Saturday, July 30, 2016

Squirrel Girl Beats Up the Marvel Universe This October

It’s a story so HUGE, we needed an entire Original Graphic Novel to tell it! Yes she’s unbeatable. Yes she talks to squirrels. But this October, she becomes something entirely new – the star of her very own OGN! But first, get a brand-new look inside THE UNBEATABLE SQUIRREL GIRL BEATS UP THE MARVEL UNIVERSE! OGN – coming at you from the award winning team behind the monthly Unbeatable Squirrel Girl series – Ryan North and Erica Henderson!

She’s beaten Thanos. She’s bested Galactus. She’s thwarted Doctor Doom (twice, but who’s counting?). But in this all-new graphic novel, she’ll take on her most dangerous, most powerful and most unbeatable enemy yet: HERSELF! Specifically, an evil duplicate created through all manner of mad science (computer and regular type). So what happens when two Unbeatable Squirrel Girls clash? You’ll have to wait to find out, but believe us – it’s going to be NUTS!

Friday, July 29, 2016

SDCC 2016: Batman: Arkham VR Hands-On

San Diego Comic-Con 2016 Hands-On at Warner Bros Interactive with Batman: Arkham VR
As late-July rapidly approaches, most people associate this time as a last minute hoorah before school returns and the laziness of summer soon turns to the dull drag of "normal" life. As a young adult still dealing with the dilemma of school and maintaining a full-time job, Summer is a season one definitely looks forward to months in advance, much like Halloween or Christmas. Being a non-traditional and somewhat unspoken holiday, Summer also brings with it another cherished celebration for dorky people worldwide - COMIC CON! The stench of mint-condition comics, freshly painted cosplay materials, overpriced hot dogs, and occasional whiff of B.O. fill the air. Everyone is giddy with hopes of spotting celebrities, hearing the latest news on their favorite television or movie series, and waiting in line after line, after line, making friends along the way. Standing in those lines lies one man whose soul purpose is to provide the masses with as much info on the latest video games coming out this year. His name - Spencer Camarda. His mission - play the hottest and highly sought after treasures you’re all dying to hear about. Have no fear - I have exactly what you’re looking for! So, let’s dive in!

Thursday, July 28, 2016

Eye Candy: McFarlane Building Five Nights at Freddy's: The Office

McFarlane Toys Building Sets Five Nights at Freddy's The Office Set
The phenomenon of Five Nights at Freddy's is a very modern thing, much like Adventure Time's rise to popularity among younger viewers. When we first talked to the Adventure Time crew, we asked who their weird little show was meant for. Unanimously, they said US. Older folks..25-40, who are bizarre and love to laugh at odball characters being completely random. Surprisingly, the super intelligent while still profoundly silly, often very thoughtful show struck a chord with kids and so, the content needed to be chilled out a bit and rendered "safe" for little minds. That...seeeeems to be what's happening to Five Nights at Freddy's?? I can't speak to the future of the license, but I can say that creepy children pulling at the purse strings of their parents has created a MIGHTY NEED for merchandise, making it's way to you...right...meow.

SDCC 2016: Preview Night with Fantastic Beasts, Walking Dead, X-Men & More

by Saniyat K Choudhury

Well it’s that time of the year again! San Diego Comic-Con’s preview night kicked off this past Wednesday with the bustle and energy that we’ve come to expect. It was preview night so the crowd wasn’t overwhelming. I got in line to pick up my badge and received the standard literature with an awesome tote bag. This being my first year at the show, commonplace things like the giant Warner Bros tote bag and such were all new to me. There were different themes to all the bags but the coolest part was the flap that goes over the top of the bag. If you don’t secure the flap with the Velcro, it looks like a cape! With bags featuring the Flash or Supergirl TV logos (just to name a couple), you could express your geek loves for all of Comic-con to see. My bag contained the poster image from ‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.’ It wasn’t exactly cape-worthy, but I still think Eddie Redmayne looks pretty heroic flapping in the wind on my back.

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

M. Night Shyamalan's SPLIT

It's been a long road back from hell for the man who directed some excellent films...and then...some terrible ones...and one abomination against all cartoon loving folk worldwide. With The Visit, he recaptured the hearts and mind of a horror loving public. Now SPLIT looks to be the psychological thriller we've been waiting for ...and perhaps, it will have a twist!

Writer/director/producer M. Night Shyamalan returns to the captivating grip of The Sixth Sense, Unbreakable and Signs with Split, an original thriller that delves into the mysterious recesses of one man’s fractured, gifted mind. Following last year’s breakout hit The Visit, Shyamalan reunites with producer Jason Blum (The Purge and Insidious series, The Gift) for the film.

SHARKNADO: The 4th Awakens on Syfy July 31st!

An Enigma. A product of our times. The result of one overly excited viewer on a horrific acid trip igniting a monster loving public's imagination to the extent that a movie that would probably have just been another oddball Syfy Saturday night becomes a phenomenon, spawning sequels and merchandise that baffles the mind of marketers across the planet. Use whatever logic you like to explain the popularity of the salt water juggernaut known as SHARKNADO, but the crew behind these hilarious monster battles are a bunch of great people and we'll cheer for them for as long as this lasts!

The fourth installment of the SHARKNADO franchise will take place five years after the East Coast was ravaged in last summer's SHARKNADO 3: OH HELL NO!. Fin (Ian Ziering), his family and the cosmos have been blissfully sharknado-free in the intervening years, but now sharks - and 'nados! - are being whipped up in places (and ways) least expected.

Saturday, July 23, 2016

SDCC 2016: Warner Bros Destroys Comic-Con with Wonder Woman, Justice League, LEGO Batman, Fantastic Beasts & More

HOLY DAMN!! Warner Bros got the message after the massive debbie downer that was Batman V Superman underwhelmed long time comic book fans across the globe and GREW A SENSE OF HUMOR!! THERE ARE FRAKKIN JOKES IN THE JUSTICE LEAGUE TRAILER!!! IT'S PRETTY DAMN CHARMING!!!! I can't be happier, if you couldn't tell. While Marvel is a great love of mine, my entire childhood belonged to Batman, Superman and the Justice League. When film makers ignore that past...those character notes...and just make what they feel like making, it makes all the comic fans like me very depressed. We drink heavily, pick fights with Anime kids (damn u Homestuck) and yell at PokemonGo players to get off our lawn...well..any lawn. The newest footage shown at San Diego Comic-Con is guaranteed to turn those curmudgeony frowns upside down.

Friday, July 22, 2016

SDCC 2016: THE TICK Lands August 19th!!

We went from "Is this thing really happening??" to "IT'S HERE!!! OMG!!!!" in a matter of seconds. While August 19th isn't exactly tomorrow, it's way closer than most people probably though the premiere of Amazon's new pilot would be. Here's the announcement from the big A himself...

Amazon today announced the lineup for its 2016 comedy pilot season which will debut August 19 in the US, UK, Germany, Austria, and Japan. Amazon customers can expect more variety than ever in an Amazon pilot season, including shows I Love Dick, based on the renowned feminist novel about a couple’s marital struggles in the artistic and academic community of Marfa, Texas; Jean-Claude Van Johnson, where martial arts film star Jean-Claude Van Damme operates under the alias of “Jean-Claude Van Johnson” to serve as the most dangerous undercover private contractor in the world; and The Tick, an offbeat and dark superhero tale based on the acclaimed comic.

SDCC 2016: Invader Zim's Jhonen Vasquez on Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Children of the future, I would like to introduce you to our pal, Dark Lord and Master, Jhonen Vasquez. Jhonen created a comic book called Johnny the Homicidal Maniac which taught us all how to get in touch with our true feelings of blind, unadulterated hatred for mankind and to channel that positive energy toward craft projects which would one day open a door to a black universe where the old ones sleep. It's good to have goals. Jhonen also made a comic called Squee which personified all of our rightful fears in the tiny, quivering body of a small boy tormented nightly by all the evil this reality has to offer. It's a classic. Later, Jhonen would move onto a little indie cartoon series called Invader Zim which was about a green alien boy that just wanted to be loved. Blind, unwavering, relentless love that comes with no questioning or resistance. It's the most American thing he's done to date....UNTIL NOW!! Watch Jhonen Vasquez out-crazy Teen Titans Go in a special San Diego Comic Con exclusive cartoon short...

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Luke Cage Teams with Ol Dirty Bastard for New Trailer

Get ready for one of the most fun trailer you'll ever see for a TV series...maybe in your lifetime!! What's better than a big man walking down a hall thumping bad guys with awesome music playing in the background? Make the music from a member of the Wutang Clan...and give the big man an unforgettable prop to get his job done. A+ for resourcefulness. LET'S WATCH...over and over and over...