Thursday, February 09, 2017

DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT DEBUTS AS
GROUPEES' FIRST-EVER "V.I.P. BUNDLE" PROGRAM

Incredible Package of Digital Comics and More at
"Pay What You Want" Thresholds!



February 6, 2017, Mt. Laurel, NJ: Dynamite Entertainment is proud to announce its partnership with Groupees, the unique media and charity bundling site, to offer over 250 Dynamite digital comic books as Groupees' first-ever "VIP Bundle," a promotion which fans can purchase with "Pay What You Want" pricing power. In addition to digital comic books, fans whose purchases meet the upper tier thresholds will be rewarded with physical items as part of the package. The $60.00 threshold includes physical graphic novels and Limited Edition comics ready-to-ship to participating fans, while the two higher-dollar thresholds unlock the sensationally collectible Women of Dynamite statue line!

The "Pure Dynamite" Groupees Bundle promotion can be found at: https://groupees.com/vip

"We are introducing a new bundle series on Groupees called the VIP Bundle which will appear each month and showcase the best in digital media entertainment," says Thomas Brooke, Groupees Founder. "We could not think of a better partner than Dynamite Entertainment to launch this series with as they've been both a great supporter of Groupees as well as a real leader in the comics industry. The Dynamite VIP Bundle includes a fantastic collection of digital comics as well as some amazing limited edition items for comic collectors everywhere!"

"We are so honored to be Groupees' first-ever publisher to receive the spotlight of this huge monthly promotion," says Nick Barrucci, Dynamite CEO and Publisher. "Fans have lots of opportunity with this incredible bundle. There's plenty of value in each threshold, and for those that go for the highest threshold, they'll walk away with over $2,000 worth of digital comics, physical graphic novels, limited edition comics, and rare statues! Plus, the diverse creative talent we've gathered together for this batch is unparalleled: Amy Chu (Red Sonja), James Robinson (Grand Passion), Garth Ennis (Red Team), Matt Wagner (The Spirit), David F. Walker (Shaft), Nancy A. Collins (Army of Darkness), Scott Lobdell (Army of Darkness / Xena), Andy Diggle (Control), Van Jensen (Six Million Dollar Man, Bento Box Entertainment (Bob's Burgers), and so many more! We like to think that the combined star power of this first-ever VIP Bundle will set the bar for any publisher to come."

This Groupees promotion has five total tiers. The first tier is unlocked with only a $10.00 contribution, while a $20.00 minimum threshold offers fans an additional collection of comics. The third tier, set at $60.00, makes even more digital comics available, plus adds physical graphic novels to the mix. Two additional special tiers are available to fans who commit to larger dollar values, which unlock the limited quantities of statues (while supplies last). Full details for tiers can be found below.

The $10.00 Tier includes almost 40 digital comics at an approximately $80.00 value:

  • Army of Darkness: Furious Road #1-2
  • Cage Hero #1-4
  • Evil Ernie: Godeater #1
  • Garth Ennis' A Train Called Love #4-6
  • The Great Divide #1
  • Green Hornet: Golden Age Remastered #1-3
  • Homies #1
  • Intertwined #1
  • Lady Demon #1-4
  • Peter Cannon: Thunderbolt #1-5
  • Red Sonja (2017 Series) #0
  • Shaft: Imitation of Life #1-2
  • Smosh #1-2
  • Will Eisner's The Spirit #1-6
  • Wolfcop #1
  • Xena: Warrior Princess #1-2

The $20.00 Tier features an additional 40+ digital issues. That brings the cumulative value up to approx. $160.00!

  • Army of Darkness / Xena #1
  • Bob's Burgers (Ongoing Series) #1-4
  • Control #1-2
  • Dawn / Vampirella #1-5
  • Dejah Thoris #1-6
  • Doc Savage: The Spider's Web #1-2
  • Grand Passion #1
  • Kiss #1
  • Lady Rawhide / Lady Zorro #1-4
  • Pathfinder: Worldscape #1
  • Red Sonja: Vulture's Circle #1-5
  • Red Team: Double Tap, Center Mass #1-4
  • The Shadow: The Death Of Margo Lane #1-2
  • Six Million Dollar Man: The Fall of Man #1
  • Vampirella Magazine #1-4

The $60.00 Tier features all the above digital comics, plus two complete Groupees Bundles previously offered ("Women of Dynamite Bundle" and "Dynamite Groupees #2", amounting to a whopping 175 digital comics valued at over $350), plus five (5) physical Graphic Novels (selected at random) and two (2) physical Limited Edition Comics (selected at random, each valued at $50.00 or more) to be shipped directly to the customer.

  • Alice Cooper #4
  • American Flagg #1-6
  • Army of Darkness: Ashes to Ashes #1-4
  • The Art of Ramona Fradon
  • Blood Queen #1
  • Bob's Burgers (Miniseries) #3
  • The Complete Alice In Wonderland #1-5
  • The Damnation of Charlie Wormwood #1-5
  • Damsels #1-13
  • Damsels: Giant-Killer One-Shot
  • Dawn / Vampirella #2
  • Django / Zorro #3
  • Evil Ernie #1-6
  • Garth Ennis' Jennifer Blood #4-6
  • The Heart of the Beast Graphic Novel
  • Jungle Girl: Season One #0-5
  • Kevin Smith's Kato #1-5
  • Lady Zorro #1-4
  • Legenderry Green Hornet #1-2
  • Legenderry Red Sonja #1-2
  • Legenderry Vampirella #2
  • Legends of Red Sonja #1-5
  • The Living Corpse: Exhumed #1-6
  • Masquerade #1-4
  • Miss Fury #1-6
  • Painkiller Jane #1-4
  • Pathfinder #7-12
  • Patricia Briggs' Mercy Thompson: Moon Called (Vol. 1) #1-4
  • Project Superpowers: Blackcross #2
  • Purgatori #5-6
  • Queen Sonja #1-5
  • Red Sonja (Vol. 1) #1-18
  • Red Sonja (Vol. 2) #7-12
  • Shaft #2
  • The Spider #7-12
  • Super Zombies #1-5
  • Swords of Sorrow #2
  • Swords of Sorrow: Dejah Thoris / Irene Adler
  • Swords of Sorrow: Jennifer Blood / Vampirella
  • Swords of Sorrow: Kato and Masquerade
  • Vampirella (Vol. 2) #1-12
  • Vampirella Archives #1-8
  • Vampirella Feary Tales #3-5

The special $199.00 Tier (of which there are only ten available, while supplies last) include all the products outlined in the three previous tiers, plus:

  • Women of Dynamite: Dejah Thoris Statue "Black-and-White" Limited Edition

Finally, the special $750.00 Tier (of which there are only three available, while supplies last) include all the products outlined in the four previous tiers, plus:

  • Women of Dynamite: Dejah Thoris Statue "Diamond Eye" Limited Edition
  • Women of Dynamite: Jungle Girl Statue "Black-and-White" Limited Edition
  • Women of Dynamite: Purgatori Statue "Artist Proof" Limited Edition
  • Women of Dynamite: Red Sonja Statue
  • Women of Dynamite: Vampirella Statue

Dynamite will also supply customers with the opportunity to read preview pages of each of the comic books listed in the $10.00 tier.

A percentage of proceeds will go to the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund, to help continue their efforts of protecting first amendment rights in the comic book industry.

"Dynamite's commitment to content for a wide range of readers is backed up by their unwavering support for CBLDF's efforts to protect the rights of everyone in comics. We're grateful to see them using their powerful creativity in support of our important mission of protecting the First Amendment!" says Charles Brownstein, Executive Director of the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund.

Check out the first Groupees VIP Bundle for more information: https://groupees.com/vip




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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VIZ MEDIA ANNOUNCES NEW DIGITAL MANGA CONTENT FOR FEBRUARY

Catch The Latest Volume Of JOJO’S BIZARRE ADVENTURE, Shojo Manga Sales, Free New WEEKLY SHONEN JUMP Series And More

VIZ Media spreads the love this February with brand new digital manga content that includes the latest updates to a variety of acclaimed and fan favorite series.

Notable additions this month are highlighted by the latest volumes for several continuing titles including Vol. 2 of THE CHILDREN NOWADAYS, Vol. 8 of the sports drama, HAIKYU!!, along with Vol. 2 of the action/adventure, JOJO’S BIZARRE ADVENTURE: PART 3: STARDUST CRUSADERS and Vol. 11 of the smash hit horror series, TOKYO GHOUL.

Readers and shojo manga fans will not want to miss a special manga sale in anticipation of Valentine’s Day with special pricing on all volumes of SO CUTE IT HURTS!! for a limited time. Additional shojo series will be featured each week throughout the month in celebration of the season of love. Readers are encouraged to check back regularly for newly discounted titles.

Readers are also invited to explore a wide range of digital manga series that are featured in current issues of WEEKLY SHONEN JUMP with special FREE chapters

Shojo Manga Sale

·         SO CUTE IT HURTS!! Digital Manga Sale
Kick off February’s promotion featuring an array of popular shojo manga series with SO CUTE IT HURTS!! All volumes of the fan-favorite series will be on sale for only $4.99 per volume. Available through February 13th across all digital platforms.

Check VIZ.com each week throughout the rest of February for additional shojo manga titles to be featured in this month’s digital sales!

WEEKLY SHONEN JUMP Free Chapter Previews

·         Explore a wide range of acclaimed manga series currently featured in the world’s most popular manga magazine – WEEKLY SHONEN JUMP! New additions for February include six new Jump Start series! Check out HUNGRY MARIE by Ryuhei Tamura (creator of BEELZEBUB), STONE WORLD written by Riichiro Inagaki (EYESHIELD 21) with art by BOICHI and ROBOT X LAZERBEAM by Tadatoshi Fujimaki (creator of KUROKO’S BASKETBALL).

Catch Free Chapter highlights of a variety of popular Weekly Shonen Jump series atVIZ.com/ShonenJump/chapters/all.

Free chapters are available now for the following series:

    • BORUTO
    • DRAGON BALL SUPER
    • √©lDLIVE
    • HAIKYU!!
    • HUNTER X HUNTER
    • SERAPH OF THE END
    • And more!

Digital manga updates for February include new volumes for 19 continuing VIZ Media series. Notable new releases this month include not-to-be-missed volumes for ASSASSINATION CLASSROOM (Vol. 14), BLACK CLOVER (Vol. 5), FOOD WARS! (Vol. 16), ONE PIECE (Vol. 81) and ULTRAMAN (Vol. 7). New additions to ongoing shojo series include KAMISAMA KISS (Vol. 23), MAID-SAMA! 2-in-1 (Vol. 7), SO CUTE IT HURTS!! (Vol. 11), and YONA OF THE DAWN (Vol. 4).
                  
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 most series.

For more information, please visit VIZ.com.
ABRAMS SIGNS DEAL WITH BOOM! STUDIOS

TO PUBLISH ORIGINAL LUMBERJANES

MIDDLE-GRADE NOVELS


New York Times bestselling author Mariko Tamaki to pen
four-book series launching in Fall 2017, with illustrations
by 
Lumberjanes co-creator Brooke Allen

 
New York, NY (February 8, 2017) — Amulet Books, an imprint of ABRAMS, will launch an original middle-grade fiction series based on Lumberjanes, the bestselling graphic novel series published by BOOM! Studios, it was announced today by Andrew Smith, senior vice president and publisher of ABRAMS Children’s Books. In addition to the middle-grade novels, other formats that dive deeper into the world of Lumberjanes are also planned. The publishing program, which is for world rights, was acquired by Smith and Susan Van Metre, vice president and editor-in-chief, and was negotiated with Filip Sablik, president of publishing and marketing at BOOM! Studios. Charlotte Sheedy at Charlotte Sheedy Literary represented Tamaki, and Charlie Olsen at Inkwell Management Literary Agency represented Allen in the deal. Van Metre will edit the books.

Bringing the beloved Lumberjanes characters into a novel format for the first time, the series features original adventures that reveal back stories of scouts Jo, April, Molly, Mal, and Ripley, and introduces a host of new supernatural mischief-makers around the camp for Hardcore Lady Types.  The series will be written by New York Times bestselling author and Printz Honor winner Mariko Tamaki, and illustrated with black-and-white art throughout by Brooke Allen, one of the original creators and illustrators of the Lumberjanes comics. Book One in the Lumberjanes series will publish in October 2017 with a first printing of 150,000 copies.

“We are huge fans of the Lumberjanes and are so excited to extend the beloved, action-packed, and inclusive world of the comics into the world of middle-grade fiction and beyond. We can’t wait for existing fans and new readers alike to dive into the epic new adventure that Mariko and Brooke have created,” says Smith. “We also look forward to announcing further collaborations with BOOM! Studios in the coming months.”

The New York Times bestselling Lumberjanes is a comic and graphic novel series created by Shannon Watters, Grace Ellis, Noelle Stevenson, and Brooke Allen that was launched under BOOM!’s BOOM! Box imprint in 2014. Since its initial release, the series has won multiple Eisner and Harvey Awards along with a GLAAD Media Award, and routinely lands on “Best Of” and “Top Ten” lists across the industry. Lumberjanes has sold over 800,000 copies and is available in more than six languages worldwide. In 2015, 20th Century Fox optioned Lumberjanes for development as a feature film with screenwriter Will Widger. In 2016, the studio announced the attachment of Emily Carmichael to direct the film. Also in 2016, BOOM! published Lumberjanes/Gotham Academy, a crossover series with DC Comics.

“Shannon Watters, Grace Ellis, Noelle Stevenson, and Brooke Allen created something incredibly rare with Lumberjanes, a series that has not only been critically acclaimed and a sales phenomenon, but a property that has ushered in widespread changes throughout the comic publishing industry,” says Sablik. “They and everyone at BOOM! love the books ABRAMS publishes and couldn’t be more excited to see Mariko and Brooke extend the world of Lumberjanes for middle-grade readers and beyond.”
In this new middle-grade series, readers are welcomed to Miss Qiunzella Thiskwin Penniquiqul Thistle Crumpet’s Camp for Hardcore Lady Types. The five scouts of Roanoke cabin—Jo, April, Molly, Mal, and Ripley—love their summers at camp. They get to hang out with their best friends, earn Lumberjane scout badges, annoy their no-nonsense counselor Jen . . . and go on supernatural adventures. In the series opener, when the challenge-loving April leads the girls on a hike up the tallest mountain they’ve ever seen, things don’t go quite as planned. For one thing, the mountain might not be a mountain. Also, unicorns.
An aggressive marketing campaign for the Lumberjanes novel series is planned, including joint promotion with BOOM! studios, Comic-Con promotion, national publicity, author appearances, retail promotion and a large social media presence.
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ABOUT ABRAMS
Founded in 1949, ABRAMS was the first company in the United States to specialize in publishing art and illustrated books. Now a subsidiary of La Martini√®re Groupe, the company continues to publish critically acclaimed and bestselling works in the areas of art, photography, cooking, craft, comics, interior and garden design, entertainment, fashion, and popular culture; children’s books ranging from young adult fiction to picture books to board books. ABRAMS creates and distributes brilliantly designed visual books with the highest production values under the following imprints: Abrams; Abrams ComicArts; Abrams Image; Abrams Books for Young Readers; Amulet Books; Abrams Appleseed; and a gift and stationery line, Abrams Noterie. ABRAMS also distributes books for The Vendome Press, Victoria & Albert Museum, Tate, Royal Academy of Arts, Booth-Clibborn Editions, Five Continents, SelfMadeHero, MoMA Children's Books, and others.

ABOUT BOOM! STUDIOS
BOOM! Studios was founded by Ross Richie in 2005 with the singular focus of creating world-class comic book and graphic novel storytelling for all audiences. Through the development of four distinct imprints—BOOM! Studios, BOOM! Box, KaBOOM!, and Archaia—BOOM! has produced award-winning original work, including Lumberjanes, The Woods, Giant Days, Klaus, and Mouse Guard, while also breaking new ground with established licenses such as WWE, Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, Adventure Time and Jim Henson Company properties. BOOM! will also bring their original series to life through unique first-look relationships with 20th Century Fox in film and with Fox Television. Please visit www.boom-studios.com for more information.

PAMELA RIBON SLAM! APPEARANCE AND

SIGNING TO BENEFIT THE L.A. DERBY DOLLS

WHAT:
Pamela Ribon (screenwriter of Moana and the Untitled Wreck-It Ralph Sequel and best-selling author of Why Girls Are Weird and You Take It from Here) will appear at the DERBY DOLLS FUNDRAISER: "WHIP IT" PLUS CAST Q&A to sign limited-edition SLAM! prints to help the L.A. Derby Dolls raise money to keep their league rolling.

Published by BOOM! Studios, SLAM! is the critically acclaimed comic book series by Ribon and artist Veronica Fish that follows two friends as they navigate the world of roller derby. 


Ribon is also currently a member of the L.A. Derby Dolls and skates under the name "May Q. Holla." 

WHEN:
FEB. 12, 2017 (Sunday) -- 7:30pm-10pm
WHERE:
The Regent
448 S Main St
Los Angeles, California 90013
(213) 488-0599
For ticket information and additional details, visit the Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1095650447214234/
The 11" x 17", limited-edition posters below will be signed by Pamela Ribon and sell for $15 each. All proceeds will go to the Derby Dolls. 

 
SMASH HIT SCI-FI/HORROR SERIES ECLIPSE LAUNCHES NEW STORY ARC
Issue #5 kicks off new story arc this March

Writer Zack Kaplan and artist Giovanni Timpano (CYBERFORCE, Lone Ranger/Green Hornet), joined by colorist Flavio Dispenza, will launch a new story arc in their ongoing series ECLIPSE this March from Image Comics and Top Cow Productions.

In a world where sunlight burns people alive, newly appointed Solarity agent David Baxter is recruited for a secret mission into the dangerous, sun-drenched wasteland. Meanwhile, a troubled Cielo decides to investigate her father’s company—and the mysterious origins of the killer who didn’t burn in the sunlight.

“We’re thrilled to be bringing more ECLIPSE!” said Kaplan. “The second arc promises more heat, an expanding world beyond the city, deadly enemies both new and old, and secrets revealed that challenge the characters’ allegiances and values. And of course, lots of people burning alive in the sunlight! #SunKills”

“We really can’t wait to show you what we have in store for this second arc,” said Timpano. “If the readers were amazed by the New York urban landscape, they have no idea what waits just beyond the city’s borders. We have just scratched the surface both in terms of story and art. So fasten your seatbelts, we’re just getting started!”

ECLIPSE #5 (Diamond code: JAN170688) hits comic book stores Wednesday, March 15th. The final order cutoff deadline for retailers is Monday, February 20th.

Select praise for ECLIPSE:

ECLIPSE has all the feel of a Raymond Chandler novel. David Baxter is a compelling lead character, hollowed out by the disaster that broke the world and reluctant to be an active participant, not just in the murder investigation but society as a whole.” —IGN

“A great book with a really original spin on traditional sci-fi.” —All-Comic (5/5 overall score)  

“Kaplan’s storytelling style is succinct, and the art by Timpano has never been better.” —Word of the Nerd (10/10 overall score)  

“This is a story that sees the world reimagined but still manages to explore the human condition.” —GeekFeed (5/5 overall score)  

“Extremely appealing to the eye.” —Bounding into Comics (10/10 overall score)   

"Part mystery, part monster tale, and all science fiction, ECLIPSE keeps getting better as Kaplan unfolds this dystopian detective story. Timpano and Kaplan are one impressive voice." —Spartantown 
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, 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
www.imagecomics.com.
IMAGE COMICS FOUNDERS REUNITE
AT EMERALD CITY COMICON 2017
TO CELEBRATE 25TH ANNIVERSARY

Rare gathering of original founders set for Friday, March 3rd 

Image Comics and ReedPOP, the leading producer of pop culture events are pleased to announce that original Image Comics company founders Todd McFarlane, Jim Valentino, Erik Larsen, Rob Liefeld, Marc Silvestri, and Whilce Portacio will reunite at Emerald City Comicon 2017 to celebrate the company’s milestone 25th anniversary. The panel will be moderated by Walking Dead creator and Image Comics partner, Robert Kirkman.

The Image Comics founders will come together for a very special ECCC panel on Friday, March 3rd from 1:00–2:30 PM. The panel will focus on the origin story of the company when, 25 years ago, a group of comics artists looked at the difference between what they were capable of and what they were being given, and left the promise of steady work for new pastures. The result was Image Comics, which has grown from an upstart group to a comics publisher that has changed the course of the industry. Image's 25th anniversary year begins with this special event, a rare gathering that is not to be missed.

Following the panel, there will be an exclusive signing with the Image Comics founders in the Grand Ballroom at the Sheraton Hotel located next door to the Washington State Convention Center from 3:00–4:30 PM. ECCC will coordinate a ‘lottery system’ where badge-holding fans will submit their names and a lucky 300 fans will win a limited edition poster and admission to have it signed by the founders. Lottery applications are open on the Emerald City Comicon website until February 21st.

On February 1, 1992 seven comics superstars Erik Larsen, Jim Lee, Rob Liefeld, Todd McFarlane, Whilce Portacio, Marc Silvestri, and Jim Valentino came together to form their own company that would change the landscape of comics forever. Current partners McFarlane, Valentino, Kirkman, Larsen, and Silvestri collectively have brought creator-owned comics to the forefront of industry change and, after 25 years of amazing storytelling freedom, Image Comics celebrates the milestone anniversary all year long with ongoing promotions, events, and festivities.

For more details on Image Comics at ECCC, including the full list of panels, signings, show variants, and attending creators, check back for updates at: www.imagecomics.com.

Emerald City Comicon is the premier comic book and pop culture convention in the Northwest taking place in downtown Seattle at the Washington State Convention Center. Celebrating its 15th anniversary, this year’s show will take place March 2 – 5, 2017. For tickets and additional show information, please visit www.EmeraldCityComicon.com
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, 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
www.imagecomics.com.
ABOUT REEDPOP
ReedPOP is a boutique group within Reed Exhibitions exclusively devoted to organizing events, launching and acquiring new shows, and partnering with premium brands in the pop culture world. ReedPOP is dedicated to celebrations of popular culture throughout the globe that transcend ordinary events by providing unique access and dynamic personal experiences. The ReedPOP portfolio includes: New York Comic Con (NYCC), Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo (C2E2), Penny Arcade Expo (PAX) West, East, South and Australia, Emerald City Comicon (ECCC), BookCon, Oz Comic-Con, Comic Con India, Paris Comic Con, Star Wars Celebration, Star Trek: Mission New York, TwitchCon, ComplexCon, UFC Fan Expo and more. The staff at ReedPOP is a fan-based group of professionals uniquely qualified to serve those with whom they share a common passion. ReedPOP is focused on bringing its expertise and knowledge to world communities in North America, South America, Europe, Asia, India and Australia. (www.reedpop.com)
STREET ANGEL, THE DEADLIEST GIRL ALIVE, COMES TO IMAGE COMICS
Teenage homeless ninja skater STREET ANGEL gets a new hardcover this April

Jesse “Street Angel” Sanchez, of webcomic fame, will grace/deface a full-color hardcover graphic novel for the first time this April, from the Eisner Award-winning creative team of Jim Rugg (The PLAIN Janes, Afrodisiac) and Brian Maruca (Afrodisiac).      

Sanchez is a kung fu master on a skateboard and a homeless orphan failing seventh grade.

In STREET ANGEL: AFTER SCHOOL KUNG FU SPECIAL, Jesse takes the Ninja Kid to school! Her fists are the facts and his face is the report card! Meanwhile, Saturday night's the big dance and Jesse doesn't want to go! Is love in the air? No. No, it’s not.

Jim Rugg describes STREET ANGEL as "a cross between the A-Team, a xenomorph, and Lacey Baker. She loves food, fist fights, hanging out with friends Bell (a robot), Lilith (Satan's daughter), and Emma (a zombie), skateboarding, candy, pizza, nutraloaf, grilled cheese, General Tso's, french fries, beer, chips, moon pies, Twinkies, sandwiches, hamburgers, hot dogs, tacos, pancakes, spaghetti, mac & cheese, peanut butter, BBQ, wings, soda..."

Brian Maruca says "STREET ANGEL puts the fun back into being an orfun."

STREET ANGEL: AFTER SCHOOL KUNG FU SPECIAL HC (Diamond code: FEB170714, ISBN: 978-1-5343-0287-7) hits comic book stores on Wednesday, April 26th and bookstores on Tuesday, May 2nd. The final order cutoff deadline for retailers is Monday, March 13th.

STREET ANGEL: AFTER SCHOOL KUNG FU SPECIAL HC  is available for preorder via Amazon, Barnes & NobleIndiebound, and Indigo

Select praise for STREET ANGEL: 

"Jesse Sanchez is my new favorite comic book character. Great middle school dialogue and the battle scenes will blow your mind!” —Jeff Smith (Bone, RASL, Tuki)

“The writing is sharp, witty, and riddled with teenage angst—even as it lampoons the idea. The art is deceptively simple: the high-contrast, black-and-white work appears stark at first glance, but upon closer examination reveals a depth that is startlingly poignant in some stories and fabulously over-the-top in others.” —Booklist

STREET ANGEL is pure, unadulterated punk.” —Multiversity Comics

“All I wanna do is see Street Angel punch people, forever.” —Eleanor Davis (Libby’s Dad, How to Be Happy)

"Jesse, aka Street Angel, is a rare gem in the male-dominated world of comic book characters. When you finally find a comic book hero that is female, and also skateboards and kicks ass, that's when you know young girls out there now have a strong super hero to follow. STREET ANGEL shows girls that they can be anything they want to be, including someone who saves the world and fights injustices, one bad guy at a time. She also defies female stereotypes right and left, and that is pretty darn cool." —Cindy Whitehead, founder of Girl is NOT a 4 Letter Word

"STREET ANGEL remains as charming, inventive, and pitch-perfect as it was in the beginning. An indie-comics classic!" —Hope Larson (Compass South, Batgirl)

"With great style and flair, Rugg delivers another stellar story of the ever-sassy Jesse Sanchez, aka Street Angel.  Jam-packed with tween angst, humor, action, and fun, this book is a must-read for the rebel set." —Cecil Castellucci (Shade, the Changing Girl; The PLAIN Janes)

STREET ANGEL pulsates with danger!” —Wendi Freeman, Double Page Spread podcast
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, 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
www.imagecomics.com.
POWERHOUSE CREATORS TEAM UP FOR ALL-NEW SERIES BLACK CLOUD THIS APRIL
Ivan Brandon, Jason Latour, Greg Hinkle, and Matt Wilson launch new fantasy series

Writers Ivan Brandon (DRIFTER, Wolverine) and Jason Latour (SOUTHERN BASTARDS, Spider-Gwen) team up with artist Greg Hinkle (THE RATTLER, AIRBOY) and colorist Matt Wilson (THE WICKED + THE DIVINE, PAPER GIRLS) for all-new dark fantasy series BLACK CLOUD this April from Image Comics.

“I think building this book has taken us all by surprise,” said Brandon. “This team makes my jaw drop, and it's been a surreal experience watching all of our different tastes and ideas link up to build something that feels like more than the sum of its parts. This is very different from anything we've ever done before. It's invigorating to be part of it.”

Hinkle added: “I’m thrilled to get to work with so many folks that I’ve looked up to for so long. It’s a learning experience in the best possible way, and I’m really excited to get to share the results.”

Zelda was born in a world of dreams, and hers burned bigger than anyone had ever seen. Now she's on the run in our world, the dreams broken in her hands. But the pieces are for sale, the rich and the powerful are buying, and suddenly her world isn't the only place Zelda's running from.

“Even though it's conceived as a pretty unfettered comic book kind of idea, BLACK CLOUD just seems to grow to fit and reflect the life that's happening around us in real time,” said Latour. “With each passing day, we're reminded more and more of how the stories we consume and tell ourselves really do define our world. Just like real life, this is a story about fact and fiction fighting for supremacy—only here, one of them has a lightning sword."

Dreams come true—and today, they go to war.

BLACK CLOUD #1 (Diamond code: FEB170540) hits comic book stores on Wednesday, April 5th. The final order cutoff deadline for comics retailers is Monday, March 13th. 

Advance praise for BLACK CLOUD:

“Ambitious as hell—and lovely to look at, too. Hinkle and Wilson make magic together. If you’re a fan of Image’s CASANOVA, this is a must-buy!”
—Kelly Sue DeConnick (BITCH PLANET, PRETTY DEADLY)

“Making your dreams real is never easy, but with splashy art and spiky writing, BLACK CLOUD reminds us of the beauty and power of imagination in dark times.”
—Cliff Chiang (PAPER GIRLS, Wonder Woman)

"Brandon, Latour, Hinkle, Wilson, and the human underpinnings of story. A dream book, in every way." —Kieron Gillen (THE WICKED + THE DIVINE, Darth Vader)
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, 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
www.imagecomics.com.

Tuesday, February 07, 2017

HORROR/CRIME SERIES DEMONIC ARRIVES IN PAPERBACK THIS MARCH
Collecting issues #1-6

Eisner Award-nominated writer Christopher Sebela (High Crimes, Escape from New York), artist Niko Walter, colorist Dan Brown (Wolverine Max, Ghost Rider), and letterer Sal Cipriano will release a trade paperback collection of their darkly twisting vigilante series DEMONIC this March from Image Comics and Skybound Entertainment.

Taking place in a world created by THE WALKING DEAD creator Robert Kirkman & THE DARKNESS creator Marc Silvestri, DEMONIC is a sinister tale of curses, dark bargains, and sacrifice.

Detective Scott Graves will do anything to protect his family…even bargain away his soul. Now, the only thing to fear isn’t New York’s worst criminals, but what's already raging inside of him. After all, what's the cost of your soul when it's already damaged? This vigilante answers to no man, only the demon within.

DEMONIC TP (Diamond code: JAN170799, ISBN: 978-1-5343-0057-6) hits comic book stores Wednesday, March 15th and bookstores Tuesday, March 21st. The final order cutoff deadline for retailers is Monday, February 13th.

DEMONIC TP is available for preorder via Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Indiebound, and Indigo.

Select praise for DEMONIC:

“Exploring themes of corruption, duality, and family, the series promises to be a gory, satisfying ride.” —Casey Gilly, Comic Book Resources

“Chilling, unsettling, and utterly compelling, DEMONIC is a story that will keep whispering in your ear long after you’ve put the book down.” —Big Comic Page

“The groundwork that Christopher Sebela has laid in this first issue, and the directions that he appears to be taking the story are incredibly intriguing…” —Stephen Andrew, Four Letter Nerd

“From cover to back page, DEMONIC carries a weight and a tension that is often hard to pull off in the comic world, and carries it very well.” —Matt Johnson, Watch Play Read
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, 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
www.imagecomics.com.
ABOUT SKYBOUND ENTERTAINMENT
Founded in 2010, Skybound Entertainment is a multiplatform entertainment company specializing in television, comics, film, digital content, interactive, gaming, and merchandise. The company is led by The Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman and his longtime producing and business partner David Alpert.

Monday, February 06, 2017

IMAGE COMICS CO-FOUNDER AND
CO-PARTNER ERIK LARSEN INTRODUCES
MIGHTY MAN ONE-SHOT
Image Comics is pleased to announce an all-new one-shot by comics legend Erik Larsen, Image Comics’ co-founder and co-partner and the creator of the long-running SAVAGE DRAGON series, and artist Nikos Koutsis team up for: MIGHTY MAN. The one-shot story will take flight this April.

In MIGHTY MAN, seven-year-old Betty Bradford has inherited the mantle of the World’s Mightiest Man. Now she trains to take on the role of the world’s greatest superhero and faces her biggest challenge ever.

Mighty Man was a nutty idea I had some years ago where a godlike entity could be transferred from one host to another, enabling its host to transform into the world’s mightiest man,” said Larsen. “In each case, I thought it would be compelling to give those powers to the least likely recipient. At this point the power is in the hands of a seven year old girl, the daughter of a previous host who had been Mighty Man.”

A fun, action-packed story, MIGHTY MAN is sure to satisfy any comics fan in search of a standalone, page-turning adventure.

MIGHTY MAN, one-shot (Diamond Code FEB170577) hits stores on Wednesday, April 5th. The final order cutoff deadline is Monday, March 13th. 
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, 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
www.imagecomics.com.