Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Diamond Select SDCC 2019 New Toy Announcements

Diamond Select SDCC 2019 News Roundup
San Diego Comic-Con is behind us, and what a week of reveals it was! Diamond Select Toys debuted dozens of new products, as well as a few new licenses, and now many of them are up for pre-order! From Avatar the Last Airbender and Black Hole to Rocketeer and Team Sonic Racing, it’s an alphabet of amazing offerings from DST! Read on, then order through your local comic shop or favorite online retailer!

Tuesday, July 30, 2019

SPIDER-MAN: From Amazing to Spectacular: The Definitive Comic Art Collection

Insight Editions Spider-Man from Amazing to Spectacular The Definitive Art Collection
Explore over fifty years of Spider-Man with MARVEL’S SPIDER-MAN: FROM AMAZING TO SPECTACULAR: THE DEFINITIVE COMIC ART COLLECTION (Insight Editions; October 15), a deluxe art book featuring exclusive interviews and content from the creators who brought this amazing character to life.

Since he first appeared in the pages of Amazing Fantasy #15 in 1962, Marvel’s number one web-slinger has been swinging into the hearts of super hero fans everywhere. Originally portrayed as the chronic underdog, Spider-Man has grown from amazing to spectacular to ultimate and beyond, dominating the comics sphere and consistently ranking among the most popular super heroes of all time.

Monday, July 29, 2019

Star Trek: The Motion Picture Back on the Big Screen in September

Fathom Events Star Trek The Motion Picture
In 1979, the Starship Enterprise flew its very first big-screen mission in “Star Trek—The Motion Picture,” and to mark the film’s 40th anniversary, Fathom Events and Paramount Pictures will bring this awe-inspiring adventure back to movie theaters for two days only, on September 15 and 18.

Tickets to “Star Trek: The Motion Picture” are available beginning Friday, August 2, at or participating theater box offices.

In its first nationwide cinema release since the film premiered in December 1979, the original theatrical cut of “Star Trek—The Motion Picture” will include the film’s soaring overture by famed composer Jerry Goldsmith. Preceding the film, this special presentation will also feature the behind-the-scenes documentary short “The Longest Trek: Writing the Motion Picture.”

Saturday, July 27, 2019

Universal's Halloween Horror Nights Adds Killer Klowns

Killer Klowns from Outer Space Mazes at Universal Studios Halloween Horror Nights 2019
Metro Goldwyn Mayer’s (MGM) “Killer Klowns from Outer Space” lands at this year’s “Halloween Horror Nights” in all-new chilling mazes at Universal Orlando Resort and Universal Studios Hollywood – bringing together the most twisted scenes and ghastly gags from the popular horror sci-fi film at the nation’s premier Halloween events.

Based on the cult 1980s film favorite, the “Killer Klowns from Outer Space” mazes will transport guests to the sleepy small town of Crescent Cove, taken over by a pack of murderous clown-like creatures. Guests will be lured by the sweet smell of cotton candy and ice-cream and find themselves in an otherworldly circus tent where they’ll come face-to-face with the crazed klowns and their sinister, side-splitting antics. As they make their way through the Big Top Space Ship, guests will witness diabolical klowns making cotton candy cocoons from unsuspecting victims and will realize the joke’s on them as they are next to become the gooey snack. From one shrieking klown to the next, the mazes will lead guests through the doomed community of Crescent Cove to an eerie amusement park closed for the season. Trapped in a terrifying funhouse full of killer klowns, guests will be left screaming as there’s no stopping this twisted three-ring circus.

The Travel Channel's 2nd Annual Ghostober Event

Travel Channel's Ghostober Programming
Prepare to scream now! Travel Channel resurrects its nail-biting Halloween event, “Ghostober,” with premieres every night of the month. Coming off the network’s highest-rated October in 2018, the month-long programming event promises to up the thrills and chills with 31 days of the network’s most wicked and blood-curdling premieres yet.

VIZ Announces My Hero Academia: SMASH Spoof & Steampunk Action with Automatic Eve

VIZ My Hero Academia Smash

Explore a hilarious take on your favorite heroes and villains from MY HERO ACADEMIA in the comedy spoof MY HERO ACADEMIA: SMASH!! Then, the novel AUTOMATIC EVE joins the Haikasoru imprint’s literary roster and dives into the world of steampunk with an action-driven tale of political intrigue. Both titles will be available to readers next month in print and digital editions.

Thursday, July 25, 2019

RiffTrax Live: 2019 Continues With ‘The Giant Spider Invasion’ on August 15 & 20

RiffTrax Live 2019 The Giant Spider Invasion from Fathom Events
There’s a monster in Wisconsin, and it’s going to slowly, VERY slowly, strike TERROR INTO YOUR HEART! Sure your grandma could outrun it, but TERROR is more fun! When a fiery meteor lands in the woods, strange things begin to happen in this small Wisconsin town — even weirder than usual, and that’s a pretty high bar!

While the townspeople are picked off by spiders of varying sizes, two esteemed scientists ramble around the countryside in a late model sedan, where they find friendship, romance and a big mechanical spider built on a Volkswagen Beetle chassis!

Following the sidesplitting kick-off to the 2019 “RiffTrax Live” series with the wonderfully awful rubber monster B-movie “Octaman,” and the Casper Van Dien sword-and-laser swashbuckling space odyssey “Star Raiders” in June, RiffTrax’s Michael J. Nelson, Kevin Murphy and Bill Corbett (of Mystery Science Theater 3000® fame) are back in cinemas in August with “RiffTrax Live: Giant Spider Invasion.” One of the most popular MST3K movies ever, comedy fans won’t want to miss this epic riff on the 1975 science fiction horror cult classic starring Alan Hale Jr, the (Skipper from “Gilligan’s Island”), Barbara Hale (“Perry Mason,” and no relation to the Skipper) and Robert Easton, who’s been in more movies than a No Smoking disclaimer. The Giant Spider Invasion explodes across the screen in a pristine new digital transfer.

Rom: Dire Wraiths Miniseries Reveals the Terrifying Truth of the Moon Landing

IDW Comics Rom Dire Wraiths Miniseries
IDW Publishing is proud to debut Rom: Dire Wraiths, a three-part comic book miniseries about Earth’s incomparable heroes – the astronauts whose mission among the stars brought them face-to-face with the Dire Wraiths, the shape-shifting scourge of the universe!

Written by Chris Ryall, the mastermind behind IDW’s Rom comic book renaissance, and gorgeously illustrated by Luca Pizzari (Marvel’s Weapon X), the Dire Wraiths story is guaranteed to be a creepy tale of a secret alien invasion happening on a rocky satellite 240,000 miles from home!

They made it past the initial nail-biting part of the journey, with a speedy liftoff from Merritt Island. They were thrown left and right against their straps in spasmodic little jerks as they rode into orbit and steered insanely fast into space. But that would not be the biggest challenge they would face. As they set foot on the moon, they found something inhuman waiting for them, ready to hitch a ride back to Earth! With Rom the Spaceknight seemingly nowhere in sight, only a handful of intrepid astronauts can prevent one giant leap for Dire Wraith-kind!

Saturday, July 20, 2019

Avengers Endgame on Digital 7/30 and Blu-ray 8/13

Avengers Endgame on Blu-ray
Marvel Studios’ “Avengers: Endgame,” the climactic conclusion to an unprecedented, 11-year cinematic journey in which the Avengers take one final stand against Thanos, delivered the biggest opening weekend in history and is currently one of the highest-grossing films of all time. On July 30, Avengers fans around the world are invited to assemble once more for the in-home release of “Avengers: Endgame” on Digital in HD, 4K Ultra HD™ and Movies Anywhere, followed by a physical release on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray™, DVD and On-Demand beginning Aug. 13.

Fans who bring home “Avengers: Endgame” will gain hours of additional screen time with their favorite cast members and filmmakers who have shaped the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). Bonus features include a tribute to the great Stan Lee; the tale of Robert Downey Jr.’s casting as Iron Man; the evolution of Captain America; Black Widow’s dramatic story arc; directors Anthony and Joe Russo’s experience at the helm of both “Avengers: Infinity War” and “Avengers: Endgame”; the making of an epic battle scene with the women of the MCU; the creation of Bro Thor; deleted scenes; a gag reel and more.

Friday, July 19, 2019

Snyder, Soule & Camuncoli Team for Image's UNDISCOVERED COUNTRY

Snyder, Soule & Camuncoli Team for Image's UNDISCOVERED COUNTRY
Image Comics is pleased to announce that New York Times bestselling writers Scott Snyder  (Wytches, AD: After Death) and Charles Soule (Curse Words, The Oracle Year, the forthcoming novel Anyone) will team up with artist Giuseppe Camuncoli (The Amazing Spider-Man, Darth Vader, Hellblazer) for a new comic book series titled Undiscovered Country. The full color, ongoing science fiction/adventure will explore the eerie ripple effects of isolation and is set to launch from Image Comics this November 2019.

The co-writers, Snyder and Soule, took to the stage this afternoon at the Diamond Comic Distributors Retailer Luncheon to tell top tier comic shop retailers about the highly anticipated new project and shared an exclusive San Diego Comic-Con black and white ashcan edition of the Undiscovered Country #1 issue.

Batman Beyond: The Complete Series Blu-ray Box Set Arrives 10/29

Batman Beyond Limited Edition Blu-ray Set 01
Batman Beyond, the landmark animated television series that illuminated the imagination of a new generation of Batman fans with its creation of an altogether new hero, is celebrating its 20th anniversary – and you get the gift! Warner Bros. Home Entertainment has remastered the heralded series for its first-ever presentation on Blu-ray™ in the all-encompassing Batman Beyond: The Complete Animated Series Limited Edition, arriving on Digital ($49.99 SRP USA, $59.99 SRP Canada) starting October 15, 2019 and in a stunning box set ($99.99 SRP USA, $119.99 SRP Canada) on October 29, 2019. Distribution in Canada will be day-and-date with the USA, Pre-orders are now available.

The extraordinary Batman Beyond: The Complete Animated Series Limited Edition package features approximately 1,500 minutes of entertainment spread over four Blu-ray™ discs, plus the two bonus discs of enhanced content. In addition to a newly-remastered Blu-ray presentation of Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker, there are 15 featurettes on the bonus discs, highlighted by two new inside looks at the beloved television series, led by Nostalgic Tomorrow, a gathering of Batman Beyond production talent and cast led by executive producer Bruce Timm and actors Kevin Conroy and Will Friedle, the voices of Batman and Terry McGinnis, respectively. The bonus discs also spotlight four episodes with audio commentary from Timm and select members of the production team.

Thursday, July 18, 2019

Star Trek: Voyager Returns to Comics

IDW Star Trek Voyager Comic Book
IDW Publishing is proud to announce the first-ever comic book foray of the starship Voyager into the Mirror Universe under the license of CBS Consumer Products! This October, the Star Trek: Voyager: Mirrors and Smoke one-shot serves as the first of several excursions into the realm of dark doppelgängers, followed in time by one-shots focused on The Original Series and Deep Space Nine, respectively.

Written by Paul Allor (G.I. Joe) with painted art by Star Trek fan-favorite J.K. Woodward (illustrator of the beloved Mirror Broken storyline), Voyager: Mirrors and Smoke introduces Captain Janeway of the Voyager, a rebel ship stranded in the Delta Quadrant, far from the ruins of the Terran Empire. When Janeway crowns herself Pirate Queen of the Quadrant, the locals – including scavengers Neelix and Kes – won’t give up without a fight. Amid this conflict, the crew of the Voyager has a second problem on their hands: just who is the Terran calling herself Annika Hansen, and can she be trusted?

"Scary Stories" Documentary Spooks DVD this July

Scary Stories Documentary releasing on dvd this July
Scary Stories, the highly anticipated documentary about Alvin Schwartz’ iconic Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark book series, will be released on DVD July 16 via Wild Eye Releasing.

Explore the history of one of the most controversial works of modern children's literature: The best selling teen classic Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark, which scared a generation of young readers and became one of the most banned books of modern times. Scary Stories creates both the ultimate celebration and dissertation of this iconic piece of horror literature.

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

SDCC 2019: George Takei Leads Top Shelf Productions into Comic-Con

SDCC 2019 George Takei Leads Top Shelf Comics into Comic-Con
Preview night has kicked off at San Diego Comic-Con 2019 and Top Shelf Comics have big plans for the whole weekend, including a timely release that, you'll agree, seems extremely important these days. George Takei's "They Called Us Enemy" is one of those releases proving the comic book and graphic novel medium can mix art and storytelling in a way that transcends what people generally expect of the average page of panels. It becomes someone's voice. In this case, a voice baring a man's pain so that we may learn lessons before history repeats itself in an ugly way. 
In a stunning graphic memoir, actor/author/activist George Takei revisits his haunting childhood in American concentration camps, as one of 120,000 Japanese Americans imprisoned by the U.S. government during World War II. Experience the forces that shaped an American icon — and America itself — in this gripping tale of courage, country, loyalty, and love.

Bigshot Toys' Shi-Shi the Tiny Guardian Kickstarter Surpasses Goal in Under 24 Hours

Shi-Shi the Tiny Guardian Kickstarter from Bigshot Toys
Many people these days will tell you the odds are stacked against you. You can slave away for a large company who shows you no loyalty or you can struggle on your own, throwing ideas at the wall hoping something will stick. Bigshot Toyworks have always played both sides of the fence, taking on large projects for major players in the collectibles market like threeA, Sideshow and Pop Culture Shock while developing their own creative properties. Today, Bigshot launched their newest creation; Shi-Shi The Tiny Guardian, and from the looks of it, she's already got a few hundred fans!

Bigshot was already all in on this new project, having been knee deep in development for over 2 years and deciding that they would enter into their Kickstarter with all points primed and ready to go straight into production when their meager goal was reached. Now that their Kickstarter has earned over twice that goal, backers can be guaranteed some adorable toys are coming their way, along with the promise of more fun from Shi-Shi's seemingly epic universe! Until that time, let's check out what's up for offer at the moment...

Thursday, July 4, 2019

Hot Toys Shows Off Their Guardians Vol 2 Stan Lee Figure!

Hot Toys Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 6th scale Stan Lee Collectible Figure
“Hey! I’ve got so many more stories to tell.”

Marvel legend Stan Lee, makes a cameo in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.2 just as he’s done in every Marvel Cinematic Universe movie! In his scene, which takes place on a planetoid called Xander, Stan Lee is surrounded by members of the Watchers, the ancient race who observe everything happening in the universe and who occasionally meddle in it despite a strict non-interference policy.

Often credited with transforming the industry forever, Stan The Man was an American comic book writer best known for his work with Marvel Comics. Today, Hot Toys proudly presents Stan Lee in the latest 1/6th scale collectible figure inspired by his cameo appearance in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.2 as one of this year’s Toy Fair Exclusive items only available in selected markets!

Wednesday, July 3, 2019

Cobra Kai Kicks Its Way Into Comics

IDW Publishing Cobra Kai The Karate Kid Saga Continues Comic Book Mini Series
IDW Publishing brings the lifelong rivalry between Daniel LaRusso and Johnny Lawrence out of the dojo and into comic book stores with an all-new Cobra Kai: The Karate Kid Saga Continues miniseries, slated for release in Fall 2019. In collaboration with Overbrook Entertainment and Sony Pictures Television, IDW will develop new stories set within the continuity of the YouTube Premium original series, based on iconic characters from the cultural touchstone Karate Kid film series.

The Cobra Kai: The Karate Kid Saga Continues comic book series will be written by Denton J. Tipton (The X-Files) and illustrated by Kagan McLeod (Infinite Kung Fu). The first issue, slated to debut in October, will feature cover artwork by McLeod, as well as photos of the beloved cast and other iconic surprises.

Mezco's Designer Series Pennywise and Tiffany Stalking Shelves Soon

MEZCO Designer Series Deluxe Modern IT Pennywise 01

Two horror icons have just gone up for pre-order from Mezco Toyz, those masters of evil plastics. Whether you prefer your favorite fiends long in the tooth and ready to entertain, or glamming it up while getting stabby, Mezco has the creep for you! Check out their new modern IT Pennywise Designer Series Deluxe Edition and the Bride of Chucky Tiffany Designer Series toys. It's horror with a flair for the dramatic and an artist's touch for those horror collectors looking for a new twist to slip into their monster collections.

Tuesday, July 2, 2019

Frankenstein’s Monster’s Monster, Frankenstein

Netflix Frankenstein's Monster's Monster, Frankenstein with David Harbour
Honest to God if this title alone doesn't rope you in, I'm not sure how you found your way here....BUT...if you need further coaxing, the main credits read "David Harbour as David Harbour as David Harbour." Top that, Star Wars.

In this new mockumentary, join "Stranger Things" actor David Harbour as he uncovers lost footage from his father's televised stage play, Frankenstein’s Monster’s Monster, Frankenstein.

Udon Releasing DARKSTALKERS: Official Complete Works Hardcover

DARKSTALKERS Official Complete Works Hardcover
Darkstalkers fans, have we got something to sink your fangs into! To celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Darkstalkers franchise, UDON Entertainment has resurrected a new hardcover edition of DARKSTALKERS: OFFICIAL COMPLETE WORKS!

Long out of print, UDON has given this collection the gorgeous, hardcover upgrade it deserves.  DARKSTALKERS: OFFICIAL COMPLETE WORKS is the ultimate compilation of Darkstalkers artwork and history! The book collects the spectacularly haunting artwork behind every Darkstalkers game, including key visuals, character illustrations, promotional artwork, rough concepts, and creator commentary. Also featured are multiple interviews with the creators behind the series, plus tribute pin-ups from your favorite Capcom artists, such as Bengus, Daigo Ikeno, Tamio, and more!

Monday, July 1, 2019

Jacob's Ladder Re-Imagined for 2019

Vertical's Jacob's Ladder
I've seen loads of horror movies, and this being fairly common knowledge, I'm often asked what horror movies actually stick with me after the lights come up. Jacob's Ladder was one of those films. As I exited the theater, a mournful wind blew debris down the city street, upending cans that clanked against concrete. The darkness was just a bit darker, and I could tell I'd be mulling over this film's content for years to come. If those shuddering faces didn't get under your skin, I'm not sure anything will bother you! Now we flash forward to 2019 and Vertical Entertainment's Jacob's Ladder is nearing its August 23rd release date...and honestly...I have NO idea what to expect...

SDCC 2019: Disney TV Heads to Comic-Con with Agents of SHIELD, The Orville, Bob's Burgers & More

Disney Television Studios including Twentieth Century Fox Television, ABC Studios and Fox 21 Television Studios takes over the San Diego Comic-Con convention with stars and creators of 14 of its fan-favorite shows descending on the world-famous gathering next month. In addition to exclusive sneak peeks of its programs and panel discussions with the casts and creators, the studio will rotate producers and stars through the ABC and 20th Century Fox Television booths on the convention center floor for autograph signings and activities, including distribution of exclusive 2019 poster tubes, collectible mini-posters, premium giveaways and DVD sales.
Descriptions of panel sessions and screenings follow:

SDCC 2019: Shout Factory Exclusives & Events

shout factory logo
Pop-culture purveyor Shout! Factory returns to San Diego Comic-Con International in 2019 with a dynamic lineup, featuring captivating panel events for the beloved Adult Swim series Home Movies, the acclaimed documentary What We Left Behind: Looking Back at Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, and Shout!Factory/ScreamFactory; new official Mystery Science Theater 3000 merchandise; Comic-Con exclusive items; and engaging booth activities including a BoJack Horseman AR experience. Convention attendees are invited to join in the excitement at the Shout! Factory booth (#4118) on the main convention floor.

First Look and Release Date for Rob Zombie's 3 From Hell

Global content leader Lionsgate (NYSE: LGF.A, LGF.B) and Saban Films are unleashing horror icon and heavy metal mastermind Rob Zombie’s 3 From Hell, the follow-up to House of 1,000 Corpses and The Devil’s Rejects, as the next chapter in the blood-soaked crime saga. The film will be released in nearly 900 select movie theaters on September 16, 17 and 18, 2019 through Fathom’s Digital Broadcast Network (DBN). Fathom Events will broadcast the unrated version to theaters with each night featuring unique bonus content.

On September 16th, moviegoers will see a special video introduction from Rob Zombie with the first 50 attendees at each theater receiving an exclusive poster (while supplies last). On the 17th, audiences will be treated to a nearly 30-minute behind-the-scenes look at the making of the film.  On the 18th, moviegoers will experience the ultimate double feature including 3 From Hell and The Devil’s Rejects.