Thursday, October 22, 2009

Comic News: X-Men’s Deadliest Ninja Gets Spotlighted In The Free PSYLOCKE Sketchbook

Torn from the pages of Uncanny X-Men, the most dangerous mutant ninja assassin is getting her own mini-series, and you have a chance to go behind the scenes of Psylocke for FREE!

Discover the Psylocke Sketchbook, courtesy of Marvel Digital Comic Unlimited, right here! Red hot writer Christopher Yost and fan favorite artist Harvey Tolibao provide in depth commentary on never before seen sketches from the upcoming series! What sends Psylocke into a murderous frenzy? And how is Wolverine involved? Fans can’t afford to miss this sneak peak into an explosive story of betrayal and revenge!

This highly anticipated mini-series promises to change the already significant role of Psylocke forever! Be sure to check out the Psylocke Sketchbook for FREE
right here! Don’t forget to get your hands on the very pulse-pounding Psylocke #1, in-stores November 11th!

PSYLOCKE #1 (SEP090483)
Parental Advisory …$3.99
On Sale 11/4/09

PSYLOCKE #2 (OCT090571)
Parental Advisory …$3.99
FOC – 11/12/09, On Sale 12/2/09


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Comic News: Boom Studios for 10/28/09

Boom Studios has released some previews for what coming out on 10/28

Written by Howard Chaykin
Drawn by Stephen Thompson
24pgs, FC, SRP: $3.99
COVER A: Dave Johnson

BOOM! Studios continues to present America’s greatest action hero translated into the sequential art form for the first time! Drunks, pimps, freaks and the debauched rich. It’s all in a night’s work for NYPD rookie John McClane. But what happens when 1976’s toughest kid on the street runs into a dark conspiracy involving a blonde on the run? With McClane, it means the fun’s just starting. Join legendary industry creator Howard Chaykin on a thrill ride that’s rung up over $1 billion in box office worldwide and become the gold standard for classic action! Yippee Ki Yay!

Written by Philip K. Dick
Drawn by Tony Parker
SC, 32 pgs, FC, (5 of 24), SRP: $3.99
COVER A: Moritat
COVER B: Brett Weldele

The book that inspired BLADE RUNNER continues! The world has survived war… but is it ready for mass empathy? Everyday, the thousands left on Earth immerse themselves within the plight of Wilbur Mercer. They suffer as he does, making a never-ending climb through a Hellish terrain. Welcome to the world of Rick Deckard, the world of Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?

Writen by Andrew Cosby, Caleb Monroe
Drawn by Matt Cossin
SC, 24 pgs, FC, (1 of 4), SRP: $3.99
COVER A: Phil Noto
COVER B: Rebecca A. Wrigley

When down-and-out slacker Hunter Prescott inherits a vast fortune from his uncle, he thinks he’s got it made. But there’s a catch. Hunter has to pick up where his famous treasure-hunting benefactor left off — and find the one artifact Uncle Max never could! A careful-what-you-wish-for adventure from writers Andrew Cosby (creator of EUREKA) and Caleb Monroe (THE REMNANT). Featuring sensational interior art by hot newcomer artist Matt Cossin! Cover A by fan-favorite artist Phil Noto!

Writen by Grace Randolph
Drawn by Amy Mebberson
SC, 24 pgs, FC, (2 of 4), SRP: $2.99
COVER A: David Peterson
COVER B: Amy Mebberson

Captain Gonzo and his gang of pirates are determined to defeat Kermie Pan once and for all. And Gonzo’s crack team of inventors—Bunsen and Beaker—have devised some wacky weapons that might just do the trick! Beware of the Flying Tickles! Meanwhile, Piggytink grows increasingly jealous of Wendy… Features A covers by Eisner-award winning MOUSE GUARD artist David Petersen!


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Toy News: Mattel® Launches New Online Shopping Destination

MattelShop.Com Offers Shoppers Easy Gift-Giving Solutions and Delivers a Social Online Shopping Experience

Mattel, Inc. today, announced the launch of, an online shopping destination committed to delivering play everyday by offering a complete selection of Mattel products, informative content, and an immersive social shopping experience.

“We have developed a unique online shopping destination that is playful, social and informative,” said Chuck Scothon, General Manager & Senior Vice President, Mattel Digital Network. “The serves as a research and shopping tool allowing parents, grandparents and gift-givers alike to choose the best toys for children this holiday season.”

Mattel conducts research just about every day of the year to better understand kids and parents. Combining rich proprietary research and an understanding of how kids play along with how consumers shop online, is designed to be easy and intuitive for every shopper. Once on the homepage, Mattel’s own Dr. Michael Shore, Vice President of Worldwide Consumer Insights, takes visitors through a simple guided tour of the site’s key features and general layout.

The features innovative tools including ShopTogether®, a social shopping tool from DecisionStep® that allows anyone to browse the site together with family and friends regardless of whether they are across town or around the world. The ShopTogether® feature allows shoppers to chat in real time regarding the toys they like most, just like one would do on a shopping trip.

The site includes a complete catalog of Mattel’s popular brands such as Barbie® and Hot Wheels® plus many other toys, games and licensed products from the entire Mattel Brands portfolio which includes favorites such as Matchbox® and Polly Pocket™. Shoppers are can choose to shop by age, gender, play preference, or find the hottest new products on the big or small screen from Mattel’s entertainment related portfolio. ecommerce innovations include:

Shop Together® – shoppers will be able to invite friends and family to browse the website with them, so they can see what products others are looking at and “talk” about them at the same time using real-time chat.

ConciseClick: When watching videos, this rollover-and-click technology provides a description, price and opportunity to drop products immediately into a shopping cart.

Play Pattern Navigation: Shoppers can navigate the site based on child’s play behaviors.

Shoppers can also become fans of the on
Facebook to get the inside scoop on what’s hot for the holidays, follow the Mattel Shop on Twitter for updates and special promotions and subscribe to the Mattel Shop YouTube Channel to view product content.

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