Time for a quick look at a few issues that are coming out on #NewComicWednesday for November 13, 2019.

DC COMICS

Far Sector 1 Superman 17

FAR SECTOR #1
Official Description: N.K. Jemisin, the acclaimed, award-winning author of The Broken Earth and Inheritance science fiction trilogies, makes her comic book debut with bestselling Naomi artist Jamal Campbell as they thrust you into a stunning sci-fi murder mystery on the other side of the universe! For the past six months, newly chosen Green Lantern Sojourner “Jo” Mullein has been protecting the City Enduring, a massive metropolis of 20 billion people. The city has maintained peace for over 500 years by stripping its citizens of their ability to feel. As a result, violent crime is virtually unheard of, and murder is nonexistent. But that’s all about to change in this new maxiseries that gives a DC Young Animal spin to the legacy of the Green Lanterns!
Writer: N.K. Jemisin | Artist: Jamal Campbell

SUPERMAN #17
Official Description: Superman’s new Fortress of Solitude sits in the most remote corner of the Bermuda Triangle. Constructed using Kryptonian technology far beyond anything our world knows, filled with intergalactic, pan-dimensional secrets from all over the Multiverse…how could it possibly be missing?
Writer: Brian Michael Bendis | Artist: Kevin Maguire

MARVEL COMICS

Morbius 1 Squirrel Girl 50

MORBIUS #1
Official Description: MORBIUS IS THE LIVING VAMPIRE…OR IS HE MORE? ALL-NEW ONGOING SERIES! For years, Nobel Prize winning biologist Michael Morbius has been struggling to cure himself of his vampirism, and now, for the first time in years, one may be within reach! But the path to it is littered with dangers and worse!
Writer: Vita Ayala | Artist: Marcelo Ferreira

THE UNBEATABLE SQUIRREL GIRL #50
Official Description: FINAL ISSUE! This is it! After 58 issues (comics numbering is, dare we say: nuts), an OGN and a whole bunch of both eating nuts AND kicking butts, The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl reaches its 50th and final issue! When we say “The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl’s final issue” though, we mean the *comic book*, not the character. Doreen Green will be fine! She’s fine!…OR IS SHE? Because in our previous issue it really seemed like things WEREN’T fine and since it’s our last issue maybe we’re feeling that since anything COULD happen then anything SHOULD happen! There’s only one way to find out, and you’re looking at a solicit text for it! Friendship, explosions, and friendships forged during explosions: it all comes down to this!
Writer: Ryan North | Artist: Derek Charm

BOOM STUDIOS

B B Free 1 Buffy the Vampire Slayer 9

B B FREE #1
Official Description: b.b. free broadcasts her underground radio show from her remote swamp community, and she has no idea she’s actually the chosen one. It’s been over a hundred years since the Plague That Ate Greed wiped out half the population, and it’s the only world that b.b. has ever known. But when b.b. rebels against her overbearing father, she realizes that everything she believes in could be a lie. On the run from her own family, b.b. will learn the truth about the world she lives in, and about the power she never knew she had. Writer Gabby Rivera and debuting artist Royal Dunlap present an adventure for fans of Blackbird and ‘mysterious destiny’ heroic fiction like Naomi about finding your family when the whole world is against you.
Writer: Gabby Rivera | Artist: Royal Dunlap

BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER #9
Official Description: A HELLMOUTH TIE-IN! It’s up to the All-New Scooby Gang of Cordelia, Willow and Xander to save Sunnydale. There’s just one problem-the Hellmouth is spreading evil all over Sunnydale, putting everyone under its thrall. As the inhabitants of Sunnydale turn on one another, will the Scooby Gang be enough?
Writer: Jordie Bellaire | Artist: David Lopez

Lots of good stuff is coming out on Wednesday. What are you picking up?


purdah-posterLast week we shared the link to watch End Trip, a horror/thriller focused on modern social interactions, for free on Tubi TV. Today we are sticking with Tubi TV, but turning to an inspiring documentary which is also free to watch. One of my favorite things about watching movies online is the variety. There really is something for everyone.

Purdah is a documentary directed by Jeremy Guy and produced by Guy and Sushrut Jain, and executive produced by Tracy Guy.

Official Description: The inspiring story of a young Indian Muslim woman who trades her burka for dreams of playing on the Mumbai Senior Women’s Cricket Team and how the harsh realities for women in her country creates an unexpected outcome for her own family, ultimately shattering and fueling aspirations.

Click here to watch Purdah for free on Tubi TV.

After you watch Purdah for free, you can purchase it and check out these other documentaries for purchase or rent…



Posted on November 11th, 2019 by ThePit | Leave a Comment
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Will Ghostface be in Scream 5?

The original Scream is a spot on perfect movie. Notice how I didn’t say it was a perfect horror movie? I feel like that would minimize how much I love Wes Craven and Kevin Williamson’s game changing ode to slasher movies. Word broke this week that Spyglass Media Group, who picked up the Dimension library after the Weinstein scandal, was developing a project to bring Scream back to the big screen after the franchise had a lackluster 3 seasons on TV (the first 2 seasons on MTV, the final on VH1). It is unknown if the new movie with be a direct sequel, a remake, prequel, or reboot as it appears we are super early in the process. But that should not stop us from speculating!

I’m not too proud to admit that I wrote a spec Scream 4 script nearly a decade before we got Craven’s final Scream movie. After Scream 3 I was itching to get the gang back to Woodsboro, so I thought a good way to do that would be to shift the story to Martha Meeks and a new cast of young faces as more familiar character took a back seat with supporting roles. The real Scream 4 took us back to Woodsboro, which was awesome (sadly we did not get the return of Randy’s sister), but the movie was still heavily focused on the returning cast members. As much as I love Sid, Dewey, and Gail, it felt like it was time to move past them- None of the new cast got to shine as bright as they could have.

So, here are my hopes for Scream 5 (or 5cream which seems to be the Twitter favorite for the new title):

Location
Take us away from Woodsboro, but place us in a similar small town/community. Nothing jarring like Hollywood and no big cities like New York City, Chicago, etc. I want a location that calls back to the original. A sleepy small town with some dark secrets and urban legends (hey, we need potential red herrings!).

Characters
I would love to see all new characters, could be High School or College depending on what the overall story calls for. Would love to see a supporting character connect us to the past movies, could be something as simple as the return of Patrick Dempsey’s Mark Kincaid, who is brought in by the local Sheriff to consult on their Ghostface problem or maybe the above mentioned Martha Meeks as a High School teacher (or guidance counselor). I mean who wouldn’t love to see Heather Matarazzo take on a larger role in a Scream movie? Connect us to the earlier movies, but don’t overshadow all of the potential new characters.

Poke Fun at Horror Without Being a Full on Parody
Scream 3 was the kind of movie that the OG and sequel would have made fun of, and Scream 4 turned into a full on parody with its opening and hospital climax. We need the balance of a good old fashioned slasher movie that both loves and pokes fun at horror without going completely over the top. With the movie being the 5th film in the series, I’d expect jokes about how horror series get worse the longer they go on, how they replace cast members with younger “clone” actors, and how many horror movies get TV spinoffs that have nothing to do with the movies.

And finally, yes, I’d love to see Sid, Gail, and Dewey in some form- many some well placed cameos. Hell, if the kids in this movie throw a party, I’d expect them to watch the original Stab and… I’d expect this version to feature more scenes with Tori Spelling as Sid (they may have to use the Marvel de-aging trick here).

There are so many directions they can go with for Scream 5. I’m just excited that it is in the works. (…and I hope it is not a remake!)

What are your hopes for Scream 5? Post ideas in our comments!


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Check out the trailer for My Best Friend’s Famous, an independent buddy comedy from director Kevin Ignatius and co-written by Ignatius and Nick Psinakis. The movie focuses on an actor who “gets jealous when his less talented best friend lands a starring role on a hit TV show.” The movie stars Psinakis along with Mindy Sterling, Ryan O’Neal, Anne Akhila, Darryl Gudmundson, Brady Matthews, Domenique Fragale, Alexandra Case, Mick Thyer and Keith Myers. You can watch My Best Friend’s Famous for free on Tubi TV.


There are so many great places online to watch free movies. And we can add the Internet Movie Database to that list! That is right, the IMDB is not only the best place to find cast, crew, and production details, but is also now a go to spot to watch movies online. There are a bunch of great movies from across genres. Here are a couple movies, with a touch of romance, that they are currently offering to watch online:

La La Land

La La Land
Official Description: While navigating their careers in Los Angeles, a pianist and an actress fall in love while attempting to reconcile their aspirations for the future. (Source: IMDB)
Directed by Damien Chazelle
Stars: Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone, Rosemarie DeWitt, J.K. Simmons
Watch Online: La La Land

A Knights Tale

A Knight’s Tale
Official Description: After his master dies, a peasant squire, fueled by his desire for food and glory, creates a new identity for himself as a knight. (Source: IMDB)
Directed by Brian Helgeland
Stars: Heath Ledger, Shannyn Sossamon, Paul Bettany, Alan Tudyk, Mark Addy, Rufus Sewell, Laura Fraser
Watch Online: A Knight’s Tale

Can't Hardly Wait

Can’t Hardly Wait
Description: Multicharacter teenage comedy about high school graduates with different agenda of life on graduation night.  (Source: IMDB)
Directed by Harry Elfont and Deborah Kaplan
Stars: Jennifer Love Hewitt, Ethan Embry, Charlie Korsmo, Lauren Ambrose, Peter Facinelli, Seth Green
Watch Online: Can’t Hardly Wait

What movies do you prefer watching online? What are your favorite sites to stream movies from?


Tales from Other Realms

We are super excited that MHD friend, author, and wrestling expert David Creighton has a an all-new anthology book and will be hosting a virtual book launch tomorrow on Halloween!

Here are the official details about the event:
This Halloween, Trent Radio host a virtual book launch with local author, and mental health advocate, David Creighton. Hear excerpts from his new book “Tales from Other Realms” and learn more about his struggle with Bipolar Disorder. 

I’ve known about this book being in the works for a while, and even was able to read preview/early versions of the time travel centric “The Grassy Knoll”, the space based “Logic Problems”, and the DND inspired “11”. The shorts are well written and engaging. I highly recommend the book for fans of fantasy, magic, and general wonder.

Here is a rundown of the seven stories that are part of this anthology collection:

METAPHORICALLY SPEAKING
Being an Avatar of a trickster god isn’t always easy, or even fun.

ZORRO
A new take on the classic legend.

THE GRASSY KNOLL
A time traveler is the last hope of a dying future. Can he save the world, before it is annihilated?

TO KILL THE DEAD
A Paladin follows his sworn answer, a powerful necromancer, into a deadly swamp. But, the swamp’s residents are just as dangerous, and not very friendly.

JESUS CHRIST: VAMPIRE HUNTER
Fanciful, modern horror starring the bad-ass messiah himself.

LOGIC PROBLEMS
A man. A machine. A battle against time to solve an unsolvable problem. A lone astronaut, and a damaged AI, must fight not only to save their mission, but their lives. A tense. cerebral, space thriller for those who value the mind over the body.

11
A gaming session hangs on one roll of the die.

The event will begin at 3:00pm pst (6pm est and edt) on Trent Radio, which streams live online at TrentRadio.ca. I can’t wait to hear what David has to say about these new stories!


Posted on October 30th, 2019 by ThePit | Leave a Comment
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Just in time for Halloween, we have a #NewComicWednesday! A perfect time for Marvel to bring back their infamous super-zombies!

MARVEL COMICS

MARVEL ZOMBIES RESURRECTION EXCALIBUR

MARVEL ZOMBIES: RESURRECTION #1
Official Description: THE HORROR SMASH-HIT LIVES AGAIN! When Galactus’ corpse appears at the edge of Earth’s solar system, the Avengers, X-Men and Fantastic Four investigate. Too late, they discover that Galactus’ body is now the vessel of an interstellar terror, which one-by-one transforms Earth’s Mightiest Heroes into the universe’s most terrifying predators! As our heroes try to escape the superpowered, cannibalistic aberrations that were once their friends and family, will any survive? And even if they do, can they hope to protect Earth from the infestation that has already claimed half of the known universe? Don’t miss the FIRST ISSUE of this terrifying new vision of the classic Marvel tale!
Writer: Phillip Kennedy | Artist: Leonard Kirk

EXCALIBUR #1
Official Description: A NEW DAWN IS FORGED! The Otherworld is rocked by war! It is a new era for mutantkind as a new Captain Britain holds the amulet, fighting for the Kingdom of Avalon with her Excalibur at her side – Rogue, Gambit, Rictor, Jubilee…and Apocalypse.
Writer: Tini Howard | Artist: Marcus to

DC COMICS

Basketful of Heads Hellblazer #1

BASKETFUL OF HEADS #1
Official Description: The rain lashes the grassy dunes of Brody Island, and seagulls scream above the bay. A slender figure in a raincoat carries a large wicker basket, which looks like it might be full of melons… covered by a bloodstained scrap of the American flag. This is the story of June Branch, a young woman trapped with four cunning criminals who have snatched her boyfriend for deranged reasons of their own. Now she must fight for her life with the help of an impossible 8th-century Viking axe that can pass through a man”s neck in a single swipe-and leave the severed head still conscious and capable of supernatural speech. Each disembodied head has a malevolent story of its own to tell, and it isn”t long before June finds herself in a desperate struggle to hack through their lies and manipulations… racing to save the man she loves before time runs out. Plus, in the premiere chapter of the backup story ”Sea Dogs,” which sails across all the Hill House Comics titles!
Writer: Joe Hill | Artist: Leomacs

THE SANDMAN UNIVERSE PRESENTS HELLBLAZER #1
Official Description: The second year of the Sandman Universe begins with the long-awaited arrival of one of DC’s most iconic characters…John Constantine, Hellblazer! He’s cheated death and damnation more times than he can count, but never like this. Long ago, in the crucible of a magical war waged across countless futures, Constantine was murdered by an all-powerful adversary: a twisted version of Timothy Hunter, bloated with evil. But over the past year strange forces have conspired to restart Tim Hunter’s tale, and somehow-amid sorcery, insanity and secret agendas-this older, wiser, wilier shade of Constantine has been dragged back with it. Unlike young Tim, John remembers every second of a life that went very, very wrong. Now he must ask himself why he, the last person in the world to deserve a second chance, has been given one. Is John Constantine here to put Tim Hunter on the right track and avert a terrible outcome? Or is it because he’s the only person in existence with the guts to do what REALLY must be done? After all, he’s a nasty piece of work, chief…ask anybody. This oversize one-shot sets the stage, and is the perfect jumping-on point, for a new era of Sandman Universe tales beginning in November…and is the official start of the strangest chapter yet in John Constantine’s long life!
Writer: Simon Spurrier | Artist: Marcio Takara

What comics or graphic novels did you get in time for Halloween?


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