What’s Happening At San Diego Comic Con 2014

The PCM team has invaded San Diego Comic Con 2014! This years convention, judging from preview night alone, appears to be bigger and better than ever. We stopped by the panel for Image Comics and the spent the entire evening navigating our way around the exhibition floor.

We stopped at booths and installations for FOX, Walking Dead, Bates Motel, Funko, LEGO, Legendary, WB and many many more. Now we just have to figure out how we are getting all this swag back on the plane! 

Just sitting outside the convention center the people watching is pure entertainment itself. There is truly never a dull moment! The line for the infamous Hall H programming was already insane with hundreds of attendees gearing up to camp all night to see their favorite panels of the day tomorrow.

Tomorrow we look forward to an incredibly busy day with panels from Paramount Pictures, TNT’s new series Legends and The Last Ship, Sharknado 2: The Second One, Hannibal, Penny Dreadful, Community, The Giver and many many more!

Stay tuned for our interviews with the cast and crew from Legends, The Last Ship, Hannibal,Sharknado 2 : The Second One, best-selling author Vivek Tiwary and exclusive coverage from the red carpet of the mtvU Fandom Awards!

It is true pop culture madness at it’s finest here at SDCC 2014 and so far we are loving every moment!

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Looks Like Justin Bieber Might Be the New Face of Calvin Klein Underwear

(PCM) Bad boy Justin Bieber has been making headlines lately for various delinquent behavior, from egging houses to throwing rowdy rooftop parties, but that doesn’t stop the hustle.

Various celebrity gossip sites and pop culture pundits have been speculating that Justin Bieber will be the new face of Calvin Klein underwear.

Few people have been shocked by this considering Bieber has been posting selfies of himself in the fashionable underwear on his instagram for some time now.

It was rumored back in April that the Biebs would appear in a Calvin Klein underwear campaign with Kendall Jenner when Hollywoodlife.com reported that the duo were shooting the campaign in New York together.

It’s no secret that Calvin Klein doesn’t shy away from stars with a troubled reputation; the label shot a campaign in 1992 with Kate Moss and then bad boy Mark Wahlberg for the underwear.

No official statements or announcements have been made yet, but Calvin Klein reps have denied any claims saying that it is against company policy to comment on rumors.

All of this buzz is right in time for Justin Bieber as the singer recently released Justin Bieber Collector’s Edition, the pop star’s fourth fragrance.

 

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Mark Ruffalo Lost His Wallet and Twitter Helped Him Find It

MarkRuffalo(PCM) The 21st Century has proven to truly be the age of connectivity with one in four people engaging in social media globally, and Mark Ruffalo can thank his lucky stars that the twitter user who found his wallet in the back of a Chicago cab fit that statistic and also happened to be a Good Samaritan.

Mark Ruffalo was in the “Windy City” over the weekend serving as Grand Marshall at Chicago Speedway for Saturday’s NASCAR race when he apparently left his wallet in the cab.

Twitter user @Tredezuet must have slipped into the cab not too long after the actor, well known for his roles in such films as The Avengers as the Hulk and Shutter Island, and was courteous enough to reach out to Ruffalo through Twitter, alerting him that he was in possession of his wallet.

Mark Ruffalo retweeted @Treduzuet and thanked him for his kindness, remarking “Another point for the decency in people.”

Mark Ruffalo is currently filming Avengers: Age of Ultron and is gearing up to film Now You See Me 2, reprising his role as FBI Agent Dylan Rhodes.

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Forever Young Skye Bartusiak Dies at Age 21

(PCM) Actress Skye Bartusiak was about direct her first feature film at only 21 years of age. Sadly the young actress died in her Texas apartment behind her parents home of natural causes.

Skye McCole Bartusiak

Skye McCole Bartusiak

 

The exact cause is yet to be determined but according to her mother she had recently been suffering from epileptic episodes which may have caused her to choke to death.

Skye was found by her boyfriend sitting up in bed. He alerted Skye’s mother. She in turn performed CPR until paramedics arrived. They worked in vain for 45 minutes. Skye apparently died in her sleep.

Skye Bartusiak as Susan Martin in the Patriot (2000)

Skye Bartusiak as Susan Martin in the Patriot (2000)

Skye’s career started as a child actress without suffering the pitfalls other childhood actors stumbled upon. Skye’s first film was The Cider House Rules in 1999, however her most notable role was in the 2000 feature film, The Patriot. She played the part of lead actor Mel Gibson’s daughter Susan Martin.

 

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Are Politically Correct Comics Ruining Comic Books?

(PCM) Is Political Correctness Being Forced on Comic Book Readers? Around the Internet many media sites are praising Marvel comics for knowing what readers want, asserting that readers are smart enough to accept a female Thor or a Black Captain America.

Sam Wilson a Black Captain America

Sam Wilson a Black Captain America

The point that Marvel is making these changes isn’t very exciting to established comic book readers. Marvel editors don’t see these moves as daring or needed. They certainly are not in response to any readers demanding characters be female or black. They see them as no more than another marketing stunt by a publication to cash in on some hype.

Should there be more female superheros? Should there be more racially diverse superheroes etc…? That’s not the subject of this article. What you should be aware of is that politically correct superheroes are no more than a considered angle to sell comics.

The fact you are reading this article may mean you don’t even read comic books. Comic book readers already know the answer to this question because they understand the real agenda of Marvel in making politically correct changes to characters.

Be sure to understand this clear. If a Female Thor sells comics, Marvel will blow with the politically correct wind and claim this was their plan all along. The same goes for a Black Captain America. The editorial staff at Marvel are not geniuses. They are business men that want to sell paper. They are throwing an idea against the wall and hoping it sticks. The latest hip trend are politically correct comics.

Yet in this hyper politically correct society which has evolved over the last 20 years, there is no doubt ideas like maiming an character or killing a character are not as newsworthy as current top three. They are:

Changing a character’s race
Changing a character’s sex
Changing a characters’s sexuality

Do you think this is cheap or do you think this is great storytelling? Should you be considered smart if you accept these changes to an established character or should you be insulted?

What’s interesting is that Marvel is killing off one of the top franchise characters late in the summer of 2014. That character is Wolverine. He won’t stay dead of course. It’s a story telling device in comics that has not yet be used on this character. It’s a fair bet that those issues of Wolverine will sell more comics than both Thor and Captain America combined.

 

Will the Death of Wolverine sell more than Thor and Captain America because Marvel made Thor a female and Captain America black? The fair guess is no, and the reason is much simpler than the misguided media will speculate. The answer is easy, Wolverine has a larger established base of readers which will continue to read Wolverine. Thor and Captain America will have their usual readers as well. The status quo will not change.

To this the only lesson to learn is that you should not read mainstream media for opinions on comic books.

Thor the Woman

Thor

Those reporters don’t even read comic books and almost always have a social bias and social agenda to push. If you want to read some informed articles on comic book superheroes stick to comic book sites or of course read PCM, and look for articles by Lars Hindsley who reports on the subject of comic books from an informed position.

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