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Hero Paul Atreides Comes Life in a New Detailed Statue

Dark Horse Direct, in partnership with Legendary Entertainment, has announced the Dune: Paul Atreides Statue! Poised for action, Paul wields his sacred crysknife, ready to defend his honor and his people. Inspired by Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures’ highly anticipated epic action-adventure film Dune from Academy AwardÒ-nominated filmmaker Denis Villeneuve, based on the acclaimed novel by science fiction author Frank Herbert, this statue will have you ready to fight alongside the Fremen because: “only together can we stand a chance.”

Measuring 9 inches tall by 9.2 inches wide, this highly-detailed statue is meticulously sculpted and painted by the artists at Gentle Giant Studios. Featuring the intricate likeness of Dune actor Timothée Chalamet as Paul Atreides in stillsuit, none stand a chance against the combat agility of the young hero. And none can resist the draw of this outstanding statue.

Limited to an edition size of 500, pre-order yours today to prepare for the coming crusade at Direct.Darkhorse.com for $219.99.

The Giant Sandworm Arrives at Dark Horse Direct

Dark Horse Direct, in partnership with Legendary Entertainment, presents the Dune: Sandworm Bookends! Based on the giant sandworms from the highly anticipated new film of the iconic science-fiction epic, Dune, these bookends will have you watching your walking pattern over the sands of Arrakis.

Each half measuring 8.5” tall by 8” wide by 6.5” deep, the highly detailed bookend set is meticulously sculpted and hand-painted to showcase the fearsome sandworm erupting out of the sands, ready to defend the most precious resource in existence.

Made from polyresin, the Dune: Sandworm Bookends will be limited to only 2000 copies and can be pre-ordered now from Direct.DarkHorse.com for $149.99 while supplies last.

Tokyo Ghost Gets Adapted by Legendary with Cary Fukunaga Directing

From comic page to big screen, Tokyo Ghost is being adapted into a film with Cary Fukunaga directing. Fukunaga is the director behind the eagerly awaited James Bond entry, No Time to Die. Legendary Entertainment is the studio developing the film.

Based on the comic series by writer Rick Remender artist, Sean Gordon Murphy, letterer Rus Wooton, and colorist Matt Hollingsworth the comic series was published by Image Comics. Remender will pen the film project.

Tokyo Ghost is set in 2089 when humanity has become addicted to technology. It’s a way to escape reality. Two peacekeepers are given a job that takes them to the tech-free nation of Tokyo, the last tech-free country on Earth.

Tokyo Ghost was originally released in 2015 and lasted ten issues. The 10 issues were then released in two volumes as well as a deluxe edition featuring all ten issues.

Tokyo Ghost

Toy Fair 2019: Legendary Entertainment and Well Played Toys Team up for Lost in Space Toys

You’ll get your chance to get Lost in Space as the latest take on the series is coming to toys. Legendary Entertainment is partnering with Well Played Toys for toys based on the Netflix series.

Legendary and Well Played toys will launch a full line of action figures, construction, RC vehicles and role-play items inspired by the science fiction reboot. Well Played Toys has also strategically partnered with Synthesis Entertainment to bring back retro collectibles from the classic 1960s television series created by Irwin Allen.

The toys will launch in Fall 2019.

Brian K. Vaughan Signs a Deal with Legendary Entertainment

Comic book, television, and film writer Brian K. Vaughan has signed a three year overall deal with Legendary Entertainment. This is the first of this sort of deal for Vaughan and plays to Legendary’s finders in television, movies, as well as comics.

Legendary will adapt some of Vaughan’s creator-owned comics as well as exclusive original projects developed by Vaughan.

Vaughan is a celebrated comic creator and created or co-created such series as Saga, Paper Girls, Ex Machina, Barrier, and We Stand on Guard.

Currently, his classic Y: The Last Man is being adapted by FX and Marvel’s Runaways, which he created, will see its second season soon debut on Hulu. Vaughan also was one of the writers for Lost and developed Stephen King’s Under the Dome for CBS.

Oni Press, Pamela Ribon and Cat Farris’ My Boyfriend is a Bear is Optioned by Legendary Entertainment

Oni Press and Oni Entertainment have announced that My Boyfriend is a Bear by Pamela Ribon and Cat Farris has been optioned by Legendary Entertainment. Oni Entertainment will executive produce alongside writer Pamela Ribon and Alex Hertzberg, with illustrator Cat Farris to co-produce. Pamela is also attached as screenwriter.

My Boyfriend is a Bear is an absurdist, modern romance story that follows Nora, who—after a succession of terrible boyfriends finds—true love with the most unexpected of suitors: a 500-pound American Black Bear. They’ll soon discover that hipster neighbors, judgmental friends, and Bear’s impending need for hibernation will put their relationship to the ultimate test.

Oni Entertainment is the film/TV division of Oni Press representing its diverse line of original comics and graphic novels in collaboration with, and for, its creators.

Around the Tubes

It’s new comic book day! What’s everyone excited for this week? While you decide, here’s some comic book news and reviews from around the web.

Around the Tubes

Panels – Out with a BOOM!: An Overview of Queer Comics 2015 – An interesting overview.

ICv2 – Game Store Chain Coming to U.S. – This could be interesting.

Panels – Comic Book Suggestions for Emma Watson’s Feminist Book Group – Some great suggestions here.

CBR – Chinese Conglomerate Buys Legendary Entertainment – But what does this mean for Pacific Rim 2!?

Panels – Off-Panel: The 50 Best Comics Covers of 2015 – What are your favorite covers?


Around the Tubes Reviews

Talking Comics – Doctor Crowe #1

Alaska Dispatch – My Degeneration: A Journey Through Parkinson’s

IDW Statement Regarding Bob Schreck

Official Press Release

IDW Statement Regarding Bob Schreck

San Diego, CA (November 3, 2010) – IDW Publishing today announced that senior editor Bob Schreck has left the company. Schreck is now the Editor in Chief for Legendary Comics, a new division of Legendary Entertainment.

“We appreciate all the hard work Bob has done for IDW, and are sad to see him go,” said IDW CEO, Ted Adams. “But this is a great opportunity for Bob, and we wish him the best of luck.”

Schreck joined IDW as senior editor in October 2009, after leaving DC Comics. During his time with IDW, Schreck was editor for several different series, including WITCH & WIZARD, STRANGE SCIENCE FANTASY and the MGM MIDNIGHT MOVIES line. He was also editor and writer for JURASSIC PARK: REDEMPTION.

Visit IDWPublishing.com to 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; 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! Studios; and is the print publisher for EA Comics and ComicMix.

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.

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