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DISNEY+ GREENLIGHTS ‘JUST BEYOND’ SERIES FROM SETH GRAHAME-SMITH BASED ON THE BEST-SELLING GRAPHIC NOVELS BY R.L. STINE

Fri, 05/08/2020 - 03:27

Supernatural Series Hails from 20th Century Fox Television

Burbank, Calif (May 7, 2020) – Disney+ has ordered the 8-episode series Just Beyond from writer Seth Grahame-Smith and produced by 20th Century Fox Television. The horror/comedy anthology, based on the best-selling BOOM! Studios graphic novel series from iconic children’s writer R.L. Stine (Goosebumps) and artists Kelly & Nichole Matthews, was created by Grahame-Smith, who has a history of moving between horror and comedy as author of the bestselling novels Pride and Prejudice and Zombies and Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, and screenwriter of Tim Burton’s Dark Shadows, The Lego Batman Movie and The Saint for director Dexter Fletcher and star Chris Pine.

“I grew up watching Twilight Zone reruns and the original Amazing Stories with my parents,” said Seth Grahame-Smith. “I’ve always wanted to make a genre anthology series that families could enjoy together, and do it in a way that delivered for kids and adults alike.  R.L. Stine has been a part of millions of childhoods, and Disney+ has already proven itself as a place that knows how to make high-quality shows for the whole family. I couldn’t be more excited to be working with both of them.”

“Back in the day, we had a Goosebumps HorrorLand attraction at Walt Disney World,” said author R.L. Stine.  “It was one of the thrills of my life. Now I’m thrilled to be back with Disney for the TV series based on my graphic novels. Writing Just Beyond for BOOM! Studios has been a joy from the beginning, and I’m so happy to have the wonderful screenwriter Seth Grahame-Smith bring the series to life on Disney+. How lucky can I be?”

A writers room is being assembled and the series is expected to come to Disney+ in the fall of 2021.

Grahame-Smith and David Katzenberg’s KatzSmith will produce through their KatzSmith Productions and are represented by WME and Ziffren Brittenham.

BOOM! Studios is represented by UTA and Matt Saver.

Just Beyond is produced by 20TH Century Fox Television, a part of Disney Television Studios. Seth Grahame-Smith will serve as writer and executive producer alongside David Katzenberg, Stephen Christy and Ross Richie.  R.L. Stine is attached as co-executive producer.

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JEREMY ATKINS QUITS ONI

Fri, 05/08/2020 - 03:20

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MARC GUGGENHEIM AGREES TO WRITE PROPHET MOVIE

Fri, 05/08/2020 - 03:13

Former Arrow showrunner Marc Guggenheim has signed on to write Studio 8’s planned Prophet film, based on the character created by Rob Liefeld.

First reported by Deadline, Guggenheim’s involvement comes as the studio aims to “build a franchise” arround Liefeld’s Rip Van Winkle-meets-Captain America character who debuted in Image Comics’ Youngblood #2 back in 1992.

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A STATEMENT FROM REEDPOP – ORGANIZERS OF FLORIDA SUPERCON

Fri, 05/08/2020 - 02:38

To our Super community,

As we’ve always said—you, our fans, and everyone who helps us build this incredible event from exhibitors to creators, are what makes Florida Supercon so special. The safety of everyone at our shows is our absolute priority and comes first before all else.

Supercon had previously postponed from our original May 2020 dates to the July 4th weekend, but as we continue working closely with our colleagues at the Miami Beach Convention Center and local officials regarding the outbreak of COVID-19 in Florida and around the country, it’s clear that July is no longer a viable option for our event. The next edition of Florida Supercon in Miami will take place in 2021.

While we can’t move forward with Supercon 2020 in the way it would normally look, we’re finding new and exciting ways to connect you with your favorite celebrities, creators, and content, as well as providing ways you can still support small businesses and individual creators. Stay tuned to our social media channels in the coming weeks as we’ll be announcing more online events and activities.

All fan tickets for Florida Supercon 2020 will be automatically refunded; no action is required on your part, though please allow our team up to thirty business days for processing. If you have any questions, please reach out to our customer service team.

Thank you,
Supercon Team

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RICH REVIEWS: Dusk Vol. 1 

Fri, 05/08/2020 - 00:46

Title: Dusk Vol. 1
Publisher: Dusk Comics
Written and Created by: David Doub
Pencils by: Maki Naro, Jerry Gonzales, Franc Czuba
Inks by: Chris Scott, Jerry Gonzales
Letters by: Jaymes Reed
Price: $ 10.00 US
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
Website: http://www.duskcomics.com
Comments: Eve and Ash do make a cute “couple.” Eve adores Ash and he has an attitude of indifference. One is a Vampire Lord the other a mortal girl. Yet these two do go together well. Eve though is used more in this story while Ash sits in the background.
The art style is minimalistic black and white. The facial expressions while simple brings across the emotions and thoughts extremely well. The action scenes are drawn intensely.
Eve is a tough girl and a ruthless fighter. She also cares about others. Eve really does know how to kick major butt.
Eve and Ash do have a unique relationship. Their relationship is based on love and Eve’s dependence on his blood. Ash is a stoic individual yet we do see that he cares about Eve.
Eve is like an unstoppable force when she gets moving. She does not only battle vampires but all manner of evil. Supernatural menaces should beware when Eve is around they are going down.
Eve is about a human in a vampire’s world. At times you will forget she is only human.

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ComiXology Originals Announces the First Season of YOUTH, a Weekly Comic Book Event by Curt Pires and Alex Diotto

Fri, 05/08/2020 - 00:44

Media Alert: ComiXology Originals Announces the First Season of YOUTH, a Weekly Comic Book Event by Curt Pires and Alex Diotto, Beginning May 12. YOUTH is in development as an original series with Amazon Studios.

Sex. Drugs. Music. Violence.

It’s time to forget everything you think you know about teenage superheroes. Visionary writer Curt Pires and acclaimed artist Alex Diotto are creating an epic superhuman saga unlike any other with the debut season of YOUTH, their all-new 4-issue mini-series releasing weekly beginning Tuesday, May 12.

In YOUTH, Franklin and River struggle to navigate family, friends, high school, work, drugs, and all the pressures of growing up. As a queer couple, they yearn to escape their lives in a small, bigoted Midwest town. They steal River’s stepfather’s Mustang and hit the road. Their destination? California. But along the way, the car breaks down. They meet some kids who are travelling the country, partying, and attempting to find themselves. They party some more. . . . And soon everything changes.

“I wanted to make a teen superhero comic that actually felt authentic to the uncertainty and beautiful confusion that encompasses the coming-of-age experience,” says writer Curt Pires. “There are lots of teen superhero comics, but most of them are written by writers closer to 47 than 17 and feel remarkably out of touch. I wanted to make something that captured the beauty and pain of the youth culture zeitgeist.”

YOUTH reunites Pires and Diotto, the co-creators of the acclaimed comic Olympia, and features colors by Dee Cunniffe, and lettering by Micah Myers. The latest creator-owned release from the comiXology Originals program, YOUTH will be released on a weekly schedule throughout the month of May and will be available upon release at no additional cost, for members of Amazon Prime, Kindle Unlimited, and comiXology Unlimited, and for purchase on Kindle and comiXology. YOUTH is also in development as an original series with Amazon Studios, to be adapted by Pires, with executive producer Patrick Moran.

YOUTH is the first of four comiXology Originals series coming from Pires. A second season of YOUTH is already greenlit and in the works and the other two titles will be revealed in the coming months.

“YOUTH is deeply personal storytelling for me, as it pulls from some of the real-life beauty and insanity I went through coming of age in my late teens /early twenties,” said Pires. “There’s chaos, violence, beauty, love, and everything in between.”

YOUTH is their story. YOUTH is what happened to them. YOUTH debuts Tuesday, May 12, 2020.

Part of the comiXology Originals line of exclusive content, YOUTH will be available upon release, at no additional cost, for members of Amazon Prime, Kindle Unlimited, and comiXology Unlimited, and for purchase on Kindle and comiXology. Prime Reading offers all Amazon Prime members a rotating selection of over a thousand top Kindle books, magazines, short works, comic books, children’s books, and more – all at no additional cost. Kindle Unlimited offers over 1 million titles, thousands of audiobooks, and select current issues of popular magazines for just $9.99 a month with a 60-day free trial at amazon.com/kindleunlimited. ComiXology Unlimited now offers over 25,000 comics, graphic novels and manga for just $5.99 a month with a 60-day free trial at comixology.com/unlimited.

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#356: Jimmy Palmiotti

Thu, 05/07/2020 - 18:48

This week the goes sit down with comic writer Jimmy Palmiotti (Harley Quinn, Painkiller Jane, Marvel Knights). Together they discuss his career and his love of the Birds of Prey movie, enjoy!

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REVIEW CORNER: Super Duck # 1

Thu, 05/07/2020 - 14:11

“Super Duck # 1” (2020)

Writers: Frank Tieri & Ian Flynn
Artist: Ryan Jampole
Colorist: Matt Herms
Letterer: Jack Morelli

Rating: 

I guess that I can’t leave those darn anthropomorphic characters alone, can’t it?! Well, it looks like this week I’ll take a look at Super Duck # 1 from the good folks at Archie Comics. When I read this, I have to say that this was very entertaining; Think “Ducktales” mixed in with the spirit of Superman along with a good dose of Deadpool thrown in for good measure. Really love how the book kicks off with the standard yet classic opening of the hero fighting his number one arch-nemesis in this case, Super Duck’s main villain is Dapper Duck (Who’s a perfect parody of The pre-Crisis Lex Luthor) and you’ll enjoy the action sequences the incorporate the comedic elements that really brings the story alive. For his part, Frank Tieri brings the humor that he showcased on his “Harley Quinn” run as well as his “Old Lady Harley” miniseries and it works very perfectly with a character such a Super Duck, plus I also have to add that I love that his powers come from taking “Super Vitamins” (That plot device will be played out in his miniseries); But this series is just so fun and silly when it comes to poking fun at the whole superhero genre that you’ll find yourself rooting for Super Duck or wondering if he’ll get his act together (He can be a little egotistical), But this is a comic that should be on anyone’s radar and it wouldn’t surprise me if Super Duck comes back for an ongoing series due to the enthusiasm that’s on display thanks to this series’ first issue.

Next Week I’ll keep “Review Corner’ going with another review so be on the lookout for that and I’ll see you all next time.

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DC UNIVERSE LAUNCHES NEW REWARDS PROGRAM FEATURING HIGH VALUE COLLECTIBLES AND EXCLUSIVE ITEMS

Thu, 05/07/2020 - 13:58

OPEN TO ALL FANS, DC UNIVERSE LAUNCHES NEW REWARDS PROGRAM FEATURING HIGH VALUE COLLECTIBLES AND EXCLUSIVE ITEMS

BURBANK, CA – May 7, 2020 – The ultimate destination for DC fans, DC UNIVERSE, unveiled a new program today, DC Universe Rewards. Running from May 7 through the fall, the program is designed to reward fans for doing what they already love – diving deep into their fandom. Giving all fans – not just service subscribers – the opportunity to participate in select options, the DC Universe Rewards program features can’t-miss items and exclusive releases, all at no cost.

An authentic celebration of fandom, DC Universe Rewards will enable users to earn special tokens for ongoing engagement and participation on DC UNIVERSE, including the free-to-all Community section, editorial features and “DC Daily.” These tokens are redeemable for an amazing set of rewards, from a 30-day premium subscription to DC UNIVERSE to ultra-exclusive collectibles such as a special, limited edition Harley Quinn Super-Villains pin set.  DC Universe Rewards will offer new earn opportunities and rewards each week.

Fans can earn tokens and “level up” simply by doing what they already love. Whether it’s subscribers finishing a DC digital comic, watching an entire DC movie or TV episode, or even non-subscribers and subscribers alike interacting with other fans on the DC UNIVERSE community boards, there are various opportunities for fans to accumulate tokens that can be redeemed for rewards.

All participants need to do is register for free on DC UNIVERSE and select a customized avatar. Then they can start earning tokens redeemable for rewards by navigating to the rewards program in the MyDC section of DC UNIVERSE or clicking/tapping on REWARDS in the menu.

Below are prizes currently available with the official launch of DC Universe Rewards, with more continuously rolling out throughout the program:

  • DC Universe 30-day Premium Subscription
  • DCU Exclusive HARLEY QUINN Super-Villains Pin Set
  • DC Universe Exclusive Harley Quinn Show Statue
  • DC Artists Alley Batgirl (White & Gold) by Sho Murase Designer Vinyl
  • Digital Movie Redemption via Movies Anywhere
  • DC Universe Exclusive Limited Edition TITANS Poster
  • DC Universe Exclusive Limited Edition DOOM PATROL Poster
  • DC Universe Meta Madhouse Lex Luthor Masterminds T-shirt
  • DC Universe Meta Madhouse Darkseid Invaders T-shirt
  • DC Universe Meta Madhouse The Cheetah Beasts T-shirt
  • DC Universe Exclusive Batcave Wallpapers
  • DC Universe Exclusive Fortress of Solitude Wallpapers
  • Shop DC $5 Off Purchase
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  • Shop DC $25 Off Purchase

Plus, DC Universe Exclusive rewards tied to the upcoming debut of STARGIRL, DOOM PATROL Season Two and much more – coming soon!

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The Sheldon Mayer Estate Featuring Sugar and Spike & Many of His Earliest Works Sell for $284,452 

Thu, 05/07/2020 - 07:37

LOS ANGELES,  May 6, 2020 – The Sheldon Mayer collections featuring “Sugar and Spike” comic strips was auctioned for $284,452 last Thursday by Nate D. Sanders Auctions.

The highest price realized was an Original “Scribbly” artwork from September 1939, which sold for $29,845. These iconic four pages of Scribbly appeared as four complete stories in the #6 issue, chronicling Scribbly Jibbet’s journey of getting hired as a 13 1/2 year old boy cartoonist, a storyline based on Mayer’s own experiences in the comic book industry during the early 1930s.

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Over a Month of Free Comics From Dynamite – More Added!

Mon, 04/27/2020 - 17:41

April 27, Mt. Laurel, NJ: For over a month, Dynamite and ComiXology have been serving up comics to readers for free. With a new sixth set of additions, the grand total reaches 76 total comics at no cost!

They’re all available right here!

This week features a diverse range of offerings. Early smash hits from Dynamite like Army of Darkness and Lone Ranger are joined by takes on Gold Key heroes Turok and Magnus by frequent collaborators Greg Pak and Fred Van Lente, as well as Gail Simon’s mega-crossover Swords of Sorrow, plus one of the best-reviewed comics of 2019 in Kieron Gillen’s deconstruction take on Peter Cannon.

 

 

Wave Six:
-Army of Darkness vs. Reanimator #1
-Classic Battlestar Galactica: Starbuck #1
-Dead Irons #1
-The Devilers #1
-Elvira: The Shape of Elvira #1
-James Bond: Hammerhead #1
-Justice, Inc. #1
-Lone Ranger (2006) #1
-Magnus Robot Fighter #1
-Obey Me #1
-Peter Cannon Thunderbolt (2019) #1
-Swords of Sorrow #1
-Turok Dinosaur Hunter #1       

      

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The Sheldon Mayer Estate Featuring Sugar and Spike & Many of His Earliest Works to be Auctioned

Mon, 04/27/2020 - 17:20

Also Going under the Hammer are Over 80 Blondie Comic Strips from the Chic Young Estate

LOS ANGELES, April 27, 2020 – Sheldon Mayer and Chic Young collections featuring “Sugar and Spike” and “Blondie” comic strips will be auctioned by Nate D. Sanders Auctions on April 30, 2020.

Sheldon Mayer Estate

One of the most influential cartoonists of the Golden Age of Comics, Sheldon Mayer delighted his readers with the adventures of his characters Sugar and Spike, Scribbly the Boy Cartoonist, and The Three Mouseketeers, along with his popular artwork of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, throughout the years. He’s also the man credited with discovering Superman, so impressed was he with the strip (which had been rejected over a dozen times) that he convinced Max Gaines to take it up the food chain for the first issue of Action Comics. Later, as an editor at DC Comics, Mayer was responsible for bringing in Wonder Woman, Green Lantern and scores of other titles into the fold.

For the first time, Sheldon Mayer’s personal collection of his artwork, sketches, and journal are offered, with complete issues of Sugar and Spike, along with Scribbly (which was reprinted in The Greatest Golden Age Stories Ever Told). His journal and sketchbook from 1935-37 is even included, with stories about the early days of the comic book industry.

Additional information on the Sheldon Mayer collection can be found at natedsanders.com

Chic Young Estate

Young created the legendary comic strip Blondie in 1930. Blondie became the widely read comic strip in the United States. It was read by 52 million readers at its peak. Chic’s son Dean Young consigned over 80 Blondie comic strips.

Additional information on the Chic Young collection can be found at natedsanders.com

 

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Heavy Metal Announces VIRUS, a New Way of Bringing Comics to Readers

Mon, 04/27/2020 - 17:10

Heavy Metal CEO Matthew Medney and Publisher David Erwin Announce VIRUS Imprint: A New Way of Bringing Comics to Readers

LOS ANGELES, CA – Heavy Metal is excited to announce VIRUS, a new platform for comics publishing that will bring real comics, printed on paper, to readers while paying the creators a fair price for their work.

With the COVID-19 crisis hitting the comics industry hard, freezing distribution chains and forcing shops to close their doors, now is the time for a better way to get real, new comics titles into the hands of readers. VIRUS takes advantage of today’s nimble, on-demand technologies, backed by the magazine’s enduring mojo as the authority in science fiction, fantasy and horror.

Heavy Metal believes that a ‘comic books on demand’ platform can provide some much-needed escapism during these difficult and challenging times. With a distribution shut-down shuttering comic shops nationwide, fans are starving for their weekly dose of new titles. VIRUS’ commitment to  innovation, accessibility and quality is the solution. Heavy Metal CEO Matt Medney explains VIRUS’ origin as, “birthed from a viewpoint of the industry needing evolution, as well as us wondering, ‘How  do we serve the Heavy Metal fan base more, with more stories and more content?'”

As for creators, VIRUS’ mission is to create a platform where all participating talent can earn on dollar one. Medney says theirs is the only platform “where the creator will make money, whether one or 10,000 books are sold.” All creators will receive 15% of the sticker price for each book sold, from the first book sold.

Calling an imprint VIRUS in the wake of a pandemic may seem like a questionable idea, but Medney sees it through a different lens. “When a virus pulls us apart, nothing brings us closer together than great stories,” Medney explains. “And that’s what we’re trying there. We’re trying to bring people  together through great stories, find the silver lining of the pandemic through genre, and that’s the message. So even though the name is kind of more on the dark side, the ethos is on the light side, and that sort of juxtaposition has always been Heavy Metal.”

The first issues from VIRUS will go on sale on Wednesday, April 29, and new issues will be added to the shop each Wednesday. Launch titles include The Red (by Rosenblum, Medney, Bownz, Handler and Lam), Nomobots (by Agrimbau and Tumburus), Hymn of the Teada (by Medney, Rosenblum, Mechler, Fung, Pinchuk and Bownz) and Garbage Factory (by Jakofire and Kim). Bob Fingerman’s upcoming book, Dotty’s Inferno, will also be published through VIRUS.

“I think VIRUS is going to be a major player in the comic book space,” writer Morgan Rosenblum, who’s behind two of the imprint’s launch titles, told SyFy Wire. “Heavy Metal already has a loyal and tuned-in fan base, and with Matt and his team at Heavy Metal‘s collective brain trust running the ship, I know they have a great eye for finding amazing stories.”

The “eye” is all-important — VIRUS is more than a platform, it’s an extension of Heavy Metal magazine. Medney, Erwin and Heavy Metal’s editorial staff of Tim Seeley, Joseph Illidge, RG Llarena and Frank Forte review submissions and decide what VIRUS publishes. Many companies have been publishing creator-owned work for years — the key difference here is that VIRUS all but eliminates the financial risk that publishers and creators have had to shoulder.

“There’s even more of a need to connect, to reach out and tell stories to each other,”says creator Ron Marz (Batman/Aliens, DC vs. Marvel, Green Lantern). “Anything that makes that easier is a huge boon. VIRUS is going to outlast this pandemic.

Bob Fingerman, a MAD magazine and Heavy Metal contributor who’ll be an early adopter of the VIRUS imprint with Dotty’s Inferno, expressed his affection for the Heavy Metal brand. “When it debuted, Heavy Metal was the magazine that opened my eyes to what comics could be,” Fingerman says. “Not just cheaply produced superhero stuff, but bold, adult, unconventional, and beautifully executed.”

“When the pandemic hit, disrupting everything and everyone, it forced us to look at how we can continue to keep the industry alive and provide fans of comicdom with the medium we all love,” Heavy Metal publisher David Erwin explained in a SyFy Wire exclusive. “Unfortunately, there will be casualties in the retail space and perhaps some publishers. But, we’re fortunate to offer an alternative and ability to service all the fans, as well as talented creators of this wonderful medium, comic books.”

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WWE 2K Battlegrounds coming this fall

Mon, 04/27/2020 - 16:49

Hello,

From everyone at 2K, we hope that you and your families are all well and safe. We also hope our games and the vibrant communities you have created around them are continuing to bring you joy and help you stay connected and engaged during these uncertain times. We are extremely fortunate to be in the entertainment industry and it’s a privilege and responsibility we don’t take lightly.

With that in mind, we’ve got news to share in the world of WWE 2K video games and want to give you a candid look at the road ahead.

Let’s begin with a surprise… We’ve got two words for you: NEW GAME! We’re thrilled to introduce you to WWE 2K Battlegrounds, a completely new WWE gaming experience that will feature arcade-style action and over-the-top Superstar designs, environments and moves. We’re focusing on social pick-up-and-play fun, but with plenty of depth for those who want to get way into it.

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Take a first look at WWE 2K Battlegrounds, an arcade-style video game featuring your favorite WWE Superstars, coming this fall.

Whether you’re a casual gamer just learning the ropes or a passionate fan ready for all the action, WWE 2K Battlegrounds provides another way to enjoy WWE video game action. The game is being developed by Saber Interactive, the studio behind NBA 2K Playgrounds, who have been hard at work on WWE 2K Battlegrounds and are excited to let you smell what they’re cookin’.

WWE 2K Battlegrounds is scheduled to launch this fall and we look forward to sharing more information about the game in the coming months.

Next, we want to address WWE 2K20. We’ve heard and appreciate your feedback, and continue to listen to you closely. Since launch, we’ve released five title updates, addressing hundreds of reported concerns, and have released four WWE 2K20 Originals DLC expansions to build on and improve the experience. We’ve also heard your requests to keep the WWE 2K19 servers running; they will remain active for the time being.

All of that being said, we hear you and we know you want more from the franchise, so here’s what we’re going to do: we are applying what we’ve learned to the next WWE 2K simulation game with a renewed focus on quality and fun. As part of that commitment, we are extending the production timeline and will not be releasing a WWE 2K simulation game in 2020 (T2 fiscal year 2021). We want to ensure the development team at Visual Concepts can create a great game that will entertain grizzled WWE 2K veterans, as well as newcomers who want to climb through the ropes and step into the ring for the very first time.

We’ve recruited Patrick Gilmore to serve as our new Executive Producer and lead these efforts at Visual Concepts. Patrick has over 25 years of experience in video games, reaching all the way back to Disney’s Aladdin on Sega Genesis, and including franchises like Killer Instinct, Medal of Honor, and, most recently, Amazon’s New World. He will be overseeing WWE 2K development, and you’ll be hearing more from him and the team in the months to come.

We hope you find this news as exciting as we do. We are confident it will lead to better games in the future.

Finally, we want to take a moment to thank you for your continued enthusiasm for WWE SuperCard. Now in its sixth season, WWE SuperCard recently achieved a milestone of more than 20 million installs as it continues to entertain legions of players with its unique approach to collectible card battling action. We’re incredibly proud of the work Cat Daddy has done to build and maintain such a successful game that continues to entertain MILLIONS (and millions) of players. Expect to see more card tiers, game modes, in-game events and exciting announcements as WWE SuperCard content continues to roll out.

In closing, we want to thank you again, and hope you’ll join us in celebrating these announcements. 2K and WWE are reaffirming a long-term commitment to expand the WWE Games family in ways that directly benefit you, the fans. We are taking the time we need to deliver the quality you deserve, while at the same time offering new experiences and ways to have fun with the WWE Superstars you love… And that’s the bottom line, ‘cause 2K said so!

The WWE Games Team at 2K, Visual Concepts, Cat Daddy and Saber Interactive

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CAUTIONARY COMICS: RAVAGE – KILL ALL MEN! preview

Mon, 04/27/2020 - 16:02


RAVAGE – KILL ALL MEN!

“Two Army Veterans crash in a mystical jungle populated by a lost tribe of TOXIC Warrior Women that hunt men, enslave them and then kill them. They must escape, submit to survive or die trying!”

Prolific writer, Mr. Chuck Dixon, with Rock Star Artists Jimbo Salgado and Bryan Arfel Magnaye have joined forces with Benjamin L. Henderson, Writer/Creator to develop his Original Action Packed Comic “RAVAGE: KILL ALL MEN!”

24 Pages of ACTION PACKED ADVENTURES in RAVAGE #1

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RICH REVIEWS: Ravage # 1

Mon, 04/27/2020 - 16:01

Title: Ravage # 1
Publisher: Cautionary Comics
Writers: Chuck Dixon, Benjamin L Henderson
Artist: Jimbo Salgado
Colorist: Bryan Arfel Magnaye
Letterer: Eric Weathers
Cover: Jimbo Salgado
Variant Covers: Geebo Vigonte, Graham Nolan & Gregory Wright
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
Website: www.cautionarycomics.com
Comments: Two men, Manuel Mendez aka Manny aka Doc and Randall Gunn aka Randy are two tough men. Doc hires Randy to help him find a Panthera. They are heading toward an Island. The crash is exciting as they do make a landing which they barely survive.
The two men as they put to use their survival skills are met by a tribe of women living on this Island. The Island is populated by women warriors only. Randy calls it Heaven. It may well be but only if you enjoy being a slave to their Matriarch, Queen Spain.
This comic does play out like a movie an old style grade B movie. Two strong virile men find a tribe of beautiful Amazonian women.
Well these women do outnumber the men and the women are all armed with ancient weapons. They are all fighting warrior women as well. So what will our two men do? Enjoy themselves until they realize just how much danger they are in.
The art could be more focused at times.
Doc and Randy are both highly trained fighters. Doc is more cautious and Randy more wanting sex. These two are going to have their hands full literally with these women warriors.

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WAYNE’S WORLDS: RAVAGE #1 REVIEW

Mon, 04/27/2020 - 16:00

There are some pretty new comics companies that are producing quality storytelling, I’m happy to say. One of those is Caut!onary Comics, and the first book of theirs I’ve read I discovered recently at Savannah Comic Con when I talked with Ben Henderson.

It’s for mature readers, but it is a gripping story that you can’t put down once you start to read it!

RAVAGE #1
Writers: Chuck Dixon, Benjamin L. Henderson
Artist: Jimbo Salgado
Colorist: Bryan Arfel Magnaye
Published by: Caut!onary Comics
Cover price: $3.00

SOLICITATION: Two Army Veterans crash in a mystical jungle populated by a lost tribe of TOXIC Women that hunt MEN!

KILL ALL MEN!

That above catchline is an interesting one because the majority of comics readers and buyers tend to be, well, men! When there’s a voluptuous female after the guys, we’re kind of torn. We don’t want her to kill us, but… .

It should also be pointed out that Chuck Dixon and the aforementioned Mr. Henderson worked together on this comic and story. I’ve read enough of his work to know that when you see Mr. Dixon’s name somewhere on a book, you buy it, especially if you want great storytelling!

There are two main characters in this title. First is Manny Mendez, one of the “guns for hire.” Then there’s Randall Gunn, named appropriately enough, who works with Manny. They crash-land near what seems to be an Amazon-like nation filled with warrior women, which doesn’t go unnoticed by the two “soldier for hire” men. They discover the women’s leader named Spain, who has plans for these two that may not be to their liking.

The characters are fascinating, and the plotting moves at quite a rapid clip. We rarely stay in one place very long. And we find out that Spain may be up to no good, at least as far as the “world of men” is concerned.

There are several covers available for this kick-off issue, but the one I liked best had the first female fighter they encounter, who just happens to be blonde, riding a big panther surrounded by soldiers. And she’s yelling, of course, “KILL ALL MEN!!”

If it weren’t for Dixon’s strong characterization skills, this could degenerate into an old “B” movie pretty quickly. However, even with limited time to get to know the various players, we come to feel we have a good handle on them all very quickly.

There are some adult allusions in the text particularly, so this book and probably the rest of the series won’t be for the young readers. Adults, particularly males, will enjoy the sexual jargon as well as the situations. You bet they will!

I have a feeling our two guys are in for quite the shock when Spain begins to “interrogate” them. But that’s for the next issue.

‘RAVAGING’ ART

As usual, I always want to compare two aspects of art when I review a comic: Character and their expressions, and action sequences. In this title, the facial expressions work extremely well, and when action starts to take place, it’s very clear and understandable. Both are strong in this book.

The one thing that might put some readers off is that the pages inside the inside and outside covers is a type of newsprint paper. I mean, it’s entirely readable, but some folks prefer slick, glossy paper for printing a comic. You don’t have that here, so I’m hoping the story will carry you into the book.

KILL ALL MEN? REALLY?

You know, if you’ve read any of Dixon’s stories before, that this is only the first layer to the story. He’s got plenty planned for the entire cast, and we’ll discover what’s really going on very soon!

It’s adventure, it’s action, and it’s fun, so male readers (and I think many female readers as well) will really enjoy this book. It’s different, and in a good way, so I highly recommend it!

Now is the perfect time to jump on board, but getting this new comic may take an investment of time! You can go to their website at cautionarycomics.com and check out their store (which has several new comics on the way), or you can catch up with Benjamin Henderson (or Mr. Dixon, I hope) at local cons to see if they haven’t sold out of their copies yet. It’ll be worth the effort, believe me!

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Reasons Why College Education Should Embrace Comic Education

Mon, 04/27/2020 - 10:58

Comic education is considered one of the most effective learning tools that are easy to be understood compared to textbooks. Some of the countries around the world have started to include comic education into their school curriculum. Comic knowledge is a green flag for publishers to start printing comic books that will become an impeccable addition to the educational system.

Recent research shows that college students learning from comic books have an improved thinking capacity where their brains process more than 55,000 images in a minute, which is faster than the number of times the brain processes images from reading a literature book. The comic book pictures stimulate brain cells to understand the content in the book faster.

Just like most of the 21st-century students, you will be able to cram almost all of the movie actors and actresses’ names in your favorite films. Comic books also have characters that have different roles that bring out particular content relevant to be used in the education system. The comic books education makes it easy for them to remember a character wearing a specific outfit, rather than being able to recognize the lines of a dry narrative from the textbooks after a month. By implementing comics in our college education system, the students will improve their engagement level towards education.

The Impact of Comic Books on College Education

Most tutors have approved the use of comic books in the education system as a quick method for teaching students. For instance, it’s not the case when students always lack what to write, but transferring the idea from their brain to paper may be the most challenging task. Sometimes, they lack the words, but online companies and organizations offering an essay writer have been brought up to help the students of all levels to do their homework. The services offered are pocket-friendly and are of high quality. They craft as per the tutor’s instructions. Therefore, don’t hesitate to ask for help.

There is a group of students who are slow learners, and they take too much time trying to understand what has been taught from the textbooks. But with the introduction of comic books, the slow learners have become the superheroes as the pictures help them in understanding the concept more.

Due to the introduction of comic books, some added advantages have made learning so easy. Here are the two benefits the students have gained from comic books in the educational system:

  • Comic books have inspired creativity

Some students have the talent of drawing in them, which has never been tolerated well at schools before. With the introduction of comic books education in college, the students are now able to express themselves better in drawing than in writing. Nowadays, the authors who have the talent of the drawing will have the upper hand as they will be able to compete favorably with others.

  • Comic books are easy to be understood

With short notes, colorful paintings, and neat drawings, comic books education has inspired the teachers, guardians, and also students to go for higher education.  Comic books have increased the concentration span of the students to more than 20 minutes, which is less time to cover more than one topic when using a textbook.

The comic images have improved the concentration span in the books, making it more fun to learn. With the result of massive attention, the students have now been able to boost their grades in the exams. The characters used to create the comic drawings have made their minds remember things easily.

The Importance of Comic Books in the Community

Comic education was established in the 1920s when it was used in the newspapers to illustrate leaders as animals; for example, the authors were demonstrating their behaviors comparing them to animals. In the 20th century, comics were used in the printing of outlets with well-known names such as batman, superman, and ninja turtles. Most flips dispersed were mostly once or twice a week to keep the readers updated about the stories involved. Comic books are also used in rehabilitation centers to help some patients recover. Comic book therapy has been one of the most important means used to those who undergo rehabilitation to express their emotions from treatment and experiences through the use of images and texts.

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Why Comic Education Is Important to College Education

Mon, 04/27/2020 - 10:58

Comic books are vivid books that involve images put across the piece of information, which is usually enjoyed by people of all ages as most of these books have good stories hence making them attractive. Some teachers find comics an excellent tool for education as most of the people from young to old enjoy reading comic books. As much as comics seem hard to create, they are so simple to grasp as long as you have enough time. It is an added advantage when one is a creative writer and, at the same time, skilled in drawing.

In the current generation, college students are attracted to comic books more because they read what the pictures are illustrating. Comic books education has an added advantage compared to the use of textbooks because, in comic books, the students understand the texts faster with the help of the drawings.

Importance of Comic Education in College Education

Being in a comic book class has brought so many benefits in terms of how the students connect to education. Here are five benefits of comics education for college education:

  • Eases education for part-time students

Higher education levels, such as Ph.D. and Doctorate, are the stressful ones in education. In most cases, part-time students always find themselves having a lot of schoolwork, making them not having enough time for other activities.  A lot of assignments affect employed students who are pursuing their studies.

Some are wondering if there might be someone who can help them do their homework. Look no more as multiple online services help both the parents and the students to access quality writing techniques.  These services are usually pocket-friendly and deliver up to the deadline.

Those who are working while learning might be too busy with the job and forget about assignments, making it difficult to complete them on time. These are some of the reasons why the students could embrace online writers who offer the statistics homework help at an affordable price.

With comic education, a lot of pictures that connect with the texts are involved in educating the student. But not every student will understand the story the way the comic book writer wanted them to understand it. At most, this happens to the wordless comics, which makes the students come up with stories that are related to the pictures.

  • Comic education helps in shaping the students’ self-confidence.

Most college students tend to be in the adolescent stage, and they are shy reading aloud in class to other students. These students become shy, maybe because of their deep or small voices, or they stammer while reading. But in ESL picture books, there is a minimized short text and a lot of pictures, which gives the shy students motivation to read more and more.

  • Comic education promotes students writing skills

For students to explore a non-wording comic book is an encouragement to write more. Hence, such comics support the students` writing skills. Comic books education connects the optical and oral capabilities of pupils. With a comic book, the students can express their ideas concerning different topics. This form of teaching has made the students who have low esteem in both reading and writing improve their confidence in education.

Comic books also require learners to think outside the box. Their sharpness is needed here because they have to read the story and interpret it by connecting the words with the pictures.

  • They support the student’s ideas

Most students always wish to include pictures in writing to bring out their thoughts. Some of them still find it hard, transforming imaginative ideas into words. With the help of comic education, one can now express some parts of their story with drawings to make the readers understand their thinking.

How Comic Books Are Useful in College Education

An average student has a concentration span of about twenty minutes to thirty minutes (that’s what the research says). Lack of enough time makes it hard for the tutors to cover more in this limited time. The short amount of time also affects the students who are good at reading, but when it comes to writing, they find it too difficult. But with comics education, the students can absorb more because of the neatly drawn pictures, simple and short words used in the books. As the scientists say, “the mind absorbs what the eyes see,” looking at pictures when reading also helps maintain the student’s concentration, making it easier to understand the information.

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Fundamental Benefits of the Use of Comics in Education

Mon, 04/27/2020 - 10:58

Regardless of one’s background or age, all people can enjoy great comic storylines. Reading a comic book that is perfect for your kids can be fascinating and straightforward. Thus, if you are a student and desire to pursue a career as a teacher, understanding of comics is a crucial part that will significantly enhance your knowledge and skills as a professional educator.

Moreover, based on scientific study, comics always have different niches; for instance, it can be youths or older adults. Due to this, instructors consider comics to be a perfect tool that should be used in classroom settings. Moreover, they can also be used within educational software tools that have recently been introduced in learning institutions. Additionally, relating to a visual community we live in, scholars are sometimes attracted to various media compared to traditional methods of learning.

Significance of Introducing Comics at School

The use of comics in class is beneficial because not only the student’s mind is changed, but also how they perceive and feel what they are writing about. Moreover, educational comics comprise significant advantages within the learning industry. That is why, sometimes, when students are seeking assignment help from writing services, most of them get to grasp ideas quickly due to the use of comics during the tutoring process. You can review some of the reasons why comics should be incorporated in the classroom below:

  • Enhance student’s self-esteem

Well, a vital challenge that most learning institutions face over the past years is low self-esteem among students that lack reading skills. When it is related to reading an entire passage, such students may be challenged. As a result, many people always do not like reading, and this makes them shy off from other students. These scenarios always reduce the morale of students hence making them not be in a position of understanding content on their own.

Knowing the help students get from comics, instructors are in a position of enhancing student’s education levels with the use of such graphics. Nonetheless, because the ESL visualization might not be sufficient, reduced capabilities in reviewing can sometimes be claimed and offer children an opportunity of acquiring great ideas and knowledge. Moreover, bonuses and offers are incorporated for the enhancement of student’s skills and language.

  • Students involvement with parents during learning

Commonly, teachers and guardians may not have a perfect idea about an absolute way of associating with the growing children. They should understand that studying higher education courses sometimes is not that easy, hence the parents should be involved. In this case, students must not feel worried when looking for help online. Furthermore, it may help students save time, which makes them work on their subjects efficiently.

  • Wordless comic images

Comics are often used at schools. Moreover, certain benefits come along with it; they include critical thinking, creativity, and imaginative abilities. Every moment, learners might be working on individual books and novels that may have different meanings explained by their instructors.

Visuals and images may have no meaning hence providing a blank slate to the student, which significantly shapes their way of thinking and helps in comprehending various sources utilized in class. This site explains comics as graphic books that entail the use of texts and images related to specific information transmitted from one person to the other.

  • Valid for students who are disabled

Many people have been asking, “is there any need for using comics during learning?” Well, such ideas have been put forward by researchers and professors. For example, kids who have autism can notice emotions exhibited in comics better in comparison to novels. Children who are suffering from dyslexia use comics to improve their ability to understand the world in images. It ensures that kids have a sense of fulfillment, which is crucial in enhancing their self-esteem.

  • Not costly for schools

An interesting concept is that during the process of using comics in education, precise goals and objectives are attained. Recently, schools are buying software equipment for lower prices, which highly enhances the level of knowledge in many parts of the world.

As a result, comics possess a high chance of augmenting the quality of various works and help in grasping the student’s attention in a diversified manner. Furthermore, due to focusing on specific learning methods and strategies, educators can achieve quality understanding in classrooms and work settings.

 

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