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Preview: Project Superpowers: Black Cross #5

Project Superpowers: Black Cross #5

Warren Ellis (w)
Colton Worley (a)
Tula Lotay, Declan Shalvey (c)
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The American Spirit has Federal Agent Bart Hill’s throat in his hand. Maggie Allen is bleeding from the eyes. Marietta Chesler and Rob Benton are burying a body. Gary Preston is still missing, presumed incinerated. All these people were part of an escape plan, but it’s all gone wrong. In the penultimate episode of Blackcross, secrets are told, threats become real, and six haunted people are about to be murdered.

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BOOM! Studios Announces Philip K. Dick’s Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? Omnibus

BOOM! Studios and Electric Shepherd Productions are pleased to announce they will collect BOOM!’s entire 24-issue Eisner Award-nominated comic adaptation of Philip K. Dick’s groundbreaking science-fiction novel Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? into a complete softcover omnibus for the first time. The comic series, as realized by artist Tony Parker, was published by BOOM! from 2009-2011. The new collection features a new cover by Mondo artist Jay Shaw and essays from popular industry professionals, including Ed Brubaker, Warren Ellis, and Matt Fraction.

Dick’s novels revolutionized the science fiction genre and influenced many well-known sci-fi films such as Minority Report, Total Recall, and the 1982 Ridley Scott film Blade Runner, which was based directly on Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?. His novel The Man in the High Castle was recently adapted as a pilot and subsequently ordered to series through Amazon Studios.

In Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?, San Francisco lies under a cloud of radioactive dust. The World War has killed millions, driving entire species to extinction and sending mankind off-planet. Those who remain covet any living creature, and for people who can’t afford one, companies build incredibly realistic fakes: horses, birds, cats, sheep—even humans. Rick Deckard is an officially sanctioned bounty hunter tasked to find six rogue androids. They’re machines, but look, sound, and think like humans—and infinitely more dangerous.

Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? Omnibus will arrive in comic shops and bookstores this December.

Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep Omnibus Cover by Jay Shaw

SDCC 2015: Warren Ellis & Gale Anne Hurd Take on El Pantera for Universal + Kill Shakespeare!

UCP_Refresh_CMYK_FMAs San Diego Comic-Con 2015 kicks off, Universal Cable Productions (UCP) has unveiled several new deals that will continue to fortify the studio’s growing genre library and cater to the high demand for television content inspired by science fiction, graphic novel and comic book stories. As part of its overall deal with Valhalla Entertainment, UCP today announced renowned graphic novel writer Warren Ellis, will adapt the popular 1970s Mexican comic book and Televisa format El Pantera as his first original TV series with Gale Anne Hurd set to executive produce and Televisa USA to co-produce.

Based on the popular 1970s Mexican comic book and hit Spanish language TV series adapted by Televisa, El Pantera is a vigilante crime drama set in a fictional metropolis on the U.S. Mexico Border. When a young officer is appointed Head of Police, he only has one request: He asks that his friend, who was wrongfully imprisoned, be set free. Under the guise of his rumored death, the two create ‘El Pantera’ to rid the city of the Mexican mob. Warren Ellis is set to adapt the comic with Gale Anne Hurd’s Valhalla Entertainment attached to produce and Televisa USA to co-produce with UCP.

UCP is also developing the award-winning cult British film, The Machine into a scripted series for Syfy with the film’s Caradog James set to write the script and John Giwa-Amu to produce. The story follows a brilliant computer programmer, desperate to save his terminally ill daughter, who creates the first-ever piece of self-aware artificial intelligence.  But things go terribly wrong when the technology, designed to help injured soldiers, is hijacked by the government and used to create the ultimate robotic weapon. The Machine will follow multiple storylines as it takes a broad view of cutting edge scientific breakthroughs in genetic engineering, trans-humanism, and artificial intelligence.

Kill ShakespeareAdditionally, the studio has recently optioned the critically acclaimed comic series Kill Shakespeare, created by Anthony Del Col and Conor McCreery, and released by IDW Publishing. This dark take on Shakespeare – which has also spawned a stage production and board game – pits his greatest heroes (Hamlet, Juliet, Othello, Falstaff) against his most menacing villains (Richard III, Lady Macbeth, Iago) in an epic adventure to find and kill – or save – a reclusive wizard named William Shakespeare. Anthony Del Col and Conor McCreery are set to write.

UCP also announced this week a first-look production deal with legendary comic book publisher, Dark Horse Entertainment focused on developing and producing scripted programming from their extensive comic book library as well as new material.

Other notable genre projects in UCP’s development pipeline include: for Syfy: Channel Zero, a horror anthology series from Nick Antosca set to write the script, and Max Landis set to produce. The first season will be based on Candle Cove by Kris Straub, a story that originates from the user-generated internet horror phenomenon known as creepypasta;  Brave New World, based on the classic novel by Aldous Huxley published in 1932 with Les Bohem set to write, and Amblin attached to produce; Hyperion, based on the Hugo Award-winning science fiction novels that form The Hyperion Cantos by writer Dan Simmons with Bradley Cooper, Graham Kin, and Todd Phillips attached to executive produce and Itamar Moses to write the script and serve as co-executive producer.

UCP is also developing Dreadstar, based on the classic 1980s character from the Marvel-owned Epic Comics imprint by iconic Marvel comic book writer Jim Starlin with Evan Daugherty attached to adapt, BenderSpink attached to produce, and Starlin and Ford Gilmore set to executive produce.

Preview: Injection #3

Injection #3

Story By: Warren Ellis
Art By: Declan Shalvey
Art By: Jordie Bellaire
Cover By: Declan Shalvey
Cover By: Jordie Bellaire
Variant Cover By: Declan Shalvey
Variant Cover By: Jordie Bellaire
Price: $2.99
Diamond ID: MAY150494
Published: July 8, 2015

Robin Morel is consulted on the operating systems of pixies and his betrayal of the natural world. Civilization is dying and only five people know.

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Warren Ellis takes on James Bond. 007 Comes to Comics Courtesy of Dynamite.

Dynamite has announced that fan-favorite author Warren Ellis will be writing the James Bond 007 ongoing comic book series, the first to appear in over two decades. James Bond 007 is scheduled for release in November 2015, featuring interior artwork by Jason Masters.

The news of the high-profile author’s involvement with the James Bond 007 series follows Dynamite’s announcement of their partnership with Ian Fleming Publications Ltd. (IFPL), the Fleming family company that owns and administers the literary copyright of Ian Fleming’s published works, including his fourteen James Bond books. Under their agreement, Dynamite has been granted worldwide rights to publish comic books, digital comics, and graphic novels starring 007.

The first six-issue story arc in the James Bond 007 comic book series will be entitled “VARGR.” James Bond returns to London after a mission of vengeance in Helsinki, to take up the workload of a fallen 00 Section agent… but something evil is moving through the back streets of the city, and sinister plans are being laid for Bond in Berlin.

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Preview: Trees #10

Trees #10

Story By: Warren Ellis
Art By: Jason Howard
Cover By: Jason Howard
Price: $2.99
Diamond ID: APR150682
Published: June 17, 2015

CONTINUING THE SECOND TREES STORY, “TWO FORESTS.” The new mayor of New York City has a plan, and it involves the drowned Downtown area. Dr. Jo Creasy doesn’t have a plan at all, and that’s why she’s been dropped into the remote Orkney Islands in search of something that might end the world.

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Preview: Project SuperPowers: Blackcross #4

Project SuperPowers: Blackcross #4

Warren Ellis (w)
Colton Worley (a)
Tula Lotay, Declan Shalvey (c)
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Gabriel Hardman B/W Art retailer incentive cover

There’s a dead body in Marietta’s home, and the Blackcross townsfolk haunted by another world have to make peace with their ghosts if they’re going to survive what’s coming for them — a killer on his way to Blackcross, who may be trying to save this world by killing them.

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Preview: Injection #2

Injection #2

Story By: Warren Ellis
Art By: Declan Shalvey
Art By: Jordie Bellaire
Cover By: Declan Shalvey
Cover By: Jordie Bellaire
Variant Cover By: Declan Shalvey
Variant Cover By: Jordie Bellaire
Price: $2.99
Diamond ID: APR150643
Published: June 10, 2015

INJECTION is the new ongoing series created by the acclaimed creative team of MOON KNIGHT. In this issue: the five members of the Cross-Cultural Contamination Unit came from very different backgrounds. Simeon Winters, for instance, came from a department of the British Foreign Office. The one that kills foreign people. Also this issue: sandwiches.

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Preview: Trees #9

Trees #9

Story By: Warren Ellis
Art By: Jason Howard
Cover By: Jason Howard
Price: $2.99
Diamond ID: MAR150512
Published: May 20, 2015

Beginning the second TREES story, “Two Forests.” The Orkney Tree, set among the standing stones of that remote island, seems almost like it was always meant to be there. But, following the events in Svalbard, it could be nothing but a vast unexploded bomb. Across the Atlantic, there is a new mayor in New York City, who grew up under the shadow of the Manhattan Tree. And he might be the bigger threat.

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Preview: Project Superpowers: Blackcross #3

Project Superpowers: Blackcross #3

Warren Ellis (w)
Colton Worley (a)
Tula Lotay, Declan Shalvey (c)
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FC • 32 pages • $3.99 • Teen+
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Gabriel Hardman “B/W Art retailer incentive cover

Rob Benton is in hospital and his secret is about to be revealed. But there’s another secret that he doesn’t even know he has, and now Marietta Chesler, possessed by the spirit of something from The Other Side, is coming to tear it out of him. Across town, Jeff Dumont has quietly returned from Tibet, even as The American Spirit is circling Blackcross like a raptor. When Bart Hill, head of the American Spirit case, finds out, he might not think it’s a coincidence — but something else is already stalking Bart…

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