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Jerry Seinfeld & Patton Oswalt On Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee

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Jerry Seinfeld and his special guest, Patton Oswalt, drive a 1981 DeLorean DMC-12 to The Handsome Coffee Roasters for some coffee. Watch it HERE.

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Maine Magazine Interviews Author Joe Hill

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As soon as the writer Joe Hill began appearing in public, it quickly became clear that he looks an awful lot like that other Maine horror writer, his dad – Stephen King. 

In order to blaze his own trail, Joe decided to drop the “King” from his name. In the years following this bold move, Hill has published a book of short stories, multiple novels, an award winning comic book series and we will soon be seeing a big screen adaptation of his book Horns, starring Daniel Radcliffe as the demon in suburbia.

Joe took a few minutes to chat with Maine Magazine and you can read the interview HERE.

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Zack Snyder Talks Batman vs. Superman During Man of Steel Fan Event

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Batman vs. Superman director Zach Snyder prompted artists Dave Correia, Alex Pardee, and Jonathan Wayshak to interpret the iconic comic book characters and the results can be seen below.

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You can now bid on the pieces by clicking here and all proceeds from the auctions go to the “We Can Be Heroes” campaign to fight the hunger crisis in Ethiopia, Somalia and Kenya.

Also during the Man of Steel Fan Event, Snyder issued a few teases for the highly-anticipated movie. The first was this passing comment “Lex loves calling him an alien.” Could this be an indication of Luthor’s involvement in the upcoming film or was it a general character statement?

In addition, Snyder teased that we may see how his “taking care of” General Zod in Man of Steel has affected Superman in the upcoming sequel.

Snyder also mentioned he’d love for composer Hans Zimmer to return for the film, especially given his famous score from Christopher Nolan’s “Dark Knight Trilogy,” saying: “I think it would be awesome if Hans did the movie because he has that challenge.” When asked previously about his involvement, Zimmer said: “The thought right now is that no, I don’t want to go and take what I did with Chris and just plonk it into another movie.” Remember, he had a change of heart regarding scoring Man of Steel as well. It’s still possible he could return.

Furthermore, rumors began last week that the sequel’s production was setting up shop in Yorkville, IL for some Kent farm scenes and today Snyder was asked if they would return to Plano, Illinois for more Smallville scenes in the sequel. When prompted, Snyder smiled and replied: “I can’t say.”

Batman vs. Superman will feature the return of Henry Cavill as Superman, facing off against Ben Affleck as Bruce Wayne/Batman. Also starring Amy Adams, Diane Lane and Laurence Fishburne, Batman vs. Superman hits theaters on July 17, 2015.


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X-Men Adamantium Collection

Fox has announced that the X-Men: The Adamantium Collection ($199) will be available on December 3, 2013.

This collection includes all six X-Men films on Blu-ray (X-Men (2000), X2 (2003), X-Men: The Last Stand (2006), X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009), X-Men: First Class (2011), The Wolverine (2013)), in exclusive “claw” packaging.

A bonus disc features an exclusive one-hour documentary that traces the incredible efforts of the stars, filmmakers and comic world icons who brought Wolverine and the rest of the extraordinary mutant world to life. Watch brand-new, intimate interviews with Hugh Jackman, Patrick Stewart, Ian McKellen, Liev Schrieber, Famke Janssen and many more…hear their stories, share their favorites moments and memories…relive the journey from comic book to the big screen that resonated with audiences around the world and ignited a legendary, extraordinary, unstoppable film franchise!

There is also an open slot for X-Men: Days of Future Past to complete your X-Men collection.

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Do You Want To Know What J.J. Abrams’ S. Is About?

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J.J. Abrams discussed some bits and pieces regarding his upcoming book simply titled S. in this New York Times interview. The book will be released on Tuesday October 29, 2013.

“There is the novel itself (“Ship of Theseus”), which stands alone as its own story, and then there are the notes in the margins: a conversation and investigation and mystery and love story between two people, which is both connected to and separate from the central text. Then, there is the editor of the book, who appears in an introduction and in footnotes. So there were many characters and points of view to balance. It felt less like film or TV, and more like concocting something insane and very special.”

The Hollywood writer, director and producer, and author was inspired by Chris Ware’s work. “His graphic novels have the emotional wallop of a Philip Roth or Thomas Pynchon.”

You can check out the book’s website HERE.

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Miracleman Returns: Marvel To Publish Ground-Breaking Original Series & New Stories By Neil Gaiman

Long out of print, Marvel Comics is pleased to announce that the stories that injected new levels of sophistication into the super hero genre will finally see the light of day once again! Starting this January, Marvel will begin publishing the legendary run of Miracleman by the original creators that began in Warrior Magazine and continued under now defunct publisher Eclipse Comics!

Fans lucky enough to have read these trailblazing stories when they were originally produced have often referred to this legendary run on Miracleman as “the lost Watchmen,” and Marvel is proud to finally bring these incredible comics to an audience that has clamored for them.

“We’ve been working with the Miracleman artists to obtain original artwork or photostats in every instance possible, and then applying the same painstaking restoration methods and rigorous quality standards that are utilized on the Marvel Masterworks line. The Marvel Special Projects team have even been developing some new techniques specifically for this project. These Miracleman issues will receive the most advanced restoration possible to ensure the most authentic reading experience,” says SVP of Marvel Publishing David Gabriel. “The art is crisp, clear, and looks as good – if not better than the day it was published! Also, the stories are being completely relettered to meet today’s standards.”

Making these stories available to an entirely new generation is one thing – but following the original groundbreaking run, the epic more than 30 years in the making will reach it’s cataclysmic conclusion! You heard correctly – Marvel will also be publishing all-new Miracleman stories from legendary creators Neil Gaiman and Mark Buckingham! Long left unfinished, Gaiman and Buckingham’s famous storyline will ultimately see the light of day!

“The tragedy of Miracleman was that we published two issues, wrote three and a half – and then it all stopped,” Gaiman said, in an interview with Marvel.com. “And Miracleman #25 has been sitting in the darkness – nobody has seen it. It was drawn, it was written, it was lettered over 20 years ago.”

Re-presented in serialized form, each issue of Miracleman features additional content including new art, interviews with the creators as well as new covers from some of the industry’s most legendary artists! Look for Miracleman #1 in print and digital this January!

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The Wes Anderson Collection By Matt Zoller Seitz

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Wes Anderson is one of the most influential voices from the past two decades of American cinema. A true auteur, Anderson is known for the visual artistry, inimitable tone, and idiosyncratic characterizations that make each of his films—Bottle Rocket, Rushmore, The Royal Tenenbaums, The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou, The Darjeeling Limited, Fantastic Mr. Fox, and Moonrise Kingdom—instantly recognizable as “Andersonian.”

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The Wes Anderson Collection ($40) is the first in-depth overview of Anderson’s filmography, guiding readers through his life and career. Previously unpublished photos, artwork, and ephemera complement a book-length conversation between Anderson and award-winning critic Matt Zoller Seitz. The interview and images are woven together in a meticulously designed book that captures the spirit of his films: melancholy and playful, wise and childish—and thoroughly original.

The 336 page hardcover is filled with 400 color and black-and-white photographs and will be in stores on October 1, 2013.

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Beautiful LEGO By Mike Doyle

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Mix hundreds of thousands of LEGO bricks with dozens of artists, and what do you get? Beautiful LEGO By Mike Doyle ($30), a compendium of LEGO artwork that showcases a stunning array of pieces ranging from incredibly lifelike replicas of everyday objects and famous monuments to imaginative renderings of spaceships, mansions, and mythical creatures.

You’ll also meet the minds behind the art. Interviews with the artists take you inside the creative process that turns simple, plastic bricks into remarkable LEGO masterpieces

The 280 page paperback book will be released on October 7, 2013.

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Guillermo del Toro’s Cabinet of Curiosities: Limited Edition

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For more than two decades, writer-director Guillermo del Toro has mapped out a territory in the popular imagination that is uniquely his own. From his first feature-length film, the modern classic Cronos, to his best-selling novels, to his latest movie Pacific Rim, del Toro has proven himself to be a one-of-a-kind creative visionary able to bring his singular sensibility equally to Hollywood blockbusters such as Hellboy and to more personal projects such as the Oscar–winning Pan’s Labyrinth.

A spectacular limited edition of Guillermo del Toro Cabinet of Curiosities—ingeniously designed in a partitioned, two-drawer replica of a cabinet and featuring never-before-released artwork and a trio of custom components drawn from his films.

Reflective of the genius of del Toro himself, this specially designed limited edition is encased in a cabinet with partitions and a secret compartment that holds the book. Deluxe in size, Guillermo del Toro Cabinet of Curiosities: Limited Edition features high-quality matte art paper and debossing.

Each limited edition ($750) is signed by del Toro, and includes four never-before-released original art prints, three custom reproductions of iconic props from his movies: Professor Broom’s rosary from Hellboy, the Cronos scarab, and the bone amulet from Hellboy; a replica of a page from the Cronos device instruction manual; four cards reproducing artwork from The Book of Crossroads in Pan’s Labyrinth; and a Certificate of Authenticity.

An essential keepsake for all del Toro fans, this extraordinary collection reproduces the notes, drawings, creatures, and ideas of things to come that fill Guillermo del Toro’s fabled illustrated notebooks. An in-depth interview with writer and filmmaker Marc Scott Zicree explores del Toro’s reigning themes and signature motifs, as well as the literary references, old films, and mythological figures that inspire him. Revealing the acclaimed writer, director, artist, and producer’s private reveries as never before, Guillermo del Toro Cabinet of Curiosities: Limited Edition is a unique record of a truly arresting imagination.

This book will be a visual treasure trove for del Toro fans, as readers get a look at reproductions of his actual journal pages, filled with his handwriting, illustrations, notes in Spanish and English, as well as new annotations that add context and clarity.

Guillermo del Toro’s Cabinet of Curiosities: Limited Edition wii be released on December 3, 2013

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The Dark Knight Trilogy: Ultimate Collector’s Edition Is Available Today

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Christopher Nolan’s reimagining of the Batman franchise beginning with 2005’s Batman Begins enjoyed phenomenal critical and box-office success.

Today (September 24, 2013) Nolan’s three Batman films – Batman Begins, The Dark Knight, and The Dark Knight Rises – will be released by Warner Bros. Home Entertainment as The Dark Knight Trilogy: Ultimate Collector’s Edition. The six-disc set will feature all three films with their existing extra content, two new featurettes and exclusive new collectible memorabilia. This must-own collection for fans of DC Comics’ Caped Crusader is available in premium packaging and will sell for $100.

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About the Ultimate Collector’s Edition (Ultimate Collector’s Edition):

- Disc 1 – Batman Begins Feature and Special Features
- Disc 2 – The Dark Knight Feature
- Disc 3 – The Dark Knight Special Features
- Disc 4 – The Dark Knight Rises Feature
- Disc 5 – The Dark Knight Rises Special Features
- Disc 6 – Bonus Disc of New Special Features (details follow)

New Special Features

- The Fire Rises: The Creation and Impact of The Dark Knight Trilogy - The inside perspective on the fascinating story behind the creation of one of the most celebrated franchises and how it changed the scope of movie making….forever.  Full of never-before-seen footage, rare moments, and exclusive interviews with  Guillermo Del Toro, Damon Lindelof, Michael Mann, Richard Roeper, Zack Snyder and others.

- Christopher Nolan & Richard Donner: A Conversation – For the first time, Directors Christopher Nolan (The Dark Knight Trilogy) and Richard Donner (Superman) sit down to discuss the trials and triumphs involved in bringing the two most iconic superheroes of all time to the big screen, and how Superman influenced Nolan when developing Batman Begins.

- IMAX Sequences: The Dark Knight; The Dark Knight Rises – See your favorite scenes as they were intended in the original IMAX aspect ratio

Exclusive New Memorabilia

- Premium Mattel Hot Wheels Vehicles: Batmobile, Batpod and Tumbler

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- Newly commissioned collectible art cards by Mondo featuring Scarecrow, Joker, Bane, Harvey Dent, and Ra’s al Ghu rendered by Jock

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- 48-page hardcover book featuring production stills and behind the scenes images from all three movies

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About The Films

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Batman Begins (2005)

Batman Begins explores the origins of the Batman legend and the Dark Knight’s emergence as a force for good in Gotham. In the wake of his parents’ murder, disillusioned industrial heir Bruce Wayne (Christian Bale) travels the world seeking the means to fight injustice and turn fear against those who prey on the fearful. He returns to Gotham and unveils his alter-ego: Batman, a masked crusader who uses his strength, intellect and an array of high tech deceptions to fight the sinister forces that threaten the city.

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The Dark Knight (2008)

The follow-up to Batman Begins, The Dark Knight reunites director Christopher Nolan and star Christian Bale, who reprises the role of Batman/Bruce Wayne in his continuing war on crime. With the help of Lt. Jim Gordon (Gary Oldman) and District Attorney Harvey Dent (Aaron Eckhart), Batman sets out to destroy organized crime in Gotham for good. The triumvirate proves effective, but soon find themselves prey to a rising criminal mastermind known as The Joker (Heath Ledger), who thrusts Gotham into anarchy and forces Batman closer to crossing the fine line between hero and vigilante. Maggie Gyllenhaal joins the cast as Rachel Dawes. Returning from Batman Begins are Oldman, Michael Caine as Alfred and Morgan Freeman as Lucius Fox.

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The Dark Knight Rises (2012)

It has been eight years since Batman vanished into the night, turning, in that instant, from hero to fugitive. Assuming the blame for the death of D.A. Harvey Dent, the Dark Knight sacrificed everything for what he and Commissioner Gordon both hoped was the greater good. For a time the lie worked, as criminal activity in Gotham City was crushed under the weight of the anti-crime Dent Act.

But everything will change with the arrival of a cunning cat burglar with a mysterious agenda. Far more dangerous, however, is the emergence of Bane, a masked terrorist whose ruthless plans for Gotham drive Bruce out of his self-imposed exile. But even if he dons the cape and cowl again, Batman may be no match for Bane. Christian Bale stars, along with Michael Caine, Gary Oldman, Anne Hathaway, Tom Hardy, Marion Cotillard, Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Morgan Freeman.

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USA Today Interview With Stephen King

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USA Today featured an interview with Stephen King in which he spoke about Doctor Sleep and offers his insight about how The Shining  influenced his writing of Doctor Sleep.

The author also discusses future projects:

Next for King is a non-supernatural suspense novel, Mister Mercedes, about a deranged terrorist with a bomb. King says he began it before the Boston Marathon bombing, but it’s “too creepily close for comfort.”

The Maine writer also hopes to stay involved with the TV adaptation of his science-fiction novel Under the Dome, a CBS hit that ended its debut season with a cliffhanger Monday. Anticipating a second season, he hopes to write the script of the first episode or “maybe even a couple,” but he won’t say if it will diverge from the novel.

Read the full interview HERE.

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Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy The “Rich Mahogany” Edition Blu-ray Due On December 3, 2013

Celebrate the arrival of the most eagerly awaited film of the millennium by bringing home the insanely funny comedy that started it all: Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy The “Rich Mahogany” Edition Blu-ray arrives in stores everywhere December 3, 2013 from Paramount Home Media Distribution.

Starring Will Ferrell as the titular news anchor who is suddenly faced with the encroaching equality of women in the workplace, Anchorman is a hilarious take on the battle of the sexes. The beloved and treasured film that amazed and inspired a generation also stars Steve Carrell, Paul Rudd, Christina Applegate and Fred Willard.

Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy The “Rich Mahogany” Edition two-disc Blu-ray features three versions of the film: the theatrical version, an unrated version and Wake Up, Ron Burgundy: The Lost Movie, all in glorious high definition.

The Blu-ray also boasts hours of ultra-classy bonus material including bloopers, table reads, cast auditions, deleted and extended scenes, filmmaker and cast commentary, celebrity interviews, the recording session for “Afternoon Delight” and much, much more.

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LG Pranks Unsuspecting Job Applicants With A Fake Meteor Crash To Promote New Ultra HD TV

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To show off the image clarity of their new 84 inch Ultra HD TV, LG frightened unsuspecting job applicants in Chile by staging a fake meteor crash during their interview.

When these unsuspecting individuals entered the office, they were nervous about a job interview, not about the end of the world. That is, until the end of the world happened right before their very eyes! The IPS screen, disguised as a window, was so high-def that people were — apparently — ready to run when they saw the meteor drop.

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Superheroes: A Never Ending Battle To Air On PBS On Tuesday, October 15, 2013

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PBS announced today that Tuesday, October 15, 2013, is “Superheroes Night,” featuring a three-hour block dedicated to the groundbreaking program Superheroes: A Never Ending Battle. The newest film from Emmy Award-winning producer/director Michael Kantor will premiere at 8:00 p.m. ET and include insightful interviews from Stan Lee; actors Adam West (TV’s “Batman”) and Lynda Carter (“Wonder Woman”); Geoff Johns (chief creative officer, DC Comics), Jeph Loeb (head of television for Marvel Entertainment); Pulitzer Prize-winning author Michael Chabon (The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay) and cartoonist/author Jules Feiffer (the long-running strip “Feiffer”), as well as appearances by the late comic book icons Joe Simon (co-creator of Captain America) and Jerry Robinson (who helped create the Joker).

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Narrated and hosted by Liev Schreiber (X-Men Origins: Wolverine, Showtime’s Ray Donovan), Superheroes: A Never Ending Battle is the first documentary to examine the dawn of the comic book genre and its powerful legacy, as well as the evolution of the characters who leapt from the pages over the last 75 years and their ongoing worldwide cultural impact. It chronicles how these “disposable diversions” were subject to intense government scrutiny for their influence on American children and how they were created, in large part, by the children of immigrants whose fierce loyalty to a new homeland laid the foundation for a multi-billion-dollar industry that is now an influential part of our national identity.

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Superheroes: A Never Ending Battle will be presented in three one-hour parts:

Part One, 8 PM: “Truth, Justice, and the American Way” (1938-1958)

During the Depression, the popularity of dozens of superhero characters opens the door for a new generation of artists and writers. World War II creates a patriotic fervor for star-spangled adventurers to represent the American spirit at war and on the home front, but in the 1950s, superheroes are caught in the fire of government scrutiny and regulation. When the thrilling “Adventures of Superman” is broadcast on the new medium of television, America’s first and greatest superhero leads the entire comic book industry to renewed strength.

Part Two, 9 PM: “Great Power, Great Responsibility” (1959-1977)

In the 1960s, a new breed of superhero emerges in the pages of Marvel Comics, inspired by the age of atomic energy and space travel and, in turn, inspiring the pop culture and pop artists of the time. Spider-Man, the Hulk and others are the first to have “problems” with which an adult audience can identify, and contemporary social issues make their way into comic books. Black powerhouses such as the Black Panther and Luke Cage appear on the scene, and the pages of “Green Lantern/Green Arrow” explode with relevant story lines as comic books are forced to confront the reality of an increasingly complex world.

Part Three, 10 PM “A Hero Can Be Anyone” (1978-Present)

Modern enthusiasm for superheroes has been embraced in all forms of media and by all demographics, beginning with the historic Superman movie featuring Christopher Reeve as the Man of Steel. In 1986, Batman is overhauled as The Dark Knight to reflect the nocturnal underside of his character, and Watchmen bring new sophistication to comic book narratives, illuminating a violent and politicized world. In the burgeoning new millennium, superheroes have taken over popular culture with feature films, television shows and video games complementing a new generation of web-based comics that bring superhero adventures to every corner of the world.

A new book based on Superheroes: A Never Ending Battle, titled Superheroes!: Capes, Cowls, and the Creation of Comic Book Culture and penned by series co-writer Laurence Maslon and filmmaker Michael Kantor, will be available October 1, 2013, from Crown Archetype, a division of Random House. This stunning companion volume tells the story of the superhero in American pop culture, with interviews, character biographies and more than 500 illustrations both essential and rare.

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PBS Distribution will release the DVD and Blu-ray version of Superheroes: A Never Ending Battle on October 15, 2013, coinciding with the PBS broadcast. The DVD will be available for a suggested retail price of $24.99 and the Blu-ray will be available for a suggested retail price of $29.99. The running time is 180 minutes and will include exclusive extra features.

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ABC Fall Preview Goes Inside Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

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ABC aired this special behind-the-scenes look at their upcoming series “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” that includes interviews with the cast of the show and some new footage.

Clark Gregg reprises his role of Agent Phil Coulson from Marvel’s feature films as he assembles a small, highly select group of Agents including: Brett Dalton as Agent Grant Ward, Iain De Caestecker as Agent Leo Fitz, Elizabeth Henstridge as Agent Jemma Simmons, Ming-Na Wen as Agent Melinda May and Chloe Bennet as the mysterious computer hacker Skye.

Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. will premiere on ABC on Tuesday, September 24 at 8 PM.

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Batman Black & White Statue Line Turns 50, Relaunches Comic, Hints At Fan-Driven Future

The Batman: Black and White statue line turns 50 today. No, not fifty years old, but fifty statues released! Sean Murphy’s well-balanced Batman makes #50, and the line shows no signs of stopping, with statues already planned through 2015.

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As the line has continued over the last eight years, DC Collectibles has kept it surprisingly tight, releasing as few as four statues a year, despite its popularity. That’s by design, out of a desire to keep it special and not “flood the market.” Keeping the line special and listening to fan feedback is very important to DC Collectibles, in fact, who announced last week that the numbering system will be going back to the Black and White series, due strictly to popular request.

The Batman: Black and White statues came from the Batman: Black and White comic series – and now things have come full circle, with the comic series relaunching in September.

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Newsarama talked with DC Collectible’s Kevin Kiniry (VP, Creative Services) and Jim Fletcher (Design Director, Creative Services) about the line’s continued evolution, how hard it is to do the figurative balancing act of releasing enough but not too many statues and even got some hints about what’s to come in the future of the line.

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Read the interview HERE. For a full list of the statues that have been released so far, please click HERE.

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Cemetery Dance Magazine Issue 70 To Feature Excerpts From Stephen King’s Doctor Sleep & Joe Hill’s NOS4A2

The new issue of Cemetery Dance magazine will ship next month and it includes excerpts from Stephen King’s new novel (Doctor Sleep) and Joe Hill’s most recent novel (NOS4A2), along with an insightful interview with Hard Case Crime publisher Charles Ardai, who just published Joyland by Stephen King!

This is a massive issue, coming in at 136 pages and featuring some of the very best writers of horror fiction and non-fiction working today.

You can get more info HERE.

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The Wolverine Post-Credits Scene Teases X-Men: Days of Future Past

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You may want to stay after the credits of The Wolverine as there is an additional scene that lays the foundation for Bryan Singer’s 2014 sequel, X-Men: Days of Future Past.

“There’s a lot of great actors in it, and if you stick around to the end of the credits of The Wolverine, you’re going to get a really nice little Easter Egg for what Days of Future Past has to offer… which we can’t reveal!”, Hugh Jackman has shared in a recent interview with Digital Spy.

X-Men: Days of Future Past is set to feature a cast that includes Jackman, Sir Patrick Stewart, Sir Ian McKellen, Halle Berry, Ellen Page, Shawn Ashmore and Anna Paquin. A release date for the film has been scheduled for July 18, 2014.

SPOILER ALERT:

If you saw the film but missed the scene, here is a description:

The after the credits scene actually takes place two years after the events of The Wolverine movie. Wolverine is shown walking into an airport. As he enters, he glances up at a TV monitor, which is playing a promotional message for Trask Industries. The tag line for the Trask Industries commercial is “With cutting edge technology and the world’s leading lines, we’re on the front lines, keeping you healthy, keeping you safe. Trask Industries, solving tomorrow’s problems today.”

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When Wolverine gets to the airport metal detector, he tells the agent, “I’ll take the pat down.” The agent turns around and tells someone off screen, “Opt out.” Wolverine looks down at the airport basket where people put their metal objects before going through the metal detector, and all the metal coins and stuff have started shaking and floating up into the air. Then, Wolverine notices other metal near the detector is shaking and rising into the air as well. The metal detector itself starts going haywire, as the red light above it is flashing.

The agent says, “You can go ahead sir,” and Magneto’s voice can be heard responding from behind Wolverine. Wolverine pops out his claws, before whirling around to come face-to-face with Magneto (Ian McKellen’s version). Wolverine is struggling to use his claws on Magneto, but Magneto is using his power to freeze Wolverine’s hand. Wolverine asks, “What do you want?” Magneto replies, “There are dark forces, Wolverine. Human forces building weapons that could bring about the end of our kind. I want your help.”

Wolverine snarls, “Why would I trust you?” Magneto answers, “You wouldn’t.” Magneto releases Wolverine’s hand from his control. Wolverine looks around and notices that everyone in the airport is frozen. Then, a shocked Wolverine spies somebody else and begins to walk forward. It’s Professor X (Patrick Stewart’s version). Professor X wheels around all the frozen people in the airport, heading toward Wolverine. As he reaches Wolverine, Professor X says, “Hello Logan.” A confused Wolverine stammers, “How is this possible?” Professor X responds, “As I told you a long time ago, you’re not the only one with gifts.” After staring at Professor X in almost disbelief, Wolverine glances back and forth between Magneto and Professor X.” The screen goes to black.

Now its Bryan Singer’s job to fully explain how Patrick Stewart’s Charles Xavier is alive after the events of X-Men: The Last Stand.

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Necessary Evil: Super-Villains of DC Comics: New Feature Length Documentary From Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Debuts On Blu-ray October 25

On October 25, the ultimate rogue’s gallery takes center stage when Warner Bros. Home Entertainment releases the new full-length documentary Necessary Evil: Super-Villains of DC Comics.

Christopher Lee, who has played the villain more times than almost any other actor, will provide his unique voice as narrator. The villains’ infamous tales will be told by directors Richard Donner (Superman), Guillermo del Toro (Pacific Rim) and Zack Snyder (Man of Steel) as well as Geoff Johns (best-selling author and DCE’s Chief Creative Officer) and other storytellers, creators and those who have crafted the personalities and profiles of the most nefarious baddies in DC Comics history.

Necessary Evil: Super-Villains of DC Comics explores the thin line between right and wrong, the nature of evil and how super-villains can reflect society’s dark side as well as our own personal fears.  It also attempts to uncover the reasons why comic book fans are so fascinated by the very characters they hope to see defeated.

The film focuses on DC Comics’ most terrifying villains, including The Joker, Lex Luthor, Bane, Black Adam, Black Manta, Catwoman, Darkseid, Deathstroke, Doomsday, General Zod, Sinestro, the Suicide Squad, and more.

Also included are interviews from over forty subjects, including: DC comic book writers, artists, executives, filmmakers, comic experts, critics, historians and celebrities.

Necessary Evil: Super-Villains of DC Comics contains footage from DC Entertainment’s animated series, TV shows, video games and live action films, as well as spotlighting hundreds of covers, pages and panels created by DC Comic’s legendary artists.

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Take A Tour of Comic Book Legend Stan Lee’s Office

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Chris Morrow from CNN has interviewed comic book legend Stan Lee multiple times at San Diego’s Comic-Con. During one of her interviews, she asked Lee if she could visit his Beverly Hills office, and he said yes.

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The 90 year old is the co-creator of Spider Man, Hulk, X Men, Fantastic Four, Iron Man, Thor and many more iconic comic book characters.

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Lee shared some personal interests and stories in the video that you can watch HERE.

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The Feature Length Documentary, Drew: The Man Behind The Poster To Debut At Comic-Con

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Drew: The Man Behind The Poster  is a feature-length documentary highlighting the career of Artist and Illustrator Drew Struzan, whose most popular works include the Indiana Jones, Back to the Future and Star Wars trilogies.

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Telling the tale through exclusive interviews with George Lucas, Steven Spielberg, Harrison Ford, Michael J. Fox, Thomas Jane, Sam Witwer, Frank Darabont, Guillermo del Toro, and many other artists, critics and filmmakers, this film spans the journey of Drew’s early life and career in album cover art through his success as one of the most recognizable and influential movie poster artists of all time, to his most recent ‘post retirement’ life and works of fine art.

Directed by Erik P. Sharkey, the documentary will hit theaters in San Diego later this month, launching the same weekend as Comic-Con.

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The Silver Age of DC Comics Is Now Available

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With super heroes nearly extinct at the start of the 1950s, DC Comics reignited the fire that would make them central to modern popular culture by infusing them with science fiction elements. To circumvent the limitations of the self-censoring Comics Code Authority, DC’s writers and editors spun ever-more fantastic tales, bringing super heroes and Bob Hope alike into the realm of sci-fi. “DC Comics: The Silver Age” chronicles the transformation, with comics’ first-ever “reboot” of Golden Age greats the Flash, Green Lantern, and Hawkman; as well as the increasingly wacky shenanigans of Batman, who was transformed into the reluctant spokesman for the camp sensibility of the ’60s with a hit TV series that immortalized the “Dark Knight” as a pop culture icon for generations to come.

The Silver Age of DC Comics ($60) is now available and includes a new exclusive interview with Deadman/Green Lantern/Batman artist Neal Adams! Taschen’s series on “DC Comics” explores the origins of comics’ most enduring legends and the behind-the-scenes stories of the men who created them, era by era.

Expanded from the Eisner Award-winning XL book, “75 Years of DC Comics”, this new series hits the shelf at a reader friendly size with essays updated by author Paul Levitz and over 500 new images across five volumes. Thousands of covers and interiors, original illustrations, photographs, film stills, and collectibles have been reproduced using the latest technology to bring the story lines, the characters, and their creators to vibrant life, making this an invaluable reference for comics fans.

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After the publication of the 400 page book, Taschen will release three follow-up volumes covering the Bronze Age, Dark Age and Modern Age later in 2013.

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Review: Neil Gaiman At Live Talks LA

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The Alex Theatre in Glendale was packed Thursday night for Live Talks L.A.’s evening with author Neil Gaiman. Entertainment Weekly’s Geoff Boucher led an excellent, conversational interview with Gaiman and asked questions about everything from the author’s writing process to his childhood.

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According to Gaiman, he was completely surprised to learn that his latest novel, “The Ocean at the End of the Lane,” had climbed to the top of the New York Times bestseller list. “Take that, Dan Brown,” a member of the audience shouted (Dan Brown’s “Inferno” is currently number two on the hardcover fiction list).

Read more HERE.

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Stephen King To Appear On CBS Sunday Morning (June 30, 2012)

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Stephen King will be on CBS Sunday Morning this Sunday, June 30th. CBS Sunday Morning airs from 9am to 10:30am EDT, and you can find your local CBS affiliate HERE.

The piece features an interview with Anthony Mason filmed in Bridgton, Maine (the inspiration for Chester’s Mill) and a walk around the set of Under the Dome.


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