Friday, September 04, 2015

Star Wars Force Friday Sale on comiXology and Amazon’s Kindle Store  
To celebrate Force Friday, comiXology, Amazon’s Kindle Store and Marvel Comics are teaming up to offer some great deals on some fantastic Star Wars graphic novels.

From 9/4 to 9/6, go here to get great deals on comiXology:

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Return to the High Seas with the Oversized 'Cursed Pirate Girl Annual #1'
Cursed Pirate Girl Annual #1 Cover by Jeremy Bastian
Cursed Pirate Girl Annual #1 Cover by Jeremy Bastian
September 4, 2015 (Los Angeles, Calif.) - Archaia, an imprint of award-winning publisher BOOM! Studios, is pleased to announce the October debut of the next chapter of Jeremy Bastian’s swashbuckling adventure, Cursed Pirate Girl Annual #1. This oversized, prestige annual is the first installment of Volume 2 of Cursed Pirate Girl and continues the fiery Cursed Pirate Girl’s journey as she and the young Apollonia search for the pirate girl’s father, one of the pirate captains of the dreaded Omerta Seas.
“Jeremy’s richly detailed artwork is a stunning, beautiful combination of Alice in Wonderland, Pirates of the Caribbean, and 19th-century political cartoons,” said BOOM! Studios Editor-in-Chief Matt Gagnon. “It’s absolutely unlike anything in modern comics, and we’re thrilled to bring the next installment in the Cursed Pirate Girl’s adventure to readers.”
Praise for Cursed Pirate Girl:
“It's easy to get lost inside the pages of Jeremy A. Bastian's...Cursed Pirate Girl. The Michigan-based artist works with ink and a very fine brush to create panels that overflow with tiny details. … It's these intricacies that make a young heroine's quest to find her pirate father all the more magical.” - LA Weekly
“Although this book is in black and white, your eyes overdose on the abundant artwork: quirky characters, wall to wall backgrounds, everything drawn with shading and minutiae. It is an overflowing feast for the eyes.” - Wired
“Bastian’s art captures 19th-century humorous illustration and cartoon styles with deliberate grotesques and complex visual clutter—think Thomas Nast meets Albrecht Dürer...the result is both a beautiful object and an evocative adventure.” - Publisher’s Weekly
Cursed Pirate Girl Annual #1 contains 54 pages of all-new story and arrives in comic shops on October 14th with a cover by series creator Jeremy Bastian for the price of $9.99 under Diamond order code APR151220.

The Final Order Cutoff deadline for retailers is September 21st. Not sure where to find your nearest comic retailer? Use or to find one! It’s also available for order directly from

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.

Wizard World Comic Con Columbus Attendees to Receive 'The Walking Dead #1' Limited Edition Exclusive Variant Cover By Stuart Sayger, September 18-20

‘The X-Files,’ ‘30 Days Of Night’ Artist Has Drawn 17th Cover In 2015 Series Available At Greater Columbus Convention Center For Full-Price Attendees; VIP Fans Get Additional B&W Sketch Cover At Registration

TWD1-Columbus-LO.jpgCOLUMBUS, Ohio, September 4, 2015 -- Wizard World, Inc. (OTCBB: WIZD) and Skybound, Robert Kirkman's imprint at Image Comics, today announced that ‘The X-Files’ and ‘30 Days of Night’ artist Stuart Sayger has drawn the 17th in a yearlong series of Limited Edition Exclusive Variant Covers of The Walking Dead #1 comic, to be provided free to all full-price attendees at Wizard World Comic Con Columbus, September 18-20. Skybound’s The Walking Dead created by Kirkman, the groundbreaking, Eisner Award winning comic book series, continues to captivate audiences worldwide.

The exclusive The Walking Dead #1 edition will be produced in extremely limited quantities and is available at registration to fans at the Greater Columbus Convention Center only while supplies last. VIP attendees will receive an additional black & white sketch version of the comic.

Sayger is best known for his moody atmospheric art. Recent art projects include the "Superman: Man of Steel” movie, as well as a video game adaptation of Robert Kirkman’s “Thief of Thieves” Recent comic book projects consist of various IDW projects including: "The X-Files", “30-Days of Night,” “Robert Rodriguez’s Machete,” and “Bram Stoker’s Death Ship.”

Toy fans may remember Stuart’s work from a two-year run drawing the “Bionicle” comic book based on the popular Lego toy line of the same name. The series was translated to eight different languages and distributed internationally boasting the largest circulation of any comic book in the world.

The artists for future books will be announced as they are selected. A similar series in 2013 featuring exclusives of The Walking Dead #1 proved to be wildly popular with fans. The full schedule of 2015-16 Wizard World shows is available at .

The Wizard World Comic Con Columbus celebrity roster includes “The Walking Dead” stars Sonequa Martin-Green, Emily Kinney, Ross Marquand and Michael Rooker as well as William Shatner (“Star Trek,” “Boston Legal”), David Ramsey (“Arrow”), boxing champion Mike Tyson, Dave Bautista (WWE® Superstar Batista™, Guardians of the Galaxy ), Karl Yune (“Arrow”), Ralph Macchio (The Karate Kid ), Brent Spiner (“Star Trek: The Next Generation,” Independence Day), Adrian Paul (Highlander), Lou Ferrigno (“The Incredible Hulk,” “King of Queens”) and many others.

In addition to Sayger, Artist Alley in Columbus will feature Billy Martin (“TMNT New Animated Adventures,” lead guitarist/keyboardist, Good Charlotte), Rick Burchett (“Green Lantern,” “Wonder Woman”), Harvey Tolibao (“Green Arrow,” “Silver Surfer”), Michael Golden (“Spider-Man,” “Daredevil”), Clinton Hobart (“Disney fine artist”), Gerhard (“Cerebus”) and more.

Wizard World Comic Con events bring together thousands of fans of all ages to celebrate the best in pop-fi, pop culture, movies, graphic novels, cosplay, comics, television, sci-fi, toys, video gaming, gaming, original art, collectibles, contests and more. The 18th of 24 events currently scheduled on the 2015 Wizard World calendar, Columbus show hours are Friday, September 18, 3-8 p.m.; Saturday, September 19, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sunday, September 20, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

For more on the 2015 Wizard World Comic Con Columbus, visit

About Robert Kirkman
Robert Kirkman is the creator of many popular comic books, including the Eisner Award-winning The Walking Dead , long-running Invincible, all-ages Super Dinosaur, and the new exorcism comic, Outcast which was released in June 2014 and recently received a pilot pickup for CINEMAX with Fox International.
Since entering the comics scene with his self-published cult-hit Battle Pope in 2000, the Kentucky native has risen to fame as one of the most successful names in comics and entertainment. In 2008, Kirkman became a partner at Image Comics, and in 2010, he opened Skybound, his own imprint at Image, which publishes his titles as well as other original work.
That same year, Kirkman continued to expand his presence in the entertainment industry, becoming a creator, executive producer and writer on The Walking Dead television show. The show is in production on its fifth season and has become the highest-rated basic cable drama of all time. To date The Walking Dead is the #1 on television among the coveted 18-49 demo.
Kirkman is also slated to executive produce AMC’s upcoming The Walking Dead companion series.
Under the Skybound Entertainment umbrella Kirkman wrapped production on his first feature film, Air, starring The Walking Dead ’s Norman Reedus and Academy Award-nominated actor Djimon Hounsou.

About Skybound Entertainment
Since opening its doors in 2010, Skybound Entertainment has grown into a multiplatform entertainment company. Skybound CEO Robert Kirkman is creator of the award-winning The Walking Dead comic book series, the inspiration for the hit TV show of the same name where he serves as creator and executive producer. To date The Walking Dead is the #1 on television among the coveted 18-49 demo.
Skybound Entertainment and Kirkman just wrapped production on their first feature film, Air, starring The Walking Dead ’s Norman Reedus and Academy Award-nominated actor Djimon Hounsou. The film is slated to be released in the spring of 2015.
Skybound released Kirkman’s new exorcism comic, Outcast , in June 2014 which recently got the green light for a television pilot with CINEMAX and Fox International. Kirkman will serve as creator and executive producer of the series.
Skybound Entertainment and digital entertainment company Maker Studios recently announced a deal for the studio to produce and air four digital series based off Skybound IPs.
Comic book titles published by Skybound include The Walking Dead , the superhero-comic Invincible, all-ages comic Super Dinosaur, the revenge drama Dead Body Road , and heist comic Thief of Thieves.
Skybound also creates a wide range of merchandise, including video games, apparel, board games, and action figures.
For more information, please visit Skybound online at and

About Wizard World (OTCBB: WIZD)
Wizard World, Inc. ( ) produces Comic Cons and pop culture conventions across North America that celebrate the best in pop-fi, pop culture, movies, television, cosplay, comics, graphic novels, toys, video gaming, sci-fi, gaming, original art, collectibles, contests and more. A first-class lineup of topical programming takes place at each event, with celebrity Q&A's, comics-themed sessions, costume contests, movie screenings, evening parties and more. Wizard World has also launched CONtv, a digital media channel in partnership with leading independent content distributor Cinedigm™ (NASDAQ: CIDM), and ComicConBox™, a premium subscription-based monthly box service. Fans can interact with Wizard World on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram and other social media services.

The 2015 Wizard World Comic Con schedule is available at: .

Thursday, September 03, 2015


Catch The Launch Of 6 New Manga Series With Updates To 22 Other Popular Titles And New Digital Bundle Selections

VIZ Media offers manga (graphic novel) fans plenty of fresh options to start their fall reading fun as the company announces a brand new digital update for September. This month will see the digital debut of 4 notable series along with the latest additions to scores of continuing titles and new selections for bundled manga packages that will be made available at substantial savings over the regular individual digital MSRPs.

New series digital debuts for the month include love and laughs in KOMOMO CONFISERIE and CHOCOLATE COSMOS, harem hijinks in GUARDIAN HEARTS and SABER MARIONETTE J along with the one-shot fun of RIZELMINE and the action series launch of CLAMP SCHOOL DETECTIVES, which are all available as digital exclusives from VIZ Media.

The company’s Digital Manga Bundle Promotion also continues throughout September and offers manga readers specially curated selections each containing multiple full volumes from critically acclaimed and legacy titles. The latest manga bundle selections feature KEKKAISHI, PSYREN and WORLD TRIGGER and are available to readers for a limited time exclusively from and through the comiXology platform.

Other important updates for September include new digital additions for 22 other continuing VIZ Media series. Included in this update are not-to-be-missed volumes for shojo series such as KISS OF THE ROSE PRINCESS (Vol. 6), TOKYO BOYS AND GIRLS (Vol. 2) and SKIP BEAT (Vol. 35), along with new installments for sci-fi and action-oriented series such as SAMURAI GIRL REAL BOUT HIGH SCHOOL (Vol. 3), SERAPH OF THE END (Vol. 6), SGT FROG (Vol. 17), and YU-GI-OH! ZEXAL (Vol. 7). Manga series receiving their concluding volumes this month will include the finales for GRENADIER (Vols. 6 & 7) and GIRLS BRAVO.

New September 2015 Digital Manga Series Debuts:

KOMOMO CONFISERIE, Vol. 1 · Rated ‘T’ for Teens ·
DIGITAL MSRP: $6.99 (U.S. / CAN) · Available Now!  
As a little girl, Komomo Ninomiya delighted in picking on Natsu Azumi, the son of her family’s pastry chef. Ten years later, when the family fortune is lost and she has no place to live, Komomo encounters Natsu again in her hour of need. Now that Natsu is a master pastry chef in his own right, he’ll help Komomo – but only if she works for him at his new confiserie!

RIZELMINE (One-Shot) · Rated ‘T’ for Teens ·
DIGITAL MSRP: $4.99 (U.S. / CAN) · Available September 8th
15-year-old Iwaki Tomonori is in for a surprise when he returns home one day to find the government has married him to the first genetically engineered human, Rizelmine!

GUARDIAN HEARTS, Vol. 1 · Rated ‘T +’ for Older Teens ·
DIGITAL MSRP: $4.99 (U.S. / CAN) · Available September 15th!  
Beautiful girls with superpowers...all in love with you! What more could a guy want?!

CHOCOLATE COSMOS, Vol. 1 · Rated ‘T’ for Teens ·
DIGITAL MSRP: $4.99 (U.S. / CAN) · Available September 22nd!  
Fifteen-year old Sayuki Sakurai is a girly-girl at heart, but her sharp tongue and equally sharp gaze send most boys running! Determined to nab herself a hot summer romance during the holidays, Sayuki visits the beach and meets a cute guy who cheers her up after an awkward situation. She returns to school with confidence and as luck would have it... that cute guy is her Home Economics teacher! Dodging what love and life have in store, Sayuki is in for one roller coaster of a school year...

CLAMP SCHOOL DETECTIVES, Vol. 1 · Rated ‘A’ for All Ages ·
DIGITAL MSRP: $4.99 (U.S. / CAN) · Available September 22nd!  
Welcome to the CLAMP School, Japan's most prestigious place of learning--home to prodigies, wunderkinds and young geniuses of every make and model. In a world where the average student is smarter than the teachers, how then can the top students challenge their intellects? Why by creating a detective service, of course!

SABER MARIONETTE J, Vol. 1 · Rated ‘T+’ for Older Teens ·
DIGITAL MSRP: $4.99 (U.S. / CAN) · Available September 29th!  
On a world without women, the surviving men have fashioned curvaceous androids in the female form. Called Marionettes, they are built for one purpose--to obey man's every whim...except one.

Readers can enjoy all of these new manga titles that are available on and the VIZ MANGA App for the iPad®, iPhone® and iPod® touch, Android-powered smart phones and tablets. The titles also may be purchased through the Nook, Kindle, Kobo, comiXology, iBooks and GooglePlay stores. These dynamic digital platforms offer fans the opportunity to explore and enjoy a massive catalog of new and classic manga titles that spans over 2,700 volumes across more than 235 different series.

The free VIZ Manga App continues to be the top application for reading digital manga and features a massive library of the most popular series in the world. Through the innovative VIZ Manga digital platform registered users are able to use one account to view their purchased manga across more devices than ever. New series and volumes are added every Tuesday. Fans can also find these titles and more for the NOOK, Kindle Fire, and Kobo eReaders, as well as in the comiXology, iBooks and Google Play Stores.

Most manga volumes are available for purchase and download in the U.S. and Canada within the VIZ Manga application starting from only $4.99 (U.S. / CAN) each. Readers can also explore free Chapter 1 previews of every series. For more information, please visit or

To learn more about VIZ Manga, please visit

Don’t Miss The Latest SAILOR MOON SUPER S Episodes, New NARUTO SHIPPUDEN Weekly Simulcasts and more!

VIZ Media keeps the anime action running hot for the remainder of the summer as it details new content for its Neon Alley streaming platform for September.

The magical girl anime adventure of SAILOR MOON SUPER S continues the must-see fourth season of the legendary series with 2 new subtitled episodes set to premiere every Monday throughout the month. Catch a total of 8 episodes during September beginning with Episodes 138 and 139 on September 7th.

NARUTO SHIPPUDEN digital simulcasts also offer Neon Alley viewers the newest adventures of the world’s most popular ninja with subtitled streams of the latest action packed episodes straight from Japan every Thursday. Catch Episode 426 on September 3rd, followed by Episode 427 & 428 on September 10th, Episode 429 on September 17th and Episode 430 on September 24th. Additional English dubbed NARUTO action from earlier seasons of the series also continues this month with the premiere of Season 4 Episodes 180-192, which are available to stream now in their entirety.

The latest September 2015 update is further highlighted by new episodes from additional top-rated VIZ Media anime properties including:

·         Catch the Neon Alley run of this gripping anime series based on the smash hit manga about a boy that discovers the amazing Japanese strategy game of Go with the help of the ghost of an ancient Go master. 
·         Hikaru Shindo is like any sixth-grader in Japan: a pretty normal kid with a two-tone head of hair and a penchant for antics. His life completely changes when he finds an old bloodstained Go board in his grandfather’s attic. The ghost of an ancient Go master named Fujiwara-no-Sai was trapped in the board and soon becomes a part of Hikaru’s consciousness. Together Hikaru and Sai make an unstoppable Go-playing team!
·         HIKARU NO GO Season 1 Episodes 1-15 and Season 2 Episodes 16-25 (dubbed) are available to stream throughout the month!

·         The supernatural action of KEKKAISHI continues in September with the streaming premiere of dubbed Episodes 27-39.
·         Mystical forces are powerful in the region called Karasumori. For over 400 years, it has been the duty of a clan of Kekkaishi – barrier masters – to guard the land, exterminating the supernatural beasts which appear there night after night. Yoshimori Sumimura is a 14-year-old student at Karasumori School. Following in the tradition that's come down through the generations, he is the twenty-second Kekkaishi of the Sumimura clan. But he’s constantly fighting with his rival, Tokine Yukimura – his childhood friend and also a Kekkaishi – about who is the rightful heir to the magical barrier arts. Protecting people from danger while growing stronger himself, Yoshimori will battle the forces of evil again tonight!

Neon Alley is VIZ Media’s consolidated online destination for FREE streaming anime content in the U.S. with over 3,700 subtitled and English dubbed episodes and movies from more than 32 series! Neon Alley also reaches an expansive on-demand U.S.-based audience on Hulu, which enables viewers to watch shows anytime, anywhere across devices including Xbox One, PlayStation®4 (PS4™), Roku, Roku TV, Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, Google Chromecast, and mobile devices. A full list of Hulu -enabled devices can be found at

Additional information on Neon Alley is available at: and