Attention, Korra and Avatar fanatics!
Well you can!
Attention, Korra and Avatar fanatics!
Well you can!
Bring your love of Indiana Jones and your heretophobia to the San Diego Comic Con floor as Lucasfilm presents a snake-filled photo op to commemorate the October Blu-ray release of the complete series.
As we exclusively revealed on Friday, My Chemical Romace’s Gerard Way will be moderating the Aquabats Super-Show panel at San Diego Comic-Con this year… But how the heck do these two musical super-powered folks even know each other? And does this collaboration mean the utter destruction of SDCC is imminent? To find out more about this, we chatted with the Aquabats’ leader Christian Jacobs, a.k.a. MC Bat Commander, who was deep in convention planning.
“Gerard and I met on the set of Yo Gabba Gabba!, actually,” said Jacobs. “He’s been talking about Gabba for a while, and finally we had MCR on the show this past year. While we were going over the creative ideas for their performance, we hit it off! We became friends in nerdity!” Read More...
When does San Diego Comic-Con start again? Not until Wednesday? Well, you wouldn’t know it from this first announcement from Archie Comics, as the Riverdale-centric Publisher threw the gauntlet down early by announcing a brand new crossover: ARCHIE MEETS GLEE. The new series, written by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa with art by Dan Parent won’t launch until 2013, but we got the scoop on it from Archie Co-CEO Jon Goldwater for you right now. And hey, you didn’t even have to wait for Comic-Con:
MTV Geek: Most basic question, just to start off... How did this crossover come about?
Jon Goldwater: Over the last couple of years, I’ve become friendly with Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, who is one of the writers on Glee. He’s the guy they brought in to fix Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark, he rewrote that whole script. He’s a tremendous Archie fan... He just bleeds Archie orange. He’s such a fan that this past Halloween, he told me he went to his Halloween party dressed as Archie. Read More...
At some point, you're going to get tired of the non-stop panels, signings, and grind of the Con floor, and want to escape San Diego Comic-Con for something quieter, calmer, and... Who are we kidding? There's NO escaping SDCC this year, as the convention has grown to encompass all of San Diego. From roaming hordes of zombies, non-stop parties, to pop-up stores, here's ten things to do outside of San Diego Comic-Con... That aren't really outside of San Diego Comic-Con:
1. Adventure Time!
The All-Ages cartoon and comic book takes over Comic-Con... Or more specifically, they’re taking over the New Children’s Museum of San Diego at 200 West Island Avenue from July 11-July 15 to celebrate everything from the Land of Ooo. This includes an AT themed art exhibit, and a chance to unlock special prizes in the Keyper Seeker experience. Sounds cool, but last year they held a parade, so this has a lot to top. Read More...
If there is an award for creating the biggest exclusive toy for the 2012 San Diego Comic-Con International, then Hasbro has won it hands down with their Marvel Universe S.H.I.E.L.D. Super Heli-Carrier! What better way to wind down from a day of patriotic barbeques and fireworks than by reading a review for Nick Fury's stamp on American militarist ingenuity?! Join us as we take a look at the Super Heli-Carrier and see if it's worth taking the space normally occupied by our coffee table!
Oh, and as you can see above, we tossed it in a lake for
good measure field testing! It floats!
Sure, movies have taken a back-seat at this year’s Comic-Con, and TV is ascendant; but that doesn’t mean actual comic books will lose focus... Particularly with the triple-hit of DC’s still hot New 52, the just announced Marvel NOW! initiative, and the massive take-over of Image’s Walking Dead. No need to shamble around like a zombie - sorry, Walker - this year, looking for the next hot comic book panel, though: we’ve got your complete schedule right here:
11:00-12:00 Spotlight on Becky Cloonan— Comic-Con special guest Becky Cloonan, one of the most versatile artists in comics today, talks to Jimmy Aquino (Comics News Insider podcast host) about her career in comics and illustration, collaborating with writers, artists, and musicians, and the dark secrets she learned through 15 years of self-publishing. Room 32AB Read More...
At the 2012 San Diego Comic-Con International Mezco Toyz will have exclusive goodies available from their Mez-Itz, ThunderCats, Earthworm Jim, and Living Dead Dolls lines! That's right, ow you can force your way throught the crowded con floor, using the massive Dark Knight Mez-Itz Mega-Scale Batman as your battering ram/riot shield. Thanks Batman!
Part of the joy of SDCC is staying AWAY from Hall H and Ballroom 20 -ad instead, sneaking into the back of an air conditioned room for a little bit, and finding out about something you never even thought of before... And then falling in love with it. Or not! Either way, it’s the corners of Comic-Con that are often the most fun. Here’s a rundown of some of the weirdest and most interesting panels that caught our eye when scanning the full schedule:
10:00-11:00 The Witty Women of Steampunk— The Victorian era was one marked by constraints on behavior, morals and bosoms. When you add a bit of sci-fi to the mix, however, those corset laces begin to loosen. The steampunk genre has allowed a new wave of female creators and personalities to explore how liberating, sexy, and adventurous the age of steam can be. Robin Blackburn (The League of S.T.E.A.M.), Anina Bennett (Boilerplate: History's Mechanical Marvel), Gail Carriger (The Parasol Protectorate Series), Kaja Foglio (Girl Genius), Robin Thorsen (The Guild), and moderator Dina "Lady Steam" Kampmeyer (Steampunk LA) discuss literature, fashion, romance, adventure, and more. Room 5AB Read More...
Toys"R"Us and Entertainment Earth are not only going to have exclusive action figures for the 2012 San Diego Comic-Con International, but they're even bringing along a few toys that you can get early, before they hit TRU shelves later this summer and fall! From an Adventure Time two-pack of Finn and Fiona, to an extremely stealthy Predator, and even 4 massive Heroes in a Half-Shell, there's a little something for everybody-- so go ahead and expect a long-ass line! Still, if you purchase any of the TRU-exclusives at the E.E. booth, you'll also receive a free limited edition gold Monsuno Lock and Core figure, while they last.
From a brief look at the San Diego Comic-Con schedule - and the fact that our first crack at this narrowed down the number of panels to a lean thirty-seven - this year is the year of television. From TV taking over the massive Hall H, to some significant anniversaries for the King of Comic-Con, Mr. Joss Whedon, you’d need five DVRs just to fit all the awesome content coming your way in one packed weekend. Luckily, we managed to distill the list down to the hottest, biggest panels you’ll want to check out each day of Comic-Con. Consider this your official TV schedule for 2012:
Luckily, there’s only one thing on Wednesday, but it’s a doozy: screenings of several highly anticipated geek TV pilots, and also, 666 Park Avenue:
6:00-9:45 Special Sneak Peek Pilot Screenings— Comic-Con and Warner Bros. Television proudly continue their annual Preview Night tradition, with exclusive world premiere screenings of the pilot episodes of five of the most highly anticipated TV series pilots of the 2012–13 television season: 666 Park Avenue, Arrow, The Following, Revolution and Cult.
It has begun! As the flood of con-exclusives have been/are being announced from almost all of the fan-favorite companies, we're bringing you our first review of some toys only available at the 2012 San Diego Comic-Con International: the black & white versions of Batman and Joker from Square Enix' Play Arts Kai line! Both of these figures are monochrome counterparts to the previously released versions based on the incredibly popular Batman: Arkham Asylum video game that stole a week or so of our life when it was released. We only got to borrow these two arch-enemies for a few days, but are they going to be worth our hard-earned cash when we make it to SDCC? Read on to find out!
As we've already reviewed the original version of Batman here, this look is going to be more pic-heavy (since we both know that's what you really came for)-- and Joker-centric!
Keep it locked right here for your Teen Wolf fix throughout Comic Con! Tyler Posey, Dylan O'Brien, Crystal Reed, Tyler Hoechlin, Holland Roden and Colton Hayne will be on hand all weekend for panels, signings, and live interviews! If you're at the show or at home, here's how you can keep up with cast:
NOTE: All times are Pacific Time
12:30 Teen Wolf LIVE - Join the cast of Teen Wolf on MTV Geek's Live stream directly from Comic Con. Host Steven Smith will chat with the cast about everything going on this season and what to expect in the final 4 episodes! If you have questions for the cast you can tweet them @MTVTeenWolf or use hashtag #MTVSDCC
2:30-3:30 Teen Wolf Panel— Cast members Tyler Posey, Dylan O'Brien, Crystal Reed, Tyler Hoechlin, Holland Roden and Colton Haynes, along with executive producer Jeff Davis, present an exclusive first-look at a new episode, followed by a Q&A session. Stay for the don't-miss world premiere trailer of MTV's upcoming scripted comedy series The Inbetweeners. Room 6A
12:00 - 1:00 Teen Wolf DVD signing at FOX - Get your season 1 DVD signed by the cast!
2:15 - 3:00 Teen Wolf Comic Signing at Top Cow booth - Pick up a copy of MTV Comics & Top Cow's Teen Wolf: Love Bites comic book and get it signed by the cast! You'll want to get there early to beat the line! Booth #2629
2:30 Watch the Teen Wolf Panel! Couldn't make it the con in person? Come back here on Friday at 2:30 to catch it all on MTV Geek!
10:00 - 11:00 Tyler Posey book signing at Mysterious Galaxies - From New York Times bestselling author and four-time Bram Stoker award winner Nancy Holder Teen Wolf ON FIRE takes fans deeper into the lives of their favorite characters from the series and reveals some of the dark secrets that complicate their lives and relationships. Booth #1119
In the meantime, you can check out the latest sneak peek below, watch full episodes at teenwolf.mtv.com, or engage with the characters in TEEN WOLF: THE HUNT where you chat with Scott and Stiles to help solve a mystery in Beacon Hills...but every decision you make will influence the outcome of the adventure!
No, your eyes have not began deceiving you as part of their secret plot to escape your skull, that is the first image of Jaga from the classic ThunderCats animated series in Minimate form! HELL and YES! This photo showed up last night on Diamond Select Toys' Facebook page, along with a bit of info:
Here is Tuesday's Comic-Con feature - The Spirit of Jaga Minimate!
Jaga returns to Comic-Con in his spirit form, ready to guide Lion-O and the ThunderCats on their journey. “LIKE” if you still remember Jaga’s self-sacrifice to protect Lion-O and the ThunderCats.
Check out Jaga at Action Figure Xpress' booth - #3345
...aaaannnddd that's it. Not a ton of text, but it's managed to peak our excitement to see further ThunderCats Minimates, and to try and snag this one from Action Figure Xpress! We'll keep you posted as more on these are revealed.
Stay tuned to MTV Geek for all your Diamond Select Toys ansd SDCC 2012 coverage!
At the 2012 San Diego Comic-Con International, Hasbro is bringing along a ton of highly-anticipated convention exclusive toys. Their Transformers brand, in particular, sees a lot of love with limited edition figures based on video games, animation, and even a comic book-style crossover with another Hasbro mainstay: G.I. Joe! The G.I. Joe crossover toy has apparently become an annual event after last year's incredible Starscream/Skystriker combo.
Read on for all the info on Bruticus, Cliffjumper, and the Shockwave H.I.S.S. Tank along with plenty more photos!