Once again, “Geek Couture” has invaded San Diego Comic-Con. The epicenter of geek fashion, the 4th annual Her Universe Fashion Show, presented by Her Universe and Hot Topic, debuted 25 stunning fashions inspired by the sci-fi and pop culture world on Thursday, July 20. Only two designers could ultimately win the grand prize – the opportunity to design a fashion collection with Her Universe Founder Ashley Eckstein for Hot Topic. But this year – for the first time ever – the judges declared a tie, and three designers were awarded the grand prize!
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Let’s talk Hall-H Lines
Let’s talk Hall-H Lines
For those of you who don’t know, Hall-H is the largest hall at San Diego Comic Con. Within its mighty belly, 6,500 lucky attendees sit in heavenly bliss as they are treated to exclusive trailers and clips. The lines for Hall H are the most demoralizing lines in all of Comic Con. Think waiting three hours to get into an interactive zone is three hours too long? Try camping out over night. Hell, try camping out in line days before your panel even begins. That’s the reality of Hall-H lines. Only the most loyal fans will ever get to see the inside of Hall-H.
I’ve made it in three times and was hoping to add a fourth wristband to my collection but a number of factors worked against me this year.
We Are All Heroes Panel Highlights
#WeAreAllHeroes: The Changing Landscape of Comics, Geekdom and Fanboy Culture
Featuring a diverse range of talent, including Sal Masekela (media personality), Gina Prince-Bythewood (film director, Love & Basketball),Malcolm Barrett (actor, Timeless), Lewis Tan (actor, Iron Fist) and MURS (rapper), the We Are All Heroes panel touched on diversity in fanboy culture, giving multicultural voices the opportunity to discuss their own experiences in entertainment.
Comic-Con 2017 Snap Shots
‘Shed’ #1-3 dares us to change the future
Writers: Ken Spevergav and Obie Scott Wade
Art: Steve Beach
Colors: Jay Fotos
Publisher: Sabotage Industries
Earth has chosen her new champion and it isn’t mankind. The Sarx, a new race of skinless homo sapiens with mysterious powers, have been selected to take over as stewards of the planet.
Shed, a graphic sci-fi horror comic, deals with man’s potential downfall due to willful intolerance. Nature may have selected the Sarx, but man may be choosing his own extinction.
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‘Shirtless Bear Fighter’ #1 bares all
SHIRTLESS BEAR-FIGHTER! #1
Story: Jody Leheup, Sebastian Girner
Art: Mike Spicer, Nil Vendrell
Cover: Andrew Robinson
Variant Cover: Andy Suriano, Tom Fowler
Publisher: Image Comics
‘Shirtless Bear-Fighter’ #1 is just as ridiculous as its title suggests. Maybe even more so. Between the superhero origin story that features a baby with a full grown beard and a bribe of two tons of
pancakes flapjacks to fight rogue bears, it’s hard to get through the issue without stopping every page to laugh at the sheer lunacy of the plot.
Of course, this is what makes Shirtless Bear-Fighter worth reading in the first place.
‘Bitch Planet: Triple Feature’ #1 contains a triple threat
Bitch Planet: Triple Feature #1
Story: Andrew Aydin, Cheryl Lynn Eaton, Conley Lyons
Art: Joanna Estep, Maria Fröhlich
Cover: Valentine De Landro
Publisher: Image Comics
In its first anthology, Bitch Planet: Triple Feature #1 successfully expands the Bitch Planet universe by placing working women in the spotlight. Being a woman is a challenge in and of itself. Heading to the workplace only adds to the number of ways “rebellious” women can be called out for their “noncompliance.” Three women who find themselves in precarious workplace situations are Lupe, Anna, and Leslie.
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Remember to Vote!
As you know, Tuesday, November 8, is election day. This year our votes count more than ever. No matter who you want to sit in the oval office for the next four years, get out there and vote. Grab your friends and family and head to polling stations to make sure your voice is heard.
Marvel to offer translated comics…finally
One Hundred of Marvel Best-selling, Collections and Trades Available in French, German, and Italian
Marvel Entertainment, publisher of the most famous Super Heroes in the world — Spider-Man, Captain America, Iron Man, Black Widow, and more, today join forces with Italian publisher, Panini Comics, to launch a vast library of digital Marvel collections and trades individually in French, German, and Italian.
Available on tablets, smartphones, and mobile devices, Panini will launch their translated Marvel trades across the world. The inaugural Marvel and Panini launch catalogue will feature over one hundred Marvel collections which will include some of Marvel’s greatest titles like Civil War, Avengers, Ms. Marvel, Deadpool, and more! Additional Marvel trades are planned to be added each month to offer an even more immersive deep-dive into the Marvel Universe.
“The arrival of the Marvel titles in a digital format has been a long time coming…. It’s probably one of the most anticipated e-book launches ever in our markets — we are proud to have made this happen and to be able to bring the Marvel experience in French, German, and Italian to brand new platforms.” says Panini Publishing Director Marco Lupoi.
“Marvel has become a global brand with fans all around the world,” says Marvel SVP Sales and Marketing, David Gabriel. “The partnership with Panini will allow us to introduce Marvel’s rich history of action-packed stories to new audiences who are curious about the continuing adventures of the Avengers, Spider-Man, Black Panther, and the rest of the vast Marvel Universe.”
Marvel digital trades, translated by Panini, are now available through comiXology, Amazon Kindle, Google Play Books, Apple iBooks, Kobo, and more.