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IDW Partners with Ominous Press

IDW Publishing has announced a partnership with Ominous Press to bring a new line of epic adventure comics to the market. The brainchild of comic art master Bart Sears, Ominous Press will tell stories of larger-than-life heroes and villains in fantasy and science-fiction settings.

Ominous Press had a brief, initial life in the mid-’90s, before the crash of the comic market brought down so many fledgling publishers. Now Ominous Press returns, releasing all-new material through IDW beginning in July. Ominous Press is comprised of Chief Creative Officer Bart Sears, Publisher Sean HusVar, Editor-in-Chief Ron Marz, and Art Director Andy Smith.

The initial lineup of Ominous Press titles is: Dread Gods, written by Ron Marz and drawn by Tom Raney, in which gods in a fantasy world discover they’re actually monsters in a post-apocalyptic hell;  Giantkillers, written and drawn by Bart Sears, telling the story of a broken warrior who must protect a child destined to be the universe’s last hope against the ultimate villain; and Demi-God, written by Ron Marz and drawn by Andy Smith, about a fame-seeking hero gaining great power, but forgetting the great responsibility part.

Each title will initially launch as a four-issue mini-series. Each series stands alone, intended to be read independently, but with connecting plot threads that create a larger canvas.

Dread Gods will be the first title, with issue #1 debuting in July. Dread Gods #1 will have a standard cover by series artist Tom Raney, a wraparound cover by Bart Sears, and incentive covers by Kenneth Rocafort (1-in-10) and the legendary Neal Adams (1-in-25). Dread Gods #1 will be an oversize 48-page issue, including the lead feature by Marz and Raney, a backup story by Bart Sears, and a wealth of additional content, all for $3.99. Giantkillers and then Demi-God will follow.

The marriage of Ominous Press and IDW was spearheaded by IDW Editor-in-Chief David Hedgecock.

Ominous Press will have a presence with IDW at July’s Comic-Con International as the publishing line launches.

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Preview: Skylanders: Dive, Dive, Dive

Skylanders: Dive, Dive, Dive

Ron Marz, David A. Rodriguez (w) • Jack Lawrence, Fico Ossio, Craig Bruyn, Robert Duenas (a) • Robert Duenas (c)

The race is on as undead driver (and mariachi musician) Fiesta roars into the spotlight! It’s definitely going to be “Party Time” when Fiesta and his Crypt Crusher take on a robot army bent on destructing Skylands. Plus, it’s underwater adventure as Dive-Clops and his aquatic battle tank, Dive Bomber, take on mysterious denizens of the deep who are threatening to submerge everything! Collects issues #4–6.

HC • FC • $12.99 • 80 pages • 6” x 9” • ISBN: 978-1-63140-710-9

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Ominous Press Returns with World Premiere #1

Ominous Press created a splash in the comics market two decades ago, telling epic tales of powerful heroes and vile villains. Now Ominous Press has returned, preparing to launch three new titles in 2017: Giantkillers, written and drawn by Bart Sears; Prometheus, written by Ron Marz and drawn by Tom Raney; and Demi-God, written by Ron Marz and drawn by Andy Smith.

All three titles are previewed in the first Ominous offering, Ominous Press World Premiere. Meant as an introduction to the characters and concepts of the Ominous Universe, the 24-page issue features short preview stories for each title, as well as a wealth of background information.

Giantkillers is a sword and sorcery epic set in a cyber-noir landscape. Prometheus tells the tale of heroes in a mythic fantasy who suddenly find themselves in a post-apocalyptic nightmare. And Demi-God is a contemporary superhero tale like no other, as an irresponsible slacker gets the power of a god.

The Ominous Press World Premiere is available with a standard cover, blank sketch covers, and three limited, wraparound variant covers by Bart Sears and colorist Nanjan Jamberi. Sears, the Chief Creative Officer at Ominous, is excited to finally be bringing his creations to life.

The Ominous Press World Premiere is available online via the Ominous Press website in both signed and unsigned versions.

Preview: Skylanders: Secret Agent Secrets

Skylanders: Secret Agent Secrets

Ron Marz, David A. Rodriguez (w) • Fico Ossio, Jack Lawrence (a) • Fico Ossio (c)

Secrets revealed! With the world crashing down around them, a new team of Skylanders called the Superchargers take center stage to try and stop an insidious evil poised to takes over all of Skylands! Who is this new malevolent force and what exactly do they have to do with the long missing Skylanders Elite Squad of Boomer, Voodood, and Ghost Roaster?! Another full-throttle, action-adventure Skylanders story is here!

HC • FC • $12.99 • 80 pages • 6” x 9” • ISBN: 978-1-63140-581-5

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Preview: John Carter: Warlord of Mars Vol. 2

John Carter: Warlord of Mars Vol. 2

writer: Ron Marz, Ian Edgington
artist: Ariel Medel
cover: Abhishek Malsuni
FC • 224 pages • $19.99 • Teen+
COLLECTS ISSUES 7-14

John Carter, a hero of the American Civil War now at home on Mars, has survived the Kahori invasion alongside his beloved princess, Dejah Thoris. As the capital city of Helium rebuilds, the loving couple leave for the outlands to recuperate… but rest and relaxation are not in their future. All across Barsoom, sinister forces conspire against them. From savage Warhoon raiding parties to the artificial (and lovelorn) beast known as the Hormad, from the god-like sand spirit Jartak to the last of the world-conquering White Martians, the most evil creatures to ever walk the Red Planet stalk forth from the shadows to challenge the Warlord of Mars!

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Preview: Skylanders: Superchargers #6

Skylanders: Superchargers #6

Ron Marz, David A. Rodriguez (w) • Fico Ossio (a) • Robert Duenas (c)

Supercharged Skylander Dive-Clops has been deep-sixed! Only one hero stands any chance of saving him, along with all of SkylandsDive-Clops’ twin brother, Eye-Brawl! The Eyes have it in this family feud!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

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Preview: Skylanders: Superchargers #5

Skylanders: Superchargers #5

Ron Marz, David A. Rodriguez (w) • Robert Duenas (a & c)

It’s underwater adventure as Dive-Clops and his aquatic battle tank, Dive Bomber, take on mysterious denizens of the deep who are threatening to submerge all of Skylands! The “eyes” have it as deep-water doom looms!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

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Preview: Skylanders: Superchargers #4

Skylanders: Superchargers #4

Ron Marz, David A. Rodriguez (w) • Jack Lawrence (a) • Fico Ossio (c)

THE RACE IS ON as undead driver (and mariachi musician) Fiesta roars into the spotlight! It’s definitely going to be “Party Time” when Fiesta and his Crypt Crusher take on a robot army bent on destruction of the Skylands. Skull-face musical mayhem ensues!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

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Preview: Skylanders: Superchargers #3

Skylanders: Superchargers #3

Ron Marz, David A. Rodriguez (w) • Fico Ossio (a & c)

First story arc concludes! With the world crashing around them, Spyro and the Superchargers team race to save Skylands from certain doom!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

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Preview: John Carter: Warlord of Mars #14

John Carter: Warlord of Mars #14

writer: Ron Marz, Ian Edgington
artist: Ariel Medel
covers: Fritz Casas (a), Abhishek Malsuni (b), Emanuela Lupacchino (c)
subscription cover: Jonathan Lau
incentive cover: Fritz Casas (B/W art), Jonathan Lau (B/W art), Emanuela Lupacchino (“virgin art”)
Fans & retailers, order the cover of your choice!
FC • 32 pages • $3.99 • Mature

John Carter and Dejah Thoris finally return to majestic Helium, but they find the city strangely deserted. John and Dejah must find out what happened to its inhabitants, or suffer the same horrific fate! More amazing adventure in the tradition of Edgar Rice Burroughs, by the team of Ron Marz, Ian Edginton and Ariel Medel.

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