RockBeat Records Releasing Historic Rock, Folk & Blues Albums!

RockBeat Records may not be an instantly recognizable label, but they are re-releasing some of the most influential music in rock, folk blues history – albums from Arthur Lee and Love, Phil Ochs, Doc Watson, Freddie Fender, Big Joe Williams, Del Shannon, Mississppi John Hurt and Mighty Joe Young.

Significant albums by all these legendary artists will be released between May 5th and July 7th – a veritable cornucopia of brilliant albums that have long been thought lost and forgotten.

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Not a Throne Room Trailer: Power: Season 4!

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James “Ghost” St. Patrick looks pretty uncomfortable in orange in the new teaser for season four of Power – which picks up right where season three left off, following Ghost’s arrest by his former girlfriend, Assistant U.S. Attorney Angela Valdes, for a crime he did not commit.

Power returns to Starz on Sunday, June 25th (9/8C).

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The Valiant Validated Signature Series Returns for Secret Weapons #1!

Valiant is proud to announce that the publisher’s limited-edition line of Valiant Validated Signature Series (VVSS) editions will return on June 28th for Secret Weapons #1.

The Secret Weapons #1 VVSS edition will feature virgin cover art by artist Raul Allen and will come hand-signed in gold ink by writer Eric Heisserer. Additionally, each copy  will come complete with a Certificate of Authenticity witnessed and signed by Valiant CEO & Chief Creative Officer Dinesh Shamdasani and Publisher Fred Pierce and will feature an official VVSS seal embossed on the front cover.

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Existential Crisis for Lightning McQueen Trailer: Cars 3!

Cars 3 – Lightning McQueen (voiced by Owen Wilson) on a race simulator – photo courtesy of Disney•Pixar.

The trailer for Cars 3 seems to indicate that, after the critical the franchise took for Cars 2, things are moving back to character driven storytelling.

Age is catching up to Lightning McQueen as a new pretender to his racing throne, Jackson Storm, is shattering McQueen’s lap times and he’s told his racing days are coming to a close.

But without racing, who Lightning McQueen?

Cars 3 is in theaters on June 16th.

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Papercutz Previews The Loud House Graphic Novel In Free Comic Book Day Comic!

Papercutz contribution to Free Comic Book Day is a sneak peek at the first graphic novel based on Nickelodeon’s hit animated series The Loud House.

The Loud House follows 11-year-old Lincoln as he gives an inside look at what it takes to survive in the bedlam of a large family, especially as the only boy with 10 sisters. With his best bud Clyde, Lincoln always comes up with a plan to stay one step ahead of the chaos, but whether or not it works is where the adventures begin.

Series creator Chris Savino will attend a signing at Loss Angeles’ House of Secrets on May 6th.

“The Loud House: There Will Be Chaos,” will be released in bookstores on May 9th and in comic shops on May 31th.

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Unexpectedly Normal Announcement Trailer: The Tick!

The Tick (Peter Serafinowic)z – Mighty Blue Justice on the lookout for evil – Photo courtesy of Amazon.

I did not see this coming – the announcement date for the premiere of Amazon’s The Tick is disturbingly… normal? (That was unexpected!)

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Not Quite The Legend Trailer: The New Adventures of Aladdin!

On Christmas Eve, Sam and his best buddy Khalid dress up as Santa to steal as much as they can from a department store. But Sam gets cornered by some children and has to tell them a story, the story of Aladdin – his version, at least.

Taking on the character of Aladdin, Sam heads off on a voyage to the heart of Baghdad, city of a thousand and one riches. But alas, behind the colorful folklore, the people are suffering the tyranny of the terrible Vizir, known for his cruelty and his dubious breath.

Will the young thief Aladdin, helped by his genie, be able to thwart the Vizir’s diabolical plans, save Khalid, and win the heart of Princess Shallia? Actually he will. But we won’t lie to you: it’s not going to be easy!

The New Adventures of Aladdin will be on VOD on May 16th..

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AMC’s Sets Final Premiere Date for Turn: Washinton’s Spies!

The fourth and final season of Turn: Washington’s Spies will find notorious traitor Benedict Arnold (Owain Yeoman) taking his revenge on George Washington (Ian Kahn) by rounding up suspected rebel spies to impress his new British commanders.

No Abe Woodhull (Jamie Bell) must curb his temper and concentrate the bigger picture – winning the ear.

Turn: Washington’s Spies returns to AMC on Saturday, June 17th (9/8C).

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VIZ Media Celebrates Two Studio Ghibli Anniversaries with Castle in the Sky and Princess Mononoke Books!

This year marks the 30th anniversary of Hayao Miyazki’s first film, Castle in the Sky. It’s also the 20th anniversary of what many consider to be his magnum opus, Princess Mononke.

To celebrate these anniversaries, VIZ Media will release full-color picture books for each film in December.

The new books capture the magic of the legendary studio’s animated films with easy-to-read text, full-color pictures direct from the film, and a family-friendly oversized hardcover format aimed at readers of all ages.

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