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Wizard World Adds Albuquerque, Moves Another Con

wizard worldWizard World, Inc. today announced the addition of Wizard World Comic Con Albuquerque to its 2015 schedule, bringing the current number of Wizard World events scheduled this year to 27. Wizard World acquired naming rights to the event, set for June 19-21, 2015, at the Albuquerque Convention Center, from founder and longtime owner Greg Derrick.

Celebrity and comics creator guests and other details about the event will be announced in the coming weeks. That’s the second Wizard World show for those dates, Wizard World Sacramento Comic Con is also occurring that same weekend.

In early March, the company announced that it was rescheduling Wizard World Comic Con Greenville from May of 2015 to July 15-17, 2016. So, win some and lose some….

The Walking Dead Posts Best Ratings Ever for a Finale

walking-dead-5 photoIt shouldn’t be much of a surprise but The Walking Dead continued to flex its muscles as television’s highest rated series. The season finale pulled in a best 15.8 million viewers of which 10.4 million were adults 18-49. That’s great, but doesn’t match the series high, which was this season’s opener which saw 17.3 million viewers.

The series’s 16 episodes ranked in the top 20 entertainment telecasts across all of television for adults 18-49. When you add in sports and specials, the 16 epsiodes all rank in the top 50 telecasts, the first time a series has achieved this in cable history.

The show ended the season as the number one show in adults 18-49 with an average 14.4 million viewers and 9.4 million adults 18-49 live/same day. That’s an increase of 9% in adults 18-49.

The success spilled over to the after show, Chris Hardwick’s Talking Dead. That show saw its best episode to date and pulled in 7.5 million viewers, of which 4.9 million of them were 18-49.

The evening also saw the first teaser ad for The Walking Dead spin-off show Fear the Walking Dead which will debut this summer.

(via AMC)

Fashion Spotlight: Long Live Kuvira, Can’t Get Rid of a Bob-omb, and The Heart Of Heartless

Ript Apparel has three new designs today. Long Live Kuvira, Can’t Get Rid of a Bob-omb, and The Heart Of Heartless from adho1982, AtomicRocket, and TonyCenteno will be for sale on April 1, 2015 only!


Long Live Kuvira by adho1982

Long Live Kuvira

Can’t Get Rid of a Bob-omb by AtomicRocket

Can't Get Rid of a Bob-omb

The Heart Of Heartless by TonyCenteno

The Heart Of Heartless




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Around the Tubes

It’s new comic book day! What’s everyone excited to get this week?

Around the Tubes

Nothing But Comics – Certified?: Paper Sourcing and Comics – Some interesting info.

Gazette – Silver Spring school aids budding comic creators – Very cool!

Kotaku – Now There’s A Mighty Marvel Mobile Multiplayer Brawler – Hrm.

iO9 – The Long And Terrible History Of DC Comics Mistreating Batgirl – Some good comic history.


Around the Tubes Reviews

The Beat – Doctor Who: The Ninth Doctor #1

Bleeding Cool – Doctor Who: The Ninth Doctor #1

Nothing But Comics – Harrow County #1 & 2

Comic Vine – Kanan: The Last Padawan #1

Kotaku – The Private Eye

ICv2 – Seraphim: 266613336 Wings TP

Comic Vine – Uncanny Inhumans #0

Preview: The Woods #12

The Woods #12

Author: James Tynion IV
Artist: Michael Dialynas

Adrian has seen what the future can be. Now that the black stone is within his grasp, he wants to do whatever it takes for that future to come true. Sanami, Calder, and the Hunters have problems of their own as they deal with the chaos of the school.


Preview: Southern Bastards #8

Southern Bastards #8

Story By: Jason Aaron
Art By: Jason Latour
Cover By: Jason Latour
Cover Price: $3.50
Digital Price: $2.99
Diamond ID: DEC140763
Published: April 1, 2015

The final chapter in the story of how the worst football player in Craw County rose to become “Coach Boss,” and the terrible bloody price he had to pay along the way. Don’t miss the chilling conclusion of “Gridiron,” the second arc in the seminal southern crime series.


Preview: Looking For Group #1

Looking For Group #1

Ryan Sohmer (w)
Lar deSouza, Hawk, Ryan Dunlavey, Ed Ryzowski (a)
Ty Templeton, Becky Dreisdadt (c)
Fans & retailers, order the cover of your choice!
FC • 48 pages • $4.99 • Teen+

Looking For Group is a hilarious ride through Fantasy and Adventure tropes, set in a reality and time unlike our own. A place where the eating of small children is not necessarily frowned upon; where beings of extraordinary power can destroy entire villages with only “because I could” as an excuse; where magic and adventure are as common place as setting fire to then reanimating a chipmunk into a skeletal minion (it happens more than you’d think); and an epic journey can begin by an accident of fate. With a brand new cover by Industry Veteran Ty Templeton (Batman ’66 Meets The Green Hornet) and bonus stories from the Non-Playable Character and Tiny Dick Adventures spinoffs, see what millions have been talking about online as this long-running webcomic comes to print in monthly comic book format.


The PS4 Gets a Batman: Arkham Knight Bundle

We’re sure you’re as excited for the release as Batman: Arkham Knight as we are. Our excitement went up to 11 with a new bundle shown off today that includes a PS4 and the game, with two different versions.

Priced at $449.99, the bundle includes a Steel Grey PS4 system chassis with a custom faceplate, matching DualShock 4 wireless controller in Steel Grey and the finale of Rocksteady Studios’ hit Arkham trilogy.

There’s another bundle, priced at $399.99, that comes with a PS4 system and DualShock 4 controller in jet black and Batman: Arkham Knight.

Batman: Arkham Knight arrives June 23.


Preview: Ehmm Theory: Everything and Small Doses TPB


Writer(s): Brockton McKinney
Artist Name(s): Larkin Ford
Cover Artist(s): Larkin Ford
128 pgs./FC/ Mature Readers
$14.99 USD

What do you get when you cross a bloodthirsty, universe-traveling carnival monkey with a time-displaced, foul-mouthed kitten & his best friend? The epic second volume of Ehmm Theory! Gabriel Ehmm takes on incredible new freaked-up foes with the help of his talking cat Mr. Whispers and the telekinetic werewoman named Mindwolf in the brain-melting tale that has folks saying “Oh my macaroni nuts, this is a wild treat!”  Collects Ehmm Theory: Everything and Small Doses #1-4.


Preview: Palmiotti & Brady’s The Big Con Job #2 (of 4)

Palmiotti & Brady’s The Big Con Job #2 (of 4)

Authors: Jimmy Palmiotti & Matt Brady
Artist: Dominike “Domo” Stanton

While Blaze, Poach, Colin, and Hendrix debate whether robbing the Con is worth the risk, we meet two new disgruntled former stars. Madeleine “Maddie” Cannon shares her trailer with a dog on the set of a horrible sci-fi movie, and Jonnie Lao—Zhing Lee of TV’s Lotus Wind series—sits in as an advisor for the remake while hottie actor Billy Benton white-washes his film.


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