LION FORGE ADDS GREG TUMBARELLO AND JEREMY ATKINS TO STAFF12/11/17 @ 4:06 pm EST
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'THE BOYS': NEW CASTINGS IN AMAZONíS SUPERHERO DRAMA SERIES01/17/18 @ 10:54 pm EST
Lion Forge announces four new hires in its editorial and marketing departments today, including industry veterans Greg Tumbarello and Jeremy Atkins. These two join the rapidly growing publisher alongside multiple hires in each department’s junior staff. Grace Bornhoft joins as assistant editor and Madeline Roy as marketing associate.
“Greg’s extensive industry experience, comics acumen, and talent connections will help position us to meet the future of Lion Forge—and the comics industry as a whole—head on,” says Andrea Colvin, executive editor. “And adding Grace to our editorial support staff brings a level of publishing know-how and trade experience that will further help set us apart.”
“I’m incredibly excited to join the team at Lion Forge, a company without creative boundaries whose mission is to bring forward-thinking comics to fans and retailers everywhere,” said Tumbarello. “I look forward to my new home where I can continue to create thrilling new comics that tell deeply compelling and diverse stories while working with some of the most talented individuals in the industry today.”
“I’ve had my eye on Lion Forge comics for a long time, and I’m excited to finally play a part in their work making comics for everyone,” says Grace Bornhoft.
“I have admired the work Jeremy has done in his comics career and am excited that he is on board with Lion Forge,” says Rich Johnson, VP of sales, marketing, and business development. “Greg and I worked together and I know that he will make a huge contribution to Lion Forge and the comics industry.”
“Lion Forge boasts not only one of the most diverse and exciting publishing lines in comics today, but one of the hardest working teams of experienced and dedicated professionals in the business,” says Atkins. “I have been lucky in my career to work with true visionaries and innovators, and I am thrilled to continue this tradition at Lion Forge; an organization which is truly evolving the medium of comic book storytelling Wednesday after Wednesday.”
“I am so eager to start my journey with Lion Forge and the people who work there,” says Madeline Roy. “It’s an excellent team that I’m very excited to be a part of.”
Greg Tumbarello has over fifteen years professional experience in the comics and entertainment industry, having previously worked as an editor, writer and producer for MTV Networks, Image Comics, The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund, and Tokyopop. For the past seven years he has been an editor at Legendary Entertainment after cofounding and structuring their successful comic book division with acclaimed editor Bob Schreck. During his tenure, he’s worked on New York Times best-selling graphic novels such as Godzilla: Awakening and Pacific Rim: Tales from Year Zero. He was an integral part of the team that brought to life Grant Morrison and Frazer Irving’s Annihilator, which garnered an Eisner Award nomination for Best Writer and Frank Miller’s Holy Terror, which launched the division as a top ten comics publisher.
Grace Bornhoft has had a passion for books her whole life. Growing up with eight siblings, reading and writing was integral to her family’s upbringing. She knew she wanted to work with books from a young age. She received her bachelor’s in English from Rockhurst University in 2014 but didn’t stop there. She immediately went on to get her master’s in English from the University of Missouri-Kansas City, where her passion for publishing began to grow. During her time in graduate school, Grace also worked as an intern at Andrews McMeel Publishing where she was soon promoted to production editor, working on comics including Big Nate, Dilbert, Peanuts, Zits, and Doonesbury. Now Lion Forge’s newest editorial assistant, Grace is eager to bring her passion and love of books to the new and growing comics world at Lion Forge.
Jeremy Atkins has nearly two decades of experience at the forefront of tastemaker pop culture publicity. His work earned him profiles in the Wall Street Journal and Ready Made. He began his career in PR as head of promotions for iconic indie label K Records (home to early releases by Beck and Modest Mouse), then entered the world of publishing as lead publicist for Dark Horse Comics. During his ten-year tenure, Atkins oversaw publicity for every title associated with the storied brand, including Hellboy and Sin City, as well as licensed properties like Star Wars and Buffy the Vampire Slayer. He worked as director of marketing for craft beer giant Rogue Ales and in recent years, founded Seen All Over Media, a boutique firm representing special projects and titles for Lion Forge, Heavy Metal, Dynamite Entertainment, Insight Editions, MAD Events, Vault Comics, and more.
Madeline Roy grew up in the suburbs of St. Louis and graduated from Southeast Missouri State University with a bachelor in public relations and a minor in theater. She got her start at a small software company where she learned the tools of the trade in marketing and coordinating trade shows. She comes to Lion Forge with five years of trade show experience and a love for cats, video games, and overall pop culture. A fun fact about her is that she’s into voice acting in her free time.
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VLAD TO SEE YOU! JUBILEE BACK IN LAND OF LIVING01/17/18 @ 7:01 pm EST
New names taking on roles in an old comic book favorite as "The Boys" heads to TV, reports Deadline
Antony Starr ("American Gothic"), Dominique McElligott ("The Last Tycoon"), Chace Crawford ("Gossip Girl"), Jessie T. Usher ("Survivor’s Remorse") and Nathan Mitchell ("iZombie") have joined Erin Moriarty as leads in Amazon’s straight-to-series drama.
"The Boys" revolves around a group of vigilantes known informally as “the boys” who set out to take down corrupt superheroes with no more than blue-collar grit and a willingness to fight dirty. It's based on the comic book by Garth Ennis ("Preacher") and Darick Robertson.
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SPOILERS for Generation X #86 follow.The stakes couldn't be higher! Literally! (via ComicBook)CASTING BEGINS FOR 'SPAWN'01/17/18 @ 6:40 pm EST
For the last few years, former happy-go-lucky mall rat Jubilee has lived as a vampire, not your best situation even amid mutants. (Ask Bloodstorm.)
But in this week's "Generation X" #86, a miracle -- tied to the Phoenix Force, coinkydinkally -- occurs and Xavier's School welcomes Jubilation Lee to the land of the living again, with her original (it is assumed) power set.
We know baby Shogo will welcome the change!
"Generation X" is on sale now!
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ComicBookI AM REPTAR! HEAR ME ROAR, RUGRATS!01/17/18 @ 6:33 pm EST
is reporting that casting has begun for a new "Spawn" film.
"We just officially the other day had our first casting meeting, and so what that means for anyone listening today is with the final script we're going to start sending that into Hollywood to actually go pick up the cast members," Spawn creator Todd McFarlane told ComicBook.
"So what you do during those first couple of meetings is go through all the characters and then sort of throw some names and bat some names around for people you think might fit it," McFarlane explained. "More specifically, are there actors or characters you've seen in other movies that you think fall into that pool, because all of that gives the casting director a picture so that they can go 'oh, okay, I know who to go after now that we're doing it.' So we've officially begun the casting process."
No official release date has been announced.
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MARVELíS HULK VARIANTS SMASH THEIR WAY INTO COMIC SHOPS01/17/18 @ 6:25 pm EST
BOOM! Studios today announcedRUGRATS: R IS FOR REPTAR 2018 SPECIAL #1, an all-new oversized one shot comic about everyone’s favorite T-Rex arrives in stores April 2018. When the power goes out at the Pickles home, the babies and adults come together to share their own personal favorite Reptar stories. This graphic novel is based on Nickelodeon's original animated series, Rugrats
Writer Nicole Andelfinger (Munchkin
), along with artists Edras Cristóbal (Marvel Adventures
), Sarah Webb (Kochab
), Brittney Williams (Goldie Vance
) and Ilaria Catalani, deliver a unique collection of short stories by Grandpa Lou, Phil & Lil, Angelica Pickles, Susie Carmichael and Tommy Pickles, each sharing their own version of Reptar.
“The fans demanded it and now we’re thrilled to put the spotlight on Reptar,” said Whitney Leopard, Editor, BOOM! Studios. “While you’ve seen the world’s favorite green dino in our monthly Rugrats
series, we knew that was only the beginning. Now you’re going to see that there’s no such thing as too much Reptar!”
RUGRATS: R IS FOR REPTAR 2018 SPECIAL #1 features a main cover by Savanna Ganucheau (Adventure Time Comics
) and a variant cover by Matt Frank (Godzilla
). This special is the latest release from BOOM! Studios’ critically acclaimed KaBOOM! imprint, publisher of world-class licensed series such asRocko’s Modern Life
, Steven Universe
, Over the Garden Wall
, along with original series like Brave Chef Brianna
by Sam Sykes and Selina Espiritu, and The Deep
by Tom Taylor and James Brouwer.
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MEDIA ALERT - NO ONE IS ABOVE THE LAW OF ROBOCOP01/17/18 @ 7:16 pm EST
He’s back. He’s mad as hell. And you’ve never
seen a Hulk this angry before.
This February, Marvel will help appease the green goliath’s anger by introducing the HULK VARIANT COVER PROGRAM. Showcasing key moments in the Hulk’s past life, these covers will feature art by some of the industry’s top creators and rising stars, including Mike McKone, Marco Checchetto, Stephanie Hans, Dale Keown, Ron Lim, and more.
Look for Marvel’s Hulk variant covers on these select titles:
1. ALL-NEW WOLVERINE by MIKE PERKINS
2. AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #795 by DALE KEOWN
3. AVENGERS #679 by RAMON PEREZ
4. BLACK PANTHER #170 by ANNA RUD
5. CAPTAIN AMERICA #698 by BILQUIS EVELY
6. DAREDEVIL #598 by MARCO CHECCHETTO
7. DEFENDERS #10 by STEPHANIE HANS
8. DESPICABLE DEADPOOL #294 by DANIEL WARREN JOHNSON
9. DOCTOR STRANGE #385 by MIKE DEODATO
10. INCREDIBLE HULK #713 by JOHN TYLER CHRISTOPHER
11. INFINITY COUNTDOWN PRIME #1 by MARCOS MARTIN
12. INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #597 by CHRIS STEVENS
13. MARVEL TWO-IN-ONE #3 by MIKE HAWTHORNE
14. MIGHTY THOR #704 by TYLER KIRKHAM
15. OLD MAN HAWKEYE #2 by TERRY DODSON
16. OLD MAN LOGAN #35 by STEVE MCNIVEN
17. PETER PARKER: THE SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN #300 by DAVID NAKAYAMA
18. ROGUE & GAMBIT #2 by MIKE MCKONE
19. VENOM #161 by RON LIM
20. X-MEN: GOLD #21 by ADI GRANOV
The first wave of HULK VARIANT COVERS will hit comic shops on February 7th. Don’t miss your chance to collect all 20 variants, coming to comic shops this February!
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IDW PUBLISHING SCORES 17 DIAMOND GEM AWARD NOMINATIONS01/17/18 @ 6:01 pm EST
BOOM! Studios today announced ROBOCOP: CITIZENS ARREST, an all-new comic book series premiering in April 2018. Visionary writer Brian Wood (DMZ, Briggs Land
) and fan-favorite artist Jorge Coelho (Venom
) present a chilling view of the future where justice is crowdsourced, set 30 years after the events of the landmark original RoboCop
In the decades since the RoboCop program first began, corporations have taken over public services and the government—and law enforcement is the biggest private contract of all. Traditional police forces no longer exist as all citizens are encouraged—and rewarded—to spy on their neighbors.
There is only one authority on the streets: ROBOCOP.
remains a favorite film of mine, and was an early influence on the type of stories I sought out to read and watch, and eventually to create on my own,” said Wood. “It's an honor to write this series, to write Alex Murphy, and to show everyone how much the core themes of RoboCop
– police brutality, union busting, media manipulation, privatization of law enforcement and the marginalization of poor people – are, incredibly, just as relevant now as they were in the 80's."
"Some movies transcend cinema,” said Jorge Coelho. “As classics they hold that enigmatic mix of timing and ideas that, somehow, make them endure the test of time - for me, RoboCop
is one of them. I can still see myself as that big eyed kid devouring everything about the concept decades before I knew what dystopia is, it made me a fan of science fiction and social commentary. Strong, unapologetic characters living in a world close enough to ours, fantastic enough to capture our imagination and keep its spell alive. Citizens Arrest
will add new characters and a vision in comic form that will treat readers and lifetime fans with the love and respect this cinema classic deserves"
ROBOCOP: CITIZENS ARREST #1 features a main cover by Nimit Malavia (Fables
), along with variants by David Rubin (Black Hammer
) and Jim Towe (Youngblood
“The best stories not only entertain but also force us to reflect on today’s world and ask the tough questions – a hallmark of Brian Wood’s powerful work,” said Sierra Hahn, Senior Editor, BOOM! Studios. “Bringing Brian’s unflinching writing together with the gritty artwork of Jorge Coelho, ROBOCOP: CITIZENS ARREST is perfect for anyone new to the franchise and a special treat for longtime fans.”
“More than ever, societal norms are being challenged and we’re asking what kind of future we’re creating – and ROBOCOP: CITIZENS ARREST is about what happens when we abdicate that responsibility,” explained Eric Harburn, Editor, BOOM! Studios. “This is a love letter to the socio-political prescience of the originalRoboCop
film, but also a story that stands on its own, inspired by modern day events and concerns.”
ROBOCOP: CITIZENS ARREST #1 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
, Planet of the Apes
, Big Trouble in Little China
, Victor LaValle’s Destroyer
, Mech Cadet Yu
, Grass Kings
, and Klaus
Print copies of ROBOCOP: CITIZENS ARREST #1 will be available for sale in April 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, including comiXology, iBooks, Google Play, and the BOOM! Studios app.
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IDW is proud to announce that it was nominated for a total of 17 awards for the annual industry-wide Diamond Gem Awards in multiple categories, including 2017 Comic Book Publisher of the Year as well as Game Manufacturer of the Year. This makes IDW the only company to be represented in both of those prestigious categories.WANTED: ACE REPORTER -- IS 'SUPERGIRL' CASTING FOR LOIS LANE 01/17/18 @ 11:05 am EST
Awarded by Diamond Comics Distributors, the world’s largest distributor of English-language comics, graphic novels, and pop-culture related merchandise, the Gem Awards are recognized within the comic book industry as a pinnacle of achievement for publishers, selected by a panel of Diamond product specialists based on sales performance and quality.
Other coveted categories IDW was recognized for include 2017 Comic Book of the Year (in both the over and under $3.99 categories), 2017 Licensed Comic of the Year, 2017 Best New Comic Book Series, 2017 Original Graphic Novel of the Year, and many more.
“We’re honored and thrilled to be acknowledged by Diamond in so many categories,” said IDW Publisher and President Greg Goldstein. “IDW holds itself to the highest standard of quality, and this volume of nominations confirms that our retailers and consumers recognize that we deliver on that commitment.”2017 Nominations:
2017 Comic Book Publisher of the Year – Over 3% IDW Publishing
2017 Backlist Publisher of the Year IDW Publishing
2017 Comic Book of the Year $3.99 or Under Star Trek TNG: Mirror Broken #1
2017 Comic Book of the Year – Over $3.99 TMNT Ongoing #75
2017 Licensed Comic of the Year Star Wars Adventures #1
2017 Best New Comic Book Series Star Wars Adventures
2017 Original Graphic Novel of the Year Lennon: The New York Years
2017 Indie Graphic Novel of the Year Calamity JaneSh*t My President Says: The Illustrated Tweets of Donald Trump
2017 Reprint TP or HC of the Year Mystery Society: The Definitive Edition
2017 Anthology of the Year Love is Love GN
2017 Best All Ages Series DuckTales
2017 Best All Ages Original/Reprint GN My Little Pony Movie Prequel
2017 Best Free Comic Book Day Book FCBD 2017 Star Trek: The Next Generation – Mirror Broken
2017 Trade Book of the Year Bernie Wrightson Artifact Edition HC Cvrs. A & B
2017 Game Manufacturer of the Year IDW Games
2017 Game Product of the Year Machi Koro: Bright Lights, Big City Card Game
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Omega Underground'LOGAN,' 'WONDER WOMAN' AMONG USC SCRIPTER AWARD FINALISTS01/17/18 @ 10:49 am EST
is reporting that The Daily Planet's top reporter just may be coming to National City, at least for awhile.
The site uncovered news that a casting call possibly went out from The CW's "Supergirl" in search of Lois Lane. The legendary DC character has been referenced on the show during visits by Kara's cousin, Clark Kent/Superman. And Lois' sister Lucy was a major player in the series' first season.
Omega Underground's find centers around an audition tape of actress Sarah Ceballos reading for the part of Lois Lane.
Of course, when or even if the character would appear is up in the air. The series' Season 3 is currently on hiatus due to the firing of Andrew Kreisberg.
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The Hollywood ReporterKITTY & PETER: IS IT JUST A PHASE?01/17/18 @ 10:37 am EST
says that two superhero movies are among the finalists for the 2018 USC Scripter Awards. Any guesses?
Since their runs this year, "Logan" and "Wonder Woman" have been the talk inside comic book movie fandom and out. Way out!
Critics and folks who had never seen a magic lasso or heard the sound "Snikt!" heaped praises on those two films, one of Marvel and one of DC.
The film award has been handed out since 1988, with the TV award added in 2016. The Scripter selection committee, chaired by USC professor and former Writers Guild of America, West, president Howard Rodman, chose the finalists from a field of 91 film and 28 TV adaptations.
For a complete list and more details, click here
. Winners will be revealed at the 30th annual USC Scripter Awards on Saturday, Feb. 10.
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SPOILERS for X-Men Gold #20 follow. Really!
One of Marvel's longest-running superhero romances may be headed to the altar. (via ComicBook
Comes the conclusion of the "Negative Zone War" and our merry mutants are back on Earth and back at the school. In a reversal of a moment earlier in the run of "X-Men Gold," Kitty Pryde asks Colussus to marry her.
The issue ends before Colossus gives an answer so fans will have to check back to see how things go from here.
The other shoe waiting to drop is that superhero marriages seldom go well, even after the pronouncement of man and wife. You can list your own examples.
"X-Men Gold" #20 is in stores today!