At the 2010 Comic Con International, IDW Publishing, a premier publisher of graphic novels and books, and award-winning creator John Byrne, today announced the long-awaited return of Byrne’s fan-favorite series, John Byrne’s Next Men. Picking up where to series left off in 1995, Byrne and IDW will at last return fans to the world of Project: Next Men.
Press Release IDW Publishing, a premier publisher of graphic novels and books, is pleased to announce today an all-new, four-issue miniseries featuring Dave Stevens’ beloved character, The Rocketeer. Coming in 2011, IDW’s The Rocketeer mini-series will be written and drawn by some of today’s finest comics creators, including Mike Allred, Kurt Busiek, John Cassaday, Darwyn Cooke, Michael Golden, Gene Ha, Michael Kaluta, Garry Leach, Bruce Timm, Bill Willingham, and many more. Alex Ross will supply stunning covers on each issue.
Press Release Radical Publishing is proud to announce that director Sam Raimi (Spider-Man, Evil Dead) has signed on to produce and direct the film adaptation of EARP: SAINTS FOR SINNERS, based on Radical Publishing’s miniseries created by Matt Cirulnick and David Manpearl and written by Matt Cirulnick and M. Zachary Sherman. EARP: SAINTS FOR SINNERS will be produced by Mandeville Films partners David Hoberman and Todd Lieberman for DreamWorks with Matt Cirulnick attached to write the screenplay. Radical’s President and Publisher, Barry Levine, and Raimi’s partner at Star Road Entertainment, Josh Donen, will also produce with Radical Studios’ Executive Vice
Press Release During a press conference at Comic-Con International today, POW! Entertainment and BOOM! Studios revealed the characters, series and creative teams for three superhero titles to be published by Stan Lee and BOOM! Studios this fall. The three titles are: SOLDIER ZERO, written by DOCTOR WHO and ACTION COMICS scribe Paul Cornell with art by SUPERMAN artist Javier Pina, tells the story of a wheelchair-bound astronomy teacher who finds himself in a freak accident that bonds him with an alien weapon of war. THE TRAVELER, written by Eisner Award-nominee and BOOM! Studios Chief Creative Officer Mark Waid with art
Press Release HBO and IDW Publishing are proud to announce the launch of the first-ever comic book series based on the network’s hit show True Blood. Available today at San Diego Comic-Con and comic retailers throughout North America, this sexy, visually striking comic series will add new and unique layers of supernatural drama to the wildly original Emmy®- and Golden Globe®-winning television show. Two exclusive versions of True Blood #1 will be available at San Diego Comic-Con, each with a different cover. Fans can find a special David Messina wrap-around cover at the IDW booth #2643. Select comic retailers throughout
Press Release DeadTown is an original property that M2 has developed to showcase their creative approach and storytelling concepts to do no less than define the emerging medium of Motion Comics. The Concept for DeadTown is Sam Spade meets Dawn of the Dead. It’s a neo-noir thriller which casts a classic hard boiled detective in a world overrun by Zombies! The project is executed in a rich black and white style that recalls classics of the genre such as “Touch of Evil” and “The Big Sleep”. The 3D Motion Comic Teaser for DeadTown can be seen on the M2 Website
Press Release IDW Publishing, a leader in graphic novel and book publishing, announced today that seasoned comic-industry marketing veteran Dirk Wood has joined the company as its first Director, Retail Marketing. Additionally, IDW’s first in-house marketing manager, AnnaMaria White, has been promoted to Director, Marketing and Public Relations.
Press Release IDW Publishing is proud to announce CLASSICS MUTILATED, an all-new prose collection of genre mash-up stories by top-tier authors, coming in October. At San Diego Comic-Con, IDW will debut the original novella “Dread Island” by noted horror and crime writer Joe R. Lansdale, as an exclusive preview of the upcoming collection. Lansdale will be featured at special autograph sessions at the IDW booth #2643 throughout the convention.
Press Release Vince Colletta has long been a controversial figure in comics history, known for his ability to ink an entire comic book over a weekend when needed, but often taking some startling shortcuts to meet his deadlines. He’s famous for inking such prominient comics artists as Jack Kirby (with a long run on THOR in the 1960s), Mike Grell (on WARLORD in the late 1970s), and nearly every other major artist at one time or another from the 1960s to the 1980s. He was rumored to have mafia connections and a side career photographing models and movie stars, and
Celebrated as one of the most versatile actors in cinema today, Academy Award®–winner NICOLAS CAGE (Balthazar Blake) has mastered the art of high drama and quirky comedy, while simultaneously conquering the worldwide box office in high-octane action adventure blockbusters. His prolific relationship with Jerry Bruckheimer has produced blockbuster films that have captured the hearts of audiences worldwide. “The Sorcerer’s Apprentice” will mark the seventh time that Cage and Bruckheimer have collaborated on a film, following “The Rock,” “Con Air,” “Gone in 60 Seconds,” “National Treasure,” “National Treasure: Book of Secrets” and “G-Force.” Cage stars as Balthazar Blake in the epic
Press Release Coming in September, IDW Publishing introduces an exciting, month-long comic event for this five-Wednesday month. Created and written by Andy Schmidt, with art by Chee, 5 Days to Die is timed specifically in a five-Wednesday month, bringing fans back to the comic stores each week. New York Times best-selling author David Morrell calls the weekly series “hard-hitting, suspenseful, and innovative.”
Press Release At Comicon International 2009, writer Dan Wickline debuted his exclusive novella, Three Little Ladies All in the Morgue: a Lucius Fogg Mystery. The tale introduced the world to the enigmatic detective Lucius Fogg and his assistant Jimmy Doyle. The limited edition print run sold out quickly and readers have been clamoring for more. Wickline has begun work on a full-length novel but didn’t want readers to have to wait any longer… So he will simultaneously be writing a new novella of the character exclusively on Twitter.
Jason Isaacs, renowned for his villainous turn as Lucius Malfoy in the Harry Potter films, assumes another dark iconic role as the voice of Ra’s al Ghul in Batman: Under the Red Hood, the latest entry in the ongoing series of DC Universe Animated Original PG-13 Movies coming July 27, 2010 to Blu-ray, DVD, OnDemand and for Download.