Dark Horse Digital Releases Official Android App

November 7, 2012 by  
Filed under Comic Books, Everything Else, Gaming

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DARK HORSE DIGITAL RELEASES OFFICIAL ANDROID APP

The ultimate reading experience from the leader in independent comics is now available on Google Play

N7 Day November 7, MILWAUKIE, OR—The highly rated, user-friendly Dark Horse Comics app is getting an official launch in Android. Comics fans of all ages can get Dark Horse comics on any Android-based tablet, phone, or laptop.

The final version of the fan-favorite Android app was finalized just in time to coincide with BioWare’s inaugural N7 Day.

The first annual N7 Day invites fans to celebrate the Mass Effect franchise worldwide, and what better way to do so than with the many critically acclaimed Mass Effect comics from Dark Horse.

Dark Horse Digital is offering a Blasto digital-comic exclusive for Mass Effect fans. Written by lead game writer Mac Walters, with art by Omar Francia, Blasto: Eternity Is Foreveris sure to be a cult favorite among fans of the incredibly popular game series.

Dark Horse Comics continues to pave the way as the premier publisher of video-gaming-related titles and the leader in independent digital comics.

The free Dark Horse Digital comics app is now available worldwide through all modern web browsers and features cloud storage in both the Android and iOS apps.

 

About Dark Horse Digital

Founded in 1986 by Mike Richardson, Dark Horse Comics has grown to become the third-largest comics publisher in the United States and is acclaimed internationally for the quality and diversity of its line. In 2011, the company that revolutionized the comic industry proudly presented its groundbreaking digital-publishing program, Dark Horse Digital.

Dark Horse Digital offers its most popular titles at an unprecedented value, while providing the highest-quality reading experience possible. Single-issue comics are priced as low as just $0.99, and there is also an extensive list of free introductory #1 issues. Additionally, DH Digital’s “bundles” group together story arcs spanning multiple issues into affordable packages, allowing readers to get all the issues that comprise a complete narrative, starting at just $3.99 and up. And through cloud-based technology, Digital Store purchases can be read and enjoyed on your laptop, desktop, mobile browser, and Dark Horse Bookshelf app, available now on iTunes.

To get started, simply log on to Digital.DarkHorse.com or download the app to create an account, and begin building your collection today.

Corey Taylor (Stone Sour and Slipknot) Signing at the Dark Horse Booth Saturday at NYCC 2012 to Promote His New Comic

Corey Taylor

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COREY TAYLOR TO PEN HOUSE OF GOLD & BONES COMIC!

A multimedia presence includes two upcoming Stone Sour albums and more!

October 10, NEW YORK, NY—Grammy-nominated musician and best-selling author Corey Taylor, the lyricist and lead singer of Slipknot and Stone Sour, is setting down the microphone and putting ink and images to paper in his new project with Dark Horse Comics—House of Gold & Bones!

With stunning covers from Jason Shawn Alexander (Empty Zone, Abe Sapien), this limited four-issue series marks Corey Taylor’s debut in the comics genre. “I’ve been a die-hard fan of comics, on every level, my entire life,” says Taylor. “This has been a dream of mine for years now, and this project was tailor made for a comic, no pun intended. I couldn’t have picked a better company than Dark Horse to make this a reality. I have loved several of their titles for many years, going back to ’92. If we can get this crazy world out of my head and onto the canvas, it’ll be the best thing I’ve ever attempted. And with Dark Horse, I have every confidence that’s exactly what we’ll do.”

House of Gold & Bones is a unique multimedia experience which includes two Stone Sour albums via Roadrunner Records (release date for Part 1 is October 22, with Part 2 following in 2013), videos, online presence, creative album packaging, live shows, and now the Dark Horse Comics series. Each element will follow and expand on the story. Taylor, already an internationally best-selling author, courtesy of last year’s Seven Deadly Sins, wrote the story—as well as the lyrics for the twenty-three tracks that make up the two albums—as a linear story line. The Stone Sour songs set the tone and follow the action, with Taylor’s House of Gold & Bones comic expanding on the story.

Corey Taylor will be signing in the Dark Horse Booth at New York Comic Con Saturday, October 12 at 3 p.m.

Stone Sour’s House of Gold & Bones Part 1 album is on sale October 22, 2012!

House of Gold & Bones issue #1 is on sale April 17, 2013!

Check out the exclusive interview with Corey Taylor on USAToday!

 

About Dark Horse

Founded in 1986 by Mike Richardson, Dark Horse Comics has proven to be a solid example of how integrity and innovation can help broaden a unique storytelling medium and establish a small, homegrown company as an industry giant. The company is known for the progressive and creator-friendly atmosphere it provides for writers and artists. In addition to publishing comics from top talent such as Frank Miller, Mike Mignola, Neil Gaiman, Brian Wood, Gerard Way, Felicia Day, and Guillermo del Toro, and comics legends such as Will Eisner, Neal Adams, and Jim Steranko, Dark Horse has developed its own successful properties, including The MaskGhost, Timecop, and SpyBoy. Its successful line of comics and products based on popular properties includes Star WarsMass Effect, Buffy the Vampire SlayerAliensConanEmily the Strange, Tim Burton’s Tragic Toys for Girls and Boys, Serenity, and Domo. Today Dark Horse Comics is the largest independent comic book publisher in the US and is recognized as one of the world’s leading publishers of both creator-owned content and licensed comics material.

Final Fantasy Artist Yoshitaka Amano to be a Spotlight Guest at NYCC 2012

Amano NYCC

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VISIONARY ILLUSTRATOR YOSHITAKA AMANO TO BE  SPOTLIGHT GUEST AT NEW YORK COMIC CON

Amano To Attend In Cooperation With Dark Horse Comics

Norwalk, CT, September 7, 2012: New York Comic Con (NYCC) is today proud to announce Yoshitaka Amano, the illustrator most known for sculpting the worlds of Final Fantasy and Vampire Hunter D, will travel from Tokyo to attend this year’s NYCC as a Spotlight Guest. New York Comic Con, which will take place October 11 – 14, 2012 at NYC’s Javits Center, is one of New York’s largest annual events, last year attracting over 100,000 attendees. Amano joins a broad spectrum of already-announced guests including Brian K. Vaughan, Mike Mignola, Christopher Lloyd, Joshua Gates and Anne Rice. Amano’s appearance at New York Comic Con is in partnership with Dark Horse Comics, who will release The Sky: The Art of Final Fantasy, a giant-sized collection of Amano’s art, on October 17.

Yoshitaka Amano, born in 1952 in Shizuoka, Japan, got his start as an illustrator working as a character designer at Tatsunoko Productions in the 1960s. At Tatsunoko, he lent his pen and spirit to create the looks of such iconic anime series as Gatchaman and Time Bokan. In the 1980s, Amano began his work on Final Fantasy, creating the visuals of the ever-evolving series’s characters and worlds, and Vampire Hunter D, defining the appearance of the world-famous vampire slayer. Amano’s work began to attract serious international acclaim in the next decade, and the 1990s saw the start of global exhibitions of Amano’s creations in cities including New York, Los Angeles, France, Germany and Hong Kong. The year 2000 saw Amano — now known the world over — partnering with Neil Gaiman for the Eisner-Award Winning Sandman: The Dream Hunters. At present, Amano is at work on a computer-generated film, Deva Zan.

Amano will participate at New York Comic Con speaking about his career — specifically his groundbreaking work on Final Fantasy – and signing autographs for attendees. Full details about his panel and signings will be made available in the near future.

“I am very honored to welcome Yoshitaka Amano to New York Comic Con,” notes Lance Fensterman, Group Vice President for ReedPOP and Show Manager for NYCC. “Amano is a legend and inspiration for fans and professionals on both sides of the Pacific; his illustrations have shaped careers and sculpted dreams. We’re uniquely excited, as well, as while Amano was born and lives in Japan, he set up a studio in SoHo in 1996, so NYCC is a little bit of a homecoming. We look forward tremendously to his return to New York City!”

Tickets for New York Comic Con 2012 are currently available for purchase at www.NewYorkComicCon.com. Companies interested in exhibiting at New York Comic Con should contact Larry Settembrini atLarry@ReedPOP.com. Other information about the show, as well as news about ReedPOP, which organizes a range of pop culture events, is available at facebook.com/NewYorkComicCon and twitter.com/NY_Comic_Con . Previously announced guests at New York Comic Con include: Anne Rice, Sean Astin, Joshua Gates, Geoff Johns, Jim Lee, Joe Quesada, Axel Alonso and Brian K. Vaughan, among others. Officials note that many more guests will be announced over the coming weeks and fans should keep their eyes on NYCC’s website for additional announcements.

ABOUT SKY: THE ART OF FINAL FANTASY: Yoshitaka Amano is one of the world’s foremost fantasy artists and the limited-edition The Sky: The Art of Final Fantasy boxed set is a giant-sized, signed collection of five books plus bonus items that showcase Amano’s ethereal illustrations for the first ten Final Fantasy  games! The 12′” high, 11″ wide and 3 1/2″ deep box that encloses The Sky has a hinged lid featuring artwork from Amano inside and out. Its contents include: * Three 11 3/4″ x 10 1/2″ hardcover books, printed on high-quality stock. Volume 1 (144 pages) contains Amano’s work for Final Fantasy I-III. Volume 2 (276 pages) contains his contributions for Final Fantasy IV-VI, and volume 3 (156 pages) features his art for Final Fantasy VII-X. * All About Yoshitaka Amano, an 8 1/4″ x 8 1/4″ 128-page softcover full of photographs and images, the most extensive look ever in English at the artist, including an interview with Amano, a timeline of his career, a glimpse into his studio in SoHo, his favorite places in New York, a visual index of each illustration that appears in the three The Sky hardcover art books, and more! * A 2 1/4″ x 4 3/4″ Final Fantasy  animation flip book designed by Amano, containing two different “movies.” * A 10 1/4″ x 11″ acetate print with silver ink. * Two 5 3/4″ x 8 1/4″ postcards featuring the interior and exterior artwork used on the box. * And finally, a 5 3/4″ x 8 1/4″ card signed by Yoshitaka Amano! Sky releases on October 17, 2012 through Dark Horse for a price of $139.99.

ABOUT REEDPOP: ReedPOP is a boutique group within Reed Exhibitions which is exclusively devoted to organizing events, launching and acquiring new shows, and partnering with premium brands in the pop culture arena. ReedPOP is dedicated to producing celebrations of popular culture throughout the world that transcend ordinary events by providing unique access and dynamic personal experiences for consumers and fans. The ReedPOP portfolio includes: New York Comic Con (NYCC), Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo (C2E2), Penny Arcade Expo (PAX) Prime & East, Star Wars Celebration, Fantasy Football Fest and the UFC Fan Expo. The staff at ReedPOP is a fan-based group of professionals producing shows for other fans, thus making them uniquely qualified to service those with whom they share a common passion. ReedPOP is focused on bringing its expertise and knowledge to world communities in North America, South America, Asia and Europe.

TNT and Dark Horse Partner for Falling Skies Comic-Con Activation Experience at SDCC 2012

Harnass Factory Falling Skies

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TNT and Dark Horse Comics Partner to Create Falling Skies Activation at San Diego Comic-Con

TNT’s Falling Skies has partnered with Dark Horse Comics for a promotional activation to take place at San Diego Comic-Con. The epic series, which ranked as basic cable’s #1 new series of last year, will have a designated portion at the Dark Horse booth Thursday, July 12–Sunday, July 15 at the San Diego Convention Center that will bring fans into the inner circle of the alien invasion.

Recreating the Harness Factory that was revealed in this season’s fourth episode, which aired July 2 on TNT, theFalling Skies Comic-Con activation will give fans the opportunity to experience what it is like to be harnessed by the mysterious alien creatures. The interactive photo experience will capture the “scream shot” right before the alien harness is about to strike. Participants will be able to retrieve and share their photos via social media at http://fallingskies.com/discover/comic-con. Everyone that escapes the harness factory will also receive a special premium to represent the glowing spikes of the formerly harnessed, just like in the show. Fans can visit the Dark Horse activation in booth number 2615 to participate in the action.

In addition, TNT announced last week that the Second Mass resistance is returning to San Diego Comic-Con with a panel and exclusive look at what is ahead for the rest of this season. Moderated by Wil Wheaton (Star Trek, Leverage), series stars Noah Wyle (ER), Moon Bloodgood (Terminator Salvation), Will Patton (Armageddon),Drew Roy (Secretariat), Connor Jessup (The Saddle Club), Colin Cunningham (Living in Your Car), Sarah Carter(Shark) and executive producer Remi Aubuchon (24, Persons Unknown) will participate in the panel session onFriday, July 13, at 4:30 p.m. PT in room 6BCF at the San Diego Convention Center. An autograph signing will follow at the Dark Horse booth at 6 p.m. (PT).

Falling Skies, currently in the midst of its second season, chronicles the devastating aftermath of an alien a ttack that has left most of the world completely incapacitated. In the nine months since the initial invasion, the few remaining survivors have banded together outside major cities to begin the difficult task of fighting back. Each day is a test of survival as citizen soldiers work to protect the people in their care while also engaging in an insurgency campaign against the occupying alien force, whose nature and purpose remains a mystery. Falling Skies airs on TNT on Sundays at 9 p.m. (ET/PT).

Falling Skies comes to TNT from DreamWorks Television and is executive-produced by St even Spielberg and DreamWorks Television heads Justin Falvey and Darryl FrankRobert RodatRemi Aubuchon and Greg Beemanare also executive producers. Fans can find the latest Falling Skies news online at http://fallingskies.comand via twitter http://twitter.com/FallingSkiesTNT.

In its debut season last summer, TNT’s Falling Skies topped the charts as basic cable’s #1 new series of 2011. This year, the show is off to a strong start, averaging 5.9 million viewers in Live + 7. It has also scored 2.7 million adults 18-49 and 3.1 million adults 25-54, ranking it behind TNT’s Dallas as basic cable’s #2 summer drama with key adult demos. On the international front, Falling Skies premiered in more than 115 global markets last year, achieving hit status in the United Kingdom, Australia and Latin America, among others. Last year’s premiere ofFalling Skies also ranked as the biggest series launch ever for TNT networks in Spain, Germany and Austria.

About TNT
TNT, one of cable’s top-rated networks, is television’s destination for drama. Seen in 99 million households, TNT is home to such original drama series as The CloserRizzoli & IslesDallasFalling SkiesPerceptionFranklin & BashLeverageSouthland and the upcoming Major Crimes and Monday Mornings. The network also features dramatic unscripted originals like this summer’s The Great Escape and the upcoming Boston Blue (working title) and 72 Hours (working title). In addition, TNT is the cable home to popular dramas like The MentalistBonesSupernaturalLas VegasLaw & Order and Castle, which starts this year; primetime specials, such as the Screen Actors Guild Awards®; blockbuster movies; and championship sports coverage, including NASCAR, the NBA and the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship.

Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., a Time Warner company, creates and programs branded news, entertainment, animation and young adult media environments on television and other platforms for consumers around the world.

Dark Horse Announces SDCC 2012 Exclusives Including Iron Man and Hulk Limited Variants

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DARK HORSE DELUXE ANNOUNCES SAN DIEGO COMIC-CON 2012 EXCLUSIVES!

July 2, MILWAUKIE, OR—The largest and most highly anticipated pop culture event of the year is right around the corner, and Dark Horse is bringing you the latest and greatest in exclusive products from Dark Horse Deluxe!

2″ Pirate Domo Qee (Limited Edition of 1,500)

These popular 2 Qee figures have continually sold out, appearing in stores and galleries worldwide. Who wouldn’t want a Pirate Domo Qee? Get one while they last!

Marvel Classic Character: Iron Man Gold Variant (Limited Edition of 200)

Iron Man was originally portrayed in a silvery iron suit when he was introduced to the world by Marvel. Very shortly thereafter he transitioned into this gold-colored iron suit. This Comic-Con exclusive limited-edition Syroco-style statuette stands 4 3/4″ tall and comes in a litho-printed tin box, with a pin-back button and a booklet.

Marvel Classic Character: The Hulk Green Variant (Limited Edition of 200)

We’ve turned the original short-lived gray Hulk to his familiar green just for Comic-Con in this very limited-edition Syroco-style statuette. Hulk stands 4 3/4″ tall, and comes in a litho-printed tin box, with a pin-back button and a booklet.

2.5″ Good Luck Troll: Black-Light Green (Limited Edition of 1,500)

Trolls became one of America’s biggest toy fads in the early 1960s, and again over the years in various revivals from many toy manufacturers. They’ve been off the market for nearly a decade; now Dark Horse is bringing them back with a mystery-box program. However, our San Diego Comic-Con exclusive is no mystery. This green Good Luck Troll with white hair glows under black light and is limited to 1,500 pieces!

Make sure to stop by booth #2615 to check out all this awesome stuff, only available at San Diego Comic-Con 2012!

Dark Horse SDCC Exclusives

About Dark Horse

Founded in1986 by Mike Richardson, Dark Horse Comics has proven to be a solid example of how integrity and innovation can help broaden a unique storytelling medium and establish a small, homegrown company as an industry giant. The company is known for the progressive and creator-friendly atmosphere it provides for writers and artists. In addition to publishing comics from top talent such as Frank Miller, Mike Mignola, Neil Gaiman, Brian Wood, Gerard Way, Felicia Day, and Guillermo del Toro, and comics legends such as Will Eisner, Neal Adams, and Jim Steranko, Dark Horse has developed its own successful properties, including The MaskGhost, Timecop, and SpyBoy. Its successful line of comics and products based on popular properties includes Star WarsMass Effect, Buffy the Vampire Slayer,AliensConanEmily the Strange, Tim Burton’s Tragic Toys for Girls and Boys, Serenity, and Domo. Today Dark Horse Comics is the largest independent comic book publisher in the US and is recognized as one of the world’s leading publishers of both creator-owned content and licensed comics material.

TX – The Massive Signing

Artist Kristian Donaldson appears at Austin Books & Comics on Wednesday, June 13th for the release of the first issue of his new Dark Horse Comics series, The Massive.

About The Massive: In a post-war, post-crash, post-disaster, post-everything world, the  environmental-action trawler Kapital scours the earth’s oceans for its  mysteriously missing sister ship, The Massive. Captain Callum Israel, a  man who has dedicated his life to the ocean, now must ask himself-as our  planet dies-what it means to be an environmentalist after the world’s  ended. Callum and his crew will come up against pirates, rebels,  murderers, and thieves as they struggle to remain noble toward their  cause. Can you save a planet that’s already doomed?

Austin Books & Comics
5002 N. Lamar Blvd., Austin, TX 78751

Dark Horse Announces Panel Schedule for ECCC 2012

Buffy Dark Horse 25 Cover

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Dark Horse Comics Panels noted in red.

Additional panels featuring Dark Horse creators, projects and products noted in black.

Friday • March 30th

 ECCC Spotlight Series: Brian Wood
  Room: 211 
Time: 3:00 – 4:00

The Emerald City Comicon Spotlight Series is designed to give you an intimate look into the minds of some of comics greatest creators. This hour, join creator Brian Wood as he talks about his work on Conan, DMZ, Northlanders and many others.

 Falling Skies Screening and Q&A
  Room: 4C1-2 
Time: 3:00 – 4:00

TNT’s epic drama Falling Skies makes its debut appearance at Emerald City Comicon this year. Watch a never-before-seen clip from the season 2 premiere episode and hear from the show’s actors and producers about the new season. Falling Skies, basic cable’s #1 new series of 2011, is set to return this June to continue its extraordinary story about life and survival in the wake of a catastrophic alien invasion. Noah Wyle (ER) stars as Tom Mason, a former college professor and father of three, who has become an unlikely leader for the 2nd Massachusetts civilian resistance group. The series chronicles the chaotic aftermath of an alien attack that has left most of the world completely incapacitated. Falling Skies comes to TNT from DreamWorks Television and is executive-produced by Steven Spielberg, DreamWorks Television heads Justin Falvey and Darryl Frank. Remi Aubuchon and Greg Beeman also serve as executive producers.

Drawing Inspiration: The Art of the Whedonverse  Room: 4C1-2
 Time: 5:00 – 6:00

Join us for an exclusive behind-the-panels look at the dynamic artwork of Dark Horses Joss Whedon titles, from pencils to inks to colors to print. Dark Horses public relations director, Jeremy Atkins, will lead a discussion with artists Georges Jeanty (Buffy the Vampire Slayer), Phil Noto (Angel & Faith, Dollhouse), Chris Samnee (Serenity), and inker Andy Owens (Buffy the Vampire Slayer) for an inside look at the artists processes. We’ll be showcasing a variety of art from past and future issues of these best-loved titles, including exclusive reveals and first looks!

ECCC Spotlight Series: Camilla d’Errico
  Room: 211
Time: 6:00 – 7:00

The Emerald City Comicon Spotlight Series is designed to give you an intimate look into the minds of some of comics greatest creators. This hour, Camilla d’Errico talks about how she made her dreams reality by giving up on the 9 to 5 grind and becoming a full time artist.

EXPANDING THE EXPERIENCE: VIDEO GAMES TO COMICS AND BACK AGAIN
  Room: TCC 102
 Time: 6:00 – 7:00

When Dark Horse partnered with BioWare to expand the Mass Effect story line into comics, video-game tie-in comics were finally legitimized. Now, Dark Horse is widely recognized as the leading publisher of video-game comics, with launches throughout 2012 digitally and in print. Join us for an hour long preview of what’s to come this year, with exclusive news and announcements on current and upcoming projects with BioWare, Valve, and Activision!

Saturday • March 31st

ECCC Spotlight Series: Rick Remender
 Room: 211 
Time: 11:00 – 12:00

The Emerald City Comicon Spotlight Series is designed to give you an intimate look into the minds of some of comics greatest creators. This hour Uncanny X-Force writer Rick Remender joins us. Rick is also the writer/creator of comics such as Fear Agent, The End League, Strange Girl, Black Heart Billy, Last Days of American Crime, Sea of Red, Sorrow, Night Mary, XXXombies and Doll and Creature.

Dark Horse Comics: Powered By Creators Room: 4C1-2
 Time: 4:00 – 5:00

Just over twenty-five years ago, Dark Horse stepped into the comics-publishing arena with a different agenda. While the publisher has gained much notoriety for its popular licensed titles, like Buffy and Star Wars, one mission remains the same: to give comics top creators a venue for showcasing their work and retaining their ownership of it. Join Dark Horse’s public relations director, Jeremy Atkins, along with a cast of premier talent, for news on all of Dark Horse’s 2012 publishing launches and new Dark Horse Presents stories. Guests include Steve Niles(Criminal Macabre), Steve Lieber (Alabaster), Francesco Francavilla (Black Beetle), Sanford Greene (Rotten Apple), Ethan Nicolle (Axe Cop), Adam Warren (Empowered), Paul Tobin (Falling Skies), and Brian Wood (The Massive), and a few surprise drop-ins!

Sunday • April 1st

ECCC Spotlight Series: Steve Niles Room: 211 
Time: 12:00 – 1:00

The Emerald City Comicon Spotlight Series is designed to give you an intimate look into the minds of some of comics greatest creators. This hour, modern master of horror, Steve Niles, talks about what it takes to craft a good horror story, working with artists like Sam Kieth and Ben Templesmith and how his creation of 30 Days of Night changed the face of horror comics.

Axe Cop
 Room: 3AB
 Time: 1:00 – 2:00

Ethan and Malachai Nicolle, creators of Axe Cop, will do a live Q&A, show images and videos of new Axe Cop material, etc. Always a fun and highly interactive panel.

Mythic Fiction Comics: The Next Mega-Genre?Room: 3AB
 Time: 12:00 – 1:00

From MageSandman and Bone to FablesCastle WaitingHellboy and more, mythic fiction has been a fascinating — and growing — presence in comics. What is mythic fiction? Why is it so popular? And could it really become the next big thing in the comics field? Join moderator Kurt Busiek (Arrowsmith), Matt Wagner (Mage), Rachel Edidin (Dark Horse Comics), Bill Willingham (Fables) and Chris Roberson (Memorial) for a lively discussion about mythic fiction in comics, from its roots to it future.

ECCC Spotlight Series: Brandon Graham and Adam Warren in Conversation
  Room: 211
 Time: 1:00 – 2:00

The Emerald City Comicon Spotlight Series is designed to give you an intimate look into the minds of some of comics greatest creators.Brandon Graham and Adam Warren join you this hour for a conversation talking about finer points of their work. Their western takes on manga have delighted readers locally and abroad. Expect a vivid and lively discussion.

Big Wow Adds Overseas Talent

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Joining the line up for the 2012 Big Wow ComicFest are Juanjo Guarnido (Blacksad), from France and Liam Sharp (Gears of War) from England. Two Award Winning artists, both traveling to San Jose to meet their fans at the Big Wow! ComicFest.

Juanjo Guarnido, best known here is the US for his work on Blacksad published by Dark Horse Comics will be make a rare appearance at this years Big Wow! He will be traveling from Spain to greet his fans. Dark Horse themselves are very excited about his appearance, since they have never had the chance to meet this talented artist.

Also coming from overseas to join the talented lineup at Big Wow! ComicFest is award winning Heavy Metal and DC Comics artist, Liam Sharp. A friend of the show, Liam is pleased to return to Northern California to greet his fans.

Visit the Big Wow! Convention site today and sign up for their Newsletter!

Three of the greatest painters have joined the guest list of this 2012′s Big Wow! ComicFest. Along with other great talents at this years show in the art of painting (like Dan Brereton, Bernie Wrightson, Tim Bradstreet, Joe Linsner and more), Joe Jusko, James O’Barr and Mark Texeira have al agreed to make the West Coast trip and join the fans for the 2012 Big Wow! ComicFest.

James O’Barr (Best known for his creating “The Crow”) is looking forward to joining the live art showcase and plans on challenging all the other artists to pick up a brush and just try to out do the creation he has in store for the fans, he wants to “raise the bar” on the quality of convention art.

Other amazing guests attending the Big Wow! ComicFest include Jim Lee (Sunday Only), Frank Cho, Bernie Wrightson, Travis Charest, Kevin Nowlan, Tim Bradstreet, Sergio Aragones, Joe Linsner, Michael Golden, Bob Layton, and many, many more top industry professionals! For a complete list of Guests click here.

Bioware and Dark Horse Unveil Mass Effect Exclusive for NYCC 2011

Mass Effect NYCC 2011

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BIOWARE AND DARK HORSE UNVEIL SPECIAL EDITION COMIC BOOK AT NEW YORK COMIC CON

BioWare™, a division of Electronic Arts, and Dark Horse Comics announced today a special edition of Mass Effect: Invasion #1, the first installment in a series of comic books detailing the events following Commander Shepard’s epic journey in the critically acclaimed Action Role Playing Game, Mass Effect™ 2. The special edition of Mass Effect: Invasion #1 features brand new cover art designed by the Mass Effect team and signed exclusively by Mass Effect Lead Writer, Mac Walters. The special edition will be available in a limited run only at New York Comic Con, New York City’s premiere comic book convention, from October 13th – 16th.

The Mass Effect: Invasion series features a unique story by Mass Effect lead writer Mac Walters, an original script by John Jackson Miller, best known for his work on Star Wars: Knight Errant, and artist Omar Francia known for Star Wars: The Force Unleashed 2Mass Effect: Invasion focuses on a story arc featuring a key figure in the Mass Effect universe, Aria T’Loak. The self-appointed queen of Omega, a seedy space station catering to the galaxy’s underworld, T’Loak must defend her territory from a terrifying new threat unleashed by a pro-human organization called Cerberus. Mass Effect: Invasion will launch its first issue this October.

Mass Effect: Invasion #1 will be available at comic book retailers starting October 19, 2011.

To learn more about Mass Effect, please visit http://masseffect.com, follow the development team on Twitter at http://twitter.com/masseffect or “Like” the game’s Facebook page athttp://facebook.com/masseffect.

Dark Horse Unveils Exclusive Spider-Man Syroco for NYCC 2011

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DARK HORSE UNVEILS THE 2011 NEW YORK COMIC CON EXCLUSIVE MARVEL SPIDER-MAN SYROCO!

Spider-Man NYCC SyrocoSEPTEMBER 28, MILWAUKIE, OR—As part of the Marvel Syrocos program that debuted at San Diego Comic-Con International in July, it is announced today that Dark Horse will be releasing another exclusive Spider-Man statue for New York Comic Con!

New York Comic Con attendees will have a very significant opportunity to acquire a special statue released just for the show. Much like the previously released and long-sold-out SDCC exclusive, a very limited number of this statuette is being offered. It is packaged in the same litho-printed tin box that is the hallmark of the Dark Horse Syrocos, and is destined to be a bona fide hot item, both at the show and far beyond the exhibit hall. It will be sold at the normal retail price of $49.99, with a limit of four per customer.

“We wanted to evoke New York with our very special exclusive Spider-Man,” said Dark Horse’s VP of Product Development, David Scroggy. “Unfortunately, space constraints made a rooftop water tower or fire escape impossible, but we still hope fans can sense the city in this piece.”

The Marvel Syrocos program kicked off earlier this month with two alternating series: Classic Marvel Characters and the Fantastic Four. This new line will be deliberately different than the common modern Marvel collectible sculpture, with features like a rougher surface texture, visible seam lines, and other slightly distressed aspects, such as the method of paint application.

These special New York Comic Con exclusives will be available at four p.m. on Thursday, October 13. Don’t miss your chance to own one of these fantastic statues!

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