All the Nerdy News that is fit to know for Friday!
Captain Marvel trailer has most views in 24 hours for a Marvel movie
Disney announces Star Wars movie slow-down
Alan Tudyk to star in Resident Alien series
Michael B Jordan to portray John Clark in Tom Clancy series
Star Trek: Short Treks coming to CBS All Access
Kristen Bell to portray title character in Hulu’s Veronica Mars
Jordan Peele will be host on new Twilight Zone
Stargirl cast Brec Bessinger as title character on DCU Streaming
Daredevil season 3 out on October 19th on Netflix
Big Mouth season 2 premieres October 5th on Netflix
James Bond 007 #1 to feature Oddjob
Batman: Damned #1 second printing will edit out Bat-penis
Diamond Select’s Marvel Premier Venom Statue Returns
Ragnarok Gladiator Hulk 1/6 scale action figure from Hot Toys
Psylocke Premium Format figure by Sideshow Collectibles
HBO & Funko will have pop-up shops in Manhattan during NYCC
Sony is getting out of hand-held game market
PS4 Spider-man sold 3.3 million copies in first 3 days
All the Nerdy News that is fit to know for Thursday!
Bruce Greenwood cast in “Doctor Sleep”
Ryan Coogler will produce Space Jam 2
Aubrey Plaza cast in “Child’s Play” reboot
Walking Dead planning movies and spin-offs
Garfield gets a reality show in “Garfield: TV or not TV #1”
“Cheryl Blossom” and “Go-Bots” will release on Local Comic Shop Day
Carol Danvers origin retconned in “Life of Captain Marvel”
“Buffy the Vampire Slayer” moving to Boom Studios
Wolverine’s healing power not quite right in “Return of Wolverine #1”
Dark Horse to publish “Berserk” hard cover deluxe editions
Lex Luthor makes a deal with Batman Who Laughs
All the Nerdy News that is fit to know for Sunday.
Rowan Atkinson back for third Johnny English movie
Predator is tops at the box office this past weekend
Avengers Infinity War has 4th highest domestic box office ever
Solo: A Star Wars Story comes out on Bluray September 25th
Matt Hardy announces retirement from wrestling
Barry Allen investigates Strength Force
Upgrade Soul optioned for movie adaption
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Black Panther has highest domestic Bluray sales for 2018
Venom one shot comic for opening weekend at AMC theaters
Elizabeth Tulloch cast as Lois Lane in Arrowverse
Cassandra Jean Amell cast as Nora Fries in Arrowverse
Hulu developing Into the Dark horror series
Today is Batman Day
Xander Berkeley cast as Ben Lockwood’s father on Supergirl
The Thing is getting married in Fantastic Four #5
Marvel had 40% + market share for month of August
Soul of the Dragon OGN has Tommy the Green Ranger saving his son
Here’s the Nerdy News to get you through the weekend.
Silent Night, Deadly Night Bluray will come with Ricky action figure
Popular Film category dropped from Oscars
Burt Reynolds passed away at age 82
Star Wars: Last Jedi is best selling Bluray of 2018
Mattel launching their own film studio
Party of Five reboot in development by Disney
High School Musical in development by Disney
Iron Fist season 2 will have an after credits scene
I really like how Disney is giving us a Star Wars side story in between the major story-line movies. Rogue One gave us a look at how the rebels were able to get the blue prints for the Death Star. Now they are gonna shed some light on the early days of fan favorite character, Han Solo.
Judging by the trailer we will see Han’s time training as an Imperial pilot, before being booted from the program. We get to see how Han was mentored by Tobias Beckett (Woody Harrelson). Tobias will teach him how to navigate through galactic criminal channels.
Lando Calrissian (Donald Glover) has a bit of on screen time in the trailer. I am crossing my fingers that we get to see the famous poker game where Han Solo wins the Millennium Falcon from Lando.
Chewbacca is present in the trailer too. It is not certain if they will show how Han and Chewie met. If not, hopefully we will get a stand alone Chewbacca movie.
With Ron Howard in the director’s chair, I believe this movie will be great. I must believe this! Han Solo is an iconic Star Wars character and anything less than a great movie about him would be a disappointment.
Are you looking forward to Solo: A Star Wars Story? Do you want to see Han do the Kessel run in less than 12 parsecs? Let us know what you want to see in the movie in the comments.
To celebrate the release of Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Alamo Drafthouse Cinema Montecillo is offering activities, including a food and drink menu inspired by the film, collectible pint glasses, an appearance by the El Paso Youth Orchestra, photos with “Vader Claus”, “Estar Guars” Loteria, an art show and more.
“We love to create memorable cinematic experiences for our guests and Star Wars: The Last Jedi is the perfect opportunity to pull out all the stops,” said Alamo Drafthouse Montecillo Programming Director, Robert Saucedo.
Star Wars: The Last Jedi opens on Thursday, December 14 and picks up exactly where 2015’s The Force Awakens left off. This film puts the Star Wars saga’s beloved characters against all-new challenges and revelations.
Guests can purchase three different Mondo Star Wars: The Last Jedi pint glasses by superstar artist Oliver Barrett or a Birth.Movies.Death commemorative magazine with their ticket purchase at the box office (while supplies last).
The Alamo Drafthouse culinary team has crafted a tasty food and drink menu inspired by THE LAST JEDI with items to satisfy scruffy nerf-herders of all appetites.
Moviegoers can snack on a big ol’ bowl of fiery Lava Planet Popcorn, or find yourself some Tatooine-style comfort with a heaping plate of Twin Sun Hash. You can find all of these and more on specially designed die-cut menu shaped like your two new favorite droid heroes.
There is something for all Star Wars fans at Alamo Drafthouse Montecillo and the following activities are programmed for Thursday, December 14 through Saturday, December 16:
Join us for “Estar Guars” Loteria in Glass Half Full Taproom hosted by local artist Roman Martinex. 12/14 – 12/16, 6PM – 10PM
El Paso Youth Symphony Orchestra. 12/14, 6PM – 6:30PM
Artist Roman Martinez pop-up “Estar Guars” art show. 12/14 – 12/16, 6PM – 10PM
Get your photo with Darth Vader Santa Claus in front of our STAR WARS themed Christmas trees. 12/14 – 12/16, 6PM – 8:30 PM
Appearance from the El Paso Chapter of the 501st Legion, a group of STAR WARS super-fans in impressive costumes 12/14 – 12/16, 6PM – 10PM
Dig in and take a peek at the entire menu HERE. Clickherefor movie tickets.
When you first see C-3PO in Star Wars Force Awakens he has a red arm. There is no way to overlook this fashion faux-pas since C-3PO brings attention to it himself. What they never explain is why his left arm is red. The reason is explained in the Star Wars C-3PO #1 one-shot comic and no where else. If you aren’t a comic book reader you likely don’t know the answer to this question.
Star Wars C-3PO #1 by Marvel Comics starts out with a Resistance ship crashing onto an unidentified planet. The reserve fuel tanks fail to jettison on re-entry and the ship explodes killing all the crew except for 6 droids. 5 of these droids are Resistance droids. The other droid was actually a prisoner on the ship. He was an RA-7 First Order protocol droid named Omri.
Omri supposedly has information on the location where the First Order is holding Admiral Akbar. The First Order will interrogate him for information and undoubtedly kill him when they get what they need.
The Resistance droids detect a beacon from a crashed First Order TIE Fighter nearby. They decide to get the beacon, change the frequency to alert the Resistance, and deliver Omri.
The trip to the beacon is perilous and filled with hostile life forms. All the droids meet their demise except Omri and C-3PO. C-3PO does lose his left arm in one of the scuffles. They make it to within steps of the beacon when acid rain begins to fall and eat away at them.
They take refuge under the wing of a downed spacecraft. The acid rain begins to eat through their make-shift cover and they realize they won’t be safe for long.
Omri confides in C-3PO that he does indeed have the location of Admiral Akbar. He gives this info to C-3PO and sacrifices himself to reset the beacon. As the acid is eating away at Omri we see under his protective outer coating is red primer. C-3PO is able to salvage the red left arm.
A Resistance ship answers the distress beacon and saves C-3PO. Once aboard the Resistance ship C-3PO puts the red arm on his body. He tells BB-8 the arm offends him aesthetically, but he decides he will keep it on for a while as a memorial.
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Patrick from ZiaComics.com opens and builds the Lego Star Wars Slave I set 75060. It took him about 2 days to complete the build, but don’t worry… we time lapsed the build so it only takes a few minutes to watch it go from a pile of Legos to the completed Slave 1.
Slave I is the iconic ship owned by Jango Fett before the Clone Wars. His son/clone Boba Fett took ownership after Jango was killed by Mace Windu. Slave I is a modified Firespray-31-class patrol and attack craft. Jango outfitted the craft with a number of weapons including laser cannons, projectile launchers, and seismic charges.
After several failed attempts to kill Jedi Master Mace Windu to avenge his father, Boba Fett, Aurra Sing, and Bossk traveled to the planet Florrum to meet with Sing’s friend, spice pirate Hondo Ohnaka.
Jedi Ahsoka Tano and Plo Koon captured Fett and Bossk. Aurra Sing tried to escape on Slave I. Ahsoka Tano sliced off a wing with her lightsaber. This caused Sing to lose control and crash the ship. Hondo Ohnaka took ownership of Slave I until near the end of the Clone War when it returned to Boba’s ownership.
The ship became well-known to the galaxy’s fugitives. It is recognized as being the ship of the galaxy’s deadliest bounty hunters. Boba Fett used Slave I to transport a carbon-frozen Han Solo from Cloud City to Jabba the Hutt on Tatooine during the Galactic Civil War. Originally, it had a blue base instead of the dark red. This was changed when it came into Ohnaka’s possession.
Features – product details for Slave I™ 75060 from Star Wars™
Track down fugitives with legendary bounty hunter, Boba Fett™ aboard the powerful Slave I! This exclusive LEGO® Star Wars™ model features a rotating cockpit and wings for flight and landing mode, plus dual shooters and hidden blasters to repel attackers.
Reenact the capture of Han Solo™ in Star Wars™: Episode V The Empire Strikes Back and take off from Bespin with the carbonite-imprisoned Rebel hero in the cargo hold. Attach the stand to display this iconic ship in characteristic upright flight. Includes 4 minifigures with weapons: Boba Fett™, Bespin Guard™, Stormtrooper™ and Han Solo™.
Includes 4 minifigures with weapons: Boba Fett™, Bespin Guard™, Stormtrooper™ and Han Solo™
Also includes Han Solo™ in carbonite!
Features a rotating cockpit and wings, opening side hatches with hidden guns and missiles, 2 rotating dual shooters, cargo hold and a display stand with data sheet
Weapons include special blaster pistol for Boba Fett™, blaster pistol for Bespin Guard™ and a blaster rifle for the Stormtrooper™
Rotate the cockpit and wings for flight and landing mode
Place carbonite-imprisoned Han Solo™ in the cargo hold
Open the side hatches to unleash missiles from the hidden guns
Showcase the huge Slave I in upright flight on the display stand
Recreate classic scenes from Star Wars™: Episode V The Empire Strikes Back
Measures over 7” (20cm) high, 17” (45cm) long and 14” (37cm) wide in landing mode
Patrick from ZiaComics.com unboxes the Exclusive Lego Star Wars Snowspeeder item #75144. This Lego set has 1,703 pieces and is for ages 14+. It took about 3 days of building after work to complete. There are some cool features like opening canopy and dial down flaps in the back (as seen in the video). This was a very fun build and we recommend it to anyone, especially Star Wars fans.
Product Details from Lego
Collect a true Star Wars classic: the T-47 Snowspeeder. This LEGO® interpretation of the iconic airspeeder that fans will remember from Star Wars: Episode V The Empire Strikes Back has all the details you’d expect, including opening airbrakes, rotating rear gun, and an opening cockpit with space for the included Rebel Snowspeeder Pilot and Rebel Snowspeeder Gunner minifigures. This model also comes with a display stand and fact plaque, so it can take pride of place in any LEGO Star Wars collection.
Includes 2 minifigures: a Rebel Snowspeeder Pilot and a Rebel Snowspeeder Gunner.
Features intricate, authentic detailing, opening airbrakes, rotating rear gun and an opening cockpit with space for the 2 included minifigures.
Attach the Snowspeeder to the stand with fact plaque to display it.
Impress your friends with this amazing recreation of a classic Star Wars Snowspeeder.
Includes 2 blaster pistols.
Accessory elements include electrobinoculars, a Snowspeeder Pilot helmet and a Snowspeeder Gunner helmet.
Snowspeeder on display stand measures over 8” (21cm) high, 15” (39cm) long and 11” (29cm) wide, and over 4” (11cm) high without stand.
It’s a tie! The Top 10 comics for December are an even 50/50 split between Marvel and DC. None of the smaller publishers were able to crack the top 10 this month.
DC Comics again relied heavily on Batman related titles. All 5 of their top 10 comics have Batman in them. Batman #12 & 13, Dark Knight Master Race Book 7, All-Star Batman #5, and Justice League vs. Suicide Squad #1. Not sure if this is a statement about the popularity of Batman or if DC is just having trouble elevating another character to Bruce Wayne’s level.
2 of Marvel’s top 10 titles are in the Star Wars Universe. Star Wars #26 kicks off the Yoda story. We get to learn a little about the diminutive Jedi’s early exploits. Doctor Aphra #1 gives one of the newer Star Wars characters her own book. She is like Indiana Jones of outer space. She is accompanied by 2 re-purposed Imperial droids, 0-0-0 specializing in torture) and BT-1 (assassin droid). You’ll also see more of Black Krrsantan, a Wookie bounty hunter.
There are also 2 Marvel titles dealing with big fights in Inhumans vs X-men #1 and Civil War II #8. The last Marvel title in the top 10 is Hulk #1 which sees She-Hulk take over the mantle of “Hulk” as she wrestles with her growing inner rage.
Let us know what titles you are reading and why you believe they should be in the top 10. Just leave a note in the comments section.
Darth Maul is introduced in Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace. He is the Sith apprentice to Emperor Sheev Palpatine (Darth Sidious). They don’t give much information about the character in the movie. In fact, he is sliced in half by Obi-Wan Kenobi’s lightsaber. Even with his short time in the movie he became one of the most popular characters.
There have been many stories written about him surviving his defeat by Obi-Wan.
Darth Maul does appear in the animated series Star Wars: The Clone Wars and Star Wars Rebels. You learn more about his origin in the third season of Clone Wars. Darth Maul is a warrior of the Nightbrother clan on the planet Dathomir. This planet is inhabited by the dominant Nightsister witchcraft society led by Mother Talzin. Maul’s tattoos are described as the markings of a warrior.
It is also revealed that he has a brother named Savage Opress.Darth Maul becomes insane and suffers amnesia as a result of being defeated by Obi-Wan. Savage Opress finds Maul and brings him to Mother Talzin back on Dathomir. Talzin is able to restore Maul’s mind and gives him robotic legs. Maul sets out with Opress as his apprentice to get his revenge on Obi-Wan.
New Darth Maul comic book
Marvel has been doing a spectacular job with the Star Wars comics. With Darth Maul being one of the most popular characters in the Star Wars Universe it is safe to assume this comic will be flying off the shelves at your local comic book store.
Independent comic book publisher Aspen Comics is pleased to announce another exclusive release from their hugely popular www.AspenStore.com Michael Turner and Peter Steigerwald variant cover series for Marvel Comics, this time for the release of their highly anticipated Star Wars comic book, Darth Maul #1.
One of only a small handful of contemporary Star Wars images Michael Turner illustrated before his passing, this exclusive www.AspenStore.com cover featuring the fearsome Darth Maul is an absolute must for any comic book, Michael Turner or Star Wars fan. Colored for the first time by the incomparable Peter Steigerwald, the comic book galaxy just got a little bit deadlier with the release of this brand new Michael Turner Darth Maul exclusive cover!
The Darth Maul #1 www.AspenStore.com Michael Turner & Peter Steigerwald exclusive cover will be available for pre-order starting on Saturday, January 14th at noon (PST)/3:00 PM (EST) and will feature a color variant (limited to 3,000 copies) in addition to a special black and white sketch variant (limited to 2,000 copies and available only in the Darth Maul #1 www.AspenStore.com set). Darth Maul #1 will be released February 1st.
(W) Cullen Bunn (A) Luke Ross (CA) Rod Reis
Bred on hate, fear, and anger…steeped in the ways of darkness…and trained to kill. Darth Maul’s time as apprentice to Darth Sidious has long been cloaked in shadows, but at last we will reveal his tale of revenge. From writer Cullen Bunn (DEADPOOL KILLS THE MARVEL UNIVERSE, WOLVERINE) and artist Luke Ross (STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS, HERCULES) comes a tale of rage unleashed as Darth Maul prepares for his first encounter with the Jedi.
In Shops: Feb 01, 2017
Patrick from ZiaComics.com unboxes the new SideShow Star Wars R5-J2 action figure. R5-J2 is an R5-series astromech droid that possesses masculine programming.
Imperial R5-J2’s have a black-and-silver body, though some of his panels are painted bronze. R5 is inexpensively made which is it’s primary selling feature.
ABOUT THIS SIXTH SCALE FIGURE
Joining Sideshow’s acclaimed Star Wars Sixth Scale Collection is the R5-J2 Imperial Astromech Droid.
Making a brief appearance in the opening of Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi, this sleek black and copper colored repair droid was stationed on the second Death Star during the battle of Endor. Built slightly larger than the Imperial R2-Q5 unit, the R5-J2 Sixth Scale Figure measures roughly 8.6 inches tall and features hinged panels, retractable treads, and a unique swiveling trapezoid-shaped head. Not even a memory inhibitor could keep this droid from bringing personality and charm to your Star Wars collection.
WHAT’S IN THE BOX?
The Star Wars R5-J2 Imperial Astromech Droid Sixth Scale Figure specially features:
A highly detailed R5 series Astromech sculpt
Articulated terrain tread legs
Body compartments with hinged panels
License: Star Wars
Scale: Sixth Scale Figure
Manufacturer: Sideshow Collectibles
Product Size: 8.66″ H (219.96mm) x 4.5″ W (114.3mm) x 3″ L (76.2mm)*
Box Size: 5.00″ H (127mm) x 9.00″ W (228.6mm) x 12.00″ L (304.8mm)*
Product Weight: 1.00 lbs (0.45 kg)*
Dimensional Weight: 3 lbs*
Int’l Dim. Weight: 4 lbs*
*Size and weight are approximate values.
Product Sku: 100383
Pascual Wawoe (Sculpt)
Tim Niver (Sculpt)
Jason Eaton (Paint)
Kat Sapene (Paint)
The Sideshow Design and Development Team
One of the most iconic starships of the Star Wars™ saga is back, and it’s leaner and meaner than ever before! As featured in exciting scenes from Star Wars: The Force Awakens, this latest LEGO® version of the Millennium Falcon™ is crammed with new and updated external features.
The external features include an even more streamlined and detailed design, detachable cockpit with space for 2 mini-figures, rotating top and bottom laser turrets with hatch and space for a mini-figure, dual spring-loaded shooters, sensor dish,ramp and an entrance hatch.
Open up the hull plates to reveal even more great new and updated details inside, including the main hold with seating area and Holochess board, more detailed hyper-drive, secret compartment, extra boxes and cables, and storage for spring-loaded shooter ammo. And of course no LEGO Millennium Falcon model would be complete without Han Solo and Chewbacca, as well as other great characters from Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
Activate the hyper-drive and set course for LEGO Star Wars fun! Includes 6 mini-figures with assorted weapons: Rey, Finn, Han Solo, Chewbacca, Tasu Leech and a Kanjiklub Gang Member, plus a BB-8 Astromech Droid.
Lego kit contents
Includes 6 minifigures with assorted weapons: Rey, Finn, Han Solo, Chewbacca, Tasu Leech and a Kanjiklub Gang Member, plus a BB-8 Astromech Droid
Exterior features streamlined and detailed design, detachable cockpit with space for 2 mini-figures, rotating top and bottom laser turrets with hatch and space for a mini-figure, dual spring-loaded shooters, sensor dish, ramp, entrance hatch and opening hull plates
Detailed interior includes a more detailed hyper-drive, Holochess board, secret compartment, extra boxes and cables, and storage for spring-loaded shooter ammo
Weapons include a blaster pistol, silver-colored blaster pistol, blaster, gang pistol, gang rifle and a bowcaster
Lift the hull plates and check out the detailed interior
Become a make-believe Holochess master!
Detach the cockpit
Fire the dual spring-loaded shooters
Hide weapons and other cargo in the secret compartment
Pretend to activate the hyper-drive and make a fast getaway!
Recreate fantastic scenes from Star Wars: The Force Awakens
The perfect addition to any LEGO Star Wars collection
Measures over 5” (14cm) high, 18” (47cm) long and 12” (32cm) wide