Bluefin Tamashii Nations Brought the World Voltron, Suicide Squad, Rock Lee, and the Shredder at SDCC By Nolan P. Smith One of my favorite stops at SDCC has to be the Bluefin Tamashii Nations booth. Bluefin brings the world amazing, imported action figures, like the outstanding Dragonball Z figuarts and the incredible Star Wars Movie Realization line, often referred to […]
By Nolan P. Smith and Jason T. Smith Check out a short video of a first person view of walking the massive Exhibit Hall at the con of all cons, the San Diego Comic Con! Randomly, you will see a pink Chewbacca and Tusken Raider, Silver Surfer, Deadpool and Colossus, as well as the massive crowd when the cast of […]
By Nolan P. Smith Photos by Jason T. Smith and Nolan P. Smith Mezco has delivered one of the greatest lines of action figures in recent memory with their One 12 Collective line. At Comic Con this year, they really showed an expansion in their line, adding some characters that surprised fans instantly. Like the massive, light up eyes version […]
Sideshow Collectibles Showcased the latest, including some amazing Hot Toys figures from Captain America: Civil War and Suicide Squad By Nolan P. Smith The San Diego Comic Con brought plenty of surprises, reveals and more, but one thing many have been buzzing about has to be the super realistic figures from Hot Toys, on display at the Sideshow Collectibles booth. […]
By Nolan P. Smith Mattel had quite the initial showing for their WWE products at the San Diego Comic Con this year. Check out photos of some of the great new figures they unveiled, including Bayley, Tyler Breeze, a new Finn Balor, a massive Andre the Giant, and more!
American Gods Trailer Invades Comic Con By Nolan P. Smith “Either the world is crazy… or you are.” Fans at the San Diego Comic Con were treated to the first ever trailer for the new Starz series, American Gods. All I can say is… damn, I can’t wait. Based off of the novel by Neil Gaiman, the story follows Shadow […]
By Nolan P. Smith The San Diego Comic Con is in full swing, with the official first day now in the record books. So, how was it? Crowded, but that is to be expected of the monster of all pop culture cons, better known as the SDCC. The popular term of “Line Con” would be a great way to describe […]
The largest and most acclaimed independent superhero universe in comics is joining forces with the most popular mobile game of the year to transform your local comic shop into a red-hot PokéStop! By Staff Reports– Valiant is proud to announce that it is partnering with comics retailers nationwide for a special Pokémon Go sponsorship program designed to increase foot traffic […]
One Punch Man Has an Explosive Debut Review by Nolan P. Smith VIZ Media’s English dub of the widely popular anime, One Punch Man, made its debut on Toonami this past Saturday. Based on the manga by writer ONE and artist Yusuke Murata, the anime is finally stateside, so how was the inaugural episode? Exactly how it should be: equal […]
Review by Kevin Hoskinson Contributing Guest Reviewer “Monstress” is about the things that make us different, but also keep us the same. It is about the demons that live inside of all of us. It is about a world that once knew peace, but no longer believes in it. It is about finding out who we really are, and how […]
Image Comics Latest Series Horizon is Out of This World… Or Rather In It By Nolan P. Smith With Image Comics/Skybound’s promoting of their new series Horizon, we heard that this will be a new take on the alien invasion story. After reading the first issue, I can absolutely say that this is a very different, and very entertaining, take […]
The Many Aspects of Steampunk Come Together with Vintage Tomorrows By Nolan P. Smith The influence of Steampunk on today’s popular culture is evident in just about every art form you can think of. From novels to comic books, music to machinery, fashion, film, television, and more, odds are you have seen something that is influenced by the Steampunk movement. […]
The con of all cons is here as the San Diego Comic Con is nearly upon us By Nolan P. Smith (Victor Valley)– For fans of comic books, movies, television shows, video games, anime, manga, cosplay and more, this week heralds in the mecca of pop culture as the San Diego Comic Con once again rolls into Southern California.
Dark Horse Announces New Series Ether From Matt Kindt and David Rubín By Staff Reports– Dark Horse is proud to announce a new series from the talented creative team of Matt Kindt (MIND MGMT, Past Aways, Super Spy, Dept. H) and David Rubín (The Hero, The Rise of Aurora West). Ether is a fantastical story about what happens when science […]
New Creator-Driven Series Electric Sublime Merges Surreal Art And Crime By Staff Reports– Art history comes face-to-face with madness in the brand-new series from IDW this October, The Electric Sublime! Journey through iconic artwork that has defined genres and generations in a story that quite literally takes you behind the scenes, and offers a reading experience wholly unique to comics. […]
The Legendary Muhammad Ali French Graphic Novel to be Published for the First Time in English this October By Staff Reports– Dark Horse Comics is set to release Muhammad Ali, the story of an icon in a graphic novel from writer Sybille Titeux and artist Amazing Ameziane. Published for the first time in English, this critically acclaimed French graphic novel […]
And we have our winners! The winners, each winning a copy of Batman: The Killing Joke HC, are Tomas Pescado and Jim Hayes! Please shoot us a message on Facebook with your address so we can get your book shipped out to you! Thank you to everyone who entered across all of social media!
VIZ to host creators of the famed Pokemon Adventures manga series at the San Diego Comic Con By Staff Reports– VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media), a premier company in the fields of publishing, animation distribution, and global entertainment licensing, proudly presents the creators of the famed POKÉMON ADVENTURES manga series – Hidenori Kusaka and Satoshi Yamamoto – for their first-ever […]
Pokemon Go Sets the Bar for Augmented Reality By Nolan P. Smith It is sweeping the world over, and with four simple words, Niantic has turned the world upside down. “Gotta catch ‘em all”.
By Art Macias Contributing Guest Reviewer The book I got a hold of this week is the Throwaways first issue by Image Comics. The story starts off in the middle of a vicious battle with two against a squad of military black ops, who are trying to kill them for unknown reasons. At the end of the battle, we see […]
By Kevin Hoskinson Contributing Guest Reviewer Sisters Nina and Georgie steal money from the most evil corporations in the universe. They dispense that money among themselves and the poor. Like Robin Hood, they find the utmost joy in what they do. Five years later, in 2205, they find themselves the most sought after bounty the universe has even known. With […]
Does Independence Day Resurgence let creativity ring? By Daniel Schwartz Contributing Guest Reviewer When Roland Emmerich’s Independence Day was released in 1996, it put a fun and explosive twist on the classic alien invasion story. With a stellar cast, planetary destruction, and a world in peril, this blockbuster film set a higher bar for all action/sci-fi films that followed. Warning: […]
Valiant’s supernatural hero Shadowman has a legacy reaching to 4001 A.D. Review by Nolan P. Smith Valiant Entertainment’s 4001 A.D. event rages on as we get another look at the legacy of one of the modern-day heroes and how it has survived so far into the future. This time, we see how the mantle of Shadowman exists, and what it […]
A Kickstarter Sensation Brings Silence to Life Review by Nolan P. Smith Kickstarter has become a launching pad of creativity since bursting on the scene. The crowd funding platform has brought the world books, movies, action figures, wallets and more. For me, the most exciting genre of projects has to be comic books: to support a work from the beginning […]