Friday, October 01, 2010


Package Features More Than 19 Hours Of Music, Including Fan-Requested Expansions Of 13 Film Scores, Plus Seven Hours Of Previously Unreleased Music, A Skeleton USB Flash Drive Containing MP3s Of The Music And A Bonus DVD Featuring An Exclusive Conversation Between Elfman And Burton

Burbank, CA – This December, to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the ingenious collaboration between renowned composer Danny Elfman and legendary film director Tim Burton, Warner Bros. Records will release The Danny Elfman & Tim Burton 25th Anniversary Music Box, a very special limited-edition, numbered box set of 1000 that collects expansions of the 13 original scores that Elfman has composed for Burton’s iconic films: a newly produced library of 16 CDs each packaged with artwork by Burton, adding up to more than 19 hours of music. Additionally, the package will contain a bonus DVD of a recent exclusive conversation between Elfman and Burton discussing every film and score in their remarkable quarter century collaboration. The box is available for preorder starting today, October 1st at

This elaborate and lovingly designed collectible box set includes the first-time-ever soundtrack release of Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure (1985), as well as scores to the films Beetlejuice (1988), Batman (1989), Edward Scissorhands (1990), Batman Returns (1992), The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993), Mars Attacks! (1986), Sleepy Hollow (1999), Planet of the Apes (2001), Big Fish (2003), Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005), Corpse Bride (2005), and Alice in Wonderland (2010). It also includes music from Elfman and Burton’s numerous other collaborations: Alfred Hitchcock Presents: The Jar, Amazing Stories: Family Dog, Beetlejuice: The Animated Series, The World of Stainboy, Tim Burton’s Museum of Modern Art Exhibit and Danny Elfman’s unused score to the Edward Scissorhands Ballet.

Additional highlights of The Danny Elfman & Tim Burton 25th Anniversary Music Box include:

* Among the 19 hours of music are seven hours of previously unreleased music including such rarities as additional masters, cut songs, song and score demos, work tapes, orchestra-only song mixes, and foreign-language songs.

* Danse Macabre: 25 Years of Danny Elfman and Tim Burton: A meticulously researched, lavishly illustrated 250+ page fine linen-wrapped hardbound book, entitled with gold foil stamping, and featuring a foreword by Johnny Depp. The book also includes rare photos, stories, and interviews from the cast and crew behind the scenes of this classic music — from the early days of Elfman's band Oingo Boingo to the recent blockbuster film Alice in Wonderland. Interviewed are such collaborators and peers as Guillermo Del Toro, Phillip Glass, Paul Haggis, James Newton Howard, Tom Jones, Michael Keaton, Ang Lee, Errol Morris, Thomas Newman, Catherine O'Hara, Jon Peters, Paul Reubens, David Rockwell, Scott Rudin, Marc Shaiman, Howard Shore, Twyla Tharp, Gus Van Sant, and Richard Zanuck. This comprehensive 10"x10" keepsake book is written by acclaimed film-music journalist Jeff Bond and designed by Grammy Award winning designer Matt Taylor.

* An hour-long exclusive, newly filmed DVD featuring an extended conversation between Burton and Elfman as they reflect on their quarter-century collaboration.

* As a collectible created exclusively for this treasure box of music, a distinctive Skeleton Key USB Flash Drive has been designed—inspired by the art of Tim Burton. A pull of the key unlocks a USB drive loaded with MP3s of the entire contents of this Limited-Edition Music Box. From Pee-wee’s Big Adventure through Alice In Wonderland, it’s all there, including all the bonus tracks, demos, work tapes, and other rarities.

* Newly created liner notes by Elfman discussing each expanded score and their bonus material of additional masters, song and score demos, work tapes, orchestra-only song mixes, and foreign language versions.

* A collection of music as unique as Elfman’s for the films of Tim Burton needed to be housed in something equally special, wondrous, and whimsical. Designed to evoke a treasure chest found in a mysterious attic, The Danny Elfman & Tim Burton 25th Anniversary Music Box is a work of art in itself. Grammy-winning designer Matt Taylor has transformed previously unseen art by Burton and crafted a large scale, tin-covered music box complete with an embedded music chip playing “The Music Box Suite” arranged and performed by Elfman specifically for this historic collection. And to literally top it all off, with a flip of the lid, a delightful working zoetrope is revealed featuring strips of art and photos by Burton and Elfman that come to animated life with a spin.

The Danny Elfman & Tim Burton 25th Anniversary Music Box will be released as a Collectors Limited and Numbered Edition Box of 1,000 copies. The Danny Elfman and Tim Burton 25th Anniversary Music Box is produced by Danny Elfman and Tim Burton and executive produced by Richard Kraft and Laura Engel.

About Danny Elfman: Four-time Oscar-nominated and Grammy-winning composer Danny Elfman has scored such diverse films as Spider-Man, Good Will Hunting, Beetlejuice, Batman, Men in Black, Midnight Run, Big Fish, Dick Tracy, Edward Scissorhands, The Nightmare Before Christmas, Mission:Impossible, Chicago, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and Milk. His 25-year, 13 film collaboration with director Tim Burton began in 1985 when Elfman was pulled from his band Oingo Boingo to score Pee-wee's Big Adveture and continues with 2010's blockbuster Alice in Wonderland. Elfman made his classical music debut at Carnegie Hall with his symphony, "Serenada Schizophrana" followed up with "The Overeager Overture" which premiered at The Hollywood Bowl. His first ballet, "Rabbit and Rouge" choreographed by Twyla Tharp debuted with the American Ballet Theatre at Lincoln Center. . His upcoming projects include Paul Haggis' Next Three Days, Real Steel, Gus Van Sant's Restless, Men in Black 3, Tim Burton's stop motion feature, Frankenweenie and Cirque du Soleil's "Iris" scheduled to bow in residence in Summer 2011 at Hollywood's Kodak Theatre. Elfman is also known for the classic television themes to The Simpsons and Desperate Housewives.

About Tim Burton: Tim Burton has directed memorable and stylistic films, ranging from Batman, Beetlejuice, Edward Scissorhands, Ed Wood, Sleepy Hollow, Big Fish and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. His most recent blockbuster, Alice in Wonderland broke the billion dollar mark. His films have collected 6 Academy Awards and 11 Oscar nominations for everything from acting to art direction. His first feature length film, Pee Wee’s Big Adventure, was also his first collaboration with composer Danny Elfman. Their instant film chemistry led them to 13 collaborations, and will continue with Burton’s upcoming stop motion animated film, Frankeneweenie. With a background in animation, Burton has done more to revive the stop motion field than any other director, starting with his first stop motion project, Vincent, and continuing through the cult classic, The Nightmare Before Christmas and Corpse Bride. Burton has also published a book of characters and stories, The Melancholy Death of Oyster Boy, and most recently released an immense 430 page book comprising over 40 years of his personal and project artwork, entitled The Art of Tim Burton. He currently has an art exhibit that debuted at the Museum of Modern Art in New York and is touring through several art museums across the world.

Described as “gin rummy meets ‘Dawn of the Dead’”, FaceEater is a fast-paced, exciting game for 2 to 6 players

Chicago, Illinois, September 30, 2010—Variant Media LLC announced today that it has launched FaceEater, a dynamic new card game full of zombies, vampires, ghosts and a cast of dastardly beasties (including politicians) that sends you down a path of deception, hostility and revenge.

Called “gin rummy meets ‘Dawn of the Dead’” by a writer for the Durango Herald, FaceEater is an easy-to-learn, fast-playing card game for two to six people. Unlike most games, players can play out of turn in FaceEater, “nerve gassing” opponents or “lobotomizing” other players while trying to set down cards before your opponents go out.

The game debuted at Wizard Chicago with a limited run of 2,500 games. Legendary EC Comics creator and former Mad Magazine editor Al Feldstein has endorsed the game, saying: “The Crypt Keeper would go mad to play the putrescent pestilence known as FaceEater’”.

FaceEater was created by comic book dealer and historian Jon McClure 25 years ago, who played it mostly with friends until recently. “I wanted a game that made people laugh while they were shafting their friends,” says McClure. “I wanted players to be able to do things they can’t do in other games. For example, in FaceEater, you can travel into the past to undo an attack by another player. You can also attack or defend even if it’s not your turn. And in addition to creepy characters, I added odd twists, such as the Pug of Doom, the supreme ruler of the universe, because, of course, no one would take the pug as bad guy seriously.

FaceEater can be found at comic book, gaming and horror retailers, or online at Charter stores include One Stop Comics and Challengers Comics in Chicago, Dragon’s Lair in Austin, Texas, and Maria’s Bookshop, Magpie’s Newsstand and The Bookcase in Durango, Colorado.

McClure is recognized for his discovery of the variant comic book, which led to a 30-page article in the 2010 edition of the Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide categorizing the now-burgeoning variant market. He also produced a film called “FaceEater”, which is available on DVD.

McClure drew the artwork for some 208 cards; the style is an homage to the great EC horror comics of the 1950s and the DC and Marvel horror comics of the 70s.

For more information on FaceEater, or to order the game, go to Friend FaceEater the Game on Facebook.

About Variant Media

McClure teamed up with long-time comic book fan John Harris, principal of a5, a brand consultancy in Chicago, to bring FaceEater to life. Together, they formed Variant Media LLC, which is based in Chicago, to launch FaceEater. “Life is meaningless nightmare of suffering,” says McClure. “Why not share?”
Teams-up with Curt Schilling for Big Video Game Reveal, and Dynamic Duo McFarlane and Greg Capullo make rare joint appearance

If you're one of the lucky fans attending New York Comic-Con ( October 8th - 10th, there are some pretty cool McFarlane-related events and giveaways you do NOT want to miss. Image Comics (#1647) and 38 Studios (#2257) are giving YOU the chance to meet Todd McFarlane, Curt Schilling and Greg Capullo at the show.


Todd McFarlane and Greg Capullo Autograph Signing
Date/Time: Friday, October 8th, 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Location: Image Comics Booth #1647
Head to the Image Comics' booth ( for a very rare joint autograph signing with McFarlane (Spawn, Haunt) and Capullo (Spawn, Haunt). The Image Booth will be selling both Haunt ($9.99) and Spawn ($14.99) trade paperbacks. 125 FREE tickets for the autograph session will be given away at the Image Comics booth starting at 1pm on Friday. No purchase required. Limit two signatures per person.

Todd McFarlane Autograph Signing
Date/Time: Friday, October 8th 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Location: Midtown Comics Booth #2143
When the con doors open at 1pm, Midtown Comics' booth ( will give away 100 FREE tickets to fans wanting to attend the special McFarlane signing. Midtown will have a wide range of McFarlane's work available for purchase. One ticket per person. No purchase required. Limit two signatures, per person.

PANEL: Toys Are Us! How Your Favorite Toys Are Made with Special Guest Todd McFarlane (
Date/Time: Friday, October 8th 6 PM - 7 PM
Panel Room 6 (1A21)


• Todd McFarlane, Founder of McFarlane Toys
• Shawn Smith, Creative Director and CEO of Shawnimals
• Jesse Falcon, VP of Product Development at Marvel Entertainment
• David Scroggy, VP of Product Development at Dark Horse Comics
• Zach Oat, former ToyFare Editor and Co-author of Pop Sculpture: How to Create Action Figures and Collectible Statues

Todd McFarlane at Toys "R" Us Times Square Autograph Signing
Date/Time: Friday, October 8th 7:00 PM
Location: Toys R Us Times Square, Level Three, The Skybox
If you weren't lucky enough to score a ticket to NYCC, McFarlane and Toy R Us are doing a special autograph signing after the con closes for the night, and EVERYONE is invited. 400 fans will get the chance to meet and get an autograph from the legendary Artist and McFarlane Toys Founder. Tickets are available in advance and day of the event with a $20 purchase at the Toys "R" Us Times Square store ( Tickets are limited to one per person. Autographs are limited to one action figure and one additional memorabilia item, time permitting.


Todd McFarlane and Curt Schilling, Autograph Signing, Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning FREE Limited Edition Posters
Date/Time: Saturday, October 9th 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Location: 38 Studio's Booth #2257
Many of you have been following the news about 38 Studios ( Founder and Chairman, and three-time World Series Champion, Curt Schilling, and our very own Todd McFarlane teaming up on an exciting new video game slated to release in 2011. NYCC attendees will definitely want to visit 38 Studios Booth learn more about the upcoming title Reckoning, including a new creature reveal, three incredible McFarlane Toys designed in-game prototypes, and to get their hands on FREE posters and other Reckoning giveaways. FREE.


Greg Capullo Hero Initiative Autograph Signing
Date/Time: Saturday, October 9th 1:30 PM- 2:30 PM
Location: Hero Initiative Booth #333
Don't miss out on this incredible opportunity to meet Greg and get your favorite Capullo comics signed, all while supporting Hero Initiative ( an amazing cause in the comic industry! No ticket required. No purchase required, but donations are highly encouraged.

Greg Capullo Autograph Signing
Date/Time: Saturday, October 9th 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Location: Image Comics Booth #1647
Comic book artist extraordinaire Greg Capullo, whose amazingly detailed style and incredible desire to grow and evolve as an artist, have made him a fan-favorite. Greg first made a name for himself while working on Marvel Comics' X-Force, but he has left an unmistakable mark on the landscape of the comic book industry with his breathtaking work on Spawn and his creator-owned title, The Creech. Greg's art can currently be seen in the top selling ongoing series, Haunt from Todd McFarlane Productions and Image Comics. FREE, no tickets required.


Creating Comics the Image Comics Way
Date/Time: Sunday, October 10th 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Location: Room 1A24
How do Image Creators make the best books in the business? Join us for a roundtable discussion of creator-owned comics, with an insider's perspective on how ownership makes the creative process more fulfilling. Jim Valentino (ShadowHawk), Greg Capullo (Haunt, Creech, Spawn), Marc Guggenheim (Halcyon), Joe Casey (Officer Downe), and Ben Templesmith (Choker) share their thoughts on publishing with Image Comics.

Greg Capullo Autograph Signing
Date/Time: Sunday, October 10th 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Location: Image Comics Booth #1647
On Sunday, fans will have one last chance to meet the legendary artist, Greg Capullo, before the NYCC close the doors for another year. FREE, no ticket required.

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

Thursday, September 30, 2010



Tom Cruise Narrates Doc Premiering Friday, November 12, 2010

Additional Plays on Saturday, November 13 and Sunday, November 14

Sunday Includes A Marathon of Five ILM-Effects Films

Beverly Hills, CA., September 29, 2010 – Since its founding 35 years ago, Industrial Light & Magic has been the movie industry’s undisputed leader in groundbreaking visual effects, thrilling audiences and making hits into blockbusters. On Friday, November 12 at 9:00 p.m. (et/pt), Encore presents an original documentary celebrating that legacy. “Industrial Light & Magic: Creating the Impossible” is directed by Academy Award® and Emmy® nominated director Leslie Iwerks and is narrated by Tom Cruise. The special airs again on Saturday, November 13 (12 noon and 10:00 p.m.), and on Sunday, November 14 (8:00 p.m. and 10:50 p.m.) Sunday also includes five ILM-effects films starting at 2:00 p.m. with Jumanji, followed by Hook, Jurassic Park III, Twister and Starship Troopers.

The hour-long special has interviews with filmmakers George Lucas, Steven Spielberg, Ron Howard, J.J. Abrams and Jon Favreau, actors Samuel L. Jackson and Robin Williams, producer Jerry Bruckheimer and John Lasseter, the chief creative officer at Walt Disney and Pixar Animation Studios. Film and television shows featured in the special include The Abyss, Avatar, Forrest Gump, Jumanji, Jurassic Park, Pirates of the Caribbean, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Robot Chicken, Star Trek (2009), Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, Terminator 2: Judgment Day, Transformers, Twister, Young Sherlock Holmes and The War of the Worlds (2005), which starred narrator Cruise.

Leslie Iwerks’ documentary takes audiences behind the scenes at ILM with in depth interviews with some of the company’s top talent and showcases never before seen footage highlighting many of their pioneering milestones. From creating the first ever computer generated character in a feature film to the latest advancements in visual effects for film franchises like Transformers and Iron Man, ILM has created some of the most memorable movie moments in recent history.

Industrial Light & Magic (ILM) is a division of Lucasfilm Ltd. and was founded by George Lucas in 1975 to create the visual effects for his space epic Star Wars. The studio originated in Van Nuys, California but moved to San Rafael, California to work on The Empire Strikes Back and is now headquartered at the Letterman Digital Arts Center in the Presidio of San Francisco with a sister studio in Singapore.

ILM has worked on nearly 300 films in its 35 year history and has largely been the driving force behind the evolution of modern visual effects. From the liquid metal man in Terminator 2: Judgment Day to the lifelike digital dinosaurs in Jurassic park, ILM has created some of the most iconic moments in cinematic history.

ILM has received 15 Best Visual Effects Oscars® and 25 additional nominations. It has also received 23 Scientific and Technical Awards from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in recognition of the critical role the company's advances in technology have played in the filmmaking process. ILM is also the only entertainment company to be recognized with the National Medal of Technology.

Leslie Iwerks Productions, Inc., is based in Santa Monica, CA. and over the last twelve years the company has produced award winning documentaries, television specials and films for Disney, Pixar, HBO, Starz, Bravo, National Geographic, Babelgum, among others. Leslie Iwerks comes from a family of film and visual effects pioneers that began with her grandfather, Ub Iwerks, the original designer/co-creator of Mickey Mouse and Academy Award® winning visual effects innovator (The Birds, Mary Poppins, among others). Leslie’s short documentary Recycled Life was nominated for an Academy Award® in 2007, and The Pixar Story a feature documentary about Pixar Animation Studios, was nominated for an Emmy® in 2008. For more information, please visit.

Starz Entertainment, LLC, is a premium movie and original programming entertainment service provider operating in the United States. The company offers 16 premium channels including the flagship Starz® and Encore® brands with approximately 17.3 million and 31.9 million subscribers respectively. Starz Entertainment airs in total more than 1,000 movies and original series every month across its pay TV channels. Starz Entertainment is recognized as a pay TV leader in providing HD, On Demand, HD On Demand and online advanced services for its Starz, Encore and MoviePlex brands. Starz Entertainment ( is an operating unit of Starz, LLC, which is a controlled subsidiary of Liberty Media Corporation, and is attributed to Liberty Starz (NASDAQ: LSTZA), a tracking stock group of Liberty Media Corporation.

After reports of lower than average comic sales last August and reading of the blame being placed on the $3.99 price point, THE SIXTH GUN series creators Cullen Bunn and Brian Hurtt came to a decision: twelve extra pages at no additional cost. For the sixth issue of their new ongoing series THE SIXTH GUN, Bunn & Hurtt are adding twelve full pages of gun-slinging goodness, and they're enlisting the help of comic superstar colorist Bill Crabtree (INVINCIBLE, JACK STAFF).

“Having a colorist as accomplished as Bill [Crabtree] join the book was a no-brainer,” commented series writer and co-creator Cullen Bunn. “Initially we were going to have Bill start with issue #7, it's the beginning of a new arc and it just made sense, but Brian [Hurtt] had been plugging away at issue #6, and we started having the dreaded conversations of what to cut in order to keep the book's page-count down. When we saw the August numbers and read the reports, it just occurred to us: Why should we sacrifice the culmination of this great story and all our hard work? The fans have been waiting for the climatic final battle; let's give it to them!”

“I've penciled, inked, colored and lettered every issue and we've never missed a ship date on THE SIXTH GUN,” added series artist and co-creator Brian Hurtt. “but adding an additional twelve pages of story to a twenty-two page book for the final issue in this story arc is no small feat, and after six months of hard work, we're not about to start missing deadlines now! We told Bill our idea for an oversized issue #6 and asked if he'd start in on THE SIXTH GUN early.”

“I couldn't wait to get started,” said new series colorist Bill Crabtree. “I love THE SIXTH GUN! Getting to play in this universe with these characters and settings is a real pleasure. Cullen, Brian, and the folks at Oni are so passionate about the book. I'm really excited about the new arc and the oversized finale in issue #6.”

The 40-page oversized issue, THE SIXTH GUN #6, is on store shelves November 17th. You can place your order now with your favorite local comic shop using Diamond Order Code: SEP101089. THE SIXTH GUN #6 wraps up the first epic story arc of the series: General Hume is at the gates of the Maw and he’s brought Hell with him! It’s the final showdown between the forces of good and evil, and no one is safe. If Drake survives the undead battalion… if he defeats Hume’s malevolent henchmen… he’s still gazing down the barrel of a shoot-out with the Confederate general not even death could stop!

THE SIXTH GUN is a new ongoing series from co-creators Cullen Bunn & Brian Hurtt. During the darkest days of the Civil War, wicked cutthroats came into possession of six pistols of otherworldly power. In time, the Sixth Gun, the most dangerous of the weapons, vanished. When the gun surfaces in the hands of an innocent girl, dark forces reawaken. Vile men thought long dead set their sights on retrieving the gun and killing the girl. Only Drake Sinclair, a gunfighter with a shadowy past, stands in their way.
Image Comics presents the perfect holiday gift this December with THE ART OF TODD McFARLANE

Berkeley, CA - 30 September 2010 - When you're writing your holiday wish list, don't forget to include THE ART OF TODD McFARLANE: THE DEVIL'S IN THE DETAILS -- Todd McFarlane's first-ever art book!

This oversized hardcover showcases for the first time Todd McFarlane's unique art style, which forever changed the landscape of comic book art when he burst onto the scene in the 1980s. THE ART OF TODD McFARLANE features art from original comic art boards; rare, never-before-seen sketches; and images from McFarlane's work on Batman, Spider-Man and the Hulk (amongst many others), as well as McFarlane's own top-selling creation, SPAWN. The book also includes selected commentary by the artist himself.

"This book is 20 years in the making and follows my decades of trying to learn this craft of drawing and comics," relates McFarlane. "I'm hoping this book will be an inspiration to young artists, not so much from my advanced pages, but from the raw, undeveloped drawing I entered the industry with. It took me quite a few years to go from adequate to someone who wasn't afraid of where the next job would come from. I'm hoping this art book shows the evolution of my style, and will be a positive message to those that have aspirations to be in this industry. I also hope it will be entertaining to those who have followed my career, seeing that I didn't come out of the shoot fully formed artistically."

THE ART OF TODD McFARLANE: THE DEVIL'S IN THE DETAILS, a 300-page full-color oversized hardcover for $64.99 (OCT100465), will be in stores December 1, 2010. The regular edition will be limited to 5,000 copies while the signed and numbered edition, which retails for $100 (OCT100466), will be limited to only 300 copies. Don't miss your chance to get the perfect gift, whether for a loved one or for yourself!

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

The Walking Dead Creator’s Panels, Signings and Projects

New York (27 September 2010) – Robert Kirkman, creator of comic series The Walking Dead, will be appearing at New York Comic-Con from October 8 – 10; below please find details on his scheduled panels and signings.

Image Comics: The Writers / Friday, October 8th / 4:30-5:30pm / Room 1A14
Some of Image Comics’ favorite writers get together to describe the writing process for their books, from inception to publication. Join juggernauts Robert Kirkman (The Walking Dead), Nick Spencer, Ron Marz and Steve Seagle for a discussion about writing, followed by Q&A.

AMC: The Walking Dead / Sunday, October 10th / 2:15pm- 3:45pm / IGN Theater

Moderator Eric Moro of will lead panelists (including Robert Kirkman, series stars Andrew Lincoln, Jon Bernthal, Sarah Wayne Callies, Laurie Holden and Steven Yeun, and producers Frank Darabont and Gale Anne Hurd) in a discussion about their experience shooting the “The Walking Dead,” and the process of bringing Kirkman’s comic book to life on the small screen, among other topics, followed by Q&A.

Friday, 3:00- 4:15pm, Booth 1647
Saturday, 11:00am - 1:00pm, Booth 1647
Saturday, 4:00pm - 6:00pm, Booth 1647
Sunday, 12:00pm - 2:00pm, Booth 1647

MERCHANDISE: the newest Walking Dead books: The Walking Dead: The Covers hardcover, and The Walking Dead Book Six hardcover. Additionally: New Invincible and Walking Dead t-shirts, a limited edition convention exclusive Walking Dead plush doll (with removable head), Walking Dead baseball and bucket hats, as well as the buttons, t-shirts, and tote bags released for San Diego Comic-Con. The Comic-Con preview of SKYBOUND’s Witch Doctor will also be available exclusively at NYCC.

ABOUT Robert Kirkman: Robert Kirkman is a New York Times bestselling author known for being the cultural zeitgeist of the comic book industry. He maintains one prerogative in every undertaking: quality. It is Kirkman's belief that good people who produce good writing and good ideas make comics people love. Kirkman was recently made partner at Image Comics and continues to revive the industry with refreshing new characters. AMC is adapting his bestselling series, The Walking Dead, into a TV series (in production over the summer of 2010), and his books are among the most popular on the comiXology iPad and iPod Touch app.

About SKYBOUND: A division of Image Comics founded in July 2010, SKYBOUND is helmed by Robert Kirkman, who handpicks and publishes up-and-coming comic creators for publication and development. Kirkman and SKYBOUND management maintain an active role in the promotion and expansion of their talent pool’s projects, and artist and company alike will be fully vested in the development of their properties into new mediums (e.g. television, film) globally. The first SKYBOUND Original, Witch Doctor, will be published in early 2011, and will be followed by a collaboration between Kirkman and Nick Spencer (Morning Glories) entitled Thief of Thieves. More via
Image Comics continues the NEXT ISSUE PROJECT with CRACK COMICS #63

Berkeley, CA - 30 September 2010 - In December, another Golden Age classic will get its next issue with the NEXT ISSUE PROJECT: CRACK COMICS #63.

The NEXT ISSUE PROJECT: CRACK COMICS #63 picks up where Quality Comics' CRACK COMICS #62 left off in 1949, with all-new stories by modern day creators. The all-star line up includes ALAN WEISS (Captain America, Amazing Spider-Man, Tom Strong), ERIK LARSEN (SAVAGE DRAGON, Amazing Spider-Man), HERB TRIMPE (The Incredible Hulk, BPRD: The War on Frogs), PAUL MAYBURY (POPGUN, COMIC BOOK TATTOO), TERRY AUSTIN (Uncanny X-Men, Superman Adventures, Green Lantern), ADAM McGOVERN (Dr. Id), PAOLO LEANDRI (Dr. Id) & CHRIS BURNHAM (OFFICER DOWNE, ELEPHANTMEN). Weiss provided the cover, and MIKE ALLRED (MADMAN) contributed a gorgeous variant cover.

"The NEXT ISSUE PROJECT is for any fan of comics, not just fans of Golden Age books," says editor Erik Larsen. "Often, the promise of Golden Age comics -- where creators were making up the rules as they went along and were blazing new trails -- was more exciting than the reality of Golden Age comics, where creators were essentially mimicking some of the same dull formulaic writing found in other mediums at the time. Everyone who contributed to CRACK COMICS #63 was intent on fulfilling the promise of the Golden Age and delivering a book that was more than a mere homage, but also a thrilling glimpse of what comics could be -- if only creators were allowed to run wild with the characters they were handed! These creative dynamos jumped at the chance to present their own take on these Golden Age heroes and demonstrate comics' true potential!"

NEXT ISSUE PROJECT: CRACK COMICS #63: Captain Triumph! The Clock! Spitfire! Molly the Model! Alias the Spider! Space Legion! Some of the greatest creations from yesterday are brought back to life by some of the greatest creators of today! Fans have marveled over the years as, one by one, characters from comics' Golden Age have been revived for a modern audience. The NEXT ISSUE PROJECT is an ongoing series that continues a classic discontinued title for a modern audience! All stories are complete, self-contained and cool as all hell! All books are Golden Age sized, but these aren't simply an homage to Golden Age comics: They're updated classics by modern masters for a new generation!

NEXT ISSUE PROJECT: CRACK COMICS #63 (Weiss: OCT100451; Allred: OCT100452), a 48-page full-color Golden Age sized comic book for $4.99, will be in stores December 22, 2010. Previous issues of Next Issue Project -- NEXT ISSUE PROJECT #1: FANTASTIC COMICS #24 (OCT071967) and NEXT ISSUE PROJECT #2: SILVER STREAK COMICS #24 (OCT090364) -- are 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

Wednesday, September 29, 2010


Show Will Also Feature "Back To The Future" 25th Anniversary Tribute To

Marty McFly's Flux Capacitated Adventures Featuring Michael J. Fox, Lea Thompson

And Elisabeth Shue

Also Set To Attend: Sir Anthony Hopkins, David Arquette, Neve Campbell,

Hayden Panettiere, Emma Roberts Wes Craven, Aaron Eckhart, Sigourney Weaver, Alan Ball, Sam Trammell, Kristen Bauer, Rutina Wesley And Many More

Two-Hour Event Premieres Tuesday, October 19 at 9PM, ET/PT

New York, NY, September 29, 2010 – With enough star power to light up the Los Angeles night sky, Spike TV's "SCREAM 2010" will tape at the Greek Theatre on Saturday, October 16. The ultimate celebration of all things sci-fi, fantasy, horror and comic book, the 5th annual "SCREAM" is the first and only global event of its kind to honor and celebrate the hottest films, TV shows, comics, actors, creators, icons and pioneers who have influenced and shaped these genres. The two-hour event premieres on Spike TV on Tuesday, October 19 (9:00 – 11:00 PM, ET/PT).

"SCREAM 2010" will feature a host of world premieres, including footage from the highly-anticipated fourth installment of one of the most influential franchises of all time – none other than the original cast and creator of the movie "Scream" along with new stars from the upcoming "Scream 4." David Arquette and Neve Campbell, along with 2006 Scream Mastermind Award-recipient and creator of the "Scream" franchise Wes Craven, as well as "Scream 4" co-stars Emma Roberts and Hayden Panettiere will present never-before-seen footage from the just-wrapped "Scream 4." The show will also include an appearance by Academy Award Winner Sir Anthony Hopkins, who will introduce world premiere footage of his upcoming supernatural thriller "The Rite," and those in attendance at the Greek and the millions watching worldwide will also be treated to an exclusive first look at "Paranormal Activity 2," with many more films to be announced shortly.

Additionally, "SCREAM 2010" will celebrate one of the most beloved science fiction franchises in history when Michael J. Fox, Lea Thompson and Elisabeth Shue reunite onstage in honor of the 25th anniversary of the original "Back To The Future." The 1985 release became a cultural phenomenon, inspiring theme park rides, an animated series, selection for preservation in the Library of Congress' "National Film Registry," and was even quoted in President Ronald Reagan's "State of the Union" address in 1986. The “Back To The Future 25th Anniversary” Trilogy" debuts on Blu-ray and DVD worldwide on October 26, 2010.

“‘SCREAM’ has established itself as a global celebration of the most imaginative films, comics and TV shows that drive and continue to redefine pop culture,” said Casey Patterson, executive producer and senior vice president, talent, event production and studio relations, Spike TV. “The genres of comic books, science fiction and fantasy rule the entertainment world and ‘SCREAM’ is about honoring the creative minds behind them and the incredible fans that keep it spinning.”

Also set to attend are Harvey Dent himself, Aaron Eckhart, "Avatar's" Sigourney Weaver, "True Blood" creator Alan Ball and castmembers Sam Trammell, Kristen Bauer and Rutina Wesley, "Jackass 3D" crew members Johnny Knoxville, Bam Margera, Steve-O, the stars of AMC's forthcoming original series "The Walking Dead," Sarah Wayne Callies and Jon Bernthal, and many more.

"SCREAM 2010" will present awards in 33 different categories. Christopher Nolan's summer science fiction blockbuster "Inception" leads the way with nominations in 14 categories, including "The Ultimate Scream," "Best Ensemble" and "Fight Scene of the Year." "Kick-Ass" was nominated in 13 categories for a total of 17 nominations, while Tony Stark's adventures in "Iron Man 2" garnered 13 nominations. HBO's "True Blood" had the most nominations of any television series with 10.

Now through Friday, October 15, fans can vote for their favorites, as well as view exclusive red carpet and backstage coverage of the event, by visiting

The official sponsors of Spike TV’s “SCREAM 2010” are, Geico, Subaru and Taco Bell.

Casey Patterson, Michael Levitt and Cindy Levitt serve as executive producers for “SCREAM 2010.” Greg Sills is supervising producer, Gary Tellalian and Austin Reading are producers and Hamish Hamilton will direct.

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Tuesday, September 28, 2010



Mystery Thriller with Jessica Biel to Shoot for Eight Weeks in Canada

Los Angeles, September 21, 2010 - Principal photography has begun on THE TALL MAN, a mystery thriller written and directed by acclaimed French director Pascal Laugier (Martyrs, Saint Ange) and starring Jessica Biel (The A-Team, Valentine’s Day) in a leading role. A suspenseful thriller in the vein of M. Night Shyamalan’s earlier films, THE TALL MAN marks Laugier’s English language debut.

Produced by SND, Radar Films’ Clement Miserez (Faces in the Crowd) and Minds Eye Entertainment’s Kevin DeWalt (Faces in the Crowd), the film will shoot for eight weeks in Nelson, British Columbia, Canada. The final wrap is set for November 18th

“We are thrilled to be producers on this project and we are really looking forward to bringing this mystery to audiences worldwide,” said SND CEO Thierry Desmichelle. “Jessica Biel is a very gifted and versatile actor. Coupled with Pascal’s gripping script and innovative filmmaking, it’s the perfect recipe for quite a compelling story.”

Set in the town of Cold Rock, THE TALL MAN is a story of the haunting secrets that hide behind closed doors. With children gone missing over the years leaving neither a clue nor a witness, superstitious locals talk of ‘The Tall Man,’ a legendary, mysterious dark figure who takes children away never to be seen again. When a woman’s son is taken, the chase is on and with it the quest for answers: who is the Tall Man and what happens to the children?

Stephen McHattie, William B. Davis, Samantha Ferris and Jodelle Ferland, round up the cast. SND is handling international sales and will release the film in France.

Conceived as a ‘woman in jeopardy’ movie – an outdoor ‘Panic Room,’ by Laugier, THE TALL MAN is clothed in the myths of bogeymen and monsters born of the folklore common to all cultures. “It’s a story with a strong female character, a character you feel connected to,” said Laugier.

“We really believe in the story and all the talent involved in this project. Jessica Biel’s sensitivity and diverse performances are a perfect fit for the role,”adds Miserez.

Laugier’s next projects include the remake of his award-winning Martyrs (Grand Prize Winner European Fantasy Films in Gold and Silver, Sitges-Catalonian International Film Festival) to be released in the US by 20th Century Fox. Biel’s upcoming roles include Vivaldi with Ben Kingsley and Nailed with Jack Gyllenhaal and directed by David O. Russell.

About SND Groupe M6

SND is one of the largest media motion pictures distributors in France. The company is a 100% owned subsidiary of France’s second most popular terrestrial television network, M6 (itself owned by RTL Group). The channel has built an important press, cinema and video business media group and is also heavily involved in new technologies such as mobile phones and the Internet. SND's mother company M6 has been listed on the French stock exchange since 1994.

About Radar Films and Minds Eye Entertainment

Radar Films and Minds Eye Entertainment are currently in post production on the thriller Faces in the Crowd starring Milla Jovovich.


Featuring an interview with Tom Kenny and much more!


“The Super Hero Squad Show is a giant bag of pure awesomeness and is the best cartoon to hit the airwaves in quite awhile.” - Comic News

The world’s greatest Super Heroes return to face their craziest villains in the second action – and laugh – packed volume of The Super Hero Squad Show when Shout! Factory, in collaboration with Marvel Animation, releases The Super Hero Squad Show: Quest For The Infinity Sword! Volume 2 DVD on November 9, 2010.

Watch as Iron Man, Wolverine, Hulk, Silver Surfer, Thor, Falcon and their friends faithfully – and hysterically – protect Super Hero City from the wild, weird and even wacky villainy of VillainVille’s most infamous baddies, led by the sinister Dr. Doom! The Super Hero Squad Show: Quest For The Infinity Sword! Volume 2 DVD features the second six episodes from Season One, plus all-new bonus features, including an interview with Tom Kenny (Iron Man, Captain America and MODOK), hero profiles, trailers and more. A must-have for heroes of all ages, this DVD is priced to own at $14.93 SRP.

Boasting a stellar ensemble of well-known celebrity voice talent, The Super Hero Squad Show animated series features super-stylized, action-packed versions of Marvel’s popular characters (including Iron Man, Thor, Captain America, Hulk, Silver Surfer and Wolverine) with a comedic twist. Marvel has attracted top voice talent to play the roles of Marvel’s iconic heroes and villains. Not to mention, Volume 2 of The Super Hero Squad Show also boasts the voice talent of Kevin Michael Richardson (Family Guy), Greg Grunberg (Heroes), Wayne Knight (Seinfeld), Ray Stevenson (Punisher: War Zone) and Lena Headey (Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles).

The Super Hero Squad Show: Quest For The Infinity Sword! Volume 2 DVD contains six exciting episodes including:

* From The Atom … It Rises!
* Night In The Sanctorum!
* This Forest Green!
* O, Captain, My Captain!
* If This Be My Thanos!
* Deadly Is Black Widow’s Bite!


* An interview with Tom Kenny
* Hero profiles
* Concept Art Gallery
* Trailers

Technical Information

Street Date: November 9, 2010

Rating: TV Y7

Suggested Retail Price: $14.93

Running Time: approximate 132 minutes

Discs: 1

Aspect Ratio: 4:3

Technical Info: English, Stereo., Closed Captioning

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About Marvel Entertainment, LLC

About Marvel Entertainment Marvel Entertainment, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company, is one of the world's most prominent character-based entertainment companies, built on a proven library of over 5,000 characters featured in

a variety of media over seventy years. Marvel utilizes its character franchises in entertainment, licensing and publishing. For more information visit

About Shout! Factory

Shout! Factory is a diversified entertainment company devoted to producing, uncovering and revitalizing the very best of pop culture. Founders Richard Foos, Bob Emmer and Garson Foos have spent their careers sharing their music, television and film favorites with discerning consumers around world. Shout! Factory’s DVD serves up classic, contemporary and cult TV series, riveting sports programs, live music, animation and documentaries, all in lavish packages with exciting extras. The company’s audio catalogue boasts GRAMMY®-nominated boxed sets, new releases from storied artists, lovingly assembled album reissues and indispensable “best of” compilations. These riches are the result of creative acquisition mandates that have established the company as a hotbed of cultural preservation and commercial reinvention. With its fingers on the pulse of pop culture, Shout! Factory continues to impact the entertainment media landscape by acquisition of top quality programming for home entertainment releases. Shout! Factory is based in Santa Monica, California. For more on Shout! Factory, visit




MICK FOLEY's R.P.M. continues

Shipping December 2010 from 12-Gauge Comics

Birmingham, AL (September 28, 2010)

MAGUS #1 (of 5)

Writers: Jon Price + David Norton

Artist: Rebekah Isaacs

Cover: Fiona Staples

Where were you when magic came back? After being sealed away for thousands of years by a group of powerful men and women, humankind's innate ability to use magic is accidentally released— leaving everyone on the planet able to perform magic! In suburban Massachusetts, Ben and Darius find themselves thrust into the middle of a changing, turbulent new world, and intricately linked to what's happening. Joined by a small group of new friends, these powerful young men must unravel the secret history of magic, while governments across the globe desperately fight to return things to the way they were before. Don’t miss the first exciting installment of this epic adventure, featuring the stunning art of Rebekah Isaacs (Brian Wood's DV8)!

MAGUS is ™ and ©2010 Jon Price, David Norton, and Rebekah Isaacs. All Rights Reserved.

R.P.M. #2 (of 4)

Writers: Mick Foley + Shane Riches

Artist: Jose Holder

Cover: Brian Stelfreeze

After issue #1’s surprise betrayal, and with an army of hired mercenaries on his tail, Revere races down the East Coast with the world’s largest synthetic diamond in-tow. When a helicopter loaded with gunmen hurtles down from the sky in full attack mode, Revere uses his hyper-kinetic depth perception in a must-see, “Holy $#!t” fashion. Fasten your seatbelts and see the speed, as R.P.M. takes you on a super-charged, non-stop action ride—with twists and turns that only the hardcore mind of New York Times #1 Bestselling author and World Heavyweight Champion Mick Foley could conceive. Don’t miss it!

R.P.M. is ™ and ©2010 12-Gauge Comics, LLC, Shane Riches, and Mick Foley. All Rights Reserved.