D23 2015: Disney Announces Their Big Presentations at the D23 Expo!

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So, we all know that Marvel didn’t present anything in Hall H during Comic-Con. Was it because they didn’t have anything to show, just like Sony and Paramount? Or were they saving their big announcements for the D23 Expo, Disney’s biennial fanfest scheduled for August 14-16?  Well, we know a little bit more, as Disney has published […]

You Might Want to Start Your Holiday Shopping Early: Disney’s Playmation Will Generate Nerdgasm Nirvana

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Okay… I was typing up the big schedule for Disney’s D23 Expo. Nothing too difficult, mostly formatting and pasting. In the big “Hall D23″ (7500 seats), there will be a Disney Interactive presentation on Sunday, at 11 AM. Now, yeah, there’s Kingdom Hearts and Infinity 3.0 (now with Wookies!) and Star Wars Battlefront. A lot of […]

*SATURDAY UPDATE* SDCC ’15 Exclusive Funko Toy Announcements

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By: Nick Eskey Hello again toy enthusiasts, and welcome to another installment of San Diego Comic-Con Funko releases! You know Funko, the purveyors of the highly popular POP! series of collectible figurines, who also vow to “cover as many beloved licenses and characters as possible to remind every Comic-Con attendee why they fell in love […]

E3 2015 Hands On: DISNEY INFINITY 3.0, Star Wars Cutest Battlefield Yet!

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Disney Infinity brings every Star Wars ever, except that Christmas special… and hopefully Jar Jar

What I’m Feeling About Pixar’s “Inside Out”

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Other members of Team Beat will be along soon to give their reviews of Disney/Pixar’s “Inside Out”, debuting tomorrow. There was mention of a news embargo, but it looks like other sites are beginning to talk about the movie. Since I paid $25 to see the Fathom Events sneak peek, I’m not really prevented from […]

D23 Expo 2015 Announces Arena Presentations

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D23 Expo starts to reveal what fans will see in Anaheim this August.

Disney Infinity 3.0 is Official and it’s Star Wars!

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The new Disney Infinity 3.0 WILL be with the force.

5 Marvel Attractions That Need To Be At Disneyland

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With the new Avengers movie looming, Comics Beat comes up with new ways for Marvel and Disney to merge at the Happiest Place on Earth.

Walking the Game Beat: Batman, Disney Infinity 2.0, Call of Duty, RIP Silent Hills

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Comics will have to be enough for Silent Hill as the new game has been canceled, but the good news is more Batman: Arkham Knight!

Will Avengers Age of Ultron be the biggest US opening ever? Yeah, probably

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Movie #2 in a series is often bigger than #1—Aliens, Catching Fire, Despicable Me 2, Spider-Man 2, Terminator 2 etc etc etc. Avengers was the #3 domestic movie of all times. Will Avengers: Age of Ultron beat it? What do you think? While common sense suggests fans of the Vision, Scarlet Wtch and Quicksilver will […]

Marvel’s Isaac Perlmutter is a very generous guy

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…when it comes to charity. Perlmutter and his wife Laura have donated another $9 million to the NYU Langone Medical Center and the Technion Israel Institute of Technology. This follows a previous $50 million donation to the NYU Cancer Institute which was renamed Laura and Isaac Perlmutter Cancer Center in their honor. Mrs. Perlmutter has been involved with NYU as a volunteer and president of the Tisch Hospital Auxiliary.

Will Whoopi Goldberg announce a Star Wars/Marvel Secret Wars tie in tomorrow?

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Oh no, I have to watch the View again! Tomorrow Friday, February 6th, at 11AM EST, the latest SECRET WARS news will be announced on The View, ABC’s highly rated yenta-fest. The announcement is billed as a “Forceful one” so COULD IT BEStar Wars related? STAR WARS SECRET WARS???? Or just knowing we’d all think […]

Kibbles ‘n’ Bits 2/4/15: newsy notes from the mailbag

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I went through the old mailbag and found some newsy bits I had previously missed. Toys, books, shorts, variants, and the Cackler.

IDW starts publishing Disney Comics

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IDW sort of hinted at this back at NYCC, when they announced an Artists Editions of the Life and Times of Scrooge McDuck by Don Rosa. At the retailer meeting, Dirk Wood said, in that special way of his, something along the lines of “There will be more coming from IDW and Disney.” which at the time was a pretty clear indication there would be…more.

And so there is, and they mentioned it again in the fall but no one noticed. And now they just slyly let it out in the April Solicitations.

Disney Infinity 2.0 Adds A Couple of Notorious Marvels And A Ravager

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By Davey Nieves When Disney’s Infinity game series added Marvel to their stable it unlocked a giant wish list of characters fans wanted to see in their abundant sandbox game. Today Disney Interactive announced a few more names we can cross off our list as Spider-Man’s arch-nemesis the Green Goblin and Guardians of the Galaxy rabble-rousers Ronan […]

Don Rosa’s Life and Time of Scrooge McDuck gets Artist’s Edition from IDW

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An oversize artist’s edition of Don Rosa’s devoutly worshipped The Life and Time of Scrooge McDuck? You’ll have to wait until April, true believers. Rosa’s epic biography of heroic skinflint McDuck is considered a modern classic, and in Scandinavia, it is mandatory for homes to have a small shrine to it.* This volume will take […]