No, we are not changing our coverage to football and sports related talk, rather Marvel’s adaptation of the first volume of Stephen King’s The Stand is getting the hard cover treatment this March. Unlike other trades and deluxe editions which filter their way to Amazon, B&N, and other outlets, this hard cover is being released exclusively to direct market retailers. â€œMarvel is excited to present this unique opportunity to our partners in the direct market whoâ€™ve helped make The Stand such a success,â€ explained David Gabriel, Marvel Senior Vice President of Sales. â€œWe appreciate their overwhelming support for The Stand:
Press Release (San Diego, CA and Prince Edward Island, Canada, December 1, 2008)Â IDW Publishing will release the new graphic novel by Troy Little entitled Angora Napkin in January 2009. An animated pilot of Angora Napkin is also in production and set to air on Teletoon, Canada in March 2009. Angora Napkin is an adult comedy about a pop music trio of girls who constantly find themselves mired in the horrible and confronted with the macabre.Â Â Unable to recognize the dark side of any situation, they always seem to come out on top (with the help of their impromptu peppy
Top Cow Productions has announced it will print a limited-edition variant cover to The Darkness #7 with all sales from the book going to The Hero Initiative.Â The cover will be drawn by Phil Hester and will only be available at Wizard World Texas, November 7-9, in Arlington, Texas. â€œPhil Hester is not just an amazing writer and top-flight artist, but a heckuva nice guy,â€ beamed Jim McLauchlin, president of The Hero Initiative. â€œWeâ€™re very pleased that Top Cow has helped us out in creating this killer cover.â€ â€œThe Hero Initiative does a great service to the comics community by
When you’ve had a really long day, and you come home wanting to down a cold one, what could be better than reaching into your icebox (that’s a refrigerator for you young’uns) and pulling out a cold soda with your favorite Dark Horse character featured on the label. Dark Horse has announced a deal with Jones Soda to produce a limited edition six-pack featuring Eric Powell’s The Goon and Emily the Strange.Â The Goon collection is available now, but only until the first 100 six-packs sell out, with Emily the Strange collection arriving on October 14, 2008. â€œThis is a
Here’s your weekly reminder to get your entry in for the 2nd Annaul Major Spoilers Costume Contest. The grand prize is a limited edition Hellboy Animated Statue as well as the first Library edition of the Hellboy series. Complete details for the contest can be found here. All entries must be received by October 21, 2008 to qualify.
If you have some change to spare, you can either A) Make a donation in the Major Spoilers Tip Jar, or B) Drop some money on the Tip Cow Broken Trinity Lithograph.Â Hey, it’s your choice, but I think we all know which one I would pick. The limited edition lithograph featuring the Broken Trinity issue covers by Jeffry Spokes. “We were introduced to Jeffrey Spokes’ work by Broken Trinity writer Ron Marz and I was immediately taken by his incredible sense of design and artistry,” says Top Cow Publisher Filip Sablik. “We’re incredibly proud to offer Jeffrey’s three covers
Okay everyone, here it is; the latest Major Spoilers Contest! The prize?Â This lovely limited edition Dark Knight 2 Statue from 2001.Â It’s a great representation of two of the characters from the Frank Miller series, and can be yours if you are willing to work for it. So what do you have to do? Take the jump and find out!
I posted a quick update about the Major Spoilers Dark Knight 2 Limited Edition Contest the other day, allowing contestants to enter as many times as they like, providing there is someone different in each picture.Â Julian took us up on the new deal and has turned in a few pics from San Diego Comic Con. I gotta give Julian credit, he had the balls to go up to some well known names, take a photo, and enter the contest. Who did Julian get his pics taken with?Â Take the jump to find out, and see who you are up
For those of you who have been pining away for news on Darwyn Cooke’s next project, your wait is over.Â IDW Publishing announced last night that Cooke is creating four original graphic novels based on the Richard Stark “Parker” crime fiction series of books. Originally published in the 1960s, Starkâ€™s novels featuring the Parker character – The Hunter, The Outfit, the Mourner and The Man with the Getaway Face – are tough and tautly composed.Â The Parker character is known as one of the most fascinating and compelling criminals in crime fiction. Lee Marvin played Parker in John Boormanâ€™s film
Image Comics has announced the Joe Kelly and JM Ken Niimura’s I Kill Giants has sold out at the distributor level.Â The company says it is going back to print with a very limited edition second printing. “Having my return to creator owned storytelling sell out so quicklyÂ is a fantastic feeling and is deeply appreciated,” Kelly said. “IÂ KILL GIANTS is a very eclectic story, and it’s fantastic that it’s found an audience! Ken and I are very thankful to each andÂ every one of our readers.” The second printing will be a 24-page black and white comic that
For the Major Spoilers 2nd Anniversary, James Deckert from Comic Book Pull File (and my “dealer” *wink*wink*) sent over this fantastic Dark Knight 2 Limited Edition Statue to be used as we see fit. Â Thanks so much James!Â In the spirit of giving, we here at Major Spoilers want to pass it along to one lucky Major Spoilers fan in the form of a new contest. So, what are you willing to do to win this beauty? Post your thoughts in the comment section, and by next week, we’ll have everything set up and ready for you to enter
Press Release Today, Midway announced they’ll be hosting a Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe panel with MK co-creator Ed Boon and comic scribe Jimmy Palmiotti on Friday, July 25 at Comic-Con 2008. Worlds Collide: The Making of Midway’s Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe – Ed Boon (Mortal Kombat) and Jimmy Palmiotti (Painkiller Jane) discuss how two billion-dollar entertainment franchises collide as Mortal Kombat warriors battle DC superheroes for the first time ever in this highly anticipated video game. Join Ed Boon and Jimmy Palmiotti for an exclusive look at never-before-seen gameplay, the unveiling of key characters on the game’s roster,