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The Weekend At Wondercon: Lying In The Gutters Extra Edition

Yanick Paquette sketch art from Wondercon… Announcements, reports, cosplay, there is still much coming in to Bleeding Cool to run, but here’s a rundown of Bleeding Cool coverage over the Wondercon weekend. So here’s a special Lying In The Gutters …

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Baby Predator Vs. Baby Boba Fett At WonderCon

This morning, we ran Wondercon shots of the cosplayer now known as Baby Predator.  Well, today, we got a new image with a little Baby Boba Fett action to boot… thanks Amy Radcliffe!  

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Mature Readers Free Comic Book Day Preview: Hip Hop, Ipso Facto And Fubar

Another few previews of comics coming up for Free Comic Book Day on Saturday May the third, this time with a mature readers edge. Apparently comics aren’t just for kids any more. Hip Hop Family Tree Two-In-One Publisher: FANTAGRAPHICS BOOKS …

Robert Napton Talks To Arvid Nelson About Warlord Of Mars #100

Robert Napton interviews his co-worker Arvid Nelson about their upcoming Warlord Of Mars #100.  I say “interview”, it’s more like “intimate”. I mean come on guys, get a room, seriously…  Robert Napton: Being lucky enough to collaborate with you on Warlord #100 …

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This Week From Avatar – Lots Of Crossed, Uber and Gravel

Planning out what to buy this Wednesday? Avatar Press has four new books hitting the shelves and we’ve got the covers. Crossed Annual 2014 Uber #11 Gravel Combat Magician #3 Crossed Badlands #52

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The Future Brotherhood Returns In All-New X-Men #27

We’ve got a sneak peek of All-New X-Men #27 featuring the return of the future Brotherhood of Evil Mutants. This is their first appearance since the Battle Of The Atom. Last seen in the blockbuster Battle of the Atom, Raze, …

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Booze Geek – The Dogfather And The Godfather

By Dylan Gonzalez Beer: The Dogfather Brewery: Laughing Dog Brewing When I was perusing the liquor store for a brew to check out this week, I was having trouble finding one.  Luckily, I stumbled upon The Dogfather, an Imperial Stout, …

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Funko Releases Old School Classics And New Movie Magic

Funko has announced some of their newest toys and it’s quite the range from a Rocketeer action figure with removable Helmet and Jet Pack to classic Hanna-Barbera animation Pops of Fred Flintstone, Barney Rubble, Frankenstein Jr, and my personal favorite …

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‘I Like Taking Characters Down A Notch’ – Katie Cook at Wondercon

Thom Zahler hosted Katie Cook at Wondercon this year in a Spotlight panel on Sunday. Katie welcomed people by saying that she was grateful to see people who loved her since plenty of people do not, though that’s hard to …

Bleeding Cool Bestseller List – 20th April 2014 – Batman Beats Spider-Man. Twice.

This is the Top Ten Bleeding Cool Bestseller List, as compiled by a number of comic stores from their sales on Wednesday and Thursday. It measures what are known as the “Wednesday Warriors”, those who can’t wait to the weekend …

Crowdfunding Comics Is Broken

Julian Darius writes, I’m an academic. I’m trained to overanalyze. And in planning my Kickstarter, I had to take a hard look at how crowdfunding for comics works. And my conclusion is that, too often, crowdfunding for comics is broken. …

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Wondercon Full Report: What Was Said (Or Not) At ComiXology’s Ask Me Anything Panel

By Michele Brittany, a West Coast Bleeding Cool Correspondent In the wake of Amazon’s announcement to acquire comiXology, at Friday afternoon’s Wondercon Anaheim panel “Comixology, Ask Me Anything,” VP of Communications & Marketing for ComiXology Chip Mosher and Co-founder of …

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More Swag! Wondercon Edition

Lots of publishers represented here and some fine comics creators in that roster. Here’s Boom!, Archaia, Dark Horse, Valiant, Lions Forge, and indie (Love Machines) and a little print by Top Cow as well. That’s all pretty glorious but I …

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The Best Easter Candy At Wondercon?

It’s Easter. It’s Wondercon. Staying in a hotel room means not much Easter basket joy. Until my reporters and I found this last night: A massive Jack Skellington candy apple. Best Easter candy of Wondercon? It could be. Rich Johnston …

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Wondercon: Dark Horse To Publish The Art of The Venture Bros

  We ran the news of a Venture Bros art book from Dark Horse Comics back in San Diego Comic Con last year. Dark Horse described it as a rumour. But it’s a rumour that they’ve now decided, at Wondercon, …

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Another Day, Another Hugo Controversy

You may remember how, when the UK’s biggest chatshow host Jonathan Ross was asked and agreed to host the Hugo Awards for free, certain people were up in arms. Charges of sexism, of bullying, of being outside of the fan …

X-Files The Prequel From IDW Comics – An Origin Story In The 1940s With Bing And Millie, Instead Of Mulder And Scully

IDW has published X-Files: Season 10, continuing the story if the successful sci-fi TV show and films with the producers of the show, in comics form. Now they are doing the same for before the show began, with Year Zero, …

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The Science of Superheroes in Solar: Man Of The Atom – Plus Preview

Solar: Man of the Atom debuted this week from Dynamite Entertainment, written by the stellar Frank Barbiere with art by Joe Bennett. With it, Barbiere updates a Gold Key character and navigates bringing a classic hero into the modern era, with …

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Explore Virtual Table Top Gaming In Fantasy Grounds – Talking With Doug Davidson

By Christopher Helton With the increase of the ubiquity of the internet and the prices for internet connections with decent up and download speeds getting cheaper, technology is making it easier and easier for tabletop gamers to be able to …

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That Batman Beyond/Batman Adventures Short They Just Saw At Wondercon…

Here you go folks… and you can thank Darwyn Cooke when you’re finished.

The First Clip From Star Wars: Rebels Makes Action Into Character

It’s the first Disney-commissioned Star Wars story, and I dare say it will meet a lot of scrutiny for just that reason.

Did Patrick Stewart Just Spoil One X-Men Film And Reveal The Existence Of Another? At Least One Of Those, I Think

Patrick Stewart is an enigma wrapped in a riddle wrapped in a mystery. But maybe not on purpose.

Bizarre And Totally Cronenberg First Trailer For His Debut Novel

Very disturbing, very bizzare and doesn’t really give anything away about the plot.

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The Castle of Horror Podcast’s Horror On Netflix Retrospective Presents: John Dies At The End

By Jason Henderson, Drew Edwards, Tony Salvaggio, and Julia Guzman Bleeding Cool welcomes back The Castle of Horror Podcast tonight, a weekly internet radio show where professional writers in the comics, games and book industries take a look at horror …

Our Best Look Yet At Godzilla In New TV Spot

There comes a moment in each big movie’s advertising campaign when you begin to feel like you’ve seen too much before seeing the movie itself. Are we about to cross that line with Godzilla? I wouldn’t say so just yet, …

Two Anime Trailers – New Movies For Lupin III And Doraemon

Not quite as friendly as the late-70s Miyazaki version, is it? Looks intriguing though.

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Film Schooling: Insider Insights On Indy Filmmaking Part 6 – Pre-Production, The Cinematographer, And First A.D.

By Chris Hood (This is Part Six of an ongoing series to help educate aspiring filmmaker on the process of making their first film. Previous articles in this series can be found at BleedingCool.com and MovieIndustry.com) Pressing on with your …

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Bioshock Movie May Be Back On

I doubt Sony registered the URLs for nothing.

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Big Marco Polo Adventure Film Drawing On Both Hollywood And Chinese Talent And Financing

As Hollywood and Chinese cinema snuggle up ever closer – honestly, I think they’ll be all but indistinguishable by 2025 – the expensive co-productions continue to pile up. According to Variety, China Film Group and Paramount have banded together to …

A Featurette On The Virtual Cinematography Of The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug

When do we get a trailer for the next Hobbit film, whatever it’s going to be called?

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Quentin Tarantino’s Hateful Eight Live Read Gets Samuel L. Jackson And A Poster

Very, very curious who else will be taking part. But not, you know, $200 curious.

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Angry Parents, eBay, And Frozen Merchandise Burning Up

By: Julz Hendricks It’s no secret that Frozen has literally taken the world by storm. Not only has it grossed over 1 billion at the Box Office, and won a plethora of awards, but it has warmed the hearts of …

Bleeding Cool Looks At Son Of Batman, Ahead Of Tonight’s Premiere At Wondercon

Tonight’s the night … the World Premiere of Son Of Batman, the 20th DC Universe Animated Original Movie, at WonderCon in Anaheim. The World Premiere will start at 6:00pm, followed by a panel discussion featuring Jason O’Mara (Batman), Sean Maher (Nightwing), Xander …

When Bleeding Cool Caught Up With Steven Knight To Discuss His Extraordinary New Film, Locke

Tom Hardy fans should absolutely love Locke. I certainly do.

When Bleeding Cool Met Lukas Moodysson To Discuss We Are The Best

Adapted from the comic Never Goodnight and deeply charming.

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Steven Spielberg To Direct Tony Kushner-Scripted The Kidnapping of Edgardo Mortara

Though it’s not his next film, Spielberg has added the historical drama to his slate.