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Leonard Nimoy (1931-2015) - He Was Spock, He Was Not Spock

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Written By: Ken Hulsey Today I was very saddened when I learned that the iconic television and movie actor Leonard Nimoy had succumbed to chronic obstructive pulmonary disease at the age of 83. Like many of you out there, my first taste of science fiction television came from Star Trek and Nimoy's character on the show, Spock, was always my favorite. It would be safe to say that he was in part responsible for spawning my life long love of the genre, which in turn spawned the website where you are reading this. Indeed my heart is heavy on learning that one of my favorite actors has passed on to his creator. Nimoy was born on March 26, 1931 in Boston, Massachusetts to Orthodox Jewish immigrants from Iziaslav, Soviet Union. He began acting at the tender age of eight at a local children's theater. Bitten by the acting bug he would later attend Boston College where he studied drama, though he never completed his studies. In the early to mid fifties Leonard Nimoy landed small

Star Wars Episode 7: Who is the Jedi Luke Skywalker is Training?

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As always, there could be possible Star Wars Episode 7 SPOILERS below, enter at your own risk. From Movie Pilot Luke Skywalker has been at the center of many of the recent Star Wars: Episode VII — The Force Awakens rumors including a recent one that we might see the actor Robert Boulter play a young Luke Skywalker in one of the rumored flashback sequences in the movie. While the idea of a flashback in a Star Wars movie still strikes many as somewhat blasphemous for one reason or another, it's looking pretty likely that we'll get at least one. There's no conformation that Robert Boulter is in Star Wars Episode 7 in any kind of role but if you squint just right he does resemble a young Mark Hamill. We do however have confirmation that Billie Lourd, Carrie Fisher's 21 year old daughter, is in the movie and playing a young Princess Leia, complete with those hair buns and everything if the Daily Mail is to be believed. And who would ever doubt the Daily Mail? The

Cecil Castellucci and Chris Sprouse's Wonder Woman Tale

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From DC Comics With so much going on in the DC Universe and the mega-event Convergence looming on the horizon, it’s easy to lose sight of the amazing digital first comics coming out every week. You don’t want to do that, and you particularly don’t want to fall behind on Sensation Comics Featuring Wonder Woman, which has become one of the most original, cutting edge and flat-out fun comic books that we’re publishing right now. You don’t need to be familiar with Wonder Woman’s continuity, backstory or supporting cast to understand it. In fact, all you really need is an interest in compelling, unique super hero storytelling. The fact that it stars one of the most popular characters in pop culture who almost never gets the anthology treatment is just gravy—but admittedly, pretty awesome gravy. After all, it’s the chance to write or draw a Wonder Woman tale that has drawn such a cool collection of creators to Sensation Comics. Case in point, Sensation’s newest creative team: Writer

Star Wars #4, October 1977 Issue - Marvel Comics

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Star Wars #4, October 1977 Issue - Marvel Comics From View Obscura Comics Price: $25.00 USD - Order Here 1st printing. This comic book is in almost new condition. Comic is complete with cover and all pages attached. This comic has very few flaws that warrant a Fine grade. Comic Book will be shipped bagged and boarded! Screenplay by George Lucas. Adapted by Roy Thomas. Art by Howard Chaykin and Steve Leialoha. While Luke, Han, Leia, and the rest try desperately to escape the confines of the Death Star, Ben Kenobi stands face-to-face with the deadliest Sith Lord the Dark Side has ever produced, Darth Vader! As the two bitter enemies duel to a stalemate with lightsabres, the old jedi soon realizes that for Luke, and the galaxy for that matter, to go on, he may have to make the ultimate sacrifice.

Godzilla Hotel To Open In Tokyo

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From Yahoo Movies Godzilla Hotel To Open In Tokyo Ever wondered how you’d feel if you looked out of the window of a big city hotel room to see Godzilla outside? Well, soon visitors to Tokyo will be able to experience just that, for real… more or less. This April will see the opening of Hotel Gracery in the Shinjuku district of Japan’s capital city, and the hotel will have some most unique selling points based around the monster movie franchise which has become of Japan’s biggest (in more ways than one) pop culture exports. The hotel is situated above Shinjuku’s Toho Cinema - Toho Studios being the birthplace of the King of the Monsters - and a giant Godzilla head statue is being erected on the cinema’s roof. READ MORE

Harley Quinn in Infinite Crisis: One Crazy Champion

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From DC Comics For the developers of Infinite Crisis, the online game set in the DC Comics Multiverse, only one thing is crazier than Harley Quinn… and that’s not putting her in the game. That’s why the team chose the former psychologist as one of their earliest characters to work on. Even before Superman. Who’s laughing now, Kent? The Infinite Crisis development team has a sweet job, really. They get to take the biggest names in DC Comics and bring them to life, building skill kits and animations that capture the essence of who they are. Batman is a serious and silent assassin, Doomsday a raging abomination, and Wonder Woman a selfless defender. And in this world of idyllic heroes and ruthless villains, Harley is crazier than Dex-Starr on catnip. That’s why she was such a treat to work on for the Infinite Crisis art team—because she really is the one character who can do anything. Skipping through the game’s environments when the whole of existence is at stake? No problem.

Superman #220 - October 1969 Issue - DC Comics

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Superman #220 - October 1969 Issue - DC Comics From View Obscura Comics Price: $15.00 USD - Order Here 1st printing. This comic book is in used condition. Comic is complete with cover and all pages attached. This comic has flaws that warrant a Fine grade. Note: Moderate spine creasing. Rounded corners. Three inch heavy crease down the center of front cover. Two medium size creases on back cover (Printing error). Comic Book will be shipped bagged and boarded! Cover pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Murphy Anderson. Superman and the Flash switch costumes during a space mission against a malevolent plant intelligence, but are beaten, given amnesia, and thrown back to Earth separately. When they awaken, Flash thinks that he must be Superman, and Superman believes he is the Flash. Eventually, they regain their memories, trade uniforms, and move the Earth out of the way of the approaching plant-being, which falls into the sun and dies. See Also: Superman #226 - May 1970 Issue

Joseph Kahn’s Power Rangers Short Film

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Source: Youtube This morning Adi Shankar released Power/Rangers, a “bootleg short film” directed by Joseph Kahn (Torque, Detention), co-written by Dutch Southern (Bad Turn Worse) and starring James Van Der Beek (Dawson’s Creek) and Katee Sackhoff (Battlestar Galactica). Described as “a twist on the Power Rangers mythos”, the short film is a a well crafted brilliant fx-heavy send-up of dark and gritty fan films while also somehow being a fun addition to the genre. If you haven't seen this yet, prepare to be amazed! READ MORE NEWS STORIES See Also: Power Rangers/Tokusatsu Bar Opening In Tokyo

Spiral Begins in Amazing Spider-Man #16.1

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The legendary Gerry Conway returns to Spidey alongside artist Carlo Barberi! From Marvel Comics Peter Parker may be back from Spider-Verse, but his troubles are far from over! Today, Marvel is pleased to present your first look inside AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #16.1, the first chapter of "Spiral"! One of the most celebrated Spider-Man writers of all-time, Gerry Conway, returns to the webhead alongside artist Carlo Barberi for an all-new tale of crime and corruption in the dark corners of the Marvel Universe. That’s right, the man who brought you some of the most shocking and iconic Spidey stories in history returns for a new story that’s sure to be no exception! The underworld is in flux ever since the Kingpin got taken out of Shadowland. That war is heating up and now that Spidey is back on the seen he’s going to do something about it! But he’s not the only one out for justice – Police Captain Yuri Watanabe is trying to curtail the madness both in her day job and as the v

Steven Spielberg Hopes To Direct Chris Pratt In Indiana Jones Reboot

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From Deadline Hollywood Here’s a good one to chew on as we head off to the pre-Oscar parties. Last month, I reported that Steven Spielberg wants Chris Pratt to anchor the rebirth of Indiana Jones that is being developed at Disney. It’s very early days, but my sources tell me that, assuming a script comes in to his satisfaction, Spielberg hopes to direct that film. He directed the first four with Harrison Ford as the swashbuckling archaeologist. READ MORE See Also: Indiana Jones 5 Is Happening , Here's The Latest, Star Wars: Episode 7, Indiana Jones 5 update, Harrison Ford Open to Returning to Indiana Jones , Indiana Jones Escape from Atens Tomb Canvas Giclee Prin t, The Monstrous Movie Quote Of The Day: Indiana Jones (Raiders of the Lost Ark 1981) , Indiana Jones In The Bermuda Triangle ?, Harrison Ford Is Ready For More Indiana Jones...If The Script Is Good , Ford Not Ready To Pass The Fedora To LaBeouf , Mutt Williams Will Not Be The Main Star Of Indiana Jones 5

Godzilla, Seven Samurai Reunited at Tokyo Exhibition

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From Japan Realtime Some of Japan’s most iconic film characters, including Godzilla and the Seven Samurai, are reunited at a Tokyo exhibition that recalls the great age of Japanese film, and features Japanese-film specialties — monsters and samurai. “Toho Studios – Innovative Filmmakers in Setagaya,” which opened on Feb. 21 at the Setagaya Art Museum, explores the creative legacy of Toho Studios, which started as the Photo Chemical Laboratory in 1932 and has been the birthplace of countless films since. Among the most memorable, “Godzilla” and “Seven Samurai” were both released in 1954 and came to symbolize the studio’s golden age. The exhibition introduces many of the creative people who worked for the studio over its 80-year history, exploring how the films were made, with a special focus on the two legendary films. At the opening reception on Feb. 20, museum director Tadayasu Sakai said the exhibition “deciphers Toho Studios in the context of an art museum,” and “conveys

Time Ran Out - The Avengers #44 Final Issue Variant

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Jim Cheung's variant cover is available exclusively through the Marvel Exchange Program! From Marvel Comics This April, Earth’s Mightiest Heroes face extinction. As Secret Wars and the final incursion loom, our heroes stand shoulder to shoulder for their cataclysmic end. Marvel is pleased to present your look at superstar artist Jim Cheung’s FINAL ISSUE VARIANT to AVENGERS #44 – the last, epic issue! Available to retailers only through Marvel’s Exchange Program, the AVENGERS #44 FINAL ISSUE VARIANT is exclusive to comic shops and can only be received by qualifying retailers who exchange stripped covers of unsold AVENGERS & X-MEN: AXIS #1 standard covers for this stunning variant! Before the highly-anticipated Secret Wars begins in May, close out Jonathan Hickman’s sprawling Avengers saga in style with this stunning variant rendered by one of the top artists in the industry! What changes await Earth’s Mightiest in the pages of Secret Wars? You’ll have to wait till M

Hayley Atwell Gears Up For the Marvel's Agent Carter Season Finale

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The series' star looks back at the first season and forward to its dramatic finale! From Marvel Comics Hayley Atwell wraps up her first season of “Marvel’s Agent Carter” this Tuesday at 9:00 p.m. ET on ABC, bringing Peggy’s mission to clear Howard Stark’s name to a dramatic close! After a season full of twists, turns, betrayals, and unlikely alliances, Atwell finally has the chance to look back at where Agent Carter’s story has taken her before next week’s big finale. When she first took the role of Peggy Carter for Marvel’s “Captain America: The First Avenger,” the star never dreamed it would spawn not only a Marvel One-Shot but her very own series as well. Atwell took a moment to chat with Marvel.com ahead of Tuesday’s season finale, looking back at all she’s accomplished with the character so far as well as what awaits her in the future! Marvel.com: Now that you’ve reached the end of the road for this first season, how different was the experience than what you were

Superman #226 - May 1970 Issue - DC Comics - When Superman Became King Kong!

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Superman #226 - May 1970 Issue - DC Comics From View Obscura Comics Price $22.00 USD - Order Here 1st printing. This comic book is in used condition. Comic is complete with cover and all pages attached. This comic has flaws that warrant a Fine grade. Note: Mild spine creasing. .5 inch tear on right hand edge of front cover. Moisture stain on bottom edge of back cover. Comic Book will be shipped bagged and boarded! Script by Leo Dorfman, pencils by Curt Swan, inks by George Roussos. Superman is affected by Red Kryptonite while watching the movie King Kong. As a result, he grows to giant-size, has his intellect dulled for a time, is incapable of speech, and goes on a rampage duplicating that of King Kong in the movie. Later, when the effect wears off, Superman transports Titano from the past to help protect his secret identity from Jimmy’s and Lois’s suspicions. Clark Kent gets an interview with scientist Dr. Carl Cathcart, who dies during the session and passes on th

Red Sonja and Conan Cross Blades Once More in All-New Comic Book Series

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From Dynamite Entertainment Dynamite Entertainment and Dark Horse Comics are proud to announce that Red Sonja, the fearless She-Devil with a Sword , and the legendary adventurer Conan the Barbarian will team up once again in an all-new comic book miniseries, Red Sonja / Conan. Following upon the success of the Conan / Red Sonja crossover released in January 2015, the new launch welcomes celebrated author Victor Gischler as the series writer. Red Sonja / Conan will debut this summer with a #1 issue featuring cover artwork by Alex Ross, Ed Benes, and Roberto Castro. In Red Sonja / Conan, the crimson-tressed warrior and Hyborian berserker are reunited during an impromptu tournament of arms, a festive occasion that unexpectedly gives way to supernatural menace. The famous fantasy pair -- known for their camraderie in battle, the fiery tension of an unspoken passion, and the occasional rivalry towards each other as respected peers -- must unite to face a horde of demons set loose up

Draw Spider-Man with Will Sliney

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The Spider-Man 2099 artist provides a step-by-step guide to depicting your own wondrous wallcrawler! From Marvel Comics Will Sliney has waited his whole life to draw Spider-Man; no, really, check it out. Now the artist of SPIDER-MAN 2099, Sliney gets to depict wallcrawlers of various eras on a regular basis. Recently, he took to Twitter in hopes of showing others how to follow a similar dream by sharing his Spidey-drawing process… Because he’s a swell and talented fellow, Will kindly opted to go the extra mile and provide us with a step-by-step breakdown of how he brings Spider-Man to visual life. Follow along and swing your way to visual web slinging wizardry! Take it away, Will… READ MORE See Also: Sony Pictures Entertainment Brings Marvel Studios Into The Amazing World Of Spider-Man , Marvel Team-Up (1972 1st Series) #20, April 1974 Issue - Marvel Comics , Cindy Moon Swings Solo in Silk #1 , Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) #348, June 1991 Issue - Marvel Comics

GAIL SIMONE HEADLINES ALL-FEMALE WRITING TEAMS ON EPIC "SWORDS OF SORROW" EVENT

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From Dynamite Entertainment Dynamite Entertainment is proud to announce the May 2015 launch of Swords of Sorrow, the genre-spanning crossover event featuring an all-star line-up of female authors, headlined by Gail Simone (Batgirl, Birds of Prey). Debuting with a core Swords of Sorrow series by Simone, the crossover continues throughout May with tie-in titles including the Swords of Sorrow: Vampirella / Jennifer Blood miniseries written by Nancy A. Collins (Vampirella, Swamp Thing); the Swords of Sorrow: Chaos special by Mairghread Scott (Transformers: Windblade); and the Swords of Sorrow: Masquerade / Kato special by G. Willow Wilson (Ms. Marvel) and Erica Schultz (M3). Subsequent months will debut related projects by additional female authors, including Leah Moore, Marguerite Bennett, Emma Beeby, and Mikki Kendall. The crossover event brings together Dynamite's wide roster of female characters, including the iconic Red Sonja, Dejah Thoris (of the popular Edgar Rice Burroughs&#

Phasers Set To Kill - Star Trek - Captain Kirk & Spock - Numbered Poster Print

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Phasers Set To Kill - Star Trek - Captain Kirk & Spock - Numbered Poster Print From View Obscura Comics Price $10.00 USD - Order Here Sizes 8.5 x 11 inches to 24 x 36 inches! This is an original poster artwork created by renowned California artist Ken Hulsey. The image from the famous NBC sci fi series "Star Trek" The print looks amazing matted to 8 x 10 to 24 x 36 and framed and will make a great addition to your Star Trek memorabilia collection. Each image is a limited edition that is numbered (1-50). The image is printed on professional studio grade glossy paper by a professional photography studio not a home printer. The item will be shipped in an acid free bag with a protective board to prevent folding or creasing. Larger items will be shipped rolled in a protective tube. Limited Edition: 50 numbered pieces History: James Tiberius Kirk was arguably the most famous and highly-decorated starship captain in the history of Starfleet. Over

Go Inside Avengers Alliance: Spec Op - Land of Fire and Ice

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It's an Asgardian apocalypse, as Thor's deadliest enemies invade and Beta Ray Bill must save the day! From Marvel Comics It’s going to be an Asgardian apocalypse in the newest “Marvel: Avengers Alliance” Spec Op—or perhaps more accurately it’s time to Ragnarok & roll! With the likes of Hela, Surtur, and Ymir simultaneously invading Midgard, the Avengers need all the help they can get to stave off perhaps the most powerful threat they’ve faced yet. Unfortunately, Thor has gone MIA at the worst possible time; fortunately, he called for back-up before he vanished. “Avengers Alliance” Producer Justin Wood talks about the latest hero to join the Alliance, how the Asgardian intrigue ties in to the game’s overall story, plus a new Runaway, and much more! Marvel.com: What is at the root of this latest Spec Op? Justin Woods: When you launch your game, you’re going to see a conversation between Thor and his father Odin. And suddenly, Thor goes missing. No one knows whe

The Big Bang Theory - “The Comic Book Store Regeneration”

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WOLOWITZ RECEIVES SHOCKING NEWS AS EVERYONE PREPARES FOR THE REOPENING OF STUART’S COMIC BOOK STORE, ON “THE BIG BANG THEORY,” THURSDAY, FEB. 19 From CBS “The Comic Book Store Regeneration” – Wolowitz receives some shocking news as everyone prepares for the reopening of Stuart’s comic book store. Penny teaches Sheldon how to “let it go,” but can’t follow her own advice after she learns something infuriating about Amy. Also, Leonard and Raj think they spot Nathan Fillion at a restaurant, on THE BIG BANG THEORY, Thursday, Feb. 19 (8:00-8:31 PM, ET/PT), on the CBS Television Network. Nathan Fillion guest stars. CHEAT TWEET: Exciting News for the guys! Stuart reopens the comic book store on @BigBang_CBS And is that @NathanFillion? #CBS 2/19 8PM http://bit.ly/18Lj5yx See Also: The Big Bang Theory - “The Troll Manifestation” , The Big Bang Theory - “The Anxiety Optimization” , LEONARD AND AMY TAKE AN UNEXPECTED ROAD TRIP TO ARIZONA TO PICK UP SHELDON, ON A REBROADCAST OF “THE B

Matt Wagner Pens The Spirit Ongoing Series, Launching July 2015 at San Diego Comic-Con for 75th Anniversary Celebration

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From Dynamite Entertainment Dynamite Entertainment, a leading publisher in the comics and graphic novel industry, is proud to announce that the all-new adventures featuring Will Eisner's legendary crimefighter Denny Colt, The Spirit, will be written by the award-winning comic creator Matt Wagner. Marking the beginning of a partnership between Dynamite and the Eisner Estate, the new series will celebrate seventy-five years of The Spirit, and its #1 launch issue will feature cover artwork from all-star illustrators Alex Ross, Eric Powell, and series writer Matt Wagner himself. The Spirit stands among the most iconic and influential characters in the industry with a publishing history in newspapers and comic books lasting generations. Many of the most accomplished creators in the field have carried the torch that Will Eisner set ablaze, including Darwyn Cooke, Alan Moore, Neil Gaiman, Dave Gibbons, and Joe R. Lansdale, just to name a few. Matt Wagner, whose long career in comic

Detective Comics #385 - March 1969 Issue - DC Comics

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Detective Comics (1937-) #385 - March 1969 Issue - DC Comics From View Obscura Comics Price: $40.00 USD - Order Here 1st printing. This comic book is in new condition. Comic is complete with cover and all pages attached. This comic has some flaws that warrant a VF grade. Note: cover coming loose at bottom staple. Comic Book will be shipped bagged and boarded! Script by Bob Kanigher, pencils by Bob Brown, inks by Joe Giella. One night a party at Wayne Manor is interrupted with the arrival of a statue of Batman with a note stating that Batman will perish in 24 hours. However when they unmask the statue, it is the face of a man nobody attending the party has ever seen before. Turning back the clock we learn that the face in question is that of Herbert Small, a mailman who idolizes Batman, and is stricken with a malady that has made his hearing super sensitive. One day when doing his regular deliveries, he overhears a plot by a number of crooks who plan on getting reven

Star Wars: The Force Awakens - Spoiler Update!

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From The Daily Beast Last week, Making Star Wars ran a report from an extra describing a scene in the film he appeared in with original cast members Harrison Ford and Carrie Fisher, as well as newcomer Daisy Ridley, who is heavily rumored to be playing Han Solo’s daughter. The alleged scene took place in “a hideout for pirates, criminals, and empire hunters,” and featured “pilots, some human, some alien.” The extra made it sound a lot like Mos Eisley Cantina. Now, a more explosive report comes from Making Star Wars. The blog is claiming that a “most trusted source and friend” with “documents proving” it said that, in a sequence in the film shot at famed Pinewood Studios, Han Solo (Ford) is hiding in the ramparts of The Evil Castle when he confronts Kylo Ren, rumored to be the main villain in The Force Awakens played by Girls star Adam Driver. There, Kylo Ren kills Han Solo before fleeing the scene, while the rest of Han Solo’s crew—Chewbacca, BB-8, and the rest—retreat to the Mi

The Great Destroyer Revealed in New Avengers #31

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Jonathan Hickman and Kev Walker bring you a key issue on the road to Secret Wars! From Marvel Comics Who is Rabum Alal? He who set off a chain of events that has led to the systematic destruction of every single universe and the death of everything. But what is the identity of this mysterious destructor? The question that has alluded all will finally be answered this March in the pages of NEW AVENGERS #31 – from writer Jonathan Hickman and artist Kev Walker! The Avengers and the Illuminati race against the clock to halt the death of their universe, yet the source of the Incursions remains a mystery. But not for long! Another signpost on the road to Secret Wars has been planted and you do not want to miss this issue! At long last, Rabum Alal’s identity and the origin of the Incursions revealed in March’s NEW AVENGERS #31!

VAMPIRELLA: FEARY TALES #5 (OF 5)

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VAMPIRELLA: FEARY TALES #5 (OF 5) Writer: Nancy A. Collins, Steve Niles Art: Jack Jadson, Eman Casallos Genre: Horror, Fantasy Publication Date: Feb 2015 Format: Comic Book Page Count: 32 pages ON SALE DATE: February 18 The celebration of the 45th anniversary of the creation of everyone's favorite vampire vixen reaches its senses-shattering conclusion in the fifth and final issue of Feary Tales. Vampirella is shocked when she meets the pun-happy Storyteller face-to-face, only to end up hip-deep in alligators in Steve Niles' (Thirty Days of Night, Army of Darkness, October Faction) swamp-monster retelling of "The Frog Prince". Then, in Nancy A. Collins' (Vampirella, Sunglasses After Dark, Swamp Thing) twisted take on "Sleeping Beauty", a major character from the original Warren run is reintroduced when Vampirella finally discovers the true identity of her mysterious doppelganger and learns about her hidden connection to the enchanted book s

Detective Comics #449 - July 1975 Issue - DC Comics

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Detective Comics (1937-) #449 - July 1975 Issue - DC Comics From View Obscura Comics Price: $5.00 USD - Order Here 1st printing. This comic book is in used condition. Comic is complete with cover and all pages attached. This comic has some flaws that warrant a VG grade. Note: Moderate spine creasing. Rough top edge with two heavy creases in the top right hand corner of the cover. Rough right hand edge with some chipping. Comic Book will be shipped bagged and boarded! Script by Elliot S! Maggin, pencils by Ernie Chan, inks by Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez. Commissioner Gordon summons Batman to help him solve a problem involving four slaughterhouses each losing a herd of cattle. The Commissioner got an anonymous tip about a fifth attempt to occur that night involving a cattle boat. Batman spots the normally unused Refugee Island Ferry in transit and presumes it to be part of the smuggling. Batman boards the boat and is confronted by Tad Wolfe who is about to shoot Batman when

This Day in TV History - February 16th, 1967 - Star Trek's "Space Seed" Airs

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From WVTY TV 4 A Star Trek episode introducing an iconic villain of the franchise first aired on this day in television history. "Space Seed" is the 22nd episode of the first season of the science fiction series, Star Trek. Written by Gene L. Coon and Carey Wilber, the episode first aired on NBC on February 16th, 1967. In the episode, the crew of the Enterprise discovers an ancient sleeper ship from Earth. When they awake one of its passengers, they discover he is a genetically-engineered superhuman who led a war against regular humanity on Earth centuries ago. Now, he aims to take over the Enterprise! The villain of Khan Noonien Singh, played by Ricardo Montalbán, first appears here. He would later reappear in the second Star Trek film, The Wrath of Khan, also played by Montalbán. The story of Khan would also inspire the feature film, Star Trek Into Darkness. Khan's backstory was also fleshed out in a series of novels by writer Greg Cox, The Eugenics Wars. R

DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT AND THE BREWING FACTORY TEAM TO DEVELOP AND MANUFACTURE 3-D MERCHANDISE

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LINE LAUNCHES WITH J. SCOTT CAMPBELL-INSPIRED WOMEN OF DYNAMITE COLLECTIBLES, DEBUTING WITH VAMPIRELLA STATUE From Dynamite Entertainment Dynamite Entertainment, a leading publisher of original and licensed comic books, graphic novels, and e-books, expands its extensive merchandising program with its proud announcement of a creative partnership with The Brewing Factory, the merchandise development company founded by Georg Brewer. The partnership will grow the Dynamite product line with new three-dimensional categories, most notably collectible statues and toys. The first projects will be a line of female character statues, Women of Dynamite, debuting with a Vampirella statue featuring the iconic comic book heroine and horror hostess (sculpted by Jason Smith and based on the artwork of J. Scott Campbell), and slated for release in June 2015. Georg Brewer is an award-winning creative and production expert, and former Vice President of Design & Product Development at DC Comi