IDW Set To Launch New Star Trek Comic Book Series: “Boldly Go”

Gene Roddenberry’s visionary sci-fi franchise, “Star Trek,” is celebrating its 50th Anniversary this year.  There is a new film coming out, tons of new toys and collectibles will be taking over San Diego Comic Con, the Poster Posse did a massive tribute and NOW we get news that IDW is jumping in the fray.  Here is their official announcement.

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The 50th anniversary of Star Trek is upon us and to further celebrate, IDW Publishing, under license by CBS Consumer Products, will introduce a new Star Trek series in October.

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Star Trek: Boldly Go” will reunite the fan-favorite Trek team of Mike Johnson and Tony Shasteen on writing and art duties, respectively, and will succeed the currently running Star Trek series which will conclude after 60 universe-expanding issues, penned primarily under Johnson’s watch.  Boldly Go will follow the events of Star Trek Beyond, the latest major motion picture in the ongoing cinematic saga.

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“What better way to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Star Trek?” asks Star Trek editor Sarah Gaydos.  “And what better team to do it with?  Mike and Tony are poised to take the series in such and exciting direction.  I can’t wait to introduce the world to these new characters…as well as some interesting friends and foes from the past.”

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Chronicling the adventures of Captain Kirk and his iconic crew, a danger unlike anything the Federation has faced before threatens our heroes as they explore new worlds and encounter new species.  All that plus brand-new uniforms for the crew!

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Star Trek: Boldly Go will beam into comic shops this October and will feature character-focused connecting subscription variant covers by series artist, Tony Shasteen.  A bold new era of Star Trek begins here!

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Image Comics Introduces A Gritty New Comic Book Series: “Glitterbomb”

Image Comics is getting some pretty great feedback on their upcoming series, “Glitterbomb.”

Fan-favorite Jim Zub (WAYWARD, Thunderbolts) and debut artist Djibril Morisette-Phan will launch an all-new series that tears into the heart of Hollywood in GLITTERBOMB this September.

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Farrah Durante is a middle-aged actress hunting for her next gig in an industry where youth trumps experience. But the shallow, celebrity-obsessed culture she’s drowning in isn’t the only problem—her frustrations are a powerful lure for something horrifying out beyond the water…something ready to strike.

“Hollywood is a place of extremes—wealth and influence propped up by fragile egos and desperation,” said Zub. “It’s fertile ground for telling a story of intense drama and blood-soaked vengeance.”

“GLITTERBOMB is one of my first steps in the world of comics, and I feel very fortunate,” said Morisette-Phan. “It has been a great vehicle for me to start some much-needed reflection about fame culture and the relationship I want to have with it. I’d love GLITTERBOMB to kick-start a conversation we could all be part of.”

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First announced at Image Expo, GLITTERBOMB is already raking in accolades: “Sharply written and drawn, with deft insight into the trappings of celebrity culture, GLITTERBOMB just might be the ultimate Hollywood horror story,” said Karen Berger, founder of DC’s Vertigo imprint.

Glitterbomb” #1 hits stores everywhere Wednesday, September7th, 2016.

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Netflix & Marvel Release New Poster For Their Upcoming Bing-Watch Series: “Luke Cage”

There is now a new adjective in the vernacular of pop culture and it’s thanks to Netfilx…”bing-watch.”  Netflix has changed the way we watch TV by releasing entire seasons of their series all at once.  Personally, I love it and actively participate in “binge-watching” their series, specifically their MARVEL properties.

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From Daredevil, to Jessica Jones, back to Daredevil and beginning on September 30th, we’ll be hunkered down on our couch, box of Junior Mints in our hands as their new Marvel series, “Luke Cage” takes up hours of our free time.  (It’s ok though, we LOVE what the partnership between Marvel and Netflix has spawned to date and we are highly confident that this series will be more of the same awesomeness we have come to expect.)

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With San Diego Comic Con just around the corner, Marvel and Netflix have revealed the key art poster for the upcoming series and yep, we love it.  Marvel’s chief creative officer, legenday artist, Joe Quesada took the reigns on this one and he nailed it. (Like there would be any doubt right?)

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“After a sabotaged experiment leaves him with super strength and unbreakable skin,” begins the official blurb, “Luke Cage becomes a fugitive trying to rebuild his life in modern day Harlem, New York City. But he is soon pulled out of the shadows and must fight a battle for the heart of his city – forcing him to confront a past he had tried to bury.”

If you are going to 2016 SDCC, stop by Marvel’s booth, #2329 and get this poster signed by Quesada himself.  (Please tell him Blurppy says “Hi”.)

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Based Off Stephen King’s Bestselling Book, Lionsgate’s “Cell” Coming To Blu-ray & DVD Sept. 27

“There are over 6 billion cell phones in the world… they connect us…. what if… they controlled us?”

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Experience action-packed terror as two men race against the clock to stop a horde of rabid killers as their city descends into apocalyptic madness in the pulse-pounding thriller, Cell, arriving on Blu-ray (plus Digital HD), DVD (plus Digital), and Digital HD on September 27 from Lionsgate. The film is currently available On Demand. Based on Stephen King’s chilling book, the film stars John Cusack (Love & Mercy) alongside Oscar® nominee Samuel L. Jackson (Best Supporting Actor, Pulp Fiction, 1994) and Stacy Keach (The Bourne Legacy). Cell was directed by Tod Williams from a screenplay by Stephen King and Adam Alleca. The home entertainment release of Cell contains audio commentary with the director and a look behind the scenes of the film in the “To Cell and Back” featurette. The Cell Blu-ray and DVD will be available for the suggested retail price of $24.99 and $19.98, respectively.

cellStephen King’s best-selling novel is brought to terrifying life in this mind-blowing thriller starring John Cusack and Samuel L. Jackson. At the Boston airport, Clay (Cusack) witnesses a scene of chaotic mayhem when an electronic signal turns hundreds of cell phone users into rabid killers. Desperate to find his estranged wife and son, Clay teams with a train driver (Jackson) to battle the horde of murderous “phoners” as the city descends into apocalyptic madness.

Preorder your copy of Lionsgate’s “Cell” HERE.

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Universal’s New Trailer For “The Girl on the Train” Will Leave You Guessing

“What you see CAN hurt you…”

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Today Universal has released a trailer for the upcoming thriller, “The Girl on the Train,” and it looks pretty intense.

Based on Paula Hawkins’ bestselling novel, The Girl on the Train is adapted for the screen by Erin Cressida Wilson and Taylor. The film’s executive producers are Jared LeBoff and Celia Costas, and it will be released by Universal Pictures.

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In the thriller, Rachel (Blunt), who is devastated by her recent divorce, spends her daily commute fantasizing about the seemingly perfect couple who live in a house that her train passes every day, until one morning she sees something shocking happen there and becomes entangled in the mystery that unfolds.

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Emily Blunt, Rebecca Ferguson, Haley Bennett, Justin Theroux, Luke Evans, Allison Janney, Edgar Ramirez, Lisa Kudrow and Laura Prepon star in DreamWorks Pictures’ The Girl on the Train, from director Tate Taylor (The Help, Get on Up) and producer Marc Platt (Bridge of Spies, Into the Woods).

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Give the new trailer a watch and let us know what you think down in the comments section below.

 

 

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Come See “The Enchanted World Of Miyazaki” An Art Tribute To Hayao Miyazaki

Studio Ghibli is a Japanese animation film studio known for some of the most incredible anime feature films ever produced.  The word “Ghibli” is based on the Arabic name for the sirocco (Mediterranean wind) and they chose this name because they wanted to “blow a new wind through the Japanese anime industry.”

Helmed by Japanese film director, producer, screenwriter, animator, author, and manga artist, Hayao Miyazaki, and Isao Takahata, Studio Ghibli has won multiple awards for their work and have secured their place in the hearts of millions of fans around the globe.

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Starting August 6th, in Culver City, California, 22 artists will pay homage to the indelible legacy that Studio Ghibli has already carved for itself into the hallowed halls of pop culture valhalla.

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“San” by Crystal Curtis:  9″ X 12″ marker and ink

The exhibit, “The Enchanted World of Miyazaki” will be held at the 7K square foot, Mid-City Art House.  Opening day begins August 6th, 1pm – 7pm for all ages and then from 7pm – 11pm for 21 and up.  It will also be up for viewing August7th, from 1pm – 7pm.

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“Totored” by Theresa Huynh: 24″ X 24″ acrylic on canvas

The exhibit will feature exclusive, original pieces by: Theresa Huynh, Rayna Lo, Renee Lawter, Donavon Brutus, Madison Hodges, Erin Chow, Menh Voong, Zard Apuya, Vince Chang, Henry Liao, Crystal Curtis, Sophie Diao, Aleta Lee, Lily Wang, Pat Mao, Debbie Chen, Lena Lieu, Dominick Zheng, Zach Wong, Melissa Nhan, Kevan Hom, and Shirley Lee Chen.

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“No Face – Final Supper” by Zard Apuya:  Custom Kidrobot Dunny

A portion of the proceeds will go to Welcome Home Sanctuary.  Welcome Home Sanctuary is a grassroots initiative whose mission is to provide a nurturing space for animals and people to coexist. Our aim is to create an all-inclusive, environmentally-friendly community, and to bring together like-minded people to contribute through the caring of animals and the environment.

CLICK THIS FACEBOOK LINK to learn more about”The Enchanted World of Miyazaki“and sign up for the event.

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