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Marvel to Release Several Star Wars Comic Series Beginning in April


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


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!


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


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!

Godzilla: King of Monsters Jakks Pacific Toys Revealed


Godzilla fans are already gearing up for the upcoming Godzilla: King of Monsters movie coming out the end of May. Now we have a look at the upcoming toys from Jakks Pacific, thanks to the UK toy store
Animegami. There is a bit of a spoiler in one of the two packs (so keep that in mind reading on.)

The toys listed on the site are the following with releases for May:

  • Godzilla 12″ Figure
  • Godzilla Giant Size 24″ Figure
  • Monster Packs 6″ Figures
  • Monster Matchups 2-Packs 3.5″ Figures
  • Godzilla Electronic Mask

Godzilla 12″ Figure

Godzilla is 12″ tall and 20″ from head to tail, with several points of articulation.

Godzilla 24″ Figure

This Godzilla is one of the largest. Head to the end of his tail he’s about 43″ long!

Monster Match Ups 2-Packs

Monster Pack 6″ Figures

Rodan with building
King Ghidorah with building.

Godzilla Electronic Mask

These are some cool figures to look forward to. Not sure how much they will retail for in the United States, but I’m sure our son will want them all!

Godzilla: King of Monsters crashes into theaters on May 31, 2019!

What do you think? Which are your favorites? Comment and let us know.

Source: Toyark

Super 7 To Release Shogun Warriors Figures Today, January 7


On January 4th Super 7 Announced that it will release their 3.75″ ReAction Shogun Warriors Series Today, January 7, at Noon PST. Pricing is $15 each (plus shipping.)

The new line will include:

Mazinger Z! Doublas M2! Garada K7! Great Mazinger! Rokuron Q9! 

“The iconic Shogun Warriors have roared back with Super7 as 3.75-inch ReAction Figures! Arriving next Monday in the Super7 webstore: Shogun ReAction Figures! Mazinger Z! Doublas M2! Garada K7! Great Mazinger! Rokuron Q9! Five Shogun Warriors can now accompany you anywhere and everywhere in your pocket or backpack. It’s not like back in The Day when your Mom had to drive you and Great Mazinger to your friend’s to play because the toy was so huge. Now you can take the Shogun Warriors everywhere and recreate your favorite Shogun Warrior scenarios at home, at the office, during class, at the coffee shop, or waiting for an appointment. The only limit is your imagination and self-respect. The Shogun Warriors arrive next Monday – 7th in the Super7 Webstore at 12:00PM Noon PST.”

Here’s a Look at the Different Figures

We are super excited for these! What do you think? Comment and let us know!

Source: Super7

Walmart Drops Epic Commercial Featuring Famous Cars


Walmart released a fun commercial to promote it’s grocery pick up service. Last night during the Golden Globes viewers got to see the new television spot featuring beloved (mostly)motorized “icons” from television and film.

Famous cars from television and movies were the featured “stars” of the commercial, including: the Batmobile, K.I.T.T from Knight Rider, The Jurassic Park Jeep, Transformers Bumble Bee, Lightning McQueen, Mystery Machine from Scooby Doo, Ghostbuster’s Ecto-1, Cinderella’s carriage, The Flintstone’s car, the Mutt Cutts van, Back to the Future’s DeLorean, and National Lampoons Vacation station wagon.

Barbara Messing, Chief Marketing Officer, Walmart U.S., said in a statement that “The new campaign…uses “famous cars” to highlight the “magic moment” of the Walmart Grocery Pickup experience: when a Walmart associate loads the customer’s trunk with groceries…

We not only picked “famous cars” from iconic movies we knew would be instantly recognizable to our customers – and launched the campaign during one of the film industry’s most popular awards shows – but we also worked with a variety of different Hollywood studios to gain access to these vehicles. This helped ensure the “famous cars” looked just like what our customers knew from the films, while demonstrating the ease, speed and convenience of the service – and that it’s for everyone, regardless of what car you drive.”

They are definitely recognizable and the commercial is fun and exciting to watch. If you would like to use the free curbside pickup you must order a minimum of $30. More information, including participating locations, can be found at https://grocery.walmart.com.

What do you think? Which car is your favorite? Comment and let us know!

Sources: Walmart

New Super7 Masters of the Universe Club Grayskull Figures Revealed


Super7 has been knocking it out of the proverbial park with their action figures and the deluxe ‘Club Grayskull’ 7″ figures have been no exception.

The first wave contained Hordak, Man-at-Arms, Teela and Tri-Klops. Wave two featured Man-E-Faces, Mer-Man, Sorceress, and Tung Lashor. The third wave included She-ra, Fisto, Mantenna, and Grizzlor.

The fourth wave, which goes up for Pre-order today (January 7 2019) at 1PM PST, will include 6 figures: Modulok, Prince Adam, Kittrina, Roboto, Shadow Weaver and Stratos.

After the pre-order window opens, you will have until January 31, 2019 to order. Go to https://super7.com/ for more information.

REVIEW – Wacom Cintiq Pro 13″ Creative Pen Display


Are you an artist on a budget looking for a new digital tablet with the best bang for your buck? What if I told you that you could get a brand new Wacom Cintiq for under $800?

Today we’re to take a look at the Wacom Cintiq Pro 13” Creative Pen Display.

Part of our goal for our YouTube channel and for this site going forward is to give other creators some drawing tips and tricks, as well as review tools that can help you become a better artist!

I’ve worked professionally in comics for over 15 years, both on creator-owned projects and licensed properties including a ton of licensed Disney comics.

To work on my comics and animation projects I’ve used a lot of different different tablets over the years — from a Wacom Bamboo to various Yiynova tablets, and even more recently on an iPad Pro with an Apple Pencil.

But to be honest, nothing beats the performance a Cintiq… even a smaller one, like this 13″ unit. So when Wacom reached out and asked for my thoughts on the 13″ Cintiq, I absolutely wanted to take one for a spin.

So let’s open this unit up and see what’s inside!

The Cintiq Pro 13” comes with hookups for USB-C and an adapter for those of us with HDMI. And of course, the now legendary Wacom digitizer.

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Now, once the unit is unboxed you can see just how sturdy it really is. This unit is rock solid and feels heavy for its size. Unlike my iPad Pro, it doesn’t require a separate stand. It’s got feet underneath that easily pop out.

And also unlike my iPad Pro, the Wacom doesn’t feel like it has any “give” to the drawing surface. Meaning, I don’t feel like putting weight on the screen will crack the glass surface.

The drawing area is comparable in size to a 12.9” iPad Pro… maybe slightly wider. And the whole unit is very thin, meaning that it would fit easily into a laptop bag.

Older computers will require the HDMI adapter that comes with the tablet. However, if you’re lucky enough to have a system with USB-C, you’ve only got one wire to contend with.

Drawing with a Wacom 13″ Cintiq

Again, you can see how compact the drawing service is. However, don’t let that deter you. Even at 13”, this is 100% Cintiq.

In Photoshop, there is no jitter at all. None. Just nice smooth lines.

And unlike Yiynova units I’ve worked with, you don’t feel like you’re drawing on a plane above your artwork. It’s the next best thing to paper.

Final thoughts on the Wacom Cintiq Pro 13” Creative Pen Display

The pros are that the unit absolutely performs how you would expect it to right out of the box. It’s a Cintiq, and for digital artwork, it really doesn’t get any better in my opinion.

Now, the size of the work area can be a pro or a con for some artists. The upside is that this unit is very portable. Again, it’s thin, lightweight and can easily fit into a laptop bag.

The con is that the screen size is pretty small, so if you’re used to working on a larger surface, you might feel a little crammed.

The price is another pro for this unit. At a suggested retail price of $799, it’s the most affordable Cintiq Pro on the market. The next size up — the 16” unit — will nearly twice as much. This makes the 13” Cintiq Pro an ideal unit for students, those on a budget or those without all the desktop space for a larger unit.

The only downside to the unit that I encountered was that I had some difficulty getting the latest Wacom driver to play nice on my main art machine, a Windows 10 PC. After some trial and error I was able to get it working just fine, and the problem was, I believe, having drivers installed for other pen tablet units.

Overall I would give the Wacom Cintiq Pro 13″ Creative Pen Display a 4.5 out of 5, with the only real drawback being the screen size.

But you simply can’t beat the performance for the price!

Bowsette?! Who or What is “Bowsette”? Let’s Explain It!


Who is Bowsette and why does she matter? We attempt to explain the Bowsette phenomenon in the video below.

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In short, Bowsette is a gender-swapped Bowser that came about thanks to a new power-up in an upcoming Super Mario game that has the ability to turn characters into Princess Peach when touched. The fandom ran with this, and hence “Bowsette” was born. But will she ever become an official Nintendo character?

[Source: YouTube]