Archive for June 11th, 2012
TommyHancock on Jun 11, 2012
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Writer: Jim McCann
While the mystery is the main appeal, and honestly, the best executed I have ever seen in a comic, it is not all that Mind the Gap has to offer. There is great character development even just from issue 1 to 2. There is also a semi-paranormal aspect to the book, but not in the way you may think. The approach is very cerebral.
If I had to sum up Mind the Gap in one word, it would be original. There is not a single comic on the market even remotely like this one.
Bottom line(cause Stonecold said so): 2 issues in and this is already easily the comic I am recommending the most. I think that there’s a little bit of everything to please all comic fans. I won’t say where it ranks , but it’s a top 5 favorite for me as far as current books go. And only 2 books in! Unless the ball gets drastically dropped, we’re looking at a masterpiece in the making. Not to mention a fine example as to the potential of the medium in moving towards the future.
WTWD on Jun 11, 2012
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If you’ve been waiting for some inkiling of what Rick’s arch-nemesis is gonna look like, wait no longer.
Thanks to an article found on TV GUIDE, you’ve got your chance to get your first glimpse at David Morresey in the role of “THE GOVERNOR”, the fan-favorite baddie introduced in the comic book series that caused mayhem, destruction and death for Rick’s little band of rebels.
WalkingTheWalkingDead.com was on location in Senoia for the last couple days and saw that very same truck used in the background moving from one location to another!
*shivers* I love being a WALKING DEAD fan.
For more information, I encourage you to check out the article for more information and a larger pic. In the meantime, any Season 3 speculation to be had?
*Image Source: TVGUIDE.COM
StephenJondrew on Jun 11, 2012
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A second season of Marvel’s #1 animated series “Ultimate Spider-Man,” the launch series of the Marvel Universe programming block, has been ordered by Disney XD, it was announced today by David Levine, Vice President and General Manager, Disney XD Worldwide. The debut series from Marvel Television premiered in April 2012 and to date, has more than doubled its delivery in Total Viewers, Boys 6-14, Boys 6-11 and Boys 2-11. Marvel’s “Ultimate Spider-Man” follows the action packed adventures of New York’s friendly neighborhood Spider-Man who joins S.H.I.E.L.D.’s exclusive training program alongside four other teens to learn what it takes to become the ultimate Super Heroes.
The TV series’ success extends to online as well where “Ultimate Spider-Man” games have held the #1 spot since their launch on DisneyXD.com. The “Iron Spider” game reached #1 in its first week (March 18) and stayed there for five straight weeks until “Cyber-Sabotage” launched on April 19, taking over the #1 spot for the next four weeks.
In making the announcement, Levine said, “The Disney XD audience has connected with Spider-Man and his super-powered friends as they face challenges in school and with their S.H.I.E.L.D. training. As the anchor of our Marvel Universe block, ‘Ultimate Spider-Man’ season two will be back with more humor, villains and adventurous storylines that boys (and girls) will love.”
“We are very excited about the return of ‘Ultimate Spider-Man’ inside the Marvel Universe on Disney XD,” said Jeph Loeb, Head of Marvel Television. “With season two, the series introduces popular Marvel heroes and villains you’ve never seen before on the small screen. With more action, more excitement, more humor, this is the ultimate Spider-Man for fans of all ages.”
The acclaimed creative forces behind “Ultimate Spider-Man” come back for a second season. Man of Action return to the series as Co-Executive Producers alongside Creative Consultant Paul Dini. Fans can expect even more scripts from fan favorite Consulting Producer Brian Michael Bendis, who has written every issue of the Ultimate Comics Spider-Man since its best selling launch in 1999.
The second season of “Ultimate Spider-Man” has Spidey teaming up with some of the biggest heroes in the Marvel Universe, the Avengers – Iron Man, Thor, Captain America and the Hulk. While the stakes get higher, the villains become more menacing as the young heroes encounter classic Spider-Man villains such as the Lizard and other familiar faces. Fans will discover the secret origins of their favorite S.H.I.E.L.D. trainees, with more revealed about Nova, Iron Fist, Power Man and White Tiger.
The award-winning creative team consists of executive producers: Alan Fine (“The Avengers,” “Iron Man,” “Thor”), Dan Buckley (“The Avengers,” “Iron Man”), Joe Quesada (Marvel’s Chief Creative Officer) and Jeph Loeb (Marvel’s Head of Television) (“Lost,” “Heroes”); co-executive producers: Stan Lee (“Spider-Man”), Eric Radomski (“Batman Animated,” “Spawn”), Man of Action (creators of “Ben 10” and “Generator Rex”) Joe Casey, Joe Kelly, Duncan Rouleau and Steven T. Seagle, Dana Booton (“The Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes”) and Cort Lane (“The Super Hero Squad Show”); creative consultant: Paul Dini (“Batman: The Animated Series,” “Lost”); and consulting producer: Brian Michael Bendis (visionary behind Marvel’s Ultimate Comics Spider-Man series).
Versus year-ago time period averages, “Ultimate Spider-Man” has more than doubled delivery in Total Viewers (+138% – 827,000 vs. 347,000), Boys 6-14 (+135% – 249,000 vs. 106,000), Boys 6-11 (131% – 187,000 vs. 81,000) and Boys 2-11 (+151% – 248,000 vs. 99,000), with solid double-digit percent gains in all other kid demos (+87% to +93%).*
“Ultimate Spider-Man” stars Drake Bell (“Drake & Josh”) as Peter Parker/Spider-Man, Chi McBride (“Boston Public”) as Nick Fury, Clark Gregg (“Iron Man,” “Thor,” “The Avengers”) as Agent Coulson, JK Simmons (“Spider-Man”) as J. Jonah Jameson, Steven Weber (“Wings”) as Norman Osborn, Greg Cipes (“Teen Titans,” “Ben 10”) as Danny Rand/Iron Fist, Ogie Banks (“Fatherhood”) as Luke Cage/Power Man, Caitlyn Taylor Love (“I’m In The Band”) as Ava Ayala/White Tiger, Logan Miller (“I’m In The Band”) as Sam Alexander/Nova, Tom Kenny (“SpongeBob SquarePants”) as Doctor Octopus, Matt Lanter (“Star Wars: The Clone Wars”) as Harry Osborn/Flash Thompson, Tara Strong (“The Fairly OddParents”) as Mary-Jane Watson, Misty Lee (“Batman: Arkham City”) as Aunt May, and recurring guest star Stan Lee (“Spider-Man”) as Stan the Janitor.
New episodes of “Ultimate Spider-Man” air Sundays at 11:00 a.m., ET/PT on Marvel Universe on Disney XD. The series is produced by Marvel Animation and carries a TV-Y7-FV parental guideline.
*Source: NTI, 12/26/11-5/20/12, U.S. ratings, most current ratings for YTD; Live + Same Day for 5/13 series high.
StephenJondrew on Jun 11, 2012
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ComixTribe Street Team in stores this June!
June 8th, 2012 — On May 25th, 2012 ComixTribe called out to fans to stand up, lend a hand and become a part of the Tribe. The call was answered with glowing support from all around world. A group of motivated ComixTribe Street Team members will be hitting their local shops this month encouraging retailers to stock SCAM#1, which is in the June Previews catalog.
Not just North America: our Street Team is World Wide.
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SCAM#1 and our Street Team This June, the team will be promoting the direct market release of Joe Mulvey’s SCAM#1. The ComixTribe Street Team will be armed with a promo pack, including a review copy of the double-sized superpowered conman tale. The team will be hitting more than 60 comic retail locations, in their mission to get SCAM on the shelves.
“I can’t thank the Street Team enough,” said Mulvey. “It’s a huge help for us to be able to have a voice in areas all over the globe. Their efforts are greatly appreciated.”
ABOUT SCAM SCAM #1 of 5 (August 2012)
SCAM is “X-Men meets Oceans 11″ and involves a team of super-powered grifters on the biggest con of their lives… taking down a Vegas casino and getting revenge on a former teammate who double-crossed them.
PRICE: 3.99 DIAMOND ID: JUN121002 RATING: Teen + Up FORMAT: double issue, 44 pages, color (1 of 5 mini series)
Check out our post on SCAM#1 for where to buy and more on this great comic.
Pre-Order SCAM from your local retailer!
One of our Customers Pre-Ordering SCAM! Image courtesy of http://yfrog.com/h37s8xdyj
Every Copy Counts
“Ever copy of SCAM sold really does count,” said ComixTribe publisher Tyler James. “I’ve had a ton of success working with local retailers in the New England Comic Retailers Alliance, but we think SCAM should be in every shop. The Street Team is our ground game, and we are making every effort to keep to our roots: readers and retailers make it all happen.”
Want in on the Street Team? Do you want to help represent ComixTribe in your town or city on our next release? There are spots left! Street Team members are considered core members of the ComixTribe, privy to sneak peaks and other perks. We’re always looking for more help and if you see that your hometown is not on our Street Team Google Map check out our ComixTribe Call to Arms post and fill out the form.
StephenJondrew on Jun 11, 2012
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BETTY AND VERONICA DOUBLE DIGEST #202 Nothing can pull Veronica away from a relaxing day of watching soaps on her couch except Betty’s hunk of a cousin George! However, a day of excitement at the amusement park is not exactly Veronica’s cup of tea! For the chance to get to know George better, Veronica gets more than what she bargained for in “A Ride on the Wild Side!” Script: Dan Parent Art: Dan Parent, John D’Agostino Cover: Fernando Ruiz Shipping Date: 5/30 On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: 6/13 160-page, full color comic $3.99 US.