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Get Free Comic Books During Halloween ComicFest On October 27, 2018

On Saturday, October 27, participating comic shops across North America and around the world will hand out more than 1.7 million free comics to anyone who comes into their shop during Halloween ComicFest! During the event, anyone who goes into a participating comic shop can choose a free comic from the 34 titles available this year and participate in the fun Halloween-themed activities hosted by the comic shops.

Thirty-four free comics, including 22 full-size and 12 mini-comics can be picked up. This year’s titles include Marvel Comics’ Ms. Marvel #1, Superior Spider-Man #1, and Thor: Road to War of the Realms #1; DC Comics’ John Constantine: The Hellblazer; and Hellboy, Jughead: The Hunger, and Rise of the TMNT, among other spooktacular titles for comic readers of all ages.

Halloween ComicFest also features “The Greatest Halloween Costume Contest Ever!”, running now through November 8th.  Fans can enter one of five categories – Superhero/Comics, Video Games, TV/Movie, Horror, or Original – just by uploading a picture of themselves in costume and submitting it into the appropriate category on the contest site. Everyone who enters will be eligible for the category Vote Winners prizes of a $100 Shopping Spree to their local comic shop. The adult and child entries who earn the most votes in their respective categories will win. Voting takes place from November 1st through November 8th.

Fans who upload a picture of themselves in costume and holding one of the 34 official 2018 Halloween ComicFest Full-Size or Mini-Comics comics are eligible to win more prizes, including a $100 and $500 shopping spree to their local comic shop! Winners for these prizes will be selected at random.

For more information about Halloween ComicFest, the free comics, costume contest, and to find a participating comic shop, go to www.halloweencomicfest.com. So, get in your Halloween costumes and take your family and friends to check out free comics and fun at your local comic shop!

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iPhone XR Available For Pre-Order On Friday, October 19

The new iPhone XR, integrating breakthrough technologies from iPhone XS in an all-screen glass and aluminum design featuring a stunning 6.1-inch Liquid Retina display — the most advanced LCD in a smartphone — and six beautiful finishes will be available for customers to pre-order beginning Friday, October 19 at 12:01 a.m. PST on apple.com and the Apple Store app. iPhone XR is packed with the newest technologies including the A12 Bionic chip with next-generation Neural Engine, the smartest and most powerful chip in a smartphone, which unlocks new experiences for immersive AR, games and photography, while still delivering all day battery life, lasting up to an hour and a half longer than iPhone 8 Plus.

iPhone XR features an advanced wide-angle lens camera with an all-new sensor that delivers Smart HDR and faster auto-focus, while a 30 percent larger sensor with larger and deeper pixels improves image fidelity and low-light performance in photos and videos. Improvements to the ISP, Neural Engine and software algorithms enable Portrait mode from a single-lens camera with sophisticated bokeh effect. The new Depth Control lets you adjust the depth of field both in real-time preview2 and post-capture. The latest TrueDepth camera system offers Portrait mode and Portrait Lighting for amazing selfies, and also brings Face ID, the most secure facial authentication system ever in a smartphone, to iPhone XR.

The most durable front glass ever in a smartphone is wrapped in an elegantly matched anodized band made from 7000 series aerospace-grade aluminum, and the glass back enables wireless charging. A seven-layer color process gives the glass back beautiful nuanced hues in six beautiful finishes, black, white, blue, yellow, coral and (PRODUCT)RED. iPhone XR also introduces Dual SIM2 through the use of a nano-SIM and digital eSIM. iPhone XR is water resistant, with a rating of IP67, and protects against everyday spills including coffee, tea and soda.3

iPhone XR will be available in more than 50 countries and territories, and in Apple Store locations beginning Friday, October 26 at 8 a.m. local time. Stores will have iPhone XR available for walk-in customers, who are encouraged to arrive early.

Pricing and Availability

iPhone XR will be available in 64GB, 128GB and 256GB models in black, white, blue, yellow, coral and (PRODUCT)RED starting at $749 (US) from apple.com in the Apple Store app and Apple Store locations, and is also available through Apple Authorized Resellers and select carriers (prices may vary). 

Customers will be able to pre-order iPhone XR beginning Friday, October 19 at 12:01 a.m. PST with availability beginning Friday, October 26.

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Brand New Sing-A-Long Version of Elf With Interactive Special Features Arrives On November 27

Celebrate the 15th Anniversary of the modern-day holiday classic Elf when Buddy’s Sing & Cheer Along Edition arrives on DVD and Digital on November 27th from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment.  Directed by Jon Favreau (Iron Man, Iron Man 2, Chef), the beloved comedy Elf stars Will Ferrell (Old School, Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy, Step Brothers) as Buddy the Elf.

Directed by Favreau from an original script by David Berenbaum (The Haunted Mansion), the film features an all-star cast including Ferrell, James Caan as Walter Hobbs, Zooey Deschanel as Jovie, Mary Steenburgen as Emily Hobbs, Faizon Love as Wanda, Peter Dinklage as Miles Finch, Amy Sedaris as Deb, and Andy Richter as Morris, with Edward Asner as Santa Claus and Bob Newhart as Papa Elf.

Elf: Buddy’s Sing & Cheer Along Edition will be available on DVD and brand new Elf-inspired extra content, including a bouncing elf hat singalong with Buddy and his friends and all new fun, family-friendly interactive special features.  Also included in the DVD package are the original theatrical film and previously released special features.

Fans can also own Elf: Buddy’s Sing & Cheer Along Edition via purchase from digital retailers beginning November 27th as a new standalone feature, as part of iTunes Extras, or in a bundle with the original film depending on the digital retailer platform.

Elf: Buddy’s Sing & Cheer Along Edition will also be available on Movies Anywhere. Using the free Movies Anywhere app and website, consumers can access all their eligible movies by connecting their Movies Anywhere account with their participating digital retailer accounts.

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Beats Solo3 Wireless Headphones – Mickey’s 90th Anniversary Edition

Celebrate “The True Original” with Mickey’s 90th Anniversary Edition Beats Solo3 Wireless headphones. Keep the magic going with award-winning sound and up to 40 hours of battery life. The cool-gray headphone features Mickey Mouse in the iconic pose seen on classic t-shirts that we all know and love. It also comes with a custom felt case inspired by the materials from Mickey Mouse ear hats, along with a collectible pin and decal sticker to honor the collaboration.

Priced at $329.95, the headphones are gray with a classic Mickey design and come with a matching gray felt carrying case, a 3.5mm RemoteTalk cable, a Universal USB charging cable (USB-A to USB Micro-B), a collectible pin, and a decal sticker. 

The new Mickey Mouse headphones are listed as “Coming Soon” on Apple’s own website, but can be pre-ordered from Amazon. The official launch date on Amazon is listed as November 11, 2018.

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Scott C. Announces New Great Showdown Halloween Prints 

Are you feeling spooky?  Are you carving your pumpkins and getting your skeleton costumes together?  Are you petting your black cat and getting your bowls of blood out for all of your halloween parties? 

Well, Scott C. has some real chilling news for you that will probably give you nightmares… new timed edition Great Showdown Halloween prints. The prints will drop at 12 noon EST, Wednesday October 17th. Click HERE to order. 

These frightening prints will only be available for 24 hours! The edition size will be determined by the number of each print sold within the twenty-four hour period. Estimated ship dates will be four to six weeks after the close of the sale. 

Here are the five new Great Showdown prints that will be ready to chill you to your bones!  Prepare yourselves…

The Werewolf
7.25 x 4.75 inches
$20

The Clown
4.75 x 4.75 inches
$15

The Witches
4.75 x 4.75 inches
$15

The Horseman
4.75 x 4.75 inches
$15

The Doll
4.75 x 4.75 inches
$15

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Netflix Releases 100% Fresh Trailer For New Adam Sandler Special

Netflix released the trailer for Adam Sandler’s first stand-up comedy special in 14 years, 100% Fresh.

Directed by Steven Brill in his eighth collaboration with Sandler following Going Overboard, Little Nicky, Mr. Deeds, The Wedding Singer, Big Daddy, Sandy Wexler and The Do-Over, the comedy special sees the 52-year-old actor taking his jokes and music on the road to various venues including comedy clubs, concert halls and even an unsuspecting subway platform.

Sandler’s Happy Madison and Netflix have worked together on four previous projects including films The Ridiculous 6, Sandy Wexler, The Do-Over and The Week Of, the latter of which were the highest-reviewed of their collaborations. He also starred in the Noah Baumbach film The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected) for Netflix.

He most recently starred in the third entry in the hit family franchise Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation, and is currently working on the next Netflix collaboration Murder Mystery, which is a reunion of Sandler and Jennifer Aniston following their 2011 hit rom-com Just Go With It.

Adam Sandler: 100% Fresh will debut on Netflix on October 23.

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Rare 1932 Poster For ‘The Mummy’ Expected To Fetch Over $1 Million At Sotheby’s Auction

Inspired by the opening of Tutankhamun’s tomb just a decade earlier, 1932’s The Mummy starring Boris Karloff was one of the three early horror releases for Universal that set the tone for the genre. 

Now an extremely rare movie poster for The Mummy could become the most expensive in the world after it goes up for auction from Sothebys. The auction house expects the poster to fetch anywhere from $1 million to as much as $1.5 million. Just three original posters for The Mummy are believed to still exist. The other two are in the hands of private collectors, including one that’s owned by Metallica guitarist Kirk Hammett. This rare original stone lithograph was designed by Universal advertising art director Karoly Groszis and is considered one of the most prized film posters in existence.

The poster for The Mummy last sold at auction for $453,500 in 1997. It was the most expensive movie poster ever sold and held that title until 2014 when a 1927 poster for London After Midnight broke The Mummy’s record selling for $478,000. The current record holder is a 1931 poster for Dracula, which sold for $525,800 last year.

Check out the auction HERE.

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Mondo Halloween Tiki Mug

From the slasher-classic Halloween, the next Mondo Tee-kis is inspired by the Jack-o-Lantern from the opening credits and features a “carved” Michael Myers on the back! Complete with removable pumpkin lid, two Slasher Swizzle Sticks and holds approx 17 oz.

This mug will be available for pre-order tomorrow at 11AM (CT) via mondotees.com.

Halloween Tiki Mug (Standard Version). This wide-edition features an orange glaze with a black glaze wipe. Approx. 5″ in height, Approx. 2 lbs in weight, Material: Ceramic. Artists: Michael Bonanno, Kristin Rousseau, Tufan Sezer, Tiki Farm. Expected to Ship in 1st Quarter of 2019. Limited to 850 mugs. $52

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Suntup Editions Announces The Covers Collection Regulators Print By Chris Moore

Suntup Editions has announced The Regulators by artist Chris Moore as their latest addition to The Covers Collection.

This beautifully detailed artwork graced the cover of the 1st U.K. edition of The Regulators by Richard Bachman, the “evil twin” pseudonym of Stephen King. Originally published in 1996 at the same time as its “mirror” novel, Desperation, the two stories portray parallel universes with the same cast of characters set in different circumstances.

After the original of this piece was sent to the publisher, it was never returned to artist Chris Moore and has been considered lost for many years. Since there was no original art to scan, Chris suggested that he repaint the entire piece from scratch. Now, you can enjoy The Regulators cover art presented here for the first time without text as a fine art giclée print.

Exclusively available through Suntup Editions for your private collection, and limited to just 50 signed copies per size, worldwide.

– Museum Quality Giclée prints.
– Signed and authorized by the original cover artist.
– Limited to only 50 copies of each size worldwide, plus 3 Artist and 3 Publisher copies.
– Shipped with a Certificate of Limitation and Authenticity from the publisher.
– Printed on 300 GSM, 100% cotton paper that is Acid-Free, Lignin-Free, Chlorine-Free and with No Optical Brighteners.
– Prints are embossed with the publisher’s mark.

Release Date: November 1, 2018
Available for Pre-Order: October 15, 2018

Large Size: 18″ x 24″
Small Size: 11″ x 17″

Click HERE to order the print.

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Die Hard: The Ultimate Visual History

Yippee-ki-yay . . . Discover the explosive story behind the creation of the Die Hard saga in this visually stunning, behind-the-scenes look at the adventures of detective John McClane.

Thirty years after the release of the groundbreaking action film, Die Hard: The Ultimate Visual History takes an in-depth look at the entire Die Hard saga, from the original movie through to the hit sequels, comics, video games, and other extensions of hero John McClane’s story.

Loosely based on Roderick Thorp’s novel Nothing Lasts Forever, Die Hard, released in 1988, saw Moonlighting star Bruce Willis seamlessly make the transition from TV success to movie stardom in a film so taut, explosive, and full of suspense that it would come to define the action movie genre for decades to come. Directed by John McTiernan (Predator), Die Hard also starred revered British stage actor Alan Rickman, who turned lead villain Hans Gruber into a presence so deliciously malevolent, audiences didn’t know whether to love him or hate him.

For the first time, Die Hard: The Ultimate Visual History tells the complete story of the making of Die Hard and its sequels, through exclusive interviews with the cast and crew of each film and a wealth of rare and unseen imagery, including set photography and concept art. Also exploring Die Hard comics, video games, and other merchandise, this book will tell the full story of the saga and its remarkable thirty-year legacy.

The 240 page hardcover will be released on November 13, 2018.

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