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Super Heroic Sneakers

Super Heroic, is looking to change the way kids play and think about self empowerment with a brand new line of running sneakers.

Founded by Nike’s former global design director, Jason Mayden, these sneakers are designed from the ground up with youngsters in mind. Mayden was inspired to start this project when he had a hard time finding active shoes for his child that weren’t just pint-sized versions of adult running shoes. 

Their shoe known as the Tumblr V1 Galactix features a unique design with a dual density midsole, rubber outsole, and sleek upper with a stretchy rubberized band for support. No more laces to come undone and trip over!

Check out this video of my daughter Elli unboxing her shoes:

The packaging is incredibly unique and fun. Each pair of shoes is stored in a shuttle-inspired tube that makes fun noises when twisted open. A backpack that morphs into a cape and colorful stickers are also included.

You can order Super Heroic shoes HERE for $80 in one of three colors; space purple, black, or blue.

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Marvel Announces The Return of The Fantastic Four 

As the Fantastic Four prepare to make their return to the Marvel Universe, Marvel is proud to present a Fantastic Four teaser trailer celebrating new adventures of Reed, Sue, Ben, and Johnny!

Celebrate the Fantastic Four with a view into their past and a look towards the future, from their debut in Stan Lee and Jack Kirby’s classic 1961 issue to their much-anticipated return in August’s upcoming new series from Dan Slott (Amazing Spider-Man, Silver Surfer), Sara Pichelli (Spider-Man: Miles Morales), and Esad Ribic (Infamous Iron Man, Marvel Legacy, Secret Wars)!

And be sure to keep watching until the end for the first exciting reveal of Esad Ribic’s dynamic and explosive cover for issue #1!

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The Great American Read, A New Multi-Platform PBS Series, Reveals List of America’s 100 Favorite Novels

PBS today unveiled a list of America’s 100 best-loved novels, chosen in support of The Great American Read, a new PBS series and multi-platform initiative that celebrates the joy of reading and the books we love. The Great American Read, hosted by television personality and journalist Meredith Vieira, launches with a two-hour episode on Tuesday, May 22, 2018, at 8 p.m. on PBS stations and will introduce viewers to the full list of America’s 100 favorite novels selected through a demographically representative national survey conducted by YouGov. The series will also feature interviews with celebrities, authors, superfans and everyday Americans discussing the way particular books have influenced them and their significance in American popular culture. Then, after a multi-platform initiative throughout the summer, which will include live public events, social media components and national reading clubs, the series will resume in the fall with several themed episodes, including an exciting finale, culminating in the first-ever national vote to choose “America’s Best-Loved Novel.” It will be the most expansive national celebration of books and reading aimed at engaging multi-generational readers across multiple platforms ever created.

Voting will open with the launch of the two-hour premiere episode on May 22 and continue throughout the summer, leading up to the grand finale in October 2018. Over the summer, viewers will be able to vote at pbs.org/greatamericanread and through hashtag voting via Facebook and Twitter using #GreatReadPBS. In the fall, viewers will also be able to cast their vote toll-free by phone and through SMS texting.

Authors, celebrities and notables joining the search for “America’s Best-Loved Novel” include Diana Gabaldon, George Lopez, Seth Meyers, Junot Diaz, Lauren Graham, John Green, John Irving, Bill T. Jones, Devon Kennard, Gayle King, George R.R. Martin, Wynton Marsalis, Lesley Stahl, Ming-Na Wen and many more, each of whom will share their personal stories and connections to their favorite book.

Check out the full list of the top 100 books HERE.

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Play Disney Parks App Coming To Disneyland & Walt Disney World Resort This Summer

Guests can soon explore Disneyland Resort and Walt Disney World Resort in a whole new way using the all-new Play Disney Parks app! Coming this summer on iOS and Android, guests can play in the parks like never before using this soon-to-launch mobile app to access exclusive experiences at both locations through activities that interact with the surrounding environment. The app will be free to download.

With the touch of a button, wait time turns into play time with family and friends at certain locations. And the more you explore in Disney parks, the more there is to discover on the app. This is just the latest way we are making a visit to our parks even more fun and memorable in new and innovative ways.

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DC Comics: 80 Years of Superman: Talks At Google 

Eighty years after Action Comics #1 first introduced the world to Superman and launched the entire superhero genre, fans, booksellers and local comic shops are all preparing to celebrate tomorrow’s release of the milestone Action Comics #1000 periodical and Action Comics: 80 Years of Superman hardcover from DC.

Google recently hosted four top comic book writers and artists, Paul Dini, Dan Jurgens, Brian Michael Bendis and Marv Wolfman as part of their “Talks at Google” series to discuss some of the most notable moments in Superman’s 80-year history and what the future holds for the timeless character.

In an ironic twist, hear first-hand from Wolfman about the unpublished story he saved from the incinerator as a teenager while on a tour of the DC offices in New York. This story, written by Superman co-creator Jerry Siegel, with art from the Joe Shuster Studio, will be published for the first time ever in Action Comics: 80 Years of Superman. 

The talk is available for viewing below.

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Watch The Final Deadpool 2 Trailer

20th Century Fox has released the final Deadpool 2 trailer.

Ryan Reynolds is reprising his role as the Merc with a Mouth alongside Zazie Beetz as the luck-manipulating mutant Domino and Josh Brolin as Cable, the time-traveling son of the X-Men’s Cyclops. Jack Kesy (The Strain, Baywatch) is playing the film’s central villain, which, while unconfirmed, is rumored to be Irish mutant Black Tom Cassidy. Japanese actress Shioli Kutsuna and Julian Dennison (Hunt for the Wilderpeople) have also joined the film in mystery roles.

After surviving a near fatal bovine attack, a disfigured cafeteria chef (Wade Wilson) struggles to fulfill his dream of becoming Mayberry’s hottest bartender while also learning to cope with his lost sense of taste. Searching to regain his spice for life, as well as a flux capacitor, Wade must battle ninjas, the yakuza, and a pack of sexually aggressive canines, as he journeys around the world to discover the importance of family, friendship, and flavor – finding a new taste for adventure and earning the coveted coffee mug title of World’s Best Lover.

Other stars returning from the first Deadpool include Leslie Uggams as Blind Al, Morena Baccarin as Vanessa, Brianna Hildebrand as Negasonic Teenage Warhead, and Stefan Kapicic as the voice of Colossus.

Deadpool 2 arrives in theaters on May 18.

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Here Is The First Poster For The New Halloween Movie

Blumhouse Productions and Universal Pictures have revealed the first poster for the new Halloween movie!

In the film, Jamie Lee Curtis returns to her iconic role of Laurie Strode, who comes to her final confrontation with Michael Myers, the masked figure who has haunted her since she narrowly escaped his killing spree on Halloween night four decades ago. Judy Greer plays Karen Strode, the daughter of Curtis’ character, and Andi Matichak (Orange Is the New Black, Underground) plays Allyson, the granddaughter of Laurie Strode.

Curtis’ character was unceremoniously killed off in Halloween: Resurrection in 2002, but in true Halloween franchise fashion, it would appear that the new Halloween film will be ignoring the continuity of many of the sequels in favor of telling its own story. Curtis has previously appeared in four films in the series, including the 1978 original, its 1981 sequel, 1998’s Halloween H20: 20 Years Later, and Resurrection.

Master of horror John Carpenter will executive produce and serve as creative consultant on this film, joining forces with cinema’s current leading producer of horror, Jason Blum (Get Out, Split, The Purge, Paranormal Activity). Inspired by Carpenter’s classic, filmmakers David Gordon Green and Danny McBride crafted a story that carves a new path from the events in the landmark 1978 film. Green also directs.

The film will be released on October 19, 2018.

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OtterBox Releases New Case Designs For Solo: A Star Wars Story

OtterBox has announced a new series of special edition cases for “Solo: A Star Wars Story,” in advance of the film. 

The new designs are part of the company’s Symmetry Series, featuring the same level of protection against dumps and drops with graphics that pay tribute to Han Solo and his loyal sidekick. The “Millennium Falcon” case features the legendary ship that made the kessel run in less than 12 parsecs, while “Chewbacca” is a great option for fans of the wookie and “All or Nothing” displays symbols representative of a galaxy far, far away. 

The new case are available now from the OtterBox website for $44.95 for the iPhone 7 and iPhone 8 versions, and $54.95 for the iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 8 Plus, and iPhone X versions.

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TIME Magazine Announces The 100 Most Influential People of 2018

Time magazine unveiled its annual list of the 100 most influential people in the world Thursday, including record numbers of 45 women and 45 people under the age of 40. 

The magazine paired guest contributors to write about each of the 100 people on the list. Former president Barack Obama says he draws inspiration from the Parkland, Fla., shooting survivors turned activists who organized the March for Our Lives rally against gun violence. 

Among the 45 women chosen were activist Tarana Burke, who founded Me Too and human rights activist Nice Nailantei Leng’ete, who has worked to end female genital mutilation in Kenya. 

Six of the top 100 will be featured on covers of the magazine’s special issue, and include: Burke; tennis champion Roger Federer; comedian and actor Tiffany Haddish; actor Nicole Kidman; singer Jennifer Lopez; and Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella. 

Check out the full list HERE. The list is divided into five categories: pioneers, artists, leaders, titans and icons.

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DC Designer Series: Superman Statue By Jim Lee

Legendary artist Jim Lee’s iconic take on the Man of Steel has been immortalized as a statue in the DC Designer Series. Measuring approximately 12″ tall and sculpted by Djordje Djokovic, Superman glides through the air, fists clenched, ready for anything.

DC Designer Series statues are based on art from the comics industry’s top creators and re-create their vision in vivid 3-D detail. Limited Edition of 5,000 and individually numbered

The statue measures approximately 12″ tall and will be on sale November 2018 for $150.

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