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Diving Into the Comics Vault: Pep Comics #2

Pep Comics #2 is an eye catching comic. Featuring The Shield going against some bad guys, kids can see immediately that Shield is bulletproof, and ready for a fight. The comic opens with exactly that — a fight. The Shield is going after whomever has made 5 American oil tankers vanish near Puerto Rico. The […]

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Shiri Appleby May Direct New Disney+ Body-Switching Film

Shiri Appleby is in talks to direct a new body-switching film for Disney+. The deal is being worked on right now, as talks have taken place over Zoom while the Hollywood shut-down continues with no end in sight. The film is titled Wouldn't It Be Nice, with a script by writer Emma Fletcher (Parks and […]

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Transformers ReAction Figures Wave 2 Now Available From Super7

Transformers fans have four more ReAction figures to add to their shelves. Super7 is now taking orders for Grimlock, Rumble, Shrapnel, and Skyfire join the Autobots and Decepticons from Wave 1. One of the most underrated parts of these figures are the vintage style cardbacks. Super7 did a fantastic job taking the classic transformers packaging […]

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Succubishez's Michelle Lam Sells Meesh the Bad Demon For 6 Figures

Michelle Lam, creator of the Succubishez comic on WebToons and on Instagram, (with 415,000 followers) is a character animator and artist living in LA, specializing in storyboarding, 2D Animation, and illustration. She also illustrated DC character promos for San Diego Comic Con 2017. And she has now just sold two debut print graphic novels to […]

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"Wynonna Earp" Offers Season 4 BTS Look Ahead of 2020 Return [VIDEO]

Fans of SYFY's Wynonna Earp had two reasons to be excited about watching the cable network on Friday night. First, there was the premiere of new sci-fi comic book adaptation series Vagrant Queen – but we're guessing it was the second reason that actually took the prize. That reason was the premiere of a new teaser for […]

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Square Enix Offers Another Update On "Final Fantasy VII Remake"

As we inch closer to the release of Final Fantasy VII Remake in the midst of the coronavirus slowing things down, Square Enix has provided another update. You can read the full update below, but the short version is that while the company is sending out the game, they cannot control when it is received […]

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Corey Egbert Turns Visitations into YA Graphic Novel

Designer and illustrator Corey Egbert, creator of the online comic book Spillside, has sold his debut YA graphic novel Visitations to Joy Peskin at FSG for publication in two-and-a-half years, the winter of 2022. The story features a teenage version of the author, Corey, and his younger sister, Sarah, as they struggle with visits to see […]

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"Brahms: The Boy II" Hits Blu-ray on May 19th, Digital April 3rd

Brahms: The Boy II is hitting digital VOD streaming services on April 3rd, and Blu-ray on May 19th. We now know what will be available as far as special features for bot as well. An alternate ending and deleted and extended scenes will be available to watch. Well, you can watch it. I can't handle […]

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"Scientists with Guns" Return in James Rollins "The Last Odyssey"

This episode we're talking to James Rollins, author of the new book The Last Odyssey from William Morrow/HarperCollins– a book in which Rollins' Sigma Force returns to investigate a mystery surrounding an ancient path to Tartarus, the Greek Hell. As Sigma Force investigates, different powers begin to move in on a radioactive discovery that could trigger […]

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Duncan Jones Next Project is a Graphic Novel Titled Madi

Moon and Mute director Duncan Jones has committed to making a movie based on the 2000AD comic book Rogue Trooper but the last update we got on that project was back in January of 2019. While that project appears to be stalling a bit Jones is now working with legendary comic creator and innovator, and […]

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"My Hero Academia": Returns & Reveals Power Solid "Tweener" Ep [REVIEW]

This season, My Hero Academia has given us one quality episode after the other – and "Japanese Hero Bilboard Chart" keeps that momentum rolling along. It was interesting to see how they are finally trying to get things back around to superhero action again. This episode proved much more of a balance between slice-of-life anime […]

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"Assassin's Creed" Actor Abubakar Salim Launches Silver Rain Games

This week we learned that actor and producer Abubakar Salim has launched a new UK-based video games studio called Silver Rain Games. Salim is no stranger to gaming as he has voiced characters in for World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth and The Bradwell Conspiracy, but is probably best known for Bayek in Assassin's Creed: […]

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John Constantine Praises the NHS in the Next Issue of Hellblazer

This week saw a most excellent issue of John Constantine: Hellblazer #5 from Si Spurrier and Matias Bergara. It's an excellent issue that, due to coronavirus greatly impacting all aspects of comic distribution, many stores in Britain get copies of.  As Britain celebrated the work of doctors, nurses and other staff of the NHS with […]

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Wolverine Pops His Claws: Let's Revisit Hugh Jackman's Debut Scene

Wolverine is one of those characters that just puts a smile on people's faces. For years, comic fans felt like they were in a special club, knowing that Logan was one of those characters that could only exist in comics. We got to read his stories, he belonged to us. Sure, the X-Men cartoon in […]

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In Churl Yo's "Isonation": Ultimate Social Distancing

This episode we're talking to In Churl Yo, author of Isonation. The book presents a future in which fear of contagion has led to a world where people live in hermetically-sealed apartments: social distancing has become complete social isolation. The family unit never leaves, and only communicates with the outside world through virtual reality (called the […]

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Boom Studios Stops Printing Comics, Keeps Graphic Novels, No Digital

Comic book publisher Boom Studios has issued the following to comic book retailers, in the light of the current coronavirus pandemic shutdown of the comic book direct market. Including letting us know that Diamond Comic Distributors has two weeks worth of the industry's comics in storage, that Boom won't be printing any more for now […]

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"The Walking Dead": Ezekiel & Jerry's Goodbye Has Us Worried [PREVIEW]

So far, the only storyline from this week's episode of AMC's The Walking Dead ("Look at the Flowers") we haven't heard from is the one involving Eugene (Josh McDermitt), Yumiko (Eleanor Matsuura), and Ezekiel (Khary Payton) heading out for "first contact" with Eugene's radio-friendly friend "Stephanie" (and possibly setting up the first appearance of Paola Lazaro's […]

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XSEED Games Announces "Story Of Seasons: Friends of Mineral Town"

XSEED Games announced this week that they will be bringing Story Of Seasons: Friends of Mineral Town to the Switch this Summer. Of course, we know the game under its Harvest Moon title in the West, but this version will be a complete reimagining of the 2003 Bokujō Monogatari title. Completely re-envisioned for modern gamers […]

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Kara Bodegón Auctions Squalo & Mage to HarperCollins for 2023

Kara Bodegón is a music journalist, games journalist and comic book creator. She's written for publications such as PULP Magazine, Juice PH, Billboard, and Bandwagon Asia. There's a wonderfully candid blog on her site that makes me want to read more of her work, though she hasn't updated it in awhile. And for three-and-a-half years […]

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"Portrait of a Lady on Fire" is on Hulu and You Should Watch It

Portrait of a Lady on Fire was just released on Hulu at midnight, March 27 and you should absolutely take the time to watch it as soon as possible. The story of a young French painter, Marianne (Noémie Merlant) sent to paint a wedding portrait of Héloïse (Adèle Haenel) in secret, so she has to […]

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"Gigantosaurus: The Game" Officially Launches On All Consoles & PC

For those who have kids who are into Gigantosaurus, a brand new racing game has been released based on the series simply called Gigantosaurus: The Game. Put together through a combination of companies including Wildsphere Studios, Cyber Group Studios, Outright Games, and Bandai Namco, they've created a fun little game. You can play as Rocky, […]

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Diamond Issues Survey to Comic Stores Regarding Coronavirus Effects

Direct Market distributor Diamond Comic Distributors is conducting a coronavirus impact survey, on comic book retailers still reading their e-mails. In case it missed your retailer, here's what Diamond are saying – and asking of comic book stores this weekend. We continue working with our publishing partners on programs to support the retailers in this […]

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"Behind You" Trailer: Watch The Trailer For Creepy Horror Film Here

Behind You brings one of my biggest fears to life. Mirrors make me uncomfortable, and to think that something horrific could come out of one and haunt me or worse makes me not want to close my eyes at night. SO I already find this movie terrifying before I hit the play button on the […]

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"STATIONflow" Will Be Coming To Steam's Early Access In April

DMM Games announced this week that they will be releasing their upcoming game STATIONflow into Steam's Early Access on April 15th. The game is basically setting itself up to be the ultimate in transportation management on a highly detailed level. As you will have to manage the continuous non-stop flow of passengers in a major […]

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Frank Miller, Marvel, DC Comics, Diamond – The Daily LITG, Mar 28 2020

Welcome to the daily Lying In The Gutters. A quick catch-up on the comic book, movie, tv, games, and collectibles news from the day before and a glimps at the day ahead. The news is busier than one might think these days, and yesterday we had stories about DC Comics Omnibuses and Absolutes, Marvel Comics […]

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"Siren" Season 3: Xander Needs Calvin to Know His Role [PREVIEW]

Freeform's Siren returns next Thursday, April 2, with a two-episode premiere ("Borders" and "Revelations"), and now the network is offering us a look at what's going on in the lives Bristol Cove folks not named Ben (Alex Roe), Maddie (Fola Evans-Akingbola), or new mother Ryn (Eline Powell). Ryn finds herself facing a new "alpha" in […]

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Xbox Game Studios Reveals More Details On "Gears Tactics"

Xbox Game Studios, along with The Coalition and Splash Damage, revealed more details this week about the Gears Of War spinoff title, Gears Tactics. The info came down on Xbox Wire, where the devs showed off more from a hands-on preview they did. But oddly, didn't include a video. This is a very basic look […]

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How Tim Seeley is Finding a New Audience for his Series at Vault Comics

How to find a new audience for comic books? It remains an elusive trophy. Movies and TV shows have helped sales of the likes of Watchmen, V for Vendetta, Hellboy and Scott Pilgrim but not much else. Free Comic Book Day now seems to speak more to existing customers. And new stories about deaths or […]

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"Vagrant Queen": SYFY Series Pilot Available Free – Right Here! [VIDEO]

SYFY's 10-episode space-faring series Vagrant Queen set sail for the stars Friday night, but there might be a chance you were a little too busy this week to catch the premiere. If you're like us, you've been adjusting to working strictly from home while under a banner of social distancing and self-quarantining – so "free […]

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Michael Denny Named Vice President & Studio Head Of TT Games

Earlier today, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment announced that Michael Denny has been named Vice President and Studio Head of TT Games. He will be reporting to Paul Gouge, who is the Studio Head for Playdemic. According to the info released, Denny will "oversee strategy, execution and business operations for all TT Games offices and its portfolio […]

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The Frank Miller Cover That Killed The Daredevil and Dog Cartoon

Once upon a time, George Clooney was all set to play Nick Fury in a Marvel movie, that preceded Samuel Jackson's portrayal in Iron Man, but plenty of time after David Hasselhoff played him in a previous movie. Clooney was a big fan, it was seen as a redemption for his Batman, and he was […]

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"The Simpsons" Wax Nostalgic with These Twitter Gems

Aaah, Twitter – a many sordid hive of memes and screams into the void. Leave it to The Simpsons artist and director David Silverman to break through the shenanigans with some classic nostalgia, Simpsons-style. He tweeted a video clip from an old VHS tape – a pencil animation test circa April 1996. He says it […]

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Apple Offers Several Games To Play For Free This Weekend

Apple has decided to help out in this time of people being under lockdown by offering several games for free to play over the weekend. For a limited time, you can download all of the games featured below for absolutely nothing. Hopefully, those of you stuck at home during the coronavirus lockdowns in several states […]

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Rick Remender Shares Marvel Art for X-Force, Deadpool, Avengers, More

As the comics media does its best to survive in a world where, for the foreseeable future at least, there will be no new comics, here at Bleeding Cool we're doing our best to continue to produce the high quantity content our readers have come to expect. Thanks to coronavirus quarantines, superstar writer Rick Remender has […]

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"Star Trek: Picard": Patrick Stewart Talks Jean-Luc's Fate [SPOILERS]

The season finale of CBS All Access' Star Trek: Picard dropped some major bombshells in regards to the Star Trek universe. Among them in "Et in Arcadia Ego, Part Two" is the death and resurrection of Jean-Luc Picard (Patrick Stewart). The star spoke recently about how the decision and planning went down during production. "I only […]

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Star Wars Black Series GameStop Exclusive Figure Goes Live

GameStop has opened before for another Gaming Greats Star Wars Black Series figure. We have already seen two figures come out of this line with Battlefront II Heavy Battle Droid and Knights of the Old Republic Jedi Knight Revan. The next figure is from Star Wars: The Force Unleashed with the Stormtrooper Commander. This trooper […]

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Melissa de la Cruz's Gotham High Graphic Novel Gets a Trailer

Gotham High, the young adult graphic novel by Melissa de la Cruz and Thomas Pitilli, is set to hit stores in April, and it aims to give young adults exactly what they want: a love triangle between high school versions of Batman, the Joker, and Catwoman. Gotham High Written by Melissa de la Cruz Illustrated […]

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"WWE SmackDown": Strong Combo of Wrestling, Promos & Replays [REVIEW]

It's the road to WrestleMania, and WWE SmackDown is moving storylines right along. We opened with the SmackDown Women's champ Bayley and her best friend Sasha Banks. Joining the pair was Lacey Evans and Tamina. The four cut a passionate promo, which ended with Evans on the mat, Tamina looking angry, and Bayley and Banks […]

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"Shadow Arena" Will Have One Last Closed-Beta In Mid-April

Pearl Abyss will be giving players one more shot at a closed beta for Shadow Arena, as the game will be holding one more event in mid-April. According to the info they sent out, the beta will take place from April 17th-19th, 2020, and will be available for the North American, European, and Asian servers. […]

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Comic Store In Your Future – If It Has One

Rod Lamberti of Rodman Comics of Ankeny, Iowa writes weekly for Bleeding Cool. Find previous columns here. This article will give an update on our situation and my thoughts on it. Last Thursday here in Iowa, the governor gave the order that non-essential retail such as my store had to close. Currently, the closing is to last until […]

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"Steven Universe": His Own Worst Enemy, Afraid to Be Himself [REVIEW]

I am so happy I stumbled upon Cartoon Network's Steven Universe Future finale. It really did not disappoint. I feel these final episodes really captured the essence of the last season without making it preachy or beating us over the head with heavy-handed messages. It had every bit the emotional impact that I was expecting, […]

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"Resident Evil 3" Receives A New Jill Valentine Trailer

As we make our way to the release of Resident Evil 3: Nemesis, Capcom has rolled out another trailer to check out centered around Jill Valentine. The trailer itself gives us a good two minutes of Jill being amazing while also running for her life against the undead. We also get the cool news that […]

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The Hordeculture Return For Empyre: X-Men #2

This week saw Marvel publish The Road to Empyre, tying up Meet The Skrulls, Incoming and a munch of Kree/Skrull Avengers stories from the past few decades, and a little Young Avengers for good measure, to make some sense of the Kree, Skrulls and Cotati races that seem to be behind much of the upcoming […]

"New Amsterdam", "FBI" & "FBI: Most Wanted": Meshing TV With Reality

Three network TV series this week inadvertently reflected Our Grim Reality this week. NBC's New Amsterdam filmed an episode about the hospital getting overwhelmed by a pandemic and running out of room and resources. It was originally scheduled to air on Tuesday but the network and showrunner David Schulner pulled it and aired the pilot […]

SEGA Releases A New Combat Trailer For "Sakura Wars"

SEGA dropped a brand new trailer today for Sakura Wars, this time showing off the in-game combat as you'll be piloting your mecha into battle. There isn't a ton to this trailer as it's only about a minute long, but you get a pretty good idea of how the battles will go. Especially when you […]

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Ethan Sacks' Writer's Commentary on KISS/Zombies #4

Ethan Sacks has a Writer's Commentary on KISS/Zombies #4 from Dynamite, out now… or at least it was. He writes, Spoilers ahoy! Page 1: We saw the horrible circumstances behind Hank's death, or should I say murder, at the end of last issue and we pick up with the palpable grief that it left in […]

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"Brooklyn Nine-Nine": It's "Glitter Out" As Boyle Goes Poirot [REVIEW]

This week on NBC's Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Clue meets the Pink Panther as we are sucked into a plot so devious, so horrific, that hearts are broken, egos bruised, and evidence is compromised. Most important, J.K. Simmons guest stars as Dillman aka "Mr. Clean" – the best detective Captain Holt (Andre Braugher) has ever worked with. […]

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Funko Announces "Fast Times at Ridgemont High" Pops

Funko has announced that the classic high school comedy Fast Times at Ridgemont High will get their own collectibles. This is one of those rare opportunities that Funko really reaches out into the classics to please fans. If you are a fan of this movie then you have 5 Pops to look forward too. First […]

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3 Big Stacks Of Unread Comics I Can Read While I File For Unemployment

Programming note: Don't worry about me. I'm lucky in that I keep the overhead low and my job put me on furlough. I'm okay. Comic shops aren't so lucky. We have no idea how much cash on hand they have, and on top of that, Diamond just announced they're not shipping comics with an on […]

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"Better Call Saul": Jimmy & Kim – A Tale of Two Courtrooms [PREVIEW]

In last week's AMC's Better Call Saul, Kim (Rhea Seehorn) and Jimmy (Bob Odenkirk) learned there's no such thing as "a little Saul Goodman," though we're pretty sure Acker's (Barry Corbin) not complaining. Clearly, Kim wasn't happy… but the ultimatum she hit Jimmy with caught me off-guard. Meanwhile, Nacho's (Michael Mando) now reporting to Mike (Jonathan […]

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The X-Men Archangel Soars with New Iron Studios Statue

The X-Men ranks continue to rise as Iron Studios build up another X-Men versus Sentinel statue. These massive battle diorama statues are huge collectibles that any Marvel Comics mutant fan must have. These are very high end collectibles with the full Sentinel piece coming in at $1,600+. Each X-Men statue is able to be removed […]

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Kiel Phegley and Jacques Khouri's New Graphic Novel, Strikers, For 2022

Kiel Phegley is best known as a former Wizard staff writer and CBR News Editor, but he's written a couple of licensed spinoff books for Sonic The Hedgehog and The Amazing World Of Gumball. He now has his own graphic novel, drawn by animator and comics artist Jacques Khouri, coming out from Lerner/Graphic Universe, scheduked […]

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"Stranger Things 4" Video Store Fridays: "Zoolander", "Skyfall" & More

Welcome to this week's edition of Stranger Things 4 writers' "Video Store Fridays" (VSF) – and in this age of self-quarantining and social distancing, viewing recommendations are needed now more than ever. If you've been here before, you know how this works: five movies that were on the minds of the Netflix series' writers that […]

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G.I. Joe Cobra Baddie Destro Coming to Classified Figure Line

G.I. Joe fans are still buzzing from the Toy Fair reveal of the new Hasbro 6-inch line of figures, Classified. The first figure is now in people's hand, as Snake Eyes was shipped from Hasbro Pulse this week (look for our review this weekend), and today we got the reveal of the first baddie in […]

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Rick Remender's Wild Hearts of Darkness Sequel Would Bring Back CapWolf

Rick Remender's latest rejected story pitch shared on Twitter is a bonkers revival of 1990s storyline Hearts of Darkness that includes an alternate-dimension Dr. Strange, in a polyamorous relationship with Clea and Brother Voodoo, a vampire Wolverine, the return of CapWolf, and the invention of the Cosmic Ghost Rider 7 years early. Thanks to coronavirus […]

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"Project Hail Mary": Ryan Gossling to Star in Astronaut Drama

"Project Hail Mary", the latest novel from "The Martian" author Andy Weir, may be adapted to film from MGM. If finalized, Ryan Gosling is set to star and produce. Ken Kao joins as co-producer, according to Deadline Hollywood. Project Hail Mary is about a stranded astronaut (Gosling) tasked with saving the planet. Like "The Martian", […]

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WWE Legends Have Arrived and Come to Life with Eaglemoss

WWE has fans from every generation out there. The ongoing stories and thrills keep fans old and new still involved in the franchise. Some of the best parts of the WWE now is when the legends return for the show. Of course, a lot of these classic wrestlers have gotten a lot older now but […]

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Thank FOC It's Friday – Nothing To See Because of the Diamond Shutdown

Yesterday, Diamond Comic Distributors stated that a list of publishers would not have any FOC books this week. After all, with Diamond Comic Distributors closed to new product, there didn't seem any point. However, DC Comics was not on that list. Today it is. For the first time since it began ten years ago, there […]

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"The Walking Dead": Beta's Not a Fan of Being Called "Alpha" [PREVIEW]

With what we've seen so far of this Sunday's episode of AMC's The Walking Dead ("Look at the Flowers"), it would understandable if our focus was on the "Walker World's Finest" team-up of Carol (Melissa McBride) and Negan (Jeffrey Dean Morgan). The opening minutes of the episode offered us the backstory on their deal – but […]

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"Opus XI" Now Available – "Final Fantasy TCG"

Today, Square Enix, creator of such game franchises as Final Fantasy, Dragon Quest, and Kingdom Hearts (with some help from Disney on that last one, of course), has announced that the set known as Opus XI is now available for their Final Fantasy trading card game series. This is a pretty big deal to many gamers because, for one, Final […]