Kevin Melrose

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"Dredd: The Musical" Makes a Rousing Case for "Dredd" Sequel

Thu, September 18th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

While a sequel to 2012's "Dredd" starring Karl Urban seems unlikely, the most convincing argument for it yet might just be a musical reimagining.

"Star Wars" Officially Unveils Millennium Falcon -- and Surprise Stowaway

Thu, September 18th, 2014 | Category: TV/Film

J.J. Abrams one-ups Zack Snyder’s playful mashups of "Star Wars" and "Batman v Superman" with a video revealing the iconic space ship -- and a familiar stowaway

TNT Snags TV Rights to Marvel’s Next Five Films

Thu, September 18th, 2014 | Category: TV/Film

TNT has signed a deal granting the cable channel television rights to Marvel Studios’ next five theatrical releases, beginning with "Avengers: Age of Ultron."

ComiXology Unleashes Second Wave of DRM-Free Publishers

Wed, September 17th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Less than two months after launching its DRM-free backup program, comiXology has announced a second wave of 14 more participating publishers.

Dan Aykroyd Envisions a Marvel-Style "Ghostbusters" Universe

Wed, September 17th, 2014 | Category: TV/Film

Longtime "Ghostbusters 3" champion Dan Akroyd doesn't just want a sequel -- he wants a bigger franchise expansion in the vein of Marvel Studios.

Alison Bechdel Wins Prestigious MacArthur 'Genius Grant'

Wed, September 17th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Acclaimed cartoonist Alison Bechdel is among 21 people named the 2014 fellows of the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.

Dynamite Digital Now Accepting Bitcoin Payments

Wed, September 17th, 2014 | Category: Digital Comics

Dynamite Entertainment has announced it will accept the virtual currency as payment on its new online storefront for DRM-free digital comics.

You Can Now Text Groot (Go Ahead, You Know You Want To)

Tue, September 16th, 2014 | Category: TV/Film

His conquest of pop culture nearly complete, "Guardians of the Galaxy's" Groot is now taking up residence in phones everywhere.

Disneyland To Offer 'Sneak Peek' of Marvel-based "Big Hero 6"

Tue, September 16th, 2014 | Category: TV/Film

For a limited time starting in late-September, Disneyland attendees will have a chance to catch a sneak peek of the "Big Hero 6" animated feature.

"Walking Dead's" Norman Reedus To Publish Daryl Dixon Fan Art Book

Mon, September 15th, 2014 | Category: TV/Film

"Walking Dead" star Norman Reedus is publishing a book of Daryl Dixon fan art, with a significant portion of the proceeds going to charity.

Affleck Reveals Dark Knight's "Deeply Buried Rage" in "Batman V Superman"

Mon, September 15th, 2014 | Category: TV/Film

Ben Affleck explains that he shares a character trait with the Caped Crusader of director Zack Snyder’s "Batman V Superman."

No, the Batmobile Wasn’t Stolen (But Zack Snyder Knows Who Did It)

Mon, September 15th, 2014 | Category: TV/Film

The director of "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" had a little fun with the rumor that the Batmobile had been stolen from the film’s Detroit set.

EXCLUSIVE: "Birthright" Creators Go Behind the Scenes of Their Fantasy Series

Fri, September 12th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Joshua Williamson, Andrei Bressan and Adriano Lucas share an exclusive glimpse into their world-building process for "Birthright."

McAvoy Says Professor X May 'Finally' Lose His Hair in "X-Men: Apocalypse"

Fri, September 12th, 2014 | Category: TV/Film

X-Men fans wondering when they’ll see a younger, bald Charles Xavier in Fox’s rejuvenated franchise may soon have their answer.

Alan Moore Finishes Million-Word First Draft Of "Jerusalem"

Thu, September 11th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

After eight years, Alan Moore has completed the epic first draft of his long-discussed novel "Jerusalem," which clocks in at more than 1 million words.

Andrew Garfield Blames Studio Cuts For "Amazing Spider-Man 2's" Problems

Thu, September 11th, 2014 | Category: TV/Film

Responding to criticism of the sequel, the actor says he "genuinely loved" the script, but then Sony stepped in to make edits.

Prosthetic Wolverine Hand Comes Complete With Claws

Wed, September 10th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

In a follow-up to the recent news of 3-year-old Rayden Kahae's Iron Man prosthetic hand, there's also a Wolverine hand complete with claws.

Check Out the World's Largest Comic Book Collection!

Wed, September 10th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

More than a year after the British media decreed Bob Bretall owns the world’s largest comic book collection, Guinness World Records makes it official.

Japan’s Chibatman Gets Stamp of Approval From Local Police

Tue, September 9th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

After gaining international acclaim, Chibatman and his customized Chibatpod were summoned by Japanse police and told to keep up the good fight.

Jock's Batman Art Auctioned to Benefit 2-Year-Old with Leukemia

Tue, September 9th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Acclaimed artist Jock has donated artwork from his time on "Detective Comics" to an auction benefitting a 2-year-old with acute lymphoblastic leukemia.

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