Archive for June 18th, 2011
StephenJondrew on Jun 18, 2011
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Berkeley, CA – 17 June 2011 – This June New England will become the DEADLANDS, and it’s all the fault of the New England Comic Retailer Association (NECRA)! To celebrate the release of the first in a star-studded series of Weird Western one shots from Image Comics, Visionary Comics, Strider-Nolan Media and Pinnacle Entertainment, NECRA is bringing the creators of DEADLANDS: THE DEVIL’S SIX GUN, writer David Gallaher and artist Steve Ellis, to a limited exclusive tour on June 25th and 26th! The tour will encompass three of the top comic shops in the New England area. The team will appear at Friendly Neighborhood Comics and Larry’s Comics on the 25th and wrap up at Jetpack Comics on the 26th. Both Weird Western maestros extraordinaire, Gallaher and Ellis, will be on hand for autographs and sketches, and each store will be stocked with the absolutely haunting exclusive NECRA tour cover by Ellis, which was printed just for the tour with a limited print run of 1,000 copies. Gallaher was excited to do the NECRA tour: “The comic shop experience is really rather unique. I see this tour as an opportunity to really build a stronger relationship with retail stores and the customers they serve. It’s a good step towards building a stronger comics community as a whole.” With media sites such as IGN hailing this as an “All-Star Western” and Newsarama promising Devil’s Six Gun “will knock you for a loop,” it seems the entire country is getting on board. “We’re very excited about the NECRA tour,” chimed in C. Edward Sellner, Creative Director for Visionary and the writer and colorist for the super secret backup feature drawn by Oscar Capristo. “Visionary staff will also be doing a tour and release party for each of the four one-shots along the east coast. Stores are lining up to participate and support the books.” Other events around the country are being planned for the summer, and the DEADLANDS crew will be invading GenCon and Baltimore Comic-Con. Each stop will feature various creators involved as well as Visionary staff. More details on all these events will be coming soon. Please check the sites of the main partners to get the latest! Image Comics: www.imagecomics.com Visionary Comics: www.visionarycomics.com Strider-Nolan: www.stridernolanmedia.com Pinnacle Entertainment: www.peginc.com ABOUT VISIONARY COMICS STUDIO After debuting in 2006, Visionary Comics Studio is now one of the most popular, up and coming creative production studios and digital publishers. By providing freelance talent representation, setting up projects for print publication, and through VCS’ own digital publishing line, VCS works with and provides services for just about every major comic publisher. For more information, visitwww.visionarycomics.com.
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 four major houses: Todd McFarlane Productions, Top Cow Productions, Shadowline and Image Central. Image publishes comics and graphicnovels in nearly every genre, sub-genre, and style imaginable. It offers science fiction, romance, horror, crime fiction, historical fiction, humor and more bythe finest artists and writers working in the medium today. For more information, visit www.imagecomics.com.
StephenJondrew on Jun 18, 2011
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Marvel and Project Fanboy are pleased to present your first look at Alpha Flight #2, from the writing tag-team of Fred Van Lente & Greg Pak, and superstar artist Dale Eaglesham! Branded as traitors and trapped deep within Department H, Alpha Flight confronts a horrifying betrayal and Puck makes his shocking return to the Marvel Universe! Get in on the action this July, only in Alpha Flight #2!
ALPHA FLIGHT #2 (of 7) (MAY110588)
ALPHA FLIGHT #2 (of 7) EAGLESHAM VARIANT (MAY110589)
Written by FRED VAN LENTE & GREG PAK
Art by DALE EAGLESHAM
Cover by PHIL JIMENEZ
Variant Cover by DALE EAGLESHAM
FOC—6/20/11, On Sale—7/27/11
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JohnLees on Jun 18, 2011
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You’ve been asking, and now it’s here. The Standard #1 is now available to buy in print from IndyPlanet! The Standard is a 6-issue comic book miniseries published by ComixTribe, each chapter 28 pages long. This first issue is written by me, John Lees, is pencilled and inked by Jonathan Rector, colored by Ray Dillon and Mo James, lettered by Kel Nuttall, and edited by Steven Forbes. It’s been available digitally for a couple of weeks, but now, for $3.99, you can order a physical comic book you can hold in your hands.
Wherever you are in the world, the comic is now available for online order. However, if, like me, you live in the Glasgow, Scotland area, and you are able to wait another couple of weeks, you might want to walk down to your local comic shop to pick up your copy! From early June, Forbidden Planet, A1 Comics and Plan B Books will all be stocking The Standard #1. More information on the exact release date as soon as I can get it. I’ve heard that people have been going to these shops and asking about the comic, and I just want to thank all of you who have been interested enough in the comic to do this. Keep asking – it’ll let them know there’s interest in this series!
Also, don’t forget, The Standard #1 is still available to buy as a digital comic to read on your desktop/phone for $1.99. Here are the places you can buy it from:
Thanks again for all your support. If you buy the comic, be sure to let me know what you think. I hope you enjoy it!
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