Saturday, March 28, 2015

The Big Guy and Rusty the Boy Robot Hardcover Collection from Dark Horse Comics

 Front and center, kiddos! Here comes action! Here comes adventure! Here comes The Big Guy and Rusty the Boy Robot—a roller-coaster ride through the minds of Geof Darrow and Frank Miller, the tag team that set you reeling with their hard-hitting series Hard Boiled!
Everything you remember about being eight years old and watching monster movies is right here, but with all the magnified detail that you always wanted to see, collected in hardcover for the first time ever!
With remastered color by the inimitable Dave Stewart, this stunning edition includes the Dark Horse Presents special and surprise extras!

The Big Guy and Rusty the Boy Robot Hardcover Collection will be in stores this October 2015. 

Godzilla in Hell Series from IDW Publishing

 In over six decades of battles and triumphs, Godzilla has never faced a challenge as great as what’s coming his way this July, when Godzilla goes to hell! In Godzilla in Hell, a five-issue miniseries launching in July, Godzilla will storm through the gates of hell itself, proving that the towering behemoth is King Of The Monsters both above and below!

With no warning and no sign of salvation, Godzilla is plummeted to the deepest, darkest bowels of the infernal kingdom. The mystery of what led to Godzilla’s damnation, and what it will face, will take readers on a dark and twisted journey unlike any Godzilla story before!

A rotating creative team will each take Godzilla through a new and more dangerous layer of Hell, beginning with none other than writer and artist James Stokoe, who is returning to the character for the first time since his haunting stunner of a miniseries, Godzilla: The Half Century War.

“Drawing Godzilla must be my comfort food, because it feels really great to come back and work on pages with IDW again,” said Stokoe, writer and artist on issue 1. “Also, the list of amazing creators they've tapped for this series beyond my issue feels equally great as a fan, especially with the theme everyone gets to play with. You can't get much bigger than Godzilla versus Hell!“

Successive issues in this five-part series will feature talents familiar to the Godzilla franchise, including the multi-talented writer/artists Bob Eggleton; and Dave Wachter; Wachter most recently wrapped up the apocalyptic take on Godzilla in Godzilla: Cataclysm.

New to the world of Godzilla will be writers Ulises Farinas, and Erick Freitas, together on issue #3 and Brandon Seifert, tackling issue #4; artists will be announced on these issues at a later time.

"I'm very proud with the level of quality we've brought to all of our Godzilla mini-series,” said editor Bobby Curnow. "Godzilla in Hell will prove no exception. It's been incredibly fun seeing the creator's imagination stretch to fully utilize this otherworldly premise."

This explosive new series will join a number of other major debuts in July as part of the Five Featured Firsts program, which launches a brand new title each and every week in July. Additionally, the debut issue will feature an EC Comics homage variant cover by Godzilla: Rulers of Earth artist Jeff Zornow as part of EC Cover Month!

Ashley Wood's String Divers is Coming to IDW Publishing

Acclaimed artist/designer Ashley Wood is preparing to launch his latest comic-book project at IDW this summer with String Divers, a comic series blending a team of robot adventures and string-theory physics! String Divers, directed and overseen by Wood and written by Wood’s Zombies vs. Robots co-creator Chris Ryall, features stunning artwork by Nelson Daniel and a concept that grows bigger the smaller it gets!

Spun out of Ashley Wood’s 3A Toys’ line of titular figures, String Divers incorporates string theory as threats to our universe at the sub-microscopic level have dire and lasting repercussions in our universe and across all dimensions.

“A chance to combine high adventure on a scale both bigger and smaller than what I’ve done before is appealing enough,” said writer/IDW Chief Creative Officer Chris Ryall, “but a chance to again work with Ash Wood and Nelson Daniel on a series packed with crazy action, mis-applied theoretical physics and micro-scale intrigue that affects the larger universe being built here is about as fun as comics gets.”

Ashley Wood will be providing story direction, concept design, art direction and covers for String Divers. Wood and Ryall are joined by Nelson Daniel, fresh off a long run on IDW’s Judge Dredd, on art. Daniel, who previously partnered with Ryall on the Stephen King/Joe Hill project, Road Rage, will again be providing art and colors on both interiors and variant covers of each issue.

“It’s always a pleasure to work with IDW and Chris,” said String Divers creator and toy designer Ashley Wood. “String Divers is just the first in a series of comics that sees IDW and 3A combine forces!”

String Divers #1, a 32-page, $3.99 comic, launches in August!

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Disneyland Diamond Celebration Star Wars R2-D60 Exclusive

Disneyland will be celebrating in a big way this year with their 60th Anniversary. The Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, CA. has created the Disneyland Diamond Celebration to take place on May 20 - 21st. The tickets went on sale this morning and have now sold out. There will be many exclusive pins available along with prints, and other merchandise made for the event. Because Star Wars has been a big part of Disneyland for many years now, it was only fitting to have an exclusive. There will be a special Star Wars R2-D60 figure, which is part of the Droid Factory series and limited to only 6000 at $12.95. The figure is limited to 5 per person and is currently available to pre-order. 

As stated above, the Disneyland Diamond Celebration Star Wars R2-D60 Exclusive is available for pre-order  by registering to attend to the event. 

Here is the link: 

Please note: The event is sold out, but you can be listed on the waiting list in which will give you a Registration Code that is required in order to pre-order the R2-D60. 


Direct from Marvel...

UNCANNY INHUMANS Explode Into Free Comic Book Day!
Your First Glimpse Into the Post-SECRET WARS Marvel Universe!

The biggest heroes, the biggest creators and the biggest stories in comics today are coming to FREE COMIC BOOK DAY this year!

Today, Marvel is proud to officially peel back the curtain on one of Marvel’s can’t-miss Free Comic Book Day offerings!Saturday, May 2nd, meet the new roster of Earth’s Mightiest Heroes and prepare for the next epic chapter of Charles Soule’s Inhumans saga in ALL-NEW, ALL-DIFFERENT AVENGERS FCBD!

Get a look into the Avengers of tomorrow with the All-New, All-Different Avengers! Eisner-award winning writer Mark Waid (Daredevil, S.H.I.E.L.D.) and All-New Young Guns artist Mahmud Asrar (All-New X-Men) take this new squad for their very first spin! Newcomers NovaMiles Morales, and Ms. Marvel join Captain AmericaIron ManThor, and the Vision for a team of Avengers unlike any you’ve ever seen before!
Then, blockbuster Death of Wolverine scribe Charles Soule joins artist Brandon Peterson (Age of Ultron) to lay new groundwork for the future of the Inhumans. As the Terrigen Mists continue to awaken new Inhumans across the globe – it’s up to Medusa and her squad to protect them from a world that would use their new powers for evil. And why is Johnny Storm, the Human Torch now counted among their ranks?

Plus, don’t miss Marvel’s other exciting FCBD offering, Secret Wars #0 – the epic prelude to the biggest comic event of the year, just in time for the release of Secret Wars #1 the very next Wednesday!

The future of Marvel begins on FREE COMIC BOOK DAY! Be there as the All-New, All-Different Avengers assemble for the first time and the Uncanny Inhumans embrace the Marvel Universe of tomorrow! No fan can afford to miss both of Marvel’s Free Comic Book Day titles – in stores on May 2nd!

Coming Free Comic Book Day!

Cover by ALEX ROSS
Coming Free Comic Book Day!