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Friday, November 29, 2019
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Friday, November 22, 2019
SOCAL JOE SHOW RETURNS TO LAKE ELSINORE, CALIFORNIA FOR A DAY OF G.I. JOE INSPIRED SHOPPING, SOCIALIZING, AND FUN!
For Immediate Release:
Lake Elsinore, CA: The Four Joe Men are at it again, and this time, they're bringing G.I. Joe inspired fun back to Lake Elsinore, California. Celebrating their 5th show, the SoCal Joe Show returns to Pins 'N Pockets on Sunday December 1st, 2019 for a full day of vintage toy shopping and fun with an event which includes over 55 vendors/exhibitors, special guests, and show exclusives.
The following exclusive items will be available for attendees who arrive first!
A boxed Mule vehicle with Outlaw driver
A carded modern figure
A carded vintage figure
Exclusive show patch
Exclusive show lanyard
Original enamel pin
As far as quantities there are 67 carded headhunter soldiers, 30 mule vehicles with outlaw, and 20 carded outlaws, so collectors need to act fast!
It was a team effort in the creation of these exclusive items. When asked about each piece, SoCal Joe Show promoter Eben Foster stated the following, "Dave made the headhunter soldier, Red laser did The Outlaw. The Mule was done by me and Robert Mainly Robert. All box art and card art were done by Scott Kruger. Also, Ro from War Machine Merchandise made the lanyards and patches. Writer Aaron Sparrow wrote the file card to the figures, and Jesse Quintero of Tofu Jesse on Facebook made the headhunter kits."
The show will also feature special guests:
Bill Ratner Voice actor for Flint in the original G.I. Joe Sunbow cartoon
Jamie Sullivan, renowned cover artist for IDW's G.I. Joe comic book
Buzz Dixon, writer on the original G.I. Joe cartoon series (and many other beloved 80s shows!)
Nerds with Attitude Podcast
Toy Wizards, the amazing and popular toy news website
The Finest GI Joe Cosplay group
All fans dressed in cosplay will be admitted free into the event, so don't miss it!
Show Hours and Pins 'N Pockets Information:
Located at 32250 Mission Trl in Lake Elsinore, California, the SoCal Joe Show is a full day of excitement for toy lovers of all ages. The show hours are 9am-10am for Early Bird, with General Admission hours from 10am-3:30pm. But the fun desn't have to stop when the show ends! Pins 'N Pockets features two restaurants, a full bar, bowling, pool tables, an arcade, and laser tag!
Thursday, November 21, 2019
Wednesday, November 20, 2019
Tuesday, November 19, 2019
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
TELEVISION GRAPHIC DESIGNER CHRIS CALLAHAN’S HAUNTINGLY BEAUTIFUL, SUPERNATURAL 4-ISSUE COMIC BOOK SERIES “THE MISPLACED” DEBUTS IN NOVEMBER
FROM THE WINNER OF THE ASPEN COMICS TALENT HUNT
Television designer and winner of the Aspen Comics Talent Hunt Chris Callahan has created a beautiful and spellbinding comic book debut about love, death, and the limitations of Paradise. After a fatal shipwreck, James finds himself dissatisfied with the tedious machinations of the afterlife. Even worse, his wife Anna is nowhere to be found. Will James leave eternal paradise to find her? THE MISPLACED follows James’ journey through the afterlife in search of his wife’s soul. Source Point Press will publish the first issue of Chris Callahan’s stunning, genre-defying four part comic book mini series on November 20th, 2019.
“THE MISPLACED originally started out as a collection of single art pieces,” said debut writer and artist Chris Callahan. “After those got a little attention, my friends kept asking me what the story was about. Since they were all thematically linked, decided it was a natural progression to turn it into a book.”
In THE MISPLACED, James discovers an even darker and more menacing secret that threatens not just their own souls but the very fabric of the universe. To create the comic, Callahan uses photo collage, digital painting, 3D models, and traditional painting. Twisted and haunting, Callahan’s comic book debut raises ethical and spiritual issues that will resonate with readers, while introducing a major new creative talent.
“THE MISPLACED is one of the most thought-provoking, hauntingly beautiful, and unsettling books that we’ve seen here at Source Point Press,” says Editor-In-Chief Travis McIntire.
Acclaim for MISPLACED:
“Gorgeous.”—CANNED AIR PODCAST
“I don’t think I’ve ever come across something so well written and artistically put together as this book is.” —READING WITH A FLIGHT RING
“It's a beautiful story, and the artwork is just ... gorgeous… I can't specify that enough.”—THE COMICS AGENDA
Friday, November 15, 2019
Hellboy Creator Mike Mignola, Artist Zach Howard, and Award-Winning Colorist Dave Stewart Collaborate for the Sequel to the Iconic Story The Crooked Man
For Immediate Release:
Legendary Hellboy Creator Mike Mignola, Acclaimed Artist Zach Howard, and Award-Winning Colorist Dave Stewart Collaborate for the Sequel to the Iconic Story The Crooked Man
Dark Horse Comics to Publish Hellboy and the B.P.R.D.: The Return of Effie Kolb,
A Thrilling 2-Part Mini-Series, Beginning in February 2020
(November 14, 2019) Legendary HELLBOY creator Mike Mignola, acclaimed artist Zach Howard, award-winning colorist Dave Stewart, and letterer Clem Robbins are collaborating on a sequel to the iconic HELLBOY story THE CROOKED MAN. In HELLBOY & THE B.P.R.D.: THE RETURN OF EFFIE KOLB, years after he banished the infamous backwoods demon known as the Crooked Man, Hellboy returns to Appalachia when a young psychic warns Tom Ferrell of looming danger. But the Crooked Man’s house is no longer empty, and threats both new and old simmer in the Virginia woods.
“Sometimes you create a character, they perform their function, and that’s it,” said series writer Mike Mignola. “Other times you finish with them and they just refuse to get back in their box. Tom Ferrell is one of those characters. Even as I was writing The Crooked Man I knew there was a whole lot more to that guy. And Effie Kolb… It turns out there are worse things you can do to a character than turn them into a horse.”
“Getting to stand in the shadows of the two legends that made The Crooked Man is an honor,” said Zach Howard. “Mignola asking me to draw the sequel is an opportunity I have not taken likely, and I’ve given my absolute best to live up to his wonderful creation. This will be my final sequential art as a freelance comic book artist, and I couldn’t ask for a better end to this chapter of my career.”
HELLBOY: THE CROOKED MAN by Mignola and celebrated illustrator Richard Corben was originally published by Dark Horse Comics as a 3-issue mini-series in 2008 and is included in HELLBOY: THE COMPLETE SHORT STORIES Volume 1.
Dark Horse Comics will publish the debut issue of the thrilling, two-part HELLBOY & THE B.P.R.D.: THE RETURN OF EFFIE KOLB series on February 19, 2020.
For more information about Hellboy, and the Mignolaverse comic books and graphic novels, follow Dark Horse Comics on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.
For more information, contact:
Superfan Promotions LLC
com; 917-803-6684; @superfanpr
About Zach Howard:
Zach Howard is a freelance professional illustrator of seventeen years. His most notable employers include Marvel, Disney, DC, Warner Bros., Image, IDW, Boom, Simon & Schuster, and Steve Jackson Games. Zach’s most popular projects are Wild Blue Yonder, Shaun of the Dead, Spiderman, X-Men, GI Joe, The Cape, and Batman. He has been nominated for an Eisner Award, multiple Indie awards, and received an Amazon Book of the Month selection for Wild Blue Yonder. In addition to his professional work, Zach is passionate about supporting young artists and has dedicated much of his time to helping nurture the next generation of creators.
About Mike Mignola:
Mike Mignola’s fascination with ghosts and monsters began at an early age; reading Dracula at age twelve introduced him to Victorian literature and folklore, from which he has never recovered. Starting in 1982 as a bad inker for Marvel Comics, he evolved into a not-so-bad artist. By the late 1980s, he’d begun to develop his unique graphic style, with mainstream projects like Cosmic Odyssey and Batman: Gotham by Gaslight. In 1994, he published the first of many Hellboy series through Dark Horse, leading to many spinoffs, prose books, animated films, and two live-action films. Along the way he worked on Francis Ford Coppola’s film Bram Stoker’s Dracula (1992), Disney’s Atlantis: The Lost Empire (2001), and with director Guillermo del Toro on Blade II (2002), Hellboy (2004), and Hellboy II: The Golden Army (2008). A new Hellboy film by Neil Marshall is currently in the works. Mike’s books have earned numerous awards and are published in a great many countries. He lives in Southern California with his wife, daughter, and cat.
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, Stranger Things, Aliens, The Legend of Zelda, Tomb Raider, Halo, The Witcher, Minecraft, 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.
Zach Howard is a freelance professional illustrator of fifteen years. His most notable employers include Marvel, Disney, DC, Warner Bros., Image, IDW, Boom, Simon & Schuster, and Steve Jackson Games. Zach’s most popular projects are Wild Blue Yonder, Shaun of the Dead, Spiderman, X-Men, GI Joe, The Cape, and Batman . He has been nominated for an Eisner award, multiple Indie awards and received an Amazon Book of the Month selection for Wild Blue Yonder. In addition to his professional work, Zach is passionate about supporting young artists and has dedicated much of his time to helping nurture the next generation of creators.