Archive for October 2nd, 2012
StephenJondrew on Oct 2, 2012
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Marvel Teams Up With The Philadelphia Eagles & AAA To Honor Brian Dawkins
New York, NY—September 28, 2012—Marvel Entertainment, the Philadelphia Eagles and AAA are proud to announce the release of a special, limited-edition poster on Sunday, September 30th at Lincoln Financial Field in honor of NFL star Brian Dawkins. As one of the most beloved players in Philadelphia Eagles football history, Dawkins was known for both his excellence on the field and his love of Wolverine, one of Marvel’s iconic Super Heroes. This special poster, provided to fans as they arrive at the stadium for Sunday night’s game against the New York Giants, features Dawkins immortalized by artist Jorge Molina as the legendary X-Men character, complete with classic pose and Adamantium claws!
“Every week, Eagles fans witnessed Brian transform himself from a humble, mild-mannered man to the fearless competitor that he was on Sundays,” said Eagles President Don Smolenski. “He was a special player – ferocious, intense, fearless, intelligent – and on top of that, he was an incredible leader. His connection with our fans was one-of-a-kind, which is why we are excited to be working with Marvel and AAA to provide those fans with a souvenir that captures Brian in his element as ‘Weapon X.’”
Brian Dawkins’ love for Wolverine is legendary and his passion for the heroic mutant well-documented in news features with ESPN, the NY Daily News and more. From a locker full of Wolverine memorabilia to his very X-Men warm-ups and poses on field, Dawkins tenure on the Eagles will always remind fans of the Super Hero often referred to as “Weapon X”.
“One is the ferocious leader of the legendary X-Men and world-famous star of comic books, cartoons, video games and movies…the other is a nine-time Pro Bowl selection, a six-time All-Pro and a member of the NFL 2000s All-Decade Team…both are the best they are at what they do.” said Bill Rosemann, Editor, Marvel Custom Solutions. “A peaceful family man while off the field, once he donned his #20 jersey, Brian Dawkins — inspired by and embodying the best traits of the tenacious and unstoppable Wolverine — was one of the most intense, hard-hitting, resilient and respected players in the history of the game. Marvel is excited and honored to partner with the Eagles and AAA in honoring one of Philly’s finest.”
This Sunday, don’t miss out on the historic retirement of Brian Dawkins “#20” at the Lincoln Financial Field during halftime of the matchup between the Philadelphia Eagles and New York Giants. And for fans in attendance, don’t forget to pick up your exclusive Brian Dawkins poster, created by Marvel Custom Solutions and compliments of AAA, as you enter the building! The poster will be unveiled on Comcast Sportsnet’s Daily News Live tonight at 5 pm.
ASYLUM PRESS RELEASES ORIGINAL GRAPHIC NOVEL FARMHOUSE AS SIMULTANEOUS WEB COMIC AND DIGITAL FIRST COMICS APPWritten by StephenJondrew on Oct 2, 2012
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ASYLUM PRESS RELEASES ORIGINAL GRAPHIC NOVEL FARMHOUSE AS SIMULTANEOUS WEB COMIC AND DIGITAL FIRST COMICS APP
Farmhouse, a psychological neo noir thriller, is written by playwright Elizabeth J. Musgrave (Hell Comes to Hollywood) and illustrated by Szymon Kudranski (Spawn).
Sept. 27, 2012 (Los Angeles) Frank Forte announces that Asylum Press will release the original graphic novel Farmhouse as an ongoing web comic series and digital app.
Farmhouse is the story of a drifter named Sam Corneile who returns home to take a job at a local mental institution where he discovers a group of patients being exploited under an art therapy regimen. While there, he falls for Helen, a feisty but troubled woman who dares him to confront his past. This psychological thriller examines what lurks deep within the human mind, both sane and insane.
“This was my first graphic novel and it was very exciting to see it come to life visually”, explains writer Elizabeth J. Musgrave, “Szymon really nailed the dark and gritty feel of the characters and the mental ward.”
“Farmhouse was a challenging story for me to illustrate, it provided me the opportunity to work in a different style that complimented the setting”, says Szymon Kudranski, “If anyone is interested in how my work looked before Spawn and Penguin, they should check out that book.”
Farmhouse #1 is 100% FREE and available on Comixology, ComicsPlus (Iverse), Graphicly, Diamond Digital, MyDigitalComics, DrivethruComics, Amusedom as well as stand alone apps and epubs on KindleFire, Nook, Kobo, ibookstore, and Googlebooks. Forthcoming issues will all be .99.
“We wanted to make the book inexpensive and available to as many people as possible,” explains publisher Frank Forte.
“We’re very excited about the possibility of reaching so many people all over the world, “ explains publisher Frank Forte, “tablets and smart phone ownership is exploding and we want to provide great comics content. The one obstacle we face is coordinating releases an all platforms and devices. We’ll be updating which comics are available on which platforms on our website.”
The Farmhouse web comic is updated Monday, Wednesday and Friday and can be seen at: http://www.farmhousecomic.com/
Asylum Press digital initiative cover preview link: http://www.asylumpress.com/titles/farmhouse
Marvel Entertainment & Susan G. Komen For The Cure Debut New Art For National Breast Cancer Awareness MonthWritten by StephenJondrew on Oct 2, 2012
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Marvel Entertainment & Susan G. Komen For The Cure Debut New Art For National Breast Cancer Awareness Month
New York, NY—October 1, 2012—Marvel Entertainment and Susan G. Komen for the Cure® are proud to reveal the complete lineup of all-new covers and the original advertorial that will be released in October to commemorate National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Throughout the month of October, the world’s most popular super heroes—Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, Black Widow, Wolverine and more—will be featured on all-new variant covers with special pink-colored costumes available exclusively at comic shops*.
Additionally, Marvel is proud to unveil a special one page advertorial running throughout its super hero comics in October to raise awareness of breast cancer in men. This advertorial will also be featured on www.marvel.com and distributed via social media channels.
“It’s rewarding to see the partnership between Marvel and Susan G. Komen For The Cure produce such exciting art to raise awareness about the risk of breast cancer to both women and men,” said Dan Buckley, Publisher & President of the Print, Animation & Digital Divisions, Marvel Worldwide, Inc. “We hope that all our fans take a moment this month to educate themselves on the ways to fight—and reduce– this risk of this disease by checking out the free resources Komen has to offer.”
The following comic books, on-sale in October, will feature special Susan G. Komen variant covers:
· AVENGERS #31 KOMEN VARIANT by Pasqual Ferry & Chris Sotomayor [on sale 10/10]
· CAPTAIN AMERICA #18 KOMEN VARIANT by Dale Keown & Frank D’Armata [on sale 10/10]
· CAPTAIN MARVEL #5 KOMEN VARIANT by Joe Quiñones [on sale 10/107]
· FANTASTIC FOUR #611 KOMEN VARIANT by John Tyler Christopher [on sale 10/10]
· INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #526 KOMEN VARIANT by Paul Renaud [on sale 10/10]
· THE MIGHTY THOR #21 KOMEN VARIANT by Mike Perkins & Sonia Oback [on sale 10/17]
· UNCANNY X-MEN #20 KOMEN VARIANT by David Marquez & Chris Sotomayor [on sale 10/17]
· WOLVERINE #315 KOMEN VARIANT by Ben Ang & Edgar Delgado [on sale 10/24]
“Komen is thrilled to partner with Marvel Entertainment in the fight against breast cancer this October,” said Dorothy Jones, VP, Marketing at Komen. “This partnership will allow us to share critical information with this important audience, empowering them to take positive action for their breast health and for the women they love.”
Stay tuned to Marvel.com for more news on this initiative from Marvel Entertainment
To learn more about the fight against breast cancer and how you can support Komen, please visit Komen.org
*Retailers: please note that these special Susan G. Komen variant covers are only available to accounts in the United States, Canada and United Kingdom.
To find a comic shop near you, visit www.comicshoplocator.com or call 1-888-comicbook.