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Own the Ultimate Wolverine vs. Hulk DVD this September!

hulk vs wolverineThis Fall, Primetime Emmy Award-winning television writer and creator Damon Lindelof (Lost) teams up with legendary artist Leinil Francis Yu (Secret Invasion) and superstar colorist Dave McCaig to bring to life the highly popular comic book series Ultimate Wolverine vs. Hulk.  This action-packed story brings two of Marvel’s greatest heroes—Wolverine and the Hulk—together like never before for their most brutal encounter yet in Marvel Knights Animation’s Ultimate Wolverine vs. Hulk DVD debuting for the first time on home entertainment shelves nationwide on September 10, 2013 from Shout! Factory.  Dr. Bruce Banner (a.k.a. the Hulk) has been presumed dead since his execution, following his murderous rampage through Manhattan as the Hulk.  But when reports start cropping up of an unidentified creature appearing around the globe, Nick Fury begins to get worried.  Not because Banner can turn from man to unstoppable monster in seconds, but because Banner’s existence is the one secret that can bring down Fury.  So Fury turns to the only man he can trust: Wolverine.  And he’s only too glad to take care of Banner – by any means necessary.  This highly anticipated Marvel Knights Animation series boasts unparalleled storytelling combined with rich visual animation and insightful bonus content. Featuring cover art illustration by Leinil Francis Yu, this deluxe DVD is collected in a unique comic book style packaging that bridges the comic book to DVD concept. Continue reading ‘Own the Ultimate Wolverine vs. Hulk DVD this September!’


Comic-Con 2013: Mortal Kombat Legacy

mk logoBack in 2011, fans of the popular video game series Mortal Kombat were treated to a brand new way of experiencing the series and various characters through the means of a pretty solid web series (which I covered HERE).  Mortal Kombat Legacy was a much grittier portrayal of the world of Mortal Kombat, with an emphasis on applying a real world quality to the series, despite involving fantastical elements, such as the god of thunder, Raiden.  Regardless, the web series was a hit at the time, but has only slowly leaked out information regarding the new season.  Well, there was a panel at San Diego Comic Con this year, which was a great way to reintroduce audiences to the series.  While a trailer was released a few months ago, fans got a new look at this upcoming season, as well as some information in regards to how things are going to change for the better.  Continue on to learn more about this panel, check out some photos, and take a look at the latest trailer.

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Comic-Con 2013: Marvel Panel

Marvel-Studios-LogoOut of all of the panels that were to appear in Hall H this year, the one that I was looking forward to the most (with the exception of Harrison Ford), was the Marvel one and it also proved to be the hardest one to get into as well.  I love superhero comics and movies (both DC and Marvel) so I was very excited to see what Marvel had planned for Thor: The Dark World and Captain America: The Winter Soldier as they were the only two announced panels.  I knew that Marvel being Marvel, would of course have something secret that they would spring on us and I couldn’t wait to see what it was.  I thought it might be an official announcement for The Avengers 2 or maybe some welcome news of a brand new franchise like Doctor Strange or something. I thought there might even be a mention of The Guardians of the Galaxy, but considered that to be somewhat unlikely since they just started filming the movie.  They couldn’t possibly have footage to show after fourteen days of filming right?  And there’s no chance that Loki could show up to belittle the Hall H crowd either right?  Well, true believers you just might be surprised… Continue reading ‘Comic-Con 2013: Marvel Panel’


Comic-Con 2013: Sony & Screen Gems Panel

sony_pictures_logo_288x288Sony Pictures had a big day on Friday at San Diego Comic Con this year, mainly due to the debut of footage from The Amazing Spider-Man 2 and the panel that went along with it (an article on that can be found HERE).  With that said, there were plenty of other exciting things going on with Sony and Screen Gems at Hall H that day, which included presentations from 3 of their other upcoming films:  Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 (something I was personally really excited about), The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones (a book series I know next to nothing about…sorry), and the debut of footage from the remake of RoboCop (hopefully not as dull as the Total Recall remake from a year prior).  The following post is all about what exactly went down at this packed presentation, along with some film photos, panel photos, and videos.  Take a look!

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Comic-Con 2013: The Legend of Korra

Korra_SDCC_Poster_FINAL-001For this San Diego Comic Con post, I am going to have to emphasize the word ‘unfortunate’, because it was very unfortunate that I could not make it to the panel for the animated series The Legend of Korra.  A new season will be premiering in the fall and it is a great show that I am very much looking forward to.  This Emmy-winning sequel series to the Emmy-winning Avatar: The Last Airbender was one of the best shows on TV last year.  Not just as far as animated show go, but television in general.  It combines incredibly well-animated action and settings with strong characters and very interesting concepts, all while being wholly appropriate for people of all ages.  While I was not able to attend the panel, which actually screened the first episode of the upcoming season (Comic Con is just too incredibly busy of a time to see everything), I was able to find some highlights from the panel, which can be found below, along with some photos and a trailer for the upcoming season.  Enjoy.

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Comic-Con 2013: The Zero Theorem

The-Zero-TheoremNo Comic Con is complete without a little bit of weirdness on one of the panels and thankfully we had a new film from writer/director/Monty Python veteran Terry Gilliam to provide plenty of weirdness.  The Zero Theorem is the latest project from the famed and eccentric director of films such as 12 Monkeys and Brazil.  Occurring later in the afternoon on Thursday in Hall H, it was certainly a low-key but interesting panel to watch, as Gilliam makes very interesting films, which are sometimes a success and sometimes a mess.  Here is the panel description:  Appearing on stage to introduce the trailer, the first 10 minutes from the film and take your questions are producers Zev Foreman (Killer Joe), Dean Zanuck (Get Low) and Terry’s daughter Amy Gilliam (The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus), who produced many of the commercials featured in the film. The panel will be moderated by Gina McIntyre of the Los Angeles Times’ Hero Complex.  Read on to learn more about what went down on this panel as well as see some brand new photos from the film.

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Comic-Con 2013: 20th Century Fox Panel

Logo_20th_century_foxAlthough Fox never listed what was going to be covered during their Comic-Con panel this year, I knew I had to be there because I was pretty sure that The Wolverine would be included and I had a sneaky suspicion that we might get to see some X-Men: Days of Future Past footage.  I was right on both counts, but there was still some big surprises in store.  It was a panel that included a funny pickup line,  the concept of a Wolverine Broadway musical, and some absolutely amazing footage that I was happy to see twice. Continue reading ‘Comic-Con 2013: 20th Century Fox Panel’


Comic-Con 2013: Summit Presents Divergent And Ender’s Game

Summit_Entertainment_logoGiven all of the Star Wars news that didn’t happen at Comic Con this year, I may as well put out an article that has to deal with another movie about Harrison Ford and a war in the stars, so here it is.  Summit Entertainment had a presentation that occurred in a packed Hall H for their big, upcoming films Ender’s Game and Divergent.  For those not familiar, both films are based on incredibly popular books, with Ender’s Game, in particular, being a highly regarded novel that has been a much anticipated film adaptation for quite some time.  I was happy to be at this packed panel, even if I still don’t know what Divergent is yet, exactly (I’ll do some catching up at some point), because any time you put grumpy ol’ Ford in front of thousands of geeks, fun can surely occur.  Read on to learn more about what went down at this presentation and to view some clips, movie pics, and panel photos.

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Comic-Con 2013: Showtime’s ‘Dexter’ Cast Has Emotional Farewell In Final Con Panel

Dexter 12I’ve been there for every edge-of-your-seat moment, every kill, inside Dexter’s most intimate thoughts, watching him transform before my eyes. Now, after eight amazing seasons, it’s time to say goodbye to America’s Favorite Serial Killer and most importantly for me, I was finally able to see the show’s Comic-Con panel for the first and unfortunately the last time ever. I must say this will go down as one of the most exciting days of my life. Read on and see how it all went down Thursday evening in the massive Hall H at Comic-Con 2013 in beautiful downtown San Diego, CA. Continue reading ‘Comic-Con 2013: Showtime’s ‘Dexter’ Cast Has Emotional Farewell In Final Con Panel’


Comic-Con 2013: The Hunger Games: Catching Fire Panel And New Trailer!

tumblr_mkn78dqlVi1r7z7ebo2_r3_500Hey Hey!  Happy Hunger Games everyone! Many in line for the packed Hall H presentation on Saturday at San Diego Comic Con were very pumped to see what was next in the world of The Hunger Games, with knowledge that Lionsgate would be featuring a panel for The Hunger Games: Catching Fire.  Fortunately, along with a description of the panel that I will provide, the brand new trailer for the film also hit the web today, making it much easier for me to show you, rather than tell.  Still, if you would like to learn more about what went down at the panel, as well as check out the new trailer, and get a look at some photos from the panel, continue on reading or scrolling through this post.

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Comic-Con 2013: True Blood Panel at Comic Con 2013 – Vampires, Werewolves, Fairies….Oh my!

True-BloodEntering Ballroom 20 first thing in the morning, it’s clear that the majority of the fans nearby are not here for “American Dad”, “The Simpsons” and “Family Guy”. These are vamp-people and they are going to sit in this room all day waiting to see the cast of “True Blood”. The day before I attended a panel at Nerd HQ with Joe Manganiello, who plays Alcide the wolf. Joe handed out stickers with his face, height and weight on them. I used the sticker as a book mark and instantly drew a small crowd of curious wolf-lovers who were unable to see Joe. The number one question was “is he as big as he looks on television” and without hesitation I can honestly say he looks bigger. Continue reading ‘Comic-Con 2013: True Blood Panel at Comic Con 2013 – Vampires, Werewolves, Fairies….Oh my!’


Comic-Con 2013: Warner Bros. Announces Batman/Superman Movie!

batman-dc-comics-superman-superman-logo-batman-logo-hd-wallpaperSaturday was a huge day for Hall H at San Diego Comic Con this year.  To bring some up to speed, Hall H is the largest hall at the San Diego Convention Center and many of the biggest panels (now mainly dominated by movies and television) are scheduled within this location.  There have been many big surprises and huge news revealed in Hall H in the past, but this year may just be one of the greatest and craziest days ever.  I of course understand how hyperbolic that sounds, but given the number of announcements, the quality of all the footage shown, the energy coming from all the actors, producers, and directors on stage, and of course the energy coming from the crowd, it is hard to say that July 20th at Comic Con was something forgettable for those who waited hours to get into Hall H.  One of the craziest announcements was that of a Batman/Superman movie being developed by WB, with director Zack Snyder and executive producer Christopher Nolan.  Continue on to learn more about this big news.

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Comic-Con 2013: Dexter – The Complete Series Collection Blu-ray

Dexter  BluWe’ll be posting our Dexter Comic-Con 2013 panel very soon, but it was at the con where we the press and fans alike were first alerted to the November 5th date for not only the Eight Season, but also an exclusive box set of all 8 seasons and more.  Come on, I know I peaked your curiosity now!  So what are you waiting for?  Thanks to one of my favorite press people, I’m pleased to share with you all the complete press release detailing the exciting news from Showtime Networks, CBS Home Entertainment and Paramount Home Media Distribution.  The pre-orders for the sets are below. Enjoy! Continue reading ‘Comic-Con 2013: Dexter – The Complete Series Collection Blu-ray’


Comic-Con 2013: EW – The Visionaries

Marc Webb 2Hall H’s second panel on Thursday was appropriately titled EW: The Visionaries and the idea behind it was to bring three prolific storytellers of the modern day together on a panel and discuss how they can take things in their head and make them real.  The panel consisted of Amazing Spider-Man‘s Marc Webb, Gravity‘s Alfonso Cuaron and Shaun of the Dead‘s Edgar Wright.   The panel tackled many themes and inherited challenges each of the three filmmakers tackle in their success and I tried my best to capture some of the highlights below.  Enjoy! Continue reading ‘Comic-Con 2013: EW – The Visionaries’


Comic-Con 2013: Europa Report

Europa Report TNWelcome to the official kickoff of Comic-Con 2013 here in Hall H on Thursday, July 18th.  Europa Report was the first panel to grace the beloved and expansive walls of Hall H.  Things quickly started off with a “big bang” as the excited audience was greeted with a glimpse of the film’s trailer before the panel consisting of director Sebastian Cordero, composer Bear McCreary, producer Ben Browning, actress Karolina Wydra and JPL scientists Steve Vance and Kevin Hand were called out on the stage I hope to someday grace.  A boy can dream, right?  Astronomer Dr. Phil Platt moderated the panel. Continue reading ‘Comic-Con 2013: Europa Report’


Sam Kieth’s The Maxx is back!

The Maxx - www.whysoblu.comSam Kieth’s The Maxx was a runaway sensation when initially published. Kieth’s exquisite artistry and quirky stories resonated with readers who had never seen anything quite like it before. Exploring the strange relationship between two realities, The Maxx follows the dual identities of a man caught between the real world and a heroic fantasy realm called The Outback. The Maxx ran for more than 30 issues and inspired a popular animated show on MTV. Now, 20 years later, the striking series is returning to comic shops with fully re-mastered and re-colored printings of the classic stories, and all supervised by Kieth to ensure the highest possible quality. The Maxx: Maxximized will also feature brand-new painted covers by Kieth Additionally, IDW will—for the first time ever—release a series of hardcover Maxx collections. And if that wasn’t enough, there will also be Artist’s Editions enabling readers to finally see Sam’s beautiful and delicate line work as they never have before. Continue reading ‘Sam Kieth’s The Maxx is back!’


Comic-Con 2013: “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” World Premiere

shield 10Today I was lucky enough to get into this year’s hot ticket television panel – “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.,” where Marvel honcho and the show’s executive produce Jeph Loeb held court wearing a “Coulson Lives” t-shirt.  He then introduced the writer-producers Jed Whedon, Maurissa Tancharoen, Jeff Bell, and then the show’s stars Clark Gregg (Agent Phil Coulson), Ming-Na Wen (Agent Melinda May), Ian De Caestecker (Leo Fitz), Elizabeth Henstridge (Jemma Simmons), Chloe Bennet (Skye), and Brett Dalton (Agent Grant Ward) with mastermind/writer/director Joss Whedon coming in last to thunderous applause.  I’ve seen Joss Whedon a couple of times now, and he’s always a ton of fun on these panels but I was wondering just how much of the show we would get to see.  Since the show doesn’t premiere until September I thought we might get to see some clips but once again Joss had a surprise up his sleeve… Continue reading ‘Comic-Con 2013: “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” World Premiere’


Comic-Con 2013: The Amazing Spider-Man 2

spidey 2 whysoblu banner-001This is a big jump to way towards the end of Friday’s activities in Hall H at San Diego Comic Con this year, but I figure Spider-man is popular enough to have more people curious about what went on here than other panels I was able to witness. Here is the official description of what was in store for audiences: The Amazing Spider-Man 2 — Last year, Andrew Garfield, along with director Marc Webb and producers Avi Arad and Matt Tolmach, launched a new chapter in the Peter Parker story with The Amazing Spider-Man. With a new installment in the franchise due in 2014, join us in Hall H for one of Comic-Con’s most highly anticipated panels to hear a bit about what awaits Peter Parker in The Amazing Spider-Man 2. Having gotten to sit through the entire panel and take a first look at footage from this web-slinging sequel, I will have plenty to share in the rest of this post.

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