20 Nov, 2018

AnimeNYC 2018

Posted by K.J. Linder in: .Blogs|Opinion|Signings & Events | No Comments

Welcome back Anime NYC! From November 16th to November 18th, this anime convention returned to the Jacob J. Javits Center in the city for its second year!

Anime NYC 2018

It’s been awhile since I’ve been to an anime con in NYC. Historically, NYC hasn’t been able to hold on to a big anime convention.

Big Apple Anime Fest (BAAF) was ended in 2005, Anime Next skipped town from NY to Secaucus NJ, and the big problems with Anime Fest at NYCC this year.

But Anime NYC is promising!

With 36,000 attendees (compared to last year’s 20,000) from all 50 states and over 15 countries this con could be on track to outdo Otakon. Read the rest of this entry »

A QUICK LOOK: DOPE AF 9.7 out of 10: Gritty storytelling, socially relevant content, honest character development, insane fight scenes… perfectly Miller-esque. Only points docked are for quiet ending that couldn’t compete with wildly explosive middle. A MUST-SEE!

If you are a long time comic reader, or new to the comic book superhero world, you’re asking yourself: Should I watch Daredevil Season 3? Well I’m here to tell you that while Netflix hasn’t been entirely successful with it’s Superhero franchises, this is the one you’ve been waiting for.

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Article by Henry Varona.

Order DC Rebirth Detective Comics HERE: http://ow.ly/sMeX30heC6K

In the world of comics, there’re so many sensational titles that sometimes truly fantastic books don’t get enough love! And since love is a really awesome thing, I feel like it’s my responsibility as a lifelong comic book fan to spread the good word about some of my favorite books in comics. Starting this week, you can find my thoughts on the wide-world of comics as I talk about new books, old books, and some just plain awesome things! It’s all right here and it starts right now with the inaugural edition of Henry’s Hot-Take!

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Midtownies! Raph here, totally pumped after seeing Captain America: The Winter Soldier. My colleague Tom H has posted a review on the blog, which you can find here, so I won’t rehash what Tom’s already done. What I would like to do, is give a wishlist of movies and TV shows that I’d like to see Marvel Studios produce in the future, things that they haven’t announced or haven’t been speculated (I’m leaving Doctor Strange specifically out because I really think they’re going to do a movie for him in Phase 3). I also would like for all of this to be on Netflix, or something similar, as this will be a super-connected series. See what I suggest after the break.

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Midtowners! Recently, Marvel announced the possibility of killing off one of its beloved characters, Wolverine. Death is a bad thing for us human beings in general, and it’s a tough subject to deal with, but in the world of comics, I think it’s a necessary part of a character’s lifespan. Sure, death in comics isn’t like death in real life, but in some ways it is. We’re going to look at death in comics, and see what results afterwards. I think you’ll be surprised as to how well it actually works out.

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Marvel Entertainment is going to conquer the world… the entertainment world, that is. Between the movies, cartoons and comics, Marvel pretty much controls a large portion of the entertainment market.

Then Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. debuted, and while the series has been unsteady, it’s another finger in another pie for Marvel.

That all changed very recently. More after the break.

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