NYCC 2015 Saturday Panels – Our Picks!...

Written by Nick Doyle and Billy Henehan. They say if you can survive Saturday at NYCC, you can make it anywhere. There’s a reason why the Saturday tickets sell out before 4-Day Passes sell out and that is because Saturday is the mother of all days at NYCC. Most of the biggest events are happening today. Will you be able to make it all of them? Of course not, not unless you own a Time Turner. There are too many panels to go through on the NYCC site, but you don’t have to wade through them all. Because we have cut through all the mediocre panels to bring you the best of the best. If you have to choose, at least choose from these. Because these are the BEST of the BEST of New York Comic Con Saturday 2015. Writers Unite: Writing and Pitching Comic Stories – 11:00-12:00 1A01 This seems almost like a sequel to Charles Soule and Marguerite Bennett’s panel together at Special Edition: NYC. That was a great panel; I expect this one to be as well. Writers talking writing. More panels like this please. Spotlight on Fabio Moon and Gabriel Ba: Different is Cool – 11:00-12:00 1A18 It’s been years since Fabio Moon and Gabriel Ba have been at NYCC. If you’re a fan of theirs, you need to be at this panel, because who knows how long it will be until they return? Thrilling Adventure Hour – 11:15-12:15 1A24 Listen to the cast and writers of Thrilling Adventure Hour discuss their dearly departed comedy podcast (which lives on as a couple of Image Comics series – check them out!). All-New All-Different Marvel – 11:15-12:15 1A10 Marvel announcement. Glorious Marvel announcements. Oooh, Gerry Duggan is going to be there. Looks like...

NYCC 2015 Thursday Panels – Our Picks!...

Written by Sarv Kreindler. There are SO MANY panels and screenings at NYCC each year, and this year it seems like they’ve grown in number once again. These show guides will help you make the most of your time at NYCC. Here are our team’s picks for the best panels and screenings for Thursday at NYCC 2015! 88 MPH: A Celebration of Back to the Future – 11:00 – 12:00 – 1A06 Back to the Future turns 30 this year! Join the filmmakers behind “Back in Time,” the Steven Spielberg approved documentary about Back to the Future. “But wait, didn’t Robert Zemekis direct Back to the Future? Who cares if Steven Spielberg approved this documentary?” True, but Spielberg is the Executive Producer of Back to the Future. I’m setting the over/under of Marty McFly cosplayers in this room at 4. Are you taking the over or the under? Hasbro Star Wars – 11:15 – 12:15 – 1A24 We haven’t seen any sort of announcement from Hasbro regarding NYCC exclusives at the time of this writing, but I’m hoping with the upcoming licensing monster that is Star Wars: The Force Unleashed, we’re going to get something. Whether or not we get any NYCC exclusives from Hasbro this NYCC, if you’re a Star Wars fan, this is a must-attend panel. With the new movie coming out this December, Hasbro has a lot of new product hitting the shelves soon. See your first look at it here. Toddfather Talks Toys, Comics, Spawn and Insight Into Being an Independent Creator – 12:15 – 1:15 – 1A06 In all my years of attending conventions, I don’t think I’ve ever heard Todd McFarlane speak at a panel. I was able to get his autograph at two different New York Comic...

The Best NYCC 2015 Exclusives...

Every year, there is A LOT of exclusive merchandise available at NYCC. We’re here to highlight the cream of the crop, because not all exclusives are created equal. Note: This post will be updated continuously as New York Comic Con 2015 gets closer and more exclusive merch is announced. Be sure to bookmark this page and check back regularly. Boba Fett and Han Solo Frozen in Carbonite Itty Bitties – Hallmark I can’t lie; I have a small obsession with all things Han Solo Frozen in Carbonite. While I have yet to have a life size Han Solo Frozen in Carbonite hanging on my apartment wall, I will happily display this Han Solo Frozen in Carbonite, quite possibly the cutest Han Solo Frozen in Carbonite on my desk at work. U-3PO and R5-D4 Keepsake Ornaments – Hallmark Both of these droids appeared in the original Star Wars movie. U-3PO can be seen in the background of Princess Leia’s ship at the beginning of the movie and R5-D4 was almost purchased by Uncle Owen from the Jawas before the droid shorted out and he bought R2-D2 instead. This Christmas, both will be hanging on my tree. Doctor Who Weeping Angel Statue of Liberty Christmas Ornament – Newbury Comics – Booth 2945 A cool exclusive Christmas ornament and it’s not at the Hallmark booth?! New England based comics retailer Newbury Comics has this exclusive ornament that features the Weeping Angel Statue of Liberty from the classic Doctor Who episode, Angels Take Manhattan. Death Star Surface Modules Set #1 – eFX – Booth 1344 – $150 eFX is known for their screen accurate prop replicas. This year, they are offering a a very cool set of replicas of the Death Star tiles used in filming the original...

Tuesday Night Comics Episode 88 – James Robinson and Tony Harris Reunite…on C-3PO?!?...

New York Comic Con is exactly one month from today! Billy and Dave are excited, and hopefully so are you. Get ready for NYCC pre-coverage from here until NYCC. And on this episode, the guys show you how they would spend $20 at the comic book store this week, and review last week’s comics. Oh, and Marvel figured out to get Dave to buy his first Star Wars comic: put James Robinson and Tony Harris on it. http://ia801509.us.archive.org/27/items/TuesdayNightComics88/Tuesday%20Night%20Comics%2088.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android |...

Tuesday Night Comics Podcast Episode 59 – New Comic Books for 2/17/15, Star Wars & Darth Vader Reviewed! A Look...

Billy and Dave preview new comic books coming out Wednesday, 2/18/15, and give their recommendations for where your money is best spent this new comic book day. Billy reviews Kieron Gillen’s Darth Vader #1 and Jason Aaron and John Cassaday’s Star Wars #2. The guys look back on Jeph Loeb and Tim Sale’s Spider-Man: Blue and discuss the ramifications of the huge announcement of Sony’s deal with Marvel to allow Spider-Man to appear in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. http://ia601503.us.archive.org/14/items/TuesdayNightComicsEpisode59/Tuesday%20Night%20Comics%20Episode%2059.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android |...

Tuesday Night Comics Podcast Episode 55 – A New Power Girl! Star Wars #1 Reviewed! Super Robin! The Subtle Writing...

In this episode of the Tuesday Night Comics podcast, Billy forgets that there are comics besides Star Wars comics, Dave reads a whole bunch of comics, and the guys discuss the odd order of introductions of Earth 2 characters in the New 52, the main danger to a teenager’s comic book collection and the subtle writing of Mark Millar. Plus, they give their recommendations on what comics to buy this week on a $20 budget. And the guys possibly get on Sylvester Stallone’s bad side. It’s a wild episode! http://ia902704.us.archive.org/6/items/TuesdayNightComicsEpisode55/Tuesday%20Night%20Comics%20Episode%2055.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android |...

Tuesday Night Comics Podcast Episode 54 – SHIELD #2, Star Wars Returns to Marvel!, God is Dead reviewed!...

Star Wars week is here! In the new episode of the Tuesday Night Comics podcast, Billy and Dave preview new comics coming out on Wednesday, 1/14/15, and give you their picks on what comic books you need to buy if you only had $20 to spend at your local comic book shop. You might be surprised by what and what doesn’t make the cut for us this week. Plus, reviews of what we read this week, including Jonathan Hickman’s God is Dead and Alan Moore’s Saga of the Swamp Thing vol 4. Plus, listen to Billy make more mistakes when discussing the news than SNL’s Drunk Uncle! Give it a listen! Happy Tuesday Night! http://ia902702.us.archive.org/4/items/TuesdayNightComicsEpisode54/Tuesday%20Night%20Comics%20Episode%2054.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android |...

Star Wars Hits ComiXology Today!...

Marvel Comics did not waste any time making many of Dark Horse’s Star Wars comics available for purchase digitally on comiXology. Many Star Wars trades are available as of this morning. Of the trades available, I highly recommend Brian Wood’s Star Wars Vol. 1: In The Shadow of Yavin, The Star Wars (which presents Lucas’s original draft for Star Wars in comic book form), and Tag and Bink Were Here (a very funny take on the Star Wars universe). This is the first time Star Wars comics have appeared on comiXology, as Dark Horse has it own digital app separate from comiXology. I’m sure I’m not the only one surprised by this move, as I was under the impression that the new movie coming out in December and the new comic debuting from Marvel this month would negate many of these books from continuity. I’m especially surprised that Marvel released Brian Wood’s Star Wars series, as it seems very similar to the Star Wars comic Jason Aaron is writing for Marvel this month. Surprised, but happy. That Brian Wood comic is excellent. I highly recommend buying it. You can find all the Star Wars books released on comiXology today right...

Tuesday Night Comics Podcast Episode 48 – Blue Beetle and Booster Gold Return!...

Billy and Dave are back from Thanksgiving and ready to talk comics! The guys preview new comics coming out on Wednesday, December 3, 2014, including the return of the Blue and Gold team, Blue Beetle and Booster Gold, in Justice League 3000 #12! Billy and Dave also once again play the $20 budget game, giving you their picks on what to pick up if you only had $20 to spend on new comics this week. Plus, comic reviews and Star Wars Episode VII thoughts! http://ia601406.us.archive.org/6/items/TuesdayNightComicsEpisode48/Tuesday%20Night%20Comics%20Episode%2048.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android |...

Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens Official Teaser Trailer Nov28

Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens Official Teaser Trailer...

It’s a Thanksgiving miracle! The official teaser trailer for Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens is up on YouTube. If anyone needs me, I’ll be watching this all weekend. If you would like to see this trailer on the big screen (or in the case of IMAX theaters, a REALLY big screen), AMC is showing it in certain cities around the country this weekend. If you live near one of the following theaters, you may want to head there this weekend. AMC Century City 15 & IMAX & AMC Prime – Los Angeles AMC Lincoln Square 13 & IMAX – New York AMC Metreon 15 & IMAX – San Francisco AMC Boston Common 19 & IMAX – Boston AMC Tyson’s Corner 16 & IMAX – Washington D.C. AMC Westminster Promenade 24 & IMAX – Denver AMC Studio 30 & IMAX – Kansas City AMC Southdale 16 & IMAX –...