CAKE AND ATOMIC TOYBOX ENTERTAINMENT PARTNER TO GIVE CAPTAIN ACTION HIS FIRST TV SERIES

CAKE AND ATOMIC TOYBOX ENTERTAINMENT PARTNER TO GIVE CAPTAIN ACTION HIS FIRST TV SERIES

Looks like the beloved action figure brand will be (finally) be getting the tv series treatment! In what sounds like a fun take on the character, the show will involve live action and CGI. Following the adventures of a boy named Kyle who discovers the 12 inch action figure in his attic. Meant to be an action comedy, we’ll get a bit of fish-out-of-water meets the reluctant hero as Captain Action is still stuck in the 60s and Kyle may not be so keen on operative training.

From the press release:

Leading kids’ entertainment specialist CAKE has announced its partnership with LA-based Atomic Toybox Entertainment headed by four-time Emmy nominee Michael Polis, on the new forthcoming Captain Action series.

Based on the successful 1960’s action figure brand, the new series will bring Captain Action, his arch nemesis Dr Evil and other extraordinary characters to the screen for the first time in an action comedy series aimed at 6-11 year olds. The 11 minute episodes will be shot with children in a live action world and Captain Action and other action figures in CG and effects.

CAKE and Atomic Toybox have brought on board John Derevlany (Legends of Chima, Nexo Knights, Endangered Species) as lead writer and are in discussions with potential toy partners as well as studios. New Zealand-based Pukeko Pictures, who have a first look agreement with Atomic Toybox on properties for kids’ television, are cited as the front runner on the studio side. The intention is to produce 52 episodes.

In the new series, Captain Action is reactivated after almost 50 years when a young boy discovers him packed away in his attic. At only 12-inches tall and still stuck in the analogue world of the 1960’s, our impassioned duty-bound operative is intent on training a reluctant Kyle to become the next generation of action hero in this coming-of-age tale of small heroes and big adventures.

Captain Action first burst onto the scene in the 1960’s making his mark as the world’s first superhero ‘Action Figure’, created by Stan Weston (G.I. Joe). Spawning numerous successful lines of action figures, Captain Action quickly expanded beyond toy shelves, conquering the world of comics, collectibles and related merchandise and has enjoyed a recent resurgence with further entertainment and licensing initiatives planned across multiple media platforms.

YOUNG JUSTICE: OUTSIDERS Release Date Revealed

YOUNG JUSTICE: OUTSIDERS Release Date Revealed

Via a teaser video, DC Universe has revealed the launch date of the next season of the Young Justice animated series. According to the teaser, it will debut on January 4. 2018.

Along with the Titans live action series, this was one of the early enticing pieces of original content that the the fledgling streaming service touted. The new season, which is the third for the series,  of this fan favorite is subtitled “Outsiders”.  The labeling of the season with a tag is in keeping with the previous season which was titled “Invasion”.

We here at PCS are looking forward to this series, which is continuing to be shepherded by the original showrunning team of Brandon Vietti and Greg Weisman.

You can see the teaser trailer below.

 

Breaking: Top Cow Teams with Humble Bundle to Aid California Wildfire Victims

Breaking: Top Cow Teams with Humble Bundle to Aid California Wildfire Victims

Top Cow has just announced a new program that allows people to get access to digital comics and donate to humanitarian causes at the same time.  When you purchase a Humble Bundle of new and classic Top Cow titles, you can designate funds to go to Direct Relief, a humanitarian aid organization is that is helping California residents affected by the deadly wildfires in meaningful ways.

These comics can be downloaded in multiple formats to be viewed on multiple platforms. Donations range from $1 to $15, and you can get access to up to $760 worth of comics. There is a sliding scale that gives you more comic goodness for the more you donate.

Continue reading “Breaking: Top Cow Teams with Humble Bundle to Aid California Wildfire Victims”

Baltimore Comic-Con 2018 – Cosplay Pics

Baltimore Comic-Con 2018 – Cosplay Pics

Pop Culture Squad was at this past weekend’s Baltimore Comic-Con. There were loads of great cosplay of all ages. We were able to capture a small set of those costumes for your entertainment.

 

 

Photography by Shari Harrison

It’s official Marshmallows!!

It’s official Marshmallows!!

Source: kristen bell on Instagram: “Attention all Marshmallows: BREAKING NEWS!!!!! We are OFFICIALLY back in business!!! A new #veronicamars series is coming back, on @hulu…”

AHOY Comics Launch Party

AHOY Comics Launch Party

AHOY Comics officially launched their new company in style last night at Syracuse PressRoom Pub.
Hart Seely, the award-winning author and reporter founded AHOY comics, and works closely with industry veterans like Tom Peyer, Stuart Moore and Jamal Igle.  Copies of the publishers’ first comic, The Wrong Earth, were on hand for autographing, along with food, drinks and a live band.
Also on hand were local creative luminaries including :
  • Artist and Syracuse University professor, Frank Cammuso
  • Comics Artist Randy Elliot
  • ComixZone Retailers Greg & Kim Van Camp
  • Comics Historian and Professor of Entrepreneurship at Ithaca College Ed Catto
The PressRoom Pub, a historic location, was originally the actually press room for the long running Syracuse newspaper, the Herald American and the Post-Standard, and now celebrates the spirit of entrepreneurship in Central New York’s Finger Lakes Region, via local wines, craft beers and now a new local publisher. 
Joe Quesada Talks Comicsgate on Twitter

Joe Quesada Talks Comicsgate on Twitter

Joe Quesada just took to twitter to address Richard Meyer, aka Diversity & Comics, and whole beautiful thread is here as another pillar of our industry speaks up and speaks out against the campaign of harassment and bigotry that is Comicsgate.

Kreigh Collins’ Classic Comic Strip, Mitzi McCoy, Collected

Kreigh Collins’ Classic Comic Strip, Mitzi McCoy, Collected

SILVER SPRING, MARYLAND—Lost Art Books, the award-winning publishing imprint devoted to the graphic arts, is proud to announce the release of The Lost Art of Kreigh Collins, Vol. 1: The Complete Mitzi McCoy. This volume collects the entire two-year run of the Mitzi McCoy strip for the first time.

While illustrator and comic artist Kreigh Collins is not well-known to today’s audiences, his adventurous globetrotting life, combined with his skillful storytelling and superior illustration, never fails to enthrall new readers. This volume showcases his picturesque landscapes, lovely character designs, and thrilling action sequences brimming with detail and charm.  Continue reading “Kreigh Collins’ Classic Comic Strip, Mitzi McCoy, Collected”

Still Time to Back ‘The Girl Who Handcuffed Houdini’!

Still Time to Back ‘The Girl Who Handcuffed Houdini’!

Hey kids! Do you like comics? How about when they turn into immersive theater? What do you mean you don’t know what that is… Poppycock, I say!

For real though, check out this killer Kickstarter from Cynthia von Buhler. She’s already funded, but you can score some slick rewards as she turns her hit graphic novel into a play. Want to be turned into a pulp character? How about tickets to a gala? Or to see the show itself? It’s all there, kiddos. So, put on your best flapper, and check it out:

SDCC 2018 Trailer Central -Updated

SDCC 2018 Trailer Central -Updated

Hey Folks!!

We are hoping those of you who are at Comic-Con International: San Diego are having a great time. Say “Hi!” to our publisher if you see her in the aisles.

We are going to collect the trailers that are debuted at the Con here. There will certainly be some interesting entertainment coming down the pike for everyone out there in multiple areas of fandom.

Keep checking this post throughout the weekend. We will update as we get access to more trailer content:

The updates are down the list

Continue reading “SDCC 2018 Trailer Central -Updated”