JOSEPH MICHAEL LINSNER AND KRISTINA DEAK-LINSNER LAUNCH VAMPIRELLA EVENT MINI-SERIES, ROSES FOR THE DEAD03/19/18 @ 2:40 pm EST
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With the 50th anniversary of Vampirella fast approaching next year, Dynamite Entertainment is proud to announce the first plans leading into their year-long celebration of a comic book icon: the Vampirella: Roses for the Dead
miniseries, plus the Vampirella
50th Anniversary 2019 Wall Calendar. Roses for the Dead
, by the husband-and-wife team of writer Kristina Deak-Linsner and artist Joseph Michael Linsner (of Dawn
fame) will be a four-issue series slated for June release, and brings the beloved heroine back to basics, in attitude and with classic look! In additino, the calendar, highlighting the superstar artists that have defined her look over five decades, will ship in September and deliver twelve months of alluring imagery for Vampirella's legion of fans.Vampirella: Roses for the Dead
#1, by Linsner and Linsner, reintroduces a cunning and captivating from the past: Evily, Vampirella's cousin and a practitioner of magic. First introduced in Vampirella Magazine
#2 way back in 1969 and making rare but impactful appearances in the years since, Evily's reappearance in Roses for the Dead
-- interrupting her cousin's hunt for a sexual predator through a Philadelphia nightclub -- is the first in a shocking chain of events destined to blow the minds of longtime fans and curious newcomers alike!
"Vampirella is an iconic classic," says Kristina Deak-Linsner. "I have loved her since I was five and first saw her on the 'life-size' six-foot Warren poster. She's been through a lot since September of 1969, though! Forrest J. Ackerman launched her just fresh off the face of great social changes and massive upheaval within the era. There's the remnants of the summer of love too, and the explosion of the sexual revolution. So, much due to that climate, she's definitely a product of her time... and yet she's still timeless. It's been an honor to take her on in a feature length story."
Joseph Michael Linsner, whose previous work at Dynamite teamed the vampire heroine with his best-known creation in Dawn / Vampirella
, says, "Vampirella is one of the coolest looking comic characters of all time. Designed by Frank Frazetta and Trina Robbins, you just can't beat her classic look. I'm going to be giving the art my best shot on this series. The last time I got to draw Vampi was in the crossover, which I wrote as well as drew. This time, I am only the artist, so I can focus on that. My fans know me for rendering beautiful ladies, and this series is full of them!"Dynamite Executive Editor Joseph Rybandt says, "I'm beyond thrilled that Joe and Kristina are collaborating on this special Vampi
miniseries. We've done a lot of experimenting with Vampirella over the last year or so, and while the tone and subject here get quite heavy, I think long-time fans will appreciate the return to form here."
Regarding that return to form, Deak-Linsner adds, "Vampi's proven again and again to be intelligent, witty, emotional, passionate, sarcastic, and primal. I have taken a mix of the classic elements of Vampirella, and put them together with a more recent focus on important events happening within the media right now. It's something that I have long wanted to explore, and while it might seem like the story is inspired by today's headlines, the seed ideas were actually in place and written back in September. I also wanted to portray her as sexy but strong, and comfortable within her own sexual identity. To me, a huge part of feminism is owning your own sexuality. Vampirella walks freely within that world. I know a lot of women, men, and transgender people who find the character very sexually empowering. I certainly think that the fans will enjoy that she's back in her classic outfit. Without her classic red one-piece, it's like heavy metal music without guitars! It is what it is, and the people who really love it embrace it for that reason. That said, she needs a story with some substance and I would like to think that we have seriously attempted to do that. I certainly hope the fans embrace it."Vampirella: Roses for the Dead
#1 will be available with two variant covers: Cover A by series artist Joseph Michael Linsner, and Cover B by industry legend Billy Tucci (Shi
, Heroes for Hire
, Sgt. Rock
Vampirella is a raven-haired heroine who remains, even after five decades of publication, one of the comic industry's most well-known characters. Since the character's very healthy resurgence in 2010, Dynamite has published four volumes of a monthly series, several miniseries and one-shot specials, and crossovers with multimedia brands and comic book peers (Army of Darkness
, and more). The Vampirella
franchise is a haven for writers and artists with a penchant for the macabre. An icon of horror, Vampirella has an appeal that transcends the printed page, becoming a favorite facet of merchandising including apparel, barware, statues, jewelry, tarot cards, and more.Vampirella: Roses for the Dead
#1 and the Vampirella
50th Anniversary 2019 Wall Calendar will be solicited in Diamond Comic Distributors' June 2018 Previews
catalog, the premier source of merchandise for the comic book specialty market. Comic book fans are encouraged to reserve copies with their local comic book retailers. The new Vampirella
series will also be available for individual customer purchase through digital platforms courtesy of Comixology, Kindle, iBooks, Google Play, Dynamite Digital, iVerse, Madefire, and Dark Horse Digital.
Source: Sony | Categories: Marvel | Comments (0) | E-mail Article | Add a CommentMARVEL STUDIOS’ ‘THE ETERNALS’ MOVIE GETS A DIRECTOR09/21/18 @ 2:26 pm EST
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VarietyBOOM! STUDIOS ANNOUNCES WAVES ORIGINAL GRAPHIC NOVEL09/21/18 @ 2:16 pm EST
reports that director Chloe Zhao looks ready to step up and helm The Eternals
for Marvel Studios.
Zhao earned critical acclaim for her Sundance darling, The Rider
. Sources told Variety Zhao’s meeting with Marvel execs impressed so much that the studio moved fast to book her before she landed another job.
Created by Jack Kirby, the story of The Eternals is set millions of years ago when the cosmic beings known as the Celestials genetically experimented on humans, creating the super-powered individuals as well as more villainous off-shoots known as the Deviants.
The two groups went on to battle each other throughout history to see which would eventually become the ultimate race.
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'STARGIRL': GEOFF JOHNS CASTS THE LEAD FOR HIS DC UNIVERSE DRAMA09/21/18 @ 10:56 am EST
BOOM! Studios today announcedWAVES
, a new hardcover original graphic novel on-sale in February 2019 that poignantly captures a woman’s exploration of her pain in order to rediscover hope.WAVES
is a deeply moving story based on author Ingrid Chabbert’s (The Day I Became a Bird
) own experiences trying to conceive, with art by Carole Maurel (Luisa: Now and Then
After years of difficulty trying to have children, a young couple finally announces their pregnancy, only to have the most joyous day of their lives replaced with one of unexpected heartbreak. Their relationship is put to the test as they forge ahead, working together to rebuild themselves amidst the churning tumult of devastating loss, and ultimately facing the soul-crushing reality that they may never conceive a child of their own.
Making her graphic novel debut with WAVES
, Ingrid Chabbert is the author of nearly sixty children’s books and continues to excite audiences of all ages worldwide. Artist Carole Maurel first worked in animation before devoting herself to comics full-time, drawing critical acclaim for her 2018 graphic novel Luisa: Now and Then
is a powerfully understated exploration of one couple’s heartbreaking loss of a baby and, perhaps, their dream of ever conceiving,” said Executive Editor Sierra Hahn. “Chabbert and Maurel use the very creation of this book to explore the journey of healing through self-acceptance, forgiveness, and the act of creating art that channels such pain into stories that rebuild, revive, and remember.”
WAVES is the latest release from BOOM! Studios’ ambitious Archaia imprint, home to graphic novels such as Mouse Guard
by David Petersen; Rust
by Royden Lepp;Bolivar
by Sean Rubin; Jane
by Aline Brosh McKenna and Ramón Pérez; About Betty’s Boob
by Vero Cazot and Julie Rocheleau; and licensed series like Jim Henson’s The Power of the Dark Crystal
and Jim Henson’s Labyrinth: Coronation
Print copies of WAVES
will be available for sale on February 27th, 2019 at local comic book shops and March 5th, 2019 at bookstores or at the BOOM! Studios webstore. Digital copies can be purchased from content providers, including comiXology, iBooks, Google Play, and the BOOM! Studios app.
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THRJUSTICE SOARS INTO THE 21ST CENTURY WITH ROCKETEER REBORN09/21/18 @ 9:07 am EST
is reporting that Brec Bassinger, best known for starring in Nickelodeon's Bella and the Bulldogs
, has been tapped to play the title role in the DC Universe's straight-to-series drama, Stargirl
follows high school sophomore Courtney Whitmore (Bassinger) as she inspires an unlikely group of young heroes to stop the villains of the past. The series reimagines Stargirl and the very first superhero team, the Justice Society of America.
The character was the first created by Geoff Johns in 1999 and launched his career as a comic book writer. He named the character after his sister, Courtney, who died in the 1996 explosion of TWA Flight 800. The character made her first appearance in July 1999's Stars and S.T.R.I.P.E.
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YOUR FIRST LOOK AT WWE: UNDERTAKER ORIGINAL GRAPHIC NOVEL THE UNTOLD STORY OF THE PHENOM IS REVEALED!09/21/18 @ 9:04 am EST
The Rocketeer, the pulp-inspired hero immortalized by the late, great Dave Stevens, blasts off once more in December with the first issue of a brand-new five issue IDW series: Rocketeer Reborn
Writers Elsa Charretier
and Pierrick Colinet
(collaborators on Star Wars Adventures
and The Infinite Loop
) and artist Javier Pulido
) reintroduce an all-new jetpack wearing hero into the 21st century.
In Rocketeer Reborn
, eighty years have passed since Cliff Secord first found an experimental jetpack and soared through the skies as a high-flying hero. Now, decades later, The Rocketeer is all but forgotten to most people, a legend of a bygone era. When Cliff’s jetpack is found in a most unexpected way, it’s a race for those with good and evil intent to grab hold, strap on, and take off for adventure!
“It's an immense honor for us to contribute to Dave Steven's legacy, and a big responsibility as well— making sure we stay true to the spirit of the character for both old and new fans alike. We hope people will find a fresh, pulp-noir, modern Rocketeer, as Javier Pulido's wonderfully unique style and inventive storytelling bring this new adventure to life,” say Charretier and Colinet.
Javier Pulido playfully adds, “Drop the cellphone and look up in the sky. There – The Rocketeer flies again!”
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WEST COAST INFIDEL & SKYWARD SIGNING TOUR ANNOUNCED09/21/18 @ 9:01 am EST
BOOM! Studios and WWE today unveiled a first look at WWE: UNDERTAKER
, the all-new original graphic novel exploring the career of the legendary Superstar, considered one of the greatest performers in WWE history. For the first time, novelist, journalist, and combat sports expert Chad Dundas (author of the Boston Globe Book of The Year Champion of the World
) and artist Rodrigo Lorenzo (WWE
) chronicle the unrivaled career of The Undertaker, with new revelations and surprises about some of the most pivotal moments in his more than twenty-five year history in WWE. WWE: UNDERTAKER
features a haunting cover by artist Oliver Barrett, whose work has been featured by ESPN, Mondo, The Atlantic, Men’s Health
“There’s no one more awe inspiring in WWE than The Undertaker and this original graphic novel shows us how he became the unstoppable Phenom,” said Chris Rosa, Editor, BOOM! Studios. “From his childhood, up and down relationships with Paul Bearer and Kane, and his meteoric rise to the top of WWE, WWE: UNDERTAKER
will show you a side of the Dead Man’s story that you’ve never seen before.”WWE: UNDERTAKER
is the latest release from BOOM! Studios’ eponymous imprint, home to a world-class group of licensed comic book series and ambitious original series, including Joss Whedon’s Firefly, Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, Planet of the Apes, Bone Parish, Mech Cadet Yu, Grass Kings
, and Klaus
Print copies of WWE: UNDERTAKER
will be available for sale on October 31st at local comic book shops and on November 6th at bookstores or at the BOOM! Studios webstore. Digital copies can be purchased from content providers, including comiXology, iBooks, Google Play, and the BOOM! Studios app.
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KISS ANNOUNCE FAREWELL WORLD TOUR: 'OUR BIGGEST SHOW YET'09/20/18 @ 2:04 pm EST
Image Comics is pleased to announce the INFIDEL/SKYWARD Signing Tour featuring INFIDEL co-creator and writer Pornsak Pichetshote and SKYWARD co-creator and writer Joe Henderson. INFIDEL/SKYWARD Signing Tour
Sept. 26 @ 6 - 8 pm: COLLECTOR'S PARADISE
signing - Winnetka, CA
Sept. 28 @ 7 - 9 pm: SECRET HEADQUARTERS
release party - Los Angeles, CA
Sept. 29 @ 1 - 3 pm: COMIC BUG
signing - Manhattan Beach, CA
INFIDEL by Pornsak Pichetshote, Aaron Campbell, José Villarrubia, and Jeff Powell will have its trade paperback (Diamond Code JUL180148, ISBN 978-1-5343-0836-7) release in comic shops on Wednesday, September 26th and bookstores on Tuesday, October 2nd. It is also available to order on Amazon
, Barnes & Noble
, Books-a-Million, IndieBound, and Indigo.
The SKYWARD, VOL. 1 by Joe Henderson and Lee Garbett trade paperback (Diamond Code JUL180169, ISBN 978-1-5343-0833-6) is available now in comic shops and will arrive in bookstores on Tuesday, September 25th. It is also available to order on Amazon
, Barnes & Noble
, Books-a-Million, IndieBound
, and Indigo.
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VarietyBOOM! STUDIOS IS THE NEW HOME FOR BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER09/20/18 @ 1:56 pm EST
is reporting that iconic rock band Kiss will begin its final tour, called the “End of the Road World Tour”. While the group has not announced any dates, the title suggests the tour will be on the scale of Elton John’s three-year farewell campaign, which launched earlier this month.
Fans will remember that Kiss’ original lineup did a farewell tour nearly 20 years ago, which was the last to feature drummer Peter Criss. Guitarist Ace Frehley has since left the band as well, leaving Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons — always the band’s leaders — with drummer Eric Singer and guitarist Tommy Thayer, all of whom perform in original Kiss makeup.
Kiss is currently appearing in a series of comic books published by Dynamite Entertainment.
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'TWILIGHT ZONE': JORDAN PEELE TO HOST AND NARRATE CBS ALL ACCESS REBOOT09/20/18 @ 11:10 am EST
BOOM! Studios today announced it has acquired the comic book and graphic novel publishing license to Joss Whedon’s BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER
, the groundbreaking pop culture phenomenon. BOOM! Studios will release new monthly comic book series, limited series, original graphic novels and more that officially expand the rich mythology created in television, novels and beyond, in partnership with 20th Century Fox Consumer Products.
Created by visionary writer and director Joss Whedon (Marvel’s The Avengers
film franchise), Buffy The Vampire Slayer
premiered on the WB Network on March 10th, 1997. The Emmy and Golden Globe-nominated series, which ran for seven seasons from 1997-2003, stars Sarah Michelle Gellar as “Buffy Summers.” Chosen to battle vampires, demons and other forces of darkness, Buffy is aided by a Watcher who guides and teaches her as she surrounds herself with a circle of friends called the “Scooby Gang.”BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER
is the latest release from BOOM! Studios’ eponymous imprint, home to a world-class group of licensed comic book series and ambitious original series, including Joss Whedon’s Firefly
, Mighty Morphin Power Rangers
, Planet of the Apes
, Mech Cadet Yu
, Grass Kings
, and Klaus
“I remember watching the premiere of Buffy the Vampire Slayer
over twenty years ago, and the feeling of empowerment that came with seeing a girl get to kick ass and have flaws at the same time, and to not apologize for who she was. It’s an honor to oversee that world for a new generation and to bring them that same feeling of knowing your greatest power comes from being true to who you are,” said Jeanine Schaefer, Executive Editor, BOOM! Studios. “Buffy is about love at its core, love for your friends and yourself. The characters are allowed to be equal parts human and monster, and seeing them struggle to balance those parts of themselves, the same parts we all struggle with, is why it still resonates with audiences of all ages and backgrounds today.”
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Jordan Peele is entering a new dimension.
Already set to exec produce CBS All Access' The Twilight Zone
reboot, Peele has signed on to serve as host and narrator for the series as well. (via THR
Peele will take on the gig made famous by Twilight Zone
creator Rod Serling in the reboot, which is described as a modern reimagining of the original series. Production on the new take will begin in the fall for a 2019 premiere on the subscription video on demand platform. A specific premiere date has not yet been determined.
Watch a video announcing the new Twilight Zone
, with a mix of Serling's and Peele's narration: https://youtu.be/PeS26bBeMkU