|THE DEMON TAKES ON THE DEADITES AS THE KISS ARMY MEETS THE ARMY OF DARKNESS 11/21/17 @ 3:46 pm EST
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Dynamite Entertainment proudly brings together two of its bestselling brands for a horror/music extravaganza in KISS/Army of Darkness #1, the debut issue in a new comic book series uniting the legendary rock 'n' roll band with the comic industry's grooviest of character! Written by Chad Bowers and Chris Sims (X-Men '92, Deadpool) and illustrated by Ruairi Coleman (Star Wars: Rebels, TMNT Amazing Adventures), the KISS/Army of Darkness miniseries event is set to launch in February 2018.
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KISS is on top of the world and rocking faces until the night disciples of The Destroyer show up and the band disappears. With the tour canceled, a young Ash misses one of the most important events of his life that will change his destiny. Now the Chosen One has to get back on the right path and join the KISS ARMY OF DARKNESS.
Co-writer Chad Bowers says, "With Ash vs. The Army or Darkness, Chris and I were given kind of carte blanche to do whatever we wanted to the world of AOD, and we went for broke. We introduced some new characters and concepts, and built a legacy for Ash's comics adventures that I'm immensely proud of, but not in a million years could I have guessed we'd get to continue that momentum with the added bonus of tossing the world's greatest rock n' roll band into the mix! I've been in the tank for KISS since I was in middle school. I remember buying the KISS tribute album, KISS My Ass for the Lemonheads (they covered Plaster Caster), which lead to me picking up Greatest Hits, and so on. But when I found out there was a KISS comic with blood in it, I signed up for life! Of course, I adore the songs (literally listening to Do You Love Me right now), but I'm just as obsessed with the way KISS transcends the music to become something of a genre themselves. It's something I think about a lot, honestly, so no surprise, it's a big part of our story too!"
Co-writer Chris Sims says, "When it comes to Army of Darkness, I guess you could say that Ash is a bit of a gambler, but he's nobody's fool. And since our first story was set back at Alan Shepard High, we're looking forward to showing him some things that you can't learn in school. Okay, okay, I'll stop with the deep-cut lyrics now, but for real -- if you thought Deadites at Homecoming and the Supernatural Military-Adjacent Response Team were taking Ash in a new direction, just wait until you see how we team him up with the Starchild, Space Ace, the Demon, and the Catman. In the grand tradition of the film, we're tearing up the entire space-time continuum and if you think you know how weird this is gonna get... well, you sure know somethin'!"
Artist Ruairi Coleman says, "Having done some work for Dynamite in the past, I've really been wanting to get my foot in the door here for a long time so I can play in the sandbox of the amazing licenses they have. Chief among those, and high up on my bucket list, is Army of Darkness: Hail to the king, baby! So, when I was offered the job of drawing the KISS/Army of Darkness crossover, I couldn't believe my luck! The concept is totally bonkers, but in a way, that would make complete sense in the world of Army of Darkness. Thinking about it, I'm surprised it hasn't been done already and I'm honored (and more than a little intimidated) to be the guy who draws it."
"After a more than 40-year career, KISS continues to be one of rock's most celebrated bands, while Army of Darkness continues to be a staple in the comic book industry. We're both honored to have the opportunity to work so closely with Gene and Paul to bring their world-renowned alter-egos to comics alongside our very own Ashy Slashy," says Nick Barrucci, CEO and Publisher of Dynamite Entertainment. "The raging guitar chords and pyrotechnic spectacle of their stage shows could have come straight from the pages of the Necronomicon, and this epic battle between The Demon and Deadites will appeal to the hellions in all of us!"
As America's #1 Gold Record Award winning group of all time (and that's in every category), KISS can easily be named one of rock's most influential bands. The Rock N Roll Hall of Famers have released 44 albums and sold more than 100 million albums worldwide. The origins of KISS comic books date almost as far back as the inception as the band itself, having been an integral part of comics culture since their 1977 appearance in Howard the Duck #12 and 1978's Marvel Comics Super Special: Kiss. Today, nearly 40 years later, Dynamite Entertainment is the proud home to the comic book series KISS, KISS: The Demon, KISS/Vampirella, and now KISS/Army of Darkness.
Army of Darkness is a 1992 fantasy/comedy film with strong horror elements starring Bruce Campbell (Burn Notice), the third installment in a trilogy featuring reluctant hero Ash Williams. Directed by Sam Raimi (Spider-Man), the film saw its tough-as-nails, wise-cracking protagonist transported from the modern era to the Dark Ages in his continuing war against demonic evil. Army of Darkness generated a dedicated fan following for its premise and lead actor. Since 2004, Dynamite Entertainment has been the proud home to Army of Darkness comic books.
The debut issue of KISS/Army of Darkness features a wide selection of cover variants, providing fans and retailers with the freedom of choice! Three art covers feature the talents of Kyle Strahm (KISS: the Demon, Army of Darkness/Xena Warrior Princess: Forever….and a Day), Goni Montes (KISS, SwordQuest, Mighty Morphin Power Rangers), and Ken Haeser (KISS: the Demon, Ash vs the Army of Darkness, Hatchet), respectively. XXX limited variant editions in "Black & White" and "Virgin Art" formats are also available as retailer incentives for comic shops that support the launch issue by achieving stocking thresholds.
KISS/Army of Darkness #1 will be solicited in Diamond Comic Distributors' December 2017 Previews catalog, the premier source of merchandise for the comic book specialty market, and slated for release in February 2018. Comic book fans are encouraged to reserve copies of KISS/Army of Darkness #1 with their local comic book retailers. KISS/Army of Darkness #1 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.
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NEW TRAILER FOR SYFY'S PRE-SUPES 'KRYPTON'12/08/17 @ 11:48 pm EST
At Comic Con Experience CCXP17 in São Paulo, Brazil today, Christopher Miller and Phil Lord presented the official title and teaser trailer for Columbia Pictures and Sony Pictures Animation’s "Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse." (via Deadline
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ERIKA LEWIS AND J.K. WOODWARD'S THE 49TH KEY SELLS OUT UPON RELEASE12/08/17 @ 11:16 pm EST
Like any other entry in the popular "Star Wars" saga, fans are talking about "The Last Jedi" before it is even on the big screen. Even moreso now, since that is not far away.
But until The Force arrives anew, it looks as though Disney-Pixar's "Coco" is still reigning champ and will dominate North America with about $18 million at 3,748 sites, early estimates showed Friday. (via Variety
)In its third week at the B.O., "Coco" has headed the primary slot amid a sea of holdovers.
Disney-Lucasfilm’s “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” is expected to dominate when it opens on Dec. 15.
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BOOM! STUDIOS AND SABAN BRANDS ANNOUNCE MIGHTY MORPHIN POWER RANGERS: RANGERS AND ZORDS POSTER BOOK12/08/17 @ 11:09 pm EST
For forty years, Heavy Metal
the leading anthology of science fiction and fantasy, breaking new talent, and providing a platform for legends in comics and genre to push the boundaries of visual storytelling. This tradition continues in The 49TH Key
, an original story from Erika Lewis and artist J.K. Woodward, which premiered in the pages of the historic magazine in 2015. Now, upon today’s release of this anticipated graphic novel in comic shops, the book is sold out at Diamond Comic Distributors!49th Key
is based on the 16th century legend of Enochian magic, which tells of a secret language of angels. The first chapter in an expansive fantasy series tells of a rogue archeologist and a young mute boy on a treacherous journey through England to bring the boy home. The boy turns out to be the key to a gateway between our world and that of Enochia, a magical society that exists below the Earth's surface, filled with fantasy creatures and highly advanced humans.
has always been about unique and imaginative worlds. Erika Lewis and JK Woodward’s vision for Enochia is a perfect continuation of that tradition” said Heavy Metal’s Jeff Krelitz. “I couldn’t be more excited for this story to be the first to be collected in the modern era of the brand, and am thrilled retailers supported it with such strong orders.”
“The script offers a journey of twists, turns and revelations that take the reader through multiple and fantastic settings. It was visually a thrill to paint and challenged me artistically like no other project. I couldn't be prouder to be a part of this” says artist J.K. Woodward
“A simple visit to the British Museum sparked an idea. While living in London, the story started to come together. And with J.K. Woodward's incredible talent, it now comes to life” says writer Erika Lewis.
Erika Lewis and J.K. Woodward’s The 49TH Key
is a beautifully painted 120 page original graphic novel, which was initially serialized in Heavy Metal Magazine from 2015-2016. With 12 never-before-seen pages, signed and limited first printings of this collected edition are ONLY available in your local comic shop, while supplies last. The title will release in limited quantities in finer bookstores everywhere on Decemeber 19. Details on second printing are forthcoming.
Erika Lewis graduated from Vanderbilt University and went on to earn an Advanced Certificate in Creative Writing from Stony Brook University. In addition to a successful career in television, Lewis is the author of the recently released Game of Shadows
from Tor Books, Firebrand
from Legendary Comics. www.erikalewis.com
J.K. Woodward started his professional comics career in 2003 and went on to work on several titles for IDW, BOOM! Studios, Dark Horse, Archaia and Marvel. He’s worked on such titles as X-Men Origins:Beast, Star Trek, Doctor Who
,Peter David’s Fallen Angel
, Mars Attacks
and more. He currently illustrates Peter David's Fallen Angel as a reoccurring miniseries for IDW as well as various cover and sequential work for multiple publications. His most current projects include illustration for the Star Trek/Doctor Who, 8-issue mini series, Assimilation2, Star Trek: City on the Edge of Forever, the Harlan Ellison original Teleplay and the latest Star Trek mini series, Star Trek The Next Generation: Mirror Broken, written by Scott and Dave Tipton.
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GAME ON FOR DODGE CITY12/08/17 @ 11:07 pm EST
BOOM! Studios and Saban Brands announce the oversized MIGHTY MORPHIN POWER RANGERS: RANGERS AND ZORDS POSTER BOOK, featuring a curated collection of 20 iconic cover images from the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers
comic book series, illustrated by fan-favorite artist Goñi Montes. The posters, which measure 11” x 16” and are suitable for framing, are perfect for display in the home or office and add a morphinominal touch to any wall.
Following the success of the first Power Rangers poster book that BOOM! Studios released with Saban Brands this past September, the MIGHTY MORPHIN POWER RANGERS: RANGERS AND ZORDS POSTER BOOK is an ideal follow up. For 25 years, Saban’s Power Rangers and their Zords have continued to be poster-worthy pop culture icons.
“The response to the first Power Rangers poster book was so tremendous, we knew we had to offer fans more,” said Dafna Pleban, Editor, BOOM! Studios. “We’re always working with Saban Brands to bring fans exciting, new interpretations of Powers Rangers’ iconic character and focusing on Goñi’s art for this new book was a no-brainer. Hisimages helped launched the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers
comic book series and are instantly recognizable, so I hope you have enough wall space for all 20 posters!”
MIGHTY MORPHIN POWER RANGERS: RANGERS AND ZORDS POSTER BOOK will be available for sale May 2018 at local comic book shops (to find a shop near you, visit comicshoplocator.com
) or booksellers like Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Books-A-Million. The previous publication, Mighty Morphin Power Rangers Poster Book
, is currently available.
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MAX BEMIS AND MICHAEL DIALYNAS INVITE YOU TO WITNESS LUCY DREAMING12/08/17 @ 11:04 pm EST
BOOM! Studios is psyched to announce DODGE CITY, a new sports comic/teen comedy series debuting March 2018 about the high-energy chaos, heightened drama, and exaggerated costumes of competitive dodgeball, and one team’s quest to make it all the way to the regional championships. Writer Josh Trujillo (Adventure Time
) and illustrator Cara McGee (Over the Garden Wall
) suit up to tell the story of the Jazz Pandas co-ed dodgeball team—the worst team in their league and made up of outcasts—and the efforts of their new captain, Tomás, who, despite being the youngest and least experienced member of the team, is really, really good at dodgeball.
“DODGE CITY is inspired by my years of playing dodgeball, along with the uncertainties of growing up,” said Trujillo. “Dodgeball, like being a teenager, is incredibly chaotic—the only way you can ‘win’ is by finding a community and working together.”
The characters in DODGE CITY and its genre drew McGee to the project almost immediately. “The cast is easily one of the most diverse I've seen in a story like this, and is an opportunity for me to get out of my own comfort zone with my art and character designs, which I'm very excited about,” said McGee. “Josh just has such a great way with making interesting characters dealing with realistic struggles, which I think is amazing. And as a big fan of sports anime and manga I'm super pumped to draw something in that genre.”
DODGE CITY is the latest release from BOOM! Studios’ critically acclaimed BOOM! Box imprint, home to popular original series such as Lumberjanes
by Shannon Watters, Grace Ellis, Brooke A. Allen, and Noelle Stevenson; Giant Days
by John Allison, Lissa Treiman, and Max Sarin; The Backstagers
by James Tynion IV and Rian Sygh; SLAM!
by Pamela Ribon and Veronica Fish; and Goldie Vance
by Hope Larson and Brittney Williams.
"Josh and Cara are two creators whose work I have admired deeply for a long time, and it's such a pleasure to see them taking on the joyful intensity of competitive dodgeball and teenage FEELINGS together,” said Shannon Watters, Editor, BOOM! Studios. “I could not be more excited for you to read DODGE CITY."
DODGE CITY #1 will feature a main cover by Cara McGee and a variant cover by Natacha Bustos (Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur
). Print copies will be available for sale March 2018 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 like comiXology, iBooks, Google Play, and the BOOM! Studios app.
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'ARROW': MIDSEASON PROMO RELEASED12/08/17 @ 2:20 pm EST
BOOM! Studios is pleased to announce LUCY DREAMING, a new limited series debuting March 2018 from Say Anything frontman Max Bemis (Moon Knight, Polarity
) and GLAAD Award-winning artist Michael Dialynas (The Woods, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
) about a young girl who goes to sleep every night and becomes the hero of all of her favorite stories, living out grand adventures and learning more about the reality she lives in than she could ever learn in her waking life.
“I wanted to create a comic book I could give to my daughter when she’s old enough to read,” said Bemis. “Plus, as a kid, I remember enjoying Star Wars
, The Goonies
, and Indiana Jones
—things that were larger-than-life adventures. I wanted to do something like that.”
Lucy is a grumpy, emotive, full-of-life, 13-year-old girl who keeps waking up in the shoes of various archetypal female heroes. One night she’ll wake up as a space princess turned rebel leader, another night she’ll be a reluctant heroine who becomes the symbolic motivation for an entire country to revolt. But as fantastic as these “dreams” are, they carry the same life-and-death stakes as if Lucy was awake in real life. The reason why all this is happening to her, though, is a secret for now.
“I don’t want to spoil why it happens,” Bemis said. “But I will say it’s a confusing time for Lucy. She’s on the cusp of young adulthood and doesn’t feel like she fits in. She looks down on the hypocrisy she sees surrounding her so she’s escaped into the world of fiction.”
BOOM! Studios published Bemis’ first original comics work, Polarity
, in 2013, followed by Evil Empire
and Oh, Killstrike
. With artist Michael Dialynas, the publisher recently published the conclusion to his award-winning, long-running series, The Woods
, with writer James Tynion IV.
“After drawing a four-year long YA series on a murderous planet in a galaxy far far away, LUCY DREAMING seemed like a perfect opportunity to stretch my muscles on a fun story involving multiple universes and different genres,” said Dialynas. “The fact that I'll get to play around with a new style AND build up a few new worlds is very exciting for me!”
LUCY DREAMING #1 will have a cover illustrated by interior artist Michael Dialynas. Print copies will be available for sale March 2018 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 like comiXology, iBooks, Google Play, and the BOOM! Studios app.
"Over the past few years, Max has proven himself to be one of the most exciting new voices in comics, with the writing chops to back it up," said Eric Harburn, Editor, BOOM! Studios. "Brought to life by Mike's immense, emotive talents, LUCY DREAMING is fun, dark, aspirational, and thought-provoking."
LUCY DREAMING 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 Mighty Morphin Power Rangers
, Big Trouble in Little China
,Victor LaValle’s Destroyer
, Mech Cadet Yu
, Grass Kings
, and Klaus
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Is Kilgrave back in Jessica Jones' (Krysten Ritter) life?
Marvel's super-detective killed her mind-controlling abuser (David Tennant) at the end of Season 1 of the Netflix series, but what does the first S2 still photo -- released by EW
below -- say about Jessica's situation ... or her mental wherewithal?
"Jessica Jones" returns for its second season in 2018.