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Brian Pulido’s Coffin Comics teams up with Key Collector Comics Mobile App

Just weeks after Valiant Entertainment officially announced a partnership with Key Collector Comics, Brian Pulido has also aligned with the app as his recommended key issue resource to his new and loyal fans.

In February, Brian Pulido will celebrate Lady Death’s 24th year in existence.  In that time, his world-famous character’s supporting cast, series spin-offs and entirely new ventures have grown to triple digits.  With that kind of contribution to the industry, a comprehensive asset like Key Collector Comics is necessary to keep track of where Mr. Pulido’s characters began their journey, where they are now and the milestones in between that defined them.

Like Valiant, Coffin Comics has a dedicated button on the opening search screen of the Key Collector Comics mobile app.  From there, fans can launch into the world of scantily clad angels and demons to trace back to when Lady Death made her first appearance in Evil Ernie #1.

Currently, there are over 60 key issues in the Key Collector Comics database related to the Brian Pulido properties. To generate interest, new keys are added daily, many of which are valuable limited variants that sell for thousands of dollars on eBay.

Baltimore Comic-Con Adds Guests, Returns to Northern Virginia

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Baltimore Comic-Con Adds Guests, Returns to Northern Virginia

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BALTIMORE, MARYLAND – March 7, 2012 –The Baltimore Comic-Con continues working to establish an amazing guest list, and is proud to announce the addition of even more guests!

In addition to previously announced guests, the 2012 Baltimore Comic-Con, to be held September 8th and 9th at the Baltimore Convention Center, will feature comic superstars Tommy Castillo (Grimm Fairy Tales), Cliff Chiang (Wonder Woman), Amanda Conner (Before Watchmen:  Silk Spectre), Dan Didio (O.M.A.C.), David Finch (Batman:  The Dark Knight), Gene Ha (Justice League), Cully Hamner (Action Comics), Bob McLeod (DC Comics Presents:  Wonder Woman), Jimmy Palmiotti (All-Star Western), Brian Pulido (Lady Death), Don Rosa (Uncle Scrooge), Stuart Sayger (Infestation 2:  30 Days of Night One-Shot), Brian Stelfreeze (ICE), Karl Story (Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 9), and Peter Tomasi (Batman and Robin).

Guest List

The 2012 Baltimore Comic-Con will feature the following previously announced guests:

Laura & Michael Allred – Madman, iZombie

Greg Capullo – Batman, Spawn
Frank Cho – Avengers vs. X-Men, Liberty Meadows
Steve Conley – Bloop
Rich Faber – Roboy Red
John Gallagher – Buzzboy
Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez – Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman
Keith Giffen – Superman, OMAC, Green Arrow
Larry Hama – G.I. Joe, Wolverine, The ‘Nam
Dean Haspiel – Billy Dogma, ACT-I-VATE, Trip City
J.G. Jones – Wanted, Doc Savage
Scott Kurtz – PvPonline.com
David Mack – Kabuki
Ron Marz – Artifacts, Voodoo
David Petersen – Mouse Guard
Frank Quitely – All Star Superman, Batman & Robin
Walter Simonson – Thor, Legion of Super-Heroes, Avengers
Scott Snyder – Batman , Severed, Swamp Thing
Billy Tucci – A Child Is Born, Shi
Matt Wagner – Tower Chronicles, Mage, Grendel
Mark Waid – Daredevil, Incorruptible, Irredemable
…With more on the way!  Stay tuned to our website or use the “Sign up” link at the bottom of our website to receive update announcements as we make them!
Baltimore Comic-Con Road Show Continues
Continuing his 2012 road show, this weekend, Baltimore Comic-Con promoter Marc Nathan brings the Baltimore Comic-Con back to his neighbors to the south — Northern Virginia!  Marc will be attending the Shoff Baseball & Sports Card Shows & Comic Book & Nonsports Card Show this Sunday, March 11th.  Stop by to chat with Marc about the show, and pick up some comics and cards while you’re there!  Marc will also have Exhibitor and Artist Alley forms for this years convention on September 8th and 9th.
For more information about Shoff show, please go to their website, http://shoffpromotions.com/.  The March 11th event will be held at the Tysons Corner, VA Crowne Plaza Hotel (formerly the Holiday Inn), 1960 Chain Bridge Road, McLean, VA 22102 from 10am-3:30pm, and admission is only $3/person.  Be sure to stop by!

About The Baltimore Comic-Con

The Baltimore Comic-Con is celebrating its 13th year of bringing the comic book industry to the Baltimore and Washington D.C. area. With a guest list unequaled in the industry, the Baltimore Comic-Con will be held September 8-9, 2012. For more information, please visit www.baltimorecomiccon.com.

About The Harvey Awards
The Harvey Awards are one of the comic book industry’s oldest and most respected awards. With a history of over 20 years, the last 7 in conjunction with the Baltimore Comic-Con, the Harveys recognize outstanding achievements in over 20 categories. They are the only industry awards nominated and selected by the full body of comic book professionals. For more information, please visit www.harveyawards.org.

“Stitched” Film Directed by Writer Garth Ennis

Official Press Release

SAN DIEGO COMIC-CON HOSTS WORLD PREMIERE OF “STITCHED” FILM

WRITTEN AND DIRECTED BY GARTH ENNIS

Avatar Press and Mischief Maker Studios proudly announce that legendary comic book writer Garth Ennis will be premiering his short film, Stitched, at San Diego Comic-Con on Thursday evening, July 21, at 8:15pm in the convention’s Room 6DE.  Featuring Ennis’s debut as a filmmaker, Stitched blends supernatural horror with a contemporary war story, creating a terrifying landscape which will be explored further in an ongoing monthly comic book series.

The fifteen-minute long film is written and directed by Garth Ennis, best known as the writer of such best-selling comic books as Preacher, The Punisher, The Boys, and Crossed. A Mischief Maker Studios production, Stitched was produced by Brian Pulido, Francisca Pulido, and Ed Polgardy.  Adam Goldfine served as Director of Photography, while both Garth Ennis and William Christensen, the founder of Avatar Press, served as Executive Producers.

In Stitched, three survivors of an American helicopter crash (played by actors Tank Jones, Lauren Alonzo, and Kate Kugler) struggle across the high mountains of Afghanistan.  They’re injured, without food, water, or medicine, and moving through Taliban-controlled territory.  Among the sun-bleached rocks, they discover something worse than enemy fighters: an ancient supernatural power – murderous, unstoppable, and serving a twenty-first century evil.

“I’ve been thinking about (directing films) for a number of years now,” says Ennis.  “Ever since the interest in a Preacher film became more solid, and the options on it and The Boys were picked up.  I’ve written screenplays and treatments for things like Crossed, but I haven’t really devoted myself to a film project before, not the way I have with Stitched.  I’ve always loved movies; my comics are much more heavily influenced by film and TV than they are by other comics.  So having a go at this seems quite natural.”

Regarding the concept, Ennis says, “Stitched began as little more than a series of images, really – three little figures stumbling across a barren landscape, exhausted people struggling to survive, blood on the rocks of the mountains, and lots of frantic, close-in combat.”  As production got underway, “you’re watching Taliban fighters, SAS troopers, and a U.S. helicopter crew wandering around in full uniform and equipment, AKs and M4s slung, Berettas holstered.  It all started as words on the page and then translated to so much hard work and commitment.”

Hosting the premiere of Stitched at San Diego Comic-Con marks a first for the convention; although it regularly host panels featuring actors or sneak peak footage of upcoming films, SDCC has never previously premiered a film on-site.  San Diego Comic-Con is the largest convention in the western hemisphere, drawing 130,000 attendees annually.  With Ennis being a name brand in the comic book community, the convention anticipates that his one-evening-only film premiere will draw a maximum capacity crowd. San Diego Comic-Con attendees will also have an opportunity to purchase exclusive early release DVDs on site for an autographing opportunity with creator Garth Ennis.

The footage filmed for Stitched comprises the opening conflict of a script intended as a full-length feature film.  The full Ennis-penned script will be the basis of the first story arc in the upcoming, ongoing comic book series.  From the behind-the-scenes footage available on the DVD release, Ennis says, “Stitched is going to have legs beyond just this 15-minute short.  Most immediately, we’re going to launch a new comic drawn by the always-excellent Mike Wolfer.  The first series will tell the complete story that the film only begins.”  The first issue of the comic book series will be released in November alongside the nationwide Stitched DVD release.

Garth Ennis, a critically acclaimed writer from Northern Ireland, has been working in the comic book industry for over 20 years.  He is most easily recognized as the creator of Preacher from DC/Vertigo, as well as a long-time contributor to Marvel Comics’ The Punisher.  His previous comic book work published by Avatar Press includes Dicks, 303, Chronicles of Wormwood, Streets of Glory, and the increasingly popular Crossed franchise, a horror survival series set in a world overrun by sadistic homicidal maniacs.

Avatar Press is a groundbreaking independent publishing company which produces a wide variety of cutting-edge comic books, graphic novels, and original web content.  Their high-quality publications include the work of such industry luminaries as Garth Ennis (Crossed, Chronicles of Wormwood), Warren Ellis (Freakangels), David Lapham (Caligula, Crossed: Psychopath), and Alan Moore (Neonomicon).  They also produce a diverse range of licensed projects including the classic zombie epic Night of the Living Dead and George RR Martin’s Fevre Dream.  Their action-oriented Boundless Comics imprint publishes Brian Pulido’s original Lady Death and Mike Wolfer’s reimagining of the classic femme fatales Pandora, Hellina, and Widow in the series War Goddess.  For more information about Avatar Press, their publications, and creators, please visit www.avatarpress.com.

Mischief Maker Studios, owned by Brian Pulido and Francisca Pulido, is a multi-media entertainment company that develops, produces, and controls a library of properties and storylines, and partners with world renowned creators and clients to realize their full sales potential across all media platforms including film, television, print, online, mobile, gaming, and merchandising. Their first feature film, The Graves, sold to After Dark Films, Lionsgate, Syfy and a dozen international distributors.  For more info, visit: www.MischiefMakerStudios.com.

For more information on the Stitched film, its DVD release, the film premiere at San Diego Comic-Con, and the comic book series, please visit the website www.FearTheStitched.com.

Lady Death launches with over 50,000 copies in stores

Official Press Release

NEW LADY DEATH SERIES SUPPORTED BY OVERWHELMING RETAILER RESPONSE

September 21, 2010 — New publishing company Boundless Comics wishes to thank the retail community for lending their overwhelming support to the upcoming LADY DEATH ongoing series.  With retailers’ combined investment in over fifty thousand giveaway comic books, added to numerous thousands handed out by the publisher at nationwide conventions, Boundless Comics proudly announces that over 70,000 copies of LADY DEATH PREMIERE, a special lead-in comic book, will be freely given to dedicated fans and curious newcomers.

With a new ongoing, monthly LADY DEATH comic book series slated for release beginning in December, Boundless Comics reached out to retailers across North America and the United Kingdom for participation in this bold promotional initiative.  Designing LADY DEATH PREMIERE, a 16-page comic featuring an original bridging-the-gap story, Boundless offered PREMIERE to the retailer community as a giveaway item.  Available to retailers in single units or as bundles (with built-in cover variants as incentives) at a minimal investment, the PREMIERE promotion resulted in preorders surpassing a staggering 50,000 copies.

“Retailers are savvy.  They know that when they place something free, something tangible, into the hands of a customer, it’s a welcome invitation,” says Keith Davidsen, the Director of Sales for Boundless Comics.  “Sure, they’re going to target the existing LADY DEATH fans, and many readers will come right back on board.  But beyond that, retailers are going to give these free comics to potential new readers, customers that they personally know are looking for something maybe a little edgier, a little sexier, than the regular superhero fare.  For their effort, retailers are going to see happy customers returning to pick up the new series.”

The Boundless Comics sentiment may be best summed up by the words of Brian Pulido, the creator of LADY DEATH and co-writer (alongside Mike Wolfer) on the new comics: “We can’t thank retailers enough for their tremendous support.  We realize that retailers who pre-ordered LADY DEATH PREMIERE are making a long-term investment in the upcoming series, and doing so when times are tough.  It’s our job to repay that vote of confidence by delivering a monthly entertainment experience that will keep readers coming back for more.  Just you wait, we have some wild surprises in store.”

LADY DETH PREMIERE is slated for release in September 29, followed shortly thereafter by LADY DEATH ORIGINS VOLUME ONE, the first in a series of graphic novels collecting the history of Lady Death.  The new ongoing series launches in December with LADY DEATH #0, priced at $3.99, and will continue monthly throughout 2011.

Created by indie press icon William Christensen in 2010, Boundless Comics publishes high-quality, action-oriented comics, as exemplified by its initial release, LADY DEATH by Brian Pulido and Mike Wolfer.  For more information about Boundless Comics and their exciting new publications, please visit www.boundlesscomics.com.

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New Lady Death series launches Dec 2010

Official Press Release

BOUNDLESS MAKES LONG-TERM COMMITMENT WITH MONTHLY ONGOING LADY DEATH SERIES

September 15, 2010 – New publisher Boundless Comics is proud to announce the launch of a new, ongoing LADY DEATH series, beginning monthly in December with its #0 issue.  Written by original creator Brian Pulido and Mike Wolfer (Gravel, Night of the Living Dead), with luscious artwork by newcomer Marcelo Mueller, LADY DEATH #0 is a 32-page, full-color extravaganza featuring the debut of Lady Death’s startling new persona!  Furthermore, the issue has been awarded the coveted “Featured Item” status by Diamond Comics for their upcoming October Previews catalog.

In LADY DEATH #0, readers will be introduced for the first time to Illadra, a simple thief in medieval Spain, whose terrifying nightmares link her unnatural skills to a previous life… as Lady Death!  Disbelieving these visions, she suddenly finds herself thrust down a bloody path of self-discovery when attacked by a demonic emissary and a battalion of zombie warriors.  Thus begins her quest to recover her true self – a femme fatale whose memories, powers, and very soul were stripped away by the mystery villainess, Death Queen!  LADY DEATH #0 is the first chapter in an epic story arc, with bold character developments sure to revitalize this indie icon for the next twenty years of her publication.

·         LADY DEATH #0 Regular Edition (OCT100911, $3.99)
·         LADY DEATH #0 Wraparound Edition (OCT100912, $3.99)
·         LADY DEATH #0 Art Deco Edition (OCT100913, Ask Your Retailer!)

“To actually be able to play with Brian Pulido’s greatest comic creation is something I’ve been dying to do for a long time,” says co-writer Mike Wolfer, whose prior creative collaborations alongside writer Warren Ellis have been regarded with much critical acclaim.  “Brian and I have been friends since our early indie days, but to now materially participate in the creation of an all-new chapter in the history of such an iconic character is incredibly exciting and gratifying.  I think readers will see that the combination of Brian’s established history as a multi-layered storyteller coupled with my horror genre sensibilities (on such titles as Night of the Living Dead and Friday the 13th) has resulted in a LADY DEATH we’ve not seen before, and hopefully one who will stand toe-to-toe with the classic interpretation of comics’ baddest ‘bad girl’.”

The launch of this new ongoing series follows hot on the heels of early October’s LADY DEATH PREMIERE promotion, a bold initiative designed to introduce the character to a whole new generation of readers.  With the strong support of participating retailers nationwide, Boundless Comics will be providing customers with free copies of the PREMIERE comic book, featuring an original 11-page story that bridges the gap between Lady Death’s previous adventures and her new status quo.  This giveaway comic will appeal to both long-time enthusiasts and curious newcomers; after sampling the LADY DEATH PREMIERE story for free, store customers are encouraged to pre-order December’s release of LADY DEATH #0 through their retailers.

Further establishing their commitment to the brand, Boundless Comics also recently announced the November release of LADY DEATH ORIGINS VOLUME ONE, the first in an exciting new line of graphic novels collecting the historic adventures of Brian Pulido’s beloved femme fatale.  This first volume, collected in 160 pages with artwork by Ron Adrian and Richard Ortiz, will be available in softcover, hardcover, and special autographed variant hardcover editions.

Created by indie press icon William Christensen in 2010, Boundless Comics publishes high-quality, action-oriented comics, as exemplified by its initial release, LADY DEATH by Brian Pulido and Mike Wolfer.  For more information about Boundless Comics and their exciting new publications, please visit www.boundlesscomics.com.

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Boundless in October – Lady Death returns!

Official Press Release

LADY DEATH RETURNS WITH FREE PREMIERE COMIC BOOK FROM BOUNDLESS

July 18, 2010 – New publisher Boundless Comics proudly announces that Brian Pulido’s iconic heroine will return in October with LADY DEATH PREMIERE, a free preview comic book with a story that leads directly into December’s ongoing monthly LADY DEATH series!

Truly one of comics’ most recognized and beloved female characters, Lady Death has been re-imagined by original creator Brian Pulido and co-writer Mike Wolfer (Gravel, Wolfskin) for a new ongoing monthly series in a way that is respectful to the character’s tremendously loyal fan base, yet wide open and welcoming to curious newcomers.  Just in time for Halloween, the LADY DEATH PREMIERE comic book establishes this new direction with a unique story by Pulido and Wolfer, featuring sequential artwork by Marcelo Mueller.

This first chapter in the new LADY DEATH saga will be available absolutely free from participating retailers nationwide.  Additional limited edition variants will be available at regional conventions, while select retailers will be offering these bonus editions at their stores.

·         LADY DEATH PREMIERE Regular Edition

COMPLETELY FREE

·         LADY DEATH PREMIERE Boundless Retailer Bonus Edition – Ask your retailer!

LADY DEATH PREMIERE delivers the most terrifying tale in the character’s illustrious history, an apocalyptic saga that will tear through two dimensions and leave long-time fans reeling!  For the first time, Lady Death will face the monumental threat of Death Queen, a viciously sadistic villainess who shares Lady Death’s face, has her powers… and before their first encounter is over, she will have her life!  The blood-drenched spectacle continues in December’s release of the first full-sized issue of the LADY DEATH monthly series.

Boundless Comics is a new publisher of comics and graphic novels created by indie icon William Christensen.  The focus of Boundless publications is high-quality, action-oriented comics, as exemplified by its initial release, LADY DEATH by Brian Pulido and Mike Wolfer.  For more information about Boundless Comics and their publications, please visit www.boundlesscomics.com.

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