Friday, August 03, 2012

New Brandon Graham mini-series promises puns, peril, pleasures

Berkeley, CA - August 3, 2012 — Brandon Graham has been called "one of the great talents to emerge in the last ten years" by Warren Ellis. His stark, imaginative reboot of Rob Liefeld's PROPHET has garnered praise from all corners of the comic book world. PROPHET is drawn by a rotating cast of artists, but Graham got his start in comics drawing his own comic, the massive, pun-heavy KING CITY. Graham has returned to both the writing desk and the drawing table with MULTIPLE WARHEADS, a miniseries to be published by Image Comics in October.

Just as rife with wordplay and wild with futuristic details (Vat-grown radiation-sniffing squids! Self-heating root vegetables! Musical caffeine cigarettes! Organic, mobile palaces!) as the reader-beloved KING CITY, MULTIPLE WARHEADS is a project where Graham has let his mind wander the open road. At the same time, he keeps the lives of his characters, grounded with familiar sentiments and actions.

"I'm really interested in exploring a big fantasy Russia and letting myself wander off of the main path in a similar way to what I did in King City," said Graham, "But I want show the bizarre lives of a woman who smuggles magic organs and her werewolf mechanic boyfriend in a kind of matter-of-fact way."

Graham talked about MULTIPLE WARHEADS with Comic Book Resources in an August 1 interview.

The first issue of MULTIPLE WARHEADS, a four-issue, full-color mini-series, is 48 pages long. It will be available for pre-order in the August issue of Previews.

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, August 02, 2012


--SCIENCE to Partner with the Academy-Award® Winning Actor and Revelations Entertainment on a Multi-Year Deal for the Emmy®-Nominated Series and Additional Original Project--

(Beverly Hills, Ca.)—SCIENCE today announced the greenlight of an all-new season of THROUGH THE WORMHOLE WITH MORGAN FREEMAN, hosted by the iconic Academy-Award® Winning Actor. The upcoming ten-episode season – the fourth for the franchise - will debut on SCIENCE in summer 2013.  THROUGH THE WORMHOLE WITH MORGAN FREEMAN will continue to be produced by Revelations Entertainment with Morgan Freeman, Lori McCreary and James Younger serving as executive producers.  The network’s agreement with Revelations Entertainment is a multi-year agreement highlighted by the start of production of season four, as well as the development of a new original project.

A cornerstone franchise for SCIENCE, the series is currently in its third season, posing questions spanning space, science, consciousness, and the endless universe of the unknown.  THROUGH THE WORMHOLE WITH MORGAN FREEMAN is nominated for a 2012 News and Documentary Emmy Award for Outstanding Science and Technology Programming.

“This project has become my own personal playground to explore mysteries ranging from the edges of the universe to the innervese of the mind,” said Freeman.  “THROUGH THE WORMHOLE encourages us to take a closer look at questions that have boggled humanity since our creation. We’ve asked some huge questions in the past, but you haven’t seen anything yet – we’re just getting started.”

“Morgan Freeman has become a signature face of SCIENCE and we are beyond thrilled to continue our relationship with both him and Revelations,” said Debbie Adler Myers, General Manager and Executive Vice President of SCIENCE. “THROUGH THE WORMHOLE WITH MORGAN FREEMAN has become the definitive destination for exploring mind-blowing questions on television.  It epitomizes the smart, lean-forward entertainment that is found on SCIENCE.”

THROUGH THE WORMHOLE WITH MORGAN FREEMAN’s fourth season promises to be its most provocative yet, delivering the best scientific experts, cutting-edge research, and spectacular visual effects to guide a singular voyage into the depths of the human mind.   The third season is the franchise’s most-watched to date and includes topics such as: Will Eternity End?, Is There a Superior Race?, and Did We Invent God?  Premiere episodes air on SCIENCE Wednesday nights at 10 PM ET/PT.

THROUGH THE WORMHOLE WITH MORGAN FREEMAN is produced by Revelations Entertainment.  Morgan Freeman, Lori McCreary and James Younger are executive producers for Revelations Entertainment.  Bernadette McDaid is executive producer and vice president of production for SCIENCE, and Debbie Myers is executive producer, general manager and executive vice president for SCIENCE.

About Revelations Entertainment:
Revelations Entertainment develops and produces commercially successful entertainment in all existing and emerging media that endeavors to enlighten express heart and glorify the human experience.  THROUGH THE WORMHOLE exemplifies Revelations’ Freeman and McCreary's vision of leading a group of inspired professionals to develop and produce compelling human stories. Revelations Entertainment's commitment to produce films that provoke imagination have enticed artists and fans alike. The team's relationships with entertainment industry leaders combined with an expertise in digital technologies have attracted prominent investors to support the company's slate of projects.  Revelations Entertainment’s theatrical feature, “Invictus,” was nominated for two 2010 Academy Awards®, including Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role for Morgan Freeman and Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role for Matt Damon.  The Revelations documentary, “The 16th Man,” was recently recognized at the Fourth Annual Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Academy Honors as one of eight television programs symbolizing television with a conscience.

SCIENCE, a division of Discovery Communications, Inc. (Nasdaq: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK), is home for the thought provocateur, the individual who is unafraid to ask the killer questions of “how” and “why not.”  The network is a playground for those with audacious intellects and features programming willing to go beyond imagination to explore the unknown.  Guided by curiosity, SCIENCE looks for innovation in mysterious new worlds as well as in its own backyard.  SCIENCE and the SCIENCE HD simulcast reach more than 68 million U.S. households.  The network also features high-traffic online and social media destinations, including, Channel and Channel.

About Discovery Communications
Discovery Communications (Nasdaq: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK) is the world’s #1 nonfiction media company reaching more than 1.5 billion cumulative subscribers in 210 countries and territories. Discovery is dedicated to satisfying curiosity through 130-plus worldwide television networks, led by Discovery Channel, TLC, Animal Planet, Science and Investigation Discovery, as well as US joint venture networks OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network, The Hub and 3net, the first 24-hour 3D network. Discovery also is a leading provider of educational products and services to schools and owns and operates a diversified portfolio of digital media services, including For more information, please visit


Virtual Kickoff Event & Kickstarter Announced for GaymerCon 2013


GaymerCon, the first ever gaming convention for the LGBT community, is set to take  place August 3-4, 2013 in San Francisco, with fundraising efforts for the event beginning on August 2 with a virtual launch event  and Kickstarter.  Organizers aim to create an inclusive space for under-represented groups in gaming culture and educate and inform the gaming community of the presence of sexuality in digital lives while promoting acceptance and social change through gaming.

“The goal of GaymerCon is to create a space where geek identified LGBT people can come together and build community” said Benjamin Williams, Director of PR for the Con. “With the recent reaction to same sex relationships in titles by EA Games and the Tropes Vs. Women Kickstarter, to current gay rights news, GaymerCon is more important and relevant than ever.”

Tonight, GaymerCon launches their Kickstarter through a Facebook launch Party at 6PM PST/9 PM EST using Shaker, a virtual world social app that recently won TechCrunch Disrupt and raised over $20M. The launch party will feature tech and geek celebrities like Zach Weiner (SMBC Comics), Alex Peake (Code Hero) and more. Unveiled at the party will be videos from other geek celebrities including Ellen McLain, the voice of GLaDOS from the Portal game series, voicing their support for the project, as well as an official Kickstarter video created by Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal Theater. You can find the party at

GaymerCon has set its fundraising goal at $25,000 to make GaymerCon an event not to be missed on August 3 & 4, 2013 in San Francisco, California. The funds from the Kickstarter are intended to secure a downtown SF venue for the event to be hosted and offer more programming to meet demand. The more money raised, the bigger and more star studded the conference will be.

Gaymercon has garnered the support of an incredible network of highly visible organizations , including dot429, due to their shared goals of supporting the gay community.
“It is no secret that the LGBT community has been in the political and social spotlight in recent years. This is no different in the gaming and geek community.” Commented Matt Conn, Director of GaymerCon “Historically, there has been very little content with LGBT themes or options in video games and other geek media. We hope to show the world that that this audience not only exist, but is flourishing.“

GaymerCon leadership is a group of tech and gaming professionals based in San Francisco, Seattle, and around the world. GaymerCon was started by a diverse team ranging from comic book artists to professional fundraisers to engineers -  all LGBT folks of every creed and color, especially for those of the geeky persuasion.

For more information, please reach out to GaymerCon’s PR Director Benjamin Williams at . You can also find us on Facebook at and Twitter as @GaymerCon.

Vanquish Interactive is the newly-launched publisher behind the cinematic-style graphic novel series "Telikos Protocol," an explosive science fiction action-adventure, set in a post-apocalyptic Earth in the midst of a disastrous first contact event.
Founded by Jay Douglas and Nav Gupta, Vanquish Interactive aims to deliver groundbreaking cinematic-quality Graphic Novels and Interactive Comic Books the likes of which have never seen before, driven to entertain thrill-seeking fans across the globe.  They delivered on that promise with their debut title, "Telikos Protocol," which utilized the combined power of Comic-Con and the increasingly popular Kickstarter to generate an unprecedented amount of support for a debut title.
Created by writer Peter Cooper and artist Adam Burn, "Telikos Protocol" launched simultaneously on Kickstarter and at Comic-Con, where Con-goers were able to meet the team behind Vanquish Interactive and pose for photos with helmets and prop rifles available as part of a free giveaway.  Within 24 hours, instant Con-buzz had taken hold and Kickstarter staff had named the project a Staff Pick, with pre-orders subsequently skyrocketing.
"We did not expect this kind of overnight success.  Our aim was simply to bring something new and exciting by merging the worlds of comics and video games.  Peter's thrill-ride writing style and Adam's mind-blowing art were a perfect fit for our introductory book, and we're exceedingly grateful at the overwhelming response and support." said Douglas. 
Although based in Los Angeles, Vanquish has assembled an incredibly talented team from all across Europe, including their co-founder, Swedish visionary artist Andrée Wallin, whose illustrated book "Oblivion" inspired Universal's upcoming adaptation starring Tom Cruise with "Tron: Legacy" director Joseph Kosinski.
Nav Gupta offered this teaser, "Up next, we'll soon be unveiling the world's first Comic3, which will be very different to Telikos but equally innovative in its own right.  Plus you might see a few secret celebrity tie-ins, so please stay tuned."
With 5 days left, and the fate of the world looming, go to Kickstarter and choose from a variety of cool value packs, each aptly named, such as the "E.D.G.E. Rapid Response" bundle or the "Future Citizen" bundle.
Beginning tomorrow, Vanquish will offer several giveaways on their site. Be sure to check out  and grab the free Telikos Protocol Prelude Issue, jump into the story, and be automatically entered to win an Airsoft-equipped Assault Rifle and military-grade Battalion Helmet.

RoboCop star Peter Weller leads Stellar Voice Cast as Batman
in Animated Blu-rayTM Combo Pack & DVD

BURBANK, CA (August 1, 2012) – Frank Miller’s landmark graphic novel
about fear, hope and redemption is celebrated with proper measures of
haunting visuals and intense action in Batman: The Dark Knight
Returns, Part 1, the next entry in the popular, ongoing series of DC
Universe Animated Original Movies. Produced by Warner Premiere, DC
Entertainment and Warner Bros. Animation, the all-new, PG-13 rated
film arrives September 25, 2012 from Warner Home Video as a Blu-ray™
Combo Pack and DVD, On Demand and for Download. The Blu-ray™ Combo
Pack will include UltraViolet™.

The DC Universe Animated Original Movies have been a fan favorite
since debuting in 2007 with Superman Doomsday. Now averaging three
releases each year, the DCU animated films are based on classic tales
from DC Comics’ revered library or original stories featuring DC’s
fabled characters. Stars of feature film and primetime television
populate the stellar voice casts of the DCU animated films. Batman:
The Dark Knight Returns, Part 1 represents the 15th film in the
ongoing series.

Fanboy demi-god Peter Weller (RoboCop) leads a stellar voice cast as
Bruce Wayne/Batman. Joining Weller behind the microphone is David
Selby (The Social Network, Dark Shadows) as Commissioner Gordon, Ariel
Winter (Modern Family) as Carrie/Robin, three-time DCU veteran Wade
Williams (Prison Break) as Harvey Dent/Two-Face, and Michael McKean
(This is Spinal Tap) as Dr. Bartholomew Wolper.

In the bleak and ominous future of Batman: The Dark Knight Returns,
Part 1, it’s been a decade since Bruce Wayne hung up his cape,
following most of the other superheroes who had been forced into
retirement. Facing the downside of middle age, a restless Bruce Wayne
pacifies his frustration with racecars and liquor – but the Bat still
beckons as he watches his city fall prey to gangs of barbaric
criminals known as The Mutants.

The return of Harvey Dent as Two-Face finally prompts Wayne to once
again don the Dark Knight’s cowl, and his dramatic capture of the
villain returns him to crime-fighting – simultaneously making him the
target of law enforcement and the new hope for a desolate Gotham City.
Particularly inspired is a teenage girl named Carrie, who adopts the
persona of Robin and ultimately saves Batman from a brutal attack by
the Mutant leader. Armed with a new sidekick, and re-energized with a
definitive purpose, the Dark Knight returns to protect Gotham from
foes new … and old.

Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 1 is directed by Jay Oliva (Man
of Steel, Green Lantern: Emerald Knights) from a screenplay by Bob
Goodman (Warehouse 13). Sam Register (Young Justice, Teen Titans, Ben
10) and Bruce Timm (Justice League: Doom) are the executive producers.
Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 2 will provide the epic story’s
thrilling conclusion with its release in early 2013.

“Frank Miller’s classic re-imagining of Batman has been faithfully
recreated under Bruce Timm’s skilled guidance as a masterpiece of
storytelling,” said Mary Ellen Thomas, Warner Home Video Vice
President, Family & Animation Marketing and Partner Brands. “This
story has been treated with great reverence, including a tour-de-force
performance by science fiction legend Peter Weller as the voice of
Batman. We know our fans will not only love this film as a
stand-alone, but will clamor for the release of the second half next

Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 1 Blu-ray™ Combo Pack has more
than 2 hours of exciting content, including:
• Standard and high definition versions of the feature film
• UltraViolet™*
• Sneak Peak at Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 2, the next DC
Universe Animated Original Movie
• Featurette – “Her Name is Carrie … Her Role is Robin” – An all-new
featurette. Experience the role of Robin, through the eyes of a
female warrior.
• Featurette – “Batman and Me: The Bob Kane Story” – A documentary
comprehensively chronicling the remarkable life of the creator of
• Two bonus episodes from Batman: The Animated Series handpicked by
producer Alan Burnett: Two-Face, Parts 1 and 2
• Digital Comic – “Batman: The Dark Knight Returns” (digital comic
with cover art and three full comic pages)

* Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 1 UltraViolet offer is a
limited time offer. Restrictions and limitations apply. Go to
ultraviolet.flixster .com/info for details.

About Warner Premiere:
Warner Premiere specializes in the development and production of both
features and digital content for home entertainment platforms. Past
projects include A Cinderella Story: Once Upon a Song, Scooby-Doo!
Curse of the Lake Monster and Batman: Year One, as well as the digital
series Mortal Kombat: Legacy and Aim High. Warner Premiere is at the
creative forefront in the made-for-home entertainment marketplace,
producing properties that exemplify the commitment to story,
production and brand equity for which Warner Bros. is known.

About Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group:
Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group brings together Warner Bros.
Entertainment's home video, digital distribution, interactive
entertainment/videogames, direct-to-DVD production, technical
operations and anti-piracy businesses in order to maximize current and
next-generation distribution scenarios. WBHEG is responsible for the
global distribution of content through DVD, electronic sell-through
and VOD, and delivery of theatrical content to wireless and online
channels, and is also a significant worldwide publisher for both
internal and third party videogame titles.

About DC Entertainment:
DC Entertainment, home to iconic brands DC Comics (Superman, Batman,
Green Lantern, Wonder Woman, The Flash), Vertigo (Sandman, Fables) and
MAD, is the creative division charged with strategically integrating
its content across Warner Bros. Entertainment and Time Warner. DC
Entertainment works in concert with many key Warner Bros. divisions to
unleash its stories and characters across all media, including but not
limited to film, television, consumer products, home entertainment and
interactive games. Publishing thousands of comic books, graphic novels
and magazines each year, DC Entertainment is the largest
English-language publisher of comics in the world. In January 2012,
DC Entertainment, in collaboration with Warner Bros. and Time Warner
divisions, launched We Can Be Heroes—a giving campaign featuring the
iconic Justice League super heroes—to raise awareness and funds to
fight the hunger crisis in the Horn of Africa.

BATMAN and all related characters and elements are trademarks of and ©
DC Comics. (s12)

About Warner Bros. Animation
Warner Bros. Animation (WBA) is one of the leading producers of
animation in the entertainment industry, with an innovative and
talent-rich roster boasting some of the most accomplished writers,
producers and artists working today. The studio is on the cutting edge
of animation technology and has both CG and traditionally animated
projects in current production and development. For TV, WBA produces
series such as Green Lantern: The Animated Series, The Looney Tunes
Show, MAD, Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated and Young Justice:
Invasion, as well as the forthcoming Beware The Batman and Teen Titans
Go!, for Cartoon Network. WBA also produces series and additional
original content — including animated shorts — for Cartoon Network’s
multiplatform branded DC Nation programming block. In addition to TV
programming, WBA produces theatrically released CG cartoon shorts
featuring iconic Looney Tunes characters, rendered in stereoscopic 3D.
WBA also creates the highly successful series of DC Universe Original
Animated Movies for DVD. Producing for multiple platforms including
TV, digital and home entertainment both domestically and
internationally, WBA is highly respected for its creative and
technical excellence, as well as for maintaining the Studio’s rich
cartoon heritage. It is also the home of the iconic animated
characters from the DC Comics, Hanna-Barbera, MGM and Looney Tunes
libraries. One of the most-honored animation studios in history, WBA
has been honored with six Academy Awards®, 35 Emmy® Awards, the George
Foster Peabody Award, an Environmental Media Award, a Parents’ Choice
Award, the HUMANITAS Prize, two Prism Awards and 20 Annie Awards
(honoring excellence in animation).
Asylum Press Releases Trench Coats, Cigarettes and Shotguns as a “Digital First” Mini-Series

Aug. 2, 2012 – Los Angeles, CA – Asylum Press will publish Trench Coats, Cigarettes and Shotguns as a “digital first” 3-issue mini-series available on Comixology, Comics Plus, Graphicly and My Digital Comics. The series will also be collected into a stand alone eBook for the KindleFire, Nook, Kobo, and iBookstore.

The release dates for each issue of the comic book are:

Trench Coats, Cigarettes and Shotguns #1 – Aug 1, 2012
Trench Coats, Cigarettes and Shotguns #2 – Aug 8, 2012
Trench Coats, Cigarettes and Shotguns #3 – Aug 15, 2012

A free preview of
Trench Coats, Cigarettes and Shotguns can be seen at the Asylum Press website:

"I'm really excited to be working with Chuck Brown and Philipp Neundorf to publish this exciting, action-packed story," publisher Frank Forte says. "
Trench Coats has a dark storyline and twisted characters. It's exactly what Asylum Press wants to bring to the masses."

The story centers around a mysterious hitman named Trypp who only relies on three things – his trench coat, cigarettes and shotgun – as he navigates a dangerous world filled with mech-wielding gangsters, demonic Mafioso and demons that run wild on earth. A new kind of crime family that has emerged in New York City uses ancient satanic rituals to gain the speed, strength and other attributes of demons. When the mob murders Trypp's friend, he embraces the darkness in his soul, leaving a path of death and destruction to avenge her.

“Working with Philipp Neundorf was a writer’s dream," says writer Chuck Brown, "though we bumped heads now and again he was able to take the world of
Trench Coats, Cigarettes and Shotguns to new heights. Assembling this book took a lot of time and sleepless nights, but in the end I think we created something unique and special. Take away all the demons, death, magic and mayhem in the book and you’re left with a simple story about a grain of good trying to stay afloat in a sea of evil. Something I think a lot of people can relate to nowadays."

Artist Philipp Neundorf explains the creative process behind the book series, "Doing a full color page per day for around three months is an intense undertaking, even more so when collaborating with strong personalities like Chuck. Often enough we were crushing our heads like Trypp does to the demons in the book. However, after looking at the final pages, it was worth the fight. Doing comics that have to compete with the big-name titles out there in the market is tough."

Asylum Press is a Los Angeles-based comic book and graphic novel publisher founded in 1999 by artist Frank Forte. The Company publishes high-concept books from the industry’s top talent within the horror, fantasy, and action adventure genres via a bold new business model that focuses on digital publishing and new distribution outlets in both the American and international markets. Asylum Press maximizes the value of these branded properties by extending them across multiple entertainment platforms, including movies, TV, and video games, often using transmedia storytelling techniques. Its flagship titles include
Fearless Dawn, The Bomb, Undead Evil, Black Powder, Warlash, and the popular horror anthologies Zombie Terrors, EEEK!, Asylum of Horrors, and Satan’s 3-Ring Circus of Hell. For more information, visit

Brown has written and published six anthologies as a senior member of 803Studios. He’s published an online strip at and Brown is currently working with Dark Horse writing “Rotten Apple” for Dark Horse Presents #s 2,3,4 & 5. He’s also in the process of scripting an 80pg GN and web comic for MTV/geek.

Philipp Neundorf lives and works as an artist in Berlin, Germany. His published credits include Rogue, End Of All, Winter War, SPX-Anthology 2004, and Scorn. He has also published several short stories, cover art and pinups. His work has been exhibited at art exhibitions in Germany. Prior to comic books, he worked as a graphic designer, doing designs for computer games and artwork for CD covers.

August 2, 2012 - Los Angeles, CA - BOOM! Studios is proud to announce that EXTERMINATION #2 has completely sold out at the distributor level and the publisher has rushed to fill demand with a second printing.

Comic book fans should bear in mind first printings of THE EXTERMINATION #2 may still be found at a local comic shop near you. Not sure where to find your nearest comic retailer? Use to find one!

WE LOST. THEY WON. In the wake of an apocalyptic alien invasion, the world’s greatest super-heroes and deadliest super-villains must form an alliance to prevent their own extermination. Nox and Red Reaper continue their trek across the ravaged American countryside, amassing former friends and foes for the ultimate battle of resistance. But when old grievances rear their ugly heads, will the alliance survive the journey intact, or will it be torn apart from the inside out? Written by Simon Spurrier (X-CLUB, FEAR ITSELF: THE HOME FRONT, WOLVERINE: DANGEROUS GAMES) with art by hot newcomer Jeffrey Edwards, EXTERMINATION is a superhero survival story that boldly explores the dark crevices of an entire genre. Don’t forget to ask your local retailer about the rare CGC 9.8 near mint variant by John Cassaday!

THE EXTERMINATION #2 second print ships with a brand new, must-have cover by Chris Brunner (NOLA), with colors by Rico Renz (THE ART OF BOOM STUDIOS) and is available for immediate order under Diamond order code JUN128139.

About BOOM! Studios
Founded by Ross Richie, 2009 and 2010's "Best Publisher" BOOM! Studios ( generates a constellation of bestselling Eisner and Harvey Award-winning comic books and graphic novels with the industry's top talent, including Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning’s HYPERNATURALS, new HELLRAISER comics written by Clive Barker, PLANET OF THE APES, and Sam Humphries’ HIGHER EARTH. BOOM!'s all ages imprint KaBOOM! publishes Charles Schulz' PEANUTS, Jim Davis’ GARFIELD, Cartoon Network's ADVENTURE TIME, and 20th Century Fox’ ICE AGE. KaBOOM! recently won an Eisner Award for its first original series Roger Langridge's SNARKED. BOOM!'s lit comix-focused imprint, BOOM! Town, won an Eisner Award for its first book, Shannon Wheeler's I THOUGHT YOU WOULD BE FUNNIER, and just released SPACE DUCKS, the first comic book from indie musician legend Daniel Johnston.


VIZ Media gives readers a fun and affordable way to wrap up the summer reading season with a just-announced “End of Summer” sale on ALL digital manga (graphic novel) titles currently featured on and available for digital download through the VIZ MANGA App for the Apple iPad®, iPhone® and iPod® touch, and now also for Android-powered smart phones!

For a limited time, fans can catch up on favorite series and dive into new ones with this special promotion, which starts today running through 20th, offering up to 20% off on over 700 digital manga volumes and 80 different series (Reg. MSRP: $4.99).

Included in the “End of Summer Sale” and not to be missed is the debut of Volume 8 of the hit Shonen Jump Advanced series – BLUE EXORCIST. The latest volume of the paranormal action adventure series is available now to VIZ Manga readers more than 3 months ahead of the print counterpart’s North American release on November 6th!

Newly released VIZ Manga volumes include:

BLEACH Vol. 43
DR. SLUMP Vol. 9
YU-GI-OH! GX Vol. 8
ZOMBIE POWDER Vol. 4 - Final Volume!

The VIZ Manga App is available for free through the iTunes Store and Google Play Store, and all manga volumes are generally available for purchase and download in the U.S. and Canada within the application for $4.99 (U.S. / CAN) per volume. More than 80 series and 700 volumes are currently available for download with new series and volumes added regularly.

VIZ Media’s innovative digital manga platform allows for universal access to read manga from an iPhone, iPod touch, iPad, and Android smart phones, as well as on for desktop/laptop computers and Android-powered devices. The free VIZ Manga App is the top application for reading manga and features a rapidly growing library of the most popular manga series in the world. For more information, please visit or

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Baltimore Comic-Con Welcomes Neal, Josh, and Jason Adams to Charm City

Neal Adams
Neal Adams
BALTIMORE, MARYLAND - August 2, 2012 -
 The Baltimore Comic-Con is happy to announce the addition of artist and creator-rights advocate Neal Adams, along with sons Josh and Jason, to the growing line-up of this year's show. The 13th annual show will take place September 8-9, 2012 at the Baltimore Convention Center.

Neil Adams' work on such DC Comics characters as Superman, Batman, Green Lantern, and Green Arrow redefined an era of comics, bringing a photorealistic feel to the pages of their respective books.

In the late-'60s, while freelancing for DC Comics, Adams also began working at Marvel Comics on X-Men with Roy Thomas. He continued to work for DC and Marvel throughout the late-'60s and '70s, working on The Avengers, Detective Comics, and Green Lantern/Green Arrow.  Most recently, Adams wrapped up the 7-issue second volume of Batman: Odyssey for DC Comics, and is currently handling art duties on Marvel Comics' First X-Men, hitting stores this month.

Josh Adams
Josh Adams
In addition, Adams crusaded for years to secure pensions and recognition for Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster, creators of Superman and, in 1978, he helped form the Comics Creators Guide. He was inducted into the Eisner Award's Will Eisner Comic Book Hall of Fame in 1998, and the Harvey Awards' Jack Kirby Hall of Fame in 1999.  In 2009, during the Harvey Awards at the Baltimore Comic-Con, Neal was presented with the Hero Initiative Humanitarian Award for his charitable work.

Josh Adams, the artist for IDW's Doctor Who series, has achieved notoriety on the Internet for his exquisitely designed Sherlock illustrations. He has worked throughout the industry for such companies as DC Comics (House of Mystery, JSA, Batman Odyssey) and Marvel Comics (Astonishing X-Men Motion Comic) as well as on Syfy shows like Eureka, Battlestar Galactica, Warehouse 13, and Alphas. His work can be found at his website,

Jason Adams
Jason Adams
A self-taught artist in sculpture and human anatomy, Jason Adams made a name for himself in the world of toy and fantasy sculpture. Working for world-renowned companies across the toy and comics fields, his professional catalog spans 20 years and his company, Spyda Creations, is his platform to create dynamic fine art sculpture.

"We are so happy have Neal, Josh, and Jason returning as guests to the show this year," said Marc Nathan, show promoter of the Baltimore Comic-Con. "The Adams' are among the few dynasties in comics, along with the Kuberts and Romitas, and we are honored to host them here in Baltimore!"

Both Neal and Josh are currently taking pre-order convention commissions for fans interested in owning a piece of Adams original art. Requests can be sent to:

For Neal Adams - c/o Jason Adams
For Josh Adams -

I'll See You In Baltimore 2012This year's confirmed guests for the show including: Guest of Honor, Stan "The Man" Lee (Saturday only!); Ken Bald (Golden Age Timely/Marvel artist); Marty Baumann (Pixar artist); Brian Bolland (Dial H, Cover Story: The DC Comics Art of Brian Bolland); Harold Buchholz (Archie Comics); Mark Buckingham (Fables, Doctor Who); Frank Cammuso (Knights of the Lunch Table, Otto's Orange Day); Greg Capullo (Batman, Spawn); Tommy Castillo (Grimm Fairy Tales); Cliff Chiang (Wonder Woman); Frank Cho (Avengers vs. X-Men, Liberty Meadows); Steve Conley (Bloop webcomic; Amanda Conner (Before Watchmen:  Silk Spectre); Lar deSouza (Looking For Group, Least I Could Do); Dan Didio (O.M.A.C.); Garth Ennis (The Shadow, Hellblazer, Preacher, The Boys); Rich Faber (Roboy Red); David Finch (Batman:  The Dark Knight); Franco (Tiny Titans, Superman Family Adventures); John Gallagher (Buzzboy); SL Gallant (GI Joe); Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez (Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman); Keith Giffen (Superman, O.M.A.C., Green Arrow); Jimmy Gownley (Amelia Rules!); Gene Ha (Justice League); Larry Hama (G.I. Joe, Wolverine, The 'Nam); Cully Hamner (Action Comics); Dean Haspiel (Billy Dogma, ACT-I-VATE, Trip City); Jason Horn (Ninjasaur); Jamal Igle (KISS, Supergirl, The Ray); J.G. Jones (Wanted, Doc Savage); Barry Kitson (Captain America, Iron Man, Fantastic Four); Joe Kubert (Before Watchmen: Nightowl); Scott Kurtz (; David Mack (Kabuki); Mark Mariano (Happyloo); Ron Marz (Artifacts, Voodoo); Mark McKenna (Star Wars, Banana Tail); Bob McLeod (DC Comics Presents: Wonder Woman); Mark Morales (Avengers vs. X-Men); Jamar Nicholas (Leon: Protector of the Playground); Jimmy Palmiotti (All-Star Western); Dan Parent (Archie, Veronica, Kevin Keller); David Petersen (Mouse Guard); Brian Pulido (Lady Death); Frank Quitely (All Star Superman, Batman & Robin); John Romita, Jr. (Avengers Vs. X-Men); Don Rosa (Uncle Scrooge); Stuart Sayger (Infestation 2: 30 Days of Night One-Shot); Walter Simonson (Thor, Legion of Super-Heroes, Avengers); Ryan Sohmer (Looking For Group, Least I Could Do); Scott Snyder (Batman, Severed, Swamp Thing); Brian Stelfreeze (ICE); Karl Story (Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 9); Peter Tomasi (Batman and Robin); Billy Tucci (A Child Is Born, Shi); Matt Wagner (Tower Chronicles, Mage, Grendel); Mark Waid (Daredevil, Incorruptible, Irredeemable); Bernie Wrightson (Frankenstein); Thom Zahler (Love and Capes).

In the coming weeks, look for more announcements from the Baltimore Comic-Con. We are looking forward to highlighting our guests, the Harvey Awards, industry exclusives, and programming. The latest developments can always be found on our website, Twitter, and Facebook pages.

This year's Baltimore Comic-Con will be held September 8-9, 2012. Convention hours are Saturday 10 AM to 6 PM and Sunday 10 AM to 5 PM. The ceremony and banquet for the Harvey Awards will be held Saturday night, September 8th.
IDW Publishing Launches Jinnrise in 2013

Jabal Entertainment’s virgin series rides international notoriety to 2013 release

[Jinnrise Cover Image]San Diego, CA (August 2, 2012) – After serving as the official branding of April’s first-ever Middle East Film and Comic-Con and premiering on comiXology (, IDW Publishing is thrilled to announce the 2013 release of JINNRISE ( Jabal Entertainment’s virgin comic series, JINNRISE has found a home with the industry’s fastest-growing publisher.

Combining the best of summer blockbuster fare with the weightier underpinnings of “quest myths” like Lord of the Rings, international student Andrew Marcus’ world is torn asunder when interstellar forces, the Kibrani, invade earth. With all hope seemingly lost, what is humanity’s last chance? A long-feared and forgotten race: the Jinn (otherwise known as “Genies”). Thus begins a quest that may answer the question: What is the nature of true power?

With sequential art/cover art, inks, and colors from three of 2011’s top Kubert School graduates (Tony Vassallo, Carli Ihde, and Timothy Yates, respectively) and incentive covers from Flag Studios founder Daxiong Guo (, JINNRISE is further proof of IDW’s ongoing efforts to expand the creative landscape of the comic industry. JINNRISE also represents IDW’s commitment to homegrown and international comic book talent.

“I've long known Sohaib to be a clever, insightful guy in regards to pop-culture on his Fictional Frontiers radio show, and he's definitely proving that he can extend that inventiveness into graphic fiction as well,” said Chris Ryall, Chief Creative Officer of IDW Publishing and co-host of the bi-weekly segment “Ryalltime" on Fictional Frontiers. “JINNRISE has a very unique blend of old-world myths and modern-day fantasy and science fiction, and it's something I'm very happy to bring to IDW.”

“As evidenced by their catalog of titles and talents, IDW’s dominant trait is diversity in storytelling. For this reason, they were the ideal fit for our genre-blending story,” commented JINNRISE creator and founder of Jabal Entertainment, Sohaib Awan. “Rather than a modern retelling of ancient fables, JINNRISE is a completely fresh spin on a fantasy staple. Most importantly, our story demonstrates the inherent potential of humanity when myopic beliefs are abandoned by all sides.”

Visit to learn more about the company and its top-selling books. IDW can also be found at!/idwpublishing and and on Twitter at @idwpublishing.

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About IDW Publishing

IDW is an award-winning publisher of comic books, graphic novels and trade paperbacks, based in San Diego, California. Renowned for its diverse catalog of licensed and independent titles, IDW publishes some of the most successful and popular titles in the industry, including: Hasbro’s The TRANSFORMERS and G.I. JOE, Paramount’s Star Trek; HBO’s True Blood; the BBC’s DOCTOR WHO; Nickelodeon’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles; Toho’s Godzilla; Wizards of the Coasts Magic: The Gathering and Dungeons & Dragons; and the Eisner-Award winning Locke & Key series, created by best-selling author Joe Hill and artist Gabriel Rodriguez. IDW is also home to the Library of American Comics imprint, which publishes classic comic reprints, and Yoe! Books, a partnership with Yoe! Studio.

IDW’s critically- and fan-acclaimed series are continually moving into new mediums. Currently, Jerry Bruckheimer Films and Disney are creating a feature film based on World War Robot, while Michael Bay‘s Platinum Dunes and Sony are bringing Zombies vs. Robots to film.

About Jabal Entertainment

Founded by Fictional Frontiers host Sohaib Awan, Jabal Entertainment plans to develop their stories and characters on a cross media platform. Through the mediums of comic books, animation, film, and literature, the hope/scope of their effort is “creative bridge building through genre fiction”.

Wednesday, August 01, 2012

The time has come for all Scott Pilgrim fans to unite, conquer, and destroy our website capacity!
On August 8th, we will go live with our online sales for the LIMITED Scott Pilgrim Volume 1: Precious Little Life Collector’s Edition, along with the Regular and Evil-Ex Editions. Warm up your garlic bread and pour yourself a Coke Zero, because these puppies are going to go fast.
What is The Collector's Edition? Go here!
How do you get one? 
Simple. All you need to do is follow any of our social media outlets listed below and/or our website on August 8th. At some time during that day, we will be providing a direct link to our webstore, which is where you will be able to purchase only the Collector’s Edition (hint hint: we are in the Pacific Standard Time Zone). This link will only be available through the locations mentioned above and will not be not searchable on our website or anywhere else. From there it will be like any other online purchase from our webstore. 
There is a limit of 2 Collector’s Editions per billing address and please allow for 2-3 weeks shipping, due to the volume of orders we will be receiving at one time.
The regular Scott Pilgrim Volume 1 Color Edition and Evil-Ex Edition books will be available for sale in our webstore like any other book, not requiring a separate link to purchase.
Once 500 are sold, the link will no longer be active.
We wish good luck and Scott-speed!
THE MIRROR REVEALS MORE THAN BEAUTY IN STAR BRIGHTNew storybook from Jonathan Luna in November

Berkeley, CA - August 1, 2012 — STAR BRIGHT AND THE LOOKING GLASS is Jonathan Luna's first solo creator-owned work after wrapping up THE SWORD (with brother Joshua Luna). In STAR BRIGHT, to be published in November by Image Comics, Luna departs from his superhero and science fiction comics, and works in the dreamy, fantasy-tinged aesthetic of his fine artwork to create a tale of beauty, vanity, and friendship.

"After the conclusion of The Sword, I took a two-year sabbatical, but I was always creating," said Luna of his break from comics. "I played with photography and film, and I learned how to paint with oil, acrylic, and watercolor. I finally decided I wanted to do a fairy-tale picture book."

The end result was STAR BRIGHT AND THE LOOKING GLASS, which tells the story of a wild young woman who discovers her own beauty when she finds a mirror in her forest home. The awakening of Star Bright's consciousness of her own loveliness also opens her heart to vanity. But when a wicked sorceress steals Star Bright's beauty Star Bright will learn from her woodland animal friends what the true virtues in life are.

"Everything I'm doing with Star Bright and the Looking Glass is so different from what I'm used to. It's my first time writing alone, and prose for that matter," said Luna.  "I can't really pinpoint what led me to do a fairy-tale picture book. There's definitely been a certain kind of imagery in my head that I've been dying to put on paper. I've been into pop surrealism for many years, so I wanted to incorporate that kind of art into my new work. I wanted it to be ethereal and a little dark."

Image Comics Publisher Eric Stephenson lauded Luna's dedication to growing as an artist.

"Jonathan Luna, along with his brother Joshua, have been doing amazing work at Image Comics for almost a decade now, but I'm still always amazed by their commitment to moving forward as artists and trying new things as storytellers," said Stephenson. "Jonathan's first solo project is wonderfully unique, and one of the most interesting projects he's brought to us yet."

Luna talked to Comic Book Resources about his new storybook on July 30.

STAR BRIGHT AND THE LOOKING GLASS is a 72-page 9 x 12" hardcover storybook with full-color artwork for all ages. It will be in stores in November and available for pre-order in the August issue of Previews.

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