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Wizard Teams With ‘The Situation’ for a Superhero Comic and Convention Appearances


In the words of Michael Sorrentino himself, "Super hero Sitch coming soon!!" Thanks to a new deal with Wizard World Inc., "The Situation" is going to star in his own superhero comic. The deal not only taps the fist-pumping, GTL-ing, star dancing TV personality of Jersey Shore fame, but also his brothers Marc and Frank, sister Melissa and mother Linda...

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Link Ink: Lightsaber Attacks at Toys ‘R’ Us, Craig Thompson’s Upcoming Projects, 8-Bit X-Mas Tree


Crime: Police arrested a 33-year-old man after he allegedly attacked shoppers at a Portland, Ore. Toys 'R' Us with a blue lightsaber toy. The dude apparently resisted arrest and managed to deflect a taser cable before getting tackled and taken to a hospital for a mental evaluation...

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Wizard’s Gareb Shamus Launches Blog, Joins Twitter as Digital Magazine Disappears


What Wizard overlord Gareb Shamus once called "the smartest business decision" of his life seems not to have panned out, as the Wizard World digital magazine he launched earlier this year appears to have been, well, deleted...

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Link Ink: Aaron McGruder’s ‘Red Tails’ Writing, Super Socks and Batman Beyond in ‘Arkham City’


Movies: You may have known all about how George Lucas financed Red Tails, a movie out in January about WWII's Tuskegee Airmen, but did you know Boondocks creator Aaron McGruder co-wrote it? Nice.

Industry: Wizard has hired Kevin Kelly as managing editor of Wizard World's digital initiatives...

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Link Ink: New ‘Thor’ Movie Posters, The Domestic ‘Dylan Dog: Dead of Night’ Trailer and Old Spice Guy’s Action Figure


Movies: IGN's got new Thor poster/banner images showing off the film's cast in some moody lighting.

Art: Ben Morse breaks down every fallen friend/foe of Peter Parker's who appeared in Amazing Spider-Man #655 by Dan Slott and Marcos Martin...

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Wizard World Sends Out Hilarious Press Release in Comic Sans That Will Change Your Life


Here at ComicsAlliance, we try to do our best to not be the kind of news outlet that just runs press releases, but occasionally, we come across something we feel our readers need to know about.

Such is the case with a press releas that arrived in my inbox last night, courtesy of Wizard Entertainment CEO Gareb Shamus...

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‘Wizard’ and ‘ToyFare’ Magazines Canceled — R.I.P.



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ComicsAlliance has received confirmation that Wizard Magazine is to close its doors immediately after twenty years...

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Gareb Shamus Admits Wizard Cons Not Really About Comics Anymore


Wizard World Chicago took place over the weekend -- or as it is now called, "Wizard World Chicago Comic Con." Wizard founder Gareb Shamus recently affixed "Comic Con" to the names of Wizard's shows, presumably to cash in on the name and visibility of larger, more popular events like the massive San Diego Comic-Con and New York Comic-Con...

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Zen’s 20th Anniversary Will Be in Full Swing at Wizard World Chicago


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"We're pulling out all the stops," said Chad Fuller, the creative force behind Blood and War, the Wizard World Exclusive Zen comic-book that debuts at Wizard World Chicago.

Created in 1987 by Steve Stern and Dan Cote, Zen continues to have a loyal following, ranging from fans who were in their teens when they bought their first Zen comic, videogame or action figure, to their children, who are only now discovering the alien ninja


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Wizard World Philadelphia Day 1 Wrap Up


I woke up early today so that I could get an early start on the drive to Philadelphia. Then I remembered I left the power cord to my laptop at the office. And I had to stop and fill the car with gas. And I REALLY needed coffee


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