A few months back, we posted a piece about a Kickstarter project by Zenescope Entertainment, seeking funding to produce a pilot for an animated series based on their comics series Grimm Fairy Tales. It might not be Veronica Mars, but Zenescope and Kickstarter did raise the funds for their pilot and have produced it.
The official press release and the first three minutes of the Grimm Fairy Tales pilot follow the jump. The pilot features by voice work by Lena Headey (Game of Thrones, Dredd), Robert Forster (Jackie Brown, Alcatraz), Laraine Newman (WALL*E, Fairly Oddparents, SNL), and Chris Hardwicke (Talking Dead, The Nerdist). It is definitely not a kiddies’ show. Just sayin’…
Here’s something you don’t see every day – a comics series adapted for radio!
Oni Comics’ Crogan Adventures series is being turned into a radio series by Canadian audio drama producer Decoder Ring Theatre for free download from their website and iTunes. Crogan Adventures will be written by the comic’s creator Chris Schweizer and directed by Decoder Ring Theatre’s Gregg Taylor. Schweitzer saw the jump to radio as a way to expand the series to another medium without losing complete artistic control.
There will be six half-hour episodes, with one available for download on the 15th of each month, March through August. The fiull press release follows the jump.
Now, I’m genuinely excited about something. Several months ago the folks at IDW announced The X-Files was returning to comics. That announcement seemed like this would be confused as all they said was that they were essentially reprinting old X-Files comics. Today they made it official, Chris Carter is overseeing an official Season 10 series.
Similar to how Joss Whedon handled Buffy and Angel. I hope this each “season” doesn’t go as long as Buffy and Angel did. First 15 issues of Buffy Season 8 was just as good as the TV show but then it seemed like the Twilight Arc would never end – same with Angel: After The Fall. Maybe Carter has his mojo back and fixes the mess he created in the later seasons.
In the opening story arc, “Believers,” readers will catch up with Dana Scully and Fox Mulder, living normal lives together under secret identities. However, a visit from an old friend threatens to rip them from suburban anonymity, as they learn that someone is preying upon everyone involved in THE X-FILES. I want Charlie darn it! Official press release is after the break.
IDW Publishing and Fox Consumer Products just entered into a partnership to bring the X-Files back in Comic Book form. This partnership will initially start by re-printing collections of the original classic X-Files comics that was originally published between 1995 and 2009. Then later this year all new adventures will be published. What is not entirely clear in the announcement is, whether or not IDW will treat this property like recent TV Show adaptations – as an official continuation (ala Buffy Season 9) or if these will be further random out of time stories – like the original X-Files series. While this news excites me, as a long time X-Files fan, I will be very upset if it ends up being just random, out of context, monster of the week stories. Official press release after the break.
VIX Media’s new shojo manga release, Demon Love Spell features a shrine maiden named Miko who’s not particularly good at her job and Kagura, the demon whose attention she gains when she actually gets a spell right… sort of…
The supernatural romance series, Volume 1 of which is now available (with digital download coming on December 18th), is from Mayu Shinjo, creator of Ai Orei and Ayakashi Koi Emaki. Details follow the jump.
Nausicca of the Valley of the Wind – one of the greatest manga of all time – is getting a deluxe box set edition. VIZ Media has announced that Hayao Miyazaki’s acclaimed seven-volume masterpiece will be presented in a two-volume hardcover edition in a special illustrated slipcover and will include a full color, double-sided poster. Each of the two volumes will also include eight full color, full page inserts.
The NAUSICAÄ OF THE VALLEY OF THE WIND Deluxe Box Set will hit shelves on November 6th. The official Press release follows the jump.
Exploding from the pages of Dark Horse Presents, Eisner-winning artist Francesco Francavilla’s The Black Beetle hits stores in his own title, The Black Beetle #0 in December, 2012. The #0 issue will collect the three-part story, Night Shift, told in Dark Horse Presents and will include a new cover and bonus sketch material and art. It will be followed, in February, by The Black Beetle #1 which introduces a new, four-part Black Beetle adventure, No Way Out.
Hey, did you all know that it was 35 years ago today, that Sgt Pepper taught his band to play? Ok, maybe not, but another major cinematic event took place on this date, 35 years ago – The debut of Star Wars! To celebrate this movie Milestone, the folks at Dark Horse Comics put together a massive collection of Star Wars Comics. The digital bundle contains 120 Books, that is over 3,600 pages of 7 panel fun people! The bundle is available on all your digital comic book apps including Dark Horse’s own app for $99. The bundle includes Knights of the Old Republic, Blood Ties, Star Wars Tales, Rebellion, and Dark Times. I’m seriously getting this myself. Stop by Dark Horse Digital and get all the Star Wars comics you could want and more!