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We meet once a month to discuss comic books past, present, and future. Come with your ideas and geekieness. Feel free to bring snacks or drinks.

EVERYONE IS WELCOME. This is the perfect opportunity to learn about comics and discover something new. You don’t have to be a comic book aficionado to attend. These meetings are meant to introduce people to new comic books as well as to discuss current titles they may be reading.

Don’t worry if you haven’t read this months reading list. Come join us anyway and decide if the books we are discussing sound interesting enough for you to pick them up on your own.

We will be meeting at

The Cypress Gardens Clubhouse

520 Hibiscus Dr. Redlands. CA 92373

The book club will be held on May 17th at 7:30pm.

This months reading list is:

Revival

Invincible (comic) Vol 1 AND 2

Wynonna Earp

Source: Inland Empire Comic Book Club Meeting: May | Forbidden Panel

Everyone always says that they don’t have enough time. Or that it is hard to set aside time to create, write, or draw. Well, we are giving you that time. You don’t have to stay all 24 hrs. Hell you don’t even have to come. But if you are tired of trying to find the time to do the things you want to do then come on down and use this as an excuse. Continue reading

Convention season is in full swing and Forbidden Panel is right where we want to be: right in the middle of it! We received a wonderful response from old and new fans welcoming us back to Wonder Con in Anaheim this year. AJ Herrera and crew introduced several new books, as well as creating a new fan base for our existing titles.

On Friday night after a full first day at the convention, we had our annual Wonder Con company dinner.  The food was terrific and the company was even better. Our friends and family showed up to hang out, talk about the day, and make plans for the rest of the weekend.

There were many highlights to the first convention of the season that included Forbidden Panel. These included admiring the many, amazing cosplayers wandering around the convention center, meeting and sharing our books with popular celebrities, and for me (Andrea), it was attending the Lucifer Panel on Sunday.

April was a busy month for us that also included our 24-hour Create Something Day. “Create Something Day” has become a way for members of Forbidden Panel, as well as other artists and creators, to come together and work on their projects over a 24-hour period. It’s a fun a way to finish projects, visit with like minded individuals and at times catch up on your favorite movies. Check our Facebook page for the next one!

Stay tuned for our coming events, as May is going to be another exciting month for us. We can’t wait to share it with all of you!

For any additional information about upcoming events or press releases, contact Andrea at andi@forbiddenpanel.com

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Warner Bros is making a big move in digital with one of its flagship brands. Warner Bros and DC Entertainment are behind a new, DC-branded service that will debut in 2018 with two high-profile comic book-themed original TV series: the live-action Titans, from the king of the CW DC universe Greg Berlanti, Akiva Goldsman, Geoff Johns, Sarah Schechter and Warner Bros TV, and the anticipated revival of cult animated series Young Justice, from Warner Bros Animation. It will be titled Young Justice: Outsiders. Continue reading

PLAY ARTS KAI CONJURES DOCTOR STRANGE FIGURE

Stephen Strange was once the world’s foremost neurosurgeons until he lost the use of his hands in terrible accident. In trying to reclaim their use, he traveled the world and ultimately became one of its most powerful mystics, earning him the moniker of Sorcerer Supreme.

 

With the Marvel hero receiving more attention with the release of “Doctor Strange,” Square Enix’s Play Arts Kai line is offering up its own take on the Master of the Mystic Arts with this new collectible figure.

Standing about 10.5 inches tall, Marvel Universe Variant Play Arts Kai Doctor Strange radiates with mystical might. Highly articulated, the figure spots his signature Cloak of Levitation, which can be inverted for numerous poses. Strange comes equipped with seven interchangeable hands, magic glyphs and effects made with translucent materials, and a display stand.

Available for preorder from Square Enix for $149.99, Marvel Universe Variant Play Arts Kai Doctor Strange is expected to ship in November, just about the time Benedict Cumberbatch reprises his role as the Sorcerer Supreme in director Taika Waititi’s “Thor: Ragnarok.” He’ll return once more in “Avengers: Infinity War,” which opens May 4, 2018.

 

 

 

Source: Play Arts Kai Conjures Doctor Strange Figure – CBR

“Sinister” and “Doctor Strange” director Scott Derrickson has been hired to helm at least the pilot and potentially several episodes of the TV series adaptation of Joe Hill’s comic “Locke and Key”.

The series, which ran from 2008-2013, follows three siblings who return to their family estate in Massachusetts after the gruesome death of their father.

Once there, they discover magical keys that grant special powers and open strange doors that change those who dare to walk through them. Unfortunately, they’re not the only ones interested in these mysterious artifacts, as a supernatural force is also after them and trying to force them to open the most terrible door of them all. Continue reading

Tencent Pictures is teaming with Channing Tatum and Reid Carolin’s Free Association to produce a film adaptation of the comic “Zombie Brother”.

The top title on Tencent’s digital comics platform, the story follows a young man who lives in H City which has a populous slowly turning into zombies via contaminated water. As they devour one another and evolve in different ways, the young man seeks escape.

The comic has already been adapted in China as a hit animated series and stage play, but Tencent and Free Association plan to develop it for the international market with this.

Matt Lieberman will pen the script while David Sandberg (“Kung Fury”) is attached to direct. Tatum, Carolin, and Peter Kiernan will produce.

Source: Variety

Source: Channing Tatum Has A “Zombie Brother” – Dark Horizons

After being praised for its promotion of diversity, a Marvel executive suggested this weekend that the publishing company’s newest superheroes may have caused a slump in comic book sales.

Last week, while at the Marvel Retailer Summit, Marvel’s senior vice president of print, sales, and marketing, David Gabriel, created an uproar after implying that the addition of racially diverse and female characters could have led to a sales decline.

“What we heard was that people didn’t want any more diversity,” Gabriel told iCv2 after being asked what contributed to changes in customer tastes that led to a drop in sales in October-November. “They didn’t want female characters out there. That’s what we heard, whether we believe that or not.”

He also cited economic reasons and Marvel’s release of “too much product” as other possible causes for the downturn in sales. Continue reading

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