Friday, December 03, 2010

Virginie Ledoyen Gives Parisian Stamp of Approval to “THE LAST BEAT “ joining lead Shawn Andrews in the BOHEMIA GROUP FEATURE FILM

Producing Team Bohemia Group Amps Up Pre-Production on Highly Anticipated Feature “The Last Beat”

LOS ANGELES, CA -- (November 29, 2010) – Writer and Director Robert Saitzyk (“Godspeed”) dives deeply into the torrid world of rock and roll to craft the realm that is the last days of rock star Jay Douglas in the film “The Last Beat.” Leading the cast in this powerful drama as the famous and tortured Douglas is Shawn Andrews, whose screen credits include the award winning “Fix” opposite Olivia Wilde, “Dazed and Confused” and “City of Ghosts,” and now attached is the César nominated French actress Virginie Ledoyen, who has been seen in films such as “Tout ce qui brille”, “The Army of Crime” and of course Danny Boyle's “The Beach.” Ledoyen will play Clémence, a French Countess involved in a turbulent love triangle between Jay Douglas and his self-professed "soul mate" -- the earthy, but fiery Valerie Eason.

“The Last Beat” explores the life of a world weary self exiled rock star searching for a more artistic existence as a poet and writer in Paris, with the hope of erasing his tarnished former stardom. The film’s rich storyline will be accompanied by a completely original soundtrack redolent with the influences of the early 70’s ranging from Rock n Roll to French Pop. “The Last Beat” will offer audiences a refreshing view of the turbulent end of the 60's and early 70’s along with an insightful perspective into the melancholy lifestyle and unerring clarity of a rock star and poet coming to terms with his own end.

“We’re thrilled to have Virginie Ledoyen opposite Shawn Andrews as Clémence, creating such an electrifying screen duo,” states Susan Ferris of Bohemia Group.

Saitzyk who is an award winning director with his films “Godspeed” and “After the Flood” recently teamed up with Los Angeles based management and production entity Bohemia Group, who’s specialties are global film and music endeavors. Bohemia principals Susan Ferris and Alison Buck will produce alongside helmer Saitzyk, and in addition they will also take on the duties of music supervisor and casting director respectively. Production is set to commence in late spring 2011 and will be shot primarily on location in Paris, France.

Event Sponsored by KOTRA (Korea Trade-Investment Promotion Agency) Scheduled

for December 8th in Universal City, CA

(Los Angeles, CA and New Milford, CT; December 3, 2010) -- Unicomm, a leading event management company and The Bob Dowling Group today announced that KMCM USA 2010, a Korean government-supported trade show will co-locate on Wednesday, December 8th with the inaugural LA Mobile Entertainment Summit™, scheduled for Tuesday-Wednesday, December 7-8 at the Sheraton Universal Hotel in Universal City, CA.

Sponsored by the non-profit Korea Trade-Investment Promotion Agency (KOTRA) KMCM will provide conference attendees with business matching opportunities in licensing, outsourcing, distribution and co-production with leading Korean companies from Animation, and Character Licensing industries. This year KMCM USA decided to join with the LA Mobile Entertainment Summit ( in an effort to expand its business fields into digital media contents such as mobile, IPTV, and cable TV contents. Koreans broadcast officials from TVK, SBS, MBC, KBS and mobile content manager from Samsung are among those who will be attending.

"Korea is the United States' seventh largest trading partner," said John Golicz, President and CEO of Unicomm, “and we are delighted to offer attendees the opportunity to meet and engage with entertainment and electronics industry leaders from this vital and growing market."

"Changes in the digital content industries are rapidly taking place," said Won-Sok Yun, Director General at LA KOTRA, "and we hope KMCM's participation in the LA Mobile Entertainment Summit will allow all parties an opportunity to engage and dialogue about how best to address the unprecedented challenges in this new era for digital content industries."

The lineup of keynotes for the LA Mobile Entertainment Summit™ includes Peter Guber, Chairman and CEO of Mandalay Entertainment; John Kosner, Senior Vice President & General Manager of ESPN Digital Media; David Hill, Chairman & CEO of Fox Sports Television Group; Tim Kring, Executive Producer of Heroes and Tim Kring's Conspiracy For Good, and Brian Seth Hurst, CEO of Opportunity Management Company.

“Our impressive lineup of keynotes and speakers establishes our footprint in the mobile space,” said John Golicz, President and CEO of Unicomm. “Just as we’ve accomplished in the 3D sector with the 3D Entertainment Summit™ and the 3D Gaming Summit™, our goal is to be the thought-leader in the mobile entertainment landscape.”

Official Sponsors of the LA Mobile Entertainment Summit™ include The Weather Channel, ESPN, Mocospace, GetJar, Millenial Media, Webtrends, Flycell, Apptera, Waterfall Mobile, Ericsson and AUGME Technologies, Urban Airship, [x] cube labs, Rovi, Extreme Labs, DTS and Animation Development Company. Industry and media partners include Consumer Electronics Association (CEA), Mobilized TV, Fierce Mobile Content, Fierce Wireless, Fierce Developer, Mashable, Mobile Monday LA, Interactive Television Alliance, Screen Digest, ReadWriteWeb, Interpret, LLC , UCLA, School of Management, Parks & Associates, and others.

Additional event supporters include The Mobile Excellence Awards, the most influential and coveted awards program in the industry, honoring the best of the best in mobile entertainment, technology, marketing and media. The MEA take place on Monday, December 6th, 2010 at the Legendary Paramount Studios. More information on the Mobile Excellence Awards can be found at”

For more information about speaking submissions, exhibiting, and sponsor opportunities, please visit: or contact Gloria Lombardo, Sales Director, Mobile Entertainment Group at 203-878-2577 (x105) or

Unicomm LLC is an independent business-to-business communications company specializing in originating and managing world class trade shows and conferences in underserved and nascent markets. Founded in 1998 in Milford, CT, Unicomm enjoys an impressive track record of dozens of successful show launches and hundreds of event productions. Unicomm’s properties include the 3D Entertainment Summit™ and the 3D Gaming Summit™, both presented in association with Variety; the Los Angeles Times Travel & Adventure Show; the Adventures in Travel Expo in New York, Chicago, Washington, D.C. and Seattle, and the Green Travel Summit. For more information:

The Bob Dowling Group - For 17 years through 2007, Bob Dowling was editor-in-chief and publisher of The Hollywood Reporter and president of the VNU Business Media Film and Performing Arts Group. During Dowling's tenure, The Reporter launched numerous new products, including the Web site, e-mail edition, weekly edition, THR East, Literary Hollywood, Festival de Cannes dailies and the Oscar Screening Guide, as well as many annual events such as the Women in Entertainment Power 100 stand-alone issue and its related breakfast event, the Next Generation ranking of prominent young executives, the Film and TV Music Conference and the reorganized Key Art Awards. Dowling recently started his own information and consulting firm, the Bob Dowling Group, to serve clients looking to navigate the converging worlds of entertainment and technology.

Variety - Variety is the leading publication for business entertainment news, recognized and respected throughout the world of show business. The Variety Group – Daily Variety, Daily Variety Gotham, Weekly Variety and – are all owned by Reed Business Information (RBI), the largest business publisher in the U.S. RBI is a member of the Reed Elsevier Group plc (NYSE: RUK and ENL).

The 3D Entertainment SummitTM in association with Variety is the definitive conference devoted to examining and analyzing the burgeoning confluence of 3D and entertainment. The event attracts over 800 attendees representing a “who’s who” in 3D from top brands and all aspects of the entertainment community, draws international media coverage and boasts industry-leading sponsors. For more information on the event, please visit:

The 3D Gaming SummitTM in association with Variety, the most recent addition to the entertainment industry series of events produced by The Bob Dowling Group and Unicomm, LLC, featured an all-star speaker roster of industry leaders this past April. Keynotes included producer Jon Landau (Avatar), director Paul W.S. Anderson (Resident Evil), and executives Phil Eisler (NVIDIA) and Josh Greer (RealD). For more information:

Announces release of DVD and a

chance to win a CUSTOM LIGHTSABER!

Star Wars feature documentary, JEDI JUNKIES, is giving fans the chance to win their very own custom, steel lightsaber to celebrate the release of the DVD. To be entered to win, fans need only to LIKE the film’s Facebook fan page at A winner will be selected on Monday, December 21st.


The film teamed with Advanced Light Weaponry to offer this very special promotion. As an added bonus, the winner will be able to select which side of the force they are on by choosing the saber’s color (blue for Jedi, red for Sith).

JEDI JUNKIES is a fun, affectionate documentary profiling some of the hardcore and passionate fans inspired by the multi-billion-dollar grossing deep space epic: from the creation of a full-size Millennium Falcon spacecraft in a fan’s backyard, to schools teaching light saber fighting techniques, to women who spend their spare time recreating Princess Leia in her slave bikini, this film tells the stories of Star Wars fans who will shock and delight you with how they redefine Star Wars fandom.

Also featuring the perspectives of celebrity insiders including Olivia Munn (Attack of the Show, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart), Peter Mayhew (Chewbacca), Jeremy Bulloch (Boba Fett), Phantom Menace actor Ray Park (Darth Maul), Celebrity Fit Club's Dr. Linda Papodopolis and Blair Witch Project director Ed Sanchez, JEDI JUNKIES will change the way you look at fandom forever!

A film made by Star Wars fans, for Star Wars fans, can now be purchased on DVD, iTunes, Amazon VOD and Playstation 3. The film is also available for rental on iTunes, Amazon VOD and Playstation 3.

For information on JEDI JUNKIES, please visit:

Star Wars has its hundreds of millions of "Star Wars Fans," but there's another kind of fan, one whose appreciation goes well beyond mere admiration for the films and becomes a part of their everyday life. This film is a fun, affectionate look at the men and women who have dedicated their personal and professional lives to all things Star Wars - we call them the "Jedi Junkies".

About Advanced Light Weaponry

Advanced Light Weaponry’s goal is to make the science fiction/fantasy world a reality, by creating fantasy weaponry that is as close to the real thing as possible. Many of our props are made to be field stripped and reassembled like actual weapons. And just as in real weapons over the ages, ALW’s props are engineered on a foundation of artistry and ergonomics.
Richie Rich® Creative Teams Announced

New series to kick off as part of Free Comic Book Day 2011

NEW YORK, NY (December 03, 2010)—Part James Bond, Jr., and part Indiana Jones with Donald Trump’s bank account, Richie Rich® is an altruistic adventurer who travels the world helping the less fortunate, and now he has a creative team to back him up.

“Ape Entertainment is extremely pleased with the writers and artists who have come forward to bring Richie Rich back to comics,” states founder and co-publisher David Hedgecock. “We have action. We have adventure. We have humor. And best of all, we have everyone’s favorite characters, from Cadbury to Irona to Dollar.”

Today, Ape Entertainment and Classic Media announced the creative teams on the new Richie Rich series that will reimagine the classic cartoon and comic book character. Artists include Tina Francisco, Jack Lawrence, Armando Zanker, James Silvani, Iwan Nazif, and more! Writers include Tom DeFalco, Bill Williams, Buddy Scalera, Brent E. Erwin, Jason M. Burns, Matt Anderson, Rob Worley, and more!

For fans of the original Harvey Comics series, the creative team of Sid Jacobson and Ernie Colon revisit the characters they helped to make famous, returning with two, all-new stories!

Richie Rich #1 will arrive in stores in May 2011.

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About Ape Entertainment

Founded in 2003, Ape Entertainment is the brainchild of lifelong comic book devotees David Hedgecock, and Brent E Erwin. Home to such popular titles as GO-GO GORILLA AND THE JUNGLE CREW, SUPERHUMAN RESOURCES, BLACK COAT, ATHENA VOLTAIRE, and THE TROUBLE WITH KATIE ROGERS, it is also the North American publisher for DreamWorks Animation licensed properties SHREK and THE PENGUINS OF MADAGASCAR.

Richie Rich®

A born leader with a heart of gold, Richie Rich made his comic book debut in 1953 and went on to headline his own comic book series, syndicated comic strip, and animated TV series. With more than fifty comic titles and 2,000 issues under his name, Richie Rich is one of the most published cartoons of all time. The world’s richest kid was also the star of a live-action feature film and direct-to-video sequel from Warner Bros. Pictures in 1994.

About Classic Media

Classic Media, one of the world’s largest independent entertainment companies, is a leader in reinventing the classics of yesterday and creating the entertainment classics of tomorrow. The Company owns and manages a globally-recognized portfolio of well-known family and pop-culture entertainment brands, including Casper the Friendly Ghost®, Where’s Waldo?®, Lassie®, Gold Key Comics, The Lone Ranger®, and new global brands Tinga Tinga Tales® and Guess with Jess®. Big Idea, a member of the Classic Media family, is the leading faith-based studio and producer of children’s programming, including the best-selling animated series, VeggieTales®. More than 3,600 hours of Classic Media programming is distributed in more than 170 territories worldwide and showcased in multiple formats, including TV, film, home video, consumer products, publishing, digital, and music. Visit us at

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Oscar® Winner Martin Landau and Emmy® Award Winner Barbara Bain Are Back For An Adventure As Big As the Universe in This Uncut and Digitally Restored Hi-Def Set ($99.95srp) Featuring All 24 Season One Episodes With Newly Recorded 5.1 Surround Sound Mixes and Hours of Extras, Including Bonus Material Never-Before-Released in the U.S.!


NEW YORK, NY – For over 45 years, legendary British TV producer Gerry Anderson produced groundbreaking television series like no other. From the unique, genre-busting “Supermarionation” of the hip, high-octane 60s’ programs THUNDERBIRDS and CAPTAIN SCARLET to the moon-based exploits of the lost-in-space Commander John Koening (Martin Landau) and Dr. Helena Russell (Barbara Bain) in SPACE: 1999, the visionary Anderson has long been at the forefront of creating “Must-See Cult TV.” Now, this December, A&E Home Entertainment serves up one of Anderson’s most celebrated programs in spectacular hi-def with the eagerly anticipated SPACE: 1999: THE COMPLETE SEASON ONE BLU-RAY EDITION.

The program, licensed from ITV Studios Global Entertainment, will be available on December 14 for $99.95srp, the seven disc set includes all 24 first season episodes, digitally restored and remastered in sparkling 1080p Blu-ray and sporting newly recorded 5.1 Surround Sound mixes. In addition, the BD set includes two bonus discs packed with hours of extras and featurettes never-before-released in the U.S.[1], including:
· Original 'as broadcast' mono track
· Music-only tracks on all episodes except ‘Breakaway’ and ‘Dragon’s Domain’
· Anderson commentary on ‘Breakaway’ and ‘Dragon’s Domain’
· Extensive HD image galleries of rare and previously unseen stills
· HD image galleries of gum and cigarette cards
· HD restored, textless titles
· "These Episodes" featurettes
· "Memories of Space” featurette
· Sylvia Anderson interview
· Series One textless generic titles
· "Concept and Creation" featurette
· Special effects and design featurette
· Text episode commentaries on The Last Sunset and Space Brain’
· "Clapperboard" two-part special on the work of Gerry Anderson from 1975
· "Guardian of Piri Remembered"
· Barry Gray's theme demo
· Alternative opening and closing titles
· Martin Landau and Barbara Bain US Premier intro and outro
· SFX plates and deleted SFX scenes - with music track

In Anderson’s epic series, it’s 1999 when a spectacular explosion at a lunar nuclear waste dump sends the moon out of Earth’s orbit, propelling the men and women of Moonbase Alpha on a treacherous journey across the universe. Left with no way home, the Moonbase residents, led by Landau (“Entourage,” Ed Wood) and Bain (“CSI,” “Mission: Impossible”), are forced to embark upon the greatest adventure of their lives, encountering bizarre life forms and strange phenomena as they struggle to survive among the awe-inspiring wonders of deepest space. And, although, their ultimate journey only lasted two seasons and, in a New York Times review (1975), noted author Issac Asimov thought it implausible that so large a lunar base would exist by 1999, SPACE: 1999 captured and enraptured the minds and souls of a sci-fi hungry generation.

With its progressive plotlines, outstanding cast and long list of celebrated guest stars, as well as astonishing special effects from Oscar® winner Brian Johnson (Alien, The Empire Strikes Back), SPACE: 1999 has secured its place as one of the most thought-provoking series of the 20th century -- and beyond. And SPACE: 1999: THE COMPLETE SEASON ONE BLU-RAY EDITION delivers this seminal, thought-provoking cult classic to sci-fi, cult TV and genre fans everywhere in its most pristine, extras-laden version to date.

ITV STUDIOS Global Entertainment is one of the world’s leading international TV distribution, home-entertainment, merchandising and licensing businesses. ITV STUDIOS Global Entertainment proudly represents a world-class portfolio from ITV Studios, Granada and over 200 leading independent producers. ITV Studios Global Entertainment showcases more than 35,000 hours of critically celebrated and hugely-popular original and formatted programming.

A&E Home Entertainment, part of the Consumer Products Division of A&E Television Networks (AETN) is a video distributor of non-theatrical programming, featuring collectible DVD editions of the high quality programming from A&E Network and HISTORY, as well as acquired classic programming. A&E Home Entertainment brings the best of critically acclaimed entertainment presented in award-winning packaging to the special interest category. For more information about ordering these and other titles from the A&E Home Entertainment Collection, call (212) 206-8600 (TRADE ONLY). Consumers please call 1-800-933-6249 (A&E). In addition to placing orders by phone, A&E Home Entertainment products may be purchased online at

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THE WHITE KNIGHT: LINE OF AVALON – The First Book in the Series – - Now available!

LOS ANGELES---- ACTIONOPOLIS, LLC launches the eagerly anticipated The White Knight: Line of Avalon today. Barbara Randall Kesel, author of hundreds of fantasy and action comic-book series, introduces readers to The White Knight: Line of Avalon, a new fantasy bringing ancient Arthurian mythology to life in a vivid modern-day setting. The White Knight simultaneously releases in downloadable e-book apps compatible on iPad, iPhone, PC, Mac, Kindle, Android and Nook readers.

THE WHITE KNIGHT- A young woman discovers her Arthurian heritage in the unlikeliest place-- the family farm! To ward off both present and past dangers, she must summon the power of Arthur's most powerful weapon and battle the mystical onslaught in the role of the White Knight!

For more information about the new line of ACTIONOPOLIS books visit

ACTIONOPOLIS: When Adventure Is Your Destination!

Barbara Randall Kesel's most recent work is Legends of the Dark Crystal vol. 2 from Tokyopop. She has worked in the comics field as an editor (Watchmen, New Teen Titans, Hellboy) and writer (Batgirl, Hawk & Dove, Meridian) for twenty years but this is her first foray into prose. She is currently writing a new young adult novel and other unannounced projects.

Actionopolis is the brainchild of publisher Shannon Eric Denton, who has years of experience with companies such as Cartoon Network, Warner Brothers, Disney, Sony, ToyBiz, Marvel Entertainment, FoxKids, DC Comics, and Nickelodeon. He and his Komikwerks co-founder Patrick Coyle have been publishing comics online and in print through their publishing company Komikwerks since 2000.

Komikwerks has been partnered with Stan Lee’s POW! Entertainment to publish a line of premiere Internet comics called Stan Lee's Sunday Comics on Komikwerks also provided exclusive content to the AOL: RED website. Komikwerks has been featured in many news and entertainment periodicals including Variety, USA Today, and Wizard Magazine. Komikwerks published the graphic novel World of Quest which was turned into an animated series of the same name. Komikwerks has several feature films in development as wel
Image Comics' 27 #1 sells out at the distribution level

Berkeley, CA - 3 December 2010 - Will Garland may not survive to see his 28th birthday, but he can go knowing that he's a star if the sellout of the first issue of Image Comics and Shadowline's 27 is any indication!

Because of high demand, 27 #1 is already sold out at the distribution level, so Image Comics is taking the book back to press. The second printing of 27 #1 will be in stores January 5, 2011, the same day as the second issue.

27 is a four-issue series is written by Charles Soule (Strongman) and drawn by Renzo Podesta (Hard Drive, Howard Lovecraft and the Frozen Kingdom) with covers by W. Scott Forbes (FORGETLESS). The book comes in the larger Golden Age format.

"The response to 27 has been amazing," exclaims Soule. "On behalf of the entire creative team, thank you to everyone who ordered the book, and thank you to everyone who has helped generate buzz for the book. It's been a blast so far, and we're just getting started!"

Shadowline Publisher Jim Valentino adds, "Charles and Renzo have done brilliant work on 27, and it deserves all the praise and attention it gets!"

In 27, the "27 Club" admits only the most brilliant musicians and artists -- and kills them dead in their 27th year. Will Garland is a famous rock guitarist, secretly unable to play for months due to a neurological disorder afflicting his left hand. He's also 27. With mad scientists, long dead rock legends and cosmic entities in his way, can he make it to 28?

27 #1 (of 4) Second Printing (OCT108111), a 32-page full-color comic book in the Golden Age format, will be in stores January 5, 2011, alongside 27 #2 (OCT100505).

Image Comics is a comic book and graphic novel publisher founded in 1992 by a collective of best-selling artists. Image has since gone on to become one of the largest comics publishers in the United States. Image currently has five partners: Robert Kirkman, Erik Larsen, Todd McFarlane, Marc Silvestri and Jim Valentino. It consists of five major houses: Todd McFarlane Productions, Top Cow Productions, Shadowline, Skybound and Image Central. Image publishes comics and graphic novels in nearly every genre, sub-genre, and style imaginable. It offers science fiction, romance, horror, crime fiction, historical fiction, humor and more by the finest artists and writers working in the medium today. For more information, visit


Thursday, December 02, 2010

SEGA Inks Actors Chris Hemsworth and Tom Hiddleston to Star in the Video Game Thor: God of Thunder

Hemsworth to Voice the Mighty Thor and Hiddleston his Antagonist Loki in the Marvel Icon’s Epic Action Adventure Game; Actors’ Likenesses Will Also Appear in Game

SAN FRANCISCO & LONDON – December 2, 2010 – SEGA® Europe Ltd. and SEGA® of America, Inc. today announced they have signed Chris Hemsworth to voice the title role and Tom Hiddleston to voice Loki in the upcoming action adventure Thor™: God of Thunder. Both actors’ likenesses will also be used in the game, which is based on the legendary franchise from Marvel Entertainment, and marks Thor’s first standalone appearance in a video game.

“Bringing in Chris and Tom to star in Thor: God of Thunder gives us AAA talent that will create a truly cinematic interactive experience,” said Gary Knight, Senior Vice President of Marketing at SEGA Europe and SEGA of America. “Mighty Thor and the trickster Loki will face off with real emotion while giving fans visual and vocal continuity between the video game and film adaptations of the Marvel franchise.”

Thor: God of Thunder will take players through an original, epic-scale third-person action adventure for which Matt Fraction, the Eisner Award-winning writer and lead Thor comic book author, served as story consultant. In the game, Thor battles through the numerous worlds of Norse mythology to save Asgard. Players will wield the iconic Mjölnir, Thor’s legendary hammer, to fight enemies of an immense scale while controlling the elemental storm powers of lightning, thunder and wind to vanquish enemies. Thor must overcome monstrous foes lifted from the pages of the comics, including Ulik, Ymir and Surtur, as well as other daunting enemies.

Thor: God of Thunder is scheduled for release spring 2011 on all major video game platforms.

Australian actor Chris Hemsworth played George Kirk in the 2009 Star Trek film before portraying the title role in Marvel Studios’ Thor film and SEGA’s upcoming game, and he will pick up the hammer once more in 2012 for Marvel Studios’ The Avengers. He has also appeared in a variety of TV roles and in films such as A Perfect Getaway, Ca$h and more.

Tom Hiddleston graduated from the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art and has gone on to star in a number of critically acclaimed television productions including Return to Cranford and Wallander. He has also received universal praise on stage in a number of roles including a hugely successful production of Shakespeare's Othello alongside Chiwetel Ejiofor and Ewan McGregor, and an Olivier Award-winning performance in Cymbeline. In addition to voicing the role of Loki in Thor: God of Thunder, he plays Loki in the upcoming Thor film adaptation from Marvel Studios and in 2011 will also star in Woody Allen's Midnight in Paris and Steven Spielberg's War Horse.

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About SEGA® Europe Ltd.

SEGA® Europe Ltd. is the European Distribution arm of Tokyo, Japan-based SEGA Corporation, and a worldwide leader in interactive entertainment both inside and outside the home. The company develops and distributes interactive entertainment software products for a variety of hardware platforms including PC, wireless devices, and those manufactured by Nintendo, Microsoft, and Sony Computer Entertainment Europe. SEGA Europe’s web site is located at

About SEGA® of America, Inc.

SEGA® of America, Inc. is the American arm of Tokyo, Japan-based SEGA Corporation, a worldwide leader in interactive entertainment both inside and outside the home. The company develops, publishes, and distributes interactive entertainment software products for a variety of hardware platforms including PC, wireless devices, and those manufactured by Nintendo, Microsoft, and Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. SEGA of America’s web site is located at

About Marvel Entertainment

Marvel Entertainment, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company, is one of the world's most prominent character-based entertainment companies, built on a proven library of over 8,000 characters featured in a variety of media over seventy years. Marvel utilizes its character franchises in entertainment, licensing and publishing. For more information visit

Hit sci-fi series to premiere in the U.S. same day as the UK

New Year’s Day marks a new beginning for acclaimed sci-fi series Primeval, when it premieres in the U.S. on BBC AMERICA, the same day as its UK broadcast. Returning to screens thanks to a unique international collaboration, including new co-producer BBC AMERICA, the series delivers ambitious adventures and opens the franchise to new audiences. From the creators of Walking With Dinosaurs and Survivors, Primeval sees the arrival of new faces and headquarters, along with the surprise return of some notable guest stars from earlier seasons. Primeval premieres Saturday, January 1, 9:00pm ET/PT.

When rips in time called anomalies started opening across the UK, dangerous creatures from the past and future began appearing in the most unexpected places, endangering lives and putting the whole of humanity at risk. A crack team of specialists were appointed by the government to deal with these “creature incursions.” This job has proven deadly for multiple team members and threats continue to escalate.

Ciarán McMenamin (Jericho, Demons), Alexander Siddig (Clash of the Titans, 24, Syriana, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine) and young Irish actress Ruth Kearney join the team at the Anomaly Research Center (ARC) after the government loses faith in Home Office official Lester’s (Ben Miller) ability to run such a dangerous and expensive operation on his own. The anomaly operation is now a public/private partnership, part-owned by the government, and partly by charismatic scientist Philip Burton (Siddig).

With Connor (Andrew-Lee Potts, Alice), Abby (Hannah Spearritt) and Danny (Jason Flemyng, X-Men: First Class, Snatch) trapped in the past at the end of season three, the ARC has found new recruits to take their place: Matt (McMenamin), the new field leader, who’s more than just an ex-soldier. He’s a zoologist, with an uncanny ability to understand animals. A private man, Matt carefully guards the secrets of his past and the real reason he joined the team. Unconventional Jess (Kearney) now runs operations from the ARC Control Centre. She is highly efficient and her work ethic is second to none, though she is human enough to nurse an unrequited crush on Captain Becker (Ben Mansfield).

The new season picks up approximately one year after the last season ended - Abby and Connor finally escape from the Cretaceous period, only to be followed by a giant Spinosaurus, the largest of all known carnivorous dinosaurs. A new ARC team springs into action, leaving Abby and Connor’s place within the team in jeopardy while their former leader Danny is still missing.

Perry Simon, General Manager, Channels, commented: “Primeval has always had a passionate following on BBC AMERICA. Our audiences loved the series so much that we simply had to save the show from extinction. New Year’s Day marks a new era not only for Primeval but for BBC AMERICA with a line up of fantastic Saturday night drama that will take us up to the summer and beyond. 2011 will bring BBC AMERICA viewers face-to-face with prehistoric monsters, clones and aliens, ghosts and the odd Timelord or two!”

Primeval returns to BBC AMERICA for two new seasons in 2011, thanks to an innovative deal between Impossible Pictures Limited (IPL), BBC Worldwide (BBCW) and ITV. Original co-production partners ITV, ProSieben and BBC Worldwide return to co-fund the new series, with BBC Worldwide becoming the majority funding partner. BBC AMERICA, is a full co-production credit for the first time and UKTV is a first-time investor.

Along with Primeval’s premiere over the holidays, there will be two Doctor Who U.S. premieres on Christmas Day. Doctor Who Prom, a live concert featuring stars Matt Smith, Karen Gillan and Arthur Darvill as hosts, airs Saturday, December 25, 1:00pm ET/PT and this year’s special, Doctor Who: A Christmas Carol with guest star Harry Potter’s Michael Gambon, airs that night at 9:00pm ET/PT.

For up-to-the-minute information on BBC AMERICA, forthcoming U.S. premieres, art work and news from the channel, log on to

BBC AMERICA brings audiences a new generation of award-winning television featuring news with a uniquely global perspective, provocative dramas, razor-sharp comedies, life-changing makeovers and a whole new world of nonfiction. BBC AMERICA pushes the boundaries to deliver high quality, highly addictive and eminently watchable programming to viewers who demand more. BBC AMERICA is distributed by Discovery Networks. It is available on digital cable and satellite TV in more than 68 million homes.
DECEMBER 13, 2010!


December 1, 2010 - Los Angeles, CA - Can you believe it's been a year since our last celebration? Neither can we! But it's true. It's time again for the BOOM! Studios holiday party at Meltdown comics, happening Monday, December 13 at 8pm! So won't you join us? No guests lists, no velvet rope, if you've got the gas or the bus fare to make it to Meltdown Comics, you're invited!

Who: Mix and Mingle with the BOOM! Crew!

When: Monday, December 13th, 8:00pm - till they kick us out!

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

Why: FREE BEER while supplies last!

About BOOM! Studios
BOOM! Studios ( 2009 "Best Publisher" of the year, generates a wide-ranging catalog of multiple Eisner and Harvey Award-nominated comic books and graphic novels featuring some of the industry’s top talent, including Philip K. Dick's DO ANDROIDS DREAM OF ELECTRIC SHEEP?, 20th Century Fox's 28 DAYS LATER and DIE HARD, The Henson Company's FARSCAPE, and the original Mark Waid series IRREDEEMABLE. This fall sees BOOM! teaming up with the legendary Stan Lee, creator of Marvel Comics’ characters Spider-Man, The Hulk, and The X-Men for a line of original superhero series, the legend’s first new superhero creations in nearly 20 years. BOOM!'s youth imprint, BOOM Kids!, is an undisputed industry leader publishing Disney/Pixar's THE INCREDIBLES, CARS, and TOY STORY, as well as Disney's THE MUPPETS, DONALD DUCK, UNCLE SCROOGE and WALT DISNEY'S COMICS AND STORIES. This year, BOOM! Studios celebrates its fifth anniversary.

Wednesday, December 01, 2010

Kids Comics L.A. to Cultivate the Creators of Tomorrow [Event]

Join local comic creators for a day of family fun to learn about creating comics and all-ages comic books from the creators of Fraggle Rock, Darkwing Duck, Penguins of Madagascar and Reed Gunther!

LOS ANGELES – Kids love comic books, and comic books love kids! A new renaissance of all-ages comic books has energized young readers like never before. To celebrate, a group of comic book creators in Los Angeles have teamed up to host Kids Comics L.A. – a unique (and free!) one-day event on Dec. 4 at Meltdown Comics in Hollywood to spotlight kids comics and engage a new generation of future comic creators!

At Kids Comics L.A., kids will meet and interact with comic creators and learn how to make their own comic books! Writers and artists of kid-friendly comic books starring familiar characters will be in attendance to sign books and talk about comics with fans. Two unique comic seminars will help budding creators understand the basics of making their own comics, with one session focused on creating characters and one focused on comic book storytelling. These interactive seminars are open to everyone attending the event and families are encouraged to learn together!

The creators participating in Kids Comics L.A. include Sam Humphries (Fraggle Rock, Archaia Comics), Ian Brill (Darkwing Duck and Rescue Rangers, BOOM! Kids Comics), David Server and Jackson Lanzing (Penguins of Madagascar, Ape Entertainment), and Chris and Shane Houghton (Reed Gunther, Independent).

Los Angeles' own famous Grilled Cheese Truck will be on hand all day to feed comics lovers of all ages with their cheesy delights!

This event is all ages, open to the public, and free! Come hang out with the comic book creators of today AND tomorrow!

For more information, including creator bios, please see the Kids Comics L.A. page:

When:Saturday, Dec. 4, 2010, 1-3 p.m.

Where:Meltdown Comics

7522 Sunset Blvd.

Los Angeles, CA 90046

Phone: 323-851-7723

Star Wars Cantina Creatures; Bela Lugosi “Ygor” costume from Son of Frankenstein; The Wizard of Oz—signed to Jack Haley’s son by virtually the entire cast and crew including Judy Garland and Toto!; a large panel of Johnny Carson’s monologue curtains; “Ricky Ricardo’s” kimono worn by Desi Arnaz on The Lucy-Desi Comedy Hour; Harrison Ford heavily-annotated complete shooting script for Raiders of the Lost Ark and James Cagney’s original tap shoes for his sole Oscar-winning performance in Yankee Doodle Dandy among other highlights of 1300+ lot auction

Calabasas, CA—An original one-sheet poster from the Universal horror classic The Invisible Man ($200,000-$300,000); an incredible offering of material from Academy Award-winning visual effects genius Stan Winston, including an original screen-used Johnny Depp costume and display from Edward Scissorhands ($100,000-$200,000) an original full-scale, screen-used battlefield T-800 Endoskeleton from Terminator 2: Judgment Day ($150,000-$250,000); the stunning collection from Academy Award-winning visual effects pioneer, Phil Tippett, including multiple Star Wars Cantina Creatures ($60,000-$120,000 EACH), an AT-AT Imperial Walker from The Empire Strikes Back ($40,000-$60,000) and stop-motion RoboCop puppet from RoboCop 2 ($25,000-$35,000); original iconic matte painting from the opening scene in The Wizard of Oz ($80,000-$120,000); a complete hero Brandon Routh Superman costume from Superman Returns ($50,000-$70,000); Bela Lugosi “Ygor” green suede costume from Son of Frankenstein ($80,000-$100,000), and Santa himself—complete with sleigh and reindeer— the original prop Santa Claus, sleigh and reindeer from the opening scene of Miracle on 34th Street ($20,000-$30,000) will be among the 1300+ items being offered by Profiles in History, the world’s largest auctioneer of Hollywood memorabilia and the “star” of the hit Syfy Network television show, “Hollywood Treasure,” at their upcoming Winter Hollywood Auction, December 17-18, 2010. The two-day event will take place at the Saban Theatre, 8440 Wilshire Boulevard in Beverly Hills.

Worldwide bidding begins at 12:00pm (noon) PT both days. Bids can be placed in person, via mail, phone, fax or live on the internet by visiting or

If you’re looking for a “one-of-a-kind” holiday gift for the film or television fan that has everything, you won’t find anything better than this.

In addition to aforementioned iconic props, costumes and set pieces, Profiles in History Auction #43 will include an incredible selection of items that sprung from the mind of visionary filmmaker, Tim Burton, including stop-motion puppets and artifacts from The Nightmare Before Christmas, Corpse Bride, James and the Giant Peach, Sleepy Hollow and Mars Attacks!, an unprecedented selection of pieces from the collections of Academy Award-winning visual effects geniuses, Phil Tippett, Stan Winston and Richard Edlund, (featuring pieces from such landmark films as Star Wars, Raiders of the Lost Ark, The Terminator, Jurassic Park and Edward Scissorhands) and one of the most important collections of original camera negatives from the Golden Age of Hollywood to ever reach the auction block.

“The scope of this sale is unprecedented. We literally have something for everyone. Be it The Wizard of Oz, Universal horror, Star Wars, The Terminator or Tim Burton. This is the finest offering of Hollywood memorabilia we’ve ever assembled for collectors...and just in time for the holidays!”
--Joe Maddalena

Other auction highlights include:
· Harrison Ford heavily-annotated complete shooting script for Raiders of the Lost Ark ($50,000-$70,000)
· The Wizard of Oz vintage clothbound book signed to Jack Haley’s son by virtually the entire cast and crew, including Judy Garland and Toto! ($40,000-$60,000)
· Desi Arnaz “Ricky Ricardo” custom made kimono worn in The Lucy-Desi Comedy Hour.($40,000-$60,000)
· Michael Jackson’s stage-worn custom jacket from the 1993 American Music Awards ($40,000-$60,000)
· A large panel of Johnny Carson’s memorable monologue curtains from The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson ($40,000-$60,000)
· Screen-used ¼-scale Batmobile filming miniature from Batman Returns.($30,000-$50,000)
· Original Martian rocket ship filming miniature from Zombies of the Stratosphere.($20,000-$30,000)
· Carved wood home door knocker from The Munsters ($25,000-$30,000)
· Original “stretch room” painting featured in the Disneyland Haunted Mansion attraction.($30,000-$50,000)
· Walter Pidgeon “Dr. Morbius” signature costume from Forbidden Planet ($30,000-$50,000)
· Screen-used “Lex Luthor” rocket filming miniature from Atom Man vs. Superman. ($20,000-$30,000)
· Bleeding “Lawgiver” statue from Beneath the Planet of the Apes ($20,000-$30,000)
· Michael J. Fox hero hover board with handlebar from Back to the Future II ($20,000-$30,000)
· Arnold Schwarzenegger “The Terminator” leather jacket and leather glove from The Terminator ($20,000-$30,000)
· Eyvind Earle original concept artwork from Sleeping Beauty ($15,000-$20,000)
· Jimmy Stewart “Charles Lindbergh” leather flight helmet from The Spirit of St. Louis.($8,000-$12,000)
· Arnold Schwarzenegger “Conan the Barbarian” Atlantean sword from Conan the Barbarian ($10,000-$12,000)
· Bruce Lee signed check payable to “The Green Hornet,” Van Williams! ($12,000-$15,000)
· Green Goblin mask worn by Willem Dafoe’s character in Spider-Man ($8,000-$10,000) and...
· James Cagney’s “George M. Cohan” tap shoes from Yankee Doodle Dandy.($8,000-$12,000)

*Prices are auction estimates

About Profiles in History:

Founded in 1985 by Joseph Maddalena, Profiles in History is the nation's leading dealer in guaranteed-authentic original historical autographs, letters, documents, vintage signed photographs and manuscripts. Profiles in History has held some of the most prestigious and successful auctions of Hollywood memorabilia. Their auctions include costumes, props and set pieces from both vintage and contemporary film, television, and rock ‘n roll. Profiles in History’s location in Calabasas Hills, CA– virtually a stone’s throw away from every major Hollywood studio – ensures a constant flow of fantastic and rare collectibles. With an extensive network of dealers, collectors, and institutions, they are proud to play an important role in the preservation of motion picture history.

Prior Profiles in History Hollywood auctions highlights include the "Cowardly Lion" costume from The Wizard of Oz ($805,000); a full-scale model T-800 Endoskeleton from Terminator 2: Judgment Day ($488,750); Marilyn Monroe’s “Diamonds” dress from Gentlemen Prefer Blondes ($356,500); a King Kong six-sheet movie poster ($345,000); the Command Chair from the "U.S.S. Enterprise” ($304,750); the original "Robot" from Lost in Space ($264,500); Luke Skywalker’s lightsaber ($240,000); Margaret Hamilton’s “Wicked Witch” hat from The Wizard of Oz ($230,000); the Black Beauty car from The Green Hornet ($192,000); George Reeves’ Superman costume from The Adventures of Superman ($126,500); the H.R. Giger designed Alien creature suit from Alien ($126,500); a full-scale T-Rex head from Jurassic Park ($126,500), the Leaping Alien Warrior figure from Aliens ($126,500), Christopher Reeve’s ‘Superman’ costume from Superman: The Movie ($115,000), C-3PO’s helmet ($120,000), The Wizard of Oz ‘Winkie’ Guard Costume ($115,000); a “Ming the Merciless” cape from Flash Gordon ($115,000) and the Hydraulic screen-used Velociraptor from The Lost World: Jurassic Park II ($115,000).
Hellboy creator Mike Mignola coming to Calgary

All hell breaks loose during the 2011 Calgary Comic and Entertainment Expo

Calgary, Alberta – This year, the Calgary Comic and Entertainment Expo is bringing the Father of Hellboy to the 2011 show.

Mike Mignola was born in Berkeley, California and grew up in nearby Oakland. He graduated from the California College of Arts and Crafts in 1982. He started in comics as an inker for Marvel and then started drawing Rocket Raccoon, Alpha Flight and The Hulk.

In 1993 Mike, with several other comic book creators, formed the Legend imprint at Dark Horse Comics. It was there that he created Hellboy, his best known creation. Hellboy was developed into two Hollywood movies directed by Guillermo del Toro, two animated features, various spin-offs and several novels.

“Mike Mignola is a guest that we have been trying to bring to Calgary since 2006,” said Kandrix Foong, Event Director of the Calgary Expo. “Mignola is one of the biggest comic guests we have ever had at our show and he will be producing an exclusive print to commemorate the occasion.”

The 2011 Calgary Comic and Entertainment Expo will be held June 17 - 19 in Halls A, B and C of the BMO Centre, Stampede Park, in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

Vendor and Exhibitor registration as well as Advance tickets are now available; the perfect stocking stuffer for the holidays! To order your tickets, or for more information and to volunteer for the 2011 weekend, please visit our website at Stay tuned for more exciting announcements coming soon.


About the Calgary Comic and Entertainment Expo

Founded in 2006, the Calgary Comic and Entertainment Expo is Western Canada's largest pop-culture event. Dedicated to all elements of pop culture, the show programming includes science-fiction, fantasy, anime, gaming, animation, horror, and comic books.

Current announced guests for the 2011 Calgary Comic and Entertainment Expo include: William Shatner (Pop Culture Icon), George Romero (Night of the Living Dead), Doug Bradley (Hellraiser) and Jonathan Frakes (Star Trek: TNG)

Follow us on twitter @calgaryexpo and join our Facebook group or for more information, visit or our website at
Image Comics explains enigmatic teaser campaign

Berkeley, CA - 1 December 2010 - It's been hard to miss the teaser campaign that Image Comics has been running throughout the month of November. Were the images from one book? Several new series? At long last, Image is coming clean about those dirty little teasers...

In March 2011, Image is unleashing an all-new series written by showman Joe Casey (OFFICER DOWNE, GØDLAND) and drawn with dynamic intensity by Mike Huddleston (The Coffin). The name of this surreal homage to uber violence? BUTCHER BAKER, THE RIGHTEOUS MAKER.

"This one ain't for the faint of heart," declares Casey. "BUTCHER BAKER is a sleazy, mature readers superhero book about a semi-retired 'patriotic' superhero who gets the call for one last adventure. It's everything you want a superhero comicbook to be. It's simultaneously iconic and subversive and a whole lot of fun."

"I don't think I've ever had this much fun working on a book before," says Huddleston. "Joe has created a ridiculously ultra-violent and over-sexed world unlike anything anyone has read before. It's intense!"

Casey adds, "I feel like this series is a creative pinnacle for both of us. I know I'm pushing the envelope in unusual ways with this one, and Huddleston's art is as good as it gets."

"Joe's at his best when he's pushing against the walls of convention," offers Image Comics Publisher Eric Stephenson. "If you've read his work on Automatic Kafka, Wildcats 3.0 and GØDLAND, you're well aware of just how adept he is at stretching standard superhero tropes into something else, so believe me when I tell you the best is yet to come. All those teasers? Mere slivers of the gem Joe and Mike have been crafting these past few months. If this book doesn't rock your socks off, then you're dead inside."

BUTCHER BAKER was the preeminent All-American superhero. A long time ago. Now, he's getting laid... a lot. One last mission could return him to glory... IF he doesn't screw it up.

BUTCHER BAKER, THE RIGHTEOUS MAKER #1, a 32-page full-color comic book for $2.99, is available for order in the January issue of Diamond's Previews and hits stores in all its epically violent glory on March 30, 2011.

Image Comics is a comic book and graphic novel publisher founded in 1992 by a collective of best-selling artists. Image has since gone on to become one of the largest comics publishers in the United States. Image currently has five partners: Robert Kirkman, Erik Larsen, Todd McFarlane, Marc Silvestri and Jim Valentino. It consists of five major houses: Todd McFarlane Productions, Top Cow Productions, Shadowline, Skybound and Image Central. Image publishes comics and graphic novels in nearly every genre, sub-genre, and style imaginable. It offers science fiction, romance, horror, crime fiction, historical fiction, humor and more by the finest artists and writers working in the medium today. For more information, visit

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

BOOM! Studios
December Previews for
February Shipping 2011

Written by Mark Waid
Drawn by Chad Hardin
SC, 32 pgs, FC, SRP: $3.99
Diamond Code: DEC100828

Join Stan Lee and Mark Waid for their epic new ongoing series — THE TRAVELER. THE TRAVELER has the power to warp and bend time to his will. But who is he? Where has he come from? And more importantly: what has finally caught up to him. In this issue, THE TRAVELER’s past is finally revealed! With his true love's life on the line, THE TRAVELER's race against time reaches a deadly, critical mass!

Don’t miss out as Stan Lee makes comic book history…again!

Written by Paul Cornell
Drawn by Javier Pina
SC, 32 pgs, FC, SRP: $3.99
Diamond Code: DEC100824

NEW ARC! GREAT START FOR NEW READERS! Stan Lee, Paul Cornell, and Javier Pina continue their celebrated run on the year’s most exciting new superhero series. In the aftermath of last issue’s epic battle, SOLDIER ZERO finds himself hated by the public, and Stewart finds himself more confused than ever— while a new threat emerges! A perfect jumping on point for new readers as Stan Lee drives SOLDIER ZERO full speed ahead.

Written by Chris Roberson
Drawn by Khary Randolph
SC, 32 pgs, FC, SRP: $3.99
Diamond Code: DEC100826

Stan Lee, the most colossal creative force in the history of comics, teams up with BOOM! Studios to deliver a brand new line of superhero comics! Stan joins New York Times bestselling author Chris Roberson (iZOMBIE, CINDERELLA: FROM FABLETOWN WITH LOVE) and fan-favorite artist Khary Randolph (SPIDER-MAN) to deliver Stan Lee's third, epic new ongoing series, STARBORN! Holed up in the Griffith Observatory, Benjamin and Tara fight to survive the predatory aliens known as the Hive. It’s nonstop superhero action as Benjamin continues to try and wrap his head around the fact that he is actual an alien prince! You’ve got questions? Stan “The Man” Lee has answers! Covers by fan-favorite artists Gene Ha and Humberto Ramos (X-MEN, AMAZING SPIDER-MAN)!

Written by Michael Alan Nelson
Drawn by Alejandro Aragon
SC, 24 pgs, FC, SRP: $3.99
Diamond Code: DEC100804

Some call her hero. Some call her villain. She knows herself only as a survivor. But now Selena has come face to face with someone who blames her for the destruction of the Manchester Mansion. Someone consumed with fury. And what he has in store for Selena is worse than anything The Infected could ever do to her. If you loved the 28 DAYS LATER movies, this is the comic book you have to be reading!

Written by Philip K. Dick
Drawn by Tony Parker
SC, 32 pgs, FC, (21 of 24), SRP: $3.99
Diamond Code: DEC100809

A MUST READ ISSUE! The biggest twist in Philip K. Dick’s revolutionary masterwork will leave you breathless. After Rick Deckard’s life-changing decision, things turn upside down when the truth about Mercerism is revealed to the world! Don’t miss the mind-blowing final arc of the Eisner Award-nominated series from Philip K. Dick and acclaimed artist Tony Parker!

Written by Kurt Busiek, Daryl Gregory
Drawn by Damian Couceiro
SC, 32 pgs, FC, SRP: $3.99
Diamond Code: DEC100814

It’s bloodsuckers vs. bloodsucker, as Kurt Busiek brings an incredibly modern spin to the Dracula mythos. The enemy of my enemy is…my ally? With Dracula's forces fully amassed, Evan and vampire hunter Marta must team-up to bring down the king of monsters before he brings our world under his dominion! The ongoing horror series from the mind of Kurt Busiek continues!

FARSCAPE #16 (Ongoing)
Written by Rockne S. O'Bannon, Keith R.A. DeCandido
Drawn by Will Sliney
SC, 32 pgs, FC, SRP: $3.99
Diamond Code: DEC100815

The War for the Uncharted Territories continues! Crichton and Aeryn have suffered intense losses. But there is no time to mourn. The Kkore continue their attacks and people are dying and suffering subjugation by the hands of these powerful strangers. Moya’s crew must step up and be heroes. Hope lies only with them! From series creator Rockne S. O’Bannon and writer Keith R.A. DeCandido!

Written by Mark Waid
Drawn by Marcio Takara
SC, 32 pgs, FC, SRP: $3.99
Diamond Code: DEC100820

With one of society's most notorious enemies closing in on Max Damage's unlikely team of super-powered allies and the world distrustful of the reformed supervillain's claims of virtue, can Max remain INCORRUPTIBLE? Or will he turn on those he's sworn to protect? The smash IRREDEEMABLE/INCORRUPTIBLE crossover event you've been waiting for continues with this issue of Mark Waid's hit series!

Written by Mark Waid
Drawn by Peter Krause
SC, 32 pgs, FC, SRP: $3.99
Diamond Code: DEC100822

The Paradigm fought, dreamed, and wished for a world without Plutonian — and now they have it! But what Plutonian left in his absence is as horrifying as the Mad God himself. And far away, in the depths of space, Plutonian finds himself an unlikely captive in a terrifying extraterrestrial incarceration of torture and horror. How he'll gain freedom from captors even crazier than himself will send shock waves throughout the galaxy! Mark Waid’s Eisner & Harvey Award-nominated series reaches new heights in this explosive issue!

Written by Michael Alan Nelson
Drawn by Declan Shalvey, Leonardo Manco
SC, 112 pgs, FC, SRP: $12.99
ISBN13: 9781608866311
Diamond Code: DEC100805

Selena, Derrick and Clint have set their sights on London. Selena has survived one war with The Infected but can she make it through a second time? They've got a machete that's hacked its share of infected and a gun with only nine bullets. Ammo, and time, is running out… The saga continues in this epic, fan-favorite horror series!

Written by Rockne S. O’Bannon, David Alan Mack
Drawn by Gordon Purcell
SC, 128 pgs, FC, SRP: $12.99
Diamond Code: DEC100818

With a face like a skull, the half-breed Scorpius takes his villainy to new heights! Chrichton's worst adversary, fandom's favorite villain, and one of science fiction's greatest antagonist finds himself deposed from his throne on Hyneria and making a bold new discovery that could put him back on top of the Uncharted Territories! In this volume, Scorpius rises up the ranks of the Kkore to get his revenge on the Scarrans. But is leading the Kkore too good to be true for science fiction’s favorite villain. This is the next step for the world of FARSCAPE from show creator Rockne S. O’Bannon and celebrated STAR TREK writer David Alan Mack.

Written by Philip. K. Dick
Drawn by Tony Parker
SC, 144 pgs, FC, SRP: $24.99
ISBN13: 9781608866151
Diamond Code: DEC100810

THE EISNER AWARD-NOMINATED SERIES CONTINUES! Worldwide bestselling sci-fi writer Philip K. Dick's award-winning DO ANDROIDS DREAM OF ELECTRIC SHEEP? has been called "a masterpiece ahead of its time, even today" and “arguably Mr. Dick’s best.” BOOM! Studios is honored to present the complete novel transplanted to the comic book medium, mixing all new panel-to-panel continuity with the actual text from the novel in an innovative, ground-breaking series experiment that the Village Voice named one of the “Best Comics and Graphic Novels”! Deluxe hardcover edition — Volume 4 of 6.

Written by Rockne S. O’Bannon, Keith R.A. DeCandido
Drawn by Tommy Patterson
SC, 128 pgs, FC, SRP: $12.99
ISBN13: 9781608866250
Diamond Code: DEC100816

FIRST TIME IN TRADE PAPERBACK! Zhaan and D’Argo are alive! Crichton’s not married to Aeryn anymore! What’s going on? Crichton has found himself in an alternate timeline. His friends are alive, but his wife is still part of the Peacekeepers. Can he get back? Will he ever see Aeryn again? From series creator Rockne S. O’Bannon and writer Keith R.A. DeCandido!

Written by Ian Brill
Drawn by Leonel Castellani
SC, 32 pgs, FC, SRP: $3.99
Diamond Code: DEC100830

It’s the return of your favorite furry flatfoots in an all-new original ongoing series! Trouble for the Rescue Rangers changes from big to absolutely huge when the team travels to the Arctic to saddle a sleuth of crazed polar bears. But the fur really flies when Chip confronts Monterey Jack, and the very leadership of the Rescue Rangers is on the line! Join DARKWING DUCK writer Ian Brill and MARVEL SUPERHERO SQUAD artist Leonel Castellani for part 3 of “Worldwide Rescue,” brought to you by BOOM! Studios and the Disney Afternoon Revolution!

Written by Ian Brill
Drawn by James Silvani
SC, 32 pgs, FC, SRP: $3.99
Diamond Code: DEC100832

BRAND NEW ARC! GREAT FOR NEW READERS! As the “Crisis on Infinite Darkwings” subsides, the way is made for...what else? A brand new crisis! Something mysterious has emerged in the ranks of the formerly-most-fiendish secret organization on the planet — F.O.W.L. Inside F.O.W.L.’s remnants lurks a plot so insidious that Darkwing Duck has been enlisted to neutralize the nefarious notion by one of their own — Steelbeak! Don't miss the first part of… “F.O.W.L. Disposition!”

Written by Carl Barks, Don Rosa, Geoffrey Bloom
Drawn by Daan Jippes, Don Rosa, Carlos Mota
SC, 40 pgs, FC, SRP: $3.99
Diamond Code: DEC100834

Classics are back at BOOM as the toast to the 70th Anniversary of Walt Disney's Comics continues in the pages of DONALD DUCK! For starters, presented for the first time in the U.S. is the much-requested 1997 Carl Barks story — recently redrawn by Jippes in the Barks style — titled “Somewhere Beyond Nowhere.” If that doesn't whet your appetite, feast on the Don Rosa classic “Mystery of the Loch” as it's reprinted for the first time in English in 16 years! And if that's not enough, enjoy the Geoffrey Blum/Carlos Mota fan-favorite “Saga of Captain Duckburg” — that may even feature Carl Barks himself! Featuring the never-before-seen cover for “Mystery of the Loch” by the legendary Don Rosa and a special variant featuring an oil painting by the legendary Carl Barks entitled “Slow Boat To Duckburg.”

Written by Carl Barks, Byron Erickson, Rudy Salvagnini
Drawn by Carl Barks, Daan Jippes, Giorgio Cavazzano
SC, 40 pgs, FC, SRP: $2.99
Diamond Code: DEC100845

It's the celebration of 58 years of “Uncle Scrooge,” with the milestone 400th issue, and much to Scrooge's chagrin, we're sparing no expense! Join us as we pay tribute to the perennial penny-pincher with an oversized 40-page issue stuffed with classic stories not to be missed — some published in the U.S. for the first time! First up, the incomparable Carl Barks appears as himself in this story, actually meeting Scrooge McDuck and clan in Duckburg! It’s a heartwarming tribute to Scrooge's creator by modern master Giorgio Cavazzano in “The Duck Man.” Next, watch in awe as the witch, Magica de Spell, finally gets her hands on Scrooge's Number One Dime in the classic story “Obsession” seeing print in the US for the first time, with art by master artist Daan Jippes! Then delight at three, count 'em, three, one-page gags by the one and only Carl Barks himself that appeared in the very first issue of Uncle Scrooge — “Osogood Silver Polish,” “Coffee for Two,” and “Soupline Eight.” This edition features a new, never-before-seen in the US cover by the legendary Don Rosa and a brand new piece by the illustrious Daan Jippes.

Written by Carl Barks, Byron Erickson, Rudy Salvagnini
Drawn by Carl Barks, Daan Jippes, Giorgio Cavazzano
SC, 40 pgs, FC, SRP: $6.99
Diamond Code: DEC100846

It's the celebration of 58 years of “Uncle Scrooge,” with the milestone 400th issue, and much to Scrooge's chagrin, we're sparing no expense! Join us as we pay tribute to the perennial penny-pincher with an oversized 40-page issue stuffed with classic stories not to be missed — some published in the U.S. for the first time! First up, the incomparable Carl Barks appears as himself in this story, actually meeting Scrooge McDuck and clan in Duckburg! It’s a heartwarming tribute to Scrooge's creator by modern master Giorgio Cavazzano in “The Duck Man.” Next, watch in awe as the witch, Magica de Spell, finally gets her hands on Scrooge's Number One Dime in the classic story “Obsession” seeing print in the US for the first time, with art by master artist Daan Jippes! Then delight at three, count 'em, three, one-page gags by the one and only Carl Barks himself that appeared in the very first issue of Uncle Scrooge — “Osogood Silver Polish,” “Coffee for Two,” and “Soupline Eight.”

Written by Carl Fallberg
Drawn by Dann Jippes, Don Rosa, Gil Turner
SC, 32 pgs, FC, SRP: $2.99
Diamond Code: DEC100841

The celebration of 70 years of Walt Disney’s Comics continues here with some of the greatest Mickey Mouse stories ever told! Follow Mickey and Goofy on an epic African adventure in “The Lens Hunters” story by Disney legends Carl Fallberg and Paul Murry — printed here for the first time since 1953 and with all three parts printed entirely in one issue for the first time ever in the USA! Cover by Paul Murry.

Written by Carl Barks
Drawn by Carl Barks, Daan Jippes
SC, 32 pgs, FC, SRP: $2.99
Diamond Code: DEC100849

The celebration of 70 years of Walt Disney’s Comics continues with two classic stories that have never seen print in the USA! Experience hot rod hijinks with Donald Duck in the classic “A Day in a Duck’s Life”, written by Carl Barks and redrawn by Daan Jippes in the classic Barks style! Then, re-discover the 1948 Carl Barks tale "Rival Beachcombers," which hasn’t seen print in the U.S. in almost twenty years! Including a rare cover by Don Rosa!

Written by Stefan Petrucha, Sergio Badino, Ted Osborne
Drawn by Cèsar Ferioli Pelaez, Giorgio Cavazzano, Floyd Gottfredson
SC, 128 pgs, FC, SRP: $9.99
ISBN13: 9781608866274
Diamond Code: DEC100842

Join in the fun with Mickey Mouse for a collection of multiplying mischief! When a cloning experiment goes hilariously wrong, Mickey must take on hundreds of…himself! Then, a trip to Mount Rushmore uncovers a scheme by the Phantom Blot to take over the world using robot presidents! Also featuring a classic tale by Disney legend Floyd Gottfredson!

Written by Landry Walker
Drawn by Ramanda Kamarga
SC, 128 pgs, FC, SRP: $9.99
ISBN13: 9781608866038
Diamond Code: DEC100836

The world’s favorite family of superheroes faces its biggest challenge yet! When the Underminer returns with a powerful new ally, The Incredibles are Metroville’s only hope…just as long as the family can stop squabbling long enough to save the day! It’s a high-stakes underground adventure filled with humor, suspense, angry gorillas and giant robots!

Written by Roger Langridge
Drawn by Roger Langridge
SC, 128 pgs, FC, SRP: $9.99
ISBN13: 9781608866113
Diamond Code: DEC100844

Harvey Award-winning and Eisner Award-nominated Roger Langridge’s MUPPET SHOW COMIC BOOK continues its genius run. After a trip to Eastern Europe, Gonzo’s acting even stranger than what qualifies as normal - displaying a new penchant for avoiding sunlight! While, Statler and Waldorf show their age when an act strangely reminiscent of the days of the Pharoahs makes the Muppet curmudgeons wax nostalgic for their mummies. Meanwhile, the flames of romance rekindle in the old malcontents for a suspiciously youthful crush!

Written by Patrick Stork
Drawn by Amy Mebberson
SC, 128 pgs, FC, SRP: $9.99
ISBN13: 9781608866137
Diamond Code: DEC100843

“Once you eliminate the rational, whatever remains, no matter how absurd, must be the Muppets." Join Gonzo as Sherlock Holmes, the world's greatest detective and his associates Dr. Watson (Fozzie) and Inspector LeStrade (Kermit) as they attempt to solve four seemingly unrelated cases. Taking your favorite Muppet characters and dropping them right into the exciting world of Sherlock Holmes, MUPPET SHERLOCK HOLMES dares to ask the questions: Who is the mysterious fellow following them? Why does Miss Piggy keep switching roles? Where do socks come from? These questions and many more will be answered in MUPPET SHERLOCK HOLMES!
Second Annual Fund-raising Drive against Human Trafficking

Comic Creators Participate in National Human Trafficking Awareness Day

(December 1, 2010, Columbus OH) Comics Creators Alliance announced today the launch of their second annual fund-raising drive to raise funds to fight against Human Trafficking. Last year's drive raised a staggering ten thousand dollars and had over eighty seven artists working together on a special image just for the event. This year they hope to top not only proceeds, but the number of artists working on the project. In the spirit of upping the odds, this year's drive will include a print version of the piece available for purchase as well as the digital download. Artists have until the end of the year to contact the creator of this project, Lora Innes, at to contribute artwork. The donation drive starts on National Human Trafficking Awareness Day which is January 11, 2011 and ends January 24, 2011. The official website for the drive is

Comic artists currently participating are Adam Withers & Comfort Love (The Uniques), Crystal Yates (EarthSong), Lora Innes (The Dreamer), Billy Tucci (Shi), Scott Sava (Dreamland Chronicles) and Alan Evans (Rival Angels). As artists join the cause you can follow participants by visiting 100% of donations are being split between Love 146 ( and Grace Haven House ( To learn more about what you can do to end human trafficking visit

Innes organized the endeavor after being particularly moved at a seminar on the issue. Innes states “There are currently 27 million enslaved people worldwide- more than double the number of enslaved Africans during the trans-Atlantic slave trade. UNICEF estimates that 1.2 million children every year are sold into slavery, most of it sexual. The US Department of Justice estimates 16,000 victims of human trafficking are brought into the United States every year. With this many people being affected I just couldn’t sit there and not do something.”

Canadians Successful in quest to Kill Shakespeare with Release of Graphic Novel Adventure


Toronto, Canada: After a very successful initial run in comics, the creators of the Kill Shakespeare series are happy to announce the release of the first graphic novel, Kill Shakespeare Vol. 1: A Sea of Troubles. Conceived and written by Canadian-based creators Conor McCreery and Anthony Del Col, illustrated by Andy Belanger, and published by IDW Publishing (30 Days of Night, Transformers, True Blood), the graphic novel collects the first six issues of the sold-out twelve-issue series, offering a dark take on Shakespeare and his work, while pitting his greatest heroes against his most menacing villains.

The graphic novel was recently selected by the New York Times for their Holiday Gift Guide, declaring it, “gripping, violent and dark fun”, and nominated for the 2011 YALSA Good Graphic Novels for Teens list. It has received profiles on NPR, CBC Radio 3,, The Globe and Mail and Publisher’s Weekly. The series was the subject of some controversy in April when Shakespearean scholar (and girlfriend of Frank Miller) Kimberly Cox posted a long rant against the series, but artists such as John Layman (Chew), Michael Hirst (The Tudors) and Des McAnuff (The Stratford Shakespeare Festival, Jersey Boys) have praised the series.

The Kill Shakespeare graphic novel, which offers an edgy interpretation of Shakespeare’s most famous characters, brings Hamlet, Juliet, Othello, Richard III, Lady Macbeth, Puck and others together for an epic adventure. In the book, readers encounter a banished Hamlet, who embarks on a quest to resurrect his dead father. But to do so, he must kill a reclusive wizard named… William Shakespeare! The graphic novel features a foreword by award-winning cartoonist Darwyn Cooke (New Frontiers, The Hunter, The Outfit), as well as a brand new five-page story that further explores the mythology of the Kill Shakespeare world.

IDW Publishing is also releasing today (November 30th) the first two issues of the series – which were sold out throughout North America and Europe - digitally through iTunes, to allow readers to sample the series before purchasing the book.

More information about the series can be found at The graphic novel is available at all major comic and book stores.
Image Comics reprints one-shot from electro-punk impresarios Mindless Self Indulgence

Berkeley, CA - 30 November 2010 - Electro-punk band Mindless Self Indulgence has been acclaimed by music aficionados the world over. They've headlined music festivals and played with world-renowned bands such as Korn, Linkin Park, My Chemical Romance, Rammstein and System Of A Down. Now, Mindless Self Indulgence can add another item to their already impressive list of accomplishments: creators of a sold out comic book!

ADVENTURES INTO MINDLESS SELF INDULGENCE, a one-shot illustrated by Jess Fink (POPGUN, Chester 5000), has sold out at the distribution level, so Image Comics is ordering a second printing of the hit comic. The book, which will feature a new cover by Fink, will be in stores December 22.

"Here is the comic of the true tales of MSI... And the truth fucking hurts... and hurts and hurts and hurts!" exclaims singer Jimmy Urine.

Adds guitarist Steve, Righ?, "It's so damn good, I got the scars to prove it!"

"I don't think retailers or readers were prepared for how great this comic was going to be," notes Image Comics Publisher Eric Stephenson. "Given Image's track record with music-related comics, I would think everybody knows we're going to bring the awesome with a project like this, but the first printing sold out so quickly, it's obvious people need to be reminded. In other words: Don't miss out a second time!"

ADVENTURES INTO MINDLESS SELF INDULGENCE: True tales of horror and insanity that will chill you right to the bone! From Mindless Self Indulgence come true never-before-told stories from the road. THRILL as rowdy fans throw junk at the band! SHIVER as band members are hauled off to jail! WATCH in awe as venues are trashed! Real stories, written and experienced by the band, with art by Jess Fink.

ADVENTURES INTO MINDLESS SELF INDULGENCE Second Printing (OCT108112), a 32-page black & white comic book for $3.99, will be in stores December 22, 2010. Follow the band's adventures at

About Mindless Self Indulgence
Mindless Self Indulgence is a New York City band. The band consists of frontman Jimmy Urine, and fellow musicians, guitarist, Steve, Righ?, bassist, LynZ, and drummer, Kitty. Their music incorporates punk rock, alternative rock, electronica, hip-hop, and industrial. They have released four albums, two EPs, one live album, one live DVD, and several Billboard chart topping singles and videos that have garnered over six million views. Their most recent album entered the Billboard top 30 and produced three #1 singles in the United States. The band maintains a fiercely devout fan-base with notable bands who have opened for them including My Chemical Romance, The Dresden Dolls, Rasputina, Shiny Toy Guns, The Birthday Massacre, Tub Ring, Dir en grey and Combi-Christ. In January 2009 the band headlined the massive Kerrang! Relentless Energy Drink tour (UK). The band and representatives can be contacted via their website at

About Image Comics
Image Comics is a comic book and graphic novel publisher founded in 1992 by a collective of best-selling artists. Image has since gone on to become one of the largest comics publishers in the United States. Image currently has five partners: Robert Kirkman, Erik Larsen, Todd McFarlane, Marc Silvestri and Jim Valentino. It consists of five major houses: Todd McFarlane Productions, Top Cow Productions, Shadowline, Skybound and Image Central. Image publishes comics and graphic novels in nearly every genre, sub-genre, and style imaginable. It offers science fiction, romance, horror, crime fiction, historical fiction, humor and more by the finest artists and writers working in the medium today. For more information, visit


Monday, November 29, 2010

Vermonia Taking Off Around the Globe
North American Marketing Campaign Launched
November 23, 2010. New York, New York, USA. Japanese-American company Ray-Raitetsu's first manga title, Vermonia, is growing into an international phenomenon, with the first volume now in its second printing in the U.S. and a major North American marketing campaign kicking off. Vermonia is a 10-volume manga epic that takes four young skateboarding friends in America on a cosmic quest that will determine the fate of three worlds.

Reviewer and fan reaction to the first volumes has been outstanding across a broad spectrum:

"Certainly this is manga for the 21st Century." - Bookdragon

"The artwork... is stunning. The story is gripping...." - Teen Librarian

"An enjoyable, action-packed ride."- Comics Bulletin

"The combination of action, manga, and fantasy, along with the younger age of the characters, will make this a hit with a wide audience."- Booklist

Fans have also responded to Vermonia, requiring a second printing of the first English language edition of Vermonia Volume 1: Quest for the Silver Tiger.

The new marketing campaign, timed to coincide with the release of Vermonia Volume 4: The Rukan Prophecy and the holiday season, will create millions of impressions with manga fans and readers.

In association with the marketing campaign, Ray-Raitetsu has re-launched the Vermonia Website,, and created a trailer for the manga, viewable at, on YouTube, and on fan sites. A preview of a full chapter of Volume 1 of Vermonia is also available on the Website.

In Japan, where Vermonia is created by the artist/writer collective YoYo, Say-zan-sha, the Japanese publisher of Harry Potter, has been added to the title's impressive roster of publishers around the world. Say-zan-sha joins Candlewick in the U.S. and Canada (publisher of Tale of Despereaux and Because of Winn-Dixie), sister company Walker in the UK and Australia, and Mondadori, the largest publisher of books and magazines in Italy. "Vermonia was created to have global appeal, and we wanted to make sure we had the right publisher in each market to give this great story the right home," Ray-Raitetsu co-founder Roger Rosen (CEO of Rosen Publishing) said.
On Thursday, December 2nd at 10pm the Music Box Theatre and
Columbia College will welcome Director Bill Plympton to the theatre
to discuss his works. At this special event guests will see the director
of "Idiots and Angels" in person and hear him speak on his extensive
filmography. Co-Sponsored by Columbia College.
Tickets are $7 for students and $10 for General Admission in advance,
and $8/$11 day of the event (if available). Students must enter the
coupon code "student" to get the discount for advanced sales.

Bill Plympton's film "Idiots and Angels" will open at the Music Box
on Friday, December 3. Screenings will be preceded by his new
award-winning short "The Cow Who Wanted to Be a Hamburger".

The Music Box is located at 3733 North Southport Ave., Chicago.
Showtimes: 773-871-6604
For more information: