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WWE and Foxtel Extend Long-Standing Partnership to Air WWE Programming Live in Australia

Tue, 07/31/2018 - 21:16

07/31/2018

SYDNEY & STAMFORD, Conn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– WWE (NYSE:WWE) and Foxtel will extend their partnership into its 19th year with a new agreement to broadcast WWE programming live in Australia, including flagship shows Raw® and SmackDown®, as well as WWE’s live pay-per-views events.

Foxtel’s FOX8 will continue to air Raw live at 10 a.m. on Tuesdays and SmackDown live at 10 a.m. on Wednesdays. For the first time, FOX8 will re-air Raw on Tuesday nights in primetime and SmackDown on Wednesday nights in primetime, and FOX Sports will air one-hour versions of Raw and SmackDown in primetime each week. Foxtel Now will make both shows available On Demand following their airings.

“We are delighted to extend our long-standing partnership with one of the biggest brands in entertainment, and increase our WWE offering across both our linear channels and On Demand,” said Stephen Baldwin, Director of Foxtel Networks and On Demand. “WWE has such a passionate fan base in Australia, and Foxtel is pleased to be able to continue bringing this popular content to our customers.”

“Foxtel is a long-time, valued partner who shares our vision and passion for engaging and entertaining our fans,” said Michelle Wilson, WWE Co-President. “This agreement allows us to continue showcasing our unique blend of action-packed, family friendly entertainment across Australia.”

Fans can also order all of WWE’s live special events on Foxtel pay-per-view channel Main Event, including WrestleMania®, SummerSlam®, Survivor Series® and Royal Rumble®. Additionally, new this year are WWE weekly highlight shows Afterburn® and Bottom Line®, which will be available On Demand on Foxtel Now.

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ARCHIE MEETS SPOTIFY TO LAUNCH NEW MOTION COMICS

Tue, 07/31/2018 - 20:50


Video Series Based on Best-Selling Archie Comic Book Latest Forward-Thinking Move by Publisher

July 31, 2018 – Archie Comics and Spotify have teamed to adapt the publisher’s critically acclaimed and bestselling comics into a video series streaming live on the music platform. The new six episode series, live now only on Spotify, is the next part of Archie’s continued effort to expand to new audiences and story-telling mediums with its wide array of world famous characters.

“Archie has always been about trying to find new ways to get comics to fans and readers,” said Archie Comics Publisher/CEO Jon Goldwater. “And when the opportunity to work with Spotify arose, it was a perfect match. Being able to reposition these modern classics for new readers in this unique, motion comic format makes perfect sense and we can’t wait for fans to experience these beloved Archie stories in a new way.”

The series will be based on the internationally bestselling ARCHIE comic book by writer Mark Waid and artists Fiona Staples, Annie Wu, and Veronica Fish. The series debuted in 2015 and ushered in a new era for Archie and his friends, reintroducing the beloved cast with a modern twist. Each of the first six issues will be adapted into its own motion comic episode, only available on Spotify. The series, entitled “Spotlight Archie — The New Riverdale,” will be created by Madefire, the technology enabled content company specializing in digital and motion comics.

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Robots vs Princesses #1 preview

Tue, 07/31/2018 - 16:28

Robots vs Princesses #1

writer: Todd Matthy

artist: Nicolas Chapuis

covers: Nicolas Chapuis (A)

              Nicolas Chapuis (RI-Virgin)

FC  |  32 pages  |  $3.99  |   All Ages               

The comic event of the year has arrived! When plucky Princess Zara stumbles upon the Decimator defector Wheeler, she sets in motion events that will pit the spritely cleverness of fairy tale princesses against the raw power of giant robots! The dream match you never thought you’d see begins here. Don’t miss it!

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Red Sonja Amanda Conner Statue Artist Proof preview

Tue, 07/31/2018 - 16:28

Red Sonja Amanda Conner Statue Artist Proof

Art: Jason Smith (sculptor), Amanda Conner (art)

Price: $149.99

ONLY 99 STATUES IN THE WORLD!

Comic book sensation Amanda Conner’s depiction of Red Sonja has been immortalized in this Limited Edition Artist Proof variant statue! Dynamite Entertainment proudly brings this fan-favorite comic book artist’s vision of the She-Devil with a Sword to three dimensions with this hand-painted, limited edition resin statue! Based on Conner’s cover artwork to Red Sonja: The Black Tower #1, the statue is sculpted by Jason Smith, measures approximately 7.5″ high, and stands on a 3″ wide base. Including a numbered Certificate of Authenticity and shipping in a full-color display box, the Red Sonja by Amanda Conner Statue reveals our well-armed warrior, ready for action!

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Red Sonja Vol. 4 #19 preview

Tue, 07/31/2018 - 16:28

Red Sonja Vol. 4 #19

Writer: Amy Chu, Erik Burnham

Art: Carlos Gomez

Covers: Sean Chen (A), Tom Mandrake (B), Jan Duursema (C), Cosplay (D), John Royale (E-Subscription)

FC  |  32 pages  |  $3.99  |   Teen+  

Still seeking Lord Skath, Sonja finally reaches his castle in the Cimmerian mountains — and it’s not what she expected! Castle Skath is now something of an attraction for wealthy visitors from across Hyborea; and its new owner, Rusa Sandak, has sinister plans to keep the gold flowing…

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Project Superpowers #1 preview

Tue, 07/31/2018 - 16:28

Project Superpowers #1

writer: Rob Williams

artist: Sergio Davila

covers: Francesco Mattina (A), Ed Benes (B), John Royle (C)

              Philip Tan (D), JG Jones (E) Stephen Segovia (F)

              Sergio Davila (G), Philip Tan (RI-B/W)

              J.G. Jones (RI-Sepia), Ed Benes (RI-Virgin)

              Francesco Mattina (RI-Virgin)

FC  |  32 pages  |  $3.99  |   Teen+  

The Project Superpowers heroes came from the past, now they have to prove their relevance in the modern world. A 21st Century threat is coming for us all. What dread secrets does The Death Defying Devil hold? The Lighthouse will rise and the Spirit of The American Flag will take on a new host. But will it be enough? Can superheroes still save the day?

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A tribute to the life and career of Nikolai Volkoff

Tue, 07/31/2018 - 10:23

Josip Nikolai Peruzović (October 14, 1947 – July 29, 2018), better known by his ring name of Nikolai Volkoff, was a Yugoslav-born American professional wrestler who was best known for his performances in the World Wrestling Federation. Volkoff died at home on July 29, 2018, at the age of 70, days after being released from a hospital in Maryland where he had been treated for dehydration and other issues.

Look back at the incomparable legacy of WWE Hall of Famer Nikolai Volkoff.

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Brian Christopher passes away

Tue, 07/31/2018 - 10:16

WWE is saddened to learn that Brian Christopher Lawler, who is best known in WWE as Too Cool’s Grandmaster Sexay, has passed away. Lawler, who is the son of WWE Hall of Famer Jerry “The King” Lawler, competed during the height of the Attitude Era. WWE extends its condolences to Lawler’s family, friends and fans.

 

In early July 2018, Lawler was arrested and jailed for driving under the influence and for evading police. On the early morning of July 29, 2018, Lawler was found hanging in a cell at the Hardeman County Jail and was observed to be brain dead. His life support was disabled after his father Jerry Lawler had arrived to the hospital to bid his farewell. Lawler was pronounced dead at around 4:40 PM EST at the age of 46.

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VIZ MEDIA TEAMS WITH FATHOM EVENTS TO PRESENT EXCLUSIVE SAILOR MOON PREMIERE EVENT NATIONWIDE

Tue, 07/31/2018 - 09:11

Beloved Guardian of Love and Justice Returns In Special

Two Weekend-Only Engagement in More Than 590 Movie Theaters Across The U.S.

 

San Francisco, CA, June 7, 2018 – VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media), a premier company in the fields of publishing, animation distribution, and global entertainment licensing, will partner with leading event cinema distributor, Fathom Events, to present a special series of SAILOR MOON limited engagements set for July and August at more than 590 movie theaters across the United States. A comprehensive list of all participating theatre locations and advance ticket sales are available now for all screening dates at https://www.fathomevents.com/collections/sailor-moon.

 

Sailor Moon, the beloved Guardian of Love and Justice, returns to the big screen for a special theatrical event! Following an encore presentation of the first movie SAILOR MOON R: THE MOVIE, the Sailor Guardians unite once more to battle their chilliest adversary yet in SAILOR MOON S: THE MOVIE. The second week of showings will feature the classic anime’s third movie SAILOR MOON SUPERS: THE MOVIE along with never-before seen in theaters short, “Ami’s First Love.” A limited edition SAILOR MOON full-color poster will be given to ticket holders at the screenings while supplies last. All features are presented uncut and true to the original Japanese version, with English dubbed and subtitled showings available. Catch the trailer at https://youtu.be/DXWaZudCdtc.

 

SAILOR MOON R: THE MOVIE and SAILOR MOON S: THE MOVIE Double-Feature

Saturday, July 28th – Dubbed Versions

Monday, July 30th – Subtitled Versions

 

SAILOR MOON SUPER S: THE MOVIE and “Ami’s First Love” Screening

Saturday, August 4th – Dubbed Versions

Monday, August 6th – Subtitled Versions

“We are very excited to partner with Fathom to bring the next set of SAILOR MOON movies to audiences nationwide,” says Brian Ige, Vice President, Animation. “Catch the adventures of the Sailor Guardians the way they were meant to be seen – on the big screen – at this summer’s exclusive SAILOR MOON theatrical events!”

 

The SAILOR MOON anime series and movies are inspired by the bestselling manga series created by Naoko Takeuchi. In the series, Usagi Tsukino is a clumsy but kindhearted teenage girl who transforms into the powerful guardian of love and justice, Sailor Moon. Meeting allies along the way who share similar fates, Usagi and her team of planetary Sailor Guardians fight to protect the universe from forces of evil and total annihilation!

 

Fans are also invited to enjoy the original, classic SAILOR MOON as well as the all-new SAILOR MOON CRYSTAL anime series, which are now available from VIZ Media as Limited Edition Blu-ray/DVD Combo Packs as well as multi-disc Standard Edition DVD Sets.

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CONAN CHRONICLES EPIC COLLECTIONS!

Tue, 07/31/2018 - 09:00

The adventures return!

 

New York, NY—July 30, 2018—Continuing its celebration of the return of CONAN this January, Marvel is excited to announce the release of two volumes of CONAN CHRONICLES EPIC COLLECTION: OUT OF THE DARK HILLS and THE HEART OF YAG-KOSHA!

Collecting Conan: The Legend 0 and Conan (2004) #1-19, CONAN CHRONICLES EPIC COLLECTION: OUT OF THE DARKSOME HILLS presents tales from industry great Kurt Busiek and Eisner-winning Conan artist Cary Nord, including classic stories adapted from the epic works of original author Robert E. Howard. Relive all the legendary and glorious detail of Conan’s battle with the Vanir, his meeting with the Frost Giant’s daughter, and more! CONAN CHRONICLES EPIC COLLECTION: OUT OF THE DARKSOME HILLS is VOL. 1 in the CONAN CHRONICLES EPIC COLLECTIONS, collecting Conan’s various ongoing series from 2004-2017.

CONAN CHRONICLES EPIC COLLECTION: THE HEART OF YAG-KOSHA presents the legend in more swashbuckling stories, including tales of Conan’s storied youth! Relive all his adventures in the City of Thieves and the Hall of the Dead, with more of Howard’s classic tales. CONAN CHRONICLES EPIC COLLECTION: THE HEART OF YAG-KOSHA is VOL. 2 in the CONAN CHRONICLES EPIC COLLECTIONS.

Next year, get ready to take on Conan’s early exploits and magic with the CONAN CHRONICLES EPIC COLLECTIONS! And beginning later in 2019, the CONAN: HYBORIAN TALES EPIC COLLECTIONS will collect Conan’s various one-shots and miniseries from 2004-2016!

CONAN CHRONICLES EPIC COLLECTION: OUT OF THE DARKSOME HILLS TPB

COLLECTING: VOL. 1: CONAN: THE LEGEND 0, CONAN (2004) 1-19

On Sale 2/6/19

CONAN CHRONICLES EPIC COLLECTION: THE HEART OF YAG-KOSHA TPB

COLLECTING: VOL. 2: CONAN (2004) 20-39

On Sale 4/3/19

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