At the height of World War II, the world’s most ingenious minds began a race to create a super-weapon capable of ending the war with the push of a button. One of those projects gave us the atom bomb…and another produced the world’s first supercomputer: ENIAC (Electronic Numerical Integrator and Computer).
Three days after The Bomb was dropped on Hiroshima, another was dropped on Nagasaki – but it wasn’t ordered by President Truman!
The first issue of ENIAC – the tale of an alternate history where an AI was created in 1945, by Matt Kindt and Doug Braithwaite – will be in select comics shops on May 6th.
Folklords is the new original five-issue series from Eisner Award-nominated writer Matt Kindt (Grass Kings, Black Badge) and acclaimed artist Matt Smith (Hellboy & the BPRD: Long Night at Goloski, Lake of Fire) about a young man whose forbidden quest reveals the shocking truth about his world and turns everything he ever knew upside down.
BOOM Studios has put together a cool trailer and three pages of preview art to introduce the series. Issue #1 of Folklords will be available on November 13th.
Matt Kindt and Ray Fawkes will join creator Jeff Lemire for an epic WWII story in 4-issue limited series Black Hammer ’45.
The cover for the first issue suggests DC’s WWII combat force The Blackhawks as an inspiration for the series, but given the Black Hammer Universe, there is absolutely no way to tell which way (and to what degree) the series spin off/away from that series.
Black Hammer ’45 #1 will be in stores on March 6th. A series description follows.
Valiant will be supporting Local Comic Shop Day® 2018 (November 17th, 2018) with a specially-numbered, limited-edition release of the X-O Manowar by Matt Kindt Deluxe Edition Book 1 Hard Cover, available only at participating retailers!
This fall, two of Valiant’s most formidable creative minds unveil a new plane of existence beyond our own and unleash a universe of new worlds, new beings, and new myths… Jump into the year’s most astonishing journey as Abram Adams, the lost cosmonaut known as Divinity, travels beyond the borders of the Valiant Universe to explore the most distant frontier of imagination…to a realm only known as Eternity…
Eternity #1 (of 4) will be in comics shops on October 25th.
Valiant Entertainment’s flagship comic, X-O Manowar is making some dramatic changes in the new year – beginning with a brand new #1 issue that kicks off a an epic new storyline created by Matt Kindt with a rotating cast of amazing artists, including: Tomas Giorello, Doug Braithwaite, Clayton Crain, Ryan Bodenheim, and Mico Suayan.
After finally finding a kind of peace, Aric of Dacia finds himself once again forced to don the X-O suit for another’s cause. They want him to be a soldier but he will become much more than that.
X-O Manowar #1 will be in stores in March. For further details – and a gallery of pencils from the first issue (double click to embiggen), read on.
Ever wanted to write your own movie and didn’t know how to go about getting started? There is a great company called ScriptShark that I had the pleasure of coming across back at the 2008 San Diego Comic Con that offers screen writing seminars in both Los Angeles and New York City for those who are a bit daunted by their lack of movie industry savvy. These interesting and informative seminars allow the aspiring screenwriter to delve deeper into the business demands of a screenwriter’s career, and pursue the practical skills and understanding every aspiring screenwriter needs to know in order to position and promote themselves and their screenplay effectively.
ScriptShark offers information and knowledge about such essential things as:
* Career planning & goal setting * The best ways to secure representation * Understanding your screenplay from a producer’s POV * How to take charge of your career * Defining genre & market breakdown * Creating a catchy, clear, and focused logline * Turning your basic idea into a gripping pitch
If you are seriously interested in getting your screen writing career off the ground, then check out ScriptShark.
Meanwhile let’s take a look at some upcoming projects from some people already established in the entertainment industry.