Once Upon A Time Season 1 Episode 2

Apologies for the far too late recap but better late than never, right?  Hello?  Is this mic on?  Anyway, holy crap!  How much better was this episode than the pilot?  I’ll tell you: about a hundred times better.  First of all, the cheese factor went out the window at the same time the bitch factor went up like 100%.  On top of that, imagine my surprise to hear the show open with some Cat Stevens?  I had a good feeling about the episode from that moment.

But, then, it got even better!  Eviler!  Kudos show.  This week’s episode definitely gave Grimm’s first episode a run for its fairytale money.  And, between you and me, I think Once Upon a Time wins this round.  Mother Mayor took off her gloves and slapped the shit out of everyone.  It was glorious.  Especially since it pissed off Emma, who was like game on witch!  Glorious! Continue reading Once Upon A Time Season 1 Episode 2

Shallow Graves Coverage of NYCC Mr. T Style Sucka!

Mr. T & Chad Michael Murray

The scene NYCC 2011, Shallow Graves Magazine sent in their best man to represent, and it was none other than Mr. T (Macdaniel Macleod) A cosplayer with who knows the ins and outs of the convention circuit. Let us tell you this man did not disappoint! He covered the convention and then some. Enjoy!!! Continue reading Shallow Graves Coverage of NYCC Mr. T Style Sucka!

Grimm Season 1 Episode 1

 

So, on tonight’s episode of “Supernatural”…what do you mean this isn’t “Supernatural”?  Okay, I admit, I didn’t see the Metallicar and no, Nick Burckhardt looks nothing like the Winchester brothers, but…but the monster journal!  And the secret family history of hunters!  The awesome stash of weaponry? And, the mythological yet real monsters they hunt!  Okay, fine, it’s just a coincidence, but I swear if his girlfriend gets immolated on the ceiling by a demon I’m calling Kripke.  Don’t say you weren’t warned NBC.
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Rockstar Games at New York Comic-Con

Just quick heads-up for you gamers out there.  Rockstar Games will be showing a special gameplay demonstration of Max Payne 3 as well as celebrating the 10th Anniversary of Grand Theft Auto III and showcasing playable mobile versions of the game for all attendees. Visitors can also tour the Grand Theft Auto III gallery featuring the game’s signature art, and will also have the opportunity to win special anniversary edition Grand Theft Auto III and Rockstar Games merchandise.

 

Rockstar Games is located at booth #1604, so check them out!

Archaia Entertainment Unveils New York Comic Con Event Schedule

Eisner-award winning graphic novel publisher, Archaia Entertainment, unveils its biggest event slate at this year’s New York Comic Con with several eye-opening presentations set to highlight the company’s most anticipated initiatives.

 

Friday offers attendees the chance to become more than fans with the panel, How to Make a Great Indie Graphic Novel, which gives fans an inside look at what it takes to become a published author and artist. Join Archaia editor-in-chief Stephen Christy and Chief Creative Officer Mark Smylie as they host special guests for an informative panel on what goes into the production of a full-length graphic novel, including the steps from concept to writing, design to production, to self-publishing or submitting your graphic novel for publication. If you’ve ever wanted to know what it takes to make an amazing-looking book, this is the panel to attend! Guests include Michael Lapinksi (Feeding Ground), Jim McCann (Return of the Dapper Men) and David Petersen (Mouse Guard). The panel takes place in Room 1A23 from 2:30pm to 3:30pm.

 

Also on Friday, Archaia is hosting two exciting off-site signing events attended by Chad Michael Murray, Victor Quinaz and Brent Schoonover.

 

One Tree Hill’s Chad Michael Murray will be signing copies of his highly-anticipated graphic novel, Everlast at Barnes & Noble (150 East 86th St., New York) beginning at 7:00pm. Everlast follows Derek Everlast, a mysterious man whose destiny in life is to guide mankind on the eve of the apocalypse.

 

Victor Quinaz and Brent Schoonover, creators of the gritty and groundbreaking Mr. Murder is Dead, will be signing copies at P.S. Bookshop (76 Front St, Brooklyn) from 7:00pm to 9:00pm. Hearkening back to the golden age of comics, Mr. Murder is Dead is a stylistic noir that follows a burnt out detective as he uncovers the truth behind the death of his arch-nemesis. The creators will be back on Saturday when they’re joined by Zachary Quinto (Star Trek), who produced the graphic novel under his company, Before the Door Productions. All three will be available for autographs from 8:00pm to 10:00pm at St. Mark’s Place (11 Saint Mark’s Place, New York).

 

On Sunday, Archaia is honored to share the legacy of one of the world’s greatest creative visionaries, Jim Henson, in The Early Works of Jim Henson. Jim Henson was a creative genius responsible for some of the most iconic properties today, including The Muppets, Fraggle Rock and The Dark Crystal. But what was he like leading up to that success? Join Archaia and The Jim Henson Company as they explore his early works and creative process, complete with archival, rarely seen footage, brought to you by Henson archivist, Karen Falk. Then, get an advance look at TALE OF SAND, the new original graphic novel coming in November, based on a never-before-seen screenplay written by Jim Henson and his longtime collaborator, Jerry Juhl. Falk, Archaia editor-in-chief Stephen Christy and Tale of Sand artist Ramón Pérez will discuss the behind-the-scenes production of the book and debut some new images! Moderated by Archaia CEO PJ Bickett, the panel will happen from 3:45pm to 4:45pm in room 1A15.

 

Throughout the weekend, Archaia will host dozens of writers and artists for autograph sessions at their booth, #1546. Check Archaia.com or the booth for a schedule. In addition, Relativity Media, the studio behind the upcoming Immortals film, will host a gallery on the show floor (booth #444) featuring art from the graphic novel prelude, Immortals: Gods and Heroes, including works by Rafael Kayanan, Jock and Scott Hampton.

 

About Archaia Entertainment
Archaia is a multi-award-winning graphic novel publisher with more than 50 renowned publishing brands, including such domestic and international hits as Mouse Guard, Return of the Dapper Men, Gunnerkrigg Court, Awakening, The Killer, Days Missing, Tumor, Syndrome, Artesia, Engineer, and an entire line of The Jim Henson Company graphic novels. Archaia has built an unparalleled reputation for producing meaningful content that perpetually transforms minds, building one of the industry’s most visually stunning and eclectic slates of graphic novels. Archaia was named Graphic Novel Publisher of the Year according to Ain’t it Cool News, Graphic Policy, and Comic Related, and was honored with nine 2011 Eisner Awards nominations. Archaia has also successfully emerged as a prolific storyteller in all facets of the entertainment industry, extending their popular brands into film, television, gaming, and branded digital media.

BIOWARE AND DARK HORSE UNVEIL SPECIAL EDITION COMIC BOOK AT NEW YORK COMIC CON

BioWare™, a division of Electronic Arts, and Dark Horse Comics announced today a special edition of Mass Effect: Invasion #1, the first installment in a series of comic books detailing the events following Commander Shepard’s epic journey in the critically acclaimed Action Role Playing Game, Mass Effect™ 2. The special edition of Mass Effect: Invasion #1 features brand new cover art designed by the Mass Effect team and signed exclusively by Mass Effect Lead Writer, Mac Walters. The special edition will be available in a limited run only at New York Comic Con, New York City’s premiere comic book convention, from October 13th – 16th.
 
The Mass Effect: Invasion series features a unique story by Mass Effect lead writer Mac Walters, an original script by John Jackson Miller, best known for his work on Star Wars: Knight Errant, and artist Omar Francia known for Star Wars: The Force Unleashed 2. Mass Effect: Invasion focuses on a story arc featuring a key figure in the Mass Effect universe, Aria T’Loak. The self-appointed queen of Omega, a seedy space station catering to the galaxy’s underworld, T’Loak must defend her territory from a terrifying new threat unleashed by a pro-human organization called Cerberus. Mass Effect: Invasion will launch its first issue this October.

 

Mass Effect: Invasion #1 will be available at comic book retailers starting October 19, 2011.

 

To learn more about Mass Effect, please visit http://masseffect.com, follow the development team on Twitter at http://twitter.com/masseffect or “Like” the game’s Facebook page at http://facebook.com/masseffect.

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