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Registration Is Now Open For Brazil's BIG Digital Festival

This week, organizers for Brazil's Independent Games (BIG Digital) Festival announced that registration for the 2020 event is now open. COVID-19 may have canceled anything physical actually happening in Brazil, but the eighth annual event will carry on in a digital formation from June 22nd-26th, 2020. Companies like Ubisoft, Marvelous, and DANGEN Entertainment have already […]


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"The Falcon and the Winter Soldier": Marvel Reveals Disney+ Series CCXP First-Looks

Over at "House Mouse", the Disney+ streaming service entered the streaming wars last month  – and they did it on the backs of their Marvel and Star Wars franchises. While the Star Wars live-action series The Mandalorian is scoring big with its storytelling, visuals, and Baby Yoda, late 2020 brings one of the "biggest hitters" […]



Mayor of Rio de Janeiro Orders Recall of Avengers: The Children's Crusade for Gay Kiss

Avengers: Children's Crusade Sells Out After Rio Mayor Orders Recall for Gay Kiss

The Amazon Rainforests may be burning at a record rate, but the mayor of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Marcelo Crivella, appears more concerned about the burning passions of fictional teenage superheroes. In a video message posted to Twitter Thursday, Crivella ordered the organizers of the 19th International Book Biennial of Rio de Janeiro to collect […]

Netflix Subscribers Set to Pay More to Ride "The Endless Scroll"

If it feels like to you that everyone and their mothers is starting up a streaming servcie in 2019/2020, you're not alone. Just look at the services that are either currently in-play or on the horizon: NBCUniversal, Apple, Disney+, and WarnerMedia are gearing up their respective services–and let's not forget YouTube Premium, Amazon, Hulu… and probably […]

Ultimate Beastmaster: WWE Alum C.M. Punk Co-Hosting Season 3

Netflix is set to unleash a third season of international reality competition series Ultimate Beastmaster; with the next round featuring more than 100 contestants from nine countries and a number of well-known names such as MMA fighter/professional wrestler C.M. Punk stepping in to help Tiki Barber and Anderson Silva with hosting responsibilities. But with the renewal […]

Netflix Brings Nick Kroll's 'Big Mouth' to CCXP Brazil

Leave it to actor/comedian Nick Kroll (The League) to not keep his Big Mouth shut at CCXP Brazil — and Netflix is perfectly fine with that. On December 9th, the streaming service returned to San Paulo for a fourth consecutive year, bringing with it some surprise announcements, exclusive "first look" footage, cast panels and an […]

'Best of HBO International" Showcases Six Series for U.S. Audiences

In a move meant to introduce U.S. subscribers to the the scope of its original international series programming, HBO will be showcasing a total of six international series from three key regions across its streaming and VOD platforms. Beginning in December and launching under the banner of "Best of HBO International," the cable giant will host […]

Swipe File: Days Of Future Past – And Of Brazil Present

Operação Lava Jato is the name of an investigation being carried out in Brazil, that translates as "Speedy Car Wash." Initially a money laundering investigation, it has expanded to cover allegations of corruption at the state-controlled oil company Petrobras, where it is alleged that executives accepted bribes in return for awarding contracts to construction firms at inflated prices. […]


Sony Brazil Keeping Spider-Man Films Close To Home

There has been lots of speculation regarding the future of Spider-Man at Sony, and whether or not the character might be lent out to Marvel Studios for Civil War and the like. Well, last week, Sony Pictures in Brazil decided to make it's plans clear, with a Sinister Six promotional image posted to Facebook. That's […]

Paddington Is Love Actually Meets Brazil

The Paddington movie, out in the US tomorrow, came out in the UK at the end of the November, and I managed to find time to take the kids. I was expecting a fun movie, instead I got the kind of film which is going to live inside all our hearts and when you see it years […]

The Brazilian X-Men Comics That The USA Never Saw

This is a compilation of Brazilian-created X-Men comics, created as backups strips for the (very) old Brazilian editions of the Marvel superhero comic, trying to bulk up the limited US product. These were not authorized by Marvel, but no one seemed to care very much. Never republished since original publication in 1968, the ten back up […]


Swipe File: Daytripper And Feliz Aniversário, Feliz Obituário

I feel like I may be going to Hell for this. But here we go. Popular Brazilian comic book site Mel Hores Domundo has published what it alleges as a possible unacknowledged inspiration for the Eisner Award winning 2010 Vertigo series and graphic novel Daytripper by Fábio Moon and Gabriel Bá. Happy Birthday, Happy Obituary by Jefferson Costa and Rafael de […]

Ivan Reis And Rafael Grampá's Mashup Batman/Joker Poster For CCXP Is Pretty Cool

Two of Brazil's comic book stars in the US have worked together on this Batman/Joker mashup poster image for CCXP, Comic Con Experience, the Sao Paulo comic convention for later this year. Reis on the Joker, Grampa on the Batman. Expect T-shirts. CCXP, in its first year, will exhibit at at Immigrantes Exhibition & ConventionCenter […]

Glauco Villas Boas' Killer Arrested Again, After Police Shoot Out

Four and a half years ago, we ran a story about how a Brazilian cartoonist, Glauco Villas Boas and his son were killed by a man claiming religious conviction. Carlos Eduardo Sundfeld Nunes confessed, was arrested and charged. He was found insane and was institutionalised into a psychiatric facility in Goiania after being diagnosed with a schizophrenic […]

Deodato Borges, "Mike Deodato Sr", Dies, Aged 80

Yesterday, it was reported that Brazilian comic book creator Deodato Borges died, at the age of 80. He suffered a series of heart attacks, some time after being treated for cancer of the kidneys. His son, Mike Deodato, tweeted, O Flama morreu. — Mike Deodato, Jr. (@mikedeodato) August 25, 2014 "The flame died". Broadcaster, journalist and […]