Monday, September 30, 2013

Thunderbirds TV Series Casting

Weta Workshop's Thunderbirds Are Go TV series is slated for a 2015 airing and has begun casting for the various voices for this CG and live action TV series.

Rasmus Hardiker (Your Highness) will voice brothers Scott and Alan Tracy.

Kayvan Novak (Skins) will play Brains

Andres Williams (M.I. High) will be the villain The Hood.

Angel Coulby (Merlin) will be a new character, Kayo.

David Menkin (Bob the Builder) plays Virgil Tracy

Thomas Brody Sangster (Game of Thrones, Phineas and Ferb)  plays John and Gordon Tracy

Adjoa Andoh (Doctor Who - Francine Jones) plays Colonel Casey (new character)

Sandra Dickinson (Hitch-Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy) will be Grandma Tracy

Rosamund Pike (The World's End, Die Another Day) will play Lady Penelope

David Graham (Doctor Who - Dalek Voice, Fireball Xl5) will reprise his part as Parker which he played in the original 1966 TV Gerry Anderson TV series.

Lost in Space on Blu-ray?

Lost in Space is getting the HD treatment.  Like any series originally made on film, transferring the original film to an HD format is possible and now Lost in Space joins the group of other series to go this route including Star Trek, Twilight Zone and Space:1999.

No official word as of yet but this HD test shows off the high quality that can be experienced for all 85 episodes.

The debate, as usual is whether to release the format in the original 1.33.1 aspect or the 1.78.1 "widescreen" aspect.  While the widescreen will fit in today's TV format and will give you a little bit more off the side of the screen, it will cut off a bit of the top and bottom as seen in this video above.  In theory the widescreen will work but often these shows used the 1.33:1 aspect to frame shots so you might see lights, cables and the edge of the set.  One suspects that these errors would be adjusted so they don't show in the new format but you will not be seeing the show as it was originally intended.  Star Trek did the right thing and had the 1.33:1 format preserved with its release.

Doctor Who 50th Anniversary: Christopher Eccleston The 9th Doctor

First off in what will probably be a very unpopular statement I do not like Christopher Eccleston’s Ninth Doctor.  Don’t get me wrong I will watch his stories and do watch the ones I like quite frequently every year.  But I just don’t have much love for the Ninth Doctor.   Now this is not going to be a rip on Eccleston or I hate the Ninth Doctor rant but will be more of an appreciation for what he did in Doctor Who’s history and the shows very welcome return. 

Sunday, September 29, 2013

Doctor Who 50th Anniversary: Top 5 Christopher Eccleston Stories

Top 5 Christopher Eccleston Stories

So here we are with the Ninth Doctor and his top 5 stories.  Since he does not have a lot of stories because he decided to quit after the first series I’ve decided to do his five best stories.  This list was easy as there were five that really stood out and well the others were just mediocre.  So here are the stories I think are the best of the Christopher Eccleston era.  

Saturday, September 28, 2013

Doctor Who #SaveTheDay Sting Teaser Trailers

Well here is the hashtag #SaveTheDay and uneventful teaser for The 50th Anniversary Special/

Doctor Who 50th Anniversary: Bad Wolf/ The Parting Of The Ways

Doctor Who: 
Bad Wolf/ The Parting of the Ways 
By Russell T. Davies

“I am the Bad Wolf. I create myself. I take the words, I scatter them in time and space. A message to lead myself here.”

The Doctor, Rose and Jack have been taken off the TARDIS by a teleport and dropped into familiar game shows of the past that are now housed on Satellite 5.  The Doctor is concerned that something isn’t what it seems especially if whoever it is is powerful enough to teleport them from inside the TARDIS.   The Doctor and Jack both escape their games but Rose is in trouble on The Weakest Link game and is in danger of being disintegrated.  Unfortunately they are too late and the Anndroid does the deed and Rose is dead.

The Doctor and Jack make their way to level 500 and Jack discovers the TARDIS in one of the archive rooms.  He also makes another discovery.  Rose isn’t dead in fact she has been teleported somewhere else.  The Doctor tries and figures out what is going on by talking to the controller.  What he discovers brings terror to him and to Jack.  Rose is on a Dalek ship and there appears to be an armada of them.  The Doctor must save Rose and defeat the Dalek invasion force even if it costs him his Ninth incarnation.

Doctor Who 50th HashTag, Idents Announced During Atlantis and Behind The Scenes Picture Released

The BBC have announced that hashtags and idents for the 50th Anniversary special will be released during Atlantis tonight.  There is also news that the trailer is being made and news of that release will be forth coming.  They also released a behind the scenes picture of the special also.  Nothing all to revealing as it is a bunch of Daleks similiar to the ones they have released in July.  You can view the tweets and pictures below.

Friday, September 27, 2013

The Avengers: Age Of Ultron SDCC Teaser

Here is the teaser for the next Avengers movie which was shown at SDCC this year and has now been officially released. 

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Doctor Who - Scream of the Shalka DVD Review

Doctor Who: 
Scream of the Shalka 
By Paul Cornell 
Starring Richard E. Grant, Sophie Okendo and 
Derek Jacobi

Way back in 2003 there were two Doctor Who things going on.  Firstly and the one most people remember is the news that Doctor Who will be returning to television being helmed by Russell T. Davies in a 13 episode series.  What a way to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Doctor Who with the news that the show was returning and would begin filming sometime in 2004.  The other was the BBCi planned Doctor Who series of webisodes featuring a Ninth Doctor.  Scream of the Shalka was supposed to be the beginning of a new series and was all set to go but well a certain piece of news derailed it and Scream of Shalka would end up being a one shot and well it was new Doctor Who for the 40th but just not what we really wanted but that would come in a few years.

Agents of Shield Trailers For Upcoming Season and Episode 2

Here is a couple of trailers for Agents of SHIELD.  One is for the season and one is for next Tuesdays episode.

Thor: The Dark World TV Spot

Here is a TV spot that aired during Agents of SHIELD. At this point we would have seen the whole movie before its released with all these trailers and TV spots.

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Lots of Starships to Scale

Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D Ratings Hit!

ABC is happy with 11.9 million viewers for the debut of Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.  This is the highest rating for a drama so far this season although to be fair, the season is really just starting.  It is also the best start in 4 years with ABC's V.  The big number is the 4.6 rating for the age range of 18-49.

Aliens - Eclectic Method

Doctor Who 50th Anniversary: Boom Town By @Paul_Bowler

Doctor Who:
Boom Town
By Russell T. Davies
Reviewed By Paul Bowler

"In the family Slitheen, we had no choice. I was made to carry out my first kill at thirteen. If I'd refused, my father would have fed me to the Venom Grubs. If I'm a killer, it's because I was born to kill. It's all I know. Doctor, are you even listening to me?"

Returning to Earth, the Doctor lands the TARDIS in Cardiff to use the energy from the Cardiff Rift to recharge the time machines engines. Mickey arrives to meet up with the Doctor, Rose, and their new travelling companion Jack Harkness. They decide to go for some lunch, where the Doctor notices a newspaper article featuring Margaret Blaine, a Slitheen who the Doctor and Rose encountered in Aliens of London & World War Three earlier in season one. Having believed that the Slitheen, who use special human suits to disguise their lumbering green bodies, were all dead, the time travellers set off to discover what Margaret is up to.

Margaret, who is now the Mayor of Cardiff, has special plans for a new nuclear power plant. She intends to use a sophisticated device called the extrapolator to cause a reactor meltdown, one that will open the Cardiff Rift, and provide her with the power she needs to escape from Earth. The Doctor and his companions capture Margaret, and the Time Lord decides that she must return to her home planet of Raxacoricofallapatorious, even though it will mean that Margaret will have to face the death penalty if she goes back.

The Doctor allows Margaret one last wish, a final meal, before he takes her back to her home planet. While the Doctor and Margaret go out to dinner, Jack returns to the TARDIS and begins to fix the extrapolator to the console to speed up the recharging process. Margaret and the Doctor have their evening meal, with the Slitheen making several attempts to kill the Doctor, but the Time Lord easily outwits her. She even tries to appeal for sympathy from the Doctor, playing on the fact that she as she will be killed if she returns to her homeworld. Meanwhile, Rose and Mickey’s relationship takes a turn for the worse after Ricky tells her that has been seeing someone else while Rose has been away and travelling with the Doctor.

"Gotham" A New Series Focusing On Gordon Headed To Fox

Gotham a series focusing on the early years of Commissioner Gordon before the arrival of Batman has been given a series commitment from Fox.  Bruno Heller who is the creator of the Mentalist will write and executive produce the series.  The series is set to focus on the early days of Gordon as a detective and the villains that would later plague Batman.  This is pretty good news considering that we might be getting a Flash series and with Arrow and Shield around it is looking good for super heroes to be having a major presence on TV.  

Source: CBR

New Comic Book Checklist For 9/25/2013

  • Captain Midnight 3
  • Criminal Macabre: Eyes Of Frankenstein 1
  • Criminal Macabre/30 Days of Night: Final Night:TPB:
  • Dark Horse Presents 28
  • Eerie:THC: Archives 14
  • Empowered: Special 5
  • Hellboy: Itty Bitty Hellboy 2
  • King Conan: Hour Of the Dragon 5
  • Mass Effect: Foundation 3
  • Mind MGMT 15
  • Sin Titulo:HGN:
  • Star Wars: Legacy 7

Trailer For "Big Ass Spider" !!!!!!!!!

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Doctor Who 50th Anniversary: The Empty Child/The Doctor Dances

Doctor Who 
The Empty Child/The Doctor Dances 
By Steven Moffat
“What's life? Life's easy. A quirk of matter. Nature's way of keeping meat fresh. Nothing to a nanogene. One problem, though. These nanogenes, they're not like the ones on your ship. This lot have never seen a human being before. Don't know what a human being's supposed to look like. All they've got to go on is one little body, and there's not a lot left. But they carry right on. They do what they're programmed to do. They patch it up. Can't tell what's gasmask and what's skull, but they do their best. Then off they fly, off they go, work to be done. Because, you see, now they think they know what people should look like, and it's time to fix all the rest. And they won't ever stop. They won't ever, ever stop. The entire human race is going to be torn down and rebuilt in the form of one terrified child looking for its mother, and nothing in the world can stop it!”

The Doctor and Rose are chasing a metal cylinder through the time vortex.  It is a high priority and The Doctor uses the TARDIS computers to lock in on it and follows it to Earth.  They land in London in the year 1941 during the height of German bombing blitz.  The problem is it will be difficult for The Doctor and Rose to find the cylinder as it is war time and the army is guarding it.  Rose wanders off and ends up getting caught hanging onto the rope of a barrage balloon as she was trying to help a kid on a roof wearing a gas mask.  She is soon rescued by the mysterious Captain Jack Harkness who knows where the cylinder is and wants to sell it for profit and wants to make a deal with Rose and The Doctor.

 Meanwhile The Doctor is curious about the mysterious girl named Nancy who is walking around during the airraid.  She appears to know more about the kid with the gas mask than she is letting on and The Doctor is worried about what the kid is and can do.  Nancy tells The Doctor to go to the hospital and see Doctor Constantine. The Doctor arrives at the hospital and is shocked at what he sees.  He sees tons of patients that have the same symptoms as the kid with the gas mask.  Doctor  Constantine tells The Doctor that the epidemic is spreading and not to let them touch you.  The Doctor realizes what is going on and if he does not act quickly the entire human race will be wearing gas masks on their face.

New Thor: The Dark World Posters Featuring Sif And Jane Foster

Monday, September 23, 2013

Has Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D Gotten Themselves Their First Supervillain???

The synopsis for episode 3 reveals that there is a certain Doctor listed.  Doctor Franklin Hall who eventually becomes Graviton is a villain that been a thorn in The Avengers side in the past.   The episode is titled "The Asset" and Doctor Hall is kidnapped and Agent Coulson and his agents are responsible in finding him.  You can read the full synopsis at the link below.

Superman: Earth One Volume Two Review

Earth One  
Vol 2 
By J. Michael Straczynski  
And Shane Davis

After the great success of their first story in Volume 1 2012 saw the release of their next story in Volume 2.  Yes I know this is 2013 and in fact I did buy this book when it was released last year in November but have just gotten around to reading it.  I really enjoyed the first volume of the alternate take on Superman with a new twist to his beginnings.  For the most part the origin is the same but what we get is a new dimension on the struggles the man has with fitting in with humans and letting people close to him as an adult.  The second volume continues with that theme of exploring the man who is Superman and gives us a new version of a familiar foe to cause him some headaches.

The Big Bang Theory's Jim Parsons Wins An Emmy Yet Again For Sheldon Cooper

Jim Parson's won his 3rd Emmy last night for playing Sheldon Cooper on the hit show The Big Bang Theory.  The extremely popular show that follows the life of 4 geek friends and their significant others did not take home the prize for best comedy show but hopefully next year.  Here's to Jim Parsons and lets hope he wins number 4 next year and gives us some laugh out loud moments as Sheldon Cooper starting this Thursday at 8PM.

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Creature At Bay - New Pilot by Bryan Singer

A new TV series, Creature At Bay is being worked on by producer Bryan Singer for the SyFy Channel.  Bad Hat Harry Productions and writer John Cabrera are creating a 90 minute pilot about the aftermath of a giant monster being killed off the coast of California. Sort of sounds like a prequel to Pacific Rim and the Kaiju - could be interesting.

The Man From Uncle - Henry Cavill

The first shot of Henry Cavill as Napolepon Solo of The Man From Uncle has surfaced -

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Titan Merchandise NYCC Doctor Who Exclusive Merchandise

For those of you who were unable to go to San Diego Comic Con and get the cool stuff that was available for Doctor Who from Titan Merchandise, like myself, well if you are lucky enough to get a ticket to the sold out show then you have a chance to get some pretty cool swag.  I myself am going for the 11 Doctors vinyl figures set.  Here is what will be available from Titan Merchandise Booth #2142

New York Comic Con launch of All Eleven Doctor Series TITANS

Be the one of the first people in the world to pick up the latest wave of Doctor Who TITANS!
Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the world's favorite space-and-time-traveling adventurer with the latest range of TITANS from Titan Merchandise.
This 11 character 50th Anniversary set is based upon BBC America's unique hit TV show and includes ALL numbered Doctors to date - from 1963's First Doctor to 2013's Eleventh Doctor! Each figure is 3" blind-boxed and some figures come with a character specific accessory. PLUS: 5 hidden chase figures for you to hunt and collect!
*Limited Numbers at Titan Booth #2142 - purchase limited to two pieces per Comic Con attendee*

The Statue of Liberty: an icon of freedom and a welcoming signal for all arrivals into the United States. However, she's actually one of the Doctor's most fearsome adversaries: a time-energy-feeding Weeping Angel!
This new 8" scaled-up incarnation of our hugely popular Doctor Who 3" TITANS recreates the Statue of Liberty Weeping Angel - in all her menacing glory - from the instant-classic 2012 episode "The Angels Take Manhattan."
*VERY Limited Numbers at Titan Booth #2142 - purchase limited to two pieces per Comic Con attendee*
They will also have the 10th Doctor vinyls from San Diego The Parting of the Ways and Voyage of the Damned tuxedo version along with some of the same t- shirts and some new ones.

Friday, September 20, 2013

Doctor Who 50th Anniversary: Father's Day

Doctor Who: 
Father’s Day 
By Paul Cornell
“I did it again. I picked another stupid ape. I should've known. It's not about showing you the universe. It never is. It's about the universe doing something for you.”
Rose asks The Doctor to take her back to November 7th 1987 the day that her Dad died.  She wants to be sure he doesn’t die alone like the way he does in the story that Jackie tells.  At first Rose gets cold feet and she just watches him die and asks The Doctor if she can try again.  Against his better judgment he reluctantly agrees and they go back to that fateful moment. But it doesn’t go as planned.

Rose changes her mind and runs out and saves her father from getting hit by the car that takes his life changing history and making The Doctor extremely angry.  The web of time has been affected and serious consequences could happen. The Doctor decides to leave Rose in 1987 but when he gets back to the TARDIS it is nothing but an ordinary Police Box.  Something devastating has happened as deadly Reapers start appearing out of nowhere killing people.  You see while Pete Tyler lives Earth is destined to be destroyed and The Doctor must come up with a plan to save the Earth from Rose’s stupid mistake at the risk of hurting his young companion.

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Happy 50th Anniversary Doctor Who!!!!

On this day, Thursday September 19, 50 years ago, shooting began on Doctor Who!!  Some filmed sequences were created ahead of time before the actual in studio recording was done.  The first scene filmed was of the TARDIS as seen at the end of the episode "An Unearthly Child."

Doctor Who 50th Anniversary: The Long Game

Doctor Who:
The Long Game
By Russell T. Davies

“And no one's going to stop you because you've bred a human race that doesn't bother to ask questions. Stupid little slaves, believing every lie. They'll just trot right into the slaughter house if they're told it's made of gold.”

The Doctor, Rose and Adam arrive on Satellite 5 in the year 200,000 which is during The Fourth Great and Bountiful Earth Empire.  They do a little bit of exploring and find out that Satellite 5 main job is to send information across the Earth Empire.   Lots of stuff goes on in Satellite 5 like how they do the information sending which is pretty strange in itself as the computer is interfaced from a chip they implant in you.  The highest upgrade has the info downloaded into your brain directly.

The Doctor is not at all convinced that things are what they seem as it is extremely warm on Satellite 5.  Plus what happens to those who are promoted to floor 500. It seems once you get up there you never return or seen from again.   The Doctor and Rose curiosity has been aroused and are determined to find out what the big mystery of floor 500 is.

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Doctor Who New Releases From BBC Home Entertainment - October & November Highlights

BBC America Home Entertainment has released some details on their Doctor Who DVD releases leading up to the 50th Anniversary.  Unlike in the UK the North America Tenth Planet release has not been moved up to October.  The Tenth Planet and Terror of the Zygons are ones fans have been clamoring for and they finally get the DVD treatment.


Street Date: October1, 2013
Suggested Retail Price: DVD $39.98 ($49.98 in Canada)
Length: Approx. 448 mins + bonus material/ 4- disc set
BBC Home Entertainment continues its celebration of the 50th anniversary of Doctor Who by looking back at the actors who have portrayed the series’ iconic hero over its historic past. The years 1981-1996 saw four new actors portray the Doctor: Peter Davison (1981-83), Colin Baker (1984-86), Sylvester McCoy (1987-89) and Paul McGann (1996). This collection features a retrospective on each actor and their tenure as the Doctor, followed by one full story for each Doctor, including Earthshock, Vengeance on Varos, Remembrance of the Daleks, and Doctor Who: The Movie, presented in both widescreen, feature-length version and in its episodic, original format. Bonus features include a specially recorded introduction to each classic story by executive producer Steven Moffat. The set also includes an exclusive set of 4 fridge magnets, one for each Doctor.


Street Date: October 8, 2013
Suggested Retail Price: DVD $34.98 ($43.98 in Canada)
Length: Approx. 98 mins + bonus material / 2-disc set
Returning to Earth, the Fourth Doctor (Tom Baker), Sarah Jane (Elisabeth Sladen) and Harry (Ian Marter) arrive in the Scottish Highlands to investigate the mysterious destruction of several oil rigs in the North Sea. Local superstition speaks of a deadly threat that lurks in the mists of Tulloch Moor, but the truth is even more disturbing: the legendary Loch Ness monster is a terrifying cyborg beast which is controlled by the Zygons, an advanced alien race who are desperate to ensure their own survival, at any cost. This digitally re-mastered edition of the Doctor Who classic includes an extended cut of Episode 1; Audio Commentary with producer Philip Hinchcliffe, writer Robert Banks Stewart, production unit manager George Gallaccio, make-up designer Sylvia James and special sounds designer Dick Mills; Scotch Mist in Sussex, a making-of featurette; and much more. 


Street Date: November 19, 2013
Suggested Retail Price: DVD $34.98 ($43.98 in Canada)
Length: Approx. 93 mins + bonus materials/ 2-disc set
The TARDIS arrives in December 1986 at a South Pole Space Tracking station where the personnel, under the command of General Cutler, are engaged in trying to talk down a manned space capsule that is experiencing difficulty. The First Doctor (William Hartnell) realizes that the problem stems from the gravitational pull of another planet that has entered the solar system and is now heading for Earth. His words are borne out when the base is invaded by a force of alien Cybermen. The Cybermen's world, Mondas, is draining energy from Earth – once its 'twin planet' - and the situation will soon become critical. This digitally re-mastered edition of the Doctor Who classic includes Audio Commentary with actors Anneke Wills, Christopher Matthews, Earl Cameron, Alan White, Donald Van Der Maaten, Christopher Dunham and designer Peter Kindred; Frozen Out, a making-of featurette; an interview with William Hartnell; and more.

UK Trailer For "Last Days Of Mars"

Sherlock Action Figures On The Way

MTV Geek has broke the news about Sherlock action figures in development and claims they will be out very very soon.  My guess is that they will be released around the time Series 3 is aired.  They look alright and you have to remember that these are just the prototypes and hopefully they will look better when they are released.  Now that noise you hear is the Sherlock fans screaming in delight of this news.

Cover For Doctor Who Magazine Issue 465

Here is the latest and greatest from Doctor Who Magazine and this issue covers Big Finish's 50th Anniversary Special "The Light At The End" which I am looking forward to listening too.

New Comic Book List For 9/18/13

BPRD: Hell On Earth (Part 2) 111
Buffy: Angel & Faith:TPB: 4
Buzzkill 1
Conan (7): The Barbarian 20
Conan:TPB: Phenomenon
Dream Thief 5
Kiss Me Satan 1
Smoke Ashes:TPB:
Star Wars: Legacy:THC: 2
Star Wars: Dark Times: Spark Remains 3
Star Wars: Dark Times:TPB: 6-Fire Carrier
Star Wars:TPB: 1-In The Shadow Of Yavin
Strain: The Fall 3

100 Bullets: Brother Lono 4
Batman (2) 23.3
Batman 66: 3
Batman and Robin (2) 23.3
Batman Beyond: Universe 2
Batman: Detective Comics (2) 23.3
Batman: The Dark Knight (2) 23.3
Batwoman (2):THC: 3-World's Finest
Batwoman (2):TPB: 2-To Drown
Fables 133
Flash (5) 23.3
Green Arrow (4) 23.1
Green Arrow: Arrow 11
Green Arrow: Arrow:TPB: 1
Green Lantern (5) 23.3
Justice League (5) 23.3
Justice League Dark 23.2
Justice League Dark 22.2 (Second Print)
Justice League Of America (6) 7.3
Justice League Of America (6) 6.2 (Second Print)
Secret Society Of Super Villains:TPB: 1
Stormwatch:TPB: 3-Betrayal
Superman (3) 23.3
Superman: Action Comics (2) 23.3
Swamp Thing (5) 23.1
Teen Titans (9) 23.2
Unwritten:THC: Tommy Taylor & The Ship That Sank Twice
Wonder Woman (4) 23.1
World Of Warcraft:TPB: Pearl Of Pandaria

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Doctor Who Stars Colin Baker and Nick Briggs Added To NYCC Guest List

New York Comic Con has added some Doctor Who guests to help celebrate the 50th Anniversary in the form of the 6th Doctor himself Colin Baker.  He will be joined by the voice of his arch enemy The Daleks Nick Briggs and Big Finish Audio Producer Jason Haigh - Ellery.  They will be at the DoctorWhoStore.Com  table 3138 and all three will be doing a panel together on Sunday at 2:45 PM.  NYCC is held at The Javits Center in Mid Town Manhattan on October 10 - 13 and all three will be there all four days.



75th Anniversary of Superman Celebrated with
Historic Display of Iconic Film and Television Costumes,
Moving DC Entertainment Beyond the Convention Floor

Spotlight Also Shines Brightly on Batman,
Neil Gaiman’s Return to Vertigo’s Seminal Series THE SANDMAN,
Green Lantern ‘Lights Out’ Crossover and Much More!

BURBANK, Calif. (September 17, 2013) – DC Entertainment, home of the World’s Greatest Super Heroes and the comic book industry’s most talented artists and writers, today announced a stellar program of New York Comic Con panels, signings, announcements and other events certain to excite fans of all ages, led by a jaw-dropping display of eight historic Superman costumes from the big and small screen in celebration of Superman’s 75th Anniversary.

With an array of costumes previously worn by the likes of Christopher Reeve, Henry Cavill, Brandon Routh, Dean Cain and Tom Welling – the scope of this epic exhibit will expand the publisher’s convention presence beyond the floor of the Jacob Javitz Center and into the building’s public entryway – making DC’s expanded footprint undeniable to convention attendees and the public at large, and making for a convention-wide 

75th anniversary celebration of The Man of Steel. A star-studded panel honoring the Man of Steel
and discussing the beloved character’s many personifications, impressive history, and ongoing relevance within society and entertainment, is also in the works.

DC Entertainment will further put its stamp on this year’s convention through appearances by some of the biggest creative names in the comic book industry – including the writers and artists from Batman, Green Lantern and Superman family of titles, MAD Magazine and many more. Legendary author Neil Gaiman’s acclaimed SANDMAN series will also be a highlight as fans clamor for the first issue of 

THE SANDMAN: OVERTURE, a centerpiece of the ongoing reinvigoration of the Vertigo imprint. Additionally, for the first time DC will host over 50 creator signings at an exclusive DC Entertainment area in the increasingly popular Artist Alley.

The largest English-language publisher in the world will continue to make its mark with a packed schedule of panels, and fantastic collection of additional appearances and signings, exclusive announcements and other events.

· As their epic BATMAN: ZERO YEAR storyline expands into the rest of DC Comics – The New 52 and BATMAN VOL. 3: DEATH OF THE FAMILY prepares for its October release, superstar creators Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo will share the latest insider’s view on The Caped Crusader and their unique creative process. A Batman panel featuring this “dynamic duo” and creators such as John Layman, Ann Nocenti, Peter Tomasi and James Tynion IV will be a convention highlight. Following this year’s show, Snyder and Capullo will be the guests-of-honor at a Q&A and signing for BATMAN VOL. 3: DEATH OF THE FAMILY on Monday, October 14th at 7:00 p.m. the Union Square Barnes & Noble in NYC.

· Set for release on October 30, Vertigo’s THE SANDMAN: OVERTURE will also be a convention highlight as Neil Gaiman returns to the iconic comic book series that launched his career. Vertigo will be celebrating its 20th year in publishing through panels, signings and more, casting a spotlight on the imprint’s horror, mythic fiction, and sci-fi titles – including the dark fantasy COFFIN HILL, the epic adventure HINTERKIND, and THE SANDMAN spin-off THE DEAD BOY DETECTIVES as well as the new series THE WAKE, TRILLIUM, FBP: FEDERAL BUREAU OF PHYSICS and more.

· Kicking off on October 2 and spanning across all GREEN LANTERN family titles throughout the month, the “Lights Out” crossover event will change the Green Lantern universe forever! Convention attendees will collect more behind-the-scenes knowledge on this ambitious storyline by attending the October 13 panel featuring creators Bernard Chang, Van Jensen, Justin Jordan, Charles Soule, Brad Walker, Robert Venditti and more. The storyline ties together every Lantern of every Corps who has ever appeared in any comic book – ever. Nothing is held back, and devoted fans will want to know more!

· Fresh off the release of FOREVER EVIL #1, written by comic legend Geoff Johns with artwork by the infinitely talented David Finch, as well as the unprecedented “Villains Month” unveiling of 52 villain-centric 3-D Motion covers from across The New 52, fans will get the chance to learn more about the FOREVER EVIL storyline (and all of the dastardly villains that everyone loves to hate) at the Justice League – Forever Evil panel on Saturday, October 12. Boasting a collection of DC creators that includes Finch, Ray Fawkes, Matt Kindt, Joe Prado, Ivan Reis and more. Convention attendees will also get a sneak preview of the all-new documentary “Necessary Evil: Super-Villains of DC Comics,” which investigates the inner-workings of the most nefarious collection of baddies in comics history. Narrated by legendary film bad guy Christopher Lee, “Necessary Evil: Super-Villains of DC Comics” will be released by Warner Bros. Home Entertainment on October 25.

· Get an inside look at INSIDE MAD, the hugely anticipated collection being released on October 29 from “The Usual Gang of Idiots” at MAD Magazine. Those looking to get an additional dose of the iconic magazine’s acclaimed wit and snark can visit the Mad About MAD panel on October 12 – led by Editor John Ficarra and a laughter-inducing cast of characters.

· A wide variety of exclusive offerings will be available throughout the weekend at this year’s New York Comic Con – including giveaways throughout the weekend as well as FOREVER EVIL #1, BATMAN #24 and SUPERMAN/WONDER WOMAN #1 variant covers priced at $10 each. DC Collectibles also has two exciting convention exclusives lined up for New York, including a DC Nation: Super Best Friends Forever Poison Ivy statue and DC Super Heroes of Green Lantern 3.75” action figure two-pack featuring Hal Jordan and Blue Lantern Saint Walker. Each of these exclusive offerings will be available for sale at the DC Collectibles Boutique at the Graphitti Designs booth (#755).

· Fans can get all the latest information on New York Comic Con and other DC Entertainment events by downloading the free DCE Events app for iOS and Android smartphone users. It’s available for download today on Apple’s App Store and the Google Play Store

Can’t make the Con? DC Entertainment’s website is the go-to place for behind the scenes coverage and in-depth interviews. Visit the “Con Away From Con” page at http://

New Arrow Promo Posters (Ladies Your Gonna Love These)

Stephen Amell's Season 2 Preview For Arrow

Monday, September 16, 2013

The Walking Dead Spin-Off

Here is the press release -



New York – September 16, 2013 – AMC announced today that the network is in the initial stages of developing a companion series to its original drama series The Walking Dead, which premiered on AMC in October of 2010. The Walking Dead is currently the #1 show on television among adults 18-49. Robert Kirkman, Gale Anne Hurd and David Alpert are on board as executive producers, with AMC Studios set to produce. The companion series has a target on-air date of 2015.

“Building on the success of the most popular show on television for adults 18-49 is literally a no-brainer,” said Charlie Collier, AMC’s president and general manager. “We look forward to working with Robert, Gale and Dave again as we develop an entirely new story and cast of characters. It’s a big world and we can’t wait to give fans another unforgettable view of the zombie apocalypse.”

“After 10 years of writing the comic book series and being so close to the debut of our fourth, and in my opinion, best season of the TV series, I couldn't be more thrilled about getting the chance to create a new corner of The Walking Dead universe,” said Kirkman. “The opportunity to make a show that isn't tethered by the events of the comic book, and is truly a blank page, has set my creativity racing.”

In addition to Mad Men, Breaking Bad, Hell on Wheels and Low Winter Sun, AMC recently greenlit two new drama series for 2014, Halt & Catch Fire and Turn. The network today began shooting a new pilot, Line Of Sight, directed and executive produced by Jonathan Demme, and has a licensing agreement with Sony Pictures Television for a spinoff series of Vince Gilligan’s landmark Breaking Bad, based on the Saul Goodman lawyer character with the working title Better Call Saul.

Season four of The Walking Dead returns to AMC on October 13. The Walking Dead is based on the comic book series created and written by Robert Kirkman and published by Skybound, Kirkman's imprint at Image Comics.

The Walking Dead season three out-delivered everything on television including The Big Bang Theory, The Voice, Game of Thrones, Modern Family, and almost doubled The Bible for the broadcast season for adults 18-49.

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