Wednesday, December 21, 2022

Prime Video Orders God of War Live-Action Series

Prime Video Announces God of War TV Series
Prime Video announces that it has ordered God of War to series. Co-produced by Sony Pictures Television and Amazon Studios in association with PlayStation Productions, the live-action series is based on the critically acclaimed PlayStation video game by the same name, created by Santa Monica Studio. God of War will premiere on Prime Video in more than 240 countries and territories worldwide. 

The series follows Kratos, the God of War, who, after exiling himself from his blood-soaked past in ancient Greece, hangs up his weapons forever in the Norse realm of Midgard. When his beloved wife dies, Kratos sets off on a dangerous journey with his estranged son to spread her ashes from the highest peak—his wife’s final wish. Kratos soon realizes the journey is an epic quest in disguise, one which will test the bonds between father and son, and force Kratos to battle new Gods and monsters for the fate of the world. 

Superhero Mystery NO/ONE Launching Podcast for Cross-Media Story

Image Comics No One Cross Media Event
Superstar writers Kyle Higgins (Radiant Black, Nightwing), Brian Buccellato (Chicken Devil, Detective Comics), and rising star artist Geraldo Borges (Nightwing) bring fans a “true crime”-style superhero drama in the upcoming, NO/ONE. This all-new ten issue comic book maxiseries will join Radiant Black, Rogue Sun, Radiant Red, The Dead Lucky, Radiant Pink, Inferno Girl Red, and C.O.W.L. in the expanding shared Massive-Verse from Image Comics in March 2023.

This new comic features some unique twists—its story will be expanded upon with an original monthly companion podcast titled, WHO IS NO/ONE, which will star Rachael Leigh Cook (She's All That) and Patton Oswalt (Minor Threats, Marvel's M.O.D.O.K.) as Pittsburgh Ledger reporters Julia Paige and Teddy Barstow. Higgins' "Black Market Narrative" will produce the audio series with Higgins in the director’s chair, esteemed sound supervisor Matthew E. Taylor (Star Trek: Discovery, Mythic Quest, Barry) to supervise, C.O.W.L. co-creator and Black Market Narrative editor, Alec Siegel, to sound edit, Emmy-award winning composer Kristopher Carter (Batman Beyond, Spectacular Spider-Man) to score the audio series, and there will be mixing in Dolby Atmos for spatial audio on supported platforms. NO/ONE colorist and esteemed poster artist Mark Englert will create exclusive episode posters each month, which will also be released as a line of "podcast variant" covers.

Celebrate the New Year with Martial Arts, Lovecraft Horror & More from ARROW

The Executioner Collection limited edition Blu-ray box set
Arrow begins 2023 on January 10 with not one but two Sonny Chiba martial arts masterpieces in The Executioner Collection. This limited-edition box set features two films with Chiba at his badass best. Fans of Street Fighter will revel in delight as the legend immerses himself into a succession of freewheeling action and feisty fight scenes in this double dish of martial arts mayhem. The Executioner Collection features an illustrated collector's booklet featuring new writing on the films by Mark Schilling, new audio commentaries featuring Chris Poggiali and Marc Walkow, a thirty-minute featurette on Chiba, original trailers, image galleries and much more.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Last Ronin—The Covers Hardcover Coming June

IDW Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles The Last Ronin The Covers Hardcover
Relive the gritty realism and explosive action of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Last Ronin—one of the greatest TMNT stories of all time—through the iconic covers that helped make it an instant classic! IDW announces the June 2023 release of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Last Ronin—The Covers, a 200-page, full-color hardcover serving as a comprehensive showcase of each and every cover variant over the span of the series.

Featuring an all-new cover by Last Ronin series co-artist Ben Bishop, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Last Ronin—The Covers features artwork from an all-star lineup of top-tier talent, including TMNT co-creator Kevin Eastman, Last Ronin co-artists Esau & Isaac Escorza and the aforementioned Ben Bishop, and comic industry superstars including Mateus Santolouco, Sophie Campbell, Freddie E. Williams II, Rick and Morty’s Justin Roiland, Peach Momoko, Tyler Kirkham, John Giang, Amanda Conner, Rob Liefeld, Simon Bisley, Stan Sakai, and many more!

Alamo Drafthouse Staten Island hosts Free Movie Day on December 28th

Alamo Drafthouse Staten Island Free Movie Day
Alamo Drafthouse Staten Island has the perfect way to discover your new favorite theater and break up the holiday doldrums between Christmas and New Year’s Eve – a Free Movie Day on Wednesday, December 28th. The acclaimed cinema eatery will welcome guests from Staten Island and beyond to experience its unique brand of film exhibition – with no talking or texting, custom ad-free pre-shows before every movie, and food and drinks delivered to your seat – with as many free movies as they can fit into a day. All guests have to do to reserve tickets is purchase a $5 food and beverage voucher for each screening they want to attend that can be redeemed toward the cinema’s renowned, made-from-scratch food and non-alcoholic beverages during the show. Tickets are available at drafthouse.com/nyc or via the Alamo Drafthouse mobile app.

Tuesday, December 20, 2022

James Gunn Addresses Internet Hate

James Gunn on DC's Future
Folks, let's be real for a minute. When Man of Steel came out, people were annoyed that the film didn't capture the more sunny tone of classic Superman comic stories. They kicked off the series with Superman murdering his on screen nemesis and it was A LOT to take in. Then came Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice, a film with enough melodrama to match its bloated name, and a soundtrack that blared and screeched and literally screamed until my head was splitting. Batman unmercifully mowed down piles of thugs alongside a nonstop parade of DC's finest comic moments chopped up and smooshed into one film as if its creators were screaming IS THIS WHAT YOU WANT YOU NERDY BASTARDS??!! No... no...... absolutely not. It's not what we wanted. GRIM DARK, the fans chanted, and the "Martha" memes were neverending. In stark contrast, the one-paragraph-long plot of Wonder Woman was an absolute ray of sunshine and Gal Gadot's portrayal made fans (mostly) forget they'd been screaming for a more physically Amazonian actress. 

Saturday, December 17, 2022

Redemption Reapers TRPG Arrives Feb. 2023

Redemption Reapers TRPG video game
Redemption Reapers, the dark fantasy tactical RPG developed by Adglobe and published by Binary Haze Interactive (ENDER LILIES: Quietus of the Knights), sneaks into striking distance and prepares for launch on Steam for Windows PC, PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch in February 2023.  

Redemption Reapers is being brought to life by industry luminaries, including tactical RPG veteran Masayuki Horikawa (Fire Emblem series director and scenario/level designer; Kingdom Hearts III planning), as well as a star-studded voice cast featuring Kyle McCarley (13 Sentinels: Aegis of Ruin, NieR: Automata), Allegra Clark (Apex Legends, Dragon Age: Inquisition), David Lodge (Persona 5, Final Fantasy XV), and Lucien Dodge (Fire Emblem: Three Houses, The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel series).

Wednesday, December 14, 2022

Trippy Shoot-Em-Up "NeverAwake" Launches Pre-Orders

NeverAwake Video Game

NeverAwake, the twin-stick shoot’em up set in the world of a young girl’s horrifying dreams from developer Neotro Inc and publisher Phoenixx, celebrates a hauntingly successful PC launch with a new accolades trailer. Console preorders begin today on the Nintendo Switch ahead of the Thursday, Jan. 19 console debut.

The Pee-Wee Herman Chia Pet Has Come!

Pee-Wee Herman Chia Pet 01

Let the fun begin with Pee-Wee Chia Pet! Just get those seeds a-mixin’, to Pee Wee’s head you’ll be a-fixin’ Start the water flowin’ and soon the Chia will be a-growin’! As Pee-Wee would say, the secret word of the day is “Ch-Ch-Chia!” Handmade terracotta pottery planter comes with 1 packet of Chia® seeds good for 3 plantings, a convenient plastic drip tray, and planting & care instructions. In just 1-2 weeks your Pee Wee Chia Pet will achieve maximum growth. Chia Planters can be washed and replanted indefinitely. Makes a great gift! 

Emo Zombie RomCom WARM BODIES Arrives on 4K SteelBook

Lionsgate Warm Bodies 4k SteelBook


WARM BODIES, the zom-rom-com from writer/director Jonathan Levine arrives on 4K SteelBook on February 7, 2023, featuring packaging designed by artist Matt Ryan Tobin.

Starring Nicholas Hoult, Teresa Palmer, Rob Corddry, Dave Franco, Analeigh Tipton, Cory Hardrict, and John Malkovich, WARM BODIES follows the unlikely romance between a beautiful teen girl and a sensitive undead slacker, setting off a chain of events with the power to transform the world.


Classic Cartoon Dungeons & Dragons Crew Return in IDW Comic

IDW Dungeons & Dragons Saturday Morning Adventures Comic Book 01
In 1983, six unsuspecting kids boarded a magical roller coaster and were transported to the Forgotten Realms…much to the awe and wonder of millions of children every Saturday morning! In celebration of its 40th anniversary, IDW will bring back the heroes of this cartoon classic in March with the new four-issue comic book miniseries, Dungeons & Dragons: Saturday Morning Adventures, a thrilling “lost episode” charting new territory in the world of D&D by writers David M. Booher (Canto), Sam Maggs (Rick and Morty Ever After), and artist George Kambadais (John Carter of Mars)!

Noble ranger Hank, intrepid acrobat Diana, quiet thief Sheila, impulsive barbarian Bobby, fearful cavalier Eric, and uncertain magician Presto only want to get back to their own world. But escaping the Realms has turned out to be much harder than getting there! Danger lurks at every turn, the enigmatic Dungeon Master is less than helpful, and Venger—the force of evil—will stop at nothing to get his hands on the magical weapons that the kids have come to rely on. To top it off, Hank has made a startling discovery: Despite the dangers, Sheila, Bobby, Diana, and the others aren’t so sure they want to go home after all!

Monday, December 12, 2022

"Too Many Cooks" Creators Return to Adult Swim

The Adult Swim Yule Log
Adult Swim fans received an early holiday gift last night with the reveal of a new feature horror film from Casper Kelly, the acclaimed writer/director behind the viral Adult Swim short “Too Many Cooks.” Fans who stay tuned for the “Adult Swim Yule Log” after last night’s Season Six finale of “Rick and Morty” witnessed a traditional holiday fireplace video transform into Adult Swim’s first-ever live-action feature. After last night’s surprise airing on Adult Swim, a must-see uncensored version of “Adult Swim Yule Log” is now available to stream on HBO Max and to purchase digitally. 

Jeff the Landshark Goes Solo

Marvel Comics It's Jeff #1

In 2018’s West Coast Avengers, a new Marvel super hero swam into the hearts of fans and hit the Marvel Universe like an adorable tidal wave: JEFF THE LANDSHARK! Since his introduction, Jeff has teamed up with some of Marvel biggest heroes and became a mega star in his own right, even starring in his own Eisner-nominated Infinity Comic on the Marvel Unlimited App. Written by Jeff’s creator Kelly Thompson and brought to life by the amazing talents of Gurihiru, this hit series will be collected in print for the first time this March in Jeff’s self-titled print comic book debut: IT’S JEFF #1! This collection of irresistible short stories will charm readers everywhere along with a brand-new tale exclusive to the issue! 

Saturday, December 10, 2022

Dobeki's THRASHER at Tenacious Toys

Tenacious Toys Dokebi's THRASHER Goblin vinyl art toy

Bro, Tenacious Toys is super stoked to drop the next variant of the legendary Dokebi's THRASHER Goblin vinyl art toy! This radical dude is a full 8 inches tall and towers over his little brother Puck, the Lil Painter, which was Chris Dokebi's first art toy.

THRASHER Goblin comes with his own skateboard with Danger Dog graphics, AND a killer sticker sheet full of correctly sized mini stickers that you can slap all over the deck of the skateboard!

With chunky skate shoes, a short sleeve hoodie and his tongue hangin out, this gnarly Goblin reminds us a lot of... Benny Kline, the grown up skater man-child that runs Tenacious Toys!

Thursday, December 8, 2022

Idris Elba Joins Cyberpunk 2077: Phantom Liberty

Cyberpunk 2077 Phantom Liberty
CD PROJEKT RED presented a brand new teaser trailer for Phantom Liberty, the upcoming Cyberpunk 2077 spy-thriller expansion, at The Game Awards 2022. The teaser features all new in-game and gameplay footage, and the reveal of a new cast member.

The teaser shown at the annual awards gala gives players an all new look at Night City’s Dogtown, where the expansion will be primarily set, as well as flashes of gameplay and brand new additions. The teaser also reveals new characters, chief among them Solomon Reed. 

EVANGELION:3.0+1.01 THRICE UPON A TIME In US Theaters for the First Time

EVANGELION 3.0+1.01 THRICE UPON A TIME

GKIDS, the acclaimed producer and distributor of animation for adult and family audiences, announced it will bring the highly anticipated fourth and final installment of the new theatrical “Rebuild” editions of the EVANGELION franchise, to theaters nationwide. GKIDS, in partnership with Fathom Events, will hold event screenings of the highly anticipated finale on December 6, 8 and 11 only.   

Tickets are on sale NOW at FathomEvents.com, GKIDS.com/EVANGELION and participating theater box offices.  

EVANGELION:3.0+1.01 THRICE UPON A TIME was released in Japanese theaters in 2021, where it was a critical and box office success becoming the highest-grossing film of the year with ¥10.28 billion (~$85 million) in local box office. The release marks the first time the film will be available in theaters in North America since its domestic release in Japan. 

IDW Dishing Out More Beauty of Horror Coloring Books for 2023

The Beauty of Horror 6 Famous Monsterpieces Coloring Book
Great works of art have survived the test of time, but will they survive Ghouliana’s wrath? The latest edition of IDW’s hit coloring book series, The Beauty of Horror 6: Famous Monsterpieces, aims to answer that very question. Bestselling creator Alan Robert of the popular rock band Life of Agony returns to let his undead superstar Ghouliana loose upon the halls of the art museum. The result is a GORE-geous reimagining of the world's most famous masterpieces. Looking to the future, The Beauty of Horror: Tarot Coloring Book, is the next in the popular series. Due out in August 2023, the book is available for pre-order now!

MrBeast Unveils the All-New NERF PRO GELFIRE X MRBEAST FULL AUTO BLASTER

NERF PRO GELFIRE X MRBEAST FULL AUTO BLASTER 01

Following NERF’s exciting partnership announcement with massive digital creator, MrBeast (AKA Jimmy Donaldson), comes the reveal of the NERF PRO GELFIRE X MRBEAST FULL AUTO BLASTER. The new blaster was officially revealed today by the popular creator himself in his latest giveaway challenge video and is now available for pre-order at Hasbro Pulse, Walmart, Target and Amazon.

The Witcher's Geralt Of Rivia Drops Into Fortnite

The Witcher in Fortnite
CD PROJEKT RED alongside Epic Games announced that monster slayer Geralt of Rivia will be featured in Fortnite Battle Royale’s Chapter 4 Battle Pass.

The collaboration between the two video game development studios will see witcher Geralt join Chapter 4 as a mid-season unlock. The character is best-known from CD PROJEKT RED’s award-winning The Witcher franchise, especially the highly awarded The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, which is soon to receive a free next-generation update in December.

DUNGEONS & DRAGONS: HONOR AMONG THIEVES Releases New BTS Featurette and Poster

DUNGEONS & DRAGONS HONOR AMONG THIEVES movie poster


Paramount Pictures, in association with eOne presents DUNGEONS & DRAGONS: HONOR AMONG THIEVES, Directed by Jonathan Goldstein & John Francis Daley, Starring Chris Pine, Michelle Rodriguez, Regé-Jean Page, Justice Smith, Sophia Lillis, Chloe Coleman, Daisy Head and Hugh Grant.

KUBO AND THE TWO STRINGS and THE BOXTROLLS Coming to 4K UHD

Laika and Shout Factory Kuba and the Two Strings 4k Ultra HD

Beloved by cinephiles worldwide, LAIKA has built a stellar reputation amongst film lovers for blending trailblazing artistry with bleeding-edge filmmaking technology to create timeless stories that resonate across generations. LAIKA and Shout! Factory are proud to announce Kubo and the Two Strings and The Boxtrolls will be available in 4K for the first time ever in the coming months, allowing fans to experience these cherished films in the highest possible fidelity.  Supervised by LAIKA’s visionary filmmaking team, these dazzling 4K remasters feature HDR and Dolby Vision plus Dolby Atmos for the ultimate entertainment experience. 

GHOSTBUSTERS: SPIRITS UNLEASHED Adding Additional Maps, Ghosts & More

Ghostbusters Spirits Unleashed Muncher Ghost

Ghostbusters: Spirits Unleashed, is a 4v1 action-packed video game that launched on Tuesday, October 18, from the asymmetrical multiplayer experts at IllFonic. Today the developer and self-publisher shares some information on its support plan for the title in 2023.

At launch gamers were able to hunt or haunt through five unique maps in Ghostbusters: Spirits Unleashed. Early in quarter one of 2023, IllFonic will be adding a new map to the mix, The Facility. The Facility closed for good in the late 1980s and has been recently purchased by a private investor group, who have plans to renovate and reopen the facility. Unfortunately for them, it’s being plagued by ghostly activity, and construction crews refuse to enter this haunted health center.

Wednesday, December 7, 2022

9 to 5 Warriors Will Trigger Your Flashback Reflexes

9 to 5 Warriors toy line
Introducing 9 to 5 Warriors. An exciting new toyline created for the "Toys R' Us" kids that never grew up. Offering 10 unique characters that are perfect for your cubicle or home office.

The 9 to 5 Warriors are available for a limited time through Big Bad Toy Store. Join the battle with Major Eraser and the Water Cooler Commandos as they keep the peace. Or wreak havoc alongside Colonel Custard and the Break Room Bandits. Choose your side as these two forces clash over Total Office Domination!

New Diamond Select Dropping with Marvel, G.I. Joe and Star Wars

Diamond Select G.I.Joe Minimates



The holidays are starting early! DST is delivering a sackful of goodies to comic shops this Wednesday, including items from G.I. Joe, Marvel and Star Wars! Minimates, Select figures, busts, statues, Jumbo figures… it’s the best of all worlds! Read on for details, then find a store near you at comicshoplocator.com or order online at diamondselecttoys.com and gentlegiantltd.com!

Super 7 Resurrects Mr.Bones

Super 7 Mr Bones ReAction Figure 01


Super7’s latest release brings back a classic confection in ReAction Figure form! This 3.75” articulated Mr. Bones ReAction Figure features the skeletal scamp in a patchwork of bright colors inspired by the vintage puzzle candy treat and comes with a tombstone accessory. You may not be able to eat this version of Mr. Bones but this ReAction Figure will definitely satisfy your hunger for nostalgia! 

Cyanide & Happiness’ Third Card Game, Master Dater, Starts Swooning Dec. 8

Cyanide & Happiness Card Game Master Dater 01
Master Dater, the latest comedic card game from Explosm, the minds behind the Cyanide & Happiness webcomic enjoyed by more than 25 million daily users, is single and ready to mingle with a physical retail release hitting (on) US store shelves Thursday, Dec. 8, 2022.

Step into the shoes of a sparkly-eyed Sexy Single and draw one of 69 (nice) Interest Cards across Love, Flame, and Spark categories to determine oddly specific requirements for a romantic partner. Transform into an eye-catching, enigmatic suitor by combining parts from 90 different Head and 90 distinct Body Cards. Give convincing verbal arguments to sway the Sexy Single to award each Interest Card per category to potential future beaus, baes, and non-binary babes. 

Robert Graham Partners with Star Trek for Limited-Edition Apparel Collection

The Star Trek x Robert Graham Apparel collection

Luxury American eclectic lifestyle brand, Robert Graham is excited to announce the launch of their limited-edition collaboration with Star Trek. The Star Trek x Robert Graham collection combines Robert Graham’s signature “wearable art” design with iconography from Star Trek, one of the most lauded science fiction franchises.

“As we began our design process with Star Trek, we quickly identified shared principles between our brands, including: the art of discovery, the pursuit of truth, and inspiring graphic elements that quickly became collectibles”, explained Sean Chadwick, VP of Design. “The collaboration was synergistic on many levels--from the RG brand mantra, “Knowledge. Wisdom. Truth”, that appears on every garment, to the art and science behind our design techniques, to the loyal RG Collector fan base, we knew we had a rich story to tell together,” he added.

Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power Announces New Cast Members for Season Two

Lord of the Rings The Rings of Power
The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power has announced seven new recurring cast members for the forthcoming second season, currently in production in the UK.

“Since its premiere, The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power has been bringing audiences together to experience the magic and wonder of J.R.R. Tolkien’s magnificent Middle-earth. To date, season one is the top Original series for Prime Video in every region and has been viewed by over 100 million people worldwide, a truly global hit that speaks to the universal nature of powerful storytelling. We welcome these wonderful actors to our ‘fellowship’ and look forward to telling more incredible Second Age stories in season two,” said Vernon Sanders, Head of Global Television, Amazon Studios.

Factory Entertainment Announces Men In Black Prop Replicas


Factory Entertainment men in black prop replica neuralizer

Factory Entertainment, the Concord, California based manufacturer of licensed pop culture collectibles and specialist in movie prop replicas, announced today the latest entries in its ever-expanding line of geek-gadget gear that sci fi and movie fans are sure to love -- a pair of Neuralyzer prop replicas from the hit Columbia Pictures film series, Men In Black.

The electro bio-mechanical neural transmitting zero synapse re-positioner, more commonly known as the Neuralyzer, or in Agent J’s case, ‘the flashy-thing,’ can now be yours at www.factoryent.com!

The Neuralyzer prop replica is available in two separate versions, each based on its respective film; 1997's Men In Black and 2002's Men In Black II.

Hello Kitty: Super Style! Series on Amazon Kids + December 7

Hello Kitty Super Style on Amazon Kids
This month, the world is getting a little cuter and kinder with the arrival of Hello Kitty: Super Style!, coming exclusively to Amazon Kids+ on December 7. Along with a cast of beloved Sanrio characters and a few new friends, global pop culture icon Hello Kitty makes her 3D debut in this new Amazon Kids+ Original animated series, created for viewers ages 5-8. The series is a continuation of Sanrio’s commitment to build emotional connections with existing and new generations of fans through digital content that encourages a community of kindness and inclusivity.

Friday, December 2, 2022

Call Me Miss Cleo Doc Coming to HBO MAX December 15th

Call Me Miss Cleo Documentary
The Max Original documentary CALL ME MISS CLEO, debuts THURSDAY, DECEMBER 15 on HBO Max. This eye-opening film, produced by Gunpowder & Sky, chronicles the rise, fall, and reinvention of controversial and revered ‘90s television psychic Miss Cleo and features testimonials with those closest to her, as well as actresses Raven-Symoné and Debra Wilson. 

Disney 100 Movie Marathon at The El Capitan Theatre

Disney 100 Movie Marathon at The El Capitan Theatre
Tickets are on sale now to see the Disney 100 Movie Marathon at The El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood. The marathon will include Beauty and the Beast (1991), Aladdin (1992), The Lion King (1994) and Frozen.

Tickets are $40 and include admission to all four films (so note, that's FOUR films, not 100), an event credential with a lanyard, 20oz bottled beverage, D100 popcorn container with popcorn, and a collectible print. Family packs are available for $120 and include four of each item.