CARLA SPEED MCNEIL WINS LA BOOK PRIZE!05/01/12 @ 2:46 pm EST
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DC COMICS TO RUSH-PUBLISH REPRINT OF CONSTANTINE #1 AND HELLBLAZER #1 FOR A DOLLAR09/18/14 @ 4:08 am EST
continues to be one of the most talked about books of 2011, and word of its story and artwork has spread far and wide. So far, in fact, that Carla Speed McNeil has been awarded the prestigious Los Angeles Times Book Prize
in the Graphic Novel category for Finder: Voice
Praise for Carla Speed McNeil’s Finder
“I love Carla Speed McNeil’s Finder
, and I imagine the reason I love it is the same reason it doesn’t get more attention in the comics press: it’s simultaneously straightforward and labyrinthine, genre-based and uncategorizable . . . For me, and for other readers who have gotten pulled into McNeil’s weird and woolly far-future world, Finder
is one of those comics.”—The Comics Journal
“It’s been entirely too long since we were able to experience Carla Speed McNeil’s unique brand of sociological science fiction with its emphasis on character, class and culture. Once again McNeil immerses you in her meticulously detailed world and you’re immediately caught up in a beautifully drawn and deftly written story.”—ICv2
“You’ll keep turning the pages in Voice
to put the pieces of the puzzle together and to see what Grosvenor does next. It is an intricate tale, and Carla Speed McNeil is a master storyteller—with her words and art.”—ScienceFiction.com
“McNeil conveys more emotion and depth through the slick line of a raised eyebrow than most can with an entire book, played out in a world that is unquestionably familiar and unshakably alien.”—Bleeding Cool
“McNeil excels at tying her many character and story elements together and anchoring them in the same increasingly familiar universe, making her fictional world, its inhabitants and their issues and experiences all the more real to the invested, gratified reader.”—No Flying No Tights
Awards and nominations:
Unshelved Book Club’s Book of the Month, February 2012—Unshelved
#1 on Comics Worth Reading’s Best Graphic Novels of 2011—Comics Worth Reading
#2 on Comics Bulletin’s Top 10 Best Graphic Novels of 2011—Comics Bulletin
#4 on Publishers Weekly’s Best Books of 2011, Comics—Publishers Weekly
#4 on ComicsAlliance’s 11 Best Comics of 2011—ComicsAlliance
#29 on Comic Book Resources’ Top 100 Comics of 2011—Comic Book ResourcesAbout Dark Horse
: Founded in 1986 by Mike Richardson, Dark Horse Comics has proven to be a solid example of how integrity and innovation can help broaden a unique storytelling medium and establish a small, homegrown company as an industry giant. The company is known for the progressive and creator-friendly atmosphere it provides for writers and artists. In addition to publishing comics from top talent such as Frank Miller, Mike Mignola, Neil Gaiman, Brian Wood, Gerard Way, Felicia Day, Guillermo del Toro, and comics legends such as Will Eisner, Neal Adams, and Jim Steranko, Dark Horse has developed its own successful properties such as The Mask
, and SpyBoy
. Its successful line of comics and products based on popular properties includes Star Wars
, Mass Effect
, Buffy the Vampire Slayer
, Emily the Strange
, Tim Burton’s Tragic Toys for Girls and Boys, Serenity
, and Domo. Today Dark Horse Comics is the largest independent comic book publisher in the US and is recognized as one of the world’s leading publishers of both creator-owned content and licensed comics material.
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'DOCTOR STRANGE' TO SHOOT IN U.K.09/17/14 @ 10:58 pm EST
Just as they have already done with Flash and Green Arrow ahead of their upcoming TV shows, DC Comics is rush-soliciting a 64 page $1 Constantine #1: Special Edition.
The dollar comic will reprint the DC New 52 Constantine #1 as well as the original Hellblazer #1 as a flip book.
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RUMBLE MEANS WAR09/17/14 @ 10:37 pm EST
Marvel Studios is moving quickly with its plans for a Doctor Strange movie, with multiple sources this week reporting the studio plans to begin filming at Pinewood Studios in the U.K.
Both Screen Daily and The Hollywood Reporter have reported that Marvel is in final negotiations to shoot the movie at Pinewood’s Shepperton Studios, the same studio where scenes from Guardians of the Galaxy, The Avengers: Age of Ultron, Thor: The Dark World, X-Men: First Class and Captain America were shot.
Oh, and Star Wars VII is currently shooting there.
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BUILD UP YOUR VARIANT COLLECTION WITH MARVEL ROCKET RACOON & GROOT VARIANTS09/17/14 @ 10:10 pm EST
Co-creators John Arcudi (writer of BPRD, Savage Wolverine, A god Somewhere and the Eisner-nominated The Creep) and James Harren (artist on Conan, BPRD, and cover artist for the Hawkeye vs. Deadpool) team up once again for the launch of an epic and bizarre action/adventure series filled with fantasy and page-turning thrills arriving on December 17.
In RUMBLE, a scarecrow—a warrior scarecrow god called Rathraq, that is—walks into a bar...and it’s all downhill from there. After a long absence, Rathraq is back and very unhappy. This is bad news for his old enemies, yes, but even worse news for everyone else, including bartender Bobby LaRosa who finds himself caught in the chaos.
RUMBLE is an eclectic mix of tone and genre, something that Arcudi commented on as adding depth and a dose of reality to the story. “Rumble is not just fantasy, not just action, not just drama, or not just humorous, you know? That’s too limiting. That’s not how we live. You wake up happy, then something happens that messes up your whole day (of course, in the case of Rumble, that ‘something’ just so happens to be a giant sword-wielding scarecrow and some monsters), but you still manage to have a laugh that night. What I like about this book is that any character can have a day like that. Any of them, human and non-human."
Arcudi also cited Harren’s flexibility in art styles as allowing for smooth transitions throughout RUMBLE. “James’s art allows us to go in all the directions the story needs to go. Nobody draws ferocious action the way James does. Monsters smashing each other’s heads in, that’s in the book, and James kills on it! But he also can set a spooky mood, and while his idea of what’s ‘funny’ is rather bizarre, that’s exactly what the book needs!”
The characters of RUMBLE must adapt along with the readers and will go through various transformations along the way. Arcudi added: “What I hope will be entertaining to readers is Bartender Bobby’s unique way of adapting to his new and rapidly changing world. That’s also true of Rathraq, the warrior scarecrow. He has to adapt to his new world as well, but in a very different way and for very different reasons. From those kinds of perspectives grow all kinds of interesting plot lines and stories! And they’re just two of the many characters we’ll be playing with.”
RUMBLE is a modern-day action fantasy series where rundown dive bars, undead kitty cats, psycho skinheads, and giant mummies run amok. RUMBLE #1 will be available on 12/17, and can be pre-ordered with Diamond Code OCT140580.
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CAPTAIN BOOMERANG CAST TO APPEAR ON ARROW09/17/14 @ 1:17 pm EST
The breakout comic book characters of the year are taking over the covers of your favorite Marvel titles this November!
That’s right True Believer, ROCKET RACCOON & GROOT VARIANTS
are coming, featuring some of the best and brightest talents in the industry!
Not only will you get to see so many great artists putting their own spin on Rocket & Groot, but 20 of your favorite Marvel comics will feature these one-of-a-kind variants depicting some of the most classic of covers!
· All-New Captain America #1
· All-New X-Men #34
· Amazing Spider-Man #9
· Amazing X-Men #13
· Avengers #38
· Avengers World #15
· Bucky Barnes: The Winter Soldier #2
· Captain America & The Mighty Avengers #1
· Deadpool #37
· Guardians 3000 #2
· Guardians of the Galaxy #21
· Hulk 8
· Legendary Star-Lord #5
· New Avengers #26
· Rocket Raccoon #5
· Spider-Verse #1
· Spider-Woman #1
· Superior Iron Man #1
· Thor #2
· Uncanny X-Men #28
“People everywhere can’t seem to get enough Rocket & Groot!” says Marvel SVP Sales & Marketing David Gabriel. “As soon as we came up with the concept to do Rocket Raccoon & Groot variants, the ideas just started pouring in. We couldn’t wait to get our hands dirty creating some really fantastic cover homages. This program is really the best of both worlds and we know it will really excite old and new fans everywhere.”
Marvel urges retailers to check their orders on these hotly anticipated variant covers as they hit comic shelves through the month of November. No fan will want to miss the chance to see these fan-favorite Marvel characters in a whole new way when the ROCKET RACCOON & GROOT VARIANTS
hit store shelves worldwide this November!
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GONE BUT NOT FORGOTTEN – YOUR NEW LOOK AT DEATH OF WOLVERINE: THE LOGAN LEGACY #109/17/14 @ 1:09 pm EST
Digger Harkness / Captain Boomerang is one of the most popular members of The Flash’s Rogues Gallery… and he’s also one of the members of the Suicide Squad which is part of the Arrow series which is where he’s going to make his debut.
And the casting director on Arrow seems to love former Spartacus stars – Manu Bennett (Slade Wilson), Cynthia Addai-Robinson (Amanda Waller) and Katrina Law (Nyssa Raatko al Ghul) – so it’s not surprising that they’ve gone to the well once more to get Nick Tarabay.
Harkness is slated to appear in Episodes 7 and 8 of Arrow with Episode 8 being a crossover with The Flash.
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DYNAMITE DIGITAL ADDS BITCOIN PAYMENT OPTION09/17/14 @ 7:13 am EST
From the ashes of Death of Wolverine
comes a new beginning.
Today, Marvel is pleased to present your first look at DEATH OF WOLVERINE: THE LOGAN LEGACY #1
, the first issue in a blockbuster 7-issue limited series aiming to explore the gaping hole left in the Marvel Universe following the death of one of its most prominent super heroes. Written by superstar writer Charles Soule with art by Oliver Nome, this epic first issue, setting the stage for a world without Wolverine!
Each issue of Death of Wolverine: The Logan Legacy
features a hot new creative team made up of some of the industry’s brightest rising stars as they explore the unique solo adventures of X-23
, Lady Deathstrike
“Think of the death of Wolverine as an inciting event, one thing that has seismic-level effects on the lives of a great deal of the Marvel Universe,” says Charles Soule. “We’ll start in Death of Wolverine: The Logan Legacy
by examining those effects on people close to Wolverine, but over time, we’ll range far and wide to see what sort of black hole Logan’s death actually leaves.”
With the mutant powerhouse now out of the picture, who or what will be left to pick up the pieces? Will Wolverine’s legacy be shaped by heroes who valiantly fought alongside him…or by the villains who he spent his whole life protecting the world against? The answers will be revealed this October when the Marvel Universe faces a world without Wolverine in DEATH OF WOLVERINE: THE LOGAN LEGACY #1
DEATH OF WOLVERINE: THE LOGAN LEGACY #1 (AUG140748) Written by CHARLES SOULE Art & Cover by OLIVER NOME
Variant Cover by SKOTTIE YOUNG (AUG140749) Canada Variant by OLIVER NOME (JUL148308) FOC – 09/22/14, On-Sale 10/15/14
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EXTENDED PREVIEW ON BLEEDING COOL – PURGATORI #1, DEVILERS #3 AND SHADOW: MIDNIGHT IN MOSCOW #409/17/14 @ 7:02 am EST
Dynamite Entertainment is excited to announce the addition of Bitcoin as an accepted form of payment at Dynamite.com/digital, the company's recently-launched digital store for DRM-Free digital comics. The Bitcoins payment system joins existing payment options that include Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover, and PayPal. Fans who wish to make purchases through Dynamite Digital using Bitcoin need only login with the Bitcoin client of their choice. Fans can now use the virtual currency to purchase Dynamite's increasing collection of digital comics and bundles, including this week’s latest digital comics bundle featuring 25 of Dynamite’s top comics for a discounted price of $10 to help commemorate Dynamite’s 10th Anniversary. A sweet Dynamite bundle at an incredible offer that adds up to only .40 cents a book! In addition, Dynamite's DRM Free Digital Store showcases free wallpapers for fans to enjoy, with new ones added every week. These include Bob's Burgers, Neil Gaiman's Last Temptation, Red Sonja, Vampirella, Boys, Cryptozoic Man, Dresden, and this week adding Purgatori and other new wallpapers.
The bundle gives fans the opportunity to add award-winning art by Alex Ross, Gail Simone’s Red Sonja, Kevin Smith’s Green Hornet, Legenderry by Bill Willingham, Chaos! by Tim Seeley, and much more to their digital collections DRM-Free at a fantastic value. From debut issues of classic titles, to recent best-sellers that have sold-out in print. This new Dynamite Bundle continues the next phase of the Dynamite Digital program. With 10% of each sale going to the Comic Book Legal Defense fund. This promotion is available to fans for a limited time.
"This is an exciting day here at Dynamite combining both, our accepting Bitcoin as an option for payments, and at the same time announcing our biggest introductory bundle to date to commemorate our 10th Anniversary. Setting up Bitcoin payments through our DRM-Free store has been a goal since Day One," says Nick Barrucci, CEO and Publisher of Dynamite Entertainment. "As we continue to blaze a new trail with Dynamite Digital, we are proud to provide existing fans and expand our fan base with increasingly accessible means of participating in the digital comics experience, which - as recent data has proven - benefits the overall comics market through consumer transition to printed material."
Dynamite’s CEO continues “We took a look at what fans kept asking for in creating an introductory bundle to allow them to try new titles at a great price, and combined 25 of our top selling books into a nice discount bundle to promote a nice mix of new titles at an incredible entry price point of $10.00 for our 10th Anniversary. Its Dynamite’s biggest deal yet offered directly from the Dynamite Digital DRM Free store, with quite a few pluses in supporting us through the bundle: Fans get to try great new books at an incredibly low price DRM-Free, they get to help support creators that we work with in addition to Dynamite, and help out the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund. A win all around for everyone!”
Introduced in 2009, Bitcoin is a software-based online payment system. Bitcoins are created as a reward for payment processing work in which users offer their computing power to verify and record payments into the public ledger. Payments work peer-to-peer, which is an exciting new way to purchase for consumers. The addition of Bitcoin to Dynamite Digital follows the news of Dynamite's new discount digital bundle offerings, launched just last week.
This latest bundle includes award-winning titles from some of today’s best creators. Kevin Smith, Gail Simone, Bill Willingham, award-winning artist Alex Ross and more have multiple books included in the offer. Giving fans the perfect taste of everything Dynamite has to offer. The full list includes: Project Superpowers #0 – 3
– by Alex Ross and Jim KruegarJungle Girl #0 -1
– by Frank Cho and Doug MurrayMocking Dead #1
– by Fred Van LenteSherlock Holmes: Trial #1 – 2
– by Leah Moore, John Reppion and Aaron CampbellKevin Smith's Green Hornet #1
– by Kevin Smith, Phil Hester and Jonathan LauRed Sonja #1 – 2
– by Gail Simone and Walter GeovanniRobert Jordan's The Wheel of Time #1 – 3
– by Chuck DixonLegenderry #1
– by Bill Willingham and Sergio Fernandez DavilaChaos! #1
– by Tim Seeley and Mirka Andolfo, main cover by J. Scott CampbellJim Butcher's Dresden War Cry #1
– by Jim Butcher and Mark PowersPathfinder: Dark Waters #1
– by Jim ZubMiss Fury #1 – 2
– by Rob WilliamsAmerican Flagg #1- 2
– by Howard ChaykinVampirella #1
– by Eric Trautmann
This new bundle follows last week’s limited promotion (which ended yesterday) of the 5 Star, 5 book starter set where fans were invited to pick up the top 5 best-selling books of Dynamite’s impressive library. This latest offer continues Dynamite’s commitment to fans as the publisher celebrates its 10 year anniversary this year.
Dynamite’s new online storefront has already proven to be a huge success with fans since it started in August of this year, featuring DRM-Free editions of some of Dynamite's biggest hits to-date, including Bob's Burgers
, Alice Cooper
, and more.
For more on Dynamite 25 books for $10 bundle, and the latest DRM-Free offers from Dynamite Digital, check out dynamite.com/digital today.
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Bleeding Cool 'HARBINGER: FAITH #0': ONE-SHOT LEADS INTO NEW 'UNITY' ARC09/17/14 @ 6:53 am EST
is featuring three exclusive extended previews from Dynamite
this week: Purgatori
#1, Joshua Hale Fialkov's The Devilers
#3 and the doomsday clock keeps ticking in Howard Chaykin’s The Shadow: Midnight In Moscow
#4.Click here to chexk them out.
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'LUCIFER' HEADED TO TV: VERTIGO COMIC GETS PILOT COMMITMENT09/17/14 @ 6:49 am EST
Valiant has announced the new one-shot origin tale Harbinger: Faith
#0 in December, which will correlate to the new story arc beginning in Unity #12
releasing in November.
Faith Herbert, aka Zephyr, is Unity’s newest team member, and after the events in Armor Hunters: Harbinger
, she need some time to recuperate. The story will reveal the origin of the super-powered, lighter-than-air teenager.
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Fox has given a put pilot commitment to Lucifer
, the Sandman
character that was spun offf into its own comic series from DC imprint Vertigo, according to Variety (via ICv2). A put pilot commitment means that the network is guaranteeing to air the pilot before it’s produced, which generally means the series is likely to be picked up.
In the TV series, the Lord of Hell gets bored and moves to Los Angeles, where he opens an exclusive piano bar called Lux. It will be produced by Tom Kapinos (Californication, Dawson’s Creek