Friday, July 08, 2016

The Nightmare Reborn in “The Art of Gears of War 4”

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: MILWAUKIE, OR—This winter, Dark Horse will deliver a stunning new art book for one of the most acclaimed video game franchises in history with The Art of Gears of War 4!
Upon its release, the original Gears of War revolutionized third-person-shooter games with a combination of gorgeous environments, iconic characters, and brutal action. Now, almost a decade later, a new generation of heroes has taken up the fight, defending their adopted home world from an emergent alien menace unlike anything seen before.
To commemorate the next chapter of the Gears of War epic, Dark Horse Books is joining forces with The Coalition to bring fans The Art of Gears of War 4. Featuring hundreds of individual pieces of concept and production art, and intimate commentary from the game’s creators, this gorgeous volume is a must-have item for veteran Gears and rookies alike!
The Art of Gears of War 4 is in stores December 20, 2016. Preorder your copy today at your local comic shop or through these fine retailers:
About The Coalition
The Coalition is a growing team of talented, creative, fun-loving professionals from around the world who are united in their passion for “Gears of War.” Located in Vancouver, Canada, the studio is dedicated to pushing the “Gears” franchise to new heights with its belief that if you want to go far, go together.
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.

Dark Horse to Publish “The Art of Battlefield 1”

An Intimate Look Into EA DICE’s New Battlefield Opus
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: MILWAUKIE, OR—Dark Horse proudly announces the newest video game art book in its long line of best-selling, award-winning titles: The Art of Battlefield 1!
The Art of Battlefield 1 collects hundreds of pieces of art chronicling the production of EA DICE’s latest entry in the iconic first-person action series. Visit the scenes of the history-shaping conflicts of World War I and examine the gear of some of the 20th century’s most intimidating soldiers. This is a volume that will thrill gamers in a stylish package that collectors will adore.
As the Great War rages, heretofore-inconceivable engines of destruction shake the ground and pierce the sky. Cavalries charge across the smoky landscape, legions of riders and beasts locked in a fierce new form of combat. This is the war to end wars. This is Battlefield.
The Art of Battlefield 1 is in stores October 25, 2016. Preorder your copy today at your local comic shop or through these fine retailers:
Barnes and Noble

Praise for Battlefield 1:
Battlefield 1 feels like the most advanced, innovative FPS in years.” — GamesRadar+

DICE (EA Digital Illusions Creative Entertainment) is an Electronic Arts studio based in Stockholm, Sweden and is the award-winning developer of video game franchises such as Battlefield, Star Wars Battlefront, and Mirror’s Edge: Catalyst. More information is available at and
DICE, Battlefield, and Battlefield 1 are trademarks of Electronic Arts Inc. and its subsidiaries.
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.
We’re Breaking the First Rule of Fight Club … For a Good Reason
MILWAUKIE, Ore., July 6, 2016 — Dark Horse is proud to announce Fight Club 2 is the number-one hardcover graphic novel on the New York Times ( best-seller list. Written by novelist Chuck Palahniuk, illustrated by Eisner Award-winning artist Cameron Stewart, lettered by Nate Piekos of Blambot, colored by award winner Dave Stewart, and featuring a cover by David Mack, Fight Club 2 is Palahniuk’s first foray into comic book writing and his first New York Times best-seller.
Palahniuk expressed gratitude for his faithful fans. “Hitting NUMBER ONE has never been my goal, but it’s a beautiful, unexpected gift from so many of the readers I’m meeting on tour. Thank you. Tyler lives!”
Set ten years after the events of Fight Club, Fight Club 2 finds Sebastian living a mundane life and still in a dysfunctional relationship with Marla. The sequel explores Sebastian’s struggles to restrain Tyler Durden in his subconscious. Unfortunately, Sebastian’s life is turned upside down when Tyler re-emerges to create chaos.
Chuck Palahniuk is currently on a book tour promoting Fight Club 2. For more information on signings, please visit:
Fight Club 2 is available in bookstores everywhere.
Chuck Palahniuk will publish his first coloring book for adults on October 26, 2016. Bait: Off-Color Stories for You to Color is Chuck’s second short story collection, with eight bizarre tales for fans to enjoy.
Fight Club 2 received rave reviews:
“If you’re looking for a punch to the cerebral cortex, definitely pick this up. I want you to read this as hard as you can.” — Boing Boing
“Rule #1 of Fight Club is that you don’t talk about Fight Club. But after reading Fight Club 2, it’s clear that we should be talking about Fight Club. ‘Tyler Lives,’ and I couldn’t be happier [about] the prospect of more bedlam.” — Newsarama
“In the post-9/11 present, a hyperactive, Internet-obsessed, war- and recession-weary America apparently needs Tyler again.” — The Atlantic
“Palahniuk is delivering a worthy sequel to his most beloved story.” — Nerdist

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.

ComiXology Announces “Comic Book All Stars” Collectible Trading Cards for San Diego Comic-Con
Comic-Con International San Diego, CA
 July 20th - 24th
Booth #2547
July 7, 2016 – New York, NY – ComiXology, Amazon’s premier digital comic shopping & reading platform, announced today its exclusive 2016 Comic Con International promotion giveaway: “Comic Book All Stars” collectible trading cards. Each of the 26 cards will spotlight a photo or self-portrait by fan-favorite comic book creators like The Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman, Love & Rockets cartoonists Gilbert and Jaime Hernandez, acclaimed Ms. Marvel writer G. Willow Wilson, and the national ambassador for young people’s literature, cartoonist Gene Yang. Each card includes a redemption code for a free title on that has been handpicked by the spotlighted creator.
"These collectible trading cards are a fun way to pay tribute to the amazing writers and artists whose creativity inspires and excites us all," said comiXology Co-founder and CEO, David Steinberger. "Whether you love superheroes, indies, graphic novels, all-ages adventures, manga, or all of the above like me, there's never been a better time to discover new comics – and fall in love with the creators."
The “Comic Book All Stars” collectible trading card set features the following creators:
Brian Azzarello, writer: American Monster (AfterShock Comics)
Brian Michael Bendis, writer: Powers (Marvel Comics)
Marguerite Bennett, writer: Insexts (AfterShock Comics)
Amanda Conner, artist: Painkiller Jane (PaperFilms)
Katie Cook, writer/artist: My Little Pony (IDW Publishing)
Kelly Sue DeConnick, writer: Bitch Planet (Image Comics)
Matt Fraction, writer: Sex Criminals (Image Comics)
Kieron Gillen, writer: The Wicked + The Divine (Image Comics)
Simon Hanselmann, writer/artist: Megahex (Fantagraphics Books)
Gilbert Hernandez, writer/artist:  Love And Rockets (Fantagraphics Books)
Jaime Hernandez, writer/artist:  Love And Rockets (Fantagraphics Books)
Jody Houser, writer:  Faith (Valiant Entertainment)
Robert Kirkman, writer:  Outcast (Image Comics/Skybound Entertainment)
Hope Larson, writer:  Goldie Vance (BOOM! Studios)
Tula Lotay, artist: Supreme Blue Rose (Image Comics)
Jeff Lemire, writer: Descender (Image Comics)
Shawn Martinbrough, artist:  Thief Of Thieves (Image Comics/Skybound Entertainment)
Jamie McKelvie, artist:  The Wicked + The Divine (Image Comics)
Mike Mignola, writer/artist: Hellboy (Dark Horse Comics)
Dustin Nguyen, artist: Descender (Image Comics)
Tsutomu Nihei, writer/artist: Knights Of Sidonia (Kodansha Comics)
Stan Sakai, writer/artist: Usagi Yojimbo (Dark Horse Comics)
Scott Snyder, writer: Batman (DC Comics)
Babs Tarr, artist: Batgirl (DC Comics)
G. Willow Wilson, writer: Ms. Marvel (Marvel Comics)
Gene Yang, writer/artist: The New Superman (DC Comics)
Comic-Con International takes place in San Diego, CA. from July 20th - 24th with comiXology exhibiting at booth #2547. ComiXology will be hosting ten panels this year at the show and during every panel a limited supply of trading cards, as well as Kindle Fire HD devices, will be given out to lucky attendees. The “Comic Book All Stars” collectible trading cards will also be available at designated times during the convention at the comiXology Booth. The company will be announcing creator signings and card drops via social media and its Tumblr closer to the convention.
"We want to make everyone on the planet a comics fan," said Steinberger. "And we like to have fun while doing it. These cards are a fun throwback, and hopefully collectors will discover their next favorite creator while collecting the whole set."
About comiXology
ComiXology, an, Inc. subsidiary (NASDAQ:AMZN), is a revolutionary, cloud-based digital comics platform. With content from over 125 publishers as well as thousands of independent creators from around the world, comiXology provides an unrivaled library of comic books, graphic novels, manga and bandes dessinées. The company’s first in class innovations include the exclusive Guided View technology which provides an immersive and cinematic reading experience and a new monthly subscription service. ComiXology is based in New York City, with operations in Seattle, Los Angeles and Paris. For more information visit and follow the company on Twitter, Facebook and Tumblr.

Smith and Grunberg Go Behind-The-Scenes of The Con That Started It All
With Special Guest “Star Trek Beyond” Composer Michael Giacchino,
Plus Exclusive Access And Interviews
With Artists From Your Favorite Games, TV Shows And Films
Including Oscar® Winner and “Jason Bourne” star Matt Damon

New York, NY – July 7, 2016 – AMC announced today that new late-night talk show, “Geeking Out” will premiere with a special episode on Sunday, July 24 at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT focusing on all things Comic-Con® International: San Diego. Hosted by Kevin Smith (“Comic Book Men,” “Clerks”) and Greg Grunberg (“Heroes, “Lost,” “Alias,” “Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens” and graphic novel Dream Jumper), the 30-minute show takes a timely look at pop culture through a fanboy lens and features talk, celebrity interviews and out-of-the-studio segments.

In this special episode, Smith makes a pre-Comic-Con® pit-stop in Las Vegas to visit his friend Matt Damon and discuss the eagerly awaited new installment of the “Bourne” franchise, “Jason Bourne.” Smith and Grunberg then head to San Diego and will give viewers an all-access VIP pass through the convention, including a conversation with Oscar®-winning composer Michael Giacchino, who gives Grunberg a preview of “Star Trek Beyond” IMAX and a first-look at the live orchestra that will perform along with the film. Our hosts will then hit the convention floor to chat with some of the biggest graphic novel creators and artists, and get an inside look at the other stars of Con culture: cosplayers.

“Geeking Out,” an AMC and The Weinstein Company co-production, is produced by Matador Content in association with Bandwagon Media with Jerry Carita, Jay Peterson, Todd Lubin, Patrick Reardon, Brad Savage, Smith and Grunberg serving as executive producers.
Comic-Con is a registered trademark of San Diego Comic Convention and used under license.

About AMC
AMC is home to some of the most popular and acclaimed programs on television. AMC was the first basic cable network to ever win the Emmy® Award for Outstanding Drama Series with “Mad Men” in 2008, which then went on to win the coveted award four years in a row, before “Breaking Bad” won it in 2013 and 2014. The network’s series “The Walking Dead” is the highest-rated series in cable history and the number one show on television among adults 18-49 for the last four years.  AMC’s other current original drama series include “Better Call Saul,” “Hell on Wheels,” “Turn: Washington’s Spies,” “Halt and Catch Fire,” “Humans,” “Fear the Walking Dead,” “Into the Badlands,” “The Night Manager,” “Preacher,” “Feed the Beast” and forthcoming “The Son” and “The Terror.” AMC also explores authentic worlds and discussion with original shows like “Talking Dead,” “The Making of The Mob,” “Comic Book Men,” “Ride with Norman Reedus” “The American West” and “Geeking Out.” AMC is owned and operated by AMC Networks Inc. and its sister networks include IFC, SundanceTV, BBC America and WE tv. AMC is available across all platforms, including on-air, online, on demand and mobile.

About Matador
Matador is a full-service production company with offices in New York and Los Angeles. Founded in 2013 by Jay Peterson and Todd Lubin, the company is a creative collaboration between two experienced producers and longtime friends, bringing together their unique vision and knack for making popular and innovative content across a variety of platforms. After only three years, Matador has produced over twenty-two series for TV as well as sports and feature documentary specials, virtual reality content and digital programs across multiple networks, including the series that turned into a phenomenon, “Lip Sync Battle” (Spike). Outside of “Lip Sync Battle,” Matador’s output has shown an impressive range across networks and genres, from the horror-themed competition of “Hellevator” (GSN) to the historical hilarity of “Great Minds with Dan Harmon” (History) to the booze-soaked Alaskan wilderness of “Alaska Proof” (Animal Planet). Matador’s renegade art documentary “Banksy Does New York” (HBO) was nominated for Outstanding Arts and Culture Programming at the 36th Emmy® Awards, the ESPN 30 for 30 short “Mecca” fused sports and aesthetics in truly unique fashion, while “Hurricane of Fun – The Making of Wet Hot” (Netflix) got fans to fall in love with the cult comedy classic all over again. With a whole slew of new exciting shows about to hit the airwaves – including “Geeking Out” on AMC starring Kevin Smith and Greg Grunberg - Matador is showing no signs of slowing down.

About The Weinstein Company
The Weinstein Company (TWC) is a multimedia production and distribution company launched in October 2005 by Bob and Harvey Weinstein, the brother who founded Miramax Films in 1979. TWC also encompasses Dimension Films, the genre label founded in 1993 by Bob Weinstein. During Harvey and Bob’s tenure at Miramax and TWC, they have received 351 Oscar® nominations and won 82 Academy Awards®.

Since 2005, TWC and Dimension Films have released such films as “Vicky Cristina Barcelona,” “The Reader,” “Inglorious Bastards,” “SCRE4M,” Spy Kids,” “The Kin’s Speech,” “Undefeated,” “The Artist,” “The Master,” “Silver Linings Playbook,” “Django Unchained,” “Scary Movie 5,” “Lee Daniel’s The Butler,” “Philomena,” “The Imitation Game,” “Paddington,” “Woman in Gold,” “Southpaw,” “Carol” and “The Hateful Eight.” Upcoming releases include “Hands of Stone,” “The Founder” and “Lion.”

TWC boasts an active television production division which garnered twelve Emmy® nominations in 2015. TWC Television produces the reality powerhouse “Project Runway,” with its spin-off series “Project Runway All Stars,” hosted by Alyssa Milano; “Project Runway Jr,” featuring supermodel Hannah Davis and fashion critic Kelley Osbourne; “Under the Gun;” and “Threads.” Scripted series include John Fusco’s “Marco Polo” with Netflix, which premiered its second season in July 2016, and “War & Peace,” which debuted on Lifetime, A&E and HISTORY in 2016. Scripted projects in development include “Ten Commandments,” Daniel Stashower’s “The Hour of Peril” and military drama “Six.” TWC will also launch several new projects in 2016 across several networks including MTV, Lifetime and AMC.
The following items will be available for purchase during America's premiere pop culture event

PITTSBURGH, P.A.- We're just weeks away from the biggest pop culture event of the year, San Diego Comic-Con. Action Lab Entertainment and Action Lab: Danger Zone return to the temple of all things geek with an arm load of exclusives available for purchase.

Action Lab Entertainment exclusives include:

Athena Voltaire and the Volcano Goddess - FDR for President Variant

Athena Voltaire and the Volcano Goddess - Sketch Cover

When her father gains possession of a legendary amulet, Athena Voltaire must save him from both strange assassins and the Nazis, who want the power the artifact could unlock!

Awake #6 - SDCC 2016 Exclusive Cover
Chased by Brute Guards, Regn, Picar, and Operi race across the ice in hopes of rescuing Chay and Bashi from the clutches of Baron Korup and his nasty henchman, Gurk.  But, as night falls, Chay and Bashi hatch their own plan for a daring escape. 

Miraculous #1- SDCC 2016 Exclusives featuring Ladybug, Cat Noir and Stormy Weather

Miraculous #2 SDCC 2016 Exclusive Featuring Lady WiFi

Based on the mega-hit Nickelodeon animated series, Marinette is the sweetest girl in Paris. With a big crush on a boy at school, a big dream of becoming a fashion designer, and a big problem with being totally awkward, she's just your average teenage girl, right? Did we mention she's also the crime fighting superhero, Ladybug?

 These variants are available for sale from Action Lab Entertainment, Booth 1735.

Action Lab: Danger Zone Exclusive include: 

Blood + Dust #1 -  Tone Rodriguez Convention Edition

Judd Glenny is the first American vampire, once he terrorized the West as its most fearsome predator, but for more than 40 years now he’s spent his days in peace, reduced to little more than babysitter for his own vampire offspring. But when the evil that lives in the swamp surrounding the small backwater town he calls home gets ahold of one of Judd’s great grandkids, everything changes.

The Circle #1- Convention Edition
Bullied as the new kid at school, Christian finds friendship with the "Weird" kids and unknowingly joins them in an occult ritual that allows a darkness to possess each of them. Through the help of his gypsy neighbor, Christian will learn that the only way he can reverse the ritual is by killing off his circle of friends before they kill him or before the darkness takes over his soul. One by one he will face them all, and in the end he will have to make the hardest decision of his young life.

Sleigher: The Heavy Metal Santa Clause #1- Convention Edition
Sleigher is the most recent (and reluctant) heir of the centuries old lineage to bear the title of “Santa Claus.” He'd rather slam back bourbon than glasses of milk, andblast metal instead of
carols. But when evil rears its head before he's delivered a single present, maybe he's found his
true calling—dishing out a holiday ass whoopin'!!!

Vampblade #6 Dan Mendoza Zombi-Con Exclusive

Vampblade #6 Dan Mendoza Risque Zombi-Con Exclusive

Vampblade’s in for the fight of her life… instead of facing more mindless monsters, an all-new super deadly sword wielding foe crosses blades with Katie. Who or what is Mom Spaceknight, and why is she unleashing cosmic hell on our cosplaying slayer?!?

SDCC Exclusive Zombie Tramp Statue
Clad in her signature pink and black bikini, this statue is available from Action Lab/Danger Zone and Diamond Select Toys.

Zombie Tramp #25 - Photo Variant

Zombie Tramp #25 - Risque Photo Variant

While JANEY sleeps in limbo to recover from the epic battle she had with The Demon Snake King, AGGA YAPPA, questions arise and she starts to once again ponder her existence. But namely XULA. Is she really around for JANEY’s benefit or does XULA have a secret agenda?

These variants are available for sale from Action Lab: Danger Zone, Booth 2006.

San Diego Comic-Con takes place at the San Diego Convention Center from July 21st to July 24th, 2016.

ABOUT ACTION LAB ENTERTAINMENT- Formed in 2010 with the purpose of pooling their collective talents into a single, powerful entity, the members of Action Lab Entertainment have countless years in multimedia publishing, design, and business.  Their first release, Fracture, was successfully funded through Kickstarter and since then they have continued their mission to produce high quality, genre-spanning entertainment.  Since its formation, the accolades for A.L.E continue to build on a daily basis.  Among its more popular titles are all ages material like the Eisner, Glyph, Shel Dorf Award nominated series PRINCELESS, MIRACULOUS (based on the Nickelodeon Television series), Jamal Igle's MOLLY DANGER, Artist/ Writer Katie Cook's GRONK and Gayle Middleton’s (My Little Pony, The Littlest Pet Shop) monstrously adorable VAMPLETS. Action Lab’s Mature Readers imprint ACTION LAB DANGER ZONE continues to push the envelope of comics entertainment with titles as varied as Charles Band's PUPPET MASTER and Dan Mendoza’s over the top horror-comedy ZOMBIE TRAMP, VAMPBLADE and ITTY BITTY BUNNIES IN RAINBOW PIXIE CANDY LAND

2016 Guest of Honor Kevin Eastman Announced for Baltimore Comic-Con

BALTIMORE, MARYLAND - July 8, 2016 - The Baltimore Comic-Con takes place in the beautiful Inner Harbor on September 2-4, 2016 at the Baltimore Convention Center. The Baltimore Comic-Con is proud to announce our 2016 Guest of Honor, Kevin Eastman. Don't miss out on the opportunity to see his premiere attendance at our show -- tickets are now on sale.
Kevin Eastman, collaborating with Peter Laird, self-published the first black & white issue of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles in May, 1984 under their Mirage Studios banner. The 40-page over-sized comic had an initial print run of 3,000 copies, but received 3 additional printings within the next year and a half. Their second issue brought in advance orders of 15,000 copies - five times the initial print run of the first issue. By their fifth issue, TMNT was reformatted to the "normal" American comics size, and the previous four issues were reprinted to match with new color covers. With the Turtles' growing success and exposure, the property was licensed to numerous parties, including Dark Horse Miniatures, Palladium Books for an RPG, and First Comics, who reprinted the first eleven issues as 4-color trade paperback collections.
Palladium's RPG brought the Turtles to the attention of a noted licensing agent, and the Turtles phenomenon took off, with the various characters soon appearing on t-shirts, Halloween masks, and coffee mugs, just to name a few.

In December, 1987, a five-part televised TMNT cartoon mini-series debuted. Due to its success, this cartoon mini-series led to follow-on seasons that resulted in a run of 9 years over 10 seasons with 194 episodes in total. The ongoing success of the animated series also led to yet further merchandise sales, and new action figures and licensing agreements.
In 1990, Eastman went on to found Tundra Publishing, which enabled him to meet his own projects as well as those of creators looking for a way to publish independent work. Titles that eventually found their way under the Tundra banner include From Hell, Lost Girls, The Crow, American Splendor, and Madman. Discovering that Heavy Metal had been put up for sale, and with one of Tundra's stated aims being to bring a more adult sensibility to comics, Eastman purchased the magazine in January 1992. In 1993, Eastman sold Tundra Publishing to Kitchen Sink Press but maintained ownership of Heavy Metal, which he continues to edit.
He continues to work in comics for IDW Publishing, writing Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Universe, Fistful of Blood, and Hero Comics: A Hero Initiative Benefit Book, drawing Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Kevin Eastman Notebook Series and variant covers for TMNT titles such as TMNT: Bebop & Rocksteady Destroy Everything, and reprints of his past work is featured in IDW's TMNT Color Classics, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The IDW Collection, and TMNT collections. He has also provided variant covers for DC's Batman/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.
"This is really exciting for us," said Marc Nathan, promoter of the Baltimore Comic-Con. "We've been hoping to line this up for some time now, and thanks to our friends at IDW Publishing, we can finally put this one in the books. Kevin is one of the people we hear about regularly, with fans asking us if we can bring him to the show. We're thrilled we can finally answer, 'Yes!'"

General Admission and VIP Package tickets for Weekend, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, as well as the Harvey Awards, are now on sale! Visit for more information and to purchase your advanced tickets now, and as always, kids 10 and under get into the show free with a paid adult General Admission!

While they are available, be sure to take advantage of discount rate arrangements we have made with hotels near the Baltimore Convention Center. For all the details, see:

To make parking easy and stress-free, we have partnered with Parking Panda, the nationwide leader in online parking reservations, to allow attendees driving to the show to purchase guaranteed parking near the Baltimore Comic-Con. Click here to book your guaranteed parking spot, or if you need help or have questions, call 800-232-6415.

In addition to on-site CGC grading, this year's confirmed guests for the show include: Neal Adams (Superman: The Coming of the Supermen); Scott Ethan Ambruson (Azteca: Ciudad Paradiso); John Anderson (The Infinites); Sean Astin (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles); Jeff Balke (Zombies vs Cheerleaders: St. Patty's Day Special); Jeremy Bastian (Cursed Pirate Girl); Marty Baumann (Pixar artist); Carolyn Belefski (Curls); Christy Blanch (The Damnation of Charlie Wormwood); Bret Blevins (Harley Quinn Road Trip Special); Danica Bradshaw (Wayward); Nick Bradshaw (Spidey); Reilly Brown (Deadpool); Harold Buchholz (Archie Comics); Dave Bullock (The Rocketeer at War!); Jim Calafiore (Leaving Megalopolis: Surviving Megalopolis); Ben Caldwell (Scooby Apocalypse); Chris Campana (The Accelerators); Richard Case (Doom Patrol); Christa Cassano (Ghetto Klown); Mike Cavallaro (The Fox); Elias Chatzoudis (Grimm Fairy Tales presents Oz: Reign of the Witch Queen); Howard Chaykin (Imperium); Sean Chen (Aliens vs. Zombies); Lee Cherolis (Little Guardians); Frank Cho (The Totally Awesome Hulk); Amy Chu (Poison Ivy: Cycle of Life and Death); Steve Conley (Bloop); Richard Clark (Archie vs. Predator); Katie Cook (My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic); Stephen Coughlin (Sanctuary); J. Robert Deans (Crass Fed); Jeff Dekal (New Avengers); J.M. DeMatteis (Scooby Apocalypse); Todd Dezago (Perhapanauts); Charles C. Dowd (Lilith Dark); Paris Cullins (Blue Beetle); Kevin Eastman (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles); Joe Eisma (Morning Glories); Tod Emko (A Piggy's Tale); Joe Endres (Colossians); Steve Englehart, courtesy of Hero Initiative (Captain America); David Finch (Batman); Meredith Finch (Wonder Woman); Veronica Fish (Archie Comics); Chris Flick (Capes & Babes); Ramona Fradon (Spongebob Freestyle Funnies); Francesco Francavilla (Afterlife with Archie); Franco (Aw Yeah Comics: Action Cat!); Alexis Frederick-Frost (Adventures in Cartooning); John Gallagher (Buzzboy); SL Gallant (G.I. Joe); Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez (Batman '66: The Lost Episode); Joe Giella courtesy of Hero Initiative (Green Lantern); Keith Giffen (Legends of Tomorrow); Jason Gounger (Legio Ex Mortis); Anna Gownley and Jimmy Gownley (The Dumbest Idea Ever!); Stephen Green (The Legacy of Luther Strode); Dawn Griffin (Zorphbert & Fred); Rob Guillory (Chew: Demon Chicken Poyo); Laura Lee Gulledge (Will & Whit); Brian Haberlin (Witchblade), Bo Hampton (3 Devils); Dean Haspiel (The Fox); Meghan Hetrick (Red Thorn); Jason Horn (Ninjasaur); Adam Hughes (Betty & Veronica); Ken Hunt (Talon); Al Jaffee (MAD Magazine, Saturday panel and Harvey Awards only); Paul Jenkins (Replica); JG Jones (Strange Fruit); Justin Jordan (The Legacy of Luther Strode); Dan Jurgens (Action Comics, Saturday & Sunday only); Chris Kemple (Red Vengeance); Tom King (Batman); Barry Kitson (Empire: Uprising); Samantha Kyle (Paul & Olly); Hope Larson (Batgirl); John Layman (Chew: Demon Chicken Poyo); Paul Levitz (Doctor Fate); Mike Lilly (Red Agent); Nate Lovett (Actionverse Featuring Midnight Tiger); Joe Linsner (Harley Quinn); Mike Maihack (Cleopatra in Space); Mike Manley (The Phantom); Mark Mariano (The Other Side of Hugless Hill); Laura Martin (Wonder Woman); Ron Marz (Convergence: Batman and Robin); John McCrea, courtesy of Hero Initiative (Judge Dredd); Ed McGuinness (Spider-Man/Deadpool); Tradd Moore (The Legacy of Luther Strode); Mark Morales (Convergence); Joe Mulvey (SCAM); Jamar Nicholas (Fist Stick Knife Gun: A Personal History of Violence in America); Fabian Nicieza (Deadpool & Cable: Split Second); Chris Otto (A Dog's Life); Greg Pak (Teen Titans); Tom Palmer (Doctor Strange); Yanick Paquette (Batman/Superman); Dan Parsons (Convergence: Nightwing/Oracle); Brent Peeples (Gold Key: Alliance); Paul Pelletier (Justice League); Andrew Pepoy (Futurama Comics); David Petersen (Mouse Guard); Brandon Peterson (Uncanny Inhumans); Lyle Pollard (Scarlet Huntress); Mark Poulton (A Cat Named Haiku); Eric Powell (The Goon); Andy Price (My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic); Brian Pulido (Lady Death: Chaos Rules); Kyle Puttkammer (Hero Cats: Midnight Over Stellar City); Ron Randall (Convergence: Catwoman); Khary Randolph (Robin War); Tom Raney (Ninjak); Paul Renaud (Superman/Wonder Woman); Rafer Roberts (A&A: The Adventures of Archer and Armstrong); Emily Romano (Comic Art House); Craig Rousseau (Kyrra: Alien Jungle Girl); Stephane Roux (Harley Quinn and Power Girl); Joe Rubinstein (Convergence: Batman and Robin); Nei Ruffino (Silk); Alex Saviuk (Spider-Man newspaper strip); Stuart Sayger (Hellboy 100); Mark Schultz (Conan the Slayer); Bart Sears (Bloodshot); Jeff Shultz (Betty and Veronica); Louise Simonson (Convergence: Superman - The Man of Steel); Walter Simonson (Ragnarok); Matt Slay (TMNT Micro-Series); Andy Smith (Earth 2, Thanos GN); Brian Smith (SpongeBob Comics); John K. Snyder III (Doctor Midnight); Allison Sohn (Red Sonja); Charles Soule (Star Wars: Poe Dameron); Jim Starlin (Thanos: The Infinity Finale); Brian Stelfreeze (Black Panther); Ben Templesmith (Blackholers); Mark Texeira (Doctor Strange); Chad Thomas (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Amazing Adventures); Frank Tieri (Harley Quinn and her Gang of Harleys); Vivek J. Tiwary (The Fifth Beatle); David Trustman (The Rise); Billy Tucci (Harley's Little Black Book); James Tynion IV (Batman/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles); Rick Veitch (Miracleman); Emilio Velez Jr. (The Dodgeball Teens); Mark Waid (All-New, All-Different Avengers); Michael Watkins (Pantha); Todd Webb (Mr. Toast Comics); Mark Wheatley (Doctor Who); Matt Wieringo ('Ringo Scholarship Fund); Marcus Williams (Hero Cats); Ron Wilson (Marvel Two-In-One); Rich Woodall (Kyrra: Alien Jungle Girl); Sasha Yosselani (Comic Art House); and Thom Zahler (My Little Pony: Friends Forever). 
In the coming weeks, look for more announcements from the Baltimore Comic-Con. We are looking forward to highlighting our guests, the Harvey Awards, industry exclusives, and programming. The latest developments can always be found on our website, Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook pages.
IDW & Top Shelf Announce SDCC 2016 Exclusives & Debuts

San Diego, CA (July 7, 2016) – San Diego Comic-Con International is fast approaching and IDW and Top Shelf are rolling out their hottest exclusives and debuts for the biggest convention of the year! See below for a full list of your convention must-haves and download the ultimate IDW 2016 SDCC Exclusives Shopping Guide PDF for full descriptions and cover images.

A few exclusives are available for pre-order from IDW’s webstore beginning today. Fans that preorder will be able to pick up their books throughout the show from the IDW booth #2743 as well as from the San Diego Comic Art Gallery located at the Liberty Station Arts District in the Point Loma area of San Diego. While you’re there, check out The Art of Batman/TMNT exhibition by Kevin Eastman and Freddie Williams II. You can pick up your pre-orders starting July 20th through July 24th. For more information on the gallery and exhibit as well as directions, visit

IDW’s SDCC 2016 Convention Exclusives are only available for pick-up on-site at SDCC 2016 or at the San Diego Comic Art Gallery during the event. There will be no shipping options offered for these titles.


Archangel #1 Foil-Enhanced Virgin Variant
Cover by Butch Guice
$10, Limited to 500 copies
Science Fiction Superstar William Gibson comes to comics! Catch up on his brand-new series that takes a dystopian look at the American politics in 2016 with the first two issues featuring foil-enhancements!

Archangel #2 Foil-Enhanced Virgin Variant
Cover by Butch Guice
$10, Limited to 500 copies

Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas #1 Con variant
Cover by Troy Little
$10, Limited to 300 copies
Troy Little’s gonzo adaptation of Hunter Thompson’s Fear & Loathing in Las Vegas is now available in an all-new format. This comic book version is presented in black-and-white and at a slightly larger size than the full-color hardcover edition. This special variant features a wraparound cover by Little.


Mickey Shorts: Season One #1 SDCC Variant
B&W Cover by Andy Suriano
$5, Limited to 250 copies
Join Mickey, Minnie and all their pals in a comic adaptation of the celebrated, multi-Emmy and Annie Award-winning shorts from Disney Television Animation! Get your black and white variant cover signed by character designer Andy Suriano at the IDW booth!

Micronauts #3 Hasbro painted variant
Cover by Ken Kelly
$10, Limited to 250 copies
THEY CAME FROM A DYING UNIVERSE! ACROYEAR, SPACE GLIDER, BIOTRON and their allies are back, on the run from the evil BARON KARZA, and blasting through a universe where magic and science vie for control! Featuring a gorgeous painted cover by Ken Kelly you won’t want to miss the next epic chapter of the hit series.

My Little Pony #44 SDCC variant
“Ponies dress up as Jem” cover by Sara Richard
$5, Limited to 250 copies
The ponies put on their best Jem and the Holograms cosplay on this special variant cover by Sara Richard! Inside you’ll find “Ponies of Dark Water Part 2”, where our favorite ponies have gone bad and are loving every minute of it!

Powerpuff Girls #1 Princess Morbucks Variant
Cover by Derek Charm
$5, Limited to 250 copies
The girls are back in this debut issue of their new series! But their return is short-lived as Princess Morbucks takes over this convention variant cover by series artist Derek Charm!

ROM #1 Foil-Enhanced Variant
Cover by David Messina
$10, Limited to 250 copies
First there was his epic return in this year’s FCBD #0, and now the ongoing tale of ROM begins in earnest! The wildest new series of the year begins as Rom’s war with the DIRE WRAITHS hits close to home. Get a special foil-enhanced convention cover only at the IDW booth!

Strawberry Shortcake #3 Purple Pie Man Variant
Funko-designed cover by Greg Ham
$5, Limited to 300 copies
IDW and Funko team up for this variant cover featuring Strawberry and the Purple Pie Man like you’ve never seen them!

Tales from the Darkside #1 Foil-Enhanced Variant
Cover by Gabriel Rodriguez
$10, Limited to 400 copies
 Joe Hill’s nerve-shredding re-imagining of Tales from the Darkside never made it to your TV set…but the dead are restless and refuse to stay buried! Get a unique foil-enhanced variant signed by artist Gabriel Rodiguez during the convention!

TMNT: Bebop & Rocksteady #1 SDCC Variant
Cover by Mateus Santolouco
$10, Limited to 500 copies
The most explosive Turtles event ever kicks off here as Bebop & Rocksteady find themselves in possession of a time-travel scepter and proceed to wreak mayhem on all of reality! The fearsome duo are joined by Pidgeon Pete on this convention variant by main series artist Mateus Santolouco.

TMNT #60 SDCC cover Variant
Cover by Kevin Eastman, inked by Freddie Williams II
$10, Limited to 500 copies
The next epic crossover is here as Batman Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles artist Freddie E. Williams teams up with TMNT co-creator Kevin Eastman for this incredible variant cover of the next stunning chapter in IDW’s acclaimed series!

Transformers: Titans Return "Revolution" SDCC Variant
Cover by Livio Ramondelli
$10, Limited to 250 copies
The road to Revolution begins here as Rom, G.I. Joe, Action Man, and M.A.S.K. guest star on this convention variant cover by Livio Ramondelli!

Wynonna Earp #1 Con Edition Photo Cover Variant
$10, Limited to 600 copies
The stars of the hit television show will be on hand at the convention to sign a special photo variant cover available only at the show! And for the ultimate collectors a deluxe pack will be available collecting the convention variant and the extremely rare San Diego premiere variant cover!


Wynonna Earp #1 Deluxe Pack
Get the #1 Con Edition plus RARE BONUS items!
$20, Limited to 400 packs


Bacchus (Omnibus Edition) V2 S&N HC
Cover by Eddie Campbell
$75, Limited to 300 copies
Eddie Campbell’s Bacchus is a true epic, spanning a decade of work, over a thousand pages, and several millennia of alcohol consumption.

Nearly 600 pages, this deluxe volume collects the second half of the Bacchus saga (including 1001 Nights of Bacchus, Hermes vs. the Eyeball Kid, The Picture of Doreen Grey, King Bacchus, and Banged Up), with new notes and commentary by the author. Get a show debut copy of the signed and numbered hardcover edition during the show at the IDW booth!

Bloom County Episode XI: A New Hope Hardcover – Show debut
Cover by Berkeley Breathed
$40, Limited to 400 copies
Berkeley Breathed’s Pulitzer Prize-winning Bloom County ran from 1980 until 1989, when Breathed walked away from the strip at the peak of its popularity. Then, in the summer of 2015, and with no advance warning, he brought the cast of Bloom County back to an unsuspecting world—via social media—which caused a media frenzy as word of the strips unexpected return spread virally to multitudes of delighted fans. Now, his new strips are collected here in an exclusive hardcover volume. Breathed will be on hand at the IDW booth throughout the convention!

Jem Oversized Hardcover Foil-Enhanced SDCC Variant
$50, Limited to 100 copies
This beautiful oversized hardcover collects the first 10 issues of the critically acclaimed series, plus the double-length Annual, the Holiday Special, and the Valentine Special! Unlike the standard pink version the convention variant rocks a Misfits green foil cover!

John Romita Artifact Edition Convention Variant
Variant Cover by John Romita
$150, Limited to 100 copies
Nearly 200 pages of prime John Romita Spider-Man art from his very earliest days on the title, and all but 10 are scanned from the original art (NOTE—we decided to add stats of those 10 pages to complete stories. So while this is an Artifact Edition, there are FOUR complete Romita Spider-Man stories in the book)! This over- Artifact Edition showcases the absolute peak of Romita’s tenure on Amazing Spider-Man from his first 15 issues (#39 – #53), and all are twice-up pages—this one is an enormous 15” x 22” tome!

Debuting at this year’s SDCC is the variant cover featuring the iconic “Spider-Man No More” cover from issue #50!

March Book Three Exclusive Hardcover – Show Debut
Cover by Nate Powell
$30, Limited to 700 copies
Congressman John Lewis’s poignant memoir reaches its finale in the highly anticipated third book. Alongside co-writer Andrew Aydin and artist Nate Powell, the Congressman will debut the pivotal book at San Diego Comic Con! Available with an exclusive cover at the convention a signed and numbered edition will also be available.

March Book Three Signed/Numbered HC – Show Debut
Cover by Nate Powell
$50, Limited to 300 copies

Marvel Covers: Modern Era Artist’s Edition SDCC Variant
Cover by Jim Lee
$125, Limited to 100 copies
Volume two of Marvel Covers charts NEW territory—literally—featuring covers from the last 25 years! Included in this volume will be gorgeous selections by a vast array of talents as they interpret many of Marvel’s most iconic characters and titles! The convention variant features the original cover art of X-Men #277 by Jim Lee!

Mike Mignola Screw-On Head Artist’s Edition SDCC Variant
Cover by Mike Mignola
$125, Limited to 200 copies
Mike Mignola’s The Amazing Screw-on Head and Other Curious Objects features the classic Eisner Award-winning story of Screw-on head’s epic battles with Emperor Zombie and a host other bizarre and quirky villains, all in the greatest Mignola tradition!

Omnibox: Complete Alec & Bacchus Slipcase – Show Debut
Cover by Eddie Campbell
$100, Limited to 25 copies
Making it’s convention debut is Eddie Campbell’s sprawling, award-winning masterworks ALEC and BACCHUS! See why Booklist calls his work "a high-water mark in the graphic novel’s short history... no one else in the medium combines emotional truth, literary intelligence, and formal daring with such adroitness and elegance."


TMNT: Notebook Series: Raphael #1 SDCC Variant
Cover by Kevin Eastman
$50, Limited to 100 copies
TMNT co-creator Kevin Eastman has been making comics for 30 years–and across three decades he’s amassed mountains of developmental character sketches, script notes, page roughs, and even alternate pages. Along the way he’s created one-of-a-kind notebooks filled with the detritus of his process, entirely unique collections exploring the inner workings of his creative methods. But now these unattainable treasures are ready for fans far and wide, tirelessly reproduced from the original notebooks, and curated by the foremost TMNT authority in the world!

Underwater Welder HC – Show Debut
Cover by Jeff Lemire
$30, Limited to 50 copies
The New York Times Bestseller returns in a stunning new hardcover edition, featuring bonus pages and new cover art by Jeff Lemire!

Equal parts blue-collar character study and mind-bending mystery, The Underwater Welder is a graphic novel about fathers and sons, birth and death, memory and reality, and the treasures we all bury deep below the surface.

A signed and numbered edition will also be available.

Underwater Welder HC Signed and Numbered Variant – Show Debut
Cover by Jeff Lemire
$50, Limited to 300 copies

Bloom County T-shirts/merchandise
Berkeley Breathed
Never-before-seen new Bloom County merchandise at the booth

Danger Girl Coloring Book Convention Variant
Cover by J. Scott Campbell
$10, Limited to 200 copies
The luscious artwork of J. Scott Campbell is unmistakable and often imitated — and now it’s yours to color in this collection of artwork from the comic book series Danger Girl. From thrilling scenes to chilling curves, Permission to Thrill brings the best of the comics medium to the world of coloring books!

Locke & Key Gender Key Limited Release
Crafted by Skelton Crew Studios
$25, Limited to 250 copies
The unique collectables made by Skelton Crew Studios, modeled after Gabriel Rodriguez’s designs from Locke & Key, return to the IDW Booth with two special keys that make their San Diego Comic Con debut, the Gender Key, and the Thorn Key!

Locke & Key Thorn Key Limited Release
Crafted by Skelton Crew Studios
$25, Limited to 250 copies


TMNT City at War 18x18 lithograph (Convention Only Item)
Drawn by Mateus Santolouco
$10, Limited to 300 copies
Mateus Santolouco’s stunning interconnected covers for issues #45 - #50 of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles can be yours with this striking lithograph! Get it signed by the whole TMNT team during the convention!

Mystery Kids' Comics Pack
Get $40 worth of all-ages comics for only $20
$20, Limited to 50 boxes
This special set features an assorted variety of kids titles that will get any kid hooked on comics!


Revolution Lithograph (Convention Only Item)
Drawn by Fico Ossio
$10, Limited to 300 copies
Gear up for IDW’s biggest event ever, Revolution, with this impressive lithograph featuring all of the huge characters coming together in September! G.I. Joe, Transformers, Micronauts, Action Man, and M.A.S.K. are all here in this gorgeous image with Fico Ossio and Sebastian Cheng. Get it signed by the creative team including writers Cullen Bunn and John Barber!

TMNT Ultimate Collection Slipcase Set
Contains Ultimate Collection V4, V5, V6 B&W Variants in a slipcase
Wraparound slipcase cover by Kevin Eastman
$200, Limited to 100 copies
This special Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Ultimate Collection limited edition slipcase set includes the black-&-white convention variant editions of Volumes 4-6.

Rediscover the underground roots of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles in the TMNT Ultimate Collection hardcover series collecting the original Mirage Studios' stories by creators Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird! Presented in oversize hardcover, you've never seen the TURTLES like this.

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About IDW
IDW Media Holdings, Inc. (OTC PINK:IDWM) is a fully integrated media company, which includes publishing, games, entertainment, and the San Diego Comic Art Gallery.

IDW Publishing’s comic book and graphic novel catalog includes some of the world’s most popular entertainment brands, including TransformersMy Little PonyStar TrekTeenage Mutant Ninja TurtlesGhostbusters, and Disney’s classic characters. At IDW’s core is its commitment to creator-owned comics including 30 Days of NightLocke & KeyWormwoodRagnarökV-Wars, and Archangel by bestselling sci-fi author William Gibson.

IDW Publishing is also home to the acclaimed and award-winning imprints; Top Shelf, The Library of American Comics, Yoe! Books, and Artist Editions, showcasing the greatest original art ever published in American comic books.

IDW Games’ diverse line-up includes the international phenomenon Machi Koro, as well as hit licensed games such as X-FilesBack to the FutureThe Godfather, and TMNT.

IDW Entertainment currently serves as the worldwide distributor of Wynonna Earp airing on the Syfy Channel in the U.S. and is producing BBC America’s Dirk Gently, based the best seller by Douglas Adams starring Elijah Wood and Sam Barnett, and Brooklyn Animal Control for USA Network.