Category Archives: Comic Books

Comic-Con 2013: Lone Wolf and Cub Creator to Appear at Dark Horse Booth!

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Not only is Dark Horse Comics going to be publishing New Lone Wolf and Cub beginning in 2014, the company is bringing the creator of the epic manga, Kazuo Koike – who has been indicted into the Eisner Hall of Fame, to Comic-Con 2013 as part of the company’s celebration of twenty-five years of publishing manga.

For more details – including the series description of New Lone Wolf and Cub – follow the jump.

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Dark Horse Now on iTunes!

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Dark Horse digital graphic novels are now available for purchase on the iBookstore, featuring over two hundred top titles, including Mass Effect, Hellboy, Star Wars, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Serenity, Sin City, and more. Plus, iBooks users can put Star Wars comics on their bookshelf next to all of their favorite Star Wars novels.

Check out the press release after the jump.

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BOOM! Studios Acquires Archaia!

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BOOM! Studios, one of the top publishers  of comics and graphic novels – and two-time winner of Diamond Comics Distributors’ Best Publisher Award – has acquired niche comics publisher Archaia Entertainment. The deal gives BOOM! the largest independent company-controlled comic book and graphic novel library, behind only industry titans DC Entertainment (Warner Bros.) and Marvel Entertainment (Disney)

The move brings a substantial library of critically acclaimed titles into the BOOM! archive, including Royden Lepp’s graphic novel Rust – which, along with Archaia titles Lucid, Bolivar and Feeding Ground, has been optioned for feature film development. For more details, follow the jump to the official press release.

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6-Gun Gorilla–My Kind of Weirdness!

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Okay, sometimes a concept just makes you laugh out loud – then scares the pants off you. That was my reaction to the press release for BOOM! Studios’ 6-Gun Gorilla. It definitely sounds like my kind of weirdness.

The first issue of the six-issue mini-series will be released on June 12th. Check out the press release (following the jump) for series description and ordering info.

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Dark Horse Gets Busy at C2E2: New Hellboy GN! Powers Sculptures! Elfquest!

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It’s only Saturday and already Dark Horse Comics is burning up the internet with big news!

Firs up, a new Hellboy graphic novel, The Midnight Circus from Mike Mignola, Duncan Fegredo and Dave Stewart. Next, Dark Horse Deluxe has licensed rights to creating a line of products based on Powers, the procedural in a world of superpowered characters created and owned by Brian Michael Bendis and Michael Avon Oeming – with a limited edition stature of Retro girl leading the way. And finally, Wendy and Richard Pini’s Elfquest comes to Dark Horse in a series entitled Elfquest: The Final Quest.

Follow the jump for details from the official press releases.

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Dark Horse Plans Halo Mini For August!

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August 14th marks the next step in comics based on the popular Halo video games. On that day, Dark Horse Comics will release the first issue in the Halo: Initiation miniseries, filling in the backstory of supersoldier Sarah Palmer. The mini will be written by Brian Reed, with art by Marco Castiello.

The press release follows the jump.

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Zenescope Entertainment Announced Digital First Comics Titles!

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Zenescope Entertainment, best known for its mature variations on Grimms’ Fairy Tales and unique take on super-powered characters (Fly), has announced plans to release five new comics titles in digital form first. The titles – Family Pets (all ages), Monster Hunters’ Survival Guide (Action/Horror), SciFi & Fantasy Illustrated (mature fantasy/horror), Guardians (comedy) and Suckers (comedy) – feature a range of genres. Zenescope will also offer continuation of previously published titles that will return in a digital first format.

The five titles are planned for a digital premiere in April, with each issue free for the first week of release and between $.99 and 1.99 after that. The official press release follows the jump.

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Sneak Peek: See The First Three Minutes of he Grimm Fairy Tales Pilot!

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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’…

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Oni’s Crogan Adventures Goes Audio!

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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.

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The X-Files Season 10 Coming! Yeah Baby!

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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.

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