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Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Legendary Comics: New 'Lost in Space: Countdown to Danger' Graphic Novel Now On-Sale

Lost in Space: Countdown to Danger, Legendary Comics’ Graphic Novel Expansion of the Hit Netflix Series
Now on Sale in Comic Stores and Online


Volume One features thrilling all-new, untold adventures of Will, Penny
and the Robinsons


LOS ANGELES, December 11, 2018 – The first volume of LOST IN SPACE: COUNTDOWN TO DANGER, the official four-part comic book expansion of the hit Netflix Original Series, launches in comic stores and online today. The thrilling graphic novel from Legendary Comics features all-new, untold adventures of the full crew and invites fans to dive deeper into the backstories of their favorite heroic characters—including the Robinsons, Robot, Doctor Smith and Don West. Volume One features two new stories centering around Will and Penny: “Secrets, written by Richard Dinnick, and “Penny & Judith,” written by Brian Buccellato, with all artwork by ZID.

Lost in Space: Countdown to Danger represents another opportunity for Legendary Comics to build upon and expand the intricate universes created by our popular film and television series,” said Robert Napton, Senior Vice President of Legendary Comics. “Richard, Brian, and ZID’s thrilling stories and beautiful artwork will surely draw fans further into new adventures featuring their favorite ‘Lost in Space’ characters.”

LOST IN SPACE is set thirty years in the future. En route to a distant colony, the Robinson family finds itself thrown off-course when their ship crash-lands on a mysterious and dangerous planet. On this strange new world, they encounter a hostile environment and an enigmatic alien robot. In order to survive, the Robinson family must rely on their training, and they’ll discover that no matter how lost they are, their family is their home.

The new graphic series offers readers the chance to explore new missions, not aired on television, as our heroes struggle to survive in an unknown world full of new creatures, unexpected visitors, and new danger. Volume Two, set to be released in Spring 2019, will continue the adventure with a focus on fan favorite Robot and Doctor Smith, played by Parker Posey. For the latest Legendary Comics news and updates, follow: Facebook.com/LegendaryComics.

About the Lost in Space: Countdown to Danger creators:
Richard Dinnick is a writer of television scripts, books and comics. He is the creator of new crime drama Surface Tension for Chrysalis Vision and Legendary Comics’ Rob (a new twist on the Robin Hood mythos). He has written on several television shows, including the forthcoming final series of “Thunderbirds Are Go!” for ITV and Amazon Studios. He is writing the tie-in comic for Netflix’s hit show “Lost in Space”—also for Legendary Comics—and has several Titan Comics’Doctor Who series under his belt for the 7th, 12th and 13th Doctors. Richard has also written several books for BBC Books including Doctor Who: Underwater WarDoctor Who: Myths & Legends and Doctor Who: The Missy Chronicles.

Brian Buccellato is a New York Times best-selling writer best-known for his work on Flash andInjustice for DC Comics. Brian started in comics as a colorist for the Marvel/DC crossoverPunisher/Batman and went on to color for all the major publishers, including work on The Uncanny X-Men, Superman and The Flash. He began writing as part of The Story Company, where he collaborated on a number of screenplays. Buccellato started his comic writing career at Top Cow with The Darkness before teaming with Francis Manapul to co-write The Flash and Detective Comics at DC. He is the creator of Foster, Sons of the Devil and co-creator of Cannibal for Image Comics. His most recent work includes Lowlifes from IDW and Lost in Space: Countdown to Danger for Legendary. He currently lives in West Hollywood with a very small cat and dog.

ZID is a multidisciplinary artist whose work ranges from painting, card games and animation, to pre-production concept art. He has exhibited large-scale works in canvas, but his true calling has always been the visual storytelling medium known as comics. After a good half decade working in studios, ZID is now freelancing and has found a home at Legendary Comics after his involvement in Michael Dougherty’s Trick ‘r Treat: Days of the Dead anthology graphic novel. Since then, he has worked on Legendary’s Spectral: Ghosts of War (the prequel comic to the movie of the same name on Netflix) and Skull Island: The Birth of Kong. Find him at www.mohammadyazid.com

Legendary Television is currently in production on the second season of “Lost in Space,” the Netflix Original series based on Irwin Allen’s classic 1960’s science fiction series starring Molly Parker (“House of Cards”), Toby Stephens (“Black Sails”) and Parker Posey (CafĂ© Society). In this modern update, the science fiction show follows the Robinson family as they fight against all odds to survive after crash landing on an alien planet and finding themselves surrounded by hidden dangers.

About Legendary Comics:
Legendary Comics was born out of a passion for mythic entertainment, seeking out new talent and working with the best and the brightest in the industry to create transportive worlds, inspirational characters, and spectacular adventures that leap off the page. Founded in 2011, Legendary Comics has produced an exciting catalogue of original titles that continues to grow and evolve. From partnerships with industry legend Frank Miller to Grant Morrison’s Eisner-nominated Annihilator, Legendary Comics has a passion for innovative new stories, including Marc Guggenheim’s The Adventures of Jonas Quantum, the fantasy action series A Town Called Dragon, and Jessica Chobot and Erika Lewis’ hit webseries, Firebrand: The Initiation of Natali Pressano. In addition to original titles, Legendary Comics also expands the scope of the cinematic universes of its parent company Legendary Entertainment, by bringing big-screen adventure exploding onto the comic book page. Working with the visionary filmmakers and the architects of Legendary’s Monsterverse, they have delivered the level of quality and authenticity our fans demand with New York Times best-sellers such as Godzilla: Awakening and Pacific Rim: Tales From Year Zero, and Skull Island: The Birth of Kong, to name a few. http://www.legendary.com/comics

IDW Launches Kickstarter Campaign or FULL BLEED Volume 3

IDW Launches Kickstarter for FULL BLEED VOL. 3: HEAVY ROTATION

Featuring a Long-Lost Grant Morrison Interview about his Feud with Alan Moore;

An Interview with Metallica’s Kirk Hammett and Anthrax’s Scott Ian;

Conversations with Comic Book Legend Geof Darrow;

Contributions by Julia Alekseyeva, Abdulkareem Baba Aminu, Peter Bagge,
Tini Howard, Gideon Kendall; Roger Langridge; Joe Lansdale; Erin Nations, Benjamin Percy, Jon Raymond; Sara Richard, Vivek J. Tiwary, Noah Van Sciver, Shannon Wheeler

and Much More!

PORTLAND, OR (December 11, 2018) IDW Publishing is launching a Kickstarter for the third volume of FULL BLEED, the acclaimed print-only 200-page hardcover magazine. When funded on Kickstarter, FULL BLEED VOL. 3: HEAVY ROTATION will include a cornucopia of features, including a provocative and long-lost interview with bestselling comic book writer Grant Morrison, discussing his feud with writer Alan Moore; a conversation between music legends Metallica’s Kirk Hammett and Anthrax’s Scott Ian; interviews with with comic book legend Geof Darrow, and contributions by Julia Alekseyeva, Abdulkareem Baba Aminu, Peter Bagge, Tini Howard, Gideon Kendall, Roger Langridge, Joe Lansdale, Erin Nations, Benjamin Percy, Jon Raymond, Sara Richard, Vivek J. Tiwary, Noah Van Sciver; Shannon Wheeler, and many more.

FULL BLEED is curated and edited by IDW Publishing’s Dirk Wood, alongside IDW Publishing Former CEO/Founder Ted Adams. When funded through Kickstarter, pledges will be delivered to backers next year. The FULL BLEED Kickstarter campaign is live as of Tuesday, December 11th and runs for 30 days.

“FULL BLEED is like Rolling Stone, the old Comics Journals, and an art book had a baby,” said Creative Director Dirk Wood, “We’re so proud to bring this baby into the world and now we’re coming to you. In days of yore, when running a magazine, one had to rely on two important sources of revenue — advertising and subscriptions.The bottom line is FULL BLEED is 100% ad free. To realistically sustain a publication of this magnitude, reaching out directly to fans is necessary. Kickstarter provides us the opportunity to interact with prospective readers, not compromise on quality, and remain free of advertising. So tell your friends.”

“FULL BLEED #1 was a hell of a book,” said LOCKE & KEY writer Joe Hill. “ I’m excited to see the series continue. Jump in. The water’s great.”

By merging the best in comics, fiction, non-fiction, deep dive interviews, opinion, history, think-pieces and more, FULL BLEED is a reading experience like no other, and a beautiful addition to any bookshelf. Looking through an international lens, but filtered through the unique perspective of the IDW:PDX satellite office in Portland Oregon, FULL BLEED tackles all aspects of the creative culture, and beyond — comics, music, film, tv, fine art, photography, design, politics and more. FULL BLEED seeks total diversity: diversity in content, diversity in creators and contributors, diversity in genre.

FULL BLEED VOL. 3: HEAVY ROTATION features:

The Grant Morrison Interview, Part One, By Gavin Edwards, illustration by Peter Bagge

Monsters of Rock: An interview with Metallica’s Kirk Hammett, and Anthrax’s Scott Ian, concerning their shared history and love of all things horror and genre, By Russell Sheath, illustration by Tony Shasteen

We Don’t All Live in a Yellow Submarine: An Essay, By Vivek J. Tiwary

The Watering Shed: A brand-new short story featuring Hap & Leonard, By award-winning novelist Joe Lansdale

Lover’s Eyes: An Essay, By Tini Howard, with illustrations by Sara Richard

Arizona Daisy: A new comic, By Roger Langridge

May 1968: The Revolution that Almost Was - A comic essay, By Julia Alekseyeva

Black’s In: When a “Blackout” is a Good Thing,  Text and illustrations by Abdulkareem Baba Aminu

Following the Bloody Trail of the Shaolin Cowboy: An interview with Geof Darrow, featuring never-before-seen art, by Hannah Means-Shannon

The Underdream: A new comic, By Josh O’Neill and Gideon Kendall

The Lost Boys of the U-Boat Bremen: Chapter Three, By Phillip Kennedy Johnson and Steve Beach

Down Mexico Way: A travel log, By Jarrett Melendez, with illustration from Danica Brine

Uncharted Part Two: A short story, By Benjamin Percy with spot illustrations by Brent Schoonover

The Shapes: A new comic, By Adam Knave & Andrew Losq

New short comics from Shannon Wheeler, Jennifer Hayden and Noah Van Sciver

A personal tale of young love gone wrong, By award-winning novelist and screenwriter, Jon Raymond

The Big Smoke, a photo essay, By Joel Meadows

Blade Runner: Technology Steals the Soul — An essay, By Tom Waltz, with illustration by SantipĂ©rez

The Five Most Important Underground Cartoonists, an essay, By Bob Levin

Home: A new comic by Erin Nations

Monday, December 3, 2018

BREAKING NEWS: HO! HO! HO! HOLIDAY HELLBOY IS ON HIS WAY

HO! HO! HO! HOLIDAY HELLBOY IS ON HIS WAY
EXCLUSIVE, HANDMADE RESIN GAMING PIECE AVAILABLE FOR A LIMITED TIME ONLY
Mantic Games is pleased to announce a special, limited edition miniature to accompany its upcoming Hellboy board game. Working once again with Dark Horse Comics and visionary creator Mike Mignola, Holiday Hellboy is a handmade, high quality resin gaming piece based around an iconic piece of festive artwork drawn by Mike Mignola.
This amazing celebratory piece will only be available to order now until the end of December from participating Mantic stockists and direct from Mantic Games at www.manticgames.com. After being designed by a digital sculptor, each Holiday Hellboy will be painstakingly handcrafted by our resin team here at Mantic HQ in Nottingham, UK.
“Following the huge success of the Hellboy: The Board Game Kickstarter earlier this year, we really wanted to celebrate with something cool and unique,” said Ronnie Renton, Mantic Games, CEO. “When we came across this piece of amazing artwork, we just knew we had to get it sculpted and made. Making it available in superb quality resin will capture the wonderful quality of Mike Mignola’s artwork perfectly.”
Measuring approximately 7cm tall, Holiday Hellboy comes unpainted and requires assembly, but will most definitely make a fantastic festive-themed gift for any Hellboy fan. The set also comes with an exclusive B.P.R.D. Agent card for use in Hellboy: The Board Game.
Due for release in 2019, Hellboy: The Board Game is a co-operative experience in which players face off against some of the comic’s most famous foes. Up to four people take control of iconic B.R.P.D. members – Hellboy, Abe Sapien, Liz Sherman and Johann Kraus - before exploring gothic locations, uncovering ancient artifacts and battling one of Hellboy’s most notorious foes, Rasputin!
For more details about the Hellboy game, make sure you sign up to the Mantic Games newsletter at www.manticgames.com
About Mantic Games
In the nine years since launch, Mantic Games has released several complete tabletop gaming systems including Kings of War®, DeadZone®, Mars Attacks® and DreadBall™. The team’s obsession for making detailed miniatures, simple but challenging games and great value-for-money products has seen Mantic become a global presence in the tabletop gaming arena. Mantic Games has a strong relationship with its community, and crowd funding has raised extra development money for recent product launches – allowing bigger ranges in plastic for the retail launch. To date, backers have pledged more than $7m to help new projects come to life, making Mantic one of Europe’s most funded companies on Kickstarter. Mantic has sales offices in the USA and UK, supplies 20 countries, has a complete design studio team, a global supply chain with production facilities based in Nottingham, England. To find out more, please visit www.manticgames.com
About Dark Horse
For more than thirty years, Dark Horse Comics has proven to be a solid example of how integrity and innovation can help broaden a unique storytelling medium and establish a small, homegrown company as an industry giant. Founded in 1986 by Mike Richardson, the company is known for the progressive and creator-friendly atmosphere it provides for writers and artists. In addition to publishing comics from top talent, such as Eric Powell, Mike Mignola, Geof Darrow, Brian Wood, Gail Simone, Stan Sakai, and Guillermo del Toro, and comics legends, such as Will Eisner, Milo Manara, Kazuo Koike, Neil Gaiman, and Frank Miller, Dark Horse has developed its own successful properties, such as The Mask, Ghost, X, and Barb Wire. Its successful line of comics, manga, and products based on popular properties includes Dragon Age, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Aliens, Conan, Tomb Raider, The Legend of Zelda, Halo, The Witcher, Game of Thrones, and Avatar: The Last Airbender. Today, Dark Horse Comics is the largest independent comic book publisher in the US and is recognized as one of the world’s leading entertainment publishers.

Hellboy™ © Mike Mignola. All rights reserved.

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