo Lake Entertainment Present "Nice"


The increasingly direct link from comic book to film property has prompted at least one studio to go straight to comic books with their best new story. Echo Lake Entertainment has partnered with American Gothic Press for its new assassin mystery NICE.

Welcome to NICE. We’ve got assassins, bored hipsters, deranged detectives, and the electric glow of an LA smog sunset. The transport is a ’69 GTO and the drinks are upright Manhattans, with a cherry. Blood and death are just part of a normal day, man.

Jose and Kevin, a couple of bar-hopping hipster dudes, are running errands for a massive crime organization in Los Angeles, and they’re a little bit in over their heads. It’s clear they’re not quite at the top of their game when they drive a masked man to his hit point and take off for drinks after five minutes of waiting.

Meanwhile, said masked man’s attempt at a quick break in and snuff job has gone to hell because the target, Detective Hanin, is a slightly psychopathic, drug-addicted ball-buster who’s set a trap. Much blood later, the masked man is a pulpy corpse, and Hanin has one more clue to unlocking the mystery of NICE. 


Jose and Kevin are a kind of unlikely assassin-aiding odd couple. Kevin is an obsessive, bizarre, socially awkward sociopath who tries to pick up Grace, one of NICE’s top assassins, at a bar before understanding that she’s basically his boss. Jose is a down to earth musician wannabe who thinks Kevin’s methods are a bit too unconventional when he botches a clean up job by blowing the victim’s head off. But something about the way Kevin works is attractive to NICE, because Grace keeps meeting him for coffee, giving him new assignments. 

Precinct blood worker Phil catches on to Hanin when he realizes the crime scene with the masked man doesn’t fit her claim of self-defense. After leaking a piece of information that has Hanin slamming him against a bathroom wall in rage, Phil decides to join her in an off-duty crusade to try to find the guys who sent the masked man and what organization they work for. 

Hanin is hiding some serious secrets, and not even witnessing people get their heads blown off point blank is going to set her off course. She’s a bit of a beast, hardly human anymore, would rather pass out in an impounded car than do anything the old fashioned way. But nobody escapes NICE – not cops, not innocent old men who lose their heads for talking too much, and certainly not Jose and Kevin, who are not going to make it through their initiation unscathed.


In Shops: Dec 05, 2018 
SRP: $3.99

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

BOOM! Studios’ OLD CITY BLUES in Development as a Hulu Original Series


Hulu announced that OLD CITY BLUES, based on the hit graphic novel series created by Giannis Milonogiannis (Prophet, G.I. Joe) for BOOM! Studios’ Archaia imprint, is in development as a Hulu Original Series in partnership with Brad Weston’s Makeready TV Studio. Kerry Washington (Scandal) is attached to star and executive produce the series, and Gore Verbinski (Pirates of The Caribbean, Rango) is attached to direct and executive produce the series. Arash Amel (The Titan, creator of the Archaia graphic novel Butterfly) wrote the pilot and is attached to EP the series. Brad Weston and Scott Nemes are attached to EP for Makeready. Ross Richie (Founder & CEO) and Stephen Christy (President, Development) will serve as executive producers on the series for BOOM! Studios.  

Set in the near future, the graphic novel series follows the men and women of the New Athens police force. Built in the aftermath of a disastrous flood on the ruins of the country once known as Greece, New Athens is a new independent city created and wholly owned by technology giant Hayashi Corporation. When the cybernetically augmented founder of Hayashi is found murdered, it seems to be just another case of cyborg persecution. But Hayashi Corporation's strange response to the incident raises the suspicions of lead detective and the Special Police. The mystery they unravel will leads them straight into the wasteland of the Old City.  

OLD CITY BLUES joins BOOM! Studios’ diverse array of projects in development for film, including Mouse Guard at Fox with Wes Ball (The Maze Runner trilogy) set to direct with Matt Reeves (The Batman) producing; Goldie Vance at Fox with Rashida Jones (Angie Tribeca) to adapt and direct with Kerry Washington (Scandal) producing; Imagine Agents at Fox with Richie Keen directing and Shawn Levy (Stranger Things) producing; Irredeemable at Fox with Adam McKay (The Big Short) producing and directing, the 2018 Eisner Award-nominated Bolivar at Fox with Shawn Levy producing; and groundbreaking worldwide YA phenomenon Lumberjanes at Fox. For television, BOOM! Studios has multiple series in development including the GLAAD Media Award-winning The Woods at Syfy with Brad Peyton (San Andreas) set to direct and executive produce the pilot.

Friday, October 26, 2018

"The Walking Dead" Director, Greg Nicotero tapped for Todd McFarlane's New "Spawn" Movie


Nicotero, an award-winning executive producer, director, and make-up special effects creator on THE WALKING DEAD has come on board, with his company KNB EFX, to create the new Spawn design for the upcoming McFarlane/ Blumhouse Spawn feature film.   

McFarlane, Nicotero and KNB EFX Group,  worked together on the 1997 Spawn movie. "I'm a long-time fan of Greg's work and the projects his company, KNB have done throughout the years," said McFarlane. "Working with him once again, to re-invent the Spawn 'look' so it will match the supernatural theme in the movie, is going to be a fun process." 

This year, McFarlane has announced an ensemble of award-winning talent that has signed on to the Spawn Movie Cast. Academy Award and Golden Globe winner Jamie Foxx (Ray, Django Unchained, The Amazing Spider-man) has been cast as Spawn and Academy Award nominee Jeremy Renner (Hurt Locker, Wind River, The Avengers) has been tapped to play Twitch.    

This newest adaptation, a gritty, R-rated reimagining marks McFarlane's film directorial debut. McFarlane is partnering with Jason Blum and Blumhouse Productions, the producing force behind recent hits Get Out and Split and The Purge franchise, to develop a feature film around the Spawn comic character created by McFarlane.

Friday, October 19, 2018

COMET & CHARGE! October Giveaway! Hushaween! Midnight Movies! Babylon 5! And More!


It's the sound of silence! 

This Halloween tune in to COMET TV as they bring you the horror classics that will send shivers down your spine. Before Buffy, before Edward, and before a certain Count, there was Nosferatu. The classic Vampire film, which is followed by The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari and The original Phantom of the Opera.

Sure to send you to another world, COMET TV brings Space: 1999 and Babylon 5 back for classic spacey adventures! Everyday you can see Babylon 5 and Space: 1999 has back-to-back episodes on Saturday and Sunday evenings! Talk about out of this world!

So you can't sleep? COMET TV has the solution with cult classic midnight movies airing Mon - Fri! You can pencil in Night of the Creeps, get sucked into Vampires on Bikini Beach and do your best to escape The House on Haunted Hill!

And CHARGE! has the classic series CHiPs! Join Ponch and Jon as they cruse the freeways of Los Angeles solving crime! Back when you could cruse the freeways of Los Angeles!

Airing on COMET in October  YOU DON'T NEED A SUBSCRIPTION TO WATCH THESE GREAT MOVIES!  THEY'RE AIRING FOR FREE ON COMET!

Babylon 5 (series)
New on COMET in October! Creator J. Michael Straczynski's ambitious and complex futuristic space opera charts five years in the lives of those aboard the titular 5-mile-long space station, where personal drama plays out against a tense political backdrop of looming war between bitter enemies the Centauri and the Narn.

In October, Babylon 5 airs every day at Noon/11 C and every night at 9/8 C

Hushaween (Halloween Marathon)
This Halloween tune in to COMET as they bring you the silent horror classics that will send shivers down your spine. Before Buffy, before Edward, and before a certain Count, there was Nosferatu. Catch the classic Vampire film, followed by The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari and The Phantom of the Opera.

Halloween night October 31 starting at 10/9 C

Nosferatu
at 10/9 C

The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari
at MIDNIGHT/11 C

The Phantom of the Opera
at 2:30a/1:30 C

MIDNIGHT MOVIES 

So you can't sleep? COMET TV has the solution with cult classic midnight movies airing Mon - Fri! You can pencil in Night of the Creeps, get sucked into Vampires on Bikini Beach and do your best to escape The House on Haunted Hill!

Weeknights at MIDNIGHT/11 C

NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD
COCKNEY VS. ZOMBIES
THE FALLING
AFTER MIDNIGHT
VAMPIRES ON BIKINI BEACH
WOLF
WITCHBOARD
BATS
GHOST TOWN
SCARECROWS
NIGHT OF THE CREEPS
UNSPEAKABLE
PALE BLOOD
SUGAR HILL
HOUSE ON HAUNTED HILL
THE RAGE: CARRIE 2
AND MORE...



House of the Long Shadows (1984)
Four horror masters team up for chills, thrills and comedy! Join Vincent Price, Christopher Lee, Peter Cushing and John Carradine as they head to a seemingly deserted manor. One by one the visitors are picked off, and trapped in the giant estate! But who could be the killer?

Friday, October 26 at MIDNIGHT/11 C

Rage: Carrie 2 (1999)
You've heard of Carrie White, haven't you? Well, don't worry because she's not here in the sequel to the classic, instead we get Rachel who inconceivably is Carrie White's half sister. And She's also telekinetic! Say wha? It's up to Sue Snell to try and save her from succumbing to Carrie White's fate!

Wednesday, October 24 at MIDNIGHT/11 C

Airing on CHARGE! in October  CHiPs (Series)  California Highway Patrol motorcycle officers Jon Baker and Frank "Ponch" Poncherello cruise the freeways of Los Angeles, solve crimes and help people in trouble in this cop show. The stakes usually weren't very high -- the better to highlight the personal lives of Ponch and Jon.

Weekdays at 11a/10 C
Weeknights at 6/5 C

Warrior (2011)
An estranged family finds redemption in the unlikeliest of places: the MMA ring. Tommy (Tom Hardy), an ex-Marine with a tragic past, returns home and enlists his father (Nick Nolte), a recovering alcoholic and former wrestling coach, to train him for "Sparta," the biggest MMA tournament ever held. But when Tommy's underdog brother, Brendan (Joel Edgerton), fights his way into the tournament, the two brothers must finally confront each other and the forces that pulled them apart.

Saturday, October 13 at 5/6 C

To usher in the spooky happenings of October we want to give readers the chance to win the COMET TV and CHARGE! October Prize Pack!

The Comet TV and CHARGE! October Prize Pack has:

1 - Limited Edition Nosferatu Shirt: Only available via this promotion, this creepy T-Shirt is sure to make your neighbors and friends shriek with envy! AHHHHHHHHH!

1 - COMET TV Blood Bag Water Bottle: I would like some Type-A Negative please. No matter what your flavor, this novelty water bottle is the perfect thing to fill up for an on the go refreshment.

1- COMET TV Babylon 5 Magnets: Show off your spacey side with these super fresh Babylon 5 magnets. Perfect for any new recruit looking to sign up for new spacey adventures!

1 - COMET TV Midnight Movies Blood Splattered Candy: Do you have a bit of a sweet tooth? This candy assortment will give you that sugar rush you're craving! There's Ghost Poofs, suckers, bugs, lizards and more!

1 - Exclusive CHARGE! CHiPs Ticket Memo Pad: Do you see someone breaking the law and you just have to sound off and tell them? Is someone's parking THAT bad you want to be like, Dude come on? Now's your chance! Write them a little note, and maybe mention that CHiPs is heading to CHARGE! as well!

There are three ways to enter:

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

-Let us know what your favorite film to watch on Halloween is via Twitter, Instagram, e-mail (geekhashblog@gmail.com), or in the comment section below!

-Let us know what your favorite CHiPs episode is via Twitter, Instagram, e-mail, or in the comment section below!

Contest starts October 19th and ends at 11:59 p.m. on Wednesday, October 31st.

Winner will be contacted and will then have 24 hours to respond with a mailing address (no P.O. boxes) or an alternate winner will be chosen.

*Each household is eligible to win one prize pack via blog reviews and giveaways. If you have won the same prize on another blog, you will not be eligible to win again. Winner is subject to eligibility verification.

**COMET TV + Charge! are sponsoring this contest and will be shipping prize to the winner. Giveaway open to U.S. residents only.