Top 5 Trending Comics #187

Every week before new comic book day, Trending Pop Culture provides the fans with the Top 5 Trending Comics arriving on new comic book day .
New Comics and items arriving 10/31/18. Trending Comics and More #550

Spider-Force #1 – from Priest and Paulo Siqueira. A possibility MORE new Spider-Man characters could pop up.
Deathstroke Yogi Bear Special #1 – Yogi Bear as a psycho kidnapper. Deathstroke is sent out to hunt this bear down. This is NOT the Yogi Bear dad and mom know of. We’re in!  Frank Tieri, J.M. DeMatteis, Tom Mandrake and Mark Texeira.
Batman/The Maxx: Arkham Dreams #2 – The first issue certainly grabbed comic fans attention. Now issue two not only features a Sam Kieth Joker, but a variant Joker cover that is sold out too.
Old Man Logan #50 – The last issue of this hit series. Brought to you by Writer Ed Brisson and artist Ibraim Roberson.
Batman Secret Files #1 – A bunch of comic creators contribute to this new secret files book. Always fantastic to see the different interpretations of the Dark Knight.

Top 5 Comic This Week

Top 5 Comic This Week

Top 5 Comic This Week

Top 5 Comic This Week

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Here are the rest of the trending comics and items headed your way this Wednesday from Trending Comics and More #550
Tony Stark: Iron Man #5
Iron Man # 12 (2003)
Iron Man #17 (2003)
The Vault Of Spiders #1
What If? Magik #1
X-Men: Black – Emma Frost #1
Avengers Halloween Special #1
Heroes In Crisis #2
Sideways Annual #1
Superman Top Cat Special #1
Nightwing Magilla Gorilla Special #1
Green Lantern Huckleberry Hound Special #1
Hex Wives #1
Road Of The Dead Highway To Hell #1
Stars End #1

Trending items arriving this Wednesday. Most are sold out. Click on the RED links or the image to buy/bid on these hot items via eBay from ALL available sellers.
Batman Black & White Series Original Mini Statue By Gerard Way – DC Collectibles
Batman Black & White Series Joker Mini Statue By Gerard Way – DC Collectibles
HCF 2018 POP Marvel Guardians Of The Galaxy Star-Lord Classic Previews Exclusive Vinyl Bobble Head – Funko
Marvel Comic Gallery Wolverine PVC Statue – Diamond Select

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Jay Katz

Best Covers NEW Comics 10-31-18

New comic book release day 10/31/18. New comic releases are subject to change.
These are our favorite comic covers from the new arrivals this week. Shown below are the comic book covers with the cover artist.
Always remember, all of these new comics are just as awesome in the inside as they are on the outside. What are your favorite covers this week?
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Trending Comics & More #550

Here are this week’s top trending comic books and new items headed your way this Wednesday 10-31-18
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Tony Stark’s brother Arno returns in Tony Stark: Iron Man #5. This comic is also promising the return of a classic Iron Man villain. A two for one comic here. Just for reference, Arno Stark first appeared in Iron Man # 12 (2003 – not named) and Iron Man #17 (2003 – named). These comics are very affordable. Click those links and buy them if you want.
Two more Spider-Man number one issues release this Wednesday; Spider-Force #1 (Priest and Paulo Siqueira). The Vault Of Spiders #1 (Cullen Bunn and Javier Pulido). Both of these spidey comics, as ALL of these new spidey comics coming out on a weekly basis contain first appearances all the time. Keep your eyes open for that ‘big one’. You know, the one that the expert speculators/websites decide to push on through and create super hype about. These are always good for a quick catch and release. Get a few sheckles out of it.

Tony Stark Iron Man #5

Iron Man #12

Iron Man #17

What If? Magik #1

New Mutants #14

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A couple of X-Men will appear in their own number one comics; What If? Magik #1 (Leah Williams and Filipe Andrade). Would you believe Magik first appeared 35 years ago, in New Mutants #14? If you remember when this comic came out, you’re saying to yourself “Wow, that’s a long time ago….”. X-Men: Black – Emma Frost #1 (Leah Williams and Chris Bachalo).
Old Man Logan #50 will be the final issue. Writer Ed Brisson and artist Ibraim Roberson.
What’s Halloween without a Halloween comic? Marvel’s Avengers Halloween Special #1. This comic will trend. Not so much because it’s a Halloween book, but it’s the Marvel writing debut of Jay Baruchel. Also, it’s one of those comics where they do weird stuff to your favorite heroes and or villains. They change them up because it’s a non-continuity book and some strange character could come out of this as a new “first appearance”.

Avengers Halloween

Old Man Logan #50

Spider-Force #1

Vault of Spiders #1

Emma Frost #1

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A bevy of comic creators lend their hand in the new Batman Secret Files #1. If a Batman fan or a comic fan, a must look-see.
The IDW/DC crossover project is working. Fans loved the Batman/Maxx Arkham Dreams debut. Now Batman/The Maxx: Arkham Dreams #2 sees artist Sam Kieth tackle the greatest villain of all; The Joker. The Sam Kieth variant cover with the Joker smells like a sold-out comic. Best get that one if you want it….quick.
A trend, a buzz surrounds the new story Heroes In Crisis. Writer Tom King has fans asking lots of questions as to how and why and who? Artist Clay Mann ropes fans along with great panels and a fantastic cover as well – Heroes In Crisis #2.
The very first Sideways Annual debuts this Wednesday, with writers Dan Didio and Grant Morrison. Art by Max Raynor. Did we mention writer Grant Morrison?

Batman Secret Files #1

Batman Maxx #2

Heroes In Crisis #2

Hex Wives #1

Sideways Annual #1

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A bunch of very cool Hanna-Barbera/DC Comics are headed our way once again. Here’s a brief list of some….
Superman Top Cat Special #1Dan Didio, J.M. DeMatteis and Tom Mandrake.
Nightwing Magilla Gorilla Special #1J.M. DeMatteis, Heath Corson, Tom Mandrake and Tom Grummett.
Deathstroke Yogi Bear Special #1Frank Tieri, J.M. DeMatteis, Tom Mandrake and Mark Texeira.
Green Lantern Huckleberry Hound Special #1Mark Russell, J.M. DeMatteis, Tom Mandrake and Rick Leonardi.
DC’s Vertigo; Hex Wives #1 from writer Ben Blacker and artist Mirka Andolfo.

Deathstroke and Yogi

Lantern/Huckleberry

Nightwing/Gorilla

Superman/Top Cat

Road Of The Dead #1

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Trending Pop Culture Indie Hot Picks; Some Indie comics (small press) do not always show up on Ebay right way. Please check back on a regular basis, some of the smaller print indie books usually list after new comic book release day or a few days after.
Road Of The Dead Highway To Hell #1 (IDW); Jonathan Maberry and Drew Moss.
Stars End #1 (Antarctic Press); Larry Jarrell and Selena McDevitt

Trending items arriving this Wednesday. Most are sold out. Click on the RED links or the image to buy/bid on these hot items via eBay from ALL available sellers.
Batman Black & White Series Original Mini Statue By Gerard WayDC Collectibles
Batman Black & White Series Joker Mini Statue By Gerard WayDC Collectibles
HCF 2018 POP Marvel Guardians Of The Galaxy Star-Lord Classic Previews Exclusive Vinyl Bobble HeadFunko
Marvel Comic Gallery Wolverine PVC StatueDiamond Select

Star-Lord Funko

Batman

Joker

Wolverine

Stars End #1

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Jay Katz

Top 5 Trending Comics #186

Every week before new comic book day, Trending Pop Culture provides the fans with the Top 5 Trending Comics arriving on new comic book day .
New Comics and items arriving 10/24/18. Trending Comics and More #549

Infinity Wars: ArachKnight #1  Spider-Man/Moon Knight mashup. What’s not to love here? Writer Max Bemis and artist Ale Garza.
Moon Knight #200 – Special anniversary issue with surprises and fantastic storytelling from writer Max Bemis with Peter Davidson art. 
Spider-Girls #1 – Writer Jody Houser and artist Andres Genolet bring this new team together. We’re team Spider-Girls.
Spider-Gwen a.k.a. Ghost Spider #1 – A new Spider-Gwen series from writer Seanan McGuire and artist Rosi Kampe. 
Old Lady Harley #1 – Writer Frank Tieri and artist Inaki Miranda bring the “old lady” into a solo series. Look for a home run here.

Top 5 Comic This Week

Top 5 Comic This Week

Top 5 Comic This Week

Top 5 Comic This Week

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Here are the rest of the trending comics and items headed your way this Wednesday from Trending Comics and More #549

Werewolf By Night #32
Amazing Fantasy #1
Iron Man #31
Batman Beyond #25
Bill Sienkiewicz’s Mutants And Moon Knights Artifact Edition
Dead Kings #1
The Whispering Dark #1
Lady Death Pin Ups #1

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Nightmare Before Christmas Minimates Town Hall Fountain Deluxe Box Set – Diamond Select
Batman Knight Missions 12-Inch Action Figure – Batgirl – Mattel
Batman Knight Missions 12-Inch Action Figure – Joker – Mattel
POP Movies 605 Beetlejuice With Hat Vinyl Figure – Funko
POP Ad Icons 27 Twinkie The Kid Retro Chase Vinyl Figure – Funko

Batgirl

Joker

NIghtmare

Twinkies

Beetlejuice

 

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Carpe Diem.
Jay Katz

Best Covers NEW Comics 10-24-18

New comic book release day 10/24/18. New comic releases are subject to change.
These are our favorite comic covers from the new arrivals this week. Shown below are the comic book covers with the cover artist.
Always remember, all of these new comics are just as awesome in the inside as they are on the outside. What are your favorite covers this week?
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Trending Comics & More #549

Here are this week’s top trending comic books and new items headed your way this Wednesday 10-24-18
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Fans of Spider-Man and Moon Knight will get an early treat this Wednesday. A mash-up of these two characters making “ArachKnight”. Not that crazy about the name, but you get the idea. The mash-up looks total bad-as* and fans will probably flock to it. Spider-Man is a household name and Moon Knight will be one day too. The old site, InvestComics, was promoting Werewolf By Night #32 (first appearance of Moon Knight) well before everyone became a speculative expert. Here is an excerpt from the October 2nd 2009 article “First appearing in Werewolf By Night #32, this is another one of those Bronze Age comics that is way undervalued and is a great buy right now. Moon Knight’s first appearance could be picked up for $100 these days in some markets. That is an absolute ridiculous buy.” Yes, we were on top of it back in 2009 and have mentioned Moon Knight countless times thereafter. Still are, but now everyone says buy Werewolf By Night #32! Yeah, the experts. We even gave fans a Moon Knight checklist in 2015 right HERE. In conclusion, will Moon Knight ever really become a household name? We think so, but we’ve made collectors a boatload of money if he doesn’t! So back to Infinity Wars: ArachKnight #1. This will trend very well if the fans let go of Cosmic Ghost Rider for a minute. Which they have. Slowly, but it’s happening. Writer Max Bemis and artist Ale Garza usher in the next hot character.

Moon Knight #200

ArachKnight #1

Spider-Girls #1

Amazing Fantasy #1

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Moon Knight doesn’t stop at the mash-up this Wednesday. Moon Knight #200 is an anniversary issue promising to blow the doors off. Writer Max Bemis doing his Moon Knight chores here as well. Artist Peter Davidson. This anniversary comic comes with a few variant covers to choose from.
Spider-Girls #1 will be a hot trender. Writer Jody Houser and artist Andres Genolet. The first appearance of Arana, in Amazing Fantasy #1 (2004) is under $30 in some places. That’s interesting.
A new Spider-Gwen series starts up, Spider-Gwen a.k.a. Ghost Spider #1. Writer Seanan McGuire and artist Rosi Kampe.

Old Lady Harley #1

Spider-Gwen #1

Iron Man #31

Batman Beyond #25

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It’s been 18 years since Frank Tieri’s debut(?) back in Iron Man #31 (2000) and now this hit on arrival this Wednesday; Old Lady Harley #1. Frank will make this comic series a must get. As he continues to do with Jughead Hunger, Pestilence, etc. Artist Inaki Miranda will bring the “old lady” to life visually.
The Joker makes his triumphant return to Neo-Gotham in Batman Beyond #25. “The Final Joke”; writer Dan Jurgens and artist Cully Hamner.

Trending Pop Culture Indie Hot Picks; Some Indie comics (small press) do not always show up on Ebay right way. Please check back on a regular basis, some of the smaller print indie books usually list after new comic book release day or a few days after.
Bill Sienkiewicz gets the IDW artbook treatment this week. Check out Bill Sienkiewicz’s Mutants And Moon Knights Artifact Edition. A masterpiece.
AfterShock Comics; Dead Kings #1. Creators Steve Orlando and Matthew Dow Smith.
From Dark Horse; The Whispering Dark #1. Creators, Christofer Emgard and Tomas Aira.
Limited to only 666 copies each, there are two variants to Lady Death Pin Ups #1 from Coffin Comics.

Bill S Mutants & Moon Knights

Dead Kings #1

Lady Death Rider Pin-ups #1

The Whispering Dark #1

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Nightmare Before Christmas Minimates Town Hall Fountain Deluxe Box Set – Diamond Select
Batman Knight Missions 12-Inch Action Figure – Batgirl – Mattel
Batman Knight Missions 12-Inch Action Figure – Joker – Mattel
POP Movies 605 Beetlejuice With Hat Vinyl Figure – Funko
POP Ad Icons 27 Twinkie The Kid Retro Chase Vinyl Figure – Funko

Batgirl

Joker

NIghtmare

Twinkies

Beetlejuice

 

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Carpe Diem.
Jay Katz

Top 5 Trending Comics #185

Every week before new comic book day, Trending Pop Culture provides the fans with the Top 5 Trending Comics arriving on new comic book day .
New Comics and items arriving 10/17/18. Trending Comics and More #548

The Source #1 – Scout Comics has another hit on their hands. Nothing new for these guys. This week, this sold out comic hits the shelf at your local shop. Written by Don Handfield and art by Charles Carvalho.
Venom Annual #1 – The Venom character gets his very first annual ever. Marvel states there will be a few “creator” surprises within the pages here. Todd McFarlane please, thank you.
Weapon Hex #1 – A new character gets her own book and it involves X-23. Writers Ben Acker and Ben Blacker, with artist Gerardo Sandoval.
Walking Dead 15th Anniversary Blind Bag Edition #19 (J Scott Campbell Cover) – This special edition “blind” bagged comic(s) came out on Friday with a few choices to choose from. Three are sold out. The J. Scott Campbell, David Finch and James Harren. Walking Dead comic and fan enthusiast, rejoice!
Marvel Zombie #1 – Staying with the zombies, Marvel Zombies is back in an all-new story from writer W. Maxwell Prince and artist Stefano Raffaele. This comic will be going to a second print. Sold out at the distributor level.

Top 5 Comic This Week

Top 5 Comic This Week

Top 5 Comic This Week

Top 5 Comic This Week

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Here are the rest of the trending comics and items headed your way this Wednesday from Trending Comics and More #548
Runaways #14
What If? Ghost Rider #1
X-Men: Black – Mystique #1
Shuri #1
Ogre #1
Captain Ginger #1

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Best Covers NEW Comics 10-17-18

New comic book release day 10/17/18. New comic releases are subject to change.
These are our favorite comic covers from the new arrivals this week. Shown below are the comic book covers with the cover artist.
Always remember, all of these new comics are just as awesome in the inside as they are on the outside. What are your favorite covers this week?
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Trending Comics #548

Here are this week’s top trending comic books and new items headed your way this Wednesday 10-17-18
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Hard to believe Venom is 30 years old already. That’s insane how time has flown like that. Anyway, what’s even crazier is that within the 30 years, Venom has never had an “annual” comic issue. That all changes this Wednesday though. Venom Annual #1 from creators Donny Cates (writer) and Tigh Walker (artist). Marvel is calling for a few surprise creator guest to appear. McFarlane anyone?? That would be stellar…..and probably the only creator we’d care for to surprise us. Just saying.
Marvel brings in the X-23 mash-up in Infinity Wars: Weapon Hex #1. Writers Ben Acker and Ben Blacker, with artist Gerardo Sandoval. That Humberto Ramos cover makes you want to buy this comic, doesn’t it? Go ahead, go ahead….buy it.

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The Runaways #14 comic made it over to one of our sister sites, right HERE. Crazy speculative things going on in that article. MUST take a look. Back to the reason Runaways #14 is here though. Marvel says “Plus, see a story from a never-before-seen perspective!” Does that mean we see this story through the dogs dinosaurs eyes? Probably not that because the solicit is referring to another story, not the main one. Who knows, right? Going to be interesting to see what is up.
Remember the Marvel zombie craze? Speculators were making bank at one point. Wonder how many held on too long or paid too much? But, rejoice, Marvel Zombies is back. Marvel Zombie #1, writer W. Maxwell Prince and artist Stefano Raffaele. Just in time for Halloween.
We’re not sure what the heck the What If? Ghost Rider #1 comic is about really, but it’ll probably trend a tad because of the fanboy love right now towards Cosmic Ghost Rider.
Mystique gets highlighted in X-Men: Black – Mystique #1.
Shuri #1; writer Nnedi Okorafor and artist Leonardo Romero.

Venom Annual #1

Mystique #1

Weapon Hex #1

Marvel Zombie #1

What If? GR #1 #1

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Trending Pop Culture Indie Hot Picks; Some Indie comics (small press) do not always show up on Ebay right way. Please check back on a regular basis, some of the smaller print indie books usually list after new comic book release day or a few days after.
Scout Comics releases their variant with a glow-in-the-dark cover; The Source #1. Regular cover and variants are sold out. Written by Don Handfield and art by Charles Carvalho.
Ogre #1; Source Point Press. Creators Bob Salley and Shawn Daley.
Captain Ginger #1; Ahoy Comics. Creators Stuart Moore, Grant Morrison, June Brigman and more.

The Source #1

Shuri #1

Ogre #1

Runaways #14

Captain Ginger #1

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Jay Katz

Interview With Actress Dania Ramirez

Actress Dania Ramirez recently starred as “Cinderella” on ABC’s Once Upon A Time. Dania is not only an accomplished actress, but she is also a producer. She co-produced/starred in “LYCAN” as Isabella Cruz and produced/co-starred in “Off The Menu.” No stranger to the comic book genre, Ramirez appeared in X-Men: The Last Stand and was a voice actor for “Scandal Savage” in the animated movie Suicide Squad: Hell To Pay.

Coming this Halloween night, Dania Ramirez will star on a new CBS ALL ACCESS show named Tell Me a Story. Ramirez will play the part of Gretel (Hansel & Gretel) in a twisted re-imagined modern day fairy tale psychological thriller stories set in New York City.

We invited Dania Ramirez to Trending Pop Culture to answer a few questions…..

Trending Pop Culture: Let’s start at the beginning for a little bit. Moving to New York from the Dominican Republic at the age of 10. Did you already have aspirations at this age to act? 
Dania Ramirez: I grew up in very humble backgrounds and never though this would be a career, I could have. It came to me. One day I was at work at a store in west New York checking people’s bags and dancing, when someone came in and asked me to model. The agency was small, but it was a great start. As I moved more towards acting, someone suggested I’d take an acting class. In that class, the teacher suggested I try out for a commercial and try acting as a ‘living’. Director, Spike Lee gave me my start when he cast me as an extra on one of the “Subway Stories” on HBO. I received my SAG card from that job. The rest is history.

TPC: You went on to graduate from Montclair State University in New Jersey. Was your major Drama or something completely different?  
DR: My major was communications. I started college at the age of 16 and felt that because I was already taking acting classes in New York City, I should take the opportunity to get an education that would be valuable for me no matter what I decided to do in the future. Communications has helped me so much in the business aspect of the industry.  

TPC: One of your first gigs in 1998 was with rap icon Jay Z in the video “Streets Is Watching”. You played ‘his girl’. At the time, Jay Z was laying down the foundation of a ridiculously successful career, did you know you were in the presence of greatness at the time? And how did you land this gig?
DR: You mean HE was in the presence of greatness, right? LOL. I think I was like 17 years old when I did that. I am always happy for people and their journey. The experience definitely prepared me for the hardships I would face in this industry as a female. 

TPC: There are slews of Buffy The Vampire Slayer fans abound and probably reading this right now. You appeared in three episodes in 2003. Were you a fan of the Buffy show when you read the script? If they ever brought the series back, would you consider going back?
DR: OMG, Yes!!!! I was a huge fan and so long as Sarah Michelle and Alyson Hannigan come back, I’m in. I didn’t get to work with them too much on my run and I love them!!! And I would love to kick some vampire bootie!

TPC: Sticking with the pop culture genre a bit, you co-starred in X-Men: The Last Stand film in 2006, Heroes (2007-2008) television show as Maya Herrera, voice acted in the current Justice League Action as Red Velvet (2018) and Suicide Squad: Hell To Pay as Scandal Savage (2018). Is it safe to say you’re a comic book fan now? Or always have been? Or is this a big coincidence you’ve been cast in so many comic book type mediums?
DR: I believe that instinctually, comic books were in my blood. I did not grow up watching too much TV in the Dominican Republic. I also believe comic books are very universal. I grew up dreaming of wanting to be Wonder Woman. So, to get to act out these roles, I grew up pretending to be these heroes running around the park or around the woods, has been a dream come true.

TPC: If you had a choice to immerse yourself in one superhero or villain character on screen, who would it be and why that character?
DR: There are so many cools ones right now. I’d like to actually create a new one set in ancient history with an alien origin and throw her into the Marvel universe! 

TPC: One of the best runs on HBO was Sopranos. You were Bianca BLANCA” Selgado in five episodes (2006-2007). What happened to Bianca?  Did she get wacked? On a more serious note, did you get to know the late James Gandolfini?
DR: Blanca needed a more grown up guy. I don’t think A.J. was ready to hold her and her son down, LOL. And she didn’t get whacked. Actually, one of the few female characters in the entire run of the show to come in and not get whacked. She just left and went her way. I heard David Chase really did things that felt natural on the show and it was natural for her to leave and just go on with her life after leaving him. There was no reason she would need to die just for breaking his heart, right? On a more serious note, I did get to spend some with the late James Gandolfini, on set and at events and have the best memories of him. I felt he had a real need to just be. I really liked that about him. He was such a talent. I am blessed to have shared moments with him. 

TPC: You go from one critically acclaimed HBO series to another as Alex in Entourage (2010). What makes you decide that “Yes, I’m the character Alex…” when reading the script? What draws you to ANY role when reading a script? Do you envision yourself in the role?
DR: I love diving myself into roles that speak to me and reimagining them as me. I usually know if I will be able to make the character three dimensional as soon as I am reading it off the page for the first time. My mind usually wonders right away and I start talking like them, wanting to walk like they feel and talk like I hear them. I love the entire process of becoming the character and sharing myself with the work.   

TPC: You were recently “Jacinda Vidrio/Cinderella” in Once Upon a Time (ABC). It’s every little girl’s fantasy to be Cinderella when they first see and learn of the character. Putting on the mother’s or grandmothers shoes, prancing around the house….etc. Did you ever think you’d get to play Cinderella on a hit television show where you have millions of admirers every week watching you?
DR: I cried when I got the call for that mystery role I had gone in to test for at the audition. I never could’ve dreamt I would get the opportunity to play such an iconic Disney character for more reasons than one. It was inspiring to me, as a Latina woman of color to get this opportunity. It really showed me that anything is possible so long as you work hard and just believe.  It was one of the most rewarding, yet difficult jobs I ever had because of the long hours and demands. That said, I am forever grateful to Disney and the creators for having an open mind during the casting of the role and providing me the opportunity to interpret the role from a very strong willed perspective. I think many little girls can now look at Cinderella as a “Bad-Ass” girl who believes in love and family and will stop at nothing for a happy ending her way! It is such an amazing feeling to know my work can inspire others; there was no better feeling than to watch my kids watch the first episode of the show and scream in excitement “Mami is Cinderella!!!”. It makes my journey in this life worth it.  

TPC: You will be starring in a new series from CBS ALL ACCESS on Halloween night; Tell Me a Story. Directed by Liz Friedlander and written/created by Kevin Williamson. Liz has directed some very high profiled musical stars in videos (R.E.M, Celine Dion, Megadeth, U2, Kelly Clarkson – MANY others) and has also directed The Vampire Dairies, 90210, Sleepy Hallow, Stalker, Jessica Jones and Many more. Kevin has written the Scream movie and television series, The Vampire Diaries, Dawson’s Creek, I Know What You Did Last Summer and many others. This is some creative firepower here. What say you!?
DR: It is an honor and a privilege to be recognized as a talent by such incredibly creative forces! I am forever grateful to them both for seeing Hannah in me and giving me such an amazing opportunity. This experience has been incredible! And I have gotten to get to know them both on a more personal level; they are both truly beautiful people inside and out! 

TPC: You will play the character of Gretel of Hansel & Gretel. The show is based in New York with a twisted angle on fairy tales as we know them. How does the transition happen for you going from Jacinda Vidrio/Cinderella to a twisted fairy tale character like Gretel?
DR: The transition was a very natural one actually. I went from being in the Enchanted forest wearing classic gowns, while sword fighting, to the concrete jungle of NYC as an ex-vet who comes to her brothers rescue by kicking ass the old fashion way. This, while battling with PTSD and having to face old childhood scars as well. Recent scars as well. Inside and out. Essentially, in both the classic take of the fairytale and the twisted take on this one, the universal morals are evident and in both I have to deal with feelings of abandonment and resentment towards my mother figure.

TPC: A debut on Halloween night, October 31st seems fantastically fitting for this show, doesn’t it? What can you tell us, without revealing too much, about the concept of your story or the show itself?
DR: The show takes three classic fairytales and reimagines them as tales of loss, revenge, greed and despair. This season will intertwine “The Little Red Riding Hood”, “The Three Little Pigs” and “Hansel and Gretel” within the backdrop of New York City. All of the characters deal with current issues raging America while searching for their happy ending. We pick up my character “Hannah” a year after she has been released from the war with an injury as she tries to adapt to a life back home. She gets a call from her estranged brother asking for help. She goes to his rescue and gets tempted by “candy”. From there, they’ll be on the run from some very dangerous people and will stop at nothing to get what they want. 

TPC: What can you tell a reader that might be on the fence right now gazing at the October 31st date? Convince them to watch this show. Go!
DR: Let us “Tell You a Story” full of action, mystery and suspense on the one night of the year everyone craves just that! (Halloween night) There is no better way to start your “scary, fun and suspenseful night than to dive into the mind of the creator of “Scream”, “I Know What You Did Last Summer” among others. Meet the incredible talented ensemble cast on Halloween night! I am excited to watch my peers kill it as these classic fairytale characters. 

TPC: Where can fans keep up with the happenings, upcoming projects and all that good stuff regarding Dania Ramirez?
DR: I always post any links and information of my upcoming projects via social media. Twitter and sometimes Instagram. Both handles are @daniajramirez

TPC: Thank you for stopping by Dania. We’ll be tuned in on October 31st, watching Tell Me a Story on CBS ALL Access!   
DR: thank you for the interview opportunity!

-Jay Katz
Carpe Diem

Trending Comics & More #547

Here are this week’s top trending comic books and new items headed your way this Wednesday 10-10-18
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Trending Pop Culture will be at New York Comic Con 2018 from October 4-7. We hate to leave without proving our fans with some sort of Trending picks, so we’ll give you a condensed version this week. Rapid fire style.
Red Hood and The Outlaws #27 – The new Red Hood shows off his new ways in this issues.
Catwoman #4 – Writer Joelle Jones and artist Fernando Blanco begin to explore parts of Catwoman’s past. Her origin is deepened.
Spider-Geddon #1 – This comic not only features the hot new video game spidey character, but it’ll also introduce some new characters as well. Maybe one of these new spider characters will be the next big thing. Better stay close to this one if you want to be in on the know. Writers Dan Slott, Christos Gage with artist Jorge Molina.
What If Punisher #1 – This Chris Stevens covers says it all. The Spider-Punisher character looks like a total bad as*. Look for this comic to trend big.
Wonder Woman #56 – The second part of “The Witching Hour”.

Red Hood Outlaws #27

Catwoman #4

Spider-Geddon #1

What If Punisher #1

Wonder Woman #56

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Cursed Comics Cavalcade #1 – DC Comics doing their horror comics thing with a whole bunch of creators crammed into one comic to tell different horror tales. Just like the old days kids!
Infinite Dark #1 – New series from Image Comics. Writer Ryan Cady and artist Andrea Mutti.
Murder Falcon #1 – Another new series from Image Comics. Writer Daniel Warren Johnson and art by Mike Spicer.
The Last Space Race #1 – AfterShock debuts a new series from Peter Calloway and Alex Shibao.
Devil Within #1 – Black Mask is back with a debut of their on this Wednesday. Creators Stephanie Phillips and Maan House.

Infinite Dark #1

Last Space Race #1

Cursed Comics #1

Devil Within #1

Murder Falcon #1

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Carpe Diem.
Jay Katz

Top 5 Trending Comics #184

Every week before new comic book day, Trending Pop Culture provides the fans with the Top 5 Trending Comics arriving on new comic book day .
New Comics and items arriving 10/3/18. Trending Comics and More #546

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Typhoid Fever Spider-Man #1 – New comic from writer Clay Chapman and artist Stefano Landini is sold out.
Wonder Woman And Justice League Dark Witching Hour #1 – Evil Wonder Woman makes her appearance. And that ridiculous Ricardo Federici cover, wow. That cover alone will get comic fans curious.Writer James Tynion IV and artist Jesus Merino.
Deathstroke #36 – Begins the new story-arc ‘Arkham’. Writer Christopher Priest, artists Ed Benes and Fernando Pasarin. This comic is sold out on the distributor level. Get your first print copies asap.
Nightwing #50 – This series starts up a new arc, ‘Knight Terrors’. Writer Ben Percy, artists Chris Mooneyham and Travis Moore. On the verge of a sell out.
Dead Rabbit #1 – Sold out comic from Image Comics. Writer Gerry Duggan and artist John McCrea.

Top 5 Comic This Week

Top 5 Comic This Week

Top 5 Comic This Week

Top 5 Comic This Week

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Here are the rest of the trending comics and items headed your way this Wednesday from Trending Comics and More #546
Daredevil #254 (1988)
Showcase 96 #3
Deadpool #5
What If Spider-Man #1
Infinity Wars Sleepwalker #1
Sleepwalker #1 (1991)
Superior Octopus #1
X-Men Black Magneto #1
Shatterstar #1
Batman The MAXX Arkham Dreams #1
Darker Image #1 (1993)
Lollipop Kids #1 
Blackbird #1 
Errand Boys #1 
Jook Joint #1 
Death Orb #1 
Star Wars Adventures Tales From Vaders Castle #1 
Barack Panther #1 
Rainbow Brite #1 

Carpe Diem
Jay Katz