Thursday, March 24, 2016

For immediate Release: Dark Horse Comics Reveals the Final Issue 1 Cover, A Trailer and Preview Pages from the Eagerly Anticipated Comic Book Series DEPT. H. by Matt & Sharlene Kindt

March 24, 2016 - In advance of the release of the new creator-owned series DEPT. H by Matt and Sharlene Kindt, Dark Horse Comics has released the final cover to the first issue, a trailer and preview pages from the eagerly anticipated series.
Beginning April 20, Matt and Sharlene Kindt present DEPT. H, a riveting, undersea locked-room murder mystery. Each issue of the monthly series from Dark Horse Comics covers a period of 24 hours and follows the exploits of Mia, a special investigator hired to uncover the truth about what happened at a deep-sea research station. What she discovers is a mind-blowing crime scene filled with suspects with terrible secrets, strange deep-sea creatures…. and an impending flood.
The smartest man in the world has been murdered. Six miles deep in the ocean, there are seven suspects with compelling motives. A woman with her own connections to the victim is dispatched to the depths to solve the case. No one is safe.
Inspired by his love of Jacque Cousteau, Jules Verne, CREATURE FROM THE BLACK LAGOON and James Bond underwater action scenes, NEW YORK TIMES bestselling creator Matt Kindt collaborates for the first time on an ongoing series with his wife, Sharlene, who colors Kindt’s pages with evocative water colors. Together they’ve created a smart, pulpy adventure, one of the most anticipated new ongoing titles of 2016 and a worthy successor to Kindt’s critically acclaimed, bestselling MIND MGMT. We invite you to dive in.
DEPT. H # 1 by Matt & Sharlene Kindt
On Sale: April 20, 2016. PREVIEWS ORDER #:  FEB160017
Preorder your copy today at your local comic book store.
“Dept. H by Matt Kindt is my new fave comic, an underwater sci-fi whodunnit from Dark Horse Comics. Total, total genius!”—Mark Millar (Huck, Chrononauts, Kickass)
“Matt Kindt takes the murder mystery genre deeper than ever before.”--THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER/ HEAT VISION
"This is flat out fantastic. Classic Matt Kindt--mesmerizing, strange, soulful."--Junot Díaz, Pulitzer-Prize winning author of The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao
“Like a cross between sci-fi Jack London, The Abyss and the criss-cross espionage of Kindt’s previous material, there is no element of this new project we’re not ecstatically awaiting.”--PASTE MAGAZINE
"Dept. H is an enthralling, tense murder mystery, yes, and a damn good one at that. With riveting characters and and heartbreaking drama, it grabs hold and doesn't let go."--Cullen Bunn (Harrow County)
“A genre-bending mystery that will leave you clamoring for more...This is an artistically gorgeous book that exemplifies some of the best comics has to offer as a visual storytelling medium….Together, Matt and Sharlene Kindt have crafted an eerie tale of deceit that leaves you sympathetic to the weight bearing down on Mia, not just to find her father’s killer, but to make sure that she and the rest of the crew members don’t find themselves crushed by the looming pressure of an undiscovered killer - or by the ocean’s depths.”--NEWSARAMA
Terrifyingly good.”-Greg Rucka (Lazarus)
“An intense and unnerving story… Gripping.”--MULTIVERSITY
“Take a deep breath and hold on tight as Matt Kindt dives into the heart of a murder mystery at the bottom of the sea where nothing is as it seems.”-- Peter J. Tomasi (House of Penance, Batman and Robin)   
“I got to read the first issue of Dept. H by Matt Kindt and it’s rad. Read it or die from the bends. Maybe.”—Justin Jordan (Luthor Strode)
“It’s 24 meets Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy.”--GRAPHIC POLICY
“Gorgeous and a hell of a good read. Order it!”—Van Jensen (The Flash)
“Downright exceptional.”--COMIC TRASH
“One of the most exciting and original talents in the business”—The Los Angeles Times
About Dark Horse
For 30 years, 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. Founded in 1986 by Mike Richardson, 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 Eric Powell, Mike Mignola, Geof Darrow, Brian Wood, Gail Simone, Stan Sakai, and Guillermo del Toro, and comics legends, such as Will Eisner, Milo Manara, Kazuo Koike, Neil Gaiman and Frank Miller, Dark Horse has developed its own successful properties, such as The Mask, Ghost, X and Barb Wire. Its successful line of comics, manga and products based on popular properties includes Dragon Age, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Aliens, Conan, Tomb Raider, Halo, The Witcher, Serenity, Game of Thrones, and Avatar: The Last Airbender. Today Dark Horse Comics is the largest independent comic book publisher in the US and is recognized as one of the world’s leading entertainment publishers.

New Game of Thrones Collectibles Just In Time For Season 6

Concord, CA – Factory Entertainment, Inc., the Concord, California-based producer of licensed toys and collectibles is pleased to announce two brand new items from its Game of Thrones line, just in time for the series sixth season: Castle Black and The Wall Desktop Sculpture and The Red Keep Relief Sculpture.

Castle Black and the Wall Desktop Sculpture

Last year, Factory Entertainment debuted its Game of Thrones Winterfell Desktop Sculpture, the first in a proprietary line of screen-accurate scaled environments. Today, the company expands its offerings from that category with its gigantic Castle Black and The Wall Desktop Sculpture.

Fans familiar with the show already know that The Wall is a colossal fortification constructed millennia ago and that it is garrisoned by several structures along its length which are defended by the Sworn Brothers of the Night’s Watch who maintain their headquarters from one of those structures, the remote and isolated stronghold, Castle black.
Standing an impressive 12.5” tall, Castle Black, the elevator and a section of The Wall including its battlements are perfectly captured at 1:700 scale

The Red Keep Relief Sculpture

Factory Entertainment’s second new Game of Thrones collectible is another highly recognizable castle from the series, The Red Keep Relief Sculpture.

The Red Keep dominates the skyline of the city of Kings Landing. Located at the southeastern corner of the city, it overlooks Blackwater Bay and the Narrow Sea. It serves as the city’s primary fortress and redoubt and is the Seat of the Iron Throne.
Capturing the majesty of The Red Keep, Factory Entertainment’s artists were able to sculpt this collectible in a mixture of high and low relief, which are commonly used in historical art pieces.
Each piece is cast in heavyweight polyresin and is finished in a bronze effect and patina. The Red Keep Relief Sculpture has a choice of display options on the rear and can be either wall mounted or displayed on a desktop.
Both limited edition sculptures are individually numbered and come with a certificate of authenticity.
"To create these iconic pieces, HBO provided our designers with access to the original visual effects files used to create various props and sets from the series." said Barry Eldridge, Product Developer of Factory Entertainment's Game of Thrones sculptural lines. "In addition, scenes from the show were carefully scrutinized for fine details and master patterns were then meticulously hand sculpted to create immersive experiences. We truly feel that we’ve been able to accurately represent what’s presented on-screen and are very proud to offer these new pieces to GOT enthusiasts everywhere."
Both new Game of Thrones collectibles, as well as a wide range of other products from the show, are available to order now. Fans can also visit Factory Entertainment’s website for a chance to win a Winterfell Desktop Sculpture starting today.
For more information and to order, visit the following link:

About Factory Entertainment
Factory Entertainment, Inc. is a leading manufacturer and distributor of high-quality licensed toys, collectibles and home goods featuring a wide variety of entertainment properties and pop culture personalities, including Marvel, DC Comics, Game Of Thrones, Outlander, George R.R. Martin, Archer, Adventure Time, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Stan Lee, Men in Black, Ghostbusters, Universal Monsters, Jurassic World, Back to the Future, Jaws, Friday the 13th, Nightmare On Elm Street, Goonies, Temple Run and many others. For all the latest product information, please visit

Explorer and ‘Expedition Unknown’ Host, Josh Gates

NEW YORK (March 24, 2016) – With the successful sophomore season of “Expedition Unknown” featuring explorer Josh Gates in full swing, Travel Channel has greenlit the series for a third season to air later this year. Ratings for “Expedition Unknown,” currently premiering new episodes on Wednesdays at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT, are 143 percent above its time slot’s year-ago average for P25-54, with triple digit gains posted among W25-54 (+183 percent), M25-54 (+127 percent) and P18-49 (+142 percent). “Expedition Unknown” follows Gates, who also serves as an executive producer, as he journeys around the world in search of answers to some of the world’s most fascinating and iconic legends and stories.

“As one of the network’s highest-rated programs, ‘Expedition Unknown’ has shaped a strong and successful Wednesday night for Travel Channel,” said Courtney White, senior vice president, programming and production, Travel Channel. “Like Andrew Zimmern and Jack Maxwell, Josh Gates resonates with our fans – with over 5.4 million people tuning in each week to join him on his worldwide adventures. This season, we’re upping the ante with bold, ambitious adventures and mission-driven storytelling – you can’t help but get hooked.”

TRAVEL CHANNEL is a multiplatform travel lifestyle brand with the core mission of providing inspiring and compelling programming that takes viewers beyond their everyday destinations, making the unfamiliar familiar, whether it's around the world or around the block. A dual feed network that is also available in HD, Travel Channel is the world’s leading travel media brand, and is available in over 89 million U.S. cable homes. Owned and operated by Scripps Networks Interactive (NASDAQ: SNI), Travel Channel has offices in Chevy Chase, Md., and New York, N.Y.  Scripps Networks Interactive (NASDAQ: SNI) also owns and operates HGTV, DIY Network, Food Network, Cooking Channel and Great American Country.

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

RAICHT & SMITH Are Delivering Dreams and Changing Lives in “Tree Mail”

Rudy is hopping his way into your heart and inspiring your dreams this November!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: MILWAUKIE, OR—Dark Horse Comics announces Tree Mail, a forthcoming all-ages graphic novel from the New York Times best-selling The Stuff of Legend creators Mike Raicht and Brian Smith.
From the creative team behind Finding Nemo: Losing Dory comes Tree Mail and the world of Rudy.
“This book has been something Brian and I have been wanting to work on together for years,” says Mike Raicht. “If you’ve ever been an underdog, or had an impossible dream that was just too big for the world around you to contain, then Rudy the Tree Frog is the story for you.”
Rudy—a determined, optimistic frog—hopes to overcome the odds and land his dream job delivering mail to the other animals on Popomoko Island! Mike Raicht and Brian Smith deliver a full-color, all-ages romp that shows that the hopeful Rudy always hops forward, no matter what obstacle seems to be in the way of his dreams. And there are plenty of speed bumps, challenges, and detours on the way to becoming a full-time member in the island’s Royal Air Delivery Corps!
“I think he can inspire people young, old, and in between to chase their dreams and to truly become who they were meant to be, no matter what they’ve been told they’re ‘supposed’ to be,” says Brian Smith. “I think that is what Rudy and his adventures are all about. Becoming more than those around us, and maybe even we ourselves, believe is possible.”
The acclaimed creative team delivers a full, standalone adventure for all fans!
Tree Mail arrives on November 2.  Preorder your copy today at your local comic book store or favorite retailer.
The Stuff of Legend is currently in development as a major motion picture at Disney Studios!
Praise for Raicht and Smith’s previous work:
“This is some of the loveliest artwork I’ve seen in a comic book in a long, long time, and a darkly beautiful story to boot.”—Brian K. Vaughan, Saga, Y: The Last Man
“I love it! It’s a real page-turner. Economical, effective storytelling, with story and art complementing each other perfectly and hinting at something darker. Very involving.”—Frank Quitely, All Star Superman, We3
The Stuff of Legend is a genuine revelation. Grabs the reader by the heart and never lets go. I absolutely adored it.”—Gail Simone, Batgirl, Red Sonja, Leaving Megalopolis
“I absolutely could not put this down. Stunning art, a heart-wrenching story, characters I truly root for—this should be on everyone’s reading list.”—Mark Waid, Kingdom Come, Daredevil, Irredeemable 
“Wonderfully sweet, and at the same time eerie and unsettling. A bedtime adventure by the way of Cronenberg or Lynch. Don’t miss it!”—John Layman, Chew, Gambit, Cyclops
About Mike Raicht and Brian Smith
Mike Raicht is the author of numerous comics, including The Stuff of Legend, Wild Blue Yonder, Marvel Age: Hulk, Marvel Age: Spider-Man, X-Men Unlimited, Exiles, What if? World War Hulk, Joker’s Asylum: Killer Croc, Batman Incorporated Special, Superman, Redakai, Godzilla, Infestation: GI Joe, X-Files, Army of Darkness, Dark Shadows, and Finding Nemo: Losing Dory.
Brian Smith is the writer and/or artist behind such projects as The Stuff of Legend, SpongeBob Comics, Bravest Warriors, Hello Kitty 40th Anniversary Celebration (Perfect Square Books), Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Creepy Comics, Monsuno, Max Steel, and Ben 10.
Tree Mail has been developed and funded in collaboration with Noble Transmission, a comic book entertainment company for the digital age co-founded with the mission to deliver engaging content and “characters with character” that inspire.
About Dark Horse
For 30 years, 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. Founded in 1986 by Mike Richardson, 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 Eric Powell, Mike Mignola, Geof Darrow, Brian Wood, Gail Simone, Stan Sakai, and Guillermo del Toro, and comics legends, such as Will Eisner, Milo Manara, Kazuo Koike, Neil Gaiman and Frank Miller, Dark Horse has developed its own successful properties, such as The Mask, Ghost, X and Barb Wire. Its successful line of comics, manga and products based on popular properties includes Dragon Age, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Aliens, Conan, Tomb Raider, Halo, The Witcher, Serenity, Game of Thrones, and Avatar: The Last Airbender. Today Dark Horse Comics is the largest independent comic book publisher in the US and is recognized as one of the world’s leading entertainment publishers.

Nation’s Leading Manga & Anime Company Will Work Closely With Premier International Talent Agency To Develop Live-Action Content Based On Popular Japanese Entertainment Properties

San Francisco, CA, March 23, 2016 – VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media), the largest publisher, distributor and licensor of manga and anime in North America, has partnered with the premier global talent and literary agency, United Talent Agency (UTA), to develop a diverse range of live-action programming based on titles from VIZ Media’s extensive catalog of manga and anime properties.

The partnership will create significant new opportunities to further capitalize on the strong interest in Japanese pop culture and entertainment brands expressed by the Hollywood and international film studio communities, the broadcast industry, and a burgeoning range of emerging multimedia and online content producers.

“We are excited to start this partnership to push the boundaries of storytelling, innovation and character through VIZ Media’s prolific portfolio,” said UTA’s Howie Sanders, Co-Head, Book Department.

“The UTA partnership represents an important new direction for VIZ Media and our colleagues in Japan,” says Brad Woods, Chief Marketing Officer of VIZ Media. “Bringing the rich stories of manga and anime to life in new ways is an exciting opportunity with tremendous potential. UTA is an innovator that shares our vision, and their proven track record and strong relationships throughout the domestic and international entertainment sectors will be important factors as we move forward.”

VIZ Media is the industry leader in international manga and anime publishing, distribution and licensing. The company’s substantial roster includes massively popular titles such as BLEACH, DEATH NOTE, NARUTO, ONE-PUNCH MAN, ONE PIECE and TOKYO GHOUL, which are routinely featured on the BookScan Top 50 and New York Times bestseller lists. VIZ Media is the top manga publisher in the U.S. and one of the top three graphic novel publishers overall. Founded in San Francisco in 1986, VIZ Media marks its 30th Anniversary this summer.

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

About United Talent Agency
United Talent Agency is a premier global talent and literary agency representing many of the world's most acclaimed figures in every new and emerging area of entertainment and media, including motion pictures, television, music, digital, broadcast news, books, theatre, video games, fine art and live entertainment. The agency is also globally recognized in the areas of film finance, film packaging, branding, licensing, endorsements and representation of production talent. UTA additionally provides corporate consulting, venture funding and strategic advisory services to companies ranging from start-ups to Fortune 500 companies. In 2015, UTA acquired The Agency Group, the world’s largest independent music agency, to form UTA Music, a leading music touring and representation practice. UTA has offices in Los Angeles, New York, London, Nashville, Toronto, Miami and Malmo, Sweden.

About VIZ Media, LLC
Established in 1986, VIZ Media is the premiere company in the field of publishing, animation distribution, and global entertainment licensing. Along with its popular digital magazine WEEKLY SHONEN JUMP and blockbuster properties like NARUTO, DRAGON BALL, SAILOR MOON, and POKÉMON, VIZ Media offers an extensive library of titles and original content in a wide variety of book and video formats, as well as through official licensed merchandise. Owned by three of Japan's largest publishing and entertainment companies, Shueisha Inc., Shogakukan Inc., and Shogakukan-Shueisha Productions, Co., Ltd., VIZ Media is dedicated to bringing the best titles for English-speaking audiences worldwide.

Learn more about VIZ Media and its properties at

For Immediate Release: Dark Horse Comics Unveils Mike Mignola and Dave Stewart’s Cover for The Trade Paperback of HELLBOY IN HELL Volume 2

March 22, 2016 Legendary comic book writer/artist Mike Mignola will conclude his critically acclaimed series HELLBOY IN HELL in 2016, when Dark Horse Comics publishes the final and tenth issue on June 1 and the trade paperback, HELLBOY IN HELL Volume 2 which collects issues 6 through 10, in October. In advance of the release of the series’ conclusion, Dark Horse Comics has released the cover to HELLBOY IN HELL Volume 2 by Mignola and award-winning colorist Dave Stewart. Following the conclusion of HELLBOY IN HELL, Mignola will take a year off from illustrating interior comic book pages in order to focus on fine art painting.
“Doing the cover to this collection was tough and of course I overthought the hell out of it,” said Mignola. “It's the end of the series and so much happens. How do I get that onto a cover? In the end, after doing two self-rejected covers, I decided to just illustrate the title of the book. THE DEATH CARD. There is also a fairly subtle nod to the climax of the book in there, but mostly it’s illustrating the title while trying to do a composition very similar to the cover of the first collection. Since the two books do make one story, I really wanted to design the book covers so they would work well side by side.”
After facing off for a second time against the Vampire of Prague, Hellboy, dead and in Hell, comes down with a fatal illness, and seeks the help of an incompetent team of doctors. As he explores the geography of Hell, learning little from a confused pair of map makers, Hellboy gets a glimpse of the new World Tree that he helped to create, stands accused of murder by his own sister and, in a way, brings about the destruction of Pandemonium itself.
While 2016 will see the conclusion of HELLBOY IN HELL, ABE SAPIEN (which concludes in August) and B.P.R.D.: HELL ON EARTH (which concludes in November), Dark Horse Comics will publish new issues of HELLBOY & THE BPRD co-written by Mignola and iZOMBIE co-creator Chris Roberson and illustrated by fan favorite artists, as well as unannounced titles which Mignola will co-write, but not illustrate.
HELLBOY IN HELL Volume 2 is available in comic shops October 5 and bookstores October 18. Preorder your copy today at your favorite retailer or local comic book store.  
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HELLBOY IN HELL Volume 1 is now available from all major retailers.

HELLBOY IN HELL #9 and HELLBOY IN HELL #10 will be available in comic stores May 4 and June 1.  

“Since introducing Hellboy in March of 1994, Mike Mignola has built a huge comic-book universe around the character on par with what Stan Lee and Jack Kirby accomplished in the Silver Age of Marvel Comics.. . .  Each new visual is like a master class in establishing mood, and Mignola’s skill increases as he refines his line, proving that less is more when it comes to his pulp-inspired fantasy horror universe.”
“One of the most beloved characters in the comic book community.”
“An inspiration to creators hoping to achieve similar success with their own characters and ideas.”
About Mike Mignola
MIKE MIGNOLA’s fascination with ghosts and monsters began at an early age; reading Dracula at age twelve introduced him to Victorian literature and folklore, from which he has never recovered. Starting in 1982 as a bad inker for Marvel Comics, he swiftly evolved into a not-so-bad artist. By the late 1980s, he had begun to develop his own unique graphic style, with mainstream projects like Cosmic Odyssey and Batman: Gotham by Gaslight. In 1994, he published the first Hellboy series through Dark Horse. As of this writing there are twelve Hellboy graphic novels (with more on the way), several spinoff titles (B.P.R.D., Lobster Johnson, Abe Sapien, and Sir Edward Grey: Witchfinder), prose books, animated films, and two live-action films starring Ron Perlman. Along the way he worked on Francis Ford Coppola’s film Bram Stoker’s Dracula (1992), was a production designer for Disney’s Atlantis: The Lost Empire (2001), and was the visual consultant to director Guillermo del Toro on Blade II (2002), Hellboy (2004), and Hellboy II: The Golden Army (2008). Mike’s books have earned numerous awards and are published in a great many countries. Mike lives somewhere in Southern California with his wife, daughter, and cat.
About Dark Horse
For 30 years, 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. Founded in 1986 by Mike Richardson, 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 Eric Powell, Mike Mignola, Geof Darrow, Brian Wood, Gail Simone, Stan Sakai, and Guillermo del Toro, and comics legends, such as Will Eisner, Milo Manara, Kazuo Koike, Neil Gaiman and Frank Miller, Dark Horse has developed its own successful properties, such as The Mask, Ghost, X and Barb Wire. Its successful line of comics, manga and products based on popular properties includes Dragon Age, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Aliens, Conan, Tomb Raider, Halo, The Witcher, Serenity, Game of Thrones, and Avatar: The Last Airbender. Today Dark Horse Comics is the largest independent comic book publisher in the US and is recognized as one of the world’s leading entertainment publishers.

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Early pages from beloved co-creator unveiled
in time for new story arc

Skybound/Image is pleased to reveal early preview pages by series artist Cory Walker and tease the beginning of a new chapter in the INVINCIBLE saga.

New York Times bestselling author, multiple award-winning creator, and pop culture phenomenon Robert Kirkman (THE WALKING DEAD, OUTCAST BY KIRKMAN & AZACETA) reunites with original series artist Walker for the action-packed, plot-twisting new story arc coming this April from Image/Skybound.

In INVINCIBLE #127, Mark has returned from the past... to a very different future. Now he has to pick up the pieces of his life and try to put them back together.

"It’s great to be working with Cory again on Invincible," said Kirkman. "This is a very special thing for me, while Cory has come back for a couple of issues here and there, this is the real deal—six FULL issues! This is the first time since the first six issues that Cory and I have done a consecutive run on this book. It's very exciting, and as you will see in this issue, Cory is absolutely bringing his A-Game... and just wait until you see what's coming."

INVINCIBLE #127 (Diamond Code FEB160514) will hit comic book stores on Wednesday, April 20th. The final order cutoff deadline for comic book retailers is Monday, March 28th
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
Founded in 2010, Skybound Entertainment is a multiplatform entertainment company specializing in television, comics, film, digital content, interactive, gaming, and merchandise. The company is led by The Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman and his longtime producing and business partner David Alpert.

Official 1/12 Scale Rendition Of Legendary Martial Arts Pioneer And Film Star Debuts In May And Includes Swappable Alternate Head Sculpt Featuring A First-Ever Bearded Bruce Lee Design

Anaheim, CA, March 22, 2016 – Bluefin, the leading North American distributor of toys, collectibles, and hobby merchandise from Japan, Hong Kong and more, delights martial arts and pop culture fans and collectors as it announces the release of an official Bruce Lee premium statue from Storm Collectibles.

Personally approved by Shannon Lee, the daughter of the legendary late martial arts pioneer and film star, the 1/12 scale Bruce Lee statue will debut in May with an MSRP of $55.00 (USD) from authorized Bluefin retailers nationwide and also from a variety of leading online outlets. Pre-orders are available now from select outlets.

The new Storm Collectibles release was designed by renowned Bruce Lee sculptor, Arnie Kim, and features two extremely life-like swappable head sculpts, including the first-ever creation of a bearded rendition of Bruce Lee. The statue captures Lee in an iconic flexing pose, displaying his chiseled physique and prominent “wing-like” lat muscles. The 1/12 scale figure stands 7 inches tall.

Bruce Lee was a groundbreaking Chinese-American action film star, martial arts instructor, philosopher, and filmmaker. He starred in several highly influential martial arts movies such as Fist of Fury and Enter the Dragon and is widely regarded as one of the most iconic martial artists of all time. Lee’s martial arts philosophy and development of a style known as Jeet Kune Do, combined with his amazing physical abilities and on-screen charisma, drew him international acclaim and helped create enduring worldwide interest in martial arts.

Collectors are invited to check out additional Storm Collectibles figures available from Bluefin that include 1/6 scale pose-able figures of basketball legend and pop culture provocateur, Dennis Rodman, depicted in his “Bad Boy” wrestling attire, and heavyweight boxing champ, Mike Tyson, who is depicted in his early years when he fought for the U.S. Junior Olympic team. For complete details on all Storm Collectibles products carried by Bluefin, please visit:

About Storm Collectibles:
Storm Collectibles, a Hong Kong based company, was established in 2007 as a one-stop-source for action figures – we design, produce and distribute high quality, collectible 1/12th, 1/6th and 1/4th scale action figures and statues. We have a great passion for collectibles and our vision is focused on creating authentic, fully realized likenesses for each collectible figure. Storm Collectibles's official licensing partners are; Warner Bros., Capcom USA / Japan, Bruce Lee Enterprise, Mike Tyson, and Hulk Hogan. We simply give collectors what they’re looking for. Additional information is available at: 

About Bluefin
Based in Irvine, CA, Bluefin built its reputation as a leading distributor of Japanese toys, collectibles, novelty and hobby products. In recent years, Bluefin has grown to include a range of high quality collectible lines from the United States, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Singapore and established itself as the official North American consumer products and retail development partner for Studio Ghibli. Selling to thousands of specialty, chain and independent stores, Bluefin is an official North American distributor for Bandai Hobby, Kotobukiya and Capcom, is the sole provider of Bandai Tamashii Nations products, and is also the exclusive and official distributor for Hero Cross, Beast Kingdom, Comicave, Mr. Hobby, SEN-TI-NEL and X-Plus. Bluefin also represents TruForce Collectibles products worldwide. Additional information is available at:


Storm Collectibles Bruce Lee Statue
IDW And Wynonna Earp Head To WonderCon
Meet The Cast And A Bevy Of Comics Talent At The IDW Booth!

San Diego, CA (March 22, 2016) – Join IDW this weekend from Friday March 25th, to Sunday March 27th in Los Angeles, at WonderCon 2016! The IDW booth (#1415) will be bustling all weekend long with talented creator signings, convention exclusives for sale, and special appearances by the cast and crew of the forthcoming television series on Syfy, Wynonna Earp!

Debuting on Syfy April 1st, Wynonna Earp stars Melanie Scrofano (Supernatural, Haven), Tim Rozon (Lost Girl, Being Human), Shamier Anderson (Constantine, Defiance), and Dominique Provost Chalkley (The Avengers: Age of Ultron). The cast, comic book creator Beau Smith and series creator/show runner Emily Andras, will be on hand throughout the convention to celebrate the world premiere of the show on Saturday night! Make your way to the IDW booth on Saturday at 11AM for your chance to join them at the premiere and the exclusive after party!

See below for a full list of convention variants and debuts available only at the IDW booth!
  • Godzilla: Oblivion #1, cover by Brian Churilla, $5, Limit 5 per customer
  • Jem and the Holograms #13, cover by M. Victoria Robado, $5, Limit 5 per customer
  • Locke & Key, The Master Edition, Vol. 2, Pencil cover by Gabriel Rodriguez, $50 Limit 3 per customer
  • Star Trek/ Green Lantern: The Spectrum War HC, cover by Joe Corroney, $40 Limit 3 per customer
  • Star Wars Artifact Edition, color cover by Howard Chaykin, $150 Limit 2 per customer

Friday March 25th

2:00 – 3:00 The X-Files Joe Harris 
3:00 – 4:00 Street Fighter x G.I. JoeAubrey Sitterson
4:00 – 5:00 Godzilla: OblivionJoshua Fialkov
                    (*Check out the show exclusive!)
5:00 – 6:00 Long Distance – Thom Zahler

Saturday March 26th

10:00 – 11:00 Deviations – Amy Chu, Brandon Easton, Cat Staggs
11:00 – 12:00 Wynonna Earp Melanie Scrofano, Tim Rozon, Shamier Anderson, Dominique                                                            Provost-Chalkley, Michael Eklund, Emily Andras, Beau Smith
                       (*Win tickets to the World Premiere screening!)
12:00 ­– 1:00 Godzilla: Rulers of EarthChris Mowry
1:00 – 2:00 Edward Scissorhands – Drew Rausch
2:00 – 3:00 Street Fighter x G.I. JoeAubrey Sitterson
3:00 – 4:00 Orphan Black Graeme Manson, John Fawcett, Heli Kennedy
4:00 – 5:00 My Little Pony Agnes Garbowska, Tony Fleecs
6:00 – 7:00 Star Trek: Starfleet Academy – Ryan Parrott

Sunday March 27th

11:00 – 12:00 The Bigger Bang – D.J. Kirkbride
11:00 – 12:00 Godzilla: Oblivion – Joshua Fialkov
                        (*Check out the show exclusive!)
12:00 – 1:00 Wynonna Earp Melanie Scrofano, Tim Rozon, Dominique Provost-Chalkley,                                                               Michael Eklund, Beau Smith
1:00 – 3:00 Godzilla: Rulers of Earth  Chris Mowry
3:00 – 4:00 The Rocketeer at War Marc Guggenheim

And join us throughout the weekend at these panels to learn more about both IDW Publishing and IDW Entertainment!
IDW Publishing Panel, Friday, 3/25, 3:30p.m. - 4:30p.m., Room: 502A

Join IDW VP of marketing Dirk Wood, editor supreme David Hedgecock and a host of surprise guests for a lively discussion of your favorite publisher's upcoming schedule. Top secret reveals, prizes, a Q&A, and announcements, including one so big it will make your head spin!
IDW Entertainment Panel: The Slate, Friday, 3/25, 6:30p.m. - 7:30p.m., Room: 502A

Go behind the scenes of IDW Entertainment's amazing new shows airing in 2016. Max Landis (Chronicle) will take you on a time-traveling tour of BBCA's Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency. Even more surprises will come with writer and executive producer Emily Andras and lead actress Melanie Scrofano, who will share a sneak peek of Wynonna Earp, the dynamic, new supernatural action series premiering on Syfy on April 1. Hosted by IDW publisher and CEO Ted Adams, IDW Entertainment president David Ozer, and Circle of Confusion's Rick Jacobs.
IDW and Syfy: Wynonna Earp, Saturday, 3/26, 3:00p.m. - 4:00p.m., Room: 151

Get the exclusive first look at Syfy's action-packed new series with the cast and crew. Who is Wynonna Earp? A smoking hot, badass demon killer, that's who! Stars Melanie Scrofano (Supernatural, Haven), Tim Rozon (Lost Girl, Being Human), Shamier Anderson (Constantine, Defiance), Dominique Provost Chalkley (The Avengers: Age of Ultron), and Michael Eklund (The Call), Wynonna Earp comic creator Beau Smith, and writer and executive producer Emily Andras (Lost Girl) share exclusive footage, present behind-the-scenes sneak peeks, and participate in a Q&A. Hosted by IDW publisher and CEO Ted Adams, IDW Entertainment president David Ozer, and Circle of Confusion's Rick Jacobs.

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About IDW
IDW is a fully integrated media company which includes publishing, games, entertainment, and the San Diego Comic Art Gallery. All divisions of IDW are owned by IDW Media Holdings, Inc. (IDWM) which provides a wide range of entertainment products worldwide.
IDW Publishing’s renowned line includes some of the most popular comic books, graphic novels, and trade paperbacks in the industry: Transformers, G.I. Joe, My Little Pony, Star Trek, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, The X-Files, Ghostbusters, multiple monthly Disney titles, and many more licensed titles. At the core of IDW is its commitment to creator-owned comics, beginning with the company’s first comic series – 30 Days of Night. Other notable and award-winning titles include Locke & Key, Wormwood, Little Nemo in Slumberland, Ragnarök, V-Wars, and Archangel by bestselling sci-fi author William Gibson.
IDW Publishing is also home to the acclaimed imprints; Top Shelf Productions, The Library of American Comics, Yoe! Books, and the award-winning IDW Artist’s Edition line.
IDW Entertainment is currently in production on a slate of television shows including Wynonna Earp, premiering on Syfy April 1, 2016.