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A First Look At Bettie Page #1 (Volume 2) From Dynamite

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Comining in November! The brand-new Queen of England has mysteriously vanished, and British Intelligence needs a helping hand from the world's greatest model spy! Can Bettie the First find Elizabeth the Second before the news gets out and panics all of Great Britain? Are UFOs involved? David Avallone (Elvira: Mistress of the Dark) and Julius Ohta (Sherlock Holmes) show you all the stuff they cut out of the THE CROWN, as Bettie returns in THE PRINCESS AND THE PINUP! Related: Bettie Page Will Kickstart Your Heart! BETTIE PAGE'S SECRET LIFE AS AN UNDERCOVER OPERATIVE IN 1950S HOLLYWOOD HAS BEEN DECLASSIFIED! The Official Bettie Page Tribute Video Featuring Music By Bonsai Kitten

Sc-Fi Magazine Round Up UFO's, King Kong and Doctor Who Oh My! Now At Atomic Robot

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REAL The Top Male Magazine In America August 1967 USSR Finally Admits Flying Saucers From Outer Space! Spacial UFO Issue! $19.99 - Order Here 1960s men's magazine with attractive, colorful flying saucer cover illustration. This issue: Off Beat by James W. Moseley; Visitors From Outer Space! by Vyacheslav Zaitsev; Key Clubs for Sex; Ye Merrie Olde Pleasure Faire; Should Abortions Be Legalized?; Inside the Central Intelligence Agency; more. Science Fiction Illustrated 1977 #1 King Kong Sinbad and the Eye of the Tiger Star Trek 2 Logan's Run Ray Harryhausen Grade Fine $24.99 - Order Here King Kong (remake), Star Trek 2 (movie), Logan's Run, Exorcist II: The Heretic, Sinbad and the Eye of the Tiger, TV superheroes, Superman (movie), interview with Gerrit Graham (Demon Seed), and more. 8.5-in. x 11-in.; black and white; 40 newsprint pages. Cover price $2.00. Doctor Who Magazine #379 Up to Scratch? Doctor Who Meets Scratchman Tom Baker Daleks Invade Manhattan! T

Italian Tourists Mistake Typhoon Warning For Godzilla Attack

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No really! It appears that a group of Italian tourists in Japan actually believed that the country's typhoon early warning system was a warning for an imminent attack by Godzilla. At first I really wanted to make fun of this but then I thought about it. If I'm going to be honest I would have to admit that if I were in Tokyo and a loud warning siren went off I would probably scream "Godzilla!!!" and run around like an idiot for a few seconds until I came to my senses. I don't think that I could help it. I also propose that many of you would do the exact same thing. We are just the products of pop culture and overactive imaginations. From Social News Daily Japan, the Land of the Rising Sun, is also the landfall target of numerous storms each year. These are not just your regular rainstorms too, they are typhoons cooked up by the Pacific ocean, along with earthquakes and tsunamis. So thank the Pacific ocean for doing that every year to the internet’s favo

New Novel Reveals More About Darth Maul's Role In Solo

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The new "Solo" novelization will reveal more about Maul's connection to Dryden Vos and where Qi'ra fits into the puzzle. From Comicbook.com Solo: A Star Wars Story offered fans a number of connections to the other chapters of the Star Wars saga in both subtle and obvious ways. One of the more surprising connections was the appearance of Maul in the film's final moments, whose last live-action appearance was in Star Wars: The Phantom Menace. The character's brief time on screen left many audiences wondering about his significance, which the upcoming novelization of the film shed light on. In the film, Qi'ra (Emilia Clarke) defeats Dryden Vos and contacts his boss, which is revealed to be Maul. Qi'ra has a brief conversation with Maul, though it's unclear if the two had any previous connection to one another. Author Mur Lafferty shared with StarWars.com that Qi'ra likely had no idea who the former Sith was. “I don’t think she would ha

Donald Duck Takes On The Epic Quest For The White Whale In "Disney Moby Dick"

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From Dark Horse Comics Graphic Novel Set to Hit Shelves in November 2018 Dark Horse is proud to present an adaption of Herman Melville's classic story with a feathery twist! From writer Francesco Artibani, artist Paolo Mottura, and colorist Mirka Andolfo comes Disney Moby Dick, starring Donald Duck. This tale of obsession on the high seas stars Donald, Scrooge McDuck, and Huey, Dewey, and Louie! In Disney Moby Dick, starring Donald Duck, Scrooge McDuck, Donald, and nephews venture out on the high seas in pursuit of the white whale Moby Dick who stole Captain Quackhab's lucky dime. As Quackhab scours the ocean in pursuit of his nemesis, facing other dangers of the sea, the crew begins to wonder: how far will their captain go for revenge? When his ship is destroyed and his lucky dime stolen by the monstrous white whale Moby Dick, Captain Quackhab sets sail on a voyage of revenge against the fearsome leviathan. Joined by Ishmael, his first mate Mr. Storkbuck, and the isla

View Obscura Comics is now Atomic Robot Comics & Toys!

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It is hard to believe that four years have passed since the doors of View Obscura, opened in a virtual sense. As expected sales were slow at first but by the end of it's first year business was sailing along briskly. What had begun as a showcase for my personal photography and art prints quickly expanded into a full-fledged comic book and vintage toy store, in fact the store has grown so fast that I can hardly believe it. Visit Atomic Robot Comics & Toys! Recently both Terri and I were thinking about what we could do to take our online business to the next level. After a lot of thought, and most importantly prayer, we came to the conclusion that the only thing that was holding us back was our name "View Obscura." Back four years ago the name fit. We began the business as a way to showcase my photography and sell ephemera. Today that is just a very small amount of the items that we have for sale and now our old name didn't accurately communicate exactly what

A First Look At SABAN’S GO GO POWER RANGERS: BACK TO SCHOOL #1

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From BOOM! Studios BOOM! Studios and Hasbro unveiled today a first look at SABAN’S GO GO POWER RANGERS: BACK TO SCHOOL #1, a new oversized one-shot special on-sale in September 2018. Award-nominated writer Marguerite Bennett (Batwoman, Animosity) and fan-favorite artists Jim Towe (Youngblood), Derek Charm (Star Wars: Adventures, Powerpuff Girls), Jordan Gibson (The Amazing Spider-Man), Xiao Tong Kong (Adventure Time Comics) and Ilaria Catalani (Rugrats: R is for Reptar) present a new look at the original Mighty Morphin Power Rangers. It’s Spring Break for the Rangers, and the first time since they received their Power Coins that the Rangers will be apart. As they each embark on their own week-long vacation, these teenagers with attitude discover that being a hero doesn’t always mean having to morph! SABAN’S GO GO POWER RANGERS: BACK TO SCHOOL #1 features a main cover by Dan Mora (Klaus), along with variant covers by Gurihiru (Marvel Rising) and Jonboy Meyers (Teen Titans). “

Rats! A Giant Rat Ravages Ancient Korea In "Monstrum"

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The relentless "monster bot" Avery Guerra was kind enough to point me in the direction of a new giant monster film that is about to make it's debut in South Korea. Here's the synopsis from IMDB: Yoon Gyeom is a loyal subject of King Jung Jong of Joseon. He struggles to fight against a monster that threatens King Jung Jong's life and a group of people trying to depose King Jung Jong. Not much there but Avery expanded on it a bit revealing that the monster in the film is a giant mutant rat. It looks like ancient Korea had the same rodent problem as present day New York city! Here's your trailer: And here are some images: Related: Missoula instrumentalist pens score for Korean monster film Korean 3D Monster Epic SECTOR 7 Comes Ashore In The US Magnet To Release South Korean Monster Flick CHAW In The US As CHAWZ

Zenescope to launch new Ripley’s Believe It or Not! graphic novels

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From Zenoscope After 100 years in the business of cartoons, media, and publishing, Ripley’s Believe It or Not! is building on its illustrative and publishing foundation by entering the graphic novel market in partnership with Zenescope Entertainment. This exclusive two-year partnership brings Ripley’s into one of the highest growth categories in publishing with Zenescope, one of the top content creation companies and independent comic book publishers in the US. The two brands will collaborate in the creation of comic books featuring all-true, unbelievable stories and entertaining historical facts. Each book will contain 5-6 unique stories designed for readers and brand fans from age 10 to adult. The first issue will release September 2018, followed quickly by the second issue in November. “This is an exciting opportunity to give Ripley cartoon fans more of what they love from us in an extended format with a partner that has expertise in the graphic novel format. It’s a win-wi

Is CBS Planning An Original Star Trek Series Reboot?

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It looks like CBS is playing around with the idea of rebooting "Star Trek: The Original Series" while a spin-off of "Star Trek: The Next Generation" is already in some sort of development. Tom Chang over at Monkeys Fighting Robots has written a great piece that expands on what CBS may have in store for us: Do you see CBS bringing back Kirk and the Original Series Enterprise Back to TV? The casting of Ethan Peck as Spock for the second season of Star Trek: Discovery leads to another question for the franchise: Could we see a full reboot of The Original Series? With multiple spinoffs in development including a sequel series to Star Trek: The Next Generation with Patrick Stewart returning as Captain Jean Luc Picard, there are possibilities including an opportunity to truly revisit the franchise’s roots. Peck is the third actor cast in the role of Spock after Leonard Nimoy and Zachary Quinto, the half-human and half-Vulcan science officer of the USS Enterpr

Godzilla Sometimes Needed A Hand And The Long Forgotten "Puppet" Monsters From Toho

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Many fans never knew that the close up shots of Godzilla in the early days was a hand puppet. Likewise Mothra, Manda, Kumonga and Kamacuras were also puppets. As a whole Eiji Tsuburaya and his special effects crew had to come up with all kinds of creative ways to portray their famous monsters due to both time limits and budget constraints. The SYFY Wire recently published a great article about how puppets were effectively used in the Godzilla movie series: THE REVOLUTIONARY PUPPETS OF GODZILLA, TOHO AND OTHER KAIJU MOVIES The Japanese monster movie (kaiju eiga) is known — and frequently scoffed at — for its signature technique of suitmation: placing a stuntman inside an enormous rubber costume and turning him loose on an intricately detailed miniature cityscape. It is important to note, however, that while this has been the go-to method for many decades, Japanese special effects artists have never shied away from using other techniques to bring their visions to life. Due to

Ewan McGregor Is Playing It Real Coy About The Upcoming Obi-Wan Kenobi Movie

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Despite the fact that an Obi-Wan Kenobi movie has been in development for two years now actor Ewan McGregor insists that he has no knowledge of it. This of course means only one thing. McGregor is a honorable person who knows how to keep a secret and keep his trap shut. From Flickering Myth In the lead up to the release of this year’s Solo: A Star Wars Story, it was reported on multiple occasions that Disney and Lucasfilm were working on an Obi-Wan Kenobi Anthology movie. Last August, it was revealed that Oscar-nominated director Stephen Daldry (Billy Elliot, The Hours) was in talks to write and potentially direct the Obi-Wan film, while earlier this year rumours suggested that the movie was actually in pre-production and would start shooting in April 2019 after Star Wars: Episode IX wraps production. However, in the wake of Solo’s box office failure, Disney and Lucasfilm are reportedly taking stock of their Star Wars plans, and while it has been said that the spinoff is sti

When The Fantastic Four Try To Return Home They Find Another Superhero Team Has Moved In!

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From Marvel Comics Since the debut of the new FANTASTIC FOUR, more and more details have come out about the places Marvel's First Family were headed and the heroes and villains they were going to meet. During a recent visit to This Week in Marvel, Executive Editor Tom Brevoort revealed that the Fantastic Four may not be the only super team occupying the Baxter Building. Apparently, another hyperbolically-named group -- the Fantastix -- will have a run-in with the FF in FANTASTIC FOUR #4. Brevoort said: "As we get back to things down on Earth, we introduce a new team of Super Heroes who are operating out of the Baxter Building who are surprised when the Fantastic Four show up on the doorstep, thinking that they still have the rent on the place." Here's look at the Fantastix on the cover of FANTASTIC FOUR #4: FANTASTIC FOUR #4, written by Dan Slott with art by Sara Pichelli, goes on sale Wednesday, November 28! Pre-order your copy at your local comic shop

Godzilla vs Kong Turns To Zack Fox For VFX Supervisor

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From Screen Rant While Godzilla vs. Kong is still a few years away, the pre-production continues to move forward as the film has recruited the VFX supervisor from Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales. Godzilla vs. Kong will pit the two giant beasts against each other in 2020 to see who is the true king of the monsters. After the success of Gareth Edward's Godzilla in 2014, it was announced that Legendary Entertainment and Warner Bros. Entertainment would be coming together in order to build a shared universe called MonsterVerse. Among the most exciting of these future films was the film simply titled Godzilla vs. Kong, since it would see two legendary and unstoppable monsters battling it out to see who was top monster. The film was announced back in 2015, before fans had the tease of the future monster universe at the end of Kong: Skull Island. With as many monsters that are expected to be in the upcoming film, the visual effects department for Godzilla vs. Kong

"A Lonely Place of Dying" One of Marv Wolfman's Best Tales

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From DC Comics / View Obscura Comics Fifty years ago, an up-and-coming creator named Marv Wolfman turned in his first script, and though no one knew it at the time, the DC Universe was about to be changed forever. Believe it or not, the mind that helped co-create such massive events like CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS and THE JUDAS CONTRACT actually started pretty small, all the way back in August of 1968 with a script for an issue of BLACKHAWK, setting into motion a chain of events that would permanently shift the course of superhero comics for better and for always. To celebrate the anniversary of Marv's monumental contributions to the genre and to DC's rich history, we've compiled a list of some of our favorite Wolfman collaborations from across his fifty-year career. A Lonely Place of Dying The formal introduction of Tim Drake, the third Robin, came in BATMAN #440-442 in another Wolfman/Perez joint called “A Lonely Place of Dying.” Shortly after the death of Jason

IDW Publishing and Wizards of the Coast Celebrate 25 Years of Magic: The Gathering with All-New Comic

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From IDW Wizards of the Coast and IDW Publishing revealed today details for an all-new Magic: The Gathering comic to be published beginning this November. Magic: The Gathering: Chandra is written by Vita Ayala (Supergirl, The Wilds) with interior art by Harvey Tolibao (X-Men, Green Arrow) and features all-new adventures of fan-favorite pyromancer Planeswalker Chandra Nalaar. This is the first Magic: The Gathering comic in four years and will introduce an all-new approach to storytelling as the franchise marks its 25th year. “Think of a character that you love. From any story, from any property. There is an excellent chance that you were introduced to that character by some kind of page, or some sort of screen,” said Jeremy Jarvis, Magic: The Gathering Franchise Director. “We are thrilled to have Vita and Harvey introduce you to Chandra, to her story, her quirks, and her incredible powers. Set in the near future of the Multiverse, these never-before-told stories will breathe life