It’s with an extremely heavy heart that I have to write this news. Jon Schneep, writer for Metalocalypse, creator of The Death of Superman Lives, What Happened?, host of Collider Heroes, and one of the sweatiest geeks ever has passed away. To many like myself, Schnepp has been an inspiration in the creative world of geeky pop culture and yesterday he lost his life after battling a massive stroke. Schnepp has lately found his home on Collider and that family has issued a statement about the man, including one from his loved one Holly Payne.

Schnepp’s fiancée Holly Payne released the following statement:

It is with a broken heart that I announce the passing of our beloved Jon Schnepp, who died peacefully on July 19, 2018.

 

Jon ultimately succumbed to the effects of a massive stroke. He had a blood clot removed from his left carotid artery, but the bleeding could not be stopped. Irreparable and catastrophic damage was caused to both hemispheres and all brain activity ceased. His sister Deborah and I had to make the difficult decision to take him off of life support. There was no possible way for him to recover. Please understand.

 

I spent the last hour of his life with him holding him, laying my head across his massive chest, kissing him, stroking his hair, playing his favorite songs, and telling him over and over again how much I love him. My life has been forever changed by Jon. I feel endlessly grateful to have shared 16 years of laughter, love and incredible adventures together, including the making of a feature film, as well as a television series that I hope to complete and release later this year in his honor.

 

Jon’s mother Miriam, his father David, his sister Deborah and I are devastated beyond measure. We appreciate your love and support, and most importantly your understanding of our privacy at this time as we grieve.

 

Thank you,

Holly Payne

Collider CEO Marc Fernandez also released the following statement:

On July 19th, at 6:06pm PST our friend, colleague, and king sweaty, Jon Schnepp passed away peacefully surrounded by his family and loved ones. Jon means so much to Collider and to me personally. Jon didn’t allow all the barriers that life creates to deter him from his goals and his passions. It’s beautiful to be awkward, less than perfect, and sweat profusely over the things you love. Collider will never be the same, I won’t be the same, and neither will you, his legion of fans that he valued above everything else. Let’s all come together and give Jon Schnepp a moment of loudness. We love you so much.

Currently, Collider is running a memoriam for Schnepp which you can watch below. RIP big guy, we’re all going to miss you greatly.

All-New Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Toys Rise To Retail Stores

The newest Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles series, Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles premiered this week and with new cartoons come new toys. They'll be showing up on shelves in October and we have our first information on what to expect below! Playmates Toys...

Top of the Stack: Comic Book New Releases 9/19/18

Rain tap-tap-tapped on the broken window pane. A boppy melody to the storm seemed inviting. The sun shone through the clouds, defiant and strange. Despite the sun, the house was cold. Frigid from years of wind striping the life from the stained counter tops and...

TUESDAY BLU’S DAY – NEW RELEASES ON BLU-RAY 9/18/18

Hello to another fulfilled week of... nothing special.  We have a re-release of Platoon that's worth mentioning, as well as season 3 of Supergirl, and season 11 of X-Files. The big one for the week is Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom.  Sadly, reviews for...

First Captain Marvel trailer has arrived! Skrulls, Kree, Brie Larson kicking ass!

And finally its here, the trailer for Captain Marvel starring Brie Larson. The film looks like it's going to be pretty freaking fantastic, taking us back to the 90s and showing us a de-aged version of Samuel L. Jackson's Nick Fury, Lee Pace returning as Ronan the...