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Wednesday, October 29, 2003

DC COMICS FIRST LOOKS

For covers and four-page previews of DC Comics titles arriving in stores on Wednesday,, Nov. 5, CLICK HERE.

Titles include Superman: Birthright #5, The Authority #7, Y: The Last Man #16, Hawkman #21, Formerly Known as the Justice League #5, Detective Comics #788, JSA: All Stars #7 and Arrowsmith #4.



WAKE THE DEAD SELLS OUT

IDW Publishing announced that its newest hit book, Wake The Dead #1, by Steve Niles and Milx, has sold out. IDW Publishing has rushed a second printing to retailers.

Beau Smith, IDW's VP of Sales and Marketing, said, "I was in daily contact with retailers and distributors from day one of Wake The Deadšs release. Virtually everyone wanted to know if we had more, or were doing another printing. We overprinted, but that stock went quickly. It reminded me of 30 Days Of Night all over again."

Wake The Dead #1's second printing will be accompanied by a special retailer incentive: every 10 copies ordered by any retailer will earn a free 11th, a copy of the first printing with the rare variant cover by Ben Templesmith (30 Days of Night, Dark Days).

Wake The Dead #1 is a 32-page comic book with a cover price of $3.99.



WILDSTORM'S SCOTT DUNBIER PROMOTED

DC Comics has announced that Scott Dunbier has been named Executive Editor -- WildStorm.

"This is a tremendous honor. It's very gratifying to be offered this position," says Dunbier. "I'm excited about the future and all the wonderful, amazing projects that we have in the pipeline."

"I love Scott's passion and love for the medium, and the truly nonstop professionalism and dedication he brings to his job," says WildStorm Editorial Director Jim Lee. "I'm happy his inspirational efforts have been recognized."

Following several years as an original comics art dealer, Dunbier joined WildStorm in 1995 as Special Projects Editor. Two years later, he was named Editor-in-Chief, a title which was changed to Group Editor when WildStorm became a part of DC Comics.

Among the many projects he edits are Alan Moore's America's Best Comics line, as well as Planetary, Arrowsmith and the upcoming Challengers of the Unknown.

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HEDGE KNIGHT MOVES

DB Production announced Wednesday that it will be publishing issues #4-6 of George R. R. Martin's The Hedge Knight through Devil's Due Publishing, as well as a collected edition of issues #1-3.

In addition to The Hedge Knight, DB Pro will also publish its upcoming adaptations of Dragonlance and the writing of fantasy/sci-fi authors Tad Williams, Raymond E. Feist, and Robert Silverberg through the new publisher.

"We're incredibly thrilled to work with Devil's Due as the comic book industry begins to shift and re-align itself," said Sean Jordan, managing editor for DB Pro. "DB Production has already developed a great reputation for bringing fantasy readers back into the industry, just as Devil's Due continues to demonstrate its reputation for well-crafted, high quality books."

Plans are already underway for the January release of Dragonlance #1, a book adapted from the novel The Legend of Huma˛ by Richard A. Knaak. A tentative schedule has DB Pro releasing Robert Silverberg's The Majipoor Chronicles: The Seventh Shrine, Raymond E. Feist's The Wood Boy, and Tad Williams's The Burning Man in the late winter/early spring of 2004.

"It's all about momentum," said Ernst Dabel, Editor-in-Chief of DB Pro. "The Hedge Knight has kicked us off to a great start, but wešre not content to sit still. By the time The Hedge Knight wraps up, we hope to have six or seven other books readers can pick up and move on to."

"I want to stress that we are not leaving Image," said Les Dabel, New Business Director and Vice President for DB Production. "We still have a great working relationship with Jim Valentino and the rest of the staff there, and we plan to continue publishing our original books like Legacy through Image at this time."

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CABLE/DEADPOOL DELAYED

Marvel Comics' Cable/Deadpool series has been delayed to March launch, writer Fabian Nicieza told The Continuum.

"No conspiracy or nothing, Marvel wanted Mark Brooks to work on some special project, so rather than replace him on CDP or have two artists draw one arc, they pushed CDP back to accomodate him," Nicieza told The Continuum.

The series will feature covers by Rob Liefeld.

Nicieza has also been working on some film projects, and details should be coming soon.

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BRIEFLY

  • UPN will commemorate Halloween on Friday by broadcasting the first Blade movie.

  • Coming Thursday: Marvel news -- and much more!!!



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