Coheed And Cambria Kills Audio With Boom

Press release below about a new comic from the increasingly diverse BOOM! Studios, written by Claudio Sanchez of the band Coheed and Cambria. The book launches in October but a preview book, and vinyl figure will be available at next weekend’s Comic-Con at San Diego.

KillAudioCvrClaudio Sanchez, the celebrated creator of the COHEED AND CAMBRIA mythology, including the best selling sci-fi mini-series, THE AMORY WARS, is back with an entirely new concept!  One of the most unique and powerful minds in rock and comics unleashes possibly the most provocative new comic of 2009: KILL AUDIO!

Shipping this October from BOOM! Studios, fans can get a first look at KILL AUDIO this July at Comic-Con International, when Claudio Sanchez signs the KILL AUDIO PREVIEW BOOK available only at the BOOM! Studios Booth #2543.  In addition to the KILL AUDIO PREVIEW BOOK, fans will also get a chance to purchase the monotone variant of the KILL AUDIO VINYL FIGURE, limited to 1200 pieces. The KILL AUDIO VINYL FIGURE will only be available during signing times.

“This is disturbing work, and I mean that as a compliment,” BOOM! Studios Editor-in-Chief Mark Waid said. “Anyone who’s a fan of THE MAXX or of Robot Chicken should check this out.”

KILL_AUDIO_TOY_VARIANTKILL AUDIO follows the adventures of an immortal little troll who struggles to find purpose in a land where creativity is a controlled substance. When musical creativity spirals into chaos, KILL AUDIO discovers his life mission.

Supported by a wildly eccentric posse and a nemesis hell-bent on proving his mortality, KILL AUDIO takes on non-sensical musical sub-genres while traipsing across a vivid landscape, all of which could only come from the intense mind of Claudio Sanchez.


The KILL AUDIO PREVIEW BOOK and the KILL AUDIO VINYL FIGURE* will be available at the BOOM! Studios booth (#2543) with Claudio signing on Friday and Saturday from 4pm – 5pm.

Written by Claudio Sanchez and Chondra Echert, KILL AUDIO features mind-melting art by Harvey Nominated Mr. Sheldon with covers by Mr. Sheldon and Kristian Donaldson of DMZ fame. The KILL AUDIO PREVIEW BOOK will sell for $5 while the limited edition monotone variant KILL AUDIO VINYL FIGURE will sell for $40.

*Please note the Vinyl Figure will only be available during signing times.



The Surrogates: Flesh and Bone Review

surrogates flesh and boneNow up at Broken Frontier is my review of the excellent second volume set in The Surrogates universe. This Top Shelf OGN is by the same creative team of writer Robert Venditti and artist Brett Weldele, and it’s awesome. A world where the populace is largely dependent on robotic avatars while they laze around at home is a great premise and the creators weave in issues of class and culture with great skill. Highly recommended. Here’s an excerpt of my review:

Publishing this as a complete 144 page OGN was a good move from Top Shelf. From interrogation rooms, to boardrooms, it appears as a seamless narrative.  Whereas the precursor to this volume was focused more on themes of living vicariously through surrogates, Flesh and Bone focuses more on the divide between the haves and the have-nots. It’s almost like a sci-fi Spike Lee film.

You can read the rest here.

Also released recently was the new poster for the film adaptation of the first volume, that hits cinema screens on September 25. It stars Bruce Willis and is directed by Jonathan Mostow (U-571, Terminator 3).

The Surrogates Film Poster

See Sejic At Work

Stjepan Sejic is one of my favourite artists. His great work for Top Cow always wows me. Now you can see him weave his magic at Meltdown Comics this Sunday. Press release below.

Top Cow Productions, Inc. proudly announced today that the exciting young artist behind Witchblade, Stjepan Sejic, will be hosting a live art demonstration and signing for fans at Meltdown Comics.  Since Witchblade issue #116, Sejic has been leaving readers awe-struck with his beautiful and unique digitally painted artwork.  Now, for the first time, fans will get a firsthand look into the artistic craft and process behind his work on the Witchblade series. 

Sejic will present his live art demo on Sunday, July 18, at Meltdown Comics from 4:00 P.M to 6:00 P.M. in their popular gallery area.   Following the art demo, from 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M., Stjepan Sejic will sign his comics including Witchblade, Broken Trinity, First Born, and more.   Meltdown Comics is located at 7522 W Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90046 and can be reached at 323-851-7223.

Darkness and Pitt #1 Cover

Witchblade #128