1821 COMICS, STAN LEE AND POW! ENTERTAINMENT IGNITE STAN LEE’S KIDS UNIVERSE DAY ON FEBRUARY 2 TO UNVEIL DIGITAL E-BOOKS, BOOKS AND GAMES FROM THEIR NEW FAMILY-FRIENDLY IMPRINT
January 15, 2013— 1821 Comics (www.1821comics.com), comic legend Stan Lee and his company POW! Entertainment are teaming up for STAN LEE’S KIDS UNIVERSE DAY, an event in Los Angeles on February 2 for kids celebrating the first properties from 1821 Comics, Stan Lee and POW!’s new family-friendly publishing imprint STAN LEE’S KIDS UNIVERSE (SLKU) which include Digital E-Books, books and games for multiple platforms. The children participating in STAN LEE’S KIDS UNIVERSE DAY will get an exclusive sneak preview of the new line of family friendly properties and will engage in a variety of fun activities. STAN LEE’S KIDS UNIVERSE DAY will take place on Saturday, February 2, 2013 at Giggles N’ Hugs (www.gigglesnhugs.com) in Century City, and will include invited children and their parents. STAN LEE’S KIDS UNIVERSE is a children’s multimedia company specializing in graphic novels, picture books, digital books, and games. Continue reading
by Mike Gordon
This week, DC revealed (via Entertainment Weekly) that Superman’s new “leading lady” will be none other than his Justice League teammate, Wonder Woman. This caused a bit of a buzz online and offline. The news reminded me of one of my favorite DC Comics Presents covers. This monthly comic series was one of my favorites along with Brave & the Bold and Marvel Team-Up with fun mostly single issue stories that introduced me to cool characters through both superhero universes. I know both companies have attempted to bring these titles back for modern readers, but have not had much success. At least the originals are not difficult to find in back issue bins!
I’ve been raving about comic book covers almost as long as I’ve been collecting them (which is a long time). However, only recently did I start blogging about them! All the covers I write about are scanned from my collection. I’m happy to share my raves with y’all at ESO. If you’d like to see some of my past entries, visit my Step Up to the Mike blog.
It doesn’t get any bigger than this! This weekend, Mike Gordon will be at San Diego Comic-Con 2012! If you’re attending, please stop by table #L-14 in the small press area. We’ll be the tiki bar in the middle of the chaos! I’d love to chat about the ESO Network with y’all and I’ll have plenty of copies of Tiki Zombie #1 for everyone and some new books that I am excited to announce!
Posted in Comic Books, Comics, Conventions, Earth Station One
Tagged Bobby Nash, Crypto Zo, Invisible Scarlet O'Neil, Mike Gordon, Peter Cutler, San Diego Comic Con, Strong Will, Tiki Zombie
by Mike Gordon
Amidst the chaos comes a comic! Things are busy here in the New Legend offices as we are preparing for the San Diego Comic Con (we’ll be in Small Press table L-14), but I had to pause for a moment when a comic I recently purchased on eBay arrived in the mail. I was introduced to the character of Russell Stamm’s Invisible Scarlet O’Neil six years ago and she has become a very important character in my life. I have been searching for a decent copy of her first appearance in comics and finally pulled the trigger. Famous Funnies #81 marks the debut of the newspaper reprints starting with Scarlet’s origin. Dated April 1941, it is an important and historical issue and now the oldest in my collection. Perhaps even more than that, it features an absolutely gorgeous cover by H.G. Peter, who would go on to illustrate Wonder Woman. As I complete the final proofs for the new Invisible Scarlet O’Neil graphic novel, it is fitting to take a moment to remember where she came from. It is my hope that her re-introduction is as exciting as her comic debut 71 years ago. In a few days, I’ll be posting the cover to the new graphic novel and you can judge for yourselves.
I’ve been raving about comic book covers almost as longs as I’ve been collecting them (which is a long time). However, only recently did I start blogging about them! All the covers I write about are scanned from my collection. I’m happy to share my raves with y’all at ESO. If you’d like to see some of my past entries, visit my Step Up to the Mike blog.
Posted in Art, Blog, Comic Books, Comics
Tagged Cover Raves, Ebay, Famous Funnies, Golden Age of Comics, HG Peter, Invisible Scarlet O'Neil, Mike Gordon, New Legend, Russell Stamm
This weekend, the Charlotte, NC show celebrates its 30th anniversary and promises to be better than ever! Mike Gordon will be at Artist Alley table #451, which is near “Indie Island,” so if you’re touring the island, keep an eye out for the tiki! Alongside Mike will be Friend-of-the-Station Peter Cutler, artist of Tiki Zombie, who will be available for sketches all weekend. ESO listeners will get a special discount on anything available on the table, so be sure to stop by and say “Howdy!”
Posted in Blog, Comic Books, Comics, Conventions, Earth Station One
Tagged Charlotte, Conventions, Earth Station One, Earth Station Who, HeoresCon, Mike Gordon, New Legend, Peter Cutler, Tiki Zombie
Two members of the Earth Station One crew will be making appearances in a couple of different states this weekend!
“Howdy!” Mike Gordon will be a guest at Marcon 47 (Multiple Alternative Realities Convention) in Columbus, OH April 6-8. This fantasy & science fiction show has been held in the Midwest every year since 1966 and features some great guests from a variety of media. The theme for this year’s gathering is “Galactic Beach Party” which sounds like a perfect place for Tiki Zombie! You can find Mike at no less than 3 comic book panels this weekend as well as in the dealer’s room. Every purchase at his table gets a free lei!
Posted in Blog, Books, Comic Books, Comics, Conventions, Earth Station One, News, Pulp
Tagged Atlanta, Bobby Nash, Columbus, Comics, Conventions, Doctor Q, Earth Station One, ESO, Frolicon, Marcon, Mike Gordon, novels
by Kate Bulkley, Source: HollywoodReporter.com
Sonar Entertainment and Ecosse Films team up for a $30 million action-adventure show based on the Allan Quartermain books.
A development deal unveiled today at MIPTV will see Allan Quartermain, the swash-buckling character from the 1880s who inspired Indiana Jones become the subject of a new 10-part, $30 million series.
The project is a joint venture between Sonar Entertainment and Ecosse Films (Camelot, Monarch of the Glen). Writers Richard Kurti and Bez Doyle (Going Postal) are already signed up. Continue reading
The master swordsman and tough-as-nails survivor from The Walking Dead comic series will be featured in the newest issue of Playboy, but not how you think! Not a centerfold, but a 6-page orgin story by Robert Kirkman and Charlie Adlard.
Here’s the full press release:
PLAYBOY EXCLUSIVELY REVEALS ORIGINS OF THE WALKING DEADCOMIC CHARACTER IN MAGAZINE’S APRIL ISSUE
Playboy and Robert Kirkman, writer of both the comic and TV showThe Walking Dead, have teamed up to exclusively introduce the origins of comic book fan favorite Michonne, in the April issue of Playboy (on newsstands and on i.Playboy.com Friday, March 16). Illustrated by Charlie Adlard, artist for Skybound/Image’s The Walking Dead, the story features brilliant art to accompany the never-before-seen mystery that explores how the iconic and sexy Michonne discovered her impressive skills as a master swordswoman and became the most admired and beloved survivor. Continue reading
Posted in Comic Books, Comics, Earth Station One, Horror, News, TV
Tagged AMC, Charlie Adlard, Michonne, Playboy, Robert Kirkman, The Walking Dead, Zombies
ESO crewmembers Bobby Nash and Mike Gordon will be guests at the Metropolis Supercon in Metropolis, IL this weekend, March 10 & 11th. We both had a blast last year at this con and the line up for 2012 is even better! We will have our most recent projects available for sale and will be recording segments for upcoming episodes. If you’re in the area and want to sit in The Geek Seat, you’ll have the chance! Admission is only $5, so come on by and say “Howdy!”
By Jordan Farley Source: SFX.com
The Farscape actor will appear in a Wild West episode written by Toby Whithouse
According to this month’s Doctor Who Magazine (via Doctorwhotv.co.uk) Farscape’s John Crichton, Ben Browder will appear in the third episode of the series. An episode written by Toby Whithouse and set in the Wild West! Too. Much. Excitement.