Comic Preview: Port of Earth, Vol. 1 TP

Story: Zack Kaplan
Art / Cover: Andrea Mutti
Color Art: Vladimir Popov
Letter Art: Troy Peteri

Imagine if aliens came to Earth not in war or peace, but with a business deal: open up a spaceport here on Earth in exchange for advanced technology. But when our alien visitors break Port restrictions and wreak havoc in our cities, it falls to the newly formed Earth Security Agents to hunt down and safely deport the dangerous rogue aliens back to the Port of Earth. A gritty sci-fi action thriller from new comic book writer ZACK KAPLAN (ECLIPSE) and ANDREA MUTTI (Rebels, Star Wars, Batman Eternal, Prometheus). Collects PORT OF EARTH #1-4

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SVCC – Wristband Mailing Deadline is Sunday

April 6 – 8, 2018
San Jose Convention Center
SVComicCon.com

PREVIOUSLY ANNOUNCED GUESTS

Ian McDiarmid

Star Wars Episodes 1-3

Adam Savage

MythBusters, Tested.com

Sean Astin

Lord of the Rings, Stranger Things, The Goonies

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Use the Force – SVCC 2018

The Force is Strong with the Silicon Valley Comic Con line up. We are thrilled to be joined by so many iconic STAR WARS actors, including our newest addition – Mads Mikkelson.

 

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Ian McDiarmid
Supreme Chancellor Palpatine/Darth Sidious
Episodes 1-3
Daniel Logan
Boba Fett
Episode 2 &STAR WARS: The Clone Wars
Ray Park
Darth Maul
Episode 1

 

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Comic Preview: Port of Earth # 4

Story: Zack Kaplan
Art / Cover: Andrea Mutti
Color Art: Vladimir Popov
Letter Art: Troy Peteri

Earth Security Agents Rice and McIntyre must return a dangerous alien safely to Port, but while Rice would rather take a safe and careful approach, McIntyre is determined to use lethal force if necessary. Despite being divided, they grab their big alien guns and confront the alien in climactic fashion, all as journalist Julia Campbell presses ESA head Tom Rutgers about the frightening future of the Port of Earth.

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This Announcement is SAVAGE – SVCC 2018

April 6 – 8, 2018
San Jose Convention Center
SVComicCon.com

The one and only Adam Savage is joining us, are you?

Buy Passes Now

Check out the latest guests to join us at SVCC 2018!
Best known for MythBusters and TESTED

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Comic Preview: Port of Earth # 3

Story: Zack Kaplan
Art / Cover: Andrea Mutti
Colorist: Vladimir Popov
Letterer: Troy Peteri

A deadly alien has broken travel restrictions and killed an innocent person on the California coast. While ESA Agent Rice is committed to following protocols and peacefully deporting our dangerous visitor back to Port, his partner McIntyre is determined to use lethal force regardless of the situation. Will these two agents be able to overcome their differences, avoid a galactic incident, and safely return the alien to the Port of Earth?

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Comic Preview: Port of Earth # 2

Story: Zack Kaplan
Art / Cover: Andrea Mutti

Aliens have come to Earth with a business deal: a spaceport on our planet. Now Earth’s Security Agents are hunting down a dangerous rogue alien who’s broken loose on the California coast, but one agent’s personal feelings about Earth’s deal with the aliens may push him to defy protocols and threaten the mission.

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Comic Preview: PORT OF EARTH #1

Story: Zack Kaplan
Art / Cover: Andrea Mutti
Published: November 8, 2017

Imagine if aliens came to Earth not in war or peace, but with a business deal: open up a spaceport here on Earth in exchange for advanced technology. But when our alien visitors break Port restrictions and wreak havoc in our cities, it falls to the newly formed Earth Security Agents to hunt down and safely deport the dangerous rogue aliens back to the Port of Earth. A gritty sci-fi action thriller from new comic book writer ZACK KAPLAN (ECLIPSE) and ANDREA MUTTI (Rebels, Star Wars, Batman Eternal, Prometheus).

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Top 3 Star Wars Celebration Reveals!

Star Wars Celebration happened just over the past weekend and after having a few days to absorb all of the amazing announcements they made, here are our top 3! [Read more…]

Star Wars AT-AT Bookcase

starwarsbookcaseThis bookcase is made for kids, but I think any Star Wars fan will want to use it in a display setting.  This looks like something you might find at Pier 1 Imports or IKEA, but no, it’s from Pottery Barn Kids.  This Star Wars AT-AT Bookcase is made from wood and hand painted.  There’s storage for books and other knit knacks.

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Frankie’s Garage: The Nissan Rogue One X-Wing SUV

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Photo: Invision for Nissan

Like the Hot Wheels X-Wing Carship, at the Rogue One: A Star Wars Story red carpet event, Nissan also had their Rogue SUV outfitted to look like a X-Wing fighter.  The Nissan Rogue SUV was painted to look like the iconic X-Wing with jet engines and laser blasters fitted onto the sides of the car.  And to top it off, an R2 Droid sat on top.

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Frankie’s Garage: Hot Wheels X-Wing Carship

hotwheelsxwingcarshipHot Wheels is well known for some of their crazy and wacky car designs.  With the life-size build of the Star Wars X-Wing Carship, Hot Wheels also announced the 1/64 scale diecast model for their toy lineup.

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LEGO Star Wars Battle Carousel

battlecarousellegoThis is not your ordinary LEGO Creator Carousel 10196.  This custom LEGO carousel uses a bunch of Star Wars Microfigure sets.  Looks cool!

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Custom LEGO Star Wars Battlefront Diorama

legobattleofrhenvar00A popular Star Wars campaign took place on the icy planet of Rhen Var.  Known as the Battle of Rhen Var, LEGO custom builder Markus builds an awesome recreation of the Rebel base with fighters in action and Imperial troopers on the attack.  The detailed diorama features LED lights, a command center & hangar bays with X-Wings, Y-Wings and Landspeeders.  It was a 10-month build with over 250,000 LEGO bricks and 250 minifigs.

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The Black Series: Rogue One Stormtrooper Helmet

blackseriesstormtrooperhelmetI do admit that I find the Star Wars: The Force Awakens Electronic Chewbacca Mask annoying!  The “Chewbacca mom” got her 15 minutes of viral fame and let’s move on.  This is what I really want – the Hasbro Black Series Imperial Stormtrooper Electronic Voice Changer Helmet.  This helmet is aim for adult fans that don’t want to “cosplay.”  The adult size helmet has sound effects and electronic voice changer so you can talk like a Stormtrooper.

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Hasbro Rogue One: AT-ACT Walker

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One of the most popular Star Wars toys was the AT-AT Walker and in the upcoming Rogue One film, a variant version of the AT-AT is introduced, the Imperial AT-ACT.  While the AT-AT is a heavy offensive weapon and troop carrier, the AT-ACT carries heavy materials and weapons.

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Stormtrooper Piece of Art

stormtrooperporcelain001HK toy maker known for making detailed collectible action figures makes a collectible work of art – the Star Wars – Stormtrooper – Porcelain Pattern Version.  Hot Toys redefines the classic Stormtrooper look with a Chinese porcelain floral pattern on this 1/6th scale figure.

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Bandai Star Wars Plastic Model Kits

bandaistarwarsplasticmodelJapanese toy company Bandai is known for their awesome Gundam snap-it plastic model kits.  Now they introduce Star Wars Plastic Model kits.  Bandai is using new technologies and toy manufacturing process to produce highly detailed snap-on Star Wars plastic model kits.

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Drink: Stormtrooper Decanter & Shot Glass

stormtrooperdecanter01Adult Star Wars fanatics who like to drink alcohol will enjoy these two items from The Fowndry – The Original Stormtrooper Decanter and The Original Stormtrooper Shot Glass.

The Original Stormtrooper Decanter design is based on Andrew Ainsworth’s original 1976 helmet mold.  The decanter holds 750ml alcohol and is made from flint glass.

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Crafting the Playskool Heroes Millennium Falcon

galaticheroesfalcon4One of my favorite playset/vehicles is the Star Wars Millennium Falcon.  I have memories of looking at the Kenner Millennium Falcon in toy catalogues and watching the TV ads.  Disney BOXED takes a look at designing and crafting the Playskool Heroes Star Wars Jedi Force Millennium Falcon Playset.  This is the Toys”R”Us exclusive version featuring 4 figures: Han Solo, Chewbacca, C3-PO and R2-D2.

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Cinema Alchemist, A Memoir – Roger Christian

cinemaalcoverImagine yourself in 1970s Hollywood and you’re on set meeting a nobody director at the time George Lucas, who is wearing a white shirt, blue jeans and sneakers.  He talks to you about this secret script named Star Wars.  What would do?  This was before so-called “Hollywood blockbusters”, before movie franchises, before green screens, and before SFX studios like ILM.  Roger Christian accepted the gig and of course, the rest is history.  Cinema Alchemist, Designing Star Wars & Alien is a memoir by Oscar-winning Roger Christian.

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Make Coffee with Star Wars Droid R2-D2

r2d2coffemaker2Are you looking for a nerdy fun way to make coffee in the morning.  Check this officially licensed Star Wars product exclusively on sale at ThinkGeek, the Star Wars R2-D2 Coffee Press.

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Black Series Sergeant Jyn Erso

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Since I’m on a budget and storage space issue these days, I am very picky on what figures I get.  The Rogue One toys are now hitting the toy shelves at retailers and this Black Series Sergeant Jyn Erso is on my list.  The 6″ action figure has lots of neat details and pose-ability.

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Fan Contest with Star Wars Rogue One Toys

starwarsgoroguecoverIn a new effort to PR the new Rogue One film and push out the toys, Lucasfilms and Tongal have teamed up with fans to create a series cool stop-motion shorts using Rogue One toys from Hasbro, The LEGO Group, FUNKO, JAKKS Pacific, Mattel and the Disney Store.

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Poe Dameron X-Wing Prop Replica Helmet

starwarsstudioeditioncoverEarly this year, Disney announced a new line of official authentic film replicas of props from the Star Wars franchise – the Star Wars Collectibles:  Ultimate Studio Edition.  This ain’t know Burger King-style run and gun operation, these are made to order (takes around 16 weeks) with custom display pedestals and packed into wooden crates.  Different helmets, lightsabers and weapons are available to order.  These props are for the high-end Star Wars fan collector and likely used for display purposes.  Expect premium prices.

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