Friday, September 17, 2010

Comic Book Legal Defense Fund Urges Supreme Court to Reject
New Restrictions on Speech in Video Game Censorship Case

Washington, DC -- Comic Book Legal Defense Fund, a not-for-profit organization that defends the First Amendment rights of the comic book industry, today filed a friend-of-the-court brief in Schwarzenegger v. EMA, urging the Supreme Court to affirm the Ninth Circuit's decision that a California law banning the sale or rental of any video game containing violent content to minors, and requiring manufacturers to label such games, is unconstitutional.

The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund submits that, if allowed to stand, California's law would reverse fundamental First Amendment principles by creating a new category of unprotected speech, diminishing the First Amendment rights of minors, and reducing First Amendment protection for new media. The CBLDF argues that the law under review is the most recent example of government improperly attempting to regulate content by using junk science, and calls upon a history of moral panics against media that includes the 1950s crusades against comics that crippled the industry and harmed the art form. The CBLDF asks the Supreme Court to deny California this attempt to roll back protections guaranteed by the First Amendment, as it and other courts have correctly done in the past.

Charles Brownstein, Executive Director of CBLDF, says "The case California makes against video games is one familiar to the comic book industry, which was nearly destroyed by government attempts at regulation in the 1950s. Then, as now, moral crusaders claimed that popular new media containing depictions of violence were detrimental to our youth. Then, as now, pseudo-science was used to back such claims. Those claims weren't true in the 1950s, and they aren't true now."

Brownstein adds, "We hope that the Supreme Court denies California's attempt to diminish the First Amendment, and spares the video game industry the fate that was suffered by the comic book industry in the past. We also encourage them to deny California's claims so that comic books and other media don't suffer under a new constitutional standard that creates new categories of unprotected speech and diminishes the First Amendment rights of minors."

At issue in Schwarzenegger v. EMA is a challenge to a California video game law, enacted in 2005, that prohibited the sale or rental to minors of any video game containing certain violent content. The law -- blocked by a federal judge in 2006 before it took effect -- also required such manufacturers to include an "18 and older" warning label on the front of the package and provides civil penalties of up to $1,000 for violations. In 2008, CBLDF, as part of Media Coalition, filed a friend-of-the-court brief with the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in support of the respondent in today's case, arguing that speech with violent content could not be regulated by the government and that the labeling requirement was unconstitutional as compelled speech. Last year, a three-judge panel of the Ninth Circuit ruled unanimously that the law violates the First Amendment.

The CBLDF brief was written by the organization's General Counsel, Bob Corn-Revere of Davis Wright Tremaine. The brief is available online at A wiki about the case, including links to all legal papers and briefs, is online at

For more about the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund or to make a contribution towards their work, please visit

The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund was founded in 1986 as a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation of First Amendment rights for members of the comics community. They have defended dozens of Free Expression cases in courts across the United States, and led important education initiatives promoting comics literacy and free expression. For additional information, donations, and other inquiries call 800-99-CBLDF or visit them online at


There are now over one million copies of Bryan Lee O'Malley's Scott Pilgrim series in print, and that's only counting the North American Oni Press edition. The series has also achieved international success being translated into thirteen different languages worldwide with more to come!

“A million copies in print is a stunning achievement,” said Kuo-Yu Liang, head of Diamond Book Distributors. “It's great watching Scott Pilgrim and Oni Press grow over the years.” The Scott Pilgrim series first hit shelves in 2004 and has since gone from an indie sensation to a New York Times bestseller and most recently adapted by Universal Studios into a major motion picture, directed by Edgar Wright and starring Michael Cera.

“All this for a little black & white book,” said O'Malley upon hearing the good news. “it's an amazing success story for indie comics and I can't thank the fans enough.” Creator Bryan Lee O'Malley and the Scott Pilgrim series have both been honored with multiple awards including the Eisner, Harvey, Doug Wright, Joe Shuster, and National Cartoonists Society Reuben awards, in addition to being named Entertainment Weekly and Wizard Magazine's Independent Comic of the Year.

Oni Press Publisher Joe Nozemack said about the works, "I'm convinced that Scott Pilgrim will go down as one of those series that changed comics forever. When I'm out and see someone wearing a Scott Pilgrim t-shirt or sitting in a cafe reading one of the books, I get so excited about comics entering the mainstream and to know that Oni Press' books are helping lead the way, it's an indescribable feeling." Nozemack founded Oni Press, Inc. in 1997 with the goal of publishing a varied line of comics and graphic novels that were missing from the market. Twelve years later, Oni is still fighting for diversity in comics by publishing one of the most eclectic catalogs in the industry.

For more information about the SCOTT PILGRIM series and ONI PRESS please visit:

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Buenos Aires Street Art Explored in Textura Dos
Luscious photographs, bilingual text and free high-resolution files
New York, NY - September 13, 2010 - Buenos Aires, South America's second largest city, boasts a sprawling and distinctive street art scene that reflects the civic pride of the porteƱos-the word used to refer to its citizens-as well as the influences of global graffiti, street art, and visual cultures. Textura Dos: Buenos Aires Street Art breaks the city down by its neighborhoods, or barrios, providing a stunning visual tour of one of the world's great cities. The bilingual text in English and Spanish ensures that this book will appeal to locals as well as anyone interested in contemporary international graffiti and street art.

Authors Guilherme Zauith and Matt Fox-Tucker recount their experiences exploring featured neighborhoods, meeting artists, and photographing their work. They also provide historical background about the barrios,which connects to the varied styles that ornament the city. From the murals of Palermo and San Telmo to the tags, burners, and politically charged work of La Boca, the richness of the city's urban art and local politics takes shape between the covers of this book.

As the authors write, "Buenos Aires offers an abundance of abandoned factories, warehouses, and walls. As a result, some of the best artists in the world arrive and spread their influences and styles. The city's architecture provides a backdrop for the artists to blend textures and colors on walls, doors, windows, shutters, kiosks, road signs, traffic lights, and other street furniture... The street art scene in Buenos Aires is now a thriving mix of local and foreign artists."

Like the original Textura, Textura Dos also makes available to readers via download high-resolution files of graffiti patterns and textures that can be used for any number of design applications.

About the Authors

British-born, Buenos Aires-based Matt Fox-Tucker is a freelance journalist. He worked for the BBC for more than five years as a radio broadcaster and producer, and has also published articles in British national newspapers, including the Daily Mail, The Sun, the Daily Mirror, and London Evening Standard. Matt developed a passion for photography after working on the picture desk of the Daily Mail newspaper and remains a keen photographer. He currently lives in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Brazilian-born, Buenos Aires-based Guilherme Zauith is a freelance writer and photographer.
About Mark Batty Publisher

Mark Batty Publisher ( is an independent publisher dedicated to making distinctive books on the visual art of communicating, showcasing the visual power and innovation of contemporary culture in all of its varied poses. Today, the visual comes at us from more places than ever, and its dissemination is faster and more advanced every year. Books from Mark Batty Publisher capture this acceleration on the pages of every book. Affordable, well designed, thoughtfully created, and produced to last, MBP books are artful products that readers want to hold onto forever.

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Textura Dos
By Matt Fox-Tucker & Guilherme Zauith
Page Count: 560 pages
Size: 6.75 x 9.75 inches (17.1 x 24.7 cm)
Format: Color throughout; Casebound w/ CD
Publication Date: August 2010
Price: US $65 UK £43 CA $81
ISBN: 9781935613015
MORNING GLORIES #2 sold out at distribution level before the book hits stores

Berkeley, CA - 14 September 2010 - The first issue of Image Comics' MORNING GLORIES has sold out twice, so it's only natural that MORNING GLORIES #2 is also a sell out at the distribution level! Image Comics is prepping a second printing of the second issue of the hit series written by Nick Spencer and drawn by Joe Eisma, with covers by Rodin Esquejo.

"This is amazing!" declares Spencer. "Never in our wildest dreams did Joe, Rodin, and I ever expect something like this. We're both thrilled and honored by the enthusiastic response to this story, and we can't wait to show our new audience what's in store for the Glories in the months ahead."

MORNING GLORIES: Morning Glory Academy is one of the most prestigious prep schools in the country. But behind its hallowed doors, something sinister and deadly lurks. When six brilliant but troubled new students arrive, they find themselves trapped and desperately seeking answers in a place where nothing is what it seems to be!

MORNING GLORIES #2 Second Printing (AUG108012), a 32-page cull-color comic book for $3.50, will be in stores October 13, 2010. MORNING GLORIES #3 (AUG100483) will be in stores October 20, which means retailers still have time to increase orders of the third issue of this phenomenal series. The third printing of MORNING GLORIES #1 (JUL108157) is available now.

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, romance, horror, crime fiction, historical fiction, humor and more by the finest artists and writers working in the medium today. For more information, visit


Monday, September 13, 2010



Executive Level Event, Examining 3D Economy From All Points of View

on September 15-16 in Los Angeles, Sets Record Attendance

(Los Angeles, CA and Milford, CT; September 13, 2010) – Unicomm, LLC and The Bob Dowling Group announced today that the 3D Entertainment Summit™, presented in association with Variety and featuring an all-star lineup of entertainment and business executives, has already more than doubled attendees and sponsors/exhibitors over last year’s record event. The third annual Summit will be held September 15-16, 2010 at the Hilton Los Angeles in Universal City, CA.

"The 3D revolution across all entertainment mediums is driving unprecedented interest in this industry leading event and we are expecting a sold-out conference," said John Golicz, CEO of Unicomm, LLC. "Particularly exciting will be the record number of senior executives attending from the major Hollywood studios, TV broadcasting companies, consumer electronics manufacturers and national cinema chains."

Keynote Speakers at the Summit include Jeffrey Katzenberg, CEO of DreamWorks Animation SKG; writer/director M. Night Shyamalan (The Last Airbender; The Sixth Sense), Chris Cookson, President of Sony Pictures Technologies, John Rubey, President, AEG Network LIVE, Michael V. Lewis, Chairman/CEO RealD, David Bishop, President, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, Vince Pace, CEO, PACE and Bryan Burns, VP, Strategic Business Planning and Development, ESPN.

In addition to keynote addresses and panels, the Summit will feature a state-of-the-art 3D Entertainment Lounge™ where attendees can experience a variety of interactive 3D Entertainment systems and see what they just heard about. The sold out exhibits area features leading edge entertainment companies showcasing everything from 3D display cell phones, the latest 3D TV’s and video games to even a thirty foot Dome presentation system.

The highly interactive, discussion-driven environment of the Summit allows entertainment professionals the opportunity to gain practical insight into 3D technology, market considerations, adoption rates, creative and production strategies, and talent and licensing issues to gain a better sense of how 3D relates to their future.

Additional speakers at the 3D Entertainment Summit include:

Adrian Askarieh, Prime Universe Productions; Todd Baker, SRS Labs; Jeff Berman, CE Daily; James Bower, MASTERIMAGE 3D; Stuart Bowling, Dolby Laboratories; Tom Bracken, Technicolor 3D; Corey Bridges, Multiverse; Yusuf Broachwala, Bsat Labs LLC/ Baruch Productions; Michael Cai, Interpret, LLC; Gabrielle Chamberlin, Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment; Sandy Climan, 3ality Digital, LLC; David Cohen, Variety; Dave Cook, NVIDIA Corporation; Jeff Cove, Panasonic Corporation of North America; Mike Dawson, Sony Electronics; Frank DeMartin, Mitsubishi; Jonathan Dern, Cinedigm Content And Entertainment Group; Richard Doherty, Microsoft; Frederik Du Chau; Eric Edmeades, The Kerner Group; Marc Finer, DEG: the Digital Entertainment Group; Jim Fischbach, Intrepid Management Group; John Gaudiosi, journalist; Josh Greer, RealD; Phil Groves, IMAX Corporation; Buzz Hays, Sony 3D Technology Center, Sony Corporation of America; Scott Hettrick,; Charlotte Jones, Screen Digest; Peter Koplik, MASTERIMAGE 3D; Richard LaBerge, EVP/CMO, Sensio Technologies; Lorne Lanning, Odd World Inhabitants, Oddmobb Inc; Ron Lim; Al Lopez, Spatial View; Marcy Magiera, Magiera Consulting; Jim Mainard, Dreamworks; Derek Manning, FOX Sports; Michelle Martell, Cinedigm Content and Entertainment Group; David Martin, Legend3D; Rich Marty, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment; Jeff Maynard, The Weinstein Company and Dimension Films; Robert Mayson, RealD; John Meyer, Meyer Sound Laboratories, Inc.; Patrick Naud, Ubisoft; Michael Pachter, Wedbush Morgan Securities; Philippe Paquet, Disney Interactive Studios; Andy Parsons, Blu-ray Disc Association; Greg Passmore, Passmore Lab; Joe Peixoto, Worldwide Cinema, RealD; Megan Pollock, Consumer Electronics Association; Steven Poster, International Cinematographers Guild; Bai Qiang, 3D China Ltd., Ample Luck International Capital Group; Ken Ralston, Sony Pictures Imageworks; Matty Rich, Hollywood 3D Director & Game; Brian Rogers, Godzilla; Barry Sandrew, Ph.D., Legend3D; Neil Schneider, S3DGA & Meant To Be Seen; Kurt Schwenk, Paramount Pictures; Deborah Senior, Toyota Motor Sales (TMS),USA, Inc.; Alec Shapiro, Professional Solutions Of America, Sony Electronics; Amy Jo Smith, DEG: the Digital Entertainment Group; James Stewart, Geneva Film Co; Andrew Stucker, Digital Cinema Solutions, Sony Electronics ; Chris Subagio, Double Helix Games; Jonas Tanenbaum, Samsung Electronics; Brian Van't Hull, LAIKA; Ken Venturi, NCM Media Network; Richard J. Verrier, Los Angeles Times; Chris Ward, Lightspeed Design, Inc. / DepthQ® Stereoscopic; Cevat Yerli, Crytek GmbH.

Premier Sponsors of the 3D Entertainment Summit presented in association with Variety include: RealD, the conference 3D provider; Sony Electronics, including its Digital Cinema Solutions Group, which is the official projection sponsor of the general sessions; Co-Sponsor: DEG (The Digital Entertainment Group); Official Sponsors include: MASTERIMAGE 3D, Meyer Sound Laboratories, the conference audio provider; Supporting Sponsors include: Samsung Electronics and inner-D; Sponsors include: NVIDIA Corporation, Mitsubishi Digital Electronics, Hyundai, Technicolor, BSAT Labs (2D to 3D conversion), JVC U.S.A, VOLFONI 3D Eyewear, Legend3D, Sensio Technologies, IMAX Corporation, Dolby Laboratories, SRS Labs, Panavision, DreamWorks, Panasonic Consumer Electronics Company; Official Screen Sponsors: Harkness Screens and Strong / MDI Screen Systems, 3ality Digital; Supporters: Texas Instruments DLP Cinema Products, Micoy Corporation, GUNNAR Optiks, American Paper Optics, Lightspeed Design, Inc. / DepthQ, Roxio, Quantel Inc., Spatial View, JUMP! 3D, Marchon 3D, Reliance MediaWorks, Virtual Images, from IGH Solutions, Transilwrap Company Inc., TriOviz SAS, TrioScopics 3D, 3DMedia, BlueStar Technologies and 21st Century 3D; Industry Partners: Interpret LLC, Los Angeles Times, ICG Magazine, Screen Digest,, Home Media Magazine, S3DGA (The S-3D Gaming Alliance) and Meant to Be Seen (, the foremost authority group on consumer S-3D gaming and entertainment.

The 3D Entertainment Summit™ presented in association with Variety is the definitive conference devoted to examining and analyzing the burgeoning confluence of 3D and entertainment. The event attracts more than 500 attendees representing a “who’s who” in 3D from top brands and all aspects of the entertainment community, draws international media coverage and boasts industry-leading sponsors. For more information on the event, please visit:

The 3D Gaming Summit™ in association with Variety, the most recent addition to the entertainment industry series of events produced by The Bob Dowling Group and Unicomm, LLC, featured an all-star speaker roster of industry leaders this past April. Keynotes included producer Jon Landau (Avatar), director Paul W.S. Anderson (Resident Evil), and executives Phil Eisler (NVIDIA) and Josh Greer (RealD). For more information:

Mobile Entertainment SummitTM in association with Variety and in partnership with the Mobile Excellence Awards, the most influential and coveted awards program in the mobile industry, brings together the brightest minds in the mobile ecosystem for a two-day conference packed with in-depth, interactive discussions. From start-ups, studios, content providers, entertainment, apps and handsets, to brands and more, industry luminaries will share best practices and discuss the future of mobile entertainment to provide a unique and deep reach into the mobile and entertainment world. More information can be found at

The Bob Dowling Group - For 17 years through 2007, Bob Dowling was editor-in-chief and publisher of The Hollywood Reporter and president of the VNU Business Media Film and Performing Arts Group. During Dowling's tenure, The Reporter launched numerous new products, including the Web site, e-mail edition, weekly edition, THR East, Literary Hollywood, Festival de Cannes dailies and the Oscar Screening Guide, as well as many annual events such as the Women in Entertainment Power 100 stand-alone issue and its related breakfast event, the Next Generation ranking of prominent young executives, the Film and TV Music Conference and the reorganized Key Art Awards. Dowling recently started his own information and consulting firm, the Bob Dowling Group, to serve clients looking to navigate the converging worlds of entertainment and technology, with the 3D Entertainment Summit as a lead project.

Unicomm LLC is an independent business-to-business communications company specializing in originating and managing world class trade shows and conferences in underserved and nascent markets. Founded in 1998 in Milford, CT, Unicomm enjoys an impressive track record of dozens of successful show launches and hundreds of event productions. Unicomm’s properties include the 3D Entertainment Summit in association with Variety, The 3D Gaming Summit, the LA Times Travel & Adventure Show, Adventures in Travel Expo in NY, CH, DC and Seattle, and the Green Travel Summit. For more information:

Variety - Variety is the leading publication for business entertainment news, recognized and respected throughout the world of show business. The Variety Group – Daily Variety, Daily Variety Gotham, Weekly Variety and – are all owned by Reed Business Information (RBI), the largest business publisher in the U.S. RBI is a member of the Reed Elsevier Group plc (NYSE: RUK and ENL).
Ape Entertainment to Publish Comic Books Inspired by DreamWorks Animation Films Megamind and Kung Fu Panda 2

September 13, 2010: Ape Entertainment will publish comic books inspired by the upcoming DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc (Nasdaq: DWA) films, Megamind, which is due in theaters on November 5th and features the voice talents of Will Ferrell, Tina Fey, Jonah Hill, David Cross and Brad Pitt, and Kung Fu Panda 2, which is due in theaters on May 27, 2011 and features the voice talents of Jack Black, Angelina Jolie, Dustin Hoffman, Jackie Chan, Seth Rogen, Lucy Liu, David Cross, Gary Oldman and Michelle Yeoh.

Published under the company’s all-ages imprint, Kizoic, Megamind and Kung Fu Panda 2 will be the third and fourth DreamWorks Animation properties to be given the comic book treatment by Ape Entertainment. The San Diego-based publisher is also producing comics based on the studio’s popular franchises, Shrek® and The Penguins of Madagascar™.

“As soon as we caught a glimpse of Megamind, we knew we wanted to be involved in the comic book adaptation,” says founder and co-publisher David Hedgecock. “And Kung Fu Panda is a personal favorite of everyone at Ape Entertainment, so being able to work with the sequel has us all feeling like kids in a candy store.”

Kizoic will release a four issue Megamind mini series beginning in November, with a 48-page prequel in October prior to the film’s release and a four issue Kung Fu Panda 2 mini series beginning in May 2011, with a 48-page prequel in April prior to the film’s release.

For more information on Ape Entertainment, visit To download artwork for this pr visit the downloads section of

About Ape Entertainment: Founded in 2003, Ape Entertainment is the brainchild of lifelong comic book devotees David Hedgecock, and Brent E Erwin. Home to such popular titles as GO-GO GORILLA AND THE JUNGLE CREW, SUPERHUMAN RESOURCES, BLACK COAT, ATHENA VOLTAIRE, and THE TROUBLE WITH KATIE ROGERS, it is also the North American publisher for DreamWorks Animation licensed properties SHREK and THE PENGUINS OF MADAGASCAR.
ACTIONOPOLIS Launches Sixteen Brand New Series in eBook Format

The Highly Anticipated New Actionopolis Books– In eStores Now

Phoenix, AZ (September 13, 2010) - Komikwerks, LLC announced an expansion of the Actionopolis line of critically-acclaimed, action-packed novels for young readers. The new books stand by the same philosophy the line was founded on: that action and adventure should be driven by strong concepts, fully developed characters, and great stories.

Sixteen new books are now available through the Amazon Kindle™ platform. The all-new books are written by such distinguished creative voices as Louise Simonson, David Odell, Annette Duffy, John Helfers, Tim Waggoner, Alan Grant, William Messner-Loebs, Jake Bell, and Barbara Randall Kesel. Those are just a few names among an incredible array of award-winning creators, all of whom have professional backgrounds in a variety of media including comics, animation, film, television, video games, and publishing.

New titles in the line include Children Of Olympus, Dragonblood, Last of the Lycans, Master of Voodoo, Nightmare Expeditions, and many more!

Being on the Kindle™ means the new books are available not only to owners of the Kindle™ reader, but to anyone with an iPad, iPhone, PC, Mac, Blackberry, or Android device.

Initially launched in 2006, Actionopolis books featured seven titles which were greeted with high praise from reviewers at the School Library Journal, Publishers Weekly, and Comics Buyers' Guide, to name a few.

More details to follow in individual press releases! Visit for complete details on the new books!

ACTIONOPOLIS: When Adventure Is Your Destination!

About Actionopolis

Actionopolis is the brainchild of publisher Shannon Eric Denton, who has years of experience with companies such as Cartoon Network, Warner Brothers, Disney, Sony, ToyBiz, Marvel Entertainment, FoxKids, DC Comics, and Nickelodeon. He and his Komikwerks co-founder Patrick Coyle have been publishing comics online and in print through their publishing company KOMIKWERKS since 2000.

About Komikwerks

Komikwerks is a leader in digital publishing of comics online. Komikwerks has been partnered with Stan Lee’s POW! Entertainment to publish a line of premiere Internet comics called Stan Lee's Sunday Comics on Komikwerks also provided exclusive content to the AOL: RED website. Komikwerks also publishes ebook versions of creator owned graphic novels and has published a variety of projects in print and digital formats featuring Joe Kubert, Ray Bradbury, Bernie Wrightson, Keith Giffen, Raymond Chandler, Dave Gibbons, Mike Mignola, Michael Lark, P. Craig Russell, and many more. Komikwerks has been featured in many news and entertainment periodicals including Variety, USA Today, and Wizard Magazine.

For the next ten days -- thru Friday September 24th -- Top Shelf is having a
giant $3 graphic novel web sale. When you visit the site, you'll find over 100
graphic novels and comics on sale -- with over 70 titles marked down to just $3
& $1!

To go directly to the list of items on sale at the Top Shelf website, just click


But here are a few sample sale items:

-- Slashed Prices: Lost Girls, Alec: The Years Have Pants, and more!
-- Slashed Prices: Essex County, Moving Pictures, BB Wolf, and more!
-- Slashed Prices: Owly Hardcovers and Plushy, Undeleted Scenes, and more!
-- Slashed Prices: Dodgem Logic, The Surrogates Owner’s Manual, and more!
-- Slashed Prices: The 120 Days of Simon, Far Arden, The Ticking, and more!

-- $3 Titles: Voice of the Fire, The Surrogates (Vols 1 & 2), and more!
-- $3 Titles: Sulk (Vols 1, 2, & 3), I Am Going To Be Small, and more!
-- $3 Titles: SuperF*ckers #1-#4, Lower Regions, Please Release, and more!
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Your friend thru comics,

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Top Shelf Productions
Image Comics reprints sold out GUARDING THE GLOBE #1

Berkeley, CA - 13 September 2010 - GUARDING THE GLOBE #1 -- the book Major Spoilers gives 4 out of 5 stars and that Ain't It Cool News calls "aces" -- is sold out at the distribution level, so Image Comics is taking it back to press.

Cowritten by Robert Kirkman (THE WALKING DEAD) and Benito Cereno (INVINCIBLE PRESENTS: ATOM EVE & REX SPLODE) and drawn by newcomer Ransom Getty, the second printing of GUARDING THE GLOBE #1 will be in stores September 29.

"After all the fun we had with the teaser campaign, I couldn't imagine how much more exciting this book could be," says Kirkman, "but it keeps getting better and better! Thanks to all the fans who put us on top with this sellout!"

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 Second Printing (JUL108190), a 32-page full-color comic, will be on sale for $3.50 on September 29, 2010, the same day as GUARDING THE GLOBE #2 (JUL100443).

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, romance, horror, crime fiction, historical fiction, humor and more by the finest artists and writers working in the medium today. For more information, visit