Friday, December 31, 2010

Jolly Rogue Studios Set to Publish Sky Pirates of Valendor
For Immediate Release: Everett Soares, creator and writer of the small press comic book title Sky Pirates of Valendor, announced today that Jolly Rogue Studios will assume publishing responsibilities for the upcoming 6-issue second chapter, set to launch January 14, 2011.

As Uncle Ben wisely once said “With great power comes great responsibility,” Soares has made some big decisions in a short amount of time. Among them, Sky Pirates of Valendor will be simultaneously released digitally as well as print. The release event, timed with the studio’s first convention appearance of 2011, will take at Arisia, a Boston-based science fiction convention. The digital release will occur on Additionally, mobile device users will be able to download upcoming issues of Sky Pirates of Valendor very soon. The creative studio turned publisher is currently in the contract-signing stage with two different vendors, with announcements coming shortly.

Back in 2007, Soares was faced with one of the biggest decisions of his life. Having spent the previous 5 months engrossed in an intense competition for comic book creators, Soares finished Small Press Idol in 2nd place, just a few votes shy of a 4-issue contract with Dimestore Productions. Where would Soares take the series now?

For the sake of the series, Soares did not wait very long to answer that question. With Brian Brinlee as penciler, Michael W. Kellar as inker and Jet Amago as toner, Soares received the opportunity most creators dream of – Sky Pirates of Valendor would be published by Free Lunch Comics. Three years later and a full miniseries of Sky Pirates completed, Soares faced another major and life-altering decision. Free Lunch Comics informed Soares they would not be extending their publishing contract for another miniseries. After briefly considering the option of finding another publisher, Soares along with his creative team, now consisting of Alex Rivera as inker, made the decision and commitment to publish Sky Pirates of Valendor under the studio name created back in 2007.

Sky Pirates of Valendor, an ongoing fantasy comic book series, recounts the adventures of Captain Tobin Manheim and the crew of the Rogue’s Revenge in the shattered world of Valendor. Riddled with political intrigue, death warrants and high adventure, Sky Pirates of Valendor appeals to fans of multiple genres and mediums. For more information on Sky Pirates of Valendor or its creative team, visit their website at

Jolly Rogue Studios, formed by Everett Soares in September 2007, is best known for its flagship title, Sky Pirates of Valendor. The studio was formed as a result of Soares’ successful completion of Small Press Idol 2007. Jolly Rogue Studios currently employs three series artists, as well as numerous freelance artists for the purpose of producing high-quality comics. In addition to its flagship title, Jolly Rogue Studios plans to release Barbed Wire, a multi-genre anthology involving over 20 artists and writers.
The story of a private investigator standing against the hordes of Hell is coming to comic shops everywhere... and YOU get to review it before then!

LAS VEGAS, NV – We at Blackline Comics present to you the following preview to make you aware that we will be launching our flagship title MISERY CITY #1 this coming May, brought to you courtesy of the good folks at Diamond Comics Distribution.
MISERY CITY #1 is the story of one particular inhabitant of a not-so-nice place to visit. If you were in gumshoe Max Murray’s shoes, you’d think so, too. In fact, you’d probably drink heavily come nightfall, as Max once did, and his desire to dive back into the bottle is a day-by-day struggle. But the horrific legions of Hell’s underbelly just won’t leave poor Max alone. They exist solely to climb to the surface just to torment Max. Between that and his object of love and lust, Pakita, spurning his advances, it’s little wonder Max Murray calls MISERY CITY home!
Created and drawn by phenomenal creator/artist Vassilis Gogtzilas and writer K.I. Zachopoulos, who both hail from the Greek Isles, Blackline Comics brings straight to anxious readers the tale of a degenerate private eye who is more than meets the eye, fighting to keep from being dragged down to a special place in Perdition reserved solely for him!
Blackline Comics is extremely proud to present to reviewers, retailers and potential fans alike MISERY CITY as solid, hard-hitting indie comics entertainment, and we are aware that if you like the title, comic readers will love it! Please watch for upcoming print solicitations of MISERY CITY #1 through Diamond Comics Distribution’s monthly ordering catalog PREVIEWS in the March 2011 issue. MISERY CITY #1 is an ongoing, full-color series, 32 pages cover-to-cover, priced at $2.99 per issue.
Blackline Comics is dedicated to bringing to its readership quality digital and traditional print comics by exciting and innovative means, while supporting the rights of the creators involved. More information on MISERY CITY and other upcoming projects from Blackline Comics can be found at

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

12/27/10, Lockport Illinois-


Moonstone Entertainment, Inc., Runemaster Studios, Inc., and Captain Action Enterprises, LLC, the forces behind the upcoming comic series SAVAGE BEAUTY, remind all comic fans that the opportunity to enter the Get Savage with the Beauties sweepstakes ends at Midnight, December 31st, 2010!!

Moonstone and the creators of SAVAGE BEAUTY, in an effort to take this comic's strong connection to reality one step farther, are offering those who pre-order SAVAGE BEAUTY's debut issue a chance at winning a jungle full of prizes!

Anyone that pre-orders a copy of SAVAGE BEAUTY #1 with their local comic shop, favorite online retailer, or through the Moonstone online store is eligible to receive one entry into the "Get Savage with the Beauties" sweepstakes!

The Grand Prize winner will be drawn into Savage Beauty #3 and will receive signed copies of SAVAGE BEAUTY #1 as well as a signed and numbered SAVAGE BEAUTY print, autographed by writer and co-creator Mike Bullock. Ten second prize winners will receive signed copies of Savage Beauty #1 and a Savage Beauty signed/numbered print, both autographed by co-creator/writer Mike Bullock.

To be eligible, entries must be either emailed to or posted on the Savage Beauty Facebook page no later than December 31st, 2010 at Midnight. Entries must include entrants name, address as well as the name, address, and phone number of the comic retailer the copy of SAVAGE BEAUTY #1 was ordered through. One entry per pre-order, so anyone who wants to enter multiple times need only pre-order multiple copies.

Get Savage with the Beauties is open to everyone who meets the requirement of preordering the debut issue. Winners will be selected randomly. The grand prize winner must provide Moonstone with a high quality photograph to use for reference and give Moonstone permission to use their likeness in the comic, but retaining no legal rights to the image or book.

Story: Mike Bullock
Art: Jose Massaroli
Colors:Bob Pedroza
Place your order at

Monday, December 27, 2010

Image Comics comes in three dimensions this February with CAPTAIN WONDER 3D

Berkeley, CA - 27 December 2010 - This February, you'll be able to enjoy an extra dimension with the release of CAPTAIN WONDER 3D from Image Comics -- a comic book featuring the most advanced 3D ever used in the medium!

This 48-page one shot is from comics superstars Brian Haberlin (WITCHBLADE, SPAWN, ARIA) and Philip Tan (Green Lantern, X-Men, SPAWN), who share writing and art duties in this thrilling superhero tale. 3D glasses are included!

"With CAPTAIN WONDER, we developed an all-new 3D process, making this hands down the best 3D in comics," exclaims Haberlin. "We're sure we put the wonder back into comics with this book, and comics fans of all ages will not be disappointed."

Tan says, "Working on Captain Wonder was so much fun, creating a world, new villains, new heroes... It was a blast to work on, and it's a blast to read. So much new stuff out there is dark these days -- it was great to help create something that was fun and light!"

Captain Wonder is the superhero of this world -- he's saved millions of people during his 24-year career. But now everything is going to Hell in a hand basket: Captain Wonder has been missing for the last two months, and the harmony he so carefully protected is beginning to crumble. What happened to Captain Wonder, and when will he return? The answer may lie with Billy Gordon, a 10-year-old boy who may be in danger himself and may be the world's only hope!

CAPTAIN WONDER 3D, a 48-page full-color one-shot featuring the most advanced 3D technology in comics and the glasses to view it, will be in stores February 16, 2011, for $4.99.

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


Comic Author to attend Phoenix Comicon

PHOENIX, AZ Nov. 4, 2010— Stan Lee, the legendary man behind some of America’s favorite comics including The Fantastic Four, Iron Man, Spider-Man and The Hulk, will be at Phoenix Comicon this Memorial Day Weekend.

“Stan Lee said he enjoyed last year’s convention so much that he has agreed to come back, this time for two days,” Convention Director Matt Solberg announced to a cheering crowd at the Kick-Off Event Thursday night.

Stan Lee’s career and achievements are untouchable in the comic book world. By age 16 he was an assistant at the publishing house Timely Comics, which later evolved into Marvel Comics. It quickly became obvious that Lee was destined to greater things when he wrote his first, and wildly successful, comic “Captain America Foils the Traitor's Revenge." By age 19, Lee was promoted and became the youngest interim editor in the business, later taking on the roles as editor-in-chief and art director.

“Having Stan Lee at the convention last year was phenomenal. To have him come again this year is just surreal! I admire the man so much,” Joe Boudrie, Director of Programming said.

Stan Lee, now Chairman of Marvel Comics and Marvel Films, is recognized to millions around the world as the man whose beloved superheroes propelled Marvel to its distinguished position in the comic book industry. In more recent years, Lee continues to write new material and is very involved in his film company. He is known for his off-the-wall cameos in Marvel produced movies, like his most recent appearance in Iron Man 2 as an uncanny Larry King.

Phoenix Comicon is the signature pop culture event of the southwest, presenting guests and programming for hobbyists by attracting the top segments of the comics, anime, sci-fi, film, tv, and gaming industries. Entering its tenth year, Phoenix Comicon is expected to draw over 20,000 attendees to its May 26-29, 2011 convention held at the Phoenix Convention Center and Hyatt Regency in Downtown Phoenix.

For more information, please visit