|YOUR NEW LOOK AT THE WWE: UNDERTAKER ORIGINAL GRAPHIC NOVEL FROM BOOM! STUDIOS10/15/18 @ 10:16 am EST
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M. NIGHT SHYAMALAN'S 'GLASS' TO SMASH $105M+ WORLDWIDE OVER MLK WEEKEND01/15/19 @ 3:21 pm EST
BOOM! Studios and WWE today unveiled a new 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.
Available in stores beginning later this month, WWE: UNDERTAKER delivers a new look at the unrivaled career of The Undertaker, with new surprises and revelations from 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).
WWE: UNDERTAKER features a stunning cover by artist Oliver Barrett, whose work has been featured by ESPN, Mondo, The Atlantic, Men’s Health, and more.
“As fans all over the world were reminded this month, there’s never been anyone in WWE quite like The Undertaker,” said Chris Rosa, Editor, BOOM! Studios. “It’s been an honor to work with Chad and Rodrigo to chronicle the untold story of the Phenom's life, from his history with Paul Bearer and Kane, to his unforgettable battles with the greatest legends in WWE.”
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 and Buffy The Vampire Slayer, 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 (use comicshoplocator.com to find the nearest one) 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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DeadlineWAR OF THE REALMS #2: THE WORLD AT WAR!01/15/19 @ 3:15 pm EST
reports that after a post-holiday sleeper period at the box office largely dominated by Warner Bros’ Aquaman
, the 2019 box office is set to wake up this weekend with its first, truly fire-breathing event film, Glass,
from two-time Oscar nominee M. Night Shyamalan.
It is looking at a $105 million-$120 million global start, inclusive of the four-day MLK holiday in the U.S.Glass
hits theaters January 18.
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VISUAL EFFECTS SOCIETY AWARDS: 'AVENGERS: 'INFINITY WAR' LEADS FEATURE NOMS01/15/19 @ 3:10 pm EST
The War of the Realms has come! All ten realms have fallen to Malekith and his army…except one! Midgard still stands, but Earth is missing a pivotal Avenger – and trapped in the land of the Frost Giants, Thor’s absence may cost New York City everything! Meanwhile, all the heroes of the Marvel Universe have assembled to take on the fight…and it still might not be enough to stop Malekith’s endless war.
“In April’s WAR OF THE REALMS #1, Malekith’s invasion starts in Manhattan, but he doesn’t just want to conquer part of Earth -- he wants the whole realm!” teases editor Wil Moss. “The heroes will have a hard enough time just defending New York from Malekith’s forces -- but when they realize the full scope of his attack in April’s WAR OF THE REALMS #2, they’ll have to make some daring and surprising moves in order to stop Malekith and his army of Frost Giants, Fire Goblins, Trolls and more from taking over the entire planet! And as with any war, this world at war will have some casualties…”
This April, all hell will break loose as the award-winning creative team of Jason Aaron, Russell Dauterman, and Matthew Wilson ushers in an event of unparalleled scale! Plus, don’t miss a special midnight release of WAR OF THE REALMS #1 for retailers – be sure to check future Marvel mailers for details!
WAR OF THE REALMS #2 (of 6) Written by JASON AARON Art by RUSSELL DAUTERMAN Cover by ARTHUR ADAMS & MATTHEW WILSON
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THRLAUREL & HARDY JOIN AMERICAN MYTHOLOGY COMICS01/15/19 @ 3:02 pm EST
reports that Marvel Studios' Avengers: Infinity War
earned six Visual Effects Society Award nominations — the most for a feature film — while best picture hopefuls Black Panther
from Marvel and Mary Poppins Returns
from Disney were snubbed in every category when the 17th annual VES Awards noms were announced Tuesday.
In the top category of outstanding VFX in a photo-real feature, Infinity War
was nominated alongside Ready Player One, Solo: A Star Wars Story, Christopher Robin
and Welcome to Marwen.
Meanwhile, First Man
, Damien Chazelle's biopic about astronaut Neil Armstrong, was nominated in the category for outstanding supporting VFX in a feature (a film can't be nominated in both the photo-real feature and supporting VFX categories). Nominated alongside First Man
in the supporting VFX category are 12 Strong, Bird Box
, Bohemian Rhapsody
and Outlaw King
The 10 films shortlisted for an Oscar in VFX are Infinity War
(six VES noms); Ready Player One
(five VES noms), Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom
(three noms), Solo: A Star Wars Story,
(three noms), Welcome to Marwen
(three noms), First Man
(two noms), Christopher Robin
(two noms), Ant-Man and the Wasp
(one nom), Black Panther
and Mary Poppins Returns. Incredibles 2
leads the animated features with five VES nominations, followed by The Grinch, Ralph Breaks the Internet
and Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
with four apiece.
In broadcasting, Lost in Space
leads with six nominations.
The 17th annual VES Awards will be handed out Feb. 5 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.
The complete list of nominees can be seen here
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'BLACK PANTHER' AMONG USC SCRIPTER AWARD FINALISTS01/15/19 @ 2:59 pm EST
There are few names in the history of comedy which have stood the test of time. Acts who transcend age and bring laughter to generations like few have before or after them. They have been recognized as a template for modern humor and celebrated by today’s most popular funnymen and women alike. Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy were the pinnacle of comedic genius for their time.
Now, American Mythology Comics, the same company who brought The Three Stooges back into the comics’ spotlight, is bringing Laurel & Hardy’s beloved slapstick shenanigans back to their legion of fans with the release of a new comic book in April of 2019! The comic book publisher plans to both celebrate and pay tribute to Stan and Ollie’s legacy by bringing new stories to fans with the upcoming series, and also by reprinting some of their frantic follies from years past.
Art for the new series will be created by veteran comic artist, Jorge Pacheco (Rocky & Bullwinkle, Pink Panther, Looney Tunes). Pacheco is well-versed with illustrating the comedy duo, having already done so over thirty years ago when Stan and Ollie last saw the paneled pages of comics. The stories for the premiere issue will be provided by novelist and comic writer, S.A. Check (The Three Stooges, Casper, Legend Gary), and multi-media writer, Jordan Gershowitz (Tom and Jerry, Danger Mouse, Sesame Street). Both new stories will center on honoring the tone and feel of the original skits made famous by the comedians.
“Sometimes you just get lucky,” said book artist Pacheco. “My step father brought a comic book home for me. It was a monster book with art by Jack Kirby & Steve Ditko. How was I supposed to know, my first exposure to comics was drawn by probably the two greatest comic book artists ever? Then, one day, I was channel surfing on TV when I came across this "chubby guy & his goofy friend". I watched it and was immediately hooked. Little did I know, I was watching the greatest comedic duo ever, Laurel & Hardy. Again, I got lucky. So, throughout childhood, I read comics, watched monster shows & the great Laurel & Hardy movies on a mini movie projector my mother had bought me until the films were nothing but tatters. Recently, my good friends at American Mythology asked if I'd like to be an artist on a new project for the publisher. I was excited & asked what book? He said Laurel & Hardy. Sometimes, luck is a wonderful thing. I hope you all enjoy the comedic duo's antics half as much as I've enjoyed bringing L&H to life in these comic pages!”
“It’s a rare occasion for a writer to contribute in celebrating two comedic geniuses like Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy,” said book writer S.A. Check. “When I learned American Mythology had a shot at working with Larry Harmon Pictures to bring the comedy of these two larger than life icons back to fans, I was the first in line to have a shot at working on the book. One of my favorite parts of the process has been delving back into the skits and movies and numerous articles written about the comedians, and remembering why so many fans continue to hold their work in such high regard. I’m very proud of my work on the project, and I only hope I managed to bring a fraction of the magic they shared on the stage and screen back to fans.”
Laurel and Hardy were a comedy act known best during the early Classical Hollywood era of American cinema. The team was composed of Stan Laurel, an Englishman, and Oliver Hardy, an American. The duo appeared as a team in 107 films between 1927 and 1950. The official Laurel and Hardy appreciation society is known as “The Sons of the Desert”, named after a fictional fraternal society in their 1933 film of the same name.
"We are excited and honored to work with American Mythology on a new line of Laurel & Hardy Comic Books. With the current international release of our new Laurel & Hardy feature film, Stan & Ollie
, the timing is perfect to reintroduce Laurel & Hardy Comics to new generations of Laurel & Hardy fans, as well as of course to the millions of existing fans around the world," said Marci Breth, Vice President of Larry Harmon Pictures Corporation.
Laurel & Hardy #1, will be solicited in Diamond Comic Distributors’ February 2019 Previews catalog, the premier source of merchandise for the comic book specialty market, and slated for release in April 2019. Comic book fans are encouraged to reserve copies with their local comic book retailers.
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THR'SPIDER-MAN: FAR FROM HOME' POSTER RELEASED01/15/19 @ 2:49 pm EST
reports that Marvel Studios' Black Panther
is among USC Libraries' finalists for their 31st annual Scripter Awards, which recognize movie and TV screenwriters alongside the authors of the original works they adapted.
So, in a nice tribute at a perfect time, not only are Panther
's film scribes Ryan Coogler and Joe Robert Cole nominated, but Marvel Comics co-creators Stan Lee and Jack Kirby are also named and honored.
For a full list of nominees from film and television, click here
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Marvel Studios'SPIDER-MAN: FAR FROM HOME' TRAILER RELEASED01/15/19 @ 2:45 pm EST
and Sony have released a trailer from Spider-Man: Far From Home
, and now a poster comes!Spider-Man: Far From Home
opens on July 5.
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Marvel StudiosARCHIE'S GRADES GO TO THE DOGS IN ARCHIE AND ME COMICS DIGEST #1401/15/19 @ 2:33 pm EST
and Sony have released a trailer from their coming film, Spider-Man: Far From Home
. After seeing so many Spideys in animation recently, it's almost startling to see Peter Parker (Tom Holland) back in the live-action flesh!
The trailer shows Jake Gyllenhaal as Mysterio and is seemingly wielding magic powers. The newcomer uses those powers to fight elemental creations that are tearing up London — but is Mysterio friend or foe? (If Marvel Comics history is followed, it’s a solid bet that Mysterio’s good-guy act is all smoke and mirrors.)Spider-Man: Far From Home
hits theaters July 5.
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ARCHIE AND ME COMICS DIGEST #14Brand New Lead Story: “Gone in a Flashdrive” Archie has been up all night working on a school report—unfortunately his dog, Vegas, mistakes the flashdrive he saved the work on for a toy! Will Archie be able to save his work or has it gone to the dogs? HEATHEN RETURNS IN 2019, ARTIST ASHLEY A. WOODS JOINS CREATIVE TEAM01/14/19 @ 8:48 pm EST
Script: Francis Bonnet
Art: Bill Golliher, Jim Amash, Glenn Whitmore, Jack Morelli
Cover: Jeff Shultz, Rosario “Tito” Peña
On Sale Date: 1/16
128-page, full color comic
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BOOM! STUDIOS ANNOUNCES ALA MIDWINTER 2019 EXCLUSIVES & PROGRAMMING01/14/19 @ 8:44 pm EST
Vault Comics is delighted to announce that the critically-acclaimed title HEATHEN, created by Natasha Alterici, will be returning with brand new issues in 2019. The international best-seller, which was selected as an American Library Association YALSA 2018 Great Graphic Novel For Teens, has seen more than 15 printings and is available in 36 countries around the world.
As of 2019, HEATHEN will be available in multiple languages including English, Spanish and Italian. In advance and anticipation of the release of all new issues #7 through #12, Vault will be kicking off the new year with reprints of #5 and #6.2019 will also see the addition of artist Ashley Woods (Lady Castle, Tomb Raider)
to the HEATHEN creative team, who will be handling the page layouts and pencils beginning in #9, alongside creator Natasha Alterici and letterer Rachel Deering.
“Ashley is superbly talented, her characters are alive and expressive, her worlds vivid and wondrous," said Alterici. "I am confident in her skills and her vision, and I am so pleased to have her as a part of team HEATHEN.”
“I’m ecstatic about being on board for Heathen. I have thoroughly enjoyed reading the first 6 issues, Natasha’s writing and storytelling is very ethereal. I’m excited to join forces with her,” said Woods.
As announced in 2018, Constantin Films and Prime Universe have teamed to adapt the title into a film, with a script written by Kerry Williamson (Alex Cross, What Happened To Monday).
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BOOM! Studios announced today the company’s exclusive merchandise debuting at ALA Midwinter 2019 to be held from January 25th-29th, 2019 at the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle, WA.
The award-winning publisher will debut these new exclusives at Booth #626
, which will sport a fresh new environment alongside advance looks at key 2019 graphic novel titles including Buffy The Vampire Slayer
(Jordie Bellaire, Dan Mora, & Joss Whedon), The Avant-Guards
(Carly Usdin & Noah Hayes), The Magicians: Alice’s Story
(Lev Grossman, Lilah Sturges & Pius Bak), and Just Beyond: The Scare School
(R.L Stine, Kelly & Nichole Matthews) and more!
The exclusive merchandise available to attendees at BOOM! Studios’ booth includes:Buffy the Vampire Slayer #1 ALA MW Variant Cover
with cover art by George Schall
Free to librarians and educators, exclusively available at signing opportunities with Jordie Bellaire from 3:30-4:30pm on Saturday, January 26th and 11-12pm on Sunday, January 27th Buffy the Vampire Slayer Limited Edition Tote Bag
with art by George Schall
Free to librarians and educators, available at BOOM! Studios booth #626 while supplies last beginning Friday, January 25th Just Beyond: The Scare School ALA MW Exclusive Chapter One ARC
Free to librarians and educators, available at BOOM! Studios booth #626 while supplies last beginning Friday, January 25th The Magicians: Alice's Story ALA MW Exclusive Chapter One ARC
Free to librarians and educators, available during signing opportunity with Lilah Sturges from 1-2pm on Saturday, January 26th Ben 10: The Truth is Out There ALA MW Exclusive Print
Free to librarians and educators, available during signing opportunity with CB Lee from 11-12pm on Saturday, January 26th and 3-4pm on Sunday, January 27th ALA Midwinter Ribbons
Free in a dozen styles, available at BOOM! Studios booth #626 while supplies last beginning Friday, January 25th
In addition to visiting the booth for signings and giveaways, attendees are invited to stop by the BOOM! Studios for the BOOM! Studios Tea Time
between 4-5pm on Saturday, January 26th and Sunday, January 27th to indulge in some tea, cookies and comics discussion with BOOM! Studios staff and creators.
BOOM! Studios will also host a star-studded roundtable panel discussion on graphic fiction, with full details below:
Monday, January 28th BOOM! STUDIOS: DISCOVER YOURS AT ALA MIDWINTER
(10:00-10:50AM, Pop Top Stage)
Join Jordie Bellaire (Buffy The Vampire Slayer), Lilah Sturges (Lumberjanes: The Infernal Compass and The Magicians: Alice's Story) and CB Lee (Ben 10: The Truth is Out There) for a discussion on the diverse, award-winning imprints of BOOM! Studios, Archaia, BOOM! Box, and KaBOOM!. Hosted by Arune Singh (VP Marketing, BOOM! Studios), this roundtable discussion will tackle the challenges in creating original concepts in the current market; modernizing beloved pop culture icons; and the path forward to a more inclusive industry.
“BOOM! Studios is heading to ALA Midwinter with a guarantee for every librarian - you’ll leave our booth with more than one new book perfect for the patrons walking through your doors every day,” said Arune Singh, VP Marketing, BOOM! Studios. “We’re excited to meet each of the librarians making such a huge impact in their communities by offering them different limited edition exclusives, meet & greet opportunities with some of our most popular creators, an exciting selection of graphic novels from our diverse library, tasty treats and more each day!”