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Last night I headed out to Wondercomics in Yucaipa, CA to join them in celebrating the midnight release of Dark Knights: Metal. For those who are unfamiliar with it, this is DC’s newest annual crossover comic book event. Normally, I avoid midnight release parties like the plague because I hadn’t been excited for any comic book titles. The last midnight book release I went to was for the last Harry Potter book.
What brought me out this time? Well, while I was at San Diego Comic Con this year I happened across an image for the cover. It contained the Bat symbol over a gear. As hard I could try, I couldn’t make it past the crazy crowd in my wheelchair so I was unable to get into the DC booth to gain more information. Continue reading
In this episode AJ reviews Spider-Man Homecoming.
Also, AJ sits down with James Ninness to discuss his newest book John Carpenter’s Tales of Science Fiction: Vault issue #1.
I must first begin by apologizing for the lateness of this post. I had meant to post it sooner, but as soon as I got home from the show I became so swamped that I was never able to write about it. Please don’t take the 2 week buffer between the end of the show and my post as any indication relating to my feelings on the show.
In our 178th episode, Anthony has gone missing and left AJ all to himself. Tune in to hear how awkward and uncomfortable AJ seems as he covers the news and reviews Alien: Covenant.
Curious as to why your Wondercon badge has a picture of some people and the words Midnight, Texas on it? Well wonder (see what I did there) no more!!
The official trailer for Midnight, Texas has been released along with some info.
Based on the horror novel series by “True Blood” author Charlaine Harris. The series premieres Tuesday, July 25th on NBC.
“The Tudors” actor Francois Arnaud stars as Manfred, a charming, powerful psychic who can communicate with spirits and finds safety in Midnight surrounding himself with both human and supernatural allies.
Other characters include pawn shop owner Bobo (Dylan Bruce), the witch Fiji (Parisa Fitz-Henley), the mysterious assassin Olivia (Arielle Kebbel), the angel Joe (Jason Lewis), the vampire Lemuel (Peter Mensah), aspiring writer Creek (Sarah Ramos), and Rev. Emilio Sheehan (Yul Vazquez).
The trick is to watch multiple times so you can catch all the easter eggs.
We all remember our first don’t we? The first time we see them on screen. The first time we hang their poster on the wall. The first time we watch another movie just because they are in it. Our first celebrity crush. Well, she was mine.
I first “met” Carrie Fisher in the iconic role of Princess Leia in Star Wars when it came out in 1977. I was only 4 at the time but I knew then that we had something special. The way she lit up the screen was magical for me.
I followed her on to some of the other films she was in. Always looking out for that smile and twinkle in her eye. I was surprised by her cameos and even more impressed by her writing. And when she made her big comeback, there was no one more excited than me.
It now saddens me that she has passed. She had managed to work her way into the lives of millions of fans throughout the world. We will miss you Carrie. We will miss your candor and honesty. But most of all, we will miss your smile.
Carrie Fisher is survived by her mother, Debbie Reynolds and daughter, Billie Lourd. We here at Forbidden Panel send them and her friends and family and her millions of fans our condolences.