A Brand New Look at the Magical School in ALL MY FRIENDS ARE GHOSTS From BOOM! Studios

Discover New Friends and a School for Ghosts in this New Middle Grade Graphic Novel in March 2020

LOS ANGELES, CA (March 9, 2020) – BOOM! Studios today revealed a first look at the Minourghast Middle School for Wandering Spirits in ALL MY FRIENDS ARE GHOSTS, an original graphic novel from acclaimed writer S.M. Vidaurri (Iron, Steven Universe), artist Hannah Krieger (Psychic Mansion), and letterer Mike Fiorentino, about discovering what makes you special and believing in yourself, available in stores March 2020.

Effie feels a bit lost in her own life. Her mom’s always working, school sucks, and her teacher doesn’t get her fantastical fiction about werewolves and vampires. One day, when she realizes that no one will notice, she escapes from her everyday life… and discovers a school for ghosts in the nearby woods!

With the help of her new ghostly friends, she enrolls in Minourghast Middle School for Wandering Spirits, but just as she’s beginning to learn all about the amazing things that ghosts can do – like possession, poltergeist-ing, demon magic and more – Effie and her new spirited friends take on the challenge of tracking down and freeing a lost soul. But it’ll take more than ghostly powers to succeed. If Effie’s going to help, she’ll have to look deep within herself and trust the support of her friends.

ALL MY FRIENDS ARE GHOSTS is the latest release from BOOM! Studios’ award-winning KaBOOM! imprint, home to comics for middle grade and younger readers including original series like Just Beyond: The Scare School by R.L. Stine and Kelly & Nichole Matthews, Hex Vet by Sam Davies, Hotel Dare by Terry Blas and Claudia Aguirre, RuinWorld by Derek Laufman, Drew and Jot: Dueling Doodles by Art Baltazar, and Pandora’s Legacy by Kara Leopard and Kelly & Nichole Matthews, as well as licensed series such as Adventure Time, Steven Universe, and Over The Garden Wall.

Print copies of ALL MY FRIENDS ARE GHOSTS will be available for sale on March 11, 2020 at local comic book shops (use comicshoplocator.com to find the nearest one), on March 17, 2020 in bookstores, or at the BOOM! Studios webstore. Digital copies can be purchased from content providers, including comiXology, iBooks, Google Play, and Madefire.

For continuing news on ALL MY FRIENDS ARE GHOSTS and more from BOOM! Studios, stay tuned to www.boom-studios.com and follow @boomstudios on Twitter.

         

         

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ONION GAMES TO RELEASE FREE NEW GAME, ROMEO & JULIET

ONION GAMES TO RELEASE
FREE NEW GAME, ROMEO & JULIET

March 10, 2020 – Tokyo-based indie developers Onion Games (who formerly have worked on games like Little King’s StoryChulip, and even Super Mario RPG!), are happy to announce the upcoming release of Romeo & Juliet, a free mini-game created by Onion for all subscribers to its new email magazine, The Secret Onion Cellar.
By visiting http://oniongames.jp/cellar/ and signing up for the magazine by Monday, March 16th, players will receive a link to the game as part of The Onion Games Starter Kit, a digital download that will also include a soundtrack sampler, and a pack of new hi-res wallpapers (previewed below) from Million Onion HotelBlack BirdDandy Dungeon and the upcoming Nintendo Switch release of the cult-classic RPG Moon.
Romeo & Juliet is the first Onion Game created entirely by studio head Yoshiro Kimura, who conceived of, designed, and programmed it on his own, including all artwork and sound design. The arcade-like mini-game was created specifically to give away to current fans, and give potential new fans a taste of Onion’s unique style and flavor.
The Secret Onion Cellar will begin publishing regularly on March 16th, 2020, with the release and distribution of The Onion Games Starter Kit, including Romeo & Juliet.
Future issues will be contain new, unreleased information and news about the upcoming free Dandy Dungeon 2 expansion DLC — which more than doubles the size of the critically acclaimed game on PC and Nintendo Switch — as well as the Nintendo Switch release of Moon, the first time the cult-classic RPG will be available in English.
Readers can find the newsletter signup form at:
About Onion Games
One of Japan’s most eccentric independent game studios, Onion Games is made up of a team of industry veterans who collectively have contributed to games including Super Mario RPG, Chulip, Rule of Rose, Little King’s Story, Chibi-Robo!, and Rez, before striking out on their own. See more of the staff’s former work here: http://oniongames.jp/about-us
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PCS very excited for Roald Dahl graphic novel

Head over to this Publisher’s Weekly article for the details:

https://www.publishersweekly.com/pw/by-topic/childrens/childrens-book-news/article/82602-graphix-to-publish-dahl-s-the-witches-as-graphic-novel.html

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New Look at WE SERVED THE PEOPLE: MY MOTHER’S STORIES

Discover an Incredible Story of Coming of Age Under Mao’s Rule in Communist China in April 2020

LOS ANGELES, CA (March 6, 2020) – BOOM! Studios today revealed an exclusive new look at original graphic novel WE SERVED THE PEOPLE: MY MOTHER’S STORIES, available on April 22, 2020, from Eisner-nominated cartoonist Emei Burell as she breathes new life into her mother’s stories of growing up in mid-1960’s Communist China.

In China, an entire generation’s most formative years took place in remote rural areas when city kids were sent to the countryside to become rusticated youth and partake in Mao’s mandated Great Leap Forward. Emei’s mother, Yuan Ye Ping, recounts how she ended up as one of the few truck-driving women during the Up to the Mountains and Down to the Countryside Movement, which sought to increase agricultural outreach and spur social and ideological change amongst youth.

Burell’s stunning illustrations honor her mother’s courage, strength, and determination during a decade of tremendous political upheaval and introduces us to a young woman making her way in a new era of self-discovery.

WE SERVED THE PEOPLE: MY MOTHER’S STORIES is the latest release from BOOM! Studios’ ambitious Archaia imprint, home to graphic novels such as Mouse Guard by David Petersen; New World by David Jesus Vignolli; Jane by Aline Brosh McKenna and Ramón Pérez; About Betty’s Boob by Vero Cazot and Julie Rocheleau; Bolivar by Sean Rubin; and licensed series including Lev Grossman’s The Magicians: Alice’s Story by Lilah Sturges and Pius Bak; Jim Henson’s The Power of the Dark Crystal and Jim Henson’s Labyrinth: Coronation.

Print copies of WE SERVED THE PEOPLE: MY MOTHER’S STORIES will be available for sale on April 22, 2020 at local comic book shops (use comicshoplocator.com to find the nearest one), April 28, 2020 at bookstores or at the BOOM! Studios webstore. Digital copies can be purchased from content providers, including comiXology, iBooks, Google Play, and Madefire.

For continuing news on WE SERVED THE PEOPLE: MY MOTHER’S STORIES and more from BOOM! Studios, stay tuned to www.boom-studios.com and follow @boomstudios on Twitter.

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Frictional Games Announces Amnesia: Rebirth. Coming Autumn 2020

March 6, 2020 – Ten years ago Amnesia: The Dark Descent heralded a new generation of horror. Five years ago, SOMA took us to fresh depths of terror. Now, steel yourself for the next nightmare as Frictional Games prepares to release Amnesia: Rebirth this autumn. A new story set in the world of Amnesia: The Dark Descent, Rebirth represents yet another evolutionary leap for Frictional games, challenging players to remain calm in the face of unimaginable terror.

Get a glimpse of what’s to come in today’s announcement trailer and first in-game images.

Amnesia: Rebirth is a new descent into darkness from the creators of the iconic Amnesia series. Set in the desolate landscape of the Algerian desert, the game will focus on new character Tasi Trianon as she sets out on a harrowing journey through devastation and despair, personal terror and pain, while exploring the limits of human resilience.

You can’t let out a breath. The creature is only inches away. Its sole purpose – to feed off your terror. And so you crouch in the dark, trying to stop the fear rising, trying to silence what lies within you.

Retracing Tasi’s journey and pulling together the fragments of a shattered past will be the only chance to survive the pitiless horror that threatens to devour you. Time is against you. Still, you must continue, step by step, knowing that if you fail you will lose everything.

Amnesia: Rebirth is scheduled for release in autumn 2020 on PC and PlayStation 4. Wishlist on Steam in order to follow along with the updates as they are released.

Follow Amnesia: Rebirth on SteamTwitterFacebookYouTube, or on their website at http://amnesiarebirth.com/.

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Matt Kindt’s MIND MGMT is now a hit board game

Award winning game designers tackle this complex and layered story

Vancouver, Canada: MIND MGMT: The Psychic Espionage “Game” is a tense, paranoia-fueled game of deduction and second-guessing from Off the Page Games. It’s based on the NY Times Best Selling series from Matt Kindt and is launching on Kickstarter March 3rd.

In this “one vs. many” game, players act as either a secret organization known as MIND MGMT (Mind Management) trying to find recruits and evade capture, or as rogue agents, determined to locate and take MIND MGMT down.

As Matt Kindt explains, “I was lucky enough to meet two talented, award-winning board game designers that weren’t just fans of MIND MGMT — they really got it. This isn’t just the definitive board game interpretation of the comics, it’s an interactive story-telling and training device. Proceed at your own risk.” Matt partnered up with Jay Cormier and Sen-Foong Lim, designers of Junk Art, Belfort and D&D: Rock Paper Wizard to make his world of espionage and paranoia come alive in a board game.

“We wanted to pack in as much deduction and teamwork as we could in a game that takes less than an hour to play ,” says Sen-Foog Lim, as these kinds of games usually take two or more hours to complete.

Fans of Matt Kindt and of the MIND MGMT comic series will be in for a real treat as the game will come with 80+ pages of new MIND MGMT stories — all written and illustrated by Matt Kindt. One mini-comic will come in each of the 10 sealed packages which are part of what Off the Page Games is calling the SHIFT System.

“We’re introducing the SHIFT System where at the end of each game, the side that loses gets to open a package which will give them more components, cards and rules to improve their chances the next time they play,” explains Jay Cormier, co-designer and also founder of Off the Page Games.

MIND MGMT: The Psychic Espionage “Game” is the first game being published from Off the Page Games, but it’s founder, Jay Cormier, has over a dozen published games including Akrotiri, Godfather: A New Don, In the Hall of the Mountain King, Draw Your Own Conclusions, and more.

Eager game and comic fans should visit www.offthepagegames.com for more information.

MIND MGMT: The Psychic Espionage “Game” launches on Kickstarter March 3rd, 7am PST.

Back it here:

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/mindmgmt/mind-mgmt-the-psychic-espionage-game

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BLISS from Image (an genre mixing Urban Fantasy coming soon)

NEIL GAIMAN’S AMERICAN GODS MEETS BREAKING BAD IN ADDICTIVE NEW URBAN FANTASY MAXI-SERIES BLISS LAUNCHING THIS JUNE
Interior preview pages revealed

PORTLAND, Ore. 03/02/2020 — Award winning playwright and bestselling comics writer Sean Lewis (Coyotes, Thumbsreteams with fan favorite Coyotes artist Caitlin Yarsky for a dark urban fantasy maxi-series titled Bliss. It will consist of two story arcs and launch from Image Comics this June.

“I grew up seeing people getting addicted to things: drugs, success, sex… it always seemed to be about forgetting deeper pains,” said Lewis. “I spent some of my life trying to forget my dad through these means, now that I’m a dad it made me wonder: how could that cycle break? And what happens to all these memories we push away? What if the Goddess Lethe was real? What if she is who we answered to?”

In this upcoming series, there’s a drug called Bliss wiping away memories in Feral City. A good-hearted young man—overwhelmed by a deathly sick child and distraught wife—makes a deal to become the personal hitman to three gods, killing those in their way and sending memories down the river of Oblivion in exchange for his family’s well-being.

Yarsky added: “As time passes and we become more burdened with memories of our past mistakes and misfortunes, we often turn to self destructive coping mechanisms. Anything to turn off the din of guilt and regret. But in the process of trying to drown it all out, we create monsters that eat away at us until there is nothing left. To me, Bliss is about what happens when we pull ourselves out of the wreckage. It’s about finding redemption through self-actualization and love.”

Best described as Breaking Bad meets Neil Gaiman’s American GodsBliss is the perfect new addiction for fans of Gaiman’s Sandman and Dan Watters and Dani’s Coffin Bound.

Bliss #1 will be available at comic book shops on Wednesday, June 24.

Bliss #1 will also be available for purchase across many digital platforms, including the official Image Comics iOS app, Amazon Kindle, Apple Books, comiXology, and Google Play.

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Hypergalactic Psychic Table Tennis 3000, a surreal RPG Paddle adventure, launches today on Steam!

Take your Table Tennis game beyond the table… and past the bounds of logic and common sense.

Hypergalactic Psychic Table Tennis 3000 blasts its way onto the Steam storefront today!

Take part in a bizarre adventure that sees your paddle grow from a simple set of blocky pixels into a powered-up beast of a raquet, complete with equipment, spells, and secret thoughts… even romantic ones, because paddles can love, too. HPTT3K’s RPG mechanics are more than a gimmick: they’re the heart of the game. Level up to increase your stats and size, learn new spells, read other paddles’ minds, and get tons of other fun bonuses.

This absurdist adventure into a world of paddles, peril, and peculiarity is available right now on Steam for only $1.99 USD.

About Hypergalactic Psychic Table Tennis 3000

Hypergalactic Psychic Table Tennis 3000 is a story of an anthropomorphic paddle—voiced by Mark Meer (Commander Shepard, Mass Effect)—who feels destined to become the best table tennis paddle in the hypergalaxy. While crushing his foes, he learns a little something about love along the way. Each paddle he fights has a name, a story, a heart… each one is important, goddamnit.

 

We’ve taken the simplest possible interaction between two sentient video table tennis paddles and turned it into a beautiful complex tapestry of oblique jokes, role-playing mechanics, magic spells, ridiculous cosmetic equipment, capturable beasts, and a full dialog system allowing you to converse with—and eventually romance—the strongest of your paddle foes (should your ballwork be sufficiently skilled & your paddle love be reciprocated).

 

Get your ball past the opposing paddle to build your skills, discover your paddle-lover’s secret yearnings, and get up close and personal with the pixelated space between love and death. It’s an ultra-Freudian Dadaesque ball-paddling fever dream of a game

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  Your First Look at ORIGINS Graphic Novel from BOOM! Studios

All Star Creative Team Presents New Original Graphic Novel About Life After Humans in October 2020

LOS ANGELES, CA (March 2, 2020) – BOOM! Studios revealed today a first look at ORIGINS, a brand new original graphic novel by Arash Amel (A Private War), Joseph Oxford (Me + Her), and Lee Toland Krieger (The Age of Adaline), acclaimed writer Clay McLeod Chapman (Absolute Carnage: Separation Anxiety), illustrator Jakub Rebelka (Judas), colorist Patricio Delpeche, and letterer Jim Campbell, that presents a stunning view of a future where humanity’s last hope may be the person who created its destruction, available in October 2020.

One thousand years after humans have gone extinct and artificial intelligence has taken over the world, a single man is brought back to life—David Adams, the genius whose technology was responsible for the destruction of his species, and who has been given a second chance at life in order to save mankind and undo his biggest mistake. But even with the help of Chloe, his first creation and the android that revived him, he may not be enough to reignite the spark of humanity or stop the AI overlords who plan to eliminate the last hope for mankind. David and Chloe must embark on the greatest journey of their lives, as he seeks to find redemption and discover if humanity can – or should – have any kind of future.

ORIGINS is the newest release from BOOM! Studios’ eponymous imprint, home to critically acclaimed original series, including Once & Future by Kieron Gillen and Dan Mora; Faithless by Brian Azzarello and Maria Llovet; Abbott by Saladin Ahmed and Sami Kivelä; Bury The Lede by Gaby Dunn and Claire Roe; Klaus by Grant Morrison and Dan Mora; Something is Killing The Children by James Tynion IV and Werther Dell’Edera; Folklords by Matt Kindt and Matt Smith; The Red Mother by Jeremy Haun and Danny Luckert; Alienated by Simon Spurrier and Chris Wildgoose; King of Nowhere by W. Maxwell Prince and Tyler Jenkins. The imprint also publishes popular licensed properties including Joss Whedon’s Firefly from Greg Pak and Dan McDaid; Angel from Bryan Edward Hill and Gleb Melnikov; Buffy the Vampire Slayer from Jordie Bellaire and David López; and Mighty Morphin Power Rangers from Ryan Parrott and Daniele Di Nicuolo.

Print copies of ORIGINS will be available for sale on October 14, 2020 at local comic book shops (use comicshoplocator.com to find the nearest one), October 20, 2020 at bookstores, or at the BOOM! Studios webstore. Digital copies can be purchased from content providers, including comiXology, iBooks, Google Play, and Madefire.  

For more on ORIGINS and other projects from BOOM! Studios, stay tuned to www.boom-studios.com and follow @boomstudios on Twitter.

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Your First Look at GOLDIE VANCE: LARCENY IN LA LA LAND

Discover the Glitz & Glamour of Hollywood with Everyone’s Favorite Detective in a brand New Mystery July 2020 

LOS ANGELES, CA (February 27, 2020) –  BOOM! Studios today revealed a first look at a brand new original graphic novel based in the world of Eisner Award-winning author Hope Larson and GLAAD Award-nominated illustrator Brittney Williams’ highly acclaimed series Goldie Vance. Written by Jackie Ball (Welcome to Wanderland), illustrated by Mollie Rose (Steven Universe: Harmony), colored by Natalia Nesterenko, and lettered by Jim Campbell, GOLDIE VANCE: LARCENY IN LA LA LAND, features the return of everyone’s favorite young detective in a brand new mystery with all the glitz, glamor, and giant secrets you’d expect from a Hollywood mystery, available in stores July 2020.

Teen sleuth Goldie, and her friends Diane and Cheryl, fly to sunny Los Angeles for the trip of a lifetime! While Cheryl pursues her dreams of going into space, and Diane continues her work as a remote scout for a music label, Goldie spends her days getting lost in the haze of old Hollywood, first by befriending a silent film star whose golden days are long behind her, and then by taking on a case of stolen film memorabilia. But when it becomes clear that this case is just part of a larger pattern, it’s up to Goldie to get to the bottom of this show-biz conspiracy.

GOLDIE VANCE: LARCENY IN LA LA LAND is the latest release from BOOM! Studios’ award-winning BOOM! Box imprint, home to groundbreaking original series such as Lumberjanes by Shannon Watters, Grace Ellis, Brooklyn Allen, and Noelle Stevenson; Giant Days by John Allison, Lissa Treiman, and Max Sarin; The Avant-Guards by Carly Usdin and Noah Hayes; b.b free by Gabby Rivera and Royal Dunlap, and Leisha Riddel; Fence by C.S. Pacat and Johanna The Mad.

Print copies of GOLDIE VANCE: LARCENY IN LA LA LAND will be available for sale on July 29, 2020 at local comic book shops (use comicshoplocator.com to find the nearest one), on August 4, 2020 in bookstores or at the BOOM! Studios webstore. Digital copies can be purchased from content providers, including comiXology, iBooks, Google Play, and Madefire.

For more on GOLDIE VANCE and other projects from BOOM! Studios, stay tuned to www.boom-studios.com and follow @boomstudios on Twitter.

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