“Issue one is heartwarming, two is brutal, three is sexy, four will make you think, five’s thrilling, six might make you cry and seven…seven has the most violent fight you’ve ever seen featuring Clark Kent,” says Landis. “This has been my dream since I was ten years old. Come on this journey with me and Clark. C’mon.”
In issue #1, superstar artist Nick Dragotta (East of West, Fantastic Four) illustrates the story of Jonathan and Martha Kent as they struggle to deal with their 12-year-old son’s latest quirk—he’s been floating up into the air, sometimes hundreds of feet!
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Blippar, the visual discovery app, has reached an agreement with online newsstand iSubscribe and digital newsstand Zinio to make the majority of newsstand magazines in the UK ‘Blippable’.
From Wednesday 14th October, 500 of the UK’s most popular consumer newsstand magazines will be ‘Blippable’. Consumers will be able to blipp magazine covers to discover additional content, subscription information, social media links and other useful content.
This new innovative strategic partnership with leading digital newsstands iSubscribe and Zinio launches this week at the FIPP World Magazine Congress in Toronto from 14th to 16th October. Following the UK launch, Blippar will then look to roll-out the initiative to other markets and are currently in discussions with other key digital newsstands across the globe.
This initiative is part of Blippar’s ongoing drive to make the whole world ‘Blippable’ using their Visual Discovery app, the project also provides publishers with a dynamic route to growing a new subscriptions channel audiences while helping to grow Blippar’s burgeoning 50m user base.
The new project builds on Blippar’s four-year history of building strong relationships with publishers around the world. UK Magazine groups that have developed interactive editorial content using Blippar’s proprietary tools, include Vogue Germany (Conde Nast), BBC Radio Times and BBC Gardener’s World Magazine (Immediate Media) and Look Magazine (TimeIncUK).
As part of this launch Blippar has entered into a strategic partnership with the fashion discovery platform, Styloko. Readers will now Blipp to discover more about the fashions on the covers of UK titles which will include the likes of Vogue, Elle, and Marie Claire.
Readers can simply tap the ‘Get The Look' button in the Blippar app, and be connected to Styloko's fashion inspiration pages featuring the outfits worn by the model or similar alternatives. Shoppers can then physically purchase from the end retailers or brands.
Speaking on the partnership, Styloko CEO, Shannon Edwards says, "Blippar is a disruptive and transformative leader in bringing to life the physical world and, in this case, the world of magazine publishing. The Styloko team is thrilled to be able to marry our 'view similar' commerce technology with Blippar's image recognition capability to give consumers the opportunity to get any look they blipp"
Omaid Hiwaizi, Blippar’s President of Global Marketing says: “In embracing magazines, we’re adding an inspiring and useful layer which will transform the experience for readers and, in time, boost revenue for publishers through additional inventory sales, cover sales and new revenue models.”
“We are constantly seeking new ways in which Blippar can help publishers address industry pain-points of publishing and distribution costs, difficulties in connecting with next-gen readers, and assist them in connecting with digital branded content streams.”
“The Hard Goodbye was my first crack at writing and drawing a comic book with total freedom,” said Frank Miller. “I am grateful to Mike Richardson and Dark Horse for helping make it such a big success. You can now see my work warts and all. You can see just how many mistakes I actually made!”
“We’re very excited to release this new ‘Curator’s Collection’ for The Hard Goodbye that brings a unique insight into one of the comic industry’s historic treasures,” said Dark Horse President and Publisher Mike Richardson. “Frank Miller has proved time and again that he’s a titan when it comes to artistic talent, and this deluxe, oversized edition is a celebration of his most influential work.”
“Almost 25 years later it has become clearer just how truly groundbreaking Frank Miller’s work on Sin Citywas . . . aside from the drastic evolution of his artistic style toward stark and energetic black and white, Frank’s spearheading the belief that creators should actually own their creations and Mike Richardson’s willingness as a publisher to support that initiative helped shift the industry toward creator-owned work being the standard it is today,” said collection editor and designer John Lind. “The ability to show this original work in raw form and put it into context for a future generation is something we’re conscious of going in.”
“Frank has been a good friend for many years and was always one of the most ardent and vocal supporters of the CBLDF during my tenure as president.” said Kitchen Sink Books co-founder Denis Kitchen. “At my former publishing company, Frank and I never found the right big project to work on together, so it was fortuitous that decades later, through our Kitchen Sink imprint at Dark Horse, we have the chance to finally team up and produce this deluxe edition.”
Curator’s Collection is the Kitchen Sink Books term for oversized, archival deluxe collections accompanied by essays, interviews, and unpublished work. Frank Miller’s Sin City: The Hard Goodbye Curator’s Collectionis the first volume in the planned Curator’s Collection series from the Kitchen Sink Books imprint at Dark Horse Comics.
Retailing for $175, Frank Miller’s Sin City: The Hard Goodbye Curator’s Collection will be an impressive book to own—a deluxe hardcover with a HUGE trim size of 15 x 21.5 inches, 224 pages, and smyth sewn binding under a cloth spine. Featuring an introduction from Sin City co-director Robert Rodriguez, an epilogue by publisher Mike Richardson, and a new interview with Frank Miller about his artistic technique to accompany the interior artwork—this edition is not to be missed! Ships worldwide in June 2016.
Frank Miller will be signing an exclusive print of his original cover artwork for Sin City at New York Comic Con on Saturday, October 10, 2015 from 4:00 PM to 4:45 PM at the Dark Horse booth (#1636). This is a wristband-only event. (Wristbands distributed from the Dark Horse Comics booth by drawing at show opening on Friday and Saturday. Signing limited to a free poster that will be provided and one other comic, book, or piece of memorabilia. Some restrictions may apply.)
Each issue of this new arc will feature “Hero’s Journey” variants, iconic moments in Mikey’s life depicted by Image’s finest artists