Friday, October 26, 2012

LORENZA IZZO, ARIEL LEVY, AARON BURNS, DARYL SABARA, KIRBY BLISS BLANTON, MAGDA APANOWICZ & SKY FERRERIA IN NEGOTIATIONS TO STAR IN ELI ROTH’S
THE GREEN INFERNO

Principal Photography to Begin in Peru on New Horror Thriller
from Worldview Entertainment

October 25, 2012 (New York, NY) -- Principal photography will begin November 5th in Peru on Eli Roth’s (“Hostel”, “Cabin Fever”) The Green Inferno and will star Lorenza Izzo (“Aftershock”), Ariel Levy (“Aftershock”), Aaron Burns, Daryl Sabara (“John Carter”, “Machete”), Kirby Bliss Blanton (“Project X”), Magda Apanowicz and actress/singer Sky Ferreria. Worldview Entertainment, a leading independent motion picture production and investment company, is financing and producing the horror thriller, which is directed by Eli Roth and based on a screenplay he co-wrote with “Aftershock” co-writer Guillermo Amoedo. Exclusive Media is handling the international sales to the film that will be presented to buyers at the upcoming American Film Market by Alex Walton, Exclusive Media’s President of International Sales and Distribution. CAA, which arranged financing for the film, is handling domestic rights.

Roth is producing The Green Inferno alongside Worldview CEO, Christopher Woodrow, Worldview COO, Molly Conners, and Sobras International producers Miguel Asensio Llamas and Nicol├ís Lopez. Worldview’s Maria Cestone, Sarah Johnson Redlich and Hoyt David Morgan will executive produce. Filming will take place over the next few weeks in Peru before moving to Santiago, Chile.

This will be Roth’s much anticipated directorial follow up to the enormously successful “Hostel” franchise, which collectively grossed over $300 million worldwide. Most recently Roth co-wrote, produced and starred in “Aftershock”; produced and co-wrote “The Man with the Iron Fists” for Universal Studios, starring Russell Crowe, RZA and Lucy Liu with Quentin Tarantino presenting; produced “The Last Exorcism Part II” with Strike Entertainment for StudioCanal; and is currently filming his new series “Hemlock Grove” for Netflix.

“The Green Inferno” is Worldview’s second collaboration with Roth after teaming up to finance and produce Ti West’s (“The Innkeepers”, “The House of the Devil”) horror thriller, “The Sacrament”, currently in pre-production in Savannah, Georgia.

Worldview is currently in pre-production on David Gordon Green’s gritty southern drama, “Joe”, starring Academy Award® winner Nicolas Cage and Tye Sheridan, beginning principal photography October 31st in Austin, Texas. In addition, the company recently wrapped Guillaume Canet’s crime thriller, “Blood Ties”, starring Academy Award® nominee Clive Owen, Billy Crudup, Academy Award® winner Marion Cotillard, Zoe Saldana, Mila Kunis and Academy Award® nominee James Caan; and Academy Award® nominee Atom Egoyan’s West Memphis Three biopic, “Devil’s Knot”, starring Academy Award® winners Colin Firth and Reese Witherspoon.

Worldview’s upcoming slate also includes James Gray’s untitled epic period drama starring Academy Award® winner Marion Cotillard and Academy Award® nominees Joaquin Phoenix and Jeremy Renner, which was recently sold to The Weinstein Company; and the British action thriller, “Welcome to the Punch”, from BAFTA® nominee Eran Creevy, starring James McAvoy, Mark Strong and Andrea Riseborough, which was recently sold to IFC Films and will make its theatrical debut March 15, 2013.

Worldview Entertainment is a leading independent motion picture production and investment company. The company finances and produces theatrical quality feature films for worldwide distribution. Worldview is a provider of equity and mezzanine capital for the independent film market, and invests across a film's capital structure and throughout its life cycle. The company also makes strategic investments in media and entertainment ventures. Worldview is positioned to take advantage of the opportunities and rapid growth in digital content delivery and distribution. The company was founded in 2007 and is based in New York City. Worldview is backed by a strong capitalization and represented by Creative Artists Agency (CAA).
TENTH ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL FIREFLY: BROWNCOATS UNITE LIFTS OFF ON SCIENCE CHANNEL THIS NOVEMBER
-- Highly-Anticipated Special Chronicling Joss Whedon cult sensation starring Nathan Fillion Premieres Sunday, November 11 at 10 PM ET/PT on Science Channel--
--The All-Day FIREFLY Event Begins with a Full Series Marathon at 7 AM ET/PT --
TWITTER: @ScienceChannel  #FireflyNov11
(Silver Spring, Md.) —After months of intense buzz and two blockbuster panels at both San Diego and New York Comic-Con, it’s finally time for the main event – FIREFLY: BROWNCOATS UNITE on November 11 at 10 PM (ET/PT), Science Channel reunites Joss Whedon, Nathan Fillion and the entire renegade crew of the Serenity for the first time ever to provide the complete oral history on the franchise that continues to explode in popularity - despite meeting its end a decade ago.  The 60-minute special includes secrets from the set, exclusive cast interviews, and footage from this year’s colossal Comic-Con panel that dominated the pop culture conversation.  Joining Whedon and Fillion for FIREFLY: BROWNCOATS UNITE are Serenity crewmembers Sean Maher, Summer Glau, Adam Baldwin, Morena Baccarin, Alan Tudyk, Gina Torres and Jewel Staite; along with executive producer Tim Minear and executive story editor Jose Molina.
This summer, FIREFLY creator Joss Whedon triumphantly exclaimed to a crowd of thousands at San Diego Comic-Con that “the story is alive.” Legions of fans across the world couldn’t agree more, proving that a series which is comprised of only 14 episodes had endured the test of time.  Guided by Entertainment Weekly senior writer Jeff Jensen, Science Channel re-created the set of the Serenity for this epic gathering capturing the insights and memories of space’s most-rebellious flight crew - including the moment they realized they were canceled and where they believe the FIREFLY universe could live next. 
“When Science Channel began airing FIREFLY in 2011, we immediately realized that these fans are a subculture united by a unique and fanatical passion for the series,” says Debbie Adler Myers, general manager and executive vice president of Science Channel.  “Our goal is to present them the series they love - but in a totally new and surprising way.  Whether that’s through exploring the science behind the show or reuniting the entire cast for the first time, we want Science Channel to be the home for Browncoats everywhere.”
Science Channel’s FIREFLY Sunday extravaganza begins at 7AM ET/PT with an all-day marathon of the series.  Then, at 10PM ET/PT, the event Browncoats everywhere have been waiting for - FIREFLY: BROWNCOATS UNITE premieres on Science Channel.
FIREFLY the series is set in the year 2517, in a new star system and follows the adventures of the ragtag crew of Serenity, a "Firefly-class" spaceship. The ensemble cast depicts nine distinct characters who, have all banded together for very different reasons.  Led by Captain Mal Reynolds (Fillion), who fought on the losing side of a civil war, viewers engage with characters who, are now living on the outskirts of society, 
FIREFLY: BROWNCOATS UNITE is produced by Science Channel.  Debbie Myers is general manager and executive vice president of Science Channel. Bernadette McDaid is vice president of production and Kaitlin McIntyre is producer for Science Channel. 

About Science Channel:
Science Channel, a division of Discovery Communications, Inc. (Nasdaq: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK), is home for the thought provocateur, the individual who is unafraid to ask the killer questions of “how” and “why not.”  The network is a playground for those with audacious intellects and features programming willing to go beyond imagination to explore the unknown.  Guided by curiosity, Science Channel looks for innovation in mysterious new worlds as well as in its own backyard.  Science Channel and the Science Channel HD simulcast reach more than 74 million U.S. households.  The network also features high-traffic online and social media destinations, including ScienceChannel.com, facebook.com/Science Channel and twitter.com/Science Channel.

About Discovery Communications
Discovery Communications (Nasdaq: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK) is the world’s #1 nonfiction media company reaching more than 1.5 billion cumulative subscribers in over 200 countries and territories. Discovery is dedicated to satisfying curiosity through more than 140 worldwide television networks, led by Discovery Channel, TLC, Animal Planet, Science and Investigation Discovery, as well as US joint venture networks OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network, The Hub and 3net, the first 24-hour 3D network. Discovery also is a leading provider of educational products and services to schools and owns and operates a diversified portfolio of digital media services, including HowStuffWorks.com. For more information, please visit www.discoverycommunications.com.
GLOBAL YAOI PUBLISHER SuBLime ANNOUNCES ELEVEN NEW MANGA TITLES FOR RELEASE IN 2013 INCLUDING YOUKA NITTA’S EMBRACING LOVE

Publisher Delights Fans At YaoiCon 2012 As It Details Multiple New BL Manga Titles Scheduled To Debut During The First-Half Of Next Year

San Francisco, CA, October 24, 2012 – SuBLime, the global yaoi manga (graphic novel) publisher, thrilled fans during its packed panel discussion at the recent YaoiCon 2012 with the announcement of eleven new manga (graphic novel) titles the imprint plans to release throughout 2013.

The forthcoming new titles are rated ‘M’ for Mature Readers. Select releases will be offered as either print-only editions with an MSRP of $12.99 U.S. / $14.99 CAN, or as digital-only releases with an MSRP of $5.99 (U.S. / CAN). Other titles will be made available in both formats.

For digital releases, the $5.99 purchase price will offer readers digital access to two versions of each manga volume on www.SuBLimeManga.com – a downloadable PDF that is viewable on any enabled eReader device and computer or via the embedded online manga viewer found on the web site.

New Print and Print+Digital Titles:

EMBRACING LOVE Vol. 1 2-In-1 Edition, by Youka Nitta ·
Rated ‘M’ for Mature Readers · Available In Print And Digital April 2013

SLEEPING MOON Vol. 1, by Miyamoto Kano · Rated ‘M’ for Mature Readers · Available In Print Only June 2013

BLUE MORNING Vol. 1, by Shouko Hidaka · Rated ‘M’ for Mature Readers · Available In Print Only May 2013

FALSE MEMORIES Vol. 1, by Isaku Natsume · Rated ‘M’ for Mature Readers · Available In Print And Digital July 2013
From the creator of DEVIL’S HONEY, also published by SuBLime

Hide And seek, by Yaya Sakuragi · Rated ‘M’ for Mature Readers · Available In Print Only July 2013
Sequel to BOND OF DREAMS, BOND OF LOVE, also available from SuBLime

SPIRITUAL POLICE Vol. 1, by Youka Nitta · Rated ‘M’ for Mature Readers · Available In Print And Digital October 2013

New Digital-Only Titles:

THE RAVISHING OF THE CROWN PRINCE, by Wang Yi & Feng Nong ·
Rated ‘M’ for Mature Readers · Available January 2013
Taiwanese creator and artist

SWORD AND MIST, by Hayate Kuku · Rated ‘M’ for Mature Readers · Available February 2013

THE MATCH SELLER, by Sakae Kusama · Rated ‘M’ for Mature Readers · Available March 2013
From the creator of THE BED OF MY DEAR KING, also published by SuBLime

EGOISTIC BLUE, by Mio Tennohji · Rated ‘M’ for Mature Readers ·
Available April 2013

BOYS, BE AMBITIOUS!, by Saburo Nagai · Rated ‘T+’ for Mature Readers · Available May 2013


“Fans will have plenty to look forward to from SuBLime in 2013 with a wide array of new titles we’re scheduling for release,” says Jennifer LeBlanc, Editor, SuBLime. “As our library continues to expand, we hope that readers will enjoy a diverse and growing selection of unique stories and characters by some of the most prominent creators and authors in the yaoi genre that will be available worldwide from SuBLime. Stay tuned as we look forward to releasing more information on each of these exciting forthcoming titles closer to their release dates!”

For up-to-date news and release information, please visit the SuBLime website at SuBLimeManga.com, or follow SuBLime on Twitter at @SuBLimeManga and Facebook at facebook.com/SuBLimeManga.


About SuBLime
SuBLime is a global yaoi manga publisher, and is a partnership between VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media), the largest distributor and licensor of anime and manga in North America, and Japan’s Animate, Ltd. (Animate). This bold, global publishing initiative will present English-speaking fans everywhere with a broad selection of high quality titles. SuBLime will offer titles digitally worldwide available at SuBLimeManga.com, with many available in Download-to-Own format, and selections in print also available in English-language editions worldwide.
6 SESSION INTERACTIVE, ONLINE WORKSHOP COURSE

STUDY COMICS WRITING ONLINE

with DANNY FINGEROTH

STARTING MONDAY NOV. 5th 


WRITING COMICS AND GRAPHIC NOVELS

[No drawing skill required]
MONDAYS, NOVEMBER 5 - DECEMBER 17 [No class November 19]
7:00 PM-9:00 PM, East Coast US time
 
STUDY FROM ANYWHERE! In this unique online workshop format, comics writer/editor Danny Fingerothteaches you how to develop your story from initial idea to finished script. Story and character development are covered, as well as script creation. Other topics will include finding the right artist to draw your story and navigating the ever-changing state of the world of comics publishing.
 
This online version of Danny’s famous writing courses will provide you with instructions on the general and fine points of comics writing, as well as assigned reading of milestones of the medium, assignments to do during and between sessions, and interactive critiques and suggestions by Danny and your fellow students.
 
 
“I have been fortunate enough to have worked with Danny as both a writer and an editor, and I can think of no finer teacher of the art and craft of writing comics books than Danny Fingeroth! Those enrolled in any class given by him should listen very carefully, take notes, and count yourselves lucky that you have Danny as a teacher.” —HOWARD MACKIE, Marvel and DC Comics writer
 
 
The class is limited to seven students. Register now!

 

For more info and to register, go to:
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


Girasol Collectables Inc, known for top quality reprints and replicas of Classic Pulp Tales, and Radio Archives,LLC, a leader in Pulp Audiobooks, eBooks, Old Time Radio, and Pulp Reprints, revealed today results of recent negotiations.

Girasol and Radio Archives have a long standing history of doing business together.  Due to this already strong relationship, Radio Archives has purchased Girasol’s The Spider double novel product line. This line, containing double novels numbered 1 through 25, has thrilled enthusiasts with its high quality and consistent publication and introduced new fans to the exploits of the Master of Men, The Spider. Girasol will continue publishing their extremely popular The Spider Pulp Replicas product line which is the Finest reprint of the Spider ever done.

Neil and Leigh Mechem, owners of Girasol Collectables, Inc. stated, "We're especially pleased to have Radio Archives taking over the handling of sales of our Spider Pulp Doubles. The scope of the pulp related material they have to offer, combined with their excellent customer service, make them the ideal one-stop shopping venue for pulp fans. We're proud of the 25 issues we produced, and seeing them managed diligently helps enormously while we concentrate on the prep work required for our Pulp Replica line.”

Recognizing this and the overall quality of Girasol’s work, Radio Archives is proud to add The Spider Double Novel line to its already impressive lineup of not only Pulp, but specifically Spider related material.   “This product line,” said Tom Brown, Owner of Radio Archives, “dovetails so well into our Spider Audiobooks and eBook product lines.”  The purchase includes existing inventory, intellectual property, and substantial amounts of artwork and other material.

Radio Archives and Girasol have also formed a strategic relationship for future projects that will insure the cooperation of the two companies continues on and that top quality Pulp products will be available to fans and enthusiasts for years.



Visit Girasol Collectables at www.girasolcollectables.com

Visit Radio Archives at www.radioarchives.com
IMAGE COMICS SERIES THE ACTIVITY BRINGS SPECIAL FORCES TO AMERICAN SOIL
"The Butterfly Effect" set in Minneapolis, Minnesota

Readers of the Image Comics series THE ACTIVITY, have seen Team Omaha conduct missions in locations as diverse and exotic as the Netherlands, Colombia, Afghanistan, and Thailand. But in THE ACTIVITY #11, Nathan Edmondson and Mitch Gerads take the elite black ops team to a place a bit more familiar: Minnesota.

In "The Butterfly Effect," the comic's first depiction of an operation on American soil, Team Omaha must find and disarm a bomb in Minneapolis, without letting the people of that city know they were ever in danger.

For writer Edmondson, the issue is a landmark.  "THE ACTIVITY makes landfall in the USA," he said. "This is a moment in our story we have reserved for a very particular moment— and as readers will discover, the gravity of the mission in Minneapolis will set the tone for events to come. Events that may reflect the real world and real events in ways disconcerting and dangerous for our operators."

Depicting the action on the streets of Minneapolis was no problem for artist Gerads, who lives in the City of Lakes." It's incredibly exciting for me to bring Team OMAHA to my hometown," said Gerads. "Minneapolis is rife with the opportunities of a good action thriller and this issue takes full advantage of that."

THE ACTIVITY #11 (SEP120486) will be in stores on January 2 and can be pre-ordered now from the September issue of Previews.

THE ACTIVITY explores hypothetical missions of the ultra-secret United States Army Special Operations unit the Intelligence Support Activity. To ensure the highest degree of accuracy and realism, both Edmondson and Gerads consult with United States' military special operatives and journalists who have been embedded with special ops teams. One of their consultants is Kevin Maurer, co-author of the bestseller No Easy Day: The Firsthand Account of the Mission That Killed Osama Bin Laden. The team also created a two-issue story "Goat Hunt" that ran in THE ACTIVITY #7 and #8 that was co-plotted by actual U.S. Navy SEALs.

The Activity #11

Story by: Nathan Edmondson
Art By: Mitch Gerads

Price: $3.50
Diamond ID: SEP120486
On Sale: January 02, 2013

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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 www.imagecomics.com.
IDW’S TRUE BLOOD® HARDCOVER BOOK
WHERE WERE YOU? HITS STORES IN DECEMBER

First five issues compiled into a hardcover collection

[True Blood Where Were You Cover]San Diego, CA (October 25, 2012) – IDW Publishing, in conjunction with HBO, is pleased to announce that the first collection of the TRUE BLOOD ongoing series will debut in hardcover this December. TRUE BLOOD: WHERE WERE YOU? is written by comic luminary Ann Nocenti and series actor, Michael McMillian (Reverend Steve Newlin), who also co-wrote the TRUE BLOOD Tainted Love series. Additionally, the collection includes creative collaboration by True Blood creator, writer, and producer Alan Ball. Taking on artistic duties are Michael Gaydos, Greg Scott and Federica Manfredi, with cover art by renowned artist Tim Bradstreet.

“I’m so excited to help launch the True Blood ongoing series,” McMillian said. “The TV series created such a rich mythology, the possibilities for exciting stories starring Sookie Stackhouse and the citizens of Bon Temps are endless. This first volume flashes back to where Sookie, Eric, Bill and Alcide were when vampires came out of the coffin while they fight a bold new vampire villain in the present!”

In TRUE BLOOD: WHERE WERE YOU? readers will learn the beloved cast of characters’ roles in and reaction to the “Great Revelation,” the day when vampires revealed themselves to the world. Sookie and the entire crew look back and reflect on the day that changed their lives forever. Do you remember where you were the day vampires came out of the coffin?

“Our various TRUE BLOOD miniseries proved so popular, an ongoing series was a no-brainer. And we were lucky to have assembled such a talented team to produce it,” editor Denton J. Tipton said. “This book represents months of their hard work as well as that of the tremendous folks at HBO and Your Face Goes Here Entertainment. I think you’ll be able to see that effort in these pages.”

Loved by fans and critics alike, True Blood, the sensually sizzling story of the lives and loves of vampires, mind readers, and all manner of creatures, has become a huge success in both comics and television with a mythology sure to thrill and delight for years to come.



TRUE BLOOD: WHERE WERE YOU? ($24.99, 120 pages, hard cover, full color) will be available in stores in December 2012. Diamond order code: OCT12 0408. ISBN 978-1-61377-424-3.


Visit IDWPublishing.com to sign up for updates and learn more about the company and its top-selling books.



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About IDW Publishing

IDW is an award-winning publisher of comic books, graphic novels and trade paperbacks, based in San Diego, California. Renowned for its diverse catalog of licensed and independent titles, IDW publishes some of the most successful and popular titles in the industry, including: Hasbro’s The TRANSFORMERS and G.I. JOE, Paramount’s Star Trek; HBO’s True Blood; the BBC’s DOCTOR WHO; Nickelodeon’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles; Toho’s Godzilla; Wizards of the Coasts Magic: The Gathering and Dungeons & Dragons; and the Eisner-Award winning Locke & Key series, created by best-selling author Joe Hill and artist Gabriel Rodriguez. IDW is also home to the Library of American Comics imprint, which publishes classic comic reprints, and Yoe! Books, a partnership with Yoe! Studio.

IDW’s critically- and fan-acclaimed series are continually moving into new mediums. Currently, Jerry Bruckheimer Films and Disney are creating a feature film based on World War Robot, while Michael Bay‘s Platinum Dunes and Sony are bringing Zombies vs. Robots to film.

About HBO Global Licensing

HBO Global Licensing officially licenses the HBO® brand for the development and merchandising of innovative product lines inspired by the network’s award-winning programming.  With products created around classic series like the The Sopranos® and Sex and the City® to current hits like True Blood® and Entourage®, items include fashion apparel, jewelry, digital and CD soundtracks, games, books as well as exclusive, premium collections in partnership with upscale, designer brands.  Merchandise can be purchased in retail stores nationwide, at http://store.hbo.com, and at the groundbreaking HBO retail hub, the HBO Shop®, located at 42nd and 6th Avenue in New York City.  HBO Licensing & Retail products are also sold internationally across Europe, Asia and Australia.

© 2011 Home Box Office, Inc. All Rights Reserved. HBO and related service marks are the property of Home Box Office, Inc.
THE SURVIVAL OF SPECIES IN RETROVIRUS
Graphic novel by Palmiotti and Gray plumbs prehistory in sci-fi thriller

Dr. Zoe Wallace, the protagonist of Jimmy Palmiotti's and Justin Gray's new graphic novella RETROVIRUS, is one of the best in the field of viral evolution, a brilliant young scientist who attracts the attention of one of the world's largest and most powerful bio-pharmaceutical corporations. Zoe doesn't usually use her expertise for profit, but when Bio-Pharm gives her the chance to research a prehistoric virus, she can't pass up the chance. However, once Zoe is in their Antarctic compound, face-to-face with a perfectly preserved Neanderthal, Bio-Pharm's secrets may ensure that she never sees the outside world again.

And Zoe has a secret of her own—one that turns her research from theoretical to deeply personal.

"The fun of working on a project like this is looking at the set-up from a point of view like our character Zoe and putting all the pieces, together with her along the way," said Palmiotti. "With every turn the story gets deeper and deeper and more out of control, and like most of the work Justin and I do together, the challenge is to always keep the characters grounded in the madness around them so the reader can relate to every twist and turn."

"I always feel the best fiction is propelled by themes, and with Retrovirus there are a number of personal themes that arose in and around the time we began working on this project," added Gray. "Zoe represents motherhood, survival, determination and our core humanity when presented with terrifying situations. We wanted not only to create a story full of big scary action, but also something people could relate to."

A science fiction thriller that reaches all the way back to human prehistory and pulls the struggle for existence into the twenty-first century, RETROVIRUS is written by the team that has brought the comics industry CREATOR-OWNED HEROES and QUEEN CRAB and carries on the legacy of comics great Tony DeZuniga with Jonah Hex. Gorgeously rendered by Norberto Fernandez (The Tattered Man) and featuring a cover by Amanda Connor, RETROVIRUS blends human drama with science fiction and action in a story that will make readers think about the survival of our species in a new—and frightening—light.

RETROVIRUS, a 72-page, full-color graphic novella, will be in stores on November 21 and is available now for pre-order.


Story by: Jimmy Palmiotti
Art By: Norberto Fernandez
Cover By: Amanda Connor               
               
Price: $12.99
Diamond ID: SEP120411
ISBN: 978-1-60706-640-8
On Sale: November 21, 2012

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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, vi

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

On The 50th Anniversary Of James Bond
The Most Comprehensive Collection
Of Bond Movie Posters To Ever Reach
The Market Will Be Up For Auction
By Profiles In History


 
LOS ANGELES- Oct. 24 2012- Profiles in History, run by Joe Maddalena, is proud to announce that the most comprehensive collection of James Bond movie posters to ever reach the market will be a part of their December 15 & 16 Hollywood Auction in Los Angeles. Not only is  every title in this perennial and ever more popular series represented with an extensive range of the regular release posters, stills, and other ephemera (most rare enough in their own right), this collection also offers a number of truly scarce “holy grails” of James Bond poster collecting. The Bond poster collection is estimated to bring in over $200,000. Highlights are below.

A "Dr. No" Special Advance Silkscreen U.K. Double-Crown (20in x 30in) Poster from 1962. This poster is arguably the very first "James Bond/ 007" film poster to appear to the public. The poster is exceedingly rare, and without question a "holy grail" of film poster collecting. Very Fine on linen, with only minimal routine retouching. It is expected to fetch $3,000 - $5,000.

"From Russia With Love" World-Premiere Advance U.K. Quad (30in x 40in) Poster from 1963. The poster is a special advance Leicester Square world-premiere quad poster. It is quite possibly the rarest of all theatrical-release James Bond posters, with very few originally printed for the premiere screenings, and less than a handful believed extant. The artwork is done by by Renato Fratini. It is expected to fetch $10,000 - $15,000.

"Goldfinger" U.K. Advance Double-Crown (20in x 30in) Poster Style 'A' from 1964. This poster is considered one of the great rarities of James Bond poster collecting. It is expected to fetch $4,000 - $6,000.

"Goldfinger" U.K. Advance Double-Crown (20in x 30in) Poster Style 'B' from 1964. Like the style 'A' this is also considered one of the great rarities of James Bond poster collecting. It is expected to fetch $2,000 - $3,000.

"Thunderball" U.K. Quad (30in x 40in) Poster from 1965.  This is a 'Quad' poster, first issue with sea-foam green background (later printings exist with white background). Along with "From Russia With Love," this art illustration by Robert McGinnis is arguably the other most attractive and desirable for any of the U.K. poster designs. It is expected to fetch $4,000 - $6,000.

With well over 100 original posters and another 100+ stills, lobby cards, scripts, pressbooks and more, this offering vastly eclipses the 1998 Christie’s South Kensington “James Bond 007” sale. In the upcoming weeks, more James Bond memorabilia from this unbelievable collection will be detailed.

ABOUT PROFILES IN HISTORY
Founded in 1985 by Joseph Maddalena, Profiles in History is the world's largest auctioneer & dealer of original Hollywood Memorabilia, historical autographs, letters, documents, vintage signed photographs and manuscripts. Born into a family of antiques dealers in Rhode Island, Joseph "Joe" Maddalena learned early on how to turn his passion of collecting historical autographs into a career. Upon graduation from Pepperdine, Joe pursued his passion to become a full-time dealer of historical documents, and opened his first office in 1985. Profiles in History has held some of the most prestigious and successful auctions of Hollywood memorabilia and own virtually every Guinness Book record for prices of original screen-used memorabilia.  Highlights from their previous auctions include the "Cowardly Lion" costume from The Wizard of Oz ($805,000); Steve McQueen's "Michael Delaney" racing suit from Le Mans  ($960,000); From the history-making Debbie Reynolds Auction in June 2011, Profiles in History sold the Marilyn Monroe "Subway" Dress from The Seven Year Itch for $5.52M and the Audrey Hepburn Ascot Dress from My Fair Lady for $4.44M. In February 2012, Profiles in History arranged the sale of a pair of Judy Garland screen-used Ruby Slippers from The Wizard of Oz  to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences. In addition, Joe Maddalena is the star of Hollywood Treasure, which just ended its second season on Syfy.  Hollywood Treasure takes viewers into the fascinating world of showbiz and pop culture memorabilia. For more information visit www.profilesinhistory.com
BOOM! Studios
  November 2012 Previews for
January Shipping 2013




 DEATHMATCH #2 (A) 
 DEATHMATCH #2 (B) 
DEATHMATCH #2 (C) 
Written by Paul Jenkins
Drawn by Carlos Magno
SC, 32 pgs, FC, SRP: $3.99

 
 
The battle royale continues as the world’s greatest superheroes are forced to fight each other to the death in a mysterious, otherworldly prison. Who will be crowned the victor in this month’s grudge match? More importantly, who will be the loser? And will the cabal of Sable, Meridian, Sol Invictus, and the Manchurian be able to decipher the mysteries of the prison before one of them is selected to enter the arena? Written by industry legend Paul Jenkins (SENTRY, INHUMANS) and drawn by comics superstar Carlos Magno (PLANET OF THE APES, TRANSFORMERS), DEATHMATCH is a dark, psychological deconstruction of the superhero genre that can’t be missed.

 


EXTERMINATION #8 (A)  
EXTERMINATION #8 (B)  
Written by Simon Spurrier 
Drawn by V Ken Marion 
SC, 32 pgs, FC, SRP: $3.99


FINAL ISSUE! It all ends here – in the heart of the Abattoir, Nox and Red Reaper attempt to unleash Absolute on the world. Will their final gamble succeed in ridding our dimension of the EDDA infiltration? Will they both survive the encounter? And what will become of the post-post-apocalypse? The superhero epic comes to its conclusion, straight from the minds of Simon Spurrier and artist V Ken Marion! 

 


EXTERMINATION VOL. 1 

Written by Simon Spurrior
Drawn by Jeffrey Edwards and V Ken Marion
SC, 128 pgs, FC, SRP: $14.99

 
WE LOST. THEY WON.
In the wake of an apocalyptic alien invasion, the world’s greatest super-heroes and deadliest super-villains must form an alliance to prevent their own extermination. Two archenemies -- Nox, a driven hero, and the Red Reaper, a ruthless villain -- form a volatile partnership for the greater good. The enemy of your enemy is your friend...but will they be able to ultimately put aside their bitter past to prevent global genocide? What happens when all the battle lines are redrawn and foes become unlikely allies in a desperate war for the fate of the very planet, and the outcome of a species?Written by Simon Spurrier (X-Men: Legacy, X-Club), EXTERMINATION is a super-hero survival story by an author that boldly explores the dark crevices of an entire genre! 



FANBOYS VS. ZOMBIES #10 (A)
FANBOYS VS. ZOMBIES #10 (B)
Written by Sam Humphries & Shane Houghton
Drawn by Jerry Gaylord
SC, 32 pgs, FC, SRP: $3.99

 
Hey... you remember Rob and Burger? Two of the founding members of the Wrecking Crew, one of them had a thing with Jenna and the other was a bit loose in the cage with a penchant for going hyphy? Whatever happened to those dudes? FIND OUT HERE, in the very first FvZ flashback issue! 

 

 FREELANCERS #4 (A)
FREELANCERS #4 (B)
Written by Ian Brill
Drawn by Joshua Covey
SC, 32 pgs, FC, SRP: $3.99


 
The wild and crazy first arc of the breakout hit series comes to its thrilling conclusion! Val and Cass’ hunt for their missing man (and the rest of their payday) has led them back to the Kung Fu Orphange where they built their bonds and learned how to break bones. Now, they will learn secrets about the dojo that should have stayed buried... Oh, and that missing man? He’s back & ready to kick their butts. Another round of fire from Ian Brill & Joshua Covey! 



HIGHER EARTH #9 (A)
 HIGHER EARTH #9 (B) 
Written by Sam Humphries
Drawn by Francesco Biagini
SC, 32 pgs, FC, SRP: $3.99

THIS IS IT, THE FINAL ISSUE! For the first time in her life, Heidi is absolutely certain of what she must do next...and Rex is forced to face the consequences of the events he has set in motion, as the final push against HIGHER EARTH comes to its epic conclusion! 



HELLRAISER: THE ROAD BELOW  #4 (A)
HELLRAISER: THE ROAD BELOW #4 (B)

Written by Brandon Seifert
Drawn by Haemi Jang
SC, 32 pgs, FC, SRP: $3.99
 
FINAL ISSUE! DON’T MISS THE HORRIFYING CONCLUSION! Ruling Hell isn’t as easy as it looks... Kirsty Cotton has been thrown into the middle of a decades-long family feud, and her choices will end it once and for all. The bloody finale to Kirsty Cotton’s “Year One” story! 



THE HYPERNATURALS #7 (A)
THE HYPERNATURALS #7 (B)
Written by Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning
Drawn by Tom Derenick and Andres Guinaldo
SC, 32 pgs, FC, SRP: $3.99

With their greatest enemy on the loose, the Hypernaturals are left with little choice but to pursue the only avenue of inquiry they have left, one that might save the Quantinuum, or plunge the universe into a greater, more terrifying darkness... 



PLANET OF THE APES: CATACLYSM #5 (A)
PLANET OF THE APES: CATACLYSM #5 (B)

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

BRAND NEW ARC! PERFECT JUMPING-ON POINT FOR NEW READERS! After the destruction of Ape City, Doctor Zaius, his family, Cornelius and Marcus are faced with the difficult and often treacherous task of rebuilding...but what terror lies beneath the ruins? Find out what the Ape City cataclysm has awoken... 




PLANET OF THE APES VOL 4
Written by Daryl Gregory 
Drawn by Carlos Magno
SC, 144 pgs, FC, SRP: $19.99

 
THE PLANET OF THE APES SAGA CONTINUES! Don’t miss the fourth volume of the sci-fi masterpiece that pits man versus ape in the continuity of the landmark original feature film. The world has changed -- humans seemingly have learned their place, and the utopia that Voice Alaya sought for her people has seemingly arrived at last. Writer Daryl Gregory and artist Carlos Magno continue their critically acclaimed run on PLANET OF THE APES!



STEED AND MRS. PEEL #5 (A)
STEED AND MRS. PEEL #5 (B)

Written by Caleb Monroe
Drawn by Will Sliney
SC, 32 pgs, FC, SRP: $3.99


 
Mods…IN SPACE….

It’s well established that our spies are the swingingest secret agents in all the land, but what about in the galaxy? Emma Peel and John Steed enter the Space Race, thanks to the rocket-fueled talents of Caleb Monroe and Will Sliney! 

 

 GRACE RANDOLPH’S SUPURBIA ONGOING #3 (A)
GRACE RANDOLPH’S SUPURBIA ONGOING #3 (B)
Written by Grace Randolph
Drawn by Russell Dauterman

SC, 32 pgs, FC, SRP: $3.99

 
THE FAN-FAVORITE SERIES CONTINUES! After last month’s shocking events, Hella struggles to keep her carefully constructed suburban world from crumbling around her... While Jeremy and Eli attempt to escape the jungles of Mongolia, with the Daughters of Bright Moon hot on their tail, the Jenkins marriage hits a snag as Tia wishes to rejoin the “workforce...” Zari and Sara’s play-date is crashed by an uninvited visitor, and Gio makes an announcement that shocks the world, but none more so than Paul... All that, AND a cliffhanger that will have everyone talking. Don’t miss it! 

 
 
 


 
ADVENTURE TIME: FIONNA AND CAKE #1 (A)
ADVENTURE TIME: FIONNA AND CAKE #1 (B)
ADVENTURE TIME: FIONNA AND CAKE #1 (C)
Written & Drawn by Natasha Allegri
SC, 32 pgs, FC, SRP: $3.99


FAN-FAVORITE ADVENTURE TIME SENSATIONS FIONNA & CAKE ARRIVE TO THE HIT ADVENTURE TIME COMIC!
Join Cake the Cat and Fionna the Human in this totally algebraic new adventure, written and drawn by Fionna & Cake creator and ADVENTURE TIME storyboard artist Natasha Allegri! When Fionna rescues a feral flame boy from a pack of wild fire lions, it starts her on a quest she’ll never forget... Don’t miss out on this sure-to-be INSANELY popular new ADVENTURE TIME mini-series! 




ADVENTURE TIME #12 (A)
ADVENTURE TIME #12 (B)
Written by Ryan North
Drawn by Shelli Paroline, Braden Lamb
SC, 32 pgs, FC, SRP: $3.99



THE HOTTEST ALL-AGES COMIC CELEBRATES ITS ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY! BMO’s sick, but it’s not just any virus...it’s a magical virus! And now, Finn and Jake have to seek out a sorta-no-good-very-bad wizard to set things right! Don’t miss the latest issue of what critics called “the best series of 2012!” 



BRAVEST WARRIORS #4 (A)
BRAVEST WARRIORS #4 (B)
Written by Joey Comeau
Drawn by Mike Holmes
SC, 32 pgs, FC, SRP: $3.99
 
THE NEW SERIES FROM THE CREATOR OF ADVENTURE TIME IS NOW ONGOING! DON’T MISS THE BODACIOUS CONCLUSION TO THE DEBUT ARC!
The Bravest Warriors have to band together to defeat the most nefarious villain of all...Sadness, bro! But Sadness isn’t going down without a weepy fight! The totally awesome comic adaptation of the new show from ADVENTURE TIME creator Pendelton Ward! 



GARFIELD #9 (A)
GARFIELD #9 (B)
Written by Mark Evanier
Drawn by Gary Barker, Dan Davis, Mike DeCarlo
SC, 32 pgs, FC, SRP: $3.99


 
What’s Garfield’s New Year’s Resolution? More lasagna, more pizza, and never ever to wake up on a Monday! Our amazing team returns in 2013 to bring you two more ALL-NEW Garfield stories, and this time they brought along a friend: the legendary artist Al Jaffee, who draws this month’s variant cover! Make sure to reserve your copy today! 


PEANUTS #5 (A)  
PEANUTS #5 (B) 
Written by: Charles M. Schulz,Vicki Scott
Drawn by Charles M. Schulz, Vicki Scott
SC, 32 pgs, FC, SRP: $3.99

 

NOW AN ONGOING SERIES! Peanuts is back for the new year with Snoopy’s most beloved personality taking center stage...The Flying Ace! Will his Sopwith Camel hold up against the Red Baron long enough for Snoopy to make it back to the café for a cold, tall root beer? Charles Schulz’s beloved creations keep going strong with all-new stories mixed in with Schulz original Sunday strips. 

 
 

 SNARKED VOL. 3  
Written & Drawn by Roger Langridge

SC, 112 pgs, FC, SRP: $14.99

Eisner Award-winning creator Roger Langridge (THE MUPPET SHOW, THOR: THE MIGHTY AVENGER) returns as his critically acclaimed series SNARKED comes to its thrilling conclusion! After a perilous high seas journey, our heroes have finally reached their destination: Snark Island. But what dangers will they encounter on their search for the missing Red King? Will Scarlett be able to save the kingdom from the clutches of the dastardly royal advisors? And what will become of the Walrus and the Carpenter? 

 

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