Friday, May 01, 2015


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.

An Average Guy With A Family Full Of Celebrities Dreams Only Of Becoming A Manga Creator Until Romance Intervenes And Catapults Him Back Into The Life Of A Cute Actor He Knows From Childhood

San Francisco, CA, May 1, 2015SuBLime, the leading global yaoi manga publisher in the English language, is proud to announce the launch of the romantic comedy LOVE STAGE!! on May 12th.

The yaoi manga series by noted creators Eiki Eiki and Taishi Zaou will be released in print and digital and is rated ‘M’ for Mature Readers. Individual print volumes will carry an MSRP of $12.99 U.S. / $14.99 CAN.

A digital version of LOVE STAGE will also be available for an MSRP of $5.99 U.S.  each and will offer fans digital access to all volumes in two ways on – a DRM-free downloadable PDF that is viewable on any enabled eReader device and computer as well as via the online manga viewer found on the web site.

Though his family is packed with famous celebrities, Izumi Sena is just your average guy. Currently a college student, he is a huge otaku with aspirations of becoming a manga creator. But one day he gets roped into filming a TV commercial and meets hot young actor Ryoma Ichijo. Could this be the same boy he starred in a commercial with over ten years ago?!

LOVE STAGE!! has been adapted into a drama CD as well as a popular 10-episode anime series that is available both on DVD and via streaming in the U.S. The creators of the manga also publish doujinshi (independent comics) under the name "Kozouya.” Fans can find out more about Eiki Eiki and illustrator Taishi Zaou at their website,

“Fans have been very excited for this release ever since we first announced during our manga panel at last year’s YaoiCon plans to publish LOVE STAGE!!,” says SuBLime Editor Jennifer LeBlanc. “The series’ creators, Eiki Eiki and Taishi Zaou, are renowned among legions of yaoi and shojo manga fans for their collaborative works and we are thrilled to debut their first title for the SuBLime imprint!”

Eiki Eiki is the creator of numerous yaoi and shojo manga. Her previous English-language releases include TrainTrain, Millennium Prime Minister, and The Art of Loving.

Manga illustrator Taishi Zaou’s works have been published in English, French, and German. Her previous English-language releases include Green Light, Fevered Kiss, Living For Tomorrow, Mysterious Love, and Electric Hands.

For up-to-date news and release information, please visit the SuBLime website at, or follow SuBLime on Twitter at @SuBLimeManga, Facebook at, and Tumblr at

About SuBLime
SuBLime is a global yaoi/boys’ love manga publisher that presents English-speaking fans everywhere with a broad selection of high quality titles. SuBLime offers titles digitally worldwide available at, with many available in download-to-own format, and selections in print also available in English-language editions worldwide.

LOVE STAGE!! Volume 1 ©Eiki EIKI 2011 ©Taishi ZAOU 2011

Support Local Comics Retailers On May 2nd And Receive

VIZ Media announces its participation in the 2015 Free Comic Book Day with a special FREE Shonen Jump manga (graphic novel) sampler featuring action-packed previews of JOJO'S BIZARRE ADVENTURE: PART 1 - PHANTOM BLOOD and YU-GI-OH! The company’s all-ages Perfect Square imprint also participates with a FREE POKÉMON ADVENTURES X•Y manga sampler highlighting the latest series from the venerable hit entertainment brand.

Scheduled for Saturday, May 2nd at thousands of retail locations nationwide, Free Comic Book Day is an annual promotional campaign developed by the North American comic book industry to bring new readers of all ages and interests into independent comic book stores. Free Comic Book Day began in 2002 and is coordinated by the industry's single largest distributor, Diamond Comic Distributors. Readers can visit to find a local participating retailer in their area.

VIZ Media participates this year as a Gold Level Sponsor and offers two FREE exclusive releases (available while supplies last).

Check out the kinetic action of two smash hit titles from VIZ Media’s Shonen Jump imprint – JOJO’S BIZARRE ADVENTURE and YU-GI-OH!

Dive into the paranormal action saga, JOJO’S BIZARRE ADVENTURE (rated ‘T+’ for Older Teens), by creator Hirohiko Araki. The legendary manga series is now available in English for the first time, in a deluxe hardcover edition featuring color pages and newly-drawn cover art! JOJO’S BIZARRE ADVENTURE is a groundbreaking title, famous for its outlandish characters, wild humor and frenetic battles. A multigenerational tale of the heroic Joestar family and their never-ending battle against evil! Don’t miss the print debut of JOJO'S BIZARRE ADVENTURE: PART 1 - PHANTOM BLOOD, Volume 2 on May 5th; MSRP: $19.99 U.S. / $22.99 CAN.

Manga creator Kazuki Takahashi’s famed series, YU-GI-OH! (rated ‘T’ for Teens) depicts the fantastic adventures of tenth-grader Yugi, a boy who always had his head in some game – until he solved the Millennium Puzzle, an Egyptian artifact containing the spirit of a master gambler from the age of the pharaohs! Possessed by the puzzle, Yugi becomes Yu-Gi-Oh, the King of Games, and challenges evildoers to the Shadow Games...weird games with high stakes and high risks! Catch the print debut of the latest YU-GI-OH! 3-in-1 omnibus edition, Volume 2, on May 5th; MSRP: $14.99 U.S. / $16.99 CAN.

Sample the action, exotic locales and imaginative characters of the latest POKÉMON ADVENTURES manga series – POKÉMON ADVENTURES X•Y – based on the Pokémon X and Pokémon Y video games and the newest story arc for the popular entertainment property to join Perfect Square’s expansive catalog of POKÉMON manga and anime titles.

In POKÉMON ADVENTURES X•Y (rated ‘A’ for All Ages) some of your favorite Pokémon game characters jump out of the screen and into the pages of this action-packed comic! The new series is written by Hidenori Kusaka with artwork by Satoshi Yamamoto. Legendary Pokémon Xerneas and Yveltal’s battle against each other is destroying Vaniville Town. Can X and Y save the town and its residents?! Also catch a special bonus mini-feature of the original Pokémon ADVENTURES series as well as Pokémon ADVENTURES BLACK & WHITE!

For information on other all-ages titles available from the Perfect Square imprint, please visit:

For more information on Shonen Jump and other manga titles published by VIZ Media, please visit:


FCBD 2015 - Jojo
ComiXology Launches Refer-a-Friend Program

April 30th, 2015 – New York, NY – Today, comiXology, the revolutionary cloud-based digital comics platform, announced the latest way to spread the love of comics with the launch of comiXology’s Refer-A-Friend program – an all-new initiative for fans to benefit when they share their love of comics, graphic novels, and manga. Comic fans using comiXology’s Refer-A-Friend program will receive a $5 eGift card for each new friend they refer, and that friend will receive a special $5 coupon to use on their first purchase of $10 or more.
“ComiXology’s mission is to make every person on the planet a comics fan,” said comiXology co-founder and CEO David Steinberger. “Many of our customers embrace this mission, and our Refer-a-Friend program rewards them for spreading the love of comics. Introduce a friend to a great comic, graphic novel or manga, and earn money towards buying more for yourself.”
To earn credits, comiXology fans just need to follow these simple steps:
  • Go to and log in.
  • Choose to share via Facebook, Twitter or email.
  • When your friends click your link, they’ll receive a unique $5 coupon to use on their first purchase of $10 or more.
  • Once they make their first purchase ever with comiXology of $10 or more, you’ll receive a $5 eGift card for your hard work!
The Refer-a-Friend feature is only available on
Full terms and conditions including eligible states can be viewed here:
The FAQ can be viewed here:
With over 50,000 comics, graphic novels and manga from more than 75 publishers, comiXology offers the widest selection of digital comics in the world. ComiXology’s immense catalog and cinematic Guided View reading experience make it the best digital platform for comic and graphic novel fans worldwide.

Find your favorite comics and graphic novels at and try the comiXology app available on all major mobile platforms.
About comiXology
ComiXology, an, Inc. subsidiary (NASDAQ:AMZN), has 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 a top ten grossing iPad app in 2011 and 2012 and the top grossing non-game iPad app in 2012 and 2013. Offering the broadest library of comic book content from over 75 publishers – and independent creators as well – comiXology will not stop until everyone on the face of the planet has become a comic book fan. ComiXology is based in New York City, with operations in Los Angeles and Paris.

ORPHAN BLACK – Original Television Soundtrack
AND ORPHAN BLACK – Original Television Score
Both Recordings To Be Available On May 19th
With Two Vinyl Releases Of the Soundtrack Planned For The Summer
(April 30, 2014– Los Angeles, CA) – On May 19th, Varèse Sarabande will release two albums of music from Temple Street Production's hit series ORPHAN BLACK, the original soundtrack featuring songs by Tears For Fears, Meredith Brooks and the “Theme From Orphan Black” by Two Fingers, as well as the original score album composed by Trevor Yuile (BEING ERICA, BILLABLE HOURS).  In addition, a 1,000-unit picture disc of the soundtrack album will be exclusively available at Hot Topic on July 24, 2015.  A regular vinyl release of the soundtrack album is planned for a late summer release. The Varèse Sarabande deal was brokered by Striker Entertainment on behalf of Temple Street Productions.
“Throughout the creation of the show, music has helped us paint each clone into a distinct, layered world,” described show co-creator and executive producer Graeme Manson.  “I always write with music playing, and procrastinate by keeping extensive character playlists. These were shared with Tatiana, who also uses playlists to find the particular grooves of her clones.”
Sarah (Tatiana Maslany) is a streetwise outsider, currently on the run from a bad relationship and painfully separated from her own daughter. When an eerily lookalike stranger commits a shocking suicide right in front of her, Sarah sees a potential solution to all her problems by assuming the dead woman’s identity and clearing out her bank account. But instead, she stumbles headlong into a kaleidoscopic thriller mystery, and soon uncovers an earth-shattering secret: she is a clone. As Sarah searches for answers, she soon learns there are more like her out there, genetically identical individuals, nurtured in wildly different circumstances. And someone is trying to kill them off, one by one.
Manson continued, “Of our British Invasion characters, Sarah and Mrs. S provided two generations of punk aesthetic, while Felix brought heavy eyeliner and a New Romanic flavour.  Cosima's dubsteppy electronica grew organically from an imagined ravey West Coast past.”  
"By working with our licensing partner Striker Entertainment, we've been able to explore creative and unique ways to reach our fans and extend the Orphan Black brand beyond the small screen," commented, John Young, Managing Director of Temple Street Productions.  "We're excited to team up with Varèse Sarabande on this incredible new venture.”
The soundtrack album includes songs like Meredith Brooks’ “Bitch”, famously lip-synched to by soccer-mom Alison who is generally represented by 90s pop, Daniel Romano’s “When I Was Abroad”, which plays when Helena breaks someone’s finger in the bar, Tears for Fears “Head Over Heels” played when Felix prepares for his date with the morgue-worker, and of course the “Theme From Orphan Black” by Two Fingers.
The second album features composer Trevor Yuile’s Canadian Screen Award-winning original score.  “I started with Sarah in the early episodes, everything was derived from her original palette,” Yuile described.  “If you listen closely, not only do the clones have their own themes and palettes, but I often borrow from one and bring it to another (depending on the scene) but they are all related, there’s a little Sarah in Helena, a little Helena in Alison, an so on.”
Composer/arranger/song-writer Trevor Yuile practically thinks in music. For him, music provides the emotional glue that connects the inner world of each character with the audience. Thus, a great music soundtrack is all about communicating the heart of the story in as efficient, but artful way as possible.

A few of Yuile’s TV credits include 2 seasons of King (Showcase), four seasons of Being Erica (CBC, BBC, ABC Soapnet, in 27 countries) as well as three seasons of Billable Hours (Showcase). As a songwriter for Universal EMI/BMI and Maple Records, Trevor has had songs featured Grey’s Anatomy, and The Ghost Whisperer. He also has writing credits for Disney Canada's Harriet the Spy, and CBC's How do you Solve a Problem Like Maria His sound is often characterized by innovative pairings of instruments, and beautiful melody lines. He boldly integrates differing styles and genres of music to achieve exciting new results and has arranged for practically every kind of ensemble, real or virtual.
“The original concept was to attempt to do an electronica type of score using mainly organic instruments. Either sampled or resampled, but to try and keep the original signal purely organic. From there, effecting or processing the samples as we needed,” Yuile explained. “It has come quite far from that original idea. But the thought was to allow it to become anything over time, like it was having its own sense of evolution.”
Season Three of ORPHAN BLACK is currently airing on BBC America and SPACE in Canada (Saturdays 9/8C).  The ORPHAN BLACK – Original Television Soundtrack and ORPHAN BLACK – Original Television Score, both on Varèse Sarabande, will be available digitally and on CD on May 19, 2015. 
ORPHAN BLACK – Original Television Soundtrack Track List

1. Theme From Orphan Black (Two Fingers)
2. Rain Of Gold (Young Empires) – Featured in episode one, season one
3. It Ain't You (The Ettes) – Featured in episode three, season one
4. Earthforms (Matthew Dear) – Featured in episode three, season one
5. Mon Ton Ton (Humans) – Featured in episode four, season one
6. Shuggie (Foxygen)
7. Bitch (Meredith Brooks) – Featured in episode eight, season one
8. Blame Fiction (The Belle Game) – Featured in episode ten, season one
9. Live In The Bedroom (Tim Moxam) – Featured in episode three, season two
10. Head Over Heels (Tears For Fears) - Featured in episode five, season two
11. Crazy (Diana Salvatore) - Featured in episode six, season two
12. When I Was Abroad (Daniel Romano) - Featured in episode six, season two
13. West End Sky (Elliott Brood) - Featured in episode six, season two
14. Love Is All Around (The Troggs) - Featured in episode seven, season two
To watch the preview video:
PORTLAND, OR April 22nd, 2015 – Oni Press, Portland’s premier independent comic book publisher, announced today the weekly digital chapter release on ComiXology of their upcoming young adult zombie survival graphic novel, Junior Braves of the Apocalypse Book 1: A Brave is Brave, by writers Greg Smith and Michael Tanner, and artist Zach Lehner. The 6-part weekly digital chapter release will begin May 5th and continue every week through June 9th, before the full physical release as a hardcover graphic novel on July 8th.

Junior Braves of the Apocalypse follows the young scouts of Tribe 65, returning from a camping trip to find swarms of bloodthirsty zombies have overrun their town, bringing death and destruction everywhere they go. With their families missing and their homes destroyed, these plucky kids must use of all their scouting talents, combined smarts, and teamwork to survive the end of the world. Junior Braves of the Apocalypse Book 1: A Brave is Brave is the beginning of an exciting new young adult graphic novel series that is one part Goonies and one part The Walking Dead. Full of zombies, adventure and handy tips for wilderness survival!

Oni Press is excited to be working with the creative team of Greg Smith, Michael Tanner and Zach Lehner on this title. Junior Braves of the Apocalypse Book 1: A Brave is Brave is poised to launch a much needed alternative to The Walking Dead for younger fans. Retailers, parents and comic book fans will be able to introduce young adults to comics through a relatable story and characters that still manage to thrill and entertain older readers.

About Oni Press

Oni Press has been Portland’s premier indie comic book publisher since 1997. Home to a range of rad comics including Scott Pilgrim, The Sixth Gun, Invader Zim, Rick and Morty, Stumptown, Princess Ugg, Letter 44 and The Bunker, Oni Press strives to create comics for you.
Gary Friedrich, Michael Golden, Gerhard, Ethan Van Sciver Highlight Artist Alley At Wizard World Comic Con St. Louis, May 22-24

Ken Lashley, Renee Witterstaetter, Danny Fingeroth Also Headline Lineup At America’s Center

Gerhard-Cover to Cerebus No. 144.jpgST. LOUIS, April 30, 2015 - Gary Friedrich ("Ghost Rider," "Sgt. Fury and his Howling Commandos"), Michael Golden ("Daredevil," "Hulk"), Gerhard (“Cerebus”), Ethan Van Sciver ("Justice League," “Batman”), Ken Lashley ("Superman," "JLA") and Renee Witterstaetter ("She-Hulk," "Avengers"), Danny Fingeroth (“Spider-Man,” “The Avengers”) headline the roster of comics artists and writers scheduled to attend Wizard World Comic Con St. Louis, May 22-24 at America’s Center. It is the third trip to St. Louis for Wizard World, Inc. (OTCBB: WIZD) and the eleventh event on the 2015 Wizard World Comic Con calendar.

Others in Artist Alley include Jim Mahfood (“Miami Vice: Remix,” "Clerks"), Jeff Butler (“Badger,” “Green Hornet”), John A. Russo ("Night of the Living Dead”), Tom Cook ("He-Man," "She-Ra") and Stuart Sayger ("Infestation 2: 30 Days of Night," "Machete").

In addition, all full-price Wizard World Comic Con St. Louis attendees will receive a limited edition exclusive variant cover “The Walking Dead” comic, drawn by a top Wizard World artist. Comics will be issued at registration while supplies last and VIP attendees will receive an additional black & white sketch version.

Celebrities attending include George Romero (Director - Night of the Living Dead), Christian Kane (“The Librarians,” “Leverage”), Naomi Grossman (“American Horror Story”), Joey Lawrence (“Melissa & Joey,” “Blossom”), Tara Reid ( American Horror Story, Sharknado), Giancarlo Esposito (“Once Upon a Time,” “Breaking Bad”), B.J. Britt (“Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.,” “Being Mary Jane”), Rick Cosnett (“The Flash”), Michael Rooker (“The Walking Dead,” Guardians of the Galaxy).

Wizard World Comic Con events bring together thousands of fans of all ages to celebrate the best in pop-fi, pop culture, movies, graphic novels, cosplay, comics, television, sci-fi, toys, video gaming, gaming, original art, collectibles, contests and more. Wizard World Comic Con St. Louis show hours are Friday, May 22, 3-8 p.m.; Saturday, May 23, 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Sunday, May 24, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
For more on the 2015 Wizard World Comic Con St. Louis, visit
About Wizard World (OTCBB: WIZD)
Wizard World, Inc. ( produces Comic Cons and pop culture conventions across North America that celebrate the best in pop-fi, pop culture, movies, television, cosplay, comics, graphic novels, toys, video gaming, sci-fi, gaming, original art, collectibles, contests and more. A first-class lineup of topical programming takes place at each event, with celebrity Q&A's, comics-themed sessions, costume contests, movie screenings, evening parties and more. Wizard World has also launched CONtv, a digital media channel in partnership with leading independent content distributor Cinedigm™ (NASDAQ: CIDM), and ComicConBox™, a premium subscription-based monthly box service. Fans can interact with Wizard World on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram and other social media services.

The 2015 Wizard World Comic Con schedule is available at:
Celebrate comics with SAVAGE DRAGON LEGACY #1
and enter to win a Mark Millar appearance for your store

This Saturday, May 2, in celebration of Free Comic Book Day, comics fans new and old will enjoy a free issue of SAVAGE DRAGON LEGACY #1 by Erik Larsen and a free issue of Top Cow/Image Comics’ TALES OF HONOR by Matt Hawkins and Linda Sejic when they visit any participating local comic book shop, while supplies last. In addition, retailers will have an opportunity to compete for an all-expenses-paid Mark Millar signing for their store.
Bestselling writer Mark Millar is challenging comic book retailers to get their staff in the Millarworld spirit with a very special FCBD competition. Comic book stores who send photos of their staff dressed as Millarworld characters to by midday GMT on Friday, May 8 will be entered for a chance to win a Mark Millar appearance at your store! The winner will be announced by Monday, May 11th and Millar will appear by plane, train, or automobile—at his expense—to sign at the winning store later this year.
With an enormous variety of characters to choose from, including Hit-Girl, Kick-Ass, Nemesis, The Fox (WANTED), Chloe and Lady Liberty (JUPITER'S LEGACY), Duke McQueen, and, most recently, Corbin and Danny from CHRONONAUTS, you can really get your creative juices flowing!
FCBD appearances Image Comics creators:

ACME 4 at Samurai Comics
1120 S. Country Club Drive #107
Mesa, AZ 85210

Jacob Semahn (GONERS)
Comic Factory
1298 E. Colorado Blvd.
Pasadena, CA 91106

Ryan Cady (WITCHBLADE CASE FILES), Ken Kristensen (TODD THE UGLIEST KID), Richard Starkings (ELEPHANTMEN), Brian Haberlin (SPAWN)
The Comic Bug
Culver City Teen Center
4153 Overland Ave
Culver City, CA 90230

Erik Larsen (SAVAGE DRAGON), Matt Hawkins (TALES OF HONOR)
Flying Colors Comics & Other Cool Stuff
Oak Grove Plaza Shopping Center
2980 Treat Blvd
Concord, CA 94518

Matt Hawkins (TALES OF HONOR)
Treasure Island Comics
5018 Mowry Ave.
Fremont, CA 94538

Nick Dragotta (HOWTOONS)
Alameda Public Library Main Branch
1550 Oak St
Alameda, CA 94501

Sina Grace & Michael Stock (PENNY DORA & THE WISHING BOX)
The Pasadena Public Library
285 E Walnut St
Pasadena, CA

Blastoff Comics
The Federal Bar
5303 Lankershim Blvd
North Hollywood, CA

Jimmie Robinson (THE EMPTY)
Blue Moon Comics
1560B 4th St
San Rafael, CA

Michael Moreci
Aw Yeah Comics
4933 Oakton St.
Skokie, IL 60077

Kyle Starks (SEXCASTLE)
The Book Broker
2717 Covert Ave
Evansville, IN 47714

Alex di Campi (NO MERCY)
Aw Yeah Comics
107 North High Street
Muncie, IN 47305

Kyle Higgins & Alec Siegel (C.O.W.L.)
Daydreams Comics
21 S Dubuque St
Iowa City, IA 52240

Kyle Strahm (SPREAD)
Elite Comics
11842 Quivira Rd
Overland Park, KS 66210

Kurtis J. Wiebe (PETER PANZERFAUST, RAT QUEENS, PISCES) & Johnnie Christmas (PISCES)
Third Eye Comics
2027-A West St
Annapolis, MD

Joe Eisma (MORNING GLORIES), Rob Guillory (CHEW), Kody Chamberlain (PUNKS THE COMIC), Robert Wilson IV (BITCH PLANET)
Bombshell Comics and Stuff
2103 Hardy St
Hattiesburg, MS 39401

Otis Frampton (ODDLY NORMAL)
The Source Comics & Games
2057 Snelling Ave N.
Roseville, MN 55113

1957 East 7th Street
Charlotte, NC 28204

Ryan Browne (GOD HATES ASTRONAUTS), Jason Howard (TREES)
Acme Comics
2150 Lawndale Dr,
Greensboro, NC 27408

Frank Barbiere (FIVE GHOSTS)
Zapp Comics
Valley Ridge Shopping Center
574 Valley Rd
Wayne, NJ 07470

Adam McGovern (NIGHTWORLD)
Dewey's Comic City,
13 Park Ave.
Madison, NJ 07940

Joe Kelley (BANG!TANGO)
Comic Book Depot
2847 Jerusalem Ave
Wantagh, NY 11793

Jim Zub (WAYWARD, SKULLKICKERS) **NOTE: This is a SUNDAY event**
Escape Pod Comics
302 Main Street,
Huntington Village, NY, 11743

Steve Orlando (UNDERTOW)
Comic Depot
514 Broadway,
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
Excellent Adventures
110 Milton Ave
Ballston Spa, NY 12020
Hollywood for Homeless Pets: A Salute to the Hollywood Superhero
Canfield Casino, E Congress St
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

Dragonvine Comics and Gifts
1859 Pioneer Pkwy East
Springfield, OR 97477

Comic Asylum
905 N. Jupiter Road #170
Richardson, TX 75081

Ryan Burton (DARK ENGINE)
Lyon's Den
20 W Bolivar S
Vidor, TX 77662

Greg Rucka (LAZARUS)
Gabi’s Olympic Cards and Comics
4230 Pacific Ave SE
Lacey, WA

Tim Seeley, Mike Norton, Jenny Frison (REVIVAL)
Johnny Cee's Cards
536 Grand Ave
Schofield, WI 54476

Christian Ward (ODYC), Duncan Fegredo (MPH), Kieron Gillen (THE WICKED + THE DIVINE)
Gosh! London
1 Berwick Street, London

Jeff Lemire (DESCENDER)
Gotham Central Comics
Missassauga, ON

Valentine de Landro (BITCH PLANET)
Dr. Comics
44 Kensington Avenue
Toronto, ON M5T 2J9

Ed Brisson (SHELTERED)
128 Lonsdale Ave
North Vancouver, BC

Celebrate & discover the amazing world of comic books on Free Comic Book Day! Taking place annually on the first Saturday in May, Free Comic Book Day is a single day when participating comic book specialty shops across North America and around the world give away comic books absolutely free to anyone who comes into their shops! For more information and particpating locations go to
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, fantasy, romance, horror, crime fiction, historical fiction, humor and more by the finest artists and writers working in the medium today. For more information, visit

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Frank J. Barbiere and Christopher Peterson Explore the End with Their New BOOM! Studios Series 'Broken World'

Broken World Main Cover
Broken World #1 Main Cover by Christopher Peterson

Broken World #1 10 Years Cover
Broken World #1 10 Years Incentive Cover by Frazer Irving (full wraparound image shown)

Broken World #1 Inventive Cover
Broken World #1 Incentive Cover by Christian Ward

April 29, 2015 (Los Angeles, Calif.) - Award-winning publisher BOOM! Studios is pleased to announce the June debut of Broken World, a new sci-fi thriller and survival adventure series from Frank J. Barbiere (Five Ghosts, Avengers World) and Christopher Peterson (Grindhouse, Mayday). Broken World explores the lives of people left behind on the last days of Earth, perfect for fans of Y: The Last Man or The Massive.
“It’s hard not to fall in love with a well-crafted survival story,” said BOOM! Studios Editor-in-Chief Matt Gagnon. “From zombie viruses to post-apocalyptic wastelands, we all love to cheer for the last survivors. For BROKEN WORLD, Frank and Christopher have created an intense, riveting story about a woman who chooses to live on in a world facing an extinction-level event from the stars.”
With a meteor days away from causing an extinction-level event on Earth, time is running out for Elena Marlowe. While most of the planet’s population and her family were approved by the government to escape on one of the giant spaceships headed to another planet, her application was denied due to her mysterious past. With the meteor fast approaching, Elena tries desperately to find a way to fake her way onto the last ship or else be left behind to die with the rest of Earth’s rejected denizens.
Broken World #1 arrives in comic shops on June 3rd with a main cover by series artist Christopher Peterson for the price of $3.99 under Diamond order code APR151199. Also available in a limited quantity are a 10 Years incentive cover by Frazer Irving (Annihilator, Uncanny X-Men) and a retailer incentive cover by Christian Ward (ODY-C).

The Final Order Cutoff deadline for retailers is May 11th. Not sure where to find your nearest comic retailer? Use or to find one! It’s also available for order directly from

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.