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Stan Lee To Sign 75 Years of Marvel Book At Taschen Books In Beverly Hills On December 5, 2014

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Stan Lee and Roy Thomas will sign copies of 75 Years of Marvel at Taschen Books in Beverly Hills on December 5, 2014. Pre-order is encouraged to guarantee your signed copy. First-come, first served, with limited availability.

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A Hulk-sized tome spanning eight decades of the heroic rise of Marvel as it magically mutated from 1939’s four-color upstart to a 1960s pop-culture dynamo to current Hollywood heavy hitter. With essays by comics historian Roy Thomas and a huge fold-out timeline that chronicles the entire Marvel history.

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The XL-format book includes:

- More than 700 pages of near 2,000 images including vintage comic books, one-of-a-kind original art, behind-the-scenes photographs and film stills, as well as rare toys and collectibles

- A four-foot accordion-fold timeline

- Biographies of more than 300 artists, writers, editors, and famous fans who helped shape Marvel’s history

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RSVP to (310) 274-4300 or store-beverly@taschen.com to reserve.

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Hot Wheels Elite Arkham Knight: Cult Classic Batmobile

Hot Wheels Elite has announced this (1:18 Version) Arkham Knight: Cult Classic Batmobile ($160) due in March 2015. The vehicle is based on the video game developed by Rocksteady Studios.

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The Flash vs. Arrow 2 Night Event Begins December 2, 2014 On The CW

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Get ready for the epic clash between your favorite heroes. The Flash vs. Arrow 2 night event begins Tuesday, December 2, 2014!

The episode is aptly titled “Flash vs Arrow,” and it will pit Oliver Queen against Barry Allen in a head-to-head superhero showdown that’s been in the works for a long time.

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“The Flash” kicks things off on December 2nd with Team Arrow – Oliver Queen (Stephen Amell), John Diggle (David Ramsey) and Felicity Smoak (Emily Bett Rickards) — landing in Central City as characters from both shows team up try to track down a rage-inducing meta-human.

The following night (December 3rd), it’s back to Starling City on “Arrow” episode “The Bold and the Brave,” which will feature Team Arrow getting some assistance from Barry and S.T.A.R. Labs’ Caitlin (Danielle Panabaker) and Cisco (Carlos Valdes) as Captain Boomerang (Nick Tarabay) continues to wreak havoc and puts one of their own in danger.

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Howard The Duck Gets His Own Ongoing Comic Series In March 2015

Marvel Comics has announced that Howard The Duck will be getting his very own solo comic series again, his first in seven years. Sex Criminals artist Chip Zdarsky will pen the series which sees Captain Marvel and Savage Wolverine artist Joe Quinones on pencils.

“He’s an everyman who happens to be a duck,” Zdarsky tells Entertainment Weekly. “He’s angry, exasperated, and he’s had it up to here with the world around him, but he’s trapped here! Infinitely relatable! I love the contrast of Howard against both the normal world of us hairless apes and the weird worlds of Man-Things and Dr. Stranges and Spider-Mans. Cause he doesn’t fit into either, really. I’m just going to continue exploring those contrasts, but my ultimate goal is to make it funny. Marvel has taken chances on funny books and injecting humor into superhero titles, so I want to make sure this is worth some chuckles here and there.”

Created by writer Steve Gerber and artist Val Mayerik, Howard the Duck made his first appearance in 1973′s Adventure Into Fear #19 before getting his own eponymous book in 1976. Recently the character has made appearances in the “Civil War,” “Secret Invasion,” “Fear Itself,” and even this year’s “Original Sin” storylines.

Howard the Duck #1 will debut in March of 2015.

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Metaluna Five Media Releases 1966 Classic Batman Print By Christopher Franchi

Metaluna Five Media announces a new exclusive pre-purchase offer! 27″ X 40″ (official movie poster size) print of the 1966 Batman classic series movie, illustrated by Christopher Franchi and printed on thick glossy card stock, hand-signed and numbered to 66 print sets. Message them HERE on Facebook to purchase this print prior to regular sale. The print price is $150 plus $15 for tube and shipping.

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MONDO Announces 75 Years of Batman: Part 2 On Sale Info

MONDO is continuing the 75 Years of Batman super drop today with posters celebrating The Dark Knight’s time on the small screen, featuring prints from Batman 1966, Batman: The Animated Series, and Batman Beyond!  MONDO will release a wave of diverse prints from Jason Edmiston, Tiny Kitten Teeth, Phantom City Creative, Craig Drake, Gianmarco Magnani and Kilian Eng.

Please follow MONDO on Twitter for the on sale announcement. These posters will be available online at a random time on Wenesday, November 19th.

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MONDO To Release Batman: The Animated Series 12″ Die-Cut Single Designed By Phantom City Creative On November 14, 2014

MONDO will release the Batman: The Animated Series 12″ Die-Cut single on Friday November 14, 2014. The $25 single will be available as an open edition throughout the holiday season. The record is housed in an incredible gatefold jacket designed by Phantom City Creative and will be pressed on Black and Black with Gray Splatter vinyl.

Unlike MONDO’s record releases with randomly-inserted Variant pressings, you will have the option to purchase either (or both!) versions on the site.

In an effort to fulfill as many orders as possible before the holidays, MONDO has already pressed 1,000 copies of each version that are ready to ship out in the next few weeks. Once those copies are accounted for, the Die-Cut will become a Pre-Order that will be re-pressed as needed and shipped out after the New Year. MONDO will update the product page to say “Pre-Order” and make an announcement via Twitter as soon as the switchover occurs.

Please follow MONDO on Twitter for the on sale announcement. This record will be available online at a random time on Friday, November 14th.

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Comic Book Artist Rafael Grampá Offers 10 Commissioned Art Pieces For Facebook Followers

On March 6, 2013 Rafael Grampá reached out to his Facebook followers with a very unique offer.

The Brazilian comic book artist decided to open his first commission list, allowing 10 lucky people to choose their favorite super hero/heroes for Grampá to render in his unique detailed style.

The result would be ten one of a kind drawings inked over pencils on 11×17 strathmore paper finished with Grampá’s distinctive “character head” signature.

The cost of the art piece was dependent on how many figures Rafael drew. A full body, single figure cost $1,000, two characters $1,800 and three characters $2,400.

Smart fans, savvy art collectors and shrewd investors immediately seized the rare opportunity to own an original piece by Grampá considering that the illustrator doesn’t sell any of his original work.

Within hours the ten spots on the list were full. Below are the commissioned drawings plus a couple of bonus pieces. Congratulations to the fortunate owners and hopefully time permitting Rafael will continue with more commissions!

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Ironman, Captain America and Spiderman

Here is Rafael’s second commission – Batman emerges from the smoke, cape billowing, grappling gun in hand ready to take on an unseen assailant!  Apparently Rafael liked the rendering so much, he had a hard time parting with it. I love the details of the gloves, boots, gun and cape. The smoke provides an element of mystery and danger. Thank you Rafael, for doing such an amazing job. I will cherish this forever!

Yes, I am the lucky owner of commission # 2 and I feel like Charlie must have felt after he found the golden ticket in Willy Wonka and The Chocolate Factory.

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Batman and the smoke

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Lone Wolf and Cub for Ivan Freitas Da Costa – Bonus Commission

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The Dark Knight Returns

This Frank Miller inspired Dark Knight and Robin was commissioned by David Mandel, screenwriter of Sienfeld, Saturday Night Live and executive producer and director of Curb Your Enthusiasm.

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Marv, Nancy and Gail from Frank Miller’s Sin City

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POW! Entertainment & LiveJournal Announce A Worldwide Search of “Stan Lee’s Biggest Fan!”

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This Saturday at the 4th annual Stan Lee’s Comikaze convention, Stan Lee announced to hundreds of excited fans and media he is embarking on one of his most ambitious projects  yet – a worldwide search for his biggest fan!

Stan Lee, co-creator of Spider-Man, Iron Man and more superheroes than any other, is an iconic legend to comic book lovers around the world. Now in partnership with LiveJournal, the premier destination for personal blogging and social networking, fans from all over the globe can submit their entries to “Stan’s Biggest Fan” contest and vie for a chance to meet Stan Lee himself in Hollywood next year.

“Over the years I’ve met thousands of fans and comic lovers at conventions worldwide, and I’m always amazed at how passionate they truly are,” said Stan Lee. “Partnering with LiveJournal has given us the platform we needed to enable fans worldwide to share their passions and prove why they should win a chance to sit face to face with me. So come on troops show us what you’ve got!”

“Stan Lee is one of the world’s most beloved storytellers and continues to be an inspiration to many,” said Katya Akudovich, LiveJournal CEO. “We couldn’t be happier to partner with Stan in this exciting endeavor.”

Fans wanting to enter the “Stan’s Biggest Fan” contest can visit Stan Lee’s LiveJournal page at http://bit.ly/1DHSdYA for all the instructions and details on how to enter. Entries will be accepted until December 31st, 2014, and a winner will be announced in early 2015. One lucky winner and a guest will receive an all-expenses-paid trip to Hollywood to meet their icon and have a meeting with him at his company POW! Entertainment (POWN). The prize will also include two round-trip airfare tickets and two nights of accommodation. Five runners up will receive a limited edition Stan Lee gift package, including a personalized signed journal, T-shirt and a video message from Stan Lee himself thanking them.

Follow Stan Lee on LiveJournal by visiting http://therealstanlee.livejournal.com

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