LOS ANGELES, CA
What: Launch event to celebrate the debut of issue #1 of Days Missing, a new comic book mini-series published by Archaia and Roddenberry Productions.
Days Missing is a new science-fiction mini-series about an individual known as The Steward, who can erase days from human existence as if they never happened.
Copies of issue #1 will be available for purchase for just 99 cents and can be signed.
Cocktails will be served.
Who:Â Â The creator of Days Missing, Trevor Roth, and Rod Roddenberry, CEO of Roddenberry Productions and son of founder Gene Roddenberry, will be on hand to sign copies of the comic.
Where: Golden Apple Comics
7018 Melrose Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90038
(323) 658-6047, http://www.goldenapplecomics.com
When: Wednesday, August 19, 2009
7 â€“ 9 p.m.
Those guys and gals over at Boom! Studios are a pretty smart bunch. If you follow all the news they put out (nearly all of it here on the Major Spoilers site), you’ll notice an interesting trend, and can connect the dots to what is happening next in the company and the industry as a whole. The Disney/Boom! Kids deal didn’t come as a shock, and with the latest news that Boom! has signed an agreement with Harper Collins Canada, shifting trends with the distribution market could be hidden in the company press release.
We are extremely excited about this alliance with HarperCollinsCanada,” BOOM! Studios CEO Ross Richie said, “The team at the company is an exciting, powerful group that will take BOOM! to the next level, building on our Direct Market and newsstand presence and allowing us to focus on the Canadian market in a smart, targeted way with some of the biggest and best brands in the world, such as our Pixar and Muppets comic books, as well as Farscape, Philip K. Dick’s science fiction classic Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? and upcoming blockbusters like Die Hard.”
The best part is, there are going to be more Boom! Studios titles hitting Canada, which is good news to our friends to the north.
via Boom! Studios
This July writer Nick Spencer and illustrator Ronald Salas give one man the chance to start life anew after dying in the science fiction romp, EXISTENCE 2.0.
“I brought this book to Image, because in all my years of reading comics I’ve never quite seen anything like it,” Image Comics Vice-President Jim Valentino said. “The way Nick and Ron combine the standard tropes of crime and science fiction to create something wholly new blew me away. It’s a comic I had to read and I couldn’t be happier to publish it.”
EXISTENCE 2.0 begins moments after self-absorbed physicist Sylvester Baladine finds his consciousness transferred into the body of the hitman who murdered him. Settling into his anonymous new life in a younger, better looking body, Sylvester is pretty content until he discovers that the very people who plotted his assassination have kidnapped the one person he treasured most in his old life – his daughter. With only limited time before she dies, Sylvester must dig up and face the past he was happy to bury and figure out who tried to kill him and why they want his daughter, inadvertently making himself a target once more.
EXISTENCE 2.0 (MAY090303), a 32-page full color series for $3.50, will be in stores July 1st, 2009.
Boom! Studios has a new series launching in June, and the company has sent Major Spoilers the announcement about the title, as well as a sneak peek of Dead Run by Andrew Cosby and Michael Alan Nelson. More After the Jump
IDW has announced it is reviving long out of print science fiction tales in its New Classics of the Fantastic line.Â First up from the company will be the Hugo Award-winning Nightwings by Robert Silverberg.
Earthâ€™s long descent into hopelessness and despair created a civilization divided into guilds. One such guild is the Watchers, charged with keeping vigilant watch over the heavens against the alien invasion prophecy has long expected. But in a moment of weakness one skeptical Watcher is distractedâ€¦ and the attack begins!
Spared from destruction during the fateful invasion, the Watcher soon travels from the ancient city of â€œRoumâ€ to find shelter in the other once-great cities of man. Along the way he uncovers the invaderâ€™s true intentions, how they are related to the downfall of mankind, and that release from these captors will come in the most unexpected form of all.
IDW series editor Clifford Meth says the New classics of the Fantastic line will continue to bring back more Hugo and Nebula Award winning books over the coming months.
via IDW Publishing
The scifi horror tale The Amory Wars is back to complete the saga created by Claudio Sanchez, lead singer of prog-rock supergroup Coheed and Cambria.Â The first issue of The Amory Wars: The Second Stage Turbine Blade, Volume 2 is in stores now.
THE AMORY WARS follows the science fiction/horror saga of the close-knit Kilgannon family, who are placed in the center of a cataclysmic terrorist plot led by the evil Supreme Tri-Mage, Wilhelm Ryan.
“THE AMORY WARS is a visual expression of the conflicts and relationships we explore in our songs,” Sanchez said in a prepared statment.Â “You don’t need the comics or the story to understand the music, and vice versa, but together they compliment the overall vision of Coheed and Cambria.”
via Evil Ink Comics