Changing Ways Out Now

Official press release below about Gestalt’s latest, and first full colour, offering, from writer/artist Justin Randall. It’s a great looking book, and it’s fantastic to see local talent so…talented.

Welcome to Grey Oaks

Justin Randall, artist on 30 Days of Night: Eben & Stella invites us into the beautifully disturbing town of Grey Oaks with the release of Changing Ways: Book One.

Changing Ways conveys the intimacy and heartache of a family struggling to survive in a world that’s falling apart.

Randall was focused on delivering a story that people could relate to from the outset.

“I wanted to create a story that, despite the cataclysmic events going on in the outside world, you could really just focus on the intimate moments of a small family,” he said.

Synopsis:

David Barrot, a retired Corrections Officer, moved to Grey Oaks after the tragic death of his son, Cale.

With wife Lucy and daughter Jessie, the Barrot family bought a farm on the outskirts of town and began their new life, putting aside all the dark events of their past.

Unfortunately for them, the dark just won’t leave David alone.

The first sightings started months ago, igniting rumours of disease and infection. Newspapers reported unusual lesions appearing on livestock and stories of strange side effects spread quickly. Perhaps it was inevitable that the people of Grey Oaks would be next.

These are their Changing Ways.

Justin Randall is a Lecturer in Digital Illustration for Curtin University in Western Australia, and an internationally published graphic novelist and commercial artist. He has worked on franchises such as 30 Days of Night and Silent Hill and produced artwork for video games, book covers and journals.

Changing Ways is distributed by Diamond Comics in the USA with an RRP of $17.95

Marvel Promotes Joe Quesada To CCO

Official press release below about Joe Quesada’s well deserved promotion.

MARVEL ENTERTAINMENT PROMOTES JOE QUESADA TO CHIEF CREATIVE OFFICER

Marvel Entertainment, LLC announced today that it has promoted Joe Quesada to Chief Creative Officer of Marvel Entertainment. In this new role, Mr. Quesada will work alongside Alan Fine, Executive Vice President, Office of the President and Chairman of Marvel Studios’ Creative Committee, to ensure that all portrayals of Marvel’s characters and storytelling remain true to the essence of Marvel’s rich history. Additionally, Mr. Quesada will provide creative oversight of all areas of Marvel’s business including theatrical, television, publishing, animation and games, while also actively participating in all story and script development for Marvel’s films and animation. Prior to this promotion, Mr. Quesada held the role of Chief Creative Officer & Editor-In-Chief, Marvel Animation & Publishing and oversaw the creative aspects of Marvel Comics and Marvel Animation. The announcement was made today by Mr. Fine, to whom Mr. Quesada will report.

Mr. Fine stated, “I am excited to have Joe join me as Marvel Entertainment enters the next chapter in our history. Joe has already played an instrumental role as Editor-in-Chief in changing the face of the comic book industry with bold new ventures and an unprecedented penetration of the mainstream consciousness. His love and passion for Marvel, along with his experience guiding publishing for the last decade, will be invaluable as we bring our characters to life in new media.”

“I am honored to take this new position at Marvel Entertainment and work with Alan to bring the rich history of Marvel to a brand new audience” said Mr. Quesada. “Together with the incredible talent here at Marvel, in all our divisions, I look forward to making Marvel an even bigger part of the entertainment industry and showing why we’ve been an industry leader for over 70 years.”

Mr. Quesada will also continue to serve as Editor-In-Chief, Marvel Publishing, where over the past decade he has helped usher in bold new imprints such as Marvel Knights, the Ultimate Universe and Marvel MAX. During his tenure, Marvel received acclaim for its Heroes special to commemorate the events of September 11, 2001; the groundbreaking Death of Captain America storyline; and President Obama’s historic team up with Spider-Man. Mr. Quesada is also one of the industry’s most popular artists, providing cover and interior art to blockbusters such as Amazing Spider-Man, Daredevil, Invincible Iron Man and more.

Marvel, Capcom and More Marvel

Feast your eyes on a bunch of Marvel previews, and official details, below. First up is Steve Rogers in his new Capatin America duds, and mini-series.

Your First Look At STEVE ROGERS: SUPER-SOLDIER #1

Marvel is proud to present your first look at Steve Rogers: Super-Soldier #1, from award-winning scribe Ed Brubaker and red-hot artist Dale Eaglesham. In this sequel to the chart-topping Captain America : Reborn, Steve Rogers must face dark secrets from his past that threaten the future of the entire world. No fan can afford to miss this landmark limited series with far-reaching consequences for the Marvel Universe!

STEVE ROGERS: SUPER SOLDIER #1 (of 4) (MAY100612)

STEVE ROGERS: SUPER SOLDIER #1 (of 4) FINCH VARIANT (MAR10829)

STEVE ROGERS: SUPER SOLDIER #1 (of 4) SKETCH VARIANT (MAR10830)

Written by ED BRUBAKER

Penciled by DALE EAGLESHAM

Cover by CARLOS PACHECO

Variant Cover by DAVID FINCH

Sketch Variant by DAVID FINCH

Rated T …$3.99

FOC – 6/17/10, On Sale – 7/8/10

Next year’s Marvel vs Capcom 3 game has just unveiled 8 new screenshots. See them all, plus commentary here.

Lastly, here’s 3 great covers from the multitude of new Marvel comics this week. See the full list under the pics.

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