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LADY RAWHIDE / LADY ZORRO #2 (OF 4)

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LADY RAWHIDE / LADY ZORRO #2 (OF 4) Cover A Main: Joyce Chin Writer: Shannon Eric Denton Art: Rey Villegas Genre: Western, Action/Adventure Publication Date: April 2015 Format: Comic Book Page Count: 32 pages UPC: 725130228598 02011 Lady Rawhide and Lady Zorro set out to find the men responsible for the abduction of the village girls but their trail leads them into a remote mining camp! Death is at every turn in a town full of men with nothing to lose but none of it is as dangerous as the women running the brothel! Have Lady Zorro and Lady Rawhide finally met their match?

LEGENDERRY: RED SONJA #3 (OF 5)

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LEGENDERRY: RED SONJA #3 (OF 5) From Dynamite Entertainment Cover A Main: Sergio Fernandez Davila Writer: Marc Andreyko Art: Aneke Genre: Steampunk, Action/Adventure Publication Date: April 2015 Format: Comic Book Page Count: 32 pages UPC: 725130225054 0301 Sonja always fancied herself a pirate extraordinaire... until now! As she and her newest ally sail the high seas in pursuit of a madman bent on defying death, Red comes face to face with one of the most, ahem, legendary pirates of all time! The question is: whose side is he on? The adventure exploring the outer reaches of the LEGENDERRY world continues!

Why Independent Filmmakers Turn To Kickstarter

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Arrowstorm Entertainment, the creative team behind the Mythica series of independent fantasy movies, has published an interesting article about why they use Kickstarter to fund their movies: 1. Plummeting Worldwide Sales Revenue - this is a problem for the entire film industry, but Hollywood alleviates this problem via massive box office... Hence, they only produce gigantic franchise films that have a chance of generating $1 billion in the theaters. They routinely spend $200 million on production, and another $100 million in marketing... For indie filmmakers, who don't have the theatrical marketing dollars, theaters are still mostly a dead-end. DVD revenues are also dead in most places - piracy and changing viewing habits have killed that industry. TV channels don't play very many movies anymore, preferring series (and who can blame them with the current boom in great TV). Which leaves streaming... 2. Streaming Video Doesn't Make Much Money - while strea

Are Aliens Fans Of Earth Wars?

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Human history has been (and continues to be) filled with and endless series of wars and human conflict. According to many sources, these conflicts have been observed very closely by UFOs and whomever or whatever control them. Apparently we, as a warlike society, put on the 'greatest show in the galaxy.' From the Huffington Post The public rarely hears about interactions between military personnel and unexplained aircraft -- especially during wartime. As time goes on, however, UFO stories stuck behind red tape begin to see the light of day. The Vietnam War saw its share of UFO activity in the 1960s. One close encounter, in 1968, involved the crew of an American patrol boat that reported two glowing circular craft following them in the demilitarized zone that separated North and South Vietnam. The crew aboard a second patrol boat later reported seeing the UFOs over the first boat and a flash of light, followed by an explosion that completely destroyed the boat. These

'Star Wars: Rogue One' Centers on Death Star Heist

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From Yahoo Movies On the final day of the Star Wars Celebration Anaheim, one of the newest members of the Lucasfilm family —spin-off director Gareth Edwards — took the stage to talk about joining a galaxy far, far away. Josh Trank, who was also slated to appear at the panel, was not able to attend. Moderator Pablo Hidalgo said he has been “under the weather.” Edwards is set to direct stand-alone film Star Wars: Rogue One, starring Felicity Jones, which is slated for release in December 2016. He was able to share more details about the film, including a logline, concept art and a bit of a sizzle reel at Sunday’s event. The helmer was joined by Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy and head of development Kiri Hart for the event, held at the Anaheim Convention Center. Hidalgo revealed that the Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer, which debuted on Thursday, was viewed 88 million times worldwide in the first 24 hours. But the focus of the panel was the stand-alone films. “We

Beginning The Week With THE WARNING

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Written By: Ken Hulsey Would it surprise you to learn the the most talented rock musicians out there right now are three preteen girls? ... from Mexico? Prepare to have your minds blown by "The Warning" (comprised of sisters Alejandra, Paulina and Dany) three hard-rocking young ladies from Monterrey, Mexico who have the stones to cover the likes of "Metallica", "AC/DC" and "Twisted Sister". I think it's safe to say that these are not just covers, but from a technical standpoint, near mirror image reproductions of their original counterparts. This may be the most significant trio of rock musicians to come together since Geddy Lee, Alex Lifeson and Neil Pert. (That's RUSH, you dolt) Don't believe me? Check this out! Is your mind blown yet? Here is some history from their website : Throughout most of our lives, we’ve had the blessing and opportunity to learn from very talented musicians whom not only shared with us thei

Rondo Voting Ends Sunday Night!

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by Armand Vaquer Above, from the Los Angeles Daily News. Only a few more days left before the end of the balloting for the 2014 Rondo Hatton Classic Horror Awards. According to the awards adminstrators: Balloting ends Sunday night at midnight, April 19. Many categories remain too close to call. So you can still make a difference. Please vote for the Superman Celebration (Ballot Item #21) as "Best Fan Event." To vote, go to: http://www.rondoaward.com/

Ten More Days Until "In The Footsteps of Godzilla"

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by Armand Vaquer Above, Godzilla approaches the Kachidoki Bridge on the Sumida River in 1954. Photo: Toho Co., Ltd. Ten more days from today is the Japan Society of Northern California's "In The Footsteps of Godzilla" event in San Francisco. The April 26 event begins with a screening of the original Godzilla (1954). It is in Japanese with English subtitles. Following the movie screening, I will be talking about Godzilla movies with a focus on the locations and landmarks used. After this, we will be migrating to the Izakaya Roku Japanese restaurant for a V.I.P. dinner. I will have copies of The Monster Movie Fan's Guide To Japan available for purchase. Here's the schedule: This event benefits the Japan Society of Northern California as it will help to fund future programs. As we are nearing the date of the event, now is the time to purchase your tickets while you still can. For further information, including tickets, go here .

Wonder Woman Movie Derailed Over Talking Tiger Sidekick

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Batman had Robin, The Green Hornet had Kato, and if Michelle MacLaren had her way Wonder Woman would have had a talking tiger sidekick. From Comics Beat: The official reason for her leaving is ‘creative differences,’ and that seems legit according to the scuttlebutt that has reached me. MacLaren and Warner Bros couldn’t agree on anything – including what time period to set the movie. More than that, MacLaren had some very particular visions for the film, visions that maybe would have alienated fandom. Although perhaps Diana having a tiger sidekick/pet she could talk with would have appealed to people more than I expect. As of now it seems like Wonder Woman is still on for a 2017 release – which means they need to get a director in there soon. I don’t even know if any of the stuff they developed with MacLaren, storywise, will last. It’s quite possible that whoever comes on next will start from scratch – or will basically take orders from Zack Snyder, who could be shaping up to

When Xena And Wonder Woman Meet Geeks Go Wild

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From E! Online What happens when Xena meets Wonder Woman? Dreams come true, that is what happens. Seriously, dreams. Lucy Lawless and Lynda Carter together to make geeks everywhere (including me!) lose their minds. Lawless, who is in New York City promoting WGN America's Salem, posed with Carter, TV's Wonder Woman who is in New York promoting her concert at Jazz at Lincoln Center, and let's just come out and say it: This photo is everything. Everythinggggg. Just like all the world has been waiting for Wonder Woman (according to her theme song), the world has been waiting for this photo. Lawless played the title role in Xena: Warrior Princess for six seasons from 1995-2001. Carter was the Amazon princess in Wonder Woman from 1975-1979. The TV heroes had—and still have legions of fans and of course received quite a few comparisons. READ MORE

Miles Morales Faces the Death of a Universe for Ultimate End #1 Variant

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Mark Bagley homages Ultimate Spider-Man #1 for a stunning variant cover! From Marvel Comics He was the artist that started it all – and now he’s going to finish it! Marvel is pleased to unveil Mark Bagley’s exciting variant cover to ULTIMATE END #1! In a stunning homage to the very first ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN cover, Bagley brings his inimitable style to a now classic image! The wheels are in motion, and the Ultimate Universe is set to crash headlong into the monumental Secret Wars. The end is nigh…but is there any hope for the Ultimate Universe or its most beloved hero? No fan should miss out on this iconic, can’t-miss variant cover – only in comic shops this May!

Adi Granov Covers Two Classic Star Wars Adaptations

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First look at covers to The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi! From Marvel Comics This May, Marvel and Lucasfilm Ltd. are set to return you to the story that started it all with the STAR WARS™: EPISODE IV - A NEW HOPE OGN. Completely remastered for the modern age, this iconic story now comes to an entire new generation of fans. But before that can’t miss graphic novel hits shelves this May – Marvel is pleased to present your first look at the covers to STAR WARS™: EPISODE V - THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK OGN and STAR WARS™: EPISODE VI - RETURN OF THE JEDI OGN! Brought to life by famed artist Adi Granov, these stunning images will grace the covers of the original Marvel adaptations of these iconic films. Also remastered and recolored, don’t miss your chance to relive these iconic stories when the oversized STAR WARS™: EPISODE V - THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK OGN and STAR WARS™: EPISODE VI - RETURN OF THE JEDI OGN come to comic shops and book stores in 2015! Pre-Order Star Wars

LEGENDERRY: VAMPIRELLA #3 (OF 5)

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LEGENDERRY: VAMPIRELLA #3 (OF 5) From Dynamite Entertainment Cover A Main: Sergio Fernandez Davila Writer: David Avallone Art: David Cabrera Genre: Steampunk, Action/Adventure Publication Date: April 2015 Format: Comic Book Page Count: 32 pages UPC: 725130226945 03011 Alliterative action, as Vampirella faces and fights corruption with Kurtz, romance with Rassendyll and violence with Van Helsing. Hentzau's plot is in motion, Vampirella's secrets are revealed and the moral of the story is never let Dr. Moreau give you a haircut. See Also:  VAMPIRELLA: FEARY TALES #5 (OF 5) ,  DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT AND THE BREWING FACTORY TEAM TO DEVELOP AND MANUFACTURE 3-D MERCHANDISE ,  LEGENDERRY: VAMPIRELLA #1 (OF 5) ,  VAMPIRELLA: FEARY TALES #4 (OF 5) ,  VAMPIRELLA #100 ,  Vampirella: The Queen of Vampires

Batman #410 - August 1987 Issue - DC Comics

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Batman #410 - August 1987 Issue - DC Comics From View Obscura Comics Price $24.99 - 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 NM grade. Comic Book will be shipped bagged and boarded! Script by Max Allan Collins, pencils by Dave Cockrum, inks by Mike DeCarlo. After six months of intense training, Batman presents Jason Todd with a Robin costume, anointing the teen Batman’s new partner, much to the chagrin of Alfred. When the new dynamic duo answer the Batsignal, Commissioner Gordon meets the new Robin then shows the heroes an envelope that was delivered earlier that day. Inside is a poker hand consisting of two pair and a deuce and four photographs of two pair of petty criminal twins. Noticing it as the M.O. of the villain Two-Face, Batman and Robin travel across the “Bi-State” Bridge to the Lucky Dollar Casino in Casino City. Encountering the former district

"Sharkansas Women's Prison Massacre"

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by Armand Vaquer Above, Traci Lords. Photo by Armand Vaquer. Above, Christine Nguyen. Photo courtesy of Christine Nguyen. Avery Guerra sent me a message on a movie that he's serving as publicist for: Sharkansas Women's Prison Massacre .  It reads: Hey Armand! Check out Christine Nguyen's latest film, directed by Jim Wynorski, that I'm publicist for! She co-stars alongside Traci Lords, Dominque Swain, Cindy Lucas,and others! A women's prison flick crossed with a mutant shark movie! Here's a link to Dread Central's write-up on the movie which includes a synopsis and trailer video.

DC Comics Closes NY Offices; Moving To Burbank

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by Armand Vaquer Above, DC Comics will be located near Warner Bros. Studios in Burbank. Photo by Armand Vaquer. DC Comics is closing their New York offices today and moving to Burbank, California. Former DC president Paul Levitz posted the following at Facebook reflecting on the move: DC is officially closing it's New York offices today, climaxing the progressive move to Burbank over the last few years. They've been kind enough to invite me to a final lunch at the office with so many old friends to commemorate the occasion.  Rather than write about what the DC office in NY has meant to me personally, let me take today to write about what it's meant to NY, and vice versa.  The various DC offices over the past 80 years have been a gateway for New York's young people, originally mostly from immigrant or disadvantaged backgrounds, to bring their gifts to entertain the world. Kids like Shelly Mayer, Joe Kubert, Carmine Infantino, Alex Toth, Bob Kane, Bill

16 More Days To "In The Footsteps of Godzilla"

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by Armand Vaquer The Japan Society of Northern California jumped on the news about Godzilla's "appointment" as tourism ambassador for Shinjuku, Tokyo over at Twitter. Their Tweet is shown above. In only 16 more days, their "In The Footsteps of Godzilla" event will be held in San Francisco that includes a theatrical screening of the original 1954 movie that started it all, a discussion of Godzilla movies (with an emphasis on their real-life locations and landmarks) and a V.I.P. dinner. Above, Yuu Asakura with The Monster Movie Fan's Guide To Japan . Photo by Armand Vaquer. Speaking of movie locations, I will have copies of The Monster Movie Fan's Guide To Japan available. If you want to get a copy, this would be a good time to do so! For more information, including tickets, go here .

A Modern Classic Reborn in Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope OGN

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From Marvel Comics Lucasfilm Ltd. and Marvel Entertainment have already taken the industry by storm with blockbuster new stories set in the Star Wars universe. This May, we’re proud to return you to the story that started it all as the first original comic adaptation of the greatest space-fantasy film of all time is reborn as the STAR WARS™: EPISODE IV A NEW HOPE OGN! Weeks before George Lucas’ first Star Wars film hit theaters – Marvel gave eager fans their very first look at Luke Skywalker, boldly asking “Will he save the galaxy, or destroy it?” Now, 30 years later, you may know the answer, but that doesn’t spoil the excitement of reliving this now classic adaptation like you’ve never seen before – including scenes that never made it to the silver screen! Completely remastered for the modern age with new coloring by Chris Sotomayor, Roy Thomas and Howard Chaykin’s iconic story debuts this May in an oversized hardcover format with a new cover by famed artist Adi Granov! Now is

Superman Celebration "Best Fan Event" Rondo Awards: Voting Ends In 13 Days!

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by Armand Vaquer and Brad Shey Above, a smart voter! By Brad Shey. To vote, go here . (Best Fan Event category is number 21.) Voting ends at midnight April 19.

Hideaki Anno and Shinji Higuchi to Direct ‘Godzilla 2016′

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From Variety Written By Patrick Frater Top Japanese filmmakers Hideaki Anno and Shinji Higuchi will team up to co-direct “Godzilla 2016”, the new Japanese version of the iconic Godzilla monster movie franchise. The Toho studio, which licensed remake rights to Warner Bros. for the hit 2014 revival by director Gareth Edwards, produced the seemingly terminal “Godzilla: Final Wars” back in 2004. But interest was revived by Edward’s 2014 “Godzilla,” which earned $525 million worldwide and JPY3.2 billion ($26 million) in Japan, with Toho and Warner Bros. Japan co-distributing. “Ever since Hollywood announced that ‘Godzilla’ was to be resurrected, the expectation for another Japanese Godzilla grew. And if we were to newly produce, we looked into Japanese creators who were the most knowledgeable and who had the most passion for Godzilla” said Toho in a statement. Anno will also be responsible for the screenplay while Higuchi will oversee the picture’s VFX. The two directors pre

VAMPIRELLA ARCHIVES VOL. 11 HARDCOVER

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VAMPIRELLA ARCHIVES VOL. 11 HARDCOVER Rating: Teen+ Cover: Penalva Writer: Bruce Jones, Len Wein, Steve Englehart, Bill DuBay, Gerry Boudreau, Nicola Cuti, Cary Bates Art: Jose Gonzalez, Esteban Maroto, Leo Duranona, Russ Heath, Enrich, Bob Larkin Publication Date: Mar 2015 (Advanced solicited for February release) Format: Hardcover Page Count: 400 pages More exciting horror and science fiction tales are collected in this eleventh volume of Vampirella Archives. These classic Warren-era storylines showcase Vampirella's acting career as she meets supernatural menaces both on-screen and off, plus tales of ghosts, dragons, zombies, yetis, and all matter of unearthly danger. Collecting Vampirella Magazine #72-79, featuring the work of Jose Gonzalez, Esteban Maroto, Bruce Jones, Len Wein, and many more. Includes a wealth of bonus materials from a bygone era, including the "Feary Tales" feature on urban legends, the monthly "Scarlet Letters" column, &quo

Godzilla Faces The Fiery Inferno Of Hell Itself!

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Abandon All Hope… From IDW Publishing In over six decades of battles and triumphs, Godzilla has never faced a challenge as great as what’s coming his way this July, when Godzilla goes to hell! In Godzilla in Hell, a five-issue miniseries launching in July, Godzilla will storm through the gates of hell itself, proving that the towering behemoth is King Of The Monsters both above and below! With no warning and no sign of salvation, Godzilla is plummeted to the deepest, darkest bowels of the infernal kingdom. The mystery of what led to Godzilla’s damnation, and what it will face, will take readers on a dark and twisted journey unlike any Godzilla story before! A rotating creative team will each take Godzilla through a new and more dangerous layer of Hell, beginning with none other than writer and artist James Stokoe, who is returning to the character for the first time since his haunting stunner of a miniseries, Godzilla: The Half Century War. “Drawing Godzilla must be my comf