Archive for October 25th, 2011


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You want more Sonic, check out SONIC SUPER SPECIAL MAGAZINE #1

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You want more Sonic, check out SONIC SUPER SPECIAL MAGAZINE #1

Sonic the Hedgehog’s 20th Anniversary celebration kicks into high gear this fall with the all-new SONIC SUPER SPECIAL MAGAZINE! Get your need-for-speed on with non-stop action and tons of heroes and villains from the SONIC THE HEDGEHOG games and cartoons! This magazine-sized, quarterly collection takes new readers on a journey into GENESIS, a bombastic birthday bash with Shadow the Hedgehog, and the incredible assault on Eggman’s Empire! Sonic super-fans will also be treated with part one of the SONIC TIME LINE, featuring new art from fan-favorite artist Jamal Peppers, as well as tons of bonus features!

Script: Ian Flynn.
Art: Patrick Spaziante, Tracy Yardley!, Jamal Peppers, Terry Austin, Jim Amash, John Workman, Jason Jensen and Matt Herms

Enhanced Cover by Patrick “Spaz” Spaziante
Shipping Date: October 12th, 2011
On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: October 26th, 2011
On Sale on Newsstands: November 1st, 2011
128-page, full color magazine
$9.99 US

Take a first look at ARCHIE #626

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Take a first look at ARCHIE #626

“The Sack-rifice”: Moose Mason is having a stellar football season with the Riverdale High School Bull Dogs and is on the verge of breaking the all-time high school record for most sacks in a single season! Hesitations arise when Moose discovers that by doing so he would be breaking his hero’s record and refuses to play in the league championship against their biggest rival. It’s up to Arch and the gang to convince the big galoot to put his doubts aside and lead his team to glory! Guest-starring football superstar Michael Strahan!

Script: Angelo Decesare
Art: Dan Parent
Cover by Dan Parent
Shipping Date: 10/12/11
On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: 10/26/11
On Sale on Newsstands: 11/2/11
32-page, full color comic
$2.99 US.


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October 25, 2010 – Los Angeles, CA – Happy Halloween from Kurt Busiek, Daryl Gregory, Scott Godlewski, and Damian Couciero — who have a trick for the bags of comic book fans worldwide with the launch of the DRACULA: THE COMPANY OF MONSTERS webcomic! Launching right now with 11 pages ready to be read, will update daily with new content, serializing the critically-acclaimed print issues while introducing new digital-exclusive story pages and creator commentary. It’s another ground-breaking industry first for BOOM! Studios as DRACULA: THE COMPANY OF MONSTERS migrates from print to digital!

Fright fest DRACULA: THE COMPANY OF MONSTERS showcases the talent of Eisner and Harvey Award-winning creator Kurt Busiek (ASTRO CITY), World Fantasy and Locus Award Finalist writer Daryl Gregory (PLANET OF THE APES), artist Scott Godlewski (CODEBREAKERS), and Harvey nominated artist Damian Couceiro (RISE OF THE PLANET OF THE APES).

Serializing the print comic first, the DRACULA: THE COMPANY OF MONSTERS webcomic will soon showcase new, original digital pages not seen in print and host commentary from the series contributors that gives fans an inside look on how the comics are created.

The site updates everyday, including weekends.

A digital innovator, BOOM! Studios’ DRACULA: THE COMPANY OF MONSTERS will be the first Direct Market comic book series that launches in print and then migrates to the web. Continuing to lead the market, BOOM! Studios was the first company to release day-and-date digital download content in 2007 and was one of the first comic book publishers to have their own downloadable app.

DRACULA: THE COMPANY OF MONSTERS tells how a powerful, predatory corporation acquires a valuable asset – Dracula! They think they own him, but no one can own the Son of the Dragon. There’s a monster in their midst that puts Hannibal Lecter to shame – and he plans to gain his freedom in blood. It’s bloodsuckers vs. bloodsucker, as Busiek, Gregory, Godlewski, and Couceiro bring an incredibly modern spin to the Dracula mythos.

Don’t miss this Halloween’s hottest free webcomic at! Starting October 24th and updating each day!

Some critical acclaim for DRACULA: THE COMPANY OF MONSTERS:

“A thought-provoking Dracula that readers can actually root for…” — Publishers Weekly

“This series is almost overflowing with ridiculously wonderful concepts…” — Pop Culture Network

“Damn near perfect… 9.9 out of 10” —

“I’m looking forward to seeing what they and Gregory—and Dracula and Evan and Marta—do next” — Newsarama

“A great read” —

“Intriguing” —

“Wonderfully dynamic art…It’s a new, thoroughly modern vampire story in a classic style that would make Bram Stoker proud.” — A Walrus Darkly

About BOOM! Studios
Founded by Ross Richie, BOOM! Studios ( is 2009 and 2010’s “Best Publisher” and an Eisner and Harvey Award-winner, generating a constellation of bestselling comic books and graphic novels with the industry’s top talent, including Mark Waid’s IRREDEEMABLE, new HELLRAISER comics written by Clive Barker, PLANET OF THE APES, 28 DAYS LATER, and Philip K. Dick’s DO ANDROIDS DREAM OF ELECTRIC SHEEP?. BOOM!’s all ages imprint KABOOM! publishes Charles Schulz’ PEANUTS, Roger Langridge’s SNARKED, and Scholastic’s WORDGIRL. BOOM!’s lit comix-focused imprint, BOOM! Town, recently won the Eisner Award for its first book, Shannon Wheeler’s I THOUGHT YOU WOULD BE FUNNIER.

Your FIRST LOOK at Ed McGuinness’ AVENGERS: X-SANCTION #1 Cover

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Your FIRST LOOK at Ed McGuinness’ AVENGERS: X-SANCTION #1 Cover

Marvel and Project Fanboy are pleased to present your first look at superstar artist Ed McGuinness’ Avengers X-Sanction #1 cover. The safety of the future is at stake and it’s all up to Cable in order to save it – even if that means taking on the heaviest hitters in the Marvel Universe. With only 24 hours to destroy the Avengers, can he take on all of Earth’s Mightiest alone? Find out as superstar creators Jeph Loeb and Ed McGuinness kick off the countdown to the 2012’s status quo-shattering event in the Avengers: X-Sanction #1!

Written by JEPH LOEB
Art & Cover by ED MCGUINNESS
FOC – 11/7/11, ON SALE – 12/14/11

Fans make demands, Marvel listens…

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Fans make demands, Marvel listens...


The fan-demanded return of BLINK drags Dani Moonstar and her team of New Mutants right into the heart of X-Men Regenesis! Beginning in New Mutants #34, from the critically acclaimed writing team of Dan Abnett & Andy Lanning and artist David Lopez, Cyclops gives the New Mutants no time to rest as he sends them on a wild goose chase across the Marvel Universe. What has Blink done to require immediate extraction and is she to blame? Sinister things are afoot this November, in New Mutants #34!

NEW MUTANTS #34 (SEP110609)
Pencils by DAVID LOPEZ
FOC – 10/31/11, ON SALE – 11/23/11

Creator Corner - Hound Comics

Eating on the Road!

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We just got back into town from Wizard World in Ohio, and finally getting back into the swing of things! The trip was fantastic, we got to hang out with our Webmaster Frank and his fiance Amanda, whom we almost never get to see. Right off the bat it was like a family reunion, and with Sajad flying in on Friday, we had 6 of the Hounds on the prowl.

So you all know how much we love to eat, well turns out Columbus has some pretty good eats! We had gone to three different places, including Cici’s Pizza, a nightclub called Mozaik, and even a Mexican joint, El Vaquero! Two videos are already up, and the third will be up tonight. Enjoy some good ole eats with the Hound Family!

Doug TenNapel’s Quirky Webcomic to become Graphic Novel

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Doug TenNapel's Quirky Webcomic to become Graphic Novel

Berkeley, CA – 24 October 2011 – Earlier this year, Earthworm Jim creator, Doug TenNapel, stepped into the world of Webcomics when he began sharing RATFIST, his latest oddball action comic, online for all to see. Now for the first time ever in print, Image Comics will be publishing RATFIST in December.

Originally conceived of as a possible character that might be featured on Cartoon Network, RATFIST became a daily-updated Webcomic instead! With coloring help from Katherine Garner, RATFIST stars a vigilante-in-tights, satirizing comics, politics, philosophy, and even TENNAPEL himself! Those that followed along with the daily online RATFIST schedule and new readers alike will be pleased to find that the printed collection will not only include the entirety of TenNapel’s RATFIST story, but also feature a forward written by MST3K/RiffTraxx’s Michael J. Nelson, and fantastic pinups by Ryan Ottley (INVINCIBLE), Skottie Young (Wizard of Oz, Spiderman), Christopher Hastings (Dr. McNinja) and Ethan Nicolle (Exa Cop)!

“I’m so thrilled that this can join the line up of books I’ve brought to Image,” said TenNapel. “I hope those that missed it when I was publishing online get to pick it up now in print!”

Other graphic novels by TenNapel that were previously published by Image Comics include FLINK, TOMMYSAURUS REX, CREATURE TECH, GEAR, IRON WEST, EARTHBOY JACOBUS, BLACK CHERRY, MONSTER ZOO, and most recently POWER UP.

RATFIST TP (OCT110463, ISBN: 978-1-60706-478-7), a 176-page full-color humorous super hero graphic novel for $19.99, will be on sale in stores December 14, and is available for order now in the October issue of Previews.

Doug TenNapel is the writer/artist behind a host of successful graphic novels: Ghostopolis, Creature Tech, Power Up, Monster Zoo, and Gear, just to name a few. Doug is also known for his work on television, notably Catscratch (Nickelodeon) and Earthworm Jim. He is also the creator of video games like Earthworm Jim 1, Earthworm Jim 2, and The Neverhood.

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, romance, horror, crime fiction, historical fiction, humor and more by the finest artists and writers working in the medium today. For more information, visit


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For the first time ever, see the path that took Wanda and Pietro Maximoff from mutant terrorists to Earth’s Mightiest in Avengers Origins: Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver #1. This all-new story featuring the duo’s road to becoming Avengers, courtesy of writer Sean McKeever and artist Mirco Pierfederici, exposes a hidden chapter in the history of the Marvel Universe that no fan can miss. This November, see how the fastest and most powerful super heroes of all time fought their way into the world’s premiere super hero team in Avengers Origins: Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver #1.

FOC – 10/31/11, ON SALE – 11/23/11

Project: Rooftop and Thwipster Present Contest

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Project: Rooftop and Thwipster Present Contest

He may be still be seen by some as the new super-hero on the block, but Invincible has become an iconic addition to the super-hero landscape in comics. Created nine years ago by Robert Kirkman and Cory Walker, the Invincible series is nearing a landmark 100 issues and Project: Rooftop wants to dress Mark Grayson up for the occasion. Sponsored by the innovative comics retailer Thwipster, “Invincible: Viltrumite Vogue” is the latest in a line of contests by Project: Rooftop, giving artists a chance to redesign a super-hero in a friendly competition for prizes, recognition and just plain fun.

“It’s definitely exciting to partner up with Project: Rooftop as they are an exciting, handsome site that’s a great blend of three things we love: Comics, Art & Design,” says Lance Sells, Co-Founder & Director of Thwipster.

Joining our regular P:R staff to judge these entries will be the two artists responsible for making Invincible who he is: co-creator Cory Walker and current Invincible artist Ryan Ottley. Both Walker and Ottley have contributed redesigns to Project: Rooftop in the past, but having their experience and expertise for this contest brings it to a whole new level.

“I’m excited to see everyone’s take on Invincible,” Ottley explains. “He’s actually an extremely hard hero to draw and make look cool so a re-design should be pretty challenging. Sleek, simplistic, and iconic. Those are the hardest things to create in a character even though it might sound easy. Good luck everyone, make it awesome.”

The prizes for this contest, provided by Thwipster, are:

First Place: Invincible: The Ultimate Collection Vols. 1 – 3 (retail value of $105).

Second Place: Invincible Compedium Vol. 1 (retail value of $65).

Third Place: Invincible: The Ultimate Collection Vol. 1 (retail value of $35).

Entries for “Invincible: Viltrumite Vogue” must be received by November 28, 2011 at midnight EST. As usual, check our guidelines, include your name and website, and send your art as an attachment in jpg, png, or gif format to Thanks to Paul Milligan for designing our contest logo!


Project: Rooftop ( is where cartoonists and illustrators bring their costume design skills to task in tribute to the superheroes and villains we’ve grown up with. This site is intended to promote the idea of superhero costume redesigning as a skill, specific to superhero media. We also aim to foster continued interest for these amazing characters and spotlight up-and-coming creators.

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