Showing posts from September, 2014

Valiant heroes find their way onto toy shelves in 2015

from the official press release . . . . . .           Valiant Entertainment and CKRTLAB Toys are proud to announce a brand new line of urban vinyl figures featuring Valiant's award-winning library of super-heroes.  Slated for a release in comic shops and online in 2015, the new Valiant urban vinyl toy line will feature a wide selection of highly stylized Valiant heroes, beginning with X-O Manowar.           Valiant will offer an exclusive, early release of the first new figure in the Valiant urban vinyl line – X-O Manowar – at New York Comic-Con from October 9th-12th, 2014.  Limited to 150 pieces and available only from Valiant Entertainment at New York Comic Con 2014 (Booth #2028) for $25 per figure, the X-O Manowar Urban Vinyl figure stands 5.5 inches tall with 6 points of articulation and comes enhanced with a luster-rich metallic finish, exclusive "lightning sword" weapon accessory, and collectible packaging that is perfect for display.           "Since day

Dynamite gives us . . . . . SHAFT

From the official press release . . . . September 22, 2014, Mt. Laurel, NJ :  Dynamite Entertainment is proud to announce the signing of writer David F. Walker and artist Bilquis Evely to its upcoming Shaft comic book, based on the hard-hitting detective created by novelist Ernest Tidyman and popularized in films featuring Richard Roundtree and Samuel L. Jackson.  Slated for release in December, Shaft #1 celebrates the 45th anniversary of an American icon with a wealth of cover art options by industry talents including Francesco Francavilla, Michael Avon Oeming, Ulises Farinas, Matt Haley, Sanford Greene, and a landmark collaboration between Denys Cowan and Bill Sienkiewicz.           John Shaft, described as a "tough, take-no-guff detective" and "private dick that's a sex machine to all the chicks" in composer/singer Isaac Hayes' Oscar-winning Theme from Shaft, has gone toe-to-toe with organized crime bosses, stood up to the cops, squared off against kidn

NYCC Panel: Why Is The Con Scene Exploding?

Editor’s Note:  Here’s yet another reason why I regret not being able to attend the New York Comic Con in October.  As a long time attendee at the Baltimore Comic Con I have watched that event grow from a hotel site to a convention center. 2014 was the biggest year for BCC, and they moved to a new, larger space at the Baltimore Convention Center.  Why is it important to know the answer to the headline question?  Simply because those of us with a vested interest (either as fans, creators, or retailers) in this great original American Art Form should always understand and utilize anything that helps to promote and perpetuate the medium. from the official press release . . . . . . .   Show Organizers, Experts Tackle Big Questions (September 25, 2014 - Madison, WI)   The comic convention scene is exploding, both in number of shows and attendance.   Who are these hundreds of thousands of new attendees, and what does it mean for show organizers, for exhibitors, and for the audience for th

Nameless Digest revamps web site after technical absence

  I don’t know if you were following this website or not, but it has been out of service for several months while some technical issues were being worked through. It is now back in business and worth taking a look at.  Appearance, format and content have been revised and the new site is much more appealing. Look for book and movie reviews as well as author interviews and profiles. In case you weren’t aware,  I am also an occasional contributor (without compensation) but I’m not trying to drum up business here - - just want to let like-minded lovers of the dark and weird aspects of popular culture know about this site.  I visit frequently. Here’s a sample review that may whet your appetite . . . . . . .

Bunn sends Ash to space in new AOD title from Dynamite

from the official press release . . . . . CULLEN BUNN, THE FAN-FAVORITE WRITER OF MARVEL'S DEADPOOL , LAUNCHES AN ALL-NEW ARMY OF DARKNESS COMIC BOOK SERIES (AND BELOVED HERO ASH WILLIAMS) INTO OUTER SPACE September 22, 2014, Mt. Laurel, NJ : Dynamite Entertainment proudly announces that its flagship title and longest-running comic book series, Army of Darkness , will launch with a brand new #1 issue in December.  Cullen Bunn, the celebrated writer of Deadpool , will take iconic horror hero Ash Williams somewhere he has never been before: outer space.  Longtime franchise fans are invited to strap themselves in for the bold new direction, in a series featuring interior artwork by Army of Darkness staple Larry Watts, as well as cover artwork by industry heavyweights, including Gabriel Hardman, Tim Seeley, Art Adams, Walter Flanagan, and Jay Shaw.           Ash Williams, the hero of horror franchise Army of Darkness and reluctant "Chosen One" in the war against demons

Conference preview: Who is the new comics customer?

EDITOR’S NOTES: This is a topic that fascinates me. Recently, I have sensed that the audience for comics is growing ( a great thing!) and changing (wait and see if it’s pro or con).  Whenever I pick up new information, I will share with our readers. Look for an upcoming article here about a Baltimore Comic Con panel related to this subject. I’ve just been unable to find the time to write it because of work obligations. You will see new content here weekly, but it could be  a little bit longer before the reviews and articles return.  Thanks for your patience and support of our  blogsite.  From the official press release . . . . . . . . . Top Executives, Experts Gather at ICv2 Conference On The New Comics Customer (September 23, 2014 - Madison, WI)   ICv2 has announced its initial speaker list for the ICv2 Conference: The New Comics Customer, a special industry event held in conjunction with New York Comic Con.  The list includes top executives from comic and graphic novel publishers,

New pulp adventures featuring Lester Dent creation

information taken from the official press release . . . . . .           The New Adventures of Foster Fade, The Crime Spectacularist          From out of the past come new tales of one of Pulp’s gadget wielding gumshoes.  Pro Se Productions , in conjunction with Altus Press , presents a new volume in its PULP OBSCURA imprint featuring a character created by legendary Pulp Author Lester Dent , creator of Doc Savage.           The New Adventures of Foster Fade, The Crime Spectacularist is the return of Dent’s character, first appearing in Dell’s All Detective Magazine in 1934.  Fade is a private investigator who is employed by a major newspaper to investigate the strange and the bizarre with his assistant Dinamenta “Din” Stevens, a reporter who writes about his incredible exploits.           Armed with extraordinary instruments of scientific wizardry, Fade and Din are back on their beat and plunging headlong into adventure.  Authors Adam Lance Garcia, H. David Blalock, Aubrey Step

Contribute to three charities and get huge Valiant bundle in return

Editor’s Note:  This is a great way to make a contribution (of your choice) and get a ton of digital copies of great Valiant books.  Donate $15 or more and also get access to the original Valiant masters  from the 1980’s.  A very worthwhile use of your charitable dollars, and a great bargain as well. PRESENTING THE HUMBLE VALIANT BUNDLE – A MASSIVE DIGITAL COMICS COLLECTION BENEFITING DOCTORS WITHOUT BORDERS, THE HERO INITIATIVE AND CBLDF! Pay what you want for Valiant’s ultimate digital comic collection of your favorite titles and characters, while supporting charities that make truly heroic differences around the world. Humble Bundle and award-winning comic book publisher Valiant Entertainment are proud to present the Humble Valiant Bundle – the ultimate digital comics collection featuring more than 120 issues of some of the most critically acclaimed titles anywhere in comics today! A special one-time offering loaded with collections of Valiant's best-selling series and online