Wednesday, December 22, 2010

CLASSICS ARE BACK AT BOOM!
WITH
WALT DISNEY TREASURY:
DONALD DUCK
VOLUMES 1 & 2
WALT DISNEY'S COMICS AND STORIES
ARCHIVE VOLUME 1
AND
DISNEY'S FOUR-COLOR ADVENTURES VOLUME 1
HITTING STORE SHELVES IN 2011

THE CELEBRATION OF THE
70TH ANNIVERSARY OF
WALT DISNEY'S COMICS AND STORIES
CONTINUES!

BOOM! STUDIOS AND DISNEY
BRING YOU COLLECTIONS OF
CLASSIC DISNEY STORIES
BY REVERED TALENT INCLUDING
DON ROSA, FLOYD GOTTFREDSON,
AND AL TALIAFERRO!

December 22, 2010 – Los Angeles, CA – Join BOOM! as we continue to celebrate the 70th anniversary of Walt Disney’s Comics and Stories with a plethora of classic collections hitting store shelves the first half of 2011; including WALT DISNEY TREASURY: DONALD DUCK VOLUMES 1 & 2, WALT DISNEY'S COMICS AND STORIES ARCHIVE VOLUME 1 and DISNEY'S FOUR-COLOR ADVENTURES VOLUME 1. These classic collections feature the most sought-after Disney stories told by legendary creators like Don Rosa, Floyd Gottfredson, Al Taliaferro, and more!

“When we say ‘Classics Are Back at BOOM!’, we mean it!” Said BOOM! Studios Marketing Director Chip Mosher. “BOOM! is bringing tons of classic Disney stories by such beloved creators as Don Rosa, Floyd Gottfredson, Al Taliaferro among others! The fans demanded it and BOOM! delivers!”

Fans will find within the pages of WALT DISNEY TREASURY: DONALD DUCK VOLUME 1 Don Rosa's first Donald Duck tales back in print! First up, Don Rosa’s "Return to Plain Awful" with Donald in search of square eggs . . . with Uncle Scrooge and Flintheart Glomgold in tow! Next, our dashing duck fights it out with ├╝ber-lucky Gladstone in "Oolated Luck" and "Give Unto Others." Experience jerky Neighbor Jones in "Recalled Wreck," and Donald's own super-smart nephews in "Mythological Menagerie" and "Making the Grade!" All this plus other timeless tales including “Fit to be Pied,” “Rocket Reverie,” “Forget Me Not,” “Star-Struck Duck,” “Metaphorically Spanking,” “The Crocodile Collector” and the rare Christmas classic “Fir-Tree Fracas.” WALT DISNEY TREASURY: DONALD DUCK VOLUME 1 also includes a cover gallery and ducky behind-the-scenes details never before told. WALT DISNEY TREASURY: DONALD DUCK VOLUME 2 then continues to collect Don Rosa’s classic run of Donald Duck stories including Donald’s travels across the globe and time, from Norway for the Winter Olympics to the Middle Ages for an epic battle against none other than King Arthur himself. Are we aiming to win a Junior Woodchuck Merit Badge, or what?

With WALT DISNEY'S COMICS AND STORIES ARCHIVE VOLUME 1 experience the longest-running comic series in history, reprinted in chronological order! This collection is an essential read for any fan of Disney comics. VOLUME 1 brings readers classic Disney stories from famed creators like Floyd Gottfredson, the legendary artist behind the Mickey Mouse newspaper comic strip, and Al Taliaferro, creator of fan-favorite characters Huey, Dewey and Louie.

Last but definitely not least, DISNEY'S FOUR-COLOR ADVENTURES VOLUME 1 cracks open the Disney vault to find some of the rarest Disney comics ever created! This volume features classic Disney comics and gag strips from such creators as Al Taliaferro, Disney Legend Jack Hannah and many more, reprinted for the first time in decades.

WALT DISNEY TREASURY: DONALD DUCK VOLUME 1 ships in March, priced at $14.99 and caries an ISBN-13 of 978608866564. WALT DISNEY'S COMICS AND STORIES ARCHIVE VOLUME 1 follows soon after shipping in April, with DISNEY'S FOUR-COLOR ADVENTURES shipping in May and WALT DISNEY TREASURY: DONALD DUCK VOLUME 2 shipping in June.

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, DONALD DUCK, UNCLE SCROOGE and WALT DISNEY'S COMICS AND STORIES. This year, BOOM! Studios celebrates its fifth anniversary.

About Disney Publishing Worldwide
Disney Publishing Worldwide (DPW) is the world's largest publisher of children's books and magazines, with over 250 million children’s books and over 400 million children's magazines sold each year. Disney Publishing Worldwide includes the vertically integrated publishing imprints Disney Book Group in the U.S., Disney Libri in Italy and Libros Disney in Spain as well as an extensive worldwide licensing structure. DPW also publishes a range of children’s magazines globally including Topolino, Le Journal de Mickey and Donald Duck as well as Disney FamilyFun in the U.S. Disney English is DPW’s English language learning business, including Disney English centers in China and a worldwide retail licensing program. Headquartered in White Plains, NY, Disney Publishing Worldwide publishes books and magazines in 85 languages in 75 countries.
TODD McFARLANE CELEBRATES SPAWN #200 AT GOLDEN APPLE
SPAWN creator signs at the store that helped launch the hit series in 1992

Berkeley, CA - 22 December 2010 - In 1992, Todd McFarlane co-founded the world's greatest creator-owned comics company, Image Comics, and released his own best-selling comic book, SPAWN. On January 12, 2011, SPAWN becomes only the second independent series in history to reach the 200-issue mark!

To celebrate, McFarlane will be signing at Golden Apple Comics in Los Angeles, the same store where McFarlane launched the first issue of the groundbreaking SPAWN series.

"On June 2nd, 1992 I sat in a store called Golden Apple Comics and launched the first issue of my new series, SPAWN." says McFarlane. "That day literally set the stage for all the success this book has had since. To honor that monumental beginning, I'll be returning to my roots, so to speak, with the release of the 200th issue of SPAWN, almost 18 years later."

Fans of SPAWN and McFarlane's work can meet him on January 12, 2011, from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. at Golden Apple Comics, 7018 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles, CA. The signing will be limited to two items per person. The signing will also feature an array of special surprise guests!

Golden Apple Comics Manager Ryan Liebowitz adds, "I am so excited to have Todd back at Golden Apple, 18 years after we hosted the premier event for issue #1. This will truly be a historic day for the comic industry!"

Grammy-and Emmy-winning producer/director Todd McFarlane, creator of SPAWN, is the force behind McFarlane Toys, one of America's top action figure manufacturers. McFarlane became a true comic book superstar in the 1980s as a result of his work on Marvel Comics' Spider-Man franchise. With the 1992 launch of SPAWN, McFarlane created one of the most popular heroes of the 1990s. The title's hugely popular debut sold an amazing 1.7 million copies -- an unprecedented feat in independent comics.

The comic became an Emmy Award-winning animated series on HBO and a live-action feature film from New Line Cinema that grossed $100 million. A whirlwind of growth and expansion followed: more comics, action figures, and award-winning entertainment projects.

The breadth of McFarlane's awards span from two Emmy Awards, a pair of MTV Video Music Awards, and a Grammy Award, to hundreds of international awards for his work in the arts and action figure industry. Todd McFarlane Entertainment continues to develop projects in the video game, film, television and music industries.

Golden Apple has been the premier comic book and pop culture store in Los Angeles since 1979. For over 30 years, the shop has been featured in nearly every local and national media outlet including print, television and the Internet. In addition, this world famous store boasts celebrity clientele, high-profile events and is a hub for entertainment and comic industry professionals alike. Always cutting edge and proactive in the community, the two generations of owners have strived to keep their finger on the pulse and a firm grasp on the marketplace.

Don't miss Todd McFarlane and special guests, signing the landmark 200th issue of SPAWN at Golden Apple Comics (7018 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles, CA, 90038; 323-658-6047) on January 12, 2011, from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

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 www.imagecomics.com.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

CLASSICS ARE BACK AT BOOM!
WITH
DONALD DUCK #363
COMING THIS FEBRUARY

THE CELEBRATION OF THE 70TH ANNIVERSARY
OF WALT DISNEY COMICS CONTINUES!

DONALD DUCK #363 FEATURES DISNEY MASTERS
CARL BARKS, GEOFFREY BLUM, DAAN JIPPES, & CARLOS MOTA
ALL IN ONE BOOK!

DONALD DUCK AND FRIENDS #363 SHIPS WITH A
NEVER-BEFORE-SEEN COVER BY DON ROSA &
A SPECIAL 1-IN-10 COVER BY CARL BARKS!


December 21, 2010 - Los Angeles, CA - Join BOOM! as we continue to celebrate the 70th anniversary of Walt Disney’s Comics and Stories in the pages of DONALD DUCK #363, featuring the unrivaled talents of Carl Barks, Geoffrey Blum, Daan Jippes, and Carlos Mota! Classic Donald tales abound in this oversized 40-page issue filled with feathered hijinks no Donald fan will want to miss! Shipping with two covers to please casual and die-hard fans alike, DONALD DUCK #363 features a never-before-seen cover by the legendary Don Rosa and a 1-in-10 cover by Carl Barks!

“Fans of Donald demanded we bring back these classic stories and we heard them loud and clear,” said BOOM! Studios Marketing Director Chip Mosher. “So, duck fans, prepare to read some of the best Donald stories by Carl Barks, Daan Jippes, and more beginning with DONALD DUCK #363. I’ve said it before, but I will say it again, ‘Classics are definitely back at BOOM!’”

Inside the covers of DONALD DUCK #363 you will find presented for the first time in the U.S. 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 Carl Barks 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!

In November, BOOM! Studios announced “Classics Are Back at BOOM!” beginning this January. Celebrating the 70th anniversary of Walt Disney’s Comics and Stories, January sees the release of WALT DISNEY’S COMICS AND STORIES #715 and MICKEY MOUSE #304 featuring some of Disney's most celebrated creators such as Carl Barks, Don Rosa, Daan Jippes, Floyd Gottfredson & more! This February continues the celebration with even more classics in UNCLE SCROOGE #400 and DONALD DUCK #363.

DONALD DUCK AND FRIENDS #363 ships with a never-before-seen cover for “Mystery of the Loch” by the legendary Don Rosa as well as a 1-in-10 special variant featuring a reproduction of the Carl Barks oil painting entitled “Slow Boat To Duckburg.” DONALD DUCK #363 ships in February and caries a Diamond code of DEC100834.

About BOOM! Studios
BOOM! Studios (www.boom-studios.com), 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.
About Disney Publishing Worldwide
Disney Publishing Worldwide (DPW) is the world's largest publisher of children's books and magazines, with over 250 million children’s books and over 400 million children's magazines sold each year. Disney Publishing Worldwide includes the vertically integrated publishing imprints Disney Book Group in the U.S., Disney Libri in Italy and Libros Disney in Spain as well as an extensive worldwide licensing structure. DPW also publishes a range of children’s magazines globally including Topolino, Le Journal de Mickey and Donald Duck as well as Disney FamilyFun in the U.S. Disney English is DPW’s English language learning business, including Disney English centers in China and a worldwide retail licensing program. Headquartered in White Plains, NY, Disney Publishing Worldwide publishes books and magazines in 85 languages in 75 countries.
**OFFICIAL ENTRY: 2010 SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL**

**OFFICIAL ENTRY: 2010 SXSW FILM FESTIVAL**



PHASE 4 FILMS SCORES WITH THE DVD RELEASE OF KATIE ASELTON'S ACCLAIMED ROMANTIC DRAMEDY "THE FREEBIE" CO-STARRING

DAX SHEPARD



DVD AND VOD RELEASE SET FOR JANUARY 11th



What IF YOU WERE GIVEN ONE NIGHT OFF FROM YOUR RELATIONSHIP?



New York, NY (November 22, 2010) - Phase 4 Films is proud to announce the January 11th, 2011 home entertainment release of Katie Aselton's critically acclaimed THE FREEBIE.


Since premiering at the Sundance Film Festival in January, THE FREEBIE has become one of the most talked about independent films of the year. Written, directed and starring Katie Aselton (from the hit TV show THE LEAGUE), THE FREEBIE centers on a happily married couple with a stalled sex life who look to spice things up by agreeing to an experiment: for one night each partner can freely cheat on the other with no repercussions. Dax Shepard (PARENTHOOD) co-stars alongside Aselton. The film was executive produced by Aselton and Mark Duplass (CYRUS) and produced by Adele Romanski (MYTH OF THE AMERICAN SLEEPOVER).



Phase 4 Films is releasing THE FREEBIE on DVD and VOD on January 11th, 2011.



Darren (Shepard) and Annie (Aselton) have an enviable relationship built on love trust and communication -- they still enjoy each other's company and laugh at each other's jokes, but, unfortunately, they can't remember the last time they had sex. When a dinner party conversation leads to an honest discussion about the state of their love life, they begin to flirt with a way to spice things up. The deal: one night of freedom, no strings attached, no questions asked. Could a "freebie" be the cure for their ailing sex life? And will they go through with it? With a keen eye and fresh take, Aselton's directorial debut shines with crisp storytelling and fine-tuned performances. THE FREEBIE is an insightful and humorous look at love, sustaining relationships, and the awkwardness of monogamy when the haze of lust has faded.



For more information, please visit: www.untie-theknot.com
FaceEater Card Game picked up for distribution by Alliance Games



Chicago, Illinois, December 20, 2010—Variant Media LLC announced today that Alliance Games Distribution has picked up FaceEater, a new card game filled with zombies, vampires, skeletons and other creatures, for national distribution. The game will be available for order in Alliance's February Monthly Catalog.

Alliance is the nation’s largest distributor to gaming retailers with four nationwide locations. Its success is due to an extensive selection of Role-playing Games, Collectible Card Games, Miniature Games, Anime, Board Games, Brushes, Paints, Dice, and Hobby Accessories combined with a network of thirty sales reps dedicated to customer service. “Alliance is the perfect match for our game. Faceeater is one of the rare products that can sell well in many types of stores and appeals to gamers along with anyone who wants to have a laugh and lobotomize a friend," says FaceEater creator Jon McClure.

Email pugofdoom@faceeater.com to join the FaceEater mailing list. For more information on FaceEater, or to order the game, go to www.faceeater.com. Friend FaceEater the Game on Facebook.


About Variant Media

McClure teamed up with long-time comic book fan John Harris, principal of a5, a brand consultancy in Chicago, to bring FaceEater to life. Together, they formed Variant Media LLC, which is based in Chicago, to launch FaceEater. “Life is meaningless nightmare of suffering,” says McClure. “Why not share?”
The Game Has Changed



TRON: Evolution Video Game Downloadable Content Pack Announced



Five New Multiplayer Maps Available Soon



December 20, 2010 -- “TRON: Legacy” opened as the No. 1 film at the box office this past weekend and the TRON: Evolution video game Grid will expand soon for online multiplayer users.



TRON: Evolution, the popular video game that takes place before the “TRON: Legacy” film, will include a downloadable content pack featuring five new premium multiplayer maps. The TRON: Evolution downloadable multiplayer map pack is scheduled to be available in the coming weeks for download on the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, Games For Windows – LIVE and PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system.



The pack includes the following five maps:

· Skyline: On the upper echelons of TRON City, combatants deftly navigate massive gaps among rooftops while battling.

* Spires: A Nexus Stream maintenance spire hangs precariously under the expanse of Arjia City. Vertical mobility is the key to survive.
* Classic: The first-generation game grid meets the next generation of grid combatants.
* Relic: A legacy of the past, the original game grid is slowly being eaten away by the Outlands.
* Drydock: In a highly secure part of the Grid, Clu’s Regulator is nearing the final phases of its construction.

Details of the price and release date will be disclosed at another time.



The game includes four multiplayer maps and two more are available as free downloadable content via a one-time-use code found in every retail case.



The currently available free downloadable content also includes a Sam Flynn multiplayer skin.
It’s Time! Back to the Future: The Game Speeding to PC and Mac

this Wednesday, December 22nd

Final days for pre-order special at http://www.backtothefuturegame.com


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE



SAN RAFAEL, Calif. December 20, 2010 – In a blast from the past, and the future, Telltale’s Back to the Future: The Game will debut this Wednesday, December 22. The five-part season’s first episode “It’s About Time!” will be available for PC and Mac platforms. Fans can still get the critically acclaimed bonus Puzzle Agent game free with their pre-order from http://www.backtothefuturegame.com, and Telltale also donates $1 to the Michael J. Fox Parkinson’s Foundation with each purchase up through the launch. The series will debut on the PlayStation Network and iPad platforms in early 2011.

Back to the Future: The Game brings the iconic ‘Marty McFly’, ‘Doc Brown’ and the DeLorean Time Machine together in a completely new cinematic adventure, which unfolds over five exciting episodes. Six months after the events of the third film, the DeLorean Time Machine mysteriously returns to Hill Valley. ‘Marty’ must go back in time and recruit aid from a resistant teenage ‘Emmett Brown’, or else the space-time continuum will be forever unraveled. Back to the Future: The Game features the likenesses of the original stars that made the characters of ‘Marty McFly’ and ‘Doc Brown’ legendary: Michael J. Fox and Christopher Lloyd. Lloyd is voicing ‘Doc Brown’ for the full game series.

Bob Gale, the co-creator and co-writer of the landmark films says, “Telltale's Back to the Future game is the first videogame in the space-time continuum to be truly worthy of being called ‘Back to the Future.’ This new adventure of ‘Marty McFly’ and ‘Doc Brown’ is true to the spirit of the movies and I couldn't be happier about the great working relationship I've developed with the team at Telltale. Via the game, the player gets to explore and experience more about the history of our characters and Hill Valley... along with some very interesting alternate time lines. It's a game for people who loved the movies, made by people who loved the movies.”

“It’s a testament to the commitment and creative energy of our team that Telltale can deliver high-quality gaming experiences with such a timely schedule,” said Dan Connors, Telltale Games CEO. “And what a great way to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of this all time great franchise.”

“Back to the Future is one of the true gems of the Universal Pictures library,” said Bill Kispert, Vice President and General Manager, Digital Platforms, Universal Partnerships & Licensing. “The collaboration with the talented team at Telltale Games and Bob Gale was fantastic, and we are excited to deliver all-new interactive adventures to fans of the franchise.”

Telltale will also offer Back to the Future: The Game with complete voice and text translations for German language speakers, as well as a version with French text localization. The German language version will be available from Deutsche Telekom AG's gaming platform Gamesload (http://www.gamesload.de), as well as from telltalegames.com and Steam. The channels will share more information on localized versions as they prepare for release.

Full game information including videos, story synopses, character profiles, and more is available at http://www.backtothefuturegame.com.



About the Back to the Future franchise



From the Academy Award®-winning filmmakers Steven Spielberg and Robert Zemeckis comes Back to the Future - the original, groundbreaking adventure that sparked one of the most successful trilogies ever! Starring Michael J. Fox and Christopher Lloyd, the phenomenally popular Back to the Future films literally changed the future of the adventure movie genre. Powered by innovative special effects, unforgettable songs and non-stop action, Back to the Future is an unrivaled adventure that stands the test of time. Back to the Future immerses you in all the breathtaking action, groundbreaking comedy and sheer movie-making magic of one of the most brilliantly inventive, wildly entertaining motion picture triumphs in Hollywood history! To celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Academy Award®-winning cinematic franchise that generated nearly $1 billion worldwide, the Back to the Future 25th Anniversary Trilogy is now available worldwide on Blu-ray and DVD, featuring all-new restorations of the classic films.



About Universal Partnerships & Licensing



UP&L oversees Universal’s consumer product licensing, film and home entertainment promotions, and all corporate alliances for Universal’s theatrical, home entertainment, theme parks and stage productions. This dedicated division is also responsible for monetizing the studio’s vast library of films and characters through licensing, branding and marketing opportunities. UP&L is part of NBC Universal, one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production, and marketing of entertainment, news, and information to a global audience. Formed in May 2004 through the combining of NBC and Vivendi Universal Entertainment, NBC Universal owns and operates a valuable portfolio of news and entertainment networks, a premier motion picture company, significant television production operations, a leading television stations group, and world-renowned theme parks. NBC Universal is 80%-owned by General Electric, with 20% owned by Vivendi.



About Telltale, Inc.



Telltale is a leading independent digital publisher of cinematic adventures playable on every major gaming platform. Telltale is also the pioneer of episodic delivery of content, developing games as series and successfully releasing on a schedule to create a longer consumer engagement for each release. Founded in 2004 by LucasArts veterans with decades of experience, Telltale has quickly become an industry leader, establishing the model for successful episodic game creation and digital publishing. Telltale has sold more than 5 million episodes since 2005. Telltale’s reputation for quality has been established across more than 30 published releases that have cumulatively earned an average Metacritic score above 80%. Telltale's titles have won numerous awards including, "Adventure Game of the Year" accolades from publications such as IGN, PC Gamer, GameSpy, and Adventure Gamers, and have been recognized by mainstream outlets ranging from USA Today, to The New York Times to Variety. Telltale currently develops and publishes episodic series on PlayStation(R) 3, PC, Mac, Wii (TM), Xbox 360 (TM) and iPad.
CLASSICS ARE BACK AT BOOM!
WITH THE MILESTONE
UNCLE SCROOGE #400 ISSUE
COMING THIS FEBRUARY

THE CELEBRATION OF THE 70TH ANNIVERSARY
OF WALT DISNEY’S COMICS AND STORIES CONTINUES!

UNCLE SCROOGE #400 FEATURES DISNEY MASTERS
CARL BARKS, DON ROSA, DAAN JIPPES, & GIORGIO CAVAZZANO
ALL IN ONE BOOK!

UNCLE SCROOGE #400 SHIPS WITH THREE COVERS
REGULAR EDITION WITH WRAP COVER BY DON ROSA
1-IN-10 COVER BY DAAN JIPPES
&
DELUXE EDITION BY CARL BARKS

December 20, 2010 - Los Angeles, CA - Join BOOM! as we mark 58 years of everyone's favorite feathered penny-pincher with the milestone UNCLE SCROOGE #400 issue featuring the amazing talents of Carl Barks, Don Rosa, Daan Jippes, and Giorgio Cavazzano! Join us as we pay tribute to the perennial Duckburg cheapskate with an oversized 40-page issue stuffed with classic stories not to be missed — some published in the U.S. for the first time! Shipping with three covers sure to please hardcore and casual fans alike, UNCLE SCROOGE #400 features a Regular Edition wrap-around cover by Don Rosa, a 1-in-10 cover by Daan Jippes, and a Deluxe Edition with cover by Carl Barks!

“The stories you'll find in UNCLE SCROOGE #400 are truly some of the rarest and greatest Scrooge tales ever published,” said BOOM! Marketing Director Chip Mosher. “Fans demanded classic Scrooge tales, and trust me when I say there's no better place to start than UNCLE SCROOGE #400. How can you go wrong with Carl Barks, or Daan Jippes, or any of the amazing creators in this book?! And this is only the beginning. Classics are definitely back at BOOM!”

In this milestone 400th issue, don't miss the incomparable Carl Barks appearing as himself and 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 U.S. 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.”

In November, BOOM! Studios announced “Classics Are Back at BOOM!” beginning this January. Celebrating the 70th Anniversary of Walt Disney’s Comics and Stories, January sees the release of WALT DISNEY’S COMICS AND STORIES #715 and MICKEY MOUSE #304 featuring some of Disney's most celebrated creators such as Carl Barks, Don Rosa, Daan Jippes, Floyd Gottfredson & more! The milestone 400th issue of UNCLE SCROOGE continues the celebration!

UNCLE SCROOGE #400 Regular Edition features a new, never-before-seen in the U.S. wrap cover by the legendary Don Rosa and 1-in-10 incentive cover featuring a brand new piece by the illustrious Daan Jippes. The Deluxe Edition features a reproduction of the amazing Carl Barks oil-painting “Money Lake.” UNCLE SCROOGE #400 Regular Edition carries a price of $3.99 and a Diamond code of DEC100845, while the Deluxe Edition carries a price of $6.99 with a Diamond code of DEC100846. Both versions ship this February. Contact your local comic shop to pre-order at www.comicshoplocator.com.

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, DONALD DUCK, UNCLE SCROOGE and WALT DISNEY'S COMICS AND STORIES. This year, BOOM! Studios celebrates its fifth anniversary.

About Disney Publishing Worldwide
Disney Publishing Worldwide (DPW) is the world's largest publisher of children's books and magazines, with over 250 million children’s books and over 400 million children's magazines sold each year. Disney Publishing Worldwide includes the vertically integrated publishing imprints Disney Book Group in the U.S., Disney Libri in Italy and Libros Disney in Spain as well as an extensive worldwide licensing structure. DPW also publishes a range of children’s magazines globally including Topolino, Le Journal de Mickey and Donald Duck as well as Disney FamilyFun in the U.S. Disney English is DPW’s English language learning business, including Disney English centers in China and a worldwide retail licensing program. Headquartered in White Plains, NY, Disney Publishing Worldwide publishes books and magazines in 85 languages in 75 countries.
ARCHEOLOGICAL GIRL FIGHT
Lorna, Relic Wrangler faces off against the forces of evil in March release from Image Comics

Berkeley, CA - 20 December 2010 - Fun fact: Washington D.C.'s occult architecture was configured to roll out the red carpet for an extra-dimensional Dark Lord. And only one woman can rescue mankind from certain doom!

In March, Image Comics will tell the tale of mankind's savior in LORNA, RELIC WRANGLER, a one-shot adventure written by Micah S. Harris (HEAVEN'S WAR) and illustrated by Loston Wallace (Elvira Mistress of the Dark, Batman Animated Series), Michael Youngblood, and Olli Hihnala. Eisner-award winning artist Darwyn Cooke (DC: The New Frontier, Richard Stark's Parker) provides the gorgeous cover, while Dean Yeagle supplies a pin-up worthy variant cover.

"Lorna's passions were never those of your typical southern belle," Harris says. "Now, from her trailer park HQ, she tracks the uncanny on a global scale."

"Lorna is Mary Ann and Ginger combined with a mint julep twist of Laura Croft," Wallace adds. "Sexy, funny, and devilishly smart, Lorna fearlessly faces down supernatural dangers wearing cut-off jeans shorts. What's not to like?!"

To defeat a nefarious evil entity, Lorna, Relic Wrangler, must pilfer a mysterious artifact from a Memorial in the heart of our nation's capitol. What she doesn't know is that she's offering herself up as a sacrificial party favor in the process! Lorna also has to face down her high school nemesis -- now a cat-suited villainess -- in a girl fight for the ages!

LORNA, RELIC WRANGLER, a 32-page, full-color one-shot from Image Comics, will be in stores March 23, 2011, for $3.99.

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 www.imagecomics.com.
Baltimore Comic-Con's X-Mas Gifts to You!

BALTIMORE, MARYLAND - December 20, 2010 - Baltimore Comic-Con may not be until August 20-21, 2011, but we've been as busy as Santa's elves lining up some absolutely amazing guests for our 12th annual event. Who are they? Well, we could tell you you'll just have to wait and see, but it being the holidays and all, we have a couple of gifts for you. You are on Santa's "nice" list, right?

Zombies may not be what you want to see under your Christmas tree (they're tough on all those nicely wrapped gifts), but come August, they'll be all you're thinking about when you head to the Baltimore Comic-Con. We've lined up the one and only Charlie Adlard, who's been grossing you out (and breaking your heart) since issue 7 of The Walking Dead. He may have studied film in school, but he found his calling when he picked up a pencil. Since then, he's had an almost 20-year career in comics, lending his creative vision to such titles as The X-Files, The Crow, and Batman and Superman.

Remember when your parents would (if you were really good and promised to stopaskingforfiveminutes-already) let you open one gift early? You'd tear that paper to shreds, yelp with delight at whatever awesome toy was inside, and then, five minutes later...want another present. Well, we're not your parents, so we're going to give you it to you. Charlie Adlard's not the only top-of-the-line talent we have lined up for the 12th annual Baltimore Comic-Con. We've got writer Jason Aaron of Wolverine, Scalped, and Ultimate Comics Captain America. He's such a force that he's recently been named a "Marvel Architect," a designation reserved for the artists and writers who are creating the most exciting stories in the Marvel Universe.

You know, we have a feeling you've been REALLY good this year, so we're going to give you a just a little bit more. After all, there are going to be so many incredible guests at the Baltimore Comic-Con, what's telling you about two more? Write and artist Mike Grell, creator or Warlord and the Editor-In-Chief of Arrden Entertainment. Additionally, artist Ron Frenz may be best known for his work on The Amazing Spider-Man and Spider-Girl, but it was also his design that bowled over DC Comics when it came time to change Superman's look.

Mark your calendar (if you haven't already!) for August 20-21, 2011, and keep watching for more great news throughout the year on guests, the Harvey Awards, industry exclusives, and programming. The latest information can always be found at our website, Facebook, Twitter, MySpace, and ComicSpace pages.
Seattle, WA - December 20, 2010 – Debuting again at the upcoming Emerald
City Comicon (ECCC) will be the 2011 edition of the shows popular MONSTERS
& DAMES art book. The 2011 book not only features an amazing cover by
acclaimed illustrator Adam Hughes, but has expanded to a whopping SIXTY
(60) pages of brand new illustrations by some of the top illustrators in
comics and animation!

Since its inception in 2009, the MONSTERS & DAMES art books and auctions
have raised over $10,000.00 for Seattle Children's Hospital, a premier
child health care & pediatric center, recognized as one of the leading
hospitals for children. The art book has sold out each year at the
convention.

"Helping bring this book to life each year is an incredible experience,"
says ECCC Convention Director Jim Demonakos. "Being able to not only
create a fun, collectible art book that fans love and at the same time
raise a huge amount of money to benefit local children is very rewarding."

The full-color, 9"x12", 60-page MONSTERS & DAMES hardcover is limited to
1000 individually numbered copies. The 2011 book features contributions
from some of the top creators in the industry, including JG Jones, Geof
Darrow, Cully Hamner, Bruce Timm, Humberto Ramos, Guy Davis, Todd Nauck,
Frank Cho, Yanick Paquette, Skottie Young, Aaron Lopresti, Cliff Chiang,
Mike McKone, Cameron Stewart, Erik Larsen, Chris Giarrusso, Pete Woods,
Jonathan Hickman, Sean "Cheeks" Galloway and dozens more! For the complete
list of creators involved in this amazing art book, visit
http://www.emeraldcitycomicon.com/monstersndames.php

The Ninth Annual EMERALD CITY COMICON, newly expanded to three days, will
be taking place March 4th-6th, 2011 at the Washington State Convention &
Trade Center in beautiful downtown Seattle, WA.