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DC Universe Experience

Pre-Registration for the DC Universe Experience is OPEN – DCUniverseExperience.com

The DC Universe is a subscription service designed specifically for DC fans! It will debut at San Diego Comic Con with over half a dozen immersive, interactive experiences. You’ll be able to immerse yourself in the originals, classics, and upcoming comics that will be made available through the digital service.

More information on the subscription service, and what it will entail/cost will be given out during the convention! For now, just come and see what all the DC Universe has to offer!!

After you’ve registered, make sure to head over to the Hilton San Diego Gaslamp Quarter, which is directly across the street from the San Diego Convention Center. Among the activities that you will be able to interact with are:

  • Dick Grayson’s Titans loft and uncover clues to his whereabouts
  • Experience the mysterious creations of Dr. Niles Caulder in the Doom Patrol lab
  • Avoid succumbing to the deadly virus in the mystical swamps of Swamp Thing
  • Join earth’s newest superhero team in the Young Justice Watchtower
  • Create mayhem in the Harley Quinn chaos room
  • Step into the sewers with Batman and descend into madness in The Court of Owls
  • Enjoy the first public unveiling of rare artwork and memorabilia only previously seen in exclusive engagements
  • Discover hidden clues and get an exclusive first-look at the DC UNIVERSE digital subscription service
  • And so much more…

The pre-registration makes your admission process go by MUCH faster!

Remember, the details are as follows:

Thursday – Sunday, July 19 – 22, 2018
Hilton San Diego Gaslamp Quarter, 401 K Street, San Diego, CA 92101

Use #DCUxSDCC to ensure you’re keeping up with all of the fun and excitement!

 

Ready Player One Experience!

Did you wish that YOU could be Wade, going through the Ready Player One experience? Being nostalgic, and visiting what are now old friends. Warner Bros. Home Entertainment invites you to enter the virtual world of Ready Player One at Comic-Con 2018. Experience the nostalgia of the 80s in this interactive walk-through activation full of nostalgic gaming stations, and authentic film props and costumes. Test your knowledge of the film and 1980s trivia in two challenge rooms and explore the depths of The OASIS, including the haunted room 237 from The Shining.

Where – The Gallery at the Omni Hotel – 628 L Street

When – July 18, 5pm-7pm | July 19-21, 10am-7pm | July 22, 10am-5pm

It’s FREE, all you need is a Comic Con badge and you can get in!!

FUNIMATION ACQUIRES NEW DRAGON BALL SUPER MOVIE


Where are my Dragon Ball fans at? I know that there are many of us!! TODAY, Funimation announced they have acquired the theatrical rights to the new Dragon Ball Super movie, entitled “Dragon Ball Super: Broly.” Partnering with Toei Animation and Twentieth Century Fox on the theatrical release, Dragon Ball will be hitting the big screen in January 2019!


Broly will be the 20th installment in the Dragon Ball franchise, and is based on the story, screenplay and character designs of original creator Akira Toriyama.

As part of the marketing plan, Funimation has become a sponsor of the Dragon Ball North America Tour 2018. This tour will encompass seven cities in the U.S. and Canada and will launch this July at San Diego Comic-Con with a special panel on July 19th that features key contributors to the film as well as celebrity fans.

If you’re a Dragon Ball fan, you don’t want to miss out on the FIRST “Super” movie! “The film will explore the origins of the Saiyans and Frieza. It will also involve the story after the Tournament of Power.”

Laughing Prince Adam – Super7

Are you going to San Diego Comic Con looking for exclusive action figures? Than look no further than Super7!

Laughing Prince Adam figure! Exclusively at the Hordak’s Lair pop-up event during Comic-Con International in San Diego!

Features include:
– New Laughing head sculpt inspired by the viral video
– new pink power sword
– rainbow glitter packaging

To pick up this awesome Prince Adam figure go to Hordak’s Lair – 701 8th Avenue, the 18th and 19th, during the show!!

 

Artist Spotlight: Kevin Eastman

Artist Spotlight: Kevin Eastman

Kevin Eastman grew up in a small town in Maine and discovered comics at a young age on a spinner rack in his local drugstore. Kevin’s biggest influence as a kid was Jack Kirby, and his parents were both artistic. In the summer of 1983, Kevin was renting a room from Peter Laird and his wife, drawing comics in what would later become Mirage Studios. One night out of an annoyance to Peter, Kevin thought “If Bruce Lee was an animal, what would be the stupidest animal? Slow moving turtle, fast moving martial artist.” A few sketches later and the Turtles were born.

Kevin and Peter decided to go the indy route after months of being turned down by the big publishing companies. “We were lucky that there was this wonderful movement of self-publishers, Dave Simms was doing a book called Cerebus, Wendy and Richard Pini doing Elfquest,” said Kevin. The first issue dropped in May of 1984 with 3000 copies after being “crowd funded” by Eastman’s relatives.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles was always designed to be a parody, with a little New Mutants, Daredevil, and Jack Kirby mixed in. “I loved more grounded super heroes, Batman, Daredevil, (and) Captain America. Daredevil for me was one of my all-time favorites,” said Kevin. “I still remember Daredevil 158 when they brought in this new penciler named Frank Miller. (I thought) this guy’s pretty good!” The origin of the Turtles followed the Daredevil origin very closely, but focused on what happened to the radioactive canister after it fell into the sewer. “Marvel probably could’ve sued our butts off,” Kevin exclaimed.

In one of his most asked about stories, Kevin went on to tell the origin of the Turtles’ arch nemesis, Shredder. “Pete’s wife is an amazing cook, she’d cook us dinner and we’d do dishes. And on this particular night Pete was washing and I was drying, and there was one of those metal cheese graters. I slipped my hand inside to dry the inside, and I was holding the handle of the cheese grater (and said) can you imagine a bad guy with one of these?”

In the early 2000’s, both Kevin and Peter sold their rights to the Turtles to Viacom. The Turtles gained resurgence when Nickelodeon obtained the rights to the cartoon. IDW acquired the rights to the comic book, and asked Kevin if he would consult on the writing with Tom Waltz. It was a fresh idea after nearly 25 years, and they had planned on a 12 issue run. At issue 73, the IDW run became the longest running TMNT series, surpassing the Archie series. “Tom Waltz deserves 100% of the credit for what’s become the IDW universe,” said Kevin, as he also credited the tremendous response from the fans as a reason why this run became so popular.   

As TMNT marches towards its historic 100th issue, Kevin said that this is “kinda my tribute to the last run of Mirage comics that Pete and I did called City of War. Starting in issue 89, 90 (it) will run through issue 100 which will be double sized. (This is the) closest thing that I think we’ll ever get to the original Mirage series. Nothing will ever replace that, but the fact that tonally, attitude, edge, it was really written for the original fan base.” And all I can say to that is thank you.

Kevin Eastman appeared at Denver Comic Con on June 16th -17th 2018.

Written By Keith Shimabukuro

TOTLB 087 DCC Beer Release 2018

Denver Comic Con has released their 2018 beer, made by Breckenridge Brewery!! This is our recording at that event!

No formal interviews, but we interviewed MANY people who attended the fun event. Some were in costume, and some were just there for the beer!! We focused on what everyone thought about the beer, as well as what they were most excited for, when it came to Denver Comic Con in general!

While it wasn’t super “formal” we did speak with Ryan Workman of Breckenridge Brewery to ask him about why/how they came up with the beer that was made this year. We also spoke with the President of the Board of Directors, for Pop Culture Classroom, Tone Ellis de Jesus. He tells us about Pop Culture Classroom, the goals, and the overall environment of the group. We get to hear about some of the amazing volunteers, and what it takes to really put on a show as great as Denver Comic Con!

Remember, you can ALWAYS let us know what you think! We can only think of so many things to talk about every other week, and would LOVE to get some feedback and ideas from all of you out there who are listening!! You can send mp3s and email to our email address. Also, join the conversations on our Facebook Page and Twitter Page. Also, if you have good feedback, please leave it for us on iTunes and Stitcher!! That’s one way to help us climb the ranks into podcast glory!! You can ALSO leave us voicemail!!! Call the Michael Kuyrk memorial 970-573-6148 and leave us a hilarious message!!!

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Comic Cons – don't always believe what you read!

Hello everyone!! It’s been brought to our attention that there have been some weird rumors (April fools jokes) going on about Denver Comic Con. I won’t further disseminate the rumor, but we thought it’d be a good time to at least bring up the topic.

No matter what Comic Con you’re going to attend, there are ALWAYS rumors!

  • Guests – There are ALWAYS rumors that comic cons purposefully announce guests, knowing that they either don’t have them secured yet, or that they will cancel. Things change, there are ALWAYS going to be cancellations. Conventions take into account that these guests are busy people, and that plans might change for them in the future. Try not to go to a comic con, for just one guest, or one thing. You may buy your ticket, and things may change. Remember that “celebrities” are always taking new jobs, or schedules are always changing. It’s the nature of what they do.
  • Bans – Each comic con has their own policy guide on what is acceptable and what isn’t acceptable to bring into the convention center. Just in the last couple of years there have been MANY changes to these policies because of what is going on in the world. In this case, there are actually rules written down, or posted somewhere. If someone tells you that something is banned, before you start attacking the event, do some research, and look it up. Is it just a rumor that someone started? Did you reach out to the event to see if it was true?

Those are just a couple of the weird rumors that we hear throughout the year, about our favorite shows! At the end of the day, make sure that you’re smart about things. If it didn’t come from the event page, or someone associated with it, do you think it’s legit? Don’t believe the propaganda just because someone wrote about it, or someone posted it somewhere! Reach out to the people who you know are actually involved, or find the “contact us” email on the convention website.
And remember to always have fun!

TOTLB 063 I Am Brewt

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Hello everyone!! We bring you the 63rd episode of the podcast straight from the Breckenridge Brewery, Denver Comic Con #IamBrewt beer release party!!

This special episode features your normal two hosts, Juan & Jon, as well as a bevy of special guests!! We talk all about the beer that Breckenridge Brewery and Denver Comic Con put on this year, while we drink it!! We also interview Ryan Workman from Breckenridge Brewery, about the process of this years beer. We also talk to Chris Angel, and Bruce Macintosh. They pretty much run the ins and outs of Denver Comic Con!!
While we were there, Jon gave away a few different Dorbz and Pop’s! Listen to people tell us what they’re looking forward to at Denver Comic Con, and why they deserve one of the freebies!!
Remember, you can ALWAYS let us know what you think! We can only think of so many things to talk about every other week, and would LOVE to get some feedback and ideas from all of you out there who are listening!! You can send mp3s and email to our email address. Also, join the conversations on our Facebook Page and Twitter Page. Also, if you have good feedback, please leave it for us on iTunes and Stitcher!! That’s one way to help us climb the ranks into podcast glory!! You can ALSO leave us voicemail!!! Call the Michael Kuyrk memorial 970-573-6148 and leave us a hilarious message!!!
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Credit – Jonthan Garnett, Juan Muro, Gabe Llanas