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Sleazy office shmoe and 17-year-old schoolgirl barbarian vs. bigfoot, mummies, poets, blow-up dolls, robots, stoners, Glenn Miller, etc.

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BLACK SCIENCE GAINS SPEED, MORE FANS JOIN DIMENSION-HOPPING ADVENTURE

New science-fiction action is the hit comic of the winter, goes into second printing

New science-fiction action is the hit comic of the winter,
goes into second printing

Official Press Release

The second issue of the hot new series BLACK SCIENCE, created by Rick Remender (THE LAST CHRISTMAS, Uncanny Avengers, Captain America) and Matteo Scalera (DEAD BODY ROAD), has already garnered critical acclaim and instantly sold out on the day of the release. The speed and action picks up when the group realizes that the likelihood of returning home might be jeopardized… by someone among their group. A new group leader is appointed and more information on their perilous journey is revealed.

Praise for BLACK SCIENCE:

Black Science is a winner. Any sci-fi fan will be hooked.” —Iann Robinson, Crave Online

“The visually-stunning first issue plunges the reader head first into a Rod Serling fever dream. From creatures to spacesuits, the art team of Matteo Scalera and Dean White aesthetically tempers tension of the unknown within the familiar groundwork of vintage sci-fi.” —Robert Tutton, Paste Magazine

“Whatever dark wizards Remender made a deal with to create this story are certainly getting their money’s worth. Black Science #1 is the start of a terrifying new thrill ride that I will be reading between my fingers, hands over my eyes.” —Matt Little, Comic Book Resources

“Matteo Scalera’s art and Dean White’s colors are enough to make you wonder what you did to deserve such a treat.” —Tony Guerrero, Comic Vine

“Without a doubt, this thing is a work of art, the kind of comic you just marvel at. Do yourself a favor and buy Black Science #1. Buy it and get lost in a world of anarchy, science and fantasy.” —Benjamin Bailey, IGN

“The book is completely unlike anything on shelves right now.” —Justin Partridge, III, Newsarama

“As a collaborative effort, Black Science immediately impresses with its relentless sense of wonder mixed with grounded, complex characterization.” —Vince Ostrowski, Multiversity Comics

BLACK SCIENCE #2 has completely sold out at the distributor level, but may still be available in comic stores, and is currently available digitally on the Image Comics website (imagecomics.com) and the official Image Comics iOS app, as well as on Comixology on the web (comixology.com), iOS, Android, and Google Play.

Image Comics is pleased to announce that this first issue will be going back to print to meet customer demand. The second printing of BLACK SCIENCE #2 (Diamond Code NOV138093) will release on 1/22.

BLACK SCIENCE #3 releases 1/22 and will be available for pre-order with Diamond Code NOV130492.

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Kill Shakespeare Designers Announced

IDW Tasks Top Team to Tackle Design for Their Initial Tabletop Game

IDW Tasks Top Team to Tackle Design for Their Initial Tabletop Game

(December 12, 2013) IDW Games has selected game designers Thomas Vande Ginste and Wolf Plancke as the creative team that will bring Kill Shakespeare to tabletops in 2014. The design team, best known for the sold-out critically acclaimed Yedo, will deliver a co-operative board game that pits several of the Bard’s most popular characters together in a struggle to protect the land from King Richard and Lady Macbeth.

“As a game designer, you couldn’t ask for more rich material to draw from than that of William Shakespeare himself,” said Plancke. “The wonderful universe that Connor McCreary and Anthony Del Col have created by combining and twisting their favorite bits of Shakespeare’s works into something united and alive is an even more inviting playground. Thomas and I are incredibly excited to deliver a gaming experience as rich and satisfying as the plays and graphic novels it will be based on.”

Designed to be a “semi-cooperative”-style board game, players will unite to battle against evil forces controlled by board mechanics, while still jockeying to come out as the individual leader on the scoreboard. The design and content of the game will pull heavily from source material created by the Kill Shakespeare graphic-novel team. However, those unfamiliar with the works shouldn’t feel left out, as the board game will act as the perfect entry point to those unfamiliar with Kill Shakespeare.

“We’re working hard to make sure the game has everything fans of the comics love, but doesn’t just re-hash material they’ve already experienced,” said Kill Shakespeare editor Tom Waltz. “Connor McCreary and Anthony Del Col are both intimately involved with the game development process.

Thomas and Wolf are being given our full support to use as much of the Kill Shakespeare world as possible. They’re officially friends of the bard now!”

With a 2014 summer release planned, IDW Games looks to be putting their best foot forward with this title. The previously announced art team of Dave Dorman and J.K. Woodward should give Kill Shakespeare a firm advantage in the art department, and this new addition of a high-quality design team loudly delivers the message that the publisher is here not just to play, but to win.

You can follow IDW Games at Facebook.com/idwgames and sign up for their newsletter at www.idwgames.com.

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THE SIXTIES ROCK MUSIC HISTORY GETS COMIC BOOK TREATMENT

The Sixties

The Sixties

Official Press Release

Bluewater Productions newest comic book release this week tells the story of the music world in the sixties.

The Sixties is a 22-page comic book in print as well as digital. In the 1960s, millions of young men and women were searching for a way to express their deepest desires and fears. And they found that in rock and roll as a host of musicians armed with nothing more than poetic lyrics and electric guitar riffs became the voice of a generation.

Lewis Helfand wrote The Sixties with art by Henry Simon. The comic book features a cover by famed artist Patricio Carbajal.

“As a writer, there are some assignments that are just assignments—they don’t stir up any passion. As a lifelong fan of rock music, having the chance to tell the story of the origins of rock made working on The Sixties one of the most exciting books I’ve been involved in”, said writer Lewis Helfand.

The 60′s were an incredible years of revolution in some aspects, especially in music. I enjoyed drawing this issue,” added artist Henry Simon.

To order all the comic books exclusively at Comic Flea Market in print for $3.99 please click here: http://bit.ly/ZlD5Bs

Digital copies will also be available for $1.99 at iTunes, Kindle, Nook, ComiXology, DriveThru Comics, Google Play, My Digital Comics, OverDrive, Iverse, Wowio, Kobo & wherever eBooks are sold.

Bluewater has released comic books and graphic novels on other rock legends such as Paul McCartney, The Beatles, Elvis, Pink Floyd, Keith Richards, John Lennon, Hard Rock Heroes & Led Zeppelin.

Upcoming comic biography comics on rock stars will feature Jerry Garcia and David Bowie.

Bluewater’s biography comic book series has been embraced by the media and featured on television news outlets including The Today Show and on CNN. The series has also been featured in many publications such as Billboard Magazine, MTV, Time Magazine, and Rolling Stone.

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FURIOUS | The Pinups | Part 2

FURIOUS #1

FURIOUS #1

FURIOUS #1

FURIOUS #1

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MORE FANS HAVE BEEN BITTEN BY THE WALKING DEAD’S NEW SUSPENSE-PACKED STORY ARC

Issue #117, the third chapter of ALL OUT WAR, goes to second printing to meet demand

Issue #117, the third chapter of ALL OUT WAR,
goes to second printing to meet demand

Official Press Release

The long-running, critically-acclaimed series that inspired the hit TV show has a new story arc… and it’s sold out for the third straight issue. ALL OUT WAR continues in THE WALKING DEAD #117, by creator Robert Kirkman and artist Charlie Adlard, as Rick and Negan’s forces tally up the casualties of their first epic battle. Fans of the TV show who are currently going through withdrawals until the season picks up again next year can jump back into the action with the comic series.

In THE WALKING DEAD #117, Negan and Rick both discover flaws in their plans. Decisions are made, hope is renewed, and the stage is set for the next installment of ALL OUT WAR.

Praise for THE WALKING DEAD: ALL OUT WAR:

“So far, this bi-weekly event is living up to its name and expectations.”

—Augie De Blieck, Jr., Comic Book Resources

“Gaudiano’s inks bring a newfound level of sharpness and clarity to Charlie Adlard’s pencils. The action hits harder and the storytelling flows better as a result.”

—Jesse Schedeen, IGN

“So far this arc is truly unlike anything Kirkman has done before. Which is no easy feat after writing the same series for ten years. With any luck the fantastic pacing will keep up and we’ll be treated to a new gold standard of zombie story by year’s end.”

—Jimbus_Christ, Bloody Disgusting

Image Comics is committed to keeping all issues of THE WALKING DEAD: ALL OUT WAR available, and is pleased to announce that THE WALKING DEAD #117 will be going back to print to meet customer demand. The second printing will release on 1/15/14 and will be available for order with Diamond Code NOV138091.

THE WALKING DEAD #118 is available in stores now and can be ordered with Diamond Code OCT130633.

THE WALKING DEAD #117 and 118 are currently available digitally on the Image Comics website (imagecomics.com) and the official Image Comics iOS app, as well as on Comixology on the web (comixology.com), iOS, Google Play, and Android.

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STRAY BULLETS IS BACK

Fans will see the release of issue #41 simultaneously with the launch of a new story arc, definitive collected edition, and digital release of all issues

Fans will see the release of issue #41 simultaneously with the launch of a new story arc, definitive collected edition, and digital release of all issues

STRAY BULLETS, by award-winning creator David Lapham, has found a new home: Image Comics. The critically-acclaimed cult classic that left readers in heart-stopping suspense at the end of issue #40 will pick up where it left off and make up for lost time.

Image Comics is proud to announce that STRAY BULLETS #41 (Diamond Code: JAN140528), a definitive collection of issues #1-41 entitled STRAY BULLETS: THE ÜBER ALLES EDITION (Diamond Code JAN140530), and the first issue of STRAY BULLETS: THE KILLERS #1 (Diamond Code JAN140529), the beginning of a new story arc that will continue as an ongoing monthly series, will all hit store shelves simultaneously on 3/12.

And for the first time ever, every issue of STRAY BULLETS and all forthcoming digital issues will be available immediately on the Image Comics website (imagecomics.com) and the official Image Comics iOS app, as well as on Comixology on the web (comixology.com), iOS, Android, and Google Play. To help readers jump in on the excitement, the first four digital issues will be offered for free.

“I couldn’t be more excited to be back,” said Lapham. “Stray Bullets is home to me. To the fans who have been asking, and asking about it for years…I finally have good news for you.”

STRAY BULLETS won the 1996 Eisner Award for Best Writer/Artist, and the trade paperback collection STRAY BULLETS: Innocence of Nihilism won the 1997 Eisner Award for Best Graphic Album-Reprint. Its trademark dark, neo-noir themes and nonlinear storytelling have been likened to the storytelling styles of Quentin Tarantino and David Lynch.

“I’ve been a fan of Stray Bullets since the book first debuted back in 1995, and working with David and Maria Lapham to bring the book back at Image is hands down one of the most exciting things I’ve done since becoming Publisher,” said Eric Stephenson, Publisher at Image Comics. “Stray Bullets is one of comics’ towering achievements, and I could not be more proud to be publishing it through Image!”

All three STRAY BULLETS will release on March 12, 2014. Full ordering information below:

STRAY BULLETS #41, 32 pgs., Diamond Code: JAN140528

STRAY BULLETS: The Über Alles Edition, 1,200 pgs. TP, Diamond Code: JAN140530

STRAY BULLETS: KILLERS #1, 32 pgs., Diamond Code: JAN140529

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