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Aces Weekly Online Magazine Launches

Sept 18, 2012– David Lloyd (V for Vendetta, Kickback) empowered the world with his iconoclastic Guy Fawkes mask  in V for Vendetta. Today, comic conspirator Lloyd is changing the world with his publishing launch of an ambitious new online magazine called Aces Weekly.  Acesweekly.co.uk is a sequential art magazine, available exclusively through on-line subscription which will be released as seven weekly issues which form a volume. Each issue will have at least 3 landscape pages from 6 contributors (18 pages per issue), plus many pages of extras such as artists sketches etc.  Readers subscribe to volumes which cost £6.99/$9.99 per seven issue volume. Aces Weekly will be available exclusively on-line and feature all new material. Stored online, readers now have access to their magazine wherever they have web access.  The website goes live September 30, 2012.   What makes Aces Weekly special? The creators have more control then ever before.

Lloyd explained the origin of the magazine, “Well, the aim was to create something very much like a traditional weekly English comic but without limiting the subject matter.  We asked a range of creators who we knew to be excellent – the reason for the ‘ aces ‘ of our name – to do whatever they liked within certain bounds of taste, and they just came up with a great mix of stories.  Creators in this business rarely get asked to do whatever they like, so that’s part of the pull of the project for them.  And they’re enthused by the newness of the project and its potential for growth.”

Bambos Georgiou is the managing editor; “Most comic companies use creators to make money for the company, this company has been set up to make money for the creators. This time readers will know their money is going direct to the creators.”  All strips are creator owned.

Lloyd, who along with writer Dave Jackson has created Valley Of Shadows for Acesweekly.co.uk, has gathered together some of the top names in the comic industry to appear in Aces Weekly, such as Kyle Baker, Steve Bissette, Colleen Doran, Bill Sienkiewicz, Billy Tucci and Herb Trimpe, including, alongside him in the first volume ; Phil Hester & John McCrea (Progenitor), JC Vaughn & Mark Wheatley (Return Of The Human) Alain Mauricet & Alexandre Tefenkgi (Shoot For The Moon) and David Hitchcock (Paradise Mechanism) who all contribute twenty-one page stories serialized over the first seven issue run.  Also included in the first volume are stand alone three page strips by Lew Stringer (Combat Colin), Carl Critchlow (Thrud The Barbarian), David Leach (Psycho Gran), Esteban Hernández(Harmony), Phil Elliott (Gimbley)Rory Walker (Chloroform) and Mychailo Kazybrid & Bambos (Dr Queer).

Art from the actual magazine

There will be a 2 week gap between volumes. Check out www.acesweekly.co.uk goes on sale September 30, 2012, a seven issue subscription costs £6.99/$9.99/€7.99
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About David Lloyd: 

DAVID LLOYD is the well-known illustrator and co-creator of V For Vendetta.   He’s also produced stories for the Hellblazer series, Aliens, Marlowe, Global Frequency, War Stories, and the acclaimed crime thriller, Kickback – now available as an app for iPad. He has worked on a volume of war memoirs, Words of Stars ; collaborated on an Asterix collection ; produced his first limited-edition print,‘ The Prizefighter ‘; and written and drawn a book on Sao Paulo.  His latest work in print is a collection of many of his past short stories – Materia Oscura – which has recently been published in Italy and Spain.  He is currently publishing and contributing to an exclusively online comics art magazine, Aces Weekly, which features top talent from around the globe. He also helps run an educational website – www.cartoonclassroom.co.uk  – which attempts to centralize all information available in the UK and Ireland on the study of cartooning and sequential art.More information on David’s past and present projects can be found via www.lforlloyd.com,  on Deviantart.com, and on his Facebook page. 


About Bambos Georgiou: 
Over the past 25 years Bambos has been a comic publisher, editor, writer, penciller, inker, letterer and journalist. He has freelanced for 2000AD, Deadline, DC Comics, Marvel US, Marvel UK, Panini Comics, Titan Books, Walt Disney Magazine, Crisis, Revolver, A1, and VIZ. He has worked on such characters as Wallace & Gromit, Spider-Man, Clone Wars, Rugrats, Savage Sword of Conan, Transformers, Felix and His Amazing Underpants, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Thundercats, The Real Ghostbusters, Ren & Stimpy, Looney Tunes, Thomas The Tank Engine, James Bond Jr, Ed, Edd & Eddy, Casper, Power Rangers, Knights of Pendragon, He-Man, She Ra, Sid The Snake, The Ray, Marvel Comics Presents, Action Man and a whole bunch of other stuff. He is the creator of Elvistein and Astrapets.

HYPERNATURALS #3 SELLS OUT GOES TO SECOND PRINT

For Immediate Release: 

HYPERNATURALS #3 SELLS OUT
GOES TO SECOND PRINT

September 18, 2012 – Los Angeles, CA – BOOM! Studios is proud to announce that HYPERNATURALS #3 has completely sold out at the distributor level and the publisher has rushed to a second printing in order to meet demand.

Comic book fans should bear in mind first printings of THE HYPERNATURALS #3 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!

Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning finish the first arc of their cosmic superhero masterpiece in the making and will have you begging for more! It’s the return of Prismatica as she rejoins the Hypernaturals and faces her greatest fear: the man who killed her husband and the most diabolical supervillain the Quantinuum has ever known…Sublime.

THE HYPERNATURALS #3 second print ships with a brand new, must-have cover by Kris Anka (Age of Apocalypse) and is available for immediate order under Diamond order code AUG128053.

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.

More from BOOM

For Immediate Release:

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.

New From Boom

For Immediate Release:

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.