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Aliens 30th Anniversary Edition Arrives Sept. 13
54 minutes ago
Celebrate three decades of pulse-pounding action and bone-chilling suspense with this Aliens 30th Anniversary Limited-Edition Set that features both the Theatrical and Special Edition versions of the film on Blu-ray™, as well as audio commentary, deleted and extended scenes and more. This must-have set also includes collectible art cards, and a book featuring art from the Dark Horse Comics Aliens series with an all-new cover created exclusively for this 30th Anniversary Edition. The Blu-ray and Digital HD release will include an all-new, documentary titled “The Inspiration and Design of Aliens,” which delves into the origins of the film.
James Cameron directed this critically acclaimed sequel starring Sigourney Weaver as Ellen Ripley, the sole survivor of the Nostromo’s deadly encounter with the monstrous Alien. After drifting through space in hypersleep for 57 years, Ripley returns to Earth, haunted by nightmares of the past. Although her story is initially met with disbelief, »
- ComicMix Staff
Tweeks: DC Super Hero Girls Sdcc Cast Interview
2 hours ago
Maddy has been pretty vocal this year about how she is with DC, though even more than Rebirth, Batgirl and Birds of Prey, we are both obsessed with DC Super Hero Girls. Yes, it is aimed for girls 6 -12, but we dare anyone to not love this. Start with the video shorts and eventually move onto the books and toy. And now there’s a new movie.
DC Super Hero Girls: Hero of the Year premiered at Comc-Con, but just this week it’s been released on DVD and we already know it will be running non-stop on every little kid’s minivan TV. Apparently there’s so much action boys like it too. Why oh why was this not a thing when we were kids?
- Maddy and Anya Ernst
Dennis O’Neil: Have I Offended Anyone?
7 hours ago
So there’s some kind of election going on? Well, not in comicbookland there isn’t and maybe that’s just as well.
Last week, we blathered about the lack of ethnic diversity in mass entertainment, particularly regarding names, and suggested that the purveyors of such entertainment didn’t want to alienate potential customers by giving their heroes traits that some might find offensive. And it doesn’t stop with names.
You may have noticed, the more astute among you, that we as a nation are embroiled in what is surely the daffiest presidential contest in our history, and by “daffiest” I don’t necessarily mean most entertaining. On the contrary: I’m disgusted with it. But we’re stuck with it until November and then, if the results are not to my liking, I may consider some serious depression.
Politics generally plays no part in the procedurals that glut television, »
- Dennis O'Neil
Molly Jackson: Change in Process
23 hours ago
Last week, I wrote about how I can turn brunch into me championing female comics creators to new comic readers. Ok, there was a bit more to it than that but just go ahead and read it if you really want the details. After that went out, our Ye Olde Editor Mike decided to play Devils’ Advocate and ask me why we need women creators in comics.
I admit, I was stumped about how to approach it this time. I feel like so many writers, including myself, have tackled this subject. And frankly, I don’t understand who would argue against women in comics at this point. (I doubt Bill Willingham from Fables will read this.) But then I remembered that no matter what I need to explain, I can always use Star Trek. More on that soon.
Right now, according to Pew Research Center, 56% of men think sexism doesn’t exist anymore. »
- Molly Jackson
Mike Gold: Holy Geriatrics, Batman!
24 August 2016 5:00 AM, PDT
Bear with me once again as we step into the “borrowed” Wabac machine to visit another era – one fraught with its own cultural peccadillos, its own world-view, and its own sensibilities.
You’ve probably heard that WB is extending their never-ending line of direct-to-disc DC-based animated features this fall to include a new, original, and undoubtedly awesome story set in the world of the 1966 Batman teevee show. In order to do this effectively they needed to procure the services of the sadly few surviving series stars, so they wisely put Adam West, Burt Ward, and Julie Newmar in a recording studio to belt out their performances as Batman, Robin and Catwoman-the-first, respectively.
None found this a new experience. West has been voicing all sorts of stuff – most notably, Family Guy, although he returned to Gotham City in several of the subsequent animated Batman teevee series. Ward voiced Robin in numerous animated shows, »
- Mike Gold
Power Rangers Dino Charge: Hero Arrives November 1
23 August 2016 5:58 PM, PDT
Jump into the action-packed adventures of this global phenomenon when Power Rangers Dino Charge: Hero arrives on DVD (plus Digital), Digital HD, and On Demand November 1 from Lionsgate. In this series, the teen superheroes must join forces to defeat an evil monster in order to save the day. Power Rangers fans will also have the chance to get into the holiday spirit with a special holiday episode, “Race to Rescue Christmas.”Top-ranked in its time period, the Power Rangers Dino Charge: HeroDVD will be available for the suggested retail price of $14.98.
Join the Power Rangers on a quest for a new hero! Get set for dino-charged adventure and nonstop thrills as the Power Rangers discover their newest ally, the Purple Ranger! But when the Purple Ranger decides to leave the team, it will take all of the Power Rangers’ skills combined to battle the »
- ComicMix Staff
Review: Gotham: The Complete Second Season
23 August 2016 2:22 PM, PDT
Last year, Gotham debuted on Fox amidst a lot of hoopla and generally positive notices. I, however, found the series woefully inept with ham-fisted dialogue and implausible plotting, while ignoring the source material to the point of being unrecognizable. I apparently was in the minority since the ratings were strong and it got a renewal.
Gotham: The Complete Second Season is out now on Blu-ray courtesy of Warner Home Entertainment and while it is markedly improved, it apparently has decided to embrace bad writing and worse plotting since people seemed to like it.
With the core players established, the second season decided to offer up two long arcs, with the winter hiatus separating them. In the first arc, we have the arrival of Theo Galavan (James Frain) and his sister Tabitha (Jessica Lucas), arrive in Gotham and we learn he’s here to settle old family scores as we »
- Robert Greenberger
Review: The Huntsman: Winter’s War
23 August 2016 11:29 AM, PDT
Fairy Tales are also cautionary tales, a way to teach morals and values to children at a time when the majority of the populace couldn’t read or write. It wasn’t until the last four centuries or so when we began writing it all down and solidifying the variations. Even today, people take the classics and reinterpret them for new generations, bringing in modern themes and issues, making them more relevant.
The cautionary tale to take from The Huntsman: Winter’s War is that you have to have something interesting to say. The preceding film, Snow White and the Huntsman, gave us a revisionist Snow White in the form of plucky Kristen Stewart, a modern day action heroine that made her a proactive player in the classic German tale.
Given behind the scenes shenanigans, Stewart was out of the proposed sequel with the emphasis shifting to the Huntsman (Chris Hemsworth »
- Robert Greenberger
Joe Corallo: Flame Con Burns Bright
23 August 2016 5:00 AM, PDT
This past weekend I tabled Flame Con 2 at the Brooklyn Bridge Marriott Hotel with my friend and collaborator Robby Barrett. We premiered our new comic, Saturn’s Call. It’s about a group of witchy queer kids who are trying to come together to protect each other, so obviously Flame Con was the perfect venue to debut this comic.
For those of you unfamiliar, Flame Con is New York City’s first Lgbtq comic convention organized by Geeks Out. The show premiered back in spring of 2015 at the Grand Prospect Hall for one day only after a successful Kickstarter campaign helped spread the word and launch the show. Flame Con was such an immediate hit that not only was quickly confirmed that they would be back in 2016, but that the show would go from one day to two and move to a larger venue. That’s a very impressive feat. »
- Joe Corallo
Independence Day: Resurgence Invades Homes Starting Sept. 27
22 August 2016 4:54 PM, PDT
Twenty years after mysterious aliens nearly wiped out humankind, they’re back with a vengeance in this explosive sequel to the original blockbuster hit, Independence Day! Using recovered alien technology, the nations of Earth developed a vast defense program to protect the planet, led by Jeff Goldblum, returning as brilliant scientist David Levinson. But nothing could prepare us for a new invasion of unprecedented scale—and only the ingenuity of a few brave men and women can save our world from extinction. Co-starring Liam Hemsworth and Jesse T. Usher alongside returning fan favorites Bill Pullman and Brent Spiner, Independence Day: Resurgence is an action-packed thrill ride from start to finish!
- ComicMix Staff
The Huntsman: Winter’s War Giveaway Ends Tonight
22 August 2016 1:30 PM, PDT
In case you missed it, tonight at 11:59 p.m. is the deadline for entries to win a Blu-ray copy of Universal’s The Huntsman: Winter’s War. The 4K Ultra HD™, Blu-ray™, DVD and On Demand editions hit August 23, you will have a chance to win a copy of your very own.
We’ve partnered with our friends at Universal Home Entertainment to award a Blu-ray copy to one lucky reader.
All you need to do is tell us what it is about the Snow White fairy tale that has made it an enduring story. Post your theories here by 11:59 p.m. Our contest is open only to readers in the united States and Canada. The judgment of ComicMix‘s judges will be final.
- ComicMix Staff
Mindy Newell: Girlfriends
22 August 2016 10:00 AM, PDT
Betty Cooper: “Oh, it’s brung! It’s brung!”
Betty & Veronica #1 • Adam Hughes, Writer & Artist • Archie Comics, 2016
So I finally got a chance to read through my stack of comics, and the one that elicited the most positive reaction, the one that left me incredibly eager to read the next issue, the one that left the biggest impact on me was…
Betty & Veronica #1, by Adam Hughes.
Like so many others, I have loved those two iconic frenemies since I was a kid, which is mmpph years ago now. Sometimes I was Team Betty Cooper, and other times I was Team Veronica Lodge – there were times when I thought that Betty was just too good for her own good I and wanted her to pull off some nasty stunt to get back at Veronica… but then again, every time it seemed »
- Mindy Newell
Ed Catto’s Mitzi McCoy Summer Fling!
22 August 2016 5:00 AM, PDT
What’s more delightful than a summer fling? You meet someone new, get fascinated and before long you’re spending every moment under the hot summer sun together. This summer’s almost over, but there’s still time for one last fling. Get ready to meet Mitzi McCoy…and her creator’s grandson, Brian Collins.
Mitzi McCoy was a lovely strip that debuted in the late forties. Created by illustrator Kreigh Collins, the series opens in the small midwestern town of Freedom, where readers meet the strong willed heiress Mitzi McCoy.
In her first adventure, she summons her resolve to tell her obnoxious fiancée to “get lost.” Mitzi had discovered her fiancée was burdened with debt, and to make matters worse, he had bragged to a gossip columnist that he was “marrying money.” On top of all that, the scoundrel also included a photo of Mitzi in a bikini to accompany the story. »
- Ed Catto