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eBook Deal: ‘New Moon’ (The Twilight Saga, Book 2) For $2.99

Posted: 13 Dec 2012 05:28 AM PST

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The Kindle eBook deal of the day over at Amazon today is New Moon - The Twilight Saga, Book 2 - by Stephenie Meyer for only $2.99 (that's 63% off the list price of $7.99).

Note – this deal is valid only for today, Thursday, December 13, 2012, until 11:59pm PST.

If you'd like to purchase a physical copy of New Moon, the book is also available in trade paperback for $8.69, trade paperback movie tie-in edition for $7.55, while the paperback is $7.99 and is part of Amazon's 4-for-3 promotion, where you can purchase four select items for the price of three (see the Special Offers and Product Promotions section of the product page) [...]

Must Watch: First Trailer For Guillermo Del Toro’s ‘Pacific Rim’

Posted: 12 Dec 2012 06:22 PM PST

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The first trailer for Guillermo del Toro's highly anticipated blockbuster, Pacific Rim, has finally been released online.

The movie features massive human-piloted robots trying to take out equally massive monsters who are causing immense damage wherever they go. It stars Charlie Hunnam, Idris Elba, Rinko Kikuchi, Charlie Day, and Ron Perlman, and hits theaters on July 13, 2013.

Watch the first trailer for Pacific Rim below now! [...]

Comic Review: To Hell You Ride #1

Posted: 12 Dec 2012 04:49 PM PST

To Hell You Ride #1

To Hell You Ride #1
Written by Lance Henriksen and Joseph Maddrey
Art by Tom Mandrake
Colors by Cris Peter with Mat Lopes
Letters by Nate Piekos of Blambot
Dark Horse Comics
Release Date: December 12, 2012
Cover Price: $3.99

To Hell You Ride (the title is a play on words inspired by the comic's Telluride Colorado locale) combines the debut comic writing talent of actor Lance Henriksen (best known for his role as Bishop from Aliens and for acting in nearly every genre film in the last 40 years) and Joseph Maddrey (Nightmares in Red, White and Blue: The Evolution of the American Horror Film), with art by Tom Mandrake (The Spectre, oodles of Batman). Those names are certainly enough to sell comics on their own merits. However, it is their deft synthesis of Native American folk tales with horror and western genres that allows Dark Horse's new series to read less like standard comic fare, and more like a well-paced film that stays with you long after the credits stop rolling.

With a byline like "White Man's Guilt" and a plot that involves white settlers in the 1880s interrupting a tribal sacrifice ritual that unleashes a supernatural curse that affects the denizens of the Colorado mountain town up to the present day, one might assume this is a book about race. However, that's hardly a fraction of the point. Without any specific agenda, this comic is already asking more questions than providing answers and thus providing space for an epic journey to unfold. With statements like "The world falls further out of balance with each new generation. The only thing that changes are out intensity of our indifference." This could be a rather heavy handed comic without the advanced cinematic timing and character development skill of its authors. Existential questions about the environment and ignoring the messages of the land and the importance of ritual are expressed within the frame of a grand adventure, with lots of supernatural elements thrown in [...]

Olly Moss’ Latest Mondo Poster For ‘The Lord of the Rings’

Posted: 12 Dec 2012 03:12 PM PST

Olly Moss Lord of the Rings Variant Poster Header

Earlier this year, when it was announced that Mondo had acquired the rights for Lord of the Rings, fans of the art house and J.R.R. Tolkien surmised that there would be a poster for released in conjunction with The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, opening in theaters this Friday. Well the wait is over, and with the film hitting theaters in less than two days, Mondo has unveiled Olly Moss' vision of The Lord of the Rings trilogy.

Check out both – yes there are two – versions of the poster below.

So how do you get this "precious" poster in your hands? Well like most of the previous Mondo releases, you have to follow Mondo on Twitter to find out when the poster goes on sale. Remember Mondo could post the poster on sale at any time [...]

Comic Review: Criminal Macabre: Final Night #1

Posted: 12 Dec 2012 12:32 PM PST

Criminal Macabre: Final Night

Criminal Macabre: Final Night #1
The 30 Days of Night Crossover
Written by Steve Niles
Art by Christopher Mitten
Cover by Justin Erickson
Dark Horse Comics
Release date: December 12, 2012
Cover price: $3.99

To say that Steve Niles has created the best of both worlds when it comes to horror and crime-pulp-noir with his two most well known properties, Criminal Macabre and 30 Days of Night, is an understatement. Any fan of horror, crime comics, or novels of the like would absolutely love these stories and the revolving cast of characters.

Criminal Macabre is about Cal McDonald, a former cop turned supernatural detective, who with the aid of his ghoul sidekick Mo'lock battle the forces of evil and get just as wasted doing so. 30 Days of Night is the story of vampires attacking a small Alaskan town named Barrow, where the sun goes down for a month and vampires are free to roam. Steve Niles has written several mini-series and novels based on the characters from both properties. 30 Days of Night was adapted as a major motion picture as well as the second story in the series, Dark Days, which was a direct-to-DVD movie. Needless to say, both titles have a lot of history behind them and this story has been building for a long time [...]

Book Review: I Saw Zombies Eating Santa Claus: A Breathers Christmas Carol

Posted: 12 Dec 2012 10:58 AM PST

I Saw Zombies Eating Santa Claus
I Saw Zombies Eating Santa Claus
Written by S.G. Browne
Gallery Books
Release Date: October 30, 2012
Hardcover | Kindle

Okay, let me preface this review of I Saw Zombies Eating Santa Claus with the statement that I'm really not a fan of zombies. *Pauses for gasps and looks of shock* I am a huge fan of that popular zombie comic and the television series upon which it is based. Maybe a few of the movies over the years have entertained me, but for the most part...nope, couldn't care less. Let the Facebook unfriending begin!

Now, having said this, I went into this book with zero expectations and not a little apprehension. I am not normally known for finding entertainment in silly stories but luckily this one surprised me from start to finish. I Saw Zombies Eating Santa Claus was a fun novel from the get go. A real eye-opener to what I might have normally passed off as not worthy of my attention. I laughed so much while reading this novella that I woke my wife up twice that night with all the noise. On top of it all, there was a really great story to be found here, wrapped up in some well laid humor and morals [...]

The GoD List: Comics For December 12, 2012

Posted: 12 Dec 2012 09:37 AM PST

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Each and every week "Donner" Henchman21 AND "Blitzen" MK2Fac3 read a lot of comics. Seriously you guys, a lot of comics. Maybe too many comics. I mean, it is possible… theoretically. Naturally, they looks forward to some more than others. I mean, who doesn't? So, let's take a look into the depths of their pull lists, grab some comics, and they'll let YOU know what the top books to look forward to are for the week of December 12, 2012. Single issues and trades, they're all here.

This Wednesday is a special day. I mean, 12/12/12 must have some kind of numerological significance or something. More than that, it's a day for new comics, which is good news for everyone. So, here are a few books to check out this week. Remember, comics make a great gift during this joyous time of year, so pick up a few to hand out or just buy a bunch for yourself. This ain't no naughty or nice list, it's the GoD List! [...]

Holiday Geek Gift Guide 2012: Video Games

Posted: 12 Dec 2012 08:08 AM PST

Holiday Geek Gift Guide: Video Games

Welcome to the Geeks of Doom Holiday Geek Gift Guide 2012: Video Games edition!

If you still haven't gotten all of your Christmas shopping done, a great quickie gift is to just go the video game route. Sure, they can be a little pricy brand new, but most geeks these days will gush with joy at thine offering. The biggest challenge is making sure they don't already have a game before getting it for someone.

If you're looking for a list of some of 2012's best video games, and video game gift options, be sure to continue on below now for plenty of titles, links to where you can get them, a little about the games, and also links to trailers and our own reviews. [...]

Marvel NOW! Will Get A Category On ‘Jeopardy!’ TV Game Show

Posted: 12 Dec 2012 07:00 AM PST

Marvel NOW!

In what has to be one of the oddest cross promotions Marvel Comics has executed, the company's new brand Marvel NOW! will be a featured category on the television quiz show Jeopardy! this Thursday.

"The Answer: Marvel NOW! on JEOPARDY!. The Question: 'How is Marvel reaching new fans and bring them into comic book stores to experience the most exciting new series of the year?'" said David Gabriel, SVP Sales, Marvel Entertainment. [...]

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