Come Check Out “Storytime,” Joey Spiotto’s First Ever Solo Show At Gallery 1988

On August 8, 2014 Gallery 1988 opens it’s doors to Joey Spiotto’s very first solo show.  Titled “Storytime” it compiles 50 new works by Joey that are influenced by all the things we love, movies, music, television and video games.

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Joey has taken his favorite movies, music, television and video game properties and turned them into lovable, clever, children’s book covers.  We absolutely LOVE these so we asked Joey a few questions about the project.

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How long have you been working on these 50 pieces?
JOEY: I came up with the list late last year when I was first asked about doing a show. I think my list was about 75, over the next few months, I whittled it down to 50. I had started laying them out earlier in the year, and then got busy with other stuff, but I spent a majority of May and June working on everything.

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Do you have a favorite print out of the bunch?
JOEY: A favorite… hmmm, that one’s tough. Maybe I’ll pick a favorite from each of my categories. From Movies: Earth’s Mightiest Little Heroes. Music: My Weird Little Pal Al. TV Shows: I Want To Believe. Video Games: The Little Cogs of War

Will you be in attendance?
JOEY: YES! I will be there at the show opening Friday, August 1st from 7-10pm, please stop by and say hi!

If fans were going to bring you a treat, what is your favorite candy?
JOEY: Reese’s Pieces… E.T. knew what was up.

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You heard the man, bring forth the Reese’s Pieces!  (Personally, I’m strictly a Junior Mints kind of guy but to each his own….I don’t judge.)

Head over to Gallery 1988 EAST 8/1/14 for the opening of this fantastic show.  Doors open at 7pm, Joey will be there and I hope you ALL bring him some candy!  Keep up with EVERYTHING this talented artist has going on by checking out his OFFICIAL WEBSITE, and following him on TWITTER, and FACEBOOK.

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Marvel Announces 3 New Star Wars Series! “Star Wars,” “Darth Vader,” & “Princess Leia”

Lucasfilm Ltd. and Marvel Entertainment are extremely proud to announce the iconic Star Wars franchise will return to Marvel in 2015 with a line-up of three comic book titles chronicling the adventures of a galaxy far, far away.  Beginning in January 2015, prepare for STAR WARS by writer Jason Aaron (Thor, Original Sin), artist John Cassaday (Astonishing X-Men) and colorist Laura Martin, DARTH VADER by writer Kieron Gillen and artist Salvador Larroca and PRINCESS LEIA by writer Mark Waid and artist Terry Dodson.

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STAR WARS #1
Written by JASON AARON
Art & Cover by JOHN CASSADAY
Coming January 2015!

Taking place immediately after the events of Star Wars: A New Hope, the Force returns to Marvel in January with three new series spotlighting beloved characters from the iconic trilogy! Created in close partnership with Lucasfilm, the three new Star Wars series will exist as part of the canon for the Star Wars universe!

It all starts this January when Jason Aaron, John Cassaday and Laura Martin take fans back to the days following the destruction of the first Death Star in STAR WARS! Discussing the flagship series, writer Jason Aaron tells Marvel.com, “Every story is about the characters, and we’ll focus on all the old favorites. There will be big moments for everyone, from Han to R2-D2. But a major part of the narrative will be driven by Luke Skywalker and his journey of discovery, a journey that will decide the fate of the entire galaxy.”

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Written by KIERON GILLEN
Art by SALVADOR LARROCA
Cover by ADI GRANOV
Coming February 2015!

However, the return of the Rebel Alliance to Marvel Comics also invites the return of its opposition, the Imperial Forces of the Galactic Empire and in February 2015, Kieron Gillen plans to delve into the psyche of one of the vilest villains of all time with the new ongoing series DARTH VADER. Witness the struggle for the freedom of an entire galaxy – from the Dark Side!

“Vader’s the sole survivor of the greatest military disaster in history – and a disaster that he definitely had a hand in by letting the rebels escape with the plans for the Death Star. This is not a thing which leaves you in anybody’s good books, let alone the Emperor’s,” says writer Kieron Gillen. “The great thing about this period [between Star Wars: A New Hope and Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back] is what we don’t see on the screen. Vader learns who Luke Skywalker is at some point between the two movies, to choose but one example.”

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Written by MARK WAID

Art & Cover by TERRY DODSON

Coming March 2015!

Then, in March 2015, Mark Waid & Terry Dodson bring you the harrowing tale of loss and hope in the 5-issue limited series PRINCESS LEIA! Fresh from the Rebel Alliance’s victory at the Battle of Yavin, Leia must confront the reality that her homeworld has been destroyed. But in the light of such tragedy, there is always hope. Skilled equally with diplomacy as she is a blaster, witness the rise of one of the greatest heroines in history as she takes her rightful place as one of the Alliance’s peerless leaders!

“Does she choose to be a Princess of nothing – or does she set out to rebuild her heritage and civilization?” says writer Mark Waid.

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Again, the world of Luke, Han, Chewbacca, Leia and even Vader make their historic return to the House of Ideas beginning next year! Take your first step into a larger world with STAR WARS #1, DARTH VADER #1 and PRINCESS LEIA #1 in 2015! For more on Star Wars please visit marvel.com and join in the conversation on Twitter with #StarWars. To experience Star Wars online, visit StarWars.com or follow Star Wars on FacebookTumblrTwitterInstagramGoogle+ or YouTube.

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Robert Bruno Pays Tribute To Drew Struzan And Indiana Jones With His Latest Piece

Harrison Ford made Indiana Jones a household name with the first 3 films in the series back in the 80’s.  (We’re giving him a pass on Crystal Skull and pretending like it didn’t happen.)  Another individual, Drew Struzan, also bewildered fans with his incredible movie poster art during this time.  (And he still does!) Ford has even credited Struzan for “making him look good.”

Poster Posse member Robert Bruno was recently commissioned to do an Indiana Jones piece and in it, he pays homage to both Ford and Struzan.  We asked Bruno about the project and here is what he had to say.

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Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade by Robert Bruno

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Edition of 25
Signed and Numbered

“Indiana Jones is probably one of the most well known and beloved characters in American Film. More importantly, the Indiana Jones franchise has produces some of the most beautiful artwork and posters i’ve ever seen. This rendition was my personal nod at the great Drew Struzan. I tried to emulate a bit of Drew’s signature style while keeping it consistent with my own style.”

Robert is making a very limited run of these for fans of the film.  CLICK HERE to get your copy today.  You can follow Robert on HIS quest for the Holy Grail on TWITTER or check out his portfolio over on his OFFICIAL WEBSITE.

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This November, Marvel Releases “Captain America & The Mighty Avengers #1″

This November, Sam Wilson takes the Mighty Avengers higher, further and bigger than ever before in CAPTAIN AMERICA & THE MIGHTY AVENGERS #1 – an all-new series launching as part of Avengers NOW! Fan-favorite Mighty Avengers scribe Al Ewing returns along with new series artist Luke Ross for a new series with a new mission spinning directly out of the upcoming Avengers & X-Men: AXIS!

axis_promo Sam Wilson has inherited his new patriotic moniker, but is he up to the task of leading a team of Earth’s Mightiest Heroes? The hero formerly known as Falcon has some new ideas for the rag-tag team of Mighty Avengers – but the events of AXIS may spell doom for the inexperienced leader. And not everyone on the team is happy with Sam’s new position as leader. Spider-Man is back, too – Amazing this time, NOT Superior. Luke Cage & Jessica Jones are still itching to give him some payback for trying to take their daughter to Child Services. And what is Luke Cage doing meeting with the head of the notorious Cortex corporation?

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“As for the mission statement – same as it’s ever been,” promises writer Al Ewing, in an interview with Marvel.com. “Help those in need, however they need it. This is where all the work over the previous series pays off – the Gem theater is refurbished, the hotline is in place, the field team is on standby to take care of problems nobody else can handle. The Mighty Avengers are hitting the ground running.”

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Feast Your Eyes On The Insane First Trailer For Warner Bros & George Miller’s “Mad Max: Fury Road”

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(Tom Hardy as Max Rockantsky)

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Photo Credit: Jasin Boland

When we first heard they were remaking the brilliant 1979 cult favorite, “Mad Max” we had a major knee-jerk reaction.  When we heard out that George Miller was directing and Tom Hardy (as Max Rockantsky) was staring along with Charlize Theron (as Imperator Furiosa) , we were all in.

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(Charlize Theron as Imperator Furiosa)

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Director George Miller showed up at 2014’s San Diego Comic con with 4 new posters and an insane trailer for the film that has us counting the days till hit hits theaters.  The trailer is so packed with action and crazy stunts that we have had to watch it a few times just to let everything sink in!

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Hugh Keays-Byrne as Immortan Joe

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“Mad Max: Fury Road is the fourth film of George Miller‘s Road Warrior/Mad Max franchise co-written and directed by Miller. The post-apocalyptic action film is set in the furthest reaches of our planet, in a stark desert landscape where humanity is broken, and most everyone is crazed fighting for the necessities of life.

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Within this world of fire and blood exist two rebels on the run who just might be able to restore order… There’s Max, a man of action and a man of few words, who seeks peace of mind following the loss of his wife and child in the aftermath of the chaos.  And… Furiosa, a woman of action and a woman who believes her path to survival may be achieved if she can make it across the desert back to her childhood homeland.

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Photo Credit: Jasin Boland

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The movie also stars Rosie Huntington-Whiteley as ‘Splendid’, Zoe Kravitz as ‘Toast’, and Josh Helman as ‘Slit’.  “Mad Max: Fury Road” opens in theaters on May 15, 2015 and from what we’ve seen so far, we are in for one hell of a major thrill ride.  Check out trailer after the jump and let us know what you think.

CLICK HERE to see the trailer and more pics from Mad Max: Fury Road!!!

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Take A Look At The CW’s First Full Length, Action-Packed Trailer For Season 3 of “Arrow”

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Yep, more ‘awesome‘ was revealed at 2014 SDCC when the CW unleashed the first full trailer for season 3 of their smash-hit DC series, “Arrow.”  This series got better and better as it unfolded and the trailer promises plenty of action and flashbacks to keep fans tuned in for the third season.

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The trailer comes after Entertainment Weekly revealed this image of Colton Hayes all geared up as Roy Harper as the new hero “Arsenal.”  The new season has plenty of new faces for fans to get hyped about includeing Devon Aoki as ‘Katana’, Karl Yune as ‘Maseo’, Peter Stormare as ‘Vertigo’, Brandon Routh will be introduced as Ray Palmer, aka ‘The Atom’, and Caity Lotz will return as ‘Black Canary’.  On top of all THAT….get ready for the arrival of Ra’s al Ghul!

Season 3 of “Arrow” premiers on October 8th, (our DVR is already set!)  Follow them on their OFFICIAL TWITTER feed for news and updates.  Enjoy the trailer and let us know what you think down in the comments section below.

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