The Office Children’s Book Announced

Published by Little, Brown Young Readers, The Office: A Day at Dunder Mifflin Elementary, written by Robb Pearlman and illustrated by Melanie Demmer, will hit bookstores on October 6th, just in time for the show’s 15th anniversary.

Filled with fan-favorite characters and hilarious references to the acclaimed TV show, this storybook is an age-appropriate way for fans of The Office to share their love with the whole family.

Michael Scott is Line Leader at Dunder Mifflin Elementary! It’s a very big job, but Michael is sure he can live up to the “World’s Best Line Leader” title printed on his water bottle. There’s just one problem–Michael doesn’t know how to lead the line. Filled with colorful, detailed illustrations and brimming with Easter eggs and nods to iconic moments from the show, this hilarious reimagining features a pint-sized cast.

The story will introduce The Office to a whole new generation and will teach them that everyone needs to ask for help sometimes. Even Line Leaders.

Pre-order the book HERE.

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Bob Chapek Named Chief Executive Officer of The Walt Disney Company

The Walt Disney Company Board of Directors announced today that Bob Chapek has been named Chief Executive Officer, The Walt Disney Company, effective immediately. Mr. Chapek most recently served as Chairman of Disney Parks, Experiences and Products.

Robert A. Iger assumes the role of Executive Chairman and will direct the Company’s creative endeavors, while leading the Board and providing the full benefit of his experience, leadership and guidance to ensure a smooth and successful transition through the end of his contract on Dec. 31, 2021.

In Mr. Chapek’s new role as CEO, he will directly oversee all of the Company’s business segments and corporate functions. Mr. Chapek will report to the Executive Chairman, Mr. Iger, and the Board of Directors. He will be appointed to the Board at a later date. A new head of Disney Parks, Experiences and Products will be named at a future time.

Mr. Chapek served as Chairman of Disney Parks, Experiences and Products since the segment’s creation in 2018, and prior to that was Chairman of Walt Disney Parks and Resorts since 2015.

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DC Direct Attack Peter Batman Bust

If you happened to be walking around Toy Fair 2020 In New York City and checked out the DC Direct booth, then this cool Peter Santa-Maria (AKA Attack Peter) Batman Bust prototype may have caught your eye.

I love the Japanese influence and can’t wait to get more details on pricing and availability. In a mean time, I will save some shelf space for this amazing statue.

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Watch The New A Quiet Place Part II Trailer

Paramount Pictures has released a new trailer for John Krasinski’s highly-anticipated sci-fi horror sequel A Quiet Place: Part II, featuring Krasinski and Emily Blunt.

In A Quiet Place: Part II, following the deadly events at home, the Abbott family (Emily Blunt, Millicent Simmonds, Noah Jupe) must now face the terrors of the outside world as they continue their fight for survival in silence. Forced to venture into the unknown, they quickly realize that the creatures that hunt by sound are not the only threats that lurk beyond the sand path.

Emily Blunt is returning for A Quiet Place Part II alongside cast members Noah Jupe (Suburbicon, Wonder) and Millicent Simmonds (Wonderstruck), with John Krasinski set to write, and direct again. Golden Globe nominee Cillian Murphy (Breakfast on Pluto) and Djimon Hounsou will also star in the sequel.

The film is slated to hit the theaters on March 20, 2020.

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Creating Cruise Ship To Get In Action

Ship models are being created from ancient times, and methods have been changed over time. Now the latest technology comes into place to create such navy ship models. These ships require a massive investment from the state government, and it is risky to start building the original boat without having a template or a ship model at hand. Nobody will risk that massive amount of money, in case of doubt, this miniature ship works well. Today, we have many techniques and technology that we create with 3d designs, printing, and even virtual reality.

Not only creating new models is essential, you can also take help from old ship models that have worked in the past. Many companies can help you build such ship models as per your requirements. As this is the riskiest work when it comes to creating warships, navy ships model, and the state is at risk, it requires confidentiality. You can look for creating Navy Ship Models from Premier Ship Models with high security. Even such models are also available at historical museums where they are held for historians, visitors, and students to study the ancient model ships and their structure. It could be a center of attraction for those who have such hobbies or interests in history.

Scope of having the chance to be an artist

Art can be of any form if it a part-time hobby of yours, then you finds this ship model making amusing. With the help of the latest 3d printing and graphics, you can create an art piece for the navy, wars that will give them an idea of how your ship is going to look. You can ask for details to be included in that. You can also take help from the old historic navy ship models that can be your base to learn. As a profession, it could be a unique one and has a lot of scopes.

Why these navy ship models are considered to be the base to learn

In ancient times, when there was no technology to create such models, and everything was to be done by hand. Thus their models were so detailed and are full of techniques that can be knowledgeable. These navy ship models create a baseline for the study and the creation of new models that may be further used for recreation. Many organization works for the restoration of these miniature ships from the historical point of view and to restore the ancient knowledge.

Today, many companies offer you to create such ship models that you can use for your work or can gift it to others. If you are fond of any particular ship, you can get the same miniature to be created with customization. You can visit any museum to take a look at how our ancient boat looks like and get to know the history.

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Marvel Celebrates The 45th Anniversary of A Groundbreaking Comic, Giant Size X-Men #1 With A Special Tribute Issue

In 1975, writer Len Wein and artist Dave Cockrum changed the comics landscape forever with Giant-Size X-Men #1. This special issue marked a new genesis for the team, introduced iconic Marvel characters like Storm and Nightcrawler, and set the X-Men on the path to becoming the cultural powerhouses they are today. Now, 45 years later, Marvel Comics is honoring this landmark issue in an extraordinary way with the help of 37 of the industry’s top artists. Each pulse-pounding page of this unforgettable issue will be re-envisioned by artists such as Alex Ross, Carmen Carnero, and Mark Brooks. This diverse group of talent have joined together to pay homage to this comic book masterpiece by redrawing Cockrum’s original art in their own unique styles.

“The artists were so excited to work on it because the art in this book inspired them all,” recounts Editor Jordan D. White. “Everybody involved loves this comic book and is doing amazing work. You’ve gotta check it out.”

“As a kid the X-Men was my very first comic and Len Wein and Dave Cockrum were instrumental in influencing me to become a comic book illustrator,” says artist Mark Brooks. “Being able to contribute to the recreation of a book that means so much to me is an honor and a privilege. This assignment along with the accompanying pressure to do Len and Dave justice is one I’m thrilled to take on as a thank you for showing a nerdy kid that it’s okay to be different and pave your own path.”

“The presence Wein and Cockrum have on comics is too immense to weigh,” says artist Mike Hawthorne. “I can honestly say their X-Men were my first love and it’s a privilege to pay homage to these two giants and their contribution to our culture. I drew my page with my heart in hand, sirs. I hope it’s enough. Thank you.”

Len Wein & Dave Cockrum

Giant-Size X-Men #1: Tribute To Wein & Cockrum #1 goes on sale May 27th but you can get your first look at this milestone issue in this special announcement trailer featuring Editor Jordan D. White and Assistant Editor Annalise Bissa!

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Lucasfilm To Launch Star Wars: The High Republic Campaign In 2020

Later this year, Lucasfilm will launch an epic new era of Star Wars storytelling that will be explored through multiple voices in adult and young adult novels, children’s books, and comics from a variety of publishers including Disney Lucasfilm Press, Del Rey, IDW Publishing, and Marvel.

Star Wars: The High Republic, which has previously been referred to as “Project Luminous”, will be set in an era when the Galactic Republic and the Jedi Order are at their zenith, about 200 years before the events of Star Wars: The Phantom Menace. This period on the Star Wars timeline will not overlap any of the filmed features or series currently planned for production, giving creators and partners a vast amount of room to tell Star Wars stories with new adventures and original characters.

Star Wars: The High Republic concept art.

Star Wars: The High Republic concept art.

“We are so excited to be opening up such a rich, fertile era for our authors to explore,” says Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy. “We’ll get to see the Jedi in their prime.”

“Star Wars: The High Republic features the Jedi as we’ve always wanted to see them — as true guardians of peace and justice. This is a hopeful, optimistic time, when the Jedi and the Galactic Republic are at their height. But of course, into this glorious new era something wicked this way comes,” says Lucasfilm publishing creative director Michael Siglain. “This initiative will give readers young and old a new corner of the galaxy to explore through rich, meaningful stories. Plus, readers will learn what scares the Jedi.”

“This was a golden age for the Jedi, and also a time of galactic expansion in the Outer Rim. So expect there to be rich tales of exploration; charting out the galaxy, meeting new cultures, and discovering what pioneer life in the Outer Rim was like. This is an incredible sandbox for our storytellers to play in, both within publishing and beyond, and we can’t wait to see the great fiction they build within it,” says Lucasfilm vice president, franchise content and strategy James Waugh.

Star Wars: The High Republic has enlisted top-tier, fan-favorite authors Claudia Gray, Justina Ireland, Daniel José Older, Cavan Scott, and Charles Soule to craft this new era of Star Wars publishing.

The first books and comics are set to debut at Star Wars Celebration Anaheim in August 2020 with Star Wars: The High Republic: Light of the Jedi, a massive interconnected story that’s told across various formats by various publishers.

The first wave of Star Wars: The High Republic titles includes:

Star Wars: The High Republic – Into The Dark 

Star Wars: The High Republic: A Test of Courage 

Star Wars: The High Republic Adventures 

Star Wars: The High Republic

Star Wars: The High Republic: Light of the Jedi 

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Bottleneck Gallery To Release Matt Ferguson Mandalorian Print On February 25

This Tuesday, February 25th Bottleneck Gallery will release a new Matt Ferguson Mandalorian print.

Matt’s print for The Mandalorian shows off the reluctant hero, Din Djarin, strutting alongside his most dangerous bounty to date, The Child. Matt’s piece focuses on the relationship between Din and his new ward, and there are some fun background bits present. 

The Way (The Mandalorian) by Matt Ferguson
Screen print
18 x 24 inches
Hand-numbered edition of 225
$45

Order HERE.

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Pristine Amazing Fantasy #15 Comic Book Could Bring $900,000 In Heritage Comics Auction

One of the highest-graded copies of one of the most significant comic books of all time could bring $900,000 or more in Heritage Auctions’ Comics Auction March 5-7 in Dallas, Texas.

Amazing Fantasy #15 (Marvel, 1962) is a collector’s prize by any measure, starting with the fact that the issue in which Spider-Man makes his first appearance is universally accepted as the most desirable, in-demand book from the Silver Age. Spider-Man remains one of the most popular superheroes of all time and is considered arguably the most significant contribution to the comic world from iconic writer Stan Lee.

In addition, finding a copy of the 57-year-old issue in such exceptional condition is next to impossible: the offered copy is one of six with a CGC grade of 9.4, and there are only four known to carry a higher grade.

“Finding this comic book in this condition is extraordinarily rare, which is why this copy holds so much appeal to the most serious of collectors,” Heritage Auctions Senior Vice President Ed Jaster said. “It’s the kind of book around which an elite collection can be built.”

The issue, which also features the first appearances of Peter Parker’s (Spider-Man’s) Uncle Ben and Aunt May, with a classic cover by Jack Kirby and is the issue in which Steve Ditko began his legendary tenure as Spider-Man’s primary artist.

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Been There – Star Wars Collection Starbucks Mugs Coming In May

According to Starbucks Mugs, Been There – Star Wars Collection Starbucks mugs will arrive in May.

Chances are that the mugs will be sold at Disney Parks and I imagine they will sell out immediately.  My wife collects the older Starbucks, You Are Here mugs and we would pick them up from all the new cities that we visited. 

We’ll have to make an exception for these cool Star Wars themed handled beverage holders. No word on additional locations but it would be cool to see a Tatooine, Coruscant, Bespin, and even Batuu!

The mug in the picture is Hoth, the ice planet featured in The Empire Strikes Back. Take our money now!

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