Tag: Comic Books

 

by Daniel Pickett
January 11, 2013
Timonium, MD – Diamond Comics Distributors announced today that Diamond Select Toys ranked first among all collectable toy manufacturers in sales to the comic book specialty market for the year 2012.  The ranking was based on toy sales to over 3,500 comic book shops and specialty stores serviced by DCD, primarily in North America. DST’s…

 

by Daniel Pickett
January 9, 2013
I don’t always post comic book news to the front page, but this project is written by our old friend (and Toy Fare Editor) Justin Aclin!  Behold!   JANUARY 9, MILWAUKIE, OR–Following up on last week’s Kickstarter launch of Spicy Horse’s upcoming ARPG, Akaneiro: Demon Hunters, Spicy Horse Studios and Dark Horse Comics announce that…

 

by Daniel Pickett
January 9, 2013
Sad news for the comic and pop culture industry.  After 42 years of publishing, CBG aka Comic Buyers Guide will cease publication with their March 2013 issue.  This issue is already “put to bed” so there will not be any tribute or special edition to mark the passing of this industry giant.  The announcement is…

 

by Daniel Pickett
December 7, 2012
Visit www.comixology.com every day to find out what the new free comic is during comiXology’s Twelve Days of Gifting! December 7th, 2012 – New York, New York – ComiXology, the revolutionary digital comics platform available across the iPhone, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire, Windows 8 and the Web, is getting into the holiday spirit this year…

 

by Daniel Pickett
November 25, 2012
This past week I got an email from Jared Z. about a kickstarter figure campaign that will appeal to fans of the Eaglemoss metal figures, the Golden Age of comics and fans of the weird: This is a figurine of an offbeat Golden Age character called Stardust the Super Wizard, originally created by the infamous…

 

by Daniel Pickett
November 19, 2012
For 72 hours, Dark Horse Digital will offer 153 single-issue Star Wars comics for $100! A savings of over $370! November 16, MILWAUKIE, OR—Dark Horse Comics is rocking Black Friday madness with a very exclusive limited offer to its digital comics readers… Feast your optic sensors on this year’s Black Friday MegaBundle: Next weekend only,…

 

by Daniel Pickett
October 8, 2012
Do you have what it takes to be voted #1 in a costume contest? Enter in one of 13 categories! If so, you’ll want to enter your best costume in the new photo contest dubbed—The Greatest Halloween Costume Contest Ever!— sponsored by Halloween ComicFest, a celebration of the month-long October Halloween events at your local…

 

by Daniel Pickett
October 3, 2012
The Battle Beasts have invaded San Francisco in the pages of IDW’s comic book mini-series, and now they’re invading Zoo York! Diamond Select Toys will hold a Battle Beasts signing at their booth at New York Comic-Con with Brooklyn-based artist Ulises Farinas, the artist behind the wraparound cover (and the SDCC exclusive cover) for Battle…

 

by Daniel Pickett
August 19, 2012
After years of planning, Diamond Select Toys has opened up pre-orders for their first series of Battle Beasts Minimates! Appearing in the September issue of Previews, the first series of specialty figures will follow the IDW Publishing comic book mini-series, with characters and color schemes that will only be found at comic shops and specialty…

 

by Daniel Pickett
August 16, 2012
This September, the world of Minimates will be invaded by zombies! The first series of Minimates based on the Walking Dead comic book by Robert Kirkman is scheduled to hit in September, and Diamond Select Toys is already hard at work on the second series, slated for a November release. Like the first assortment, every…

 

by Daniel Pickett
August 16, 2012
The gang at Robot Chicken takes on the DCU!  This new special featuring the Justice League, the Legion of Doom and so much more, airs September 9th on Cartoon Network.  

 

by Daniel Pickett
August 16, 2012
One month ago, the world was introduced to the world of the Battle Beasts, ferocious animal warriors from space who have descended on Earth for reasons unknown. Well, Issue 2 of the IDW Publishing mini-series arrives in comic shops this week, and we begin to learn the answers to some of our questions, as well…

 

by Daniel Pickett
August 12, 2012
We at AFi are saddened by the loss of Comic Book legend Joe Kubert Eric “Cornboy Mayse wrote on his facebook page: Without Joe Kubert and the Joe Kubert School of Cartoon & Graphic Art there might never have been a Four Horsemen Toy Design Studios. That’s not to say that the other three Four…

 

by Daniel Pickett
August 1, 2012
Up next:  Commander X will take to the skies in a cross-over comic with Captain Midnight PORTLAND, MAINE (July 31, 2012) Return to the Golden Age of high adventure with Commander X in three tales featuring giant monsters, robots, mystery and action.  The stories in this 40 page, full color comic book are told in…

 

by Daniel Pickett
July 18, 2012
Landmark issue was best-selling first printing in 15 years Berkeley, CA – July 18, 2012 — Coming off a whirlwind release day the week of Comic-Con International and supported by special events at comic book stores around the country, THE WALKING DEAD #100 by Robert Kirkman and Charlie Adlard will receive a second printing after…

 

by Daniel Pickett
July 6, 2012
Special, limited edition collects first 48 issues Berkeley, CA – July 3, 2012 — Fans of THE WALKING DEAD got a sneak peek at the hardcover edition of THE WALKING DEAD Compendium, Volume One at Emerald City Comicon in March, and now they’ll get a second chance to purchase one of the coveted tomes at…

 

by Daniel Pickett
June 13, 2012
KÀ #1 Released to Fans at Comic-Con International in San Diego 2012 LAS VEGAS — KÀ by Cirque du Soleil, the spectacular production at MGM Grand Las Vegas, and Marvel Custom Solutions team up to tell the story of this acclaimed live production through an all-new, collectible comic book.  KÀ #1 will debut at the…

 

by Daniel Pickett
May 29, 2012
Featuring CMX-HD Capabilities and Better Discoverability May 29th, 2012 – New York, NY — Image Comics, one of the largest comics publishers in the United States, and comiXology, the world’s largest digital comics platform, announced today the newly upgraded Image Comics iOS App, bringing the critically acclaimed 3.1 version of their app to fans of…

 

by Daniel Pickett
May 25, 2012
If you’re looking for new digital comics to read over the long Memorial Day weekend we’ve got just the book for you. The first chapter of the new, digital-first series AME-COMI GIRLS will be released on Monday, May 28. AME-COMI GIRLS is based on the best-selling product line from DC Collectibles that brings the distinct…

 

by Daniel Pickett
May 22, 2012
Back in April DC Entertainment announced the rebirth of DC Direct as the new DC Collectibles and the news that they would be expanding into an on-line shop.   They also announced they would launch that e-commerce site with a pair of exclusives in May- a Sinestro bust and a Flashpoint action figure boxed set.   May…

 

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