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The impact of ‘Transformers: War for Cybertron–Siege’ Impactor

How long does it take for a comic book character to get a toy? How about 33 years? In 1986, Hasbro’s Transformers toys were truly sunstorm-hot, and aside from the “Transformers” series Marvel Comics was publishing in the US, Marvel UK was publishing its own line of “Transformers” comic books with its own continuity. It …

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‘TRESE’ US edition gets special variant cover; more volumes to come

Budjette Tan and Ka-jo Baldisimo’s upcoming “TRESE” just keep on winning. Long a fan-favorite and commerically-successfully comic book series in the Philippines through Visprint, Inc., “TRESE” gets its North American debut as a trade paperback in September from Ablaze Publishing, the brain child of former Dynamite Publishing’s Rich Young. Our chronicle of paranormal investigator Alexandra …

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Extraordinary family: ‘The Umbrella Academy’ season 2 drops July 31

What has happened to the most dysfunctional super-powered family of all? At the end of the first season of Netflix’s “The Umbrella Academy,” the Hargeeves had saved Vanya (Ellen Page) but were about to be wiped out by a worldwide firestorm when Number Five (Aidan Gallagher) time-traveled them to who knows where. We find out …

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‘The Umbrella Academy’ season 2 drops its official trailer; streams July 31

If you want to talk about dysfunctional families, you do not get more dysfunctional than the Hargreeves of Netflix’s “The Umbrella Academy,” the 2019 mini-series based on the Dark Horse Comics book. Most people know Gerard Way as the flamboyant frontman for the bad My Chemical Romance. Way is also a lifelong comic book fan …

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Bound for Netflix, comic book ‘TRESE’ gets a U.S. publisher

What do you do when you achieve the dream of a lifetime? When he was a child, Ferdinand Benedict “Budjette” Tan escaped into the pages of American comics, dreaming of those panels and the creative action within. But back in the 1990s, such dreams didn’t often come true when big comic book companies ruled the …

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Neil Gaiman’s The Sandman is an audiobook with ‘the cast of your dreams’

Neil Gaiman’s “The Sandman” will wake you up as an audiobook. Considered by many to be one of the greatest incarnations of graphic literature and a property that appealed to mainstream readers outside of comics, it will take on its first dramatic incarnation beyond the page when it comes out in audiobook form on Amazon’s …

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Charlize Theron is immortal in new ‘The Old Guard’ trailer

It sounds like someone who cannot die would make for the perfect soldier, wouldn’t it? Well, Andy (Charlize Theron) would be the perfect person to ask, considering she cannot die. In fact, every one of the misfit immortals in Andy’s band of high-priced mercenaries would be able to provide some perspective on the matter. Andy …

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‘TRESE’ cocreator Baldisimo draws Pinay Slayer on cover of new ‘Buffy’ comic book

Kajo Baldisimo is a master at summoning visuals of the supernatural, you know, a Chosen One. We know this because he is the cocreator of the award-winning “TRESE” comic book series, the urban fantasy crime series featuring the paranormal investigator Alexandra Trese. Now, Baldisimo is getting the chance to present another badass warrior against the …

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Netflix’s ‘The Umbrella Academy’ season 2 drops on July 31

If you want to talk about dysfunctional families, you do not get more dysfunctional than the Hargreeves of Netflix’s “The Umbrella Academy,” the 2019 mini-series based on the Dark Horse Comics book. Most people know Gerard Way as the flamboyant frontman for the bad My Chemical Romance. Way is also a lifelong comic book fan …

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PH comic creators C.R. Chua and Paolo Chikiamco’s ‘A Sparrow’s Roar’ gets int’l release

How do you take a story about lady knights and make it relevant as well accessible for younger, modern readers? This was the challenge that faced Cristina Rose “C.R.” or simply “Tina” Chua and Paolo Chikiamco when they collaborated on the comic book “A Sparrow’s Roar,” a graphic novel which had been published in 2019 …

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