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Tickets Now On Sale for First Seven Wizard World Comic Cons in 2015
by BWW News Desk - Sep 02, 2014

Wizard World, Inc. (OTCBB:WIZD) today announced that VIP, three-day and single day admissions are now available for its first seven Comic Con events on the 2015 schedule, through the year's first quarter. (more...)

Chris Pratt Pays Visit to LA Children's Hospital Dressed as 'GUARDIANS' Character
by Movies News Desk - Aug 21, 2014

Chris Pratt not only plays a hero in the hit film GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY, he apparently is one in real life as well. (more...)

DOCTOR WHO's Karen Gillan & More Headline Wizard World Austin Comic Con This October
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2014

Morena Baccarin ("Homeland," "Stargate SG-1"), Karen Gillan ("Doctor Who," Guardians of the Galaxy), Evan Peters (X-Men: Days of Future Past, American Horror Story), WWE Phenom The Undertaker and Katie Cassidy ("Arrow," "Gossip Girl") are among the celebrities scheduled to attend Wizard World Austin Comic Co (more...)

Marvel Comics & Wizard World Reveal 'Death of Wolverine #1' Cover by John Tyler Christopher for Richmond Comic Con
by BWW News Desk - Aug 09, 2014

Marvel Comics and Wizard World, Inc. (OTCBB: WIZD) today revealed the latest edition of its 2014 series of exclusive variant covers of the best Marvel titles with the unveiling of Death of Wolverine #1, drawn by noted artist John Tyler Christopher. VIP attendees at the inaugural Wizard World Richmond Comic Con, September 12-14 at the Greater Richmond Convention Center, will receive a free copy of the limited-edition book at registration. Christopher, who also drew the Amazing Spider-Man #1 variant cover for Atlanta Comic Con in May, is scheduled to be on site at the event to sign copies of Death of Wolverine #1 (autograph fees may apply). Leading professional comic grader CGC will also be on hand to accept books for grading and Signature Series. The exclusive version of Death of Wolverine #1 will be limited to 3,000 copies and provided free at registration to all Wizard World Richmond Comic Con VIP attendees, including any celebrity VIP packages. Carpenter's work follows the first nine entries in the Wizard World variant cover series: Miracleman #1 and Miracleman #2, both drawn by Eisner Award Hall of Famer Neal Adams for Portland Comic Con (Jan. 24-26) and New Orleans Comic Con (Feb. 7-9), respectively; Wolverine #1, illustrated by noted cover artist Greg Horn, for Sacramento Comic Con (March 7-9); Daredevil #1 by Michael Golden for Louisville Comic Con (March 28-30); Wolverine & The X-Men #1 by David Mack for St. Louis Comic Con (April 4-6); Hulk #1 by Mike Grell for Minneapolis Comic Con (May 2-4); Christopher's Amazing Spider-Man #1 for Atlanta Comic Con (May 30 - June 1), Amazing Spider-Man #1.2 by J.G. Jones for Philadelphia Comic Con (June 19-22) and 100th Anniversary X-Men Special #1 by Jorge Molina for San Antonio Comic Con (Aug. 1-3). Alvaro Martinez has completed a cover of Guardians of the Galaxy #17 for Chicago Comic Con (Aug. 21-24). 'John Tyler Christopher has proven time and time again why he's one of the best cover artists working today,' says Marvel SVP Sales & Marketing David Gabriel. 'He knows how to make a cover that really jumps out at you and we couldn't be happier with the design he's turned in for this exclusive cover for Richmond Comic Con.' Christopher is an illustrator from Seattle, Wash., currently based out of Atlanta. A member of Studio Revolver, his work has appeared on the covers of Witchblade, as a designer for Star Wars Miniatures, and in the pages of Dungeon & Dragons, a variety of White Wolf publications & Mutants and Masterminds. 'Wolverine' is one of the classic Marvel characters, always well represented at Wizard World shows, and John Tyler Christopher has done another excellent job in the latest version of this popular series,' says John Macaluso, Wizard World CEO. The beginning of the end is now here...The Death Of Wolverine! Three Months To Die, the loss of Wolverine's healing factor - all led to this, the single most important X-Men event of the decade. Logan has spent over a century being the best there is at what he does...but even the best fade away eventually. Over the years, Logan has been a warrior, a hero, a renegade, a samurai, a teacher-and so much more. But now, the greatest X-Men hero will play a role he's never played before in this special weekly event brought to you by industry superstars Charles Soule and Steve McNiven. Steven Yeun, Sarah Wayne Callies, Michael Rooker and Jon Bernthal of 'The Walking Dead,' Adam West and Burt Ward of 'Batman', Manu Bennett (The Hobbit, 'Arrow'), Dave Bautista (a.k.a. WWE Superstar Batista, also starring in the summer blockbuster Guardians of the Galaxy), WWE Hall of Famer Ricky 'The Dragon' Steamboat and James Marsters ('Buffy The Vampire Slayer,' 'Torchwood') are among the celebrities scheduled to attend Wizard World Richmond Comic Con. It is the 11th of 16 events scheduled in the 2014 series produced by Wizard World, Inc. and will also feature a top-drawer collection of well-known comics artists and writers and a variety of activities, exhibitors and special attractions. In addition to Christopher, superstar comics creators scheduled to attend include Eisner Award Hall of Famer Neal Adams ('Batman,' 'X-Men'), Ethan Van Sciver ('Green Lantern,' 'Flash'), Kevin Eastman (Co-Creator, 'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles'), Joe Caramanga ('Iron Man & The Armor Wars,' 'Marvel Universe Ultimate Spider-Man'), Kevin Maguire ('Justice League,' 'Batman Confidential'), Golden ('Hulk,' 'Star Wars'), Arthur Suydam ('Marvel Zombies,' 'Army of Darkness') and Horn ('Guardians of the Galaxy,' 'The Avengers'). For more on the 2014 Wizard Richmond Comic Con, go to http://www.wizd.me/RichmondPR. About Wizard World: Wizard World, Inc. (OTCBB: WIZD) produces Comic Cons and pop culture conventions across North America that celebrate graphic novels, comic books, cosplay, movies, TV shows, gaming, technology, toys and social networking. The events often feature celebrities from movies and TV, artists and writers, and events such as premieres, gaming tournaments, panels, and costume contests. About Marvel Entertainment, LLC Marvel Entertainment, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company, is one of the world's most prominent character-based entertainment companies, built on a proven library of more than 8,000 characters featured in a variety of media over seventy years. Marvel utilizes its character franchises in entertainment, licensing and publishing. For more information, visit marvel.com. The full event schedule can be found at www.wizardworld.com. (more...)

VIDEO: GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY Costumes Showcased in New Featurette
by Movies News Desk - Aug 08, 2014

Disney and Marvel have released the latest featurette for GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY - this one showcasing the ragtag team's costumes. Check it out below! (more...)

Marvel's GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY Awesome Mix Vol. 1 Soundtrack Debuts in Top 5 of Billboard 200
by BWW News Desk - Aug 06, 2014

Hollywood Records and Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy Awesome Mix Vol. 1 soundtrack debuted at No. 3 on The Billboard 200 album chart, scanning 60,000 units, according to Nielsen SoundScan. (more...)

VIDEO: Learn about the Milano with Chris Pratt in New GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY Featurette
by Movies News Desk - Aug 05, 2014

Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy just released a new featurette - click below to go behind the scenes and learn about the Milano from star Chris Pratt! (more...)

VIDEO: 'GUARDIANS' Chris Pratt Raps Eminem's 'Forgot About Dre' on Live Radio!
by Movies News Desk - Aug 05, 2014

During the appearance, the actor treated listeners to an impromptu rap of Eminem's verse from 'Forgot About Dre'. (more...)

GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY Soars to Top of Weekend Box Office with $94 Million!
by Movies News Desk - Aug 04, 2014

Rentrak Corporation (RENT), the leader in precisely measuring movies and TV everywhere, today announced the worldwide weekend box office estimates for the weekend of August 3, 2014 as compiled by the company's Box Office Essentials and International Box Office Essentials theatrical measurement services. (more...)

Marvel's GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY May Reach $100 Million Mark in Its First Weekend!
by Movies News Desk - Aug 02, 2014

The opening day of Marvel's GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY appears to have far exceeded even Disney's estimates. (more...)

Review Roundup - Marvel's Epic Space Adventure GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY
by Movies News Desk - Aug 01, 2014

Marvel Studios Guardians of the Galaxy from director James Gunn hits theaters today, August 1st. Let's see what the critics have to say! (more...)

GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY & THE AVENGERS 'Likely' to Team Up in Future Marvel Movies
by Movies News Desk - Jul 31, 2014

According to GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY director James Gunn, The Avengers could soon be teaming up with Marvel's newest cinematic team. (more...)

VIDEO: Chris Pratt Wants to Make GUARDIANS Character a Role Model for Kids
by TV News Desk - Jul 31, 2014

Chris Pratt stopped by this week's GOOD MORNING AMERICA and shared that he would like to turn his 'Guardians of the Galaxy' character into a positive role model for kids. Check out the interview below! (more...)

VIDEO: GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY Star Vin Diesel Covers Sam Smith's 'Stay With Me'
by Movies News Desk - Jul 31, 2014

GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY star Vin Diesel stopped by for an interview with Capital FM to promote his new film and gave the audience a surprise performance of Sam Smith's hit single, 'Stay With Me' (more...)

VIDEO: YouTuber Recreates GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY Trailer in Lego Form
by Movies News Desk - Jul 30, 2014

Below, check out a new piece created by Marvel and Lego fan, YouTube star Forrest Whaley, who brings GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY to Lego-life! (more...)

by TV News Desk - Jul 30, 2014

Vin Diesel stopped by GMA to talk about lending his voice to Groot and working with Bradley Cooper in the upcoming film GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY. Check out the appearance below! (more...)

Marvel Unveils Action Packed GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY Product Collection
by Movies News Desk - Jul 29, 2014

Marvel Entertainment in conjunction with Disney Consumer Products (DCP) unveils an action-packed product collection to celebrate Marvel's epic space adventure, Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy (more...)

GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY 2 Announced for 2017
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2014

As previously announced by BroadwayWorld, Guardians of the Galaxy may not hit theaters until August 1, but that hasn't stopped Marvel from planning a sequel. At the San Diego Comic-Con yesterday, Eric Vespe tweeted a confirmation of Marvel's plans and even included the scheduled release date. (more...)

James Gunn to Helm GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY Sequel
by Movies News Desk - Jul 25, 2014

The Wrap writes that Marvel is moving ahead with a sequel to GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY, which is set to hit theaters on August 1. James Gunn will write and direct part two, perhaps with help of first GUARDIANS co-scribe Nicole Perlman, who broke the news today at Comic-Con. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look - Zaldana, Pratt & More at GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY London Premiere
by Movies News Desk - Jul 25, 2014

Below, check out Images from last night's premiere of Marvel's GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY in London. (more...)

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