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Storm Kids Launch at SDCC 2019

Storm King Comics Launches Storm Kids at San Diego Comic-Con 2019

(Los Angeles- July 10, 2019) From the mind of John Carpenter and the heart of Sandy King, multi-award winning publisher Storm King Comics launches their ages 10+ horror imprint Storm King Comics at San Diego Comic-Con 2019. At Booth 2205, fans can get a free Storm Kids sampler comic and families are invited to come to the launch panel Friday at 5pm Room: 29AB. Hear from the panelists creating the line and have a little fun with a Truth or Dare Q&A. Panelists include Louise Simonson (New Mutants, Superman), Steve Niles (30 Days of Night, The October Factor), Sandy King Carpenter, (They Live, Vampires), Janice Chiang (DC Superhero Girls, Transformers). San Diego Comic-Con 2019 will be the convention premiere for the graphic novel collected edition of John Carpenter’s Tales of Science Fiction: The Standoff as well.

Storm King Comics Booth Signing Schedule:

FRIDAY

John Carpenter's Tales of Science Fiction: Twitch

1pm-Duane Swierczynski (writer)

John Carpenter’s Tales For a HalloweeNight, Storm Kids

3pm - Steve Niles (writer)

SATURDAY

John Carpenter's Tales of Science Fiction: Twitch

1pm-Duane Swierczynski (writer)

John Carpenter’s Tales of Science Fiction: Surviving Nuclear Attack

3pm - Cat Staggs (art) and Joe Harris (writer)

John Carpenter’s Tales of Science Fiction: The Standoff

5pm - Andres Esparza (art) and David J. Schow (writer)

Sandy King Carpenter will be signing at the booth the entire show. Janice Chiang will be on hand as time allows. Sandy King Carpenter will also be part of Wonder Women CEOS - Female Owned and Operated Comic Publishers panel Sunday, 7/21/19, 3:00p.m. - 4:00p.m., Room: 7AB.

About Storm King Comics:

Storm King Comics, formed in 2012 as a division of Storm King Productions, is headed by writer/producer and editor Sandy King. Along with her husband, director John Carpenter, King focuses on bringing the best writers from the worlds of comics, movies and novels together to bring their special brand of horror and sci-fi entertainment to comics. Their flagship comic book title John Carpenter’s Asylum has become a global fan favorite, followed by the award-winning annual anthology, John Carpenter’s Tales for a HalloweeNight, and most recently the monthly anthology series, John Carpenter’s Tales of Science Fiction. www.stormkingcomics.com

Contact Info: Lys@sphinxpr.com

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Kymera Press Heads to San Diego Comic-con

(July 1, 2019) Female owned and operated publisher Kymera Press announced today their plans for San Diego Comic-Con 2019. From signings to new releases, booth 2003 is the place to find something for the whole family. Fans can collect issue #6 of their favorite feline investigator in Pet Noir and newcomers can read the whole story in the graphic novel collected edition available at the show. Dragon lovers should run and not walk to get the next installment of Dragons By The Yard issue #4. Kelly Swails (Dragons By the Yard) and Anne Toole (Pet Noir) will be on hand for signing and the full line of products will be available for purchase.

Additional signings will include television writer D. Lynn Smith (Gates of Midnight), bestselling author Nancy Holder (Mary Shelley Presents), and Saida Temofonte (Letterer on all titles). D. Lynn Smith CEO of KymeraPress will be part of the SDCC panel Wonder Women CEOS - Female Owned and Operated Comic Publishers panel at the show. Date and time of the panel to be announced.

Review copies of SDCC releases and interviews of talent can be obtained by emailing lys@sphinxpr.com

About Kymera Press

Kymera Press is one of the few woman-owned comic book publishers in the industry. We publish comics that are written and drawn by women, to be loved and cherished by folks of all sexes.

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Hitman For The Dead Comes to SDCC2019

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

SDCC 2019: BOB BURDEN Changes Direction With Supernatural Crime Thriller ‘HITMAN FOR THE DEAD’

MILWAUKIE, Ore., (July 15, 2019)— “You know how people say ‘Someone should do something about that’?...Well, I’m that someone,” says Anthony Harken, the wandering assassin in Burden’s new series.

After losing his soul in a card game, a wayward, young Anthony Harken takes up with a crew of vagabond serial killers roaming America, administering one of the last surviving rituals of the Spanish Inquisition: avenging the wrongfully slain, and freeing their souls to pass on and find peace. He is the Hitman For The Dead!

Hitman For The Dead is a radically different new series, not only for writer and artist, Bob Burden (Flaming Carrot, MysteryMen), but as a new departure for the comic world. “Comics are about heroes and villains. My protagonist is a more ordinary person – and more complex, with character flaws and occasional flashes of exceptional endeavor. He is thrown into a grim fate by his own poor life choices but mans up, without getting bitter or whiney about it.”

An all text, limited “beta” version of the first Hitman For The Dead episode, has been printed in time for SAN DIEGO COMIC CON and will be for sale in a vintage paperback format at the Dark Horse Comics booth.

On the inception of the supernatural detective story, Bob Burden had this to say: “This paperback project started out as a strategy to promote the new 400-page Flaming Carrot Omnibus that we have coming out in September from Dark Horse. Unlike Flaming Carrot, people instantly get what Hitman For The Dead is about, and I feel it has a very viral potential. Doing a text story was an experiment as was the path I took with the story’s tone. I wanted to change directions, blow out the pipes so to speak, and do a down-and-dirty hardcore thriller/horror/detective thing that would diverge from my humor stuff.

“I wrote it quick. I had a completed comic book script from a few years back – a good, solid story – but could I turn that script into a novel in the few weeks I had left in June and have it ready for SDCC? I had to go for it. Originally called Silence Of Night, Hitman For The Dead was an idea that I had been kicking around for a while. Will it work as collateral promotion for the now obscure and seemingly forgotten Flaming Carrot and get FC on people’s radar screens? It’s an experiment, and we’ll see how it goes.”

Stop by the Dark Horse Comics booth at SDCC 2019 (#2615) to pick up copy of Hitman For The Dead paperback novella for $10 and get it signed by Bob Burden during his signing. For those fans who won’t make it to SDCC this year, (and for reviewers) Bob Burden will temporarily host a digital version of the book on www.hitmanforthedead.com where it can be downloaded for free. More information and images at hitmanforthedead.com and www.flamingcarrotcomics.com

Contact Info: Bob Burden wildcraft@att.net

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EC Comics Presents: THE VAULT OF HORROR Audio Drama

(July 15, 2019) Pocket Universe Productions, one of the leading production companies of high-impact full-cast audio dramas, announces its collaboration with legendary comics publisher EC Comics in the form of the fiction podcast EC Comics Presents: THE VAULT OF HORROR, starring Kevin Grevioux, creator of the Underworld film franchise, as “TheVault Keeper”.

The sister title to EC’s legendary comic book series (and HBO television series) Tales from the Crypt, the first season of THE VAULT OF HORROR will feature adaptations of stories from issues 12 - 17 from the original series over twelve episodes, two adaptations per episode. Adapted by Pocket Universe Co-Founder Lance Roger Axt and former MAD Magazine writer Butch D’Ambrosio, and directed by Pocket Universe Co-Founder William Dufris, each piece brings to life the over-the-top fun and fright of the original comics, updated with modern sensibilities that reflect today’s diversity.

In addition to Mr. Grevioux, an ensemble of over 60 actors is featured in the first season, including Phil Proctor (co-founder of the famed comedy team The Firesign Theatre), and the voice of MTV’s Æon Flux, Denise Poirier. And, as always, Pocket Universe’s signature soundscapes are employed through two of the finest sound design firms on the team - David Chen Sound & O'Shea Creative Media - offering listeners an immersive experience that draws them deeper into the action like never before.

"We’re so excited to crack open the Vault with Pocket Universe Productions," remarked Corey Mifsud, grandson of EC Comics publisher William Gaines. "These audio adaptations breathe a whole new life into the classic EC horror tales. And frankly, it’s about time the Vault Keeper got his own show!"

EC Comics Presents: THE VAULT OF HORROR will premiere on Halloween day with two episodes available for fans of classic horror to download through multiple podcast platforms, including Apple Podcasts, Spotify, iHeart Radio, and Overcast. New episodes will air weekly after the premiere.

About EC Comics:

EC Comics, also known as ENTERTAINING COMICS, is considered one of the most celebrated publishers in comics history specializing in titles covering horror, crime fiction, suspense, and satire from the 1940s through the mid-1950s. EC's horror titles (Tales from the Crypt, The Haunt of Fear, and of course The Vault of Horror) have been cited as an influence on writers ranging from Stephen King to RL Stine to Joe Hill. In addition to EC celebrating its 75th anniversary in 2020, two of the company's properties are in development for television and film: an adaptation of the comic anthology Weird Fantasy, and a biopic about William Gaines. Visit them on Instagram/Twitter at @eccomics.www.eccomics.com

About Pocket Universe Productions:

Company founders Lance Roger Axt and William Dufris launched their multiple-award-wining audio drama production company Pocket Universe Productions to create the finest quality audio dramas on the market. They produced the recent X-Files audio dramas for Audible Studios starring David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson, as well as the Locke & Key audio drama for Audible featuring Tatiana Maslany and Haley Joel Osment. Their work includes producing numerous podcasts including Midnight Matinees, AudioComics Redux, and the first season of Sight Unseen for Wondery Media, created and co-written by Lance Roger Axt. All productions were directed and designed by William Dufris. Visit them on Facebook and Instagram at @pocketuniverseproductionswww.pocketuniverseproductions.com

Lance Roger Axt will be at San Diego Comic-con 2019 and is available for interview.

Contact Info: Lys Galati/lys@sphinxpr.com

Contact Info for EC Comics: Corey Mifsud/corey@eccomics.com