Tuesday, August 30, 2022

IDW's Star Trek: Resurgence Providing Prequel to Upcoming Video Game

IDW's Star Trek Resurgence 001
Building upon the wave of excitement for Dramatic Labs’ upcoming interactive video game, IDW is thrilled to announce the five-issue comic book prequel of the same name, Star Trek: Resurgence! Exploring the calamitous events of the U.S.S. Resolute preceding the game’s main storyline, the miniseries will be written by Andrew Grant and Dan Martin with art by Josh Hood (Avatar: The Next Shadow, We Can Never Go Home) and will debut in November.

On a windswept planet bordering the notoriously hostile Talarian Republic, a scientist on the cusp of developing technology that will revolutionize warp goes missing. The crew of the U.S.S. Resolute is tasked with an urgent stealth mission to recover Dr. Leah Brahms and keep her research out of enemy hands!


Ghostbusters: Spirits Unleashed Video Game
Ghostbusters: Spirits Unleashed, a 4v1 hunt or haunt action-packed asymmetrical multiplayer is available for pre-order, August 18, 2022, 8 a.m. PT. The latest game from IllFonic, Inc. will be playable Tuesday, October 18, 2022, on PC via Epic Games Store, PlayStation 4|5, Xbox Series X|S and Xbox One.

Form a team with up to three other Ghostbusters to track down Ghosts haunting a number of locales. Sniff out paranormal activity with the P.K.E. Meter and charge it to unleash a short-range pulse disabling Ghost movement. Unveil hidden rifts acting as the Ghost’s spawn points and teleportation portals, and destroy them. Use the powerful Particle Throwers to capture the Ghost, deploy a trap, and wrangle them into it before they escape! 

FANTASTIC FEST Announces Colossal 2022 Lineup

Fantastic Fest 2022
There’s only one place where you’ll find killer teddy bears, man-eating sharks, elderly zombies, cocktail-serving robots, and Park Chan-wook… all under one roof. That’s right, world-famous genre festival Fantastic Fest is back for its seventeenth edition featuring 21 World Premieres, 14 North American Premieres, and 21 U.S Premieres. The festival will once again take over the Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar in Austin, TX from September 22nd - 29th and on the web via a virtual FF@Home experience from September 29th - October 4th. 


“It’s been far too long since we’ve all been able to gather together and celebrate film the Fantastic Fest way,” says Festival Director Lisa Dreyer. “We’ve really put our all into crafting an extraordinary week, from the exceptional programming that spans exciting discoveries to highly-anticipated features, to our signature events that will inject a much-needed dose of fun into 2022.”

Monday, August 29, 2022

Help Teachers to Help Our Kids with TEACHER'S AIDE

Teacher's Aide logo
For 2 to 7 hours a day, we put our children in the hands of trained professionals who would teach them all manner of subjects. From world history, which shows them how far we have come... and how far we have left to go, to math and science, with which they can unravel the very mysteries of the universe. We rely on special individuals...teachers...for safety, guidance and strength of character we hope will be reflected back in our children's eyes. Sadly, shouldering all of these responsibilities does not pay the king's wage you might expect. Those left to mold the minds that will carve out the future of this nation often can not meet their own basic needs and certainly can not afford to endow entire classes with supplies for special projects...or any projects at all. Creativity falls by the wayside. Imagination stifled. This stands for both student and educational professional. Something must be done.

Sunday, August 28, 2022

Segura and Hart's Prohibition Era Comic Series Blood Oath

Comixology Originals Blood Oath
Comixology Originals announces Blood Oath, a Prohibition Era horror comic series co-written by acclaimed novelists Rob Hart and Alex Segura. With art by Joe Eisma, colors by Hilary Jenkins, letters by Jim Campbell, and edited by Heather Antos, Blood Oath #1 (of 5) debuts on August 30th from Amazon’s Comixology Originals exclusive digital content line.

“Blood Oath is a blend of some of our favorite things, in terms of story and genre - historical fiction, the early days of organized crime, and horror - all things we wanted to explore, and they blended together perfectly to ask a key question: what if there was a secret, monstrous crime family that’s been part of the underworld for decades?” Segura said.

THE MARKED: Halloween Special Arriving for the Spookiest Day Ever

Image Comics THE MARKED: Halloween Special
Fan-favorite duo David Hine and Brian Haberlin re-team for a special Halloween treat for readers just in time for Halloween with The Marked: Halloween Special one-shot out from Image Comics.

Once every hundred years The Marked are challenged to a game called Rogue’s Night. It’s a game, like Russian Roulette is a game, like Christians vs. Lions was a game. The stakes are high and if The Marked lose, we all lose.

Here’s how it works: Rogue was a powerful witch who was kicked out of The Marked four hundred years ago for using Dark Magic. Every century she takes her revenge by choosing a location to unleash her mischief demons. This time her target is Holy Mountain, Texas, where a radical evangelist called Pastor Jonah is burning books and banning Halloween. According to the pastor, leftists and liberals are literally Satan’s demons in human form. As night falls on Halloween, it looks like he was right. The demons are here and it’s all tricks with no treats for the God-fearing citizens of Holy Mountain.

Their only hope of survival lies with the “witchy freaks” known as The Marked, the very people they tried to kick out of town.

Most Compact Shotgun Microphone Launched by Comica Audio

Comica VM10 Pro compact shotgun cardioid microphone

Comica Audio
, a leading professional broadcast level audio company, launched today the VM10 Pro, the smallest, most compact shotgun cardioid microphone on the market for shooting video and live streaming. The VM10 Pro is perfect for use with iPhones, Android smartphones, laptops, computers, DSLR cameras, and other devices for superior audio for vlogging, live recording, and podcasting. Plug & Play ready, the VM10 Pro features one-touch switching between digital and analog modes, real-time monitoring, and stepless gain control in digital mode to adjust volume to meet recording needs.

Trick or Treat Scooby-Doo! on DIGITAL October 4th & DVD October 18th

Trick or Treat Scooby-Doo! DVD
Everyone’s favorite mystery-solving gang is back! Grab your Scooby Snacks and get ready to go undercover as Warner Bros. Home Entertainment releases Trick or Treat Scooby-Doo! on Digital October 4th and DVD on October 18th. In addition to the 72-minute all-new original animated film, the DVD release also includes three bonus classic Scooby-Doo! episodes. Trick or Treat Scooby-Doo! will be available to own on Digital for $14.99 SRP (US and Canada) and on DVD for $19.98 SRP ($24.98 in Canada).

Mystery Inc. has cracked the case to top all cases! They’ve tracked down Coco Diablo, the head of the notorious costume crime syndicate that colludes The Black Knight, Space Kook and the Ghost Diver. With Coco and her kitty in prison, Mystery Inc. thinks that they can finally enjoy a break. Wrong! Suddenly, menacing doppelgänger ghosts of the Scooby crew and favorite classic foes show up in Coolsville to threaten Halloween. Now it’s up to the meddling kids – and their unlikely new partner Coco – to unmask the latest scoundrel and save Halloween! For Shaggy and Scooby-Doo, with trick-or-treating on the line – this time it’s personal!

KidRobot Unleashes Their Inner Goth

Kidrobot South Park Goth Kids Phunny Plush 8inch Dolls 4 pack

There have been so many memorable, reoccurring characters on the legendary run of South Park, but for us spooky kids, none have been as unforgettable as the Goths. Each tiny black-hearted teen represents someone we have known, or dare I suggest, one of us, either from our past or present today. They are amazingly accurate!! Now, Kidrobot finally gives us the horribly adorable plush dolls of our favorite mascara smeared children we were yearning for but never knew we couldn't live without. ...Until now. 

Saturday, August 27, 2022

Hasbro Releases More Power Rangers for the Ghostbusters Line

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Did I confuse you with that title? I tend to do that. ALLOW ME TO EXPLAIN!! 

I love Ghostbusters and the announcement that Hasbro was taking over the license had me HYPED. I also love Marvel Legends, and the rate at which Hasbro cranks out those suckers made me think I'd be swimming in 16 different types of Ghosts and or Busters in one months time. 

Sadly, this did not happen. 

What's An ALIENOID??

Well Go USA ALIENOID movie poster
This peculiar question is one Well Go USA is more than happy to answer, as their Korean Scifi Thriller ALIENOID is hitting theaters as we speak. 

In the year 2022, Guard (KIM Woo-bin) and Thunder live on Earth, managing alien prisoners who have been locked up in humans’ brains. One day, a spacecraft appears in the sky over Seoul, and the police detective Moon (SO Ji-sub, “Moon”) witnesses a strange sight…

Meanwhile 630 years earlier during the Goryeo Dynasty, the hapless dosa (Korean tao magician) Muruk (RYU Jun-yeol) and Ean (KIM Tae-ri), the so-called “The Girl Who Shoots Thunder”, each scramble to outwit each other in pursuit of the mystical Divine Blade, for which a huge reward is being offered. Two sorcerers in search of the Divine Blade’s secrets, Madam Black (YUM Jung-ah) and Mr. Blue (JO Woo-jin), as well as the masked Jajang (KIM Eui-sung), also set out on a desperate scramble to obtain the Blade. Meanwhile, a spacecraft emerges from a deep river, emitting light…

Thursday, August 25, 2022

A She-Hulk Toy Appreciation Post (Gallery Inside!)

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The Single Green Female run of She-Hulk is one of my favorite comic runs of all time. The subject matter hits on all levels for me. You get an exploration of Marvel's New York City that goes beyond the doors of the Avengers Mansion or the Baxter Building, showing villains and heroes alike just trying to live in their respective worlds. When the full weight of the American Judicial System comes down on either side, Jennifer Walters is there to defend the superpowered in a story that is borderline genius, but more often than not, also highly comedic. The world is ridiculous, so it stands to reason it would be 100x more in the powered community. 

Tuesday, August 16, 2022

Spider-Man Hitting Toy Shelves Across the Spider-Verse!

Hasbro Spider-Man Across the Spiderverse Basic Mask Asst Spider-Punk 002
Across the Spider-Verse will see the return of Miles Morales and Spider-Gwen as they battle baddies and make contact with multiple Spider-Folks across the Multiverse. Shenanigans ABOUND!! If you are wondering why merchandise for this film is dropping now, it's pretty simple. The original release date was October 7th, 2022, making NOW the 2-month-til-release mark (when we usually get toys for the big movie releases). Then, when the movie drops, we generally get a second wave that includes characters that were under wraps. Across the Spider-Verse was shifted to a painful June 2, 2023 release date, with part 2 releasing March 29th, 2024. Regardless of these new facts, the toy lines were already in production and so...here's Spidey! 

Monday, August 15, 2022

FUNKO Debuts “Five Nights At Freddy’s” Snaps

Funko Snaps Vinyl Figures Five Nights at Freddy's Springtrap
Funko, Inc. ("Funko,” or the “Company”) (Nasdaq: FNKO) a leading pop culture lifestyle brand, today announced its latest product line, “Five Nights at Freddy’s” Snaps!. Funko’s new Snaps! line features vinyl figures with dozens of different pieces that snap into place, including a head, two interchangeable faces, a torso, legs, and a unique accessory. Five Nights at Freddy’s Snaps! will be available at mass retail locations nationwide beginning early September and on Funko.com.

Friday, August 12, 2022

Mortal Kombat Legends: Snow Blind coming 10/9 to Digital, 10/11 to 4K & Blu-ray

Mortal Kombat Legends Snow Blind Animated Movie
A shattered hero must overcome battle-inflicted blindness and seemingly insurmountable odds to save his village and, ultimately all of Earthrealm in Mortal Kombat Legends: Snow Blind, an all-new, feature-length film produced by Warner Bros. Animation in coordination with NetherRealm Studios and Warner Bros. Games. The film arrives from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment on Digital on October 9, 2022 and on 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack and Blu-ray on October 11, 2022. 

The action-packed Mortal Kombat Legends: Snow Blind will be available on 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack (USA $29.99 SRP; Canada $34.99 SRP), Blu-ray+Digital (USA $24.99 SRP), Blu-ray (Canada $29.99 SRP), and Digital ($19.99). The Blu-ray+Digital features a Blu-ray disc with the film in hi-definition and a digital version of the movie. The 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack features an Ultra HD Blu-ray disc in 4K with HDR, a Blu-ray disc featuring the film in hi-definition, and a digital version of the movie. 

Cryptozoic at Emerald City Comic Con 2022

Cryptozoic at Emerald City Comic Con 2022
Cryptozoic Entertainment, leading creator of tabletop games, trading cards, and collectibles, today announced that it will offer an exclusive figure and showcase its newest games and collectibles at Emerald City Comic Con, August 18-21 at the Seattle Convention Center.

At Booth #2201, it will sell the ECCC-exclusive Cosmic Bigfoot vinyl figure, part of the Cryptkins™ Unleashed line of figures. In addition, the company will have the new Harley Quinn The Suicide Squad Movie Collectible vinyl figure; four different DC Hand Statues, including the new Batman Batarang Statue: Gotham City Grit Edition; and Cryptkins figures.

Marvel's Midnight Suns Comic Trailer

Marvel's Midnight Suns Comic Book 2022
Next month, the Midnight Suns rise again in a brand-new limited series! Written by Ethan Sacks with art by Luigi Zagaria, MIDNIGHT SUNS will star Marvel’s hottest mystical defenders and fiercest fighters including Blade, Kushala, the Ghost Rider also known as Spirit Rider, Magik, Wolverine, Nico Minoru, and Strange Academy’s Zoe Laveau. This thrilling team will assemble when a horrifying threat from the late Sorcerer Supreme’s past emerges and claims Zoe Laveau as its first target. The saga that follows will impact the very fabric of magic in the main Marvel Comics universe, revealing deep secrets and impacting characters such as Agatha Harkness, Doctor Doom, the students of Strange Academy, and more! See the team fight like hell to overcome the darkest of threats in the all-new MIDNIGHT SUNS trailer, featuring never-before-seen artwork!

SHUDDER’S 61-day Halloween Celebration Sept 1 through Oct 31

Shudder Halloween Lineup
Shudder, AMC Network’s premium streaming service for horror, thriller, and the supernatural, will kick off its annual 61-day Halloween event beginning Thursday, September 1. Shudder is the leading streamer for thrills and frights year-round. But the service goes above and beyond every September and October, this year presenting an unprecedented lineup of 11 acclaimed, must-see new films and new original series, along with other special treats to be announced, to truly be “The Home for Halloween.”

"Halloween is the best time of year on Shudder, and this Halloween, we're featuring the best lineup of programming in our history," said Shudder General Manager Craig Engler. "We have 11 original and exclusive movie premieres, including a new film from horror master Dario Argento, a Halloween special from superstar host Joe Bob Briggs, and three new series — from Bryan Fuller, The Boulet Brothers, and the producers of Eli Roth's History of Horror."

Poltergeist Arrives on 4K Ultra HD and Digital 9/20

Poltergeist 4K Ultra HD
Poltergeist, the 1982 classic horror film written by Steven Spielberg and directed by Tobe Hooper, will be released on Ultra HD Blu-ray Combo Pack and Digital on September 20, it was announced today by Warner Bros. Home Entertainment.  

Poltergeist stars JoBeth Williams, Craig T. Nelson, Zelda Rubinstein, Beatrice Straight and Heather O’Rourke. 

The screenplay for Poltergeist was written by Spielberg, Michael Grais, and Mark Victor, from a story by Spielberg.  The film was produced by Frank Marshall and Spielberg. 

Buffalo 8 Announces September 2 Release for Genre Doc ‘THE HORROR CROWD’

The Horror Crowd
Buffalo 8 has announced a release date of September 2 on digital and video on demand for THE HORROR CROWD. The documentary also marks the feature directorial debut for Ruben Pla. The film has played to film festivals such as FrightFest and Grimmfest and has earned several festival honors including Santa Fe Film Festival’s “Best Director,” “Best Horror Feature” from London Independent Film Festival and “Best Documentary” at Seattle Film Festival.

Pla has assembled an all-star cast of actors and filmmakers to discuss the Hollywood horror community, covering such wide-ranging topics as women in horror, race relations, “being the weird kid,” and film festivals, as well as the unique community and support that exists in the space. Among the near-40 people who appear are Lin Shaye (Insidious), Director Russell Mulcahy (Highlander, Resident Evil: Extinction), Producer/Director Oren Peli (Paranormal Activity), Brea Grant ("Dexter"), Director Ernest R. Dickerson ("The Walking Dead"), Director Adam Robitel (Escape Room), Clare Kramer ("Buffy the Vampire Slayer"), Blumhouse’s Director of Development Ryan Turek, Greg Grunberg (Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker), Director Chelsea Stardust (Satanic Panic), Director Darren Lynn Bousman (Saw franchise) and many, many more.

Wednesday, August 3, 2022

Jack Osbourne Teams with Jason Mewes and Jamie Kennedy For NIGHT OF TERROR

Jack Osbourne's Night of Terror UFOs on discovery plus
Jack Osbourne is taking viewers to the edge of the unknown in the new, two-hour special, JACK OSBOURNE’S NIGHT OF TERROR: UFOs, launching Saturday, September 3 on discovery+. In his latest quest, Osbourne teams up with his actor friends Jason Mewes (“Clerks,” “Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back”) and Jamie Kennedy (“Scream,” “Son of the Mask”) to venture out on an out-of-this-world journey for answers behind the strange activity surrounding Utah’s Uinta Basin.  This infamous basin and its vast desert landscape are shrouded in supernatural mystery, and sightings of otherworldly visitors date back centuries.

Tuesday, August 2, 2022

Kong & Godzilla Get an Upgrade

Playmates Monsterverse Figures Titan Tech Kong

As we anxiously await the next installment of Warner Bros' kaiju throwdown movie series, toy license holder Playmates has been having some fun! Not content with the (expected) battle-damaged, snow-dusted variants they've cranked out so far, it seems the designers pulled some all-nighters and came up with two supremely unique designs that even life-long toy collectors won't soon forget.