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Hound Comics Now Available in Diamond Distribution’s July Previews

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Hound Comics Now Available in Diamond Distribution’s July Previews

Hound Comics’ flagship brand, Brimstone and The Borderhounds, is now available through Diamond Distribution

New York, New York – July, 2011 — Hound Comics, Inc. is pleased to announce that their flagship title Brimstone and the Borderhounds will now be available to comic store retailers worldwide through Diamond Comic Distributors’ July Previews.  Diamond, who is known to be the world’s largest comic book distributor, presents issue number five entitled, ‘Contest’ this month set for release in October.  “We are incredibly excited to be featured in the Previews catalog” says Hound Comics’ Treasurer and Lead Inker, Allen Chickering, “I know that I personally grew up purchasing my entire comic collection from local stores, so it’s great to have our book readily available to the neighborhood specialty shops.”

Fans and store owners alike will be delighted to hear that starting with issue five, Brimstone and The Borderhounds will become single-shot, single-story books, allowing the title to be perfect for longtime fans and curious newcomers to the brand.  This announcement is not meant to scare away readers who rely on the Hounds to give them their ‘in-depth’ storyline fix as there will always be several underlying stories taking place to quench the thirst of the fans who are there for the long haul!

Brimstone and the Borderhounds issue four will be tailed by the release of Brimstone and The Borderhounds: Forza Infernis; a 3D fighter style video game revolving around fan-favorite characters from the Hound Comics Universe.  First revealed and viewed at Wizard World Philadelphia’s June event, the game will become available shortly for the iPhone, iPod, iPad and Android devices.  “The initial plan was to launch Forza Infernis last month, however due to unforeseen circumstances out of our control, it looks as though the game should be launching by month’s end.” says recently promoted, Etan Wish; now Senior VP of Operations and Project Management for Hound Comics, Inc.

“July has proven to be an extremely monumental month for us,” says CEO William ‘Brimstone’ Kucmierowski, “Not only have we officially begun our relationship with Diamond via premiering in Previews; but the Brimstone and The Borderhounds title becomes a featured brand in every one of Barnes & Noble’s 700+ locations!  I’ve got to believe that’s pretty impressive.”

For more information on Brimstone and The Borderhounds, Forza Infernis or Hound Comics… please visit the Official Website at http://www.HoundComics.com

Brimstone and the Borderhounds to be Featured in Barnes & Noble

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Brimstone and the Borderhounds to be Featured in Barnes & Noble

Hound Comics, Inc. announces increase in distribution at the world’s largest book retailer and inked deal with distribution powerhouse, Diamond Comics Distribution.

New York, New York, May 16, 2011 — Hound Comics, Inc. CEO William ‘Brimstone’ Kucmierowski announced that Barnes & Noble Bookstores increased the distribution of the flagship brand Brimstone and the Borderhounds. Headlining their regular distribution, Brimstone and the Borderhounds will be featured in over seven hundred Barnes & Noble retail locations across the nation.

As of this coming July, the enlargement of the distribution will be coupled with special promotional placement at all Barnes & Noble stores. Brimstone announced that with this massive increase of distribution comes a major boost in the title’s visibility. “I’m overwhelmed by the magnitude of the recent events taking place with Barnes & Noble,” says Brimstone. He continues with, “We here at Hound Comics plan on grabbing the bull by the horns and utilizing this spectacular opportunity to continue the rapid growth of our company.” “We are looking to up the ante with a promise that you will certainly notice the difference in the overall quality of our product, right down to each line drawn” says Hound Comics VP, Sajad Shah.

With the premiere of issue 4, the Brimstone and the Borderhounds: Another Cold Day story arc comes to an end. When asked what the next step was going to be for the growing comic company, CEO Brimstone announced that “There are certainly a few surprises in the fourth installment of the Borderhounds series which set us up and allows us to begin the ongoing series. No worries to the fans though, the story hasn’t been fully told as of yet! We will be launching our special Halloween edition entitled, ‘Brimstone and The Borderhounds presents Necrocide’ for our September/October special edition which showcases the eclectic art of Hound Director of Graphic Design, Thiago F. Castro. Our plans are to then resume in October/November with the first stand alone essentially re-kicking off the series. We will continue the Brimstone saga with the fifth installment being the beginning of our one-shot storylines.” “There are new titles in the works from the Borderhounds team that are really going to please the readers.” says Marcello Carnevali, co-CEO and lead writer. “We look forward to continuing to build our independent company for years to come.”

Hound Comics, Inc. also announced that they have finally inked a deal with comic distribution powerhouses, Diamond Distribution and ‘Brimstone and The Borderhounds’ will be available to comic shop retailers as soon as the July Previews catalog.

Catch theBORDERHOUNDS team LIVE at Wizard World Entertainment’s Big Apple Comic Con May 21st – 22nd at the Penn Plaza Pavilion, NYC; June 17th – 19th at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia; and August 11th – 14th in Chicago at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont.

For more information on Brimstone and The Borderhounds, please visit the Official Website at http://www.theborderhounds.com/ or for Hound Comics, Inc, visit http://www.houndcomics.com. Media Inquiries please contact pr@houndcomics.com or call 516-350-0123.

Sneak Peek of Brimstone and The Borderhounds: The Animated Series

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A sneak peek of the upcoming Brimstone and The Borderhounds: The Animated Series. The series includes the voices of:

Brimstone as Himself
Jose Hernandez, Jr. (HBO’s Oz) as Dawg
Eddie Castillo as Luscious
Chris Hostile as Mr. Hostile
Sajad Shah as Detective Altar
Jacob Dixon as Chavez Raoul
Low-Ki (Former WWE & TNA Superstar) as Orgrathan
Brutus Beefcake (WWE Legend) as Txigon
Claire Unabia (America’s Next Top Model) as Sasha
Robb Demarest (SyFy Ghost Hunters International) as Himself
Greg Valentine (WWE Legend) as Zythor
and Peter Mayhew (Star Wars) as “The Architect”

also attached to voice characters:

Darra ‘Like Dat’ Boyd (VH1)
Kimberly Leemans (America’s Next Top Model)
Sarah Hartshorne (America’s Next Top Model)
Leilene Ondrade (VH1)

Peter ‘Chewbacca’ Mayhew Joins Cast of Brimstone and The Borderhounds: The Animated Series

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Peter ‘Chewbacca’ Mayhew Joins Cast of Brimstone and The Borderhounds: The Animated Series

Pop Culture Icon Signs on to voice character for Brimstone and The Borderhounds: The Animated Series

New York, New York; March 8th, 2011 – New York lived up to its name as the city that never sleeps Tuesday evening as it played host to the infamous Hound Comics’ release party for its flagship brand, Brimstone and The Borderhounds issue number two.  The title turned heads in the months prior as the only independently owned and operated comic book company distributed in Barnes & Noble, the largest book retailer in the world!  Dual CEOs William ‘Brimstone’ Kucmierowski and Marcello Carnevali welcomed everyone to join them in celebrating the rapid growth of the corporation.  Guests were pampered with gourmet finger foods compliments of the hosting venue, Stone Creek Bar & Lounge.

It was almost too difficult to move around in the jam packed location where celebrity guests casually made themselves at home within the crowded room.  Cast members of the Borderhounds animated series were on hand including Claire Unabia (America’s Next Top Model), Darra ‘Like Dat’ Boyd (VH1), Low-Ki (Formally Kaval in WWE and Senshi in TNA) Jose Hernandez, Jr. (HBO’s Oz), and Eddie ‘Luscious’ Castillo.  MTV2 bombshell Desi Sanchez, boxer/prince Punchin’ Pat Nwamu, Peter Miller (The Irishman), Jason Cicardo (The Player – UPN), and Criss Angel’s producer, musician Micky James were a few of the celebs who dropped in to show love and support for everything Borderhounds.  Also in attendance were Dee Boyd and Damon Wong of Floating Pear Productions, the animation house behind the series.

Immediately following the presentation of the New York City premiere of Brimstone and The Borderhounds: The Animated Series; party goers were astonished at the announcement concerning the newest celebrity lending their voice to an already motley crew of cast members.  Webster’s definition describes a pop icon as, “A celebrity whose popularity remains constant or even increases as time goes by.”  It was revealed that the pop culture icon was none other than famed British actor, Peter Mayhew; better known across the galaxy as the legendary character Chewbacca of Star Wars.  Mayhew will provide the mysterious voice guiding the audience from episode to episode under the guise of “The Architect”.

“We are overjoyed and honored that such an iconic figure in entertainment has agreed to be a part of our project!” says Marcello Carnevali.  He continues with, “To work with someone of Peter’s quality on and off screen is truly a dream come true!”  “I have nothing but respect and admiration for Peter and his beautiful wife Angie!  I’m enamored that the Mayhew’s believe in me enough to attach themselves to a ‘Brimstone’ related project… it is beyond surreal.” says, Brimstone.

Hound Comics claims, “We have something for everyone – where else can you find a cast from such diverse walks of fame?”  America’s Next Top Model standouts, Claire Unabia, Sarah Hartshorne and Kimberly Leemans; VH1’s Darra ‘Like Dat’ Boyd and Leilene Ondrade; Jose Hernandez, Jr. of HBO’s Oz; SyFy’s Ghost Hunters International’s Robb Demarest; WWE Legends Brutus ‘The Barber’ Beefcake and Greg ‘The Hammer’ Valentine with former WWE/TNA superstar Kaval (Low-Ki); and Ron ‘Bumblefoot’ Thal of Guns N’ roses.  “The addition of Peter Mayhew wraps up a literal pop culture sandwich.  When I step back and look at the rapid growth of this monster – I’m literally speechless!” exclaims Brimstone

Another announcement from the Hound Comics team was the upcoming release of, “The BIG Book of Luscious Chicken” featuring the real Luscious, Eddie Castillo, which the character for the book is based on.  The live action cook book is the first project in the works in line with the plans to create a line of Borderhounds branded materials that will be available to fans.  “We are looking to run the gambit of utilizing our most popular characters to innovate new ways of promoting the brand as a whole.” says Brimstone who continues with, “Luscious being one of the most beloved characters in the fledgling universe; he gets to be the proverbial guinea pig in our plans to take the entertainment world by storm!”

Brim SigningEddie Castillo, Darra Boyd, Low-Ki, Claire Unabia, Marcello Carnevali, Brimstone, Jose Hernandez Jr, Dee Boyd and Damon WongMayhew character

Hound Comics Hits the Road

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Hound Comics Hits the Road

Brimstone and the Hound Comics creative team launch promotional tour in their own backyard

New York, New York; February 16th, 2011 – As Hound Comics gears up to embark on its 2011 promotional road trip; they decided to start things off with a little impromptu pre-tour signing in their own backyard.   On February 19th CEO’s William ‘Brimstone’ Kucmierowski and Marcello Carnevali will be autographing the ‘Brimstone and The Borderhounds’ comic book in the same location that the comic was originally announced a few years earlier; the New York Comic Book Marketplace.  “It’s very rewarding to finally make our way back to our hometown of the Big Apple where it all began.” says Carnevali.  Event organizer, Mike Carbonaro is ecstatic about the appearance; he states, “We are proud to have Brimstone as one of our celebrity guests.  People like him are what make our events SUPER!”  The Hounds will be appearing from 10am to 6pm at the Hotel Pennsylvania located at 401 Seventh Avenue, 18th Floor, NY, NY.  Admission is FREE and autographed copies of the comic will be available for a nominal fee.

All this comes just one week prior to the initial kick-off of Brimstone’s tour with the true kings of pop culture conventions, Wizard World Entertainment.  The Hound Comics creative team will be uniting at the Miami Airport Convention Center on February 26th and 27th to celebrate the World Premiere Sneak Peek of ‘Brimstone and The Borderhounds: The Animated Series’ at the Wizard World Miami Comic Book and Pop Culture convention.  Hound Comics, and their partners in the animated series Floating Pear Productions, are projecting that Borderhound fans will love the animated adaptation and are impatiently awaiting the highly anticipated sneak peek.  Attendees of the screening will receive a FREE Collector’s Edition Borderhounds Wristband by Bandeez (while supplies last).  If all of this wasn’t exciting enough; SGN Games will also be presenting the ‘first look’ at the long-awaited Borderhounds video game in development for the i-Products, Xbox LIVE and the Playstation Network.

The Hound Comics team is very happy with the success of Brimstone and The Borderhounds since it’s worldwide re-release early January.  “We certainly attribute a great portion of our recent success to our retail distributers Barnes & Noble and Amazon who’ve been an integral part of our marketing plan.” says Allen Chickering, Hound Comics CNO.  He continues, “We’ve been blessed that the title as a whole has managed to garner a vast range of media attention and has been met with extraordinary reviews!” The other factor in the success of Hound is our strategic partnership with the Toledo Group’s innovative comic book specific division.  “Nick and the staff at Toledo have truly helped us raise the bar of print quality that our fans have fallen in love with!” says Sajad Shah, Hound Comics co-founder and SVP.  Toledo’s Nick Sachs responds, “Comicbookprinting.com is excited to be included in the success of the Brimstone and the Borderhounds comic series.  As the leading printer of independent comics, we are pleased that Brimstone and his team trust our company to bring their visions to the comic community.”

Barnes & Noble is ‘Hound Bound’ with Brimstone and the Borderhounds

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Barnes & Noble is ‘Hound Bound’ with Brimstone and the Borderhounds

Brand new celebrity driven comic book hits national book store circuit 1/11/2011

New York, New York January 2011 — Hound Comics is proud to formally announce that its flagship brand, “Brimstone and The Borderhounds” will officially be on the shelves of Barnes & Noble and Book World retail stores nationwide on Tuesday, January 11th!  On this date, the brand new comic book will be available in bookstores as well as online worldwide via Amazon.com.

Hot off the official launch signing held at Borders Books & Music (October 2010 – Westbury, NY) this past fall, the “Hounds” are excited their fans will have full access to their latest endeavor.

“Brimstone and the Borderhounds” is a comic book based on the persona of professional wrestler, Brimstone; although the book itself has nothing to do with wrestling.  The universe surrounding the Borderhounds is a combined creation of lead writer Marcello Carnevali and Brimstone, with the artistic talents of Sajad Shah, Thiago Castro and Allen Chickering.  The book as a whole has garnered a wide range of media attention and extraordinary reviews.

What is so special about this you may ask?  The Hounds have made history by becoming one of the few, if not only; independent comic creators to have its title distributed by the self-proclaimed, “Largest Book Retailer in the World.”  Not since Image Comics took a stand in the direction of creator-owned licenses has an indie company declared war on the industry by shouting, “Hey! We are here and we aren’t going anywhere!”

Hound Comics is making a major impact and taking the comic industry by storm.  “We are truly looking to raise the bar in terms of quality from the storyline right down to the printing.  This is certainly not your average comic book, we guarantee more bang for your buck!” says Brimstone, lead character of The Borderhounds.

Considering all the ‘celebrity’ driven media and product these days, it seems rare to have a celeb at the helm that is actually 110% hands on.  That being said, William ‘Brimstone’ Kucmierowski is determined to chart a path to success for his crew that rivals their counterparts who’ve cornered the market for several years.  “We are not looking to take the place of the big boys, however we’d like to eventually be considered an equal or an accepted alternative to the ‘norm’.”

Brimstone and the entire Hound Comics creative team will be hitting the road in 2011 embarking on a promotional tour with the convention kings of comics and pop-culture, Wizard World Entertainment.  “Brim has had a very long and prosperous relationship with Wizard so it would seem only natural to align ourselves with them on such a vital tour.  Wizard conventions are one of the industries best resources to personally meet and acquire direct feedback from our fans,” says Carnevali.   The first appearance for the new year will take place in Miami on February 26-27 at the Miami Airport Convention Center where Hound Comics and Floating Pear Productions will offer an exclusive world premiere sneak peek at the title sequence for “Brimstone and The Borderhounds: The Animated Series” with theme music courtesy of Ron ‘Bumblefoot’ Thal of Guns N’ Roses.

One thing is for sure; progress.  A video game being published by SGN Games for future download on both the PS3 PlayStation Network and Xbox 360’s Xbox Live Marketplace, the ‘Brimstone’ action figure in production with Shocker Toys and animated series being produced by Floating Pear Productions.  These Hounds are obviously looking to play ball with the top dogs!