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Berkeley, CA – 21 November 2011 — IMAGE EXPO is coming! Experience the creativity of the men and women making the best creator owned comics in America at this one-of-a-kind celebration commemorating the 20th Anniversary of Image Comics!IMAGE EXPO is a three-day celebration of creator-owned comics happening at the Oakland Convention Center. Image partners Robert Kirkman, Erik Larsen, Todd McFarlane, Marc Silvestri, and Jim Valentino, will be the guests of honor, appearing throughout the weekend for signings, panels, and special events. Other special guests include Image founders Rob Liefeld, and Whilce Portacio, plus the creators of todays best creator-owned comics, including: Joe Casey, Jay Faerber, Jonathan Hickman, Ryan Ottley, Richard Starkings, Fiona Staples, and Brian K. Vaughan.IMAGE EXPO is Northern Californias premiere comic con experience in 2012. The three-day event takes place at the Oakland Convention Center in the heart of the bustling nightlife and restaurant center of downtown Oakland, CA on February 24-25-26.IMAGE EXPO isnt just about Image Comics, its a celebration of independent creativity in comics. The exhibit floor is open to anyone who makes creator-owned comics. Were also going to be hosting unique programming for fans, aspiring creators, and library professionals. Well be continuing our tradition of supporting the Comic Book Legal Defense Funds important work to protect creators and retailers by hosting special events including a massive benefit auction. Get in on the ground floor and sign up for your exhibitor or artist alley space today! Contact info@ImageComicExpo.com for more information about the show and how to sign up to exhibit.
With Roland Emmerich’s sci-fi epic “Singularity” having departed the coveted May 17th 2013 slot, Paramount Pictures has dived right in and slotted the much anticipated “Star Trek” sequel for that date.
Deadline adds that the film will be shown in 3D, but it presently isn’t known if it will be shot that way or converted in post-production. Shooting on the project kicks off January 15th with J.J. Abrams at the helm.
Abrams has also confirmed to MTV News that the rumour of Benicio del Toro as the villain is real, but things are still very early days yet – “Well, we’re just in negotiations, we’re in discussions. It’s not even negotiations, just in discussion. But I would love to work with him. I’ve wanted to work with him for years, and this felt like a good opportunity.”
Finally composer Michael Giacchino has confirmed to Coming Soon that he’ll be returning to compose the film’s score.
The latest issue of Entertainment Weekly contains new photos from Ridley Scott’s upcoming sci-fi epic “Prometheus” showing off what looks to be shots from the same sequence involving several cast members (Noomi Rapace, Michael Fassbender and Logan Marshall-Green) exploring an alien spaceship while two (Charlize Theron, Idris Elba) watch from their own ship. Check out the scans below (via Dread Central):
Syfy has ordered a pilot script for the one-hour drama “Booster Gold” based on the DC Comics franchise. “Fringe” scribe Andrew Kreisberg penned the script and will executive produce says The Hollywood Reporter.The story will center on Booster Gold, a washed-up athlete from the future who travels back to the present in hopes of becoming the greatest super hero of all time.Instead of chasing criminals, however, his main priority is chasing fame and money. But Booster Gold discovers that being a hero takes more than just a megawatt smile. Greg Berlanti “Brothers & Sisters,” “Eli Stone” will also executive produce.The comic book character previously appeared on the animated series “Justice League Unlimited” and made a one episode appearance in the final season of “Smallville”.
Team up with legendary superheroes as they battle evil, avenge dastardly deeds and spread dessert throughout the universe. The action begins in the kitchen, where this cakelet pan brings six favorite Marvel comic-book characters to life.
Empire Magazine has revealed the world’s first magazine covers for “The Dark Knight Rises” with new official shots of Batman (Christian Bale) and Bane (Tom Hardy). Check them out below:
During a press junket for his upcoming film, Flowers Of War actor Christian Bale who is the current reigning Batman on the big screen talked about working with director Christopher Nolan, the entire cast of the Batman film franchise, and The Dark Knight Rises being the final chapter.
“I do not know how much I can say … In general Chris Nolan gets upset if the actors talk too much, he likes to give himself the information …”
“It’s like saying goodbye to an old friend. When you have the opportunity to be a character so many times, you develop another relationship with him, a more profound one.”
SPOILER WARNING: The following story contains mild spoilers for episodes of AMC’s “The Walking Dead” up to but not including last night’s broadcast.
After a record-setting first season introduced the flesh eaters of Robert Kirkman’s acclaimed Image Comics series to millions of viewers last fall, AMC’s “The Walking Dead” seems to have inspired a hunger for more of its mix of human drama and inhuman gore.
The ratings for the Sunday night horror drama have remained strong as the second season has progressed, and AMC has already committed to a third season. On screen, the series has gained mileage out of changes from the “farm” storyline of the comic including a protracted disappearance for young Sophia and an expanded (and recently murderous) role for Rick’s best friend Shane.
With only two episodes left before the show goes on hiatus until February, CBR News spoke to “Walking Dead” creator and executive producer Kirkman about the stories to date. Below, the writer delves in to how adapting his own comic stories have changed them drastically, what a full-time role for Shane has meant to the series, why zombies won’t always be a part of the picture even as he tries to outdo himself on the horrific aspects of the show in upcoming episodes and what fans can expect to see resolved by the time the mid-season finale airs on November 27.