Comic Crypt Podcast Episode #30

On this monumental 30th episode of Comic Crypt, special guest Asher Cantrell (writer & internet columnist) asks the tough questions: just what is Secret Wars anyway? Is Strong Guy a giant baby? What’s the deal with purple roses?

Click here to check out the weekly audio podcast co-hosted by Rick Comic City's very own James "Fieldmouse" Hughey. NSFW!

AMC's 'Fear The Walking Dead' Breaks Cable Ratings

If you missed the series premiere of Fear The Walking Dead this past Sunday, then you might have been in the minority. The prequel/spin-off TV series of AMC's popular The Walking Dead debuted with an estimated 10.1 million viewers watching on Sunday alone, counting both live viewers and DVR+1 viewers (or DVR same day watchers). This is an unbelievable number, not only for a show on basic cable, but also for a show in the post-DVR days of television. This breaks the previous record held by fellow AMC show, Better Call Saul, which had an estimated 6.8 million viewers back this past February.

The new series shows us what happened during that time that Rick Grimes, star of The Walking Dead, was in a coma and the world around him is just beginning to collapse into the zombie apocalypse. Set in Los Angeles, we are introduced to a new family, one that is at the beginning of their own life changing transitions themselves. We find that mom Maddy (played by Kim Dickens) is just beginning a new milestone in life with her boyfriend Cliff (played by Travis Manawa) having just moved into the same house together. Both have grown and almost-grown children from previous marriages and are having a difficult time adjusting to their new roles with the new people in their lives. Enter Nick (played by Frank Dillane), the heroin junkie oldest son of Maddy, and the first to show us, the viewer, a sign of what the whole world will soon become.

In case you were one of those to not watch it yet, you can watch the first 3 minutes of the show here:



Some zombie hungry horror fans might complain that the story has too much human story points in their zombie show. But I think that they have so far successfully paced out how this would happen in real life. The process of trying to rationalize what is happening to them and the world around them is excellently portrayed by all the actors thus far. These people don't have the luxury that Rick Grimes had, to just wake up and this is the way the world is now. They are still trying to figure out what it is that is even attacking them and how that is even possible. And with The Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman firmly in place to help steer the ship for this show, I'm on board for the short haul (it's only a 6 episode season, but a second season has already been green light for 2016). While I'm somewhat bummed by the shortened first season, that pain will quickly subside when TWD returns for Season 6 on October 11.

Fear The Walking Dead airs Sundays at 8pm on AMC.

The Walking Dead single issue comics and collected trades are always available at Rick's Comic City. Come by and see our great run of The Walking Dead #2-7 before it's sold!

Young Terrorists #1 Rick's Comic City Exclusive Cover

We here at Rick's Comic City have really been loving the new offerings by Black Mask Studios. So much so, that we've been happy to add our logo to several exclusive covers for a number of their books lately. Our latest exclusive cover is for the book Young Terrorists #1.

Written by Matt Pizzolo, with art by Amancay Nahuelpan, Young Terrorist is "chock full of school lockers full of submachine guns, exploding burger shops, shootouts with cops, underground fight clubs and sci-fi porn funding radical militias of furious youth hellbent on seizing their freedom back from… whom? On Main Street everything looks fine, but, just below the surface, America is at war with itself."

All of the store exclusive covers for this book feature an homage to various hardcore hip hop albums. For the Rick's Comic City cover, our homage is to Tupac's 1996 album "All Eyes On Me".

The hip hop variant cover theme is something that Marvel recently announced they were doing as well. When asked in an interview by Comics Alliance, writer Matt Pizzolo said,
"Unlike the Marvel thing, it’s not random. The book is about radical street politics and the sensibility really comes from hardcore hip hop, the book even opens with a Nas quote. So we did the covers as an homage to the types of art that inspired it."
For those that may feel the indy company was stealing an idea from Marvel, Black Mask's hip hop variants were already at the printers when Marvel announced they were doing their own set of covers.
The first issue is on our store shelves now and comes in at a massive 80-pages for the premiere issue. Continuing issues starting with #2 will be back to a normal 32-issue monthly format.

The publisher has also just announced that the first print has already sold out at the distribution level and a 2nd print will be coming to store shelves on 9/16, just in time to pick up Young Terrorist #2.

If you don't live nearby to get your copy from our store, we have several posted on our eBay page. Click the link here to take you right to the page. And don't forget to look for our other Black Mask exclusive covers for the books Disciples #1 and We Can Never Go Home #1, 2 & 3.

Comic Crypt Podcast Episode #29

Standing by your terrible movie, how to make a Batman, something about a monkey, and other life lessons from the diabolical duo.

Click here to check out the weekly audio podcast co-hosted by Rick Comic City's very own James "Fieldmouse" Hughey. NSFW!

We Can Never Go Home #1-3 RCC Connecting Variant Covers

 

We have another great exclusive variant from Black Mask Studios! This time it's our first set of connecting variant covers! The first 3 issues of We Can Never Go Home Rick's Comic City Variants are available now!

"A well worn mixtape, a stolen convertible, a duffel bag full of cash, a fully loaded .45, and super-powers. Seventeen and on the run is the only way to see America right."

Written by Matthew Rosenberg and Patrick Kindlon, with interior art by Josh Hood, We Can Never Go Home follows the story of outcast teen Duncan and popular girl Madison who both share a secret: they can do things others can't. But when a terrible and deadly choice is made using these special abilities, they are forced to leave the life they know and never come back.

This special set of cover's for issues #1, 2 and 3 by artist Amancay Nahuelpan can only be found at Rick's Comic City and limited to print run of just 250 each. Get yours today by visiting our store or buying it from our eBay store here.

If you're still not sold, here's the official trailer for the book that might help change your mind!


Comic Crypt Podcast Episode #28


The Ink n Iron fest was a disappointment to the Reverend Jay Leal…so instead, we revert to what we know…COMICS!

Click here to check out the weekly audio podcast co-hosted by Rick Comic City's very own James "Fieldmouse" Hughey. NSFW!

Rick's Comic City Exclusive Variant to Disciples #1

Have you gotten your copy of Black Mask's Disciples #1 yet? Or a better question might be: Have you gotten your exclusive Rick's Comic City variant cover to Disciples #1 yet?

Written by Steve Niles (30 Days of Night, Criminal Macabre) with art by Christopher Mitten (Criminal Macabre, Umbral), Disciples is a sci-fi/horror story that takes place in the near future where the wealthy have colonized most of the moons in our solar system. The story follows Dagmar, Rick, and Jules, a set of private eyes/bounty hunters who have been hired by a high ranking Senator. Their job seems simple: retrieve the Senator's teenage daughter, who’s run off to join a mysterious religious cult on Ganymede, a moon of Jupiter. But when the team reaches Ganymede, they discover something has gone horribly wrong.

The book has already been picked up for television development by Universal Cable Productions, who has produced fellow genre shows like Being Human and Defiance. Steve Niles is set to executive produce the TV series, along with fellow Black Mask Studios co-founders Matt Pizzolo and Brett Gurewitz. Also attached to executive produce the series is none other than horror legend Wes Craven! Currently Craven is only set to produce and not direct or write any of the series.

Now you can get your very own copy of Disciples #1 with an exclusive cover only found at Rick's Comic City! The print run for this exclusive cover is limited to only 250 copies and it is a first print run of this book. Disciples #1 has already gone to a second printing, and it is getting harder to find first prints of the regular cover.

Buy your copy by visiting our store in person or by purchasing it from our eBay store here.

Comic Crypt Podcast Episode #27


The boys talk board games, comic books invade TV, and Fieldmouse gets a call from a prisoner.  All on this episode of Cömic Crypt!

Click here to check out the weekly audio podcast co-hosted by Rick Comic City's very own James "Fieldmouse" Hughey. NSFW!

Now the Official Trailer for Deadpool

In case you missed it's premiere last night during Conan O'Brien, here's the official release of the red band trailer for the upcoming Deadpool movie. NSFW!



Some of you may recognize this as the same trailer that was leaked from this year's San Diego Comic Con, but at least now it's here in HD and not shaky cell phone cam!

Deadpool's Trailer To The Trailer

Only Deadpool can get away with making a trailer FOR the trailer of his upcoming feature length movie and still make us smile. Check it out below:



Deadpool, starring Ryan Reynolds, is expected to be released in theaters February 12, 2016.

Comic Crypt Podcast Episode #26


On this week’s episode, the guys talk Ant Man! Also, Fieldmouse bids farewell to Fables, and Rev. Jay Leal is… Well… in rare form.

Click here to check out the weekly audio podcast co-hosted by Rick Comic City's very own James "Fieldmouse" Hughey. NSFW!

New Release: DC Comics Bombshells #1


Based on the very popular line of 1940's inspired variant covers by Ant Lucia, DC Comics is launching the new series DC Comics Bombshells. The new title will be a Digital First series, releasing a new 10-page digital chapter every Saturday, each focusing on one of the DC Heroines. After that, DC will then collect 3 digital chapters together to make their print release available in comic shops a short time later.

The first chapters will be written by Marguerite Bennett with art by Marguerite Sauvage, According to an interview of Marguerite Bennett by Newsarama, in this Earth of the DC Comics Bombshells, the women are the first heroes on the scene before their male counterparts. Each issue will be inspired by 1940s artwork and media. And each heroine will have her own genre. "So Batwoman is this sort of pulpy, 1940s radio serial. Supergirl is a propaganda film. Zatanna is this Hammer horror style thing. Harley Quinn is this Charlie Chaplin-esque farce. Wonder Woman is a war story. Aquawoman is a romance."

The first digital chapter was just released this past weekend and features Batwoman in the first story. You can buy it from our Comixology store here today! The second chapter of the series will be released this Saturday and will continue to be released weekly. Each chapter will be $0.99.

The print edition of DC Comics Bombshell #1 will hit store shelves August 12, and will collect the first 3 digital chapters released, featuring Batwoman, Wonder Woman, and Supergirl. Let us know on your next visit to the store if you'd like to add this series to your Rick's Comic City hold box!

Comic Crypt Podcast Episode #25


What do our diabolical duo think of the trailers released at San Diego Comic Con? Is Rev. Jay Leal leaving Comic Crypt for another podcast? Does Fieldmouse hate soccer moms? These questions and more get answered on this, the 25th episode of Comic Crypt!

Click here to check out the weekly audio podcast co-hosted by Rick Comic City's very own James "Fieldmouse" Hughey. NSFW!

Way Late Play Date @ The Adventure Science Center July 23

 
 
It's a bird! It's a plane! It's Superhero Adult Night at Adventure Science Center!
Don your favorite cape/mask combo and fly over to the Science Center on July 23 for another installment of the wildly popular Way Late Play Date, where you’ll get to explore the science behind some of this summer’s box office superheroes.
 
Tickets are $30 for non-members and $20 for members and include admission to all exhibits and activities from 6:30 to 10 p.m., a planetarium show*, souvenir cup and three beverage tickets. *Planetarium show is based on availability. Seating is first come, first served. If tickets are still available at the start of the event, they can be purchased from the guest services desk for $35.
 
Activities (included with admission):
  • Education activities
    • Ant Man: Power Comes in Tiny Packages
    • Magneto: Fatal Attraction and Repulsion
    • Storm: Chance of Reign
    • Mr. Freeze: Chill Out!
    • Gambit: I’m All In (weather dependent)
  • Costume contest moderated by Cosplay Collective
  • Planetarium shows at 7, 8, and 9 p.m.

Extra Charge Activities:
  • Food Trucks onsite – Steaming Goat & Confeastador
  • Make your own T-shirt or print with Hip Hues
Rick's Comic City has donated some prizes for the costume contest, so you know you'll be getting some good stuff if you place :)

The Way Late Play Date is only for adults 21 and over. For more info and tickets, visit their website at adventuresci.org

 
 


Comic Crypt Podcast Episode #24

The Diabolical Duo are left to record without supervision! Fieldmouse has aliens on the brain and Rev. Jay Leal has pills on the brain! SDCC has just begun (started the day we recorded) so we don’t know about any of the cool stuff that was revealed yet!

Click here to check out the weekly audio podcast co-hosted by Rick Comic City's very own James "Fieldmouse" Hughey

Book Signing with author Rick Heiman on July 22

 
On Wednesday, July 22 we will have a special in store book signing with local author Rick Heiman. He will be available all day selling and signing copies of his new book, Time Traveler's Rock: Flaming Eagle.

About the author, Rick Heiman:
After nearly twenty-six years of writing different kinds of reports, mostly police reports, I decided to try writing some fiction. It took me a little over a year to come up with a story. It started out as a short story I wrote for my ten-year-old son and then snowballed. It was as if the story was stuck inside me, fighting to get out. I hope you enjoy reading it as much as I did writing it.

About the book, Time Traveler's Rock: Flaming Eagle:
It’s 2065, but retired computer programmer James finds himself transported back in time five hundred years. Suddenly he is living the life of a ten-year-old Indian child named Baby Bird. His life is flipped upside down once he is taken away by an uncle he has never met to a village where he is not easily accepted. Here he must learn to build canoes alongside his uncle, while keeping ideas and concepts from the future—his own time—secret. With the help of his uncle, two quiet sisters, an old man, and his new friend Phoenix, Baby Bird slowly finds his place his new home, with a few challenges and adventures along the way, including the ceremonial ritual to become a man. Will Baby Bird find his way back to his own village, and will James return back to 2065?

Time Traveler’s Rock: Flaming Eagle is a story that weaves the past and future together with action and adventure, drawing in children and young adult readers