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ESPN+ Nearly Doubled in Subscribers Last Year

ESPN+ hit 13.8 Million Subscribers, a Massive 75% Increase Year-over-Year

Over the last years, ESPN’s business model has changed, both from a digital and broadcast perspective. The multinational cable sports channel is putting a bigger focus on its additional paid service, ESPN+, as the number of sports fans who chose live streaming instead of other media platforms continues to rise.

According to data presented by Safe Betting Sites, the number of ESPN+ subscribers hit 13.8 million as of April, a massive 75% increase year-over-year.

The Number of Subscribers Doubled Amid the Pandemic

Not meant as a replacement for the cable channel, the ESPN+ has become essential for sports fans who don’t have the cable channel to access ESPN’s content and coverage. It has also grown into a necessary service for sports fanatics, searching for exclusive access to specific sports coverage, special analysis, events, shows, and much more.

In the first quarter of the fiscal year 2019, ESPN+ had around 1.4 million subscribers, revealed the Walt Disney Company’s financial results. Over the next twelve months, this figure jumped by 370% to 6.6 million. However, statistics show the number of subscribers surged after the pandemic struck, as more and more sports fans started choosing live sports streaming over other media platforms. Since January 2020, the number of ESPN+ subscribers more than doubled, rising from 6.6 million to 13.8 million.

Almost 40% of Sports Fans Choose Live Streaming Content, China Leads in Global Comparison

The global YouGov survey conducted in January 2021, revealed some interesting facts about the platforms and media channels sports fans choose to watch sports content. Although live TV still represents the global number-one choice for watching sports, almost 40% of sports fans prefer live streaming content. Statistics show that sports fans aged between 18 and 24 lead in watching live sports streaming, with 47% of them using these services. Millennials, aged between 25 and 34, ranked second with 45% of respondents who stated they do the same.

The social media platforms ranked as the third-most-popular choice for watching sports content, with a 34% share among respondents. Online content, mobile apps, and newspapers followed with 25%, 24%, and 19% share, respectively. Only 8% of all respondents followed sports via magazines.

The survey also showed China represents the leading market for live sports streaming, with 54% of respondents who use online streams to follow the sport. Indonesia, Taiwan, the Philippines, and the United Arab Emirates follow with 50%, 49%, and 42% share, respectively.

The United States, France, and Japan were on the other side of the list with a 17%, 16%, and 13% share, respectively.

Read the full story here at Safe Betting Sites’ website.

Kaelen Felix Self Portrait for 360 Magazine

Artist Kaelen Felix

As a native of St. Louis, Missouri, Kaelen Felix is a graduate of Memphis College of Art with a Bachelor of Fine Art in Illustration (2018). When she was an undergraduate, she interned for Jabberblabber Earth Family Magazine, a monthly magazine with over 100,000 readers in the tri-state area. In October 2017, her illustration of their Jabberblabber character was featured on the front cover of the grandparent issue. That publication is an achievement for Kaelen as an undergraduate while looking back; she couldn’t be more thrilled to be a part of it. The experience allowed her to define her artistic skills and to pursue a career in publishing.

Ms. Felix began her career as an artist when she was two years old! Six months later, Kaelen discovered her calling is to pursue art in illustration for books. As a child, art came naturally to Kaelen. Her tenacious desire allowed Kaelen to use her artistic ability to create storytelling book scenes from her imagination. She would often pay attention to how the light was casting on dolls and toys. She would create still-life and draw from observation for hours. Kaelen’s desire to spend a whole day on art made her heart complete as it showed her passion for capturing the light source and balancing the shadows became evident she could do it! Her favorite artist from the impression period, Vincent Van Gogh, inspired her whimsical style. The intricate details in her woodwork and water show her forte for a whimsy pattern.

Kaelen’s illustration career officially started in 2018. After completing undergrad, Kaelen collaborated with a remote author to illustrate a 32-page children’s book, A Colorful Balloon Ride (2018). At 23, Kaelen became a published illustrator and then collaborated with another children’s book author and created a 60-page book, Freddy the Foster Frog: Finds a Friendly Family (2020).

Currently, Kaelen is working on several collaborative projects, illustrating book 2 of the Freddy the Foster Frog series and acting as an illustrative editor for a soon to be published children’s book. In December 2020, Kaelen became an award-winning Best Book Illustrator for Freddy the Foster Frog from the SABA (Sound Advice Book Awards) in England!

Kaelen is a current intern for 360 Magazine (remotely), which is an edgy and fashion-forward company located in downtown Los Angeles, California. She illustrates topics such as celebrities, food, culture, and present news topics that coincide with political and other climate-changing current news. She thrives on creative and innovative illustrations that create a stylized and pop-art feel similar to Andy Warhol. Kaelen loves taking on any new challenge while being an intern at 360 Magazine as she embraced their well-known publications, print magazine, and brand identity.

Kaelen has a wide range of experience from illustrating magazine work to illustrating and designing two children’s books. Ms. Felix strongly believes collaboration is the key to creating a cohesive portfolio of work illustration or design. When illustrating the books, she always has a process of starting with reading the manuscript story, then it becomes a matter of how many illustrations need to be done in a timely or monthly manner. Finally, it comes down to a deadline and meeting that goal to be proficient in the business world. The process for all her commissioned pieces starts with brainstorming an idea from imagination and putting that idea on paper. She converses back and forth with clients to ensure their goals and visions are met! If she gets the final approval then, she applies the small thumbnail sketch onto the larger paper or digital platform.

Her inspiration as a kid also came from animals living in eco-friendly environments and creating characters with child-like style in my whimsical way. As far as the digital designs go, those vary in terms of how the style and vision come about from the client. Especially for 360 magazine, it’s a matter of not overthinking the process and trusting her instincts to create a work the magazine’s audience would be attracted to.

Ms. Felix works in areas from traditional illustrative mediums to digital graphics and print production art materials. Her areas of expertise include production art, illustration, print production art, and graphic art/design; she has over a couple of years of experience in those fields as she continues to work on fine-tuning her craft. Ms. Felix hopes to continue her illustration work while learning more about graphic design, brand identity, and the print packaging experience in a creative field from five to ten years down the line. Someday, she too is hoping to publish her own children’s book from her animal illustrations on her website! It’s always been a long-term goal to become a published illustrator and designer, and the Memphis College of Art, coupled with 360 Magazine allows her to follow her dream since the day she knew it could happen.

For more information on her upcoming publications, illustration, designs, and more: check out her Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn.

Superhero illustrated by Mina Tocalini for 360 MAGAZINE.

Marvel TV Auction

Prop Store, one of the leading film and TV memorabilia companies, in association with ABC Studios and Marvel Entertainment, has today announced the first MARVEL TELEVISION LIVE AUCTION to feature original costumes, props and set decoration from Marvel’s longest running live action television series MARVEL’S AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. 

Over 500 lots will be offered in this live auction, which takes place this November. Fans can register now to bid in the auction and to get updates at www.propstore.com/marvel.

Additional preview galleries focused on each of the seven seasons will be made available every Friday starting August 14th. Lots offered will span across each season, including items from many of the characters who originated from the series and others who make appearances from the broader Marvel Cinematic Universe or the pages of Marvel Comics.

Highlights of the upcoming auction that fans and collectors can bid on with estimated sale prices include:

  • Alphonso “Mack” Mackenzie’s Signature Shotgun Axe from Season 7, Est. $10,000 – $15,000
  • Daisy “Skye” Johnson’s “Quake” Costume from Season 5, Est. $8,000 – $10,000
  • Robbie Reyes’ “Ghost Rider” Costume from Season 4, Est. $8,000 – $10,000
  • The Darkhold Book from Season 4 and Marvel’s Runaways, Est. $8,000 – $10,000
  • Mike Petersen’s “Deathlok” Costume from Season 5, Est. $6,000 – $8,000
  • Bobbi Morse’s “Mockingbird” Costume with Batons from Season 2, Est. $6,000 – $8,000
  • Deke Shaw’s Space Costume with Light-Up Helmet and Light-Up Gravitonuim Belt from Season 5, Est. $6,000 – $8,000
  • Jeffrey Mace’s “The Patriot” Stunt Costume from Season 4, Est. $6,000 – $8,000
  • Nick Fury’s Costume Components with Toolbox Cube from Season 1, Est. $5,000 – $7,000
  • AIDA’s “Madame Hydra” Full Cloak Costume with Wig from Season 4, Est. $3,000 – $5,000
  • Asgardian Berserker Staff Pieces from Season 1, Est. $3,000 – $5,000
  • Elena “Yo-Yo” Rodriguez’s Gloves from Seasons 5-7, Est. $3,000 – $5,000
  • Phil Coulson’s Light-Up S.H.I.E.L.D. Badge from Season 1, Est. $2,500 – $3,500
  • Melinda May’s Hydra Costume from Season 4, Est. $2,500 – $3,500
  • Phil Coulson’s Chronicom LMD Costume from Seasons 6 & 7, Est. $1,500-$2,500

Each item comes with a Certificate of Authenticity signed by Prop Store and Marvel Entertainment EVP and Creative Director, Joe Quesada.  

Prop Store is offering a free chance to win a production used Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D “C.A.S.T.” chairback or one of four S.H.I.E.L.D. or Hydra production made patches to five winners who register for the auction. 

Chuck Costas, VP of Business Development & Operations for Prop Store, commented on the upcoming auction: “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D was an innovative series that brought together an original S.H.I.E.L.D team with Marvel favorites from the broader Marvel Cinematic Universe and pages of Marvel Comics.  We’re excited to offer Marvel fans a curated selection of the most iconic props and costumes from the greatest moments in all seven seasons of this classic television series.  It’s amazing to see some of these gadgets and costumes in person… and now we’re giving people a chance to own them!” 

Mike Pasciullo, SVP, Marvel Marketing and Communications, spoke about the upcoming auction: “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. was not only our first live action television series, it’s also Marvel Television’s longest running television series. This show was truly made for the fans and it has been the fans’ support and excitement that has allowed us to have seven amazing seasons. I cannot imagine a better way to celebrate that fandom than by giving everyone a chance to add authentic pieces of this ground breaking series to their cherished collections.”

Operating since 1998, Prop Store founder Stephen Lane’s love for movies led him to begin hunting for the same props and costumes that were used to create his favorite films. He found that he could not only provide collectors with access to their most coveted pieces, but also establish archival standards for a new, pop-culture hybrid of fine art and memorabilia collecting – prop art. Prop Store handles prop disposal, sale, archive and auction services to production companies and distributors as well as fixed price item sale on its website.

Marvel Entertainment, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company, is one of the world’s most prominent character-based entertainment companies, built on a proven library of more than 8,000 characters featured in a variety of media for over eighty years. Marvel utilizes its character franchises in entertainment, licensing, publishing, games, and digital media.

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Mina illustration for 360 Magazine

Mina Tocalini

About Mina Tocalini

Mina Tocalini is the child of Argentinian immigrants and was born in South Bay California, at the age of five she moved with her family to Arizona, where she remained until she graduated high school. Recently, she has been living between Pittsburgh, Pa and Los Angeles, California as she completes her Bachelor of Arts in Film and Visual Media (minoring in Animation) at Carnegie Mellon University. She is expected to graduate in May of 2021 and will be taking her classes remotely due to the Coronavirus pandemic.

This past summer Mina began working for 360 Magazine as a Digital Media intern, in which she creates illustrations and writes articles. Her career interests are mainly focused in the entertainment/marketing industry and specifically include working in: graphic design, illustration, animation, post-production, video editing and creative development.

As a fine artist, Mina goes by Pia, her middle name. She mostly creates expressionist portrait paintings and is often drawn to using a wide range of colors and shapes to define the features of the face. Mina loves the texture that develops through the use of various colors and believe it gives each portrait its own personality. Her favorite styles of art are psychedelic, fauvism and anything that veers away from reality.

spider-woman strikes again

Spider-Woman Strikes Again

SPIDER-WOMAN HITS A NEW MILESTONE THIS OCTOBER!

October’s Spider-Woman #5 Marks the 100th issue of Spider-Woman

Since her debut in 1977’s Marvel Spotlight #32, Spider-Woman has played many different roles across the Marvel Universe from S.H.I.E.L.D. Agent to Avenger. Over the years, her astounding adventures have made her one of Marvel’s most popular Super Heroes, even starring in her very own Saturday morning cartoon now streaming on Disney+. This October, Marvel is proud to celebrate the 100th issue of SPIDER-WOMAN by bringing you a landmark issue that’s full of venom blasts, intrigue, and all the high-stakes Super Hero action Jessica Drew fans love her for!

SPIDER-WOMAN #5, a special giant-sized issue of the current action-packed run by writer Karla Pacheco and artist Pere Pérez, will have Jessica continuing her feud with Octavia Vermis, the daughter of Spider-Woman’s classic HYDRA foe, Otto Vermis. Just when you thought the complex web that makes up Jessica Drew’s life couldn’t get any more complicated, Spider-Woman discovers long hidden truths about her origin, her family, and her future. These bold revelations will propel Jessica Drew into this redefining chapter of her Super Hero career!

“When Jessica Drew made her first appearance in Marvel Spotlight #32 on February 10th, 1977, I was also making my first appearance,” Pacheco said. “One hundred issues and 43 years later, it’s been a wild journey for both myself and Spider-Woman. I am beyond proud to be part of the amazing team bringing Jess back in this series, and I think it’s so incredible we get to pay tribute to the history of Spider-Woman, while setting up the next, absolutely MINDBLOWING chapter of Jessica Drew’s adventures. Seriously, if you thought the first 5 issues were bonkers…I assure you, we’re just getting started.”

Check out the explosive cover by superstar artist Greg Land, and pick up SPIDER-WOMAN #100 at your local comic shop this October! For more information, visit marvel.com

SPIDER-WOMAN #5
Written by KARLA PACHECO
Art by PERE PÉREZ & MATTIA DE IULIS
Cover by GREG LAND

 
To find a comic shop near you, visit HERE.
 
About Marvel Entertainment:
 
Marvel Entertainment, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company, is one of the world’s most prominent character-based entertainment companies, built on a proven library of more than 8,000 characters featured in a variety of media for over eighty years. Marvel utilizes its character franchises in entertainment, licensing, publishing, games, and digital media.
 

For more information visit HERE.

Marvel The Pull List

Marvel – The Pull List

MARVEL’S THE PULL LIST UNVEILS EXCLUSIVE PREVIEWS FOR UPCOMING MARVEL COMICS IN OCTOBER

Today, Marvel released its special edition of THE PULL LIST, unveiling exclusive information for the hottest books coming to comic shops this October!

Tucker Markus took the reins of this special previews announcement solo, presenting the first look at a few bleeding-edge Marvel comics, with info all about new series, art, and creative teams heading to your local comic shop in three months! This special previews announcement gave viewers a first look at the highly anticipated X-Men crossover, X OF SWORDS and the celebration of 50 years of Conan the Barbarian’s Marvel Comics legacy in CONAN THE BARBARIAN #15 THE OFFICIAL HANDBOOK OF THE CONAN UNIVERSE ANNIVERSARY EDITION. This latest episode also teased new eras for both the Fantastic Four in FANTASTIC FOUR #25 and Captain Marvel in CAPTAIN MARVEL #25 and exciting starts for the brand new WEREWOLF BY NIGHT and the new CHAMPIONS. The Pull List also shed light on KING IN BLACK, the next chapter in Donny Cates and Ryan Stegman’s landmark run on VENOM coming in December!

For more information, check out this special episode of Marvel’s PULL LIST. Tune in to Marvel’s Pull List each week for more exclusive news and reveals.

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X OF SWORDS: STASIS #1
Written by TINI HOWARD & JONATHAN HICKMAN
Art by PEPE LARRAZ & MAHMUD ASRAR
Cover by PEPE LARRAZ

THE OFFICIAL HANDBOOK OF THE CONAN UNIVERSE ANNIVERSARY EDITION
Written by ALAN ZELENETZ
Cover by MICHAEL KALUTA

CONAN THE BARBARIAN #15
Written by JIM ZUB
Art by ROGÊ ANTÔNIO
Cover by E.M. GIST

FANTASTIC FOUR #25
Written by DAN SLOTT
Art by R.B. SILVA
Cover by MARK BROOKS

CAPTAIN MARVEL #22
Written by KELLY THOMPSON
Art by LEE GARBETT
Cover by JORGE MOLIN

WEREWOLF BY NIGHT #1
Written by TABOO & BENJAMIN JACKENDOFF
Art by SCOT EATON
COVER by MIKE MCKONE

CHAMPIONS #1
Written by EVE L. EWING
Art by SIMONE DI MEO

KING IN BLACK #1
Written by DONNY CATES
Art and Cover by RYAN STEGMAN

To find a comic shop near you, visit HERE

About Marvel Entertainment:

Marvel Entertainment, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company, is one of the world’s most prominent character-based entertainment companies, built on a proven library of more than 8,000 characters featured in a variety of media for over eighty years. Marvel utilizes its character franchises in entertainment, licensing, publishing, games, and digital media.

Marvel Alien and Predator visual

Marvel Comics – Alien and Predator

MARVEL COMICS TO PUBLISH NEW ALIEN AND PREDATOR STORIES ALL-NEW ALIEN AND PREDATOR STORIES TO KICK OFF IN 2021

Today, Marvel Entertainment announced three iconic franchises – ALIEN, PREDATOR, and ALIEN VS. PREDATOR – will be launching all-new stories with Marvel Comics starting in 2021! Revealed exclusively by IGN, the new comic series will feature new and classic characters from Earth and beyond to explore never-before-seen corners of both the Alien and Predator universes.

Following the debut of Alien in 1979 and Predator in 1987, the films built a cult following and expanded rapidly to include toys, games, novels, and comic books, eventually leading to 2004’s landmark crossover Alien vs. Predator. Marvel’s new stories will draw from all of these properties, building on decades of multimedia storytelling. Get a first look at next year’s deadly new chapter with spine-chilling cover art by David Finch!

“There’s nothing more thrilling than a story that will keep you at the edge of your seat, and Alien and Predator have delivered that time and time again!” C.B. Cebulski, Editor-in-Chief of Marvel, told IGN. “I can clearly remember where I was when I saw each of these modern masterpieces for the first time, and reveling in how both masterfully weave extraterrestrial dread and drama into some of the most iconic scenes we’ve ever seen on film. And it’s that legacy that we’re going to live up to!”

“The incredible legacies of both franchises offer some of the most compelling and exciting world building in all of science fiction,” said Marvel Editor Jake Thomas. “It is a thrill and an honor to be able to add to that mythology and continuity with all-new stories set within those universes.”

“Alien and Predator are the two of the most identifiable, iconic characters of all time, and I love them for that,” said Finch. “But mostly, it’s being fortunate enough to be a kid when they were new. I’ve seen every movie they’ve ever been in, and I cannot wait to see them wreaking havoc in the Marvel Universe. I drew my pictures of them with a massive smile on my face.”

“As a visual medium, comics are the perfect place to build on those moments, and we here at Marvel are honored to begin telling these stories for fans everywhere,” added Cebulski. “As our release schedule continues to return, we can’t wait to share more in the coming months!”

Details on upcoming ALIEN and PREDATOR comic book titles, collections, reprints, and creative teams will be shared at a later date.

For Marvel’s most up-to-date release schedule for your favorite comics, visit HERE.

Be sure to ask your local comic book shop about their current business policies to observe social distancing or other services they may offer, including holding or creating pull lists, curbside pick-ups, special deliveries and other options to accommodate. Find and support your local comic book shop HERE or by visiting HERE.

To find a comic shop near you, visit HERE

About Marvel Entertainment:

Marvel Entertainment, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company, is one of the world’s most prominent character-based entertainment companies, built on a proven library of more than 8,000 characters featured in a variety of media for over eighty years.

Marvel utilizes its character franchises in entertainment, licensing, publishing, games, and digital media.

For more information visit HERE.

IRON MAN New Release

TRUE METAL. HEAVY GRIT. IRON MAN.

IRON MAN goes back to basics in a new comic series from Christopher Cantwell, CAFU, and Alex Ross this fall!

This September, Tony Stark will be going back to basics and putting the MAN back in Iron Man!

Acclaimed writer and producer Christopher Cantwell (Doctor Doom, TV’s Halt and Catch Fire) and international superstar artist CAFU (Jane Foster: Valkyrie) will be bringing Marvel readers a new age of iron, including an all-new suit of armor designed by legendary Marvel painter Alex Ross. Don’t miss your first look at the series in the Iron Man #1 Trailer!

“I’m over the moon about getting a shot at writing the Golden Avenger. Since Bob Layton’s art in the 1980s captured my imagination as a kid, I’ve been fascinated by Iron Man, and in this new story run I’m aiming to explore the question: who should Iron Man be today? An angel? A god? Or just a humble man?” said Cantwell. “Tony’s going to try and strip the idea of Iron Man all the way down to its metal core, something that will constantly be at odds with his giant ego. We’ll see if he can truly keep his arrogant self-image in check, even as others with god complexes set their sights on the entire universe.”

Tony is putting away his high-tech toys and high-profile image so he can get his hands dirty again. But can he really lay that Stark-sized ego down?

Life isn’t always that simple, something that old friends and frustrating foes are quick to point out. If you strip a billionaire down to his bolts, does he run solid…or just overheat? For answers to these questions, along with a thrilling new era of rock-solid super-heroic action and adventure, do not miss IRON MAN #1 when it soars into comic shops this September!

Iron Man #1
Written by Christopher Cantwell
Art by CAFU
Wraparound cover art by Alex Ross

To find a comic shop near you, visit HERE! 

About Marvel Entertainment:

Marvel Entertainment, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company, is one of the world’s most prominent character-based entertainment companies, built on a proven library of more than 8,000 characters featured in a variety of media for over eighty years. Marvel utilizes its character franchises in entertainment, licensing, publishing, games, and digital media. For more information visit HERE.

illustration, 360 MAGAZINE, Alejandra Villagra

Washington Examiner Weekly Podcast

The Washington Examiner is excited to announce the launch of a new weekly podcast.

This week, the Washington Examiner launched Mag Mena podcastfeaturing the magazine editors of the Washington Examiner, offering analysis and commentary of the week’s news and what stories the editors are working on for the week ahead.

It will be hosted by Executive Editor Seth Mandel, Managing Editor Jay Caruso, Life and Arts Editor Park MacDougal and Deputy Editor J. Grant Addison.

“The combined experience of the editors and their diverse perspectives will make Mag Men the most eclectic political podcast out there,” said Mandel.

Ricochet, which averages 5 million downloads a month, also handles the hosting and distribution of other Washington Examiner podcasts, including the “Hashing it Out,” a weekly podcast hosted by Siraj Hashmi“The Byron York Show,” hosted by Washington Examiner Chief Political Correspondent Byron York, and “Examining Politics, “a daily podcast hosted by talk-show host Larry O’Connor

Peter Robinson and Rob Long, the co-founders of Ricochet and Ricochet CEO Scott Immergut said, “We are of course thrilled to be carrying the Washington Examiner Editor’s Podcast (Mag Men) and extending our relationship with MediaDC”.
In the next several weeks, Ricochet and the Washington Examiner will be launching additional podcasts.

All of the Washington Examiner podcasts are available at washingtonexaminer.com/podcasts

Washington Examiner brings readers excellence in news coverage, reporting and thoughtful commentary. It is published by MediaDC, a subsidiary of Clarity Media.

Riochet.com is the leading center-right audio network online, has been producing podcasts since 2011, and is also home to a vibrant community of members and listeners who discuss and discuss every topic under the sun in a fully moderated discussion site. Ricochet was founded in 2011 and distributes and sells podcasts for Commentary Magazine, The Daily Wire, Washington Free Beacon, National Review, The Hoover Institution, AEI, the Heritage Foundation, and many more.