By Nolan P. Smith Staff Reporter (Victor Valley)– With more than 110,000 expected attendees, Anime Expo (AX) is one of the largest pop culture conventions in the world. With an emphasis on anime, manga, cosplay and more, the convention will once again return to the Los Angeles Convention Center from July 4th-July 7th, with a preview night on July 3rd. […]
By Kevin Hoskinson It was over 20 years ago when Pixar released the groundbreaking film “Toy Story.” It was immediately met with praise and made Pixar a household name. Over the course of two decades, Pixar went on to create some of the most entertaining, fun and imaginative animated movies put on film. They made mostly original content, but they […]
By Nolan P. Smith Pastrami Nation’s Nolan Smith and Jason Smith sit down with Linebreakers David McKean and Denton Heath and talk about Dan Mendoza’s Zombie Tramp, Avengers Endgame’s return to the theater, plus giveaways that end July 5th at 8:00 p.m. PST! Leave a comment to enter!
By Staff Reports Get an inside look at the history and passion behind the legendary Street Fighter franchise in a special event featuring Executive Producer Yoshinori Ono. The panel will feature an inside look at Ono-san’s history with Capcom as well as the art, lore, and world that drives the soul of every Street Fighter game. Ono-san will discuss how […]
By Nolan P. Smith I love comic books, of course. But I also love anime and manga just as much. So when Dark Horse announced No One Left to Fight as ‘inspired by Dragon Ball,’ I was intrigued and a bit nervous. Those are enormous shoes to fill, even for a title inspired by the storied anime franchise. What we […]
By Daniel Schwartz Summer is finally here. For fans of the CW’s Arrowverse, that means no more new episodes until October. There were major revelations, deaths, and a lot of foreshadowing that took place across the four connected shows (5 with Batwoman coming soon). The future looks pretty bleak as all of our favorite heroes will have to come together […]
By Kevin Hoskinson Paramount Pictures have announced that a new film in the Paranormal Activity franchise is in the works. According to The Wrap, Paramount chief Jim Gianopolous announced the news on Wednesday at the studio’s CineEurope presentation in Barcelona. They will be teaming up once again with mega-producer Jason Blum on the continuation of the series. While details are […]
By Nolan P. Smith One team is the premier supergroup in the DC Universe; the other is a universe displaced shell of the world’s greatest heroes. Thanks to DC Comics and Dark Horse Comics, we get the crossover I never thought would happen: Black Hammer/Justice League comes together for the Hammer of Justice. From Jeff Lemire and Michael Walsh, the […]
By Kevin Hoskinson Amazon has dropped an uncensored trailer for it’s newest original series “The Boys.” It’s dark, violent, funny, and reminds us that the Spice Girls are still relevant. Based on the notoriously dark and violent comic book of the same by Garth Ennis and Darick Robinson, the series is about a group of vigilantes known as “the boys.” […]
By Pablo Martinez I personally always enjoyed a story that involved planetary travel and imagining the different kinds of creatures that could exist outside of our small planet. Would there be any wars, famines, or would those planets with it hosts be thriving in peace? Sonata #1 comes in with a story set on exploring those thoughts. Published by Image […]
By Staff Reports Anime Expo announced they will host the My Hero Academia Season 4 Premiere presented by Funimation! Joining the premiere event are voice actors Kaori Nazuka (Toru Hagakure), David Matranga (Shoto Todoroki), Patrick Seitz (Endeavor), and Ricco Fajardo (Mirio Togata). Event Details Date: Saturday, July 6 Time: 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM Room: LACC\Main Event (Hall B) Due to high demand anticipated […]
By Noble Morris What’s up, world? Project C28 back with a reaction video on Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order. Check it out, and let us know what you think of the trailer? Will it be better than Battlefront?
By Kevin Hoskinson Recently, filmmaker Kevin Smith sat down with the Empire Film Podcast and spoke about all things film. Talking about “Jay and Silent Bob Reboot” the latest film in the View Askewniverse, he revealed that it should release this Fall. “I’d be surprised if it wasn’t October or November, somewhere in that corridor. But, before the end of […]
By Staff Reports The Society for the Promotion of Japanese Animation (SPJA), known for making big announcements each year, is thrilled to host an exclusive screening of Pokémon: Mewtwo Strikes Back—Evolution during Anime Expo (AX) 2019. The newest animated Pokémon movie will debut at 3:30 p.m. July 4 in the Main Events Hall B. AX, North America’s largest celebration of […]
By Staff Reports Bluefin, a Bandai Namco group company and the leading North American distributor of toys, collectibles, and hobby merchandise from Japan and Asia, expands its line of Transformers products with a pair of stunning new model kits from Flame Toys. Based on IDW’s Transformers acclaimed comic series, Flame Toys’ officially licensed releases of the Bumblebee Furai model kit and the Megatron […]
By Staff Reports For five exhilarating days each year (including Day 0), Anime Expo (AX) brings together people from more than 70+ countries, each with a deep-rooted passion for all things Japanese pop-culture. There is no better way to learn about a culture or make new friends than through sharing a meal. AX knows this too and that is why […]
By Kevin Hoskinson From Action Lab comics comes “This Love So Brief,” a collection of personal stories by comic book artist and writer, Fred Chao. Originally from the California Bay Area, Fred had had his ups and downs, especially when it came to his career and relationships. His whole life he wanted to be a comic book artist, but he […]
By Staff Reports Vault Comics is thrilled to announce a surprise Vault Vintage variant cover for Sera and the Royal Stars #1. Drawn by Nathan Gooden and designed by Tim Daniel, this Vault Vintage cover pays homage to Curt Swan & Neal Adams’ 1969 cover to Adventure Comics #381 from DC Comics.. Begun in 2018, the Vault Vintage cover line […]
By Nolan P. Smith I love checking out new comic book publishers. So when I heard that TKO Studios was going to be at a local convention, I made it a point to drop by and see what they had to offer. I purchased two of their collections to see how they are, the first one I picked being The […]
By Nolan P. Smith Imagine growing up with technology out of your reach, thanks to a strict parent. No technology, no toys, no friends. So as an adult, when you meet someone who is there for you, talks to you, laughs at your jokes- naturally, you make a connection. But what if that person was a VR assistant inside a […]
By Nolan P. Smith I love the Men in Black franchise. From its history when it all started with a comic book series from Malibu, to the wildly successful and entertaining films starring Will Smith, Tommy Lee Jones, and even Josh Brolin, I have loved the stories told from the beginning. With Men in Black: International, the black suits are […]
By Jason R. Smith Temura Morrison, known for his roles in Star Wars, Aquaman, and more, took the mic and serenaded the crowd at the Washington State Summer Con 2019!
By Jason R. Smith Photos by Adrienne Smith and Jason R. Smith There is one word to sum up our time at the Washington State Summer Con – wow! Taking place at the Washington State Fairgrounds, there is no shortage of space. From autograph alley to the vendor and artist section there is a huge amount of space and walking […]
By Noble Morris Project C28 here, and I am back with a video game trailer reaction video to THQ Nordic’s Destroy All Humans! Check out the video below, and let us know what you thought about the trailer!
By Kevin Hoskinson The world shines again in the first trailer for The Shining sequel “Doctor Sleep.” Based on the novel of the same name by Stephen King, Mike Flanagan (Haunting Of Hill House) directs the sequel, which stars Ewan Mcgregor as a grown-up Danny Torrence. Spending many years drinking to try to calm his powers, Danny is still traumatized […]
By Kevin Hoskinson Roach Riley’s rampage continues in the fascinating third issue of “Spencer & Locke 2”, tearing a city apart and leaving behind a trail of collateral damage, both physical and mental. The last time we saw Detective Locke and his imaginary partner Spencer, it seemed like it could be the end for them. Locke was on trial before […]
By Kevin Hoskinson Three years ago, Hollywood was shaken by the sudden death of 27-year-old actor Anton Yelchin. His life was unexpectedly cut short by a tragic freak accident. He was one of Hollywood’s most promising stars, having acted in films like J.J. Abrams Star Trek, Charlie Bartlett, Green Room and the updated Fright Night. Years after his death, a […]
By Nolan P. Smith Comic books aren’t all capes and epic battles. They can also be trips down memory lane, friendship, and murder. Welcome to the world of Dead End Kids, from Source Point Press. The book is written by Frank Gogol, with art by Nenad Cviticanin, and letters by Sean Rinehart, reuniting the team from Grief, also published by […]
By Noble Morris Hey everyone, Project C28 here and back with my first ever video game trailer reaction video! And it had to be from the trailer that has everyone talking: Cyberpunk 2077! Check out the video and let me know what you thought of the trailer!
By Kevin Hoskinson Disney has unthawed a new trailer for Frozen 2, and it looks stunning. This new adventure takes Queen Elsa (Idina Menzel) and her sister Anna (Kristen Bell), along with Olaf (Josh Gadd), Kristoff (Jonathan Groff) and Sven on a journey North, beyond their homeland of Arendelle. Exact plot details are still under wraps, but we get a […]