MAGIC OF JIM HENSON Exhibition World Premiere

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Jim Henson’s imagination has touched generations from Sesame Street to The Muppet Show to Labyrinth.

The Jim Henson Exhibition: Imagination Unlimited celebrates the creator’s legacy with a collection including Kermit the Frog (The Muppet Show), Ernie and Bert (Sesame Street), Jen and Kira (The Dark Crystal) plus Jareth and Sarah’s ballroom costumes from Labyrinth featured in this exploration of the visionary entertainer’s work.

The Museum of Pop Culture (MoPOP) announced The Jim Henson Exhibition: Imagination Unlimited. Organized by the Museum of the Moving Image (MoMI), the traveling exhibition will make its world premiere at MoPOP on May 20, 2017 and remain on view through January 3, 2018. The traveling exhibition will open in advance of MoMI’s permanent gallery dedicated to the renowned puppeteer, director, and producer, which will debut this year.

The Jim Henson Exhibition: Imagination Unlimited is a dynamic new visitor experience exploring Jim Henson’s groundbreaking work for film and television, and his transformative impact on popular culture. This comprehensive exhibition reveals how Henson and his team of builders, performers, and writers brought to life the enduringly popular worlds of The Muppet Show, Sesame Street, Fraggle Rock, The Dark Crystal, Labyrinth, and much more. Continue reading MAGIC OF JIM HENSON Exhibition World Premiere

CLARK KENT Revealed in SUPERMAN REBORN Twist

Action Comics #975 courtesy DC Comics

One Superman. Two Clark Kents?

A big mystery of DC Rebirth is revealed in a supersized milestone Action Comics #975.

The Man of Steel faces a rapid round robin of his most famous rogues as he confronts the “other” Clark Kent of Metropolis while searching for his son Jon.

The identity of the other Clark Kent is exposed but it inspires more burning questions

Superman Reborn Part Two by Dan Jurgens and Doug Mahnke picks up the action after the heartbreaking cliffhanger in last week’s Superman by Peter J. Tomasi and Patrick Gleason.

With DC Rebirth, the married Superman and Lois Lane are raising their Super Son (Jon Kent) in a small farm town while a mysterious other Clark Kent has been appearing in Metropolis in Action Comics.

The mystery man known as Mister Oz told the Man of Steel he knew the truth about them all. This mastermind is also kidnapping an unusual collection of heroes and villains as part of a master plan.

Think you know who the false Clark is? We were surprised. Read on but first… Continue reading CLARK KENT Revealed in SUPERMAN REBORN Twist

SUPERMAN REBORN Son of Superman Mystery

Superman #18 courtesy DC Comics

Shock and heartbreak for Lois and Clark as Superman Reborn began. This four-part Superman/Action Comics crossover promises to reveal secrets behind Rebirth of Superman/Clark Kent(s!) and tie into the biggest mystery of DC Universe Rebirth.

Superman #18 by Peter J. Tomasi, Patrick Gleason and Mick Gray features a happy milestone for DC’s super couple but the celebration takes a dark turn as the Man of Steel learns he’s not powerful enough.
For new readers, Lois and Clark have settled in the small town of Hamilton raising their son Jon. This the married Lois and Clark from before The New 52. Thanks to the Convergence event, this couple are living in secret in this small town raising their Super Son.
The New 52 Superman died but a mysterious other Clark Kent has appeared in Action Comics.
In DC Universe: Rebirth #1, a mystery man named Mr. Oz confronted Superman claiming to know who he really is with an ominous warning:

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Mystery X-MEN RESURRXION Book?

A new X-book is coming this summer but what’s the title and on who’s on the team?
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The mutant/Inhuman war concludes with IvX #6 this new comic book week. ResurrXion is the aftermath with new X-books coming this Spring (X-Men: Gold, X-Men: Blue, Weapon X, Jean Grey, Iceman, Cable, Generation X) while All-New Wolverine and Old Man Logan will continue.

The ResurrXion will continue with a tenth title.

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New Comic Book Picks for March 8, 2017

IVX #6 courtesy Marvel

Who will survive Inhumans vs. X-Men? Who stole Superman’s son? Which television witches are making comic book magic now? It’s all in this week’s new comic book picks of the week:

IVX #6
The epic finale of the war for survival between X-Men and Inhumans. It all comes down to Queen vs. Queen! Emma Frost vs. Medusa for the future of their races.  After what Charles Soule and Jeff Lemire did to Cyclops in Death of X, what will be Emma Frost’s fate? Will she get her revenge? Who will save mutants from Terrigen? How will this conclusion set the stage for ResurrXion?

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INHUMANS ROYAL FAMILY ACTORS CAST

Inhumans by Jae Lee courtesy Marvel

After crowning a King, Queen and Prince, Marvel announced the rest of the actors bringing the Inhuman Royal Family to a major new project with ABC.

Black Bolt, Medusa, Maximus, Karnak, Crystal, Gorgon, Triton and Auran will leap from comics to the screen.

Here’s more on the actors playing the Royal Family:

Ken Leung (Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Lost) will play the key role of Karnak in the Marvel’s Inhumans television series.  Karnak is Black Bolt’s cousin and closest advisor. Karnak’s gift is the ability to see the fault in all things – people, plans, structures, everything. He’s Black Bolt’s most devoted supporter, chief strategist and is often seen as the royal family’s planner and philosopher. In the comics, Karnak is currently starring in his own series as a warrior monk mentor.

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EMERALD CITY COMICON 2017 Do’s & Don’ts Guide

Updated: Emerald City Comicon 2017 is here . Tens of thousands of fans gather in Seattle for the biggest pop culture celebration in the Pacific Northwest. This year ECCC celebrates its 15th anniversary  with four days of comics, cosplay, gaming and more. Fans can see a gallery of celebrity guests, comic book royalty and geek out experiences.

ECCC Western Championships of Cosplay 2016 courtesy ReedPop

How do you make the most of ECCC? Here’s picks to help you plan and you soar like this  stunning Valkyrie cosplay winner. Continue reading EMERALD CITY COMICON 2017 Do’s & Don’ts Guide