Friday, November 21, 2008





(San Diego, CA; November 20, 2008) --

Due to unprecedented demand, IDW Publishing ( has published a special edition of its best-selling political comic biography PRESIDENTIAL MATERIAL: BARACK OBAMA (Author: Jeff Mariotte/Artist: Tom Morgan).

The book, which quickly sold out during its initial print run in October this year - will be in comic book stores December 3, 2008 and can also be pre-ordered on The new edition features a silver President Elect foil-stamped seal on the cover.

“The demand for the Obama book has exceeded our expectations by a wide margin. Despite aggressively overprinting, it is now sold out and we are going back to press. This has been an incredibly exciting roll of the dice for us, and we’re delighted the book has captured the public's imagination," said Scott Dunbier, IDW’s Special Projects editor.

This compelling biography (together with its companion comic, Presidential Material: John McCain) received glowing reviews from the Los Angeles Times and USA Today, amongst others.

From the LA Times: (The Obama, McCain comics) “deliver savvy and nimble life stories for both candidates and mostly succeed in stripping away overt partisan spin, be it home-team puffery or us-versus-them venom. The books, while short (or maybe because they are short), are fairly ideal introductions to each candidate, especially for teen readers.

Obama’s life story begins with his childhood and young adult years, communicating his struggles as a youngster of mixed-race heritage growing up with a single mom. The intellectual zeal that made Obama the first African American president of Harvard Law Review is a strong undercurrent but, like the McCain story, the compromises, detours and stumbles are left in; we see an aimless, teenage Obama scoffing at the idea of college and then later, after he was shellacked in an expensive 2000 campaign, there's the scene of him getting his credit card denied while trying to buy a plane ticket to the Democratic National Convention.”

Limited supplies of Presidential Material: John McCain and the FLIPBOOK (which present both candidates stories) are still available from To find your local comic book store, call 1800-comicbook.

Presidential Material: Barack Obama, 32 pages, DIAMOND ITEM CODE: OCT088029, $3.99

Obama author Jeff Mariotte is an award-winning, bestselling writer of more than 30 novels, including original supernatural thrillers River Runs Red and Missing White Girl, horror epic The Slab, and Stoker Award nominated teen horror series Witch Season, as well as books set in the universes of CSI: Miami, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel, Supernatural, Spider-Man, Superman, and Star Trek. He is a veteran comics author, including his original Western series, Desperadoes.

About IDW: IDW is an award-winning publisher of comic books, graphic novels and trade paperbacks, based in San Diego, Calif. As a leader in the horror, action, and sci-fi genres, IDW publishes some of the most successful and popular titles in the industry including: television's #1 prime time series CBS' CSI: Crime Scene Investigation; Paramount's Star Trek; Fox's Angel; Hasbro's The Transformers, and the BBC's Doctor Who. IDW's original horror series, 30 Days of Night, was launched as a major motion picture in October 2007 by Sony Pictures and was the #1 film in its first week of release. In April 2008, IDW released Michael Recycle, the first title from its new children's book imprint, Worthwhile Books. More information about the company can be found at
Hey everyone! Hope economy is treating you well. I'm currently looking for more freelance work, and am taking commissions, so feel free to e-mail me if you're in need of any illustrations or artwork! My website has been updated with new t-shirts and prints for sale in the shop! I've also got new illustrations, and more pages in the comics section! You can check that out at:

Also, keep an eye out for the upcoming anthology to be released in February, edited by the fabulous Julia Wertz, titled "I Saw You..." I have a short comic book in the anthology, and it's now listed on Random House's website here:

Joshua Kemble Illustrations
PRESS RELEASE - KELLY YATES' AMBER ATOMS LANDS AT IMAGE THIS FEBRUARY!Illustrator Kelly Yates brings his sci-fi vision to Image!

20 November 2008 (Berkeley, CA) - This February, after exploring the worlds of TELLOS, DOCTOR WHO, GREEN ARROW and JLA/JSA, artist Kelly Yates kicks off his very own ongoing sci-fi adventure series, AMBER ATOMS!

"AMBER ATOMS comes from a deep rooted love of space faring sci-fi adventures, like STAR WARS and its own inspiration, the 1930s Flash Gordon serials," said Yates. "Each issue fires off at as fast a clip as possible, with cliffhangers at every turn while still maintaining my favorite part of the book - Amber herself. A good sci-fi story is held together by the human perspective and Amber's certainly the series' heart."

AMBER ATOMS' life on planet Madisomme is far from the exciting one she always dreamed of. Yet when mercenaries and aliens suddenly invade Amber’s home she quickly learns her dreams may give her more than she bargained for, especially when a family secret could doom an entire galaxy. Yates' unique take on the sci-fi world has already caught the attention of many of the industry's own, including SAVAGE DRAGON creator and Image Founder Erik Larsen.

Larsen commented, "AMBER ATOMS represents an artist finally pursuing his passions after a long time spent in other people's sandboxes. I couldn't be more impressed by what Kelly's accomplishing here and look forward to reading AMBER ATOMS for years to come."

AMBER ATOMS #1, a 32-page full color comic book for $3.50, will be in stores February 18th.

Image Comics is a comics and graphic novels publisher formed in 1992 by a collective of best-selling artists. Since that time, Image has gone on to become one of the largest comics publishers in the United States. There are currently five partners in Image Comics (Robert Kirkman, Erik Larsen, Todd McFarlane, Marc Silvestri, and Jim Valentino), and Image is currently divided into four major houses (Todd McFarlane Productions, Top Cow Productions, Shadowline, and Image Central). Image comics and graphic novels cover nearly every genre, sub-genre, and style imaginable, offering science fiction, romance, horror, crime fiction, historical fiction, humor, and more by the finest artists and writers working in the medium today. Visit
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - Garbage Time All-Stars is back on YAHOO! Sports

Josh Frankel and Mark Haven Britt's hilarious weekly full color comic
strip, GARBAGE TIME ALL–STARS is back for another NBA season on YAHOO!
Sports. It rejoins the YAHOO! Sports' official NBA basketball blog,
Ball Don't Lie, enjoyed by 2 million people every week.

GARBAGE TIME ALL–STARS is a quirky and irreverent take on current
events in NBA and fantasy basketball. Each week features a unique view
on everything from Yao's fantasy numbers to Stephon Marbury's benching
to Lebron's ego. Nothing is out of bounds.

"Josh and I love the NBA and thought it'd be fun to crack some jokes
about what goes on week in and week out. When we started doing the
strip on our own little blog, we had no idea how quickly people could
find it." says series artist Britt. "After YAHOO! hired us last year
and we found out how many people were seeing the strip we were
absolutely stunned. We're having a blast and we're psyched so many
people are digging what we do."

Josh Frankel has been a a stand-out on the independent comics scene in
recent years. Frankel is known for his wordless natural history
comics. One of which, TRILOBITE, was listed in Houghton-Mifflin's
Best American Comics 2007. Mark Haven Britt is a Xeric Award-winning
cartoonist whose debut graphic novel, FULL COLOR was published by
Image Comics. His follow up comic MONUMENT will hit stores this

GARBAGE TIME ALL–STARS is updated weekly at and
PRESS RELEASE - ENTER THE FANTASTIC WORLD OF FRANK FRAZETTA NEXT WEEK!Long-awaited oversized Frank Frazetta hardcover hits stands!

19 November 2008 (Berkeley, CA) - Just in time for the upcoming holiday season, Image Comics releases THE FANTASTIC WORLDS OF FRANK FRAZETTA, a mammoth hardcover featuring the first-ever authorized comics based off some of Frazetta's most famous paintings!

“THE FANTASTIC WORLDS OF FRANK FRAZETTA is a must have book for any Frazetta fan," Frazetta Comics Editor Jay Fotos said. "We wanted to make this first installment as cool as you can make it so not only did we bring the stories and art in an oversized format, but we stuffed it with as much extra content that we could. There's well over sixty pages of original material that no fan has ever seen before!"
In the tradition of FRANK FRAZETTA'S DEATH DEALER DELUXE HC, THE FANTASTIC WORLDS OF FRANK FRAZETTA showcases Frazetta's first fully approved comics as they've never been seen before! The first addition includes all four of the current one shots including FRANK FRAZETTA'S DARK KINGDOM by Mark Kidwell & Tim Vigil, FRANK FRAZETTA'S CREATURES by Rick Remender and Peter Bergting, FRANK FRAZETTA'S DRACULA MEETS THE WOLF-MAN by Steve Niles and Francesco Francavilla and the prequel to FRANK FRAZETTA'S DEATH DEALER, FRANK FRAZETTA'S SWAMP DEMON by Joshua Ortega and Josh Medors. Bonus materials include scripts, preliminary sketches, unused pages and much, much more!

THE FANTASTIC WORLDS OF FRANK FRAZETTA HC (SEP082232), a 156-page full color hardcover for $29.99, is in stores November 26th, 2008. In addition, FRANK FRAZETTAS DEATH DEALER DELUXE HC (FEB082134), a 208-page full color hardcover for $49.99, is available now.

Image Comics is a comics and graphic novels publisher formed in 1992 by a collective of best-selling artists. Since that time, Image has gone on to become one of the largest comics publishers in the United States. There are currently five partners in Image Comics (Robert Kirkman, Erik Larsen, Todd McFarlane, Marc Silvestri, and Jim Valentino), and Image is currently divided into four major houses (Todd McFarlane Productions, Top Cow Productions, Shadowline, and Image Central). Image comics and graphic novels cover nearly every genre, sub-genre, and style imaginable, offering science fiction, romance, horror, crime fiction, historical fiction, humor, and more by the finest artists and writers working in the medium today. Visit

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

PRESS RELEASE - SHADOWLINE'S ZOMBIE COP GOES ON PATROL FOR REVENGE THIS JANUARY!One cop's quest for answers begins and ends in January's full-length graphic novel!
18 November 2008 (Berkeley, CA) - This February, Image Comics Shadowline shows what happens in one cop's final days amongst a zombie apocalypse in the full-length graphic novel, ZOMBIE COP!

“ZOMBIE COP is a story I’ve wanted to tell for a long time,” writer Jeff Mariotte said. “The idea of the honest, driven cop trying to solve the greatest mystery of his life—while he still has a life—was one that tugged at me and wouldn’t let go."
ZOMBIE COP begins with police officer Joe Mundy being infected with the zombie plague and realizing he only has a short time to find who's responsible before he's fully taken over. Written by award-winning novelist and comic book writer Jeff Mariotte with fully painted art by rising star Szymon Kudranski, ZOMBIE COP promises to be alternately humorous, horrific and tragic, while leaving you to question what it means to be human.

ZOMBIE COP (NOV082275), a 136-page full color graphic novel for $14.99, will be available January 14th.

Image Comics is a comics and graphic novels publisher formed in 1992 by a collective of best-selling artists. Since that time, Image has gone on to become one of the largest comics publishers in the United States. There are currently five partners in Image Comics (Robert Kirkman, Erik Larsen, Todd McFarlane, Marc Silvestri, and Jim Valentino), and Image is currently divided into four major houses (Todd McFarlane Productions, Top Cow Productions, Shadowline, and Image Central). Image comics and graphic novels cover nearly every genre, sub-genre, and style imaginable, offering science fiction, romance, horror, crime fiction, historical fiction, humor, and more by the finest artists and writers working in the medium today. Visit

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Historical Action and Intrigue in A Murder of Scarecrows
Original graphic novel set in Pre-Revolution America

From the dark mist of Raven Cove, the mysterious figure of the Scarecrow owns the night as he terrorizes the British soldiers who reign with a tight fist on a small seaport village. Set in the dramatic days before the American Revolution, a masked avenger seeks to maintain justice in the small seaport town of Seaton. As the British seek to clamp down on the smugglers, only The Scarecrow and his Freedom Riders can stand for the townspeople against the tyranny of the new commandant of the who threatens to destroy the entire population in order to catch the Scarecrow!

Written by Gary Reed, known for his historical forays with a supernatural twist in Saint Germaine plus the acclaimed look at the assassination of JFK in Red Diaries, and illustrated by noted historical artist, Wayne Reid. Gary and Wayne have teamed up before on historical projects from Tome Press including ZuluNation and the story of El Cid. Reed has also written historical works from Jeremiah Johnson to Jack the Ripper.

"I really was glad when Wayne came on board," said Reed. "He's a classic type artist who some might call old school, but his style fits this project perfectly. I wanted that older sensibility to this graphic novel."

The saga of a seaport town suppressed by the British have their hopes in the rebellious and mysterious figure known only as the Scarecrow. When Colonel Dreymore is brought in to eliminate the Scarecrow and his men, the violence escalates into a prelude of war.

Reed explained the naming of the first graphic novel. "The collective term for crows is a murder of crows so I thought it was fitting to apply it to the Scarecrows as well."

Why the Scarecrow motif? "Many early American writers played with the idea of Scarecrows such as Nathaniel Hawthorn and of course, Percy MacKaye's "The Scarecrow", and I thought that it made an interesting dynamic.

The graphic novel, coming from Desperado Publishing in January of 2009, will run 64 pages and the story is the first in a planned series covering the life and times of the Scarecrow.

For More Information: Visit and

Ordering Information: Available from Diamond Comic Distributors, order number NOV084000. A Murder of Scarecrows also received the Diamond Previews FlipSide spotlight.
It's Jar Jar Binks to the Rescue


When Separatist forces mistake Jar Jar Binks for a Jedi Knight, humor and action come together in a new episode of STAR WARS: THE CLONE WARS. “Bombad Jedi” premieres at 9 p.m. ET/PT Friday, Nov. 21, on Cartoon Network.

Jar Jar Binks and C-3PO team up to save Padmé Amidala from doom at the hands of evil Viceroy Nute Gunray. But the task becomes infinitely more complicated when the Separatists assume that the Gungan is a Jedi.

Director Jesse Yeh says Jar Jar’s overstated mannerisms and physicality make him a natural for THE CLONE WARS’ animated format.

“Jar Jar’s looks, expressions and his characteristic personality allow us to animate him to levels of exaggeration that really stand out from the other human characters or two-legged creatures,” Yeh says.

“To me, his character is almost right out of the classic Disney or Warner Bros. cartoons. He is not always completely ‘there,’ he is clumsy and he seems to have a talent for making mistakes that really matter – sometimes in a constructive way, sometimes in a destructive way. I think it’s easy to be attracted by his innocent, childlike, naive side. He’s like a loveable, well-meaning friend – one you don’t want around when it’s a matter of life and death. But once you’ve lived through the crisis, you definitely want to invite him to the celebration party.”

Yeh directs action and comedy with equal skill, but he says it’s easier to find inspiration for the latter in his daily activities.

“If you pay more attention to the people around you, you will realize there’s a funny side to everyone – no matter who that person normally appears to be,” Yeh says. “I actually did put in a lot of ‘everyday’ gags into the episode, and some of the reactions Jar Jar has were actual reflections of people whom I know in real life. But I am not telling who they are, of course.”

Writer Kevin Rubio (creator of Dark Horse’s “Tag & Bink”) says he had fun crafting the first episode of the series that is driven by humor, and feels Jar Jar was the perfect character to anchor the episode.

“I wanted to find a middle ground between the funny side of Jar Jar and heroic redemption,” Rubio says. “He is a fish out of water, and, yeah, he can be goofy and stupid, but in context, it works.

“There’s a phrase that I think applies to almost every episode that I’ve seen, and I know it influenced me on this episode. It appears in the prologue to the original Star Wars novelization: ‘They were in the wrong place at the wrong time. Naturally they became heroes.’ I think that says it all for Jar Jar.”
Vincent Price Presents #6
Writer: Nick Lyons
Pencils: Bang Thai & Joel Robinson
Cover Artist(s): cover: Joel Robinson
This one shot features a brand new story called THE DAME! Private eye Frank Wood (Vincent Price) takes on a case in which he must track down a wealthy husband's beloved missing wife. As Frank investigates the case further, he realizes the client is hiding a major secret about his wife. A deadly secret.

Female Force: Sarah Palin
Writer: Neal Baily
Pencils: Ryan Howe
If you thought Hillary Clinton was a controversial female force, just wait until you get a good look at Sarah Palin! Bluewater Productions proudly presents a critical examination of the life and times of John McCain’s running mate in the next part of their examination of important female individuals.

Ray Harryhausen Presents: Pit and the Penduleum (ONE SHOT)
Author(s): Edgar Alan Poe
Artist(s) Marc Lougee
Cover Artist(s): covers: Marc Lougee
Based on the Award Winning short film. The Pit and the Pendulum is an adaptation of Edgar Allan Poe’s classic story of condemnation, hope and redemption. The comic book version of Poe’s story borrows images from the award-winning stop motion animated film, The Pit and the Pendulum, executive produced by the legendary Ray Harryhausen.

Author(s): Jason Schultz & Darren G. Davis
Artist(s) John Polacek
Cover Artist(s): cover by John Polacek
The classic sci-fi film from Legend Films gets updated in this new modern comic version. Learn why earth has not been back to the face of the moon. Monsters, intrigue and alien woman round out this non-stop adventure.

William Shatner Presents Print
This March starts the new line of William Shatner comics at Bluewater. To start them off we are featuring a limited print featuring the artwork of Sci-Fi novelist Alan Brooks. The image features a montage of the titles Bluewater is producing with the icon.

Ray Harryhausen Presents: 10th Muse 800
Writer: Adam Gragg
Pencils: Roman Morales III
Cover Artist(s): Nadir Balan
Legenary filmmaker Ray Harryhuasen reimagines Bluewater’s flagship title the 10th Muse. The Muse of Justice is back, better than ever! After witnessing the destruction of Olympus, Lxandra wakes up in a whole new world and an even new body. The world has changed, but the pursuit of justice remains. Not only must the Tenth Muse adjust to her new life, she must also fight a new enemy with an old face. The battle for the city of Neo Ithaca begins with a bang in Tenth Muse 800; Devils Due!

Author(s): Chad Rebmann
Artist(s) Jay Odjick
Cover Artist(s): Gregg Paulsen
Venus is back in her very own special, and this time she’s bringing Judo Girl along for the ride. After the events of The Odyssey, everybody’s favorite matchmaker is back at home in Hollywood doing what she does best. Coupling Hollywood’s elite for maximum exposure potential. That is, until the evil Medusa shows up, looking for the Sword of Perseus, the only weapon that can do her harm. Medusa has tracked the sword to Los Angeles, where a Hollywood agent has bought the piece at a private auction. To keep Venus at bay, Medusa takes her star client, Chloe Sanders hostage! Since Venus’s powers don’t work on fellow Olympians, she calls in gal pal Judo Girl for a weekend of ass kicking. Come join in the fun as Judo Girl and Venus leave a trail of destruction in tinsletown to stop Medusa and the Sword of Perseus. Guest starring Orion the Hunter.

Power of the Valkyrie #1
Writer: Chris Studabaker
Pencils: Mannix
Cover Artist(s): Mannix
Philosophic action and adventure continues in this new saga starring Bluewater’s Norse hero and written by Day Prize-nominee Chris Studabaker. Suzanne Bancroft is going to die, and the end of the world will be her fault. A relentless demi-god has declared he will murder Suzanne and her death will begin a chain of events culminating in Ragnarok. Worse yet – her murderer can see her fate. While still trying to understand her new role as the Valkyrie, Suzanne must seek the true nature of fate and ask herself a hard question: how do you fight a battle you’re destined to lose?

Author(s): Darren G. Davis
Artist(s): Various
Cover Artist(s): Keu Cha
“Independent Book Publishers Awards” Bronze metal winner for Best Graphic Novel is offered again with award winning sticker on the front. After learning that he has contracted the HIV virus, attorney Zak Raven leaves his practice behind to set forth on a mission of relaxation – until his peaceful trip goes wildly astray, leaving Zak shipwrecked on what he thinks is a deserted island with only the words in his own journal to keep him company.Unknown to Zak, four miles below the surface secretly hides a government experimentation center where scientists are playing God by trying to artificially evolve a human based species that can survive evacuation missions in deep space. Within 900 years, earth will be dealt a deathblow by a mountain-size asteroid. However, so far they have only achieved creating living abominations. Zak and these creatures are on a collision course, and he must rise to the challenge!

Monday, November 17, 2008

Worlds collide as Comics on Comics ( ) teams up with ( ) for our blockbuster season finale!

Host Juan-Manuel Rocha welcomes screenwriter and superstar comic scribe Marc Guggenheim (Amazing Spider-Man, Young X-Men, Eli Stone, the upcoming Green Lantern movie) along with comedians Jackie Kashian (Last Comic Standing, Dork Forest), Chris Mancini (Myopic Visions) and Mike Schmidt for an unforgettable night of comics and comedy, sponsored by the folks over at Pirate King!

It's the earth-shattering climax to Comics on Comics' epic first season. Worlds will live ... worlds will die ... and the universe may never be the same! One lucky audience member will even walk away with a copy of the awesome Pirate King game!

Dream World Comics is located at 12400 W. Washington Blvd. in Los Angeles. The show begins at 8 p.m and admission is free!

About Comics on Comics:

Comics on Comics is a video podcast where "The Greatest Comic Minds Meet The Greatest Minds In Comics." The show, which gathers three professional comedians and one comic book creator for a round-table discussion of the latest comic book news, is hosted by Juan-Manuel Rocha and is taped in front of a live audience. Comics on Comics is produced and distributed by Retcon Media.

About Retcon Media:

Retcon Media is a dynamic production company that is dedicated to exploring the full potential of new media. Several web concepts are currently in the works along with feature film and animated projects in development. Retcon Media is located in Los Angeles, CA.


Signing Event Will Feature Executive Producers of "Lost" In Los Angeles on November 19


Medicom Toy Japan and Diamond Comic Distributors unite with Meltdown Comics to host the world premiere and signing event of the BE@RBRICK and KUBRICK collections based on the hit television series "Lost," in Los Angeles, CA on Wednesday, Nov. 19. Fans will have the opportunity to buy one event exclusive BE@RBRICK per person, and have it signed by the show's creators and executive producers. Series-one Lost KUBRICKS will be sold (no limit) until Meltdown sells out.

Also showcased at the event, will be a limited edition (three made in the world) 1000% BE@RBRICK which includes signatures from the cast and producers of "Lost." This 1000% BE@RBRICK will be auctioned off at a later date with proceeds going to The Children's Defense Fund.

Exclusive Lost art by executive producer Jack Bender will also be featured.


Scheduled to appear at the event are "Lost" co-creators and executive producers J.J. Abrams and Damon Lindelof, and executive producers Bryan Burk, Jack Bender, Edward Kitsis, Adam Horowitz and Carlton Cuse. Also scheduled to attend are writers Elizabeth Sarnoff, Paul Zbyszewski, Melinda Hsu Taylor, Kyle Pennington, and Brian K. Vaughan.


Wednesday, Nov. 19, 7:00 – 11:00 p.m./PST
Line for purchase and signing will start at 4:00p.m./PST
Only one Lost/Meltdown event BE@RBRICK per person may be purchased and signed, no exceptions.


Meltdown Comics & Collectibles
7522 Sunset Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90046


Since establishment in June 1996, MEDICOM TOY has been a Japanese toy company who continuously creates new trends with merchandise in the global toy market that is solely based on its unique viewpoint and method. Its principal is to value the importance of both the product's image and cooperation's image. Such effort has been created many high-quality products, starting with 12 inch action figure, and eventually KUBRICK and BE@RBRICK which are now welcomed by the people around the world. Such popularity is supported not only by its collectors, but also many young people all over the world. Today, MEDICOM TOY continues its evolution by its self development, as well as collaborations with various groups from street culture to global corporations.


KUBRICK is the ultimate block figure which has achieved "minimalism of action figure." Just by adding plastic parts to its 2.4 inch and 9 jointed part body, it can be changed from movies or comics' characters to promotional mascots of any corporations. Because of an exquisite touch to arrange the original model into KUBRICK style, KUBRICK attracts many fans all over the world. Also, some of those excellent designs are developed to 400% Model (9.5 inch) and/or 1000% (23.6 inch), which stir up the excitement in the market.


BE@RBRICK is "an articulated 3D canvas." Its body is in 3 sizes just like KUBRICK; 100% (2.8 inch), 400% (11.0 inch), and 1000% (28.3 inch). Based on its strict rule of "no decoration except paint on the surface is allowed," enormous numbers of designs by world top-class artists including MEDICOM TOY have been released so far since 2001. Such huge collection has created BE@RBRICK Collectors from all over the world. Also it has become a dream canvas which many of young artists crave to express their arts on.

Diamond Comic Distributors

Founded by Steve Geppi in 1982, Diamond Comic Distributors has grown from a regional operation with 17 customers to the world's largest distributor of English-language comic books and related pop-culture merchandise. From strategically located Distribution Centers throughout North America and the U.K., Diamond services more than 3,500 comic book specialty shops every month, plus another 1,000 retailers who carry comics and products as sidelines. Diamond also exclusively represents many of the comic industry's top publishing powerhouses including DC Comics, Marvel Comic, Dark Horse Comics, Image Comics and Wizard Entertainment.

Meltdown Comics

Meltdown Comics is the largest comic book shop on the West Coast, located in the heart of Hollywood on Sunset Blvd. Meltdown opened in 1993 and has since become one the most respected comic book stores in the world. With a sophisticated approach to merchandise and operations – and a reputation for hosting successful events in their Melt Gallery – Meltdown is a must-see pop culture destination in Los Angeles.


"Lost" stars Naveen Andrews as Sayid, Henry Ian Cusick as Desmond, Jeremy Davies as Daniel Faraday, Michael Emerson as Ben, Matthew Fox as Jack, Jorge Garcia as Hurley, Josh Holloway as Sawyer, Yunjin Kim as Sun, Ken Leung as Miles, Evangeline Lilly as Kate, Elizabeth Mitchell as Juliet and Terry O'Quinn as Locke.

"Lost" was created by Jeffrey Lieber and J.J. Abrams & Damon Lindelof. Abrams, Lindelof, Bryan Burk, Carlton Cuse, Jack Bender, Edward Kitsis and Adam Horowitz serve as executive producers. "Lost," which is filmed entirely on location in Hawaii and premiered on September 22, 2004, is from ABC Studios.
Next Stop Memorabilia What the heck? We're back in Birmingham! 17 November 2008 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Read on for:-- Zeroes is dead. Long live the Evil Eyebrow!-- Comic Village Review

Hey, folks!

It seems like only last month that we were headed to the Birmingham International Comics Show, trying to navigate our way through the maze of streets round the strangely secluded Millenium Point building. Wait a minute - it was only last month! So what the hellfire are we doing back in Brum so soon? I guess we just love the culture, the hospitality, and all those scantily-clad Broad Street gals p*ssed up on WKD and Bacardi Breezers. But let's face it, the NEC itself is a veritable palace. Who couldn't resist the allure of Z list celebs in a large frozen warehouse? Damn it, that was the old Memorabilia show, fools! The new Memorabilia is run by the same bunch who put on the MCM show, so guess what? This time the NEC will rock to the beat of pure awesomeness! And guess what else? Kenny freakin' Baker is gonna be there! R2D2 himself! Yes, that reclusive thespian has emerged from his doll's house to grace the sacred halls of the NEC. This is like a mega exclusive - you won't see this guy at any other show, especially if you're looking straight ahead.

So come on down and, well, you know the drill - say hello, shoot the breeze, do a little dance, that kind of thing.

Memorabilia: 22-23 November

Zeroes is dead. Long live the Evil Eyebrow! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Finally, the end has come for Zeroes. But we're back this week with a certain character who regular Zeroes readers will be familiar with. It's small, it's furry and you'd better keep it well away from your face.
Read on for... Tales of the Evil Eyebrow!

Comic Village Review ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Well, that nice Mr Carter has gone and done a little review of our Zeroes story arc. He says some nice things. He also suggests that the story was a little short, so what we wanna know is this:

How long should our web comic stories be?

Zeroes was only 14 pages, but that's 14 weeks, and we kinda figured that any longer would try your patience - especially if you're not a big Heroes fan. So, get in touch, people! Reply to this email and give us some feedback. Do ya want 5 pages per story or 50 pages, given that you're only getting one page per week? Tell us what ya think and we may actually listen! Seriously, we're doing this for you guys, so make yourselves heard.
Thanks for the review, Glenn - keep up the good work over at the Comics Village.

Ok, peeps, that's it for this month, but we'll be back before you know it.

Don't be a stranger!

Rob n Pete
Hey gang,
Episode 9 is live on YouTube here: It'll be up on, Myspace, and all the rest shortly. In the meantime, please, swing by, take a look. It's my favorite episode we've done thus far, features all the stuff shot (and edited) on our whirlwind trip to Boston, and will rock your socks right off.

Also, if you haven't yet picked up the Cleaners from Dark Horse, the internet thinks you're missing out. We've gotten a crap load of good reviews (which I gladly accept on the back of Mr. Wheaton's hard work) all of which say "Go get it." You can read the reviews over at the Blog at

Finally, the last 3 issues of my run on Vampirella are being collected in Trade Paperback in Previews RIGHT NOW. Here's the order info:

I've got a couple other things in Previews too, here's the order info for those:
NOV08 2298 CYBLADE #4 SRP: $2.99
NOV08 0051 CLEANERS #2 (OF 4) SRP: $2.99
NOV08 3994 PRINCESS RESURRECTION GN VOL 05 (C: 0-1-2) SRP: $10.95

Remember, the only way comic books survive is if you place your orders and tell people about them, so please, stop by your local comic shop and give the order numbers above.

And that's all she wrote. Thanks for reading gang,