Thanks To Dark Horse & Crystal Dynamics – Lara Croft Is Coming Back To Comic Books

CRYSTAL DYNAMICS AND DARK HORSE BRING LARA CROFT BACK TO COMIC BOOKS STARTING WITH TOMB RAIDER: THE BEGINNING

MILWAUKIE, OR, JANUARY 30 – Crystal Dynamics™, a Square Enix® studio, and Dark Horse Comics, today revealed they have partnered to bring the re-imagined Lara Croft back to print in the world of comics. Look for news on the new series following the release of TOMB RAIDER®, the highly anticipated origin story for Lara Croft®, available March 5, 2013, and will chronicle Lara’s journey after her harrowing adventure in the Dragon’s Triangle.

To kick off the partnership, Crystal Dynamics and Dark Horse have teamed up to create “TOMB RAIDER: The Beginning.” This will be the first installment in the new TOMB RAIDER comic book series, and is a prequel to the events in TOMB RAIDER. “TOMB RAIDER: The Beginning,” was written by lead game writer Rhianna Pratchett. Fans can get the first series early when they pre-order TOMB RAIDER at Best Buy.

A 48-page, six-part hardcover omnibus, “TOMB RAIDER: The Beginning” follows the story of how the crew came together for The Endurance’s fateful mission to discover the lost Japanese kingdom of Yamatai. Originally intended to feature as the latest instalment of Dr. James Whitman’s successful archaeology show, Whitman’s World, the show-biz archaeologist gets more than he bargained for when he enlists the help of Captain Conrad Roth. As Roth’s unique and eccentric crew gradually come together and share their stories and secrets, the expedition faces unexpected threats before it’s even begun.

“Lara Croft is an icon across all forms of media, including comic books,” said Karl Stewart, global brand director for TOMB RAIDER and Crystal Dynamics. “The team at Crystal Dynamics has worked closely with Dark Horse on ‘The Beginning’ to bring the relatable, re-imagined Lara Croft back to the comic book world.”

“Whilst penning Lara’s origins story for the game I had lots of ideas about the world she and the other characters inhabited, and the story behind their voyage: as great to be able to flesh out the world of TOMB RAIDER and work with the talented team at Dark Horse to bring Lara Croft back to comics,” said Rhianna Pratchett, lead game writer for TOMB RAIDER.

“The bold new vision of the game demanded we bring an equally fresh approach to the comics,” said Dave Marshall, editor at Dark Horse. “We’re excited for TOMB RAIDER fans to experience a new side of Lara Croft as they accompany her on the earliest parts of her first adventure.”

To celebrate the partnership, Crystal Dynamics and Dark Horse revealed four pages from “TOMB RAIDER: The Beginning.” The full comic is available as a bonus when you pre-order TOMB RAIDER at Best Buy. More news on Tomb Raider comics will be available in the coming months.

Related Links

Official Homepage: http://www.TOMBRAIDER.com
Official Twitter: @TOMBRAIDER
Official Facebook page: http://facebook.com/TOMBRAIDER
Official Tumblr: http://officialTOMBRAIDERblog.tumblr.com/
Official YouTube Channel: http://youtube.com/TOMBRAIDER

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Hot Toys Unveils Iron Man 3 Cosbaby Series 1

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Hot Toys is showing some Iron Man 3 love to every line they can think of, even a few that they had to create just so they can profit off of it! But fans are happy to see them show some Stark love to the Cosbaby line in the form of new figures as well as rereleases of armor.

On their Facebook page Hot Toys has revealed the entire line-up of their Iron Man 3 Cosbaby; Series 1. This is pretty big for a first line but it features armors seen in Iron Man 1, 2, and The Avengers, along with a new Tony Stark. But this time the figures also include a paper Hall Of Armor display so you can recreate Stark’s personal archive on your desk in a neat and organized manner.

Expect to see future waves from this series featuring characters that were actually in the movie after the film’s release.

Click images below for more details.

One of the most exciting and anticipating movies of the year – Iron Man 3 is coming soon in end April. In view of the popularity of the movie and our Cosbaby products, Hot Toys is proud to present the first wave of the Cosbaby Series from the Iron Man 3 movie, featuring a total of eight Cosbabies of the characters from the movie.

Each Cosbaby stands approximately 3 inches/ 7 cm tall, featuring your favorite movie characters in baby form and their unique designs in special format.

Each set of Iron Man 3 Cosbaby (S) (Series 1) includes eight Cosbabies in window box, with the specially designed Hall of Armor paper backdrop and mini paper stage for fans to display them together like Tony Stark’s workshop.

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CAPTAIN MARVEL #10 – GROUNDED!

I have to say, I really like this artwork!

CAPTAIN MARVEL #10 – GROUNDED!

Marvel is pleased to present your first look at Captain Marvel #10 from the red-hot creative team of Kelly Sue DeConnick and Filipe Andrade! When Captain Marvel finds herself with her feet firmly planted in the ground, she must dig deep in order to find a way to get back in the air! But what keeps the super hero from being super heroic and who wants her to stay that way? Find out in Captain Marvel #10 including a guest appearance by Captain America, this February!

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Written by KELLY SUE DECONNICK
Art by FILIPE ANDRADE
Cover by JOE QUINONES
FOC – 1/28/12, ON SALE – 2/20/13

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ComiXology Begins International Push With Opening Of ComiXology Europe

ComiXology Begins International Push With Opening Of ComiXology Europe

Office to Open in Paris

ComiXology to exhibit at this weeks’ Angoulême International Comics Festival

Janurary 28th, 2013 – Paris, France / New York, NY – Today comiXology, the revolutionary digital comics platform that recently surpassed 100 million downloads of comic books and graphic novels worldwide, announced the formation of “comiXology Europe”, a division of the company that will be spearheading the acquisition of international language content across the European continent. ComiXology Europe will be headquartered in Paris, France.

With its English language catalog content, comiXology charts as iTunes’ top grossing book app in France and several other European countries including Germany, Italy, and Spain as well as the U.K. The company plans to offer local European language content to build upon its existing international business, which is already a significant driver of revenue for the company.

ComiXology’s opening of an office in Paris as its headquarters for European expansion is no surprise, as France has one of the most vibrant markets for graphic novels – called bande dessinées in French – in the world, with an industry that is comparable in size to the U.S. market.

“ComiXology has already proven to be enormously popular with consumers in many countries around the world – and that’s just in English,” said comiXology co-founder and CEO David Steinberger. “With comiXology Europe, comiXology takes the first step in becoming the platform for multi-language graphic literature from all over the world.”

The staff of comiXology Europe will be present alongside a U.S. contingent at this week’s Angoulême International Comics Festival at booth RL 7.

ComiXology was recently in the news when Apple revealed that comiXology’s iPad app ranked #3 in Apple’s Top Ten Grossing list, and was the only app to make the Top Ten list for 2 years consecutively. In October of 2012, comiXology crested 100 million comic and graphic novel downloads with more than 50 million of those happening in 2012 alone – continuing a trajectory of record-shattering growth.

With over 30,000 comics and graphic novels from more than 75 publishers, comiXology offers the widest selection of English language digital comics in the world. ComiXology’s availability across the iPhone, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire, Windows 8 and the Web makes it the best digital platform for newly interested, current and lapsed comic and graphic novel fans worldwide.

Thar She Blows! DEADPOOL KILLUSTRATED #1 Heading Back To Press!

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Marvel is pleased to announce that Deadpool Killustrated #1, from the hit creative team of Cullen Bunn and Matteo Lolli, has sold out (though copies may be available at a retail level) and will be headed back to press with Deadpool Killustrated #1 Second Printing Variant! He’s already killed every hero in the Marvel Universe, and now with his sights set on your favorite literary icons, Deadpool is just getting started! It’s the series that has every one demanding more, but don’t take our word for it!

Fans and critics agree, they LOVE Deadpool Killustrated!

“For everyone who snoozed your way through high school English class, you have a new savior.” – IGN.com

“Deadpool in 1850…going up against Moby Dick. Do I really need to say more?” – ComicVine.com

So what are you waiting for? Head on over to your comic shop and reserve yourself a copy of Deadpool Killustrated #1 Second Printing Variant before everyone’s favorite Merc with a Mouth runs out of literary icons to extinguish! And don’t forget to see Deadpool face off against Tom Sawyer in Deadpool Killustrated #2, also out next month!

DEADPOOL KILLUSTRATED #1 SECOND PRINTING VARIANT (DEC128182)
Written by CULLEN BUNN
Art by MATTEO LOLLI
Cover by MICHAEL DEL MUNDO
FOC – 2/4/13, ON SALE – 2/27/13

DEADPOOL KILLUSTRATED #2 (DEC120711)
Written by CULLEN BUNN
Art by MATTEO LOLLI
Cover by MICHAEL DEL MUNDO
FOC – 2/4/13, ON SALE – 2/27/13

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McCann and Lee Bring LOST VEGAS to Image

EISNER AWARD-WINNING TEAM RAISES THE STAKES IN LOST VEGAS

With new Image Comics miniseries by Jim McCann and Janet Lee reunite and go all in!

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“With LOST VEGAS, Jim McCann and Janet K. Lee go from Dapper Men to a scruffy outer-space gambler in a series with roulette wheels and aliens a-plenty that’s part Star Wars, part Ocean’s Eleven and all intergalactically awesome. Just go ahead and beam me up now.”– Brian Truitt, USA Today

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Here aboard the luxury space station Lost Vegas, only the highest rollers in the galaxy are allowed. No bet is too high, and no game off-limits. But be careful — while you could win a fortune if you go all in, a much darker fate awaits if you get too far in debt here, and in casinos and back-room gambling halls in every planet around. Once you’re over your head, you lose the last thing available: your freedom, something a con-man gambler Roland learned the hard way.

In LOST VEGAS, a new four-issue Image Comics miniseries by acclaimed creative team Jim McCann and Janet Lee (Return of the Dapper Men), Roland, now enslaved to the casino, has a plan to steal back his freedom. In just 24 hours, he must pull off the heist of the millennium.

“The system of “working off debt” is rigged in the houses’ favor, like most things,” writer McCann explained in an interview at PreviewsWorld. “It’ll never happen. For him, there’s only one option: …cheat the system, get enough money to get a ship, and escape the cruiser with a new life.”

Roland’s caper and sense of adventure puts him in a category of dashing scoundrels that includes Han Solo, Danny Ocean, and Eddie Felson. And like any proper leading man, he has a strong-willed foil, the beautiful Kaylex, whose role on the luxury cruiser is a mystery to guests and workers on the Lost Vegas alike, one that can help or hinder Roland and his tight band of trusted allies.

Artist Janet Lee says of the book, “Artistically, Lost Vegas is the alien love child of The Hustler and The Wizard of Oz. It’s filled with alien opulence, every type of creature I can imagine, fabulous costumes, scoundrels, thieves, and hard-hitting grit — you know, exactly like the real Las Vegas.”

With colorful aliens, splendidly-attired elites, and astounding attractions, all set in the gorgeous backdrop of the most luxurious pleasure-ship this side of the Titanic, LOST VEGAS is a feast for the eyes from the Eisner Award-winning team.

The first, 32-page issue of the full color miniseries will be in stores on March 6 and is available for pre-order now from the January issue of Previews. LOST VEGAS #1 features a wraparound “A” cover by series artist Janet Lee (JAN130473), a “B” cover by Dan McDaid (JERSEY GODS) (JAN130474), and a 1:10 incentive cover by Francesco Francavilla (Black Beetle) (JAN130475).

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