Friday, 7 November 2008
News from Dark Horse Comics!
This has been blatantly copied and pasted from the press releases, it's Friday afternoon and some work that I thought I'd done has come back and bitten me in the rear when I wasn't looking...
Pulp comics sound like just my kind of thing (reading Conan right now) and new 'Terminator' comics can only be a good thing (especially if they're like 'Robocop versus Terminator'!)
Dark Horse to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Terminator with all new comics!
In 1990, at the start of the boom of licensed comics, Dark Horse began publishing Terminator. Now, on the eve of the 25th anniversary of the first Terminator film, Dark Horse is excited to announce the return of all new Terminator material for a whole new generation of fans!
With renewed interest in the property in both television and film, Dark Horse announced today its intent to begin creating new comics for release in conjunction with the film's silver anniversary in 2009.
Rand Marlis, President of Creative Licensing Corporation who represents all Terminator tie-ins, said ”I'm thrilled to be once again working with Dark Horse. They are a superb comic book company and really know the Terminator world. Our prior Dark Horse comics are classics and we look forward to more quality stories and art from the Dark Horse team."
Dark Horse president and publisher, Mike Richardson stated "We've had great success with the ongoing saga of Sarah and John Connor in the past, and the worldwide interest in Terminator has us eager to begin a brand new series picking up where we left off."
The publisher went on to say that the storyline is being developed and the creative team will be announced shortly.
ReelArt Studios Mixes It Up With Sequential Pulp Comics and signs Sales, Marketing and Distribution Deal With Dark Horse Comics
ReelArt Studios has carved out a place in the marketplace amongst of the top producers of collectable statues. Now, the company ventures to move into the publishing world, utilizing an already established relationship with one of comics' top brands.
ReelArt president, Michael Hudson came to Dark Horse with a proposal for a new imprint under the Dark Horse umbrella to transition well known pulp properties into traditional American comics. Fredric Brown's Martians Go Home and Otis Adelbert Kline's Swords of Venus will be the first two properties to receive this treatment. Both properties are licensed directly from the author's estates and will feature contribution from such industry stalwarts as Bruce Jones, Martin Powell, Mike Ploog, Eduardo Barreto and Thomas Yeates. Longtime comics writer and editor, Christopher Mills will serve as Sequential Pulp's Editor-in-.Chief.
The books will be released as full color 22 page stories on a bi-monthly basis. "Our plans at this time are to introduce our line in San Diego next year" states Michael Hudson (ReelaArt’s President). The books will be marketed by Dark Horse Comics as a specialty imprint in late 2009. In addition, Dark Horse Entertainment will represent these projects to Hollywood studios for big screen adaptation.
Dark Horse president Mike Richardson states, "Michael Hudson and ReelArt Studios have produced some of the finest products in the business. We've been very pleased with our existing relationship and are excited by the prospect of expanding our partnership to the printed page. Comic fans are going to see a slate of amazing original projects."