Spawn #196

The countdown for February’s Spawn #200 is on and according to the teaser in November’s Previews catalogue features a host of talent, including the gentlemen mentioned below, but also David Finch, Marc Silvestri, Robert Kirkman and Jim Lee. That’s a star studded roster right there. Press release below regarding this month’s Spawn #196.

TODD MCFARLANE TEAMS UP WITH IMAGE FOUNDER AND YOUNGBLOOD CREATOR ROB LIEFELD ON SPAWN #196!

Image Comics founders and IMAGE UNITED collaborators join forces on the highly anticipated finale to SPAWN: ENDGAME!

Spawn #196For the past year, SPAWN: ENDGAME has riveted readers with its game-changing story line featuring the death of Al Simmons and Todd McFarlane’s return to illustrating his seminal creation. In November’s SPAWN #196, ENDGAME concludes with a bang as McFarlane shares art duties with fellow Image Comics founder Rob Liefeld.

“I was looking for good artistic help, and remembered inking over Rob on his New Mutant covers back in the Marvel days, and most recently a little bit of IMAGE UNITED,” McFarlane said. “I thought it would be a fun experiment to see what Capullo layouts, Liefeld pencils and my inks looked like together on a handful of pages.”

In the conclusion of SPAWN: ENDGAME, reporter Marc Rosen connects the miracle patient stories to the new SPAWN, Jim Downing, as detectives Sam, Twitch and Rowand discover the association between Downing’s awakening, Bill Winston’s suicide and the Nortego crime syndicate.

SPAWN #196 (JUL090355), a 32-page full color comic book for $2.95, will be in-stores November 25th, 2009.

Prince Of Persia Trailer

In cinemas on May 28 next year is another Jerry Bruckheimer blockbuster. Based on the awesomely acrobatic video games, the film stars a newly buff Jake Gyllenhaal and Gemma Arterton from Quantum of Solace, as well as Ben Kingsley and Alfred Molina. Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time is directed by Mike Newell (Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire).

Eye Witness On iPhone

Robert Luedke is a Christian artist who is making some serious strides into the mainstream with his Eye Witness graphic novels. Now he’s on the iPhone. Press release below.

On Friday October 29th, Comixology just released the Revised edition of first book in the Eye Witness series A FICTIONAL TALE OF ABSOLUTE TRUTH for their iphone application.  This is the first location outside of the Head Press Publishing website, where fans of comics and graphic novels can have a chance to purchase and read the revised and remastered edition of the first book in the award winning series.

75ACTSofSpirit“I’m very excited to have Eye Witness be a part of this new mode of reading and enjoying this type of content,” stated series creator, Robert Luedke. “I’d always been skeptical that people would be comfortable  reading comic or graphic novel style format in a hand held device, but when I got a look at Comixology’s application I was blown away by it’s functionality and immediately gave my blessing to the project.”

Having the revised edition the A Fictional Tale of Absolute Truth, be the first offering in this format was a natural fit for HPP, since that edition of the book was only available as an electronic version (PDF) through their website. Comixology has formatted this first book into 3 segments. Each chapter costs 99 cents, so it’s quite a bargain! The plan is to next convert the second book in the series, Acts of the Spirit, to this format also.

Comixology is a wonderful tool for reading comics and GN’s on your iphone which allows to to view by panel, page, go forward, back, zoom in-out and even provides a link to purchase a hard copy from a local retailer. To learn more about how the comixology app works, visit their video tutorial, at:

http://www.comixology.com/iphoneapp/

Since 2007, through it’s comiXology brand, Iconology, Inc. has been working to expose more people to the world of comics, through comiXology.com and related applications. “We are uniquely situated to connect all parts of the comic book industry…consumers, distributors, publishers, creators and even comic book retailers,” stated David Steinberger of Comixology. “IPhone, Blackberry apps and digital comics are all connected through the comiXology platform.”

Luedke created the Eye Witness series, as a way to share the spiritual, historical and dramatic nature of the Bible, in a way that is both attractive and entertaining…especially to teen and young adult readers, who may not attend church or read the Bible, but love reading comics, manga and graphic novels. His unique combination of a Biblical adaptation with a modern day action-thriller has proven successful not only in comic outlets, but also with mainstream and Christian booksellers.