Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Doctor Who - The Fate of Peter Capaldi's The Musketeers Character

Now that Peter Capaldi has a new job as the 12th Doctor on Doctor Who he no longer has time to play the villainous Cardinal Richelieu.  So the Cardinal will be killed off screen as reported by the Radio Times. Actor Tom Burke who plays Athos confirmed this in a quote to the Radio Times.

"Come the next series, the Cardinal will be dead. He'll just be gone.  It's a great example of economic storytelling. Their new nemesis will be Rochefort, who's played by Marc Warren."

Source: Digital Spy

New Comic Book Checklist For 4/23/14


  • Buffy: The Vampire Slayer: Season 10: 2
  • Conan: Avenger 1
  • EC Archives:THC: Weird Fantasy 1
  • Eltingville Club (One Shot)
  • Halo: Escalation 5
  • Mass Effect: Foundation 10
  • Massive 22
  • Mind MGMT 21
  • Star Wars: Legacy II 14
  • Star Wars:TPB: Omnibus: Knights Of the Old Republic 3
  • Tomb Raider 3
  • Witcher 2

All-New ARMOR HUNTERS Previews: ARMOR HUNTERS #1 | UNITY #8 – Coming in June!

This June, Earth will be the greatest hunt of all when VALIANT FIRST unleashes the FIRST ISSUE of 2014’s must-read crossover event – ARMOR HUNTERS #1 (of 4) – from superstar creators Robert Venditti (X-O MANOWAR, Green Lantern) and Doug Braithwaite (UNITY, Justice)! Then, Valiant's hardest-hitting team of heroes join the fight in UNITY #8 – the beginning of an all-new story arc at the epicenter of the ARMOR HUNTERS' onslaught by New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt (RAI, Mind MGMT) and acclaimed artist Stephen Segovia (Superior Carnage)!


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE | MILWAUKIE, OR— Dark Horse Comics is headed to Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo 2014 in Chicago this weekend!
Join us for free signings by visiting Dark Horse at booth #619 and come see our panels! Details are below!

Free comics, prints, or posters will be available at each signing. There will also be items available for sale. Certain restrictions may apply. Please note that signings will be ticketed or capped as needed. All events are subject to change. 

Comics featuring C2E2 exclusive variant covers are available in limited quantities. All proceeds from the convention variant of The Witcher will benefit Sharon and Stan Sakai.

SUPREME: BLUE ROSE #1 blooms in July

Warren Ellis and Tula Lotay re-introduce
the central Image Comics character
You are not dreaming.
We are trying to communicate with you.
Local reality has been reinstalled.
Things have gone wrong.
The revision has corrupted.
Finding Ethan Crane is your supreme priority.
We are speaking to you from the ultimate bunker within the structure of multiversal time.
Do not trust Darius Dax.
We are all going to die. 

WonderCon 2014: HARBINGER #25 and HARBINGER: OMEGAS #1 – A Brand New Era Begins This Summer!

Spinning out of the deadly consequences of "Death of a Renegade" in next week's HARBINGER #22, Valiant is proud to announce two major milestones coming this summer for the wildly acclaimed ongoing series HARBINGER by New York Times best-selling writer Joshua Dysart!

As detailed today at WonderCon 2014, the title will reach its long-planned finale with July's HARBINGER #25 – an oversized, anniversary milestone issue featuring the final chapter of Dysart's long-running confrontation between Harbinger's super-powered team of teenage Renegades and their omega-powered ex-mentor, telekinetic zealot Toyo Harada.



A Best American Comics 2013 selection!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: ANAHEIM, CA—With overwhelming fan support and critical success in Dark Horse Presents, Tony Puryear and Erika Alexander’s Concrete Park is slated for a new miniseries this fall!

When young Earth outcasts are exiled to “Scare City,” a vast outpost on a distant desert planet, they must find a path to redemption or be destroyed by their own violence. Concrete Park, a dark, sexy sci-fi saga by Tony Puryear (screenwriter of Eraser) and Erika Alexander (Living Single), is filled with unforgettable protagonists, a colorful supporting cast, redemption, romance, and nonstop action presented in an exceptional, vibrant style.


Kingdom of Heaven meets Starship Troopers in new comic series!
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: ANAHEIM, CA—Dark Horse Comics is pleased to debut Dark Ages, another cosmic thrill ride from Guardians of the Galaxy’s Dan Abnett!
The creators of Vertigo’s The New Deadwardians, Dan Abnett and I.N.J. Culbard, deliver medieval sci-fi action in Dark Ages! The medieval world is locked in war. As a godless mercenary company slogs across Europe in search of sustenance and coin, they encounter a demonic force born not of hell, but of somewhere else entirely!

The Top Cow Universe explodes with APHRODITE IX/CYBER FORCE

An epic new story for these fan favorites begins...
Top Cow is pleased to announce a double-sized crossover event unlike any before! Coming July 2, APHRODITE IX/CYBER FORCE #1, written by Matt Hawkins and with art by Stjepan Šejić, will begin a crossover spin-off series that fans won’t want to miss.

Two teams, seven centuries apart, united by one woman’s diabolical plan. The Chairwoman from CYBER FORCE and APHRODITE IX had a plan to recreate the world in her children’s image. Things didn’t go as planned. Featuring the present day team of Cyber Force and the 28th century Aphrodite IX, this story lays the origins of the new comic series IXTH GENERATION, launching in 2015.


Valiant's all-star superteam is getting a new recruit!

Valiant is proud to announce that Bloodshot will join X-O Manowar, Ninjak, the Eternal Warrior, and Livewire as the newest member of the Unity team in UNITY #8 – the FIRST ISSUE of an all-new, standalone story arc spinning directly out of the pages of ARMOR HUNTERS #1 (of 4)!

From New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt (Rai, Mind MGMT) and red-hot artist Stephen Segovia (Superior Carnage), jump on board here as the deadly nanite-enhanced commando known only as Bloodshot steps out of the pages of his solo series and into the ranks of Valiant's best-selling superteam for a perilous new mission at the epicenter of the ARMOR HUNTERS' alien onslaught!

VALIANT Announces VALIANT FIRST Exclusives and Programming for C2E2 2014

VALIANT Announces VALIANT FIRST Exclusives and Programming for C2E2 2014 – With RAI, ARMOR HUNTERS, and More!

From April 25th-27th, Valiant will be unleashing a calvacade of VALIANT FIRST news and exclusives direct from C2E2 2014 – Chicago's premier comics and pop culture convention!

Join Valiant at Booth #317 for a weekend packed with signings from Valiant creators, including artist Clayton Henry (Harbinger, Archer & Armstrong), writer Justin Jordan (Shadowman, X-O Manowar #25), colorist Brian Reber (Unity, X-O Manowar), and more surprise guests! Plus, look for a ton of free giveaways and con-exclusive products, including the RAI #1 Graham Crackers Shared Exclusive Variant by fan favorite artist Kalman Andrasofszky (X-23)!

 Limited to 750 copies, get the jump on the hotly anticipated debut title of the VALIANT FIRST

Monday, April 21, 2014

Doctor Who Hugo Awards Nominations

The Hugo Awards nominations are out and well Doctor Who picked up quite a few. In fact they dominated an entire category.  That category is Best Dramatic Presentation, Short Form Category.
Here is a list of the Doctor Who nominations and the other two nominations in that category.

Best Dramatic Presentation, Short Form (760 nominating ballots)
  • An Adventure in Space and Time, written by Mark Gatiss, directed by Terry McDonough (BBC Television)
  • Doctor Who: “The Day of the Doctor”, written by Steven Moffat, directed by Nick Hurran (BBC Television)
  • Doctor Who: “The Name of the Doctor”, written by Steven Moffat, directed by Saul Metzstein (BBC Televison)
  • The Five(ish) Doctors Reboot, written & directed by Peter Davison (BBC Television)
  • Game of Thrones: “The Rains of Castamere”, written by David Benioff & D.B. Weiss, directed by David Nutter (HBO Entertainment in association with Bighead, Littlehead; Television 360; Startling Television and Generator Productions)
  • Orphan Black: “Variations under Domestication” written by Will Pascoe, directed by John Fawcett (Temple Street Productions; Space/BBC America)
Note: Category has six nominees due to a tie for the final position.

Now I might be a bit biased but I would really love it if The Five(ish) Doctors Reboot won mainly because Peter Davison is my favorite Doctor and well it was one of the best things shown on the 23rd of November for the 50th.

Other notable Doctor Who nominations in literature are:

 “The Girl Who Loved Doctor Who”, written by Paul Cornell, illustrated by Jimmy Broxton (Doctor Who Special 2013, IDW)

 Queers Dig Time Lords: A Celebration of Doctor Who by the LGBTQ Fans Who Love It, Edited by Sigrid Ellis & Michael Damian Thomas (Mad Norwegian Press)

The Hugo winners will be announced at  Loncon 3, London August 17, 2014.

Here is a link for all the nominations.

Doctor Who - John Barrowman Joins Boston ComicCon Growing Guest List

New England Doctor Who and Torchwood fans make sure you save the date of August 8th to the 10th as Captain Jack himself John Barrowman will be a guest at this years Boston ComicCon.  He will be joining fellow Torchwood cast mate Eve Myles who will also be attending the convention this year.  Also James Marsters who guest stared in Series Two of Torchwood will be in attendance also and should be a fun time.  Make sure you attend his panel as it will be the most entertaining panel of the weekend.  You can order your tickets at the Boston Comic Con website and also see who else will be in Boston in August.

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Star Wars- Rebels Clip

Uh.. okay - not really liking the animation.  The person animation may be a step better than Star Wars Clone Wars but the ship animation looks cartoony.

Big Finish Takes on Gerry Anderson's Terrahawks

Big Finish, which creates audio adventures for Doctor Who, Blake's 7 and so many more shows, will be doing 8 stories based on the 1983 Gerry Anderson TV series, Terrahawks.  Gerry's son, Jamie Anderson, is spearheading the project stating that the series ran for 39 episodes and was very close to go on but was canceled suddenly.  Some of those scripts written but never shot will now be adapted for audio by Big Finish.  Some of the original voice cast will return for this audio series that is planned for release in 2015.

Terrahawks was about a secret group called the Terrahawks, who defended the earth from an evil android called Zelda.  The series was made in Supermacromation which was using puppets controlled from below as opposed to Supermarionation with puppets and wires from above as with Thunderbirds.

Pre-order is available here -