Thursday, September 30, 2010

Radical Comics Offers Prizes for Reviews

Press release:

REVIEW AND WIN WITH RADICAL

Sept 22nd, 2010, Los Angeles, CA – If you’re a Facebook fan of Radical Publishing, you could easily win free signed comics from both Rick Remender and Clint Langley. All you have to do is read and post a review on Radical Publishing’s Facebook Fan page for DRIVER FOR THE DEAD #2, on sale September 29th. The reviewer with the greatest number of both “likes” and “comments” will win:

- One copy of THE LAST DAYS OF AMERICAN CRIME #1 signed by Rick Remender
- One copy of HERCULES: THE KNIVES OF KUSH #1 signed by Clint Langley

Created and written by John Heffernan with illustrations from Leonardo Manco, DRIVER FOR THE DEAD has already received overwhelming praise since the first issue hit the stands.

"If you’re looking for a fun ride, look no further. DRIVER FOR THE DEAD #1 literally puts the pedal to the metal, plows through anyone (or anything) in its way and never looks back." - Fangoria

"... Writing and visuals that are virtually cinematic in caliber and scope." - Philadelphia Daily News

"Hang onto your seats because DRIVER FOR THE DEAD promises to take you on a helluva ride." - Buzz Focus

"... A fun story and kick-ass art. Simply put, it's one cool comic." - Player Affinity

Each Facebook account is limited to one review and the deadline for reviews is 12:00 A.M. PST on October 5th. Contact your local comic book retailer to reserve your copy of Driver for the Dead #2 and inspire your network of friends to help you win.


About Radical Publishing
Radical Publishing is founded by Barry Levine (producer for Hercules, Caliber, Freedom Formula, Shrapnel, Abattoir, Oblivion, The Last Days of American Crime, Legends, Damaged, Earp: Saints for Sinners and executive producer for the in-development Rex Mundi movie for Warner Bros., written by Jim Uhls and starring Johnny Depp) and entrepreneur Jesse Berger (executive producer for Hercules, Caliber, Freedom Formula, Shrapnel, Abattoir, Oblivion, The Last Days of American Crime, Legends, Damaged and Earp: Saints for Sinners).

For their quality and excellence in 2008, Radical Publishing was granted the Gem Award for “Best New Publisher of the Year” from Diamond Comic Distributors. Radical brings the best writing, storytelling, and fully painted cover and interior art to the global comic book market and currently has production deals with Spyglass Entertainment and Peter Berg’s Film 44 for Hercules, with Johnny Depp's Infinitum Nihil for Caliber, New Regency and Bryan Singer’s Bad Hat Harry Productions for Freedom Formula, Ron Howard and Brian Grazer’s Imagine Entertainment for Legends, Dreamworks, Sam Raimi’s Star Road Entertainment and Mandeville Films for Earp: Saints for Sinners as well as Walt Disney Pictures for Oblivion. For more information, visit http://www.radicalpublishing.com/.

Bluewater Does Mark Zuckerberg Bio Comic



“MARK ZUCKERBERG: CREATOR OF FACEBOOK” A DIFFERENT KIND OF COMIC BOOK BIOGRAPHY FROM BLUEWATER
 
In December, Bluewater Productions is publishing a biographical comic book called "Mark Zuckerberg: Creator of Facebook", a 48 page giant sized issue priced at $6.99. Written by Jerome Maida and penciled by Sal Field, with cover art by Michal Szyksznian, it will be available from comic book stores and online retailers.

Who is the real Mark Zuckerberg? The answer, of course, is somewhere in between and Bluewater Productions is announcing it is filling that gap and exploring the background of the website's founder in the medium of comic books.

The young billionaire and creator and CEO of Facebook who announced recently that he is generously donating $100 million to public schools in Newark? Or the cold-blooded businessman who walks over people to get what he wants - the way he is portrayed in the critically acclaimed movie "The Social Network".

"This is a fascinating story" says Maida. "I enjoyed researching it because it's extremely compelling. Think about it. Mark Zuckerberg is the youngest billionaire on the planet and created something that has already had a profound impact on the world. Yet hardly anyone knows much about him. It's amazing."

The road to success, Maida says, was not preordained nor was it always a smooth ride.

"Mark was offered loads of money at a young age and turned all his suitors down because deep down he knew he had higher goals than to work for someone else", says Maida. "Bill Gates offered Mark a million dollars while Mark was still in high school to work for him and Mark turned it down. I mean, how many high school kids will ever be made an offer like that? Very few. And how many would have the confidence to turn it down and pursue their own path? Very few, if any. But that's what Mark did."

Of course, Mark wasn't able to do everything on his own. He received help to various degrees and in different capacities from others. Many of these business relationships did not end well.

"Rightly or wrongly, Mark dealt harshly with some people on his way to where he is today", says Maida. " As we see, he left many people feeling betrayed. I try my best to be fair here. No one is totally innocent in this story. I try to represent each of the major players' point of view."

“Bluewater is looking to tell unique stories that are just not about celebrities”. Said publisher Darren G. Davis “The 1st biography one shot we are doing is about Father Yod and The Source Family and Mark Zukerberg will follow the next month. These books are not only good reading to get to know the subjects but are also being used as a tool in schools and libraries. ”

"Mark Zuckerberg: Creator of Facebook" will hit shelves in December but will be available to order at bookstores, comic stores or online at www.tfaw.com.


About Bluewater Productions
Bluewater Productions Inc. is one of the top independent production studios of comic books, young adult books and graphic novels. Its extensive catalog of titles includes the bestsellers “10th Muse” and “The Legend of Isis” ”Bluewater publishes comic books in partnership with entertainment icon William Shatner (“TekWar Chronicles”), legendary filmmaker Ray Harryhausen (“Wrath of the Titans,” “Sinbad: Rogue of Mars,” “Jason and the Argonauts,” et al) and celebrated actor Vincent Price (“Vincent Price Presents”), Additionally, Bluewater publishes a highly successful line of biographical comics under the titles “Female Force” and “Political Power.”

Bluewater aims to unite cutting-edge art and engaging stories produced by its stable of the publishing industry's top artists and writers.

Following its commitment to green publishing, Bluewater comic books are printed on Forest Stewardship Council certified paper. FSC certification guarantees that the paper used in Bluewater books contains fiber from well managed and responsibility harvested forests that meet strict environmental and socioeconomic standards.

For more information, visit http://www.bluewaterprod.com/.

Crack Comics #63 Appears 61 Years Later

THE NEXT GOLDEN AGE

Image Comics continues the NEXT ISSUE PROJECT with CRACK COMICS #63

In December, another Golden Age classic will get its next issue with the NEXT ISSUE PROJECT: CRACK COMICS #63.

The NEXT ISSUE PROJECT: CRACK COMICS #63 picks up where Quality Comics' CRACK COMICS #62 left off in 1949, with all-new stories by modern day creators. The all-star line up includes ALAN WEISS (Captain America, Amazing Spider-Man, Tom Strong), ERIK LARSEN (SAVAGE DRAGON, Amazing Spider-Man), HERB TRIMPE (The Incredible Hulk, BPRD: The War on Frogs), PAUL MAYBURY (POPGUN, COMIC BOOK TATTOO), TERRY AUSTIN (Uncanny X-Men, Superman Adventures, Green Lantern), ADAM McGOVERN (Dr. Id), PAOLO LEANDRI (Dr. Id) & CHRIS BURNHAM (OFFICER DOWNE, ELEPHANTMEN). Weiss provided the cover, and MIKE ALLRED (MADMAN) contributed a gorgeous variant cover.

"The NEXT ISSUE PROJECT is for any fan of comics, not just fans of Golden Age books," says editor Erik Larsen. "Often, the promise of Golden Age comics -- where creators were making up the rules as they went along and were blazing new trails -- was more exciting than the reality of Golden Age comics, where creators were essentially mimicking some of the same dull formulaic writing found in other mediums at the time. Everyone who contributed to CRACK COMICS #63 was intent on fulfilling the promise of the Golden Age and delivering a book that was more than a mere homage, but also a thrilling glimpse of what comics could be -- if only creators were allowed to run wild with the characters they were handed! These creative dynamos jumped at the chance to present their own take on these Golden Age heroes and demonstrate comics' true potential!"

NEXT ISSUE PROJECT: CRACK COMICS #63: Captain Triumph! The Clock! Spitfire! Molly the Model! Alias the Spider! Space Legion! Some of the greatest creations from yesterday are brought back to life by some of the greatest creators of today! Fans have marveled over the years as, one by one, characters from comics' Golden Age have been revived for a modern audience. The NEXT ISSUE PROJECT is an ongoing series that continues a classic discontinued title for a modern audience! All stories are complete, self-contained and cool as all hell! All books are Golden Age sized, but these aren't simply an homage to Golden Age comics: They're updated classics by modern masters for a new generation!

NEXT ISSUE PROJECT: CRACK COMICS #63 (Weiss: OCT100451; Allred: OCT100452), a 48-page full-color Golden Age sized comic book for $4.99, will be in stores December 22, 2010. Previous issues of Next Issue Project -- NEXT ISSUE PROJECT #1: FANTASTIC COMICS #24 (OCT071967) and NEXT ISSUE PROJECT #2: SILVER STREAK COMICS #24 (OCT090364) -- are available now.


Image Comics is a comic book and graphic novel publisher founded in 1992 by a collective of best-selling artists. Image has since gone on to become one of the largest comics publishers in the United States. Image currently has five partners: Robert Kirkman, Erik Larsen, Todd McFarlane, Marc Silvestri and Jim Valentino. It consists of five major houses: Todd McFarlane Productions, Top Cow Productions, Shadowline, Skybound and Image Central. Image publishes comics and graphic novels in nearly every genre, sub-genre, and style imaginable. It offers science fiction, romance, horror, crime fiction, historical fiction, humor and more by the finest artists and writers working in the medium today. For more information, visit http://www.imagecomics.com/.

The Walking Dead Creator Visits New York Comic-Con

ROBERT KIRKMAN AT NEW YORK COMIC-CON

The Walking Dead Creator’s Panels, Signings and Projects

Robert Kirkman, creator of comic series The Walking Dead, will be appearing at New York Comic-Con from October 8 – 10; below please find details on his scheduled panels and signings.

PANELS

Image Comics: The Writers / Friday, October 8th / 4:30-5:30pm / Room 1A14
Some of Image Comics’ favorite writers get together to describe the writing process for their books, from inception to publication. Join juggernauts Robert Kirkman (The Walking Dead), Nick Spencer, Ron Marz and Steve Seagle for a discussion about writing, followed by Q&A.

AMC: The Walking Dead / Sunday, October 10th / 2:15pm- 3:45pm / IGN Theater
Moderator Eric Moro of IGN.com will lead panelists (including Robert Kirkman, series stars Andrew Lincoln, Jon Bernthal, Sarah Wayne Callies, Laurie Holden and Steven Yeun, and producers Frank Darabont and Gale Anne Hurd) in a discussion about their experience shooting the “The Walking Dead,” and the process of bringing Kirkman’s comic book to life on the small screen, among other topics, followed by Q&A.

SIGNINGS
Friday, 3:00- 4:15pm, Booth 1647
Saturday, 11:00am - 1:00pm, Booth 1647
Saturday, 4:00pm - 6:00pm, Booth 1647
Sunday, 12:00pm - 2:00pm, Booth 1647

MERCHANDISE:
The newest Walking Dead books: The Walking Dead: The Covers hardcover, and The Walking Dead Book Six hardcover. Additionally: New Invincible and Walking Dead t-shirts, a limited edition convention exclusive Walking Dead plush doll (with removable head), Walking Dead baseball and bucket hats, as well as the buttons, t-shirts, and tote bags released for San Diego Comic-Con. The Comic-Con preview of SKYBOUND’s Witch Doctor will also be available exclusively at NYCC.


ABOUT Robert Kirkman:
Robert Kirkman is a New York Times bestselling author known for being the cultural zeitgeist of the comic book industry. He maintains one prerogative in every undertaking: quality. It is Kirkman's belief that good people who produce good writing and good ideas make comics people love. Kirkman was recently made partner at Image Comics and continues to revive the industry with refreshing new characters. AMC is adapting his bestselling series, The Walking Dead, into a TV series (in production over the summer of 2010), and his books are among the most popular on the comiXology iPad and iPod Touch app.

About SKYBOUND:
A division of Image Comics founded in July 2010, SKYBOUND is helmed by Robert Kirkman, who handpicks and publishes up-and-coming comic creators for publication and development. Kirkman and SKYBOUND management maintain an active role in the promotion and expansion of their talent pool’s projects, and artist and company alike will be fully vested in the development of their properties into new mediums (e.g. television, film) globally. The first SKYBOUND Original, Witch Doctor, will be published in early 2011, and will be followed by a collaboration between Kirkman and Nick Spencer (Morning Glories) entitled Thief of Thieves. More via SkyboundEnt.com.


One Piece a Ray of Hope

I read One Piece, Vol. 55

I posted a review at the Comic Book Bin (which has smart phone apps and they're FREE).


Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Shojo Beat Gooves to the "Grand Guignol Orchestra"



ATTEND A RECITAL FILLED WITH THE UNDEAD IN NEW MANGA SERIES GRAND GUIGNOL ORCHESTRA COMING IN OCTOBER FROM SHOJO BEAT
 
Queen Of Gothic Manga Kaori Yuki Delivers A Dark Masterpiece In A New Series Arriving In Time For Halloween
 
VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media), one of the entertainment industry’s most innovative and comprehensive publishing, animation and licensing companies, has announced the launch of a new series from iconic manga (graphic novel) creator Kaori Yuki. Her latest series, GRAND GUIGNOL ORCHESTRA, will be published under the Shojo Beat imprint, is rated ‘T+’ for Older Teens, and will carry an MSRP of $9.99 U.S. / $12.99 CAN. The series debuts on October 5th.

Lucille loves heading up the traveling Grand Orchestra, roving from town to town, entertaining the masses and making money. But now the musicians have met their toughest audience yet: people infected with the Guignol Virus, turning them into zombie dolls intent on killing all humans!

“GRAND GUIGNOL ORCHESTRA is destined to become another dark masterpiece from the queen of gothic manga,” says Pancha Diaz, Senior Editor, Shojo Beat. “The new series combines all of the elements that have made Kaori Yuki’s work a favorite among manga fans. With richly detailed artwork and a twisted tale of horror and tortured romance, GRAND GUIGNOL ORCHESTRA takes readers to a recital where no one may make it out alive!”

Manga creator Kaori Yuki was born in Tokyo and began drawing at a very early age. Following her debut work, Ellie in Summer Clothes, in the Japanese magazine Bessatsu Hana to Yume, she went on to write a compelling series of short stories: Cruel Fairy Tales, Screw, and Gravel Kingdom. As proven by her best-selling manga series ANGEL SANCTUARY, GODCHILD, and FAIRY CUBE (all published in North America by VIZ Media), her celebrated body of work has etched an indelible mark on the gothic manga genre.

For more information on GRAND GUIGNOL ORCHESTRA, or other shojo titles from VIZ Media, please visit http://www.shojobeat.com/.


About VIZ Media, LLC
Headquartered in San Francisco, CA, VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media), is one of the most comprehensive and innovative companies in the field of manga (graphic novel) publishing, animation and entertainment licensing of Japanese content. Owned by three of Japan’s largest creators and licensors of manga and animation, Shueisha Inc., Shogakukan Inc., and Shogakukan-Shueisha Productions, Co., Ltd., VIZ Media is a leader in the publishing and distribution of Japanese manga for English speaking audiences in North America, the United Kingdom, Ireland, and South Africa and is a global ex-Asia licensor of Japanese manga and animation. The company offers an integrated product line including the popular monthly manga anthology SHONEN JUMP magazine, graphic novels, and DVDs, and develops, markets, licenses, and distributes animated entertainment for audiences and consumers of all ages. Contact VIZ Media at 295 Bay Street, San Francisco, CA 94133; and website at http://www.viz.com/.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

DC Comics from Diamond Distributors for September 29 2010

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Marvel Comics from Diamond Distributors for September 29 2010

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IDW from Diamond Distributors for September 29 2010

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Dark Horse Comics from Diamond Distributors for September 29 2010

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Image Comics from Diamond Distributors for September 29 2010

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Comics and Magazines from Diamond Distributors for September 29 2010

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AUG100739 HEREVILLE HOW MIRKA GOT HER SWORD HC $15.95

FEB100859 IN THE WALNUT GN VOL 02 (OF 2) $12.95

JUL100888 INCREDIBLES #14 $2.99

MAY100966 JOHN CULLEN MURPHY BIG BEN BOLT DAILIES TP VOL 01 $24.95

MAY100934 KEVIN SMITH KATO #4 $3.99

JUN101045 KNIGHTS OF THE DINNER TABLE #166 $4.99

AUG100907 LADY DEATH PREMIERE (BOUNDLESS) PI

JUL101142 MAID SAMA GN VOL 06 (OF 8) $10.99

JUN101044 MARRY ME GN VOL 01 (RES) $12.99

AUG101166 MASSIVE AWESOME #1 $2.99

JUN101228 MIDDLE EARTH VISION OF MODERN MYTH HC $25.00

AUG101071 MR BADGER & MRS FOX #2 HUBBUB $6.95

JUL101141 NEKO RAMEN VOL 02 (OF 3) HEY ORDER UP $10.99

AUG101072 ON THE CASE WITH HOLMES & WATSON GN VOL 01 SCANDAL IN BOHEMI $6.95

JUL100963 ORANGE PLANET GN VOL 03 /04/05 $21.99

JUL100785 PALS N GALS DOUBLE DIGEST #145 $3.99

JUL100941 PAT LEE WIDOW WARRIORS #3 $3.99

MAR101070 PHANTOM GENERATIONS SPECIAL #1 $7.50

MAY100946 QUEEN SONJA #10 $2.99

AUG100948 QUEEN SONJA TP VOL 01 $19.99

AUG101129 RED STRING TP VOL 04 $9.95

JUN101080 RESURRECTION TP VOL 02 $19.99

MAY101015 RIP MD GN $12.99

JUN100956 ROBERT JORDAN WHEEL OF TIME EYE O/T WORLD #5 $3.99

AUG101016 SANCTUARY GN $22.99

JUL100964 SHIKI TSUKAI GN VOL 07 /08 $17.99

JUL101137 SHINOBI LIFE GN VOL 06 (OF 7) $10.99

JUN101209 SINBAD #12 (RES) $2.99

JUN100720 SISTERS LUCK GN $12.95

JUN101229 SPECTRUM TP VOL 06 NEW PTG $27.95

JUL101119 STUFF OF LEGEND THE JUNGLE #2 (OF 4) $4.25

AUG101134 TORCHWOOD #3 $3.99

AUG101128 VENUS VERSUS VIRUS OMNIBUS ED GN VOL 01 (OF 3) $14.99

JUL100902 WALT DISNEYS COMICS & STORIES #711 $2.99

JUL101131 WARCRAFT SHAMAN GN $12.99

JUL101012 YOULL NEVER KNOW HC VOL 02 COLLATERAL DAMAGE $24.99

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JUN101300 AVENGER DOUBLE NOVEL VOL 04 $14.95
JUL101322 DOC SAVAGE DOUBLE NOVEL VOL 40 $14.95
JUL101323 SHADOW DOUBLE NOVEL VOL 41 $14.95
JUL101329 STAR TREK MAGAZINE #29 NEWSSTAND ED $6.99
JUL101330 STAR TREK MAGAZINE #29 PX ED $6.99

Third FireBreather Comic Book Coming



DUEL WITH DESTINY
 
FIREBREATHER VOL. 3: HOLMGANG #1 roars onto shelves this December
 
Life's hard enough when you're a human. But what if you're half human and half dragon?!

Teenager Duncan Rosenblatt has a human mother and a giant, city-stomping, kaiju father. He also has all the worries of a normal high schooler, from bullies to girls to fitting in. His adventures continue on December 1, 2010, with the release of FIREBREATHER VOL. 3: HOLMGANG #1 from Image Comics.

Written by Phil Hester and drawn by Andy Kuhn, FIREBREATHER VOL. 3: HOLMGANG picks up where FIREBREATHER VOL. 2 left off: Duncan deals with not only losing his father but with keeping his father's death a secret, even from his mother. But Duncan's mysterious extended family may not let him keep that secret -- or his life -- much longer.

"It feels great to be back in the saddle on Firebreather.” says Hester. “There's a great deal of Duncan's story left to tell, and we're thrilled that Image has given us free reign to do so. Andy Kuhn is pulling out all the stops on the art and Bill Crabtree is doing the best work of his career on colors. I can't wait for you all to see this."

"Phil Hester is one of the best writers in comics,” adds Kuhn, “and I'm proud to be drawing the next chapter in the Firebreather saga. Every script I get is better than the last. Strap yourselves in, this is gonna be one helluva ride!"

FIREBREATHER VOL. 3: HOLMGANG #1 (of 4) (OCT100443), a 32-page full-color comic book for $3.99, will be in stores December 1, 2010. FIREBREATHER VOL. 1: GROWING PAINS ($14.99, APR090360) and FIREBREATHER VOL. 2: ALL THE BEST HEROES ARE ORPHANS ($16.99, AUG082239) are available now. Firebreather joins forces with Ron Marz's Dragon Prince in FIREBREATHER VS. DRAGON PRINCE, a 120-page full-color one shot for $7.99 that will be in stores November 17, 2010. Finally, don't miss the FIREBREATHER movie, premiering on Cartoon Network this November!


Image Comics is a comic book and graphic novel publisher founded in 1992 by a collective of best-selling artists. Image has since gone on to become one of the largest comics publishers in the United States. Image currently has five partners: Robert Kirkman, Erik Larsen, Todd McFarlane, Marc Silvestri and Jim Valentino. It consists of five major houses: Todd McFarlane Productions, Top Cow Productions, Shadowline, Skybound and Image Central. Image publishes comics and graphic novels in nearly every genre, sub-genre, and style imaginable. It offers science fiction, romance, horror, crime fiction, historical fiction, humor and more by the finest artists and writers working in the medium today. For more information, visit http://www.imagecomics.com/.

"Proof Endangered" is New "Proof" Comic Book



ENDANGERED SPECIES
 
Cult hit PROOF relaunches this December with PROOF: ENDANGERED #1
 
Sasquatch John "Proof" Prufrock has always wondered about where he came from. He will get some answers this December with the release of PROOF: ENDANGERED #1. Proof may also find himself in the greatest danger of his life!

Written by Alex Grecian and drawn by Riley Rossmo (COWBOY NINJA VIKING), PROOF has been a cult hit over its recently completed 28-issue run. PROOF: ENDANGERED marks a new ongoing chapter in the series.

"With PROOF, we established a book and a world," says Grecian. "With ENDANGERED, we're going to start dismantling that world and ruining Proof's life."

PROOF: ENDANGERED: A mysterious organization threatens The Lodge, a secret government facility whose agents hunt and protect mythological animals. Former agent and sasquatch John "Proof" Prufrock is on the run, hunted by the government he once worked for. He has information that, after 200 years, may finally tell him who he is and where he came from, but he has to turn for help to a teenager who claims to own Proof's body! This is where the series begins all over again!

PROOF: ENDANGERED #1 (OCT100455), a 32-page full-color comic book for $3.99 from Image Comics, will be in stores December 15, 2010. Follow the previous adventures of Proof in PROOF VOL. 1: GOATSUCKER TP ($9.99, MAR082085), PROOF VOL. 2: THE COMPANY OF MEN TP ($12.99, OCT082281), PROOF VOL. 3: THUNDERBIRDS ARE GO TP ($14.99, MAY090325), and PROOF VOL. 4: JULIA TP ($16.99, APR100433). PROOF VOL. 5: BLUE FAIRIES TP (OCT100473), a 128-page full-color trade collecting issues 24-28 of the original series for $16.99, will be in stores December 1, 2010.


Image Comics is a comic book and graphic novel publisher founded in 1992 by a collective of best-selling artists. Image has since gone on to become one of the largest comics publishers in the United States. Image currently has five partners: Robert Kirkman, Erik Larsen, Todd McFarlane, Marc Silvestri and Jim Valentino. It consists of five major houses: Todd McFarlane Productions, Top Cow Productions, Shadowline, Skybound and Image Central. Image publishes comics and graphic novels in nearly every genre, sub-genre, and style imaginable. It offers science fiction, romance, horror, crime fiction, historical fiction, humor and more by the finest artists and writers working in the medium today. For more information, visit http://www.imagecomics.com/.

Monday, September 27, 2010

New Joe Jusko Sketchbook "Savage Beauty" Arrives



Eva Ink's newest sketchbook, "Joe Jusko: Savage Beauty."

The sketchbook comes in two versions: Signed and Sketch Edition, and is limited to 1,000 copies.

Here are the details:
Artist: Joe Jusko
Introduction by: Tim Bradstreet
Bio Notes: Renee Witterstaetter
Signed Artbook: $39.99 ISBN: 978-1-61539-966-6
Deluxe Original Sketch Edition: $125 ISBN: 978-1-61539-967-3
Hardcover, limited edition. Full color. 48 pages!

Six Million Dollar Man at Wizard World Big Apple Comic Con

NY Big Apple Comic Con

LEE MAJORS, MARY MCDONNELL, ADAM WEST, "BRADY BUNCH BOYS" AMONG HEADLINERS AT WIZARD WORLD BIG APPLE COMIC CON, OCTOBER 1-2-3 AT MANHATTAN'S PENN PLAZA PAVILION

First Convention Appearance For Majors in 30 years, First for "Bradys" together on East Coast and First for West-Burt Ward in N.Y. in Two Decades; Claudia Christian, Julia Jones And 200+ Celebrity Guests, Leading Comics Artists, Creative Directors To Attend

NEW YORK, September 2010 - Wizard World Big Apple Comic Con, part of North America's largest pop-culture tour, is set for Friday through Sunday, October 1-3, at the Penn Plaza Pavilion in Manhattan. The event, the largest and longest-running Comic Con in New York, will bring together thousands of fans of all ages and plenty of celebrities and industry professionals to celebrate the best in pop culture: movies, comics, toys, video gaming, television, gaming, original art, collectibles, contests and more.

Lee Majors, who portrayed iconic characters such as "Steve Austin" in "The Six Million Dollar Man" and "Colt Seavers" in "The Fall Guy," two-time Academy Award® nominee Mary McDonnell (PASSION FISH, DANCES WITH WOLVES, as well as "Battlestar Galactica"), Adam West ("Batman," "Family Guy), and Barry Williams, Christopher Knight and Mike Lookinland ("Greg," "Peter" and "Bobby Brady" on "The Brady Bunch") will be among the stars on hand to meet fans, sign autographs and take professional photographs (Photo Ops) with fans.

"From Lee Majors' first convention appearance in 30 years and the first time the 'Brady Boys' have been together on the East Coast, we're always looking to bring unique guests and programming to Wizard World Comic Con," said Gareb Shamus, Wizard Entertainment CEO. "Big Apple Comic Con appeals to fans of all aspects of pop culture, from comics to television to movies to music to toys to video games and more."

It will also mark the first time in nearly 20 years that West and his "Batman" co-star Burt Ward will have appeared together in New York.

Other popular Big Apple Comic Con celebrity guests include Claudia Christian ("Look," "Babylon 5"), Julia Jones (THE TWILIGHT SAGA: ECLIPSE, JONAH HEX), Jake Lloyd (STAR WARS: EPISODE I, "The Pretender"), Doug Jones (FANTASTIC FOUR, HELLBOY), Walter Koenig ("Star Trek," "Babylon 5") and other well-known personalities.

Fans can also meet their favorite comic creators and artists, including Mark Millar ("Kick-Ass, "Wanted), Joe Madureira ("Darksiders," "Uncanny X-Men," "Battle Chasers"), Ethan Van Sciver ("Green Lantern," "Superman/Batman"), Greg Horn ("Blackest Night," "Elektra," "Ms. Marvel"), Rob Liefeld ("Deadpool," "Youngblood"), Michael Golden ("Wolverine: First Class," "New Exiles"), Mark Texeira ("Moon Knight," "Ghost Rider"), J.G. Jones ("Final Crisis," "Wonder Woman: The Hiketeia:), Arthur Suydam ("Marvel Zombies," "Batman"), and many other national and local creators.

Children and adult attendees are encouraged to come dressed as their favorite villain, superhero or pop culture personality for the chance to win special prizes in costume contests. Event-goers may also try their hand interactive product exhibits and shop for collectible comics, movie and television memorabilia, toys and games at more than 200 dealer booths.

Special events at Big Apple Comic Con include the "Magic: The Gathering" card game tournament, professional photo opportunities (Photo Ops) with celebrities and others to be announced.

The Penn Plaza Pavilion is located at 401 Seventh Avenue at 33rd St., in the historic Hotel Pennsylvania. Big Apple Comic Con is the fifth stop on Wizard's eight-city 2010 North American tour. Hours are Friday, Oct. 1, 5-9 p.m.; Saturday, Oct. 2, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.; and Sunday, Oct. 3, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. (all times Eastern). Tickets are available in advance or by calling 1-866-882-5860 and online at www.wizardworld.com/bigapple.html at up to a 15% savings over tickets purchased at the door. Advance adult single-day tickets are $25; three-day weekend tickets are $45, and tickets are free for children age 10 and under when accompanied by a paid adult (limit two children per adult). VIP packages with special entry and exclusive items are also available.


About Wizard Entertainment:
Gareb Shamus founded Wizard Entertainment in 1991. Today, Shamus publishes consumer magazines Wizard, ToyFare, FunFare and numerous books about pop-culture's top talent, comic books and toys. Shamus also produces a North American Comic Con tour. Wizard World Comic Con - The Pop-Culture Capital of the World!

For the most recent event information please visit www.wizardworld.comand become a Big Apple Comic Con Fan on Facebook.

Wizard World Comic Con Tour:
October 1-3, 2010, Big Apple Comic Con, Penn Plaza Pavilion
October 15-17, 2010 - New England Comic Con (Boston) - John B. Hynes Veterans Memorial Convention Center
November 12-14, 2010 - Austin Comic Con - Austin Convention Center
December 3-5, 2010 - Atlanta Comic Con - Cobb Galleria Centre
March 18-20, 2011 - Toronto Comic Con - Direct Energy Centre
April 29-May 1, 2011 - Anaheim Comic Con - Anaheim Convention Center
May 6-8, 2011 - Wizard World Comic Con NYC (New York) - Penn Plaza Pavilion
June 10-12, 2011 - Philadelphia Comic Con - Pennsylvania Convention Center
August 11-14, 2011 - Chicago Comic Con
TBA - Cincinnati Comic Con
TBA - Cleveland Comic Con
TBA - Nashville Comic Con
TBA - Connecticut Comic Con
TBA - New Jersey Comic Con

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Image Comics Gets Festive with Two Christmas-Themed Comic Books

GETTING IN THE SPIRIT

Image Comics gets ready for the holiday season with superheroes, Santa Claus, and alien invasions!

This December, Image Comics gets festive with the release of DYNAMO 5 HOLIDAY SPECIAL 2010 and SANTA CLAUS VS. THE MARTIANS!

DYNAMO 5 for the Holidays!
It's the holiday season in Tower City, but the Dynamo 5 kids don't get any time off. They're busy tracking down one of Captain Dynamo's old enemies, who has escaped from prison. But is there more to this simple escape than meets the eye?

Written by Jay Faerber, with art by Marcio Takara and a cover by Mahmud A. Asrar and Ron Riley, DYNAMO 5 HOLIDAY SPECIAL 2010 will be in stores December 22, 2010. CHEW artist Rob Guillory provided a special incentive cover as well.

"The Dynamo 5 Holiday Special gives us our first look at how Tower City's resident superheroes celebrate the holidays," explains Faerber. "The kids have to juggle their 'real' families along with their superhero family -- plus they have to make time to track down an old enemy who escaped from prison. In addition to telling a complete stand-alone story, this Holiday Special also lays the groundwork for the big event coming to Dynamo 5 in 2011."

Father Christmas Faces Off Against Space Invaders!
For centuries, one man has patrolled the night, rewarding the good and punishing the wicked, protecting children from all manner of dangers. So, when a mysterious canister falls from the sky and crash lands in the peaceful English countryside, only Father Christmas can put an end to the threat of invasion from the Red Planet!

SANTA CLAUS VS. THE MARTIANS is a four-issue miniseries written by Benito Cereno and drawn by James Harren with covers by Nate Bellegarde. The first issue does on sale December 1, 2010

According to Cereno, "SANTA CLAUS VS. THE MARTIANS takes its inspiration from the high concept of the famously terrible B-movie SANTA CLAUS CONQUERS THE MARTIANS. Rather than being an adaptation or remake, it uses the basic idea as a springboard for an epic battle that explores the way our culture has looked at the Christmas gift-giver and invaders from space over the course of three centuries. Whatever your favorite bit of the Santa mythology or whatever your preferred form of Martian, chances are good you will see it within the pages of this mini-series!"

Join Image Comics in the holiday spirit with DYNAMO 5 HOLIDAY SPECIAL 2010 (OCT100456; INCV: OCT100457), a 32-page full-color comic book for $3.99 that will be available December 22, 2010, and SANTA CLAUS VS. THE MARTIANS #1 (of 4) (OCT100462), a 32-page full-color comic book for $3.50 that will be in stores December 1, 2010.


Image Comics is a comic book and graphic novel publisher founded in 1992 by a collective of best-selling artists. Image has since gone on to become one of the largest comics publishers in the United States. Image currently has five partners: Robert Kirkman, Erik Larsen, Todd McFarlane, Marc Silvestri and Jim Valentino. It consists of five major houses: Todd McFarlane Productions, Top Cow Productions, Shadowline, Skybound and Image Central. Image publishes comics and graphic novels in nearly every genre, sub-genre, and style imaginable. It offers science fiction, romance, horror, crime fiction, historical fiction, humor and more by the finest artists and writers working in the medium today. For more information, visit http://www.imagecomics.com/.

Ian Churchill Introduces "Marineman"



THE LURE OF THE SEA
 
Ian Churchill brings his all new series MARINEMAN to Image Comics in December
 
This December will see the release of an all-new Image Comics series chronicling the adventures of a new defender of the oceanic frontier -- MARINEMAN!

Superstar artist Ian Churchill (ELEPHANTMEN, Hulk, Supergirl, Uncanny X-Men) takes on the duties of both artist and writer to bring MARINEMAN to vivid life in this new creator-owned series. The first issue of MARINEMAN will be in stores December 1.

Churchill explains, "When I created MARINEMAN over thirty years ago, I always dreamt that one day I would be lucky enough to write and draw comic books professionally and get the opportunity to bring MARINEMAN to as wide an audience as possible. Thanks to Image Comics, my dream is becoming a reality! I hope everyone takes the plunge and rides the wave with me!"

Steve "MARINEMAN" Ocean is a marine biologist and TV presenter -- a man blessed with good looks, a good job, a good circle of friends and a life many would aspire to. But Steve Ocean also has a secret -- a secret, which, if revealed, could have perilous consequences for Ocean and everyone in his life. With underwater action and adventure all the way, MARINEMAN may just turn out to be the comic book you didn't know you were missing!

MARINEMAN #1 (OCT100442), a 32-page full-color comic book written and drawn by Ian Churchill and released by Image Comics, will be on sale for $3.99 on December 1, 2010.


Image Comics is a comic book and graphic novel publisher founded in 1992 by a collective of best-selling artists. Image has since gone on to become one of the largest comics publishers in the United States. Image currently has five partners: Robert Kirkman, Erik Larsen, Todd McFarlane, Marc Silvestri and Jim Valentino. It consists of five major houses: Todd McFarlane Productions, Top Cow Productions, Shadowline, Skybound and Image Central. Image publishes comics and graphic novels in nearly every genre, sub-genre, and style imaginable. It offers science fiction, romance, horror, crime fiction, historical fiction, humor and more by the finest artists and writers working in the medium today. For more information, visit http://www.imagecomics.com/.

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Mice Templar Launches Third Volume in December



A MID-WINTER NIGHT'S DREAM
 
Award-winning series THE MICE TEMPLAR continues in December with third volume
 
The two-time Harvey Award-winning and critically praised series THE MICE TEMPLAR starts a new chapter this December with THE MICE TEMPLAR VOL. 3 #1.

Co-written by Bryan JL Glass (Thor: First Thunder, Valkyrie) and Michael Avon Oeming (Powers, Thor: Blood Oath), THE MICE TEMPLAR VOL. 3 picks up after the gripping events of the second volume, making it a perfect place for new readers to pick up the series. Oeming, Victor Santos and Veronica Gandini continue to provide striking art for the series.

"Volume Three is a perfect opportunity for new readers to join in on the unfolding action and drama," says Glass. "The saga of Karic has come to an end, and now the Dark Lands prepare for war in the wake of his audacious exploits at the end of DESTINY! The scattered Templar exiles join forces with the female Maeven archers to defend against growing oppression from the rat army, and their alliance with the Mortair, sisterhood of assassins!"

THE MICE TEMPLAR continues with a perfect starting point for new readers! Karic has accomplished his goal-the rescue of his family from captivity-but their freedom has come with a terrible price. Karic now lies comatose, his spirit lost to a realm of nightmare. Yet Cassius risks all for the young mouse who restored his faith, even death at the blade of his old Templar rival Ronan. Meanwhile, the druids and the rat army unleash a new wave of tyranny in retaliation for Karic's audacious attack. Only the heroic Maeven archers can stand against the Mortair, the deadly sisterhood of rat assassins!

THE MICE TEMPLAR VOL. 3 #1, a 32-page full-color comic book for $3.99, will be in stores December 22, 2010. You can catch up with the series by picking up THE MICE TEMPLAR VOL. 1 (HC: AUG082241; TP: APR090362), THE MICE TEMPLAR VOL. 2.1 (TP: APR100431), and THE MICE TEMPLAR VOL. 2.2 (HC: MAY100456; TP: JUL100417, in stores November 17, 2010).


Image Comics is a comic book and graphic novel publisher founded in 1992 by a collective of best-selling artists. Image has since gone on to become one of the largest comics publishers in the United States. Image currently has five partners: Robert Kirkman, Erik Larsen, Todd McFarlane, Marc Silvestri and Jim Valentino. It consists of five major houses: Todd McFarlane Productions, Top Cow Productions, Shadowline, Skybound and Image Central. Image publishes comics and graphic novels in nearly every genre, sub-genre, and style imaginable. It offers science fiction, romance, horror, crime fiction, historical fiction, humor and more by the finest artists and writers working in the medium today. For more information, visit http://www.imagecomics.com/.

Friday, September 24, 2010

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Joe Murray Offers Advice

I read Creating Animated Cartoons with Character: A Guide to Developing and Producing Your Own Series for TV, the Web, and Short Film

I posted a review at the Comic Book Bin (which has a new Android app).  This is guide to creating animation and selling it from Joe Murray, the Emmy Award-winning creator of Rocko's Modern Life and Camp Lazlo.



Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Morning Glories #1 Gets Fourth Printing

GLORY DAYS

MORNING GLORIES #1 sells out for third time, fourth printing on the way

MORNING GLORIES #1 has done it a third time, with another distribution level sellout, and to meet continued demand, it's going back to press for a fourth and final printing! This new printing will feature an all-new cover by interior artist Joe Eisma.

MORNING GLORIES is written by Nick Spencer, the burgeoning creative mastermind behind FORGETLESS, EXISTENCE 2.0 and 3.0, and SHUDDERTOWN. Eisma pencils and inks the series, and Rodin Esquejo provides the gorgeous covers.

Shadowline Publisher and Image partner Jim Valentino exclaims, "We are completely blown away and eternally grateful to the fans and retailers who have made this the biggest hit in Shadowline history!"

MORNING GLORIES: Morning Glory Academy is one of the most prestigious prep schools in the country. But behind its hallowed doors, something sinister and deadly lurks. When six brilliant but troubled new students arrive, they find themselves trapped and desperately seeking answers in a place where nothing is what it seems to be!

MORNING GLORIES #1 Fourth Printing (AUG108116), a 32-page full-color comic book for $3.50, will be in stores October 20, 2010. The second printing of MORNING GLORIES #2 (AUG108012) will be in stores September 29, 2010. MORNING GLORIES #3 (AUG100483) will be in stores October 20, which means retailers still have time to increase orders of the third issue of this unstoppable series.


Image Comics is a comic book and graphic novel publisher founded in 1992 by a collective of best-selling artists. Image has since gone on to become one of the largest comics publishers in the United States. Image currently has five partners: Robert Kirkman, Erik Larsen, Todd McFarlane, Marc Silvestri and Jim Valentino. It consists of five major houses: Todd McFarlane Productions, Top Cow Productions, Shadowline, Skybound and Image Central. Image publishes comics and graphic novels in nearly every genre, sub-genre, and style imaginable. It offers science fiction, romance, horror, crime fiction, historical fiction, humor and more by the finest artists and writers working in the medium today. For more information, visit http://www.imagecomics.com/.

Hetalia Axis Powers Gets Simultaneous Print and Digital Release

TOKYOPOP & comiXology Debut Hetalia Axis Powers in Industry's First Simultaneous Print and Digital Manga Release

comiXology Introduces First Japanese Manga Series in Partnership with TOKYOPOP

In a first-ever simultaneous print and digital release for a major manga title in North America, TOKYOPOP, the leading independent manga entertainment company in the U.S., has partnered with comiXology, the number one digital comics platform for the iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch and the Web, to release the digital editions of Hidekaz Himaruya's hit manga Hetalia Axis Powers at the same time as the graphic novel print version.

Hetalia's mobile debut in the U.S. is a key part of TOKYOPOP's simultaneous print and digital releases on all popular platforms.

The first volume of Hetalia has been divided into six issues and will be available through the Comics by comiXology app and on the Web for $0.99 each. The first issue will be free.

Also coming soon is a deluxe teaser app that fans can download from the iTunes App Store, which includes a preview of the first chapter, manga trailer, and photos of elaborately dressed fans in Hetalia cosplay (short for "costume play").

"TOKYOPOP is thrilled to have comiXology join us as a partner in bringing this phenomenal new manga to every popular platform so fans can read it whenever and wherever they want," said Stu Levy, CEO of TOKYOPOP. "comiXology is a crucial part of our campaign to engage our fans in innovative new ways."

The release of Hetalia represents comiXology's first-ever manga offering. The manga reads from right to left in the authentic Japanese format, using comiXology's patent-pending Guided View™ Technology to create a fluid experience for dedicated manga fans and new readers alike.

"TOKYOPOP has developed a first-to-market track record in bringing manga to digital," said David Steinberger, CEO of comiXology. "Hetalia presents an incredible opportunity for comiXology to introduce more readers to the style and richness of manga storytelling through mobile. Working with such a pioneering publisher as TOKYOPOP is truly an honor. We look forward to bringing all of their titles to our platform."

Hetalia Axis Powers has swept the Internet worldwide as a Webcomic, and the graphic novel has already sold more than a million units in Japan. A humorous and often politically-incorrect retelling of actual historic moments, Hetalia focuses primarily on the relationships between the Axis and Allied Powers during the World Wars. The story follows Italy, Germany, and Japan from the fall of Rome up through World War II, with each country personified by bishonen characters (archetypal Japanese "pretty boys").

Hetalia is available through the Comics by comiXology app on the iPad, iPhone and iPod now.


About TOKYOPOP®
Founded in 1997 by international media entrepreneur Stu Levy, TOKYOPOP established the market for manga in North America, introducing the term to the English language in the process. Over its history, TOKYOPOP has published over 3000 books, distributed anime and Asian films on home video and television, licensed merchandise to consumer goods companies, created graphic novels of major brands such as Warcraft, Star Trek, SpongeBob SquarePants, and Hannah Montana, and led the way digitally in social media, e-commerce and user-generated content.

TOKYOPOP's brand expanded internationally with offices in Europe and Japan and a network of over 160 partners in more than 50 countries and 30 languages. Taking its Manga Revolution beyond the page, TOKYOPOP has begun producing live-action and animated film and television content based on its extensive intellectual property library, including Priest, Van Von Hunter, and another 20 projects currently in development, along with America's Greatest Otaku, an 8-episode reality show filmed during its 2010 summer-long, 28-city national tour.

For more information, visit www.TOKYOPOP.com as well as www.twitter.com/tokyopop and www.facebook.com/tokyopop.

About comiXology
Since 2007 comiXology has been developing the technological infrastructure to bring comics into the digital mainstream and expose new audiences to the rich history and culture of the industry. Through partnerships with top comic book publishers including Marvel, DC, BOOM! Studios and Image Comics as well as their own mobile and web apps which hosts nearly 3000 digital titles, comiXology has become a leader in comic book proliferation. Also focused on creating strong ties with retail stores through its technology solutions, comiXology continues to transform the previously fragmented comic ecosystem into a vibrant and cohesive marketplace. http://www.comixology.com/

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

DC Comics from Diamond Distributors for September 22 2010

DC COMICS

JUL100143 BATMAN STREETS OF GOTHAM #16 $3.99

JUL100218 BILLY BATSON AND THE MAGIC OF SHAZAM #20 $2.99

JUN100150 FLASH #5 (BRIGHTEST DAY) $2.99

JUL100239 FRINGE TALES FROM THE FRINGE #4 (OF 6) $3.99

JUL100135 G I COMBAT #1 $3.99

JUL100229 GARRISON #6 (OF 6) $2.99

JUL100116 GREEN LANTERN CORPS #52 (BRIGHTEST DAY) $2.99

JUN100206 JSA BLACK ADAM AND ISIS TP $14.99

JUL100124 JUSTICE LEAGUE GENERATION LOST #10 (BRIGHTEST DAY) $2.99

JUL100126 JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #49 (BRIGHTEST DAY) $3.99

JUL100165 LEGION OF SUPER HEROES #5 $3.99

JUN100249 MODERN WARFARE 2 GHOST TP $17.99

JUL100183 POWER GIRL #16 $2.99

JUL100174 SPIRIT #6 $3.99

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