Thursday, September 02, 2010






The second of three new ongoing series from
Stan Lee and BOOM! Studios!

in October
STAN LEE'S STARBORN this December!

September 2nd, 2010 - Los Angeles, CA – BOOM! Studios and POW! Entertainment announced today that STAN LEE'S THE TRAVELER #1 is available to pre-order. Debuting this November, STAN LEE'S THE TRAVELER is a new ongoing series written by IRREDEEMABLE's Mark Waid and drawn by AMAZING SPIDER-MAN's Chad Hardin.

STAN LEE'S THE TRAVELER features a mysterious new superhero with time-traveling powers who battles the Split-Second Men, super-powered assassins from the future.

"Stan Lee and Mark Waid working together? You can't beat that! Both are legends in our industry, and now both are bringing THE TRAVELER to life. There is no hype that can overstate the power of these two comic book industry titans joining forces to bring fans a brand new superhero comic book like no other you have ever seen," said BOOM! Studios Editor-in-Chief Matt Gagnon. "Add an artist like Chad Hardin to the mix, and you have comic book gold, my friends! I can't wait for fans to experience THE TRAVELER."

The November debut of STAN LEE'S THE TRAVELER #1 will mark the second of three titles debuting from Stan Lee and BOOM! Studios with STAN LEE'S SOLDIER ZERO #1 hitting store shelves in October and STAN LEE'S STARBORN #1 shipping this December. All three titles were announced by Stan Lee during a press conference at Comic-Con International this past summer.

Debuting in October, one month before THE TRAVELER, is STAN LEE'S SOLDIER ZERO. This ongoing series, written by DOCTOR WHO and ACTION COMICS scribe Paul Cornell with art by SUPERMAN artist Javier Pina, tells the story of a wheelchair-bound astronomy teacher who finds himself in a freak accident that bonds him with an alien weapon of war.

Hitting shelves this December is STAN LEE'S STARBORN. The third of the three ongoing series is written by iZOMBIE's Chris Roberson — who recently charted as a New York Times best-selling author — featuring art by SPIDER-MAN's Khary Randolph. STAN LEE'S STARBORN tells the story of a regular guy who discovers he's the heir to an intergalactic empire, putting him the center of a war between five alien races.

The revelation this past March of Stan Lee presenting this series of three superhero titles at BOOM! followed on the heels of a viral marketing campaign announcing “Stan’s Back” that hit the internet in late February. The L.A. Times’ Hero Complex & L.A. Times’ Brand-X also got in on the action, running the “Stan’s Back” campaign in print and on their respective websites. All the banner ads linked back to, a site which had only the “Stan’s Back” logo and nothing else disclosing additional information.

For one week, the internet was in a frenzy, with comic fans everywhere trying to figure out what the “Stan’s Back” teaser campaign meant. This culminated with the announcement that Stan Lee is back, this time at BOOM! Studios, creating a line of three new superheroes.

Fans then had to wait until the press conference at Comic-Con International this summer for POW! Entertainment and BOOM! Studios to reveal the characters, series and creative teams for the three superhero titles. Attended by Stan Lee, Paul Cornell, Mark Waid, Chris Roberson and BOOM! Studios Publisher Ross Richie, the announcement garnered press from all over the world including news outlets like CNN, Wired and covered extensively by one of the biggest news sites in China and all over the globe.

STAN LEE'S THE TRAVELER #1 solicitation appears in this months' issue of Diamond Previews letting fans know about this not-to-be missed publishing event of the year.

(Double-page spread from this month's Diamond Previews)

STAN LEE'S THE TRAVELER #1 is written by Eisner and Harvey Award-nominee Mark Waid with art by AMAZING SPIDER-MAN artist Chad Hardin, the title ships with seven covers, including A & B covers in a 50/50 split and 1-in-25, 1-in-50, 1-in-75, 1-in-150 covers and a special 1-in-300 Stan Lee signed variant cover. This title carries a Diamond Code of SEP100889 and can be ordered from Diamond Comic Distributors and Haven Distributors.

About POW! Entertainment
(Purveyors of Wonder) Entertainment, Inc. (Pinksheets: POWN) An advanced media and entertainment company, POW! was founded by Stan Lee together with award winning producer Gill Champion and intellectual property attorney Arthur Lieberman, Esq. to create, produce and license original intellectual properties. POW! specializes in franchises for the entertainment industry, including animation and live-action feature films, plus television, DVDs, video games, merchandising and related ancillary markets, all of which contribute to global expansion.

About BOOM! Studios
BOOM! Studios ( "Best Publisher" of the year, generates a wide-ranging catalog of multiple Eisner and Harvey Award-nominated comic books and graphic novels featuring some of the industry’s top talent, including Philip K. Dick's DO ANDROIDS DREAM OF ELECTRIC SHEEP?, 20th Century Fox's 28 DAYS LATER and DIE HARD, The Henson Company's FARSCAPE, and the original Mark Waid series IRREDEEMABLE. This fall sees BOOM! teaming up with the legendary Stan Lee, creator of Marvel Comics’ characters Spider-Man, The Hulk, and The X-Men for a line of original superhero series, the legend’s first new superhero creations in nearly 20 years. BOOM!'s youth imprint, BOOM Kids!, is an undisputed industry leader publishing Disney/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.

Monday, August 30, 2010

Sanders Art Studio Brings Real Character
to All-New Pieces from
DreamWorks Animation Fine Art

Creative Interpretations of Shrek,
How to Train Your Dragon and Kung Fu Panda
Are Perfect for Holiday Gift-Giving

OGDEN, Utah (August 30, 2010) – Shrek, Donkey, Puss in Boots, Toothless, Po and other favorite characters from DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc (Nasdaq: DWA) are arriving to Sanders Art Studios on September 1 in more than a dozen stunning, new DreamWorks Animation Fine Art pieces.

Among them are a giclée print of artist Tim West’s handcrafted paper sculpture of Shrek and Donkey. This original, one-of-a-kind creation is valued at $6,000 – but DreamWorks Animation Fine Art’s new 16-by-20-inch limited-edition giclée print is priced at $198; it’s one of a number of attainable new pieces that are perfect for holiday giving. Only 195 prints will be available at select galleries, and online at .

“It’s become a family tradition to enjoy DreamWorks Animation movies together, and our goal is to extend the enormous appeal of these characters beyond the big screen and the TV set into other areas of the home,” said KC Sanders, owner of Sanders Art Studio. “Our catalog offers high-quality fine art for everyone, from serious collectors to parents redecorating their kids’ rooms to movie fans looking for just the right addition to their home theater. DreamWorks Animation fans from around the world have acquired our works of art, and we’re excited to be expanding the line further.”

In addition to Tim West’s work inspired by the Shrek film series and Kung Fu Panda, DreamWorks Animation Fine Art is adding 11 other pieces to its collection beginning September 1:

· Four beautiful, fanciful, interpretive illustrations — limited to just 25 pieces each — of Toothless, Hiccup and other characters from How to Train Your Dragon, each with a suggested retail price (SRP) of $450;

· Handcrafted, stained-glass pieces by artist David Bird featuring “Gingy” the Gingerbread Man from the Shrek film series — only 25 of each piece will be created, with an SRP of $1,800 each;

· A flowing, serene, Asian-influenced piece by artist Wendi Chen that features Kung Fu Panda’s Po, Master Shifu and Master Oogway, available in a giclée print for $99 and limited to 300 pieces;

· Artist Matt Pott’s colorful, childlike interpretation of Puss in Boots, inspired by the unique style of Mary Blair, and available for just $99 SRP in a giclée-on-paper print limited to 300 pieces worldwide;

· Nick DiMartino’s strikingly graphic representation of the menacing Red Death from How to Train Your Dragon, a black-and-white giclée print limited to 195 pieces with an SRP of $198;

· Two original, hand-painted oil-on-canvas pieces by artist Jens Schnabel that showcase striking poses by Shrek and Donkey. These one-of-a-kind, pop-art pieces are available only from DreamWorks Animation Fine Art.

To order individual pieces, for gallery locations and for images of this stunning artwork inspired by unforgettable DreamWorks Animation movies, visit Sanders Art Studio’s DreamWorks Animation Fine Art website at

TRON Video Game Portfolio Release Date Set for December 7, 2010 in North America

BURBANK, Calif. — (August 30, 2010) – Disney Interactive Studios today announced a collector’s edition of TRON: Evolution will be available at retail. The TRON: Evolution collector’s edition package will include an exclusive TRON light cycle collectible based on the in-game model from TRON: Evolution. The light cycle model is being created by renowned collectibles manufacturer Sideshow Collectibles. Available for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system, the collector’s edition will be packaged in a special protective casing with a drawer for the game.

The company also announced December 7 as the North American release date for all its TRON: Evolution video games on popular platforms. TRON: Evolution games will be available for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 system, Wii™, Windows PC, Nintendo DS™ and PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) system. The Wii game’s title is TRON: Evolution – Battle Grids.

The TRON: Evolution collector’s edition will only be available in limited quantities and will have a suggested retail price of $129.99 in North America. The collector’s edition will be available on December 7 with the rest of the TRON: Evolution video game portfolio before the “TRON: Legacy” film hits U.S. theaters on December 17 in Disney Digital 3D™ and IMAX® 3D.

Developed by Propaganda Games, Disney Interactive Studios’ action and role-playing game studio in Vancouver, British Columbia, TRON: Evolution is set during the era between the two TRON films, “TRON” (1982) and “TRON: Legacy.” TRON: Evolution conveys the story of significant events within the TRON mythology. The game features an epic adventure across a massive digital world filled with high-mobility disc-based combat and advanced light cycles.

TRON: Evolution is one of the keys to unlocking the TRON mythology. The game’s story takes place before the “TRON: Legacy” events and provides insight into the film’s past. As an integrated entertainment experience, the film will reference elements of the game’s story. Fans will want to play the game to learn more about the TRON mythology seen in the film, but each entertainment experience will stand on its own.

“TRON has proven to be a franchise that inspires loyal fans and collectors and will continue with the holiday’s new entries,” said Craig Relyea, senior vice president of global marketing, Disney Interactive Studios. “This collector’s edition will give fans of TRON: Evolution and the TRON movies a great opportunity to not only get the game but also a unique TRON collectible.”

TRON: Evolution is Rating Pending from the Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB).

Disney Mobile’s TRON app ( for the iPhone® and iPod® touch is free to download and features an all-new version of the classic Tanks game from the Tron Arcade. The app also features “TRON: Legacy” trailers, pre-sale order information for the TRON: Evolution game, and it will be updated as the premiere of the “TRON: Legacy” film in December draws closer with additional video, music, and free and premium games.

About “TRON: Legacy”

“TRON: Legacy” is a 3D high-tech adventure set in a digital world that’s unlike anything ever captured on the big screen. Sam Flynn (Garrett Hedlund), the tech-savvy 27-year-old son of Kevin Flynn (Jeff Bridges), looks into his father’s disappearance and finds himself pulled into the digital world of TRON where his father has been living for 25 years. Along with Kevin’s loyal confidant Quorra (Olivia Wilde), father and son embark on a life-and-death journey of escape across a visually-stunning cyber universe that has become far more advanced and exceedingly dangerous. “TRON: Legacy” is scheduled to arrive in theaters on December 17, 2010.

About Propaganda Games

Propaganda Games is Disney Interactive Studios’ premier action and role-playing game developer. Based in Vancouver, British Columbia, Propaganda specializes in great stories, immersive worlds and meaningful choices. Propaganda created the platinum-selling 2008 game Turok and is currently developing two major releases: Pirates of the Caribbean: Armada of the Damned and TRON: Evolution. Propaganda was founded in 2005 and acquired by Disney the same year. For more information, log on to

About Disney Interactive Studios

Disney Interactive Studios, part of Disney Interactive Media Group, is the interactive entertainment affiliate of The Walt Disney Company (NYSE: DIS). Disney Interactive Studios self publishes and distributes a broad portfolio of multi-platform video games and interactive entertainment worldwide. The company also licenses properties and works directly with other interactive game publishers to bring products for all ages to market. Disney Interactive Studios is based in Glendale, California, and has internal development studios around the world. For more information, log on to
Open DOORWAYS with George R.R. Martin

All-new comic series from award winning fantasy author

Coming in November

[DOORWAYS #1 cover]San Diego, CA (August 27, 2010) – Acclaimed novelist and Hugo and Nebula award-winning author of The Song of Ice and Fire series, George R.R. Martin, has teamed up with IDW Publishing, to release an all-new miniseries, entitled DOORWAYS. Based on his pilot script for a television series that never was, DOORWAYS offers Martin’s science-fiction genius in an initial four-issue series. Martin and artist Stefano Martino bring this reality-bending tale to life starting in November.

"DOORWAYS was the great 'what if' of my career, the television pilot that was right on the edge of being greenlit to series... but in the end was not. I spent a year and a half of my life with Tom and Cat, writing about them, thinking about them, making plans for their adventures. It broke my heart when it all came to naught,” said Martin. “But now, at last, thanks to IDW and the talent of Stefano Martino, the world will get to share some of those adventures. And even better, the comics format will allow us to do things with the story and the visuals that we would never have been able to do on television! I couldn't be more excited."

Every issue of DOORWAYS treats Dr. Tom Mason, and fans, to the very definition of terrifyingly incredible, as doors open to worlds that are twisted mirror of ours. Said DOORWAYS editor Mariah Huehner, “One of the most interesting is a world with no oil. Which is pretty timely.”

DOORWAYS follows Dr. Tom Mason on a multi-dimensional journey as he tries to solve the mystery of Cat, a strange, feral young woman who pops up in his E.R. one night, injured and barely able to communicate, except by ripping off limbs.

Wearing rags that nearly disintegrate, Dr. Tom is drawn in the girl’s strange fears, until he discovers that “Cat” is a person of interest to the government, and a very odd group of “people” that don’t seem to be from around here… “here” being our dimension…

“Working with George on this project is a lot of fun,” continued Huehner. “It’s a dark sci-fi/fantasy, that’s not unlike the Twilight Zone in terms of taking an ordinary person and suddenly confronting them with very bizarre events and people. Tom is a total “good” guy, loves his girlfriend, likes his job, and just wants to help people. But when Cat shows up she turns his comfortable world upside down.”

Artist Rebecca Wrigley will provide incentive covers for each issue of the initial DOORWAYS series.

George R.R. Martin’s DOORWAYS #1 (of 4, 32 pages, full color, $3.99) will be available in stores in November. Diamond order code SEP10 0362.

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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