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Preview: George R. R. Martin’s A Clash of Kings #7

George R. R. Martin’s A Clash of Kings #7

writer: George R. R. Martin, Landry Q. Walker
artist: Mel Rubi
covers: Mike Miller (A), Mel Rubi (B-Sub)
Mike Miller (RI-B/W), Mel Rubi (RI-B/W), Mike Miller (RI-Virgin)
FC | 32 pages | $3.99 | Mature

George R.R. Martin’s epic A Song of Ice and Fire series continues with this latest installment of A Clash of Kings!

Preview: Clash Of Kings #6

Clash Of Kings #6

writer: George R. R. Martin, Landry Q. Walker
artist: Mel Rubi
covers: Mike Miller (A), Mel Rubi (B-Sub)
Mike Miller (RI-B/W), Mel Rubi (RI-B/W), Mike Miller (RI-Virgin)
FC | 32 pages | $3.99 | Mature

Arya continues to travel north with Yoren and the mysterious Jaqen H’ghar. Meanwhile, Theon returns to his home, the ancestral seat of the Greyjoys upon the isle of Pyke—and with him, he carries a message from Robb Stark, one that contains a proposal that could change the tide of the war…

Preview: George R. R. Martin’s A Clash of Kings #4

George R. R. Martin’s A Clash of Kings #4

writers: George R. R. Martin, Landry Q. Walker
artist: Mel Rubi
covers: Mike Miller (A), Mel Rubi (B), Mike Miller (RI-B/W), Mel Rubi (RI-B/W), Mike Miller (RI-Virgin)
FC • 32 pages • $3.99 • Mature

Arya continues to travel north to the Wall, and makes the acquaintance of a most unusual character – Jaqen H’ghar– but when the recruits for the Night’s Watch are stopped by the Gold Cloaks, a confrontation seems inevitable…

Meanwhile, Catelyn Stark must come to terms with her son, Robb, is now also the King in the North – and that sometimes family and politics conflict.

Preview: George R.R. Martin’s A Clash of Kings #3

George R.R. Martin’s A Clash of Kings #3

writers: George R.R. Martin, Landry Q. Walker
artist: Mel Rubi
covers: Mike Miller (A), Mel Rubi (B-Sub)
Mike Miller (RI-B/W), Mel Rubi (RI-B/W)
Mike Miller (RI-Virgin)
FC • 32 pages • $3.99 • Mature

In the far North, Jon Snow and the men of the Night’s Watch prepare themselves for the coming winter – but recent events in the war bring troubling news to the north and could shake his oaths. Meanwhile, in King’s Landing, Tyrion must play a calculated game of intrigue to establish himself as the King’s Hand; but his sister Cersei —the Queen Regent, openly dismayed by the news of his appointment—sets herself against her younger brother, and the two lions of the Lannister family clash!

Preview: Game Of Thrones: Clash Of Kings #2

Game Of Thrones: Clash Of Kings #2

writers: George R. R. Martin, Landry Q. Walker
artist: Mel Rubi
cover: Mike Miller (a)
subscription cover: Mel Rubi (b)
incentive covers: Mike Miller (B/W art), Mel Rubi (B/W art), Mike Miller (“virgin art”)
Order the cover of your choice!
FC • 32 pages • $3.99 • Mature

Arya, with the help of Yoren, a brother of the Night’s Watch, has escaped from King’s Landing, but the road to the Wall brings its own dangers. Meanwhile, Sansa attends a tournament on the sadistic King Joffrey’s name-day, and Bran, in Winterfell, suffers from strange dreams of wolves…

Preview: Game of Thrones: Clash of Kings #1

Game of Thrones: Clash of Kings #1

writer: George R. R. Martin, Landry Q. Walker
artist: Mel Rubi
covers: Mike Miller (a), Magali Villeneuve (b), Marc Simonetti (c)
subscription cover: Mel Rubi
incentive covers: Mike Miller (B/W art), Mel Rubi (B/W art), Magali Villeneuve (“virgin art”), Marc Simonetti (“virgin art”), Mel Rubi (“virgin art”), George R.R. Martin Signed Edition
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FC • 32 pages • $3.99 • Mature

George R. R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire saga continues in the official comic book adaptation by Dynamite Entertainment! Following the events of A Game of Thrones, Westeros is embroiled in civil war, while Daenerys Targaryen — as heir to the Targaryen dynasty, seeks to reclaim the Iron Throne. Arya, with the help of Yoren, a brother of the Night’s Watch, has escaped from King’s Landing, but the road to the Wall brings its own dangers. Meanwhile, Sansa attends a tournament on the sadistic King Joffrey’s name-day, and Bran, in Winterfell, suffers from strange dreams of wolves…

SDCC 2015: Conan Recap: 7/10/2015

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“The Walk of Thrones”

Conan goes for the hat trick as he hosts his third live show from the nexus of the universe via Comic Con in San Diego, CA. Tonight’s episodes promise to be big as two HUGE blockbuster casts: The Walking Dead and Game of Thrones will be the special guests. I for one cannot wait. (As the kids would say these days, I can’t even.)

In the opening monologue he tells us what to expect while putting a zany spin on it of course. He pokes fun that the cast of Game of Thrones is here but they are all dead. He then says wahhh Jon Snow, prompting Andy to say “Never kill someone that’s hot.” (It’s all fun and games till a pack of fans dressed as wildlings attack.. No not really, but hey it could happen.) Conan tells us about the great panels that Comic Con hosts. The big one of course and one of the most anticipated in all the Nerd Nebula is the Star Wars panel. Conan like I, thinks ace director J.J. Abrams will do wonders with the franchise. (Go ahead and recount your billions George, I sense the Force is quite strong with this one.) In a funny yet sad point Conan points out what I’ve often wondered for years. He poses the question of “Why are there so many people at the My Little Pony panels, and why are the audiences mostly men?” To each his own I guess but its nice to see that I am not the only one who is plagued by this conundrum. Another unsolved mystery I suppose.

Next we switch gears to the topic of Game of Thrones, but more specifically it’s gargantuan author George R.R. Martin himself. Now It’s pretty well known fact that he is currently at work on the next installment of the fantasy novel powerhouse titled: The Winds of Winter, but Conan tells us that he has procured “illegal” footage of the author from his home as he rolls the tape..

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Now I must say the sight of George on his estate playing with bubbles was just hilarious! The fun doesn’t stop there as we next see him sitting in a lounge chair controlling a remote toy car. We then find George in what appears to be deep thought and just when you think he might write something, he switches modes and heads to his game room to perform a solo on his bongos. Then later on in the footage he goes mysteriously missing until a sweep of the rooms in his house shows him running from his patio wearing a bathing suit and suspenders to jump on a giant inflatable turtle! (There’s more here but I can’t do it all justice. It’s just nice to see such a big celebrity have an even larger sense of whimsy.) This was all around great. Liking the show’s pacing tonight so far.

Then of course, my praise yields because we get a ridiculous throw away bit of a fake astronaut supposedly coming back from a mission to Jupiter after his crew has been killed by aliens. (Yawn) Wait! he’s here to play us some smooth tunes on his saxophone. (Double yawn) All of a sudden an alien breaks free from his chest, just like the movie Alien and decides to play a mini sax of it’s own. (Triple yawn and super face palm. That was just terrible and dragged on too long for mine and anyone with taste, tastes.)

We return back from commercial and get a offer for another special edition Conan PoP! toy. Tonight’s giveaway is Zombie Conan and viewers need to use the code: The Walking Red to win. Besides the Batman one from the previous episode this would be the most sought after one for me.)

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Just when I thought he’d get the show back on track we get another bloated skit, with Andy showing us the weather in CA as well as almost every major fictional realm. The only part of this that was anywhere near entertaining was when he gave us the forcast for Westeros (The world of Game of Thrones) for the next 5,000 years. In short, Winter is Coming. Moving on..

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Finally after way too commercials and skits we get to the meaning of the evening and we are joined by the cast of The Walking Dead Danai Gurira (Michonne) Steven Yuen (Glenn) and Darryl himself, Norman Reedus. Once the women are done losing their minds and the squealing subsides we actually get a pretty good interview. Conan asks them about what is the level of crazy they go through now that the cast of the show is so well known. Each of them shares a brief story. Up first is Norman who says that he was on a plane recently waiting for take off when he noticed that all of the passengers were video taping him. He states he was just trying to eat his sandwich and in a moment that makes you say “Say it ain’t so Darryl!” he gets up and takes his sandwich to the airplane urinal. (Not to worry Norman, the ladies still love you, even if you eat some meals on the hopper.) Next up Danai tells us that the fans of the show are unique in that they seem to know the cast’s flight locations at all times. She shares with us a small group of fans that follow her to multiple airports on a consistant basis. (I’m a dedicated fan of the “Dead” but that’s a bit much. TSA should really screen those people. Oh wait..) Finally Steven shares with us that his inner most darkest fear is ghosts. Not because they ghosts mind you, but because they don’t play fair. (Well they been dead along time Steven, what else do they have to do?)

We then get a cool onscreen statistic about the total number of “walker kills” for each of the cast’s characters.

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(Behold the badassness)

Before the gang heads back to the walls of Alexandria, Conan asks them if they can share anything at all about the upcoming Season 6 in October. Norman tells us that there is sure to be conflict in this season. (Geesh no kidding Norman. Maybe even some Walking too?) Well those juicy spoilers are sure to whet our appetites until the Fall. Conan then thanks them all for coming and they head off. All in all, just a likable bunch of people and a good interview. October can’t arrive soon enough.

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Quick commercial break and we are back with our main even of the evening, the cast of Game of Thrones! There are clearly too many of them and the set would need a limo couch to hold them all. Conan welcomes Maisie Williams (Arya Stark), Natalie Dormer (Margaery Tyrell), Sophie Turner (Sansa Stark) Alfie Allen (Theon Greyjoy), Carice Van Houten (Melisandre) Liam Cunningham (Davos Seaworth) John-Bradley West (Samwell Tarly) and Conleth Hill (Lord Varys) (Whew try saying that just one time fast!) Since there are so many chairs on the set Conan jokingly welcomes us to his version of “The View”. Each of the cast like the previous get to share a spicy tidbit with us. John-Bradley says fans despite all the amazing things they see on a “fantasy” show, can’t believe he’s still fat. (That had me speechless) Carice tells us she’s just happy she doesn’t have to be naked on the show all the time because it saves her from counting carbs. Maisie tells us she’s glad her character gets to actually shoot on location in a beautiful setting this season. Those were all entertaining comments but by far and away the best one of the night goes to Sophie. She tells us she’s had to grow up fast on the show and has been part of it since she was 13. Her parents asked her if they should have the “talk” with her. Her reply is epic. “Mom I’m on Game of Thrones! What could you teach me?” The cast also reveals that the writers play gags with fake scripts. As the interview starts to heat up, Conan informs us that we are out of time. What? Gee maybe because all the lame skits? If you’re going to book this, do it right. That was a rookie move.

Overall: This had such promise with both casts on board, but with the insane amount of commercials and long skits it really took something away here. Tomorrow we venture to the Final Conan Frontier and we are promised a surprise movie cast! If only we could do this one over properly..

 

 

 

SDCC 2015: William Shatner and Exclusive Collectibles at the Factory Entertainment booth

Factory Entertainment has some very exciting stuff happening at its San Diego Comic-Con booth (#2647) this year! In addition to the following EXCLUSIVE, highly-detailed, LIMITED EDITION collectibles based on today’s hottest properties, William Shatner will be at the booth on Saturday July 11th at 5:00 PM PDT, signing convention-exclusive prints featuring artwork from his graphic novel Man O’ War. Man O’ War is the first of a new series of Cinematic Graphic Novels produced by LNL Partners and distributed by Panelfly.

Here is sneak peek of the exclusive, limited edition, Comic-Con products from Factory Entertainment:

Batman – 1966 TV Series Dynamic Duo Color Monolith™ 2015 Convention Exclusive

Factory Entertainment’s Dynamic Duo™ Monolith™, features highly detailed likenesses of Batman and Robin, as portrayed by Adam West and Burt Ward, sculpted in polystone and individually hand-finished! This Convention Exclusive variant features our heroes in full color and is sure to please fans old and new! Limited to 200 pieces.

Available at San Diego Comic Con, Booth # 2647 July 8 – 12, 2015 or preorder on online. While supplies last.

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George R.R. Martin – Deluxe Talking Plush Signature Edition 2015 Convention Exclusive

George R.R. Martin may not be attending San Diego Comic-Con this year, but with help from Factory Entertainment, you can experience the next best thing! Adorned in armor and wielding a battle-axe, George has never been more prepared to kill off your favorite character! Our Convention Exclusive Deluxe Talking Plush Signature Edition features 10 audio quotes recorded exclusively for it by Mr. Martin himself and comes with a numbered limited edition collector card hand-signed by George! Limited to 500 pieces. Available at San Diego Comic Con, Booth # 2647 July 8 – 12, 2015 or preorder on online. While supplies last.

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles – Monochrome Raphael Sai Prop Replica Signature Edition 2015 Convention Exclusive

Raphael is a hothead, the most opinionated, impulsive and restless Ninja Turtle.  Raph’s weapon of choice is a pair of sai, short swords which are traditional martial arts weapons. Growing up as fans of the ‘80s TMNT show, the artisans at Factory Entertainment wanted to create a museum quality realization of Raphael’s signature weapons suitable for “mature” collectors who still want to celebrate their Turtle Power! Each sai is cast from solid metal that has been chrome-plated and features a leather wrapped handle and brass-alloy pommel. The exclusive is limited to 100 pieces, each of which has been hand-signed by TMNT co-creator Kevin Eastman. Available at San Diego Comic Con, Booth # 2647 July 8 – 12, 2015 or preorder on online. While supplies last.

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Other EXCLUSIVE collectibles include:

Game Of Thrones – Direwolf Cub 6 Inch Plush Box Set 2015 Convention Exclusive

Comic-Con is coming and so is our Direwolf Cub Plush set! As seen on the smash hit show, Game of Thrones, the children of House Stark discovered and adopted a litter of direwolf cubs, with each child paired to a distinct animal that he or she raised. While they eventually grew to become fearsome guardians of the Starks and Jon Snow, our Convention Exclusive box set honors three of those loyal companions as the adorable cubs they started out as.  Featuring Ghost, Nymeria and Grey Wind, these 6” tall direwolf cubs are ready to join you on any adventure through Westeros and beyond!

Limited to 1500 pieces. Available at San Diego Comic Con, Booth # 2647 July 8 – 12, 2015 or preorder on online. While supplies last.

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Sterling Archer Head Pillow from the animated TV show, Archer

Can’t wait until 2016 to get your next Archer fix? No problem—just bring home our Convention Exclusive Sterling Archer Head Pillow and the world’s snarkiest spy can keep you company through the summer rerun season.  This large, soft pillow makes the perfect accessory to any couch, bed or interrogation cell.

Limited to 500 pieces. Available at San Diego Comic Con, Booth # 2647 July 8 – 12, 2015 or preorder on online. While supplies last.

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Archer – Pam’s Dolphin Keychain 2015 Convention Exclusive

Conduct HR mediations on the go! This Convention Exclusive keychain / finger-puppet is shaped like the lovely Pam Poovey‘s famous dolphin puppet (in stunning, fan-favorite blue) and will be the ideal addition to any Archer collection.  Pam carries one—why not you? Available at San Diego Comic Con, Booth # 2647 July 8 – 12, 2015 or preorder on online. While supplies last.

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SWAT – Alien Blood Butcher Knife 2015 Convention Exclusive

Is an alien species preparing for an intergalactic attack on our planet? Perhaps they already walk among us, merely observing and reporting until orders of global domination are received.  Maybe you need something to help you fight off those Comic-Con crowds? Factory Entertainment isn’t taking any chances and neither should you! Arm yourself with our Convention Exclusive SWAT™ (Soft Weapons and Tactics roleplay/cosplay Butcher Knife. Intended for close range combat, the Butcher Knife’s sharp, “snikt” delights as it fends off those who seek to chomp, “BRAAAAAINS!”   Given that it’s spattered with green “alien goo”, each knife comes in a custom biohazard bag. Limited to 500 pieces. Available at San Diego Comic Con, Booth # 2647 July 8 – 12, 2015 or preorder on online. While supplies last.

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All of the above San Diego Comic-Con 2015 exclusive products will be available at the Factory Entertainment Booth #2647.

Preview: Game of Thrones #24

Game of Thrones #24

George R.R. Martin, Daniel Abrahams (w)
Tommy Patterson (a)
Mike S. Miller (c)
FC • 32 pages • $3.99 • Teen+

FINAL ISSUE!!! Driven by the need to avenge his father’s murder and clear the name he himself is not permitted to bear, Jon Snow breaks his solemn vow and deserts from the Night’s Watch—an action for which there is but a single penalty: death. Meanwhile, Eddard’s heir, Robb Stark, seeks to rally his bannermen, not all of whom are eager to follow the young, unproven leader, no matter whose son he may be. And Daenerys, grief-stricken at the death of her husband, Drogo, builds a great funeral pyre to consume the hollow remnants of her life… only to find herself present at the fiery birth of a new age.

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Preview: Game of Thrones #23

Game of Thrones #23

George R.R. Martin, Daniel Abraham (w)
Tommy Patterson (a)
Mike S. Miller (c)
FC • 32 pages • $3.99 • Mature

In Winterfell, Bran, troubled by strange dreams of a three-eyed crow, learns from Maester Luwin of the children of the forest, the original inhabitants of Westeros. But his lesson is interrupted by another bird—a raven, bearing grim news from King’s Landing: Lord Eddard is dead. Meanwhile, it is to that once-proud city, now stained with blood and madness, that Tyrion Lannister is dispatched by his father, Tywin, to rule as regent for the young King Joffrey. And across the sea, Daenerys learns that her son is dead… and her husband worse than dead.

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