Legion M & Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment Partnership

Are you ready for what promises to be another awesome partnership with Legion M!? It was announced that Legion M and Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment would be partnering to jointly source, develop, and produce community driven original content that not only embraces entertainment fans but also gives them a chance to potentially invest and receive equity in the projects. CSS Entertainment is already growing a network of successful VOD channels.

In addition to “Chicken Soup for the Soul’s Being Dad” on Netflix, CSS Entertainment has “Vacation Rental Potential,” “Chicken Soup for the Soul’s Hidden Heroes,” and “Going from Broke” in production! Moving forward, Legion M and CSS Entertainment will develop these projects jointly:

·      “POSITV” – A weekly collection of inspirational, uplifting and positive news, stories and real life moments that are submitted by individuals from around the world, curated by the Legion M community.

·      “Comedy Royale” – A next generation sketch comedy show where online viewers play the role of a production executive as up-and-coming creators, actors, comics and comedy troupes compete for cash, prizes and the opportunity to break into the industry.

·      “Up$ide” – At-home viewers become venture capitalists as entrepreneurs pitch their business ideas on live television.  The audience selects which companies they’ll invest in, receiving equity in return.

·      “New York Rock Exchange” – Solo acts and bands perform on a weekly TV series that puts the audience in a record label’s executive seat.  Participants compete for financial backing to fulfill their rock star dreams while viewers invest in their favorite act and receive equity in the winner’s first studio album and/or tour.

·      “Legion M” – Creators, directors and dreamers pitch their TV or film concepts to an TV audience who “green light” their favorite projects by investing in their productions.  The newly minted fan-producers receive equity once a project reaches its minimum funding goals.

“Partnering with CSS Entertainment comes at an exciting time for Legion M.  Our fourth round of equity crowdfunding is currently open, and we’re building on the momentum of two recent projects that have received unbelievable attention:  MANDY, which had a very successful theatrical release this fall, and our recently announced comic book and feature film project GIRL WITH NO NAME” said Jeff Annison, cofounder and president of Legion M.  “We’re thrilled to be working with CSS Entertainment, and adding uplifting, community-driven series to our growing slate of projects.”

“We are excited to be working with an innovator like Legion M,” said Elana Sofko, COO of CSS Entertainment.  “It’s a great time to take advantage of the changes in the entertainment industry and foster direct relationships with fans in an engaging way.  We look forward to working with Legion M on Screen Media theatrical releases as well as developing and delivering great television series.”

Remember, you can join Legion M WITHOUT investing. This will give you the opportunity to participate in the “members only” forum, and possibly give some input into future projects! It’s definitely a fun group of people to watch grow, as well as the company!! This is exciting news for both companies, and we hope that it ends up being a great partnership!

Elseworlds Crossover Part 1

Hey everyone!! The crossover that happens in the DC TV Universe is some of my most fun TV watching time of the year! Last years stepped up in a big way, and I’m excited for what this year will bring us! From the moment that we see The Monitor on the screen, and Earth 90’s The Flash crawling around a battlefield of downed superheros, you’re sucked in. On top of that, we get introduced to John Deegan, who seems to be the secondary villain, and then we don’t see either of them again, until The Monitor makes an appearance towards the end of the episode. I will say that I’m excited for a villain that has the power to shape what is around our heroes, but not necessarily have to interact with them.

Now onto the main bulk of part 1. Oliver waking up and getting a kiss from Iris saying “what if Barry walks in” is funny to us, but helps establish to Oliver and the viewers, that we have no idea what’s going on. The bulk of this episode focuses on that fact. Why have Oliver and Barry been switched, and the rest of the team finally believing that they have indeed been switched. We don’t learn too much about the two big bads of the crossover, instead opting for a throw away villain, AMAZO. Of course the reason is because everyone needs to establish trust between each other, now that Barry and Oliver have been switched, and a throwaway villain helps bring the team together in the end.

Some of my favorite parts of this episode come when Barry & Oliver jump over to Earth 38, to have Kara help them with the situation at hand. Barry & Oliver first meet Superman, and Oliver’s chest puff reaction is hilarious! PLUS, Barry finally gets some “arrow” revenge on Oliver, with some familiarly placed automatic bows!!

For me, one of the most powerful moments of the episode, aside from the time finally pulling it together in the end (of course) was when Cisco finally breached onto Earth 38 and met Superman. Cisco convinces everyone to come back to fight AMAZO, and Kara asks Clark, if he wants to tag along. Cisco, not having ever met Superman of course, asks “who are you” and we get the awesome Superman suit reveal! It was a very cool moment in what could be, in the future, a Justice League that we fans might actually want to see………………….

Overall it was a good start to the event. Of course we don’t really know quite yet what is going on, aside from Oliver and Barry switching places, but of course that’s in the design of a three night Crossover. It was revealed that part 2 will at least partially be in Gotham, with a formal introduction of Batwoman! I’m definitely excited to see the other two parts, and see how this crossover effects Oliver & Barry, personally, as they must try and learn to be like the other, in order for their powers to work correctly!!

TOTLB S22 Jorja Fox

One of our upcoming #popcultureclassic’s is the 2000 psychological thriller, Memento! In this movie, Jorja Fox, plays Catherine Shelby, Leonard’s wife. We had the opportunity to speak with Jorja Fox about her role in this movie, plus some of her upcoming projects. In Memento Jorja plays a pivotal role in the actions of Leonard, and is one of the biggest reasons for the plot as a whole!

We do get to speak about Roll With Me on Netflix. It is an amazing documentary of a gentleman in a wheelchair, that Jorja produced, plus a small sneak peak at a movie Jorja is doing with Omar Epps and Kate Walsh, entitled “3022.” Take a listen to this awesome interview, and soon you will get to hear us discuss Memento!

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. 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!!! PLUS FOR AS LITTLE AS $1/MONTH you can support us on Patreon!! A lot of cool extras on there for those who support!!

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If You Have an iPad Dark Horse Needs You!

Here is the message Dark Horse sent out for Beta Testers.  Join up and get something free!

 

We’ve been working hard to improve the Dark Horse iOS app and now we need your help!

PRIZES FOR SUBMITTING THE BEST BUG REPORT

We’re looking for beta testers for the next update. We will be rewarding testers that provide the best written, most actionable feedback that help us make the Dark Horse app the best it can be. The tester who, in our judgement, provides the best feedback will receive $50 in-store credit on Dark Horse Digital. The second and third best will each get $25 credit. We will select and notify the winners within 7 days of the release of this update.

Got the point already and want to get started? Just click this link from your iPad or iPhone, and follow the instructions here: https://testflight.apple.com/join/Otko4RrC.

WHAT DO WE MEAN BY ACTIONABLE FEEDBACK?

A crash, a bug, or something we need to fix. Here’s what we’re looking for:

  • A crash or bug has consistent steps to reproduce it.
  • A crash either causes the App to close or freeze/lock up.
  • A bug is unexpected behavior. This doesn’t mean it’s not doing what you want. It means that the app isn’t doing what it is designed to do.
  • If you are not sure if it’s a crash or bug but something is definitely off/not behaving well, please submit it!

WE’RE ALSO LOOKING FOR FEATURE SUGGESTIONS

This app is for you, our comic readers! A feature is something that enhances our app’s usability, improves the reading experience, purchase path, etc. Here are some examples :

  • Displaying your bookshelf as a list
  • Allowing you to select multiple books on your bookshelf and download them or archive them all at once.
  • From the store or bookshelf, download whole bundles or series all at once.

Please note: We have no control over the quality of your internet connection. Also, we cannot make very, very old iPads work faster, would that we could.

HOW DO I REPORT BUGS?

Please use the contact form in the app Settings, which is available by tapping the gear in the upper right-hand corner and then tapping “Help”. You can also send email to iosbeta@darkhorse.com. Please don’t forget to include steps to reproduce any bugs you are reporting.

OK, I WANT TO HELP! HOW DO I GET STARTED?

Just click this link and follow the instructions: https://testflight.apple.com/join/Otko4RrC.

Thanks for your continued support! And for the help!
~The Dark Horse Digital Dev Team

TOTLB 100 John Clyde Still

Well folks, it’s finally here. We have finally hit our most momentous episode. Episode 100 is live now. It’s been more than 4 years in the making. We have done a lot of tremendous things in our time as a team. We have interviewed some of the coolest people, not only in the comic book industry, but in the entertainment industry at large. This episode is the culmination of all of those interviews, those years, early mornings, etc.

This episode we do a lot of looking back. Looking back on the good times, the weird times, and some of our funniest moments!! Plus, most of the gang was at Hall of Justice Comics & Collectibles recording small parts of episode 100, during Local Comic Book Day! We do all of this with our special guest, John Clyde Still. All of us behind the scenes find out what his real name is, FINALLY, will you? Thank you to everyone who has joined us for all of these episodes, and those who are just jumping into the adventure. We love all of you, and appreciate all of the love that you send our way.

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. 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!!! PLUS FOR AS LITTLE AS $1/MONTH you can support us on Patreon!! A lot of cool extras on there for those who support!!

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Love Is Love Raises Additional $51,000 in Support of LGBTQ Community

SAN DIEGO, CA (December 3, 2018) – IDW Publishing, with the support of DC, is proud to report that Love Is Love, the impactful graphic novel anthology published as a response to Orlando’s Pulse nightclub tragedy, has raised over $51,000 for this year’s charity recipient: The Trevor Project, the world’s largest suicide prevention and crisis intervention organization for LGBTQ young people.

Curated by writer Marc Andreyko, the Love Is Love anthology was published in December 2016, and by March 2017, it raised $165,000 for the OneOrlando Fund supporting Pulse victims and families. All proceeds are donated to LGBTQ charities, with a new recipient designated each year. The anthology made the 2018 donation at last night’s TrevorLIVE LA gala, which celebrates the organization’s work to save young LGBTQ lives.

“The Trevor Project hears from LGBTQ young people every day who fear violence, victimization, and bullying just for being who they are,” says Amit Paley, CEO & Executive Director of The Trevor Project. “The support of Love Is Love and its prolific editors and contributors sends a message to LGBTQ youth everywhere that they are loved, valued, and never alone.”

Marc Andreyko says, “It is incredibly humbling to see how Love Is Love continues to resonate with readers around the globe and continues to raise money for the LGBT community, and I could not think of a more deserving organization than The Trevor Project. Helping at-risk LGBTQ youth is a beautiful way to honor the 49 lives lost at Pulse and celebrate their too-short lives.”

“We’re grateful that so many have embraced Love Is Love’s message of awareness, acceptance, and support, and that the project continues to benefit vital organizations helping the LGBTQ community,” says Greg Goldstein, IDW President and Publisher.

Contributors to the Love Is Love project included such comic and entertainment luminaries as Brian Michael Bendis, Marguerite Bennett, Marc Bernardin, Paul Dini, Ming Doyle, Kieron Gillen, Sina Grace, Phil Jimenez, Jim Lee, David Mack, Brad Meltzer, Mark Millar, Grant Morrison, Nyambi Nyambi, Patton Oswalt, Ivan Reis, Gail Simone, Scott Snyder, Cat Staggs, José Villarrubia, and G. Willow Wilson, among many others.

Love Is Love is currently in its sixth printing, available via online booksellers and comic book specialty retailers. The anthology is also available through digital platforms.

 

TOTLB S21 Legion M

Are you ready for a bonus episode!! We spoke with Paul Scanlan, co-founder of Legion M!! Legion M is the world FIRST, fan owned entertainment company!! You, as a fan, can buy shares of the company. You will have a say in what the company invests in, through polls, or scouting, or various other programs!!

Paul spoke to us about how Legion M came to be, and what their goals are. He tells us a story of wanting to unite 1 million fans together, into an unstoppable force in the entertainment industry!! Imagine having 1 million fans all going to see the product that they’ve invested in, what a great way to get some good numbers at the box office!!

We talk about how you can get involved through investing, but also for free. A free membership still affords you the chance to go to the get together events, check out the forums, and try and help steer the company, through opinion. Fourth round of investing is happening right now, with only a $100 minimum, it’s a great time to invest in what we believe to be an awesome start up company, with great goals that we can get behind!! INVEST NOW

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. 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!!! PLUS FOR AS LITTLE AS $1/MONTH you can support us on Patreon!! A lot of cool extras on there for those who support!!

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Credit – Jonthan Garnett, Juan Muro, Gabe Llana

VALIANT HEROES Collectible Card Game App Now Available

London (November 28, 2018) – VirtTrade and Valiant Entertainment have announced the official launch of VALIANT HEROES – CARD BATTLES, available now for iOS devices. Developed by VirtTrade, the card-collecting and battle game features characters from the vast Valiant Universe, including Bloodshot, X-O Manowar, and Faith, plus many more. The game was initially announced in September.

In VALIANT HEROES, characters join forces to fight in single and multiplayer battles across the Valiant Universe. Players can collect cards and battle with them to gain XP, and build collections to improve their ranking against other players globally.

Additionally, players can compete in the “Fight Zone,” where they are able to trade and upgrade for cards with improved health and attack scores, giving them enhanced skills and powers for the battles ahead. Players can also earn regular rewards, including coins and free cards, as they return to the game each day.

VirtTrade has previously found success developing apps for the NFL, NBA, Discovery and, most recently, partnering with Formula 1 to make F1 Pack Rivals.

VALIANT HEROES is out now and free to download on the App Store and will be available soon on Google Play for Android devices.

Dynamite Delivers The Boys Omnibus Publishing Schedule!

Volume One of Ennis & Robertson’s
Critically-Acclaimed Series Releasing March 2019

November 21, Mt. Laurel, NJ: Dynamite Entertainment is releasing Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson’s Eisner-nominated series, The Boys, in a brand new format for fans and readers looking to jump on board with the critically-acclaimed series before the television adaptation debuts with Amazon Prime Video in 2019.

At a massive 344 pages, the fan-favorite series draped in controversy is now presented in an omnibus edition as Dynamite releases the first 14 issues of the acclaimed series in one oversized trade collection! Join the most brutal government operatives ever assembled in tales of mayhem and dark humor, as chronicled by Garth Ennis, Dennis Robertson, and Peter Snejbjerg. Meticulously restored, The Boys Omnibus Edition Volume 1 also features bonus art materials, the script to issue #1 by Garth Ennis, a coboysomni.jpgmplete cover gallery with iconic artwork by Darick Robertson, and much more.

Some superheroes have to be watched. Some have to be controlled. And some of them — sometimes — need to be taken out of the picture. That’s when you call in The Boys! In a world where costumed heroes soar through the sky and masked vigilantes prowl the night, someone’s got to make sure the “supes” don’t get out of line. Billy Butcher, Wee Hughie, Mother’s Milk, The Frenchman, and The Female are The Boys: A CIA-backed team of very dangerous people, each one dedicated to the struggle against the most dangerous force on Earth – superpower!

“The Boys has long been one of our proudest achievements in our 14 years of publishing,” said Nick Barrucci, CEO and Publisher of Dynamite Entertainment. “Garth and Darick poured blood, sweat, and tears into the project for six years and 72 issues and we’re excited to see new, affordable, collected editions for fans on stands in time for the much awaited Amazon Prime Video adaptation. There’s never been a better time to read this series.”

The Boys Omnibus Volume 1 will be released in stores everywhere March 2019. The Boys Omnibus Volume 2 and The Boys Omnibus Volume 3 are expected to see May and July release dates, respectively.

The Boys Omnibus Volume 1 will be solicited in Diamond Comic Distributors’ December 2018 Previews catalog, the premier source of merchandise for the comic book specialty market, and slated for release in February 2019. Comic book fans are encouraged to reserve a copy of The Boys Omnibus Volume 1 with their local comic book shop or pre-order through Amazon, Barnes & Noble, or retailer of their choosing.