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SDCC 2015: Shout! Factory is Heading to the Show

Shout! Factory. Booth 4118. That’s all you need to know!

Okay, maybe there are a few more fun facts we can provide. If you’re SDCC-bound, you’ll want to read on! The Shout! booth is bigger, better and even easier to find this year. They’re near the front doors, across from Nickelodeon, Starz and BBC America.

Fremiums Galore

What’s free, you ask? We have a couple exclusives and several handouts, all available while supplies last. Just stop by and ask for them!

  • Brand-new Scream Factory button packs featuring great art from five upcoming releases.
  • My Little Pony: Equestria Girls – Friendship Games buttons
  • Shout! Factory tote bags
  • Shout! Factory TV screen wipes

Booth Events

The Shout! Factory Green Screen Photo Booth: Commemorate your SDCC experience with a free digital photo at our photo booth, Thursday through Sunday. Choose from MST3K, Scream Factory, My Little Pony, Power Rangers and The Seventh Dwarf. Once we’ve snapped your picture and you’ve chosen your background, you can share your photo digitally via the social media platform of your choice.

Kaiju Scavenger Hunt: Shout! Factory TV is teaming with Famous Monsters Of Filmland Magazine (booth #1507) for a kaiju scavenger hunt! Visit both booths to collect each half of a special postcard, and then present both halves at either Shout! Factory’s or Famous Monsters’ booth to collect your limited-edition Godzilla poster. We’ll even let you keep the postcards!

My Little Pony Costume Contest: Is your My Little Pony cosplay so good even Rarity would be impressed? Come show us! If you are dressed as a My Little Pony character, come to our booth and have your picture taken in the green-screen photo booth to enter. Each day (Thursday- Sunday) one winner will be selected to receive a $100 American Express gift card. The grand prize winner gets a $150 American Express gift card PLUS an entire set of EVERY My Little Pony release by Shout! Kids. No purchase necessary. Rules and restrictions apply.

Power Rangers Photo Op: Go, Go to the Shout! booth on Thursday and Saturday at noon to meet real, battle-tested Power Rangers. They’ll be posing for pictures and looking as morphenomenal as you’d expect.

Meet Samantha Newark (original speaking voices of Jem and Jerrica in Jem And The Holograms) at 1 pm on Friday, 7/10. There will be a special signing with SDCC-exclusive posters. Wristbands required. Distribution begins Friday morning at the Shout! booth.

Scan your badge to get a ShoutFactory.com coupon (emailed to you after the convention) and to qualify to win a shopping spree.

Pick up some top Shout! and Scream Factory DVDs and Blu-rays right at our booth. We’ll have The Decline Of Western Civilization Collection, The People Under The Stairs, Mystery Science Theater 3000: Volume XXXIII and other great titles. Be sure to stop by the booth for the complete list!

Go To Their Panel!

An Inside Look at Shout! Factory, Shout! Kids, Scream Factory and Shout! Factory TV will happen on Friday, July 10th at 7:30 pm in Room 24ABC. Join Brian Ward (BD/DVD producer), Melissa Boag (Vice-President, Shout! Factory Kids), and Jeff Nelson (Senior Marketing Director, Scream Factory) as they give you an exclusive sneak peak at upcoming Blu-ray and DVD collector’s editions and make some very special announcements. This fan-driven event featuring lively discussion and a Q&A is moderated by Eric Goldman (executive editor at IGN).

Shout Factory SDCC Booth

SDCC 2015: Aspen Comics Announces Complete List of Signings and Events

Aspen logo MLT_Aspen Comics is set to bring together their largest gathering of creators all year in celebration of San Diego Comic Con 2015. The Aspen Comics Booth #2320 will feature signings throughout the weekend and will also be hosting the annual Official Aspen Comics Panel 2015 on Friday at 11:00AM in Room 9. The full events schedule for Aspen Comics is listed below:

 

Appearing at the Aspen Comics Booth #2320 all weekend long:

Frank Mastromauro (Shrugged, Overtaken)

Peter Steigerwald (The ZooHunters, DC’s Convergence)

Vince Hernandez (Fathom Blue, Damsels in Excess)

Mark Roslan (BubbleGun, Broken Pieces)

Josh Reed (Letterer, Aspen Comics)

Heather Finley (Executive Assistant: Iris Annual)

Tom Hutchison (Big Dog Ink Publisher)

David Wohl (Executive Assistant: Iris) Friday – Sunday only

Scott Lobdell (The Four Points) Friday – Sunday only

 

THURSDAY 07/09

11– 12PM:

Paolo Pantalena (Oniba: Swords of the Demon, Jirni)

Siya Oum (Lola XOXO, Wasteland Madam)

Eric “Ebas” Basaldua (Michael Turner’s Fathom Blue, Eternal Soulfire)

Lori Hanson (Lola XOXO: Wasteland Madam, EA: Assassins)

Alex Konat (Michael Turner’s Eternal Soulfire, All New Fathom)

Ken Marion (Jirni, Michael Turner’s All New Soulfire)

 

12:30 – 1:30PM

Agnes Garbowska (Fathom Kiani, Psycho Bonkers)

 

2-3PM:

Paolo Pantalena (Oniba: Swords of the Demon, Jirni)

Siya Oum (Lola XOXO, Wasteland Madam)

Eric “Ebas” Basaldua (Michael Turner’s Fathom Blue, Eternal Soulfire)

Alex Konat (Michael Turner’s Eternal Soulfire, All New Fathom)

Ken Marion (Jirni, Michael Turner’s All New Soulfire)

 

4PM:

Ale Garza (Michael Turner’s Fathom, Psycho Bonkers)

Dawn McTeigue (Lola XOXO: Wasteland Madam)

 

FRIDAY 07/10

11– 12PM:

Paolo Pantalena (Oniba: Swords of the Demon, Jirni)

Siya Oum (Lola XOXO, Wasteland Madam)

Eric “Ebas” Basaldua (Michael Turner’s Fathom Blue, Eternal Soulfire)

Alex Konat (Michael Turner’s Eternal Soulfire, All New Fathom)

Ken Marion (Jirni, Michael Turner’s All New Soulfire)

 

12:30 – 1:30PM

Nei Ruffino (Shahrazad, Critter)

 

2-3PM:

Paolo Pantalena (Oniba: Swords of the Demon, Jirni)

Siya Oum (Lola XOXO, Wasteland Madam)

Eric “Ebas” Basaldua (Michael Turner’s Fathom Blue, Eternal Soulfire)

Alex Konat (Michael Turner’s Eternal Soulfire, All New Fathom)

Ken Marion (Jirni, Michael Turner’s All New Soulfire)

 

4PM:

Ale Garza (Michael Turner’s Fathom, Psycho Bonkers)

Dawn McTeigue (Lola XOXO: Wasteland Madam)

 

SATURDAY 07/11:

11– 12PM:

Paolo Pantalena (Oniba: Swords of the Demon, Jirni)

Siya Oum (Lola XOXO, Wasteland Madam)

Eric “Ebas” Basaldua (Michael Turner’s Fathom Blue, Eternal Soulfire)

Alex Konat (Michael Turner’s Eternal Soulfire, All New Fathom)

Ken Marion (Jirni, Michael Turner’s All New Soulfire)

 

2-3PM:

Paolo Pantalena (Oniba: Swords of the Demon, Jirni)

Siya Oum (Lola XOXO, Wasteland Madam)

Eric “Ebas” Basaldua (Michael Turner’s Fathom Blue, Eternal Soulfire)

Alex Konat (Michael Turner’s Eternal Soulfire, All New Fathom)

Ken Marion (Jirni, Michael Turner’s All New Soulfire)

 

4-5PM:

Nei Ruffino (Shahrazad, Critter)

 

SUNDAY 07/12:

11– 12PM:

Paolo Pantalena (Oniba: Swords of the Demon, Jirni)

Siya Oum (Lola XOXO, Wasteland Madam)

Eric “Ebas” Basaldua (Michael Turner’s Fathom Blue, Eternal Soulfire)

Alex Konat (Michael Turner’s Eternal Soulfire, All New Fathom)

  1. Ken Marion (Jirni, Michael Turner’s All New Soulfire)

 

1-2PM:

Paolo Pantalena (Oniba: Swords of the Demon, Jirni)

Siya Oum (Lola XOXO, Wasteland Madam)

Eric “Ebas” Basaldua (Michael Turner’s Fathom Blue, Eternal Soulfire)

Alex Konat (Michael Turner’s Eternal Soulfire, All New Fathom)

Ken Marion (Jirni, Michael Turner’s All New Soulfire)

 

The Official Aspen Comics Panel 2015 will be on Friday at 11:00AM in Room 9, and will feature Aspen creators Frank Mastromauro, Peter Steigerwald, Vince Hernandez, Mark Roslan, Josh Reed, David Wohl, Scott Lobdell, Siya Oum, Paolo Pantalena, Alex Konat, V. Ken Marion, Beth Sotelo, Hannibal Tabu, Heather Finley and BDI’s Tom Hutchison. The Aspen team will reveal upcoming new series from the publisher including a new project from creator Wohl and Giuseppe Cafaro, along with other reveals. As well, all fans in attendance at The Official Aspen Comics Panel 2015 will receive a free copy of Critter #1 featuring an exclusive cover by Alex Konat and Peter Steigerwald only available to panel attendees.

SDCC 2015: Aspen Comics’ Full List of Exclusives

This year’s full list of Aspen Comics exclusives for San Diego Comic Con 2015 has been announced to be available at the Aspen Comics Booth #2320. The publisher will feature two world premiere series launches for Michael Turner’s Eternal Soulfire #1 and Critter #1, in addition to featuring two new oversized art books, The Art of Aspen: Volume 2 and The Art of Big Dog Ink: Volume 1, as well as the prestige format century editions of Michael Turner’s Eternal Soulfire and Fathom Blue #1. Aspen’s new con-exclusive releases also include Michael Turner’s Fathom Blue #2, Shahrazad #4, and the first offering of Oniba: Swords of the Demon with a special con-exclusive sketchbook featuring artwork and concept designs for the new upcoming series from the publisher. Aspen will also be offering a rare Critter #1 SDCC 2015 Official Aspen Comics Panel exclusive variant cover that will only be available at The Official Aspen Comics Panel 2015 on Friday at 11:00AM in Room 9.

The full list of Aspen Comics’ SDCC 2015 exclusives available at the Aspen Comics Booth #2320 is as follows:

The Art of Aspen Comics: Volume 2, limited to 500 editions.

The Art of Big Dog Ink: Volume 1, limited to 500 editions.

Michael Turner’s Eternal Soulfire #1 SDCC 2015 exclusive cover by Alex Konat & Peter Steigerwald, limited to 200 copies.

Michael Turner’s Eternal Soulfire #1 SDCC 2015 Century Edition exclusive cover by Michael Turner and Peter Steigerwald, limited to 100 copies.

Critter #1 SDCC 2015 Retro Edition exclusive cover by Owen Gieni, limited to 200 copies.

Critter #1 SDCC 2015 Official Aspen Comics Panel exclusive variant cover by Alex Konat and Peter Steigerwald.

Oniba: Swords of the Demon Limited Edition Convention Exclusive Sketchbook, limited to 200 editions.

Michael Turner’s Fathom Blue #1 SDCC 2015 Century Edition exclusive cover by Michael Turner and Peter Steigerwald, limited to 100 copies.

Michael Turner’s Fathom Blue #2 SDCC 2015 exclusive cover by Paolo Pantalena and Ula Mos, limited to 200 copies.

Shahrazad #4 SDCC 2015 exclusive cover by Nei Ruffino, limited to 200 copies.

Aspen will also be offering an SDCC 2015 exclusive series of ten new art prints featuring popular covers from Michael Turner’s Eternal Soulfire and Fathom Blue, BDI’s Critter and Shahrazad, and classic covers by company founder Michael Turner.

SDCC 2015: Marvel Returns For An Epic Comic-Con Panel Lineup!

marvel featuredThe biggest convention of the year demands the biggest panels! That’s right, next week Marvel (Booth #2329) is heading back to San Diego Comic Con and they’re bringing the big panels, huge creators, and massive announcements! Over the course of the four day mega-event, they’re bringing the fan service that will make this year’s convention the place to be!

Want to get a sneak peek at the upcoming seasons of Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and Marvel’s Agent Carter? Want to get the inside scoop on the Marvel Universe after Secret Wars? All that and more await you at the world famous Marvel Panels! And that’s just the beginning! Trust us, True Believers, you won’t want to miss these action packed panels!

Please note all panel line-ups and times are subject to change.

 

Thursday, July 9th

Marvel’s Disney Kingdoms 

10:00am – 11:00am

Room 7AB

Join the creators of the popular Disney Kingdoms imprint by Marvel. Discover what makes this collaborative relationship so much fun with a look back at previous titles as well as a glance forward at the future.

 

Marvel: Breaking into Comics the Marvel Way 

1:00pm – 2:00pm

Room 7AB

Are you a writer or artist?  Ever dream of working for Marvel?  Do you find yourself thinking, “I could do that…if I knew how!”  Well, here’s your chance!  Join Marvel Executive Editor Tom Brevoort and host of Marvel talent including Kris Anka (Uncanny X-Men) to find out the answers on how to get your foot in the door and make your job MARVEL!

 

This Week In Marvel – LIVE!

3:00pm – 4:00pm
Auditorium, San Diego Central Public Library 

Marvel’s official, weekly, flagship podcast comes to Comic-Con for a special episode that may or may not include guests, secrets, news, free stuff, arm wrestling, guitar solos, and more! Don’t miss it!

 

Marvel: Uncanny Inhumans & Mutants

4:30pm – 5:30pm 

Room 6DE

Terrigenesis is upon us! Join Editor In Chief Axel Alonso, writers Charles Soule (Uncanny Inhumans), Cullen Bunn (Uncanny X-Men), Jeff Lemire (Extraordinary X-Men), and artist Humberto Ramos (Extraordinary X-Men) to get the 4-1-1 on Marvel’s royal family and merry mutants. What does the future have in store for Black Bolt, Queen Medusa, Cyclops, Storm and the rest of the gang?  And how do their stories intertwine in this all-new all-different age of storytelling? Find out here!

 

Friday, July 10th

Marvel: Secret Wars
10:00am – 11:00am
Room 6DE
The Secret Wars rage on! And we’ve got the architect of Marvel’s universe-destroying event, Jonathan Hickman himself, on hand to answer your Secret Wars questions! What’s more, Executive Editor Tom Brevoort and writer Kieron Gillen (Darth Vader) will also be in attendance! Prepare for a tour of Battleworld and some of its most unique and dangerous territories!

 

Marvel: All-New All-Different Avengers

12:45pm – 1:45pm 

Room 6BCF

Avengers fans ASSEMBLE! Get ready for an All-New All-Different team of Earth’s Mightiest Heroes! We’ve got Executive Editor Tom Brevoort and Director of Content & Character Development Sana Amanat, as well as writers Josh Williamson (Illuminati), Marguerite Bennett (A-Force), Mark Waid (All-New, All-Different Avengers), and Nick Spencer (Ant-Man) all on hand to discuss the newest developments in the Avengers family of titles!

 

Marvel Television Presents Panel

3:00pm – 4:15pm

Ballroom 20

Jeph Loeb (Marvel’s Head of Television) brings you exclusive news and surprises about your favorite action-packed Marvel series on ABC.  Join Jeph, showrunners and the casts of Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and Marvel’s Agent Carter for this can’t-miss panel that’ll have everyone talking!

 

Saturday, July 11th

Marvel Animation Presents! 

10:30am – 11:30pm
Room 6BCF 

The Marvel Animation Studios team returns for one of the most anticipated television panels at San Diego. Join Stephen Wacker (VP, Current Series – Marvel Animation Studios), Cort Lane (VP, Animation Development & Partnerships), and Eric Radomski (SVP, Production & Creative Director, Animation) for exclusive first looks at the exciting new seasons of hit animated series: Marvel’s Avengers: Ultron Revolution and Marvel’s Ultimate Spider-Man vs. The Sinister 6. Plus, experience the world-premiere of never-before-seen footage from Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy animated seriesstarring Star-Lord, Groot, Rocket, Gamora and Drax in the highly-anticipated new animated series coming to Disney XD this year!

 

Marvel: House of Ideas

12:30pm – 1:30pm
Room 6A

Love having the best comics in the industry on your mobile devices? Want to know how Marvel stays on the cutting edge of technology? Then this panel is for you, True Believer! Get exciting news about Marvel’s Infinite Comics as well as what’s happening on the Marvel Comics App, Marvel Unlimited and MORE in this can’t-miss panel!  Plus: Be here for the latest and greatest directly from Marvel Games, including an infestation of epic proportions! Panelists include Executive Editorial Director of Digital Ryan Penagos, Marvel Games Creative Director Bill Rosemann, Marvel Games Executive Producer Mike Jones, and other Mighty Marvel Guests!

 

Marvel: Cup O’ Joe

2:45pm – 3:45pm

Room 6BCF

Join us for this Convention favorite! Here is your chance to Q&A with Marvel’s Chief Creative Officer Joe Quesada, for this no-holds-barred panel on everything Marvel. Got a question about a favorite hero? Want to hear the latest developments on Marvel’s Star Wars or Guardians of the Galaxy comics? This panel has you covered!  Featuring special guest Editor in Chief Axel Alonso, Executive Editor Tom Brevoort, and Talent Scout C.B. Cebulski, as well as writers Charles Soule (Lando), Cullen Bunn (Drax), Kieron Gillen (Darth Vader), Mark Waid (S.H.I.E.L.D.), Greg Pak (The Totally Awesome Hulk) and some other Mighty Marvel guests this is one panel you do NOT want to miss!

 

LEGO® Marvel’s Avengers: From Silver Screen to Videogame Console
4:15pm – 5:15pm
Room 6A

Join Arthur Parsons (Game Director, TT Games), Matt Ellison (Producer TT Games), Mike Jones (Executive Producer, Marvel Games) and Bill Rosemann (Creative Director, Marvel Games) as they present an inside look at LEGO Marvel’s Avengers, the first console videogame featuring characters and storylines from the critically-acclaimed film Marvel’s The Avengers and the blockbuster sequel Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron, all combined with a splash of classic LEGO humor. Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, TT Games and Marvel Games are teaming up to provide a spirited panel discussion on this brand new, action-packed Super Hero adventure, including a live game-play demonstration, reveals of enhanced character team-up abilities and power-up features, new artwork, the latest game trailer and more. Not to mention exclusive giveaways! LEGO Marvel’s Avengers will be available this winter.

 

Sunday, July 12th

Marvel Unlimited+ Member-Only Panel.*
10:00am – 11:00am
Hilton San Diego Bayfront Hotel
Join Executive Editorial Director of Digital Ryan Penagos, writer Jeff Lemire (All-New Hawkeye) and other top Marvel creators for a private panel discussion of what’s happening inside the Marvel Universe.  Get FREE merchandise, sneak peeks of upcoming comics, Q&A Session to answer all your burning questions and more surprises to be announced.  Not to be missed! Marvel Unlimited Plus Members ONLY – show your Member Card or confirmation email at the Marvel Booth for a ticket to the event.

*Panel line-up is subject to change.  Merchandise available while supplies last.  Must show official Member Card, Photo ID or order confirmation email at the door to gain entry.

 

Marvel: Women of Marvel
11:15am – 12:15pm

Room 5AB
From Ms. Marvel to the A-Force, from Twitter to tumblr, women in comics has been one of the most talked-about topics in comics recently.  Join the conversation as women from multiple disciplines in the creative process at Marvel discuss what it’s like working as a woman in comics today and what it means for the future of the industry! PLUS – A surprise announcement or two!  Panelists include Content Development Director Sana Amanat, Producer Judy Stephens, Social Media Manager Adri Cowan, Marguerite Bennett (A-Force), Margaret Stohl (Black Widow: Forever Red), Ann Foley (Costume, Designer, Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.), and Lorraine Cink (Host of the Watcher)!

 

Marvel: Spider-Man & His Amazing Friends
12:30am – 1:30pm
Room 6DE

If you want the lowdown on present and future Spider-Man titles, then join us for this exclusive and revealing panel! Hear announcements from editors and creators about new Spider-Man family titles, as well as some exciting news on Marvel’s street-level characters.  Special guests will include Editor In Chief Axel Alonso, Editor Wil Moss, as well as writers Charles Soule (Daredevil), Chip Zdarsky (Howard the Duck) and more surprise guests!

BOOM! Teases New Mike Carey and Mike Perkins Project

As part of its series of announcements leasing up to San Diego Comic-Con, publisher BOOM! Studios unveiled a new image to tease a new original project coming in October from creators Mike Carey and Mike Perkins! Details on the series will be released soon!

Art by Mike Perkins

SDCC 2015: Invader Zim Set to Invade July 8th

Oni Press is set to launch the first issue of the sure-to-be hit Invader Zim comic series next week on Wednesday, July 8th. The comic will launch with a number of activities at San Diego Comic-Con and several alternate covers from fan-favorite artists.

Invader Zim #1 will arrive in stores next Wednesday, July 8th, just in time to make San Diego Comic-Con a major event for Invader Zim fans. Oni Press will host a panel, The Return of Invader Zim, Saturday 7/11 at 2 pm in Room 29AB that features original creator Jhonen Vasquez, original show staff and creative staff on the new Zim comic Aaron Alexovich, original show writer and comic staff Eric Trueheart, Inker on the new Invader Zim comic Megan Lawton, and Oni Press Editor-in-Chief James Lucas Jones. Questions for the panel will be accepted via responses to a specific message on Oni Press’ Twitter in the week leading up to Comic-Con, with those whose questions are selected winning a copy of Invader Zim #1. Invader Zim cosplayers visiting Oni Press’ booth (#1833) at SDCC will also receive Invader Zim #1. Bryan Konietzko has produced a San Diego Comic-Con exclusive cover for the first issue that will be available exclusively at Oni Press’ SDCC booth. Finally, Oni Press will host the following signings for the Invader Zim comic creative team at their SDCC booth #1833:

Thursday 7/9

11 am – Aaron Alexovich, Megan Lawton

 

Friday 7/10

4 pm – Jhonen Vasquez, Bryan Konietzko

 

Saturday 7/11

3:30 pm – Jhonen Vasquez, Aaron Alexovich, Eric Trueheart, Megan Lawton

 

Sunday 7/12

2 pm – Aaron Alexovich, Eric Trueheart, Megan Lawton

Due to the massive demand for Friday and Saturday’s signings, tickets will be given out at the Oni Press booth from the start of the show on respective days with fans selected for spots in those signings announced at the Oni Press booth and via Oni Press’ Twitter an hour before the Friday and Saturday signings. Attendees will be limited to signings for two items.

SDCC 2015: Diamond Select Toys Announces Panels, Party and Promos

It’s that time of year again, the time when San Diego explodes into a ball of white-hot fire, and Diamond Select Toys is planning to be at the center of that fire! Once again, DST will set up shop at San Diego Comic-Con, at the San Diego Convention Center, from July 8th through the 12th. They’ll be showing off new products and selling exclusive toys at booth #2607, as well as hosting panels, throwing parties and giving away cool swag!

On Preview Night, July 8, be sure to stop by Booth #2607 first, to check out Diamond Select’s new setup, with larger display cases and a more navigable floor space. Exclusive toy products will be on sale, as well as plenty of regular releases, and many, many upcoming items will be on display! And if you’re looking for an in-stock, non-exclusive item that we don’t have at the booth, you’ll be able to order it from the DST website, right there on the show floor, and get free shipping!

On Thursday, July 9, Diamond Select Toys will kick off Comic-Con with a late-night fan party at the DST Lounge, hosted by Taste and Thirst on Fourth, at 715 4th Avenue. Starting at 10:00 PM, the venue will be open to the public following a private event, and visitors can enjoy food and drinks while surrounded by images from the world of Kevin Smith’s View Askewniverse, including a life-size backdrop of the Quick Stop from Clerks! If you can’t make it that night, come back for food, drinks and photo ops all weekend!

Continuing the View Askew theme, each morning at 9:30, from Thursday July 9 through Sunday July 12, DST will give away a limited number of Mallrats promotional Minimates at booth #2607 – their first Mallrats product! Simply ask a DST team member, and they’ll let you know where in the booth they are being given out, but stop by early – they go fast!

Additionally, free full-size posters will be available at the DST booth throughout the weekend, featuring artwork of Jay and Silent Bob, Back to the Future and Aliens by the actual Minimates designers! A different design will be put out each day, so keep checking back to get them all. The front table at the DST booth will also be where you can pick up information cards about DST’s two panel presentations.

Speaking of panels, here’s where you can get more info about what’s on the horizon for DST, and ask your most burning questions:

Minimates Mini-Figures: From Ant-Man to Zombies, Saturday, July 11, 1:30p.m. – 2:30p.m., Room 8

Chuck Terceira (President, Diamond Select Toys), Jason Wires (Prototype Painter) and Brian Felgar (Prototype Painter and Customizer) discuss what’s coming up for the toy line, including new series based on Marvel Comics, movies and animation, plus The Walking Dead, Gotham, Jay and Silent Bob, Back to the Future, Muppets and more! Zach Oat (Marketing Supervisor, DST) will moderate a Q&A, reveal new artwork, and award prizes!

 

Diamond Select Toys Round-Up, Sunday, July 12, 3:00p.m. – 4:00p.m., Room 24ABC
Chuck Terceira (President, Diamond Select Toys), Adam Van Wickler (Gentle Giant Studios) and Jason Wires (Prototype Painter) discuss DST’s diverse product lines, from 7-inch Select action figures to electronic vehicles to role-play items to vinyl banks. Topics include Marvel Comics, The Walking Dead, PVZ, Jay and Silent Bob, Muppets, Ghostbusters, Gotham, DC Animated and more! Zach Oat (Marketing Supervisor, DST) will moderate a Q&A, reveal new products and award prizes!

SDCC 2015: Lion Forge’s Panel Lineup

LionForge-Roar_COMBO_LOGODigital-first publisher Lion Forge Comics is celebrating its debut lineup of print comic books and graphic novels with a full slate of programming at next week’s San Diego Comic-Con. Highlights include a star-studded Miami Vice 30th anniversary reunion panel, a special appearance by cosplay superstar Yaya Han with two Comic Con-exclusive prints, and free sketch sessions with Lion Forge artists throughout the weekend.

PANELS

Miami Vice 30th Anniversary RetrospectiveThursday, July 9, 6:00-7:00 p.m. — Room 29AB

Talent from the classic NBC primetime series will join creators from the current Lion Forge comics to discuss the enduring legacy of the show that spawned decades of neo-noir cop shows to follow. Series creator Anthony Yerkovich and actors Edward James Olmos (“Lt. Castillo”), Michael Talbott (“Det. Switek”), and Olivia Brown (“Det. Joplin”) will talk with Miami Vice graphic novel writer Jonathan London and Lion Forge editor Shannon Eric Denton about the music, the colors, the alligators, and the action that made Miami Vice such a hit.

Care Bears & Madballs: A Look Back and A Look AheadFriday, July 10, 5:30-6:30 p.m. — Room 8

A lively look back at the mega-popular ’80s franchises that are seeing a resurgence with new entertainment in 2015. Fans will have a chance to meet members of the American Greetings creative teams behind both properties and learn about their journey from greeting card idea to global phenomenon. Clare Kramer of Geek Nation will unveil a treasure trove of history and news for fans with Rick Reising (Sr. Managing Editor, American Greetings), Carlos Villagra (Head of New IP & Illustration, American Greetings), Georgia Ball (Writer, Care Bears graphic novel), and Adam Staffaroni (Senior Editor, Roar Comics). Featuring sneak peeks at artwork from the new Lion Forge comics making their digital debut this month!

Andre the Giant: The Man Behind the LegendSaturday, July 11, 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. — Room 29AB

The beloved pro wrestler’s daughter Robin Christensen Roussimoff joins Brandon Easton, author of Lion Forge’s authorized graphic novel biography, and editor Shannon Eric Denton to discuss the real man we all know as the Eighth Wonder of the World. Join us for fond reminiscences of one of sports entertainment’s most legendary figures. Hosted by Andre Meadows of Black Nerd Comedy.

SIGNINGS

Signings and free sketch sessions for fans will be held throughout the weekend at Lion Forge Booth #2300. Below times are subject to change and more events to be announced — stop by the booth for up-to-the-minute news.

Thursday

4:00 – 5:00 p.m. — MIAMI VICE Signing — Michael Talbott, Olivia Brown, and Jonathan London

Friday

11:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. — MIAMI VICE Signing — Michael Talbott, Olivia Brown, and Jonathan London

Saturday

12:30 – 1:30 p.m. — ANDRE THE GIANT Signing — Robin Christensen Roussimoff and Brandon Easton

2:30 – 3:30 p.m. — CARE BEARS Signing — Georgia Ball

3:30 – 5:00 p.m. — YAYA HAN Signing (SDCC ‘15-exclusive prints for sale! Two for $25)

Sunday — Kids’ Day!

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. — CRYSTAL CADETS Signing — Anne Toole

2:00 – 3:00 p.m. — SAVED BY THE BELL Signing — Joelle Sellner

3:00 – 4:00 p.m. — PUNKY BREWSTER Signing and FREE Sketches — Joelle Sellner and Lesley Vamos

Atticus Ross Joins Outcast

Atticus RossFOX International Studios today announced that Atticus Ross, Grammy, Golden Globe and Academy Award-winning composer, producer and electronic musician is on board to score Robert Kirkman’s upcoming exorcism drama, Outcast, produced for Cinemax by FOX International Studios. This marks Ross’ television series score debut.

Ross’ acclaimed film work includes the score for David Fincher’s The Social Network, which earned him the Oscar and the Golden Globe, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and Gone Girl with long-time collaborator Trent Reznor. He also composed the music for Hughes Brothers’ The Book of Eli, Bill Pohlad’s Love & Mercy and Michael Mann’s Blackhat among others. Ross first garnered attention in the mid-1990’s as a programmer for Tim Simeon’s Bomb the Bass, and later for co-producing and programming five Nine Inch Nails albums with Reznor: With Teeth, Year Zero, The Slip, the instrumental Ghosts I-IV and Hesitation Marks.

San Diego Comic Con goers will get a first look at Outcast on Saturday, July 11, in Room 6DE at 3:00 p.m. Panelists include: creators and executive producers Robert Kirkman and Chris Black, cast members Patrick Fugit, Philip Glenister, and Wrenn Schmidt. Kumail Nanjiani will moderate, followed by a fan autograph signing at 5:45 p.m at the Warner Bros. booth #4545.

The series  follows Kyle Barnes, a young man who has been plagued by possession since he was a child.  Now an adult, he embarks on a journey to find answers but what he uncovers could mean the end of life on Earth as we know it.

Outcast is expected to premiere day & date on Cinemax in the U.S. and across FIC’s FOX-branded entertainment channels in over 125 countries worldwide in 2016.

SDCC 2015: Mondo Brings Ant-Man, Superman, TMNT & More to the Show

Mondo has released a sneak peek at its offerings for San Diego Comic-Con 2015, featuring the best in artist-driven collectibles for characters, films and comics. This year, more than ever, Mondo is showing off a wide variety of products from an amazing team of designers and world-class artists. Below is a small sampling of the posters, vinyl and collectible figures that will be on hand at their booth #835.

POSTERS

Here’s a first look at the Ant-Man screen print from artist Kevin Tong. “In designing the poster, I wanted to show Ant-Man’s scale, the intensity of his transformation, and really just trying to make a poster as fun and dynamic as the movie,” said Tong.

The poster is printed on holofoil, a unique reflective surface, adding a dynamic element to the print. The regular version of the poster will be on sale at a future date via Mondo’s official site. Mondo will be releasing a diverse selection of posters throughout the convention, including the debut of an awesome new license.

Ant Man (Foil Variant)
Artist: Kevin Tong
24″x36″
Edition of 175
$85

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COLLECTIBLE FIGURES

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 1/6 Scale Figures

Just last year Mondo announced that they were making a big step into the world of high-end collectible figures. At this year’s Comic-Con Mondo continues that promise to deliver jaw-dropping figures with a first look at its line of 1/6 scale Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.

Leonardo is the first in a series of 1/6 scale Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle figures, inspired by the original Eastman & Laird comic book from the 1980s. Standing approximately 11 inches in height, and featuring 25+ points of articulation, Leonardo includes interchangeable hands, multiple accessories, and a choice of the classic red mask from the comics, or the famous blue mask from the cartoon series! All four turtles will be on display at Mondo’s booth. (Price TBD)

TMNT_Leonardo - Mondo

 

First Hellboy Statue

In 1991, comic artist & writer Mike Mignola did a black & white illustration at a comic convention of a demon character that bore the name “Hellboy” on his belt. This was the genesis of the filed-horned fighter of the supernatural known and loved today. Mondo is excited to bring the original concept to life with a 12″ polystone statue showcasing all the strange and fun details of the original drawing. In addition to all the sculpted details, original Hellboycolorist Dave Stewart was enlisted to design the color scheme for the piece. Now is a Hell of a time to bring this piece of comic history home! First Hellboy is currently available for pre-order at MondoTees.com ($200)

Come by the booth to see more collectibles including an early preview of a Godzilla sculpture based on Phantom City Creative’s poster design – it’s truly a one-of-a-kind piece.

First Hellboy FirstHellboy_OriginalSketch (Mike Mignola)

 

VINYL

Aliens – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

The Academy Award-nominated score for Aliens is an appropriate musical companion to this wildly successful sequel. Much like the film, the soundtrack is a departure from the original, but equally beloved. Composer James Horner took the reigns from Jerry Goldsmith and made something his own: blending the suspense and horror that the franchise is known for, with an element of fun that is unique to this entry.

This deluxe edition soundtrack features over a dozen cues that have never before been released on vinyl, including 5 bonus tracks. Commenting on the design, artist Killian Eng said, “I wanted the alien to play a big role but at the same time incorporate its shape into the materials of the space station, almost like it becomes the station itself, keeping the marines in a steady merciless grip.”

Composed & Conducted by James Horner
Artwork by Kilian Eng
Pressed on 180 Gram Queen (Blue & Black swirl) Vs.
Power Loader (Yellow with Black Stripe) Colored Vinyl
$35

 

01. Main Title (5:13)
02. Bad Dreams (1:22)
03. Dark Discovery / Newt’s Horror (2:07)
04. LV-426 (2:03)
05. Combat Drop (3:29)
06. The Complex (1:34)
07. Atmosphere Station (3:11)
08. Med.Lab. (2:04)
09. Newt (1:14)
10. Sub-Level 3 (6:36)
11. Ripley’s Rescue (3:19)
12. Face Huggers (4:24)
13. Futile Escape (8:29)
14. Newt Is Taken (2:04)
15. Going After Newt (3:18)
16. The Queen (1:45)
17. Bishop’s Countdown (2:50)
18. Queen To Bishop (2:31)
19. Resolution And Hyperspace (6:27)

 

Bonus Tracks

20. Bad Dreams (Alternate) (1:23)
21. Ripley’s Rescue (Percussion Only) (3:20)
22. LV-426 (Alternate Edit – Film Version) (1:13)
23. Combat Drop (Percussion Only) (3:24)
24. Hyperspace (Alternate Ending) (2:08)

Aliens_Front Cover

 

Superman: The Animated Series – Die-Cut Single

Mondo is thrilled to announce the Superman: The Animated Series Die-Cut single featuring the character’s iconic emblem cut in the shape of the Man of Steel’s “S” in classic red vinyl or Kryptonite green vinyl. Commenting on the artwork, Justin Erickson of Phantom City Creative said, “I wanted to make this a companion piece to my packaging design for Batman: The Animated Series. While Batman is darker and more serious, Superman needed to be bright, colorful and energetic to reflect the tonal differences between the two.”

The single features the theme music of the inimitable Shirley Walker, whose leadership on this and Batman: The Animated Series set the standard for the music of the DC Animated universe for decades to come. This release is an essential companion piece to last year’s Batman: The Animated Series Die-Cut Single.

Music by Shirley Walker
Artwork by Phantom City Creative
LP Single Die-Cut with screen-printed B-Side
Pressed on Classic Red Vinyl or Kryptonite Green Vinyl
$25

 

Side A

01. Superman: The Animated Series – Main Title (1:07)
02. Superman: The Animated Series – End Credits (0:35)
03. The New Batman / Superman Adventures – Main Title (1:05)
04. The New Batman / Superman Adventures – End Credits (0:35)

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