SDCC14: Marvel’s ‘Agents of SHIELD’ Panel Reveals New Characters And Gag Reel

- 07-25-14Comics, TV Posted by Luke Gallagher

Comic-Con: Teaser for Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Season 2 Debuts!

What do fair-weather baseball fans and Marvel’s Agents of Shield have in common? First sign of doom and they bail. Only true fans stick it out long enough to catch those special rare moments when the team they’re cheering for surprises everyone and makes for a rousing comeback win. That’s what happened with AOS. There’s no arguing the first half or so of the first season was to be called into question on the characterization and quality front. Doubts, however, were washed away when the show brought in the world changing events from Captain America: The Winter Solider and ended on a very dramatic high note. SHIELD  got good, and it hopes to stay good.

Keeping the excitement going, Marvel was in full force today at San Diego Comic Con, where a number of Agents of SHIELD announcements for the upcoming second season were, well, announced. New characters revealed, secrets from Patton Oswalt, and more. (more…)

SDCC14: Preview Night in Pictures

- 07-24-14Cool Stuff, Nerd Culture Posted by Sarah Moran

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San Diego Comic-Con has descended on the Gaslamp District of this bustling West Coast town like an invasion. It may have only been Preview Night – the official kickoff of Comic-Con – but still the crowds were large and unruly. Yet, through it all our embedded reporters managed to grab a look at the sights on the show floor.

ABOVE: A great find at the Hot Wheels booth was Darth Vader’s infamous helmet morphed into the sweetest ride a Sith could ever want. (more…)

Nerdy Bits [SDCC Edition]: Hot Toys Marty McFly, Life-Size TMNT Pizza Tank, Arkham Knight Motorcycle Jacket, Fillion and Hardwick Say Things, And MOAR!!!

- 07-23-14Cool Stuff, Cosplay, Funny Videos, Nerd Culture Posted by Luke Gallagher

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Welcome to a very special edition of Nerdy Bits. Normally, this daily feature is a collection of various nerdy goodies from around the web – cool stuff that has slipped through the cracks or aren’t quite substantial enough on their own. Since the nerd world is transfixed on San Diego Comic Con this week (Brace yourself, it’s all you’ll be hearing about for the next few days), we thought it befitting to allocate this column to all the swag and other neat con items that might otherwise be overlooked. Nerdy Bits will return as usual next Monday. Until then, enjoy this Nerdy Bits – Comic Con Edition, with more to follow.

ABOVE: Hot Toys Back to the Future 1/6th scale figure is coming. It’s about time (no pun intended) BTTF is getting the upscale figure treatment. It was its density, er I mean, destiny. In any case, your wallet is sure to say “Whoa Doc, this is heavy”. [Hot Toys] (more…)

Nerd Bastards Has Invaded San Diego Comic Con 2014

- 07-23-14Comics, Cool Stuff, Nerd Culture Posted by Luke Gallagher

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Ahoy squirts. Luke Gallagher here, the head honcho of Nerd Bastards.com. Wanting to let you know the time is upon us…San Diego Comic Con International is here. Good god almighty is it here at last!

The mecca in nerd media starts tonight and goes until Sunday 7/27. Being the purveyors of news and entertainment that we are, we wanted to make you aware that Nerd Bastards will be on-point bringing you the latest news and updates – in Movies, Television, Comics, Videos Games, Toys and More – as they come.

We’ve actually sent some bodies into the lions den in the form of Sarah Moran, Shawn Schillberg and Manny Lozano. These NB staffers will be on site to provide you first hand recounts, recaps, descriptions, photos and other updates as they make their way through the con floor and brace panel after panel. Assisting them is our at home staff – myself included – who will keep eyes peeled and be covering content remotely.

It’s going to be a media mayhem, a storm of stories, a colossal collection of content. And, Nerd Bastards will be there for you through it all.

Want to stay abreast of best Comic Con coverage around? Check out our SDCC 2014 page ( http://nerdbastards.com/tag/SDCC14/). You can also follow us on Twitter and Like Us on Facebook. We’ll be live Tweeting many of the panels and posting other pundit musings that you surely won’t want to miss #SDCCNB.

Onwards and upwards to another great Comic Con year! Tally Ho!

 

Get Ready For The Weekend With This Four Minute History of SDCC

- 07-23-14Uncategorized Posted by Mark Poynter

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Today begins the day before the first day of SDCC 2014 and things are already starting to happen. Every year the start of the convention creeps forward a bit as fans and exhibitors try to get a jump on all the happenings of the fast paced weekend of Nerdy events. Before we all get hip deep in SDCC announcements, videos, and convention swag, let’s take a look back with this four-minute history of SDCC. (more…)

The Road to Comic Con: Making The Most Of Your Time At Comic-Con

- 07-12-14Featured Posted by Shawn Schillberg

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You can’t see everything at San Diego Comic-Con.

No matter how many times you hear that, it really doesn’t sink in until you’ve experienced SDCC for the first time. At any given moment, there will be several things happening that you’d like to attend and you’re going to have to make some tough choices.

It’s a safe bet you’re still digesting the list of exclusive items that Comic-Con announced last week. We covered many of the highlights in last week’s column.

And before the rest of panels comes out (Thurs and Fri schedules have just been released) and completely overwhelms you, let’s walk through some strategies for making the most of Comic-Con.

In addition to the many panels that will be announced shortly, there will be so many other things competing for your time: cast signings, booth giveaways, lining up for exclusives, offsite adventures, screenings, after parties. Hell, crossing the street could take you fifteen minutes at peak and just getting into the convention center can slow you down if you go at the wrong time. (more…)

‘Wolverine’ Bucks Mean More ‘X-Men’ Spin-offs

- 07-29-13Comics, Film Posted by Adam A. Donaldson

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The Wolverine made good money over the weekend, and we know that 20th Century Fox has an X-Force movie in development, so you know what that means: Fox is going spin-off crazy!

To confirm, Collider caught up with comic book writer Mark Millar last weekend at San Diego Comic Con. Millar, as you’ll remember, was hired as a consultant by Fox to corral the Fox-owned Marvel properties into a coherent universe on par with what Marvel/Disney’s been doing with The Avengers properties.

So using the X-Men films as the basis, Millar says that he thinks that five to 10 other potential franchises that could be spin out of the main X-Men films, which is hardly surprising given how many X-Men and X-Men related books have come off the printing presses after all these years. So what’s Millar thinking? Let’s ask him.

“We’re not talking crossovers or anything just yet; the idea is to build it quietly in its own way and bring in the best possible talent but you’re right – Marvel sold the X-Men franchises back in the ’90s when they needed the cash but you have to remember they were the crown jewels…

The reason they got snapped up is that they were Marvel’s best-selling book really for 20 years. So we’re sitting on gold right now. Very vaguely, we are talking about lots of possibilities but I think there’s a good five to ten golden franchises in there.”

So could we see future film versions of books like X-Factor? Or New Mutants? Excalibur even? Time will tell.

Watch the full video interview with Millar below:

Source: Blastr

SDCC ’13: Comic Con Cosplay! Days 1 & 2

- 07-20-13Cosplay Posted by Sarah Moran

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Our roving, embedded reporters have not only been capturing the showroom floor, the sights around the convention center, reporting back on interactive experiences, and live blogging panels straight from Hall H. In addition to all that they’ve also been scouring San Diego Comic Con for some simply amazing cosplay. And guess what? They’ve found it!

Collected here is a compilation of cosplay seen on the first two days of Comic Con. In the slideshow below I’ve gather some of the best, for the full gallery hit the jump!

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Bear McCreary Scoring Marvel’s ‘Agents of SHIELD’, Featurette Introduces Fitz & Simmons, Plus Comic Con Teaser Art

- 07-16-13Comics, TV Posted by Sarah Moran

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Continuing his streak scoring only the best genre television - Battlestar Galactica, The Walking Dead, Defiance, Da Vinci’s Demons - Bear McCreary has just signed up to score ABC and Marvel‘s Agents of SHIELD. Speaking with EW about his approach, McCreary said,

The series centers on the behind-the-scenes people, their heroism and their quirks. As such, the music I wrote is heroic and, at times, quirky and offbeat…. For me, the entire series hinges around Clark Gregg’s Agent Phil Coulson. He has a magnetic presence and an irresistible charm. Every time he’s onscreen, musical ideas are bursting into my brain… To me, a superheroic score is only as good as its main theme. If you’re not singing the tune in the shower a few days after hearing it, then an opportunity has been lost.

I’m sure all I have to do is mention The Walking Dead‘s theme and your brain is already humming it. And just think, Agents of SHIELD‘s theme will be same in a matter of months. I definitely recommend you check McCreary’s full interview with EW about composing for Agents of SHIELD. But then! Make sure you come back here for a look at some Comic Con teaser art, and a new featurette introducing us to two of the agents: Fitz and Simmons, the most Whedonesque characters of the cast, yet.

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Philadelphia Wizard World Con Update

- 05-09-13Cosplay Posted by Shelly V.

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Con season is coming up and while SDCC gets the largest amount of attention, there’s plenty of cool events that go on before and after the big kahuna. One of those events, Philadelphia Wizard World, starts Thursday May 30th and goes through Sunday June 2nd.

Why should you care about a non-SDCC con? Well, first… shopping! Tables and tables of merch to stuff into your Yoda backpacks, but also, a ton of cool guests that include John Barrowman, Stan Lee, Jewel Staite, Adam Baldwin, Summer Glau, Norman Reedus, Jon Bernthal, John Cena and a lot of comic writers and artists.

The con was supposed to also feature an appearance by Nathan Fillion, but he unfortunately had to pull out. That sucks, but the above names are still awesome enough to get me to the Pennsylvania Convention Center. Plus, there’s also a con exclusive reprint of Walking Dead #1 that I need in my life, but I guess you can have it too… assuming you find your way to the city of Brotherly Love in late May and early June.

Heres a complete list of guests from the Wizard World website… where there is also a ton of info about tickets for the event and also photo ops.

CELEBRITIES

Aaron Ashmore
Shawn Ashmore
Adam Baldwin
John Barrowman
Manu Bennett
Linda Blair
WWE ® Superstar Daniel Bryan ®
Dean Cain
Charisma Carpenter
WWE ® Superstar John Cena ®
Holly Marie Combs
Jarrett Crippen
Shannen Doherty
Giancarlo Esposito
Lou Ferrigno
Jason David Frank
Summer Glau
Nick Gomez
Steve Guttenberg
Kris Holde-Nried
Lauren Holly
Brian Krause
Juliet Landau
Stan Lee
James Marsters
Andrew Mccarthy
Ray Park
Norman Reedus
Michael Rooker
Brandon Routh
William Shatner
Curtis Sliwa
Kevin Sorbo
Jewel Staite
WWE ® Hall of Famer Ricky “The Dragon” Steamboat
Henry Winkler

ARTIST AND CREATOR GUESTS

Al Wiesner
Alex Eckman Lawn & Nick Tapalansky
Alexio G. Gessa
Amanda Nen Francis- Kilburn
Amber Davis
Andrew Griffith
Andrew Taylor
Angel Unzueta
Barry Kitson
Barry Sachs
Ben Shaw
Bexx Fine
Bill Dinh
Bob McLeod
Bordin Marsinkul
Brad Hudson
Brendon Fraim
Brian Kong
Brian Roll
Bryan Hitch
Caleb King
Catiana Conte
Chadwick Haverland
Danielle Gransaull “Soloud”
David Goldstein
David Savage
Dawn Griffin
Derrick A Rivers
Douglas Brown
Drew Blank
Eric Downey
Evan Baranowski
Frank Kadar
George O’Connor
Gina Dangelo
Ian Glaubinger
Jake Estrada
Jamie Fay
Jason E Axtell
Jason Lenox
Jeff Kaufman
Jeffery Scott
Jim Calafiore
Joe Dragunas
John O’Connor
John Richard Scott
Joi Washington
Jon Swartz
Julian Totino
Kate Glasheen
Laura Inglis
Leinil Yu
Liz Leonard
Louie Lapalombara III
Mark C. Frankel
Mark Mariano
Mark Pingitore
Matt Triano
Maurice R Mander
Michael Banks
Michael Golden
Michael Manomivibul
Michael Rivers
Michael Rivers
Michael Rooth
Mico Suayan
Mike Chen
Mike Ellis
Onrie Kompan
Renee Witterstaetter
Rich Bernatovech
Robert Quill
Rusty Gilligan
Salvador Larroca
Sara Richard
Sarah Braly
Sarah Hoppes
Sarah Martinez
Scott Ethan Ambruson
Steiner Palomino
Stuart Sayger
Tania Del Rio
Tara S. Rosenburg
Ted Dastick Jr.
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