Celebrate Batman Day With a $ 19.39 Mystery From Mezco Toyz

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Celebrate Batman Day With a $ 19.39 Mystery From Mezco Toyz

Gotham- In celebration of Batman Day on 9/26/2015, Mezco Toyz will be offering a 1 Day Only Batman themed Mystery Box the Riddler himself would love.

Priced at $ 19.39 to celebrate the 1st appearance of Batman, each box is filled with Batman and DC Comics related merchandise. Some boxes will contain Mez-Itz, other will contain rare One:12 collective Dark Knight figures including the ultra rare Toy Fair edition never sold in stores. Some will even contain the 18inch Mega Scale Batman Mez-Itz figure sold for $200.

The excitement begins at 12:01 AM on September 26th and ends at 12:01 AM on September 27th. Supplies are limited so order yours before the Bat-signal goes out.

Be sure to visit Mezco at New York Comic Con at booth 1754.

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New York Comic Con Unveils Big News From Marvel Television & Animation

Continuing the trend of major announcements coming from the world of New York Comic Con and New York Super Week. Marvel Television and New York Comic Con (NYCC) announced today that Marvel’s Daredevil, Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and Marvel Animation will be officially taking flight at NYCC!

Fans at this year’s NYCC will get to experience the first cast appearance of the upcoming Netflix original series, Marvel’s Daredevil! Fans will also get an inside look at Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and what’s next for Marvel Animation, with a spotlight on Marvel’s Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H.

This will be the first time Marvel’s Daredevil cast will be assembled publicly to answer your burning questions about the series!

Marvel Animation Presents

(Friday, October 10 – 4:15 PM – 5:00 PM)

Jeph Loeb, Marvel’s Head of Television, brings you the biggest animation panel in this universe – or any other. Get an exclusive first look at content from Marvel’s Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H. season two and the future of Marvel Animation.

Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

(Friday, October 10 – 5:45 PM – 6:45 PM)

Jeph Loeb returns with exciting news and the world premiere of all new episode of Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. before it debuts

Marvel’s Daredevil, Exclusively on Netflix (Saturday, October 11 – 5:15 PM – -6:15 PM)

Join the cast of Marvel’s Daredevil in their first-ever appearance with show-runner Steve DeKnight and moderator Jeph Loeb to answer questions and reveal secrets from the hotly-anticipated show debuting on Netflix in 2015.

Below, please find the official press release with even more details.

MARVEL TELEVISION AND NETFLIX DEBUT THE CAST OF MARVEL’S DAREDEVIL, AT NEW YORK COMIC CON

Marvel’s Daredevil, Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and Marvel Animation Come to NYCC

NORWALK, CT – September 11, 2014 – Marvel Television and New York Comic Con (NYCC) announced today that fans at this year’s NYCC will get to experience the first cast appearance of the upcoming Netflix original series, Marvel’s Daredevil. In addition, fans will get an inside look at Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and what’s next for Marvel Animation, with a spotlight on Marvel’s Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H.

Set and filmed in New York City, it is only fitting that Marvel’s Daredevil, which debuts exclusively on Netflix in 2015, be unveiled at NYCC. Jeph Loeb, Marvel’s Head of Television, will lead a panel at NYCC on Saturday, October 11 with Marvel’s Daredevil show-runner Steve S. DeKnight and the series’ star-studded cast, including Charlie Cox (Matt Murdock / Daredevil). This will be the first time Marvel’s Daredevil cast will be assembled publicly to answer your burning questions about the series!

Marvel’s Daredevil is part of a partnership between Marvel Television, Netflix and the State of New York with all of the new television series being filmed in the streets of New York City. Filming kicked off with Marvel’s Daredevil and will continue to include series featuring Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, Iron Fist, and Marvel’s The Defenders. The alliance marks the largest film or television production project commitment in the history of New York State and will create 3,000 jobs and produce nearly 60 hours of television.

On Friday, October 10, Marvel Television will present a first look at the second season of its popular animated series Marvel’s Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H. before its exciting season premiere on Sunday, October 12 (9:00 a.m., ET/PT) on Disney XD.

Then, fans will experience the world premiere of an all-new episode of Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., before it debuts on ABC on Tuesday, October 14th, in a panel moderated by Loeb.

“New York City is home to Marvel and some of the greatest fans in the world, so we ensured that Marvel Television brought its biggest panels ever to this NYCC!,” said Jeph Loeb, Marvel’s Head of Television. “Not only will fans get to experience our incredible partnership with Netflix as we introduce the cast of Marvel’s Daredevil for the first time, but they’ll get to see the world premiere of a new Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. episode and their first look at the future of all their favorite super heroes courtesy of Marvel Animation”

“New York Comic Con shines a spotlight across pop culture and we’re excited this year for a great many things, but there’s a special place in the show for pop culture made right here in New York City,” said Lance Fensterman, Global Senior Vice President of ReedPOP. “We’re honored by Marvel Television’s overall commitment and humbled to play host to the cast of Marvel’s Daredevil. This is an important day for New York Comic Con and New York City.”

Specific details on Marvel Television’s New York Comic Con events…

Marvel Animation Presents

(Friday, October 10 – 4:15 PM – 5:00 PM)

Jeph Loeb, Marvel’s Head of Television, brings you the biggest animation panel in this universe – or any other. Get an exclusive first look at content from Marvel’s Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H. season two and the future of Marvel Animation.

Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

(Friday, October 10 – 5:45 PM – 6:45 PM)

Jeph Loeb returns with exciting news and the world premiere of all new episode of Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. before it debuts

Marvel’s Daredevil, Exclusively on Netflix

(Saturday, October 11 – 5:15 PM – -6:15 PM)

Join the cast of Marvel’s Daredevil in their first-ever appearance with show-runner Steve DeKnight and moderator Jeph Loeb to answer questions and reveal secrets from the hotly-anticipated show debuting on Netflix in 2015.

New York Comic Con, taking place on October 9-12 at the Javits Center in New York City, is the East Coast’s biggest and most exciting popular culture convention with the latest and greatest in comics, graphic novels, anime, manga, video games, toys, movies and television. New York Comic Con’s panels and autograph sessions give fans a chance to interact with their favorite creators, while screening rooms feature sneak peeks at films and television shows months before they hit either big or small screens. New York Comic Con is the second largest pop culture convention in America and the only one that takes place in the comic book, publishing, media and licensing capital of the world. Marvel’s Daredevil, Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., and Marvel’s Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H. join additional film and television projects coming to New York Comic Con including The Walking Dead, Elementary, BIG HERO 6, and TOMORROWLAND.

PMore exciting details about New York Comic Con events, talent and sponsors will be revealed in the coming weeks. For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit www.NewYorkComicCon.com or and New York Comic Con’s social media pages (Facebook, Twitter and Instagram).

ABOUT MARVEL:

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 more than 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 www.marvel.com © MARVEL

NYCC: protection and safety

By Robert “Rob Base” Greenwood

I never thought in a million years I’d have to write a post about education of safety for Comic Con attendees. Yet, unfortunately, here I am sitting on a crowded Brooklyn bound G train doing just that.

As of late, a lot of sexual harassment claims are being reported from Comic Cons around the US. One claim was of a man who strapped a Hero 2 (GoPro) camera to his chest and filmed himself hugging female Cosplayers.

Lets, first off, talk about something everyone needs to be clear and up front about. Please, please, I beg of you, DO NOT HUG STRANGERS! I don’t care if the sign they are carrying says free hugs or not.  Keep your body to yourself and/or people you know and feel safe around. The “free hug” signs are there to have strangers try to touch others, this is not safe.

Unwanted attention can be hard to avoid at the larger Cons like SDCC and NYCC, which are hugely packed and crowded. Also, as of late, not all attendees are actual fans of comics and pop culture. Some people (sad but true) treat it like a freak show.

People use the Con to film and ridicule our collective fan base and plaster it all over the internet for the non-enlightened to laugh and mock at. Do not engage in any conversations with people who may seem off, not dressed for the con, or are very rude and aggressive.

Unfortunately, profiling the “non-geeks” seems wrong and being a sub-culture who was mocked for being different, we really don’t want to profile the fan from the gawkers. Yet, in the end, safety comes first! Always remember that, more than likely, they will treat our sub-culture as a joke and mock or exploit you.

It’s very hard to expect help from volunteers and/or convention staff. They are only there to corral the huddled masses or if you are lost and need direction or see if you have badges. Instead of depending on staff, seek out uniformed police.

Booth people and Cosplayers, please try your best not to be left alone, and, if at all possible, try to travel with friends.  If you are at your booth or on the show floor, have a friend or fellow Cosplayer with you. It sounds scary (and perhaps a bit idiotic) but, in the end, humans in small or large groups aren’t always on their best behavior.

These seem like complex and unnecessary measures and maybe I am being the “scared parent,” but I have heard too many horror stories at the big cons and have seen too many jerks make wrong and unprofessional comments.

Be it GenCon’s Nazi paraphernalia or underwear that have printed phrases like “nothing wrong with a little sexual harassment” or idiots trying to take up skirt shots on escalators.

Regardless of occasional incidents, Comic Cons are really awesome, fun and downright enjoyable. Just take some precautions from this cynical old school New Yorker .

Agree or disagree? let me know, follow me on Twitter @AltMindz .

NYCC 2012:New York Comic-Con’s Minimates Tenth Anniversary Exhibit a Big Hit

Minimates celebrated their 10th birthday with a bang, as over 100,000 fans attended this past weekend’s New York Comic-Con, where the Minimates-related festivities were in full swing! An art exhibit, panel and two signings drew thousands of attendees, from die-hard Minimate fanatics to casual enthusiasts, and thousands of Minimates, pins and posters were given out over the course of the weekend. Manufacturer Diamond Select Toys also gave fans a glimpse at the future of the line!

Located on the lower level at the Jacob Javits Center, the Minimates 10th Anniversary Exhibit had over 400 Minimates on display — not even a third of the over 1400 Minimates that have been released over the years. Marvel and DC Comics characters were displayed alongside Minimates from <em>Star Trek</em>, <em>The Walking Dead, Ghostbusters</em> and <em>The Munsters</em>, and the walls were hung with original concept art, as well as promotional posters from movie-based Minimates lines like <em>Back to the Future</em> and <em>A Fistful of Dollars</em>.

The artists behind most of those posters, Minimates designers Uriel Caton and Barry Bradfield, were at the exhibit on Sunday to sign 500 Universal Monsters Minimates posters for exhibit attendees. They were also joined by Minimates product manager Robert Yee for a panel presentation on Minimates, during which they revealed the control art for next year’s 50th series of Marvel figures. The line-up for that series was voted on by over 10,000 Marvel.com visitors, and the release will coincide with the Marvel Minimates line’s 10th anniversary.

Minimates.com!

NYCC 2011:It Gets Better: With Comics

By Cass Pineda

Speakers: Charles “Zan” Christiansen, Chris Shoemaker, Daniel Ketchum, Ivan Velez Jr., Jackson Martin, Rica Takashima

 

I was excited to see this event on the schedule, and I would do just about anything to make sure I was there to hear what was sure to be an important discussion about queer representation in comics and the importance of the medium to members of the queer community. I was not disappointed.

GeeksOUT.org, an outreach program dedicated to the queer comic-loving community, had a strong presence at the panel, outlining their mission and emphasizing what people like me (and you) can do to help at risk-teens. They were lead by Charles Christiansen, founder of Prism Comics and writer of The Power Within. Marvel Associate Editor Daniel Ketchum was also present, helping to illustrate the history of queer characters in comics. Creator of the semi-autobiographical manga Rica ‘tte Kanji!? Rica Takashima was there to put in her two cents as an author with stories centered around queer characters. They were joined by Ivan Velez Jr. of Tales of the Closet Ivan Velez Jr., along with NYPL Associate and Anti-Prom organizer Jackson Martin; moderated by Chris Shoemaker, the Young Adult Programming Specialist at the New York Public Library, it was a room with a friendly, jovial atmosphere, and for the first time in a long while I felt myself surrounded by people I could really relate to.

The first topic brought up concerned the increasing visibility of queer characters in comics, which is related to the increasing visibility of comics in general, resulting from the growing availability of media. The history of queer representation in comics is a rocky one, beginning with hyper-stereotyped, flamboyantly gay characters, though the same could be said of any minority that has found themselves within the pages of a comic book. This is where Ketchum jumped in, pointing out that Marvel has had a long history of diversity in their titles, beginning as far back as the X-Men, which some interpret as a gay or queer narrative. It isn’t difficult to see why: the X-Men are mutants, born with strange powers that set them apart from the “normal” people around them, often resulting in their persecution and mistreatment.

Marvel continues that pattern today. One of their recent series, Runaways, has a leading lady who happens to be a lesbian, Carolina. She discovers she is actually descendent from a race of aliens, and must cope with her extraterrestrial origins as well as her own emerging sexuality. Carolina struggles with something many teens also face, often without support groups to help them through it: am I normal?

A good point brought up by the panel following this line is that an important part of representing the LGBTQ community is reminding the audience that we are not “the other.” It is also important to reassure at-risk youth who are dealing with finding themselves that they are not alone, and that things really do get better.

Shoemaker and Martin expounded on the importance of libraries in reaching out to kids. Stories as tools are important, since people open up comics or novels and see themselves, or the people they want to be, written on those pages. Manga has become a growing trend in the states, and a force capable of convincing kids who normally wouldn’t be reading to come into libraries. Unfortunately, library books tend to be stolen or lost, and as funding is cut for critical programs across the country, many communities can’t afford to restock. But, like a caped crusader sweeping in with an ear-blasting sound effect, Christiansen is here to save the day: people can send messages to ThePowerWithin.org, where they will donate books to libraries and youth groups for free.

Of course, they can’t do it without help from readers, comic-lovers, LGBTQ communities and their allies. GeeksOUT.org organizes many events and outreach programs in New York City, and are open to donations to help fund them. You can find them, as well as ThePowerWithin.org, on Facebook, and learn how you can be involved. Don’t be afraid to also look closer to home, in community centers, GSA clubs at local schools, or, of course, donate to your own nearby library.

While the LGBTQ community grows, so do LGBTQ characters in comics. While in mainstream comics the ratio is still dismally low, independent publishers and authors provide the representations that at-risk youth (and even at-risk adults) and their allies yearn to see. Comics hosted on the internet are almost infinite, but with some searching, you can find a few gems. The panel assured us that the days of equality are coming; Ketchum even jested that he would like to see an “It Gets Better” campaign starring the Avengers, who in no small way have helped to bring comics to the fore of pop culture. Young and old alike can look up to these heroes and there is potential to spread positive, hopeful messages to those who really need it. Whether you hear it from all-powerful Thor, your family, your friends, or community leaders, there is a glimmer of hope and belonging when someone tells you that it really does get better.