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Skylanders Comes To GraniteCon 2014


Hey Addicts!

We have seen¬†a lot of info come out as we get closer and closer to the big day. So many new things are being released with Trap Team I start sweating thinking about all the money I am about to shell out ūüėÄ I am sure a lot of you are with me. I mean with traps, figures, starters, and if you are like me Topps, Mega Bloks stuff and now IDW Comics how will one keep up! I already have my plan for release day as I am sure most of you do. Well I got some really cool info to share with you all that are excited about the comic book series. As most of you already know Skylanders debuted the new comic book series by IDW at this years SDCC (San-Diego Comic Con) and it was a major hit! There were two variant covers of issue #0 one with a Convention Exclusive 2014 label in the left corner as you can see in the picture below…

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The other variant cover does not include the same label here is what it looks like if you don’t already know…

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I have had the opportunity of being able to grab one of these from SDCC and I love it! I still need to get the first cover, but I am already working on get it as we speak. Last week it came to my attention by way of fellow addict Kristina Silva that the Granite State Comic Con or GraniteCon held in Manchester, NH is going to have it’s own variant cover.¬†This variant cover will be for issue #0 here is what it looks like…

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If you are attending this years GraniteCon you will have a chance to meet some really cool people that are involved in the making of the games and comics like these guys…

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Writer-Ron Marz

 

Writer/Artist-David Rodriguez

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Voice Actor-Richard Horvitz (Kaos)

They will be involved in a Skylanders Panel at this years GraniteCon as well as signing autographs. The comic book is $10 and if they go by last years prices autographs will be $20. As I was searching for info about GraniteCon i came across this…

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It looks like another variant cover for issue #1.¬†Here is what the regular cover of issue #1 looks like…

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From what it looks like there will be a lot of variant covers for this series. I plan on having them all including the hardcover copy available to pre-order online. I included a few pages from the comics in the gallery for those of you that have not seen it yet. Do you have issue #0? Will you be getting issue #1? If you do own it what do you think about the comics so far?Let me know in the comments. I personally enjoyed the comic book very much the artwork and storyline so far are great I can’t¬†wait to see¬†more.

If you would like more information about GraniteCon check out their Facebook page. Until next time catch you on the SKYSIDE!

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SKYLANDERS IS HEADING TO SAN DIEGO COMIC-CON!


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Hey Addicts!

I did a post a while back about the Skylanders Comic Book coming to the San Diego Comic-Con. If getting an exclusive Skylanders comic book isn’t enough for you then how does winning a lot of cash sound? Activision is doing it real big for the release of the new Skylanders comic book series. In celebration of the Skylanders coming to SDCC Activision is holding a SKYTASTIC costume contest during the SDCC¬†panel, “Skylanders: The Creative Process of Bringing Toys to Life.” There will be guest panelist as well as a chance to win Cash and RARE Skylanders! Check out the email I got today with all the details!

 

 

Skylanders Trap Team
Friday, July 11, 2014

SKYLANDERS¬ģ IS HEADING TO SAN DIEGO COMIC-CON!

 

Fans Attending San Diego Comic-Con Invited to Participate in Costume Contest

at Official Skylanders Panel, with More Than $5,000 in Prizes

 

Skylanders, the video game that pioneered the Toys-to-Life‚ĄĘ genre, will descend upon San Diego Comic-Con for the first time in the franchise’s history starting on¬†July 24. Fans will be among the first in the world to get hands-on experience with¬†Skylanders Trap Team‚ĄĘ, the newest installment to the¬†Skylanders¬†franchise. To celebrate, Activision Publishing, Inc. will award more than $5000 in prizes to the best¬†Skylanderscostumes of the show. Fans now have a chance to bring their creativity to life by dressing up as one of their favorites, such as Spyro, Stealth Elf, Eruptor, Kaos or any of the characters from the¬†Skylanders¬†universe.

 

The costume contest will take place at the San Diego Comic-Con panel, “Skylanders: The Creative Process of Bringing Toys to Life,” where members of the¬†Skylanders¬†team will offer insights into the development process of one of the world’s most beloved and successful Toys-to-Life video game franchises. Panel speakers include comic book writer Ron Marz (Green Lantern, DC vs. Marvel), famed voice of Kaos Richard Horvitz (Invader Zim, Billy and Mandy), Activision’s Senior Vice President of Consumer Marketing, John Coyne, and Toys for Bob’s Director of Toy and Character Development, I-Wei Huang.

 

Prizing for the costume contest is as follows:

  • Grand Prize: $4,000
  • Runner Up: $1,000
  • 2nd Runner Up: Collection of rare¬†Skylanders¬†toys

WHEN:

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Media Call Time: 5:45 p.m.

Event Begins: 6:00 p.m.

WHERE:

San Diego Convention Center, Room 7AB

111 W. Harbor Dr. San Diego, CA 92101

I really wish I could be there to see all the awesome costumes and see what amazing prizes Activision is going to give away, but unfortunately I can’t make it to SDCC not enough cash to make the trip ūüė¶ Well if any of you addicts out in the San Diego area are attending the convention please share your pics and experience at the event. I hope everyone enjoys all the awesome things going on at SDCC this year it looks like it is really going to be sweet! Well that’s all for now folks until next time catch you on the SKYSIDE!

THE WORLD OF SKYLANDERS COMES TO COMICS-ACTIVISION AND IDW ANNOUNCE FIRST-EVER SKYLANDERS COMIC BOOK


Hey Addicts!

I’m so excited to bring you all this awesome news! Activision and IDW are teaming up to give us a deeper look into the Skylanders Universe. It has been long over due for a comic series, cartoon series, or a movie so I am super stoked to see the first issue. For those of you that don’t know IDW¬†is an award-winning publisher of comic books, graphic novels and trade paperbacks, based in San Diego, California.

Renowned for its diverse catalog of licensed and independent titles, IDW publishes some of the most successful and popular titles in the industry, including: Hasbro’s¬†The TRANSFORMERS, G.I. JOE and MY LITTLE PONY;¬†Paramount’s¬†Star Trek;¬†Nickelodeon’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles; 2000 AD’s Judge Dredd; The¬†Rocketeer; Toho’s Godzilla; Wizards of the Coast’s Magic: The Gathering and Dungeons & Dragons; and the Eisner-Award winning Locke & Key series, created by best-selling author Joe Hill and artist Gabriel Rodriguez. IDW is also home to the Library of American Comics imprint, which publishes classic comic reprints, Yoe! Books, a partnership with Yoe! Studio, and the multiple award-winning Artist’s Edition imprint.

IDW’s critically- and fan-acclaimed series are continually moving into new mediums. Currently, Jerry Bruckheimer Films and Disney are creating a feature film based on World War Robot;¬†Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Warner Brothers are producing a film based on Ashley Wood’s Lore; Michael Bay’s Platinum Dunes and Sony are bringing Zombies vs. Robots to film, Kurtzman/Orci are producing a movie based on Locke & Key at Universal.¬†Check out all the details below.

THE WORLD OF SKYLANDERS¬ģ COMES TO COMICS

ACTIVISION AND IDW ANNOUNCE FIRST-EVER SKYLANDERS COMIC BOOK

San Diego, Calif. (May 15, 2014) – In conjunction with Activision, IDW Publishing is proud to announce the first-ever Skylanders comic-book series, penned by renowned comic-book writer¬†Ron Marz, and ¬†Mike Bowden¬†and¬†David Baldeon¬†as lead artists. In the world of video games,¬†Skylanders¬†is a global phenomenon and the best-selling kids’ game franchise since its launch in 2011.1¬†Now fans will have the opportunity to follow the adventures of all their favorite characters from Skylands through the magic of comic books. The first issue, a prequel to the¬†Skylanders Trap Team‚ĄĘ¬†storyline, actually provides fans an inside look at where some of their favorite¬†Skylanders¬†came from, and even gives them a first look at a few all-new characters from the upcoming game.

IDW Publishing has been known for the quality and care given to some of the most beloved all-ages properties, and Skylanders is no different. The videogame sensation is making the leap to the pages of comics this July, debuting at Comic-Con International: San Diego 2014. Skylanders #0 features an introductory 16-page story as well as character guides and added back-up information. The issue will be launched in both print and digital during SDCC weekend.

“We are thrilled to be combining¬†Skylanders, the pioneer of the toys to life video game genre, with IDW, one of the industry’s leading comic-book publishers in the U.S.,” said¬†Ashley Maidy, vice president of global licensing and partnerships at Activision. “The comic-book series will offer fans a glimpse into the backstories of their favorite¬†Skylanders¬†characters, expanding on the universe that they’ve embraced so enthusiastically in the franchise’s short history. To explore the world of Skylands beyond the game is an opportunity we know our fans have long been awaiting, and we couldn’t be more excited to see this manifested through a comic series.”

Skylanders¬†will also join IDW’s successful Micro Comic Fun Packs line-up this fall and will be available in comic-book stores as well as mass-market retailers this October. Distribution is expected in the following territories: United States, Canada, France, Italy, United Kingdom, Ireland, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Belgium, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Denmark, Finland, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland, Spain, Portugal, Australia and New Zealand.

“The idea behind creating a¬†Skylanders¬†comic book series resonates strongly with us on so many levels – the storyline and audience appeals to the comic book world and feels like a seamless relationship,” says David Hedgecock, IDW’s Managing Editor and Editor of the¬†Skylanders¬†series. “We’re honored to be the publisher of choice to introduce the world of¬†Skylanders¬†into the comic-book landscape.”

The world of Skylanders continues at IDW and whether you like your comics large, small or digital, we have you all covered!

I have always been into comic books but I haven’t collected in years looks like I will have to get back into it again. I can’t wait to see what the cover is going to look like I can only imagine. I hope that some of the writers and artists that do the artwork for the game work hand in hand to make this series as magical as the game. Until next time catch you on the SKYSIDE! ¬† ¬†

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