Tuesday, October 26, 2010

GLASS EYE PIX Launches Genre Audio Program

Website goes live; first episode & promo video available 26 October
Episode ONE: MAN ON THE LEDGE by Joe Maggio starring Vincent D’Onofrio

26 October 2010 — From Glass Eye Pix, the maverick production company responsible for recent independent genre movies THE LAST WINTER, I SELL THE DEAD, and THE HOUSE OF THE DEVIL, as well as the forthcoming STAKE LAND and THE INNKEEPERS comes a new venture in the macabre.

Inspired by the classic radio shows of Alfred Hitchcock, Boris Karloff , Peter Lorre, and Orson Welles, TALES FROM BEYOND THE PALE is a half hour downloadable audio program featuring notable thespians including Vincent D’Onofrio, Ron Perlman, Angus Scrimm, Shea Wigham, James Le Gros, Joe Swanberg, and Kevin Corrigan.

Hosted by Glass Eye Pix CEO Larry Fessenden, each thirty-minute episode is written and directed by one of today’s horror auteurs including Joe Maggio (BITTER FEAST)¸ JT Petty (THE BURROWERS, SOFT FOR DIGGING), Graham Reznick (I CAN SEE YOU, THE VIEWER), Paul Solet (GRACE), Ashley Thorpe (THE HAIRY HANDS, SCAYRECROW), Simon Rumley (THE LIVING AND THE DEAD, RED WHITE AND BLUE), Jeff Buhler (MIDNIGHT MEAT TRAIN, INSAINTARIUM), and Sarah Langan (Author of THE KEEPER, THE MISSING).

Conceived during a fog-drenched car ride by Fessenden and frequent collaborator Glenn McQuaid (I SELL THE DEAD, effects supervisor on THE ROOST and THE LAST WINTER), this project continues the mission at Glass Eye Pix to celebrate individual voices in the arts and to reassert the broad palette of moods that comprise the horror story.

Says Fessenden: “We thought it would be a great opportunity to get into production, work with some of our favorite people and meet some new ones with a project that was relatively affordable. I’ve always loved radio and audio books. We wanted to try our hand at the format. I’m amazed at what people came up with. Feels pretty special. Like addicts, we’re already looking to Season two.”

McQuaid adds: “Season One has been a tremendous pleasure to work on. Larry and I wanted to gather stories from all walks of life; let each tale stand on it's own merits, as well as complement the entire season. Listeners will be transported far and wide, from distant moons to misty moors, by stories told with a wide range of styles and sensibilities. The challenge for Larry and I, and all the filmmakers we reached out to, was to close our eyes, let go of our visual technique and concentrate purely on sound and performance.”

Never one to skimp on fanfare, Glass Eye has commissioned the wildly talented Gary Pullin to design the logo and website and a unique poster for each tale, evocative of illustrated one sheets from the 60’s or pulp comic covers from Marvel and EC. Each Tuesday for ten weeks a new episode will be unleashed, and with it, another Pullin original. All the graphics will be available for collectors through the TALES merchandise store.

Today, to celebrate the launch of this new Glass Eye Pix venture, a very special video from the notorious animator Voltaire will be released, featuring the TALES theme music by award winning composer Jeff Grace (STAKE LAND, MEEK’S CUTOFF, THE HOUSE OF THE DEVIL)

Rushed into release for the Halloween Season, the first episodes of TALES FROM BEYOND THE PALE will only be available through the website ($1.99 by paypal or credit card), but will soon be downloadable from itunes, Amazon and other outlets. In December, all of Season One will be presented in a deluxe CD package just in time for Christmas. Plans are ongoing to get the show onto the radio where it belongs, and look for the TALES FROM BEYOND THE PALE i-pad app very soon.


With Vincent D'onofrio (MEN IN BLACK, FULL METAL JACKET)
IS THIS SEAT TAKEN? by Sarah Langan (Author of THE MISSING, and AUDREY'S DOOR)
With Joe Swanberg (A HORRIBLE WAY TO DIE)
With James Le Gros (THE LAST WINTER, ZODIAC), Kevin Corrigan (THE LAST WINTER)
TRAWLER by Glenn McQuaid (I Sell the Dead)
With Michael Cerveris (Sweeny Todd (on Broadway), STAKE LAND, “Fringe”)

For more information and the latest news, please visit www.talesfrombeyondthepale.com
Follow on twitter: @talesbeyond

October 26, 2010: DarkBrain.com is an edgy web comic studio that produces graphic novels (PG-13 and R-rated) with voice-over narration and music. With over 300 pages of content, all free for readers, DarkBrain has attracted over 22,000 readers in the last two months alone with its recent release of “Church of One” featuring the voice talents of Tabitha Stevens, Raylene and Tony Campos. Now, DarkBrain is looking for some Independent Comics to partner with.

DarkBrain is looking for titles that fit our brand - edgy sci-fi/ fantasy /drama /horror – all with stories that will entice and amaze people. All stories must have an R-rated version that we tone down for our pg-13 readers. Each title that is selected must match the quality of art of our current titles, and be unique and interesting. DarkBrain is looking for a run of issues to appear on DarkBrain.com, and we will add in our voice talent, original music, flash assembly, and comic hosting. Independent Comic producers can have their titles already in print and they will retain all rights to their property.

Through this new partnership, accepted web comic stories will then be exposed to thousands of new users, for free, and include link-outs and promotional information for the Independent Comic partner. This is a great opportunity to gain exposure and to showcase the comics in a new and exciting format, unlike any other web comics. Independent properties with merchandise, printed issues, websites and other web comic versions are welcome as it helps maximize the value of the relationship for the Independent comic owner.

All applicants are expected to have read DarkBrain comics and understand our brand. All partners must have existing art and stories for review of the series being presented - and should be able to sustain a run of 4 or more issues, with approximately 20 pages each issue. We will also accept one-shot issues if the story and art are incredible. The partnership is a shared relationship where the Independent partner funds and provides the art and script and DarkBrain funds and provides the voice, music, flash, script editing and hosting. Both parties share the royalties of the web comics. DarkBrain has only a few slots open for new titles in the 2011 schedule and we are going to be very selective on which partners we choose.

Interested parties can contact AndrewZar@DarkBrain.com.


31 Writers, 31 Days = Scare It Forward: The Novel

(Los Angeles, CA – October 26, 2010) - A little thing like being dead has never stopped iconic "King of the Gimmicks" horrormeister William Castle (The House on Haunted Hill; The Tingler) from enjoying Halloween.

castlepixcigar.jpgThis year the man who invented "Fright Breaks" for wussy movie goers is cooking up a new horror novel, Scare It Forward, with 30 writer friends each writing a chapter a day during the month of October. (Bill Castle has done this before; his first horror film, Macabre - starring Jim Backus in a very non-genial role - was based on a novel, "The Marble Forest," written by 13 San Francisco writers.)

With the creepy, genial charm of Hitchcock and the brassy ballyhoo of P.T. Barnum, William Castle freed the flat terrors behind the proscenium arch and turned them loose in the theatre ... from tush buzzing seats to flying skeletons, from $1000 life insurance policies to the "Ghost Viewer," Castle's gimmicks scared and vastly amused a generation of movie goers.

And now he's back. Scare It Forward is set on San Francisco Bay's picturesque Angel Island whose dark history ensnares a newly married couple in an ancient conflict between good and evil. Read if you dare.

Scare It Forward:


And since he's busy writing, Bill Castle is sending daughter Terry – who he says has a "genetic gift for gimmickry" - to Los Angeles to host a Halloween double-feature for Cinefamily's 3rd Annual Horror fest at The Silent Movie Theatre where, standing in line over 50 years ago, Bill Castle came up with the idea for ... The Tingler (and the world's very first LSD plot device).

William Castle made over forty B movies following a formula for box office success: low-budget chillers geared to the burgeoning boomers. The Tingler, House on Haunted Hill, Thirteen Ghosts, Dr. Sardonicus, Strait-Jacket (scripted by Psycho's Robert Bloch), and Homicidal – which TIME magazine liked better than Psycho. Some called him a master of ballyhoo who shamelessly promoted his pictures with gimmicks like The Coward's Corner and Percepto seat buzzers. Gimmicks? What nonsense.

To read the latest messages from or leave a message for William Castle:


Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#!/profile.php?id=100001154126369

Twitter: @billcastle

William Castle's Shockers program info :


The Silent Movie Theatre: 611 North Fairfax Avenue, Los Angeles, California 90048
(323) 655-2520


October 26, 2010 – Los Angeles, CA - BOOM! Studios is proud to announce that STAN LEE'S SOLDIER ZERO #1 has sold over 24,000 copies through all channels and broken all records for the five-year-old publisher, making STAN LEE'S SOLDIER ZERO #1 the bestselling BOOM! Studios comic of all time.

Debuting last week to resounding critical acclaim, STAN LEE'S SOLDIER ZERO #1 can be found at your local comic shop (www.comicshoplocator.com), including special covers at Hastings Entertainment and Midtown Comics. Both Diamond Comic Distributors and Haven Distributors have seen record reorder activity for the book.

STAN LEE'S SOLDIER ZERO #1 marks the first of three new ongoing superhero series from the partnership between BOOM! Studios and Stan Lee. STAN LEE'S THE TRAVELER written by Mark Waid with art by Chad Hardin will be shipping in November followed by STAN LEE'S STARBORN written by Chris Roberson with art by Khary Randalph shipping this December.

Fan and critical response to STAN LEE'S SOLDIER ZERO has been phenomenal with stores selling out across the country. The first issue is written by DOCTOR WHO's Paul Cornell with art by Javier Pina.

“I am hooked. If you’ve read and enjoyed other BOOM! titles like IRREDEEMABLE or INCORRUPTIBLE, you should definitely enjoy this.” — COMIC VINE

"Stan Lee has done it again!" — JAZMA ONLINE

"Cornell and Pina create a really intriguing first issue." — COMICS BULLETIN

“Even without Lee’s name, this project would be worth checking out.” — IGN

"Pina’s art is the perfect companion to Cornell’s script and both are more than capable of handling this momentous launch and doing justice to a Stan Lee creation. Bring on issue two!"— POP CULTURE ZOO

"Writer Paul Cornell’s exploration of the experiences of a disabled person rings true and makes for some strong interpersonal moments in the story... Javier Pina seems to take a two-pronged approach to the art for this inaugural issue, and it’s quite effective. The slick, sci-fi elements boast a bold, sharp look, and the action is choreographed quite well. But for the more down-to-earth moments, there’s a lighter touch at play." — EYE ON COMICS

"Javier Pina's art is simply fantastic, filled with clean bold lines, and a rich assortment of facial expressions. He's truly one of those artists who doesn't just DRAW a story, but TELLS a story in picture form. It's great. And Alfred Rockefeller's colors really sell it." — PROJECT FANBOY

"There was nobility there in Cornell's writing... I can say this - I REALLY enjoyed Javier Pina's art. He's a real find... Ok, Stan Lee may not have written the script, but this is a Stan Lee book through and through" —MULTIVERSITY COMICS

"...look at the hero behind the mask -- and you'll find that Soldier Zero is really, truly, finally not like any other character out there" — NEWSARAMA's David Pepose

“…the plotting has a classic feel, but the dialogue is modern and complimenting to the story…What more could you ask for. Be sure to pick up SOLDIER ZERO #1? — Geek Hard

“…someone interested in superheroes but looking for something beyond the two major flavors that typically come in from direct market comics should find a lot to like about this.” — Every Day Is Like Wednesday

“…handled with class…things are off to a very promising start.” — First Comic News

“It’s pretty much everything you could ask for from a superhero title…SOLDIER ZERO #1 is a fantastic series debut that shows great promise” — Hyper Geek

“…what makes this new comic so entertaining for me is that it has a very contemporary feeling….Trautmann seems like a classic Stan Lee hero, just updated to the year 2010.” — Comics Bulletin

“…a good first showing…SOLDIER ZERO is a fun read with a classic tone that moves along at a clipping pace. I’m expecting some really great things from this series…” — Guerrilla Geek

SOLDIER ZERO #1 is written by Paul Cornell (ACTION COMICS, DOCTOR WHO) with art by Javier Pina (SUPERMAN) and ships with seven covers, including A & B covers in a 50/50 split by Trevor Hairsine and Dave Johnson respectively, a 1-in-25 incentive by Phil Noto, 1-in-50 Undressed Trevor Hairsine Variant, 1-in-75 Undressed Dave Johnson Variant, 1-in-150 Undressed Phil Noto Variant and a special 1-in-300 Stan Lee signed variant cover with all new cover art by Kalman Andrasofszky. SOLDIER ZERO #1 carries a Diamond Code of AUG1008571 and hit store shelves on October 20th.

About BOOM! Studios
BOOM! Studios (www.boom-studios.com) 2009 "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.
Visit Image Comics at LBCC 2010 for a chance to win The Walking Dead prize package!

Berkeley, CA - 26 October 2010 - Halloween weekend fast approaches, and with it, the premiere of THE WALKING DEAD on AMC and Long Beach Comic-Con 2010!

Image Comics will be on hand during LBCC at booth #218 with exclusive Walking Dead gear. To celebrate the launch of THE WALKING DEAD television series, anyone who visits the Image Booth dressed as a zombie will get a chance to win a Waking Dead prize package!

One lucky zombie will get to take home the following:
• THE WALKING DEAD hardcovers, books 1-6
• THE WALKING DEAD 2011 calendar
• THE WALKING DEAD #78 LBCC variant cover
• THE WALKING DEAD plush doll with removable head

Contestants are entered in a raffle each time they visit the Image Comics booth in full zombie makeup. The winner will be picked by random drawing on Sunday, October 31, at 2:00 p.m. by STEVEN YEUN, who plays fan-favorite Glenn on THE WALKING DEAD television show!

Zombies: Don't miss your chance to take home THE WALKING DEAD by visiting Image Comics booth #218 at Long Beach Comic-Con 2010!

CONTEST RULES: Entrants must present themselves in full zombie costume to be eligible for contest. One entry per person per visit to Image Comics booth #218 during show hours of Long Beach Comic-Con, October 29-31, 2010. No purchase necessary. Prize package will be awarded by random drawing on October 31, 2010, at 2:00 p.m. Entrants must be present to win.

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 www.imagecomics.com.
Image Comics announces THE WALKING DEAD WEEKLY and new Omnibus

Berkeley, CA - 26 October 2010 - Are you excited about THE WALKING DEAD on AMC, but you've never had the chance to read the hit comic book series that inspired it? Starting in January 2011, Image Comics will be reprinting the single issues of the hit series -- shipping one issue per week all year long!

"Keeping a series like this going year after year is all about creating good jumping-on-points for new readers," says series creator and writer Robert Kirkman. "And what better way to jump on than with the very first issue? Making this series available in single issue form will make it easier for new fans to jump on board and for old fans to fill in any gaps in their collection."

January will see the release of the following issues:

January 5
Starting in this issue, Rick Grimes awakens to a world he's not prepared for. This small town cop must now fight the forces of the undead while he searches for his missing wife and son. This is the issue that started it all!

January 12
Rick Grime's horrific adventure continues. Everything he knew is gone, and the search for his family begins. Rick sets out for Atlanta, the last known location of his wife and son.

January 19
Now reunited with his family, Rick Grime's focus shifts from survival to protection. It's one thing to know that you have to watch your back every second of every day. It's another thing entirely to have to worry about losing your family in the blink of an eye.

January 26
It is decided that in order to survive... every person at the camp should have guns. As it is, they don't have enough to go around and the only place to get more guns is the city, but it means certain death to go into the city. Is Rick crazy enough to risk his life for the good of the camp?

You will also be able to pick up THE WALKING DEAD OMNIBUS, VOL. 3 in January 2011. Collecting issues #49-72, the OMNIBUS is a deluxe oversized and slipcased hardcover. It's perfect for long time fans, new readers and anyone needing a heavy object with which to fend off the walking dead. The omnibus is strictly limited to a print run of 3000.

THE WALKING DEAD WEEKLIES (#1: NOV100410; #2: NOV100411; #3: NOV100412; #4: NOV100413), each a 32-page black-and-white comic book for $2.99, will be in stores each Wednesday of January 2011. THE WALKING DEAD OMNIBUS, VOL. 3 (regular edition: NOV100442, $100; signed and numbered edition: NOV100443, $150), a 560-page oversized slipcased hardcover, will be in stores January 5, 2011.

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 www.imagecomics.com.

Monday, October 25, 2010



TV Series Creator Tad Stones
Comic Series Writer Ian Brill
Cover & Interior Artist James Silvani
Alternate Cover Artist Amy Mebberson
Editor Christopher Burns

1 - 2PM, 4-5PM
Great Scott! Back to the Future: The Game Platforms Announced

Game launch begins December for PC, Mac

Also coming to PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system and iPad!

Pre-Orders for PC and Mac available now at www.backtothefuturegame.com for $24.95,

includes free copy of Puzzle Agent game

SAN RAFAEL, CA. – October 25, 2010 – Telltale Games announced today the platforms, release month and pricing for Back to the Future: The Game. The PC and Mac versions are expected to burst out of the time space continuum in December, followed shortly by the arrival of the game on PlayStation 3 system and iPad.

The PC and Mac versions of Back to the Future: The Game are now available to pre-order for $24.95 at http://www.backtothefuturegame.com. The pre-order special includes:

· Telltale Games critically acclaimed Puzzle Agent – $9.95 value, available for download immediately after placing order.

· For each pre-order of the series on PC and Mac from telltalegames.com, the company will donate $1.00 to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research.

· Inclusion in special pre-release insider forum at Telltale site – to chat with the team creating the game throughout the process

Release dates and pricing for the PlayStation® 3 system and iPad versions of the game will be announced at a later date.

Picking up shortly after the events of the third Back to the Future film, Marty and Doc embark on a completely new cinematic time-travel adventure. The story unfolds across five exciting episodes, with a new installment releasing each month. Telltale is creating the game in collaboration with Universal Partnerships & Licensing and film series’ co-creator/co-writer Bob Gale. The games will release soon after the Blu-ray debut and DVD release of the Back to the Future 25th Anniversary Trilogy on October 26, featuring all-new restorations of the classic films.

“We’re very excited to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Back to the Future franchise with a completely new adventure,” said Dan Connors CEO Telltale Games. “It’s been an amazing experience to be part of reuniting Marty McFly and Doc Brown on their continuing quest. Back to the Future fans will have a great time helping to control the integrity of the space-time continuum.”

A special “making of” video feature is now posted at http://www.backtothefuturegame.com, with Bob Gale and the game team sharing an inside-look at the production. The video also shows first footage of Christopher Lloyd returning to the role of Doc Brown in the recording studio and talking about his experiences making the game.

About Back to the Future

From the Academy Award®-winning filmmakers Steven Spielberg and Robert Zemeckis comes Back to the Future - the original, groundbreaking adventure that sparked one of the most successful trilogies ever! Starring Michael J. Fox and Christopher Lloyd, the phenomenally popular Back to the Future films literally changed the future of the adventure movie genre. Powered by innovative special effects, unforgettable songs and non-stop action, Back to the Future is an unrivaled adventure that stands the test of time. Back to the Future immerses you in all the breathtaking action, groundbreaking comedy and sheer movie-making magic of one of the most brilliantly inventive, wildly entertaining motion picture triumphs in Hollywood history!

About Universal Partnerships & Licensing

UP&L oversees Universal’s consumer product licensing, film and home entertainment promotions, and all corporate alliances for Universal’s theatrical, home entertainment, theme parks and stage productions. This dedicated division is also responsible for monetizing the studio’s vast library of films and characters through licensing, branding and marketing opportunities. UP&L is part of NBC Universal, one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production, and marketing of entertainment, news, and information to a global audience. Formed in May 2004 through the combining of NBC and Vivendi Universal Entertainment, NBC Universal owns and operates a valuable portfolio of news and entertainment networks, a premier motion picture company, significant television production operations, a leading television stations group, and world-renowned theme parks. NBC Universal is 80%-owned by General Electric, with 20% owned by Vivendi.

About Telltale, Inc.

Telltale is a leading independent digital publisher of cinematic adventures playable on every major gaming platform. Telltale is also the pioneer of episodic delivery of content developing games as series and successfully releasing on a schedule to create a longer consumer engagement for each release. Founded in 2004 by LucasArts veterans with decades of experience, Telltale has quickly become an industry leader, establishing the model for successful episodic game creation and digital publishing. Telltale has sold more than 5 million episodes since 2005. Telltale’s reputation for quality has been established across more than 35 published releases that have cumulatively earned an average Metacritic score above 80%. Telltale's titles have won numerous awards including, "Adventure Game of the Year" accolades from publications such as IGN, PC Gamer, GameSpy, and Adventure Gamers, and have been recognized by mainstream outlets ranging from USA Today, to The New York Times to Variety. Telltale currently develops and publishes episodic series on PlayStation 3 system, PC, Mac, Wii™, Xbox 360™ and iPad.


26 Cities “Infected,” Including New York, Washington D.C., Chicago, Los Angeles, Hong Kong, London, Munich, Madrid, Rome, Athens, Johannesburg, Sao Paolo and Buenos Aires

AMC and Fox International Channels (FIC)

Unveil Plan to Stage Global Invasions on Tuesday, October 26

New York, NY/Los Angeles, CA – October 25, 2010 – In anticipation of the premiere of AMC’s new drama series, “The Walking Dead,” on Sunday October 31 at 10 p.m., AMC and FOX international networks plan to stage a worldwide zombie invasion stunt. “The Walking Dead’s” international broadcaster, Fox International Channels (FIC), will kick-off the stunts with overseas invasions beginning at daybreak in Taipei and Hong Kong on Tuesday, October 26, and moving across the globe where the stunt culminates at the show’s Los Angeles premiere.

A week prior to the unprecedented global premiere of the show, AMC and FIC have planned to target one day multi-city events that will occur during morning commute peak hours. Taking direction from “The Walking Dead’s” legendary make-up artist Greg Nicotero, hundreds of zombies will consecutively take over major cities worldwide during a 24-hour period. The planned global outbreaks will center in and around the world’s major landmarks, including the Brooklyn Bridge in New York City, the Lincoln Memorial in Washington D.C., Big Ben in London, the Prado Museum in Madrid, the Bosphorus Bridge in Istanbul, the Acropolis in Athens and more. They will begin at daybreak in Taipei and Hong Kong, followed by Istanbul, Madrid, Munich, London, Sao Paolo, Buenos Aires, New York City and Los Angeles, among others. Attacking a total of 26 cities, each outbreak will be documented and shared with fans the world over as it happens.

“The Walking Dead” Global Zombie Invasion Attacks

New York City, USA
Washington DC, USA

Boston, USA

Chicago, USA

San Francisco, USA

Los Angeles, USA

Taipei, Taiwan
Hong Kong

Istanbul, Turkey

Athens, Greece
Sofia, Bulgaria

Estonia, Tallinn
Belgrade, Serbia

Munich, Germany
Madrid, Spain

Rome, Italy
Johannesburg, S. Africa
London, UK – Westminster
Lisbon, Portugal
Sao Paolo, Brazil
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Santiago, Chile
Caracas, Venezuela
Bogota, Colombia
Mexico City, Mexico
Guatemala City, Guatemala

“The Walking Dead” premieres on AMC on Halloween, Sunday, October 31 at 10 p.m. ET/9 p.m. For the first time ever, the series will begin to premiere globally a few hours after AMC’s U.S. launch. Similar to a theatrical film release, all FIC markets will launch the first episode during the same week, before the release of the second episode in the US. “The Walking Dead” will debut in 120 countries, air in 33 languages and be viewed in 250 million households when it premieres.

Gale Anne Hurd (The Terminator, Aliens, Armageddon, The Incredible Hulk), chairman of Valhalla Motion Pictures, serves as Executive Producer. David Alpert from Circle of Confusion serves as Executive Producer. Charles “Chic” Eglee (Dexter, The Shield, Dark Angel) serves as Executive Producer.

Gale Anne Hurd (The Terminator, Aliens, Armageddon, The Incredible Hulk), chairman of Valhalla Motion Pictures, serves as Executive Producer. David Alpert from Circle of Confusion serves as Executive Producer. Charles “Chic” Eglee (Dexter, The Shield, Dark Angel) serves as Executive Producer.

“The Walking Dead”, AMC’s original series, is based on the comic book series written by Robert Kirkman and published by Image Comics. Kirkman serves as an executive producer on the project and three-time Academy Award-nominee Frank Darabont (The Shawshank Redemption, The Green Mile) serves as writer, director and executive producer. Gale Anne Hurd (The Terminator, Aliens, Armageddon, The Incredible Hulk), chairman of Valhalla Motion Pictures, serves as Executive Producer. David Alpert from Circle of Confusion serves as Executive Producer. Charles “Chic” Eglee (Dexter, The Shield, Dark Angel) serves as Executive Producer.

FIC owns all international rights for “The Walking Dead” outside of North America and recently hired Entertainment One to handle third party Broadcast TV, Digital and Home Video sales for the show.

About AMC

AMC reigns as the only network to ever win the Golden Globe® Award for Best Television Series - Drama three years in a row and the only basic cable network to win back-to-back Primetime Emmy® Awards for Outstanding Drama Series. Whether commemorating favorite films from every genre and decade from the most comprehensive library or creating acclaimed original productions, the AMC experience is an uncompromising celebration of great stories. AMC's original stories include the Emmy® Award-winning dramas Mad Men and Breaking Bad, and insightful non-scripted programming such as AMC News. AMC further demonstrates its commitment to the art of storytelling with curated movie franchises like AMC Hollywood Icon and AMC Complete Collection. Available in more than 95 million homes (Source: Nielsen Media Research), AMC is a subsidiary of Rainbow Media Holdings LLC, which includes sister networks IFC, Sundance Channel, WE tv and Wedding Central. AMC is available across all platforms, including on-air, online, on demand and mobile. AMC: Story Matters HereSM.

About FOX International Channels

FOX International Channels (FIC) is News Corporation’s international multi-media business. We develop, produce and distribute 200 wholly- and majority-owned entertainment, factual, sports and movie channels across Latin America, Europe, Asia and Africa, in 35 languages. These networks and their related mobile, non-linear and high-definition extensions, reach over 380 million subscribing households (875 million cumulative) worldwide. We also operate a global online advertising unit, .FOX (pronounced “dot-fox”) specialized in online video and display, and four TV production houses. In operation since: August 14, 1993.
comiXology, Image Comics and Robert Kirkman Team Up to Debut Digital Comics App for Award Winning THE WALKING DEAD Series

Zombie Lovers Everywhere Can Now Enjoy THE WALKING DEAD Series on All iOS Devices

New York, NY – To commemorate the highly anticipated AMC series premiere of The Walking Dead this Halloween, comiXology has created a dedicated digital comic app of the award-winning series for the iPad, iPhone and iPod touch in collaboration with Image Comics and the comic’s creator Robert Kirkman.

The Walking Dead, which won the 2010 Eisner Award for Best Continuing Series at San Diego Comic Con, recently went day-and-date with its digital version on comiXology-enabled devices and Web reader and is now giving its loyal fan base the ability to enjoy the comic in all of its gory in its own dedicated app. The Walking Dead in digital format is exclusive to the Comics by comiXology platform.

“Robert Kirkman and Image Comics have been great partners of ours and we love to see them continually pushing the envelope with The Walking Dead series,” said David Steinberger, CEO of comiXology. “Through this new app, zombie lovers everywhere will be getting a full dose of their favorite comic on their mobile devices all in one location. We’ve even added all the collected editions.”

The story centers around Rick Grimes, a former police officer who was shot in the line of duty and woke up from a coma after the world had succumbed to the zombie plague. Dazed from months in the hospital, and confused as to why he can't find anyone alive, he begins his journey to find his wife and son.

“Today’s app release will provide fans of The Walking Dead, new and old alike, another way to enjoy this series," said Robert Kirkman. “The Walking Dead app will make the series that much more accessible to the new generation that, more often than not, experiences their entertainment completely digitally. I couldn't be more thrilled to be working with comiXology, on the eve of the debut of the AMC television series, to bring this series in front of a whole new generation of readers.”

The Walking Dead app can be found in the iTunes App Store here and on comics.comixology.com.

The purchases made in The Walking Dead app will also be available in the Comics by comiXology app and online at comics.comixology.com.

About comiXology

Since 2007 comiXology has been developing the technological infrastructure to bring comics into the digital mainstream and expose new audiences to the rich history and culture of the industry. Through partnerships with top comic book publishers including Marvel, DC, BOOM! Studios and Image Comics as well as their own mobile and web apps which hosts nearly 3000 digital titles, comiXology has become a leader in comic book proliferation. Also focused on creating strong ties with retail stores through its technology solutions, comiXology continues to transform the previously fragmented comic ecosystem into a vibrant and cohesive marketplace. http://www.comixology.com

About Robert Kirkman

Robert Kirkman is a New York Times bestselling author known for being the cultural zeitgeist of the comic book industry. Following the grassroots success of the self-published Battle Pope (2000), Kirkman caught the eye of Image Comics founding partner Erik Larsen. After several short-term projects (SuperPatriot and TechJacket), he achieved superstar status in 2003 with Invincible and The Walking Dead. During a subsequent stint at Marvel Comics, he gained many new fans with the haunting and hilarious Marvel Zombies. MTV translated Kirkman's Invincible into a motion comic -- one of the first in a growing industry trend. Kirkman's SKYBOUND imprint, under the Image Comics umbrella, is committed to fostering up-and-coming talent in the industry, and all acquisitions are hand-picked by Kirkman himself. Kirkman won the 2010 Eisner Award for Best Continuing Series for The Walking Dead.
First Issue of SCRATCH9 Sells Out from Ape Entertainment
New All-Ages Title is a Runaway Hit!

(San Diego,CA-October 25, 2010) - Ape Entertainment is pleased to announce that the new all-ages comic Scratch9 #1 written and created by Rob M. Worley and illustrated by Jason T. Kruse, has sold out from the publisher. This sell-out is an auspicious beginning for this break-out comic featuring a runaway cat who can summon any of his nine lives to help get him out of a jam.

"We knew the response for this book was going to be big so we made sure we over-printed it by a pretty large amount," said Ape Entertainment Co-Publisher David Hedgecock. "Needless to say, the response was MUCH greater than anticipated and we owe a big thanks to all the retailers and fans for that."

Though some copies of issue #1 may still be available at the retail level, Ape Entertainment recognizes that the sell-out is inconvenient for fans who are having trouble finding the book. To that end the book is now available on iTunes through the Comics+ app from iVerse Media.

"I've been floored by all the great buzz the book has been getting and pleased that we can keep the book available through the Comics+ app," said Worley. "I know fans are going to love discovering all the aspects of our cat hero across the four-issues of the mini-series."

Fans who don't already have the Comics+ app on their iPad, iPhone or iPod can install it for free it from http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/comics/id323397665?mt=8

Download issue #1 today and find out why Katherine Dacey of School Library Journal says, "One of the best new series I discovered at this years’ New York Comic-Con is Scratch9!"

Scratch9 #2 is in stores now. The third and fourth issues arrive in comic shops everywhere in early November and December. Those issues are still available for ordering from Diamond Comics distribution using ordering codes #JUL10 0753, #AUG10 0753 and #SEP10 0768 respectively. All four issues of the mini-series are complete and ready to go to print, ensuring there’ll be no late shipping!

For more information about Scratch9, visit http://www.scratch9.com

For the latest on Ape Entertainment's KiZoic line, please visit http://kizoic.com

For more information about Ape Entertainment, please visit http://apecomics.com

For more information about the Comics+ app, please visit http://www.iversecomics.com/