Saturday, June 24, 2017

Negromancer News Bits and Bites from June 18th to 24th, 2017 - Update #23

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TELEVISION - From Grist:  As John Oliver predicted, a coal tycoon is suing him.

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MOVIES - From YahooMovies:  SPOILER - A familiar face from "Transformers" movies past makes a cameo in "Transformers: The Last Knight."

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BLM - From TIME:  Jay Z on How the bail system exploits black and brown people.

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SPORTS - From YahooSports:  The inside story of how Lonzo Ball became a Los Angeles Lakers.

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OBIT - From TheWrap:  As a baby, Henry J. Deutschendorf II along with his twin brother, William, played the role of "Baby Oscar" in "Ghostbusters II" (1989).  Last week, Henry took his own life.

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CELEBRITY - From YahooMovies:  In his new memoir, actor Curtis Armstrong ("Booger" from "Revenge of the Nerds") talks about his wild summer with Tom Cruise in 1982 while filming 1983's "Risky Business."

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CELEBRITY - From YahooNews:  2 holdouts on the jury prevented guilty verdicts for Bill Cosby.

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STAR WARS - From Variety:  Phil Lord and Christopher Miller were fired from "young Han Solo" film because they clashed with Lucasfilm boss, Kathleen Kennedy, among others.

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COMICS-FILM - From Variety:  One of the most famous American comic books of all time, Alan Moore and Dave Gibbon's "Watchmen," became one of the worst films ever based on a comic book.  Now, HBO wants to turn it into a TV series.

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OBIT - From YahooMusic:  Albert Johnson a.k.a. "Prodigy" of the beloved rap/Hip-Hop duo, Mobb Deep, has died at the age of 42, Tuesday, June 20, 2017.

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MOVIES - From Variety:  Three-time Oscar winning actor, Daniel Day-Lewis, has announced through his spokeswoman that he is retiring from acting.  He has one film left to be released, a film by Paul Thomas Anderson, due for December 2017.

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BLM - From StLouisPostDispatch:  The family of Mike Brown, the unarmed Black teen killed by a policeman in Ferguson, Missouri, are close to a settlement in a wrongful death lawsuit their attorney filed against the city and elements within the police department.

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MUSIC - From BET:  Jay-Z may be changing his name again.

TELEVISION - From Variety:  The team behind the Emmy-winning BBC series, "Sherlock" (starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman) are developing a new take on "Dracula."

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CELEBRITY - From YahooCelebrity:  Leaked emails reveal Johnny Depp's dire financial situation.

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MOVIES - From Collider:  Synopsis and cast of "Godzilla 2" revealed, as filming begins in Atlanta.

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STAR WARS - From Popsugar:  Carrie Fisher, known to fans as "Leia Organa," had multiple drugs in her system when she died last December at the age of 60.

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BOX OFFICE - From BoxOfficeMojo:  The winner of the Father's Day weekend (6/16 to 6/18/2017) box office is Pixar's "Cars 3" with an estimated take of $53.5 million.

From YahooMovies:  "Cars 3" knocks "Wonder Woman" out of first place at the weekend box office, and Tupac Shakur biopic has a strong start.

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COMICS-FILM - From ShadowandAct:  Reginald Hudlin has announced that he will direct and film adaptation of the Valiant Entertainment comic book, "Shadowman."

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CELEBRITY - From YahooCelebrity:  Leonardo DiCaprio surrendered a Picasso painting, a Basquiat collage, a Diane Arbus photograph, and the Oscar Marlon Brando won for his performance in “On the Waterfront," to the U.S. Justice Department as part of a Malaysian money laundering probe.

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MOVIES - From Deadline:  Ben Kingsley will play Nazi Adolf Eichmann and Oscar Isaac will play the man who eventually captured him, Peter Malkin, in the MGM film "Operation Finale," from director Chris Weitz.

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OBIT - From THR:  Actor Stephen Furst died at the age of 63, Friday, June 16, 2017.  His breakout film role was in the film, "Animal House" (1978), and he starred on the NBC medical drama, "St. Elsewhere" (1982-1988).

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CELEBRITY - From YahooCelebrity:  Apparently, Beyonce and Jay-Z have welcomed twins babies into the world.


WaterTower Music Reveals Details about the "Dunkirk" Soundtrack

Dunkirk Original Motion Picture Soundtrack Available July 21

Features Original Score by Hans Zimmer

LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--WaterTower Music announced the details of the soundtrack to acclaimed filmmaker Christopher Nolan’s epic action thriller, Dunkirk. The album features an original score by Academy-, Golden Globe-, and Grammy Award-winning composer Hans Zimmer, who previously collaborated with Nolan on the director’s Interstellar, Inception, and The Dark Knight Trilogy. The soundtrack will be released both digitally and on CD on the same date that the film is in theatres, July 21, 2017. It features a powerful and unique score unlike anything produced before by this formidable and inspired artistic pairing.

    “Dunkirk is one of the greatest suspense stories of all time, and our film needed a score to reflect that and to propel the audience through a telling of this story that is more thriller than war film”

“Dunkirk is one of the greatest suspense stories of all time, and our film needed a score to reflect that and to propel the audience through a telling of this story that is more thriller than war film,” explained Christopher Nolan. “Hans’s unique score drives the visceral sense of action the film needs to put the audience right into the story, using images, sound and music.”

The Dunkirk: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack will be available July 21, 2017 and is now available for pre-order.

The track listing is as follows:

The Mole
We Need Our Army Back
Shivering Soldier
Supermarine
The Tide
Regimental Brothers
Impulse
Home
The Oil
Variation 15 (Dunkirk)
End Titles


ABOUT DUNKIRK:
From filmmaker Christopher Nolan comes the epic action thriller Dunkirk. Nolan directed Dunkirk from his own original screenplay, utilizing a mixture of IMAX® and 65mm film to bring the story to the screen.

Dunkirk opens as hundreds of thousands of British and Allied troops are surrounded by enemy forces. Trapped on the beach with their backs to the sea they face an impossible situation as the enemy closes in.

The film’s ensemble cast includes Fionn Whitehead, Tom Glynn-Carney, Jack Lowden, Harry Styles, Aneurin Barnard, James D’Arcy and Barry Keoghan, with Kenneth Branagh, Cillian Murphy, Mark Rylance and Tom Hardy.

The film was produced by Nolan and Emma Thomas, with Jake Myers serving as executive producer.

Warner Bros. Pictures presents a Syncopy Production a film by Christopher Nolan, Dunkirk. Opening worldwide starting July 21, 2017, the film will be distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company. This film has been rated PG-13 for intense war experience and some language.

Dunkirkmovie.com

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Thursday, June 22, 2017

General Organa's General Star Wars Link-O-Rama 2017 - Update #56

Posted by Leroy Doureseaux - on Patreon.

HAN SOLO - From THR:  In an exclusive breaking story, "The Hollywood Reporter" is reporting that Oscar-winning filmmaker, Ron Howard, will take over as director of the "young Han Solo" movie after the original directors, Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, were fired.

HAN SOLO - From THR:  Golden boys, Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, have quit as the directors of the "Young Han Solo" movie over creative differences.

From THR:  Why were Lord and Miller fired?  It seems the comedic tone they used in making the film clashed with what Lucasfilm and the "Han Solo" movie screenwriter, Lawrence Kasdan, wanted.

From TheUKIndependent:  Maybe, the firing of Lord and Miller indicates that Disney and Lucasfilm are afraid of the future for Star Wars.

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VIDEO GAMES - From YahooNews:  The upcoming video game, "Star Wars Battlefront 2" will give the "first official on-screen look" at the years between "Return of the Jedi" and "The Force Awakens."

CARRIE FISHER - From USMagazine:  Los Angeles County coroner's office says Fisher dies of combination of factors, including sleep apnea.

COMICS - From BusinessInsider:  Marvel Comics will tell the story of Captain Phasma in a new four-issue comic book series.

EPISODE 9 - From YahooNews:  Director Colin Trevorrow wants Star Wars Episode 9 to be kid-friendly...

RUMOR - From CNET:  Could director Edgar Wright ("Baby Drive," "Shaun of the Dead") be involved with Star Wars.

FRANCHISE - From NME:  The identity of the third stand alone anthology film will be revealed in June.  The first film was "Rogue One" and the second will be a "Young Han Solo" film due May 2018.

CARRIE FISHER:  From SideshowToys:  A look at Carrie Fisher/Princess Leia - then and now - on the 40th anniversary of the theatrical debut of Star Wars (May 25th 1977).

CARRIE FISHER - From Vulture:  Princess Leia would have been center stage in Episode 9.

DISNEY - From MiceChat:  The blog has updates on "Temporary Star Wars Land."

A NEW HOPE - From ComicBook:  To celebrate the 40th anniversary of the original theatrical release of the original Star Wars films, New Zealand Mint will release a commemorative silver coin.

CULTURE - From YahooMovies:  Kid wears Darth Vader costume to school on "Star Wars Celebration Day" (May 4th - as in May the Fourth/Force Be With You) and causes a panic, started by a "concerned parent."

CULTURE - From CNNHealth:  There is a hospital tech in Tennessee whose real name is "Darth Vader."

STAR WARS REBELS - From ScreenRant:  The Disney XD animated series, "Star Wars Rebels" is heading into its fourth and final season.  It may also tie into the recent live-action, "Rogue One."

CARRIE FISHER:  From THR:  George Lucas and Billie Lourd, daughter of Carrie Fisher, offer tributes to the late actress and Star Wars icon.

From YouTube:  A Tribute to Carrie Fisher video.

From YouTube:  Carrie Fisher tribute at Star Wars Celebration 2017.

From YahooMovies:  A touching photo of Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, and Billie Lourd (Carrie's daughter) - "It was almost as if we were cuddling our princess again."

From YahooMovies:  Lucasfilm boss says no Carrie in Episode IX.

A NEW HOPE - From Movieweb:  A big 40th anniversary announcement is coming tomorrow morning, Tues., April 11th, on "Good Morning America."

EPISODE IX - From NYDailyNews:  Carrie Fisher will appear in Star Wars Episode 9 (due for 2019), according to her brother, Todd Fisher.

HAN SOLO SPINOFF - From Variety:  "Sing Street" breakout star Ian Kenny joins "Young Han Solo" film.

FRANCHISE - From YahooMovies:   Disney CEO Bob Iger talks (vaguely) about the future of the franchise, including "The Last Jedi" and the "Han Solo" spinoff.

FRANCHISE - From CinemaBlend:  Future Star Wars films will move away from legacy characters and story elements.

A NEW HOPE - From Deadline:  This may be the very first photographic image of Mark Hamill as Luke Skywalker.

COMIC BOOKS - From YahooNews:  Marvel Comics is launching a new "Darth Vader" comic book series, which will be set immediately after the events depicted in "Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith."

HAN SOLO - From Variety:  Michael K. Williams in final talks to join "Young Han Solo" film.

ORIGINAL TRILOGY - From SlashFilm:  The original cuts of the original Star Wars films may get a re-release or release for the 40th anniversary of the original theatrical release of Stars Wars, which is this year.

THEME PARKS - From FlickeringMyth:  Disney announces "Star Wars Land."

THE FORCE AWAKENS - From YahooNews:  Fans freak out over database saying that there is a connection between Kylo Ren and Rey.

HAN SOLO SPINOFF - From Variety:  Thandie Newton in talks to join the "Young Han Solo" spinoff movie.

HAN SOLO SPINOFF - From Variety:  Pheobe Waller-Bridge, hot off the Amazon series, "Fleabag," is being considered for a role in the Han Solo spinoff movie (which would be set before the event depicted in "Star Wars: A New Hope."  Reportedly, the role would be CGI-driven.

HAN SOLO SPINOFF - From THR:  Billy Dee Williams, the original Lando Calrissian, had lunch with Donald Glover, who will play the character in the "Young Han Solo" movie.

A NEW HOPE - From Forbes:  20 years ago, "Star Wars: Special Edition" arrived.

OBIT - From Variety: Sound engineer Richard Portman has died at the age of 82, Saturday, February 28, 2017.  He won an Oscar for his work on "The Deer Hunter."  He mixed the sound on "Star Wars."

EPISODES 8 AND 9- From CinemaBlend:  Should Lucasfilm reconsider its decision about a CGI Leia for Episode 9.

RETURN OF THE JEDI - From YahooMovies:  Mark Hamill reunited with the lightsaber prop he used in "Return of the Jedi."

HAN SOLO SPINOFF - From Deadline:  Donald Glover wants to live up to the expectations of playing Lando.

THE FORCE AWAKENS - From YahooNews:  Chewbacca yanks off an arm in deleted scene.

HAN SOLO SPINOFF - From StarWars:  It's official.  Woody Harrelson has signed on for the "Young Han Solo" movie due late 2018.

HAN SOLO SPINOFF - From Variety:  Oscar-nominated actor, Woody Harrelson, is being considered to play the mentor of the title character in the "Young Han Solo" movie.  Alden Ehrenreich has been cast as young Han Solo.

FRANCHISE - From Wired:  You won't live to see the final Star Wars movie.

ROGUE ONE - From Deadline:  "Rogue One" at $775 million in worldwide box office.

ROGUE ONE - From Deadline:  "Rogue One" is now the second highest grossing film at the domestic box office of 2016, behind "Finding Dory."


CARRIE FISHER:

From THR:  Carrie Fisher and her mother, Debbie Reynolds, were celebrated at a jubilant memorial.

From YahooNews:  Carrie Fisher wanted Harrison Ford to sing at her Oscars' tribute.

From YahooCelebrity:  Dan Akroyd speaks about Carrie Fisher, whom he once considered marrying.

From YahooCelebrity:  Debbie Reynolds was buried with some of her daughter Carrie's ashes.

From YahooCelebrity:  Carrie Fisher's urn is a giant Prozac pill.

From YahooMovies:  There is a fan petition to make Princess Leia a "Disney Princess."

From YahooNews:  Disney could receive a $50 million dollar insurance payoff because of Carrie Fisher's death.

From YahooNews:  Mark Hamill talks about the first time he met Carrie Fisher.

From YahooNews:  Billie Lourd, the only child of actress Carrie Fisher, breaks her silence about the deaths of her mother and her grandmother, Debbie Reynolds.

From BleedingCool:  Carrie Fisher dies at the age of 60, Tuesday morning, December 27, 2016.  Carrie was, of course, best known as Princess/General Organa in the "Star Wars" film franchise.

From THR:  Debbie Reynolds, the mother of Carrie Fisher, has died at the age of 84, Wednesday, December 28, 2016, one day after the death of her daughter.

From YahooNews:  Carrie Fisher's autopsy was completed Friday morning, December 30, 2016 and her body was released to her family.

From ET:  Carrie and her mother, Debbie Reynolds, will be buried together at Forest Lawn Memorial Park after a joint funeral.

From BleedingCool:  "Bright Lights: Starring Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds" is a documentary about the Star Wars daughter and her Hollywood legend mother.  It's release date has been moved up to January 2017 on HBO.

From People:  "I want to be with Carrie" were Debbie Reynold's last words according to her son, Todd Fisher.

From YahooStyle:  Why she really hated the gold metal bikini in "Return of the Jedi."

From YahooNews:  Debbie Reynolds speaks about the death of her daughter, Carrie Fisher - our Princess Leia.

From Variety:  Fisher reportedly finished her work on Star Wars Episode 8 before she died.

From TheWrap:  Posted a little over an hour ago, Debbie Fisher, mother of Carrie Fisher, who suffered a heart attack about a day and a half ago, says that Carrie is in "stable condition."
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Wednesday, June 21, 2017

English Voice Cast of "Boruto," "Sailor Moon" and More Headed to Anime Expo 2017

VIZ MEDIA WELCOMES THE ENGLISH VOICE CAST OF SAILOR MOON, JOJO’S BIZARRE ADVENTURE AND BORUTO AT ANIME EXPO 2017

Voice Actors From Anime’s Most-Loved Series Join VIZ Media For Official Panels And Special Autograph Sessions At Anime Expo 2017

San Francisco, CA – VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media), a premier company in the fields of publishing, animation distribution, and global entertainment licensing, proudly welcomes the talented English voice actors of SAILOR MOON and SAILOR MOON CRYSTAL, JOJO’S BIZARRE ADVENTURE and BORUTO: NARUTO THE MOVIE at Anime Expo 2017.

Anime Expo is the largest dedicated anime/manga fan convention in North America and takes place July 1st–4th, 2017 at the Los Angeles Convention Center in Los Angeles, CA. Tickets and full details are available at: Anime-Expo.org. VIZ Media will be located on the main convention floor in Booth #2206.

Join the casts of some of VIZ Media’s most popular anime series as they participate in panel discussions and autograph sessions throughout the convention.

Sunday, July 2nd

7:30pm – 9:00pm - JOJO’S BIZARRE ADVENTURE Official Panel

Room LP1 / Petree Hall
It's the hit manga and anime series with more excitement and outrageousness than you can... STAND! Join us for a celebration of this epic manga and anime series with special guests, the latest news and maybe even some surprises!

Catch key cast members from JOJO’S BIZARRE ADVENTURE. Scheduled to appear will be:

    Matt Mercer (Jotaro Kujo, STARDUST CRUSADERS)
    Ben Diskin (Joeseph Joestar, BATTLE TENDENCY)
    Patrick Seitz (Dio Brando)

In addition, a special JOJO’S BIZARRE ADVENTURE voice cast signing will take place at the VIZ Media booth #2206 on Sunday July 2nd at 5PM - a limited number of tickets will be distributed on Sunday at 10am. Stop by the booth’s front desk for full details.

Monday, July 3rd

11:00am – 1:00pm - SAILOR MOON Official Panel

Room LP1 / Petree Hall
Sailor Moon Day is Monday July 3rd and will be packed with even more glitter! Join many members from the staff and cast of SAILOR MOON and SAILOR MOON CRYSTAL for a festive time filled with news, updates and more from everyone's favorite Guardians of Love and Justice.

Catch the cast of SAILOR MOON at the panel. Scheduled to appear will be:

    Stephanie Sheh (Sailor Moon)
    Cristina Vee (Sailor Mars)
    Amanda Celine Miller (Sailor Jupiter)
    Cherami Leigh (Sailor Venus)
    Erica Mendez (Sailor Uranus)
    Lauren Landa (Sailor Neptune)
    Christine-Marie Cabanos (Sailor Saturn)
    Sandy Fox (Chibi-Moon)
    Robbie Daymond (Tuxedo Mask)

2:00pm - SAILOR MOON Voice Cast Autograph Session

Anime Expo Autograph Signing Area
Catch the voice cast after the panel for a special signing session! For more information, please visit: Anime-Expo.org/how-to-get-an-autograph.

Tuesday, July 4th

1:00pm – 2:00pm - SHONEN JUMP Presents BORUTO: NARUTO NEXT GENERATIONS Official Panel

Room LP3 / LACC 408AB
Meet the next generation of great ninja with English voice cast of the hit film, BORUTO: NARUTO THE MOVIE! We'll be talking about the movie, manga and the all-new TV series streaming each week on VIZ.com!

Catch the cast of BORUTO at the panel. Scheduled to appear will be:

    Amanda Celine Miller (Boruto)
    Cherami Leigh (Sarada)
    Robbie Daymond (Mitsuki)

For additional information on these and other anime and manga titles distributed and published by VIZ Media, please visit VIZ.com.


About VIZ Media, LLC
Established in 1986, VIZ Media is the premier company in the fields of publishing, animation distribution, and global entertainment licensing. Along with its popular digital magazine WEEKLY SHONEN JUMP and blockbuster properties like NARUTO, DRAGON BALL, SAILOR MOON, and POKÉMON, VIZ Media offers an extensive library of titles and original content in a wide variety of book and video formats, as well as through official licensed merchandise. Owned by three of Japan's largest publishing and entertainment companies, Shueisha Inc., Shogakukan Inc., and Shogakukan-Shueisha Productions, Co., Ltd., VIZ Media is dedicated to bringing the best titles for English-speaking audiences worldwide.

Learn more about VIZ Media and its properties at VIZ.com.

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VIZ Media Announces More Activities and Exclusive Items for Anime Expo 2017

VIZ MEDIA ANNOUNCES A WIDE RANGE OF ACTIVITIES AND CONVENTION EXCLUSIVES FOR ANIME EXPO 2017

Special Events For FOOD WARS!, JOJO’S BIZARRE ADVENTURE And SAILOR MOON, Panel Discussions, Retail Exclusives And More In Store For Anime Expo 2017

San Francisco, CA – VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media), a premier company in the fields of publishing, animation distribution, and global entertainment licensing, announces special guest appearances, panel discussions, autograph sessions, promotional giveaways and a variety of exclusive and pre-street retail items as part of its participation in Anime Expo 2017.

Anime Expo is the largest dedicated anime/manga fan convention in North America and takes place July 1st–4th, 2017 at the Los Angeles Convention Center in Los Angeles, CA. Tickets and full details are available at: Anime-Expo.org. VIZ Media will be located on the main convention floor in Booth #2206.

VIZ Media is excited to welcome FOOD WARS! manga co-creator Yuto Tsukuda as an Anime Expo Guest of Honor. Catch him live in person for several panel discussions and autograph events throughout the weekend. Attendees are also invited to a series of exciting panel sessions on JOJO’S BIZARRE ADVENTURE, SAILOR MOON, BORUTO: NARUTO NEXT GENERATIONS, and WEEKLY SHONEN JUMP.

The in-booth VIZ Media retail area (#2206) located in the main hall will offer a variety of must-have Anime Expo convention exclusives. Each purchase comes with a special VIZ Media 2017 exclusive limited edition tote bag offered in three designs. Select from SAILOR MOON, Shonen Jump (featuring ONE-PUNCH MAN and BORUTO), or POKÉMON themed tote bags.

Notable VIZ Media Anime Expo exclusives and presales include:

    FOOD WARS! Vol. 19 - $10
        Latest volume of the series available ahead of street-date
    ONE-PUNCH MAN and ONE PIECE Manga Replicas - $15 each
        Exclusive from Japan!
    ONE-PUNCH MAN Oppai T-Shirt - $20
        Exclusive VIZ Media color edition
    SAILOR MOON CRYSTAL Season III T-Shirt - $15
        2017 exclusive design!

Special Pre-Street & Pre-Order Items:

    THE LEGEND OF ZELDA: FOUR SWORDS – LEGENDARY EDITION - $15
    POKÉMON ADVENTURES 20TH ANNIVERSARY ILLUSTRATION BOOK - $25
    VAMPIRE KNIGHT: MEMORIES, Vol. 1 - $10
    JOJO’S BIZARRE ADVENTURE Season 1 Blu-ray Set Pre-Order - $65
        Pre-Order the set at the VIZ Media booth and receive an exclusive bandana as your gift with purchase

Special Bundles And Gift With Purchases:

    ONE-PUNCH MAN Starter Bundle - $60
        Includes ONE-PUNCH MAN Limited Edition Blu-ray Set and Vol. 1 manga; also receive an exclusive Hero Association silvertone metal pin
    BORUTO Starter Bundle - $32
        Includes BORUTO: NARUTO THE MOVIE Combo Pack and BORUTO: NARUTO NEXT GENERATIONS Vol. 1 manga; also receive an exclusive BORUTO postcard set
    Premium WEEKLY SHONEN JUMP Annual Subscription - $30
        Includes an exclusive WEEKLY SHONEN JUMP hat and YU-GI-OH! trading cards, Apprentice Illusion Magician and Galaxy Eyes Cipher Blade Dragon

Other fun activities taking place at the VIZ Media booth will include:

    SAILOR MOON CRYSTAL Quest for New Power

Help the Sailor Guardians on their quest and win a special prize from Sailor Moon herself!

    ONE-PUNCH MAN – What Hero Rank Are You?

Find out your Hero Association Rank!

    Manga sampler, poster and postcard giveaways

Stop by the VIZ Media booth’s front desk for a variety of freebies!

VIZ Media Anime Expo Panels & Special Events Include:

Saturday, July 1st

1:30pm – 2:30pm -VIZ Media Panel (Petree Hall / Room LP1)

Don’t miss it! Catch special announcements, exclusive first looks, and prizes.

4:00pm - Yuto Tsukuda Autograph Session

Anime Expo Autograph Signing Area
Meet FOOD WARS! co-creator Yuto Tsukuda and receive a personally signed shikishi art board. For more information, please visit: Anime-Expo.org/how-to-get-an-autograph.

6:30pm – 7:30pm - WEEKLY SHONEN JUMP Official Panel

LACC Room 408AB / Room LP3
Find out about the LATEST developments on new Shonen Jump series, fan favorites, and special guest, Yuto Tsukuda!

Sunday, July 2nd

11:20am - Yuto Tsukuda Autograph Session

Anime Expo Autograph Signing Area
An encore opportunity to meet Yuto Tsukuda, and receive a personalized shikishi art board!

2:30pm – 4:00pm - VIZ Media FOOD WARS Panel

LACC Room 408AB / Room LP3
Join VIZ Media and Warner Bros. Japan in welcoming the co-creator of the saucy culinary manga FOOD WARS! Tsukuda Sensei, along with his Japanese and English editors, will discuss the creative process behind the hit series.

5:00pm - JOJO’S BIZARRE ADVENTURE Cast Signing

VIZ Media Booth #2206
Meet English Voice Actors Patrick Seitz (Dio) and Matt Mercer (Jotaro) from the legendary series’ Season 2, STARDUST CRUSADERS and get a signed poster.

7:30pm – 9:00pm - JOJO’S BIZARRE ADVENTURE Official Panel

Room LP1 / Petree Hall
Join the voice cast of JOJO’S BIZARRE ADVENTURE for a celebration of this epic series with special guests and surprises!

Monday, July 3rd

11:00am – 1:00pm - SAILOR MOON Official Panel

Room LP1 / Petree Hall
Join many members from the staff and cast of SAILOR MOON and SAILOR MOON CRYSTAL for a festive time filled with news and updates from everyone's favorite Guardians of Love and Justice.

11:30am - Yuto Tsukuda Autograph Session

Kinokuniya Anime Expo Booth #3700
This signing event will be limited to the first 100 customers that purchase a VIZ Media FOOD WARS! manga at the Kinokuniya booth during Anime Expo. Please see the Kinokuniya booth for more information.

2:00pm - SAILOR MOON Voice Cast Autograph Session

Anime Expo Autograph Signing Area
Don’t miss the chance to meet the English voice cast of SAILOR MOON. The first 100 people will receive a signed personalized poster.

5:30pm - Yuto Tsukuda Autograph Session

Barnes & Noble at The Grove
This off-site signing will be limited to the first 100 customers that purchase a FOOD WARS! manga title at the Grove location on July 3rd. Contact the store directly for more information. **Note – this appearance is not affiliated with Anime Expo.

Tuesday, July 4th

1:00pm – 2:00pm -SHONEN JUMP Presents BORUTO: NARUTO NEXT GENERATIONS Official Panel

Room LP3 / LACC 408AB
Meet the English voice cast of the hit film, BORUTO: NARUTO THE MOVIE! We'll be talking about the movie, manga and the all-new TV series streaming each week on VIZ.com!

For additional information anime and manga titles distributed and published by VIZ Media, please visit VIZ.com.


About VIZ Media, LLC
Established in 1986, VIZ Media is the premier company in the fields of publishing, animation distribution, and global entertainment licensing. Along with its popular digital magazine WEEKLY SHONEN JUMP and blockbuster properties like NARUTO, DRAGON BALL, SAILOR MOON, and POKÉMON, VIZ Media offers an extensive library of titles and original content in a wide variety of book and video formats, as well as through official licensed merchandise. Owned by three of Japan's largest publishing and entertainment companies, Shueisha Inc., Shogakukan Inc., and Shogakukan-Shueisha Productions, Co., Ltd., VIZ Media is dedicated to bringing the best titles for English-speaking audiences worldwide.

Learn more about VIZ Media and its properties at VIZ.com.

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BOOM Studios! Gets Major Investment from 20th Century Fox

Twentieth Century Fox Film Announces Strategic Investment in Comic Book and Graphic Novel Publisher BOOM! Studios

Deal Also Extends Film and Television First Looks with BOOM!

LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Twentieth Century Fox Film (TCFF) today announced a strategic investment in award-winning comic book and graphic novel publisher BOOM! Studios.

    “We look forward to the projects we have with them ahead, and are proud to have an opportunity to further energize their storytelling through this partnership.”

The investment gives TCFF a significant minority stake in the largest independently-controlled comic book and graphic novel library. Differing from other major publishers in the space, BOOM! partners with creators to share ownership of original series.

“We’re committed to fostering an environment that welcomes and supports artists and storytellers, and this investment in BOOM! allows us to work even more closely with their incredible stable of writers and artists,” said TCFF CEO and Chairman Stacey Snider. “We look forward to the projects we have with them ahead, and are proud to have an opportunity to further energize their storytelling through this partnership.”

“Fox’s investment will fuel BOOM!’s generation of more original content like Lumberjanes, Mouse Guard, and Grass Kings. Fox has been an incredibly supportive partner and our creative alliance has been tremendously successful — high level directors, big screenwriters, and marquee talent have found BOOM! an attractive platform. Now BOOM! can greenlight more new series from comic book creators, deepen its distribution relationships, and widen its marketing reach. Great news for our creators, retail partners, and fans. Fox is committed to BOOM!’s creators through this deal and it means BOOM! will have better support and resources to publish world class content,” says Ross Richie, CEO and Founder of BOOM! Studios.

Over the past four years, BOOM! has been the fastest growing company in the comic book Direct Market, winning the industry’s “Best Publisher” Gem Award seven of the past eight years; an array of Eisner and Harvey Awards; the 2016 and 2017 GLAAD Media Awards; and along the way publishing a string of New York Times best-selling graphic novels.

The publisher entered a first-look film deal with TCFF in the Fall of 2013 and currently has in development with the studio Irredeemable, the James Wan-created comic book Malignant Man, Imagine Agents, Mouse Guard, and Lumberjanes, among many others. TCFF is currently in post-production on a feature film based on BOOM!’s The Empty Man, from the graphic novel by Cullen Bunn and Vanesa R. Del Rey.

BOOM! has also had a first-look deal for television rights with 20th Century Fox Television since 2014.

Both deals will be extended as part of TCFF’s investment in the Company.


ABOUT BOOM! STUDIOS
BOOM! Studios was founded by Ross Richie in 2005 with the singular focus of creating world-class comic book and graphic novel storytelling for all audiences. Through the development of four distinct imprints — BOOM! Studios, BOOM! Box, KaBOOM!, and Archaia — BOOM! has produced award-winning original work, including Lumberjanes, The Woods, Giant Days, Klaus, and Mouse Guard, while also breaking new ground with established licenses such as WWE, Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, Cartoon Network, and Jim Henson Company properties. BOOM! will also bring their original series to life through unique first-look relationships with 20th Century Fox for film and with Fox Television for the small screen. Please visit www.boom-studios.com for more information. For news and more from BOOM! Studios, stay tuned to www.boom-studios.com and follow @boomstudios on Twitter.

ABOUT 20th CENTURY FOX FILM
One of the world’s largest producers and distributors of motion pictures, 20th Century Fox Film produces, acquires and distributes motion pictures throughout the world. These motion pictures are produced or acquired by the following units of 20th Century Fox Film: Twentieth Century Fox, Fox 2000 Pictures, Fox Searchlight Pictures, Fox International Productions and Twentieth Century Fox Animation.

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Tuesday, June 20, 2017

DC Comics from Diamond Distributors for June 21, 2017

DC COMICS

APR170266    ALL STAR BATMAN #11    $4.99
APR170267    ALL STAR BATMAN #11 ALBURQUERQUE VAR ED    $4.99
APR170268    ALL STAR BATMAN #11 FIUMARA VAR ED    $4.99
APR170271    AQUAMAN #25    $3.99
APR170272    AQUAMAN #25 VAR ED    $3.99
APR178934    BATMAN #24 2ND PTG    $2.99
APR170281    BATMAN #25    $3.99
APR170282    BATMAN #25 VAR ED    $3.99
APR170283    BATWOMAN #4    $3.99
APR170284    BATWOMAN #4 VAR ED    $3.99
APR170401    CAVE CARSON HAS A CYBERNETIC EYE #9 (MR)    $3.99
APR170402    CAVE CARSON HAS A CYBERNETIC EYE #9 VAR ED (MR)    $3.99
APR170380    DC COMICS BOMBSHELLS #29    $3.99
MAR170418    DC COMICS BOMBSHELLS TP VOL 04 QUEENS    $19.99
JAN170427    DC DESIGNER SER JOKER BY BRIAN BOLLAND STATUE    $150.00
MAR170353    DC SUPER HERO GIRLS TP VOL 03 SUMMER OLYMPUS    $9.99
MAR170423    DEATH OF HAWKMAN TP    $16.99
JAN170390    DOOM PATROL THE SILVER AGE OMNIBUS HC    $99.99
APR170301    GREEN ARROW #25    $3.99
APR170302    GREEN ARROW #25 VAR ED    $3.99
APR170305    GREEN LANTERNS #25    $3.99
APR170306    GREEN LANTERNS #25 VAR ED    $3.99
APR170313    HARLEY QUINN #22    $2.99
APR170314    HARLEY QUINN #22 VAR ED    $2.99
MAR170404    HARLEY QUINN TP VOL 02 JOKER LOVES HARLEY (REBIRTH)    $16.99
APR170382    INJUSTICE 2 #4    $2.99
APR170319    JUSTICE LEAGUE #23    $2.99
APR170320    JUSTICE LEAGUE #23 VAR ED    $2.99
MAR170412    JUSTICE LEAGUE VS SUICIDE SQUAD HC (REBIRTH)    $29.99
APR170363    LOBO ROAD RUNNER SPECIAL #1    $4.99
APR170364    LOBO ROAD RUNNER SPECIAL #1 VAR ED    $4.99
APR170398    MAD MAGAZINE #546    $5.99
MAR170405    NEW SUPER MAN TP VOL 01 MADE IN CHINA (REBIRTH)    $16.99
APR170329    NIGHTWING #23    $2.99
APR170330    NIGHTWING #23 VAR ED    $2.99
APR170394    ODYSSEY OF THE AMAZONS #6 (OF 6)    $3.99
APR170343    SUPER SONS #5    $3.99
APR170344    SUPER SONS #5 VAR ED    $3.99
MAR170428    SUPERBOY AND THE LEGION OF SUPERHEROES HC VOL 01    $49.99
APR170341    SUPERMAN #25    $3.99
APR170342    SUPERMAN #25 VAR ED    $3.99
MAR170432    SUPERMAN THE GOLDEN AGE TP VOL 03    $29.99
APR170397    TEEN TITANS GO #22    $2.99
APR170351    TRINITY #10    $3.99
APR170352    TRINITY #10 VAR ED    $3.99
APR170376    WILD STORM #5    $3.99
APR170377    WILD STORM #5 LEE VAR ED    $3.99
APR170378    WILD STORM #5 SHALVEY VAR ED    $3.99
APR170367    WONDER WOMAN TASMANIAN DEVIL SPECIAL #1    $4.99
APR170368    WONDER WOMAN TASMANIAN DEVIL SPECIAL #1 VAR ED    $4.99