Sunday, July 26, 2020

Keanu Reeves, Matt Kindt & Alessandro Vitti Debut BRZRKR with BOOM! Studios

BOOM! Studios is proud to announce BRZRKR, a twelve-issue limited series from the iconic Keanu Reeves in his Must Read comic book writing debut alongside New York Times bestselling co-writer Matt Kindt (Folklords, Bang!) and acclaimed artist Alessandro Vitti (Marvel’s Secret Warriors), colorist Bill Crabtree (BRPD), and letterer Clem Robins (Hellboy) in a brutally violent new series about one immortal warrior’s fight through the ages. BRZRKR #1 will debut in comic shops October 2020.  

The man known only as Berzerker is half-mortal and half-God, cursed and compelled to violence...even at the sacrifice of his sanity.  But after wandering the world for centuries, Berzerker may have finally found a refuge – working for the U.S. government to fight the battles too violent and too dangerous for anyone else. In exchange, Berzerker will be granted the one thing he desires – the truth about his endless blood-soaked existence…and how to end it.  

“I have loved comics since I was a young kid and they have been a significant influence on me artistically,” said Reeves. “To have the chance to create BRZRKR and collaborate with legends in the industry like writer Matt Kindt, artist Alessandro Vitti, color artist Bill Crabtree, letterer Clem Robins, and conceptual/cover artist Rafael Grampá - along with the great folks at BOOM! Studios - is a dream come true.”  

Matt Kindt is the New York Times bestselling writer and artist of the comics and graphic novels Dept. H, Mind MGMT, Revolver, 3 Story, Super Spy, 2 Sisters, and Pistolwhip, as well as the writer of Folklords, Black Badge, and the Eisner Award-nominated Grass Kings with BOOM! Studios, Bang! and Ether with Dark Horse Comics, Justice League of America with DC Comics, Spider-Man with Marvel Comics, and Unity, Ninjak, Rai, and Divinity with Valiant Comics. He has won the PubWest book design award, been nominated for six Eisner Awards, and six Harvey Awards (and won once). His work has been published in French, Spanish, Italian, German, and Korean.   

"The best collaborations have each partner bringing something unique to the table. Wth BRZRKR we mixed a potent cocktail of all the things that we love: the tale of an immortal warrior laced with history, conspiracies, spirituality, and a gigantic helping of bonkers action and violence -- all with intense purpose and ultimately a heartbreaking discovery." said Kindt.  

Alessandro Vitti is a comic book artist from Italy who is known for his work with publishers in Italy, France, and the United States. Vitti has worked on Brendon and Saguaro for Italian publisher Sergio Bonelli Editore. He was the artist for Secret Warriors with Jonathan Hickman and Iceman with Sina Grace, as well as several other hit series for Marvel Entertainment, Hardcore with Andy Diggle for Skybound, Suiciders: Kings of HelL.A. with Lee Bermejo for Vertigo, and Red Lanterns with Charles Soule for DC Comics. Vitti is also the co-creator of Red Dread with Matteo Strukul, published by Lateral Studio.  

“I was visiting New York when BOOM! Studios reached out to me about BRZRKR and as soon as I saw that I would be working with Matt Kindt and Keanu Reeves, I was jumping with excitement because I knew that this would be an incredible experience,” said Vitti. “And I was right! This series has everything I love to draw, and I can’t wait for it to hit stores so we can share it with all of you!”  

BRZRKR #1 features main cover art by superstar illustrator Rafael Grampá (Dark Knight Returns: The Golden Child), as well as variant cover art by Vitti and artist Mark Brooks (Star Wars: Han Solo). 

“Keanu is a creative force like no other and it's been a once-in-a-lifetime experience collaborating on his first-ever comic book series,” said Matt Gagnon, Editor-in-Chief, BOOM! Studios. “The great Matt Kindt, one of my absolute favorite creators, is working hand in glove with Keanu on scripts, the brilliant Alessandro Vitti is illustrating this series in brutally exquisite detail, and the always-phenomenal Rafael Grampá is delivering searing covers. BRZRKR is a visceral, masterly crafted comic book epic.”  

Print copies of BRZRKR #1, for Mature readers, will be available in October 2020 exclusively at local comic book shops (use to find the one nearest you) or at the BOOM! Studios webstore. Digital copies can be purchased from content providers like comiXology, iBooks, Google Play, and Madefire.

Thursday, July 23, 2020

Greenland Trailer

A family fights for survival as a planet-killing comet races to Earth. John Garrity (Gerard Butler), his estranged wife Allison (Morena Baccarin), and young son Nathan make a perilous journey to their only hope for sanctuary. Amid terrifying news accounts of cities around the world being leveled by the comet’s fragments, the Garrity’s experience the best and worst in humanity. As the countdown to global apocalypse approaches zero, their incredible trek culminates in a desperate and last-minute flight to a possible safe haven.


Monday, July 20, 2020

eigoMANGA Takes Part In Comic-Con@Home

eigoMANGA, a media company for publishing digital  comics, animation, and games announces two virtual panels for Comic-Con International's  Comic-Con@Home scheduled for Thursday July 23 and Saturday July 25 2020. Comic-Con@Home  is an online event that will combine aspects of the convention experience with the  comforts of home. eigoMANGA's panels will stream on Comic-Con International's official  website and YouTube channel. 

eigoMANGA will also host a virtual booth through Comic-Con@Home's official website,  where fans will see for upcoming releases, announcements, and purchase merchandise at  discounts in honor of Comic-Con@Home.

eigoMANGA will hold a virtual panel called "How To Write And Create Manga" on  Thursday, July 23, at 6:00pm. eigoMANGA's Publisher, Austin Osueke will moderate a series of Q&A sessions with comic book writers Jeff Loew (creator of "The Frog Princess"  graphic novel), Brandon Chen (creator of "Somnia" graphic novel), Mohammad Umair Ali  (illustrator of "Somnia" graphic novel), MinoMiyabi (illustrator of "Vanguard  Princess" comic series), and Natashia McGough Clarke (writer of "Danity Kane"  graphic novel). They will discuss the fundamentals of comic book outlines, scripting  writing, and overall storytelling.

eigoMANGA will also hold a virtual panel called "First Squad: How A Western Story Was Adapted Into A Japanese Anime And Manga" on Saturday, July 25 at 6:00pm. Misha Shprits,  the creator of the animated film "First Squad The Moment Of Truth," will discuss  the journey and techniques that he and his co-creator took to get their original story  produced into a Japanese anime and manga. Misha Shprits will partake in a Q&A discussion  with eigoMANGA's Publisher, Austin Osueke.

Friday, July 17, 2020

McFarlane Toys Expands Cyberpunk 2077 Line Reveals Takemura Action Figure and the Return of Johnny Silverhand

Cyberpunk 2077 is the most anticipated game of the year, and McFarlane Toys has teamed up with the CD PROJEKT RED to bring you another fantastic new character for your collection with the announcement of the Takemura action figure and the return of Johnny Silverhand!  

The incredibly detailed 7-inch scale Takemura figure is inspired by CD PROJEKT RED's upcoming video game, Cyberpunk 2077. Designed with McFarlane Toys' signature Ultra Articulation featuring up to 22 moving parts for a full range of extreme posing and includes an SMG and Cyberpunk branded base.  The figure is releasing for in September 2020, but you can pre-order it now, so you don't miss out. MSRP $24.99.

Johnny Silverhand has returned with an all-new accessories; a Malorian Gun and Duffle Bag with Atomic Bomb. Based on the likeness of Keanu Reeves as Johnny Silverhand, this 7-inch figure features Ultra Articulation for maximum action posing. Johnny is showcased in his iconic outfit from the Cyberpunk 2077 Video Game and Cyberpunk branded base.  MSRP $24.99.

Collect all McFarlane Toys Cyberpunk 2077 line including two sizes of the Johnny Silverhand action figure, including a 7-inch and 12-inch version and a 7-inch (Male) V figure. The 7-inch figures will have 22 points of articulation and replicate the likeness of the characters, for the price of $24.99. The 12-inch Johnny Silverhand has an MSRP of $39.99. These figures are available at major retailers, including Walmart, Target, Amazon, GameStop, Best Buy, and Walgreens! All figures sold separately, MSRP: $24.99

The Broken Hearts Gallery - Official Trailer and Poster

What if you saved a souvenir from every relationship you’ve ever been in? THE BROKEN HEARTS GALLERY follows the always unique Lucy (Geraldine Viswanathan), a 20-something art gallery assistant living in New York City, who also happens to be an emotional hoarder. After she gets dumped by her latest boyfriend, Lucy is inspired to create The Broken Heart Gallery, a pop-up space for the items love has left behind. Word of the gallery spreads, encouraging a movement and a fresh start for all the romantics out there, including Lucy herself.


The Andy Cohen Diaries Premieres on Monday, July 20th on Quibi

In this dishy, animated inside peek into Andy's world, Andy will reveal some of his most wild and embarrassing stories with celebrities like Celine Dion, George R.R. Martin, Sarah Jessica Parker and more.

From the mind of Andy Cohen, comes an animated series chronicling the iconic and untold moments from the pop culture kingpin’s daily life. In this dishy, inside peek into his world, Cohen details his most recent adventures, including irreverent celebrity encounters, behind the scenes of his shows, nights out on the town, and the trials and tribulations of first-time fatherhood.

The six episode series is the next installment of the New York Times best-sellers, "The Andy Cohen Diaries" and "Superficial: More Adventures from the Andy Cohen Diaries," which documented three years in the whirlwind life of the producer, TV host and best-selling author in his own cheeky, candid words.

Friday, June 12, 2020

Lord Drakkon's Greatest Secrets Revealed In August 2020

BOOM! Studios, under license by Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ: HAS), today announced a brand new three-issue limited series POWER RANGERS: DRAKKON NEW DAWN, from writer Anthony Burch (Big Trouble in Little China: Old Man Jack) and artist Simone Ragazzoni (Odessa). This all-new series, scheduled to arrive in stores August 2020, finds Ranger Slayer - Kimberly Hart, Drakkon's mightiest warrior - fighting against the deadly secrets of her former master's legacy.

After the shocking events of Power Rangers: Ranger Slayer #1, Kimberly is determined to purge the terrifying hold that Drakkon has had over her world, starting with Deadlock; the prison tower where Drakkon held all those who opposed him. But even the Ranger Slayer has no clue of the true power kept in Deadlock—and what unlocking the doors will set into motion. As Kimberly investigates the worst of Drakkon’s secrets, she sets in motion Drakkon’s final plan—one that will pit her against a fan-favorite Power Rangers villain like you’ve never seen them before!

Anthony Burch is a comic book, video game, web series, and television writer. He is best known for his work on the Borderlands 2 video game from K2 Games and his web series Hey Ash, Watcha Playin’? Burch also co-wrote the comic book series Big Trouble in Little China: Old Man Jack with Jack Carpenter and wrote Rocko’s Modern Afterlife for BOOM! Studios. 

“I'm extremely excited to spend time in the Power Rangers universe, especially in the Coinless timeline of Lord Drakkon!” said Burch. “I hope fans are excited about this slightly darker, more apocalyptic tale starring some of our favorite new characters...and maybe a few returning old ones.”

Simone Ragazzoni is an artist based in Italy. After attending the Milan Comics School, he collaborated with 7Gold TV channel and Edizioni BD, working as a freelance comic artist and illustrator. Since 2017, Ragazzoni has been a regular artist and colorist on Sergio Bonelli Editore's sci-fi monthly series Odessa.

“I can't tell you how excited I am for DRAKKON NEW DAWN! When I was a child, watching Power Rangers was the highlight of every Sunday morning so being the one who will bring them to life in this series is a huge honor,” said Ragazzoni. “Action, fights, monsters, heroes in costumes, and an extremely talented team: what else could I ask for?”

Currently, Power Rangers is celebrating 27 continuous years on the air, making it one of the longest running kids’ live-action series in television history with nearly 900 episodes aired to date. Created by Haim Saban and launched in 1993 with Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, the franchise celebrates its milestone anniversary year with the 27th season, “Power Rangers Beast Morphers” currently airing on Saturdays at 8 a.m. (ET/PT) on Nickelodeon in the U.S. 

“Kimberly must return home to face the fallout from her Ranger Slayer days but even she couldn’t have been prepared for the consequences of digging into Drakkon’s darkest secrets,” said Dafna Pleban, Senior Editor, BOOM! Studios. “In DRAKKON NEW DAWN, Anthony and Simone place our heroine in a situation where she’ll have to face enemies new and old, as well as a heartbreaking choice when confronted with the unthinkable!” 

Print copies of POWER RANGERS: DRAKKON NEW DAWN #1 is scheduled to be available in August 2020 at local comic book shops (use to find the nearest one), or at the BOOM! Studios webstore. Digital copies can be purchased from content providers like comiXology, iBooks, Google Play, and Madefire. Due to the ongoing impact of the current global health crisis, the final release schedule of this series is subject to change.