Disney Infinity: Marvel Super Heroes (2.0 Edition) Heads To San Diego During Comic-Con Week

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With San Diego Comic-Con taking place next week, Disney Interactive is excited to share details on all of the Disney Infinity: Marvel Super Heroes’ activities during the show. From hands-on previews to hosting a Pop-Up Shop and games panel with Executive Producer John Vignocchi, Disney Infinity: Marvel Super Heroes will have something for everyone.

Key highlights include:

Disney Infinity Pop-Up Shop: From July 23-26, the Disney Infinity Pop-Up Shop, located at 343 4th Ave. (between J & K streets), will be the official headquarters of Disney Infinity. Open to the public from 5PM-10PM each day, fans will have their first hands-on experience with the game where they can play in both the Play Set mode as well as the newly updated Toy Box mode. Fans will be able to pre-order Disney Infinity: Marvel Super Heroes and be treated to special guests, giveaways and other surprises.

Marvel Unlimited Plus Members Event: On July 24 from 3PM-5PM, Marvel Unlimited Plus Members can access the Pop-Up Shop for a special Open House event.  There will be special giveaways and other surprises.

D23 Member Event: On July 26 from 2PM-4PM, D23 Members can access the Pop-Up Shop for a special Disney-themed event. Alex Hirsch, creator of Disney Channel’s “Gravity Falls,” will be on site for an autograph session. There will be special giveaways and other surprises.

Marvel Games Panel (Room #6A): On July 26 from 12:30PM -1:30PM, Disney Infinity Executive Producer John Vignocchi will participate in the Marvel Games Panel to talk about Disney Infinity: Marvel Super Heroes and reveal big news. Marvel will also be making a series of announcements for upcoming games. Be sure to check it out for more surprises and limited edition giveaways.

Marvel Booth (#2329): The Marvel booth will host Disney Infinity: Marvel Super Heroes game demos and attendees will have a chance to play and pre-order the game. John Vignocchi will host daily on-stage presentations. There will also be limited edition giveaways and autograph sessions with special guests.

Microsoft Game Lounge (San Diego Hyatt): Disney Infinity: Marvel Super Heroes will be showcased and fans will have the opportunity to get hands-on time with the game.

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ThinkGeek To Release Star Trek Phaser Remote Control In November 2014

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Created using 3D scans of the actual prop used on the original Star Trek series, this phaser remote control will be officially revealed at ThinkGeek’s San Diego Comic Con booth next week.

The learning remote will control of IR-based devices using up to 36 stored commands. The device relies solely on motion gestures for its functions. Any motion you can think of—as long as they’re all relatively unique—can be used to control volume, change channels, or start a recording.

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The phaser remote also includes authentic sound effects, vibrating force feedback, and the ability to lock out other users with a private passcode. It’s expected to be available in November for around $150.

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Gallery 1988 Announces Joey Spiotto’s First Gallery Show Opening On August 1, 2014

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On Friday, August 1, 2014 Gallery 1988 will host Joey Spiotto’s first gallery show.

The show will include 50 all new pieces inspired by some of the artist’s favorite Movies, Music, Video Games, and TV shows done in the style of the “Little Golden Books” that we all know and love from our childhood.

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Marvel Announces Superior Iron Man # 1

Marvel is proud to announce the release of Superior Iron Man #1 by series writer Tom Taylor (Injustice: Gods Among Us) and series artist Yildiray Çinar (Supergirl). Beginning in November 2014, Tony Stark will give into his ego and return to his billionaire playboy roots of self-obsession and superficiality.

Senior Editor Mark “Panic” Paniccia says, “What’s fun about Superior Iron Man is we get to see Tony Stark in a different mode. He’s very much like he was before Iron Man’s origin, before Tony became a Super Hero…a narcissistic, selfish profiteer. And Tom Taylor is having a blast with this personality, giving us an Iron Man that is bound to ruffle some fans’ feathers but will secretly—I think—find to be a guilty pleasure.”

“He’s self-obsessed. Cunning. Superficial. Superior,” explains writer Tom Taylor. “He has given Extremis to the people. Extremis can now be downloaded as a mobile app through any smart device in San Francisco and this creates Tony’s idea of a Utopia, which he is very happy to be at the heart of. But not everyone is buying Tony’s Paradise.

Superior Iron Man will also feature recent “City by the Bay” transplant – Daredevil!

“Daredevil may be blind but he can see the cracks in Stark’s Brave New World,” says Taylor. “In a way this is all an allegory for the technology that now rules our lives. The corruption that comes from this technology and the dependence we each have on it.”

For more details on Superior Iron Man, All-New Captain America and Thor, visit the Avengers NOW! hub on Marvel.com for interviews with Rick Remender, Jason Aaron and more.

Superior Iron Man #1 will be available this November in all local comic book retailers and available in the Marvel Digital Comics Store.

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Batman: The Complete Television Series Coming November 11, 2014

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment will release Batman: The Complete Television Series on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD on November 11, 2014.

The most anticipated home entertainment release in fanboy history will be featured on thousands of hotel key cards at Comic-Con International in San Diego next week. Spread across more than 40 hotels in the greater San Diego area, the key cards feature images of Batman, Robin, the iconic series logo, and the November 11 street date. Pre-orders are now available at your favorite online retailer.

Batman stars Adam West, Burt Ward and Julie Newmar will discuss the landmark home entertainment release at a special Comic-Con panel in Hall H on Thursday, July 24 from 6:00-7:00pm. Moderated by Ralph Garman, the panel will give fans an inside sneak peek at dazzling HD remastered footage from the landmark series, as well as an advance look at the limited edition box set and reveals of the exclusive bonus content.

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Acme Archives To Debut New Star Wars Art Pieces At San Diego Comic Con

Acme Archives will debut some new Star Wars pieces at San Diego Comic-Con.These will be available for purchase at our booth 5629  Hall B at the con – or online on the dates listed below.

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“This Could Be It Sweetheart” by Bannister – limited edition of 395 lithograph. Online purchase will be available starting 6pm EST July 23rd at darkinkart.com 

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Slave 1 TechPlate – limited edition techplate of 295 – printed on brushed aluminum dibond. Online purchase will be available July 28rd at acmearchivesdiect.com 

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“Rebel Princess” Jerry Vanderstelt – limited edition giclées on paper or canvas 95 each. Online purchase will be available July 28rd at acmearchivesdiect.com  

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New Captain America Will Be African American

Revealed on tonight’s episode of “The Colbert Report,” Steve Rogers will pass the shield on to Sam Wilson. The official press release is posted below along with new art of Wilson in the costume!

Robbed of his superior strength and vitality, Steve Rogers must surrender his blues for a sturdy cane. He’s not about to fade away just yet though. The old maxims hold true: If dead men declared the war and old men talk about it, a young man must rise and continue the fight. If Steve Rogers can no longer hurl his mighty shield, then he’ll hand it to one who can carry it across the battlefield, above the clouds, to greater heights than ever before.

This fall, Sam Wilson flies where eagles dare, as the intrepid Falcon assumes his new role as Captain America. A new chapter begins in ‘All-New Captain America” #1 by Rick Remender and Stuart Immonen.

“This is it,” says Remender of the culmination of two years of storytelling in ‘Captain America’ and the dawning of “All-New Captain America”. “This is the fireworks factory we’re arriving at, and now everything’s going to blow up and be very pretty and exciting to look at. It leads into an evolution of Steve Rogers’ character that I had very early when I was given the job. I think that it’s important with these stories to do things that are natural and make sense and have an inherent logic to the universe, but are also constantly shifting and exciting, keeping the drama high. In order to do that it really comes down to creating new dynamics.

“I’ve been having a lot of fun writing Sam. It’s a completely different attitude. The fact that he’s not a soldier shifts things up a bit. Sam’s not going to be Steve. Steve can be very rigid. That can be kind of joyless at times, whereas Sam is absolutely not that.”

“While Sam shares many of Steve’s beliefs in a general sense, he’s also a very different person with a very different background,” adds editor Tom Brevoort, “He didn’t grow up in the 1930s, he’s a modern day man in touch with the problems of the 21st Century. For most of his professional life, Sam has worked as a social worker, so he’s seen the worst of urban society up close, and how crime, poverty, lack of social structure and opportunity can affect the community. So he’s got perhaps a greater focus on the plight of the common man, and perhaps a greater empathy for the underprivileged than maybe even Steve himself. He’s also not a military man, so he’s more apt to be instinctively skeptical of any situation that calls for just following orders. Sam, like Steve, will be led by his personal morality and beliefs as to what is right and what is wrong—and where his beliefs may differ in their shading from those of the previous Cap are where the interesting stories will be found.”

Remender paints a picture of Sam’s specially designed suit, incorporating the wings of the Falcon persona while still bearing the unmistakable stars and stripes of the Captain America role.

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First Official Photos from Avengers: Age of Ultron Revealed

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Entertainment Weekly has debuted the first official photos from the upcoming Avengers: Age of Ultron including some behind-the-scenes shots. Keep your eyes peeled while looking through them and you’ll notice Don Cheadle makes an appearance! Check them all out below.

The pictures appear in this week’s Comic Con double special edition.

Currently filming in London, the sequel stars Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson​, Jeremy Renner, Samuel L. Jackson, Thomas Kretschmann, Aaron Taylor Johnson, Elizabeth Olsen and James Spader. Written and directed once again by Joss Whedon, Avengers: Age of Ultron will open on May 1, 2015.

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MONDO To Release Batman: The Animated Series Music On Limited Edition Vinyl

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Coming to Comic-Con next week, MONDO will release five different Batman: The Animated Series Limited Edition Vinyl albums each with their own distinctive illustration created especially for the 7″ vinyl record format.

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Harley Quinn: Art by Matt Taylor

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Mr Freeze: Art by Alan Hynes

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Clayface: Art by Gary Pullin

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Man-Bat: Art by Tom Whalen

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The Joker: Art by Mike Mitchell

The remaining designs will be showcased later this morning by DC Entertainment via its DC All Access video series, which you can expect to see go live at 10:00am PST on DC’s official YouTube channel.

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Meet The Saviors of San Fransokyo In Big Hero Six

When the city of San Fransokyo is in danger, a group of youngsters comes together to take down evil, science-style, in the Disney/Marvel animated film Big Hero 6 (in theaters Nov. 7). Directors Don Hall and Chris Williams provide the rundown on this new superhero team.

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Hiro Hamada (voiced by Ryan Potter)

Like the 18-year-old playing him, Hiro is a half-Japanese, half-Caucasian kid with energy to spare. Luckily for his hometown, though, Hiro is also a super-genius who turns his nurse robot, Baymax, into a formidable, action-movie presence when a threat arises. And while he doesn’t have any actual superpowers per se, Hiro dons a flight suit with a red circle on the glove that magnetically connects to the back of Baymax, and they can act as a tag team in battle, Hall says. “They’re symbiotic in that way.”

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Baymax (Scott Adsit)

Because the character was so special to the filmmakers, they cast a wide net to find the right performer. Adsit, a comedian and former star of 30 Rock, brings both comedy and humanity to Baymax, who evolves from a passive robot into a figure ready for a fight. Adsit has such sharp timing, Williams says, that “there are moments when there’s real emotion that seems to poke through without breaking the rules of Baymax being a robot.”

Fred

Fred (T.J. Miller)

Miller, a scholar of storytelling and comedy, melds humor and nerdiness for Fred, a big sci-fi and comic-book geek, Hall says. Fred’s really into monster movies, and he inhabits a huge, tentacled “Fredzilla” creature suit — piloted from one of its three eyes — that’s designed to be an homage to Godzillaand other Japanese kaiju movies of old. It can do some amazing things, too, Hall says. “He can jump really high, and he breathes wicked fire out of that mouth.”

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Go Go Tomago (Jamie Chung)

Hall wanted a woman of few words for the group, and Go Go is a laconic Clint Eastwood type and industrial-engineering student who’s pretty tough from the get-go. “The rest of the team are pretty hapless initially,” he says. “She’s the only one who can take care of herself.” She has also developed a bike with magnetic-levitation technology, which Hiro incorporates into her supersuit. “She can roll around on these mag-lev discs, and they can detach on a whim and become blades she can throw.”

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Honey Lemon (Genesis Rodriguez)

A chemistry student, Honey is the glue that holds the group together because of her empathetic, sweet personality and positive attitude. While that — and her girlie duds — doesn’t exactly scream superhero material, she goes through one of the sharpest evolutions of the bunch, Williams says. Plus, Rodriguez herself is smart and was into science and robotics in school, Hall adds. “She brings some of that goofy, slightly geeky but joyful thing to the character.”

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Wasabi (Damon Wayans Jr.)

This poor guy doesn’t know what to do when first faced with battling evil, though he does have really cool plasma-induced lasers that come out of his arms. “When those things turn on, they can cut through anything,” Hall says. The conservative dude is the most cautious about his do-gooder role. “He’s this huge guy, but his whole thing is precision and rules, and by the end of the movie, he moves away from that and embraces the chaos of what being a superhero is all about.”

Reprinted from USA Today

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