Friday, February 28, 2014

Cartoon Network Crossover Causes Cosmic Calamity

Samurai Jack, The Powerpuff Girls, Dexter’s Laboratory, Ben 10 And More Unite In The ‘Super Secret Crisis War’!

San Diego, CA (February 28, 2014) – When an unstoppable evil spreads across the universe, heroes across time and space will be summoned together to face a threat that none of them could have possibly dealt with on their own. In Super Secret Crisis War!, the fate of the universe will depend upon a stoic warrior, a kid hero, a mad scientist, a fearsome trio of lab experiments, and… Ed, Edd and Eddy?!?

This June, the heroes of some of Cartoon Network’s most popular shows will join together at IDW for this all-ages, mega-colossal crossover where worlds and characters collide like never before! Written by the legendary Louise Simonson, the six-issue event will feature the herculean heroes going toe-to-toe against the nefarious nemeses Aku, Vilgax, Mandark, Mojo Jojo, attempting to thwart their conniving conquest.

"I love writing group books! So obviously, Super Secret Crisis War! is my dream job!" says series writer, Simonson, "Even researching the series is fun—who doesn’t love watching cartoons!? Especially excellent, award-winning cartoon series like Samurai Jack, Ben 10, Powerpuff Girls, Dexter’s Laboratory, and Ed, Edd, & Eddy. But the very best part is seeing the art and design so beautifully realized by the wonderful Derek Charm. Fun characters, great artist, and a really fine editorial team at IDW!"

Art and cover duties will be handled The Powerpuff Girls writer and artist Derek Charm. Each issue will also feature a subscription cover by The Powerpuff Girls writer and artist, Troy Little that combine to form one massive image, so make sure to collect them all. Additional variants by top artists including Katie Cook (My Little Pony) will also be available for this special event.

The beloved Cartoon Network franchises at IDW have brought back the nostalgia for old fans and introduced a whole new audience to the amazing creations by series creators Genndy Tartakovsky (Samurai Jack), Craig McCracken (The Powerpuff Girls), and Man of Action (Ben 10).

And starting in July, the madness expands! Foster’s Home for Imaginary Friends, Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy, Johnny Bravo, Codename: Kids Next Door, and Cow and Chicken will all take center stage as they join the madness of the Super Secret Crisis War in their own one-shots. Written by Ivan Cohen, Kate Leth, Erik Burnham, Scott Peterson, & Jim Zub, respectively, each one-shot will tie in to the Super Secret Crisis War showing the full scope of the looming threat.

With all of these classic characters sharing the page, the universe will never be the same!

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

PREVIEW: Legenderry: A Steampunk Adventure #2

Publisher: Dynamite Entertainment
Writer: Bill Willingham
Artist: Sergio Fernandez Davilla
Cover Artist: Joe Benitez
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: February 12th, 2014

THE EPIC STEAMPUNK CROSSOVER CONTINUES! Magna Spadarossa gets a taste of life in the Big City, but it’s not all she had hoped. Assassins galore are after her, but why? It’s up to Vampirella, the Green Hornet, Kato, and the best Victorian futuristic technology they have to keep Magna safe … but will that be enough?

Monday, February 10, 2014

BOOM Studios Announces Day Men #3 Release Date and Retailer Promotion

February 10, 2014 (Los Angeles, CA) -  BOOM! Studios is pleased to announce a special retailer promotion tied to the March 5th release of DAY MEN #3, the breakout series by Matt Gagnon, Michael Alan Nelson, and Brian Stelfreeze about humans who act as protectors for vampires. The top 50 retailers who order DAY MEN #3 will receive one free signed copy each of the upcoming DAY MEN: PEN & INK #1, the first in a new, limited line of publications designed to spotlight some of the comic book industry’s best creators and their work on BOOM! titles. Retailers who qualify for this promotion will be the first individuals to get an advance look at BOOM!'s PEN & INK program.

DAY MEN: PEN & INK #1 will feature uncolored line work from issues #1 and #2 of DAY MEN by artist Stelfreeze (Wednesday Comics, Batman: Shadow of the Bat), along with annotations from he and writers Gagnon (FREELANCERS) and Nelson (Supergirl, PROTOCOL: ORPHANS) in an oversized 11" x 17", saddle-stitched, prestige presentation. Retailers have until the end of the day on Monday, February 10th to finalize their orders for DAY MEN #3.

"In our ongoing campaign to thank our top retail partners who continue to support DAY MEN, we are happy to send them advance copies of DAY MEN: PEN & INK #1 to show our gratitude," said BOOM! Studios Editor-in-Chief and DAY MEN creator Matt Gagnon. "We're blown away by all the support we've seen from the retail community and our readers. It's important to me to make sure that support goes both ways."

In DAY MEN #3, war continues to rage throughout the vampire underground, as David Reid's role as a Day Man for the Virgo family comes into question. And a game-changing secret is uncovered that could turn the tide of the war, but in whose favor? David will have to survive the day to find out.

DAY MEN #3 arrives in comic shops on March 5th with a cover price of $3.99 under Diamond order code JUL130927. Not sure where to find your nearest comic retailer? Use or to find one! It's also available for order directly from

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

PREVIEW: Veil #1

Publisher: Dark Horse Comics
Writer: Greg Rucka
Artist: Toni Fejzula
Cover Artist: Toni Fejzula
Cover Price: $3.50
Release Date: March 5th, 2014

A beautiful girl wakes up in an abandoned subway station with no memory of how she got there. When men try to hurt her . . . they wind up dead. Where did she come from? And what is she capable of?