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!

Clamshells Become Bombshells in Pocket God #18

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Clamshells Become Bombshells in Pocket God #18

SAN FRANCISCO- September 19, 2012 – Ape Entertainment and Bolt Creative announced today that Pocket God Comics issue No. 18 is now available on the App Store for iPhone, iPad and iPodtouch

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Gem Cell Research: Part 4 of 5 keeps readers on the edge of their seat. Creeping clamshells! Teela can’t really be dead, right? I mean…it’s Pocket God! No one really dies…do they? Well, maybe it’s not too late to do something about it! Can Klik get the girls’ Gem working in time to pull Teela back? Or is she pushing up daisies for real-like?

What about that weird Seaweed Monster from last issue?  Now that the tribes have had some training, are they ready to tackle him again? They better be, because he shows back up again in this issue! Shock follows shock as “Gem Cell Research” keeps developing!

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 first Pocket God animated short!

Speaking of The Pygmy Peril… Issue #22 is available NOW! And it’s fat-packed with awesome coolness! It has part 1 of Thomas Dye’s ‘Music of Pocket God’ article, we announce prizes and another winner in our own official Olympygs contest.  All that, plus more Fan Art, Fan Mail, and the usual letter from the Editor, and of course the LITTLE GREEN MEN too!  And it’s still FREE!

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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Remember Remember The 30th of September

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Remember Remember The 30th of September

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
For updates email info@acesweekly.co.uk.
Visit www.acesweekly.co.uk  to see the best that comics have to offer!
Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/acesweekly
Follow us on Twitter at https://twitter.com/acesweekly


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

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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

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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.