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Comic veteran Mario “OMG” Gully launched his latest comic book on Kickstarter this week. Written and illustrated by Gully and colored by Thomas Mason, Dirty Bones is the story of a dog named Rover who’s caught up a world of organized crime and forbidden love. With incentives including signed printed copies of the comic book, posters and commissioned art, Gully aims to raise $50,000 to complete the artwork and get issue #1 on the stands.

“This is my first big project since I created ANT. I’m a much better artist and writer than I was a few years ago, and Thomas is just killing on the colors,” says Gully. “ANT was my Off the Wall album.Dirty Bones is my Thriller.”

At the center of this epic tale is Rover – an ex-gangster who gave up his life on the streets to embark on a quest of self discovery while standing against the segregation between the mutts and the pedigrees. Rover quickly finds out that life in the city has changed as Dirty, the notorious “Big Dawg”, has taken control of New Bark City by force, while fighting a vicious turf war with Madam Kitty for ultimate power.

“We’ve put a lot of energy into creating the best possible Dirty Bonespreview and incentives for fans, collectors and retailers,” says Gully. “I can honestly say this is the best project I have ever been a part of.”

To view his Kickstarter video and back the project, visit https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/754131023/dirty-bones or click http://kck.st/1fiVaWN

 

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from Loaded Barrel Studios:

Loaded Barrel Studios, the graphic novel studio that brought you GREY, the Independent Publishers Book Awards Silver Medalist for Best Graphic Novel, is proud to announce the long awaited release of the live-action, 200 Page, Full-Color Graphic Novel BRIELLE AND THE HORROR! Written by the Barel Brothers with artwork by Jared Barel, BRIELLE AND THE HORROR is the horror-action-mystery story of Brielle Hicks, a sixteen-year-old who was born possessed by an evil demon. Now, as she matures into adulthood, the beast inside of her is clawing its way to the surface. With a secret agency after her and a group of fanatical priests on her tail, can Brielle learn to control The Horror inside of her and arise a new kind of hero before it unleashes Armageddon?

BRIELLE AND THE HORROR is illustrated in the Loaded Barrel Studios signature “live-action” style derived from the creative team’s backgrounds in film and photography; shooting every panel of every book as if it were a movie shoot and converting those images into the unique artwork in every LBS project through a fusion of digital and traditional illustration, photo manipulation, and cgi. Here’s what some critics had to say about BRIELLE AND THE HORROR:

“It’s frigging impressive. You could put it on the shelves beside most of the output from the big two, and this book, just production wise, will take em. Absolutely gorgeous book, and possibly the future of comics.” – Heroic Times

Heartwarming and haunting, this book introduces a talented new trio to the world of comics!” – AmishOtaku.com

“BRIELLE AND THE HORROR was our favorite book from the con, no doubt. It’s just such a cool-looking book and great story, we absolutely loved it.” – N3RDCAST

Without further ado, Loaded Barrel Studios would like to invite you to take a look at the live-action trailer for BRIELLE AND THE HORRORhttps://vimeo.com/77170834

Not enough? You want a preview of the book too? Check out a preview of some of the stunning interiors and get a snippet of Brielle’s story here: http://imgur.com/a/L2YVD#0.  Please feel free to repost artwork from the imgur file!

BRIELLE AND THE HORROR is only available from Diamond Comic Distributors, which means if you want your copy tell your local retailer you want BRIELLE AND THE HORROR! PREVIEWS Item# FEB141343 F

Stop on over at www.loadedbarrelstudios.com where you can order other great books, exclusive autographed merchandise, t-shirts, skatedecks and more! Also check out our website to find out more about Loaded Barrel Studios and check out a preview of all the Loaded Barrel comics.

GREY is available internationally through Diamond’s PREVIEWS (item #: SEP111172). GREY is available DIGITALLY through DriveThruComics.comGraphic.ly, and Comics+ from iVerse.

For a look at a kick-ass live-action/animated hybrid trailer of GREY click here: https://vimeo.com/54650556

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See you at the next Con!
-Loaded Barrel Studios

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“They say I’m a witch.” – Geillis Duncan
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<p>Black Jack Randall is _________.

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DeadmanWonderland-GN01A Student Must Fight To Clear His Name And Catch A Mass Killer After Being Wrongfully Sentenced To A Carnival-Like Penitentiary Where Nothing Is As It Seems

VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media), the largest distributor and licensor of manga and anime in North America, unleashes a gritty manga (graphic novel) story of survival with the print and digital debut of DEADMAN WONDERLAND on February 11th.

Volume 1, featuring story and artwork by Jinsei Kataoka and Kazuma Kondou, is rated ‘T+’ for Older Teens and will carry a print MSRP of $9.99 U.S. / $12.99 CAN. A digital version will also launch for $6.99 (USD/CAN) on February 11th on VIZManga.com and through the VIZ MANGA App for the Apple iPad®, iPhone® and iPod® touch, Android-powered smart phones, as well as through the Nook, Kobo, Kindle, iBooks and GooglePlay stores.

VIZ Media will publish Volume 2 of DEADMAN WONDERLAND in April with additional editions of the 13-volume series scheduled to be released bi-monthly.

Framed for the brutal murders of his classmates by the mysterious Red Man, middle school student Ganta Igarashi finds himself sentenced to death and sent to a bizarre and fatal theme park/prison that has risen from the ruins of the Great Tokyo Earthquake – a hell on earth known as “Deadman Wonderland.” The inmates of this insane penitentiary fight for survival every day to provide entertainment for the masses, and terrifying secrets lurk in the shadows. Ganta is determined to survive Deadman Wonderland and clear his name, but the price may be his soul.

“DEADMAN WONDERLAND presents a stark vision of the future where a privately run, carnival-like prison stages notorious gladiatorial fights to the death that help to finance the city’s reconstruction,” says Mike Montesa, Editor. “Thrust into this surreal and violent new world for a crime he didn’t commit, Ganta discovers he possesses a power that can be used as a weapon and help him discover the truth. Now all he has to do is stay alive!”

For more information on DEADMAN WONDERLAND, or other manga titles from VIZ Media, please visit www.VIZ.com.

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And in case your goosebumps aren’t big enough, here’s some other teasers from the OUTLANDER Facebook page:

Photo: Your first look at where it all began. 

Share if you've ever imagined life beyond the stones.
Photo: That awkward moment right before you fall through time.
Photo: 18th century punishment is brutal.

How hard will it be for you to watch this scene?

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from EW:
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Starz’ upcoming fantasy drama Outlander promises to bring to life a beloved time-travel romance novel series life as well as return Battlestar Galactica showrunner Ron Moore to TV. As readers of Diana Gabaldon’s books are well aware, the story follows Claire (Caitriona Balfe), a married combat nurse in the 1940s who’s vacationing with her husband (Tobias Menzies) in Scotland. Claire falls through a time-travel portal to the 18th century, where she falls in love with a young warrior (Sam Heughan). Above is the first photo from the show’s 1945 era and below we have a interview with Moore, who in addition to showrunning Outlander is also producing the promising Syfy thriller Helix. Moore gives us some details about Outlander, as well as touches on HBO’s fantasy hit Game of Thrones, and the potential TV future of some franchises he’s previously worked on (namely, Star Wars and Star Trek).

 

See the complete article here!

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First look: Sparks are flying on STARZ‘s upcoming Outlanderseries: http://bit.ly/1aj5VCR

Photo: First look: Sparks are flying on STARZ's upcoming Outlander series: http://bit.ly/1aj5VCR

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It’s False Love And Hate At First Sight In This Hilarious Manga Series About A Pair Of Mismatched Lovers That Kicks Off 2014

VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media), the largest distributor and licensor of manga and anime in North America, delivers laugh-out-loud fun as it announces the print debut of Volume 1 of the comedy manga (graphic novel) series NISEKOI on January 7th, 2014. The hit series by creator Naoshi Komi will be published under the company’s SHONEN JUMP imprint, rated ‘T’ for Teens, and will carry an MSRP of $9.99 U.S. / $12.99 CAN.

It’s hate at first sight—or rather, a knee-to-the-head at first sight—when Raku Ichijo meets Chitoge Kirisaki! Unfortunately, Raku’s gangster father arranges a false love match between Raku and their rival gang leader’s daughter, who just so happens to be Chitoge! Raku’s searching for his childhood sweetheart from ten years ago, however, with a pendant around his neck as a memento…but he can’t even remember the girl’s name or face!

NISEKOI, Volumes 1-6 are also available for digital download for $6.99 (USD/CAN) each on VIZManga.com and through the VIZ MANGA App for the Apple iPad®, iPhone® and iPod® touch, Android-powered smart phones, and also for NOOK, KOBO, and KINDLE tablets and devices. With one account, registered VIZ Manga users are able to view digital manga purchases across even more devices than ever and the platform currently features over 2,000 volumes across 170 different series.

“North American manga fans got their first taste of NISEKOI when VIZ Media launched it simultaneously in our WEEKLY SHONEN JUMP digital manga magazine on the same day as the Japanese debut, and the buzz on this series has grown ever since,” says Amy Yu, Editor. “Raku and Chitoge must pretend to be in a relationship to maintain the peace between their fathers’ warring yakuza factions, but false love is easier said than done—especially once an overprotective bodyguard, a dangerous female assassin and a mysterious girl claiming to be Raku’s fiancée appear! Fans and readers won’t want to miss all the drama and action as we kick off 2014 with the print debut of this great series!”

Manga creator Naoshi Komi’s first serialized title in Japan’s Weekly Shonen Jump was the series, Double Arts. His current series, NISEKOI, is currently serialized in Weekly Shonen Jump and in North America in VIZ Media’s WEEKLY SHONEN JUMP digital manga magazine.

For more information on NISEKOI, or other manga titles from VIZ Media, please visit www.VIZ.com.

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Finn McCool IndieGoGo campaign is live

For the first time ever, in graphic novel form, comes Finn McCool the legendary hero of ancient Ireland. Passionate creator and historian Chris Brosnan has captured the hearts and minds of Irish (in ethnicity and in spirit) with his campaign to tell the story of Finn McCool. Who was Finn McCool?: The warrior chief who founded the elite bodyguard to the High Kings of ancient Ireland, the Fianna and saviour to his land. Finn now reemerges after thousands of years as the legendary hero, mentor, return from the underworld, to claim his rightful place amongst the hero elite. A high quality hardcover graphic novel chronicling his story can be yours via Indiegogo.

Perks range from: 1. Signed copies of the graphic novel from creator Chris Brosnan 2. Membership to the clan McCool with signed and dated tribal certificate. 3. Your name engraved onto the “Warrior Wall of Heroes” on our dedicated Finn McCool website. 4. Signed copies of the original artwork of Finn McCool from our artists John Walters and Courtney Davis. 5. Live storytelling at your event from the creator of the Finn McCool graphic novel, Chris Brosnan. 6. Journey to Ireland and tour of the ancients sites and locations of the Finn McCool myths accompanied by traditional Irish storytellers.

You’ve seen “Braveheart” “Highlander” “Rob Roy” “Brave” all great stories and ALL Scottish…  Now, Cometh the Irish … Cometh the heroes … The time has come for the greatest hero Ireland ever knew to awaken and with him, the ancient Gods and Goddesses of the underworld, the realm of faery, the sídhe. Finn sends out a timeless call to the wild, to re-forge the Fianna of old and live again as the rightful protectors of Ireland and the warrior Kings of old … FINN McCOOL – Celtic Ireland’s Greatest Hero.

As if that wasn’t enough! When you are dust, how will you be remembered?

By supporting this project you will literally create for yourself, and kin, a lasting legacy that you can feel deeply proud of. Part of what the Finn McCool stories stands for is the mentoring and initiation of our youth, by providing young people with a safe, integral and beautiful setting for them to explore their personal power, while being mentored onto the pathway of adulthood by trustworthy mentor figures. The producers of the Finn McCool project, supports the Irish Youth Foundation charity. The mission of IYF is to provide opportunities for children and young people facing adverse and extreme conditions to experience success in their lives. A percentage of profits made from the graphic novel of Finn McCool, will be donated to this inspiring charity based in Dublin, Ireland. http://www.iyf.ie

Like us on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/FinnMcCoolTheMovie
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Comics Illuminati Deem Simon Bisley’s 13 COINS 3D Covers “Mind-blowing.”

Set in New York City, 13 Coins promises to explain the origin of “…every evil, every horror, every legend man has ever known.” It is the story of a secret war between descendants of angels against descendants of demons, and both sides fighting to claim a young man who is the key to Earth’s future…or Heaven’s fall.  

13 COINS, the e-comic series about the bloody battle between good and evil being fought on our earth by half-human, half-Nephilims vs. the Fallen Angels, is the brainchild of Hitman Absolution videogame writers Martin Brennan and Michael B. Jackson, who partner with Simon Bisley on 3D covers (using an innovative new 3D graphics engine) and interior pencil art, and colorist Ryan Brown. In short, it’s a creative dream team. The third book in the series launches on Friday morning at 12:01 a.m. via the Apple iOS app store, available for iPads iPhones. The 13 COINS App is free.

As a nod to the fans, pulisher orinthian Productions Ltd. is offering 13 COINS Issue #1 for free for a limited time, and for the next seven days, they will be offering Issue #2 for just 99 cents.  Issue #3 will retail for $2.99 USD.

For more information and updates on 13 COINS, please visit the following links:

Facebook: http://facebook.com/13CoinsComic

Twitter: http://twitter.com/13CoinsComic

Website: http://13CoinsComic.com

13 Coins Free iTunes Store App: http://appstore.com/13coinscomic

13 Coins Simon Bisley 3D Cover Art Video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_nbVNPbnfho

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New York Times best-selling author Frank Beddor (Looking Glass Wars trilogy) recently launched a Kickstarter campaign to fund the publishing of his Hatter M graphic novel series and his latest prose series for fans of the LGW mythos.

Hatter M, Volume 5: Love of Wonder will be the FINAL graphic novel in the award-winning Hatter M Series and available to Kickstarter backers FIRST.

The campaign has been 20% funded in less then 24 hours from launch! Visit http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/149372651/the-looking-glass-wars-hatter-m to participate.

In addition, fans asked for another prose series from Frank and the result is Volume 1 of Looking Glass Wars: Millinery Academy.

Discover a young Hatter Madigan as a cadet attending the fabled Millinery Academy where he is trained to protect Wonderland’s Queens.

Beddor commented “It’s a great time to be creative, and I am so lucky to have such a remarkable platform to bring new work to life.”

LOOKING GLASS WARS: MILLINERY ACADEMY

Swordplay! Newfound friendships! School bullies! Budding love! Self-serving rivals! Scheming adults and soulless rebel plotters! Welcome to the world of Cadet Hatter Madigan, who has just entered Wonderland’s Millinery academy as one of the freshmen ‘Brims’. Those born to be Royal Bodyguards are trained at one of the four academies(Heart, Clubs Diamond, Spade) linked to the royal houses. Cadets will study the mystic and martial arts, as well as the sometimes more difficult art of successfully dealing with others. Once Hatter begins his training he is thrown into a competitive world of both boys and girls vying to be the best. Arsenal cubes, blade chasers and Hat blocking 101 are all rites of passage the young milliners first take on together but must eventually perfect, separately.

HATTER M: LOVE OF WONDER

In the 5th and final volume, looking glasses shatter as our worlds collide and characters from Wonderland increasingly cross over to aid or block Hatter in his single-minded quest to find Alyss and bring her home. Redd’s Black Imagination has ruled Wonderland for 13 years without fear of reprisal and now the specter of Alyss’ return to claim the throne has unleashed a storm of paranoiac rage. Hatter Madigan is at the center of this crusade as he must simultaneously battle the enemies of wonder as well as his own beliefs and loyalties. All paths through time and space, through blood and steel, from his world to our world, have led Hatter Madigan to this moment — a life or death confrontation with the only warrior in the Looking Glass Wars universe capable of defeating him and destroying the love of wonder.

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From Reki Kawahara, The Creator Of SWORD ART ONLINE, A Bullied Teen Finds Power And Strength In A Virtual Reality Video Game; Special Premium Art Booklet Included As A Free Gift With Purchase From Select Online Anime Retailers

VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media), the largest distributor and licensor of anime and manga in North America, invites fans to accelerate with the home video release of the ACCEL WORLD anime series on DVD and Blu-ray on November 26th. The new 2-disc set features 12 episodes of the sci-fi fantasy series, is rated ‘TV-14,’ and carries a DVD MSRP of $44.82 U.S. / 43.24 CAN; Blu-ray MSRP is $59.97 U.S. / $66.15 CAN. Preorders are available now through select retailers.

A special 48-page premium art booklet featuring art and character profiles from this popular series and is also included (only while supplies last) as a special free gift with purchase from select online anime retailers including Right Stuf, Anime Pavilion, and Robert’s Anime Corner Store.

ACCEL WORLD dialogue features include English and Japanese stereo audio, English subtitles, as well as a character art gallery, clean opening and closing segments, and the original Japanese broadcast trailers.

In the year 2046, people use portable devices called Neuro-linkers to manage their daily lives in virtual reality networks. But advances in technology haven’t managed to do away with bullies, and 13-year-old Haruyuki Arita finds himself a frequent target. Haruyuki escapes his miserable life in virtual games – until the day Kuroyukihime, the most popular girl in school, introduces him to a mysterious program called Brain Burst and a virtual reality called the Accel World. This set contains Episodes 1-12 on 2 discs.

“ACCEL WORLD is the hottest new anime title to join the VIZ Media home video library and we are very excited to also offer it to buyers with a gorgeous, full-color bonus art booklet that is only available for a limited time through select anime retailers,” says Charlene Ingram, Senior Manager, Animation Marketing. “This series blends a highly imaginative online game with real world impact and adds a new twist to one teen’s solution to being bullied. ACCEL WORLD quickly became a fan favorite since VIZ Media debuted it on the same day as its Japanese broadcast and we look forward to the series drawing in new and veteran fans alike with this exciting release that arrives in time for the start of the holiday season.”

ACCEL WORLD is based on a series of popular light novels written by Reki Kawahara (Sword Art Online) and was produced by the famed anime studio Sunrise (TIGER & BUNNY, Mobile Suit Gundam, Code Geass, Cowboy Bebop, KEKKAISHI). Kawahara entered the first novel in the series into ASCII Media Works’ 15th Dengeki Novel Prize in 2008 and won the Grand Prize. ACCEL WORLD has also inspired a popular manga series and several video games.

For more information on ACCEL WORLD and other animated titles from VIZ Media please visit www.VIZAnime.com/accelworld

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