Friday, February 06, 2015

BOOM! Studios Celebrates 10 Years With Its 2015 Free Comic Book Day Special

BOOM! Studios Ten Year Celebration 2015 Free Comic Book Day Special cover by David Petersen
BOOM! Studios Ten Year Celebration 2015 Free Comic Book Day Special cover by David Petersen
February 6, 2015 (Los Angeles, Calif.) - Award-winning publisher BOOM! Studios is excited to announce the final details of its 2015 Free Comic Book Day offering, an oversized, full-color issue that showcases 10 all-ages-friendly titles from its Archaia, BOOM! Box, and KaBOOM! imprints.
The BOOM! Studios Ten Year Celebration 2015 Free Comic Book Day Special features a cover illustrated by Mouse Guard creator David Petersen and will contain the following stories:
Jim Henson’s Labyrinth
“Wisdom and Idioms”
Written and Illustrated by Cory Godbey
An all-new short based on Jim Henson’s Labyrinth. The Wiseman and his bird try to find some humor in the magical world of Labyrinth.
Written and Illustrated by S.M. Vidaurri
Young Carson discusses magic and time with a wizard in this special preview of the upcoming Archaia original graphic novel written and illustrated by Iron: Or, the War After creator S.M. Vidaurri.
Mouse Guard
“Service to Seyan”
Written and Illustrated by David Petersen
An excerpt from Mouse Guard: Baldwin the Brave and Other Tales. Gwendolyn learns about her mother Alma and the great warrior hall of Seyan.
Adventure Time with Fionna & Cake: Card Wards
Created by Pendleton Ward
Written by Jen Wang
Illustrated by Britt Wilson
A brand-new Fionna & Cake short from writer Jen Wang (In Real Life) and Britt Wilson (Adventure Time with Fionna & Cake)! Fionna and Cake are on the search for an opponent for Cake to play against in Card Wars.
Regular Show
“Coffee Shop Special!”
Created by JG Quintel
Written by Kevin Church
Illustrated by Coleman Engle
Based on the hit Cartoon Network animated series, Eileen and Margaret make Muscle Man his special drink.
Created by Charles M. Schulz
Story by Charles M. Schulz
Pencils by Vicki Scott
Snoopy looks to finally become the World's Greatest Author, but Lucy's help may not be the helpful push he needs.
“Fast Feline”
Created by Jim Davis
Written by Mark Evanier
Illustrated by Andy Hirsch
Nothing can keep Garfield from a good meal, even if it means having to beat the fastest cat to get it.
Created by Shannon Watters, Noelle Stevenson & Grace Ellis
Written by Noelle Stevenson and Grace Ellis
Illustrated by Brooke Allen
When the Lumberjanes aren’t taking care of pesky critters or crazy demigods, they’re making fun crafts like friendship bracelets. Friendship to the max!
“Table of Contents”
Written and Illustrated by John Kovalic
Fight the monsters, steal the treasure, and backstab your buddy! A wandering monster table appears in this short from the illustrator of the hit card game Munchkin, John Kovalic.
Help Us! Great Warrior
Written and illustrated by Madeleine Flores
Based on the hit webcomic and new miniseries from Madeleine Flores. Great Warrior gets attacked on the road!

The BOOM! Studios Ten Year Celebration 2015 Free Comic Book Day Special will be offered free to fans at their participating local comic book shop on Free Comic Book Day, May 2, 2015. Not sure where to find your nearest comic retailer? Use or to find one!

Founded by Ross Richie in 2005, Diamond Gem Award-winning “Best Publisher” BOOM! Studios ( generates a constellation of best-selling Eisner and Harvey Award-winning original and licensed comic books and graphic novels with the industry’s top talent. BOOM! Studios is comprised of four distinct imprints. The original Studios imprint is home to Mike Carey's Suicide Risk; James Tynion IV's The Woods; Mark Waid's Irredeemable; Sons of Anarchy; and Big Trouble in Little China. Steven Grant’s graphic novel 2 Guns was released as a feature film from Universal Pictures, starring Denzel Washington and Mark Wahlberg. BOOM!’s all-ages imprint KaBOOM! publishes Charles Schulz’ Peanuts; Jim Davis’ Garfield; Cartoon Network’s Adventure Time, Regular Show, The Amazing World of Gumball, and Steven Universe; Mike Kunkel’s Herobear and the Kid; and Natasha Allegri's Bee and PuppyCat. BOOM!'s experimental imprint BOOM! Box publishes The Midas Flesh and Lumberjanes. In June 2013, BOOM! acquired Archaia Entertainment ( Archaia is the Eisner and Harvey Award-winning graphic novel publisher of Mouse Guard, Cow Boy, Gunnerkrigg Court, Rust, and Jim Henson’s Tale of Sand. In October 2013, BOOM! Studios entered into a unique first-look relationship with 20th Century Fox, giving the studio access to its library of titles and giving the publisher access to Fox's vast catalog of films. In August 2014, BOOM! Studios began a similar first-look relationship with 20th Century Fox TV to develop properties for the small screen.

Where Do Heroes Go When Worlds CONVERGE?

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment hosts
Special Saturday, February 7 Screening/Event for


at The Paley Center for Media in Los Angeles

Family-Friendly Event set for Saturday at 2:00pm;
Free Tickets Available to Fans on First Come, First Served Basis

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment invites Los Angeles fans to get an early look at its latest animated adventure – LEGO® DC Comics Super Heroes: Justice League vs. Bizarro League – with a free family-friendly event on Saturday afternoon, February 7, 2015 at The Paley Center for Media (465 North Beverly Drive in Beverly Hills).

Filmmakers and members of the voice cast will attend the event for red carpet media interviews, a 2:00pm screening, a post-screening panel discussion, special prizes for all kids in attendance, photo opportunities with LEGO® DC Comics Super Heroes standees, and an autograph signing on collectible posters.

Confirmed to attend the event are Nolan North (voice of Superman/Bizarro), Troy Baker (Batman/Batzarro), Diedrich Bader (Green Lantern/Greenzarro), Kari Wahlgren (Wonder Woman/Bizarra) and Khary Payton (Cyborg/Cyzarro).

A limited number of free tickets are available to the general public, and families are encouraged to come enjoy the film and festivities. Fans wishing to receive free tickets to the Los Angeles event on February 7 must RSVP via email to

The body of all fan RSVP emails MUST include the first & last name of the entrant, a valid email address, and how many tickets are being requested. Tickets to the event will be distributed on a “first come, first served” basis, and fans will be notified via email.

In LEGO® DC Comics Super Heroes: Justice League vs. Bizarro League, Batman has joined the newly formed Justice League in order to keep tabs on Superman, a mistrust that is complicated by Superman’s clumsy but well-meaning – clone, Bizarro. Bizarro’s creation of the Bizarro League has caused confusion amongst the world’s greatest Super Heroes, but an even greater and mysterious threat may force the Justice League and Bizarro League to band together to defeat evil.

Produced by Warner Bros. Animation, DC Entertainment and The LEGO Group, LEGO® DC Comics Super Heroes: Justice League vs. Bizarro League will be distributed by Warner Bros. Home Entertainment on February 10, 2015.

JUSTICE LEAGUE and all related characters and elements are trademarks of and © DC Comics.


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: MILWAUKIE, OR—This June, the legend of Mulan continues—but with a completely new twist.
Though the future boasts endless technological wonders, only a very few can afford access to them. As a deadly new virus rages through the rich and the poor, threatening all of humanity, a warrior is awakened to stop the evil puppeteers behind it all! Centuries after her ancestor and namesake fought for China, a new Mulan has been chosen by the ancient Chinese Immortals to fight in a final battle for the world!
Helmed by writer Marc Andreyko (Batwoman, Manhunter), artist Micah Kaneshiro (Blackout, Broken Pieces), and newcomer creator Robert Alter, the series is set to usher in a new age for a beloved legend. A must-read for science-fiction fans, Mulan: Revelations sees a battle not only for China, but the entire world. The exciting series begins in June with a thrilling genre blend of Chinese martial arts and futuristic cyberpunk sure to excite fans of Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Mass Effect.
“Working on this project has been a dream. I’ve always been a fan of extrapolating on myths and legends and dealing with the themes that make them so timeless, and Mulan: Revelations has that in spades,” said Andreyko. “Robert Alter and artist Micah Kaneshiro are tremendous collaborators, and I cannot wait for readers to join us on this exciting journey. They are in for something they have never seen before!”
Head to a local retailer to reserve your copy today.
About Dark Horse
Founded in 1986 by Mike Richardson, Dark Horse Comics has proven to be a solid example of how integrity and innovation can help broaden a unique storytelling medium and establish a small, homegrown company as an industry giant. The company is known for the progressive and creator-friendly atmosphere it provides for writers and artists. In addition to publishing comics from top talent, such as Frank Miller, Mike Mignola, Neil Gaiman, Brian Wood, Gerard Way, Felicia Day, and Guillermo del Toro, and comics legends, such as Will Eisner, Neal Adams, and Jim Steranko, Dark Horse has developed its own successful properties, such as The Mask, Ghost, Timecop, and SpyBoy. Its successful line of comics and products based on popular properties includes Mass Effect, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Aliens, Conan, EVE Online, Halo, Serenity, Game of Thrones, and Domo. Today Dark Horse Comics is the largest independent comic book publisher in the US and is recognized as one of the world’s leading publishers of both creator-owned content and licensed comics material.

Special Curated Collections Each Compile Volume 1’s For Dozens Of Exciting Manga Series; Shojo Beat Valentine’s Sale Offers Complete Manga Series Bundles At A Substantial Savings

VIZ Media turns up the mid-winter reading fun with a digital update for February. Updates include the launch of several thrilling new manga (graphic novel) series as well as new volume releases of dozens of continuing titles including several noteworthy series finales that are not to be missed.

Readers also are invited to take advantage of a Digital Manga Starter Bundle Promotion that offers an opportunity to dive into the opening volumes from a wide collection of acclaimed manga series. Available for a limited time from February 9th and thru February 28th on, as well as through the ComiXology platform, the specially curated digital manga bundles each contain multi-title opening volumes sampled from VIZ Media imprints including Shonen Jump, Shonen Sunday, and Shojo Beat. Each bundle includes five volume 1 editions at a substantial savings over the regular digital MSRPs.

Readers can mark Valentine’s Day with the Shojo Beat Digital Valentine’s Sale that offers unique manga bundles collecting entire runs of several “Slice of Life” romantic titles by some of the shojo genre’s most celebrated creators including Chika Umino (HONEY & CLOVER), Io Sakisaka (STROBE EDGE), and Hinako Ashihara (SAND CHRONICLES).

New February Digital Manga Series Debuts:

HONEY BLOOD, Vol. 1 · Rated ‘T’ for Teens ·
DIGITAL MSRP: $6.99 (U.S. / CAN) · Available Now! 
When a girl at her school is attacked by what seems to be a vampire, high school student Hinata Sorazono refuses to believe that vampires even exist. But then she meets her new neighbor, Junya Tokinaga, the author of an incredibly popular vampire romance novel… Could it be that Junya’s actually a vampire—and worse yet, the culprit?!

THE ONE I LOVE (Single Volume) · Rated ‘T’ for Teens ·
DIGITAL MSRP: $4.99 (U.S. / CAN) · Available Feb. 10th
Combining CLAMP's legendary storytelling, color artwork and elegant prose, THE ONE I LOVE provides insight into the creators' intimate lives and passions. This unique and romantic 12-story anthology dives into the heart of the matter of insecurity and honesty, marriage and independence, and, of course, the single subject CLAMP seems to know best – love. 

WISH, Vol. 1 · Rated ‘T’ for Teens ·
DIGITAL MSRP: $4.99 (U.S. / CAN) · Available Feb. 17th
In this series from the dynamic manga creative team of CLAMP, one moonlit night Shuichiro saves an angel stuck in a tree. The angel grants him a wish to repay his generosity. Shuichiro replies, "I need no wish, I can get what I want on my own.” But they both soon discover that some wishes can't be fulfilled alone.

SOMEDAY’S DREAMERS, Vol. 1 · Rated ‘T’ for Teens ·
DIGITAL MSRP: $4.99 (U.S. / CAN) · Available Feb. 24th!  
Yume desperately wants to follow in her mother's footsteps and become a magic user in the worst way! She innocently practices using magic to help the people she encounters: struggling soccer players, the wrongly incarcerated, and a student who wants to show his moon-loving teacher a lunar eclipse on a cloudy evening. In this coming of age story filled with genuine imagination and a passionate sense of awe, follow Yume as she learns that the true magic in life can take place right inside her own heart. 

VIZ Media’s Digital Manga Starter Bundle Promotion runs through February 28th on as well as ComiXology, the revolutionary cloud-based digital comics platform.

FRESH JUMP Bundle · Promo MSRP $9.99
Bundle includes:
·         ALL YOU NEED IS KILL, Vol. 1
·         FOOD WARS!, Vol. 1
·         NISEKOI, Vol. 1
·         SERAPH OF THE END, Vol. 1
·         WORLD TRIGGER, Vol. 1

JUMP CLASSIC Bundle · Promo MSRP $9.99
Bundle includes:
·         BLEACH, Vol. 1
·         BLUE EXORCIST, Vol. 1
·         DEATH NOTE, Vol. 1
·         NARUTO, Vol. 1
·         ONE PIECE, Vol. 1

SHONEN SUNDAY Bundle · Promo MSRP $9.99
Bundle includes:
·         ARATA: THE LEGEND, Vol. 1
·         CASE CLOSED, Vol. 1
·         ITSUWARIBITO, Vol. 1
·         KEKKAISHI, Vol. 1
·         MAGI, Vol. 1

SHOJO BEAT Bundle · Promo MSRP $9.99
Bundle includes:
·         LIBRARY WARS, Vol. 1
·         KIMI NI TODOKE (FROM ME TO YOU), Vol. 1
·         SKIP BEAT!, Vol. 1
·         VAMPIRE KNIGHT, Vol. 1

VIZ Media’s Shojo Beat Digital Valentine’s Sale also runs thru February 28th on

Shojo Bundles · Promo MSRP $40.00 each ($4.00 per volume)
Available “Slice of Life” Shojo Series Bundles:
·         HONEY & CLOVER, Vols. 1-10; $40.00
·         SAND CHRONICLES, Vols. 1-10; $40.00
·         STROBE EDGE, Vols. 1-10; $40.00

Additional digital manga updates for February include new updates to 19 popular continuing series. Included in this update are the not-to-be-missed series finales for a host of popular titles such as, HAPPY MARRIAGE!? (Vol. 10), NURA: RISE OF THE YOKAI CLAN (Vol. 26), MAD LOVE CHASE (Vol. 5), DUKLYON CLAMP SCHOOL DEFENDERS (Vol. 2), and THE THIRD (Vol. 2).

Readers can enjoy all of these new manga titles that are available on and the VIZ MANGA App for the iPad®, iPhone® and iPod® touch, Android-powered smart phones and 7” tablets. The titles may also be purchased through the Nook, Kindle, Kobo, ComiXology, iBooks and GooglePlay stores. These dynamic digital platforms offer fans the opportunity to explore and enjoy a massive catalog of new and classic manga titles that span nearly 2,400 volumes across over 215 different series.

The free VIZ Manga App continues to be the top application for reading digital manga and features a massive library of the most popular series in the world. Through the innovative VIZ Manga digital platform registered users are able to use one account to view their purchased manga across more devices than ever. New series and volumes are added every Tuesday. Fans can also find these titles and more for the NOOK, Kindle Fire, and Kobo eReaders, as well as in the ComiXology, iBooks and GooglePlay Stores.

Most manga volumes are available for purchase and download in the U.S. and Canada within the VIZ Manga application starting from only $4.99 (U.S. / CAN) each. Readers can also explore free Chapter 1 previews of every series. For more information, please visit or

To learn more about VIZ Manga, please visit




Phoenix Comicon 2015 Welcomes First Guests
Phoenix Comicon 2015 is proud to announce ourr first guests for this year’s event. Summer Glau, Edward James Olmos, Billy Tucci, Mike Zeck, Lou Ferrigno, Sherrilyn Kenyon, Marv Wolfman and many more are slated to attend the 2015 Comicon in downtown Phoenix, Arizona from May 28-31, 2015. Full event passes are only $70 until March 31st and can be purchased at This year’s Comicon has something for everyone, from our guest appearances to our fan panels to just checking out the costumers roaming the convention halls. Everyone is welcome from infants to those that read the original Spider-Man as small children.  

Follow our official Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages for up to the minute updates of celebrity and industry guests and special events happening during Phoenix Comicon.

Summer Glau
Most recently, Summer has appeared in the television show Arrow, but she is best known for her portrayal as River Tam in Firefly and Serenity and as a Terminator in charge of protecting John and Sarah Connor in Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles.

Jason Momoa
Get ready to swoon! The future Aquaman will be visiting the desert.  Jason Momoa is also known for his previous roles in Stargate: Atlantis and as Khal Drogo in Game of Thrones.

Edward James Olmos
It’s hard to know where to begin when describing the accomplishments of Edward James Olmos.  Phoenix Comicon is humbled to be welcoming such an accomplished actor and director. His roles have been diverse, but for Comicon fans, he is probably best known for his role as William Adama in Battlestar Galactica and his current role in Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D as Robert Gonzalez.

Charisma Carpenter
Our favorite cheerleader who redeemed herself for fighting against evil in Buffy: The Vampire Slayer and Angel, Charisma Carpenter is currently hosting Surviving Evil on Investigation Discovery, with other recent guest spots on Sons of Anarchy and Blue Bloods.

Jim Beaver
Fans of Jim Beaver have a hard time deciding which is their favorite role for him. He is best known for his role in Deadwood, which earned him a Screen Actors Guild nomination. He also played advice-giving Bobby Singer in Supernatural and the conflicted Sheriff Shelby Parlow in Justified. Next time you’re up for a TV marathon, all three shows are highly recommended viewing.

Paul Cornell
Probably one of the best authors/screenwriters associated with the current Doctor Who franchise, Paul Cornell will be making a repeat visit to the Phoenix Comicom.  He is a Hugo Award winner for Best Fancast and a multiple nominee for Best Graphic Story and other categories. Follow him on Twitter to get his TARDIS-eyed view of the world.

Marv Wolfman
Award-winning comic book writer, Marv Wolman is best known for being the creator of vampire-hunter Blade during his run on Marvel Comics’ The Tomb of Dracula.  He has also worked on DC’s The New Teen Titans, where he co-created Raven. Two of his characters appeared in the new movie Guardians of the Galaxy.

Mike Zeck
Be sure to stop and say hi to Mike Zeck to see if he’s created any Phoenix Comicon exclusives! This comic book artist is best known for his work with Punisher and the Walking Dead comic books.

Renee Witterstaetter
Writer, editor, color artist, agent, and publisher Renee Witterstaetter has 318 comic book credits to her name. Alongside her comics work for Marvel, DC, and Topps Comics, she is the president of Little Eva Ink Publishing.  She is currently working on the Creator Chronicles DVD series, featuring interviews with major industry creators.

Sherrilyn Kenyon
In the past three years, New York Times bestselling author Sherrilyn Kenyon has claimed the #1 spot sixteen times. This extraordinary bestseller continues to top every genre she writes. With more than 25 million copies of her books in print in over 100 countries, her current series include: The Dark-Hunters, The League, Chronicles of Nick, and Belador. Since 2004, she has placed more than 50 novels on the New York Times list in all formats including manga. The preeminent voice in paranormal fiction, with more than twenty years of publishing credits in all genres, Kenyon not only helped to pioneer, but define the current paranormal trend that has captivated the world.

Billy Tucci
Award-winning creator of the graphic novel series Shi, Billy Tucci is a former paratrooper who has also created and published the properties ATOMIKA, Gremlin Effect, Victoria Cross, The Burning Blue and The Undaunted. His work has been featured in The New York Times, NY Daily News, Newsday, Elle and Playboy. In 2006 he pencilled Marvel's Heroes for Hire title, and in 2008 he commenced working on DC Comic's Sgt. Rock: The Lost Battalion. Tucci has also been working on animation and film projects.

Brian Staveley
After teaching literature, philosophy, history, and religion for more than a decade, Brian began writing epic fantasy. His first book, The Emperor's Blades, debuted to both critical and popular acclaim, and the second in the trilogy, The Providence of Fire, has also garnered rave reviews.

Cherie Priest
Cherie Priest is the author of over a dozen novels, including the steampunk pulp adventures The Inexplicables, Ganymede, Dreadnought, Clementine, and Boneshaker. Boneshaker was nominated for both the Hugo Award and the Nebula Award; it was a PNBA Award winner, and winner of the Locus Award for Best Science Fiction Novel. Cherie also wrote Bloodshot and Hellbent from Bantam Spectra; Fathom and the Eden Moore series from Tor; and three novellas published by Subterranean Press.

Lou Ferrigno
Lou Ferrigno is joining us at Phoenix Comicon again in 2015! Best known to many as The Incredible Hulk, Lou first portrayed the character in 1977 on television and in movies and continues to voice the role. Lou is also known for his appearances in The King of Queens, I Love You Man, Reno 911, and recently was in an episode of Star Trek Continues. Lou will again voice the Hulk in the upcoming Avengers: Age of Ultron.

Michael Martinez
Author Michael J. Martinez has spent nearly 20 years as a professional writer and journalist, including stints at The Associated Press and After telling other people's stories for the bulk of his career, He's happy that he can now be telling a few of his own creation. Michael is a member of the Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America and International Thriller Writers. His first two novels, The Deadalus Incident and The Enceladus Crisis are available now with the third novel, The Venusian Gambit being released in May of 2015.

Sam Sykes
Sam Sykes is the author of The City Stained Red and The Aeons' Gate Trilogy. He lives in Arizona. He is very tall and handsome and can catch a salmon out of a stream with his hands.

Scott Sigler
New York Times best-selling author Scott Sigler is the author of fifteen novels, six novellas and dozens of short stories including his YA Galactic Football League series (The Rookie, The Starter, The All-Pro, The MVP, and The Champion). Scott reinvented book publishing when he released Earthcore the world's first "podcast-only" novel. Released in twenty weekly episodes, Earthcore harkened back to the days of serialized radio fiction. His innovative use of technology puts him at the forefront of modern-day publishing and has garnered brand-name exposure among hundreds of thousands of fiction fans and technology buffs.

Weston Ochse
Weston Ochse is the author of twenty books, most recently two SEAL Team 666 books, which the New York Post called 'required reading' and USA Today placed on their 'New and Notable List of 2012.' His first novel, Scarecrow Gods, won the Bram Stoker Award for Superior Achievement in First Novel and his short fiction has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize, as well as been multiple finalists for the Bram Stoker Award. His work has appeared in comic books, and magazines such as Cemetery Dance and Soldier of Fortune.

Yvonne Navarro
An American author who has published over twenty books, the titles AfterAge, deadrush, Final Impact, Red Shadows, DeadTimes, That's Not My Name and Mirror Me were solo novels, or fiction created solely by her. Her most recent works Highborn and Concrete Savior are part of The Dark Redemption Series.