Friday, August 05, 2016


Hit Supernatural Thriller Series Set to Premiere Halloween Week, Wednesday, November 2

Created by Brannon Braga and Adam Simon, Series Stars Janet Montgomery, Shane West, Seth Gabel, Ashley Madekwe, Tamzin Merchant, Elise Eberle, Iddo Goldberg, Joe Doyle,
Oliver Bell and Newcomer Samuel Roukin

Marilyn Manson as Thomas Dinley in WGN America’s “Salem”

View the teaser trailer here

LOS ANGELES, August 5, 2016 – WGN America announced today that the highly anticipated season three of their spellbinding original drama series “Salem” will premiere Halloween week, Wednesday, November 2. The network also revealed a first-look photo of this season’s guest star, legendary artist Marilyn Manson, along with a bloody and chilling teaser trailer featuring Manson who portrays “Thomas Dinley,” a barber and surgeon who is the go-to man in Salem for everything from a shave and a haircut to being leeched, bled, sliced open or sewn up.  

The third season of “Salem” dawns with the triumph of the witches' plan to remake the New World by bringing the devil to earth and making Salem his capital.  But the devil is a liar, and instead of a New World free from murderous Puritan hypocrisy, his own plan will bring nothing but death and slavery with the ultimate aim of leading humanity to destroy itself.  And there's only one person on earth who can beat the devil -- the very witch that birthed him, his mother, Mary Sibley.  The only problem is—she's dead.  Or is she?

“Salem” stars Janet Montgomery ("Human Target," "Made in Jersey") as Mary Sibley, Shane West ("Nikita," "ER") as Captain John Alden, Seth Gabel ("Arrow," "Fringe") as Cotton Mather, Ashley Madekwe ("Revenge") as Tituba, Tamzin Merchant ("Jane Eyre") as Anne Hale, Elise Eberle ("The Astronaut Farmer") as Mercy Lewis, Iddo Goldberg ("Mob City") as Isaac Walton, Joe Doyle ("Raw") as Baron Sebastian Marburg, Oliver Bell ("The Saint") as Mary’s son and renowned recording-artist Marilyn Manson guest stars as Thomas Dinley. New this season is Samuel Roukin (“Turn”) as The Sentinel.

Created and written by Brannon Braga and Adam Simon, “Salem" is executive produced by Braga, Simon, Kelly Souders, Brian Peterson and The Firm’s Jeff Kwatinetz and Josh Barry.  The series is produced by Fox 21 Television Studios.        

“Salem” on Twitter and YouTube @SalemWGNA. 

“Salem” Cast on Twitter:
Janet Montgomery: @jayrmonty
Shane West: @ShaneWest
Seth Gabel: @sethgabel
Ashley Madekwe: @smashleybell
Tamzin Merchant: @tamzinmerchant
Elise Eberle: @eliseeberle
Iddo Goldberg: @IddoG
Joe Doyle: @royal_doyle
Samuel Roukin: @samuelroukin

WGN America and Tribune Studios
WGN America, the flagship entertainment network of Tribune Media Company (NYSE: TRCO) is nationally distributed in nearly 80 million homes via cable, satellite and telco, with high-quality entertainment programming including the breakout hit series “Outsiders,” “Underground” and “Salem." The network also brings its audience a strong slate of popular first-run syndicated series and blockbuster movies.  Through Tribune Studios, the creative development arm of Tribune Media, original content is produced for WGN America and Tribune local stations nationwide.  Follow the network on Twitter @wgnamerica.  For additional information, please visit

Fox 21 Television Studios
Fox 21 Television Studios is a production unit housed within Fox Television Group devoted to making creatively ambitious scripted and unscripted series for all distribution platforms. Fox 21 Television Studios currently produces the sensation from Ryan Murphy, Nina Jacobson and Brad Simpson “The People V. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story," the Emmy and Golden Globe winning “Homeland,” starring Claire Danes and Mandy Patinkin, the critically acclaimed “The Americans” (with FX Productions) starring Matthew Rhys and Keri Russell, Brannon Braga and Adam Simon's “Salem,” and Howard Gordon's “Tyrant.” New series include Fox 21 TVS’ upcoming slate includes “Dice,” from Scot Armstrong, Sean Furst, Bryan Furst, Richard Shepard, Bruce Rubenstein and Andrew Dice Clay, “Queen of the South,” from M.A. Fortin, Joshua John Miller, David Friendly and Pancho Mansfield, and Kem Nunn, Alexandra Cunningham, Lenny Abrahamson, Michael London, and Brian Grazer’s “Chance."





NEW YORK, NY, August 5, 2016 – “Preacher” on Sunday ended a first season that solidified the series as a top 10 cable drama and the #2 new cable drama of 2016 among adults 25-54. The initial season of 10 episodes averaged 3.0 million viewers per episode, including 1.7 million adults 25-54. Sunday’s finale delivered 3.1 million viewers, including 1.7 million adults 25-54.

The series will return for a second season next year and all 10 episodes of season one are currently available on for the next two months as a summer binge for fans who want to relive favorite moments and episodes, catch up in anticipation of season two or just watch from start to finish. Over the course of the season, Preacher episodes were watched 2.4 million times online through and other authenticated digital platforms, in addition to the linear viewership.

“When we announced plans for a TV adaptation of the iconic comic book ‘Preacher,’ the most consistent reaction – often, even, from existing fans – was, ‘There’s no way to do that story on television.’ Thanks to the vision, passion, smarts and guts of Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg, Sam Catlin and the entire team on this show, we have just concluded a season of television that looks like nothing else I have ever seen on television,” said Charlie Collier, president of AMC, SundanceTV and AMC Studios. “Huge thanks and well done to the trio of Dominic Cooper, Ruth Negga and Joseph Gilgun, who are now leading a road trip unlike any other. And, of course, thank you again to our partners at Sony Pictures Television, Tom Cruise, and the creators of ‘Preacher,’ Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon, the latter simply for being so damned crazy in the first place. It is the time of the Preacher, and the story really has just begun.”

Key Nielsen Highlights “Preacher” Season One Performance Averages (L+3):
  • 3.0 million viewers, up 76% from live/same day
  • 1.6 million Adults 18-49, up 94% from live/same day
  • 1.7 million Adults 25-54, up 91% from live/same day

Key Nielsen Highlights for the season finale of “Preacher” (L+3)
Episode 109, 9 p.m., Sunday, July 31
  • 3.1 million viewers, up 78% from live/same day
  • 1.5 million Adults 18-49, up 102% from live/same day
  • 1.7 million Adults 25-54, up 101% from live/same day

2016 Drama Rankers
P25-54 (000)

Source:  Nielsen L+3.  2016 to-date (12/28/2015 - 07/31/2016) Prime 8P-11P, Cable Drama Series, >= 3 t/c, excludes repeats and specials.  #2 Launch among A25-54

“Preacher” was developed for television by Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg (“This is The End,” “Superbad,” “Neighbors”) and showrunner Sam Catlin (“Breaking Bad”).
The series stars Dominic Cooper as Jesse Custer, Joseph Gilgun as Cassidy, Ruth Negga as Tulip, Lucy Griffiths as Emily, W. Earl Brown as Sherriff Root, Anatol Yusef as DeBlanc, Tom Brooke as Fiore, Derek Wilson as Donnie Schenck and Ian Colletti as Eugene/Arseface.
Showrunner/Executive Producer/Writer: Sam Catlin
Executive Producers: Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg and James Weaver for Point Grey Pictures
Executive Producers: Neal H. Moritz and Ori Marmur for Original Film
Executive Producers: Vivian Cannon, Jason Netter and Ken F. Levin
Co-Executive Producers: Garth Ennis, Steve Dillon, Mark McNair, Michael Slovis and Sara Goodman
About AMC
AMC is home to some of the most popular and acclaimed programs on television. AMC was the first basic cable network to ever win the Emmy® Award for Outstanding Drama Series with “Mad Men” in 2008, which then went on to win the coveted award four years in a row, before “Breaking Bad” won it in 2013 and 2014. The network’s series “The Walking Dead” is the highest-rated series in cable history and the number one show on television among adults 18-49 for the last four years.  AMC’s other current original drama series include “Better Call Saul,” “Hell on Wheels,” “Turn: Washington’s Spies,” “Halt and Catch Fire,” “Humans,” “Fear the Walking Dead,” “Into the Badlands,” “The Night Manager,” “Preacher,” “Feed the Beast,” and the forthcoming “The Son” and “The Terror.” AMC also explores authentic worlds and discussion with original shows like “Talking Dead,” “The Making of The Mob,” “Comic Book Men,” “Ride with Norman Reedus” and “The American West.” AMC is owned and operated by AMC Networks Inc. and its sister networks include IFC, SundanceTV, BBC America and WE tv. AMC is available across all platforms, including on-air, online, on demand and mobile.

Family-Friendly Workshops You Don't Want to Miss at the Baltimore Comic-Con

BALTIMORE, MARYLAND - July 14, 2016 - The 17th annual Baltimore Comic-Con returns the Inner Harbor's Baltimore Convention Center September 2-4, 2016. Tickets for the Baltimore Comic-Con are now available here, and kids 10 and under are free with the purchase of General Admission tickets, as always.
New York Times bestselling author of The School for Good and Evil series Soman Chainani will be at Baltimore Comic-Con this year! Soman will have a spotlight panel on Sunday, September 4th at 12pm where he will discuss the rich world of The School for Good and Evil, where things are never as black and white as they might seem. There are three novels in The School for Good and Evil series and one companion Handbook novel, so now is the perfect time for new fans to meet Soman and learn all about the series. In addition to Soman's appearance, Michael Blank, the illustrator for the gorgeous full-color The School for Good and Evil: The Ever Never Handbook will be in the Kids Love Comics Pavilion area, sponsored by HarperCollins Publishers, on Saturday, September 3rd.

Soman Chainani believes in fairy tales wholeheartedly. When studying at Harvard, he practically created his own fairy-tale major. He is an acclaimed screenwriter and a graduate of the MFA Film Directing Program at Columbia University. His films have played at more than 150 film festivals around the world, and his writing awards include an honor from the Sun Valley Writers' Conference. He lives in New York City. You can visit him online at
Along with an amazing list of all-ages comics guests, The Kids Love Comics Pavilion, sponsored by The School for Good and Evil series, will bring their smile-inducing and inspiring workshops to the Baltimore Comic-Con this September. "Several of our workshops return year after year," said Mark Mariano, Pavilion organizer, "But it's the audience participation that make the same old workshop brand new each and every time."  

One of the returning workshops to the Pavilion is the very popular Superhero University. Created and hosted by the ambassador of imagination, Chris O>Matic, this fun workshop takes attendees on a journey from ordinary kid to superhero in less than an hour. "We want to show kids that anyone can become a superhero," Chris O>Matic said. "All you need is some construction paper, scissors, crayons, tape, a table cloth, and a big imagination. We provide all the art supplies, so really you just need to bring your imagination!" The workshop is open to the first 50 kids, so be sure to bring your young one early for this event.
While Superhero University continues to be a staple in the Kids Love Comics Pavilion, the energetic and extremely popular drawing game show known as DOODLE! SCRIBBLE! DRAW! has evolved into a brand new game, Scribble Scramble. When asked about the change to his game show format, creator and host, Mark Mariano answered, "At it's core, DOODLE! SCRIBBLE! DRAW! focused on the professional artists, but now with Scribble Scramble, artists from audience are the stars of the show." Mariano is not exaggerating -- the entire audience, armed with pencils and paper, participate in two rounds of this game. Eight winners move on to tackle several quick-paced drawing challenges. In the end, only one artist will be victorious and go home with the ultimate Comic-Con souvenir, The Scribble Scramble championship belt. Your doodle destiny awaits.
Another teaching artist that will be changing up his workshop this year, is Buzzboy creator, John Gallagher. His past workshops included Jedi Training and Creating Comics as a Family. This time around, John will be leading the workshop, Let's Go Lego. "When I first started teaching my kids how to draw, I had them draw Lego people and built off of that," John recalls. Now his workshop is reaching and teaching hundreds of kids the simple fundamentals of drawing characters through the classic Lego figure design.
Check the times and dates for these workshops once the Baltimore Comic-Con program guide is released. Look for these and many other family-friendly workshops right on the show floor at this year's Baltimore Comic-Con Kids Love Comics Pavilion, sponsored by The School for Good and Evil series.

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!

While they are available, be sure to take advantage of discount rate arrangements we have made with hotels near the Baltimore Convention Center. For all the details, see:

To make parking easy and stress-free, we have partnered with Parking Panda, the nationwide leader in online parking reservations, to allow attendees driving to the show to purchase guaranteed parking near the Baltimore Comic-Con. Click here to book your guaranteed parking spot, or if you need help or have questions, call 800-232-6415.

In addition to on-site CGC grading, this year's confirmed guests for the show include: Neal Adams (Superman: The Coming of the Supermen); Scott Ethan Ambruson (Azteca: Ciudad Paradiso); John Anderson (The Infinites); Sean Astin (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles); Jeff Balke (Zombies vs Cheerleaders: St. Patty's Day Special); Jeremy Bastian (Cursed Pirate Girl); Marty Baumann (Pixar artist); Carolyn Belefski (Curls); Christy Blanch (The Damnation of Charlie Wormwood); Bret Blevins (Harley Quinn Road Trip Special); Danica Bradshaw (Wayward); Nick Bradshaw (Spidey); Reilly Brown (Deadpool); Harold Buchholz (Archie Comics); Dave Bullock (The Rocketeer at War!); Jim Calafiore (Leaving Megalopolis: Surviving Megalopolis); Ben Caldwell (Scooby Apocalypse); Chris Campana (The Accelerators); Richard Case (Doom Patrol); Christa Cassano (Ghetto Klown); Mike Cavallaro (The Fox); Elias Chatzoudis (Grimm Fairy Tales presents Oz: Reign of the Witch Queen); Howard Chaykin (Imperium); Sean Chen (Aliens vs. Zombies); Lee Cherolis (Little Guardians); Frank Cho (The Totally Awesome Hulk); Amy Chu (Poison Ivy: Cycle of Life and Death); Steve Conley (Bloop); Richard Clark (Archie vs. Predator); Katie Cook (My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic); Stephen Coughlin (Sanctuary); J. Robert Deans (Crass Fed); Jeff Dekal (New Avengers); J.M. DeMatteis (Scooby Apocalypse); Todd Dezago (Perhapanauts); Charles C. Dowd (Lilith Dark); Paris Cullins (Blue Beetle); Kevin Eastman (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles); Joe Eisma (Morning Glories); Tod Emko (A Piggy's Tale); Joe Endres (Colossians); Steve Englehart, courtesy of Hero Initiative (Captain America); David Finch (Batman); Meredith Finch (Wonder Woman); Veronica Fish (Archie Comics); Chris Flick (Capes & Babes); Ramona Fradon (Spongebob Freestyle Funnies); Francesco Francavilla (Afterlife with Archie); Franco (Aw Yeah Comics: Action Cat!); Alexis Frederick-Frost (Adventures in Cartooning); John Gallagher (Buzzboy); SL Gallant (G.I. Joe); Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez (Batman '66: The Lost Episode); Joe Giella courtesy of Hero Initiative (Green Lantern); Keith Giffen (Legends of Tomorrow); Jason Gounger (Legio Ex Mortis); Anna Gownley and Jimmy Gownley (The Dumbest Idea Ever!); Stephen Green (The Legacy of Luther Strode); Dawn Griffin (Zorphbert & Fred); Rob Guillory (Chew: Demon Chicken Poyo); Laura Lee Gulledge (Will & Whit); Brian Haberlin (Witchblade), Bo Hampton (3 Devils); Dean Haspiel (The Fox); Meghan Hetrick (Red Thorn); Jason Horn (Ninjasaur); Adam Hughes (Betty & Veronica); Ken Hunt (Talon); Al Jaffee (MAD Magazine, Saturday panel and Harvey Awards only); Paul Jenkins (Replica); JG Jones (Strange Fruit); Justin Jordan (The Legacy of Luther Strode); Dan Jurgens (Action Comics, Saturday & Sunday only); Chris Kemple (Red Vengeance); Tom King (Batman); Barry Kitson (Empire: Uprising); Samantha Kyle (Paul & Olly); Hope Larson (Batgirl); John Layman (Chew: Demon Chicken Poyo); Paul Levitz (Doctor Fate); Mike Lilly (Red Agent); Nate Lovett (Actionverse Featuring Midnight Tiger); Joe Linsner (Harley Quinn); Mike Maihack (Cleopatra in Space); Mike Manley (The Phantom); Mark Mariano (The Other Side of Hugless Hill); Laura Martin (Wonder Woman); Ron Marz (Convergence: Batman and Robin); John McCrea, courtesy of Hero Initiative (Judge Dredd); Ed McGuinness (Spider-Man/Deadpool); Tradd Moore (The Legacy of Luther Strode); Mark Morales (Convergence); Joe Mulvey (SCAM); Jamar Nicholas (Fist Stick Knife Gun: A Personal History of Violence in America); Fabian Nicieza (Deadpool & Cable: Split Second); Chris Otto (A Dog's Life); Greg Pak (Teen Titans); Tom Palmer (Doctor Strange); Yanick Paquette (Batman/Superman); Dan Parsons (Convergence: Nightwing/Oracle); Brent Peeples (Gold Key: Alliance); Paul Pelletier (Justice League); Andrew Pepoy (Futurama Comics); David Petersen (Mouse Guard); Brandon Peterson (Uncanny Inhumans); Lyle Pollard (Scarlet Huntress); Mark Poulton (A Cat Named Haiku); Eric Powell (The Goon); Andy Price (My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic); Brian Pulido (Lady Death: Chaos Rules); Kyle Puttkammer (Hero Cats: Midnight Over Stellar City); Ron Randall (Convergence: Catwoman); Khary Randolph (Robin War); Tom Raney (Ninjak); Paul Renaud (Superman/Wonder Woman); Rafer Roberts (A&A: The Adventures of Archer and Armstrong); Emily Romano (Comic Art House); Craig Rousseau (Kyrra: Alien Jungle Girl); Stephane Roux (Harley Quinn and Power Girl); Joe Rubinstein (Convergence: Batman and Robin); Nei Ruffino (Silk); Alex Saviuk (Spider-Man newspaper strip); Stuart Sayger (Hellboy 100); Mark Schultz (Conan the Slayer); Bart Sears (Bloodshot); Jeff Shultz (Betty and Veronica); Louise Simonson (Convergence: Superman - The Man of Steel); Walter Simonson (Ragnarok); Matt Slay (TMNT Micro-Series); Andy Smith (Earth 2, Thanos GN); Brian Smith (SpongeBob Comics); John K. Snyder III (Doctor Midnight); Allison Sohn (Red Sonja); Charles Soule (Star Wars: Poe Dameron); Jim Starlin (Thanos: The Infinity Finale); Brian Stelfreeze (Black Panther); Ben Templesmith (Blackholers); Mark Texeira (Doctor Strange); Chad Thomas (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Amazing Adventures); Frank Tieri (Harley Quinn and her Gang of Harleys); Vivek J. Tiwary (The Fifth Beatle); David Trustman (The Rise); Billy Tucci (Harley's Little Black Book); James Tynion IV (Batman/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles); Rick Veitch (Miracleman); Emilio Velez Jr. (The Dodgeball Teens); Mark Waid (All-New, All-Different Avengers); Michael Watkins (Pantha); Todd Webb (Mr. Toast Comics); Mark Wheatley (Doctor Who); Matt Wieringo ('Ringo Scholarship Fund); Marcus Williams (Hero Cats); Ron Wilson (Marvel Two-In-One); Rich Woodall (Kyrra: Alien Jungle Girl); Sasha Yosselani (Comic Art House); and Thom Zahler (My Little Pony: Friends Forever). 
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, Instagram, and Facebook pages.

Thursday, August 04, 2016


All Dynamite Entertainment Digital Issues on sale ONLY through
Friday, August 5th, at 11PM EST/8PM PST!

August 4, 2016, Mt. Laurel, NJ: With Comic Con 2016 officially in the books, and demand for the best in sequential storytelling at an all-time high, ComiXology offers ALL Dynamite single issues for just 99 cents through tomorrow, August 5th! That's OVER 2,300 comics on sale and less than a buck! There has never been a better time to fill all those holes in your digital comics collection, or catch up on a new series from comics' most "dynamic" publisher!

Dynamite Entertainment offers fan favorites and iconic characters including Vampirella and Red Sonja, John Carter, Dejah Thoris, The Spirit, Preacher creator Garth Ennis' A Train Called Love, multimedia blockbusters James Bond and Army of Darkness, and internet sensation Grumpy Cat! Dynamite's entire library of characters on Comixology featuring some of the industry's best-selling and critically acclaimed creators from Gail Simone to Warren Ellis, Mark Waid, Jeph Loeb, Alan Moore, Neil Gaiman, Mark Millar, Grant Morrison, J. Michael Straczynski, Andy Diggle, Greg Pak, Kevin Smith and so many more great creators! OVER 2,300 other titles will be available on sale for only 99 cents off until 11pm EST/8pm PST tomorrow night!

Check out the Dynamite comics here:

Visit today to browse hundreds of value-priced digital comics from Dynamite Entertainment!

About Dynamite Entertainment:
Dynamite was founded in 2004 and is home to several best-selling comic book titles and properties, including The BoysThe ShadowRed SonjaWarlord of MarsBionic 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 VampirellaPanthaEvil ErnieSmiley the Psychotic ButtonChastity, 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.

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About comiXology:

ComiXology, an, Inc. subsidiary (NASDAQ:AMZN), has revolutionized the comic book and graphic novel industry by delivering a cloud-based digital comics platform that makes discovering, buying and reading comics more fun than ever before. ComiXology's Guided View reading technology transforms the comic book medium into an immersive and cinematic experience, helping comiXology become a top ten grossing iPad app in 2011 and 2012 and the top grossing non-game iPad app in 2012 and 2013. Offering the broadest library of comic book content from over 75 publishers - and independent creators as well - comiXology will not stop until everyone on the face of the planet has become a comic book fan. ComiXology is based in New York City, with operations in Seattle, Los Angeles and Paris. For more information visit

About Amazon: opened on the World Wide Web in July 1995. The company is guided by four principles: customer obsession rather than competitor focus, passion for invention, commitment to operational excellence, and long-term thinking. Customer reviews, 1-Click shopping, personalized recommendations, Prime, Fulfillment by Amazon, AWS, Kindle Direct Publishing, Kindle, Fire tablets, Fire TV, Amazon Echo, and Alexa are some of the products and services pioneered by Amazon.

Caliber Comics’ Vast Library to be Offered via Diamond Distributors
All New Original Graphic Novels with Classic Collections Coming to The Direct Market.
August 4, 2016. Caliber Comics (, the publisher of creator owned comics that relaunched in 2014, will begin to release its wide diversity of titles to the direct market via an agreement with Diamond Comic Distributors starting in the August Previews for October release.
Caliber, which focuses on graphic novel releases and trade paperback compilations, has selectively solicited titles with Diamond in the past but will now have a regular schedule of releases and each month will offer four to five titles to retailers.

According to President and Publisher Gary Reed, since Caliber Comics returned in 2014, the initial focus of Caliber had been primarily on print publication of collected material and converting its extensive existing library of titles into digital formats.  “Although we centered on collections initially, we’ve had quite a shift to all new original graphic novels over the last year as creators bring their projects to us,” Reed said, “and increasingly, that will be at the core of Caliber for the future…. producing creator owned original graphic novels.”  Reed said that in addition to compiling many of Caliber’s published titles, the current collected library features over 30 titles originally released from IDW, Image, and Dark Horse with an additional 25 titles from other publishers such as Apple, Malibu, First, Titan, and others.  By the end of 2016, the number of original graphic novels available through Diamond will be over 40.

Although Caliber Comics only publishes trade book size in print, it does have an extensive release footprint with numerous digital platforms.  Vice President Eric Reichert who coordinates the multi-media licensing and digital areas of Caliber said that in the digital market, the 150+ graphic novels in its library are offered in their original single issues format as well as collected graphic novels.  “Right now, we have nearly 800 releases in the digital arena,” said Reichert, “with the books available on 40+ platforms including Comixology, iTunes, Google Play, Amazon Kindle, and more are continually being added.

For the first month, the Diamond releases are:

Rocky Horror Picture Show: The Comic Book GN
Just in time for the Fox remake, relive the classic. The cult hit in a special “basic core” version which is the only official adaptation of the entire movie – now at a special introductory price.  The additional material in the comic series such as song lyrics, participation guide, interviews, etc. will be available in “The Master’s Edition” version to be offered at a later date.  This full color movie adaptation is faithfully rendered by Kevin VanHook (noted original Valiant editor, writer, artist).  72 pages, $12.99,  978-1-942351-672.   For more information:
Deadworld: Requiem for the World GN
The reboot of the acclaimed Deadworld in this collected version of the entire Image Comics mini-series.  Original favorite artist Vince Locke (Sandman, Batman) is joined by Dalibor Talajic (Deadpool, Red Wolf), and writer Gary Reed as the long running zombie series goes back to the beginning to allow new fans to join in the classic comic series which began in the late 1980s and has lived till today in over 100 issues. 152 pages, black and white, $16.99,  978-1-942351351. For more information:
Inferno: A Sleep and a Forgetting GN
Coming back into print is this early graphic novel created by two of the minds behind television’s hottest shows Mike Carey (Fox’s Lucifer) with artwork from Michael Gaydos (Netflix’s Jessica Jones).  In the Inferno, a netherworld city fueled by sin and driven by corruption across the ages, John Travis finds himself as the only person to ever escape Hell and live. Problem is he just doesn’t remember it.  146 pages, black and white, $14.99,  978-0-985749323.  For more information:
Caliber Presents #1 GN
The all new Caliber Presents! One of the leading independent comic anthologies returns as an expanded graphic novel and while still featuring newly discovered creators it also includes many established professionals with new stories to tell. Creators featured in this first issue include nominees and winners of some of the industry’s major awards including the Eisner, Harvey, Xeric, Ghastly, Shel Dorf, Comic Monsters, Horror Comics, and more. Join writers Joe Pruett, Sam Costello, Ben Sherrill, Gary Reed, Mark Bertolini, and others as they team up with artists such as Alex Sheikman, Rowel Rogue, Jason Walz, Steven Perkins, Ken Meyer Jr. and more. 120 pages, black and white, $9.99,  978-1942351436.  For more information:
Days of Darkness GN
Collecting the incredible mini-series of the early days of the United States in WW II from popular historical writer and comic artist, Wayne Vansant.  Witness the war’s dark days in the tragedy of Pearl Harbor and the devastation of the fleet in Hawaii, to the evacuation of the Philippines, the horror of the Death March of Bataan, leading up to the dramatic Battle of Midway which stopped the Japanese juggernaut in the Pacific. Perfect for any history buff. 184 pages, black and white, $19.99,  978-0983630777.  For more information:
About Caliber Comics:
During the 1990’s, Caliber Comics was one of the leading independent comic companies that helped to launch the careers of dozens of today’s top comic creators. Putting into print over 1,300 comics and books in the marketplace. Today, Caliber offers its vast library of comics and graphic novels in both print and digital formats, with new book releases rolling out that feature a wide diverse line of subject genre with the emphasis on creator owned titles. For more information visit

The hefty 280-page trade paperback arrives this October

Andrew MacLean (Apocalyptigirl) will release his critically-acclaimed, action-packed indie hit HEAD LOPPER in trade paperback this October, collecting all four double-sized issues.

The Head Lopper, the legendary hero who’d much rather go by Norgal, and the nagging severed head of Agatha Blue Witch arrive on the Isle of Barra to find it overrun with beasts: minions of the Sorcerer of the Black Bog. When Queen Abigail hires Norgal and Agatha to slay the Sorcerer, our heroes trek across the island relieving the horrors of their heads—and playing right into the hands of a master manipulator.

HEADLOPPER, VOL. 1: THE ISLAND OR A PLAGUE OF BEASTS (ISBN: 9781632158864) hits comic book stores Wednesday, October 5th and bookstores Tuesday, October 11th and will be available for $19.99. It can be ordered by retailers with the Diamond code: JUL160804. It can be preordered now via Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Indiebound, and Indigo.


“Maclean’s art has the spirit of a woodcut and the flair of a late-night cartoon, and with one minimalist action sequence after another, it has head-lopped its way into my heart.” —Multiversity Comics

“Action-packed, bloody, and sometimes humorous, HEAD LOPPER is a solid fantasy epic the likes of which has to be seen to be believed.” —ComicsVerse

HEAD LOPPER  is a glorious visual buffet, filled to the brim with crazy action and intriguing characters.” —Comicosity

“MacLean’s crafted an inky scenario that reeks of potential crossover appeal.”
—Paste Magazine
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The controversial first chapter collected into trade paperback this October

Sizzling creative team Peter Milligan (The Names, X-Statix, Hellblazer) and Leandro Fernandez (The Names, Punisher MAX, Northlanders: The Plague Widow) will release the first arc of their chillingly erotic horror series THE DISCIPLINE in trade paperback this October.

When frustrated Manhattan wife Melissa Peake allows herself to be seduced by a mysterious stranger, she is drawn into an ancient war between The Discipline and the creatures known as The Stalkers…and must discover hitherto unimagined potential within herself to survive. But at what cost? Whatever you've heard about it won’t prepare you for...THE DISCIPLINE.

THE DISCIPLINE, VOLUME 1 (ISBN: 9781632159229) hits comic book stores Wednesday, October 5th and bookstores Tuesday, October 11th and will be available for $9.99. It can be ordered by retailers with Diamond code: JUL160795. It can be preordered now via Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Indiebound, and Indigo.


“Milligan and Fernandez are cooking up one hell of a sexually charged mystery building on something many people can relate to—feeling sexually starved—and using it to reveal a mysterious world involving sex, violence, and manipulation.”

“Fernandez’s use of shadow to evoke sexual tension and fear of the unknown reinforces an atmosphere of fear-tinged titillation, yet never approaches unwarranted visual depravity.” —Broken Frontier

THE DISCIPLINE delivers a story that is mythical, risqué, eccentric and mysterious.” —Monkeys Fighting Robots

THE DISCIPLINE is a dark, suggestive, and ultimately interesting look at what goes with the world after dark. Be it monsters or men, we are all slaves to the night.”
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