Twilight.Â Twilight, Twilight, Twilight.Â Stephanie Meyer.Â Vampires.
Now that we have the link baiting out of the way (hello Twilight fans), here’s a bit of news that will excite all of those that are finding this article thanks to our mad SEO skillz – Twilight author Stephanie Meyer will be featured in the October issue of Bluewater Productions’ Female Force.
“We chose Stephenie Meyer to be one of the subjects for Female Force because her voice is one for a new generation. Now people will find out the history of how she created this series, as well as her life story,” said Darren G. Davis, Bluewater Productions’ publisher.
Female Force: Stephanie Meyer is scheduled to be released in October as a lead up to the next installment of the Twilight movie.
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The Eisner-nominated major debut by cartoonist Brandon Graham, KING CITY, finally continues in an ongoing series presented in the deluxe, oversized format courtesy of TOKYOPOP and Image Comics!
“Continuing KING CITY has been a long time coming and I’m thrilled that TOKYOPOP and Image Comics are bringing it back in the best way possible,” Graham said. “We’re doing it as thirty-two page monthly issues, the first six issues remastering the original series along with as much cool new work as I can fit, in a format akin to Image’s VIKING. Starting with issue 7, the series will consist entirely of all-new material. This is KING CITY looking better than I’d ever hoped- in burly, deluxe oversized serializations.”
KING CITY is solely populated by the weirdest of the weird including Joe, a thief-for-hire with a cat capable of becoming any tool or weapon.Â Amongst his friends are his co-hort,Â Pete, who is too busy falling in love with an alien heâ€™s forced to betray to assist in their latest mission and Anna, who can’t help but watch her boyfriend literally turn into the drug heâ€™s addicted to. The ongoing series will consist of remastered and original material, in the same deluxe format as Ivan Brandon and Nic Klein’s VIKING.
Image Comics Publisher Eric Stephenson said, “Brandon represents a whole new generation of cartoonists coming into comics with a fresh eye for creating original material unlike anything else out there. We’re excited to be working with both Brandon and TOKYOPOP on returning KING CITY to the stands in a way no one has seen before.”
Added Mike Kiley, Senior VP at TOKYOPOP, “â€œWe’â€™re very happy that Brandonâ€™’s amazing book is going to appear in this deluxe format. Iâ€™’m especially looking forward to seeing Earthling J. Catingsworth III in all his over-sized glory.â€”
KING CITY #1, a 32-page black and white oversized comic book for $2.99, will be in-stores August 19th.
Studio 407 has announced a distribution deal with Argentina’s Altercomics to release four of Altercomics titles in North America.Â The four titles picked up by Studio 407 are The Spark, Jailed, Primordial Man and Fictionauts.Â The first book released will be The Spark graphic novel by Martin Renard and Nahuel Sagarnaga Cozman.
“We are very pleased that Studio-407 has chosen our stories and demonstrated so much interest in publishing them.” Explains Matias, publisher at Altercomics. “We feel more like a part of their family now and we hope that all the US readers can enjoy these books as much as the readers in Latin America have.”
Studio 407 has provided an 11-page sneak peek of the issue that arrives in March 2009.
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With the sudden death of Al Simmons in the pages of Spawn #185, Todd McFarlane and Whilce Portacio are taking the series in a new direction – or giving us one heck of a swerve.Â Regardless, the issue sold out as did issue #186, which hit stores last week.
While reprints are on the way, Image Comics is taking Spawn online to MySpace, allowing fans to read issue #185 in its entirety.
â€œTodd McFarlane Productions is excited to be partnering with Myspace Comics to bring the fans Spawn #185,” McFarlane said. “Myspace Comics is the wave of the new generation. Â Many fans have turned to this form of modern communication. I hope you enjoy looking at a medium that is challenging how things have been traditionally done.â€
You can read the issue online at www.myspace.com/comicbooks
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Bluewater Productions has announced it has reached an agreement with the Price family to use the famous actor’s likeness and name in a new monthly series called Vincent Price Presents. The ongoing series will feature Price in various roles throughout the stories.
Victoria Price explains the motivation behind the collaboration: â€œIâ€™m really touched and excited about the series because it will help energize my fatherâ€™s legacy for a new generation. Weâ€™re planning a big celebration for his 100th birthday in 2010, and this comic series fits into those plans perfectly.â€
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Before picking up Skaar: Son of Hulk #1, in stores today, you can read the events of Planet Hulk and World War Hulk for free. No, I’m not suggesting you hang around your LCS all day reading stuff for free, messing up the racks, and bending the precious, precious covers. Instead, I’m suggesting you head over to MDCU – that’s Marvel Digital Comics Unlimited – and red Hulk Saga online. Did I mention it is free?
The Hulk has been smashing his way through the Marvel Universe for years, but its time for a new generation to rise up. The Hulkâ€™s son from the savage planet of Sakaar is all grown and ready to follow in his fatherâ€™s footsteps and Marvel Digital Comics Unlimited has the exclusive all-new saga presenting the events that lead to the birth of Skaar in HULK SAGA, which can be read for free right now on Marvel.com!
Remember – FREE!
The children of X-Men are being introduced to the Marvel Universe, but who are they?
â€œI think people are going to get a kick out of this new generation of X-Men that Chris and Patrick Scherberger have created,â€ said Senior Editor Mark Paniccia. â€œTheyâ€™re students expected to carry on the legacy of their forefathers and foremothers, but theyâ€™re also kids with aspirations of their own. Whatâ€™s life like for a mutant in a world where most of the original X-Men are long gone? The story plays to Chrisâ€™s strengths in character development and Patrickâ€™s art has an energy that makes this series really pop. Itâ€™s fun and tugs at your heart as the drama of these five very special young people unfolds and surprises.â€
Marvel has sent Major Spoilers a sneak peek of the five issue series by Chris Claremont and Patrick Scherberger.
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