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A New Mary Poppins Has Been Cast For The Upcoming Sequel

It will be hard to follow Julie Andrews, because just like Mary Poppins, she’s “practically perfect in every way.” However, it’s time for Emily Blunt to take over. The actress will assume the role of Poppins in an upcoming sequel from Disney. Lin-Manuel Miranda will play a new character who is a street lamplighter named Jack.

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What we know of the plot is that “Adult Michael” and his children are visited by their old nanny after a personal loss. Mary Poppins is then given the task to bring joy to the Banks family once again.

Michael_BanksThe film’s title will simply be Mary Poppins Returns. It’s set to open in theaters on Dec. 25, 2018, so we have quite a bit of time before then. I’ll be interested to see if Julie Andrews weighs in on the matter…perhaps there’s room for a cameo?

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A New Mary Poppins Has Been Cast For The Upcoming Sequel

June Is An I Hate Fairyland Kind Of Month

Skottie Young is one of the most entertaining comic book creators to watch, and that’s because his style is so unique. This week brings the release of the I Hate Fairyland coloring book. It will certainly be fun to color in the lines of his wacky, twisted world.

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In two weeks we’ll finally get to see how the story continues in two weeks with I Hate Fairyland #6. 

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Now that Gert has a bit more control in Fairyland, things will definitely be different, but how? I don’t suppose she’ll be happy that her thirty year mission was suddenly stopped. There won’t be an end in sight, I’m sure.

The cover for the 7th issue shows an idea for an escape plan possibility…

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Skottie tweeted about the 8th issue the other day, which put a smile on my face, but that’s all the I Hate Fairyland news we have so far. I’m certainly looking forward to diving into issue #6.

 

June Is An I Hate Fairyland Kind Of Month

A New Life For Kimberly Hart: Three Reasons Why You Should Read Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: Pink #1

Let’s face it, the Pink Ranger rocks. It’s a great day to be alive as Kimberly Hart gets her own comic book. Written by Brenden Fletcher & Kelly Thompson, with art by Daniele Di Nicuolo, this week brings the release of Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: Pink #1. If you’re looking for a reason to pick up the first issue tomorrow, here are three…

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One: The story begins on a heartfelt note. The mission that brings Kim back to her action packed roots is her parents going missing. Fletcher and Thompson write a well-rounded script, one that gives the Pink Ranger a refreshing new life.

Two: With that comes a strong theme of independent female power! She’s confident, smart, and determined. After I read the first issue I felt inspired because of it.

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Three: There are some really great variant covers, but this one below is particularly great. Illustrated by Babs Tarr the Ranger half is covered in glitter if you pick up the physical copy.

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Be sure to pick up a copy of Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: Pink #1 tomorrow.

A New Life For Kimberly Hart: Three Reasons Why You Should Read Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: Pink #1

An Update For June’s Geek Fuel Mystery Box

Bleeding Cool reported a Pokemon takeover for June’s Geek Fuel Mystery Box last week, but it’s not entirely true. Upon receiving three more emails, I discovered that the company is trying out a very interesting way of promoting their subscription.

Instead of having a theme for their boxes, it looks like they’re throwing out a few different subjects that will be focused on. Here’s what we know so far…

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I’m not sure I can find common ground between the three, but it doesn’t matter. June’s box will be filled with the geeky goodness that we all love. Who will claim the custom designed t-shirt though?

For more information check out their website.

An Update For June’s Geek Fuel Mystery Box

Funko Releases A POP! Vinyl Suicide Squad Teaser For DC Legion Of Collectors

July’s theme for the DC Legion of Collectors box is, you guessed it, Suicide Squad. Just in time for the movie release on August 5th, the POP! Vinyl’s are getting ready…

I’m really excited about this theme. As I’ve mentioned in previous reviews of Funko powered boxes, they have really stepped up their POP! Vinyl game. Exclusive no longer means a simple outfit change. The POP!s are often in an action stance with an extra prop. I have my fingers crossed for a Harley Quinn & Joker combo pack.

You only have until July 1st to get your order in, so don’t miss out.

Funko Releases A POP! Vinyl Suicide Squad Teaser For DC Legion Of Collectors

Photos Of The Potter Family Surface With First Public Preview In One Week

Did you ever think you’d see a photo of Harry Potter as a grown adult? Well Harry Potter and the Cursed Child has granted that wish. With one week left until the first public preview, photos of the Potter family have been revealed.

Here is Harry himself…

His wife Ginny…

…and their son Albus!

What could be better than a Potter family portrait?

I’m incredibly impressed with the casting. They really do look like older versions of the original cast. J.K. Rowling has yet to comment on the photos, but she has been retweeting them.

The only bit we know about the plot is that we pick up nineteen years after the end of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. Harry works in the Ministry of Magic, and his son “struggling with the weight of a family legacy he never wanted.” Makes sense to me!

Photos Of The Potter Family Surface With First Public Preview In One Week

The Power Of The Woods: Volume 4 Out This Wednesday

I fell off The Woods wagon many issues ago, deciding to make it a series that I read with each trade paperback release. This week brings the release of the fourth volume, and according to artist Michael Dialynas, there’s a lot to look forward to…

He wrote on his blog:

“Many things have changed since the end of Year One (3rd volume)”

(Read the full post here.)

For those of you who are looking for something to binge, this comic is a great choice. In fact, that’s how I started reading it, which makes a lot of sense why I prefer to read it in trade fashion as opposed to monthly. The content is usually incredibly engaging and James Tynion IV knows how to write a script. However, one issue is usually not enough and it just feels better to read a chunk at a time.

If you haven’t read any of The Woods yet, you want to stop reading to avoid mild spoilers. Here’s what the fourth volume is all about…

“…the fourth story arc begins in the wake of the election, and the results have turned the students against their newfound allies. As Karen learns more about the Aboriginal people and their control over the power of the Woods, she must choose between her friends and her destiny.”

The Woods Vol. 4: Movie Night collects issues #13-16, and will release this Wednesday. Check out the preview below:

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The Power Of The Woods: Volume 4 Out This Wednesday

The Power Of The Woods: Volume 4 Out This Wednesday

I fell off The Woods wagon many issues ago, deciding to make it a series that I read with each trade paperback release. This week brings the release of the fourth volume, and according to artist Michael Dialynas, there’s a lot to look forward to…

He wrote on his blog:

“Many things have changed since the end of Year One (3rd volume)”

(Read the full post here.)

For those of you who are looking for something to binge, this comic is a great choice. In fact, that’s how I started reading it, which makes a lot of sense why I prefer to read it in trade fashion as opposed to monthly. The content is usually incredibly engaging and James Tynion IV knows how to write a script. However, one issue is usually not enough and it just feels better to read a chunk at a time.

If you haven’t read any of The Woods yet, you want to stop reading to avoid mild spoilers. Here’s what the fourth volume is all about…

“…the fourth story arc begins in the wake of the election, and the results have turned the students against their newfound allies. As Karen learns more about the Aboriginal people and their control over the power of the Woods, she must choose between her friends and her destiny.”

The Woods Vol. 4: Movie Night collects issues #13-16, and will release this Wednesday. Check out the preview below:

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The Power Of The Woods: Volume 4 Out This Wednesday

A Tiny Square Of A Gotham Academy: Second Semester Cover

Well, we’ll take all we can get, won’t we? Ever since the last issue of Gotham Academy, my mind has been yearning for any bit of Gotham Academy: Second Semester I can get. When I found out that Karl Kerschl would be returning as artist, I was beyond thrilled. He was the original artist on the book, and he is brilliant. Earlier today, he shared a very small preview of a cover…

Together with Brenden Fletcher and Becky Cloonan, I’m sure it will be a successful continuation of the comic. Gotham Academy brings something new to Gotham, and that’s what I like about it. A new cast of characters to draw you in, in a different setting that still retains that Gotham feel. It will be nice to see how main characters, Olive and Maps continue to grow and change. They’ve already done so much, and I can’t wait to see what else they’re capable of.

We’ll keep our eyes peeled for more…

A Tiny Square Of A Gotham Academy: Second Semester Cover

J.K. Rowling Confirms Harry Potter And The Cursed Child Will Be Sad

Remember when J.K. Rowling said the 7th Harry Potter book would be a blood bath? Well, she’s saying the same for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. The play that will premiere in London next month, will also be published in the U.S. on July 31st. The author took to Twitter to respond to a fan asking about the content of the play.

After that, people weren’t happy. I think it’s probably a sign that someone major will die during the play, or perhaps we will find out someone has died between the end of the last book and now. I’m still not over Hedwig’s death…

As expected, the fan reaction was harsh, but J.K. Rowling confidently replied…

Even though I don’t want to see a favorite character suffer, I can definitely get on board with that statement. She’s always been a fantastic writer. We’ll have to get on board with whatever she decides.

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This is definitely going to feel like a Potter filled year with the release of the the play, the play’s book, and Wild Beasts and Where to Find Them in November. Cheers to that.

J.K. Rowling Confirms Harry Potter And The Cursed Child Will Be Sad