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For the first time, I will be attending C2E2 in Chicago this year, and one booth on my must-visit list is that of Dark Horse. Some news came in tonight that following the success of 2016’s Star Trek: The Next Generation Adult Coloring Book and Star Trek: The Original Series Adult Coloring Book, Dark Horse will be launching two more volumes for Star Trek fans to enjoy: Star Trek: The Original Series Adult Coloring Book—Where No Man Has Gone Before and Star Trek: The Next Generation Adult Coloring Book—Continuing Missions. Personally, I may have to get the latter, as the phrase "Darmok and Jalad at Tanagra" is now in my head once more...

"In a world run by machines, humans are an endangered species..."

In what sounds like the thematic inspiration for the latest FEAR FACTORY album, author James Patterson returns for a new novel, Humans, Bow Down - a tale of a robot uprising that doesn't end well for the flesh-and-blood crowd. Now, in collaboration with Little, Brown and Co., The Rock Father™ is helping to celebrate the new book, with an epic giveaway. One (1) lucky reader will receive a hardcover edition of Humans, Bow Down, plus a $100 Visa Gift Card that can no doubt be used to buy survival supplies that will assist with living in a world run by robots!

It's not quite spring, and already I'm writing about fall. Not a huge stretch seeing as Halloween is my favorite holiday (followed by Christmas), and while we've got a full two seasons to go until the return of autumn colors and pumpkin spice, the folks at Papercutz just sent over a look at what's lurking ahead. New Tales from the Crypt, a Scrooge McDuck x Star Wars "Great Parody," a relaunch of Gumby and new volumes of Trolls and Barbie aside, there's werewolves, ghosts, dinosaurs and even a very modern spin on some classic monsters. Check it out...

Wednesday, February 01 2017 22:07

First-Look at DC Comics' Snagglepuss!

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On March 29th, DC Comics will release their March Annuals, and in them they will be showcasing some new ideas for their expanding Hanna-Barbera comics line with 8-page samplers of the new stories. Among them are THE JETSONS by writers Jimmy Palmiotti and Amanda Conner with art by Pier Brito, TOP CAT by writer Dan DiDio with art by Phil Winslade, RUFF AND REDDY by writer/artist Howard Chaykin, and SNAGGLEPUSS by writer Mark Russell with art by Howard Porter. For the latter, the crew sent over an early preview page, so check out your first look at SNAGGLEPUSS!

Wizard World, Inc. today announced its 2017 Tour with 16 shows, beginning in New Orleans, January 6-8, 2017 and completing the year in Austin, November 17-19. See the full list below, right here on THE ROCK FATHER Magazine...

For the past few years, Halloween Comic Fest has put a spooky, seasonal spin on what comic fans experience each May during Free Comic Book Day. Halloween Comic Fest (October 29, 2016) is a fall celebration of comics that offers families a chance to enjoy fun activities at their local comic shop, with a full assortment of free comics available, along with costume contests, artist appearances and more. This year's lineup boasts 19 full-sized comics, along with 13 mini-comics. Among the books available this year are titles from DC and MARVEL, along with numerous indies, spanning series' such as DC SUPER HERO GIRLS, THE NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS, Star Wars' DARTH VADER, MIRACULOUS: TALES OF LADYBUG & CAT NOIR, GRUMPY CAT, EVIL DEAD, AFTERLIFE WITH ARCHIE, MY LITTLE PONY, POKEMON and more (see them all here).

Tuesday, September 20 2016 13:53

Preview: Disney Publishing's MOANA Book Collection...

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On November 23, Walt Disney Animation Studios' 56th feature film, MOANA, will hit theaters, presenting a new tale of adventure set against a beautiful South Pacific backdrop. Today comes a look at just four of the many books inspired by the film that will be making their way to retailers over the next few weeks, a sampling sent to Rock Father HQ by my friends at Disney Publishing. This is a cross-section of titles that represents something for the entire family. Check out the details and recommended ages below!

Tuesday, September 13 2016 23:35

Video Preview: New METALLICA Book, BACK TO THE FRONT...

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2016 marks the 30th Anniversary of METALLICA's 1986 landmark album, MASTER OF PUPPETS, and today comes the official release of the long-awaited book, BACK TO THE FRONT: A Fully Authorized Visual History of the Master of Puppets Album and Tour. To support the release, the band has issued a trailer in which they reflect on the era and how author Matt Taylor got the go-ahead to make the book happen. See it below...

Caillou has been a fixture in our household every since Addie and I first came upon an episode of the show on either Sprout or PBS Kids about six years ago. A divisive figure among my readership, yes, but a beloved character for The Rock Daughters™, and one whose educational value I firmly stand behind, not just on television, but from the source material: books. We have several of Chouette Publishing's Caillou books here at Rock Father HQ, and now there's an assortment available on YouTube in all-new Read-Along videos direct from the publisher. It's a fun way to bring some of those stories with wherever you may roam, and an assortment of those videos can be viewed now in the player below...

Wednesday, August 17 2016 11:50

Giveaway: Win a Scholastic LEGO Nonfiction Prize Pack!

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We all know and love LEGO® for their iconic bricks and building sets, along with their growing collection of pop culture mashups, crossovers and fictional works like LEGO STAR WARS, The LEGO Movie, LEGO Dimensions and  the forthcoming The LEGO BATMAN Movie. While you know those, what you might not be familiar with is LEGO Nonfiction - the result of two powerhouse brands, LEGO and Scholastic, coming together to reinvent children's nonfiction publishing for kids ages 4-12. In this innovative new publishing program, LEGO models and minifigures are illustrated in fun and fantastic scenarios throughout as the first point of engagement for kids with real-world topics. This program represents a marriage of core values between LEGO and Scholastic: imagination, creativity, fun, and learning, as well as providing the most engaging, educational information for children. To celebrate the collaboration, THE ROCK FATHER™ Magazine has partnered with Scholastic to give readers a shot at winning a fantastic LEGO Nonfiction Prize Pack that includes the first four books in the collection, plus a $50 LEGO Gift Card! Learn more below...

Tuesday, July 19 2016 00:02

Sans Blood, KISS Heads Back to Comics...

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It's a famous story that dates back to the late 1970s - with members of KISS lending their own blood to the ink from which their first standalone comic would be printed. From their 1977 appearance in Howard the Duck #12 and 1978's Marvel Comics Super Special: KISS (the one with the blood), KISS has been in-and-out of print,  Now, nearly 40 years later, Dynamite Entertainment has revealed that KISS is coming back into the comic book realm.

We've been fans of Her Universe here at Rock Father HQ for quite awhile, I myself having ordered some items for The Rock Daughters from time to time. Now, after leading the charge in Fangirl fashion with styles from STAR WARS, MARVEL and more, Her Universe Press has issued what they're calling "the ultimate accessory" for Fangirls, just in-time for the summer convention season to get started - Fangirls: A Coloring Book for Girls Who Like Stuff. Geared toward "geeky girls who love comics, sci-fi, gaming, cosplay and everything else celebrated in the wonderful world of fandom," Fangirls is available now through Amazon.com and your local Barnes & Noble store.

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