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This week sees the release of the graphic novel Apocrypha: The Legend of Babymetal! In anticipation of that release, Amuse Inc. & Z2 Comics have released a preview of the graphic novel! The preview contains art from GMB Chomichuk, and explores the origins of the band.

Amuse Group USA and Z2 Comics also announced  that, in response to high demand in Japan, Z2 has prepared a Japanese translation guide for APOCRYPHA. The guide, which directly translates the book line-by-line from English to Japanese, will be available via an exclusive link using a code found in the book. A definitive Japanese edition has not yet been determined.

Apocrypha takes its three protagonists, who have been reincarnated, on a journey through time! The book can be ordered online via AmazonASMARTBarnes & Noble, and Books-A-Million; the standard edition of the book will be in comic book stores and bookstores on October 30, 2018 and retail for $24.99. Additionally, new APOCRYPHA: THE LEGEND OF BABYMETAL merchandise will be available exclusively at BABYMETAL’s official online store on October 30.

Carl Weathers, From Apollo to Arrested

It is hard to deny that Carl Weathers is an icon of pop culture.  From his action roles in Rocky and Predator, to his comedy in Happy Gilmore and Arrested Development, Weathers has been a cultural touchstone for decades.  On the second day of Colorado Springs Comic Con we got to sit in on a panel moderated by Eric Hollis of Bitfaced Podcast. Covering a wide range of his film and television work Weathers was entertaining on all levels.

The conversation started with Weathers talking about his time filming Force 10 From Navarrone, a World War II action film that he made with Robert Shaw.  It was a time that he clearly looked back on with fondness. He talked about how much he learned early on his career by filming all over Europe in all kinds of conditions with seasoned professionals.  The things that he learned from Robert Shaw were things that he would hold till this day.

Talking about how he obtained the role of Apollo Creed in Rocky he told the story of how he was playing football at the time.  He saw the opportunity for the role and in the audition was asked if he had any experience boxing. He lied and said that he did, and then went to show off his skills.  Apparently, his boxing was good enough and the rest is history. Twelve-hour days of boxing choreography and running through the scenes repeatedly. It was the kind of dedication and hard work that was needed to make an American film classic.

He went on to talk about his work with Adam Sandler on the set of Happy Gilmore.  The kind of silly fun and inside jokes that developed on the set bled into their performances.  The moment when Stubbs teaches Happy how to put was the example he provided. He showed us all how when a man is teaching a woman how to put in a film he comes up behind her and wiggles his hips.  So, he stood to show us how he did the same thing to Sandler, without telling him what he was about to do. The reaction that they got on film was a genuine reaction.

Weathers has made many single episode appearances on television shows, and when he was approached to do Arrested Development he initially declined because he didn’t want to just do a bit part.  Then he had an encounter with a friend that invited him to lunch. Before he could even get out of the house his friend had called him back to also say that he didn’t have any money. Weathers then got the idea for a character that was himself, but the stingiest version of himself possible.  Comedy gold was born as he saves people’s rib bones for stew and jumps onto tabs.

Weathers has and easy humor to him and was very open to talk about any project that he worked on.  He was cheerful and fun to listen to. Be sure to check out the video of the whole panel on our YouTube channel and subscribe.

Mego Returns!

It has been THIRTY FIVE years since the Mego Corporation shuttered it’s doors. It’s definitely time to make a come back!! Mego Corporation announced that after all that time, they will be making a return! Marty Abrams presents Mego™, which will be available exclusively at Target this August. Star Trek, DC, and I Dream of Genie will be just a few of the properties that are represented in the triumphant return! Each figure’s run will be 10,000 and have a unique serial number attached to it!

“We wanted to recreate a line that provides that nostalgic feeling of seeing a display of action figures they had as a child, and to share that with their own children” said Martin Abrams, Co-Founder and CEO of Mego Corporation.

The official reveal will happen at San Diego Comic Con 2018! Attendee’s will have the opportunity to buy a limited amount, BEFORE they hit Target. They will all be signed by Marty Abrams and a special celebrity guest!!

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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.”

CBS Studios All Star Lineup for San Diego Comic Con

CBS Studios is stepping up to the plate in a big way for San Diego Comic Con!! CBS will be presenting the exclusive world premiere screenings of CHARMED and MAGNUM P.I. CBS All Access will host a special marathon screening event of fan-favorite original episodes from the iconic cult classic THE TWILIGHT ZONE. Additionally, don’t miss a special sneak peek and panel discussion featuring Kevin Williamson alongside cast members of CBS All Access’ new psychological thriller, TELL ME A STORY, from Kapital Entertainment.

There is SO much lined up with a bunch of cool events and panels!! Here are all of the details:


“CHARMED” EXCLUSIVE SCREENING AND PANEL, 11:15 AM–12:15 PM, BALLROOM 20 – The iconic CHARMED is back just in time to celebrate its 20th anniversary. This reboot of the original series centers on three sisters in a college town who, after the tragic loss of their mother, discover they are powerful witches. Between vanquishing supernatural demons, tearing down the patriarchy and maintaining familial bonds, a witch’s work is never done. Please join series stars Melonie Diaz, Sarah Jeffery, Madeleine Mantock and Rupert Evans, along with producers Jennie Snyder Urman, Jessica O’Toole and Amy Rardin, for an exclusive sneak peek of the first episode of The CW series followed by a panel discussion.

“TELL ME A STORY,” 12:15–12:45 PM, BALLROOM 20 – Step into the world of TELL ME A STORY, the latest project from the brilliant mind of Kevin Williamson. In this reimagining of the world’s most beloved fairy tales, see “The Three Little Pigs,” “Little Red Riding Hood” and “Hansel and Gretel” come to life as dark and twisted psychological thrillers interweaving with each other against the backdrop of modern day New York City. Join executive producer Kevin Williamson, as well as series stars Paul Wesley and James Wolk, for an exclusive sneak peek of the CBS All Accessseries followed by a panel discussion. Moderated by the editor-in-chief of Entertainment Weekly, Henry Goldblatt.

“MAGNUM P.I.” EXCLUSIVE SCREENING AND PANEL, 4:15–5:30 PM, ROOM 6A – MAGNUM P.I. is a modern take on the classic series starring Jay Hernandez as Thomas Magnum, a decorated former Navy SEAL who, upon returning home from Afghanistan, repurposes his military skills to become a private investigator. A charming rogue, an American hero and a die-hard Detroit Tigers fan, Magnum has Juliet Higgins and her Dobermans to keep him in line, as well as his trusted buddies and fellow POW survivors TC and Rick when he needs backup on a job. With keys to a vintage Ferrari in one hand, aviator sunglasses in the other, and an Old Düsseldorf longneck chilling in the fridge, Thomas Magnum is back on the case! Please join series stars Jay Hernandez and Perdita Weeks and executive producers Peter Lenkov and Eric Guggenheim for an exclusive sneak peak of the premiere episode of the new CBS series followed by a panel discussion.

“CRAZY EX-GIRLFRIEND”: THE FINAL CURTAIN CALL, 5:45–6:30 PM, ROOM 6A – As the critically acclaimed CW series enters its final season, come celebrate and take a trip down memory lane with co-creators Rachel Bloom and Aline Brosh McKenna as they look back on some of the series’ most memorable moments and talk about what’s ahead for Rebecca Bunch. The panel will be moderated by series guest star Michael McMillian and will include a special performance and never-before-seen footage.


“STAR TREK: DISCOVERY” PANEL, 1:30–2:30 PM, HALL H – Over 50 years ago, the world was first introduced to what would quickly become a cultural phenomenon. “Star Trek” inspired developments in science and technology, broke social barriers, and transported viewers around the globe to new adventures and uncharted frontiers. Last fall, STAR TREK: DISCOVERY continued that tradition and followed the voyages of Starfleet aboard the U.S.S. Discovery. Join the cast and producers of this CBS All Access series to look back on season one and find out where the crew is headed as it transports into its second season.

Cast members scheduled to appear include Sonequa Martin-Green, Doug Jones, Shazad Latif, Mary Wiseman, Anthony Rapp, Wilson Cruz, Mary Chieffo and Anson Mount alongside executive producers Alex Kurtzman and Heather Kadin. The panel will be moderated by series guest star Tig Notaro, who will appear as Chief Engineer Reno.

“THE TWILIGHT ZONE” MARATHON SCREENING, 7:15–9:15 PM, ROOM 6A – THE TWILIGHT ZONE new original series will be coming soon to CBS All Access in a modern reimagining of the iconic series that took viewers to another dimension, a dimension not only of sight and sound but of mind. It was a journey into a wondrous land of imagination for five years on CBS, from 1959-1964. The godfather of sci-fi series, the show explored humanity’s hopes, despairs, pride and prejudice in metaphoric ways conventional dramas could not. Please join us for a special marathon screening and a look back at some of the fan-favorite episodes from the original series. Concessions and an exclusive giveaway item will be provided.


“CRAZY EX-GIRLFRIEND LIVE” STARRING RACHEL BLOOM, 7:30 PM, BALBOA THEATRE – The cast of the CW’s award-winning musical dramedy CRAZY EX-GIRLFRIEND is taking their show on the road in this live tour. Join Rachel Bloom, the rest of the cast and the CRAZY EX-GIRLFRIEND songwriters as they bring the show’s songs to life in this very special live concert event. This is a ticketed event and is currently sold out. For more info, please visit:




CBS COMEDY CARS – From Thursday, July 19 through Sunday, July 22, CBS will offer complimentary rides throughout the Gaslamp District in branded electric cars. Featured shows will include the new fall comedies THE NEIGHBORHOOD and HAPPY TOGETHER. Trailers of the series will be screened for the passengers in those cars as well. Brand ambassadors will distribute giveaways making their debut at Comic-Con, including a variety of collectable emoji squeezies for THE NEIGHBORHOOD and HAPPY TOGETHER.



“MAGNUM P.I.” TAKEOVER – On Thursday, July 19, CBS will cruise the streets of Comic-Con in a branded Ferrari 488 to promote the return of MAGNUM P.I. Brand ambassadors will distribute red sunglasses and Hawaiian leis.


“STAR TREK: DISCOVERY” PEDICABS – From Thursday, July 19 through Sunday, July 22, CBS will offer free “intergalactic” rides throughout San Diego’s Gaslamp District in pedicabs inspired by the design of the U.S.S. Discovery’s captain’s chair. The pedicabs will feature the chair’s distinctive stitched black seats as well as video monitors built into its armrests, which in this case will screen trailers for the highly anticipated second season of the show. As an added touch, each vehicle will display an illuminated U.S.S. Discovery delta shield on the back.


“STAR TREK: DISCOVERY” MIRROR UNIVERSE GALLERY TAKEOVER – CBS is creating a fully immersive STAR TREK: DISCOVERY Mirror Universe experience at the Michael J. Wolf Fine Arts Gallery (363 Fifth Avenue, San Diego); Comic-Con badges are not required for entry. The exhibit, scheduled to run from Thursday, July 19 through Sunday, July 22, will feature a photo opportunity with Emperor Georgiou’s throne and will showcase props and costumes from the series’ Terran Empire. The gallery will also house an official “Star Trek” shop with Comic-Con exclusives.

Mr. Mercedes San Diego Comic Con Panel

Have you had enough Mr. Mercedes yet? Probably not!! To go along with the announcement of the Mr. Mercedes Immersive Experience, there are now details on the panel that will be happening at San Diego Comic Con! The panel will be held on Thursday, July 19 from 8-9pm PT at the San Diego Convention Center room 7AB!

The second season takes place a year after Brady Hartsfield’s thwarted attempt to perpetrate a second mass murder in the community of Bridgton, Ohio. Since the incident, Hartsfield has been hospitalized in a vegetative state. Retired Detective Bill Hodges has done his best to move on from his Brady obsession, teaming up with Holly Gibney to open Finders Keepers, a private investigative agency. But when unexplainable occurrences begin to affect hospital staff members attending to Brady, Hodges is haunted by the feeling that Brady is somehow responsible.

Make sure you check out season 1 on AT&T AUDIENCE Network which can be found on DIRECTV Ch. 239 and AT&T U-verse Ch. 1114 and via streaming services on DIRECTV NOW, DIRECTV, and AT&T U-verse Apps. We will be doing a sneak peak article into season 2 as well, keep an eye out for that!!

Denver Comic Con Day 1 Wrap Up

What do you mean today was our slow day!

Holy shit what a whirlwind of a day. First off, if you have to make an hour long drive don’t drink a shit load of coffee and water, because when you have to wait in line for a half hour you have to pee so bad, and it is awful. In the door and its off to the races. I didn’t really have a lot going on for the first half of the day so I walk the floor, seeing what I could see and prepping for some of the floor interviews that I wanted to do.

Made a bee line to Terry Moore, there will be more about that in the Sunday wrap up though.

First on the docket was Andre Gower and Ryan Lambert from the new documentary “Wolfman’s Got Nards” about their time making Monster Squad and it’s resurgence in popularity. It is always amazing to chat with the creators of your childhood memories.

Spent some time walking the floor talking to some of the independent creators. There is so much great stuff out there that I know you will love to hear about on our DCC episodes. Pickle Noir, new illustrators, Cartoony Apocalyptic comics, and the most amazing 3d paper cutting I have seen in my whole fucking life.

Got a chance to sit with Wendy Terrion next, writer of the Jason Lex series. What a great read these books are, and as always she is an engaging interview. I hope you all take the time to read these fun fantasy novels about cryptids and secret societies. You will not be disappointed.

Next got a chance to moderate my first panel for Con season. Talked with G. Neri, Gale Galligan, Kurt Lustgarten, and Melissa Jane Osborne about graphic novels that kids should be reading. Had a good chat with them about their books, and books that they suggest for kids.

Then it was a chance to talk with Amy Chu, Sanya Anwar, Gene Ha and Tony Medina about social consciousness in comic books. This was a great discussion that was really heart felt with a little treat. I got to watch as Gene Ha spend the panel answering questions, and taking pictures with his iPad of people that he was interested in. He would then put pencil to paper, and then using and ink brush created a portrait. In the middle of the panel he would get up, walk over to the person that he was drawing and hand them a picture of themselves. Not gonna lie, I was a little jealous that he didn’t draw me! Can’t wait to sit and interview Sanya and Gene over the next couple days.

It was a great day filled with awesome interviews, and time seeing some of my Denver friends. My day was made even better by Mike, Matt, Marika, Randy, Dylan, James, Jeremiah, Meghan, Michael, Ryan, Erik, Smurf, Tim, Dom, John, Alicia, Karissa, Jon, and a whole slew of other people that I’m sure I have forgotten because I’m exhausted. So now I’m gonna sleep, then get up early and get my ass back to Denver for my fucking busy day!


Denver Comic Con kickoff!!

Hello everyone! Yes, it IS almost comic con day!! We JUST finished our traditional Denver Comic Con kick-off party, thrown by Frankie Serna!!

It is ALWAYS a good time! Hanging out with friends, having apps and beers, what better way to kickoff DCC!?


Don’t forget to stop by Frankies booth, Collect 2 Display,

Agrovated Art

And of course Hall Of Justice Comics

See you all at the show tomorrow!! Denver Comic Con, here we come!!


Denver Comic Con TOMORROW!

Well, our first Comic Con of our working season is tomorrow!! Denver Comic Con is FINALLY here!! With more than 100,000 people expected, it is sure to be a crazy, but amazing time!! There will be more than 200 celebrities, artists, authors, and more than 600 hours of different panels/programs. We will even be moderating 6 different panels!! With Denver Comic Con being tomorrow, here are some tips, information, etc. about the show, that you might need to know!


To promote a quicker and more streamlined entry process, Denver Comic Con has implemented Flash Seats, an ID-based digital ticketing system that allows guests to enter the event with an ID, the credit card used to purchase tickets or with the Flash Seats mobile app, which also allows guests to sell, buy, and transfer tickets. For more on Flash Seats, visit:

Even with the new, more efficient ticketing system, guests should plan for lines, particularly for some of the more popular events, sessions and guests. Entry lines will be longest when the Con opens at 10 a.m. each day, with the longest lines of the weekend expected on Saturday.

Early badge pick-up will be available Thursday, Jun. 14 at the Colorado Convention Center from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. at the entrance near 13th St. & Welton St.


Denver Comic Con’s top priority is the welfare and safety of guests. With that in mind, DCC staff works closely with the Denver Police Department and security contractors throughout the year on a variety of measures to enhance guest safety at the event, including training, bag checks and prop checks throughout the weekend.

Please note that the 2018 cosplay guidelines have been updated, and NO prop firearms will be permitted. Guests seeking the optimal fan experience are encouraged to carry in as little as possible with them. Minimizing outside items will expedite security checks and maximize efficiency at points of entry. For details about prop and cosplay guidelines, visit:

 General Event Info

Denver Comic Con is one of Denver’s largest consumer conventions, and a program of Pop Culture Classroom, a Denver-based non-profit that brings education and literacy programs to classrooms throughout the Denver metro-area. Last year’s con brought in more than 110,000 attendees and reached all corners of pop culture including film, television, comic books, tabletop and video games, anime, manga, cosplay, horror and science fiction and web comics.”

Remember everyone! Denver Comic Con kicks off tomorrow, June 15th through Sunday June 17th. The doors will open at 10am and close at 7pm, except on Sunday, when the show floor closes at 6pm! All the fun is at the Colorado Convention Center, 700 14th Street, Denver, CO 80202. This year there are TWO entrances for guests with tickets. You can enter via:

14th Street & Stout Street
13th Street & Welton Street

“The con also features more 10,000 sq. ft. of floor space dedicated to the Kid’s Lab. A space for kids and teens to explore pop culture through projects and talks from industry luminaries.” We personally have had our kids want to stay in the kid’s lab for HOURS! There are different activities and panels catered just for them, and it’s loads of fun!!


TICKETS: Ticket prices start at $38.50 for adults and $8.25 for children. 3-day passes are sold out, and single-day tickets are moving quickly, but still availability. You can purchase your tickets here if you have not done so yet!

Follow Denver Comic Con on their social media:

Document all of your fun using the hashtag #dcc2018

If you see us, stop us to record some content for our show! We hope to see everyone there!!

Comic Con Season has begun!

Hello everyone!! The Denver Comic Con/Breckenridge Brewery beer release party, was just a couple short days ago! For the past three years, this event has marked the beginning of the Thinking Outside the Longbox “con” season! The next few episodes will more than likely be filled with Comic Con geared content, interviews, and just all around madness!!

Next up, we will be recording the day before DCC, at a kickoff party with our buddy, Frankie Serna! Frankie does some of the coolest art out there, and this party was a great time last year!! Free beer, good food, prizes, don’t miss out!! The party will be on June 14th. Look to our social media in the coming weeks, for time, and more details!!

(work by Frakie Serna)

After that, of course we will be covering Denver Comic Con (June 15th – 17th)! We are there officially as Press once again this year. This means that we will more than likely not be stationary. We still want you all to come record with us, it may just be in different spots during the weekend haha! We’ll do our best to ensure we update everyone through our social media. We’ve already lined up at least 10 different interviews for this show! One of them so far, from a little TV show you might recognize………Stranger Things!

(2017 Denver Comic Con)

We take a couple of weeks off, THEN we attend what might be the most exciting event of our year!! This is the FIRST year that we have gotten Press badges for San Diego Comic Con!! It’s the 4th year that Jon has attended, Juan’s 3rd year, and Gabe’s FIRST year attending at all!! I will once again be making the 18 hour road trip journey to the Los Angeles/San Diego region for this comic con!! We are nervous, since it’s our first year, BUT super excited as well! Hopefully we will get to speak with some awesome creators, and some “bigger” names!! Maybe even a few round table interviews! For all the naysayers, SDCC is one of the most fun times of the year!!

(2017 San Diego Comic Con, Fanbase Press)

We round out our Comic Con season in August with Colorado Springs Comic Con! We haven’t quite heard about “official” press badges yet, but we will be there covering the show no matter what! This show has outgrown it’s location 3 years in a row! Every year the show has had to move to a different building, because it is fast becoming a very popular, end of the year show! Bringing in people from Harry Potter, The Walking Dead, Deadpool, plus comic book creators; Buzz, Neal Adams, Ron Marz, etc. It’s been fun watching this show grow!!

(2017 Colorado Springs Comic Con, Tom Payne)

Once all of the official Comic Con events have ended, and the dust settles, I’ll be taking a break, and heading down to Cuba. I WILL be recording some content down there. This may or may not be what you’re used to listening to, but I want to ensure that we record it either way. A look forward to the next years’ events, and a look back at everything we have accomplished this year. This is our four year anniversary as a podcast team, and there is very little in this life that I would trade it for. It’s been a blessing being able to get together with friends every other week, and do something that we love. Hopefully this will keep growing, and we can keep bringing you fun/creative/different content. We aren’t the same old, clean, watered down, short, “for everyone,” show, but I think that is what makes us different. Hopefully you’ll spread the word about us to your friends/family, and we can defy the odds!! Thanks for all the support everyone!!