THE B.P.R.D. COMES TO BIGHEAD BASH!

AGENTS HELLBOY, ABE SAPIEN, LIZ SHERMAN, JOHANN KRAUS, AND ROGER NOW AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE AND PLAY

NOVEMBER 21, MILWAUKIE, OR—Dark Horse has partnered with Spicy Horse Games, the creative force behindAlice: Madness ReturnsCrazy Fairies, and American McGee’s Grimm, to add key Hellboy characters to Spicy Horse’s lineup of collectible fighting toys.

Last week’s update added Hellboy himself, as well as Liz, Abe, Johann, and Roger, to BigHead BASH’s collection of characters. Players can take the team into combat, waging head-expanding battle across a wacky selection of maps and arenas. Each character design was personally approved by creator Mike Mignola!

Players can purchase the new figures through the BigHead BASH shop, available within the game itself.

BigHead BASH is a real-time shooting game with wacky and collectible toy characters based on original and licensed IPs, including Andox and Box from China’s popular show Happy Camp, as well as political parodies of Ron Paul, Barack Obama, and Mitt Romney.

For more information on BigHead BASH, visit http://www.bigheadbash.com.

For more information on Spicy Horse, visit http://www.spicyhorse.com.

 

About Dark Horse Comics, Inc.

 

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 MaskGhostTimecop, and SpyBoy. Its successful line of comics and products based on popular properties includes Star WarsMass Effect, Buffy the Vampire SlayerAliensConan,Emily the Strange, Tim Burton’s Tragic Toys for Girls and Boys, SerenityGame 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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About comiXology:
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DARK HORSE PUBLISHES EXILE TO BABYLON DIGITAL COMIC ADAPTATION!

Dark Horse announces the thrilling digital comic adaptation of Exile to Babylon, soon to be a major motion picture from the mind of creative director Domagoj Mazuran and producer Helen Darras!

The four issue digital comic written by Eisner Award–winning writer David Lapham (Kull: The Hate Witch, Stray Bullets), with artwork from Patric Reynolds (Serenity, Let Me In), Exile to Babylon melds key elements of cult classics such as Mad Max, Blade Runner, and contemporary hits like Call of Duty all into one!

In the year 2040, the world’s precious resources are in high demand, and security is found on the streets. A private military operative of reeducated gang members—the Blackshield Angels—is the only hope of liberating a vital fuel supply from a criminal overlord. Blackshield’s best agent struggles through betrayal, love, and a seemingly unending war zone—Zone 12—to complete his mission in a dangerous world where tattooed warlords reign supreme and giant satellites watch men from above like gods.

Exile to Babylon #1 is available now from Dark Horse Digital!

Look for the Exile to Babylon graphic novel on comic store shelves May 22nd, 2013!

 

DARK HORSE GRAPHIC NOVELS NOW AVAILABLE IN THE AMAZON KINDLE STORE

NOVEMBER 20, MILWAUKIE, ORDark Horse announced today that the company has expanded to one of the most popular digital platforms on which comics fans can now access their favorite Dark Horse titles! Hot on the heels of the release of the company’s Android app, and following up its incredible success with Kobo and Nook, Dark Horse is proud to announce their titles are available on Amazon’s Kindle, and able to be purchased in the Kindle Store (www.amazon.com/kindlestore).

 

Dark Horse digital graphic novels are now available for purchase in the Kindle Store, with over 100 of the company’s top titles featured, like Mass Effect, Hellboy, Star Wars, Buffy the Vampire Slayer,SerenitySin City, and more! Additionally, Dark Horse will be offering dozens of its prose titles including Vampire Hunter DHellboy, Yahtzee Coshaw’s new book Jam, and more!

 

“I’m very excited about Dark Horse graphic novels coming to the Kindle” said Mark Bernardi, Dark Horse’s Director of Digital Publishing. “Not only does it give fans another way to enjoy their favorite Dark Horse titles, it is going to introduce our amazing catalog to a whole new audience.”

 

Starting today, the world’s Dark Horse graphic novels arrive on Kindle. Look for more and more titles to be added every month!

 

 

About Dark Horse Comics

 

Since 1986, 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 like Frank Miller, Mike Mignola, Neil Gaiman, Gerard Way, Will Eisner, and best-selling prose author Janet Evanovich, Dark Horse has developed such successful characters as the Mask, Timecop, and the Occultist. Additionally, its highly successful line of comics and products based on popular properties includes Star Wars,Avatar: The Last Airbender, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Aliens, Conan the BarbarianMass Effect,Serenity, and DomoToday, Dark Horse Comics is the largest independent comic-book publisher in the United States and is recognized as both an innovator in the cause of creator rights and the comics industry’s leading publisher of licensed material.

MONOCYTE Limited-Edition Book To Include Original Paintings By Artist Dream Team!

 

IDW Limited Deluxe hardcover to feature original artwork from premier gallery artists menton3, George Pratt, Bill Sienkiewicz, and Ben Templesmith

November 20th, 2012 (San Diego) IDW Limited today announced a deluxe limited-edition treatment ofMONOCYTE from art visionary menton3 and writer/artist/entrepreneur Kasra Ghanbari. The book is now available for pre-order on the IDW Limited website (www.idwlimited.com). The special edition includes hand-drawn artwork from the book’s artist and co-creator menton3, as well as several other gallery artists, including George PrattBill Sienkiewicz, and Ben Templesmith.

The MONOCYTE Deluxe Limited Edition book is being offered in both Red Label and Black Label editions from IDW Limited, and for the first time, Black Label buyers have the opportunity to choose which artist they’d like to own original art from. Black Label editions are limited to 30 copies by menton3 and 5 copies each by Pratt, Sienkiewicz, and Templesmith. All Black Label editions will be housed in a handcrafted black cloth tray case and include a hardcover original art portfolio.  Artwork techniques by each master range from watercolor to mixed media.

Created by menton3 and Kasra Ghanbari, drawn by menton3, and co-written/edited by Kasra,MONOCYTE is a cerebral, frightening, and beautiful story about old gods battling in a future wasteland. An incredible scope of gallery artists and comic talent contributed to this series, which include Ashley WoodPhil HaleBill SienkiewiczDavid StoupakisBen TemplesmithGeorge PrattSteve Niles,Barron StoreyRiley Rossmo, and Christopher Mitten.

MONOCYTE was such a personal book for us, and we were thankful to be able to work with IDW on it and have them be so open-minded and supportive of our approach and design ideas,” said menton3. “With IDW Limited, this relationship was taken even further, and I can’t wait to see this presentation of the book.”

The Red Label edition of MONOCYTE is limited to 150 copies, each presented with a special black cloth slipcase and hand-signed by both menton3 and KasraGeorge PrattBen Templesmith, and Bill Sienkiewicz have all provided original pieces and signatures for their individual Black Label editions, all of which are also signed by the book’s co-creators, Kasra and menton3.

“We created MONOCYTE as a love letter to the medium and because it was the kind of book we wanted to see on the shelves,” said Kasra. “With IDW Limited, we had access to incredible production possibilities and direct input into every design element. What we ended up with is a true definitive edition that fully realizes the art and reading experience.”

MONOCYTE Deluxe limited Edition is now available for pre-order at www.idwlimited.com.

MONOCYTE DELUXE LIMITED EDITION (RED-$125.00/BLACK-$495.00; 224 pages; 9” x 13”; hardcover) is now available for pre-order.

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About IDW LIMITED

IDW Limited is the new imprint of IDW, 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.

IDW Relaunches G.I. JOE Comic Books!

Publisher Announces New Creative Team and New Era!

[G.I. JOE Relaunch Image]San Diego, CA (November 16, 2012) – IDW is pleased to announce not only a new creative team on their flagshipG.I. JOE comic, but also an exciting new era for the beloved heroes based on the iconic Hasbro brand!

Beginning in February with G.I. JOE #1, the anti-terrorist titans will be up against a new threat: publicity! With their formerly secret identities compromised, Duke must lead his squad of Real American Heroes up against the legendarily evil COBRA in the public eye. Written by Fred Van Lente (The Comic Book History of Comics, The Incredible Hercules) with art by Steve Kurth (Ultimate Iron Man, Avengers Vs. X-Men: Consequences), the all-new G.I. JOE is an explosive turning point for those following the Joes ongoing adventures and a perfect jumping-on point for new fans to join the action.

“As a longtime G.I. JOE fan it’s very exciting to be able to launch the series in a bold new direction, with a new status quo that develops organically from events in the current ongoing series,” said Van Lente. “In the first arc,Homefront, the G.I. JOE team gets a new (but familiar) commanding officer, a new (and unfamiliar) public role — and discover that Cobra has brought their war to America in a major way for the first time. We hit the ground running with all-out combat on U.S. soil,” he continued.

This new spin on America’s classic fighting force is also an exciting opportunity for the book’s explosive artist, “It’s G.I. JOE with a superhero spin. This is the G.I. JOE comic I’ve wanted to make for 10 years and the one I’ve wanted to read for 20!” said Kurth.

If all of that weren’t enough, fans will also be treated to eye-melting covers by Juan Doe, Steve Kurth, and Jamal Igle, and a special G.I. JOE “comics history” cover by Van Lente’s The Comic Book History of Comics co-conspirator Ryan Dunlavey! This relaunch also comes with a special treat for the G.I. JOE super fans in the form of a suitably bombastic subscription variant cover by legendary artist Arthur Adams!

It’s a very exciting time to be a G.I. JOE fan, and IDW couldn’t be happier to help rid the world of the COBRA menace!

G.I. JOE #1 (FC, 32 pages, $3.99) in stores 2/13/13. Diamond order code: DEC12 0412.

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.

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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 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.

About Hasbro

Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ: HAS) is a branded play company providing children and families around the world with a wide-range of immersive entertainment offerings based on the Company’s world class brand portfolio. From toys and games, to television programming, motion pictures, digital gaming and a comprehensive licensing program, Hasbro strives to delight its global customers with innovative, well-known and beloved brands such as TRANSFORMERS, LITTLEST PET SHOP, NERF, PLAYSKOOL, MY LITTLE PONY, G.I. JOE, MAGIC: THE GATHERING and MONOPOLY. The Company’s Hasbro Studios develops and produces television programming for markets around the world. The Hub TV Network is part of a multi-platform joint venture between Hasbro and Discovery Communications (NASDAQ: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK), in the U.S. Through the Company’s deep commitment to corporate social responsibility, including philanthropy, Hasbro is helping to build a safe and sustainable world for future generations and to positively impact the lives of millions of children and families every year. It has been recognized for its efforts by being named one of the “World’s Most Ethical Companies” and is ranked as one of Corporate Responsibility Magazine’s “100 Best Corporate Citizens.”Learn more at www.hasbro.com.
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THE ROCKETEER Experiences a “Hollywood Horror”!

Pulp Thrills Abound in New Miniseries!

[Rocketeer Hollywood Horror Image]San Diego, CA (November 16, 2012) – Continuing their relationship with Dave Stevens’ high-flying hero, IDW Publishing is pleased to announce a brand-newRocketeer miniseries for 2013! Beginning in February, fans of Cliff Secord’s aeronautic acrobatics will be treated to THE ROCKETEER: HOLLYWOOD HORROR! Written by Eisner and Harvey Award winner Roger Langridge (Thor, Popeye, Snarked!) and illustrated by Eisner nominee J. Bone (Batman/The Spirit), Hollywood Horror is another action-packed chapter in the saga of comics’ favorite flyboy! As an added bonus, legendary comics superstar Walter Simonson has signed on as cover artist!

“You can count the really great superheroes created since the 1960s without taking your shoes and socks off, and The Rocketeer would have to be somewhere near the top of that very short list, so it’s a great privilege to be writing his adventures,” said Langridge. “And I’m particularly thrilled to be working with J. Bone on the art chores. He’s definitely an artist’s artist, in the best possible sense. We’re working hard to give this story our own personal twist without losing the classic Rocketeer tone, so you can expect plenty of fiendish schemes, famous cameos, derring-do, pretty girls and (of course) thrills galore!” he continued.

“Roger has given me so many terrific characters from the world of The Rocketeer and old Hollywood that drawing each scene excites me to get on to the next; and the next,” said Bone. “I enjoyed my initial taste of drawing the Cliff and Betty in The Rocketeer Adventures #4 so much that I’m thrilled to be drawing them again!”

Always caught in the middle, it’s a pulp thrill ride when Cliff finds himself embroiled in a dark mystery in the seemingly picturesque heart of Hollywood’s golden age! He may be neck-deep in mystery and mayhem, but it wouldn’t be a Cliff Secord caper if his sweetheart, the stunning Betty, weren’t steamed at him!

Also flying onto shelves in February is the hardcover collection of Mark Waid and Chris Samnee’s THE ROCKETEER: CARGO OF DOOM! Deadly creatures from lost lands find their way to California’s shores and create some awfully hot water for Cliff and friends in this rollicking four-issue series, collected in a beautiful hardcover volume.

For fans of high-altitude adventure and on-the-ground intrigue, there’s simply no substitute for The Rocketeer!

THE ROCKETEER: HOLLYWOOD HORROR #1 (FC, 32 pages, $3.99) in stores 2/27/13. Diamond order code: DEC12 0420.

THE ROCKETEER: CARGO OF DOOM HC (FC, 104 pages, $21.99) in stores 2/20/13. Diamond order code: DEC12 0424.

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.

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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 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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New From Dark Horse

ANGEL & FAITH #16 (REBEKAH ISAACS VARIANT COVER)

Angel’s plan to resurrect Giles inches ever closer toward success. As he and Faith hack their way toward one more magical item to help in their venture, Angel reveals it is time to get the final part of Giles’s soul. But their triumphant return to London holds more than one surprise: first, the revenge-seeking Nadira and the Slayers come calling . . .

* Executive produced by Joss Whedon!

* Follows the events of Buffy Season 8!

B.P.R.D. HELL ON EARTH #101: THE RETURN OF THE MASTER PART 4 (MIKE MIGNOLA VARIANT COVER)

Chaos erupts as the B.P.R.D.’s forces are weakened by the crazed Russian scientist and his cult of followers. Meanwhile, the Zinco experiment at the Bureau headquarters reaches a dangerous and unexpected conclusion.

* It’s all going to hell in 2012!

“Dark Horse has been building up to something big for awhile now, and 2012 promises to be a complete game-changer in Mignola’s shadow-haunted universe.” —Comics Bulletin

GHOST #2 (ALEX ROSS VARIANT COVER)

Ghost returns to Chicago’s Resurrection Cemetery, where paranormal investigators Vaughn and Tommy first summoned her, to seek an answer to the riddle of her own identity. But digging too deeply into the past can unearth secrets that the city’s elite would rather stay buried, and soon new threats are showing their faces . . . Kelly Sue DeConnick takes us deeper into a mystery that spans two worlds!

* A new nemesis takes the stage!

* Kelly Sue DeConnick (Captain MarvelAvenging Spider-Man) revives one of Dark Horse’s most popular characterr

R.I.P.D.: CITY OF THE DAMNED #1

Roy Pulsipher and Nick Walker are dead, but that doesn’t mean their time in law enforcement is over. Both Roy and Nick are officers in the Rest in Peace Department, sworn to serve the Almighty and protect the living from evil’s foul corruption. Their current case has them chasing a ghostly fanatic determined to undo all of creation—a threat with very personal connections to Roy’s past, stretching back a hundred years into a weird, Wild West and Roy’s first day on the job. It’s a twisted history that Nick is only starting to uncover, and one that could have him reconsidering ever joining the R.I.P.D.!

* Prequel to the upcoming feature film starring Ryan Reynolds and Jeff Bridges!

Cowboys versus demons in the Wild West!

* The return of the hit series by Peter M. Lenkov (HawaiiFive-ODemolition Man).

* Written by Jeremy Barlow (Dethklok) and drawn by Tony Parker (Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?)

STAR WARS: DAWN OF THE JEDI—THE PRISONER OF BOGAN #1

Banished to the dark moon Bogan, the Force Hound Xesh has been living in contemplation; the memory of who he was before his ship crashed on Tython still escapes him. A rival from his past is on his trail, and the Je’daii are doing all they can to discover his origin. And now, Xesh is about to meet someone who will change his life forever, a former great Je’daii . . . the prisoner of Bogan!

* Chronicles the origins of the Jedi!

* Star Wars: Dawn of the Jedi—Force Storm #1 is in its 3rd printing.

Concrete Park Earth Tour: Concrete Park Creators Bring Comic Book Skills to Belize!

Concrete Park Creators Bring Comic Book Skills, Media Savvy to Belize as part of “Concrete Park Earth Tour.”
Screenwriter Tony Puryear (Eraser), TV star Erika Alexander (The Cosby Show, Living Single) and her brother, sci-fi writer Robert Alexander, the creators of the hit Dark Horse Comics series Concrete Park, conducted a series of “comic book clinics” for high school and college students in Belize from Oct. 26th to Oct. 30th. It’s all part of an ambitious, larger agenda to spread the gospel of comics around the developing world.
Los Angeles, CA – Nov. 9, 2012 – Comics creators Tony Puryear, Erika Alexander and Robert Alexander are taking their show on the road. As the team behind the gritty sci-fi graphic novel, Concrete Park, serialized in the pages of Dark Horse Presents, they spin stories that deal with issues of race, poverty and exile. Now they’re traveling far from their LA base, beginning with the Central American nation of Belize, a county where those issues resonate, to teach a clinic in comic book creation and entrepreneurship. They will also judge a nation-wide Comic Book Competition For Schools at the University of Belize.
The team held five clinics in Belize City, in Placencia, in the capital city of Belmopan and in San Ignacio, from the auditorium at the University of Belize to the huge stage of the famous Bliss Institute. 
Why teach the basics of comic book creation in a country of 300,000, a country where comics are not even for sale? (the team is working to change that). Why encourage school kids to try this medium, let alone compete in it? Erika Alexander explains: “Whether you live in the first world or the developing world, ideas are the most valuable currency there is. Our message is that your story is unique and valuable. Pencils and paper are cheap, and comics, whether self-printed or self-published on the web are a simple, accessible medium for expressing ideas in stories. In teaching comics creation, we are also teaching storytelling, business skills, entrepreneurship and connectivity.”
 
The whirlwind tour through Belize is the first stop in an ambitious agenda the team, in a nod to their sci-fi roots, has dubbed the “Concrete Park Earth Tour”. They plan on taking their comic book clinics to big, funky world cities like Mumbai, Johannesburg, Rio De Janeiro and Manila. “Concrete Park cities”, Puryear calls them. The kids in these cities face major challenges. Can a class in making comics make a difference? Team Concrete Park says “yes”.
“We grew up as outsider kids, kids without a lot of access to formal art or writing training” says Erika Alexander, “comics were a way in to a world of imagination and creativity. It’s amazing what these flimsy little books can do.” Robert Alexander adds “The poor kids in these cities have a story to tell, and they need to know their story matters. We’d like to help them tell that story.” 
Tony Puryear says “New technology is blowing away barriers of race and language, making it possible to share your story, wherever you were born, whatever you look like. Though Belize is not a wealthy country, there is one cell phone there for every man, woman and child in the country, the highest per capita in Central America. We told the students there that they have powerful publishing platform right in their pockets. We can’t wait to see what they do with it, and we are thrilled to be a part of this world-changing process.”
The comic book clinics in Belize were sponsored by the Belize Diaspora Network, an organization devoted to building links between the Belizeans scattered across the globe and their country of origin. Bruce Henry of the Belize Diaspora Network says “This simple comic book clinic will be big for Belize, or rather, there’s nothing simple about it. Our kids will benefit from hands-on knowledge from professionals who are in the business of comic book art, but it’s not just about comics. It’s about entrepreneurship and reaching out beyond borders with new tools and media. Those skills are crucial to Belize’s future.”
Other sponsors include the Belize Tourism Board and NICH, the National Institute of Culture and History, The Radisson Fort George Hotel in Belize City, Robert’s Grove Beach Resort in Placencia and The San Ignacio Hotel in San Ignacio.
 
About Concrete Park
Concrete Park appears monthly in the Eisner Award-winning Dark Horse Presents, edited by Dark Horse Comics founder and Publisher Mike Richardson. Concrete Park was co-created by Erika Alexander and her husband, the screenwriter Tony Puryear (Eraser, Fahrenheit 451) and her brother, writer Robert Alexander. It tells a dark and provocative near-future story that takes place in a turbulent city on a distant, desert planet (think Cairo or Rio in space). Young human exiles from Earth must fight to make a new world there. They are “young, violent and ten billion miles from home”. Amid the struggle to survive this harsh urban environment there is also hope and beauty, that proverbial ‘rose in Spanish Harlem’. Puryear writes and draws the book. Reviews have been glowing:
                        Technorati says: “Concrete Park should be a stand-alone comic. It’s gorgeous and building in intensity.”http://technorati.com/entertainment/article/dark-horse-comics-new-release-reviews56/
Inside Pulse calls Concrete Park “fascinating” and adds “I’m appreciating the level of thought and planning on display in this series.” http://insidepulse.com/2012/02/06/the-weekly-round-up-113-with-dhp-planet-of-the-apes-fatale-izombie-sweet-tooth-more/
Comics Bulletin says: Every time I think I know what is going on in Concrete Park, (it) throws me for a loop. I have to read more.” http://www.comicsbulletin.com/main/reviews/advance-review-dark-horse-presents-9
Read About Comics said: “(Puryear’s) art… instantly grabbed my attention. His thick, heavy inks are striking, forming his characters with a great deal of confidence and force. Through his art, you instantly get a feel for this near-future (city); …the swagger of (the) characters and their surroundings just bursts off of the page.” http://www.readaboutcomics.com/2012/01/02/dark-horse-presents-7/

Ape Entertainment’s Temple Run Comic App Dashes onto App Store

Ape Entertainment, in partnership with Imangi Studios and Dimension Brand Group (DBG), announced today that the Temple Run Comic App is nowavailable for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. Based on the self-titled smash-hit game, the Temple Run Comic App is $.99, which includes the first issue and, for a limited time, the second issue at no additional cost. Both action-packed issues are chocked full of adventure, suspense, and ancient mystery.

What are the temples? What are the secrets of the golden idols? What exactly are the demon monkey creatures? All these secrets and more are revealed as the Temple Run world comes to life. Fans begin the adventure with Guy Dangerous as he and a band of adventurers go in search of a lost Incan city and the treasure it holds. But when Guy comes face to face with a mysterious golden idol, they may get more than they bargained for.

Issue No. 2 begins after Guy Dangerous and a group of explorers discovers a lost Incan city and, hidden deep inside, a mysterious golden idol while searching for a missing archeologist. The moment Guy touches the idol, they are transported to an ancient temple in a mysterious land … and they’re not alone. Now Guy and his fellow adventurers must race to escape the deadly traps and hordes of ravenous demon monkeys they encounter at every turn. Can Guy and his friends survive long enough to get home? Or better yet, will they survive at all?

A full-color comic book series is available in print as well at local comic shops.

“We had an exciting opportunity to expand the Temple Run universe with the new comic app, and couldn’t wait to share it with our fans,” said Keith Shepherd, co-found of Imangi Studios. “We are looking forward to adding even more depth to the story with Guy Dangerous and his many adventures to come.”

Created by Imangi Studios, Temple Run® is the most exhilarating running game on the App Store. Players test their reflexes as they race down ancient temple walls and along sheer cliffs. They swipe to turn, jump and slide to avoid obstacles, collect coins to buy power ups, and run as far as they can through an ever more challenging terrain.

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For more information, please visit www.ape-entertainment.com or www.imangistudios.com.