WORLDS COLLIDE IN STAR TREK VS. TRANSFORMERS COMIC BOOK CROSSOVER06/21/18 @ 7:06 pm EST
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FIRST ‘VENOM’ MOVIE CLIP09/21/18 @ 2:41 pm EST
The starship Enterprise
finds there's more to the final frontier when Kirk and his crew come face-to-face with the strangest life forms of all: the shape-changing robots of Cybertron! Prepare to beam up and roll out this September with Star Trek vs. Transformers
, a four-issue comic book crossover that is more than meets the eye and is inspired by the continuities of two iconic cartoon shows: Star Trek: The Animated Series
(1973) and The Transformers
Two of the most prolific Transformers
and Star Trek
comic book writers -- John Barber
and Mike Johnson
-- team with artist Philip Murphy
and colorist Leonardo Ito
to tell the story that fans have demanded for decades. At the edge of Klingon space, the Enterprise
answers a distress call, discovering a dilithium mine under siege by jets and helicopters of vintage 20th Century design. When a red, flat-nosed truck rolls in to save the day, the no-holds barred Saturday morning mash-up truly begins!
Co-writer Mike Johnson, whose vast Star Trek
comic book credits include the acclaimed Countdown
and Star Trek / Green Lantern
storylines, says, “This is a crossover several decades in the making, and we could not be more thrilled to bring it to fans! John and I are having a blast writing the first meeting of Starfleet and Cybertronians, and Phil is the perfect artist to bring these two franchises together on the page.”
“The funny thing is, even though I'm the Transformers
guy on this comic (I've written a lot of Transformers
comics, after all), I've always been a huge Star Trek
fan, ever since I was a kid,” says John Barber, co-writer and IDW’s newly-minted Editor-in-Chief. “When I was in fifth grade, I remember my teacher joking at the end of the year that maybe someday I'd wind up writing Star Trek
… and it's a thrill to finally get to!”
Philip Murphy, whose IDW credits include The Powerpuff Girls
and Star Wars Adventures
, says, “This is definitely a dream-come-true project for me. It’s my first time getting to draw Transformers
and Star Trek
. Not only am I a huge Trek
fan, but I was born in the '80s so I grew up in the golden era of Saturday morning cartoons – and The Transformers
was definitely on the top of my list! This comic really means something special to me.”Chase Marotz
, associate editor, says, “Star Trek vs. Transformers
is finally giving us the chance to combine two of our most prominent licenses in a style that will delight both fans of the original animated series and new readers. David Mariotte and I are having a great time editing it and we can’t wait until the fans get to see it for themselves.”
For information on how to secure copies of the monthly Star Trek vs. Transformers
comic book series, please contact your local comic shop or visit www.comicshoplocator.com
to find a store near you. Also, the collected Star Trek vs. Transformers
trade paperback is now available for pre-order via online booksellers and comic book specialty retailers.
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