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FAN EXPO VANCOUVER 2014 Day Three Cosplay

Fan Expo Vancouver photo by ComicsBlend

Fan Expo Vancouver photo by ComicsBlend

A huge lineup on the final day of Fan Expo Vancouver.

 

Karl Urban (Dredd, Star Trek, Lord of the Rings) Bruce Campbell (Evil Dead) Tom Felton (Harry Potter series) and Manu Bennett (Arrow) answered fan questions in panels.

 

Legendary Bill Sienckiewicz, Tony Moore, Mike Del Mundo, Dave Johnson competed in sketch duels creating original art while answering fan questions.

 

Here are some amazing cosplayers from the final day in Hollywood North: Continue reading

KAARE ANDREWS On IRON FIST’s Dark Origin

Iron Fist: The Living Weapon courtesy Marvel

Iron Fist: The Living Weapon courtesy Marvel

Kaare Andrews just relaunched Danny Rand into a brand new solo series: Iron Fist: The Living Weapon. This weekend at Fan Expo Vancouver the celebrated artist (Spider-Man: Reign, Astonishing X-Men, Ultimate Comics X-Men) talked about his return to comics after directing films.

 

Andrews is writing, drawing, inking, and creating covers for the new series. In a one-on-one with Andrews I asked the creator what drew him to chose Iron Fist for a major comic book comeback: Continue reading

KAARE ANDREWS At FAN EXPO VANCOUVER

Iron Fist: The Living Weapon courtesy Marvel

Iron Fist: The Living Weapon courtesy Marvel

Kaare Andrews is back at Fan Expo Vancouver. The celebrated artist (Spider-Man: Reign, Astonishing X-Men, Ultimate Comics X-Men) is back in comics after directing films.

 

Andrews is writing, penciling, inking and creating covers for Iron Fist: The Living Weapon. In a one-on-one with Andrews I asked the creator about what brought him back to comics after directing movies. Just as Danny Rand breaks barriers with kung fu, Andrews is breaking creator roles with the new Marvel project. Continue reading

FAN EXPO VANCOUVER Day Two

Fan Expo Vancouver photo by ComicsBlend

Fan Expo Vancouver photo by ComicsBlend

Thousands came for Day Two of Fan Expo Vancouver. Fans packed Q & A panels with Stephen Amell (Arrow) Billy Boyd (Lord of the Rings) Bruce Boxleitner (Babylon 5) and more.

 

Legendary Bruce Campbell and Lauren Cohan of The Walking Dead joined the gallery of celebrity guests giving fans autographs and photos opportunities. Spider-Man artist Mark Bagley took on Iron Fist: The Living Weapon artist/writer Kaare Andrews in the first sketch duel of the day. Continue reading

MORENA BACCARIN At FAN EXPO VANCOUVER

courtesy Fan Expo Vancouver

courtesy Fan Expo Vancouver

Morena Baccarin is a shining sci-fi star among a galaxy of celebrity guests appearing at Fan Expo Vancouver this weekend. Fans packed a ballroom Friday evening for the chance to ask questions with Baccarin and lined up today for autographs and to express their endless devotion to Firefly.

 

After Firefly the series and Serenity the movie Baccarin went on to roles on V, Stargate S.G. One and the acclaimed drama Homeland. After playing the heroine Inara she left the Firefly ship to invade Earth as the evil Anna on V.  I asked if the shift to the dark side of sci-fi was on purpose. Continue reading

FAN EXPO VANCOUVER 2014 Day One

Fan Expo Vancouver photo by ComicsBlend

Fan Expo Vancouver photo by ComicsBlend

An exciting first of three days of sci-fi celebrities, superstar comic book creators and cosplayers as Vancouver became Fancouver.

 

Fan Expo Vancouver’s first official day featured Q&A panels with Ray Park (Star Wars, X-Men, G.I. Joe) Morena Baccarin (Firefly, Serenity) Charisma Carpenter (Buffy, Angel, Lost Girl) and horror film legend Robert Englund (Nightmare on Elm Street) part of the Rue Morgue Festival of Fear. More celebrity guests are greeting fans, signing autographs and posing for one of a kind photo moments all three days. Continue reading

FAN EXPO VANCOUVER COSPLAY FLASHBACK

Fan Expo Vancouver, photo by ComicsBlend.com

Fan Expo Vancouver, photo by ComicsBlend.com

Vancouver, British Columbia becomes FANCOUVER as thousands of comic book, sci-fi and video game fans gather for Fan Expo Vancouver in a city known as Hollywood North. The Vancouver Convention Center has a stunning backdrop of mountains that might make an Asgardian feel at home.

 

The celebration welcomes stars including Karl Urban, Stephen Amell, Lauren Cohan and comic book creators Mark Bagley, Kaare Andrews, Mike McKone, David Finch, Tony Moore plus many more. Continue reading

How BATMAN Ended Up in MAN OF STEEL Sequel

Batman/Superman #1 courtesy DC Comics

Batman/Superman #1 courtesy DC Comics

The Man of Steel (Henry Cavill) will face the Dark Knight in 2016. How did the Man of Steel team decide to go with a full-on showdown with Batman with a new actor under the cowl and cape?

 

Director Zack Snyder reveals his initial vision for the followup in a new Forbes interview:

 

“I gotta be honest, it definitely was a thing that … after Man of Steel finished and we started talking about what would be in the next movie, I started subtly mentioning that it would be cool if he faced Batman,” he tells Forbes. “In the first meeting, it was like, ‘Maybe Batman?’ Maybe at the end of the second movie, some Kryptonite Continue reading

ROGUE In X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST

X-Men Legacy #262 courtesy Marvel

X-Men Legacy #262 courtesy Marvel

Fans were upset with news Anna Paquin had been cut from X-Men: Days of Future Past. According to Vulture – Paquin (as Rogue) was never completely cut from the sequel and it pivotal to a major moment in the plot of the time travel story.

 

The film unites the cast of the original X-Men trilogy and X-Men: First Class. Future X-Men send Wolverine into the past to change history and prevent a war on mutants by giant robots called Sentinels. Continue reading