IDW’s INFESTATION 2 Previews, Artwork and Covers

IDW’s biggest event of 2011 returns in an even bigger way, as Lovecraftian monsters spread across numerous titles!

Last year’s groundbreaking Infestation series, IDW’s first-ever event, saw many teams from multiple universes fight off a zombie invasion. Now, an even bigger threat has risen to threaten the growing IDW multiverse: Lovecraftian demons threaten to reach across time and space and destroy everyone everywhere and everywhen! Also featuring Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, this framing issue presents a threat that perhaps not even TRANSFORMERS, G.I. JOEs, Danger Girl, and others can surmount!

  • This time, the Infes2ation Event will feature Transformers, 30 Days of Night, G.I. Joe, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Danger Girl, and more!
  • The lead-in to February’s 2-part Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and 30 Days of Night tie-in series, as well as a Groom Lake/Weekly World News one-shot!
  • March will see Infes2ation affect Transformers, the all-new Dungeons & Dragons campaign of Eberron, and G.I. Joe!
  • Written by bestselling novelist/comic-book writer Duane Swierczynski and featuring David Messina (Infestation, Infestation: Outbreak, True Blood) on art!
  • Ask your retailer how to get special temporary Infes2ation tattoos, Duane Swierczynski signed editions & hand-drawn sketch covers by Joe Phillips!

MTV Takes Comic-Con by Storm with Five Panels Featuring Werewolves, Zombies and a Butthead…

MTV roars into Comic-Con bringing four scripted series and an hour of MTV Comics to the convention this year, with a schedule that includes panels, press rooms and an autograph signing with the cast of “Teen Wolf.”

Johnny Knoxville (“Jackass”) will sit down with “Beavis and Butthead” creator Mike Judge for a one-on-one Q&A, and fans will be treated to an exclusive first look at scenes from all new episodes.

Celebrated horror film writer/director Wes Craven (“Scream,” “A Nightmare on Elm Street”) will talk to the cast and series producers of the new horror-comedy “Death Valley.”  Fans will be shown the world premiere this genre-busting series, along with a super tease of what’s to come this season.

“Teen Wolf” returns to Comic-Con with an exclusive look at highlights from future episodes, and a Q&A with the entire cast and producers.

From David Gordon Green, producer of “Pineapple Express” and “Eastbound & Down,” comes the new animated series “Good Vibes,” featuring voice talent including Adam Brody, Jake Busey, Tony Hale, Debi Mazar and Alan Tudyk.  Fans will also be the first to see an episode of the series, along with a clip showcasing upcoming scenes from the season.

The very first comic book based on the hit series “Teen Wolf” will be distributed and signed by the cast at the “Top Cow” booth on Saturday, July 23rd from 4:00-5:00 p.m.

In addition to their panel, MTV’s comics site MTV Geek! (http://geek.mtv.com) will be providing around the clock coverage of the convention from the show floor, the latest announcements from all the panels, and interviews direct from Geek HQ at the Omni Hotel.

PANEL DESCRIPTIONS

“Mike Judge’s Beavis and Butthead”
In 1993, Mike Judge (creator of “Beavis and Butthead”) and MTV knocked their heads together and launched a cartoon series starring a couple of lunkheads and unwittingly started an animated pop culture revolution!  Now, Beavis and Butthead are coming back to MTV in 2011 to unleash upon music videos, Jersey Shore, viral videos and more!  See the first footage from the new episodes and join Mike Judge as he discusses the duo’s return to MTV!   Tickets will be distributed to fans to redeem some cool “Beavis and Butthead” swag.  Moderator:  Johnny Knoxville — Room 6A

“Death Valley”
MTV brings the unique marriage of Horror and Comedy together with new series “Death Valley.” Join the ensemble cast Caity Lotz (“Mad Men”), Tania Raymonde (“Lost”), Bryan Callen (“The Hangover”), Bryce Johnson (“Sleeping Dogs Lie”), Texas Battle (“Final Destination 3”) and Charlie Sanders (“Funny or Die”), along with showrunner/executive producer Eric Weinberg (“Californication,” “Scrubs”), Director Drew Daywalt (“Bedfellows”), executive producer/Director Austin Reading (Spike TV’s Scream Awards, FEARnet), executive producer Julie Kellman Reading  and co- executive producer Spider One in a discussion about the challenges of bringing the comedy and horror genres together, and how the  team involved in the series bring all the elements of what they know best to the series. Fans will get an exclusive first-look at an upcoming episode. Q&A session moderated by horror film marvel Wes Craven to follow!   Tickets will be distributed to redeem for an exclusive “Death Valley” swag item. — Room 5AB
For a look at “Death Valley” CLICK HERE

“Teen Wolf”
Find out what’s in store for TV’s hottest cast and see exclusive footage from the upcoming final episodes of season one at this must-see panel discussion with breakout stars Tyler Posey, Crystal Reed, Dylan O’Brien, Tyler Hoechlin, Holland  Roden and Colton Haynes, along with executive producer Jeff Davis (Creator of “Criminal Minds”) and Director/co-executive producer Russell Mulcahy (Director, “Highlander”, “Resident Evil: Extinction”).  MTV’s “Teen Wolf” is a sexy, suspenseful drama about transformation set against the backdrop of contemporary teen life with a forbidden, romantic love story at its core, making it a fresh and different take on the iconic movie. The hour-long 12-episode series airs regularly on Monday nights at 10/9c.  Moderated by TV Guide Magazine Editor-in-Chief, Debra Birnbaum.  Don’t forget to grab a ticket to redeem for “Teen Wolf” swag item. — Room 24ABC
For a look at next week’s “Teen Wolf” CLICK HERE

“Good Vibes”
Chill out in the California sun with the cast of MTV’s new animated comedy “Good Vibes” at Comic-Con.  Join cast members Adam Brody (“The OC,” “Scream 4”), Jake Busey (“The Good Guys,” “The Mentalist”), Tony Hale (“Chuck,” “Human Target”), Debi Mazar (“Entourage,” “Jonas”) and Alan Tudyk (“Transformers: Dark of the Moon”), along with executive producer and creator David Gordon Green (“Pineapple Express” “Your Highness” “Eastbound & Down”), and executive producers Tom Brady (“The Simpsons” “The Critic” “The Hot Chick”), Brad Ableson (“The Simpsons”) and Mike Clements (“The Life and Times of Tim,” “Are You There Vodka, It’s Me Chelsea”) as they discuss their new animated comedy coming to MTV this Fall, and give fans an exclusive first look at an upcoming episode.  The show also stars Josh Gad (“Book of Mormon”), Danny McBride (“Eastbound & Down”) and Olivia Thirlby (“Bored to Death”).   The Q&A will be lead by moderator Tim Stack of Entertainment Weekly.  Tickets will be distributed to fans for a very cool “Good Vibes” item. — Room 24ABC

MTV Geek!”
Join Executive Editor Tom Akel to hear about new and ongoing titles with MTV creators.  Marc Silvestri will discuss the new MTV/Top Cow collaboration September Mourning; a multiplatform project blending comics and music through video, comic books, and live events.  And the legendary Stan Lee will reveal the story behind MTV Comics’ upcoming digital book The Seekers and let us know when to start sending submissions for both artists and writers to collaborate with Stan on the comic! — Room 7AB

PLEASE NOTE: Series stars and creative teams scheduled to attend are subject to change.

MTV SERIES PANEL AND PRESS ROOM SCHEDULE

THURSDAY, JULY 21

  • “Mike Judge’s Beavis and Butthead” Panel:  5:00–6:00 p.m., Room 6A

o       Press Room:  6:00 – 7:00 p.m. Room 3

FRIDAY, JULY 22

  • “Death Valley” Panel:  7:30 – 8:30 p.m., Room 5AB
  • Press Room:  6:45 – 7:15 p.m., Room 3

SATURDAY, JULY 23

  • “MTV Geek!” Panel:  11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., Room  7AB
  • Teen Wolf” Panel: 5:30-6:30 p.m., Room 24ABC
  • Cast signing at “Top Cow” Booth (#2629) from 4:00 – 5:00 p.m.
  • Press Room:  6:45 – 7:30 p.m.,  Room 21
  • “Good Vibes” Panel: 6:30-7:30 p.m., Room 24ABC
  • Press Room: 5:45 – 6:15 p.m., Room 22
About MTV
MTV is the world’s premier youth entertainment brand.   With a global reach of more than a half-billion households, MTV is the cultural home of the millennial generation, music fans and artists, and a pioneer in creating innovative programming for young people.  MTV reflects and creates pop culture with its Emmy®, Grammy® and Peabody® award-winning content built around compelling storytelling, music discovery and activism across TV, online and mobile.  MTV’s sibling networks MTV2 and mtvU each deliver unparalleled customized content for young males, music fans and college students, and its online hub MTV.com is the leading destination for music, news and pop culture.  MTV is part of MTV Networks, a unit of Viacom (NYSE: VIA, VIA.B), one of the world’s leading creators of programming and content across all media platforms.  For more information, go to www.mtvpress.com
via MTV Press Release

Francis Ford Coppola will be presenting his new film Twixt at Comic-Con!

Francis Ford Coppola will be presenting portions of his upcoming film TWIXT at a panel discussion on Saturday, July 23 at Hall H. TWIXT stars Val Kilmer, Bruce Dern, Elle Fanning, and Ben Chaplin. Coppola describes the film as, “one part Gothic romance, one part personal film, and one part the kind of horror film that began my career.”

Coppola has a unique new approach to the presentation of the film that will incorporate live music by acclaimed independent performance artist Dan Deacon. Deacon will attend Comic-Con with Coppola to help demonstrate the interactive experience of the film. The film incorporates both 2-D and 3-D elements.

Like his most recent films, TWIXT follows three self-imposed mandates that Coppola requires in all of his new work: be his own original story and screenplay, have some personal element, and be self-financed. This particular story came to Coppola during a vivid dream he had while on a trip to Istanbul and is inspired by the writings of Edgar Allen Poe and Nathaniel Hawthorne. The film also brings Coppola back to his horror roots that began during his apprenticeship with Roger Corman.

On attending Comic-Con Coppola says, “I fondly recall meeting the Comic-Con audience years ago when I brought them my DRACULA film. That experience made me not want to miss this chance to return with TWIXT.”

ABOUT TWIXT
A writer with a declining career arrives in a small town as part of his book tour and gets caught up in a murder mystery involving a young girl. That night in a dream, he is approached by a mysterious young ghost named V. He’s unsure of her connection to the murder in the town, but is grateful for the story being handed to him. Ultimately he is led to the truth of the story, surprised to find that the ending has more to do with his own life than he could ever have anticipated.
via Press Release