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Disneyland Offers Peek At Guardians of The Galaxy Attraction


Months before its announced summer 2017 opening, Disneyland has released new images of proposed Guardians of the Galaxy attraction, which will replace the Twilight Zone Tower of Terror at Disney California Adventure.

Announced in July at Comic-Con International, three months after plans for the makeover first leaked, Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: Breakout will transform the 1930s-style Hollywood Tower Hotel into The Collector’s fortress from Marvel Studios’ Guardians of the Galaxy, while keeping its elevator-drop ride elements.

“It really has a lot different design elements that all come together and create what’s really a very striking building,” John Mauro, executive director of Walt Disney Imagineering, said a new video. “It’s going to look like a brand-new attraction.”

The model shown in the new images was designed by Walt Disney Imagineering as a “warehouse, fortress-like power plant” that’s intended to be both intimidating and regal. The completed structure is where The Collector displays his newest acquisitions, the Guardians of the Galaxy, who are trapped inside customized display cases. Visitors, aka the Collector’s VIP guests, will board a gantry lift that launches them into a chaotic adventure with Rocket Raccoon to rescue his teammates.

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According to Disney, the attraction will be outfitted with new visual and audio effects, as well as music from the film’s hit soundtrack. The company also promises “a variety of randomizes ride experiences,” meaning guests won’t know which adventure they’ll get.

The planned replacement of the 12-year-old Tower of Terror hasn’t been without controversy. Following the July announcement of the makeover, a petition was launched on Change.org to urge Disney to save the attraction, drawing more than 35,000 supporters. Although the Tower of Terror at Disney California Adventure will close on Jan. 3, versions of the ride will continue to operate at Disney’s Hollywood Studios in Orlando, Florida, Tokyo DisneySea, and Walt Disney Studios Park in Paris.

Licensing agreements with Universal Orlando predating Disney’s $4 billion purchase of Marvel in 2009 prevent the company’s characters from appearing at Disney World in Florida. Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: Breakout will provide Marvel with its first permanent anchor at Disneyland.

Directed and co-written by James Gunn, 2014’s Guardians of the Galaxy grossed more than $773 million worldwide. Its sequel arrives May 6, 2017.

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 stars Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Vin Diesel, Bradley Cooper, Michael Rooker, Karen Gillan, Pom Klementieff, Elizabeth Debicki, Chris Sullivan and Kurt Russell.

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Marvel’s Iron Fist Premiere Date & First Look Photo


Netflix has announced the Marvel’s Iron Fist premiere date with both a teaser and a first first look photo! The series will premiere on March 17, 2017 at 12:01am PT in all territories where Netflix is available.

The Netflix original series Marvel’s Iron Fist is the fourth of the epic live-action adventure series (Marvel’s Daredevil, Marvel’s Jessica Jones and Marvel’s Luke Cage which are now streaming, all leading up to the teaming of the main characters in Marvel’s The Defenders) to premiere only on Netflix. The drama will premiere with 13 one-hour episodes.

A fifth series, Marvel’s The Punisher, has also started filming and stars Jon Bernthal.


In Marvel’s Iron Fist, billionaire Danny Rand (Finn Jones) returns to New York City after being missing for years, trying to reconnect with his past and his family legacy. He fights against the criminal element corrupting New York City with his kung-fu mastery and ability to summon the awesome power of the fiery Iron Fist.

The Marvel’s Iron Fist cast also includes Jessica Henwick as Colleen Wing, David Wenham as Harold Meachum, Jessica Stroup as Joy Meachum, and Tom Pelphrey as Ward Meachum. Marvel’s Jessica Jones star Carrie-Anne Moss will also reprise her role of lawyer Jeri Hogarth.

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Tweeterhead Limited Batman Classic TV Series Variant Maquette

Tweeterhead has revealed an extremely limited edition Batman Classic TV Series  – Batman “Noir” Variant 1/6 Scale Maquette.

This variant features the iconic Adam West Batman from the 1960’s TV series with a black cape, cowl, boots, gloves and shorts. It will not include the computer portion of the statue base that was included with the original piece.

This statue is limited to just 100 pieces, which will all be hand numbered. Pre-orders for the statue will go live on Wednesday, August 17th on tweeterhead.com. It will sell for $199.99.

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Funko Pop! Heroes: Golden Age Batman Coming In October


Funko will release a Pop! Heroes: Golden Age Batman figure in October.  You’ll only be able to find this Specialty Series exclusive in boutique retail, specialty stores, local comic book shops and from qualified online retailers. This figure will be made one time and will be extremely limited!

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Joe Hill’s Locke & Key Returns With One-Shot Small World


Get ready to unlock your mind for new Locke & Key” comics, because series creators Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriguez are sending us all back to Keyhouse in their new one-shot from IDW Entertainment, “Small World.”

Check out the cover reveal, find out what’s new in the tiny new world Rodriguez and Hill are crafting and learn what’s next for the “Locke & Key” television series.

“Locke & Key,” which ended its monthly run in 2013, is one part supernatural thriller, two parts puzzle box, and topped off with a heaping amount of good old-fashioned horror. The first six books were centered around the Locke kids and their ancestral home, a winding New England manor in which a number of magical keys are hidden, keys that can unlock doors that lead to wherever your heart desires, can turn you into a ghost and even drill into another person’s mind. Naturally, as with all things magic, there are evil forces at work trying to harness the power from the keys. It’s up to the children of the Locke family to solve each little mystery as it’s revealed by Keyhouse.

Back in 2011, Fox conjured a pilot for a TV series with Mark Romanek directing and a script by Josh Friedman. Despite being praised by critics after the pilot was leaked on the Internet, “Locke & Key” wasn’t ordered to series and any hopes of exploring the mysteries of Keyhouse on screen was lost to the ether. Until now:  Recently, IDW Entertainment announced that it wants to give a “Locke & Key” TV show another go, but this time with Hill himself writing the pilot.

But TV takes forever and  in order to quench the fans’ hunger for more “Locke & Key” now, IDW will be releasing “Small World” in December. The one-off comic goes back in time to tell a new story from one of the many keepers-of-the-keys in the Locke family, Mary Locke ( one of Rodriguez’s all-time favorite characters to draw).

The LA Times spoke with Hill (both over the phone and via email) and Rodriguez about returning to their spooky series with “Small World,” and Hill elaborated on his big plans for the new pilot. Read the interview HERE.

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Variant Cover For Dark Knight Returns: The Last Crusade By Bill Sienkiewicz


Here is the variant cover for Dark Knight Returns: The Last Crusade by the GREAT Bill Sienkiewicz.

The one-shot is set before the events of Frank Miller’s The Dark Knight Returns. Co-written by the Dark Knight III duo of Frank Miller and Brian Azzarello, Dark Knight Returns: The Last Crusade is a 64-page prestige format one-shot drawn by legendary artist John Romita, Jr.

This book is a prequel to The Dark Knight Returns and it’s got a lot to do with Jason Todd and what happens to him at the hands of the Joker. This was only touched on in Dark Knight Returns. We know Jason Todd met his end, but this book tells the story of how he met his end and what transpires up to that point. Dark Knight Returns: The Last Crusade also features Killer Croc, Poison Ivy and Selina Kyle.

The Last Crusade takes place more than 10 years before the events of Miller’s The Dark Knight Returns and it’s available today!

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Kotobukiya Announces The Amazing Spider-Man ARTFX+ Statue

A Kotobukiya Japanese import! Kotobukiya’s Marvel Comics ARTFX+ Statues have brought you Earth’s Mightiest Heroes in the Avengers as well as the heroic mutants of the X-Men.  Now they’re kicking off an all-new series of high quality 1/10th scale ARTFX+ figures based on characters in the world of everyone’s favorite web-slinger, so of course they’re starting with The Amazing Spider-Man himself! In 1962 Stan Lee created the character of Spider-Man, the teen-aged Peter Parker granted extraordinary powers by the bite of a radioactive spider. With great power comes great responsibility, and Spider-Man would use that power to save lives and protect the innocent. The innovative superhero has gone on to become one of the most popular and famous characters of all time, appearing in hundreds of comic books, television shows, and a huge comic book blockbuster film franchise.

The Amazing Spider-Man is always in the middle of the action, and this fantastic ARTFX+ presentation captures him in one of his most iconic poses. The heroic Peter Parker crouches low to the ground, ready to spring up at a moment’s notice. His left hand is stretched behind him for balance while his right hand is thrust forward in the classic web-shooting pose.  Spider-Man wears his traditional red and blue costume, recreated here with painstaking sculpted detail in the fabric’s texture, black webbing design, spider emblem on his chest, and the superhero’s lean muscled physique. Sculpted by the same master artist who did the Marvel Now! Avengers and X-Men series, Junnosuke Abe, the Amazing Spider-Man is just under 3 ½ inches tall (in the ARTFX+ 1/10th scale) while crouched, and he too has magnets in his feet to provide perfect stability on his included display base. Catch Spider-Man before he swings away, and watch out for more Spidey-related ARTFX+ Statues coming from Kotobukiya soon!

Pre-order HERE for $59.99, available November 2016.

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Batman: The Killing Joke Animated Blu-ray & DVD To Be Released On August 2, 2016


According to Amazon, fans won’t have to wait much longer for the release of “Batman: The Killing Joke.” A new listing reveals that the animated film will be available for purchase in just under three months. The adaptation of Alan Moore and Brian Bolland’s creepy Dark Knight tale will be released on Blu-ray and DVD on August 2, 2016.

The first trailer for “The Killing Joke,” which reunites “Batman: The Animated Series” voice actors Kevin Conroy and Mark Hamill, was released in late April. The film will be rated R.

Based on Alan Moore and Brian Bolland’s famed comic of the same name, and featuring the voices of Kevin Conroy (Batman), Mark Hamill (The Joker), Tara Strong (Batgirl) and Ray Wise (Commissioner Gordon), “Batman: The Killing Joke” is set to premiere at Comic-Con International in San Diego this July.

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Rom # 1 Variant Cover By Tom Whalen


IDW will release this Rom # 1 variant cover by Tom Whalen in July.

Rom the Space Knight began life as one of the first LED-driven action figures in the late 1970s, then went on to much more acclaim as a comic book hero. Now, removed from comics for over three decades, the character is being given new life in Rom the Space Knight, an all-new comic book series from IDW Publishing.

Rom the Space Knight tells the story of Rom, a member of the benevolent Solstar Order and greatest of the Space Knights, interstellar soldiers in a centuries-old war with the Dire Wraiths. The Wraiths are a race of alien invaders who’ve destroyed many planets and infiltrated Earth for nefarious purposes.

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Deadpool Comes To Blu-ray & DVD May 10, 2016


Hold onto your chimichangas, folks. From the studio that brought you all 3 Taken films comes Deadpool, the block-busting, fourth-wall-breaking masterpiece about Marvel Comics’ sexiest anti-hero! Go deep inside the origin story…typical stuff…rogue experiment, accelerated healing powers, horrible disfigurement, red spandex, imminent revenge. Directed by overpaid tool Tim Miller, and starring God’s perfect idiot Ryan Reynolds, Ed Skrein, Morena Baccarin, T.J. Miller and Gina Carano, Deadpool is a giddy slice of awesomeness packed with more twists than my enemies’ intestines and more action than prom night. Amazeballs!

Deadpool will be available on Blu-ray and DVD May 10, 2016 from Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment.


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