BOOM! STUDIOS ANNOUNCES STRANGE SKIES OVER EAST BERLIN07/11/19 @ 6:04 pm EST
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THE X-MEN FIND THEMSELVES ON VENOM ISLAND IN NEW VARIANTS09/17/19 @ 11:08 am EST
BOOM! Studios is proud to continue The Road to San Diego, a ten-day spotlight on the most exciting comic book and graphic novel news in advance of Comic Con International in San Diego (July 17-21), with the announcement of STRANGE SKIES OVER EAST BERLIN #1
, an all-new original four-issue limited series from Jeff Loveness (Judas
) and artist Lisandro Estherren (Redneck, The Last Contract
), featuring cover art by Evan Cagle.STRANGE SKIES OVER EAST BERLIN
is a chilling and intense thriller about an American spy who encounters a terrifying inhuman threat at the heart of the Cold War.
It’s 1973, and Herring, a disillusioned American spy, has spent the entire Cold War infiltrating the inner circles of East German intelligence for a cause he barely believes in anymore. He’s seen everything and done anything his government asked but his latest mission pits the brilliant embittered operative against an enemy force so vast it could obliterate all of humanity.
The Space Race had greater consequences than even the Soviets could have guessed, and when they sent the first human ever to the stars, something not quite human followed them back. When a mysterious alien probe lands outside East Berlin and into Soviet control, the Americans send their top spy in to investigate. But as Herring gets ever closer to the truth at the heart of the conspiracy, he may find that the power he so desperately seeks is too dangerous for anyone to control or contain.
Jeff Loveness is an Emmy-nominated writer for television shows Rick and Morty
andJimmy Kimmel Live
, as well as the comic book series Nova and Groot from Marvel Entertainment, World Reader
from Aftershock Comics, and the critically acclaimedJudas
from BOOM! Studios.
“Through comics, I've been able to write space operas, dark religious epics, and superhero stories, and now I can't wait to write a sci-fi horror set within the bleak, creeping dread of the Cold War,” said writer, Jeff Loveness. “The Iron Curtain surveillance state of East Germany is now far enough removed from us to seem shockingly familiar. It's been humbling to research that world, only to see how many sad parallels of it we still endure today. There's body-horror and sci-fi creeping through the paranoia of the story, but it's also about what it means to be American in a world slipping away from you... a world that was perhaps never truly there to begin with.”
Lisandro Estherren is a comic artist based in Argentina. His work includes graphic novels, comic book series, and illustrations for international publishers and magazines such as Editorial Pictus (Argentina), Aurea Editoriale (Italy), Diábolo (Spain), and Mojito (Uruguay). In the U.S., he was the artist for Spook from Red5 Comics and The Last Contract
from BOOM! Studios. He is currently the artist on Redneck from Image Comics.
“I'm thrilled to work with Jeff on a story that mixes different genres so well, that has this deep human touch, and also lets me try some new graphic techniques,” said artist, Lisandro Estherren. “I think readers will love it!”STRANGE SKIES OVER EAST BERLIN
is the newest release from BOOM! Studios’ eponymous imprint, home to critically acclaimed original series, includingOnce & Future
by Kieron Gillen and Dan Mora; Faithless
by Brian Azzarello and Maria Llovet; Abbott
by Saladin Ahmed and Sami Kivelä; Bury The Lede
by Gaby Dunn and Claire Roe; Grass Kings
by Matt Kindt and Tyler Jenkins; and Klaus
by Grant Morrison and Dan Mora. The imprint also publishes popular licensed properties including Joss Whedon’s Firefly
from Greg Pak and Dan McDaid; Buffy The Vampire Slayer
from Jordie Bellaire and David Lopez; and Mighty Morphin Power Rangers
from Ryan Parrott and Danielle Di Nicuolo.
and The Last Contract
are two books that are very near and dear to me, so I was thrilled by the prospect of Jeff & Lisandro joining forces for STRANGE SKIES OVER EAST BERLIN
,” said Eric Harburn, Senior Editor, BOOM! Studios. “This series is yet another raising of the bar -- if you haven’t read a Loveness or Estherren book yet, then this is your chance to find out why this is one of our most exciting launches of the year.”
Print copies of STRANGE SKIES OVER EAST BERLIN #1
will be available for sale October 2, 2019 exclusively at local comic book shops (use comicshoplocator.com
to find the nearest one) 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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'THE FAR SIDE' TEASES ITS RETURN09/17/19 @ 11:03 am EST
In anticipation of VENOM ISLAND arriving in December, set your sights on these variant covers featuring the X-Men, the Fantastic Four, and Captain Marvel battling their way through the symbiote-infested island.
X-MEN #3 VENOM ISLAND VARIANT by MIKE MCKONE
EXCALIBUR #3 VENOM ISLAND VARIANT by KOI PHAM
EXCALIBUR #4 VENOM ISLAND VARIANT by KAEL NGU
FANTASTIC FOUR #17 VENOM ISLAND VARIANT by CARLOS GOMEZ
CAPTAIN MARVEL #13 VENOM ISLAND VARIANT by JOSHUA CASSARA
And be on the lookout for these other Venom Island variant covers in December featuring more of your favorite Marvel heroes!
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #36 by DECLAN SHALVEY
BLACK CAT #7 by OTTO SCHMIDT
MILES MORALES: SPIDER-MAN# 13 by EDWARD PETROVICH
VALKYRIE: JANE FOSTER 6 by ANNA RUD
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'BATTLESTAR GALACTICA' REBOOT FROM SAM ESMAIL HEADED FOR NBCU'S PEACOCK STREAMING SERVICE09/17/19 @ 10:42 am EST
The New York Times is reporting that a new online edition of The Far Side, the newspaper strip by Gary Larson, is coming.
Fans noticed over the weekend that the strip’s official website had been updated with a new cartoon and a message: “Uncommon, unreal, and (soon-to-be) unfrozen. A new online era of The Far Side is coming!”
The cartoon, drawn by Larson, showed a man with an open flame, thawing a block of ice which encased many of the familiar cast of Far Side characters: a cow, a dog, a cave man, a child and a woman.
The strip originally ran in newspapers from 1980 to 1995.
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DeadlineOSCAR-WINNING 'BLACK PANTHER' SCORE TO RECEIVE VINYL RELEASE09/17/19 @ 10:35 am EST
reports that the new NBCUniversal streaming service called Peacock will launch in April 2020 with original content that includes series reboots from the NBCU library among its fare. That list includes the return of a sci-fi classic: a new Battlestar Galactica
, billed as an original series from Mr. Robot
executive producer Sam Esmail.
Not much is known about the premise, but the site reports Esmail is a huge fan of BG
and told NBCU brass it was high on a list of titles he wanted to tackle under the mega new four-year overall deal he closed at NBCU’s Universal Content Productions earlier this year.
It’s unclear where in the BSG
universe Esmail would go with the newly announced reboot.
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ComicBook'BIG BANG THEORY' SETS STAGGERING MULTI-BILLION-DOLLAR HBO MAX STREAMING DEAL09/17/19 @ 10:16 am EST
reports that Mondo has announced a new Marvel Cinematic Universe release. Starting this Wednesday, Ludwig Göransson's Oscar-winning score for Black Panther
will be available in a highly-collectible 3XLP set.
Pressed with 180 Gram Silver and Black colored vinyl, the set's jacket features artwork by the amazing Martin Ansin as it showcases Black Panther (Chadwick Boseman), Shuri (Letitia Wright), and Queen Ramonda (Angela Bassett) among other characters from the film. The score was a break-out hit, winning an award at virtual every major awards show, including the Oscars (Best Original Score) and Grammys (Best Score Soundtrack For Visual Media).
The latest vinyl set will be available this Wednesday, September 18th starting at 12:00 p.m. Central on the Mondo website. The "limited" offering will be available for $45.
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THRIT'S A NEW BEGINNING IN ARCHIE 1955 #109/16/19 @ 10:20 pm EST
reports that, in what is easily a record-setting five-year deal, HBO Max has secured the exclusive domestic streaming rights to The Big Bang Theory
. As part of the deal with Warner Bros. Television, the multicamera comedy, created by Chuck Lorre and Bill Prady, has also extended its syndication deal with TBS and will air on the WarnerMedia-owned basic cable network through 2028.
All 12 seasons of the comedy starring Jim Parsons, Johnny Galecki and Kaley Cuoco will be available to stream for the first time ever on WarnerMedia-backed HBO Max when the direct-to-consumer service launches in spring 2020. (A formal launch date has not yet been determined.)
Sources estimate that the deal, including both the streaming end and syndication extension, is worth billions of dollars. By comparison, HBO Max paid $425 million over five years ($85 million per year) to move mega-hit Friends
from Netflix and onto its own platform. (Friends,
like Big Bang Theory
, is produced by Warners.)
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ARCHIE 1955 #1 (OF 5)BRAND NEW SERIES'THE FLASH': SEASON 6 PREMIERE PHOTOS09/16/19 @ 10:15 pm EST
from the writing team that brought you ARCHIE: 1941! Can a rocking teenager from a small, sleepy town find fame and fortune through this new phenomenon called "rock and roll"? When Archie Andrews proves to a local DJ that he's got the makings of a hip-shaking stardom, he begins an ascent to fame that will carry with it both triumph and tragedy.
Script: Mark Waid and Brian Augustyn
Art: Tom Grummett, Bob Smith, Glenn Whitmore, Jack Morelli
Cover: Audrey Mok
Variant Covers: Jinky Coronado, Francesco Francavilla, Aaron Lopresti, Pete Woods
On Sale Date: 9/18
32-page, full color comic
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'RIVERDALE' RELEASES TRIPPY NEW POSTER FOR SEASON 409/16/19 @ 10:02 pm EST
Apparently Gotham's new guardian doesn't like to adhere to rules.
Check out the newly-released teaser for The CW
, premiering Sunday, October 6th at 8/7.
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The CW NEW 'NANCY DREW' PILOT PHOTOS TEASE A DARK MYSTERY09/16/19 @ 9:54 pm EST
has released a rather unusual poster for the coming premiere of its Archie Comics-based series, Riverdale
The series premieres Wednesday, October 9, at 8/7c on The CW.
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