Dark Horse Comics is teaming up with Universal Cable Productions to adapt some of their library comic titles for television. The first batch of comics set to get the small screen treatment will include the following titles:

The Umbrella Academy: Created by My Chemical Romance frontman Gerard Way, the comic follows the reunion of the estranged members of a dysfunctional family of superheroes with bizarre powers who must now save the world.

Harrow County: Based on Cullen Bunn’s just published work, the story follows a teenage girl who learns she is connected to the sinister woodland creatures that populate the dark woods surrounding her home because she is the reincarnation of a witch who died the day she was born.

Back Up: Based on a film script by Tom Vaughn, the story is set in a near future where technology allows people to be backed up, much like hard drives, in a way that helps them protect themselves against death.

Concrete: The Eisner Award-winning title by Paul Chadwick, the story follows a man who awakens to find his subconscious transplanted into a hulking stone body.

UCP will collaborate with Dark Horse to develop “character driven concepts for television intended to resonate with their current fan base”.

Source: The Live Feed

Source: Dark Horse Titles Adapted For Television | News | Dark Horizons

The main reason to attend the “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” panel on Thursday at San Diego Comic Con seems to have vanished into the ether.

EW reports that those hoping for a new trailer for “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” to premiere at the convention are out of luck as the next trailer isn’t due until this Fall. In fact, the presentation is said to not contain any new clips from the movie at all.

There were rumors of a behind the scenes featurette screening at the presentation, but now it looks like that’s no longer the case.

So what will we see? Director J.J. Abrams, screenwriter Lawrence Kasdan, and Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy will be on stage to talk about the film, and there is reports that several actors who haven’t yet spoken publicly about their roles will make an appearance.

Anime Expo kicked off today in the Los Angeles Convention Center. The annual event is expecting attendance figures in the range of 100,000 this year. From my perspective of the crowds today, that expectation is likely to be met and surpassed. There was a feel of excitement and energy around the convention center as fans of manga and anime gathered to celebrate their love of the mediums.

I have a few quick pictures for you from today, and if you want to keep up with all of the cool and interesting things that I encounter throughout the remainder of the weekend, make sure that you follow the Forbidden Panel Instagram feed.

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In this episode AJ and Anthony discuss Peter Parker and Miles Morales as well as review Terminator Genisys!

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Join Forbidden Panel for our annual Comic Con dinner at the Gas Lamp Strip Club in San Diego.  We will be meeting at 7:30 pm to enjoy good food and conversation.  This is an opportunity for our fans to meet our writers, artists, and staff members of this dynamic and talented company.  Be prepared for any topic of conversation, with this group it can go anywhere. We are looking to forward to dinner with our fans and friends.  As a reminder the restaurant is  21 and over.

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Warner Brothers has taken a drastic step that has never really been done before – all PC sales of this week’s release of “Batman: Arkham Knight” have been suspended in the wake of major technical faults. Continue reading

TGL_key2     Tokyo Ghoul A is the second season of Tokyo Ghoul and it picks up right where season 1 left off. For those not familiar with the Tokyo Ghoul series, I will give you a brief rundown of the show and as spoiler free a synopsis of the first season as possible, if for nothing other than to set the stage for the events that take place in A.

Tokyo Ghoul follows the life of Ken Kaneki. Ken is a college student. He has few friends, the most notable being his best friend, Hide. Ken is more than a little bit of a bookworm. He meets a girl named Rize that he is interested in. During his first date with her, it is revealed, when she attacks him, that she is a ghoul. Ghouls are a species of human-looking creatures with special abilities that survive on human flesh. There is an accident that results in the death of Rize and serious injuries to Ken. An emergency transplant is performed and some of Rize’s organs are given to Ken to preserve his life. The result of the surgery is that Ken becomes a ghoul himself. Ken spends the remainder of the season finding like-minded ghouls, i.e. those who do not wish to survive by taking the lives of humans, and coming to an understanding of what his life has become.

With that as a base, let’s take a look at Tokyo Ghoul √A.

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If you read my column consistently, you know we take our children everywhere and conventions are no exception.  We enjoy sharing these experiences with our children and believe they are instrumental to their development in many ways, providing both fun and education and plan to continue to share these experiences with them for the duration of their childhood.

Some parents want to take their entire families to a convention, but have obligations like attending panels, networking, hosting events, interviewing attendees, or sitting through celebrity events on the exhibit floor and taking children along for these types of events can be arduous at best and down right miserable, leading to impossible at worst.  Hours upon hours of standing in lines and fighting vicious crowds to get the shot you need, the interview you need, the exclusive action figure you need… it can be brutal.

ComicCon has your solution and before you immediately raise your hand against the notion of ever allowing your child to leave your side in this type of atmosphere, let me just tell you about this place.

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In this episode AJ and Anthony review Jurassic World!!!  They also take time to discuss their favorite season finale’s.

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Join AJ on a new podcast focusing on some of the amazing and creative talent behind Forbidden Panel.  This month: Justin White of Necro-Sapien Press and artist for ZKS Zombie Kill Squad.  While you’re listening to the podcast head over to the store and check out some of his astounding art.

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