New Magic: The Gathering Comic Book Series Launches Winter 2018

New Magic: The Gathering Comic Book Series Launches wINTER 2018

Wizards of the Coast and IDW Publishing revealed today details for an all-new Magic: The Gathering comic to be published beginning this November. Magic: The Gathering: Chandra is written by Vita Ayala (Supergirl, The Wilds) with interior art by Harvey Tolibao (X-Men, Green Arrow) and features all-new adventures of fan-favorite pyromancer Planeswalker Chandra Nalaar. This is the first Magic: The Gathering comic in four years and will introduce an all-new approach to storytelling as the franchise marks its 25th year.

New Magic: The Gathering Comic Book Series Launches wINTER 2018“Think of a character that you love. From any story, from any property. There is an excellent chance that you were introduced to that character by some kind of page, or some sort of screen,” said Jeremy Jarvis, Magic: The Gathering Franchise Director. “We are thrilled to have Vita and Harvey introduce you to Chandra, to her story, her quirks, and her incredible powers. Set in the near future of the Multiverse, these never-before-told stories will breathe life into Chandra, her cohorts, and her enemies in new and visually striking ways. Knowledge of cards is optional, love of characters required.”

“I can’t hold back my excitement about this new Magic: The Gathering comic book!” said IDW Editor-in-Chief John Barber. “With meteorically rising star Vita Ayala penning these tales, with the incredible art of Harvey Tolibao delineating the adventures, and with the introduction of the dynamic and powerful Chandra Nalaar, it’s clear we’ve entered a bold new era of storytelling. Everybody involved in this comic is dedicated to bringing you emotional and thrilling experiences that will satisfy fans of Magic: The Gathering—as well as fans of stories packed with action and drama told from a unique point of view.”

An adventurous Planeswalker and powerful pyromancer, Chandra Nalaar has seen much in her time—but she had never experienced such tragedy before. In the wake of a devastating loss, Chandra is striking out on her own, determined to prove—to her family and to herself—that next time she’ll be prepared. But when faced with threats both old and new, will she be able to overcome her grief in time to survive? And who is that familiar face lurking in the shadows?

Magic: The Gathering: Chandra #1 will be available in November.

OFFICIAL FIRST LOOK AT THE WOMEN OF THE NEW TERMINATOR MOVIE

Official First Look at the Women of the New TERMINATOR
Official First Look at the Women of the New TERMINATOR
Official First Look at the Women of the New TERMINATOR (from left to right) Natalia Reyes as “Dani Ramos,” Mackenzie Davis as “Grace,” Linda Hamilton as “Sarah Connor”

(from left to right)
Natalia Reyes as “Dani Ramos”
Mackenzie Davis as “Grace”
Linda Hamilton as “Sarah Connor”

 

What else do we know about this Untitled Terminator Sequel.

Arnie returns, the full Terminator 6 cast includes:  Arnold Schwarzenegger, Linda Hamilton, Mackenzie Davis, Natalia Reyes, Gabriel Luna, Diego Boneta.

 

This sequel to James Cameron’s original Terminator films will open in UK cinemas November 2019 and will be directed by Tim Miller

NEW VIDEO: ALITA: BATTLE ANGEL – Trailer

ALITA BATTLE ANGEL 1

ALITA: BATTLE ANGEL – Trailer 2

 

From visionary filmmakers James Cameron (AVATAR) and Robert Rodriguez (SIN CITY), comes ALITA: BATTLE ANGEL, an epic adventure of hope and empowerment. When Alita (Rosa Salazar) awakens with no memory of who she is in a future world she does not recognize, she is taken in by Ido (Christoph Waltz), a compassionate doctor who realizes that somewhere in this abandoned cyborg shell is the heart and soul of a young woman with an extraordinary past. As Alita learns to navigate her new life and the treacherous streets of Iron City, Ido tries to shield her from her mysterious history while her street-smart new friend Hugo (Keean Johnson) offers instead to help trigger her memories. But it is only when the deadly and corrupt forces that run the city come after Alita that she discovers a clue to her past – she has unique fighting abilities that those in power will stop at nothing to control. If she can stay out of their grasp, she could be the key to saving her friends, her family and the world she’s grown to love.

ALITA: BATTLE ANGEL – Trailer 1

 

ALITA: BATTLE ANGEL – Image Gallery

Star Wars Campfire Ghost Stories – Tales from Vader’s Castle

Star Wars Adventures Tales from Vaders Castle

Star Wars Adventures Tales from Vaders Castle IDW Publishing invites readers of all ages to explore the creepiest corners of the Star Wars universe in Star Wars Adventures: Tales from Vader’s Castle, a thrilling five-part comic book event with new issues hitting stands every Wednesday in October. Fan-favorites Cavan Scott and Derek Charm team up with an incredible roster of guest artists for this special miniseries, just in time for Halloween.

“I’ve always loved scary stories, and where better to tell them than the lair of Darth Vader himself?” says writer Cavan Scott. “Being asked to write any Star Wars character is a joy, but tackling the Dark Lord of the Sith? That’s a childhood dream… or should I say, a nightmare! Vader terrified me growing up, and I can’t wait to add to the legacy of Star Wars’ villain, providing frightening new scares for the next generation.”

The weekly series features beloved characters from throughout the galaxy, including Rebels stars Hera, Kanan, and Chopper; Obi-Wan Kenobi and Count Dooku; Han Solo and Chewbacca; and the Ewoks! What frights and scares await them in Darth Vader’s castle?

Star Wars Adventures Tales from Vader’s CastleArtist Derek Charm says, “Since this is a spookier story about these characters stranded on this nightmarish planet, it’s been fun really pushing the horror aspect in the art. The shadows are heavier, the colors are harsher, and everything has this apocalyptic vibe… like things may not work out for our heroes!”

Eisner Award-winning artist Francesco Francavilla provides cover artwork for each Star Wars Adventures: Tales from Vader’s Castle issue, while different renowned creators (Kelley JonesChris FenoglioCorin HowellRobert Hack, and Charles Paul Wilson III) lend their distinctive styles to spooky tales over the course of the five weeks.

“We’re thrilled to welcome the creepy Cavan Scott, the frightening Francesco Francavilla, and an array of eerie artists into the creepiest corners of the Star Warsuniverse for Tales from Vader’s Castle,” says Michael Siglain, Creative Director of Publishing for Lucasfilm. “There’s no better way to celebrate Halloween than with these spooky stories from a galaxy far, far away.”

LEGO James Bond Aston Martin DB5

LEGO James Bond Aston Martin DB5

You can order a LEGO James Bond Aston Martin DB5 from the LEGO store now.

If you don’t understand why this is so awesome there is nothing I can do for you.

Drool.

Here is the blurb

Get a license to build with the awesome LEGO® Creator Expert 10262 James Bond™ Aston Martin DB5. This impressive replica model captures the elegance and timeless sophistication of Agent 007’s iconic 1964 sports car, and comes with a wealth of authentic details and functioning gadgetry. Open the doors and you’ll discover a detailed interior with a concealable radar tracker and a door compartment containing a telephone. And when it’s time for action, activate the passenger ejector seat, turn the revolving number plates, raise the rear-window bulletproof screen, deploy the wheel-mounted tyre scythes and pull back the gearstick to reveal the front wing machine guns. This collectible model car also features a detailed straight-6 engine, drum-lacquered silver front and rear bumpers, moulded silver-coloured wire wheel rim inserts and front and rear Aston Martin logos. The model has been designed to provide a challenging and rewarding building experience full of nostalgia—a must-have for fans of the Aston Martin DB5, James Bond movies and LEGO building sets.

  • Authentic replica of the world-famous 1964 Aston Martin DB5 sports car, featuring a classic design with drum-lacquered silver front and rear bumpers, moulded silver-coloured wire wheel rim inserts, opening boot, bonnet and doors, and a wealth of James Bond™ gadgetry, including a working ejector seat, revolving number plates, rear-window bulletproof screen, front wing machine guns and wheel-mounted tyre scythes.
  • This LEGO® James Bond™ Aston Martin DB5 model also features opening doors and a detailed interior with a concealable radar tracker and door compartment with telephone.
  • Lift the bonnet to check out the straight-6 engine detailing.
  • Pull back the rear bumper to eject unwelcome passengers.
  • Revolve the number plates, raise the rear-window bulletproof screen and deploy the wheel-mounted tyre scythes.
  • Pull back the gearstick to reveal the front wing machine guns.
  • Own this collectible replica of the Aston Martin DB5, as featured in the classic James Bond™ Goldfinger movie.
  • This set includes over 1,290 pieces and is suitable for ages 16+.
  • New-for-August-2018 special elements include a drum-lacquered macaroni connector, 2×4 tile and 1M beam, plus a printed 1×2 tile with grille pattern.
  • Measures over 3” (10cm) high, 13” (34cm) long and 4” (12cm) wide.
LEGO James Bond Aston Martin DB5
LEGO James Bond Aston Martin DB5

The Predator SDCC 2018 Poster Reveal

First revealed last night to a packed-out Hall H, Twentieth Century Fox is pleased to present the brand new San Diego Comic-Con poster and image for Shane Black’s highly anticipated THE PREDATOR.

Starring Boyd Holbrook, Trevante Rhodes, Jacob Tremblay, Keegan-Michael Key, Olivia Munn, Sterling K. Brown, Alfie Allen, Thomas Jane, Augusto Aguilera, Jake Busey and Yvonne Strahovski, THE PREDATOR stalks its way into UK cinemas and IMAX 3D from September 12th.

Aquaman – Official Teaser Poster

Aquaman Teaser Poster

Ahead of the film’s trailer debut this weekend at San Diego Comic-Con, Warner Bros. is pleased to reveal the official teaser one-sheet for AQUAMAN.

Directed by James Wan (“The Conjuring” films, “Furious 7”) and starring Jason Momoa in the title role, AQUAMAN also stars Amber Heard (“Justice League,” “Magic Mike XXL”) as Mera; Oscar nominee Willem Dafoe (“Platoon,” “Spider-Man 2”) as Vulko; Temuera Morrison (“Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones,” “Green Lantern”) as Tom Curry; Dolph Lundgren (“The Expendables” films) as Nereus; Yahya Abdul-Mateen II (“Baywatch,” Netflix’s “The Get Down”) as Black Manta; with Patrick Wilson (“The Conjuring” films, “Watchmen”) as Orm/Ocean Master; and Oscar winner Nicole Kidman (“The Hours,” “Lion”) as Atlanna.

AQUAMAN will release in UK cinemas on December 14.

Aquaman Teaser Poster
Aquaman Teaser Poster

Warcraft Director Duncan Jones to Make Rogue Trooper Movie

Rogue Trooper Movie

Acclaimed filmmaker Duncan Jones is to bring Rogue Trooper, a character from the legendary award-winning British comic book 2000 AD, to the big screen.

And if you are thinking 2000AD – That’s Judge Dredd right, What is this Rogue Trooper? Please see the intro video below:

 

 

It will see the critically-lauded director of Moon, Source Code, Warcraft and Mute write and direct the as-yet-unnamed picture.

Jones confirmed the new joint venture between Liberty Films and Rebellion, the Oxford-based games publishers and owners of 2000 AD, on his Twitter account today.

“For years now, I have felt a sting as Marvel and DC have poured out their entire comic roster into film. Wonderful for their fans, but every new release I silently scream “Where’s all the 2000 AD?!” I’m so excited to finally be able to right that wrong and bring Finley-Day and Gibbons’ Rogue Trooper, a seminal British spun war yarn, to the big screen!” said Jones.

Jason Kingsley, CEO and Creative Director of Rebellion, said:

“Rogue Trooper has always been one of my favourite old school thrills from 2000 AD. I’m very happy to be working closely with Duncan and Stuart on this project and look forward to seeing the results on the silver screen.”

Chris Kingsley, Co-founder and CTO of Rebellion, said: “The first time I met Duncan he had a Mohawk – I’m tickled pink to see he’s now brought it back with a full-on Nu blue. It shows his unique level of commitment and passion for Rogue Trooper, and that’s why we’re so excited to be working with him and his legions.”

The deal was negotiated by producer Stuart Fenegan and Rebellion’s Jason Kingsley. Fenegan will produce the film under his and Jones’ Liberty Films banner, Jason Kingsley and Chris Kingsley will Executive Produce.

Fenegan said: “Eat leaden death Nort scum!”

Rogue Trooper is one of the greatest characters to come out of 2000 AD, which also publishes characters such as Judge Dredd, Nemesis the Warlock, and Strontium Dog. Created by Gerry Finley-Day and Dave Gibbons, Rogue Trooper is a genetically-engineered soldier bred to fight on Nu-Earth, a hellish planet consumed by an endless war between the Norts and the Southers. The sole survivor of a massacre that claimed his fellow GIs, Rogue sets out on a mission to find the traitor who betrayed them – the personalities of three dead comrades plugged into his helmet, backpack, and rifle.

Jones is one of a generation of leading British film directors who have been inspired by the satirical, anti-establishment and hyper-violent comic strips in 2000 AD. First published in 1977, 2000 AD has been at the cutting edge of British culture for four decades and continues to publish ground-breaking science fiction, fantasy, and horror comics.

Jackie Chan’s City Hunter New UK Blu Ray Edition.

Jackie Chan City Hunter DVD Blu Ray

Jackie Chan stars as the girl-chasing private detective Ryo Saeba in this hilarious live-action adaptation of the popular Japanese manga series, City Hunter, presented from a stunning new 2K restoration!

Hired to track down Shizuko Imamura, the runaway daughter of a publishing tycoon, Ryo initially turns the job down… until he sees a picture of the missing woman! Ryo eventually finds her aboard a luxury cruise ship, but much to the annoyance of his exasperated assistant Carrie (Joey Wang, A Chinese Ghost Story), Ryo seems more interested in catching Shizuko’s attention than returning her safely to her father. When terrorists hijack the ship, Ryo must put his romantic feelings aside and swing into action to dispatch the bad guys and save the day.

Packed with inventive action sequences coordinated by an at his peak Chan, City Hunter is one of the most visually creative films of Jackie’s career – with a vibrant cinematography and a quirky sense of humour. Eureka Classics is proud to present the film for the first time in the UK on Blu-ray.

CITY HUNTER (Eureka Classics) New & Exclusive Trailer 

Available to order from:
Amazon Here
Zavvi here


BLU-RAY SPECIAL FEATURES

• Limited edition slipcase (First print run only)
• Stunning 1080p presentation from a brand new 2K restoration
• Original Cantonese mono audio track (also available in 5.1 presentation)
• Optional English and Mandarin audio tracks
• Interviews with Jackie Chan
• Interview with director Wong Jing
• Interview with stuntman and long-time member of Jackie Chan’s stunt team, Rocky Lai
• The Jackie Chan Experience – an interview with Richard Norton
• Evolution of a Fighter – an interview with Gary Daniels
• Outtake montage
• A Collector’s booklet featuring new writing on the film (First print run only)

Sam Stone Concludes Her Jinx Trilogy

Jinx Bound Sam Stone

Sam Stone, author of The Vampire Gene series and Zombies At Tiffany’s concludes here series of Jinx novels, following Jinx Town and Jinx Magic with Jinx Bound.

The Jinx series is quoted as being War of the Worlds meets Lord of the Rings via Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus. So you know there is a lot going on.

One-time secondary school teacher Jasmine Regis is now Empress of the alien Jinx – but her husband, the powerfully erotic Emperor Arven, is trapped on the Eleventh Moon and unable to return to their home planet Emin, while in his absence a group of ruthless conspirators plot to usurp his throne.

With the help of the Jinx mage Kale, Jas must somehow find a way to rescue her husband, thwart the conspirators and help her human friends to escape the dying Earth, which has fallen into the grip of a vile military tyranny.

Jinx Bound is a powerful tale of alien magic, military corruption, human nature and the will to survive.

The final book in an acclaimed trilogy of high-impact science-fiction horror novels. With a cover image by award-winning science-fiction and fantasy artist Jim Burns.

 

Jinx Bound is available to order direct from the publisher Telos

New TV Channel Klaxon – PARAMOUNT NETWORK is here.

Agent Carter

Paramount Network, the brand new free-to-air UK destination offering premium scripted drama, high quality comedy and movies featuring some of the brightest stars.

Launching on 4th July, it’s the channel with big stories and big characters for adults of all ages with strong appeal to Generation X, Millennials and fans of cinematic storytelling, iconic moments and non-stop action. 

Paramount Network is the home of various free-to-air premieres, including the seventh season of SUITS, the critically-acclaimed US drama from creator/executive producer Aaron Korsh and starring Gabriel Macht, Patrick J. Adams, Rick Hoffman, Sarah Rafferty and Meghan Markle. Earlier seasons of SUITS will also air on the Paramount Network, allowing fans to catch the series from the very beginning.

The biggest news for us at Scifind.com is that Marvel’s Agent Carter is featuring heavily in the launch.

Marvel’s Agent Carter starts on Paramount Network on launch night at 8pm, then airing weekly Thursdays at 9pm.

There is a lot more to expect from this channel though:

Confirmed to premiere on the channel is brand new Kiefer Sutherland drama DESIGNATED SURVIVOR and US comedy series THE MICK starring Kaitlin Olsen (It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia), both joining the slate later in the year.
 
Ben Frow, Director of Programming, Channel 5, overseeing the UK launch of Paramount Network said: “Paramount Network is set to deliver high end Hollywood entertainment with blockbuster movies, scripted drama and critically acclaimed comedy featuring some of the biggest names on the planet. Supported by Channel 5’s creative scheduling and audience insight and underpinned by Viacom’s brand-building expertise, Paramount Network is a popular premium content destination in a free-to-air world.”

Jill Offman, EVP Comedy Central and Paramount Network International said: “Launching on TV screens in the UK is another critical milestone for the Paramount Network brand, which we’re convinced will resonate strongly with British viewers given Paramount’s distinguished and successful history of epic, cinematic story-telling for global audiences. Delivering free-to-air content to millions of UK households, underlines our belief that, despite the growing popularity of on-demand, viewers continue to value highly TV channels that offer an intelligently scheduled linear line up of quality entertainment.”

Paramount Network is home to box-office smashes; from WAR OF THE WORLDS, CATCH ME IF YOU CAN and DANCES WITH WOLVES to critically acclaimed and cult classics THE SHINING, THE TALENTED MR RIPLEY and JACKIE BROWN to much loved titles including PRINCE OF TIDES, GROUNDHOG DAY and ROXANNE.

The channel also plays host to the premiere of LIP SYNC BATTLE US including the huge Michael Jackson special from the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood.  The network’s slate also includes action drama SIX, fantasy drama HEROES REBORN, and the Emmy® Award-winning comedy WILL & GRACE.

The UK becomes the third Paramount Network after the US and Spain, and there are separately 11 locally scheduled versions of Paramount Channel internationally.  Paramount is one of Viacom’s flagship global brands including Comedy Central, MTV and Nickelodeon and its fastest growing international entertainment brand.

Paramount Network will launch in the UK on Freeview (57), Sky (159), BT (57) and TalkTalk (57) platforms.

G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero – Silent Option Miniseries

GI Joe Comic Cover Silent Option

GI Joe Comic Cover Silent OptionIDW Publishing is proud to launch G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero – Silent Option, a four-part miniseries that spotlights the breakout character of their “Dawn of the Arashikage” story arc: Dawn Moreno, the all-new Snake Eyes! The first monthly issue is slated for release this coming September.

Each oversized issue of Silent Option features? a full story by the superstar creative team of longtime G.I. Joe scribe Larry Hama and artist Netho Diaz (Aquaman), plus a four-page backup story entitled “Codename: Helix” by Ryan Ferrier (G.I. Joe vs. Six Million Dollar Man) and Kenneth Loh (KISS).

In Silent Option, Dawn Moreno – the G.I. Joe team’s newest member, fulfilling the legacy of the legendary Snake Eyes – embarks on her first (un)official mission. But her debut mission may be her last, as she crosses paths with the deadly covert operations officer, Agent Helix!

While focusing on the recently-introduced Dawn Moreno serves as a great entry point for new readers, longtime fans will be rewarded with the introduction of Agent Helix to ARAH canon – a character whose previous appearances were in non-ARAH continuity.

Editor Tom Waltz says, “Following the huge success of the ‘Dawn of the Arashikage’ story arc, we wanted to keep the fantastic action and drama that Larry and Netho created together rolling forward. A standalone miniseries within canon gives us the chance to resume fan-favorite character Dawn Moreno’s adventures as a new team member, while at the same time introducing enigmatic character Agent Helix to the mix. So, working alongside the great folks at Hasbro, Silent Option was born!”