Executive Assistant: Assassins” #4 Preview

EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT: ASSASSINS #4
Vince Hernandez ­ Writer / Lori Hanson ­ Art / John Starr – Colors

Introducing Executive Assistant Sophora!

The high seas are growing increasingly dangerous‹and fatal–for both
voyagers and pirates alike. Enter Sophora, a new breed of Executive
Assistant sworn to protect her master on both land and sea! When Tikoté, a
budding captain of a pirate vessel decides to up the ante on his
competition, he decides to enlist the help of Sophora. However, when the
allure of the open sea‹and love‹beckon, Sophora makes a choice that puts her
squarely in the crosshairs of her brutal master!

The first chapter of the new EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT: ASSASSINS story arc “Lost
at Sea” starts right now!

EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT: ASSASSINS #4 is in stores October 10th, 2012!

Pulp noir adventure takes on EPICS proportion

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Pulp noir adventure takes on EPICS proportion
A Wave Blue World to publish new title EPICS

 

A Wave Blue World is proud to announce that we will now be publishing Epics, a new anthology comic.

Each issue of Epics will contain four unique but equally pulse-pounding adventures brought to you by the creative minds of Anthony Marques, Fernando Ruiz, Bob Hardin, and Fabio Redivo, all
four of whom are graduates and current staff instructors of the Kubert School.

A Wave Blue World CEO, Tyler Chin-Tanner commented, “As soon as I saw the completed first issue of Epics, I knew these guys were doing their best work. I loved how the format allowed them to stretch themselves individually as creators, but still collaborate with each other. They really poured their hearts and souls into this comic, and even funded the first issue themselves through Kickstarter. I just wanted to make sure they had the resources and stability they needed to continue to put out future issues as good as this first one.”

Creator Anthony Marques added, “On behalf of all the creators involved in EPICS, we are all thrilled and excited to call A Wave Blue World home. We look forward to the coming months in which we will push the envelope to create new and exciting material for comic fans to enjoy.”

Epics #1 was first released during a special signing at Dewy’s Comic City in Madison, NJ on September 15, but will be making it’sconvention debut at NYCC on October 11-14. Print copies are also available for order from AWaveBlueWorld.com and Amazon.com, as well as digital copies from comiXology.

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In addition to publishing EPICS on a quarterly schedule, A Wave Blue World will also publish a pair of spin-off series for 2 of the stories in Epics #1. Katyusha written by Tyler Chin-Tanner and illustrated by Anthony Marques as well as The Iron Ghost by Fernando Ruiz which will launch their own titles in 2013.

More sample artwork from the book can be seen at
http://www.awaveblueworld.com/titles/epics/

For more information, please visit www.awaveblueworld.com or find us on facebook, keyword: A Wave Blue World

The Walking Dead Video | Behind the Scenes with Danai Gurira (Michonne)

Video - The Walking Dead's Danai Gurira on Training to Become Michonne
Video – The Walking Dead’s Danai Gurira on Training to Become Michonne 
Fans of The Walking Dead comic know that the katana-wielding Michonne is an expert zombie slayer. So to step into her shoes, actress Danai Gurira had her work cut out for her. In this new behind-the-scenes video, Gurira describes the sword-training she went through to become as “economical, effective and efficient” a slicer as her on-page counterpart. Check out the video now to see her in action.play-video-btn.gif

The Walking Dead returns Sun., Oct. 14 at 9/8c on AMC and is not available on DISH.

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Seifert and Bond Board the TARDIS for DOCTOR WHO!

Seifert and Bond Board the TARDIS!
Top creators appear for guest stint on the DOCTOR WHO comics series!

San Diego, CA (September 21, 2012) – IDW Publishing is proud to announce that Brandon Seifert, co-creator of Image/Skybound’s hit Witch Doctor, will be teaming up with Tank Girl and Kill Your Boyfriendartist Philip Bond on issues #3 and 4 of the ongoing DOCTOR WHO comic book series!
“Taking over for series “showrunner” Andy Diggle–who will return for issue #5 and beyond–and Mark Buckingham, keen Who fans SEIFERT and BOND have brought a unique take and a mass of enthusiasm to the Eleventh Doctor’s adventures.”

“This may sound like hyperbole, but Doctor Who is basically my favorite thing going on in pop culture right now,” says Seifert. “I’ve especially loved Steven Moffat’s take on the show, and I’m super excited for the opportunity to write for the comic series!”

Their special two-part story should be a delight to readers as we see just what kind of shenanigans are unleashed upon the galaxy when the Doctor and Rory go for a rowdy night out!

“We’ve structured the series with Andy as lead writer so that we can bring in creators for a brief visit to the TARDIS that otherwise wouldn’t have the opportunity, and this is the first glimpse of that plan,” editorDenton J. Tipton said. “I’ve been looking to work with Brandon since reading Witch Doctor, and finally being able to land Philip Bond has me more than pleased. The story is a fun diversion from Andy’s sprawling epic, but keen readers will be able to see the links between them.”

Doctor Who #3 is 32 pages, full color, and will be in stores 11/14/12. Diamond Code: SEP12 0351
Doctor Who #4 is 32 pages, full color, and will be in stores 12/12/12. Diamond Code: OCT120350

Visit IDWPublishing.com to learn more about the company and its top-selling books. IDW can also be found at http://www.facebook.com/#!/idwpublishing and http://tumblr.idwpublishing.com/ and on Twitter at @idwpublishing.

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 and G.I. JOE, Paramount’s Star Trek; HBO’s True Blood; the BBC’s DOCTOR WHO; Nickelodeon’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles; Toho’s Godzilla; Wizards of the Coasts 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, and Yoe! Books, a partnership with Yoe! Studio.

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, while Michael Bay‘s Platinum Dunes and Sony are bringing Zombies vs. Robots to film.

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About IDW

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 and G.I. JOE, Paramount’s Star Trek; HBO’s True Blood; the BBC’s DOCTOR WHO; Toho’s Godzilla; and comics and trade collections based on novels by worldwide bestselling author, James Patterson. IDW is also home to the Library of American Comics imprint, which publishes classic comic reprints; Yoe! Books, a partnership with Yoe! Studio.

IDW’s original horror series, 30 Days of Night, was launched as a major motion picture in October 2007 by Sony Pictures and was the #1 film in its first week of release. More information about the company can be found at IDWPublishing.com.

“Homecoming” #2 Preview

“HOMECOMING” #2

DAVID WOHL- STORY/ EMILIO LAISO- PENCILS/ BRETT SMITH- COLORS/ JOSH REED- LETTERS

Since the mysterious Celeste appeared in Hunter Wilson’s swimming pool, things have become increasingly more strange.

Life has been a non-stop adventure for the homecoming committee of Hillcrest High with the invasion of alien fiends, confusing relationships, and the abduction onto a UFO right out of their school gymnasium.

Can they fight off aliens, plan the Homecoming dance, and avoid suspicion from their parents?

Find out in “Homecoming” issue #2, in stores October 3rd, 2012

Covers by Emilio Laiso and Beth Sotelo (A & C), Michael Ryan and Peter Steigerwald (B)

 

 

“Soulfire” #2 Preview

Whilst the city of Anantia is in the midst of war with itself and under the malicious rule of the new King Sarin,  evil things are afoot!
Can the dragons be save from their horrible fate, and will Grace succumb to the corrupted fury of Chaos that has invaded her mind? Will the Sethoru and Rathumi ever reconcile their differences?
Find out in the latest issue of Soulfire #2, in stores September 26th, 2012!
Covers by Mike DeBalfo and Nei Ruffino (A), Tony Parker and Peter Steigerwald (B), Mike DeBalfo (C ), and Mike DeBalfo and Nei Ruffino (D).

Ryall and Kieth Take Readers to THE HOLLOWS!

Ryall and Kieth Take Readers to THE HOLLOWS!
This December, be sure to get a good perch!

San Diego, CA (September 20, 2012) – IDW is thrilled to announce THE HOLLOWS, a new, creator-owned miniseries from Chris Ryall (Zombies vs. Robots,KISS) and Sam Kieth (The MAXXArkham Asylum: Madness)!

To combat the catastrophic death of a decaying Japan, survivors create genetically engineered supertrees—wooden leviathans capable of supporting entire cities suspended above the radioactive wastes below. Traveling via jetpacks to stay above the toxic air below, the survivors must also band together against the Hollows, irradiated husks whose humanity has been supplanted by an unquenchable desire to consume human energy!

The Hollows began as a more straightforward tale,” said Chris Ryall, also IDW’s Chief Creative Officer/Editor-in-Chief, “until Sam and I remembered that neither of us really tell straightforward tales. So the desolate setting for the story is really just the backdrop for a more personal tale of love, loss, redemption, faith, flight, and past versus future, all wrapped up and bound to the archaic flying suit of our protagonist, a beleaguered scientist/explorer named Kobayashi who ventures down from his city-state and finds something entirely unexpected. Along with a little scene- and heart-stealing creature called Urp, too.”

THE HOLLOWS is the premiere of a wildly original new world realized in the vivid, expressive tones that can only emanate from Sam Kieth’s hands. Planned for four issues, THE HOLLOWS has been in the works between Ryall and Kieth for some time now.

“Well for me it was started visually… it stops short of having the heart of a true fantasy story, stops just shy of steampunk. It’s soft sci-fi at best, and the ghostly hollows provide a bit of horror too,” said Kieth. “Reading over Chris’s wonderful script, The Hollows seems to floats effortlessly through all of these genres. Maybe a cross between City of Lost Children and Brazil; hard to pigeonhole.”

A unique, mysterious take on the post-apocalyptic yarn, THE HOLLOWS is sure to fly off the shelves like so many of its winged denizens, so don’t miss out this December!

THE HOLLOWS #1 (of 4) is 32 pages, full color, and will be in stores 12/19/12.
Diamond code: OCT120417

Visit IDWPublishing.com to learn more about the company and its top-selling books. IDW can also be found at http://www.facebook.com/#!/idwpublishing and http://tumblr.idwpublishing.com/ and on Twitter at @idwpublishing.

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 and G.I. JOE, Paramount’s Star Trek; HBO’s True Blood; the BBC’s DOCTOR WHO; Nickelodeon’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles; Toho’s Godzilla; Wizards of the Coasts 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, and Yoe! Books, a partnership with Yoe! Studio.

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, while Michael Bay‘s Platinum Dunes and Sony are bringing Zombies vs. Robots to film.

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About IDW

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 and G.I. JOE, Paramount’s Star Trek; HBO’s True Blood; the BBC’s DOCTOR WHO; Toho’s Godzilla; and comics and trade collections based on novels by worldwide bestselling author, James Patterson. IDW is also home to the Library of American Comics imprint, which publishes classic comic reprints; Yoe! Books, a partnership with Yoe! Studio.

IDW’s original horror series, 30 Days of Night, was launched as a major motion picture in October 2007 by Sony Pictures and was the #1 film in its first week of release. More information about the company can be found at IDWPublishing.com.

Joe Kubert’s Tarzan of the Apes: Artist’s Edition out in September

Limited Remarqued Edition also available from IDW in October.

September 20, 2012

San Diego, CA – Joe Kubert’s Tarzan of the Apes: Artist’s Edition is scheduled to be in comic book stores the last week of September. Collecting the entire four-part origin story of Tarzan, as well as two single part adventures, all adapted by Joe Kubert from the classic Edgar Rice Burroughs stories.


Additionally, a signed, numbered, and remarqued version will be released in October and is only available through IDW Publishing. Limited to 181 copies, and each with a unique head sketch of Tarzan by Joe Kubert, IDW will donate $50.00 from each copy sold of this special edition to a scholarship fund in Joe’s name established at the Joe Kubert School of Cartoon Art.

“It was a great honor for me to work on this book. Joe Kubert’s enthusiasm for the project knew no bounds, he sounded as happy as a kid at play when we talked about it.” said editor Scott Dunbier.

Both the regular and remarqued edtions are available for pre-order now.

Pre-order the regular edition here.

Pre-order the limited, remarqued edition here.

What is an Artist’s Edition? Artist’s Editions are printed the same size as the original art. While appearing to be in black & white, each page has been scanned in COLOR to mimic as closely as possible the experience of viewing the actual original art—for example, you are able to clearly see paste-overs, blue pencils in the art, editorial notes, art corrections. Each page is printed the same size as drawn, and the paper selected is as close as possible to the original art board.
Previous Artist’s Editions include DAVE STEVENS’ THE ROCKETEER: ARTIST’S EDITION and WALTER SIMONSON’S THE MIGHTY THOR: ARTIST’S EDITION, JOHN ROMITA’S THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN: ARTIST’S EDITION, WALLY WOOD’S EC STORIES: THE ARTIST’S EDITION, SERGIO ARAGONES’ GROO THE WANDERER: ARTIST’S EDITION, AND DAVID MAZZUCCHELLI’S DAREDEVIL: BORN AGAIN ARTIST’S EDITION.  The ROCKETEER ARTIST’S EDITION won two Eisner Awards in 2011, for Best Archival Project and Best Design and THE MIGHTY THOR: ARTIST’S  EDITION won the 2012 Eisner Award for Best Archival Project.

Visit IDWPublishing.com to learn more about the company and its top-selling books. IDW can also be found at http://www.facebook.com/#!/idwpublishing and http://tumblr.idwpublishing.com/ and on Twitter at @idwpublishing.

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 and G.I. JOE, Paramount’s Star Trek; HBO’s True Blood; the BBC’s DOCTOR WHO; Nickelodeon’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles; Toho’s Godzilla; Wizards of the Coasts 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, and Yoe! Books, a partnership with Yoe! Studio.

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, while Michael Bay‘s Platinum Dunes and Sony are bringing Zombies vs. Robots to film.

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PLANET OF THE APES: CATACLYSM #1 SELLS OUT GOES TO SECOND PRINT

For Immediate Release:PLANET OF THE APES: CATACLYSM #1
SELLS OUT GOES TO SECOND PRINT

September 20, 2012 – Los Angeles, CA – BOOM! Studios is proud to announce another debuting title sell-out with PLANET OF THE APES: CATACLYSM #1, which has completely sold out at the distributor level and the publisher has rushed to a second printing.

Comic book fans should bear in mind first printings of PLANET OF THE APES: CATACLYSM #1 may still be found at a local comic shop near you. Not sure where to find your nearest comic retailer? Use www.comicshoplocator.com to find one!

Acclaimed writers Corinna Bechko (HEATHENTOWN, FEAR ITSELF: THE HOME FRONT) and Gabriel Hardman (HULK, AGENTS OF ATLAS) start a new chapter of the PLANET OF THE APES saga, launching the fan-favorite franchise into its most exciting era yet! Eight years before astronaut George Taylor fell from the stars…the stars fell on the PLANET OF THE APES! Once the destroyer of human civilization, the Alpha-Omega bomb of yore has slept silent in the dark side of the moon. One mad monk seeks to wake the beast…and all of ape society is at risk. It’s a race against time as Doctor Zaius struggles to find an end to the madness that has engulfed all that he knows!

PLANET OF THE APES: CATACLYSM #1 second print ships with a brand new, must-have cover by Peter Ngyuen (INCORRUPTIBLE) and is available for immediate order under Diamond order code AUG128054.

About BOOM! Studios

Founded by Ross Richie, 2009 and 2010’s “Best Publisher” BOOM! Studios (www.boom-studios.com) generates a constellation of bestselling Eisner and Harvey Award-winning comic books and graphic novels with the industry’s top talent, including Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning’s HYPERNATURALS, new HELLRAISER comics written by Clive Barker, PLANET OF THE APES, and Sam Humphries’ HIGHER EARTH. BOOM!’s all ages imprint KaBOOM! publishes Charles Schulz’ PEANUTS, Jim Davis’ GARFIELD, Cartoon Network’s ADVENTURE TIME, and 20th Century Fox’ ICE AGE. KaBOOM! recently won an Eisner Award for its first original series Roger Langridge’s SNARKED. BOOM!’s lit comix-focused imprint, BOOM! Town, won an Eisner Award for its first book, Shannon Wheeler’s I THOUGHT YOU WOULD BE FUNNIER, and just released SPACE DUCKS, the first comic book from indie musician legend Daniel Johnston.

Nerdist News – Comic Book Day: Getting Down to Business with Simon Bisley

Comic Book Day: Getting Down to Business with Simon Bisley

Talking Tower with The Biz himself.

Legendary Comics’ first original title, The Tower Chronicles, is nearly upon us! It’s T-minus one week until your local comic book store is faced with the grim, steely-eyed stare of John Tower, supernatural bounty hunter by day…and also supernatural bounty hunter by night. This book has been a long time coming – we’ve previously spoken toeditor-in-chief Bob Schreck andseries writer Matt Wagner – so we were understandably excited to talk to one of the best in the biz, The Biz himself. Known for his work on titles like 2000 A.D.,Lobo and Slaine, Simon Bisley is one of the UK’s top talents and his signature style brings The Tower Chronicles to brutal, brooding life. Just how did Bisley get involved and what else is he up to across the pond? Read on and find out.

Nerdist News: Tell us, how did you get involved in the project? Did you mail Bob Schreck a picture of a robot holding a baby?

Simon Bisley:
 [laughs] Well, I wasn’t sure initially if I could commit myself to it because I was doing Hellblazer. It was really a fantastic gig. I wasn’t sure if I could handle another gig; that was one of my concerns. I’m not sure how it happened; I just started doing it. [laughs] They called me. That’s pretty much it. [laughs] Are you okay? You seem like you were expecting something more.

NN: What is more challenging – breathing new life into a long-running character or making a brand new character visually exciting and appealing to new readers?

SB: 
You know, I don’t find much of anything to be a challenge to be honest with you. [laughs] I’ve always found it a snap; just draw what the characters would do. What do you mean making them “visually exciting?” It’s my job to make them dynamic. You have to be careful because I have a tendency to go a bit too cartoony. You don’t want to look like MAD magazine. In Hellblazer, I had to be very careful with some of the more complex imagery. I think I do both well.

Read our complete interview with Simon Bisley on Nerdist.com. You can see a sneak preview of 12 pages of Bisley’s art now and be sure to snag The Tower Chronicles: Geist Hawk #1 on September 26th!