Image Comics, not to be outdone by Dark Horse’s announcement, has announced 12 exciting new projects featuring some of the industry’s top creators slated for 2014 – 2015.
For the first time ever, the eagerly-anticipated Image Expo—a showcase for exciting new projects and creators as they join the Image Comics team—went on-location to San Diego and kicked off San Diego Comic Con International’s preview night with a slew of exciting announcements.
Jeff Smith Covers ROCKET RACCOON #1
for SDCC Exclusive Variant!
Here’s your first look at the Rocket Raccoon #1 SDCC exclusive variant cover by Jeff Smith, courtesy of Marvel Comics. The variant is limited to 5,000 copies, priced at $10.00, and available exclusively on site at The Marvel Shop in Marvel’s San Diego Comic Con International booth #2329.
Skottie Young’s brand new Rocket Raccoon series is taking the comic book industry by storm, garnering rave reviews from critics and fans alike! Today, Marvel is proud to unveil that legendary cartoonist Jeff Smith (Bone, RASL) will lend his pen to a jaw-dropping variant cover to the sold-out first issue available exclusively at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con International!
BOOM! STUDIOS RETURNS TO SAN DIEGO COMIC-CON FOR ITS NINTH STRAIGHT YEAR
If you’re attending San Diego Comic-Con 2014 this summer, here are the announced signings and exclusive item variants available from BOOM! Studios at the show!
Award-winning comic book publisher BOOM! Studios and its imprints, KaBOOM!, BOOM! Box, and Archaia, announced today it will return to exhibit at Comic-Con International in San Diego (San Diego Comic-Con, as it’s commonly called, or SDCC), to be held at the San Diego Convention Center in San Diego, California July 23-27, 2014.
Marvel’s “Guardians of the Galaxy” Commences Principal Photography in the UK in Preparation for August 1, 2014 Film Release
Marvel Studios has begun production on Guardians of the Galaxy which is directed by James Gunn and slated for an August 1st, 2014 release.
The story features Star-Lord (Chris Pratt), Gamora (Zoe Saldana), Drax the Destroyer (Dave Bautista), Ronan the Accuser (Lee Pace), Yondu (Michael Rooker), Nebula (Karen Gillan), Korath the Pursuer (Djimon Hounsou), The Collector (Benicio del Toro), Rhomann Dey (John C. Reilly), Rocket Raccoon, Groot, and Nova Prime (Glenn Close). Groot & Rocket Raccoon will both be CGI characters with voice-over actors, who have yet to be announced.
While the characters may not be known by many people who don’t read comics, Marvel Studios is banking on the huge success of The Avengers to bring people into theaters for Guardians of the Galaxy.
Below is the full press release and a huge selection of photos of the cast from San Diego Comic-Con 2013.
August 16th is fast approaching and today, at Comic-Con International: San Diego 2013, Universal Studios released their latest trailer for Kick-Ass 2.
Kick-Ass 2 is an action-comedy starring Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Chloë Grace Moretz and Jim Carrey. Directed by Jeff Wadlow, the film is based on the comic book written by Mark Millar & John S. Romita Jr. and is due to be released nationwide in the United States on August 16th, 2013.
This RED BAND trailer is for audiences 18+ and is not safe for work (NSFW) – in case you’re sitting at your desk.
Check it out below!
Kick-Ass, Hit Girl and Red Mist return for the follow-up to 2010’s irreverent global hit: Kick-Ass 2. After Kick-Ass’ (Aaron Taylor-Johnson) insane bravery inspires a new wave of self-made masked crusaders, led by the badass Colonel Stars and Stripes (Jim Carrey), our hero joins them on patrol. When these amateur superheroes are hunted down by Red Mist (Christopher Mintz-Plasse)—reborn as The Mother F%&*^r—only the blade-wielding Hit Girl (Chloë Grace Moretz) can prevent their annihilation.
When we last saw junior assassin Hit Girl and young vigilante Kick-Ass, they were trying to live as normal teenagers Mindy and Dave. With graduation looming and uncertain what to do, Dave decides to start the world’s first superhero team with Mindy. Unfortunately, when Mindy is busted for sneaking out as Hit Girl, she’s forced to retire—leaving her to navigate the terrifying world of high-school mean girls on her own. With no one left to turn to, Dave joins forces with Justice Forever, run by a born-again ex-mobster named Colonel Stars and Stripes.
DC ENTERTAINMENT KICKS OFF SAN DIEGO COMIC-CON BY UNVEILING ONE-OF-A-KIND JUSTICE LEAGUE CAR
Kia Motors America Teams Up with Industry Legend Jim Lee to Customize Vehicle On-Site in Front of Live Audience; All to Support ‘We Can Be Heroes’ Giving Campaign
eBay Hosts 10-Day Online Charity Auction
to Benefit the Horn of Africa
DC Entertainment (DCE) opened San Diego Comic-Con today with a blend of artistry and giving, unveiling the JUSTICE LEAGUE-inspired Kia Sorento, the eighth and final custom vehicle built in partnership with Kia Motors America. The Sorento’s eye-catching design was penned by legendary comic book artist and DC Entertainment Co-Publisher Jim Lee, who completed the customization of the car before a live audience. Created to raise awareness of DC Entertainment’s “We Can Be Heroes” giving campaign, the collection of all eight JUSTICE LEAGUE-inspired Kia vehicles will be on display throughout Comic-Con at the Interactive Zone at Petco Park, Official Comic-Con Partner.
Following the unveiling, DCE President Diane Nelson announced that the newly revealed JUSTICE LEAGUE car would be the centerpiece of a special online charity auction on eBay which benefits the “We Can Be Heroes” campaign. Nelson announced that the 10-day charity auction was now live through July 27, 2013 at www.ebay.com/wecanbeheroes.
Todd McFarlane Appearances at the 2013 San Diego Comic-con Set for July 19 and 20th
Todd McFarlane will be at San Diego Comic-Con on July 19-20, 2013. He will be attending autograph sessions and a panel, and we’ll be getting an exclusive look at new McFarlane Toys action figures.
San Diego Comic-Con is quickly approaching and we want to make sure you know where to find everything McFarlane. Todd will be at some of the hottest SDCC events for autograph sessions and a panel. He’ll be signing a special exclusive Assassin’s Creed poster giveaway (yes, that does mean free!) for a few hundred lucky fans.
For all the hordes of The Walking Dead fans, Skybound (booth #2729) is bringing you an exclusive limited edition The Walking Dead Comic Governor in Riot Gear action figure. Created, developed and designed by Todd McFarlane and his award-winning McFarlane Toys design group, in conjunction with Robert Kirkman and Skybound for only $25. This action figure shows The Governor, wearing his famous riot gear from the classic “Kill Them All” scene in issue 42. This figure comes with some great accessories; two pistols, Michonne’s bloody sword and a bullhorn. Toys “R Us and Entertainment Earth (booth #2343) are bringing fans the launch of The Walking Dead Comic Penny Blake The Governor’s Zombie Daughter action figure complete with fish tank and a bucket of body parts all for only $20.
Action Lab Entertainment Announces SDCC Events and Exclusives
Action Lab Entertainment has announced their list of events and exclusive merchandise for San Diego Comic Con International 2013 (SDCC 2013).
Critically-acclaimed independent publisher Action Lab Entertainment kicks off its 2013-2014 season with a bang at this year’s San Diego Comic Con, held July 17-21 at the San Diego Convention Center. This marks the company’s second appearance at the show, and this year will be marked with special announcements, exclusive books, and a constant stream of well-respected industry professionals.
Confirmed creators to appear at the Action Lab booth include:
Staggering list has something for everyone, in a record-breaking year!
IDW Publishing is renowned for having great exclusives at San Diego Comic-Con International every year, but 2013 finds them taking it to the next level. See below for a complete list of SDCC exclusives, which promise to be the most sought after of the show!
Some of the items will be available for pre-order from IDW’s web store beginning today, July 2nd. Fans that preorder will be able to pick up their books from the IDW booth (These items will be noted below with an *asterisk).
A limited edition product not available anywhere else, the ARTIST’S EDITION: BEST OF EC COVERS PORTFOLIO will be on hand. Featuring eight amazing prints of class EC covers by such luminaries as Frank Frazetta, Wally Wood, Harvey Kurtzman and more, this edition will be limited to 250 copies and priced at $50. It will be available for pre-order from IDW’s web store*, and there is a limit of 3 to a customer.
Speaking of EC and Artist’s Editions, an exclusive edition of the BEST OF EC ARTIST’S EDITION will be premiered at Comic-Con as well! Signed by the legendary Al Feldstein, numbered, and limited to 250 copies, this edition will feature a variant cover and be priced at $200. This title will be available for pre-order from IDW’s web store*, and there is a limit of 3 to a customer.
Superman 75th Anniversary Celebration of World’s Greatest Super Hero Continues
Neil Gaiman Awakens THE SANDMAN For All-New Series
Journey To The Dark Side As Villains Take Over DC COMICS – THE NEW 52
DC Entertainment, home to the World’s Greatest Super Heroes and the most talented writers and artists in the business, announced today it will storm Comic-Con International: San Diego 2013 with an impressive line-up of events, announcements and giveaways that promise to amaze fans and continue to cement its position as a leader in the comic book industry.
The largest English-language publisher and the leader in digital comics innovation, DC Entertainment will conquer Comic-Con with a selection of can’t-miss events. Fans can look forward to an unprecedented celebration of the greatest and most iconic hero in history, Superman – including a look at the best-selling new series SUPERMAN UNCHAINED and the return of Neil Gaiman’s acclaimed Vertigo series with THE SANDMAN: OVERTURE, featuring the breathtaking artwork of J.H. Williams III. But the San Diego fireworks don’t end there, as DC Entertainment will be giving fans a sneak peek at the dark future within DC COMICS – THE NEW 52 and unveiling the JUSTICE LEAGUE KIA car featuring custom artwork from DC Entertainment Co-Publisher Jim Lee to benefit the WE CAN BE HEROES giving campaign, and more.