Stan Lee’s Comikaze 2012 Unleashes a Zombie Apocalypse!

Stan Lee’s Comikaze Unleashes A Zombie Apocalypse and Batman Cast Reunion

Stan Lee’s Comikaze, LA’s largest pop-culture convention, owned by comic legend Stan Lee and horror icon Elvira, have just announced a 75k sq ft Zombie Apocalypse obstacle course in addition to their 250k sq ft convention floor, planned for Sept 15-16 2012 at the Los Angeles Convention Center (LACC).

According to the Stan Lee’s Comikaze website, a previous convention in the LACC  left all attendees infected with the zombie virus. Making light of a bad situation, Comikaze dares their attendees to run, slide, climb, and crawl through one of the best-planned, zig-zagging obstacle courses – All while being chased by flesh-eating zombies! The Zombie Apocalypse is conveniently located in Hall K and takes about 35 minutes to complete.

The Comikaze Zombie Apocalypse costs an additional $30.00. The course is not recommended for children 12 and under.

Tickets are limited – So get yours today!

If surviving the Zombie Apocalypse is not something you’re interested in, fans can pay between $75.00 – $150.00 to be transformed into a flesh and brain eating zombie by SFX artists. Zombies are expected to terrorize, chase, and infect the survivors to their heart’s content.

Stan Lee’s Comikaze embraces all zombie culture. There will also be appearances from Norman Reedus (Daryl from Walking Dead), and Tony Moore, the original Walking Dead comic artist.

“I am really proud of this course, no other zombie course has been like it. This will set the standard!” says Comikaze CEO, Regina Carpinelli.

Are zombies not your thing? Never fear!

Stan Lee’s Comikaze presented by POW! Entertainment has over 400 vendors and artists, as well as celebrity signings and cast reunions. Todd McFarlane, creator of Spawn, will be signing for FREE! My Little Pony voice actress Tara Strong, as well as the cast of Boondock Saints, and the original cast of  the BATMAN TV SHOW (ADAM WEST and JULIE NEWMAR).  Comikaze also has a large interactive stage with a jumbotron to engage fans with fun surprises from celebrities, surprise screenings from major network tv shows, AND promos for fall blockbusters!

If gaming is your thing, Star City Games is hosting a Magic: The Gathering tournament with over $20k in prizes.  There will also be World Of WarCraft and Warhammer 40k tournaments, as well as a live Quidditch match that Comikaze proudly states is the largest outside of a Harry Potter book.

Don’t miss out on this epic event — Get your tickets today!

1-day passes are $20, and weekend passes are $30.  Kids 12 and under are FREE. Those who dare can try their survival skills on our Zombie Apocalypse for an additional $30. Learn more here: http://comikazeexpo.com/zombieapocalypse/ – For more information on Stan Lee’s Comikaze, go to www.comikazeexpo.com  and follow us on Twitter and Facebook.

This is but the tip of the Comikaze iceberg!  Expect the unexpected! This show is for you, LA!

via Stan Lee’s Comikaze Press Release

Baltimore Comic-Con Welcomes Kids Love Comics Pavilion for 2012!

Baltimore Comic-Con offers interactive Kids Love Comics Pavilion with artists, how-to’s, capes, and a diner booth!

Kids 10 and under get in free with a ticketed adult at the 2012 Baltimore Comic-Con on September 8-9 at the Baltimore Convention Center– and there will be a ton of kid-friendly comics, as well as the artists and writers who make them! Creators from such companies as Pixar, Archie, Scholastic, Disney, Simon & Schuster, Marvel, and DC will be on hand to sketch, help teach young ones about the magic of comics through mini-how to’s through the weekend, and to just say “hi,” right at the Kids Love Comics Pavilion!

Activities in this super cool section of the show include:

  • Interactive Comics Talks from some of All-Ages Comics top creators, such as Jimmy Gownley (Amelia Rules!), Franco (Tiny Titans), and Dan Parent (Archie)
  • Design your own super hero cape
  • Kids Comics Reading and Drawing Booth
  • Creator sketches and autographs

“The Baltimore Comic-Con has always been a welcoming, family-friendly show,” said John Gallagher, creator of the Buzzboy graphic novel series and organizer of the kids section, “so great that I bring my own family here every year.”

Here’s a rundown of the Kids Love Comics Pavilion creators:

This year’s confirmed guests for the show including:

  • Guest of Honor, Stan “The Man” Lee (Saturday only!)
  • Ken Bald (Golden Age Timely/Marvel artist)
  • Marty Baumann (Pixar artist)
  • Brian Bolland (Dial H, Cover Story: The DC Comics Art of Brian Bolland)
  • Mark Buckingham (Fables, Doctor Who); Greg Capullo (Batman, Spawn)
  • Tommy Castillo (Grimm Fairy Tales)
  • Cliff Chiang (Wonder Woman)
  • Frank Cho (Avengers vs. X-Men, Liberty Meadows)
  • Steve Conley (Bloop webcomic www.bloopstree.com)
  • Amanda Conner (Before Watchmen: Silk Spectre)
  • Lar deSouza (Looking For Group, Least I Could Do)
  • Dan Didio (O.M.A.C.)
  • Garth Ennis (The Shadow, Hellblazer, Preacher, The Boys)
  • Rich Faber (Roboy Red)
  • David Finch (Batman:  The Dark Knight)
  • John Gallagher (Buzzboy)
  • Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez (Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman)
  • Keith Giffen (Superman, O.M.A.C., Green Arrow)
  • Gene Ha (Justice League)
  • Larry Hama (G.I. Joe, Wolverine, The ‘Nam)
  • Cully Hamner (Action Comics)
  • Dean Haspiel (Billy Dogma, ACT-I-VATE, Trip City)
  • Jamal Igle (KISS, Supergirl, The Ray)
  • J.G. Jones (Wanted, Doc Savage)
  • Barry Kitson (Captain America, Iron Man, Fantastic Four)
  • Joe Kubert (Before Watchmen: Nightowl)
  • Scott Kurtz (PvPonline.com)
  • David Mack (Kabuki)
  • Ron Marz (Artifacts, Voodoo)
  • Bob McLeod (DC Comics Presents: Wonder Woman)
  • Mark Morales (Avengers vs. X-Men)
  • Jimmy Palmiotti (All-Star Western)
  • David Petersen (Mouse Guard)
  • Brian Pulido (Lady Death); Frank Quitely (All Star Superman, Batman & Robin)
  • John Romita, Jr. (Avengers Vs. X-Men)
  • Don Rosa (Uncle Scrooge)
  • Stuart Sayger (Infestation 2: 30 Days of Night One-Shot)
  • Walter Simonson (Thor, Legion of Super-Heroes, Avengers)
  • Ryan Sohmer (Looking For Group, Least I Could Do)
  • Scott Snyder (Batman, Severed, Swamp Thing)
  • Brian Stelfreeze (ICE)
  • Karl Story (Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 9)
  • Peter Tomasi (Batman and Robin)
  • Billy Tucci (A Child Is Born, Shi)
  • Matt Wagner (Tower Chronicles, Mage, Grendel)
  • Mark Waid (Daredevil, Incorruptible, Irredeemable)
  • Bernie Wrightson (Frankenstein)
  • Thom Zahler (Love and Capes).

In the coming weeks, look for more announcements from the Baltimore Comic-Con. We are looking forward to highlighting our guests, the Harvey Awards, industry exclusives, and programming. The latest developments can always be found on our websiteTwitter, and Facebook pages.

via Baltimore Comic Con Press Release

Spike TV To Present Fans A Front Row Seat To “Comic-Con All Access Live”

Network’s “All Access” Franchise to Feature Top Names in Pop Culture, Comics and Entertainment Including Mark Hamill, Kevin Smith, Zachary Levi’s Nerd Machine, Stan Lee, the Cast of “Doctor Who” and others

The Live Multi-Platform Event Airs on Spike TV on July 13 at 4:00pm ET/1:00pm PT

Spike TV announced today that the network’s live “All Access” multi-platform franchise, which covers the biggest events in gaming, pop culture and technology, will return with “Comic-Con All Access Live.”  The live event which airs on Spike TV, in HD, on Friday, July 13, from 4:00 – 7:00pm ET/1:00 – 4:00pm PT, will be the command center for all of the top entertainment headlines during the event, and the Comic-Con viewing party destination for fans at home.  “Comic-Con All Access Live” will cover the top panels and announcements from the event, host the hottest stars of the genre, including Mark Hamill, Kevin Smith, Zachary Levi and much more.

“We are excited to bring our ‘All Access’ multi-platform franchise to Comic-Con 2012,” said Jon Slusser, Senior Vice President, Sports and Multi-Platform Programming, Spike TV.  “Comic-Con is a celebration commemorating everything that fans love about comics, movies, TV shows and games, and ‘Comic-Con All Access Live’ will provide fans with an interactive and up-close experience that only Spike TV can deliver.”

Kevin Smith will join the “All Access” team to serve as moderator of “Comic-Con Bonus Round,” a live series of roundtable discussions surrounding comic books, pop culture and entertainment.  In addition, Nerd Machine’s Zac Levi, David Coleman and Alison Haislip, will return to the “All Access” franchise to give fans an exclusive sneak peek into their popular Nerd HQ event.

Comic-Con All Access Live” will also feature an interview with Stan Lee and the creators of Amazing Spiderman, in honor of the superhero’s 50th anniversary, an exclusive reveal of the landmark #700 issue of “Amazing Spiderman,” interviews with Mark Hamill, Kit Harington from Game of Thrones, and visits from the cast of Doctor Who, and MMA fighter Nate Quarry who stops by to talk about his “Zombie Cage Fighter” comic book.  Dhani Jones (former NFL player and host of Spike TV’s “Playbook360”) will also be on hand to give a behind-the-scenes look into the “Walking Dead Escape” experience at Petco Park, and viewers can also watch “All Access” host, Katie Linendoll run a quarter-mile segment in the inaugural “Course of the Force” lightsaber relay, dressed in an R2D2 costume, to benefit Make-A-Wish Foundation.  “Course of the Force” is a Star Wars tribute event beginning in Santa Monica and ending in San Diego.  The relay race takes place from July 7-11.

Also, in celebration of the revolutionary work in the comics, movies and sci-fi industry in the past year, Spike TV will present the “Spike’s All Access Live Comic-Con Game Changer of the Year” award to the most innovative name in the genre for 2012 and is asking fans to help choose the winner.  From visionary directors, inspired actors and comic book architects, viewers can elect Jim Lee, Joss Whedon, Christopher Nolan, Kevin Smith, Mark Ruffalo, Robert Kirkman or David Benioff and D.B. Weiss.  Fans can vote by visiting www.spike.com/events/all-access-comic-con/game-changer-of-the-year.

Comic-Con All Access Live” will be supported on Spike TV through “All Access Weekly” and “Playbook 360;” online on Spike.com,  GameTrailers.com and MTV Geek; socially through its Facebook and Twitter feed @SpikeTV; and through mobile phones and tablets including iPhone, iPad and Android devices.  The live special will also deliver digital pre and post shows, online simulcasts and interstitial programming throughout the weekend.

The “Comic-Con All Access Live” team includes “All Access Live” veterans Katie Linendoll (“All Access Weekly”), Geoff Keighley (“GTTV”), Justine Ezarik (“GTTV”) and Daniel Kayser (“GTTV”).

Spike TV’s “All Access” hosting team will broadcast from their own Comic-Con studio at Petco Park, overlooking the San Diego Convention Center, and will feature coverage of the most anticipated panels, breaking entertainment news and announcements, exclusive interviews with the biggest names in pop culture and entertainment and much more.  Fans can also interact with the “Comic-Con All Access Live” hosts and guests through Twitter using #SDCConSPIKE.  Show hosts will use Spike TV’s social media outlets to answer viewer questions and provide feedback in real-time throughout the live show.

Gil Colon, Kevin Kay, Geoff Keighley and Jon Slusser serve as Executive Producers for “Spike Presents Comic-Con All Access Live.”  For more information about “Comic-Con All Access Live,” please visit allaccess.spike.com.

Sponsors for “Comic-Con All Access Live” include Dodge as a convergent sponsor, Burger King and GEICO as on-air sponsors and Axe as the show’s digital sponsor.

Considered to be the home of the largest comic book and popular arts event in the world, Comic-Con 2012 will run from July 12-15, 2012 at the San Diego Convention Center.

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Nerd HQ Conversations for a Cause Sneak Peek!

The Nerd Machine!Tickets Go On Sale Friday, July 6 at 9am PDT.
[Postponed (though some tickets have been sold) due to REBUILDING of The Nerd Machine!]

THURSDAY

9:30am – Expendables 2
Terry Crews, Dolph Lundgren, and Randy Couture.
11:00am – Psych with Dule Hill, James Roday, Steve Franks, Kelly Kulchak and Chris Henze 12:00pm – Chuck
 
2:30pm – Seth Green & Robot Chicken

FRIDAY

10:00am – Stan Lee 12:00pm – Man with the Iron Fists followed by a signing 3:00pm – The Rise of the Guardians with Guillermo Del Toro and Friends
 
4:30pm – Nathan Fillion 5:30pm – Assassin’s Creed 3

SATURDAY

10:00am – NTSF: SD SUV 12:00pm – Tomb Raider 3:00pm – Joss Whedon
 
4:30pm- Damon Lindelof 5:45pm- Grimm
with signing earlier in the day (11am)

SUNDAY

3:00pm – Jared Padalecki 4:30pm– Zac Levi with signing to follow

via The Nerd Machine

COMIC-CON EPISODE IV: A FAN’S HOPE Comes To DVD JULY 10, 2012

COMIC-CON EPISODE IV: A FAN’S HOPE

TO BE RELEASED ON DVD ON JULY 10, 2012

Critically-Acclaimed Documentary Will Be Released In Two Special Edition Sets with One-of-A-Kind Figurines – Including the First Ever Joss Whedon Action Figure

Chris Ball, President and CEO of LA-based film production and distribution company Wrekin Hill Entertainment, and Joel Weinshanker, President and CEO of NECA Films, a division of NECA, announced today that Morgan Spurlock’s (SUPER SIZE ME) COMIC-CON EPISODE IV: A FAN’S HOPE will be released on DVD ($19.99 SRP) on July 10, 2012. The film will also be available in two Collectors Editions with figurines ($29.99 SRP).

The two Collector’s Editions will contain the DVD alongside action figures of Stan Lee and Harry Knowles or Joss Whedon and Morgan Spurlock. This is the first time mega-director Whedon has been immortalized into action figure status… which will no doubt delight fans everywhere.

The Whedon/Spurlock special editions will be sold exclusively at Toys “R” Us stores nationwide. The products are part of a unique retail opportunity with Toys “R” Us and will be sold alongside other action items dedicated to Comic-Con 2012. The Lee/Knowles editions will be available at select stores and at online retailers.  A third combo-pack from HeroClix with all four figures and the DVD will also be available in July at game stores nationwide ($29.99 SRP).

The DVD will include the following special features: Behind-the-Scenes Featurette, Deleted Scenes, Talent Interviews and Trailer. Fans will also be able to purchase the DVD and Collector’s Editions at Comic-Con International in San Diego (July 12-15).

COMIC-CON EPISODE IV: A FAN’S HOPE explores this amazing cultural phenomenon by following the lives of five attendees as they descend upon the ultimate geek mecca at San Diego Comic-Con 2010.

One on one interviews with Comic-Con veterans who have turned their passions into professions include Stan Lee, Joss Whedon, Frank Miller, Kevin Smith, Matt Groening, Seth Rogen, Eli Roth and others are shared throughout the film along with up close and up front coverage of all the panels, parades, photos, costumes, crowds and camaraderie that make up one of the largest fan gatherings in the U.S.   COMIC- CON EPISODE IV: A FAN’S HOPE was released theatrically and on VOD in early April 2012.

COMIC-CON EPISODE IV: A FAN’S HOPE Product Details

Format : DVD
Street Date: July 10, 2012
Pre-Order: June 4, 2012
Running time: 86 min.
Rating: PG-13
DVD SRP: $19.00
DVD w/ collectable figures: $29.99
Audio: English 5.1
Subtitles: English and Spanish
Closed Captioned
Bonus Features

Behind the Scenes Featurette
Deleted Scenes
Interviews
Trailer

About Wrekin Hill Entertainment
WREKIN HILL ENTERTAINMENT is a Los Angeles-based production and distribution company, founded by the former Newmarket Films team of Chris Ball and Rene Cogan. Ball and Cogan built a reputation at Newmarket for producing and distributing such indie classics as MEMENTO, DONNIE DARKO, WHALE RIDER, MONSTER, and THE PASSION OF THE CHRIST. Wrekin Hill has a multi-year US home entertainment distribution deal with Lionsgate, and a three-year multi-platform output deal with Canadian distributor eOne. The company aims to distribute four to five quality theatrical releases each year, in addition to its ancillary driven output, with a focus on the same kind of director-driven specialty films on which the team has built its reputation. During 2011, Wrekin Hill has theatrically released such films as Peter Weir’s THE WAY BACK, and Spencer Susser’s HESHER starring Joseph Gordon Levitt and Natalie Portman.  In early 2012, the company released award-winning Chinese director Zhang Yimou’s (HOUSE OF FLYING DAGGERS, HERO) and producer Zhang Weiping’s THE FLOWERS OF WAR starring Academy Award® winning actor Christian Bale, Morgan Spurlock’s COMIC-CON EPISODE IV: A FAN’S HOPE, and DARK TIDE starring Halle Berry and Olivier Martinez. Wrekin Hill will release British box office hit THE INBETWEENERS later this year.

About National Entertainment Collectibles Association (NECA)
NECA INC. operates as a media and entertainment company in the US and internationally, with divisions dedicated to Consumer Products, Filmed Entertainment, and Online Retailing / Digital Distribution.  The Consumer Products division is a leading manufacturer and distributor of entertainment related products, dominating the specialty market.  The Filmed Entertainment division is investing in the production and distribution of content that will benefit from NECA’s unique and proprietary distribution and marketing model.  The online division leverages NECA’s properties to provide an immersive, platform-agnostic entertainment experience through subscription and transactional models.

VIEW THE TRAILER AT:
http://trailers.apple.com/trailers/independent/comicconepisodeivafanshope/

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Comic-Con Episode IV: A Fan’s Hope DVD and HeroClix Exclusive Combo Pack

HeroClix has announced that they will be releasing a four-figure exclusive Comic-Con Episode IV: A Fan’s Hope DVD set! The sets will be available this July at some stores and a limited quantity will also be available at San Diego Comic-Con! Visit the NECA booth if you want one of the Comic-Con Episode IV: A Fan’s Hope DVD and HeroClix Combo-Packs. The DVD is Region 1 encoded.

“COMIC-CON EPISODE IV: A FAN’S HOPE- a film by Morgan Spurlock explores this amazing cultural phenomenon by following the lives of five attendees as they descend upon the ultimate geek mecca at San Diego Comic-Con 2010:

  • Eric, an aspiring illustrator, is hoping to impress publishers and land a job;
  • Holly, costume and creature designer, hopes her creations will win the big prize;
  • Chuck, a long-time comic book dealer, is looking for a big sale to pay off his debts;
  • Skip, longtime amateur illustrator wants to be discovered at this year’s event;
  • James, a young fan, hopes his girlfriend will accept a dramatic proposal.

One on one interviews with Comic-Con veterans who have turned their passions into professions include Stan Lee, Joss Whedon, Frank Miller, Kevin Smith, Matt Groening, Seth Rogen, Eli Roth and others are shared throughout the film along with up close and up front coverage of all the panels, parades, photos, costumes, crowds and camaraderie that make up one of the largest fan gatherings in the U.S.”

The four HeroClix figures included in the exclusive combo-pack are shown below. They are the four people who helped make Comic-Con Episode IV: A Fan’s Hope possible:

Stan Lee

Morgan Spurlock

Joss Whedon

Harry Knowles

Note: This HeroClix Comic-Con combo pack should not be confused with the NECA action figure combo pack, which includes two of the noted visionaries above. The NECA action figure combo pack also contains a Region 1-coded DVD (United States, Canada, Bermuda, and U.S. Territories only!) and two action figures to re-enact all of your favorite moments from the movie!

via HeroClix

Comikaze Expo Rebrands Itself as Stan Lee’s Comikaze Expo for September 2012

Comikaze Entertainment Inc., the operator behind the largest multimedia pop culture, comic book, horror, anime and gaming convention in Greater Los Angeles, has announced a strategic partnership with world renowned pop culture icon Stan Lee and his company POW! Entertainment. With a staggering 40,000 attendee turnout and over 300 exhibitors during its 2011 debut, this one-of-a-kind-expo was promptly recognized and embraced by attendees, the comic convention industry, and the greater LA area. In fact, LA Weekly named Comikaze Expo the “Best New Convention”.

Hosted at the Los Angeles Convention Center on September 15-16th 2012, ‘Stan Lee’s Comikaze Expo presented by POW! Entertainment,’ promises a larger premier experience for attendees this year with an amazing line-up of attractions from vendors, exciting interactive contests, tons of celebrity autograph signings, the addition of movie screenings, incredible panel sessions and all new gaming tournaments. Comikaze Expo will also join other major Stan Lee and POW! Entertainment endeavors such as the release of Lee’s dedicated digital hub TheRealStanLee.com with EQAL, 1821’s Romeo & Juliet: The War and Stan Lee’s Kids Universe, A2 & Archie Comics’ Stan Lee’s Mighty Seven, and Stan Lee’s World of Heroes YouTube channel with Vuguru.

“The inauguration of Comikaze Expo demonstrated the mighty appetite and eager response from fans to experience a Los Angeles-based event that provides a variety of comic book and pop culture entertainment,” said Stan Lee, Founder and Chief Creative Officer of POW! Entertainment. “We saw an opportunity to creatively take this event to new heights through our partnership and we seized it!”

Regina Carpinelli, Founder and CEO of Comikaze Entertainment Inc. commented: “Stan is one of the greatest entertainment icons of our generation and the godfather of modern comics. We expect him to be instrumental in developing the Los Angeles Comikaze Convention. We have partnered with one of pop cultures most celebrated figures and we plan to wow not only LA but also the world. Audiences can anticipate a highly interactive experience at Stan Lee’s Comikaze Expo, unlike any other show. We want to change the way conventions are created and make an ultimate fan experience year round. Besides, it’s about damn time Stan had his own convention!”

Gill Champion, CEO of POW! Entertainment, said: “Live events are an important element supporting POW!’s brand extension. Where else to better start this program then in our own back yard here in LA and with a proven venue and association.”

Further announcements around Stan Lee’s Comikaze Expo 2012 will be revealed leading up to the convention. Tickets are now available through pre-sale at $12 in honor of their inaugural 2011 show prices. Stan Lee’s Comikaze Expo presented by POW! is also offering a unique ticket that enlists fans into the Stan Lee’s Comikaze Army. This interactive ticket includes a weekend pass, armband, dog tag, military id for discounts on merchandise and select vendors as well as collector’s edition posters(children under 12 enter for free) through www.comikazeexpo.com

For more information, please visit comikazeexpo.com, facebook.com/comikazeexpo or twitter.com/comikazeexpo (changing account?).

About Comikaze
Comikaze Expo is the largest multimedia pop culture convention in Los Angeles. The brainchild of Southern Californian Regina Carpinelli and her siblings, this unique event brings together the best in comics, gaming, horror, sci-fi, fantasy, anime and all other cult programming. Comikaze takes place September 15-16 at the Los Angeles Convention Center, and offers a slate of innovative programming, panels, contests and other activities that provide fans access to their favorite artists and creators in this adventure-packed weekend. For more info, visit www.ComikazeExpo.com.
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About POW! Entertainment
POW! Entertainment, Inc., (OTCQB: POWN), a multi-media and entertainment company, was founded by noted comic book and entertainment figure Stan Lee, together with award-winning producer Gill Champion and intellectual property specialist Arthur Lieberman. POW!’s principals have extensive backgrounds in the entertainment industry encompassing the creation, production and licensing of original intellectual properties, including some of the most successful entertainment franchises of all time. POW! is capitalizing on this combined expertise to create and develop both the legacy and digital media components of the entertainment industry. This includes animation and live-action feature films, plus television, DVDs, multi-media, merchandising and related ancillary markets. POW! has established partnerships across the entertainment industry, including studios and networks, for the creation, licensing and distribution of new POW! character franchises. For further information visit www.powentertainment.com
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via Comikaze Press Release

Behind The Scenes – Comic-Con Episode IV: A Fan’s Hope

Visit http://comicconmovie.com or http://facebook.com/comicconmovie for more news about this upcoming movie by Morgan Spurlock, the director of Super Size Me, and a dream team of pop culture trend setters such as Stan Lee, Joss Whedon, and Harris Knowles.

This featurette will take you behind the scenes of the pop culture mecca that is San Diego Comic Con 2010, as Morgan and his team interview celebrities, cos players, graphic artists, and comic book collectors.

COMIC-CON EPISODE IV: A FANS HOPE – a film by Morgan Spurlock explores this amazing cultural phenomenon by following the lives of five attendees as the descend upon the ultimate geek mecca at San Diego Comic-Con 2010:

  • Eric, an aspiring illustrator, is hoping to impress publishers and land a job;
  • Holly, a costume and creature designer, hopes her creations will win the big prize;
  • Chuck, a long-time comic book dealer, is looking for a big sale to pay off his debts;
  • Skip, longtime amateur illustrator wants to be discovered at this year’s event;
  • James, a young fan, hopes his girlfriend will accept a dramatic proposal.

Release Dates:

via Comic-Con Movie

Marvel Universe Hurtles Its Way Onto Disney XD Sunday, April 1, with Compelling New Series ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN and the Return of THE AVENGERS: EARTH’S MIGHTIEST HEROES

The epic storytelling of Marvel — full of action, adventure and humor, along with complex, courageous and aspirational characters – will be introduced to a new generation of kids and families through a dedicated programming block, Marvel Universe, premiering SUNDAY, APRIL 1 on Disney XD. The new series, Ultimate Spider-Man, is written and guided by the most star-studded creative team in Super Hero television history, including some of the most influential names in comic books and pop culture. The programming block will also feature the second season of The Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes, and new short-form series that take viewers behind the scenes to meet the creative teams and explore the many facets of the Marvel Universe.

“The Disney XD audience will be thrilled by the excitement and energy of the newest Marvel series. Our dedicated block showcases the relatable characters that have sparked the imaginations of so many people, young and old. The Marvel Universe block’s new short-form programs are made with our audience in mind, and are designed to further explore the world of Marvel for fans of all ages. From learning how to draw Marvel heroes, to seeing the real science behind the heroes’ cool gadgets, devoted Marvel fans and new fans alike will find the block to be a great destination,” said David Levine, Vice President and General Manager, Disney XD.

“The Marvel Universe, which is exploding in theaters, comic books, games and online, bursts onto your TV with the top talent in comics and animation, and the premiere titles Spider-Man and The Avengers! We are bringing the fun, action and adventure known to Marvel fans and families alike. In addition, the never-before-seen animated and live action shorts round out your Sunday morning of can’t miss shows in the Mighty Marvel Manner!” exclaimed Jeph Loeb, Marvel’s Head of TV.

Stan Lee, co-creator of Spider-Man (who also provides the voice of Stan the Janitor in Ultimate Spider-Man) said, “It’s a thrill to see that the highest standards in story telling are so perfectly exemplified by Spider-Man leaping from the pages of the comic book onto the screen to be enjoyed by a new generation.”

The amazing team made up of Marvel’s Chief Creative Officer, Joe Quesada, and Marvel’s Head of Television, Jeph Loeb, Supervising Producers/Writers Man of Action (Joe Kelly, Joe Casey, Steven T. Seagle & Duncan Rouleau), Creative Consultant/Writer Paul Dini (“Batman: The Animated Series,” “Lost”), and Consulting Producer/Writer Brian Michael Bendis (Marvel’s Ultimate Comics Spider-Man comic series), “Ultimate Spider-Man” marks firsts for one of Marvel’s most popular characters the world over. In the storyline, a teenage Peter Parker (voiced by actor Drake Bell) juggles the relatable challenges of high school with the extraordinary challenges of being a Super Hero. Nick Fury (voiced by actor Chi McBride) invites Parker to train with his S.H.I.E.L.D. organization, where Peter’s alter-ego, Spider-Man, will join forces with four other teenage Super Heroes – Nova, White Tiger, Power Man and Iron Fist, on the greatest action and adventure ever as they work to become Ultimate Super Heroes!

The premiere episode (11:00 a.m., EST/PST) is entitled “Great Power,” and the second episode is “Great Responsibility” (11:30 a.m., EST). The premiere episodes will be available on DisneyXD.com and Comcast platforms via VOD and XfinityTV.com directly following the Sunday, April 1 premiere on Disney XD. On April 2, they will be available on Disney XD Mobile VOD available via AT&T, MetroPCS, MobiTV, Sprint and Verizon; along with iTunes, Xbox Live and Sony Playstation.

Rounding out the Marvel Universe block are exciting new short-form series including (the last three series are hosted by Radio Disney’s Morgan Tompkins):

  • Fury Files” – Top-secret access to S.H.I.E.L.D. video dossiers on key Marvel heroes, including Iron Fist, Power Man, Nova and White Tiger and the villains they face, are animated with mix of traditional animation and motion comic art.
  • Marvel Mash-Up“- The Marvel Universe is turned upside down with these hilarious and unexpected takes on iconic Marvel heroes and villains, featuring classic animation edited with a comedic twist.
  • Animated Reality” – Stunt and special effects experts showcase the epic moves of favorite Marvel Super Heroes including Captain America and Spider-Man.
  • What Would It Take?” – Get a glimpse into the science and modern technology required to create the heroes’ gadgets, abilities and tech in real life, ranging from Iron Man’s jet propulsion boots to Iron Fist’s power-packed punch.
  • Master Class” – Marvel’s Chief Creative Officer, Joe Quesada, explains the artistic vision behind Marvel’s greatest Super Heroes and shows how artists bring them to life.

Ultimate Spider-Man – Executive Producers: Alan Fine (“The Avengers, Iron Man, Thor), Dan Buckley (“The Avengers, Iron Man), Joe Quesada (Marvel’s Chief Creative Officer), and Jeph Loeb (Marvel’s Head of Television) (Smallville, Lost, Heroes, Teen Wolf and Commando); Co-Executive Producers: Stan Lee (“Spider-Man”) and Eric Radomski (“Batman Animated, Spawn”); Supervising Producers: Man of Action Studios’ (creators of “Ben 10” and “Generator Rex”) Joe Casey, Joe Kelly, Duncan Rouleau and Steven T. Seagle; other Supervising Producers: Dana Booton (“The Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes”) and Cort Lane (“The Super Hero Squad Show”); Creative Consultant (who also wrote the pilot): Paul Dini (“Batman: The Animated Series,” “Lost”): Consulting Producer: Brian Michael Bendis (visionary behind Marvel’s Ultimate Comics Spider-Man comic series). “Ultimate Spider-Man” is produced by Marvel Animation and carries a TV-Y7-FV parental guideline.

Ultimate Spider-Man stars Drake Bell (“Drake & Josh”) as Peter Parker/Spider-Man, Chi McBride (“Boston Public”) as Nick Fury, Clark Gregg (“Iron Man,” “Thor,” “The Avengers”) as Agent Coulson, JK Simmons (“Spider-Man”) as J. Jonah Jameson, Steven Weber (“Wings”) as Norman Osborn , Greg Cipes (“Teen Titans, Ben 10”) as Danny Rand/Iron Fist, Ogie Banks as Luke Cage/Power Man, Caitlyn Taylor Love (“I’m In The Band”) as Ava Ayala/White Tiger, Logan Miller (“I’m In The Band”) as Sam Alexander/Nova, Tom Kenny (“SpongeBob SquarePants”) as Doctor Octopus, Matt Lanter (“Star Wars: The Clone Wars”) as Harry Osborn/Flash Thompson, Tara Strong (“The Fairly Odd Parents”) as Mary-Jane Watson, Misty Lee (“Batman: Arkham City”) as Aunt May, and recurring guest star Stan Lee (“Spider-Man”) as Stan the Janitor.

via Disney XD Press Release

Comic-Con Episode IV: A Fan’s Hope Tour Brings the San Diego Experience to Your Home Town

LIVE pop-culture movie and tour by world famous documentarian MORGAN SPURLOCK (Super Size Me) and producers JOSS WHEDON (Buffy the Vampire Slayer and The Avengers), STAN LEE and HARRY KNOWLES.

Tour Dates

  • Thu Apr 5 – Atlanta, GA – Cobb Energy PAC
  • Fri Apr 6 – Orlando, FL – UCF Arena
  • Sat Apr 7 – Miami Beach, FL – Fillmore Miami
  • Thu Apr 12 – Rochester, NY – Dome Arena
  • Fri Apr 13 – Albany, NY – Palace Theatre
  • Sat Apr 14 – Philadelphia, PA – Girard College
  • Sun Apr 15 – Wallingford, CT – Oakdale
  • Thu Apr 19 – Cincinnati, OH – Taft Theatre
  • Fri Apr 20 – Rosemont, IL – Akoo Theatre
  • Sun Apr 22 – Detroit, MI – Fillmore Detroit

More Dates To Follow