Marvel: Contest of Champions Trailer NYCC
from Bill, October 14th, 2014 9:03 pm, comic book, Gaming, NYCC 2014

At New York Comic Con, Kabam unveiled the first hands-on demo for its highly anticipated Marvel Contest of Champions game at Marvel’s booth. In celebration, the company has released a brand new, high-production trailer that showcases the action-packed gameplay including battles between iconic Marvel characters.

The Collector has captured the mightiest superheroes and villains to compete in the Contest of Champions. Watch as Hulk and Wolverine battle it out in the Savage Lands, Gamora take on Ronan in the Kyln, and Deadpool brawl Punisher in the Avengers Tower. Super villains Kang the Conqueror and Thanos ominously wait in their corners to wage their own epic battles to destroy the Marvel universe.


Marvel Contest of Champions
is an immersive, high-action, high-fidelity super hero combat game for mobile devices. Players fight their way through iconic locations from the Marvel Universe and collect their favorite Marvel super heroes and villains such as Iron Man, Captain America, Spider-Man and Thor to build their ultimate team of champions.  The storyline and character bios were penned by fan-favorite Marvel comic book writer Sam Humphries.

Marvel Contest of Champions is slated to release on App Stores worldwide December 2014. For the latest game info, visit www.facebook.com/MarvelContestofChampions.

Check out the Trailer herehttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-G4VATTd7Lk&noredirect=1

 

 

 

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Preview – Mishka and the Sea Devil
from Bill, October 13th, 2014 3:01 pm, comic book

MISHKA AND THE SEA DEVIL HARDCOVER ALBUM
Writer(s): Xenia Pamfil
Artist Name(s): Xenia Pamfil
Cover Artist(s): Xenia Pamfil 

Eleven days trapped on a mysterious island. Eleven chapters drawn in eleven different styles.
One incredible artist. After a chance encounter at sea, fisherman Mishka washes ashore on an uncharted
island. Surrounded by monsters and worse, can Mishka survive long enough to solve the mystery of the
Sea Devil and return home? Join her, Captain Furball and Admiral Ghost on the adventure of their lives!
100 Pgs./ FC/ All Ages                                $24.99

MISHKA_FC_SOLICIT_RGB MISHKA-3 MISHKA-4 MISHKA-11 MISHKA-12 MISHKA-50 MISHKA-51ABOUT 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 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 EHMM THEORY and Dan Mendoza’s over the top horror-comedy ZOMBIE TRAMP, THE FINAL PLAGUE and BO, PLUSHY GANGSTA

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CCP GAMES AND DARK HORSE COMICS ENLIST BRIAN WOOD FOR EVE: VALKYRIE
from Bill, October 13th, 2014 2:55 pm, comic book, NYCC 2014

NEW YORK, NY—As announced on Dark Horse’s Powered By Creators panel at New York Comic Con, Brian Wood will be penning a brand-new miniseries based on EVE: Valkyrie, the critically acclaimed video game in development by CCP Games.

With art by Eduardo Francisco, this tale will tell the origin story of pilot Rán and the rise of the Valkyrie.

In development at CCP’s Newcastle studio, EVE: Valkyrie is a multiplayer dogfighting shooter set in the EVEuniverse that uses virtual reality to give players the sense of being real pilots in EVE Online spaceships. It is based on the EVE-VR tech demo that won several major awards at E3 2013.

CCP Games, a leading independent developer of massively multiplayer games and creators of EVE Online, has partnered with Dark Horse Comics to deliver amazing books as epic as the online universe from which they are spawned: EVE: True StoriesEVE: Source, and EVE Universe: The Art of New Eden.

EVE Online (PC/Mac) is a captivating science-fiction game in which hundreds of thousands of players compete for riches, power, glory, and adventure in a single universe.

Eve: Valkyrie #1 is on sale June 3, 2015. Preorder your copy today!

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About Dark Horse
Founded in 1986 by Mike Richardson, Dark Horse Comics has proven to be a solid example of how integrity and innovation can help broaden a unique storytelling medium and establish a small, homegrown company as an industry giant. The company is known for the progressive and creator-friendly atmosphere it provides for writers and artists. In addition to publishing comics from top talent, such as Frank Miller, Mike Mignola, Neil Gaiman, Brian Wood, Gerard Way, Felicia Day, and Guillermo del Toro, and comics legends, such as Will Eisner, Neal Adams, and Jim Steranko, Dark Horse has developed its own successful properties, such as The Mask, Ghost, Timecop, and SpyBoy. Its successful line of comics and products based on popular properties includes Star Wars, Mass Effect, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Aliens, Conan, EVE Online, Halo, Serenity, Game of Thrones, and Domo. Today Dark Horse Comics is the largest independent comic book publisher in the US and is recognized as one of the world’s leading publishers of both creator-owned content and licensed comics material.

About CCP
CCP is a leading independent developer of massively multiplayer games, and has been praised for its artistry, game design and unique player-driven, infinitely scalable storytelling narratives. CCP is the creator of the critically acclaimed science-fiction game EVE Online (PC/Mac), which is celebrating an unprecedented eleventh consecutive year of subscriber growth. In addition to EVE Online, CCP also develops DUST 514®, a groundbreaking, free-to-play, massively multiplayer online first-person shooter for the PlayStation®3, and EVE: Valkyrie™, a multiplayer spaceship dogfighting shooter, both set in the EVE Universe.  Founded and headquartered in Reykjavik, Iceland, in 1997, CCP is privately held, with additional offices in Atlanta, Newcastle, and Shanghai. For more information, visit www.ccpgames.com.

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ANIMAL PLANET ACQUIRES EXCLUSIVE RIGHTS FOR THE OTHER DEAD GRAPHIC NOVEL
from Bill, October 13th, 2014 2:31 pm, comic book, Entertainment, NYCC 2014

ANIMAL PLANET ACQUIRES EXCLUSIVE RIGHTS FOR THE OTHER DEAD GRAPHIC NOVEL

            –Zombie Animal Saga Being Developed Into Scripted Series–

Animal Planet has exclusively optioned the popular zombie animal graphic novel THE OTHER DEAD to be developed into a scripted series.

From creators Joshua Ortega (Gears of War, Star Wars, Spider-Man) and Digger Mesch (Agent 88, X-Men, Payday)THE OTHER DEAD is a critically acclaimed, best-selling graphic novel from IDW Publishing. The story is set in Louisiana during the ‘next Hurricane Katrina’ and features an eclectic cast of characters thrown together into a nightmarish world of undead animals and unrelenting storms.

“The entire creative team could not be more excited about this partnership, and the timing for THE OTHER DEAD series could not be more perfect,” says Ortega. “Zombie animal meets Animal Planet? Sounds like we have some serious undead fun ahead of us.”

“”Our stylistic and creative ambitions as a network happily found their echo in the pages of THE OTHER DEAD, says Kurt Tondorf, vice president of development at Animal Planet. “We’re rabid about bringing Josh and Digger’s bold, wry and unrelenting vision to life.”

“This is an intriguing choice for Animal Planet as the network further branches out into different, dynamic genres,” says Rick Holzman, executive vice president and general manager of Animal Planet.

Animal Planet is targeting first quarter of 2016 for its premiere.

For Animal Planet, THE OTHER DEAD is developed by Vice President of Development Kurt Tondorf.

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Your Official First Look at Charlie Cox in Marvel’s Daredevil on Netflix!
from Bill, October 13th, 2014 2:28 pm, Entertainment, NYCC 2014

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Matt Murdock suits up in the first images from the new series for Netflix!  Check it out at Marvel.com

http://marvel.com/news/tv/23448/your_official_first_look_at_charlie_cox_in_marvels_daredevil_on_netflix

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Powers comes to Playstation
from Bill, October 13th, 2014 2:22 pm, comic book, Entertainment, NYCC 2014

FIRST FOOTAGE FROM POWERS, A PLAYSTATION ORIGINAL SERIES, DEBUTS AT NEW YORK COMIC CON

Panel goers get exclusive look at early clips as executive producers and co-creators Brian Michael Bendis and Michael Avon Oeming bring the series to life

POWERSPlayStation’s edgy new dramatic series from Sony Pictures Television, the studio behind the critically-acclaimedBreaking Bad, treated thousands of fans at New York Comic Con to the first footage from the highly-anticipated project.

Check out the trailer here

http://youtu.be/P02QmncDOzM

Offering fans a glimpse of the production’s gritty tone, elaborate sets and memorable characters, this new footage was revealed by executive producers and co-creators of the graphic novels, Brian Michael Bendis and Michael Avon Oeming, plus stars Susan Heyward, Noah TaylorEddie Izzard, Olesya Rulin, and Logan Browning, all of whom shared their experiences on the project so far.

POWERS follows the lives of two homicide detectives, Christian Walker (Sharlto Copley) and Deena Pilgrim (Susan Heyward), who are assigned to investigate cases involving people with extraordinary abilities, referred to as “Powers.” As you’ll see in the first look trailer, POWERS centers on Walker’s journey as a hero who lost his powers and struggles with losing what made him great.

Available this winter, PlayStation platform owners will be able to download/stream individual episodes of POWERS.  Members of PlayStation Plus, the premium gaming membership, will be able to view the entire POWERS series for free and obtain exclusive behind-the-scenes footage.   Episode 1 of POWERS will be made free for everyone, regardless if they own a PlayStation or not.

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ART AND FRANCO PEN TALE OF TROPICAL EPICNESS!
from Bill, October 13th, 2014 2:19 pm, comic book, NYCC 2014

Aw yeah tiki time!

NEW YORK, NY—From the multiple-Eisner-winning team of Art Baltazar and Franco (Itty Bitty Hellboy, Aw Yeah Comics!, Tiny Titans, Superman Family Adventures) comes a wild, all-ages tale of Grimmiss Island!

The Volcano Goddess threatens the Mama Woogees’ tiny island! What can their creation Grimmiss do to stop this terror? Between an eye exam, a tough lesson in love, and stopping the Tiki Monoliths, there are lots of things for a little guy with a skull head to do! Tropical drinks not included.

Itty Bitty Comics: Grimmiss Island #1 (of 4) is on sale March 11, 2015, from Dark Horse Comics. Preorder your copy today.

Praise for Art and Franco:

“Art and Franco need to take on every property in comics.”—Comic Vine

“Art and Franco make the world a better place.”—Following the Nerd

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About Dark Horse
Founded in 1986 by Mike Richardson, Dark Horse Comics has proven to be a solid example of how integrity and innovation can help broaden a unique storytelling medium and establish a small, homegrown company as an industry giant. The company is known for the progressive and creator-friendly atmosphere it provides for writers and artists. In addition to publishing comics from top talent, such as Frank Miller, Mike Mignola, Neil Gaiman, Brian Wood, Gerard Way, Felicia Day, and Guillermo del Toro, and comics legends, such as Will Eisner, Neal Adams, and Jim Steranko, Dark Horse has developed its own successful properties, such as The Mask, Ghost, Timecop, and SpyBoy. Its successful line of comics and products based on popular properties includes Star Wars, Mass Effect, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Aliens, Conan, EVE Online, Halo, Serenity, Game of Thrones, and Domo. Today Dark Horse Comics is the largest independent comic book publisher in the US and is recognized as one of the world’s leading publishers of both creator-owned content and licensed comics material.

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ARCHIE MEETS PREDATOR
from Bill, October 13th, 2014 2:17 pm, comic book, NYCC 2014

Dark Horse Comics and Archie Comics team up for a bloodbath in Riverdale!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: NEW YORK, NY—America’s favorite teen meets the galaxy’s fiercest hunter! Dark Horse Comics and Archie Comics are proud to bring you spring 2015’s hottest crossover: Archie Meets Predator.

With writer Alex de Campi (Grindhouse, Lady Zorro, Smoke/Ashes) at the helm, with artist Fernando Ruiz, things are going to get wild quick.

“In the grand tradition of Archie Meets the Punisher and Archie Meets Kiss, we’re unbelievably excited to partner with Dark Horse to show what happens when the Predator comes to Riverdale,” said Archie Comics publisher/co-CEO Jon Goldwater. “It’s going to be a surprising, energetic, and must-read series, and we’re so glad Alex de Campi and Fernando Ruiz are joining forces to tell this off-the-wall story.”

Archie and friends hit Costa Rica for spring break, where party and beach games soon get replaced by the most dangerous game! What mysterious attraction does the gang hold for the trophy-collecting Predator, and will the kids even realize they’re in danger before it claims them all?

Archie Meets Predator #1 is on sale April 2015. Preorder your copy today! 

Praise for Alex de Campi:

“This is a flat out insane comic book. All that ridiculous violence and mayhem that de Campi writes is brought to bloody life in a spectacular fashion.”—IGN

“Alex de Campi’s writing puts you in the story immediately.”—Comic Bastards

“Writer Alex de Campi understands the core appeal of grindhouse cinema: cheap laughs, over the top characters, gore, and stellar creatures.”—Bloody Disgusting

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About Dark Horse

Founded in 1986 by Mike Richardson, Dark Horse Comics has proven to be a solid example of how integrity and innovation can help broaden a unique storytelling medium and establish a small, homegrown company as an industry giant. The company is known for the progressive and creator-friendly atmosphere it provides for writers and artists. In addition to publishing comics from top talent, such as Frank Miller, Mike Mignola, Neil Gaiman, Brian Wood, Gerard Way, Felicia Day, and Guillermo del Toro, and comics legends, such as Will Eisner, Neal Adams, and Jim Steranko, Dark Horse has developed its own successful properties, such as The Mask, Ghost, Timecop, and SpyBoy. Its successful line of comics and products based on popular properties includes Star Wars, Mass Effect, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Aliens, Conan, EVE Online, Halo, Serenity, Game of Thrones, and Domo. Today Dark Horse Comics is the largest independent comic book publisher in the US and is recognized as one of the world’s leading publishers of both creator-owned content and licensed comics material.

About Archie Comics
Archie Comics is the leading mass market comic book publisher in the world and the home to a wide array of the most popular humor, action-adventure and superhero characters in entertainment, including Archie, Jughead, Betty and Veronica, Reggie, Kevin Keller, Josie and the Pussycats, Sabrina the Teenage Witch, Afterlife With Archie, The Fox, The New Crusaders, The Shield, Li’l Jinx and many more. Archie Comics have sold 2 billion comics worldwide and are published around the world in a number of languages. In addition to comics, Archie characters have been featured prominently in animation, television, film and music.

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ERIC POWELL’S ‘THE GOON: ONCE UPON A HARD TIME’!
from Bill, October 13th, 2014 2:15 pm, comic book, NYCC 2014

Celebrating 15 years of The Goon!

NEW YORK, NY—Created by Eisner Award winner Eric Powell (Billy the Kid’s Old Timey Oddities, Chimichanga), The Goon is set to take 2015 by storm!

Once upon a Hard Time is a climactic miniseries that has major consequences for the Goon and his supporting cast. If you’re a Goon fan, you can’t miss this.

After the tragic events of Occasion of Revenge, the witch coven believes that control of the unnamed town will soon be in their grasp and the Goon’s tragic soul will contribute to the curse that increases their power. But has their plot destroyed the Goon or created a monster too savage for them to withstand?

The Goon: Once upon a Hard Time #1 is on sale February 4, 2015, from Dark Horse Comics. Preorder your copy today!

Also Available:

The Goon Volume 14: Occasion of Revenge Book 1

The Goon: For Want of Whiskey and Blood 

Praise for Eric Powell’s The Goon:

“Powell’s story is sweet when it needs to be, warm and touching when it wants to be, and brutal and gruesome when it has to be.”—Bloody Disgusting

“There is no match for this comic in look or content.”—Comic Bastards

“There aren’t many characters like the Goon in comics and there aren’t many creators as unique and enjoyable as Eric Powell.”—IGN

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About Dark Horse
Founded in 1986 by Mike Richardson, Dark Horse Comics has proven to be a solid example of how integrity and innovation can help broaden a unique storytelling medium and establish a small, homegrown company as an industry giant. The company is known for the progressive and creator-friendly atmosphere it provides for writers and artists. In addition to publishing comics from top talent, such as Frank Miller, Mike Mignola, Neil Gaiman, Brian Wood, Gerard Way, Felicia Day, and Guillermo del Toro, and comics legends, such as Will Eisner, Neal Adams, and Jim Steranko, Dark Horse has developed its own successful properties, such as The Mask, Ghost, Timecop, and SpyBoy. Its successful line of comics and products based on popular properties includes Star Wars, Mass Effect, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Aliens, Conan, EVE Online, Halo, Serenity, Game of Thrones, and Domo. Today Dark Horse Comics is the largest independent comic book publisher in the US and is recognized as one of the world’s leading publishers of both creator-owned content and licensed comics materia

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STARZ RELEASES FIRST TRAILER FROM “BLACK SAILS” SEASON 2 & FIRST IMAGES FROM “DA VINCIS DEMONS” SEASON 3
from Bill, October 13th, 2014 2:13 pm, Entertainment, NYCC 2014

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Starz has released the first trailer from the second season of “Black Sails,” premiering Jan 24, 2015 on STARZ. During the STARZ “Black Sails” panel at New York Comic-Con, Starz Managing Director Carmi Zlotnik announced the series has been renewed for a third season which will begin shooting in Cape Town, South Africa next month. The first season of “Black Sails” set a viewership record for a debuting STARZ Original series during its opening weekend in January 2014 and established an average of 5.3 million viewers per episode*; it is distributed in about 130 countries and territories worldwide.

NEW BLACK SAILS S2 TRAILER

The Starz Comic-Con panel also featured the cast and creators of “Da Vinci’s Demons,” which is currently shooting its third season. Attached, please findall new first look images from the third season of “Da Vinci’s Demons.” The action adventure drama from the mind of David S. Goyer, helmed by showrunner and EP John Shiban (writer “Breaking Bad,” “X-files”), follows the adventures of a young Leonardo da Vinci, on the cusp of greatness. In season three, which returns to STARZ in 2015, da Vinci’s world comes crashing down when the city of Otranto is torn apart by an Ottoman invasion.

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“Black Sails” Online: For more information, go to the official “Black Sails” Facebook Page and follow @BlkSails_Starz on Twitter and Instagram. Join the conversation with #BlackSails and #STARZ.

 

Da Vinci’s Demons” Online: Visit the official “Da Vinci’s Demons Facebook Page and follow @DaVincis_Starz on Twitter and Davincisdemons_starz on Instagram.

Website: http://www.starz.com/originals/DaVincisDemons

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