Thursday, September 30, 2021

The Game Console 2.0: A Photographic History from Atari to Xbox

No Starch Press The Game Console 2.0

Explore the hardware powering the world's most iconic video-game systems with The Game Console 2.0: A Photographic History from Atari to Xbox by Evan Amos.

No Starch Press is gearing up to release the second edition of our fan-favorite, widely reviewed gamer must-have books. Revised and updated since the first edition’s celebrated 2018 release, The Game  Console 2.0 is an even bigger archival collection of vividly detailed photos of more than 100 video-game consoles. This ultimate archive of gaming history spans five decades and nine distinct generations, chronologically covering everything from market leaders to outright failures, and tracing the gaming industry’s rise, fall, and monumental resurgence. 

Monday, September 27, 2021

Amazon Studios Greenlights Spinoff of The Boys

The Boys on Amazon Prime TV
Class is in session for the Supes. Amazon Studios has ordered a new series spinoff of The Boys, the Emmy-nominated subversive superhero drama from Sony Pictures Television. The untitled new series will premiere exclusively on Amazon Prime Video in more than 240 countries and territories worldwide.

Thursday, September 23, 2021

Holiday of Play 2021: Loyal Subjects Tease Beetlejuice, Starship Troopers & More

Holiday of Play Loyal Subjects Beetlejuice Action Figure 01

Today, our buddies at Toy Insider gave us access to most of our favorite toy companies for their annual Holiday of Play event. We did have the opportunity to visit in person, but alas, my car was not cooperating, so VIRTUAL it is, once again. While browsing through the powerful pile of industry greats, we found The Loyal Subjects and were greeted by their head honcho Jonathan Cathey who was excited to share some toy news with us media starved press folks.

Tuesday, September 21, 2021

THE SCORCHED Unites Todd McFarlane's First-Ever Superhero Team

Image Comics The Scorched Issue 1 01
The Year of Spawn continues with Todd McFarlane's newest book, The Scorched #1. This new book comes hot off the heels of three record-breaking books, Spawn's Universe #1, King Spawn #1, and Gunslinger Spawn #1, the biggest selling Image Comics books in the 21st century.

The Scorched #1 is the first all-new issue of McFarlane's Superhero team book. After 30 years of the regular monthly Spawn book, The Scorched gathers the best characters for three decades and puts them together into one title. McFarlane has also recruited some of the top talents in the industry for this inaugural launch.

The first issue's initial characters in The Scorched #1 will include Reaper, Spawn, Redeemer, Gunslinger, Medieval Spawn, She-Spawn, and many more waiting in the wings.

Monday, September 20, 2021

Amazon Prime Video presents WELCOME TO THE BLUMHOUSE LIVE

Amazon Prime Video presents WELCOME TO THE BLUMHOUSE LIVE

Amazon Prime Video, in partnership with Blumhouse Television and Little Cinema Digital, presents the return of WELCOME TO THE BLUMHOUSE LIVE: an Emmy-nominated virtual adventure that celebrates the exclusive release of four highly-anticipated Amazon Studios and Blumhouse Television films on Prime Video this October.

Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Pittsburgh's SCAREHOUSE Opens 20th Season This Weekend

Scarehouse Haunted Attraction in Pittsburgh
Trick or treat! Halloween is back, and ScareHouse is celebrating by opening its doors this Friday to fuel nightmares for its wickedly frightening 20th season. Pittsburgh’s most terrifying tradition, SCAREHOUSE will be open Fridays and Saturdays through Oct. 1, then Fridays through Sundays through Nov. 6.

I'm Not Single, I Have a Dog

I'm Not Single, I Have a Dog Book
Once upon a time in America, marriage was the norm. But now, for the first time since the Bureau of Labor Statistics began tracking these numbers in 1976, there are more single Americans than married — a total of about 50.2%, or 124.6 million American adults are single.

Just as the single life overtakes marriage in the United States, a new book from McFarland Publishers hits the market. I'm Not Single, I Have a Dog: Dating Tales From The Bark Side is the perfect holiday gift for singles, anyone who ever dated the wrong person (and who hasn’t?), and the 63.4 million Americans who love their dogs. Celebrating the human/canine bond, this thoughtful and funny memoir is about acceptance, love, and finding your own happily ever after.

NYCC 2021: Funimation Panels & Shenanigans

NYCC 2021 Funimation Demon Slayer Panel
Funimation, the market leader in bringing anime to the forefront of audiences worldwide, is coming to New York Comic Con, October 7-10, 2021 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in Manhattan.

Attendees are invited to escape the bustle of the ‘Con, find your zen and enter into an anime sanctuary where everyone belongs. Fans will be transported to Funimation: Sakura Park, an experience that will be a manifestation of Japanese-inspired anime fantasy. Throughout the weekend, guests are welcome to enjoy a branded food truck, search for hidden easter eggs, snap one-of-a-kind photo opps behind aesthetic backdrops and faux cherry blossom trees, win exclusive giveaways, engage in a professional cosplay photo shoot, and much more -- including exclusive opportunities and benefits for Funimation subscribers!  And, of course, the adjacent Funimation Shop to bring all fans’ beloved anime lifestyle home with them.

Tuesday, September 14, 2021

Attack on Titan Final Volume Variants & Exclusives

Attack on Titan Final Volume Barnes and Nobles Variant Cover

Fans of the international smash hit, Attack on Titan, rejoice! The grand finale of the Attack on Titan saga arrives October 19th, 2021, but it doesn’t arrive alone. Kodansha has teamed up with retailers Kinokuniya USA, Barnes & Noble and Books-A-Million, to give fans amazing variant covers and exclusives found nowhere else! Starting 10/19/21 and until supplies last, visit one of these three participating retailers to get the following:

Disney Celebrates Halloween with Iconic Costumes, Spooky Decor, & More

Halloween Mickey

With Halloween approaching, Disney is offering iconic costumes and spooky decor to help celebrate a season of happy haunts and friendly monsters. Fans can find items from all of their favorite franchises, from Star Wars to Marvel to Frozen.

Get Creepy with Fathom Events Fright Fest 2021

Fathom Events Fright Fest 2021

As the summer winds to a close and we start planning for fall and everyone’s favorite spooky season, Fathom Events has scheduled eight weeks of creepy, electrifying, and monstrously fun features in movie theaters nationwide. So, gather up your spooky squad and head on down to your local cinema for some tricks and treats. Last one there is a rotten pumpkin! 🎃 👻

Kevin Smith's Secret Stash: The Definitive Visual History

The day has come! Today KEVIN SMITH'S SECRET STASH: The Definitive Visual History (Insight Editions; 9/14) is on sale. This is the complete history of Kevin Smith's amazing career, as told through the artifacts, script notes, behind-the-scenes photos from all of his major projects– curated and written by Kevin Smith himself. With original contributions from the likes of Jason Mewes (who writes the introduction), J.J. Abrams, Ben Affleck, Shannon Elizabeth, Seth Rogen, Mark Hammill and so many more, this book is an amazing, comprehensive monument to Kevin Smith's brilliant career. Publishers Weekly has praised the book, noting that, "Smith fanatics will relish every bit." 

Monday, September 13, 2021

Sir Edward Grey: Acheron - Written and Illustrated by Mike Mignola

Dark Horse Mike Mignola Sir Edward Grey Acheron 01

For the first time in five years, legendary Hellboy creator Mike Mignola is both writing and illustrating a full length comic book, one which provides the next chapter in the fabled Hellboy Universe. Titled Sir Edward Grey: Acheron, the one shot story is set following the events of B.P.R.D.: The Devil You Know, in which the Bureau for Paranormal Research and Defense managed to fight off the monsters on earth long enough for humanity to barely escape underground. The story is Mignola’s first full length comic book since Dark Horse Comics published Hellboy in Hell in 2016; here he reunites with award-winning colorist Dave Stewart, as well as letterer and longtime collaborator Clem Robbins. Dark Horse Comics will publish Sir Edward Grey: Acheron this winter, featuring a main cover by Mignola and Stewart and a variant cover by acclaimed artist Ben Stenbeck and Stewart. 

NYCC 2021: Amazon Prime Video Panel Schedule

Amazon Studios Logo

Amazon Prime Video today announced virtual panels for New York Comic Con’s Metaverse for fan-favorite series and highly anticipated new titles The Legend of Vox Machina, The Expanse, The Wheel of Time, I Know What You Did Last Summer and Hanna. Highlighted by breaking news, exclusives, special previews, and answers to all your burning questions, the panels will feature more than 30 Amazon Original series cast members and creators and will live stream on NYCC’s official website,, and on-site for in-person attendees.

Marvel Studios Hawkeye Trailer Drops HARD

Disney+ Marvel Studios Hawkeye TV Series Poster

Add a new instant holiday action classic to your winter watch list! Today, Disney+ has dropped the trailer for their new Hawkeye series, teaming the all-too-human Avenger with Kate Bishop, the woman who would be his successor. Until now, we've gotten only some quick quips from Hawkeye, whether in the heat of action reminiscing about that chaotic Budapest escapade or laying on a hospital table getting skin grafts, so die-hard Marvel Comics fans have been waiting for the powers that be to present us with the wise-cracking, crap talking, takes 100 hits and gets back up Hawkeye that we know and love from years of books. Friends, it looks like our time has come. 

Thursday, September 9, 2021

Middle Earth Ultimate Collector’s Edition Arrives on 4K October 26

Middle Earth Ultimate Collector’s Edition

Celebrate 20 years of adventure and friendship as Warner Bros. releases the Middle-Earth Ultimate Collector’s Edition, timed to the 20th anniversary of The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring.  The 31-disc Ultimate Collector’s Edition of Peter Jackson’s Middle-earth saga contains new special features along with the theatrical and extended versions of all sic films in 4K Ultra HD and on Blu-ray discs remastered from the 4K master. The Ultimate Collector’s Edition will be released on October 26.

ZOLOWORLD Exclusives At Power-Con 2021

Power-Con 2021 Exclusive Zoloworld Slimed Drones Toxic Sidewinder 01

The annual celebration of the mighty Masters of the Universe is just days away, and we've been drooling over all the exclusives coming to the event from powerhouse creators like MONDO and Factory Entertainment! Now ZOLOWORLD sends word of their show exclusives ...

Wednesday, September 8, 2021

MONDO Announces Masters of the Universe Exclusives for Power-Con 2021

Power-Con Mondo Exclusives Hordak Classic Variant 10

Power-Con, the most muscle bound convention in all the verse, is nearly upon us! The annual celebration of Masters of the Universe will unite fans of tiny waists and bowl hair cuts across the globe for 2 days, starting September 11th. There are some killer exclusives already announced for this power-party, and now MONDO (Booth 711) shows off their special, shiny plastics...

Beehive Books Announces Mike Mignola’s Illustrated Edition of Pinocchio

Beehive Books Mike Mignola’s Illustrated Edition of Pinocchio

Hellboy creator Mike Mignola and Beehive Books are collaborating on an all-new illustrated edition of Carlo Collodi’s classic novel Pinocchio, featuring a cover and illustrations by Mignola and award-winning colorist Dave Stewart. The project, which will be coming to Kickstarter next year, was announced timed to Mignola’s appearance at LightBox Expo Online.  Mignola will be exhibiting two pieces from Beehive Books’s Illuminated Edition of Pinocchio at his virtual artist alley booth at LightBox Expo Online, which runs from September 7th through Sunday, September 12th. 

“Pinocchio has been one of my two favorite books (along with Dracula) for as long as I can remember,” said Mignola. “It’s shaped the way I write and the way I think. It's got everything — amazingly strange humor as well as surprising flashes of surreal horror and violence — and tackling it has been a challenge. I’m thrilled to team with Beehive book for this. The books they’ve produced have been true works of art and cannot wait to see what they do with stuff I’m giving them.”

The Green Knight Arrives on 4K 10/12

The Green Knight Arrives on 4K 10/12
The bold new take on the 14th century medieval story of “Sir Gawain and the Green Knight”, comes home! The Green Knight arrives on 4K, Blu-ray™, DVD, and Digital October 12 from Lionsgate. From acclaimed writer-director David Lowery (Petes’ Dragons, Ain’t Them Bodies Saints, A Ghost Story), this fantasy re-telling of the classic 14th century medieval tale stars Academy Award® nominee Dev Patel (2017, Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role, Lion), Academy Award® winner Alicia Vikander (2016, Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role, The Danish Girl), Golden Globe® nominee Joel Edgerton (2017, Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama, Loving), Sarita Choudhury (TV’s “Blindspot,” “Jessica Jones,” “Little Fires Everywhere”), Sean Harris (The King, Mission: Impossible – Fallout, Tresspass Against Us), Kate Dickie (Prometheus, The Witch, Filth), and Ralph Iverson (The Witch, Brahms: The Boy II, TV’s “The Accidental Medium”). The Green Knight will be available on 4K + Blu-ray™ + Digital Combo , Blu-ray™ + DVD + Digital Combo, and Blu-ray™ for the suggested retail price of $42.99, $39.99, and $29.96, respectively.

Tuesday, September 7, 2021

Netflix Celebrating the Spooky Season

Netflix WWE Escape the Undertaker

Netflix is bringing equal parts chills and thrills this Halloween season. Whether it’s a call from beyond the grave or coming from inside the house, Netflix has all the hair-raising, door-locking, keep-the-lights-on treats to get you in the spooky mood this fall. We dare you to watch it all, but be warned, you may need to sage your stream thereafter.

New Star Wars Jumbo Figure Revealed by Gentle Giant

Gentle Giant Star Wars Jumbo Grand Moff Tarkin Action Figure 01
For ten years, Gentle Giant Ltd. has been building fans’ collections of Star Wars Jumbo figures, one character at a time. Now, in conjunction with, Gentle Giant Ltd. is proud to unveil their newest Jumbo figure, Grand Moff Tarkin!

While one of the major characters in Star Wars: A New Hope, Grand Moff Tarkin never got the action figure he deserved in 1978, despite being played by acclaimed actor Peter Cushing. This new Jumbo figure captures Tarkin in the vintage figure style, with bent arm to hold a new command staff accessory.

Friday, September 3, 2021

IDW’s Sonic the Hedgehog Imposter Syndrome Miniseries

IDW’s Sonic the Hedgehog New Imposter Syndrome Miniseries

As the wildly popular Sonic the Hedgehog comic book series approaches its milestone fiftieth issue, IDW announces today the upcoming November debut of Sonic The Hedgehog: Imposter Syndrome, a four-issue tie-in miniseries pitting the Blue Blur against a duo of doppelgangers!

Ian Flynn, the prolific and fan-favorite writer who has chronicled Sonic adventures since 2006, joins artist Thomas Rothlisberger (Sonic the Hedgehog 30th Anniversary Special) for this essential component of Sonic’s ongoing saga.

In Imposter Syndrome, a surge of lookalikes spells trouble for Sonic, Tails, and even the dreaded Dr. Eggman! Dr. Starline, the evil scientist eager to supplant Dr. Eggman as would-be world conqueror, is pulling every tool from his kit as he creates his fastest and smartest inventions.

Vault Boy Bloody Mess Technicolor Variant

Vault Boy Bloody Mess Technicolor Variant

Following the success of the colored Mr Sandman Mini Statue, another Gruesome Death gets a limited “living color” update at the Bethesda Gear Store. Introducing the Fallout Bloody Mess Technicolor Variant! This bright but morbid feast for the eyes retails at $40 USD, now available for pre-order. It’s a limited production of only 200 pieces, ready to ship in December 2021.

A loud bang. An explosion of blood. A pair of disembodied legs staggering back. It’s enough to send chills down this poor fella’s exposed spine. But if you’re like Vault Boy over here, you’ll take time to enjoy this moment.

Thursday, September 2, 2021

Mondo Screenprints Celebrate 20 Years of IFC Films

Mondo Celebrates 20 Years of IFC Films with Poster Collection 01
Mondo is excited to announce a stunning collection of limited edition screen prints celebrating IFC Films and 20 years of being a leader in the independent film industry. The artist-created posters honor the film company’s enduring legacy of outstanding independent and foreign films, as well as mind-melting genre delights from IFC Midnight. The pandemic-delayed collection (technically now 21 years of IFC Films!) highlights some of Mondo’s favorite films -- 13 modern classics with 16 screenprints featuring beautiful interpretations from renowned artists. All prints will be on sale at, rolling out weekly throughout the month, beginning September 9.

Amazon Prime Video Debuts Teaser Trailer for The Wheel of Time

Amazon's The Wheel of Time

Amazon Prime Video today released the official teaser trailer for the upcoming fantasy series The Wheel of Time, based on the best-selling book series. The first three episodes of Season One will premiere Friday, November 19, with new episodes available each Friday following, leading up to the season finale on December 24.

The Wheel of Time is one of the most popular and enduring fantasy series of all time, with more than 90 million books sold. Set in a sprawling, epic world where magic exists and only certain women are allowed to access it, the story follows Moiraine (Rosamund Pike), a member of the incredibly powerful all-female organization called the Aes Sedai, as she arrives in the small town of Two Rivers. There, she embarks on a dangerous, world-spanning journey with five young men and women, one of whom is prophesied to be the Dragon Reborn, who will either save or destroy humanity.   

Wednesday, September 1, 2021

Factory Entertainment At Power-Con


Factory Entertainment at Power-Con

Factory Entertainment, a leading manufacturer of prop replicas and other high-end entertainment collectibles, announced today that it will be exhibiting at Power-Con: the Masters Of The Universe He-Man and She-Ra convention taking place in Anaheim on September 11th and 12th, 2021.

DesignerCon Returns to Anaheim This November


Following 2020’s convention made possible by innovative virtual programming, DesignerCon in partnership with Popshop Live is thrilled to be returning to an in-person model at the Anaheim Convention Center! After the great success of last year’s virtual partnership, DesignerCon and Popshop Live have chosen to continue the relationship in real time, providing top notch, hybrid-programming for both in-person and continued online presence.

INJUSTICE on Digital and Blu-ray October 19th

INJUSTICE on Digital and Blu-ray October 19th
An unthinkable tragedy propels Superman into a dangerous new mindset, ultimately pitting Justice League members against each other in Injustice, an all-new DC Animated Movie. Produced by Warner Bros. Animation, DC and Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, the feature-length animated film is set for release on 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Combo Pack (USA $39.99 SRP; Canada $44.98 SRP), Blu-ray (US $29.98 SRP; Canada $39.99 SRP) and Digital on October 19, 2021.

Inspired by Injustice: Gods Among Us, NetherRealm Studios’ popular video game, and the best-selling DC graphic novel based on the video game, Injustice: Gods Among Us: Year One by Tom Taylor, the animated film Injustice finds an alternate world gone mad - where The Joker has duped Superman into killing Lois Lane, sending the Man of Steel on a deadly rampage. Unhinged, Superman decides to take control of the Earth for humanity’s own good. Determined to stop him, Batman creates a team of like-minded, freedom-fighting heroes. But when Super Heroes go to war, can the world survive?

The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles x Lily Stock Collection

The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles x Lily Stock Collection

ViacomCBS Consumer Products and Nickelodeon have released the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (TMNT) x Lily Stock collection today on Amazon in the USA, UK, France, Spain, Italy, and Germany. Up-and-coming illustrator Lily Stock’s design was selected out of nearly 1,000 submissions by a panel of art experts plus TMNT co-creator, Kevin Eastman, giving the UK native a platform to showcase her art to millions of Turtles fans.

The collection includes tees, hoodies, tote bags, phone cases, and pop sockets ranging from $14.99 - $50.25 USD. All items prominently feature her full design showing all four Turtles, their master Splinter, and villain Shredder surrounded by a cascade of rushing water. For fans with a favorite Turtle, the full collection also comes in individual designs of Mikey, Raph, Leo, or Donnie too! Catch the collection at through December 2021.