Tuesday, October 13, 2009


Dark Horse is proud to announce that Mike Mignola's Hellboy and Gerard Way's The Umbrella Academy are now available on the iPhone.

At the time of their publication, both Seed of Destruction and Apocalypse Suite were immediately renowned by critics as unique and talented debuts by independent creators.

Soon, industry heavyweights joined the chorus. Hellboy: Seed of Destruction is the beginning of the now legendary series Alan Moore calls, "a passport to a corner of funnybook heaven you may never want to leave."

Similarly, Grant Morrison calls The Umbrella Academy "one of the great new comic books of this decade," while Newsarama says the first volume of the series, Apocalypse Suite, is "flawless."

With two blockbuster Hellboy films by Guillermo del Toro and an Umbrella Academy movie in preproduction at Universal Studios, there's never been a better time to have the start of these monumental comics at your fingertips. A perfect way to introduce friends and pop-culture fans to two of the most important comics series today, or a great way to revisit the magic of amazing sequential art, the mobile editions of Seed of Destruction and Apocalypse Suite are a necessary addition for new and serious readers alike.

The first impressive issues of Hellboy and The Umbrella Academy are now available through the iTunes Store, with subsequent issues available soon. Seed of Destruction is available as four issues at $0.99 each, or as a bundle of all four issues for $3.99. The first issue of Apocalypse Suite is available for free, with issues #2–#6 only $0.99 each, or a bundle of all six issues for $4.99.

October 13, 2009

CONTACT: Brendan McGinley, Bankshot Comics
(646) 303-4820 • brendan@indeliblecomics.com

Bankshot officially announced today the debut of its new webcomic:
"Citizen X: The Mission" (http://www.indeliblecomics.com/wordpress/
citizen-x/the-mission/the-mission-1-commission/), a western set in a
world where Hannibal Barca defeated Rome and led Carthage to become a
lasting empire.

The mini-series follows a young policeman, Rakh al'Gadriel, as he is
sent to the empire's western frontier, a small town in what we know as
Ireland. The frustrated young man must prove he can control the rising
tensions between settlers and natives, but no one can keep a lid on
human nature.

"Citizen X" is drawn by Leonardo Pietro and colored by JuanManuel

Bankshot publishes comics seven days a week, having debuted with the
non-fiction comedy "Hannibal Goes to Rome" currently running at Image/
Shadowline (http://www.shadowlinecomics.com/webcomics/#/

Other titles include:

Heist - The world's greatest thief is so good the heroes have no idea
he exists...until he's hired to break into their headquarters and
steal an omnipotent artifact.

Invisible, Inc. - Supervillains no longer try to take over the
world...because they did it 40 years ago.

Dose - Black & white anthology of humor and satire

October 12, 2009 – Los Angeles, CA - Come meet BOOM! Studios writer J. Barton Mitchell and artist Dean Kotz, of the horror/detective thriller POE, as they appear at Geppi's Entertainment Museum for a one-day-only signing!

"We're very pleased to host writer J. Barton Mitchell and artist Dean Kotz, creators of Boom! Studios' exciting mini-series POE, one of the most insightful and interesting takes we've ever seen on one of Baltimore's most famous residents. With Halloween fast approaching and with our city's year-long celebration of POE, it's the perfect time for our friends and patrons to come meet this talented team," said Melissa Bowersox, Executive Vice-President of GEM.

Many know Edgar Allen Poe as not only the father of modern horror, but also the creator of the detective genre. But did you know he was a detective himself? Enter the world of POE and follow the famous author of darkness as he tracks a supernatural killer ravaging the streets of Baltimore!

Geppie's Entertainment Museum
301 W. Camden Street
Baltimore, MD 21201
(410) 625-7060

Saturday, October 17th, 2009 from 12pm - 4pm

Map: Google Maps

About BOOM!
Studios BOOM! Studios (www.boom-studios.com) is a unique publishing house specializing in high-profile projects across a wide variety of different genres from some of the industry's biggest talents, including Philip K. Dick's DO ANDROIDS DREAM OF ELECTRIC SHEEP?, The Henson Company's FARSCAPE, and the original Mark Waid series IRREDEEMABLE. BOOM! recently launched its youth imprint, BOOM Kids!, with Pixar's THE INCREDIBLES, CARS, and TOY STORY, as well as Disney's THE MUPPETS. This year, BOOM! Studios celebrates its fourth anniversary.

About Geppi's Entertainment Museum
Located in Baltimore's historic Camden Yards sports complex, immediately next door to Oriole Park and just across the street from the Baltimore Convention Center, Geppi's Entertainment Museum (GEM) celebrates the history of popular culture in America with a walk-through timeline that spans the nation's entire history, including the unique role played by the comic book. For information including museum hours, special exhibits, and more, visit www.geppismuseum.com.

Monday, October 12, 2009


Issue 44 of Comics Waiting Room is now live we have 4 great things for you to read!

Forgotten Superstars: Al Milgrom! Marc Mason says that Editori-Al was the fourth most valuable player at Marvel during the 80s and it’s time to give him his due.

Why Zombies? Avril Brown ponders the zombie phenomenon that’s swept comics over the last few years and tries to find its roots.

Long Beach Comic-Con Report! Vince Moore has all the detail from the recent show outside of Los Angeles.

Baltimore Comic-Con (non) Report! Guest columnist Kristen Rybandt headed to Baltimore for the show, and what happened next wasn’t quite according to plan. But it was still magical.

Enjoy the reading!

Marc Mason
Comics Waiting Room