Friday, August 07, 2015

Dynamite Launches New Mystery! Masks! Dynamite Pulps! StoryBundle Promotion

Proceeds To Benefit Two Charitable Organizations,The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund And Girls Write Now

August 7th 2015 - New York, NY - Dynamite Entertainment is once again teaming up with StoryBundle, the unique literature bundling site known for its support of indie authors, to host an all-new comic book and graphic novel promotion that will allow readers to purchase over 1,500 pages worth of Pulp-inspired stories from Dynamite Entertainment with "Pay What You Want" purchasing power beginning at $5.00 during its Mystery! Masks! Dynamite Pulps! Promotion.  A portion of the proceeds will be contributed to two very important charitable organizations, the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund and Girls Write Now. The bundle is available on the website
StoryBundle will offer a fixed set of Dynamite comics featuring iconic characters like from The Shadow to The Spider, Doc Savage, Masquarade, Miss Fury and more, in a bundle, but available only for a limited time. Fans and newcomers are empowered to decide how much they want to pay for each bundle. Additional books will be unlocked when the purchaser achieves the bonus threshold. StoryBundle has already sold hundreds of thousands of books through its popular horror, fantasy, video game and sci-fi book bundles, and welcomes its huge audience to expand their reading experience to include these newly-offered Dynamite digital stories. 
The first tier of the all-new Dynamite StoryBundle, unlocked with a minimum purchase, includes the following graphic novels, and comprises over 720 pages of great comic storytelling:

   The Avenger Special 2014: The Television Killers
   Codename Action
   Noir tradepaperback Featuring Miss Fury, Black Sparrow & special guest The Shadow
   Zorro Vol 2: Clashing Blades
   The Spider Vol 1: Terror Of The Zombie Queen
The second tier of the Dynamite StoryBundle, unlocked upon reaching a $15.00 threshold, includes the following omnibus editions, increasing the total page count to over 1,500:
  The Shadow Vol 1: The Fires Of Creation
   Doc Savage Omnibus
   Lady Zorro
   Black Terror Vol 1
"The Mystery! Masks! Dynamite Pulps! StoryBundle is a great way for fans to check out some of our top titles," says Nick Barrucci, CEO and Publisher of Dynamite Entertainment. "Whether they grew-up with characters like The Shadow, Miss Fury, or any of our wonderful Pulp characters, or they have only just begun their journey into the seedy underbelly of crime noir comics this is a great way to check out some fantastic stories. The vast number of titles we're offering in our latest Storybundle is perfect for fans from all walks of life."
StoryBundle founder Jason Chen says, "Part of the proceeds from the Mystery! Masks! Dynamite Pulps! StoryBundle promotion will contribute to two charitable organizations, the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund and Girls Write Now. The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund is a non-profit organization dedicated to the protection of the First Amendment rights of the comics art form and its community of retailers, creators, publishers, librarians, and readers. Girls Write Now is the first organization in the country with a writing and mentoring model exclusively for girls, dedicated to providing the guidance, support, and opportunities for underserved high school girls to develop their creative, independent voices, and write their way to a better future."
Fans and curious newcomers are encouraged to visit beginning Tuesday, August 8th to take advantage of the Masks! Mystery! Dynamite Pulps! bundle hosted by StoryBundle.

About Dynamite Entertainment:
Dynamite was founded in 2004 and is home to several best-selling comic book titles and properties, including The Boys, The Shadow, Red Sonja,Warlord of Mars, Bionic Man, A Game of Thrones, and more.  Dynamite owns and controls an extensive library with over 3,000 characters (which includes the Harris Comics and Chaos Comics properties), such as Vampirella, Pantha, Evil Ernie, Smiley the Psychotic Button, Chastity, and Peter Cannon: Thunderbolt.  In addition to their critically-acclaimed titles and bestselling comics, Dynamite works with some of the most high profile creators in comics and entertainment, including Kevin Smith, Alex Ross, Neil Gaiman, Andy Diggle, John Cassaday, Garth Ennis, Jae Lee, Marc Guggenheim, Mike Carey, Jim Krueger, Greg Pak, Brett Matthews, Matt Wagner, Gail Simone, Steve Niles, James Robinson, and a host of up-and-coming new talent.  Dynamite is consistently ranked in the upper tiers of comic book publishers and several of their titles - including Alex Ross and Jim Krueger's Project Superpowers - have debuted in the Top Ten lists produced by Diamond Comics Distributors.  In 2005, Diamond awarded the company a GEM award for Best New Publisher and another GEM in 2006 for Comics Publisher of the Year (under 5%) and again in 2011.  The company has also been nominated for and won several industry awards, including the prestigious Harvey and Eisner Awards.

About StoryBundle:
StoryBundle was created to give a platform for independent authors to showcase their work, and a source of quality titles for thirsty readers. StoryBundle works with authors to create bundles of ebooks that can be purchased by readers at their desired price. Before starting StoryBundle, Founder Jason Chen covered technology and software as an editor for and For more information, visit the official website at, follow the Twitter account @storybundle, and follow StoryBundle on Facebook and Google Plus. For press inquiries, please email


PORTLAND, Oregon Aug. 4, 2015 – Oni Press, Portland’s premier independent comic book publisher, announced today a new release date for the next chapter in the Hopeless Savages series. Hopeless Savages Break will now release in November 2015. Originally slated for August, the title’s release date has shifted due to a production delay.
“Nobody is more eager to have the Hopeless Savages back on bookshelves than me,” commented Oni Press editor in chief James Lucas Jones. “While this delay is unfortunate, it’s allowed us to bring fans the best book possible, and in the end that’s the most important thing.”

Anticipation for this title has been high, with a string of luminary creators coming out to praise it as an influence. Kieron Gillen (The Wicked + The Divine) named Hopeless Savages “One of those big early-00s influences on team Phonogram.” Rachel Edidin of Wired implores comic fans, “You should read everything Jen Van Meter writes always… but you should especially read Hopeless Savages.” Oni Press is committed to delivering a worthwhile successor to this renowned series and excited to share this next chapter from the talented team of original series creator Jen Van Meter, artist Meredith McClaren (Hinges), and featuring art by original series artist Christine Norrie.

“I’m so excited to get Break out there and into the hands of everyone who’s been looking forward to it,” adds creator Jen Van Meter. “I’m also thrilled to be working with a team that is deeply committed to it getting out there with everything about the book just right. I’m so pleased with this book, and I know we’ll all be happily rewarded for a little more patience.”

Hopeless Savages Break continues the story of fan-favorite protagonist Zero and her punk rock family. Zero finds herself in college and thoroughly hating it, though an upcoming tour with her band The Dusted Bunnies promises to rejuvenate her spirits. But when a rival band threatens to end the tour early, and without her family, Zero is in no position to fight back.

About Oni Press

Oni Press has been Portland’s premier indie comic book publisher since 1997. Home to a range of rad comics including Scott Pilgrim, The Sixth Gun, Stumptown, Princess Ugg, Letter 44 and The Bunker, Oni Press strives to create comics for you.
Baltimore Comic-Con Announces 2015 Costume Contest Details and Changes

BALTIMORE, MARYLAND - August 7, 2015 - The Baltimore Comic-Con -- being held Friday, September 25th through Sunday, September 27th, 2015 at the Baltimore Convention Center -- and Stylin Online "Tower of T-shirts"proudly present the highly-demanded and hugely popular Annual Costume Contest. And this year, we've made some great changes!
The Baltimore Comic-Con Costume Contest is one of the most popular events at the show, attracting fans from far and wide who come to dress up as their favorite characters, show off their hard work in creating fantastic-looking costumes, or to observe and/or photograph costumed attendees -- just look at our Facebook photos from previous years!
This year, the adult costume contest is being held on Saturday, September 26th and will be split into amateur and professional contests. The professional contest will have a $10 entrance fee and a $1,000 grand prize. The amateur adult costume contest will have a $5 entrance fee and a $500 grand prize.
The children's costume contest will be held on Sunday, September 27th and will have no entry fee and a $100 grand prize.
2015's prize packages include:
  • Overall Best Costume
    • $1,000 Grand Prize in Cash for Professional and $500.00 in Cash for the Amateur grand prize
  • Prizes in each of the streamlined Professional Adult categories:
    BCC Costume Contest 2013 Winners
    • $250 in cash for 1st Place
    • $150 in cash for 2nd Place
    • $100 in cash for 3rd Place
  • Prizes in each of the streamlined Amateur Adult categories:
    • $150 Gift Certificate for 1st Place
    • $75 Gift Certificate for 2nd Place
    • $50 Gift Certificate for 3rd Place
  • Group category (winning groups divide prize amount between members)
    • $200 Gift Certificate for 1st Place
    • $150 Gift Certificate for 2nd Place
  • Fan-Favorite as voted on by those in attendance for the Costume Contest:
    • $150 Gift Certificate
  • Kids Prizes in each of the Newborn to Age 11 and Age 12 to Age 17 categories:
    • Grand prize $100 in cash
    • $75 Gift Certificate for 1st Place
    • $50 Gift Certificate for 2nd Place
    • $20 Gift Certificate for 3rd Place
Each winner will also receive free admittance to the Baltimore Comic-Con in 2016!
Adult Categories have a $10 (professional) or $5 (amateur) entry fee per person and, as always, kids up to age 17 can enter the costume contest for free.
"We're thrilled that is back this year at the Baltimore Comic-Con, both exhibiting in the show hall with their awesome Tower of T-Shirts and as a sponsor for this year's Costume Contest!" said Marc Nathan, promoter of the Baltimore Comic-Con. is the Premier Pop Culture Clothing Superstore on the web. With such a great selection, it is easy to pick something out to show your true passion from super-heroes, TV, or the latest movies on a t-shirt, hat, hoodie, or even a singing Soft Kitty! So stop by and see's Tower of T-shirts at the Baltimore Comic-Con or online anytime and come help them support all of the Costume Contest winners!
General Admission and VIP Package tickets for Weekend, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, as well as the Harvey Awards, are now on sale! Visit for more information and to purchase your advanced tickets now, and as always, kids 10 and under get into the show free with a paid adult General Admission! 

In the coming weeks, look for more announcements from the Baltimore Comic-Con. We are looking forward to highlighting our guests, the Harvey Awards, industry exclusives, and programming. The latest developments can always be found on our website, Twitter, and Facebook pages.

Thursday, August 06, 2015

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JUNE and JERUZALEM To Premiere at Chicago Festival
CHICAGO, Illinois (August 6, 2015) – The second annual Bruce Campbell Horror Film Festival presented by Wizard World, running August 20 – 23 at the Muvico Theater in Rosemont, Illinois (9701 Bryn Mawr Ave., Rosemont), is proud to announce the addition of two more films to the already bursting schedule.
June, starring Casper Van Dien (Starship Troopers) and Kennedy Brice (The Walking Dead), tells the story of nine-year-old June (Brice), who has been shuffled in and out of foster homes for years. Though she tries to be good, no matter where she goes a trail of chaos and terror seems to follow. It’s only when June is sent to live with a new couple, Lily and Dave (Van Dien) that it looks as if things might finally work out. Except this innocent child with the face of an angel is possessed by an ancient, malevolent entity that has hijacked her soul. June enjoys its North American Premiere on Friday August 21.
On Sunday August 23, JeruZalem will hold its U.S. Premiere. Two American girls on vacation follow a mysterious and handsome anthropology student on a trip to Jerusalem. The party is cut short when the trio are caught in the middle of a biblical apocalypse. Trapped between the ancient walls of the holy city, the three travelers must survive long enough to find a way out as the fury of hell is unleashed upon them. JeruZalem is directed by Doron Paz and Yoav Paz, and stars Yael Grobglas, Yon Tumarkin and Danielle Jadelyn.
Films will screen at the Muvico Rosemont 18, 9701 Bryn Mawr Ave., mere blocks from the Wizard World convention hall. Screenings are free for Wizard World Comic Con Chicago badge-holders (space permitting), and a limited number of festival badges and single tickets are available for fans who are not registered for Wizard World.
Festival badges are on sale for $66.60, and single screening tickets are available for $12. To purchase badges or tickets and view Festival schedule updates, visit

A gritty new ongoing series blending breakneck action with occult undertones
Award-winning playwright and This American Life personality Sean Lewis teams up with red-hot artist Benjamin Mackey for an all-new ongoing series in SAINTS. Dexter-style action collides with a Preacher-esque sensibility in this crime-horror series that will launch on October 7th.
SAINTS begins when Blaise, Lucy, and Sebastian discover a Holy War is erupting and they, unwittingly, are the next generation of Saints poised to fight for a heaven that God has abandoned.
“I was drawn in the moment Ben pitched the idea to me: 'What if the Patron Saints returned to earth and their martyrdom became their superpower,” said Lewis. “I had gone to Catholic school, I'm first generation Irish-American, really deep in religious guilt—I thought it was brilliant. It's been the most fun I've had writing something because it deals with things I'm really interested in. Deep things like what people believe in and why, but also funny and frivolous things like heavy metal. The book is thoughtful, for sure, but also insanely funny. Kind of like a Dogma on steroids. That's what makes it a joy."
Mackey added: “In Saints, you have these characters, housing the souls of revered religious martyrs, that still need to eat, sleep, drink, and figure out what the hell is going on in their lives. I want to capture this balance of the contemporary mundanity with a classical sense of the monumental. Drawing on inspiration from John Singer Sargent, Giambattista Tiepolo, David Lynch, 19 Kids and Counting, Eastern Orthodox Icons, and Slipknot… I hope to create a visual milieu that although clean and simple on surface, houses a much more tumultuous interior life.”
The occult rises in this spectacular, action-packed new series that promises heavy metal, sex, and deadly one-liners at every turn.
SAINTS #1 (Diamond Code: AUG150481) will be available on Wednesday, October 7th. Final Order Cutoff deadline for retailers is Monday, September 14th.
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, fantasy, romance, horror, crime fiction, historical fiction, humor and more by the finest artists and writers working in the medium today. For more information, visit
Something Wicked This Way Comes to Archaia in 'Toil and Trouble'

Toil and Trouble Main Cover
Toil and Trouble Main Cover by Kyla Vanderklugt

Toil and Trouble 10 Years Cover
Toil and Trouble 10 Years Cover by Meredith McClaren (full wraparound image shown)

Toil and Trouble Incentive Cover
Toil and Trouble Incentive Cover by Haemi Jang
August 6, 2015 (Los Angeles, Calif.) - Archaia, an imprint of award-winning publisher BOOM! Studios, invites readers to look behind the scenes of Shakespeare’s Macbeth to see who wields the real power in the new, original limited series Toil and Trouble. Mairghread Scott (Transformers: Windblade) and debut artists Kelly & Nichole Matthews reinvent the famous tragedy by putting the power in the hands of the three witches as they control the destiny of a king and the fate of Scotland.
Toil and Trouble takes the coolest parts of Shakespeare’s Macbeth and flips it around to show how these three powerful witches were pulling the strings the whole time,” said BOOM! Studios Editor-in-Chief Matt Gagnon. “Mairghread has crafted a story of three incredible women whose desires will shape a country’s destiny, and Kelly and Nichole infuse that story with beautiful, lush artwork crackling with magic. I think even the Bard himself would co-sign this.”
The three Fates—Riata, Cait, and Smertae—have always been guiding and protecting Scotland unseen, indirectly controlling the line of kings according to the old religion. When there is a disagreement in the sisterhood, Riata and Smertae will use men as pawns, and Smertae will direct Macbeth to a crown he was never meant to have.
“[Toil and Trouble is] a gorgeously drawn story of a battle for ancient Scotland, that is secretly watched over by three feuding witches and their familiars," tweeted writer Gail Simone (Red Sonja, Secret Six), who got to read an advance copy. "Absolutely one of my favorite new books. I can't wait for the next issue, it feels like a TOP-NOTCH fantasy novel, but with adorable art."
Toil and Trouble #1 (of 6) (formerly The Third Witch) arrives in comic shops on September 2nd with a main cover by Kyla Vanderklugt (Jim Henson’s The Storyteller: Witches) for the price of $3.99 under Diamond order code JUL151089. Also available in a limited quality is a 10 Years incentive cover by Meredith McClaren, and a retailer incentive cover by Haemi Jang (Clive Barker’s Next Testament).

The Final Order Cutoff deadline for retailers is August 10th. Not sure where to find your nearest comic retailer? Use or to find one! Fans can print out, fill in, and bring in the order form below to their local comic shop. (Please note that most shops will require payment in advance.) It’s also available for order directly from

Toil and Trouble Order Form

Founded by Ross Richie in 2005, Diamond Gem Award-winning “Best Publisher” BOOM! Studios ( generates a constellation of best-selling Eisner and Harvey Award-winning original and licensed comic books and graphic novels with the industry’s top talent. BOOM! Studios is comprised of four distinct imprints. The original Studios imprint is home to Mike Carey's Suicide Risk; James Tynion IV's The Woods; Mark Waid's Irredeemable; Sons of Anarchy; and Big Trouble in Little China. Steven Grant’s graphic novel 2 Guns was released as a feature film from Universal Pictures, starring Denzel Washington and Mark Wahlberg. BOOM!’s all-ages imprint KaBOOM! publishes Charles Schulz’ Peanuts; Jim Davis’ Garfield; Cartoon Network’s Adventure Time, Regular Show, The Amazing World of Gumball, and Steven Universe; Mike Kunkel’s Herobear and the Kid; and Natasha Allegri's Bee and PuppyCat. BOOM!'s experimental imprint BOOM! Box publishes The Midas Flesh and Lumberjanes. In June 2013, BOOM! acquired Archaia Entertainment ( Archaia is the Eisner and Harvey Award-winning graphic novel publisher of Mouse Guard, Cow Boy, Gunnerkrigg Court, Rust, and Jim Henson’s Tale of Sand. In October 2013, BOOM! Studios entered into a unique first-look relationship with 20th Century Fox, giving the studio access to its library of titles and giving the publisher access to Fox's vast catalog of films. In August 2014, BOOM! Studios began a similar first-look relationship with 20th Century Fox TV to develop properties for the small screen.

Wednesday, August 05, 2015

Sugar Gamers Official Media Partner for Wizard World Chicago Comic Con

(Chicago, IL, August 5th)  Chicago based fandom community Sugar Gamers announced today that they are official media partners with Wizard World Chicago Comic Con. For more information and tickets to the show, please follow this link:

Sugar Gamers will be interviewing fans, cosplayers, gamers, artists, at their booth and giving away prizes.  Creators who want to schedule an interview should contact  Originally a community for female gamers, Sugar Gamers has evolved into a nationwide organization of communicators in the worlds of tech, fashion, and gaming. Want to learn more about them? Click here to check out their mission statement. Wizard World Chicago runs from August 20th- 23rd at the Rosemont convention center.

“Our members come in all shapes and sizes, colors and interests,” explains Head Sugar Gamer Keisha Howard. “We started out all ladies, but have a budding male contingent, rounding out our group. Everyone is welcome.”

 Want to start the Sugar Gamers fun early? Want to win tickets to Wizard World? You are in luck! Sugar Gamers will be hosting a "Closet Cosplay" event to get us all warmed up for Wizard World Chicago.
As the name suggests, look in your closet and use what you have to recreate a character or create an original character. This will be a cosplay contest with over $500 worth of prizes to giveaway, including tickets to Wizard World!
August 15 starting at 8-12pm
4437 N Broadway St, Chicago, IL 60640
To RSVP, please email
$5 entry

Want to become part of Sugar Gamers? You can! Visit to get involved.

About Sugar Gamers:

Sugar Gamers was founded in 2009 by Keisha Howard. She wanted to meet women with interests and ideas similar to her own, so she went on this adventure to not only find them, but unite them. Though our community isn’t one of hardcore pro-gamers- we have been recognized by companies such as Twin Galaxies and have received awards for our innovations and positive contributions to the gaming and technology communities.

Mission statement:The approach that Sugar Gamers takes to this industry sets us worlds apart from our counterparts. We value real life interactions just as much as our online community. We work diligently to have events that make the fun of “geek” culture come alive while being surrounded by remarkable and unique individuals.

Monsters And Teen Angst Collide In Sui Ishida’s Bestselling Series Available Now In Print And Digitally; Sample A Special Extended Online Digital Excerpt Available For A Limited Time!!

VIZ Media gives fans and readers the creeps – for free – as it offers a special TOKYO GHOUL digital manga (graphic novel) sampler!

For a limited time, readers can visit to read an extended excerpt from Sui Ishida’s acclaimed horror series about the dark world of the flesh-eating Ghouls that live in secret all around us.

VIZ Media publishes TOKYO GHOUL (rated ‘T+’ for Older Teens) in print and also offers the series digitally first on and the VIZ Manga App and worldwide via the Nook, Kobo, Kindle, iBooks, comiXology, and GooglePlay stores. TOKYO GHOUL Volume 1 is available now; Volume 2 is available now digitally and debuts in print on August 18th; TOKYO GHOUL Volume 3 is available now from digital partners. Check select partner sites for specific availability.

Ghouls live among us, the same as normal people in every way – except their craving for human flesh. Ken Kaneki is an ordinary college student until a violent encounter turns him into the first half-human half-ghoul hybrid. Trapped between two worlds, he must survive Ghoul turf wars, learn more about Ghoul society and master his new powers.

In the forthcoming TOKYO GHOUL Vol. 2, unable to discard his humanity but equally unable to suppress his Ghoul hunger, Ken finds salvation in the kindness of friendly Ghouls who teach him how to pass as human and eat flesh humanely. But recent upheavals in Ghoul society attract the police like wolves to prey, and they don’t discriminate between conscientious and ravenous Ghouls.

Manga creator Sui Ishida was born in Fukuoka, Japan. TOKYO GHOUL won him the Young Jump 113th Grand Prix award in 2010 and was debuted as a series in Japan in Weekly Shonen Jump magazine in 2011. The popular manga also was adapted into a widely watched anime series in 2014.

To view a trailer for TOKYO GHOUL, please visit For additional information on the series and other manga and anime titles published by VIZ Media, please visit


TOKYO GHOUL © 2011 by Sui Ishida/SHUEISHA Inc.



The 3-Disc Collection ($39.95srp) from one of the longest-running shows in
TV History, Includes 5 Episodes Never Released at Retail, Featuring Country Superstars such as Buck Owens, Roy Clark, Tammy Wynette, Merle Haggard, Conway Twitty, Hank Williams Jr. and Loretta Lynn; Exclusive Interviews, Hee Haw Laffs, Special Comedy Selections and More!


FAIRFAX, VA - Pickin' and grinnin', singin' and spinnin' tall tales and corny jokes, the citizens of Kornfield Kounty landed on television in 1969 with the arrival of HEE HAW as a summer replacement series for The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour.  Each week, co-hosts Buck Owens and Roy Clark and the cast of comedians and musicians welcomed the biggest stars in country music to perform their songs and help deliver the legendary corny one-liners.  Though a hit, CBS dropped the show in 1971 in an attempt to "de-countrify" the network's programming; however, it was quickly picked up and became the longest-running weekly syndicated series in television history.  And, this September, Time Life invites home audiences back to rural Kornfield Kounty for some timeless, down-home entertainment with THE HEE HAW COLLECTION.

The 3-disc collection features 5 episodes never-before-available at retail.  These vintage episodes from the late 60s and early 70s, rarely seen since their original broadcasts, feature all the Kornfield Kounty regulars and their hilarious comedy plus country legends like Conway Twitty performing "Hello Darlin'," Merle Haggard singing his classic "Okie from Muskogie," Donna Fargo performing "Funny Face," Tammy Wynette performing her #1 hit "Ways to Love a Man," an unforgettable duet with Conway Twitty and Loretta Lynn performing "Pickin' Wild Mountain Berries," plus other country legends like Charlie Rich, Hank Williams Jr. and many other chart-toppers; gospel classics "I Saw the Light" and "I'll Fly Away" with Tennessee Ernie Ford and of course, even more country classics from HEE HAW co-hosts Buck Owens and Roy Clark.  The collection, certain to thrill any Kornfield Kounty denizen or classic TV aficionado, also includes bonus interviews with show regulars including Roy Clark, Lulu Roman, George Lindsey, Charlie McCoy and Jim and John Hager.  Additional bonus programming includes all-time favorite comedy from the early years in "Hee Haw Laffs," featuring "Board Fence," "Cornfield," "Moonshiners," "Doctor Spot," "Old Philosopher," "General Store,"  "Haystack," "Schoolhouse" and other knee-slappers.

Conceived as a rural alternative to Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In, HEE HAW honed in on country music and rural Southern culture.With Clark and Owens co-hosting, Minnie Pearl, Grandpa Jones, Archie Campbell and the rest of the HEE HAW gang traded knee-slappers and gut-busting one-liners in memorable sketches including "Doc Campbell," "PFFT! You Was Gone" and "Gordie's General Store"-- as well as the all-time favorites "Rindercella" and "Trigonometry" and the unforgettable menagerie of animated donkeys and pigs.  And because HEE HAW was a favorite stop for country's greatest stars, the show featured hundreds of performances by top country stars at the peaks of their careers, like Johnny Cash, Dolly Parton, Kenny Rogers, George Jones, Waylon Jennings, Hank Williams Jr. and so many more.  Though the last "new" episode aired in 1992, HEE HAW remains one of the longest-running and best loved television variety shows of all time.

In addition to this latest DVD release, HEE HAW is getting the Broadway treatment with the world premiere of the new musical Moonshine: That HeeHaw Musical September 2 at Dallas Theater Center.  The musical distills the spirit of the iconic television series and bottles it into an original musical comedy.   Set in present-day Kornfield Kounty, this highly anticipated show introduces a new generation of irresistible characters as it tells the story of Misty Mae, the ultimate hometown girl who heads to the big city and returns home with her slick city-boy beau.  Featuring an original score by Grammy® Best New Artist nominee Brandy Clark and Grammy® Award winning songwriter/producer Shane McAnally (two of today's most critically acclaimed country music singer/songwriters) and a book by Robert Horn, the musical adds an exciting new chapter to the long-running HEE HAW story.

For true HEE HAW fans, Time Life will also be releasing several exclusive sets, only available online at or by calling 1-800-950-7887.  The direct response HEE-HAW COLLECTION offers either 11 episodes across 8 DVDs or 23 episodes across 14 DVDs, for approximately $100 or $190, respectively.  Both sets arrive with hours of bonus programming including in-depth interviews and Hee Haw comedy classics.

All rights and trademarks for HEE HAW are owned by Gaylord Program Services, Inc. whose parent company, Ryman Hospitality Properties, Inc. (NYSE:RHP), is based in Nashville, Tennessee.