Wednesday, November 25, 2015


And suddenly, we're at Thanksgiving!

This year has flown by, which means all that we have left is shopping, Star Wars, a Doctor Who Christmas special and then goodbye 2015 and hello 2016.

But first, Thanksgiving, then Black Friday and Cyber Monday!

Our friends at SuperHeroStuff have got some major promotions that are so good, you might want to buy yourself a little something or two along with those on your holiday gift list.

On Black Friday, they're launching a special limited edition HeroBox.  Their HeroBoxes usually  jam packed with a shirt & bonus items you won’t find anywhere else and are centered around a particular theme (and there are usually two different price tiers available).  I can't begin to imagine what they're doing to top their regular boxes with this new, themed HeroBox.

Also there are over 1000+ items on sale from 20-30% off.  Any order over $75 includes a free T-shirt!  Plus they are offering 13% off order $35 or more (use the code TURKEY13).

Savings will continue on Cyber Monday, but there will be even more items marked down.  Also on Cyber Monday SuperHeroStuff will launch daily Doorbuster Flash Sales, where there will be promotions in limited quantities at 25% off!

Don't believe me? Check in out HERE!


For whatever reasons, call it fate, call it luck, call it karma, I believe things happen for a reason.  I believe that we were destined to love Ghostbusters.  From the long tradition of horror comedies (including two personal favorites, Bob Hope in The Ghost Chasers and Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein), Dan Aykroyd and Harold Ramis wrote, not only a perfect comedy, but a film that will forever be considered a masterpiece in the eyes of generations of viewers.

The movie is one of the most quotable of all time.  And what makes it even better is that every character has quotable lines.  How many movies can claim that?  The new book, Ghostbusters: The Ultimate Visual History, is a love letter to the film (though there's a fair amount of coverage to all parts of the franchise) and shouldn't be missed by any fan of the series. And like many other of Insight Editions beautiful books, there's plenty of ephemera stuffed within including a Ghostbusters business card, Star Magazine cover "Ghostbusters Save Mayor", Gozer temple plans and a Stay-Puft Marshmallows sticker.

Here's the publisher's take on the book:

The official franchise legacy book, Ghostbusters: The Ultimate Visual History looks back at three decades of ghostbusting fun. Covering the production of the first two films in extensive detail, this deluxe book includes rare behind-the-scenes images and in-depth commentary from cast and crew, including director Ivan Reitman and stars Dan Aykroyd, Ernie Hudson, and Sigourney Weaver.

In the introduction, Reitman reflects back on the beginnings of the franchise, a time that he calls “the happiest creative experience of my life.” He writes, “I’m often asked if I had any idea that Ghostbusters would turn into the record-breaking financial success and worldwide cultural phenomenon that it became. I often answer by recalling the moment that I first witnessed Bill, Dan, Harold, and Ernie fully outfitted in ghostbusters gear, walking casually down Madison Avenue just as I was lining up the first shot of the movie. There was something remarkably iconic about the way they looked together on that street. It sent a shiver up my spine, and I instantly felt that something special was about to happen.”

The book also explores the entire Ghostbusters universe, including comics, toys, video games, and the animated shows The Real Ghostbusters and Extreme Ghostbusters. Filled with removable items, as well as never-before-seen photographs and concept art from the Sony Pictures Entertainment, Inc. archives, Ghostbusters: The Ultimate Visual History mixes an in-depth narrative with stunning visuals to deliver the last word on one of the most popular franchises of all time.

After the jump check out some excerpts from the book and find out how you can win one of the two copies that we're giving away courtesy of our friends at Insight Editions.

MEET THE PATELS Starring Ravi V. Patel Comes Home on January 26, 2016!

Alchemy is thrilled to announce the home entertainment release of the real life romantic comedy, MEET THE PATELS, directed by Geeta V. Patel and Ravi V. Patel. The charming documentary stars family members, Ravi V. Patel (TV’s “Grandfathered”), Champa V. Patel, Vasant K. Patel and Geeta V. Patel. MEET THE PATELS has a running time of 88 minutes, is rated PG and will be available on DVD and Early EST on January 26, 2016.

MEET THE PATELS is a laugh-out-loud real life romantic comedy about Ravi Patel, an almost-30-year-old Indian-American who enters a love triangle between the woman of his dreams...and his parents. This hilarious and heartwarming film reveals how love is a family affair.


Besides the announcement that The Force Awakens has been officially rated PG-13, there was really nothing else of note in terms of news this week besides some more 30 second TV spots that NEED TO STOP!

Come on Disney, I know you’re trying to make that paper, but please leave something to the imagination.

This week we’ll take a deep dive into the first two issues of the comic book crossover event Vader Down.

I also happen to get my hands on the inaugural offering in the latest line of Funko’s exclusive subscription box, Star Wars Smuggler's Bounty.

Let’s walk that Rancor and put the Ewoks to bed because it’s time to go to light speed and take another journey on the Road to Episode VII.

Kickstarter Korner! Chatting With Dan Parent About DIE KITTY DIE!

You all know Dan Parent and Fernando Ruiz even if you think you don't! Dan and Fernando have been taking care of the Archie Comics characters for years now and this Kickstarter Korner is dedicated to their latest creator owned project, Die Kitty Die!

By the time you read this on Wednesday, they've reached their goal, but that doesn't mean you can't contribute. On the contrary, the model for this Kickstarter is that the rewards get better as the stretch grows.

Dan took the time to talk to us today about this very exciting new universe of characters and the world of Kitty Ravencraft, comic book hero and real life witch who is being hunted down by her greedy comic book publisher in Die Kitty Die!


Review by Lily Fierro
Written and illustrated by Jeremy Sorese
Published by Nobrow Press
Released on November 17, 2015
ISBN-10: 191062005X /  ISBN-13: 978-1910620052
Price: $19.95

When you open up Curveball, you cannot in any right mind deny Jeremy Sorese’s impeccable visual style, one so exquisite and palpable that you wish his futuristic, science fiction city and his sea actually existed.  In fact, the artwork was so bold and outstanding that I let out a bit of a gasp when I opened up the first page and demanded my husband to look at it before I continued to read further.

Sadly, I wish I could offer the same praise for the narrative of the novel.  Underneath the robots, the space scooters, and the sparks (catastrophic bursts of energy that attempt to restore energy homeostasis in the Curveball world) lies a basic love story of longing and pining, one as emotionally complex as any of Jane Austen’s tales of repressed and then reconciled love in the Victorian era.

Though Avery, the protagonist, is a genderqueer individual, she lacks any personality elements beyond their longing for Christophe who is away at sea, making them as forgettable of a character as any in a romantic novel/sitcom/film where the lead protagonist becomes consumed by his/her/their love for someone who does not feel the same in return.

Gobble Up These Netflix Turkeys...

It's the holiday weekend, and you're stuck at home, possibly after traveling over the river and through the woods with the assistance of Google Maps.

While most of your family is passed out in a food coma around the living room, what better time could there be to binge on some Netflix.

You could catch up on the new season of Hemlock Grove or twist the minds of your younger cousins with Sense 8, or of course there's Jennifer Jones getting all the buzz this week.

OR you could truly go down a dark hole with these turkeys that I've hand picked for you.

These are some seriously bad titles, but watching them is more guilty pleasure fun than that gelatinous can-shaped cranberry sauce.