IDW Publishing & Yoe Books Gives Us A Tour of Milton Gross’ New York

“Lost” Graphic Novel From One of The Most Influential Men In Comics Uncovered

San Diego, CA (September 8, 2014) To those to that know Milt Gross and his work, he is a legend among legends. For those that don’t, in 1930, Gross wrote and drew one of the very first graphic novels, the acclaimed He Done Her Wrong. Gross was also a popular comic-strip creator (with hilarious cartoon-style Yiddish-isms), novelist, produced animation (for Disney and MGM), and was a screenwriter (and co-writer of films with no less than Charlie Chaplin).

IDW Publishing and Yoe Books are very proud to be releasing the “lost” graphic novel, Milt Gross’ New York,this December. In a mind-blowing, laugh-filled, freewheeling tour of New York, Gross’ character, Pop, and his sidekick son, blast through the East Side, the West Side, Chinatown, and Harlem. The demented duo roar through Yankee Stadium, the New York Public Library and Coney Island! This is really the Big Apple like you have never seen before and it’s all kinds of amazing!

THE WALKING DEAD: All Out War As Never Seen Before!

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October’s Hardcover Reproduces Charlie Adlard’s Pencils for Monumental Story Arc…

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In October, fans of Robert Kirkman’s THE WALKING DEAD will see the New York Times best-selling comic as never before with the publication of THE WALKING DEAD: ALL OUT WAR ARTIST PROOF EDITION. In this 248-page hardcover from Image Comics/Skybound, artist Charlie Adlard’s raw pencils for the twelve-issue arc are reproduced, uninked and unaltered from how they appear on his artboard.

The ALL OUT WAR story arc marks a major turning point in THE WALKING DEAD, as Rick Grimes unites several communities to fight the villainous Negan and his “Saviors,” while around them the dead continue to roam. The future of the Survivors, Hilltop, and Kingdom communities depends precariously on Negan’s right-hand man, who has turned against him — and not everyone is going to see it through the war alive.

I’ve always enjoyed books that show the ‘process,’ and All Out War certainly does that, said Adlard.Presenting the pencils as they are is an interesting thing, because they were done to show an inker what to do. So, at times, they are rough, fudged, incorrect…etc, but hopefully still provide an insight as to what goes into making a comic book.

Adlard has penciled and inked more than one hundred issues of THE WALKING DEAD. Inker Stefano Gaudiano was brought onto the art team (which includes toner Cliff Rathburn and letterer Rus Wooten) at the start of the ALL OUT WAR story arc.

And just sometimes it’s nice not to have a finished thing, continued Adlard. To be able to see the little bits of ‘magic’ occurring in the happy accidents of random pencil marks, which were never intended for anyone other than Stefano to see, where I wasn’t caring that it would be seen by a wider audience, makes it all a little bit bolder.

ALL OUT WAR has never before been collected in a single volume, and this edition presents the monumental story in a whole new way. THE WALKING DEAD: ALL OUT WAR ARTIST PROOF EDITION will be in comic book stores on October 1 and in bookstores on October 8. It is available for pre-order now.

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THE WALKING DEAD: ALL OUT WAR ARTIST PROOF EDITION
by Robert Kirkman and Charlie Adlard

  • ISBN 978-1-63215-038-7
  • Diamond Comic order code AUG140613
  • 248 pages, hardcover, black and white
  • $34.99
  • In comic book stores October 1, bookstores October 8
  • Rated Mature
  • Collects THE WALKING DEAD #115-126

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ABOUT IMAGE COMICS
Image Comics is a comic book and graphic novel publisher founded in 1992 by a collective of best-selling artists. Image has since gone on to become one of the largest comics publishers in the United States. Image currently has five partners: Robert Kirkman, Erik Larsen, Todd McFarlane, Marc Silvestri and Jim Valentino. It consists of five major houses: Todd McFarlane Productions, Top Cow Productions, Shadowline, Skybound and Image Central. Image publishes comics and graphic novels in nearly every genre, sub-genre, and style imaginable. It offers science fiction, fantasy, romance, horror, crime fiction, historical fiction, humor and more by the finest artists and writers working in the medium today. For more information, visit www.imagecomics.com.

ABOUT ROBERT KIRKMAN
Robert Kirkman’s success and passionate advocacy for creator-owned comics led him to become the first person invited to become a partner at Image Comics since the company’s inception twenty years ago. Kirkman is the creator/writer of the Eisner Award-winning The Walking Dead, long-running Invincible, all-ages Super Dinosaur and Thief of Thieves. In 2010, Kirkman formed his own Image imprint, Skybound, which publishes his own work and Witch Doctor, Invincible Universe and Clone.  Kirkman has earned the respect of the comic, writing and television communities and topped the New York Times bestseller list for graphic novels in 2011 and 2012. In April 2012, he took the top five spots on both the hardcover and paperback lists. He’s the creator/executive producer and writer of the hit Emmy®-winning television show, AMC’s The Walking Dead, the highest-rated basic cable drama of all time in the U.S, also an international success in 122 countries and 37 languages. Your destinations for all news and merchandise from Robert Kirkman, The Walking Dead and all Skybound titles are www.Skybound.com andwww.TheWalkingDead.com

ABOUT SKYBOUND
Skybound is the home of Robert Kirkman’s creator-owned work including his Eisner Award-winning comic book series, THE WALKING DEAD, long-running Invincible, all-ages SUPER DINOSAUR, THIEF OF THIEVES, and CLONE, as well as WITCH DOCTOR and INVINCIBLE UNIVERSE. Since its inception, Skybound has created television shows, merchandise and a wide spectrum of platforms, games (The Walking Dead: Assault iOS app), and entertainment events (The Walking Dead Escape). Skybound’s successes include the comic behind the hit Emmy®-winning television show, AMC’s The Walking Dead, the highest-rated basic cable drama of all time in the U.S, also an international success in 122 countries and 37 languages. Skybound/Kirkman frequently top the hardcover and paperback bestseller lists. Your destinations for all news and merchandise from Robert Kirkman, THE WALKING DEAD, and all Skybound titles are www.Skybound.com and www.TheWalkingDead.com.

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Viz Media’s “Jump Start” Initiative to Deliver English Digital Premieres of Brand New Weekly Shōnen Jump Manga Series on Same Day of Japanese Debut

Digital Publishing Campaign Eliminates Time And Distance Barriers To Offer International Fans The Opportunity To Sample Hot New Manga Titles; New Series JUDOS Launches Today!

VIZ-Media-logo-transSan Francisco, CA, September 8, 2014 – VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media), the largest publisher, distributor and licensor of manga and anime in North America, generates additional synergy between its English language WEEKLY SHŌNEN JUMP digital manga magazine and the original Japanese print counterpart with the launch of the new “Jump Start” initiative. WEEKLY SHŌNEN JUMP is the world’s premiere manga brand and leading international weekly manga magazine.

Moving forward, VIZ Media will simultaneously premiere the first three chapters (one chapter per week) of every brand new, first-run manga series that appears in the Japanese Weekly Shōnen Jump in its digital English language edition on the same day of that issue’s general print release in Japan.

The first “Jump Start” title to be featured is the high impact martial arts series – JUDOS – by Shinsuke Kondo, which launches TODAY in the latest issue of WEEKLY SHŌNEN JUMP. Hana Yanagi is just fifteen and aims to be the best judo practitioner in his village – a remote hamlet that just happens to produce the world’s most powerful fighters. Get ready for hardcore over-the-top martial arts action!

Real-life Crimes Inspired By The #Joker The Focus Of New Comic Book

bluewater_logoVancouver, WA – Sept. 9, 2014 – Bluewater Productions has announced plans to release a new comic book news biography of the Joker—tearing pages from today’s headlines to examine a number of Joker-related crimes, including that of Aurora shooter James Holmes.

Beyond: The Joker, The Man Who Laughs, which will be released on June 18th and available in both print and digital formats, explores the villain’s ancient origins and his massive impact on pop-culture.

The Joker. He’s one of the most infamous characters in comic book history—almost more popular than Batman himself. But is there a real-life “curse” surrounding the Clown Prince of Crime, one that has haunted everyone from Oscar winner Heath Ledger to a series of real-life criminals?

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Written by Marvel Comics’ Punisher writer Valerie D’Orazio and with art by Dan Lauer, Beyond: The Joker, The Man Who Laughs features the same team behind the just-released Beyond: Edward Snowden, which has received enormous international attention and media coverage.

reMIND Creator, Jason Brubaker, Seeks to “Kickstart” His Latest Project

Jason Brubaker Seeking Kickstarter Help to Fund Printing Beautiful Hardcover Comic, “Sithrah.”

Who is Jason Brubaker?
jbDreamworks animation alumni, Jason Brubaker, has been a graphic novelist in his spare time since 2006 and after several years in the works, he launched his first book was the award winning reMIND, in 2011.  He is currently seeking funding for and working on a brand new story called SITHRAHwhich he plans on producing in hardback format.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/brubaker/sithrah-book-1


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is an all-age sci-fi about a seven year old girl who ends up alone when her plane crashes in a unfamiliar land. Trying to locate her missing father, she starts seeing an invisible creature that has been following her. This book will be the first in a series of 5 or 6 books depending on how long it takes Jason Brubaker to tell the story.

Inspired by comic artists in the 90’s when he refining his drawing techniques, Jason Brubaker  was influenced by Miyazaki’s movies and storytelling over the last decade.  Brubaker experiments with the comic format by mixing subtle prose with the comic panels, his aim being to blur the lines between comics, children’s books, and novels without jarring transitions for the reader.

Be sure to check out Jason’s blog, artwork and projects on his website here. Brubaker will continue to post new pages online until the full story is complete.

remindJason Brubaker’s  reMIND, was printed in spring of 2011 with 2500 copies that sold out in about 6 months, receiving much praise from fans on Amazon and has won awards and achievements during and after the production including:

2010 Xeric Grant Winner
2012 Great Graphic Novels for Teens List (GGNT)
2012 Selected for Arkansas State Reading list.

 

SITHRAH will be 96 full color pages in a hardcover book. 1000 copies will include a signed and numbered bookplate. The interior pages will be printed on thick, high quality paper printed with the same care and attention to detail that Jason put into reMIND Volume 1 and 2. The retail price will be $19.95.

If all goes according to plan SITHRAH will be ready to go to the printer in October 2014.

http://sithrah.com/

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Activision & Bungie Announce First-of-its-kind Partnership with Red Bull

Red Bull Air Force Elite Skydiving Team to Jump into Destiny Launch Event in Bellevue on September 8th

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bungie-activision-logosActivision and Bungie today announced a partnership with Red Bull that begins with a unique collaboration for the launch of Destiny, the most pre-ordered new video game IP of all time*, which releases worldwide on September 9th.

To celebrate the upcoming launch of the game, a member of the Bungie development team will perform a coordinated skydive with an OpTic Gaming Performance Coach Mike “Flamesword” Chaves and the Red Bull Air Force on Monday, September 8th. Afterwards, the jumpers will join fans at the Destiny launch event and be among the first in the world to play the game.

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.