Tag: Comic Books

 

by Daniel Pickett
October 15, 2013
PBS’  “SUPERHEROES NIGHT” IS TONIGHT OCTOBER 15th – Superheroes: A Never-Ending Battle to be shown in one three-hour programming block, beginning at 8pm ET (check local listings) –   Host and narrator Liev SchreiberCredit: Courtesy of Stephanie Berger ARLINGTON, VA;  SEPTEMBER 5, 2013 – PBS announced today that Tuesday, October 15, 2013, is “Superheroes Night,” featuring a three-hour block dedicated to the…

 

by Daniel Pickett
September 30, 2013
Here’s some awesome news that I’m happy to post on behalf of my old friend Scott Rogers: Thousand Oaks, CA – There’s a bug in Warner Brothers Interactive’s newest video game Scribblenauts Unmasked but it’s not the kind of bug that causes the game to crash. Instead, it’s Bedbug, the single-father superhero published by Bedbug…

 

by Daniel Pickett
August 5, 2013
MMTWDSeries4TRU1 Diamond Select Toys recently unveiled the specialty assortment of Walking Dead Minimates Series 4, based on creator Robert Kirkman’s long-running horror comic which inspired the TV show of the same name. Well, now they’ve unveiled the Toys “R” Us-exclusive assortment, which features six brand-new figures based on the artwork of series artist Charlie Adlard! Based…

 

by Daniel Pickett
July 8, 2013
Kingdome-Come-POP-500x364 DC Entertainment’s New Digital-First Comic Featuring DC2 Interactivity Now Available for Download Holy high tech, Batman!  Today marks the release of highly anticipated new Digital-First comic BATMAN ’66 #1. The first chapter takes the digital reading experience to the next level by incorporating DC2,the latest digital reading innovation from DC Entertainment. DC2’s dynamic artwork brings…

 

by Jason "ToyOtter" Geyer
July 2, 2013
130702-sdcc13-exclusive-promo-459x800.jpg Staggering list has something for everyone, in a record-breaking year! San Diego, CA (July 2, 2013) – IDW Publishing is renowned for having great exclusives at San Diego Comic-Con International every year, but 2013 finds them taking it to the next level. See below for a complete list of SDCC exclusives, which promise to be…

 

by Daniel Pickett
June 27, 2013
toyfare scan This is another jumbo episode clocking in at 1 hour 45 minutes. We actually debated splitting this episode and doing one regular episode and a bonus episode just talking about “Man of Steel,” but ultimately decided to just keep it all together as it would almost be impossible to separate the two, as our thoughts…

 

by Daniel Pickett
June 18, 2013
HCF_Main_Art_2013-150x150.jpg Event promotes comic shops as great destinations for Halloween activities, shopping and fun!   (BALTIMORE, MD) — (June 17, 2013) — After the success of last year’s inaugural event, Diamond Comic Distributors is pleased to announce the return of the industry-wide collaboration known as Halloween ComicFest. This year’s event will take place at participating comic…

 

by Daniel Pickett
May 28, 2013
An estimated 1.2 million people attended Free Comic Book Day in 2013    (BALTIMORE, MD) — (May 28, 2013) — The first Saturday in May 2013 was a busy day for participating comic shops all over the world, as retailers gave away a record-breaking 4.6 million comics in almost 2,000 different locations during Free Comic…

 

by Daniel Pickett
April 27, 2013
DHpowers.jpg DARK HORSE DELUXE PROUDLY ANNOUNCES A NEW LINE OF COLLECTIBLES BASED ON BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS AND MICHAEL AVON OEMING’S POWERS!   APRIL 27, CHICAGO, IL–Dark Horse Deluxe, an imprint of Dark Horse Comics, has licensed rights to create figures based on Powers, a long-running creator-owned series of comics and graphic novels by writer Brian Michael…

 

by Daniel Pickett
April 8, 2013
MARVEL #1: Over 700 #1 Issues Available For FREE! Begin with the biggest and best super heroes in comics! New York, NY— April 8th, 2013— Everyone remembers their first comic book, and now – Marvel is giving you over 700 of them FOR FREE with Marvel #1! Head on over now to the special promotional…

 

by Daniel Pickett
April 1, 2013
SWTHE1-PG-02-500x750.jpg LUCASFILM AND DARK HORSE ANNOUNCE THE BIGGEST EVENT IN THE HISTORY OF STAR WARS COMICS!   George Lucas’s original-draft screenplay for The Star Wars to be adapted by J. W. Rinzler and Mike Mayhew!   APRIL 1, MILWAUKIE, OR–It’s no April Fools’ prank! Dark Horse is honored to announce a dream project: working with J.W….

 

by Daniel Pickett
March 29, 2013
The Season 3 finale of “The Walking Dead” airs this weekend, and readers of the long-running Skybound comic book on which the show is based cannot wait to see how the Prison vs. Woodbury story arc will play out on the small screen. Coincidentally, Diamond Select Toys is busy prepping their third series of comic-based…

 

by Daniel Pickett
March 10, 2013
Marvel1sdwnld-500x146.jpg Marvel is giving away 700 digital comics from NOW until Tuesday! 700 #1 issues of Marvel Comics for FREE on the Marvel Comics App!!! Go! Download! NOW! Just click on the image below! (Warning: it’s very popular so the Marvel site is chugging a bit today)

 

by Daniel Pickett
February 27, 2013
logo-500x386.jpg Ah.. did everyone have a wonderful Oscar Sunday? The glitz, the glamor, the gowns… Captain Kirk? I only got to see a couple of minutes of the telecast so far so don’t spoil anything for me. But I hope you all won your office pools. This is another super-fresh episode, just recorded yesterday. They don’t…

 

by Daniel Pickett
February 25, 2013
VonnerTease2-500x500.jpg Back in January we posted a teaser image of a product line that our friend David Vonner (formerly of Toy Biz and Hasbro) has been working on … and driving us crazy with teasing us!  Well I’m sorry to say that the man STILL isn’t giving any answers, but he is still teasing us with…

 

by Daniel Pickett
January 22, 2013
WonderConLogo.gif For anyone planning on attending WonderCon 2013, tickets are now on sale: WonderCon Anaheim, one of the country’s most exciting comics and popular arts conventions, will take place the weekend of March 29 – 31 (Friday, Saturday, and Sunday), at the beautiful Anaheim Convention Center. In addition to the Exhibit Hall, featuring comics and merchandise…

 

by Daniel Pickett
January 15, 2013
The long wait is over! This week, New Toy Day will finally bring to the masses Series 1 of Battle Beasts Minimates! With characters and paint schemes exclusive to comic shops and specialty stores, plus new packaging with artwork by Dan Brereton, this assortment of Diamond Select Toys’ most detailed Minimates ever is not to…

 

by Daniel Pickett
January 11, 2013
diamondseelctlogo.jpg Timonium, MD – Diamond Comics Distributors announced today that Diamond Select Toys ranked first among all collectable toy manufacturers in sales to the comic book specialty market for the year 2012.  The ranking was based on toy sales to over 3,500 comic book shops and specialty stores serviced by DCD, primarily in North America. DST’s…

 

by Daniel Pickett
January 9, 2013
AkaneiroLogo-500x250.png I don’t always post comic book news to the front page, but this project is written by our old friend (and Toy Fare Editor) Justin Aclin!  Behold!   JANUARY 9, MILWAUKIE, OR–Following up on last week’s Kickstarter launch of Spicy Horse’s upcoming ARPG, Akaneiro: Demon Hunters, Spicy Horse Studios and Dark Horse Comics announce that…

 

by Daniel Pickett
January 9, 2013
CBG-1699.jpg Sad news for the comic and pop culture industry.  After 42 years of publishing, CBG aka Comic Buyers Guide will cease publication with their March 2013 issue.  This issue is already “put to bed” so there will not be any tribute or special edition to mark the passing of this industry giant.  The announcement is…

 

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