Friday, March 24, 2017

Warner Bros Uniting Their Justice League *Updated 3/25*

Warner Bros. Justice League Trailer Premiere Logo Poster
EYE CANDEEEEE!!! Warner Bros. are ramping up the excitement to their full Justice League trailer reveal on Saturday, March 25th, so we've got posters and trailer teasers and logo art and the hopes and prayers of a nation asking that no one ever screams MARTHA when the credits roll at the end of a near deafening super hero epic ever again. Perhaps, on the strength of Jason Momoa's pecks alone, we will get a Justice League film worthy of the years of excellent comic book writing we've been swimming in since we were tiny, chubby babies. Cross your fingers!! Let's check out the goods...

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Dynamite and Electric Entertainment Bring "The Librarians" to Comics

Dynamite Entertainment, the leading publisher of licensed comic books, announces today an exclusive partnership with Electric Entertainment to develop the hit television series The Librarians into an all-new series of comics and graphic novels!

Based on TNT's hit movie franchise of the same name, The Librarians centers on an ancient organization hidden beneath the Metropolitan Public Library, dedicated to protecting an unknowing world from the secret, magical reality hidden all around. Rebecca Romijn (X-Men), Christian Kane (TNT's Leverage, Angel), Lindy Booth (Dawn of the Dead, The Philanthropist) and John Harlan Kim (Neighbors, The Pacific) star in the series as the newest protectors of the world's mystical treasures, with Emmy® winner John Larroquette (Night Court, Deception) as their reluctant caretaker. Noah Wyle, who originated the role of Flynn Carsen, one of the longest-surviving librarians in the mythology created in TNT's hit movie trilogy, has recurred throughout the series and continues to serve as an executive producer.

S.H. Figuarts WWE Action Figures Cue Their Entrance Music

S.H. Figuarts WWE Action Figures
Bluefin, the leading North American distributor of toys, collectibles, and hobby merchandise from Japan, steps into the ring with new S.H. Figuarts WWE action figures from Tamashii Nations featuring iconic professional wrestlers The Rock, Stone Cold Steve Austin, and Triple H.

Tamashii Nations’ new 6-inch wresting figures are their first products developed for the WWE Universe. The figures are fully poseable with over 30 points of articulation and each figure makes use of Tamashii’s proprietary Digital Color Technology on the head sculpts, resulting in portraits with an uncanny lifelike resemblance to the WWE superstars.

All S.H. Figuarts WWE figures are packed with signature accessories, optional expression parts, and interchangeable hands.

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Netflix Drops a Death Note Teaser Trailer

Netflix Death Note American Teaser Trailer
Life in the age of remakes, reboots and re-imaginings! Is it wonderful...or a living hell. I guess it depends on your perspective. For me, even if a rekindling of my geek loves via some studio's revamping of a favorite property gives me a 50/50 shot at some new media i'll love and with it, maybe NEW TOYS!!! It always comes back to toys. Most of you will still be on the fence even after watching the teaser for Netflix's Americanized Death Note, but hey...they could surprise you! They've certainly got the right crew at the wheel.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Our Cherry Picked Selections from the Tribeca Film Festival

It's almost time for the Tribeca Film Festival! This jewel in the crown of New York cinema is something we look forward to every yer along with its diverse lineup of films that seem to be captured by everything from an iPhone to a high end, high definition RED camera. Where else can you watch a film with Arnold Schwarzenegger facing a zombie apocalypse, another about military drone combat and another about a wrestler who dressed like a banana...all in the same day?! Let's dive into the prime cuts for those of geeky minds from this year's film festival lineup...

Friday, March 17, 2017

New York Comic Con Eliminating Multi-Day Passes

As the east end of the nation begins to thaw out from the last gasp of a very schizophrenic Winter, thoughts turn to the massive conventions lining up for every geek's dollar. New York Comic Con sent out an announcement today expressing that, while that are not ready to fire that starter pistol on ticket sales just yet, they are laying out some new guidelines that may impact a visitor's participation, especially if you were planning on flying in for the whole event.

The blinky email starts with the basics:

- Fan Verification will once again be in play. Anyone who did not register last year will need to get on that. If you registered last year, you are still in the system. The NYCC website explains the Fan Verification process thusly-

Thursday, March 16, 2017

A Venom Movie Is Coming Sooner Than You Think

Shock and awe!! Perhaps backed by expectations of the re-invigoration of the Spider-Man movie franchise due in no small part to the character's "Homecoming" in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Sony (Columbia) has decided to grab an October 5th, 2018 release date previously occupied by Warner Bros. Aquaman (now bumped to December, 2018, for whatever reason) for VENOM! This info, as reported by The Hollywood Reporter and tipped to us by Heidi at Comics Beat, starts with a YAY and sort of ends with a HUH?

CB reports:
It’s written by Scott Rosenberg and Jeff Pinker, the latter of whom wrote the pretty poorly received The Amazing Spider-Man 2.

As for the Director, THR reports that there is NO one in the chair just yet.

The Original Ghost In The Shell Gets a Blu-ray Release

The groundbreaking anime film Ghost in the Shell arrives on Blu-ray™ + Digital HD with limited-edition Mondo key art in collectible Steelbook packaging from Anchor Bay Entertainment on March 14, 2017. The groundbreaking anime celebrated the 25th anniversary of the original Manga in 2014. Directed by legendary anime director Mamoru Oshii, Ghost in the Shell questions human existence in the fast-paced world of the information age, this award-winning, cyber-tech thriller has established itself as one of the leading Japanese animation films of all time.

A female cybernetic government agent, Major Motoko Kusanagi, and the Internal Bureau of Investigations are hot on the trail of “The Puppet Master,” a mysterious and threatening computer virus capable of infiltrating human hosts. Together, with her fellow agents from Section 9, they embark on a high-tech race against time to capture the omnipresent entity.  Ghost in the Shell took the world by storm in the mid-90’s, exhibiting a new dimension of anime with unprecedented, mesmerizing cinematic expression. Seamlessly merging traditional animation with the latest computer graphic imagery, this stunning sci-fi spectacle challenged the boundaries of mainstream animation with detailed artistic expression and a uniquely intelligent story line. Veteran director Mamoru Oshii skillfully creates the ultimate anime experience in this futuristic masterpiece based on the groundbreaking comic book by Masamune Shirow.

Warner Bros. TV Group at WonderCon 2017

It may still be freezing cold and snowy on the east coast, but it doesn't mean we aren't preparing for the onslaught of major conventions coming our way once the frozen tundra melts! Warner Bros sends word on their WonderCon 2017 activities involving their stellar lineup of TV shows, including cartoons for those of us who can't handle reality anymore. ...there's a lot of us.

Warner Bros. Television brings its heroes, villains, time travelers and mysterious teens together under one roof during WonderCon 2017, with four series attending the fan fest in Anaheim March 31–April 2. Panels and Q&A sessions with Riverdale (Thursdays 9/8c The CW) and Time After Time (Sundays 9/8c ABC) take place on Friday, March 31. Fans will be treated to an exclusive screening of a brand new episode of Riverdale on Saturday, April 1. Closing out the weekend with Sunday, April 2, sessions will be Lucifer (new episodes return May 1, Mondays 9/8c FOX) and Gotham (new episodes return April 24, Mondays 8/7 FOX), along with Warner Bros. Animation’s hit DC Super Hero series Teen Titans Go! (Fridays 6/5c Cartoon Network) and Justice League Action (Saturdays 7:30 a.m./6:30 a.m. Cartoon Network).

X-Men Blue and Gold Comics Remastered for Optimum Flashbacks with Jim Lee Covers

HOLY FLASHBACK, BATMAN!! Actually..is it bad luck to start off a Marvel Comics article with a DC Comics reference? Do I have to go outside and spin three times while throwing salt over my right shoulder? Damnit..hang on. OK we're back. This April, ResurrXion is taking the X-Men to new heights as the eagerly anticipated X-MEN GOLD #1 and X-MEN BLUE #1 are set to take the comics world by storm. As the Children of the Atom charge forward into the future, we’re celebrating by looking back at one of the X-Men’s most renowned artists. Commemorate the historic launch of X-MEN BLUE #1 and X-MEN GOLD #1 with two variant covers by legendary X-Men artist Jim Lee!

“Few artists are as synonymous with the X-Men, and specifically the Blue and Gold era of the X-Men quite like Jim Lee,” says Marvel SVP Sales and Marketing David Gabriel. “We wanted to do something extra special to commemorate these two new titles, and we’re excited to bring Jim’s unique vision of Marvel’s merry mutants back to the fans for these two remastered variant covers!”

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Disney-Pixar's Coco Teaser Drops

Despite his family’s baffling generations-old ban on music, Miguel (voice of newcomer Anthony Gonzalez) dreams of becoming an accomplished musician like his idol, Ernesto de la Cruz (voice of Benjamin Bratt). Desperate to prove his talent, Miguel finds himself in the stunning and colorful Land of the Dead following a mysterious chain of events. Along the way, he meets charming trickster Hector (voice of Gael García Bernal), and together, they set off on an extraordinary journey to unlock the real story behind Miguel's family history.

VIZ Releasing Pokemon The Movie: Volcanion and the Mechanical Marvel March 21st

VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media), a premier company in the fields of publishing, animation distribution, and global entertainment licensing, delights POKÉMON fans as it announces the upcoming home media release and the official manga edition of POKÉMON THE MOVIE: VOLCANION AND THE MECHANICAL MARVEL this spring.

Fans can experience all of the excitement and adventure of the newest POKÉMON anime feature film in the POKÉMON X·Y series in both DVD and graphic novel form. POKÉMON THE MOVIE: VOLCANION AND THE MECHANICAL MARVEL was directed by Kunihiko Yuyama and was originally released in Japanese theaters last summer.

New Obsession: Cryptozoic and Cartoon Network's Digital Stickers and Trading Cards

Cryptozoic Entertainment, leading creator of board games, trading cards, and collectibles, and Cartoon Network Enterprises today announced that they are working together to bring popular Cartoon Network and Adult Swim characters to Quidd, the fast-growing iOS and Android app that lets fans collect digital stickers, cards, and toys featuring their favorite characters.  Fans of Rick and Morty, Adventure Time, Steven Universe, The Powerpuff Girls, Regular Show, The Amazing World Of Gumball, Courage The Cowardly Dog, Johnny Bravo, Dexter’s Laboratory, Cow And Chicken, The Grim Adventures Of Billy And Mandy, Ed, Edd, and Eddy, Clarence, and Uncle Grandpa can now collect numerous stickers, cards, and animated elements that depict characters from these hit TV series.

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Toy Fair 2017: Just Play's MadBalls Series 2

Toy Fair 2017 Just Play MadBalls Series 2
Just getting over a wicked illness that caught me at the very start of Toy Fair 2017. I held out for as long as I could and posted quite a bit of our images before I had to take a breather...but now we are BACK and i'm looking forward to showing you all the awesome toys coming your way over the next year. We head back into the thick of it with Just Play's MadBalls. We showed you Series 1 and our new reviewer Jackson covered those blind bags with as much enthusiasm as one could muster...without thumbs. Now we'll take a look at the standard sized balls series 2 and the next wave of blind bags!

Sunday, March 12, 2017

Jughead: The Hunger



For those of you that though a zombie outbreak in the Archiverse was just about the greatest thing ever, prepare yourself for another tale of gruesome death and blood soaked horror and a monster stalks the sleepy town of Riverdale! This one shot comic asks the question...how do you stop a creature who's appetites know no limits?

Jughead Jones has always had an insatiable appetite… but what if his hunger came from a sinister place?

When a murderous menace is on the prowl, taking the lives of some of the most well-known and esteemed inhabitants of Riverdale, Jughead and his family’s dark legacy comes to light.

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Power Rangers Build-A-Bears!

Build-A-Bear Power Rangers
Today, Saban Brands and Build-A-Bear Workshop are unveiling a new Make-Your-Own Mighty Morphin Power Rangers furry friends and accessories. This launch marks the first time Power Rangers furry friends and accessories have been offered at Build-A-Bear Workshop and the collection will be available at BuildaBear.com, BuildaBear.Co.Uk and in the US, Canada and U.K. Build-A-Bear Workshop Stores.

In addition to the 2 new furry friends, Build-A-Bear is releasing a line of costumes, accessories and a sound chip, all based on the original hit TV series, Mighty Morphin Power Rangers.

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Tales of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Premiering March 19

Leonardo, Raphael, Donatello and Michelangelo return in Nickelodeon’s season five anthology series, Tales of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, on Sunday, March 19, at 9:00 a.m. (ET/PT), which follows the Turtles through a variety of action-packed and bizarre adventures that have never been seen before. Produced at Nickelodeon in Burbank, premieres from the new 20-episode season will continue to air Sunday’s at 9:00 a.m. (ET/PT) on Nickelodeon.

Tales of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles captures seven distinct stories from the hero brothers’ past and future, including their early days in New York City, encounters with villains and friends, and a peek into their distant, but wild future. Throughout the season, fans can expect to see both new and familiar friends and foes as each tale unfolds.

Boomerang Launches as Cartoon Streaming Destination

Time Warner’s Turner and Warner Bros. announced today they have partnered on a new standalone domestic premium video subscription service – Boomerang – that will launch in the Spring. This will be the first time the two companies have offered the massive Hanna-Barbera, Looney Tunes and MGM animation library of over 5,000 titles on a streaming platform. Boomerang will provide audiences instant and exclusive access to both brand-new original series and timeless franchises like Scooby Doo, Tom & Jerry, Bugs Bunny, The Jetsons and The Flintstones among many others. Launching with a vast number of episodes, new content will be added weekly for kids, families and animation lovers of all ages to enjoy.

Strange 80s Benefit Concert with Weird Al, Tenacious D, Sarah Silverman and More

Sweet Relief Musicians Fund is proud to announce "Strange 80s," the inaugural annual benefit concert set to take place on Sunday, May 14th at the Fonda Theater. Hosted by Finn Wolfhard of the Netlfix hit "Stranger Things," "Strange 80s" will feature performances by Finn and a rotating cast of rock stars & celebrities covering the timeless anthems of the 80s! Tickets for "Strange 80s" will go on sale to the public on Friday, March 10th at 10am PT, with VIP tickets being sold at a later date via CrowdRise. All proceeds will go to Sweet Relief Musicians Fund to provide financial assistance to career musicians and music industry workers in need due to illness, disability or age-related problems. For more information, please visit: http://sweetrelief.org/.

Performers include: Tenacious D, "Weird Al" Yankovic, and Sarah Silverman, plus members of OK Go, Taking Back Sunday, Velvet Revolver, Steel Panther, Filter, Anberlin, Goldfinger, Sugarcult, Anthrax, Precious Kid, Filter, and Honey Honey, plus TV stars: Dylan Minnette, Braeden Lemasters, Hayley Orrantia (from The Goldbergs), and Chelsea Telmadge (from Stranger Things), with additional performers to be announced over the next few weeks!

Saturday, March 4, 2017

The Extended Deadpool 2 Movie Teaser from Logan

Logan. I have a lot of thoughts. Most of them include phrases like "missed opportunity" and "same as always"...but we'll get to that later. Aside from some expletive filled banter between Logan and Professor X, the best (and most fun) part of the film was a teaser for the second Deadpool film with Ryan Reynolds back in the lead. While it is quick leaves an audience in agony, screaming for more, it still manages to contain more plot twists than the actual Logan movie. Amazing. Watch belowwww...

Thursday, March 2, 2017

The New DuckTales Cartoon Is Weird... and AWESOME

Disney XD DuckTales cartoon reboot trailer
The last we heard from Disney XD's DuckTales reboot, we got to sing along with the cast and realize we still knew every word to the super catchy theme song. Also, the 10th Doctor was involved...so all was right with the world. Now we get a look at the very modern art style used in this new cartoon series, and get re-acquainted with Donald Duck and his nephews as well as Scrooge McDuck, Webby and Launchpad McQuack. ...It never occurred to me there were so many Scottish ducks in this cartoon...