Kevin Melrose

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Surprise! It's National Comic Book Day

Thu, September 25th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Not to be confused with Free Comic Book Day, September 25 is National Comic Book Day, which celebrates comics across America.

"X-Men: Days of Future Past" Featurette Reveals How to Catch Quicksilver

Thu, September 25th, 2014 | Category: TV/Film

In a new behind-the-scenes video, director Bryan Singer explains what went into creating one of the film’s most-talked-about scenes.

Watch a Supercut of the Many Deaths of Batman's Parents

Wed, September 24th, 2014 | Category: TV/Film

From "Gotham" to "Super Friends," check out a compilation of the many times Batman's parents have died in popular media.

"Kingsman: The Secret Service" Trailer Teaches Lesson in Manners, Kicking Butt

Tue, September 23rd, 2014 | Category: TV/Film

Colin Firth and Samuel L. Jackson seize the spotlight in the new trailer for Matthew Vaughn's film, based on the comic by Mark Millar and Dave Gibbons.

"Fox & Friends" Struggles With Thor's Gender, Wonder Woman's Shorts

Mon, September 22nd, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

According to "Fox & Friends," the problem isn’t that female superheroes are oversexualized in comics and on film -- it’s they’re not being sexualized enough.

"Spawn" Fan Film May Make You Forget That Other Spawn Movie

Fri, September 19th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

"Spawn: The Recall," a stylish, atmospheric new fan film directed by Michael Paris, blends everyday life with a "dark fantasy story."

Petition Calls for Life-Size Statue of Wolverine in Edmonton

Fri, September 19th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Two residents of the Canadian province want to erect a life-size statue in honor of one of its native sons -- the X-Man known as Wolverine.

Long Beach Comic Con Announces Dwayne McDuffie Award

Fri, September 19th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

LBCC organizers have announced the Dwayne McDuffie Award, named in honor of the influential comics and animation writer who passed away in 2011.

World Records Set for Largest Batmen Gathering, Largest Comic Book

Fri, September 19th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

New Guinness World Records have been set, for the most Batmen gathered in one place (542!) and the Largest Comic Book Published.

DC Favorites Make Headlines in "Saturday Evening Post" Tributes

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

Artist Juan Carlos Ruiz Burgos has drawn several tribute images to the "Saturday Evening Post" featuring fan-favorites from the DC Comics roster.

"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.

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