Avengers: Age of Ultron Trailer #2

The second trailer to Avengers: Age of Ultron premiered during last night’s National Sportsball Championship Game, bringing together both comic book and sports geeks alike. It has a few bits of new footage, without giving away too much, which I appreciate. And the piano keys riffing on “Got No Strings On Me” gives it creepy vibe. It better be on the movie soundtrack, IMO.

I think this trailer is cool, but I liked the first one better. The overriding question I have from seeing this is: Why did the Black Widow stop straightening her hair like in “The Winter Soldier”? I loved ScarJo’s hair in that movie.

May 1st can’t get here soon enough.

Hail to the King baby! Get the script to Army of Darkness 1992.1

Listen up screwheads! This Wednesday Dynamite Entertainment’s anniversary special “Army of Darkness 1992.1” will be hitting the shelves at comic shops everywhere. The square-bound anthology edition features the talents of Steve Niles, James Kuhoric, Cullen Bunn and Mike Raicht (along with yours truly) writing untold tales of everyone’s favorite chainsaw-swinging, boomstick-blasting hero, Ashley J. Williams.

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It was such a blast getting to play with Ash again and it was a real honor to have my name on a book with some of the top talents in comics! Now, since I think this occasion merits doing something special to commemorate it, I’m going to reward all my readers with a treat!

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Halloween Parties for Chicago’s Geeks & Nerds (and geeky families too!)

Chicago has one of the most vibrant geek/nerd communities in the U.S. and you don’t have to look far to find fun events where you can “get your geek on.”

With that in mind, and knowing that Halloween is one of those holidays that really bring out the kid in all of us, here are some fun events and parties that Chicago’s geeks, nerds and their “norm” friends can enjoy! (With one thrown in for my geeky peeps in the suburbs!):

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CHICAGO LOOT DROP SHAMBLERS’ BALL: I’ve written about this super-cool event before. It’s less than a week away and tickets are STILL AVAILABLE but don’t wait until the last minute! All proceeds go to the Child’s Play Charity which benefits the Comer Children’s Hospital.

CLICK HERE TO BUY TICKETS!

(More events after the jump!)

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Titan Comics debuts “Doctor Who: The Twelfth Doctor” Comic Book [VIDEO TRAILER]

Now that they have the Doctor Who license, the blokes over at TITAN COMICS have been cranking out books that have featured the continuing adventures of the Tenth (David Tennant) and Eleventh (Matt Smith) Doctors. You knew that the Twelfth (or is it really Thirteenth?) Doctor – as played by Peter Capaldi – wasn’t far behind, right?

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New Jersey’s Comic Fusion to host “Superhero Weekend” for domestic violence survivors

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FLEMINGTON – The 2014 NJ SUPERHERO WEEKEND (formerly WONDER WOMAN DAY) to benefit SAFE in Hunterdon will be hosted by Comic Fusion on October 45 in Flemington’s Turntable Junction shopping village. Comic Fusion will auction comic book themed sketches to raise money and awareness for this domestic violence charity. We’ll have some prix fixe prints and raffles of prints, books and more. (Read more after the jump!)

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DC Comics Heroes get plush treatment by Bleacher Creatures

WANT A SET OF BATMAN & ROBIN PLUSHES FROM BLEACHER CREATURES?

Read the following info and catch up with me at the bottom of the post!

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DC COMICS SUPER HEROES GET THE PLUSH TREATMENT
AS BLEACHER CREATURES—FAMED FOR ITS INCREDIBLY TRUE-TO-LIFE
PRO-SPORTS PLUSH FIGURES—TAKES ON COMIC BOOK FAVORITES

New DC Comics Plush Figures to Debut October 1 include Superman, Batman, and the Green Lantern Corps, Plus Many Others

Super Heroes can be cuddly, too—and the company with the super-powers to make them so is Bleacher Creatures. The innovative Pennsylvania-based licensing manufacturer, whose incredibly true-to-life plush figures of pro-sports stars has won them official partnerships with the NFL, NBA, NHL and MLB, will launch a brand-new line of DC Comics plush figures on October 1 under license with Warner Bros. Consumer Products (WBCP) and DC Entertainment, representing the greatest Super Heroes (and Super-Villains!) in the galaxy.

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