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Scuttlebutt # 8 - - - comic industry news

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CTHULHU CALLS FOR COFFEE, TEA,  ME   . . . . .BALTIMORE, MD) – (August 31, 2015)- Rise and shine and conquer the world with a PREVIEWS exclusive Cthulhu mug from Surreal Entertainment. Perfect for lovers of author H.P. Lovecraft, the mug is available to pre-order exclusively from the September PREVIEWS catalog and is scheduled to arrive in comic book shops in late November.Dread Cthulhu, a.k.a. the Elder God from stories such as The Call of Cthulhu, will rouse you from your slumber when you have your morning tea or coffee in this molded mug shaped like Chtulhu’s head!  Whether you’ve been sleeping for only a few hours or many millennia, greet the day with a drink out of this highly detailed sculpted mug. Loop your hands through one of the two wing handles to take control of your mornings and get some motivation from the Great Old One. The mug can be found on page 551 of the September PREVIEWS catalog and is available to pre-order for $16.99 at any comic shop using item code SEP152560.…

Scuttlebutt #7 - - more news via press releases and websites

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NEW PATHFINDER SERIES DEBUTS IN NOVEMBER 2015August 25th, 2015, Mt. Laurel, NJ: Dynamite Entertainment and Paizo, Inc., the premier publisher of tabletop roleplaying and adventure card games, announce the upcoming November release of Pathfinder: Hollow Mountain #1, the first chapter in a six-issue comic book miniseries. The series will be written by the collaborative team of game developers Erik Mona (Paizo Publisher and Chief Creative Officer), F. Wesley Schneider (Paizo Editor-in-Chief), and James Sutter (Paizo Senior Editor), and feature artwork by Tom Garcia, recently the illustrator of Patricia Briggs' Mercy Thompson: Hopcross Jilly.  Each issue contains an RPG appendix detailing part of the Hollow Mountain dungeon (with poster map) and a write-up of one of the new characters. Hollow Mountain draws iconic  Pathfinder heroes Valeros, Seoni, Kyra, Merisiel, and more deep into an ancient fortress built by the runelords, the archvillains of the franchise. Carved in the immense vi…

Scuttlebutt #6 = comic news compiled from press releases

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JOSHUA HALE FIALKOV AND GABO'S CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED TALE RETURNS ON NOVEMBER 4TH AS  EXODUS: THE LIFE AFTERPORTLAND, Oregon, Aug. 20 2015 – Oni Press announced today Exodus: The Life After, the follow-up to Joshua Hale Fialkov and Gabo’s comedic epic of divine revolution. Issue #1 of Exodus: The Life After will debut on November 4th, 2015, beginning an ongoing monthly release.                                                           In Exodus: The Life After Jude has been sent right back where he started: Purgatory. With no memory of his previous adventures or relationships, Jude's existence is stark and empty. Yet, just outside his awareness, his friends--including the late, great Ernest Hemingway and a very tenacious preteen girl--struggle to free him. Because in the quest to overthrow God himself, the only person who stands a chance is his son."All of my books are like my children, but, The Life After is something different,” asserts Fialkov.  “It's a playground f…

Future of Comics Winners at BCC Kids Love Comics Pavilion

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BALTIMORE, MARYLAND - August 21, 2015  - The Baltimore Comic-Con continues to shine as the best comics event for families and young artists. This year, The Kids Love Comics Pavilion held its first "Future of Comics Contest." Young comic creators were invited to submit their own comic creations in hopes of winning a spot in the Kids Love Comics Pavilion to sell their books and art. "We had some excellent submissions for this year's contest," said John Gallagher, Executive Director of Kids Love Comics."It was tough choosing the winners, but we have a great lineup of impressive storytellers." The winners of the 2015 Future of Comics are:Kate DavisMa Douce Rose is the title of the young adult mystery comic by 16-year-old Kate Davis. She tells an eerie tale of a girl in Paris and a mysterious man captured by her beauty. Working digitally, Kate has created a very professional level quality comic. Staying on this path, she will have comic companies knocking …
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BALTIMORE, MARYLAND - August 20, 2015 - Baltimore's beautiful Inner Harbor once again hosts the Baltimore Comic-Con on September 25-27, 2015. Held at the Baltimore Convention Center, tickets for the Baltimore Comic-Con and Harvey Awards are now available -- click here to purchase yours now! We are very pleased to announce our next media guest for 2015, Edward James Olmos, award-winning actor and star of television's Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

Edward James Olmos was born on February 24, 1947 in East Los Angeles, California. Early in his teen years, Eddie found a new love - music. He taught himself to sing and play piano, and by 1961 he was good enough to join a band, the Pacific Ocean. In 1968, Pacific Ocean made one record, "Purgatory."




In the mid 1960s, Eddie attended East Los Angeles College and California State University by day and played in local clubs most of the night. He began taking acting classes to improve his band's show. Olmos's first acti…
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BALTIMORE, MARYLAND - August 17, 2015 - The Baltimore Comic-Con (September 25-27, 2015) is pleased to announce the first media guests for 2015, Katie Cassidy and Paul Blackthorne, stars of television's Arrow, adapting the DC Entertainment character Green Arrow and his supporting cast. Katie and Paul will be in attendance Saturday and Sunday.

Katie Cassidy, one of Hollywood's most engaging young actresses, can currently be seen as the female lead in the smash hit CW series, Arrow. Based on the DC Entertainment Green Arrow comic, Cassidy plays Laurel Lance, an attorney and ex-girlfriend of Oliver Queen, who becomes Black Canary, fighting crime with Oliver (Green Arrow) and his team.




Cassidy can also be seen in the thriller titled The Scribbler, based on the 2006 Image Comics graphic novel, in which she plays the lead character 'Suki' and co-stars with Michelle Trachtenberg and Eliza Dushku.

Cassidy's other film credits include: Monte Carlo, A Nightmare on Elm Street, T…

Updated guest list for Baltimore Comic-Con 2015

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Going to the Con this year?  As a service to our readers, we have received an updated list of expected guests.  Print this out and use highlighter to mark your “must sees”.  The Baltimore Comic-Con will occur from Friday September 25 through Sunday September 27.In addition to on-site CGC grading, this year's confirmed guests for the show include:  Neal Adams (All-New Captain America); Scott Ambruson (Azteca: Ciudad Paradiso).  Jeremy Bastian (Cursed Pirate Girl); Marty Baumann (Pixar artist); John Beatty (Secret Wars); Carolyn Belefski (Curls); Gregory Benton (Smoke); Christy Blanch (The Damnation of Charlie Wormwood); Martin Brandt (Kidthulhu); Harold Buchholz (Archie Comics); Mark Buckingham (Fables); Bob Budiansky (courtesy of Hero Initiative, Transformers); Dave Bullock (Wednesday Comics). Ben Caldwell (Prez); Talent Caldwell (Grimm Fairy Tales Presents White Queen: Age of Darkness); Frank Cammuso (Salem Hyde); Chris Campana (Kantara); Joe Carabeo (Black Magic Tales); Jerry Ca…

Mouse Guard featured in Baltimore Comic-Con 2015 Yearbook

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From the official press release . . . .


BALTIMORE, MARYLAND - August 14, 2015 - The Baltimore Comic-Con's Yearbook returns in 2015, celebrating the creators appearing at the show taking place Friday, September 25th through Sunday, September 27th, 2015. This book of art features interpretations of characters from David Petersen's Mouse Guard, sometimes in conjunction with their own creations, in a celebration of creator-owned properties.

Beautifully designed by returning guest and Love and Capes creator Thom Zahler, the book comes in a standard and, for VIP ticketholders, a limited VIP cover edition.
Once again, our popular scavenger hunt returns in 2015! When you buy the book, you'll get a list of 60 Yearbook contributors and their table numbers. If you succeed in your hunt, you can get your choice of bonus prints!



Artwork by Frank Cho
Mouse Guard was first released as a self-published black and white issue #1 by David Petersen in May of 2005. Shortly thereafter the series was…

Scuttlebutt 4 for August 12, 2015

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Have You Seen The New 1First Comics Site?Devil’s Due has now partnered with First Comics to bring some new and classic works to print and digital.  I fondly remember First Comics from the 1980’s and look forward to the revival.  Check out Grimjack (not available yet, maybe those rights belong to IDW now) and E-Man by Nicoli Cuti and Joe Staton.Spend some time on 1FirstComics.com to get to know the exciting titles from Devil's Due/1First Comics and their creators!Book Of Death Approaching the Penultimate IssueWow!  Already up to Issue #3 of 4.  Have you been reading this yet?  I was ready to jump in, but feel that waiting until it all plays out and then reading them in order may work better for me (considering the piles of unread comics that surround me). Issue #3 hits comic shop shelves on September 23.  A second printing of Issue #1 will be available on August 19.  Here’s what some others are saying:“ It really is the best kind of crossover… BOOK OF DEATH is a bold entry point in…