Marvel is pleased to present your first look at Tron: Original Movie Adaptation #1, from acclaimed author Peter David and rising star artist Mirco Pierfederici along with covers by Greg Land and a stunning variant cover by Salvador Larocca! In anticipation of Walt Disney Pictures' 3D high-tech adventure, TRON: LEGACY, in theaters on Dec. 17, 2010, Marvel Comics is proud to bring to you a stunning new visualization of the original TRON film. Learn the secrets of the Tron Universe. Discover its cast of dynamic characters. Witness the events of the legendary film in an all-new comic event with Tron: Original Movie Adaptation #1!

WRITTEN BY: Peter David

PENCILED BY: Mirco Pierfederici

COVER BY: GregLand

VARIANT COVER BY: Salvador Larocca

Rated A  $3.99


October 8, 2010, MILWAUKIE, OR–Today at New York Comic Con, the publisher that revolutionized creator-owned comics announced a new and ambitious digital publishing plan that’s set to do the same for sequential storytelling in the digital medium! By creating and managing its own digital publishing program—the Dark Horse Bookshelf app—Dark Horse Comics has eliminated third party fees on its digital editions. Not only will readers be able to enjoy Dark Horse comics at lower prices, but comic creators will receive a greater percentage of each digital sale. In short, readers pay less for their comics and creators make more money.

“We are excited by the opportunities offered through this new channel of distribution,” Dark Horse president and publisher Mike Richardson said. “The comics and graphic novels published by Dark Horse will now reach more readers than ever, while creating new customers for traditional brick and mortar stores.”

The Dark Horse Bookshelf app will be available on iPad, iPod Touch and iPhone. Comics can also be purchased and read on modern web browsers at the Dark Horse Digital Store.  Launching in January 2011 with comics priced at $1.49 per issue—50 cents lower than the industry standard—the Dark Horse Bookshelf app will be available for download from the iTunes Store and online at To drive customers to brick and mortar retailers, the app and Web site will also include links to local comic shops.

Launching with over 150 titles including Dark Horse’s wildly popular horror anthology Creepy, Mike Mignola’s Hellboy and B.P.R.D., Joss Whedon’s Fray and Serenity, Felicia Day’s The Guild, BioWare’s Mass Effect, Robert E. Howard’s Conan, Gerard Way’s Umbrella Academy, Eric Powell’s The Goon and many more, the pricing at the Dark Horse Digital Store offers readers unprecedented value. While single-issue comics will be available at the low price point of $1.49, Dark Horse will also offer an extensive list of free introductory #1 issues. The Dark Horse Digital Store’s comic bundles will group together story arcs spanning multiple issues into easily affordable packages, allowing readers to get the three or four issues that comprise a complete narrative at manageable prices from $2.99 to $5.99. Starting in February 2011, some Dark Horse titles will feature synchronized release in both the digital and print formats.

Dark Horse also has a plan in place that will allow retailers at comic shops and bookstores to offer readers exclusive digital content through the Dark Horse Digital Store. The specifics of this plan will be announced at a later date.

To celebrate the announcement of the Dark Horse Bookshelf app, Dark Horse Comics is offering eight of its current digital comic apps completely free throughout the weekend. Comics enthusiasts can head to the iTunes store and download free copies of Dark Horse’s current SerenityBeasts of BurdenB.P.R.D.ConanFrayTroublemakerUmbrella Academy andTerminator: 2029 apps.
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BOOM! Studios proudly adds MyDigitalComics as another venue to bring you some of the finest, award-winning BOOM! Studios comics digitally this fall. Take your digital comics anywhere as MyDigitalComics offers BOOM! Studios' comics online through MyDigitalComics new page flipper format that fans everywhere can read on a either Mac or PC! MyDigitalComics now makes it easier than ever to read your favorite BOOM! Studios titles!

MyDigitalComics launches its partnership with BOOM! today with some of BOOM!’s most recent top-selling comics, such as 28 DAYS LATER, DIE HARD, the Eisner Award-nominated graphic translation of Philip K. Dick’s DO ANDROIDS DREAM OF ELECTRIC SHEEP?, as well as BOOM!’s bestselling original Mark Waid penned Eisner and Harvey Award-nominated IRREDEEMABLE, companion series INCORRUPTIBLE, and supernatural thriller THE UNKNOWN among a host of others.

All BOOM! Studios single issue digital comics are priced at $1.99 with the first half of each series’ first issue available to download for free.



The Adult Swim Shop ( is heading to the big city this weekend, where it will be peddling its wares at New York Comic Con at the Jacob Javits Center from Friday, October 8 through Sunday, October 10. Located at booth #1761, the shop will feature 45 unique and outlandish products for sale at the con, for fans’ purchasing pleasure. Key items available for sale include:

  • Must-have, squishy plush based on fans’ favorite Squidbillies characters will make their debut at the con. Do you love the foul-mouthed hillbilly squids from the north Atlanta mountains? Then these first-of-their-kind plushies are for you! Available for $40 per set, make sure you put aside some cash for your very own set of Early and Sheriff or Rusty and Granny.
  • What’s a show about toys without toys of its own? Our thoughts exactly. Building on the ridiculous success of the “Convention Nerd” debut at San Diego Comic Con this summer, fans of Robot Chicken can add two new figures to their collection as the Mad Scientist and Action Robot (complete with thrusting motion and its very own washing machine) from Jazwares’ all new Robot Chicken toy line will be available for sale at the Adult Swim booth for $15 each.
  • You know what your life is missing? A Brock Samson bobble head. Don’t worry, the Adult Swim shop has you covered. Stop by the booth to pick up Bif Bang Pow!’s bobble heads based on some of the most popular characters from The Venture Bros. including The Monarch, Dr. Mrs. The Monarch and Dr. Orpheus along with Brock, each available for $15.

Those are some of the highlights, but rest assured, there are many other items to choose from at the Adult Swim booth. Be sure to stop by and peruse the 45 different products available for sale, including t-shirts, ski masks, giant gummy bears, wallets and more. Armed with this outstandingly creative and essential line-up of products, you know what to do. Roll your quarters, get an advance on your allowance – whatever it takes to get there and get your grubby little hands on these must haves. See you this weekend.


Where does a promising comics writer find the perfect artist? Where does a talented comics artist find the right script to illustrate? The answer may be at the Alternative Press Expo (APE), the country’s largest alternative and independent comics convention, being held on Saturday, October 16 and Sunday, October 17 at The Concourse Exhibition Center (635 8th Street, San Francisco).

APE today announced its Comics Collaboration Connection, an initiative matching writers and artists with their creative counterparts. In two-hour sessions split into 15-minute rotations, writers and artists can talk one-on-one with potential collaborators about each other’s ideas and skills. Those interested in furthering the conversation with a particular artist or writer can place their contact info (name and email address) in an envelope supplied for each participant.

“Many of those who attend APE each year are budding comics creators,” commented David Glanzer, director of marketing and public relations for the Alternative Press Expo. “It is our hope that this new program will foster working relationships that will benefit those creators and, ultimately, their audience.”
For Saturday’s session (4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.), writers will be stationed at large tables while artists rotate through. On Sunday (3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.), the roles reverse. Those interested may register in advance by emailing, with “APE Comics Collaboration Connection” in the subject line. Registrants are asked to indicate if they are writers seeking artists or vice versa. Registration will also be accepted onsite. (Please note: All participants in APE’s Comics Collaboration Connection must purchase a single-day ($10) or two-day ($15) membership to APE).

More information on the Comics Collaboration Connection, along with new details on attendee pre-registration, is available at . The APE 2010 programming and workshops schedule, which includes presentations on the history of the Bay Area Comics Scene, an Indie Comics Survival Guide and advice for aspiring comics creators, is also now live on the site.


Fans can’t miss the debut of one the most anticipated comic series this year available both in stores and in the Marvel Comics App the same day, ULTIMATE COMICS THOR #1! From the superstar creative team of Jonathan Hickman and Carlos Pacheco, the origin of Ultimate Thor is finally revealed! Go back to the beginning and witness the debut of the Odinson and the Warriors Three as they combat a shadowy threat masterminded by the dreaded Baron Zemo.
Here's your official list of comic books, hitting the Marvel Comics app on October 8, 2010. Now fans can experience their favorite Marvel heroes bursting into action on your iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch! With a wide array of titles already available there is something for everyone! Stay tuned each week for a brand new list of Marvel releases so that you'll never miss your favorite heroes in action!
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Here's your official list of comic books, hitting the Marvel Comics app on October 8, 2010.

Available In Stores And On The Marvel Comics App:


Digital Comics On-Sale:

(Invincible Iron Man #14-19)
(Marvel Knights Spider-Man #5-8)
(Loki #1-4)
(Young Avengers #7-12)
(X-Force #7-11)
(Ultimate Fantastic Four #19-20, Annual #1)
(X-Men: Original Sin #1, X-Men Legacy #217-218, Wolverine: Origins #28-30)

FREE This Week On The App:


Come support Free Expression, the 2010 LIBERTY ANNUAL, and mingle with the greatest talents in comics, at the CBLDF’s NYCC Welcome Party, presented by Image Comics & The Beat this Thursday at The Village Pourhouse Restaurant Row! We'll have special gifts, copies of the Liberty Annual and special open bar bracelets! Come out and support the CBLDF!

Starting at 8 p.m., this event is free and open to everyone! With a suggested donation of $10 or more, you will receive a special gift bag, full of goodies from Image Comics & CBLDF! In addition to great gifts, an open bar will be available for donations of $30 and $50. Preordering bracelets is strongly encouraged, as we'll have a very small quantity of them at the door. For information on Open Bar bracelets, please visit: The Village Pourhouse is conveniently located near the Jacob Javitz Convention Center and always provides an excellent time with a fun atmosphere.

Start your New York Comic Con off right by celebrating with the CBLDF, Image Comics, and The Beat. The CBLDF’s NYCC Welcome Party will feature surprise guest artists from the pages of CBLDF's LIBERTY ANNUAL 2010, as well as a chance to meet comics’ best creators, insiders, and fellow fans, in a star-spangled festival of good comics and free speech!

What: CBLDF’s NYCC Welcome Party, presented by Image Comics, The Beat, and the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund!

When: Thursday, October 7, from 8 to 10 p.m.

Where: Village Pourhouse Restaurant Row – 366 W. 46th St.

Who: Anyone who is 21 and over – IDs will be checked!

Why: Support Free Speech, Mingle With Top Creators, and Enjoy Free Food and Great Gifts!?

The CBLDF’s NYCC Welcome Party is also a terrific opportunity to become a member of the Fund or to renew existing memberships. You can also visit our website to become a member, or support the Fund by shopping at our Web Store. (If you cannot attend the party, please visit your Local Comic Shop to pick up a copy of the 2010 LIBERTY ANNUAL, available 10/6 and featuring some of the most talented creators working today!)


Claudio Sanchez, musical mastermind behind hit rock group Coheed and Cambria and creator of THE AMORY WARS and KILL AUDIO comic series, lands at New York Comic Con 2010 with armloads of exclusives and special guests to rock NYCC for the 4th consecutive year!

THE AMORY WARS: IN KEEPING SECRETS OF SILENT EARTH: 3 VOLUME 1, collecting the first four issues of the sci-fi epic series, arrives at New York Comic Con 2010 along with a very special NYCC 2010 variant cover of issue #5 with art the by the sensational Mr. Sheldon!

Don't miss Claudio Sanchez and acclaimed co-writer Peter David as they sign copies of THE AMORY WARS along with KILL AUDIO co-creators Chondra Echert and Mr. Sheldon!:

Where: The Cultyard Booth #2575
When: Friday, October 8th – 5pm
Saturday, October 9th – 3pm

Published by BOOM! Studios, THE AMORY WARS: IN KEEPING SECRETS OF SILENT EARTH: 3 chronicles the life of Coheed and Cambria Kilgannon and their family as they battle against the murderous dictator Wilhelm Ryan in an intergalactic war that spans the vast reaches of space.

THE AMORY WARS comic series, as well as the prequel story, sci-fi novel YEAR OF THE BLACK RAINBOW were both authored by Sanchez, with the help of Peter David, best-selling author of over seventy novels and a thousand comic books. Peter is best known for his STAR TREK: THE NEW FRONTIER novels, his award-winning twelve year run on THE INCREDIBLE HULK, and his creator-owned comic series FALLEN ANGEL.


Top Cow Productions, Inc announced today their plan to make a digital copy of the special anniversary issue of their flagship title Witchblade FREE with every copy sold through participating retailers.

Witchblade #144 marks the fifteenth anniversary of Top Cow’s premiere title about a new kind of comic heroine. To celebrate this landmark and usher Witchblade into a new age of comics, Top Cow and Wowio have teamed up to offer a free digital copy of this issue with each physical copy sold. Participating retailers will receive download codes to distribute with each copy they sold which can then be downloaded.

“An anniversary like this one was something that we wanted to throw the kitchen sink at,” exclaimed the Director of Sales and Marketing Atom! Freeman. “So, not only have we put together a special anniversary issue with origin story, pinups and more, but we wanted to make sure that our digital readers also got a crack at it during the first 4 weeks.”

“Our partners in comics retail make this and the previous 15 years of Witchblade possible. So, not only will they be the exclusive place to receive one of these download codes, but we are then going to give participating retailers a credit toward future Top Cow inventory for every download credited to them by the fan.”

All fans need to do to receive their digital copy of Witchblade #144 on the same day as they purchase the physical copy is to log on to with a code available exclusively at participating retailers. The digital version of Witchblade #144 will be available for sale from digital distribution sources one month later.

Top Cow will be releasing details for retailers wishing to participate in this landmark event later this month.

“"Top Cow is a leading-edge player for the comics/GN space. This looks like a brilliant blend of digital delivery with bricks and mortar support.” says Wowio CEO Brian Altounian.

Witchblade #144 is currently available for preorder at fine comic shops worldwide.


Celebrated designer and illustrator RIAN HUGHES first explored the possibilities of Adobe Illustrator's vector drawing tools with "On the Line," a unique newspaper strip written by Rick Wright that ran in The Guardian, one of the United Kingdom's largest daily newspapers. This December, the strip gets its first-ever collection with ON THE LINE, a gorgeous new hardcover from Image Comics.

With ON THE LINE, Hughes forged a modern design-savvy approach that still tips the hat to classic UPA cartoons and the angular work of Gene Dietch. Bold, graphic and expressive, this collection brings together every strip for the very first time, including some unpublished rarities, in a neat hardback designed by Hughes in a pocket-sized format.

ON THE LINE (OCT100472), a 48-page black-and-white pocket-sized hardcover collecting celebrated designer Rian Hughes' newspaper strips for The Guardian, will be in stores December 1, 2010, for $12.99. YESTERDAY'S TOMORROWS TP (SEPT100434), a 264-page full-color anthology collecting several stories illustrated by Hughes, will be in stores November 3, 2010.

Some praise for Rian Hughes:

"Rian Hughes, the man who's done more for comic book design than anybody else, ever." -

"One of the most successful and prolific designer/illustrators of the past 20 years" - Roger Sabin, Eye magazine

"Try a death tango in the upper levels of the stratosphere with smoky Cyrillic logos wrapped around your fuselage and raw Letraset moire crackling away in the rearview and then maybe you'll earn my respect the way Rian Hughes earned my respect long ago." - Grant Morrison

Image Comics is a comic book and graphic novel publisher founded in 1992 by a collective of best-selling artists. Image has since gone on to become one of the largest comics publishers in the United States. Image currently has five partners: Robert Kirkman, Erik Larsen, Todd McFarlane, Marc Silvestri and Jim Valentino. It consists of five major houses: Todd McFarlane Productions, Top Cow Productions, Shadowline, Skybound and Image Central. Image publishes comics and graphic novels in nearly every genre, sub-genre, and style imaginable. It offers science fiction, romance, horror, crime fiction, historical fiction, humor and more by the finest artists and writers working in the medium today. For more information, visit


Gas up the tank, put your panties on your head, and hold on for dear life -- everyone's favorite postapocalyptic trouble maker gets a brand new stellar collection this December in TANK GIRL: WE HATE TANK GIRL from Image Comics!

Written by character co-creator Alan Martin and illustrated by impresario Rufus Dayglo, WE HATE TANK GIRL will be in stores December 1.

In TANK GIRL: WE HATE TANK GIRL, the Image Comics TANK GIRL one shots -- DARK NUGGETS, DIRTY HELMETS and HAIRY HEROES -- get collected with a bonanza of stories, posters, prose and extras. Featuring tales from Tank Girl's past, present and future, and including the long-awaited CUT N' DRESS BOOGA! Collected here for the first time, with never-before-seen bonus story, "Small Unit." An unmissable must for Tank Girl fans of all hairstyles.

TANK GIRL: WE HATE TANK GIRL (OCT100485), a 96-page full-color trade paperback for $9.99, will be in stores December 1, 2010.

Marvel is pleased to present you first look at Iron Man: The Rapture #1, the Marvel Knights limited series from Alexander Irving and Lan Medina! When a devastating heart attack pushes Tony Stark to the brink of death he decides to build his greatest invention yet. Witness the debut of Stark 2.0, the most advanced fusion of man and machine the world has ever seen! Things take a turn for the worse though, when the Stark 2.0 entity begins a mad campaign to rework the world in its own image. If Tony Stark is to be saved, he’ll need all the help he can get from his friends Rhodey and Pepper! Can they stop the digital menace? Find out in Iron Man: The Rapture #1!

IRON MAN: THE RAPTURE #1 (of 4) (SEP100633)
Penciled by LAN MEDINA
Parental Advisory …$3.99
FOC – 10/14/10, On-Sale – 11/3/10


Best-selling creator Darwyn Cooke will sign copies of his new graphic novel, THE OUTFIT, at Borders in New York City. THE OUTFIT, Cooke’s second Parker graphic novel, will be released this week nationwide.

Where/When: Thursday, October 7th from 7 to 9 pm at Borders, 2 Penn Plaza, NYC.

Details: Cooke is the Eisner Award winning writer/artist of the best-selling DC: The New Frontier, and has garnered much critical and popular acclaim as the writer/artist of The Spirit, Selina's Big Score, and others. The first book in Cooke's Parker adaptation series, THE HUNTER, was a New York Times best selling graphic novel and won several awards, including the 2010 Eisner for "Best Adaptation from Another Work." Cooke’s series adapts Richard Stark’s (aka Donald Westlake) crime noir novels based on the character, Parker.

THE OUTFIT ($24.99, 160 pages, 6” x 9”) will be available in stores on October 5, 2010.

THE HUNTER ($24.99, 144 pages, 6” x 9”) is now available in stores.

Press Release:

BOOM! Studios and POW! Entertainment announced today that STAN LEE'S STARBORN #1 is available to pre-order from your local comic cook retailer. Debuting this December, STAN LEE'S STARBORN is a new ongoing series written by iZOMBIE's Chris Roberson and drawn by SPIDER-MAN's Khary Randolph.

STAN LEE'S STARBORN tells the story of a regular guy who discovers he's the heir to an intergalactic empire, putting him at the center of a war between five alien races.

"This powerhouse team-up of acclaimed sci-fi writer Chris Roberson and comic book visionary Stan Lee make STARBORN a thrilling space epic like nothing before seen in comics! Fans can't imagine the surprises STARBORN has in store." said BOOM! Studios Marketing Director Chip Mosher. "Combine the already sensational writing with the kinetic art of Khary Randolph you've got a story that moves worlds! Fans need to be sure to demand this book."

"Stan Lee, Chris Roberson and Khary Randolph build a universe and mythos so rich it can barely be contained in one series!" Says BOOM! Studios Editor-in-Chief Matt Gagnon. "This book explodes with pulse-pounding action, superb suspense and heart-wrenching drama that could only be brought by a mega collaboration like Lee, Roberson & Randolph!"

The December release of STAN LEE'S STARBORN #1 will mark the third of three titles debuting from Stan Lee and BOOM! Studios with STAN LEE'S SOLDIER ZERO #1 hitting store shelves in October and STAN LEE'S THE TRAVELER #1 shipping this November. All three titles were announced by Stan Lee during a press conference at Comic-Con International this past summer.

Premiering in October is STAN LEE'S SOLDIER ZERO. This ongoing series, written by DOCTOR WHO and ACTION COMICS scribe Paul Cornell with art by SUPERMAN artist Javier Pina, tells the story of a wheelchair-bound astronomy teacher who finds himself in a freak accident that bonds him with an alien weapon of war.

Hitting shelves this November is STAN LEE'S THE TRAVELER. This series, written by Eisner and Harvey Award-nominee Mark Waid (IRREDEEMABLE, KINGDOM COME) with art by AMAZING SPIDER-MAN artist Chad Hardin, features a mysterious new superhero with time-traveling powers battling the Split-Second Men, super-powered assassins from the future. THE TRAVELER ships this November.

The revelation this past March of Stan Lee presenting this series of three superhero titles at BOOM! followed on the heels of a viral marketing campaign announcing “Stan’s Back” that hit the internet in late February. The L.A. Times’ Hero Complex & L.A. Times’ Brand-X also got in on the action, running the “Stan’s Back” campaign in print and on their respective websites. All the banner ads linked back to, a site which had only the “Stan’s Back” logo and nothing else disclosing additional information.

For one week, the internet was in a frenzy, with comic fans everywhere trying to figure out what the “Stan’s Back” teaser campaign meant. This culminated with the announcement that Stan Lee is back, this time at BOOM! Studios, creating a line of three new superheroes.

Fans then had to wait until the press conference at Comic-Con International this summer for POW! Entertainment and BOOM! Studios to reveal the characters, series and creative teams for the three superhero titles. Attended by Stan Lee, Paul Cornell, Mark Waid, Chris Roberson and BOOM! Studios Publisher Ross Richie, the announcement garnered press from all over the world including news outlets like CNN, Wired and covered extensively by one of the biggest news sites in China and all over the globe.

STAN LEE'S STARBORN #1 solicitation appears in this months' issue of Diamond Previews letting fans know about this not-to-be missed publishing event of the year.

Press Release:

Marvel is pleased to present your first look at Ozma of Oz #1, from the New York Times best-selling team of Eric Shanower and Skottie Young with stunning variant covers by Adrian Alphona and Eric Shanower! Dorothy Gale is back in this adaptation of L. Frank Baum’s classic third Oz book, and this time she’s definitely not in Kansas anymore! After being marooned at sea, Dorothy and Billina—the talking chicken—are beset by a group of screaming Wheelers, strange men with wheels for hands and feet. How will the pair make it through the first leg of their adventure gone horribly wrong and what lies in store if they do? Find out in Ozma of Oz #1!

And for fans who missed out on the first two Einser Award winning volumes of Dorothy’s adventures, Oz: The Marvelous Land Of Oz Hardcover and Oz: The Wonderful Wizard Of Oz Graphic Novel-Trade Paperback are in stores now!

OZMA OF OZ #1 of 8 (SEP100553)




Pencils & Cover by SKOTTIE YOUNG

Variant cover by ADRIAN ALPHONA

Variant Cover by ERIC SHANOWER

All Ages …$3.99

FOC – 10/14/10, On-Sale – 11/3/10





All Ages …$19.99

ISBN: 978-0-7851-4590-5






ISBN: 978-0785140283

All Ages …$29.99


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