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Comic Con 2012: Starship Troopers: Invasion – Video Interview

Along with being able to attend the world premiere screening of Starship Troopers: Invasion at Comic Con, I was also very excited to have the opportunity to interview Johnny Rico himself, Casper Van Dien, along with executive producer and screenwriter for the original Starship Troopers, Ed Neumeier, director Shinji Aramaki (Appleseed, Halo Legends), and producer Joseph Chou.  It helps that I am a big fan of the original film and found a lot to like about this all-new CGI Animated feature, with its dynamic visual presentation, slick action sequences, and solid handling on expanding the Starship Troopers universe.  Coming at the end of a long week, this was a fun one-on-four interview, which was shot on video no less, so be prepared to hear me (offscreen) do my best to talk to these guys about this exciting new feature.  Continue on to watch this interview. Continue reading ‘Comic Con 2012: Starship Troopers: Invasion – Video Interview’

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Comic Con 2012: Starship Troopers: Invasion – Blu-Ray Release Date and Premiere Reactions

I am a big fan of the original Starship Troopers film, so I was excited for the idea of an all new release that has come in the form of a CG animated feature from the director of Appleseed and Halo Legends.  While at Comic Con, I got the chance to watch the world premiere screening of Starship Troopers: Invasion, which turned out to be a lot of fun.  While more of a straight-forward sci-fi/action film, it looked great, featured some really cool action sequences, and was really able to delve visually into the world of Starship Troopers.  I will have a video interview with the team behind the film posted soon as well, which includes the original Johnny Rico himself, Casper Van Dien.  For now, continue on to read some of my reactions to the film along with information about the upcoming Blu-ray/DVD release of the film. Continue reading ‘Comic Con 2012: Starship Troopers: Invasion – Blu-Ray Release Date and Premiere Reactions’

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Comic Con 2012: Warner Bros. Pictures – Man Of Steel And The Hobbit

It was indeed a giant block of presentations for Warner Bros. and Legendary Pictures.  Taking up over two and a half hours in Hall H on Saturday at Comic Con, they had plenty of amazing things they were prepared to show audiences.  Following a look at what Legendary had to offer, it then became Warner Bros. turn to add all of their work into the mix, which included heavy hitters that many people camped out the previous night to see – Man of Steel and The Hobbit.  Along with one surprise that began this panel presentation, everything presented was very entertaining to see and featured a lot of exclusive looks that hopefully got people wanting to see a whole lot more.  Continue on to read more about what went down under Warner Bros. watch, during these presentations. Continue reading ‘Comic Con 2012: Warner Bros. Pictures – Man Of Steel And The Hobbit’

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Comic Con 2012: Legendary Pictures – Pacific Rim And Godzilla

Between the Marvel Studios panel and the presentation that Warner Brothers and Legendary Pictures had lined up for Hall H on Saturday at Comic Con, fans were in for all sorts of greatness to be shown to them, given that they were able to get into the very packed room.  All the waiting done by anyone that was able to get into Hall H certainly paid off for sure and first up was a look at two of Legendary Pictures upcoming films that, between them, feature colossal talent, robots, and monsters.  While the first film presented was something everyone knew about and were excited to get their first look at, Pacific Rim, the second film announced was a big surprise, as no one quite knew what they were watching until it was revealed to be Godzilla.  Continue on to learn more about this very exciting panel. Continue reading ‘Comic Con 2012: Legendary Pictures – Pacific Rim And Godzilla’

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Comic Con 2012: Django Unchained

Let’s get this out of the way now, Saturday at Comic Con was an exhausting time for anyone who wanted to get into Hall H.  This is of course the biggest hall for panels at the San Diego Convention Center and Saturday proved to be the day that anyone who wanted to get in would have needed to arrive at least 4-5 hours early, as I did.  It paid off however, as the first panel of the day was for Quentin Tarantino’s new movie, Django Unchained (The ‘D’ is silent).  I previously wrote a post about this upcoming film already, which can be found HERE, but I was thrilled to be able to see the cast and writer/director Quentin Tarantino, along with whatever footage they brought with them.  Continue on to learn a bit more about ‘Django‘s presence at Comic Con. Continue reading ‘Comic Con 2012: Django Unchained’

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Comic Con 2012: Marvel Studios – Iron Man 3 And Other Announcements

Many people waited in high anticipation for what was going to be seen and possibly announced during the Marvel Studios panel, which took place towards the end of the day in Hall H, at Comic Con on Saturday.  The description of the panel stated that Iron Man 3 would be the main presentation, however, many people were aware Marvel would most likely be ready to share a lot of information about many more of their upcoming projects.  This turned out to be true, as the panel featured several official announcements, surprise guests, and footage that will keep many people who attended talking about it.  Continue on to learn more about what went down at the Marvel Studios panel. Continue reading ‘Comic Con 2012: Marvel Studios – Iron Man 3 And Other Announcements’

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Dark Horse Debuts Lance Henriksen’s ‘Too Hell You Ride!’

Dark Horse Comics is proud to announce To Hell You Ride, written by horror movie icon Lance Henriksen (Millennium, Aliens, Near Dark)! Teased during a thrilling “Drawing on Your Nightmares” panel at San Diego Comic-Con, this new horror series is written by Lance Henriksen and Joseph Maddrey (Nightmares in Red, White and Blue: The Evolution of the American Horror Film), with art by Tom Mandrake. To Hell You Ride marks Lance Henriksen’s comics debut! A deadly curse plagues the small town of Telluride, melting the flesh from its victims—it’s the violent revenge four warriors set in motion when their sacred burial grounds were disturbed for the sake of gold miners’ greed! Praise for the work of Henriksen and Mandrake: “Mandrake is an artist who deserves to be a superstar.” —Comic Book Resources
“Henriksen’s undeniable talents as a storyteller are on full display here.” —Rue Morgue
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Swierczynski and Daniel to Helm ‘Judge Dredd!’

After announcing their partnership with the legendary 2000 AD at WonderCon 2012, IDW Publishing is proud to announce Duane Swierczynski and Nelson Daniel as the creative team for their brand-new JUDGE DREDD series! The announcement was made to a capacity crowd during a panel at San Diego Comic-Con 2012 celebrating Dredd’s 35th anniversary. ”I’ve loved the work both Duane and Nelson have done for us separately—they’ve both been responsible for some amazingly action-packed and thrilling comics like Godzilla and The Cape,” said IDW’s Chief Creative Officer, Chris Ryall. “So partnering them on Judge Dredd is only going to amp up the excitement here. Continue reading ‘Swierczynski and Daniel to Helm ‘Judge Dredd!’’

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Eastman and IDW head into ‘Lost Angeles’

IDW Publishing is thrilled to announce another project in their ongoing partnership with comics legend Kevin Eastman! LOST ANGELES is an action-packed, science-fiction collaboration with fellow comics luminaries Simon Bisley and Joe Pearson. When all hell breaks loose following a massive comet’s near miss, the sprawling metropolis of Los Angeles is irreparably fractured and claimed by legions of brutal gangs. Perpetually turf-thirsty bands of fierce warriors fight day in and day out to claim blood and respect across swaths of scarce land, battered by cosmically twisted disasters. As civilization recedes into uncompromising tribal life, an anomaly surfaces: two rival gang members, Mikal and Angel, find themselves in the throes of a comet-crossed love affair. Threatening to tear their respective clans apart from within, their love becomes the centerpiece to all-out gang war as LOST ANGELES reaches its fever-pitched conclusion over six issues.  Continue reading ‘Eastman and IDW head into ‘Lost Angeles’’

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IDW Presents Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Annual 2012

IDW Publishing and Nickelodeon are excited to announce the launch of TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES ANNUAL 2012, a 48-page jam packed story written by co-writers Tom Waltz and Kevin Eastman, and drawn by co-creator Eastman. It’s been nearly 20 years since Eastman has created a full TMNT story, but fans will relish this Annual filled with non-stop downtown action and mayhem that is well worth the wait! “After nearly 20 years I find myself once again fully engrossed in the wonderful mythos of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and having the absolute best time in my life!” said Eastman. “The intense creative energy flying around between IDW and Nickelodeon is when this idea was inspired and born, so with this incredible team, I’m back on the drawing board–hanging with the boys, knocking out a full blown epic–and it is AWESOME!”  Continue reading ‘IDW Presents Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Annual 2012’

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Get Your Shinebox this Halloween with Alan Robert’s ‘Killogy!’

Announced earlier this year, noted comics creator and musician Alan Robert (Crawl to Me, the band Life of Agony) is returning with KILLOGY, an insane new series from IDW Publishing that features some familiar faces! Frank Vincent (Goodfellas, Raging Bull, The Sopranos), Marky Ramone (formerly of The Ramones), and Brea Grant (Heroes, Dexter, We Will Bury You) lead the cast of KILLOGY as three inveterate murderers thrown in the same cell! It’s safe to say there’s a warden out there who’s going to be out of a job. A comic that marches to a different beat, KILLOGY is a mayhem-laden mixture of gritty crime, grisly horror, and dark comedy. Suffice it to say, with a combination like that, no prison could hold it! Continue reading ‘Get Your Shinebox this Halloween with Alan Robert’s ‘Killogy!’’

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IDW Blasts Off to the ‘Wild Blue Yonder!

IDW Publishing is proud to announce a brand-new creator-owned miniseries from creators Mike Raicht, Zach Howard, and Austin Harrison featuring color by Nelson Daniel! When land and sea have become deadly and uninhabitable, the intrepid survivors of ecological disaster must take to the skies; to the WILD BLUE YONDER! “I couldn’t be happier to continue my long partnership with Zach Howard,” said Chris Ryall, IDW’s Chief Creative Officer. “He illustrated the first comic I ever wrote, and has been producing some stunning work for IDW ever since. Add to that Mike Raicht’s clever scripting and the amazing colors of Nelson Daniel and WILD BLUE YONDER becomes much more than just an innovative concept.” Continue reading ‘IDW Blasts Off to the ‘Wild Blue Yonder!’

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IDW and 2000 AD Invite You to the Realm of ZILK!

Continuing their new partnership with legendary English publishers 2000 AD, IDW Publishing is proud to announce a collection of Al Ewing and Brendan McCarthy’s THE ZAUCER OF ZILK! Dimension-hopping onto comic stands this October, THE ZAUCER OF ZILK is a story that simply must be seen to be believed. The two oversized issues of ZAUCER are bursting at the staples with McCarthy’s brilliantly vivid art and he and Ewing’s fantastically ambitious story, taking readers on a wild, phantasmagorical journey across unique worlds with characters that are colorful to say the least.  “Before the main event of our Judge Dredd partnership begins in November, it’s a blast to also work with 2000 AD in bringing the gorgeous insanity of McCarthy and Ewing’s creation to readers here,” said Chris Ryall, IDW’s Chief Creative Officer/Editor-in-Chief. “The colorful wonderment Brendan McCarthy worked on the ZILK pages is already embedded in my eyelids forever, and I can’t wait for readers to experience the same thing.”   Continue reading ‘IDW and 2000 AD Invite You to the Realm of ZILK!’

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‘Play God’ with IDW this October!

IDW Publishing is teaming up with writers Zane and Brea Grant (We Will Bury You, Suicide Girls) and artist EricJ (Rex Mundi, Fly) for their new creator-owned miniseries LET’S PLAY GOD! When a mysterious killer begins targeting members of a fierce all-girl punk rock band, our hero Mel must face a dark, dangerous world of blood and evil to find the killer and save her own life!  “It’s like Girl with the Dragon Tattoo in the Pacific Northwest… but cooler,” Brea Grant said. In the style of Italian slasher psycho-horror, LET’S PLAY GOD combines a punk spirit and kinetic art with a chilling storyline, promising a truly unique four-issue miniseries. After witnessing a murder, Mel finds her and her bandmates have now become targets of the killer. With the list of suspects growing and trust among friends eroding, Mel must find the killer before it’s too late for all of them. This descent into an imaginative world of darkness is sure to delight fans of horror, music, and unbridled adventure.  Continue reading ‘‘Play God’ with IDW this October!’

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Good Charlotte Guitarist Sinks Teeth Into The Comics World

Good Charlotte guitarist Billy Martin can now add another accomplishment to his already impressive résumé. A graphic artist, clothing designer and guitarist, Martin will now turn his considerable talents to comics. IDW Publishing is proud to announce VITRIOL THE HUNTER, an all-new comic book series co-written by Martin and Brent Allen, featuring interior art by Martin. “This book has travelled everywhere I have on tour over the last few years,” Martin said. “I’ve had a light table and art supplies set up on countless busses and hotel rooms across the world.”  Scheduled to launch in early 2013, VITRIOL THE HUNTER is co-created by Martin and Allen, and draws on the folklore and old monster myths prevalent in today’s society, twisting them into a macabre-style story reminiscent of classic horror movies crossed with futuristic fantasy. A self-proclaimed vigilante, Vitriol embarks on a mission to protect his homeland from the malicious monsters that have overtaken it, led by a brutal tyrant vampire.  Continue reading ‘Good Charlotte Guitarist Sinks Teeth Into The Comics World’

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Comic Con 2012: The Walking Dead

The Walking Dead has become a very big deal at Comic Con over the last couple of years.  While the comic has been very successful, which is great for the readers and all involved, such as creator Robert Kirkman, the TV series has become a runaway success, consistently breaking ratings records for cable series.  It is a huge win for AMC to have it air on their network and naturally, thousands of fans at Comic Con were excited to see whatever was in store for them at The Walking Dead Panel.  Unfortunately, this panel was so incredibly packed that I was not able to make it in, but the brand new Season 3 trailer did make its debut.  Continue on to see the new trailer and other glimpses of the upcoming and very anticipated season. Continue reading ‘Comic Con 2012: The Walking Dead’

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Comic Con 2012: Adult Swim – The Venture Brothers, NTSF:SD:SUV, And Children’s Hospital

Friday at San Diego Comic Con, within the Hilton’s Indigo Ballroom, Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim had a block of its biggest shows all present panels at Comic Con, including a look at their newest series, the animated TV adaptation of Black Dynamite.  I was only able to see the first three Adult Swim panels, which included The Venture Brothers, NTSF:SD:SUV, and Children’s Hospital, but each one was a very entertaining experience.  The creators and various cast members were present for each panel and brand new footage, or in the case of the two live-action shows, whole episodes were presented during them.  Continue on to learn more about the exciting and hilarious new seasons for each of these shows. Continue reading ‘Comic Con 2012: Adult Swim – The Venture Brothers, NTSF:SD:SUV, And Children’s Hospital’

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Comic Con 2012: Spartacus: War Of The Damned

I was very happy to be able to catch the panel for Spartacus at this year’s Comic Con.  Why So Blu has remained a fan of the breakout series since it first began, and while it will always be hard for everyone to get over the loss of its original star, Andy Whitfield, the show has continued on in providing a very entertaining series that manages to stylized ballets of blood and sexuality, while also delivering on interesting dramatic arcs for the various characters on the show.  The latest season, titled Spartacus: War of the Damned, is not due to come out until January 2013, but the panel did have plenty to talk about, with a number of surprise guests and the reveal of the first teaser trailer.  Continue on to learn more. Continue reading ‘Comic Con 2012: Spartacus: War Of The Damned’

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