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Pulitzer Prize-winning Spencer Ackerman Ushers in New Iron Man Series
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Pulitzer Prize-winning Spencer Ackerman Ushers in New Iron Man Series

New York, NY— July 17, 2024 — Marvel’s Armored Avenger takes off for new adventures this October in IRON MAN #1! The new hard-hitting run will be written by Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author Spencer Ackerman (Reign of Terror; DC’s Waller vs. Wildstorm) in his exciting Marvel debut. Ackerman will be joined by rising star Julius Ohta (HellverineAlien).

Following today’s conclusion of Gerry Duggan’s Invincible Iron Man, Tony Stark is back on top after regaining control of his company, armor, and confidence. He’s determined to never hit rock bottom again, so when familiar threats like Roxxon and A.I.M. resurface, they’ll be met by an Iron Man more than willing to fight back, play dirty, and unleash every bit of his intellect to bring them down! When the best of his own technology fails him, Tony will build a brand-new armor unlike any seen in his over 60-year history. Dubbed the “Improvised Iron Man,” fans will see it assembled throughout the series as Tony does what he does best—tinkering and upgrading it to counter anything the world throws at him. The series will also debut a new Iron Monger, complete with a mysteriously-powered new armor…

Roxxon and A.I.M. team up to take on Stark Unlimited! But they’re ready for the old Tony Stark. This one? He’s a lot angrier than he used to be. Iron Man is going to war! New armor, old enemies, and unbelievable twists abound in this fresh take on a fury-powered Iron Man!

“Winning a Pulitzer is cool and all, but it’s not writing for Marvel Comics,” Ackerman shared. “And to write IRON MAN is a very specific dream come true. A lot of comics’ best creators have used Iron Man to tell big stories about security and freedom – with a whole lot of super hero action, of course – and I can’t wait to build on their legacy.” 

On how his esteemed career in journalism prepared him to take on Tony Stark’s specific complexities, Ackerman added, “In my day job reporting on national security, I’ve covered the real-life equivalents of the Stark Expo, watched experimental weapons in action, seen their impact on human beings, and tracked the massive wealth they generate for a select few. Tony struggles with challenges – and is sure about to struggle with challenges – that I’ve covered for years. Only now I can write about them the way I’ve always wanted to: in a super hero universe!”

A Brand New Ultimate Hawkeye is Coming
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A Brand New Ultimate Hawkeye is Coming

New York, NY—The Maker, a deranged alternate version of Reed Richards, manipulated his way through the timestream to create a world without super heroes, but when he emerges from captivity in 16 months, he’s in for a rude awakening! In his absence, super heroes, nations, and young mutants are reclaiming their destiny in four hit titles: Jonathan Hickman and Marco Checchetto’s ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN, Bryan Hill and Stefano Caselli’s ULTIMATE BLACK PANTHER, Peach Momoko’s ULTIMATE X-MEN, and Deniz Camp and Juan Frigeri’s ULTIMATES. Today, fans can peek ahead at what’s to come in Marvel’s bold new Ultimate line this October.

The cover reveals and synopses for October’s issues tease the debut of the latest hero that the Ultimates seek to inspire—HAWKEYE; a team-up between the unexpected but instantly iconic best friend duo UNCLE BEN and J. JONAH JAMESO; BLACK PANTHER getting a mystical power-up thanks to the mysterious anti-vibranium; and ARMOR, MAYSTORM, and their fellow mutants banding together to discover the origin and extent of their powers. 

ULTIMATE BLACK PANTHER #9
Written by BRYAN HILL
Art by STEFANO CASELLI

THE ULTIMATE SORCERER SUPREME?

Magic, mysticism and metal clash! But the source of this magic is not what it appears to be, due to the Maker’s reshaping of the world… Black Panther wrestles with this new anti-vibranium – and deals with the devastating consequences! What is the price of such life-bringing power? And what is the price of trying to master it?

ULTIMATES #5
Written by DENIZ CAMP
Art by JUAN FRIGERI

ULTIMATE HAWKEYE TARGETS CAPTAIN AMERICA!

Hawkeye No More? Not for long! A new challenger approaches when an unknown civilian picks up a discarded bow and arrow – and refuses to let the Ultimates reclaim the stolen Stark Tech! Captain America tries to settle the dispute, leading to an action-packed brawl of arrows versus shields! Meanwhile, the Ultimate Hellfire Club is up to something…

ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN #10
Written by JONATHAN HICKMAN
Art by DAVID MESSINA

J. JONAH JAMESON, BEN PARKER AND THE GREEN GOBLIN COLLIDE!

Fan-favorite duo Ben Parker and J. Jonah Jameson take center stage in this investigative mystery issue! But in this world of shadows and secrets, every unturned rock leads to danger… And they’ll soon have to decide which is the greater challenge – uncovering secrets or keeping them! Featuring guest art by David Messina!

ULTIMATE X-MEN #8
Written and drawn by PEACH MOMOKO

WHO ARE THE CHILDREN OF THE ATOM?

What are mutants? Where do they come from? And how has the Maker’s Council been keeping them under control? All these dark questions and more start to unravel as our heroes investigate a murder that, for some reason, the authorities keep covering up! And Shadow King advances his sinister plots!

The International Association of Media Tie-In Writers’ 2024 Scribe Award Nominees Announced
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The International Association of Media Tie-In Writers’ 2024 Scribe Award Nominees Announced

With the annual Scribe Awards, the IAMTW celebrates and honors excellence in the field of writing tie-in fiction for media franchises. These works include novels, short stories, audio dramas, and graphic novels tied to licenses of movies and TV shows, as well as video games, comics, songs, and even book series. The licenses run the gamut from James Bond to Jessica Fletcher, from Star Wars to Star Trek, to everything in the Marvel and DC universes, and much more.

We are thrilled and privileged to announce the nominees for the 2024 Scribe Awards. The winners will be named at San Diego Comic-Con on Friday July 26 during the Scribe Awards and Media Tie-In Panel in Room 32AB at 2pm Pacific time.

Adapted Novel – General or Speculative

Assassin’s Creed: Daughter of No One by Maria Lewis

Marvel’s Secret Invasion by Paul Cornell

Marvel’s Wastelanders: Star-Lord by Sarah Cawkwell

Ultraman by Pat Cadigan

Audio Drama

Doctor Who All’s Fair by Max Kashevsky

Doctor Who Face to Face by John Dorney

Doctor Who Pursuit of the Nightjar by Tim Foley

Doctor Who Sins of the Flesh by Alfie Shaw

Doctor Who Spirit of the Season by Georgia Cook

Graphic Novel

The Expanse Dragontooth by Andy Diggle

The Mighty Nine Origins: Critical Role by Jody Houser

Red Rising by Rik Hoskin

Skull and Bones The Savage Storm by John Jackson Miller and James Mishler

Star Wars – The Nameless Terror by George Mann

Original Novel – General

Legend of the Five Rings: Three Oaths by Josh Reynolds

Murder, She Wrote: Fit for Murder by Jessica Fletcher & Terrie Farley Moran

Watch Dogs Legion: Cold Reboot by Robbie MacNiven

Original Novel – Speculative

Assassin’s Creed: The Resurrection Plot by Kate Heartfield

Marvel Zombies: The Hunger by Marsheila Rockwell

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine – The Autobiography of Benjamin Sisko by Derek Tyler Attico

Star Trek: Picard – Firewall by David Mack

Star Wars – The Eye of Darkness by George Mann

Short Story

Unioverse “Singing a Deeper Song” by Tim Waggoner

Warhammer 40,000 “A Forbidden Meal” by Carrie Harris

Star Trek Deep Space Nine “Lost and Founder” by David Mack

Valdemar “Needs Must When Evil Bides” by Jennifer Brozek

Diablo “The Toll of Darkness and Light” by Jonathan Maberry

Kolchak the Night Stalker “Touch of Silk” by Deborah Daughetee

Star Trek: Discovery “Work Worth Doing” by Keith R.A. DeCandido

Young Adult / Middle Grade

Disney Chills: Circle of Ter-ROAR by Vera Strange

Disney Twisted Tales: Set in Stone by Mari Mancusi

Minecraft: Return of the Piglins by Matt Forbeck

Shadowrun: Auditions: A Mosaic Run Collection by Jennifer Brozek

X-Men #1 Launch Trailer Drops
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X-Men #1 Launch Trailer Drops

New York, NY— July 10, 2024 — Today is a day that will go down in comic book history as Marvel’s merry mutants enter a new age in Jed MacKay and Ryan Stegman’s X-MEN #1! The first launch in the X-Men’s new From the Ashes era, X-MEN #1 is a thrilling entry into the mutant mythos that’s perfect for longtime X-Men readers as well as returning and new fans.

X-MEN #1 introduces a new team of X-Men operating out of a former sentinel factory in Alaska. Led by Cyclops, the lineup includes both classic mainstays, fan-favorite icons, and rising stars: Beast, Psylocke, Magik, Kid Omega, Temper, Juggernaut, and Magneto. In the wake of Krakoa’s fall, these X-Men raise a flag of defiance! Deadly times call for radical action, and as they battle for the destiny of the mutant species, Cyclops’ team will confront new forces, including the mysterious final remnant of the anti-mutant group Orchis!

“This is very much a series about rebuilding,” MacKay told IGN in a recent interview. “It’s a series about finding your place in a world that you thought you’d left behind, and essentially taking the wreckage of something and trying to build something new from it, which we see sort of thematically and also quite literally. I mean, the X-Men are flying around in the Marauder, too. They’re living in a Sentinel factory that they have salvaged – a former Orchis facility that they now live in. So this sort of scavenging and repurposing of what came before in order to construct a place for oneself in the world is very much a part of what our X-Men book is about.”

Run Lola Run gets 25th Anniversary 4K Edition
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Run Lola Run gets 25th Anniversary 4K Edition

SYNOPSIS
A thrilling post-MTV roller-coaster ride, RUN LOLA RUN is the internationally acclaimed sensation
about two star-crossed lovers who have only minutes to change the course of their lives. Time is running out for Lola (Franka Potente). She’s just received a frantic phone call from her boyfriend Manni (Moritz Bleibtreu), who’s lost a small fortune belonging to his mobster boss. Manni will suffer severe consequences if Lola doesn’t replace the money in twenty minutes. Written and directed by Tom Tykwer.

DISC DETAILS AND BONUS MATERIALS
4K ULTRA HD DISC
• Feature presented in 4K resolution with Dolby Vision
• German 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio
• Special Features:
o Audio Commentary with Director Tom Tykwer and Actor Franka Potente
o Audio Commentary with Director Tom Tykwer and Editor Mathilde Bonnefoy
o Making-Of Featurette
o Still Running Featurette
o “Believe” Music Video
o Theatrical Trailer

CAST AND CREW
Written and Directed By: Tom Tykwer
Produced By: Stefan Arndt
Cast: Franka Potente and Moritz Bleibtreu, Herbert Knaup, Nina Petri, Joachim Krol, Armin Rohde, Heino Ferch, Suzanne Von Borsody, Sebastian Schipper

SPECS
Run Time: Approx. 80 minutes
Rating: R for some violence and language.
4K UHD Feature Picture: 2160p Ultra High Definition, 1.85:1
4K UHD Feature Audio: German 5.1 DTS-HD MA

Shout! TV Unveils Aquatic Cult Classics Streaming Schedule
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Shout! TV Unveils Aquatic Cult Classics Streaming Schedule

LOS ANGELES – Plunge into the ocean’s murky depths to find shark hybrids, deadly piranhas, fishmen, and more with Shout! TV’s Killer Fish Weekend, a binge-worthy marathon of cult classics streaming on Shout! TV and Scream Factory TV on July 12-14.

Sink your teeth into a delicious array of titles on Shout! TV and Scream Factory TV, including Piranha (1978 and 1995), Sharktopus Vs. Pteracuda (featuring a cameo from Conan O’Brien), Sharkansas Women’s Prison Massacre (have you ever seen a shark walk on land?), and Lords Of The Deep (co-produced by Roger Corman). See the full marathon schedule below.

The Killer Fish Weekend marathon can be viewed on Shout! TV and Scream Factory TV; as well as the Shout! TV app on Roku, Android, Apple TV, and Amazon Fire TV; and the following digital streaming platforms – Samsung TV Plus, Amazon Freevee, Local Now, Plex, Sling Freestream, LG Channels, available on LG Smart TVs, Fubo, XUMO and LiveTVx, available on Google devices. Scream Factory TV is available to stream on The CW.


SHOUT! TV & SCREAM FACTORY TV PROGRAMMING SCHEDULE:

  • Friday 7/12
    • 2:30 PM PT / 5:30 PM ET: Sharknado: Feeding Frenzy
    • 4 PM PT / 7 PM ET: MST3K: Devil Fish
    • 6 PM PT / 9 PM ET: Piranha (1978)
    • 8 PM PT / 11 PM ET: Killer Fish: Deadly Treasure Of The Piranha
    • 10 PM PT / 1 AM ET: Sharkansas: Women’s Prison Massacre
       
  • Saturday 7/13
    • 12 AM PT / 3 AM ET: Slithis 
    • 2 AM PT / 5 AM ET: Piranha
    • 4 AM PT / 7 AM ET: September Storm
    • 6 AM PT / 9 AM ET: MST3K: Blood Waters of Dr. Z
    • 8 AM PT / 11 AM ET: Piranhaconda
    • 9:30 AM PT / 12:30 PM ET: Sharktopus vs. Pteracuda
    • 11:30 PM PT / 2:30 PM ET: Sharktopus vs. Whalewolf
    • 1:30 PM PT / 4:30 PM ET: Elvira’s Movie Macabre: Monstroid
    • 3:30 PM PT / 6:30 PM ET: Piranha (1995)
    • 5 PM PT / 8 PM ET: Piranha (1978)
    • 7 PM PT / 10 PM PT: Sharkansas Women’s Prison Massacre
    • 9 PM PT / 12 AM ET: Sharknado: Feeding Frenzy
    • 10:30 PM / 1:30 AM ET: Lords of the Deep
       
  • Sunday 7/14
    • 12 AM PT / 3 AM ET: Piranhaconda
    • 1:30 AM PT / 4:30 AM ET: Piranha (1995)
    • 3 AM PT/ 6 AM ET: MST3K: Devil Fish 
    • 5 AM PT / 8 AM ET: Slithis
    • 7 AM PT / 10 AM ET: Elvira’s Movie Macabre: Monstroid
    • 9 AM PT / 12 PM ET: Demon Of Paradise
    • 11 AM PT / 2 PM ET: September Storm
    • 1 PM PT / 4 PM ET: Killer Fish: Deadly Treasure Of The Piranha
    • 3 PM PT / 6 PM ET: Sharktopus vs. Pteracuda
    • 5 PM PT / 8 PM ET: Sharktopus vs. Whalewolf 
    • 7 PM PT / 10 PM PT: Piranha (1978) 
    • 9 PM PT / 12 AM ET: Piranha (1995) 
    • 10:30 PM PT / 1:30 AM ET: Terror Beneath The Sea 
Mystique gets First Solo Series
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Mystique gets First Solo Series

New York, NY— She’s the mutant murderess you never see coming! This October, Mystique headlines an all-new solo series set in the X-Men’s upcoming From the Ashes era! Written and drawn by award-winning creator Declan Shalvey (Moon Knight, Dead Man Logan), MYSTIQUE will sift through the dark underbelly of the Marvel Universe for an unpredictable tale of action and espionage starring the world’s most mysterious mutant.

On Krakoa, Mystique reunited with her wife Destiny and forged new relationships with her children Rogue and Nightcrawler. Now that the mutant nation has fallen, Mystique’s vicious methods are required once more to protect mutants everywhere! With a hit list as long as her rap sheet, Mystique’s actions catch the attention of Nick Fury, erupting in a deadly game of cat and mouse as the elusive shapeshifter infiltrates her way across the Marvel Universe. Complete with a new costume, Mystique’s new saga harkens back to her beloved early ‘00s spy series as she takes on a new and pivotal role in the current mutant landscape.

How do you track a subject with a history that contradicts itself? How do you stop a force whose motives change like quicksilver? How do you stop a target that can be anyone? That’s the question that confronts Nick Fury as he stumbles upon a web of lies and espionage leading back to Mystique. From the ashes of Krakoa, the shape-shifting mutant terrorist returns to remind the world exactly why it hates and fears her.

“Mystique is hands down one of the most compelling characters to come from the Marvel Universe,” Shalvey shared. “To have an opportunity to put my own stamp on such an iconic character and showcase her in a series of her own is a unique privilege.”

“As a rabid X-fan since childhood,  I’m having a blast channeling all my X-enthusiasm into writing and drawing this project,” he continued. “In this series, Mystique is reeling from the fall of Krakoa. She’s a rogue element with no accountability putting a mysterious plan into action, ruthlessly destroying anything and anyone in her way.”

Vikings: Valhalla: The Complete First Season Comes to Disc in Aug.
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Vikings: Valhalla: The Complete First Season Comes to Disc in Aug.

BURBANK, CA (June 25, 2024) – From Creator/Showrunner/Executive Producer Jeb Stuart (The Fugitive, Die Hard), Warner Bros. Discovery Home Entertainment brings you the next chapter in the Vikings franchise, with the release of Vikings: Valhalla: The Complete First Season on Blu-ray and DVD on August 27, 2024. One hundred years have passed, and a new generation of legendary heroes has arrived to create their destiny and make history! On August 27, all 8 gripping episodes from the first season will be available for purchase online and in-store at major retailers. Pre-order your copy today.

Vikings: Valhalla chronicles the heroic adventures of some of the most famous Vikings who ever lived — the legendary explorer Leif Eriksson, his fiery and headstrong sister Freydis Eriksdotter, and the ambitious Nordic prince Harald Sigurdsson. As tensions between the Vikings and the English royals reach a bloody breaking point and as the Vikings themselves clash over their conflicting Christian and pagan beliefs, these three Vikings begin an epic journey that will take them across oceans and through battlefields, from Kattegat to England and beyond, as they fight for survival and glory.

Vikings: Valhalla stars Sam Corlett as Leif Eriksson, Frida Gustavsson as Freydis Eriksdotter, Leo Suter as Harald Sigurdsson, and Bradley Freegard as King Canute. Other cast members include Jóhannes Jóhannesson as Olaf Haraldson, Laura Berlin as Emma of Normandy, David Oakes as Earl Godwin, Caroline Henderson as Jarl Haakon, Pollyanna McIntosh as Queen Ælfgifu, and Asbjørn Krogh Nissen as Jarl Kåre. Jeb Stuart, Michael Hirst, Morgan O’Sullivan, James Flynn, Sherry Marsh, Alan Gasmer, Sheila Hockin, and John Weber served as executive producers. The series was produced by MGM Television and originally debuted on Netflix on February 25, 2022, with the third and final season set to premiere on July 11, 2024.

Series information:

Vikings: Valhalla: The Complete First Season

Includes all 8 episodes from Season One

PRODUCT                      

Blu-ray & DVD
Audio: English SDH
Subtitles: English
Running Time: 410 Minutes
Rated: TV-MA

Cyborg Senitnels Arrive on Earth in New Series
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Cyborg Senitnels Arrive on Earth in New Series

New York, NY— June 27, 2024 — A new breed of mutant-hunting machines comes with a new era of mutantkind! This October, a squad of soldiers, each one scarred from Earth-shattering superhero conflicts and upgraded with nanotechnology, are tasked with apprehending dangerous mutants that threaten coexistence in SENTINELS. The five-issue limited series will be written by Alex Paknadel (Red Goblin) and drawn by Justin Mason (Spider-Punk).

While the X-Men regroup in the wake of Krakoa’s fall, the government revives its infamous Sentinel program under the guidance of Lawrence Trask. A mutant himself, Lawrence is cursed with visions of an apocalyptic species war and knows exactly which evil mutants will ignite it. On the surface, his new line of Sentinels appears to be technology-enhanced superhumans, but the truth behind their creation is darker than you can imagine. As Graymalkin Prison becomes home to the villains they capture, the pieces fall into place for the birth of a major new enemy that will define the first year of the X-Men’s From the Ashes era.  

WHO ARE THE NEW SENTINELS? The original Sentinel Program was human supremacy and fear coded into the circuitry. But now their legacy falls into the hands of mutantkind! Powered by cutting-edge nanotech, this new generation of Sentinels protects a fragile peace between mutants and humans. But when being a Sentinel is your job – your life – is it possible to stay human? Meet Sawtooth, Lockstep, Drumfire, and Voivod, a brand-new team of heroes that will take on the most heinous mutants! Their first mission: capture Omega Red!

“As an X-fan going back to my first set of teeth, I couldn’t be prouder or more excited to share SENTINELS with the fans,” Paknadel shared. “This book is about flawed human beings doing a dirty job for a dirty cause, and Justin Mason and I are determined to make you care about each and every one of them. Whatever your expectations are going in, I promise this book will surprise you.”

Cultural Phenomenon Succession gets Complete Series Blu-ray in Aug.
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Cultural Phenomenon Succession gets Complete Series Blu-ray in Aug.

BURBANK, CA (June 27, 2023) – Warner Bros. Discovery Home Entertainment will be newly releasing Succession: The Complete Series on Blu-ray. Get ready to binge on all 39 episodes from HBO’s Emmy® award-winning original series, along with all the previously released special features. The brilliant high-stakes drama following the Roy Family and their quest for power will be available to purchase online on August 13. Pre-order your copy today.

Succession stars Brian Cox, Jeremy Strong, Sarah Snook, Kieran Culkin, Alan Ruck, Matthew Macfadyen, Nicholas Braun, J. Smith-Cameron, Peter Friedman, David Rasche, and Fisher Stevens.

The series was created by Jesse Armstrong; executive produced by Jesse Armstrong, Adam McKay, Frank Rich, Kevin Messick, Jane Tranter, Mark Mylod, Tony Roche, Scott Ferguson, Jon Brown, Lucy Prebble, Will Tracy, and Will Ferrell. Jesse Armstrong served as showrunner.

Succession earned an impressive 75 Emmy® nominations, and 19 wins over its four-season run. The series achieved a remarkable streak, being nominated for Outstanding Drama Series throughout all four seasons and securing the Emmy® win three times (2020, 2022, 2023). In its fourth and final season, Succession dominated the Emmy® field with 27 nominations and secured six wins, including Outstanding Drama Series, Outstanding Lead Actor, and Outstanding Lead Actress. The season also set a new record for Golden Globe TV award nominations with nine total and winning four, including Best Television Series (Drama) — its third win in that category. Further adding to its accolades, Succession was honored at the 2023 Screen Actors Guild Awards for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series.

SYNOPSIS:

In this provocative, satirical series about a highly dysfunctional dynasty, power, politics, money…it’s all in the family. When the aging patriarch of one of the world’s largest media conglomerates considers retirement, his family members position themselves for a takeover. But tensions rise as corporate battles threaten to turn into a family civil war in this sharp, scathing, binge-worthy series.

Pricing and series information:

Succession: The Complete Series

Includes all 39 episodes from all four seasons, plus over 20 bonus features, including Inside the Episode featurettes, Character Recaps, Cast and Crew Interviews, and more!

PRODUCT                       

Blu-ray                             

Audio: English SDH

Subtitles: English

Running Time: 2,340 minutes

Rated: TV-MARRated: TV-MAated: TV-MA