Tagged: 3D

TURTLE FIGHTING LEAGUE

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The funky cool DC Villain month covers continue to march upon the shelves, making all other books jealous. YES, I would like a 3D lenticular Penguin cover! Thank you, Batman 23, that is ever so polite of you! So shiny! So motion-y.

By comparison, all other comics seem as boring as a rained out golf match. IF we could judge books by their covers, then I’d say that DC is winning this month. BUT WE CAN’T, because the government won’t let us. Thanks a lot, Bloomberg.

DEV’S “I HAVE A DREAM” SPEECH

Occasionally, through deep meditation and special herbs, I have flashes of insight and knowledge beyond my ken. I do my best to share these brain burst with you, my readers, in the hopes that you will be seeds in the fertile soil of the marketplace and sprout the fruit of my visions through consumer action.

We need a crossover where Gamera fights the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles!

I leave this up to IDW to arrange. After all, they currently have the TMNT license, as evidenced by their Classic Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Vol 6 and The New Animated TMNT #3 on the shelves this week. They ALSO have an amazing talent for publishing inter company material, as evidences by their incredible artist additions of some top quality work from Marvel, Dark Horse and more. TRUE, there is no DC artist editions yet, but there are MAD artist editions and MAD, like DC, is a Warner IP.

Third, IDW has done a great job of crossovers! Under IDW Popeye has fought off the Mars Attacks Martians. The Ghostbusters have fought off Cthulhu. BOTH Star Trek and the Transformers fought off a zombie invasion borne of the Robots and Zombies universe!

Dark Horse published some Gamera books in the not too distant past. Who knows who currently holds the license. I’m sure IDW can get to the bottom of it.

FRIENEMIES IN A HALF SHELL

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Gamera, for the three of you not in the know and the hundreds of you who are pretending like you do, is a giant mutant turtle with tusks who is the Pepsi to Godzilla’s Coke. They inhabit different worlds but accomplish the same goal…stripping the paint off of cars through stomping and fire breathing! YES Gamera is predominantly a good guy (or girl. I don’t mean to make gender stereotypes of turtles through my ignorance) as are the TMNT. How to make these erstwhile allied fight?

SIMPLE: Using the current turtle comic continuity, Krang uses his dimensional portal to bring in a monster capable of destroying the city. This monster is none other than Gyaos, the winged arch meanie of Gamera! Gamera is drawn to the fight, but the turtles mistake him for their enemy and go at him with deadly ninja force!

Should this be a hit (and how could it not) we can get right on to the follow up, Gamera Vs. TMNT Vs. Blastoise! Nintendo are notoriously stingy with sharing their IPs, so this may be a bit of a long shot. Plus we all know Mega Evolved Blastoise would win.

A PLEA FOR SANITY

Though originally solicited about a month ago, Previews is reporting that Sam Henderson’s Magic Whistle #13 is shipping this week. Who am I to argue with Previews? Let’s say, hypothetically, that I am wrong and Magic Whistle has already shipped.

Let this serve as a REMINDER to pick up a copy. Sam Henderson is to comics as Gallagher is to the fruit smoothie industry, which is to say a subtle genius ahead of his time. Don’t be put off by the art, which admittedly looks like a cross between Hello Kitty and Guernica. The Magic Whistle will genuinely make you smile, laugh, and believe in the healing powers of idiocy.

NEXT WEEK: Unkiedev pitches his incredible Big Bird Vs. Killer Shrike comic idea, and we print an apology to everybody who actually purchased Magic Whistle #13 based on this column. An apology, but not a retraction. “I’m sorry you can’t appreciate the greatest comics genius of our time.” THERE’S your apology, philistine!

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Win a Chance to See PARANORMAN!

To celebrate the release of the new 3D stop-animated film PARANORMAN,  from the company behind the Academy Award-nominated animated feature Coraline, were giving away 10 prize packs of movie memorabilia including: a pair of run of engagement passes to see the movie at a NYC theatre, a copy of the novel  and a pair of “zombie slippers,” just like the ones worn by Norman in the movie!

To enter,  email your name and contact information to:

PARANORMAN@fpnyc.com

All entries must be received by August 14th!

PARANORMAN opens nationwide in theatres on August 17th.

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Thursday Morning Resident Evil Trailer Screening With Milla Jovovich

Forbidden Planet and Screen Gems invite you to the Exclusive World Premiere of the 3D trailer for the highly-anticipated fifth installment of the Resident Evil series, Resident Evil: Retribution, with an in-person Q&A with star Milla Jovovich and exclusive footage from the film!  Not to mention free promo items for those first in line and free popcorn and soda for everyone! Mark your calendars for this Thursday, June 14 at 10:30am.

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Come by the shop now to pick up your ticket while supply lasts.  Forbidden Planet NYC is located at 840 Broadway, corner of 13th St, NY NY 10003.

*Tickets admit two but do not guarantee entry.  Forbidden Planet will not “hold” any tickets under any circumstance.  Arrive early to this screening.  See more small print below.

THURSDAY, JUNE 14

10:30  a.m.

Regal Union Square

850 Broadway @ 13th Street

New York City

Be the first to see exclusive footage of the film!  Be the first to arrive to receive a t-shirt and other fun promotional items from the movie!

Everyone in the audience will receive a complimentary popcorn and soda!

The wildly successful film franchise adaptation that has grossed nearly $700 million worldwide to the  popular video game series, Resident Evil, returns in its highly anticipated fifth installment, RESIDENT EVIL: RETRIBUTION, written and directed by Paul W.S. Anderson, in state-of-the art 3D.

The Umbrella Corporation’s deadly T-virus continues to ravage the Earth, transforming the global population into legions of the flesh eating Undead. The human race’s last and only hope, ALICE (Milla Jovovich), awakens in the heart of Umbrella’s most clandestine operations facility and unveils more of her mysterious past as she delves further into the complex. Without a safe haven, Alice continues to hunt those responsible for the outbreak; a chase that takes her from Tokyo to New York, Washington, D.C. and Moscow, culminating in a mind-blowing revelation that will force her to rethink everything that she once thought to be true. Aided by newfound allies and familiar friends, Alice must fight to survive long enough to escape a hostile world on the brink of oblivion. The countdown has begun.

This film is not yet rated by the MPAA.

*THE SMALL PRINT:

Theater is overbooked to ensure a full house.  Arrive early.  Seating is first-come, first-served.   No one will be admitted without a ticket or after the screening begins.  Theater is not responsible for overbooking.  This pass is the property of Screen Gems who reserves the right to refuse,revoke or limit admission at the discretion of an authorized studio and/or theater representative at any time.  Please be advised that all bags and/or purses are subject to search.  Absolutely no cameras or recording devices of any kind will be allowed in the theater.

IN THEATERS NATIONWIDE SEPTEMBER 14!

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