Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Age of Ultron cast to ring bell at NYSE Friday

Robert Downey Jr. and Jeremy Renner will be at the New York Stock Exchange Friday morning to
ring the bell on the morning that "Age of Ultron" officially opens.

Marvel Studios presents “Avengers: Age of Ultron,” the epic follow-up to the biggest Super Hero movie of all time. When Tony Stark tries to jumpstart a dormant peacekeeping program, things go awry and Earth’s Mightiest Heroes, including Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, The Incredible Hulk, Black Widow and Hawkeye, are put to the ultimate test as the fate of the planet hangs in the balance. As the villainous Ultron emerges, it is up to The Avengers to stop him from enacting his terrible plans, and soon uneasy alliances and unexpected action pave the way for an epic and unique global adventure.

Marvel’s “Avengers: Age of Ultron” stars Robert Downey Jr., who returns as Iron Man, along with Chris Hemsworth as Thor, Mark Ruffalo as Hulk and Chris Evans as Captain America. Together with Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow and Jeremy Renner as Hawkeye, and with the additional support of Don Cheadle as James Rhodes/War Machine, Cobie Smulders as Agent Maria Hill, Stellan Skarsgård as Erik
Selvig and Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury, the team must reassemble to defeat James Spader as Ultron, a terrifying technological villain hell-bent on human extinction. Along the way, they confront two mysterious and powerful newcomers, Pietro Maximoff, played by Aaron Taylor-Johnson, and Wanda Maximoff, played by Elizabeth Olsen and meet an old friend in a new form when Paul Bettany becomes Vision.

Written and directed by Joss Whedon and produced by Kevin Feige, p.g.a., Marvel’s “Avengers: Age of Ultron” is based on the ever-popular Marvel comic book series “The Avengers,” first published in 1963. Get set for an action-packed thrill ride when The Avengers return in Marvel’s “Avengers: Age of Ultron” on May 1, 2015.

Celebrate 50 Years of S.H.I.E.L.D. With Marvel Comics in 2015

 Celebrate half a century of Marvel’s premier intelligence agency in 2015 as we proudly commemorate
theS.H.I.E.L.D. 50th Anniversary! When Stan Lee and Jack Kirby first introduced S.H.I.E.L.D. in the pages of 1965’s Strange Tales #135, boldly proclaiming it “The Greatest Action-Thriller of All Time!” – the landscape of the Marvel Universe would be changed forever. Now, half a century later, S.H.I.E.L.D. has made the jump beyond the comic page – bringing us some of the most iconic stories and memorable characters in all of popular culture. Join us as we celebrate this monumental legacy with exciting new projects throughout 2015!

First, this August, S.H.I.E.L.D. #9 answers a question half a century in the making. A mystery that lies at the heart of the origins of S.H.I.E.L.D. – who is the “Man Called D.E.A.T.H.”?! Written by Mark Waid with art by Lee Ferguson – this special, oversized anniversary issue features a never before published S.H.I.E.L.D. sequence penciled by Jack Kirby and inked by Jim Steranko! Plus – Al Ewing brings you a second story featuring the return of Dum Dum Dugan and the birth of the new Howling Commandos! Along with the very first S.H.I.E.L.D. story from 1965 and the original sequence that inspired S.H.I.E.L.D.’s creation – this is not one to miss!
Then in September – find out what S.H.I.E.L.D. means to the Marvel Universe with the S.H.I.E.L.D. 50th Anniversary Specials. Five weekly one shots about the men and women who stand on the front lines, shoulder to shoulder, ready to take on Hydra, A.I.M. and the worst the Marvel Universe has to offer! From some of the best and brightest talent in the comic industry comes action packed new specials starring Nick Fury, Agent Melinda May, Mockingbird, Quake and Agent Peggy Carter! Featuring writers David Walker, Jody Houser, Chelsea Cain, Kathryn Immonen, Matt Rosenberg and Patrick Kindlon – prepare to see S.H.I.E.L.D. in a completely new way!

Plus don’t miss these other exciting projects later this year celebrating the legacy of S.H.I.E.L.D.! This June, Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.comes to your favorite Marvel Comics for The Art of Evolution Variants. Featuring stunning artwork commemorating episodes from the show’s second season, these gorgeous pieces covers will be coming to these twelve titles:
·         Age of Ultron vs. Marvel Zombies #1
·         Amazing Spider-Man: Renew Your Vows #1
·         Armor Wars #1
·         Captain Marvel and the Carol Corps #1
·         Civil War #1
·         Guardians of Knowhere #1
·         Hail Hydra #1
·         S.H.I.E.L.D. #7
·         Siege #1
·         Squadron Sinister #1
·         Thors #1
·         Weridworld #1

Then, experience the original groundbreaking espionage adventures as Marvel proudly presents S.H.I.E.L.D. by Stan Lee & Jack Kirby: The Complete Collection TPB and S.H.I.E.L.D.: The Complete Collection Omnibus. You’ve been granted Priority A-1 Clearance, so get ready to dive into the world of S.H.I.E.L.D. with these two can’t miss collections in September!
SOURCE: Marvel Comics.

Monday, April 27, 2015

CM Punk Takes on a Guardian of the Galaxy for DRAX #1

This Winter – the “Best in the World” takes on the baddest in the galaxy! Announced at C2E2, CM Punk will returnDRAX #1! Fresh off his thunderous Marvel debut in February’s Thor Annual #1, the wrestling superstar is blasting off into outer space for Drax’s very first ongoing series! Exploring Drax’s time outside the Guardians of the Galaxy, prepare for an ongoing series unlike anything you’ve read before!
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“CM Punk has proven that he’s the best in the world in the wrestling ring and now he’s out to prove he’s the best in the Marvel Universe. How could you not want to read this book? I couldn’t be more excited for readers to see what Punk has in store for Drax the Destroyer!” – Jon Moisan, Editor

What does Drax do when he’s not saving the universe alongside the likes of Star-Lord, Gamora, Rocket Raccoon and Groot? DESTROY!Obviously. From inside the intergalactic octagon to the far reaches of outer space – experience the bone-crunching solo adventures of the galaxy’s most fearsome guardian as he makes his way through the Marvel Universe! And demolishes anything and everything in his path!
Prepare yourselves for the debut of a bombastic new series that no fan can afford to miss! The journey begins later this year as CM Punk returns to the House of Ideas for DRAX #1!    

Sunday, April 26, 2015

MANCHILD REVIEW: 'Max: The Inebriated Rabbit'

“Max: The Inebriated Rabbit” is like a dirty version of “Fritz the Cat.”

Yes you read that correct, a dirty version of Fritz.

It’s offensive, it’s crude, in a nutshell it’s perfect.

We are first introduced to Max at the tail end of a 5-day bender where he did enough blow and booze to make Charlie Sheen blush. 

That said, all he really wants is to get his girlfriend Ophelia a gift for her birthday.

That’s how he ended up with the cash to start the bender, that’s why he ended up on the bender. Disregard the booze, the hooker and the rest, at its heart this is a love story.

Max just doesn’t know how to show his love, so instead he self-sabotages.

It’s a strong debut from writer/artist Erick Gutierrez, who you can tell pours his heart and soul into the story.

The only downside to this book, is that in the nature of independent comics, there isn’t more to consume right away.

I’ll be (not so) patiently waiting to buy a copy of issue two the second it’s available.


Saturday, April 25, 2015

Dynamite and Dark Horse teaming up with #Vampirella #Aliens crossover

Dynamite Entertainment is proud to announce the upcoming 2015 crossover, Aliens / Vampirella, pitting the iconic horror heroine against the Xenomorphs popularized in eight feature films and numerous Dark Horse Comics series. Written by Corinna Bechko (Star Wars: LegacySavage Hulk), the sci-fi horror crossover marks the first time that the two comic book universes collide.

Writer Corinna Bechko says, "I've loved Alien since I first saw it as a kid on a crummy old TV in a well-lit room and got scared half to death anyway. Now that I have the chance to add a little corner to that universe I couldn't be happier. And pitting such an implacable horror against Vampirella? That's a meeting that definitely produces very fertile story-telling ground. The Alien franchise has always thrived with strong women in the lead. Smart, self-assured Vampirella is a joy to write for, even when she may have met her match."

"Aliens / Vampirella continues our string of successful crossovers with Dark Horse Comics. This is an incredible series -- featuring the iconic Vampirella against one of Fox's icons, Aliens -- and we're proud to have Corrina Bechko as the architect," says Dynamite CEO/Publisher Nick Barrucci.

"When I first heard about the Vampirella / Aliens crossover, I thought to myself, 'How is this going to work?' But then I read Corinna Bechko's outline for the series, and all my doubts were dispelled," says Dark Horse V.P. of Publishing Randy Stradley.

Vampirella is a raven-haired heroine who remains, even after 45 years of publication, one of the comic industry's leading ladies, due in no small part to Dynamite Entertainment's stewardship of the character. Since Vampirella's very healthy resurgence in 2010, Dynamite has published two volumes of a monthly series, several miniseries and one-shot specials, and crossovers with multimedia brands and comic book peers. The Vampirella franchise is a haven for writers and artists with a penchant for the macabre.

For over twenty-five years, Dark Horse Comics has been the comic book home to the Aliens franchise, expanding upon the universe of terror first introduced in the 1979 Ridley Scott-helmed sci-fi/horror masterpiece. Featuring the nightmarish extraterrestrials as imagined by H. R. Giger, the Dark Horse comics have enjoyed unprecedented success in both the hobby and mass markets. Throughout the years, the Xenomorphs have interacted with many staples of the comic book industry, including BatmanPredatorTerminatorJudge DreddSuperman, and Green Lantern.

Penguicon is happening now, check it out all weekend

Penguicon started as a convention “for geeks by geeks” and has continued to grow ever since.
SLIDESHOW: Photos from 2015 Penguicon.
This year, the celebration was expected to be bigger than ever as the convention marked its 14th year.
Over 1,300 nerds, geeks and fans are expected to attend Penguicon over the weekend at the Southfield Westin hotel to celebrate and share in what they all love. Many of those people traveled the 30 minutes north from Downriver in order to take in the fun of the convention.

Green Brain Comics to celebrate 30th anniversary in part during #FCBD 2015.

Green Brain Comics starts the festivities marking their 30th anniversary a little early. On Saturday, May 2nd comic book store across the globe celebrate FREE COMIC BOOK DAY.
FREE COMIC BOOK DAY 2015 will be a great opportunity to try out new stories at no risk. Green Brain Comics will have over 50 different titles ranging in subject, genre and suggested reading level. And you can choose 3 different books, just for showing up. Superhero titles like BATMAN  and the AVENGERS, funny comics like SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS, and serious stuff like the first chapter of the comic-only sequel to Chuck Palahnuik’s cult classic FIGHT CLUB.
Along with the great selection of Free Comic Book Day comics, Green Brain Comics will also be hosting several local comic creators. Among the creator guests will be local favorite Jay Fosgitt. Jay is the creator of BODIE TROLL and an artist on the MY LITTLE PONY comic. You can even get your Free Comic Book Day edition of BODIE TROLL signed.
At Green Brain Comics, Free Comic Book Day is about more than just the comics. It’s also about community. Several local organizations will be represented during Free Comic Book Day. A portion of every purchase that day will benefit the FRIENDS FOR THE DEARBORN ANIMAL SHELTER, who will also be on hand with an adoptable animal.
You can get more Free Comic Book Day comics and help out great causes if bring canned food (GLEANERS COMMUNITY FOOD BANK), used books (FRIENDS OF THE DEARBORN LIBRARY), and old cell phones (CELL PHONES FOR SOLDIERS).
And finally, while you’re visiting on Free Comic Book Day you get to check out Green Brain Comics new building, browse STORMY RECORDS, enjoy live DJ sets (UNDERGROUND RESISTANCE), meet local celebrities, and help Green Brain Comics celebrate 30 years of doing business in the beautiful East Downtown Dearborn Business District.
Green Brain Comics is located at 13936 Michigan Ave. in Dearborn. For more information, go to www.greenbrain.biz, call 313-582-9444 or check out the Facebook event at https://www.facebook.com/events/675398102589685/

Free Comic Book Day is made possible in part by our sponsors, Oakwood Healthcare System and the East Dearborn Downtown Development Authority.

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Are you looking forward to Battleworld? #Marvel

From a Marvel Comics release:

The battles in Secret Wars are so big, we had to launch an entirely new title just to contain them! Today, Marvel is pleased to present your new look inside SECRET WARS: BATTLEWORLD #1 – a new 4-issue Secret Wars limited series of wall-to-wall action across the surface of Battleworld!  Bursting with epic action, each issue of SECRET WARS: BATTLEWORLD features two all-new high-octane stories ripped from the pages of the biggest event of the year!

This issue – what happens when Dr. Strange possesses the Punisher? Meet the Sorcerer EXTREME! Only Spider-Man, Wolverine, the Hulk and Ghost Rider of this land can track this terrible two-in-one down. And things are going to get messy! Then, what happens when M.O.D.O.K. recruits every M.O.D.O.K. ever from across Battleworld for his evil scheme. We’ll give you a hint – F.I.G.H.T.!
What do you think? Is this Secret Wars going to be worth it?

Bob's Burgers #1 to debut in comics this summer

Dynamite Entertainment is proud to announce the upcoming July release of Bob's Burgers #1, the first issue in an ongoing series that presents all-new adventures and antics of the Belcher Family, the beloved cast of the popular FOX animated comedy series. Building upon the success of their five-issue 2014 miniseries, Dynamite and partner Twentieth Century Fox Consumer Products welcome a creative team assembled from the actual television show producers and animators to deliver the engaging Belcher Family fun that millions of fans adore.

"Bringing Bob's Burgers to the comic book medium is a lot of fun, because it allows us to tell stories that we wouldn't normally do on the TV show and it allows our artists to illustrate them in equally unique styles," says Mike Olsen, one of the contributing writers for the Bob's Burgerscomic book series.

Loren Bouchard, the creator of Bob's Burgers, says, "We want the comic to appeal to fans of the show, and to that end, we strive to protect the tone, the heart, and most importantly, the characters, just as fiercely as we do when we're working on the TV show. If you enjoy the show and you don't enjoy the comic book, then we owe you a comic book, or at least an apology."

"We're very fortunate that Loren Bouchard and his creative team of writers and artists are able to take the time to create some of the best comics in the industry today. We wanted to wait to launch the ongoing series until Loren and his team were able to create enough material to do so, instead of continuing series of mini-series. Bob's Burgers has been successful thanks to the execution of Loren and his creative team. When you think about it, Bob's Burgers is the only television-based comic in the industry that has an entire team of show writers and artists working on the comic. It truly is canon," says Dynamite CEO/Publisher Nick Barrucci.  

The second-ever series of the Bob's Burgers comic book gives each member of the Belcher Family a chance to shine. Each monthly issue will include new installments of Tina's Erotic Friend Fiction, Louise's Unsolved Mysteries and Curious Curiosities, Gene's Rhymey Rhymes That Could Someday Be Songs, Linda's Attempts to Take a Nice Family Picture in Front of the Restaurant (And How It Always Goes Wrong), and Bob's Fantasy Food Trucks (If Money Were No Object).

The announcement of the ongoing Bob's Burgers series follows upon not only a bestselling 2014 miniseries, but the strong comic shop retailer support of Bob's Burgers as part of the worldwide Free Comic Book Day 2015 event. Taking place on Saturday, May 2nd, Free Comic Book Day will welcome fans of all ages to pick up copies of Dynamite's exclusive FCBD offering for the year, a special Bob's Burgers one-shot comic that's free for customers while supplies last. The inclusion of Bob's Burgers in this highly publicized annual event promises to attract the porgram's fans of all ages to comic shops -- fans that will be eager for more Bob's Burgers comics come July.
Bob's Burgers follows the ups and downs of Bob Belcher, who runs the family restaurant with the help of his wife Linda and their three kids, Tina, Gene, and Louise. Bob has big ideas about burgers, but his family falls short on service and sophistication. The show debuted in 2011, and airs Sunday nights. Numerous critics have applauded the series' offbeat sense of humor. The show was recently nominated for an Emmy Award for Outstanding Animated Program, and was also a Critics' Choice Television nominee for Best Animated Series.

Thursday, April 16, 2015

"Ren and Stimpy" Creative Director Bob Camp To Appear at the GRASP Comic Expo

Bob Camp, the man directly behind the famed 90's comedy "The Ren and Stimpy Show", will be June 27-28 at the DeltaPlex Arena and Conference Center on June 27-28.
attending the GRASP Comic Expo on

Camp started his animation career as a designer for animated series such as "ThunderCats", "Silverhawks", "TigerSharks", and several other series produced by Rankin/Bass. He then worked as a designer on "The Real Ghostbusters" for DiC, and later as a storyboard artist on "Tiny Toon Adventures" for Warner Bros. Television.

Camp was a co-founder of and director for Spümcø, the animation studio that created "The Ren & Stimpy Show". He played a major role in the studio's creative force until September 21, 1992, when he left to work for Games Productions(a.k.a. Games Animation), the animation studio Nickelodeon initially created to continue work on the "The Ren and Stimpy Show" series after Spümcø had been fired. At Games, Camp was promoted to creative director of "The Ren and Stimpy Show" and supervised work on the episodes made.

In the 2000s, Camp worked as a storyboard artist on animated feature films such as Looney Tunes: Back in Action and Ice Age: The Meltdown. Camp was the storyboard editor for the 2015 hit film Spongebob Squarepants: Sponge Out Of Water.

"Bob is one of those rare guys in television history that doesn't just push the envelope on what is acceptable but also blows up the envelope and drops an additional atomic bomb on what is left over to make sure," said event director Mark Hodges. "Through this, Bob developed one of the most memorable group of characters of the 1990's and we are glad that he will be a part of our event." 

Yes folks there is a Rand Paul comic book

In honor of the start of the presidential primary season, Bluewater Productions announced today the release of a biography featuring political powerhouse Rand Paul titled Political Power: Rand Paul.  Bluewater is also announcing some other biography comic books for the 2016 election. 
Dr. Rand Paul is the son of former presidential candidate and “intellectual godfather” of the Tea Party, Ron Paul, and considered in many circles to be the Republican’s nominee for President during the 2016 elections. Though his short time as the Senator of Kentucky hasn’t been without some controversy, Dr. Paul has made an indelible mark on politics. Political Power: Rand Paul.   Will be released on April 15th
Bluewater’s political slate for 2015/2016 will include those that announce their intentions to run for the presidency as well as those whose power influence the voting public’s choices for leaders.  Titles scheduled for later this year include biographies of Marco Rubio, Jeb Bush, Elizabeth Warren, and more.  They have already published biographies on potential 2016 candidates like Chris Christie, Joe Biden, and Hillary Clinton. An update to the previously released Hillary Clinton title, focusing on her time as Secretary of State, will see print soon.
Since, 2008, Bluewater’s publishing line has been addressing current events and releasing entertaining biographies of the men and women vying to become America’s next leaders, a fact which makes publisher and President Darren G. Davis proud. “Growing up, I was a reluctant reader. We hope to reach kids in similar situations that may be more apt to read when a comic book is placed in front of them,” said Davis. “I have guest taught in schools and found comic books to be an excellent way to reach children and young adults.” Davis also added that understanding the realm of politics may seem daunting to some. “It’s my hope that these informative and entertaining books teach readers about the candidates. Comic books have grown up; they’re not just for kids anymore.”  Past subjects have included Michelle Bachmann, Barack Obama, Herman Cain, The Tea Party Movement, Mitt Romney, Sarah Palin and more. Bluewater has also released one on Rand Paul’s father, Ron Paul. 
Artist Joe Paradise, a graphic designer famed for his work drawing biography comics depicting the Dead Kennedys, Elvis Presley, Joan Jett and the Runaways, and more with Revolutionary Comics in the mid-1990’s, agrees with Davis’ assertion regarding the power of comic books. “If you ask me, political figures are more interesting than super heroes by a mile,” he explains. “The spandex crowd seems caught in a never-ending loop of revisiting stories that were written 50 years or more in the past - but our politicians are constantly inventing fresh new ways to shock, bewilder, confuse, and sometimes even inspire us, and I'm enjoying the hell out of documenting it all on the comic page.”
Writer Michael Frizell, an educator for Missouri State University and freelance writer, agrees. “Dr. Paul is a fascinating figure. As a writer, I always want to craft stories about people who hold strong convictions. His ties to family give readers a glimpse at his character, and his often-controversial stances make him an interesting person to depict in graphic format,” said Frizell. Understanding the impact such a book might have, Frizell added, “The research I needed to conduct was rigorous, as was the writing process. I needed to think like a storyteller and notate like a reporter.”

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Her Shocking Secret Identity Revealed at Last in THOR #8!

This is it! The answer you’ve all been waiting for! The identity of Thor, Goddess of Thunder, finally revealed! Who is this mysterious heroine with the might of Mjolnir in her hands? The question will finally be answered this May in the blockbuster THOR #8 – from the critically acclaimed creative team of Jason Aaron and Russell Dauterman! As the final battle with the Destroyer reaches its climax, Thor and Odinson call in a little backup. Amid the fire and the fury of battle, questions will be answered. A surprising return! Guest stars galore! And a last page that will send shockwaves through the Marvel Universe! Don’t miss the comic that will have the world talking when THOR #8 comes to comic shops and digital devices this May!

Monday, April 13, 2015

Satellite Klit wins tainted match in battle of the “crapaoke” bands

Satellite Klit with guest Chris Brown performs in the finals.
By Dave Herndon
Twitter @NHDaveH

It wasn’t pretty, that’s for sure. But as they say, a win is a win. Saturday night there was a war in Toledo, the likes of which hadn’t been seen since that actual War of Toledo.

In the actual War, dozens of people gathered and yelled at each other, one man walked away with a black eye. There might have been more hate and vitriol spun Saturday night when “Satellite Klit,” deftly destroyed “Forbidden Taint” in a battle of the "Comic Book Creator Karaoke Battle of the Bands,” during the Fantasticon afterparty.

The Klits were the heavy fan favorites, boasting Toledo’s own Dirk Manning
amongst its ranks along with Tony Miello and dan Daugherty. The Taints, despite being the reigning world champs, and having a (wo)man advantage with “Kosmic” Kasey Pierce and her backup singers of Erick Gutierrez, John Marroquin and Chris Brown were the dogs.

Officiated by legendary ECW referee AT Huck, the match was equal parts wrestling, and something that sounded like the time I started my car with an opossum sleeping in the engine compartment.

The main event started with Huck giving everyone the pat down to make sure there were no foreign objects –aside from a few mixed drinks-- everyone was clean.
Up first in the battle were the Taints, though they quickly claimed sabotage when none of the wireless microphones worked. What happened next must be experienced to be believed, so I leave you with the video of both team’s opening round performance.
Following the first round, Huck left the choice of winners up to the assembled crowd. Most were unable to vote, having passed out from the audio assault they had just heard, but those that did manage to stay conscious overwhelmingly picked the Klits as the winners by default.
After an intermission where singers that could actually carry a tune woke up the crowd, it was nearly time for round two. Only there was one slight hitch, Chris Brown was nowhere to be found.

The Taints made a substitution, adding in the beautiful Hollie Ogden, who is neither a comic book creator nor retailer. She also wasn’t on either team’s pre-approved roster. The performance was much improved though. I’ll leave it up to the listeners to decide which team they liked before we go on with the rest of the story.

After both songs were done, and Chris Brown discovered at the bar, it was time to declare a round two victor. In a shocker that still no one can explain, Huck disqualified the Klit’s and declared the Taint’s the victors. Knotting the score at 1-1 with just the final round to go.

All three member’s of the Klit claim that Huck was simply confused and read off the wrong name for the team being disqualified, but that didn’t change the decision.

Next up was another intermission, then on to the finals. Brown returned to the line-up for the final round, but he didn’t sound quite right as the Taint’s put on their worst performance of the night. That would all be explained as the song ended, and Brown quickly turned heal and slipped into the Klit lineup. 

He claimed he was betrayed and left alone at the bar, traded in for a cuter model in the second round even. He also claimed that he “just wanted to singe his third song.” Either way, he put on his best vocals of the night and helped to lead the Klit to their best performance as a group.

All that was left was to crown a winner. Neither fan that was left in the crowd cheered for the Taints, while they both went wild for the Klit. That left Huck no choice but to declare a clear victory for SATELLITE KLIT.

But wait, there was one last betrayal. Overlooked in the contract signed before the battle, it was an unsanctioned contest, leaving the world championship with FORBIDDEN TAINT, at least until the next battle.


Until next time friends, watch out for both the Satellite Klit and the Forbidden Taint, for they are each coming to a comic con near you!

Watch as Deadpool imitates Daredevil at the Midwest Media Expo

Jeremy London talks about The Devil's Dozen at Fantasticon

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Watch live, the Avenger's Age of Ultron premiers Monday at 9:30 p.m. @Avengers

Marvel proudly invites one and all to experience the World Premiere of Marvel's "Avengers: Age of Ultron," LIVE from Hollywood! On April 13, 2015 at 6:30 p.m. PT/9:30 p.m. ET visit marvel.com/AvengersPremiere and watch as your favorite stars arrive at the legendary Dolby Theater. Plus, stay until the end of the live stream to see the debut of an EXCLUSIVE clip from Marvel’s "Avengers: Age of Ultron"!

Sponsored by Hasbro, this LIVE event will get you up close and personal with the cast of Marvel’s “Avengers: Age of Ultron” like no one else can!

Co-Hosted by Marvel.com’s Tamara Krinsky and Lorraine Cink, hear directly from the biggest names in the biz. Scheduled to appear are: Robert Downey Jr. (Iron Man), Chris Hemsworth (Thor), Mark Ruffalo (Hulk), Chris Evans (Captain America), Scarlett Johansson (Black Widow), Jeremy Renner (Hawkeye), and many more.

While you’re watching you can also tweet using the hashtags #AgeOfUltron and #AvengersPremiere, follow @Avengers on Twitter and like Marvel’s Avengers on Facebook at Facebook.com/avengers.

Gwen Is Taking Over! #Marvel

She’s smart, charming and she can lift a car! She’s Gwen Stacy, the Spectacular Spider-Woman and she comes to you each month in the pages of the critically acclaimed Spider-Gwen series! But what if Gwen Stacy had lifted Mjolnir to become Thor: Gwen of Thunder? What if she had been awarded the Eye of Agamotto, and battled the forces of the supernatural as Dr. Gwenge? Find out as she powers up for June’s can’t miss GWEN VARIANTS – as the industry’s top artist show you a side of Gwen Stacy you’ve never seen before!

“Gwenom? The InGwenible Hulk? The Mighty AGwengers? What about G.W.E.N.D.O.K.?,” asks Marvel SVP Sales & Marketing David Gabriel. “The possibilities are endless. As soon as the idea came together to portray Gwen as a variety of Marvel heroes, our artists couldn’t sign up fast enough. They’re having a ton of fun putting these together and it shows.”

“Just wait till you see Chip Zdarsky’s ‘Brian Michael Gwendis’ cover,” continued Gabriel.

Gwen Stacy Variants will be available throughout the month of June, coming to these 20 exciting titles:
·         1602 Witch Hunter Angela #1 by John Tyler Christopher
·         Armor Wars #1 by David Lafuente
·         Black Widow #19 by Dan Hipp
·         Captain America & the Mighty Avengers #9 by Jake Wyatt
·         Deadpool’s Secret Secret Wars #2 by Chris Bachalo
·         Future Imperfect #1 by Nick Bradshaw
·         Groot #1 by Giuseppe Camuncoli
·         Guardians of Knowhere #1 by Rob Guillory
·         Howard the Duck #4 by Jason Latour
·         Inhumans: Attilan Rising #2 by James Stokoe
·         Magneto #19 by Declan Shalvey
·         Old Man Logan #3 by Chris Samnee
·         S.H.I.E.L.D. #7 by Robbi Rodriguez
·         Secret Wars #3 by Nick Bradshaw
·         Secret Wars #4 by Chris Samnee
·         Secret Wars 2099 #2 by Jason Latour
·         Squadron Sinister #1 by Greg Smallwood
·         Thors #1 by Kris Anka
·         Ultimate End #2 by Chip Zdarsky
·         X-Men ’92 #1 b Ryan Stegman

Friday, April 10, 2015

Photos from Friday at the Midwest Media Expo

The second annual Midwest Media Expo, open through Sunday at the Renaissance Center in Detroit, is drawing thousands of people from across the world for a unique convention experience.
The convention invites fans from all walks of life, comic books, movies, television, video games and more,  to enjoy cosplay, gaming and the like.

PHOTOS: Midwest Media Expo 2015

Adi Granov Covers Two Classic STAR WARS Adaptations

This May, Marvel and Lucasfilm Ltd. are set to return you to the story that started it all with the STAR WARS™: EPISODE IV - A NEW HOPE OGN. Completely remastered for the modern age, this iconic story now comes to an entire new generation of fans. But before that can’t miss graphic novel hits shelves this May – Marvel is pleased to present your first look at the covers to STAR WARS™: EPISODE V - THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK OGN and STAR WARS™: EPISODE VI - RETURN OF THE JEDI OGN!                                
Brought to life by famed artist Adi Granov, these stunning images will grace the covers of the original Marvel adaptations of these iconic films. Also remastered and recolored,  don’t miss your chance to relive these iconic stories when the oversized STAR WARS™: EPISODE V - THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK OGN and STAR WARS™: EPISODE VI -  RETURN OF THE JEDI OGN come to comic shops and book stores in 2015!

Miles Morales Faces the Death of a Universe for ULTIMATE END #1

 He was the artist that started it all – and now he’s going to finish it! Today, Marvel is pleased to unveil Mark Bagley’s exciting variant cover to ULTIMATE END #1! A stunning homage to the very first Ultimate Spider-Man cover, Bagley brings his inimitable style to a now classic image! The wheels are in motion, and the Ultimate Universe is set to crash headlong into the monumentalSecret Wars. The end is nigh…but is there any hope for the Ultimate Universe or its most beloved hero?  No fan should miss out on this iconic, can’t-miss variant cover – only in comic shops this May!


Better call Saul! Motor City Comic Con, Michigan’s largest pop-culture event, takes no half measures to welcome the AMC series Breaking Bad’s Giancarlo Esposito, who played “Gustavo ‘Gus’ Fring,” and Mark Margolis, who played “Tio Salamanca,” to its 26th annual event, May 15 – 17, at the Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi. Event tickets and VIP passes can be purchased by visiting http://www.motorcitycomiccon.com/new-tix/.

Best known for his role in Breaking BadEsposito previously starred in ABC’s Once Upon A Time and NBC’s Law & Order, as well as films such as Malcom X and King of New YorkMargolis has also been in numerous critically acclaimed films, including Requiem for a Dream, The Wrestler and Black Swan, and a number of television shows, including FX’s American Horror Story: Asylum and NBC’s Law & Order.

This year’s event features the most comic and media guests to date, including:

·         Camren Bicondova: Bicondova is most known for playing the role of “Selina Kyle” a.k.a. “Catwoman” on the FOX series Gotham. Motor City Comic Con is her first signing convention appearance.
·         Chandler Riggs: Riggs portrays the character “Carl Grimes” on the AMC series The Walking Dead and has also appeared in the filmGet Low.
·         Daniel BonjourRun, don’t walk. Bonjour plays “Aiden Monroe” in AMC’s The Walking Dead. He has also appeared in the filmsMidnight Movie and Dragonquest.
·         Michael Rowe: Rowe’s most notable role is “Floyd Lawton,” a.k.a. “Deadshot,” from the CW series Arrow. His character is the world’s deadliest marksman and member of the Suicide Squad.
·         David MorrisseyThe Governor is coming to Comic Con! Morrissey portrays the villainous character on AMC’s The Walking Dead.His acting roles span from films, such as The Reaping, to television series, such as CBS’ Extant, opposite Halle Berry.
·         Chad ColemanColeman is known for his role as “Dennis ‘Cutty’ Wise” in the HBO series The Wire and “Tyrese” in AMC’s The Walking Dead. He has also appeared in television shows, such as FOX’s I Hate My Teenage Daughter and films, such as The Green Hornet.
·         Denis O’HareBefore becoming an award-winning actor, O’Hare grew up in Southfield, Mich., and attended Brother Rice High School in Bloomfield Hills, Mich. His most notable roles to come out of the coffin include vampire “Russell Edgington” in HBO’s True Blood and “Larry Harvey,” “Spalding” and “Stanley” in FX’s American Horror Story: Murder House, Coven and Freak Show. His film credits includeMilk and The Dallas Buyers Club.
·         Ken Kirzinger: Kirzinger portrayed the iconic character “Jason Voorhees” in Freddy vs. Jason alongside Robert Englund. He has also appeared in Wrong Turn 2: Dead End and Joy Ride 3: Road Kill.
·         Vivica A. Fox: Fox got her big break in the two 1996 films Independence Day and Set It Off. Since then, she has had roles in popular films, such as Soul Food, Kill Bill, Sharknado 2: The Second One and Juwanna Man, as well as television shows, including NBC’s Law & Order and HBO’s Curb Your Enthusiasm.
·         Mike Mayhew: Mayhew is a world-renowned illustrator who has worked on comic pages for DC Comics and Marvel Comics. He has also produced film licensing art for FOX’s Fantastic Four and Warner Brother’s Superman Returns. His work can be seen in comics’ biggest titles including Marvel’s Avengers and DC Comic’s Justice League.
·         Joe Prado: Prado began working in Brazil on Brazilian comics. In 2004, he worked on several American comics, such as DC ComicsSuperman, Green Lantern, Teen Titans among others. He is a partner and talent manager of Chiaroscuro Studios, representing a number of comic book artists. 
·         Ivan Reis: Reis began his international career for Dark Horse Comics. He has also worked for Vertigo, Marvel Comics (Iron Man, The Avengers), DC Comics (Teen Titans, Superman) and more.
·         Katie Cook: Cook is a comic writer and artist born in Michigan. She is currently working on her creator-owned book, as well as IDW’sMy Little Pony: Friendship is Magic. She has also done work for Marvel and LucasFilm.

Additional media and comic guests will continue to be announced leading up to the event. Motor City Comic Con takes place on Friday, May 15 (12:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.), Saturday, May 16 (10:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.) and Sunday, May 17 (10:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.). For complete event information including the Cosplay contest, Saturday Night Bash and Sunday Kids Day, visit www.motorcitycomiccon.com.