Daily Archives: September 4, 2012

Return of The Great Showdowns by Scott C. – The Exhibition At Galley 1988 Melrose on September 21st.

The last 200 or so Showdowns by Scott C. will be presented in person for you to enjoy at this exhibition on September 21st @ Gallery 1988 on Melrose in LA.

The gallery will also have copies of the brand new Great Showdowns book, new prints and other top-secret things.

This new set of 5 great showdowns will be released the day of the exhibition both online and at the Gallery opening.

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The Amazing Spider-Man Comes to DVD & Blu-ray on November 9th

Sony Pictures Home Entertainment has officially announced Marc Webb’s The Amazing Spider-Man for home release on Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack, Blu-ray 3D Combo Pack, DVD, and as a Limited Edition Gift Set on Friday, November 9th. All versions also include UltraViolet digital versions of the film.

The new take on the iconic Marvel Comics character stars Andrew Garfield (The Social Network) as Peter Parker, a.k.a. Spider-Man, and Emma Stone (The Help) as Gwen Stacy. The film also features Rhys Ifans (Notting Hill) as Dr. Curt Connors, a.k.a. The Lizard, Denis Leary (“Rescue Me”) as Captain Stacy, Campbell Scott (“Damages”) as Richard Parker, and Irrfan Khan (Slumdog Millionaire) as Rajit Ratha. Rounding out the all-star cast are Martin Sheen (“The West Wing”) as Uncle Ben and two-time Academy Award winner for Best Actress, Sally Field (Norma Rae, 1979; Places in the Heart, 1984), as Aunt May.

Special features can be viewed HERE.

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Breaking Bad Creator, Vince Gilligan Answers Midseason Finale Questions

The following contains spoilers for those who have not seen the midseason finale episode. 

Has Walt’s cancer returned? How will Hank react to his big discovery? Will Jesse return to the meth business? Will there be a time jump in the final episodes?

Breaking Bad creator Vince Gilligan addresses these burning questions with Entertainment Weekly about Sunday night’s midseason finale. Read the interview HERE.

The final eight episodes of Breaking Bad will air next summer.

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Sketchtravel, The Picture Book That Traveled Around The World

Daisuke Tsutsumi, Art Director at Pixar had an idea with his friend, illustrator Gérald Guerlais, to create a picture book that would travel around the planet so that illustrators could fill it with their remarkable images.

6 years in the making, 71 participating artists and more than 56,000 miles of travel was what it took to complete Sketchtravel.

The rules were simple, an artist would illustrate a blank page and once completed deliver the book in person to the next guest artist.

This traveling paper museum resulted in the personal visions of exceptional illustrators, animators and comic book artists, including Bill Plympton, James Jean, Rebecca Dautremer, Glen Keane, Frederick Back, and Hayao Miyazaki.

The project culminated in an auction of the original book in Brussels on October 17, 2011. Proceeds from the auction and royalties from the book’s publication were donated to the international literacy non-profit, Room to Read.

An edition of this book was fortunately just published by Chronicle Books and it can be purchased HERE for $40.

Lastly, a Sketchtravel – Collectors Deluxe Edition ($250) was published in Paris in 2011.

The deluxe version comes in a card stock case resembling the Sketchtravel wood case. The book was designed to match the original including the paper cuts and pop ups without any text. A separate booklet is included with all the text and additional images in it.

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Apple Confirms September 12th iPhone Event

Confirming months of rumors, Apple has officially announced a special event for September 12, 2012, expected to see the launch of the next-generation iPhone. The invitation graphic reads “It’s almost here,” with a large number 12 casting the number “5” as a shadow—a hint, perhaps, that Apple has chosen to go with the name “iPhone 5” for the sixth-generation iPhone.

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The Rolling Stones Announce ‘GRRR!’ Greatest Hits Album Including Two New Songs To Be Released In November

The Rolling Stones, ABKCO Music & Records and Universal Music Group are pleased to announce the release of GRRR! by the Rolling Stones on the 12th November 2012 for the world, excluding North America, and on the 13th November 2012 in North America.

Available in five different formats, including a three-CD 50 track version including 50 tracks, and a four-CD super-deluxe version gathering a whopping 80 tracks, the collection tells the fascinating ongoing story of the Greatest Rock’n’Roll Band In The World, from their high octane version of Chuck Berry’s “Come On”, their first single issued in June 1963, via the thrilling chart-toppers “The Last Time”, “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction”, “Get Off Of My Cloud”, “Jumping Jack Flash”, “Honky Tonk Women” and the perennial juke-box and concert favourites “Brown Sugar”, “Tumbling Dice”, “Miss You” and “Start Me Up”, all the way to the present day with the inclusion of “Gloom And Doom” and “One Last Shot”, two new studio recordings recently completed by the group in Paris, France in August 2012.

These brand new recordings constitute the first time Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts and Ronnie Wood have all been together in the recording studio since completing the exalted A Bigger Bang album in 2005, and follow on from the critically-acclaimed expanded re-releases of the historic 40th Anniversary live Madison Square Garden concert Get Yer Ya-Ya’s Out in November 2009, and of two of their seventies masterworks, Exile on Main St., in May 2010, and Some Girls, in November 2011.

All GRRR! formats will feature a striking painting by award-winning American artist Walton Ford, who has created the latest in a long line of iconic artwork that has always been part of the band’s DNA.

GRRR! Greatest Hits Formats:

- 50 Track 3CD album: 3CD / 50 tracks in a digipack with 24 page booklet

- 50 Track 3CD Deluxe Edition: 3CD / 50 tracks in a DVD size box with 36 page hardback book and 5 postcards

- Super Deluxe Edition Box Set: 4CD / 80 tracks plus Bonus CD, 7″ Vinyl, Hardback book, Poster, 5 postcards in a presentation box

- 12” Vinyl Box Set: 5 x 12″ Vinyl / 50 tracks in a casebound LP Box

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BATMAN # 0

To celebrate the one-year anniversary of the DC Universe relaunch, all September issues will feature #0 issues that will explore the history of DC characters from before the relaunch.

Batman # 0 ($2.99) will feature a young Bruce Wayne returning to Gotham, establishing his life and role before moving back into the Manor and taking over Wayne Industries. And before formally becoming Batman. Some of what we see here will have major ramifications in later stories.

Writer Scott Snyder promises this will not be a rehash of Batman: Year One and will have new allies, enemies, twists, and a few surprises!

With art by Greg Capullo and Jonathan Glapion, this issue reveals the early steps of building everything that surrounds Batman – the costume, the cave, the car, the gadgets!

Look for Batman # 0 at your local comic store or e-Reader on September 12th. Get an advance look at the comic HERE.

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