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Preview: Jim Henson’s The Dark Crystal: The Novelization SC

Jim Henson’s The Dark Crystal: The Novelization SC

Publisher: Archaia, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
Writer:  A.C.H. Smith
Artist: Brian Froud
Cover Artist: Brian Froud
Price: $14.99

Another World, Another Time…In the Age of Wonder.

Experience the incredible magic of Jim Henson’s fantasy epic The Dark Crystal adapted by A.C.H. Smith and personally overseen by Jim Henson.

Featuring unpublished illustrations by legendary illustrator Brian Froud and the production design team at JIM HENSON’S CREATURE SHOP as well as Jim Henson’s never-before-seen notes on an early draft of the adaptation detailing his vision for the fantastical world of Thra.

Jim Henson's The Dark Crystal: The Novelization SC

Marvel Weekly Graphic Novel Review: Rocket Raccoon & Groot: Steal the Galaxy

It’s Wednesday which means new comic book day with new releases hitting shelves, both physical and digital, all across the world. Instead of comics, today we’re looking at Rocket Raccoon & Groot: Steal the Galaxy written by Dan Abnett.

Find out about the book and whether you should grab yourself a copy. You can find it in comic stores May 10 and bookstores May 23.

Get your copy now. To find a comic shop near you, visit http://www.comicshoplocator.com or call 1-888-comicbook or digitally and online with the links below.

Rocket Raccoon & Groot: Steal the Galaxy
Amazon/Kindle/comiXology or TFAW


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Preview: Shaft: Original Novel

Shaft: Original Novel

writer: Ernest Tidyman
cover: Robert Hack
MASS MARKET PAPERBACK • 240 pages • $9.99 • Mature

Who is John Shaft? John Shaft is a private eye. John Shaft is a black man made of muscle and ice, and he has no prejudices. John Shaft will kill anyone… black or white.  When the cloistered daughter of Harlem’s crime boss discovers the true nature of her father’s work, she runs off to be as bad as Dad. By the time she disappears, she’s into sex, liquor, dope, and a few other scenes. Now, Big Daddy wants Shaft to get his baby back. The tough, take-no-guff detective goes to work… and the Mafia, the Black militants, the NYPD, and City Hall go to work on him.  The original and unabridged Shaft novel by Ernest Tidyman, the 1970 tour de force of hardboiled crime fiction that introduced an unsuspecting world to a cultural icon.


Futuristic Mystery Thriller Gene Mapper Debuts In English From VIZ’s Haikasoru Imprint

GeneMapper-CoverVIZ Media’s Haikasoru literary imprint has announced the release of its newest title, the futuristic bio-thriller – Gene Mapper – on June 16th.

The novel about a deadly genetic threat to the world’s food supply was written by author Taiyo Fujii. It will be available for the first time in English in a print edition for $14.99 U.S. / $16.99 CAN. An eBook version also will debut on June 16th for $8.99 (U.S. / CAN) for the Amazon Kindle, Apple’s iBooks Store, Barnes & Noble’s Nook Book Store, the Kobo eBooks Store, and the Google Play store.

In a future where reality has been augmented and biology itself has been hacked, the world’s food supply is genetically modified, superior, and vulnerable. When gene mapper Hayashida discovers that his custom rice plant has experienced a dysgenic collapse, he suspects sabotage. Hayashida travels Asia to find himself in Ho Chi Minh City with hired-gun hacker Yogodo at his side – and in mortal danger – as he pushes ever nearer to the heart of the mystery.

The Best Justice League and DC Crossover Stories, Ranked and Analyzed in New Sequart Book

Classics CoverSequart Organization is proud to announce the publication of Classics on Infinite Earths: The Justice League and DC Crossover Canon, by Sequart founder Dr. Julian Darius.

In this series (of which this is the first book; subsequent volumes will focus on Batman, Superman, and other important DC characters), Darius argues that the DC Universe is old enough to have produced a canon of classic stories. Here, in this opening volume, he analyzes this canon as it pertains to the Justice League and DC’s universe-wide crossovers.

Since 1940, DC Comics has been bringing its heroes together, first as the Justice Society, then (beginning in 1960) as the Justice League, and finally (beginning in 1985) in universe-wide crossovers. Shared super-hero universes have achieved widespread attention in the wake of Marvel’s movies, but DC has been paving the way since 1940.

A decade in the making, Classics on Infinite Earths takes readers on a tour of this history, using discussion of classic stories as a unique way of illuminating the history and evolution of the DC Universe. In the process, Darius offers what may be the very first long-term study of how such a shared universe is managed.

Classics on Infinite Earths runs 428 pages, making it Sequart’s biggest book to date. It is available in print and for Kindle.

New Sequart Book Analyzes Comics Film Adaptations

Moving Panels coverSequart Organization is proud to announce the publication of Moving Panels: Translating Comics to Film, by Logan Ludwig.

Are comics just movie storyboards that are too expensive to ever actually commit to celluloid? Are movies just comics with added motion? These two media have become more closely tied in recent years (thanks to a bevy of comics adaptations), and they seem naturally related. Both are comprised of visual storytelling techniques that would seem readily compatible, but are they really that similar?

Moving Panels: Translating Comics to Film digs into this issue by analyzing, through careful examination of aesthetics, just how linked and distinct the two media are. By looking at the film and comics versions Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, Persepolis, Watchmen, and Sin City, Ludwig dissects just how the two media interact, their respective strengths and weaknesses, and how similar they really are.

The book runs 144 pages and is available in print and on Kindle.

“Big Daddy Cool” Signs a Book Deal

1981781_806692262688824_313568951445405087_nPro Se Productions has announced the licensing of real life character, one who first appeared in person, not in print or elsewhere. Pro Se has licensed the character of and all concepts related to Big Daddy Cool Johnny Dellarocca and the Bombshell Kittens, a literal universe of concepts created by the man in Big Daddy Cool’s zoot suit, performer John Pyka. You might know Big Daddy Cool from right her on Graphic Policy coming live Wednesday nights on Comixstravaganza Live.

“Big Daddy Cool” Johnny Dellarocca (Pyka) is a larger-than-life, over-the-top ex-gangster turned entertainer who fuses smokin’ swing music, amazing magic and illusion and authentic swing dance. For nearly 20 years he has entertained grown-up audiences with his patented fusion of soaring vocal music, amazing magic and illusion, and larger-than-life theatrics. He is a 3 Time Champion of Magic, 2 Time Entertainer of the Year, 2 Time Variety Artist of the Year, and was featured on the Channel 4 documentary The Convention Crasher with Justin Lee Collins. He is recognized by his peers as one of the top entertainers worldwide, and has made a name for himself recently on the Pop Culture Convention circuit as both performer and MC.

10906215_10152738708944200_9130476829264588936_nThe concept behind The World of Big Daddy Cool is that the stories told within the line are real and are being chronicled by various writers, Pyka being the first. Big Daddy Cool has lived a pretty colorful life, and that was before he was time displaced from 1946 to the present.

Harry Houdini taught him magic and Wyatt Earp taught him to shoot. He knocked out Jack Dempsey in under a minute and out-conned the king of con men, Titanic Thompson. Al Capone was a pal and Johnny taught him magic tricks to impress the ladies. He’s been a gangster, an entertainer, an international celebrity, nightclub impresario, and a secret superhero.

In 1946 Doc Impossible and Professor Maxwell Marvel created a chronal event that saved the world, but sent Johnny and hundreds of others into the future. THIS future. The Bombshell Kittens and Big Daddy were flung forward into this present and now Dellarocca has one mission- To find the Kittens so they and help them remember who they are so that they can be ready to protect the Nexus of Reality and save the world from from a an ancient cosmic evil. Again.

The World of Big Daddy Cool imprint will debut in mid 2015 with Tales from the Flip Side by Pyka, which will outline Big Daddy’s origins, his initial time travel, and introduce various other characters that are a part of the BDC universe. From super heroes to gangsters, fictional scientists to real life celebrities, the possibilities of stories to be told about a myriad of over the top Pulpy characters is nearly limitless in ‘The World of Big Daddy Cool.’

Following Tales from the Flip Side, Pro Se Productions plans to have a World of Big Daddy Cool anthology and announces that calls for this anthology, as well as novel and digest novel proposals of any and all characters in the imprint, are open as of now.

Deadpool Gets Wordy For His Own Original Prose Novel in 2015!

Sure, he’s got his own comic series. Sure, he’s one of the world’s most popular super heroes. But you know what he’s not? Fine literature. Well, let’s fix that! That’s right: In 2015, the Merc With a Mouth is conquering the world of prose fiction with Deadpool: Paws, an all-new original story penned by novelist and comic-book writer Stefan Petrucha.

Something is turning the city’s dogs into giant, bloodthirsty killing machines. And Deadpool is charged with taking care of business. Only thing is – Deadpool likes dogs. He doesn’t want to kill them. Now, people – that’s a different story. He can kill loads of people. At least the ones who deserve it. So what we’ve got here is a genuine character dilemma.

In 2015, be there when the Merc With a Mouth conquers the brave new world of prose. Deadpool: Paws brings you a disturbing tale of mutated canines…and the regenerating, loudmouthed mercenaries who love them.

On Sale 08/05/2015!