Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Udon to Release FLCL Archives this March

Udon FLCL Archives in English
Ride on, shooting stars! UDON Entertainment is proud to announce the release of The FLCL Archives, translated in English for the first time. Produced by legendary studios GAINAX and Production I.G., FLCL took anime to places it had never been with its spectacular off-the-wall animation, outrageous storyline, and endearing characters.

FLCL is a mesmerizing, 6-episode series told at a breakneck pace, featuring everything from giant, destructive robots, to a crazy, pink-haired, bass guitar wielding alien woman. Raising the bar to tell complex, fantastic stories in a short episodic run, FLCL’s continued impact on modern anime can still be seen today.

Monday, January 14, 2019

Marvel Rising: Chasing Ghosts Premieres Jan. 16th on YouTube

Did you catch the Marvel Rising animated movie last year? Loads of Marvel fanatics sure did..and the unanimous outcry from those fans and the ones who gushed over "Into the Spider-Verse" was heard loud and clear. WE NEED MORE MERCH!! Seriously. You make hoodies of Tippy-Toe; Squirrel Girl's companion, for little girls, but not in adult sizes? And they make Spider-Gwen (or Ghost-Spider as they seem to be calling her now) hoodies for grown women and not kids?? FIX THIS!! Anyway..I digress...

The wait for new Marvel Rising content is almost over! Marvel announced today that the brand-new 22-minute animated special Marvel Rising: Chasing Ghosts will premiere on Wednesday, January 16 at 4:00PM PT on the Marvel HQ YouTube channel. Marvel Rising: Chasing Ghosts will also be available on DisneyNOW as of Friday, February 1st.

Wednesday, December 26, 2018

Eric Powell’s Albatross Funnybooks Announces GRUMBLE VS THE GOON

Eric Powell’s Albatross Funnybooks Announces GRUMBLE VS THE GOON for Free Comic Book Day
Award-winning cartoonist Eric Powell’s Albatross Funnybooks will celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Goon with its first ever Free Comic Book Day title in 2019. GRUMBLE VS THE GOON is a side-splitting, full color one shot co-written by Powell and Rafer Roberts and illustrated by Powell and BATTLE BUG creator Mike Norton. Here, for the first time ever, The Goon and his pal Franky will meet Tala and Eddie, from the pages of GRUMBLE, in an interdimensional adventure, chock full of death, mayhem... and dog catching.

“We really wanted to do something special for Free Comic Day.” said THE GOON creator Eric Powell. “ A gift to comic readers that would celebrate 20 years of the Goon and show off what Albatross Funnybooks is all about. Creative freedom and fun comics. I’m thrilled to collaborate with Mike and Rafer on this project and have Grumble alongside the Goon representing the company.”

Spin Master Locks Licensing with DC Comics

DC Comics
Mattel has been at the wheel of the DC Comics action figure machine for as long as I can remember, turning our favorite heroes and villains into toys for babies, tweens and old, crotchety men complaining about an ab-crunch or lack thereof, alike. Now we are faced with the exciting prospect of another massive toy manufacturing giant taking on the DC toy license and I, personally, can't wait to see how they make their mark on modern action figure engineering.

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

CEMETERY BEACH Variant Covers Honor Mignola, Miller, McFarlane & More

Image Comics CEMETERY BEACH Variant Covers Bruce Timm
Image Comics is pleased to reveal the complete set of covers in the line of “Impact variants” for Warren Ellis and Jason Howard’s Cemetery Beach. Each cover features artwork by Howard, but drawn in the style of an artist who made an impact on his work and influenced his creative career. The collectible Cemetery Beach variants pay tribute to the iconic Todd McFarlane (Spider-Man), Mike Mignola (Hellboy), Katsuhiro Otomo (Akira), Bruce Timm (Batman: The Animated Series), Stephen Platt (Prophet), Frank Miller (Sin City), and Dave Johnson (Super Patriot).

Cemetery Beach reunites the creative team behind the critically acclaimed Trees comic series, which has a forthcoming television adaption signed up via NBCUniversal International Studios’ first-look deal to be produced by Hardy Son & Baker.

Daredevil’s Deborah Ann Woll & Geek & Sundry Team Up for RELICS AND RARITIES

Alpha's Relics and Rarities
Prepare to delve into a fantastic world full of mystery, monsters and murder most foul with RELICS AND RARITIES, an original weekly, episodic series premiering in February 2019 from Geek & Sundry and created in collaboration with Deborah Ann Woll (Daredevil, True Blood).

Monday, December 17, 2018

First Look at The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance

Netflix The Dark Crystal Age of Resistance Brea
Based on The Dark Crystal, Jim Henson’s groundbreaking 1982 feature film, The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance tells a new epic story, set many years before the events of the movie, and realized using classic puppetry with cutting edge visual effects. The world of Thra is dying. The Crystal of Truth is at the heart of Thra, a source of untold power. But it is damaged, corrupted by the evil Skeksis, and a sickness spreads across the land. When three Gelfling uncover the horrific truth behind the power of the Skeksis, an adventure unfolds as the fires of rebellion are lit and an epic battle for the planet begins.

The LEGO Christmas Ornaments Book, Volume 2

No Starch Press LEGO Christmas Ornaments Book Volume 2

The best-selling LEGO Christmas Ornaments Book ($24.95, 220 pp.) from No Starch Press is back with a second volume—just in time for the holidays. Volume 2 includes detailed, step-by-step building instructions for 16 new designs that promise to leave no branch bare this holiday season.

Get To The Choppa!! It's The Predator Holiday Special!

Stash your bad attitude, get old painless out of the bag and bro-hug your favorite son-of-a-B while you get a first look at the stop-motion animated Holiday Special featuring THE PREDATOR as he tangles with his most formidable foe yet – Santa and his reindeer. Check out the official trailer below and catch the entire special December 19 on Comedy Central during BoJack Horseman at 10:30pm / 9:30 CT.

Thursday, December 13, 2018

Double Dragon Collector's Edition Coming Jan. 22 Because Why Not

Double Dragon Collector's Edition on Blu-ray and DVD
From director James Yukich (Shawn Mendes: Live at the Greek Theatre), producers Don Murphy (Transformers, Natural Born Killers), Jane Hamsher (From Hell) and Alan Schechter (Showdown), with a screenplay written by Michael Davis (Shoot 'Em Up) and Emmy® Award Winner Peter Gould (Better Call Saul, Breaking Bad) comes the cult classic movie based on the video game smash hit.

Double Dragon roars to life with amazing special effects, spectacular action sequences, and a knock-about sense of humor. It's the year 2007, and what remains of LA is now ''New Angeles'', a city ravaged by earthquakes, tidal waves and vicious gangs. The evil tycoon Koga Shuko (Robert Patrick, Terminator 2: Judgment Day) is obsessed with finding the two halves of a talisman known as the ''Double Dragon'', which will give him awesome mystical powers. Two teenaged brothers, Jimmy (Mark Dacascos, John Wick 3) and Billy Lee (Scott Wolf, Party of Five) find themselves in possession of the amulet's missing half, thrusting them into the adventure of their lives. With the help of Maria (Alyssa Milano, Charmed) and her vigilante group ''The Power Corps'', Jimmy and Billy must summon all of their courage, resourcefulness and martial-arts skills to stop the villain's malevolent plan.