Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Dynamite Entertainment Announces First Stretch Goal in the Successful Vampirella Tarot Card Kickstarter Campaign 




June 13, 2017, Mt. Laurel, NJ: Dynamite Entertainment is proud to share the great news that, thanks to the overwhelming support of fans and backers alike, the current Vampirella Tarot Card Kickstarter has now surpassed its original $5,000 goal! With only two days remaining in the campaign, it is with great pleasure that the publisher is now announcing the first stretch goal for this Kickstarter campaign: a unique Expanded Arcana that adds three new Tarot Cards to the deck. Featuring the classic artwork of Amanda Conner, Joe Jusko, and Jae Lee, these latest additions can be used to provide their own interpretations, or simply as rare collectibles!

Launched on May 31st, the two-week Kickstarter campaign celebrates the vibrant history of their signature character Vampirella with a stylish and functional Tarot Card Deck. Expected to ship in October, this first-ever collectible game offering from Dynamite captures the vibrant history of the iconic Vampirella in a 78-card art deco inspired deck that embraces the vintage look encapsulated in the classic Vampirella Magazine covers.

The Vampirella Tarot Card Kickstarter campaign remains active now until June 15th for backers to contribute toward the new stretch goal:


Packaged in a unique Kickstarter exclusive illustrated box, these Vampirella Tarot Cards will feature the artwork of some of the all-time masters of the craft, including Frank Frazetta, Enrich, Esteban Maroto, and Paul Gulacy, all in one unique, collectible package! The complete box set of these genuine major and minor arcana tarot cards comes with detailed instructions, and will provide any collector or fan with a truly immersive experience in the world of Vampirella!

"From the beginning, we wanted to do something special for our supporters and we think we've come up with something really unique," says Nick Barrucci, CEO and Publisher of Dynamite Entertainment.    "Working hand-in-hand with Vampirella comics scholars, we've designed an Expanded Arcana that provides three brand-new Tarot Cards that truly capture the vivacious history of our most iconic character.  We're thrilled to continue expanding Vampirella's universe in such an aesthetically pleasing and exciting way!

Production on the Vampirella Tarot Cards is well under way, and backers who support the Vampirella Tarot Card Kickstarter have the opportunity to receive rewards, including digital editions, collectible prints and variant covers, full print collections, and artist signed exclusives! With tiers designed to fit any collector's budget, backers will have the potential to enjoy a number of these great rewards!

The new Vampirella Tarot Cards are slated for release just in time for Halloween!  To stay up-to-date on this great project, please visit  https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/dynamiteent/vampirella-tarot-card-deck/ or follow us on Twitter and Facebook for the latest information, news, and updates!


About Dynamite Entertainment:
Dynamite was founded in 2004 and is home to several best-selling comic book titles and properties, including The BoysThe ShadowRed SonjaWarlord of MarsBionic 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 VampirellaPanthaEvil ErnieSmiley the Psychotic ButtonChastity, 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.
MORE 25TH ANNIVERSARY IMAGES OF TOMORROW VARIANT COVERS REVEALED
 
PORTLAND, OR, 06/13/2017 — Image Comics is pleased to reveal three more of the variants planned for July’s 25th anniversary theme—“Images of Tomorrow.”

After 25 years of ushering in waves of bestselling, award winning, and groundbreaking comics, these variants will celebrate the longevity of Image Comics’ series with covers speculating possible future events in their storylines.

Each month of Image’s 25th year will boast a theme for special anniversary variants.

Available in stores on Wednesday, July 5th (final order cutoff deadline Monday, June 12th):
  • RAT QUEENS #4 by Kurtis Wiebe & Owen Gieni, cover by Jim Valentino & Chance Wolf (Diamond Code APR178255)
  • SEVEN TO ETERNITY #7 by Rick Remender & James Harren, cover by Farel Dalrymple (Diamond Code APR178975)
  • THE WICKED + THE DIVINE #29 by Kieron Gillen & Jamie McKelvie, cover by McKelvie (Diamond Code APR178260) 
Available in stores on Wednesday, July 12th (final order cutoff deadline Monday, June 19th):
  • CURSE WORDS #6 by Charles Soule & Ryan Browne, cover by Browne (Diamond Code APR178258)
  • THE DIVIDED STATES OF HYSTERIA #2 by Howard Chaykin, cover by Chaykin (Diamond Code APR178246)
  • REGRESSION #3 by Cullen Bunn & Danny Luckert, cover by Luckert (Diamond Code APR178254)
  • ROSE #4 by Meredith Finch & Ig Guara, cover by Guara (Diamond Code APR178259)
 Available in stores on Wednesday, July 19th (final order cutoff deadline Monday, June 26th):
  • DESCENDER #22 by Jeff Lemire & Dustin Nguyen, cover by Nguyen (Diamond Code APR178248)
  • GENERATION GONE #1 by Ales Kot & André Lima Araújo, cover by Araújo (Diamond Code APR178245)
  • I HATE FAIRYLAND #14 by Skottie Young, cover by Young (Diamond Code APR178244)
  • ROYAL CITY #5 by Jeff Lemire, cover by Lemire (Diamond Code APR178249)
 Available in stores on Wednesday, July 26th (final order cutoff deadline Monday, July 3rd):
  • CROSSWIND #2 by Gail Simone & Cat Staggs, cover by Staggs (Diamond Code APR178257)
  • POSTAL #21 by Bryan Hill & Isaac Goodhart, cover by Linda Sejic (Diamond Code APR178252)
  • SHUTTER #30 by Joseph Keatinge & Leila Del Duca, cover by Del Duca (Diamond Code APR178256)
  • SPAWN #276 by Todd McFarlane, cover by McFarlane (Diamond Code APR178250)
  • UNDERWINTER #5 by Ray Fawkes, cover by Fawkes (Diamond Code APR178247)
  • WAYWARD #22 by Jim Zub & Steven Cummings, cover by Cummings (Diamond Code APR178253)
 Available in stores on Wednesday, August 2nd (final order cutoff deadline Monday, July 10th):
  • SAMARITAN: VERITAS #3 by Matt Hawkins & Atilio Rojo, by Stjepan Sejic (Diamond Code APR178251)
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ABOUT IMAGE COMICS
Image Comics is a comic book and graphic novel publisher founded in 1992 by a collective of bestselling 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 Comics, Skybound Entertainment, 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.
CHAYKIN’S THE DIVIDED STATES OF HYSTERIA SPARKS INDUSTRY CONVERSATION
First issue rushed back to print in order to keep up with customer demand
 
PORTLAND, OR, 06/13/2017 — Image Comics is pleased to announce that Howard Chaykin (AMERICAN FLAGG!, SATELLITE SAM) has turned the industry on its head once again with his latest, THE DIVIDED STATES OF HYSTERIA. The first issue of this searing dystopian story will be rushed back to print to keep up with overwhelming demand.

“A fictional dystopia selling out in the midst of a real life slow motion societal collapse—how much more thrilled and grateful could I possibly be at this?” said Chaykin.

Eric Stephenson, Publisher at Image Comics added: “The history of comics isn’t exactly filled with political thrillers, but Howard Chaykin made his name in the ’80s with American Flagg!, and The Divided States of Hysteria is very much in the same mold. One of the things I’ve always admired about Howard’s work is his unflinching reluctance to pull any punches, and this series about a society, not on the verge, but in the midst of collapse is no different. If you’re looking for escapism, this probably isn’t the book for you, as its warts-and-all depiction of the modern world reveals it to be an ugly place, governed by hatred, fear, and intolerance. Rooted in the worst aspects of reality, this is indignant, rebellious fiction, designed to make readers both angry and uncomfortable, but more than that, it’s intended to provoke thought about how and why things have reached a state where the tools for progress—discourse, understanding, cooperation—are shunned in favor of treating anyone with an opposing viewpoint as an enemy combatant. If The Divided States of Hysteria prompts just a single productive conversation about the present state of our society, then it has succeeded in its goals and is a story worth sharing.”  

In THE DIVIDED STATES OF HYSTERIA, an imminent terrorist attack threatens to destabilize an already deeply troubled America barely beginning to recover from a profound national trauma that has shattered the nation.

THE DIVIDED STATES OF HYSTERIA #1, 2nd printing (Diamond Code MAY178007), THE DIVIDED STATES OF HYSTERIA #2, Cover A (Diamond Code MAY170679), and THE DIVIDED STATES OF HYSTERIA #2, Cover B  "Images of Tomorrow" (Diamond Code APR178246) will be available on Wednesday, July 12th. The final order cutoff deadline is Monday, June 19th.
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ABOUT IMAGE COMICS
Image Comics is a comic book and graphic novel publisher founded in 1992 by a collective of bestselling 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 Comics, Skybound Entertainment, 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.

Monday, June 12, 2017

VIZ MEDIA DETAILS NEW DIGITAL MANGA UPDATES FOR JUNE

Catch This Month’s Exciting New Releases Of MANGA IN THEORY AND PRACTICE: THE CRAFT OF CREATING MANGA, AFTER HOURS, GOLDEN KAMUY And THE EMPEROR AND I

VIZ Media announces digital manga updates for June highlighted by several notable new series.

Readers will not want to miss June’s selection of new titles that includes MANGA IN THEORY AND PRACTICE: THE CRAFT OF CREATING MANGA by the famed creator of JOJO’S BIZARRE ADVENTURE, as well as the first volume of the coming-of-age urban drama, AFTER HOURS. The historical action-packed adventure series, GOLDEN KAMUY, and an endearing tale about a high school girl and her pet penguin in THE EMPEROR AND I also debut this month.

Readers are also invited to take advantage of special digital pricing on a variety of manga series from celebrated creators. Each week throughout the month, the entire series run of a creator’s works will be available for discounted prices. Starting tomorrow, June 13th, catch the entire VIZ Media catalog for Inio Asano at special pricing.

Creator Spotlight Sale
Celebrate a variety of classic and fan-loved manga titles from your favorite creators all month!
·         Inio Asano Spotlight Sale: All volumes of Ono’s series, GOODNIGHT PUNPUN, SOLANIN, and WHAT A WONDERFUL WORLD are on sale for $2 off per volume. Available June 13th-19th across all digital platforms.

Check VIZ.com each week throughout the rest of June for additional creators’ titles to be featured in this month’s digital sales!

WEEKLY SHONEN JUMP Updates

Check out SHONEN JUMP’s free section for the latest new additions including DEATH NOTE, BAKUMAN and HIKARU NO GO. Read Free Chapters of popular WEEKLY SHONEN JUMP series atwww.viz.com/shonenjump/chapters/all.


Free chapters are available now for the following series:

·         ASTRA LOST IN SPACE
·         BORUTO: NARUTO NEXT GENERATIONS
·         DRAGON BALL SUPER
·         HUNTER X HUNTER
·         MY HERO ACADEMIA
·         ROBOTXLASERBEAM
·         And More!!

Digital manga updates for June also include new volumes for 18 continuing VIZ Media series. Notable new additions include ASSASSINATION CLASSROOM (Vol. 16), BLACK CLOVER (Vol. 7), DOROHEDORO (Vol. 21), FOOD WARS! (Vol. 18), GOODNIGHT PUNPUN (Vol. 6), SERAPH OF THE END (Vol. 12), and a special digital first release of PLATINUM END (Vol. 3). New shojo manga updates include BLOODY MARY (Vol. 7), EVERYONE’S GETTING MARRIED (Vol. 5), KAMISAMA KISS (Vol. 24), SO CUTE IT HURTS!! (Vol. 13) and YONA OF THE DAWN (Vol. 6).

The free VIZ Manga App continues to be the top application for reading digital manga and features a massive library of the most popular series in the world. Through the innovative VIZ Manga digital platform registered users are able to use one account to view their purchased manga across more devices than ever. New series and volumes are added every Tuesday. Fans can also find these titles and more for the NOOK, Kindle Fire, and Kobo eReaders, as well as in the comiXology, iBooks and Google Play stores.

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. Readers can also explore free Chapter 1 previews of most series.

For more information, please visit VIZ.com.
GLOBAL YAOI MANGA PUBLISHER SUBLIME ANNOUNCES THE RETURN OF THE FINDER MANGA SERIES

The Acclaimed Erotic Crime Thriller Makes A Fresh Debut In Deluxe Print And Digital Editions 

San Francisco, CA, June 12, 2017 – SuBLime, the leading global English-language yaoi manga publisher, announces a special re-release of internationally bestselling creator Ayano Yamane’s erotic underworld thriller FINDER.

FINDER is rated ‘M’ for Mature Readers and is releasing in print and digital formats. Volume 1 of the series will release on June 13th, with each subsequent volume releasing every other month until caught up with current volumes. The latest never-before-published volume of the series (Vol. 8) is already available for purchase through SuBLime. Each volume of this series is a deluxe edition containing a double-sided foldout color poster, a bonus manga story never before published in English, a special cover treatment, and a brand-new translation.

Print editions will carry an MSRP of $14.99 U.S. / $19.99 CAN each. The digital versions will carry an MSRP of $6.99 U.S. Readers have two methods of digital access to the volumes on SuBLimeManga.com – via a DRM-free downloadable PDF, viewable on any enabled eReader device and computer, as well as via the online manga viewer. Readers can also purchase a digital version through the NOOK, Kindle and Kobo eReaders.

In FINDER, freelance photographer Akihito Takaba takes on a risky assignment trying to document the illegal activities of the Japanese underworld. When he captures its leader – the handsome, enigmatic crime lord Ryuichi Asami – in the crosshairs of his viewfinder, Takaba’s world is changed forever. The older man ravages him, both body and mind. Does this mean the end for the naive photographer, or will he live to shoot another day?

“SuBLime’s re-release of FINDER presents the series in a fresh new way to fans, with brand-new translations and the addition of beautiful, full-color foldout double-sided posters and special bonus manga content,” says SuBLime Editor, Jennifer LeBlanc. “We look forward to publishing all of the earlier volumes of FINDER as well as future volumes of the series for the enjoyment of both new and veteran readers alike!”

Ayano Yamane is one of Japan’s most popular boys’ love manga creators and also created the notable series, A Foreign Love Affair and CRIMSON SPELL (published in English by SuBLime). She has also published several doujinshi (independent comics) under the circle name, GUN MANIA.

Visit SuBLimeManga.com for a complete array of additional yaoi manga titles that are available digitally in a download-to-own format for $5.99 (U.S. / CAN) each and are viewable as a PDF on any enabled eReader device or computer or accessed via the online manga viewer found on the web site.

For up-to-date news and release information, please visit the SuBLime website at SubBLimeManga.com, or follow SuBLime on Twitter at @SuBLimeManga, Facebook at facebook.com/SuBLimeManga, and Tumblr at http://sublimemanga.tumblr.com/

About SuBLime
SuBLime is a global yaoi/boys’ love manga publisher presenting English-speaking fans everywhere with a broad selection of high quality titles. SuBLime offers titles digitally worldwide at SuBLimeManga.com, with many available in a Download-to-Own format, and selections in print also available in English-language editions worldwide.

SCALES & SCOUNDRELS:
AN ALL-NEW ALL-AGES FANTASY SERIES COMING THIS SEPTEMBER
PORTLAND, OR, 06/12/2017 — Writer Sebastian Girner (SHIRTLESS BEAR-FIGHTER) and comics/storyboard artist Galaad team up with letterer/designer Jeff Powell for SCALES & SCOUNDRELS, a colorful fantasy tale for scoundrels of all ages this September.

It’s hard to make an honest living in a land brimming with magic and mystery, and treasure hunter Luvander is tired of being a penniless adventurer. Ever in search of gold and glory, she sets off for a fabled dungeon, “the Dragon’s Maw,” an ancient labyrinth, at the bottom of which slumbers endless wealth…or certain doom!

But what starts out as a road to riches becomes the first step on an epic journey of a much different kind—for Luvander holds a secret in her heart that will shatter the chains of fate and bring light to a world encroached upon by an ancient darkness.

“SCALES & SCOUNDRELS is a dream project for Galaad, Jeff, and myself,” said Girner. “We are crafting a deep and wondrous world for readers to get lost in, creating heroes, villains, and rogues to love and loathe, and spinning tales that will delight and entertain, shock and inspire. A fantasy adventure comic for readers of all ages to escape into, and bring a piece of magic back with them into their lives.”

“S&S is everything we want to bring to a comic series: the joyous fun, the gripping action, the thrill of adventure, the sense of wonder, the dramatic moments, the high stakes, the epic turning-points, and the inspiring destinies,” said Galaad. “We don't want the readers to just enjoy this story, we want them to embark with us and share in the adventure of a lifetime. That's what I love about comics. Just a drip of ink on paper—endless stories and memories.”

“It’s great to have the opportunity to work on a book that can be enjoyed by a wide audience,” said Powell. “Both the art and story kick ass, and I think people will enjoy seeing how it unfolds.”

SCALES & SCOUNDRELS #1 arrives in comic book stores Wednesday, September 6th. The final order cutoff deadline for comics retailers is Monday, August 14th. 
Advance praise for SCALES & SCOUNDRELS:

“SAGA meets Scott Pilgrim. One of the most beautiful comics I've ever read.”
—Declan Shalvey (INJECTION, SAVAGE TOWN)

“SCALES & SCOUNDRELS is a fun, beautiful fantasy adventure for all ages and the kind of book we need more of! I look forward to more!”
—Skottie Young (I HATE FAIRYLAND)
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ABOUT IMAGE COMICS
Image Comics is a comic book and graphic novel publisher founded in 1992 by a collective of bestselling 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 Comics, Skybound Entertainment, 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.

Friday, June 09, 2017

ROB LIEFELD’S NEW YOUNGBLOOD RUSHED BACK TO PRINT
 
PORTLAND, OR, 06/09/2017 — Image Comics is pleased to announce that Rob Liefeld’s YOUNGBLOOD #2 with writer Chad Bowers (X-Men ‘92, Deadpool: Bad Blood) and artist Jim Towe will be fast-tracked to a second printing in order to keep up with growing fan enthusiasm for the classic series’ new direction.

In YOUNGBLOOD #2, Shaft arrives in Baltimore with a warning for the team of rookie heroes calling themselves “Youngblood,” but will it fall on deaf ears? Meanwhile, President Die Hard meets with the architects of the popular Help! app and struggles with just how far he’s willing to go to protect the country. All this, plus Badrock keeping secrets? Seriously, Badrock... already? What the hell, dude, it’s only the second issue!

“The fans have spoken and let their enthusiasm shine in support for the amazing work from Chad Bowers and Jim Towe with two consecutive sell outs!” said Liefeld. “Given that we are celebrating 25 years of Image and Youngblood I'm thrilled that fans are rallying behind this relaunch!”

Twenty-five years ago, YOUNGBLOOD launched the Image Revolution and turned the comics world on its head. Now the original blockbuster hit series returns with an all-new cast and a brand-new mission! When a young hero goes missing, his friend’s search for answers leads to some unexpected allies. Together, they'll do whatever it takes to find him…even if it means resurrecting the world’s most infamous super-team.

YOUNGBLOOD #2 remains available for purchase across all digital platforms, including the Image Comics website (imagecomics.com), the official Image Comics iOS app, Comixology’s website (comixology.com), iOS, Android, and Google Play.

Rob Liefeld’s YOUNGBLOOD #2, 2nd printing (Diamond Code MAY178003) will be available on Wednesday, July 5th. The final order cutoff deadline is Monday, June 12th. 
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ABOUT IMAGE COMICS
Image Comics is a comic book and graphic novel publisher founded in 1992 by a collective of bestselling 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 Comics, Skybound Entertainment, 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.

Thursday, June 08, 2017

IMAGE COMICS CELEBRATES 25TH ANNIVERSARY BY LOOKING INTO THE FUTURE WITH IMAGES OF TOMORROW VARIANT COVERS
 
PORTLAND, OR, 06/08/2017 — Image Comics is pleased to reveal the first six of 18 variants planned for July’s 25th anniversary theme—“Images of Tomorrow.” After 25 years of ushering in waves of bestselling, award-winning, and groundbreaking comics, these variants will celebrate the longevity of Image Comics’ series with covers speculating possible future events in their storylines.

Each month of Image’s 25th year will boast a theme for special anniversary variants.

Available in stores on Wednesday, July 5th (final order cutoff deadline Monday, June 12th):
  • RAT QUEENS #4 by Kurtis Wiebe & Owen Gieni, cover by Jim Valentino & Chance Wolf (Diamond Code APR178255)
  • SEVEN TO ETERNITY #7 by Rick Remender & James Harren, cover by Farel Dalrymple (Diamond Code APR178975)
  • THE WICKED + THE DIVINE #29 by Kieron Gillen & Jamie McKelvie, cover by McKelvie (Diamond Code APR178260)

Available in stores on Wednesday, July 12th (final order cutoff deadline Monday, June 19th):
  • CURSE WORDS #6 by Charles Soule & Ryan Browne, cover by Browne (Diamond Code APR178258)
  • THE DIVIDED STATES OF HYSTERIA #2 by Howard Chaykin, cover by Chaykin (Diamond Code APR178246)
  • REGRESSION #3 by Cullen Bunn & Danny Luckert, cover by Luckert (Diamond Code APR178254)
  • ROSE #4 by Meredith Finch & Ig Guara, cover by Guara (Diamond Code APR178259)

Available in stores on Wednesday, July 19th (final order cutoff deadline Monday, June 26th):
  • DESCENDER #22 by Jeff Lemire & Dustin Nguyen, cover by Nguyen (Diamond Code APR178248)
  • GENERATION GONE #1 by Ales Kot & André Lima Araújo, cover by Araújo (Diamond Code APR178245)
  • I HATE FAIRYLAND #14 by Skottie Young, cover by Young (Diamond Code APR178244)
  • ROYAL CITY #5 by Jeff Lemire, cover by Lemire (Diamond Code APR178249)

Available in stores on Wednesday, July 26th (final order cutoff deadline Monday, July 3rd):
  • CROSSWIND #2 by Gail Simone & Cat Staggs, cover by Staggs (Diamond Code APR178257)
  • POSTAL #21 by Bryan Hill & Isaac Goodhart, cover by Linda Sejic (Diamond Code APR178252)
  • SHUTTER #30 by Joseph Keatinge & Leila Del Duca, cover by Del Duca (Diamond Code APR178256)
  • SPAWN #276 by Todd McFarlane, cover by McFarlane (Diamond Code APR178250)
  • UNDERWINTER #5 by Ray Fawkes, cover by Fawkes (Diamond Code APR178247)
  • WAYWARD #22 by Jim Zub & Steven Cummings, cover by Cummings (Diamond Code APR178253)

Available in stores on Wednesday, August 2nd (final order cutoff deadline Monday, July 10th):
  • SAMARITAN: VERITAS #3 by Matt Hawkins & Atilio Rojo, by Stjepan Sejic (Diamond Code APR178251)
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ABOUT IMAGE COMICS
Image Comics is a comic book and graphic novel publisher founded in 1992 by a collective of bestselling 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 Comics, Skybound Entertainment, 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.
BOOM! STUDIOS DEBUTS COMIC BOOK TRAILER

FOR THE UNSOUND


Descend into madness with Cullen Bunn and Jack T. Cole's
new horror comic series


Loa Angeles, CA – June 7, 2017 – Today, BOOM! Studios is proud to debut a one-minute, live-action comic book trailer for its new horror series, THE UNSOUND, created and written by Cullen Bunn (Harrow County, The Empty Man) and hauntingly illustrated by Jack T. Cole. The video is produced by Mister & Mystic Productions.

The Unsound #1 is on sale now in comic book shops.

The Unsound #1
Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Writer: Cullen Bunn
Artist: Jack T. Cole
Cover Artists:
   Main Cover: Jack T. Cole
   FOC Variant Cover: David Lafuente

Format: 32 pages, full color
Price: $3.99
On sale: June 7, 2017
Synopsis: Ashli’s first day as a nurse at Saint Cascia Psychiatric Hospital turns into a nightmare as a bloody riot sends her fleeing into the bowels of the hospital. Her descent takes her to a hellish world populated by lunatics and monsters, cloaked in a secret history of black magic and heinous scientific experiments.

  

 


About BOOM! Studios
BOOM! Studios was founded by Ross Richie in 2005 with the singular focus of creating world-class comic book and graphic novel storytelling for all audiences. Through the development of four distinct imprints—BOOM! Studios, BOOM! Box, KaBOOM!, and Archaia—BOOM! has produced award-winning original work, including Lumberjanes, The Woods, Giant Days, Klaus, and Mouse Guard, while also breaking new ground with established licenses such as WWE, Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, Cartoon Network, and Jim Henson Company properties. BOOM! will also bring their original series to life through unique first-look relationships with 20th Century Fox for film and with Fox Television for the small screen. Please visit www.boom-studios.com for more information.
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Trina Robbins, First Woman To Draw Wonder Woman, Selected For Wizard World Hall of Legends

Writer, Cartoonist, Historian, Eisner Hall of Famer To Be Honored At Wizard World Comic Con Sacramento, June 16

Trina Robbins-333.jpgSACRAMENTO, Calif., June 8, 2017Trina Robbins, who famously became the first woman to draw the Wonder Woman character more than 30 years ago, and whose work in underground and mainstream comics goes back to the 1960s, was today named the second honoree in the Wizard World Hall of Legends, a new initiative to celebrate the artists, writers and insiders who have built the industry and those continue the traditions. Robbins will receive the award at a ceremony at Wizard World Comic Con Sacramento on Friday, June 16 at the Sacramento Convention Center.

In 1970, Robbins produced the very first all-woman comic book, "It Ain't me, Babe."  In 1972 she was one of the founding mothers of "Wimmin's Comix," the longest-lasting women's anthology comic book. (1972 - 1992)

In the mid-1980s, tired of hearing publishers and editors say that girls don't read comics and that women had never drawn comics, she co-wrote (with Catherine Yronwode) "Women and the Comics," the first of what would become a series of histories of women cartoonists.  She has been responsible for rediscovering previously forgotten early women cartoonists like Nell Brinkley, Tarpe Mills, Barbara Hall, and Lily Renee.

Robbins was the very first female artist to draw Wonder Woman for DC Comics in 1986, and revisited Wonder Woman in 1996 with Colleen Doran in “The Once and Future Story” in 1998.   

“I'm very pleased to be recognized by Wizard World and accept this in honor of the many women who continue to make their marks in comics,” said Robbins. “I’m looking forward to meeting the many talented creators in Sacramento next week.”

“Trina has paved a path and elevated all women in the comics industry for decades; from her early work in the underground space, to being the first female artist to draw Wonder Woman, to her continued efforts to highlight the work of female creators, she has spent her entire career in the comics industry as a true trailblazer,” said John D. Maatta, Wizard World President and CEO. “Her work as a creator and pioneer in the comics world makes her an ideal selection to the Wizard World Hall of Legends.

Robbins joins Rob Liefeld, creator of the popular Cable, Deadpool, X-Force and Youngblood franchises, who was presented the inaugural award on June 2 in Philadelphia.

The Wizard World Hall of Legends initiative, which will honor one or more figures from the comics world at each convention, is one in a series of enhancements that Wizard World is making in the comics area. Artist Alley in Sacramento features a standout lineup of creators, including Paolo Rivera (“Daredevil,” “The Valiant”), Steve Leialoha (“Spider-Woman,” “Coyote,” “Howard the Duck”), Jeremy Clark ("Escape From Monster Island," "Grimm Fairy Tales Genesis: Heroes Reborn"), Phil Ortiz ("The Simpsons," "Muppet Babies"), Tom Cook ("The Smurfs," "He-Man"), Jorge Molina (“X-Force,” “Thor”), Daniel Parsons (“Star Wars,” “Game of Thrones” Blu-Ray set), Genese Davis (Holder’s Dominion ), and many more.

Comics creators at Wizard World Comic Cons are engaging with fans more than ever. The Creative Stage, active throughout every show, provides attendees additional opportunities to interact with artists and writers, with demonstrations, interactive Q&As, informative discussions, art raffles and auctions, learn-to-draw instruction and more.

Wizard World Comic Con events bring together thousands of fans of all ages to celebrate the best in pop culture: movies, television, gaming, live entertainment, comics, sci-fi, graphic novels, toys, original art, collectibles, contests and more. The eighth event scheduled on the 2017 Wizard World calendar, Sacramento show hours are Friday, June 16, 4-9 p.m.; Saturday, June 17, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sunday, June 18, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Kids 10 and under are admitted free with paid adult.

Wizard World Comic Con Sacramento is also the place for cosplay, with fans young and old showing off their best costumes throughout the event. Fans dressed as every imaginable character – and some never before dreamed – will roam the convention floor and participate in the famed Wizard World Costume Contest on Saturday evening.

For more on the 2017 Wizard World Sacramento, visit http://wizd.me/SacramentoPR.

About Wizard World (OTCBB: WIZD)
Wizard World, Inc. (www.wizardworld.com ) produces comic, gaming and pop culture conventions across North America that celebrate the best in pop culture: movies, television, gaming, live entertainment, comics, sci-fi, graphic novels, toys, original art, collectibles, contests and more. A first-class lineup of topical programming and entertainment takes place at each event, with celebrity Q&A's, comics-themed sessions, costume contests, movie screenings, evening parties and more. Wizard World has also launched ComicConBox™ (www.comicconbox.com ), a premium subscription-based monthly box service and Wizard World Touring. Fans can interact with Wizard World on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram and other social media services.

The 2017 Wizard World convention schedule is available at: http://www.wizardworld.com/comiccon.