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Disney Closes California Theme Parks Til End Of Month

Deadline Hollywood is reporting Mickey Mouse is the latest victim of the Coronavirus pandemic: Walt Disney will closed its California theme parks Thursday after the state of California mandated banning large gatherings and coronavirus fears sweep the nation. “While there have been no reported cases of Covid-19 at Disneyland Resort, after carefully reviewing the guidelines …

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Disney CEO Bob Iger steps down in surprise announcement as Bob Chapek steps in

News is making the round as Disney CEO Bob Iger steps down. Here is what the Associated Press is reporting: NEW YORK (AP) — Disney CEO Bob Iger, who steered the company through successful purchases of Star Wars, Marvel and Fox's entertainment businesses and the launch of a Netflix challenger, is stepping down immediately, the …

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FUNKO SUFFERS POOR HOLIDAY SEASON

Things do not look great for Funko. The pop culture company released its preliminary results for the holiday quarter Wednesday, revealing substantial sales declines, a writedown of inventory overstock, and a surprising loss for the quarter.  The news comes after a big sales jump in Q3 produced less-than-expected profits. Funko’s worldwide sales declined 8% to …

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CARDS AGAINST HUMANITY BUYS CLICKHOLE

Cards Against Humanity, the company that created the hit card game, has acquired the humor site ClickHole from G/O Media, according to Buzzfeed.  The site, founded by The Onion, features parody content like this article from today’s home page: “Heartbreaking: The Jim Henson Company Has Revealed that Jim Henson Was Only Dead for 10 Minutes Before …

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Atari Plans to Open 8 Video-Game Themed Hotels

Fox Business is reporting the following news: Video games are making their way into the hospitality business. On Monday, Atari announced it has plans to open video game-themed hotels in eight cities across the U.S., including Phoenix, Las Vegas, Denver, Chicago, Seattle, San Francisco, Austin, Texas, and San Jose, Calif. The Phoenix location is set …

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Fortnite is now an official high school and college sport!

Yahoo! Finance via TechCrunch is reporting this latest Fortnite development: Fortnite, one of the world’s most popular games, will now be an official high school sport and college sport, thanks to an LA-based startup called PlayVS. The company has partnered with Epic Games to bring competitive league play to the collegiate and high school level. This also marks PlayVS’s entry into …

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Adidas & Pokémon Release Sportswear Line

Sportswear giant Adidas and one of the biggest manga franchise, Pokémon are teaming up to launch a line of retro-inspired sportswear for both kids and adults! Adidas new Pokémon line features shirts, shoes, and training gear in 8-bit graphics renditions bringing back nostolgia for the Game Boy days. Standing in the spotlight is the children’s …

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Kevin Eastman Artwork To Reside on The International Space Station

On November 2, 2019 original artwork illustrated by Kevin Eastman depicting the TMNT character Shredder was launched into space to reside on the International Space Station, thanks to Mountain View California aerospace company, Made In Space. The Braskem Recycler is designed to turn plastic waste and 3D printed objects into the type of feedstock that …

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‘A MARVELOUS LIFE: THE AMAZING STORY OF STAN LEE’

St. Martin's Press will release A Marvelous Life: The Amazing Story of Stan Lee, a comprehensive biography by Danny Fingeroth, on November 5. Fingeroth was a writer and editor at Marvel Comics who worked with Stan Lee for over four decades, and now as a comics historian, he has integrated his perspective as a comics …

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TARIFFS HURT HASBRO

Wizards of the Coast’s Magic: The Gathering and Dungeons & Dragons were two bright spots in Hasbro’s Q3, an otherwise tough quarter with sales and earnings both hit by actual and threatened tariffs on goods from China, the company reported today.  Hasbro Gaming, which does not include franchise brands Monopoly and Magic: The Gathering, was down 17% year over year, with some …

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HALLOWEEN COMICFEST Debuts 28 Free Titles

Press Release On Saturday, October 26, participating comic shops across North America and around the world will hand out more than 1.7 million free comics to anyone who comes into their shop during Halloween ComicFest! During the event, anyone who goes into a participating comic shop can choose a free comic from the 28 titles …

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THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA Will Be Adapted Into a Graphic Novel in 2020

He has haunted Broadway for over three decades, and in 2020, his story will be adapted yet again. Titan Comics will release a fully authorized graphic novel of The Phantom of the Opera, adapted from the original libretto. Written by Cavan Scott and with illustrations by José María Beroy, The Phantom of the Opera Collection …

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NYCC 2019: DARK HORSE CONVENTION EXCLUSIVES REVEALED!

If you are in New York or heading that way, here's your chance to grab some NYCC Exclusives from Darkhorse!   Dark Horse is proud to announce its selection of exclusive merchandise available at New York Comic Con 2019! Dark Horse Comics is debuting a Cyperbunk 2077: Night City Enamel Pin, The Dragon Prince: Aaravos …

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Marvel Celebrates 80th Anniversary With Adidas Designed By Joe Quesada For NYCC Release

Marvel Comics, probably the most iconic comic book brand in history is celebrating 80 years of storytelling, blockbuster films, and immense cultural impact this year. And with the 2019 New York Comic Con set to kickoff this week, Marvel Comics’ very own Joe Quesada is teaming up with Foot Locker and Adidas SPEEDFACTORY to commemorate …

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21 Vehicles From Paul Walker’s Collection Up For Auction

Barrett-Jackson will be auctioning off a collection of Paul Walker’s vehicles at its annual Scottsdale auction in January with no less than a total of 21 vehicles, including 18 cars and three motorcycles up for grabs. As expected from the former Fast & Furious star, there are some serious heavy-hitters available, including a total of …

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KFC Releases Finger Licking PC Anime Dating Game

A couple of weeks ago KFC stunned video game fans by announcing a brand new game featuring the company's mascot, Colonel Sanders. It got really strange when the game was revealed to be a dating simulator with Colonel Sanders as the prized companion. The game—called "I Love You, Colonel Sanders! A Finger Lickin' Good Dating …

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Asterix Gets a 2-Euro Coin

Asterix turns 60 this year! To commemorate this there’s going to be a new film, a new comic and a new coin! The Monnaie de Paris has minted a new Asterix two-Euro coin featuring the face of Asterix, one of the best-selling comic book characters known worldwide, as drawn by his co-creator Albert Uderzo. This …

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Fortnite Fans Data Mine Latest Update to Reveal Batman Themed Assets

According to data miners who've combed the latest 10.31 update that Epic released for Fortnite today, there will most likely be some sort of Batman Day tie-in coming soon for the game. Including assets for a mini Gotham City and Bat Signal. *LEAKED* New Gotham City With Buildings!@TheCampingRush @Merl @HappyPower @HYPEX #Fortnite pic.twitter.com/PBlp6HCoos— Fortnite Leaks …

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Five Classic Must Have Stories For Batman Day

Batman Day 2019 will be on 21st September and its nearly here. Now is the time to start stocking up on new and classic Batman titles! We've already posted some modern stories you should be getting but with 80 years in and out of the Bat Cave, which classic Batman stories should you also be …

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Five Modern Stories You Need To Get For Batman Day

Batman Day 2019 will be on 21st September and its heading its way. Now is the time to start stocking up on new and classic Batman titles! But with 80 years under his utility belt, which Dark Knight stories should you add to your library this year? Sometimes spoilt for choice we run into a …

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DC Comics Announces Two Comics For Batman Day 2019

DC is releasing BATMAN: NIGHTWALKER: THE GRAPHIC NOVEL BATMAN DAY 2019 SPECIAL EDITION #1 and THE BATMAN WHO LAUGHS BATMAN DAY 2019 SPECIAL EDITION #1 for Batman Day 2019. The press release follows: Media Release -- Batman Day 2019 is coming on September 21 -- and now, DC offers two titles to help you and …

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DC To Shine the Bat-Signal Across the World To Honor Batman Day

Batman Day is almost here and to celebrate the Dark Knight’s 80 years as the World’s Greatest Detective, DC and Warner Bros. are lighting up the night skies by projecting the iconic Bat-Signal, as well as producing fan celebrations, in major cities around the globe on Saturday, September 21. An iconic Batman emblem, the Bat-Signal …

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BATMAN Takes Over Swiss Watchmaker RJ’s Paris Gallery

Press Release Swiss watchmaker RJ marked the 80th anniversary of Batman’s debut with a special event held at the newly opened Galeries Lafayette Champs-Élysées concept store in Paris. From September 2nd through the 22nd, fans will have the opportunity to see and experience RJ’s new collaboration watches created with DC Comics to celebrate two of …

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Wu-Tang: An American Saga – Latest Hulu Series

RZA , known for being the Wu-Tang mastermind and a producer felt that rather than doing a movie like the NWA-based "Straight Outta Compton" film, the nine-member rap group needed more air-time so he went to television to come up with the upcoming Hulu drama series "Wu-Tang: An American Saga ," which will premiere the first three …

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Ex-Marvel CEO/President appointed CEO of DHX Media, owners of Inspector Gadget

Eric Ellenbogen, the former Marvel Enterprises President/CEO  has been hired as CEO of DHX Media, the animation company which owns Inspector Gadget and Teletubbies. Ellenbogen has been with DHX  since April in the role of senior advisor, after leaving DreamWorks Animation's TV division as the latter's head. "DHX Media has an unmatched portfolio of kids’ and family …

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Scientist to Hollywood: Artificial Intelligence Doesn’t Work the Way You Think it Does

As movie audiences anticipate the return of Arnold Schwarzenegger to his signature role as the original Terminator in November — yes, he WILL be back — scientist and rising star in the Artificial Intelligence worldMatt Allen has a few thoughts for filmmakers about how AI is depicted in popular culture. His main point is “You’re getting …

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GEORGE LUCAS’ Museum Hiring a Comic Art Curator

Founded by philanthropist and filmmaker George Lucas and his wife, Mellody Hobson, Co-CEO and President of Ariel Investments, the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art will inspire current and future generations through the universal art of visual storytelling. The museum will present permanent collection and rotating exhibitions for diverse public audiences which will feature illustrations, paintings, …

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