Penny Dreadful #1
Writer: Krysty Wilson-Cairns
Artist: Louie De Matinis
Publisher: Titan Comics
FC - 32PP - $3.99 - On Sale: May 4
The hit TV series is presented in comics for the first time! This prequel reveals the terrifying events that led Vanessa to try and find her missing childhood friend, Mina Harker, and exposes the true nature of the vampiric monsters infesting Victorian London. Beautifully realized by Louie De Martinis, and written by the scriptwriters of the hit show!
Penny Dreadful #1 hits comic stores and digital platforms on May 4
Trajectory, Inc. the leading global network for eBook distribution and book discovery solutions, has reached an agreement with DC Entertainment to expand the comic book publisher’s digital footprint to global eBook retailers and libraries in North America and eventually Europe, Asia, South America and additional international markets.
Starting today, Trajectory has made the DC Entertainment Essential Graphic Novels available on the OverDrive platform including titles such as Batman: The Killing Joke, Wonder Woman Vol. 1: Blood, The Sandman Vol. 1: Preludes & Nocturnes, Preacher Book One and others. New books will continue to be added to the platform on a weekly basis.
"Trajectory is committed to bringing outstanding DC Comics and Vertigo stories to fans around the world,” said Scott Beatty, Co-Founder and Chief Content Officer of Trajectory. “This partnership for global eBook distribution through the Trajectory network is an enormous opportunity to reach more fans through any retailer or library across the globe.”
“Our goal is to provide access to our books anywhere and everywhere fans are reading them. As a leader in their industry, Trajectory will help us provide our eBooks to retailers in the most efficient way possible, thus expanding our audience to reach more fans than ever,” stated Derek Maddalena, SVP of Sales and Business Development.
“Our major goal is connecting a wider group of readers with DC Comics and Vertigo stories which are even more inclusive and accessible for its next generation of fans. International digital retailers and libraries are of central importance to achieving that goal,” said Trajectory Co-Founder and & CEO Jim Bryant.
Trajectory has the largest known global network for eBook distribution. The network delivers 300+ international points of distribution representing over 230,000+ digital endpoints including every eBook retailer, library distributor, school distributor, and alternative digital sales channel all from a single point of access. Through this single access point (maintained by Trajectory), publishers can simply upload their files and designate where they would like the digital edition of their titles distributed.
“The Discipline is a dark, suggestive, and ultimately interesting look at what goes with the world after dark. Be it monsters or men, we are all slaves to the night.” --Fangoria
Image Comics is pleased to announce that the new ongoing erotic thriller THE DISCIPLINE by the creative team behind The Names, writer Peter Milligan (X-Force/X-Statix) and artist Leandro Fernandez (Punisher, Queen & Country),
launched to critical-acclaim and high fan enthusiasm. Both THE DISCIPLINE #1 and #2 issues are being fast-tracked to second printings in order to keep up with customer demand.
Between fighting with her sister and hating her husband, Melissa still finds time to fall in lust with a stranger who's an awful lot more than he seems. In THE DISCIPLINE #1, what appears to be a simple seduction is revealed as something much darker and more dangerous. This controversial and erotically-charged tale of sex, death, and metamorphosis begins with an explosion of carnality and weirdness.
By DISCIPLINE #2 Melissa is drawn deeper into a strange hidden world and realizes that her affair with Orlando isn’t just about sex. She discovers more about the Discipline, their weird enemy known as the Stalkers, and her own frightening potential.
THE DISCIPLINE #1 and #2 remain available for purchase across all digital platforms, including the Image Comics website (imagecomics.com), the official Image Comics iOS app, Comixology’s website (comixology.com), iOS, Android, and Google Play.
THE DISCIPLINE #1, 2nd printing (Diamond Code MAR168335) and THE DISCIPLINE #2, 2nd printing (Diamond Code MAR168336) will arrive in stores on Wednesday, May 11. The Final Order Cutoff deadline for retailers is Monday, April 18.
THE DISCIPLINE #3 (Diamond Code MAR160561) will arrive in stores on Wednesday, May 4.
THE DISCIPLINE #4 (Diamond Code APR160752) will arrive in stores on Wednesday, June 1. The Final Order Cutoff deadline for retailers is Monday, May 9.
R.A. Salvatore's seven-novel Demon Wars Saga comes to Humble Bundle in the GraphicAudio® A Movie in Your Mind® audio entertainment format as a complete set of audiobooks at a pay-what-you-want price. Through cinematic music, a full cast of voices, digital sound effects, you’ll be immersed in R.A. Salvatore’s Land of Corona. Listeners can embark on the fantastic journey and hear the entire series (116 total hours), and once they're done, they can listen to another GraphicAudio production of The Saga Of The First King: The Highwayman(8 hours), and finally read AOLEYN by R.A. Salvatore, a brand new novella and sneak peek from the upcoming full length novel, THE COVEN (release date yet to be announced).
Customers can pay what they want for The Demon Wars Saga 1 - The Demon Awakens (Parts 1-3) and The Demon Wars Saga 2 - The Demon Spirit (Parts 1-3).
Those who pay more than the average price will also receive The Demon Wars Saga 3 - The Demon Apostle (Parts 1-3), The Demon Wars Saga 4 - Mortalis (Parts 1-3), The Demon Wars Saga 5 - Ascendance (Parts 1-2), and The Demon Wars Saga 6 - Transcendence (Parts 1-3).
In addition, customers who pay $15 or more will receive all of that plus The Demon Wars Saga 7 - Immortalis (Part 1-3), The Saga of the First King - The Highwayman, and a brand new, exclusive novella ebook by R.A. Salvatore: AOLEYN.
These audiobooks usually cost as much as $314. At Humble Bundle, though, customers choose their price!
To see the full bundle, head to https://www.humblebundle.com/books/salvatore-demon-war-saga-audiobooks.
As with all Humble Bundles, customers can choose how their purchase dollars are allocated, between the publisher and charity. The Humble Audiobook Bundle: R.A. Salvatore’s The Demon Wars Saga supports American Red Cross and Make-A-Wish, and customers can also choose a favorite charity from our database of over 30,000 charities.
The Humble Audiobook Bundle: R.A. Salvatore’s The Demon Wars Saga runs from now until Wednesday, April 27, 2016 at 11 a.m. Pacific Time.
ALL-NEW TORCHWOOD COMICS KICK-OFF WITH EXCLUSIVE JOHN BARROWMAN & CAROLE E. BARROWMAN-PENNED ADVENTURE!
DOCTOR WHO TV SPINOFF, TORCHWOOD IS BACK, IN COMICS!
The hotly anticipated Torchwood comic sees Captain Jack return to Cardiff to engage the help of the last person who expected to see him again, Gwen Cooper! A dark technology from a forgotten species has been claimed by a conspiratorial power… and in this collision between an ancient civilization and an all-new evil, the Earth itself may be forfeit! Only Jack, Gwen, and their allies from what remains of Torchwood hold the key to stopping a cataclysmic wave of destruction… On the road, on the run, and under fire – can Jack and Gwen put aside their differences and rebuild the heart of Torchwood… before its flame is stamped out forever?!
The debut issue comes with variant covers to collect from Doctor Who superstar artists including Tommy Lee Edwards (Tenth Doctor, Turf), Elena Casagrande (Tenth Doctor, The X-Files), Blair Shedd (Ninth Doctor), and Rod Reis (Doctor Who, C.O.W.L.)!
Retailers can order Torchwood #1 from the May edition of PREVIEWS. This new series is a must for Torchwood fans, who can find their nearest comic store at ComicShopLocator.com.
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- Cover A: Tommy Lee Edwards
In January, DC Entertainment announced the return of the beloved characters from Hanna-Barbera in all new stories—and this lineup wouldn’t be complete without Jonny Quest and Scooby and the gang! Here, DC Entertainment is officially adding more variant covers from some of DC’s favorite artists!
Future Quest, due out first on May 18, will ship with a total of four variant covers (in addition to the standard cover) and here they are:
DC revealed the standard cover by series artist Evan “Doc” Shaner, Steve Rude's fantastic interpretation of Jonny Quest and his pal Hadji, as well as Bill Sienkiewicz's awesome rendition of Space Ghost.
And now Aaron Lopresti’s epic depiction of the Herculoids and Joe Quinones' Action Heroes variants can be added to that lineup!
DC revealed the standard cover by veteran artist Jim Lee, a tech-savvy Scooby-Doo (complete with Scooby Snack) by Howard Porter, and the mystery hunter Fred Jones from artist Neal Adams.
And now, Dan Panosian delivers the dynamic-duo of Shaggy and Scooby, we see an eerie look at super-sleuth Daphne from Joelle Jones, and Ben Caldwell gives us the coolest techy girl around, Velma (complete with her own drone!)
Future Quest will feature stories by Jeff Parker (Batman '66, Justice League United) with art by Evan "Doc" Shaner (Justice League: Darkseid War:Green Lantern), and Scooby Apocalypse comes from co-writers Keith Giffen (Sugar & Spike, Legends of Tomorrow anthology) and JM DeMatteis. These tales will both thrill and chill the readers!
Dark Horse Comics is happy to announce that Rat Queens Eisner Award-nominated writer Kurtis Wiebe is bringing his latest creator-owned series to readers this summer with the arrival of Bounty #1.
This ongoing series sees Wiebe join forces with pop-comic sensation Mindy Lee to present a femme-fatale sci-fi caper of epic proportions!
“Bounty is strongly my voice and one of my favourite comics I've ever written,” says Wiebe. “While it's about sisters who hunt criminals in the future, it is ultimately about the nature of family and the trust we share with those closest to us. With a little bit of action and romance on the side. What Mindy Lee is doing with the art is unlike anything I've seen in comics before.”
The Gadflies were the most wanted criminals in the galaxy. Over the years, they’d stolen from the galaxy’s most evil corporations and redistributed their ill-gotten gains to the less fortunate. Doing so earned them a reputation as the roughest outlaws in the universe—with a bounty to match! Now, with the law closing in on them, the Gadflies are forced to abandon their bandit personas in favor of a new career as bounty hunters . . . ’cause if you can’t beat ’em, join ’em—then rob ’em for all they’re worth!
It’s Rat Queens meets Firefly!
Bounty #1 debuts on July 6 and retails for $3.99. Preorder a copy today at your local comic shop.
Praise for Wiebe:
“Wiebe fully understands the story he wants to tell. There's a confidence to his writing, a sense of direction.”—IGN
“Wiebe holds nothing back through his situational humor and his ability to turn clichés on their heads.”—Comic Book Resources
“Wiebe delivers, piping some fun and freshness in an otherwise overdone genre.”—Comics Bulletin
“The first issue of Wiebe’s new series is a roaring success as far as I’m concerned.”—Population Go
“I recommend checking in on the ground floor because it’s positioning itself as one of the most compelling stories of the new year.”—iFanboy
Jim Lee, Bernard Chang and Brian Buccellato To Host Fan Signings At Los Angeles Times Festival of Books
For Jim Lee’s signing, wristbands will be handed out at 10:00AM to the first 100 attendees on the morning of Saturday, April 9 at the DC Entertainment Booth 889. Promotional posters, bookmarks and comics will be handed out for those who attend and up to five items may be signed during the scheduled events.
Saturday, April 9
2-3 p.m. Brian Buccellato
3-4 p.m. Jim Lee
Sunday, April 10
1-2 p.m. Bernard Chang
The Los Angeles Times Festival of Books brings together the creators of books and the fans who love them. With live bands, poetry readings, chef demos, cultural entertainment and artists, it’s an event fans won’t want to miss!
For more information regarding the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books, please visit http://events.latimes.com/festivalofbooks/the-festival/info/.
Announced today at Emerald City Comicon, Dark Horse will deliver a new ongoing Groo series: Groo: Fray of the Gods.
This twelve-issue limited series features a tale told by the same award-winning creative team as always: Sergio Aragonés and Mark Evanier, with Tom Luth coloring and Stan Sakai on the lettering pen.
The gods did not bless Groo with brains, only with the ability to battle. Now, they themselves are in conflict over the spirit and future of mankind…and it is Groo who becomes the pawn (unwitting, of course) in their war. If the future of humanity depends on the Wanderer—we’re all in a lot of trouble.
Groo: Fray of the Gods #1 is on sale July 20, 2016. Preorder your copy today at your local favorite comic shop.
Praise for Sergio Aragonés and Mark Evanier’s Groo:
“[Aragonés’s] style is so established, cartoony, and consistent that there’s never a doubt that you’ll get anything but pure magic out of him.”—Multiversity Comics
“Longtime Groo fans will find a lot to love here.”—Newsarama
After a series delay, Dark Horse Comics is proud to announce the return of Xeric Award–winning and Eisner, Ignatz, and Harvey Award–nominated cartoonist JEFF LEMIRE and artist DEAN ORMSTON’s much-anticipated original ongoing series BLACK HAMMER.
From the prodigious brain of Lemire (Descender, Sweet Tooth, Essex County, A.D.: After Death, Plutona) comes Black Hammer, a character-based superhero drama amazingly brought to life by Ormston (Lucifer, The Sandman) with colors by none other than Eisner Award–winning veteran Dave Stewart.
Once they were heroes, but the age of heroes has long since passed. Banished from existence by a multiversal crisis, the old champions of Spiral City—Abraham Slam, Golden Gail, Colonel Weird, Madame Dragonfly, and Barbalien—now lead simple lives in a timeless farming town. Even as they try to find their way home, trouble has a unique way of finding heroes wherever they are!
“Black Hammer has been a labor of love for me,” says Lemire. “It’s a project that I’ve been working on in various forms for seven years.”
With a variant cover by Lemire, Black Hammer #1 launches on July 20 and retails for $2.99. Preorder your copy today at your local comic book store.
Praise for Black Hammer:
“On my pull list by the time I got to page five.”—Mark Waid (Kingdom Come)
“Jeff Lemire’s Black Hammer feels like it’s walking two roads—one honoring the past of superhero comics, and one forging a path into the future of the genre.”—Cullen Bunn (Harrow County)
“Black Hammer feels like a superhero story through an X-Files lens; it’s strange and melancholy and real. The tale evokes an immense world filled with typically deep Lemire-ian themes of isolation, joy and simplicity. I can’t wait to see where he goes from here.”—Charles Soule (Star Wars: Poe Dameron, Letter 44)
“Jeff Lemire, one of the most gifted writers currently working in comics, has produced another powerhouse work with Black Hammer. Combining the ‘country gothic’ feel of his own Essex County with the world of superheroes, the end result is something truly fresh, exciting and fun. I need more now!”—James Robinson (Airboy, Starman)
Animal Man, Swamp Thing Artist to Draw New Adventures of “That Modern Stone-Age Family”
“From the town of Bedrock, they’re a page right out of history…”
Writer Mark Russell (Prez) and artist Steve Pugh will bring readers their version of Fred, Wilma, Barney, Betty, Pebbles and Bamm-Bamm in the debut issue of The Flintstones, on sale July 6.
In this 40-page extra-sized premiere issue, fans will be introduced to the town of Bedrock, where Paleolithic humans dine on artisanal prepared mammoth after shopping at the Neandertall & Big Men’s Clothing stores, get the latest news via cave painting, and folks drive foot-powered cars. Join Fred and Barney as Mr. Slate sends them on a mission to show some Neanderthals a night on the town in hopes of luring them into this new system of “working for a living” – in his quarry, of course! Find out what happens to Fred and the gang when they finally get to learn how Bedrock’s “one percent” lives in this satirical take on life in the world’s first civilization this summer!
In the meantime, check out the debut cover to issue #1 by Steve Pugh and the great variant covers by Ivan Reis (DC Universe: Rebirth Special), Walt Simonson (Batman: Black and White Vol. 2), and Dustin Nguyen (Batman Eternal, Batman: Li’l Gotham).
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