Thursday, July 31, 2014

Rick Remender and Greg Tocchini's Low #1 Sells Out and First Look in Low #2 from Image Comics


Rick Remender (BLACK SCIENCE, DEADLY CLASS) and artist Greg Tocchini (Uncanny X-Force, Last Days of American Crime) dive deeper into their underwater dystopian environment in LOW, with schools of absorbed fans of the new series following close behind. Issue #1 made a splash with readers, selling out instantly, and will torpedo into a second printing to meet customer demand. In order to quench the thirst for more LOW, we are pleased to reveal early artwork from issue #2.

In issue #2, the underwater city of Salus, humanity's last refuge, is in jeopardy of running out of air. Poverty, disease, and corruption are rampant, and the church of Quantumology can offer no solace as powerful as hard cream, the strange drug that keeps the bleak realities at bay. Police Inspector Marik Caine has sunk low into that haze; should an opportunity for hope present itself, can he rise again?

Preview Pages in Low #2


 
"It's a pleasure to work with Greg again, but to also see the incredible sales and fan reaction is icing on the cake,” said Remender. “We have years worth of stories to tell in this world and the reader response secures our ability to realize them."

The first printing of LOW #1 has completely sold out at the distributor level, but may still be available in comic stores. It is currently available digitally on the Image Comics website (imagecomics.com) and the official Image Comics iOS app, and on Comixology on the web (comixology.com), iOS, Android, and Google Play.

The second printing of LOW #1 (Diamond Code JUN148268) will release on 8/27.

LOW #2 (Diamond Code JUN140553) will hit stores on 8/27. The final order cutoff deadline for retailers is 8/4.

Roberk Kirkman and Paul Azaceta's Outcast #2 Sells Out and Gets Second Printing from Skybound and Image Comics


On track to match the worldwide success of THE WALKING DEAD, the second issue of Skybound/Image Comics’ OUTCAST BY ROBERT KIRKMAN & PAUL AZACETA has sold out completely and is slated for a second printing. The first new series written by Kirkman himself in years, this demonic possession-focused horror comic builds on the mystery and mounting terror in its second issue and has hooked fans of classic horror and the entertainment phenomenon THE WALKING DEAD. Robert Kirkman and Fox International Channels announced late last week that Cinemax has green lit the pilot for Outcast. More news regarding casting and production to follow in the upcoming weeks.

Still reeling from the revelations of issue #1, Kyle Barnes is faced with the implications of what he’s learned about demonic possession and the time during his childhood when his mother was possessed by evil. Kyle must put the pieces together and uncover the truth behind why he seems to attract darkness and demonic activity at every corner.

After the momentum-building, successful launch of OUTCAST BY KIRKMAN & AZACETA #1, readers snapped up this second issue to unravel more of the mystery behind Kyle’s nature. The issue will go into a second printing in order to meet customer demand. For fans of digital editions, OUTCAST BY KIRKMAN & AZACETA #2 remains available for purchase across all platforms, including the Image Comics website (imagecomics.com) the official Image Comics iOS app, Comixology’s website (comixology.com), iOS, Android, and Google Play.

This second printing of OUTCAST BY KIRKMAN & AZACETA #2 (Diamond Code JUN148240) will be available on 8/27.

OUTCAST BY KIRKMAN & AZACETA #3 (Diamond Code JUN140563) will hit shelves on 8/27.

Image Comics SAGA Hardcover Announced at San Diego Comic Con

Hot off the trails of winning two Eisner Awards at San Diego Comic Con for Image Comics SAGA, a big announcement was made from both creators Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples. 


On Saturday, July 26 at San Diego Comic-Con, Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples announced to a packed audience at the SAGA panel the November release of SAGA: BOOK ONE, the first in a series of deluxe hardcover volumes of their award-winning and beloved Image Comics series. Collecting the first three paperback volumes of SAGA, the 500-page-plus BOOK ONE will feature brand-new cover art by Staples. It will be released on November 25, 2014.
As Vaughan and Staples revealed in their Comic-Con panel, the cover of each hardcover edition will feature the series’ main character, Hazel. BOOK ONE’s cover depicts Hazel breastfeeding as an infant.
"Saga is the story of Hazel, and each hardcover edition will feature her at a different stage of life in a new cover from co-creator Fiona Staples,” said writer Vaughan. “I have no idea how Staples will top this first one, which perfectly captures our heroine's first few months in the universe. But we're even more proud of what's under the cover, 500 pages of story and never-before-seen extras, including a weirdly detailed creator roundtable about how the team makes a complete issue of our comic, from daydreaming to shipping."
Vaughan’s and Staples’ announcement came the day after they received three Eisner Awards at the annual ceremony held during Comic-Con. SAGA received a Best Continuing Series Eisner, Vaughan received Best Writer, and Staples was awarded Best Painter/Multimedia Artist.
Telling the story of a family escaping an interplanetary war, SAGA is an ongoing comic book series, released monthly by Image Comics. It has won a Hugo Award, a British Fantasy Award, and multiple Eisner and Harvey Awards. All three volumes of SAGA have reached number one on the New York Times best sellers list, and volume one has been in the top ten for more than seventy weeks. SAGA's next issue, #22, will be in comic book stores on August 27. Three trade paperback collections are now available, and SAGA: VOLUME 4 will be in stores in December.

SAGA BOOK ONE Deluxe Hardcover by Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples
                ISBN 978-1-63215-078-3
                Diamond Comic order code MAR148090
                504 pages, $49.99
                In stores November 25
                Collects issues #1-18 of SAGA
                Rated Mature

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

WETA AT SAN DIEGO COMIC CON



At the San Diego Comic Con, Weta had an incredible presence with The Hobbit merchandise and collectibles. They had prop replicas, statues, gold and perhaps the most impressive was the life-size Smaug. The detail on the massive size of Smaug's head, is amazing. From the scales, to the horns on his head. You had to be quiet because you wouldn't want to wake Smaug from his slumber, would you? Well of course with the thousands of attendants, he woke up. In fact he was awake if you patiently waited for him. Check out the video of Smaug below and the other goodies that were at the Weta booth. Weta's attention to detail always leaves us astonished.


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Funko Pop! Movies Universal Monsters

It's a perfect night for mystery and horror!
The air itself is filled with...monsters!

Funko is bringing the legendary Universal Monsters to life in a new Pop! series!
Dracula, Frankenstein, The Bride of Frankenstein, The Wolf Man, The Mummy, Creature From the Black Lagoon, and Metaluna Mutant are all creepy cute!

 


  
 
 

Available in September!