The popular Spider-Man event, Spider-Verse, is very reliant on what would traditionally be peripheral crossover books in most major Marvel events. Rather than using the Spider-Verse tie-ins as a cheap ploy to sell additional books or up the sales numbers on lower selling series, the Spider-Verse tie-ins have all played an integral part in telling the story of Spider-Men from every universe coming together to fight the deadly Inheritors. Almost every issue of the main Spider-Man title, Amazing Spider-Man, has been filled with captions serving as cliff notes that point the reader off in different directions where subplots continue and More >
“There is nothing wrong with typical Stan Lee hyperbole“. That was the line I’ll remember most from Executive Editor Tom Brevoort as far as today’s press conference goes. Why? Because today they officially announced and detailed the upcoming Marvel mega event, Secret Wars. In a press conference that took place at New York City’s infamous Midtown Comics, Brevoort and Marvel Editor-In-Chief Axel Alonso attempted to break the internet with plans for the upcoming event and the future of the Marvel Universe. Immediately afterwards I spoke to several other journalists, retailers, and fans. Immediately after the video below, showing the entirety More >
Last Friday, shortly after the closure of Image Expo 2015 and its related retailer summit, comic creator Chip Zdarsky sat down for a signing at a San Francisco sex shop, Good Vibrations. For most comic creators this might be an odd place for a signing, but for the artist behind Sex Criminals and so many other hilarious writings, drawings, and antics this was the perfect stage for Mr. Zdarsky. Recently Chip and Sex Criminals co-creator, Matt Fraction, published an adult book based on the letters column for their comic series, entitled Just The Tips. Just The Tips, which was released in More >
Some of you fans, customers, and retailers may have noticed something a little off from one of Diamond’s top tier comic publishers yesterday. IDW released zero comics on January 14th, the second comic book release day of 2015. If you didn’t notice it we consider that very understandable considering all the focus on Marvel’s Star Wars #1 release. Those who did catch the lack of comics from San Diego’s popular comic publisher might have simply presumed it was to avoid releases being buried under the flood of Star Wars variants and sheer quantity of Marvel’s major 2015 release. But this More >
Posted by Darren Schram
To coincide with today’s TCA press tour this afternoon Yahoo! released a fun 2 minute video to announce the March 17th season 6 premier of the show that just can’t be stopped. Set to debut on Yahoo! Screen, the season will open with a 2 episode premier, followed by a new first run episode every Tuesday. Going against the current norm of internet based television programming having the entire season released all at once.
“I feel in my old school bones — like they are very old, these bones — so it feels to me like the right way to do it. I More >
On Tuesday Image Comics released their March 2015 solicitations, which included the solicit for Spawn #251. Spawn #251 follows the return of Al Simmons in the landmark 250th issue, which was written by Todd McFarlane and is set for release on January 14th. Everything still seems to be going as planned for Spawn #250, but as of tonight there seems to be questions about its follow up in February’s Spawn Resurrection #1 and March’s Spawn #251. Why are there questions about the release of these two titles? Well, for that story we have to go back to October of this More >
Ever since that amazing credits scene from this year’s highly popular Marvel movie, Guardians of the Galaxy, fans have been clamoring for a dancing potted Groot toy. Everyone from Funk Pop to KIDdesigns has made a version of the beloved sapling Groot in a pot, though the custom figures by fans have often come out the best. However, a new contender enters the arena this week with an absolutely stunning toy. Hong Kong’s Hot Toys has recently shown off their bendable, interchangeable face, potted Groot figure that will go on sale this weekend at Hong Kong’s major toy expo, Toy Soul More >
Posted by Anthony Rapoza
Remember the devastation of trying to ford the river and watching your loved ones drown as a result? How about rationing food until everybody except for one had starved to death? Have you ever wanted to experience the same heart wrenching regret and morbid joy of Oregon Trail…but in space? Well, now you can! Thanks to the folks at Subset Games, you can live through your own Battlestar Galactica-type nightmare over and over again with FTL: Faster Than Light.
FTL: Faster Than Light is a PC game that was created by two men, Matthew Davis and Justin Ma, and was released in More >
DC Comics came up with a rather ingenious ideas back in June of this year, when select DC comics got fully orderable and themed variant covers. The June selection all themed with Bombshell variant covers featuring select DC females in 40′s style bombshell/pin-up artwork. Unquestionably this helped a number of DC comics sell twice as many issues, with fans wanting both covers or complete Bombshell sets, even if they didn’t normally buy the comic one of those covers came on. It was great for retailers and the publisher alike, as fans pick up series they might not normally (sometimes even More >
As we promised last week, Diamond and the good people behind Free Comic Book Day have shared with us the twelve Gold Sponsor comic books that will be given out for FREE next May during the 14th annual Free Comic Book Day. The comics come FREE from local retailers, Diamond Comic Distributors, and twelve of the top comic publishers in the industry: Archie Comics, Bongo Comics, BOOM! Studios, DC Comics, Dark Horse Comics, Dynamite Entertainment, IDW Publishing, Image Comics, Marvel Comics, Titan Comics, United Plankton Publications and Viz Media. Each has a rather exciting treat for 2015, with some releasing More >