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Week of July 24th Volume 1 #605

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JETPACK SALE IS THIS SATURDAY!

 

SALE INFO

To participate in the sale you HAVE to bring a bag of donations for the 5th Annual Operation Backpack Event. Sponsored by Rochester's own Crosspoint Church MORE INFO ON THE EVENT ON FACEBOOK
 
This event is designed to insure every student that needs it, receives a back pack full of school supplies, to get them off to a great start this school year. Did we say BAG FULL? We sure did! If you head on over to STAPLES you'll find you can spend $25 and walk out with 4 bags full of items from the list below. Seriously, My Wife and I did it and purchased nearly 150 items for the money. PLEASE be sure to purchase a variety of items. We can't all just bring notebooks!

Seriously, you will be judged on this. If you spend $5 on school supplies and expect to take full advantage of this awesome sale, you will be sorry (and go home SALELESS)!
 
 
Want to get in on the sale sooner. I will be announced first through the Jetpack Ap!

TRIVIA EVENT

To participate in the Trivia event it is suggested that your team bring a bag of donations for the 5th Annual Operation Backpack Event. Yes, this is a new addition and a SUGGESTED requirement. Don't be cheap! If you donate nicely then we're all winners.
 
 

LIVE MUSIC

Okay, you get the drill. Give us some stuff to help out the fine folks of Rochester that need a helping hand.
 

PLEASE CHOOSE A SELECTION OF ITEMS FROM THE LIST BELOW!

keep in mind, they  put multiples of certain items in the backpacks.

  • Glue sticks: 541
  • Crayons: 171
  • Markers: 320
  • Colored pencils: 365
  • Pencil box: 120
  • Pencil sharpener: 176
  • Zippered pouch for pencils: 278
  • Dry erase markers: 632
  • Pencils: 217
  • Cap erasers: 833
  • Wedge erasers: 364
  • Child safe scissors: 219
  • Folders with pockets: 1,196
  • Composition notebooks: 520
  • Single subject wide ruled notebooks: 857
  • Hand sanitizer - travel size: 400
  • Ruler with centimeters: 375
  • Pens: 1,353
  • Index cards: 280
  • Highlighters: 544
  • Wide ruled loose leaf paper: 165
  • 1” Binders: 165

 

ALL THE SALE DETAILS

THE JETPACK NERD SOCIAL CLUB PRESENTS The Jetpack ANNIVERSARY EXTRAVAGANZA

THE JETPACK NERD SOCIAL CLUB PRESENTS The Jetpack ANNIVERSARY EXTRAVAGANZA

STORE-WIDE SALE - TRIVIA CONTEST WITH NERD PRIZES - LIVE MUSIC


EVERYTHING YOU LOVE WILL BE ON SALE 9 - 4 at the Megastore

Closing at 5 on 7/29 cause we've got some TRIVIA to play!
Check back soon to see what the CRAZY deals are going to be.  Want to get the info even sooner?  Get the Jetpack Comics Mega App for you smart phone.  Available for all the big players (you know who you are), this app will get you inside info on all kinds of Jetpack fun and might even get you early entry to the sale!


TRIVIA CONTEST with NERDISH PRIZES at 5 PM at The Garage at the Governor's Inn

Come to play or come to watch.  It's a great time for all!


THIS AIN'T JUST COMIC BOOK TRIVIA YOU KNOW.

T.V., Movies, Toys, Card Games, Role Playing Games, Video Games, Ralph's Games, and more.  If it's got a place in pop-culture you just might find it in this event.  Seriously, let your friends know that EVERYONE has an equal shot at this. There might even be a math question or 2, and just for Jon, BIG BANG THEORY QUESTIONS!
There is no cost to participate and no need to buy anything to join us.


TRIVIA PRE-REG BONUS

Every Team Captain that pre-pregisters with Zach gets his or her TEAM a special Jetpack Prize Pack.  Email the Team details to Captain zqf8@yahoo.com.
Max of 5 people to a team.
Max of 1 Jetpack Staff Member per team.


TRIVIA MEGAAPP bonus!

Make sure you've got the Mega App on your smart phone and have push & cellular data enabled.  There's gonna be a special question or two coming through your phone but make sure you listen to Zach before you start using your phone or you could lose points.


SINGLES & COUPLES ENCOURAGED TO JOIN US!

You don't need a team.  Just show up and we'll find you a team or you can fly solo.  Or just come and hang out with us.  It's a super night of fun.  Don't miss this one.


Additional rules

Trivia is going to start at 5 pm and runs until Zach is sick of you.
No Cell Phone use except when Zach tells you to take out your phone!


ROCKING THE NIGHT AWAY WITH BLACK AGNES

Don't go home yet!  Live music starts at 8 pm with Black Agnes.  Hang out with use till the wee hours of the morning for live music and more Jetpack fun.  Who knows what tricks Ralph will have up his sleeve. 
Check out the band at http://www.blackagnesband.com/band/

Magic the Gathering Ixalan Prerelease

 

A $25 PRE-RELEASE & $90 BOOSTER BOXES

You DON'T NEED TO PREREGISTER & PRE-PAY. YOU DON'T NEED TO SIGN UP IN ADVANCE.

 

Not a hoax. Not a dream. Every one of our Ixalan Pre-Releases will be just $25 to play in with 2 packs per player going into the prize pool.

 

Cash, Credit Card, Store Credit, they all work for the Pre-Releases
Just show up about 1/2 an hour so you can register.
 
  • Midnight 9/22 (actually 12:01 am 9/23) (sign up starts at 11:00 pm 9/22)
  • Noon 9/23 (sign up starts at 11:00 am 9/23)
  • 6:00 pm 9/23 (sign up starts at 5:00 pm 9/23)
  • Noon 9/24 - TWO HEADED GIANT so bring a partner (sign up starts at 11:00 am 9/24)
  • 5:00 pm 9/24 (sign up starts at 4:00 pm 9/24)
 

 

MTG: IXALAN BOOSTER BOX SALE

Our cheapest day one Booster Boxes Ever - $90
No need to sign up ahead. No need to pre-pay or pre-register!
We've NEVER sold out of a Magic booster box on release. Ever!
We've got plenty of these coming so you hang onto your money and come see us when they come out.
Just show up on release day (9/29) and buy your booster boxes for only $90 each.
Buy 1 or 6 the price is the same per box.
Cash or Credit Card is no problem.
Store Credit does not apply to the purchase of booster boxes at the reduced price.
Store Credit is only applied at the retail price of an item.

RSVP ON FACEBOOK

 

Charles Soule & Ryan Browne are coming to America's favorite Comic Shop!

August 9th from 4 to 7, meet the dynamic duo behind Curse Words!

That's right, Jetpack Comics is a part of the awesome CURSE WORDS Van Tour!

Come on by from 4 to 7 to see Charles Soule and Ryan Browne, the hit creators behind CURSE WORDS! 

They'll be signing your stuff all evening, and telling you stories about their time on the road to get to Jetpack! 

Why are you still reading this? Click on the link below and RSVP RIGHT NOW! 

RSVP ON FACEBOOK

Pokemon Burning Shadows Prerelease this Saturday!

Pokemon TCG Burning Shadows Prerelease

Saturday 7/29
$25
Registration 10:15-11:00
Join us and play the newest expansion of the Pokemon TCG before it hits the shelves!! Each player gets a special prerelease deck box, prerelease promo, and 7 packs altogether of the newest expansion. Players that do not stay for the event get 4 packs instead of 7. This is a great event for beginners or players who are nervous about competitive play-- there are no losers in this tournament! Everyone gets the same thing.

You don't have to bring anything to play with us but we do suggest having 40 sleeves or buying some with us to protect your shiny new cards.

RSVP ONLINE

Locally Made Comic ,featuring arguably the most famous knight ever to ride a motorcycle.

Written, Drawn, Colored, Lettered and published locally.  Available at Jetpack Comics

Published by El Supremo Publishing, Motorcycle Knight is 24 full-color pages of action & adventure featuring arguably the most famous knight ever to ride a motorcycle. All this for a mere $3.99. 

 

 

5th Annual Operation Backpack Event Underway!

On Saturday, August 19th Crosspoint Church will be hosting it's 5th Annual Operation Backpack Event at the Rochester Commons.

This year they are trying to provide at least 400 Backpacks with school supplies to families in need and we could use some help.

They have a list of supplies that they need and if you or anyone you know could choose a couple items to purchase & donate for the event they would be grateful. Anything small or large would be a blessing.

In case anyone was wondering what items we need the most for Operation Backpack:
Here are the amounts of the items we still need:

*Again, keep in mind, we put multiples of certain items in the backpacks.

  • Glue sticks: 541
  • Crayons: 171
  • Markers: 320
  • Colored pencils: 365
  • Pencil box: 120
  • Pencil sharpener: 176
  • Zippered pouch for pencils: 278
  • Dry erase markers: 632
  • Pencils: 217
  • Cap erasers: 833
  • Wedge erasers: 364
  • Child safe scissors: 219
  • Folders with pockets: 1,196
  • Composition notebooks: 520
  • Single subject wide ruled notebooks: 857
  • Hand sanitizer - travel size: 400
  • Ruler with centimeters: 375
  • Pens: 1,353
  • Index cards: 280
  • Highlighters: 544
  • Wide ruled loose leaf paper: 165
  • 1” Binders: 165

 

Heroclix: Colossal OP-Dormammu!

Monday, July 24 5:30pm
 
Dormammu OP event!
2 booster buy-in of players choice. Build 300 point team to play in a swiss style tournament for the chance to win the Dormammu Colossal OP figure. 1st place and Fellowship to be awarded. (If TO places, next in order to receive prize)

Rochester Performance and Arts Center hosts first Arts show!

With more than 2 dozen artists and 200 works, the event is a hit.

But don't take our word for it. Let Foster's article do all the talking (except for when Ralph talks in the video, but you get what we mean).

READ THE ARTICLE

 

 

THE JETPACK COMICS MEGA APP IS LIVE FOR IOS & ANDROID NOW!

APPLE APP STORE

In the Apple ap store search Jetpack Comics & the Jetpack Comics Mega Ap will come up.

Go ahead - install it.

 

ANDROID USERS

Okay Andorid users!  Head on over to the Google Play Store and get that Jetpack Mega Ap downloaded and ready for FCBD updates, news & deals.  Be sure you allow PUSH notifications or you'll miss out on even more Jetpack Comics fun.  They may be slow but they Google finally realized how awesome we are.

Download the android version!

 

ABOUT THE APP

Why?  You'll get access to our limited understanding of interacting with the App world!  Very limited understanding.
You'll care because this is where you will get special news and info.

The Jetpack Comics Mega App.  Now in the Apple App store & Google Play for free.  Yes, allow it to send you notifications.  Yes, allow it to know your location.  Yes, let it access your microphone and speaker and YES let it make you a burrito.

For the first time in our eleven years of existence we are only 5 years behind the curve!  Get on board with the Jetpack Comics Mega App.  You won't be sorry.

 

SO YOU'RE HAVING TROUBLE LOCATING THE NOTIFICATIONS IN OUR MEGA APP?

Well here's a tip to help you

The first complaint we heard about the Jetpack Comics Mega Ap (available for iOS and soon for Android) is that you can't find the notifications after the go off screen.  Try this, pick any one of the app's sections and click on it.  Now click the menu icon (top right - it's three stacked dots).  Now you should see the notifications section.

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ADVENTURE TIME REGULAR SHOW #1 MAIN & MIX
ALL NEW GUARDIANS OF GALAXY #7
ALL TIME COMICS BLIND JUSTICE #1  
ALTERS #6
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ARCHANGEL #5 (OF 5)
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AVENGERS #10 SE
BANE CONQUEST #4 (OF 12)
BATMAN #28
BATMAN #28 VAR ED
BATMAN ELMER FUDD SPECIAL #1 2ND PTG
BLACK #6 (OF 6)
BLACK BOLT #4
CATALYST PRIME NOBLE #4
CHAMPIONS #11 SE
CYBORG #15
CYBORG #15 VAR ED
DC COMICS BOMBSHELLS #32
DEAD OF WINTER #1
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DEATHSTROKE #22
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EAST OF WEST #34
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ELSEWHERE #1 CVR A KESGIN & RILEY
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EVERAFTER FROM THE PAGES OF FABLES #12
EXTREMITY #6
GALAKTIKON #1
GENERATIONS BANNER HULK & TOTALLY AWESOME HULK #1
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GIANT DAYS #29
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HAWKEYE #9
HILLBILLY #7
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IRON FIST #6
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JAZZ MAYNARD #3
JESSICA JONES #11
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JUSTICE LEAGUE #26
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KNIGHTS OF THE DINNER TABLE #245
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LOBSTER JOHNSON MANGEKYO ONE SHOT
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MARVEL UNIVERSE AVENGERS ULTRON REVOLUTION #12
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NIGHTWING #26
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UNSTOPPABLE WASP #8
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WALKING DEAD #170
WOODS #34
WORLD READER #5
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X-MEN GOLD #9

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ASSASSINS CREED UPRISING TP
ATTACK ON TITAN GN VOL 22
BTVS SEASON 11 TP VOL 01 SPREAD OF EVIL
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COLOR YOUR OWN MARVEL MASTERS TP
DARK SOULS LEGENDS O/T FLAME TP
DOTA 2 COMIC COLLECTION HC
GARY GIANNI MONSTERMEN & OTHER SCARY STORIES TP
GARY GIANNI MONSTERMEN & OTHER SCARY STORIES TP
GOD COUNTRY TP
GREEN ARROW TP VOL 03 EMERALD OUTLAW (REBIRTH)
GREEN HORNET OMNIBUS TP VOL 01
HARLEYS LITTLE BLACK BOOK HC
INVADER ZIM TP VOL 04
JACK KIRBY FANTASTIC FOUR WORLDS GREATEST ARTIST ED HC (C: 0
JACK KIRBY FANTASTIC FOUR WORLDS GREATEST ARTIST ED HC (C: 0
JERRY & JOKER ADVENTURES & COMIC ART HC
JIM HENSON THE DARK CRYSTAL TALES HC
LOCKJAW DOG DAYS TP
LOKI JOURNEY INTO MYSTERY BY KIERON GILLEN OMNIBUS HC
PAPER GIRLS TP VOL 03
POE STORIES AND POEMS SC GN
REBORN HC
REVOLUTIONARIES TP VOL 01 CRISIS INTERVENTION
SUPERMAN TP VOL 03 MULTIPLICITY (REBIRTH)
UNFOLLOW TP VOL 03 TURN IT OFF
WWE ONGOING TP VOL 01

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DC COMICS HARLEY QUINN CHARM BRACELET (FEB178719)
DC COMICS SUPERMAN FLYING 5 PK SHORT COMIC BOX
FRANK FRAZETTA DEATH DEALER PLASTIC MODEL KIT
GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY BABY GROOT MINI ZIP WALLET (C: 1-0-2
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GUNDAM IBO DANTALION HG 1/144 MDL KIT  (FEB178492) (C:
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JUSTICE LEAGUE CLASSIC 2018 WALL CALENDAR
KINGDOM HEARTS KEYBLADE FENRIR KEYCHAIN (FEB178613) (C: 1-1-
KINGDOM HEARTS KEYBLADE ULTIMA WEAPON KEYCHAIN (FEB178614) (
MARVEL COMICS CAPTAIN AMERICA STARS 5 PK SHORT COMIC BOX (C:
MARVEL DEADPOOL LUNCH BOX
MOBILE SUIT GUNDAM BB403 MK-III DAISHOGUN  (FEB178502)
MY LITTLE PONY MYSTERY PONY BMB DIS 201701  
NBX MINIMATES SER 2 BMB COUNTER DISPLAY
NBX MINIMATES SER 3 COUNTER DISPLAY
NINTENDO GAMEBOY INSULATED LUNCH BOX
POP LORD OF THE RINGS SAMWISE VINYL FIG
POP NICK TV AAAHH REAL MONSTERS ICKIS VINYL FIG
POP NICK TV CATDOG VINYL FIG
POP NICK TV RUGRATS TOMMY PICKLES VINYL FIG
SDCC 2017 DC REBIRTH HARLEY QUINN BOOMBOX PX STATUE (C: 1-1-
STAR WARS CLASSIC TRILOGY STORMTROOPER HELMET  (C: 1-1-
WALKING DEAD RICK GRIMES MACHETE (O/A)
WONDER WOMAN MOVIE 2018 WALL CAL

WHAT CAME IN LATE IN THE WEEK
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #1 COSPLAY VAR
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #1 SPIDER-MAN UNLIMITED GAME VAR
AQUAMAN #26
BLACK PLASTIC TITLE DIVIDERS (ORD IN 100)
CASPER THE FRIENDLY GHOST #1 ROPP CVR
CATALYST PRIME SUPERB #1
JUNGLE FANTASY IVORY #7 LUSCIOUS CVR
NIGHTWING #25
PAPER GIRLS #15
UBER INVASION #7
UNSOUND #2
WALKING DEAD TP VOL 22 A NEW BEGINNING
WALKING DEAD TP VOL 23 WHISPERS INTO SCREAMS
WALKING DEAD TP VOL 24 LIFE AND DEATH
WHITE PLASTIC TITLE DIVIDERS (ORD IN 100)
WICKED & DIVINE #29 CVR A MCKELVIE & WILSON

Jon's Righteous Comic Reviews (or you name this column chum)

Comic Review: Nightwing #25 (DC Comics)

Nightwing #25 (DC Comics)

While Batman has been fighting Bane and proposing to Catwoman, Dick Grayson has been building a nice life for himself in Bludhaven. He’s got a new girlfriend, some sweet job prospects, and things seem to be settling down for him. Until this issue, where Tim Seeley and Minkyu Jung really put ol’ Dick through the wringer. As the finale for the “Blockbuster” story arc, Nightwing #25 uses its extra pages to really bring in the emotional gut punches and set up some pretty interesting ideas for future issues.

Tim Seeley’s storylines for the past few months have involved Dick Grayson trying to come to terms with if he wants to be Nightwing for the rest of his life. After settling in with his girlfriend, he seems like he’s ready to put it all behind him, but all that changes in this issue, as old foe Blockbuster (who’s actually the brother of the original Blockbuster) pushes Dick to the brink. Surrounded by enemies on a boat with a ticking time bomb, Nightwing seemingly has no choice but to let the bad guys blow up. Or does he?

Seeley’s script wraps up this cliffhanger from last month fairly quickly, but he makes up for it with a surprisingly emotional element that comes later in the issue and a pretty cool spin on what Dick Grayson will be doing for employment in the upcoming months to come. By putting a focus on the personal side of Nightwing, he’s really invigorated this series and made the character a lot more personal. Dick Grayson is struggling with growing up, and as he watches his friends grow and change, he wonders if it’s time for him to do the same.

Minkyu Jung does a great a job of fitting in with the typical “Nightwing style” that fans will come to expect. While he doesn’t do anything that really makes his art stick out, that’s clearly what DC is going for with a lot of their DC Rebirth titles. There are plenty of excellent action and fight scenes, but like Seeley’s emotional beats, the real surprise here is the quieter moments. Jung‘s pages are able to bring the emotions in Seeley’s script out even more with some stunning and stark pages by the issue’s end.

Nightwing has a been a series that’s been flying under the radar since Dick Grayson returned to his costumed ways, but it’s been a very solid and fun superhero book since the first issue. While this issue probably isn’t the best one to jump onto, all signs are pointing towards issue 26 being a pretty interesting place to check in on the first Robin. Honestly there couldn’t be a better time to check this character out.

Comic Review: Astonishing X-Men #1 (Marvel Comics)

Comic Review: Astonishing X-Men #1 (Marvel Comics)

Not content with just two X-Men series for ResurrXion (three if you count Weapon X), Marvel’s putting out a brand new edition of Astonishing X-Men, the series that achieved instant classic status thanks to Joss Whedon and John Cassaday, only to then be watered down by Marvel trying everything and anything to make that magic work again. This time though, they’ve tasked Charles Soule, the writer of about 15 other comics (give or take) with coming up with new adventures for the team of mutants, and are pairing Soule with a different artist each issue, which is kind of brilliant when you think about how inconsistent Marvel is with keeping artists on a series. With Jim Cheung as the first artist on deck, there’s a lot of hype around this new version of Astonishing, and while it doesn’t live up to it, there’s still great potential for this series.

 

While walking around London, Psylocke is attacked by the Shadow King. Desperate for help, she sends out a psychic distress call to members of the X-Men that she’s worked with in the past, which conveniently gives us the team you see on the cover. After helping Psylocke subdue the carnage around her and regain her control, she realizes that Shadow King has not only grown in power, but is attempting to create a “web” of psychics that he can use to completely overtake the planet. With this new team assembled, the X-Men prepare to jump into the Astral Plane to take on Shadow King.

 

While Charles Soule’s script is a lot of set up, the one thing where Astonishing shines is characterization. Often times writers have trouble writing the X-Men simply because it’s such a large team. With so many characters, there’s bound to be some that either don’t sound like they should or are completely written out of the series. But with Astonishing’s opening issue, every character gets a moment to shine in some pretty great introductory pages. Soule is able to give succinct back stories for the characters on this team, and even teases at adventures that are going on just prior to this series that I really want to see (especially Gambit and Fantomex).

 

If you’re going to open a series with an excellent artist, you could do no better than Jim Cheung. Cheung’s style is expertly utilized here, and he sets the bar extremely high for the next artist. The devastation in London is drawn incredibly, and Cheung’s even able to nail some pretty intricate emotions and facial ticks on the characters. There’s a few odd panels here and there (Fantomex’s arms look a little thin at times), but I pity the artist who has to jump in on issue two.  These are quite the shoes to fill.

 

Astonishing X-Men may not leave the same impression as the Whedon and Cassaday run that came before it, but it’s still a solid set up issue that actually serves as a pretty good jumping on point for new and lapsed X-fans. Soule has crafted a really interesting team filled with dynamic personalities. Really the only thing that has me worried is the different artists for each issue gimmick that Marvel is putting out on this series. If done poorly, it could give the series an identity crisis. But for now, this issue was pretty damn great, and worth a read for X-Men fans.

 

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SDCC 2017 Wrap Up!

Another year, another San Diego Comic Con. Just like any other year, there were a ton of awesome reveals and surprises at this year’s comic con, from an awesome WB panel that revealed surprisingly cool DC movies coming up; to Netflix revealing Stranger Things. With so much revealed, what were the top things to pay attention to? Well, lucky for you I kept an eye on everything this weekend (much to the chagrin of my girlfriend), and have prepared this article just for you! Read on for all the cool stuff to impress your friends with!

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Doctor Doom

Easily the craziest news to come out of the movie scene of San Diego Comic Con was the announcement that Noah Hawley, the mastermind behind Fargo and Legion, would be producing a solo Doctor Doom film for Fox. There’s literally no other news regarding this announcement since Hawley blurted it out at the end of the Legion panel, but needless to say, even though I want the Fantastic Four back into the MCU, this could be a cool consolation prize.

 

 

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Ready Player One

Ever since I heard the news that Ernest Cline’s Ready Player One would be turned into a feature film, I had to wonder “how the hell is THAT going to work?” Set in a future world where the population plays a Virtual Reality game that allows them to use whatever big pop culture item they want, the movie seemed impossible from a legal standpoint. But with Stephen Spielberg helming the movie, it seems like there’s enough here that will satisfy fans of the book, even if the trailer seems to be a little TOO full of itself.

 

 

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Defenders

The closest release of for the con is Defenders, which finally showed off a brand new trailer for the upcoming Netflix show.  While Iron Fist definitely left a lot to be desired, it looks like the key to making him interesting was sticking him in with Daredevil, Luke Cage, and Jessica Jones. The wait for August 18 just got a lot more difficult.

 

 

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Thanos

It’s very rare to get comic news that surprises me from SDCC, but Marvel really sent some cool shockwaves with the announcement that Donny Cates and Geoff Shaw, the creators behind the spectacular Image series God Country, will be taking over the Thanos series for Marvel. Simply put, this is friggin’ awesome. Donny Cates has been kicking ass and taking names with his independent work, and I can’t wait to see what he does with the Mad Titan.

 

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Rocko’s Modern Life

Revivals are all the rage now, and of course Nickelodeon is getting into the game. Rocko’s Modern Life was my absolute favorite Nicktoon growing up, but the upcoming special movie was something that I completely forgot about it before I saw the trailer that released Thursday night. Rocko, Heffer, and Philbert find themselves transported into the modern day, and the quick two minute trailer is chock full of the hilarious society skewering that the series is known for. After forgetting about it, the Rocko’s Modern Life movie is now one of my most anticipated things of the year.

 
 

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Justice League

WB started to right the ship with critics and fans with Wonder Woman, and now all eyes go to the Justice League, which will bring the members of DC’s super team together for the first time. We already had one trailer released a few months back, but the one released for SDCC blew that one away. Running nearly four minutes, it features a ton of awesome moments that have me legitimately exited for many aspects of this film. Cyborg may still look iffy, but Aquaman, Wonder Woman ,and especially Ben Affleck’s Batman look to make up for him.

 

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Stranger Things season two

Stranger Things made a huge impact on pop culture last year, so it’s only natural that it would get its own panel for comic con. Of course, a panel means we’ll get a trailer, and the trailer for season two of the hit show looks to be just as nostalgically awesome as the first season. There’s more 80’s goodness (check out that old school arcade), more Winona Ryder looking super worried for her son, and more Eleven! Plus it’s already showing to have a killer soundtrack

 

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Thor: Ragnarok

While Justice League’s trailer definitely impressed, the biggest trailer of the con has to be Thor: Ragnarok. Expectations were already high for the next Marvel Studios release, but director Taika Waititi seems to have hit it out of the park with this trailer. From insane Jack Kirby visuals to hilarious buddy cop moments with Thor and Hulk, Ragnarok just jumped to one of my most anticipated movie of the year.

 

 

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