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Nightwing to star in new live-action TV show ‘Titans’


Warner Bros. and DC Comics are looking to team with television network TNT for a live-action Teen Titans show, Titans. The “Teen” label is being dropped so that the show can take a more adult approach.

Titans will star Batman’s sidekick Dick Grayson. In the pilot, Grayson “emerges from the shadow of Batman to become Nightwing, the leader of a fearless band of new Super Heroes including Starfire, Raven and many others. Titans is a dramatic adventure series that will explore and celebrate one of the most popular comic book titles ever.”

Akiva Goldsman (Fringe, I Am Legend) will serve as the writer/executive producer, with Warner Horizon Television producing.

The series hasn’t been officially picked up by TNT yet, so stay tuned to Batman News for all the latest. Does Titan sound like a show that you’d be interested in? Leave your thoughts in the comments below.

SOURCE: Entertainment Weekly

via Nightwing to star in new live-action TV show ‘Titans’ – Batman News.

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2014 I.E. Zombie Beauty Pageant Press Release

Due to circumstances beyond our control, Forbidden Panel will be postponing the Inland Empire Zombie Beauty Pageant until 2015.  We apologize to all of our fans for this unfortunate turn of events.  But don’t worry, we promise to be back bigger and better in 2015.

Look for us out and about this fall.  We will be participating in several events throughout Southern California.

If you would like to have Forbidden Panel, the Zombie Kill Squad (ZKS) and/or the 2013 I.E. Zombie Beauty Queen participate in any of your events please email our Press & Media Coordinator, Andrea Labartunek at:

Don’t forget to check out our comics and calendar of upcoming events!

Thank you!


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Iron Maiden Art Show featuring our own Justin White

Come Spend an evening honoring the music of Iron Maiden

Come Spend an evening honoring the music of Iron Maiden.

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Local Artists Share Their Love Of Zombies Through Gnomes

As we were walking through the endless isles of  vendors at Wondercon, a small booth caught our eye.   Gnomes, garden gnomes they were every where, but these were special.   They were ZOMBIES!!

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Dinner with Forbidden Panel

Start your San Diego Comic Con adventure off at dinner with your favorite creators, artists and writers from Forbidden Panel.  Friends and Fans are invited to join us  for conversation, dinner, and drinks.  You never know who might show up for this event.

Dinner will be at the Strip Club  ( A Steak House), in the  San Diego Gas Lamp District  at 7:30 pm.  This restaurant is  21 and over, make sure you have your ID with you.


For Questions email



See you then.

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Marvel Scraps “Fantastic Four” Comics

Having failed to get back the rights to “Fantastic Four” from 20th Century Fox, Marvel has decided it won’t help out Fox in any way in regards to its upcoming “Fantastic Four” cinematic reboot.

Bleeding Cool reports that Marvel is putting all its “Fantastic Four” comic books on hold.

The characters will still be able to make appearances in other comics, but they won’t be the focus. “Fantastic Four” art has also apparently been removed from Marvel offices.

Marvel tried a less aggressive but similar strategy in regards to “X-Men: Days of Future Past,” a move that has not exactly been successful considering the reviews and business that film has been doing.

via Marvel Scraps “Fantastic Four” Comics | News | Dark Horizons.

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Constantine TV Series Trailer Released Online


Based on the wildly popular DC Comics series “Hellblazer,” seasoned demon hunter and master of the occult John Constantine (Matt Ryan, “Criminal Minds”) specializes in giving hell… hell. Armed with a ferocious knowledge of the dark arts and his wickedly naughty wit, he fights the good fight — or at least he did. With his soul already damned to hell, he’s decided to leave his do-gooder life behind, but when demons target Liv (Lucy Griffiths, “True Blood”), the daughter of one of Constantine’s oldest friends, he’s reluctantly thrust back into the fray – and he’ll do whatever it takes to save her. Before long, it’s revealed that Liv’s “second sight” — an ability to see the worlds behind our world and predict supernatural occurrences — is a threat to a mysterious new evil that’s rising in the shadows. Now it’s not just Liv who needs protection; the angels are starting to get worried too. So, together, Constantine and Liv must use her power and his skills to travel the country, find the demons that threaten our world and send them back where they belong. After that, who knows… maybe there’s hope for him and his soul after all. The cast also includes Harold Perrineau and Charles Halford.

Writer Daniel Cerone (“The Mentalist,” “Dexter”) serves as executive producer with David S. Goyer (“Man of Steel,” “The Dark Knight Rises”). “Constantine” is produced from Bonanza Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television. The show is based upon characters published by DC Entertainment.

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Xbox Announces Originals

Xbox Entertainment announced six committed projects, and programs based on the Deadlands RPG, Chuck Dixon and Jorge Zaffino’s Winterworld, and Warren Ellis’ Gun Machine in development as original programming that will be exclusively available on Microsoft devices, including Xbox 360 and Xbox One.

Committed Xbox Entertainment projects include a Halo live action TV series with Steven Spielberg executive producing; a Halo digital feature exec produced by Ridley Scott and David Zucker; Humans, an adaptation of Swedish science fiction series Real Humans and several reality-based series.  Halo has the best initial merch prospects, with Dark Horse comics and USAopoly tabletop games among others.

Several of the projects in development are also interesting.  A script based on the Pinnacle Entertainment tabletop roleplaying game Deadlands has been ordered.  There has been some other merch based on the RPG over the past few years, including a board game (Twilight Creations) and comics (Image).

A limited event live-action series based on the Winterworld graphic novel by Chuck Dixon and Jorge Zaffino is being co-developed by IDW Entertainment and Xbox Entertainment.  A new comic series from IDW with Dixon writing and Butch Guice art will launch in June.

A pilot script is being written for Gun Machine, based on the hardboiled detective novel by Warren Ellis, with Ellis exec producing with Brett Conrad (Sons of Anarchy), who will also write the script.

Extraordinary Believers, a stop-motion animation series by the creators of Robot Chicken is also in development.

The new Xbox Originals strategy is similar to the exclusive content initiatives of Netflix and Amazon, but is exclusive to particular devices, while Netflix and Amazon are largely device-agnostic.  Xbox Originals will all include interactive features.

via ICv2 – Xbox Announces Originals.

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‘Justice League’ Movie Announced

Warner Bros. President of Worldwide Production has officially confirmed that Warner Bros. will make its long-rumored Justice League movie, according to the Wall Street Journal.  The film will be directed by Zack Snyder, who also directed Man of Steel and will direct Batman vs. Superman.

The core cast will also remain intact, with Henry Cavill, who’s been Superman since Man of Steel, and Ben Affleck and Gal Gadot who are being introduced as Batman and Wonder Woman, respectively, in Batman vs. Superman, appearing as members of Justice League.

Other characters have not been announced, although Cyborg has been cast for Batman vs. Superman which would leave Aquaman, Flash, and Green Lantern to be cast if the “New 52″ roster is used.

Batman vs. Superman has been delayed to May 6, 2016 which suggests 2018 or later for Justice League.  No script has been approved for the film. Warners’ president of worldwide marketing Sue Kroll re-affiirmed the studio’s interest in making a Wonder Woman movie.  “With the right script, that could be made,” she said.  “The world is ready for her.”

via ICv2 – ‘Justice League’ Movie Announced.

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Wondercon 2014

Well the whole staff is back from Wondercon.  We wanted to take this opportunity to thank all of our amazing friends and fans for stopping by our booth.  It was an amazing experience as always.

As a special thank you, here are some of the MANY photos we took while out there.

Our Zombie Beauty Queen and her court had a fantastic time wondering the floor and making new friends.

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