‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ Star Dave Bautista To Attend Wizard World Comic Con Portland, Philadelphia and Chicago

‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ Star Dave Bautista To Attend Wizard World Comic Con Portland, Philadelphia and Chicago

‘Drax the Destroyer’ To Appear Saturday at Three Of Wizard World’s Longest Running Events

LOS ANGELES, January 16, 2018Dave Bautista , who wowed fans as “Drax the Destroyer” in Guardians of the Galaxy in 2014 and in last summer’s blockbuster sequel, will make triumphant returns to Wizard World Comic Con events in Portland (April 14), Philadelphia (May 19) and Chicago (August 25). Bautista, whose budding film career has also included a role in the Sony feature Spectre, the 24th installment of the James Bond series, will greet fans, sign autographs, pose for photo ops and conduct interactive Q&A sessions at his Saturday appearances at each show.

In addition to his Guardian and Spectre roles, Bautista also appeared on-screen last year in the much-anticipated Blade Runner 2049 , the sequel to the science fiction cult classic. In 2016, he appeared in several films including Kickboxer: Vengeance and Marauders , and the year prior he was also in the action film Heist starring opposite Robert DeNiro and Jeffery Dean Morgan .

Bautista can also be seen in last year’s independent film Bushwick starring opposite Brittney Snow, and has numerous films scheduled for 2018 release, including Avengers: Infinity War and Final Score .

A more complete current roster of celebrities for each event is available along with dates, times and other information at www.wizardworld.com , with additional headliners to be announced.

Wizard World Comic Con events bring together thousands of fans of all ages to celebrate the best in pop culture: movies, television, gaming, live entertainment, comics, sci-fi, graphic novels, toys, original art, collectibles, contests and more. The Portland show, held at the Oregon Convention Center, is set for April 13-15. The Philadelphia event is set for the Pennsylvania Convention Center, May 17-20. Wizard World will celebrate the 20th anniversary of Wizard World Comic Con Chicago, August 23-26 at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, Ill. At all shows, kids 10 and under are admitted free with paid adult.

About Wizard World (OTCBB: WIZD)

Wizard World, Inc. (www.wizardworld.com ) produces comic, gaming and pop culture conventions across North America that celebrate the best in pop culture: movies, television, gaming, live entertainment, tech, comics, sci-fi, graphic novels, toys, original art, collectibles, contests and more. A first-class lineup of topical programming and entertainment takes place at each event, with celebrity Q&A’s, comics-themed sessions, costume contests, movie screenings, evening parties and more. Fans can interact with Wizard World at www.wizardworld.com and on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram and other social media services. Additional initiatives may include an augmented touring schedule of Wizard World shows, fixed-site installations, curated e-commerce, and the production and distribution of content both in the U.S. and internationally.

The 2018 Wizard World convention schedule is available at: http://www.wizardworld.com/comiccon .

Shipping Now: Guardians of the Galaxy Full-Size Rocket Raccoon

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Coming soon to a retailer near you!

They say March comes in like a lion, but at NECA it starts with a different kind of furry mammal — Rocket Raccoon! Rolling out from our warehouse this week, the limited edition, full-size replica of Rocket Raccoon from Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy will reach retailers soon. Check out the details below!

Guardians of the Galaxy – Full Size Rocket Raccoon

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Working from the actual digital files used in making the movie, we’ve recreated Rocket in a slightly-larger-than-life size that suits his ego perfectly. Rocket stands nearly 3 feet tall and is entirely faithful to his appearance in the movie. The figure is made of foam rubber and latex that’s hand painted for incredibly lifelike detail. Rocket’s tail is packed separately and plugs in for easy assembly.

More info available on the product page: Guardians of the Galaxy – Full Size Rocket Raccoon

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Peavey Electronics® Releases Marvel’sGuardians of the Galaxy

Peavey Electronics® Releases Marvel’sGuardians of the Galaxy

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Super Heroes Brought to Life in New Line of 

Musical Instruments and Accessories from Peavey 

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Download high resolution image: Peavey Guardians Of The Galaxy Rockmaster Guitar

September 8, 2014, Meridian, MS –– Music industry innovator Peavey Electronics® is pleased to announce the latest addition to its line of Marvel products with brand new Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy musical instruments and accessories. 

With the recent release of Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy in theaters, fans can now bring these Super Heroes to life with guitars, ukuleles, straps and picks from Peavey. “We’re thrilled to continue our collaboration with Marvel,” shares Peavey’s Tony Moscal. “Fans of Guardians of the Galaxy are going to love these highly collectable instruments and accessories!”

Featuring Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy characters in a high gloss finish, Peavey’s Rockmaster® guitar provides excellent balance, playability and tone with a basswood body, maple neck and rosewood fretboard. A three-quarter size student model of the Rockmaster electric guitar is also available, and both guitars come with a cable and picks.

 

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Peavey’s half-size acoustic guitars are made of genuine wood with steel strings, and are ideal for starter musicians. The guitars include a removable headstock cover with matching graphics that protects fingers from string ends, and come with Peavey picks and a strap. Scenes from Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy are featured on the instruments in high gloss finish. 

 

Also suitable for players of all ages or collectors, the line of products includes 20” ukuleles decorated with Marvel’sGuardians of the Galaxy characters. Made of genuine wood and featuring a high gloss finish, the instruments have easy-to-play nylon strings and locking tuning pegs which help to keep the instrument in tune.

 

Fans can also choose from a selection of Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy-themed straps and picks created by Peavey.

Find out more about Peavey’s line of officially licensed products at www.peavey.com

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‘GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY’ WRITER DAN ABNETT INVADES BOOM! STUDIOS WITH NEW LIMITED SERIES ‘WILD’S END

‘GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY’ WRITER DAN ABNETT INVADES BOOM! STUDIOS WITH NEW LIMITED SERIES ‘WILD’S END’

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WILD’S END #1 Main Cover by I.N.J. Culbard

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WILD’S END #1 Retailer Incentive Cover (1 in 10) by David Petersen

August 13, 2014 (Los Angeles, Calif.) – Fight back with BOOM! Studios as we take you on a journey of survival with our latest original series debuting in September, WILD’S END. Writer Dan Abnett, whose groundbreaking run on Guardians of the Galaxy was the inspiration for the hit Marvel film adaptation, is teaming up with artist I.N.J Culbard(H.P. Lovecraft’s At the Mountains of Madness) to bring readers a smart take on a classic science-fiction mythos. Abnett takes a decidedly more earthbound vantage point as Clive, Peter, and Gilbert suddenly find their 1930s rural England community invaded by aliens. Fans of Blacksad and MOUSE GUARD will love the anthropomorphic characters of WILD’S END as they struggle to preserve their own lives, which have been upended by the harsh realities of death and violence. Their race to discover the secret behind the invasion is reminiscent of the iconography depicted in H.G Wells’ The War of the Worlds crossed with the buddy comedy humor as found in Edgar Wright’s Cornetto trilogy.

“We are ecstatic to welcome Dan Abnett back to BOOM! with this amazing original series,” said BOOM! Studios Editor-in-Chief Matt Gagnon, referring to the 2012 series by Abnett, THE HYPERNATURALS, that was published by the studio. “Dan is one of comics’ most renowned science-fiction writers, and I can tell you that he and I.N.J are taking us on a ride that’s crazy entertaining and very unexpected with WILD’S END. I think this series is going to find a special place on the reading lists of folks who are looking for something a little different on the comic shelves every month.”

WILD’S END #1 invades comic book shops on September 10th with a main cover by series artist I.N.J. Culbard and a retailer incentive cover by David Petersen (MOUSE GUARD) for the price of 3.99 under Diamond order code JUL140956. Not sure where to find your nearest comic retailer? Use comicshoplocator.com or findacomicshop.com to find one! It’s also available for order directly from boom-studios.com.

ABOUT BOOM! STUDIOS
Founded by Ross Richie in 2005, Diamond Gem Award-winning “Best Publisher” BOOM! Studios (boom-studios.com) generates a constellation of best-selling Eisner and Harvey Award-winning original and licensed comic books and graphic novels with the industry’s top talent. BOOM! Studios is the home of Mike Carey’s SUICIDE RISK, Clive Barker’s NEXT TESTAMENT and HELLRAISER, Paul Jenkins and Humberto Ramos’ FAIRY QUEST, PLANET OF THE APES, Max Bemis’ POLARITY and Mark Waid’s IRREDEEMABLE. Steven Grant’s graphic novel 2 GUNS was recently released as a feature film from Universal Pictures, starring Denzel Washington and Mark Wahlberg. BOOM!’s all-ages imprint KaBOOM! publishes Charles Schulz’ PEANUTS, Jim Davis’ GARFIELD, Cartoon Network’s ADVENTURE TIME and REGULAR SHOW, Mike Kunkel’s HEROBEAR AND THE KID, and Roger Langridge’s Eisner Award-winning SNARKED. In June 2013, BOOM! acquired Archaia Entertainment (archaia.com). Archaia is the Eisner and Harvey Award-winning graphic novel publisher of MOUSE GUARD, COW BOY, GUNNERKRIGG COURT, RUST, SPERA, JIM HENSON’S TALE OF SAND, and many other great titles. In October 2013, BOOM! Studios entered into a unique first-look relationship with 20th Century Fox, giving the studio access to its library of titles and giving the publisher access to Fox’s vast catalog of films.

New Trailer for Marvel HeroClix: Guardians of the Galaxy!


New Trailer for Marvel HeroClix: Guardians of the Galaxy Available!
Can’t get enough of Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy? WizKids Games is pleased to release a short video featuring a sampling of the pieces in the new Marvel HeroClix: Guardians of the Galaxygame, based on the upcoming blockbuster movie.
Visit HERE to download the new trailer for Marvel HeroClix: Guardians of the Galaxy, featuring Star-Lord, Gamora, Drax the Destroyer and more!

For more information, please visit the following link.

WizKids will have Marvel HeroClix: Guardians of the Galaxy on display in booth # 3145 at San Diego Comic-Con from July 24-27.

About Marvel Entertainment 
Marvel Entertainment, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company, is one of the world’s most prominent character-based entertainment companies, built on a proven library of over 8,000 characters featured in a variety of media over seventy years. Marvel utilizes its character franchises in entertainment, licensing and publishing. For more information visit marvel.com.

About WizKids  
WizKids/NECA, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of NECA, is a New Jersey-based game developer and publisher dedicated to creating games driven by imagination. WizKids first pioneered the Combat Dial system featured in HeroClix, the leading collectible miniatures game on the market, with over 500 million miniature game figures sold worldwide. WizKids continues to produce new proprietary game platforms and properties including the award-winning fantasy board game Mage Knight, the groundbreaking Dice Building Game engine used in the critically-acclaimed game Quarriors and the launched in the first part of 2014 Dice Masters, as well as its widely hailed execution of Star Trek: Attack Wing. For additional information, visit www.wizkidsgames.com.

SENYCC: WWE Superstar Batista Interview

WWE Superstar “The Animal” Batista was at the Special Edition of New York Comic Con last weekend and I with a few others had the opportunity to interview him. He is also co-starring in Marvel’s “Guardians of the Galaxy” as he plays as Drax the Destroyer. The film will be released on August 1, 2014

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SO BATISTA, YOU HAVE RETURNED TO THE WWE AFTER AN 4 YEAR ABSCNECE, WHAT IS THE LOCKER ROOM LIKE NOW COMPARED TO 4 YEARS AGO?

“Well not much has changed really except for the new hungry kids from NXT I have seen for the first time a couple of weeks ago. Guys like Adrian Neville, Sami Zayn, The Ascension and many more young guys who want to come up to the main roster, NXT is the future of this business and just like guys like me, John Cena, Randy Orton and Brock Lesnar, we went through the system in OVW. But to end the question, the locker room has been great to me.”

NOW YOU HAVE HAD MANY MATCHES AT WRESTLEMANIA, IF YOU HAD TO CHOOSE TWO OF THOSE MATCHES AS YOU’RE FAVORITES,  WHAT WOULD THOSE MATCHES BE?

“(Laughs) well the first one would be against The Undertaker at WrestleMania 23 because we stole the show on that night. When his music hits and he made his entrance, I was a bit nervous. But I was happy that we tore the house down and he trusted me. Undertaker is a good friend of mines and we have that chemistry that some others have in the ring. I would also say that my feud with him that year was one of my personal favorites as well. My second favorite is the match against Triple H at WrestleMania 21. He was the teacher and I was the student. I felt the buildup was great and the match was great. We both beat each other up in that classic match. People can say what they want about Triple H but he is the true ring general and he wants to see the younger talent go up to the level that he was.”

THAT IS GREAT TO HEAR BATISTA. NOW YOU WERE PART OF EVOLUTION FOR A FEW YEARS, FROM YOU’RE VIEW, WHAT DID YOU LIKE ABOUT IT?

“Evolution to me was great. I can tell you that it was also an learning experience too. You have Ric Flair who is one of the greatest champions of all time and Triple H who is (at that point) becoming the greatest of all time and beginning to submit his legacy, and me and Randy Orton being groomed to becoming the next faces of the WWE. Most factions like DX or NWO Didn’t have the younger stars setting out to be ready for the main event scene with the exception of Triple H. This is what is missing with factions these days. But look at The Shield. Those 3 guys ( Dean Ambrose, Seth Rollins, Roman Reigns) can work their butts off and I love working with the 3 of them. Those 3 will have a great future.”

YOU ARE STARRING IN MARVEL’S “GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY” AS “Drax the Destroyer”, HOW DO YOU FEEL ABOUT PLAYING THIS COMIC CHARACTER WHEN MARVEL SIGNED YOU?

“I have been a fan of Marvel Comics and playing Drax has been a great experience. Originally it was going to be either Isaiah Mustafa, Patrick Wade or Jason Momoa but I was selected. The movie has ties to The Avengers and will connect to other Marvel movies in the future. Drax is a human resurrected as a green warrior for the sole purpose of killing Thanos (the villain in the final-scene tease of Avengers). His powers include flight, super-strength and energy blasts and when the movie premiers in the United States, everyone will see how I will pull the character off. but it was very fun and Chris Pratt was a great guy to work with as well. The makeup took very long to put on though. I believe it was about 4 hours and after we were finished shooting, and then it took nearly 90 minutes to take it all off of me.”

WHAT ARE YOU’RE THOUGHTS ON THE WWE NETWORK?

“The WWE Network is great, I have waited a long time for it to finally launch. For Fans who have never seen what the days of the WWE or WCW was like in the 1980’s or early 1990’s, you need to check the stuff out. It is not only great stuff and matches, but it also educates the fans of the superstars of yesterday who were big such as Hulk Hogan, The Ultimate Warrior, Randy Savage, Paul Orndorff, The British Bulldogs, Andre’ The Giant and many more. There is a lot of variety for the fans to watch and the Network can change the way we all watch TV very soon. Even a lot of my matches are on the WWE Network right now as we speak.”

IF YOU WOULD BOOK RAW FOR ONE NIGHT, HOW WOULD YOU BOOK IT?

“That is a great question. Well I would not get into the whole details but I would have more in ring wrestling, less segments and little comedy. I think the fans would want that too so that way it can balance everything in a good flow. I left a few years ago due to me not agreeing with the direction with the company that it was going too. But now I am happy to be back.”

YOU HAVE RECIEVED MUCH HEAT FROM THE FANS SINCE THE ROYAL RUMBLE, DO YOU LET THAT BOTHER YOU WHILE YOU ARE IN MATCHES AT ALL?

“When I came back earlier this year, it was one of the best moments of my career. I went into the Rumble match and won it and I got booed out the arena. The names such as “Bluetista” or “Bootista” does not bother me. If the fans were in my shoes getting that kind of reception, they would either take it as it is or let that distract them. Whether the fans cheer or boo, I do not care at all as long as I am getting an reaction. It is better than no reaction at all because if you were in the ring with dead silence from the crowd, then that is a problem. Some fans take the sport too seriously with them attacking other fans and wrestlers on twitter and I can say that it has gotten out of hand, but the fans can say whatever they want.”

TO END THE INTERVIEW, DO YOU HAVE ANY ADVICE FOR ANYBODY WHO WANTS TO GET INTO WRESTLING? “Yes I do. if this is for you, go for it. What we do in that ring, we do it for about 300 days a year. You have to have the passion to succeed and to be happy wrestling. Don’t let anybody tell you that you cannot do it because if you believe that you can do it, you will make it. When I was training in the WCW Power Plant, some of the trainers thought I would not make it. but I proved them wrong once I got trained more in WWE. There are other promotions out there but the WWE is the MLB of wrestling. Every night feels like the World Series and WrestleMania is the one major show you would want to make it too. Dreams come true if you stick to what you are planning and what you want to get out of it.”

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