Apr 062015
 

unnamed (1)MILES AWAY is an action-packed science fiction adventure through the eyes of 16-year-old MAXWELL MILES.

Maxwell is a boy who develops a superhuman ability and gets recruited by a shadowy organization to help them battle evil. But Max wants to discover the location of his missing parents. Aided by trusted companions, Max falls into an interstellar war as he explores his family’s clouded past. Max and his allies meet extraordinary beings with phenomenal abilities while picking up valuable life lessons along the way. As the conflict rises, Max learns that before he can save the universe, he has to learn to save himself from the darkness of his childhood.

The Miles Away story is an adventure of self-discovery where Maxwell Miles learns what it means to have faith in himself in an unstable environment.

Meet author Anthony Montgomery, Wednesday April 8th at 7pm.
Meltdown Comics
7522 Sunset Bl.
Los Angeles, CALIF. 90046 (map)

Apr 032015
 

For immediate release.

Satine Phoenix debuts NEW PRAETORIANS Graphic Novel series at WONDERCON 2015.

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Artist casts herself as main character in New Praetorians.

On April 3rd, 2015 artist, actress & storyteller, Satine Phoenix, will be launching the first book of her Sci-fi graphic novel series “New Praetorians” at WONDERCON. 3 years in the making, New Praetorians is a serialized, female lead sci-fi story of obsession, revenge & redemption starring Satine herself as the lead character Colonel Sienna McKnight. Pick up a book at Booth #1104 at Wondercon, April 3rd, 4th or 5th at the Anaheim Convention Center.

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Colonel Sienna McKnight obsessively pursues her mother’s killer. Her journey of revenge evolves into a fight for the fate of the world and a unique orphan girl.

Sienna must put aside her selfish desires for justice, to fight an evil that has plagued humanity since the dawn of history. Experiments performed on an alien artifact give her and others around the globe exceptional abilities. Sienna and her special ops team must unite with allies she never dreamed of from the sands of the Wandering d

esert of Khorasan, to Geneva, to San Francisco and the outer limits of cold dark matter space. New Praetorians chronicles the struggles, tragedies and triumphs of Colonel Sienna McKnight.

“New Praetorians is full of talent and promise. Phoenix’s gorgeous and edgy artwork combined with Syrus’s larger than life characters are a one-two punch to the brain. A deadly female operative alone behind enemy lines fighting to escape a prison who is essentially a human weapon implanted with alien tech? YES, MORE PLEASE.” – Grant Imahara (Mythbusters)

“The New Praetorians ROCKS!! Take your secret covert super agent group,  a sprinkling of culty procedural television elements with a dash of superhero techno gadgets, then apply Satine Phoenix over all of this, and you get a fun fast-moving adventure!!!” – Jon Schnepp (Metalocalypse, Death of Superman Lives)

“The action scenes are like ripping a band-aid off a scab. It is strange to have a friend for so long and not know they had something this intense inside them. I’m a little more scared of Satine than I used to be.” – Zak Smith (Gravity’s Rainbow, I Hit it With My Axe, Vornheim, A Red and Pleasant Land.)

Brilliant,

eye catching cover art by Jason Shawn Alexander (Hellraiser, Empty Zone, Batman) jasonshawnalexander.com, David Mack (Kabuki, Daredevil, Fightclub) drdavidmrmack.tumblr.com & Stephanie Inagaki stephanieinagaki.com

“We created the story we always wanted to read. A Sci-fi story with a strong Eur-Asian female lead who’s duality (woman & leader) is approached with finesse.” explains Phoenix. “In the world of New Praetorians, aeons of old conflicts and deeply defined characters drive the story towards a shattering finale.”

Boldly captured by the digital inks of artist, co-creator & Academy of Art University SF Alumni Satine Phoenix, New Praetorians V1 #1 features 66 fully colored pages available in print & digital iBook format at NewPraetorians.com. Created by Satine Phoenix & RK Syrus. Written by RK Syrus. Colors by Mack Sutton.

Link to images: https://docs.google.com/file/d/0BzAJkojtsg7OYl9lUGNZMHZlOFk/edit?usp=docslist_api

For a review copy or if you have any questions please contact Matt Mangini at Press@NewPraetorians.com (818) 925-6954

Satine and RK are available for interviews.

Hard Cover Pre-Order Link: http://newpraetorians.com

Direct link to iBook: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/new-praetorians-v1-1/id979741844?mt=11&uo=4

Facebook:  Http://facebook.com/NewPraetorians

Twitter Promotion suggestions:

Check out the NEW #NewPraetorians Sci Fi Graphic Novel Series by @SatinePhoenix & @RKSyrus at newpraetorians.com #TeamNP

The New #SciFi #GraphicNovel series #NewPraetorians, by @SatinePhoenix & @RKSyrus now available on #ibook #Digital https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/new-praetorians-v1-1/id979741844?mt=11&uo=4

Get your #NewPraetorians Graphic Novel series soft cover book, issue 1 at newpraetorians.com #PreOrder. @SatinePhoenix @RKSyrus

 

 

Apr 032015
 

Dan Harmon, Justin Roiland
Signing Rick and Morty #1
at Meltdown Comics on April 12th

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Legendary Meltdown Comics to Host Signing with Show Creators

LOS ANGELES, CA April 2nd, 2015 – Oni Press, Portland’s premier independent comic book publisher, announced today a signing for Rick and Morty #1 at Meltdown Comics with show creators Justin Roiland and Dan Harmon on April 12th at 5 pm.

This will be the first time the show creators sign the comic book adaptation of their hit adult swim show since the first issue’s release on April 1st, 2015. The signing will be hosted by Los Angeles’ mecca for all things comic book, comedy, podcasting and pop-culture related, Meltdown Comics. Dan Harmon’s wildly popular comedy podcast, Harmontown, is recorded on a regular basis in the store’s NerdMelt Showroom and will follow the comic book signing at 8 pm on April 12th.

Rick and Morty is created and executive produced by Dan Harmon (Community, Channel 101) and Justin Roiland (House of Cosbys). After missing for nearly 20 years, Rick Sanchez (Justin Roiland) suddenly arrives at his daughter Beth’s (Sarah Chalke) doorstep looking to move in with her and her family. Beth welcomes him with open arms, but her unremarkable husband Jerry (Chris Parnell) isn’t too thrilled about the tearful reunion as Rick’s arrival serves to shake things up quite a bit around the household. Rick converts the garage into his personal laboratory and gets to work on all sorts of dangerous sci-fi gadgets and contraptions. That wouldn’t be so bad if not for the fact that Rick continues to involve his grandchildren Morty (Roiland) and Summer (Spencer Grammer) in his insane adventures. The newly released comic from Oni Press based on Rick and Morty is written by Zac Gorman (Costume Quest, Magical Game Time), illustrated by CJ Cannon and colored by Ryan Hill (Terrible Lizard, Stumptown, Stringers).

About Meltdown Comics

The mecca for all things comic book, comedy, podcasting and pop-culture related bits, Meltdown hosts a blockbuster line-up of events and programs that in the past have garnered such accolades as “Best of LA” LA Weekly, “Best of LA” LA Magazine, “Best Comedy” LA Weekly, “Top 50 things why LA kicks ass?” LA Weekly, “Best Store” Playboy Magazine, etc.
About Oni Press

Oni Press has been Portland’s premier indie comic book publisher since 1997. Home to a range of rad comics including Scott Pilgrim, The Sixth Gun, Invader Zim, Rick and Morty, Stumptown, Princess Ugg, Letter 44 and The Bunker, Oni Press strives to create comics for you.

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Contacts:

fred@onipress.com

Mar 162015
 

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This Wednesday meet writer Sebastian A. Jones, Lloyd Levin (Producer of Watchmen and Hellboy), Andrew Cosby (Producer of 2 GUNS and co-creator of Eureka)

The Untamed at Meltdown Comics from 7 til 10 pm. 
Published on Mar 9, 2015
“I was given a second chance in death. Vengeance was offered, and I was quick to accept.”

Based on the Stranger Comics Graphic Novel http://bit.ly/UntamedKS, here’s a sneak peek at the pitch animatic done by Film Roman (The Simpsons, Hellboy Animated, Ultimate Spider-Man) for The Untamed Animated TV series, a dark vengeance saga set within a brutal fantasy world. It’s not final animation, just a rough sketch to give an idea of the cinematic mood the series will have. Sean Bean is voicing the lead character. Director: Alex Soto (Ultimate Spider-Man). Producers: Film Roman’s GM Dana Booton (Ultimate-Spiderman, The Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes), Lloyd Levin (Hellboy, Watchmen); Andrew Cosby (Eureka, Two Guns); with Andrew Sugerman (Conviction, Death Sentence); and Untamed writer/creator Sebastian A. Jones (Dusu, I Am Mixed). Concept artist: Tomm Coker (Punisher, Batman, Daredevil), who gave the animatic the same gritty “Frazetta Western” tone that artist Peter Bergting (Baltimore, Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings) and art director Darrell May (Dusu, Pinata) gave to the comic series.

The Untamed Synopsis:

Would you damn yourself to save the ones you love? Hidden within the Desert of the Dying Tree lies a town run by ruthless killers, a growing cancer upon the vast and volatile fantasy world of Asunda. Some say it’s a watering hole for the devil. For one man, it’s a second chance at revenge… and a last chance at redemption.

A Stranger has returned to the brutal Town of Oasis, a violent past haunting his every step. It’s been ten years since his wife and child were on the verge of turning him from wickedness, but they were murdered and so was he. Now, the Stranger has been released from Hell to reap the seven souls responsible. But having little recollection of his former life, he is lost in a sea of faded memories, glimpses of the life that was taken from him coming back in broken shards as he leaves a bloody trail.

Conflict arises when lust for his lover steers him from his path of vengeance, and hate is tempered by the young orphan Niobe, who reminds him of his daughter. She acts as his conscience and ultimately his only hope for salvation.