An Exclusive Captain America Figure is Battling His Way to MarvelStor​e.com!
from Bill, April 16th, 2014 4:00 pm, comic book, Entertainment, Toys

With Captain America: The Winter Soldier number one at the box office, interest in the star-spangled Avenger is at an all-time high! The action-packed thriller sees Captain America teaming up with the Falcon and the Black Widow for one of the toughest battles of his career, and now Diamond Select Toys is teaming up with MarvelStore.com to create an exclusive battle-damaged figure of the hero, available May 19!

Starting on May 19, MarvelStore.com will be the only place to order the Marvel Select Unmasked Captain America figure, featuring an exclusive head sculpt of Steve Rogers, as well as a battle-damaged version of his stealth uniform. An exclusive battle-damaged version of Cap’s shield will be included in the packaging, as well as an interchangeable masked head and a diorama display base modeled after the SHIELD helicarriers seen in the film. All will come packaged in the distinctive Marvel Select packaging, suitable for display and featuring spine artwork for easy shelf reference.

After May 27th, the Marvel Select Unmasked Captain America will be made available on DisneyStore.com, and will begin to make its way to Disney Store shelves in the U.S. and Canada. Then, in late June, MarvelStore.com, DisneyStore.com and Disney Stores will offer the Marvel Select Falcon action figure, based on the movie look of Cap’s new friend and partner Sam Wilson. The figure bears the likeness of actor Anthony Mackie and features removable wings, as well as a helicarrier base.

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IN STORES TODAY – ALL NEW EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT: IRIS #4
from Bill, April 16th, 2014 3:58 pm, comic book

ALL NEW EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT: IRIS #4

Brian Buccellato – Story / Pasquale Qualano – Pencils / John Starr – Colors

It’s an all-new direction for the Executive Assistant that started it all!

With the clocking ticking and a price on her head, Iris must fight her way through bounty hunters and assassins as she tries to rescue Cherry from kidnappers. Badly outnumbered and outgunned, Iris gets an assist from an unlikely source — a former Executive Assistant who was honor-bound not to interfere.

Aspen is proud to welcome writer Brian Buccellato and penciler Pasquale Qualano to the Iris family! Along with colorist John Starr, this incredible creative team is ready to bring you an ALL NEW EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT IRIS unlike anything you’ve ever seen before!

ALL NEW EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT IRIS #4 is in stores Today

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IDW To Release America’s Army #9 And Special Edition #0 Comics This Week
from Bill, April 16th, 2014 3:50 pm, comic book, Comic Con

IDW To Release America’s Army #9
And Special Edition #0 Comics This Week
Fans Can Get a Special Edition #0 Signed by the Team at WonderCon

Redstone Arsenal, Alabama / San Diego, CA (April, 16, 2014) – IDW Publishing and the U.S. Army announced today the digital release of AMERICA’S ARMY COMIC ISSUE #9 and the availability of a printed special edition AMERICA’S ARMY COMIC ISSUE #0 for fans at the upcoming WonderCon show in Anaheim, CA. The America’s Army comics series is available through IDW on the web and virtually every digital platform including the IDW Comics app, ComiXology, Kindle Fire, Nook, Apple iBooks, and Kobo – http://bit.ly/1m5VwF0

In the latest issue, U.S. Army Captain Carl Reed and the Mustang squad have infiltrated a Pipeline facility looking for clues as to why enemy forces have returned to the derelict structure. But when Czervo Special Forces arrive at the facility in droves, the danger of the team being discovered sky rockets in America’s Army Issue #9 – Into the Wolf’s Den.

At WonderCon, fans will be treated to a printed copy of the special edition America’s Army Comic Issue #0, a recap of the first eight issues.  America’s Army writer M. Zachary Sherman will be signing comics and collector’s edition posters at IDW’s booth (#309) on Friday, April 18 from 3:00-4:00pm and on Saturday, April 19 from 11:00am -12:00pm.

The America’s Army comic series is based on the highly successful America’s Army PC game (www.americasarmy.com) and provides an inside perspective into the world of Soldiers in the U.S. Army, their assignments and the challenges they face. Follow American forces deployed to the small nation of Czervenia where President-General Kazimir Adzic and his advanced army set upon a campaign of annihilation in the neighboring country of the RDO, setting in motion a mysterious plan that could change the course of world power. A Coalition led by America’s Army must form new experimental combat teams and fight to stop the General’s plot before time runs out.

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About America’s Army
America’s Army (www.americasarmy.com) products use innovative technology to provide authentic and entertaining Army experiences that reflect the lives, training, technology, skills, careers and values of a United States Army Soldier. The America’s Army PC Game is the official game of the U.S. Army. For over twelve years America’s Army game players have been able to experience Army-influenced training and missions as they learned about the necessity of values, teamwork and leadership for success.  It’s rated T for Teen and can be downloaded free from Steam.  The America’s Army Comic series (http://comics.americasarmy.com) lets readers explore the America’s Army storyline and delve deep into Soldiers’ lives when deployed and at home.

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About IDW Publishing

IDW is an award-winning publisher of comic books, graphic novels and trade paperbacks, based in San Diego, California. Renowned for its diverse catalog of licensed and independent titles, IDW publishes some of the most successful and popular titles in the industry, including: Hasbro’s The TRANSFORMERS, G.I. JOE and MY LITTLE PONY; Paramount’s Star Trek; Nickelodeon’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles; 2000AD’s Judge Dredd; The Rocketeer; Toho’s Godzilla; Wizards of the Coast’s Magic: The Gathering and Dungeons & Dragons; and the Eisner-Award winning Locke & Key series, created by best-selling author Joe Hill and artist Gabriel Rodriguez. IDW is also home to the Library of American Comics imprint, which publishes classic comic reprints, Yoe! Books, a partnership with Yoe! Studio, and the multiple award-winning Artist’s Edition imprint.

IDW’s critically- and fan-acclaimed series are continually moving into new mediums. Currently, Jerry Bruckheimer Films and Disney are creating a feature film based on World War Robot; Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Warner Brothers are producing a film based on Ashley Wood’s Lore; Michael Bay‘s Platinum Dunes and Sony are bringing Zombies vs. Robots to film, Kurtzman/Orci are producing a movie based on Locke & Key at Universal.

THIS WEEKEND: IDW AND GABRIEL RODRIGUEZ HEAD TO WONDER CON!
from Bill, April 16th, 2014 3:49 pm, comic book, Comic Con

IDW And Gabriel Rodriguez Head To Wonder Con!
Big Panels, Great Signings, And Special Exclusives From IDW

San Diego, CA (April 15, 2014) – This weekend, April 18th – 20th, IDW will be bringing the festivities of its 15th anniversary to Wonder Con Anaheim! Continuing the yearlong celebration, IDW has big surprises in store for fans attending the show, and major announcements coming for fans around the world.

Joining IDW all weekend long as our Guest of Honor is Locke & Key co-creator, Gabriel Rodriguez! Appearing on panels, and signing at the IDW booth, Rodriguez will be on hand to discuss his upcoming project, Little Nemo in Slumberland, with Eric Shanower.

While you’re at the booth be sure to stock up on any issues or trades you’re missing and add THESE convention exclusives to your collection:

- V-Wars #1 Exclusive Show Variant – $5.00
         (Limited to 300 copies, limit of 3 per customer)

- TRANSFORMERS: Regeneration One #100 Exclusive Show Variant – $10.00
(Limited to 600 copies, limit of 3 per customer)
- 24 #1 Exclusive Show Variant – $10.00
(Limited to 200 copies, limit of 3 per customer)
- Locke & Key: Alpha & Omega HC Exclusive Variant – $40.00
(Limited to 300 copies, limit of 3 per customer)
- 7th Sword #1 Exclusive Show Variant – $5.00
(By special arrangement with Darby Pop, See                  Employee for  details)
- Gabriel Rodriguez’s Locke & Key: Artist’s Edition Portfolio – Show Debut! $40.00
(Limited to 150 copies, limit of 3 per customer)

- FREE Exclusive Winterworld Preview Ashcan!
- FREE Exclusive Little Nemo in Slumberland Preview Ashcan!
- FREE “America’s Army” Show Exclusive #0 issue variant

 edition
- FREE “America’s Army” Show Exclusive Poster

Hear all of the big announcements first and win some veryspecial prizes at the five IDW panels throughout the weekend:

Friday April 18th
IDW & Hasbro:Transformers, G.I. JOE & More!
2:30 PM – 3:30 PM, Room 213
Join Editor & Writer John Barber and Editor Carlos Guzman, along with Flint Dille and Mairghread Scott for a sneak peek behind all of IDW’s Hasbro titles!

Transformers! G.I. JOE! My Little Pony! Littlest Pet Shop! Prizes! Announcements! Q & A…and just
by showing up, you have a chance to win a My Little Pony
variant that was limited to only 12 copies!

Friday April 18th 
IDW Publishing: Hidden Treasures

5:30 PM – 6:30 PM, Room 213
Join IDW’s VP of Marketing, Dirk Wood and a virtual cavalcade of some of today’s most exciting creators, as they discuss some of IDW’s more interesting programs and undiscovered gems. Featuring rising stars from David Wohl‘s Darby Pop imprint, the writer of the hit digital “America’s Army” comics and more, come down and witness Wood pull back the curtain on IDW’s most exciting new projects for 2014 and beyond!

Saturday April 19th
IDW Publishing: The Greatest Panel in the Known Universe
1:30 PM – 2:30 PM, Room 213
Join Chief Creative Officer and Editor-

in-Chief Chris Ryall, Senior Editor Scott Dunbier and VP of
Marketing Dirk Wood, along with Gabriel Rodriguez, Eric Shanower, Brian Lynch, Sarah Gaydos, Mike Johnson, and

Tom Waltz for announcements,prizes, Q&A, semi-professional wrestling, and more!

Saturday April 19th
IDW Publishing: The One & Only 
Original Artist’s Edition Panel
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM, Room 210A
Accept no imitations! Join Artist’s Edition editor Scott Dunbier as he gives attendees a guided tour of what will be happening in the coming year—including some really incredible announcements, and at least one that will have people saying, “didn’t see that one coming!” Plus special giveaways, trivia contests, and more! Original art fans, this is the one panel you MUST attend!

Sunday April 20th
IDW Publishing: Kids Comics! Ponies, Turtles & More!
2:30 PM – 3:30 PM, Room 213

Join editors Sarah Gaydos and Carlos Guzman, along with PR & Marketing Manager Rosalind Morehead, as they discuss the
 growing slate of all ages titles at IDW—including My Little Pony,
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles New Animated Adventures, Samurai Jack, Powerpuff Girls, Ben 10, 
Ghostbusters, Popeye, KISS Kids, and more! Plus, free comics…and just by showing up, you have a chance to win a My Little Pony variant that was limited to only 12 copies!

Fans have TWO chances to win a copy of the extremely rare My Little Pony 1,000,000th Cover over the weekend. All you have to do is get to the IDW & Hasbro panel on Friday and/or the Kids panel on Sunday for your chance to win!

The IDW booth will be filled all weekend long with singings by the best and brightest in the business!

WONDER CON 2014 IDW EVENT SCHEDULE!
SIGNING AT THE IDW BOOTH, #309!

Friday April 18th
12:00 – 1:00  Love and Capes – Thom Zahler

1:00 – 3:00  IDW MVP & Guest of Honor – Gabriel Rodriguez (Locke & Key)
*Check out the Locke & Key: Alpha & Omega HC show exclusive, and
Gabriel Rodriguez Locke & Key Artist’s Edition Porfolio!

2:00 – 3:00  Mars Attacks, The Hollows, The Colonized – Chris Ryall

3:00 – 4:00  America’s Army M. Zachary Sherman
*Check out the exclusive free comics & posters!

3:00 – 4:00  Godzilla: Rulers of Earth Chris Mowry

4:00 – 5:00  G.I. JOE: Special Missions Paul Gulacy

5:00 – 6:00  Transformers John Barber, Flint Dille, Mairghread Scott

6:00 – 7:00  My Little Pony Tony Fleecs

6:00 – 7:00  Mean Streets: Baja Ben Wagner

Saturday April 19th

11:00 – 12:00  Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles – Tom Waltz

11:00 – 12:00 America’s Army M. Zachary Sherman
*Check out the exclusive free comics & posters!

12:00 – 1:00  Judge Dredd: Mega-City Two – Douglas Wolk

12:00 – 1:00  The Illegitimates – Marc Andreyko

1:00 – 2:00  Amelia Cole – D.J. Kirkbride

2:00 – 3:00  Darby Pop Bonanza!
Eric Garcia – City: The Mind in the Machine
John Raffo – 7th Sword
Andrew Robinson – 7th Sword
Bernard Chang – City: The Mind in the Machine, Indestructible

3:00 – 4:00  LITTLE NEMO LAUNCH PARTYIDW Guest of Honor Gabriel
                        Rodriguez, Eric Shanower * Check out the free advance ashcan!

4:00 – 5:00 Godzilla: Rulers of Earth Chris Mowry

4:00 – 5:00  The Adventures of Rocky & Bullwinkle – Mark Evanier

5:00 – 6:00  T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agents – Roger Robinson

5:00 – 6:00  G.I. JOE: The Cobra Files – Mike Costa

6:00 – 7:00  Star Trek: The Next Generation/Doctor Who – Scott Tipton

Sunday April 20th

12:00 – 1:00  Kill Shakespeare – Conor McCreery, Anthony Del Col

1:00 – 3:00  IDW MVP & Guest of Honor – Gabriel Rodriguez (Locke & Key)
*Check out the Locke & Key: Alpha & Omega HC show exclusive, and
Gabriel Rodriguez Locke & Key Artist’s Edition Porfolio!

3:00 – 4:00 Godzilla: Rulers of Earth Chris Mowry

The stage is set for a great convention, be sure to come find us at booth #309, and follow us online @IDWPublishing and https://www.facebook.com/idwpublishing for updates and news throughout the weekend!

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About IDW Publishing

IDW is an award-winning publisher of comic books, graphic novels and trade paperbacks, based in San Diego, California. Renowned for its diverse catalog of licensed and independent titles, IDW publishes some of the most successful and popular titles in the industry, including: Hasbro’s The TRANSFORMERS, G.I. JOE and MY LITTLE PONY; Paramount’s Star Trek; Nickelodeon’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles; 2000AD’s Judge Dredd; The Rocketeer; Toho’s Godzilla; Wizards of the Coast’s Magic: The Gathering and Dungeons & Dragons; and the Eisner-Award winning Locke & Key series, created by best-selling author Joe Hill and artist Gabriel Rodriguez. IDW is also home to the Library of American Comics imprint, which publishes classic comic reprints, Yoe! Books, a partnership with Yoe! Studio, and the multiple award-winning Artist’s Edition imprint.

IDW’s critically- and fan-acclaimed series are continually moving into new mediums. Currently, Jerry Bruckheimer Films and Disney are creating a feature film based on World War Robot; Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Warner Brothers are producing a film based on Ashley Wood’s Lore; Michael Bay‘s Platinum Dunes and Sony are bringing Zombies vs. Robots to film, Kurtzman/Orci are producing a movie based on Locke & Key at Universal.

HE FUTURE BEGINS — STAR TREK™: LIVE IN CONCERT TO DEBUT IN MAY
from Bill, April 16th, 2014 3:45 pm, Entertainment

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

THE FUTURE BEGINS — STAR TREK: LIVE IN CONCERT TO DEBUT IN MAY 

 

Star Trek (2009) and Star Trek Into Darkness Films
To Be Presented With Symphony Orchestras Performing Musical Scores Live to Picture

 

 

NEW YORK – April 10, 2014 – One of pop culture’s most iconic franchises is about to be seen and heard in a brand new way. CBS Consumer Products, Paramount Pictures, 21st Century Symphony Orchestra, IMG Artists and the Gorfaine/Schwartz Agency will launch Star Trek: Live in Concert featuring the Star Trek (2009) and Star Trek Into Darkness films. The events will celebrate the extraordinary collaboration between film and music as Michael Giacchino’s scores are brought to life on stage with J.J. Abrams’ blockbuster films shown simultaneously in high definition on the big screen.

 

Debuting in Europe this May with performances in the UK and Switzerland, Star Trek: Live in Concert will premiere in the U.S. this July in Houston and San Diego. The San Diego Symphony performance will coincide with Comic-Con International in July. The Philadelphia Orchestra also will perform Star Trek Into Darkness at the Mann Center in Philadelphia in late July.

 

Star Trek: Live in Concert makes its way to Canada in March 2015 at the Sony Centre in Toronto. Performances in additional cities and countries will be announced soon.

 

The current Star Trek: Live in Concert tour schedule includes:

 

May 24, 2014: Star Trek Into Darkness with the 21st Century Symphony Orchestra and Chorus at the KKL Concert Hall in Lucerne, Switzerland

 

May 25, 2014: Star Trek Into Darkness with the 21st Century Symphony Orchestra and Chorus at the KKL Concert Hall in Lucerne, Switzerland

 

May 29, 2014: Star Trek (2009) with the 21st Century Symphony Orchestra and Chorus at Royal Albert Hall in London, UK

 

May 30, 2014: Star Trek Into Darkness with the 21st Century Symphony Orchestra and Chorus at Royal Albert Hall in London, UK

 

May 31, 2014: Star Trek (2009) with the 21st Century Symphony Orchestra and Chorus at Royal Albert Hall in London, UK

 

May 31, 2014: Star Trek Into Darkness with the 21st Century Symphony Orchestra and Chorus at Royal Albert Hall in London, UK

 

July 18, 2014: Star Trek (2009) with the Houston Symphony at Jones Hall in Houston, TX

 

July 19, 2014: Star Trek Into Darkness with the Houston Symphony at Jones Hall in Houston, TX

 

July 26, 2014: Star Trek (2009) with the San Diego Symphony at Embarcadero Marina Park South in San Diego, CA

 

July 31, 2014: Star Trek Into Darkness with the Philadelphia Orchestra at the MannCenter in Philadelphia, PA

 

March 21, 2015: Star Trek (2009) with the Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony at the Sony Centre in Toronto, Canada

Visit StarTrekConcerts.com for ticket information and the latest tour schedule.

 

About CBS Consumer Products

CBS Consumer Products manages worldwide licensing and merchandising for a diverse slate of television brands and series from CBS, CBS Television Studios and CBS Television Distribution, as well as from the company’s extensive library of titles, Showtime and CBS Films. Additionally, the group oversees online sales of programming merchandise. For more information, visit www.cbsconsumerproducts.com.

 

™ & ©2014 CBS Studios Inc. STAR TREK and related marks and logos are trademarks of CBS Studios Inc. All Rights Reserved.

 

About Paramount Pictures

Paramount Pictures Corporation (PPC), a global producer and distributor of filmed entertainment, is a unit of Viacom (NASDAQ: VIAB, VIA), a leading content company with prominent and respected film, television and digital entertainment brands. Paramount controls a collection of some of the most powerful brands in filmed entertainment, including Paramount Pictures, Paramount Animation, Paramount Vantage, Paramount Classics, Insurge Pictures, MTV Films, and Nickelodeon Movies. PPC operations also include Paramount Home Media Distribution, Paramount Pictures International, Paramount Licensing Inc., and Paramount Studio Group.

 

About 21st Century Symphony Orchestra

Magnificent film music is the credo and passion of the «21st Century Symphony Orchestra» based in Lucerne (Switzerland) and it’s artistic director, Maestro Ludwig Wicki. The orchestra presents about 45 concerts of symphonic film music annually in the world renowned Concert Hall at the KKL Luzern and on tour.

 

Reputated composers, such as Academy Award-Winners Howard Shore and Michael Giacchino, singer-songwriter Randy Newman or Bafta Award-Winners George Fenton and Patrick Doyle have taken great pleasure in working with the 21st Century Symphony Orchestra.

 

For more Information: www.21co.ch

 

About IMG Artists

IMG Artists is one of the world’s premiere management companies in the area of classical and symphonic music.  IMG also has broad experience in booking and marketing live concert productions of major film and television properties, including West Side Story, Blue Planet, Casablanca, The Wizard of Oz, Psycho, and many others.

 

About the Gorfaine/Schwartz Agency

For more than three decades, the Gorfaine/Schwartz Agency has been the industry’s leading film music agency, representing the most prominent and successful composers, songwriters, music supervisors and music editors working in film and television, including John Williams, James Horner, Michael Giacchino, James Newton Howard, Thomas Newman, Randy Newman, Alan Silvestri and many others.  GSA also has developed and maintains strong relationships with many of the top symphony orchestras in the United States and abroad.

BOOM! STUDIOS’ PEN & INK PROGRAM KICKS OFF IN MAY WITH ‘DAY MEN’
from Bill, April 16th, 2014 3:42 pm, comic book

BOOM! STUDIOS’ PEN & INK PROGRAM KICKS OFF IN MAY WITH ‘DAY MEN’

 

Day Men: Pen & Ink #1

DAY MEN: PEN & INK #1 Cover by Brian Stelfreeze

Day Men: Pen & Ink size comparison
DAY MEN: PEN & INK #1 is bigger than four regular-sized comics!
 

April 10,  2014 (Los Angeles, CA) - Award-winning publisher BOOM! Studios is pleased to announce the May release of the inaugural issue in its new program to spotlight comics artists who are at the top of their craft. DAY MEN: PEN & INK #1 is an oversized, 11” x 17”, prestige format book that contains the first two issues of the hit vampire noir series from writers Matt Gagnon (FREELANCERS) and Michael Alan Nelson (Supergirl, HEXED), and shines the spotlight on critically acclaimed master artist Brian Stelfreeze’s (Wednesday Comics) original line art. Every page contains annotations from the entire creative team, giving a unique behind-the-scenes look at the creative process.

“We have the good fortune to be working with some of the best comics artists in the industry, so what better way to spotlight their work than to present their art in its purest form, complete with insightful commentary that peels the curtain back on their creative process,” said BOOM! Studios Editor-in-Chief Matt Gagnon. “Brian Stelfreeze is an industry luminary and this Pen & Ink edition features his first monthly comics work since 2005. Kicking things off with his breathtaking work was a no-brainer. Future editions will go behind the scenes with more master artists like Humberto Ramos and George Pérez, and upcoming breakthrough artists like HIT’s Vanesa R. Del Rey.”

In DAY MEN, for thousands of years, the world has been controlled by the “50 Families”—a secret network of vampire covens engaged in a timeless struggle for power. But when the sun rises, the vampires are forced to employ the services of a human who acts as their daytime fixer and protector. Trained for centuries to be the mortal soldiers of their vampire employers, the Day Men go forth at sunrise, alone into the world, to do the bidding of their sleeping benefactors.

DAY MEN: PEN & INK #1 arrives in comic shops on May 7th with an introductory cover price of $9.99 under Diamond order code OCT131001. Not sure where to find your nearest comic retailer? Use comicshoplocator.com or findacomicshop.com to find one! It’s also available for order directly from boom-studios.com.

  
ABOUT BOOM! STUDIOS
Founded by Ross Richie in 2005, Diamond Gem Award-winning “Best Publisher” BOOM! Studios (boom-studios.com) 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 the home of Mike Carey’s SUICIDE RISK, Clive Barker’s NEXT TESTAMENT and HELLRAISER, Paul Jenkins and Humberto Ramos’ FAIRY QUEST, PLANET OF THE APES, Max Bemis’ POLARITY and Mark Waid’s IRREDEEMABLE. Steven Grant’s graphic novel 2 GUNS was recently 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 and REGULAR SHOW, Mike Kunkel’s HEROBEAR AND THE KID, and Roger Langridge’s Eisner Award-winning SNARKED. In June 2013, BOOM! acquired Archaia Entertainment (archaia.com). Archaia is the Eisner and Harvey Award-winning graphic novel publisher of MOUSE GUARD, COW BOY, GUNNERKRIGG COURT, RUST, SPERA, JIM HENSON’S TALE OF SAND, and many other great titles. 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.

THIS WEEKEND !! BOOM! STUDIOS GOES COAST-TO-COAST WITH AWESOME CON AND WONDERCON, APRIL 18-20, 2014
from Bill, April 16th, 2014 3:29 pm, comic book, Comic Con

BOOM! STUDIOS GOES COAST-TO-COAST WITH AWESOME CON AND WONDERCON, APRIL 18-20, 2014

 

Adventure Time 2014 Annual #1 Awesome Con Exclusive

ADVENTURE TIME 2014 ANNUAL #1 Awesome Con Exclusive Cover by Ian McGinty

Bravest Warriors 2014 Annual #1 WonderCon Exclusive
BRAVEST WARRIORS 2014 ANNUAL #1 WonderCon Exclusive Cover by Sam Lavagnino

Herobear and the Kid: Saving Time #1 Wondercon Exclusive
HEROBEAR AND THE KID: SAVING TIME #1 WonderCon Exclusive Cover by Mike Kunkel

Lumberjanes #1 WonderCon ExclusiveLUMBERJANES #1 WonderCon Exclusive Cover by Jess Fink

Translucid #1 WonderCon Exclusive
TRANSLUCID #1 WonderCon Exclusive Cover by Dan Duncan
 

April 9,  2014 – Los Angeles, CA - Award-winning comic book publisher BOOM! Studios announced today it will exhibit at both Awesome Con in Washington, D.C. and WonderCon in Anaheim, California, during the weekend of April 18-20, 2014.

At Awesome Con, which will be held at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C., BOOM! can be found at booth number 421. They will host the following creators all weekend:

  • Brooke Allen (LUMBERJANES)
  • Ian McGinty (ADVENTURE TIME: CANDY CAPERS)
  • Jerry Gaylord (LOKI: RAGNAROK & ROLL, FANBOYS VS. ZOMBIES)

In addition, an Awesome Con exclusive variant cover of ADVENTURE TIME 2014 ANNUAL #1 illustrated by Ian McGinty will be sold through the convention. Starring baby versions of Fionna and Cake, this is the first-ever horizontal ADVENTURE TIME issue!

For tickets and more information on Awesome Con, visit awesomecondc.com.

At WonderCon, which will be held at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California, BOOM! Studios can be found at booth number 319. They will host the following creators at the booth all weekend:

  • Eric M. Esquivel (LOKI: RAGNAROK AND ROLL, BRAVEST WARRIORS, FREELANCERS)
  • Megan Hutchison (AN AURORA GRIMEON STORY: WILL O’ THE WISP)
  • Michael Alan Nelson (DAY MEN, 28 DAYS LATER, PROTOCOL: ORPHANS)
  • Mike Kunkel (HEROBEAR AND THE KID)
  • Noelle Stevenson (LUMBERJANES, ADVENTURE TIME)

In addition, signings with the following creators are scheduled:

FRIDAY, April 18
2-3 p.m. R.J. Ryan (THE JOYNERS IN 3D)
5-6 p.m. Claudio Sanchez and Chondra Echert (TRANSLUCID, AMORY WARS, KEY OF Z, KILL AUDIO) – This is a ticketed signing. Tickets are only available at the BOOM! Studios booth whille supplies last on the day of the specified signing.

SATURDAY, April 19
1-2 p.m. Steven Grant (2 GUNS, 3 GUNS, ROBOCOP, DECEIVERS)
3-4 p.m. Claudio Sanchez and Chondra Echert (TRANSLUCID, AMORY WARS, KEY OF Z, KILL AUDIO) – This is a ticketed signing. Tickets are only available at the BOOM! Studios booth whille supplies last on the day of the specified signing.
5-6 p.m. R.J. Ryan (THE JOYNERS IN 3D)

SUNDAY, April 20
11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. R.J. Ryan (THE JOYNERS IN 3D)
1-2 p.m. Claudio Sanchez and Chondra Echert (TRANSLUCID, AMORY WARS, KEY OF Z, KILL AUDIO) – This is a ticketed signing. Tickets are only available at the BOOM! Studios booth whille supplies last on the day of the specified signing.)
3:30-4:30 p.m. Natasha Allegri (ADVENTURE TIME: FIONNA & CAKE, BEE AND PUPPYCAT)
In addition, the BOOM! Studios booth will host sketch artists all weekend, including:
  • Hannah Nance Partlow (ADVENTURE TIME: CANDY CAPERS)
  • Kassandra Heller (ADVENTURE TIME)

For $20, fans can request and purchase custom sketches to be drawn on blank ADVENTURE TIME Get-A-Sketch covers.

Special WonderCon exclusive variants will be available for purchase for:
  • BRAVEST WARRIORS 2014 ANNUAL #1 (cover by Sam Lavagnino, the voice of CatBug on the “Bravest Warriors” show!)
  • HEROBEAR AND THE KID: SAVING TIME #1 (cover by Mike Kunkel)
  • LUMBERJANES #1 (cover by Jess Fink)
  • TRANSLUCID #1 (cover by Dan Duncan)
BOOM! will present the following panels at WonderCon:
We Are BOOM!
Sat., April 19, 3:30 p.m., Room 208
Last year was a banner year for BOOM! highlighted by the release of our first feature 2 GUNS (starring Denzel Washington and Mark Wahlberg) and new first-look deal with 20th Century Fox. Archaia joined us as a new imprint, we expanded the all-ages KaBOOM! lineup, and launched our newest imprint, BOOM! Box. Join BOOM! Studios VP of Publishing and Marketing Filip Sablik and Editor-In-Chief Matt Gagnon as we share our mission to create the future of comics…now. We are BOOM! Come Innovate With Us.
 
Redefining All-Ages Comics
Sun., April 20, 11:30 a.m., Room 203
Join KaBOOM! Editor Shannon Watters as she moderates a lively discussion about the importance of all-ages comics in today’s market and teases what’s in store from the BOOM! Studios imprint in 2014. We’re not just talking about “kids” comics, we’re talking about amazing comics that can be enjoyed by young, old, and everyone in between! Adding to the discussion are all-ages creators Mike Kunkel (HEROBEAR AND THE KID), Natasha Allegri (ADVENTURE TIME: FIONNA AND CAKE), and Noelle Stevenson (ADVENTURE TIME)! Bring the whole family and discover comics to share!
 
For aspiring artists, BOOM! will participate in the following portfolio reviews at WonderCon:

Sat., April 19, 12:30-1:30 p.m., Room 206 B
With Assistant Editor Whitney Leopard and Editor Rebecca Taylor.

Sun., April 20, 12:30-1:30 p.m., Room 206 B
With Editor Shannon Watters.

For tickets and information for WonderCon, visit comic-con.org/wca.

 
ABOUT BOOM! STUDIOS
Founded by Ross Richie in 2005, Diamond Gem Award-winning “Best Publisher” BOOM! Studios (boom-studios.com) 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 the home of Mike Carey’s SUICIDE RISK, Clive Barker’s NEXT TESTAMENT and HELLRAISER, Paul Jenkins and Humberto Ramos’ FAIRY QUEST, PLANET OF THE APES, Max Bemis’ POLARITY and Mark Waid’s IRREDEEMABLE. Steven Grant’s graphic novel 2 GUNS was recently 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 and REGULAR SHOW, Mike Kunkel’s HEROBEAR AND THE KID, and Roger Langridge’s Eisner Award-winning SNARKED. In June 2013, BOOM! acquired Archaia Entertainment (archaia.com). Archaia is the Eisner and Harvey Award-winning graphic novel publisher of MOUSE GUARD, COW BOY, GUNNERKRIGG COURT, RUST, SPERA, JIM HENSON’S TALE OF SAND, and many other great titles. 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.

ACTION LAB HAS EVERYTHING YOU WANT FOR FCBD!
from Bill, April 16th, 2014 3:27 pm, comic book

 

ACTION LAB HAS EVERYTHING YOU WANT FOR FCBD!

SKYWARD/MIDNIGHT TIGER, ZOMBIE TRAMP/EHMM THEORY among Silver level books, launches new series.

Pittsburgh P.A.- Action Lab Entertainment, The most exciting new comic book publisher to hit the scene is proud to announce their FREE COMIC BOOK DAY offerings for 2014. The company dedicated to world class, genre- bending entertainment will release two “Silver level” books for FCBD, SKYWARD / MIDNIGHT TIGER and from their Danger Zone imprint, ZOMBIE TRAMP / EHMM THEORY.  

Free Comic Book Day is scheduled for Saturday, May 3rd, 2014 at participating comic book shops.

SKYWARD, the runaway hit series by Writer /Artist Jeremy Dale (G.I.Joe, NFL RushZone) features the story of a young boy named Quinn, the son of a legendary warrior named Corin. Living in the Idyllic countryside with not a care in the world his life is turned upside down when an old friend of his father manages to track them down. Now, Quinn and his dog Jack are on the run, headlong against a threat more terrible and a world more fantastic than they ever imagined. Newsarama.com calls Skyward “well executed coming of age tale” and TMSmash.com calls Skyward “ A great read for EVERY age comics fan.”

Joining Skyward this year will be a brand new Action Lab Series, MIDNIGHT TIGER
Created by Artist/Writer Ray-Anthony Height (Spider-GirlPower Man: Shadowlands) and Co-written by DeWayne Feenstra (The Adventures of Aero-Girl), Midnight Tiger stars high school senior Gavin Shaw, who after attempting to save the life of the gravely injured hero known as Lionsblood finds himself waking up in a hospital bed days later with amazing new super human abilities. The FCBD Book will, like last year’s MOLLY DANGER/PRINCELESS offering, lead into a four issue miniseries of the same name, launching in July.

For fans of the sexy and strange, the Action Lab Danger Zone imprint is also proud to announce their second FCBD offering ZOMBIE TRAMP/EHMM THEORY.

Called “one of the most original and fun zombie books to come out in the past several years“ by Aintitcool.com, ZOMBIE TRAMP is Dan Mendoza’s tale of a high priced Hollywood call girl named Janey who gets set up on a bad date by her transvestite Madame. Bitten by a zombie, Janey seeks out vengeance on those who wronged her. Cartoon grindhouse action abounds — with voodoo queens, zombie convicts, and crooked LAPD!!  The FCBD Story will launch the third volume of the series co-written by Jason Martin (Night of the ‘80’s Undead) with new regular artist TMChu. Issue #1 will feature covers by Josh Howard (Dead@17), Jerry Gaylord (Fanboys vs. Zombies) and Jamal Igle (The Terminator: Enemy of my enemy).

Brockton McKinney’s EHMM THEORY has been called “A heavy hitter in an already blood-and-guts saturated market, while carving its own niche one issue at a time” by Fangoria Magazine. EHHM THEORY tells the story of Gabriel Ehmm, a normal guy who has awoken to a world where zombie ‘little people’ rise from graves, someone calling himself Saint Peter offers bargains, and his pet kitten can now talk. Connected by blood and straddling the afterlife, Gabe and Mr. Whispers (the aforementioned talking cat) begin a universe-spanning adventure in the first issue of this mind-bending and genre-blending new series.

THE FCBD Story is a great primer for the launch of EHMM Theory Volume 2, set for a June release.

FCBD 2014 marks the largest ever FCBD event with 60 books to choose from. The comics include incredible titles from forty publishers featuring fan-favorite and new comic book characters that encourage readers to explore the fun and excitement that comics have to offer.

Chosen by retailers on the FCBD Committee, there’s a free comic book for everyone’s taste!

A complete listing of all sixty FCBD titles, including the twelve Gold and forty-eight Silver comic books, can be found in the January issue of Diamond Comic Distributors’ PREVIEWS catalog, on sale at all comic book shops December 31, 2013 or by visiting the comics section of the Free Comic Book Day website at http://www.freecomicbookday.com/Home/1/1/27/992.
 
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, NFL RUSHZONE (based on the Nickelodeon Television series), Jamal Igle’s MOLLY DANGER, Artist/ Writer Jeremy Dale’s hit series SKYWARD, and Gale 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 EHMM THEORY and Dan Mendoza’s over the top horror-comedy ZOMBIE TRAMP, THE FINAL PLAGUE and BO PLUSHY GANGSTA.


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