BOOM! Studios Unveils Exclusives and Panels for 2014 New York Comic Con!

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BOOM! Studios has unveiled a selection of exclusive cover variants for nine if its comics as exclusive to the 2014 New York Comic Con. Titles range from George Barr’s Sirens #1 to the concluding chapter of miniseries Translucid (#6).

Also making its debut at the con will be the limited, premium edition of the Sons of Anarchy hardcover, collecting the first issues of the comic.

For a complete list of titles – and the details on the company’s four panels, follow the jump.

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CIFF: The Real Deal!

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After seeing twenty films in eight days, I can confirm that Movie Maker got it right. The 15th Calgary International Film Festival was definitely an crowd pleaser. Featuring World, North American and Canadian premieres (in the case of The Young and Prodigious T.S. Spivet, pictured above – both the 2D and 3D North American premieres), as well as films with huge awards buzz (like Whiplash and Foxcatcher), and an emphasis on Canadian and Albertan films, CIFF’s programmers put together a selection that genuinely had something for everyone.

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ReCap: Gotham S1 Ep2, Selina Kyle

GOTHAM: Detectives Gordon (Ben McKenzie, L) and Bullock (Donal Logue, C) question Fish Mooney (Jada Pinkett Smith, R) in the "Selina Kyle" episode of GOTHAM airing Monday, Sept. 29 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. ©2014 Fox Broadcasting Co. Cr: Jessica Miglio/FOX
GOTHAM: Detectives Gordon (Ben McKenzie, L) and Bullock (Donal Logue, C) question Fish Mooney (Jada Pinkett Smith, R) in the “Selina Kyle” episode of GOTHAM airing Monday, Sept. 29 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. ©2014 Fox Broadcasting Co. Cr: Jessica Miglio/FOX

After a very strong pilot, Gotham returns for its second episode and already you can start to see a little pattern forming in the show’s initial formula. It’s too early to tell if this will make the show a little too predictable or not.

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Death Note and All You Need Is Kill Artist To Appear At 2014 New York Comic Con!

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Takeshi Obata, artist of acclaimed manga series Death Note and All You Need Is Kill (among others), has been confirmed to appear at New York Comic con for panels and a signing – as well as additional appearances around New York.

Obata will be a part of two panels – as part of VIZ Media’s Weekly Shonen Jump panel on Thursday, October 9th on Friday, October 10th for a panel for an overview of his work. On the evening of the 9th, he will make an exclusive signing appearance at Javits Center, home of the 2014 New York Comic Con.

As part of ReedPOP’s New York Super Week he waill also appear at Kinokuniya Book Store on the 10th and Barnes & Noble on Saturday October 11th. For further details follow the jump.

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Naomi Campbell Lands Recurring Role On FOX’s Empire!

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Naomi Campbell has been cast in a recurring role on FOX’s Empire – a drama from Lee Daniels and Danny Strong. The series rotates around the family of hip hop mogul Luscious Lyon, the CEO of Empire Entertainment.

Campbell will play Camilla, a hot older woman involved with Lyon’s son Hakeem, the potential heir to the Empire entertainment throne. For further details, follow the jump.

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ABC Family Picks Up Atitches, Network’s First Procedural; Renews Young & Hungry!

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ABC Family has greenlit new sci-fi procedural hybrid Stitches – folloing a young woman who has been recruited into a  covert government agency to be ‘stitched’ into the minds of the recently deceased to use their memories to investigate murders and mysteries that otherwise have gone to the grave with them.

The network also renewed Young & Hungry – about a feisty young woman who has been hired as personal chef to a wealthy young entrepreneur.

For further details, follow the jump.

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Creators Dave Willis and Jim Fortier chat about Adult Swim’s Squidbillies

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“Squidbillies” returns for an 8th season on Adult Swim!  From its beginnings in 2005, this animated show has followed the exploits of the Cuyler family, the federally protected endangered species “Applachian Mud Squids” who are protected by the Sheriff in northern Georgia, through eight seasons.  Season 8 premiered on September 21, 2014. Creators Dave Willis and Jim Fortier talk about season 8, the Georgia ties of its voice actors, and the show’s many tattooed fans.

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Recap: Once Upon a Time – A Tale of Two Sisters

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The episode starts off in a realm not our own with a small vessel struggling to stay afloat crashing through the waves of a surging sea. A young woman of noble blood staggers below deck fighting the rocking ship and jolt of the rough waters to desperately etch out a note before the ship’s demise. Her husband enters the cabin frantically trying to get her to join him on deck but she is determined to finish the note explaining to Elsa and Anna the truth in the hope that it will save them. It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to know this couple are the parent of Frozen characters Elsa and Anna on their way from Arendelle to parts unknown.

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Showrunner Carlton Cuse chats about The Strain

 

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Producer/screenwriter Carlton Cuse first read “The Strain” horror book trilogy in 2009 and became an instant fan.  When he was approached by  Guillermo del Toro to adapt the book series for tv, it was an absolute yes. However, this was not going to be just another vampire tv show.  It was unique in itself.  Months were spent in preparation for the pilot, and shooting of the series before premiering in July 13,2014.  Carlton talks about how “The Strain”, just like “Indiana Jones And the Last Crusade”,  is an adventure story–with horror elements.

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