Zenescope Entertainment has been publishing some of the more popular and best-selling independent titles over the past few years.Â The Grimm Fairy Tales universe in particular has caught the comic world by storm with not only the flagship title but its spin-off titles such as Return To Wonderland, Beyond Wonderland and The Piper.Â Â And now the publisher is releasing its newest Grimm Fairy Tales mini-series entitled NEVERLAND. The story reinvents the Peter Pan mythology as fantasy, horror and action.Â Itâ€™s a merging of genres that Zenescope has done extremely well since its inception in 2005.Â This version of Neverland follows main characters Cross and Wendy as they journey into the mystical realm in order to save Wendy’s nephews from the evil and demonic being known only as Pan.
Time for some more J. Scott artwork in today’s installment.
This Thursday (September 10, 2009), the acclaimed sci-fi series,Â ELEPHANTMEN,Â will give readers a chance to jump on board as participating stores receive a special 25% overship.
“I’m so glad we’re overshipping this particular issue, because I want it to get into as many people’s hands as possible,” Starkings said. “We’ve sold out of EVERY issue since #16 â€“ the Marian Churchland issues were a huge hit â€“ and our numbers have been holding very steady since we returned to our regular monthly schedule with our series of standalone stories, DANGEROUS LIAISONS. I envision ten hefty ELEPHANTMEN collections by the time we’re done, so readers have a lot to look forward to.”
Here’s another favorite artist – J. Scott Campbell offering up his interpretation of Red Sonja.
IDW Publishing has announced it is bringing J. Scott Campbell’s Danger Girl series to the company.Â The original series will be collected in an oversized deluxe hardcover in the spring of 2010.Â Following that, new Danger Girl stories will be produced, featuring Campbell’s work on the covers.
I’m surprised it took this long for the original series to be collected in trade, as the art alone warrants the super-sized treatment.
There’s more from the press release, after the jump
Expanding its strong lead in the digital publishing arena, at San Diego Comic Con today IDW Publishing announced several major expansions to its digital comic book initiative. The newly available digital comics include IDWâ€™s G.I. JOE: The Rise of Cobra prequel comics, plus TRANSFORMERS and CSI. In the coming weeks, IDW will continue to expand its electronic offerings with more G.I. JOE and TRANSFORMERS, as well as new titles available digitally for the first time, such as the classic J. Scott Campbell series Danger Girl, as well as Astro Boy, Groom Lake, John Sable Freelance, and GrimJack.
â€œThe digital medium represents a huge opportunity for the comics industry, and weâ€™re proud to be leading the way,â€ said IDW CEO, Ted Adams. â€œThrough epublishing, we can introduce an entire new audience to comics and the joys of comic books.â€
… and apparently Mark Waid and Brian Michael Bendis are teaming up to write issue #601 of Amazing Spider-Man or somethin’…
Check out the cover!
I was going for something different today when I stumbled upon J. Scott Campbell’s Padme commission.Â I always dig his work, and this one jumped out at me.
If there’s one thing his presidency has proven – Barack Obama can sell comic books. IDW Publishing is back with another Barack Obama themed comic, this time looking at his first 100 days in office.
(San Diego, CA; February 28, 2009) — Capture history with IDW Publishingâ€™s new comic book series about Americaâ€™s 44th president, Barack Obama. Hot on the heels of IDWâ€™s repeatedly sold out Presidential Material: Barack Obama comic (now in its fifth printing), this two-issue series will chronicle then-Senator Obama from his Greek column-framed acceptance speech at the Democratic National Convention in August, through the 100th day of his groundbreaking administration.
â€œThis is a momentous period in our countryâ€™s history, and IDW wanted to document it,â€ said Scott Dunbier, editor of the Obama biography comics at IDW. â€œComing from the same creative team that did the initial Obama comic, Barack Obama is a great series for both comic book and political fans.â€
Barack Obama #1 debuts in June and will feature 22 pages of historic moments, beginning with the Democratic National Convention and running through the election and inauguration. Barack Obama #2 starts on day one for the 44th President, and will capture the highs and lows of his first 100 daysâ€”it is a story that is still unfolding even now.
The Barack Obama follow up series will match the same high standards set forth by Presidential Material: Barack Obama, and strives to be just as meticulously researched and unbiased in its reporting. Jeff Mariotte and Tom Morgan return as writer and artist, while artist J. Scott Campbell once again supplies the iconic covers.
With all the Obamanizing of comics, expect to see the president’s visage gracing comic book covers for the next four years.
Marvel has passed along its schedule for the New York Comic Con taking place this weekend at the Javits Center in NYC.Â There are a lot of things to see, and some of the panels and signing might be on your list.
Marvel teased us ealier with the increidble J. Scott Campbell cover for the new Black Panther #1.Â Now the company sends us this teaser as readers begin to guess who is behind the mask.
And why is she so hot?Â Yes, the Black Panther is getting a makeover in February.Â This extra-sized issue should reveal some of the questions, and may create others as readers wonder what happed to T’Challa after Secret Invasion.
Marvel has sent Major Spoilers the covers to the issue, including the 70th anniversary cover by Marko Djundjevic.