Wednesday, October 7, 2009


HAUNT, the new debut from WALKING DEAD's Robert Kirkman and SPAWN's Todd McFarlane, faces an instant distributor-level sell out despite very significant overprint and massive preorders!

Robert Kirkman and Todd McFarlane's HAUNT has hit shelves today to face an instantaneous distributor level sell out despite massive preorders and a significant overprint! A second printing is being rushed to fulfill the continued sales velocity, but first printings may still be available at your local comic book store.

"This sellout is attributed to the skills of Robert Kirkman, Ryan Ottley and Greg Capullo. It's always nice to be a part of such a talented team," McFarlane said. "I also would like to tip my hat to retailers who, in these tough economic
times, are willing to take a chance on the odd title that is outside of the Marvel and DC realm. My hopes, now, are that the books get into the hands of new, faithful consumers and to keep the momentum going through Haunt #2 and beyond."

HAUNT centers on a pair of brothers, Kurt and Daniel Kilgore, who act more like adversaries than family. Kurt, a secret agent, and Daniel, a less than holy priest, bond in a way neither of them expects after Kurt's untimely death. A surprise fusing of Kurt's ghost with Daniel's body creates a chain reaction, turning the brothers into the character, Haunt.

"I had a feeling this book would go over well considering the preorders were up there with Marvel and DC's releases," Kirkman said. "That said, it is an honor to have it so well received right off the bat. We'll continue to aim to make fans happy. Thank you to everyone who's supported the book, reader and retailer alike!"

HAUNT #1 2nd Printing, a 32-page full color comic book for $2.99, will be in-stores November 4th 2009.


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Comic News: Top Cow and Heroes and Villains Entertainment Give First Look at Tracker



Top Cow Productions, Inc. proudly announced today that fans who were unable to get the 2009 San Diego Comic Con Exclusive First Look of Tracker, the first collaboration between the publisher and Heroes and Villains Entertainment, can purchase the 32 page, full-color preview book beginning October 7th for $2.99 at their local comic book shop.

Tracker: First Look previews the upcoming five-issue limited series created and written by newcomer Jonathan Lincoln and featuring art by Francis Tsai (Marvel Comics Presents, Mercy Thompson). Tracker explores the shattered life of Alex O’Roark, the FBI’s top tracker, after his pursuit of the world’s most dangerous serial killer leads him straight into the maw of a werewolf.

“Tracker is different from other werewolf tales because it strips away the superstition and hokum that so often obscures the real story,” writes Tracker creator/writer Lincoln in an introductory letter. “There are no silver bullets, no full moons, no pentacles on the palm … just sharp teeth and a whole lot of back hair.”

Previously only available at this summer’s 2009 San Diego Comic Book Convention, Tracker: First Look contains preview pages from the upcoming first issue of Tracker plus character profiles, concept design, a fold-out poster of the cover artwork, an excerpt from the long anticipated The Darkness/Pitt, and more!

More than just a preview book, Tracker: First Look is the first published peek at what’s to come from the creative collaboration between Top Cow and Heroes and Villains Entertainment. Since 2007, Heroes and Villains Entertainment, a management and production company, has specialized in the production of content for the five pillars of entertainment: Film, Television, Video Games, Comic Books, and the Internet.


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TV News: "South Park" Announces First-Ever "Become A South Park Citizen" Watch And Win Sweepstakes

Winner Will Appear In The 14th Season Premiere

Find The Hidden Alien In Each Episode And Enter Online At

A lucky “South Park” fan will be animated and included in the full cast shot seen in the open of the 14th season premiere in March 2010!

The “
Become A South Park Citizen“ watch and win sweepstakes kicks-off tonight, Wednesday, October 7 at 10:00 p.m. in an all-new episode of “South Park“ titled, “Dead Celebrities.” Throughout this new season, viewers can tune-in each week to the broadcast airing of the new fall season episodes to locate the hidden alien in each show and then enter online at for a chance to win.

The alien can only be seen in the broadcast version, not the version on

Each week viewers can earn one entry toward the Grand Prize by identifying the alien at

All online entries must contain the location of the hidden alien and be entered only at before 9:00 p.m. EST on Thursdays.

Each entry will also make them eligible for great weekly “South Park” prizes.

The Grand Prize winner will have their likeness animated as a “South Park” character, by the artists at “South Park” studios. The winner’s character will be unveiled in the premiere episode of season 14 in March 2010. The Grand Prize winner will also receive a framed poster of their character with the “South Park” cast, signed by the show’s co-creators Matt Stone and Trey Parker, the entire “South Park” DVD collection, a free download of “South Park’s” new Xbox game and more!

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Toy News: Shocker Toys hits Wizard's Big Apple Con booth #321 PR

Shocker Toys hits Wizard’s Big Apple Con Booth #321 and VGXPO with the popular Wizard Maxx exclusive, Indie Spotlight Series1 and more.

October 16th - 18th, Pier 94 NYC, Tribune’s Dick Tracy will make an appearance as a hyper-articulated 6” action figure in creator Chester Gould’s black and white comic strip style. The World’s Most Famous Detective will be available in two limited run action figures. The limited B&W standard version with suit and pistol, will be available at the Shocker Toys booth #321. The limited B&W variant figure, with Tracy in his iconic trench coat with Tommy gun, will also be available at the booth.

Shocker Toys' booth will also highlight their new articulated designer line, Mallows, with three exclusives: A Mallow version of the CCI Guy, The Phantom with yellow/black trunks and Dethklok’s favorite rock and roll clown, Dr. Rockzo. On hand will also be DIY blank Mallows in black or white to design your own creations for fun at home or at the shows on-site custom contests. Artist custom Mallows will be showcased featuring artists such as Phetus, Rsi
n, Mad Hatter Creative and more. So make sure to stop by and try your hand at designing a one of a kind Mallow.

If Dr. Rockzo isn't enough for fans of Adult Swim’s Metalocalypse, Shocker Toys will also be featuring the re-release set of the now legendary Dethklok set that took the metal world by storm in 2008.

Booth #321 will feature contests, giveaways, feedback and new products. Also, meet Wizard Guest Geoff Beckett, the CEO of Shocker Toys, who will be answering questions about upcoming releases for Mallows, Indie Spotlight Series 2 and 3 and more. Be sure to mark it on your list of booths to visit.

In addition to the debuting exclusives, updates to the Indie Spotlight line will be on display at the booth. This includes Series 2 in the final development stages, lineup and preliminary development for Series 3, and for the third Wizard show since Chicago, Indie Spotlight Series 1 is back in stock. Look for the full lineup available at the booth along with Translucent Scuds and more. Shocker Toys will also be sponsoring after-parties on Friday and Saturday at Pier 92, one featuring Naughty by Nature!

Also look for us at the VGXPO in Philadelphia 10/9 - 10/11. We will be in the booth with SMOKE, the professional wrestler, with product on hand.

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New Downloadable Game Offers A “South Park” Spin On Tower Defense Games Allowing Users To Play As Their Favorite “South Park” Character To Protect The Town From Evil Ginger Kids, Hippies, Crab People And Many Other “South Park” Mortal Enemies
New Episodes Of “South Park” Premiere On COMEDY CENTRAL On Wednesday, Oct. 7 At 10 P.M.

South Park Digital Studios LLC announced today that the foul-mouthed fourth-graders are armed and ready to protect their mountain town with the launch of the video game “South Park Let’s Go Tower Defense Play!” The downloadable game, which allows players to become Cartman, Kyle, Kenny or Stan as well other favorite “South Park” characters, will be available on Wednesday, October 7, for 800 Microsoft points exclusively on Xbox LIVE Arcade, the leader in digitally distributed games. To purchase the “South Park” game online visit New episodes of the Emmy® and Peabody Award-winning series also kick-off today on COMEDY CENTRAL at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT.

“South Park Let’s Go Tower Defense Play!” was developed by South Park Studios and Double Six, and published by Microsoft Game Studios. It puts a “South Park” spin on the popular tower defense game genre and features original “South Park” animation, new music and voices recorded specifically for the game.

“South Park Let’s Go Tower Defense Play!” is a fast paced action and strategy game where players become Stan, Kyle, Kenny, Cartman or one of 11 other “South Park” characters. The players goal is to protect the town of South Park by taking deadly aim with snowballs, using each kid’s unique special ability and employing devious tower defense strategies to defeat the evil ginger kids, hippies, crab people and many other South Park’s mortal enemies.

A truly multi-player game, team up with up to four other players to take on the town’s foes or explore the extra-tough challenge levels. Only on Xbox LIVE Arcade can you find a growing library of fun games to play, with the convenience of being able to download it straight from Xbox LIVE.

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Comic News: Bendis & Oeming’s Award-Winning POWERS Returns With All New Series!

The most popular super hero crime comic of the decade returns in November with Powers #1, from the award-winning team of Brian Michael Bendis & Michael Oeming!

Lauded by fans and critics alike, Powers has emerged as one of the most successful creator owned comics of our time and begins an all-new chapter perfect for readers new and old. Homicide detectives Christian Walker and Enki Sunrise investigate murders specific to super hero cases. Shipping monthly—yeah, you heard us—Powers returns not only with your favorite detectives, but also with the letter column you have to read to believe!

While developing and producing the live action Powers TV show for FX, Brian Bendis and Powers will appear on Howard Stern’s Geek Time, Saturday October 17th. This follows the selection of Powers: Who Killed Retro Girl? as the first pick of the month on Geek Time. Plus, don’t miss Bendis on G4’s Fresh Ink, Attack of The Show and more major media outlets, spreading the word about Powers!

“Powers is one of the most important books of my life,” said Bendis. “Mike and I have dedicated so much blood sweat and tears to it, and to think our baby just turned ten ears old seems crazy to me. If you dig my stuff on spider-woman, daredevil, or alis, you will love powers. And that’s a promise.”

Never checked out Powers? Well, then you gotta hear what critics have been saying about the series for years:

“It's Bendis' ability to create such a wide array of human personalities, combined with the sleek, dark-hued drawing of Oeming, that makes Powers a special book…Grade A-“—Ken Tucker, EW.Com

“One of the best books on the market”—Humphrey Lee, AintItCoolNews.Com

“Don't hesitate picking this book up. Go on. Get to it”—Hilary Goldstein, IGN.Com

“There's no good reason why you shouldn't be reading this”—ComicsBulletin.Com

If you haven’t read Bendis & Oeming’s Powers before, then we’ve got the antidote for your blues—pick up Powers #1 in November and find out what you’ve been missing! Plus, don’t miss Brian Bendis on Howard 101 this Saturday, October 17th, as the special guest on Geek Time from 2:00-4:00pm ET!

POWERS #1 (SEP090495)
Mature Content…$3.95
FOC—11/5/09, On-Sale—11/25/09

Pencils & Cover by MICHAEL AVON OEMING
Mature Content…$4.99
FOC—10/15/09, On-Sale—11/4/09


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