Thursday, June 21, 2012

First Judge Dredd Trailer Debuts

Lionsgate and DNA Films have released the first full-length trailer for "Dredd" that, if nothing, demonstrates star Karl Urban can deliver the Judge's grim one-liners with a gravelly voice and a steely edge.

Backed by the Skream remix of La Roux's "In For the Kill," the trailer quickly lays out the premise of director Peter Travis' futuristic neo-noir action film: The sprawling, violent futuristic metropolis of Mega-City One is in thrall to Slo-Mo, a new drug that allows users to experience reality at a fraction of its normal speed. One woman, played by "Game of Thrones" star Lena Headey, controls the supply from within a 200-story towering slum in which even the Judges hesitate to enter. And only one man can stop her from taking control of the city: Judge Dredd. Well, Judge Dredd and a rookie assigned to him (Olivia Thirlby).

Based on the "2000AD" character created by John Wagner and Carlos Ezquerra, "Dredd" opens Sept. 21.

Tuesday, June 19, 2012




The KISS Monster book features all the different eras of KISS live, from the early years to the present day.

- Three feet tall and two and half feet wide! As tall as a guitar!

- Each book is carefully handmade in Italy, choose from one of 10 country flags, the sleek and stylish KISS Monster logo edition or the classic KISS Army cover.

- Every signature page is signed by Paul Stanley, Gene Simmons, Tommy Thayer and Eric Singer.

- Signature page has a personal message from KISS to their fans.

Includes photographs that have never been seen before.

Put on your favorite KISS songs, turn up the volume and prepare yourself for the ultimate rock book experience. Page after page of glorious, unseen, giant photographs, stunningly reproduced and hand-bound into the largest rock book ever published.

Prepare for a larger-than-life journey through 40 years of KISS, the greatest rock band in history!

The latest photographic reproduction techniques and high density printing has enabled us to faithfully reproduce the ultimate KISS experience for you to enjoy in the comfort of your own home.

This book is like nothing you have ever experienced!

- KISS have limited the number of books to just 1,000 copies.
- Each book individually numbered and signed by the band.
- Limited edition flag designs – choose yours now!
- An essential addition to any KISS fan’s collection.

Be one of the lucky few to own one, but order quickly before they sell out!


Every single image in this book is beautiful and unique, and each one has been carefully chosen by the band to give you the full ‘KISS live’ experience.


You have to see this book to believe it! Don’t miss out on your chance to own this amazing collector’s item. It’s an investment. It’s a fan’s dream. It’s KISS close-up and personal. Buy it today because tomorrow it may be too late!


Anyone who has experienced a KISS performance knows the bigger, louder and heavier, the better!! And just like the performance, the epic scale of KISS Monster really has to be seen to be believed. The sheer size of the images the book contains means that the level of detail, vibrancy and intimacy is incredible, bringing the KISS experience alive! Some of the close-up photographs are, quite literally, larger than life! this is the closest any fan could ever get to their heroes without an access-all-areas pass.

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Womanthology Organizer Renae De Liz Hospitalized


Renae De Liz, the artist who spearheaded the Womanthology project and drew IDW’s recent The Last Unicorn comic, is recovering in a critical care unit due to an infection in her blood and kidneys, as well as other health issues.

“She has an infection that has spread into her blood and kidneys, as well as pneumonia and some other things we’re worried about, but I don’t want to say anything there until test results are back,” her husband Ray Dillon posted on his blog today. “As of today she’s doing a bit better and we’re told after perhaps a week in the Critical Care Unit she should be mostly recovered. It got really bad and we almost lost her. Been a very rough couple of weeks. We’re behind in work, income, communication, and our nerves are just shot from all this.”

Dillon notes De Liz does not have health insurance, and he has been asked by friends and fans if they can donate money to assist with the “likely $30k or more in medical bills we’re racking up here.” He adds that “right now we don’t have any dire need and there are a lot of people out there who probably do,” comparing their current situation to one where they lost their house a couple of years ago. “We might be paying these medical bills forever, but it’s not the same as needing to raise a certain amount by a certain time to save a house or to have a major operation to save a life or anything like that,” he said.

If you’re inclined to help, he has a donate button set up on his site where you can do so through PayPal. It would also likely help if you bought something from his Amazon store, where you can find several of the projects he (and De Liz) worked on.

From Ray Dillon's blog

Hi, everyone-

Been avoiding saying anything publicly because I didn't want to cause worry prematurely and wanted to make sure I had more information and talked to our immediate family first.

Renae is recovering right now, just very slowly.

She has an infection that has spread into her blood and kidneys, as well as pneumonia and some other things we're worried about, but I don't want to say anything there until test results are back. As of today she's doing a bit better and we're told after perhaps a week in the Critical Care Unit she should be mostly recovered. It got really bad and we almost lost her. :( Been a very rough couple of weeks. We're behind in work, income, communication, and our nerves are just shot from all this. (I can't even think about the likely $30k or more in medical bills we're racking up here with no health insurance and we don't qualify for assistance...)

So, please understand that we're unable to get back to everyone checking in on current or future projects, Womanthology copies, or anything else right now. Please give us 2-3 weeks. I'll do my best during that time, but can't promise to get back to everyone. Renae will likely be in CCU for a week or more, not sure how long she'll be in a recovery room after that. My focus is taking care of her and the kids during this (which I can't do at the same time because Critical Care doesn't allow kids).

I just can't keep up on all these messages right now, but I'll do my best. If you could help by spreading the word so no one out there is getting frustrated by not hearing back from us sooner that would be amazing. Particularly on Womanthology. If you happen to see someone asking about it, please direct them here and to the updates on the Womanthology Kickstarter Updates page, which should answer all questions. Books and other rewards are in process as quickly as we can get them out. Most of them are done! But we're sorry for any delay this might cause, if any. It's mostly out of our hands at this point and just about everything is already on its way to the backers.

So aside from a few pre-scheduled tweets and blogs to keep things running I'll be away from the computer most of the time for right now.

Huge thank you to Stacie Ponder (check out her movies and comics!) for helping with the kids while I visit Renae and to Renae's sister Kimberly De Liz (check out her art!) for offering to fly all the way over here to Maine to help with the kids.

And to everyone who already knows and has offered their support and love and everyone who surely will. Thank you.

Get Well Cards!

Oh, and if anyone wanted to send Get Well cards, flowers, chocolate, or anything like that to Renae that would be so sweet!

You can send to our home:
18 Killdeer Road
Cape Elizabeth, Maine 04107

Or directly to her hospital room:
Attn: Renae Dillon (Patient)
Mercy Hospital - Critical Care Unit
144 State Street
Portland Maine, 04101

(Keep in mind that is the Critical Care Unit so nothing too elaborate,
but once she's in her recovery room you could send real elephants and stuff).
That would make her feel really loved and special (which she is!)


Monday, June 11, 2012



Here's a sneak peek of a few pages from the 1st issue of the KISS Dressed To Kill Comic. The issue will be available in stores late next week!

The KISS comic book will debut at Manhattan Comics & More next Wednesday, June 13 with artist Jamal Igle on hand to sign copies from 6 - 8 PM. Only 100 copies will be autographed.

Manhattan Comics is located at 10 East 23rd Street New York, NY.

Friday, June 8, 2012


From DC

Timed to the one year anniversary of the launch of the historic DC COMICS-THE NEW 52 initiative, DC Comics will introduce 0 month.

In September 2012, DC Comics will release 0 issues—and we don’t mean we aren’t publishing any titles—but what we will be doing is numbering every DC COMICS-THE NEW 52 title #0.

#0s will be stand-alone stories. “Some issues will tell the origins of a character or a team, or in some case where an origin has already been told, they will fill in the blanks in terms of questions readers may have about the New 52 DC Universe,” said Bob Harras, DC Entertainment Editor-in-Chief. “Each of these issues promises to reveal something surprising.”

And debuting at #0 are four new comic book series:

TALON - Co-Writers: Scott Snyder and James Tynion IV. Artist: Guillem March.
Meet Calvin Rose, the only Talon to ever escape the grasp of the Court of Owls. This former assassin of the Court is trying to live a normal life ... but that’s impossible when he’s being hunted by his former masters!

SWORD OF SORCERY – Writer: Christy Marx. Artist: Aaron Lopresti.
Featuring the return of Amethyst, Amy Winston leads a strange life on the road with her mother and resents it. She’s about to learn it’s all been necessary when she discovers she’s the lost princess of Gemworld—and she’s being hunted by her murderous aunt. With a back-up story written by Tony Bedard with art by Jesus Saiz, set in a post-apocalyptic wasteland, the monstrous warrior Beowulf is charged with finding and defeating the evil Grendel.

THE PHANTOM STRANGER - Writer: Dan DiDio. Artist: Brent Anderson.
Spinning out of his recent appearances in JUSTICE LEAGUE and DC’s Free Comic Book Day story, learn more about the true origin of The Phantom Stranger and his connection to the mysterious Pandora.

TEAM SEVEN - Writer: Justin Jordan. Artist: Jesus Merino.
Set in the early days of DC COMICS-THE NEW 52, threads of the entire DC Universe collide. As Superman emerges, so does the world’s counter measures against him and his kind. Team 7 is comprised of Dinah Lance, Amanda Waller, Steve Trevor, John Lynch, Alex Fairchild, Cole Cash and Slade Wilson — and their story will change everything you know about DC COMICS-THE NEW 52.

The four new series will follow with issue #1s in October and other series will resume their numbering.

(Promotional art for BATMAN, INCORPORATED #0)

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