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Netflix Marvel Stars Visit Baltimore Comic Con

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BCC Welcomes Finn Jones and Jessica Henwick from The Defenders, Iron Fist, & Game of Thrones BALTIMORE, MARYLAND - August 27, 2017 - Come to the Baltimore Comic-Con on September 22-24, 2017 at the Inner Harbor's Baltimore Convention Center. You can purchase your tickets on-line now at: http://baltimorecomiccon.com/tickets/. The Baltimore Comic-Con is pleased announce the additions of the stars of Marvel/NetFlix's Iron Fist and The DefendersFinn Jones and Jessica Henwick as a guests of the show. Both Finn and Jessica will be joining us all three days of the convention. Finn Jones is an English actor, best known for playing the lead role of Danny Rand 'Iron Fist' in Marvel/Netflix's Iron Fist and The Defenders series. He played the role of skilled warrior and popular tournament champion Ser Loras Tyrell, The Knight of Flowers, in six seasons of HBO's Game of Thrones. In 2010 Finn appeared alongside eleventh doctor Matt Smith as Santiago Jones in the Dr. Who sp…

Classic Reads: DARK TOWER, THE GUNSLINGER BORN hardcover

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DARK TOWER: THE GUNSLINGER BORN (Marvel Comics, 2007) Created by Stephen King.  Plotting and Cosultation by Robin Furth.  Script: Peter David.  Art: Jae Lee and Richard Isanove.  Lettering: Chris Eliopoulos.  Hardcover edition. ISBN: 978-0-7851-2144-2.  Collects the seven issue limited series.    Stephen King’s mythic masterpiece, THE DARK TOWER, obtains a remarkable comics adaptation through the incredible creative team that Marvel and King assembled. I can’t think of a better testimonial to the power of the comics medium to enhance literary works. DO ANDROIDS DREAM OF ELECTRIC SHEEP (Boom! Studios) is another example, although it’s a faithful and extremely lengthy word- for-word adaptation compared to the skillful selection of scenes for this first graphic novel featuring THE DARK TOWER.    Rather than focus on just THE GUNSLINGER, the first volume of King’s epic, the Marvel adaptation pulls elements from that work as well as the fourth book in the series, WIZARD AND GLASS. The resu…

New GARFIELD collection to be released September 5th

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 THE GARFIELD SHOW VOL. 7In stores September 5th From the official Papercutz press release . . . . . .Look who the cat dragged in! On September 5, the famous feline returns in THE GARFIELD SHOW VOL. 7: "Desperately Seeking Pooky," which features three stories based upon the original characters by the legendary Jim Davis! In "High Scale," Garfield receives a terrible ultimatum from the vet: lose two piunds in a week or get sent to Maggie's Cat Spa, where lunch is a single pea! Then, in "Freaky Monday," Garfield gets a dose of karmic justice as he and Odie switch bodies. Finally, in the title story, Garfield’s beloved stuffed teddy bear, Pookie, has been stolen off the clothesline and he and Odie must go to great lengths to scour the neighborhood for their stuffed comrade.

The Garfield comic strip appears in more than 2,100 newspapers, read by more than 200 million people every day. But for those of you who crave more wacky hijinks featuring everyone'…

Eastman's new project has Rodriguez tribute cover

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KEVIN EASTMAN AND ROBERT RODRIGUEZ COLLABORATE ON COVER OF DRAWING BLOOD COMIC BOOKNorthampton, MA August 25, 2017 - “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” Creator Kevin Eastman has collaborated with Maverick Filmmaker and El Rey Network Founder Robert Rodriguez on the cover of “Drawing Blood”, a totally fictional true story about the comic book industry. Ben Bishop created the layouts inspired by Rodriguez’ El Mariachi movie poster, Eastman penciled the work and Rodriguez is inking this cover. This marks the second comic book cover collaboration for Eastman and Rodriguez, whose first passion was drawing cartoons before he started focusing on filmmaking.This unique collaboration is a Variant Cover for Eastman’s brand new Drawing Blood project which is in its final week as a Kickstarter campaign (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2073065927/kevin-eastmans-drawing-blood-vol-1-a-graphic-novel). Described as a dark-comic look inside the life of a famous cartoonist on the skids: the story behin…

Superhero: 2044 RPG launches including unique miniatures

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FROM THE OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE . . . . .(August 21, 2017)Checker Book Publishing Group’s highly anticipated Kickstarter is now live to promote the relaunch of fan favorite role-playing game, Superhero: 2044. Steven Perrin (Runequest) and Wayne Shaw (Champions) have been brought on board to create an all new upgraded version of the game that is accessible to everyone. The new version includes characters of every race, creed, gender, religion, sexual orientation, and physical handicap.The game features over 500 pages of 8 1/2 x 11 high glossy paper with lavish illustration with over 700 pieces of artwork by comic book legends Sean Chen, Bob Budiansky, Giorgio Comolo, Herbe Trimpe, Bob McLeod, Jamie Tyndall, and more. The artwork includes renderings of legendary characters such as Cthulhu, Monkey King, Dracula, Black Terror, Arsene Lupin, Thor, Hercules, and more. Superhero: 2044 has 275 playable characters in total and rules to customize your classic character or build your own from sc…

A conversation with writer FRED VAN LENTE

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EDITOR’S NOTE:  I was granted an opportunity to interview Fred Van Lente in June 2016 upon the release of the first issue of WEIRD DETECTIVE from Dark Horse Comics. While I wrote several detailed analytical reviews of that six-issue mini-series, I never got around to posting about our conversation.  I procrastinate often. That’s not the first time I’ve sat on an article long enough to make it out-dated, and it probably won’t be the last.    Since Van Lente will be making a new appearance at Captain Blue Hen this Wednesday, August 23 (to celebrate the release of WAR MOTHER #1 from Valiant Comics),  I decided to re-visit my notes to see if there were any items that I could get updates on and write about.  What I discovered is that there’s still plenty of interesting information to share with blog readers.  So, one year and two months later, here we go . . . . . .Fred Van Lente (pronounced Lenn-Tee) was born February 14, 1972 on an Army base in Tacoma, Washington.  His ancestors hail fro…

Sneak Peek at BLOODSHOT SALVATION #3 comic in November

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First Look: BLOODSHOT SALVATION #3 – Lemire, LaRosa & Suayan Bring Down “Daddy” in November! 


Valiant is proud to present your first look inside BLOODSHOT SALVATION #3 – the next punishing chapter of the BLOCKBUSTER ONGOING SERIES from New York Times best-selling writer Jeff Lemire (THE VALIANT, Black Hammer) and extraordinary artists Lewis LaRosa (BLOODSHOT REBORN) and Mico Suayan (BLOODSHOT REBORN)! On November 15th, Ray Garrison – the machine-enhanced weapon of war codenamed Bloodshot – takes the next step down a bloodied road of violence, villains, and vengeance as he confronts a deranged criminal separatist with a dark connection to his new family’s tragic past…

Now: When Magic’s estranged family of sadistic cultists come to take her back home, Ray Garrison is forced to succumb to the rage within and protect his family against those who would do them harm. But as Magic’s bizarre relatives reveal their true intentions – including those of the demented leader called “Daddy” – the…

Stars of GOTHAM television series to visit Baltimore Comic Con

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from the official Baltimore Comic Con press release . . . . .BALTIMORE, MARYLAND - August 21, 2017 - The Baltimore Comic-Con will be held at the Inner Harbor's Baltimore Convention Center on September 22-24, 2017. Tickets are now on sale. The Baltimore Comic-Con is pleased announce the additions of David Mazouz and Sean Pertwee as a guests of the show. Sixteen-year-old David (pronounced "Dah-veed") Mazouz stars on FOX TV's Gotham as a young Bruce Wayne, the orphaned son of Martha and Thomas Wayne as he follows the path to ultimately becoming Batman. Under the care of his butler, Alfred Pennyworth (Sean Pertwee), Mazouz's character interacts with other members of the Batman Universe, including Detective James Gordon (Ben McKenzie), Harvey Bullock (Donal Logue), and Selina Kyle (Camren Bicondova) while attempting to solve the murder of his parents. Mazouz began his acting career in commercials. At eight years old, he landed his first film, Coming and Going, directed…

NINJAK trailer debuts Aug 28; cast list revealed

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EDITOR’S NOTE:  It’s unusual for a teaser trailer for a new series to be announced, like a teaser for the teaser.  But, that’s what we have today, courtesy of Valiant Entertainment and Comic Book Resoures. A preview of the preview.  It looked cool enough to share, so here goes . . . . . . .



WATCH NOW EXCLUSIVELY AT: http://www.cbr.com/ninjak-vs-the-valiant-universe-trailer-teaser/

IN SEVEN DAYS…

ON MONDAY, AUGUST 28th...

PREPARE FOR BATTLE...

WITH THE OFFICIAL TRAILER FOR

NINJAK VS. THE VALIANT UNIVERSE

A BRUTAL, SIX-EPISODE, LIVE-ACTION DIGITAL EVENT

From VALIANT DIGITAL and BAT IN THE SUN PRODUCTIONS

Directed by
AARON SCHOENKE
(Super Power Beat Down)

Starring
MICHAEL ROWE (The CW’s Arrow)
as COLIN KING aka NINJAK

JASON DAVID FRANK (Power Rangers)
as BLOODSHOT

DEREK THELER (Marvel’s New Warriors)
as X-O MANOWAR

JOHN HENNIGAN (Netflix’s GLOW)
as THE ETERNAL WARRIOR

CIERA FOSTER (CBS’ Two and a Half Men)
as LIVEWIRE

CHANTELLE BARRY (HBO’s Entourage)
as ROKU

KEVIN PORTER (Dodgeball)
as ARMSTRONG

ALEX MEGLEI (Diver…