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kingpin__1It was new comic book day yesterday. What’d everyone get? What’d you enjoy? What didn’t you like? Sound off in the comments below! While you think about that, here’s some comic news and reviews from around the web in our morning roundup.

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ICv2 – Confessions of a Comic Book Guy – Everything Isn’t Political – Agree? Disagree? Sound off in the comments!

CBLDF – CBLDF Joins Statement Opposing U.S. Immigration Ban – This is good to see.

ICv2 – New Issue of ‘Resist!’ Planned – Good! The first was fantastic.

Kotaku – Marvel vs. Capcom 3 Pulls Through For 9th EVO 2017 Slot – Still going strong!

ICv2 – LefField Media Invests in Rose City Comic Con – Mazel tov!

The Beat – Yet another lawsuit: Wizard World suing Shamus Brothers and friends over possible takeover – Maybe all the lawyer bills will put them out of business?

Kotaku – Obama Is Now Free To Dunk All Over NBA 2K17 – Awesome.

 

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Talking Comics – Action Comics #973

Newsarama – All-Star Batman #7

Newsarama – Kingpin #1

Atomic Junk Shop – Time Share

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hawkeye1coverIt’s new comic book day! What’s everyone excited for? What are you getting? Sound off in the comments below! While you wait for shops to open, here’s some comic news and reviews from around the web in our morning roundup.

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Kotaku – Overwatch Comic Not Released In Russia Because Of Gay Propaganda Law – What the fuck!?

Kotaku – Telltale’s The Walking Dead: A New Frontier Is Off To A Great Start – Who’s playing? What do you think?

Newsarama – Wizard World Outsources Convention Ticket Sales – Interesting move.

The Beat – Renae DeLiz, Ray Dillon and the eternal war of creators and publishers – A good read and covers a lot.

 

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The Beat  – Equinoxes

Talking Comics – Hawkeye #1

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wizard worldIt’s Thanksgiving tomorrow but today is new comic book day! What’s everyone getting? Sound off in the comments below!

While you wait for shops to open, here’s some comic news and reviews from around the web in our morning roundup.

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Blastr – Social Justice League: How comic book heroes have fought for life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness – Yes, from the very beginning.

Newsarama – Wizard World Warns Stockholders Of Cashflow Problems Coming in 2017 – This isn’t too shocking.

 

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Talking Comics – AD: After Death Book One

Talking Comics – C21st Gods #1

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civil_war_ii__6-8It was new comic book day yesterday. What’d everyone get? What’d folks enjoy? Sound off in the comments below! While you decide on that, here’s some comic news and reviews from around the web in our morning roundup.

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Women Write About Comics – Ask Them About Their Feminist Agenda: Marvel & Mockingbird – Go and read this.

CBC – Fredericton’s battle against comic books on display at UNB – Interesting.

ICv2 – ‘The Walking Dead’ Season Premiere Draws Huge Ratings – That’s good to see. Now, lets see how episode two does.

Kotaku – Tokyo Comic-Con Bans Men From Cosplaying As Women Characters – Ummm….

ICv2 – Wizard World Cuts Back on Shows Again in 2017 – Hrm. That’s not good.

 

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Newsarama – Civil War II #6

Newsarama – Deathstroke #5

Newsarama – Doctor Strange and the Sorcerers Supreme #1

Newsarama – Teen Titans #1

Comic Vine – The Vision #12

Newsarama – The Vision #12

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wizard worldTomorrow is San Diego Comic-Con and new comic book day! We’re preparing for both (so a bit busy).

While we count down the hours here’s some news and reviews from around the web in our morning roundup.

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FiercePharma – Takeda says Ka-Pow! to IBD in new Marvel comics campaign – Not sure what to think about this.

Ep.tc – Welcome to TRUMP TRACTS – These are awesome!

ICv2 – Wizard World Turns Profit in First Quarter – Mazel Tov!

DC Comics – DC Announces New Wristband Policy for Events and Signings at Comic-Con International: San Diego – For those going!

 

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Science Fiction – Kill or Be Killed #1 and The Black Monday Murders #1

WWE Stars Cena, Rollins, Ambrose, Bellas among Seven at Wizard World Chicago

John CenaIn one of the most impressive gatherings of professional wrestling talent in Wizard World history, fans can meet some of wrestling’s biggest names when WWE Superstars John Cena, Seth Rollins, Dean Ambrose, Sasha Banks, The Bella Twins and Becky Lynch attend Wizard World Comic Con Chicago, August 18, 19 and 20 at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center.

The dates and times for each appearance are as follows:

Thursday, August 18

  • WWE® Superstar Seth Rollins (4-7 p.m.)

 

  • WWE® Superstar Sasha Banks (5-8 p.m.)

Friday, August 19

 

  • WWE® Superstar John Cena (3-7 p.m.)

 

  • WWE® Superstar Dean Ambrose (4-7 p.m.)

 

  • WWE® Superstar Becky Lynch (2-5 p.m.)

Saturday, August 20

  • WWE® Superstars The Bella Twins (11 a.m.-2 p.m.)

They will greet fans, pose for photo ops, sign autographs and more, at the largest and longest-running Wizard World show.

Wizard World VIP Exclusive Limited Edition Comics At Five 2016 Shows

Captain America Sam Wilson #7 Wizard WorldFive upcoming 2016 Wizard World Comic Cons will be bonanzas for comic book fans when “Wizard World VIP” attendees receive six limited edition exclusive variant covers of three all-time favorite comics by three superstar artists at each event.

Only an extremely limited number of Wizard World VIPs at each event will receive the following highly collectible comics:

  • Justice League of America #1 Wizard World Presents Comic Con Box Exclusive Die-Cut Variant Cover by Tyler Kirkham
  • Justice League of America #1 Wizard World Presents Comic Con Box Exclusive Black & White Variant Cover by Tyler Kirkham
  • Star Wars: Vader Down #1 Wizard World Presents Comic Con Box Exclusive Variant Cover by Mike Mayhew
  • Star Wars: Vader Down #1 Wizard World Presents Comic Con Box Exclusive Black & White Variant Cover by Mike Mayhew
  • Captain America #7 75th Anniversary Wizard World Presents Comic Con Box Exclusive Variant Cover by Mahmud Asrar
  • Captain America #7 75th Anniversary Wizard World Presents Comic Con Box Exclusive Black & White Variant Cover by Mahmud Asrar

Note that the offer applies to “Wizard World VIPs” only; no celebrity VIPs include the comics, and only while supplies last. Dates of each show and quantities are as follows:

  • Columbus, Ohio (July 29-31), 100 VIPs
  • Richmond, Va. (Sept. 9-11), 100 VIPs
  • Austin, Texas (Sept. 23-25), 100 VIPs
  • Tulsa, Okla. (Oct. 21-23), 125 VIPs
  • Pittsburgh (Nov. 4-6), 100 VIPs

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peggy carter captain americaHow was everyone’s 4th? Any cool fireworks? Sound off in the comments! Tomorrow’s new comic day too! We’ll have our picks in a few hours. Until then, here’s some comic news from around the web in our morning roundup. It’s a light morning due to the holiday.

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iO9 – How Has It Taken Us This Long to Get Peggy Carter as Captain America? – Looks like it?

The Beat – Con Wars: Wizard World Lauches/Scuttles “Wizard World Cruise” to the Bahamas – Another one down.

CBR – Noel Neill, Lois Lane on “Adventures of Superman,” Dead at 95 – Our thoughts go out to her friends and family.

 

Bruce Campbell Horror Film Festival Lineup Highlights Announced

Bruce CampbellBruce Campbell’s Horror Film Festival returns for its third annual festivities on August 18-21, in conjunction with Wizard World Chicago. The Festival has announced highlights of the groovy lineup featuring the critically acclaimed opening night nail-biter Don’t Breathe, directed by Fede Alvarez; a salute to genre hero Fred Dekker; an epic event featuring comedian Doug Benson; and a 25th anniversary celebration of the most excellent sequel, Bill & Ted’s Bogus Journey (originally titled Bill & Ted Go To Hell).

The festivities will kick off on Thursday, August 18, with the opening night film Don’t Breathe, the highly anticipated shocker from director-producer-writer Fede Alvarez (Evil Dead) and produced by Sam Raimi & Rob Tapert. Alvarez will be in attendance. This will reunite Campbell with Alvarez, who directed the successful 2013 remake of Evil Dead . Sony Pictures is set to release Don’t Breathe on August 26, 2016.

The inaugural “Groovy as Hell” award will be presented to writer/director Fred Dekker (Fox’s upcoming The Predator). The awards ceremony will consist of a 30th anniversary screening of the cult classic Night of The Creeps and a very special screening of The Monster Squad with actors Andre Gower (Sean) & Ryan Lambert (Rudy) also in attendance.

Festival favorite Doug Benson (Doug Loves Movies, Chromic-Con, Super High Me) will be in town for a very special ‘Doug Benson Movie Interruption’ of Army of Darkness, with guest interrupter Bruce Campbell ! The two will sit in the front row together with a selection of mystery comedy guests, and say whatever hilarious stuff that pops into their head. A limited amount of single tickets for this event are on sale now!

BCHFF is thrilled to present a 25th anniversary celebration of everyone’s favorite time-traveling metalhead slackers, a screening of Bill & Ted’s Bogus Journey with director Peter Hewitt in attendance! Additional guests for this screening will be announced at a later date.

The festival will also mark the World Premieres of Found Footage 3D, the long-awaited satirical horror film produced by Kim Henkel (The Texas Chainsaw Massacre) and directed by Steven DeGennaro, and Show Yourself, a haunting & remarkable genre-bending feature debut from Billy Ray Brewton (subject of the wonderful award-winning 2014 documentary Skanks, and programmer for Slamdance Film Festival).

Fans in the region will also experience the Chicago premieres of:

  • The Greasy Strangler – The most hilariously disturbing film of the year. From Elijah Wood’s Spectrevision, Drafthouse Films, & Ant Timpson.
  • Here Alone  – Winner of the 2016 Tribeca Audience Award.
  • Abattoir – From Darren Bousman, the director of Saw 2, 3, 4, Repo: The Genetic Opera, Mother’s Day, and The Devil’s Carnival. Darren will be in attendance to present the film.
  • Pet – The SXSW hit starring Dominic Monaghan (Lord of The Rings Trilogy).
  • I am Not a Serial Killer – Starring Christopher Lloyd in yet another career defining performance.
  • Beyond The Gates – Winner of the midnight audience award at Los Angeles Film Festival.

The Bruce Campbell Horror Film Festival jury this year includes a few dignitaries well-known to horror fans: Tom Holland (writer/director, Fright Night, Child’s Play); Barry Bostwick (Rocky Horror Picture Show ); Cerina Vincent ( Cabin Fever); and Zach Hagen (producer, He Never Died).

Many additional titles, surprises and guest announcements will be announced over the coming month, along with a very special closing night feature, presented by Bloody-Disgusting.com.

Festival badges are $100, and are on sale now at www.bchff.com! Limited single tickets sales for screenings will go on sale Wednesday, July 6th.

The festival and all screenings will be held at the Carmike Muvico Rosemont 18.

First Wave

Opening Night:

DON’T BREATHE

A trio of friends break into the house of a wealthy blind man, thinking they’ll get away with the perfect heist. They’re wrong

Cast: Jane Levy, Dylan Minnette, Daniel Zovato, Stephen Lang

Dir: Fede Alvarez

Distributor: Sony Pictures

U.S. Release Date: August 26

ABATTOIR

How do you build a haunted house? Ask the enigmatic Jebediah Crone, the main suspect in a case of stolen rooms where horrific tragedies have occurred.

Cast: Jessica Lowndes, Joe Anderson, Lin Shaye, Dayton Callie, Bryan Batt,, J. Larose

Dir: Darren Lynn Bousman

BEYOND THE GATES

Seven months after their father’s disappearance, two brothers reunite to liquidate the family video store. Unfortunately, things go from bad to worse when they find an old VHS boardgame with evil powers, and all hell breaks loose.

Cast: Chase Williamson, Graham Skipper, Brea Grant, Barbara Crampton, Matt Mercer, Jesse Merlin

Dir: Jackson Stewart

FOUND FOOTAGE 3D

A group of low-budget filmmakers sets out to make “the first 3D found footage horror film,” but find themselves *in* the first 3D found footage horror film when the evil entity from their movie escapes into their behind-the-scenes footage.

Cast: Carter Roy, Alena von Stroheim, Chris O’Brien, Tom Saporito, Scott Allen Perry, Jessica Perrin, Scott Weinberg

Dir: Steven DeGennaro

THE GREASY STRANGLER

Pure. Fucking. Chaos.

Cast: Michael St. Michaels, Sky Elobar, Elizabeth De Razzo

Dir: Jim Hosking

HERE ALONE

A young woman struggles to survive on her own in the wake of a mysterious epidemic that has decimated society and forced her deep into the unforgiving wilderness.

Cast: Lucy Walters, Adam David Thompson, Gina Piersanti, Shane West

Dir: Rod Blackhurst

I AM NOT A SERIAL KILLER

In a small Midwestern town, a troubled teen with homicidal tendencies must hunt down and destroy a supernatural killer whilst keeping his own inner demons at bay.

Cast: Christopher Lloyd, Laura Fraser, Max Records

Dir: Billy O’Brien

PET

Seth works at an animal shelter, and for years has been secretly in love with a waitress named Holly . When he repeatedly fails in his attempts to woo her, he naturally decides to lock her in a cage at the shelter where he works. And that’s just the beginning…

Cast: Dominic Monaghan, Ksenia Solo, Jenette McCurdy, Nathan Parsons

Dir: Carles Torrens

SHOW YOURSELF

When his friend dies unexpectedly, Travis heads into the woods with his ashes to say goodbye. But as he deals with his grief, and the way it has affected the relationships in his life, he starts to realize that he actually might not be alone.

Cast: Ben Hethcoat, Corsica Wilson, Barak Hardley, Stephen Cone, David McElwee, Robert Longsteet.

Dir: Billy Ray Brewton

Corroney, Golden, Sayger, Banks Top Comics Creators At Wizard World Comic Con Columbus, July 29-31

Star WarsJoe Corroney (“Star Wars,” “Star Trek”), Michael Golden (“Batman,” “Spider-Man”), Stuart Sayger (“Infestation 2: 30 Days of Night,” “Machete”), Darryl Banks (“Green Lantern,” “JLA”) and Guy Gilchrist (“NANCY,” “Muppet Babies”) are among the talented comics creators scheduled to attend Wizard World Comic Con Columbus, July 29-31. Wizard World, Inc. continues its 2016 schedule with its sixth trip to the Greater Columbus Convention Center.

Other superstar artists and writers populating Artist Alley at the popular event include James O’Barr (“The Crow”), Steve Geiger (“Bloodshot,” “Scion”), Tom Cook (“He-Man,” “She-Ra”), Larry Elmore (painter, “Magic: The Gathering,” “Dungeons & Dragons”), Phil Ortiz (“The Simpsons,” “Muppet Babies”), Daniel Leister (“Wonderland,” “Hack/Slash”), Sam Ellis (BOOM Studios, Cartoon Network), Danny Fingeroth (group editor, “Spider-Man,” author, Superman on the Couch) and Columbus native Victor Dandridge (“The Samaritan,” “Origins Unknown”).

They join a lineup of Wizard World Comic Con Columbus celebrities that includes Eliza Taylor (“The 100,” The November Man), Amy Jo Johnson (“Mighty Morphin Power Rangers,” “Felicity”), Ian Somerhalder (“The Vampire Diaries,” “Lost”), James Marsters (“Buffy the Vampire Slayer,” “Caprica”), Jewel Staite (“Firefly”), Lindsey Morgan (“The 100,” “General Hospital”), Elizabeth Rodriguez (“Fear the Walking Dead,” “Orange is the New Black”), Kevin Sorbo (“Hercules,” “Andromeda”), Nicholas Brendon (“Buffy The Vampire Slayer,” “Criminal Minds”) and Charles Martinet (voice actor, “Mario”).

Wizard World Comic Con Columbus show hours are Friday, July 29, 3-8 p.m.; Saturday, July 30, 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Sunday, July 31, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

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