Saturday, 15 October 2011

Xasperate! I'll be back in 2 weeks...

If you guys have been wondering why the heck there haven't been any new posts lately, let me explain... Tuesday evening (i.e. Oct 11) my computer's hard disk crashed...Luckily I haven't lost any data thanks to my trusty computer guy & a friend BUT I'll have to wait another 15 days cos that's how long it takes for the HD replacement to arrive when in warranty. So it'll be a while before I get my computer back & continue blogging out here again... :'( I had awesomely LARGE Dragon*Con cosplay post lined up (that I was almost done with) AND alongside this I was also getting another cosplay post ready (this one was of the Fan Expo Canada). Sadly these will only see the light of day after 2 friggin weeks! Before you ask- I'm doing this post from my cellphone, but I find editing Blogger posts on the mobile rather iffy...If I do manage, then great! Otherwise I'd request you guys to check out my other posts (or geek over the Avengers trailer?) to kill the wait... :) Bottomline is don't worry, the blog IS still very much on- just after a fortnight...

Thursday, 6 October 2011

Xcursus: X-happenings at the NYCC 2011!

Remember all the SDCC 2011 coverage I provided y'all?? Well the New York Comic Con 2011 is almost upon us & you guessed it- you'll get all the X-dope on the NYCC '11 out here too!
This year the NYCC takes place from October 13–16. Started in 2006, the NYCC celebrates all things related to comics, graphic novels, movies, TV, video games & toys. In 2010 the NYCC incorporated the New York Anime Festival, thus including anime & manga into the mix as well. It's always been held at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, NYC. The center offers an exhibit space of over 675,000 square feet which accommodated about 96,000 attendees last year! The following are the X-Men-related events that are gonna take place at the NYCC '11:

October 14
Marvel: Ultimate Comics Universe Reborn
Marvel has rebooted their Ultimate Comics Universe & Ultimate X-Men's Nick Spencer , Senior Editor Mark Paniccia & Marvel Editor In Chief Axel Alonso will fill you in on what's coming next!

Marvel Television Presents: Anime on G4
At the SDCC '11, this panel gave us coverage on the Iron Man & Wolverine Anime shows. So expect Head of Marvel TV, Jeph Loeb to dish out info on the X-Men & Blade Animes. Casting news for Blade is gonna be out! I do hope they announce the rest of the X-Men Anime cast!

October 15
Marvel Interactive: Marvel Video Games
Learn more about the X-Men Destiny, Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3, Marvel Universe MMO, Marvel Pinball, Super Hero Squad Online, Super Hero Squad: Comic Combat & Super Hero Squad: The Infinity Gauntlet games than you did at the SDCC. Plus more on the future of other Marvel games via trailers, surprise reveals & a Q&A with the game creators.

Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3 Panel
UMVC3 releases in a month's time from now! Join producer Riota Niitsuma, Marvel's Manager of Licensed Games, artist Chris Baker & Capcom's Francis Mao, Miguel Corty & Seth Killian to get the latest updates on what you've heard before & a behind-the-scenes peek.

Marvel Television Presents
This panel announced the development of more motion comics for the Joss Whedon runs on Astonishing X-Men at the SDCC. Let's hope there' more on that this time around. Jeph Loeb will give a sneak peek of the Ultimate Spider-Man show along with other animated shows (most probably including Earth's Mightiest Heroes: The Avengers S2).

Marvel: Cup O’ Joe
Expect something BIG from Marvel's trademark Q&A panel with Chief Creative Officer Joe Quesada! BleedingCool reports that all retailers across the US have received a postcard from Marvel signed by Editor In Chief Axel Alonso. (< see left).

Hasbro: Marvel Action Figures
Hasbro showed of these toys in the SDCC. Let's see what they have in store this time.

October 16
Disney/Marvel Kids Panel
Join writer Rich Thomas (The Uncanny X-Men: An Origin Story) & artists Val Semeiks (The Courageous Captain America: An Origin Story, The Incredible Hulk: An Origin Story) & Craig Rousseau (The Invincible Iron Man: An Origin Story) as they take a behind-the-scenes look at the Origin Storybooks & Picture books, with Disney’s Director of School & Library Marketing, Dina Sherman, & special guests Ruwan Jayatilleke, Marvel's Senior VP, Michael Siglain, Disney Publishing Worldwide's Senior Editor & Nachie Castro, DPW's Editor. Check out the first 3 pages from The Uncanny X-Men: An Origin Story below (via Amazon)!

Marvel: X-Men Regenesis
Writers Jason Aaron (Wolverine & The X-Men), Kieron Gillen (Uncanny X-Men), Peter David (X-Factor), Greg Pak (Astonishing X-Men), Editor Jeanine Schaefer and Editor in Chief Axel Alonso provide more news on the fate of the X-Men after the Great Divide that was Schism!
^ The split of the X-Men into Wolverine's Gold & Cyclops' Blue Teams respectively in Regenesis.

Unlike with SDCC 2011, these panels have been announced on the NYCC website so it may be subject to change via Marvel. Of course there are other Marvel panels besides the ones mentioned above, the most notable being the MARVEL STUDIOS: Marvel’s The Avengers panel which will screen new Avengers movie footage! :D

Sunday, 2 October 2011

Xstatic! Just 20 days left for the X-Men Anime US release!

You read right! I had told you guys that while the Iron Man & Wolverine Anime series have already hit US TV, the X-Men anime show would air later this year with the Blade anime after that. Well it has been announced that the official date when the X-Men anime will appear in English on G4 will be on...

OCTOBER 21! That's less than 3 weeks away from now! I admit the news was released much earlier in September but I was waiting on some more info I could dish out to you guys on the series instead of a post that gave just the airing date. Apparently the voice cast will boast of some pretty familiar names to us X-fans...

Actress & voice actor Gwendoline Yeo (Wolverine and the X-Men's Domino) has finally announced on her Facebook page that she'll be part of the X-Men Anime show! And she also gave another interesting scoop...

Renowned voice actor Steve Blum is once again voicing his trademark character Wolverine! If you're wondering why Milo Ventimiglia who voiced Wolvie in the Wolverine Anime isn't returning for this show it's because as I said before, the Wolverine in the X-Men Anime is a different (read: older) version of him...And yeah I know that there have been rumors about Milo Ventimiglia reprising his role as Wolverine in the X-Men Anime too but well, we've got it from the horse's mouth here that it's gonna be Steve Blum...
Steve Blum has voiced Wolverine in the Wolverine and the X-Men, The Super Hero Squad Show, Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes TV shows, X-Men Legends, X-Men Legends II: Rise of Apocalypse, Spider-Man: Web of Shadows, Marvel: Ultimate Alliance, Marvel: Ultimate Alliance 2 the upcoming Marvel vs. Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds & Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3 video games AND in the Hulk Vs Wolverine animated movie! Phew! The guy is certainly doing something right if he's got the job SO MANY times lol!

Gwendoline Yeo voices Dr. Yui Sasaki. No, not a pre-existing character in the X-universe but her character is supposedly a mix of Dr. Moira MacTaggert & other X-characters...

Friday Night Light's Scott Porter comes back for a voicing gig after lending his vocals to Adrian Luca in the X-Men Destiny game! This time he's voicing none other than Cyclops (who happens to be the lead in this show).

No news yet on who's voicing Storm, Beast, Emma Frost & Armor, the other main players in the show...Watch out for updates on this as I get the news...For now enjoy it's opening theme video! This is the Japanese version, but the music seems pretty awesome!

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