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PRESS RELEASE:  MILWAUKIE, OR—This August, Dark Horse remembers an animation legend and his works with The Art of Satoshi Kon.

A director who blazed a brilliant animation career before his tragic passing in 2010, Kon is immortalized in this special hardcover volume that covers the whole of his incredible career. Encompassing everything from illustrations for his movies Perfect Blue, Tokyo Godfathers, Millennium Actress, and Paprika and his television series Paranoia Agent, to his manga, commercial art, and more, The Art of Satoshi Kon is an oversized, 136-page tribute to a master of anime filmmaking.

Including a special appreciation from Darren Aronofsky, The Art of Satoshi Kon celebrates a lifetime of Kon’s work, including several little-known and incomplete projects.

The Art of Satoshi Kon retails for $29.99 and can be preordered from Amazon.comBarnes & Noble, andIndieBound.

Also available: Satoshi Kon’s: Opus Amazon | Barnes & Noble | IndieBound

Available for Preorder: Seraphim: 266613336 Wings Amazon | Barnes & Noble | IndieBound

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MILWAUKIE, OR—Hot off the success of The Art of The Last of Us and The Art of Naughty Dog, Dark Horse Comics and Naughty Dog are launching The Art of the UNCHARTED Trilogy in April 2015.

A breathtaking, comprehensive exploration into the critically acclaimed UNCHARTED™ video game franchise, The Art of the UNCHARTED Trilogy offers a detailed look at the art of one of the most exciting game series of this generation. Filled with never-before-seen art from Naughty Dog spanning UNCHARTED: Drake’s Fortune™, UNCHARTED 2: Among Thieves™, and UNCHARTED 3: Drake’s Deception™, with insightful commentary from the games’ creators, this epic volume is an incredible opportunity to own a piece of UNCHARTED history.

“With each UNCHARTED game we make we strive to set a new bar for video game art, design, and tech,” said Erick Pangilinan, art director at Naughty Dog. “This book is an inside look at our creative process, the technology, and the artistry that goes into making Nathan Drake’s adventures come to life. Fans of the series and art in general will find many hidden treasures in this book.”

Available in April, The Art of the UNCHARTED Trilogy retails for $39.99 and can be preordered now fromAmazonBarnes & Noble, and IndieBound.

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May is still a ways away, but Marvel cannot wait to show you what they’ve got to offer for Free Comic Book Day. Yes, FREE Comic Book Day is that wonderful event where, once a year, you can walk into your favorite comic shop, demand free products, and not be laughed at and/or arrested! Marvel’s throwing down with Secret Wars #0 and All New, All Different Avengers FCBD. Full press release follows, and let us know which you’re more excited to pick up in the comments below!
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Relive the Entire SECRET WARS LIVE KICKOFF!

Posted: January 22, 2015 by Matt Peters in Comic Books, Comic News
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Did you miss the game-changing announcements from Marvel’s Secret Wars press conference? Fear not! We have it right here in its entirety. Let us know what you are most excited to see in the comment section below!

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I’ve been addicted to the new WWE Immortals mobile game from NetherRealm Studios for the past few days. It’s part WWE and part Injustice: Gods Among Us. What’s not to love? Check it out on iTunes or Google Play, and join me in hoping that a full console version is announced soon! (Press release below)

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Title: The Twilight Zone: Shadow & Substance #1
Publisher: Dynamite Entertainment
Written by: Mark Rahner
Artwork by: Edu Menna
Reviewed by: Meli Kirk
Rating: 3 out of 5

William Gaunt is a writer who’s been invited back to his hometown to do a book signing in the store he hung out in as a kid. When he gets there, he finds that nothing has changed since he was a kid… but not because the town’s kept it’s charm, but because he’s been transported back in time, and has just had a run in with his 13 year old self. Now he has to find out why he’s back so that he can move forward.

As a fan of the Twilight Zone, this definitely puts me back in the mind of the old TV Show; and on the flipside, I feel like this has been done before for that very reason. It’s a storyline we’ve all seen before: Man on the verge of a midlife crisis sent back in time to deal with his younger self and change his mistakes. But at what cost? I did really enjoy the detailed artwork in this issue; but that’s where it ended. Since this is only the first issue, i’m interested to see if they will throw an unexpected plot twist, or will it stay stuck in the past, much like the main character. Guess we’ll have to wait and see.

You can find this, and other Dynamite Entertainment issues, at your local comic and book retailer.

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REDMOND, Wash – January 15, 2015 – Minecraft players can soon bring the characters of Springfield to life in fully-textured, cubic glory when Twentieth Century Fox Consumer Products and Xbox launch THE SIMPSONS content packs for Minecraft Xbox 360 and Xbox One editions. Scheduled for release in late February 2015, the downloadable pack will include the entire Simpsons family—Homer, Marge, Bart, Lisa and Maggie— plus 19 of Springfield Elementary School’s beloved characters from the Emmy Award-winning animated show and the longest-running scripted show in television history. Read the rest of this entry »

The Official Poster For C2E2 2015 Has Been Unveiled

Posted: January 15, 2015 by Matt Peters in Comic News, Events
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PRESS RELEASE: The exclusive C2E2 poster has been unveiled featuring Captain America, Iron Man and Thor from Marvel’s Avengers NOW! battling Ultron against a pastel backdrop of the Chicago skyline. The image, created for the Show by Ryan Stegman, will be given away at all C2E2 events leading up to the Show and local comic book stores in the Midwest area. A signed poster will be included in sold out VIP packages this year.

Don’t miss Ryan Stegman at C2E2 2015. This Spotlight Comic Guest will be hanging out in Artist Alley all weekend long!