Thursday, July 01, 2010

IDW Presents 5 Days To Die

All-new thriller series offers five-weekly issues for September

“Hard-hitting, suspenseful, and innovative”

[5 Days to Die cover] San Diego, CA (July 1, 2010) – Coming in September, IDW Publishing introduces an exciting, month-long comic event for this five-Wednesday month. Created and written by Andy Schmidt, with art by Chee, 5 Days to Die is timed specifically in a five-Wednesday month, bringing fans back to the comic stores each week. New York Times best-selling author David Morrell calls the weekly series “hard-hitting, suspenseful, and innovative.”

“The story really developed because I like old-school action thriller movies, full of noir and suspense,” said Schmidt. “Chee was the perfect artist to bring Ray’s heartache to life and he makes every punch, bullet, tackle, and hit leap off the page and smack you in the face. If you’re a fan of ‘Bullet’ or the original ‘Die Hard’ then this is the book for you.”

5 Days to Die follows Ray Crisara, a tough cop who has to make an impossible decision with just five days to live. Available every Wednesday for the month of September, each issue will feature a new day and new challenge for Ray. Raves fan-favorite writer Christos N. Gage, "this is the stuff crime noir fans love!" Each weekly issue also sports a compelling cover from top-tier artists. David Finch does the honors for issue #1, Michael Avon Oeming for issue #2, Ben Templesmith opens issue #3, Gabriele Dell’Otto is on issue #4, and Pablo Raimondi rounds out issue #5.

Upon surviving a terrible car accident, Ray is left a widower and his daughter is in critical condition. Believing this was a planned hit by the city’s drug lord he’s been pursuing, he must decide to track the killer or stay with his little girl. With a brain injury that leaves Ray less than a week to live, how will he decide to spend his last days on Earth?

5 Days to Die #1 ($3.99, 32 pages, full color) will be available in-stores in September 1, 2010. Diamond order code JUL10 0331

5 Days to Die #2 ($3.99, 32 pages, full color) will be available in-stores in September 8, 2010. Diamond order code JUL10 0333

5 Days to Die #3 ($3.99, 32 pages, full color) will be available in-stores in September 15, 2010. Diamond order code JUL10 0335

5 Days to Die #4 ($3.99, 32 pages, full color) will be available in-stores in September 22, 2010. Diamond order code JUL10 0337

5 Days to Die #5 ($3.99, 32 pages, full color) will be available in-stores in September 29, 2010. Diamond order code JUL10 0339

Visit to learn more about the company and its top-selling books.

About IDW Publishing

IDW is an award-winning publisher of comic books, graphic novels and trade paperbacks, based in San Diego, California. Renowned for its diverse catalog of licensed and independent titles, IDW publishes some of the most successful and popular titles in the industry, including: Hasbro's The Transformers and G.I. JOE, Paramount's Star Trek; Fox's Angel; the BBC's Doctor Who; and comics and trade collections based on novels by worldwide bestselling author, James Patterson. IDW is also home to the Library of American Comics imprint, which publishes classic comic reprints; Yoe! Books, a partnership with Yoe! Studios; and is the print publisher for EA Comics and ComicMix.

IDW's original horror series, 30 Days of Night, was launched as a major motion picture in October 2007 by Sony Pictures and was the #1 film in its first week of release. More information about the company can be found at

For Immediate Release

July 1, 2010, Los Angeles, CA – Radical Publishing and Full Clip Productions are proud to announce that they have entered into an imprint deal. Under this agreement, Full Clip Productions, the company headed by actor Sam Worthington and his partners Michael Schwarz and John Schwarz, will develop intellectual property to be produced under the Radical banner. Worthington and John Schwarz will star in the film adaptations of select projects.

The first project in development under the imprint is Damaged, created by John Schwarz and Michael Schwarz, and written by Eisner Award winner David Lapham (Stray Bullets), the story centers on two brothers committed to justice in different ways – one inside the law, one violently beyond it. Now, with the end of their careers approaching, they must train their replacements, hoping to remake each in their image. But the vigilante code has changed and the brothers are left unprepared for the true lawlessness and corruption that is about to be unleashed. Fans can learn more about Damaged when they visit Radical's San Diego Comic-Con Booth #3735.

"We are thrilled to have Full Clip in the Radical family," said Radical Studios President Barry Levine. "An imprint deal of this nature is unprecedented in the industry, and we couldn't ask for better partners than Sam, Michael and John."

"As a lifelong fan of comics, I'm so excited to have the chance to create material which I can then personally bring to life on screen," Worthington said. "This is a great opportunity for my partners and I to work alongside a dynamic company like Radical."

Radical Publishing, run by Levine and Jesse Berger, recently announced development of a feature adaptation of its soon-to-debut graphic novel, Legends: The Enchanted, with Ron Howard and Brian Grazer's Imagine Entertainment. Radical is also adapting The Last Days of American Crime with Worthington attached to star in and produce as well as Oblivion, which is being developed with Tron: Legacy director Joseph Kosinski. Radical Publishing currently has 19 titles in circulation which are published in 7 countries, and a catalog containing more than 70 properties and 500 characters.

Worthington was hand-picked by filmmaker James Cameron to star as the lead in Avatar, which is now the highest grossing film of all time. The movie won the Golden Globe award for "Best Motion Picture-Drama" and was nominated for an Academy Award for "Best Motion Picture." In 2009, Worthington teamed up with Christian Bale and director McG in Warner Brothers' Terminator Salvation. Recently, Worthington wrapped The Fields for producer Michael Mann and director Ami Canaan Mann, co-starring with Jeffrey Dean Morgan. He will next be seen in John Madden's The Debt, where he stars opposite Helen Mirren. The film will premiere at the 2010 Toronto Film Festival and will be released later this year.

About Radical Publishing

Radical Publishing is founded by Barry Levine (producer for Hercules, Caliber, Freedom Formula, Shrapnel, Abattoir, Oblivion, The Last Days of American Crime, Legends and executive producer for the in-development Rex Mundi movie for Warner Bros., written by Jim Uhls and starring Johnny Depp) and entrepreneur Jesse Berger (executive producer for Hercules, Caliber, Freedom Formula, Shrapnel, Abattoir, Oblivion, The Last Days of American Crime and Legends).

For their quality and excellence in 2008, Radical Publishing was granted the Gem Award for "Best New Publisher of the Year" from Diamond Comic Distributors. Radical brings the best writing, storytelling, and fully painted cover and interior art to the global comic book market, from prominent international talents such as Yoshitaka Amano, Keith Arem, Rain Beredo, Marc Bernardin, John Bolton, Ron L. Brinkerhoff, Bing Cansino, Matt Cirulnick, Tomm Coker, Clayton Crain, Lorenzo di Bonaventura, Flint Dille, Marko Djurdjevic, Ian Edginton, Warren Ellis, James Farr, Adam Freeman, E. Max Frye, Antoine Fuqua, Justin Gray, Paul Gulacy, David Hine, Taka Ichise, Joseph Kosinski, Clint Langley, Adam Lawson, David Lapham, Richard Lee, Rob Levin, David Liss, Alex Maleev, Leonardo Manco, David Manpearl, Stephan Martinière, Francesco "Matt" Mattina, Peter Milligan, Steve Moore, Arvid Nelson, Wayne Nichols, Steve Niles, Jimmy Palmiotti, Nick Percival, Troy Peteri, Vincent Proce, Steve Pugh, Patrick Reilly, Rick Remender, Terry Rossio, Luis Royo, Nick Sagan, Kirsi Salonen, Sam Sarkar, Stjepan Sejic, M. Zachary Sherman, Bill Sienkiewicz, Wesley Snipes, Jim Steranko, Arthur Suydam, Patrick Tatopoulos, J.P. Targete, Greg Tocchini, Andree Wallin, Rich Wilkes, Dave Wilkins, Concept Art House, Haberlin Studios, Meduzarts Digital Environment Studio, Weta Workshop, Zombie Studios, and many more.

Currently, Radical Publishing has production deals with Spyglass Entertainment and Peter Berg's Film 44 for Hercules, with Johnny Depp's Infinitum Nihil for Caliber, New Regency and Bryan Singer's Bad Hat Harry Productions for Freedom Formula as well as Ron Howard and Brian Grazer's Imagine Entertainment for Legends.
New Sneak Peek Revealed of Jane's Ultra-Galactic, Sexy Cyborg Revolutionist Alter-Ego

July 1, 2010 (LOS ANGELES, CA) - With two weeks to go until the street date of Lady Robotika: Slaveship to the Stars, issue #1 in the debut of the comic book series created by Bill Morrison and Jane Wiedlin, the creators today release a sneak preview of some of the key concept art from the book, and announce the pre-sale of the debut issues. Published by Shadowline and Image Comics, Lady Robotika touches down on July 14 at comic stores nationwide. To find a comic shop near you, please visit

Today's announcement includes the introduction of some of the characters keeping Lady Robotika company, including E'Death: Herron IV's sadistic prison warden, the Iron Maidens: E'death's lethal squad of guards, and Emperor Yecchh: the Supreme Ruler of planet Herron IV. The exclusive concept art gallery can be viewed here:

Lady Robotika is a full-color 32-page comic, the brainchild of legendary Go-Go's guitarist Jane Wiedlin ("Our Lips Are Sealed"), and Bill Morrison, Eisner Award-winning creative behind The Simpsons Comics, Futurama Comics, Roswell, Little Green Man and Heroes Anonymous, with an art assist from Tone Rodriquez and Jeffrey Moy. Earthly rock star Jane Wiedlin is abducted by a rock 'n roll-loving evil alien emperor, and implanted with nanobots meant to enslave her. His plans backfire as our guitar-slinging heroine learns to control the nanites and transforms into the super-powered cyborg galactic liberator Lady Robotika! With sexy sci-fi rock and roll space adventures to ensue...
Ziggy Marley to join Image Comics for an exclusive signing at Comic-Con International 2010

Berkeley, CA - 1 July 2010 - Grammy Award-winning musician Ziggy Marley is adding another title to his already impressive resume: comic book author.

The first issue of Ziggy's book, MARIJUANAMAN, will hit store shelves across the country on April 20, 2011. In support of his book, Ziggy will be making an exclusive one-day-only appearance at Comic-Con International. On Saturday, July 24, Ziggy will be signing MARIJUANAMAN posters with publisher Image Comics from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at booth #2729. Joining him will be artist Jim Mahfood (MIXED TAPES) and co-writer Joe Casey (GODLAND, OFFICER DOWNE).

Five-time Grammy winner and Reggae icon Ziggy Marley's early immersion in music came at age ten when he sat in on recording sessions with his father Bob Marley. For the next decade, as front man to Ziggy Marley and The Melody Makers, Ziggy released eight best-selling albums, garnering three Grammys, with such chart-topping hits as "Tomorrow People" and "Tumbling Down." Ziggy's first solo album, DRAGONFLY, was released in 2003, to much critical acclaim. His second solo release, LOVE IS MY RELIGION, won a Grammy in 2006 for Best Reggae Album. His third solo release, FAMILY TIME, scored him a Grammy in a new category: Best Musical Album For Children.

Now, Ziggy is blazing into the comic world with his latest project, MARIJUANAMAN. Ziggy's new superhero, Marijuanaman, is from a planet that is in desperate need of THC. Marijuanaman seeks to save Earth's marijuana fields from destruction by the drug company PharmeXon, and thus saving his home planet from destruction.

"I have been reading comics since I was a little boy in Jamaica,” Ziggy declares. “I am very excited to be a part of Image Comics, Comic-Con, and the comic book community."

Don’t miss Ziggy Marley's appearance at Comic-Con International 2010, where he will be signing limited edition Marijuanaman posters at Image Comics, booth #2729, on Saturday, July 24, 2010, from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The first issue of MARIJUANAMAN will be in stores April 20, 2011. Find out more at

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 four major houses: Todd McFarlane Productions, Top Cow Productions, Shadowline and Image Central. Image publishes comics and graphic novels in nearly every genre, sub-genre, and style imaginable. It offers science fiction, romance, horror, crime fiction, historical fiction, humor and more by the finest artists and writers working in the medium today. For more information, visit

Wednesday, June 30, 2010


JUNE 30, MILWAUKIE, OR­­—If you’ve recently visited the Dark Horse website, you may have noticed a new edition to the homepage. Just over a month ago, Dark Horse joined the blogosphere, and has been posting exclusive content ever since.

Combining a mix of feature content, interviews, and first looks, the Dark Horse company blog will become the premier venue for Dark Horse news online.

“The Dark Horse blog will provide a world-class experience for pop-culture fans looking for more information about our incredible line of comics, books, and toys,” said Dark Horse’s vice president of marketing, Micha Hershman. “By leveraging interactive technologies, providing direct-feedback mechanisms, and streamlining our distribution of news and editorial content, Dark Horse has taken another step toward fulfilling our promise as the most community-focused comic publisher in the world.”

The Dark Horse blog will slowly replace the existing Dark Horse press-release list. Please subscribe to our blog RSS feed for the latest Dark Horse news!

Visit the Dark Horse blog now at

About Dark Horse Comics

Since 1986, Dark Horse Comics has proven to be a solid example of how integrity and innovation can help broaden a unique storytelling medium and establish a small, homegrown company as an industry giant. The company is known for the progressive and creator friendly atmosphere it provides for writers and artists. In addition to publishing comics from top talent like Frank Miller, Mike Mignola, Neil Gaiman, Gerard Way, Will Eisner, and bestselling prose author, Janet Evanovich, Dark Horse has developed such successful characters as The Mask, Timecop, and SpyBoy. Additionally, their highly successful line of comics and products based on popular properties includes Star Wars, Indiana Jones, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Aliens, Conan, Mass Effect, Tim Burton, Serenity and Domo. Today, Dark Horse Comics is the largest independent comic-book publisher in the United States and is recognized as both an innovator in the cause of creator rights and the comics industry's leading publisher of licensed material.
IDW’s Chris Ryall Becomes Company’s
First Chief Creative Officer

Will remain Editor-in-Chief and manage creative direction of company

San Diego, CA (June 30, 2010) – IDW Publishing, a leader in graphic novel and book publishing, announced today that long-time Editor-in-Chief Chris Ryall has been promoted to become the company’s first Chief Creative Officer.

“Chris joined the IDW team just as we were building our publishing business and he's been an integral part of our growth and success” said IDW CEO, Ted Adams. “I'm very happy to be able to recognize his hard work with a title that reflects what he does for the company, and I'm looking forward to working with him and his editorial team as we work on our 2011 publishing schedule.”

[Chris Ryall headshot drawing]With more than a decade in the comics industry, as both a creator and editor, Mr. Ryall will continue to guide IDW’s creative development. Mr. Ryall first joined IDW in 2004 as Editor-in-Chief, a role that he has grown impressively and will retain. Now, as IDW's Chief Creative Officer, Mr. Ryall's duties will expand to encompass the entire slate of IDW's publishing efforts across all platforms.

“When I joined IDW in '04, I looked forward to helping the company expand beyond its roots,” said Mr. Ryall. “And in my six years here, it's been my pleasure to see my role grow exponentially as well. I look forward to continually pushing IDW forward in new and exciting ways.”

An Eisner- and Eagle-nominated comic book writer, Mr. Ryall has worked in a variety of creative functions throughout his career. Mr. Ryall served as the Editor in Chief for filmmaker Kevin Smith’s web venture before joining IDW. He is also the author of many different comic series, including Clive Barker’s The Great and Secret Show, Zombies vs Robots, Groom Lake, Beowolf and Weekly World News, plus the co-writer of a prose book, Comic Books 101.

“In many ways, I still feel like I'm just getting started with IDW,” Mr. Ryall added. “Especially when I consider the still-unannounced projects we've got coming up in 2011, and with the great editorial team we have assembled, I'm more optimistic than I've ever been.”

Visit to learn more about the company and its top-selling books.

About IDW Publishing 

IDW is an award-winning publisher of comic books, graphic novels and trade paperbacks, based in San Diego, California. Renowned for its diverse catalog of licensed and independent titles, IDW publishes some of the most successful and popular titles in the industry, including: Hasbro's The Transformers and G.I. JOE, Paramount's Star Trek; Fox's Angel; the BBC's Doctor Who; and comics and trade collections based on novels by worldwide bestselling author, James Patterson. IDW is also home to the Library of American Comics imprint, which publishes classic comic reprints; Yoe! Books, a partnership with Yoe! Studios; and is the print publisher for EA Comics and ComicMix.

IDW's original horror series, 30 Days of Night, was launched as a major motion picture in October 2007 by Sony Pictures and was the #1 film in its first week of release. More information about the company can be found at






September 28, 2010!

Andre Braugher, Summer Glau, Ed Asner join popular voices Kevin Conroy & Tim Daly;

New DC Showcase GREEN ARROW on Special Edition Blu-ray & 2-Disc Special Edition DVD

BURBANK, CA, (June 30, 2010) – To save an earthbound Kryptonian, the Man of Steel and the Dark Knight unite once again – this time to battle the powerful forces of Darkseid – in Superman/Batman: Apocalypse, the ninth entry in the popular, ongoing series of DC Universe Animated Original PG-13 Movies coming September 28, 2010 from Warner Premiere, DC Comics and Warner Bros. Animation. The highly anticipated, full-length film will be distributed by Warner Home Video as a Special Edition Blu-Ray™ and 2-Disc Special Edition DVD for $29.99 and $24.98 (SRP), respectively, as well as single disc DVD for $19.98 (SRP). The film will also be available On Demand and for Download.

Fan favorites Tim Daly (Private Practice) and Kevin Conroy (China Beach) return to their seminal roles as Superman and Batman, respectively. The celebrity-laden guest cast is headed by Andre Braugher (Men of a Certain Age) as the daunting Darkseid. Sci-Fi heroine Summer Glau (Serenity/Firefly, Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles) provides the voice of Supergirl, and seven-time Emmy Award winner Ed Asner (Up) reprises his Superman: The Animated Series/Justice League role as Granny Goodness.

Based on the DC Comics series/graphic novel “Superman/Batman: Supergirl” by Jeph Loeb, Michael Turner & Peter Steigerwald, Superman/Batman: Apocalypse is produced by animation legend Bruce Timm and directed by Lauren Montgomery (Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths) from a script by Academy Award-nominated screenwriter Tab Murphy (Gorillas in the Mist).

After a spaceship splashes down in Gotham City Harbor, Batman and Superman encounter a mysterious Kryptonian with powers as great as those of the Man of Steel. The Kryptonian is soon revealed to be Kara, cousin of Superman, who takes her under his wing to educate her about the ways of Earth. However, the villainous Darkseid has other plans. Seeing an opportunity to finally defeat Superman, Darkseid abducts and gains control of Kara, utilizing the powerful Kryptonian to do his bidding. It’s up to Batman and Superman to save Kara, but they’ll have to take the fight to Darkseid within his hostile world – where unknown, deadly threats lurk around every corner, including a brainwashed Kryptonian able to match Superman blow-for-blow.

In addition to the feature film, the Superman/Batman: Apocalypse Special Edition Blu-Ray™ and 2-Disc Special Edition DVD include the third DC Showcase animated short, Green Arrow. Screenwriter Greg Weisman’s story finds Oliver Queen at the Star City International Airport to pick up his girlfriend, only to be forced into action as Green Arrow to protect the 10-year-old Princess of Vlatava from his old nemesis Merlyn the Magnificent and the League of Assassins. The short features the voices of Neal McDonough (Desperate Housewives) and Malcolm McDowell (Entourage). Bruce Timm is executive producer.

Superman/Batman: Apocalypse 2-Disc Special Edition DVD features more than 1 1/2 hours of exciting extra content, including:

· Feature film (est. 75 min)

· DC Showcase: Green Arrow (10 min)

· Sneak Peak at the Next DC Universe Animated Original Movie (10 min)

· Featurette: Supergirl: The Last Daughter of Krypton - A comprehensive look at The Maiden of Might from her introduction in the classic age of comics to her death in the “Crisis on Infinite Earths” crossover event to her appearance on Smallville and beyond.

· 2 bonus episodes from animated television series handpicked by Bruce Timm

Superman/Batman: Apocalypse Special Edition Blu-Ray™ will include more than 2 1/2 hours of intriguing bonus features, starting with all of the content available on the 2-Disc Special Edition DVD and adding:

· All-New Featurette: The New Gods - This documentary covers Darkseid’s story, particularly in reference to the adaptation of Superman/Batman: Apocalypse. A primer on the wealth of material and stories contained in the New Gods series, along with a deeper understanding of why these characters – and especially Darkseid – are so memorable and important to the DC pantheon.

· All-New Featurette Pods

· Orion - The mightiest warrior on either New Genesis or Apokolips, Orion follows an almost Shakespearean arc culminating in the slaying of his father, Darkseid. This mini-featurette shines a light on this classically tragic character.

Mister Miracle - This mini-featurette focuses on the greatest escape artist the universe has ever known and how he was traded in a peace effort to be raised by Darkseid, the enemy of all New Genesis.

· 2 additional bonus TV series episodes handpicked by Bruce Timm

· Digital copy on disc of the feature film

“Great things happen when powerful entities come together, and the partnership of Warner Premiere, DC Comics and Warner Bros. Animation is proud to continue this popular film series by once again uniting the two most popular characters in the DC Universe in a story that truly tests their strength, trust, loyalty, ingenuity and heroism,” said Matt Bierman, Senior Vice President Production, Warner Premiere.

"It is a testament to the larger-than-life nature of Jeph Loeb’s blockbuster storylines that two of the first nine DC Universe movies are based on his work," said Geoff Johns, Chief Creative Officer of DC Entertainment. "Superman/Batman: Apocalypse lets us see Superman and Batman in action side-by-side again, but this time along with Supergirl and one of DC's greatest villains, Darkseid."

“Just as Superman and Batman stand atop the DC canon of characters, so do the respective seminal voices of Tim Daly and Kevin Conroy in the hearts and minds of fans. Superman/Batman: Apocalypse will no doubt please comic-centric and mainstream audiences alike – particularly in the performances of Daly and Conroy opposite dynamic actors like Andre Braugher and Ed Asner, and fanboy favorite Summer Glau,” said Amit Desai, WHV Vice President of Family, Animation & Partner Brands.

About Warner Premiere:

Warner Premiere is a Warner Bros. Entertainment production company focused on the development, production and marketing of feature-length-DVD and short-form digital content for this growing space. Warner Premiere is committed to being at the creative forefront in the evolution of quality product in the direct-to-consumer business, creating material that exemplifies the commitment to story, production and brand equity for which Warner Bros. is known.

About Warner Home Video

With operations in 90 international territories, Warner Home Video, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company, a division of the Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group, commands the largest distribution infrastructure in the global video marketplace. Warner Home Video's film library is the largest of any studio, offering top quality new and vintage titles from the repertoires of Warner Bros. Pictures, Turner Entertainment, Castle Rock Entertainment, HBO Video and New Line Home Entertainment.

About Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group brings together Warner Bros. Entertainment's home video, digital distribution, interactive entertainment/videogames, direct-to-DVD production, technical operations and anti-piracy businesses in order to maximize current and next-generation distribution scenarios. WBHEG is responsible for the global distribution of content through DVD, electronic sell-through and VOD, and delivery of theatrical content to wireless and online channels, and is also a significant worldwide publisher for both internal and third party videogame titles.

About DC Comics:

DC Comics, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company, is the largest English-language publisher of comics in the world and home to such iconic characters as Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman and the Sandman. These DC Super Heroes and others have starred in comic books, movies, television series (both animated and live-action) and cyberspace, thrilling audiences of all ages for generations. DC Comics’ Web site is located at

DC SUPER HEROES and all related characters and elements are trademarks of and © DC Comics.


About Warner Bros. Animation:

Warner Bros. Animation (WBA) has been producing award-winning original animation since 1930, when it released its first cartoon, “Sinkin' in the Bathtub.” Since then, WBA’s characters have set the standard for innovative, quality animation. Producing for network and cable television, online, home entertainment and feature films both domestically and internationally, WBA is highly respected for its creative and technical excellence, as well as for maintaining the studio’s rich cartoon heritage. WBA also oversees the creative use and production of animated programming based on classic cartoon characters from the Hanna-Barbera and DC Comics libraries. WBA is one of the most-honored animation studios in history, including six Academy Awards® and 35 Emmy® Awards.
Guardians of the Globe miniseries now titled GUARDING THE GLOBE

Berkeley, CA - 30 June 2010 - Image Comics announces a name change for the six-issue Guardians of the Globe miniseries: GUARDING THE GLOBE.

The first issue of the six-issue miniseries, cowritten by Robert Kirkman (INVINCIBLE, THE WALKING DEAD) and Benito Cereno (INVINCIBLE PRESENTS: ATOM EVE & REX SPLODE, HECTOR PLASM) and illustrated by newcomer Ransom Getty, will be in stores in August.

In GUARDING THE GLOBE, heroes both familiar and new struggle to protect Earth in Invincible's absence. As the Viltrumite War rages on within the pages of INVINCIBLE, the ranks of the Guardians of the Globe are suddenly depleted. The world is in danger, and the team is in search of new blood. It's the biggest recruitment drive since Omni-Man slaughtered the original members. But will it be in time to stop The Order? This series is a can't-miss action extravaganza, with one-page backups by Chris Giarrusso (G-MAN, Mini-Marvels) featuring the Guardians of the Globe that never were: Invincible, Spawn, Rick Grimes, Barack Obama, and Gary Popper!

GUARDING THE GLOBE #1 (of 6), a 32-page full-color comic featuring a backup story by Chris Giarrusso, will be on sale for $3.50 on August 25, 2010.

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 four major houses: Todd McFarlane Productions, Top Cow Productions, Shadowline and Image Central. Image publishes comics and graphic novels in nearly every genre, sub-genre, and style imaginable. It offers science fiction, romance, horror, crime fiction, historical fiction, humor and more by the finest artists and writers working in the medium today. For more information, visit

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

JUNE 30TH, 2010

Re-live the mind-warping adventures
of the immortal rock & roll troll on a mission

June 29th, 2010 - Los Angeles, CA - BOOM! Studios is proud to present the completed rock epic KILL AUDIO, co-written by musical mastermind Claudio Sanchez and Chondra Echert, with brain-melting art by Mr. Sheldon, collected for the first time in a stunning hardcover edition! Take a trip back to Sight & Sound with Kill Audio and his eccentric gang of misfits on their mission to stop the music!

“This is one of the wildest books we've ever published!” says Marketing Director Chip Mosher. “Fan support for this book is just as epic as the words and art within, and we're glad to give the fans an edition of this story they'll be proud to own and display.”

“In addition to all six issues of the critically acclaimed series, this hardcover includes exclusive content sure to please fans of this far out mythos”, Says KILL AUDIO Editor Ian Brill. “An introduction by ELEPHANTMEN creator and Comicraft founder Richard Starkings, an original and illustrated prose story shedding light on the KILL AUDIO supporting cast and even an advice column are just some of the extra material readers can expect, to expand on the already rich world of KILL AUDIO. “

Claudio Sanchez is the lead singer/guitarist of COHEED AND CAMBRIA as well as the celebrated creator of the COHEED AND CAMBRIA mythology, of which he birthed the best selling sci-fi mini-series THE AMORY WARS and the 352-page prose novel YEAR OF THE BLACK RAINBOW (Co-written by legendary author Peter David). Sanchez steps out of the Amory Wars mythos with a vengeance with KILL AUDIO, which follows the adventures of an immortal little troll who struggles to find purpose in a land where creativity is a controlled substance. When musical creativity spirals into chaos, Kill Audio discovers his life mission. Supported by a wildly eccentric posse and a nemesis hell-bent on proving the rock troll’s mortality, Kill Audio takes on ridiculously mismatched musical sub-genres while traipsing across a vivid landscape; a world that could only come from the intense mind of Claudio Sanchez.

Since its release KILL AUDIO has had critics talking about the inventive and exciting new series:

""It's kind of like WIZARD OF OZ if it were envisioned by Hunter S. Thompson. It's Tom Waits singing an Enya song. It's a Pollock painting if Pollock had twelve arms... you can't just say this is a must read book. This is a must experience book." – Aint It Cool News

"...the most bizarrely original comic I've ever read..." – Express Times

"KILL AUDIO is the perfect fix for anyone bored of more and the same at their shop. If you're in need for a laugh and want to see how a story about music plays out in a silent medium, pick it up." – Comics Bulletin

"I could see this becoming the kind of cult hit that, say, JOHNNY THE HOMICIDAL MANIAC was, and with much the same crowd." – All About Comics

"KILL AUDIO comes across as a story that is meant for the comic book medium because of this. This title should be on the "try out" part of everyone's Pull List moving forward." – The FlickCast

"... a great mix of "street comics" and something like JOHNNY THE HOMICIDAL MANIAC..." – Undercover Fanboy

"Regardless of what KILL AUDIO might have to say, this is a delightfully surreal world we are reading about, and readers are helpless to do anything other than simply run with it." – The Outhousers

"Art-wise... the book is a f***** masterpiece." – iFanboy

"KILL AUDIO is a strange, strange book. It's probably the single oddest thing I've been called upon to review in the four years I've written for IGN Comics. What else is to be expected from the mind of Claudio Sanchez?" – IGN

"if you are in the mood for a completely unique, somewhat violent and graphic, well drawn, trippy comic and love music, this might just be the title for you! – Omnicomic
"This is a disturbing work, and I mean that as a compliment. Anyone who's a fan of THE MAXX or of ROBOT CHICKEN should check this out." – Mark Waid (IRREDEEMABLE, KINGDOM COME, Editor-in-Chief BOOM STUDIOS)

"KILL AUDIO scratches just the right itch." – Joe Casey (ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN, IRON MAN: THE INEVITABLE)

This will scrape the dark matter out of the back of your brain and force feed it back to you." --Richard Starkings (ELEPHANTMAN, founder of Comicraft)

"This is one of the freshest books I have read in years. Mr. Sheldon, his crew and this book are truly ROCK AND ROLL!" – Nathan Fox (PIGEONS FROM HELL, DMZ)

KILL AUDIO comes in a hardbound edition collecting all six epic issues in a stunning foil stamped case wrap. KILL AUDIO Hardcover edition is sold at $24.99 and carries a ISBN code of 9781608860166 and a Diamond Code of FEB100762.

About BOOM! Studios
BOOM! Studios ( 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, DONALD DUCK, UNCLE SCROOGE and WALT DISNEY'S COMICS AND STORIES. This year, BOOM! Studios celebrates its fifth anniversary.

About Evil Ink Comics
Evil Ink Comics is a comic publishing company set up by Claudio Sanchez, the lead singer of progressive rock band COHEED AND CAMBRIA, and also the creator and author of Evil Ink’s current projects, KILL AUDIO & THE AMORY WARS.


Control the Elements in This Epic Adventure Game Based on

Paramount Pictures’ and Nickelodeon Movies’ Live-Action Film by M. Night Shyamalan


AGOURA HILLS, Calif. – June 29, 2010 – THQ Inc. (NASDAQ: THQI) today announced the release of The Last Airbender video game throughout North America exclusively for Wii™, Nintendo DSi™ and Nintendo DS™ systems. Based on the highly anticipated live-action adventure film from acclaimed director M. Night Shyamalan, The Last Airbender video game brings the world of bending to life as it invites players to relive the movie’s epic adventure from the perspective of Prince Zuko of the Fire Nation. The game, which features voice-over and likeness from Academy Award® nominee Dev Patel (Prince Zuko), newcomer Noah Ringer (Aang), and Aasif Mandavi (Zhao), also includes never-before-seen in-game cinematics and levels that extend the story and expand the thrills beyond what is shown in the film.

The Last Airbender video game is rated T for teen (Wii) and E10+ for everyone 10 and older (Nintendo DSi/DS) and is available at the suggested retail prices of $39.99 (Wii) and $29.99 (Nintendo DSi/DS). The game will also be available throughout parts of Europe and Asia in the coming months.

“The Last Airbender is more than your average movie-based video game,” said Luis Gigliotti, creative director of The Last Airbender, THQ Studios Australia. “Designed specifically for the Nintendo systems, we fully utilized the Wii technology to enhance graphical presentation and gameplay mechanics to take this genre of video game to a whole new level.”

“THQ has produced one of the most beautifully rendered video game adaptations of a film to date with The Last Airbender,” said Manuel Torres, Senior Vice President, Global Toys, Video Games & Consumer Electronics Nickelodeon & Viacom Consumer Products. “The interactive environments and bending abilities truly capture the essence, tone and exciting elements of the anticipated movie.”

About The Last Airbender Video Game

The Last Airbender video game revisits captivating, climactic scenes from the film while providing the player a much more in-depth experience. The game is told from the unique perspective of the antagonist Zuko, exiled prince of the Fire Nation, who embarks on a personal quest to capture the Avatar, a young boy named Aang, in order to regain his father’s honor. Players will be able to embody three playable characters – Aang, Zuko and the Blue Spirit – and participate in epic battles, hand-to-hand combat and various intense challenges throughout the game. Utilizing the Wii Remote™ and Nunchuk™ controllers, players will discover and master their bending powers by performing special hand movements that are specific to their character’s abilities. The interactive, action adventure game, will allow players to learn how to manipulate air and fire, creating destructive forces such as Air Vortexes, Tornadoes, Fire Balls, and Fire Bombs, to take down enemies and progress through the game in order to fulfill their destiny.

For more information about The Last Airbender video game, please visit

About The Last Airbender Film

Air, Water, Earth, Fire. Four nations tied by destiny when the Fire Nation launches a brutal war against the others. A century has passed with no hope in sight to change the path of this destruction. Caught between combat and courage, Aang (Noah Ringer) discovers he is the lone Avatar with the power to manipulate all four elements. Aang teams with Katara (Nicola Peltz), a Waterbender, and her brother, Sokka (Jackson Rathbone), to restore balance to their war-torn world.

Based on the hugely successful Nickelodeon animated TV series, the live-action feature film “The Last Airbender” is the opening chapter in Aang’s struggle to survive.

About Paramount Pictures

Paramount Pictures Corporation (PPC), a global producer and distributor of filmed entertainment, is a unit of Viacom (NYSE: VIA, VIA.B), a leading content company with prominent and respected film, television and digital entertainment brands. The company's labels include Paramount Pictures, Paramount Vantage, Paramount Classics, MTV Films and Nickelodeon Movies. PPC operations also include Paramount Digital Entertainment, Paramount Famous Productions, Paramount Home Entertainment, Paramount Pictures International, Paramount Licensing Inc., Paramount Studio Group, and Worldwide Television Distribution.

About Nickelodeon

Nickelodeon, now in its 30th year, is the number-one entertainment brand for kids. It has built a diverse, global business by putting kids first in everything it does. The company includes television programming and production in the United States and around the world, plus consumer products online, recreation, books, magazines and feature films. Nickelodeon’s U.S. television network is seen in almost 100 million households and has been the number-one-rated basic cable network for 15 consecutive years. For more information or artwork, visit Nickelodeon, The Last Airbender and all related titles, characters and logos are trademarks of Viacom Inc. (NYSE: VIA, VIA.B).

About THQ

THQ Inc. (NASDAQ: THQI) is a leading worldwide developer and publisher of interactive entertainment software. The company develops its products for all popular game systems, personal computers and wireless devices. Headquartered in Los Angeles County, California, THQ sells product through its global network of offices located throughout North America, Europe and Asia Pacific. More information about THQ and its products may be found at THQ and the THQ logo are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of THQ Inc.

Wii, Nintendo DS and Nintendo DSi are trademarks of Nintendo.

All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

The statements contained in this press release that are not historical facts may be “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements are based on current expectations, estimates and projections about the business of THQ Inc. and its subsidiaries (collectively referred to as “THQ”), including, but not limited to, expectations and projections related to the The Last Airbender video game, and are based upon management’s current beliefs and certain assumptions made by management. Such forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements, including, but not limited to, business, competitive, economic, legal, political and technological factors affecting our industry, operations, markets, products or pricing. Readers should carefully review the risk factors and the information that could materially affect THQ’s financial results, described in other documents that THQ files from time to time with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including its Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q and Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal period ended March 31, 2010, and particularly the discussion of risk factors set forth therein. Unless otherwise required by law, THQ disclaims any obligation to update its view on any such risks or uncertainties or to revise or publicly release the results of any revision to these forward-looking statements. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date of this press release.
At the 2010 Comic-Con International in San Diego, comics creator and Sony Art Director Mat Broome will be on-hand to showcase the first glimpse at two new innovative projects. The first announcement is of a new creator-owned comic series, following in the footsteps of his last creator-owned series The End League with Rick Remender. Broome's second announcement will be of an innovative online start-up that will bring together the top creative minds of comics, video games, film, television and music. These two projects underscore a revitalized creative effort by Broome that has been years in the making.

"I've been absent from the San Diego Comic Convention for years since I published my own books with Saffire and Skinners," said Mat Broome," so it'll be a blast coming back to the con after publishing several games with a large company like Sony, and returning to comics with 3D knowledge, and a software developers experience. It's going to allow me to do creative things with my ideas, and new properties that I could have only dreamed of before and make them more accessible to a larger audience."

Broome leads a dual career, working as an Art Director at Sony Online Entertainment and as Visual Director for the DC Universe Online MMORPG while also illustrating such comic projects as The End League for Dark Horse and Marvel Comics' Legend of the Blue Marvel. Broome has a long history in the comics industry, having got his start working on Marvel's X-Force series before joining Jim Lee's Homage Studios and WildStorm Entertainment working on a variety of projects including his own series Defcon 4. With over twenty years spent in both the comic and video game industries, Broome has first-hand knowledge and front-line experience on the ins and outs of being successful.

"Over the past 25 years in entertainment, I've met and worked with an amazing group of creators, In Music, Gaming, Publishing and even Animation," Broome explained. "There's been no shortage of talented people all wanting to share and get involved in building relationships with other professionals. Launching my own start up gives me the opportunity to "give back" to as many as possible and help grow the business to others who aren't in and around Los Angeles."

Mat Broome will be on-hand during San Diego Comic-Con at Booth #2002, showcasing both projects for both fans and industry colleagues.

Monday, June 28, 2010


Five Premieres in 13-Film Asia Extreme Package Available Free On VOD Throughout August

Cutting-Edge Asian Genre Films Air Saturday Nights At 12:00AM ET/PT

New York, June 28, 2010– Sundance Channel serves up a fresh helping of gore, violence and creepy supernatural mayhem as it launches a new season of its late-night destination Asia Extreme™ in August, showcasing the sharpest of cutting-edge Asian genre fare every Saturday night at midnight. The season includes the U.S. television premiers of five films from South Korea: The Restless, Shadows in the Palace, Tazza: The High Rollers, Voice and The Wig. The new season of Asia Extreme premieres on August 7 at 12:00am et/pt.

In addition to their on-air presentations, the five premieres will be among the thirteen Asia Extreme titles available free from August 1- August 31 via an exclusive cable video-on-demand package. The other titles in the package are (in alphabetical order): Bloody Ties, Bloody Reunion, Cadaver, The Chaser, Divergence, Ichi the Killer, One Missed Call and A World Without Thieves.

Sundance Channel’s Asia Extreme premieres offer an extended dip into South Korea’s thriving and diverse genre scene, where the production values are as high as the body counts. The season kicks off on August 7 with the crime thriller Tazza: The High Rollers, the second feature by rising director Dong-Hun Choi. Reviewing the film for The New York Times, Matt Zoller Seitz wrote, “‘Tazza’ is a Korean word referring to a gambler at the height of his powers. It could be applied to this film's writer and director… Bet on Tazza to entertain; you can't lose.”

The premieres continue with Ik-hwan Choi’s Voice (August 14), an erotically charged ghost story set in an all-girls’ high school; Mee-jeung Kim’s Shadows in the Palace (August 21), which focuses on the court women of Korea’s Joseun Dynasty to tell a tale of murder, clandestine sex and restless spirits; Dong-oh Cho’s The Restless (August 28), an over-the-top martial arts/fantasy epic about a 10th Century demon hunter; and Shin-Yeon Won’s The Wig (September 4), a supernatural drama about a mute artist, her cancer-stricken sister and one spectacularly malevolent hairpiece.

The on-air schedule for the new season of Asia Extreme is as follows:

August 7 at 12:00am

Tazza: The High Rollers (U.S. Television Premiere) – Directed by Dong-Hun Choi. An unsophisticated young man (Seung-woo Cho) is drawn into the dangerous world of underground gambling after he is swindled by a group of conniving card-sharps. Seeking recoupment and revenge, he apprentices himself to a master card player (Yun-shik Baek) and gains a second ally - and then some - in a seductive gambling pro (Hye-Suo Kim).

August 14 at 12:00am

Voice (U.S. Television Premiere) – Directed by Ik-hwan Choi. Promising singing student Yeong-eon (Ok-bin Kim) is mysteriously killed when she stays after school one night to practice her runs. Trapped as a ghost within the walls of her all-girl high school, Yeong-eon reaches out to her best friend Jee-myun (Ji-hye Seo) in hopes of solving the riddle of her death, and preventing future murders.

August 21 at 12:00am

Shadows in the Palace (U.S. Television Premiere) – Directed by Mee-jeung Kim. Palace intrigue, murder and ghosts combine in this tale set among the court women of the Joseun Dynasty. After a trusted maid to the royal concubine is found hanged to death, royal medic Chun-ryung (Jin-hie Park) is stunned to discover not a suicide but a murder, one that points to disturbing secrets.

August 28 at 12:00am

The Restless (U.S. Television Premiere) – Directed by Dong-oh Cho. In the 10th Century, Gawk Yi (Woo-sung Jung) fights underworld demons as one of the ruling dynasty’s official demon-slayers. Poisoned by duplicitous villagers, Gawk Yi unexpectedly finds himself in Midheaven, where dead souls await reincarnation – and where a furious battle is raging between demons and Midheaven’s protectors.

September 4 at 12:00am

The Wig (U.S. Television Premiere) – Directed by Shin-yeon Won. Leukemia-stricken Su-hyeon (Min-seo Chae) has lost her hair to chemotherapy, and her devoted older sister Ji-hyeon (Yu Seon) gives her a luxurious black wig to boost her spirits. Though initially unenthusiastic, Su-hyeon becomes utterly dependent on the wig, which proceeds to transform both sisters’ lives in bizarre and terrifying ways.

September 11 at 12:00am

One Missed Call – Directed by Takashi Miike. Beloved technology turns sinister as a group of schoolgirls begin receiving mysterious cell-phone calls from the near future. When it becomes apparent that the calls were made in the midst of extremely violent and deadly circumstances, the girls realize their days are numbered.

September 18 at 12:00am

Ichi the Killer - Directed by Takashi Miike. A scar-faced gangster (Tadanobu Asano) hunts down the mobsters who kidnapped his boss. Eventually, his quest ends in a showdown with the mysterious Ichi (Nao Omori), a troubled young man with razor-laced boots.

September 25 at 12:00am

Cadaver – Directed by Dunyasit Niyomkul. After dissecting the corpse of a beautiful young woman in anatomy class, six South Korean medical students begin to experience identical troubling nightmares. As some fall victim to gruesome fates, it’s clear that this is much more than standard first-year med-school trauma.

October 2 at 12:00am

The Chaser – Directed by Hong-jin Na. Jung-ho (Kim yun-Seok), a former police detective-turned-pimp, has a problem: his women are disappearing without a trace. However, when the disreputable Jung-ho collars the obvious psychopath and turns him over to the police, law enforcement laziness and ineptitude only make matters worse, endangering additional lives.

October 9 at 12:00am

Bloody Reunion – Directed by Dae-wung Lim. Sixteen years after graduation, a group of elementary school classmates reunite with their former teacher at her country cottage. But the happy reunion turns sour as old grudges and hidden truths surface, and one by one friends vanish in a series of unforgettably gruesome murders.

October 16 at 12:00am

Dororo - Directed by Akihiko Shiota. Based on a classic Japanese manga, this fantasy/horror epic follows a nameless samurai (Satoshi Tsumabuki) on a quest to reclaim his missing body parts from powerful demons and solve the riddle of his father’s betrayal. Along the way, he meets a callow but brave young female thief (pop singer Kou Shibasaki), who decides to take up his cause in hopes of achieving her own aims.

October 23 at 12:00am

Mad Detective – Directed by Johnnie To and Wai Ka Fai. An ex-detective (Lau Ching-Wan) with psychic abilities and a shaky grasp on reality emerges from seclusion to help solve the mystery of a cop’s disappearance. The prime suspect: the officer’s partner.

October 30 at 12:00am

Victim – Directed by Nicky Loi. A young actress, Ting (Pitchanart Sakakorn), gets a career boost when she begins portraying victims in police crime scene reenactments. But when Ting is hired to play a murdered beauty queen in movie, she finds herself suffering the same torments as the real-life victim.

About Sundance Channel

Under the creative direction of Robert Redford, Sundance Channel is the television destination for independent-minded viewers seeking something different. Bold, imaginative and uncompromising, Sundance Channel offers audiences a diverse and engaging selection of films, documentaries and original programs. Launched in 1996, Sundance Channel is a subsidiary of Rainbow Media Holdings LLC. Sundance Channel operates independently of the non-profit Sundance Institute and the Sundance Film Festival, but shares the overall Sundance mission of encouraging artistic freedom of expression. Sundance Channel's website address is

About Rainbow Media Holdings LLC

Rainbow Media Holdings LLC is a subsidiary of Cablevision Systems Corporation (NYSE: CVC). Rainbow Media owns and operates some of the world’s most popular and award-winning entertainment brands, including AMC, IFC, Sundance Channel, WE tv, Wedding Central and IFC Entertainment (IFC Center, IFC Films, IFC In Theaters, IFC Midnight and IFC Productions). Additional information about Rainbow Media’s multiplatform brands is available at