Friday, July 27, 2012


Highlights from the Iconic Comedic Duo’s First-Ever, Sold-Out
English Tour Are Collected in Jay and Silent Bob Get Old

Two-Disc DVD Set Available August 14

LOS ANGELES — (July 27,2012) — To help celebrate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee this year, Leonardo, New Jersey sent two if its highest ranking emissaries, Jay and Silent Bob, to England on a good will tour dubbed Tea Bagging in the U.K.

During their first-ever tour of England, Jay (actor Jason Mewes) and Silent Bob (actor/director Kevin Smith) performed live on stage in front of sold-out crowds in London, Manchester and Edinburgh. Industrial Entertainment collects four hours of highlights from the tour for the two-disc set, JAY AND SILENT BOB GET OLD. The collection will be available at retail outlets beginning August 14 for a suggested list price of $19.95. It will also be available via digital platforms such as iTunes and Amazon. JAY AND SILENT BOB GET OLD will be available on cable VOD exclusively through Tribeca Film.

While it mostly features Jay and Silent Bob performing live, the set also incorporates animation to illustrate several of the stories they are telling. Along with the concert film, JAY AND SILENT BOB GET OLD also contains several extra features, including outtakes from all three concerts.

The freewheeling shows are part of a long-running tradition. For years, Mewes and Smith have hosted evenings where they take questions from the audience and regale guests with hilarious tales about sex, growing up together, sex, Hollywood, sex and drugs. The duo recently took its Jay and Silent Bob Get Old show around the US, recording each performance and then releasing the audio as free podcasts. The shows were an online hit, becoming the #1 podcast on the iTunes Comedy chart.

Jay and Silent Bob became pop culture icons in 1994 thanks to their appearance in Clerks, an award-winning independent comedy written and directed by Smith. Filmed in the convenience store where Smith worked in real life, the movie cost less than $30,000 to make and eventually grossed more than $3 million. Over the years, the popular characters have lived on in several of Smith’s film’s, including Mallrats, Chasing Amy, Dogma, Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back and Clerks 2.

For more information regarding JAY AND SILENT BOB GET OLD, please contact Christoph Buerger at 323.512.3710 or

The hilarious duo Jay & Silent Bob are back. Film icons Kevin Smith and Jason Mewes made history and fans all over the world with the characters Jay & Silent Bob from the movies Clerks, Mallrats, Chasing Amy, Dogma, Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back and Clerks 2. Now fans can see them live on stage in 3 sold out venues in the UK during their 2012 tour.

Outtakes from all three concerts

Price: $19.95
Street Date: August 14, 2012
Pre-Order Date: Now
Running time: 240 minutes
Year: 2012
Distributor: Industrial Entertainment Releasing
DVD UPC: 5833400146
Language: English
Genre: Comedy
Rating: NR – Mature

Rise of the Planet of the Apes and Super 8
Lead Saturn Awards With 3 Awards Each
Breaking Bad and Fringe Lead TV Winners as 38th Annual
Saturn Awards Are Presented in Burbank

BURBANK, Calif. – July 26, 2012 – Rise of the Planet of the Apes and Super 8 each received three Saturn Awards tonight as the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films presented the 38th annual Saturn Awards, the top honors for genre entertainment.
Rise of the Planet of the Apes was named Best Science Fiction Film, and Super 8 received awards for Best Director (J.J. Abrams), Best Music (Michael Giacchino) and Best Performance by a Younger Actor (Joel Courtney).  The Saturn Award for Best Fantasy Film was presented to Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2; Best Horror Thriller Film was The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo and Best Action/Adventure Film was Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol.  The 38th Annual Saturn Awards were presented for the period covering Feb. 1, 2011, to Jan. 31, 2012.
On television, Breaking Bad  was named Best Syndicated/Cable Television Series, and also received Saturn Awards for Best Actor on Television (Bryan Cranston) and Best Supporting Actor on Television (Aaron Paul).  The Saturn Award for Best Network Television Series was presented to Fringe.
“In one of the most rewarding years ever for genre entertainment, these films and TV shows proved that imagination, creativity and technology are blending in extraordinary ways, allowing these previously specialized genres to become the very heart of the entertainment industry,” said Academy President Robert Holguin.
Here is the full list of winners at the 38th Annual Saturn Awards:
Best Science Fiction Film: Rise of the Planet of the Apes
Best Fantasy Film: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2
Best Horror/Thriller Film: The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
Best Action/Adventure Film: Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol

Best Actor: Michael Shannon  (Take Shelter)
Best Actress: Kirsten Dunst  (Melancholia)
Best Supporting Actor: Andy Serkis  (Rise of the Planet of the Apes)
Best Supporting Actress: Emily Blunt (The Adjustment Bureau)
Best Performance by a Younger Actor: Joel Courtney  (Super 8)

Best Director: J.J. Abrams  (Super 8)
Best Writing: Jeff Nichols  (Take Shelter)
Best Music: Michael Giacchino  (Super 8)
Best Editor: Paul Hirsch  (Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol)
Best Production Design: Dante Ferretti  (Hugo)
Best Costume: Alexandra Byrne  (Thor)
Best Make-Up: Dave Elsey, Fran Needham, Conor O’Sullivan  (X-Men: First Class)
Best Special Effects: Dan Lemmon, Joe Letteri, R. Christopher White, Daniel Barrett (Rise of
                the Planet of the Apes)
Best International Film: The Skin I Live In
Best Animated Film: Puss in Boots

Best Network Television Series: Fringe
Best Syndicated/Cable Television Series: Breaking Bad
Best Television Presentation: The Walking Dead
Best Youth-Oriented Television Series: Teen Wolf

Best Actor on Television: Bryan Cranston (Breaking Bad)
Best Actress on Television: Anna Torv (Fringe)
Best Supporting Actor on Television: Aaron Paul (Breaking Bad)
Best Supporting Actress on Television: Michelle Forbes  (The Killing)
Best Guest Star on Television: Tom Skerritt (Leverage)

Best DVD/BD Release: (tie) Atlas Shrugged, Part One and The Perfect Host
Best DVD/BD Special Edition Release: Giorgio Moroder Presents Metropolis
Best DVD/BD Collection Release: Stanley Kubrick: The Essential Collection
Best DVD/BD Television Series Release: Spartacus: Gods of the Arena


The Life Career Award: Frank Oz
The Life Career Award: James Remar
The Filmmakers Showcase Award: Drew Goddard
The Milestone Award: The Simpsons
The Innovator Award: Robert Kirkman
The Appreciation Award: Jeffrey Ross (for hosting the Saturn Awards)

Photos from the 38th Annual Saturn Awards can be found online at:
This year marks the 40th anniversary of the Academy, which was founded in 1972 by noted film historian Dr. Donald A. Reed to honor and recognize genre entertainment, which is frequently overlooked by mainstream entertainment-industry awards.
Over the years, the Academy has expanded its reach to include other genres, including recognizing excellence in television and home entertainment.
The Saturn Awards can be found online at, on Facebook (“The Saturn Awards) and on Twitter (@SaturnAwards1).

Thursday, July 26, 2012

BOOM! Studios
  August Previews for
  October Shipping 2012

Written by Simon Spurrior
Drawn by Jeffrey Edwards
SC, 32 pgs, FC, SRP: $3.99
Diamond Code: AUG120926

Unlikely partners Nox and Red Reaper have survived the attacks of the deadly EDDA, traversed the post-apocalyptic landscape of the U.S., and formed a rag-tag alliance of former heroes and villains. Now...they plan to strike back. 

Written by Sam Humphries
Drawn by Jerry Gaylord
SC, 32 pgs, FC, SRP: $3.99
Diamond Code: AUG120908

As San Diego literally crumbles around them, the Wrecking Crew discovers the shocking secret behind the zombie outbreak... The fanboy-favorite series continues, from writer Sam Humphries (Marvel’s ULTIMATES, HIGHER EARTH) and Jerry Gaylord! After last month’s shocking issue, even we don’t know what’s in store for the Wrecking Crew!


Written by Ian Brill
Drawn by Joshua Covey
SC, 32 pgs, FC, SRP: $1.00
Diamond Code: AUG120900

Money Talks.
Val and Cassie are two women trying to make it in L.A…who just happened to grow up in a Kung Fu Orphanage, and now make their way in an ultra-competitive world of bounty hunting . They’ve watched each others’ backs since they could stand, and those bonds are tested daily as they navigate a city where loyalty usually only runs as deep as one’s bank account. Val and Cassie take the most dangerous jobs, and watch as others bask in the glory. But now, as their former mentor becomes L.A.’s most wanted fugitive, Val and Cassie will fight through L.A.’s glitziest and grimiest hoods as they learn just what sacrifices are necessary to make Hollywood dreams come true. Rising star scribe Ian Brill (DARKWING DUCK) and red-hot newcomer Joshua Covey team up for this raucous series full of wild nights, beautiful dreamers, and knock-down brawls in between trips to the newest food trucks. 

Written by Sam Humphries
Drawn by Francesco Biagini
SC, 32 pgs, FC, SRP: $3.99
Diamond Code: AUG120929 

With no one to trust, not even each other, Rex and Heidi must find a way to work together as the agents of Higher Earth come ever closer... Created and written by Sam Humphries (SACRIFICE, MARVEL’S JOHN CARTER: GODS OF MARS, FANBOYS VS. ZOMBIES, THE ULTIMATES) HIGHER EARTH is his sci-fi follow up to last year's surprise hit OUR LOVE IS REAL -- the fast-paced epic of infinite possibilities continues!

Written by Clive Barker, Mark Miller
Drawn by Janusz Ordon, Jesus Hervas, Jorge Lucas
SC, 32 pgs, FC, SRP: $3.99
Diamond Code: AUG120905

Every plan, every option, every Hail Mary pass against Elliott Spencer and his nation-state has failed. His power grows; cynicism and despair flow across the globe like the electricity through Spencer’s veins. Kirsty Cotton’s descent into Leviathan continues, as she decides, once and for all, if she is beyond redemption. 

Written by Brandon Seifert
Drawn by Ibraim Roberson
SC, 32 pgs, FC, SRP: $3.99
Diamond Code: AUG120911

Over the past year, within the pages of CLIVE BARKER’S HELLRAISER, Kirsty Cotton has gone from a human resisting the forces of Hell, to the ruler of light in the darkest of places. Before her battle with former Pinhead Captain Elliott Spencer, she was called to New Orleans by a holder of the LeMarchand Device - a woman trying to end a decades-long family feud by any means necessary… Rising star writer Brandon Seifert (WITCH DOCTOR, HELLRAISER ANNUAL) and red hot artist Ibraim Roberson (UNCANNY X-MEN) unite to tell the story of the first time Kirsty Cotton was called to earth as the new Pinhead! This in-continuity tale reveals Kirsty’s first days in Hell, and how the road there is always paved with good intentions.

Written by Corinna Bechko and Gabriel Hardman
Drawn by Damian Couceiro
SC, 32 pgs, FC, SRP: $3.99
Diamond Code: AUG120914

Eight years before Astronaut George Taylor fell from the stars...the stars fell on the PLANET OF THE APES! As fragments of the planetary body that once was Earth’s moon begin to fall on Ape City, Doctor Zaius must find a way to bring the survivors together, before panic and fear plunges them all into chaos!


Written by Mark Waid and Caleb Monroe
Drawn by Steve Bryant
SC, 32 pgs, FC, SRP: $3.99
Diamond Code: AUG120918

The new Hellfire Club is determined to bring their version of “the future” to Britain - no matter the damage done to the crown. The club has marked for destruction landmarks throughout London, which sends John Steed and Emma Peel on a race against time! Mark Waid (IRREDEEMABLE, DAREDEVIL), Caleb Monroe (BATMAN 80 PAGE GIANT, ICE AGE) and Steve Bryant (ATHENA VOLTAIRE) continue the new adventures of the swinging super-spies!


Written by Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning
Drawn by Brad Walker and Tom Derenick
SC, 32 pgs, FC, SRP: $3.99
Diamond Code: AUG120922

 Thinkwell, Bewilder and Clone 45 begin to discover just how deep Sublime’s scheming runs, as they discover the lone survivor of the cataclysmic event that seemingly wiped out the previous Hypernaturals team...


Written by Ryan North, Frank Gibson and Becky Dreistadt
Drawn by Shelli Paroline, Braden Lamb and Becky Dreistadt
SC, 32 pgs, FC, SRP: $3.99
Diamond Code: AUG120938 

Join Jake the Dog and Finn the Human as they try to right the wrongs of a Jake-caused TIME PARADOX! If you haven’t checked out the comic book adaptation of the hit Cartoon Network show, there’s no better time to jump into the all-ages sensation!

Written by Merdith Gran, Yuko Oto, Ananth Panagariya
Drawn by Meredith Gran, Yoko Oto
SC, 32 pgs, FC, SRP: $3.99
Diamond Code:AUG120935

DON’T MISS THE LATEST ISSUE OF THIS POPULAR ADVENTURE TIME SPIN-OFF MINI-SERIES! Starring fan-favorite Marceline the Vampire Queen and the hit of San Diego Comic-Con. Popular with all-ages and a great way to get girls into your store!

Written by Joey Comeau
Drawn by Mike Holmes
SC, 32 pgs, FC, SRP: $3.99
Diamond Code: AUG120941 

POWER! RESPECT! Based on ADVENTURE TIME creator Pendleton Ward’s brand new animated series! Join Chris, Wallow, Beth and Danny, four 16-year-old heroes-for-hire, as they warp from galaxy to galaxy, saving alien races with the power of their…emotions. They’re noble, righteous and totally bodacious! This new series of original comics based on the new series from ADVENTURE TIME creator Pen Ward is sure to be a smash! ADVENTURE TIME #1 went to an unprecedented 3rd printing…don’t let your shop be caught short for this brand new sensation! 

Written by Mark Evanier
Drawn by Gary Barker, Dan Davis
SC, 32 pgs, FC, SRP: $3.99
Diamond Code:AUG120949 

Skip the candy, just give Garfield the lasagna -- on second thought, throw in the candy, too! This month, we’ve got two terrific Halloween-themed stories for you! Garfield may be lazy, but offer him free treats, and he’s running to every house in town! The hilarious fun continues thanks to Mark Evanier, Gary Barker and Dan Davis! Ask your retailer about the limited edition Halloween cover!

Written by: Caleb Monroe
Drawn by Shelli Paroline, Braden Lamb
SC, 24 pgs, FC, SRP: $3.99
ISBN13: 9781608862696
Diamond Code: AUG120932

AN ICE AGE HOLIDAY TALE! Recollecting what a huge “help” he was last year, Sid decides to pay Santa and the North Pole a visit and once again offer his assistance for Christmas preparations! Before anyone can stop him, he’s opened a box filled with Santa’s magic…and he finds himself visiting Sids in the past, present and future! A sweet holiday story featuring popular characters from the summer smash ICE AGE: CONTINENTAL DRIFT! 

Written by Vicki Scott
Drawn by Vicki Scott, Paige Braddock
SC, 112 pgs, FC, SRP: $13.99
ISBN13: 9781608862702
Diamond Code: AUG120946 

The Peanuts gang touches down in Tokyo! Charlie Brown and Snoopy lead the charge as the gang’s team is selected to represent the United States in an international baseball game in Japan. Charlie Brown can’t believe his team was picked, but even with the addition of a sports star like Peppermint Patty, do they have any hope of winning? Between seeing the sights and taking in the best of Japanese culture, Snoopy, Charlie Brown, Peppermint Patty and the rest of everyone’s favorite characters still manage to be their incorrigible selves.



Written by Carol Lay 
Drawn by Carol Lay
HC, 112pgs, FC, SRP: $14.99
Diamond Code: AUG12 0951
ILLITERATURE…a 2-dimensional world as vast as a page of Bristol board and as timeless as a Las Vegas casino. The middle ground between literature and illiteracy, between science and superstition, and it lies between the hollows of man's horrors and the heights of his hilarity. This is the dimension of Carol Lay’s imagination, the uncanny land of Illiterature.From the Underground era to THE SIMPSONS comic book to her graphic novel THE BIG SKINNY, Carol Lay has been writing and drawing amazing stories for years. Her Story Minute strip, which gained a devoted following while appearing on, is collected here for the first time, in this first in a series of handsome hardcover volumes.  Includes an introduction by Kim Deitch.




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Wednesday, July 25, 2012

SECRET AGENT POYO goes back to press

Secret Agent Poyo 2nd Printing CoverBerkeley, CA - July 25, 2012 — CHEW: SECRET AGENT POYO, the unlikely story of a cybernetic, kung-fu expert fighting cock, has sold out and will receive a second printing. A one-shot spin-off of the wildly popular, Eisner-Award-winning Image Comics series CHEW by John Layman and Rob Guillory, SECRET AGENT POYO is a full-color comic featuring 22 pages of story and ten pin-ups by some of independent comics' best artists, including Jim Mahfood, Nick Pitarra, and Ben Templesmith.

Commented writer John Layman, "Secret Agent Poyo is the most important thing to happen to comics in the last three hundred and fifty years, and it's clear that the public recognizes it for the towering literary achievement that it is."

The Comic-Con International Exclusive foil-stamped cover edition of the one-shot about the fan-favorite rooster was one of the stars of Image Comics exclusive offerings at Comic-Con International in San Diego. That convention exclusive was limited to 750 copies and will not be reprinted.

The second printing of CHEW: SECRET AGENT POYO will be in stores on August 29 and is available now for pre-order with the Diamond code JUN128113.

Other Image Comics Reprints in stores on August 29

The debut issue of anthology series CREATOR-OWNED HEROES #1 by Jimmy Palmiotti, Justin Gray, Steve Niles, Phil Noto and Kevin Mellon goes back to press for a second printing. (JUN128117)

INVINCIBLE continues its renaissance as issue #92 of the Robert Kirkman superhero series, drawn by Ryan Ottley, gets a reprint. (JUN128118)

The debut issue of the relaunch of Image Comics first comic, YOUNGBLOOD #71 by John McLaughlin, John Malin and series creator Rob Liefeld also gets a second printing. (JUN128119)

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

New miniseries by NEAR DEATH creator in October

cover of Point of Impact #1Berkeley, CA - July 25, 2012 — In POINT OF IMPACT, a new Image Comics miniseries by NEAR DEATH creator Jay Faerber and Koray Kuranel, a woman's murder brings those who thought they knew her best to the realization that they didn't know her at all. As the investigation of Nicole Rafferty's death reveals the secrets of her life, three people — her husband, friend, and secret lover — are put on a collision course with the truth.

"Point of Impact was born out of the idea that a person can be different things to different people," said writer Faerber. "We behave differently, and play different roles, depending on who we're with. That's a theme I wanted to explore in the context of a murder mystery."

In an interview at iFanboy, Faerber promised "plenty of action and suspense, and definitely twists and turns — it's a murder mystery / thriller, after all." iFanboy also featured a six-page preview of POINT OF IMPACT #1.

The four-issue miniseries, which will debut in October, is drawn by Koray Kuranel, a Turkish storyboard artist, in stark black and white.

"Koray is a fantastic artist recommended to me by my old friend and collaborator, Yildiray Cinar," said Faerber of his collaborator. "His layouts and sense of storytelling are incredible."

POINT OF IMPACT #1 will available for pre-order in the August issue of Previews.

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