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RICH REVIEWS: Witchblade #3

First Comics News - Wed, 02/07/2018 - 20:30

Title: Witchblade #3
Publisher: Top Cow
Writer: Caitlin Kittredge
Art: Roberta Ingranata
Colorist: Bryan Valenza
Letterer: Troy Peteri
Cover: Roberta Ingranata & Bryan Valenza
Price: $ 3.99 US
Rating: 2 out of 5 stars
Website: www.topcow.com
Comments: Alex s called in to help with a child abduction. The case is handled quickly by her. It turns out she is really good at her job.
Alex gets to take on some creature. What is it? She does use the Witchblade against it. The Witchblade has power but it does not seem like much at least the way it is illustrated.
The art comes across as ok but without any good poses. Alex, the creature, the Witchblade all need to be shown off better. We only get glimpses of the Witchblade.
There are mysteries here. Who is Ash? What is this version of the Witchblade? What will this all mean to Alex?
The story is strange in how it is presented. Alex seems like she would make a nice match with the Witchblade but the story does not get into her bond with it. The story kind of flows along and does not focus on much of anything.
Alex might well be a wonderful character. Hopefully, we can find out more about her and the Witchblade.

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RICH REVIEWS: Witchblade #2

First Comics News - Wed, 02/07/2018 - 20:29

Title: Witchblade #2
Publisher: Top Cow
Writer: Caitlin Kittredge
Art: Roberta Ingranata
Colorist: Bryan Valenza
Letterer: Troy Peteri
Cover: Roberta Ingranata & Bryan Valenza
Price: $ 3.99 US
Rating: 2 out of 5 stars
Website: www.topcow.com
Comments: Alexandra Marie Underwood she died and came back as something different. She has been chosen to fight the powers of evil. A dead abusive cop attacking her definitely fits the bill.
This version of the Witchblade is different than previous ones.
There is no action in this issue but several characters are featured. There is some kind of magic involved with crooked cops. Alex has been dropped right in the middle of it all.
The Witchblade is shown and its tendrils do start to come out but not fully. The thing is dangerous and it wants to attack evil. Will Alex be able to control it and herself or will she give in to it as the mysterious Ash wants?
The art is just there with nothing special about it. Some poses showing off the characters better would be nice to see.
Alex is a good person here though after dying things may be changing. Sometimes it takes a not so nice person to handle the forces of evil.

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Deadpool, Meet Cable

First Comics News - Wed, 02/07/2018 - 16:51



After surviving a near fatal bovine attack, a disfigured cafeteria chef (Wade Wilson) struggles to fulfill his dream of becoming Mayberry’s hottest bartender while also learning to cope with his lost sense of taste. Searching to regain his spice for life, as well as a flux capacitor, Wade must battle ninjas, the yakuza, and a pack of sexually aggressive canines, as he journeys around the world to discover the importance of family, friendship, and flavor – finding a new taste for adventure and earning the coveted coffee mug title of World’s Best Lover.

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Marvel’s Jessica Jones – Season 2 | Official Trailer [HD] | Netflix

First Comics News - Wed, 02/07/2018 - 16:48



Jessica Jones is back as New York City’s tough-as-nails private investigator. Although this time, the case is even more personal than ever before. Fueled by a myriad of questions and lies, she will do whatever it takes to uncover the truth.

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Babylon Berlin Trailer

First Comics News - Wed, 02/07/2018 - 16:43



A brand-new Hard Case Crime graphic novel adaptation of the book that inspired the new TV series on Netflix!

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Subverting the Monsterous Image … Wayward Sisters

First Comics News - Wed, 02/07/2018 - 16:24

 

TO Comix Press has launched several successful Kickstarter campaigns to publish the Toronto Comics anthology series of books. With three full-sized trade paperback books under their belt, the fine folks at TO Comix went in a new direction and promoted an anthology of 25 stories by 38 female-identifying and gender-nonconforming creators called Wayward Sisters: An Anthology of Monsterous Women.

Wayward Sisters Cover – Alise Gluskova

The press release for Wayward Sisters describes the book as follows, “From mermaids hunted for their meat to a ghastly beauty pageant, Wayward Sisters celebrates lady and non-binary monsters who are indelicate, impolite, and irrepressible. Inside you’ll find tales of undead motivational speakers, vengeance demons compelled to hunt family, and a gentle T. Rex who just wants to be loved. This collection of full-colour comics stars thirty-eight intersectional creators who identify as women or gender-nonconforming.”

The Wayward Sisters Kickstarter went live back in October of 2017 and it wasn’t long before they reached 198% of their desired funding. With that great response, the folks involved moved quickly and the completed book is at the printer and available for pre-order.

Lead editor, Allison O’Toole spoke about the Wayward Sisters anthology, “I’ve loved monsters for as long as I can remember. Monsters can mean and represent so many different things about the human condition; they allow us to explore the parts of our identities that scare us, or that scare society. They can be scary or silly or sad, and that flexibility, as well as their metaphorical potential, has always interested me.” The response from the creative community when Allison and her cohorts requested submissions was “overwhelmingly positive.”

Many of the creators involved saw Wayward Sisters as an opportunity to expand the stereotypical image of a female monster in comics. Not simply a sexy creature of the night with ample cleavage and a minuscule costume instead the tales in this book reflect the diversity of the creators involved. By exclusively featuring stories by female and non-binary creators the book contains equally as unique perspectives while still maintaining a central tone to the anthology.

Love And Fury – Sam Beck

Featuring a fantastic cover by Alise Gluškova (Letter 44 Abe Sapien) and a forward by Faith Erin Hicks (The Nameless City) the aforementioned 38 creators craft some wonderful stories featuring a delightful range of monstrous ladies. Not all the stories are filled with horrible creatures, some are simply misunderstood. Art styles are equally as varied but suitably professional while maintaining that indie look and feel. You won’t see a DC Comics 70’s “house-style” drawing in the bunch. Colours compliment each story’s art and the overall technical parts of the book are clean and professional. But it’s the stories that are compelling. Each one is great and a pleasure to read but if I had to choose one, my favourite of the bunch is Cassandra Khaw and C. Ann Gordon’s “Bad Hair Day” in which a lonely young lady is asked out on a date. While she agrees to go out her “monstrous side” intervenes.

The Wayward Sisters anthology is the perfect gift to draw someone unfamiliar with comics in and show them how great this art form can be. If you missed the Kickstarter you can still grab a copy of this great book by pre-ordering from the Wayward Sisters website at http://waywardsistersanthology.com/

Title: Wayward Sisters | Publisher: TO Comix Press
Writers: various | Artists: various
Lead Editor: Allison O’Toole | Editor: M. Blankier
Price: $25 – 220 pages

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Wednesday Comics: Storm: The Hounds of Marduk

Sorcerer's Skull - Wed, 02/07/2018 - 12:00
My exploration of the long-running euro-comic Storm, continues with his adventures in the world of Pandarve. Earlier installments can be found here.


Storm: The Hounds of Marduk (1985) 
(Dutch: De Honden van Marduk)
Art by Don Lawrence; script by Martin Lodewijk

Marduk, the Theocrat of Pandarve, is in a rage because he has been unable to relocate the Anomaly (i.e. Storm). Storm and his companions escaped Marduk's clutches and he hasn't seen them since. His palace staff has suffered his foul mood.

Suddenly, the Pearl of Pandarve begins to turn, meaning one of Marduk's hounds (or sleuth-hounds, as he sometimes says) has located the Anomaly. Sure enough, one of the round screens which are the hounds' vision has Storm in it.

Storm, Ember, and Nomad are in a tavern thousands of miles away. They have just negotiated the sale of Renter's ship, making enough money to buy some new clothes and weapons.

Nomad is bothered by the strange, dog-like creature that keeps staring at them. He pays the blind old beggar who appears to be its master to take the beast away. Meanwhile, another man in the bar has secretly recognized Storm as the Anomaly and plans to warn his men, but keep the anomaly in sight.

Our heroes move out into the street, but the dog (straining at his leash) is still intent on them. he drags his master into a collision with a passing palanquin. It's occupants are dumped on the ground. The rich man responds harshly:


Storm and his friends notice the commotion at the waterside. The hound is paddling for dear life. The beggar is underwater. Storm jumps in to try to save them. He manages to get the dog to safety, but he can't find the beggar's body.

Marduk, watches through the dog's eyes, pleased that his hound was saved. Storm tries to befriend the animal but at that moment Marduk summons the dog back and it runs off.

The three companions continue on their shopping excursion. They buy new clothing and new weapons. Ember worries their clothes look too good; they might attract robbers who think they are rich. Her words seem prophetic when they head down a narrow street to find a group of men blocking their path--and another blocking their retreat!



TO BE CONTINUED

WARNER BROS. WORLD ABU DHABI REVEALS SIGNATURE RIDES IN METROPOLIS AND CARTOON JUNCTION

First Comics News - Wed, 02/07/2018 - 07:29

(February 6, 2018 – A\bu Dhabi) – Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi—the world’s first-ever Warner Bros. branded indoor theme park—revealed for the first time today a closer look at two of its six themed lands, Metropolis and Cartoon Junction, which will showcase signature rides, entertainment and restaurants inspired by the stories and characters from DC and Warner Bros. Animation. When it publicly debuts on Yas Island in summer 2018, Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi will feature a total of 29 state-of-the-art rides, interactive family-friendly attractions and unique live entertainment across six fully immersive lands including Metropolis, Gotham City, Cartoon Junction, Bedrock, Dynamite Gulch and Warner Bros. Plaza.

From the super-heroic action and adrenaline-fueled adventures of DC, to the wacky and wonderful stories of Warner Bros. Animation, Warner Bros. World will offer for the first time in the region captivating and interactive experiences that bring together some of the world’s most iconic characters and stories under one roof. As guests walk through the iconic Warner Bros. shield, they will enter a world where Super Heroes like Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman fight for justice and animated stars like Bugs Bunny, Wile E. Coyote and Scooby-Doo come to life.

Metropolis:
Beyond the arches of Warner Bros. Plaza, guests will be transported to the bright, bustling and modern cityscape of Metropolis. Known as “The City of Tomorrow,” the Manhattan-like skyscraper city is protected from villains by DC Super Heroes like Superman and other members of the Justice League, including Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Green Lantern, Cyborg and The Flash, in addition to the Teen Titans.

The iconic Daily Planet, Metropolis’ famed media conglomerate, is home to Superman 360: Battle for Metropolis, a pulse-pounding attraction that features the Man of Steel in a riveting battle of good versus evil that will decide the fate of Metropolis. Thrill enthusiasts entering the legendary Hall of Justice, the massive headquarters of the Justice League, can hop onboard Justice League: Warworld Attacks, a thrilling dark ride that utilizes immersive media and special effects to take guests on an unforgettable ride as they team up with the Justice League to fight off invaders from another galaxy.

Other exciting attractions that Metropolis will include are Green Lantern: Galactic Odyssey, an awe-inspiring 4D “flying theatre” that transports guests across the cosmos to extraordinary worlds enriched by multi-sensory special effects, and Teen Titans Training Academy, a multi-level play area featuring a zipline and other physical activities that invite aspiring heroes to showcase their skills alongside the legendary Teen Titans.

When it comes to dining, guests can choose from Ace O’ Clubs, Bibbo Bibbowski’s quick service restaurant or Park Ridge Market, a grab-and-go café, to satisfy their hunger.

Guests can also take home a piece of Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi by visiting souvenir shops such as Zatanna Books & Magical Curiosities and Justice League Hero Supply. Fans can memorialize their visit to the Daily Planet at Front Page Photo, where they can appear on the front-page of the famed publication, and pick up special editions of the newspaper from the Daily Planet Newsstand.

“With the park well on track to open its doors to the public within mere months, we are incredibly excited to share our story with audiences around the world, and will be announcing the exact opening date very soon.” said Mark Gsellman, Park General Manager.

“The six different and immersive lands will seamlessly transport guests of all ages to the lands of their favorite DC Super Heroes and beloved Warner Bros. Animation characters. As guests enter Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi, they’ll discover the Warner Bros. Plaza—a land inspired by the Golden Age of Hollywood—to celebrate all things Warner Bros.! From there, park-goers can step through one of the many portals that lead to our other lands including Metropolis, Gotham City, Cartoon Junction, Bedrock and Dynamite Gulch—each of which offers a unique set of experiences and authentically themed restaurants and shopping outlets.”

Cartoon Junction:
Childhood memories come to life in Cartoon Junction, where guests will discover the wit and whimsy of the most iconic characters and animated stories from Looney Tunes and Hanna-Barbera. In a land filled with fun adventures, Tom and Jerry can be spotted getting up to their usual hijinks, while Scooby-Doo and the gang follow clues in the hunt to solve spooky mysteries. Additional animated stars like Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Tweety, Sylvester, Tasmanian Devil (Taz), Pepé Le Pew, Elmer Fudd and many others can also be found roaming around in Cartoon Junction.

Featuring nine family-friendly rides and attractions, this whimsical carefree land offers fun for both kids, and kids at heart. In the center of Cartoon Junction’s town square is the Tom and Jerry Swiss Cheese Spin, a ride where guests can experience a dizzying spinning coaster that careens them throughout the dynamic duo’s house on a fast-moving chase full of twists and turns (and cheese). On the outskirts of town, a classic haunted dark ride gets a trackless twist in Scooby-Doo: The Museum of Mysteries. Guests will hop in their very own Mystery Machines to follow Scooby and the gang as they try to untangle the silly, spooky secrets of the museum, culminating in a crazy chase reminiscent of the hijinks in the classic cartoons.

Other exciting attractions include Ani-Mayhem, an interactive dark ride that takes passengers on a rollicking mission to deliver their own cartoon chaos, Meet Bugs! (and Daffy), a one-of-a-kind walk-through experience at the vintage downtown theater where guests can join Bugs Bunny on stage, and Cartoon Junction Carousel, a colorful twist on a classic carousel. Cartoon Junction is also home to ACME Factory which features three kid-friendly rides of its own, including Ricochet Racin’ with Taz, a car ride that whips racers around a track, and Daffy’s Jet-Propelled Pogo Stick, featuring a vertical jump tower, Tweety Wild Wockets, a fun ride that spins its passengers “awound and awound” as they try to avoid that “bad ol’ puddy tat,” Sylvester.

Hungry guests drop in at ACME Commissary, where quick service food is served with ACME flair, and those with a sweet tooth can indulge in a sweet treat at Huckleberry Hound Pies, Penelope Pitstop Cotton Candy, Daffy Snacks, or Yogi Bear and Boo Boo Ice Cream.

Fans in search of themed-souvenirs should stop at the ACME Company Store, which is dedicated to fun and play—the Looney Tunes way, and C.J. Mercantile, Cartoon Junction’s General Store located in the town’s emporium, to find souvenirs inspired by fan-favorite characters. This vibrant land is also home to the Hare Salon, a shop that celebrates Bugs Bunny’s fun disguises and Fudd Hardware, featuring Elmer Fudd’s collection of toys and tools for kids.

Stay tuned for more exciting information on the park’s six uniquely themed lands, as well as details on the opening date and more.

وارنر بروز. وورد أبو دابي يكشف عن ريديس التوقيع في “ميتروبوليس” و “كارتون جونكشن”

(6 فبراير 2018 – أبو ظبي) – كشف عالم وارنر بروس العالمي أبو ظبي – أول حديقة مائية في العالم تحت اسم وارنر بروس – لأول مرة اليوم عن نظرة عن كثب في اثنين من أراضيه الستة تحت عنوان “متروبوليس” و كارتون جونكتيون، والتي ستعرض رحلات للتسلية والترفيه والمطاعم مستوحاة من القصص والشخصيات من دس و وارنر بروس. فعندما يبدأ عالم وارنر بروس العالمي في أبوظبي في صيف عام 2018، سيضم ما مجموعه 29 رحلة على أحدث طراز، وعروض تفاعلية صديقة للأسرة، وعروض ترفيهية فريدة من نوعها عبر ستة أراضي غامرة بالكامل، بما في ذلك متروبوليس، وجوتام سيتي، كارتون جونكتيون، بيدروك، ديناميت جولش و وارنر بروس بلازا.
من مغامرات فائقة البطولية والمغامرات التي تدار بالوقود الأدرينالين، إلى قصص أحمق ورائعة من الرسوم المتحركة وارنر بروس، عالم وارنر بروس سوف نقدم لأول مرة في المنطقة آسر والتفاعلية الخبرات التي تجمع بعض من العالم الشخصيات الأكثر شهرة والقصص تحت سقف واحد. كما الضيوف سيرا على الأقدام من خلال درع وارنر بروس مبدع، وسوف يدخل العالم حيث سوبر الأبطال مثل باتمان، سوبرمان وندر امرأة تقاتل من أجل العدالة والنجوم المتحركة مثل البق الأرنب، وايلي E. ذئب وسكوبي دو تأتي في الحياة.

المدينة:
وإلى جانب أقواس فندق وارنر بروس بلازا، سيتم نقل الضيوف إلى مدينة متروبوليس المشرقة والحديثة. المعروفة باسم “مدينة الغد”، مدينة مانهاتن مثل ناطحة سحاب محمية من الأشرار التي كتبها دس سوبر أبطال مثل سوبرمان وأعضاء آخرين من رابطة العدل، بما في ذلك امرأة عجيبة، أكوامان، فانوس الأخضر، سايبورغ والفلاش، بالإضافة إلى جبابرة في سن المراهقة.

“ديلي بلانيت” الشهير، متروبوليس “تكتل وسائل الإعلام الشهير، موطن ل سوبرمان 360: معركة ل متروبوليس، جاذبية النبض الذي يتميز رجل من الصلب في معركة التثبيت من الخير مقابل الشر التي تقرر مصير متروبوليس. عشاق التشويق دخول قاعة العدل الأسطورية، مقر ضخمة من رابطة العدل، يمكن أن تنطلق على متن دوري العدالة: وارورلد الهجمات، ركوب الظلام مثيرة التي تستخدم وسائل الإعلام غامرة والمؤثرات الخاصة لاتخاذ الضيوف على ركوب لا تنسى لأنها تتعاون مع رابطة العدل لمحاربة الغزاة من مجرة ​​أخرى.

مناطق الجذب المثيرة الأخرى التي سوف تشمل متروبوليس هي الفانوس الأخضر: المجرة أوديسي، 4d “المسرح تحلق” المذهلة التي تنقل الضيوف عبر الكون لعوالم غير عادية المخصب من قبل المؤثرات الخاصة متعددة الحواس، وأكاديمية التدريب جبابرة في سن المراهقة، وهو متعدد المستويات منطقة اللعب يضم زيبلين وغيرها من الأنشطة البدنية التي تدعو الأبطال الطموحين لعرض مهاراتهم جنبا إلى جنب مع جبابرة في سن المراهقة الأسطوري.

عندما يتعلق الأمر بتناول الطعام، يمكن للضيوف الاختيار من بين إيس O ‘كلوبس، أو مطعم بيبو بيبوسكي السريع أو سوق بارك ريدج، وهو مقهى للاستيقاظ والهدوء، لإرضاء جوعهم.

يمكن للضيوف أيضا أن يأخذوا المنزل من وارنر بروز وورلد أبوظبي من خلال زيارة محلات بيع الهدايا التذكارية مثل زاتانا بوكس ​​& ماجيكال كوريوسيتيز و جاستيس ليغو هيرو سوبلي. يمكن للمشجعين تذكير زيارتهم إلى ديلي بلانيت في الصفحة الأمامية الصورة، حيث يمكن أن تظهر على الصفحة الأولى من المنشور الشهير، والتقاط طبعات خاصة من الصحيفة من صحيفة ديلي بلانيت نوستاند.

وقال مارك جسلمان، بارك جينيرال: “مع حديقة على الطريق الصحيح لفتح أبوابها للجمهور في غضون أشهر فقط، نحن متحمسون بشكل لا يصدق لتبادل قصتنا مع الجماهير في جميع أنحاء العالم، وسوف تعلن عن الموعد المحدد بالضبط قريبا جدا” مدير.

“ست الأراضي المختلفة وغامرة ستنقل بسلاسة الضيوف من جميع الأعمار إلى الأراضي المفضلة لديهم دس سوبر الأبطال والحبيب وارنر بروس الشخصيات المتحركة. كما يدخل الضيوف وارنر بروس العالم في أبوظبي، وسوف يكتشفون وارنر بروس بلازا، أرض مستوحاة من العصر الذهبي من هوليوود للاحتفال كل شيء وارنر بروس! من هناك، يمكن أن رواد الحديقة خطوة من خلال واحدة من العديد من البوابات التي تؤدي إلى أراضينا الأخرى بما في ذلك متروبوليس، مدينة جوثام، تقاطع الكرتون، بيدروك وديناميت غولش – كل منها يقدم مجموعة فريدة من التجارب والمطاعم ذات الموضوعات المصادقة ومنافذ التسوق “.

تقاطع الكرتون:
الذكريات الطفولة تأتي في الحياة في تقاطع الكرتون، حيث سوف يكتشف الضيوف الطرافة ونزوة من الشخصيات الأكثر شهرة والقصص المتحركة من لوني تونز وحنا باربيرا. في أرض مليئة مغامرات ممتعة، توم و جيري يمكن رصدها الحصول على ما يصل إلى هجينكس المعتادة، في حين سكوبي دو والعصابة متابعة القرائن في مطاردة لحل أسرار عصبي. ويمكن أيضا العثور على النجوم المتحركة إضافية مثل البق الأرنب، دافي داك، تويتي، سيلفستر، تاسمانيان الشيطان (تاز)، بيبي لو بيو، إلمر فاد وغيرها الكثير تجد التجوال حولها في الكرتون تقاطع.

يضم تسعة ركوب الخيل صديقة للأسرة ومناطق الجذب السياحي، هذه الأرض الهم غريب الاطوار يقدم متعة لكلا الاطفال، والأطفال في القلب. في وسط ساحة البلدة كارتون جونكتيون هو توم وجيري السويسري الجبن سبين، وركوب حيث غ

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ENROLL IN A CRASH COURSE IN THE OCCULT COURTESY OF EVAN DORKIN AND VERONICA FISH

First Comics News - Tue, 02/06/2018 - 22:22

All-New Series “Blackwood” From Multi-Eisner Winner Arrives May 2018!

MILWAUKIE, Ore., (February 06, 2018)—From six-time Eisner Award winner Evan Dorkin (Beasts of Burden, Milk and Cheese, Dork) and artist Veronica Fish (Archie, Slam!, Spider-Gwen) comes Blackwood, a supernatural murder mystery set in a school of sorcery.

Blackwood College is far from your average university. Instead of meeting your general education requirements and rushing Kappa Kappa Whatever, you’ll instead find yourself trained in the occult and dealing with an undead dean’s curse, a mischievous two-headed mummy-chimp, and a plague of mutant insects. At least, that’s what happens when four teens with haunted pasts enroll at Blackwood to enhance their supernatural abilities. On top of the pressures of college life, they discover an ancient evil that forces them to undergo a crash course in the occult for the sake of the world!

The first issue of Blackwood features a beautiful variant cover by Becky Cloonan with subsequent variant covers by Tyler Crook, Declan Shalvey, and Jordie Bellaire.

Blackwood #1 (of four) goes on sale May 30, 2018, and is available for pre-order at your local comic shop. And look for a new hardcover edition of Dorkin’s insanely popular Dork July 31, 2018, available for preorder at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and your local comic shop.

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Jason David Frank Voices Power Rangers: Shattered Grid Trailer

First Comics News - Tue, 02/06/2018 - 22:05

Legendary Power Rangers Actor Makes Historic Debut in
BOOM! Studios and Saban Brands Comic Book Video

Mighty Morphin Power Rangers #25 main cover by Goñi Montes

LOS ANGELES, CA (February 6, 2018) – BOOM! Studios and Saban Brands unveiled today the official trailer for the upcoming comic book event POWER RANGERS: SHATTERED GRID, voiced by legendary Power Rangers actor Jason David Frank (“Tommy Oliver” in the original “Mighty Morphin Power Rangers”). For the first time ever, Jason David Frank officially brings Lord Drakkon – a twisted, alternate-reality version of Tommy Oliver, the Green Mighty Morphin Power Ranger – to life in a video trailer supporting the historic first Saban’s Power Rangers comic book event that unfolds in issues from both Mighty Morphin Power Rangers and Saban’s Go Go Power Rangers which also includes three special one-shots and a Free Comic Book Day edition.

The trailer can be downloaded right here.

“The Power Rangers have always been a beacon of light and good; there to save the world day in and day out. This time around, they face a nemesis far worse than they have seen, Lord Drakkon, the alternate and evil version of Tommy Oliver. Bringing the voice of Lord Drakkon, who’s vicious and ruthless, to life ran a volt of energy throughout me,” said Jason David Frank. “It felt so good to be bad hahaha. The fans are in for a historic comic book event that will change the Power Rangers future like no other event in their past. They cannot miss it!”

Kicking off with Mighty Morphin Power Rangers #25 (on-sale in comic shops on March 21st), Lord Drakkon and his newly reformed deadly army will cross dimensions in order to execute on a plan that threatens the very existence of every Power Ranger ever. For the first time in comic book history, the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers will join forces with some of the most popular Power Rangers teams in the franchise to face this unprecedented threat.

POWER RANGERS: SHATTERED GRID is truly the biggest Power Rangers story that we could’ve imagined – and now it feels even bigger with Jason David Frank delivering such a chilling performance as Drakkon,” said Dafna Pleban, Editor, BOOM! Studios. “From Mighty Morphin to Time Force to Super Ninja Steel, we’ve made sure that many of your favorite Rangers get moments to shine – along with introducing some brand new characters you won’t see coming!”

“When Jason David Frank stepped into our studio at Saban Brands, he captured Lord Drakkon’s voice in a way only Jason can,” said Brian Casentini, Executive Producer, Power Rangers Content. “In partnership with BOOM! Studios, we are very excited for fans to view the trailer for this incredible comic book crossover event which tells a Ranger story of incredible scope and scale which we think will thrill the fandom.”

Print copies of Mighty Morphin Power Rangers #25 and further issues of POWER RANGERS: SHATTERED GRID will be available for sale at your local comic book shops (use comicshoplocator.com to find the one nearest you) or at the BOOM! Studios webstore. Digital copies can be purchased from content providers like comiXology, iBooks, Google Play, and the BOOM! Studios app.

For continuing news on POWER RANGERS: SHATTERED GRID and more from BOOM! Studios, stay tuned to boom-studios.com and follow @boomstudios on Twitter.

For more on Saban’s Power Rangers, please visit www.powerrangers.com and follow Power Rangers on http://rangernation.com, YouTube, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Saban’s Go Go Power Rangers #9 main cover by Dan Mora

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Game of Thrones creators join the Star Wars Universe

First Comics News - Tue, 02/06/2018 - 21:25

It was announced on StarWars.com today that David Benioff and and D.B. Weiss, creators of the Emmy Award winning “Game of Thrones” on HBO, will be writing and producing a new series of Star Wars films.

This new series of films are separate from the Skywalker saga and separate from the series of films being developed by “Last Jedi” director Rian Johnson.

“David and Dan are some of the best storytellers working today,” said Kathleen Kennedy, president of Lucasfilm. “Their command of complex characters, depth of story and richness of mythology will break new ground and boldly push Star Wars in ways I find incredibly exciting.”

“In the summer of 1977 we traveled to a galaxy far, far away, and we’ve been dreaming of it ever since,” Benioff and Weiss said in a joint statement. “We are honored by the opportunity, a little terrified by the responsibility, and so excited to get started as soon as the final season of Game of Thrones is complete.”

Release dates for this new series of films have not been announced.

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H.H. Sheikh Hazza Bin Zayed Visits Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi On Yas Island

First Comics News - Tue, 02/06/2018 - 19:38

His Highness Sheikh Hazza bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Vice Chairman of Abu Dhabi Executive Council, today visited Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi, Yas Island’s newest and fully immersive attraction developed by Miral. Spanning over 1.65 million square feet on Yas Island, Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi, will be the world’s largest indoor theme parks opening summer 2018.

H.H. Hazza bin Zayed was accompanied by H.E. Dr. Ahmed Mubarak Al Mazrouei, Secretary General of the Abu Dhabi Executive Council, H.E. Jassim Mohammed Buatabh Al Zaabi, Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Executive Office, H.E. Saif Mohammed Al Hajeri, Chairman of the Department of Economic Development in Abu Dhabi.

As H.H. Hazza bin Zayed toured Warner. Bros. World Abu Dhabi, the details and descriptions of the development were presented in which the guests can experience six immersive lands such as: Metropolis and Gotham City, inspired by DC Super Heroes and Super-Villains; Cartoon Junction, Bedrock, and Dynamite Gulch, themed after iconic animated brands such as Looney Tunes and Hanna-Barbera; and Warner Bros. Plaza, reminiscent of old Hollywood, where these seminal characters and stories were originally brought to life.

As the development’s superstructure and structural steel works were finished entirely, and ride installation was approaching completion, updates on the Warner. Bros. World Abu Dhabi construction was also provided to H.H. Hazza bin Zayed during the tour.

“We are approaching another major milestone for Yas Island, as the development of Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi nears completion,” said His Excellency Mohamed Khalifa Al Mubarak, Chairman of Miral. “Building on Yas Island’s strong position in the market and maintaining its positive momentum, the park’s opening will further enrich our tourism offering driving visitors from across the world and establishing Abu Dhabi as a leisure and cultural destination of distinction,” he added.

The park’s water tower, inspired by the iconic Warner Bros. water tower in Burbank, California – one of the most recognizable structures in entertainment history since 1927 – has also been completed. The park’s tower stands as one of the tallest structures on Yas Island, weighing more than 300 tons and reaching 61 meters in height.

More than 6,800 specialist engineers, construction workers and craftsmen have been hired to bring the park to life. Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi is being developed in partnership with Warner Bros. Consumer Products and DC Entertainment, to offer a wide range of well-known characters.

Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi is set to meet global, regional and local demand for a top entertainment destination that offers a portfolio of experiences for all ages and tastes, thanks to Abu Dhabi’s world-class travel and tourism infrastructure that supports Yas Island’s expansion of its wide offerings.

Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi will complement Miral’s rapidly expanding portfolio of theme parks on Yas Island. This includes Ferrari World Abu Dhabi, Yas Waterworld and upcoming attractions such as CLYMB – a groundbreaking indoor climbing and skydiving facility – as well as the next-generation marine theme park, SeaWorld Abu Dhabi.

هزاع بن زايد يطلع على سير العمل في “عالم وارنر براذرز أبوظبي” بجزيرة ياس زار سمو الشيخ هزاع بن زايد آل نهيان نائب رئيس المجلس التنفيذي لإمارة أبوظبي اليوم مشروع “عالم وارنر براذرز أبوظبي” أحدث وجهات الجذب السياحي في جزيرة ياس. ويعتبر المشروع الذي تنفذه شركة “ميرال” أكبر مدينة ترفيهية مغطاة في العالم ويقام على مساحة 1.65 مليون قدم مربعة، ويتوقع افتتاحه صيف هذا العام.

رافق سموّه خلال الزيارة معالي الدكتور أحمد مبارك المزروعي الأمين العام للمجلس التنفيذي لإمارة أبوظبي، ومعالي جاسم محمد بوعتابه الزعابي رئيس مكتب أبوظبي التنفيذي، ومعالي سيف محمد الهاجري رئيس دائرة التنمية الاقتصادية، وعدد من قيادات حكومة أبوظبي.

واطلع سموه على سير العمل في المدينة الترفيهية التي يصل حجم الاستثمار فيها إلى 3.67 مليار درهم “مليار دولار أميركي”، وتضم 29 لعبة، وعروضاً ترفيهية، ومرافق تفاعلية، فضلاً عن المطاعم المتنوعة ومنافذ البيع بالتجزئة التي تضم مجموعة واسعة من المنتجات المستوحاة من علامة “وارنر براذرز” المعروفة.

وأثناء الجولة استمع سمو الشيخ هزاع بن زايد آل نهيان من القائمين على المشروع إلى شرح حول مكوناته ومرافقه، إذ ستقدم المدينة ستة من العوالم التفاعلية التي توفر تجربة مميزة للزوار مثل: “متروبوليس” و”غوثام سيتي”، المستلهمة من شخصيات “دي سي” الخارقة و”سوبر-فيلنز” و”كرتون جانكشن” و”بيدروك” و”ديناميت غالتش”، فضلاً عن عوالم “لوني تونز” و”هانا-باربيرا” الكرتونية، و”وارنر براذرز بلازا” التي تذكرنا بهوليوود القديمة، حيث ظهرت من خلالها تلك الشخصيات الأصلية النابضة بالحياة.

وتجول سموه في المشروع للاطلاع على مستجدات الإنشاء، بعد أن تم الانتهاء من أعمال البناء الفوقية وتركيب الصلب، في حين قاربت أعمال تركيب الألعاب على الانتهاء.

عقب ذلك التقى سمو الشيخ هزاع بن زايد آل نهيان مع القائمين على المشروع في مطعم شبرياني .

من جهته، قال معالي محمد خليفة المبارك، رئيس مجلس إدارة شركة “ميرال”: “نفخر اليوم باقتراب استكمال مشروع ترفيهي آخر وهام في جزيرة ياس يتمثل في عالم وارنر براذرز أبوظبي ، واستناداً إلى ما تحظى به جزيرة ياس من مكانة مرموقة وحفاظها على زخمها الإيجابي، سيسهم افتتاح المدينة الترفيهية الجديدة في إثراء القطاع السياحي وإحداث نقلة نوعية في تجربة الزوار من مختلف أنحاء العالم، فضلاً عن ترسيخ مكانة أبوظبي كوجهة سياحية وثقافية متميزة”.

كما تم الانتهاء من برج المياه في المدينة الترفيهية، وهو مستوحى من برج المياه في عالم وارنرر براذرز الشهير في بوربانك، كاليفورنيا.

ويعتبر أحد المعالم الأكثر تميزاً في صناعة الترفيه منذ عام 1927.

ويعتبر برج المياه أحد أطول المباني في جزيرة ياس، حيث يزن أكثر من 300 طن ويصل ارتفاعه إلى 61 متراً.

وعمل أكثر من 6800 مهندس متخصص وعامل بناء وحرفي لإنجاز المدينة الترفيهية .. كما تم تطوير عالم وارنر براذرز أبوظبي بالشراكة مع “وارنر براذرز كونسيومر برودكتس” و”دي سي إنتيرتينمنت”؛ بهدف تقديم مجموعة واسعة من الشخصيات المفضلة مع الاهتمام بأدق بالتفاصيل.

وتستعد المدينة الترفيهية “عالم وارنر براذرز أبوظبي” إلى تلبية الطلب المحلي والإقليمي والعالمي كونها وجهة ترفيهية رائدة ذات مروحة واسعة من التجارب المميزة المناسبة لجميع أفراد العائلة، مستفيدة من البنية التحتية عالمية المواصفات التي تتمتع بها أبوظبي، التي بدورها تدعم عملية توسيع الخيارات الترفيهية في جزيرة ياس.

ويستكمل عالم وارنر براذرز أبوظبي محفظة ميرال المتنامية بصورة مطردة من المدن الترفيهية في جزيرة ياس .. وتشتمل هذه المحفظة على عالم فيراري أبوظبي، وياس ووتروورلد ومشاريع ترفيهية يجري العمل عليها مثل “كلايم”، أعرض نفق هوائي للقفز الحر وأطول جدار تسلّق داخلي في العالم، فضلاً عن الجيل القادم “سي وورلد أبوظبي” المدينة الترفيهية المتخصصة في الحياة البحرية.

 

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Valiant Reveals Emerald City Comic Con 2018 Panels, Exclusives, and More!

First Comics News - Tue, 02/06/2018 - 19:13

It’s almost time for Emerald City Comic Con 2018…and Valiant will be there to kick off Washington State’s biggest pop culture convention with a show of force from the largest independent superhero universe anywhere in comics!

From Thursday, March 1st to Sunday, March 4th, Valiant will be showcasing the renowned creators and iconic heroes behind its award-winning publishing line with an incredible roster of convention-only exclusives, panels, programming, and more!

All weekend long, join us at Booth #1701 inside the Washington State Convention Center as Valiant jumps into ECCC 2018 with a shelf-busting selection of comics, trade paperbacks, and deluxe hardcovers for worldwide fan-favorite series, including X-O MANOWAR, BLOODSHOT SALVATION, SECRET WEAPONS, FAITH, NINJA-K, DIVINITY, and more!

Plus: Available only at ECCC 2018, don’t miss the SECRET WEAPONS: OWEN’S STORY #0 ECCC 2018 Exclusive Variant, featuring the gorgeous work of rising star Hannah Fisher (Tomb Raider)! Witness one of the year’s most unlikely and unorthodox origin stories as the complete SECRET WEAPONS creative team – including Academy Award nominee Eric Heisserer (Arrival) and Harvey Award-nominated artists Raúl Allén (BLOODSHOT REBORN) and Patricia Martín (WRATH OF THE ETERNAL WARRIOR) – reunite for a standalone tale spotlighting a day in the all-too-complicated life of Owen Cho, one of Livewire’s newest recruits and quite possibly the Secret Weapons’ most unique talent of all!

Then: With massive releases like SHADOWMAN and HARBINGER WARS 2 just over the horizon, find out what’s coming next for the Valiant Universe in 2018 and beyond with a staggering slate of panels and programming all weekend long!

First up, join us for Valiant Presents: Harbinger Wars 2 and Beyond on Thursday, March 1st at 2:45 pm PT in Room TCC L3-R2! This summer, HARBINGER WARS 2 – Valiant’s biggest, most ambitious and most impactful comic book event of all time – is about to erupt in full force as X-O Manowar, the Harbinger Renegades, Bloodshot, Secret Weapons, and a cast of thousands draw their battle lines! Valiant’s next major leap forward starts here… And don’t miss special looks ahead at SHADOWMAN, BLOODSHOT SALVATION, NINJA-K, QUANTUM AND WOODY! and much, much more!

The excitement steamrolls forward on Saturday, March 3rd at 11 am PT in Room TCC L3-R1 with Valiant Presents: Shadowman Spotlight! This March, Shadowman – more powerful, more terrifying, and more relentless than ever before – storms to the forefront of the Valiant Universe in an adrenaline-fueled ongoing series from superstar writer Andy Diggle and high-octane artist Stephen Segovia! Find out what the future holds for one of 2018’s most anticipated new series as Valiant assembles an all-star panel of staff and creators to reveal never-before-seen news and artwork, first at ECCC!

And, finally, learn the tricks behind Valiant’s storytelling trade at Valiant Presents: The Craft Of Comics! On Sunday, March 4th at 1:30 pm PT in Room TCC L3-R2, join Warren Simons, Valiant’s Editor-in-Chief, and a slate of special surprise guests for a candid, behind-the-scenes panel discussion examining the creative process behind every page of your favorite comic series! Find out just what it takes to put together a compelling story from start to finish, how to make your series stand apart, and how the editorial process functions at the highest levels – from the award-winning industry veteran behind the Valiant Universe’s greatest hits and a host of fan-favorite titles, including X-O MANOWAR, BLOODSHOT SALVATION, DIVINITY, and more!

We’ll see you in Emerald City!

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THREE MORE BILL SIENKIEWICZ VARIANT COVERS FOR THE WALKING DEAD’S 15TH ANNIVERSARY UNVEILED

First Comics News - Tue, 02/06/2018 - 19:10

PORTLAND, OR, 02/06/2018 — Image/Skybound Entertainment is pleased to reveal three more in a series of monthly THE WALKING DEAD variant covers featuring art by Bill Sienkiewicz, to celebrate the 15th anniversary of the long-running series. These Sienkiewicz variants kick-off the “New World Order” story arc and will run throughout 2018. Revealed below are THE WALKING DEAD #177, THE WALKING DEAD #178, and THE WALKING DEAD #179.

This new story arc will introduce all-new friends, new enemies, new threats, and a whole new order.

THE WALKING DEAD #177 Cover A (Diamond Code JAN180843) and Cover B by Sienkiewicz (Diamond Code DEC178075) will be available in stores on Wednesday, March 7th. The final order cutoff will be on Monday, February 12th.

THE WALKING DEAD #178 Cover A (Diamond Code FEB180713) and Cover B by Sienkiewicz (Diamond Code DEC178343) will be available in stores on Wednesday, April 4th. The final order cutoff will be on Monday, March 12th.

THE WALKING DEAD #179 will hit stores on Wednesday, May 2nd.

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GAUMONT OPTIONS STAN SAKAI’S ICONIC COMIC BOOK SERIES “USAGI YOJIMBO”

First Comics News - Tue, 02/06/2018 - 19:06

Gaumont, Stan Sakai, James Wan’s Atomic Monster and Dark Horse Entertainment to Co-Produce the Series

MILWAUKIE, Ore., (February 6, 2018)—Gaumont has optioned the iconic, multi-generational comic book series Usagi Yojimbo from the series creator, writer, and illustrator Stan Sakai, to be developed into an animated TV series. First published in 1984, the multiple award-winning Usagi Yojimbo is to be co-produced by Gaumont, Sakai, James Wan’s Atomic Monster, and Dark Horse Entertainment’s Mike Richardson and Keith Goldberg who will serve as executive producers, with Chris Tongue as co-executive producer. The announcement was made today by Gaumont’s President of Animation, Nicolas Atlan.

“Usagi Yojimbo has been much sought after for many years, and we are honored to work with Stan Sakai to translate his multi-generational stories into the first ever TV series,” commented Atlan. “Usagi Yojimbo’s blend of history and mythology, clever balance between action and comedy, and real-world touchpoints combined with the supernatural, together with the passionate fan base that Stan has already amassed, makes this an incredibly exciting property to develop with our partners Atomic Monster and Dark Horse Entertainment.”

“We get fan mail from readers of all ages across the globe who have been asking to see Usagi Yojimbo in his own TV series,” added Sakai. “With Gaumont, James Wan and his team at Atomic Monster, and Dark Horse Entertainment, we have the best creative talent on board to bring the adventures I have been creating for over 30 years to life.”

“I’ve been an admirer of Stan’s comic series for a long time and it’s an honor to have the opportunity to bring this character and the rich world that Stan’s created to life for a new generation,” said James Wan.

“I’ve long admired Stan Sakai and his storytelling abilities,” said Mike Richardson, Dark Horse Entertainment President. “Stan built an amazing world that Dark Horse has enjoyed exploring in comic book form. We’re thrilled to be part of further exploration in a new, exciting medium.”

Sakai’s Usagi Yojimbo takes place amidst a rich fantasy setting in 17th century Japan and features a diverse world of anthropomorphic characters. Miyamoto Usagi, otherwise known as Usagi Yojimbo, is a ronin warrior with the heart of a hero. A skilled swordsrabbit, and one-time bodyguard for a Japanese War Lord, he’s now masterless, and explores his world of immense castles and humble villages, encountering dinosaurs, Yokai (ghosts/monsters), cats, bats, bounty hunters, giant snakes, and even aliens, facing exciting adventures at every turn, always ready to help.

Usagi Yojimbo is no stranger to the TV screen having appeared in all three Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles animated series. Usagi debuted in TMNT in 1987 and he most recently appeared in Nickelodeon’s three-episode arc in the summer of 2017.

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RICH INTERVIEWS: Patrick Meaney Director/Writer “House of Demons”

First Comics News - Tue, 02/06/2018 - 18:35

First Comics News: How did you come up with the idea for this movie and what is the basic plot of “House of Demons”?

Patrick Meaney: House of Demons is a psychedelic horror movie about four friends who have drifted apart after a tragic car accident. A few years later, they reunite to spend the weekend at a remote house that used to be home to a Manson Family like cult in the 1960s, who did all kinds of strange magic rituals that blur space and time, and soon the present, past, and hidden darkness manifest themselves into terrifying reality.

I love horror movies, especially ones with weird trippy stuff, but also really like movies that focus on characters in relatable situations, and spend a lot of time diving into what makes someone who they are. So, I wanted to come up with a movie that would fuse those things together. There are portions of the film that are really just exploring the dynamics between these people, and the troubles and challenges they face, while other portions are driven by action or horror elements.

Another major inspiration was reading about Charles Manson. I read a great biography which opened by describing a scene where he was at a club on the Sunset Strip in LA and was dancing around in such a way that he seemed to shoot off electricity as if he had possession of some kind of magical power. So, I thought, what if someone like him really had the ability to manipulate space and time and do everything he claimed to be able to.

1st: Why should people watch “House of Demons”?

Patrick: I think it’s doing something different. The movie has a very psychedelic storytelling style, and the goal is to take the audience on a trip through the darkness and out into the light. If you’re a comics reader who enjoys the stories of Grant Morrison or Neil Gaiman, this is bringing that style to film.

It’s a movie with strong characters, out there ideas, and uses horror to tell an emotionally compelling story. That was the goal.

1st: Who are a few of the stars in “House of Demons”?

Patrick: It was a real joy to work with all the cast members in the film. Many of them are well known in the geek world, including Amber Benson, who played Tara on Buffy, and Tiffany Smith, Whitney Moore, and Chloe Dykstra, who all both work as hosts and actresses. You might know Taliesin Jaffe from Critical Role.

And those are just a few of the great people in the movie. It’s an ensemble cast for sure.

1st: What is the setting for “House of Demons” and why is this important to the story?

Patrick: The setting is a remote house in the woods, which was home to a dangerous cult in the 1960s. In the film, the house becomes a kind of conduit for the past and subconscious to manifest together. It’s kind of like The Shining, where we see the 1920s overlapping on the present day.

I like the idea of the house as a vessel in which the characters’ subconscious could manifest, and rather than cutting away to a flashback, the flashback would happen right in front of them.

1st: In a few words how would you sum up “House of Demons”?

Patrick: It’s a group of friends going through a trippy dark night of the soul, and hoping to come out the other side.

1st: Why do you enjoy making movies?

Patrick: I’ve loved watching movies ever since I could remember. Seeing visuals and acting and music come together to create emotions is such a powerful thing, and ever since I can remember, I’ve imagined movies in my head and had ideas for what I’d want to do.

The most enjoyable part of House of Demons was being on set and getting to work with the great cast and crew. Movies are unique because there are so many different people contributing their particular expertise to help the piece come together, and whether it’s a really cool prop that production designer creates, a line that an actor adds, or the lighting the DP and gaffer create, you’re all working together to make the movie the best it can be. That’s such a rewarding and fun process.

1st: You worked on “Chris Claremont’s X-Men” and “Neil Gaiman: Dream Dangerously” documentaries what did you learn as editor on them?

Patrick: The principles of doc storytelling are the same as narrative, in that you want to take the audience on a journey. I think that directing and editing docs taught me a lot about pacing, and trying to let the audience absorb and enjoy a moment while keeping everything moving forward and building momentum to the end.

Ideally, you want a movie to grab the audience in the first few minutes, then you have a little latitude to dive into character and background, but the deeper you go into the movie, the less room there is for digressions. And watching those movies with an audience definitely was an illuminating experience.

1st: Are you a comic book fan, do you read any comics now?

Patrick: Yes, I read comics all the time. Lately, I’ve been re-reading some old favorites I haven’t read in a long, long time. So, I’m just about done re-reading Grant Morrison’s Animal Man, which is still a really wild and emotionally strong work. I also re-read The Dark Knight Strikes Again, which I love, and is so crazy and bold.

1st: Since you make movies do you find you still watch them as much?

Patrick: I still love watching movies, though I do think you enjoy them a bit differently once you’ve seen “how the sausage is made.” But, I can still get caught up in a story and lose myself in the world of a movie. Last year, I absolutely loved mother!, which was one of the wildest and most surprising movies I’ve ever seen.

And I always love to see more classic movies as well. It’s a really fascinating window into the past, and the best of classic Hollywood, like Sunset Blvd. or Best Years of Our Lives, are classics for a reason. They’re still amazing and unique works to this day.

1st: You wrote the comic book “Last Born” what was it all about?

Patrick: Last Born is the story of four people from disparate times who all come together in a dead, post-apocalyptic future to restart life on Earth. I definitely was taking advantage of the fact that comics have no budgetary restrictions since it spans from the beginning of humanity to the end of time, and several time periods in between.

It was published by Black Mask Studios and co-created with the awesome artist Eric Zawadzki. You can get more information here: blackmaskstudios.com/last-born/

1st: Do you have any ideas for another movie, maybe a super-hero movie?

Patrick: I have a whole bunch of ideas, and scripts that I’ve been working on with House of Demons co-producer Amanda Sonnenschein, and actress Tiffany Smith. We’re hoping to announce something soon, so keep an eye out on my Twitter (@patrickmeaney)

As for superhero movies, I don’t have.

1st: What is a normal day like in your life?

Patrick: Most days, I’m working at home doing editing, writing and working on logistics for new projects via e-mail. But, sometimes it’s taking meetings, sometimes it’s going to shoots, all kinds of different stuff. I love to work on new projects, so I’m always trying to do as much as I can.

1st: Any words for the people who enjoy your work?

Patrick: Thanks for the support! And keep an eye on my Twitter (@patrickmeaney) for updates on all my latest projects. There’s a lot more exciting stuff coming up soon.

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Marvel and Stitcher release trailer for ‘Wolverine: The Long Night’

First Comics News - Tue, 02/06/2018 - 17:48

Audio Trailer now streaming here: www.WolverinePodcast.com

 

New York, NY – February 6, 2018 – Marvel New Media and top podcast listening service and content network Stitcher (“Heaven’s Gate,” “Katie Couric,” “The Paris Review”) today released the trailer for “Wolverine: The Long Night,” Marvel’s highly anticipated first-ever scripted podcast. The 10-episode series airs weekly beginning March 12, 2018 exclusively on Stitcher Premium. It will see a wide release across all podcast platforms in fall 2018.

 

Listen to the trailer for “Wolverine: The Long Night” here: www.WolverinePodcast.com

 

The “Wolverine: The Long Night” story is a captivating hybrid of mystery and the larger-scale fantasy of the Marvel Universe. It follows agents Sally Pierce (Celia Keenan-Bolger) and Tad Marshall (Ato Essandoh) as they arrive in the fictional town of Burns, Alaska, to investigate a series of murders and quickly discover the town lives in fear of a serial killer. The agents team up with deputy Bobby Reid (Andrew Keenan-Bolger) to investigate their main suspect, Logan (Richard Armitage). Their search leads them on a fox hunt through the mysterious and corrupt town.

 

In addition to Armitage, the show’s cast includes notable actors Scott Adsit (“30 Rock”), Bob Balaban (“Moonrise Kingdom”) and Brian Stokes Mitchell (“Mr. Robot”).

 

Also cast in the series are actors Zoe Chao, Chaske Spencer, Jordan Bridges, David Call, Michael J. Burg and Lannon Killea. Chris Gethard, host of the popular “Beautiful Stories from Anonymous People” podcast, also will make a cameo appearance.

 

Stitcher and Marvel have assembled a writing and production team of veterans from both the comic book world and the podcasting industry. “Wolverine: The Long Night” is written by award-winning comic book author Ben Percy (“The Wilding,” “Red Moon”) and directed by Brendan Baker (formerly a producer for Radiotopia’s “Love & Radio”). Chloe Prasinos (formerly a producer for Gimlet’s “Reply All”) oversees sound design. The series is produced by Daniel Fink of Marvel and Jenny Radelet of Stitcher.

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George R. R. Martin’s A Clash of Kings #8 preview

First Comics News - Tue, 02/06/2018 - 08:41

George R. R. Martin’s A Clash of Kings #8

writers: George R. R. Martin, Landry Q. Walker

artist: Mel Rubi

covers: Mike Miller (A), Mel Rubi (B)

              Mike Miller (RI-B/W), Mel Rubi (RI-B/W), Mike Miller (RI-Virgin)

FC  |  32 pages  |  $3.99  |  Mature  

George R.R. Martin’s epic A Song of Ice and Fire series continues with this latest installment of A Clash of Kings!

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Greatest Adventure #9 preview

First Comics News - Tue, 02/06/2018 - 08:41

Greatest Adventure #9

writer: Bill Willingham

artist: Cezar Razek

covers: Cary Nord (A), Greg Smallwood (B), 

              Roberto Castro (C), Cary Nord (RI-Virg)

FC  |  32 pages  |  $3.99  |   Teen+  

With the threat of a doomsday weapon looming before them, Edgar Rice Burroughs’ greatest heroes rage into battle to protect the innocent. Who will survive? Can they defeat evil in time? Find out in the epic conclusion of The Greatest Adventure!

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The Shadow / Batman #5 preview

First Comics News - Tue, 02/06/2018 - 08:39

The Shadow / Batman #5

writer: Steve Orlando

artist: Giovanni Timpano

covers: Brandon Peterson (A)

              Philip Tan (B)

              Derek Charm (C)

              Robert Carey (D)

              Giovanni Timpano (E-Sub)

              Derek Charm (RI-B/W)

              Philip Tan (RI-B/W)

              Robert Carey (RI-B/W)

              Brandon Peterson (RI-Virgin)

              Philip Tan (RI-Virgin)

FC  |  32 pages  |  $3.99  |  Teen +  

The Silent Seven fight a war on multiple fronts. But if you follow the strings high enough, are Batman, the Shadow, and Robin still just puppets? Robin and the Shadow fight for their lives, while the actions of the Seven leave Batman unsure if he can trust anyone in his life, including himself. Three generations of crimefighting are deserted and alone, but if they can come together to finally confront the Seven where they live, is it their final victory? Or exactly what the Seven has wanted all along?

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