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A is Autocrat Reminds us What We’re Fighting for this November

If you need a reminder as to why you need to cast your ballot this November, A is for Autocrat is the A to Z “Trumpian alphabet” reminder.

With words and pictures by DB Dowd and designed by Scott Gericke, A is for Autocrat takes you through the numerous abuses, issues, and reasons to vote Trump out of office.

A fun reminder of what we’re fighting for or a handy guide to get you to do so, it’s available now and published by Spartan Holiday Books.

Order it for yourself or get it for a friend to help motivate them to the polls, you can get your copy.

Comic Creators Come Together to Raise Money for Biden for President on Thursday, October 22

Avengers Assemble!!! Wait, that’s another fundraiser. This Thursday, October 22, comic creators are coming together for a “Virtual Comic Panel” to raise money to benefit Joe Biden for President’s Victory Fund.

The panel will be moderated by Bob Harrison and features Mark Waid, Ron Marz, Greg Pak, Peter Krause, Heather Antos, Chris Sotomayor, Jamal Igle, David Gallaher, Andrew Dalhouse, Bekah Caden, Rich Douek, Richard Clark, Pete Pantazis, Steve Orlando, Cullen Bunn, and Alex Sanchez.

It features panelists from across the comic creation process.

The event takes place October 22 at 6pm EDT/3pm PDT.

The event has five donation tiers ranging from $50 general admission tickets to a $5,600 VIP level that includes a one-on-one video chat with a panel guest, writing critique or portfolio review.

Video conferencing details will be sent to all confirmed participants 24-48 hours prior to the event. Reasonable accommodations, such as closed captioning, will be available at request after RSVP.

The Avengers Assemble to Raise Money for Joe Biden’s Presidential Campaign

Avengers Assemble

Virtual get-togethers of casts are one of the hottest fundraising tickets right now, and the Avengers are assembling to support Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden.

Voters Assemble!” will feature Avengers cast members Don Cheadle, Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Paul Rudd, Mark Ruffalo, and Zoe Saldana.

Joining the cast is vice presidential candidate Sen. Kamala Harris and directors The Russo Brothers for a Q&A and trivia.

The fundraiser takes place on October 20 at 6:45 pm ET. To attend, you can donate any amount of money to the Joe Biden Victory Fund.

Instructions for accessing the virtual event will be in the emailed donation receipt or in the page you will be redirected to after donating.

Honest Thief Takes First Place at the Box Office

Honest Thief

It was a new film at the top of the weekend box office as Honest Thief took first place. The film earned an estimated $3.7 million during the weekend. The film has earned $4.2 million since its debut in total domestically.

Internationally, the film brought in an additional $1.3 million to bring its worldwide total to $5.5 million.

The War with Grandpa dropped to second place after coming in first the previous week. The film added $2.5 million to its total over the weekend and has brought in $7.3 million domestically after two weeks. Internationally, the film has earned $3.5 million for a worldwide total of $10.8 million.

Tenet dropped to third place with an estimated $1.6 million added to its domestic total. The film has earned $50.6 million domestically after seven weeks. The film also added $8.3 million internationally to bring that total to $283.3 million. Worldwide, the film has earned $333.9 million.

The Nightmare Before Christmas has gotten a re-release and came in fourth place. The film earned $1.3 million over the weekend.

Another release, Hocus Pocus, came in fifth and added $756,000 to its domestic total. It now has earned $3.8 million after five weeks. Internationally, the film has earned $26,733 so far for a worldwide total of $3.9 million.

The New Mutants dropped out of the top five in its eighth week coming in at #7 for the weekend. The film added $465,000 to its domestic total to bring that to $22.7 million. The film continues to hold steady at $21 million internationally, indicating its run is over. Worldwide, the film has brought in $43.7 million.

Over the weekend, a little under $12.4 million at 19,917 theaters. That’s an increase of about $3.1 million and about 4,800 more theaters. Last week theaters averaged $615 with this weekend seeing a slight increase to just under $621.

Review: Jiu Jitsu

In Jiu Jitsu, Jake McCall is a combat vet who now works as an assistant wrestling coach for a small college whose major claim is its wrestling team. He is married to a beautiful, caring wife and has a precocious five-year-old boy, and his life with them in a peaceful college town is idyllic (perfect outcome for a combat vet with PTSD). Or so he believes.

Jiu Jitsu is the comic that has lead to the buzzed-about upcoming film starring Nicolas Cage.

Will the comic get you excited for the film? Find out!

Story: Dimitri Logothetis and Jim McGrath
Art: Greg McCrary

Get your copy now! To find a comic shop near you, visit http://www.comicshoplocator.com or call 1-888-comicbook or digitally and online with the links below.

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Review: The Walking Dead Deluxe #1

The Walking Dead returns in full color with extras! The Walking Dead Deluxe takes us back to the beginning with each issue now featuring full color. There’s also extras of what might have been with notes as part of “The Cutting Room Floor.”

What’s it like to revisit this modern classic? How does it change all these years later… and in color? Find out!

Story: Robert Kirkman
Art: Tony Moore
Color: Dave McCaig
Letterer: Russ Wooton

Get your copy now! To find a comic shop near you, visit http://www.comicshoplocator.com or call 1-888-comicbook or digitally and online with the links below.

comiXology
Amazon
Kindle

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Mezco Reveals a One:12 Collective Doctor Fate

Mezco Toyz‘s Fall convention and reveal is underway and while the comic related news has been slim, today fans got an unexpected surprise. The toy and collectible company revealed Doctor Fate will be joining their One:12 Collective line of figures.

While full details haven’t been revealed, there’s opporunity for some really cool accessories to be released with it.

We’ll have more news as it’s revealed.

Michael B. Jordan Joins Static Shock as Producer

Static #1

DC announced during their FanDome event that Static Shock was getting the movie treatment. The Hollywood Reporter has the scoop that Michael B. Jordan and Outlier Society will produce the film.

Jordin joins Reginald Hudlin on the project. Outlier Society is Jordan’s Warner-based banner.

In a statement, Jordan said:

I’m proud to be a part of building a new universe centered around black superheroes; our community deserves that. Outlier Society is committed to bringing to life diverse comic book content across all platforms and we are excited to partner with Reggie and Warner Bros on this initial step.

Static is 15-year-old Virgil Hawkins who gains electromagnetic powers and becomes a costumed crusader.

Static first appeared in Static #1 in 1993 as part of the Milestone Comics imprint. Milestone was a comics imprint founded in response to the underrepresentation of minorities in comics. The comic imprinted the Dakota Verse, filled with minority superheroes and characters. Static was created by Dwayne McDuffie, Denys Cowan, Michael Davis, and Derek T. Dingle. When Milestone folded, Static eventually joined the regular DC Universe.

Milestone is currently being revived by DC. Hudlin will be writing a new Static Shock digital comic series that launches in February 2021 as well as a graphic novel with art by Kyle Baker.

Static has also appeared in other media including his own animated series which ran for four seasons and 52 episodes.

Unboxing: The Comic Garage Ultimate Box Take 2!

The Comic Garage Box is one of the numerous services out there that deliver a box of comics to your doorstep.

The “Ultimate Box” is $44.99 and features 24 comics each month. The “Super Box” features 10 comics for $24.99. You then choose the publisher you want and The Comic Garage sends you a random blind box each month!

Is this subscription service worth it?

We open a second “Ultimate Box” and see for ourselves. We’re still trying to figure out the “value” of the box but our thoughts are pretty clear about the service.

You can order yours now:
Super Box
Ultimate Box

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Charlie McDowell will Direct Daniel Clowes’ Patience

Charlie McDowell will direct Patience, a film based on the graphic novel by Daniel Clowes. The script is being written by McDowell and Justin Lader. Innisfree Pictures’ Jim Burke and Steven Snyder are producing.

Clowes’ Ghost World, Art School Confidential, and Wilson have both been adapted into film.

Focus Features has been working on the adaptation of Clowes’ graphic novel. The comic was originally released in 2016 by Fantagraphics Books and is a “science-fiction love story about time travel. It describes the misadventures of a man, Jack, after he finds his pregnant wife, Patience, murdered in their apartment.”

Charlie McDowell’s directing credits include The One I Love, The Discovery, episodes of Silicon Valley, Legion, Tales from the Loop, and more.

McDowell confirmed the news in a Tweet:

(via Deadline)

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