Tag Archives: Graphic Novels

The Secret to Persephone’s Identity Lies in the Underworld!

Persephone OGN cover by Loïc Locatelli-Kournwsky – Courtesy of Archaia.

Inspired by the Greek myth of Demeter and her daughter, Loïc Locatelli-Kournwsky’s graphic novel Persephone follows a young girl whose search for the truth about her identity leads her on a journey deep into the Underworld.

Persephone will published under BOOM! Studios’ Archaia imprint and will be in stores in May 2018.

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Introducing the 49th President of the U.S. – Kim Jong Un!

The press release for UnPresidential says it all: If you think comic book readers and retailers were outraged about Captain America being a Nazi in the pages of Marvel Entertainment’s SECRET EMPIRE event, wait ’til they get their hands on UnPresidential, the new graphic novel from Man Vs Rock. In the sure-to-be controversial book, Kim Jong Un runs for President of the United States…. And wins.

UnPresidential is a savage  satire in which no monolithic idiocy is spared – from political parties to celebrities to NFL President Roger Goodell.

UnPresidential will be released on November 21, 2017, unless the Earth has been destroyed already by nuclear weapons.

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comiXology Originals Completes Harvey Kurtzman’s Marley’s Ghost!

Harvey Kurtzman was an original – best known for creating MAD Magazine, he left several uncompleted projects behind when he died in 1993. One of those was Marley’s Ghost – his adaptation of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol.

Now comiXology Originals has – with the approval of and under the supervision of the Kurtzman estate – completed the project through the efforts of writers Josh O’Neill and Shannon Wheeler and artist Gideon Kendall.

Harvey Kurtzman’s Marley’s Ghost is now available exclusively from comiXology Originals.

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Chuck Palahniuk Creates Graphic Novel You Get to Color for Dark Horse!

When is a coloring book not a coloring book?

When it’s a semi-DIY graphic novel by the author of Fight Club and a trio of highly regarded artists.

Legacy: An Off-Color Novella for You to Color, by Chuck Palahniuk – with art by Mike Norton and Steve Morris (and a gorgeous cover by Duncan Fegredo), is ‘a dark but colorful fable with aspiring immortals, an amoral banker and his despicable family, a stalker and the kind of extreme storytelling and biting social satire’ that Palahniuk’s readers have come to expect.

Legacy: An Off-Color Novella for You to Color will be in stores and comics shops on November 7th.

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20th Century Fox Film Acquires Minority Share of Comics Publisher BOOM! Studios!

Twentieth Century Fox Film has announced a strategic investment in comics and graphic novels publisher BOOM! Studios – a deal that gives the film studio a ‘significant minority stake in the largest independently-controlled comic book and graphic novel library.’

The deal also extends BOOM Studio’s first look movie and TV deal with Fox.

TCFF is currently in post-production on a feature film based on BOOM!’s The Empty Man, from the graphic novel by Cullen Bunn and Vanesa R. Del Rey.

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Dark Launches On ComiXology!

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Dark Horse Comics and ComiXology have announced a digital distribution agreement that will bring Dark Horse’s library of collections, graphic novels and manga to its audience through ComiXolgy.

All Dark Horse’s titles will be available, digitally, through Comixology on the same day that print versions hit the shelves in bookstores. For further details, follow the jump.

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BOOM! Studios Showers Us With New TPB Collections For Spring!

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For BOOM! Studios, spring means showers of trade paperback collections of some of their hottest titles: Lumberjanes Vol. 1 (above), Bee and PuppyCat Vol. 1, Translucid (complete miniseries), Clockwork Angels (complete miniseries), Thomas Alsop Vol. 1, and Cow Boy Vol. 1: A Boy and His Horse, its first time in softcover.

For details, follow the jump.

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After Twenty Years: The Legend of Zelda: A Link To The Past Returns!

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The graphic novel The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past is returning to North American stores after an absence of twenty years.

The full-color ooksgraphic novel, by Shotaro Ishinomori, is being published by VIZ Media’s Perfect Square imprint an will be available in May. For more, follow the jump.

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March: Book Two Is Now Available!

March: Book Two is the second volume of the autobiography of John Lewis who gives us  ‘a first-hand experience of milestone events that transformed the nation’ throughout the  Civil Rights Movement.

The critically acclaimed first volume was the first graphic novel to win the Robert F. Kennedy Book Award and is now used in classrooms nationwide. Three major universities ‘have planned their freshman orientations around it.’ It spent forty (40) weeks on the New York Times Bestseller List.

March: Book Two is in stores now. For more, follow the jump.

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The Ballad of Halo Jones: Play It Again, Yortlebluzzgubbly!

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There are a lot of tough ladies in science fiction – Robert A. Heinlein’s Friday, Tanya Huff’s Gunnery Sergeant Torin Kerr, David Weber’s Honor Harrington – and I love them all, but when push comes to inevitable shove, I have to say that my favorite is Alan Moore’s Halo Jones – whose adventures in England’s legendary 2000 A.D. have been collected into graphic novel format by 2000 A.D./Rebellion A/S.

Who is Halo Jones [I hear you ask]?

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Movie News: Terry Moore’s Comic ECHO to Become Feature Film

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As Hollywood Studios continue their fascination with turning comic book’s into action movies, word out of the industry, via Variety Magazine is that Terry Moore’s comic ECHO is the latest in line to become a full length, big screen action movie. Echo has been optioned by Lloyd Levin, who was a producer on another graphic novel turned big screen movie, The Watchmen.

On his official blog Moore states that he is very happy to see this coming about and feels that this as his “foot in the door of Hollywood” and a jump point to get other projects taken to the big screen such as his highly acclaimed graphic novel, Strangers In Paradise.

In Echo, Moore tells the story of a young photographer Julie Martin. While doing a photo shoot in the desert, Julie is caught in the raining aftermath of the explosion of a high-tech, secret military battle suit. The liquid metal remnants of the suit pelt down on Julie and bond themselves to Julie’s skin causing an invincible breastplate to form, turning her into a living weapon. Julie becomes not only the target of the Army who wants their technology back, but the rest of the suit is out to find its missing pieces, and a mysterious older man has resorted to torturing and killing people in an attempt to locate her.

No casting has been made and no release date is set for ECHO as of yet so stay tuned for more details as they come to us.