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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!


Comic-Con 2014: 14 Things To Do And See On Wednesday & Thursday

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WedThursComic-Con 2014 is only a week away. Thousands of fans and professionals will descend on San Diego and bury it in a thick coating of nerd several feet deep. There’s really nothing else like it, but the more years pass, the more overwhelming the Con becomes. There’s so much going on, it’s a monumental task just to figure out which of the countless panels and events you want to try and see. Well, we’re here to make your life just a little bit easier. Over the next couple of days, we’ll run down all the panels that should be at the top of your to-do list. Today we’ll start off with the events for Wednesday — “Preview Night” — and Thursday.

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Comic(s) Relief: Guardians’ Star-Lord And Rocket Raccoon Getting Solo Adventures

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SLFeatMarvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy is still one of our most anticipated flicks of the summer, but if the wait until its August 1 release date seems unbearable, two of the Guardians are getting new ongoing comic series beginning next month. First up, writer Sam Humphries (The Ultimates, X-Force) and artist Paco Media (Deadpool) will be getting Peter “Star-Lord” Quill into cosmic trouble on a monthly basis in The Legendary Star-Lord, which launches July 2. They’re calling it a “Space Western,” so I’m guessing this might be right up your alley if you’re a fan of Firefly or Farscape.

Here’s how Humphries describes the series:

‘This book is going to be Peter’s adventures untethered from the Guardians, where he gets to play a little more fast and loose in the cosmic playground,’ Humphries said. ‘He likes to fight. He likes to flirt. He flies by the seat of his pants. This book is almost more like a Space Western. It’s about heists and cons, bounty hunters, revenge and all that good stuff … These are the high flying adventures of a space cowboy.’

You can check out three pages of interior art in the gallery below, as well as a ton of variant covers by folks such as Skottie Young, Sara Pichelli, Dave Marquez and Ryan Stegman. Then hit the link to the next page to read about Rocket Raccoon’s series!

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Star Trek Fanatic Creates The Coolest Basement Theater Ever

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star trek basementThere are people in this world who are such big fans of TV shows and movies that they want to fill their everyday lives with products tying into their favorites. And some of those people are lucky enough to be able to actually afford such luxuries. (Okay, so it probably has more to do with hard work than luck, but my jealousy is working just as hard.) Canadian social worker Line Rainville is one such Star Trek fan, avid enough after 42 years to turn her entire basement into an amazing recreation of several locations aboard the U.S.S. Enterprise. I’d say it was priceless, but it cost around $30,000. So for me, it’s almost the same.


Eight Things We (Sorta) Hope Are Blocking The World’s Biggest Subterranean Drill

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BerthaThe Earth is truly a wonderful place, with many natural mysteries that tend to be more interesting than the plethora of faux mysteries concocted to bilk people’s belief systems and pocketbooks. We know that Area 51 is just an unofficial name for a U.S. air base, that the Bermuda Triangle isn’t responsible for supernatural disappearances, and that there are no gateways to Hell anywhere on the planet. But they’re all still interesting to consider, and the latest WTF occurrence involves a giant something-or-other known only as “The Object”, which is lying at least 50 feet beneath the surface of Seattle, Washington. It’s blocking the tunneling drill, “Bertha,” from continuing the underground highway its been making way for. We reportedly won’t know what The Object is until after the first of the year, so we thought it would be a great time to start a few conspiracy theories of our own as to what could be down there.

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Darth Vader Hates The Google+ YouTube Merger

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This week Google changed the settings on YouTube, one of their most popular services, to improve the platforms’ comments section. For years, YouTube’s comments have been notorious for a large array of sexist, homophobic, and downright mean spirited and juvenile comments. To make the service a cleaner, more constructive platform, the Internet giant made it mandatory for all users to comment with a Google+ account, effectively merging the unpopular Google+ with the extremely popular YouTube. The thought behind the change is that, forced to us their real names instead of hiding behind anonymous avatars, people will think twice about leaving nasty comments.

Needless to say, users were vocally upset about the changes, but in true Internet fashion, a few expressed their displeasure creatively, making YouTube memes to get their points across. User The Amazing Atheist created a NSFW video highlighting how various movies might react to Google’s new policy. Short, funny, and to the point, this showcases some of the best (and a few obscure) genre movies to illustrate the community’s frustrations.