Road to San Diego Announcement #1
MATTEL AND DC PRESENT HE-MAN/THUNDERCATS
The Power of Grayskull and The Sword of Omens Collide this October
It’s the epic crossover event 30 years in the making! He-Man and the Masters of the Universe team up with the ThunderCats to make comic book and pop culture history! Scheduled to debut in October and published by DC Entertainment, this monthly miniseries will embroil heroes and villains—Masters, Mutants and ThunderCats—in a mind-blowing six-part comic book saga!
The story will be brought to life by the writing team of Mattel Head Writer and Masters of the Universe Lead Creative Rob David and Supervising Producer Lloyd Goldfine, with all-star artist Freddie E. Williams II (Batman/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles) handling interiors and cover art.
“The Masters of the Universe and the ThunderCats are both global phenomena, beloved by millions. Teaming them up for one enormous story will prove to be a publishing event that fans simply cannot miss. This is something that transcends both comic book and pop culture,” said DC Editor-in-Chief Bob Harras.
“For everyone out there who took different action figures and teamed them up to take on the world, this one’s for you,” said co-writer Rob David, who recently wrote the storyline for the critically acclaimed He-Man: the Eternity War, published by DC Entertainment in 2015.
“Writing this crossover event is the thrill of a lifetime, and Rob and I can’t wait to get started,” added co-writer Lloyd Goldfine. “You don’t wait 30 years and not go big!”
In his eternal desire to destroy the mighty ThunderCats, the evil Mumm-Ra quests for a weapon that can rival the legendary Sword of Omens: He-Man’s Sword of Power! But his dimension-spanning scheme launches a cataclysmic crisis that will, for the first time ever, unite Lion-O, Cheetara, Tygra, Panthro, WilyKit and WilyKat with He-Man, Battlecat, Teela, Man-At-Arms and the rest of the Masters of the Universe.
“The Power of Grayskull and the Great Eye of Thundera have aligned to make me the luckiest guy on all the earths!” explained artist Freddie E. Williams II. “He-Man and ThunderCats were my life when I was in grade school—family and friends knew I loved both cartoons so much. I used to pause episodes and draw from them, since they were so awesome. The He-Man/ThunderCatscrossover is the fulfillment of a lifelong goal and my fanboy dream come true! I’m having a blast!”
HE-MAN/THUNDERCATS #1 debuts October 5, 2016.
It looked like Riri Williams was going to be the next War Machine, taking the spot of the recently deceased James Rhodes. But it turns out that the subplot involving the teenage genius will be going somewhere else entirely. Marvel says that Riri will be wearing red-and-gold power armor soon and becoming an Iron Person.
Aspen Comics To Present Amazing Spider-Man #15 Michael Turner Exclusive Cover
Marvel Comics and Aspen Comics have teamed up to present a never-before-used Michael Turner cover for the upcoming Amazing Spider-Man #15, colored by superstar colorist Peter Steigerwald (Dark Knight Returns: The Last Crusade), limited to 3000 copies, exclusively available for pre-order starting today on June 21st on www.AspenStore.com at 12:00 P.M. (Eastern).
In addition to the all-new colored cover, Aspen Comics will also be offering a special Amazing Spider-Man #15 Michael Turner black and white Artist Edition, limited to 1,500 copies.
Aspen strongly recommends purchasing the Amazing Spider-Man #15 AspenStore.com exclusive covers early as their most recent AspenStore.com exclusive variant sold out within hours.
Michael Turner and Aspen Comics collaborated with Marvel Comics before the legendary artist’s passing, creating a sought-after collection of rare Marvel Comics covers in existence such as Marvel’s Civil War, World Word Hulk, X-Men, Savage Wolverine, Fallen Son, Ultimate X, and more, marking this as the first released cover since 2007.
Amazing Spider-Man #15 is written by Dan Slott with art by Giuseppe Camuncolil and concludes the “Power Play” storyline. The book is in stores July 6th, 2016.
The Aspen Comics exclusive Amazing Spider-Man #15 variant cover is exclusively sold on www.AspenStore.com as well as limited quantities that will be made available at Comic Con International: San Diego 2016 at the Aspen Comics Booth #2321. Aspen strongly recommends arriving early to the Aspen Comics Booth to purchase these special edition exclusives.
BATMAN DAY RETURNS!
2016’s Annual Celebration for World’s Most Popular Super Hero Slated for September 17
DC Entertainment will join millions of fans in celebration of the pop culture phenomenon as Saturday, September 17th is officially announced as BATMAN DAY 2016.
Celebrating Batman’s endearing legacy with generations of fans, DC Entertainment will once again fete the iconic legend with festivities at thousands of comic book retailers, bookstores, schools and libraries across the country. Retail activities include free comic book giveaways and talent signings. Confirmed signing events feature blockbuster talent like Frank Miller, Scott Snyder, Tom King, James Tynion IV, and Greg Capullo with many more to be announced.
In addition to DC Entertainment, BATMAN DAY participating partners include many Warner Bros. divisions, as well as Warner Bros. Consumer Products licensees — Capstone Young Readers, Penguin Random House, Scholastic, DK Licensing, Bendon, and HarperCollins. These partnerships provide the unique opportunity for retail and digital promotion across various media in celebration of the Dark Knight.
The annual fan-favorite event, now in its third year, was first introduced to honor the iconic character’s 75th anniversary. Continuing the BATMAN DAY tradition, DC Entertainment will present Bat-centric promotions, fan giveaways and more, all to honor the character that has become a Super Hero to many generations and continues to inspire fans across the globe
Last week, me and my girlfriend Fidelina Roman had the opportunity to cover Wizard World Philadelphia at the Pennsylvania Convention Center from Thursday until Saturday and we had an blast. There was many cosplayers, comic writers, contests, video game tournaments, face painting and much more for families and friends and kids can go out and geek out over there. People can go there and dress up as their favorite super hero, super villian, video game character and anything else that they love and show it off in good fashion. here are some pictures of good cosplayers and costumes that we have taken.
We have also attended some Q and A panels from WWE Superstars and the first one is former WWE Champion Seth Rollins as he discussed his future goals for Wrestlemania, having matches with Finn Balor and AJ Styles, his sacrifices and much more.
Seth Rollins Q and A
The Second one we have attended was Sheamus as he also is featured in the Ninja Turtles movie that was just premiering that week. He talked about that along with Daniel Bryan, different styles of wrestling, how did he feel when he became WWE Champion back in 2009 and much more. Before the Q and A ended, he gave a fan an autographed (signed by him) Ninja Turtles magazine.
Sasha Banks Q and A
The Rest of the panels we have covered are the Captain America: Civil War panel which had Chris Evans, Sebastian Stan and Anthony Mackie and also Stephen Amell’s Q and A panel
DC Entertainment’s line wide titles relaunch, REBIRTH, starts this month with the DC UNIVERSE: REBIRTH SPECIAL, written by Geoff Johns with an all-star roster of some of the greatest artists in the game – Gary Frank, Ivan Reis, Ethan Van Sciver and Phil Jimenez! This 80 page blockbuster, priced at $2.99, sets the stage for an all-new universe of epic superhero storytelling beginning in June, featuring the characters and titles that have made DC Comics a favorite of fans for 80 years!
In June, fans will see the first of 17 titles that will ship twice monthly, also at a new lower price of $2.99, beginning with a series of “REBIRTH” themed one-shots. Today, DCE is revealing for the first time the variant cover images that will be available for fans when these books go on sale:
Batman: Rebirth #1
On-Sale June 1
Written by Scott Snyder and Tom King
Art by Mikel Janin
Standard Cover by Mikel Janin
Variant Cover by Howard Porter
Superman: Rebirth #1
On-Sale June 1
Written by Peter J. Tomasi and Pat Gleason
Art by Doug Mahnke
Standard Cover by Doug Mahnke
Variant Cover by Andy Park
Green Arrow: Rebirth #1
On-Sale June 1
Written by Ben Percy
Art by Otto Schmidt and Juan Ferreyra
Standard Cover by Juan Ferreyra
Variant Cover by Steve Skroce
Green Lanterns: Rebirth #1
On-Sale June 1
Written by Sam Humphries
Art by Ethan Van Sciver
Standard Cover by Ethan Van Sciver
Variant Cover by Alex Garner
Los Angeles, CA – Lion Forge Comics and producers Scott Steindorff and Dylan Russellhave partnered to develop a feature film about the life of legendary pro wrestler Andre “the Giant” Roussimoff, based on the authorized graphic novel biography published last year,Andre the Giant: Closer to Heaven. Roussimoff’s daughter Robin Christensen-Roussimoff will consult on the film and assigned the exclusive rights for the biography to the producers.
“Andre the Giant rode the wave of the rse of wrestling in America, while suffering from the painful health condition of gigantism; there’s an Elephant Man story here,” Steindorff said.
Lion Forge CEO David Steward II agreed, saying, “As a lifelong wrestling fan, I can say with conviction that no one was bigger than Andre. His presence and charisma were so powerful, and you could tell there was much more to him under the surface of his ring persona. It’s been an amazing experience telling that story in the book with Robin’s help. With all the spectacle, action, and emotion there on the page, a feature film just made perfect sense.”
Written by Eisner Award-nominated writer Brandon Easton and illustrated byDenis Medri, Andre the Giant: Closer to Heavenwas nominated for the Dwayne McDuffie Award for Diversity and three Glyph Awards. It recounts the famed wrestler’s life from his earliest days working on the family farm in France along with the rise of professional wrestling itself, from a global circuit of underground matches to the global phenomenon it is today, due in large part to Andre the Giant’s celebrity. It is being republished in a new edition this month.
Steward and Lion Forge CCO Carl Reed will produce with Steindorff and Russell of Stone Village Productions, with Joel Falderon as a co-producer and Barry Alexander as an associate producer. Jimmy Thomas will executive produce.
“I’m really excited to watch this story come to life on the big screen,” Robin Christensen-Roussimoff said. “It’s been a labor of love for everyone involved, and we’re really looking forward to making it available to a larger audience.”
ABOUT LION FORGE
Lion Forge is a St. Louis-based new media company that revitalizes licensed franchises and develops exciting on-trend original properties through comic book publishing. Drawing on a diverse roster of talent from book publishing, print comics, animation, mobile apps, marketing, retail development, and brand management, Lion Forge titles are carefully curated and brought to market with focused attention and support. Committed to diversity in the entertainment field, and the comics industry in particular, Lion Forge aims to employ a wide array of staff and creators that reflect the makeup of our world and bring fresh voices to our titles. For more information, please visit lionforge.com or the Lion Forge Facebook (facebook.com/LionForge) and Twitter (twitter.com/lionforge) pages.
ABOUT STONE VILLAGE PRODUCTIONS
Stone Village Productions (“SVP”) is an independent, privately owned media finance and production company led by Producer and 18 year industry veteran Scott Steindorff and co-founder Dylan Russell. The company specializes in the production of commercial, studio quality television and film content. SVP has a premiere slate of commercial intellectual property and projects in development with A-level talent involved. Drawing on its past experience to attract A-level stars to its content, SVP populates its television and films with renowned actors. Past television success includes the syndicated NBC series “Las Vegas” which starred James Caan and Josh Duhamel and the Golden Globe and Emmy Award winning HBO mini-series “Empire Falls” which starred Paul Newman, Ed Harris, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Helen Hunt, Joanne Woodward and Robin Wright. Recent films include The Weinstein Company film “Jane Got a Gun” starring Natalie Portman, Joel Edgerton, and Ewan McGregor; the Open Road film “Chef” starring Jon Favreau, Scarlett Johansson, Sofia Vergara, and Robert Downey Jr., the Lionsgate film “Lincoln Lawyer” starring Matthew McConaughey; and the Lionsgate film “Gimme Shelter” starring Vanessa Hudgens, Rosario Dawson and Brendan Fraser.
“The Final Days of Superman” Have Begun
The Last Son of Krypton Searches for Members of His “Super-League” to Continue his Fight for Truth and Justice
Death waits for no man—not even a Superman.
The devastating effects of Apokolips’ fire pits in JUSTICE LEAGUE: DARKSEID WAR, the A.R.G.U.S. Kryptonite chamber from “Savage Dawn” in SUPERMAN, and his battle with the would-be god Rao in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA all combine in a perfect storm of death for the Man of Steel. Determined to protect humanity, despite his impending death, Superman embarks on a quest to seek heroes from across the DC Universe to continue his role as humanity’s protector.
DC Entertainment proudly presents “The Final Days of Superman.” Writer Peter J. Tomasi architects this epic saga, encompassing all four Super-titles in
April and May.
SUPERMAN #51 AND #52
(Art by Mikel Janin)
BATMAN/SUPERMAN #31 AND #32
(Issue #31 art by Doug Mahnke and Jaime Mendoza issue #32 art by Doug Mahnke, Jaime Mendoza & Christian Alamy)
ACTION COMICS #51 AND #52
(Issue #51 art by Paul Pelletier, issue #52 art by Scot Eaton and Dale Eaglesham)
SUPERMAN/WONDER WOMAN #28 AND #29
(Art by Jorge Jimenez)
“The Final Days of Superman” saga sets the stage for the DC UNIVERSE: REBIRTH launch beginning on May 25, which will result in new identities, new costumes and…even more Supermen?!
SUPERMAN #51 debuts Part One of the eight-part epic, “This Mortal Coil.” Superman seeks out his closest friends, including Lana Lang and Lois Lane, to let them know his end is drawing near. Meanwhile, at a secret installation in China’s Shanxi Province, the mysterious Dr. Omen performs strange experiments in order to create China’s very own Super-Man. While in Metropolis, an on-the-run parolee falls victim to a strange accident giving him incredible powers, and now he’s calling himself Superman! Check out the debut of this incredible story at your local comics retailer now!
Part Two continues in BATMAN/SUPERMAN #31’s “Dark Discovery,” available now. Superman invades Gotham City to inform Batman that he’s dying—and to enlist the help of the World’s Greatest Detective in locating his cousin Supergirl, who’s mysteriously gone missing. In the process, the World’s Finest heroes must defeat the monsters of the Chinese Zodiac.
Check out this sneak preview of ACTION COMICS #51 featuring “Dazed and Confused,” the third chapter in this explosive arc, available Wednesday, April 20. With Batman’s help, Superman is on his cousin’s trail—but he can’t believe where it’s led him or who she’s teamed with in the Man of Steel’s absence! Dr. Omen reveals more secrets of her experiments as she receives a crucial component—Superman’s blood!
DC ENTERTAINMENT’S JUNE PREVIEWS MAGAZINE AVAILABLE TODAY
Get the Inside Look at DC Universe: Rebirth As Well As Vertigo Titles, Upcoming Collected Editions, Original Graphic Novels and Much, Much More
Every Wednesday is a special day for comic book readers and today, April 13th, will beextra special as DC Entertainment is giving the fans the chance to tell their local comic book store what titles they want to pick up in June. DC Entertainment has turned its monthly PREVIEWS Catalogue into a 96-page, full color magazine that is available for free, starting today and while supplies last, at comic book stores nationwide. The PREVIEWS magazine features details on DC Comics Rebirth, as well as June Vertigo titles, new products from DC Collectibles and new original graphic novels like TEEN TITANS EARTH ONE VOL. 2 (on sale August 10), in addition to DC and Vertigo collected editions.
The magazine includes bonus, behind-the-scenes details on DC Universe: Rebirth, including a foreword/introducPlay from DC Entertainment Chief Creative Officer andRebirth “architect” Geoff Johns, details on hisDC Universe: Rebirth Special (on sale May 25),Rebirth title roundups and interviews with the artists and writers that will help Geoff re-shape the DC Universe and usher in a new age of epic superhero storytelling.
Beginning in June, 17 titles will ship twice monthly, with an additional 14 titles shipping monthly, all at a new, lower price of $2.99. Throughout the summer and into October, additional titles will get the Rebirth treatment – a Rebirth one-shot, followed by a new issue #1.
More details on DC Universe: Rebirth, along with the new title lineup and creative teams can be found by checking out the recording of the WonderCon announcement, available at the DC Entertainment YouTube channel, or on the DC All Access app, available at theiTunes App Store and Google Play.
Be sure to pick up a copy of the PREVIEWS magazine at your local comic book store while supplies last today. For the address of your local comic book store, visit:www.comicshoplocator.com.