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September 17th, 2017 by Cherry

You have until September 23rd to submit an application for the STEM Challenge from Marvel to celebrate Thor: Ragnarok 

This is an opportunity for science minded girls to show off STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) powers and win a trip to the world premier of Marvel Studios’ Thor: Ragnarok, a 3 day mentorship with Disney Imagineering and appear on Good Morning America! So get it girls! All you have to do is have a great idea to help others and shoot a demo video (follow the rules see below) with your STEM idea! I hope they show ALL the entries to see the face of science, technology, engineering and math! 

 

MARVEL STUDIOS' THOR: RAGNAROK SUPERPOWER OF STEM CHALLENGE

GIRLS, SHOW US YOUR SUPERPOWERS!

Have you discovered the superpower of STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math)?
Can you imagine sharing your superpower of STEM on national television?

Girls ages 15-18, in grades 10-12, are encouraged to channel their superpower of STEM for a chance to win a trip to the world premiere of MARVEL STUDIOS’ THOR: RAGNAROK, an immersive three-day mentorship in New York City with Disney Imagineering, the opportunity to appear on Good Morning America, and more!

MARVEL STUDIOS’ THOR: RAGNAROK SUPERPOWER OF STEM CHALLENGE invites girls nationwide – just like you – ages 15 to 18 in grades 10 through 12, currently living in the 50 United States or the District of Columbia, to use the superpower of STEM for good by creating and sharing an original Do-It-Yourself project that could help your family, your community, or the world be safer, healthier, or happier. The project you make can be as simple or complex as you want. It can be something practical or something that would bring people joy – a robot, an app, a toy – anything that harnesses the superpower of STEM! You may create a new project or may submit an original project that had previously been developed for a class, for a science competition, or just for fun. Let your imagination and STEM skills run wild!

Introducing the Thor Rgnarok Superpower of Stem Challenge

JUST FOLLOW THESE SIMPLE STEPS:

  1. Think of a Do-It-Yourself, demonstratable project that could be used for the good of others.
  2. Make your project.
  3. Create a 7-minute (or shorter) video in which you demonstrate your project and tell us how you used your superpowers of STEM to design and complete it.
  4. Go to MarvelStudiosSTEMChallenge.com to submit your application.
  5. Submit your 7-minute (or shorter) video.

FIVE (5) FINALISTS WILL BE SELECTED, AND EACH WILL:

  • Receive an expenses-paid trip to Hollywood, California for the finalist and a parent or legal guardian.
  • Have an opportunity to present her completed project in front of a panel of experts in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and/or math.
  • Walk the red carpet at the premiere of MARVEL STUDIOS’ THOR: RAGNAROK.

One Grand Prize Winner will be selected from the five finalists to attend an immersive three-day mentorship in New York City with Disney Imagineering to build her STEM story, creating a professional level video teaching other young people how to recreate her Challenge winning project.

The Grand Prize Winner will also have the opportunity to demonstrate her Superpower of STEM project live to the Nation with a brief appearance on Good Morning America.

The video created during the Grand Prize Winner’s mentorship will be made available to students, teachers and families worldwide on the American Association for the Advancement of Science education resource website, ScienceNetLinks.com.

Finalists will be notified by September 28, 2017. Each finalist and her parent or legal guardian will travel to Los Angeles, California on or about Sunday, October 9, 2017.

MARVEL STUDIOS’ THOR: RAGNAROK SUPERPOWER OF STEM CHALLENGE is proudly presented by DISNEY, MARVEL STUDIOS, SYNCHRONY BANK, DOLBY, BROADCOM MASTERS, AMERICAN ASSOCIATION FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF SCIENCE, and SOCIETY FOR SCIENCE AND THE PUBLIC.

TO ENTER:

READ THE OFFICIAL RULES.
Make sure you qualify for the challenge: you are between the ages of 15 and 18, in grades 10 through 12, and a legal resident of and physically living within the 50 United States or the District of Columbia.

USE YOUR STEM SUPERPOWERS TO DESIGN AND COMPLETE A DO-IT-YOURSELF PROJECT.
Your project can have a practical use – it can be a robot, an app, a design plan, etc. Or it can be something that is just plain fun and that could bring joy to others! You may create a new project or may submit an original project that had previously been developed for a class, for a science competition, or just for fun. Let your imagination and STEM skills run wild!

  • You must be able to instruct other students in how to complete your project.
  • Your project must be replicable by other students with your instruction.

COMPLETE THE APPLICATION FORM.
Come back to the website MarvelStudiosSTEMChallenge.com and click on the APPLY page to complete the online application form. Applications will be accepted on or about 4:00am PDT on August 23, 2017 until 6:00pm PDT, September 23, 2017. You are strongly encouraged to apply early to ensure full consideration.

All applications must be submitted to MarvelStudiosSTEMChallenge.com.

RECEIVE CONFIRMATION.
Once your application has been processed and accepted, you will receive a confirmation email (processing takes approximately 48 hours).

CREATE YOUR CHALLENGE ENTRY VIDEO.
Once your application is accepted, and once your project is complete, it’s time to create a video in which you demonstrate your project, and tell us how you used your superpower of STEM to create and complete your project. If you are not sure how best to share your project whith others, check out your favorite instructional videos on the Internet for inspiration.

You may use a smartphone, computer, tablet, or camera to make your video. Please make sure we can see and hear both you and whatever you are describing/demonstrating clearly. Make sure you have adequate lighting, and the background is free of any copyrighted image, object, or obvious brand. Do not use any identifiable music in your video.

WHAT THE VIDEO MUST INCLUDE:

  • Your first name (and only your first name).
  • A demonstration of your project in an instructional format to show others how to recreate your project.
  • An explanation of how you used STEM to develop and create your project.
  • An explanation of how your project could help your family, community, or the world to be safer, healthier, or happier.

If the video does not feature you, your working project and answers to all of the questions listed above, it will be disqualified.

ALL VIDEOS MUST COMPLY WITH THE FOLLOWING:

  • You should be the only person who appears in the video.
  • Please only include your first name in the video. Videos that include last names, physical addresses, high school names, or any other identifying information will be immediately disqualified from further consideration.
  • The video and the “script” (wording and presentation) must be original.
  • If the video is taken by a third party, you must have secured all rights and clearances to the video from the third party.
  • The video cannot contain any music or any identifiable background images (posters, logo shirts, objects with brand names, identifiable brand products, etc.).
  • Materials, products, and other objects used in the video should have their brand names obscured.
  • The video cannot contain materials displaying copyrighted images, names, likenesses, photographs, or anything else that identifies any person, living or dead, without permission.
  • The video cannot defame, misrepresent, or contain disparaging remarks about people or companies.
  • The video cannot be obscene or offensive, endorse any form of hate or hate group, or be derogatory to any ethnic, racial, gender, religious, professional, or age group.
  • The video cannot communicate messages or images inconsistent with the positive images and/or goodwill with which Disney wishes to associate.
  • The video cannot depict illegal activity and cannot itself be in violation of any law.
  • The video may not include images of a known celebrity, famous or well-known person, or any image that violates the right of privacy or publicity of any person.
  • The video cannot be more than seven (7) minutes in length.

UPLOAD YOUR VIDEO.

  1. Do one last check of the quality of your video. Review the list above and make sure you have followed all of the instructions.
    Verify the video is no more than seven (7) minutes in length.
  2. Please label your video in the following manner:
    LAST NAME_FIRST NAME_Challenge (e.g., DOE_JANE_CHALLENGE)
  3. Click the unique video upload link found in your application acceptance email and follow the directions to upload your video to the site.
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NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Contest commences on or about 4:00am PDT on August 23, 2017 and ends at 6:00pm PDT on September 23, 2017. Open only to girls between the ages of 15-18, in grades 10 through 12, as of September 23, 2017 who are legal residents of, and currently residing in, the 50 United States or District of Columbia. Limit 1 entry per person. Winners must be able to travel on or about October 9, 2017 through October 13, 2017. Grand Prize winner must be available to travel to New York City, for three days, no later than October 30, 2017. See Official Rules for full eligibility and entry requirements, prize description, conditions, and limitations. Void where prohibited.

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September 16th, 2017 by Cherry

Marvel is releasing the newest Star Wars comic book this December! Journey To A New Planet With STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI – STORMS OF CRAIT #1! Luke and Leia newest adventures!

A new adventure for Luke and Leia begins this December

Image result for STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI – STORMS OF CRAIT #1This mini series will focus on fan favorite Captain Phasma and will introduce rogue archaeologist Doctor Aphra in a galaxy far far far away. The stories will keep fans excited about the new film as well as enrich Star Wars mythology. It’s written by Ben Acker and Ben Blacker (Star Wars: Join the Resistance) and Mike Mayhew (Star Wars, The Star Wars) is the artist as they explore the mineral planet Crait.

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Fans will get to know Crait in Star Wars: the Last Jedi as the Resistance and First Order fight for dominance when the new film premiers this December. But that wasn’t the first time the planet was a battleground for the galaxy between the Empire and Rebels. Luke Skywalker and Leia Organa first led the rebellion to the planet as the searched for a new Rebel Alliance Base. This mini series will reveal earth chattering news and may cause you to look at the universe a little differently!

 

Image result for Obi-Wan MIKE MAYHEW“We’re excited for the opportunity to tell this story,” said editor Jordan D. White, “Tying the new sequel series in more tightly with the original trilogy era, and helping make the Galaxy Far Away a little more fleshed out. The Bens are a great fit in for Star Wars, as they showed in Join the Resistance, and Mike has did such great work on both covers and the Obi-Wan issues of the flagship Star Wars title, that we couldn’t be happier to have him back doing art for us.”

 

You’ll be able to learn about Crait and the mystery it will reveal within STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI – STORMS OF CRAIT hits comic shops on December 27th!

STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI – STORMS OF CRAIT #1
Written by BEN ACKER & BEN BLACKER
Art by MIKE MAYHEW
Cover by MARCO CHECCHETTO

To find a comic shop near you, visit www.comicshoplocator.com
or simply chat with some of your favorite heroes with Marvel’s chatbot accessible through Twitter and Facebook

About Marvel Entertainment
Marvel, a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company, is one of the world’s most prominent character-based entertainment companies, built on a proven library of more than 8,000 characters featured in a variety of media over seventy-five years. Marvel utilizes its character franchises in entertainment, licensing and publishing.
For more information visit marvel.com.
© 2017 MARVEL

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September 16th, 2017 by Cherry

John Harlan Kim

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I’m a huge fan of the Librarians so have been watching John Harlan Kim starring as ‘Ezekiel Jones’ the thief with a heart of gold since episode one. His character growth has delighted me as a character who’s self confidence and general nice ‘bad boy’ had me crushing! Sadly I’m on the west coast but all of my East Coast nerds can head to the Baltimore Comic-Con to see him, artists, cosplayers, fans and buy well … Comic Books! This years the BCC is on September 22-24, 2017 at the Baltimore Convention Center in the Inner Harbor. You can still purchase tickets to attend The Baltimore Comic-Con and maybe meet/greet John Harlan Kim from TNT’s The Librarians.The Librarians BCC Exclusive Cover

“I am a HUGE fan of The Librarians,” said Marc Nathan, promoter of the Baltimore Comic-Con. “This late addition to the show is really exciting, and fans of the show are going to be as thrilled as I am to get to meet John.”

Kim previously completed a series regular role on the iconic Australian series Neighbours as “Dale ‘Macca’ McGregor”, a popular but mischievous high school student who loves to stir up trouble. His additional credits include Steven Spielberg’s miniseries The Pacific for DreamWorks and HBO.
Dynamite Entertainment, which will be exhibiting at the show in Booth #2010, are launching a comic series of The Librarians, where John will be supporting the book. A Baltimore Comic-Con exclusive cover will be available for sale at the show, perfect for getting autographs!

John Harlan Kim currently stars as a series regular on Dean Devlin’s TNT series The Librarians, a follow up to the network’s hit movie trilogy starring Noah Wyle. The series centers on four ordinary people with extraordinary talents who are recruited to work at an ancient organization hidden beneath the Metropolitan Public Library. Together they solve impossible mysteries, fight supernatural threats, and recover powerful artifacts from around the world. John plays “Ezekiel Jones”, the cocky but likable youngest member of the Librarians who is a master of new technologies, aficionado of old classic crimes, and who fancies himself an international man of mystery.

In the coming weeks, look for more announcements from the Baltimore Comic-Con. We are looking forward to highlighting our guests, industry exclusives, and programming. The latest developments can always be found on our website, Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook pages

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August 26th, 2017 by Cherry

Factory Entertainment 2nd reveal

2017 San Diego Comic Con Exclusive!

Black Panther Metal Miniature

It’s T’Challa the protector of Wakanda – Black Panther Metal Miniature™ who’s ready to defend his people in his vibranium weaved suit. This heavyweight collector grade 1:32 scale solid metal collectible features a highly-detailed finish and is spun cast in small batches and hand-painted to exacting standards, perfect for any discerning collector. This will be the rarest piece from the set with it being limited to 500 pieces from the Marvel Metal Miniature™ collection!
Limited to 500 pieces

Available to pre-order now at http://www.factoryent.com or at San Diego Comic-Con, Booth # 2647 July 19 – 23, 2017. While supplies last.

CLICK HERE TO PRE-ORDER FOR IN BOOTH PICKUP OR TO SHIP AFTER SDCC
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…and even more surprise announcements coming soon!

You Will Not Want To Miss These Ultra Limited Items

CLICK HERE TO PRE-ORDER FOR IN BOOTH PICKUP OR TO SHIP AFTER SDCC

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July 7th, 2017 by Cherry

I’m very excited about HISTORY partnership with Comic-Con with the very first EVER external bag-check Knightfall‘s Guardians of the Gear at the Gaslamp MLK Promenade from July 20 – 23. ALL SDCC badge-holders will be able to store their bags for free next to the Holy Grail and under the guardianship of the Knights Templar. While you store your bags you can get a peak at the new History channel series Knightfall with personal photos of fans with the Knights Templar, a chance to see a snippet of the new show and a preview of the new mobile game Knightfall: Rivals on the Steam Platform™. They will also be distributing a prequel comic book from Titan Comics “Truth & Lies,” that follows the Knights during the siege of the Acre in 1291 as they try to protect the most important relic in all of Christendom – the Holy Grail.

“Knightfall: Guardians of the Gear” – July 20-23 – MLK Promenade

Knightfall

  • Thursday 7/20 11AM – 7PM

  • Friday 7/21 11AM – 7PM

  • Saturday 7/22 11AM – 7PM

  • Sunday 7/23 11AM – 5PM

KNIGHTFALL goes deep into the clandestine world of this legendary brotherhood of warrior monks. From their battles in the Holy Land, to their complex relationship with the King of France, to the betrayal that would ultimately lead to their tragic dissolution, the story of the Knights Templar has never been fully told until now.

“Knightfall: Guardians of the Gear” – July 20-23 – MLK Promenade

HISTORY is setting the stage for SDCC attendees to discover its newest drama series “Knightfall” before it premieres by offering an essential service that is new to the convention – “Knightfall: Guardians of the Gear.” The Holy Grail required protection of the Knights Templar, and SDCC attendees can count on that same protection for their own personal belongings by storing them in HISTORY’s “Knightfall: Guardians of the Gear.” Located along the MLK Promenade in the Gaslamp Quarter, our knights will guard attendees swag while they explore the rest of Comic-Con.

Additionally at the Gaslamp activation location, attendees will be able to take a photo with the Knights Templar, watch a sneak peek of HISTORY’s newest drama series “Knightfall” and preview the Knightfall: Rivals video game on Steam Platform™, coming soon on mobile. Attendees will also be able to pick up a comic book from Titan Comics inspired by “Knightfall” entitled “Truth & Lies,” a prequel to the events in the forthcoming series that follows the Knights during the siege of the Acre in 1291 as they try to protect the most important relic in all of Christendom – the Holy Grail.

About “Knightfall”

“Knightfall” follows the Knights Templar, the most powerful, wealthy and mysterious military order of the Middle Ages, entrusted with protecting Christianity’s most prized relic—the Holy Grail—and harboring secrets capable of destroying the Church itself. “Knightfall” goes deep into the inner sanctum of the clandestine world of this legendary brotherhood of warrior monks. From their battles in the Holy Land, to their clash with the King of France, to the betrayal that would ultimately lead to their tragic dissolution on Friday the 13th—a date which became synonymous with bad luck—the story of the Knights Templar has never been fully told until now. “Knightfall” takes viewers inside the world to find out who these knights were, how they lived, and what they died believing.

“Knightfall” is an A+E Studios production in association with The Combine and Midnight Radio. Don Handfield and Richard Rayner serve as creators and executive producers, with Oscar® and Golden Globe® nominee Jeremy Renner also serving as executive producer. Dominic Minghella is executive producer and showrunner. Executive producers from Midnight Radio are Jeff Pinkner, Andre Nemec, Josh Appelbaum and Scott Rosenberg. Barry Jossen and Douglas Mackinnon serve as executive producers. The drama stars Tom Cullen (“Downton Abbey”), Pádraic Delaney (The Wind That Shakes the Barley, “The Tudors”), Simon Merrells(“Spartacus,” “Dominion”), Olivia Ross (War and Peace), Ed Stoppard (“The Crown”), Sabrina Bartlett (“DaVinci’s Demons”), Jim Carter (“Downton Abbey”) and Julian Ovenden (“Downton Abbey”).

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July 4th, 2017 by Cherry

You can complete your DC Universe Original Movie collection with the 10th Anniversary Collection out on August 15th (Digital) and November 7th (Blu-Ray) from Warner Bros Home Entertainment and DC Entertainment. The collection will comprise of all 30 animated films and a All-New special feature exclusive to the box set. 

It’s been ten years of animation with heroes and villains comprising a DC Universe for fans of all ages. What is included in the box set is 30 films, 5 animated shorts, new special features andexclusive collectible items.

The first animated film was Superman Doomsday that came out in 2007 that is the bedrock and inspiration of the DC library animated film universe. DC Entertainment and Warner Bros. Animation work together to create DC Super Hero stories (Superman Doomsday, Justice League: The New Frontier, Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Batman: The Killing Joke) to films inspired by themes from within DC history (Batman vs. Robin was inspired by “The Court of Owls,” Superman vs. The Elite was inspired by What’s so Funny About Truth, Justice and the American Way) to original stories (Justice League: Gods and Monsters, Batman and Harley Quinn).

The DC Universe Original Movies: 10 th Anniversary Collection will include all 30 films – from Superman Doomsday to the all-new Batman and Harley Quinn, as well as newly releasedcommemorative editions of Wonder Woman and Justice League: The New Frontier. The 32-disc box set will also include all five “DC Showcase” animated shorts – The Spectre, Green Arrow, Jonah Hex, Catwoman and Superman/Shazam: The Return of Black Adam. The details of the special features will be announced later this summer.

“It’s been an amazing journey from the initial concept of bringing comic book pages to screen to the completion of 30 animated films spotlighting the mesmerizing characters and stories of the DC library,” said Mary Ellen Thomas, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Vice President, Family & Animation Marketing. “We are proud to celebrate this first decade of filmmaking with an impressive box set filled with exciting extras beyond these stunning films themselves.”

The 30-film DC Universe Original Movies: 10th Anniversary Collection (Blu-ray):

1. SUPERMAN: DOOMSDAY

2. JUSTICE LEAGUE: THE NEW FRONTIER

3. BATMAN: GOTHAM KNIGHT

4. WONDER WOMAN COMMEMORATIVE EDITION

5. GREEN LANTERN: FIRST FLIGHT

6. SUPERMAN/BATMAN: PUBLIC ENEMIES

7. JUSTICE LEAGUE: CRISIS ON TWO EARTHS

8. BATMAN: UNDER THE RED HOOD

9. SUPERMAN/BATMAN: APOCALYPSE

10. ALL-STAR SUPERMAN

11. GREEN LANTERN: EMERALD KNIGHTS

12. BATMAN: YEAR ONE

13. JUSTICE LEAGUE: DOOM

14. SUPERMAN VS. THE ELITE

15. THE DARK KNIGHT RETURNS, PART 1

16. THE DARK KNIGHTS RETURNS, PART 2

17. SUPERMAN: UNBOUND

18. JUSTICE LEAGUE: THE FLASHPOINT PARADOX

19. JUSTICE LEAGUE: WAR

20. SON OF BATMAN

21. BATMAN: ASSAULT ON ARKHAM

22. JUSTICE LEAGUE: THRONE OF ATLANTIS

23. BATMAN VS. ROBIN

24. JUSTICE LEAGUE: GODS AND MONSTERS

25. BATMAN: BAD BLOOD

26. JUSTICE LEAGUE VS. TEEN TITANS

27. BATMAN: THE KILLING JOKE

28. JUSTICE LEAGUE DARK

29. TEEN TITANS: THE JUDAS CONTRACT

30. BATMAN AND HARLEY QUINN

 

About Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, Inc.:

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment (WBHE) brings together Warner Bros. Entertainment’s home video, digital distribution and interactive entertainment businesses in order to maximize current and next-generation distribution scenarios. An industry leader since its inception, WBHE oversees the global distribution of content through packaged goods (Blu-ray Disc™ and DVD) and digital media in the form of electronic sell-through and video-on-demand via cable, satellite, online and mobile channels, and is a significant developer and publisher for console and online video game titles worldwide. WBHE distributes its product through third party retail partners and licensees.

 

About DC Entertainment

DC Entertainment, home to iconic brands DC (Superman, Batman, Green Lantern, Wonder Woman, The Flash, etc.), Vertigo (Sandman, Fables, etc.) and MAD, is the creative division charged with strategically integrating across Warner Bros. and Time Warner.  DC Entertainment works in concert with many key Warner Bros. divisions to unleash its stories and characters across all media, including but not limited to film, television, consumer products, home entertainment, and interactive games.  Publishing thousands of comic books, graphic novels and magazines each year, DC Entertainment is one of the largest English-language publishers of comics in the world.

 

DC characters and all related elements are trademarks of and ©DC Comics. (s17)

About Warner Bros. Animation

Warner Bros. Animation (WBA) is one of the leading producers of animation in the entertainment industry, producing and developing projects for multiple platforms, both domestically and internationally. WBA’s TV series include Justice League Action, Teen Titans Go! and the upcoming DC Super Hero Girls and Unikitty! for Cartoon Network; Be Cool Scooby-Doo!, Bunnicula, Dorothy and the Wizard of Oz, The Tom and Jerry Show, New Looney Tunes and Wacky Races for Boomerang; Mike Tyson Mysteries for Adult Swim; Right Now Kapow for Disney XD; Green Eggs and Ham for Netflix; and Young Justice: Outsiders for the upcoming DC-branded digital service. As home to the iconic animated characters from the DC Comics, Hanna-Barbera, MGM and Looney Tunes libraries, WBA also produces highly successful animated films — including the DC Universe Animated Original Movies — for DVD, Blu-ray® and digital media. One of the most-honored animation studios in history, WBA has won six Academy Awards®, 35 Emmy® Awards, the George Foster Peabody Award, an Environmental Media Award, a Parents’ Choice Award, the HUMANITAS Prize, two Prism Awards and 20 Annie Awards (honoring excellence in animation).

 

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July 4th, 2017 by Cherry

Well if you have $500 and want to attend the private dinner for 25 with Walter Simonson hosted by IDW Publishing during San Diego Comic Con 2017 you

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are in luck! This year IDW Publishing is having a private dinner in the Gaslamp District in a secret fancy location from 7 – 10PM. It’s an Image result for WALTER SIMONSONopportunity that fans of the artist to enjoy conversation and special swag from the comic book legend. Some of you may not recognize the name or the face (see below) but all comic book fans ‘know’ him by his artistic contribution to the beloved art form. Star Wars Legends Epic Collection: The Original Marvel Years Vol. 1 (Trade Paperback)Image result for WALTER SIMONSON

“Looking forward to having dinner with old friends,” said Simonson, “and making new ones at San Diego. Should be a fun night for all!”

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Have Dinner With Walter Simonson at Comic-Con
IDW Presents an Evening with a Comic Book Legend!

 Walter Simonson - Ragnarok: Last God Standing Retailer Incentive Edition hardcover remark Comic Art
Each guest will receive the following:

  • A COPY OF WALTER SIMONSON’S THOR THE RETURN OF BETA RAY BILL ARTIST’S EDITION VARIANT EDITION (limited to 125 copies)
  • A SKETCH OF YOUR CHOICE BY SIMONSON (SEE ACCOMPANYING EXAMPLE)
  • A COPY OF THE RAGNAROK BOOK TWO RETAILER INCENTIVE HARDCOVER, COMPLETE WITH BOUND IN SKETCH BY SIMONSON (limited to 100 copies)
  • THE OPPORTUNITY TO HAVE BOTH BOOKS INSCRIBED TO YOU BY WALTER
  • BOTH BOOKS EMBOSSED WITH A UNIQUE SEAL CREATED FOR THIS EVENT ONLY
  • A WONDERFUL DINNER WITH WALTER SIMONSON
  • MEMORIES THAT WILL LAST A LIFETIME 

Featuring fine dining in an intimate atmosphere, this very special evening is available on a first come first served basis. Space is extremely limited. Tickets are $500 per person and can be purchased here.
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Don’t delay in reserving your spot for this one-of-a-kind event!

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July 2nd, 2017 by Cherry

Yes I’m late to the Woman Power Wonder Woman film that came out a few weeks ago. I’m alway son the fence about DC Comic movies since they are usually disappointing or <ehh>. My curiosity about Wonder Woman is that this is the first superhero film helmed by a woman actor AND director so my feminist senses have been tingling for a while. I started getting twinges with each cast announcement that didn’t fit with my idea of an Amazon Goddess and it’s just so damned white (yes I said it). I suspected that the women of color would most been the background with no speaking lines. But I was mildly

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pleasantly surprised that it was more diverse than I thought it would be with the black nanny, Senator Acantha (Florence Kasumba) and Artemis warrior (Ann Wolf) (who had the body I would imagine closer to an Amazon but THAT would not appeal to as many male eyes <guffaw>). Having about 5 – 6 lines between them so an improvement over the no words I expected. I liked the film didn’t love it the way everyone else did but Wonder Woman isn’t one of my beloved characters and I would have preferred more time with the Amazon society and getting to know Diana and the warrior women more than Steve Trevor (Chris Pine). I didn’t get any fire from Diana more of a curiosity about sleeping with a guy than love or passion but Chris doesn’t seem to have much chemistry with anyone so <ehh>. The WWI aspect with interesting with a female villain Dr. Maru (Elena Anaya) who just wanted to use ‘SCIENCE’ to poison Germany’s enemies but I’m not sure they didn’t go into the scar and it seemed as if it was more of an unrequited passion for Ludendorff (Danny Huston) aka the male gaze. I did like that Diana’s fighting companions included the Chief (Eugene Brave Rock), Sameer (Saïd Taghmaoui) and Charlie (Ewen Bremner) who had backstories that I really want to learn more about in subsequent DC series (TV/Movies/Online content). It was interesting to watch a super hero so based in ‘real life’ so that it felt more like a war spy film than something out of comic book. It was visually lighter than most comic book films so I could really see what was going on and the basic story was fine. As far an an origin film for people who don’t know much about Wonder Woman mythology it was good just a bit slow for me with more filler than I would have liked and way too many characters so not everyone got enough screen time but I know what that means. We’ll see them in flashbacks in the sequel. I recommend the film for anyone who likes super hero comic book films, who want to support a female led film, a movie directed by a woman and likes the idea of warrior women. If you go in expecting Girl Power aka women of all colors than you will be disappointed but white feminism . 

If I refused to see films that don’t reflect my diverse life I’d likely never see a movie or watch tv again well a few shows but not some of my favorites. 

What do you think? Did you enjoy the film or did you decide to wait and watch at home? Leave a comment below or tweet me at cherry_LA with comments and thanks for reading!

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July 1st, 2017 by Cherry
You have until July 12th to Build-Your-Won Garth Ennis Dynamite Bundle Deal

 

It’s the perfect opportunity to grab any missing books from The Boys to Jennifer Blood to Red Team to Ninjettes and a percentage goes towards the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund.

Dynamite Entertainment has partnered with Groupees.com to launch the limited time Build-Your-Own Garth Ennis Dynamite Bundle Deal! Fans will be able to purchase 29 selected award-winning comic book writer’s graphic novels (collecting more than 170 issues in total), each priced between only $0.50 – $1.50! They also will have the opportunity to purchase all 29 issues (a $308 value) for only $15, a more than 95% savings!

This is a great deal with the recent premier of AMC Preacher season 2 for new and old fans.

 

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Available for two weeks only, beginning Thursday, June 29th at 3 pm EST, and ending Wednesday, July 12th at 5 pm EST! Fans can gain access these tremendous savings and hit series by visiting:

 

https://groupees.com/Ennis

 

In order to receive the incredible savings the Build-Your-Own Garth Ennis Dynamite Bundle Deal offers, fans must select a minimum of two from these fantastic titles:

 

  • The Boys Vol. 1: The Name of the Game ($1)
  • The Boys Vol. 2: Get Some ($1.25)
  • The Boys Vol. 3: Good for the Soul ($1.25)
  • The Boys Vol. 4: We Gotta Go Now ($1.25)
  • The Boys Vol. 5: Herogasm ($1)
  • The Boys Vol. 6: The Self-Preservation Society ($1.25)
  • The Boys Vol. 7: The Innocents ($1.25)
  • The Boys Vol. 8: Highland Laddie ($1)
  • The Boys Vol. 9: The Big Ride ($1.50)
  • The Boys Vol. 10: Butcher, Baker, Candlestiickmaker ($1)
  • The Boys Vol. 11: Over the Hill with the Swords of a Thousand Men ($1)
  • The Boys Vol. 12: The Bloody Doors Off ($1)
  • Battlefields Vol. 1: The Night of Witches ($0.50) 
  • Battlefields Vol. 2: Dear Billy ($0.50)
  • Battlefields Vol. 3: The Tankies ($0.50)
  • Battlefields Vol. 4: Happy Valley ($0.50)
  • Battlefields Vol. 5: The Firefly and His Majesty ($0.50)
  • Battlefields Vol. 6: Motherland ($0.50)
  • Battlefields Vol. 7: The Green Fields Beyond ($0.50)
  • Battlefields Vol. 8: The Fall and Rise of Anna Kharkova ($0.50)
  • Jennifer Blood Vol. 1: A Woman’s Work is Never Done ($1)
  • Jennifer Blood Vol. 2: Beautiful People ($1)
  • Jennifer Blood Vol. 3: Neither Tarnished Nor Afraid ($1)
  • Jennifer Blood Vol. 4: The Trial of Jennifer Blood ($1)
  • Jennifer Blood Vol. 5: Blood Legacy ($1)
  • Jennifer Blood: First Blood ($1)
  • Jennifer Blood: Born Again Vol. 1 ($1)
  • The Ninjettes Vol. 1 ($1)
  • Red Team Vol. 1 ($1)

A percentage of the proceeds will go to the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund, to help continue their efforts of protecting first amendment rights in the comic book industry.

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“With season 2 of Preacher just starting, we’re thrilled to feature a bundle of comics from Preacher writer and comic creator Garth Ennis,” said Thomas Brooke, Groupees Founder. “Though perhaps best known for his work on the Preacher, The Punisher, and The Boys, Garth is a prolific comic creator and this bundle includes exciting collections of his from The Boys, Battlefields, Jennifer Blood, The Ninjettes and the Red Team, all offered using our build a bundle feature, allowing users to customize a bundle of their own choosing.”

 

“Having the opportunity to work with such a great talent like Garth (Ennis) over the years has been nothing but a pleasure,” said Nick Barrucci, CEO and Publisher of Dynamite. “It was clear from issue #1 of The Boys that Garth would continue to grow the massive commercial and critical success, and it is one of the high points of our publishing as it was the first working with Garth, and from there we have published a great portion of his library including Jennifer Blood, Red Team, Ninjettes, Battlefields, and more! We’re thrilled to work with the great people at Groupees to reward existing fans, as well as bring new ones to his worlds, on some of his best titles, which all of us here at Dynamite are proud to have been a part of.  And happy to have the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund be the charity of choice in this program. As Garth said while working on The Boys, we may just need them one day!”

Garth Ennis’s visionary creativity changed comics by pushing the boundaries of free expression in the field,” said Charles Brownstein, Executive Director of the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund (CBLDF). “He’s always given back by supporting CBLDF and our efforts to protect the First Amendment in return. It’s a treat to know that new readers have the chance to discover his incredible work with this amazing bundle!”

 

This limited-time sale ends Wednesday, July 12th, so be sure to check out the Build-Your-Own Garth Ennis Dynamite Bundle Deal for further information today at www.groupees.com/Ennis!

 

For updates, or to learn more, please follow Dynamite on Twitter (http://twitter.com/DynamiteComics) or Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/dynamitecomics) today!

 

About Dynamite Entertainment:

Dynamite was founded in 2004 and is home to several best-selling comic book titles and properties, including The BoysThe ShadowRed SonjaWarlord of MarsBionic Man, A Game of Thrones, and more.  Dynamite owns and controls an extensive library with over 3,000 characters (which includes the Harris Comics and Chaos Comics properties), such as VampirellaPanthaEvil ErnieSmiley the Psychotic ButtonChastity, and Peter Cannon: Thunderbolt.  In addition to their critically-acclaimed titles and bestselling comics, Dynamite works with some of the most high-profile creators in comics and entertainment, including Kevin Smith, Alex Ross, Neil Gaiman, Andy Diggle, John Cassaday, Garth Ennis, Jae Lee, Marc Guggenheim, Mike Carey, Jim Krueger, Greg Pak, Brett Matthews, Matt Wagner, Gail Simone, Steve Niles, James Robinson, and a host of up-and-coming new talent.  Dynamite is consistently ranked in the upper tiers of comic book publishers and several of their titles – including Alex Ross and Jim Krueger’s Project Superpowers – have debuted in the Top Ten lists produced by Diamond Comics Distributors.  In 2005, Diamond awarded the company a GEM award for Best New Publisher and another GEM in 2006 for Comics Publisher of the Year (under 5%) and again in 2011.  The company has also been nominated for and won several industry awards, including the prestigious Harvey and Eisner Awards.

 

About the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund

Comic Book Legal Defense Fund is a non-profit organization dedicated to protecting the First Amendment rights of the comics medium.

Our work takes us into courtrooms, classrooms, conventions and libraries all over the United States where we provide legal aid, education, and advocacy to protect the First Amendment rights of the readers, creators, retailers, publishers, and librarians of comics, manga, and graphic novels.

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June 29th, 2017 by Cherry

I’m such a huge The Tick fan that I’m salivating over the big blue guy takeover at SDCC 2017

I’ve loved the tick from comic book to cartoon to live action and now he’s back with BFF Arthur on Amazon Prime in August! While my fellow Tickers and I count down the day to the new series on Amazon Prime if your in SoCal head to San Diego Comic Con!

Amazon Prime Member Lounge

Amazon is taking over this year with the Amazon Prim Member Lounge (membership has it’s privileges) and celebrating it’s first hero series. It’s going to be ALOT of blue with the fun starting in San Diego on July 20th! Geeks will be able to explore the world of the Tick with the Amazon Prime Video’s Tick Takeover! You can find this celebration of blue zaniness on the MLK Promenade (on the corner of 1st and J Street) that will be hard to miss with a 20 foot tall animatronic Tick head and ‘easter eggs’ that will get lucky fans some cool swag.

The Warehouse

Citizens can control the Tick’s emotions with levers that operate the giant 20ft animatronic build as well as a challenge based scavenger hunt to help our dynamic duo fight a group of evil doers. The multi room experience has four locations that fans of the series will remember – Goat’s Deli, Arthur’s Apartment, The Warehouse and The City Police Station.

The Tick Takeover will be open to the public Thursday, July 20th through Saturday, July 22nd from 9:00 am until 6:00 pm, and Sunday, July 23rd from 9:00 am until 5:00 pm at the MLK Promenade (corner of 1st and J street).

Goat’s Deli

The City Police Station

Arthur’s Apartment

 I’m excited that as a Amazon Prime Member we get to stream the pilot episode relaxing in the AC of our own private lounge <tee hee> and unlock digital badges hidden for exclusive member only swag! Matty Mo, the viral art sensation aka ‘the Most Famous Artist’ will create one-of-a-kind art pieces featuring Superian to share an “Instagrammable” moment from The Tick Takeover. The Most Famous Artist will also be responsible for creating and curating all the graffiti tags seen around The City.

Citizens can also call on #TeamTick on the streets of SDCC to help out like any self respecting hero! They’ll offer a hand to the helpless and defenseless and are easy to find with their Blue Antenna!

Season one of the new Amazon Original series, The Tick is streaming on August 25, exclusively on Amazon Prime Video.

 

About The Amazon Original Series, The Tick

Bursting with scabrous original storylines that turn on a dime, The Tick is a comedy with kinetic action, a wryly inventive visual style and crisply quotable dialogue. Heroes have flown among us for decades but mild-mannered accountant Arthur Everest (GRIFFIN NEWMAN) one day finds out there are also genuine bad guys in this new Amazon Original Series. He believes he has proof that The City, where he was born and raised, is actually controlled by a global super-villain known as the Terror (JACKIE EARLE HALEY). Destiny soon brings Arthur together with an eccentric, tall, blue-suited muscleman with a mysterious past and list of superpowers: The Tick (PETER SERAFINOWICZ). The title character serves as both the conscience and the unchecked id of the story. Citing the call of destiny, the Tick procures for Arthur a moth outfit with retractable wings and insists that he suit up as his sidekick. He and Arthur are the ultimate odd couple, but may just bring out the best in each other. In their quest to take back The City, the unlikely pair of heroes quickly sees just how complex the struggle between good and evil has become.

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