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Rogue Trooper Joins the Fight!

Following the success of Judge Dredd, IDW and Rebellion/2000 AD have expanded their thriving relationship with the addition of Rogue Trooper to their publishing slate! IDW will launch an all-new Rogue Trooper series in 2014, and also offer newly colored re-presentations of past Rogue Trooper comics, too.

Co-created by Gerry Finley-Day and renowned artist Dave Gibbons in 1981 for 2000 AD, Rogue Trooper became a showcase for some of Britain’s top artistic talent. In addition to Gibbons, Steve Dillon, Colin Wilson, Cam Kennedy, Bret Ewins, and Chris Weston have contributed art to the popular strip.

A future war has poisoned the entire atmosphere of Nu-Earth, prompting one side to create Genetic Infantrymen: blue-skinned soldiers who can breathe the toxic air, equipped with bio-chips to record their personalities in their final moments for eventual re-corporation. But a traitor sold the G.I.s out, and all but one were slaughtered. Now he stalks Nu-Earth on a mission of revenge, aided by his dead friends now “living” in his gun, helmet and backpack. He is the last G.I.—the Rogue Trooper!

Classic Rogue Trooper strips will be seen in a whole new light in full-color comics and collections with hues provided by colorist Adrian Salmon, best known for his work on Doctor Who and Judge Dredd. The all-new series in the offing will follow the tradition of IDW’s successful Judge Dredd series by Duane Swierczynski and Nelson Daniel. Creator names and details will follow at a later date.

With a rich history to build upon, IDW will add to the proven franchise, bringing Rogue Trooper into the 21st century for an all-new audience.

Bullet to the Head Opens With a Bullet to the Head

Bullet_to_the_Head_PosterBullet to the Headwhich opened this past weekend, was taken out behind theaters and shot opened with about $4.5 million despite being in 2,400 theaters. The weekend of the Super Bowl tends to be tough in movie theaters, but this Sly Stallone movie was an impressive stinker. The movie is the worst opening in over 2,000 locations so far this year.

Bullet to the Head‘s audience was 60 percent male and 81 percent over the age of 25, and they awarded the movie a poor “B-” CinemaScore. The movie averaged $1,872 per theater. We’ll quickly see theaters cutting screens with such a poor showing.

The movie is based on a French graphic novel written by Matz with art by Colin Wilson.  It was published in the U.S. by Dynamite. I had a feeling the movie would debut poorly as the hype from the comic publisher was none and buzz in generally in comic geekdom was non-existent.

There’s a chance the movie will do a little bit better next week as it’s targeted male audience heads to theaters post Super Bowl, but it’s not looking good. I’m pretty sure we can pronounce it D.O.A.

F.A.C.T.S 2012 Raises The Dead For Charity

There’s Zombie-guests galore at F.A.C.T.S. 2012 and it’s now also a Zombie-Comic! While the Mayan civilization has proclaimed 2012 to be the end of the world, F.A.C.T.S. found it appropriate to invite “zombie-guests” for October 20-21, 2012 and to celebrate the event even more F.A.C.T.S. has developed a Zombie-Comic with the help of the artists invited to the show!  You can check out more info at http://www.facts.be/dead-cold-exclusive-facts-2012-collector

Artists included are Sean Philips, Paul Duffield, Dean Yeagle, Colin Wilson, Tyler Kirkham, Lectrr, Romano Molenaar, Louis & Lamirand, XA, Emmanuel Nhieu, Popescu, Kristof Spaey and Sophian Cholet.

The cover will be provided by convention Guest Of Honor Charlie Adlard, who also provided an introduction as well as picked Greenpeace as beneficiary to the proceedings of this special edition, called “Dead Cold… zombie art”.

F.A.C.T.S Convention is the signature pop culture event of the Benelux, presenting guests and programming to cater for the top segments of the comics, anime, sci-fi, film, TV, and gaming industries.

Entering its 22th edition, F.A.C.T.S. is expected to draw over 21,000+ attendees to its October 21-22, 2012 convention held at the Gent Flanders Expo Convention Center located in Gent, Belgium.

The show will sport 3,000 extra meters compared to its last edition and will now have 15,000 square meters. FACTS will host over a mile of dealers of toys, comics, movie merchandise, fantasy merchandise, manga and will see 2,500+ cosplayers and a cosplay competition, life size props, model kit exhibitions, an entire fan-village, a Japanese Village, a huge game zone with dozens of consoles, as well as loads of surprises, to brighten up the already amazing venue!

For more information, please go to http://www.facts.be

Rocketeer Adventures Vol. 2 #1 Coming in March!

Official Press Release

ROCKETEER ADVENTURES Vol. 2 #1 Coming in March!

IDW to release second all-new anthology of Dave Stevens’ beloved character

[Rocketeer Adventures Vol. 2 #1 Cover]San Diego, CA (January 24, 2012) – The second all-new, all-fantastic Rocketeer Adventures series launches into stores in March! Each extra-long issue—boasting 25 pages of story and art— will feature covers by Darwyn Cooke and Dave Stevens. The first issue’s line-up includes Peter David, Marc Guggenheim, Sandy Plunkett, Stan Sakai, and Bill Sienkiewicz, with Arthur Adams supplying a pin-up.

The Rocketeer takes us back to another time,” said series editor Scott Dunbier, “one stuffed to the brim with heroism and thrilling adventures. Some might call these stories old-fashioned—and what’s wrong with that?”

Other contributors to the series include Kyle Baker, J. Scott Campbell, Eric Canete, Paul Dini, Michael Golden, Dave Johnson, David Lapham, John Paul Leon, Bill Morrison, Louise Simonson, Walter Simonson, Chris Sprouse, Tom Taylor, Matt Wagner, Colin Wilson, and more. Rocketeer Adventures is in the current issue of Diamond Previews.

As with the first series, a portion of the profits from Rocketeer Adventures will be donated to the Hairy Cell Leukemia research. Dave Stevens, the creator of The Rocketeer, died of the disease in 2008 at the age of 52.

ROCKETEER ADVENTURES VOL. 2 #1 ($3.99, 32 pages; full color) will be available in March 2012. Diamond order code: JAN12 0408.

Visit IDWPublishing.com to sign up for updates and learn more about the company and its top-selling books.

About IDW Publishing
IDW is an award-winning publisher of comic books, graphic novels and trade paperbacks, based in San Diego, California. Renowned for its diverse catalog of licensed and independent titles, IDW publishes some of the most successful and popular titles in the industry, including: Hasbro’s The TRANSFORMERS and G.I. JOE, Paramount’s Star Trek; HBO’s True Blood; the BBC’s DOCTOR WHO; Toho’s Godzilla; and comics and trade collections based on novels by worldwide bestselling author, James Patterson. IDW is also home to the Library of American Comics imprint, which publishes classic comic reprints; Yoe! Books, a partnership with Yoe! Studio.

IDW’s original horror series, 30 Days of Night, was launched as a major motion picture in October 2007 by Sony Pictures and was the #1 film in its first week of release. More information about the company can be found at IDWPublishing.com.

Your First Look at Moon Knight #3!

Official Press Release

Your First Look at MOON KNIGHT #3!

Marvel is pleased to present you first look at Moon Knight #3, from the Eisner-Award winning team of Brian Michael Bendis and Alex Maleev! If you thought you had Marc Spector all figured out, guess again! The chess pieces of the Los Angeles underground continue to move as Moon Knight gets closer and closer to finding out the city’s true kingpin of crime. But could an intervention from Bullseye throw a wrench in Spector’s plans? Has Marvel’s deadliest assassin returned from the grave, and if so why is he hunting Marc’s closest ally? Find out this July, in Moon Knight #3!

MOON KNIGHT #3 (MAY110670)
MOON KNIGHT #3 I AM CAPTAIN AMERICA WILSON VARIANT (MAY110671)
Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS
Pencils and Cover by ALEX MALEEV
I Am Captain America Variant Cover by COLIN WILSON
Parental Advisory…$3.99
FOC—6/13/11, On Sale—7/20/11

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Marvel Unveils I Am Captain America Variants

Official Press Release

Marvel Unveils I AM CAPTAIN AMERICA Variants

This June and July, celebrate the release of Marvel Studios’ anticipated summer blockbuster Captain America: The First Avenger with the I Am Captain America series of variant covers! Featuring all-new artwork from a superstar cast of comics’ greatest creators – including Marvel’s own Chief Creative Officer, Joe Quesada, Marko Djurdjevic, Alex Maleev, Skottie Young, and Ed McGuiness! These I Am Captain America variant covers honor real world American heroes of every creed and calling that would be sure to make Steve Rogers himself proud.

Marvel urges retailers to check their orders on these hotly anticipated variant covers as Captain America continues to generate major mainstream interest in the months to come. No fan will want to miss the chance to see the First Avenger in a whole new light when Marvel shouts “I Am Captain America” this June!

CAPTAIN AMERICA #619 (APR110577)
CAPTAIN AMERICA #619 I AM CAPTAIN AMERICA VARIANT (APR110578)
Written by ED BRUBAKER
Pencils by BUTCH GUICE & CHRIS SAMNEE
Cover by MARKO DJURDJEVIC
I AM CAPTAIN AMERICA Variant by GERALD PAREL
Rated T+ …$3.99
FOC – 5/30/11, On-Sale – 6/22/11

DEADPOOL #39 (APR110634)
DEADPOOL #39 I AM CAPTAIN AMERICA VARIANT (APR110635)
Written by DANIEL WAY
Penciled by BONG DAZO
Covers by DAVE JOHNSON
I AM CAPTAIN AMERICA Variant by MARKO DJURDJEVIC
Parental Advisory …$2.99
FOC – 5/30/11, On-Sale – 6/22/11

FF #5 (APR110612)
FF #5 I AM CAPTAIN AMERICA VARIANT (APR110613)
Written by JONATHAN HICKMAN
Penciled by BARRY KITSON
Cover by MARK BAGLEY
I AM CAPTAIN AMERICA Variant by SKOTTIE YOUNG
Rated A …$2.99
FOC – 5/30/11, On-Sale – 6/22/11

SECRET AVENGERS #14 (APR110549)
SECRET AVENGERS #14 I AM CAPTAIN AMERICA VARIANT (APR110550)
Written by NICK SPENCER
Penciled by SCOT EATON
Cover by ADI GRANOV
I AM CAPTAIN AMERICA Variant by MIKE PERKINS
Rated T+ …$3.99
FOC – 5/30/11, On-Sale – 6/22/11

THE MIGHTY THOR #3 (APR110584)
THE MIGHTY THOR #3 I AM CAPTAIN AMERICA VARIANT (APR110585)
Written by MATT FRACTION
Pencils & Cover by OLIVIER COIPEL
I AM CAPTAIN AMERICA Variant by ALEX MALEEV
Rated T+ …$3.99
FOC – 5/30/11, On-Sale – 6/22/11

VENOM #4 (APR110600)
VENOM #4 I AM CAPTAIN AMERICA VARIANT (APR110601)
Written by RICK REMENDER
Pencils by TONY MOORE
Cover by MIKE McKONE
I AM CAPTAIN AMERICA Variant by MIKE DEL MUNDO
Rated T+ …$2.99
FOC – 5/30/11, On-Sale – 6/22/11

UNCANNY X-MEN #539 (APR110637)
UNCANNY X-MEN #539 I AM CAPTAIN AMERICA VARIANT (APR110638)
Written by KIERON GILLEN
Penciled by IBRAIM ROBERSON
Cover by SIMONE BIANCHI
I AM CAPTAIN AMERICA Variant by DAVE JOHNSON
Rated T+ …$3.99
FOC – 6/6/11, On-Sale – 6/29/11

WOLVERINE:THE BEST THERE IS #7 (APR110647)
WOLVERINE:THE BEST THERE IS #7 I AM CAPTAIN AMERICA VARIANT (APR110648)
Written by CHARLIE HUSTON
Penciled by JUAN JOSE RYP
Cover by BRYAN HITCH
I AM CAPTAIN AMERICA Variant by MICHAEL KALUTA
Parental Advisory …$3.99
FOC – 6/6/11, On-Sale – 6/29/11

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #665 (MAY110628)
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #665 I AM CAPTAIN AMERICA VARIANT (MAY110629)
Written by DAN SLOTT
Penciled by RYAN STEGMAN & GIUSEPPE CAMMUNCOLLI
Cover by Paolo Rivera
I AM CAPTAIN AMERICA Variant by MICHAEL LARK
Rated A …$3.99
FOC – 6/13/11, On-Sale – 7/6/11

HULK #36 (MAY110645)
HULK #36 I AM CAPTAIN AMERICA VARIANT (MAY110646)
Written by JEFF PARKER
Pencils & Cover by PATRICK ZIRCHER
I AM CAPTAIN AMERICA Variant by DAVID MACK
Rated T+ …$2.99
FOC – 6/13/11, On-Sale – 7/6/11

MOON KNIGHT #3 (MAY110670)
MOON KNIGHT #3 I AM CAPTAIN AMERICA VARIANT (MAY110671)
Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS
Pencils & Cover by ALEX MALEEV
I AM CAPTAIN AMERICA Variant by COLIN WILSON
Parental Advisory …$3.99
FOC – 6/13/11, On-Sale – 7/6/11

X-MEN #14 (MAY110694)
X-MEN #14 I AM CAPTAIN AMERICA VARIANT (MAY110696)
Written by CHRISTOPHER YOST
Penciled by PACO MEDINA & DALIBOR TALIJIC
Covers by ED McGUINESS
I AM CAPTAIN AMERICA Variant BY GREG HORN
Rated T+ …$3.99
FOC – 6/13/11, On-Sale – 7/6/11

INCREDIBLE HULKS #632 (MAY110641)
INCREDIBLE HULKS #632 I AM CAPTAIN AMERICA VARIANT (MAY110642)
Written by GREG PAK
Pencils & Covers by PAUL PELLETIER
I AM CAPTAIN AMERICA Variant by BOBBY RUBIO
Rated A …$2.99
FOC – 6/20/11, On-Sale – 7/13/11

IRON MAN 2.0 #7 (MAY110585)
IRON MAN 2.0 #7 I AM CAPTAIN AMERICA VARIANT (MAY110586)
Written by NICK SPENCER
Art & Cover by ARIEL OLIVETTI
I AM CAPTAIN AMERICA Variant by RODIN ESQUEJO
Rated T+ …$2.99
FOC – 6/20/11, On-Sale – 7/13/11

NEW MUTANTS #27 (MAY110688)
NEW MUTANTS #27 I AM CAPTAIN AMERICA VARIANT (MAY110689)
Written by DAN ABNETT & ANDY LANNING
Pencils by LEO FERNANDEZ
Cover by MARKO DJURDJEVIC
I AM CAPTAIN AMERICA Variant by AUSTIN MADISON
Rated T+ …$2.99
FOC – 6/20/11, On-Sale – 7/13/11

WOLVERINE #12 (MAY110682)
WOLVERINE #12 I AM CAPTAIN AMERICA VARIANT (MAY110683)
Written by JASON AARON
Penciled by RENATO GUEDES
Cover by JAE LEE
I AM CAPTAIN AMERICA Variant by JOE QUESADA
Parental Advisory …$3.99
FOC – 6/20/11, On-Sale – 7/13/11

X-FACTOR #222 (MAY110699)
X-FACTOR #222 I AM CAPTAIN AMERICA VARIANT (MAY110700)
Written by PETER DAVID
Penciled by EMANUELA LUPACCHINO
Cover by DAVID YARDIN
I AM CAPTAIN AMERICA Variant by LARRY STROMAN
Rated T+ …$2.99
FOC – 6/20/11, On-Sale – 7/13/11

ASTONISHING X-MEN #40 (MAY110673)
ASTONISHING X-MEN #40 I AM CAPTAIN AMERICA VARIANT (MAY110674)
Written by CHRISTOS GAGE
Penciled by JUAN BOBILLO
Cover by SALVADOR LARROCA
I AM CAPTAIN AMERICA Variant by ED McGUINNESS
Rated T+ …$3.99
FOC – 7/4/11, On-Sale – 7/27/11

SECRET WARRIORS #28 (MAY110666)
SECRET WARRIORS #28 I AM CAPTAIN AMERICA VARIANT (MAY110667)
Written by JONATHAN HICKMAN
Penciled by ALESSANDRO VITTI
Cover by PAUL RENAUD
I AM CAPTAIN AMERICA Variant by JOHN TYLER CHRISTOPHER
Rated T+ …$2.99
FOC – 7/4/11, On-Sale – 7/27/11

UNCANNY X-FORCE #12 (MAY110691)
UNCANNY X-FORCE #12 I AM CAPTAIN AMERICA VARIANT (MAY110693)
Written by RICK REMENDER
Penciled by MARK BROOKS
Cover by ESAD RIBIC
I AM CAPTAIN AMERICA Variant by CHRIS STEVENS
Parental Advisory …$3.99
FOC – 7/4/11, On-Sale – 7/27/11

I am Cap Secret Avengers #14I am Cap Moon Knight #3I am Cap Mighty Thor #3I am Cap Hulk #36I am Cap FF #5I am Cap Deadpool #39I am Cap Amazing Spider-Man #665I am Cap Wolverine: Best There Is #7I am Cap Venom #4I am Cap Uncanny X-Men #539I am Cap Secret Warriors #28