Wednesday, October 01, 2014

MIKE MIGNOLA UNLEASHES 'FRANKENSTEIN UNDERGROUND' IN 2015!


 Legendary Writer/Artist Mike Mignola
Unleashes Frankenstein Underground in 2015
For Immediate Release: In 2015 Dark Horse Comics will publish Frankenstein Underground, a new five-issue miniseries written by best-selling comic book creator Mike Mignola, with covers by Mignola and interior art by acclaimed artist Ben Stenbeck (Baltimore). The miniseries follows the Frankenstein monster, who is alone, abandoned, and wandering underground, where he discovers both other monsters and the dark secrets to the universe. The miniseries will be the second appearance of the Frankenstein monster within the mythology and continuity of Hellboy, B.P.R.D., and the other Mignolaverse titles; the character first appeared in the graphic novel House of the Living Dead by Mignola and Richard Corben.
“It’s intimidating as hell to take on an icon like the Frankenstein monster,” said Mignola. “I’m trying to do something that’s true to the origin Mary Shelley created for the creature but also captures a bit of the feel that Boris Karloff brought to the role in the classic Universal films. At the same time I’m throwing the monster into an entirely new environment, so I think the result will be something new. It’s an odd one, but ultimately will add an important new wrinkle to the Hellboy/B.P.R.D. world.”
Mignola is no stranger to Frankenstein’s monster. He’s long been fascinated by Shelley’s novel and the iconic Universal Studios films that it spawned. In 1991, he drew scenes from classic Universal Studios horror films for Topps trading cards and recently drew a Bride of Frankenstein Mondo print.
“This version of the Frankenstein monster has the same thirst for knowledge readers will remember from Mary Shelley’s novel,” said Scott Allie, Dark Horse Comics’ editor in chief. “The monster takes the reader through some of the biggest mysteries of the Mignolaverse, shedding new light on important stuff we’ve only touched on before.”
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About Dark Horse
Founded in 1986 by Mike Richardson, Dark Horse Comics has proven to be a solid example of how integrity and innovation can help broaden a unique storytelling medium and establish a small, homegrown company as an industry giant. The company is known for the progressive and creator-friendly atmosphere it provides for writers and artists. In addition to publishing comics from top talent, such as Frank Miller, Mike Mignola, Neil Gaiman, Brian Wood, Gerard Way, Felicia Day, and Guillermo del Toro, and comics legends, such as Will Eisner, Neal Adams, and Jim Steranko, Dark Horse has developed its own successful properties, such as The Mask, Ghost, Timecop, and SpyBoy. Its successful line of comics and products based on popular properties includes Star Wars, Mass Effect, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Aliens, Conan, EVE Online, Halo, Serenity, Game of Thrones, and Domo. Today Dark Horse Comics is the largest independent comic book publisher in the US and is recognized as one of the world’s leading publishers of both creator-owned content and licensed comics material.
ARCHAIA AND DAVID PETERSEN PRESENT 'MOUSE GUARD: BALDWIN THE BRAVE AND OTHER TALES'
 

Mouse Guard: Baldwin the Brave and Other Tales
MOUSE GUARD: BALDWIN THE BRAVE AND OTHER TALES Cover by David Petersen
 
October 1,  2014 (Los Angeles, Calif.) - Archaia, an imprint of publisher BOOM! Studios, is delighted to announce the newest addition to the epic tales—or tails—of Eisner and Harvey Award-winning creator David Petersen’s beloved Mouse Guard series. Shipping in November, Mouse Guard: Baldwin the Brave and Other Tales is a beautiful hardcover that collects the Mouse Guard short stories that originally appeared in Archaia’s last four Free Comic Book Day offerings, along with two brand-new tales created by Petersen exclusively for this collection.
Mouse Guard continues to be a perennial favorite for a legion of readers, and it’s easy to see why,” said BOOM! Studios Editor-in-Chief Matt Gagnon. “David is truly a unique talent that approaches everything he creates with passion, innovation, and the handmade touch of an artisan. We’re honored to publish these stories and characters that we love so much. And the only way to do them justice is to collect these Free Comic Book Day stories, as well as two brand-new stories, in a beautiful hardcover that will sit nicely alongside the rest of the Mouse Guard collection.”
In Mouse Guard: Baldwin the Brave and Other Tales, every hero was once a child, listening to stories of the heroes who came before them. It is the same with the Mouse Guard. Six mouse fables are spun to a few familiar youngfurs, reminding us all to be brave, stay true to ourselves, and follow our hearts. Brand-new stories include “Service to Seyan,” set in the land where Mouse warriors travel after death, and “Oh, Day Away,” a tale of the insect faeries of the Mouse world!
The Mouse Guard: Baldwin the Brave and Other Tales 8" x 8" hardcover arrives from Archaia in comic shops on November 5th with a cover price of $14.99, under Diamond order code SEP141157. (The Final Order Cutoff deadline for retailers is October 13th.) Not sure where to find your nearest  comic retailer? Use comicshoplocator.com or findacomicshop.com to find one! It’s also available for order directly from boom-studios.com.
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ABOUT BOOM! STUDIOS
Founded by Ross Richie in 2005, Diamond Gem Award-winning “Best Publisher” BOOM! Studios (boom-studios.com) generates a constellation of best-selling Eisner and Harvey Award-winning original and licensed comic books and graphic novels with the industry’s top talent. BOOM! Studios is comprised of four distinct imprints. The original Studios imprint is home to Mike Carey's Suicide Risk; James Tynion IV's The Woods; Mark Waid's Irredeemable; Sons of Anarchy; and Big Trouble in Little China. Steven Grant’s graphic novel 2 Guns was released as a feature film from Universal Pictures, starring Denzel Washington and Mark Wahlberg. BOOM!’s all-ages imprint KaBOOM! publishes Charles Schulz’ Peanuts; Jim Davis’ Garfield; Cartoon Network’s Adventure Time, Regular Show, The Amazing World of Gumball, and Steven Universe; Mike Kunkel’s Herobear and the Kid; and Natasha Allegri's Bee and PuppyCat. BOOM!'s experimental imprint BOOM! Box publishes The Midas Flesh and Lumberjanes. In June 2013, BOOM! acquired Archaia Entertainment (archaia.com). Archaia is the Eisner and Harvey Award-winning graphic novel publisher of Mouse Guard, Cow Boy, Gunnerkrigg Court, Rust, and Jim Henson’s Tale of Sand. In October 2013, BOOM! Studios entered into a unique first-look relationship with 20th Century Fox, giving the studio access to its library of titles and giving the publisher access to Fox's vast catalog of films. In August 2014, BOOM! Studios began a similar first-look relationship with 20th Century Fox TV to develop properties for the small screen.
Visit VIZ Media At 2014 New York Comic Con Booth #1944

VIZ MEDIA ANNOUNCES CONVENTION EXCLUSIVES AND COLLECTABLE RETAIL SPECIALS FOR
NEW YORK COMIC-CON 2014

Stop By The VIZ Shop In The VIZ Media Booth For Advance
Manga Releases, Limited Edition Books, Anime Specials, Cool Collectable Items, And More!!

San Francisco, CA, September 30, 2014 – VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media), the largest distributor and licensor of manga and anime in North America, has detailed a special array of anime, manga and graphic novel products along with several convention exclusives and notable collectables that will stock the VIZ Shop, to be located in VIZ Media booth (#1944) during the 2014 New York Comic Con.

VIZ Media will host an expansive display at the Javits Convention Center between October 9th- 12th for the East Coast's biggest and most exciting popular culture event that features the latest and greatest in comics, graphic novels, anime, manga, video games, toys, movies, and television. Full details on New York Comic Con are available at: http://www.newyorkcomiccon.com.

Browse the VIZ Shop throughout New York Comic Con for premium manga and anime titles, notable advance and pre-sale items, as well as a variety of collectables, convention specials and other exclusive and limited edition items.

Celebrate Takeshi Obata’s (Artist, DEATH NOTE, BAKUMANand ALL YOU NEED IS KILL)  New York Comic Con Appearance:

ALL YOU NEED IS KILL Manga Pre-Sale – Grab Takeshi Obata’s stunning manga rendition of the popular Japanese sci-fi novel ahead of its public street date. Price: $15.00

BAKUMAN Vol. 1 - Do Moritaka and Akito have what it takes to make it in the manga-publishing world? Find out in this dramatic manga comedy! $10.00

DEATH NOTE: BLACK EDITION Vol.1 - A deluxe oversized edition of the bestselling supernatural crime thriller! Price: $15.00

HIKARU NO GO Vol. 1 - Follow Hikaru Shindo as he learns the ancient game of “Go” with the spirit of master player Sai in this classic manga! Price: $10.00

RAL Ω GRAD Vol. 1 - Read to see if Ral and Grad win the fight against the Shadows in this award winning manga! Price: $8.00

DEATH NOTE T-Shirt – Get this exclusive DEATH NOTE shirt based on the anime  before it’s available anywhere else! Price: $20.00

Special VIZ Media Manga & Publishing Items:

PRINCESS MONONOKE: THE FIRST STORY (Pre-Street) – Get the inspiration for the award-winning animated film in this oversized, lavishly illustrated storybook featuring original watercolor art by legendary filmmaker Hayao Miyazaki! Price: $35.00

KISS OF THE ROSE PRINCESS Vol. 1 (Pre-Street) – Check out this supernatural romance from the Shojo Beat imprint before its available anywhere else! Price: $10.00

RESIDENT EVIL Vol.1 (Pre-Street) – Join the Bioterrorism Security Assessment Alliance in this action-packed manga prequel to the hit Resident Evil 6 game! Price: $13.00

Perfect Square Books & Manga:

VOLTRON DEFENDER OF THE UNIVERSE: FROM DAYS OF LONG AGO - Celebrate 30 years of awesome giant robots with this special edition collectable book! Price: $50.00

HELLO KITTY, HELLO 40 - Celebrate Hello Kitty’s 40th Anniversary with this hand-numbered, limited special edition collectable story and art book! Price: $50.00

BRAVEST WARRIORS: THE SEARCH FOR CATBUG - A one-of-a-kind art book presented in the style of a classic seek & find. Get the exclusive hand-numbered, limited special edition! Price: $30.00

BRAVEST WARRIORS: THIS WAY OR THAT – THE GREAT CORE CAPER – Be a part of the action and help decide just how the galaxy-traveling heroes and Catbug will save a planet in peril with this new release! Price: $8.00

Special Gift with Purchase! BRAVEST WARRIORS PRESENTS: CATBUG’S TREASURE BOOK – This look into Catbug’s musings comes with a poster featuring Catbug and the teen heroes! Price: $13.00

POKEMON ADVENTURES RED AND BLUE MANGA BOX SETCapture the excitement of the POKEMON ADVENTURES manga series with volumes 1-7 along with a collectible poster. Price: $50.00

THE LEGEND OF ZELDA MANGA BOX SET – Action and adventure based on the bestselling Nintendo video game franchise. Set contains all 10 volumes of the manga series and a collectible poster! Price: $80.00

WEEKLY SHONEN JUMP Exclusives & Specials:

Masashi Kishimoto Reproduction NARUTO Artwork from Japan (Exclusive!) – hand numbered, full-color and limited quantity. Price: $15.00

Eiichiro Oda Reproduction ONE PIECE Artwork From Japan (Limited Edition!) – hand numbered, full-color and limited quantity. Price: $15.00

WEEKLY SHONEN JUMP’S JUMP PACK 3 – Newest Jump Pack Edition comes with a limited edition “Black Luster Soldier – Envoy of the Evening Twilight” Yu-Gi-Oh! Collector Card and 3 months free to the world’s bestselling weekly digital manga anthology. Special Convention Discounted Price: $8.00

WEEKLY SHONEN JUMP Annual Subscription – Purchase an annual subscription and receive the limited edition Yu-Gi-Oh! Card “Ebon Illusion Magician” Collectable Trading Card and a special gift with purchase Game Mat featuring your favorite WEEKLY SHONEN JUMP characters (While supplies last!) along with 52 weekly issues of the online anthology! Special Convention Discounted Price: $20.00

VIZ Media Anime:

GARGANTIA ON THE VERDUROUS PLANET Complete Series DVD/Blu-Ray Combo Pack (Limited Edition!) - A must-watch sci-fi anime series. Find out if Ledo can survive his surprise landing on a seemingly foreign planet! Special Convention Price: $50.00

RANMA ½ Limited Edition Blu-ray Sets 1, 2, & 3 - Rumiko Takahashi’s RANMA ½ anime series is re-mastered and presented on Blu-ray for the first time! Special convention-only price: Special Convention Price: $44.00 each

BLOOD LAD Complete Series DVD/Blu-Ray Combo Pack (Limited Edition!)– Score the complete series in this Blu-ray and DVD combo pack release. Follow the journey of Staz, an otaku vampire who will resurrect the girl of his dreams by any bloody means necessary. Special Convention Price: $50.00


Additional VIZ Media Exclusive Products & Collectables:

SAILOR MOON T-Shirt (Exclusive!) - This New York Comic Con exclusive is sure to go fast. Don’t miss out on fighting for Love & Justice, just like Usagi and her fellow Sailor Guardians! Price: $15.00

BLEACH Sword Umbrellas (Pre-Street) Stay dry with two designs to choose from, the sword hilt of Ichigo or Soul Reaper Rukia! Price: $30.00 each

DORAEMON T-Shirts (Exclusive!) – Available for the first time, choose between two exclusive designs! Price: $20.00 each

DORAEMON Limited Edition Coin Purse– Keep your money safe with this adorable coin purse! Price: $12.00

DORAEMON Limited Edition Figure – Get this figure of everyone’s favorite cat-type robot from the future that comes with plenty of fun gadgets! Price: $35.00

DORAEMON Belt – Need a handy accessory to keep your pants up? Doraemon has just the gadget for that! Get this belt buckle style belt in its debut. Price: $20.00

TIGER & BUNNY Cosplay Alpaca Plush Choose between five different alpaca plush in TIGER & BUNNY cosplay or collect them all! Price: $25.00 each

TIGER & BUNNY Keychain and Cell Strap Set - Four different character options available! Special Convention-Only Price: $15.00

K Blind Box Mini Figures – Get a random mini-figure featuring the characters from the captivating anime series, K. Special Convention-Only Price: $8.00

K Clear File Set - Use these handy files at school, at work, or as posters! Set features 5 different clear file designs. Special Convention-Only Price: $20.00

K Poster Set - Set of 2 K posters featuring Fushimi and Yata. Special Convention-Only Price: $10.00

For more information on anime and manga titles published by VIZ Media, please visit www.VIZ.com.


About VIZ Media, LLC
Headquartered in San Francisco, California, VIZ Media distributes, markets and licenses the best anime and manga titles direct from Japan.  Owned by three of Japan's largest manga and animation companies, Shueisha Inc., Shogakukan Inc., and Shogakukan-Shueisha Productions, Co., Ltd., VIZ Media has the most extensive library of anime and manga for English speaking audiences in North America, the United Kingdom, Ireland and South Africa. With its popular digital manga anthology WEEKLY SHONEN JUMP and blockbuster properties like NARUTO, BLEACH and ONE PIECE, VIZ Media offers cutting-edge action, romance and family friendly properties for anime, manga, science fiction and fantasy fans of all ages.  VIZ Media properties are available as graphic novels, DVDs, animated television series, feature films, downloadable and streaming video and a variety of consumer products.  Learn more about VIZ Media, anime and manga at www.VIZ.com.

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Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Visit VIZ Media At 2014 New York Comic Con Booth #1944

VIZ MEDIA ANNOUNCES SPECIAL EVENTS AND CONVENTION EXCLUSIVES FOR
2014 NEW YORK COMIC-CON

North America’s Leading Anime & Manga Publisher Presents Legendary Manga Artist Takeshi Obata And Details Special Panels, Exclusive Retail Items, Booth Activities, Screenings And More!

San Francisco, CA, September 30, 2014 – VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media), the largest distributor and licensor of manga and anime in North America, brings a potent dose of anime and manga excitement to New York City as it announces four consecutive days jam-packed with special events and convention exclusives for the 2014 New York Comic Con.

VIZ Media rolls into the Javits Convention Center between October 9th- 12th for the East Coast's biggest and most exciting popular culture event that features the latest and greatest in comics, graphic novels, anime, manga, video games, toys, movies, and television. VIZ Media will be located in Booth #1944. Full details on New York Comic Con are available at: http://www.newyorkcomiccon.com.

VIZ Media will delight NY Comic Con goers with a thrilling schedule of an ultra-rare manga (graphic novel) artist live guest appearance, WEEKLY SHONEN JUMP, SAILOR MOON and VOLTRON panel discussions, prize-winning booth activities, VOLTRON, DORAEMON and SAILOR MOON photo opportunities, as well as special artist meet-and-greet and signing sessions, exclusive retail products and a host of convention anime screenings.

New York Comic Con Guest of Honor Manga Artist Takeshi Obata

Join VIZ Media to welcome one of Japan’s preeminent manga artists – Takeshi Obata – for his first-ever U.S. personal appearance! The groundbreaking artist of smash hit manga series such as DEATH NOTE, BAKUMAN, HIKARU NO GO, RALΩGRAD and ALL YOU NEED IS KILL will appear in-person at several events during the 2014 New York Comic Con.

VIZ Media presents Takeshi Obata in-person as part of its WEEKLY SHONEN JUMP panel programming as well for an exclusive appearance and signing. Stop by the VIZ Media Booth in the Javits Main Hall for details and to secure advance tickets for the exclusive New York Comic Con Takeshi Obata signing, taking place Thursday, October 9th from 7:30pm to 8:30pm at the Javits Center.

Obata will also make a pair of additional off-site appearances at Kinokuniya and Barnes & Noble bookstores as part of New York Super Week. Full details are available at: www.newyorksuperweek.com.


VIZ Media Convention Exclusives & Special Retail Collectables:

Stop by the VIZ Shop located in the VIZ Media Booth for a wide selection of manga and anime titles, collectables and special convention exclusives. Manga fans can pick up pre-street copies of ALL YOU NEED IS KILL, RESIDENT EVIL (Vol. 1) as well as the shojo premiere of KISS OF THE ROSE PRINCESS and PRINCESS MONONOKE THE FIRST STORY, a new hardcover storybook from the Studio Ghibli Library featuring watercolor art by Hayao Miyazaki, the film’s legendary director.

Collectors and pop culture aficionados will not want to miss special Convention Exclusives that include editions of the HELLO KITTY, HELLO 40 Commemorative Art Book, with a foil-accented cover and gilded pages - only 250 copies printed, and the BRAVEST WARRIORS: THE SEARCH FOR CATBUG book, also a special limited edition with foil-accented cover and gilded pages - only 250 made – celebrating the smash hit adventure series created by Pendleton Ward. Also don’t miss the New York Comic Con Exclusive edition of VOLTRON: FROM DAYS LONG AGO, A 30th ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION book. VIZ Media will welcome artists from all of these titles for special booth signings throughout New York Comic Con. Check the daily booth schedule for posted times.

Fans with a penchant for anime can pre-order a forthcoming copy of SAILOR MOON Set 1 Part 1 (DVD/Blu-ray) ahead of its November release in partnership with RightStuf.com. Receive a special SAILOR MOON collectable coin as a free gift with this special pre-order convention purchase (while supplies last)! Attendees also can select from a variety of other VIZ Media Blu-ray and Combo Pack releases currently available including GARGANTIA ON THE VERDUROUS PLANET, BLOOD LAD, RANMA ½ and more!

Also available for purchase will be a limited quantity of new, exclusive New York Comic Con SAILOR MOON convention t-shirts as well as replica BLEACH sword umbrellas, with two different design variations featuring the sword hilt of Soul Reapers Rukia or Ichigo. Also grab a sneak peek at the first officially licensed North American DORAEMON products, and an exclusive selection of hand numbered ONE PIECE and NARUTO replica art prints, along with many, many other items.

VIZ Media New York Comic Con Panels:

Thursday October 9th

3:15PM – 4:00PM         Panel: VIZ MEDIA PANEL (Room 1A14)
Join VIZ Media and pull back the curtain on favorite manga and anime series. Be among the first to hear about upcoming releases and new acquisitions and throw questions at staff and grab FREE manga prizes while supplies last!

6:00PM – 6:45PM         Panel: THE FUTURE OF WEEKLY SHONEN JUMP
                                      (Room 1A14)
Join the editors of VIZ Media’s WEEKLY SHONEN JUMP and editors from Japan’s Weekly Shonen Jump magazine to welcome Takeshi Obata for an enlightening personal discussion on what's new and what's next for the long-running manga anthology which launched best-selling titles such as NARUTO, BLEACH, ONE PIECE, DRAGON BALL as well as Obata’s BAKUMANand DEATH NOTE series.

Friday October 10th

2:00PM – 2:45PM         Panel: VOLTRON: A 30TH ANNIVERSARY
CELEBRATION PRESENTED BY PERFECT SQUARE     (Room 1A21)
In 1984, Voltron: Defender of the Universe hit the TV, and the world of giant robots has never been the same. In honor of Voltron’s 30th anniversary, join the staff of VIZ Media’s Perfect Square imprint for a very special peek behind the curtain at this cultural phenomenon with special guests, new product announcements and much, much more!  

5:00PM – 5:45PM         Panel: WEEKLY SHONEN JUMP PRESENTS      
TAKESHI OBATA, MANGA ARTIST  (Room 1A21)
Join VIZ Media and the staff of WEEKLY SHONEN JUMP to welcome very special guest Takeshi Obata and his editor Koji Yoshida for a conversation about Obata's beginnings as an artist, his extensive history working in the manga industryand the creative process behind his works. Don’t miss this extraordinary opportunity!

Saturday October 11th

4:15PM – 5:00PM         Panel: OFFICAL SAILOR MOON PANEL
                                      (Room 1A14)
Come on a journey with the legendary Guardian of love and justice, Sailor Moon! Members of the VIZ Media SAILOR MOON animation team will talk about the impact of this beloved anime series, show footage from the re-mastered episodes and celebrate the long-awaited return of Usagi and her friends!     


Scheduled Booth Activities:

The VIZ Media booth will buzz with continual activity throughout New York Comic Con with a host of fun in-booth games and activities.

  • VIZ Media Prize Wheel of Destiny: Take a spin for a chance to win a surprise goodie like t-shirts, posters, stickers and more! While supplies last.
  • DORAEMON Meet & Greet: Drop by for a photo op with everyone's favorite big blue cat-type robot from the future!
  • SAILOR MOON PHOTO SESSION: Meet Guardian Sailor Moon (official cosplayer) and bring your own camera/phone and take your own “Sailor Selfie”!   
  • VOLTRON Mascot Appearance: Become a Defender of the Universe with an official photo.
  • VIZ Media /WEEKLY SHONEN JUMP Newsletter Sign-Up: Receive the latest digital news about your favorite anime and manga titles and get a free Takeshi Obata full-color poster!

Convention goers should check the daily master schedule for a complete listing of that day’s confirmed in-booth activities.

VIZ Media New York Comic Con Anime Screenings:

Catch some of VIZ Media’s hottest and newest anime titles with special premieres happening throughout the New York Comic Con. Don’t miss special presentations of NARUTO THE MOVIE: ROAD TO NINJA, SAILOR MOON CRYSTAL & SAILOR MOON (Original Series), BLOOD LAD, RANMA ½, GARGANTIA ON THE VERDUROUS PLANET, and TIGER & BUNNY THE MOVIE: THE RISING.

For more information on anime and manga titles published by VIZ Media, please visit www.VIZ.com.


About VIZ Media, LLC
Headquartered in San Francisco, California, VIZ Media distributes, markets and licenses the best anime and manga titles direct from Japan.  Owned by three of Japan's largest manga and animation companies, Shueisha Inc., Shogakukan Inc., and Shogakukan-Shueisha Productions, Co., Ltd., VIZ Media has the most extensive library of anime and manga for English speaking audiences in North America, the United Kingdom, Ireland and South Africa. With its popular digital manga anthology WEEKLY SHONEN JUMP and blockbuster properties like NARUTO, BLEACH and ONE PIECE, VIZ Media offers cutting-edge action, romance and family friendly properties for anime, manga, science fiction and fantasy fans of all ages.  VIZ Media properties are available as graphic novels, DVDs, animated television series, feature films, downloadable and streaming video and a variety of consumer products.  Learn more about VIZ Media, anime and manga at www.VIZ.com.

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STRAY BULLETS AIMS FOR THE GUT

David Lapham’s crime series gets new edition

David Lapham’s rich, influential crime series STRAY BULLETS returned to comic book stands in March 2014, with the launch of its first new story arc in nine years, “Killers.” Whether newly-hipped to STRAY BULLETS or longtime fans, readers can now get new editions of the classic story arcs from Image Comics, beginning in October with STRAY BULLETS VOLUME 1: INNOCENCE OF NIHILISM.
Follow the lost lives of people who are savagely torn apart by events beyond their control. As the innocent world of an imaginative little girl is shattered when she witnesses a brutal double murder. Or an introverted young boy on the verge of manhood gets a lesson on just how far is too far when he falls for a needy woman who lives in the fast lane. Or party with a pair of low-rent hoods who learn about what is really important in life just when they shouldn't. And even learn the story of the most infamous gangster who ever lived, Amy Racecar, who talks to God, lunches with the President, and just may be responsible for the end of the world.
Stray Bullets to me is a format for telling my stories. Every issue is a complete tale in itself ranging from traditional noir to emotional drama, comedy, action, suspense, even surreal nonsense,” said Lapham in an interview at the Image Comics website. “Together they all form a larger story of a cast of misfits, losers, outcasts, families, kids, and killers and the tragedies that shape them. But forgetting all that, the gut of Stray Bullets, its mission, is to deliver emotion. To knock readers on their ass every issue with a strong visceral, truthful emotion.”
STRAY BULLETS won the 1996 Eisner Award for Best Writer/Artist, and the trade paperback collection STRAY BULLETS: INNOCENCE OF NIHILISM won the 1997 Eisner Award for Best Graphic Album-Reprint. Its trademark dark, neo-noir themes and nonlinear storytelling have been likened to the storytelling styles of Quentin Tarantino and David Lynch.
STRAY BULLETS VOLUME 1: INNOCENCE OF NIHILISM will be in comic book stores on October 29 and in bookstores on November 11. It is available for pre-order now.
STRAY BULLETS VOLUME 1: INNOCENCE OF NIHILISM by David Lapham
  • ISBN 978-1-63215-113-1
  • Diamond Comic order code AUG140602
  • 224 pages, black and white
  • $19.99
  • Rated Mature
  • Collects STRAY BULLETS #1-7
  • In comic book stores October 29, bookstores November 11
Praise for STRAY BULLETS: THE INNOCENCE OF NIHILISM

Stray Bullets is the best crime comic of all time… An epic, sprawling tale of uncommon criminals, shocking violence, and innocence burned to the ground, Stray Bullets is an American masterpiece, a crime comic of such convincing realism and startling intensity that it stands as the absolute peak of its genre.” ─John Parker, Comics Alliance

"...a character-driven social drama with brilliant artwork by David Lapham." ─Brian Cronin, Comics Should Be Good
 

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ABOUT IMAGE COMICS
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, fantasy, romance, horror, crime fiction, historical fiction, humor and more by the finest artists and writers working in the medium today. For more information, visit www.imagecomics.com.