COMIC BOOK COVER REMIXES

How do you get from this…

to THIS?

The answer is simple: you head down to The Covered Blog and check out a ton of remixed, reinterpreted comic book covers from every era! Some old covers have been given a modern styling and some of the newer ones get the retro treatment (see this great rendering of Milk and Cheese). It’s a great blog with amazing contributors and well worth the visit!

TOMORROW: COMIC NEWS INSIDER LIVE in NYC

Looking for something to do in NYC? Want to geek out among your peers? Want to meet and greet some exceptionally cool people in the industry? Then look no further than the 300th Episode recording of the hugely popular podcast, COMIC NEWS INSIDER, inviting a live audience to join in the fun!

Here’s the info from Jimmy Aquino’s podcast page:

As you know, my podcast, COMIC NEWS INSIDER, is recording our 300th episode in front of a live audience on Tuesday, October 19th. Info below:

What: Live recording of COMIC NEWS INSIDER Episode 300
When: Tuesday, October 19th.
Time: 6pm-9pm (We’ll start recording around 7pm).
Where: Latitude Bar & Grill (783 8th Ave b/w 47th & 48th). 3rd Floor.

And I know you’ve been wondering who some of the special guests will be. Here they are:

Kate Beaton: Her online webcomic, Hark, A Vagrant is pure historical hilarity. She’s extremely talented, intelligent and quite engaging. You’ll love her!

Kevin Maguire: Massively talented artist who has been drawing superheroes for years. He’s best known for his great run on Justice League of America back in the 80’s.

Veronica Taylor: She was the voice of “Ash” in the ridiculously popular animated series, Pokemon. Her voice over credits are extensive and include roles in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Yu-Gi-Oh! and Slayers.

Michael Emerson: Recently seen in his Emmy winning role of “Benjamin Linus” in the hit series Lost. He’s an old friend and is stopping by for a quick cameo to say hi at our anniversary recording! (p.s. Stalkers, don’t bother coming. If you act crazy, I will have you removed!)

Lots of friends in the comic book biz will be in attendance and maybe we’ll call them up on mic. You may even see the likes of Frank Miller, John Cassaday and others! Come on by for a rockin’ good time!

Wizard World: The Toronto Comic Con

Wizard World Toronto goes down later this month, March 26th, 27th and 28th and it’s bringing a ton of amazing guests with it.

From the world of comics, it welcomes Gail Simone (Wonder Woman, Deadpool), Cameron Stewart (Catwoman, Batman and Robin), Adi Granov (Spider-Man, Iron Man), Ty Templeton (She-Hulk) and many more. But as most conventions do nowadays, they’re also welcoming a ton of guests from movies and television. Notable named include Doug Jones (Hellboy I & II, Pan’s Labyrinth, Fantastic Four), Gena Lee Nolin (Baywatch, Sheena), Kandyse McClure (BSG), Ernie Hudson (Ghostbusters), Gil Gerard (Buck Rogers) and dozens of other personalities from everything from the WWE to the Amazing Race to America’s Next Top Model.

There are also going to be gaming pavilions (Warhammer fans, take note!), special signings from the stars and some very cool panels. To name a few: Q&A with World War Z author Max Brooks, I Saw You On TV (featuring reality TV stars), a screening of The Wild Hunt, a KICK ASS panel (That’s the movie, not an adjective) and a Battlestar Galactica Q&A.

Naturally, we at CmdStore.com will be there with a ton of figures, statues, playsets and other items on sale so if you’re headed down there, be sure to check us out!

The Con takes place at Toronto’s Direct Energy Centre, which you can learn more about here.

If you’re nowhere near Toronto, never fear! Check out the Wizard World Blog to hear more about the many conventions they run across the continent–you might just get lucky!