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GOOD LUCK TROLLS RETURN IN 2012!

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MILWAUKIE, OR, February 9—The Good Luck Trolls became one of America’s biggest toy fads in the early 1960s, and again in revivals over the years. In 2003, the Toy Industry Association commemorated them as one of the hundred most creative toys of the twentieth century. History repeats itself like never before in 2012, when Dark Horse Deluxe offers up these beloved and timeless figures in various iterations!

Press Release:

DARK HORSE DELUXE OFFERS UP A NEW TWIST ON A CLASSIC TOY WITH AN ALL-NEW MYSTERY-BOX ASSORTMENT TO DEBUT AT TOY FAIR! 

Thanks to a law passed by Congress, the US copyright for the Good Luck Trolls has been restored to its rightful Danish owner. Now Dam Things has licensed to Dark Horse the right to issue the Good Luck Trolls in the ever-popular “mystery box” style assortment, marking the first new troll products in the US in many years.

Dark Horse’s vice president of Product Development, David Scroggy, notes, “When we considered developing the Good Luck Trolls for the first time, we were confident that they would resonate with our audience of pop-culture fans and modern collectors. We think that they are likely to be embraced by our young-adult consumers.”

“Dark Horse has been very successful with the mystery box and we look forward to seeing them include the Good Luck Troll in their program,” says Calle Østergaard, CEO of Dam Things in Denmark.

This all-new assortment of colorful designs, featuring an array of hair colors and exotic surface treatments from glitter to metallic to flocked, are sure to stun both collectors and casual fans as they make their first appearance at Toy Fair 2012!

Please contact Dark Horse’s director of public relations, Jeremy Atkins, if you would like to set up a walk through at the show, where Dark Horse Deluxe will debut products to be released in spring and summer, including the Good Luck Trolls mystery-box assortment.

Retailers, check out your April-dated Previews for more information on this exciting new Dark Horse edition to Dark Horse’s mystery-box program!

 

 

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Archaia to Publish English-Language Version of Marjane Satrapi’s ‘The Sigh’

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Archaia Entertainment Sets a November Release Date for Marjane Satrapi’s The Sigh

Internationally Praised Fable by the Creator of Persepolis Makes Its Long-Awaited U.S. Debut

For Immediate Release:

HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA (September 15, 2011) – Award-winning graphic novel publisher Archaia Entertainment has set a November release date for the English-language version of The Sigh, a fable from Marjane Satrapi, acclaimed author behind the international bestseller, Persepolis, it was announced today by Mark Smylie, Chief Creative Officer of Archaia Entertainment.

Following its debut in France and Spain, U.S. fans of Satrapi’s work have waited patiently for The Sigh to arrive in the U.S. The Sigh follows Rose, one of three daughters of a rich merchant who always brings gifts for his girls from the market. One day Rose asks for the seed of a blue bean, but her father fails to find one for her. She lets out a sigh in resignation, and her sigh attracts the Sigh, a mysterious being that brings the seed she desired to the merchant. But every debt has to be paid, and every gift has a price, and the Sigh returns a year later to take the merchant’s daughter to a secret and distant palace.

The Sigh will be presented as a 6” x 8” hardcover, featuring 56 pages of text and beautifully hand-drawn color illustrations. The Sigh will release with a retail price of $10.95.

The Sigh is a timeless fairytale that promises to capture the imaginations of readers both young and old,” said Smylie. “Marjane is one of those rare writers who has the ability to connect with readers on a global scale and we are proud to bring this story to the U.S.”

Following the publication of Persepolis, a dramatic illustrated account of her experiences in Iran during the Islamic Revolution, Marjane Satrapi has captured the hearts of people throughout the world. Along with The Sigh, her other projects include her second feature film Chicken with Plums. Based on her graphic novel of the same name, Chicken with Plums is currently causing a stir with attendees at the Venice Film Festival.

Drawing upon its past success with publishing foreign graphic novels for English-speaking readers, such as The Killer, Okko and The Secret History, Archaia is positioning The Sigh as the vanguard of a new wave of foreign titles it will be publishing in the next several months.

About Archaia Entertainment

Archaia is a multi-award-winning graphic novel publisher with more than 50 renowned publishing brands, including such domestic and international hits as Mouse Guard, Return of the Dapper Men, Gunnerkrigg Court, Awakening, The Killer, Days Missing, Tumor, Syndrome, Artesia, The Engineer, and an entire line of The Jim Henson Company graphic novels. Archaia has built an unparalleled reputation for producing meaningful content that perpetually transforms minds, building one of the industry’s most visually stunning and eclectic slates of graphic novels. Archaia was named Graphic Novel Publisher of the Year according to Ain’t it Cool News, Graphic Policy, and Comic Related, and was honored with nine 2011 Eisner Awards nominations. Archaia has also successfully emerged as a prolific storyteller in all facets of the entertainment industry, extending their popular brands into film, television, gaming, and branded digital media.

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After Dark Films Releases New Zombie Film

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For Immediate Release:

Los Angeles, CA  — After Dark Films CEO Courtney Solomon announced the newest zombie feature, RE-KILL, written by Mike Hurst (Hardwired, Ninja) and directed by Val Milev. Roger Cross (The Day The Earth Stood Still), Jesse Garcia (Quinceanera), and Daniella Alonso (Wrong Turn 2, The Hills Have Eyes II) star. The film, produced as part of the AFTER DARK ORIGINALS “A New Brand of Fear” series, was originally intended for release in this year’s January 28th theatrical festival, but producers say RE-KILL has shown so much promise that it is being pulled from the festival, and will most likely enjoy a wider theatrical release, on it’s own, later this year.

Solomon said, “The original reason we made these films was to give filmmakers a chance to shine while participating in the “Originals” film festival. By making a great film they open the door giving that film a chance to be released on a wider basis. It’s only a good thing for everyone if this happens”.

RE-KILL, from Producer Courtney Solomon, and Executive Producers Stephanie Caleb, Allan Zeman and Moshe Diamont was shot in Bulgaria and is currently in post-production. The remaining After Dark Originals Films, Prowl, Seconds Apart, Fertile Ground, The Task and Husk will all be released theatrically on Friday January 28th in the following cities and theatres:

Atlas Cinemas Diamond Center 16
9555 Diamond Center Dr., Mentor, OH 44060
Showtimes: (440) 352-8822
Map: http://mapq.st/dQT4qI

Eastern Shore Premiere Cinemas 14
30500 State Hwy 181, Spanish Fort, AL 36532
Map: http://mapq.st/elVLdm

Laemmle Sunset 5
8000 Sunset Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90046
Map: http://mapq.st/eYPyMd

AMC Loews Jersey Gardens 20
651 Kapkowski Rd, Elizabeth, NJ 07201-490
Map: http://mapq.st/dZ0hHw

AMC South Barrington 30
175 Studio Drive, South Barrington, IL 60010
Map: http://mapq.st/fdAr2F

AMC Barrett Commons 24
2600 Cobb Place Lane, NW, Kennesaw, GA 30144
Map: http://mapq.st/ePH6m5

AMC Grapevine Mills 30
3150 Grapevine Mills Parkway, Grapevine, TX 76051
Map: http://mapq.st/hUDDMr

Entertainment Cinemas-Fresh Pond
168 Alewife Brook Pkwy, Cambridge, MA 02138
Map: http://mapq.st/hUbHk2

Westbrook Cinemagic 16
183 Country Rd., Westbrook, ME 04092
Map: http://mapq.st/hNPKxo

Frank Theaters Montgomeryville Stadium
750 Montgomery Glen Drive, Lansdale, PA 19446
Map: http://mapq.st/glbrGt

After Dark Films made an unprecedented commitment to the production of eight original horror films under the After Dark Originals label, continuing the Company’s mantra of supporting first time independent film writers and directors. The creation of the After Dark Originals slate is just another example of the Company’s commitment to the Indie film industry.

Unlike After Dark’s “8 Films To Die For®”, After Dark Originals (www.afterdarkoriginals.com) are wholly financed and produced by After Dark Films. The ADO slate runs the gamut of the genre, from paranormal phenomena, black magic, space aliens and vengeful ghosts to psychological trauma, murderous psychopaths, vampires and the undead. After Dark polled its fans and is delivering the kinds of movies they asked for!

After Dark Films:

Founded in 2006 by film producer/director/writer Courtney Solomon and real estate and textile financier Allan Zeman, After Dark Films is a leader in independent film finance, production and acquisition of genre films for theatrical release.

After Dark is perhaps best known for its creation and execution of After Dark Horrorfest® – 8 Films to Die For® (www.horrorfestonline.com). Debuting in 2006, After Dark Horrorfest ® is a one week national film festival that celebrates all areas of the horror genre. In its first year, Horrorfest became the first film festival in history to break into the Top 10 at the national box office, grossing over $2.5 million Additionally, it reached great success with over 1.6 million DVDs currently in circulation through distribution partner Lionsgate.

After Dark’s initial film release was the box office success An American Haunting (2006), written, directed and produced by Courtney Solomon. An American Haunting opened at the #2 spot in the nation, and maintained its position for four weeks. Subsequent releases include The Abandoned; Skinwalkers, starring Jason Behr, Rhona Mitra and Matthew Knight; Captivity, starring Elisha Cuthbert and directed by Oscar-nominee Roland Joffe (The Killing Fields), and Frontier(s), directed by Xavier Gens (Hitman). Building upon the success of Horrorfest®, After Dark Films has developed a second series in partnership with Syfy and Lionsgate entitled, After Dark Originals “A New Brand of Fear”. The series is set to debut in late January, 2011.

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Catch up on the Event of the Year with Artifacts Vol. 1 TPB

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Official Press Release

LOS ANGELES, Calif., January 6, 2011 – Top Cow Productions, Inc. proudly announced today that fans can catch up on 2010’s event series ARTIFACTS with the ARTIFACTS VOLUME 1 TRADE PAPERBACK, which collects the early issues as well as recently sold-out ARTIFACTS #4, out at the end of this month.

With an introductory price of $9.99, readers can discover the series that has everyone buzzing.  The paperback collection’s release will coincide with the beginning of the second chapter of the yearlong event.

Separately, thirteen mystical Artifacts will guide the fate of the Universe. Together, thirteen Artifacts will end the Universe. When a mysterious antagonist kidnaps, Hope, the daughter of Sara Pezzini and Jackie Estacado, Armageddon is put into motion. Starring virtually every character in the Top Cow Universe, this is a series for diehard fans and new readers alike.

Written by Top Cow Universe architect Ron Marz (WITCHBLADE, MAGDALENA) with the art team of Michael Broussard (THE DARKNESS), Rick Basaldua (THE DARKNESS), Sal Regla (MAGDALENA) and Sunny Gho of IFS (VELOCITY), this volume collects ARTIFACTS #1-#4 along with the Free Comic Book Day #0 issue and a beautiful cover gallery, behind-the-scenes extras, and much more!

ARTIFACTS VOLUME 1 TRADE PAPERBACK (SEP100528), a 160-page full color comic trade, will be in stores January 26, the same day as ARTIFACTS #5 (Cover A by Klein: OCT100528, Cover B by Christopher: OCT100529, Cover C by Keown: OCT100530).

“ It’s loud, widescreen comic book mayhem that sticks to the roof of your brain” – 4 out 5 stars – Comic Book Resources

“…dramatic and heavy…visually striking…” – Newsarama

“…great writing and great art are in perfect tandem.” – Crave Online

“‘Artifacts’ is a masterful event that presents world-changing stakes while keeping the story grounded with a human center.” – MTV Splashpage

“Top Cow took Marvel and DC to school on how to innovate the event comic with the release of Artifacts.” – IGN

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Top Cow Publisher Promoted to Retailer!

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Official Press Release

LOS ANGELES, Calif., December 13, 2010 – Top Cow Productions, Inc. is proud to announce that the company’s publisher Filip Sablik has been promoted to working retail at Collector’s Paradise in Winnetka, CA for his birthday, this Wednesday, December 15, 2010.

While most individuals are beginning their holiday vacation, Sablik will be playing double duty as he teams up with the popular Los Angeles-area retailer to work as a sales associate as well as act as Santa. The publisher will hand-sell this week’s Top Cow releases (Velocity #3 and Witchblade Annual 2010), ring up customers, offer recommendations and follow storeowner Edward Greenberg’s every order.

In addition, any guest of Collector’s Paradise who purchases a Top Cow product and/or being an unwrapped toy to be donated to Toys for Tots on Wednesday, December 15, from 11am to 4pm will receive a present from Sablik.

“Collector’s Paradise has consistently been one of Top Cow’s biggest supporters in the LA area and has a terrific Top Cow fan base,” said Sablik. “And it certainly doesn’t hurt that I’m friends with Ed and his staff and family! I’ve worked his counter once before and had a blast, so it seemed like a great way to spend my birthday with the fans and give back to a worthy charity at the same time.”

Collector’s Paradise is located at 7131 Winnetka Ave., Winnetka, CA 91306 and can be contacted by phone at (818) 999-9455.

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