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Comic(s) Relief: Escape From New York’s Snake Plissken Will Return In Comics Form

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Boom! Studios has built its reputation with a mix of original series and a slew of adapted licensed properties such as Planet of the Apes, Farscape, RoboCop, Space: 1999, and more. Earlier this year, they put out a comic sequel to John Carpenter’s Big Trouble in Little China, a collaboration between Carpenter himself and Eric Powell, creator of The Goon. Now it seems Boom! is returning to the Carpenter/Kurt Russell well with an upcoming series based on Escape from New York, and they’ve released the above teaser image, which was also drawn by Powell, suggesting he may be returning for that series as well.

There are no further details about the series available just yet. My first guess would be that it would be a sequel and focus on the further adventures of Snake Plissken after the events of Escape from LA, but it could just as well be a straight adaptation of the original Carpenter movie. I’d certainly prefer the former; we’ve already seen that story told perfectly well on the big screen, so revisiting it again in comics form just seems kind of pointless some 30+ years after the movie’s release. There is, however, that Escape from New York reboot movie trilogy that’s in the works, so revisiting the old material certainly isn’t outside the realm of possibility.

I expect more information will come to light out of Comic-Con later this week, so stay tuned. In the meantime, check out this week’s new science fiction comics below!

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Pixels Unveils Non-Adam Sandler Logo And Reveals The Games It Will Feature

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pixelsWith a movie called Pixels, the first thing even a simpleton would think about using in the promotional campaign would be, well, a pixelated look at something. And what do you know, the Chris Columbus-directed feature has unveiled its logo, and it’s made up of a bunch of pixels. I mean, if you’re looking at this on your phone or computer, it would be made out of pixels anyway, but someone actually created individual pixels for this logo. Hollywood, am I right?

I have such reservations about this movie despite loving the short film it’s based on, as well as the central premise. And it all has to do with the inclusion of Adam Sandler and Kevin James. In Pixels, James plays the President of the United States, which will soon come under attack by vengeful group of aliens. In this case, the aliens have witnessed footage of old arcade games like Space Invaders, assuming it to be news footage (or whatever the alien equivalent to news footage is) and they want to avenge their fallen allies. Oddly enough, Space Invaders will be making an appearance, even though it has its own feature on the way.

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The Walking Dead: The Game – Tragedy And Childbirth Make Episode 4 A Series Highlight

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While the Episode 4 SPOILERS are kept to a minimum, you’ll definitely want to play Episode 3 before reading.

walking dead gameIn the world of The Walking Dead, the only safety is in knowing that there is no safety. Undead walkers are around every corner and behind every door, just waiting to turn people’s faces into mulch. Yet Telltale’s The Walking Dead: The Game has consistently proven that humans are still capable of the most monstrous actions in this post-apocalyptic world, and Episode 4, Amid the Ruins, is a dark and dreary reminder of that fact. Complete with tons of gore, decision-making, and the brief potential for humane sympathy, of course.

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Game Of Thrones’ Gwendoline Christie May Be Officer Material In Star Wars: Episode VII

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BrienneEpisode VII rumors have been flying fast and furious in the days leading up to Comic-Con, with Badass Digest tossing out a ton of huge rumors revolving the plot and characters of J.J. Abrams’ upcoming Star Wars sequel. Now they’re at it again, this time offering up a new rumor and some speculation about who Game of Thrones actress Gwendoline Christie will be playing. If you’re trying to remain as unspoiled as possible, well, what are you still reading this for?

SPOILERS AHOY!

So, you remember Princess Leia’s crack about Luke being a little short for a stormtrooper? Well, apparently the Empire likes their COs tall as well, because now Badass Digest is claiming that the 6’3 Christie will be playing an antagonist in Episode VII, specifically one who’s pursuing John Boyega’s character, more specifically an Imperial officer of some sort. See, the recent round of rumors began with BD’s claim that the action in Ep VII would kick off with Boyega and Daisy Ridley’s characters coming across a severed hand clutching a lightsaber — a discovery that puts them on a path to meet Han Solo and Chewie, and eventually to take part in a search for Luke, who has been missing for most of the 30 years since Return of the Jedi.

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Patrick Wilson And Liv Tyler Deliver R-Rated Laughs In Spoofy Space Station 76 Trailer

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A good comedy trailer will often make me laugh at least once, but it takes a rare jewel of a preview to provoke a guttural “Shit yeah!” while slapping whatever happens to be nearby. (In this case, a brush against my desk.) Spitting in the face of traditional Hollywood comedies is the spoofish Space Station 76, the feature directorial debut from seasoned comedy actor Jack Plotnick. These are the coolest daddios and daddiettes in space, cat.

With an intentional B-movie approach, Space Station 76 looks like it comes from the same school of genre send-ups as Black Dynamite and Wet Hot American Summer, with the laughs coming not from overcooked scenarios but with lo-fi gags and offbeat performances. Patrick Wilson stars as Captain Glenn, the mustached head honcho on the Omega 76, a space station just hanging around in 1970s outer space. He and his crew are taken aback when a new assistant captain arrives…

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Syfy’s Bounty-Hunters-In-Space Series Killjoys Casts Its Three Leads

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Aaron AshmoreSyfy is getting back into producing original genre content in a big way coming up. We’ve been hearing story details, casting announcement and other news, and even getting our first glimpses of some footage from a few the nine new shows the network is developing. One of the new projects we haven’t heard too much about is their deep space mercenary drama Killjoys, but there has been some movement on that front, as they have now added a trio of actors to the cast.

TV Line reports that Killjoys has cast a face that will be familiar to Syfy viewers, adding Warehouse 13 alum Aaron Ashmore. They’ve also signed up Luke Macfarlane (Brothers & Sisters) and British actress Hannah John-Kaman (The Hour). Basically, the core cast is made up almost entirely of pretty young folks running around outer space.