After 12 Years Sam Kieth Returns To The Outback With “Batman/ The Maxx: Arkham Dreams” Crossover

Yep, we LOVE Batman so when we heard that artist extraordinaire, Sam Kieth was pairing up the Dark Knight with The Maxx, we got a bit giddy.  Here is the official announcement from IDW:

“Batman must face the strangest adventure of his career as he meets the most bizarre hero in comics: The Maxx!

IDW Publishing and DC proudly welcome legendary artist Sam Kieth (The Sandman, Wolverine) back to his first Maxx story in over a decade, teaming his greatest creation with the Dark Knight for a mind-blowing five-issue miniseries event. The first issue of Batman / The Maxx: Arkham Dreams will debut this September with covers by Sam Kieth and Jim Lee.


 
“Doing a Batman and Maxx crossover is like a family reunion with my favorite brother and our really cool cousin,” says Sam Kieth. “You never want it to end… or at least I hope you won’t!”
 
When a devious new doctor at Arkham Asylum conducts unconventional forays into the human psyche, he kicks off a disastrous chain reaction by experimenting on Arkham’s newest patient: The Maxx! The city of Gotham soon begins to merge with the Outback, The Maxx’s psychedelic mental landscape. It’s up to Batman to save Gotham and all of reality… but only by joining The Maxx on a trip into the darkest depths imaginable: the twisted minds of Batman’s greatest enemies!

“It’s always a pleasure to work with Sam Kieth,” says editor Scott Dunbier. “He puts his heart and soul into his art, and gives you something truly unique in the process. We can’t wait for people to see this!”

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Marvel Celebrates 10 Years Of Fandom With A Plethora Of Posters & A Great Sweepstakes

NO ONE could have predicted the meteoric popularity of Marvel films before Robert Downey Jr. stepped into the Iron Man suit back in 2008.  Now, 10 years, and a few billion dollars later, we have the clarity of hindsight to appreciate, not only that film but ALL the Marvel movies that have come since then.

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To celebrate 10 marvelous years of movies, Marvel has released a bevy of posters highlighting some of the reasons why their films are so popular, their characters.  Marvel has proven that is you put compelling characters into a rich story line, the sky is the limit.  Here’s a look at all the posters.

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Crazy good right?  Is it just us or did Star Lord and Scarlet Witch get their jackets from the same galactic retailer?  Anyhow, Marvel is giving fans a chance to win a private screening of “Ant-Man and the Wasp” for you and 100 of your closest friends. (And there is no purchase necessary!)

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Use The Force & Click #FanArtForRose

Let’s face it, there are bullies and opinionated people everywhere, even in a galaxy far, far away.  However, when people single out, and continually attack someone on social media, well, that is NEVER acceptable.

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Star Wars fans around the globe have been coming to the side of actress Kelly Marie Tran after she has been on the defense against this type of social media harassment.  Director Rian Johnson and Mark Hamill have gotten involved and shown their undying support of this lovely actress.

Now the art community is joining in with a new fan art campaign called “Fan Art For Rose.”  Simply click the hash tag #fanartforrose on Twitter or Instagram and you can see all kinds of art dedicated to her character, “Rose Tico,” in “The Last Jedi.”  Here is a look at just SOME of our favorites.

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Image by Marcus Chilsson

Kelly, please know that there are more folks on your side, who support you and can’t wait to see what you do next, than against you… Just remember…

“This is how we win. Not fighting what we hate. Saving what we love.”

(Click on each pic to see the artist)

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Art by Courtney Morelock

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Art by Leen Isabel

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Sony’s New Trailer For “Spider-Man: Into The Spiderverse” Has Us Counting The Days Till Christmas

Sony has a big year planned with Spider-Man related releases but after seeing the new trailer for “Spider-Man: Into the Spiderverse,” we are on the fence with which one we are more pumped to see.  (The other movie being “Venom” with Tom Hardy.)

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This time out we get a look at teenager Mile Morales as he discovers he isn’t the ONLY one with spider-like abilities.  The film looks unlike ANY other comic book themed movie we have ever seen.

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“Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, the creative minds behind “The Lego Movie” and “21 Jump Street,” bring their unique talents to a fresh vision of a different Spider-Man Universe, with a groundbreaking visual style that’s the first of its kind. “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse” introduces Brooklyn teen Miles Morales, and the limitless possibilities of the Spider-Verse, where more than one can wear the mask.”

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The movie touts an impressive voice cast including: Shameik Moore, as the voice of Spider-Man/Miles Morales, Jake Johnson as Miles’ mentor Peter Parker, Hailee Steinfeld as Gwen Stacy, Mahershala Ali as Miles’ uncle Aaron, Brian Tyree Henry as Miles’ father Jefferson, Luna Lauren Velez as Miles’ mother Rio, and Lily Tomlin as Peter Park’s Aunt May.

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Spider-Man: Into the Spider-verse” slings into theaters this Christmas and we can’t WAIT!

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Enter To Win A KFC Floatie & Make Your Next Pool Party Finger Lickin’ Good

Summer is JUUUUUUUUUST around the corner and that means BBQ’s and backyard pool parties.  Well KFC is ready to make your summer extra special with a new giveaway and entering is easy.

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They are giving away official Colonel Sanders Floaties that hold a bucket of chicken and a drink.  Yep, you can lounge in your pool, laying on the Colonel’s lap eating some crispy fried chicken and a nice cold beverage as all your friends look on in envy or hate, depending if you took the last of the chicken with you.

Simply CLICK HERE to enter…..

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Official, Limited Edition, Darkstar X Nagel Capsule

Patrick Nagel has one of the most identifiable, minimalist art styles ever and even though he passed away in 1984 at the young age of 38, his work still inspires many today.  It was his work for Playboy and the cover of Duran Duran’s 1981 album cover, “Rio,” that catapulted him into the mainstream.  If you were around in the 80’s it’s a guarantee you’ve seen his work.

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Now, Darkstar Skateboards is offering limited edition skate decks and apparel with this prolific artist’s work featured on them.

 

Each of the four, limited edition decks bears the name of one of Darkstar’s elite skateboarders, Ryan Decenzo, Greg Lutzka, Ke’chaud Johnson, and Dave Bachinsky

 

 

 

CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE

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