Monday, October 31, 2016

A Preview from "Hellboy: Into the Silent Sea"

Dark Horse Comics Hellboy: Into the Silent Sea Graphic Novel
Dark Horse Comics invites you to celebrate Halloween with a preview of the upcoming original graphic novel, Hellboy: Into the Silent Sea, co-written by legendary Hellboy creator Mike Mignola, co-written and illustrated by Eisner Award winning artist Gary Gianni and colored by award winning colorist Dave Stewart.

“The biblical Jonah was vomited up by a whale, but Hellboy might not be as lucky,” said Gary Gianni. “A superstitious crew and a figure in black will make sure there's no escaping the silent sea.”

Following the events of the classic story “The Island”, Hellboy sets sail from the wreckage of a deserted island only to cross paths with a ghost ship. Taken captive by the phantom crew that plans to sell him to the circus, Hellboy is dragged along by a captain who will stop at nothing in pursuit of a powerful sea creature.

Friday, October 28, 2016

Meet 6 New Creatures from Marvel's Monsters Unleashed

Marvel Comics Monsters Unleashed
Run if you can! Hide if you must! Nothing can prepare you for MONSTERS UNLEASHED! As massive monsters rain from the skies, rise from the seas and pour from the center of the very Earth –  the table is set epic battle fans have been waiting for! It’s all happening this January as Cullen Bunn and some of today’s biggest artists bring you the next thrilling Marvel Universe epic. Gargantuan beasts from across Marvel’s long and storied history have risen up, intent on destroying the planet. But they’re not the alone! Today, Marvel is pleased to announce six brand new creatures invading the Marvel Universe!

“Everything about this story is massive – the scope, the stakes and, of course, those incredible monsters,” says Marvel Editor-in-Chief Axel Alonso.  “Five action-packed issues celebrate Marvel’s past, present and future, as one new, unforgettable character and several brand-new monsters – created and designed by Cullen Bunn, the five artists and a few surprise guest artists – arrive to leave an indelible mark on the Marvel Universe.”

ARRIVAL - Finding the Common Ground

We don't post a lot of the 20 or so clips, trailers and viral bits Hollywood pumps out for each film we are interested in (plenty of other websites keeping up with that stuff), but when this clip landed on my desk, I knew I wanted to share it as quickly as possible. The upcoming scifi film "Arrival" is a story of first contact with alien life, stressing the importance of two races coming together, overcoming differences and a massive language barrier with the stakes as high as they come. It's a message that couldn't be more relevant today as our understanding of our own human brothers and sisters seems to be worse than it has ever been. This clip expresses how we might reach a deeper understanding of each other when we find common ground...

Trenton Punk Rock Flea Market Halloween Edition!

We'll be having loads of creepy fun with all the awesome people of the Trenton Punk Rock Flea Market, kicking off TOMORROW, Saturday, October 29th from 10am to 5pm and rearing its undead head once more Sunday the 30th at the same hours. We'll be there SATURDAY so look for the chainsaw!! For a meager $5 (includes entry to both days), you'll have access to over 200 different vendors selling antiques, art, t shirts, comic books, vinyl records, toys, jewelry, oddities and more, and indulge at 10 different food trucks (each day for both!), enter the Halloween Costume Contest and take in live music. Here are the spooooky details...

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Alamo Drafthouse Brooklyn Presents IN THE MOOD FOR GORE

14 years ago, Subway Cinema unleashed the first "In the Mood for Gore" on unsuspecting New Yorkers in a now-legendary, mind-shattering series of screenings.’s baaaack! Prepare yourself for a roller coaster ride of high caliber thrills, grue-covered chills, and epic body fluid spills as we show you why nobody is as insane in the membrane as Hong Kong filmmakers in their prime. Sometimes you’re in the mood to get funky, sometimes you’re in the mood for love, but this October get in the mood for gore with some of Hong Kong’s most infamous sense shockers and hard rockers.

Dead By Daylight: Halloween DLC Releasing NOW!!

Dead by Daylight Video Game Halloween DLC Launch
We caught up with the devs of Dead by Daylight at New York Comic Con 2016 where they revealed the ins and outs of their HALLOWEEN DLC characters and level for my readers at Dread Central! Pit a small army (well if 4 can be seen as an army) of Laurie Strodes against Michael Myers on the streets of Haddonfield, complete with meticulously pruned shrubbery and a cop car out front with lights blazing red against rows of white fence. As Michael approaches, the familiar score from John Carpenter adds to the menace. One survivor will be the object of Michael's obsession when stalking is a supernatural power...

NYCC 2016: The Walking Dead: All Out War Miniatures Game

The Walking Dead: All Out War Miniatures Game
We cover more than our fair share of toys here at Idle Hands, so it was inevitable that we would zero in on the newest collectibles at Image Comics while scouring the floor at New York Comic Con 2016! These folks aren't known for releasing a great many fantastic plastics, but their Saga comic action figure boxed set is 100% drool worthy and this year's NYCC exclusive Lying Cat statue was painfully hard to resist. While making whimpering sounds up against Lying Cat's Plexiglas enclosure, something caught my eye at the far end of the booth and I ran over to investigate. Greeting me was a very pleasant man and a tabletop miniatures game called The Walking Dead: All Out WAR!!! Let's check out what was inside...

Titanfall 2 - Become One Official Launch Trailer

Today, Respawn Entertainment released the Titanfall 2 – Become One Official launch trailer, ahead of the games worldwide launch on Friday, October 28. In Titanfall 2, Jack Cooper and BT-7274 must become one. When the incredible speed and agility of a Pilot combined with the brute strength and devastating size combine, none remain.

Monday, October 24, 2016

Ithaca Fantastik Film Festival Nov. 9-13th

Ithaca Fantastik will unleash its fifth annual film festival Nov. 9–13 in Ithaca, NY. The IF team has carefully crafted a lineup to offer something for every fantastic film lover.

The festival has horror fans covered, with some of the year’s stand-out genre gems. Fantastic Fest award winner “The Autopsy of Jane Doe” (André Orvedal) will lead the pack, followed closely by the ‘knock your socks-off’, “Safe Neighborhood” (Chris Peckover)—a coming of age twist on home invasion that the IF team calls one of the most fun films of 2016. Horror lovers will be delighted by action-packed “Headshot” (Kimo Stamboel, Timo Tjahjanto), socially-infused zombie anime “Seoul Station” (Yeon Sang-ho), disturbing “Pet” (Carles Torrens), as well as an over-the-top Indian take on a zombie breakout: “Miruthan” (Shakti Soundar Rajan).

Saturday, October 22, 2016

Bucky O’Hare Begins His Comeback

Bucky O’Hare – the original comic book series turned into a classic cartoon – makes its debut in the digital domain with an 8-page exclusive Swipe Studio e-comic book written and illustrated by brand creators Larry Hama and Michael Golden together with Neal Adams and his Continuity Productions.   Bucky O’Hare and the Toad Menace makes its premiere appearance Day One of Stan Lee’s Los Angeles Comic Con taking place October 28-30 at the Los Angeles Convention Center.

Fright-Rags General Mills Monsters Collection

For many, General Mills' Monster Cereals are as synonymous with Halloween as horror movies and jack-o-lanterns. With the holiday quickly approaching, Fright-Rags has released the General Mills Monsters collection.
Dress up Count Chocula, Franken Berry, and Boo Berry with limited edition box sets. Each one contains a ventilated mask, an exclusive shirt designed by Christopher Franchi, and a color-changing spoon, all packaged in a retro-style window box. They are limited to 650 sets per character, and you'll save $15 if you order all three now through Monday by using coupon code MONSTERMASKS15.

Thursday, October 20, 2016

RiffTrax Live: Carnival of Souls Haunting Theaters 10/27 & 10/31

Fathom Events Rifftrax Live Carnival of Souls
Following the recent success of their MST3K Reunion Show, Michael J. Nelson, Kevin Murphy and Bill Corbett take on the spooky 1962 cult classic Carnival of Souls with their unique commentary. “RiffTrax Live: Carnival of Souls,” will be broadcast live to select movie theaters across the country on Thursday, October 27 at 8:00 p.m. ET / 7:00 p.m. CT and tape delayed to 7:00 p.m. MT / 8:00 p.m. PT, with an All Hallows’ Eve encore on Monday, October 31 at 7:30 p.m. local time. This event will be the first big screen presentation of the recent full-color restoration of Carnival of Souls, a process that took over 50,000 man-hours to convert the original from black and white.

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

The New Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.2 Poster Is Pure Punk Rock *UPDATED!* Teaser trailer Added!!!

Director James Gunn loves the art of the tease and one might say he excels at this. Dropping hints in flash Facebook interviews, posting shadowy pictures, suggesting future casting with question marks thrown's all a part of his arsenal as he drives his social media in a way few other directors can claim. Today, Gunn revealed the first poster from Marvel Studios' GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY  VOL. 2...and it's just as raw, dirty and punk rock as we hoped it might be....

NYCC 2016: Kidrobot on MADBALLS!!

kidrobot Madballs at New york Comic Con 2016
New York Comic Con is quickly becoming a hunter's show. Where as San Diego Comic Con is known for being a center for previews, be they from the world of toys, movies, tv or comics, New York is a little more laid back, allowing people from the opposite coast to see a portion of those toys and mayyyybe something new here and there. This makes reporters interested in toy news hunt in every booth for little bits of newsworthy plastics...a figure here...a new variant there...OR A WHOLE LINE OF MADBALLS!!!

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

NYCC 2016: Lily Vs LineCon

by Lily Stitches

Hi there, your friendly neighborhood sparkly cosplayer here with my coverage of NYCC on Friday!

It was my first day at the con, and my theme this year was "Cute but comfy!" So I put my hair in pigtails, did my makeup and threw on my Valentine Variant Harley Quinn Bootysuit by Booty and the Geek (check out the website at Luna put on her super adorable pink sparkly Batgirl cosplay and we were quite the pair! We admittedly took our time getting ready, because from our Facebook feeds we kept seeing our friends posting about the absurd line to get into the Javits Center. And we were not disappointed by said line. We rolled up at about 11:15, when in past years we could stroll right up and into the con, this year we were greeted by a swarm of people and NYCC volunteers hollering at everyone to get into the line. No questions just get into the line. We saw friends of ours who said they had been waiting for almost 2 hours. It moved, slowly but surely. And we finally got in around 12:30. We said good bye to our line buddy JR Cosplay who was cosplaying a horrifyingly accurate Zoom and went straight to the Block. Our senses were immediately overwhelmed with the music, the attendees screaming at each other, and the colorful booths of awesome surrounding us. We tried to move around more, but it was wall to wall people.

Monday, October 17, 2016

NYCC 2016: Huckleberry's Harry Potter Plush... So Soft, You Might Die

New York Comic Con 2016 Huckleberry Toys Imports Takara's Harry Potter Plush Toys

It's been a very long time since our hero J.K. Rowling has approved a line of Harry Potter plush. In toy years, it's like 5 times as long, seeing as how every license under the sun is getting some sort of Funko love these days. Harry Potter got the POP treatment not so long ago, but getting your favorite wizarding kiddies in a squishable format was something alluding fans across the planet. In come our old school buddies at Huckleberry Toys with a Harry Potter plush line imported from Takara of Japan..and do I even need to say it?

My God....they fluffy.

Friday, October 14, 2016

NYCC 2016: Bigshot Toyworks Fulfills Their Destiny

Those well versed in the Kung Fu forms of Idle Hands know Bigshot Toyworks well, and know their work is consistently a FLAWLESS VICTORY!! Their booth at New York Comic Con is always a mix of past work they are extremely proud of, current work to show off to the masses that serves as a way for people to exclaim "HEY..YOU DID THAT!!" and then shine their love light on Klim and his crew...and brand new work that often causes art toy die hards to make a hrrrnnnggg sound and immediately ask "How much?!". This year, Bigshot EMBRACED THEIR DESTINY!!!

NYCC 2016: Bustin Makes Lily Feel Good

Lily Stitches with Ghostbusters at Madame Tussauds for New York Comic Con 2016
Hi there, Lily Stitches here! 

I have been an avid Ghostbusters fan since I was just a wee baby Lily. I watched the original film countless times with my mom (spawning the question during the notorious ghost blowie scene "Mom what is that ghost doing to Ray?" to which she answered "Uh... kissing him?") and sitting on my floor in front of the TV on the weekends watching the cartoon and playing with my bizarre Granny Gross toy (look it up, it's creepy as all hell). 

When the new film came to theaters I was very wary walking into the theater, but ECSTATIC walking out. I loved every minute of the film, but above all.. I loved that they were girl Ghostbusters. Funny girl ghostbusters.

Thursday, October 6, 2016

NYCC 2016: Diamond Select's Next Round of Ghostbusters

Speeding on into the bowells of New York Comic Con 2016....which could be anywhere in NY, couldn't it? We swing by Diamond Select to check out what's next for their Ghostbusters action figure line. I beliebe we are onto series 4 with these new reveals which may very likely contain the last build a figure pieces needed to complete your rooftop battle diorama! AND YOU SAID IT WOULD NEVER BE COMPLETED!! This next series includes the Taxi Cab Ghost, the Library Ghost, Slimed Peter, Gozer and a man who is rumored to have no penis. The sculpt should reflect that.

NYCC 2016: Hallmark Star Trek, Transformers, Rainbow Brite, Marvel, DC & More!

Back into the Hallmark booth at New York Comic Con 2016 where ITTYBITTYS RAIN SUPREME!!! NYCC is the ideal place for a company like Hallmark who always wear their geek on their sleeve with ornaments from every concievable pop culture license alongside the previously mentioned plush Ittybittys, large plush and dolls, books, nicknacks and more. The booth on hand here is compact but litterally stuffed with new items to gawk at and more than a couple of trinkets to take home for advance holiday shopping. Let's run down the best of the best...

NYCC 2016: Hallmark Star Wars!

New York Comic Con 2016 is off to a frenzied start with fans lining up for..everything...everywhere. It's Just like San Diego Comic Con now!! Hallmark has a pretty little stand in the center of all things geek, showing off an army of plush Ittybittys, new items from Peanuts, Rainbow Bright, Star Trek, Marvel, DC and more. Right now, we are going to give you a look at all the Star Wars items on display so...please do your best not to drool on the screen!

Tuesday, October 4, 2016


Wicked Cool Toys New Teddy Ruxpin Doll
Teddy Ruxpin, the iconic, best-selling toy from the 1980s - named one of the “Top 100 Toys of All Time” by Time Magazine - is making a huge comeback for Fall 2017.  The new Teddy Ruxpin is bringing with it all the features and play pattern from the 80s, plus modern enhancements with today’s technology designed for preschoolers and pre-readers that will make Teddy remarkable and magical again!

Released in 1985 as the original animatronic, magical, storytelling bear, Teddy Ruxpin was the first of its kind and a bonafide phenomenon. The original bear told stories through a rear-loading cassette based system that was synced to the bear’s speech pattern and included a motorized mouth and eyes.  There were 60 original stories with 10-15 new stories released each year over a 5-year period.

NYCC 2016: Barbarella Returns to Comics

Barbarella, the sexy science fiction heroine created by Jean Claude Forest in 1962, will return in all new comics and more in 2017 from Dynamite Entertainment in conjunction with her 55th anniversary!

The character was introduced at the heart of the sexual revolution of the 1960's, and is forever ingrained in pop culture after Jane Fonda's unforgettable portrayal in the 1968 film. She was a key figure in the fertile battleground of French comic books and the struggle for sexual freedom in the medium, and has not appeared in a new series since her last appearance in the legendary science fiction publication, Heavy Metal.

NYCC 2016: Capcom Scaring Up Game Demos

Capcom is descending upon New York Comic Con 2016 this weekend with terrifying horrors in VR for Resident Evil 7, zombie slaying madness in Dead Rising 4, and frightening new looks for iconic fighters in Street Fighter V. Visit Capcom at booth #1420 to check out playable demos of these exciting games.

Harley Quinn Stars in 'Injustice: Gods Among Us: Ground Zero'

Following the best-selling INJUSTICE: GODS AMONG US comic book series by Tom Taylor and Brian Buccelato, DC debuted today an all-new digital first series INJUSTICE: GODS AMONG US: GROUND ZERO. Continuing the epic Injustice saga, INJUSTICE: GODS AMONG US: GROUND ZERO tells the story of the critically acclaimed Injustice: Gods Among Us video game, but with a twist – fans will get to relive the game’s storyline through the twisted and demented eyes of the clown princess of crime, Harley Quinn.

The new, earth-shattering series was developed in part by INJUSTICE veteran writer Brian Buccellato and is written by Chris Sebela, a rising star in the comic book industry and recent alumni of the DC Talent Development Workshop.