Forbidden Panel

 

Happy Irish-People Appreciation Month!

2011 is in full swing and Semantink has plenty of big news in this, the month of St. Patrick. We’ve got new writers and artists in the pipeline, we’re prepping for our first convention of the year and we’ve got several goodies for you, our beloved fans. Check out our wares and let us know what you think at Info@Semantink.com!

Get AsSIM-Ilated

Everyone here at Semantink is giddy over the premiere of our new title, Sim-I, launching in April. To celebrate, we’ve setup a puzzle game for you to play and get a small taste of what’s to come. For the first few people to conquer this puzzle we’ve even got some prizes! Head over to www.asSim-Ilate.com and try it out!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

On Sale Now:
The Undergrounds Volume 1
After an incredible first year, the first season of The Undergrounds is officially over — don’t worry, we’re just recharging for season 2.  Help us out and pre-order the soon-to-be-available trade paperback containing all of the first year’s glory (you’ll save $2)!  Get your copy now in the Semantink store.

 

 

 

 


Variant Covers

On Thursday, March 17th, catch the latest episode of our monthly podcast, Variant Covers! Join hosts Christopher Henderson and Benjamin Glibert as they delve into the latest in comics, movies, pop-cuture and more!  Our March session will feature an interview with former Wildstorm artist Joel Gomez, a review of The Wizard of Oz from 4-color virgin, Knuckle-Chucker, and a rundown of the latest movie offerings courtesy of Moscha, Man of the World!

 

Lets MeetUpMeetup group logo!
Semantink is proud to sponsor not one but two MeetUp events for comic book fans every month in San Diego. If you live in Southern California (or are visiting for a few days from parts unknown) join us for the Comic Savvy on the first Thursday and third Sunday of each month to chat about comics, movies, pop culture, or whatever else gets your nerd-motor running. This month our meetups will be on Thursday, February 3th and Sunday, February 20th.

Milanos Coffee: Home of our Sunday Meetup.

The CoffeeBean & Tea Leaf: Home of our Thursday Meetup (Wednesday this month — 3/1/11).

 

 

Meet the Middleman!

GREAT NEWS!  Semantink just slated their first release fo 2012! We know it’s a ways off, but we’re just to excited to keep this to ourselves.  This noir(ish) detective story filled with demons, angels and a very angry succubs is going to rock worlds.  Learn even more about this kick ass new title in the press release here.

 

 

Wonderful Wondercon!

This April 1st-3rd, Semantink will be headed up the coast to attend the first CCI event of the year, Wondercon! Even though we won’t be exhibiting this year, keep an eye out for the daily wrap-up of the convention in our blog section, and if you happen to be attending, let us know! We can hang out and rap comics, movies, or whatever else makes your heart sing.

 

 

Undergrounds takes a break!

The UNDERGROUNDS , our free weekly webcomic, is taking a break for a few months in order to collect ourselves for the newest season to be unveiled in May!  While we’re busy pounding away on the newer comedical musings, why don’t you pre-order the season one TPB?  You can get it here for $2 off th cover price!  What a deal!

 

 

Check out Semantink Publishing at their home page and Facebook. We love these guys!

 

 

 

March 4-6

Booths #402 and #502

DON’T MISS THE EXCLUSIVE
INTERLOCKING STAN LEE TRYPTIC
MADE UP OF STARBORN #3
THE TRAVELER #4 & SOLDIER ZERO #5

AND REMEMBER TO
GET YOUR OWN CUSTOM
“GET-A-SKETCH” COVER
EXCLUSIVE TO EMERALD CITY COMICON!

BOOM! STUDIOS GUESTS INCLUDE:
Eisner & Harvey Award-nominated
IRREDEEMABLE & INCORRUPTIBLE’s Mark Waid
STAN LEE’S STARBORN’s Chris Roberson
IRREDEEMABLE’S Peter Krause
DARKWING DUCK comic series artist James Silvani
28 DAYS LATER’s
Michael Alan Nelson
MUPPET SNOW WHITE’S Shelli Paroline
DISNEY PIXAR’S CARS & TOY STORY’s Travis Hill
CBGB’S SAM HUMPHRIES
BOOM! Studios Booths #402 & 502

ECCCExclusive Covers
STAN LEE’S STARBORN #3 (Tryptic Cover)
STAN LEE’S THE TRAVELER #4 (Tryptic Cover)
STAN LEE’S SOLDIER ZERO #5 (Tryptic Cover)
DARKWING DUCK #9 “GET-A-SKETCH” Cover
THE MUPPET SHOW #11 “GET-A-SKETCH” Cover
CARS: THE ADVENTURS OF TOW MATER #4 “GET-A-SKETCH” Cover

 

 

SCHEDULED SIGNINGS & PANELS
Friday, March 4, 2011

All Day Signing – 28 DAYS LATER writer Michael Alan Nelson

All Day Sketching – DARKWING DUCK artist James Silvani, MUPPET artist Shelli Paroline and CARS artist Travis Hill

3:00 PM – 4:00 PM Mark Waid, Peter Krause, Chris Roberson signing

6:00 PM – 7:00 PM Mark Waid, Peter Krause, Chris Roberson signing

Saturday, March 5, 2011

All Day Signings – 28 DAYS LATER writer Michael Alan Nelson

All Day Sketching – DARKWING DUCK artist James Silvani, MUPPET artist Shelli Paroline and CARS artist Travis Hill

11:00 AM – 12:00PM Mark Waid, Peter Krause and Chris Roberson signing

2:00 PM – 3:00 PM Mark Waid, Peter Krause and Chris Roberson signing

3:00 PM – 4:00 PM BOOM! Studios: Big. Bold. BOOM! in 2011Panel — Room 4C3-4

4:00 PM- 5:00 PM CBGB’s signing with Sam Humphries

5:00 PM – 6:00 PM Mark Waid, Peter Krause and Chris Roberson signing
Sunday, March 6, 2011

All Day Signings –28 DAYS LATER writer Michael Alan Nelson

All Day Sketching – DARKWING DUCK artist James Silvani, MUPPET artist Shelli Paroline and CARS artist Travis Hill

11:00 PM – 12:00 PMMark Waid, Peter Krause and Chris Roberson signing

2:00 PM – 3:00 PMMark Waid, Peter Krause and Chris Roberson signing

 

More at BOOM! Studios.

“HAPPINESS IS A WARM BLANKET, CHARLIE BROWN” HARDCOVER

FROM “KABOOM!” TO BE RELEASED MARCH 2011

Adapted From The All-New Animated Special From Warner Home Video

 

February 28, 2010 – Los Angeles, CA – This March, join Charlie Brown, Linus, Snoopy and all your favorite PEANUTS characters as Happiness is a Warm Blanket, Charlie Brown, the very first PEANUTS graphic novel ever published, is released by newly-launched all-ages imprint kaboom! Based on the work by PEANUTS creator Charles M. Schulz himself, this graphic novel is sure to delight a whole new generation of PEANUTS fans!

“We’re honored to publish such a beloved property,” BOOM! Studios Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Ross Richie said. “I can think of no better way to kick-off our new all-ages imprint kaboom! than with the first PEANUTS graphic novel ever published!”

Adapted from the brand new animated special from Warner Home Video, Happiness is a Warm Blanket, Charlie Brown features Charlie Brown’s kite-flying woes, Linus’ insecurities, Lucy’s unrequited love for Schroeder and everyone’s favorite beagle, Snoopy, in a lively and colorful spin through Charles Schulz’s imagination. This 80 page, 7×10, hardcover graphic novel ships this March at the suggested retail price of $19.99 in conjunction with the all-new PEANUTS animated feature of the same name available on DVD from Warner Home Video March 29, 2011.

Happiness is a Warm Blanket, Charlie Brown is written by original creator Charles M. Schulz and adapted by Craig Schulz and Stephan Pastis, with art by Bob Scott, Vicki Scott and Ron Zorman.

“New original PEANUTS comic book content is a tradition that goes pretty far back in comic book publishing,” said BOOM! Studios Editor-in-Chief, Matt Gagnon. “Dell Comics published ‘Tip Top Comics’ which featured new PEANUTS comic book content created under the guidance of Charles Schulz. ‘Tip Top’ ran from 1936 until 1961, creating well over 40 original PEANUTS stories and countless covers. It’s exciting to be a part of the return of PEANUTS to the comic book format.”

The Happiness is a Warm Blanket graphic novel and DVD dovetails into a larger campaign launched in January when PEANUTS proclaimed 2011 as “The Year of ‘Happiness Is…’”. Throughout the year, the classic PEANUTS concept, which cartoonist Charles M. Schulz coined in 1960 with “Happiness is a Warm Puppy,” will be celebrated with special-themed products, cross-branding partnerships, social media campaigns and nationwide activities.

Launched last week, kaboom! is the brand new name for BOOM! Studios’ three year old all-ages imprint previously known as BOOM Kids! This year sees kaboom! launch with the premiere of the PEANUTS graphic novel, followed closely by an all new original series by fan-favorite Roger Langridge entitled SNARKED! along with Scholastic’s WORD GIRL. Taking over the branding on BOOM!’s current publishing of classic Disney stories, the kaboom! logo will now be gracing other previous BOOM Kids! titles such as Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck, and Uncle Scrooge and fan-favorite DARKWING DUCK, CHIP ‘N’ DALE RESCUE RANGERS and the recently announced DUCKTALES.

About BOOM! Studios
Award-winning “Best Publisher” BOOM! Studios (www.boom-studios.com) generates a constellation of bestselling comic books and graphic novels with the industry’s top talent, including Mark Waid series IRREDEEMABLE, Stan Lee’s SOLDIER ZERO, THE TRAVELER, and STARBORN (the first new series in print from the industry icon in 20 years), new HELLRAISER comics written by Clive Barker as well as 20th Century Fox’s PLANET OF THE APES, 28 DAYS LATER, and DIE HARD, Philip K. Dick’s DO ANDROIDS DREAM OF ELECTRIC SHEEP?, and The Henson Company’s FARSCAPE. BOOM!’s recently rebranded all-ages imprint, kaboom! will see publication of  PEANUTS, SPACE WARPED, Roger Langridge’s SNARKED!, Scholastic’s WORD GIRL and DUCK TALES, as well as continuing to publish fan-favorite Disney Afternoon series DARKWING DUCK, CHIP ‘N’ DALE RESCUE RANGERS along with Disney standards MICKEY MOUSE, DONALD DUCK, UNCLE SCROOGE, and WALT DISNEY’S COMICS AND STORIES.

About PEANUTS WORLDWIDE
The PEANUTS characters and related intellectual property are owned by Peanuts Worldwide LLC, a joint venture owned 80% by Iconix Brand Group, Inc. and 20% by members of the Charles M. Schulz family. Iconix Brand Group, Inc. owns, licenses and markets a growing portfolio of consumer brands including CANDIE’S (R), BONGO (R), BADGLEY MISCHKA (R), JOE BOXER (R), RAMPAGE (R), MUDD (R), LONDON FOG (R), MOSSIMO (R), OCEAN PACIFIC(R), DANSKIN (R), ROCA WEAR(R), CANNON (R), ROYAL VELVET (R), FIELDCREST (R), CHARISMA (R), STARTER (R) and WAVERLY (R). In addition, Iconix owns an interest in the ARTFUL DODGER (R), ED HARDY (R), ECKO (R), MARC ECKO (R), ZOO YORK (R), MATERIAL GIRL(TM), and PEANUTS brands. The Company licenses its brands to a network of leading retailers and manufacturers that touch every major segment of retail distribution from the luxury market to the mass market in both the U.S. and worldwide. Through its in-house business development, merchandising, advertising and public relations departments Iconix manages its brands to drive greater consumer awareness and equity.


HEXED Trade Paperback

Written by Michael Alan Nelson
Drawn by Emma Rios
SC, 112 pgs, FC, SRP: $14.99
ISBN13: 9781608860456
Diamond Code: JAN111034

FIRST TIME IN TRADE PAPERBACK! Blood. Theft. Sex. Magic. The critically acclaimed fan-favorite is now in trade paperback! It’s said there’s no honor amongst thieves. Add to that a thief operating in the occult underground, and it’s a whole different kind of nasty! Luci Jennifer Inacio Das Neves — Lucifer for short — takes a new job that will expose her to the macabre underbelly of the city, and a secret that she’d rather nobody know. By Michael Alan Nelson, the critically acclaimed writer of 28 DAYS LATER and DINGO, and hot new art talent Emma Rios (THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN, RUNAWAYS) and colorist Cris Peter. Special cover by Paul Pope!

 

 

Written by Mark Waid
Drawn by Peter Krause, Diego Barreto
SC, 24pgs, FC, SRP: $3.99
COVER A: Scott Clark
COVER B: Diego Barreto
Diamond Code: JAN111039

The secrets of Survivor’s dead twin brother, Scylla, are revealed! Meanwhile, Plutonian’s off-world imprisonment comes to a climactic and violent turning point when the balance of power shifts. Join us for an issue of psychological terror and ghosts of the past in this continuation of Mark Waid’s Eisner- and Harvey-nominated superhero series that’s breaking all the rules of the genre!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

And more! Check out BOOM! Studios regularly – we do!

Courtney Simmons has been named Senior Vice President of Publicity for DC Entertainment at Warner Bros. Simmons will be based in Burbank and report to John Rood, EVP of Sales, Marketing and Business Development.

In her new role, Simmons will oversee and manage media relations and internal communications for DC Entertainment (DCE) and its executives and be responsible for developing and leading the PR strategy for DC Comics’ portfolio of characters across all media platforms– including key franchises such as Batman, Superman, Green Lantern, Wonder Woman and The Flash – as well as Vertigo Publishing and MAD Magazine. In addition, she will oversee the New York-based DC Entertainment publicity team.

“Courtney is a well-respected and dynamic media relations executive with a proven track record of extraordinary accomplishment in interactive entertainment and consumer publicity,” said Rood. “This is an exciting time at the company as we continue to integrate the DC Comics business, brand and characters throughout Warner Bros. including feature films, video games, television and consumer products. Courtney will work in tandem with our WB colleagues in coordinating communications and publicity across the company and we are thrilled to have her join our senior management team.”

Prior to joining DCE, Simmons was VP of Communications for Disney Interactive Media Group where she oversaw corporate communications, media relations and publicity activities for the interactive entertainment division of The Walt Disney Company. She also served as a communications executive for Sony Online Entertainment (SOE) where she was part of the original PR team that announced the new DC Universe Online video game.

Before SOE she ran media relations and government affairs for The LEGO Group at the LEGOLAND California theme park. Simmons also served as the head of public relations for The Six Flags Theme Park where she led strategic communications and publicity efforts for the Los Angeles-based park.

A longtime advocate for encouraging women toward career paths in the creative and applied arts Simmons was instrumental in creating the G.I.R.L. Scholarship Program that awards college scholarships to women who are looking for careers in the development and production of interactive media. Simmons sits on the Advisory Board of the International Center for the History of Electronic Games at the Strong Museum of Play in New York and was named Top 10 Most Influential Women of MMOs by Beckett Massive Online Gamer in 2009.

She resides in Studio City, CA with her family.

The article can be found here.

Coming to you February 16.2011 from BOOM! Studios, along with many more!

COVER: Sean Phillips

Some call her hero. Some call her villain. She knows herself only as a survivor. But now Selena has come face to face with someone who blames her for the destruction of the Manchester Mansion. Someone consumed with fury. And what he has in store for Selena is worse than anything The Infected could ever do to her. If you loved the 28 DAYS LATER movies, this is the comic book you have to be reading!

Written by Michael Alan Nelson
Drawn by Alejandro Aragon
SC, 24pgs, FC, SRP: $3.99
Diamond Code: DEC100804

COVER A: Trevor Hairsine

COVER B: Kalman Andrasofszk

Stan Lee is joined by Dan Abnett & Andy Lanning on the year’s most exciting new superhero series. In the aftermath of last issue’s epic battle, SOLDIER ZERO finds himself hated by the public, and Stewart finds himself more confused than ever— while a new threat emerges! A perfect jumping on point for new readers as Stan Lee drives SOLDIER ZERO full speed ahead.

Written by Dan Abnett & Andy Lanning

Drawn by Javier Pina
SC, 32 pgs, FC, SRP: $3.99
Diamond Code: DEC100824


More from Boom Studios Here.

Yes, that’s right… we have a Facebook page. Love us! Post pictures! Tell us who you want to see on September 4th! …and stuff

Inland Empire Comic Expo Facebook Page

Written: Kevin Rubio
Art: Alfonso Ruiz
Colors: Garry Henderson
Letters: Troy Peteri

Publication Date: 2011-02-16
Format: Comic, Full Color, 6.5 x 10, Soft Cover, 32 pages
Price: $3.50


For Eric Hoffman, it’s no easy task to convince the world that he’s not the super-villain that his father was. But when a family secret is revealed, it threatens to rock the super-heroing community with a surprising scandal!




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