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NEWS WATCH: This December Wolverine Celebrates with Oversized 350th Solo Issue!

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Benjamin Percy, Adam Kubert, and Viktor Bogdanovic team up for the extra-sized milestone issue!

He’s the best at what he does and what he does is sell comics and the other thing that’s not very nice!

Since 1982’s groundbreaking limited series by industry legends Chris Claremont and Frank Miller, Wolverine has enjoyed numerous acclaimed stories in the pages of his solo comic series. Over the years, top industry talents including Larry Hama, Mark Millar, Jason Aaron, Paul Cornell, Steve McNiven, and Alan Davis have contributed to the character’s incredible legacy, and this December, Wolverine pops his claws for his 350th issue. Written by Benjamin Percy with art from longtime Wolverine artist Adam Kubert and Viktor Bogdanovic, WOLVERINE #350, the eighth issue of the current run, will celebrate the iconic hero with a story that takes him back to one of his most classic eras.

When a secret enemy starts making moves against Wolverine’s old crew, Team X, Logan has to go on the hunt before more bodies pile up. As the mystery deepens, he’ll pick up the scent of his old compatriot, the mutant known as Maverick. What follows will be a dangerous adventure that will introduce new enemies, redefine old allies, and give Wolverine plenty of opportunities to do what he does best. This special extra-sized issue will be both a celebration of Logan’s history AND a perfect jumping on point for new readers!

“Listen up, bub. Wolverine is my favorite comics character, and I’d consider myself lucky to write him at any point in time, but especially now. The Dawn of X has brought about a rich, exciting, and inarguably historic era for the X-Men,” Percy said. “This is a milestone moment, and now we have a milestone issue to mark the occasion—Wolverine #350. That’s a number to celebrate.

“Even as we look back and value the wealthy arsenal of stories already available to us, we can also look forward, because there’s so much rotgut whiskey and berserker mayhem and pop-clawed SNIKT-ing to come. What are we doing to celebrate the occasion? We’re giving you an oversized issue, offering even more action-packed, mystery-filled pages to shove in your eye, drawn by both Adam Kubert and Viktor Bogdanovic. And appropriately, we’re delivering a story that celebrates the past even as it looks toward the future.”

I’m not going to reveal too much about what’s behind the curtain, but get ready for an enemy I’ve been geeked to write since I first got the job. Legacy House is coming. And X-fans…know that we’re not only headed to Madripoor, but we’re bringing back a character you’ve all been missing: Maverick! So as soon as the dust and blood settles after X of Swords, be sure to get your SNIKT on with Wolverine 350.”

WOLVERINE #8 (LGY #350)

Written by BENJAMIN PERCY

Art by ADAM KUBERT & VIKTOR BOGDANOVIC

Cover by ADAM KUBERT

Celebrate Logan’s great legacy when WOLVERINE #350 hits stands this December! For more information, visit marvel.com.

 

NEWS WATCH: This December Wolverine Celebrates with Oversized 350th Solo Issue!

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‘NiNoKuni’: Release date, plot, cast, trailer and all you need to know about the anime film coming to Netflix

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The highly successful role-playing video game franchise ‘Ni no Kuni’ is getting the anime treatment in a new film produced by OLM, Inc. and distributed by Warner Bros. Entertainment.

The film, titled ‘NiNoKuni’, will arrive soon on Netflix and takes many elements from the games and weaves it into a fresh new story of love, loss, and betrayal. Here’s everything you need to know about the project:

Release Date

The movie’s world premiere already took place in Japan on August 23, 2019, and its English dub will be released on Netflix on January 16. 

Plot

‘NiNoKuni’ follows wheelchair-bound high school student Yu and his basketball player best friend Haru as they try to save Kotona, Haru’s girlfriend and Yuu’s childhood friend, by traveling between our world and the magical world of NiNoKuni.

While there, they realize that this parallel world has counterparts of people from our world and when Yuu falls in love with Kotona’s counterpart, the two best friends find themselves at odds with each other.

Here’s the official plot synopsis: “Two average teens go on a magical quest to save the life of their friend and her counterpart from another world. But love complicates their journey.”

Cast

Kento Yamazaki

Japanese actor Kento Yamazaki attends the press conference for ‘Kingdom’ (Getty Images)

The movie’s lead character Yu is voiced by Kento Yamazaki, a Japanese actor who is best known for his work on ‘Orange’ (2015), ‘Heroine Disqualified’ (2015) and ‘JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Diamond Is Unbreakable – Chapter 1’ (2017). Other cast members include Mackenyu and Mei Nagano.

Director

Yoshiyuki Momose

‘NiNoKuni’ is directed by Yoshiyuki Momose, a veteran of Studio Ghibli, the studio that created the beautiful cut-scenes for the games ‘Ni no Kuni: Dominion of the Dark Djinn’ and ‘Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch’. The movie was written by Akihiro Hino.

Trailer

The trailer for ‘NiNoKuni’ (which you can check out on Netflix) introduces viewers to the movie’s characters and the magical world they find themselves in.

The art for the movie is beautifully done and highly reminiscent of the game, so this might just be a fun, nostalgic watch for fans of the franchise while still being fresh enough to interest newcomers.

If you like this, you will love these:

‘Hello World’

‘Weathering with You’

‘Mary and the Witch’s Flower’

‘Spirited Away’

‘Kiki’s Delivery Service’

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#RIPRazor: Not WWE’s Razor Ramon, it’s Ralph Barbieri; here’s how Internet mixed up radio legend’s death

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San Francisco radio personality Ralph Barbieri died at his home in Novato on August 3 after a long battle with Parkinson’s disease. He was 74. Barbieri was one of the founding members of KNBR (680 AM) and was battling the disease since 2005.

He spent 28 years at KNBR, where he used to take interviews where he projected a highly opinionated and abrasive approach that rankled some listeners. But this style of his is what drew quite a fan brigade. In his last 15 years with KNBR, he teamed up with former NBA player Tom Tolbert in a highly popular afternoon talk show called, ‘The Razor and Mr. T’ where Barbieri was nicknamed ‘Razor’ for his distinctive voice and delivery. The radio host made a strong fanbase over the years with this show. When the news of his death came in, #RIPRazor started trending but some netizens confused it with wrestling star Scott Hall, who is also known as Razor Ramon. 

One confused internet user said, “Saw RIP Razor and thought 2020 took Razor Ramon.” 

Another Twitter user, who seemed to be Razor Ramon’s fan said, “Why my heart just dropped thinking ‘RIP Razor’ was talking about my boy Scott Hall aka Razor Ramon.” 



 

While some users were even ‘thankful’ that it’s not Razor Ramon who died, one internet user said, “I saw RIP Razor trending and I thought something happened to Razor Ramon #MasakiSumitani YouTube it, you’ll thank me later!!”

While another user asked others to ‘chill’ as it wasn’t Ramon who died, he said, “RIP Razor? Yall gotta chill. I swear I thought my man Scott Hall met his maker. I feel like Twitter should color code the trending topics.”



 

Some Internet users even said that ‘luckily’ Razor Ramon is still alive, “When you see RIP Razor is trending on Twitter and immediately think the ‘Bad Guy’ was gone. Luckily Razor Ramon is still with us, for now.”



 

While people went all mean on the social media platform and were thankful that it wasn’t Ramon who lost his life, some users slammed such people saying, “I understand being comforted that it’s not a celebrity you were personally attached to, but can we not say s**t like ‘OMG thank god it’s just some radio host’ in reference to the ‘RIP Razor’ trend? I don’t know s**t about the guy either, but he’s still a real person who died.”



 

One user posted, “‘RIP Razor’ is trending 100% of the tweets are ‘omg i thought it was someone else!!!!!!! thank god!’ someone f*****g died.”  



 

Another shocked user said, “Wait people are ACTUALLY doing that?”



 

While some internet users went down the memory lane and remembered the late Radio host, one user said, “I was 16 years old in 1993 when he let me sit next to him in the newly installed bleachers at the Stick. I told him that I wanted his job when I grew up. I will never forget how he spoke to me like I was his peer and not some annoying high school kid. RIP Razor.”



 

Barbieri informed the KNBR team and listeners of his diagnosis in 2011 and was fired the following year after which he sued the station for wrongful termination. The suit was later settled in 2013.

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Winston Groom death: Tributes paid to Forrest Gump author as he dies aged 77

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Tributes have been paid to Forrest Gump author Winston Groom, who has died aged 77.

His novel about a slow-witted but kind-hearted man from Alabama was adapted into a 1994 blockbuster film starring Tom Hanks in the lead role.

Forrest Gump was a cultural sensation and grossed more than 683 million dollars (about £527 million) at the global box office on its way to winning six Academy Awards, including best picture and best actor for Hanks.

Groom’s death was confirmed by Alabama governor Kay Ivey.


Forrest Gump author Winston Groom has died aged 77 (AP)

“Saddened to learn that Alabama has lost one of our most gifted writers,” she said.

“While he will be remembered for creating Forrest Gump, Winston Groom was a talented journalist & noted author of American history. Our hearts & prayers are extended to his family.”


Groom graduated from the University of Alabama in 1965 before a spell in the US Army, which included a tour of duty in the Vietnam War.

In its tribute, the university called him “one of our legends”.

Following the success of Forrest Gump, Groom wrote a follow-up, 1995’s Gump and Co.

As well as fiction, Groom, a former journalist, also wrote non-fiction on a range of subjects, including the American Civil War.

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