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Getting Ready for San Diego Comic-Con International 2017!

Getting Ready for San Diego Comic-Con International 2017!Hey folks!  I don’t know about you, but I’m getting super excited!  It’s now officially less than a month away to my favorite time of the year, Comic-Con 2017!  After a three year personal absence from the event I’m stoked to be returning to action this year!  Back in 2015 I wrote a post titled “Surviving Comic-Con 101” and I’m sure a lot has changed since then.  Reluctantly I had to sit back over the years and watch my fellow reviewers report on Batman v. Superman, the unveiling of Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman, attend an impromptu Star Wars symphony concert and so much more.  Although I’m thankful for my reviewers’ coverage of it all a little piece of me died each and every post that had gone up.  Not this year!  This year I’ll be damn if someone else is going to forget their laptop and experience the magic of Comic-Con over me.  I work hard in life.  I’m frickin’ going!  It’s my God given right to Comic-Con!  Bring on the Comic-Con exclusive Justice League movie trailer please! Continue reading ‘Getting Ready for San Diego Comic-Con International 2017!’

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SDCC 2016 – Boss Baby out shined by Trolls panel?

SDCC 2016 - Boss Baby out shined by Trolls panel?Boss Baby was a surprise that popped up at the end of the Trolls panel.  It only lasted for about 30mins, but the opportunity to see footage of a talking baby voiced by Alec Baldwin was well worth the wait.  Boss Baby is the story of a family who’s new addition to the family turns out to be a high-powered business man in the form of a baby.  His mission and goal is to oust his older brother from his position as the favorite son.

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SDCC 2016: Batman: The Killing Joke Roundtable (Interviews)

joker_160x160Before Batman: The Killing Joke premiered at Comic-Con in Ballroom 20 on Friday night, the cast attended a press junket for the animated film across the street at the Bayfront Hilton earlier in the day. On hand were voice talent Tara Strong (Batgirl), Ray Wise (Commissioner Gordon), and writer Brian Azzarello. Kevin Conroy (Batman) executive producer Bruce Timm, and the director Sam Liu were also in attendance, but didn’t have time to be rotated to my press table. The press room was massive, with what felt like hundreds of other reporters and journalists crammed into the dimly lit space. Continue reading ‘SDCC 2016: Batman: The Killing Joke Roundtable (Interviews)’

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SDCC 2016: Spotlight on Jason Aaron

jasonaaronJason Aaron is one of the best writers in the game today. The Other Side really put him on the map back in ’06, and ever since then he’s been a runaway train of talent and hits. Scalped was his first running title, it’s a brutal, addicting saga about Native American politics. Scalped introduced me to Aaron’s work, and from the first issue on, I knew I’d buy everything he wrote. He hasn’t let me down yet. Aaron has now been writing Thor for years, and it is, with no hyperbole, literally the best Thor run I’ve ever read. Oh yeah, and he also writes a little title you may have heard of, goes by the name of Star Wars. On top of that, he’s remained true to his indie roots, writing both Southern Bastards, and The God Damned. The first being a football-centric tale of southern culture, and the latter being a biblical book set in the pre-flood world which has a brutal take on that mythology, the likes of which you’ve never seen. Jason Aaron, full of charisma, intellect, and best of all, news, hosted a “panel”, if you can call one writer talking candidly to his fans a panel. It went like this… Continue reading ‘SDCC 2016: Spotlight on Jason Aaron’

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SDCC 2016: The Hall H Experience – Justice League

SDCC 2016: The Hall H Experience - Justice LeagueThis is my very first Comic Convention and I’ve spent most of my time walking around with my mouth agape in awe at the incredible variety and awesomeness that San Diego Comic Con International has to offer!  Its like a temporary entertainment epicenter for the whole world to flock to en mass.  I honestly can’t conceive that there could be anything in the world of pop-culture that isn’t represented here in some way.  And everyone is just so nice and welcoming!  Even when you’re among the hordes of people traversing through the exhibit hall, everyone is still very courteous and polite.  No one comes here with something to prove.  Instead, everyone is here with something to SHARE.  Which seems to be the general sentiment of SDCC. Continue reading ‘SDCC 2016: The Hall H Experience – Justice League’

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SDCC 2016: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

tumblr_nzfrmt3oZ21uxamwco4_r2_400In addition to the superhero spectacular, last Saturday Warner Bros. also gave Hall H audiences a taste of magic. Muggles were treated to the trailer for the next J.K. Rowling adventure, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. Set in New York during the 1920’s, the trailer definitely shows the glamour and intrigue of a good mystery during the era. With David Yates directing, I’m sure the film will live up to the expectation of adventure and fun Harry Potter fans are longing for.

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SDCC 2016: Montress Volume One

Monstress_01-1Released today, Monstress Volume One is the latest and greatest from Image. Featuring blistering artwork from renowned artist Sana Takeda(X-23, Ms. Marvel) and a dense and richly packed story from the brilliant mind of Marjorie Liu(X-23, Black Widow). Monstress is one book you’ll want to get your hands on. I found myself blown away by the awe-inspiring complexity of Takeda’s beautiful artwork. I was immediately compelled to picked up a special edition hard copy at Comic-Con this year. Powerful, compelling, and chock-full of complex characters, Monstress feels like all the best parts of Final Fantasy, Game of Thrones, and Shadow of Colossus all rolled into one behemoth of a book. If you have any inkling of interest in this book pick it up immediately! Continue reading ‘SDCC 2016: Montress Volume One’

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SDCC 2016: Grant Morrison & Graphic India

grantGrant Morrison is one of the most iconic, accomplished writers in comics today. Beyond having written The Invisibles, All Star Superman, New X-men, Final Crisis, The Filth, and many more, he has also been the focus of a documentary, Talking with Gods. Further still, he wrote the enlightening book, Super Gods: What Masked Vigilantes, Miraculous Mutants, and a Sun God from Smallville Can Teach Us About Being Human. Recently Morrison has delved into Indian mythology, and spearheaded the publishing company Graphic India. I was lucky enough to hear him speak about it. Continue reading ‘SDCC 2016: Grant Morrison & Graphic India’

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SDCC 2016: Marvel Releases One Hall H Exclusive Online – The Cool Doctor Strange Trailer

12495089_917732818337636_531671956203621010_nMarvel Studios had a ton of stuff to show audiences inside Hall H, this past Saturday at Comic-Con, but only one of those things made it (officially) online and that’s the new trailer for Doctor Strange. This is the upcoming origin story film for Stephen Strange, the neurosurgeon-turned-hero of the mystical arts, featuring Benedict Cumberbatch in the title role. Scott Derrickson (Sinister) directs the film, which also stars Tilda Swinton, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Mads Mikkelsen, Rachel McAdams and Benedict Wong. Check out the trailer and the new poster for the film below.

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SDCC 2016: The LEGO Batman Movie Nails Its New Trailer On First Try

lego batLEGO Batman was a standout in The Lego Movie and it was enough to get him a whole movie of his own. We already had a teaser, but Comic-Con allowed time for the LEGO Dark Knight himself to come out and share thoughts on having his own film with the audience at Hall H, as well as reveal a brand new trailer for the film. Check out what antics will be taking place below with the official trailer for The Lego Batman Movie.

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SDCC 2016: Marvel & Netflix Have A Luke Cage Trailer And More

luke-cage-sdcc-trailerAudiences were given an introduction to Marvel’s Luke Cage already on the Netflix series Jessica Jones. This allowed Mike Colter to already make an impression as the character. However, this September, Luke Cage arrives on Netflix and looks to be kicking plenty of butt. That’s just one of the things Marvel and Netflix showed off at Comic-Con however, as there was also a first look at Iron Fist, as well as a teaser for The Defenders, which will combine all of these Marvel heroes from Netflix series into one team-up series. Check out all the trailers below.

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SDCC 2016 – “Hope and Potential for Mankind:” Wonder Woman Movie Panel

wonder-woman-movie-2017-gal-gadot-imagesToday, during the Warner Bros. panel in H Hall, trailers and upcoming sneak peeks submerged audiences in the DC Comic Universe. From Suicide Squad to Justice League, the audience was mesmerized and dazzled by the good (and bad) guys who fight evil. However one DC superhero definitely stood out from the rest,  none other than the Goddess Diana herself. Unveiling the much anticipated trailer to adoring fans, the director (Patty Jenkins) and cast the of Wonder Woman revealed much more than footage, but reasons why the world needs Wonder Woman and her story told now more than ever.

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SDCC: Chadwick Boseman from Captain America: Civil War, Premieres a Blu-ray Bonus Clip

Black PantherToday at San Diego Comic-Con, Chadwick Boseman (T’Challa/Black Panther from Captain America: Civil War) unveiled a sneak peek of a bonus feature clip from the in-home release of Captain America: Civil War.  This is the first piece of bonus material to ever be revealed from this year’s biggest blockbuster.  The clip is from the 60-minute, behind-the-scenes featurette titled “United We Stand, Divided We Fall – The Making of Captain America: Civil War Part 1 & 2.” It showcases how Marvel selected Black Panther and features interviews with all-star cast members who explain what it was like to welcome an all-new character to the MCU family.  Check it out below! Continue reading ‘SDCC: Chadwick Boseman from Captain America: Civil War, Premieres a Blu-ray Bonus Clip’

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KONG SKULL ISLAND Comic-Con Trailer!

Kong Skull IslandKONG SKULL ISLAND Comic-Con trailer is online and we’re able to show it to you down below.  Now for those of you not in the know, in March 2017, the producers of Godzilla transport audiences to the birthplace of one of the most powerful monster myths of all in KONG: SKULL ISLAND, from Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures.  Watch the official Comic-Con trailer for Kong: Skull Island, starring Tom Hiddleston, Samuel L. Jackson, Brie Larson, John Goodman, and John C. Reilly. Continue reading ‘KONG SKULL ISLAND Comic-Con Trailer!’

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It’s A Great Time To Be Alive Part 3: Suicide Squad – Official Comic-Con Soundtrack Remix

Suicide Squad Hall HOkay!  So like I needed a third reason!  While I’m holding up the home front here in Austin, TX while my peers are living it up at San Diego Comic-Con 2016 today in Hall H, videos like this that Warner Bros. just released online make it a good time to be alive.  After all, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice is my favorite film of the year so far as indicated here and here.  So why the heck shouldn’t I be happy with our new Comic-Con Hall H look at the Suicide Squad Official Comic-Con Soundtrack Remix trailer?  That’s a rhetorical question.  I’m flippin’ ecstatic!  Every team needs a group of meta-humans and criminals to pull it off when ordinary mortals can’t.  Excuse me while I go change my pants for the third time now.  Ha ha!!! Continue reading ‘It’s A Great Time To Be Alive Part 3: Suicide Squad – Official Comic-Con Soundtrack Remix’

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It’s A Great Time to Be Alive Part 2: Wonder Woman Trailer at Comic-Con!

Wonder WomanWhile I’m holding up the home front here in Austin, TX while my peers are living it up at San Diego Comic-Con 2016 today in Hall H, videos like this that Warner Bros. just released online make it a good time to be alive.  After all, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice is my favorite film of the year so far as indicated here and here.  So why the heck shouldn’t I be happy with our first look at the Wonder Woman trailer?  That’s a rhetorical question.  I’m flippin’ ecstatic!  Every team needs a woman who can lasso, somewhat fly, never die and um…look good doing it all.  Excuse me while I go change my pants once again.  Ha ha!!! Continue reading ‘It’s A Great Time to Be Alive Part 2: Wonder Woman Trailer at Comic-Con!’

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It’s A Great Time to Be Alive Part 1: Justice League Special Comic-Con Footage!

Justice LeagueWhile I’m holding up the home front here in Austin, TX while my peers are living it up at San Diego Comic-Con 2016 today in Hall H, videos like this that Warner Bros. just released online make it a good time to be alive.  After all, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice is my favorite film of the year so far as indicated here and here.  So why the heck shouldn’t I be happy with our first look at the Justice League Special Comic-Con footage?  That’s a rhetorical question.  I’m flippin’ ecstatic!  Every team needs a man who can talk to fish and here’s your first look at it all down below.  Excuse me while I go change my pants.  Oh my God!!! Continue reading ‘It’s A Great Time to Be Alive Part 1: Justice League Special Comic-Con Footage!’

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Starz ‘American Gods’ Give San Diego Comic-Con 2016 A Spring Awakening!

American GodsYesterday the gods shined down on Comic-Con fans as STARZ released the first live action trailer of Starz American Gods during the series’ debut Comic-Con panel. Also, making a very special appearance was Kristin Chenoweth who graced the stage as it was announced she will star in the role of Easter. Once known as Ostara, goddess of spring, Easter still embraces the jelly beans and chocolate bunnies associated with the holiday that bears her name, in an effort to stay relevant.  Check out the trailer down below and read all about the Comic-Con 2016 event! Continue reading ‘Starz ‘American Gods’ Give San Diego Comic-Con 2016 A Spring Awakening!’

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