For the third week in a row, fans have flocked to their local comic book store for Angel: After the Fall! The hardcover graphic novel earned the sixth spot on The New York Times Best Seller List, marking the seventh week since the list began in March that IDW books have been ranked.
â€œWe are truly flattered that fans love Angel so much,â€ says IDWâ€™s Publisher/Editor-in-Chief, Chris Ryall. â€œCreator Joss Whedon and writer Brian Lynch have developed an amazing story about what happens to Angel after the TV showâ€™s finale, and fans clearly canâ€™t get enough.â€
Angel: After the Fall Volume 3, number six on this weekâ€™s Best Seller List, continues the adventures of Angel, Spike and the rest of the cast who survived the final episode and puts long-time friends-turned-enemies on a collision course.
â€œItâ€™s pretty impressive that, even without a TV show, the books continue to attract such attention from fans,â€ added Ryall. â€œAnd overall, weâ€™re very excited that IDW books have made the Best Seller List nearly every week since it started.â€
BOOM! Studios announced today that one of the premiere titles for their new BOOM! Kids imprint, CARS: THE ROOKIE #1 has sold outÂ – in only one week! This follows on the heels of pre-release sell outs for THE INCREDIBLES: FAMILY MATTERS #1 and THE MUPPET SHOW COMIC BOOK #1.
Fans should keep in mind, while Diamond Comics Distributors is completely sold out, CARS: THE ROOKIE #1 may still be found at direct market retailers across the country.
Diamond Comics Distributors is making the second printing of CARS: THE ROOKIE #1 available for retailers to order immediately and the second print will be featured in the April 22nd issue of Diamond Dateline.
CARS: THE ROOKIE #1 second print (FEB098624) features a brand new photo cover and will hit store shelves mid-May, serving as a great follow-up to the CARS: THE ROOKIE Free Comic Book Day release on May 2nd.
Alex Tse, the writer behind the film adaptation of DC’s Watchmen has been tapped by Paramount Pictures and Plan B to adapt Paul Pope’s Battle Boy graphic novel for the big screen.
Brad Pitt’s production company picked up rights to the forthcoming graphic novel written and illustrated by Paul Pope in November. The story line follows the son of a god who comes down from the top of a mountain at his father’s urging to rid the giant, continent-sized city of Monstropolis of a plague of beasts.
The graphic novel doesn’t arrive until later this spring, but the early images I’ve seen look really cool.Â How it will translate to the big screen is yet to be seen.
From comic to feature film to animated short story, screenwriter Alex Tse has played an essential role in helping transition WATCHMEN beyond its initial incarnation.
Ironically, when it came to bringing the graphic novelâ€™s classic story-within-a-story, WATCHMEN: TALES OF THE BLACK FREIGHTER, Tse wrote the screenplay without knowing what that final incarnation would be.
The Watchmen filler movie, Tales of the Black Freighter arrives in stores today (March 24, 2009), that not only features the animated comic-within-the comic Tales of the Black Freighter, the disc also includes Nite Owl’s autobiography, Under the Hood.
Warner Home Video sent Major Spoilers more images from the DVD and more info on the two features.
(San Diego, March 5, 2009)Â — Chris Columbusâ€™ 1492 Entertainment has optioned the motion picture rights to Ben Templesmithâ€™s graphic novel Welcome To Hoxford from IDW Publishing. Columbus will produce with 1492 partners Michael Barnathan and Mark Radcliffe. Michelle Miller brought the project into 1492.Â Templesmith is the co-creator of 30 Days of Night (with writer Steve Niles), upon which the film was based. His credits include the critically-acclaimed serial Wormwood Gentleman Corpse and Singularity 7.
When a deeply disturbed and violent inmate is transferred to a privately run mental prison called Hoxford, his psychiatrist discovers that the worst of the worst inmates are being transferred into the facility but never out. After trying to see her patient, the doctor find herself trapped in the prison, so she and the inmate must fight for survival â€¦ together â€¦ against the werewolves â€¦ that run the facility. Welcome to Hoxford.
One of my favorite finds from the 1980′s was Dave Stevens’ The Rocketeer.Â Since it wasn’t published by one of the big two at the time, I had a devil of a time tracking down the individual issues.Â Each comic book convention I’ve attended in the recent years, have either not had the missing issues I needed, or had the price jacked up beyond having a nice reader copy.
Fortunately, this October (2009), IDW will release the complete collected Rocketeer series in a nice hardcover edition featuring a cover remastered from Dave Stevens original work.
After more than a decade out of print, The Rocketeer makes a triumphant return to stores this October with a comprehensive hardcover edition featuring artwork digitally re-mastered from Stevensâ€™ own lovingly maintained collection of originals, and all-new coloring by Laura Martin, the Eisner-Award-winning colorist handpicked by Stevens himself.
The Rocketeer, a rollicking tribute to pulp novels and Saturday morning matinee serials, follows the high-flying adventures of stunt pilot Cliff Secord and his girlfriend Betty, after Cliff finds a mysterious jet pack and takes to the sky. The graphic novel went on to become a much-loved major motion picture directed by Joe Johnston.
In addition to the mass-market hardcover, a very special deluxe edition is planned. Presented in a larger format, the deluxe edition will be filled with behind-the-scenes material, a treasure of additional pages featuring previously unpublished Rocketeer designs, preliminaries, and sketches by Dave Stevens, many taken from his personal sketchbooks.
â€œIt is an honor to work on The Rocketeer,â€ said IDW Special Projects editor Scott Dunbier, â€œIâ€™ve been a fan of Dave Stevens and The Rocketeer since I first read it in the early 80s. It was a dream of Daveâ€™s to see his creation return to the shelves in a complete collection. We are dedicated to making this the definitive edition, a book Dave would have been proud of.â€ This October The Rocketeer will fly once more.
One deluxe hardcover for me, please!
For those looking for a super gigantic version of the above image, I can be persuaded bribed.
If Boom! Studios was the company to watch in 2008, then the company is the one to cause the bigger companies to quake in 2009 as the company continues to make major announcements left and right.Â The latest has Fox Atomic, a division of 20th Century Fox, teaming up with Boom! for a Fox Atomic Comics imprint under the Boom! banner.
Check out the entire press release for the full details.
Creator Mark Andrew Smith has a new graphic novel hitting the stores next week, and sent Major Spoilers an advanced review for potential review.Â We’re going to go one step further and provide the Major Spoilers Legion with a sneak peek of the first eight pages, that certainly have me interested in reading further to find out what is going on.
BOOM! Studios has released a teaser trailer to Mark Waid’s brand new superhero series, Irredeemable.Â The first issue arrives in April.
“In superhero comics, pretty much everyone who’s called upon to put on a cape is, at heart, emotionally equipped for the job. I reject that premise,” said series writer and BOOM! Studios Editor-in-Chief Mark Waid. “IRREDEEMABLE is, in a way, my third and most complex chapter on the cost of superheroics – a pulp adventure tale of horror exploring how the lessons we learn about right and wrong as children can become warped and twisted when challenged by the realities of the adult world.”