Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Book Review: PRESSURE by Brian Keene

from the GOODREADS  summary . . . . . . . .

Pressure

by Brian Keene (Goodreads Author)

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 3.73  ·   Rating Details   ·  113 Ratings  ·  33 Reviews
Off the coast of tropical Mauritius, an ecological catastrophe with global implications is occurring. The ocean's floor is collapsing at a rapid rate. World-champion free diver and marine biologist Carrie Anderson joins a scientific expedition determined to discover the cause-and how to stop it. But what they uncover is even more horrific. Deep beneath the surface, something is awake. Something hungry. Something...cold. Now, the pressure builds as Carrie and her colleagues must contend with the murderous operatives of a corrupt corporation, an unnatural disaster that grows bigger by the day, and a monstrous predator that may spell the extinction of all mankind.

Pressure is this summer's hot new thriller from bestselling author and World Horror Grandmaster Award winner Brian Keene.
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HardcoverFirst Edition276 pages
Published June 21st 2016 by Thomas Dunne Books
Original Title
Pressure
ISBN
1250071348 (ISBN13: 9781250071347)

 

 

Our review of PRESSURE . . . . . . . . . . .

     Keene is a skilled writer who knows how to build suspense and ramp it up to nerve-breaking levels.
The ocean floor is collapsing near the island of Mauritius, and the cause is linked to a new undersea terror, a giant monster that is an enhanced amalgam of sea creatures. Carrie Anderson, the main character and a globally known free diver, gets a taste of the threat on a routine dive. She has several encounters after that, each one more deadly and terrifying. Keene's descriptions of the attacks are brutal, graphic and bloody, causing the reader to fear for the characters. Keene's insights help endear all of them and bring them to life. 


     In the latter part of the novel, the threat seems to be abated and the story takes a different turn into the realm of thriller, as the main characters attempt to uncover the evil plans of a large multi-national bio-tech corporation. It's a threat of a different type and just as dangerous.


     I'm disappointed by the two-page epilogue that ends predictably. We've all seen this kind of ending too many times. It's not even necessary. The book could have ended without it. It's the only thing that kept me from giving this a five-star rating. I still recommend it to fans of beastly horror and thrillers.

Sneak Peek: Valiant's X-O MANOWAR #50 anniversary issue

EDITOR’S NOTE:  Hard to believe Issue #50 marks the finale of X-O MANOWAR, the flagship title that started the Valiant re-boot in the 21st Century.  We’ll miss it, but anticipate some future mini-series and/or yet another re-boot.  This artwork was too good not to share . . . so take a good look below.  
From the official press release . . . . . . . . . .


 
For the first time anywhere, Valiant is proud to reveal that Eisner Award-winning artist Colleen Doran – best known for work on some of comics' most acclaimed series including The SandmanWonder Woman, and, most recently, FAITH – will contribute an all-new cover to X–O MANOWAR #50, the massive 64-page anniversary milestone arriving in stores this September! Springing off her Valiant debut in the pages of July's FAITH #1, Doran joins a formidable roster of comics all-stars – including New York Times best-selling writer Robert Venditti (Hal Jordan & The Green Lantern Corps), X-O MANOWARvisionaries Cary Nord (Conan), Doug Braithwaite (ARMOR HUNTERS), Diego Bernard (NINJAK), Rafa Sandoval (Green Lantern), and Robert Gill (BOOK OF DEATH), series artists Joe Bennett (52) and Roberto de la Torre (Daredevil), and special guest stars galore – for Valiant's biggest blockbuster milestone of all time!

Since debuting in 1992, X-O Manowar has sold more than 8 million copies and featured work by a distinguished roster of comics luminaries including current Marvel Chief Creative Officer Joe Quesada, former Marvel Editor-in-Chief Jim Shooter, and comics legends Barry Windsor-Smith and Bob Layton.

Two decades later, as the lead title of "THE SUMMER OF VALIANT" relaunch in 2012, X-O MANOWAR #1 by New York Times best-selling writer Robert Venditti and Eisner Award-winning artist Cary Nord firmly established the Valiant resurgence with four sold-out printings and the single highest sales for any new comics publisher in more than a decade. With a single run totaling 56 issues, X-O MANOWAR has gone on to become one of the longest running superhero series of the modern era, earn a multitude of awards, nominations and critical accolades from some of the industry's most prestigious outlets, and form the backbone of Valiant's superhero universe along the way. Now, join one of the greatest legends in comic book history as Aric of Dacia faces his deadliest test yet…in the colossal X-O MANOWAR #50anniversary milestone!

For centuries, the sacred X-O Manowar armor has stood unrivaled as the universe’s most powerful weapon. Today, will it equal Earth’s doom? An unthinkable alien race known only as The Torment has come to our world in search of the armor’s secrets. Now, they stand opposed by Aric of Dacia – former slave, noble warrior, resolute king, and current master of the armor’s near-limitless capabilities. But is one man…and one weapon…enough to repel a force capable of leveling a thousand civilizations?

First: the seismic final story arc, “LONG LIVE THE KING,” goes out in a world-shaking blaze of glory with longtime scribe Robert Venditti (Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps) and extraordinary artists Joe Bennett (52) and Roberto de la Torre (Daredevil) manning the front line, alongside an all-star battalion of artists from across X-O MANOWAR‘s landmark 56-issue run: Cary Nord (Conan), Doug Braithwaite (ARMOR HUNTERS), Diego Bernard (NINJAK), Rafa Sandoval (Green Lantern), and Robert Gill (BOOK OF DEATH)!

Chronicling X-O Manowar’s five-year-long impact on the people of Earth, and setting the stage for galaxy-spanning adventures yet to come in 2017 and beyond, no comic book fan can afford to miss the ultimate cosmic battle for the fate of Valiant’s most powerful hero!

Plus: Valiant is marking 50 epic issues with a formidable line-up of covers from an all-star cast of comics greats! Leading the charge is the X-O MANOWAR #50 All-Star Jam Cover – the biggest-ever jam cover in comics history, featuring 50 major comics talents in celebration of 50 issues for Valiant’s flagship series! Debuting as X-O MANOWAR #50's standard shelf cover, this never-before-attempted comics breakthrough features a breathtaking collection of top talents as they each deliver an all-new take on Valiant’s leading hero in their own signature style.

On September 28th, get a front row seat as comics legend Colleen Doran joins a staggering celebration of the past and future of Valiant’s most powerful hero in the 64-page X-O MANOWAR #50anniversary milestone – also featuring covers by Paolo Rivera (THE VALIANT), Marko Djurdjevic(Avengers), Marcos Martin (The Private Eye), Mico Suayan (BLOODSHOT REBORN), Francesco Francavilla (Afterlife with Archie), Shane Davis (Superman: Earth One), Pere Perez (FAITH), Chip Zdarsky (Sex Criminals), Philip Tan (Batman & Robin), Kaare Andrews (Astonishing X-Men), and Phil Jimenez (DC Universe: Rebirth)!

Contact your local comic shop to reserve your copy today!

Finally, celebrate X-O Manowar’s landmark issue #50 finale with the X-O MANOWAR #50 COUNTDOWN GIVEAWAY, running through each issue of "LONG LIVE THE KING"! For no extra cost, each issue of “LONG LIVE THE KING” will come bagged with one of 50 exclusive, 4-by-6 inch “micro-prints” featuring the one and only X-O Manowar as realized by a sensational cast of comics’ biggest talents – or full-blown, beautifully rendered original artwork randomly inserted in each issue! The X-O MANOWAR #50 COUNTDOWN GIVEAWAY will continue all summer long across all issues of “LONG LIVE THE KING” – including the oversized, blockbuster issue #50 finale!

X-O MANOWAR #50 (64 PAGES!)
Written by ROBERT VENDITTI with JODY HOUSER, MATT KINDT, and PHILIP TAN
Art by JOE BENNETT and ROBERTO DE LA TORRE with DIEGO BERNARD, DOUG BRAITHWAITE, ROBERT GILL, TOMAS GIORELLO, CARY NORD, JAVIER PULIDO, PHILIP TAN, and RAFA SANDOVAL
Cover A (All-Star Jam) by CARY NORD, BOB LAYTON, BRANDON PETERSON, STEPHEN PLATT and 46 MORE X-O ALL-STARS!
Cover B by PAOLO RIVERA
Cover C by MARKO DJURDJEVIC
Cover D by MARCOS MARTIN
Cover E by MICO SUAYAN
Cover F by FRANCESCO FRANCAVILLA
Cover G by SHANE DAVIS
Valiant x CGC Replica Variant by PERE PEREZ
Variant Cover by COLLEEN DORAN
Variant Cover by CHIP ZDARSKY
Variant Cover by PHILIP TAN
Variant Cover by KAARE ANDREWS
Variant Cover by PHIL JIMENEZ
Variant Cover by COLLEEN DORAN 
B&W Sketch Jam Cover by X-O ALL-STARS
$4.99 | 64 pgs. | T+ | Coming in SEPTEMBER!



X-O MANOWAR #50 – Jam Cover A by 50 X-O All-Stars


X-O MANOWAR #50 – Cover B by Paolo Rivera


X-O MANOWAR #50 – Cover C by Marko Djurdjevic


X-O MANOWAR #50 – Variant Cover by Colleen Doran
 




 

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Book Review: X-FIles Anthology Volume 2

from the Goodreads summary . . . . . . .

X-Files: The Truth Is Out There

by Jonathan Maberry (Goodreads Author) (Editor)Kelley Armstrong(Goodreads Author)Kami Garcia (Goodreads Author)Jon McGoran (Goodreads Author)
 4.22  ·   Rating Details   ·  50 Ratings  ·  11 Reviews
Fox Mulder and Dana Scully are back in a chilling collection of all-new tales of dark secrets, alien agendas, terrifying monsters and murderous madmen. Featuring original stories by bestselling authors Rachel Caine, Hank Philippi Ryan, Kelley Armstrong, Kami Garcia, Greg Cox and many others. Edited by New York Times bestseller Jonathan Maberry (V-WARS).
Paperback360 pages
Published February 16th 2016 by IDW Publishing
OUR REVIEW:
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     I never expected the anthology to be this good! Editor Jonathan Mayberry has done a remarkable job of choosing the best stories, keeping them respectful and in sync with the X-Files bible (10 years of a television series plus movies and specials), and making sure there is no repetition of themes. 

     Every single story could easily serve as the script for an episode of the series. Mulder and Scully remain in character throughout, and the anthology wisely covers the early days, middle period, and later days of the series. Eight of the 15 stories (53%) are premium quality and worth a second reading, while another three stories (20%) almost reached the same level. Those 11 stories account for 73% of the anthology content, making this a legitimate 2016 contender for year's best awards.

     The absolute stand-out, must read, story in this collection is "Dead Ringer" by Kelly Armstrong -- a touching and heartfelt tale of the Fae taking over the murdered bodies of children. In close contention is "Drive Time" by Jon McGowan in a clever spin on time travel and multiple murders. 

     Also worth that second reading are "Heart" by Kendare Blake (transplanted body parts influence the recipient); "Snowman" by Sarah Stegall in which Mulder discovers a Sasquatch tomb in the Mt. Rainier glacier; "Voice Of Experience" by Rachel Caine (suspicious suicide); "XXX " by Glenn Greenberg (exploding heads of male porno stars); "Foundling" by Tim Waggoner (disappearing town); and "When The Cows Come Home" by David Farland (ufos, crop circles, and cows).

     The two other memorable stories that nearly reached similar plateaus as the above-mentioned are "Phase Shift" by Bev Vincent (a locked house mystery); and "Male Privilege" by Hank Schwaeble (witches providing protection from a dragon).

     The remaining stories are still worthwhile and cover the subjects of Mulder's first encounter with the Cigarette Smoking Man (Kami Garcia), inherited paintings containing a math puzzle (Hank Phillippi Ryan), using Egyptian methods to revive bodies (Greg Cox), alien communication in multiple languages (David Sakmuster), and a time traveler with videos from the future (David Liss).

Monday, July 25, 2016

IDW and TOP SHELF awarded three Eisner Awards

from the official IDW press release . . . .
 

San Diego, CA (July 25, 2016) – IDW and Top Shelf celebrated two award wins, plus one shared award, at Friday night’s Eisner Award ceremony held annually at Comic Con International in San Diego! With 10 nominations, IDW, Top Shelf Productions, Yoe! Books, and The Library of American Comics would like to thank the judges and the voters of this year’s awards.
 
Winning the award for Best Reality-Based Work was the widely acclaimed second volume of Congressman John Lewis’ memoir, March Book Two. This Eisner award recognizes the entire team of Congressman Lewis, Andrew Aydin, and Nate Powell!
 
Walt Kelly’s Fairy Tales edited by Craig Yoe was awarded Best Archival Collection/Project—Comic Books from Yoe! Books with a lavish look at the legendary artist’s wondrous work.
 
“Craig is one of comics’ leading archeologists and we are thrilled for him to win this much deserved Eisner,” says Greg Goldstein, IDW’s President and COO. “The Yoe! Books imprint at IDW continues to yield some of the most interesting and important archival books in this category, and Walt Kelly’s Fairy Tales is an outstanding example of Craig’s passion for comic book history.”
 
Once again receiving recognition for her work across the industry is Jordie Bellaire for Best Coloring including her work on The X-Files.
 
“Being nominated for Eisners is always such an honor in itself, and sitting in a ballroom full of amazing creators during the ceremony is even more inspiring,” said Chris Ryall, IDW’s Chief Creative Officer. “So to leave the awards show with three Eisner Awards is a welcome bonus in that regard, as well as a nice testament to the creativity of all involved.”
 
Thank you once again, to the judges and congratulations to all of the nominees and winners at this year’s awards!
  

Friday, July 22, 2016

The best looking comic storage box yet!

from the official Valiant Entertainment press release . . . . . .


In stores and online now at  http://www.bcwsupplies.com/1-BX-SHORT-ART-VAL  From X-O Manowar to Bloodshot to Ninjak and Faith, Valiant’s greatest heroes are leaping out your comics collection and into an awe-inspiring new line of solid, sturdy and eye-grabbing comics storage boxes from BCW!
 
Valiant is proud to present an all-new collaboration with BCW — the world’s leading hobby supplies manufacturer — for all-new Valiant Universe Short Comic Boxes! For the first time ever, the Valiant Universe’s award-winning roster of characters surround BCW’s trusted comic book short storages boxes with an awe-inspiring wraparound design illustrated by blockbuster artist Diego Bernard (X-O MANOWAR, NINJAK) – complete with an eye-catching print of Valiant’s iconic logo on the top storage lid!
 
Looming at 10.75 inches high, 15.75 inches long, and 7.5 inches wide, these specially printed short boxes can contain a universe’s worth of adventures with a capacity of 150-175 comics! And with double-walled, corrugated cardboard material as strong as the X-O Manowar armor itself, the Valiant Universe Short Comic Box will keep your comics collection safe from threats looming in this world, the Deadside, or realms beyond! These boxes are also as stackable as they are strong, letting any fan keep their growing Valiant  comic book collection organized and compact with easy to transport handles! Don’t miss BCW’s full list of features, including:
  • Officially licensed artwork from Valiant Comics
  • Double thickness walls, handles, and bottom
  • Completely stackable
  • Holds 150-175 Comics
  • Exterior Dimensions (WxHxD): 7 1/2 x 10 3/4 x 15 3/4
  • Weighs 1.33 lbs
You can get details on the box at http://www.bcwsupplies.com/1-BX-SHORT-ART-VAL  For only $12.15 per box, no Valiant fan can afford to miss this unique and stylish collectible! Bring your collection to life as Valiant’s arsenal of iconic heroes leap off the page and into a staggering display item like none other with BCW’s Valiant Universe Short Comic Box!
 
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About BCW:

BCW provides the best boxes, bags, sleeves, cases, and other supplies to protect, store, and display your collectibles. BCW products are available at hobby shops, web retailers, and directly from the manufacturer at http://www.bcwsupplies.com.
 

About Valiant Entertainment:
 

Valiant Entertainment is a leading character-based entertainment company that owns the largest independent superhero universe in comics. With more than 81 million issues sold and a library of over 2,000 characters, including X-O Manowar, Bloodshot, Harbinger, Shadowman, Archer & Armstrong, and many more, Valiant is one of the most successful publishers in the history of the comic book medium. Today, the company’s characters continue to be forged in publishing, licensing, film, video games, and beyond. Valiant consistently produces some of the most critically acclaimed comics in the industry and has received numerous industry awards and accolades, including a Diamond Gem Award for Comic Book Publisher of the Year. In 2015, Valiant announced a multi-picture deal to bring Bloodshot and Harbinger to the big screen as feature films. Visit them online at ValiantUniverse.com.


 
 

Another month, another PREVIEWS: August 2016

EDITOR’S NOTE:  This Wednesday, July 27 the August edition of PREVIEWS arrives in comic shops.  This is your opportunity to help your local comic shop bring the best books (the ones that you want to read) into their store two months from now.  Hey, this is the business model that comic shops have to use.  Won’t you do your part and give them a little hint at what you expect them to carry for you?  Pick it up and browse.  You can count on us to highlight some picks in order to help you make those decisions.  Here’s a sneak peek at the next edition’s covers, courtesy of Diamond Distributors.

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New Imprint IT'S ALIVE reprints historic graphic novels and comics

 
from the official IDW Publishing press release . . . . .
 
Drew Ford, In Association With IDW, To Bring ‘It’s Alive!’ To Life

San Diego, CA (July 20, 2016) – It’s Alive! Like a bolt of lighting, a new publishing deal has struck and IDW Publishing is excited to present the most electrifying new imprint of the year, It’s Alive!

 
IDW’s newest publishing partner, Drew Ford, brings with him first-rate taste and years of experience putting together dozens of graphic novel and comic book reprint collections for Dover Publications. He left his post there to launch his own imprint It’s Alive! with plans to continue his mission of saving the history of comics, one collection at a time. 
 
That goal has led Ford to acquire reprint rights to several exciting graphic novel and comic book projects, and has now signed with IDW to solicit and distribute the titles produced by his new imprint, making those collections much more accessible to a larger audience. Ford has utilized Kickstarter in order to fully fund the restoration that each of these new collections deserves, with the campaign for Red Rangeby Joe R. Lansdale and Sam Glanzman being a recent success having raised nearly $20,000. This will be the first title published under the new imprint followed by Trina Robbins’ Dope, which launches its Kickstarter campaign this week.
 
"We've long been impressed by the books Drew has produced in the past," said Chris Ryall, IDW's Chief Creative Officer. "He's beautifully packaged very worthwhile but long-out-of-print material into amazing artifacts. We're all very excited to partner with Drew to help him continue to bring back into print such essential works that could otherwise be lost to history." 
 
"This partnership with IDW ensures that the books I produce through my It's Alive! imprint will reach the widest audience possible,” said Drew Ford. “Beyond that, IDW continually produces work at the forefront of comics publishing, and I am grateful and excited to be working with them."
 
It’s Alive! joins other notable imprint partners that have come to define IDW’s diverse award-winning content including Top Shelf Publications, Yoe! Books, and the Library of American Comics. It’s Alive! Plans to publish 5-6 titles in 2017 with each title raising its money for publication via Kickstarter.

Columbia Comic Con

TICKETS ON SALE

Galactic Con tickets are available online. Early Bird tickets are $20 and include early admission, along with a copy of the limited edition Anthony Spay print.

Single Tickets & Family Tickets are also available online and at the door. Buy your tickets online and SKIP THE LINE at the door, just look for the EXPRESS LANE!

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If you like Shopkins, join us at the TRADING BOOTH at the Columbia Comic Con. Bring along some doubles to trade!    More details here:

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New Mercy Sparx; Mr. Rhee + Barack collected

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from the official Devil’s Due press release . . . .
Get Your September Pre-Orders In ASAP!
It's almost the end of July and you know what that means? Go to your LCS and make sure you have the latest Devil's Due books added to your pull list for September. No need to flip through the Previews catalog at the shop. We got you covered with this handy dandy code cheat sheet!
  • Mercy Sparx Year One #1 
    JUL161523 (Cover A by Matt Merhoff), JUL161524 (Cover B by Kiki Jenkins), JUL161525 (Cover C by Josh Blaylock)
    For years we've known Mercy Sparx as Heaven's secret weapon. A devil working for the good guys, tasked with hunting down and capturing rogue angels hiding on Earth. This is the never told story of her first year on Earth, and even more mysterious beginnings in the forgotten divine realm of SHEOL. Supported by a story in last May's FCBD special Mix Tape 2016 and a nationwide signing tour!
  • Tales of Mr. Rhee Volume 3 "...Those Who Fight Monsters" TP
    JUL161529
    Hell invaded Earth for three days, and then it stopped - or so most people believe. Mr. Rhee knows there are still countless creatures lurking in the shadows, and he now must choose whether to trust his demonic best friend or the mysterious monster-hunting P.R.O.M.I.S.E. Group as he strives to save a world who sees him as insane rather than a savior. This collected edition features five stand-alone-yet-interconnected stories all written by Dirk Manning and each illustrated by a different art team. With a cover by Jason Pearson!
  • Barack The Barbarian GN
    JUL161522
    The ultimate commemorative send-off for the Commander-in-Chief. An all new short story "No More Fs to Give" joins this satirical collection of breakout hit comics that were launched in tandem with the Obama presidency, to international acclaim: Barack the Barbarian: Quest for the Treasure of Stimuli and The Fall of Red Sarah. Told as a tale in a distant future ice age, the details behind our current POTUS (and world) have been slightly skewed.
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right: Barack the Barbarian GN
top to bottom: Mercy Sparx Year One #1A, Mercy Sparx Year One #1B, Mercy Sparx Year One #1B
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GALAXYS FOR HIRE #1 Live on Kickstarter
Shawn DePasquale, Sherard Jackson, and Whitney Cook's GALAXY FOR HIRE went live on Kickstartedr yesterday. Check it out and pledge now before the campaign ends in 30 days!
GALAXYS FOR HIRE on Kickstarter
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/shawnwrites/galaxys-for-hire-5000ad-action-sci-fi-sibling-riva?ref=user_menu
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American Mythology to publish final chapters of DAYS MISSING

 

from the American Mythology Press Release
 
[Baltimore, Maryland] – Roddenberry fans and those of comic book veteran Phil Hester rejoice! The long awaited third installment of the Days Missing saga, DAYS MISSING: ENOX, is officially being released this fall. It’s been over five years coming and anxious readers have been waiting to learn the fate of the Steward’s legendary journey. The first two volumes of the critically acclaimed series garnered high praise from science fiction fans and industry professionals alike, and the latest installment brings the same group of immensely talented creators back to conclude the tale.
 
Under license from Roddenberry Entertainment, American Mythology Productions (AM) will release Days Missing: Enox as a full-color, 136-page hardcover original graphic novel celebrating the series’ epic conclusion. The book is a Featured Item in the comics section of the July 2016 edition of PREVIEWS from Diamond Comic Distributors, listed under “American Mythology Productions,” on page #280. It carries a $19.99 U.S. cover price. American Mythology will also be re-releasing the first and second books in the series, Days Missing, and Days Missing: Kestus, for fans who want to collect the whole saga.

 
Since the beginning of time, there has existed a being whose interaction and interference with mankind has shaped human history. His powers of time and intellect have allowed his secrecy and resulted in certain days being absent from any historical record. Their stories have never been told. Their details have never been documented. Their existence is not remembered. But, the occurrences of these days have forever changed the course of humanity's evolution. These are the "Days Missing" from our existence, and they are about to be revealed.
 
The 3rd volume will feature series writer, Phil Hester, who penned the previous installments, and the interior art is provided by Felipe Watanabe with the cover by Dale Keown. Hester is excited to bring the next chapter of the tale to the fans worldwide that have followed along and are ready for this spectacular conclusion to finally be told.  
 
“When you think science fiction, what name immediately comes to mind?” asked Michael Bornstein, American Mythology’s Publisher. “Gene Roddenberry, of course! As a pioneer and icon in the genre, Roddenberry Entertainment is carrying on his work by providing new worlds to be enjoyed by generations to come. Days Missing is a property that doesn’t come around every day, not even every year so, as a publisher, we literally pounced on the opportunity to release the third book in the series. We’re very honored for Days Missing: Enox to have found a home with us here at American Mythology, and we’re ecstatic to be able to bring this wonderful series the recognition it deserves.”
 
Days Missing Enox HC OGN will be available at local comic book shops, book stores, on Amazon, and digitally on ComiXology. 

 
ABOUT AMERICAN MYTHOLOGY PRODUCTIONS
American Mythology Productions (AM) is an intellectual property development firm that works in the areas of licensed, company-owned, co-owned and creator-owned comic books and other media. AM has working relationships with C3 Entertainment, Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc., MGM, Miramax, and other companies for titles including The Three StoogesThe Land That Time ForgotThe Pink PantherStargate AtlantisStargate UniverseEquilibrium, and others. http://www.americanmythology.net   AmericanMytho@Twitter   American Mythology/Facebook
 
ABOUT RODDENBERRY ENTERTAINMENT
Roddenberry Entertainment is a science-fiction leader with a tradition of groundbreaking entertainment.  Originally founded in 1967 by Gene Roddenberry, the company has since led a steady stable of science-fiction successes including Gene Roddenberry's Earth: Final ConflictGene Roddenberry's Andromeda and, most notably, Star Trek.  Roddenberry Entertainment continues to produce entertainment for all audiences, employing a viewer-centric creative process and resulting in insightful explorations of humanity.  The company's mission is to make good on its namesake's promise of superior science-fiction while utilizing new and varied vehicles of delivery.  Building on its TV roots, this entertainment pioneer has also successfully ventured into graphic novels, documentaries, comic strips and 360° films, all the while continuing a long and unique tradition in quality merchandising, offering  high-quality, authentic memorabilia and prop replicas for an ever-growing worldwide fan base.  Roddenberry Entertainment has set itself apart by creating content that surpasses mere entertainment; it challenges audiences to think, question and explore the world, as well as potential worlds beyond.
For more information on Roddenberry Entertainment, please visit http://www.roddenberry.com. Follow on Facebook (facebook.com/roddenberrycom) and Twitter (twitter.com/roddenberry)
 

DAYS MISSING ENOX HC OGN is available from Diamond Previews, Amazon, and americanmythology.net.
 
 
 
 

SAUCER STATE returns to comics in 2017

from the official IDW Publishing press release . . . . .

IDW Publishing
In Cooperation With
The International UFO Bureau
 
IDW PUBLISHING
2765 TRUXTUN RD.
SAN DIEGO, CA 92106
CONTACT: STEVEN SCOTT
 
Sighting
Form
 
1.    NAME        SAUCER STATE            PLACE OF EMPLOYMENT     IDW
      CREATORS    PAUL CORNELL (w) • RYAN KELLY (a)
TIMING      JUNE 2017  
     
2.    DATE OF ANNOUNCEMENT FRIDAY, JULY 22, 2016
 
3.    LOCALITY OF OBSERVATION SDCC 2016 IDW PUBLISHING PANEL    
 
4.    HOW LONG DID THE PREVIOUS SIGHTING LAST?
SAUCER COUNTRY, created by Cornell and Kelly, was published by DC/Vertigo and ran for 14 issues. The series has found a new home at IDW PUBLISHING and will return in 2017 with the all-new SAUCER STATE. 
 
5.    PLEASE DESCRIBE THE MOST RECENT SAUCER SIGHTING.
      SAUCER COUNTRY told the story of Mexican-American Arcadia Alvarado, the former Governor of New Mexico, has been elected President of the United States… and brings with her a veritable closet filled with bizarre skeletons. As Governor, she dealt with immigration, budget cuts and an alcoholic ex. Oh… and she claims to have been “abducted by aliens.” The nightmarish encounter has left her with terrible, half-glimpsed memories and now as President, she’s determined to use her new political powers to expose the truth—and maybe, to save the world.
 
6.    HOW DOES THIS MOST RECENT SIGHTING MAKE YOU FEEL?
      PAUL CORNELL, WRITER/CO-CREATOR: I'm hugely delighted that Saucer Country lives again! I'm even more delighted that Ryan Kelly is once again drawing it. And my delight overflows that it's at such a good home as IDW.”
 
7.    HAS THIS SIGHTING BEEN NOTICED BY ANY MEDIA OUTLETS?
      SAUCER COUNTRY was nominated for a Hugo Award in 2013.
 
8.    WHAT COMMENTS, IF ANY, DID GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS MAKE IN REGARDS TO THIS SIGHTING?
TOM WALTZ, EDITOR: “Anyone who knows Chris Ryall and me, knows we are UFO aficionados to the Nth-degree. When we found out Saucer Country was available, we both started plotting diligently to get it at IDW. And now, as Saucer State, our plans have come true and I couldn’t be more ecstatic to soon be a part of a series I’ve been such a huge fan of it from the first mind-blowing issue!”
 
9.    PLEASE DESCRIBE THE OBJECT(S) IN DETAIL. FOR INSTANCE, DID IT (THEY) APPEAR SOLID, OR ONLY AS A SOURCE OF LIGHT; WAS IT REVOLVING, ETC.? PLEASE USE ADDITIONAL SHEETS OF PAPER, IF NECESSARY.
      RYAN KELLY, ARTIST/CO-CREATOR:
 

 
  
10.   WHAT EXPECTED FOLLOW-UP WILL YOU TAKE?
      IDW will release THE COMPLETE SAUCER COUNTRY, a collection of the entire previous series, in a special edition to coincide with the release of SAUCER STATE #1 in Spring 2017.
 
11.   TELL THE APPARENT LENGTH OF THE OBJECT(S):
      SAUCER STATE will be an ongoing series.
 
12.   WE WOULD LIKE PERMISSION TO QUOTE YOUR NAME IN CONNECTION WITH THIS INCIDENT. THIS ACTION WILL ENCOURAGE RESPONSIBLE CITIZENS TO PREORDER SAUCER STATE UPON ITS SOLICITATION. THANK YOU FOR YOUR COOPERATION.