Marvel Announces Howard The Duck Series From Chip Zdarsky and Joe Quinones
from Rob, November 21st, 2014 11:29 am, Comic Book News

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Marvel announced (viaEntertainment Weekly) that Howard the Duck is getting his own ongoing series on March 4th, 2015.

Avengers NOW! Titles Fly Off Shelves As Three New Series Return to Press!
from Rob, November 21st, 2014 10:18 am, Comic Book News

Avengers NOW! Titles Fly Off Shelves As Three New Series Return to Press!

A tremendous amount of fun.” 
– ComicBook.com on All-New Captain America #1

                                                                                               

New York. NY—November 21, 2014 – All-New Captain AmericaSuperior Iron Man & Thor are smash hits! Exciting and ambitious, these Avengers NOW! titles are bringing seismic changes to some of Earth’s Mightiest Heroes, reinvigorating and recharging some of the most popular characters in all of fiction. Today, Marvel is pleased to announce that three of these hit titles have completely sold out and will immediately head back to press! Missed out on these energetic and action-packed comics the first time? Now is your chance to get your hands on ALL-NEW CAPTAIN AMERICA #1SUPERIOR IRON MAN #1 and THOR #2 when they return to comic shops this December!

                                                                          
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Be there when Sam Wilson dons the stars and stripes as the new Sentinel of Liberty, when Tony Stark unleashes Extremis on the city of San Francisco, and when the new Thor tests her mettle against a horde of angry Frost Giants! Don’t take our word for it – here’s what the critics had to say!

 
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“…these new directions are taking readers to some very fun places” – The AV Club

 

“Tom Taylor does have a knack for bringing out the worst in some of our greatest heroes…this is a title to keep an eye on.” – Comic Vine, on Superior Iron Man #1

 

“…all I really want out of my Thor comics.” – Newsarama, on Thor #2

 

The biggest creators are bringing you the biggest stories in comics and its happening NOW! Don’t miss your chance to get on board some of the most exciting comics in the industry when ALL-NEW CAPTAIN AMERICA #1SUPERIOR IRON MAN #1 and THOR #2 return to comic shops in December!

                                                                                                                                                             

ALL-NEW CAPTAIN AMERICA #1 SECOND PRINTING VARIANT (OCT148170)

Written by RICK REMENDER

Art & Cover by STUART IMMONEN
FOC – 12/01/14, On-Sale – 12/24/14

 

SUPERIOR IRON MAN #1 SECOND PRINTING VARIANT (OCT148171)

Written by TOM TAYLOR
Art by YILDIRAY CINAR
Cover by MIKE CHOI
FOC – 12/01/14, On-Sale – 12/24/14

 

THOR #2 SECOND PRINTING VARIANT (OCT148172)

Written by JASON AARON
Art & Cover by RUSSELL DAUTERMAN
FOC – 12/01/14, On-Sale – 12/24/14

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Boom Black Friday : News on ‘Imagine Agents,’ Black Friday, and an Exclusive Comic for ‘The Maze Runner
from Bill, November 20th, 2014 4:17 pm, comic book

Imagine Agents TP

 Just in time for the holidays, we are excited to announce the December release of the Imagine Agents trade paperback. The book collects all four issues of the fun miniseries written by Brian Joines (Noble Causes) and illustrated by Bachan (Justice League, the upcoming Rocket Salvage) about a Men in Black-type agency tasked with keeping imaginary friends in line.

The Imagine Agents trade paperback ships from BOOM! Studios on December 17th under Diamond Order Code OCT141141 with a cover by Bachan. It retails for $14.99. The Final Order Cutoff deadline for retailers is November 17. To find their nearest comic book shop, fans can use comicshoplocator.com or findacomicshop.com. It’s also available for order directly from boom-studios.com.

BOOM! Studios Webstore’s Black Friday and Cyber Monday Sale
Black Friday Sale

Don’t get too full on all that turkey and canned cranberry sauce! BOOM! Studios is having a weekend-long Black Friday sale in its webstore! Starting on Thanksgiving Day November 27 through Sunday November 30, discounts can top out at 50% off if customers have 20 items in their cart! They’ll also find slashed prices on hardcovers and special items on Cyber Monday (December 1) only.

Paging Jack Burton Fans!
Big Trouble in Little China Tank Top

On Black Friday ONLY (November 28), an officially licensed Big Trouble in Little China tank top will be available for purchase in the BOOM! Store! (This tank top is just the tip of the iceberg—it’s the vanguard of a new, larger apparel program we’ll have more details to share with you at a later date!) You know what ol’ Jack Burton says about a deal like this? Have ya bought the tank top, Jack? Yessir, the tank top’s in the cart.
Featuring art by Emi Yonemura Brown, the tank top is the perfect complement for fans who are enjoying our current Big Trouble in Little China comic book series by Eric Powell and Brian Churilla!

An Exclusive BOOM! Studios Comic in ‘The Maze Runner’ Blu-ray

The Maze Runner Blu-ray
On December 16, fans who buy The Maze Runner Blu-ray will get a nice added bonus feature: a special-edition comic book that we created especially for the release! The comic contains two short stories:

The first story is “My Friend George,” written by the film’s director, Wes Ball, and writer, T.S. Nowlin, and illustrated by Marcus To (Hacktivist, Cyborg 009). This story was originally given out to attendees of The Maze Runner panel at San Diego Comic-Con earlier this year.

The second tale is “Run Alone,” with a story by Ball and Nowlin, written by Jackson Lanzing and Collin Kelly (Hacktivist), and illustrated by To. Set before the events of the film, both stories combine to expand on the film’s universe and add enjoyment to the experience!

Based on the novel by James Dashner, The Maze Runner is a 20th Century Fox film and stars Dylan O’Brien, Will Poulter, and Kaya Scodelario. It is rated PG-13. To pre-order the Blu-ray, visit http://bit.ly/MazeRunnerBluray.

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All New Wonder Woman and Teen Titans!
from Bill, November 20th, 2014 4:13 pm, comic book

Teen Titans: Earth One Vol. 1
An original graphic novel
Teen Titans: Earth One
Vol. 1
Jeff Lemire & Terry Dodson reinvent the Titans!
They never felt like normal kids…but they had no idea how right they were. Their idyllic upbringing hides a secret that will bring killers, shamans, and extraterrestrials down on them and force them into an alliance that could shake the planet to its core!
BUY NOW
Wonder Woman 101 Sale
Get over 200 digital comics for only 99 cents each for a limited time. The seven day sale begins on 11/18/14!
BUY NOW
Wonder Woman #36
Meredith & David Finch take on the Amazon Warrior!
Wonder Woman #36
The first issue by the new creative team
The fate of the Amazons will be revealed, major new characters will be introduced and a new villain will arrive!
BUY NOW

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SHINOBI: NINJA PRINCESS WEBCOMIC HITS THE TARGET
from Bill, November 20th, 2014 4:06 pm, comic book

 SHINOBI: NINJA PRINCESS WEBCOMIC HITS THE TARGET

Martheus Wade creates brand new free comics tying into the popular series

PITTSBURGH, PA- Action Lab Entertainment’s popular coming of age action series, SHINOBI: NINJA PRINCELESS is well into its run with issue 4 coming soon. Now, Series creator Martheus Wade is introducing new fans to the world of Shianndrea “Jetta” Toshigawa with a new tie in Webcomic.
The new webseries
These 1-4 page webstories weave into and out of the existing 6 issue mini series published by Action Lab Entertainment. Each story will give readers more information on the characters and world of this martial arts adventure as well as serve as a gateway for new readers.
The stories mix the lighter side of the series and answers those burning questions fans have been asking for such as “how did the Azumi Ninja Clan get the contract to find Shianndrea Toshigawa in the first place?” and “What do young ninjas do to blow off steam?”
The free webisodes are available at the official Jetta website at http://toshigawa.com/

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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New From SideshowCollectibles.com – Power Girl is bursting onto the scene!
from Bill, November 18th, 2014 9:16 pm, comic book, Toys

Pre-Order the Power Girl Figure & Redeem Special Offer!

Online Version

Pre-order the Power Girl Premium Format™ Figure!
Special Offer: Save $57 on 1960s Batman and Robin Sixth Scale Figures by Hot Toys!
 *Terms and Conditions apply.  Sideshow Collectibles Bundle Offers can only be redeemed on select items and can only be redeemed on NEW orders.  FREE U.S. shipping on bundle offers will be applied manually once order has been placed. Valid while supplies last.

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ROYAL BLOOD PREVIEW – From Titan Comics Alejandro Jodorowsky’s Royal Blood – A Grand and Operatic Tragedy Of Betrayal, Lust And Warring Kingdoms!
from Bill, November 18th, 2014 9:07 pm, comic book

ROYAL BLOOD

STORY BY: Alejandro Jodorowsky

ART BY: Dongzi Lui

PUBLISHER: Titan Comics

FORMAT: 112pp, FC, HC

ISBN: 9781782760979

PRICE: $16.99/$18.99 CAN/£13.99 UK

RELEASE DATE: Wednesday, November 19, 2014

An epic court revenge story of deception and darkness by legendary and highly acclaimed creator Alejandro Jodorowsky!

Wounded, betrayed and left for dead, King Alvar returns to his kingdom to regain his stolen throne.

Hungry for revenge, Alvar finds himself in the middle of a bloody political game for power. To keep his throne he must crush his enemies who would destroy him with their machinations.

But his own horrific appetites may prove his undoing…

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For more information visit:

http://titan-comics.com/c/128-royal-blood/

To order via Amazon:

http://www.amazon.com/Royal-Blood-Alejandro-Jodorowsky/dp/1782760970/

Connect with Titan Comics:

https://twitter.com/ComicsTitan
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Batman Doc LEGENDS OF THE KNIGHT on DVD/VOD Today
from Bill, November 18th, 2014 8:52 pm, comic book, Entertainment, Movies

AN INSPIRING FILM ABOUT THE REAL POWER OF BATMAN PROVES THAT SUPERHEROES ARE REAL – AND THEY LIVE AMONG US
LEGENDS OF THE KNIGHT

A Documentary Showing How the Dark Knight of Comic Books, Movies and TV Has Given Hope to Those Facing Great Challenges Comes to Virgil Films DVD and Digital Download on November 18, 2014

 “You will not see a more emotionally engaging Batman movie in your entire life.”
– Filmmaker Kevin Smith

Batman may be a fictional character but he has proven to be a genuine inspiration to millions of people facing disease, disability or hardship, as movingly revealed in the new documentary LEGENDS OF THE KNIGHT. The powerful, feel-good film will be released on Virgil Films DVD, VOD and Digital Download on November 18, 2014.

Batman has always held a special place in the hearts of superhero fans. Orphaned at a young age, he is an emotionally intense mortal whose compassion and sense of justice have helped him rise to heroic heights. LEGENDS OF THE KNIGHT weaves together the uplifting true stories of individuals who have embraced their inner superhero, overcome devastating obstacles, and unselfishly given to their communities because of their love for the Caped Crusader.

Through the deeply personal tales of Batman fans, writers and filmmakers, this feature-length documentary encourages viewers to find their own uniquely courageous paths. Funded by more than 1,100 people from around the world, LEGENDS OF THE KNIGHT is a return to our childhood dreams of becoming a hero.

Says filmmaker Brett Culp: “Each of my films is a ‘cinematic documentary’. I am passionate about real stories with inspirational messages. My work is about reminding us of the beauty within our own stories and in the stories around us.”

Culp’s LEGENDS OF THE KNIGHT has screened in 90 cities to date, with proceeds benefiting charities and the families they serve. Each screening has become an evening of inspiration and heroic possibilities for families – complete with superhero costumes and capes – while raising awareness and funds for charity. More than 60 charities have benefited, including Ronald McDonald House, Make-A-Wish Foundation, St Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, Boys & Girls Club of America, the Muscular Dystrophy Association, the Special Olympics, children’s hospitals and more.

“Not your typical superhero flick,” said Whitney Matheson of USA Today. “I didn’t expect to get teary-eyed.” Said Nerdvana, “This is one of the most uplifting films you’re likely to see this year. Highly recommended.” Movie Pilot called it “the most important superhero movie you should see this year.”

Put your cape on and get inspired by the Dark Knight!

Official Website:  www.WEareBATMAN.com

Official Trailer:  http://vimeo.com/59964265

About Virgil Films – Virgil Films & Entertainment was founded in 2003 by Joe Amodei to acquire, market, and distribute DVD, TV and Digital product in the theatrical feature film, documentaries, special interest and sports categories.  The company has built partnerships with OWN, Sundance Channel Home Entertainment, National Geographic Cinema Ventures, ESPN, MLB Productions, Morgan Spurlock’s Warrior Poets and other high-profile entertainment brands since their inception.  Releases from Virgil Films & Entertainment include the documentary Miss Representation; Todd Solondz’s Dark Horse, the critically acclaimed documentary Bridegroom, the timeless Forks Over Knives, and the Oscar® nominated documentary Restrepo. They have also released the compelling Gun Hill Road, The House I Live In, A Brony Tale and others. Follow them on twitter: @virgilfilms | www.VirgilFilmsEnt.com.

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LEGENDS OF THE KNIGHT
VOD and DVD street date: November 18, 2014
DVD SRP: $19.99
Running time: 76 minutes
Not Rated

Copyright © 2014 Brett Culp Films, All rights reserved

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Roger Langridge’s ‘Abigail and the Snowman’ to Debut New Year’s Eve from KaBOOM!
from Bill, November 18th, 2014 8:39 pm, comic book

Roger Langridge’s ‘Abigail and the Snowman’ to Debut

New Year’s Eve from KaBOOM!

Abigail and the Snowman #1 Cover A

Abigail and the Snowman #1 Main Cover by Roger Langridge

Abigail and the Snowman #1 Cover B

Abigail and the Snowman #1 Retailer Incentive Cover (1:15) by Sonny Liew

November 17,  2014 (Los Angeles, Calif.) – KaBOOM!, the award-winning all-ages imprint from publisher BOOM! Studios, is thrilled to announce the New Year’s Eve release of Abigail and the Snowman, a new, original miniseries from Eisner Award-winning creator Roger Langridge (Snarked!, Jim Henson’s The Musical Monsters of Turkey Hollow). This heartwarming story follows young Abigail, the new girl at school with a habit of talking to imaginary friends. When her newest friend turns out to be a real yeti named Claude who escaped from a top-secret government facility, it’s up to Abigail to keep him safe from the “Shadow Men” chasing him.

 

“Roger is a master of creating emotionally resonant stories that pull at your heartstrings and put a smile on your face,” said BOOM! Studios Editor-in-Chief Matt Gagnon. “He’s proven it time and again, from his work on Snarked! to his most recent adaptation of Jim Henson’s The Musical Monsters of Turkey Hollow. Now, he’s constructed a brand-new story about a girl and her Yeti. Abigail and Claude are reminiscent of Calvin and Hobbes; they’re best friends to the end and a delight to follow around the town of Shipton-on-Sea. This is one of those rare comics that I think virtually anybody will enjoy. Roger is that good.”

Abigail and the Snowman #1 arrives in comic shops on December 31st with a cover price of $3.99 under Diamond order code OCT141174. The main cover is illustrated by series creator Roger Langridge, with an incentive cover by Sonny Liew (Malinky Robot). The Final Order Cutoff deadline for retailers is December 1st. 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.

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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 comprised of four distinct imprints. The original Studios imprint is home to Mike Carey’s Suicide Risk; James Tynion IV’s The Woods; Mark Waid’s Irredeemable; Sons of Anarchy; and Big Trouble in Little China. Steven Grant’s graphic novel 2 Guns was 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, Regular Show, The Amazing World of Gumball, and Steven Universe; Mike Kunkel’s Herobear and the Kid; and Natasha Allegri’s Bee and PuppyCat. BOOM!’s experimental imprint BOOM! Box publishes The Midas Flesh and Lumberjanes. 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, and Jim Henson’s Tale of Sand. 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. In August 2014, BOOM! Studios began a similar first-look relationship with 20th Century Fox TV to develop properties for the small screen.

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PRESENTING THE FIRST EVER “SHRINKING VARIANT” FOR ANT-MAN #1!
from Bill, November 15th, 2014 3:25 pm, Comic Book News

PRESENTING THE FIRST EVER “SHRINKING VARIANT” FOR ANT-MAN #1!

Program to Produce One-of-a-Kind, Unique and Individually Numbered Variants for Fans!

This January – the small hero with the big time heroics is ready for his shot in ANT-MAN #1, the new ongoing series from critically acclaimed creators Nick Spencer (Superior Foes of Spider-Man, Avengers World) and Ramon Rosanas (Night of the Living Deadpool). But first, Marvel is proud to present your first look at the exclusive ANT-MAN #1 Shrinking Variant – available only in comic shops!

From blockbuster artist Ed McGuinness – each ANT-MAN #1 Shrinking Variant is completely unique. Individually numbered, each cover features Ant-Man at a different size – small, large and everything in between. Fans lucky enough to get their hands on this highly collectable variant cover will own a unique piece of history, as no two variants are alike!

“This is completely unlike any cover we’ve ever attempted,” says Marvel SVP Sales & Marketing David Gabriel. “We’ve even had to utilize new technologies to make it happen. Each variant is completely unique. Each and every cover will feature a different sized Ant-Man. No two are identical!”

Scott Lang is ready to turn it all around in this brand new ongoing series. Sure he’s never been the world’s greatest super hero. Most people don’t even think he’s been the best Ant-Man – and the last guy created Ultron and joined the Masters of Evil, so that’s really saying something. But that’s all about to change. New city. New outlook. New Scott.

Be there for Scott Lang’s brand new day and don’t miss your chance to get your hands on this truly unique, one-of-a-kind variant before they’re gone for good! This time, nothing’s going to stop the astonishing Ant-Man! Be there when he returns to comic shops with the can’t miss ANT-MAN #1 Shrinking Variant comes exclusively to comic shops this January.

ANT-MAN #1 SHRINKING VARIANT (NOV140731)
Written by NICK SPENCER
Art by RAMON ROSANAS
Shrinking Variant by ED MCGUINNESS

FOC – 12/08/14, On-Sale – 01/07/14

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