The Amazing Spider Man long shadow poster

Posted by: LaTwan Holland on December 10, 2011 at 7:04 am

Superherohype got to premier a new teaser poster for Marc Webb’s The Amazing Spider-Man that showcases Andrew Garfield’s Peter Parker perched up on a wall, casting an arachnophobia’s worst nightmare.

The tagline lets us believe this will be “The Untold Story” and we can only speculate as to what that entails, but excitement builds nonetheless.

The film is creeping out of dark corners and into theaters on July 3, 2012 and stars Emma Stone, Rhys Ifans, Denis Leary, Campbell Scott, Irrfan Khan, Martin Sheen and Sally Field.

LaTwan Holland was a writer for a local under ground newspaper, The Spinner Rack that covered comics, video games, anime and related movies and is currently the Producer of the DIRECT EDITION. To find out the latest that’s happening with LaTwan and the Direct Edition check them out at the DIRECT EDITION podcastblog and you tube site.

New Trading cards from Upper Deck

Posted by: LaTwan Holland on April 18, 2011 at 5:35 pm

Upper Deck Announces Plans For Unique Marvel® Comic Book
Card Project Called ‘The Avengers: Kree-Skrull War’

July Trading Card Release Will Reveal Five Untold Tales!

press release

The Upper Deck Company, in conjunction with Marvel Entertainment, Inc., is announcing plans to produce and distribute a very unique trading card project called “The Avengers: Kree-Skrull War.” Resurrecting a previously published story arc around popular Marvel characters including Thor, Captain America, Iron Man and Vision, the 190-card set will boast one original main story and four original side stories that will share with Marvel fans untold tales from the Kree-Skrull War.
In the early ‘70s, the Marvel Universe released a story arc of nine original comics called “The Avengers” (issues 89 through 97) that followed The Avengers in their daily struggles to safeguard the world against any threat beyond the power that conventional peacekeeping forces could handle. Now Upper Deck is reintroducing some of those characters with an all-new story line complete with original artwork that will be delivered via trading cards. The main story, entitled “Sacrifice” and featuring Thor, Iron Man, Captain America and Vision, will consist of 20 pages that will take Marvel fans and collectors on a unique journey authored by renowned comic book writer Sean McKeever. Story pages turn front to back just like a standard comic book and will consist of nine cards per page. In addition to the riveting main story, four side stories will be launched simultaneously within the same set. Eager fans can read an eight-page story titled “The Debt,” following Quicksilver and the Scarlet Witch; an intense six-page story called “The Fall,” following Nick Fury; and two four-page stories titled “Power” and “Soldiers’ Honor” featuring Super-Skrull and Captain America, respectively.

“This is truly a unique comic book story from Upper Deck,” said Bubby Johanson, Upper Deck’s product manager for Marvel. “Never before has a trading card company produced a unique Marvel comic book story line that is delivered via trading cards. Collectors can seek out the entire set and literally put together the comic book pages, including the cover, to capture a very cool collectible.”


Hey Peeps in NYC

Posted by: pete on April 21, 2010 at 11:54 pm

So As you all know, I am a huge Secret Asian Man fan! This Friday Tak AKA Secret Asian Man will be doing a signing! So if you want come check it out.

“With a very successful weekend at the Boston Comic Con behind me I’m really looking forward to the book signing at Giant Robot New York. I’ll be signing copies of Daily Days but also debuting this new benefit shirt for Giant Robot. My share of the sales will go to Giant Robot. If you’re in NYC on Friday 4/23, definitely come by the store between 6-8pm. This shirt will also be the Daily Deal at Blacklava this Friday so if you’re not going to be in NYC, that’s your chance to grab one. See you in NYC!” -Tak

The signing is at Giant Robot (437 E. 9th St) from 6-8pm.

Hope all of you are well!


Thor and the Warriors Four #1 – This Wednesday!

Posted by: Alex Zalben on April 5, 2010 at 1:22 pm

Hey gang! My first full-length comic book, Thor and the Warriors Four, kicks off with issue #1 this Wednesday, April 7th.

I thought it would be fun, to help get the word out, to have you guys take pictures of yourselves after you got the issue, either at home, in the store, or somewhere else more creative, and you can e-mail ‘em to me, or tweet them at me, and I’ll post them either here on the blog, or re-tweet ‘em on Twitter (or both).

And you don’t have to just buy them… If you’re a retailer, or work at a comic shop, take a picture of it on the wall (hey, if it’s next to some sort of “Pick of the Week” sign, I won’t stop you), and I’ll plug the heck out of your shop.

And of course, let me know what you liked – and didn’t like – about the comic! Yay!

You can tweet @comicbooklive or @azalben.

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Thor and the Warriors Four Promo

Posted by: Alex Zalben on March 19, 2010 at 5:38 pm

This has been running in this week’s Marvel comics. Made me squee, just a little. Okay, a lot.

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Exclusive: Lucy Lawless on Kicking Ass Through The Ages

Posted by: Alex Zalben on March 16, 2010 at 8:11 am

Though Lucy Lawless is best known as Xena: Warrior Princess, she’s also starred in everything from Battlestar Galactica, as scheming Cylon D’Anna Biers, to her current lead role in Starz’ surprise hit Spartacus: Blood and Sand. We talked with the sci-fi/fantasy icon by phone in New Zealand about getting nude in Roman times, whether she’ll show up on Caprica, and just what Xena and Gabrielle are up to now:

Read the rest at UGO –>

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Q&A – Mark Millar Explains How Stan Lee Inspired Kick-Ass

Posted by: Alex Zalben on March 15, 2010 at 9:09 am

kickass-560.gifMark Millar has been one of the biggest names in comics for years, but it wasn’t until the movie adaptation of his book Wanted became an international hit that he crossed over to the mainstream. His second movie adaptation, Kick-Ass, hits next month, and it’s already riding a wave of positive buzz, helped, in part, by the recent release of Millar’s on-set diary, Kick-Ass: Creating the Comic, Making the Movie, which documents the comic’s path from page to screen. We talked with Millar by phone to find out what to expect.

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LOST’s Jacob vs. Supernatural’s Satan

Posted by: Alex Zalben on February 25, 2010 at 4:42 pm

TV fans might be seeing double if they consume a little too much genre fare, as actor Mark Pellegrino is playing crucial roles on the current seasons of both Lost and Supernatural. We decided to break it down and see just how different Jacob and Satan really are. From the handy spreadsheet we’ve created below, you can see that maybe they have more in common than one Mark Pellegrino. In fact, if you read between the lines, perhaps a massive Lost/Supernatural crossover is almost upon us, with the Winchester boys hitting the Island to kick Smocke’s sorry butt back to the Temple. I am pretty sure that every culture has a legend about a smoke monster…

Read the rest at UGO –>

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The Immortal Quandary: When Your TV Show Ages Slower Than You Do

Posted by: Alex Zalben on February 19, 2010 at 9:13 am

There’s a little problem with building your TV show around a character who will never age: actors, in real life, get older. Don’t know if you knew that, but it’s true. Clearly, TV producers don’t know that, because time and again, they cast actors as immortal characters and then five seasons later, have to come up with increasingly convoluted explanations why their supposedly forever perfect character is suddenly three hundred pounds and wrinkly.

Take, for example, Zoe Graystone on Caprica; or rather, Zoe’s computerized clone, who will live forever as a memory of Eric Stoltz’s dead daughter only in computer code.

Sure the actress, Alessandra Torresani, is only 22 now (and playing a high schooler), so chances are that even if Caprica ends up trumping it’ parent show Battlestar Galactica and runs for six seasons, we won’t have to deal with an episode where Stoltz programs wrinkles and gray hair into his daughter’s avatar. But if I was a betting man (which I bet you I’m not), I’d say that Zoe Graystone in the Caprica pilot, and Zoe Graystone’s avatar whenever the show ends are gonna be a leeeeetle bit different.

Maybe the writers of Caprica should take a page from other immortal TV characters’ books and see how they did (or didn’t) handle their actor’s “growth:”

Read the rest at UGO –>

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Exclusive: Carl Speaks on His Aqua Teen Hunger Force DVD Debut!

Posted by: Alex Zalben on February 17, 2010 at 4:12 pm

It’s a moment ten years in the making but finally, Aqua Teen Hunger Force’s portly, hairy curmudgeon Carl Brutananadilewski has been given a chance to shine, or at least his gold chain has. We’re thrilled to exclusively debut the box art for Aqua Teen Hunger Force Volume 7, which you can check out below. We also got a rare opportunity to interview the Aqua Teen’s good neighbor (with a little help from ATHF co-creator Dave Willis) on finally getting his due, his thoughts on his co-stars and living like a pimp, New Jersey style.

UGO: Hey Carl, how’s it going?

Carl Brutananadilewski: Pretty good! I got this Chinese energy drink in the mail a couple days ago. I Googled it and they say it’s rattlesnake penis mixed with battery acid. I respect the Chinese for not being afraid to thin out the herd a little, even if it costs me a gall bladder.

Read the rest at UGO –>

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