Monday, July 6, 2015

Young Doctor Who Fan

We all love our shows and are parts of fandoms. Fandoms can start at any age and we found one of the younger Whovians. His reaction every time BBC's Doctor Who comes on is priceless. Check it out.
 

SQUARE ENIX INVADES SAN DIEGO COMIC-CON 2015

SQUARE ENIX® today announced its lineup for San Diego Comic-Con, taking place July 9-12 at booth #3829 in the San Diego Convention Center. Attendees will have a chance to play DRAGON QUEST HEROES®: The World Tree’s Woe and the Blight Below™ and FINAL FANTASY TYPE-0HD on PC months before its release, and purchase exclusive figures for other titles.

DRAGON QUEST HEROES: The World Tree’s Woe and the Blight Below is a full-scale action RPG that will be available on October 13 for the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system.  Players must rise up against insurmountable odds, challenge swarms of enemies and conquer gigantic monsters. It is filled with characters and monsters designed by world-renowned artist Akira Toriyama. Also, Yuji Horii, director and creator of DRAGON QUEST®, and Koichi Sugiyama, the renowned composer closely tied to the series, are closely involved in bringing this title to life.

FINAL FANTASY TYPE-0 HD brings an immersive world, memorable characters and the production value known of the series, together with high-quality gameplay and storytelling. Coming this year to PC on Steam, the game will include graphical options for high-end PC users, improved battle and camera controls as well as Steam community features.


Attendees will also be among the first who can purchase the select advance sale items prior to general public availability:

Event SRP:  $250 (Sales Tax included)
From the creative mind of Tetsuya Nomura comes a unique and stylized BATMAN™. This figure offers interchangeable set of arms, rich glossy black and red paintwork and translucent visor among other features.

FINAL FANTASY® XIV: Heavensward™ Carbuncle Plush (Emerald and Topaz Vers.)
Event SRP: $40 each (Sales Tax included)
These cute yet powerful creatures based on the beloved summons from FINAL FANTASY XIV, can now be yours. The Carbuncle plush is available in two versions, and each one comes with its very own in-game minion item.

Other limited release collectibles available to attendees for purchase include:

San Diego Comic-Con 2015 Exclusive

Event SRP: $100 (Sales Tax included)
Based on the highly popular and award-winning video game, BATMAN™: ARKHAM KNIGHT, the figure matches the highly detailed in-game graphics with battle scars and weathering effects. This SDCC exclusive version has been painted in a metallic bright blue and gold color scheme. Available for purchase at the booth or for pre-order on the online store.

Event Exclusives:  

DC COMICS VARIANT PLAY ARTS -KAI- TIMELESS WILD WEST- BATMAN™ (Limited Color Ver.)
Event SRP: $120 (Sales Tax included)
Two American icons make for an amazing mashup of epic proportions. Batman has been re-imagined as a cowboy to combat lawless criminals who run rampant in the Wild West. Varying paint methods were applied to show the texture of the leather materials, as well as weathering from grit and dirt. The figure includes display stand and interchangeable hand parts.

METAL GEAR SOLID V: THE PHANTOM PAIN PLAY ARTS -KAI- Venom Snake (Splitter Ver.)
Event SRP: $100 (Sales Tax included)
From the highly anticipated entry in the Metal Gear Solid franchise, METAL GEAR SOLID V: THE PHANTOM PAIN, this figure includes an exclusive color paint scheme, interchangeable head, hands, weapons parts, and display stand.

Finally, for fans of the Play Arts -KAI- action figure line, Square Enix will display an array of never-before-seen prototype figures at the booth. For the latest events and merchandise news, follow the official merchandise Twitter (@SQEX_MD_NA) or visit the San Diego Comic-Con exclusives merchandise page at: http://www.square-enix-shop.com/us/event/SDCC2015.html.

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Marvel Returns To San Diego For An Epic Comic-Con Panel Lineup!

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Marvel Returns To San Diego For An Epic Comic-Con Panel Lineup!
                                                                                                                                                                           
New York, NY—July 2nd, 2015— The biggest convention of the year demands the biggest panels! That’s right, next week Marvel (Booth #2329) is heading back to Comic Con International in San Diego and we’re bringing the big panels, huge creators, and massive announcements! Over the course of the four day mega-event, we’re bringing the fan service that will make this year’s convention the place to be!
                                                                                                             
Want to get a sneak peek at the upcoming seasons of Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and Marvel’s Agent Carter? Want to get the inside scoop on the Marvel Universe after Secret Wars? All that and more await you at the world famous Marvel Panels! And that’s just the beginning! Trust us, True Believers, you won’t want to miss these action packed panels!

Please note all panel line-ups and times are subject to change. 

Thursday, July 9th

Marvel's Disney Kingdoms 
10:00am – 11:00am
Room 7AB
Join the creators of the popular Disney Kingdoms imprint by Marvel. Discover what makes this collaborative relationship so much fun with a look back at previous titles as well as a glance forward at the future. 

Marvel: Breaking into Comics the Marvel Way 
1:00pm – 2:00pm
Room 7AB
Are you a writer or artist?  Ever dream of working for Marvel?  Do you find yourself thinking, “I could do that…if I knew how!”  Well, here’s your chance!  Join Marvel Executive Editor Tom Brevoort and host of Marvel talent including Kris Anka (Uncanny X-Men) to find out the answers on how to get your foot in the door and make your job MARVEL! 

This Week In Marvel - LIVE!  
3:00pm – 4:00pm
Auditorium, San Diego Central Public Library 
Marvel’s official, weekly, flagship podcast comes to Comic-Con for a special episode that may or may not include guests, secrets, news, free stuff, arm wrestling, guitar solos, and more! Don’t miss it! 

Marvel: Uncanny Inhumans & Mutants
4:30pm – 5:30pm 
Room 6DE
Terrigenesis is upon us! Join Editor In Chief Axel Alonso, writers Charles Soule (Uncanny Inhumans), Cullen Bunn (Uncanny X-Men), Jeff Lemire (Extraordinary X-Men), and artist Humberto Ramos (Extraordinary X-Men) to get the 4-1-1 on Marvel’s royal family and merry mutants. What does the future have in store for Black Bolt, Queen Medusa, Cyclops, Storm and the rest of the gang?  And how do their stories intertwine in this all-new all-different age of storytelling? Find out here! 

Friday, July 10th

Marvel: Secret Wars 
10:00am – 11:00am
Room 6DE
The Secret Wars rage on! And we’ve got the architect of Marvel’s universe-destroying event, Jonathan Hickman himself, on hand to answer your Secret Wars questions! What’s more, Executive Editor Tom Brevoort and writer Kieron Gillen (Darth Vader) will also be in attendance! Prepare for a tour of Battleworld and some of its most unique and dangerous territories!

Marvel: All-New All-Different Avengers
12:45pm – 1:45pm 
Room 6BCF
Avengers fans ASSEMBLE! Get ready for an All-New All-Different team of Earth’s Mightiest Heroes! We’ve got Executive Editor Tom Brevoort and Director of Content & Character Development Sana Amanat, as well as writers Josh Williamson (Illuminati), Marguerite Bennett (A-Force), Mark Waid (All-New, All-Different Avengers), and Nick Spencer (Ant-Man) all on hand to discuss the newest developments in the Avengers family of titles!

Marvel Television Presents Panel
3:00pm – 4:15pm
Ballroom 20
Jeph Loeb (Marvel's Head of Television) brings you exclusive news and surprises about your favorite action-packed Marvel series on ABC.  Join Jeph, showrunners and the casts of Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and Marvel's Agent Carter for this can’t-miss panel that’ll have everyone talking!

Saturday, July 11th

Marvel Animation Presents! 
10:30am – 11:30pm
Room 6BCF 
The Marvel Animation Studios team returns for one of the most anticipated television panels at San Diego. Join Stephen Wacker (VP, Current Series – Marvel Animation Studios), Cort Lane (VP, Animation Development & Partnerships), and Eric Radomski (SVP, Production & Creative Director, Animation) for exclusive first looks at the exciting new seasons of hit animated series: Marvel's Avengers: Ultron Revolution and Marvel's Ultimate Spider-Man vs. The Sinister 6. Plus, experience the world-premiere of never-before-seen footage from Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy animated seriesstarring Star-Lord, Groot, Rocket, Gamora and Drax in the highly-anticipated new animated series coming to Disney XD this year! 

Marvel: House of Ideas
12:30pm – 1:30pm
Room 6A
Love having the best comics in the industry on your mobile devices? Want to know how Marvel stays on the cutting edge of technology? Then this panel is for you, True Believer! Get exciting news about Marvel's Infinite Comics as well as what’s happening on the Marvel Comics App, Marvel Unlimited and MORE in this can’t-miss panel!  Plus: Be here for the latest and greatest directly from Marvel Games, including an infestation of epic proportions! Panelists include Executive Editorial Director of Digital Ryan Penagos, Marvel Games Creative Director Bill Rosemann, Marvel Games Executive Producer Mike Jones, and other Mighty Marvel Guests!

Marvel: Cup O’ Joe
2:45pm – 3:45pm
Room 6BCF
Join us for this Convention favorite! Here is your chance to Q&A with Marvel’s Chief Creative Officer Joe Quesada, for this no-holds-barred panel on everything Marvel. Got a question about a favorite hero? Want to hear the latest developments on Marvel’s Star Wars or Guardians of the Galaxy comics? This panel has you covered!  Featuring special guest Editor in Chief Axel Alonso, Executive Editor Tom Brevoort, and Talent Scout C.B. Cebulski, as well as writers Charles Soule (Lando)Cullen Bunn (Drax), Kieron Gillen (Darth Vader)Mark Waid (S.H.I.E.L.D.)Greg Pak (The Totally Awesome Hulk) and some other Mighty Marvel guests this is one panel you do NOT want to miss!

LEGO® Marvel’s Avengers: From Silver Screen to Videogame Console
4:15pm – 5:15pm
Room 6A

Join Arthur Parsons (Game Director, TT Games), Matt Ellison (Producer TT Games), Mike Jones (Executive Producer, Marvel Games) andBill Rosemann (Creative Director, Marvel Games) as they 
present an inside look at LEGO Marvel’s Avengers, the first console videogame featuring characters and storylines from the critically-acclaimed film Marvel’s The Avengers and the blockbuster sequel Marvel’sAvengers: Age of Ultron, all combined with a splash of classic LEGO humor. Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, TT Games and Marvel Games are teaming up to provide a spirited panel discussion on this brand new, action-packed Super Hero adventure, including a live game-play demonstration, reveals of enhanced character team-up abilities and power-up features, new artwork, the latest game trailer and more. Not to mention exclusive giveaways! LEGO Marvel’s Avengers will be available this winter.

Sunday, July 12th

 
Marvel Unlimited+ Member-Only Panel.*
10:00am – 11:00am
Hilton San Diego Bayfront Hotel
Join Executive Editorial Director of Digital Ryan Penagos, writer Jeff Lemire (All-New Hawkeye) and other top Marvel creators for a private panel discussion of what’s happening inside the Marvel Universe.  Get FREE merchandise, sneak peeks of upcoming comics, Q&A Session to answer all your burning questions and more surprises to be announced.  Not to be missed! Marvel Unlimited Plus Members ONLY – show your Member Card or confirmation email at the Marvel Booth for a ticket to the event.

*Panel line-up is subject to change.  Merchandise available while supplies last.  Must show official Member Card, Photo ID or order confirmation email at the door to gain entry. 

Marvel: Women of Marvel
11:15am – 12:15pm
Room 5ABFrom Ms. Marvel to the A-Force, from Twitter to tumblr, women in comics has been one of the most talked-about topics in comics recently.  Join the conversation as women from multiple disciplines in the creative process at Marvel discuss what it’s like working as a woman in comics today and what it means for the future of the industry! PLUS – A surprise announcement or two!  Panelists include Content Development Director Sana Amanat, Producer Judy Stephens, Social Media Manager Adri CowanMarguerite Bennett (A-Force), Margaret Stohl (Black Widow: Forever Red), Ann Foley (Costume, Designer, Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.), and Lorraine Cink(Host of the Watcher)! 

Marvel: Spider-Man & His Amazing Friends
12:30am – 1:30pm
Room 6DE

If you want the lowdown on present and future Spider-Man titles, then join us for this exclusive and revealing panel! Hear announcements from editors and creators about new Spider-Man family titles, as well as some exciting news on Marvel’s street-level characters.  Special guests will include Editor In Chief Axel Alonso, Editor Wil Moss, as well as writers Charles Soule (Daredevil), Chip Zdarsky (Howard the Duck) and more surprise guests!

Can’t make it to the convention? Follow along on Marvel.com starting July 8 for exclusive videos, real-time announcements from the convention floor and up-to-the-minute panel, in-booth, and signing schedules of all your favorite Marvel creators! And tune in July 9-12for live streaming video direct from the Marvel booth at Comic-Con, as well as liveblogs of all the Marvel panels!       

The Secret History of Ben Kenobi Revealed in STAR WARS #7!

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The Secret History of Ben Kenobi Revealed in STAR WARS #7!











This July, experience a very special issue of the blockbuster Star Wars series as special guest artist Simone Bianchi (Thanos Rising, Astonishing X-Men) joins chart-topping writer Jason Aaron for a look back into the past with STAR WARS #7! Luke Skywalker has uncovered the journals of his departed mentor Obi-Wan Kenobi. Now, experience Kenobi’s harrowing accounts of days long gone by! It is a time when injustice reigned on Tattooine. As villainous scum runs rampant over the blistering sands, only a Jedi Master stands any hope of liberating the planet from the grasp of gangs, thieves and thugs. But would Ben risk everything to do what was right? Even if it meant revealing himself to those searching for his whereabouts? Find out this July as Aaron & Bianchi bring you STAR WARS #7!

STAR WARS #7 (MAY150775)
Written by JASON AARON
Art by SIMONE BIANCHI
Cover by JOHN CASSADAY
Variant Covers by TONY MOORE (MAY150779), SIMONE BIANCHI (MAY150776)
And JOHN TYLER CHRISTOPHER (MAY150778)
Sketch Variant by JOHN CASSADAY (MAY150777)
FOC – 07/06/15, On-Sale – 07/29/15

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

The Future is Here! Presenting ALL-NEW, ALL-DIFFERENT MARVEL!

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The Future is Here! Presenting ALL-NEW, ALL-DIFFERENT MARVEL!


                                                                                                                                                                           
This Fall, prepare for an all-new, all-different Marvel Universe to begin! The House of Ideas is kicking off this bold publishing initiative with the free ALL-NEW, ALL-DIFFERENT MARVEL PREVIEWS, available today in comic shops! Can’t make it to a comic shop? Download the updated version right now via the Marvel Digital Comic Store or Marvel Comics App! Peer into the next phase of the Marvel Universe with striking images from some of the new titles launching this fall!


“Dropping the mic right before San Diego Comic-Con has become a Marvel tradition,” says Marvel Editor-in-Chief Axel Alonso. “The ALL-NEW, ALL-DIFFERENT MARVEL PREVIEWS magazine provides a large snapshot of what’s to expect in the fall: new characters, new teams, new wrinkles for our heroes, and most importantly, fresh creative directions.  And we’re just getting started.  We have a few more aces up our sleeves.”

The future is here and it’s all new and all-different. See for yourself with the ALL-NEW, ALL-DIFFERENT MARVEL PREVIEWS!

Available right now, ALL-NEW, ALL-DIFFERENT MARVEL PREVIEWS is available now on the Marvel Comics app (for iPhone®, iPad®, iPod Touch® & AndroidTM devices) and online in the Marvel Digital Comics Shop!