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Bad Medicine by Nunzio DeFilippis, Christina Weir, and Christopher Mitten Heads to NBC

NBC is developing a drama based on the comic Bad Medicine by Nunzio DeFilippis, Christina Weir, and artist Christopher Mitten. The project is being developed by Mark Kruger, David Janollari, T.G.I.M. Films, and Universal TV.

Pulled out of exile from a dark corner of the world, renowned-surgeon-turned-fringemedicine- eccentric Doctor Randal Horne must return to New York City to investigate a tragic research lab accident that’s left one man dead, and inexplicably headless. Now with the help of a distrusting NYPD detective and a team of doctors from the CDC, Horne must diagnose this and other seemingly unexplainable medical phenomenon in a world where the line between medical science and science fiction is blurry at best.

The comic series was released by Oni Press in 2012 and was a release by the publisher for that year’s Free Comic Book Day.

(via Deadline)

Preview – Bad Medicine Vol. 1

 BAD MEDICINE Vol. 1

Writers: Nunzio DeFilippis & Christina Weir
Artist: Christopher Mitten
Colorist: Bill Crabtree
Format: Standard, Full Color
Page Count: 120
Price: $19.99
Genre: Suspense / Horror
Age Rating: Mature Themes
ISBN: 978-1-62010-081-3
Diamond Code: NOV121263
Release Date: January 30th, 2013

Pulled out of exile from a dark corner of the world, renowned-surgeon-turned-fringemedicine- eccentric Doctor Randal Horne must return to New York City to investigate a tragic research lab accident that’s left one man dead, and inexplicably headless. Now with the help of a distrusting NYPD detective and a team of doctors from the CDC, Horne must diagnose this and other seemingly unexplainable medical phenomenon in a world where the line between medical science and science fiction is blurry at best.

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Preview – Bad Medicine #5

Bad Medicine #5

Writers: Nunzio DeFilippis and Christina Weir
Artist: Christopher Mitten
Colorist: Bill Crabtree
Format:  Standard, Full Color
Price: $3.99
Genre: Suspense / Horror
Age Rating: Teen
Release Date: September 12th

“Killing Moon” Part 3 (of 3) Doctor Randal Horne and Detective Joely Huffman race to solve Deer Falls’ werewolf problem before anyone else gets hurt. But are the citizens of Deer Falls with them or against them?

Preview – Bad Medicine #3

Bad Medicine #3

Writers: Nunzio DeFilippis and Christina Weir
Artist: Christopher Mitten
Colorist: Bill Crabtree
Format:  Standard, Full Color
Page Count: 32
Price: $3.99
Genre: Suspense / Horror
Age Rating:   Teen
UPC:  649856 00037 8 00311
Diamond Code:
Release Date: July 11th, 2012

“Killing Moon” Part 1 (of 3) When a bizarre attack rocks a small New England town, Doctor Randal Horne, Detective Joely Huffman, and their special team at the CDC are dispatched to Deer Falls, ME to investigate the condition plaguing the attacker!

Preview – Bad Medicine #2

BAD MEDICINE #2

Writers: Nunzio DeFilippis and Christina Weir
Artist: Christopher Mitten
Format:  Standard, Full Color
Page Count: 32
Price: $3.99
Genre: Suspense / Horror
Age Rating:   T – Teen Audiences
UPC:  649856 00037 8 00211
Diamond Code: APR121180

RELEASE DATE: June 13th, 2012

“Unseen” Part 2 (of 2) As disgraced surgeon Randal Horne and NYPD officer Joely Huffman pursue an invisible man on the run for murder, forces in the US Government intervene with their own plans for the unseeable man and his scientific breakthrough. But does either party really know what they’re dealing with?

Preview – Bad Medicine #1

BAD MEDICINE #1

 Writers: Nunzio DeFilippis and Christina Weir
Artist: Christopher Mitten
Format:  Standard, Full Color
Page Count: 32
Price: $3.99
Genre: Suspense / Horror
Age Rating:   T – Teen Audiences
UPC:  649856 00037 8 00121
Diamond Code: APR121179

RELEASE DATE: June 13th, 2012

“Unseen” Part 1 (of 2) Pulled out of exile from a dark corner of the world, renowned-surgeon-turned-fringe-medicine-eccentric Doctor Randal Horne must return to New York City to investigate a tragic research lab accident that’s left one man dead, and inexplicably headless. Now with the help of a distrusting NYPD detective he must diagnose whether this strange case was truly a random act of misfortune or the first calculated move by an invisible psychotic murderer.

Amy Devlin And Rascal Raccoon The Latest Oni Press Characters Jumping From Page To Screen

AMY DEVLIN AND RASCAL RACCOON THE LATEST ONI PRESS CHARACTERS JUMPING FROM PAGE TO SCREEN

Oni Press is excited to announce that two more of their comic books have been set-up for adaptations for television and motion pictures. The Amy Devlin Mysteries series of graphic novels is in development at the E! Network as part of their inaugural slate of original script-driven programming, while the original graphic novel Rascal Raccoon’s Raging Revenge has been optioned by Warner Bros. as a special effects-driven comedy helmed by the director of A Very Harold and Kumar Christmas. Both properties have Oni Press’ sister company, Closed on Mondays, attached as producers.

“We’re extremely pleased with how things are coming together for both of these books,” said Oni Press publisher Joe Nozemack. “They both represent the varied creative philosophy behind the Oni Press publishing line: unique, creator-driven projects representing the best in genre fiction.” Nozemack was co-producer on Scott Pilgrim vs. the World and is actively involved inthe adaptations of Oni Press titles.

The Amy Devlin Mysteries books are written by Nunzio DeFilippis and Christina Weir, veteran television writers with credits on a wide variety of shows, including Kim Possible and Arli$$. They are also known for having worked with actress Rashida Jones to bring her story Frenemy of the State to comics. Art for the Amy Devlin books has been by Christopher Mitten and the team of Dove McHargue and Kate Kasenow.

The series was announced as being in development with the E! Network as E! makes its move into creating original scripted content. The series, which features twenty-somethingdetective Amy Devlin in a new take on the crime-scene procedural, is being spearheaded by writer/director Daniel Barnz, whose film Won’t Back Down is due in theaters in September. Barnz will executive produce with Closed on Mondays’ Eric Gitter and Andy Bourne.

Gitter is also on the production team for Rascal Raccoon’s Raging Revenge, along with Closed on Mondays’ Noah Greenshner. The parody of classic animation is heading to Warner Bros., the pioneering studio behind many of the cartoons that inspired writer Brendan Hay and artist Justin Wagner to create the comedy graphic novel. Hay has previously written for The Simpsons, Robot Chicken, and The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. Closed on Mondays is partnering with Ken Franchi and Todd Strauss-Schulson of Ulterior Productions. Writer Matt Fogel is attached to craft the screenplay, and Strauss-Schulson, who previously lensed A Very Harold and Kumar Christmas, will direct. The story of an animated raccoon whose life is turned upside down when he finally succeeds in killing his cartoon nemesis will be a combination of live-action and CGI.

“Both Amy Devlin and Rascal Raccoon are books that Oni Press is extremely proud of’” Nozemack concluded. “These new ventures will introduce a fresh audience to the material, while also giving the books’ fans a new way of looking at the stories they already love. We couldn’t be happier with the partners we’ve made and the possibilities going forward.”

Oni Press at Emerald City Comicon 2012!

Join comic industry darling Oni Press at this years Emerald City Comicon, featuring the con premier of THE AVALON CHRONICLES, SHARKNIFE ZZ, and THE SECRET HISTORY OF DB COOPER. Be sure to stop by Oni Press Booth #802 and say ‘hi’ to: Brian Churrila, Christina Weir & Nunzio DeFilippis, Joshua Williamson & Vinny Navarrete, Brenday Hay, Lars Brown, Jarrett Williams, and special guest Bryan Lee O’Malley!

On Friday night at 7pm in Room 2AB, check out the all late night talk show turned comicon panel: The Not So Late Late Show with Oni Press. Hosted by Oni Press marketing director, Cory Casoni, the shows guests include: Scott Pilgrim creators Bryan Lee O’Malley, the team behind Tiny Kitten Teeth Becky and Frank, with Joelle Jones giving lessons in fake baking, and musical guest Delta!Bravo.

And don’t miss Saturday afternoon’s panel at 3pm in Room 3AB, Oni Press: Revolutionizing Comics, where we’ll run through the upcoming books for 2012 and beyond with creators Corey “The Reyyy” Lewis, Brian Churilla, and writing team Nunzio DeFilippis and Christina Weir. It’s guaranteed by our totally biased staff to be the second best time you’ve ever had at a panel, right behind the Not So Late Late Show with Oni Press ;)

Signing Schedule & Panel info Below:

 

Friday

3:00 – 3:45

Brian Churilla

Josh & Vinny

Jarrett Williams

4:00 – 4:45

Bryan Lee O’Malley

5:00 – 5:45

Brian Churilla

Nunzio & Christina

Josh & Vinny

Lars Brown

6:00 – 6:45

Brian Churilla

Nunzio & Christina

Josh & Vinny

Brendan Hay

7:00 – 7:45

Saturday

11:00 – 11:45

Brian Churilla

Nunzio & Christina

Josh & Vinny

Lars Brown

Josh & Vinny

12:00 – 12:45

Brian Churilla

Nunzio & Christina

Brendan Hay

1:00 – 1:45

Bryan Lee O’Malley

2:00 – 2:45

Brian Churilla

Nunzio & Christina

Josh & Vinny

Jarrett Williams45

4:00 – 4:45

Brian Churilla

Nunzio & Christina

Josh & Vinny

Brendan Hay

5:00 – 5:45

Bryan Lee O’Malley

6:00 – 6:45

Brian Churilla

Nunzio & Christina

Josh & Vinny

Jarrett Williams

 

Sunday

11:00 – 11:45

Brian Churilla

Nunzio & Christina

Josh & Vinny

Jarrett Williams

12:00 – 12:45

Brian Churilla

Nunzio & Christina

Josh & Vinny

Lars Brown

1:00 – 1:45

Brian Churilla

Nunzio & Christina

Josh & Vinny

Lars Brown

2:00 – 2:45

Brian Churilla

Nunzio & Christina

Josh & Vinny

Lars Brown

3:00 – 3:45

Bryan Lee O’Malley

4:00 – 4:45

Brian Churilla

Josh & Vinny

Jarrett Williams


Panel Info

The Not So Late Late Show with Oni Press
Room: 2AB
Time: Friday, 7:00 – 8:00

Join Oni Press’ marketing guru Cory Casoni for an exciting new adventure in comicon programming: a live comic book talk show! It’s just like the gabfests you see on TV, but with people talking about nerdy stuff you actually love! Cory’s guests at this inaugural event include Scott Pilgrim creator Bryan Lee O’Malley and the creative team behind Tiny Kitten Teeth, Becky and Frank. Featuring fake baking with House of Night artist Joëlle Jones, special musical guestDelta!Bravo, and a whole lot of comedy… some of it intentional.

 

Oni Press: Revolutionizing Comics
Room: 3AB
Time: Saturday 3:00 – 4:00

There’s a revolution going on over at Oni Press and you can get in on the action. Stop by and get the scoop on all the awesome new projects coming down the pipeline from comics’ leading independent publisher. Participate in the industry’s only interactive panel with the creators themselves: Brian Churilla (The Secret History of D.B. Cooper), Corey “The Reyyyy” Lewis (Sharknife), Nunzio DeFilippis and Christina Weir (Avalon Chronicles, Bad Medicine). Hear the latest news, see sneak previews, chat with your favorite creators, and grab yourself some free comics!

Oni Press Continues Its Tradition Of Releasing Issue #1 On FCBD With Bad Medicine

Official Press Release

ONI PRESS CONTINUES ITS TRADITION OF RELEASING ISSUE #1 ON FCBD WITH BAD MEDICINE

On Saturday May 5, 2012, Free Comic Book Day (FCBD) will be returning for its tenth year running, and Oni Press is proud to have been a participant since its inception. This year, Oni Press is pleased to have been selected as both a Gold and Silver sponsor. Oni will be continuing its tradition of launching a brand new series with an issue #1, and with bringing family friendly comics to kids of all ages!

In keeping with their tradition of launching a brand new series on FCBD, Oni Press is giving away issue #1 of their new ongoing series Bad Medicine. Written by Nunzio DeFilippis and Christina Weir (New X-Men: Academy X, Batman Confidential) and artist Christopher Mitten (Wasteland, Criminal Macabre), Bad Medicine is a full color comic book about a doctor working on the fringes of the medical industry. When unexplainable illnesses strike and regular medical procedures can’t handle the treatment, Dr. Randal Horne is called in to take over.

Oni Press will be releasing issue #1 as a freebie for Free Comic Book Day, and then offering the second issue of the monthly series—alongside a retail version of #1— the following month. Both will go on sale June 13.

“This is not a zero issue, it’s not a preview or an advanced look, this is the actual issue #1 of Bad Medicine. This follows the model that we used to launch The Sixth Gun two years ago and Spontaneous last year,” Oni marketing director Cory Casoni explained. “At Oni Press, we believe that Free Comic Book Day is about Free Comics! By launching a brand new series on FCBD, we’re creating a no-risk situation for new readers to try out a new monthly comic book, and the best part is, they only have to wait a few weeks to read the next installment! For those who miss Bad Medicine #1 on Free Comic Book Day but hear from their friends how awesome the series is, they get a second chance to start from the beginning when we issue a re-release of Bad Medicine #1 on the same day Bad Medicine #2 is released in June!”

For the next generation of comic readers and the kids at heart, Oni Press is pleased to present a younger reader title, suitable for all ages, with Yo Gabba Gabba! Based on the popular Nickelodeon television show created by W!ldbrain, this 32-page, full-color comic book offers a sample of stories featured in the Oni Press hardcover anthology Yo Gabba Gabba! Comic Book Time. Oni will also be offering discounted pricing on the anthology so that retailers and fans who really love the Yo Gabba Gabba Free Comic Book Day sampler can take pickup the Yo Gabba Gabba! Comic Book Time hardcover!

Creators featured in this sample include: Michael Allred, Jamie S. Rich, Jarrett Williams, Kali Fontecchio, Frank Pittarese, Evan Dorkin, and Sarah Dyer. The entire Gabbaland gang is featured: Muno, Brobee, Foofa, Toodee, Plex, and the ever-awesome DJ Lance Rock. There is also an extra-special Super Martian Robot Girl adventure by Dorkin and Dyer.

Yo Gabba Gabba! is one of the select “Gold Titles” being offered for Free Comic Book Day. The Gold Titles are the most widely distributed of the giveaways and appear in every participating comic book shop world wide.

Fans can read previews of both comics at the Free Comic Book Day Website:

Yo Gabba Gabba! – http://www.freecomicbookday.com/CatalogImages/STK_IMAGES_PDF/STK440001-460000/STK459877.pdf

Bad Medicine #1 – http://www.freecomicbookday.com/CatalogImages/STK_IMAGES_PDF/STK440001-460000/STK459883.pdf

Free Comic Book Day is an international happening in which comic book and specialty shops around the world give away select comic books at no cost to any customer, new or old, that comes through their doors. Every major publisher has titles available on Free Comic Book Day, making for a massive celebration of the sequential art form. Past entries from Oni Press have included Scott Pilgrim, Hopeless Savages, and The Sixth Gun.

Retailers interested in Free Comic Book Day can order all available titles through Diamond Comics Distributors. For more information on the event itself, visit http://freecomicbookday.com.

PLAY BALL HITS A HOME RUN AT ONI PRESS

PLAY BALL HITS A HOME RUN AT ONI PRESS

This April, Oni Press is ready to take to the field with their latest original graphic novel, Play Ball. From the acclaimed writing team of Nunzio DeFilippis and Christina Weir (The Avalon Chronicles, Amazing Agent Luna) and drawn by newcomer Jackie Lewis, Play Ball is an inspiring coming-of-age sports story that will appeal to dreamers of all ages.

Dashiell Brody is a teenaged girl who has grown up loving America’s national pastime, baseball. Dashiell has recently moved with her mother and sister to a new town, and that means a new school and new opportunities. Rather than get stuck playing on the girl’s softball team, Dashiell wants to play for the school’s championship baseball team—only the boys aren’t quite ready for this speedy shortstop. When Dashiell tries out for the main team, there is resistance, but she sticks to her guns and earns a chance to prove herself on the field.

“Having someone stand in your way when there is something you really want is a universal experience,” explained Weir. “It happens to all of us. For girls, there can be the added obstacle that someone might want to stop you just because you weren’t born a boy. Team sports is one place where this can still be quite common. Every kid wants to play on a team, and every kid wants to be on the best team—and that should be regardless of gender.”

“The sports genre is one of the best places to tell classic underdog stories,” DeFilippis added. “The fun thing about Play Ball is that we’re turning that on its head a little bit. Dashiell is considered the underdog, but she’s actually the best player on the team. She just needs a chance to prove it. Put her on the field, and, boy, watch out.”

While DeFilippis and Weir are veterans in the comics and television industry–they’ve previously written for HBO, Disney Channel, Marvel Comics, and DC Comics, as well as a several creator-owned books for Oni Press—Play Ball’s artist, Jackie Lewis, is new to the industry. She is a graduate of the prestigious comics program at the Savannah College of Art and Design.

“Up until recently, many considered comics to be an all-boy’s club,” said editor Jill Beaton, “but Jackie is part of a burgeoning generation of female cartoonists that is changing all that. It only made sense that we would have a woman join us for Play Ball. She brings a special passion to the project, and her wonderful artwork really makes the action on the diamond come alive.”

In addition to drama on the field, Play Ball features plenty of drama off of it, as well. “Dashiell has to contend with many different challenges,” DeFilippis continued, “it’s not just about batting averages. She has to deal with her father living far away, which is particularly hard for her since he’s the one who taught her about baseball. Dashiell has to get along with her sister, who ends up dating one of the guys on the team. She also has to make new friends at her new school, which isn’t always going to be easy. When you rock the boat, you risk knocking others overboard.”

“It was important to us that the book is not about the games,” Weir concluded. “We wanted to show what it’s like to have a driving passion and how you balance that with all aspects of growing up and getting along. It’s all about team work, in uniform and out of it.”

Play Ball is a 144-page, black-and-white graphic novel, 6” x 9” hardcover, coming in April 2012. The book retails for $19.99.

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