LOS ANGELES, FEBRUARY 2, 2016 — Fast paced and high energy, THE DEMON IN THE DARK is a mad dash following a group of disposable agents tasked with delivering the “package” to the drop-off… and finding out if the predator prowling Gotham City is a monster, an alien, or simply a psychopath on a rampage. The “Ultimate” fan film, this premiered for a free early audience this fall at the Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood hosted by “The Traveling Nerd” Lance Paul and presented by God Hates Geeks to a fully excited audience followed by a Q&A with filmmakers.

The short film was shot and edited over eight months on a shoestring budget in New York and Los Angeles by three fanboys and directed by one fan girl.  While there are big budget VFX shots of superhero battles, an equal amount of effort went into the details of Gotham City.  Over sixty Easter Eggs can be found throughout the background, ranging from Big Belly Burger, to Alan Scott’s radio station, to movie posters for ‘Captain Carrot: The Cold Turkey’.

Heavily influenced by THE LONG HALLOWEEN, YEAR ONE, and THE ULTIMATES, Letia Clouston, selected characters from Gail Simone’s run on the SECRET SIX and a “man on the street’ perspective seen in the 1994 mini-series MARVELS.

Batman is unique for numerous reasons, but unlike heroes meant to inspire and save innocent civilians, Bruce Wayne specifically created a persona to terrify criminals, “…my disguise must be able to strike terror into their hearts. I must be a creature of the night, black, terrible…”  And this short aims to show how this visage would be seen by his victims.

The filmmakers were committed to fitting within the canon of the current DC cinematic universe and paying a rich homage.  With nods to ARROW and the FLASH, the short takes place between Christopher Nolan’s BATMAN BEGINS, in which Batman is seen as myth or monster (in no small part due to the Scarecrow’s fear toxin) and THE DARK KNIGHT, where the citizens of Gotham seem to know Batman is human and call for his public unmasking.

This free film is available NOW at:

Executive produced by Geoff Boucher (Hero Complex) and directed by Letia CloustonDEMON IN THE DARK stars Dominique Swain  (“Lolita”), Jamie Bernadette, Chantelle Albers, Shon Lange, Brian Luna, and Matthew Clouston.

Wizard World Tapped as Exclusive Amateur Tour for TEKKEN 7 by BANDAI NAMCO



Wizard World Tapped as Exclusive Amateur Tour for TEKKEN 7 by BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment America Featured Throughout 2016

Tournament, Free-Play For Hugely Popular Fighting Game Franchise From BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Set For Wizard World Gaming Portland, February 19-21; Only Touring Event To Feature TEKKEN 7 In North America

Tekken7-333.jpgEL SEGUNDO, Calif., February 5, 2016 – Wizard World, Inc. (OTCBB: WIZD) and BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment America Inc. today announces that the arcade version of TEKKEN 7, the latest chapter of the popular fighting game franchise published by BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment America Inc., will be featured at Wizard World comic con, pop culture and gaming conventions throughout 2016.

Fans attending Wizard World Portland will have a thrilling opportunity to play TEKKEN 7 at a touring event in North America in 2016. The TEKKEN franchise has garnered a passionate and loyal following in North America and we’re enabling these fans to experience TEKKEN 7 starting in Portland. There, attendees will enjoy both free-play and a sanctioned tournament during the event that is taking place February 19-21 at the Oregon Convention Center.

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Free Comic Book Day 2016

Free Comic Book Day 2016 Full Line-Up of Comic Books Announced

Free Comic Book Day 2016

Full Line-Up of Comic Books Announced

This year, Free Comic Book Day 2016 (FCBD) features a whole new selection of thirty-eight Silver Sponsors books for the comic book industry’s most anticipated annual event, Free Comic Book Day taking place Saturday, May 7th, 2016 at participating comic book shops worldwide.

Retailers on the FCBD Selection Committee chose 50 titles overall, 12 Gold Sponsor Comics and 38 Silver Sponsor comics to provide fans a wide range of stories to choose from as well as new genres and publishers to discover. Titles from this year’s Silver comics include The Pink Panther, Grumpy Cat (And Pokey!), Strawberry Shortcake, Sanjay and Craig, Assassin’s Creed, March, Spongebob, and more.

A complete listing of all fifty FCBD titles can be found in the January issue of Diamond’s PREVIEWS catalog, on sale at all comic book shops December 23rd, 2015, and online at For more FCBD news and updates, visit and become a fan on Facebook at and follow on Twitter at or Instagram at  freecomicbookday.

Free Comic Book Day 2016


Here is another look at all 50 Free Comic Books!

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ComicConBox To Include Exclusive ‘Star Wars: Darth Vader Down’ #1 Variants In December

ComicConBox™ To Include Exclusive ‘Star Wars: Darth Vader Down’ #1 Variants In December

Regular, B&W Sketch and Virgin covers Drawn By Mike Mayhew Available To 3-month ComicConBox Subscribers


Star Wars 1 Darth Vader Variant Comic Cover

Star Wars 1 Darth Vader Variant Comic Cover

EL SEGUNDO, Calif., November 2, 2015 — Wizard World, Inc. (OTCBB: WIZD) and Marvel today announced that the Star Wars: Darth Vader Down #1 Mike Mayhew ComicConBox™ Variant Covers will pay tribute to the iconic original Star Wars Episode VI: Revenge Of The Jedi Movie Poster (the name of the film was later changed to Return of the Jedi).


There are actually three versions of the cover; the first is a regular edition, the second version is a Black & White Sketch cover version, and a third – Subscription Only Variant, is a Virgin cover, so the original art can be seen in its entirety.


“Mike Mayhew was the first and only choice to pay homage to this classic Movie poster,” says John Macaluso , Wizard World CEO. “Mike captured the essence and power of Darth Vader, and we were super-excited when he accepted the job! We were so taken aback by the original art that we saw from Mike, that we decided to bonus every single ComicConBox for December. Every subscriber will receive both the original and Sketch Black & White version. Consider this an early holiday gift from Wizard World and Comic Con Box!”


“Vader Down is going to be nothing short of epic and we’re thrilled that Mike Mayhew could bring his classic style to this exciting variant cover,” says Marvel SVP Sales & Marketing David Gabriel . “We can’t wait for fans to get their hands on this twist on the iconic poster.”


The extremely limited Virgin Variant Cover will be available to 3-month subscribers only.


Go to to order your subscription today.


Fans can join ComicConBox™ at and can interact with the service on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest and other social media outlets as well as via email at .

About Wizard World Presents ComicConBox

Wizard World Presents ComicConBox™ ( ) is a premium subscription-based monthly box service, featuring collectibles, exclusives, toys, tech and gaming, licensed artwork, superior comics and apparel, Wizard World Comic Con tickets, special VIP discounts and more. Boxes ship to U.S. members on or around the 30th of each month and also feature Epic Grand Prizes in random packages.

About Wizard World, Inc. (OTCBB: WIZD)

Wizard World, Inc. ( ) produces Comic Cons and pop culture conventions across North America that celebrate the best in pop-fi, pop culture, movies, television, cosplay, comics, graphic novels, toys, video gaming, sci-fi, gaming, original art, collectibles, contests and more. A first-class lineup of topical programming takes place at each event, with celebrity Q&A’s, comics-themed sessions, costume contests, movie screenings, evening parties and more. Wizard World has also launched ConTV, a digital media channel in partnership with leading independent content distributor Cinedigm™ (NASDAQ: CIDM), and ComicConBox™, a premium subscription-based monthly box service. Fans can interact with Wizard World on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram and other social media services.

Wizard World 2015-16 schedule available at .

ComicConBox Logo

Wizard World Presents: ComicConBox

A few moments ago, Wizard World announced their newest product – ComicConBox

You may have heard of other companies doing something similar – Basically ComicConBox is a monthly subscription service that gets delivered to your door and is filled with comic con related goods.

I am very interested to see what Wizard World plans on sending to each fan and how limited each item will be. I might purchase one month so I can share the contents with my readers. The subscription costs $29.99

Here is more info on what to expect from a ComicConBox


Collectibles and Exclusives
Toys, Tech and Gaming
 Licensed Artwork
Limited Edition Comics and Apparel
Special VIP Discounts
 And More! 

Inside this month’s  ComicConBox, you will find premium, licensed Comic Con products from properties such as:

Marvel Comics (Secret Wars exclusive variant comic included)
Star Wars
Halo and Mass Effect
Game of Thrones 
Funko Toys
And More! 

ComicConBox Mystery Boxes will also include: 

Celebrity Autographs (Norman Reedus, Ron Perlman, etc)
Disney Infinity Figures
Comic Con Tickets and Discounts
Mortal Kombat Gaming Controllers  
And More!

NOTE: We have a VERY LIMITED SUPPLY of boxes this month. Please don’t miss out, we will sell out…


Based on everything mentioned above, I’d say this a no-brainer as the contents each month seem to be worth much more than the $29.99 monthly cost.

I am curious as to how many will be produced each month and if a monthly subscription will sell out.


WonderCon Anaheim 2015: Badges on Sale Now!

WonderCon Anaheim 2015 has announced that badge sales have officially opened! Here is the email I received:

All of us here at Comic-Con International are excited to announce that registration for WonderCon Anaheim 2015 is now open!

WonderCon Anaheim, one of the country’s most exciting and fastest growing shows will take place the weekend of April 3-5 (Friday, Saturday and Sunday) at the amazing Anaheim Convention Center. This action packed weekend features an expanded Exhibit Hall, featuring comics and merchandise from many popular artists and retailers, exclusive programming from the top comic publishers in the country, movie and television panels, anime, autographs, games, the ever popular Masquerade competition, and more! The Anaheim Convention Center is conveniently located within walking distance to Disneyland’s popular Downtown Disney District and The Shops at Anaheim Gardenwalk, making it an ideal location for after-hours fun and excitement. WonderCon Anaheim offers the complete convention experience!

WonderCon Anaheim 2015 Badge Purchase:

Just like last year, badges for WonderCon Anaheim 2015 will be available for purchase online only! No badges will be sold onsite at the Anaheim Convention Center. By purchasing a badge online, you will be assured entry to one of the most popular comics conventions on the calendar.

CLICK HERE to take advantage of online registration today! For badge prices and additional information, please visit:

For information on WonderCon Anaheim 2015 exhibitors, programming, exclusives, and special guests, check out our website at:

Hotel Reservations:

WonderCon Anaheim is pleased to announce that Travel Planners will be handling all WonderCon Anaheim hotel reservations for 2015. This year we’re offering five fabulous hotels close to the Anaheim Convention Center with special rates for WonderCon Anaheim 2015 attendees. CLICK HERE to book your room today!


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Official C2E2 2015 Poster Artwork Revealed

The official C2E2 2015 Poster artwork  has been revealed!

This years artwork has been done by Ryan Stegman. Here is the info taken from the C2E2 site:

2015 C2E2 Poster

The exclusive C2E2 poster has been unveiled featuring Captain America, Iron Man and Thor from Marvel’s Avengers NOW! battling Ultron against a pastel backdrop of the Chicago skyline. The image, created for the Show by Ryan Stegman, will be given away at all C2E2 events leading up to the Show and local comic book stores in the Midwest area. A signed poster will be included in sold out VIP packages this year.

Don’t miss Ryan Stegman at C2E2 2015. This Spotlight Comic Guest will be hanging out in Artist Alley all weekend long!

C2E2 takes place on APRIL 24-26, 2015 at the SOUTH BUILDING AT MCCORMICK PLACE. This is one of the best conventions around and is a great joy to attend each year!




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