NEWS: Comic Books
Two of Horror’s most well known icons are set to face off against each other in Dynamite Entertainment’s Aliens / Vampirella.
The countdown to San Diego Comic Con 2014 continues and I wanted to take a moment to let you know that Hollywood Gone Geek will be on site covering the event, in conjunction with JustaLottaTanya.com.
I’ll be doing most of the reporting while resident Cosplay Queen Tanya Tate will be interviewing cosplayers and Phil will be looking at all the vinyl figures and toys that can be found exclusively at SDCC.
If you have anything you want to get posted on HollywoodGoneGeek.com pre-SDCC, please send it over soon! All press releases, party and panel info can be sent to Info@HollywoodGoneGeek.com
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Wow, it has been a long time since I posted my top 5 comic book covers of the week. Occasionally, when I get a chance, I post my top 5 covers that I think are awesome or attention grabbing. They could be sexy, scary, shocking or just really cool. It’s all in good fun. So, let’s get to it shall we! The Tanya Tate Top 5 Comic Book Covers of the Week are listed below:
Wow. You really need to see this Youtube video. I love Mark Millar’s work but this reviewer, REALLY loves his comic books. She’s a 68 year old woman named Liz Hodge, who is now starting to do comic reviews. The first book she is planning to do a review of is Starlight, the new comic from Mark. Watch the video below and keep your eyes open for the reveal at the end of the clip.
I added the 11X17 promotional poster for my upcoming 2014 comic book Lady Titan to my Storenvy. So, if you want a signed copy of the poster, click here, and you can order one directly from me. The poster features the art of Mikel Harvey and colouring by Simon Gough. I co-created Lady Titan and you may have seen me cosplay as her a few times last year.
Just in time for Halloween. John Carpenter, the legendary director of such movies Escape From New York, The Thing and, of course, Halloween, will be making a special signing appearance this weekend in Hollywood to promote his new comic book; Asylum.
Furious, the upcoming Dark Horse comic from Bryan J.L. Glass and Victor Santos, has launched social media pages. The five-issue miniseries where celebrity, fame, and superheroes meet is set to debut January 29th, 2014. In the meantime, Furious Twitter and Facebook profiles have been established with hints of what is to come.
Link up with Furious below:
If you can’t wait until Furious’ January launch, there will be an 8-page story in Dark Horse Presents #31.
I received a press release about a really cool project called Black Tiger: Hunter Hunted. It’s a short films and it sounds really cool and stars some very talented people. Alamo City Comic Con will get the honor of presenting the first look of Black Tiger: Hunter Hunted on October 26, 2013. So, if you are going to that con, make sure you check it out. Here is more info about Black Tiger: Hunter Hunted from Beyond Time, Inc. and Kid Heroes Productions:
While at San Diego Comic Con 2013 I stopped by the Zenescope Comics booth. Zenescope is one of my favourite comic book companies, they produce really awesome comics like Grimm Fairy Tales, Return To Wonderland and The Jungle Book. I talked to one of the owners Ralph, which you can see here. He talks about the SDCC exclusives, the big new releases and the hot new series Hit List.
If you would like to see more interviews from SDCC 2013, I have more coming!
(Press Release) Comic book artist Jon Bogdanove, co-creator of The Death and Return of Superman — the best selling Superman story of all time — is launching his latest endeavor on Kickstarter. Strongman is an all-new adventure series that tells two-fisted tales of an original pulp hero, whose exploits stretch from the Gilded Age of Teddy Roosevelt and Nikola Tesla, through the Roaring 20s, into the Dust-Bowl 30s, and beyond. The series will take the form of an anthology of legends, each revolving around depression-era circus athlete and adventurer Bronislav “Bron” Bellman, who travels the world with his companions in the Strange Bros. Circus, righting wrongs, and defending the downtrodden against all sorts of foes — from the criminal, to the supernatural.
Cosplay Personality And July FHM Cover Model Tanya Tate™ Debuts Comic Book Creation At San Diego Comic Con!
A panel, party and signing appearance are all part of a whirlwind Comic Con for the prolific cosplayer.
For Immediate Release: July 16th, 2013
(Hollywood, CA) Popular Cosplay personality Tanya Tate (http://www.justalottatanya.com) heads into San Diego Comic Con at full throttle with several scheduled events. Tanya has made her mark in geekdom with her fun and sexy superhero costumes that she has taken to wearing at many pop-culture events. That love of cosplay evolved into the JustaLottaTanya.com blog, which feature Tanya's video reviews and event coverage. Now the British beauty reveals her plans for San Diego Comic Con 2013 that include the unveiling of her new comic book character, Lady Titan, at the July 18th - 21st event.
Created by Tanya, Lady Titan is a planned comic book series that will have it’s roots based in the mythology of live-action superhero television. In Lady Titan, an out of work actress obtains a costume of a 70’s television superhero that enables her to perform great feats. Mastering those abilities proves to be elusive but that does not stop an emerging horde of villains from causing mayhem and coming after her. Before Lady Titan can hope to save the world from an impending threat, she’ll first have to try and save herself!
“Lady Titan is a character that will be played straight but will also have fun with the conventional idioms of superheroes,” said Tanya. “The character herself is not a ‘Superhero’ but someone thrust into that role; partially because of her sense of what’s right, but also her own survival. I think readers will have fun with Lady Titan.”
While at Comic Con, Tanya will be signing limited edition Lady Titan posters at the Geekscape.net booth. Fans who visit booth #3919 have the opportunity to acquire an exclusive 11x17 poster of Tanya’s creation. With art by Mikel Harvey and coloring by Simon Gough, Lady Titan is posed and ready for battle. “The artwork is incredible. The lads really captured the spirit of what I want to convey with my character,” noted Tanya. “Geekscape is awesome. It’s the hub of pop-culture and I’m very thrilled to be signing at their booth.”
To kick off her Comic Con weekend, Tanya will be taking part of a panel Thursday morning, July 18th. At 10:30am in room 8, everyone is invited to join Tanya as she represents FirstComicsNews.com and a mixture of industry experts for the “How to Get News Coverage (for Small Press)” panel. Tanya will discuss tactics in which small press publishers can attain media attention, as well as what media outlets look for in creating news pieces. Further information on the panel can be found here: http://sched.co/1246IaB
Thursday night Tanya will be hosting Hot Sexy Cosplay Live: An Erotic Costume Ball presented by Go Freak Media. On July 18, 2013 from 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM, Comic Con attendees are encouraged to slip into their sexiest superhero costumes and kick off the geek-tastic weekend in rockstar style. The party takes place at The Double Deuce located at 528 F Street in the San Diego Gaslamp district. Tickets for the Tanya Tate hosted Hot Sexy Cosplay Live: An Erotic Costume Ball can be purchased via http://hotsexycosplay.eventbrite.com.
Those who can’t make to San Diego Comic Con can check for Tanya at their international newsstands as the Liverpudlian is currently featured on cover of the Turkish FHM magazine. Tanya can be seen in a multi-page spread in the July issue, that provides an in-depth interview and several pages dedicated to her that include her sexiest cosplay costumes. More information on the Tanya Tate issue can be found here: http://fhmturkiye.com.