Comic News Roundup 12/19/16

Comic News Roundup 12/19/16

TOP STORIES FOR MONDAY, DECEMBER 19, 2016 Stacked Deck Press Calls for Trans Artists Rogue One Box Office Update Love is Love Anthology Set for Release Batman Rules November Comics Sales Comic News Roundup is a curated selection of news stories related to comic books, comic book films, and other associated media. Josh EpsteinJosh Epstein is the Publisher for the Capeless Crusader website. He’s a lifelong comic nerd, and “Superman” is the first word he…

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Comic News Roundup 12/16/16

Comic News Roundup 12/16/16

  TOP STORIES FOR FRIDAY, DECEMBER 16, 2016 Eisner Judges Announced Image Reveals Southern Bastards Variant Rogue One Opens Big Top Reviewed Books Comic News Roundup is a curated selection of news stories related to comic books, comic book films, and other associated media. Josh EpsteinJosh Epstein is the Publisher for the Capeless Crusader website. He’s a lifelong comic nerd, and “Superman” is the first word he ever read aloud. He is also an actor,…

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Comic Con International Names 2017 Eisner Award Judges 

Comic Con International Names 2017 Eisner Award Judges 

Press Release Comic-Con International is proud to announce that the judging panel has been named for the 2017 Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards. This blue-ribbon committee will select the nominations to appear on the Eisner Awards ballot. This year’s judges are: Alan Campbell Alan Campbell is a longtime member of the Comic-Con International Board of Directors and has been involved in putting on the San Diego Comic-Con and related events for over 30 years. He…

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Image Reveals Young’s CURSE WORDS Variant

Image Reveals Young’s CURSE WORDS Variant

Skottie Young has one of the most recognizable and in-demand art styles in comics. His cartoony, impish style has graced hundreds of main and variant covers over his career, and now he’s lending his considerable talents to the first issue of Charles Soule and Ryan Browne‘s Curse Words. The series, billed as an evil wizard’s arrival in New York and subsequent hi-jinx, arrives in stores next month. With a Young variant attached the launch, sales…

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Latour & Aaron’s SOUTHERN BASTARDS Variant to Raise Money for ACLU, SPLC

Latour & Aaron’s SOUTHERN BASTARDS Variant to Raise Money for ACLU, SPLC

Variant covers, which once contributed to the near-death of the entire comic book industry, have been back in vogue for a few years now. Most of the time, they are shameless sales ploys designed to boost flagging sales or raise awareness of a major change to the status quo. As the vast majority of variants are released by mainstream publishers, it is seldom the case that the art has much to say in any real…

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IDW Publishing To Open Portland Office with Woodworks Imprint

IDW Publishing To Open Portland Office with Woodworks Imprint

VP of Marketing Dirk Wood To Spearhead Operations, Start New Imprint San Diego, CA (December 8, 2016) – IDW Publishing is headed to Portland, Oregon! While the company’s main base of operations will remain in San Diego, IDW is officially branching out to the burgeoning comic book scene in Portland, establishing a beachhead for its new phase of development, headed up by VP of Marketing, Dirk Wood. Wood will serve as Creative Director for Woodworks,…

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Valiant’s HARBINGER RENEGADE #1 Posts Advance Sell-Out of 46,000 Print Run, Immediately Returns to Press

Valiant’s HARBINGER RENEGADE #1 Posts Advance Sell-Out of 46,000 Print Run, Immediately Returns to Press

More than a week before it hits stores, one of the fall’s most anticipated first issues is already on track to become one of the biggest comic book debuts of 2016 from any independent publisher! Valiant is proud to announce that HARBINGER RENEGADE #1 – the FIRST ISSUE of the ALL-NEW ONGOING SERIES by multiple Harvey Award nominee Rafer Roberts (Plastic Farm) and superstar artist Darick Robertson (Transmetroplitan, The Boys) – has sold out of…

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DARK HORSE: “World of Tanks: Roll Out!” Issue 3 Advances to comic book stores and digital today

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: MILWAUKIE, Ore., (Dec. 7, 2016)—The third issue of World of Tanks: Roll Out is available in comic book shops across North America, Australia, and Europe as of today. Digital editions of the issue can also be purchased directly from Dark Horse Digital. Wargaming’s tale of tank combat after the invasion of Normandy continues in Issue 3’s “Kindergarten.” The intrepid crew of British tankers gets a brief respite from the mayhem of battle…

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Arune Singh to Helm Marketing for BOOM!

Arune Singh to Helm Marketing for BOOM!

Arune Singh is one of the recognizable and well known PR people in all of geekdom. A former comics journalist, Singh became the definitive voice of Marvel’s social media presence in the early part of the decade. as “AgentM” on Twitter, Singh helped to make Marvel one of the most responsive and engaging brands in the business. He shepherded nearly every major PR initiative undertaken by Marvel in the last five years, and that success took…

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Remender and Opena’s SEVEN TO ETERNITY Continues Run of Sell-Outs

Remender and Opena’s SEVEN TO ETERNITY Continues Run of Sell-Outs

It’s official. Seven to Eternity is a hit. Image Comics announced today that the second and third issue of the new series from writer Rick Remender and artist Jerome Opena is going back to press for their third and second printings, respectively. The first issue of Seven to Eternity had an exceptionally strong debut, selling over 30,000 copies. Many series debut strong and then lost a huge number of speculative readers. The second issue lost barely…

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