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BOOM!Studios Announces Pen & Ink Program!

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BOOM!Studios (2 Guns, Suicide Risk) has announced a new program to spotlight the work of some of the industry’s biggest names – and the work they’ve done on BOOM! titles. First up is Day Men: Pen & Ink #1 which will focus on the Brian Stelfreeze are from Day Men 1 and 2.

The limited line of publications will be a saddle-stitched, oversized 11” x 17’’ which allows readers to see the art at near-original size. Each page will be accompanied by annotations from the creative team, giving fans and aspiring creators unique insight into the creative process. Each edition in the Pen & Ink series will retail at $9.99. Day Men: Pen & Ink #1 will be in stores early in 2014. for more details, check out the press release following the jump.

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Dark Horse Sets March 22, 2014 As Hellboy Day!

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Hellboy turns 20 in 2014 – the twentieth anniversary of the release of Hellboy: Seed of Destruction #1 will be in March. Dark Horse Comics has announced that it will celebrate March 22, 2014 as Hellboy Day. As part of the celebration, there will be events planned for comics shops around the country. A 20 Years of Hellboy hardcover collection (pictured above, right), will be available in comic shops everywhere on March 19

Dark Horse will also publish a sampler (above left) featuring classic Hellboy tales The Ghoul and Another Day at the Office – and two new tales by Hellboy creator Mike Mignola, Fabio Moon and R. Sikoryak. For more, check out the press release following the jump.

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Dark Horse Touts Juice Squeezers: Kids Vs. Big Bugs Series in 2014 Free Comic Book Day Offerings!

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David Lapham (Stray Bullets) is bringing a modern take on the big bug movies of the ‘50s to Dark Horse Comics with Juice Squeezers – about ‘a covert group of tweens who form the main line of defense for the residents of Weeville against an army of giant bugs.’ The series is so highly regarded that Dark Horse is featuring in next year’s Free Comic Book Day offerings.

For the next week, the #0 issue of the comic will be available for free download at Dark Horse Digital. Check out the press release and a sneak peak of Juice Squeezers #1 after the jump.

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Publisher Donates John Lewis Graphic Memoir to Every Member of Congress!

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After a fifty-year career as an activist and US Congressman, civil rights icon John Lewis wrote a graphic memoir, March: Book One – the story of his life and the civil rights movement. March: Book One, the first of a series of three books, was released in August to great acclaim.

Now, Top Shelf Digital, in partnership with Fellowship of Reconciliation, is donating copies of March: Book One – and Martin Luther King and the Montgomery Story, the comic book that inspired Lewis to become a part of the movement – to every member of Congress.

Lewis and co-author Andrew Aydin will signing copies of the book, and speaking about it, at the Barnes & Noble in downtown Washington this evening. Follow the jump to check out the full press release.

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Buy A Digital Graphic Novel and You Could Win a VIZ Media Prize Pack Valued at Over $400!

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If you love manga and cool prizes, you should be checking out VIZ Media. From now until December 19th, if you buy a digital graphic novel from VIZManga.com, you will automatically be entered in a sweepstakes to win a Manga Stocking Stuffer prize package that includes: an Amazon Kindle Fire HD (8GB) pre-loaded with 30 volumes of top-selling VIZ Manga titles; a six-month membership to Weekly Shonen Jump, a digital magazine that features same-day release as its Japanese counterpart, and a VIZ Media Custom Zero Messenger Bag from Rickshaw Bags – with even more manga, anime and merchandise inside.

Also, Volume One of Firefighter! Daigo of Fire Company M (pictured above) comes out tomorrow. Follow the jump for the press release and more details.

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Ben 10 Omniverse Goes Graphic Novel!

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With its Jack Kirby-inspired visuals and interstellar adventure, The Cartoon Network’s Ben 10 – all iterations of him – would seem to be a natural for comics and graphic novels. Today VIZ Media’s Perfect Square imprint has released the first of a series of Ben 10 Omniverse graphic novels written by Cory Levine and drawn by Alan Brown. Ben 10 Omniverse, Vol. 1: Ghost Ship finds Ben Tennyson and his new partner rook  investigating a distress call that puts them in the crosshairs of a new foe called Khyber – whose one goal in life is hunting down Ben 10!

Ben 10 Omniverse, Vol. 1: Ghost Ship is available in both print and digital forms. More details can found in the press release after the jump.

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VIZ Releases Cursed Town Manga Uzumaki in Deluxe Hardcover Edition!

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The Japanese coastal town of Kurouzu-cho is cursed, not by by demons or evil people, but by a pattern – the spiral, one of nature’s most common and beautiful patterns. Uzumaki, the three-volume horror manga by Junji Ito, about a town’s gradual descent into madness, has been collected in a deluxe hardcover edition that is now available in stores.

For more details, check out the press release after the jump.

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Buffyverse Gets Tenth Season; Angel & Faith Return!

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Dark Horse comics today announced that Buffy the Vampire Slayer will get a 30-issue Season Ten written by Christos Gage and illustrated by Rebekah Isaacs and Angel & Faith will will likewise get a 30-issue run written by Victor Gischler and illustrated by Scott Fischer.

Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 10 will premiere on March 19, 2014 and Angel & Faith Season 10 will hit stands on April 2, 2014. Follow the jump for the press release.

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Serenity Lives!

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Browncoats rejoice! Dark Horse Comics has announced Serenity: Firefly Class 03-K64—Leaves on the Wind – a canonical follow-up to Joss Whedon’s big damn movie, Serenity, written by Zack Whedon and with artwork by Georges Jeanty.

Mal Reynolds and the crew of the Serenity exposed the Alliance’s crimes against humanity. Now they have to deal with the consequences of that action. Serenity: Firefly Class 03-K64—Leaves on the Wind is a six-issue limited series that will hit the shelves of comics shops on January 29, 2014. Check out the press release after the jump.

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Ranma ½ Anime Premiere Today; 2-in-1 Manga Editions in Spring 2014!

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VIZ Media has announced the return of one of the most celebrated manga and anime properties – RANMA ½.

Today VIZ Media launches the Ranma ½ (subtitled, rated TV-14) anime series on its VIZAnime.com streaming service as well as on Hulu. The series will debut on its Neon Alley anime channel this fall (dubbed), and will be available on DVD and, for the first time ever, Blu-ray box set editions next year.

Ranma ½ is a renowned martial arts action-adventure manga (graphic novel) series created by Rumiko Takahashi. The manga series was a staple of the VIZ Media catalog for over 14 years and remains one of the company’s longest-running titles and one of the longest-running manga series in North America. VIZ Media plans to begin publishing the Ranma ½ manga series (rated ‘T+’ for Older Teens) in new 2-in-1 omnibus editions featuring the original right-to-left reading format for the first time ever in early 2014. Check out the press release after the jump.

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