Author Archives: Larry Fire

Bruce Springsteen Heads To Broadway This Fall

The Boss is Broadway bound.

Bruce Springsteen will make his Broadway debut at the Walter Kerr Theatre for an eight-week run in the fall. Springsteen will do a pared-down version of the set he usually performs in huge arenas and stadiums all over the world.

“He wants to play a smaller house,” a theater source says. “He wants to try something more intimate, and he likes the idea of being on Broadway.”

Dates haven’t been finalized, but Springsteen will likely open in November. He’ll perform five times a week. Some insiders believe Springsteen’s Broadway gig may be a curtain raiser to another project — turning his best-selling memoir, “Born To Run,” into a musical. Several producers, dollar signs dancing in their eyes, approached Springsteen about adapting the book for the stage after The Post reported he was interested in the idea.

It could be a blockbuster along the lines of “Jersey Boys” and “Beautiful: the Carole King Musical.” But that’s a long way off. In the meantime, you’ll be able to see the Boss “live and in person” at the Kerr this fall.

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Jack Kirby To Be Honored At D23 Expo 2017

This July, the legendary Jack Kirby will be honored for his remarkable creative achievements as a Disney Legend in a ceremony to be held at this year’s D23 Expo in Anaheim, California. Hosted by Disney Chairman and CEO Bob Iger, the Disney Legends Award ceremony will take place at 10am on Friday, July 14, in Hall D23.

Jack Kirby first grabbed our attention in the spring of 1941 with Captain America, a character he created with Joe Simon. Kirby then followed this debut with a prolific output of comic books in the Western, Romance, and Monster genres – all a prelude to his defining work helping to create the foundations of the Marvel Universe. For the next decade, Kirby and co-creator Stan Lee would introduce a mind-boggling array of new characters and teams — including the Avengers, Hulk, Thor, Iron Man, Silver Surfer, Ant-Man, Wasp, Black Panther, S.H.I.E.L.D., and the Inhumans. Kirby was inducted into the Eisner Hall of Fame’s 1987 inaugural class and continued creating comics throughout the ’90s before passing away in 1994.

Other honorees of this year’s Legends Award are Carrie Fisher, Clyde “Gerry” Geronimi, Manuel Gonzales, Mark Hamill, Stan Lee, Garry Marshall, Julie Taymor, and Oprah Winfrey.

Tickets for D23 Expo 2017 are available for $81 for one-day adult admission and $59 for children 3–9. Members of D23: The Official Disney Fan Club can purchase tickets for $72 for a one-day adult admission and $53 for children 3–9. Multi-day tickets are also available.

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Coming Soon From Funko, Stranger Things Action Figures

From Netflix’s Original Series Stranger Things, some of your favorite characters from Hawkins, Indiana are joining the Funko Action Figure line! Action Figures are arriving as 3-packs. Each figure stands 3 ¾ tall and are fully articulated.

Pack 1 includes Lucas, Mike, and Eleven – with her signature Eggo

In addition, pack 2 features Will, Dustin, and Demogorgon

Coming in August!

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Sideshow Announces Batman: The Dark Knight Returns Blue Version Bust Comic-Con 2017 Exclusive

Sideshow is teaming up with Prime 1 Studio for a new San Diego Comic-Con 2017 Exclusive. The Batman: The Dark Knight Returns “Blue Version” Bust is Sideshow’s first Comic-Con 2017 Exclusive. Sideshow has shared a preview image for the bust. They will be opening pre-orders on Thursday, June 22, 2017 sometime between Noon and 3:00 PM Pacific Time.

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Bob Ross Funko Pop!

You heard it, Bob Ross is joining the Funko family! The soft-spoken creator and host of The Joy of Painting, is now receiving the Pop! vinyl treatment.

Get to painting and add him to your collection in August.

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Meet Richard Chizmar At Barnes & Noble In Bel Air, MD On June 19, 2017

Richard Chizmar’s only confirmed book signing and public event for Gwendy’s Button Box will be held at 6:30 PM on June 19, 2017 at the Barnes & Noble in Bel Air, Maryland.

Here is the store’s address:

Barnes & Noble
620 Marketplace Drive
Bel Air, MD 21014

Richard will be reading from Gwendy’s Button Box and answering your questions about the book, working with Stephen King, and anything else you’ve always wanted to ask the founder of Cemetery Dance Publications!

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Spider-Man Interactive App-Enabled Super Hero By Sphero

Join forces with Spider-Man and enter the Marvel Universe like never before. This voice interactive Super Hero features hours of entertainment. Embark on missions where you’ll take on the city’s worst criminals and battle Spidey’s most notorious villains. Every decision you make creates a new path forward, so your unique journey will continue to evolve. Spidey’s Wi-Fi capabilities allow for new missions, games, stories, jokes, and other content updates. When not fighting bad guys, hang out and strike up some banter with your friendly neighborhood hero. Spidey’s reactions and signature snarky attitude are sure to keep you on your toes.

Built with fully animated LCD eyes and motion detection, Spider-Man is as expressive as he is perceptive. Watch him react to people passing by, set him to wake you up, or have him guard your room to stop snooping siblings. The tech in this interactive, immersive, and intellectual Spidey empowers you to be his heroic ally.

Features

– Wise-crackin’ Spidey – Talk to Spidey using a variety of phrases. But be warned – he’s quite the jokester!
– Super Smarts – Earn Spider-Man’s trust by working together to defeat baddies.
– Team Up – Go on missions & battle villains. Every decision influences the adventure.
– Emotive Eyes – Spidey’s LCD eyes express his every thought and emotion.
– Spider-Sense – Spidey’s built-in IR sensor allows him to detect and react to movement.
– Ultimate Experience – Spidey’s web connection allows you to get content updates.
– Create an alter ego – Create your Super Hero identity and keep tabs on your accomplishments.
– Write your story – Every decision creates a new path forward, making every adventure unique.

Order HERE for $149.99.

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Stan Lee Is Getting A Tony Stark-Style Bash For His 95th Birthday Celebration

Few figures in comics have a legacy quite like Stan Lee‘s. Alongside Jack Kirby, Steve Ditko, and John Romita, Lee co-created almost all of Marvel’s biggest heroes, including Spider-Man, the Avengers, the Fantastic Four, Hulk, and the X-Men. Lee is a true living legend, and this year, he’s going to get his due.

On July 18th, Legion M and fans from around the world are coming together to celebrate Lee’s 95th birthday, his 78th year in the comic book industry, and the 70th anniversary of his wedding to Joan Lee. To mark the occasion, there’s an epic party starting at 11 am at the TCL Chinese Theatre IMAX in Hollywood, where Lee will make an impression of his handprints in cement that will be placed alongside Hollywood luminaries from the past and present.

Check out the poster for the event, which will also be available as a limited edition.

The poster was designed by Bryan Morton (Star Wars: The Force Awakens) and Paul Shipper (Doctor Strange). It’s a terrific image that features Lee doing his best Spider-Man impression, and it really captures his spirit. But this is just the beginning of Lee’s big day. We are thrilled to exclusively announce that Legion M is also putting on a massive afterparty for Lee in the Hollywood Hills at a 9,000 square foot mansion fit for Iron Man himself. It’s already been dubbed the Stark Mansion Bash, and it’s going to be a semiformal event that will feature performers, professional cosplayers, and even the chance to participate in a massive group photo with Lee and the rest of the guests.

To learn how you can participate in this event, check out Legion M’s official page.

Reprinted from Nerdist

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Amazon Dash Wand 

The Amazon Dash Wand lets you order with just a scan. This Wifi-enabled gadget has a barcode reader on one end, allowing you to scan everyday household items and food products for reordering when you’re getting low, has Alexa built-in, so you can still find recipes and do simple conversions with your voice, and is magnetic, so you can keep it handy.

You get a $20 credit in your Amazon account once you activate it, so it’s practically free.

Order HERE.

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Watch The Daddy’s Home 2 Trailer

The Daddy’s Home 2 trailer has arrived. Will Ferrell and his two-time co-star Mark Wahlberg (The Other Guys) reunite as Brad and Dusty in Daddy’s Home 2, and are joined by John Lithgow and Mel Gibson as their characters’ respective fathers.

Released toward the end of 2015, the original Daddy’s Home became one of Will Ferrell’s biggest global hits ever with over $242 million worldwide and $150 million domestic. It follows a mild-mannered radio executive, Brad (Ferrell), who strives to become the best stepdad to his wife’s two children, but complications ensue when their freewheeling and freeloading real father, Dusty (Wahlberg), arrives, forcing him to compete for the affection of the kids.

Sean Anders and John Morris have returned to pen Daddy’s Home 2 with Anders again directing. The film also starred Linda Cardellini, Thomas Haden Church, Hannibal Buress and John Cena.

Daddy’s Home 2 will hit theaters on November 10, 2017.

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