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Kelly Joins The Strain Video Game

Being a strigoi is life’s cheat code. Humans don’t stand a chance against Kelly.

Season 3 of The Strain premieres this Sunday, August 28 on FX.

Eichhorst is the Latest Playable Character in The Strain Video Game

This great game is just beginning.

Leading up to the August 28 premiere of The Strain, FX has been releasing video game inspired videos featuring main characters from the show.

DC All Access is Celebrating One Million Subscribers with an All-Day Live Stream Event

DC_Logo_RGB_031816DC All Access has exploded in popularity, surpassing one million subscribers on YouTube, and is approaching an average of half a million views per episode. To commemorate this milestone, DC All Access will host its first all-day live stream event Friday, September 2nd from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. PST.

Hosted by fan-favorite personalities Tiffany Smith and Jason Inman, the weekly digital series gives fans an insider’s look at the world of DC Entertainment, featuring breaking news, celebrity interviews and exclusive content that highlights DC’s comics, video games, film, television and more.

The celebratory live stream event will take place on Friday, September 2nd from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. PST and will feature special guest interviews tied to DC’s publishing initiatives.

Marvel Celebrates “Kirby Week” This Week

He’s the King of Comics! A man who left an indelible mark upon the medium, using his peerless imagination to create some of the greatest stories and characters ever told. If you haven’t heard, Marvel will be honoring the great Jack Kirby all week. Head to Marvel.com for a celebration devoted to all things Kirby with Marvel’s KIRBY WEEK.

Jack “The King” Kirby is one of the founding fathers of the Marvel Universe and from August 22nd to the 28th–what would have been Kirby’s 99th birthday–Marvel will pay homage to the incredible and iconic contributions Kirby has made to the House of Ideas, entertainment, and pop-culture.

During KIRBY WEEK fans will get to explore how Jack Kirby brought his creative genius to the Marvel Universe through several articles devoted to “The King” himself.

Marvel.com will also be releasing several podcasts speaking with Neal Kirby, as well as comic book historian, Peter Sanderson, for exclusive interviews on how Jack Kirby has influenced some of the most iconic creative voices and talent of today. Additionally, Marvel.com will also be sharing some of the most iconic moments from Jack Kirby’s historic catalogue of Marvel milestones all week long.

Whether it was westerns, romance, war, horror, sci-fi, humor or Super Heroes – Jack Kirby could do it all through genre-defining stories, and charted a decade-spanning course for graphic fiction as a whole. Use #KirbyWeek on social media and share your favorite Jack Kirby stories, moments, art, and characters.

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The Master Becomes Playable in The Strain Video Game

The Master fears no one… but you should fear his combo move.

Leading up to the August 28 premiere of The Strain, FX has been releasing video game inspired videos featuring main characters from the show.

Press Start. Watch Quinlan Destroy in this The Strain Video Game

Season 3 of The Strain, premieres August 28 on FX.

Join the Strigoi Today with The Strain

Want to transform your life? Consider this… FX as released a new video to promote the third season of The Strain. The show returns August 28 on FX.

Valiant, CGC and Geppi’s Entertainment Museum Celebrate 1 million copies of X-O Manowar

XO_ONE-MILLION_CGC-COPYValiant Entertainment, the Certified Guaranty Company (CGC), and Geppi’s Entertainment Museum head to Cadmus publishing plant in Richmond, VA to celebrate the 1,000,000th copy of X-O Manowar sold since the series’ 2012 debut. The 1,000,000th copy will be removed directly from the presses today at Cadmus by Valiant representatives during the printing of the upcoming X-O Manowar #49 and subsequently entrusted to CGC’s renowned team of preservation experts for grading and encapsulation. The one-of-a-kind, 1,000,000th copy – totaling all copies of X-O Manowar sold across print and digital in the United States and abroad since 2012 – will then be placed on display at Baltimore Comic Con 2016 before entering the permanent collection of the Geppi’s Entertainment Museum in Baltimore, MD alongside the world’s rarest and most valuable comic books.

Valiant will also be offering fans at Baltimore Comic-Con 2016 the chance to join in the celebration of X-O Manowar’s 1,000,000th copy sold with the X-O Manowar 1,000,000th Copy Commemorative Seal. Fans who purchase or provide copies of X-O Manowar #49 (any cover) at the Valiant booth (#2008) will be afforded the opportunity to have their copy embossed with an official Valiant 1,000,000th copy seal – designed in honor of X-O Manowar’s legendary achievement and forever commemorating a new milestone in Valiant history – free of charge.

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Diamond Announces 2 Million Comics to be Given Away for Halloween ComicFest 2016

In its fifth year, Halloween ComicFest 2016 is set to be the largest fall event yet for comic book shops. Comic book and Halloween fans of all ages can go to over 1,900 participating locations, which will give away more than 2 million free Halloween-themed full-size and mini-comics during the annual Halloween event taking place Saturday, October 29th.

During Halloween ComicFest (HCF), participating retailers will give out 32 free comics, including 19 full-sized comics and 13 mini-comics, ranging from Marvel Comics’ Darth Vader: Doctor Aphra #1, Spidey #1; DC Comics’ DC Super Hero Girls #1 and Scooby Apocalypse/Hanna-Barbera Sampler; Dark Horse Comics’ Harrow County #1; and IDW Publishing’s My Little Pony: The Haunted Dungeon among other great titles for comic readers of all ages.

Retailer pre-orders for the HCF mini-comics totaled over 1.5 million copies (50% increase from last year), while full-sized titles reached over 825,000 (10% increase from last year) in pre-orders in 2016.

Individual stores will host their own special events during the day with activities such as costume contests, appearances by local artists and costumed characters, trick-or-treating, games, giveaways, and more for the whole family to enjoy. Comic shops will also have the HCF mini-comic polypacks available for purchase starting September 28th, containing 25 mini-comics which are great for passing out to trick-or-treaters on Halloween night.

In addition to hosting their own costume contests, stores will also promote “The Greatest Halloween Costume Contest Ever” taking place on the HalloweenComicFest.com website. Anyone who takes a picture in costume holding their free designated HCF comics can enter to win a $500 or $100 shopping spree to their local comic shop plus other great prizes for categories winners.  More details will be announced in late September.

Check out the covers for the comics being released this year.

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March Takes the Top Three Spots on New York Times Bestseller List

March: Book Three has been selling out all over and the demand is so high the printing facility for it ran out of paper! It should be no surprise then that the biographical trilogy by Congressman John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, and Nate Powell has taken the top three spots on The New York Times paperback graphic novel bestseller list.

March: Book Three debuted in the top spot followed by March: Book One which has spent an entire year on the list. March: Book Two was third and has been on the list for 13 weeks.

Congrats to everyone!

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