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Interview with Writer Erik Burnham, Artist Dan Schoening, and Colorist Luis Antonio Delgado

When you were initially approached by IDW Publishing to be part of the TRANSFORMERS / GHOSTBUSTERS crossover, what was your first reaction?
ERIK BURNHAM: Oh, there was a delayed double-take. The TRANSFORMERS property is something that a reliable section of fans has asked about us playing around with (with GHOSTBUSTERS or otherwise) ever since the first TMNT/GB crossover five years back. I wondered if the TRANSFORMERS universe would be as fun of a sandbox as GHOSTBUSTERS for us to play in – spoilers, it totally is.

LUIS ANTONIO DELGADO: Excitement! I’ve been working with IDW for 11 years and I’ve worked on pretty much all the properties I grew up with. The one I was still dreaming of being a part of was TRANSFORMERS, and to do it combined with my favorite team, the Ghostbusters, was everything I could’ve wanted. Besides, I already knew Erik was gonna come with a fantastic way to get both of them together (already did it once with TMNT), so I couldn’t wait to read the story.

DAN SCHOENING:…

Sony Pictures Takes Augmented Reality Users “Into the Spider-Verse” With Mobile Web AR Experience

8th Wall, Trigger and Amazon Web Services Bring Spider-Man™ to Life with Mobile Web AR Experience In anticipation of the nationwide release of Sony Pictures’ Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, 8th Wall and Trigger today announced the launch of the film’s Mobile Web AR Experience. The immersive AR camera is built using 8th Wall Web and Amazon Sumerian technology running on Amazon Web Services (AWS) and is designed to let users interact with Spider-Man in augmented reality (AR) where they can take pictures and share them with friends.

The Spider-Verse Web AR Experience, powered by 8th Wall Web and Amazon Sumerian technology and produced by Trigger, is designed to allow users to easily jump directly into Spider-Man’s AR world on any smartphone, without having to download an app.

“Spider-Man is a perfect match for AR not only because his acrobatic moves and iconic poses lend themselves well to the format, but because he’s one of the most relatable superheroes,” said Rose Phillips, SVP, D…

Funcom Delves into the DUNE Universe with a Gaming Deal with Legendary Entertainment and Herbert Properties LLC

Legendary Entertainment and Herbert Properties LLC have reached a licensing agreement with Funcom to develop video games based on the works of Frank Herbert’s DUNE, one of the world’s best-known science fiction universes.

The announcement comes as Legendary gears up for its already highly anticipated film adaptation of DUNE, directed by critically acclaimed filmmaker Denis Villeneuve, and featuring an all-star cast that now includes Timothée Chalamet, Rebecca Ferguson, Josh Brolin, Dave Bautista Stellan Skarsgård, Charlotte Rampling, Jason Momoa and Javier Bardem.

Development will begin in Funcom’s Oslo studio later this year.

“Funcom has a strong history of working with beloved sci-fi/fantasy intellectual properties including our bestsellers Age of Conan and Conan Exiles,” said Funcom CEO, Rui Casais. “So many of us at Funcom, myself included, are huge fans of Frank Herbert’s work and we are thrilled to have the opportunity to collaborate withLegendary to bring the iconic DUNE unive…

Marvel Releases New WAR OF THE REALMS #1 Cover Art from Frank Cho!

The War Of The Realms is coming…and no corner of the Marvel Universe will be untouched! Today, Marvel is excited to release a new stunning variant cover by superstar artist Frank Cho, with colors by Sabine Rich.

This April, all hell will break loose as Marvel’s epic event from the award-winning creative team of Jason Aaron, Russell Dauterman, and Matthew Wilson usher in an event of unparalleled scale! Plus, don’t miss a special midnight release of WAR OF THE REALMS #1 for retailers – be sure to check Marvel mailers for details!

For more information on WAR OF THE REALMS, visit Marvel.com.

WAR OF THE REALMS #1 (of 6)
Written by JASON AARON
Art by RUSSELL DAUTERMAN
WAR OF THE REALMS #1 Variant Cover by FRANK CHO (JAN198222)


Your First Look at R.L. Stine’s JUST BEYOND: THE SCARE SCHOOL Original Graphic Novel at BOOM! Studios

Discover an All-New Story from the Legendary Creator of “Goosebumps” and “Fear Street”  BOOM! Studios has revealed a first look at JUST BEYOND: THE SCARE SCHOOL, the first in a series of all-new original graphic novels debuting in September 2019 from R.L. Stine, the award-winning, bestselling horror author and creator of Goosebumps and Fear Street, artists Kelly & Nichole Matthews (Pandora’s Legacy) and featuring a cover by Julian Totino Tedesco (Life of Captain Marvel). This middle grade supernatural horror series takes young readers Just Beyond the reality they know…Just Beyond their normal lives…Just Beyond the real world to an always-surprising place of fantasy and fright.

JUST BEYOND will be published through the company’s award-winning KaBOOM! imprint, marking the first time R.L. Stine has originated new concepts in the comic book medium as part of his multi-book agreement with the publisher. With the release of his debut novel Blind Date in 1981, R.L. Stine established him…

Marvel Releases New WAR OF THE REALMS #1 Cover Art from George Perez and Ryan Ottley!

The War Of The Realms is coming…and no corner of the Marvel Universe will be untouched! Today, Marvel is excited to release two new stunning variant covers: one by superstar artist George Perez (with colors by Jason Keith) and one by Ryan Ottley (with colors Nathan Fairbairn).

This April, all hell will break loose as Marvel’s epic event from the award-winning creative team of Jason Aaron, Russell Dauterman, and Matthew Wilson usher in an event of unparalleled scale! Plus, don’t miss a special midnight release of WAR OF THE REALMS #1 for retailers – be sure to check Marvel mailers for details!

For more information on WAR OF THE REALMS, visit Marvel.com.

WAR OF THE REALMS #1 (of 6)
Written by JASON AARON
Art by RUSSELL DAUTERMAN

WAR OF THE REALMS #1 Variant Cover by GEORGE PEREZ (JAN198215)
WAR OF THE REALMS #1 Variant Cover by RYAN OTTLEY (JAN198223)


Meet the Main Characters of PSI-LORDS, Valiant's New Sci-fi Action Series

As first revealed on Syfy Wire, Valiant Entertainment is excited to share the identities of the main characters of its upcoming sci-fi action series, PSI-LORDS, coming in June from writer Fred Van Lente (IVAR, TIMEWALKER; GENERATION ZERO) and artist Renato Guedes (SHADOWMAN). The character designs were rendered by concept artist Jonathan Arthur Ashley.

Meet Artisan, Beacon, Hazard, and Tank, four brand-new characters being added to the Valiant Universe! Are they the actual Psi-Lords? If not, who are the Psi-Lords, and what does this quartet have to do with them? More will be revealed in the coming weeks during the lead-up to the June 19debut of PSI-LORDS #1!

For now, here's what Fred Van Lente has to say about each character:

“Artisan is one of these guys who's never had to do a hard day's work in his life because he charms his way out of every responsibility. Ironically, his power is he can create hard-energy constructs out of thin air, shape matter, and, basically, make wha…

FIREFLY: BAD COMPANY #1 Reveals The Secret Origin of Saffron

The Most Dangerous Woman in the ‘Verse Returns With A New Special in March 2019BOOM! Studios today revealed a first look at the highly anticipated FIREFLY: BAD COMPANY #1, the first oversized special issue from the company’s sold out continuation of Joss Whedon’s sci-fi epic, in partnership with 20th Century Fox Consumer Products, giving us the secret origin story of the infamous Mrs. Reynolds, available in stores March 2019.

Writer Josh Lee Gordon and artists Francesco Mortarino (Mighty Morphin Power Rangers), Giuseppe Cafaro (Power Rangers: Soul of the Dragon), and Moy R. (Dinosaucers) reveal the long awaited origins of the most beloved Firefly character in the ’Verse—SAFFRON! Long before she was Yolanda or Saffron or Bridget, she was a pickpocket on the streets of an Alliance planet, close enough to touch the rich and admire their wealth yet too far to ever dream of being a part of their glamorous world. Go all the way back to the early days of Saffron’s story and learn how she bec…

Marvel Releases New WAR OF THE REALMS #1 Cover Art from Adi Granov and Ron Lim!

The War Of The Realms is coming…and no corner of the Marvel Universe will be untouched! Today, Marvel is excited to release two new stunning variant covers: one by superstar artist Adi Granov and one by Ron Lim (with colors Israel Silva).

This April, all hell will break loose as Marvel’s epic event from the award-winning creative team of Jason Aaron, Russell Dauterman, and Matthew Wilson usher in an event of unparalleled scale! Plus, don’t miss a special midnight release of WAR OF THE REALMS #1 for retailers – be sure to check Marvel mailers for details!

For more information on WAR OF THE REALMS, visit Marvel.com.

WAR OF THE REALMS #1 (of 6)
Written by JASON AARON
Art by RUSSELL DAUTERMAN

WAR OF THE REALMS #1 Variant Cover by ADI GRANOV (JAN198214)
WAR OF THE REALMS #1 Variant Cover by RON LIM (JAN198217)


Egon Meets Energon in Transformers / Ghostbusters Comic Book Series from IDW Publishing

Beloved Franchises Collide in Celebration of Their 35th Anniversaries Spinning out of the mind-blowing reveal that a Transformers-Ghostbusters™ Collaborative figure, the ECTO-1 ECTOTRON, will be available, IDW Publishing proudly announces that the beloved franchises will unite for an offbeat, out-of-this-world adventure in Transformers / Ghostbusters, a comic book miniseries debuting in June.

In the first chapter of the “Ghost of Cybertron” storyline, the Autobots – having escaped from the war that destroyed their home planet – trace a stray Cybertronian signal to the planet Earth. Investigating the otherworldly source will bring the Robots in Disguise face-to-face with the renowned professionals of paranormal investigation and elimination: Venkman, Spengler, Stantz, and Zeddmore!

“If you are troubled by strange noises in the middle of the night, or if you or any of your family have ever seen a Decepticon in your basement or attic, don’t wait another minute: this is the crossover ser…

FOCUS FEATURES ANNOUNCES PRODUCTION ON KEVIN COSTNER AND DIANE LANE LED LET HIM GO

Focus Features has set production on Let Him Go, a suspense thriller with a cast led by Academy-Award® winner Kevin Costner and Academy-Award® nominee Diane Lane. Thomas Bezucha (The Family Stone) is set to direct the screenplay he wrote based on the novel of the same name by Larry Watson. Paula Mazur and Mitchell Kaplan of The Mazur Kaplan Company will produce alongside Thomas Bezucha.  Kimi Armstrong Stein, Jeffrey Lampert, Kevin Costner, and Rod Lake will executive produce.  Production is set to start this spring.  Focus Features and Universal Pictures International will distribute the film worldwide.  Josh McLaughlin, Focus Features president of production, will oversee the film.

Following the loss of their son, retired sheriff George Blackledge (Costner) and his wife Margaret (Lane) leave their Montana ranch to rescue their young grandson from the clutches of a dangerous family living off the grid in the Dakotas, headed by matriarch Blanche Weboy.  When they discover the Weboys …

Stephen King's CUJO Coming From Eureka Classics. Limited Edition Blu-ray - April 2018

Terrifyingly effective 80s cult horror based on the best-selling novel from Stephen King
Eureka Entertainment to release CUJO, the terrifyingly effective 80s cult horror based on the best-selling novel from Stephen King, on Blu-ray for the first time ever in the UK in a Special Limited Two-Disc Edition as part of the Eureka Classics range from 29 April 2019. Featuring a Limited Edition Hardbound Slipcase, with artwork designed by Graham Humphreys, a Limited Edition Collector’s Booklet and Bonus Blu-ray disc [4000 units ONLY].
Evil bites when a monstrous canine terrorises a helpless family in this legendary cult classic. Based on Stephen King’s best-selling novel,Cujo gives horror a new name. While Donna (Dee Wallace, The HowlingE.T. the Extra-Terrestrial) and Vic Trenton struggle to save their rocky marriage, their son Tad befriends the loveable St. Bernard who belongs to their mechanic. But what they don’t realise is that a bat bite has transformed Cujo from a docile pup to a viciou…

Your First Look at BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER #3 From BOOM! Studios

“High school can be hell and no one knows that better than Buffy the Vampire Slayer, who returns to her teenage roots in a new comic book series from Boom! Studios”—The New York Times

“Whether you’re a new fan or old, reading through this debut feels like the first exciting step on a new adventure. Welcome back to the Hellmouth, Buffy. We’ve missed you.”—CBR

“There's no doubt that Buffy and friends have found a great new home.”—IGN

BOOM! Studios today unveiled a first look at BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER #3, the highly anticipated next chapter of the all new BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER monthly comic book series, in partnership with 20th Century Fox Consumer Products.

Eisner Award-nominated writer Jordie Bellaire (Redlands) and Russ Manning Award-winning artist Dan Mora (Klaus, Saban’s Go Go Power Rangers), along with series creator and story consultant Joss Whedon (the visionary writer/director behind Firefly, Marvel’s The Avengers, and more), continue to reimagine the groundbreaking pop cu…

The Mighty Morphin Power Rangers Return…with The White Ranger!

“Necessary Evil” Reveals The True Fate of Power Rangers in June 2019BOOM! Studios, under license by Hasbro, Inc., announced today that the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers will make their official return after the events of Shattered Grid in Mighty Morphin Power Rangers #40, arriving in stores June 2019.

The new series creative team of writer Ryan Parrott (Go Go Power Rangers) and artist Daniele Di Nicuolo (Mighty Morphin Power Rangers) begin a bold new era as the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers are back in Angel Grove…with the White Ranger as their leader! But what happened to the team after they defeated Lord Drakkon? And what does the White Ranger’s first appearance mean for the future of the team? Those answers – and more – arrive in the first chapter of Power Rangers: Necessary Evil, as shocking secrets are revealed!

Mighty Morphin Power Rangers #40 features a main cover by Jamal Campbell (Naomi), with variant covers by Goñi Montes (Sandman Universe) and Kris Anka (Runaways).

New York Ti…

WAR OF THE REALMS: Marvel Heroes as Asgardians!

This April, all hell will break loose as Marvel’s epic event from the award-winning creative team of Jason Aaron, Russell Dauterman, and Matthew Wilson usher in an event of unparalleled scale! To celebrate WAR OF THE REALMS, Marvel is releasing a series of variant covers that reimagine some of Marvel’s most iconic heroes in the style of Asgardian warriors!

Look for Marvel’s ASGARDIAN variants on these select titles this April:

1.            ASGARDIANS OF THE GALAXY #8 by Phil Noto
2.            AVENGERS #18 by Paolo Rivera
3.            BLACK PANTHER #11 by Rahzzah
4.            CAPTAIN AMERICA #10 by Dave Johnson
5.            CAPTAIN MARVEL #4 by Gerald Parel
6.            CHAMPIONS #4 by Khoi Pham
7.            CONAN THE BARBARIAN #5 by Butch Guice
8.            DEADPOOL #11 by David Nakayama
9.            DOCTOR STRANGE #13 by Declan Shalvey
10.          FANTASTIC FOUR #9 by Terry Dodson
11.          GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY #4 by Tom Raney
12.          IMMORTAL HULK #16 by Mike M…