Monsters Take Control

MONSTERS TAKE CONTROL
Monstrology Launches On Kickstarter

The Monstrology Group is pleased to announce the launch of their Kickstarter campaign for their debut horror anthology at http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/863242470/monstrology-an-anthology-of-monsters. Assembled by Scott O. Brown and Rachel Deering, Monstrology is an anthology of eight different comics by eight different creative teams. Each team was assigned its own monster and location. What resulted is a wide variety of artistic styles and storytelling methods yielding an exciting collection of very different stories each with its own unique voice. Full color and 112 pages, the anthology will be a must have for any horror fan.

Scott O. Brown explains what makes this project different, “Everyone loves monsters but the unique nature of this project is that the Monsters are the driving theme of every story. These aren’t about twist endings–though we have some–nor is it about a good scare or gore–we have those, too. These stories mix and match monster in new milieus that bring out new, and interesting twists on the monsters and their victims.

Each story is listed below and a full description of each story can be found on the kickstarter project page.
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Troll Behavior by Andrew Foley & G. Gerald Garcia

The Abomination Denomination by Scott O. Brown & Amin Amat

White Widow by Charles Webb & Andres Esparza

What Fools These Mortals Be by Joey Esposito, Erik Norris & JC Grande

Yolk by Erica J. Heflin & Elias Martins

Darkest Corners by Thacher E. Cleveland & Fernando Can

The View of Mumbichi Valley by Walt Mancing & Horacio Lalia

Children of Russia  by  Ryan Ferrier & Hugo Petrus

The cover art is by Steve Ellis, whose work has been seen at DC, Marvel, Wizards of the Coast, and more!

Check out the Kickstarter site at http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/863242470/monstrology-an-anthology-of-monsters for more information on the creative teams and their stories. The fundraiser runs until Saturday Nov 24, 10:45pm EST.

Anthology editor, Scott O. Brown, is an award-winning Man of Comics™ who has worked in the industry for over a decade as a writer, letterer, editor and publisher, his work appears in books by Marvel, DC, Kodansha, Harcourt, and many others.

Rachel Deering is a freelance writer, editor, and letterer for comics. She lives in Columbus, OH with her wife and tiny chihuahua.

Alert: Ditko’s GORGO Surfaces!

Alert: Ditko’s GORGO Surfaces!
No One is Safe from GORGO’s Grasp!

San Diego, CA (October 30, 2012) – This January, the world is set to come under vicious attack. As ocean waters tremble and churn, undersea volcanoes violently erupt, and the giant lizard monster Gorgo rises once again to terrorize a woefully unprepared populace!

[Ditko Monsters Gorgo Cover]
IDW Publishing and Yoe Books are thrilled to announce DITKO MONSTERS: GORGO! The first in a series, to be followed by DITKO MONSTERS: KONGA!, this volume collects the complete run of Ditko’s Gorgo: over 200 pages of explosive, destructive Gorgo action. This hardcover volume is absolutely packed with towering monster art by the inimitable comics legend STEVE DITKO!
Drawn at the same time Ditko was doing landmark work on Spider-Man and Doctor Strange, Gorgo was ripped from the reels of its cinematic origins and thrust into the pulpy comics spotlight. Seemingly unstoppable, Gorgo takes all comers as he stomps across the globe in adventures penned by fan-favorite writer Joe Gill with book design and an introduction by Eisner Award-winner, Craig Yoe.

“This is the third Ditko book I’ve had the great pleasure to produce, the first two were The Art of Ditkoand The Creativity of Ditko,” says Yoe. “As proud of I am of those, this one may be the most F-U-N fun yet, because it’s all about a ginormous, scaly-skinned, dinosaur-like, anti-social, city-smashing MONSTER. Ditko obviously had a blast doing these mad-cool comics, smashingly putting the “GO” in Gorgo!”

A bona fide art legend, a vicious monster laying waste to highly populated urban areas, and an oversized, full-color hardback? Ladies and gentlemonsters, DITKO MONSTERS: GORGO! has it all!

DITKO MONSTERS: GORGO! (FC, 224 pages, $34.99) is in stores 1/30/13.
Diamond code: NOV120414

Craig Yoe is available for convention appearances and interviews with the press in regards to this and his other books. Find Yoe Books’ online at http://yoebooks.com and http://www.youtube.com/theyoetube.

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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Pocket God Comics’ Gem Cell Research Story Arc Reaches a Stunning Conclusion in Pocket God #19


Pocket God Comics’ Gem Cell Research Story Arc Reaches a Stunning Conclusion in Pocket God #19
(SAN FRANCISCO-October 31, 2012) Ape Entertainment and Bolt Creative announced today that Pocket God Comics issue No. 19 is now available on the App Store   for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. This action packed issue is Part 5 of 5 in the Gem Cell Research story arc. We may need a head-count at the end of the story to see who is still with us!

There are answers to questions in this issue – like what IS that seaweed creature?  But when the answers are uncovered more questions pop up – like, really, what IS that seaweed creature??? Also, what happened with the Girls’ gem?  Whereas it’s the relationships that help bind the tribes together, it’s the relationships that might also pull them apart!  You just have to check out the story as Gem Cell Research comes to its crashing conclusion!

Don’t forget that the Pocket God Comic is updated frequently with all kinds of FREE extras such as The Pygmy Peril newsletter (which includes free Little Green Men comic short stories), and an EXCLUSIVE re-mastered version of the firstPocket God animated short!

Speaking of The Pygmy Peril…  Issue #24 is available NOW!  With 20% more fish jokes!  This issue has part 3 of Thomas Dye’s ‘Music of Pocket God’ article, cool stuff from fans (like you!) in Pretty Pygtures, the usual insane fan letters in the Outhouse Input, and we announce the winners of ‘Klak’s Hungry, Hungry Fishes’ from our Olympygs contest!  And, of course, we have the usual letter from the Editor, along with the LITTLE GREEN MEN too!  All that and The Pygmy Peril is still free!  FREE, I tell you!

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[Pocket God © 2012 BOLT Creative Inc. Pocket God, Pygmy Peril, and all related characters are © BOLT Creative Inc.    Little Green Men and related characters are © 2012 APE Entertainment LLC.]

Pricing and Availability:
The Pocket God Comics App is available for $.99 USD from the App Store on iPad, iPhone and iPod touch or at www.itunes.com/appstore. For more information, please visit http://www.ApeComics.com or www.boltcreative.com.

About Bolt Creative
Bolt Creative is a San Francisco-based developer and publisher of original games, including the hit iOS phenomenon Pocket God, ranked by Apple as the #9 Top Paid App of All Time. Since its 2009 launch, Pocket God has mushroomed into a full franchise with the original game hitting multiple online and mobile platforms, Pocket God: Journey to Uranus bringing players and pygmies into outer space, and Pocket God: The Runs hitting iOS in the spring of 2012. The digital Pocket God Comics series has become one of the most successful digital comic series available and continuously outperforms megabrands. Fans can also purchase Pocket God merchandise such as figurines, apparel, and plush. Bolt Creative’s goal is to develop games that crack them up and entertain players for countless hours. For more information, please visitwww.boltcreative.com.

About Ape Entertainment
Founded in 2003, Ape Entertainment is the brainchild of lifelong comic book devotees David Hedgecock, and Brent E. Erwin.  Ape Entertainment is the comic book home to innovative new titles as LITTLE GREEN MEN, SCOUTS, and HEROIC.  Ape is also the North American publisher for licensed properties SHREK, THE PENGUINS OF MADAGASCAR, KUNG FU PANDA, RICHIE RICH, CASPER, STRAWBERRY SHORTCAKE, and CUT THE ROPE.
Visit Ape Entertainment online at http://www.ApeComics.com.

About iVerse Media, LLC
iVerse Media(http://www.iversemedia.com)is a digital content distributor focused on the world of comics and popular culture. Founded in 2008, the company was one of the first to launch digital comics on Apple’s iOS platform. As of Oct 2011 over 5 Million products in the iOS App Store have been downloaded that are powered by iVerse, making the “iVerse Engine” one of the most popular and widely used platforms for reading digital comics in the world. The company is principally located in Waco, TX. For more information on iVerse Media, please visit: http://comicspl.us
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PEANUTS: IT’S TOKYO CHARLIE BROWN FROM KaBOOM! STUDIOS HIT STORES ON HALLOWEEN

For Immediate Release:

PEANUTS: IT’S TOKYO CHARLIE BROWN

FROM KaBOOM! STUDIOS
HIT STORES ON HALLOWEEN  

November 1, 2012 – Los Angeles, CA – KaBOOM! Studios is proud to announce the release of PEANUTS: IT’S TOKYO CHARLIE BROWN, a brand new original Graphic Novel intended for all-ages.

The Peanuts gang touches down in Tokyo! Charlie Brown and Snoopy lead the charge as the gang’s team is selected to represent the United States in an international baseball game in Japan. Charlie Brown can’t believe his team was picked, but even with the addition of a sports star like Peppermint Patty, do they have any hope of winning? Between seeing the sights and taking in the best of Japanese culture, Snoopy, Charlie Brown, Peppermint Patty and the rest of everyone’s favorite characters still manage to be their incorrigible selves.

PEANUTS: IT’S TOKYO CHARLIE BROWN is now available in comic stores and will be available in bookstores November 6th, 2012. This standalone, original graphic novel features a brand new full length story featuring the beloved Peanuts gang. It is accessible to all ages, runs 112 pages in full color and carries a $13.99 price point.

Written by Vicki Scott (PEANUTS) and with art by Vicki Scott and Paige Braddock (PEANUTS), this new issue is sure to bring laughter and joy to all ages just in time for the holidays.

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 Mark Waid’s IRREDEEMABLE, Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning’s HYPERNATURALS, new HELLRAISER comics written by Clive Barker, PLANET OF THE APES, and Sam Humphreys’ 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. BOOM!’s lit comix-focused imprint, BOOM! Town, recently won the 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.

IDW Takes Comics to FEVER RIDGE! Publisher Announces a New Kind of War Story

IDW Takes Comics to FEVER RIDGE!
Publisher Announces a New Kind of War Story

[Fever Ridge #1 Cover A]San Diego, CA (November 1, 2012) – Beginning this February, IDW Publishing is excited to announce a unique new miniseries by writer Mike Heimos and artistNick Runge (Judge Dredd, Ghostbusters)! Taking readers back to World War II and to the oft-unseen locales explored by the 6th Infantry Division of the 6th Army, FEVER RIDGE is an 8-part series, a historical fiction inspired by real soldiers and their incredible experiences.

Written by first-time creator Heimos in tribute to his grandfather, a decorated soldier, FEVER RIDGE puts readers in country with “The Sightseein’ Sixth” and the Alamo Scouts, their jungle commandoes. This is a look at the world’s greatest war from another angle. Exploring General Douglas MacArthur’s campaigns deep in the jungles of New Guinea and the Philippines, this is a story that will explore exotic characters, events, and locales and will unearth  a few secrets along the way.

“I am thrilled to be teaming up with IDW to tell this story of ‘The Sightseers’,” said Heimos. “It is one that involves subject matter that has received too little attention in general; almost none in historical fiction and I don’t think any in graphic novels/comics” he continued.
[Fever Ridge #1 Cover RI]
“The heart of the forest can be as cruel and tangled as our mind. Yet, it’s beauty and fire hold the keys to this world,” said series artist Runge. “The War is only one of the many faces that shape this tale of survival and suspense in the dark corners of New Guinea. Our main characters face not only the horror of combat and secrets of the jungle, but the question of how these events will effect the path of their lives when they return home…. if they do….   This is a new take on World War II in the Pacific and I’m truly honored to have a fantastic company like IDW publishing this series. It’s a perfect fit!”

“I’ve had the pleasure of working with artist Nick Runge on a number of covers for various books I’ve edited,” said editor Tom Waltz.  “His awesome talent speaks for itself and he’s always proven to be a true professional. But, man, I was completely awestruck when he first showed me the pages he was doing for Fever Ridge. I mean, I knew he was good, but not THAT good! Combine that with Michael’s fantastic story and I knew right then and there, we needed to find a way to get Fever Ridge published at IDW — and we did!”

Rounded out by the coloring talents of Jordie Bellaire (The Rocketeer: Cargo of Doom, Captain Marvel) and the letters of Brandon DeStefano (Term Life, Harvest), FEVER RIDGE promises to be as eye-popping as it is vividly thought-provoking.

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.

Criminal Macabre/30 Days of Night #1 Preview

CRIMINAL MACABRE: FINAL NIGHT—THE 30 DAYS OF NIGHT CROSSOVER #1

In this epic crossover with IDW, Steve Niles’s greatest characters come together in a final showdown.

Cal McDonald only wanted a beer, but what he got was a jaded federal agent and a story about vampires up in Barrow, Alaska. There’s a new vamp in LA, and he’s hell bent on escalating his attacks. When Mo’Lock’s sometimes ghoul-friend is murdered, Cal’s on the hunt . . . for Eben—the longtime protagonist/antagonist of 30 Days of Night.

* Dark Horse and IDW team up on this once-in-a-lifetime crossover!

* Covers by poster artist Justin Erickson (Rue Morgue).

“Fans of the horror genre really can’t go wrong with [30 Days of Night].”—About.com

Horror crossover of the year!

KABOOM! STUDIOS LAUNCHES ADVENTURE TIME: FIONNA AND CAKE THIS JANUARY

For Immediate Release:

KABOOM! STUDIOS LAUNCHES

ADVENTURE TIME: FIONNA AND CAKE

THIS JANUARY

October 22, 2012 – Los Angeles, CA – This January, KaBOOM! Studios launches ADVENTURE TIME: FIONNA AND CAKE, an all-new six issue all-ages limited series. The highly anticipated series will be written and illustrated by none other than the characters’ creator and ADVENTURE TIME storyboard artist Natasha Allegri with a full 32 page first issue.

FAN-FAVORITE ADVENTURE TIME SENSATIONS FIONNA & CAKE ARRIVE TO THE HIT ADVENTURE TIME COMIC! Join Cake the Cat and Fionna the Human in this totally algebraic new adventure! When Fionna rescues a feral flame boy from a pack of wild fire lions, it starts her on a quest she’ll never forget… Don’t miss out on this sure-to-be INSANELY popular new ADVENTURE TIME mini-series!

ADVENTURE TIME: FIONNA AND CAKE #1 ships in January with main covers by JAB (ADVENTURE TIME: MARCELINE AND THE SCREAM QUEENS), Joe Quinones (The AMAZING SPIDER MAN) and Vera Brosgol (ANYA’S GHOST) as well as Ethan Riley and Frank & Becky limited edition variant covers.

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 Mark Waid’s IRREDEEMABLE, Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning’s HYPERNATURALS, new HELLRAISER comics written by Clive Barker, PLANET OF THE APES, and Sam Humphreys’ 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. BOOM!’s lit comix-focused imprint, BOOM! Town, recently won the 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.

PEANUTS: IT’S TOKYO CHARLIE BROWN FROM KaBOOM! STUDIOS HIT STORES ON HALLOWEEN

KaBOOM! Studios is proud to announce the release of PEANUTS: IT’S TOKYO CHARLIE BROWN, a brand new original Graphic Novel intended for all-ages.

The Peanuts gang touches down in Tokyo! Charlie Brown and Snoopy lead the charge as the gang’s team is selected to represent the United States in an international baseball game in Japan. Charlie Brown can’t believe his team was picked, but even with the addition of a sports star like Peppermint Patty, do they have any hope of winning? Between seeing the sights and taking in the best of Japanese culture, Snoopy, Charlie Brown, Peppermint Patty and the rest of everyone’s favorite characters still manage to be their incorrigible selves.

PEANUTS: IT’S TOKYO CHARLIE BROWN is now available in comic stores and will be available in bookstores November 6th, 2012. This standalone, original graphic novel features a brand new full length story featuring the beloved Peanuts gang. It is accessible to all ages, runs 112 pages in full color and carries a $13.99 price point.

Written by Vicki Scott (PEANUTS) and with art by Vicki Scott and Paige Braddock (PEANUTS), this new issue is sure to bring laughter and joy to all ages just in time for the holidays.