Mondo To Release Duck Dodgers In The 24 1/2 Century Print

Mondo will be releasing their Chuck Jones masterpiece, Duck Dodgers In The 24 1/2 Century, which is part of their Looney Tunes series. This poster was created by Tom Whalen and was released at Mondo’s gallery show. It is an 18″x24″ Screen Print limited edition of 320 and printed by D&L Screenprinting.

[update] — The poster is now sold out!

Aliens Took My Girl – The Motion Comic

Aliens Took My Girl premiered at WonderCon last month. The first issue was just released by Conduit Productions. This is the set-up:

When Oliver discovers that an alien artifact of intergalactic relevance was passed on to him by his late mother, he shows it to the one person he trusts, his former babysitter and newest crush Victoria. Not knowing that the carrier of the artifact might be in jeopardy he blindly gives the artifact to Victoria only to get abducted by the aliens who are looking for it. Now it is up to Oliver and his uncle Leon, to save the girl and potentially the universe along the way. Will they make it in time?

Here are a few images from the motion comic. It looks really good! Hopefully they make more. For more info, go to alienstookmygirl.com

Calabash Animation Brings IDW’s Eternal Descent to the Screen on IndieGoGo

The Eternal Descent comic series from IDW Publishing has bridged the worlds of music and comics like no other, with an army of chart topping heavy metal stars including Joe Satriani, Wayne Static, Gus G, Arch Enemy, Periphery, Shadows Fall, and many more appearing throughout the saga.
In Eternal Descent‘s continued effort to explore the unholy alliance between heavy metal and high fantasy, they have teamed up with Calabash Animation, the acclaimed animation studio led by Sean Henry and Wayne Brejcha, to bring an animated reimagining of Eternal Descent!

Having tested their mettle with a 2 minute animated preview, they are now in pre-production for a 22 minute pilot episode, which would realize Eternal Descent as a fully animated TV show. Eternal Descent is pleased to announce that Mike Sizemore is handling the script, and if you love animation, fantasy, and heavy guitars, then this could be the show you’ve been waiting for! See the preview and find out how you can get involved at: www.indiegogo.com/eternaldescent

While Eternal Descent aims to have a complete series commissioned by a network, the pilot will be released online, to be enjoyed for free. The pilot will be launched as an episodic web series with 5 action packed installments!

Eternal Descent remains entirely creator owned and they want to include the fans as much as possible.
Sharing this message will be a huge help to their cause, but if you would like to contribute directly, the have created an awesome array of rewards, perks and experiences to show their appreciation. From signed comics to custom ESP Guitars, Eternal Descent has got you covered!

Bringing this project to life will be a creative challenge, and they want you to be a part of the production every step of the way. Eternal Descent will be shooting exclusive behind-the-scenes footage to release alongside the animated series, so you’ll get to see how the animators work their magic and follow studio sessions with the incredible guest guitarists who have always been a part of this world. The pieces are in place, the descent begins!

To learn more about Eternal Descent visit www.EternalDescent.com and for further information, images, review copies and interview opportunities with the creators and musicians who appear in Eternal Descent, contact press@eternaldescent.com .

via IDW Press Release

Boom! Studios Signs Exclusively with Diamond Comic Distributors

Diamond Comic Distributors has been named the exclusive distributor for BOOM! Entertainment to comic book specialty store markets worldwide.

Founded in 1995 by Ross Richie, BOOM! Studios publishes bestselling comic books and graphic novels with the industrys top talent, including Mark Waids IRREDEEMABLE, PLANET OF THE APES, Clive Barkers HELLRAISER, 28 DAYS LATER, and Philip K. Dicks DO ANDROIDS DREAM OF ELECTRIC SHEEP?. BOOM!s all ages imprint KaBOOM! publishes Charles Schulz PEANUTS, Jim Davis GARFIELD, Cartoon Networks ADVENTURE TIME, Roger Langridges SNARKED, and Scholastics WORDGIRL. BOOM!s lit comix-focused imprint, BOOM! Town, recently won the Eisner Award for its first book, Shannon Wheelers I THOUGHT YOU WOULD BE FUNNIER.

“Joining Diamond exclusively not only makes good business sense for BOOM!, but will better serve comic book specialty retailers in many ways,” said Ross Richie, BOOM! Entertainments Founder & CEO. “Retailers will see a better discount on our products as we will move from Diamonds F Discount (45% off) to an E Discount (50% off); better fill rates on comic book reorders; and our entire graphic novel backlist inventory will now be available for immediate ordering.”

BOOM! titles will also be joining Diamond Digital, Diamonds upcoming initiative to sell digital comics through brick-and-mortar comic book specialty stores.

“We are very proud to add BOOM! to our client roster,” said Diamond Vice President of Purchasing Bill Schanes. “They have shown remarkable staying power and continue to produce top quality comics and graphic novels for the market. I expect retailers will take advantage of the change to order and stock even more BOOM! related titles and products.”

ABOUT BOOM! STUDIOS
Founded by Ross Richie, 2009 and 2010′s “Best Publisher” BOOM! Studios generates a constellation of bestselling an Eisner and Harvey Award-winning comic books and graphic novels with the industrys top talent, including Mark Waids IRREDEEMABLE, new HELLRAISER comics written by Clive Barker, PLANET OF THE APES, 28 DAYS LATER, and Philip K. Dicks DO ANDROIDS DREAM OF ELECTRIC SHEEP?. BOOM!s all ages imprint KaBOOM! publishes Charles Schulz PEANUTS, Jim Davis GARFIELD, Cartoon Networks ADVENTURE TIME, Roger Langridges SNARKED, and Scholastics WORDGIRL. BOOM!s lit comix-focused imprint, BOOM! Town, recently won the Eisner Award for its first book, Shannon Wheelers I THOUGHT YOU WOULD BE FUNNIER.
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ABOUT DIAMOND COMIC DISTRIBUTORS (DCD)

Diamond is at the nexus of comics and pop culture merchandise. Based in Baltimore, MD, DCD is the world’s largest distributor of English-language comic books and pop-culture related merchandise, servicing more than 4,000 specialty retailers worldwide. For more information, visit Diamond on the web at www.diamondcomics.com.
via Boom! Studios Press Release

Terry Moore’s Harvey Award-Winning ECHO Makes its Digital Debut on comiXology

For the first time ever, legendary comic book creator Terry Moore brings his critically acclaimed, Harvey award-winning, Eisner nominated series Echo to comiXology — the world’s largest digital comics distributor — this Wednesday March 28th, 2012. The first half of Moore’s fan favorite, science-fiction, action adventure series will be available across comiXology’s entire platform, including iPhone, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire and the Web with the rest of the series appearing on comiXology’s platform the following week.

“Terry Moore is a giant in the comic book field,” says comiXology CEO and co-Founder David Steinberger. “Being able to deliver the complete run of Echo to comic book fans across the globe all on the same day — at just the click of a button — is why we created comiXology in the first place. Nothing makes me more proud than expanding the audiences able to experience this great comic series.”

“I’m excited to debut Echo digitally on comiXology and capture an entirely new audience for my work,” said Echo creator Terry Moore. “As an independent creator, it’s important to have my work on every outlet available. ComiXology is the proven leader in digital comic book and graphic novel distribution and it’s the perfect place to digitally debut Echo.”

Terry Moore’s Echo has gained critical acclaim from all quarters since it’s original print debut back in 2008, including winning the 2009 Harvey Award for Best New series.  Also in 2009, Producer Lloyd Levin — most widely known as the producer for Watchmen, Mystery Men and Hellboy — optioned the rights to Echo with an eye toward film production.

Echo follows the tale of photographer Julie Martin after she inadvertently becomes linked to a mysterious metal alloy capable of granting her strange powers. On the run from a government out to harness the alloy for reasons unknown, Julie must discover the secrets of the metal for herself while protecting those closest to her before it’s too late.

The digital debut of Echo, follows on the heels of the success of the same day as print release of Moore’s current ongoing series Rachel Rising #6 on comiXology, Moore continues to pave the way for independent creators and publishers seeking a new audience among digital readership.

Echo will be released in both single issues and in collected digital trades, offering fans the chance to experience this outstanding comic book in the way that works best for them.

Comic fans everywhere can start adding Terry Moore’s Echo to their digital comic libraries this coming Wednesday March 28th only on the Comics by comiXology platform.

About comiXology 
Founded in 2007 with the mission of bringing comics to people everywhere, comiXology — in just five short years — has revolutionized the comic book and graphic novel world. From creating the industry leading platform for digital comics to tools and services for brick and mortar retailers, comiXology has lead the charge in exposing new audiences to the rich history and culture of comic books. With the development of the Comics by comiXology digital comics platform — available across iPhone, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire and the Web— comiXology provides the easiest way worldwide for people to enjoy comics at just the click of a button! Regularly ranking as the top grossing iPad app in the entire iTunes App Store, Comics by comiXology was recently selected as a preloaded app on Amazon’s Kindle Fire. Providing digital comics across multiple platforms, comiXology will not stop until everyone on the face of the earth has been turned into a comic book fan.

via comiXology Press Release

IDW and 2000 AD to Launch an All-New JUDGE DREDD Comic Book Series

IDW Publishing has partnered with 2000 AD to launch a line of Judge Dredd comics starting later this year.

Details and creative teams will be announced at a later date, but the partnership includes the creation of all-new Judge Dredd comics as well as deluxe reprints of classic Dredd material.

“Judge Dredd turns 35 this year, and it’s great to help him celebrate his birthday like this,” said Chris Ryall, IDW’s Chief Creative Officer/Editor-in-Chief. “It was great to meet up with the 2000 AD team at the recent London Super Con and cement the partnership on this one. My interest in Judge Dredd far predates my tenure at IDW, so it’s a real drokkin’ pleasure for us to now be the first American publisher in 18 years to create new tales of Dredd.”

Judge Dredd was created by writer John Wagner and artist Carlos Ezquerra, along with editor Pat Mills, and made his debut in the second issue of the science fiction anthology 2000 AD. He remains that title’s longest-running character and is one of the best-known British comic-book characters of all time.

“IDW are renowned for their ability to create new comics for existing characters with both respect and imagination,” said Jason Kingsley, CEO of Rebellion, “so we at Rebellion were intrigued when they approached us. Their familiarity with Dredd and passion for the character were vital components in making this partnership happen. With 2000 AD’s longest-serving, and multiple award-winning, editor Matt Smith working with IDW on establishing the new series, we’re delighted to make 2012 an even more spectacular year for Judge Dredd and 2000 AD.”

Dredd is the toughest Judge in Mega-City One, a city-state located on the East Coast of America and surrounded by radioactive wastelands in a dystopian future. With criminals, thugs and mutants swarming the streets, as judge, jury and executioner Judge Joseph Dredd delivers justice with exacting, and sometimes lethal, force.

In the character’s 35 years of existence, many of the biggest and best British comics creators have told his tales. 2012 also sees the release of a big-budget motion picture based on the lawman. Dredd stars Star Trek’s Karl Urban, who will be donning the helmet and wielding Dredd’s “Lawgiver” pistol.

IDW’s first Judge Dredd series will debut this fall. Until then, remember… he IS the law!

Visit IDWPublishing.com to sign up for updates and learn more about the company and its top-selling books.

About IDW Publishing
IDW is an award-winning publisher of comic books, graphic novels and trade paperbacks, based in San Diego, California. Renowned for its diverse catalog of licensed and independent titles, IDW publishes some of the most successful and popular titles in the industry, including: Hasbro’s The TRANSFORMERS and G.I. JOE, Paramount’s Star Trek; HBO’s True Blood; the BBC’s DOCTOR WHO; Nickelodeon’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles; Toho’s Godzilla; Wizards of the Coasts Magic: The Gathering and Dungeons & Dragons; and the Eisner-Award winning Locke & Key series, created by best-selling author Joe Hill and artist Gabriel Rodriguez. IDW is also home to the Library of American Comics imprint, which publishes classic comic reprints, and Yoe! Books, a partnership with Yoe! Studio.

IDW’s critically- and fan-acclaimed series are continually moving into new mediums. Currently, Jerry Bruckheimer Films and Disney are creating a feature film based on World War Robot, while Michael Bay‘s Platinum Dunes and Sony are bringing Zombies vs. Robots to film.

About 2000 AD
2000 AD is the legendary multi-award winning 32 page, weekly anthology – an explosive cocktail of sci-fi and fantasy, infused with irony and wry black humour.

The home of iconic characters such as Judge Dredd, Halo Jones, Strontium Dog, and Rogue Trooper, it launched the careers of some of the top names in global comics, including Alan Moore, Mark Millar, Grant Morrison, Brian Bolland, Steve Dillon, Jock, and Peter Milligan.

2000 AD, its monthly sister publication The Judge Dredd Megazine, and its extensive range of graphic novels are available to buy online, from major magazine retailers in the UK and Europe and from all good comic stores across the US.

Visit the online home of 2000 AD at http://www.2000adonline.com, ‘like’ us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/pages/2000-AD/146588986365 or follow us on Twitter: http://twitter.com/2000AD

Dave Stevens’ Covers & Stories Collects Artist’s Non-Rocketeer Works

This July, IDW Publishing will bring you the best of the best with Dave Stevens’  Covers & Stories, a collection of renowned comic artist Dave Stevens’ remarkable work. This volume will showcase all the non-Rocketeer covers by Stevens, many scanned from the original art. Additionally, there will be roughs accompanying many of the covers, offering a rare insight into the artist’s creative process. Besides covers, all of Stevens’s highly sought-after short stories will be printed, as well as some unfinished gems.
Although best known for his work on The Rocketeer, Stevens was also one of the most accomplished and skilled comic book artists in comics. His first professional comic work began with inking Russ Manning’s pencils for the Tarzan newspaper comic strip. Stevens later became the first to win Comic-Con International’s Russ Manning Most Promising Newcomer Award in 1982.

Dave Stevens: Covers & Stories will provide all of Stevens’s non-Rocketeer comic work, including incomplete and unpublished stories. These art works will be presented in an 8” x 12” hardcover book printed in classic black and white.

DAVE STEVENS: STORIES & COVERS ($49.99, 272 pages; 8” x12”; hardcover; black and white) will be available in July 2012. ISBN 978-1-61377-269-0.

Visit IDWPublishing.com to sign up for updates and learn more about the company and its top-selling books.

About IDW Publishing
IDW is an award-winning publisher of comic books, graphic novels and trade paperbacks, based in San Diego, California. Renowned for its diverse catalog of licensed and independent titles, IDW publishes some of the most successful and popular titles in the industry, including: Hasbro’s The TRANSFORMERS and G.I. JOE, Paramount’s Star Trek; HBO’s True Blood; the BBC’s DOCTOR WHO; Nickelodeon’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles; Toho’s Godzilla; Wizards of the Coasts Magic: The Gathering and Dungeons & Dragons; and the Eisner-Award winning Locke & Key series, created by best-selling author Joe Hill and artist Gabriel Rodriguez. IDW is also home to the Library of American Comics imprint, which publishes classic comic reprints, and Yoe! Books, a partnership with Yoe! Studio.

IDW’s critically- and fan-acclaimed series are continually moving into new mediums. Currently, Jerry Bruckheimer Films and Disney are creating a feature film based on World War Robot, while Michael Bay‘s Platinum Dunes and Sony are bringing Zombies vs. Robots to film.

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IDW Announces an All-New, Ongoing Comic Book Series — Womanthology

At WonderCon, IDW Publishing announced the launch of an all-new, ongoing Womanthology comic book series, inspired from Womanthology: Heroic, the hit anthology graphic novel created from an idea by artist Renae De Liz (The Last Unicorn) that went on to be one of Kickstarters most funded comics projects. The new ongoing series, Womanthology: Space! will debut with its first issue in September 2012.

“Womanthology: Heroic was such a big, wonderful experience, and not in my wildest dreams could I have hoped that it would go on to further adventures! I hope that Womanthology: Space! is just the start of a long line of amazing books that further open doors for women in comics everywhere. I hope this will be a continued outlet to have their work showcased and appreciated, and help many take that next big step towards a career in comics,” said project manager, De Liz. “Again there will be all ages and experience levels accepted. This has always been so important to me, as I know first hand how even one show of support can offer so much confidence and motivation in your work. This not only helps aspiring creators gain valuable experiences and a platform to help further careers, but it also allows established professionals to reach out and lend their comics knowledge and know how. I am so glad that the positivity and fun of Womanthology is going further, this time into Space!”

Produced entirely by women, and showcasing the works of over 140 creators of all ages and experience levels, Womanthology: Heroic became a unique experience for unknown creators to work with established professionals and to show the wide variety of work by women in comics. Womanthology: Space! will continue that path and feature work by well-known creators and newcomers, such as Blair Butler, Fiona Staples, Jessica Hickman, Bonnie Burton, Ming Doyle, Stacie Ponder, and many more. Each issue will present three stories, focusing on the theme of the series, “Space”, where creators will use the concept and a sub-theme to inform and inspire their individual story. In addition, the series will also include pinups and ongoing mini-comics by different artists, as well as tips from professionals.

“We’re extremely excited about the ongoing and continuing to showcase the talented and inspiring work by women in the industry at all levels. Whether they’re just starting out or seasoned veterans, these creators all have something to say with their stories and being able to offer them this opportunity just shows that a little idea can make a huge difference,” said editor Mariah Huehner. “Heroic was such an incredible experience and Renae is, without exaggerating, an incredible person and artist who deserves a huge round of applause for making a real difference. We knew Heroic wasn’t the end, so join us in Space!.”

WOMANTHOLOGY: HEROIC ($50.00, 300 pages; 9” x 13”; hardcover) is now available for sale. ISBN 978-1-61377-147-1.

WOMANTHOLOGY: SPACE! #1 will be available in September 2012.

Visit IDWPublishing.comto sign up for updates and learn more about the company and its top-selling books.

About IDW Publishing

IDW is an award-winning publisher of comic books, graphic novels and trade paperbacks, based in San Diego, California. Renowned for its diverse catalog of licensed and independent titles, IDW publishes some of the most successful and popular titles in the industry, including: Hasbro’s The TRANSFORMERS and G.I. JOE, Paramount’s Star Trek; HBO’s True Blood; the BBC’s DOCTOR WHO; Nickelodeon’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles; Toho’s Godzilla; Wizards of the Coasts Magic: The Gathering and Dungeons & Dragons; and the Eisner-Award winning Locke & Key series, created by best-selling author Joe Hill and artist Gabriel Rodriguez. IDW is also home to the Library of American Comics imprint, which publishes classic comic reprints, and Yoe! Books, a partnership with Yoe! Studio.
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IDW’s critically- and fan-acclaimed series are continually moving into new mediums. Currently, Jerry Bruckheimer Films and Disney are creating a feature film based on World War Robot, while Michael Bay‘s Platinum Dunes and Sony are bringing Zombies vs. Robots to film.
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via IDW Press Release

AVENGERS VS. X-MEN… Covers, Artwork and Previews

This April, prepare for the biggest super hero war in comics history as Marvel is pleased to present your first look at Avengers Vs. X-Men #1! From the powerhouse creative team of Brian Michael Bendis, Jason Aaron, Matt Fraction, Jonathan Hickman, Ed Brubaker, John Romita Jr., Adam Kubert and Olivier Copiel comes a groundbreaking event pitting Earth’s Mightiest against the X-Men with the entire Marvel Universe at stake. Cyclops and his team believe the arrival of the Phoenix Force will save mutant-kind, but Captain America is convinced it will destroy the world! But who is right? Don’t miss out on all the action in Avengers Vs. X-Men #1 in comic shops worldwide and on the Marvel Comics app this April!

Which team will reign supreme? Join the conversation on Twitter with #AvX!

AVENGERS VS. X-MEN #1
Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS, JASON AARON, MATT FRACTION, JONATHAN HICKMAN, ED BRUBAKER
Art by JOHN ROMITA JR.
Colors by LAURA MARTIN
Cover by JIM CHEUNG
FOC – 2/27/12, ON SALE – 4/3/12

via Marvel Press Release