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BOOM! Studios Unveils FIREFLY #1 Variant Cover By J.G. Jones

#MalCrushMonday Kicks Off Weekly Five Part Spotlight on The November 2018 Return of Joss Whedon’s Sci-Fi Epic BOOM! Studios today announced #MalCrushMonday, a weekly five part spotlight on the debut of FIREFLY #1 in November 2018, bringing the iconic worldwide pop culture phenomenon back to comic books, original graphic novels and more in partnership with 20th Century Fox Consumer Products.

This spotlight on FIREFLY #1 begins with the reveal of a special variant cover by superstar artist J.G. Jones (Final Crisis) spotlighting the iconic crew of the spaceship Serenity as the series reveals the secret Firefly history that fans have demanded for years! Now, the definitive story of the Unification War — the intergalactic civil war that divided friend and family alike — is told at last by New York Times best-selling writer Greg Pak (World War Hulk, Mech Cadet Yu) and artist Dan McDaid (Judge Dredd), along with series creator & story consultant Joss Whedon (the visionary writer/directo…

Coming Soon: Rick and Morty Vynl.!

Adult Swim’s critically acclaimed animated series Rick and Morty is the latest to join Funko Vynl.! There’s no I in Vynl. – because there’s always two of them!

Vynl.: Rick and Morty - Seal Team Rick and Scary Terry

“You can run, but you can’t hide …”

When bouncing between dimension, you’re bound to run into a few bad guys.
Introducing two of Rick and Morty’s most popular villains: Scary Terry and Seal Team Rick.
Add an extra edge to your collection with this professional boogeyman and Citadel militant.

Coming in August!

Vynl.: Rick and Morty – Rick with Sombrero and Unity
Rick with Sombrero and Unity introduce Unity to your collection and let the hive-mind assimilation begin!
Where there is Unity, you know a Rick isn’t too far behind. Bring your Vynl. together with the ultimate on and off-again duo.


New Poster For Stan & Ollie Is A Tease

New Poster For Stan & Ollie Released Entertainment One UK has gotten us into another fine mess and released a new, first-look poster for STAN & OLLIE, starring Steve Coogan as Stan Laurel and John C. Reilly as Oliver Hardy.  The poster is most definitely a tease as we only get to see the iconic bowler hats.  Expect more soon.

Synopsis 
The true story of Hollywood’s greatest comedy double act, Laurel and Hardy, is brought to the big screen for the first time. Starring Steve Coogan and John C. Reilly as the inimitable movie icons, Stan & Ollie is the heart-warming story of what would become the pair’s triumphant farewell tour.

With their golden era long behind them, the pair embark on a variety hall tour of Britain and Ireland. Despite the pressures of a hectic schedule, and with the support of their wives Lucille (Shirley Henderson) and Ida (Nina Arianda) – a formidable double act in their own right - the pair’s love of performing, as well as for each other, endures as they…

NETFLIX RENEWS ALTERED CARBON FOR A SECOND SEASON

ANTHONY MACKIE TO STAR AS TAKESHI KOVACS Netflix has ordered additional episodes of Altered Carbon from Skydance Television.  The series is based on the classic science fiction novels by Richard K. Morgan.  Anthony Mackie (Captain America series, Detroit) will star as Takeshi Kovacs.

Laeta Kalogridis will return as co-showrunner and executive producer.  Alison Schapker joins the series as co-showrunner and will also serve as an executive producer.  David Ellison, Dana Goldberg and Marcy Ross will executive produce for Skydance.  James Middleton (Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines, Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles), will serve as an executive producer.

ANTHONY MACKIE BIO
ANTHONY MACKIE who was classically trained at the Juilliard School of Drama, is a great and talented young actor who is able to capture a plethora of characters. Mackie was discovered after receiving rave reviews while playing Tupac Shakur in the off Broadway “Up Against the Wind”. Immediately following, Mackie …

Scooby Doo In The Castle Mystery Game That Never Got Released

Scooby Doo in the Castle Mystery There was so much hype for this game back in the eighties gaming community. I remember ogling over the screenshots thinking that looks just like a cartoon. Alas, it never appeared and got cancelled. Elite admitting that they just didn't have the memory on 8-bit machines to make it work. A replacement and average platform game was released instead.

Elite started heavily advertising the game in 1985 and boasted it was going to be a Dragon's Lair style game. Yep, a game that was designed for a laser disc was expected to be replicated on a humble 48K Spectrum. It was destined to fail and unfortunately is was cancelled a few months later.

Crash Magazine issue 21 published a preview of the game and said:

"In the action sequences you will follow Scooby and Shaggy as they search the castle and need to help them solve (or avoid) problems as they arise and generally guide them on their way. You drive the action in the game, acting rather like a fil…

FEAR THE WALKING DEAD” RENEWED FOR A FIFTH SEASON

More Zombie Madness In Fear The Walking Dead As It's Set For a Fifth Season AMC announced that it has renewed its original series “Fear the Walking Dead” for a fifth season.  The news follows AMC’s recent announcement that it has also renewed the anthology series “The Terror” for a second season.

“Fear the Walking Dead”is being renewed ahead of the premiere of the second half of season four on AMC on Monday 13thAugust at 2:00am, simultaneous to the US premiere, with a repeat at 9:00pm, exclusive to BT customers.  In the US, the series is the #3 cable drama to date among adults 25-54 and 18-49 and has shown strong double-digit ratings growth among adults 25-54 in the first half of its fourth season compared to the second half of season three.

AMC is available free of charge in the UK to BT customers on channel number 332 on BT TV, and to BT Sport Pack subscribers on Sky channel 192.  AMC is also available in HD on both BT TV and Satellite with an HD subscription1.

“Fear the Walkin…

Go Behind The Scenes of THE LIFE OF CAPTAIN MARVEL #1!

Margaret Stohl and C.B. Cebulski tease Carol’s origin story Carol Danvers has been involved in some of the biggest adventures in the Marvel Universe…but in her new series, she’s going back to the basics with Margaret Stohl, Carlos Pacheco, and Marguerite Sauvage at the helm.

Marvel is proud to present this behind-the-scenes look at THE LIFE OF CAPTAIN MARVEL #1, featuring Stohl and Editor-in-Chief C.B. Cebulski!

“This is a story about Carol Danvers. We’re taking Carol back to basics,” said Cebulski. “We hear that a lot, but this is something where we’re going to dance between the raindrops and find the secrets of Carol’s origins that are based in the roots of her family.”

“It’s really a family story and it’s as much about the human instead of her as her Kree powers,” added Stohl.

Don’t miss THE LIFE OF CAPTAIN MARVEL #1, on sale now in comic shops, on the Marvel Comics App, and on Marvel.com! To find a comic shop near you, visit www.comicshoplocator.com or call 1-888-comicbook.




Rob Wa…

Coming Soon: Little Shop of Horrors Pop! & SuperCute Plush!

Pop! Movies: Little Shop of Horrors Relive the 1986 Warner Bros. Pictures cult classic rock musical with this Pop! line that will have you singing “Feed me, Seymour.”

The collection features Seymour holding a small Audrey II, the man eating plant, Seymour’s love interest Audrey and her savage dentist boyfriend also make an appearance, along with Audrey II and a bloody chase indicating the plant recently fed. Chase is a rarity of 1-in-6!





An adorable Baby Audrey II is also available at Target.



Rob Wainfur is a forty something year old blogger who created the popular website, The Bearded Trio. Geek Universal is a site dedicated to all things geek. Contact him on Twitter @welshslider

Your First Look at THE SONS OF EL TOPO From BOOM! Studios

Discover The Sequel To The Groundbreaking Film in December 2018 BOOM! Studios today unveiled a first look at THE SONS OF EL TOPO VOLUME ONE: CAIN, a hardcover original graphic novel from legendary filmmaker Alejandro Jodorowsky (Dune) and virtuosic illustrator José Ladrönn (Incredible Hulk) that continues the 1970 Mexican Acid Western film written, scored, directed by and starring Alejandro Jodorowsky himself.

This sequel, arriving in stores December 2018, tells the story of El Topo—a bandit without limits and a man with no moral compass. But when his journey through the arid west brought him face to face with a series of rogue outcasts, he found enlightenment in the unlikeliest place and was forever transformed, becoming a holy vessel imbued with the power to perform miracles. This was a journey that took him far from his first born son, Cain, and brought about the birth of Abel.

Fueled by resentment, and unable to kill his saintly father, Cain begins the slow pursuit of his half-bro…

Jim Henson's "The StoryTeller" Graphic Novel Miniseries Enters The World Of Fairies

Enter the world of Jim Henson and Fairies In This New Graphic Novel Miniseries Step into the world of myth and legend thanks to Jim Henson's Storyteller series.  A graphic novel miniseries that will have a heavy dose of fairies and this first issue we travel to Iceland.  "The Elf Queen and the Shepherd" brings us a tale that is full of wonder and curses but thankfully, a hero that can break the curse.  The art work and story is from artist, Matt Smith, and that's not of the timey wimey kind.  The cover art is from Stan Sakai.

The miniseries graphic novel is from  Boom! Studios and compliments the magic that is often associated with the genius that is Jim Henson.

Jim Henson's Storyteller: Fairies HC
Publisher: Archaia, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
Writer: Matt Smith, Benjamin Schipper, Tyler Jenkins, Celia Lowenthal
Artist: Matt Smith, Benjamin Schipper, Tyler Jenkins, Celia Lowenthal
Cover Artist: Stan Sakai
Colorists: Dan Jackson, Hilary Jenkins
Letterer: Jim Campbell

Virgin Galactic's Spaceship Into the Mesosphere at Mach 2.4.

Into the Mesosphere at Mach 2.4 Virgin Galactic conducted a supersonic test flight today of VSS Unity, a rocket-powered piloted spaceship that will carry commercial passengers and scientific payloads to space. Following an initial and a subsequent supersonic test flight earlier this year, this marks the third powered flight and a key step forward in Virgin Galactic’s test program.

Virgin Galactic test pilots broke Mach 2 this morning, as VSS Unity took her third rocket-powered supersonic outing in less than four months. After a clean release from carrier aircraft VMS Eve at 46,500 ft, pilots Dave Mackay and Mike “Sooch” Masucci lit the spaceship’s rocket motor, before pulling up into a near vertical climb and powering towards the black sky at 2.47 times the speed of sound.

The planned 42 seconds rocket burn took pilots and spaceship through the Stratosphere and, at an apogee of 170,800 ft, into the Mesosphere for the first time. This region, often referred to by scientists as the “Ig…

SAGA #54 RUSHED BACK TO PRINT SAME DAY AS RELEASE

SAGA’s ninth—and most shocking—story arc tackles fake news and genuine terror through the lens of our favorite spacefaring family and their fellow outcast companions.  Image Comics has announced that issue #54 of Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples’ multiple Eisner Award-winning series SAGA—which marks the “season finale” of the space opera’s ninth arc—is being fast-tracked for a second printing in order to keep up with overwhelming customer demand.

SAGA #54 will remain available for purchase across all digital platforms, including the Image Comics website (imagecomics.com), the official Image Comics iOS app, Comixology’s website (comixology.com), iOS, Android, and Google Play.

SAGA #54, 2nd printing (Diamond code: JUN188387) will be available on Wednesday, August 22nd. The final order cutoff deadline for retailers is Monday, July 30th.

SAGA, VOL. 9 (Diamond code: JUL180297, ISBN: 978-1-5343-0837-4) hits comics shops on Wednesday, September 26th and bookstores on Tuesday, October 2nd. I…

A Meme To Share

By Patrick Gibbs



Rob Wainfur is a forty something year old blogger who created the popular website, The Bearded Trio. Geek Universal is a site dedicated to all things geek. Contact him on Twitter @welshslider

Coming Soon: Venom Series Pop!

Pop! Marvel – Venom Series In honor of Venom’s 30th anniversary, your favorite Super Heroes and Villains are being Venomized, and it’s safe to say the universe will never be the same.

Venom’s first victim, journalist Eddie Brock, is a natural choice for the Pop! Marvel Venom Series.  Similarly, Cletus Kasady and Carnage, despite being considered an “I” rather than a “we,” are another natural choice for the Venom series.

While it’s difficult to picture the Hulk any color but green, he makes Venom’s signature black costume work for him. Captain America manages to retain his usual red, white and blue color scheme even as Venom. And Iron Man’s determined to fly, even as Venom’s captive.



Black Panther and Venom make a striking pairing, which will be available exclusively at GameStop.
The Pop! available exclusively at Walmart proves that even Venom can’t contain the hellfire framing Ghost Rider’s head.
The Venomized Loki Pop! available exclusively at Target marries the god of mischief’s tr…

First Look: NINJA-K #11 Unleashes “FALLOUT”

First Look: NINJA-K #11 Unleashes “FALLOUT” in September, by Christos Gage & Roberto de la Torre! Valiant is proud to present your first look at NINJA-K #11, the FIRST ISSUE in a BRAND-NEW STORY ARC and a striking new jumping-on point for the EXPLOSIVE ONGOING SERIES from renowned writer Christos Gage (Netflix’s Daredevil) and dynamic artist Roberto de la Torre (THE DEATH-DEFYING DOCTOR MIRAGE)! On September 12th, “FALLOUT” begins as NINJA-K accepts a new mission: tracking down the Eternal Warrior’s body!

The Coalition may have been defeated…but the mission’s not over yet! Now, Ninjak must use all the super-spy skills at his disposal to save Gilad from the clutches of his friend’s erstwhile nemesis, the Dying One. But stopping an immortal genius – especially one armed with the full might of the Eternal Warrior – is a fight that not even MI6’s best and brightest secret agent can prepare for!

This fall, jump on board an all-new adventure and discover why fans and critics can’t get en…

Coming Soon: Coraline Pop!

“Be careful what you wish for” Welcome to the Other World, a magnificent place infinitely more
exciting, and dangerous, than reality. If you’re going to travel there you’ll need
a guide, or several. Fortunately, a handful of Coraline Pop! figures are up for any adventure.

Coraline and her black cat would make excellent companions as Other World veterans,
as would Coraline in her raincoat or the Chase variation
which features Coraline in a raincoat and hat.


Better still, Other Mother, the architect of the Other World, will happily take you there.  And then there’s Mr. Bobinsky and his trained circus mouse, which would certainly make whimsical conversationalists.  Also, look for a doll version of Coraline with button eyes and string hair!




COMING IN SEPTEMBER

Rob Wainfur is a forty something year old blogger who created the popular website, The Bearded Trio. Geek Universal is a site dedicated to all things geek. Contact him on Twitter @welshslider

BBC BOOKS ANNOUNCE THE FIRST OFFICIAL BOOK TO ACCOMPANY THE NEW SERIES OF DOCTOR WHO

BBC BOOKS ANNOUNCE THE FIRST OFFICIAL BOOK TO ACCOMPANY THE NEW SERIES OF DOCTOR WHO THIS AUTUMN – A BEAUTIFULLY ILLUSTRATED COLLECTION OF STORIES ABOUT THE REMARKABLE WOMEN OF DOCTOR WHO
This September, BBC Books will publish Doctor Who: The Women Who Lived, a beautifully illustrated collection of inspiring tales of the women of Doctor Who. It will be the first official book published to accompany the new series, celebrating Jodie Whittaker’s debut as the Thirteenth Doctor.

Written by Christel Dee, former presenter of Doctor Who: The Fan Show, and Simon Guerrier, the book will feature more than 75 inspiring tales of remarkable women of the Whoniverse, both real and imagined. From historical figures such as Agatha Christie and Queen Victoria to fan favourites like Bill Potts and River Song, each woman has made a unique contribution to the world of Doctor Who. Whether they’re facing down Daleks or thwarting a Nestene invasion, these women don’t hang around waiting to be rescued – they …