Friday, April 17, 2015

Batman Vs Superman Trailer Leaks Early ..And Reactions Are Meh

A good friend pops up on my Facebook messenger and delivers the cryptic message we get 15 times a day... "Have you seen this??" A link is all that accompanies the message. After a quick debate if I'm going to get a virus from clicking or Rickroll'd, I throw caution to the wind and click. Up pops the ominous symbol of BATMAN VS SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE. It is weighty, antiquey and most importantly, it is ANGRY. I suspect it feeds on orphan souls but we'll keep my conspiracy theories out of this. The page i'm brought to announces that the time has come to show off the long awaited trailer for Warner Bros. latest DC Comics epic after what feels like years of quick but impactful reveals including character costumes and a Batmobile. I remind myself to include the never-ending unveiling of Jared Leto's Joker hairstyle in this list before remembering that is a different movie all together...which is very telling. 

Archie Vs Sharknado!

This summer, just in time for Syfy's SHARKNADO 3: OH HELL NO!, fans will see an unexpected, jaw-dropping twist to the Sharknado saga - in Riverdale USA!
 Just when Archie and the gang think they can kick back and enjoy a few months of beaches, naps and sun, they're faced with a storm of sharknados - heading straight for their hometown of Riverdale. 

Archie and his friends have to battle the incoming pop culture storm as it creeps up the "Feast" coast to Riverdale - and then try to save what's left of their hometown. Who lives? Who dies? Read the book!

Written by SHARKNADO trilogy director Anthony C. Ferrante with art by Archie legend Dan Parent, the "shark-tacular" extra-sized 48-page issue serves as a nice appetizer to SHARKNADO 3, which debuts on Syfy the same day the book is released in comic shops and digitally: Wednesday, July 22.

Monday, April 13, 2015

Dreamworks Dragons: Race to the Edge Coming to Netflix 6/26

On June 26, the studio that brought you How to Train Your Dragon unveils an all-new Netflix original series that takes Hiccup and Toothless to the edge of adventure: DREAMWORKS DRAGONS: RACE TO THE EDGE!

DreamWorks Animation and Netflix revealed the exact premiere date today -- along with the first sneak peek at the exciting, action-packed opening credits.

Pop Culture Worlds Collide in LEGO DIMENSIONS

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, TT Games and The LEGO Group today announced LEGO® Dimensions, an all-new entertainment experience that breaks the rules of traditional gaming to merge physical LEGO brick building with interactive console gameplay in a manner only imaginable in the world of LEGO games.  Launching September 27, 2015, the game will fuse many fan-favorite universes together, including DC Comics, The Lord of the Rings, The LEGO Movie, The Wizard of Oz, LEGO Ninjago, Back to the Future, and many more still to be announced.

Sunday, April 12, 2015

ABC Family TV Gets Supernatural with "Beyond" and "Shadowhunters"

ABC Family continues its original programming momentum by greenlighting two new pilots: saga series “Shadowhunters” and the supernatural drama series “Beyond.”

Based on the bestselling young adult fantasy book series The Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare, “Shadowhunters” follows 18-year-old Clary Fray, who finds out on her birthday that she is not who she thinks she is but rather comes from a long line of Shadowhunters – human-angel hybrids who hunt down demons. When her mother Jocelyn is kidnapped, Clary is thrown into the world of demon hunting with mysterious Shadowhunter Jace and her best friend, Simon. Now living among faeries, warlocks, vampires and werewolves, Clary begins a journey of self-discovery as she learns more about her past and what her future may hold. Filming begins May 2015.

Friday, April 10, 2015

Justice League: Gods and Monsters Preview

Warner Bros. straight to DVD and Blu-ray animated epic Batman vs Robin is shipping out across the globe and that means it's time to preview the next animated feature film in their 2015 lineup! Justice League: Gods and Monsters; not to be confused with the comic book story line of the same name; was developed by the powerhouse trio of Alan Burnett (Batman: The Animated Series, Batman Beyond), Bruce Timm (all things great and small in the DC animated universe including Batman, Superman, Justice League and the Justice League Unlimited animated series) and Sam Liu (Batman: Year One, All-Star Superman) as a stand alone, Elseworlds saga with a Superman, Wonder Woman and Batman you've never met before.

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Popular Skullture: The Skull Motif in Pulps, Paperbacks and Comics

Kitchen Sink Books/Dark Horse Comics announces the publication of Popular Skullture: The Skull Motif in Pulps, Paperbacks and Comics by Monte Beauchamp.

Handsomely designed, this compact art book pays tribute to skull imagery on the covers of comic books, pulp magazines and paperbacks from the 1930s,’40s and ‘50s. For example, on a 1943 cover of the legendary pulp Amazing Stories, a menacing skull hovers in front of a beautiful woman in a peach-colored gown whose hands are outstretched. The title “Priestess of the Floating Skull” radiates from the glowing enchantress and skull, creating an immediate mystery. This cover and more than 150 others make this collection an irresistible page-turner.

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Geek Flea 9 Coming to Kearny, NJ

2 floors of dorky goodness await an unsuspecting crowd at the 9th Geek Flea this April 18th! The First Presbyterian Church of Arlington in Kearny, NJ is once again home to Geek Flea; a packed house full of artists and crafts people, folks unloading some awesomely geeky items (like toys, comics, t shirts, video games & more), fantastic foods, excellent music and contests held all day long. The show goes from 10am to 5pm and admission is FREE! Click here to map the location and we'll see you there!

Nightwing Battles Damien in a New Batman vs Robin Clip

The world is turned upside down when one of the world’s greatest super heroes – Batman – finds himself under attack by his own son in the newest DC Universe Original Movie – Batman vs. Robin. This all-new original film arrives April 14, 2015 from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment on Blu-Ray™ Deluxe Edition, Blu-Ray™ Combo Pack, DVD and Digital HD. The brand-new product offering, Blu-ray™ Deluxe Edition, will include the Blu-Ray™ Combo Pack, along with a Batman figurine in a gift set.

Build The WWE Wrestler Of Tomorrow

The newest trend in kid-centric action figures is the build-a-figure model. Don't get this confused with the scheme to get collectors to buy a whole wave of action figures by putting bits of a slightly bigger (or sometimes tiny) figure in each package, allowing you to assemble your bonus character 1 foot at a time. These are figures with less articulation and paint applications, often implementing a chunkier feel, with body parts you can pull off and swap with another character's appendages. So far Hasbro has released Transformers, Star Wars and Marvel Comics characters with plans to add Jurassic World Dinosaurs to the mix, while Playmates has adopted the format for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Now Mattel jumps in, allowing kids of all sizes to build the ultimate WWE Superstar with action figures that can battle right alongside their pre-existing collections!