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Hellboy is Getting Reprinted! Omnibus News

13 Sep

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By Ed Sum (The Vintage Tempest)

Trying to keep up with the proper reading order for Hellboy is tough but not impossible. Thankfully for those wanting to keep their original comics mint, Dark Horse Books will publish Mike Mignola’s award-winning Hellboy stories in chronological order with the Hellboy Omnibus Collection, creating the definitive reading experience for fans and an ideal entry point for new readers. New cover art will be featured!

Each of the six trade paperback volumes will be priced at $ $24.99 US/$33.99 Canada. The first omnibus will be available in comic stores on May 23, 2018 and in bookstores on June 5, 2018. A glance at their schedule suggests a quarterly release for the next volumes, up till Winter 2019. Both Hellboy Omnibus Volume 1 and Hellboy: The Complete Short Stories Volume 1 are available for pre-order now.

In 1994, Mike Mignola released the first series, Seed of Destruction and introduced the world to the Right Hand of Doom, the Bureau for Paranormal Research and Defense, and one of the most iconic comic book characters—and universes—of all time. For more than 20 years, Mignola and a host of celebrated writers and artists have chronicled the adventures of Hellboy facing his supposed destiny as Beast of the Apocalypse and explored the mysterious backstories of B.P.R.D. agents including Professor Trevor Bruttenholm and Abe Sapien.

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There’s a Full Moon Coming to … or Howling at Toronto!

31 Aug

By Ed Sum (The Vintage Tempest)

Anyone looking for a howling good time with a highly anticipated cult movie sequel can see Another Wolfcop on Saturday, September 2 at the Scotiabank Theatre in Toronto, Ontario. This carnage comes courtesy of The Coup Company working with Fan Expo Canada and its multiple sponsors. This movie has screened at a few festivals with nothing but praise. Interestingly, no announcements were made if it will screen at the Toronto International Film Festival which is take place in this city a week later. Some nerds get all the luck instead of cinephiles.

People missing out may get another chance with Fan Expo Vancouver coming in November 10-12. No official word has been made yet, but for this fan, I’m hoping!

A limited number tickets will most likely be available during the Toronto show, and at the venue. For more information, please visit www.wolfcop.com

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Maya the Bee will Keep on Buzzing into Sequels

28 Feb

Australian Movie Poster By Ed Sum (The Vintage Tempest)

Young children may well be buzzing in delight to know that more Maya the Bee movies is coming. The films are a guilty pleasure, sweetly cute and enduring. Shout! Factory has inked a deal with Studio 100 Media to continue distributing products under this line, beginning with the first sequel, Maya the Bee 2 – The Honey Game in 2017 through this company’s kids & family entertainment imprint, Shout! Factory Kids.

“We’re incredibly excited and honored that Studio 100 has chosen to partner with Shout! Factory on Maya the Bee film series. Over the last year, we enjoyed the continuing success and growing popularity of Maya the Bee – Movie with North American family audience,” stated Melissa Boag, Senior Vice President of Kids & Family Entertainment at Shout! Factory. “We look forward to bringing these exciting new films, starring the beloved character Maya, to a variety of entertainment distribution platforms.”

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[Seattle, WA] Emerald City Comiccon is ‘Shipp’ing out to be Spectacular

15 Dec

By Ed Sum (The Vintage Tempest)

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The Emerald City of the Pacific Northwest is certainly becoming “Central” because of the lineup of DC heroes coming to its comic convention in March 27-29 2015. Hopefully this show will not go by too fast because of its ever-increasing lineup of celebrities who played comic book characters. The lineup now includes John Wesley Shipp (The Flash) as the latest name to join this cadre.

This fine actor never slowed down after the 90’s The Flash television program was sadly cancelled. For its time, that was one of the finest adaptations that really worked on the small screen. It won accolades as being a fun program to watch, especially with Mark Hamill fine-tuning his vocal talent before the animated Batman series would take hold and cement him as a talent as The Joker.

For Shipp, he continued working in television by appearing in favourites like NYPD Blue, JAG and Dawson’s Creek. Twenty years will pass before his return to the comic book world by becoming the voice of Professor Zoom in an episode of Batman: The Brave and the Bold, and a few more before he was cast to be Henry Allen in CW’s 2014 update, The Flash.

Other celebrities who have been seen in comic book to television/movie crossovers include John Barrowman (Arrow), LeVar Burton (Star Trek: The Next Generation, Captain Planet and the Planeteers), Susan Eisenberg (voice of Wonder Woman), Clark Gregg (Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.), Brandon Routh (Superman Returns), Anthony Mackie (Captain America: Winter Soldier), Patrick Warburton (The Tick). Many more greats will be at Emerald City Comiccon, and amongst the vocal talents, this author will have to wonder how many of them will lend their voice when the Star Wars Trilogy: The Radio Play continues. This panel is worth waiting in line for; the zaniness and what these voice actors can ad lib, should they flub their lines, is hilarious!