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Marvel Entertainment and Sony Pictures Entertainment Japan announce the return of Iron Man anime in Iron Man: Rise of Technovore October 10, 2012

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LOS ANGELES (October 8, 2012) – Marvel Entertainment and Sony Pictures Entertainment Japan (SPEJ) announced today the return of iconic Super Hero, Iron Man, to the beloved world of anime in an all-new feature-length film, IRON MAN: RISE OF TECHNOVORE.  Produced by Madhouse and currently in production in Japan, the film is slated for release on DVD in the spring of 2013.

Directed by Hiroshi Hamasaki (Shigurui, TEXHNOLYZE) with story by Brandon Auman (The Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes, Iron Man: Armored Adventures), the film explores a confrontation between Iron Man and the villainous Ezekiel Stane, who develops new bio-technology that seemingly outclasses the Iron Man armor.  After Stane unleashes a terrorist attack and sets Tony up to take the fall, Iron Man must evade S.H.I.E.L.D.’s man hunt and find a way to clear his name.

Marvel’s Head of Television, Jeph Loeb to reveal more information surrounding Iron Man: Rise of Technovore at New York Comic Con during the Marvel TV Presents Panel on Saturday, October 13 at 4:15pm in Room 1E13.

“Marvel is excited to present an all-new Iron Man adventure featuring the high-tech adrenaline he is known for, in the beautifully rendered anime style of our friends at Madhouse,” said Producer Megan Thomas Bradner. “We’ll get to see familiar Marvel Super Heroes such as War Machine, Nick Fury, Black Widow, Hawkeye and The Punisher, rendered in anime style for the first time. It’s a can’t miss for any Marvel fan.”

For more information, visit: https://www.facebook.com/marvelanimatedseries and www.marvel.com.

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Marvel Entertainment, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company, is one of the world’s most prominent character-based entertainment companies, built on a proven library of over 8,000 characters featured in a variety of media over seventy years. Marvel utilizes its character franchises in entertainment, licensing and publishing.  For more information visit http://www.marvel.com/

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Sony Pictures Home Entertainment                 

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Marvel Entertainment

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Marvel Television Assembles At New York Comic Con With New Footage & Announcements October 10, 2012

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Los Angeles, CA—October 5, 2012—The biggest pop culture event of the fall is almost here, and Marvel Television will be at New York Comic Con with never-before-seen footage and exclusive announcements!

On Saturday, October 13th at 4:15pm in Room 1E13, join Marvel’s Head of Television, Jeph Loeb, as he offers an inside look at the eagerly anticipated new animated series, Marvel’s Avengers Assemble and Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H., along with an Ultimate Spider-Man season 2 update. But that’s not all…catch a sneak peek at what’s new in Marvel anime, the next Marvel Knights Animation releases, and more NYCC exclusives! This is the panel everyone will be buzzing about – don’t miss it!

“The Marvel Universe on Disney XD is a huge hit,  we wanted to thank our fans at New York Comic Con with something big,” said Loeb. “So we’re going to bring new footage, some new surprises and even more.”

And to tease what’s in store…  check out this image from the  one-hour special Ultimate Spider-Man event, coming up on Sunday, October 28th at 11am/10c on Disney XD.

Can’t make it to the convention? Follow along on the Marvel Events App & events.marvel.com, the best way to get exclusive videos, real-time announcements from the convention floor and up-to-the-minute panel, in-booth, and signing schedules of all your favorite Marvel creators!

DIGITAL COMICS: iVerse and Ape Entertainment team for exclusive partnership October 10, 2012

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Comics publisher Ape Entertainment and digital comics innovator iVerse Media jointly announced today that content produced and marketed under the Ape Entertainment and KiZoic imprints will now be available digitally on the Comics Plus platform as part of an exclusive partnership.

“We’re excited that our Comics Plus platform will become the exclusive digital venue for great Ape Entertainment Comics like Pocket God, Richie Rich, Strawberry Shortcake, the Dreamworks titles and more,” said Michael Murphey, iVerse CEO. “We’ve long shared Ape’s commitment to entertainment for all ages and we’re pleased to provide our readers with such an outstanding range of choices.”

Though iVerse and Ape Entertainment have collaborated for years, this marks the first time that Ape has entered into an exclusive arrangement for digital distribution.

“We’re thrilled to be working with iVerse on this new initiative,” Brent Erwin, Ape Entertainment COO. “Michael pioneered the digital comics medium and we could not be happier to have him and his company as our exclusive digital partner. We’re particularly delighted to debut our upcoming comics on ComicsPlus, especially titles like Fruit Ninja, Temple Run and Squids.”

Current plans call for Temple Run to make its Comic Plus debut first, followed by Squids and then Fruit Ninja. Future titles and release plans will be announced soon.

An Ape Entertainment/iVerse collaboration that’s already borne fruit is the Dreamworks Comics app, currently available from the App Store. It features all of the Ape Dreamworks comics, including Shrek, The Penguins of Madagascar, Madagascar 3, Kung Fu Panda and Puss in Boots. Future plans call for a comic prequel to “Rise of the Guardians”, scheduled for release on October 17, 2012.

About Ape Entertainment

Founded in 2003, Ape Entertainment is the brainchild of lifelong comic book devotees David Hedgecock and Brent E. Erwin. Ape Entertainment is the comic book home to innovative new titles as LITTLE GREEN MEN, SCOUTS, and HERO WITHIN. Ape is also the North American publisher for licensed properties THE PENGUINS OF MADAGASCAR, KUNG FU PANDA, RICHIE RICH, CASPER, STRAWBERRY SHORTCAKE, POCKET GOD, and CUT THE ROPE. http://www.ApeComics.com

About iVerse Media. LLC

iVerse Media (http://www.iversemedia.com) is a leading digital content distributor focused on the world of comics and popular culture. Founded in 2008, the company was one of the first to launch digital comics on mobile devices. With millions of iVerse powered products having been downloaded, the “iVerse Engine” continues to be one of the most popular and widely used platforms for reading digital comics in the world. In 2012, iVerse expanded its digital presence by launching ComicsPlus for iOS, Android, and the web. The company is principally located in Waco, TX. For more information, visit www.comicsplusapp.com.

BOOM! STUDIOS DEBUTS BRAVEST WARRIORS #1 AT NEW YORK COMIC CON! October 10, 2012

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October 8th, 2012- Los Angeles, CA- BOOM! Studios is proud to announce that BRAVEST WARRIORS #1 will debut with a New York Comic Con exclusive cover at the BRAVEST WARRIORS Launch Party on Friday October 12th, at Jim Hanley’s Universe.

Created by ADVENTURE TIME creator, Pendleton Ward, BRAVEST WARRIORS is the first animated series debuting on Cartoon Hangover on YouTube in October and follows the adventures of four 16-year-old heroes-for-hire in space!  Featuring exclusive cover art by animator Bob Flynn, this limited edition issue #1 will be available two weeks prior to BRAVEST WARRIORS #1 arriving in stores on October 24, 2012. Fans attending the BRAVEST WARRIORS Launch Party will have an opportunity to get the first issue signed by cover artist Flynn and BRAVEST WARRIORS writer/producer and Executive Producer, Breehn Burns (DR. TRAN, GLOOM COOKIE) on Friday night. The party, being put on by BOOM! Studios, Channel Frederator and Jim Hanley’s Universe will take place from 6pm – 9pm. In addition to the opportunity to get BRAVEST WARRIORS #1 before anyone else, fans will have the chance to enjoy a screening of the first episode of BRAVEST WARRIORS, enter a costume contest for fabulous prizes, and enjoy food and drink while mingling with staff from BOOM! and Frederator. Jim Hanley’s Universe is located conveniently just 1.2 miles from Jacob Javits Center at 4 West 33rd Street  Manhattan, NY 10001. They can be reached at (212) 268-7088 or www.jhuniverse.com on the web.

Fans of  ADVENTURE TIME and BRAVEST WARRIORS will also not want to miss a chance to check out the Chevy Sonic wrapped in amazing art from both series. The car will be displayed in the lobby of Jacob Javits Center during New York Comic Con and provides a unique photo op! Inspired by the whimsical spirit of adventure in both of creator Pendleton Ward’s cartoon series’, ADVENTURE TIME and BRAVEST WARRIORS, the talented cartoonists’ working kaBOOM! Studios have created unique interpretations of the characters and worlds of both series. The wrapped Chevy Sonic will feature art by Chris Houghton, Kassandra Heller, Tyson Hesse, Nick Edwards, Shelli Paroline, Braden Lamb and Zack Sterling and is sponsored by BOOM! Studios, Cartoon Network, and Channel Frederator.

Lastly, the BOOM! team is thrilled to invite their fans to join them at the BOOM! Studios/KaBOOM!/BOOM! Town panel taking place on Saturday, October 13th, from 5:15pm-6:15pm in room 1A07! Join Editor-in-Chief Matt Gagnon, Managing Editor Bryce Carlson and VP of Publishing and Marketing Filip Sablik along with surprise guest creators as they run down the most exciting new projects and reveal upcoming titles from BOOM! Studios, KaBOOM!, and BOOM! Town! Get the inside scoop on upcoming series like BRAVEST WARRIORS, DEATHMATCH, SUPURBIA, and many, many more before anyone else!

About BOOM! Studios
Founded by Ross Richie, 2009 and 2010’s “Best Publisher” BOOM! Studios (www.boom-studios.com) generates a constellation of bestselling Eisner and Harvey Award-winning comic books and graphic novels with the industry’s top talent, including Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning’s HYPERNATURALS, new HELLRAISER comics written by Clive Barker, PLANET OF THE APES, and Sam Humphries’ HIGHER EARTH. BOOM!’s all ages imprint KaBOOM! publishes Charles Schulz’ PEANUTS, Jim Davis’ GARFIELD, Cartoon Network’s ADVENTURE TIME, and 20th Century Fox’ ICE AGE. KaBOOM! recently won an Eisner Award for its first original series Roger Langridge’s SNARKED. BOOM!’s lit comix-focused imprint, BOOM! Town, won an Eisner Award for its first book, Shannon Wheeler’s I THOUGHT YOU WOULD BE FUNNIER, and just released SPACE DUCKS, the first comic book from indie musician legend Daniel Johnston.

About Cartoon Hangover
Cartoon Hangover (http://cartoonhangover.com/) –launched for young adults by Frederator Networks in 2012 as part of YouTube’s Original Programming initiative– is the home for cartoons that are too weird, wild, and crazy for television. Included in the premium channel’s ten original series are Pendleton Ward’s Bravest Warriors, directed by Breehn Burns, James Kochalka’s SuperF*ckers, and Too Cool! Cartoons, a series of 39 four-minute shorts by tomorrow’s animation hitmakers, including Natasha Allegri (“Bee and PuppyCat”), Mike Rosenthal (“Our New Electrical Morals”), and Mel Roach (“Rocket Dog”).Channel Frederator, with over 23 million YouTube views, launched the first all-cartoon video podcast in 2005 and was the first channel distributed by Next New Networks (acquired by YouTube in March 2011). Its first original series were the 2008 hit series The Meth Minute 39 and Nite Fite. Frederator Studios was founded by Hanna-Barbera president Fred Seibert in 1998 as a unique incubator for big animation ideas by producing original cartoons. More than 200 short films have resulted in 16 hit series for television and the Internet, including Butch Hartman’s The Fairly OddParents, Genndy Tartakovsky’s Dexter’s Laboratory, Craig McCracken’s The Powerpuff Girls, Eric Robles’s Fanboy & Chum Chum, and Pendleton Ward’s Adventure Time.Frederator is in partnership with Sony Pictures Animation to develop and produce feature animated films, and YouTube to create new cartoon content and channels.

News Release – KaBoom Studios – ICE AGE: PAST, PRESENTS AND FUTURE October 2, 2012

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This October, KaBOOM! is proud to announce the release of ICE AGE: PAST, PRESENTS AND FUTURE, the latest in a series standalone specials consisting of all new stories inspired by the hit movies.
ICE AGE: PAST, PRESENTS AND FUTURE, is an ICE AGE holiday tale! Recollecting what a huge “help” he was last year, Sid decides to pay Santa and the North Pole a visit and once again offer his assistance for Christmas preparations! Before anyone can stop him, he’s opened a box filled with Santa’s magic…and he finds himself visiting Sids in the past, present and future!

ICE AGE: PAST, PRESENTS AND FUTURE will be available in finer comic stores on October 17th, 2012. This 8” x 8” title, which is accessible to all ages, will run 24 pages in full color and will carry a $3.99 price point.

Written by Caleb Monroe (STEED AND MRS. PEEL) and with art by Shelli Paroline and Braden Lamb (ADVENTURE TIME), this new issue is sure to bring laughter and joy to all ages just in time for the holidays.

About BOOM! Studios Founded by Ross Richie, 2009 and 2010’s “Best Publisher” BOOM! Studios (www.boom-studios.com) generates a constellation of bestselling Eisner and Harvey Award-winning comic books and graphic novels with the industry’s top talent, including Mark Waid’s IRREDEEMABLE, Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning’s HYPERNATURALS, new HELLRAISER comics written by Clive Barker, PLANET OF THE APES, and Sam Humphreys’ HIGHER EARTH. BOOM!’s all ages imprint KaBOOM! publishes Charles Schulz’ PEANUTS, Jim Davis’ GARFIELD, Cartoon Network’s ADVENTURE TIME, and 20th Century Fox’ ICE AGE. BOOM!’s lit comix-focused imprint, BOOM! Town, recently won the Eisner Award for its first book, Shannon Wheeler’s I THOUGHT YOU WOULD BE FUNNIER, and just released SPACE DUCKS, the first comic book from indie musician legend Daniel Johnston.