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Marvel to Release Star Wars Sampler for Free Comic Book Day on May the 4th

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This year Free Comic Book Day and May the 4th Be with You fall on the same day, May 4th (obviously.) So this year Marvel is going to send out a free comic that features a preview of the following comics: Tie Fighter, Galaxy’s Edge, Age of Rebellion-Boba Fett, and more along with creator interviews.

Retailers will be given 25-pack bundles based on their past orders with Diamond Comic Distributors. But, retailers could purchase additional bundles for $5.00 each. Which was a pretty good deal for 25 comics and definitely worth buying to bring more people into the shop.

There is also a Star Wars Adventures title from IDW that will be out for Free Comic Book Day as well (according to the FCBD website.)

(W) Cavan Scott (A/CA) Derek Charm
The stars have aligned: This year, Free Comic Book Day coincides with Star Wars Day! Han and Chewie race against pirates in a search for one of three identical droids that contain the location of a legendary treasure. But what our favorite smugglers don’t know is the other two droids are booby trapped! Trickery and double-crosses abound in this original story set before A New Hope! May the Fourth be with you!
Rating: Teen

Comic shops have been closing down at a troubling rate as of late. I hope that something like this can bring in fans and sales for the retailers. We don’t want to see any more comic shops close.

Here is a list of the comics that will be available on Free Comic Book Day, according to their website.

If you are interested in the special Star Wars sampler comic, make sure to visit your participating retail location to get yours on May 4th. If you aren’t interested in the Star Wars comic, stop in anyways and buy something else so we can help keep them in business.

Source: Newsarama, Free Comic Book Day,

Marvel Releases ‘Avengers: End Game’ Posters For Living and ‘Snapped’ Characters

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Marvel has just released 32 posters of the MCU characters. The ones alive a the start of Avengers: End Game are in color, while those that perished at the end of Avengers: Infinity War are done in black and white. They have “Avenge the Fallen” written across them.

We finally know what happened to Shuri.

Here are the groups:

Living:

From Left to Right: Captain American, Iron Man, Black Widow, Thor, Bruce Banner, Ant Man, Captain Marvel, Hawkeye/Ronin, Okoye, Nebula, Valkyrie, Wong, War Machine, Pepper Potts, Happy Hogan, and Rocket Raccoon.

Deceased/Snapped:

From Left to Right: Spider-man, Shuri, Black Panther, Doctor Strange, Groot, Wasp, Vision, Scarlet Witch, Gamora (dead to make the snap), Drax, Bucky Barnes, Bucky, Falcon, Star Lord, Mantis, Loki (dead before the snap), and Nick Fury.

Of course it’s perfectly balanced, as it should be. So now we can be 100% sure going into the film who is alive and who is gone.

Marvel’s Avengers: End Game hits theaters on April 26th (one month from today!)

 

CalArts and SCAD: Is Art School Worth It?

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Should you go to art school if you want to work in the animation industry or comics? Gravity Falls creator Alex Hirsch tweets that he doesn’t believe CalArts is actually worth the money, and several blogs state that SCAD is kind of a ripoff too. Can you make a career in art WITHOUT going to art school?

Geeky is a certified art teacher and Kneon has worked professionally as a commercial artist, with many clients including Disney. What do they think?

Hat tip: Owlz Senpai on the Clownfish TV Discord

Links –

Report: The SCAD Scam

https://calarts.edu/tuition-and-financial-aid/tuition-and-fees/tuition-fees-estimated-expenses

https://www.payscale.com/research/US/Job=Animator/Salary

https://www.scad.edu/admission/tuition-and-fees/undergraduate

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SHE-RA Co-Creator DIES While DreamWorks Pretends They Invented Her!

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One of She-Ra’s “two dads” died last week. Larry DiTillio, who was instrumental in the creation of the Princess of Power, passed away while DreamWorks’ PR machine still pretends that She-Ra was created by Noelle Stevenson all by herself. DreamWorks couldn’t even acknowledge his passing on social media. Seriously?!

Link – https://www.syfy.com/syfywire/larry-ditillio-she-ra-he-man-obituary-j-michael-straczynski

She-Ra ECCC 2019 Panel – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nw7DCvoQ5rU

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‘Captain Marvel’ and ‘Avengers: End Game’ Super Bowl Spots

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Marvel has two new 30 second spots for the Super Bowl.

The first one is for Captain Marvel, hitting theaters on March 8.

It’s mostly what we’ve already seen with the trailers. It starts off with a “let’s show the boys how it’s done” message and then goes into her “Higher, Further, Faster” slogan.

Not much shown that we haven’t already seen.

Avengers: End Game is the second spot

From the trailer we can tell that time has passed by the poster talking about losing loved ones.

It feels like Captain America is at a type of support group.
The trailer also shows who survived “the snap.”

I’m really looking forward to this one!

Avengers: End Game will hit theaters April 26, 2019

‘Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ Season 6 First Look Trailer Dropped

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ABC posted a “First Look” trailer for the upcoming season, Season 6, of Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

From this we glean that Coulson is now dead and Mack is put in charge. They are also still looking for Fitz, who has a version of himself in stasis somewhere out in space.

We see a lot of the characters returning as well including Agent May, Daisy, Mack, Fitz, Yo-Yo, and Simmons.  We also see Piper and Enoch in the image below.

This season they are facing a new group of renegade adversaries.

But we do get a ‘surprise’ at the end of the trailer.

The new season will have 13 episodes and will begin airing in July.

What do you think? Comment and let us know.

Source: ABC Youtube

 

Marvel to Release Several Star Wars Comic Series Beginning in April

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Marvel will be releasing three new series of Star Wars comics beginning in April.

Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge

The first one on the list is a five-issue miniseries aiming to promote and give fans a look at the “backstory” of Black Spire Outpost tying into the Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge expansions coming to both Disneyland and Walt Disney World.  The planet of Battu, where the outpost is located, is located in the outer rim at the “wild” edge of space.

The series will introduce new charaters like Dok-Ondar, an Ithorian “collector of rare antiquities.” Readers will “..find out what happens when the First Order reaches the edge of wild space. The key to saving this lawless outpost might just involve a job pulled long ago by none other than Han Solo and his cohort Chewbacca.”

This new series will be written by Ethan Sacks (Star Wars: Age of Republic series.) Art will be by Will Sliney (Solo: A Star Wars Story adaptation.) The covers will be done by Walt Disney Imagineering and Lucasfilm concept artists instead of traditional comic cover artists.

TIE Fighter

This is just the latest in news for Marvel/Star Wars comics. Earlier it was also announced that there will be a new series beginning in April called TIE Fighter. This will also be a five-part series that will follow the Empire’s elite squad called Shadow Wing. Their job is to destroy the Rebel Alliance.  It will be written by Jody Houser and have art by Roge Antonio. Cover art will be by Giuseppe Camuncoli and Elia Bonetti.

This series will tie into the upcoming Alphabet Squadron book by Alexander Freed releasing this summer.

Star Wars: Age of Rebellion

A few days ago it was announced that Marvel would release yet another series in April, made up of 10 one-offs called Star Wars: Age of Rebellion. This series would focus on characters from the original trilogy (which seems to be a common these with these series.)

The books will have side stories for Princess Leia, Grand Moff Tarkin, Age of Rebellion Special (stories of IG-88, Yoda, Biggs Darklighter and Jek Porkins) in April. Han Solo, Boba Fett, Lando Calrissian and Jabba the Hut in May, and Luke Skywalker, and Darth Vader in June.

It’s almost as if Marvel and Star Wars are using each other to prop up their lower performance in the last fiscal year. One series seems aimed at promoting the theme park expansions, one is to promote a popular book, and the final series is aimed at building on nostalgia leading into Star Wars Episode IX.  Star Wars will receive promotion and if Marvel can leverage nostalgia right, it could prop up it’s numbers.

All of this comes at a time when the fan base has split, after the last film, and the general public seem to be losing interest in Star Wars..

It will be interesting to see if this combined effort will pay off in the end.

What do you think? Comment and let us know!

 

 

Sources: Star Wars, Fansided, Theforce.net, Comicbook.com,

Guardians of the Galaxy Stage Show Returning to Walt Disney World

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Disney has announced they will bring back the Guardians of the Galaxy stage show. It will return this year to Epcot at the Walt Disney World Resort.

The show entitled Guardians of the Galaxy: Awesome Mix Live will offer daily shows at the American Guardians Theater located just outside of the American Adventure pavilion. Guests can see the show from June 14th through August 18th.

Star-Lord and Gamora will perform (Gamora mostly judges everyone) songs from his Awesome Mix tapes. Some of the songs last year included: Hooked on a Feeling, Come and Get your Love and Hit Me With Your Best Shot, among others.

Here’s a video one of our friends took last year:

These stage shows are most likely there to keep fans interested and excited about the upcoming Guardians of the Galaxy attraction coming to Epcot. This new attraction, when complete, is said to be one of the largest indoor roller coasters in the world. Patents have been filed previously for special new technology to be used on the ride vehicles.

We have a while to wait though. This new attraction won’t open until 2020 or 2021.

What do you think? Would you watch this stage show? Comment and let us know!

‘Ghostbusters 3’ Is a Go!

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The internet is crackling with excitement as Jason Reitman, son of the original 1984 Ghostbusters director Ivan Reitman, will direct and co-write a new Ghostbusters movie along with Gil Kenan (Monster House.)  Ivan Reitman will return as a producer on the new film.

Entertainment Weekly broke the news in an exclusive with interview quotes from both Jason and Ivan Reitman.

Jason Reitman had this to say about his new endeavor:

“I’ve always thought of myself as the first Ghostbusters fan, when I was a 6-year-old visiting the set. I wanted to make a movie for all the other fans. This is the next chapter in the original franchise. It is not a reboot. What happened in the ‘80s happened in the ‘80s, and this is set in the present day.”

This movie, unlike the 2016 film, will be set in the same continuity as the original films.

“I have so much respect for what Paul created with those brilliant actresses, and would love to see more stories from them. However, this new movie will follow the trajectory of the original film,”

Today they released a “teaser trailer” for the film:

 

Sony has announced that the film should be out Summer 2020.  No word on casting or if any of the original Ghostbusters actors will return for the third film, but I really hope they do!

Something else to note from the announcement in Entertainment Weekly, it is indicated that there will be a new animated series as well:

Sony is also developing an animated Ghostbusters film, but that will come out after this new live-action project, and a different team will be involved in creating it.

A new movie and a new animated series. Let’s hope they stick the landing!

What do you think? Comment and let us know!

Source: Entertainment Weekly

The Dragon Prince Season 2 Premier Date Announced

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Fans of the Netflix original show The Dragon Prince have finally gotten an answer about when the next season will air.

Today, during a panel at Anime Los Angeles, the creators announced that the series would return to Netflix on February 15th. It was also announced on Twitter.

Season 2 will have 9 episodes and will again feature Callum, Rayla and Ezran as they continue their journey to Xadia to return the hatched Dragon Prince named Zym.

We have a bit more than a month until the new season. If you haven’t watched it yet you really should. It’s very good and it definitely feels like Avatar: The Last Airbender. This makes sense as one of The Dragon Prince co-creators is Aaron Ehasz, the head writer of the Avatar series.

What do you think? Comment and let us know!