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Exploring NY Comic Con 2017: Day Three (Part 3)

Alright my friends – We are cooking with gas here in the Metal Command HQ and serving up the third chapter from the Day Three explorations of the 2017 NY Comic Con. Since we are so deep into the mix now I will not say much more but suggest that if you are among our new followers that you click on THIS LINK to open everything related to this convention on a new page. It’s easy enough to start enjoying from the beginning so get on that while we continue along. You can catch up at your own pace. There’s a little bit of everything in this chapter with Artist Alley, The Block, The Main Hall, The Trench…..Whew. Let’s get down to business.

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Scenes From “Free Comic Book Day” 2017

Today is the “Free Comic Book Day” for 2017 and there are a whole lot of awesome titles to secure for absolutely nothing. I hit my neighborhood shop Galaxy Comics in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn a short time ago and rushed back to showcase images of what is out there and that you should still be able to find providing you act fast. Here we go.

As we go through the stuff that I observed at today’s FCBD, I figured I would speak up on a few of them as the visuals go by but I will admit that I didn’t know every single title that was available today. This wouldn’t be a problem with the two offerings by Marvel and their “Guardians” title and the “Secret Empire” one. Each of these has a second story for fans to enjoy. Never a bad thing.

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Not only is the excitement rising for “GOTG” since their film opened yesterday but also for “Wonder Woman” whose feature comes early next month.  This Valiant Comics offering gives two tales which appears to be a common thread on this years FCBD

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Marvel Entertainment and Archie Comics Announce Collaboration w “MARVEL COMICS DIGEST”

The Press Release:
All-new Marvel digest collections increases exposure of Marvel’s favorite Super Heroes with new digest format within large chain retailers and in comic shop markets nationwide

Marvel Entertainment and Archie Comics, two of the leading pop culture and entertainment brands in the world, announced plans to create and distribute a new MARVEL COMICS DIGEST for “big box retailers,” newsstand, and comic shops, packaged and distributed by Archie. The digest format, long the specialty of Archie, will spotlight some of the best-loved Marvel Comics tales for new and young readers in a captivating way that will create new direct comic book market customers.

Archie Comics will publish six Marvel digests a year, with four hitting in 2017. The collections will feature various eras and stories including many of Marvel’s most recognizable heroes, with the Amazing Spider-Man and the Avengers hitting first. MARVEL COMICS DIGEST: Starring The Amazing Spider-Man, hits in June. Future MARVEL COMICS DIGEST will feature Iron Man, Hulk, Thor, Black Widow, Spider-Man, Wolverine, and the X-Men!

“The Marvel brand, for decades, has been cultivating a popularity that has recently exploded worldwide,” said David Gabriel, SVP Sales & Marketing, Marvel Entertainment. “Working closely with Archie, Marvel is beyond excited to continue its reach and exposure level as we offer our retailer partners, local comic shops and large chain retailers, a new, fun, and easily digestible way to dive into the Marvel Comics Universe and produce life-long fans.”
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Out Now: “Archie Meets Ramones” by Archie Comics

The scuttlebutt about this particular comic team-up was discussed on many of the geek websites a few months ago but I decided to wait until I held a copy of this in my hands to give you my impression of it, and its also now on the stands for immediate purchase. Ladies and Gentlemen I give you “Archie Meets Ramones”!!!! Check out the cover art and the overall premise from the Archie Comics website below.

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“Hey! Ho! Let’s go! America’s favorite teens cross paths with the original NYC punks in this extra-sized one-shot spectacular that is not to be missed!

When the Archies tank at the Riverdale High Battle of the Bands, a magical twist of fate sends them hurtling into the past—and face-to-face with none other than the Ramones! Can the legendary punks get the Archies to realize their own rock ‘n’ roll potential and find their way home? Probably not—but it’ll be a blitzkrieg bop of a journey, as the two bands bounce from 53rd and 3rd to Rockaway Beach in this must-read crossover from the writers of the best-selling Archie Meets KISS and We Can Never Go Home Volume 1 with jaw-droppingly beautiful art from Gisele Lagace (“Occupy Riverdale”)!”

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Exploring NY Comic Con 2015; Day 2 – Part 1

Hello my friends and wonderful readers. I am back with my expansive explorations of the 2015 NY Comic Con which was held this past weekend over at the Javits Center. I’m up to Day Two of the fun after putting up four chapters from Day One. Yes you read that correctly – four posts for one single day and we do that to keep the images to about “50” with each post. This lets the tagging remain controllable and the means for Cosplayers to find themselves a little more easily. Since this is Part 1 from Day Two I have no idea how many I might run but here we go with our first image which is a visual of the Hammerstein Ballroom entrance. This year the Super Week events have multiplied and the space at Javits was just not enough for all the panels so many of them were taking place here at the massive venue. If you have read our concert reports from here you know already just how big it is and now it was time to overrun the place with geek stuff – not that there is anything wrong with that.

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According to some of the people on this tremendous line, this was for an “Adventure Time” panel. I’ve not yet seen this show but often see numerous cosplayers dressed up as the characters and that makes me think its something I need to see on Netflix. Were you one of the people on this line for the panel? Let me know in the comments section about how it was.

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