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Niko And The Sword Of Light Comic Book Launches July 21

  • LRM Online
July 21 just got even bigger for fans of Niko and the Sword of Light

Not only does Amazon's all-new Niko and the Sword animated series launch on Prime Video on the 21st, but Amazon has now announced that fans can rev up to watch the series by enjoying an original Niko and the Sword of Light comic book -- for free. Launching the same day as the series, the comic book will be available as a free digital download exclusively on Comixology. 

The comic book is written by acclaimed kids television writer Rob Hoegee (Generator Rex, League of Super Evil, Storm HawksTeen Titans), Ernie Altbacker (Legend QuestNexo KnightsGreen Lantern: The Animated Series), and Matt Wayne (Ben 10 Omniverse, Justice League Action). Hoegee is the showrunner, executive producer and writer for the animated series while Altbacker and Wayne are writers on the series. The art is from Barry
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Horror Highlights: Kid Savage, The Shadow Effect Q&A, Bride Of Re-animator / Society Double Feature, 15 Second Horror Film Challenge

  • DailyDead
Free Comic Book Day is right around the corner, and Man of Action fans on the East Coast will have the chance to meet Kid Savage creators Joe Kelly and Ilya at select locations. Also in today's Horror Highlights: a Q&A with The Shadow Effect (out now on VOD, Digital HD, and DVD from Momentum Pictures) co-director Obin Olson, details on a Hollywood double feature screening of Bride of Re-Animator and Society, and information on the 15 Second Horror Film Challenge.

Meet the Kid Savage Creators on Free Comic Book Day: "Saturday, May 6 on Free Comic Book Day

Signing Image Comics/Man of Action's Silver Selection

Kid Savage

Meet Joe Kelly

Kid Savage creator/writer and Man of Action partner

11:00 Am - 12:30 Pm

The Comic Book Depot in Wantagh, NY 2847 Jerusalem Avenue

1:00 Pm - 3:00 Pm

Grasshoppers Comics in Williston 76 Hillside Avenue

Meet Ilya

Kid Savage
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Cartoon Network picks up new Mega Man animated series

Carton Network has announced that it has picked up the U.S. rights to Dhx Media’s new Mega Man animated series, which is being written and executive produced by Man of Action Entertainment (Ben 10, Generator Rex).

“We are thrilled that Cartoon Network has picked up the new Mega Man series for its U.S. viewers,” said Ken Faier, executive producer at Dhx Media. “This deal points to the solid demand for our original kids’ content, and highlights the strength of our strategy of collaborating with leading industry peers such as Dentsu and Man of Action to refresh evergreen properties for today’s kids. Further, we believe Mega Man’s incredible heritage and proven popularity also positions the brand extremely well for longer term consumer product opportunities.”

Aimed at kids 6 to 11, as well as their parents who grew up loving the video games, the new Mega Man animated series
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Horror Highlights: Funko’s Logan Collectibles, Officer Downe, Inktober Artwork, Stern Pinball, El Rey Network Marathon, Polaris Programming

  • DailyDead
Before Hugh Jackman's Wolverine takes one last "hurrah" on the big screen next year, check out his collection of Funko Pop! figures, Dorbz, and keychains. Also: cover art and details on the new graphic novel edition of Officer Downe, a look at Jeaux Janovsky's Inktober cartoons, details on the Stern Pinball digital arcade, info on El Rey's "Way of the Turkey" marathon, and two clips from Maker Studios' revamped Polaris YouTube Channel.

Images and Release Details for Funko's Logan Collectibles: From Collector Corps via Funko: “He’s the best at what he does, but what he does isn’t very nice!

The adamantium-filled, self-healing superhero Wolverine is getting an all-new Funko treatment!

Collect Wolverine and his retractable claws as Pop!s, Dorbz, and a Pocket Pop! Keychain!

Be sure to look for exclusive figures! Collect the Logan tank top.

Pop! and Dorbz only at Hot Topic, and Weapon X Wolverine Pop!
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Dhx Media Boards ‘Mega Man’ Animated TV Series Based On Classic Video Game

Dentsu Entertainment USA and Dhx Media have struck a global deal to develop, co-produce, distribute and jointly manage licensing for the new Mega Man animated series which was originally announced last summer. Man of Action Entertainment (Ben 10, Generator Rex, Big Hero 6) is executive producing the series that’s based on the classic video game franchise. Under the terms of the deal, Dentsu Entertainment USA and Dhx (Teletubbies, Yo Gabba Gabba!, the Degrassi franchise)…
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Round-Up: The Walking Dead #1 Variant, Curse Of Sleeping Beauty, Another Hole in the Head Film Fest

  • DailyDead
The final limited edition con variant of the year for The Walking Dead #1 will be available exclusively to all Wizard World Reno goers. Also in this round-up: The Curse of Sleeping Beauty distribution news and Another Hole in the Head Film Fest.

The Walking Dead #1: Press Release: "Reno, Nev., November 3, 2015 -- Wizard World, Inc. (Otcbb: Wizd) and Skybound, Robert Kirkman 's imprint at Image Comics, today announced that ‘Spawn’ artist Jonboy Meyers has drawn the 23rd and final in a yearlong series of Limited Edition Exclusive Variant Covers of The Walking Dead #1 comic, to be provided free to all full-price attendees at Wizard World Comic Con Reno, November 20-22. Skybound’s The Walking Dead created by Kirkman, the groundbreaking, Eisner-Award-winning comic book series, continues to captivate audiences worldwide.

The exclusive The Walking Dead #1 edition will be produced in extremely limited quantities and is available at registration to fans at
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Man of Action Announce Comic-Con Panel and Camp Midnight Graphic Novel

  • DailyDead
Last year, Man of Action's Steven T. Seagle released "The Bus: A Camp Midnight Mini" as a Comic-Con exclusive. This low print-run, mini-comic received much praise and fans will be happy to hear that a Camp Midnight graphic novel will be released this Halloween. We also have details on Man of Action's first-ever dedicated panel at Comic-Con:

From the Press Release: "Man of Action's first-ever solo panel at Comic-Con® International: San Diego 2015 will be held on Saturday, July 11, 5:00pm - 6:00pm in Room 9. Man of Action: Taking Comics From Print to Screen Panel. Man of Action's Joe Casey, Joe Kelly, Duncan Rouleau, and Steven T. Seagle create TV shows (Ben 10, Generator Rex) and write comic books/graphic novels for the Man of Action imprint and Image Comics. Learn from the pros how to turn comics into hit television shows (Ultimate Spider-Man and
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Comic Con 2015 Thursday Schedule

  • MovieWeb
Comic Con 2015 Thursday Schedule
San Diego Comic-Con 2015 has released their full schedule for Thursday, July 9. For your convenience, we have pulled out all of the movie, TV and DVD related panels and events below, but you can can visit Comic-Con.org to check out the full schedule including comic book and video game panels. Take a look at all of the movie, TV and DVD events that will take place during the first day of Comic Con.

Thursday, July 9

10:00am - 11:00am - Amazon: Hand of God

Amazon will introduce the Comic-Con audience to Hand of God; a one-hour drama series that stars Golden Globe winner Ron Perlman in his first lead television role since Sons of Anarchy, as the honorable justice Pernell Harris. The series centers on Harris, a powerful and corrupt judge who comes apart at the seams in the aftermath of a family tragedy. Stricken by grief, and in
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‘Ben 10′ Returns To Cartoon Network As New Animated Series

Cartoon Network is giving a fresh take on Ben 10, launching a new animated series about the alien-powered kid hero. Cartoon Network Studios is producing for a fall 2016 premiere on the network’s international channels, followed by a North American premiere the following year. Man of Action will executive produce for Cartoon Network Studios and John Fang (Mixels, Generator Rex) is on board as supervising producer. The new Ben 10 animated series will re-introduce the…
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Ben 10 Gets Cartoon Network Reboot

Cartoon Network is rebooting Ben 10 — the animated tale of an alien-empowered pre-teen — for “a new generation of kids,” it was announced on Monday.

RelatedCartoon Network’s Adventure Time Being Developed into Feature Film

The original Ben 10 series ran from December 2005 to April 2008 and spawned three additional animated series (Ben 10 Alien Force, Ben 10: Ultimate Alien, Ben 10: Omniverse), one animated TV-movie (Ben 10: Secret of the Omnitrix), and two live-action TV-movies (Ben 10: Race Against Time, Ben 10: Alien Swarm).

Cartoon Network’s fresh take on Ben 10 will again follow 10-year-old Ben Tennyson as he,
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Round-Up: Aliens Series 5 Figures, Mega Man Animated TV Series, New Chucky Shirts, Head DVD

  • DailyDead
These Series 5 figures are the newest addition to Neca's best-selling Aliens action figure collection and will be released in late summer. Also in this round-up: details on a Mega Man TV Series, Chucky Collection II shirts, and DVD details for the film Head.

Aliens Series 5 Figures: To be released by Neca in August, each Series 5 figure is 7 inches in scale. We have the complete details as well as a look at the figures below:

"Series 5 in our best-selling Alien action figure collection includes Lt. Ellen Ripley, Bishop (Queen Attack) and black and red versions of the Xenomorph Warriors from Aliens: Genocide.

Ripley features the likeness of Sigourney Weaver and comes with bandolier accessory plus the makeshift flamethrower/pulse rifle hybrid she jury-rigs to battle the Queen. Bishop features the likeness of Lance Henriksen and is based on the android’s appearance after the Alien Queen’s attack. He comes
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New Mega Man Animated Series In The Works

  • Slash Film
New Mega Man Animated Series In The Works
You know him, you love him, you’ve used his arm as a cannon and now he’s coming back to TV. Popular video game character Mega Man will be resurrected in a new animated, 26-episode TV series by Man of Action Entertainment. They created the Disney TV shows Ben 10, Generator Rex and worked on Disney’s Big Hero […]

The post New Mega Man Animated Series In The Works appeared first on /Film.
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Round-Up: Officer Downe, Dead State: Reanimated, Planetarium, Creep

  • DailyDead
The first look at Kim Coates as the titular character in the Officer Downe feature film is showcased in our latest round-up. Also: details on Dead State: Reanimated, Creep, and Planetarium.

Officer Downe: Press Release -- "Officer Downe co-creator/screenwriter/producer Joe Casey (Ben 10/Marvel's Avengers Assemble), director/producer Shawn "Clown" Crahan (Slipknot), and producers Man of Action Entertainment (I Kill Giants, The Great Unknown, Big Hero 6 character/team creators from Marvel Comics "Alpha Flight"), Skip Williamson (Underworld), Mark Neveldine (Crank), Cole Payne (Downloading Nancy) and Cory Brennan (Slipknot manager) have cast Tyler Ross (Zombieland, American Milkshake) as Officer Gable opposite previously announced lead, Kim Coates (Sons of Anarchy), in the independent film that began principal photography this week in Los Angeles. Lauren Velez (Dexter) has come aboard as Police Chief Berringer, Reno Wilson (Mike & Molly) and Bruno Gunn (The Hunger Games: Catching Fire) will portray Officers Carter and Fritch.
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Round-Up: Bastard Trailer, Joe Kelly’s Bang!Tango Graphic Novel, Dr. Decker Design Included in New Fright Rags T-Shirts

  • DailyDead
A cast of eclectic characters come together with bloody results in the official trailer for Bastard. Also featured in our latest round-up are release details on Joe Kelly's graphic novel, Bang!Tango, as well as four new T-shirts from Fright Rags, including one that showcases Dr. Decker from Clive Barker's Nightbreed.

Bastard: "Directed by Powell Robinson and Patrick R Young, Bastard stars Rebekah Kennedy, Ellis Greer, Dan Creed, Will Tranfo, and Tonya Kay.

Bastard follows newlywed, hitch-hiking serial killers, a brother and sister on the run, and a trigger-happy suicidal cop as they get caught in an increasingly bizarre series of murders committed by a masked killer near a mountain-town bed and breakfast."

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Bang!Tango: Press Release - "Vinnie’s years in the mob have him constantly looking over his shoulder, on the run from The Jock, a sadistic mob boss, and his gang. Vinnie has finally
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Round-Up: The Walking Dead’s Charlie Adlard Draws Metal Hammer Magazine Cover, I Kill Giants Feature Film, Society Blu-ray / DVD

  • DailyDead
The latest issue of Metal Hammer magazine was already shaping up to be a special one, with Slipknot's Corey Taylor guest-editing the issue, but it became an absolute dream for metal and horror fans when Taylor asked The Walking Dead comic book artist Charlie Adlard to illustrate the cover and participate in an exclusive interview. We take a look at that cover (and the behind-the-scenes process of its creation) in our latest round-up, in addition to details on the feature film adaptation of Joe Kelly and Ken Niimura's I Kill Giants graphic novel and Arrow Video's impressive limited edition Blu-ray/DVD release of Society.

Charlie Adlard's Metal Hammer Magazine: "Charlie Adlard – acclaimed illustrator from the Walking Dead comics – has designed Metal Hammer magazine’s special gatefold front cover with Exclusive artwork of every member of Slipknot. Trust us, it looks badass.

Slipknot’s Corey Taylor has taken over
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Round-Up: Officer Downe Casting Update, I Spit On Your Grave: Vengeance is Mine, Freddy Krueger-Inspired Dessert Print

  • DailyDead
With several new members added to its cast, cameras are now rolling on Officer Downe, the feature film adaptation of the graphic novel of the same name from Man of Action/Image Comics. Also included in our latest round-up are details on Anchor Bay Entertainment's I Spit On Your Grave: Vengeance is Mine and a look at a new Freddy Krueger-inspired ice cream cone print from Cavity Colors.

Officer Downe: Press Release - "Officer Downe co-creator/screenwriter/producer Joe Casey (Ben 10/Marvel's Avengers Assemble), director/producer Shawn "Clown" Crahan (Slipknot), and producers Man of Action Entertainment (I Kill Giants, The Great Unknown, Big Hero 6 character/team creators), Skip Williamson (Underworld), Mark Neveldine (Crank), Cole Payne (Downloading Nancy) and Cory Brennan (Slipknot manager) have cast Tyler Ross (Zombieland, American Milkshake) as Officer Gable opposite previously announced lead, Kim Coates (Sons of Anarchy), in the independent film that
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Chris Columbus attached to produce graphic novel ‘I Kill Giants’ adaptation

Are you ready to slay monsters? If not, Chris Columbus will try to sway your opinion.

/Film reported that Columbus is attached to adapt I Kill Giants, based on the acclaimed graphic novel by Joe Kelly and J.M. Niimura. Oscar winner Anders Walter is directing, and Treehouse Pictures will finance.

Originally published as a limited series between 2008 and 2009, I Kill Giants centers around a young outsider named Barbara Thorson. Her inability to fit in makes her life difficult, and she copes by escaping into a fantasy in which giants are real and it’s her job to stop them.

Walter is known for his 2013 film Helium, which won Best Live-Action Short at the 2014 Academy Awards. According to the site, Kelly will write the script as well as produce. He is part of the Man of Action Entertainment writers collective that also includes Duncan Rouleau, Joe Casey, Joe Kelly, and Steven T. Seagle.
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‘Big Hero 6′ is a bright and bold collaboration between Disney and Marvel

  • BuzzFocus.com
Originality, inspiration, heart, life lessons, and exciting animation, Big Hero 6 has it all as the first big screen collaboration between Marvel Studios and Disney Animation.

Welcome to San Fransokyo, where technology and robotics have become part of the nuts and bolts of our culture. Tadashi Hamada (Daniel Henney) is a student at the San Fransokyo Institute of Technology. He invented and developed Baymax, a personal healthcare robot who is amazing not only for his thorough service, but he is inflatable. But this story is less about them, and more about Hiro (Ryan Potter), Tadashi’s 14-year old brother, who likes to dwell in the underground, back-alley bot fights, hustling for money. He uses his big brains in ways that will get him by, but never ahead. Tadashi takes Hiro under his wing and takes him to his university, to meet his classmates, to introduce him to technology icons, to
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Interview with Jacob Semahn,Writer of Image Comics’ ‘Goners’

  • SoundOnSight
This past week I had the pleasure of interviewing Jacob Semahn, the writer on the upcoming supernatural mystery series Goners from Image Comics. Before working on Goners, Semahn was a producer on American Idol and So You Think You Can Dance. He is currently working in animation for Man of Action and has written screenplays for Marvel’s Avengers Assemble and Ultimate Spider-Man shows. The basic premise of Goners (from the Image Comics solicit) is a “bold new historical fantasy mystery about a very peculiar family, the Latimer Family, who have been humanity’s lone defense against paranormal assault throughout history”.

Sound on Sight: What got you interested in the comics medium? What was the first comic that you remember reading?

Jacob Semahn: The first comic I ever read was Infinity War #1. I picked it up at 7/11 when I was a kid. I think I might have been nine,
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Amazon Orders Pilots for Five Kids Shows

Amazon Orders Pilots for Five Kids Shows
Amazon Studios has announced it has ordered three animated and two live-action pilots of kids shows for the third installment of its kids pilot season, which will debut in early 2015 on Amazon Instant Video.

The shows will debut alongside a new version of the previously announced “Sara Solves It” pilot. Keeping with the Amazon business model, these first episodes go live for customers to watch and provide feedback to help execs decide which pilots become full series.

“We’re very excited to be working with such talented creative minds in kids entertainment to bring these five new pilots to life,” said Tara Sorensen, head of kids programming at Amazon Studios. “At Amazon, we’re focused on great characters and storytelling to create engaging programming for children. We’ve been overwhelmed with the positive reaction to our first three children’s series that debuted this summer — “Tumble Leaf,” “Creative Galaxy” and
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