Friday, April 12, 2013

The People Want Their Sex! SEX #2 Sells Out!

The action continues with a second printing.

The hit book that has everyone talking, is causing headlines again. SEX #2, the second issue of the new
 Image Comics series by Joe Casey and Piotr Kowalski, has sold out of its initial printing at the distributor on the day of release. A second printing of SEX #2 is underway and will be available for sale on May 15, 2013.

SEX, the story of a former superhero who hangs up his cape to pursue the kind of life he had forbidden himself, has been positively received by fans and critics alike. SEX #1 sold out instantly and is already into a third printing. Seems like comic fans can't get enough of SEX

Here's a sampling of what people are saying about SEX #2

"With a nod towards Moore and Gibbons, SEX's Casey and Kowalski have given us a modern superhero story with dash of retro, a splash of moral ambiguity, and a whole lot of naughty bits."
- Conor Kilpatrick, iFanboy

"Joe Casey's Sex continues to develop with a reserved yet highly enjoyable plot” - 9.2 out of 10
- Joshua Yehl, IGN

"You can expect sex inside these pages but read it through and you'll see it's a whole lot more ” - 5 stars
- Russel Johnson, Unleash The Fanboy

SEX #2's second printing is available to order now (Diamond code FEB138644), and the third issue will be in stores on May 22.
Get Ready to Experience the True Colors of the Law in JUDGE DREDD CLASSICS!
San Diego, CA (April 12, 2013) – Following the success of their ongoing series of new Judge Dredd comics, IDW is bringing 2000 AD’s classic stories back as they’ve never been seen before… in color! Beginning with a special Free Comic Book Day issue on May 4, JUDGE DREDD CLASSICS will bring the stories that started it all to a new audience and a new age.

The Free Comic Book Day issue will offer the fan-favorite “Judge Death” stories written by John Wagner, illustrated by Brian Bolland, and given vivid new life by colorist Charlie Kirchoff. And then in July, the monthly JUDGE DREDD CLASSICS series, also featuring new colors by Kirchoff on every issue, will begin with the seminal “Block Mania”/”Apocalypse War” storyline scripted by John Wagner and Alan Grant, and illustrated by Mike McMahon, Ron Smith, Steve Dillon, Brian Bolland and Carlos Ezquerra. As an added bonus, artist Jim Fern will be providing all-new covers for every issue when the series makes its monthly debut this summer. The Free Comic Book Day special will feature a newly colored cover by the inimitable Brian Bolland.

In addition to these classic tales from Mega City One being shown in a new light to longtime fans of Dredd, JUDGE DREDD CLASSICS will also provide a perfect jumping on point for readers that have always wanted to get a peek under the helmet, but weren’t sure where to begin.

“Much like we did with our DOCTOR WHO CLASSICS series, I’m happy to expose fans new and old to these wonderful stories from years past, and even moreso to have Charlie Kirchoff again bringing new hues to such amazing artwork,” said Chris Ryall, IDW’s Chief Creative Officer.

“It's very exciting to see these classic Dredd stories given an extra dimension,” said 2000 AD Editor in Chief Matt Smith. “New readers will get to see some of the seminal tales that established Dredd as the UK's most important comics character, and old-school fans of the future lawman can re-experience their favorite series in a whole new light.”

The post-apocalyptic world created over thousands of pages of 2000 A.D. is one of the richest in comics history, and IDW couldn’t be more excited to continue bringing that to new generations of fans.

As always, fans are encouraged to make their own decisions, but this summer it should be advised that not buying JUDGE DREDD CLASSICS could result in life in the Iso-Cubes!
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About IDW

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; Toho’s Godzilla; and comics and trade collections based on novels by worldwide bestselling author, James Patterson. IDW is also home to the Library of American Comics imprint, which publishes classic comic reprints; Yoe! Books, a partnership with Yoe! Studio.
IDW’s critically- and fan-acclaimed series are continually moving into new mediums. Currently, Warner Brothers and Barry Sonnenfeld are attached to adapt LORE into a feature film starring Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Jerry Bruckheimer Films and Disney are creating a feature film based on World War Robot, with Michael Bay‘s Platinum Dunes and Sony bringing Zombies vs. Robots to film.
Composer Bear McCreary "Scores" With New Theme for the STARZ Original, Da Vinci's Demons on iTunes
Song to Hit Friday, April 12 Just Hours Before Highly-Anticipated Premiere of Historical Fantasy
From David S. Goyer
Before the anticipated premiere of the STARZ historical fantasy, ”Da Vinci’s Demons" on Friday, April 12th at 10PM ET/PT, download the main title theme song on from acclaimed musical composure Bear McCreary ("The Walking Dead," "Battlestar Galatica”) on iTunes ($.99). The series centering on a young Leonardo da Vinci in Renaissance Florence is created by David S. Goyer, co-writer of the blockbuster Dark Knight Trilogy, writer of the highly anticipated Man of Steel and story editor for “Call of Duty: Black Ops,” and “Black Ops II,” the most successful video game franchise of all time.
The original song, by award-winning Bear McCreary, was the composer's first attempt at a score for a period project. With his inventive and very stylized approach, he included work with a music historian, and was able to integrate a historically accurate musical sequence that was written by the Medici family's court composer. Inspired by Leonardo da Vinci’s ability to write backwards and forwards, McCreary composed the theme so it could literally be played backwards and forwards.
Best known for series' themes  including “Battlestar Galatica,” and “The Walking Dead” and more recently “Defiance,” McCreary admits that it was challenging to create music that played to modern audiences but still took viewers ‘back in time’. “Da Vinci’s Demons,” presents a never-before-seen portrayal of one of the most infamous historical figures. While the man depicted in the history books was renowned for his works of art, inventions and for defining the term “Renaissance Man,” “Da Vinci’s Demons” depicts a young da Vinci on the cusp of greatness, with intellect and talents that are almost superhuman.  In the series, he struggles to live within the confines of his own reality and time, tortured by his unsurpassed intellect.

Action-Packed Series Features Corporate Superheroes And An Unlikely Friendship Between A Washed-Up Veteran Crime Fighter And A Rookie With An Attitude

San Francisco, CA, April 11, 2013 – What would a future look like where corporate-sponsored superheroes battle evil – and often each other – for reality TV ratings? Find out in the TIGER & BUNNY manga (graphic novel), now available from VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media), the largest distributor and licensor of anime and manga in North America. The new series, published under the VIZ Media imprint, is rated ‘T’ for Teens and carries an MSRP of $9.99 U.S. / $12.99 CAN. Volume 1 also features 4 pages of additional full-color character art.

The TIGER & BUNNY manga features artwork by Mizuki Sakakibara and is based on the smash hit animated series, created by the famed Tokyo-based anime studio Sunrise, that has thrilled legions of fans across North America on VIZ Media’s Neon Alley, VIZAnime, and Hulu. The 26-episode anime sci-fi/action adventure notably features character and hero designs conceived by Masakazu Katsura (VIDEO GIRL AI and I"S; both available from VIZ Media) that are also carried over to the new manga property.

The TIGER & BUNNY manga series introduces readers to super-powered humans, known as NEXT, that appeared in the world 45 years ago. Some of them fight crime in the city of Stern Bild while promoting their corporate sponsors on the hit show HERO TV. The people love their superheroes, even if they don’t completely understand them, and not all of the NEXT use their powers for good. Veteran hero Wild Tiger has years of experience fighting crime, but his ratings have been slipping. Under orders from his new employer, Wild Tiger finds himself forced to team up with Barnaby Brooks Jr., a rookie with an attitude. Overcoming their differences will be at least as difficult for this mismatched duo as taking down super-powered bad guys!

“TIGER & BUNNY updates the classic superhero story of good versus evil with a fun new twist, and offers a tale of a young cocky upstart who is reluctantly partnered with an experienced veteran crime fighter, and how these two completely opposite personalities must put their differences aside and work together as a team,” says Mike Montesa, Editor. “The new series also presents an entirely new take on the world of reality TV and corporate underwriting as this mismatched duo become unlikely friends and cohorts tasked with taking down an assortment of super-powered bad guys! Take the journey to Stern Bild city in this intriguing new series where the action takes off from the very first page!”

VIZ Media also offers TIGER & BUNNY Set 1, a 2-disc anime set available on DVD (MSRP of $44.82 U.S. / $43.24 CAN) and Blu-ray (MSRP of $54.97 U.S. / $66.15 CAN), which features Episodes 1-13 of the 26-episode action/sci-fi series. TIGER & BUNNY Set 2 offers the concluding half of the series and is scheduled for release in May.

More information on the Tiger & Bunny anime is available at: and

For more information on manga titles available from VIZ Media, please visit

About VIZ Media, LLC
Headquartered in San Francisco, California, VIZ Media distributes, markets and licenses the best anime and manga titles direct from Japan.  Owned by three of Japan's largest manga and animation companies, Shueisha Inc., Shogakukan Inc., and Shogakukan-Shueisha Productions, Co., Ltd., VIZ Media has the most extensive library of anime and manga for English speaking audiences in North America, the United Kingdom, Ireland and South Africa. With its popular digital manga anthology WEEKLY SHONEN JUMP and blockbuster properties like NARUTO, BLEACH and INUYASHA, VIZ Media offers cutting-edge action, romance and family friendly properties for anime, manga, science fiction and fantasy fans of all ages.  VIZ Media properties are available as graphic novels, DVDs, animated television series, feature films, downloadable and streaming video and a variety of consumer products.  Learn more about VIZ Media, anime and manga at



Thursday, April 11, 2013


Image Comics
is proud to present the definitive edition tale of Sherlock Holmes' greatest nemesis with a deluxe edition hardcover edition of MORIARTY. Praised by both critics and fans during its 9-issue run, the mystery/adventure series from writer Daniel Corey, artist Anthony Diecidue (Stan Lee's TIME JUMPER) and featured guest artist Mike Vosburg (HBO Tales from the Crypt) is finally collected into one complete volume. MORIARTY: DELUXE EDITION HARDCOVER features both The Dark Chamber and The Lazarus Tree storylines, as well as plenty of exclusive bonus galleries and behind-the-scenes material. 
It is the dawn of World War I, and Sherlock Holmes has been dead for 20 years. Professor James Moriarty is a lost man, but he's called back into the fray when MI5 blackmails him into finding Holmes' long-lost brother, Mycroft. What at first appears to be a routine case leads to a web of intrigue that involves a psychic box and its creator, a woman from Moriarty's past, and a new villain that threatens to be greater than Moriarty ever was.

Here is just a sample of the critical acclaim that MORIARTY has received:
"Daniel Corey fills me with rage!  He's young, he's a gifted writer, and he came up with one of those awesome one-line ideas that I love:  Moriarty after Holmes!  Rage, I say!"Scott Lobdell (Writer - Superman, Teen Titans)
 "As a Holmes fan, I loved this fresh and atmospherically illustrated take on one of the great literary antagonists.”Gabriel Hardman (Writer/Artist - Star Wars: Legacy, Planet of the Apes, Station to Station, Kinski, Hulk, Secret Avengers)
"Daniel Corey not only gives us a fresh and fascinating take on one of the most legendary villains in literary history, but he does it with such skill that you'll find yourself rooting for the 'bad guy.' An absolute 'must read!"Jenna Busch (Entertainment Editor,; Host, Cocktails with Stan Lee)
"MORIARTY: THE DARK CHAMBER is irresistible. Professor James Moriarty, Sherlock Holmes' arch-nemesis, drawn from retirement and off on his own death-defying adventure? It's one of those simple, perfect ideas you kick yourself for not thinking of first, and Corey and Diecidue carry it off in fine style." -- Scott Tipton (Writer - Illyria: Haunted, Star Trek: Infestation)
"[MORIARTY] takes an intriguing look at that relationship between good and evil."Brian Truitt (Writer - USA Today) 
MORIARTY: DELUXE EDITION HARDCOVER, a 272-page, full-color collection, will be on sale in stores June 5th for $29.99 and is available to order in the April 2013 edition of Diamond Previews (APR130457, ISBN: 978-1-60706-685-9). For more information, please visit and


FATALE by Brubaker and Phillips now ongoing

The curse of the femme fatale has taken readers of Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips' horror noir series FATALE from Medieval France to present day, with stops in the Wild West, post-World War II San Francisco, and 1970s Los Angeles. Now, in June, FATALE returns to the present in the pages of FATALE #15, as Nicholas Lash desperately tries to find out the truth behind the mysterious Jo, a beautiful woman who is seemingly immortal.
As the fourth arc gets underway, FATALE's third arc — a series of standalone stories about the history of the curse that makes Jo both irresistible and isolated — will be collected into the trade paperback FATALE VOLUME THREE: WEST OF HELL.
Launched in January 2012 and originally planned as a 12-issue maxiseries, FATALE's unique mixture of noir and supernatural horror, as well as its compelling heroine Jo, whose history continues to unfold, engaged readers and its creators alike, prompting Brubaker to continually expand the series.
"I kept saying how many issues the story would take to complete and then having more ideas I wanted to explore in Josephine's world," said Brubaker. "So the endpoint kept changing, and I realized this is something we do in comics a lot, decide ahead of time how long a story will take to tell. One of the advantages of publishing with Image is the total freedom we have to do it our way, so I decided the series just goes until it's over, and not to say exactly what issue that will be. To just let the story take as long as it needs to, like a good novel. And thanks to the support of our retailers and readers, we're able to do that."
FATALE VOLUME THREE (APR130422) and FATALE #15 (APR130421) will both be in stores on JUNE 12th and can be pre-ordered now from the April issue of Previews.
"Graced with a suspenseful plot that has more twists and turns than an alpine road, and deliberately understated artwork, Fatale boasts both intrigue and an atmosphere that feels as densely bleak as a San Francisco mist at the tip of Fisherman's Wharf at dawn. Colorist Dave Stewart deserves special mention for his subtle, highly evocative use of neutral tones and earthy shades. This is a universe of darkness and gray shadows, and the palette perfectly fits the angst-ridden, desolate, catch-22 world of supernatural horror the protagonists must face-off against. Immortality may be a double-edged sword, but it's one the intoxicating Jo wields with a boundless grace in this addictive page-turner.”
– Publishers Weekly (starred review)
"The top-notch team of Brubaker and Phillips (known for their collaborations on Criminal and Sleeper) launch[es] another series that gives familiar tropes an entertaining tweak... as the creators mix in magic, cults, human sacrifice, and the possibility of eternal life to create a potent cocktail with any number of twists. Brubaker doesn't write a word more than necessary, and Phillips' scenery has all the right angles, evoking a film-noir feel without slavish imitation. If the words 'last call' make you think of 'The Call of Cthulhu,' this is your kind of hard-boiled tale.”
– Booklist
"This collection is brilliantly done, but will leave you hungry for more. The brooding noir, the inscrutable femme fatale and the glimmers of horror merely begin to tell a story.”
Crime Fiction Lover
"This collection hits just the right combination of horror and intrigue to keep readers turning the pages—though with no small amount of trepidation.... Brubaker and Phillips (Criminal, Incognito, Sleeper) do so many things right here, but perhaps most impressive are the subtle changes to the book's color schemes that can sometimes provide a brief respite from the horror without ever allowing the readers to forget just how dark the story is. As much as this book may disturb some readers, it ultimately belongs in any respectable horror-noir collection. Josephine, after all, would want it that way.”
– Publishers Weekly


Joe Casey and artists Dan McDaid, Ulises Farinas, and Paul Maybury
 turn the superhero genre inside out with a completely original take
 on capes, tights, and superpowers!

MILWAUKIE, OR, APRIL 11–Following the series announcement at last year’s New York Comic Con, Dark Horse is excited to announce the official release date for Catalyst Comix!

Man of action Joe Casey reimagines powerhouse Titan, guardian angel Amazing Grace, and the subversive Agents of Change in three mind-blowing, intertwining stories! Superhero comics get a back-alley facelift as these very different champions confront a cosmic threat and personal demons—and where better to start than the end of the world!

“With this book, we’re taking the kinds of creative chances that other corporate superhero series wouldn’t even think about,” said writer Joe Casey. “This thing looks great, it feels great, and it’s the kind of comic book that makes life worth living!”

“Joe and his team have created a very unique comic, existing quite far apart from your traditional Marvel and DC titles,” said Dark Horse President Mike Richardson. “I might even venture to call it the first postmodern superhero series.”

One of the most exciting and groundbreaking new series in Dark Horse’s superhero initiative, Catalyst Comix promises an inspired take on the capes-and-tights genre, with wraparound series covers from Rafael Grampá, Paul Pope, and Brendan McCarthy. Look for the exciting first issue at your local comic shop on July 3!

--Day Long Marathons Featuring All 22 Episodes of Season Three Begin at 9 AM ET/PT on Saturday, April 13 and Sunday, April 14--

The thought-provoking, critically-acclaimed series FRINGE returns to Science Channel this weekend in a special two-day long marathon. Science Channel will air the first 11 episodes of season three on Saturday, April 13 from 9 AM to 8 PM ET/PT, and the final 11 episodes of season three on Sunday, April 14 from 9 AM to 8 PM ET/PT.

FRINGE on Science Channel features leading experts such as Dr. Michio Kaku examining phenomena such as time travel, dream sharing and parallel universes with the short-form series, “Science of Fringe”.

In season three the FRINGE team escapes from the parallel universe – except for Olivia who is trapped in the other world and replaced in ours by her double. It’s her double who turns Peter and Olivia’s tentative relationship into a love affair. When Olivia returns the bonds of trust fray while ever more bizarre and terrifying phenomena occur, and secrets that stretch back to 1985 threaten to destroy our universe or the parallel universe.

FRINGE explores the ever-blurring line between scientific concepts and reality, where hybrid beings tear through sewers, thieves walk through walls and portals open to parallel universes. Unable to police a world in which science has advanced beyond our wildest dreams–and nightmares–Olivia Dunham (series star Anna Torv) seeks help from Dr. Walter Bishop (John Noble) and his jack-of-all-trades son, Peter Bishop (Joshua Jackson). Under the direction of Special Agent Phillip Broyles (Lance Reddick) and assisted by Agents Astrid Farnsworth (Jasika Nicole), Charlie Francis (Kirk Acevedo) and Lincoln Lee (Seth Gabel), the Fringe Team investigates unusual incidents that defy human logic and unimaginable events that threaten our very existence on a universal scale.
Costa and Fuso Open the COBRA FILES!
New G.I. JOE Ongoing Series Begins TODAY!

San Diego, CA (April 10, 2013) – IDW Publishing is thrilled to announce the final title in the 2013 relaunch of their G.I. JOE line, G.I. JOE: THE COBRA FILES, kicks off today!

The series, based on the brand from Hasbro, is helmed by the veteran G.I. JOE creative team of writer Mike Costa and artist Antonio Fuso. THE COBRA FILES tells the dark, character-driven story of CHAMELEON, a former COBRA agent who’s found her way into the G.I. JOE’s ranks! While she may appear to have the best of intentions, how sure of her loyalty can the G.I. JOE team be?

"Antonio and I are thrilled to be able to bring fans the next chapter in our COBRA series, where everything goes wrong for our heroes,” said series writer Mike Costa. “More wrong, even, than usual in a book where the bad guys always get to win! The stakes are higher, the emotions are more intense, and the action is extreme. I haven't had this much fun since the book first started!"

Pairing the explosive adventure of Fred Van Lente and Steve Kurth’s G.I. JOE with the military action of Chuck Dixon and Paul Gulacy’s G.I. JOE: SPECIAL MISSIONS, and packing espionage-tinged intrigue and some unique tricks of its own, G.I. JOE: THE COBRA FILES is the perfect book to round out IDW’s exciting new complement of G.I. JOE comics!

In addition to Fuso’s eye-catching, fan-favorite covers, those that delve deep into G.I. JOE: THE COBRA FILES will also be treated to all-star covers from Michael Lark, Jamal Igle, and Brandon Peterson with a special “CobraGraphic” cover by Tom Whalen!

Whether readers are die-hard G.I. JOE fans or new readers looking for a perfect jumping-on point, G.I. JOE: THE COBRA FILES will provide a thrilling experience for comic fans of all ranks!

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.

G.I JOE: THE COBRA FILES #1: (32 pages, FC, $3.99)
Diamond Code: FEB130284 

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About IDW

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; Toho’s Godzilla; and comics and trade collections based on novels by worldwide bestselling author, James Patterson. IDW is also home to the Library of American Comics imprint, which publishes classic comic reprints; Yoe! Books, a partnership with Yoe! Studio.
IDW’s critically- and fan-acclaimed series are continually moving into new mediums. Currently, Warner Brothers and Barry Sonnenfeld are attached to adapt LORE into a feature film starring Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Jerry Bruckheimer Films and Disney are creating a feature film based on World War Robot, with Michael Bay‘s Platinum Dunes and Sony bringing Zombies vs. Robots to film.

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

The Online Network announced today that Paula Garces, best known for her role in “Maria” in the Harold & Kumar film franchise, will join the cast of the beloved serial drama “All My Children,” re-launching on April 29th on Hulu, Hulu Plus and iTunes thanks to The Online Network.
Garces will portray Lea Marquez, a smart, savvy, beautiful woman who's devoted her life to a career of fighting crime and bringing down the bad guys. Lea’s career takes up most of her days and nights, which leaves little time for a personal life. That is, until a man challenges her safe, controlled existence and threatens to open up the part of her she'd long since put to rest, her heart.
Garces will also be seen this summer on Lifetime Network’s “Devious Maids,” which is created and executive produced by Marc Cherry and executive produced by Eva Longoria.
Paula made her film debut in Paramount's teen sci-fi adventure Clockstoppers, starring opposite Jesse Bradford. From there, Garces went on to star in the hip-hop comedy Marci X. Among her other feature credits are Man of the House, opposite Academy Award-winner Tommy Lee Jones, James Redford's directorial debut, “Spin,” alongside Ruben Blades which would lead her to star as "Maria" in New Line hit comedies Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle, Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay and A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas.  Garces’ small screen credits include: CBS "Elementary", "CSI: Miami", NBC "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" and spent three years as Officer Tina Hallon on FX's hit television series “The Shield.”
Expanding her career further Paula Garces created “Aluna”, the first Trans-media Latina superhero character, which debuted at San Diego’s Comic Con in 2011. Aluna is currently licensed to an online game called "Heroes of Newerth" and she is being played over 45 thousand times a day worldwide. Ms. Garces has partnered with Sekret Agent Productions, the creative writing team behind “Assassin Creed”, to rewrite the Aluna comic books. They will release the new series at San Diego's Comic Con July 2013 as a trilogy.
In an announcement earlier this year, Prospect Park’s The Online Network revealed its plans to re-introduce the beloved franchise, through a groundbreaking content deal that will bring premium first-run, broadcast-quality programming to a mass market audience via the Internet.  Brand new 30-minute episodes of “All My Children” will be launched each weekday and available to stream online in HD (when available) via the free service and to subscribers of Hulu Plus making these venerable dramas available in a new format that suits the viewing habits of the digital generation. In addition, the iTunes Store will offer both series via iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, Apple TV and Mac or PC.
Additional casting details will be announced in the coming weeks.
About Prospect Park
Prospect Park is a media and production company founded in 2009 by entertainment industry veterans Jeffrey Kwatinetz and former Disney Studios head Rich Frank.  Along with successful film and music divisions, the company’s television group has numerous shows in development and breakout network hits airing including “Royal Pains” and “Wilfred.”
More information about TOLN series will soon be available at and or follow The Online Network on Twitter (@toln).   For news and information about “All My Children,” connect via Facebook or follow the series on Twitter at or @allmychildren.
Blind Ferret and acclaimed fantasy author Joe Abercrombie
announceTHE FIRST LAW comics!

Comics available now digitally via comiXology and online at
April 10, 2013, Montreal, Canada, New York, NY - Blind Ferret Entertainment and New York Times bestselling novelist Joe Abercrombie announced today their agreement to bring THE FIRST LAW series of fantasy novels to comics, starting with the first book in the series The Blade Itself. Experience the entire first issue today via comiXology and the first 12 pages through
“The blade itself incites to deeds of violence.” - Homer
Logen Ninefingers, infamous barbarian, has finally run out of luck. Caught up in one feud too many, he's on the verge of becoming a dead barbarian, leaving nothing behind but some bad songs, a few dead friends, and a lot of happy enemies.
Captain Jezal dan Luthar has nothing more dangerous in mind than fleecing his friends at cards and dreaming of glory in the fencing circle. But war is brewing, and on the battlefields of the frozen North they fight by altogether bloodier rules.
Inquisitor Glokta, cripple turned torturer, is cutting treason out of the Union one confession at a time. His latest trail of corpses may lead him right to the rotten heart of government – if he can stay alive long enough to follow it.
Murderous conspiracies rise to the surface, old scores are ready to be settled, and the line between hero and villain is sharp enough to draw blood. Unpredictable, wickedly funny, and packed with unforgettable characters, The Blade Itself is fantasy with a real cutting edge.
Industry veteran Chuck Dixon (The Punisher, The Simpsons) is handling scripting, with detailed artwork by Andie Tong (The Batman Strikes, Tron: Betrayal), and stunning colors by Peter Pantazis (Justice League of America, Superman/Batman). Joe Abercrombie is personally overseeing all stages of production on the title.
“This whole process has been a real delight for me, ” said Joe Abercrombie. “Seeing Chuck whittle the book into scripts, seeing Andie put faces, expression, and action to my characters, and seeing Pete’s colors bring the whole thing to life. The results really have exceeded my highest hopes.”
The entire first issue is available now for 99 cents from comiXology the revolutionary digital comics platform available across the iPhoneiPad, AndroidKindle Fire, Windows 8 and the Web. Future digital issues will also be available for purchase from comiXology. Each issue bought through comiXology will include an exclusive 8-page sketchbook bonus section full of concept and pencil artwork from artist Andie Tong. Additionally, the first twelve pages to issue #1 can be viewed and read online now at New pages will be posted each week, with 1 new page going up every Monday, Wednesday and Friday. The Blade Itself Vol. 1 graphic novel will be published in print later this year, and will collect the first 4 issues.
The First Law series of novels have been translated into 26 languages worldwide and sold over two million copies, garnering a ton of acclaim along the way. On April 10th, 2013, come see this vivid fantasy world come to life in full color!

About Joe Abercrombie:
Joe Abercrombie was born in Lancaster, England, studied Psychology at Manchester University, and worked as a freelance film editor for 10 years. His first book, The Blade Itself, was published by Gollancz in 2006 and was followed by two other books in The First Law trilogy, Before They are Hanged and Last Argument of Kings. Three standalone books set in the same world have followed: Best Served Cold, The Heroes, and most recently, Red Country. His books are London and New York Times bestsellers, published in 26 countries. He lives in Bath with his wife and three children.
About Blind Ferret Entertainment:
Blind ferret Entertainment is a Montreal based multi-media company best known for its flagship web property Least I Could Do along with it’s other comics Looking For Group and The Gutters. With a worldwide reach of over 3 million fans and nearly 10 years of experience, Blind Ferret continues to expand and reach out to new audiences worldwide.
About comiXology
Founded in 2007, comiXology revolutionized the comic book and graphic novel industry by delivering a cloud-based digital comics platform that makes discovering, buying, and reading comics more fun than ever before. ComiXology's Guided View reading technology transforms the comic book medium into an immersive and cinematic experience, helping comiXology become one of iTunes' top 10-grossing iPad apps in 2011 and 2012.  Its new comiXology Submit platform enables independent comics creators to efficiently self-publish and immediately profit from their work.  Offering the broadest library of comic book content from the top 75 publishers, plus leading and emerging independent creators, comiXology will not stop until everyone on the face of the planet has become a comic book fan. The privately held company is based in Gotham City. For more information visit

“The battles are vivid and visceral, the action brutal, the pace headlong, and Abercrombie piles the betrayals, reversals, and plot twists one atop another to keep us guessing how it will all come out.” —George RR Martin, author of A Game of Thrones

“The books are good, really good. They pulled me in. Well-developed world. Unique, compelling characters. I like them so much that when I got to the end of the second book and found out the third book wasn’t going to be out in the US for another three months, I experienced a fit of rage, then a fit of depression, then I ate some lunch and had a bit of a lay down.” —Patrick Rothfuss, author of The Name of the Wind

“There’s wizards, mythology, kings, princes, a self-absorbed nobleman, ancient legends, fencing – all written so well I was grinding my teeth with envy whenever I HAD to put the book down. This is a fantastic start to a trilogy, and I can’t wait to get the next two books so I can see what happens next.” — Lilith Saintcrow, Author of Working for the Devil

“Nobody writes grittier heroic fantasy that Joe Abercrombie, and the second book in his The First Law series just proves the point in spades – When Abercrombie’s characters ride for glory, you might as well be there with them, he does such a good job of putting the reader in the scene. Immediate, daring, and utterly entertaining, this second book provides evidence that Abercrombie is headed for superstar status.”—Jeff VanderMeer, Realms of Fantasy

“Abercrombie has written the finest epic fantasy trilogy in recent memory. He’s one writer no one should miss.”
— Junot Diaz, Pulitzer prize-winning author of The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao

“Critics compare Abercrombie to Dickens, but come on – Dickens was never so entertaining – The First Law Trilogy: an adventure whose characters grow in tough, surprising, satisfying ways, in a gritty, exotic world that is sometimes awful, and always fascinates. Expect fast, funny dialog and one hell of a rush.”
— John Meaney, author of Paradox and Bone Song

“The Blade Itself by Joe Abercrombie is the best new fantasy book I’ve read in the last 10 years. Yes. You heard that right.”
— Andy Remic, author of Kell’s Legend

“Delightfully twisted and evil.”
— John Courtnay Grimwood, The Guardian

“There is a gritty edge to his world, and an awareness of violence that is very contemporary – there is much to reward the reader.”
— Lisa Tuttle, The Times

“An admirably hard, fast and unpretentious read – packs a mean punch in the bloodthirsty mayhem and mystery departments.”
— Saxon Bullock, SFX

“It’s funny, violent, and brilliant. Imagine if Quentin Tarantino wrote a sword & sorcery novel.”
— Unshelved book club

“You’d never guess that The Blade Itself is Joe Abercrombie’s debut novel. He writes like a natural. There are great characters, sparky dialogue, an action-packed plot, and from the very first words and an opening scene that is literally a cliffhanger, you know you are in for a cheeky, vivid, exhilarating ride.”
— Barbara Davies, Starburst

“The Blade Itself is a page-turner powered by a combination of gritty, fast-paced action and juicy doses of cynicism.”
— Edge Magazine

“Abercrombie kicks off his series masterfully with a heroic fantasy without conventional heroes. Its clearly the characters that take center stage here. Their dialogue is full of cynicism and wit, their lives full of intrigue, battles and magic.”
— Gail Pruszkowski, Romantic Times

“Fast-paced, deeply sarcastic, spitefully witty and well observed. The dialogue is razor sharp, the author is comfortable changing voices depending on viewpoint and there is very little to find fault with.”
— Den Patrick, Dreamwatch

“A fantasy novel full of enough ironic and slightly self-deprecating humor and Scorcese-esque violence to make the average hipper than thou non-fantasy reader want to learn more about the genre – yet filled with enough touchstones to make your average Tolkien-weaned fantasy reader quite happy indeed.”
— Lucien Spelman, Blood, Blade & Thruster

“Fans of character-driven epics who are willing to take their heroes with a grain of moral ambiguity should add this novel to their ‘must read’ list – The Blade Itself is a smartly-written, sophisticated debut with compelling characters, a complex plot, and style to burn.”
— Siobhan Carroll, Strange Horizons

“In addition to excellent characterizations and fascinating world-building, Abercrombie also writes the best fight scenes I have read in ages. I’m glad the whole package is good, but I could happily recommend The Blade Itself for the fight scenes alone.”
— John Enzinas, SFSite

“Now this is a breath of fresh air! A story told with wit, dash, and a keen eye for character – Finding a writer like Abercrombie amidst the clutter of second-raters who crowd the fantasy genre is like the sun breaking through dark clouds; he wakes you up and reminds you why you took up reading in the first place.”
— Simeon Shoul, Infinity Plus

“The Blade Itself is an incredibly accomplished first novel.”
— Victoria Hoyle, Emerald City

“An extremely impressive debut, the first in a series subtitled The First Law, and in Joe Abercrombie it brings us a writer who oozes promise. This is surely a novel as sharp as its title.”
— John Berlyne, SFRevu

“The Blade Itself easily equals anything released in epic fantasy in the past few years, and just may rise to the top – This book is about characters first, and Abercrombie skillfully portrays them with near-perfect internal and external dialogue set at an ideal pace – he stops just short of spitting in the face of genre and set my heart racing through some the best written fight scenes of any genre. This one is not just for fans of epic fantasy.”
— Neth Space

April 10,  2012 - Los Angeles, CA - BOOM! Studios is proud to debut the first in a line of original graphic novels - ADVENTURE TIME VOLUME 1 PLAYING WITH FIRE. Based on the top-rated Cartoon Network animated series, and building on a top-selling line of comic books that debuted last year, the stand-alone, long form story is already generating heat thanks to robust support from the retail community.

Join Flame Princess, alongside Finn and Jake, as she leaves the Flame Kingdom and goes on her very first adventure! When Finn the human is kidnapped from the Carnival Kingdom, Flame Princess must team up with Jake the dog to save him. Written by acclaimed cartoonist Danielle Corsetto (GIRLS WITH SLINGSHOTS) and drawn by rising star Zack Sterling (BRAVEST WARRIORS, ADVENTURE TIME), “Playing With Fire” will be in stores on May 15th, 2013. The first ADVENTURE TIME original graphic novel is presented in a pocket black and white edition appealing to fans of SCOTT PILGRIM and Japanese manga!

The ADVENTURE TIME: PLAYING WITH FIRE original graphic novel ships with an all-new full color cover by artist Stephanie Gonzaga under Diamond order code FEB130825. The 160 page original graphic novel ships with a retail price of $11.99 in a 6”x9” format with black and white interiors.

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.

About Cartoon Network Enterprises
Cartoon Network Enterprises (CNE) is responsible for building consumer products and merchandising programs for a wide range of brands by securing and supporting long-term licensing partnerships across all categories. As the global branding and merchandising arm of Cartoon Network and Adult Swim, the division manages the consumer product programs for the networks’ award-winning original programming, brands and characters including Ben 10, Adventure Time, Regular Show, The Amazing World of Gumball, The Powerpuff Girls, Adult Swim and more. CNE also serves as the exclusive global licensing agent for LazyTown Entertainment and the PGA of America for the youth marketplace.

Cartoon Network ( is the #1 U.S. television network among boys 6-11. Currently seen in 99 million U.S. homes and 168 countries around the world, Cartoon Network is Turner Broadcasting System, Inc.’s ad-supported cable service now available in HD offering the best in original, acquired and classic entertainment for kids and families. In addition to Emmy-winning original programming and industry-leading digital apps and online games, Cartoon Network embraces key social issues affecting families with solution-oriented initiatives such as Stop Bullying: Speak Up and the Move It Movement.

Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., a Time Warner company, creates and programs branded news, entertainment, animation and young adult media environments on television and other platforms for consumers around the world.


Tuesday, April 09, 2013

Iconic Toys, Comics and Original Artwork
Los Angeles, April 9, 2013
Blacksparrow Auctions is pleased to announce the Vintage Toys & Pop Culture Auction, to be held at the Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo (C2E2) on April 28, 2013. The live auction features over 250 artifacts from popular culture as depicted in television, film, comics and children’s literature. A select variety of toys, comics and artwork from the auction catalog will be on display at C2E2.
The featured items in the sale include the original 1978 Carbalon hand-painted hardcopy 15” Darth Vader figure with Lightsaber, given by Kenner to Sears to photograph for the 1978 Christmas catalog and the extremely rare Kenner Stretch Serpent, boxed and in mint condition.
Other offerings include original design artwork for children’s book covers and game pieces, such as the Brady Bunch paper doll book design prototype, Pink Panther jigsaw puzzles, Bugs Bunny sticker books, and many other one-of-a-kind items. In addition, there will be a selection of CGC-graded Silver Age comics, including Fantastic Four #1 and Amazing Spider-Man #1. This collection represents a span of 45 years of this genre.  With its variety of value offerings, it affords an excellent opportunity for the beginning collector as well as the seasoned connoisseur.
About Blacksparrow Auctions
Blacksparrow Auctions has a collective number of 80 years’ experience dealing with Hollywood memorabilia and collectibles. The company recently announced a countrywide tour and auction of the screen-worn costumes from the hit blockbuster, The Hunger Games.
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Comedy Legends Cheech Marin and Tommy Chong
Smoke Out Theaters Nationwide To Celebrate 4/20

- Blazin’ Soundtrack Available April 9 from Ode Sounds & Visuals -

LOS ANGELES, CA (April 9, 2013) – Everyone’s favorite stoner duo is back - and animated - in CHEECH & CHONG’S ANIMATED MOVIE, rolling its way into theaters nationwide April 18. The high-larious film will hit 50+ theaters in cities across the country including New York, Los Angeles, Boston, Miami, St. Louis and Houston. Fans can learn more about the film and check for screenings in their area by visiting

Directed by Branden Chambers and Eric D. Chambers, this high-larious feature-length adventure is the perfect film to watch with your best buds! CHEECH & CHONG’S ANIMATED MOVIE showcases the legendary toker jokers like you've never seen them before – in animation. Catch the buzz as their most outrageous routines and laugh-out-loud lines from their ground breaking Grammy Award-winning albums come to life, including the original Ode recordings of "Dave's not here,” “Let's make a dope deal" and more. With help from a bud-lovin' body crab named Buster, Cheech & Chong “the masters of the smokin’ word” deliver the ultimate comedy high and give you the munchies for more.

The legendary comedy team has also baked up a bag full of songs for the film’s soundtrack, available through all digital retailers April 9. A blazin’ new animated and celebrity-studded music video for the album’s track “Cheech and Chong Anthem (WEed Are the World™),” featuring animated cameos from the likes of Mary Jane enthusiasts, Zach Galifianakis, Kid Cudi, Whoopi Goldberg, Wiz Khalifa, George Lopez, Bill Maher, B-Real, Willie Nelson, and more, drops April 15.

Following the theatrical release, fans can grab a copy of CHEECH & CHONG’S ANIMATED MOVIE on Blu-ray and DVD from Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment April 23.

The animation for CHEECH & CHONG’S ANIMATED MOVIE was produced entirely at Los Angeles based Chambers Bros. Animation. The film was produced by Lou Adler, Branden Chambers, Eric D. Chambers and Houston Curtis. Theatrical distribution was managed by D&E Entertainment.

With nine albums released from 1972 through 1985, the duo was nominated for four GRAMMY Awards, winning the GRAMMY Award for Best Comedy Album with their third album, Los Cochinos, released in 1973. Big Bambu, their second album, was the biggest selling comedy record of all time in 1972 and remained so for many years. Their stunningly successful comedy streak transitioned to film in 1978 with their first movie, Up In Smoke the highest grossing comedy of the year, topping $100 million at the box office. Cheech and Chong co-wrote and starred in a total of eight feature films together. In 2008, audiences were thrilled when the legendary Cheech and Chong reunited after 25 years apart, and embarked on the “Light Up America” comedy tour. The pop culture duo performed for more than 100 shows and quickly became one of the most sought after live shows.

Based in Hollywood, D&E Entertainment digitally distributes and markets independent films, documentaries, animated films and alternative content such as filmed music events to movie theaters across the globe. Formed in 2005 by entertainment executives and digital cinema pioneers Doug Kluthe and Evan Saxon, D&E delivers innovative theatrical programming via a worldwide marketing and distribution network.

Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, LLC (TCFHE) is a recognized global industry leader and a subsidiary of Twentieth Century Fox Film, a News Corporation company. Representing over 75 years of innovative and award-winning filmmaking from Twentieth Century Fox, TCFHE is the worldwide marketing, sales and distribution company for all Fox film and television programming, acquisitions and original productions as well as all third party distribution partners on DVD, Blu-ray™, Digital Copy, Digital HD™, and VOD (video-on-demand). Each year TCFHE introduces hundreds of new and newly enhanced products, which it services to retail outlets from mass merchants and warehouse clubs to specialty stores and e-commerce throughout the world.