Comic Book Therapy http://www.comicbooktherapy.com News, reviews and happenings in the Comic Book World. Get your Daily Comic Book Therapy Today Sat, 01 Nov 2014 11:59:38 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.0 Game of Thrones – Illustrated Playing Cards http://www.comicbooktherapy.com/game-thrones-illustrated-playing-cards-275360 http://www.comicbooktherapy.com/game-thrones-illustrated-playing-cards-275360#comments Sat, 01 Nov 2014 11:59:38 +0000 http://www.comicbooktherapy.com/?p=275360 In recent years, the budget for TV series have grown a lot so that today, we get to enjoy more epic stories and scenes. One of the most popular series of this kind is HBO’s ‘Game of Thrones’.

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In recent years, the budget for TV series have grown a lot so that today, we get to enjoy more epic stories and scenes. One of the most popular series of this kind is HBO’s ‘Game of Thrones’. The series is based on the book series by George R.R Martin. To pay tribute to the show’s immense success, Ladbrokes has produced illustrated Game of Thrones playing cards featuring some of the most popular characters as the Royal cards.

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Daenerys Targaryen is the daughter of Aerys II Targaryen and Rhaella Targaryen. She’s the last of her family and she currently lives in exile. Throughout the series, she tries to change her fate though by raising an army of former slaves. She also has two dragons by her side, giving her the byname ‘Mother of Dragons’. On the playing card she can be seen with her signature hairstyle of white, wavy hair and accompanied by her dragons.

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King Joffrey Baratheon rules Westeros after his alleged father King Robert died. In reality however, he’s the son of Robert’s wife Cersei Lannister and her own brother Jaime. Joffrey is brutal and cruel. The Telegraph has put together a list of ‘GoT’ characters we love to hate and naturally Joffrey is right at the top of that list. The playing card features him with a stern look on his face and in gold and red colours. The left part of his chest where his

 

 
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Jon Snow grew up as the illegitimate child of Eddard Stark. Once he reaches adulthood, he joins the Night’s Watch. He proves himself to be a good warrior and a natural leader who always tries to do the right thing. The playing card is kept in black, grey and white reminding us of the white surroundings north of the wall and the dark cloak given to him by the Night’s Watch.

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Tyrion Lannister is the son of Lord Tywin and Lady Joanna Lannister and he’s Joffrey’s uncle. Tyrion is a dwarf and his mother died giving birth to him which is why his father and his sister Cersei resent him. He’s incredibly smart, crafty and likeable. Tyrion is depicted on the playing card holding a glass of wine, which does not only allude to his occasional debauched lifestyle but also to him being charged with murder as he’s suspected to have poisoned Joffrey with a cup of wine.

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Avengers vs X-Men Coming in 2015 http://www.comicbooktherapy.com/avengers-vs-x-men-coming-2015-275355 http://www.comicbooktherapy.com/avengers-vs-x-men-coming-2015-275355#comments Fri, 31 Oct 2014 20:37:39 +0000 http://www.comicbooktherapy.com/?p=275355 In what looks to be another Secret Wars advertisement, it looks like Avengers vs X-Men is returning. Are you excited?  

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In what looks to be another Secret Wars advertisement, it looks like Avengers vs X-Men is returning. Are you excited?

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Previews: Bloodshot #25, Death Defying Dr. Mirage #3, Eternal Warrior: Days of Steel #1 http://www.comicbooktherapy.com/previews-bloodshot-25-death-defying-dr-mirage-3-eternal-warrior-days-steel-1-275352 http://www.comicbooktherapy.com/previews-bloodshot-25-death-defying-dr-mirage-3-eternal-warrior-days-steel-1-275352#comments Fri, 31 Oct 2014 20:32:29 +0000 http://www.comicbooktherapy.com/?p=275352 Official Press Release BLOODSHOT#25 (ANNIVERSARY THROWDOWN!) Written by PETER MILLIGAN with HOWARD CHAYKIN, DUANE SWIERCZYNSKI, DUFFY BOURDEAU, JUSTIN JORDAN, and DANIEL KIBBLESMITH Art by LEWIS LAROSA with HOWARD CHAYKIN, MANUEL GARCIA, ALL BARRIONUEVO, RAFER ROBERTS, and BART SEARS, Cover A by LEWIS LAROSA (SEP14 1694) Cover B by AL BARRIONUEVO (SEP14 1695) Variant Cover by RAFAEL […]

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Official Press Release

BLOODSHOT#25 (ANNIVERSARY THROWDOWN!)
Written by PETER MILLIGAN with HOWARD CHAYKIN, DUANE SWIERCZYNSKI, DUFFY BOURDEAU, JUSTIN JORDAN, and DANIEL KIBBLESMITH
Art by LEWIS LAROSA with HOWARD CHAYKIN, MANUEL GARCIA, ALL BARRIONUEVO, RAFER ROBERTS, and BART SEARS,
Cover A by LEWIS LAROSA (SEP14 1694)
Cover B by AL BARRIONUEVO (SEP14 1695)
Variant Cover by RAFAEL ALBUQUERQUE (SEP14 1696)
Throwback Variant by DON PERLIN (SEP14 1697)
Variant Cover by BRYAN HITCH (SEP14 1698)
A murderer’s row of all-star talents is going all-in for an oversized, 48-page milestone anniversary blowout chronicling the classified history of Valiant’s most dangerous, most brutal, most relentless hero – BLOODSHOT!

Meet the man behind Bloodshot – or is he? – when one soldier’s untapped killer instinct takes over in a feature-sized lead tale of blood, guts, and heart by Peter Milligan and Lewis LaRosa! PLUS…an all-new story by comics master Howard Chaykin! The original BLOODSHOT launch team of Duane Swierczynski and Manuel García join forces again for an all-new adventure! AND…Duffy Boudreau and Al Barrionuevo take you on Bloodshot’s journey from the end of the line with H.A.R.D. Corps to the Colombian jungle where Unity found him! Along with many more bonus stories and artwork, a complete cover gallery, and more!

$4.99 | T+ | 48 pgs. | On sale NOVEMBER 5

THE DEATH-DEFYING DOCTOR MIRAGE #3 (of 5)
Written by JEN VAN METER
Art by ROBERTO DE LA TORRE
Cover by TRAVEL FOREMAN (SEP141706)

Down in the darkness!

Below the veil of the living world, deep in the lands of the dead, Dr. Mirage fights her way through the evils and monstrosities that besiege the spirits. But the real monsters live in the world above, where a sinister hit squad tries to put an end to Mirage’s mission — permanently.

$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On sale NOVEMBER 5

ETERNAL WARRIOR: DAYS OF STEEL #1 (of 3)
Written PETER MILLIGAN
Art by CARY NORD
Cover A by BRYAN HITCH (SEP141680)
Cover B by RAFA SANDOVAL (SEP141681)
Variant Cover by CARY NORD (SEP141682)
B&W Sketch Variant by CARY NORD (SEP141683)

Swords! Savagery! Steel! Valiant’s immortal champion returns with an all-new adventure from master storytellers Peter Milligan (Hellblazer) and Cary Nord (Conan)!

The Eternal Warrior…Gilad Anni-Padda, the Earth’s Fist and Steel…is forever charged with guarding the Geomancer and securing the Earth’s safety. After completing another brutal mission, the Earth’s undying guardian is approached with a cryptic task: fi nd and save a baby — in whose hands might rest the fate of an entire people. But the Eternal Warrior is no nursemaid…and, to complicate matters, a thousand Magyar invaders want the baby dead. At the edge of civilization, can history’s most expert killer keep one precious life alive?

$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On sale NOVEMBER 5

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AVENGERS : AGE OF ULTRON Sneak Peek From Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D. http://www.comicbooktherapy.com/avengers-age-of-ultron-sneak-peek-from-agents-of-s-h-i-e-l-d-275345 http://www.comicbooktherapy.com/avengers-age-of-ultron-sneak-peek-from-agents-of-s-h-i-e-l-d-275345#comments Wed, 29 Oct 2014 05:51:36 +0000 http://www.comicbooktherapy.com/?p=275345 Last week the Avengers: Age Of Ultron trailer leaked online, and was supposed to be shown on the latest episode of ABC’s Agents Of SHIELD. Marvel decided to officially release the trailer later that day and give us a special clip of the Avengers instead. Well now Marvel has officially released such clip along with […]

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Last week the Avengers: Age Of Ultron trailer leaked online, and was supposed to be shown on the latest episode of ABC’s Agents Of SHIELD. Marvel decided to officially release the trailer later that day and give us a special clip of the Avengers instead. Well now Marvel has officially released such clip along with an extended trailer, and we have it here for your viewing pleasure.

 

Check it out:

 

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Marvel Announces Phase 3 Movies http://www.comicbooktherapy.com/marvel-announces-phase-3-movies-275339 http://www.comicbooktherapy.com/marvel-announces-phase-3-movies-275339#comments Tue, 28 Oct 2014 22:34:11 +0000 http://www.comicbooktherapy.com/?p=275339 The Internet couldn’t handle all the movie news that Marvel announced today at their exclusive event. A lot of questions were answered and a lot more were raised. Finally we got news of a Black Panther movie and the actor made a special appearance Yes, that’s Chadwick Boseman and he will be first seen in […]

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The Internet couldn’t handle all the movie news that Marvel announced today at their exclusive event.

A lot of questions were answered and a lot more were raised. Finally we got news of a Black Panther movie and the actor made a special appearance

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Yes, that’s Chadwick Boseman and he will be first seen in Captain America : Civil War, the beginning of the Marvel Cinematic Universe Phase 3.

So here’s the full slate of the phase 3 films.

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Captain America: Civil War – May 6, 2016.

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Doctor Strange – November 4, 2016

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Guardians of the Galaxy 2 – May 5, 2017

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Thor: Ragnarok – July 28, 2017

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Black Panther – November 3, 2017

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Avengers Infinity War Part One – May 4, 2018

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Captain Marvel – July 6, 2018

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Inhumans – Nov 2nd, 2018

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Avengers Infinity War Part Two – May 3rd, 2019

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Wow, Marvel has definitely surprised us once again. Seems like DC really needs to step up their game.

There’s also a Q&A with Kevin Feige at the end of the presentation, click HERE to watch the video.

Which movie are you most excited to see on the big screen?

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UPDATE: Here’s a video of the announcement as well

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AVENGERS 2: AGE OF ULTRON OFFICIAL TEASER TRAILER http://www.comicbooktherapy.com/avengers-2-age-of-ultron-official-trailer-275297 http://www.comicbooktherapy.com/avengers-2-age-of-ultron-official-trailer-275297#comments Thu, 23 Oct 2014 01:23:59 +0000 http://www.comicbooktherapy.com/?p=275297 Earlier today the Internet exploded when a leaked version of the AOU trailer made its way to the INTERNETS. Well, Marvel has succumbed to the pressure and has just released the OFFICIAL version. Check it out

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Earlier today the Internet exploded when a leaked version of the AOU trailer made its way to the INTERNETS. Well, Marvel has succumbed to the pressure and has just released the OFFICIAL version.

Check it out

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Recap: The Walking Dead Episode 502: Strangers http://www.comicbooktherapy.com/recap-walking-dead-episode-502-strangers-275289 http://www.comicbooktherapy.com/recap-walking-dead-episode-502-strangers-275289#comments Mon, 20 Oct 2014 09:07:43 +0000 http://www.comicbooktherapy.com/?p=275289 If you haven’t seen The Walking Dead Episode 502: Strangers, then you better turn away because this post might contain spoilers.   After last week’s season premiere of AMC’s The Walking Dead, things settled down for our group of survivors just a little bit. We still got to see some action and walker threats, but […]

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If you haven’t seen The Walking Dead Episode 502: Strangers, then you better turn away because this post might contain spoilers.

 

After last week’s season premiere of AMC’s The Walking Dead, things settled down for our group of survivors just a little bit. We still got to see some action and walker threats, but we had some nice moments, like that dinner at the church. Church? Oh yeah we finally got to meet father Gabriel from the comic book. Whats up with that priest huh?TWD_502_GP_0522_0107ed

Rick and the majority of the group don’t trust that guy for some reason, and if you read the comic book you might know why, although it is not a guarantee that it will be the same in the TV show.

This season looks like it’s sticking pretty close to the source material and that is something that fans of the comic book will love.

Here are some videos of tonight’s episode:

INSIDE EPISODE 502: Strangers

MAKING OF EPISODE 502: Strangers

 

 

And here is the most talked about scene from episode 502:

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If you remember in the comic book Dale was the one that got captured by the Hunters, which were properly introduced in this episode as the survivors from Terminus. Since Dale is gone poor Bob had to take his place. How is this going to end? Are we going to see Bob scream the iconic words that Dale said in the comics? Im talking about this one:

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I hope Bob gets to say those lines in the show. I think the reason Bob went outside and started crying it’s because he knew he was gonna die. He definitely got bit by that aqua-walker in the food bank (great make up BTW) and he was sad about having to say goodbye to Sasha and company. We should know by now that when things to get “ok” in The Walking Dead, it means that something horrible will happen. I mean c’mon fellas we’ve been doing this for five seasons. But thats the beauty of it right? We never know who is going to be.

 

How long will Gareth and his Hunters survive? Im not too sure, but one of the things we all know is that the actor who portrays Gareth, Andrew J. West, is a series regular now. What does it mean? Does he team up with Rick and company at some point? Will he survive until the end of the season? So many questions.AMC_TWD_Gareth_Gallery_2396_V2

Where is Beth? What is Father Gabriel hiding? Yes we have many questions that are left unanswered, but we can’t deny that this last 2 episodes have been great in all senses. Stay tuned for next week’s episode you really don’t want to miss it.

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Halloween Costume Ideas! http://www.comicbooktherapy.com/halloween-costume-ideas-275285 http://www.comicbooktherapy.com/halloween-costume-ideas-275285#comments Wed, 15 Oct 2014 23:06:19 +0000 http://www.comicbooktherapy.com/?p=275285 Hey folks as Halloween fast approaches our friends at TVStoreOnline.com wanted to help some of our readers out by setting up a giveaway and asking us to review their exclusive Nintendo hoodies. Now I received the Mario hoodie and to my pleasure it was a great fit, an awesome make, and looks just like the picture […]

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Hey folks as Halloween fast approaches our friends at TVStoreOnline.com wanted to help some of our readers out by setting up a giveaway and asking us to review their exclusive Nintendo hoodies. Now I received the Mario hoodie and to my pleasure it was a great fit, an awesome make, and looks just like the picture on the site and shown above. With a lot of online stores you can’t be 100% sure what they are selling you until you get it and then, pending on the situation, it might be too late if it’s not what you need. TVStoreOnline.com has everything from Mario Bros. to Power Rangers and beyond. So go give them a look and keep an eye out because we’ll be doing some pretty awesome giveaways with them in the near future!

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A CIVIL WAR IS COMING TO THE MARVEL CINEMATIC UNIVERSE http://www.comicbooktherapy.com/a-civil-war-is-coming-to-the-marvel-cinematic-universe-275278 http://www.comicbooktherapy.com/a-civil-war-is-coming-to-the-marvel-cinematic-universe-275278#comments Tue, 14 Oct 2014 02:17:25 +0000 http://www.comicbooktherapy.com/?p=275278 That’s right fellas, according to VARIETY, Iron Man will join Captain America in the next, well, Captain America 3 movie. How’s that gonna work? Variety reports: Originally, Marvel wanted to hire Downey for a small role, which would have required just three weeks of work. But Downey wanted Stark to have a more substantial role […]

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That’s right fellas, according to VARIETY, Iron Man will join Captain America in the next, well, Captain America 3 movie. How’s that gonna work? Variety reports:

Originally, Marvel wanted to hire Downey for a small role, which would have required just three weeks of work. But Downey wanted Stark to have a more substantial role in the film’s plot, which would give him more screen time and naturally a bigger payday. This angered Marvel Entertainment chief Ike Perlmutter, who ordered the screenwriters to write Iron Man out of the script entirely, according to sources with knowledge of the situation.

The deal is significant for the Marvel cinematic universe considering the plot will pit Stark against Captain America’s alter-ego Steve Rogers, played by Chris Evans, as they feud over the Superhero Registration Act, which forces anyone with superhuman abilities to reveal their identities to the U.S. government and agree to act as a police force for the authorities.

Stark supports the program, but Rogers does not, saying it threatens civil liberties, causing sides to be taken and Rogers, among others, to go on the run to avoid arrest. The moral question and battle with his Avengers teammate essentially makes Stark a villain of sorts in “Captain America 3,” providing Downey with a meaty role he could play out into future Marvel films, including a fourth “Avengers.”

Even though the deal appeared dead, Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige and Downey’s reps at CAA continued talks in hopes of working out their issues. Feige was bent on executing his grand vision for extending the life of the Marvel characters over many years.

The executive needed his boss to see the big picture, considering the introduction of the Civil War story is seen as a way to drive the plots of sequels and new franchises for the next seven years, given the dramatic possibilities it offers for future films. The fallout from the government and Stark’s actions would factor into a new “Avengers 4″ film and beyond that will assemble new characters being introduced like Ant-Man and Doctor Strange, among others, in their own movies.

This makes sense since we know Marvel wants to keep the movies tied together in a cinematic universe, but at the end it all boils down to money:

Downey, who earned $50 million for “The Avengers” alone, will collect around $40 million plus backend participation for “Captain America 3,” said sources, and will get an additional payout if “Captain America 3″ outperforms “Captain America: The Winter Soldier’s” $714 million worldwide haul. Since the actor did not appear in the first two “Captain America” films, the thinking is that if the third installment surpasses the last movie, its success could be attributed to Downey.

It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to know that if RDJ signs the dotted line for CAP 3, the film will make MORE money than CAP 2. Will the movie be called Iron Man V Captain America: Dawn Of The Civil War? Too early to tell, but count me in. I want to see this movie happen, I want them to fight and pick sides, we all want to. Could this mean that by the time that Avengers 3 or 4 happens, Spiderman will be at Marvel Studios? Let’s hope so, because Spidey plays an important role in the Civil War story line in the comics. Not to mention that Marvel just announced a new event in the comics: IMG_1501.JPG

Variety continues to report:
Frank Grillo is expected to return as the villain Crossbones, Anthony Russo told Movies.com last month, “I can’t divulge who is going to be in the film, but I think fans are going to freak out when they hear about it,” clearly hinting at Downey being in the next sequel.

All of this makes sense, fans are going to be very surprised and happy with this announcement, we just have to wait until Marvel announces it officially, but VARIETY has a good track record as far as scoops and exclusives go, so I am personally confident that CIVIL WAR is coming to the MARVEL Cinematic Universe.

The question is, who’s side will you be on?

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MAD Magazine Presents “How To Read The HARLEY QUINN ANNUAL #1″ http://www.comicbooktherapy.com/mad-magazine-presents-how-to-read-the-harley-quinn-annual-1-275273 http://www.comicbooktherapy.com/mad-magazine-presents-how-to-read-the-harley-quinn-annual-1-275273#comments Mon, 13 Oct 2014 23:30:53 +0000 http://www.comicbooktherapy.com/?p=275273 DC Comics is releasing the HARLEY QUINN ANNUAL #1 which is gathering some controversy due to the fact that some pages will smell like cannabis. Don’t get pulled over by the police while reading this comic! Check the following info in regards to the issue: On October 29th, DC Comics is releasing the HARLEY QUINN […]

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DC Comics is releasing the HARLEY QUINN ANNUAL #1 which is gathering some controversy due to the fact that some pages will smell like cannabis. Don’t get pulled over by the police while reading this comic!

Check the following info in regards to the issue:

On October 29th, DC Comics is releasing the HARLEY QUINN ANNUAL #1. But this is like no other annual. This issue stinks! Seriously!

HARLEY QUINN ANNUAL #1 arrives with “Scent-icular” technology featuring actual, honest-to-gosh real smells. Take a trip through Harley’s world in a groundbreaking issue, where the scents — odors like, leather, pizza, suntan lotion and something called Cannibisylocibe 7-A — featured in the issue were chosen in an effort to capture the weird and wonderful world in which Harley lives.

Check out the “Reading Instructions” below, running in DC comic books this week, compliments of the MAD team. Read, rub and sniff at your own risk!IMG_1496.JPG

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NYCC 14: DARK HORSE REVEALS AN ALL-NEW GAME OF THRONES® FIGURE http://www.comicbooktherapy.com/nycc-14-dark-horse-reveals-an-all-new-game-of-thrones-figure-275268 http://www.comicbooktherapy.com/nycc-14-dark-horse-reveals-an-all-new-game-of-thrones-figure-275268#comments Mon, 13 Oct 2014 21:32:12 +0000 http://www.comicbooktherapy.com/?p=275268 Game Of Thrones fans rejoice: HODOR! PRESS RELEASE: Dark Horse is kicking things off at New York Comic Con with the reveal of the latest release in its growing line of figures based on characters from the smash-hit HBO® series Game of Thrones! Hodor has emerged as a favorite character in the HBO series, often […]

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Game Of Thrones fans rejoice: HODOR!
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PRESS RELEASE:

Dark Horse is kicking things off at New York Comic Con with the reveal of the latest release in its growing line of figures based on characters from the smash-hit HBO® series Game of Thrones!

Hodor has emerged as a favorite character in the HBO series, often seen carrying the disabled Bran.

Dark Horse is now revealing a special sculpture of the two characters: Hodor with Bran Stark in a woven carrier strapped to his back. All the details from the series are captured, and the exacting paint application conveys the subtleties of character likeness and costume. Practically a double figure, it measures over nine inches tall, keeping the size proportions of previous releases in the line.

The prototype will be revealed at the Dark Horse booth (#1636) at New York Comic Con, held October 9–12 at Jacob Javits Center in New York City. The figure is slated for an April 15, 2015, on-sale date in stores.

Hodor and Bran join other new Dark Horse Game of Thrones figures in April 2015: Tywin Lannister, Joffrey Baratheon, and Petyr (“Littlefinger”) Baelish.

“We have been floored by the response to these figures,” Dark Horse Product Development head David Scroggy noted, “and this one is our most ambitious yet.”

The Game of Thrones: Hodor and Bran Stark figure will have a suggested retail price of $39.99.

What do you think fellow collectors? Are you getting this figure?

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NYCC 14: CCP GAMES AND DARK HORSE COMICS ENLIST BRIAN WOOD FOR EVE: VALKYRIE http://www.comicbooktherapy.com/nycc-14-ccp-games-and-dark-horse-comics-enlist-brian-wood-for-eve-valkyrie-275264 http://www.comicbooktherapy.com/nycc-14-ccp-games-and-dark-horse-comics-enlist-brian-wood-for-eve-valkyrie-275264#comments Mon, 13 Oct 2014 21:21:04 +0000 http://www.comicbooktherapy.com/?p=275264 If you are a fan of the video game EVE: Valkyrie and can’t get enough of it, well we have some great news for you. Official Press Release As announced on Dark Horse’s Powered By Creators panel at New York Comic Con, Brian Wood will be penning a brand-new miniseries based on EVE: Valkyrie, the […]

Agent Burgos, NYCC 14: CCP GAMES AND DARK HORSE COMICS ENLIST BRIAN WOOD FOR EVE: VALKYRIE

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If you are a fan of the video game EVE: Valkyrie and can’t get enough of it, well we have some great news for you.

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Official Press Release

As announced on Dark Horse’s Powered By Creators panel at New York Comic Con, Brian Wood will be penning a brand-new miniseries based on EVE: Valkyrie, the critically acclaimed video game in development by CCP Games.

With art by Eduardo Francisco, this tale will tell the origin story of pilot Rán and the rise of the Valkyrie.

In development at CCP’s Newcastle studio, EVE: Valkyrie is a multiplayer dogfighting shooter set in the EVE universe that uses virtual reality to give players the sense of being real pilots in EVE Online spaceships. It is based on the EVE-VR tech demo that won several major awards at E3 2013.

CCP Games, a leading independent developer of massively multiplayer games and creators of EVE Online, has partnered with Dark Horse Comics to deliver amazing books as epic as the online universe from which they are spawned: EVE: True Stories, EVE: Source, and EVE Universe: The Art of New Eden.

EVE Online (PC/Mac) is a captivating science-fiction game in which hundreds of thousands of players compete for riches, power, glory, and adventure in a single universe.

Eve: Valkyrie #1 is on sale June 3, 2015. Preorder your copy today!

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NYCC 14: IDW Publishing Recaps. http://www.comicbooktherapy.com/nycc-14-idw-publishing-recaps-275260 http://www.comicbooktherapy.com/nycc-14-idw-publishing-recaps-275260#comments Mon, 13 Oct 2014 21:02:06 +0000 http://www.comicbooktherapy.com/?p=275260 New York Comic Con is over, and a lot of exciting announcements happened during the weekend that made fans go nuts! Check the following press release from IDW: Publisher Partnerships, Monumental Collaborations And New Series Announced San Diego, CA (October 13, 2014) – The eyes of the world were watching New York Comic Con 2014 […]

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New York Comic Con is over, and a lot of exciting announcements happened during the weekend that made fans go nuts!

Check the following press release from IDW:

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Publisher Partnerships, Monumental Collaborations And New Series Announced

San Diego, CA (October 13, 2014) – The eyes of the world were watching New York Comic Con 2014 for major announcements and this year IDW Publishing took the stage to reveal an impressive array of projects that are coming soon!

IDW & Disney Publishing Collaboration
Beginning in early 2015, fans can expect to see the first wave of classic Disney masterpieces featured in an array of award-winning and innovative publications from IDW.
Monthly Comic Series – This monumental collaboration kicks off with multiple monthly series featuring some of the most iconic characters of all time: Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck, Pluto, Minnie Mouse, Goofy, and many more!
Artist’s Editions – The award-winning Artist’s Edition line will feature collections from the immense talents who have contributed to many beloved Disney comics over the years starting with the legendary Carl Barks and Don Rosa.
IDW Limited – With original art, signature plates, and unique display designs, IDW Limited will offer a number of Disney series in deluxe limited editions.
Micro Comics Fun Packs – Packed with a mini-comic, stickers, posters, and more, the Micro-Comic Fun Pack has been captivating new comic audiences on a mass-market scale and IDW will expand this successful line with multiple Disney properties.
Library of American Comics – Beginning in 2015, the LOAC will begin collecting the various newspaper strips that have featured iconic Disney characters.

IDW & Marvel Partnership Expansion
Artist’s Editions –

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IDW and Marvel opened NYCC 2014 with the announcement they will partner once again to add titles and creators that will rightfully take theirs places among an already illustrious list of Marvel related IDW Artist’s Editions. Stay tuned for supporting announcements!
Library of American Comics Spider-Man Newspaper Comics – IDW and Marvel continued to amaze NYCC conventions goers and fans across the globe with the announcement that are teaming up to bring the world’s most popular super-hero, the Amazing Spider-Man to IDW’s Library of American Comics imprint. Launched in 1977, the Spider-Man newspaper strips feature the kind of fast-paced action and genuine human emotion that have made Peter Parker a star in movies, theatre, TV, video games, and the comic books that started it all back in 1962 with Amazing Fantasy #15.
Avengers Micro Comic Fun Packs – In one the more fun announcements of NYCC 2014, IDW and Marvel revealed they are giving Avengers fans one more way to keep up with their favorite superhero team, in the form of Avengers Micro Comic Fun Packs! Look for them in both comic shops and mass retail spring of 2015!
IDW Limited’s Marvel Artist Select Series – IDW and Marvel concluded NYCC 2014 with the announcement of an all-new series that will celebrate the most iconic Marvel characters and fan-favorite storylines in an all-new, deluxe, limited-edition format produced by IDW Limited.

Douglas Adams’ Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency Comic Series
In partnership with Ideate Media, IDW Publishing announced that Douglas Adams’ beloved fictional “holistic detective” Dirk Gently will be appearing in his first-ever comic-book series. The series launching in spring 2015, will be written by Chris Ryall, IDW’s Chief Creative Officer/Editor-in-Chief and creator/writer of series such as Zombies vs Robots, Groom Lake, and The Hollows. The series artist will be Tony Akins (Fables), and Chew co-creator Rob Guillory has contributed a first cover image, too. Full story details and release information will follow soon.

G.I. Joe: Snake Eyes

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The fan-favorite G.I. Joe ninja is set to strike out on his own in an all-new series, G.I. Joe: Snake Eyes: Agent of COBRA! Debuting in January of 2015, this series builds upon the acclaimed new G.I. Joe series, released last month. With an exciting creative team and a secretive mission, the stakes have never been higher!

Other exciting comic series announcements made during the week were Jem & the Holograms with Hasbro, Millennium with Fox Entertainment and Powerpuff Girsl: Super Smash Up! with Cartoon Network. For developing news on these projects and more visit www.idwpublishing and follow IDW on Facebook and Twitter @IDWPublishing.com.

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NYCC Day 4 Social Wrap Up http://www.comicbooktherapy.com/nycc-day-4-social-wrap-up-275253 http://www.comicbooktherapy.com/nycc-day-4-social-wrap-up-275253#comments Mon, 13 Oct 2014 19:40:23 +0000 http://www.comicbooktherapy.com/?p=275253 NYCC 2014 certainly went out with a bang, as Day 4 brought more surprises and gossip-filled panels for all the fans in attendance on Sunday. Once again it was the television panels that generated the most interest, with new Batman-origins show Gotham taking the top spot. The cast and crew were on-hand to answer questions […]

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NYCC 2014 certainly went out with a bang, as Day 4 brought more surprises and gossip-filled panels for all the fans in attendance on Sunday. Once again it was the television panels that generated the most interest, with new Batman-origins show Gotham taking the top spot. The cast and crew were on-hand to answer questions and talk about their experiences on the show so far. Gotham fans were also treated to a special sneak peak of scenes from upcoming episodes. Marvel also had a good Sunday thanks to their exclusive Marvel Unlimited panel, which was only available for Marvel Unlimited + ticket holders. The lucky few were treated to tons of footage from Avengers: Age of Ultron, Ant-Man, the new Guardians of the Galaxy animated series and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D spin-off Agent Carter. Those present took to social media to convey their excitement, promoting those outside of the panel to wonder when these clips and promos might become available to the wider world. Kevin Bacon, who was present at The Following panel, was the big individual buzz winner of the day. NYCC has attracted many of the world’s biggest stars this year, proving that the event could well be a realistic challenger to San Diego for the comic-con crown!

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Big special thanks to WAYTOBLUE.com for the info and updates.

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NYCC Day 3 Social Wrap Up http://www.comicbooktherapy.com/nycc-day-3-social-wrap-up-275249 http://www.comicbooktherapy.com/nycc-day-3-social-wrap-up-275249#comments Mon, 13 Oct 2014 02:54:41 +0000 http://www.comicbooktherapy.com/?p=275249 Day 3 at NYCC was dominated by television and unsurprisingly the biggest buzz of the day went to The Walking Dead. Season 5 of the smash hit zombie-filled drama premieres tonight on AMC and yesterday’s panel gave fans a look at the first 4 minutes of the tonight’s episode. Cast and crew were also on […]

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Day 3 at NYCC was dominated by television and unsurprisingly the biggest buzz of the day went to The Walking Dead. Season 5 of the smash hit zombie-filled drama premieres tonight on AMC and yesterday’s panel gave fans a look at the first 4 minutes of the tonight’s episode. Cast and crew were also on hand to answer questions on how the show will be developing this season, helping The Walking Dead generate 18,256 mentions and 4,664 Intent-to-View mentions. However, The Walking Dead had tough competition for the Day 3 top spot from Marvel’s latest TV show Daredevil, which will be premiering exclusively on Netflix soon. The series, which stars Boardwalk Empire favourite Charlie Cox in the title role, held a panel where cast and crew presented the first footage from the series, as well as promotional posters and pictures. The Netflix series generated 17,762 mentions and 2,111 ITV mentions during the course of NYCC Day 3. The big film winner was The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, which had an unofficial panel curated by OneRing.net. The panel speculated on what fans might see in the film, divulged some inside information and some unofficial sneak peaks. Arrow’s Stephen Amell was the big individual hit of the day, generating 5,606 mentions. The actor’s spotlight session was extremely popular with fans, who also had the opportunity to meet the star during the day for autographs and photos.
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NYCC Day 2 Social Round Up http://www.comicbooktherapy.com/nycc-day-2-social-round-up-275246 http://www.comicbooktherapy.com/nycc-day-2-social-round-up-275246#comments Sat, 11 Oct 2014 22:18:47 +0000 http://www.comicbooktherapy.com/?p=275246 Friday was Marvel Day at NYCC, with the studio dropping several surprises on fans during the course of the day! The biggest news of the day from Marvel was the announcement that this summer’s biggest blockbuster ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ would be getting an animated series for the Disney XD channel. The announcement generated a […]

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Friday was Marvel Day at NYCC, with the studio dropping several surprises on fans during the course of the day! The biggest news of the day from Marvel was the announcement that this summer’s biggest blockbuster ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ would be getting an animated series for the Disney XD channel. The announcement generated a mighty 6,544 mentions. The Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D panel also generated a significant amount of buzz, as cast and crew revealed secrets from season 2 of the show and fans also got their first look at the highly anticipated Agent Carter series. All this, as well as other Marvel comics panels, helped Marvel generate a super 29,471 mentions on Friday alone, making it our superhero of the day! The biggest individual buzz winner of the day was ABC’s Once Upon A Time. Showrunners Adam Horowitz and Eddy Kitsis and star Jennifer Morrison were on hand to dish the dirt on Once’s latest season, which has been a hit so far with audiences thanks to its ‘Frozen’ theme. The big film winner of the day was Michael Keaton’s Birdman. Keaton and co-star Edward Norton were on-hand to promote the film and show off new footage to the NYCC audience. There is already early Oscars buzz for Keaton’s performance in the film and the film is sure to continue to generate a lot of buzz in the run up to its release.

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October to be a Super Megaforce month for the Power Rangers http://www.comicbooktherapy.com/october-super-megaforce-month-power-rangers-275232 http://www.comicbooktherapy.com/october-super-megaforce-month-power-rangers-275232#comments Sat, 11 Oct 2014 00:55:45 +0000 http://www.comicbooktherapy.com/?p=275232 The month of October is a busy month for the Power Rangers as they have a whole slew of events planned for the fans! The list of events include: A fan experience at the Mall of America in Bloomington, Minn. on Oct 12. A set of Power Ranger weekends at the Nickelodeon Suites Resort in […]

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The month of October is a busy month for the Power Rangers as they have a whole slew of events planned for the fans!

The list of events include:

A fan experience at the Mall of America in Bloomington, Minn. on Oct 12.

A set of Power Ranger weekends at the Nickelodeon Suites Resort in Orlando on the weekends of Oct. 17-19 and Oct. 24-26.

A charity week where the Rangers team up with Spirit Halloween to visit six hospitals around the nation to hang with patients and demonstrate some of their awesome ranger moves.

Along with the charity work with Spirit Halloween, Spirit is sponsoring giveaway trip for four to Nickelodeon Suites Resort for a Power Rangers weekend in February 2015. To enter visit SpiritHalloween.com/Sweeps. Also available at Spirit are a whole assortment of Power Rangers Super Megaforce costumes for kids and toddlers ready to to morph in store or online at SpiritHalloween.com

All this and more new episodes of Power Rangers Super Megaforce throughout the month on Saturdays at Noon only at Nickelodeon.

More info on these events in the press release below!

PRESS RELEASE:

SABAN’S POWER RANGERS SUPER MEGAFORCE CELEBRATE A FRIGHTENINGLY FUN AND SPOOKTACULAR HALLOWEEN ALL MONTH LONG

LOS ANGELES, CA (October 9, 2014) – This Halloween, Saban’s Power Rangers Super Megaforce are powering up the season with frightful festivities and spooky adventures that will thrill fans throughout the month of October. Power Ranger fans will be treated to a range of Halloween-themed activities including super mega cast appearances, a chill-tastic trick-or-treat safety video and all-new Power Ranger costumes for both kids and adults.

On Oct. 12, the Power Rangers will visit the Mall of America, the nation’s largest retail and entertainment complex, in Bloomington, Minn., and deliver action-packed Halloween fun to fans of all ages. Activities will include meet & greets and photo opportunities with the Power Rangers, episode screenings, super charged video game demos from Bandai Namco, a chance to win spooktacular prizes and a make-your-own mask station, just in time for trick-or-treating.

Following the mall appearance, fans can attend two thrilling Power Rangers Weekends at Nickelodeon Suites Resort in Orlando, Fla. Both weekends will offer fans a chance to “Train Like a Ranger” at a very special lunch where they can meet their favorite Ranger, partake in themed activities and crafts and catch a sneak peek screening of an all-new episode of Power Rangers Super Megaforce. The first weekend, October 17-19, will include appearances from the live-action cast including the all-new Silver Ranger from Power Rangers Super Megaforce. The second weekend will be held on October 24-26 and will offer meet & greet opportunities with the suited Power Rangers. Fans can visit www.nickhotel.com/powerrangers to book this super mega vacation!

 For the third year in a row, the Power Rangers will be participating in Spirit Halloween’s annual Spirit of Children Week by bringing happy Halloween spirit to young patients at six hospitals across the country. During the visits, the Power Rangers Super Megaforce will take photos with the kids, demonstrate their super mega moves and work to empower the young patients to be superheroes in their own right. Spirit of Children has raised over $16 million in funding for their partner hospitals. To learn more about Spirit of Children, visit www.spiritofchildren.com.

In addition, the Power Rangers are once again involved in an informative and ghoulishly fun Halloween safety video available for kids to watch before trick-or-treating. The video, available on the Power Rangers YouTube page, reminds kids that they can both have fun and stay safe on Halloween night.

To cap off the month-long excitement, fans can morph into their favorite Power Ranger with Halloween costumes. Power Rangers Super Megaforce costumes for kids and toddlers and Mighty Morphin Power Rangers suits for adults are now available at your local Spirit Halloween store and online at SpiritHalloween.com. Spirit Halloween is also partnering with the Power Rangers to give away a trip for four to Nickelodeon Suites Resort in Orlando, FL for a Power Rangers weekend in February 2015. The winner and their guests will have a one-of-a-kind trip including a sliming experience! Participants can enter for their chance to win at SpiritHalloween.com/Sweeps. Go Go Halloween!

Watch all-new episodes of Power Rangers Super Megaforce every Saturday on Nickelodeon at 12 p.m. (ET/PT). For more information, downloadable Halloween-themed activities and pumpkin carving stencils, please visit PowerRangers.com/Halloween and follow the brand’s official social media channels on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Tumblr and YouTube.

 

About Saban’s Power Rangers Super Megaforce

Power Rangers Super Megaforce is the current season of the iconic franchise on television. The series, which airs Saturdays at 12 p.m. (ET/PT) on Nickelodeon, delivers super mega action, humor, excitement and entertainment, in addition to the core themes of friendship, teamwork, fitness and helping others. Power Rangers Super Megaforce introduces all-new morphing abilities, allowing the Rangers to morph into any team of Power Rangers from the past. The Power Rangers franchise is helmed by Haim Saban, who created and produced the original Mighty Morphin Power Rangers series in 1993. SCG Power Rangers LLC, which licenses and merchandises the Power Rangers brand, is an affiliate of Saban Brands. For more information, visit www.powerrangers.com.

 

About Saban Brands

Formed in 2010 as an affiliate of Saban Capital Group, Saban Brands (SB) was established to acquire and develop a world-class portfolio of properties and capitalize on the company’s experience, track record and capabilities in growing and monetizing consumer brands through content, media and marketing. SB applies a global omni-channel management approach to enhancing and extending its brands in markets worldwide and to consumers of all ages. The company provides full-service management, marketing, promotion and strategic business development for its intellectual properties including comprehensive strategies unique to each brand, trademark and copyright management and enforcement, creative design, retail development, direct-to-consumer initiatives and specialized property extensions. SB’s portfolio of properties currently includes Power Rangers, Paul Frank, Macbeth, Julius Jr., Digimon Fusion and Popples, among many others. For more information, visit www.sabanbrands.com.

 

About Spirit Halloween

Spirit Halloween (www.spirithalloween.com) is the largest Halloween specialty retailer in the country with over 1,100 locations in strip centers and malls across North America. At the heart of Spirit Halloween is Spirit of Children (www.spiritofchildren.com), a program which focuses on making hospitals less scary for kids and their families. For the 2014 Halloween season, Spirit of Children’s goal is to raise $5.2 million, bringing its total contribution to more than $21 million since its inception in 2006.

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NYCC Day 1 Social Wrap Up http://www.comicbooktherapy.com/nycc-day-1-social-wrap-up-275229 http://www.comicbooktherapy.com/nycc-day-1-social-wrap-up-275229#comments Fri, 10 Oct 2014 22:52:44 +0000 http://www.comicbooktherapy.com/?p=275229 New York Comic Con is at full swing with lots of announcements and surprises. Thanks to waytoblue.com , we have the social round infographic from NYCC Day 1. Check it out below. Day 1 of New York Comic Con started with a bang, as Walt Disney Studios brought the biggest surprise of the day in […]

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New York Comic Con is at full swing with lots of announcements and surprises. Thanks to waytoblue.com , we have the social round infographic from NYCC Day 1. Check it out below.

Day 1 of New York Comic Con started with a bang, as Walt Disney Studios brought the biggest surprise of the day in the form of newly married George Clooney’s appearance at the Tomorrowland panel. Clooney’s appearance was a big buzz winner for the film, as the actor alone generated 11,496 mentions and no doubt helped to ensure Tomorrowland was the most buzzed about property of the day. Tomorrowland’s first teaser trailer also debuted at the panel and was soon available online for audiences outside of New York to enjoy. The film enjoyed the largest Intent-to-View conversation with 4,459 mentions. Disney’s other panel for Marvel animation Big Hero Six was also a big winner with 13,521 mentions and 4,155 ITV mentions. The TV winner of the day was, unsurprisingly, Game of Thrones. Actors Kristian Nairn (Hodor) and Daniel Portman (Podrick Payne) were on hand to lead a fan forum where they discussed their characters and sparred with audience members on the topic of Game of Thrones fan theories. The fan forum, alongside announcements about new merchandise from the show, helped to ensure the show generated 17,588 mentions and 2,271 ITV mentions. Walt Disney Studios was the big studio share of voice winner, with Tomorrowland and Big Hero Six’s strong buzz ensuring 43% share of voice. Warner Brothers also did well on day 1 thanks to special screenings of The 100’s second season premiere and the series premiere of their hot new show Constantine.
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PHOENIX COMICON FAN FEST ANNOUNCES FIRST GUEST http://www.comicbooktherapy.com/phoenix-comicon-fan-fest-announces-first-guest-275225 http://www.comicbooktherapy.com/phoenix-comicon-fan-fest-announces-first-guest-275225#comments Fri, 10 Oct 2014 19:58:26 +0000 http://www.comicbooktherapy.com/?p=275225 Official Press Release: Actor David Ramsey From “Arrow” Attends December Event . Phoenix Comicon Fan Fest is excited announce our first guest: actor David Ramsey, currently known for playing John Diggle on the CW superhero series “Arrow.” David has an extensive film and television career. Some of his appearances include portraying Pastor David Randolph on […]

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Official Press Release:
Actor David Ramsey From “Arrow” Attends December Event
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Phoenix Comicon Fan Fest is excited announce our first guest: actor David Ramsey, currently known for playing John Diggle on the CW superhero series “Arrow.”

David has an extensive film and television career. Some of his appearances include portraying Pastor David Randolph on the UPN sitcom “Good News;” starring as Muhammad Ali in the movie Ali: An American Hero; Brian in “For Your Love;” Rusty on “All of Us;” Don Merritt on “Hollywood Residential;” Dr. Noah Gleason on “Wildfire;” Anton Briggs on “Dexter;” and Al Druzinsky on “Outlaw.” He has also appeared in “The West Wing,” “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation,” “Ghost Whisperer,” “Grey’s Anatomy,” “The Defenders,” and “Blue Bloods.” David holds a black belt in jeet kune do and has also studied boxing and tae kwon do.

Phoenix Comicon Fan Fest is a second event brought to you by Phoenix Comicon. Fan Fest focuses on comic books, artists, costuming, kids and actors and will be held at The University of Phoenix Glendale Stadium from December 12 – 14, 2014.

“We believe there is a need for a strong artist and fan focused show during the winter. We believe Arizonans should have an opportunity to showcase their costumes and not melt in the summer heat,” says Matt Solberg, Phoenix Comicon Director. “We believe in providing our community of artists and fans, geeks and exhibitors, a chance to meet more than once a year at a show that is organized, well attended, affordable, and, we hope, will be a fun winter activity.”

For more information, please visit phoenixcomicon.com

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AMC RENEWS “THE WALKING DEAD” FOR A SIXTH SEASON http://www.comicbooktherapy.com/amc-renews-the-walking-dead-for-a-sixth-season-275188 http://www.comicbooktherapy.com/amc-renews-the-walking-dead-for-a-sixth-season-275188#comments Tue, 07 Oct 2014 21:05:12 +0000 http://www.comicbooktherapy.com/?p=275188 AMC’s The Walking Dead Season 5 starts this Sunday October 12th, and before the first episode airs, AMC has renewed the show for a sixth season. Walker fans rejoice! Official Press Release: Days away from its season five premiere, AMC announced today that it has renewed “The Walking Dead,” the #1 show on television among […]

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AMC’s The Walking Dead Season 5 starts this Sunday October 12th, and before the first episode airs, AMC has renewed the show for a sixth season.

Walker fans rejoice!

Official Press Release:

Days away from its season five premiere, AMC announced today that it has renewed “The Walking Dead,” the #1 show on television among adults 18-49 for the last two years and most highly-rated show in cable television history, for a sixth season. The season five premiere is this Sunday, Oct. 12, at 9 p.m. ET/PT, followed by the live season premiere of “Talking Dead” at 10 p.m. ET/PT with host Chris Hardwick and this week’s guests Scott M. Gimple, Greg Nicotero and Conan O’Brien.

“We could not be more excited for October 12th as we share new episodes of ‘The Walking Dead’ with fans around the globe,” said AMC President Charlie Collier. “In advance of Sunday’s season five premiere, AMC proudly confirms a sixth season order of this extraordinary series. Thank you to Robert Kirkman, Scott Gimple, the terrific executive producers, and the entire team who brings this compelling world and these rich characters to life. There’s plenty more Dead ahead thanks to their impressive, collective effort.”

Social media activity and interest around “The Walking Dead” is up significantly from the same period a year ago. For several weeks leading up to the season five premiere, the show has been #1 in digital engagement of all returning fall cable series, as measured by the ListenFirst Digital Audience Rating. The show’s social media following and fan engagement are at an all-time high with more than 30 million Facebook fans and 2.7 million Twitter followers, while video views of scenes and trailers for the upcoming season are well outpacing last year’s results.

For season six, Scott M. Gimple will return as the series’ showrunner and executive producer along with executive producers Robert Kirkman, Gale Anne Hurd, David Alpert, Greg Nicotero and Tom Luse. AMC also recently announced that it has ordered a pilot for a potential companion series to “The Walking Dead,” based on a new story and new characters from Robert Kirkman.

Around the world, “The Walking Dead” will again be “First on FOX,” with FOX International Channels (FIC) bringing the show to audiences globally within 24 hours after the U.S. launch. Season 5 premieres on October 13 in all of its 125+ markets as part of FIC’s continued commitment to broadcast the series day-and-date internationally. Following the U.S. trend, “The Walking Dead” continues to break records overseas and has more than tripled its numbers on FOX since its launch.IMG_1399.JPG

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THE FLASH SEASON 1 PREMIER/SUPERNATURAL SEASON 10 http://www.comicbooktherapy.com/flash-season-1-debutsupernatural-season-10-275171 http://www.comicbooktherapy.com/flash-season-1-debutsupernatural-season-10-275171#comments Tue, 07 Oct 2014 08:59:38 +0000 http://www.comicbooktherapy.com/?p=275171   OK, SPN Fans and WB/DC Comics fans, ARROW fans for that matter, the excitement begins tomorrow! Beginning with Debut premiere of THE FLASH. When last we left Mr. Barry Allen on the Mid season end of ARROW, he was caught in a powerful cataclysmic explosion of lightning struck particle reactor and definitively struck from […]

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OK, SPN Fans and WB/DC Comics fans, ARROW fans for that matter, the excitement begins tomorrow! Beginning with Debut premiere of THE FLASH. When last we left Mr. Barry Allen on the Mid season end of ARROW, he was caught in a powerful cataclysmic explosion of lightning struck particle reactor and definitively struck from the ensuing bolt of energy surging from the blast. Barry was left to ongoing recovery in the hospital with Felicity keeping tabs on his condition and regular visits to him therein.

Tomorrow, the wait is over..witness the transformation of a hero!

 

Then next on SUPERNATURAL, the EPIC, LANDMARK, SEASON 10 premier(and 200th episode) of CW’s most popular fantasy horror paranormal series with a HUGE dark and foreboding bang! When we last left the Winchesters, Castiel and Crowley…They were all caught in the final takedown of Metatron once and for all for the control of Heaven once more. Sam and Castiel were victorious in taking him along with the surprise help and sacrifices of Gadriel intervening into the fight as well. Unfortunately, before Metatron’s godly powers from the Angel tablet were dissipated from him. Metatron had already struck a fatal blow to Dean. Dean, still not being powerful enough to withstand Metatron’s fight and advances despite his enhanced abilities with still bearing the Mark of Cain and wielding the First Blade, succumbs to Metatron’s of stabbing of him. With Dean dead, Sam finds Crowley at blame for all this with Dean in the first place, and immediately arranges to summon his presence and force him to bring Dean back.

What surmised is an event we never really expected would happen, the old familar moral of becoming the very thing one swore to destroy has begun. With Dean still bearing the Mark of Cain, still bound to the First Blade and power it possesses, Crowley ignores Sam’s summons and promptly, and rather wittingly places the blade back in Dean’s hold and coaxes his resurrection…AS A DEMON!

Yes, fans, Dean has crossed a dark veil and is slave to the power that is possessing him… But, questions surmount as to whether is it actually the demon in him taking hold, or a darker side to Dean that has been brewing slowly over the last season or so that now has found its free reign. More urgently though, is the question of whether Sam and Castiel can bring Dean back for good again. With Sam not even aware at this point of Dean’s turn to “Dean-mon” and with Castiel’s borrowed time on the grace he took from Theo earlier last season to recoup his power, it looks like this season is in for quite a seige. Let’s how this epic season 10 will unfold…

 

Catch THE FLASH at its debut time tomorrow, Tuesday, 10/7 at 8/7c and after that SUPERNATURAL at its usual time again, 9/8c on the CW

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DocBBanner, THE FLASH SEASON 1 PREMIER/SUPERNATURAL SEASON 10

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REVIEW: THE WALKING DEAD Episode 501: “No Sanctuary” http://www.comicbooktherapy.com/review-the-walking-dead-episode-501-no-sanctuary-275163 http://www.comicbooktherapy.com/review-the-walking-dead-episode-501-no-sanctuary-275163#comments Fri, 03 Oct 2014 20:54:39 +0000 http://www.comicbooktherapy.com/?p=275163 Episode 501, “No Sanctuary” We learn the true motives of the Terminans as Rick and the group find themselves in a vulnerable situation. Will they be able to work together? Two weeks ago (thank you AMC!) I was able to watch the season premiere of AMC’s THE WALKING DEAD Season 5. Obviously I am going […]

Agent Burgos, REVIEW: THE WALKING DEAD Episode 501: “No Sanctuary”

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Episode 501, “No Sanctuary”
We learn the true motives of the Terminans as Rick and the group find themselves in a vulnerable situation. Will they be able to work together?

Two weeks ago (thank you AMC!) I was able to watch the season premiere of AMC’s THE WALKING DEAD Season 5. Obviously I am going to keep this review SPOILER FREE, but what I can tell you is that is a really shocking episode. I had a hard time watching the first 10 minutes or so. I seriously don’t know how AMC got away with what we see in this episode. Yes I know, we are talking about THE WALKING DEAD here, it’s supposed to be shocking, but this time they took it to another level.

In case you didn’t know Greg Nicotero directed the episode, as he usually does. He is the one responsible for the make up you see in the walkers and is one of the producers.

We all know he likes gore and horror and fans won’t be disappointed. This episode is packed, and I mean packed with action.
In regards to this episode Nicotero said:
This was my eighth episode directing and it was by far the hardest episode I’ve ever directed. We are constantly trying to up the ante. The opening teaser is something that is so completely different than anything we’ve ever done with the show. It was so much fun, but so hard.

There’s a lot of loose ends that get tied and there’s a few more questions that will be answered in the future. Rick is back as we learned last season, and he is taking names and cashing checks. He is unstoppable in this episode, just wait until you see what he does.
Rick is basically a beast in a cage, and he is ready to take everyone who stands on his way. There’s a lot of suspense since the beginning of the episode and you will be biting your nails because that’s how intense it is. Who is gonna die? Who will survive? What is going to happen? You might see some answers to those questions, but you have to watch the episode first.

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As we know from the last season, Rick and company get captured by the people at Terminus. The episode picks up with our group of survivors trapped inside the boxcar and are trying to figure out what to do next, I mean , wouldn’t you be doing the same?

In “No Sanctuary” we get to see some characters stepping up to the plate, taking the initiative, and kicking butt like never before.

There’s not much I can say as far as specific details like who does and who doesn’t but theres a lot of action (duh!) walkers, suspense, gore and….. surprises.

I feel like this episode, “No Sanctuary” its a great one to start the season with since it has everything a Walking Dead fan can ask for, and I mean EVERYTHING. I promise that you won’t be disappointed.

Scott M. Gimple’ writing is impeccable and he manages to bring a lot of elements from the comics to each character, specially Rick.
Don’t believe me? Read what Norman Reedus has to say about it:

“The way Scott Gimple puts them together is so genius. Every little thing means something. He is really good at throwing people in different directions and you never exactly know where you are going to land. When you speculate what is going to happen, it ends up being completely different.”

We get to see some very emotional moments in this episode, which I feel it brings a nice balance to the story.

In conclusion: prepare to be at the edge of your seat, the wait is well worth it. You won’t be disappointed.

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AMC’s The Walking Dead Season 5 returns on October 12th, 2014.

Agent Burgos, REVIEW: THE WALKING DEAD Episode 501: “No Sanctuary”

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DARK HORSE ANNOUNCES NEW YORK COMIC CON 2014 EXCLUSIVES! http://www.comicbooktherapy.com/dark-horse-announces-new-york-comic-con-2014-exclusives-275156 http://www.comicbooktherapy.com/dark-horse-announces-new-york-comic-con-2014-exclusives-275156#comments Fri, 03 Oct 2014 18:00:45 +0000 http://www.comicbooktherapy.com/?p=275156 PRESS RELEASE: New York City’s most anticipated event will host more exclusive Dark Horse merchandise than ever before! Dark Horse announces the full line up of 2014 NYCC exclusives, available in the Dark Horse Comics booth #1636! Dark Horse has produced more items than EVER for this year’s show, as well as secured a few […]

Agent Burgos, DARK HORSE ANNOUNCES NEW YORK COMIC CON 2014 EXCLUSIVES!

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PRESS RELEASE:

New York City’s most anticipated event will host more exclusive Dark Horse merchandise than ever before!

Dark Horse announces the full line up of 2014 NYCC exclusives, available in the Dark Horse Comics booth #1636!

Dark Horse has produced more items than EVER for this year’s show, as well as secured a few other extremely limited edition items from our partners!

The list can be found below, available only at the Dark Horse Booth at New York Comic Con 2014!

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Agent Burgos, DARK HORSE ANNOUNCES NEW YORK COMIC CON 2014 EXCLUSIVES!

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Review: Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. “Heavy is the Head” http://www.comicbooktherapy.com/review-agents-s-h-e-l-d-heavy-head-275149 http://www.comicbooktherapy.com/review-agents-s-h-e-l-d-heavy-head-275149#comments Wed, 01 Oct 2014 15:31:40 +0000 http://www.comicbooktherapy.com/?p=275149 Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. came back with a bang for season 2.  “Heavy is the Head” continues to improve the show in ways that should bring fans back. The big improvement over the past two episodes is the type of threat that S.H.I.E.L.D. has been tackling. Absorbing Man is an Avengers class villain. They shouldn’t be […]

Kevin Finnigan, Review: Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. “Heavy is the Head”

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Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. came back with a bang for season 2.  “Heavy is the Head” continues to improve the show in ways that should bring fans back.

The big improvement over the past two episodes is the type of threat that S.H.I.E.L.D. has been tackling. Absorbing Man is an Avengers class villain. They shouldn’t be able to take down this guy, but they found a way doing what they do best. It blends the espionage of season 1 with superheroes, something that fans have been clamoring for.  Absorbing Man’s defeat had me excited, but it didn’t seem like a team effort.  May and Skye were all but useless against Absorbing Man, while Fitz saved the day back at the lab.  If I have any big complaint for the first two episodes, it’s that May and Skye don’t seem to have much to do.  They helped with the capture of Absorbing Man, but ultimately stayed out of the way while Coulson and Fitz saved the day.  The ending teases that Skye and May will have more to do this season though, so my complaints could be short lived.

There is a nicer balance of humor amongst the serious espionage. It pops up more naturally which makes the jokes actually funnier. “You mean we’re going to have to leave again?” asks Skye. “Yes, and just after we retiled the bathroom,” Coulson retorts.  It’s completely in character for Coulson without having the humor feel shoehorned into the scene.  Coulson feels more like Coulson from the movies this season.  The fan boy aspect of him seems to be back, which is what made fans fall in love with him during Avengers.

A major problem with season 1 was the teasing of plot elements. There were stories the audience had figured out, but the writers continued to tease them like it was some big mystery.  Here, we have a few plot threads and mysteries, but the writers give the audience enough to chew on that we want to see more.  It’s amazing what happens to this show when it doesn’t have to wait for a movie to come out.  I hope Marvel realizes that this show needs room to breathe and doesn’t need to tie into movies for it to be successful.

As with all Joss Whedon shows, someone has to have a tragic storyline while everyone else is succeeding. Fitz’s descent into slight madness has been written perfectly.  He’s still the smartest person in the room, but Fake Simmons is keeping him from realizing it.  Ian De Caestecker keeps tugging at our heartstrings for the guy as he continues to question his sanity and his self worth around the group.  Caestecker also keeps Fitz’s inability to find words from being annoying.  Fitz is going to be the character I’ll be watching the most this season.

The special effects have improved over season 1 as well. Absorbing Man’s powers have a look that rivals the MCU movies without breaking the bank. How is Once Upon A Time still having this issue when Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. can get it done week in and week out without the effects looking hokey.

Please ABC, do not turn into Showtime with these, “Next week on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.”  Next week’s episode was spoiled with the revelation that Simmons is a member of HYDRA.  Doesn’t matter if she is a double agent or an actual scientist for them, the secret is out and next week has been partially spoiled.

The first two episodes of the new season have me excited for what is to come. The creative team seems to have listened to the complaints of fans and are trying to right the ship with this show.

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. “Heavy is the Head” gets 4/5.

Kevin Finnigan, Review: Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. “Heavy is the Head”

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Roche Limit Co-Creator Vic Malhotra At Edmonton Expo http://www.comicbooktherapy.com/roche-limit-vic-malhotra-at-edmonton-exp-275136 http://www.comicbooktherapy.com/roche-limit-vic-malhotra-at-edmonton-exp-275136#comments Wed, 01 Oct 2014 03:42:48 +0000 http://www.comicbooktherapy.com/?p=275136   At last weekend’s 2014 Edmonton Comic & Entertainment Expo, artist Vic Malhotra took a seat with me at his table to talk about the latest hit published by Image, Roche Limit, which he co-created with writer Michael Moreci. It also has some wicked colors by Jordan Boyd, letters by Ryan Ferrier and design by […]

Chris "Comic Canuck" Doucher, Roche Limit Co-Creator Vic Malhotra At Edmonton Expo

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Edmonton Expo 2014: Vic Malhotra holding the Tiger Lawyer sketch he did on the back of the Roche Limit #1 black and white phantom variant.

At last weekend’s 2014 Edmonton Comic & Entertainment Expo, artist Vic Malhotra took a seat with me at his table to talk about the latest hit published by Image, Roche Limit, which he co-created with writer Michael Moreci. It also has some wicked colors by Jordan Boyd, letters by Ryan Ferrier and design by Tim Daniel. If you haven’t read it, pick it up. Roche Limit is a kick-ass story that pulls you in and leaves you clamoring for the next issue. And if you’re in Calgary Wednesday, October 1, make your way to Alpha Comics because Malhotra will be there from 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. to sign and talk about Roche Limit.  

Malhotra and I go on to talk about his work on X-Files: Year Zero, X-Files: Conspiracy and the cult hit and fan favorite: Tiger Lawyer, written by Ryan Ferrier. I could go on about just how talented, approachable and cool Malhotra is, but hey, go ahead and click play on the Soundcloud link below and enjoy the interview. 

 Additional pics from our interview

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The cool thing about Vic is that he doesn’t just sign an issue, he takes time to make it unique – as you can see.

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I was lucky to pick up this limited black and white phantom variant of Roche Limit #1

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He’s not just a Tiger Lawyer anymore. Tiger Astronaut by Vic Malhotra on the back sketch cover of the limited black and white Roche Limit #1 phantom variant.

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Edmonton Expo 2014: Interview in progress. (Photo credit: Charles Cousins)

Chris "Comic Canuck" Doucher, Roche Limit Co-Creator Vic Malhotra At Edmonton Expo

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