I like comic book stores that really get into Free Comic Book Day (Saturday, May 2, 2009).Â Sure, having a gigantic selection of free comics is a good idea, but those stores that bring in special guests are cranking the event up to the next level.Â Take Zeus Comics for example; the store not only has ordered 4000 comics but is bringing in some cool guests. Scott Kurtz: creator of PVP, Ding!, co-creator and writer of Truth, Justin and The American Way. Matt Sturges: writer of House of Mystery, Blue Beetle, and Jack of Fables for DC/Vertigo Comics. Kristian Donaldson:
Press Release March 31st, 2009 – Los Angeles – BOOM! Studios is proud to announce Justin Lundgren as the winner of the UNTHINKABLE Altered Reality Game earning him a unique hardcover of UNTHINKABLE #1 signed by series creator Mark Sable and BOOM! E-i-C Mark Waid. “It was a lot of fun. The puzzles were challenging and pretty creative,” said winner Justin Lundgren.Â “I’m glad I won the game and I am looking forward to getting my prize!” Premiering this May from BOOM! Studios, Mark (TWO-FACE: YEAR ONE) Sable’s new five issue mini-series UNTHINKABLE features covers by Paul (PUNISHER NOIR) Azaceta
March 4th, 2009 – Los Angeles – This May, BOOM! Studios premieres Mark Sable’s mini-series UNTHINKABLE, but comic fans everywhere can get a head-start participating in the story NOW by playing comics’ first Altered Reality Game at www.wolfpackpmc.com. Written by acclaimed DC writer Mark Sable, best known for his TWO-FACE: YEAR ONE and CYBORG, UNTHINKABLE is a five-issue mini-series that debuts this May. The series features covers by Paul (PUNISHER NOIR) Azaceta and Kristian (DMZ) Donaldson, with interior art by THE REMNANT’s rising-star artist Julian Totino Tedesco.
Diamond Comic Distributors has sent Major Spoilers the rundown of the top 100 trades and graphic novels that shipped in March 2008. Not surprisingly DC’s Batman Killing Joke Special Edition Hardcover took the number one spot with its new coloring (which I like quite a bit). Manga favorite Naruto came in at the number three position, with Marvel making its first appearance at #6 with Spider-Man One More Day Premiere Hardcover. DC came out on top trade wise goes taking the number one and number two spots on the list and also garnering a third position in the top 5
DC Comics has announced it has made the first issue of Vertigo’s Northlanders available on its website for free. Northlanders Written by Brian Wood Art by Davide Gianfelice Cover by Massimo Carnevale Following the red-hot success of DMZ, Brian Wood’s NORTHLANDERS is a fresh take on the lore of the Vikings. NORTHLANDERS tells the epic tale of Sven, an exiled Viking prince who’s been living the decadent, high life in Constantinople â€” the 11th century’s answer to Las Vegas â€” but now must return to the desolate lands of his birth in the frigid islands of the North Sea to