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It was new comic book day yesterday! What got everyone excited? What did you read that was great? While you mull that over, here’s some comic news and reviews from around the web to keep you entertained.

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CBC – Manitoba graphic novel to raise profile of missing, murdered indigenous women – Amazing someone is doing, sad as to why they need to.

A.V. Club – Fox is adapting Scholastic’s charming graphic novel Amulet as a feature film – We’ve crossed the point where it’s easier to count what’s not being adapted.

Tech Times – Rob Liefeld Is Back At Marvel With A New Deadpool Comic – Totally shocked. Not like there’s a movie coming out or anything…

The Hollywood Reporter – ‘Snowpiercer’ Being Adapted for TV With Josh Friedman – If you haven’t seen the film, do so now. Do it!

The Denver Post – Mile High Comics plans HQ sale, thanks legal pot for real estate value – Huh, huh, huh, high.

Panels – Navigating Neil Gaiman’s THE SANDMAN: What to Read and When – For folks who don’t know where to start.

Women Write About Comics – Women Are (Slightly) More Likely to Own a Game Console Than Men, But That Misses the Point – Good points worth repeating.

Panels – 5 Reasons You Should Be Reading Cursed Pirate Girl – Yup, you should absolutely check out this series.


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Comic Vine – All-New Wolverine #1

Newsarama – Batman #46

Comic Vine – Descender #7

Comics Alliance – Mystery Girl #1

Newsarama – Secret Wars #7

Comic Vine – The Ultimates #1

The Rainbow Hub – Zodiac Starforce #3

Titan Comics Announces Snowpiercer 3: Terminus

SNOWPIERCER 3 TERMINUSTitan Comics has announced the upcoming publication of Snowpiercer 3: Terminus, the gripping third installment in the New York Times best-selling Snowpiercer series from award-winning writer Olivier Bocquet and the artist Jean-Marc Rochette.

Fans eager to immerse themselves further in the critically acclaimed series after the release of the movie adaptation of Snowpiercer 1: The Escape, starring Captain America’s Chris Evans, will embrace a return to the frozen, dystopian Earth.

The Icebreaker has finally stopped its endless loop around the world. The last known survivors of the human race are driven by the need to know; Could it be that they aren’t really alone in the world? Is there finally hope?

Snowpiercer 3: Terminus will be on sale in stores from February 17.

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Marvel’s Agent Carter premiered last night! What did you all think? Later tonight we premiere Comixstravaganza!

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iO9 – Celebrate 2015 With Marvel’s 20th Anniversary Calendar… From 1981 – This is pretty cool.

Kotaku – There Really Should Be a Booster Gold Comic in 2015 – Yes please! We expect it post Convergence.


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The Beat – Ant-Man #1

CBR – Ant-Man #1

The Beat – Ant-Man #1

The Fandom Post – Snowpiercer Vol. 1

Comic Vine – Injustice: Year Three #15

Comic Vine – Mortal Kombat X #1

CBR – Operation S.I.N. #1

The Beat – The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #1

Comic Vine – The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #1

CBR – Wolverines #1

Comic Vine – Wolverines #1

The Beat – Wolverines #1

Transformers Reigns at the 2014 Box Office, Snowpiercer Shows Strength

Transformers-Age-of-Extinction-Poster-Optimus-and-GrimlockTransformers: Age of Extinction ruled the 2014 box office, bringing in $1.087 billion at the box office. It was the top earning film worldwide of the year earning hundreds of millions more than the next film. It was also the most profitable. Taking away its estimated budget, the film made $877.4 million what was 4.18 times its budget, the best of the bunch for both stats.

Domestically, Guardians of the Galaxy was the top earner, bringing in $333 million. Globally that film earned $772.6 million.

But, when it comes to films with the best legs, Snowpiercer blows all the competition out of the water. The film opened to limited release, and earned $171,187 its first weekend domestically. The film went on to earn $4.6 million. That’s an earning of 26.66 times what it opened with. Fellow small film We Are the Best!, which was based on a graphic novel, earned 10.22 times what it opened with.

All together films based on comics, or had a comic tie-in, brought in $7.7 billion. Films based on Marvel properties earned $2.94 billion of that.

2014 Comic Film Earnings

Guardians of the Galaxy Still Earns Over $1 million for the Weekend

hr_Guardians_of_the_Galaxy_46Guardians of the Galaxy has turned into the little(ish) movie that could. The film is in its twelfth week at the box office, coming in 13th place and earning a little over $1 million. It’s not the only “comic” movie holding on and earning cash. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is in its eleventh week and earned an additional $520,000. Very overlooked, Snowpiercer is in its seventeenth week, and earned $1,200. If you haven’t seen that one, do yourself a favor and grab a copy when it hits video soon.

When it comes to totals for the year, Guardians has moved into fourth place when it comes to worldwide grosses, and there’s a good chance it will move into at least third when the ride ends. Dawn of the Planet of the Apes also cross the $700 million mark worldwide, the seventh film to do so this year.

Here’s where everyone stands currently when it comes to “comic” movies in 2014.

Domestic Gross

1. Guardians of the Galaxy – $327.8 million
2. Captain America: The Winter Soldier – $259.8 million
4. Transformers: Age of Extinction – $245.4 million
6. X-Men: Days of Future Past – $233.9 million
7. Dawn of the Planet of the Apes – $208.1 million
8. The Amazing Spider-Man 2 – $202.9 million
9. Godzilla – $200.7 million
11. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles – $189.6 million
19. Mr. Peabody & Sherman $111.5 million
21. 300: Rise of An Empire – $106.6 million
23. Edge of Tomorrow – $100.2 million
33. Hercules – $72.7 million
41. Robocop – $58.6 million
94. Frank Miller’s Sin City: A Dame to Kill For – $13.8 million
114. Snowpiercer – $4.6 million

Worldwide Gross

1. Transformers: Age of Extinction – $1.080.9 billion
3. X-Men: Days of Future Past – $746 million
4. Guardians of the Galaxy – $732.6 million
5. Captain America: The Winter Soldier – $714.1 million
6. The Amazing Spider-Man 2 – $709 million
7. Dawn of the Planet of the Apes – $700.4 million
9. Godzilla – $525 million
13. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles – $375 million
14. Edge of Tomorrow – $369.2 million
16. 300: Rise of An Empire – $331.1 million
20. Mr. Peabody & Sherman – $272.9 million
22. Robocop – $242.7 million
23. Hercules – $226.8 million
52. Snowpiercer – $86.7 million
83. Frank Miller’s Sin City: A Dame to Kill For – $38.6 million
230. We Are the Best! – $181,000

Snowpiercer Coming to Blu-Ray/DVD October 21st

SnowpiercerOne of the best reviewed films of the year, Snowpiercer, will be out on Blu-Ray and DVD on October 21st. The film, which is directed by Bong Joon Ho, stars Chris Evans, John Hurt, Ed Harris, Kang-ho Song, Tilda Swinton, Jamie Bell, Octavia Spencer, Ewen Bremner, Ah-sung Ko, Alison Pill, Luke Pasqualino and more. It opened in limited release and did open in wider release, but it didn’t manage to get an even wider audience. Now thanks to all the great reviews and word of mouth, it’ll definitely get more watches now that it’s coming out on Blu-Ray and DVD. Did you guys see the film? What did you think of it? It’s one of the best roles Chris Evans has taken on, he was wonderful in this. The whole cast did a great job and it’s directed brilliantly.

Here’s a synopsis of the film:

A failed global-warming experiment kills off most life on the planet. The final survivors board the SNOWPIERCER, a train that travels around the globe via a perpetual-motion engine. When cryptic messages incite the passengers to revolt, the train thrusts full-throttle towards disaster.

You can currently pre-order it on Blu-Ray and DVD on Amazon. Both versions have a 2nd disc filled with special features.



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It’s new comic day tomorrow! You can check out our site throughout the day to see what you can expect to hit shelves this Wednesday!

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RVA News – Comic books for children? Don’t be ridiculous. – Lots of great comics to share!

Kotaku – ​What Snowpiercer Was All About – It’s a good movie is what it’s about.


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Comics Nexus – Bryan Lee O’Maley’s Seconds

CBR – Fatale #24

ICv2 – Food Wars: Shokugeki no Soma Vol. 1 TP

ScienceFiction.com – Snowpiercer Volume 1: The Escape

Apes Rule the Box Office Again. Transformers Rule Globally.

dawn of the planet of the apesDawn of the Planet of the Apes remained in the top spot at the box office. The film earned an additional $36 million, only a 50 percent drop from the previous week’s debut, which isn’t bad since other sequels this summer have seen a much sharper decline.

In other geek movie news… Transformers: Age of Extinction was fifth this past weekend, and to date, the film has earned $227.2 million. The film has a chance to challenge for the top spot as far as domestic grosses.

Domestically, the top comic related films of the summer are Captain America: The Winter Soldier, still holding strong with $258.4 million, X-Men: Days of Future Past is in third at $230.5 million. Transformers is fourth. The Amazing Spider-Man 2, is at $201.6 million for sixth. 300: Rise of An Empire is at 17 with $106.6 million, and Edge of Tomorrow has earned $96.6 million. Snowpiercer is at $3.5 million.

Globally, thinks are a bit different. Transformers: Age of Extinction tops things globally with $886.3 million earned. X-Men is second at $736.3 million. Cap is third at $712.7 million. Edge of Tomorrow has earned $357.9 million. 300: Rise of An Empire has earned $331.1 million. Snowpiercer has earned $83.7 million.


Apes Top Robots at the Box Office

dawn of the planet of the apesIt’s not much of a surprise, but Dawn of the Planet of the Apes topped the weekend box office earning an estimated $73 million. That debut is about a 33% improvement from 2011’s Planet of the Apes which debuted with $54.8 million.

The film’s audience was 58% male and 55% over the age of 25. Diversity was also present with the crowd roughly 48% Caucasian, 23% African-American, 16% Hispanic, and 14% Asian. The film received an A- CinemaScore and is currently at 91% on Rotten Tomatoes.

When it comes to other comic related movies, Transformers: Age of Extinction dropped to second, earning $16.5 million. Domestically the film has earned $209 million and internationally $543.5 million.

The Edge of Tomorrow earned an additional $1.865 million the past weekend to bring it’s domestic gross to $94.55 million in it’s sixth week at the box office. Internationally the film has earned $256 million.

X-Men: Days of Future Past was in 16th place adding a little over $1 million to bring the domestic total to $229.2 million. Internationally the film has earned $731.4 million.

Snowpiercer added $677,000 to it’s total and brings the domestic amount to $2.7 million. Internationally the film has earned $80.2 million. Interestingly in this third week of release the film was released on video on demand, so the amount earned that way isn’t reflected in the total.

As far as worldwide grosses for 2014 of comic related movies, Transformers is now on top with $752.5 million, X-Men is second at $731.4 million, Captain America: The Winter Soldier is third at $712.4 million, The Amazing Spider-Man 2 is fourth at $705 million, the Edge of Tomorrow is in tenth place at $350.6 million, 300: Rise of an Empire is twelfth with $331.1 million, Snowpiercer is 33rd with $82.9 million, and We Are the Best! has earned $157,000 to be at spot 150. At the end of the month Guardians of the Galaxy opens, which is likely to vault into one of the top earning spots of the year.

Transformers 4 Remains On Top of the Box Office

Transformers-Age-of-Extinction-Poster-Optimus-and-GrimlockAccording to reports, the Fourth of July weekend was weak at the box office. Without any blockbuster competition,Transformers: Age of Extinction remained at the top of the box office with an estimated $36.4 million. That has the film dropping 64% from the previous weekend and in two weeks it has racked up a domestic total of $714.7 million. Overseas the film has topped $400 million already.

As far as other “comic book” movies Edge of Tomorrow, which is based on the Japanese light novel/manga series All You Need Is Kill, fell to #10 in its fifth weekend. The film added $3.6 million which brings its domestic total to $90.9 million. The film has earned $248.6 million overseas.

Snowpiercer is one of the summer’s best-reviewed action films, around 93% positive on Rotten Tomatoes. The film, based on a French graphic novel, expanded from 8 to 250 theaters. The film earned just under $1 million.

X-Men: Days of Future Past was in 13th and earned $1.84 million which brings its domestic total to $227.1 million. Captain America: The Winter Soldier earned $338,000 and brought its domestic total to $257.8 million. The Amazing Spider-Man 2 finally fell off the charts.

When it comes to 2014, domestically, Cap remains in 1st place, Days of Future Past in third, and Spidey is fifth. Globally Days of Future Past is in first with $724.7 million, The Winter Soldier is second at $711.8 million, and Spider-Man 2 is third at $704.2 million.

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