PHILADELPHIA – A new look and a new suit are in store for Ultimate Spider-Man, but the fate of Peter Parker — the awkward teenager who catches thieves like flies — is still a mystery.

Marvel Comics said Monday that Parker is taking off the Spidey costume for good as part of its “Death of Spider-Man” story in its Ultimate Comics imprint, but it has offered scant clues as to what ultimate fate may befall the high schooler who was bitten by a radioactive spider.

One thing is for certain: The iconic red-and-blue spider suit is history, replaced by a sleek, streamlined black outfit with a deep red spider on the chest and cobwebs on the shoulders and head.

Marvel editor-in-chief Axel Alonso said that while Parker’s fate is still uncertain — “Let’s just say that Peter acts like the hero he is, and pays a price for it,” he said — there will be someone new slinging webs across Manhattan this summer after the current story arc written by Brian Michael Bendis with Mark Millar wraps up in “Ultimate Spider-Man” No. 160.

As for who that person may be, Alonso won’t say.

“We’re confident that once readers get to know the person who wears the new Spider-Man, they are going to fall in love,” he told The Associated Press. “This is a whole new voyage of self-discovery for the 21st century.”

Spider-Man fans need not worry because the Ultimate imprint is separate from Marvel’s bigger universe and whatever fate befalls Parker won’t count in the pages of the other series, including “Amazing Spider-Man.”


It looks like work has started on the grim and gritty animated movie adaptation of Frank Miller andKlaus Janson‘s classic The Dark Knight Returns.  With recent adaptations of New FrontierUnder the Red HoodAll Star Superman, and Year One it’s not that surprising that The Dark Knight Returns will be getting its own treatment from DC Universe Animated.  Word has it that several Batman veterans will be involved in this series.



'Mortal Kombat: Legacy': Check Out First Episode, New ImageThe New York Times

The New York Times has provided a clear photo of Baraka from the new Mortal Kombat: Legacy web series.


Starring Jeri Ryan as Sonya Blade, Michael Jai White as Major Jackson jackson ‘Jax’ Briggs and Darren Shahlavi as Kano, Mortal Kombat: Legacy will take gamers deep into the history of the warriors they know in love. In a series of shorts, the web series will bring to life the motivation behind each character’s participation in the Mortal Kombat tournament.


Thanks to Deadline

As HBO prepares to unveil its epic-sized series adaptation of George RR Martin’sGame of Thrones this Sunday, the payweb has begun talks to acquire the Neil Gaiman novel American Gods to be developed into another fantasy series. The project was brought to HBO by Playtone partners Tom Hanks and Gary Goetzman, and it was brought to them by Robert Richardson. The plan is for Richardson and Gaiman to write the pilot together.

Richardson is the renowned cinematographer who just completed Hugo Cabret and whose recent credits include Shutter Island, Inglourious Basterdsand Kill Bill. He is a regular collaborator with directors that include Martin Scorsese, Quentin Tarantino and Oliver Stone and has won Oscars for The Aviator and JFK. It is his first significant scripting effort. He’ll do it in collaboration with Gaiman, a fanboy god for works like The Sandman, whose script work includes Beowulf. His novels Stardust and Coraline have been turned into films, and Neil Jordan is directing an adaption of Gaiman’s The Graveyard Book.

American Gods, the 2002 book that won both the Stoker and Hugo Award among other prizes, lays out a battle between two sets of gods. One consists of the traditional gods and mythological creatures who got their power because people throughout history believed in them. They are losing steam as people’s beliefs wane and are in danger of being supplanted by a new set of gods who  reflect America’s preoccupation with technological advancements and obsessions with media, celebrity, technology and drugs. The protagonist is an ex-con who becomes the traveling partner of a conman who turns out to be one of the older gods trying to recruit troops to battle the upstart deities.

Playtone just completed its run of the HBO series Big Love, and generated the miniseries The Pacific, John Adams, Band of Brothers and From The Earth To The Moon for the network.


Come out and see Forbidden Panels own Justin White.  He will be signing  limited edition ZKS Posters and his artwork which can be found on

UPDATE: This Newsletter updates and corrects some information sent earlier this week.
The Los Angeles Comic Book and Science Fiction Convention takes place this Sunday, April 17, 2011, and features Special Guests SHERRY JACKSON (Star Trek, Batman), Pin-Up Artist JIM SILKE, (JIM will have his original paintings for sale at the show as well as copies of his many art books), Marvel and DC Comics Artist DAN PANOSIAN, and Heroic Publishing Artist MARK BEACHUM. Artist Dave Johnson has informed the show that he can’t appear this Sunday, but everyone else is confirmed. Admission continues to be a reasonable $8.00, and everyone will receive a free Mini-Poster from the new horror Movie PRIEST (in 3D) while supplies last. Early Admission is $12.00 and begins at 9:10 A.M. (instead of usual 10:00 A.M. opening) and while supplies last everyone with this ticket will receive a Full Size PRIEST (in 3D) MOVIE POSTER.
There will also be a free drawing for full size Movie Posters from a new horror Movie FADING FROM THE CRIES autographed by Stars Brad Dourif (Chucky and Lord of the Rings Movies), Jordan Matthews, and Director/Writer Brian Metcalf. Jacob (Jordan Matthews), a young man armed with a deadly sword saves and protects Sarah from Mathias (Brad Dourif), a malevolent evil that has been plaguing a small farmland town with hordes of demonic creatures, while in search of an ancient necklace belonging to Sarah’s Uncle. Check the sign posted at the Admissions area for the drawing time which should take place around 1:00 P.M. in the Dealers Room. Save your admission ticket to participate, there will be many winners and you could be one of them.
The Dealers Room is the place to shop for the best prices on Comic Books, Toys, Trading Cards, Movie Memorabilia, and much more. Once again there’s several new dealers as well as the regular dealers with new selections. You easily get back your $8.00 admission with all the money you can save by shopping around.
The Los Angeles Comic Book and Science Fiction Convention takes place at the Shrine Auditorium Expo Center, 700 West 32nd Street, in Los Angeles across the street from USC College. Check the new restaurants at the corner of Jefferson and Figueroa at the corner of the Shrine Auditorium block. For more information on the April 17, 2011 show check

Free Comic Book Day
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SATURDAY MAY 7, 2011 11AM to 4PM 

Events & Guests
Creator & Artist Signing
Photos & Characters
Last Airbender Darkwing Duck
Kung Fu Panda FCBD 2011 Locke & Key FCBD 2011Pep Comics FCBD 2011 Smurfs FCBD 2011
Spider-Man FCBD 2011 Super Dino FCBD 2011Dark Crystal FCBD 2011 


4 Color Fantasies
4 Color Fantasies Flashpoint FCBD 2011



Sonic FCBD 2011 Worlds Of Aspen FCBD 2011

Misadventures of Adam West FCBD 2011 Bongo FCBD 2011

Elric FCBD 2011 Baltimore FCBD 2011

Young Justice FCBD 2011 Overstreet FCBD 2011

Civil War FCBD 2011 Darkness 2 FCBD 2011

Silver Scorpian FCBD 2011 Captain America Thor FCBD 2011

Spontanous FCBD 2011 Atomic Robo FCBD 2011

Inspector Gadget FCBD 2011 Deadliest Shark FCBD 2011

MTG Plainswalker FCBD 2011 GL Heroclix FCBD 2011


Kids Zone Logo 

Sorry to all you older heroes, this contest is for the little ones, ages 10 and under. 


Free to all kids and some adults that are kids at heart


Free Face Painting for all ages!! Get your favorite hero symbol or face painted like them


Trading Card Game 

YuGiOh Trading Card gameLETS GET READY TO DUEL!!
Join THOUSANDS of other players around the world playing on of the hottest TCG in the world!! This is your chance to try a demo and see what it is all about! 

Miniature Gaming

WizkidsA horn sounds…the beginning of the battle has started…you manuever you characters to destroy your enemies.  Learn how to play the most exciting miniature game on the market.

Darth Vader

Things To Do
Crime Prevention
Farmers InsuranceJoin Barbette with Mobeck Farmers Insurance Agencywho will suppy parents with FarmersMc Gruff and CompanyM.I.L.K. program, a database for all your child’s information located in one spot. 

Raffles For Free and For Charity
Raffles will be held all day long for various items.  Everybody gets a raffle ticket for your chance to win some of the Free Comic Book Day Items, but for a small donation per ticket you will be eligible to win signed editions of popular comic books.  All items will be displayed on the day of the event.  All proceeds from the raffles will be donated equally to the following charities:

Hero Inititave

Dear AJ, 

Once again, it is our great pleasure to invite you to FREE COMIC BOOK DAY at 4 Color Fantasies on May 7, 2011.  This will be our 5 year anniversary in addition to FCBD this year and we want you to be a part of it!

We have been planning this event since the day after last year’s FCBD and hope you will enjoy!  Please remember that we do this for the love our industry, to try to capture a piece of the past for some readers, or discover a future for others.  Comics were a great part of our lives and we just want others to experience what we have.

Below is a list of events and special guests that we will be here at 4 Color Fantasies. Please take the time to speak with everyone as they are volunteering their time and energy to be here for you!

Please remember that all comics and items offered on that day are FREE and we do this to help our community, so if you see a donation jar for a charity, please feel free to donate the loose change in your pockets.



Chris Brady & Nat Ieamwongnukul


Creator & Artist Signings


Gail Simone DC exclusive writer Gail Simone will be here signing throughout the day.  Some of her works include BIRDS OF PREY, SECRET SIX, WONDER WOMAN and WELCOME TO TRANQUILITY 


JT Krul DC Writer JT Krul will also be here signing.  He is currently working on GREEN ARROW, TEEN TITANS and for Aspen Studios, FATHOM and SOULFIRE


Artist Mike Mayhew has worked for DC & MarvelMike Mayhew Comics.  His works include SPAWN, X-MEN ORIGINS JEAN GREY (first fully painted issue), FEAR ITSELF HOMEFRONT. He continues to work on both DC and Marvel’s biggest events and crossovers.

ADAM BEECHEN Adam BeechenDC Comics writer Adam Beechen will be signing! Adam’s works include DC and other animated shows including THE BATMAN, X-MEN EVOLUTIONS, STATIC SHOCK.  His comic credits include the hot new ongoing BATMAN BEYOND, BATGIRL, and TEEN TITANS GO!


Marc AndreykoWriter Marc Andreyko has written for DC, Marvel, Dark Horse, IDW and Image Comics.  He currently has worked on LET ME IN, MANHUNTER Co-Features and will be writing an upcoming BIRDS OF PREY and the new CAPTAIN AND BUCKY series

Norm Rapmund

Norm RapmundNorm is an exclusive inker for DC Comics. He is best known for his work on SUPERGIRL with Ian Churchill and his current work on BOOSTER GOLD and JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA Danny Miki

Danny MikiDanny is currently an inker for Marvel Comics. His current works include INCREDIBLE HULK, HULK, VENOM, SILVER SURFER (covers) FEAR ITSELF (covers) and is the exclusive inker for all of Joe Quesada‘s art work.  He is also the creator of EDUSKATERS

Allen Martinez

0 of 5Allen is an artist/inker for Marvel Comics. He has worked on such comics as SECRET INVASION: REQUIEM, UNCANNY X-MENand most recently he has been working on NEW MUTANTS & IRON MAN LEGACY.

Amy Wolfram

Amy WolframAmy Wolfram is a TV & Comic writer whose credits include 15 episodes of the animated series TEEN TITANS as well as episodes of LEGION OF SUPERHEROS,and BEN 10 among others.TEEN TITANS YEAR ONE is her venture into comic books along with several issues of CARTOON NETWORKS BEN 10

John C. Narcomey, Jr

John Narcomey JrJohn, head of Draw Hard Studios is currently providing art for Semantink Publishing’s summer release of DUST, a 6 part mini-series written and created by James Ninness.  He is also working on creator owned projects DIE DEMON DIE and CHOLO LIBRE: RISE OF THE LUCHADOR

AJ Herrera

AJ HerreraFounder of Forbidden Panel Website. Creator of ZKS (Zombie Kill Squad) published under Forbidden Panel

Justin White

Justin WhiteArtist on ZKS (Zombie Kill Squad) and Co-Creator and Artist on upcoming comic called THE GRAVES

Dani Dixon

Dani DixonComic book creator/writer and publisher Dani Dixon speaks at events throughout the year on a number of topics related to writing, publishing and art. Her newest book “13” has been published by TUMBLECREEK PRESS

Julian Aguilera
Julian AguileraJulian has worked on GRIMM FAIRY TALESby Zenoscope and with Joe Quesada, Danny Miki on WOLVERINE for Marvel and Jim Lee for DC Comics.



Boom Studios

This year we have the pleasure of hosting BOOM STUDIOS! at our event.  They are coming out with loads of books for all ages!  Along with their books they will be hosting Writer Ian Brill and Michael Allen Nelson


Ian BrillIan Brill currently is the writer for KABOOM!’s DARKWING DUCK (one of the FCBD Books!!) and CHIP & DALE’S RESCUE RANGERS.


Michael Allen NelsonCurrently writing 28 DAYS LATER, Michael has also worked on other BOOM! titles FALL OF CTHULHU, HEXED and SECOND WAVE

Semantink Publishing
Semantink Publishing is a San Diego based publisher house featuring an intimate variety of of polished properties created strictly for consumer delight.


Daniel TouchetDaniel, a graphic design student at San Diego Statue University, has always had a passion for comics.  In 2010, he became the artist for the weekly web-comic strip, THE UNDERGROUNDS. Daniel has also teamed with fellow UNDERGROUNDS alum Joe Pezzula on the recently launched SIM-I!


James NinnessAfter graduating from CSLB with his degree in creative writing, James moved into the world of comics in 2009.  James is the creator/writer of MYTHOI, DUST and the upcoming THE HEAVEN’S from Semantink Publishing


Joe PezzulaA screenwriter by trade, Joe broke into comics as one of the writers on the weekly web-strip THE UNDERGROUNDS.  In April, Joe launched his first full-length comic book with Semantink, SIM-I with artist Daniel Touchet.

Photos & Characters

501st Legion
501st Legion EmblemDubbed “Vader’s Fist” this group of adventuresome Star Wars fans make appearances all over the US at charity events and to promote the Empire throughout the world. Costumed personnel will be on hand for all your photo needs.

Inland Empire Fan Force
Inland Empire Fan ForceOur local Star Wars Fan Club will be set up their booth and also be here with costumed Star Wars characters. 



Free Comic Book Day Logo 2011 

7172 Archibald Ave
Rancho Cucamonga, California 91701

All FREE items are subject to availability and are only available while supplies last.  No guarantee of any FREE item is made, nor will be honored if said item(s) are not available.  List of entertainment is subject to change without notice.


Found this during my usual procrastinations;


In the upcoming three issue series Carbon Grey, four well-trained and well-armed sisters are put at odds when the ruler they were sworn to protect is assassinated – and one of them is the prime suspect.

Interview with the artist/creator Hoang Nguyen Here

From Fangoria

Hopefully these striking long-exposure shots from one of SILENT HILL: REVELATION’s sets will have as much pop on screen.

SlashFilm brought attention to the images, which come from photographer Sara Collaton, shot late one evening in an amusement park/carnival set that will apparently see a good deal of screen time in the upcoming sequel. Achieved with long exposure, Collaton really captured some gorgeous and ultimately spooky images. Note: While there are no spoilers, the set could be something really stunning and atmospheric in the film, so if you’d like not to be privy, be warned.

Currently shooting in Toronto, SILENT HILL: REVELATION’s synopsis reads, “For years, Heather Mason (Clemens) and her father have been on the run, always one step ahead of dangerous forces that she doesn’t fully understand. Now on the eve of her 18th birthday, plagued by terrifying nightmares and the disappearance of her father, Heather discovers she’s not who she thinks she is. The revelation leads her deeper into a demonic world that threatens to trap her in Silent Hill forever.” The film stars Malcolm McDowell, Carrie-Anne Moss, Adelaide Clemens, Kit Harington and original SILENT HILL returnees Radha Mitchell, Sean Bean and Deborah Kara Unger.

For more of Collaton’s work, head over to her Flickr and Twitter, and for more creepy carnivals, check out this video documenting an abandoned Six Flags in New Orleans.

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