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Game of Thrones(R): A Telltale Games Series' Now Available For Download

 

 
 

A Telltale Games Series Set in the World of HBO®'s Emmy Award®-Winning Television Drama Debuts First Episode, 'Iron from Ice' 

 

SAN RAFAEL, Calif., Dec. 2nd, 2014 -- Leading and award-winning developer and publisher of digital entertainment Telltale Games and HBO Global Licensing today announced the release of 'Iron From Ice,' the first of six episodes of Game of Thrones: A Telltale Games Series.

 

Based on the award-winning HBO television drama series, Game of Thrones: A Telltale Games Series tells the story of House Forrester. Caught up in the events of The War of the Five Kings, they are placed in a precarious position where members of the household must do everything they can to prevent the house from meeting its doom.

 

The season premiere episode is available today on PC and Mac from the Telltale Online Store, Steam, and other digital distribution services, and on the PlayStation®Network for PlayStation 4 in North America (SCEA). The episode will be available on Wednesday, December 3rd on the Xbox Games Store for Xbox One® and Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, as well as the PlayStation®Network for PlayStation 4 in European (SCEE) territories.  The series will also be coming to compatible iOS devices via the App Store on Thursday, December 4th and to Android-based devices later this month. The premiere will also be coming to PlayStation®Network for PlayStation 3 in North America (SCEA) and European territories (SCEE) on December 9th. Follow Telltale Games on Twitter and Facebook for the latest details on release dates.

 

"HBO's Game of Thrones series is absolutely among the best television dramas of our time," said Dan Connors, CEO and co-founder of Telltale Games. "Game of Thrones: A Telltale Games Series will expand upon a world already epic in scope and detail, giving fans of the franchise an opportunity to forge their own path as they interact with characters they know from the TV show, and new ones from House Forrester and beyond."

 

Some cast members of the television series will reprise their roles in the game. While players will control five members of House Forrester in their story, the series will have them interacting with fan favorite characters throughout the season, including Tyrion Lannister performed by Peter Dinklage, Cersei Lannister performed by Lena Headey, Margaery Tyrell performed by Natalie Dormer, and Ramsay Snow performed by Iwan Rheon. Additional cast members will appear in later episodes. 

 

The game series is based on the world, characters and events seen in HBO's TV show, which in turn is based on George R. R. Martin's books (A Song of Ice and Fire). The events in the game series begin towards the end of Season Three of the series, and end right before the beginning of Season Five. Players will visit familiar locations such as King's Landing and The Wall, as well as unfamiliar locations such as Ironrath, the home of House Forrester.

 

"We're always looking for new ways to keep our fans engaged with and immersed in the world of Game of Thrones," said Josh Goodstadt, Vice President of Global Licensing for HBO. "This game is going to open up the story like never before. We're very excited for fans to finally have the chance to play it."

 

House Forrester is a noble house from the Wolfswood in the north of Westeros. Bannermen to House Glover, they have always offered unswerving loyalty to the ruling great house of the North - the Starks. The Forresters are seated at Ironrath, an imposing stronghold surrounded by towering ironwood trees. Built over fifteen hundred years ago by Cedric Forrester and his triplet sons, Ironrath is a testament to the strength and endurance of ironwood. The Forrester house words are 'Iron from Ice', which echoes their belief that - like the ironwood itself - the adverse conditions and unforgiving landscape of the North only makes them stronger.

 

The game will be played from five different points of view. Each is either a direct Forrester family member, or a person in service to the House. Scattered across Westeros and Essos, each will play their part in seeking to save House Forrester from destruction.

 

Playing as five characters not only reflects the epic scope of Game of Thrones, but is also something that the player needs to be mindful of. The actions of one character can ripple out to affect the rest of House Forrester. Multiply the actions of one character by five, and you're truly playing the Game of Thrones... where you win, or you die.

 

Game of Thrones: A Telltale Games Series - Episode 1: 'Iron from Ice' is rated 'M' (Mature) for Intense Violence, Blood and Gore, and Strong Language by the ESRB. Future content in the series is yet to be rated by the ESRB.

 

For more information on Telltale Games, visit the official website, Facebook for Game of Thrones: A Telltale Games Series, and follow Telltale Games on twitter @TelltaleGames.

Valiant Unveils Details on All-New VALIANT PRESTIGE Format @ValiantComics

Valiant Unveils Details on All-New VALIANT PRESTIGE Format – Including Special Features for THE VALIANT #1 and DIVINITY #1

 

 
As VALIANT NEXT readies for the launch of six epic new ongoing series and prestige format projects beginning with the release of THE VALIANT #1 (of 4) on December 10th, Valiant is proud to reveal the first look inside the all-new VALIANT PRESTIGE format – a new form of deluxe packaging for Valiant's most important standalone limited series and events!  

Beginning with the release of THE VALIANT #1 (of 4) – the first issue of the four-issue epic from New York Times best-selling writers Jeff Lemire (Green ArrowAnimal Man) & Matt Kindt (RAIMind MGMT) and Eisner Award-winning artist Paolo Rivera (Daredevil) – next week, fans and retailers can look forward to a high-end presentation unlike anything else in comics today with each and every issue. Features for THE VALIANT #1 (of 4), the very first release to feature the VALIANT PRESTIGE format, will include:
  • Deluxe matte laminate card stock covers
  • Custom-designed heavyweight end sheets
  • An oversized, 25-page first chapter
  • An exclusive guide to THE VALIANT, detailing the backstory and origins of the series' principal players
  • Never-before-seen commentary and back matter, curated by Eisner Award winner Paolo Rivera
  • All complete with no advertisements and a standard $3.99 cover price! 
Each subsequent issue of THE VALIANT by Jeff LemireMatt Kindt, and Paolo Rivera will feature the same deluxe presentation, as will DIVINITY #1 (of 4) – the VALIANT NEXT prestige format limited series debuting in February from New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt (RAIMind MGMT) and blockbuster artist Trevor Hairsine (X-Men: Deadly Genesis). Featuring the landmark debut of Valiant's first major new character, each issue of DIVINITY will feature covers by Jelena Kevic-Djurdjevic(Thor) and designer Tom Muller (Zero) in addition to an array specially crafted special features and behind-the-scenes insights into the development and design of Valiant's next pivotal hero.

"The thinking behind the VALIANT PRESTIGE format is simple – match the scale, scope, and dynamism of our most unique, most epic stories with an equally compelling presentation that practically leaps off the shelf," said Valiant Publisher Fred Pierce. "By design, the first two titles to receive this treatment – THE VALIANT and DIVINITY – are stories that couldn't be told in an ongoing book, or even as standard limited series. They truly are can't-miss excursions into the Valiant Universe, telling stories unlike anything Valiant has undertaken before. The presentation of our VALIANT PRESTIGE offerings – no ads, exclusive content, upgraded covers, end sheets, and more – designates these titles as special books within the Valiant line, and will give fans an extra-added layer of depth to the storytelling experience."

"Over the past three years, Valiant has introduced several new innovations to great success – subscription-only Pullbox variants, expanded Plus Edition issues, QR code-enabled talking covers, and many more," said Valiant CEO & Chief Creative Officer Dinesh Shamdasani. "VALIANT PRESTIGE is a central new addition that list. It's both a tribute to the great standalone, prestige format tales that helped inform our love of the medium, like Kingdom Come and Marvels, while, at the same time, a chance to break new ground by revitalizing and refining the concept of what prestige format can be for a whole new generation of readers. We have some truly special stuff in the offing for these titles, and we can't wait to see them on the shelf."

Look for more developments soon on each VALIANT PRESTIGE release, and visit your local retailer today to pre-order each epic VALIANT NEXT series. Beginning with THE VALIANT #1 (of 4) onDecember 10thVALIANT NEXT continues with five blockbuster new series in 2015, starring Valiant’s biggest, most-demanded heroes alongside all-new, never before seen characters:
  • IVAR, TIMEWALKER #1 by Fred Van Lente and Clayton Henry in January
  • DIVINITY #1 (of 4) by Matt Kindt and Trevor Hairsine in February
  • IMPERIUM #1 by Joshua Dysart and Doug Braithwaite in February
  • NINJAK #1 by Matt Kindt and Clay Mann in March
  • BLOODSHOT REBORN #1 by Jeff Lemire and Mico Suayan in April
For more information, visit Valiant on Facebook, on Twitter, on Tumblr, and at ValiantUniverse.com.
 
For Valiant merchandise and more, visit ValiantStore.com.

Go Nuts – Your New Look at THE UNBEATABLE SQUIRREL GIRL #1!

The Marvel Universe’s newest series has everyone going nuts! Today, Marvel is pleased to present your new look at THE UNBEATABLE SQUIRREL GIRL #1, the all-new ongoing series from Eisner Award-winning writer Ryan North (Original Sins, Adventure Time) and rising-star artist Erica Henderson!

What do Dr. Doom, Deadpool and Thanos have in common? Squirrel Girl has beaten them all! True story. She may not be the world’s most popular super hero. Most people don’t even know she exists. But she loves being Squirrel Girl, helping people, and saving the world (even though most people don’t know it)! But now, she faces an enemy more terrifying than any she’s ever faced before – college!

Prepare for misadventures in higher education as Squirrel girl and her best friend/sidekick Tippy-Toe venture across the Marvel Universe for brand new adventures that will see these two square off against some of the baddest baddies around!

She’s happy, she can’t be defeated and she’ll unleash an army of squirrels on you before you can blink. She’s THE UNBEATABLE SQUIRREL GIRL – and she’s coming to comic shops and digital devices everywhere in January 2015!

  

THE UNBEATABLE SQUIRREL GIRL #1 (NOV140732)
Written by RYAN NORTH

Art & Cover by ERICA HENDERSON
Variant Covers by ART ADAMS (NOV140733), SIYA OUM (NOV140734)
and SKOTTIE YOUNG (NOV140735)
FOC – 12/08/14, On Sale – 01/07/15

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

JEM AND THE HOLOGRAMS Get A Comic Book @BoomStudios

JEM AND THE HOLOGRAMS Get A Comic Book Series That Is Truly Outrageous! 
It’s Showtime (Synergy) At IDW Publishing

San Diego, CA (December 2, 2014) – IDW Publishing is excited to expand its long relationship with Hasbro and welcome JEM AND THE HOLOGRAMS to the world of comic books. Starting in March 2015, Jem and company will star in their first ongoing series! The creative team bringing this world full of fashion, art, action, and style to life is writer Kelly Thompson (StorykillerThe Girl Who Would Be King) and artist Ross Campbell (GloryTeenage Mutant Ninja Turtles), with subscription covers by Sara Richard (My Little Pony, Kitty and Dino).
 
 
It’s the 21st century, and Jem and The Holograms are 21st century girls! Meet Jerrica Benton, the gifted singer of The Holograms, a band that has the right look and the right sound… But one thing is holding them back—Jerrica’s crippling stage fright. Luckily, Jerrica is about to find help in the most unlikely of places when she discovers a forgotten present left by her father. And what she finds is truly outrageous!
 
"As a kid I was a huge fan of the original 80's JEM AND THE HOLOGRAMS cartoon and so the chance to breathe new life into it for a savvy modern audience, not to mention to work with Ross, an artist practically destined to draw this book, is really a dream come true," said series writer, Kelly Thompson.
 
Don’t miss the chance to get the five stunning rainbow foil covers that will be available for Issue One—one for each Hologram by artist Amy Mebberson (My Little Pony, Pocket Princesses), plus the whole band by series artist Ross Campbell—in a deluxe rainbow foil and hologram collectible box. A second box set for Issue two will feature another set of four covers by Mebberson and a group shot by Campbell—this time starring Jem’s greatest nemeses, The Misfits!
 
“Getting a JEM AND THE HOLOGRAMS comic going was a top priority for me when I started at IDW,” says Senior Editor John Barber. “It took three years, but Kelly and Ross came in with a style and attitude that really got Jem. They understand Jem’s appeal—I can’t overstate the impact Jem has had on generations of fans and readers.”
 
The beloved animated show JEM AND THE HOLOGRAMS debuted on television in 1985, alongside a very successful toyline by Hasbro. The show was geared towards young females but was unlike any “girls show” before as it featured a strong female lead and mixed elements of science fiction, adventure, and romance.
 
Hasbro announced earlier this year that a live-action, motion-picture adaptation of JEM AND THE HOLOGRAMS from Universal Pictures starring Aubrey Peeples and directed by Jon M. Chu is slated for release October 2015.
 
 

 

 

ACTION LAB COMICS IN STORES THIS WEEK @Actionlab

New Releases for the week of December 3rd, 2014

 

JACK HAMMER: USURPER #2 (of 2)

 

Writer(s): Brandon Barrows

Artist Name(s): Ionic

Cover Artist(s): Ionic

Betrayed, bloody and mad as hell, it’s Jack’s turn to go on the hunt, sucking chest wound or no. But Jack hasn’t even met the man called Usurper face-to-face and he’s already fighting for his life.With both Jack and Ramona’s lives on the line, who’ll go down for the count?


32 pgs./ All Ages/ FC                                    $3.99






 

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