Apple Announces September 9, 2015 Event

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Apple has sent out media invitations to its September 9, 2015 event. The invites show a stylized top of the Apple logo with the phrase “Hey Siri, give us a hint.” As rumored, the event is being held at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco and as usual will be held at 10 a.m. Pacific time. It’s expected that we’ll see the new iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus debuted at the event, alongside a new Apple TV as well as official launch dates for iOS 9 and watch OS 2.

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Celebrate Batman Day, September 26, 2015 With DC Comics Co-Publisher Jim Lee At Barnes & Noble At The Grove At Farmers Market

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DC Entertainment is bringing back the fan-favorite event celebrating The Dark Knight. “Batman Day” is back by popular demand and will take place on Saturday, September 26, 2015, kicking off what has become an annual event honoring one of the most popular and iconic Super Heroes and celebrating all Batman books. Fans everywhere are invited to partake in festivities with thousands of comic book retailers, bookstores, schools and libraries participating in the bat-centric event.

To help mark the occasion locally, legendary artist and DCE Co-Publisher Jim Lee will be appearing at The Barnes & Noble at The Grove at 2 p.m. on the 26th. Jim will be signing autographs for the upcoming Batman Noir: Hush (Releasing on September 22, 2015)

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What: Join internationally renowned DC artist and Co-Publisher Jim Lee for a special Batman Day event with a fan signing.
Date: Saturday, September 26, 2015
Time: 2 P.M.
Where: Barnes & Noble at The Grove at Farmers Market.
189 The Grove Drive, Suite K 30
Los Angeles, CA 90036 

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Hero Complex Gallery & THE FIRE WIRE Blog Present The Totally Tubular Pop Culture Giveaway

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Who says, “Nobody gives anything away for free anymore”? We are here to change that and as a thank you to the great poster community we are hosting one of Los Angeles’ BIGGEST pop culture art giveaways EVER!

How do you win? Simply follow The Fire Wire and Hero Complex Gallery’s pages and share this post, along with a pic of your own that exemplifies why you love pop culture. Use the hashtag #HCGFireWireGiveaway and we will select 70 lucky people to attend the Los Angeles giveaway event at Hero Complex Gallery! Yes, you heard right, 70 winners!

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http://firewireblog.com

https://www.facebook.com/THEFIREWIRE

https://twitter.com/larryfire

http://hcgart.com

https://www.facebook.com/HeroComplexGallery

https://twitter.com/HeroComplexArt

The event will be held on September 12, 2015 at Hero Complex Gallery at 7PM and each of the 70 people invited are guaranteed to get a poster, piece of original art, book or toy!

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Here are just a few artists and companies who generously donated their work for this fun and FREE event:

Acme Archives
Ale Giorgini
Aled Lewis
Andy Fairhurst
Bill Sienkiewicz
Bottleneck Art Gallery
Blunt Graffix
Brian Methe
Craig Drake
Cuyler Smith
Dark Inker
Dave Perillo
DKNG
Gabz
Gallery 1988
Gary Pullin
Grey Matter Art
Hero Complex Gallery
Ian Glaubinger
Jason Edminston
Jason Liwag
Jason Weidel
JC Richard
Jerrod Maruyama
Jock
Joey Spioto
Jonathan Burton
Jordan Monsell
Joshua Budich
Kevin Tong
Laurent Durieux
Marie Bergeron
Marko Manev
Matthew Chojnacki
Matt Ferguson
Matt Ryan Tobin
Mick Wiggins
Mike Mitchell
MONDO
Nautilus Art Prints
NECA Toys
Nick Comparone
Nicolas Delort
Orlando Arocena
Patrick Connan
Paul Blow
Paul Shipper
Rich Pellegrino
Robert Bruno
Sam Gilbey
Scott C
Stan & Vince
Steven Holiday
Tim Doyle
Titan Books
Tom Whalen

and here is a very small tease…

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The Princess Bride by Nick Comparone

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Boba Fett OG by Jayson Weidel

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Chewbacca Silhouette by Jordan Monsell

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Joker Sketch by Bill Sienkiewicz

Hang out with some great people, enjoy some delicious refreshments and walk away with a free piece of pop culture. So tell your friends, you won’t want to miss this evening.

Follow HCG and THE FIRE WIRE for more info!

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Target Launches “Share the Force” Campaign

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In anticipation of “Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens,” Target has announced the launch of “Share the Force”, the first digital collection of Star Wars memories.  The collection, which will include celebrity fans Minka Kelly, Chris Hardwick and Bobby Moynihan, will go on to be archived at Lucasfilm – becoming an everlasting example of how we’re all connected by the force.  Until now, no one has attempted to collect and capture memories from the 147 million Star Wars fans throughout the world, and Target is introducing a unique program to unite these generations of fans in a way that only Target can do.

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The “Share the Force” website offers an interactive and shareable way for fans to find their place in the Star Wars galaxy by including their personal memories, resulting in a collection that will span generations, cultures and continents.  Starting today, fans can submit their memories (either photo or story) at ShareTheForce.Target.com to transform their memory with a Star Wars hologram treatment and receive their own galactic coordinates pointing to their permanent place in the galaxy.

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Take a tour of the “Share the Force” experience:

Check out Target’s “Share the Force” online campaign spot here:

Stay tuned for additional details regarding “Force Friday” on September 4, 2015,  when new exclusive merchandise for the release of “Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens” will hit stores nationwide.  Target will join in the product launch excitement with a series of midnight openings across 207 stores to allow fans to experience the new products as they hit shelves.

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Dark Hall Mansion To Release Godzilla Print By Laurent Durieux On August 28, 2015

Dark Hall Mansion, under license from Warner Bros Entertainment, will release a print based on one of the most influential and classic of all Sci-Fi films, Godzilla.

First appearing in 1954, Godzilla’s impact and influence on worldwide culture is both inescapable and undeniable! The artist chosen for this Seminal Film Series project is Laurent Durieux and the poster will be released this Friday, August 28, 2015.

The essence of DHM’s Seminal Film Series is to showcase an artist’s work in print in a manner that is visually striking, compelling, and hopefully at times, provocative. Dark Hall Mansion feels Laurent has done just that with his Godzilla. His pieces do not just entertain but provoke thought and consideration. His Standard edition’s color palette evocatively underscores his visual’s powerful thematics while his Variant edition has a darker intensity harkening to the film’s black and white origins, its visuals strikingly offset with only Godzilla’s name rendered via kanji.

You can read a great interview with the artist about this project on blurppy.com HERE.

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Godzilla Standard Print By Laurent Durieux
24″ X 36″
Edition of 350 $65
Godzilla Select Foil Edition of 20 (based on STD artwork) $150

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Godzilla Variant Print By Laurent Durieux
24″ X 36″
Edition of 125  $100
Godzilla Select Foil Edition of 20 (based on Variant artwork) $150
Godzilla Select Giclee Printed on Canvas Edition of 15 (based on Variant artwork) $275

 

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iHome iSP5 SmartPlug

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iHome’s first intelligent product is the Wi-Fi enabled iSP5 SmartPlug ($40). Connect products such as lamps, fans, or humidifiers and control them remotely while you’re home or even while you’re not.

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– Wi-Fi Enabled, no hub required
– Lets you control small appliances up to 1800 watts or under, including lights, window air conditioners, fans, portable heaters, coffee makers, home audio systems and more
– Compatible with Apple HomeKit and Siri to turn off and on connected appliances, lights and more with a single voice command (iOS 8 or higher required), simple speak and your home responds
– Create Scenes: With this SmartPlug wall plug you can create your own scenes and rooms such as ‘Away’ and manage all Smart Plugs in that scene

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The Must List: Ranking The Best In 25 Years of Pop Culture

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Get ready to obsess over the last twenty-five years of pop culture hits, misses, and cult classics. The Must List: Ranking the Best in 25 Years of Pop Culture is an elegantly packaged, gift-worthy compilation of 100 illustrated top 25 lists celebrating the best in TV, movies, books, and music from the editors of Entertainment Weekly.

Beginning with an introduction highlighting the “25 Things We’ve Forgotten About 1990”, this full-color, deep-dive into the past twenty-five years of obsessive pop-culture coverage features the magazine’s incisive criticism, trademark humor, and 2,500 amazing moments.

Featured topics include: Greatest Villains, One-Hit Wonders, Best Superheroes, Mobsters, Zombies, Dystopias, Shocking Snubs, Unsexiest Sexy Moments, British Imports, Memorable Deaths, Late Night Comedy Wars, and many more binge-worthy lists.

The 192 page hardcover will be released on October 6, 2015.

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The Poster Posse Announces Their First Solo Show: Star Wars: An Art Odyssey

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For their first solo show, the art collective known as The Poster Posse has collaborated with Le Cafe’ Pixel Gallery in Marseille, France along with Acme Archives Ltd. and Lucasfilm on an exclusive, officially licensed Star Wars exhibit titled: “Star Wars: An Art Odyssey”.

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The exhibit will feature over 80 original pieces of art and will take place from November 10th, 2015 through January 3, 2016. As an added bonus the exhibition will also be the main attraction of “Star Wars Village” during the Hero Festival convention which takes place on November 7th and November 8th.

Read the announcement HERE and stay tuned for more information about this exciting exhibition of galactic proportions!

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Villains Are Rising In The New Gotham Trailer

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FOX has released the new Gotham trailer for Season Two.

Everyone knows the name Commissioner Gordon. He is one of the crime world’s greatest foes, a man whose reputation is synonymous with law and order. But what is known of Gordon’s story and his rise from rookie detective to Police Commissioner? What did it take to navigate the multiple layers of corruption that secretly ruled Gotham City, the spawning ground of the world’s most iconic villains? And what circumstances created them – the larger-than-life personas who would become Catwoman, The Penguin, The Riddler, Two-Face and The Joker?

Gotham is an origin story of the great DC Comics super villains and vigilantes, revealing an entirely new chapter that has never been told. From executive producer/writer Bruno Heller (“The Mentalist,” “Rome”), “Gotham” follows one cop’s rise through a dangerously corrupt city teetering on the edge of evil and chronicles the birth of one of the most popular super heroes of our time. The series stars Ben McKenzie, Donal Logue, Sean Pertwee, Robin Lord Taylor, Erin Richards, David Mazouz, Camren Bicondova, Zabryna Guevara, Cory Michael Smith, Victoria Cartagena, Andrew Stewart Jones, and John Doman. Newcomers for the second season include Natalie Alyn Lind, Jessica Lucas, James Frain, and Michael Chiklis.

Gotham will return to FOX on Monday, September 21, 2015.

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MONDO Announces Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: 1/6 Scale Leonardo Figure, TMNT Poster by Rich Kelly & Pins

Leonardo, the stoic leader of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles will be available for the first time in 1/6 Scale starting this Thursday! MONDO first premiered these figures at San Diego Comic-Con in July, and are thrilled to open Pre-Orders this week. Based on the original Eastman & Laird comic book, Leonardo features 25+ points of articulation and interchangeable heads & hands, with weapons & accessories taken right from the pages of the comic book, available for $149.99. This is the first in Mondo’s 1/6 Scale TMNT series.

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Accessories Include:

 – Classic Comic Red Mask Head
 – Cartoon Blue Mask Head
 – Dual Katana and Scabbards
 – 1 set of C-Grip Hands
 – 1 set of Climbing Claw Hands
 – Unique “Pointing Finger of Leadership” Hand
 – 2 Four-Point Shuriken
 – 2 Eight-Point Shuriken
 – Grappling Hook and Cord
 – Utrom Blaster
 – Belt with Scabbard Straps
 – Pre-Mutation Splinter
 – Pre-Mutation Baby Leonardo

Limited to 500, the Mondo Exclusive version will also include Shredder’s Destroyed Gauntlet from TMNT Issue #1. The price of the exclusive version is $159.99.  Find out more about the 1/6 Scale Turtle Series (including a subscription option) on the MONDO blog.

Tomorrow MONDO will release a new poster for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze by Rich Kelly!

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TMNT II: The Secret of the Ooze by Rich Kelly
24″x36″ screen print.
Hand numbered
Edition of 300
$45

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Enamel Pins. Based on the 1/6 Scale Turtle Designs. Approx. 3/4″. $10 each

The poster by Rich Kelly & pins will go on sale at a random time tomorrow, August 25th. The 1/6 Scale Leonardo Figure will be available for Pre-Order Thursday, August 27th. Please follow MONDO on Twitter for the on sale announcement.

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