by Brian LeTendreWith all the holiday furor over the past couple of weeks, you may have missed the release of a game that Young Justice fans will probably want to check out.
Young Justice: Legacy is n action rolepplaying game set in the five-year period between season 1 and 2 of the beloved, but canceled cartoon series. The show's writers consulted on the story, and the voice cast from the show reprised their roles for this game. Here's the synopsis of the storyline:
A renowned archaeologist, Dr. Helena Sandsmark, is kidnapped, and the Young Justice team tracks a group of the Light’s most notorious villains around the globe in an effort to rescue her. But when the young heroes discover the Light is exploiting Dr. Sandsmark’s expertise to locate fragments of an ancient statue of legendary power, they must race against time to save the planet from imminent disaster.
The game is currently out for Xbox 360, PS3, Nintendo 3DS and PC. Sadly, the Wii and WiiU versions were canceled last month.
I am tempted to pick this one up, although the reviews have not been good so far. I think fans of the cartoon may be willing to overlook some gameplay flaws in order to get more Young Justice, though.
Check out the trailer below and decide for yourself. You can find out more about the game at www.youngjusticelegacy.com. If I end up grabbing it, I'll post a review.
Fans of Serenity and Firefly are constantly crying for more. After all, one season of shows and a full length movie were not enough!
Thanks to Dark Horse, fans are getting a chance to see life after the movie.
"Serenity: Leaves On The Wind" # 1 will continue the Wash-less saga as the crew try to put loss behind them and continue to try to make an existence while on the run.
Written by Zack Whedon, pencils by Georges Jeanty and inks by Carl Story, this book could be just as successful at continuing a cancelled TV series like 'Buffy' was, also from Dark Horse. Not to mention the series will be produced by Joss Whedon.
"I cannot wait for this series," Matman had to add! "Firefly was one of my all time favorite shows and to get the further adventures from a great company like Dark Horse is something special."
'Serenity - Leaves In The Wind', a six issue series begins on January 29th, 2014.
Recently, Chris Giarrusso came back from a con appearance with some gifts he wanted to share with me... Doctor Who sketches by a young artist named Aris. Chris thought they would look great in my book and he is right. But as I found out more about this artist, I found out about her families business, 'Wyrd Sisters Photography and Crafts."
"My sister, Anna, and I were raised nerds and have fully embraced our Geek Flags our whole lives and we're equally raising our children the same way," said Christa. "A little over a year ago, my sister started making Doctor Who crafts at her home, not realizing that I had been knitting Who crafts in my home for awhile also."
And from that (along with a bunch of other amazing circumstances and events), a business was born! Wyrd Sisters makes handmade and customized Tardis', Daleks, and superheroes that are unique, real cool looking and make awesome gifts!
You can see by the pictures how amazing these toys look! And in a few weeks, Brian and I will be discussing them on the show because we are getting some sent to us!
To find out more, go to their Facebook page at
https://www.facebook.com/WyrdSistersCrafts and be ready to be impressed!
WHO is getting excited for the 50th Anniversary episode of Doctor Who? If you haven't seen the official trailer, get ready for your brain to explode!
On Saturday October 5th at 9PM EST, Disney XD will be airing an Ultimate Spider-Man Halloween special, featuringBlade, Werewolf by Night, Man-Thing, The Living Mummy and Frankenstein's Monster. The cartoon version of the Howling Commandos will be taking on none other than Dracula himself.
I'm pretty psyched to see how the Ultimate Spidey folks bring this incarnation of some of Marvel's creepuer characters to the small screen. Some of my favorite episodes of the 1990's Spider-Man series featured Blade--you can watch a clip from one of them below.
Fresh off the blockbuster comic series team up announcement this summer from Dynamite Entertainment, New York Comic Con will host a joint panel of two of anime's greatest legends--Voltron® and Robotech—for the first time on Friday October 11th at 11:00 a.m. in Room 1A14 ! This historic event will be the first time representatives of both properties will be together discussing the much buzzed about Robotech / Voltron crossover from Dynamite Comics.
To give fans the latest news, sneak peeks, and insights into the creation of this historic crossover, World Events Productions (WEP,LLC) and Harmony Gold U.S.A. can confirm the following members of the creative team will be attending the New York Comic Con:
Jeremy Corray – Voltron Creative Director
Tommy Yune – Robotech Creative Director
Bob Koplar – Vice President, World Events Productions
Kevin McKeever – Vice President of Marketing for Robotech
Joseph Rybandt – Senior Editor, Dynamite Comics
Tommy Yune is co-writing the story with Dynamite Comics who will produce and distribute the comics. The first issue of the Robotech / Voltron Crossover is expected to be released in December 2013.
“Voltron fans at New York Comic Con have always shown us tremendous amount of love and enthusiasm,” commented WEP’s Jeremy Corray. “This opportunity to form up with our friends at Harmony Gold for the first ever Robotech / Voltron crossover panel has been a pop-culture event years in the making that fans of classic ‘80s cartoons, anime, and giant robots won’t want to miss. Fans planning their panel hits should mark it down now.”
"Robotech and Voltron share many common roots as two of the best known series in anime history,” said Tommy Yune, Creative Director, Harmony Gold. “We're thrilled to be a part of this exciting project with our colleagues from World Events Productions."
“The New York Comic-Con is the perfect venue for the inaugural Robotech / Voltron teamup panel! I think fans are really going to enjoy it!,” said Kevin McKeever, Vice President of Marketing for Robotech.
In addition to the Robotech / Voltron Crossover panel on Friday, fans can also catch the annual Robotech Industry Panel that Friday at 12:30 p.m. in Room 1A15 and the Voltron 30th Anniversary Sneak Peek panel Sunday, October 13th at 2:30 PM Room 1A06 for prizes, previews and more.
As we count down to the Tuesday premiere (8PM EST on ABC), here are a few behind the scenes videos to whet your appetite. Are you psyched?
Press Release 'Sharknado,' 'Beverly Hills, 90210' Star Ian Ziering Storms Into Wizard World Austin Comic Con
Ian Ziering, star of the Syfy channel summer disaster film turned social media sensasion Sharknado, will attend Wizard World Austin Comic Con this fall. Best known for his role of "Steve Sanders" in the '90s hit show "Beverly Hills, 90210," Ziering was also a semifinalist in Season 4 of "Dancing with the Stars" on ABC.
Also an award-winning producer and director, Ziering has appeared in the television series "JAG," "What I Like About You," "The Doctors" and "Guiding Light."
Meet this versatile, personable performer at the Austin Convention Center, Nov. 22-24.
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Look, Up in the Sky! Meet Dean Cain At Wizard World Nashville and New Orleans Comic Cons
The 1990s brought a new take on the Superman franchise, and the man who brought the Man of Steel back to TV screens in the hit series "Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman" will appear at upcoming Wizard World shows in Nashville (October) and New Orleans (February 2014).
Dean Cain, the former Princeton football star and heartthrob who portrayed Clark (and Superman!) has also had recurring roles on popular shows like "Las Vegas" and "Hope and Faith." He also produced and hosted the revival of "Ripley's Believe it or Not!" and has been a regular on Hallmark Channel films.
Don't miss your chance to see this "Super" guest as he meets fans, signs autographs and poses for photo ops at the Music City Center in Nashville (Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 19-20) and Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans (Feb. 7-9, 2014).
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Wizard World Presents 'Behind The Mask With The Green Ranger, Jason David Frank'
The Mighty Morphin Power Rangers are celebrating the 20th anniversary of their TV debut this week, and Wizard World helped celebrate with this video of our favorite Ranger, Jason David Frank.
If you didn't already love JDF (and we'd be hard pressed to figure out why), check out what he did for more than 100 inner-city kids in Chicago earlier this month.
Meet JDF at the next three scheduled Wizard World shows in Columbus, Ohio (Sept. 20-22), Nashville (Oct. 18-20) and Austin (Nov. 22-24).
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