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201606201527It’s new comic book day tomorrow! What are you all excited for? We’ll have our picks in a few hours, but until then, here’s some comic news and reviews from around the web in our morning roundup.

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Deadline – Aron Coleite Tapped By Fox To Adapt Iconic Japanese Graphic Novel ‘Amulet’ – Is any comic not being adapted at this point? Might be a shorter list.

ICv2 – Origins Unique Attendance Down Slightly, Participation Up a Lot – Interesting numbers.

Newsarama – Report: Spider-Man: Homecoming Adds Comedian; Spider-Man Animated Feature Names Director – Interesting.

The Beat – Denver Comic Con draws about 114,900 people – Pretty impressive numbers.

The Beat – E3 2016: What’s old is new again in Batman: The Telltale Series – Can’t wait to play this.

The Outhousers – New Synopses For ‘Doctor Strange’ & ‘Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2’ Movies Released – For those that want to know.

Honestly Comics – Prismatic Pull: #QueerSelfLove, Poison Ivy, Orlando – Check out this regular weekly digest of LGBTQ comics and comics news.

Wizkids Teases Their Origins Game Fair Presentation With Lots of News & New D&D Dice Masters Set?

This year Origins Game Fair takes place June 15-19 in Columbus, Ohio and Wizkids will be giving a presentation showing off what we can expect to see down the road. The game company teased the presentation with a short video on Instagram that reveals a surprising amount of things.

Heroclix 15th Anniversary:

The initial slide teases special events and contests to take place to celebrate along with Special Edition releases. We also know the game is getting some new rules and finally there will be new product tie-ins (you can also see the booster box for Marvel Heroclix: Superior Foes of Spider-Man which releases July 20).

Dice Masters:

The first slide talks about foil cards, gravity feeds (what about them!?), Team Packs, and the upcoming DC Dice Masters: Green Arrow/Flash. When it comes to the new Team Packs, the first of which is Doctor Strange, the slide explains the packs cards and dice but no sidekicks, no basic action cards, and no rulebooks or dice bags. The pack includes Doctor Strange, Clea, Wong and Dormammu. The next panel shows off Doctor Strange, Clea, and Wong which you can see below, though it’s hard to make out specifics (anyone know where the art is from?). Finally, there’s the announcement of a new Rainbow Draft Weekend featuring Marvel Dice Masters and DC Dice Masters as well as Dungeons & Dragons Dice Masters: Strahd Rainbow Draft weekend in the Fall 2016. Is it a new set? Is it soemthign specific for the weekend? We’ll find out!

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WizKids Partners with Nickelodeon for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Tabletop Games

TMNT HeroclixAt Origins Game Fair today, WizKids announced a partnership with Nickelodeon to produce multiple tabletop games based on the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles franchise. The first two games developed under this partnership will be a special series of TMNT HeroClix figures, and a TMNT Dice Masters game, both set for release later this year.

WizKids has seen great successes in its HeroClix collectible figure-battling and Dice Masters Dice Building products, and is very excited to bring fan-favorite Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles characters, spanning all iterations of the comics from classic to present day as well as the classic cartoon and current hit CG-animated series on Nickelodeon, to both games.

Wizkids Moves Its World Championship to Origins Starting in 2015

road-to-worlds-logo-2015-300x246At Gen Con, Wizkids held the 2014 Heroclix World Championship and first ever Heroclix Team-Up World Championship which saw Patrick Yapojoco and “Team Majestix Apex Predators” crowned champions. “Team Majestix” was made up of Kevin Afrooz, Patrick Yapjoco, and Justino Jimenez. This tournament saw officially sanctioned international events feeding into the World Championship Final event at Gen Con for the very first time.

But, things are changing for 2015. As announced today on their blog, starting in 2015, all of Wizkids’ World Championship events will be held at Origins Game Game Fair which takes place June 3-7, 2015 in Columbus Ohio. This consolidates the championship events for Heroclix, Attack Wing, and Dice Masters all in to one location.

This move provides the company with more space to spread out and host larger sized events. The company has also announced they are moving to a ticketing system (or something close to it) to manage the lines at their booth. The specifics of that have not been finalized.

The company has promised more news to come, but this changes the time frame for individuals to prepare and plan.

Around the Tubes

It’s a new week and my vow is to catch up on the backlog of reviews I have….

Around the Blogs:

ComicBook.com – My Fellow Americans! Memorable Comic Book Presidents and CandidatesI wish I knew enough comics to put together a solid list.

Bleeding Cool – Rob Liefeld And Robert Kirkman Kill The Infinite Over Creative DifferencesThank fucking god.

GE Reports – How GE Turned to Comic Books to Hook Young Engineering TalentPretty interesting piece of history.

ICv2 – Origins Shifts Dates for 2013Is this a good show to go to?

Kotaku – Sunday Comics: What’s Your Favorite Activity?Each week Kotaku posts up some great web comics.

 

Around the Tubes Reviews:

CBR – Avenging Spider-Man #3

CBR – Supergirl #5

CBR – Thunderbolts #169

Origins Awards Winners

Official Press Release

The Academy of Adventure Gaming Arts and Design Announces 37th Annual Origins Awards Winners

COLUMBUS, OH (June 26, 2011) The Academy of Adventure Gaming Arts and Design is proud to announce the winners for the 37th Annual Origins Awards.

The Origins Awards are presented annually by the Academy of Adventure Gaming Arts and Design to recognize outstanding achievement in design and production of games and game-related products.

The winners were voted on by attendees at the Origins Game Fair in Columbus, OH in June 2011 from the nominees in each category chosen by retailers at the GAMA Trade Show. The winners were announced and the coveted Calliope statues were presented at the Origins Awards Ceremony on the evening of Saturday June 25th.

The Academy would like to extend its heartfelt thanks to the jury members, GAMA staff, and everyone who submitted a product to the 37th annual Origins Awards.

Best Roleplaying Game – The Dresden Files RPG: Your Story by Evil Hat Productions

Best Roleplaying Supplement – Our World (The Dresden Files RPG) by Evil Hat Productions

Best Board Game – Castle Ravenloft by Wizards of the Coast

Best Traditional Card Game – Back to the Future: The Card Game by Looney Labs, Inc.

Best Family, Party or Children’s Game – Zombie Dice by Steve Jackson Games

Best Gaming Accessory – Cthulhu Dice Bag by Steve Jackson Games

Best Miniatures Rules – DC HeroClix Blackest Knight Starter Game by WizKids/NECA

Best Historical Board Game – Catan Histories – Settlers of America: Trails to Rails by Mayfair Games

Best Game-Related Publication – Shadowrun: Spells and Chrome by Catalyst Game Labs

Best Play-By-Mail – Legends – The One Ring by Game Systems International Limited

Congratulations to all of the winners!

Join Cryptozoic at Origins Trade Day!

Official Press Release

Origins Trade Day

Thursday, June 23rd, 8am-9pm

Cryptozoic Entertainment (CZE) will be participating in the Origins Trade Day, and will be offering a seminar for store owners and managers. This seminar will introduce you to Cryptozoic Entertainment and what we bring to the gaming industry. We start out with an explanation of our “Fans First!” philosophy and what that means for you as a retailer. We’ll also get into the full line of Cryptozoic Entertainment’s upcoming product releases. With the continued success of the World of Warcraft® Trading Card Game, this is your chance to take a peek at the upcoming sets that we’ve got planned as well as to learn about other products, from board games to trading cards, that we’re launching in 2011. From a new Penny Arcade deck building game to The Walking Dead Trading Cards, Cryptozoic has a full range of new and exciting products for your store.

Cryptozoic is committed to providing full hobby store support and we have many opportunities available that you can take advantage of. From Battlegrounds and point of purchase materials to “sell through” promotions, we have a variety of programs to match your store’s needs and help make our products fly off your shelf. Additionally, you will have the opportunity to meet Cryptozoic representatives who are ready to help you with all of your CZE product and support needs.

Come and see what exciting products Cryptozoic Entertainment is releasing, and what we can offer your store!