Whiteout Trailer

I love watching a good trailer. They’re an art form in themselves really. Showing not too much while creating anticipation isn’t easy. This reminded me of the old trailers they used to show for 70s and 80s horror films, with it’s almost monotone voice over and lots of silence. It doesn’t really give anything away, but I’m sure more revealing trailers will arrive before the film hits the screen on September 11. Whiteout is based on the Oni Press comic by Greg Rucka and Steve Lieber about the first murder in the Antarctic. It stars Kate Beckinsale and The Spirit’s Gabriel Macht. Some may be reminded of 30 Days of Night, but don’t expect vampires.

Invincible #63 Might Be Awesome

If only all press releases were this amusing. With tongue planted firmly in cheek, Image’s marketing team hits the internet with this little beauty, fresh from the taste of Marvel’s Captain America returns hyped mega-event still in our mouths. This is great timing and if there’s any justice, this bold PR move will pay off. 

Something might be happening in INVINCIBLE #63 and whatever it is will quite possibly be rather amazing!

In an unprecedented move, writer Robert Kirkman and illustrator Ryan Ottley have made a cryptic, semi-confident promise that INVINCIBLE #63 might be kind of a big deal for reasons they wouldn’t say and plan to back it up with a special Wednesday shipment direct to comic shops!

“All I’m saying is INVINCIBLE #63 reorders should be double or triple over all retailer’s orders combined plus fifty thousand,” Kirkman stated. “I even heard President Barack Obama might call a press conference to discuss the contents of this very special issue, because there may be something of national interest in there. Also, every newspaper ever could possibly make it a front page story. Who knows?! All I can say for sure is every single human being on the planet, regardless of whether they read comics or even know what they are, will definitely be extremely interested in this issue, maybe even enough to buy a copy!”

 INVINCIBLE #63 might even possibly be the biggest comic book event of all time, up there with The Death of Superman, The Death of Captain America, The Entirety of the Early Nineties and Action Comics #1! The only certainty is everyone must place a ridiculously massive order for a non-returnable product they may or may not make a profit on sometime in the near future. Or never. Don’t ask – just buy it! You trust us, right?

Added Image Comics Publisher ericstephenson, “There’s a chance this could very possibly an event of undetermined importance, both for comics fans and people of all walks of life, with only the most passing familiarity with comic books, or even books, period. We can’t really say what happens in this issue, but trust, something does happen. And it might even be something interesting. Best not to jinx it, though, so let’s just go with, ‘Something happens.’ It’s somewhat likely a number of people we have yet to identify will want one. “

INVINCIBLE #63 (APR090384), a 32-page full color comic book easily worth around $500, but costing only $2.99, will be in stores June 17th, 2009.

Freebies From Studio 407

I’ve only glanced at new publisher Studio 407’s titles, but they look pretty cool. More thriller and horror than typical superhero fare, which makes sense, but this news should make readers sit up and take notice. Basically, if you sign up for their mailing list next week, they’ll send you two free comics (if you live in the States). Press release below.


Night and Fog #1Studio 407 Comics announced today that every person who signs up for their mailing list from June 22, 2009 through June 26, 2009 will receive two printed issues of their comics within the domestic USA.  Night and Fog #1 and Hybrid #1 will be the issues mailed to consumer.  Fans can sign up for the Studio 407 mailing list at here.  Please make sure and include your name and you physical mailing address to receive your free issues! 


 “We thought Night and Fog and Hybrid were a great way to get folks introduced to our line”, explained Managing Director Alex Leung.  “Both books have gotten tremendous review response and if you are a horror or sci fi fan you simply have to read these books.”  Night and Fog # 1 was originally released in March last year, while Hybrid #1 was released in May 09. The trade paperback of Hybrid is already available in comic book stores and Amazon and the Night and Fog trade will release be released this fall.


To see more of the products from Studio 407 you can visit www.studio-407.com.  Retailers should email info@studio-407.com to get the release information mailing list.  If you want to visit a Studio 407 comics booth make sure and visit them at Comic Con in San Diego.


About Studio 407: Studio 407 brings together the imagination and creative talents of writers and artists from North America and Asia to generate a flow of distinct and kinetic East-meets-West entertainment. A writer driven studio that blends innovation with tradition, Studio 407 is dedicated to publishing the highest quality in comics and manga across a wide variety of genres. From capes to kung fu, giant robots to vampires, and secret agents to mad scientists; at Studio 407, we sweat the details. http://www.Studio-407.com.