Tuesday, November 24, 2009


Tomorrow, fans! Big day for KIRBY-STYLE GIANT MONSTERS! Parties in the streets! Partiers with champagne glasses and no pants!

“DORIS DANGER GIANT MONSTER ADVENTURES” is in stores tomorrow! (Wednesday, Nov 24, fans!)

Drop your model car and glue, or power saw, or lunch plate, or the dresser mirror you were hanging, and rush down to your nearest comics shop! Don’t know where to run?!! Call 1-888-COMIC-BOOK! Or visit http://www.comicshoplocator.com/ It will make you popular!

Order it at AMAZON.COM! You’ll be so relieved you did! http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1593621809?ie=UTF8&tag=skepticcom-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=1593621809


Published by SLG!
96 Pages / B&W / Digest-Sized 5”x7.5” / Young Adult / $9.95
Diamond Previews code: SEP090572
ISBN-13: 9781593621803

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SLG Supreme Commander Dan Vado will be joined by Chris Wisnia, the creator of the new SLG graphic novel Doris Danger: Giant Monster Adventures, to talk about all things Doris, giant monster and odd. Also calling in for his now regular segment will be Evan Dorkin for another session of name-calling and thinly veiled anger.

Listen to the stream LIVE at http://www.slgcomic.com/slgradio or http://www.blogtalkradio.com/slgradio - and call in to to say hello! (646) 378-0737!

Or catch the archive at your leisure, any time!

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What a rash of press we’ve contracted this month!

First, pop over to DAVIS LIFE MAGAZINE online, where you’ll find a thirteen page article on CHRIS, including photos of his workspace at his home! Astute fans with good eyesight may even catch a sneak peek of a NEW, UNFINISHED DORIS DANGER PAGE Chris was working on that day!

Most important is that I, ROB ODER, Editor-in-Chief, have been interviewed TWICE! First, you can catch ME, exclusively interviewed by DECAPITATED DAN at “FROM THE TOMB MAGAZINE”! Photos included! Fantastic!

Then you can catch MORE of ME, interviewed WITH artistic hack Chris Wisnia, in a fantastic interview by RACHEL EDININ at “SEQUENTIAL TART”:

Next up is a fantastic interview of Chris by JENNIFER CONTINO at COMICON.COM’s “PULSE”!:

And then you can catch a fantastic book review by ADAM McGOVERN over at ComicCritique.com!:

Lastly, if you don’t enjoy “reading stuff” … simply listen to this podcast interview by PETER JAFFE at COMIXOLOGY.COM!:

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Don’t forget, after picking up the book, to go order your FREE CREATOR’S COMMENTARY CD, over at SLG GRAPHICS’ store!:

Just click, “DORIS DANGER COMMENTARY CD,” enter your address, and et c.! (you pay shipping!) Then pop over to CHRIS’S official website, where you can print yourself a CD COVER AND SLEEVE!:

Have fun, kids!
PopCult Welcomes Michael Olmos

Creates iPhone App for Reed Exhibitions' C2E2, Webstore for Actress Emma Caulfield

CHICAGO - November, 20, 2009 - Strengthening its team within the pop culture industries, PopCult Solutions is pleased to welcome producer/director Michael D. Olmos to its team of PopCultivators.

Michael D. Olmos is Vice President, Motion Pictures of Olmos Productions (the development arm of actor / director Edward J. Olmos) and brings his experience in the film and entertainment industry and the many relationships that come with it. PopCult sees Olmos' participation as a perfect fit as the company expands its capabilities to offer clients within Hollywood creative solutions targeted in the ever growing "comic, sci-fi, pop culture geek" demographic.

"I'm thrilled to have Mike aboard," said PopCult founder and comic book publisher Josh Blaylock. "Mike has spent his life immersed behind the scenes in the entertainment world and has years of relationships and an expertise that makes him uniquely able to identify the needs of the Hollywood set, and how PopCult can serve them."

"I'm honored to be a part of the PopCult collective, and to work alongside Josh and the rest of the team," said Mike Olmos. "Josh has great foresight and exciting ideas on merging new media and comic book IP with film, television, and online channels. Together our team will be able to create dynamic, commercial products with a wide appeal not only to early adopters, but also to general audiences."

The company also announces two new projects soon to debut:

C2E2 iPhone App:
Attendees of Reed Exhibition's Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo (C2E2) will be able to navigate the floor more easily with the help of the show's official iPhone App. The App will provide information regarding all guests, exhibitors, panel schedules, and breaking news as well as links to a map of the show floor. The App will be free to the public available from PopCult on iTunes.

The new online store for fans of Emma Caulfield (known to many as the demon girl Anya from Buffy: The Vampire Slayer) is another example of PopCult's abilities to meet the needs of anyone in the pop culture space. WWW.SHOPEMMACAULFIELD.COM will offer limited signed photographs, merchandise from the actress' online comic strip Contropussy and an expanding catalog of rare items.

About PopCult
PopCult Solutions, LLC is a collective of movers and shakers in the ComiCulture world with instant access to hundreds of thousands of fans and tastemakers. PopCult is a team of creative entrepreneurs with specialties in publishing, video games, music, film and television yet with a laser focus on the aspects of those mediums that intersect with the geek chic, comic-con world.



NOVEMBER 19TH, MILWAUKIE, OR–In 2029, Kyle Reese will be sent to 1984 to stop a T-800 from killing the mother of the resistance, Sarah Conner. But before his future son will send him back in time, Kyle Reese was simply another survivor in a desolate future.

In a brand-new series, Zack Whedon (Dr. Horrible, Deadwood, Fringe, Rubicon) brings his sharp writing skills to one of the most celebrated sci-fi properties in history to tell the story of a man struggling to live in a world with little food, water, or hope.

Never before has the iconic character from James Cameron’s first Terminator film been explored with such depth and humanity. Readers will have the opportunity to follow Kyle Reese and his closest allies as they face insurmountable odds in a world run by cold, calculating machines bent on destroying the last memory of what it means to be a human being.

In a world wrought with Hunter Killer Drones, T-600s, T-800s, H-K’s and a host of other terrifying technology, a small band of friends must find a way to keep the Resistance breathing amidst an eviscerated landscape devoid of nearly all life. Kyle Reese, the father of the future, leads these rebels with only the slightest promise of peace and the most basic of mortal codes – never give up.

The two, three-issue arcs will be drawn by Andy MacDonald (NYC Mech, Punisher War Journal) with covers by renowned illustrator Massimo Carnevale (Y: The Last Man).

“It’s an honor to be a part of the on-going Terminator saga, and to have the talents of Andy MacDonald and Massimo Carnevale helping me in bringing this story to life,” said writer Zack Whedon.

The much-anticipated first issue from the dynamic creative team will be released from Dark Horse Comics in March 2010.

Dark Horse’s successful Termintor Omnibus Vol. 1 & 2 are currently available at a retail price of $24.95.

T1, THE TERMINATOR, ENDOSKELETON, and any depiction of Endoskeleton are trademarks of StudioCanal. ©2009 StudioCanal. All Rights Reserved.
December 2, 2009

Donovan Leitch and C. Allbritton Taylor's
Epic Cinematic Graphic Novel

Controversial political band's historic story uncovered

Graphics by famed Street Angel illustrator Jim Rugg

"a captivating graphic novel..." says Fanboy.com

On the 20th anniversary year of the fall of the Berlin Wall, One Model Nation (www.onemodelnation.com), the first cinematic, graphic novel of its kind, by Donovan Leitch (CampFreddy) and C. Allbritton Taylor (The Dandy Warhols), will be released by Image Comics (www.imagecomics.com) on Wednesday, December 2, 2009, in book and comic stores nationwide. In addition to the book, One Model Nation's soundtrack, another first for a graphic novel, will be released over time on the website www.onemodelnation.com.

Donovan Leitch, C. Allbritton Taylor and Street Angel illustrator Jim Rugg piece together the complete story of the political art-noise band One Model Nation, revealing how they were inadvertently forced to become the face of a revolution that revitalized a country, with actual historic events of the the final dark days of the Baader-Meinhof Gang and the band's mysterious disappearance a few months later.

The story follows four young musicians in Berlin, Germany in 1977, focused on their craft and determination to take their music to the masses while the country is still shattered from the devastation of war and the harsh realities of communism. The country's youth are fighting back against a repressed nation with their only figurehead for this violent, well dressed revolution is a band, later to be forever lost in time. With cameos from notable international musicians, One Model Nation encompasses the musical influences from an era whose youth just wanted to be heard.

With stunning graphics and Scorsese-esque electricity, One Model Nation captures the arts and politics of an era whose influence can not be measured.

For a sneak peak at the first chapter of the book please click on the following link: http://www.imagecomics.com/OneModelNation_SneakPeek.pdf

Writer: C. Allbritton Taylor
Historian: Donovan Leitch
Art & cover: Jim Rugg
Publisher: Image Comics (October 28, 2009)
Colors: Jon Fell
Letter: Rowan Aldrin
Editor: Joe Keatinge & Michael Allred
Category: Historical Fiction
Paperback: 144 Pages / Full Color
List Price: $17.99
ISBN-10: 1607061570
ISBN-13: 978-1607061571
Category: Historical Fiction, Music, Rock
For Immediate Release


Two of the most important books in childrens literature to hit the auction block!!!

Profile in History's Holiday Sale Will Also Include A First Edition Copy of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, The Inscribed Dedication Copy of Goldfinger, and A.A. Milne Signed Limited Edition Copies 1/20 of Winnie The Pooh, The House At Pooh Corner and Now We Are Six, and More, All Part of The 101 Lot Pat McInally Collection of Children's Literature

Calabasas, CA, November 23, 2009 - The "real" Alice's* copy of Through the Looking Glass, and What Alice Found There ($100,000-$150,000) and Beatrix Potter's own copy of The Tale of Peter Rabbit, specially bound with a personal inscription ($80,000-$120,000) will highlight Profiles in History's December 16, 2009 auction of the Pat McInally Collection of Children's Literature. This unique auction of 101 lots will also include a First Edition, first state of the text copy of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz ($40,000-$60,000), a First Edition of Goldfinger, inscribed by Ian Fleming to William Plomer, the book's dedicatee ($60,000-$80,000) and a First Edition, First Issue Presentation copy of Through the Looking-Glass, and What Alice Found There, accompanied by something extra-two fine original pencil drawings by of Alice and Humpty Dumpty by illustrator John Tenniel ($40,000-$60,000).

[*Ten-year-old Alice Liddell met and inspired Lewis Carroll to write Alice's Adventures in Wonderland.]

Worldwide bidding begins at 12:00 PM (noon) Pacific Time and can be placed either in person, via mail, phone or fax. In addition, Internet bidding is offered at the following sites:

iCollector (http://www.icollector.com/The-Pat-McInally-Collection-of-Children-s-Literature-Auction_as15203)


LiveAuctioneers (http://www.liveauctioneers.com/catalog/20151)

If there is a fan of classic children's literature on your holiday shopping list, you will not find a better gift.

Other volumes to be offered include Limited Edition copies of Winnie the Pooh, The House at Pooh Corner and Now We Are Six, all inscribed by author A.A. Milne and illustrator Ernest H. Shepard ($20,000-$50,000 EACH), a First Edition, presentation copy of The Time Machine: An Invention, inscribed by author H.G. Wells, ($20,000-$30,000), a fine First Edition (in dust jacket) copy of Stuart Little, inscribed by author E.B. White ($10,000-$15,000), a First Edition of J.R.R. Tolkien's, The Fellowship of the Ring, ($10,000-$12,000), a First American Edition of Peter and Wendy, inscribed by J.M. Barrie ($6,000-$8,000), a copy of The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe, with a fantastic tipped-in autograph letter about Narnia by C. S. Lewis ($8,000-$12,000) a First Edition copy of The Story of Little Black Sambo ($8,000-$12,000) and a First Edition of Mother Goose in Prose, L. Frank Baum's first published book for children and the first book appearance of Dorothy of Oz ($8,000-$12,000).

In addition to aforementioned Goldfinger, James Bond aficianados will be competing for inscribed, First Edition copies of For Your Eyes Only ($20,000-$30,000), Thunderball ($15,000-$18,000) and On Her Majesty's Secret Service ($8,000-$12,000) and fans of Harry Potter will find a set of Deluxe Editions copies of the first four Harry Potter books, all inscribed by J. K. Rowling ($6,000-$8,000) as well as other rare editions from the Potter series.

Besides the books themselves, collectors will find exquisite, original artwork from the books, including an original John Tenniel drawing of the Gryphon from Lewis Carroll's 1865 Alice's Adventures in Wonderland ($60,000-$80,000) and Beatrix Potter's original preparatory drawing of Robin for The Tale of Peter Rabbit ($6,000-$8,000).

Monday, November 23, 2009


Issue 47 of Comics Waiting Room is now live and here’s what we’ve got for you!

Bill Williams Interviewed! The head honcho of Lonestar Press talks publishing, webcomics, and his upcoming gig on Joss Whedon’s ANGEL.

The Science of Reviewing! Marc Mason offers up helpful tips for those that think they might want to review comics, including thoughts on behavior and professionalism.

Twilight: The Chicago Premiere! Avril Brown was on the scene for NEW MOON’s Chi-town debut and has a report from the scene.

Cornucopia! Vince Moore reviews some new literature and then dissects Twilight’s popularity and what it means for feminism and popular culture.

Holiday Gift Guide: The Geek Edition! Marissa Meli offers up ten awesome ideas for finding the right gift for the geek in your life.

Giving Thanks! Elliott Serrano has had one of the most memorable years of his life, and he gives thanks to those that have made it happen.

Enjoy the reading!

Marc Mason
Comics Waiting Room
SEATTLE, WA, NOV. 20, 2009 --- Fantagraphics Books is proud to announce the acquisition of What Is All This?, a 900-page collection of previously uncollected short fiction by two-time National Book Award Nominee (1991, 1995) Stephen Dixon. The collection will be published in May, 2010 and mark the third entry in Fantagraphics burgeoning line of literary fiction, following Alexander Theroux’s Laura Warholic (2007) and Monte Schulz’s This Side of Jordan (2009). Along with Theroux, Dixon is the second National Book Award nominated-author to publish new fiction through Fantagraphics.

“Stephen Dixon is one of the great secret masters — too secret. I return again and again to his stories for writerly inspiration, moral support and comic relief at moments of personal misery, and, several times, in a spirit of outright plagiaristic necessity: borrowing a jumpstart from a few lines of Dixon has been a real problem-solver in my own short fiction. Please read him, you.” — Jonathan Lethem

Dixon is one of the most acclaimed authors of short stories in the history of American letters. He has published previously through acclaimed independent literary presses like McSweeney’s and Melville House, as well as corporate houses like Henry Holt. His work, characterized by mordant humor and a frank attention to human sexuality, has earned him a Guggenheim Fellowship, the American Academy Institute of Arts and Letters Prize for Fiction, the O. Henry Award, and the Pushcart Prize. Fantagraphics Books is proud to present his latest volume of short stories, a massive collection of vintage Dixon, eschewing the modernism and quasi-autobiography of his I-trilogy and instead treating readers to a pared-down, crystalline style more reminiscent of Hemingway.

“Dixon is one of the few writers whose new work I will put everything aside to read, which is to say he is in the company of Alice Munro, Lorrie Moore, and Lydia Davis…. Put aside whatever you're reading, and read him.” — J. Robert Lennon

“This is our third book of prose fiction —after Alex Theroux’s Laura Warholic and Monte Schulz’s This Side of Jordan— and readers may notice that the common denominator among these books is that language itself serves as the animating literary force,” says acquiring editor and Fantagraphics co-publisher Gary Groth. “Dixon’s finely chiseled sentences cut to the quick of people’s lives. None of these stories have been collected in any book; they have appeared in a wide variety of literary journals over almost 40 years and Dixon has entirely rewritten all of them. Dixon admirers will be cheered to learn that these stories comprise a wholly original work.”

Centrally concerning himself with the American condition, Dixon explores in What Is All This? obsessions of body image, the increasingly polarized political landscape, sex —in all its incarnations— and the gloriously pointless minutiae of modern life, from bus rides to tying shoelaces. Using the canvas of his native New York (with one significant exception that affords Dixon the opportunity to create a furiously political fable) he astutely captures the edgy madness that infects the city through the neuroses of his narrators with a style that owes as much to Neo-Reaist cinema as it does to modern literature. What Is All This? will be published in hardcover, designed by Fantagraphics award-winning Art Director Jacob Covey. “Stephen Dixon is one of the few writers who completely challenged, then changed how I think about writing and reading,” says Covey. “He was the first writer I recognized as making Art that was as viscerally relevant as painting or music. Designing a book for someone who was so formative to me is one of the rarest and most intimidating opportunities I can imagine.”

“I have read a lot of Dixon’s writing. If I didn’t like his writing I would not have read so many things of his.” — Tao Lin

Stephen Dixon was born in 1936 in New York City. He graduated from the City College of New York in 1958 and is a former faculty member of Johns Hopkins University. In his early 20s, he worked as a journalist in radio, interviewing such monumental figures as John F. Kennedy, Richard Nixon, and Nikita Khrushchev. His witty, keenly observed narratives and sharply hewn prose have appeared in every major market magazine from Harper’s to Playboy and have earned him two National Book Award nominations —for his novels Frog and Interstate. He still hammers out his fiction on a vintage typewriter.

Fantagraphics Books ( www.fantagraphics.com ) has been the world’s leading publisher of comics and graphic novels since 1976, with titles by Robert Crumb, Charles M. Schulz, Joe Sacco, Daniel Clowes, Chris Ware and many others. In 2007, the company launched its prose division, beginning with novels by Alexander Theroux (Laura Warholic) and Jules Feiffer (a reissue of the noted artist’s 1963 novel, Harry, the Rat with Women).

Who: Nina Matsumoto, Eisner Award-Winning author of the original English-language manga, Yokaiden.
What: Live chat online
When: Tuesday, November 24 at 3 PM EST
Where: Suvudu.com
Nina first made a splash into the manga scene with a single image she called “Simpsonzu”—an illustration of the entire Simpsons cast, drawn in a manga style. The image caught the attention and imagination of the comics blogosphere—as well as the attention of Bongo Comics. Impressed with Nina’s work, they offered her a position as a penciler for comic book series such as The Simpsons and Futurama.
Matsumoto’s work was recognized at Comic-Con International at San Diego in July 2009, when she won an Eisner Award for best short story for her contribution to The Simpsons' Treehouse of Terror #14, "Murder He Wrote." The story, created along with Ian Boothby and Andrew Pepoy, was a Simpsons parody inspired by the popular thriller manga, Death Note.
On Suvudu.com Matsumoto will discuss the her work as an artist and the story behind her acclaimed original English-language manga, Yokaiden. The second volume of Yokaiden, published by Del Rey Manga, an imprint of the Random House Publishing Group, will be released on Tuesday, November 24.

November 23, 2009 - Los Angeles, CA - BOOM Studios is proud to announce that UNCLE SCROOGE #384 has sold out, sending everyone’s favorite feathered penny-pincher into 2nd printing.

Fans should keep in mind, while Diamond Comic Distributors is completely sold out, first printings of UNCLE SCROOGE #384 may still be found at a direct market retailer near you.

Diamond Comic Distributors is making the second printing of UNCLE SCROOGE #384 available for retailers to order immediately and the second printing will be featured soon in an upcoming issue of Previews Plus.

The second printing of UNCLE SCROOGE #384 is also available to order immediately through BOOM!'s new relationship with Haven Distributors.

The second print of UNCLE SCROOGE #384 carries a Diamond Code of OCT098130. The Haven Code is UNCSBOO384A.

UNCLE SCROOGE #384 second print features an alternative color variant of cover B for issue 384.

Since its release UNCLE SCROOGE has garnered positive reviews from across the spectrum:

“This issue really took me back to my childhood, and I believe others who grew up on the Disney comics will also enjoy this issue…the main story and the wonderful art of the main story, are more than enough to earn UNCLE SCROOGE #384 a 4 out of 5 Stars.” — Major Spoilers

“Quick Rating: Very Good …reading this comic book was like getting back in touch with an old friend.” — Comixtreme

“For a kids’ comic, I think Boom! succeeded in what they set out to do. I will be picking up the next issue and my daughter will be thrilled to read it. To me, that is what really matters. — Comics Vine
“BOOM! Studios is doing an amazing job getting comics into the lollipop-stickied hands of kids again.” — High Five! Comics
UNCLE SCROOGE #384 features the first installment of the exciting ongoing UNCLE SCROOGE adventure and is written by Per-Erik Hedman, with fun-filled interior art by Wanda Gattino. The first printing shipped with two covers in a 50/50 split and a third cover that was offered as a 1 in 10 incentive.

Recently, BOOM! Studios announced that in addition to Diamond carrying BOOM!'s second prints, Haven Distributors will also be carrying all BOOM! second prints. Retailers needing more information on how to order from Haven Distributors can call 1-877-HAVEN-50 or sign up on their website here: http://www.havendistro.com/retailers.html

About BOOM! Studios
BOOM! Studios (www.boom-studios.com) is a unique publishing house specializing in high-profile projects across a wide variety of different genres from some of the industry's biggest talents, including Philip K. Dick's DO ANDROIDS DREAM OF ELECTRIC SHEEP?, The Henson Company's FARSCAPE, and the original Mark Waid series IRREDEEMABLE. BOOM! recently launched its youth imprint, BOOM Kids!, with Pixar's THE INCREDIBLES, CARS, and TOY STORY, as well as Disney's THE MUPPETS. This year, BOOM! Studios celebrates its fourth anniversary.

November 23, 2009 - Los Angeles, CA - BOOM Studios is proud to announce that THE ANCHOR #2 has sold out in one week, sending the supernatural sensation into 2nd printing.

Fans should keep in mind, while Diamond Comic Distributors is completely sold out, first printings of THE ANCHOR #2 may still be found at a direct market retailer near you.

Diamond Comic Distributors is making the second printing of THE ANCHOR #2 available for retailers to order immediately and the second printing will be featured soon in an upcoming issue of Previews Plus.

The second printing of THE ANCHOR #2 is also available to order immediately through BOOM!'s new relationship with Haven Distributors.

The second print of THE ANCHOR #2 carries a Diamond Code of OCT098129. The Haven Code is ANCHBOO002A.

THE ANCHOR #2 second print features a negative variant art of the Brian Churilla A cover for issue two.

Since its debut critics from numerous outlets have poured in with praise for the smash-hit series THE ANCHOR:

“…tight, vibrant and kinetic…. I have to admit, I’m a bit envious of Matt Gagnon, who is acting as editor on this one. He gets to see where the story is going well before the rest of us… Pick it up, it’s on stands now.” — Examiner

“… a top-notch story and what might be the most bad-ass first four pages of a comic book this year.” — UVU Review

“A powerful… issue from Hester and Churilla that hits as hard as the title character.” — Project Fanboy
“… story is strong and plots forward at a great pace…Issue Grade: A-” — The Pullbox
“…I was pretty impressed - I loved the fight scenes… One to watch… THE ANCHOR could quickly find a home in the hearts of those who hanker for Dr Strange and Hellboy type thrills.” — Comic Book Review
“… filled with vibrant action and thought-provoking metaphysical exploration, this first issue successfully lays the groundwork for what looks to be a very intriguing, fun-filled series.” — SF Site
“Don't you just love when a new comic you've been looking forward to finally come out...and exceeds all your high hopes?" – Project Fanboy
"This is a great read, quick to get through, yet immense in it's imagery. BOOM! Studios has been putting out some quality work, which, for being such a young company, is awesome. I've begun to look forward more to what they're putting out next than what larger companies are doing with their established characters. Keep it coming!"– Comics Bulletin
"If you're looking for something new I highly recommend you check out THE ANCHOR..." – Cammy's Comic Corner
“...quite effective...” – Eye On Comics
THE ANCHOR #2 features the second installment of the epic ongoing THE ANCHOR adventure and is written by Phil Hester, with astounding interior art by Brian Churilla. The first printing shipped with two covers in a 50/50 split and a third cover that was offered as a 1 in 10 incentive.

Recently, BOOM! Studios announced that in addition to Diamond carrying BOOM!'s second prints, Haven Distributors will also be carrying all BOOM! second prints. Retailers needing more information on how to order from Haven Distributors can call 1-877-HAVEN-50 or sign up on their website here: http://www.havendistro.com/retailers.html

About BOOM! Studios
BOOM! Studios (www.boom-studios.com) is a unique publishing house specializing in high-profile projects across a wide variety of different genres from some of the industry's biggest talents, including Philip K. Dick's DO ANDROIDS DREAM OF ELECTRIC SHEEP?, The Henson Company's FARSCAPE, and the original Mark Waid series IRREDEEMABLE. BOOM! recently launched its youth imprint, BOOM Kids!, with Pixar's THE INCREDIBLES, CARS, and TOY STORY, as well as Disney's THE MUPPETS. This year, BOOM! Studios celebrates its fourth anniversary.

The third installment of BBC AMERICA’s highly-successful adventure series, Robin Hood comes to end on December 5, 9:00p.m. ET/PT. This season revealed a tougher and darker Robin Hood (Jonas Armstrong), consumed with revenge for Marian’s death. As a wave of corruption and evil swept the land, Robin launched a solo mission to avenge her death and kill Gisborne (Richard Armitage). Yet in an unusual turn of events, Robin and Gisborne have been forced together to save their half brother and take down the evil Prince John (Toby Stephens). Tune in to find out if their alliance lasts or if Prince John takes down Robin Hood once and for all.

The third and final season of Robin Hood comes to DVD on January 12, 2010. The five-disc set boasts over an hour of bonus material including behind-the-scenes features, character profiles, video diaries and more.
IDW Publishing & Dabel Brothers Team Up for

Brigg's Mercy Thompson: Moon Called

Adaptation of first Mercy novel debuts in February 2010

San Diego, CA (November 23, 2009) – Dabel Brothers and IDW Publishing are pleased to announce an agreement to co-publish Patricia Briggs’ Mercy Thompson: Moon Called, a four-issue miniseries adaptation of the best selling author’s new novel, in early 2010.

Moon Called is the first Mercy Thompson novel from New York Times bestselling author Patricia Briggs. The novel introduces Mercedes “Mercy” Thompson, a talented Volkswagen mechanic living in Washington State, who also happens to be a “walker,” a magical being with the power to shift into a coyote at will. Moon Called tells of Mercy and the rest of the paranormal cast in the novels, among them werewolves, vampires, gremlins, and more.

Moon Called is also a direct follow-up to the mega-hit Mercy Thompson comic book series Homecoming, published by Dabel Brothers in 2008-2009. Homecoming, the Mercy Thompson graphic novel that serves as a prequel story to Moon Called, debuted at #1 on The New York Times Bestseller List for Hardcover Graphic Books, and is fourth on Amazon’s bestselling graphic novel list for 2009.

“Moon Called is chock full of great stuff and perfect for the supernatural fanatic who just can't get enough of their creepy beasties in their reading diet!” said IDW’s new senior editor, Bob Schreck.

Mercy Thompson: Moon Called is being written by Derek Ruiz, with art by Clint Hilinski. The first of the four-issue series will be available in February 2010 from IDW, with subsequent issues shipping on a monthly basis thereafter. The graphic novel is scheduled to be published in August 2010 by IDW, and will be distributed by Diamond Books Distributor.

Briggs has written four Mercy Thompson novels to date, the last of which, Bone Crossed, debuted at #3 on the New York Times Fiction Bestseller List, and remained on for weeks after. The next Mercy Thompson novel, Silver Borne, is scheduled for publication in March 2010.

“We’re thrilled to be working with IDW on this project,” says Vice President Les Dabel. “Their track record speaks for itself, and we really feel they’ve been making a lot of smart moves within the industry the last couple years.”

Patricia Briggs’ Mercy Thompson: Moon Called #1 ($3.99, 32 page, full color comic) will be available in stores in February 2010. Diamond order code #DEC09 0886.

About IDW Publishing
IDW is an award-winning publisher of comic books, graphic novels and trade paperbacks, based in San Diego, California. Renowned for its diverse catalog of licensed and independent titles, IDW publishes some of the most successful and popular titles in the industry including: Hasbro's The Transformers and G.I. JOE, Paramount's Star Trek; Fox's Angel; the BBC's Doctor Who; and television's #1 prime time series CBS' CSI: Crime Scene Investigation. IDW is also home to the Library of American Comics imprint, which publishes classic comic reprints; Yoe! Books, a partnership with Yoe! Studios; and is the print publisher for ComicMix.

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. More information about the company can be found at IDWPublishing.com.

About Dabel Brothers Publishing, LLC

Dabel Brothers Publishing, LLC, is a comic book studio dedicated to bringing many of the best and most popular novels in the world of fantasy to the comic book medium. Since its inception in 2001 they have produced adaptations of novels by bestselling authors including George R.R. Martin, Orson Scott Card, Laurell K. Hamilton, Raymond E. Feist, Tad Williams, Richard A. Knaak, and Robert Silverberg. Recent releases include a remarkable list of high-profile projects including adaptations of major novels by bestselling authors: Dean Koontz's Frankenstein: Prodigal Son; Welcome to the Jungle, an original story set in the world of Jim Butcher's bestselling series The Dresden Files; a Wild Cards series edited and overseen by George R. R. Martin; and a brand-new Mercy Thompson adventure by Patricia Briggs titled Homecoming. Additionally, the Dabels published their first movie-based comics with the release of The Warriors in 2009, working with Paramount Licensing.

More information about Dabel Brothers Publishing can be found at www.dabelbrothers.com.

Copyright 2009, Dabel Brothers Publishing, LLC. All Rights reserved.

All trademarks and titles are the property of their respective owners.
The statements contained within this document are considered "forward-looking statements"

and may not reflect upon the actual future performance of Dabel Brothers Publishing, LLC.

Sunday, November 22, 2009

DEADLOCKE from Dark Horse mnow in stores

DEADLOCKE is based on the young adult novel Venomous by Chris Krovatin (and is already being adapted for a feature film). Written by Arvid Nelson (of the Rex Mundi series) and illustrated by Nick Stakal (artist on the current Criminal Macabre series, Cell Block 666), DEADLOCKE mixes real life and young adult themes with escapist comic book fantasy, to tell the story of a Manhattan teenager whose world is turned upside down when the dark alter ego who exists in his drawings threatens to take over his life.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SCRHSSi6avE – video of Arvid talking about Deadlocke

Facebook Fan Page: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Deadlocke/163559694860?ref=search&sid=121332.267276063..1

About Deadlocke

In modern-day New York City, a ragtag group of rebellious teens throws its annual raucous Weimar bash filled with debauchery, booze, and bloody knuckles. Going for the first time is Locke Vinetti, a newcomer to this band of bored rich kids--a loner who usually prefers to escape into the world of his alter ego comic book creation, Deadlocke. Under the tutelage of the group's charming but unpredictable ringleader Casey, Locke has learned to express his art, and his angst, in ways he never thought possible. As the violent energy of Deadlocke continues to storm up inside of him, Locke must learn to control his newfound strength at the risk of losing Renee, the darkly beautiful girl of his dreams. Determined to prove that Deadlocke's rage will overpower Locke's love, Casey provokes Locke in a brutal rooftop battle where their lives, and their souls, hang in the balance.

Based on the Simon & Schuster young adult novel Venomous by Christopher Krovatin, Deadlocke teams comic writer Arvid Nelson (Rex Mundi, Kull) with Nick Stakal (Criminal Macabre) in a story of a young man coming to terms with his own demons in a search for his true identity.

- Exclusive sneak peeks now available at BBCAmerica.com/DoctorWho -

The finale to the era of David Tennant as the Tenth Doctor, is one of the most eagerly anticipated adventures in the history of Doctor Who. As previously announced, the next special, Doctor Who: The Waters of Mars premieres Saturday December 19, 9:00pm ET/PT on BBC AMERICA. The final two specials, Doctor Who: The End of Time, Part One and Doctor Who: The End of Time, Part Two, will premiere over the holiday season starting December 26 on BBC AMERICA. Guest stars John Simm, Timothy Dalton, Catherine Tate, Lindsay Duncan and Bernard Cribbins join Tennant on his final journey. Doctor Who: The End of Time, Part One premieres Saturday December 26, 9:00pm ET/PT on BBC AMERICA. The End of Time, Part Two premiere date will be announced very soon.

BBCAmerica.com/DoctorWho has exclusive Doctor Who clips including a sneak peek to The Waters of Mars, which The Times says is “a big-budget, knock-yer-socks-off blockbuster” and the Guardian exclaimed “it's a belter, a watery nightmare - scary, moving, relevant, believable.”

The site also has a new world premiere clip from The End of Time, Part One, with never-before seen footage that will keep fans all over the globe wondering what's in store for the Doctor.

This slick re-imagination of Doctor Who, created by Russell T Davies (Torchwood, Queer as Folk), puts a fresh spin on the adventures of the iconic Time Lord and his feisty companions - who travel across the universe to protect Earth from dangerous aliens and terrifying monsters. Davies and Tennant are passing the baton to Steven Moffat and actor Matt Smith, who will play the Eleventh Doctor in a new season of the re-imagined series premiering in 2010 on BBC AMERICA.

The BBC will release The Waters of Mars and The End of Time, Part One and Part Two on DVD and Blu-ray, Tuesday, February 2, 2010. A 5-disc set, Doctor Who: Specials Collection, which includes The Next Doctor, Planet of the Dead, Waters of Mars, The End of Time, Part One and Part Two and a 16-page booklet with an introduction written by David Tennant, hits stores the same day.

Doctor Who photos are available now at www.press.bbcamerica.com

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Lindsay Duncan (Alice and Wonderland, Rome) joins the Doctor as his sharpest and most strong-minded companion yet for the second of four Doctor Who Specials. The Waters of Mars is a dark, scary thriller that sees the Doctor land on the planet Mars, at a base in peril. A creeping infection beneath the Martian surface threatens not only the human race, but also the Doctor's most fundamental beliefs. Together with Adelaide Brooke (Lindsay Duncan), the base’s commander, the Doctor must defeat a seemingly unstoppable menace before it can reach Earth, and wipe out mankind. The Doctor must fight not only the water but destiny itself… while also confronting his own existence, when the prophesy about his future begins to resonate. Is his song about to come to an end? The Waters of Mars is written by Russell T Davies (Torchwood, Queer as Folk) and Phil Ford and directed by Graeme Harper. The executive producers are Russell T Davies and Julie Gardner (Torchwood, Life on Mars).



David Tennant is an accomplished theater actor who most recently starred onstage in Hamlet with the Royal Shakespeare Company. Before landing the role of The Doctor in Doctor Who, he played the title role in Russell T Davies’ adaptation of Casanova alongside Peter O’Toole. He also played Briscoe in The Quatermass Experiment, the sci-fi cult classic first broadcast live in 1953. Other stage work includes The Pillowman at the National Theatre and Royal Shakespeare Company productions of Romeo & Juliet and As You Like It. His movie roles include Stephen Fry’s Bright Young Things and the role of Barty Crouch Jr. in Harry Potter And The Goblet Of Fire. Tennant is the new host of PBS’ Masterpiece Contemporary and recently signed on to appear in the NBC pilot Rex Is Not Your Lawyer.


Russell started at BBC Children's, writing the fantasy thrillers Dark Season and Century Falls, before winning the BAFTA for Best Children's Drama in 1996 for Granada's The Ward. He then created the landmark series Queer As Folk for Channel 4, and the U.S. version ran on Showtime for five years. Since then, he has written Bob & Rose - for which he won Comedy Writer of the Year 2001 - The Second Coming, Mine All Mine and Casanova, starring David Tennant. He reinvented and reinvigorated Doctor Who for the BBC in 2005, winning both the Dennis Potter Award and the BAFTA for Best Drama. He has created the Doctor Who spin-off series Torchwood and The Sarah Jane Adventures, both now entering their third successful season.