ALEX DE CAMPI’S GRINDHOUSE: DRIVE IN, BLEED OUT!

An all-new eight-issue series composed of four 48-page stories!

Dark_Horse_ComicsAugust 12, 2014– Milwaukie, OR—From the perverted mind of Alex de Campi (Smoke/Ashes, Lady Zorro) comes the follow-up to Grindhouse, a sleeper hit and one of the most acclaimed series of 2013, just in time to celebrate the holidays in bloody style!

With alternating covers by superstar artist Francesco Francavilla, this series is just as excessive, gratuitous, and tasteless as the first—just like you love it.

Grindhouse is back from the dead, and it’s meaner, badder, and dirtier than ever! In the first of four new exploitation opuses, we join writer Alex de Campi for “Slay Ride,” a bloody Christmastime western with art and covers by R. M. Guéra (Scalped, Django Unchained).

Future arcs include “Lady Danger: International Agent of B.O.O.T.I.,” a sexy espionage story featuring art from Afua Richardson; “Blood Lagoon,” a sequel to our very first story, “Bee Vixens from Mars,” with art by Chris Peterson; and “Nebulina,” a Barbarella-style space-bound sex fest, with art by Ulises Farinas (Catalyst Comix, Judge Dredd: Mega-City 2)!

Grindhouse: Drive In, Bleed Out #1 is on sale November 12, 2014, in comic shops everywhere (where it’s not banned)!

grindhousePraise for Alex de Campi’s Grindhouse:

“Most insane read of 2013.”—USA Today

“It will arouse, disgust, and shock you.”—Bloody Disgusting

“A must read for fans of 1970s grindhouse, Tarantino films, and well written and drawn comic books for mature readers, Grindhouse is not to be missed.”—Comic Book Bin

“If you like grindhouse, and you are in the mood for sexy, funny, and odd violence, well . . . Here you go!”—Comics Bulletin

“If this sort of cheesecake, gross-out sci-fi horror thing is your bag, baby, then you’ll want to get in line for it.”—Multiversity

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Image Comics: TOOTH & CLAW Attacks This November!

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The Image Expo-announced new series
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TCTitleTOOTH & CLAW, the exciting new series from bestselling writer Kurt Busiek (Marvels, Astro City), artist Benjamin Dewey (I Was the Cat, Tragedy Series), Eisner-winning colorist Jordie Bellaire (THE MANHATTAN PROJECTS, PRETTY DEADLY), and letterer John Roshell of Comicraft that was announced at Image Expo in July, will launch on November 5.

The highly anticipated fantasy epic can best be described as Conan meets Kamandi with a Game of Thrones-style storytelling experience. In TOOTH & CLAW, a secret conclave of wizards brings a legendary champion forward through time from the forgotten past to save the world—with disastrous consequences. Featuring swords, sorcery, beast-wizards, gods, sprawling animal empires, golems of radioactive decay, crystalline badlands, con women, ancient armories, young love, mystery, blood and death and treachery and destiny… TOOTH & CLAW is the sprawling, world-building fantasy series readers have been waiting for.

New Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Delivers Game Changing Experience! Official Multiplayer Reveal Trailer

First Call of Duty Created with Three-Year Development Cycle from First Time Lead Call of Duty Studio, Sledgehammer Games, Fundamentally Changes Call of Duty Multiplayer

All-new Exoskeleton Abilities Take Call of Duty to New Level, Unprecedented Customization Revolutionizes Player Personalization

First Ever for Franchise Early Access Pre-Order Incentive – the Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Day Zero Edition Offers Gamers Opportunity to Purchase Call of Duty Early – as Much as 24 Hours in Advance Starting November 3rd

Players See How Power Changes Everything in Live Global Broadcast

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SANTA MONICA, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Activision and Sledgehammer Games today unveiled a new era for Call of Duty® with the world premiere of Call of Duty®: Advanced Warfare multiplayer. Built for next generation gaming systems, Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare fundamentally changes Call of Duty multiplayer, delivering new player movements and capabilities, along with the deepest customization and player engagement features in franchise history.

With the all-new exoskeleton, players can boost jump, dodge, dash, slide, slam and more as the action goes vertical, while using future-tech, cutting-edge capabilities and a brand-new weapon class as part of nearly 350 custom weapons. Offering a new reward system, including more than 1,000 in-game player rewards, and nearly limitless customization options that create more than 2 billion unique player combinations and more, the title offers the most in-depth, robust and advanced Call of Duty multiplayer experience ever on both next generation and current generation systems.


In addition to the multiplayer premiere, Activision today announced the Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Day Zero Edition, which offers fans for the first time 24-hour early access to the game starting November 3rd. The Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Day Zero Edition is available on all platforms to customers who pre-order the game* and pick up on day zero – at no added cost. Collector’s Edition copies of Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare will also be available for Day Zero early purchase and play, and will include the special Day Zero Edition content. In addition to the early access of up to 24 hours in some territories, the Day Zero Edition also includes two new, custom weapons as well as the previously announced Advanced Arsenal incentive.

SQUARE ENIX CONFIRMS SLEEPING DOGS: DEFINITIVE EDITION

Award Winning, Open-World, Action-Adventure Reworked for PS4, Xbox One & PC

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SQUARE ENIX, INC. LOGOLOS ANGELES (August 8, 2014)  Square Enix and United Front Games today confirms that SLEEPING DOGS™: DEFINITIVE EDITION is due to launch on October 14, 2014 in North America for the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, the Xbox One, the all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft, and Windows® PC.

SLEEPING DOGS: DEFINITIVE EDITION is a re-mastered update of the critically acclaimed SLEEPING DOGS which released in 2012. The capabilities of today’s hardware have truly brought the vibrant Hong Kong experience to life. In addition, a total of 24 pieces of downloadable content have been integrated into the gaming experience including the story-extending episode Year of the Snakeand the horror-themed add-on Nightmare in North Point.

It was an exciting opportunity for the original development team to be able revisit a game we’re so passionate about”, said Dan Sochan, Senior Producer at United Front Games. “We’re giving old and new fans a lot reasons to pick up the game, as we’ve gone beyond just increasing resolution and running at 1080p.  We listened to the fans: we tuned gameplay, we added to the ambience of Hong Kong, increased audio fidelity and pushed the visuals further than we could on the previous generation of consoles.

Salt Lake Comic Con Responds to San Diego Comic-Con International

- The show will go on; San Diego Comic-Con International can’t stop Salt Lake Comic Con from hosting its event on September 4-6, 2014 -

SLCCSALT LAKE CITY, Aug. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ – In response to San Diego Comic-Con International’s cease and desist letter, Salt Lake Comic Con is letting its fans and attendees know that the 2(nd) Annual Salt Lake Comic Con is on schedule and won’t be stopped by San Diego.

The recent cease and desist letter requests that Salt Lake Comic Con not use the term “Comic Con” for any event, logo, trademark or website moving forward because they believe it causes confusion in the marketplace. They further claim in the letter ownership of all variations of the generic term “Comic Con.” No formal legal process has occurred and Salt Lake Comic Con is under no obligation to respond to the strongly worded letter from Comic-Con International’s attorneys or comply with any of their demands.

We want to assure fans, sponsors, partners and the general public that the show will go on.  We will have another record-breaking event in September and we are currently under no legal obligation to change our current course in any way,” said Dan Farr, Salt Lake Comic Con Founder and Show Producer.  “We’re prepared to do whatever it takes to protect our event, intellectual property and secure our ability to produce the Salt Lake Comic Con.

Since receiving the cease and desist request letter, Salt Lake Comic Con shared the letter online.  To view a copy of the cease and desist letter and resource page for this issue, click here.

A large number of media outlets have taken interest in the story and have written about it.  The Associated Press wrote an article that’s been published in more than 59,000 news outlets worldwide. The story made the front page of Inc. Magazine, Forbes Magazine, internationally on the front page of the Australian Financial News and the Salt Lake Tribune proclaimed that in the court of public opinion Salt Lake Comic Con has already won.  The story is being widely covered by legal publications including the World Intellectual Property Review, FindLaw, Inside Counsel and the Washington Examiner.

Dark Horse Comics: THE STAR WARS HITS #1 ON NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER LIST!

After an

amazing eight-issue 

run, the graphic novel collection

of The Star Wars 

has  soared  to  the  top  of  the

New York Times bestseller list!

Dark_Horse_ComicsAUGUST 6, 2014 – MILWAUKIE, OR—  Before Star Wars, there was The Star Wars! This is the official adaptation of the rough-draft screenplay by George Lucas for what would become Star Wars—the film that changed motion pictures and the world. You’ll see familiar characters and places—but not all is the same in this long-ago and faraway galaxy. Still, strap yourself in for high adventure and lazersword duels, Jedi Knights, Princess Leia, Han Solo, and a battle to defeat the evil Empire!

TheStarWars1The trade paperback collection of The Star Wars collects issues #1–#8 and landed at number one on the bestseller list. The hardcover edition collects issues #1–#8 and issue #0 of The Star Wars and landed at #3.

Dark Horse announced this Star Wars dream project in April 2013: working with J. W. Rinzler, executive editor at LucasBooks, and artist Mike Mayhew (Avengers) to adapt the rough-draft original screenplay which spawned the biggest franchise in film history!

The Star Wars is available in bookstores everywhere.

A deluxe, oversized boxed-set edition containing the entire saga—plus extras—in three foil-stamped, hardcover volumes will be released on August 13!

Viz Media’s Perfect Square Imprint Previews Special Voltron® 30th Anniversary Commemorative Edition Set For Fall Release!

VOLTRON DEFENDER OF THE UNIVERSE: FROM DAYS OF LONG AGO – A 30th ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION Explores The History And Impact of The Classic ‘80s Sci-fi Animated Epic

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San Francisco, CA, August 6, 2014 –
 VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media), the largest distributor and licensor of anime and manga in North America, marks the 30th Anniversary of the launch of VOLTRON: DEFENDER OF THE UNIVERSE with the announcement of the upcoming release of a comprehensive new edition exploring the entire VOLTRON® universe and its notable impact on pop culture.

VOLTRON: FROM DAYS OF LONG AGO, A 30th ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION will be released in print on October 28th from the company’s Perfect Square imprint. The book will carry an MSRP of $29.99 U.S. / $34.99 CAN.

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Thirty years ago, Voltron: Defender of the Universe hit the airwaves, and the world of pop culture hasn’t been the same. Now, VOLTRON: FROM DAYS OF LONG AGO chronicles the story of VOLTRON and its cultural relevance, taking a detailed look at the story behind the show and the many related toy releases, the mythology of both Lion Force and Vehicle Voltron (with a nod to Albegas), and concludes the exciting Voltron Force saga. This new book is truly for fans, by fans: authored by Brian Smith, writer on Perfect Square’s VOLTRON FORCE® series of original graphic novels, Marc Morrell, co-host of the popular “Let’s Voltron!” podcast, and Joshua Bernard, founder of CollectionDX; with a comic written by Smith and illustrated by Jacob Chabot, illustrator of the VOLTRON FORCE series; and a foreward by Jeremy Corray.

“To celebrate VOLTRON’s 30th, we wanted to do something really special,” says Traci Todd, Senior Editor. “There are so many fans out there, and we wanted to both honor their devotion and invite them to be part of this project. The book starts almost like a yearbook of fan memories and then dives right in with archival images, celebrity interviews, and an examination of the Voltron mythology that will blow your mind. Everyone who worked on this book is a huge Voltron fan. And we all hope you love Voltron: From Days of Long Ago as much as we love bringing it to you!”

VOLTRON® is a hugely successful brand that is recognized globally ever since it was introduced in the early 1980’s. VIZ Media’s Perfect Square imprint also publishes VOLTRON FORCE®, a full-color original graphic novel series that complements the animated series that airs on Nicktoons.The first season of VOLTRON FORCE debuted in 2011 and became the highest rated series premiere ever for the network. DreamWorks Animation has become the licensing agent for the Voltron brand and is planning a year-long celebration of Voltron’s 30th anniversary, launching in Fall 2014. Since the classic cartoon’s debut, related products have generated over $225 million in sales.

VIZ MEDIA RELEASES VAMPIRE KNIGHT: THE COMPLETE COLLECTION ANIME BOX SET

Return To Cross Academy For The Paranormal Romance And Dark Bloodlust In Both Seasons Of Acclaimed Gothic Anime Series Offered In A New Comprehensive DVD Box Set


San Francisco, CA, August 5, 2014 –
VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media), the largest distributor and licensor of manga and anime in North America, has released the brooding gothic melodrama – VAMPIRE KNIGHT – in a comprehensive DVD box set that contains both seasons of the hit anime series in a single new edition.

VAMPIRE KNIGHT: THE COMPLETE COLLECTION is available now and is rated TV-14. The 4-disc set is available exclusively on DVD with an MSRP of $44.82 U.S. /$43.24 CAN.

VampireKnight-CompleteCollection-DVDThe new box set contains VAMPIRE KNIGHT as well as VAMPIRE KNIGHT GUILTY, for a total of 26 episodes. Gorgeous O-card box art features foil embossed stamping, and a special illustrated chart is also included that shows the relationships between all of the series’ key characters. English dubbed 2.0 audio is available as well as the original Japanese dialogue track with English subtitles.
Yuki Cross can’t remember anything earlier than the day ten years ago when she was saved from a vampire attack by Pureblood vampire Kaname Kuran. Now Yuki, along with her partner, Zero, is a Guardian at Cross Academy, where two groups of students, the Day Class and the Night Class, coexist in relative harmony, despite the fact that the Night Class students are all vampires! But their peaceful existence is threatened when Yuki’s memories of a bloodstained past begin to emerge, and a dark shadow of evil looms ever closer!

“Audiences can return to the ominous Cross Academy and savor the gothic romance and bloodlust, dark characters, and beautiful artwork that have made the VAMPIRE KNIGHT series such a hit among anime fans,” says Charlene Ingram, Senior Manager Animation Marketing. “For the first time, both seasons of VAMPIRE KNIGHT are available in a single complete DVD box set. For anyone that has yet to see this acclaimed series, the new release is also an ideal way to catch it in its entirety.”

Image Comics: The Galaxy Isn’t Big Enough for These E.G.O.s

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EgosHeaderDeuce was once the toast of the galaxy, the teenage leader of E.G.O.s (Earth/Galactic Operatives), a team that defended humanity from evil forces. Now, in the September graphic novel from Image Comics, E.G.O.s VOLUME 1: QUINTESSENCE by Stuart Moore (Civil War, Web of Spider-Man) and Gus Storms (Twelve Reasons to Die), he’s an aging egomaniac trying desperately to hold on to his former glory, while his wife Pixel, the image-obsessed daughter of a super-villainess, barely tolerates him.

When the E.G.O.s’ deadliest villain, the world-absorbing entity known as Masse, returns, Deuce’s goal of relaunching the E.G.O.s is no longer just a matter of pride: The future of the galaxy depends on it.

“Deuce is under enormous pressure to assemble this team fast, in order to take down Masse,” Moore explained in an interview with Comic Book Resources. “There’s a crucial line where Pixel asks him, ‘How do you plan to staff, train, and launch an entire superhero team in one week?’ The answer: He’ll do anything he has to. But yes, he likes the attention as well.”

Moore teamed up with artist Gus Storms when Storms’ art caught the eye of comics editor and colorist Marie Javins, who is also an instructor at the School of Visual Arts.

“Stuart wanted something lively, vital; space with a little bombast,” said Storms. “He mentioned liking the visual irreverence of the Legion of Super-Heroes, where everyone’s power is neon and just a little bit silly. It seemed like a good fit here, the comic has a pretty black core so I thought a candy-colored shell would fit nicely.”

A space opera for all lovers of sci-fi and superheroes, E.G.O.s will be in comic book stores on September 3 and in bookstores on September 16.

E.G.O.s VOLUME 1: QUINTESSENCE by Stuart Moore and Gus Storms

  • ISBN 978-1-63215-103-2
  • Diamond Comic order code JUL140482
  • 112-page paperback, full color, $9.99
  • In comic book stores September 3, in bookstores September 16
  • Collects issues #0-4 of E.G.O.s
  • Rated Teen Plus

 

PRAISE FOR E.G.O.s:

“E.G.O.s is Stuart Moore’s best story yet.” –Brian K. Vaughan (SAGA)

“With EGOs, Stuart Moore’s thoughtful writing style really comes into its own. Very highly recommended.” –GARTH ENNIS (Preacher, Fury MAX)

“EGOs sets up house at the junction of superhero stories and big-ideas sci-fi — then trashes the junction and builds its own huge, insane theme park.” MIKE CAREY (Lucifer, The Unwritten)

“Ballsy and super fun with plenty of edge.” –Comic Book Resources

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Nemesis – the Final DLC Pack in the Call of Duty: Ghosts Season of Downloadable Content – Available NOW on Xbox Live!!

Nemesis - the Final DLC Pack in the Call of Duty: Ghosts Season of Downloadable Content – Is Available Now on Xbox Live!!

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activision_logoTuesday, August 5, 2014 - The  DLC season closes out with Nemesis, which introduces four new multiplayer maps, each featuring a unique Field Order, and includes the fourth and final entry, and epic conclusion to Extinction’s episodic narrative with “Episode 4: Exodus.”

The four new, small-to-medium size multiplayer maps in Nemesis are designed specifically for Call of Duty‘s distinctive, fast-paced, gun-on-gun gameplay.

  • Goldrush” – Set in the Southwest United States, this abandoned gold mine’s network of tunnels and perilous shafts create the ideal setting for medium to long range combat.
  • Subzero” – A hastily evacuated submarine base in the frigid Canadian outpost – with control room, submarine pen and research facilities – harbors a mysterious terror that will decimate opponents in this medium-sized map.
  • Dynasty” – Multiple pathways crisscross this lakeside Chinese village surrounded by picturesque mountains, vivid gardens, and spectacular architecture – a serene environment that is anything but Zen-like.
  • Showtime” – A sadistic reimagining of “Shipment” – the smallest map in Call of Duty history and fan-favorite map from Call of Duty® 4: Modern Warfare®.