‘Powers’ Gets Premiere Date, Release Pattern On PlayStation

Hey Poppers. I don ‘t know if you know much about this show coming to the PlayStation Network. Yeah that is right, the PlayStation Network. Everyone is getting in on the new wave of creating shows for us all to watch. I have seen a trailer for this show and it does look interesting. Some of you may have to find it flying thru the internet to get it. But hey we don’t steal, right?

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Powers, PlayStation Network’s first original live-action TV series, will debut on Tuesday, March 10. The announcement was made by Brian Michael Bendis, co-creator of the Powers comic books, on which the series is based, and executive producer of the show.

The first three episodes of the 10-episode first season will be made available March 10, followed by the release of one new episode every Tuesday. The release pattern is a blend of the streaming model of debuting a whole season at the same time and the traditional TV network schedule of premiering one episode a week. The first episode of Powers will be free for everyone at PlayStation.com/Powers, while the full season will be free to members of PlayStation Plus.

powerskeyartAlso released today was key art for the series, originally slated for December 2014.

Combining the genres of superhero fantasy, crime noir and police procedural, Powers, produced by Sony Pictures TV, is set in…

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York University’s Cosmicon: one of Canada’s earliest comics conventions

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Many thanks to Ron Kasman for sending me this article for the site (back in October no less). It has also appeared elsewhere online, primarily the Collector’s Society Message Boards. I’m running it here as is, unedited, as I asked him if I could re-publish it here as it gives a fairly accurate look at what the comics scene was like forty years ago. Heads up that Ron’s language and perspective on what transpired is a little spicy and may offend some.

A little preface: before Cosmicon, Toronto hadn’t really had much of a convention scene.

In 1968, Captain George Henderson – owner of Canada’s first comics shop, Memory Lane, had brought Stan Lee to the city for the Triple FanFair (no doubt inspired by the convention of the same name that had been taking place in Detroit around the same time – the three fandoms in the name being science…

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