Thursday, May 21, 2015

HULU’S ‘THE HOTWIVES OF LAS VEGAS’ CAST ANNOUNCED
 
NEW AND RETURNING HOTWIVES JOIN THE SECOND SEASON OF THE HIT ORIGINAL SERIES
 
LOS ANGELES, CA (May 21, 2015) –  Hulu along with Paramount Digital Entertainment revealed their all-star cast of comedians who will join The Hotwives of Las Vegas, the follow up season to their hit original series The Hotwives of Orlando. The second season is set to premiere exclusively on Hulu and Hulu Plus with episodes to stream weekly starting on Tuesday, August 18.

The series will see returning stars take on news roles with Casey Wilson (Marry Me, Gone Girl) as Jenfer Beudon; Tymberlee Hill (Marry Me, Drunk History) as Phe Phe Reed, Esq; Andrea Savage (Episodes, Dinner for Schmucks, Step Brothers) as Ivanka Silversan; Danielle Schneider (Marry Me, Hotwives of Orlando) as Denise Funt; Dannah Phirman (Newsreaders, The Hotwives of Orlando) as Leona Carpeze; along with series newcomer Erinn Hayes (Childrens Hospital) as Callie Silversan.

THE HOTWIVES:
·         Callie Silversan - A sensuous, mysterious, raven-haired witch..
·         Denise Funt - Neurotic, needy and recently divorced.
·         Ivanka Silversan - A European ex-model, she believes she is the standard of beauty and perfection as is her family.
·         Jenfer Beudon - Cocky, southern, white-trash and very pregnant.
·         Leona Carpeze - A tough, straight-talking broad. Matriarch of the group and self-appointed peace keeper.
·         Phe Phe Reed, Esq - Smart, outspoken, always juggling several jobs. Newly relocated to Las Vegas from Orlando.

Emmy© Award-winning Jonathan Stern and Paul Scheer are returning as Executive Producers along with series creators Danielle Schneider and Dannah Phirman who have returned to both star and write.

To learn more about the series and watch season one, visit the official Hulu show page: http://www.hulu.com/hotwives-of-orlando.

About Hulu
Hulu is a premium streaming TV destination that seeks to captivate and connect viewers with the stories they love by creating amazing experiences that celebrate the best of entertainment and technology. As we pursue this mission, we strive to continue to redefine and reinvent the TV-viewing experience.

About Paramount Pictures Corporation
Paramount Pictures Corporation (PPC), a global producer and distributor of filmed entertainment, is a unit of Viacom (NASDAQ: VIAB, VIA), a leading content company with prominent and respected film, television and digital entertainment brands. Paramount controls a collection of some of the most powerful brands in filmed entertainment, including Paramount Pictures, Paramount Animation, Paramount Television, Paramount Vantage, Paramount Classics, Insurge Pictures, MTV Films, and Nickelodeon Movies. PPC operations also include Paramount Home Media Distribution, Paramount Pictures International, Paramount Licensing Inc., and Paramount Studio Group.
THE SIXTH GUN RPG COMING FALL 2015 FROM PINNACLE GAMES

KICKSTARTER LAUNCHING 5/26/15

PORTLAND, OR May 21, 2015 – Oni Press, Portland’s premier independent comic book publisher, announces a partnership with Pinnacle Entertainment Group, creators of the award-winning, best-selling Savage Worlds roleplaying game system. The companies are developing a licensed tabletop RPG based on the critically acclaimed ongoing series The Sixth Gun, by writer Cullen Bunn, artist Brian Hurtt, and colorist Bill Crabtree.

“Anyone who knows me, knows that I've loved roleplaying games since I was in second grade,” said Cullen Bunn, writer for The Sixth Gun. “Even though I don't play nearly as much as I did during my heyday, I still collect games and roll dice with friends when I get the chance. I always felt there was a natural chemistry between comics and gaming, and I'm absolutely thrilled to see The Sixth Gun being developed by Pinnacle for roleplayers everywhere! I think this is a game that will appeal to a lot of people on a lot of levels. It has fantasy, horror, action, and—of course—gunslingers a-plenty. We've gone to great lengths to develop an exciting world for the comic book series, and now gamers can add their legends to the landscape we've set up for them! I know my gaming group will be going through a few Sixth Gun RPG adventures!”

Shane Hensley, creator of Savage Worlds and owner of Pinnacle Entertainment Group, said, “I couldn't imagine doing another Weird Western after our own Deadlands, but then I read Cullen and Brian's work and I was blown away. I grabbed everything Oni Press published for it and was hungry for more. That's when I realized, who better than Pinnacle to wield The Sixth Gun? We jumped into it with both guns blazing and were thrilled to bring Scott Woodard in as the lead designer. When the smoke cleared, we wound up with something I think fans of both Pinnacle's games and Oni Press' comics will LOVE. And just wait ‘til you see the miniatures—especially General Hume!”

“We’re beyond excited to work with Shane Hensley and Pinnacle on this game, which will let fans create and have adventures inside The Sixth Gun universe. As the creators of the definitive Weird West roleplaying game Deadlands, there’s no better publisher to bring The Sixth Gun to tabletop,” said Oni Press Senior Editor Charlie Chu.

Debuting for retail later in 2015, The Sixth Gun roleplaying game launches a Kickstarter starting on May 26th, to give fans of both The Sixth Gun comic and tabletop gaming an opportunity to pre-purchase the game with exclusive incentives and gaming accessories related to The Sixth Gun RPG. The highest tier reward, True Fan of The Sixth Gun ($600, limited to 5), offers backers one of everything, plus a few cool extras which aren’t possible in normal distribution channels—like the chance to play in a game at Gen Con Indianapolis Game Mastered by Cullen Bunn! For backers looking solely for digital game content, the reward tier is $25.


About Oni Press

Oni Press has been revolutionizing comics since 1997. Home to a range of rad comics including Scott Pilgrim, The Sixth Gun, Letter 44, Stumptown, Princess Ugg and The Bunker, Oni Press strives to create comics for you.

About Pinnacle Entertainment Group

The award-winning Deadlands and Savage Worlds tabletop RPGs were created by Shane Lacy Hensley, owner of Pinnacle Entertainment Group. For more information, visit www.peginc.com or contact Jodi Black, COO and Managing Editor for Pinnacle, at PEGJodi@gmail.com.
'Arcadia' #1 Gets a New Life,
Goes to a Second Printing

Arcadia #1 2nd Print Cover
Arcadia #1 Cover by Eric Scott Pfeiffer
 
May 21,  2015 (Los Angeles, Calif.) - Award-winning publisher BOOM! Studios is pleased to announce that the sci-fi thriller Arcadia #1 has sold out at the distributor level. The publisher has rushed to a second printing to fill demand.
This follows in a string of recent sellouts of BOOM! original titles, including Burning Fields, Cluster, Curb Stomp, Deep State, and Lumberjanes,
 
Comic book fans should bear in mind that first printings of Arcadia #1 may still be found at the local comic shop nearest you. Not sure where to find your nearest comic retailer? Use comicshoplocator.com or findacomicshop.com to find one!
 
Alex Paknadel and Eric Scott Pfeiffer make their comics debut with this sprawling sci-fi thriller. When 99% of humankind is wiped out by a pandemic, four billion people are “saved” by being digitized at the brink of death and uploaded into Arcadia, a utopian simulation in the cloud. But when Arcadia begins to rapidly deplete the energy resources upon which the handful of survivors in the real world (aka “The Meat”) depends, how long will The Meat be able—and willing—to help?
 
Praise for Arcadia #1:
 
Arcadia #1 is a story full of interesting philosophical questions, great characters, and a fun sci-fi plot.” - IGN
 
“...a somber but engaging first issue that examines our own world's social ills in unusual ways, with a script that throws in some surprises combined with some darkly fascinating art.” - Comic Book Resources
 
Arcadia #1 is one of the better sci-fi debuts of 2015, and could be a title to watch.” - Major Spoilers
 
“The narration in this book is poetry, and the world we are introduced to is both thrilling and terrifying.” - Bloody Disgusting
 
“I haven’t been truly intrigued by a comic in a while. I am interested to see where Paknadel takes us on this ride. So far, so good.” - Comic Bastards

Arcadia #1 second print ships with a new cover by series artist Eric Scott Pfeiffer and carries a retail price of $3.99 with a Diamond Code of APR158123. Orders close on May 25th, and it is anticipated to be in stores on June 10th.

 
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.
The first annual Dwayne McDuffie Award for Kids’ Comics will be announced at this year’s Kids Read Comics festival. Named for the highly respected comic book and animation writer and co-founder of Milestone Media who passed away in 2011, the award honors Dwayne McDuffie’s values and his legacy as a champion for meaningful, top-quality and broadly inclusive comics for young people.
The new award was developed in consultation with McDuffie's widow, writer Charlotte Fullerton McDuffie.
Following months of reading and discussion covering nearly a hundred titles, the judges for the inaugural award have delivered a short list from which the winner will be selected. The criteria for selection are excellence in writing and drawing; timelessness; diversity of content; and originality. The ten titles that the judges consider the top kids’ comics published in 2014 are:
McDuffie Shortlist Covers 2015
Cleopatra in Space by Mike Maihack
El Deafo by Cece Bell
Hidden: A Child’s Story of the Holocaust by Loïc Dauvillier, illustrated by Marc Lizano and colored by Frank Salsedo
Hilda and the Black Hound by Luke Pearson
Lowriders in Space by By Cathy Camper, Illustrated by Raul the Third
The Magical Monsters of Turkey Hollow by Jim Henson & Jerry Juhl, adapted and illustrated by Roger Langridge
Sisters by Raina Telgemeier
The three judges came to their task from distinct professional perspectives on comics. Kids Read Comics co-founders Edith Donnell and Dan Merritt are, respectively, a youth and teen librarian with expertise in building a library comics collection and an Eisner-award nominated comic shop owner. Brigid Alverson is a respected comics journalist and reviewer who has written for School Library Journal and Publishers Weekly among others.
The Kids Read Comics weekend festival is a free event held at the Ann Arbor District Library in Michigan. This year’s event will take place on June 20 & 21, and the winner of the inaugural Dwayne McDuffie Award for Kids’ Comics will be announced on Saturday morning, June 20, following the festival's keynote kickoff.
Kids Read Comics is a Michigan-based nonprofit whose activities promote lifelong comics reading; comics as a means of creative expression for young people; and familiarizing educators and librarians with comics and their uses in schools and libraries.
VIZ MEDIA LAUNCHES A SPECIAL PROMOTION OFFERING FREE CHAPTERS OF POPULAR VIZ MANGA DIGITAL TITLES

For A Limited Time Manga Fans Can Enjoy Chapters From
ALL YOU NEED IS KILL, BLEACH, FOOD WARS, NARUTO And
ONE PIECE For FREE On VIZManga.com!!

VIZ Media offers North American fans a special invitation to sample a variety of manga titles for FREE that will be available for a limited time beginning on May 18th from the VIZManga.com digital platform.

Readers can enjoy free chapters from several acclaimed manga series including the sci-fi battlefield drama of ALL YOU NEED IS KILL, the supernatural action of BLEACH, kitchen battles in FOOD WARS!, the adventures of the world’s most popular ninja in NARUTO, and the high seas pirate exploits of ONE PIECE. All of these series are available on VIZManga.com and via the VIZ MANGA App for the iPad®, iPhone® and iPod® touch, Android-powered smart phones and tablets. Similar manga promotions also may be available from VIZ Media digital partner sites.

ALL YOU NEED IS KILL, Chapter 1 ”Keiji Kiriya” • Rated ‘T+’ for Older Teens
When the alien Mimics invade, Keiji Kiriya is just one of many recruits shoved into a suit of battle armor called a Jacket and sent out to kill. Keiji dies on the battlefield, only to be reborn each morning to fight and die again and again. On his 158th iteration, he gets a message from a mysterious ally – the female soldier known as the Full Metal Bitch. Is she the key to Keiji's escape or his final death?

BLEACH, Part 1 Chapter 1 ”Death and Strawberry”  • Rated ‘T’ for Teens
Ichigo Kurosaki never asked for the ability to see ghosts – he was born with the gift. When his family is attacked by a Hollow – a malevolent lost soul – Ichigo becomes a Soul Reaper, dedicating his life to protecting the innocent and helping the tortured spirits themselves find peace. Find out why Tite Kubo's BLEACH has become an international manga smash-hit!

BLEACH, Part 2 Chapter 1 “Eyes of the Unknown”• Rated ‘T’ for Teens
Ichigo and his friends return to the world of the living, where life goes on as usual. But the arrival of a new transfer student raises disturbing questions, for outside school he carries a Zanpakutô and wears the mask of a Hollow…

FOOD WARS!, Chapter 1 “Endless Wilderness” • Rated ‘T+ for Older Teens’
Soma Yukihira’s old man runs a small family restaurant in the less savory end of town. Aiming to one day surpass his father’s culinary prowess, Soma hones his skills day in and day out until one day, out of the blue, his father decides to enroll Soma in a classy culinary school! Can Soma really cut it in a place that prides itself on a 10 percent graduation rate? And can he convince the beautiful, domineering heiress of the school that he belongs there at all?!

NARUTO, Part 1 Chapter 1 “Uzumaki Naruto!”• Rated ‘T’ for Teens
Naruto is a young shinobi with an incorrigible knack for mischief. He's got a wild sense of humor, but Naruto is completely serious about his mission to be the world's greatest ninja!

NARUTO, Part 2 Chapter 1 “Homecoming!!” • Rated ‘T’ for Teens
It's been two years since Naruto left to train with Jiraiya. Now he reunites with his old friends to find out he's still not the most accomplished of his former teammates. But when one of them is kidnapped, it's up to Naruto to prove he's got the stuff to save them!

ONE PIECE, Part 1 Chapter 1 “Romance Dawn”• Rated ‘T’ for Teens
As a child, Monkey D. Luffy dreamed of becoming King of the Pirates. But his life changed when he accidentally gained the power to stretch like rubber…at the cost of never being able to swim again! Years, later, Luffy sets off in search of the "One Piece," said to be the greatest treasure in the world...

ONE PIECE, Part 2 Chapter 2 “The Pledge” • Rated ‘T’ for Teens
Now that they’ve reached the New World, the Straw Hat pirates are up against things they’ve never seen before! Dragons, centaurs and deadly samurai are just the tip of the iceberg compared to the true dangers of Punk Hazard! Can Luffy and his mates uncover the dark secrets of this mysterious island?!

VIZManga.com and the free VIZ Manga App continue to be the top platforms for reading digital manga and feature a massive library of the most popular series in the world. New series and volumes are added every Tuesday. These dynamic digital platforms offer fans the opportunity to explore and enjoy a massive catalog of new and classic manga titles that spans over 2,600 volumes across more than 225 different series.

Most manga volumes are available for purchase and download in the U.S. and Canada within the VIZ Manga application starting from only $4.99 (U.S. / CAN) each. For more information, please visit VIZManga.com or www.VIZ.com/apps.

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JOESTER LORIA GROUP PARTNERS WITH
DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT AND SMOSH
FOR COMIC AND GRAPHIC NOVELS



May 20, 2015: In a deal brokered by The Joester Loria Group, DEFY Media's YouTube sensation SMOSH has licensed with Dynamite Entertainment to develop a series of comics and graphic novels.

  • SMOSH, the powerhouse digital comedy brand with more than 30 million subscribers across multiple YouTube Channels and over 20 million social media followers, launched in 2005 as the brainchild of Ian Hecox and Anthony Padilla.  Founded in 2004, Dynamite Entertainment has become a leading comic publisher focusing on creating adaptations of top entertainment properties.
  • An extension of DEFY Media's SMOSH comedy brand, which includes multiple YouTube channels, a highly trafficked website, mobile, OTT and gaming apps, and merchandising,  the comic & graphic novel series will give Hecox and Padilla a new platform for their distinct brand of humor, and will provide SMOSH fans with another way to connect with their favorite digital channels.
  • The SMOSH Graphic Novels and Comics will hit retail shelves Holiday 2015 and will retail for 3.99-$4.99 for comic books, $14.99-$19.99 for soft cover graphic novels, $24.99-$49.99 for hard covers.
  • The program will target the growing community of graphic novel and comic book enthusiast in the young millennial demographic


About DEFY Media:
 
DEFY Media is the top digital producer and programmer for 13-34 year olds, and the largest owner of YouTube channels and leading media brands across the comedy, lifestyle and gaming verticals.  Each month, DEFY-produced content generates 500 million video views and reaches 125 million viewers across our 50 million YouTube subscribers, 80 million unique web visitors and consumers of our apps, which have been downloaded over 22 million times.  DEFY Media brands include Smosh, recently named by Variety as the top brand for 13-17 year olds, Break, known for its top program "Prank It Forward", and Screen Junkies, home to the highly influential digital series "Honest Trailers".  The world's top brands partner with DEFY to build immersive advertising solutions that deliver unparalleled access to this influential audience. With uniquely integrated capabilities in content development, studio production, distribution and promotion, DEFY Media is built for content delivery in the digital age. Please visit us at www.DEFYMedia.com.
 

About SMOSH:

Anthony Padilla and Ian Hecox are the duo behind the powerhouse comedy brand SMOSH.   Time Magazine called SMOSH the "SNL of the Internet", Forbes named Padilla and Hecox "A New, Purely Digital, Breed of Celebrity", ranking the duo in their Hollywood '30 Under 30' two years in a row, and Variety recently commissioned a survey that ranked SMOSH #1 among teens. 
SMOSH catapulted to YouTube's #1 most subscribed channel in 2013, ranks among YouTube's Top 3 most viewed channels of all time with more than 6 billion lifetime views, and counts over 30 million combined channel subscribers and 20 million social followers. SMOSH's multi-faceted enterprise, based around its flagship YouTube channel and highly trafficked website, includes multiple record-setting channel spinoffs, including SMOSH Games - among YouTube's fastest growing channels ever - and Shut Up Cartoons, top-charting musical endeavors, merchandising, magazines, mobile, OTT and gaming apps - and, coming soon, The SMOSH Movie. 


About Dynamite Entertainment:

Dynamite was founded in 2004 and is home to several best-selling comic book titles and properties, including The Boys, The Shadow, Red Sonja, Warlord of Mars, Bionic Man, A Game of Thrones, and more.  Dynamite owns and controls an extensive library with over 3,000 characters (which includes the Harris Comics and Chaos Comics properties), such as Vampirella, Pantha, Evil Ernie, Smiley the Psychotic Button, Chastity, and Peter Cannon: Thunderbolt.  In addition to their critically-acclaimed titles and bestselling comics, Dynamite works with some of the most high profile creators in comics and entertainment, including Kevin Smith, Alex Ross, Neil Gaiman, Andy Diggle, John Cassaday, Garth Ennis, Jae Lee, Marc Guggenheim, Mike Carey, Jim Krueger, Greg Pak, Brett Matthews, Matt Wagner, Gail Simone, Steve Niles, James Robinson, and a host of up-and-coming new talent.  Dynamite is consistently ranked in the upper tiers of comic book publishers and several of their titles - including Alex Ross and Jim Krueger's Project Superpowers - have debuted in the Top Ten lists produced by Diamond Comics Distributors.  In 2005, Diamond awarded the company a GEM award for Best New Publisher and another GEM in 2006 for Comics Publisher of the Year (under 5%) and again in 2011.  The company has also been nominated for and won several industry awards, including the prestigious Harvey and Eisner Awards.
 

About The Joester Loria Group:

The Joester Loria Group, www.joesterloriagroup.com, is a full-service licensing and marketing agency providing its clients with a full array of services, including strategic planning and implementation of licensing strategies that encompass robust marketing and retail initiatives. The Joester Loria Group represents Pepsi-Cola North America; Constellation Brands Beer Division's portfolio including, Corona Extra (the #1 imported beer in the U.S. and #5 beer overall), Corona Light, Modelo Especial, Negra Modelo, Pacifico, Tsingtao and Victoria beer brands, Clorox Green Works'; Kellogg's portfolio of cereal and snack brands; celebrity chef Fabio Viviani, leading fashion blogger and creator of SongofStyle.com, Aimee Song, Designer Amy Coe, National Geographic Channel's Brain Games, The World of Eric Carle™ based on  the beloved children's picture books franchise; YouTube sensation SMOSH; Entenmann's; Dew Tour, the #1 action sporting event in North America; Waste Management; Hearst Corporation's Car and Driver, Road & Track and Popular Mechanics.
WARNER BROS. HOME ENTERTAINMENT
SPOTLIGHTS ONE OF MANGA’S TOP SELLING TALES
JOJO’S BIZARRE ADVENTURE: THE COMPLETE FIRST SEASON
COMING TO DVD and digital ON JULY 28, 2015

Epic, Decades-Spanning Anime Series filled with Mystery, Action, Comedy, Horror & Supernatural

BURBANK, CA (May 20, 2015) — Delve into the mysterious trek of the Joestar family from the very beginning of the popular manga tale when Warner Bros. Home Entertainment releases the DVD and digital anime anthology, JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: The Complete First Season, on July 28, 2015.
Featuring all 26 episodes on three DVDs, JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: The Complete First Season ($49.45 SRP) follows the enthralling, decades-spanning story of wealthy, young Jonathan Joestar and his adoptive brother Dio Brando, the latter of whom uses a mysterious stone mask to become a powerful vampire and further aid his attempt to gain control of the Joestar fortune.  The first season covers two distinct arcs set 50 years apart – “Phantom Blood” depicts the battle between Jonathan and Dio, while the future “Battle Tendency” focuses on Jonathan’s grandson Joseph’s pursuit of the mask’s creators, the Pillar Men.
Based on the monumentally popular manga series by internationally acclaimed author Hirohiko Araki, JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: The Complete First Season runs the full gamut of genres so prevalent in today’s pop culture: supernatural, adventure, comedy, horror, action and mystery. The series is also infused with pop culture references, particularly in the realm of American rock music, including a driving soundtrack that features the band Yes and their 1971 hit, “Roundabout.”
 “Few manga series have risen to the level of popularity of this franchise, making this it a true privilege to release begin releasing this epic anime series on DVD and digital,” said Mary Ellen Thomas, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Vice President, Family & Animation Marketing. “The sheer scope of the first, multigenerational season of JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: The Complete First Season, and this series’ unique place in the pop culture canon, makes this a ‘must-have’ for fans across the globe.”

The Basics

Street Date: July 28, 2015
Order Due Date: June 23, 2015
Languages: English
Audio: Dolby Stereo
Color
Run Time: Approx. 624 minutes
Rating:  NR

About Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, Inc.
Warner Bros. Home Entertainment (WBHE) brings together Warner Bros. Entertainment's home video, digital distribution and interactive entertainment businesses in order to maximize current and next-generation distribution scenarios. An industry leader since its inception, WBHE oversees the global distribution of content through packaged goods (Blu-ray Disc™ and DVD) and digital media in the form of electronic sell-through and video-on-demand via cable, satellite, online and mobile channels, and is a significant developer and publisher for console and online video game titles worldwide. WBHE distributes its product through third party retail partners and licensees.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

School's Back in Session with
'Gunnerkrigg Court Vol. 5: Refine' Hardcover

 
Gunnerkrigg Court Vol. 5: Refine Cover by Thomas Siddell
Gunnerkrigg Court Vol. 5: Refine Cover by Thomas Siddell
 
May 20, 2015 - Los Angeles, CA - Archaia, an imprint of award-winning publisher BOOM! Studios, is pleased to announce the latest installment of Thomas Siddell’s adventurous fantasy series with the June release of the Gunnerkrigg Court Vol. 5: Refine hardcover. Siddell’s long-running webcomic has garnered high praise and a large fanbase from around the world, including legendary creator Neil Gaiman, and Archaia is pleased to present this collection of the latest adventures of Antimony Carver at the mysterious boarding school, Gunnerkrigg Court.
 
Gunnerkrigg Court has been running online for ten years now, and Antimony’s journey has only become more and more exciting,” said BOOM! Studios Editor-in-Chief Matt Gagnon. “Thomas has created a fantastic world filled with magic, science, and myth, and Antimony is the perfect character to explore that world. Most impressive of all are the fans from all corners of the globe who have continually supported and cheered on this series, so we’re honored to be collecting Thomas’ work in these beautiful hardcover collections.”
 
Antimony’s new responsibilities thrust her into the heart of the forest, taking Parley and Smitty along for the ride! Meanwhile, Kat is left to deal with the mysterious letter she received, and Renard takes the time to reflect on his past decisions. As the year reaches a close, some friendships will grow stronger and some will have to come to an end.
 
The Gunnerkrigg Court Vol. 5: Refine hardcover arrives in comic book shops on June 17th with a cover by series creator Thomas Siddell (Munchkin) for the price of $26.99 under Diamond Code APR151222. The Final Order Cutoff date for comics retailers is May 25th. Not sure where to find your nearest comic retailer? Use comicshoplocator.com or findacomicshop.com to find one! It’s also available for pre-order directly from boom-studios.com.
 
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.
DOOM COMES EARLY IN THE FORM OF INVADER ZIM ZINE SPECIAL

INVADER ZIM COMIC SUPPLEMENT TO DEBUT AT DENVER COMIC CON 2015

PORTLAND, OR -- May 20, 2015 – Oni Press, Portland’s premier independent comic book publisher, announced today TruthShrieker, a satirical kickoff to the ongoing comic book series based on the beloved animated show Invader Zim, in collaboration with Jhonen Vasquez and Nickelodeon.

TruthShrieker, a conspiracy-zine-style comic, features work by Invader Zim creator Jhonen Vasquez along with Aaron Alexovich, Eric Trueheart, Rikki Simons and Megan Lawton. It features articles by Invader Zim antagonist Dib among other brave TruthShrieker contributors unencumbered by the public’s insistence on “facts.” Fans can look forward to hard-hitting journalism pieces like “Where is Invader Zim?”, “Ms. Bitters Has Always Existed??”, “Is This Bee Haunted?” and many more.

TruthShrieker will first be available at the Oni Press booth (#529) at Denver Comic Con, May 23-25, and Jhonen Vasquez will sign copies during the event.  The next chance for fans to get this unique prelude to the Invader Zim comic will be at San Diego Comic-Con International 2015, July 9-12.  After that, TruthShrieker will be available online through the Oni Press web store. The first issue of Invader Zim #1, will be available July 1 in comic stores across the country.



About Oni Press

Since 1997, Oni Press has been a leader in independent comic book publishing. Home to a range of rad comics including Scott Pilgrim, The Sixth Gun, Letter 44, Stumptown, Princess Ugg and The Bunker, Oni Press strives to create comics for you.

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About Nickelodeon
Nickelodeon, now in its 36th year, is the number-one entertainment brand for kids. It has built a diverse, global business by putting kids first in everything it does. The company includes television programming and production in the United States and around the world, plus consumer products, online, recreation, books and feature films. Nickelodeon’s U.S. television network is seen in more than 100 million households and has been the number-one-rated basic cable network for 20 consecutive years. For more information or artwork, visit http://www.nickpress.com. Nickelodeon and all related titles, characters and logos are trademarks of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIA, VIAB).
Baltimore Welcomes Comics Legends Adams,Garcia-Lopez, Heath, and Simonsons
  
BALTIMORE, MARYLAND - May 20, 2015 - Come to Baltimore's Inner Harbor on September 25-27, 2015 for the 16th annual Baltimore Comic-Con. We are thrilled to announce legendary members of the comics creative community: Neal Adams, Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez, Russ Heath, Louise Simonson, and Walter Simonson.

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Neal Adams' work on such DC Comics characters as Superman, Batman, Green Lantern, and Green Arrow redefined an era of comics, bringing a photorealistic feel to the pages of their respective books. In the late-'60s, while freelancing for DC Comics, Adams also began working at Marvel Comics on X-Men with Roy Thomas. He continued to work for DC and Marvel throughout the late-'60s and '70s, working on The Avengers, Detective Comics, and Green Lantern/Green Arrow. More recently, Adams worked on the 7-issue second volume of Batman: Odyssey for DC Comics, handled art duties on Marvel Comics' First X-Men, and can be seen on variant covers from Marvel's All-New Captain America.
Originally hailing from Spain, artist extraordinaire Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez has spent the vast majority of his illustrious career providing art at DC Comics. He has worked on characters large and small, ensemble casts and individual characters, and has received praise from his writers and editors alike. Some of his noteworthy work includes Jonah Hex, DC Comics Presents, New Teen Titans, Road to Perdition, Twilight, and Wednesday Comics. You can find recent work from Garcia-Lopez on All-Star Western, the Adventures of Superman: Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez hardcover, Batman '66: The Lost Episode, and covers of Justice League: Gods and Monsters.
Russ Heath's storied career began when he was still in high school, freelancing as a penciller and inker on Captain Aero Comics from Holyoke publishing in the 1940s. After his time in the Air Force in WWII, Heath found work as a staffer at Timely Comics where he worked on many westerns, like Wild Western, All Western Winners, and Black Rider. His work expanded throughout the wide range of genres offered by Timely, including the war comics for which he became reputed. He went onto work for other publishers, like EC Comics (Frontline Combat), St. John Publications (3-D Comics), and DC Comics (Our Army at War, G.I. Combat, and Star-Spangled War Stories). Heath was inducted into the Will Eisner Comic Book Hall of Fame in 2009, and has received the National Cartoonists Society's Milton Caniff Award in 2014.
Louise Simonson has, like her husband Walter, contributed significantly to the comic book industry. "Weezie", as she is known, began her comics career as an editor at Warren Publishing before leaving for Marvel to edit titles including X-Men, New Mutants, and Star Wars. Departing the editorial role in favor of writing, Weezie has contributed to storylines in Marvel's Marvel Team-Up, Web of Spider-Man, and Red Sonja, and was responsible for the introduction of Apocalypse in X-Factor as well as the launch of Power Pack. At DC Comics, she worked on Superman: The Man of Steel and The Adventures of Superman. She has lately been writing for DC Comics' Convergence: Superman - The Man of Steel.

Walter Simonson has made vast contributions to comics publishing, as a writer, an artist, and even in founding publishing imprints. He was recognized in 2012 at the Harvey Awards in Special Award for Excellence in Production/Presentation and Best Domestic Reprint Project for Walt Simonson's The Mighty Thor, Artist's Edition from IDW, and in 2013 for Alien: The Illustrated Story from Titan Books for Best Graphic Album of Previously Published Work. He also received the Hero Initiative Lifetime Achievement Award in 2010 at the Harvey Awards. Walt's career began in the 1970s at DC Comics, where he worked on titles such as Weird War Tales, Manhunter, Metal Men, Orion, Wonder Woman, Hawkgirl, Vigilante, and Hercules Unbound. Over at Marvel Comics, Simonson has had numerous noteworthy runs, including The Rampaging Hulk magazine, X-Factor, Fantastic Four, and Thor, on which he was responsible for the introduction of Beta Ray Bill and Thor as a frog. You can find his artwork gracing the covers of DC's Convergence: Superman - The Man of Steel.
 
"The contributions these 5 guests have made to the comics industry are unparalleled," said Marc Nathan, promoter of the Baltimore Comic-Con. "Our show in September will be a unique opportunity for their fans to meet and interact with them all in one place."

This year's confirmed guests for the show include: Neal Adams (All-New Captain America); Jeremy Bastian (Cursed Pirate Girl); John Beatty (Secret Wars); Christy Blanch (The Damnation of Charlie Wormwood); Mark Buckingham (Fables); Sean Chen (Secret Origins); Cliff Chiang (Wonder Woman); Frank Cho (Jungle Girl); Steve Conley (Bloop); Amanda Conner (Harley Quinn); Katie Cook (Gronk); Darwyn Cooke (Richard Stark's Parker); Ramona Fradon (Spongebob Annual-Size Super-Giant Swimtacular); John Gallagher (Buzzboy); Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez (Batman '66: The Lost Episode); Cully Hamner (Convergence: The Question); Dean Haspiel (The Fox); Russ Heath (G.I. Combat); Jaime Hernandez (Love and Rockets); Klaus Janson (Superman); Dave Johnson (Inhumans: Attilan Rising); JG Jones (Strange Fruit); Denis Kitchen (The Best of Comix Book: When Marvel Went Underground); Barry Kitson (Empire: Uprising); Paul Levitz (Convergence: World's Finest Comics); Mike Manley (Darkhawk); Mark Mariano (The Other Side of Hugless Hill); Ron Marz (Convergence: Batman and Robin); Terry Moore (Rachel Rising); Tom Palmer (The Avengers); Jimmy Palmiotti (The Con Job); Dan Parent (Archie); Andrew Pepoy (Afterlife with Archie); David Peterson (Mouse Guard); Khoi Pham (X-Men Legacy); Ron Randall (Convergence: Catwoman); Budd Root (Cavewoman); Don Rosa (Donald Duck); Andy Runton (Owly); Stan Sakai (Usagi Yojimbo); Matteo Scalera (Black Science); Bart Sears (Bloodshot); Louise Simonson (Convergence: Superman - The Man of Steel); Walter Simonson (Convergence: Superman - The Man of Steel); Andy Smith (Earth 2); Charles Soule (Uncanny Inhumans); Marcio Takara (Armor Wars); Ben Templesmith (Gotham by Midnight); Frank Tieri (Suicide Squad); Peter Tomasi (Green Lantern Corps); John Totleben (Swamp Thing); Billy Tucci (Shi); James Tynion (Constantine: The Hellblazer); Rick Veitch (Saga of the Swamp Thing); Charles Vess (Little Nemo: Dream Another Dream); Mark Waid (Daredevil); John Watson (Red Sonja); Kelly Yates (Doctor Who); Thom Zahler (My Little Pony: Friends Forever); and Mike Zeck (Secret Wars). 
   
In the coming weeks, look for more announcements from the Baltimore Comic-Con. We are looking forward to highlighting our guests, the Harvey Awards, industry exclusives, and programming. The latest developments can always be found on our website, Twitter, and Facebook pages.