Comic Books, Cold Beer and Saving Animals

by April Vickery

Memory Lane Comics and Front Street Brewery are teaming up with two amazing men to put the “Fun” in Fundraiser Saturday the 15th!

PhilAt 1:00pm, Jake’s Memory Lane Comics (5214 Market St. 105, Wilmington) will be hosting a signing during their grand opening with non other than Phil Jimenez and Scott Lope!

Phil is best known for his work as an artist and writer for my hero, DC’s Wonder Woman! (2000-2003) His work spans throughout other titles and characters such as Infinite Crisis, The Invisibles, New X-Men and Astonishing X-Men and of course Savage Wolverine.

Scott is an animal advocate who was voted 2009’s Animal Planet Hero of the Year and the star of Discovery Channel’s Wild Animal Repo. He has dedicated his life to animals great and small.


100% of the proceeds from the sale of Savage Wolverine #12 & #13, written by Lope, will go to the incredible non-profit organization, Animal Warriors. So, head on out to Memory Lane on Saturday afternoon, pick up some comics and help a great cause.

WolverineSavageSATURDAY NIGHT: The fun won’t end there though! Later that evening, Front Street Brewery and Memory Lane Comics will be hosting a post-party in the “Rafter Room.” There will be a Q & A session with Phil and Scott as well as a few other surprises!!

Saving animals, reading comics and drinking local brews–How could anyone resist that? I know where I’ll be, but if you can’t make the signing and after party, please go to and find out how you can help too.

WHAT’S UP IN WILMYWOOD 04/10/13 – Tammy, Wild Blue, Under the Dome, and more!



Under the Dome will be filming in Southport today.

Tammy, the big budget flick starring Melissa McCarthy, Susan Sarandon and Kathy Bates is still in pre-production.  But if you are looking to be an extra on this comedy, they will begin taking submissions within the next two weeks.  I, of course, will give you the info you need when I am allowed to tell you.

Plus, I’ve got more scoop for ya on this movie,  really really big news actually, but I will reveal that tomorrow.  Wow, I totally did a Ryan Seacrest on ya there, didn’t I?  I will tell you…after the break!

But I digress…

The lovely Cassie Foss at the Star News solved the mystery yesterday, about the pilot looking to shoot here in June.  It’s coming from the Fox network.  Wild Blue is about a group of men and women working aboard a U.S. Navy aircraft carrier.  So far they have been scouting the Coty Inc. plant in Rocky Point.  It stars Mykelti Williamson (Bubba of Forrest Gump) as Master Chief Donald Bowman along with Josh Salatin, Will Rothhaar, Alano Miller and Gina Rodriguez.

The show will follow a group of young working sailors aboard a battleship.  Hey Fox, we got one of those!  Just sayin’!   No word whether a location scout have been to the USS North Carolina.

Still not counting out Dolph Lundgren’s Rescue 3 coming here yet.

UNCW Seahawks one more day to win a contest that would bring  actors Seth Rogen and Craig Robinson to campus for an advanced screening of the comedy This is the End, which will hit theaters in June.

The web site Eventful is hosting a contest for the celebs to show up at the college with the most online demands

The contest ends tomorrow.  VOTE HERE.   UNCW is in second place, only behind the University of California, Santa Barbara.

Tickets are officially on sale!  Ironman 3 – filmed right here in Wilmington and the surrounding area will open in local cinemas on May 3 in three different formats, including 3D and IMAX.  Of course they will have the midnight showings as well.   Purchase your tickets now from Fandango!

At Regal Cinemas, you can see the film in IMAX for $15.75 or in 3-D for $13.75. Or, do the marathon!  Watch all three Iron Man films back-to-back for $35.

That just about does it for me; I will have more Wilmywood updates for you tomorrow morning and every morning (Monday-Friday) at 8:30am.  Post your comments below or if you got some scoop, send it my way:  Until then, that’s a wrap!