Comics: A Town Called Dragon, An In-Depth Ef Review

A Town Called Dragon General Information Released: September 24th, 2014 Publisher: Legendary Comics Writer:  Judd Winick Artist: Geoff Shaw Colorist: Jamie Grant Letter: Sean Konot Book & Logo Designer: John J. Hill Associate Editor: Greg Tumbarello Editor: Bob Schreck  Official Website Cbm Interviews Writer: Judd Winick (Available Soon!)   Editorial Biases I tend to prefer comic books and graphic novels that are off the beaten path. Even for comics published by mainstream publishers, sometimes you get relatively unique pieces that are not really the norm. We're flooded by superheroes with brightly colored uniforms, exquisitely simple secret identities and a variety of powers, weapons and technology to boot. It's nice sometimes to get something different where the concept of less-is-more almost reigns dominant.  Those are the comics I tend to love the most, because they make big statements while understating their premise, their cause, their purpose for telling their story. Whenever I get my
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Shadow Walk - Interview With Writer Mark Waid

What if the biblical "Valley of the Shadow of Death" was a real place? That's the story Shadow Walk explores. I had an opportunity to interview writer Mark Waid (Kingdom Come, Superman: Birthright, Captain America, Daredevil) about his upcoming graphic novel.

How did you become involved with Legendary?

I’ve known Bob Schreck forever, and we'd been looking for something to work on. Thomas Tull had the basic idea of the story and was looking for someone to help flesh it out. I sat down with him, and it couldn’t have gone better. I will freely admit that I fully had my shields up, because I figured some movie guy is going to come and tell me how to write comics. But in fact it was the exact opposite, and Thomas could not have been more humble and more eager to learn the of medium and comics.

What is
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“Hey You Geeks!!” Nycc Legendary Panel Unleashes Del Toro’s ‘Pacific Rim’

Friday was a big day here at the Con, but today is going to be huge. New York is quickly growing into one of the largest Cons in the country, perhaps even number two behind San Diego.

The big event on Friday was the Legendary Comics panel moderated by the Nerdist himself Chris Hardwick. Hardwick is fantastic at on the spot hilarity; the best moderator I’ve seen. Legendary Comics Editor and Chief Bob Schreck introduced some of the new and upcoming titles from Legendary Comics including Matt Wagner’s Tower Chronicles and the Max Brooks helmed Shadow Walk. Then Hardwick introduced legendary comic writer Grant Morrison to announce Annihilator, a new series he is doing with Legendary. Annihilator is about a failing screenwriter who signs a deal with the devil. The tag line Morrison used was something on the line of “what happens when deadlines become life and death.
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Legendary unveils Grant Morrison, Guillermo del Toro projects

Legendary Comics has announced projects from Grant Morrison and Guillermo del Toro. Editor-in-chief Bob Schreck unveiled Annihilator and the Pacific Rim prequel comic at New York Comic Con. Annihilator will be a creator-owned title from Morrison that centres around Ray Spass, a screenwriter with a brain tumour who is working on a major motion picture. "He gets the opportunity to write a big tentpole movie called Annihilator, which is based on a character called Max Nomax who's an ancient pulp character," Morrison said. "Max Nomax isn't actually an ancient pulp character, we made him up specifically for this. "Our story is that Ray Spass has got this movie and he kind of makes a deal with the devil. Two days later, the FBI shows up at his door and says, 'A man just turned up - in a black hole we created. (more)
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Nycc: Del Toro & Beacham on Pacific Rim, the Movie and Comic!

Today was the first full day of the New York Comic-Con and for us, it began with an announcement at the Legendary Comics booth by editor-in-chief Bob Schreck about two new comics they'd be publishing in 2013, including a prequel comic to Guillermo del Toro's Pacific Rim, written by the movie's screenwriter Travis Beacham, and a new six-issue series by Grant Morrison called "Annihilator." We're going to focus on the former, which will act as a prequel to the movie starring Charlie Hunnam, Idris Elba, Charlie Day and Rinko Kikuchi.

Guillermo also updated us on some of his other projects in the works, including Disney's Haunted Mansion, on which they plan on hiring a new writer soon to help get it moving forward.

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The Tower Chronicles Marks the Arrival of Legendary Comics

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Legendary Comics launches their first series today with The Tower Chronicles: Geisthawk – Volume 1, from Matt Wagner and Simon Bisley. The 48-page prestige format release begins a new universe that represents the kinds of comics Legendary intends to explore. The Tower Chronicles is the tale of John Tower, a supernatural bounty hunter. His missions lead him into mankind’s most dangerous places to banish poltergeists, demons, and other supernatural evils that plague his “sometimes respectable” patrons.

The first issue sports two different covers, one from Bisley, perhaps best remembered for his work on Lobo in the 1990s, and Jim Lee, DC Entertainment’s co-publisher, inked by his usual partner Scott Williams. The series is being inked by Rodney Ramos, the journeyman inker best known for his work on Transmetropolitan.

The Tower Chronicles: Geisthawk – Volume 1 was written by Wagner (Grendel and Mage) in consultation with Thomas Tull, founder of Legendary Pictures. It
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Writer Matt Wagner Dishes on New Comic The Tower Chronicles

One would think that being at the top of your game in a profession for nearly 25 years would tend to slow a person down. That's not the case with Matt Wagner. The creator of Grendel and Mage sat down with Dread Central to discuss his newest series, The Tower Chronicles.

"The Tower Chronicles is the collective title of the first all-original offering from the newly formed Legendary Comics, which is the comic book division of Hollywood powerhouse, Legendary Pictures," Wagner said. "It'll ultimately be a trilogy with each book being about 280 pages of story art. Each of the books is serialized in four prestige format sized volumes that are each 68 pages. The first book in the trilogy is called GeistHawk and The Tower Chronicles follow the adventures of John Tower who is a supernatural bounty hunter. GeistHawk is the name of the website he uses to filter out potential clients.
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Comic-Con: Legendary Comics Panel Recap Including Updates on The Tower Chronicles, Shadow Walk, and The Majestic Files

Legendary Pictures has spent the last decade taking over the Hollywood scene, co-financing films as varied as The Dark Knight and The Hangover while quickly establishing itself as one of the premiere locations for elevated genre content. Not satisfied to simply make comic books into movies, the studio has branched out into making comic books. But like, as comic books. On Friday afternoon at Comic-Con 2012, the newly minted Legendary Comics – which previously released Frank Miller’s controversial Holy Terror! – took to the stage in Ballroom 6A to discuss their new line of graphic novels including The Tower Chronicles from Matt Wagner and Simon Bisley with cover art by Jim Lee and Alex Ross, Shadow Walk from Max Brooks, Mark Waid and Shane Davis, and The Majestic Files by J. Michael Straczynski. Hit the jump for the details. After a brief introduction from moderator Chris Hardwick and executive Bob Schreck (Thomas
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San Diego Comic-Con 2012: Legendary Comics Debuts First Preview of The Tower Chronicles

Legendary Comics (a division of Legendary Entertainment) has debuted at Comic-Con International 2012 the first preview of The Tower Chronicles exclusively on comiXology, the revolutionary digital comics platform.

From the Press Release:

Comic fans worldwide will now be able to experience the first 12 pages of The Tower Chronicles Volume 1 — Legendary’s latest comic book series co-created by Legendary Chairman and CEO Thomas Tull and written by Matt Wagner, with art by Simon Bisley. And for those fans attending Comic-Con International 2012, they can stop by the Legendary booth (#3920) and experience The Tower Chronicles Preview on LG mobiles devices through the comiXology app.

“It’s incredibly exciting to bring this preview of The Tower Chronicles out for all our fans at Comic-Con and worldwide through the comiXology digital platform,” said Legendary Comics editor-in-chief Bob Schreck. “You have to see to believe Matt Wagner’s and Simon Bisley’s storytelling and art in comiXology’s revolutionary Guided View technology.
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The Sdcc 2012 Fright Schedule: Thursday

Well lookie here! Lookie here! It’s that time of year again! San Diego Comic Con is just a couple weeks away and the schedules for each day is steadily rolling out. Since we’ll be heading down once again this year to experience the pop culture cluster fuck that is Sdcc, we figured it only right to share with you the horror themed shenanigans slated for the days we’ll be in attendance.

It seems that the day’s main highlights will be Dexter and zombie related. Seriously, from The Walking Dead to the number of various panels covering different aspects of the undead in all their non-breathing glory, it looks like I’ll be one busy yet happy camper!

Also, not to be missed is this year’s nod to Indie Horror with a panel featuring “The Twisted TwinsJen and Sylvia Soska (Dead Hooker In A Trunk
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San Diego Comic-Con 2012: Preview Night & Day 1 (July 11 & 12) Schedules Now Live

The schedules for the 2012 San Diego Comic-Con Preview Night and Day 1 (July 11 and July 12) are now live, and we have the horror highlights for you here (along with a few panels of general interest). As always, though, be sure to check the official Sdcc site for updates!

We also recommend downloading the Sdcc app if you have a smart phone.

Preview Night - Wednesday, July 11

6:00-9:45 Special Sneak Peek Pilot Screenings— Comic-Con and Warner Bros. Television proudly continue their annual Preview Night tradition, with exclusive world premiere screenings of the pilot episodes of five of the most highly anticipated TV series pilots of the 2012–13 television season: 666 Park Avenue, Arrow, The Following, Revolution and Cult. More info can be found here. Ballroom 20

Day 1 - Thursday, July 12

10:00-11:00 The Witty Women of Steampunk— The Victorian era was one marked by constraints on behavior, morals and bosoms. When you
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WonderCon 2012 - Full Schedule Announced!

2012 will be the first year that GeekTrant will invade WonderCon, mostly due to the fact that it was moved down to Anaheim, CA this year which is right in our backyard. We're all pretty excited about attending this year, as we've heard it's a much smaller more intimate version of San Diego Comic Con.

WonderCon is set to open on Friday, March 16th and run through Sunday, March 18th at the Anaheim Convention Center. If you plan on attending let us know, and maybe we can meet up and hang out for a bit!

I've put stars next to the panels we are interested in attending. Check out the schedule, and let us know what you are looking forward to seeing most!

Friday March 16th

12:30-1:30 Idw Presents: The Idw Panel!— Chief creative officer Chris Ryall and sergeant of marketing Dirk Wood, give out prizes, make announcements, and evade questions!
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WonderCon 2012 Heading South to Anaheim, California

Some of you may not know that the San Diego Comic-Con has a little sister known as WonderCon, which is typically held in San Francisco, but this year things are going to be a bit different. Due to renovation work taking place at Moscone Center South, the Con's usual home, the powers-that-be have opted to relocate it to the Anaheim Convention Center for its 2012 run of March 16th-18th rather than cancel or postpone it.

Right now the guest list is mostly geared toward comics fans (Yay! A real "comic" con!), but if last year is any indication, things should start cooking soon with more movie and TV show panels and guests sure to be added. The horror highlights thus far:

Joe Hill - author, Locke and Key, Heart-Shaped Box

Mike Mignola - writer/artist/creator, Hellboy, B.P.R.D.

Steve Niles - writer/creator, 30 Days of Night, Criminal Macabre,
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Nycc'11: Frank Miller Confirms Plans For New Sin City Comic Books!

Yesterday afternoon, New York Comic Con had a panel for Legendary Comics, which made their first appearance ever at the event. The panel was hosted by Chris Hardwick, and it included Bob Schreck, the editor-in-chief of Legendary Comics and fan favorite writers Frank Miller, Paul Pope and Matt Wagner. The audience then got their chance to ask a few questions about the comics on the panel, and one of the responses was Miller's confirmation of new Sin City Comic Books: "There will be Sin City stories and I have every intention of doing them with Dark Horse." Could this surprising development mean these new comics may tie in with the (supposedly) upcoming Sin City 2?
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Baltimore Comic-Con: Day One Wrap-up!

Phew! It was a long, fun day at Baltimore Comic-Con, but I’ll keep this quick so I can get to the best tidbits from the con. Despite the big guns in comics (Marvel, DC, Indigo, Dark Horse) and movies (WB/CW, Universal, Fox, etc.) not having Dealer’s Room presence, there was plenty to see and do!

Comics I wanna see on the big screen (or just get my paws on Right Now):

* Sandshark Studios had a new offering with a name that’s totally cool: Adam And Eve Bizarre Love Triangle In The Zombie Apocalypse Volume 1: Post Armageddon Underground Bunker Blues. Try saying that five times fast. And after (pawing) looking at the dealer’s copy, it’s just as cool as it sounds.

* Kill Shakespeare. No, it’s not the latest arthouse film or a sign I’ve lost my marbles, but a groovy new series.
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San Diego Comic-Con 2011: Teaser Trailer Debut for Frank Miller's Holy Terror

It just doesn't stop! Yet another trailer debut has hit this crazy thing called the interwebs, this time showing off Frank Miller's latest creation, Holy Terror! Dig it!

From the Press Release

Legendary Comics has partnered with Frank Miller to publish "Holy Terror," a dark, uncompromising superhero tale for the modern era. The announcement was made by Bob Schreck, Editor-in-Chief of Legendary Comics.

In "Holy Terror," join The Fixer, a brand new, hard-edged hero as he battles terror. The graphic novel is a no-holds-barred action thriller told in Miller’s trademark high-contrast, black-and-white visual style, which seizes the political zeitgeist by the throat and doesn't let go until the last page.

"It has been my extreme pleasure and honor to have worked so closely with Frank for over 20 years now," says Schreck. "Holy Terror finds Frank at the top of his game. A fast paced, biting commentary on our uncertain and volatile times,
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What’s Queer At Comic-Con This Year?

I can’t believe another Comic-Con is almost upon us. That whole, odd, everything goes faster when you are older thing really is rather annoying. Not that I don’t like Cc… it’s a fairly mind boggling event when you think about it… it’s just that I could have sworn I was just there.

This year is going to be different for two reasons. One, for the first part of the festival, I’ll get to show the insanity off to Timo Descamps and Danny De Jong. It’s going to be their last look at America for the year; they wing their way home to Belgium from San Diego. They already think we Americans are a bit… unique. It will be interesting to hear their opinions after they see throngs of armored, light-saber weilding, Pikachu’s dancing with thong-clad Skeletors and leather-bra wearing Conans.

Second, I’m
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Comic-Con 2011: Full Schedule for Saturday July 23rd

San Diego is calling all geeks! Comic-Con 2011 is so close yet so far away, But the amount of fun we are planning on having is going to be epic. Comic-Con International has unleashed the full schedule for Saturday July 23rd, and of course it's going to be another great day at the con, and since it's Saturday it will also be the most crowded. Here's a an example of what you will be going down... Immortals, Snow White and the Hunstman, Alcatraz, Terra Nova, Family Guy, Marvel TV, Community, Knights of Badassdom, Grimm, Kevin Smith and more!

I've gone through the list and put stars next to all of the events and panels that we want to cover. Let us know what panels and events you would like to know about and we will try and get them covered for you! If you are actually going to be at the con,
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Comic-Con 2011: Full Schedule for Friday July 22nd

It seems like San Diego Comic-Con 2011 is right around the corner, and it's going to be one hell of a glorious weekend of geek awesomeness. Comic-Con International has unleashed the full schedule for Friday July 22nd, once again we have a full day of fun and excitement. There's so much I want to see here, including The Amazing Spider-Man, The Walking Dead, Total Recal, Batman: Year One, Locke & Key, Haywire, Raven and more!

I've gone through the list and put exclamation points next to all of the events that we want to cover. Let us know what panels and events you would like to know about and we will try and get them covered for you! If you are actually going to be at the con, what will you be checking out?

GeekTyrant will once again be at Comic-Con in full force this year, bringing you the best maximum super rad coverage.
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Bob Schreck: 'Holy Terror is gut-wrenching'

Bob Schreck: 'Holy Terror is gut-wrenching'
Frank Miller's Holy Terror has been described as "iconic" and "gut-wrenching" by Legendary Comics boss Bob Schreck. Confirming reports that the political graphic novel will hit stores in September, the editor-in-chief promised fans that the project sees Miller "at the top of his game". Schreck said: "It has been my extreme pleasure and honor to have worked so closely with Frank for over 20 years now. Holy Terror finds Frank at the (more)
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