Protectors, Inc. #10
Story By: J. Michael Straczynski
Art By: Gordon Purcell
Art By: Mike Atiyeh
Cover By: Ben Templesmith
Diamond ID: ICSEP140740
Published: November 19, 2014
In the finale to this first arc, Riley learns a tragic secret about the Angel and finds himself in the crosshairs of a battle royale between The Patriot and the man responsible for a series of brutal murders, who is as powerful as any of the Protectors…maybe more so. The ending will forever change the world of the Protectors…and not in a “we’ll reset this later” way.
Publishing and production company Black Mask Studios has announced its first major in-house production: three animated features based on the comic book Godkiller by Black Mask co-founder Matt Pizzolo, Anna Muckcracker Wieszczyk, and Ben Templesmith.
Black Mask acquired the film/TV/transmedia rights earlier this year from Pizzolo’s film company Halo-8, who produced an animated series of the property in 2010.
Black Mask will re-release the animated series Godkiller: Walk Among Us in 2015 as a fully re-mastered feature with new voice talent. This will be followed by two brand-new animated features Godkiller: Tomorrow’s Ashes in 2016 and Godkiller: The Trouble You Took From Her Eyes in 2017.
The features will utilize different animation styles for the various dimensions the characters travel through. They will be produced by Black Mask Studios, co-founded last year by Pizzolo, Brett Gurewitz, and Steve Niles.
Godkiller, about a teenage orphan and an escaped slavegirl journeying through a post-apocalyptic wasteland, debuted as a self-published underground comic and was launched in stores as a new ongoing comic book series from Black Mask on October 29. It was recently announced that Godkiller’s debut issue on Black Mask sold through its print run and would be the label’s first comic to receive a second printing based on outsized demand.
Black Mask is co-producing the Syfy series Fiver Ghosts with UCP and BenderSpink, based on the comic by Frank Barbiere and Chris Mooneyham. Evan Daugherty is writing the pilot. Black Mask is also developing a transmedia adaptation of the same comic in-house.
ASH AND THE ARMY OF DARKNESS TPB
Steve Niles (w)
Dennis Calero, Nacho Tenorio (a)
Ben Templesmith (c)
FC l 232 pages l $24.99
The battle has been fought and won. Ash battled and defeated the Deadite image of himself and saved the world. Now all he wants to do is get home and have a normal life. Too bad he messed up the Book of the Dead incantation. Will Ash ever escape the land of the Deadites? Will he ever find his girl? Will he ever remember the last part of the incantation? Now an army of unbelievable horrors rules the land and only Ash can annoy them! This 232 page volume collects issues 1 8 of the first volume of Ash and The Army of Darkness by Steve Niles, Dennis Calero and Nacho Tenorio and features the original script to issue #1, along with a complete cover gallery by Ben Templesmith, Dennis Calero, Sina Grace, Chris Mitten, Arthur Suydam, Lucio Parrillo and Justin Erickson!
A Voice In The Dark: Get Your Gun #1
Story By: Larime Taylor
Art By: Larime Taylor
Cover By: Larime Taylor
Cover By: Sylv Talor
Variant Cover By: Ben Templesmith
Diamond ID: JUL140458
Published: September 24, 2014
NOW IN FULL COLOR! A great jumping-on point for new readers. With Zoey and several of her roommates possible suspects in the murder of Mandy Jenkins, Uncle Zeke is taken off the case to avoid a conflict of interest. Meanwhile, Zoey meets her ‘fan’ for the first time without masks.
DC Comics has announced a new series spinning out of the popular weekly series Batman Eternal—Gotham By Midnight.
Strange doings are afoot in Gotham City! Look out, though – Jim Corrigan is on the case in this new monthly series by writer Ray Fawkes and artist Ben Templesmith!
Gotham By Midnight arrives on November 26th.
Story By: Riley Rossmo
Story By: Alex Link
Art By: Riley Rossmo
Cover By: Riley Rossmo
Variant Cover By: Ben Templesmith
Cover Price: $3.50
Digital Price: $2.99
Diamond ID: APR140565
Published: June 18, 2014
Tantric werewolf wisdom shows Drum Hellar a way out of his romantic and legal complications: run! And Harold? Let’s just say that when you’re a ghostly pink cat creature, love has its challenges. A simpler life waits for them out west: forests, mountains…and murder!
This July, IDW Publishing and 44FLOOD come together again to release an all-new four-issue series, The Squidder, from famed comic artist Ben Templesmith. Templesmith returns to IDW as a triple threat with a series in which he writes and provides story, art, and lettering, as well as the primary covers. The Squidder mixes action, horror, science fiction, and fantasy elements with a touch of “Squidly” destruction.
Templesmith first gained renown as the artist responsible for the singular style of 30 Days of Night, which he co-created with noted horror-master, Steve Niles, and that went on to well documented success as a major motion picture. Templesmith has previously written and drawn the series Singularity 7 and multiple Wormwood: Gentleman Corpse miniseries.
The Squidder, which was the focus of a wildly successful Kickstarter campaign for a limited graphic-novel edition of the story, centers on an old soldier, one of the last of the legendary Squidder Legions, from a forgotten war. The post-apocalyptic world seems to have left him behind, but it remains to be seen if a discarded relic with a death wish and a rebellious Squid priestess can overthrow humanity’s tentacled alien overlords.
Templesmith has returned to his roots to do the tentacle/Cthulhu-orientated book he’s always promised, and IDW is proud to release another stunning and original project with an artist so important to the foundations of the company.
Titan Comics has announced a new mini-series, The Evil Within, that ties into the Bethesda Softworks video game. The first issue features a cover by Ben Templesmith, which you can find below along with more details about the series.
THE EVIL WITHIN #1 (OF 4)
On sale Date: Aug 27, 2014
Writer: Ian Edginton
Artist: Alex Sanchez
Cover Artist: Ben Templesmith
Experience Pure Horror
Spun from the new survival horror game The Evil Within™ from Bethesda Softworks this all-new prequel invites readers to experience the deranged world created by Shinji Mikami.
Writer Ian Edginton (Scarlet Traces, Victorian Undead) and artist Alex Sanchez (Katana) present the story of a young student, Dana, whose search for a missing friend leads straight into a world fraught with tension and unimaginable horrors.
ARMY OF DARKNESS VS. HACK/SLASH #6 (of 6)
Tim Seeley (w)
Daniel Leister (a)
Stefano Caselli, Tim Seeley, Ben Templesmith (c)
Fans & retailers, order the cover of your choice!
FC • 32 pages • $3.99 • Teen+
FINAL ISSUE!!! Cassie and Ash have managed to work together for a whole 5 issues, but now the former partners are at odds, in a war through time for possession of the Necronomicon!
44Flood’s first project developed with IDW Publishing is Libretto, a 9×12” anthology presenting emerging and world-class artists as they explore a single theme using diverse mediums such as comics, oil painting, photography, sculpting and more.
The libretto refers to the part of an opera or a musical that is the words or lyrics, and is distinct from the music. 44Flood’s Libretto will be the “text” to the “music” that is a central theme, starting with Libretto Volume 1: Vampirism coming this April.
Libretto Volume 1 is curated/edited by Kasra Ghanbari and has the theme vampirism, being the misuse of power, as well as the objectification and exploitation of others. Featured contributors give their unique perspectives on this theme, with many sections including an interview of the contributor conducted by another artist.
This 200-page softcover will feature contributors that include Ben Templesmith, David Stoupakis, Riley Rossmo, Christopher Mitten, George Pratt, menton3, and many, many more. Several of the artists also give a rare look at the techniques and processes they used to create pieces for the book. This is your rare opportunity to explore the dark world of vampirism as seen in an artist’s mind.