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Sal Abbinanti and Andrew Dabb’s Atomika: God is Red Omnibus Edition Comes to Kickstarter

Artist Sal Abbinanti and writer Andrew Dabb are bringing their cult classic comic Atomika: God is Red to Kickstarter, with an all-new, massive omnibus edition that includes rare and never-before-seen art by legendary illustrators Tim Bradstreet, Claudio Castellini, Gene Colan, Darwyn Cooke, Glenn Fabry, David Mack, Eric Powell, John Romita Sr., Alex Ross, Steve Rude, Bill Sienkiewicz, Michael Turner, and more! Originally self-published between 2005 and 2011, the cold war era sci-fi superhero comicfeatures Atomika, the modern god of the 20th Century Soviet Union, battling the old mythological gods of Slavic Russia. The Atomika: God is Red Omnibus Edition features more than 75 pages of new art, the entire 12 issue series, and a stunning wraparound cover by award-winning artist Alex Ross.

Atomika: God is Red is written by Andrew Dabb, a writer for CW’s Supernatural and Netflix’s upcoming Resident Evil seriesand was dreamed up and illustrated by Sal Abbinanti, a Chicago native and the art rep for comic book superstars Alex Ross and Bill Sienkiewicz.

Abbinanti began working on Atomika more than a decade ago in his spare time, in airports, and at comic book conventions where he met many of the most celebrated artists in the industry, including Simone Bianchi, Simon Bisley, Tim Bradstreet, Claudio Castellini, Travis Charest, Gene Colan, Glenn Fabry, Gary Gianni, David Mack, Angel Medina, Eddy Newell, Alex Nino, Lucio Parrillo, Eric Powell, John Romita Sr., Steve Rude, Arthur Suydam, and Michael Turner, each of whom contributed pin-ups or covers to the series which can be seen in the book’s gallery.

In Atomika: God is Red, Atomika is the first man-made deity—the God of Technology and the 21st Century. One-by-one, the nations of the world have fallen before him. Now, with the Red Empire spanning the globe, Atomika has turned his attention to the ancient gods of his Russian homeland, the very beings he seeks to replace. Despite his multiple victories, Atomika begins to have doubts about his mission.

With the entire world broken at his feet, Atomika stands at the center of a global red empire, loved and worshipped by billions. But danger lurks in the shadows. Some believe Atomika has outlived his usefulness—that he’s a danger to the new world order—and they’ll stop at nothing to destroy him.  Atomika has defeated gods, armies and nations, but now he faces his most dangerous enemies…those closest to him. His friends, his family and for the first time, Atomika is forced to wonder: Is he truly a God or monster?

The Atomika: God is Red Omnibus crowdfunding campaign is live now with pledge tiers ranging from a digital edition to a signed print edition, those with original artwork by Abbinanti to a tier including a collectible trading card set featuring Atomika covers by classic Silver Age artists including Claudio Castellini, Ernie Chan, Gene Colan, Gary Gianni, Alex Nino, John Romita Sr., and Sanjulian to tiers featuring limited edition 7×10 prints showcasing artwork by many of the most celebrated artists in the industry including Alex Ross, Glen Fabry, Michael Turner, Darwyn Cooke, Bill Sienkiewicz, and Tim Bradstreet.

You Want the Best, IDW Limited is Going to Give You the Best

Today, IDW Limited announced their new KISS Solo Comicfolio line and the God of Thunder has declared these collectibles “Hotter Than Hell!” Beginning with The Demon, all four KISS Solo comics will be available for pre-order in special-edition Comicfolio format. Celebrating the KISS Solo series in a truly unique collectible format, this launch is guaranteed to rock and roll all night long.

Each KISS Solo Comicfolio contains a special-edition version of the Angel Medina cover and an exclusive lithograph packaged in a laser-cut hardcover portfolio featuring the band’s logo. The first book to receive this treatment will be The Demon, with The Starchild, The Celestial and The Catman to follow in short order. Fans can also choose to pre-order The Beast, featuring all four KISS SOLO Comicfolios at a special price.  With limited print-runs and top-notch designs these Comicfolios are sure to go platinum.

So rock and roll over to idwlimited.com for your exclusive KISS Solo Comicfolio today.

KISS SOLO: THE DEMON COMICFOLIO – $19.95
KISS SOLO: THE BEAST COMICFOLIO SET– $75.00 (All 4 Comicfolios)

This Fall, KISS Kids Proves You’re Never Too Young to Rock!

Ah, the simple pleasures of just being a kid. Lemonade stands, little league games, advanced fort building, rocking the faces off of millions of screaming fans all over the world while thwarting the plans of your evil school Principal.

If a couple of those cherished childhood memories sound unfamiliar, that’s because they can only be found in KISS Kids, the new series starring the pint-sized rock gods! Join Starchild, Li’l Demon, Spacey, and Catkid as they get into trouble and kick out the jams in strips featuring familiar characters and settings from KISS lore. Helmed by KISS series writers Chris Ryall and Tom Waltz with fun, expressive art by Jose Holder, KISS Kids promises to be a treat for fans of all-ages!

The new KISS Kids series, coming this fall, is being previewed in the form of a one-page strip on the back cover of all four issues of this spring’s Kiss Solo series. Fans will get their first real look at the Kiss Kids on April 10, when Kiss Solo #1: The Demon by Ryall and artist Angel Medina is released.

This fall, there’s only one place for proof positive that whether you’re a Starchild or a Demon, there’s nothing better than rocking and rolling all night and reading comics every day!

KISS Goes Solo!

Echoing their famous series of 1978 solo albums, this March, legendary rockers KISS take to solo adventures in a new miniseries from IDW Publishing! Further exploring the deep mythology that’s made the Kings of Rock hold dual citizenship as Kings of Comics, this year, The-Four-Who-Are-One must take up arms alone against a slew of dynamic enemies and evil forces.

Spread out across four dimension-shattering issues, this face-melting slew of hard-rocking comics tectonics kicks off with KISS Solo: The Demon, a tale starring Gene Simmons’ classic alter ego, The Demon! Veteran KISS writer Chris Ryall and fan-favorite Kiss artist Angel Medina, rejoining the band for the first time since Kiss: Psycho Circus, weave another tale of epic bombast and explosive rock and paving the way for the accompanying tales of the Starchild, the Celestial, and the Catman!

In addition to providing full art on issue one, Medina is on board for covers for all four parts of the solo series. To further give longtime fans a bit more, each issue’s storyline and title is culled from the original solo album songs, such as issue one’s “Radioactive.”

Continuing a comics partnership as fruitful as it is sonically booming, the solo series is a must-have for comics fans and members of the KISS Army. After all, rocking ‘n’ rolling all night and reading comics every day sounds like a pretty solid plan, doesn’t it?

KISS SOLO: THE DEMON (FC, 32 pages, $3.99). In stores 3/20/13
Diamond Code: JAN130393

Zenescope Entertainment Upcoming Releases For 6/8

Official Press Release

Charmed Issue #10

Paul Ruditis (W)
Marcio Abreu(A)
Cover by David Seidman

With the Power of Three torn asunder, Phoebe and Paige work to bring their family back together. But a tragically ill-advised plan pulls the Charmed Ones further apart and could leave one of the sisters lost forever.

32 pgs, FC, $3.50

Fly Issue #1

Raven Gregory (W)

Eric J (A)
Cover A by Eric Basaldua
Cover B by Artgerm
Cover C by Eric J
Kirkham Exclusive Cover D

What if there was a drug that gave you the power to fly? How far would you go to possess it and who would you hurt to get your next “fix?” This is the story of Eddie Patron. Eddie was trying to live a normal life. But he has a secret, one that is coming back to haunt him, and Eddie’s life will never be the same. From the mind of the writer of Image Comics’ THE GIFT, Zenescope’s Wonderland trilogy and THE WAKING comes Raven Gregory’s latest tale of suspense set in a world where superheroes aren’t really heroes at all… How far would you go to FLY? Featuring 4 covers by superstar artists Ebas (Witchblade, Grimm Fairy Tales), Artgerm (Batman, Bird’s of Prey), Eric J (JSA, Rex Mundi), and a Tyler Kirkham cover (Green Lantern Corps, Stryke Force, The Gift) as an exclusive. Don’t miss what is guaranteed to be the hottest new series of the year! ONLY $2.99!!!

32 pgs, FC, $2.99

Grimm Fairy Tales Issue #60

James Patrick (W)
Cover A by Pasquale Qualano
Cover by B Steven Cummings

As Orcus and his army attack Tallus, Sela and company want to take action. But Druanna has her own way of dealing with the enemy. Who she is, and just how powerful she is, has been kept a secret until now. But Orcus has a card hidden up his evil sleeve as well. It’s a standoff that will echo through the ages, through legends, and through the Grimm Fairy Tales universe.

32 pgs, FC, $2.99

Grimm Fairy Tales Dream Eater Saga, The Piper Part 2

Raven Gregory (W)
Anthony Spay (A)
Cover A by Angel Medina/Thomas Mason
Cover B by Rich Bonk/Jason Embury

In another world the Piper was a feared and powerful soldier of the Dark One. His flute brought the strong and the weak to their ends in both this world and the world of Myst. But with the Dream Eater loose on the earth the hunter has now become the hunted and the Piper will learn the hard lesson that no matter how far he runs, no matter where he hides, he can not escape the Dream Eater.

32 pgs, FC, $2.99

Grimm Myths & Legends Issue #5

Raven Gregory (W)
David Miller (A)
Cover A by Khary Rhandolph
Cover B by Tim Seeley

From the creators of Grimm Fairy Tales and the Wonderland trilogy, Zenescope’s newest ongoing series continues here! The werewolf reveals itself as the remaining survivors are forced to make their escape into the woods. The final confrontation between the wolf and Britney is here and only one of them is getting out alive. Don’t miss the shocking conclusion of the first story arc to this hot new series.

32 pgs, FC, $2.99

Monster Hunters’ Survival Guide Issue #5

J.P. Russ (W)
Anthony Spay (A)
Cover A by Talent Caldwell and Colors by Jason Embury
Cover B by Pasquale Qualano

Stories of fairy tale creatures have been told since the dawn of time. Trolls, fairies, and unicorns are believed to be fictional beings of fantasy. But are they really just figments of our imagination or are the stories about them based in fact? Legendary Monster Hunter J.P. Russ has the answers and he knows that these magical creatures are not just old wives tales. He also knows how to hunt them and now he’s ready to pass on that knowledge in the latest issue of The Monster Hunters’

Survival Guide – Fantasy Creatures. Don’t miss it…You never know when you might cross paths with a fire-breathing dragon.

32 pgs, BW, $2.99

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