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Darksiders III – Keepers of the Void Launch Trailer

Vienna, Austria and Austin, Texas, July 16th, 2019 – It is known that Vulgrim fulfills his profession as The Demon Merchant very well: He has a promising repertory of various items of dubious and mysterious origin if you can deliver him enough souls on exchange. This time, the rewards are tremendous and so is the price! Fight an ancient threat and deploy your Hollow skills to solve puzzles and defeat enemies for new weapons as well as one legendary reward: The Abyssal Armor. Darksiders III – Keepers of the Void is out now for PC, PlayStation® 4 computer entertainment system and the Xbox One for an SRP of $ 12.99 | £ 10.99 | € 12.99!


National Geographic Joins the D23 Expo for 2019

WASHINGTON, D.C. (July 15, 2019) – National Geographic joins Disney’s D23 Expo show floor for the first time, delivering unique experiences that inspire curiosity and exploration for fans of all ages. From free solo climbing to the top of El Capitan to exploring the “why” behind the “wow” behind our gray matter, National Geographic will immerse fans in adventure, ignite their curiosities about the world, and surprise them with stories unlike any they’ve seen before, harnessing the spirit of the iconic yellow border.

For the first time at D23 Expo, guests will engage with National Geographic’s wildly popular series, talent, explorers, and some very special guests—cuddly four-legged friends! National Geographic will also be supporting its Disney+ originals at D23 Expo. Details on experiences, talent appearances, and special signings in the National Geographic pavilion will be made available on the D23 Expo app and include the following:

  • National Geographic is reaching new heights to accomplish the impossible. Kicking it off on Aug. 23 from 1 to 2 p.m., get inspired at a book signing with legendary rock climber Alex Honnold, featured in the Academy Award-winning film Free Solo, which documented his achievement of his lifelong dream: to climb the face of the 3,200-foot El Capitan in Yosemite National Park, without a rope.
  • Then, on Aug. 24 from 3 to 4 p.m., the doctor will see you now! His day isn’t complete unless he’s checked a cow for pregnancy or helped a goat with pneumonia. But it’s all in a day’s work for Dr. Jan Pol from Nat Geo WILD’s No. 1 series, The Incredible Dr. Pol. Hear his amazing animal stories, and cuddle up with his surprise guests—his cutest, furriest, four-legged friends!
  • Chill out on Aug. 25 from 11 a.m. to noon with Sue Aikens from multiple-Emmy-award-winning series Life Below Zero, and hear about her jaw-dropping lifestyle in the remote corners of Alaska. Get a little taste of the subzero temperatures of Alaska while she signs autographs, takes pictures, and shares her incredible tales.
  • Throughout the weekend on the show floor, National Geographic is also creating a unique fan experience—Beneath the Blue—a breathtaking underwater world that will take you on an incredible journey to explore the oceans and learn more about the impact of single-use plastic on marine life.

In addition, National Geographic will present incredible panels during D23 Expo, including WOMEN OF IMPACT: Meet the Nat Geo Explorers Changing the World on Saturday, Aug. 24, from 10 to 11 a.m. on Stage 28, featuring women on the front lines of exploration, conservation, and storytelling. They pilot submarines, get up close with lions, tigers, and bears—and even breakdance! Join submersible pilot and founder of a girls’ underwater camp Erika Bergman; multimedia storyteller and Planet or Plastic ambassador Lilly Sedaghat; and large-carnivore expert Dr. Rae Wynn-Grant to give you a behind-the-scenes glimpse at what it takes to become the next game-changing explorer!

Then, on Sunday, Aug. 25, from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. at the D23 Expo Arena, fans will get a first look at the reboot of Brain Games, National Geographic’s wildly popular series, during Power Up Your Brain With Keegan-Michael Key. Ignite your brain power and play some fun, mind-bending, interactive challenges with Brain Games host Keegan-Michael Key (Toy Story 4The Lion King) as he shows you the “why” behind the “wow.” Joining him on stage will be top-class mentalist Lior Suchard, who will no doubt deliver fans an engaging and mind-blowing experience. Explore your mind’s mad skills during this workout of your 3-pound slimy blob!

Single-day tickets for Friday and Sunday of D23 Expo 2019 are available for $89 for one-day adult admission and $69 for children ages 3-9. Gold Members of D23: The Official Disney Fan Club can purchase tickets for $79 for a one-day adult admission and $59 for children ages 3-9. Single-day Saturday tickets and three-day passes are sold out. For more information on tickets and D23 Expo 2019, visit

Star Trek Adventures Alpha Quadrant Sourcebook Release Date

July 15, London, England — “In the end, it comes down to throwing one pitch after another, and seeing what happens. With each new consequence, the game begins to take shape.” – Benjamin Sisko

Modiphius Entertainment is excited to announce the release date for the Star Trek Adventures Alpha Quadrant Sourcebook.  It will be available from the Modiphius webstore in print & pdf on July 25th 2019, and in friendly local gaming stores in August.

The Alpha Quadrant Sourcebook contains everything you need to run and play games in the Alpha Quadrant whether you want to negotiate with a Ferengi starship, play as a Caitian or explore the Badlands and Demilitarized zones on the Federations border. Moving the timeline forwards from 2371 to when the Klingon’s withdraw from the Khitomer Accords in 2372 the sourcebook also encompasses the next stage in the Star Trek Adventures living campaign.

We are all explorers driven to know what’s over the horizon, what’s beyond our own shores. The Alpha Quadrant Sourcebook provides Gamemasters and Players with a wealth of information to aid in playing or running adventures set within the Alpha Quadrant of the Star Trek universe. This 128 page full colour hardback contains:

The Alpha Quadrant Sourcebook contains:

  • Eleven new alien species players can choose from during character generation, including Aurelians, Caitians, Edosians, and Ferengi.

  • A selection of alien starships from the Cardassian Union, the Ferengi Alliance, the Breen Confederacy, and the Tholian Assembly.

  • Guidance for the Gamemaster on running missions and continuing voyages in the Alpha Quadrant, along with a selection of plot components to help plan adventures and several new Non-Player Characters to enhance encounters.

  • Details on the Federation’s presence in the Alpha Quadrant up to 2372, and details on the homeworlds of Betazed, Denobula, Tellar Prime, and Trill.

  • Material about the people, history, and culture of Bajor and the Cardassian Union, including details on Cardassia Prime and other worlds.

  • Information about the Ferengi Alliance, the Tzenkethi Coalition, the Breen Confederacy, and the Tholian Assembly.

The Star Trek Adventures supplementary rulebooks and sourcebooks require the Star Trek Adventures core rulebook in order to play.


HASBRO Reveals Massive Unicron Transformers Figure Campaign

July 15, 2019 – Ahead of San Diego Comic-Con, Hasbro revealed their largest TRANSFORMERS figure ever – The Lord of Chaos. The Planet Eater. The Chaos Bringer – UNICRON! After last year’s crowdfunding success, HASLAB is back with this exciting new creation – the first ever TRANSFORMERS HASLAB project – TRANSFORMERS: WAR FOR CYBERTRON UNICRON.

UNICRON stands alone as the most menacing figure in TRANSFORMERS lore, capable of devouring entire worlds and civilizations. He debuted in the 1986 film Transformers: The Movie and his insatiable appetite nearly brought the entire universe to its knees. But his legacy transcends both space and time.

The gigantic UNICRON would be the largest TRANSFORMERS figure ever created, taking the title from the previous record-holder, FORTRESS MAXIMUS. Artists and designers from Takara Tomy and Hasbro are working to capture the intricate details and features of the relentless Chaos Bringer to make this the most accurate UNICRON fans have ever seen.

In his immense robot mode, this version of UNICRON is over 27” tall and has more than 50 points of articulation. Includes fine pose-ability, such as movable eyes, fingers, mouth, and even teeth. He converts into a terrifying planet mode that is a stunning 30” in diameter. The planet mode features the iconic planet-eating jaws, geared to open so UNICRON can devour unassuming worlds. The planet mode also features a series of posable planetary rings. Comes with a stand for posing both planet & robot mode.

If this campaign is backed with a minimum 8,000 backers before August 31, 2019 at 11:59 PM EST, fans will be able to awaken the mighty UNICRON!

To support this campaign for TRANSFORMERS: WAR FOR CYBERTRON UNICRON head to the HASLAB tab on

TRANSFORMERS: WAR FOR CYBERTRON UNICRON (Age: 16+) is priced at $574.99 and will be available in early 2021.

Image Comics Unveils SDCC 2019 Lineup

PORTLAND, Ore. 07/12/2019 — Image Comics is pleased to return to San Diego, California this year for Comic-Con on Wednesday, July 17 through Sunday, July 21 and will be located in a new booth space—for the first time in decades—booth #1915.

Please note: updates to the schedule may appear online during the show. Please refer to for the most up-to-date information.

*Quantities will be limited by customer and per day on a first-come, first-served basis. Please ask at the Image booth about availability. 
  • SEA OF STARS #1 by Jason Aaron, Dennis Hallum & Stephen Green, $10 +tax
  • GUNNING FOR HITS hardcover by Jeff Rougvie & Moritat, $30 +tax
  • BAD WEEKEND jacketed hardcover by Ed Brubaker & Sean Phillips, jacket art by Phillips, $16.99 +tax
  • SPAWN #299 by Todd McFarlane, $10 +tax
  • SPAWN Orb T-shirt, S-3X, $25.00 +tax
  • SPAWN Parody T-shirt, S-3X, $25.00 +tax
  • SPAWN Logo Pin, SPAWN Parody Pin, SPAWN Triangle Pin, SPAWN Skull Pin, and SPAWN Orb Pin, from $10.00 – $12.00 +tax
  • The McFarlane Event Exclusive SPAWN Art Print featuring its own unique identification number and limited quantity of 250, $20.00 +tax
  • SPAWN BumBumz Vinyl Figure, packaged with an exclusive art card, in black or blue, $25.00
  •  SPAWN Logo Lanyard, $10 +tax


Image Comics: Bone-Chilling Insight into Bestselling Horror Comic Books, Thursday, July 18, 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m., Room: 23ABC
Join W. Maxwell Prince (Ice Cream Man), Pornsak Pichetshote (Infidel), Dan Watters (Coffin Bound), Jeff Lemire (Gideon Falls), Kieron Gillen (Die), and Chuck Brown (Bitter Root) as they discuss their spine-tingling craft and share the secrets to creating some of the darkest, most thrilling comic book series on the market. Moderated by Chloe Ramos-Peterson (Library Market Sales Representative at Image Comics).

Skybound Presents: In Conversation with Robert Kirkman,
Thursday, July 18, 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m., Room 6A

Comic book creator, writer, and executive producer Robert Kirkman answers questions from fans and discusses his latest projects, including The Walking Dead, Invincible, Oblivion Song, and more.

Image Comics: Masterclass Artists Share Secrets & Inspiration,
Friday, July 19, 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m., Room: 23ABC

Dustin Nugyen (Descender), Jen Bartel (Blackbird), Sanford Greene (Bitter Root), Stephen Green (Sea of Stars), Aaron Campbell (Infidel), and Mirka Andolfo(Unnatural) will share their craft insight on their breathtaking pencils, showstopping inks, and eye-popping colors—learn about sequential art from the best in the industry. Moderated by Eric Stephenson (Publisher & Chief Creative Officer at Image Comics).

What is the Best Superpower?
Friday, July 19, 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m., Room 25ABC

When creating comic book heroes, it makes sense to give them the best superpower, right? So why do we have so many superheroes with a wide array of amazing powers? Perhaps because the debate on what is the best superpower is still raging. How sure are you that you know the best power? Could you be swayed by the opinions of these Comic-Con special guests? Panelists include Alitha Martinez (Iron Man, Batgirl), Joseph M. Linsner (Vampirella), Jonathan Hickman (Fantastic 4), Steenz (Archival Quality), Todd McFarlane (Spawn), and Katy Farina (BG Paint for She Ra and the Princesses of Power), along with moderator Amy Chu.

Are Girls Turning Into Killer Cats?
Friday, July 19, 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m., Room 29AB

The creative team of the Eisner Award-nominated comic book Man-Eaters talk comics, felines, and feminist agendas. Featuring NYT bestselling writer Chelsea Cain (Man-Eaters, Mockingbird), Lia Miternique (Man-Eaters co-creator), Rachelle Rosenberg (colorist), and 14-year-old contributors Eliza Fantastic Mohan (writer), Stella Greenvoss (artist), and Emily Powell (Haiku-writer-in-residence).

Image Comics: The Inside Scoop on Comic Book Storytelling,
Saturday, July 20, 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m., Room: 7AB

Bestselling, award-winning writers David F. Walker (Bitter Root), Skottie Young(Middlewest), Joe Casey (JesusFreak), Cullen Bunn (Unearth), Ed Laroche (The Warning), Charles Soule (new project TBA), and Scott Snyder (new project TBA) give fans the inside scoop on their storytelling techniques and worldbuilding craft. Moderated by Geoff Boucher (Genre Editor at Deadline Hollywood).

Todd McFarlane: Raw & Uncensored
Saturday, July 20, 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m., Room 6DE

Todd McFarlane, Image Comics co-founder, creator of Spawn, co-creator of Venom, and McFarlane Toys CEO, talks about his 30+ years in the comics and entertainment industries. You’ll experience Todd raw and uncensored—talking toys, comics, industry advice, and more! He’ll also be talking about one of the biggest milestones in his career, Spawn #300, which will set the record for the longest-running creator-owned superhero comic ever! Bring your burning questions for a Toddfather Q&A.

Skybound Presents: Comic Books and Creators
Saturday, July 20, 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m., Room 8

Sean Mackiewicz (Gasolina, SVP and editor-in-chief at Skybound), Daniel Warren Johnson (Murder Falcon, Extremity), Brandon Thomas (Excellence), and Khary Randolph (Excellence) come together to discuss their latest published works. Moderated by Brian Huntington (Skybound’s VP of online content).

Image Comics: The Road to the Historic Spawn #300 and #301
Sunday, July 21, 1:45 p.m. – 2:45 p.m., Room: 5AB

Join Todd McFarlane (president at Image Comics, creator of Spawn) and special surprise guests from the superstar creative teams of Spawn #300 and #301! This inside look at the creation of these record-breaking issues will jumpstart the celebration as Spawn becomes the longest-running creator-owned comic book in the world! Plus, new art reveals, giveaways, and more!

SDCC Networking Event – Comics, Coffee & Conversation
Sunday, July 21, 2-4 p.m., Marriott Marquis, Santa Rosa Room

Spend the last day of Comic-Con International: San Diego with creators Danielle Colman (The Unfinished Corner), Jason Lutes (Berlin) and Brian Schirmer (Fairlady); educators including John Shableski (UDON/Manga Classics); retailer Rachel Parker (SoCal Games & Comics); comics librarians including host Moni Barrette (Chula Vista Public Library) and fellow comics enthusiasts for fandom conversations over coffee! Topics will range from how graphic novels are used in education, how diversity is spreading in the comics community, and information about the new Graphic Novels & Comics Round Table of the American Library Association.


CCEL@SDCC Panel – Reading and Raising Our Voices: From Comics to Community Organizing
Thursday, July 18, 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., San Diego Public Library: Central Library – Shiley Special Events Suite – 330 Park Blvd. San Diego, CA 92101

Hear from creators who have tapped the graphic medium to record the history and experiences of marginalized peoples, to take control of their own narratives, and to inspire a new generation of activists, as well as from librarians crafting large-scale initiatives around comics that focus on historically underrepresented communities. With Henry Barajas, Ezra Claytan Daniels, Maia Kobabe, Candice Mack, and David F. Walker. Moderated by Chloe Ramos-Peterson.

*TICKETED denotes signings that require wristbands. Wristbands will be given out at the booth as soon as the convention floor opens on a first-come, first-served basis. Tickets will be available for attendee, retailer, and professional badge-types only, unless otherwise stated. There will be a limit of 3 items per person for ticketed signings unless otherwise noted. All items presented for signing are subject to review and denial by staff. No CGC, CBCS, or other witnessing/grading.


6:30 – 7:30 p.m.

  • Ed Brubaker (Bad Weekend, Criminal) [*TICKETED]


11:00 – 11:45 a.m.

  • Jeff Rougvie, Moritat, Casey Silver (Gunning for Hits)
  • Skottie Young (Middlewest, I Hate Fairyland) [*TICKETED]

11:00 – 12:45 a.m.

  • Robert Kirkman (The Walking Dead, Invincible, Die!Die!Die!, Oblivion Song, Outcast by Kirkman & Azaceta) [*TICKETED]

12:00 – 12:45 p.m.

  • Ed Brubaker (Bad Weekend, Criminal) [*TICKETED]

1:00 – 1:45 p.m.

  • Tomm Coker (The Black Monday Murders)
  • Stephen Green (Sea of Stars)
  • Jen Bartel (Blackbird)

2:00 – 3:45 p.m.

  • Todd McFarlane (Spawn) [*TICKETED. Attendee badge holders only; 13+ age requirement, limit ONE item per person; no CGC, CBCS, or other witnessing/grading; no sketches; no photos]

4:00 – 4:45 p.m.

  • Brandon Thomas, Khary Randolph (Excellence)

5:00 – 5:45 p.m.

  • Ed Brubaker (Bad Weekend, Criminal) [*TICKETED]
  • Doug Wagner, Adam Hughes (The Ride: Burning Desire) [*TICKETED]


11:00 – 11:45 a.m.

  • Nicola Scott (Black Magick)
  • Brian Schirmer (Fairlady)
  • Sean Mackiewicz (Gasolina)

12:00 – 12:45 p.m.

  • W. Maxwell Prince (Ice Cream Man, One Week In the Library)
  • Brenden Fletcher (Isola, Motor Crush)

1:00 – 1:45 p.m.

  • Ed Brubaker (Bad Weekend, Criminal) [*TICKETED]
  • Brian Haberlin (Sonata, Marked)
  • Daniel Warren Johnson (Murder Falcon, Extremity)

2:00 – 2:45 p.m.

  • Steven Seagle (Get Naked, Camp Midnight)
  • Scott Snyder & Charles Soule (new project TBA)  [*TICKETED, limit TWO items per person]
  • Brandon Thomas, Khary Randolph (Excellence)

3:00 – 5:00 p.m.

  • Todd McFarlane (Spawn) [*TICKETED. Attendee badge holders only; 13+ age requirement, limit ONE item per person; no CGC, CBCS, or other witnessing/grading; no sketches; no photos]


10:00 – 11:45 a.m.

  • Robert Kirkman (The Walking Dead, Invincible, Die!Die!Die!, Oblivion Song, Outcast by Kirkman & Azaceta) [*TICKETED]

11:00 – 11:45 a.m.

  • Jeff Rougvie, Moritat, Casey Silver (Gunning for Hits)

12:30 – 2:30 p.m.

  • Todd McFarlane (Spawn) [*TICKETED. Attendee badge holders only; 13+ age requirement, limit ONE item per person; no CGC, CBCS, or other witnessing/grading; no sketches; no photos]

3:00 – 3:45 p.m.

  • Sanford Greene, David Walker, Chuck Brown (Bitter Root)  [*TICKETED]
  • Ed Laroche (The Warning)
  • John Layman (Outer Darkness)

4:00 – 4:45 p.m.

  • Jeff Lemire (Ascender, Gideon Falls, Royal City) [*TICKETED]
  • Tomm Coker (The Black Monday Murders)
  • Joshua Williamson (Birthright)

5:00 – 5:45 p.m.

  • Stephen Green (Sea of Stars)
  • Sean Kelley McKeever (Outpost Zero)


10:00 – 11:45 a.m.

  • Todd McFarlane (Spawn) [*TICKETED. Attendee badge holders only; 13+ age requirement, limit ONE item per person; no CGC, CBCS, or other witnessing/grading; no sketches; no photos]

12:00 – 12:45 p.m.

  • Brandon Thomas, Khary Randolph (Excellence)

1:00 – 1:45 p.m.

  • Jeff Rougvie, Moritat, Casey Silver (Gunning for Hits)
  • Wesley Chu (The Walking Dead: Typhoon)

2:00 – 2:45 p.m.

  • Doug Wagner (The Ride: Burning Desire)
  • Stephen Green (Sea of Stars)

3:00 – 3:45 p.m.

  • Kieron Gillen (Die, The Wicked + The Divine) [*TICKETED]

Jurassic World – The Ride Now Officially Open

Universal City, CA, July 12, 2019 – It’s official:  Universal Studios Hollywood’s mega attraction “Jurassic World—The Ride” opens and It Just Got Real.

Inspired by Universal Pictures and Amblin Entertainment’s JURASSIC WORLD blockbuster films, this spectacular new thrill ride features the film’s stars, Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard and BD Wong, who reprise their roles as Owen Grady, Claire Dearing and Dr. Henry Wu, and soars to new heights with the addition of iconic dinosaurs from the movie, including the colossal Indominus rex and the magnificent aquatic Mosasaurus.

“Jurassic World—The Ride” captures the essence of the blockbuster movies and comes to life in collaboration with the award-winning and inspired minds at Universal Creative, the Academy Award®-winning special-effects visionaries at Industrial Light & Magic, a division of Lucasfilm, Ltd., Universal Pictures and acclaimed filmmakers Steven Spielberg, Colin Trevorrow and Frank Marshall.

The elaborately themed all-new “Raptor Encounter” where Blue, the beloved Velociraptor from the JURASSIC WORLD movies, engages with guests in daring face-to-face encounters, along with the addition of two new dinosaurs – a Baby Raptor with her Raptor Handler and a life-size Triceratops who greet guests outside the “Jurassic World—The Ride” entrance, further enhance the entire experience. Plus, a new interactive “Dino Play” area is designed to inspire children of all ages to explore and excavate giant dinosaur fossils.

Costa Rican-inspired cuisine and flavorful Tiki cocktails served at Jurassic Café and all-new tropical Isla Nu-bar add to the dynamic guest experience while an array of souvenir collectible, limited edition and one-of-a-kind dimensional dinosaur sculptures from the Jurassic Outfitters store invite guests to savor a piece of this exciting thrill ride even after they have gone home.

With so much to see and do at Universal Studios Hollywood, the California Neighbor Pass invites guests to experience 175 days of fun for $149 when purchased online. Visit for more details. Blackout dates and restrictions apply.

More information is available at Like Universal Studios Hollywood on Facebook and follow @UniStudios on Instagram and Twitter.

Crunchyroll Announces San Diego Comic Con 2019 Lineup

July 12, 2019 – Crunchyroll, the world’s most popular anime brand, is heading to San Diego Comic-Con this year with Crunchyroll HQ, the brand’s first-ever San Diego offsite location, along with the Crunchyroll booth on the show floor, an industry panel over the weekend and a series of nightlife experiences with XLEVELENT (@xlevelent).

The Crunchyroll Booth is back this year. Fans are invited to stop by and say hello for a free, random enamel pin. All fans who show off their pin to staff at Crunchyroll HQ will be given a free Crunchyroll Hime collectible coin, as supplies last.

Crunchyroll will also hold its annual industry panel on Saturday evening to give fans a closer look at the latest and greatest news coming from the platform, including events, gaming, programming, and more!

Crunchyroll HQ will be open to the public and will include a series of interactive activations:

  • Crunchyroll Games – Attendees are invited to demo a variety of upcoming Crunchyroll Games before their launch, including “Mob Psycho 100: Psychic Battle”
  • The Bananya Pool – The fan-favorite pool of “Bananya” plush is making its San Diego debut. Fans are invited to jump in and snap a pic using #Bananya
  • Black Clover Photo Opp – Fans are invited to pose with Asta’s anti-magic sword, wearing a Black Bulls robe

Finally, for fans interested in SDCC nightlife, there are two XLEVELENT events available:

  • Ready Party One powered by Crunchyroll – Wednesday, 7/17 from 8 PM – 2 PM
  • Awesome Mixer Vol 2 powered by Crunchyroll featuring special guests Rock N Roll Hall of Fame member Darryl “DMC” McDaniels and Dan Fogler (“Harry Potter: Fantastic Beasts,” “The Walking Dead”) – Friday, 7/19 from 8 PM – 2 PM

Crunchyroll Booth – Wednesday, 7/17 – Sunday, 7/21

Crunchyroll HQ
Friday 7/19 11 AM – 4 PM
Saturday 7/20 11 AM – 5 PM
Sunday 7/21 11 AM – 3 PM

Crunchyroll Industry Panel – The Latest and Hottest in Anime & Manga Today!, Saturday, 7/21 from 8:30 PM – 9:30 PM

Crunchyroll Booth – #4014 in the San Diego convention center
Crunchyroll HQ – FLUXX Nightclub, 500 Fourth Ave, San Diego, CA 92101
Crunchyroll Industry Panel: Room: 7AB

Private Division and V1 Interactive Announce Disintegration

New York, NY – July 11, 2019 – Private Division and V1 Interactive today announced Disintegration, an upcoming sci-fi, first-person shooter that will be fully unveiled next month at gamescom 2019. Disintegration is the debut title from V1 Interactive, the independent development studio co-founded in 2014 by Marcus Lehto, former creative director at Bungie and co-creator of Halo.

“The opportunity to create not only a new game, but this entire studio has been exhilarating,” said Marcus Lehto, President and Game Director at V1 Interactive. “It is great to be able to share what this amazing team has been working on, and we can’t wait to introduce this new game that our team is building to the world next month.”

“We’re lucky enough to work with someone like Marcus, a gaming icon whose creativity has influenced an entire industry,” said Michael Worosz, Executive Vice President and Head of Private Division. “We’ve been with Marcus and the V1 Interactive team since the studio’s inception and have seen the organization grow its talent base throughout our partnership. As such, we have high confidence in Disintegration, and cannot wait to introduce it as another unique experience that further enhances the Private Division lineup.”

Disintegration will be available in calendar year 2020, during Take-Two’s fiscal year 2021 (April 1, 2020 to March 31, 2021). Disintegration is not yet rated by the ESRB. For more information, subscribe on YouTube, follow on Twitter, become a fan on Facebook, and visit

TBS Brings Snowpiercer Bug Bars to Comic Con

July 11, 2019 – In anticipation of TBS’s upcoming post-apocalyptic sci-fi thriller Snowpiercer, the network is partnering with EXO for the first and only time to distribute “Bug Bars” at Comic-Con® International via vending machines. Created by EXO, which is owned by Aspire Food Group, these one-of-a-kind protein bars are made out of cricket protein powder. Fans just enter their email address into the vending machines to receive a bar in addition to a special piece of Snowpiercer content.

WHEN: Thursday, July 18, to Sunday, July 21

WHERE: TBS’s Snowpiercer Booth 4215 in the Comic-Con® Exhibit Hall

ABOUT: In the series, the Snowpiercer train carries the remnants of humanity around the world after the earth has become a frozen wasteland. While the front of the train enjoys the luxuries of first class, the Tailies huddled in the back of the train survive on daily rations of bars, which are made out of bugs. These bars at Comic-Con® offer a taste of the story, but with a flavor one would expect from the front of the train.

*Allergy Warning: please note cricket products may trigger crustacean and shellfish allergies and contain peanuts, almonds and coconuts.

From Mohammed AshourCo-Founder and CEO, Aspire Food Group: “It’s a thrill for me, as co-founder and CEO of a company dedicated to normalizing the consumption of insects in the western world, to have this chance for so many to taste a part of the Snowpiercer story I’m such a fan of while hopefully joining the two billion people who already consider insects a normal cuisine. Our Snowpiercer cricket bars have a solid texture and ingredients like peanuts and strawberries so the taste is more familiar while you’re trying something new. I wouldn’t typically consider a custom product partnership, but the alignment of Snowpiercer with Aspire’s own path of radical technology solutions to the real-world challenges of food insecurity and climate change made for a perfect partnership.”

Snowpiercer will also have a panel on Saturday, July 20 featuring stars Jennifer ConnellyDaveed DiggsAlison WrightMickey SumnerLenaHallSteven Ogg and executive producer and showrunner Graeme Mansonfrom 3:00 p.m. – 3:50 p.m. in the Indigo Ballroom at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront.

MARVEL Unveils San Diego Comic Con 2019 Merchandise

New York, NY—July 11, 2019— As one of the biggest pop culture events of the year approaches, Marvel is thrilled to reveal its one-of-a-kind official exclusive merchandise available only at San Diego Comic Con 2019!

From the moment the doors open, make sure to stop by the Marvel booth (#2329) and show your love for the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Marvel Comics, and more with an exclusive line of t-shirts, spirit jerseys, and more, available in a variety of sizes for every kind of Marvel fan!

Back by popular demand, the Marvel booth will also be offering all-new enamel pin sets by Eisner Award-winning artist Skottie Young, featuring iconic characters from the Avengers, X-Men, Spider-Verse, and Guardians of the Galaxy! Want more of your favorite Marvel Super Heroes? Look for the blind pack pin sets to collect two randomly selected character pins, and display your collection with an exclusive lanyard accompanied with an exclusive Thanos pin. Special incentive pins will also be available in limited quantities for those that are eligible.

And what would SDCC be without exclusive Marvel comics? Don’t miss out on an exclusive BLACK CAT #1 SDCC 2019 BLANK MARVEL ART BOARD VARIANT (limited quantities available) or an exclusive selection of individually numbered, bagged & boarded variant comics, including:

  • MILES MORALES: SPIDER-MAN #8 YOUNG VARIANT (including a Spider-Man Noir pin!)

Marvel Unlimited Plus members and Marvel Mastercard cardholders will also have a chance to get an exclusive, ultra-rare variant cover of IMMORTAL HULK #21 for FREE!* Drawn by artist Todd Nauck, the cover features an epic showdown between Hulk and Thanos -– rendered in the inimitable style of Cosbaby by Hot Toys!

For more information about this official exclusive merchandise, visit

* In order to redeem the comic, fans must come to the Marvel booth and present their Marvel Mastercard (if they are a Marvel Mastercard cardholder) OR Marvel Unlimited+ membership card or order confirmation (if they are a Marvel Unlimited+ member). One comic per member or cardholder, comics are available while supplies last.