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Sting Channels Constantine To Celebrate 30th Anniversary of Hellblazer

In a special video, worldwide music icon Sting reveals he will pen the foreword to the Constantine, Hellblazer: 30th Anniversary Celebration

commemorative collection. Sting’s foreword will take on the perspective of the Golden Boy, Constantine’s alternate-universe twin, touching on his relationship with the occult detective over the years.

In the video, which he took time to film while preparing for his upcoming 44/876 tour with Shaggy, Sting captures the resemblance between himself and the character while wearing the recognizable Constantine trench coat. The musician’s inclusion in the Hellblazer celebration is a nod to the fact that he inspired the antihero’s signature look.

Starting with his first appearance, a debut penned by legendary writer Alan Moore (Watchmen), Constantine has served as an enduring and controversial pop culture character—an exorcist and demonologist, master of the dark arts, and the lead of DC Vertigo’s longest-running and most successful title.

The commemorative collection will explore the complete history of the series with four one-page essays written by Hellblazer author Rich Handley. It will also include a comprehensive timeline of Constantine’s life and three one-page stories featured in John Constantine: Hellblazer issues #1, 2 and 4. Memorable stories from Alan Moore, Neil Gaiman, Garth Ennis, Brian Azzarello, Paul Jenkins, Jamie Delano and others reflect the best of the long-lasting series, including Hellblazer issues # 11, 27, 41, 63, 120, 146, 229 and 240 and Saga of The Swamp Thing # 37, where the character was officially introduced.

The Constantine, Hellblazer: 30th Anniversary Celebration commemorative collection will be available everywhere books are sold on October 30. Sting’s 44/876 Tour with Shaggy starts on June 19th, please visit www.sting.com for more details.

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Travel Stamps United States Series Album & Guide

This summer, as your family considers making that road trip within your state or across the country, consider this Travel Stamps United States Series Album and Guide as a wonderful keepsake to remember your journey. My 9 year old daughter loves adding a new stamp to her book and learning about our latest destination when we have visited a new state. 

Spiral bound in hardcover, this beautiful new book will accompany you on your journey through the great variety of landscapes, cities, activities and foods this country has to offer. Expert text, helpful maps and a listing of state tourism websites will assist you in planning your uniquely American adventures, while a handy checklist serves as a scorecard for the states you’ve visited and those you have yet to explore.

Also included in these pages are the five permanently inhabited U.S. territories and seventeen spectacular USA road trips that celebrate travel on the open road. Designated stamp spaces accompanying each destination’s description await placement of your colorful Travel Stamps, which beautifully illustrate each state’s welcome sign and iconic features.

Order HERE for $19.99. United States stamps can be purchased as a set or individually. For more info, go to www.travelstamps.com.

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Star Wars Han Solo Card Game

The Han Solo Card Game is inspired by a legendary card game from the Star Wars universe! In this exciting game, players try to score as close to zero as they can with their cards.

They can add or swap cards to improve their hand during each round, but rolling the dice and getting doubles will shake things up. At the end of a hand, the best score collects the most valuable bounty token. If you collect wisely, you can even steal the Millennium Falcon – the highest valued token. The player whose tokens add up to the highest value at the end of the game wins.

– Includes 62 cards, 24 cardboard bounty tokens, 2 dice, and instructions.
– Inspired by the legendary game from the movie
– Collect the greatest bounties in the galaxy
– Compete for cardboard bounty tokens
– Add or swap cards to improve each hand
– Play to win the coveted Millennium Falcon cardboard token
– Ages 10 and up
– For 2-4 players

Order HERE for $19.99.

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Recording Audiobooks For My Dad, Stephen King

HERE is a piece from The New Yorker that Owen King wrote about recording audiobooks for his father, Stephen King. Owen King is the author of the novel “Double Feature” and co-author, with Stephen King, of the novel “Sleeping Beauties.”

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Aquaman Trailer Will Premiere at San Diego Comic Con

Aquaman director James Wan has confirmed that the highly anticipated trailer will officially be released at San Diego Comic-Con this year!

“Comic-Con will be insane!!” Wan wrote on Twitter. “This is the new glyph/logo. Freshly smuggled out of Atlantis! (stolen off King Orm’s belt buckle)”

An icon for over 70 years, Aquaman is the King of the Seven Seas. This reluctant ruler of Atlantis, caught between a surface world constantly ravaging the sea and Atlanteans looking to lash out in revolt, is committed to protecting the entire globe.

The Aquaman cast includes Jason Momoa (Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Justice League) as the titular King of Atlantis, with Amber Heard as his wife Mera, Willem Dafoe as Nuidis Vulko, Temuera Morrison as Tom Curry, Dolph Lundgren as King Nereus, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II as Black Manta, Ludi Lin as Murk, Patrick Wilson as King Orm/Ocean Master, Academy Award winner Nicole Kidman as Atlanna and Michael Beach as Jesse Kane.

Directed by James Wan from a script by Will Beall, Geoff Johns and Wan, the film is being produced by Peter Safran, with Zack Snyder, Deborah Snyder, Rob Cowan, Jon Berg and Geoff Johns serving as executive producers. Rupert Gregson-Williams (Wonder Woman) will compose the music.

Aquaman opens on December 21 in theaters everywhere.

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Hot Wheels Rolls Out GoPro Compatible Zoom In Car

Zoom In is a limited edition Hot Wheels car designed specifically for the GoPro HERO/HERO5 Session and made for the everyday daredevil and creator in all of us.     

Inspired by fans of both brands, Zoom In allows track-heads everywhere to get first-person POV of swooshing through loops and blasting off jumps; sometimes sticking it and other times wrecking in magnificent glory. The imagination and stoke levels of your 7-year-old (or your inner 7-year-old; no age restrictions here!) have never been so high.

The Hot Wheels Zoom In will be in stores later this month.

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Suntup Editions Announces First Release In “The British Invasion” Print Series of The Covers Collection: IT By Gerry Grace

Suntup Editions is excited to announce their first release in “The British Invasion” series of The Covers Collection. Kicking off this series of U.K. covers is IT by Gerry Grace.

This iconic and memorable artwork graced the cover of the 1st U.K. edition of IT by Stephen King. Gerry’s depiction of the house on Neibolt Street morphing into Pennywise the clown is one of the most unique and startling images from the cannon of King cover art – the stuff nightmares are made of!

These prints are hand-signed by Gerry Grace, who has created some spectacular Remarques for this print — three of which are available for purchase at the time of the release, so act fast on those. 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 5 Artist Proofs and 5 Publisher Proofs for private distribution.
– 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: July 1, 2018
Available for Pre-Order: June 15, 2018

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

Order the prints HERE.

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Brandi Carlile To Perform At The GRAMMY Museum On July 12, 2018

The GRAMMY Museum is thrilled to welcome GRAMMY-nominated Brandi Carlile with her longtime collaborators and bandmates Tim and Phil Hanseroth to the Clive Davis Theater for an intimate performance and conversation hosted by GRAMMY Museum Executive Director Scott Goldman on July 12, 2018.

The band is currently in the midst of an extensive nationwide tour in celebration of their breakthrough new album, By The Way, I Forgive You, which debuted earlier this year at No. 1 on the Billboard Top Current Albums chart, Rock Albums chart and Americana/Folk Albums chart and Number 5 on the Billboard 200 chart—a career high for the Seattle-based group. Produced by Dave Cobb and Shooter Jennings, the album continues to receive overwhelming acclaim, including recent “Best Albums of 2018” coverage at Rolling Stone, Entertainment Weekly, Billboard and more.

The new album follows last year’s Cover Stories: Brandi Carlile Celebrates 10 Years of The Story – An Album to Benefit War Child. The special project – featuring cover songs performed by Dolly Parton, Adele, Pearl Jam, Kris Kristofferson, The Avett Brothers, Margo Price, Jim James and more along with a forward by Barack Obama – has raised nearly one million dollars to date.

Beloved by fans and critics alike, the band has performed sold-out concerts across the world, including shows at Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Radio City Music Hall and the Ryman Auditorium and has appeared on various TV shows including The Ellen DeGeneres Show, The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, Jimmy Kimmel Live!, The Tonight Show, The Today Show, Conan and CBS This Morning.

Tickets go on sale June 21, 2018. Click HERE for more info.

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Enchanted Tiki Room Funko Pop! Vinyl Twin Pack Coming Soon To Disney Parks

A new Pop Vinyl twin pack from Funko featuring Barker Bird and Pele from Walt Disney’s Enchanted Tiki Room.

The set will be released on June 23rd at Disneyland and Walt Disney World.  At Disneyland the Funko pair will be sold at Wonderground Gallery, Disneyana and Adventureland Bazaar. The Tiki Room duo will be sold at Walt Disney World at Disney Pin Traders, Caribbean Plaza and Bou Tiki.

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DC Vertigo Announces 30th Anniversary Editions of The Sandman

DC Vertigo continues its celebration of The Sandman’s 30th anniversary with brand-new collected editions of Neil Gaiman’s seminal story. Following the announcement of a new Gaiman-curated imprint called the Sandman Universe, launching this August, Gaiman’s original series will be rereleased monthly beginning in October.

The anniversary editions will include special introductions from legendary creators including best-selling authors Patrick Rothfuss, Kelly Sue DeConnick, writer/producer Paul Dini, author/comedian/actor Patton Oswalt and more. Each collection will also feature new, original covers from the original Sandman cover artist, Dave McKean.

The Sandman Vol. 1: Preludes And Nocturns 30th Anniversary Edition collects issues #1-8, written by Gaiman with art by Sam Kieth, Mike Dringenberg and Malcolm Jones III. It will also feature an introduction from Patrick Rothfuss, best-selling author of The Kingkiller Chronicles, and will be available in comics shops on October 24, and everywhere books are sold on October 30.

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