PRESS RELEASE – From writers Marc Bernardin and Adam Freeman (Castle Rock, Alphas, X-Men Origins: Nightcrawler, The Authority, The Highwaymen) and rising-star artist Rosi Kampe, comes a sequel series that promises to set Destiny’s world—and ours—ablaze in GENIUS: CARTEL. The five-issue story arc is set to launch from Top Cow this August.
The Glyph Comics Awards has announced the nominees for the 2009 awards.Â This is the fourth year for the competition and there are many new names on the list.Â Judging this year’s entries are: Valerie Dâ€™Orazio, president, Friends of Lulu; Mathan Erhardt, writer, Comics Nexus; Ed Mathews, columnist, Pop Image; Tim Oâ€™Shea, writer/interviewer, TalkingWithTim.com; and Elayne Riggs, comics reviewer and commentator. You can also vote for the Fan Award for Best Comic between now and March 31, 2009, at East Coast Black Age of Comics Convention (ECBACC), www.ecbacc.com/wordpress.Â The full nominee list after the jump.
Top Cow has announced the polls are now open for readers to vote on the company’s new series for next year. Pilot Season is an annual initiative Top Cow began in 2007 that borrows its concept from the television industry: Six â€œpilotsâ€ are submitted for consideration to be â€œpicked up for a season,â€ except instead of TV executives deciding their fates, itâ€™s the fans who decide by voting online. Last yearâ€™s top two vote getters, Cyblade and Velocity, will debut with new series later this year. Over four million votes were cast last year through a partnership with MySpace Comics.
Disney has announced it has acquired the rights to the graphic novel Monster Attack Network by Mark Bernardin and Adam Freeman.Â MAN takes place on a Pacific island populated by giant monsters and the team of adventurers that deal with them. The film will be produced by Jason Netter, who produced this summer’s Wanted. via THR
Arriving in stores this week is the third installment of Top Cow’s Pilot Season 2008 books – Genius, written by Mark Bernardin and Adam Freeman, with art by Afua Richardson. Top Cow has provided Major Spoilers a sneak peek of the issue, that you can see after the jump.