DARK HORSE DELUXE PROUDLY ANNOUNCES A NEW LINE OF COLLECTIBLES BASED ON BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS AND MICHAEL AVON OEMING’S POWERS!
APRIL 27, CHICAGO, IL–Dark Horse Deluxe, an imprint of Dark Horse Comics, has licensed rights to create figures based on Powers, a long-running creator-owned series of comics and graphic novels by writer Brian Michael Bendis and artist Michael Avon Oeming.
Projects include a limited-edition statue of Retro Girl, a central figure in the first Powers story arc, and a boxed set of vinyl figures of the series’ ongoing principal characters.
Combining the genres of superhero fantasy, crime noir, and police procedural, Powers follows the lives and cases of two homicide detectives, Christian Walker and Deena Pilgrim, assigned to investigate cases involving people with superhuman abilities, who are referred to as “powers.”
“We have been very particular about merchandising Powers over the years, because I wanted to make sure it was the highest-quality merchandise we could offer,” said Brian Michael Bendis. “I am a giant fan of Dark Horse and the care they give their merchandising. I am very excited about this partnership.”
“We feel that Powers is one of the best graphic-story treatments of the modern era,” Dark Horse Product Development Vice President David Scroggy remarked. “We are delighted to bring these characters forward. Brian Bendis is a master of story construction and dialogue, making him one of today’s most widely read comics writers, and Michael Oeming’s unique art style is one of the most individual in the field. Capturing their creative vision is a challenge we appreciate, and we couldn’t be more excited to work directly with these two talents in making that happen.”
The Retro Girl statue will be sculpted by Tony Cipriano, who has created many popular superhero-themed collectible statues for a variety of companies. Michael Avon Oeming, working in concert with Bendis and Dark Horse, created special art for the statue, which will be used as control art during sculpting. The statue will capture the stylized nature of the graphic art, while anchoring the figure in realism.
“To see your work translated into sculpture is always scary, but I’m very excited to be working with the amazing Tony,” Oeming stated.
Dark Horse also plans a boxed set of four-to-five-inch vinyl figures, which will include protagonists Walker and Pilgrim as centerpieces of the ensemble.
Both projects are slated for release in the fourth quarter of 2013. The prototypes will be shown to the trade and the public for the first time as part of the product display in the Dark Horse booth at San Diego Comic-Con in July.
Retail prices and edition sizes are to be determined.
For more information, check out design sketches and an exclusive interview with Brian Michael Bendis & Mike Oeming on Nerdist News!
Powers is © Jinxworld, Inc. Dark Horse Deluxe, a division of Dark Horse Comics, produces high-quality collectible merchandise.
Terry Dodson, Erika Moen, Michael Avon Oeming, and more sign at TFAW on Saturday May 4, 2013 for Free Comic Book Day!
Saturday, May 4 is Free Comic Book Day, and we’re throwing a fantastic celebration the entire family can enjoy. Choose up to 10 free comics while supplies last, save up to 60% on thousands of items, and shop $5 doorbusters.
Portland FCBD Schedule:
9:00 am: Doors open!
11:30-1:30 pm Signings:
* Terry Dodson – Uncanny X-Men, Captain Marvel
* Erika Moen – Bucko, DAR
* Jeremy Barlow – Mass Effect, R.I.P.D.
2:00-4:00 pm Signings:
* Joshua Williamson and Vicente Navarrete – Captain Midnight, Sketch Monsters
* Michael Avon Oeming – Victories, Powers, Thor
Special Guests: Free demos by Espionage Cosmetics from 12-3; the Pirates of PDX YAR from 10-2.
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Writer Brian Michael Bendis signs at MaximuM Comics 3.0 on Wednesday, March 27th!
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In honor of Will Eisner Week, Dark Horse Editor Diana Schutz hand-picked a lineup of some of the best comics creators in the country to share stories from Will Eisner’s Last Day in Vietnam.
Brian Michael Bendis, Matt Fraction, Michael Avon Oeming, Dylan Meconis, and Kelly Sue DeConnick will be reading, and Erik Nebel will be accompanying a wordless story on violin. Basically, it’s a lineup that shouldn’t be allowed to get on an airplane together, because if that plane crashed, so would like 80 percent of the comics industry.
Here’s a bit more info on the participants. LIKE YOU NEED MORE INFO, C’MON.
• MATT FRACTION, architect of the Marvel Universe, writer of The Invincible Iron Man, and creator of the beloved high-concept spy comic Casanova.
• BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS, yet another architect of the Marvel Universe, writer of Ultimate Spider-Man and creator of the beloved superhero noir comic Alias.
• MICHAEL AVON OEMING, a creator and artist on numerous projects including the Eisner-winning series Powers.
• DYLAN MECONIS, creator of the brainy historical graphic novel Family Man and the vampire-themed spoof Bite Me.
• KELLY SUE DECONNICK, writer of a number of Marvel Comics titles, including the well-received Osborn miniseries and Avengers Assemble.
• ERIK NEBEL, creator of War and Peace: The Comic, which is just what it says it is.
It all goes down at 8 pm on Thursday, March 7, at the Jack London (529 SW 4th, Portland, Oregon). Admission’s $3-5. Yes, it’s going to be as good as it sounds. See you there.
Michael Avon Oeming and Taki Soma sign from Noon-3pm on Saturday May 7, 2011 for Free Comic Book Day!
Michael Avon Oeming is well know for both his art and his writing, working on such titles as Powers, Mice Templar, Hammer of the Gods, Bulletproof Monk, Cross Bronx, Thor, and tons more!
Taki Soma’s credits include Rapture, Myspace Dark Horse Presents, and has worked for such comic publishers as Top Cow, Image, Silent Devil, Caption Box, and Arsenic Lullaby!
The 501st Legion is a non-profit organization and has become a leading force in fan-based charity events!
Join us as we give away tons of free comics from some of the best publishers and including fan favorite characters like Darkwing Duck, Atomic Robo, Spider-Man, Thor, Captain America, Flash, and more! This years selection is even more kid friendly and there are plenty of great books for adults as well! Check out some free previews!
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On Friday, December 10th, Brian Michael Bendis will be conducting a unique and informative writing seminar at the Atomic Comics Mesa Superstore at 9pm. Be part of this incredible opportunity by purchasing a seat for the seminar through this link or by stopping by at any Atomic Comics location.
On Saturday, December 11th, Atomic Comics Mesa Superstore will be hosting a Q and A session with Bendis with a signing and meet and greet following the session. The event starts off at 12 noon so come down and meet one of the comic book industry’s great creators.
Bid on lunch with award-winning and acclaimed writer, Brian Michael Bendis! Click on this link to place your bid on a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity!
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