Disney Announces New Subscription Box Service Called Disney Backstage Collection

ShopDisney has just announced their latest subscription box – Disney Backstage Collection. Launching this month at D23 and available for order in September, subscribers can delight in rare artwork from Disney animated films and theme parks, turning up their fandom with untold backstories from animators and archivists.

Disney Backstage Collection invites you to celebrate the rich heritage of The Walt Disney Company and get exclusive behind-the-scenes merchandise you won’t find anywhere else! The first in the collection is a throwback to the earliest beginnings of Disney Brothers Studio – predating even Mickey Mouse himself. The first shipment includes:

– A premium-blend T-shirt featuring exclusive Disney artwork
– A highly collectible Disney pin
– A behind-the-scenes story card
– A retro keepsake canister

For as low as $34.99 per monthly shipments, customers will receive a retro keepsake canister with a limited-release t-shirt, pin, behind-the-scenes story card and a mystery storytelling detail included in every box.

The first box in the series is a throwback to the earliest beginnings of Disney Brother Studios, predating Mickey Mouse himself!

Pricing/Frequency:

Pre-paid 3 boxes: $39.99/box/month for 3 months
Pre-paid 6 boxes: $37.99/box/month for 6 months
Pre-paid 12 boxes: $34.99/box/month for 12 months

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Marvel And The Folio Society Team For The Ultimate Collector’s Edition Comic: Marvel: The Golden Age 1939–1949

As the celebration of its 80th anniversary continues, Marvel Comics is teaming up with publisher The Folio Society to release a special collection celebrating Marvel’s first ten years.

The Folio Society is working with legendary Marvel editor Roy Thomas on Marvel: The Golden Age 1939–1949, which features five specially selected comics from those early years. The collection includes a reproduction of its very first comic, Marvel Comics #1. Other titles featured in the collection are The Sub-Mariner #1, The Human Torch #5, Captain America Comics #10 and All Winners Comics #19.

These selected comics highlight key characters, debuts and famous fights, as well as the creators synonymous with Marvel during that period in the publisher’s history. Additionally, the collection features an introduction by Thomas.

The collection is special in many ways, with Marvel Comics #1 being reproduced in its original format. The other comics retain their original look while being produced in the treasury format. The remaining four are bound in a hardback volume with lettering by Ian Jepson and exclusive original artwork by current Marvel artist Marco D’Alfonso.

Features:

Main volume

– Bound in screen-printed and metallic foil blocked cloth with lettering by Ian Jepson Set in Miller Text with Benton as display
– 272 pages printed in 4-color throughout
– Endpapers printed in metallic ink with a design by Marco D’Alfonso
– Ribbon marker
– Colured page edges
– Measures 13¼˝ x 9¼˝

Solander Box

Bound and lined in printed and gold laminated paper with a design by Marco D’Alfonso

Facsimile Comic

– 64 pages with 4-page cover
– Measures 10˝ x 7˝

Exclusive Print

– Illustration by Marco D’Alfonso printed in 4-colour on Natural Evolution White 280gsm paper
– Measures 10˝ x 7˝

Marvel: The Golden Age 1939-1949 can be pre-ordered HERE for $225. This beautiful collectible book will be released on September 25, 2019.

         

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J.J. Abrams, The Modern Master of Mystery, Makes His Mark On Marvel In The Spider-Man #1 Trailer

J.J. Abrams takes the webbed wonder to new heights when he and his son Henry partner with legendary spider-artist Sara Pichelli for a Spider-Man story like you’ve never seen before! Cadaverous, a terrifying new villain, will force Spidey to make some of the hardest choices of his life. Can he protect MJ, Manhattan…or even himself? Check out this brand new trailer for Spider-Man #1 featuring Executive Editor Nick Lowe and writers J.J. and Henry Abrams!  

Die-Cut Variant Cover designed by Chip Kidd

“Having these geniuses working together on Spider-Man, the greatest fictional character of all time, couldn’t be better,” Lowe exclaimed, a sentiment shared by the Abrams. “We knew [Sara Pichelli’s] stuff – she’s a genius,” J.J. added. “The fact that we got Sara to do this book was the luckiest gift of all time.”

Henry Abrams went on to shed more light on the creative team’s thinking behind the scenes. “Spider-Man in general has been one of the most interesting super hero characters to me – how when he gets stronger, his problems get bigger,” he said. “A large focus on our series was [Spider-Man] as a person and not just him as a mask. So how does he deal with these real issues? It’s been a pleasure exploring that.”

“Cadaverous is one of the most terrifying Spider-Man villains of all time – and that’s saying something,” Lowe warned. “Spidey has faced the Green Goblin, Carnage, Venom, and Cadaverous might be even scarier and a little bit grosser than any of them.”

Spider-Man #1 arrives September 18 in comic shops.

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Watch The Mr. Mercedes Season 3 Trailer 

The official Mr. Mercedes Season 3 trailer is here. Based on Stephen King’s best-selling Bill Hodges Trilogy, which includes Mr. Mercedes, Finders Keepers and End of Watch. 

Don’t miss the premiere of Mr. Mercedes Season 3 Tuesday, September 10th at 10pm ET/PT on DIRECTV Channel 239, On Demand 1239, DIRECTV, U-Verse, & AT&T TV NOW.

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Suntup Editions Announces Dolores Claiborne Cover Collection Print By Rob Wood

Suntup Editions announces their fourth print from artist Rob Wood. Previously, they published Rob’s artwork from Needful Things, Nightmares and Dreamscapes and Four Past Midnight. Now, Suntup offers Rob’s beautiful art from the first edition of Dolores Claiborne as their latest addition to The Covers Collection.

Dolores Claiborne was the 32nd book published by Stephen King, originally released in November 1992. The novel, along with the author’s other 1992 release, Gerald’s Game, was originally conceived as part of a larger work to be entitled, In the Path of the Eclipse. After doing a whole series of sketches for Dolores Claiborne, including some of dust bunnies under a bed and many different concepts for the eclipse, the art director at Viking suggested a view of Dolores from the bottom of the well. As a result, we have Rob’s stunning artwork capturing Dolores standing over a wide well as the eclipse takes place behind her. The glorious detail to the brick can be seen here in this print like never before. It is easy to see why, of the many covers Rob Wood created for Stephen King, this is the one King personally asked if he could own.

These prints are hand-signed by Rob Wood, who has also created a Remarque which appears on the first 20 large prints — nine 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 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 Proofs and – 3 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: September 1, 2019
Available for Pre-Order: August 15, 2019

Large Size: 18 x 24 ($100)
Small Size: 12 x 17 ($175)

Order HERE.

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Subterranean Press Announces Signed Limited Edition of Joe Hill’s Full Throttle

Subterranean Press announces the signed limited edition of Joe Hill’s major new collection, Full Throttle, which will be designed and illustrated by Dave McKean. The edition will be printed and illustrated in two colors throughout on 80# Finch, with an 8×8 trim size, and housed in a foil-stamped slipcase.

About the Book:

The book you are holding is Joe Hill’s first short story collection since 2005’s 20thCentury Ghosts. It’s been a long time between volumes, but the wait is finally over. Full Throttle is quite simply a stunning collection, filled to overflowing with wonders, terrors, and pure narrative magic. It is the work of a profoundly gifted writer who has come fully—and memorably—into his own.

Full Throttle contains thirteen stories and novellas, along with extensive story notes and an illuminating introduction that explores the various influences that have shaped its authors life and work. The stories themselves encompass an impressive assortment of settings, ideas, and emotions. Each story, without exception, is a meticulously crafted gem. 

Many of these stories concern journeys—some of them brief, some more extensive—that lead to unexpected, frequently lethal destinations. In “Wolverton Station,” an American executive boards a British train and finds himself faced with impossible—but very real—horrors. “Faun” takes its privileged protagonists through a “little door” that connects our world to. . . somewhere else. “Late Returns,” a gently affecting story with just a touch of Jack Finney, offers a fictional meditation on time, mortality, and the enduring importance of books. “Throttle,” the first of two notable collaborations, tells of an imperiled outlaw biker gang and offers a brilliant riff on the Richard Matheson classic, “Duel.” A second collaboration, “In The Tall Grass,” follows a brother and sister off a lonely state highway and into the high weeds of an occult wilderness, where time and space have come apart, and only the mad can survive. In the closing story, “You Are Released,” a plane bound for Boston takes an abrupt detour through the geopolitical horrors of our age.

Taken both individually and together, these stories show us a writer in full, mature command of his considerable gifts. Full Throttle is, of course, a dark, unsettling book, but it is also a good deal more. Each story is filled with grace notes. Each is marked by compassion, empathy, and an underlying decency that lends an emotional weight to every page. These stories may have been a long time coming, but—like their author—they’re here to stay. Full Throttle is a gift to Joe Hill’s many readers, and a treasure trove of story worth returning to over and over again.

Table of Contents:

– Introduction: Who’s Your Daddy?
– Throttle (with Stephen King)
– Dark Carousel
– Wolverton Station
– By the Silver Water of Lake Champlain
– Faun
– Late Returns
– All I Care About is You
– Thumbprint
– The Devil on the Staircase
– Twittering from the Circus of the Dead
– Mums
– In the Tall Grass (with Stephen King)
– You Are Released
– Story Notes and Acknowledgments
– About the Author

The numbered edition will be fully-designed and illustrated by Dave McKean, and printed on a premium paper, bound in cloth, and housed in a custom slipcase. The book can be pre-ordered HERE for $175.

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Amazon Offers Retro Pricing In Los Angeles For Maisel Day On August 15

Los Angeles residents will be able to purchase lunch, gasoline, makeup applications, shoeshines, movie tickets and hotel rooms at 1959 prices on August 15, which Amazon Prime is calling “Maisel Day.”  That means you can see a movie for a mere 51 cents, grab a hot dog for 59 cents, and get your hair done (with a Midge Maisel-inspired look) for a whopping $2. It’s part of an Emmy push for Amazon Prime’s “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel.” More than 25 L.A.-area businesses will partner with the streamer to offer the discounts in celebration of the hit show that landed 20 Emmy nominations its second season, the most for any comedy this year.

Here are all the places, and the prices, celebrating the show:

Style

Bellacures, manicure: $2
Blushington, full-face makeover: $2.50
Drybar, Mrs. Maisel-inspired look: $2
Gornik & Drucker, haircut: $3
The Grove Shine, shoeshine: 75 cents
Starring by Ted Gibson, “Mrs. Maisel” haircut: $2.50

Food

Art’s Delicatessen & Restaurant , corned beef, pastrami or turkey sandwich with pickle: 99 cents
Big Sugar Bakeshop, pink vanilla cupcake: 25 cents
Cafe 50’s, malt: 30 cents
Canter’s Deli, “Maisel” pastrami sandwich: 99 cents
Deluca’s Italian Deli, “Mrs. Maisel” deli-style turkey sandwich: $2
Dominique Ansel Bakery, croissant: 50 cents
The Draycott, glass of champagne: $2
Häagen-Dazs, scoop of ice cream: 80 cents
Hank’s, Ruben sandwich: 85 cents
Ladurée, macaron: 25 cents
McConnell’s Fine Ice Creams, scoop of ice cream: 25 cents
Mel’s Drive-In, Melburger with fries: 50 cents, milkshake: 30 cents, slice of pie: 30 cents
Philz Coffee, “Mrs. Maisel” rose coffee: 50 cents
Pink’s Hot Dogs, hot dog: 59 cents
See’s Candies, 1-pound box of chocolates: $1.50
Susie Cakes, pink vanilla or pink chocolate cupcake: 25 cents
Yum Creamery, special ice cream dessert: $1

Entertainment

Bay Theatre, movie ticket: 51 cents
Chevron Santa Monica, gallon of gasoline (up to 20 gallons): 30 cents
Hollywood Improv, one admission: $1
The Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel, one-night stay: $40
The Sportsmen’s Lodge Hotel, one-night stay: $40

All deals are walk-in only and subject to availability as supplies may be limited. For locations and details about the special Maisel Day deals, visit MaiselDay.com.

Batman: The Definitive History of The Dark Knight In Comics, Film, and Beyond

Dive into the history of one of the greatest Super Heroes of all time with this deluxe book exploring the creation and legacy of the Dark Knight.

Since his 1939 debut in the pages of Detective Comics, Batman has become an icon, instantly recognizable the world over. Through the years, Gotham City’s guardian has been interpreted in so many radically different ways that we all now have our own Batman. To some, he’s the colorful Caped Crusader who dispatches villains with a POW! To others, he’s the grim Dark Knight hell-bent on avenging the death of his parents. And to others still he’s made of LEGO, has great abs and likes to eat lobster thermidor!

In celebration of the Dark Knight’s 80th Anniversary, this deluxe volume tells the complete story of Batman and the many forms he’s taken across comics, TV, animation, film, video games and beyond, to present a compelling portrait of one of the most recognizable and versatile characters in the history of fiction. Covering the complete history of Batman in vivid detail, the book features exclusive commentary from the key creatives who have been instrumental in building the Dark Knight’s ongoing legacy, including Neal Adams, Tim Burton, Paul Dini, Steve Englehart, Mark Hamill, Grant Morrison, Julie Newmar, Christopher Nolan, Denny O’Neil, Joel Schumacher, Scott Snyder and Zack Snyder.

Along with taking readers on an unparalleled journey into the creation of the most memorable Batman moments in the character’s eighty-year history—from the “Knightfall” comics arc to Tim Burton’s films and the Arkham video game series—the book offers incomparable access to the DC and Warner Bros. archives to deliver an avalanche of never-before-seen visual treasures that are guaranteed to blow the minds of Batman fans everywhere.

Filled with exclusive insert items Batman: The Definitive History of the Dark Knight in Comics, Film, and Beyond, is the ultimate exploration of a true legend whose impact on our culture has no limits.

  

This book contains new writing and never-before-seen content, such as: 

– A foreword by Michael Keaton, who played the Caped Crusader in Tim Burton’s Batman (1989) and Batman Returns (1992).
– A preface from Dennis O’Neil, a legendary Batman comic book writer and editor.
– An introduction by Kevin Conroy, the voice of Batman in Batman: The Animated Series, and countless other Batman properties including the Arkham Asylum video games.
– Interviews with Christopher Nolan and the other key creatives behind The Dark Knight Trilogy.
– Never-before-seen photography and concept art from the Tim Burton films Batman and Batman Returns
– Sketches, animation cels and storyboards from Batman: The Animated Series and other Batman animated shows, including The Batman and Brave and the Bold.

The book also unearths a lost gem of Batman lore: a rejected 40-page film treatment submitted to WB by Bob Kane, Batman’s co-creator, in 1986, called The Return of Batman. Comprehensive, compelling and filled with previously unseen treasures, Batman: The Definitive History of the Dark Knight in Comics, Film, and Beyond is the ultimate guide to our most legendary Super Hero.

Pre-order the 304 page book HERE. Batman: The Definitive History of the Dark Knight in Comics, Film, and Beyond will be released on October 22, 2019.

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Barbara And Andy Muschietti Producing An Adaptation of Stephen King’s Roadwork

An adaptation of Roadwork by Stephen King will be produced by IT director Andy Muschietti and his partner/sister Barbara Muschietti. 

The short novel by Richard Bachman was first published in 1981 and then later collected with other stories in 1985’s The Bachman Books. A few years later it was revealed that Bachman was a pseudonym of Stephen King.

Book jacket photos of Richard Bachman and Stephen King

The book’s official description reads, “It’s all coming to an end for Barton Dawes. The city’s Highway 784 extension is in the process of being constructed right across town and inexorably through every aspect of Bart’s existence—whether it’s about to barrel over the laundry plant where he makes a living, or soon to smash through the very home where he makes a life. But as a result, something’s been happening inside Bart’s head that a heartless local bureaucracy isn’t prepared for—a complete and irrevocable burnout of the mental circuit breaker that keeps a mild-mannered person from turning to violent means. As the wheels of progress and a demolition crew continue unabated throughout Bart’s neighborhood, he’s not about to give everything up without a fight. As a matter of fact, he’s ready and waiting to ignite an explosive confrontation with the legislative forces gathered against him.”

Argentine director Pablo Trapero is slated to helm the project. “It’s a fantastic script,” Barbara revealed to Radio Cantilo. “We hope to start shooting at the beginning of next year.”

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Wonder Woman: Bloodlines Coming October 5, 2019 To Digital, Arriving October 22, 2019 To Blu-ray

Experience an all-new adventure with DC’s most powerful heroine – filled with intrigue, mythology and relentless battles on shores near and far – in Wonder Woman: Bloodlines, the next entry in the popular series of DC Universe Movies. Produced by Warner Bros. Animation and DC, the feature-length animated film arrives – accompanied by the DC Showcase animated short Death, inspired by Neil Gaiman’s “The Sandman” – from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment on Digital starting October 5, 2019, and on 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack, and Blu-ray Combo Pack on October 22, 2019.

Wonder Woman: Bloodlines will be available on 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack (USA $39.99 SRP; Canada $43.99 SRP) and Blu-ray Combo Pack (USA $24.98 SRP; Canada $34.97 SRP) as well as on Digital. The 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack features an Ultra HD Blu-ray disc in 4K with HDR, a Blu-ray disc featuring the film in hi-definition and a digital version of the movie. The Blu-ray Combo Pack features a Blu-ray disc with the film in hi-definition, a DVD with the film in standard definition and a digital version of the movie.

In Wonder Woman: Bloodlines, Amazon princess Diana of Themyscira chooses to save fighter pilot Steve Trevor and return him to his home in America – setting in motion one of Wonder Woman’s most captivating chapters. Fulfilling the role of both ambassador as well as protector, Diana soon earns the name Wonder Woman from the gracious people of Earth. Equally strong in body, heart and will, she makes it her mission to help a troubled young girl enlisted by a deadly organization known as Villainy, Inc., whose criminal members have their sights set on invading Themyscira, Diana’s paradise home. Prepare for a thrilling quest packed with brutal battles, mysterious mythology and endless wonder!

Rosario Dawson (Jane the Virgin, Rent, Luke Cage) returns as the voice of Wonder Woman for the sixth time, leading a sensational Wonder Woman: Bloodlines voice cast that includes Jeffrey Donovan (Fargo, Burn Notice) as Steve Trevor, Marie Avgeropoulos (The 100) as Silver Swan, Adrienne C. Moore (Orange Is the New Black) as Etta Candy, Kimberly Brooks (DC Super Hero Girls, Mass Effect, Winx Club) as The Cheetah & Giganta, Courtenay Taylor (Regular Show, Fallout 4) as Dr. Poison, Constance Zimmer (Entourage, House of Cards, Unreal) as Veronica Cale, Nia Vardalos (My Big Fat Greek Wedding) as Julia Kapatelis, Michael Dorn (Star Trek: The Next Generation, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Arrow) as Ferdinand, Cree Summer (Batman Beyond, Rugrats) as Hippolyta, Mozhan Marno (The Blacklist, House of Cards) as Dr. Cyber, and Ray Chase (Justice League Dark) as Lead Bandit.

Wonder Woman: Bloodlines is co-directed by Sam Liu (Reign of the Supermen) and Justin Copeland (Batman: Hush) from a script by Mairghread Scott (Justice League Action, Guardians of the Galaxy animated series). Jim Krieg (Batman: Gotham by Gaslight) is co-producer. Sam Liu and Amy McKenna (The Death of Superman) are producers. Executive Producers are Sam Register and James Tucker (Batman: Hush).

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