Archive for March 29th, 2013

#167 – Fanboy Buzz – J.J. Abrahams the Ack-wa-man

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The crew finally reunite to run down the news including why J.J. Abrams never made his Superman movie, our opinions on the new Wolverine posters and we discuss how awesome Batman 66 is going to be… as long as there’s Bat Shark Repellent. In Issue to Issue we review Nova #2, Justice League #18 and Invincible 101. JS shares not one, but TWO cocky cosplays just before he and Stephen surprise Scott and Steve with something that ends in anboy Wars. Finally we take your Fanboy Feedback. Tell us what you think at 239-244-2899 and leave us a voicemail or tweet!

Genre: Comic Book Podcast | Updates: Often | Duration: 71 minutes | Subscribe: RSS Feed

Show Note 1: Wolverine Posters
Show Note 2: J.J. Abrams Superman
Show Note 3: Cocky Cosplay 1
Show Note 4: Cocky Cosplay 2
Show Note 5: Sexy “Cosplay”

Bestselling Young Adult Novel To Become Manga Version With Crowdsourcing Campaign

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Bestselling Young Adult Novel To Become Manga Version With Crowdsourcing Campaign

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Julie Kagawa of the Iron Fey and Blood of Eden series of books for young adults, is joining forces with Bluewater Productions to create a comic book graphic novel of her mega-popular book: The Iron King.

“My fans know that I am a huge manga, and anime enthusiast, and I write in a very cinematic and visual manner in part due to my love of this medium,” Kagawa said. “With Bluewater, I get to participate actively in the creation of these works of art. That’s as exciting to me as creating my books in the first place.”

“We are really excited to be working with Julie and Indiegogo to transform her novels into a manga series, like they did with “Twilight”. The Iron King is a great novel that was made to be experienced visually. Said publisher Darren G. Davis “Not only are these comic books fun, but they can be used as a tool for reluctant readers.”

Bluewater and Kagawa will use Indiegogo to crowdsource $10,000 to attract the top talent necessary to produce four such a high-quality comic and graphic novel series. Starting today, fans can support this project at levels ranging from $10 to $2,500. Prizes range from comics, to mini clay “Chibi” sculptures handmade by Kagawa, to custom characterizations as comic cameos, dinners with the author, and more.

To see all the fabulously creative prizes go to:

Bluewater Productions has previously worked with bestselling novelists such as John Saul, SE Hinton and William Shatner to develop novel-based comic book series.

Bluewater Productions:
Bluewater is a full-service publishing and production company specializing in comic books, graphic novels and multimedia. Dedicated to pairing high-quality art with innovative storytelling, Bluewater creates a wide variety of intellectual properties that engage a growing readership and bridge the gap between comic books and the diverse multimedia marketplace. With more titles than ever, including smash hits such as the 10th Muse, VSS and The Legend of Isis, Bluewater has worked with many best selling novelists in developing comic book series. The company also has a line of biographical comics featuring The Beatles, Stephenie Meyer, JRR Tolkien, Justin Bieber, etc.

About Julie Kagawa
Julie Kagawa is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the award-winning Iron Fey and Blood of Eden series. Born in Sacramento, California, she moved to Hawaii at the age of nine. There she learned many things: how to body board, that teachers scream when you put centipedes in their desks and that writing stories in math class is a fantastic way to kill time. Her teachers were glad to see her graduate. Julie now lives near Louisville, Kentucky, with her husband and a plethora of pets. She still laughs whenever she sees a centipede. For more information on Julie visit

HARBINGER #0 and X-O MANOWAR #10 Second Printings!

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HARBINGER #0 and X-O MANOWAR #10 Second Printings!

Valiant is proud to announce that two of the publisher’s biggest spring releases, Harbinger #0 and X-O Manowar #10, have both sold out on the distributor level and will soon be returning to store shelves with new printings!

With the epic events of PLANET DEATH currently rocking the Valiant Universe, don’t miss the essential prelude that launched Valiant’s premier hero off-world and into a one-man crusade against an entire alien planet in the X-O Manowar #10 Second Printing Variant by New York Times best-selling writer Robert Venditti and comics superstar Trevor Hairsine! Start reading here to get in on the ground floor of the most ambitious X-O Manowar story ever attempted on April 17th – the same day X-O Manowar #12 arrives in stores!

Then, in the aftermath of the Harbinger Wars’ first firefight, meet the man with his finger on the trigger in the Harbinger #0 Second Printing Variant – an indispensable standalone tale of Toyo Harada’s origins by New York Times best-selling author Joshua Dysart and acclaimed artists Mico Suayan and Pere Perez! Look for it in stores on May 1st – alongside Valiant’s next standalone zero issue, Shadowman #0 by Justin Jordan and Roberto De La Torre!

This spring, the story starts here! Jump into two of Valiant’s most exciting, sold-out storylines with the X-O Manowar #10 Second Printing Variant and the Harbinger #0 Second Printing Variant – coming soon to finer comics shops everywhere!

$3.99/T+/32 pgs.
ON SALE 4/17/13 (FOC – 3/25/13)

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ON SALE 5/1/13 (FOC – 4/8/13)

Longhunters #4 Coming Soon

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 Longhunters #4 Coming Soon

Earthbound Comics has come to an END. From the ashes of this great company rises… PILOT STUDIOS!

Pilot Studios is picking up where Earthbound Comics left off, publishing its longest running title, The Longhunters, starting with the latest issue, Longhunters #4!

The Longhunters is a frontier epic revolving around a group of mountain men wandering the untamed North American landscape of the early 1800’s! Their stories are tales of America and our writers and artists work hard to mix authentic history with fictional adventure; presenting a violent and dramatic world of Native Americans, rogue military officers and invasive settlers. The Longhunters sets itself apart from the normal Superhero, Western and SciFi genres, and makes its mark as one of the few Frontier books on the stands and easily one of the best.

This fourth issue of the series features a wrap-around cover by Fubar, Winter War, and The Stars artist Kurt Belcher, along with inker Victor Moya and
colors by Chuck Michael Obach. The Longhunters #4 also features art by Ben Ferrari, story by Buck Weiss, and letters by Ken Lateer.

Pilot Studios is a Small Press comic book company, putting out over 20 high quality comics from online distributor and digitally with for over 3 years. Along with The Longhunters, Pilot Studios is proud to continue publishing The Stars, as well as the upcoming Kurt Belcher’s WORLD #1 anthology one-shot, Son Chasers and Flagship & Armada.

REGULAR SHOW #1 Covers Unveiled

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REGULAR SHOW #1 Covers Unveiled

March 28, 2013 – Los Angeles, CA – BOOM! Studios is thrilled to reveal the final covers for REGULAR SHOW #1, an all-new, all-ages ongoing comic book series based on Cartoon Network’s Emmy® Award-winning series created by J.G. Quintel. Initial orders for the first issue, which ships in April, were the highest of any KaBOOM! series to date.

Cartoon Network’s powerhouse series will debut its first comic book series next month,hot on the heels of KaBOOM!’s smash hit adaptation of another popular Cartoon Network comedy series, ADVENTURE TIME! The new comics will follow the antics of Mordecai, a blue jay, and Rigby, a raccoon, a couple of best bros in their twenties just tryin’ to chill for a bit, man. But when you’re livin’ in as crazy a world as they are, no day can be called…regular!

The highly-anticipated series will be written by web cartoonist KC Green (GUNSHOW) and illustrated by newcomer Allison Strejlau. REGULAR SHOW #1 ships with main covers by Nick Edwards (ADVENTURE TIME), Nathan Fox (X-MEN: SECOND COMING), Phil McAndrew (CRYING IN FRONT OF YOUR DOG AND OTHER STORIES, ADVENTURE TIME), John Allison (BAD MACHINERY, ADVENTURE TIME: MARCELINE AND THE SCREAM QUEENS), Brian Butler, and Chuck BB (BLACK METAL). Ask your retailer about the pre-order variant by Chris Houghton (ADVENTURE TIME, REED GUNTHER) and the incentive variant by Dustin Nguyen (BATMAN, LI’L GOTHAM)! Additionally, a commemorative boxed set of all six main covers will be available for collectors.

REGULAR SHOW #1 is a 32 page, full color issue that retails for $3.99 and is available for order under Diamond Code FEB130826. The REGULAR SHOW #1 COMPLETE COVER BOX SET contains REGULAR SHOW #1 Covers A-F in a shrink-wrapped commemorative box that retails for $24.99 and is available for order under Diamond Code FEB130829.


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Jonathan Hickman (THE MANHATTAN PROJECTS) and Nick Dragotta, has sold out the same day as its release on March 27. It will receive a second printing (Diamond Comics code FEB138443), going on shelves in stores on April 24, the same day as EAST OF WEST #2.

The best-selling debut of Hickman-penned Image Comics series to date, EAST OF WEST #1 introduces readers to a world on the verge of collapse where incarnations of the Horsemen of the Apocalypse roam a sprawling landscape and all signs point to an inglorious end.

In contrast to the spiraling fate of humankind depicted in its pages, the beginning of EAST OF WEST has been a critical triumph:

“East of West is astonishing. Something that may reset the bar by which all other comics are tested.”
– Crave Online (10/10 review)

“Hickman accomplishes here what other writers might spend a whole series building up, which leaves the door wide open for this imaginative story to go east and west and then north and south, to boot.”

“The series is still new, but I wonder whether it’s a glimpse at our nation’s sins made manifest. A bald depiction of the scarlet letter forever branded on America, not for adultery, but for human bondage and derision. Or maybe it’s just a cool, nihilistic revenge saga.”
– iFanboy (Pick of the Week)

“…this is a comic that could just possibly blow your mind.”
– Comic Vine (5/5-star review)

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