Agatha Christie: The A.B.C. Murders, Now Available On Mobile Devices



Console Game Sensation, Agatha Christie: The A.B.C. Murders, Now Available On Mobile Devices

Adventure and investigation game, popular on PS4, Xbox One, PC and Mac, puts players in the shoes of a legendary detective working to solve a string of mysterious murders

 

Paris – September 29, 2016 – Microïds and Artefacts Studios, both leading international brands in the worldwide gaming industry, today announced the release of “Agatha Christie: The A.B.C. Murders” on iOS and Android. Already a sensation on PS4, Xbox One, PC and Mac the adventure and investigation game is based around one of Agatha Christie’s most-beloved novels, The A.B.C. Murders, and allows games to investigate the A.B.C. murders on their mobile device.

Putting the player in the body of detective Hercule Poirot, “Agatha Christie: The A.B.C. Murders” is an adventure and investigation game which challenges players to use strategy, skill, wit and composure to solve a string of dark and mystifying murders. The gameplay centers around Detective Poirot’s brilliant intelligence and allows the player to live and breathe within Poirot’s point of view.

The story begins with Poirot receiving a mysterious letter from someone named A.B.C. who announces an upcoming murder. From there, the game takes the player on a journey as they match wits with a menacing killer and chase him all around England and try to solve the mysterious A.B.C. murders.

Some of the key features of the gameplay of “Agatha Christie: The A.B.C. Murders” include:

First-person investigation: Players see Agatha Christie’s legendary world through the eyes of Detective Poirot as they examine integral crime scene details, character backgrounds and clues as they work on solving the mystery of the game.

Interactive interrogation: Gamers are able to directly interrogate characters in the game as Poirot and a multiple choice question system while armed with the ability to monitor the moods of other characters to guide the strategy in the conversation.

Dynamic tools: The game is loaded with dynamic tools Poirot will collect and use in the game to advance the story and solve the mystery.

Challenging puzzles: Numerous varied puzzles stand in the way of solving the mystery. Players will encounter puzzles which need to be solved to unlock a secret room or collect a valuable tool and get closer to solving the mystery.

Mystery-solving: Once all of the clues have been collected, the player will be tasked with reconstructing the crime and putting together the entire story.

“Little grey cells”: Detective Poirot’s signature intelligence will be put to the test in “Little Grey Cells” sequences where players will have to answer questions about the suspects or circumstances using the clues they have collected. 

“The harrowing intrigue of the world of Agatha Christie and the ingenuity and brilliance of Detective Poirot translates perfectly into a game built for the mobile platform,” said Eric Nguyen, director of marketing for Microïds. “We believe gamers will be submerged in the mysterious, multi-layered world of the game and be challenged and enthralled by the interactive gameplay which tells a fast-paced story and mystery the player can solve themselves.”

The game is available on iOS and Android for $6.99.

iOS :

http://itunes.apple.com/app/id1116910957?mt=8

Google Play :

http://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.microids.theABCmurders.GP.premium

Voice-over is available in English and French. Subtitles are available in English, French, Italian, Spanish, German, Portuguese, Polish, and Russian.

 

©2015 Anuman Interactive SA. Tous droits réservés. Distribué et publié par Anuman Interactive SA. Microïds est une marque déposée par Anuman Interactive SA. Tous droits réservés. ©2015 Agatha Christie Limited (une société du groupe Acorn Media). Tous droits réservés. www.agathachristie.com

ComiXology Announces Comic Book All Stars Collectible Trading Cards: Series 2

ComiXology Announces Comic Book All Stars Collectible Trading Cards: Series 2

 

Creator Cards Including Alison Bechdel, Neil Gaiman, Grant Morrison, Gail Simone and

Congressman John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, & Nate Powell of the March Trilogy

&

Comic Book “Rookie” All Star Cards for Debut Comic Book Writers

 Margaret Atwood and Chuck Palahniuk

 

September 29, 2016 – New York, NY – ComiXology, Amazon’s premier digital comic shopping and reading platform, revealed today its 2016 New York Comic Con exclusive promotional give-away: Series 2 of the “Comic Book All Stars” collectible trading cards. With over 30 creators featured, the collectible cards spotlight a photo or self-portrait by fan-favorite comic book creators like Alison Bechdel (Fun Home), Neil Gaiman (Sandman), Joe Hill (Locke & Key), and Gail Simone (Birds of Prey). Series 2 features the first graphic-novel-specific card, with a tribute to the bestselling March Trilogy written by Congressman John Lewis and Andrew Aydin with art by Nate Powell.

 

Series 2 also introduces the first ever All Star “Rookie” Cards featuring two creators who recently made their graphic novel debuts: Booker Award-winning novelist Margaret Atwood (Angel Catbird) and #1 New York Timesbestselling author Chuck Palahniuk (Fight Club2). The 31-card complete set includes fun facts about the creators as well as a redemption code on each Comic Book All Star card redeemable for a free title on comixology.com that has been handpicked by the creator.

 

“Sequels need to be bigger and bolder than the original so we’ve upped the ante for New York Comic Con,” said comiXology cofounder and CEO David Steinberger. “Series 2 has more cards, including a card showcasing the all-ages comics creative team of Art Baltazar and Franco and a card spotlighting one of my personal favorite graphic novels of all time,March. Whether the cards are self-portraits, like Jim Cheung’s, or throwback photos like Cliff Chiang’s, they celebrate the unbridled creativity of the writers and artists who create comics.”

 

The Comic Book All Stars Series 2 collectible trading card set features the following cards:

 

Charlie Adlard, artist: The Walking Dead Tyreese Special (Image Comics)

Penelope Bagieu, writer/artist: Josephine (Editions Delcourt)

Alison Bechdel, writer/artist: Fun Home(Houghton Mifflin)

Natacha Bustos, artist: Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur (Marvel Comics)

Sophie Campbell, artist: Shadoweyes(Iron Circus)

Cliff Chiang, artist: Paper Girls (Image Comics)

Jim Cheung, artist: Young Avengers(Marvel Comics)

Johnnie Christmas, artist: Angel Catbird(Dark Horse Comics)

Kevin Eastman, writer/artist: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (IDW Publishing)

Neil Gaiman, writer: Sandman (Vertigo Comics)

Agnes Garbowska, artist: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic (IDW Publishing)

Larry Hama, writer: G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero (IDW Publishing)

Dean Haspiel, writer/artist: Beef With Tomato (Alternative Comics)

Joe Hill, writer: Locke & Key (IDW Publishing)

Jamal Igle, writer/artist: Molly Danger(Action Lab Entertainment)

Phil Jimenez, writer/artist: Superwoman(DC Comics)

Marjorie Liu, writer: Monstress (Image Comics)

Grant Morrison, writer: Happy (Image Comics)

Jimmy Palmiotti, writer: Painkiller Jane(PaperFilms)

Amy Reeder, writer/artist: Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur (Marvel Comics)

Gabriel Rodriguez, artist: Locke & Key(IDW Publishing)

Marguerite Sauvage, artist: Faith(Valiant)

Gail Simone, writer: Clean Room (Vertigo Comics)

Charles Soule, writer: Letter 44 (Oni Press)

Louise Simonson, writer: Superman: Man of Steel (DC Comics)

Walt Simonson, writer/artist: Ragnarök(IDW Publishing)

Chip Zdarsky, artist: Sex Criminals(Image Comics)

Art Baltazar and Franco Aureliani,writers/artists: Tiny Titans (DC Comics)

March Vol. 1-3, U.S. Congressman John Lewis, Andrew Aydin & artist Nate Powell (Top Shelf/IDW Publishing)

“All Star” Rookies:

Margaret Atwood, writer: Angel Catbird(Dark Horse Comics)

Chuck Palahniuk, writer: Fight Club 2(Dark Horse Comics)

 

New York Comic Con takes place at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City from October 6th-9th with comiXology exhibiting in Artist Alley #M3-M4. ComiXology will be hosting two 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 Series 2” collectible trading cards will also be available at designated times during the convention at the comiXology presence in Artist Alley. The company will be announcing creator signings and card drops via social media and its Tumblr closer to the convention.

 

Comic Book All Stars Collectible Trading Cards were made popular with Comic Book All Stars Series 1, a set of 26 cards that were given away in July at Comic-Con International in San Diego, California.

 

BABYMETAL IS HEADED FOR ANANIMATED ADVENTURE

JAPANESE POP-METAL SENSATION BABYMETAL IS HEADED FOR AN

ANIMATED ADVENTURE VIA A NEW SHORTFORM SERIES FROM

WARNER BROS.’ DIGITAL STUDIO BLUE RIBBON CONTENT, IN

COLLABORATION WITH AMUSE GROUP USA

 

Twitter Pitch: WB’s Blue Ribbon Content & Amuse USA develop series w/Japanese pop-metal sensation@BABYMETAL_JAPANhttp://bit.ly/BRC-BabyMetal #BABYMETAL

 

BURBANK, Calif. (September 28, 2016) — Fresh off the triumphant finale to their unforgettable 2016 world tour in front of more than 110,000 fans at the Tokyo Dome, Japanese pop-metal sensation BABYMETAL will embark on a new adventure with an original shortform series from Warner Bros.’ digital studio Blue Ribbon Content and Japanese powerhouse Amuse Inc’s subsidiary, Amuse USA. Manager and creator of BABYMETAL Key Kobayashi (a.k.a. KOBAMETAL) is also producing. The hybrid live-action and animated project is currently in development, it was announced today by Sam Register, President, Warner Bros. Animation and Warner Digital Series.

 

Sam Register said: “BABYMETAL have to be seen to be believed — a mind-blowing, fun combination of pop vocals, heavy metal music and dance choreography brought to life by three incredibly talented teenage stars. We are huge fans here at Blue Ribbon Content and are extremely excited to help bring the BABYMETAL phenomenon to U.S. audiences through this upcoming digital series.”

 

Tatsuro Hatanaka, President, Amuse, Inc. and Amuse USA, commented: “We are grateful for Warner Bros. and Blue Ribbon Content’s interest in BABYMETAL, and to be moving onward with the project. We are very much looking forward to working on this project with Sam and his team, and hope everyone will enjoy our completed work.”

 

The action-adventure will take viewers inside the magical world of heavy metal music as it comes under attack, and one lonely god, Kitsune, forms the warrior band BABYMETAL to save the day. In the series, SU-METAL, YUIMETAL and MOAMETAL join together to ultimately redefine the genre. The series will also feature new live-action performances from the group, who will enter the animated world through a secret portal.

 

Fronted by three teenage girls with choreographed dance moves to accompany their vocals, BABYMETAL is making waves in the music industry with two chart-topping albums that have solidified the Japanese pop-metal band’s cross-continent success. In fact, the buzz-worthy group recently caught the attention of the Red Hot Chili Peppers, who are taking them on their first UK tour in five years.

 

With a name inspired by “the birth of new metal” and a goal of fusing metal and pop music, the BABYMETAL lineup includes SU-METAL, YUIMETAL and MOAMETAL. BABYMETAL has already achieved two major debut singles, both of which ranked in the Top 10 Oricon chart in Japan. Their first studio album also earned the #1 spot on Billboard’s World Album chart, and the official live music video for their debut album’s lead single,“Gimme Chocolate!!,” has garnered more than 60 million views on YouTube. Their sophomore album,METAL RESISTANCEmade them the first Japanese act to make the Billboard200 album chart’s top 40 in 53 years. They have also won several awards, including:

 

·       The Breakthrough Act award at the 2015 Metal Hammer Golden Gods

·       The Spirit of Independence award at the 2015 Kerrang! Awards

·       MTV Europe’s Wildcard Best Japanese Act

·       The Discovery Prize at GQ Japan’s Men of the Year 2015 Awards

·       Women of the Year prize at VogueJapan’s Women of the Year 2015 Awards

·       Best Live Act award at the 2016Kerrang! Awards

·       Best Live Act award at the 2016 AIM Independent Music Awards

 

Since its inception, the Japanese metal dance unit has developed a devoted fan base that describes their concerts as both energetic and unforgettable. The band has also received glowing praise from the industry’s top acts, includingSlipknot’s Corey Taylor, Guns N’ Roses’ Slash and Rob Zombie, who toldBillboard that BABYMETAL “are like nothing I’ve ever seen before.” The new series will take their energy from the stage to the screen with a can’t-miss adventure for all ages.

 

Lionel’s DC Comics™ Batman™ Phantom LionChief™ Train Set 

Calling all diehard Batman fans

Lionel’s DC Comics™ Batman™ Phantom LionChief™ Train Set offers a unique way for fans to showcase their superhero affection. Fans can forget the Batmobile and stay five steps ahead of their foes with this dark and brooding BATMAN Phantom Set! The ready-to-run train set includes 3 cars (a powered Phantom engine, non-powered dome car and non-powered dome end car); as well as track, a wall pack power supply and LionChief™ remote for the Phantom engine. The engine even features a RailSounds RC™ sound system with special Phantom background sounds, horn, bell and user-activated announcements, including “That’s Commissioner Gordon Calling,” “Next Stop Gotham City” and more!

 

The train set is available at select Lionel dealers nationwide for a MSRP of $399.99.

 

Batgirl Makes Her Way Home to Burnside With a New Artist!

Batgirl Makes Her Way Home to Burnside With a New Artist!

Christian Wildgoose announced as new artist on the Batgirl ongoing series 

 

This January, Batgirl is headed home— with a new artist and new villain to kick off the next arc! Artist Christian Wildgoose (GOTHAM ACADEMY) will take over art duties once Rafael Albuquerque’s run concludes with BATGIRL #6. Wildgoose joins writer Hope Larson upon Batgirl’s return home in “Son of Penguin.” Since the launch of Rebirth, Barbara Gordon has left Burnside and Gotham behind for some well-earned time off. Traveling to Japan, Singapore and more she’s been on a quest to train with the most elite masters of the East— as well as taking a break from her everyday crimefighting life. But where she goes, danger always follows. 


“I’m still in shock to be working on Batgirl, probably more so than the readers, so I’m feeling a mixture of excitement and nerves as I take on one of my favorite characters,” says Wildgoose. “Despite any nerves, I know I’m in safe hands working with Hope. She’s doing an awesome job with her current run and I’m looking forward to teaming up with her.  After Rafael’s run, I know I have some pretty big yellow boots to fill. Hope and Rafael’s amazing work makes Batgirl larger than life and I hope to keep their fire and energy burning. Most of all, I’m going to have fun. I think that’s something even Batgirl would approve of.” 


In BATGIRL #7, the Batgirl we know and love returns to Burnside to find an entirely different city than the one she left behind. Due to a boom in tech start-up companies, Burnside is now trendier than ever, leaving Babs to feel out of place in her newly gentrified neighborhood. But it’s not all a loss. She’ll soon meet a dashing and handsome techie named Ethan, only to find out that her striking beau has a familiar last name—Cobblepot! Will her new found romance bring her more trouble than she was ready for? You’ll have to find out. 

 

“I’m thrilled to be working with Christian on this next arc, which will bring Batgirl back to her familiar stomping grounds in Burnside,” says writer Hope Larson. “You can never really go home again, and a lot has changed since she left, both in her friends’ lives and in Burnside, which is rapidly becoming even more gentrified. Most interestingly of all, there’s a new player on the scene: charming, handsome, tech-savvy, and possibly evil Ethan Cobblepot, the Penguin’s son. Christian’s art is fresh, charming, and delightful, and he’s the perfect artist to bring this story to life.”

 

Check out these beautiful promo pieces from Christian Wildgoose here! The new arc “Son of Penguin” debuts January 25th in BATGIRL #7. 

Announcing An Enhanced Comics App For SURGEON X,One of The Most Highly Anticipated Comic Books of The Year

Announcing An Enhanced Comics App For SURGEON X,

One of The Most Highly Anticipated Comic Books of The Year

 

September 23, 2016 — Wellcome, a global charitable foundation that exists to improve health for everyone by helping great ideas to thrive, has funded an enhanced comics app for the highly anticipated new comic book series SURGEON X.  The app will launch on September 28, 2016, with Image Comics’ publication of the first issue by debut comic book writer and acclaimed documentary filmmaker Sara Kenney (Angels and Ghosts), master artist John Watkiss (Sandman), colorist James Devlin (Testament), letterer Jared K. Fletcher (Paper Girls), and editor Karen Berger, the founder of Vertigo Comics.

 

First time comic writer Sara Kenney secured funding for both the app and the comic itself with a Society Award from Wellcome, which supported extensive dialogue with scientists, medics, biomedical ethicists and sociologists.SURGEON X is a medical thriller set in London in the year 2036, which asks: What if we lived in a world of antibiotic resistance and rationing, where the superbugs have won? In the series, Rosa Scott, a brilliant and obsessive surgeon takes things into her own hands and becomes Surgeon X, a vigilante doctor who uses experimental surgery and black market drugs to treat patients.

 

“The app invites the reader to search ‘behind the panels’ and ‘behind the balloons’ to find animations, documentaries and other exclusive content,” says Kenney. “It enhances the storyworld allowing the reader to find out more about the science and also the brutal fictional world our future characters inhabit.”

 

A new enhanced comic app will be available each month to accompany the content of each issue and timed to the same release, and will include:

  • Animated scientific shorts narrated by Alice Roberts, Professor of Public Engagement in Science at University of Birmingham;

  • Historical footage detailing the medical science of antibiotics; 

  • Futuristic animations of political campaigns, commercials & news reports from London 2036;

  • Documentary interviews with the creative team and the scientists, surgeons, historians, ethicists and philosophers who helped inform the series;

  • Original music and sound design;

  • The entire comic, both in color and in stylish black and white

 

SURGEON X marks the return to the comic book industry for Karen Berger, the award-winning, founding editor of Vertigo, who is editing her first comic series after a three-year hiatus.

 

“The app is the ultimate companion piece,” says Berger. “No one in comics has done anything quite like this before, and I was blown away by the idea of experimenting with off the page storytelling while keeping the purity of comics intact. Not only has Sara created a rich and incredible world, but with the app she’s using her filmmaking talents to expand on the concept in an exciting and special way.”

 

The SURGEON X Enhanced Comic App was created by Sara Kenney Writer/ Producer/ Director; Michael Mensah-Bonsu, Designer and Developer of Vuniiun Ltd., Simon Armstrong, Animation Director of Ticktockrobot; Oliver Kenney, Composer/Music Consultant; Marnie Chesterton freelancer for BBC, Producer of audio documentaries as well as Karen Berger and producer Duncan Copp. 

 

The SURGEON X Enhanced Comic app is available September 28 in the App Store and Google Play Store for $3.99 U.S./£2.99 U.K.. For more about SURGEON X head over to:www.SurgeonX.co.uk

U.S.Avengers

MARVEL INTRODUCESU.S.AVENGERS #1 STATE VARIANTS

New York, NY—September 21, 2016 — The security of the Marvel Universe is fractured. The world’s first line of defense, S.H.I.E.L.D., can no longer be trusted. The United States no longer has a super-spy agency with its best interests at heart – until now. Prepare for theU.S.AVENGERS!

They’re the team you can trust!

For the launch of this all-new series, U.S.AVENGERS#1 will feature over 50 unique variants assigning one Avengers to that state! Sam Wilson soars high over Maryland, Iron Man rockets across the Golden State of California, Black Widow defends the Constitution State of Connecticut, and Spectrum shines a light on evil in Louisiana. With more state variants to be revealed in the upcoming days, which Avenger will be protecting you?

“Marvel’s U.S.AVENGERS State Variants are a chance for our fans and retailers to show their home town patriotism paired with some of the biggest Avengers from the Marvel Universe,” says SVP Sales & Marketing for Marvel, David Gabriel. “We knew that a series with the name U.S.AVENGERS would evoke a sense of honor with all of our fans and we really wanted to go that extra step and offer a variant campaign that would allow our readers to show their hometown pride across this great nation – even our neighbors Canada and Puerto Rico! Expect their own variants as well.”

Action, adventure and intrigue draped in the red, white and blue! The U.S.AVENGERS are here and bringing along Avengers for every state.  And eagle-eye readers may notice that all 50 variants will connect to form Old Glory herself, the flag of the United States of America.

Show you pride by tracking down the variants that speak the most you. Which of Earth’s Mightiest Heroes do you want protecting your home state? #USAvengers

U.S.AVENGERS #1
Written by AL EWING
Art by PACO MEDINA
State Variant Cover Art by ROD REIS

Marvel Presents MONSTERS UNLEASHED

Marvel Presents MONSTERS UNLEASHED

                                                                                                              

New York, NY—September 16, 2016— Raining down from the outer reaches of the galaxy, rising up from the depths of the ocean, and emerging from the recesses of the Earth – monsters are staking their claim to the planet.  The only thing standing in their destructive path: the united Super Heroes of the Marvel Universe. 

 

It’s all hands on deck, as the Avengers, Guardians of the Galaxy, X-Men, Inhumans and Champions, joined by a who’s who of solo stars – Deadpool, Spider-Man, Black Panther – battle an endless deluge of monsters and the mysterious force that controls them.  Will the combined might of the Marvel Super Heroes be enough to save the day?  Or will they need help to arrive from the unlikeliest of places?

 

Marvel Comics is excited to present MONSTERS UNLEASHED coming January 2017.

 

#MonstersUnleashed

 

Josie and the Pussycats #1 Exclusive Cover

Friday, September 16 at 9am MDT
Josie and the Pussycats #1 Exclusive Cover

J. Scott Campbell announces his exclusive variant cover for Josie and the Pussycats #1 featuring an editorial layout inspired by Rolling Stone magazine.


Pre-Order Schedule
Starting at 9am on September 16, 2016 (MDT Mountain Time)
Available exclusively on JScottCampbell.com online store.

Kids and Family Tech Expo


This past Tuesday, we had the opportunity and privilege to attend the Kids and Family Tech Expo, showcasing the latest and greatest in future tech from Spin Masters to Ozobot and more! Please join us in seeing some great demonstrations of what’s in store for everyone just in time for Christmas and even right now.