DARK HORSE OFFERS CBLDF VARIANT FOR FRED VAN LENTE’S RESURRECTIONISTS!
from Bill, August 19th, 2014 5:16 pm, comic book

Jenny Frison variant available exclusively to Comic Book Legal Defense Fund member stores!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: MILWAUKIE, OR—On the eve of solicitation of the highly anticipated new ongoing series from Fred Van Lente (Conan the Avenger, Archer & Armstrong) and artists Maurizio Rosenzweig (Clown Fatale) and Moreno Dinisio (Dead Body Road) comes news of a second cover of the first issue, created for the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund! In addition to the regular cover by Juan Doe, Dark Horse adds a special variant cover by Jenny Frison, available exclusively to CBLDF member stores!

Are you Near-Death Experienced? Framed architect-turned-thief Jericho Way has discovered he’s a Resurrectionist, one of a select group of people who can not only remember their past lives, but become them. Two groups are now after his services—the Sojourn Corporation, which wants to exploit his powers for mysterious purposes, and a motley crew of modern-day tomb robbers who have been trying to pull the same impossible heist for 3,000 years—and if Jericho joins them, he may steal back his own future!

Recent praise for New York Times best-selling author Fred Van Lente:

“Van Lente gives readers just enough of everything to satisfy curiosity without overwhelming while extending an open invitation to come back for more.”—
Comic Book Resources

“Fred Van Lente and his team start off slow, but quickly burst forward in a dead sprint . . . It seems that our favorite barbarian is still in very good hands.”—Newsarama

Participating retailers can contact the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund directly to order, and readers can look for Resurrectionists #1 at their local comic shop on November 12!

And don’t forget, Fred Van Lente’s The Complete Silencers and Action Philosophers release in September and October, respectively!

About Comic Book Legal Defense Fund
Comic Book Legal Defense Fund is a non-profit organization dedicated to the protection of the First Amendment rights of the comics art form and its community of retailers, creators, publishers, librarians, and readers. CBLDF provides legal referrals, representation, advice, assistance, and education in furtherance of these goals. www.cbldf.org

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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GEORGE PÉREZ BRINGS FIRST ORIGINAL SERIES IN OVER A DECADE TO BOOM! STUDIOS
from Bill, August 19th, 2014 5:14 pm, comic book

GEORGE PÉREZ BRINGS FIRST ORIGINAL SERIES IN OVER A DECADE TO BOOM! STUDIOS WITH ‘GEORGE PÉREZ’S SIRENS’

Sirens #1 Cover A

GEORGE PÉREZ’S SIRENS #1 Wraparound Cover A by George Pérez

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GEORGE PÉREZ’S SIRENS #1 Cover B by Cameron Stewart

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GEORGE PÉREZ’S SIRENS #1 Wraparound Cover C by George Pérez

August 19,  2014 (Los Angeles, Calif.) - George Pérez is a name that is recognized worldwide in comics from his work on Teen TitansThe Avengers, and Wonder Woman. He is one of comics’ living legends whose work is synonymous with epic events, huge casts of characters, and dense storytelling. BOOM! Studios is thrilled to be the home for his first original title in over a decade with George Pérez’s Sirens, a six-issue limited series launching in September. This sweeping cosmic adventure spans time and space and follows a team of female heroes that will appeal to fans of Battlestar Galactica’s Starbuck, Star Wars’ Princess Leia, and Alien’s Ripley.

“George Pérez is known for working on some of the most beloved comic book characters and stories in the industry, so when he approached us saying he had an original story with an all-female team, there was only one correct answer,” said BOOM! Studios Editor-in-Chief Matt Gagnon. “Quite simply, the man is a legend. He’s been an integral part of the comics industry for over 40 years, and it’s an honor to be working with him on a brand-new series. We can’t wait for everybody to see what George is creating with SIRENS.”

As an intergalactic force enslaves planets across the galaxy, the legendary team known only as the Sirens must reunite to save the galaxy—but is that even possible when the Sirens themselves don’t even remember who they are? And the rest of the universe only remembers them as…villains? A six-issue miniseries featuring your new favorite comic book team, written and drawn by the master himself, George Pérez begins his greatest story yet.

George Pérez’s Sirens #1 arrives in comic shops on September 17th with a cover price of $3.99 under Diamond order code JUL140949. The main covers include two full-color connecting wraparound covers by George Pérez and another illustrated by Cameron Stewart (Fight Club 2Batman and Robin), with two connecting incentive covers of the George Pérez wraparound cover pencils. To find your nearest comic retailer, use comicshoplocator.com or findacomicshop.com. It’s also available for order directly from boom-studios.com.

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GEORGE PÉREZ’S SIRENS #1 Wraparound Cover D by George Pérez

Sirens #1 Cover E
GEORGE PÉREZ’S SIRENS #1 Wraparound Cover E by George Pérez

Sirens #1 A+C Connected
GEORGE PÉREZ’S SIRENS #1 Covers A & C Connected

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

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New From NECA – Shipping This Week: Jetpack Robocop, 1994 Godzilla and Jumbo Scalers!
from Bill, August 19th, 2014 5:12 pm, comic book, Toys

New From NECA

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DAMSELS IN EXCESS #2
from Bill, August 19th, 2014 5:09 pm, comic book, Comic Nation

DAMSELS IN EXCESS #2

Vince Hernandez – Story / Mirka Andolfo – Art

Five realms. Five princesses. Zero men.

As the remaining ladies turn on Bethany following the reveal of the men’s final wish, the princess finds herself alone in the Five Realms with everyone out to murder her. Yet, not all citizens—and rulers—of the Five believe in following the pleas of a dying gender, as she will discover. However, first, she must find a way to escape Crossman’s Hall before Barra’s soldiers can end her reign—and her life!

Creator Vince Hernandez and artist Mirka Andolfo present to you the newest Aspen hit series – DAMSELS IN EXCESS!

 DAMSELS IN EXCESS #2 is in stores August 27th, 2014!

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What Comes After The Bigger Bang?
from Bill, August 19th, 2014 5:05 pm, comic book

What Comes After The Bigger Bang?
New Creator-Owned Series Explores The Cosmos

San Diego, CA (August 18, 2014) – In one explosive moment our universe was born—and with another it will be destroyed! This winter, writer D.J. Kirkbride (Amelia Cole) and illustrator Vassilis Gogtzilas(Adventures of Augusta Wind) team up for THE BIGGER BANG, a four-issue mini-series exploring the depths of humanity through the warped lens of an ever-expanding multiverse. This action-packed space fantasy defies the laws of science and the comforts of belief!

“My artistic pal Vassillis approached me about doing a comic with some kind of outer space superhero, and that pretty quickly became THE BIGGER BANG,” says writer Kirkbride. “It’s a comic about forging one’s own destiny despite circumstances of birth or the past… starring a space god in orange tights, a three-eyed green warrior lady, and a Cthulhu in a flying space castle.”

Created by an inexplicable universe-killing event, the being called Cosmos traverses the stars, seeking to help those he can in order to atone for the sins of his birth. Often mistaken for a harbinger, Cosmos soars the intergalactic space ways alone… but will soon find himself up against an alien tyrant on his quest for acceptance.

Series editor Justin Eisinger, most commonly found overseeing IDW’s expansive line of books and graphic novels, described his experience as such: “THE BIGGER BANG is a story with heart and vision. The off-kilter pairing of Kirkbride’s quirky writing and Gogtzilas’ expressive, kinetic artwork work in perfect disharmony to bring this impossible story to improbable life. We sure hope you have as much fun reading BIGGER BANG as we’re having making it.”

The Bigger Bang will light up comic shops beginning this November. Don’t miss out on this intergalactic epic!

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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; V-Wars from New York Times best-selling author Jonathan Maberry; Ragnarök from Eisner Award-winner Walter Simonson; Winterworld, created by Chuck Dixon and Jorge Zaffino; and Little Nemo from the award-winning duo of Eric Shanower and 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.

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ACTION LAB ENTERTAINMENT COMICS IN STORES THIS WEEK
from Bill, August 19th, 2014 5:05 pm, comic book

ACTION LAB ENTERTAINMENT COMICS IN STORES THIS WEEK
New Releases for the week of August 20th, 2014
 

 

   

SKYWARD #9
Writer(s): Jeremy Dale
Artist Name(s): Jeremy Dale
Cover Artist(s): Jeremy Dale, Gene Ha

All-out war! Three Rivers is under attack by Herod’s armies, and it may just be up to
Quinn, Abigail, and the Rabites to save the city from certain destruction! But wait… who rides on
the horizon? Plus: A HUGE REVELATION you won’t see coming– not to be missed! THE
SMASH HIT SERIES CONTINUES! From rising star creator Jeremy Dale (GI Joe, Marvel
Kapow!), this issue also features a stellar homage RETAILER INCENTIVE variant cover
by Gene Ha (Top Ten, Action Comics)!

32 pgs/ FC/ All Ages                                                                             $3.99 9reg./ $4.99 (var.)

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 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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Mezco Toyz Presents NYCC Exclusive Sons Of Anarchy Orange Prison Variant Clay
from Bill, August 19th, 2014 4:54 pm, Entertainment, NYCC 2014, Toys

Mezco Toyz Presents NYCC Exclusive Sons Of Anarchy Orange Prison Variant Clay
Mezco Toyz Presents NYCC Exclusive Sons Of Anarchy Orange Prison Variant Clay

 

New York- Mezco Toyz is thrilled to announce a new must-have collectible figure from the award-winning series Sons Of Anarchy. This new exclusive variant of Clay represents one of his numerous prison stays. One of the original First 9, this grizzled vet can still kick your a**!

Clay stands 6 inches tall and features an episode accurate orange prison jumpsuit.

With 5 dynamic points of articulation (neck, shoulders, wrists) he is ready for whatever action comes his way.

Clay comes packaged in a collector-friendly blister package.

No rules, No masters!

This Mezco New York Comic Con Exclusive is a Limited Edition. A select number of collector’s items will be available online at http://www.mezcotoyz.com/exclusives/

, beginning August 22nd. Don’t delay because once they are gone, they are gone forever!

Be sure to visit Mezco at New York Comic Con at booth 1855.

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Power Morphicon Live – Sale and Streaming Event!
from Bill, August 19th, 2014 4:52 pm, comic book, Japan

Power Morphicon Live
Sale and Streaming Event!

Power Morphicon will be here in one short week, but Shout! Factory’s Power Morphicon Live sale starts today! Rocket over to PowerMorphiconLive.com to check out the Saban DVD Collections (Power RangersTeenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Next Mutation, VR TroopersBeetleborgs). There’ll be discounts, free shipping, social media giveaways, contests, and a free collectible poster (with qualifying purchases). Be sure to check it out before the sale ends September 2nd.

Power Porphincon Live

Can’t make it to Pasadena for Power Morphicon? On Saturday, August 23rd, we’ll be live-streaming straight from the Power Morphicon floor! You can enjoy all of the excitement and action from your computer, tablet or mobile device. And it’s totally FREE. VisitPowerMorphiconLive.com for all of the details.

Check out these products and more — on sale at PowerMorphiconLive.com:

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BEAT THE SUMMER HEAT WITH THE FIRST FULL-COLOR ‘REGULAR SHOW’ ORIGINAL GRAPHIC NOVEL
from Bill, August 19th, 2014 4:31 pm, comic book

BEAT THE SUMMER HEAT WITH THE FIRST FULL-COLOR ‘REGULAR SHOW’ ORIGINAL GRAPHIC NOVEL

Regular Show: Hydration OGN

REGULAR SHOW: HYDRATION Original Graphic Novel Cover by Allison Strejlau

August 15, 2014 (Los Angeles, Calif.) - REGULAR SHOW best friends Mordecai and Rigby star in their first long-form story REGULAR SHOW: HYDRATION, an all-new original graphic novel from KaBOOM!, an award-winning imprint of BOOM! Studios, and Cartoon Network Enterprises, the licensing and merchandising arm of the network. Cartoon Network veteran writer Rachel Connor (Ed, Edd n Eddy, REGULAR SHOW) teams up with artist Tessa Stone (BRAVEST WARRIORS, Buzz!) for exciting summer shenanigans starring Mordecai, Rigby, Skips, and everyone else from the park in a full-color, 6” x 9” format.

The summer is turning into a roast-fest and Mordecai and Rigby are desperate to find a way to cool down. But when a mysterious pool suddenly appears and offers a chance to beat the heat, it’s only a matter of time before these two best buds find themselves in totally water-logged trouble.

REGULAR SHOW: HYDRATION arrives in comic shops on September 10th with a cover price of $12.99 under Diamond Order Code JUL141002. The graphic novel ships with a cover by REGULAR SHOW ongoing series artist Allison Strejlau. To find your nearest comic retailer, use comicshoplocator.com or findacomicshop.com. It’s also available for order directly from boom-studios.com.

ABOUT CARTOON NETWORK ENTERPRISES
Cartoon Network Enterprises (CNE) is responsible for building consumer products and merchandising programs for a wide range of brands by securing and supporting long-term licensing partnerships across all categories. As the global branding and merchandising arm of Cartoon Network and Adult Swim, the division manages the consumer product programs for the networks’ award-winning original programming, brands and characters including Ben 10, Adventure Time, Regular Show, The Amazing World of Gumball, The Powerpuff Girls, Adult Swim and more. CNE also serves as the exclusive global licensing agent for LazyTown Entertainment and the PGA of America for the youth marketplace.

Cartoon Network (CartoonNetwork.com) is regularly the #1 U.S. television network in primetime among boys 6-11 & 9-14. Currently seen in 99 million U.S. homes and 194 countries around the world, Cartoon Network is Turner Broadcasting System, Inc.’s ad-supported cable service now available in HD offering the best in original, acquired and classic entertainment for kids and families. In addition to Emmy-winning original programming and industry-leading digital apps and online games, Cartoon Network embraces key social issues affecting families with solution-oriented initiatives such as Stop Bullying: Speak Up and the Move It Movement.

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.

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Mezco Toyz Presents NYCC Exclusive Black and White Mummy Variant
from Rob, August 19th, 2014 6:02 am, nycc 2014

Mezco Toyz Presents NYCC Exclusive Black and White Mummy Variant

 

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New York- Buried beneath the sands of time he rested, until he was awoken by Mezco’s award-winning design team.

Now, Mezco proudly presents…The Mummy!

 

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Imhotep, the iconic terror from the beneath the sand is presented in glorious black and white, just as he was in the terrifying 1932 classic film.

One of the most limited Universal Monsters ever produced by Mezco, he is an edition of only 250 pieces worldwide. Will he protect those lucky 250 from the curse of Amon-Ra? Only time will tell.

He stands 9″ tall and captures the intricate detail of each ancient bandage: from his mysterious eyes, to his legendary scarab ring.

With 11 points of articulation he’ll be able to take out any explorer who dares to come between him and his tana leaves.

He is packaged in a full color, collector-friendly window box.

This Mezco Exclusive is a Limited Edition. A select number of collector’s items will be available online athttp://www.mezcotoyz.com/exclusives/ , beginning August 22nd. Don’t delay because once they are gone, they are gone forever!

 Be sure to visit Mezco at New York Comic Con at booth 1855.

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