Forbidden Panel

In this episode, Martin and AJ discuss their top 3 comics and movies for 2012.

They also discuss what they are looking forward to in 2013 as well as cover all the latest news.

Fans of the acclaimed “Portal” video game series likely recognized the voice of psychotic operating system GlaDOS in last month’s trailer for Guillermo del Toro’s “Pacific Rim.”del Toro On GlaDOS Use In "Pacific Rim"

Out doing promotion for “Mama”, del Toro revealed that he got Valve’s permission to use voice actress Ellen McLain for the trailer for his monsters vs. giant robots movie.

Del Toro says: “I wanted very much to have her, because I’m a big Portal fan. But just as a wink. She’s not cake-obsessed. She’s not out to destroy humanity. I said, ‘Look, there’s no A.I. I’d rather have than GlaDOS.'”

He added that in the final film, the voice of the robot A.I. will be less like the voice heard in the games: “The filter we’re using is slightly less GLaDOS. Slightly. The one in the trailer I wanted to be full-on GlaDOS.”

via del Toro On GlaDOS Use In “Pacific Rim” | News | Dark Horizons.

Come join our friends John Narcomey and James Ninness at 4 Color Fantasies on January 23rd for their release party for the Dust: Withered Earth trade paperback.  It should be an awesome time!!


Please join Forbidden Panel’s and Rivets Comics own Lou Guevara at the Queen Bean Art Night on January 1st in Yucaipa.  Amongst all of the other prints he will have available, here are the 2 latest ones!


20th Century Fox has picked up the film rights to Top Cow’s one-shot 2011 sci-fi thriller comic “Theory of Everything” by Dan Casey and Nick Nantell.

Fox, Constantin Pick Up Sci-Fi Works | News | Dark Horizons

The story follows a disgraced scientist as he seeks to rescue his thought-dead wife from a parallel dimension. Dan Jinks “American Beauty,” “Milk” will produce.

Meanwhile, Constantin Film have acquired the film rights to Neal Shusterman’s 2007 young-adult sci-fi novel “Unwind”. Robert Kulzer, Marc Benardout, Catherine Kimmel, Julian Stone and Charlotte Stoudt will produce.

The story is set in a dystopian future after the Second Civil War, a world in which teenagers’ parents can decide if they want their children’s organs transplanted into different donors at Harvest Camps — a process known as being “unwound.”

via Fox, Constantin Pick Up Sci-Fi Works | News | Dark Horizons.

We finally get to the winner of the 2nd Annual IE Zombie Beauty Pageant, the Queen herself, Jasmine Garcia.

As well as the Comic Book Live participants!!

Valhalla Entertainment, Toei Animation and All Nippon Entertainment Works are teaming to develop Toei’s iconic but short-lived 1970s anime property “Gaiking” into a live-action feature for the international market.Hurd To Produce Live-Action "Gaiking"

The story follows a young man who is recruited to serve as the lead pilot for the Super Robot Gaiking.

When Earth is threatened, he emerges as the only one who can pilot the massive robot. He and his fellow co-pilots must fight off an alien force.

The anime became part of the “Shogun Warriors” toyline and later was aired under the name “Force Five” in Western markets in the early 1980s.

Gale Ann Hurd, Yoshi Ikezawa and Joseph Chou will produce. No screenwriter is yet attached.

In this episode, AJ takes some time to talk to one of the IE Zombie Beauty Pageants contestants, Marissa Dollins about her character Toxiana!!

Warning, this interview is over an hour long.  You’ve been warned!

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