SDCC 2014: Matt Needle Gets The Honor Of Having His Work Used As The Official Giveaway Poster For Marvel’s Panel At Hall H!

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We HATE keeping secrets when it comes to the Poster Posse but now the cat is out of the bag and we can publically rejoice!  Poster Posse member Matt Needle turned in some fantastic art for our “Guardians of the Galaxy” tribute last month and Marvel liked it so much, they are making it the official giveaway poster for their panel at Hall H at San Diego Comic Con!

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We reached out to Matt to get his reaction to this momentous occasion and here is what he had to say.  “I am extremely privileged (and lucky) to get the opportunity to showcase my work at San Diego Comic Con through Marvel.  The Poster Posse has been one of the greatest things I’ve ever been part of and the work from all the fantastic guys and girls involved gets better and better with each project.  I’m honored to be included and showcased to such a high level thanks to PP head honcho Don Thompson.  I would LOVE to be at comic con this year to interact with the fans and see their reactions to the print firsthand, but alas, I’m resigned to Cardiff, U.K.”

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DAMN, thanks for the kind words Matt!  Here are some color variants that Matt did for our initial project as well.  Be sure to check out both PHASE 1 and PHASE 2 to see more incredible art for “Guardians of the Galaxy.”  We JUST saw the movie the other night and all we can say is make SURE YOU GO SEE IT when it opens on August 1st.  We are already looking forward to the sequel!  (There IS going to be a sequel right?  I mean REALLY….. this movie was sensational, there HAS to be at least 2 more on the way….right?  Can SOMEONE please confirm that this is happening…..PLEASE!?)

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Be sure to follow Matt on TWITTER and check out his OFFICIAL WEBSITE to see more amazing art from his portfolio.

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Watch The Livestream of Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy Premier From Los Angeles

Watch the lifestream of Marvel’s “Guardians of the Galaxy” as it happens, in all it glory!

C L I C K    H E R E !      T O  W A T C H !!!

Screen Shot 2014-07-21 at 6.15.45 PMAnd check out some awesome art by the Poster Posse from PHASE 1 and PHASE 2 of our tribute project!

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Poster Posse Member Matt Ferguson Has Secretly Been Busy With Marvel UK & “Guardians of the Galaxy”

Last month the Poster Posse launched Phase 1 and Phase 2 of our “Guardians of the Galaxy” project.  Both phases received much praise from fans and websites around the world and even garnered the direct attention of the movie’s director, James Gunn.  (Mr Gunn is currently using one of our images by Scott Hopko as the header for his Twitter page.)  One of the fan favorite images from the project was Matt Ferguson’s Star Wars/ Guardians of the Galaxy mash-up that paid tribute to one of the original Star Wars posters by Tom Jung.

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Well, Marvel was so taken with this gorgeous image, and given that the legal ramifications of getting  something like this official produced were pretty slim, they brought Matt on board to create some character based images.  (We assume that more are coming because why would he do only one right?)  First up is “The Destroyer.”

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Here is how MARVEL UK described the print on their TWITTER FEED:  “Fueled by rage with a vendetta against Ronan is The Destroyer.”  Looks like Drax is about to take on a whole armada single-handedly.  (I bet he can do it too!)  Stay tuned and if/ when more images come to light, we will share them.

No word yet as to if these will be available for sale BUT, follow MARVEL UK  and MATT FERGUSON on TWITTER and I’m SURE they will let us all know.

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2014 SDCC: Lego… Dark Knight TUMBLER….TAKE MY MONEY!

One of the coolest things from Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight Trilogy, aside from Christian Bales’ raspy “Batman voice“, was the Tumbler.  This urban assault vehicle was beefy and bad ass and now Lego is making it part of their pop culture collection and we REALLY want it!  It’s the PERFECT way to celebrate Batman’s 75th Anniversary!

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Coming in at an impressive 1869 pieces, Lego’s Tumbler looks amazing. Fully detailed it’s a must have for fans.  Here are a few pics to get you ready and hyped to get in line for this one!

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Measuring 15 inches tall and 9 inches wide, the Lego Tumbler has an armored exterior, adjustable wings, a detailed interior (with a console screen that reads “INTIMIDATE”) and oversized rubber-tread tires. It also comes with a fact sheet about the vehicle from the movies as well as a Dark Knight and Joker mini-figs!

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This fantastic Lego Tumbler will be available at their booth #2829 for $199.  If you can’t make it to the San Diego Comic Con, fret not, it goes on sale at Lego stores and online at shop.LEGO.com in September.  Follow LEGO on TWITTER for updates on this and everything else block related!

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Poster Gurus, MONDO, Embark On New Venture, Revealing First 3 TOYS At SDCC!

Mondo’s fans are loyal and rabid for ANYTHING that the company releases.  Now the Poster Powerhouse is going down a different path and will be offering their legions of fans something new to covet and spend ALL their money on….toys.  Yep, toys and their first three offerings will be available at 2014 San Diego Comic Con.  Here is the official press release that should have you setting some money aside.  (Personally, we GOTTA get that Iron Giant!)

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Mondo is doing toys! The launch of figures for The Iron Giant, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Alfred Hitchcock are Mondo’s first foray into toy collectibles, with the subjects and diversity of design reflecting Mondo’s unique passions. The initial offerings include replicas as well as toys from artist-based designs, which can be previewed at San Diego Comic-Con in Mondo’s booth (#835).

Toys join Mondo’s growing list of pop culture passions in posters, vinyl, gallery events, VHS and apparel. “I am so pumped to announce toys! We’ve been working on this in secrecy for a year and now it’s time to let you guys know about it. We’ll be focusing on existing properties that we love as well as working with artists to bring their own creations to life. This is a new area for us, but I resist the term ‘expansion’ since the goal for Mondo has always been to be a place where artists and designers can work to have their visions realized, whether that’s through posters, gallery shows, vinyl, apparel or now toys,” said Mondo CEO Justin Ishmael.

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THE IRON GIANT
Celebrating its 15th anniversary, The Iron Giant has reaped praise as being among the greatest animated films ever made (recently ranked #7 on Time Out’s 100 Best Animated Movies list) and it was important for Mondo to honor the film with an appropriately stunning collectible.

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The 16″ tall figure will have over 30 points of articulation, light features, and other fun surprises! Accompanying The Iron Giant will be a Hogarth figure, scraps of metal for him to munch on and a Seafood sign that has a removable “S” to put on his chest. He will also include an interchangeable head and gun attachment, giving a choice of displaying the figure as the regular version, or the “War” version! The figure was designed from the actual CG files used in the film, for ultimate accuracy.

Mondo_IG3The Iron Giant Bolt Replica
The Iron Giant Bolt is a life-sized replica of the wayward flashing piece of The Iron Giant, as seen in the film. 6″ in length, with a flashing light feature, and authentic details from the film, it’s the perfect-sized piece to display at home, and to show that there’s always hope in the end.

TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES

The First Turtle Vinyl Figure
This vinyl figure is based off of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles creator Kevin Eastman’s very first drawing of a “Ninja Turtle,” which formed the basis of the popular comic. Struggling artists Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird came up with the Turtles in November 1983 while living in North Hampton, Massachusetts and the spark came from this drawing, which Eastman drew initially as a joke featuring a bi-pedal turtle with nunchucks and a mask. The figure stands 6″ tall, and features a classic black and white paint design, based on the original art!

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Lil Mikey Vinyl Figure
This will be Mondo’s first toy based on a design from an artist that they work with frequently. Mike Mitchell has a series of pop culture characters called “Just Like Us” and this toy is based on his design in that series for Michelangelo. Turtle fans and people of a particular age will note the accuracy of the real TMNT ice cream on a popsicle stick.

The “Lil Mikey” figure reflects Mondo’s goal to have many of its toys based on artist designs in addition to replicas.

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“If I had $5 when I was a kid, it was going to be spent on a ninja turtle figure. So much of my childhood was defined by TMNT, I watched every episode, I had the toys, the shirts, the games, the comics. I wish I could say “Lil Mikey” was a dream come true, but I never could have fathomed this happening. I am so extremely excited about this figure, and I can’t wait to show it off at SDCC,” said artist Mike Mitchell.

HITCHCOCK 1/6 Scale figure
The worlds most famous director is immortalized in this 1/6 scale figure, which features an authentic likeness, his directors chair, clapboard, cigars, as well as props from his most famous films- a butcher knife, a raven, and a seagull! He also features a fine-tailored suit, several interchangeable hands, and a figure stand.

Pricing and pre-order information for all toys will be announced at a later date. Follow @MondoNews for updates.

Official Sites:
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Twitter.com/MondoNews
Facebook.com/MondoTees

Kiss your hard earned money goodbye folks because Mondo continues to make it more and more difficult to keep it in your wallet!

FYI, Justin just shared THIS photo of another TMNT collectible coming to SDCC.  “Mousers!” 

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SDCC: Dark Horse Announces Their Incredible Signing & Panel Schedules!

Dark Horse Comics knows what fans want and they are ready to deliver at the 2014 San Diego Comic Con.  All creators signing in their booth offer their autographs for FREE. FREE prints, comics, or posters are provided for most of the signings (while supplies last). You may purchase or bring items to be signed; however, they may restrict the type or number of items to be signed as necessary.  (Read between the lines, don’t hold UP the lines!)

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Some signings require a wristband for entry, as noted on the schedule. Drawings for wristbands for these events will begin at show opening the day before and day of each signing. Come to the Dark Horse booth (#2615) early for the best chance to join these events.

Lines may also be closed for some signings due to crowding or time restrictions.

Dark Horse will have two impressive signing stages: one featuring the art of Mike Mignola’s Hellboy; the other, the art of Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan’s The Strain. The location of each signing is indicated by the following abbreviations:

HB = Hellboy Signing Stage  -  ST = The Strain Signing Stage

All events are subject to change. Some restrictions apply. Please see Dark Horse Comics staff if you have questions.

THURSDAY, JULY 24

10:00 a.m.–10:50 a.m. HB THE TRUE LIVES OF THE FABULOUS KILLJOYS: Becky Cloonan

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11:00 a.m.–11:50 a.m. HB ROBOCOP VS. THE TERMINATOR: Walter Simonson

11:00 a.m.–11:50 a.m. ST MASS EFFECT: Mike Gamble, Fabrice Condominas, Noel Lukasewich, Tony Parker

12:00 p.m.–12:50 p.m. HB PICTURES THAT TICK 2: Dave McKean

12:00 p.m.–12:50 p.m. ST BUZZKILL & THE GHOST FLEET: Donny Cates

1:00 p.m.–1:50 p.m. HB DRAGON GIRL AND MONKEY KING: Katsuya Terada

1:00 p.m.–1:50 p.m. ST THE WORLD OF THE WITCHER: Rafal Jaki, Damien Monnier

2:00 p.m.–2:50 p.m. ST CREEPY & EERIE: Dan Braun, Uncle Creepy, Cousin Eerie

2:30 p.m.–3:20 p.m. HB THE STRAIN: Guillermo del Toro, Mike Huddleston, E. M. Gist (WRISTBAND REQUIRED)

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3:00 p.m.–3:50 p.m. ST DRAGON AGE: Patrick Weekes, Nick Thornborrow, Ben Gelinas

3:30 p.m.–4:20 p.m. HB THE STAR WARS: Jonathan Rinzler

4:00 p.m.–4:50 p.m. ST THE GUNS OF SHADOW VALLEY: James Andrew Clark

4:30 p.m.–5:20 p.m. HB CRIMINAL MACABRE & BREATH OF BONES: Steve Niles

5:00 p.m.–5:50 p.m. ST THE FIFTH BEATLE: Vivek J. Tiwary, Andrew C. Robinson

5:30 p.m.–6:20 p.m. HB CONAN RED SONJA: Jim Zub

6:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m. ST CONCRETE PARK: Tony Puryear, Erika Alexander

FRIDAY, JULY 25

10:00 a.m.–10:50 a.m. HB USAGI YOJIMBO 30TH ANNIVERSARY: Stan Sakai

10:00 a.m.–10:50 a.m. ST GROO VS. CONAN: Mark Evanier, Sergio Aragonés

11:00 a.m.–11:50 a.m. HB ELFQUEST: Richard Pini, Wendy Pini

11:00 a.m.–11:50 a.m. ST THE BEST OF COMIX BOOK: Denis Kitchen, Trina Robbins

12:00 p.m.–12:50 p.m. HB THE GOON: Eric Powell

12:00 p.m.–12:50 p.m. ST PARIAH: Aron Warner, Brett Weldele

1:00 p.m.–1:50 p.m. HB SERENITY, BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER & ANGEL & FAITH: Georges Jeanty, Christos Gage, Nicholas Brendon (WRISTBAND REQUIRED)

1:00 p.m.–1:50 p.m. ST BLACKSAD: Juanjo Guarnido

2:15 p.m.–3:15 p.m. HB HELLBOY 20TH ANNIVERSARY: Mike Mignola

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2:15 p.m.–3:15 p.m. ST THE WITCHER: Paul Tobin, Rafal Jaki

3:30 p.m.–4:20 p.m. HB RESURRECTIONISTS, ACTION PHILOSOPHERS, THE COMPLETE SILENCERS, CONAN THE AVENGER & PROJECT BLACK SKY: Fred Van Lente

3:30 p.m.–4:20 p.m. ST BANDETTE: Paul Tobin, Colleen Coover

4:30 p.m.–5:20 p.m. HB BLACK HAMMER: Jeff Lemire

4:30 p.m.–5:20 p.m. ST THE MASSIVE: Garry Brown

5:30 p.m.–6:20 p.m. HB THE LAST OF US, THE ART OF NAUGHTY DOG & A SECOND CHANCE AT SARAH: Neil Druckmann

5:30 p.m.–6:30 p.m. ST STAR WARS: Randy Stradley, Doug Wheatley, Carlos D’Anda, Gabe Eltaeb, Dave Wilkins, Tim Siedell, Michael Heisler

6:30 p.m.–7:00 p.m. HB MASS EFFECT: Mike Gamble, Fabrice Condominas, Noel Lukasewich

SATURDAY, JULY 26

10:00 a.m.–10:50 a.m. HB DREAM THIEF: Jai Nitz, Greg Smallwood, THE BLACK BEETLE: Francesco Francavilla

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10:00 a.m.–10:50 a.m. ST DRAGON AGE: Patrick Weekes, Nick Thornborrow, Ben Gelinas

11:00 a.m.–11:50 a.m. HB THE SHAOLIN COWBOY: Geof Darrow

11:00 a.m.–11:50 a.m. ST COLDER: Paul Tobin, Juan Ferreyra

12:00 p.m.–12:50 p.m. HB STAR WARS: Adam Hughes, Matt Kindt, Dan Parsons, Gabe Eltaeb, Wes Dzioba, Michael Heisler, Ariel Olivetti

12:00 p.m.–12:50 p.m. ST ELFQUEST: Richard Pini, Wendy Pini

1:00 p.m.–1:50 p.m. HB MIND MGMT: Matt Kindt, Sharlene Kindt

1:00 p.m.–1:50 p.m. ST: DARK HORSE SUPERHEROES: Christopher Sebela, Dan Parsons (Ghost); Tim Seeley (The Occultist); Fred Van Lente (Brain Boy, Project Black Sky); Michael Broussard (Project Black Sky); Joshua Williamson (Captain Midnight)

2:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m. HB AVATAR: THE LAST AIRBENDER & THE LEGEND OF KORRA: Michael Dante DiMartino, Bryan Konietzko, Gene Luen Yang, Gurihiru, Jessie Flower (WRISTBAND REQUIRED. In addition to distribution by drawing on Friday and Saturday at show opening, there will be some wristbands given as prizes during the Avatar: The Last Airbender—Legend and Legacy panel on Saturday, July 26, 10:30 a.m.–11:30 a.m. in Room 24ABC.)

2:00 p.m.–2:50 p.m. ST SUNDOWNERS: Tim Seeley

3:00 p.m.–3:50 p.m. ST DRAGON GIRL AND MONKEY KING: Katsuya Terada

4:00 p.m.–4:50 p.m. ST MASS EFFECT: Mike Gamble, Fabrice Condominas, Noel Lukasewich

4:15 p.m.–5:15 p.m. HB SIN CITY: A DAME TO KILL FOR: Frank Miller, Jessica Alba, Josh Brolin,Rosario Dawson, Robert Rodriguez (WRISTBAND REQUIRED. One poster per wristband will be provided. No other items allowed. No photos. Other restrictions may apply.)

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5:30 p.m.–6:00 p.m. ST GRENDEL VS. THE SHADOW: Matt Wagner

5:30 p.m.–6:30 p.m. HB PROMETHEUS, ALIENS, PREDATOR & ALIENS VS. PREDATOR: Paul Tobin, Juan Ferreyra, Chris Roberson, Joshua Williamson, Ariel Olivetti, E. M. Gist, Christopher Sebela

6:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m. ST THE FIFTH BEATLE: Vivek J. Tiwary, Andrew C. Robinson

SUNDAY, JULY 27

10:00 a.m.–10:50 a.m. HB 47 RONIN & THE ATOMIC LEGION: Stan Sakai, Mike Richardson

10:00 a.m.–10:50 a.m. ST CONCRETE PARK: Tony Puryear, Erika Alexander

11:00 a.m.–11:30 a.m. HB STAR WARS: LEGACY, DEEP GRAVITY: Gabriel Hardman, Corinna Bechko

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11:00 a.m.–11:50 a.m. ST PLANTS VS. ZOMBIES: Paul Tobin

11:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m. HB SERENITY, BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER & ANGEL & FAITH: Joss Whedon (WRISTBAND REQUIRED.)

12:00 p.m.–12:50 p.m. ST EMILY AND THE STRANGERS: Rob Reger, Mariah Huehner, Cat Farris

1:00 p.m.–1:50 p.m. ST BUZZKILL & THE GHOST FLEET: Donny Cates

1:30 p.m.–3:00 p.m. HB TO BE ANNOUNCED ON TUESDAY, JULY 22
(WRISTBAND REQUIRED. One print per wristband will be provided. No other items
allowed. Other restrictions may apply.)

2:00 p.m.–2:50 p.m. ST MASS EFFECT: Mike Gamble, Fabrice Condominas, Noel Lukasewich

3:00 p.m.–3:50 p.m. ST THE STRAIN: Mike Huddleston

3:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m. HB FURIOUS: Bryan J. L. Glass

4:00 p.m.–4:50 p.m. ST AXE COP: Ethan Nicolle

Crazy right?  You could practically spend your entire time with Dark Horse Comics.  Well wait, there is more!  Click the link below and see what their insane PANEL SCHEDULE is like!

CLICK HERE to see Dark Horse Comics Panel Schedule

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