Archive for October, 2007

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Happy Halloween!

October 30, 2007

So how was everyones weekend and what plans for tonight and tomorrow? Alot of fans have talked about dressing up as Virgin characters and so far DEVI has been most popular. Please send us your pictures so we can post them on our profile or do a featured item… we’d love to hear back or do a special contest! One fan mentioned a New England Comics Costume Contest in Quincy, Massachusetts, USA so let us know where you’ll be going and as which character.

 

Here’s some cool Halloween reading from Virgin (book one from our horror imprint in partnership with Studio 18: http://blog.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=blog&Mytoken=F76B2401-B315-4246-895D261D5979867074846836

 

To read further, the book is now added to our online store: http://virgincomicsstore.com/eatdeadoneshot.html

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Gamekeeper Contest Winners

October 23, 2007

A big thanks to everyone for participating. Here’s the list of 5 lucky winners who get a Gamekeeper TPB—expect an email with follow-up details (or send your mailing address to blog@virgincomics.com) 🙂

MATT BUTCHER
CHRIS DAVIS
CHICLO
JOHN
DENNIS DOWNING

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VOTE! VOTE! VOTE!

October 22, 2007

Hola! Quick reminder about Coalition Comix — where MySpace users and Richard Branson’s Virgin Comics teamed up to build a brand new comic book from the ground up. VOTING HAS STARTED and you can now decide what genre the comic book should be!

The first vote at ends on the 23rd (ONE DAY LEFT), so click below to make sure your vote counts! Exciting new features soon — stay tuned!

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Exciting new books that hit shelves in October!

October 18, 2007

John Woo’s 7 Brother’s Series 2 Issue 2
Created by John Woo                                        
Written by Benjamin Raab and Deric A. Hughes
Art and Cover by Edison George



Twenty years ago, Rachel Kai made a solemn promise to protect the life of an orphaned boy named Li Jiao. But as she is about to discover, no good deed goes unpunished… All grown up and brimming with hatred for her and the Seven Brothers, Li Jiao has returned to exact his revenge on them for the death of his father—and he’s going to use the blood of Ronald Wipes, their most powerful and unpredictable sibling, to get it! Can our heroes stop Li Jiao from unlocking the secrets of their mystical bloodline before it’s too late?  Or will their newfound family be destroyed by one of their own?


Weston & Nicolas Cage’s Voodoo Child 4
Created by Weston Cage and Nicolas Cage             
Written by Mike Carey
Art by Dean Hyrapiet                                               
Cover by Ben Templesmith                                           
Variant Cover by Dean Hyrapiet



This suspenseful page turner is a perfect Halloween Read. When crows eat the eyes of a dead man, his soul stumbles blind into hell: but when crows eat the eyes of a voodoo bokor, something very different happens. Gabriel Moore is about to find out what that something is, as his enemies enter into an unholy alliance to destroy him.


Deepak Chopra Presents India Authentic 6: Vishnu

Written by Saurav Mohapatra
Art by Chandrashekhar
Cover by Satish Tayade



“Wherever there is a decay in morality and those that walk the straight and narrow path are tormented, I shall manifest myself as a champion of Dharma” — That is the promise of Vishnu, The Preserver of the Holy Trinity.

In the latest addition to Deepak Chopra’s Indian Authentic series discover the story of Vishnu. In an ancient age, a vicious demon overlord rises supreme in the ranks of Gods and Demons alike. Empowered by a boon of near immortality, he can be slayed by neither mortal, nor God, nor beast. As he arrogantly embarks on a bloody campaign to persecute the people of Earth, the tormented masses led by his own son, pray to the Gods for deliverance. Vishnu manifests Himself in the chimeral avatar of Narasimha, half-man, half-beast, to make good on his eternal promise.


Ramayan 3392 AD Reloaded 2

Written by Shamik Dasgupta
Art & Cover by Jeevan Kang
Variant Cover by Jim Starlin

The epic adventure continues as the heroes Rama, Lakshman and Seeta are lost in the perilous outlands, searching for a haven.  They find Panchvati, a city teeming with thieves, cutthroats, brigands and beggars. Will they find a new life in this land, or have they gone from one danger to an even greater one? Follow their adventure as produced by a new creative team under the guidance of comic impresario Ron Marz.

Plus, a backup story by Ron Mar and comics legend Jim Starlin!


Devi 15

Created by Shekhar Kapur        
Written by Saurav Mohapatra
Art by Saumin Patel                                    
Cover by Luke Ross



In this next action packed issue the hour of judgment is at hand as a goddess dies, a human falls, and a new hero arises. Tara Mehta, the Devi incarnate, has been pushed to the brink of madness by her own demons, and battered and bruised by an unrelenting enemy. Now, she is reborn in a new primal avatar!


Shekhar Kapur’s Snakewoman: Tales of the Snake Charmer 4

Created by Shekhar Kapur
Written by Zeb Wells                                                
Art by Vivek Shinde
Cover by Michael Gaydos                                    
                     



Don’t miss this latest installment of Virgin Comics’ pioneer Director’s Cut series!

Discover the shocking truth as things come to a head in the hot, humid Kabini jungles of India, the events surrounding Jessica and her new guide Sari are temporarily put on hold while Raj gets to tell his side of the tale: his assistance to Harker, his betrayal of Jess, and a secret agenda that nobody sees coming. There is much more to Raj than meets the eye, but he’s not the only one who’s got a card or two up his sleeve.


Sadhu: The Silent Ones 3

Written by Saurav Mohapatra
Art by Manikandan                                         
Cover by Jeffrey Spokes                                                          

The exciting journey continues for James Jensen, once a soldier in the British Army in 19th century India and now The Sadhu, spiritual warrior seeking a shelter from the storm that rages in his soul.
 
Somewhere in his journey from Limbo to the corporeal world, James seems to be trapped in a place where the distinction between dreams and reality are blurred. This Dreamtime is a manifestation of a collective unconscious, where nothing is as it seems. Seeking to rescue someone he loves from the clutches of the evil Silent Ones, James encounters a being who alters his perception of reality forever.

Can James face his own darkest fears and desires, and find a way out of this place before it claims his sanity?

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Subscribe to the Virgin Comics Blog and win Guy Ritchie’s Gamekeeper TPB Vol. 1

October 15, 2007

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WIN Guy Ritchie’s Gamekeeper Tradepaperback Vol. 1: Tooth and Claw (releasing 10/19/07) by subscribing to our RSS feed! That’s right… add a comment to this post after you’re done (or linkback) and 5 lucky winners will be picked at random on October 22nd.

Read the entire Issue #1 here!

EDIT: Remember to subscribe to the RSS feed to be eligible… Thanks!

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THE SADHU TRAILER!

October 15, 2007

Sadhus do not know love or hate, desire or fear. They are detached from all emotional ties, devoted to a spiritual journey said to unleash unimaginable powers. This is the path James Jensen is fated to tread. But he must tackle his biggest obstacle yet… HIMSELF.

Music by Livebody Productions

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COALITION COMIX IS LIVE!

October 11, 2007

COALITION COMIX are original comics books created from a blank canvas by YOU! Story Master Mike Carey will present the Coalition with a decision to make – and let you decide the course of this comic with your votes! The power is in YOUR hands!

Place your first vote here: http://myspace.com/coalitioncomix

Discuss your ideas with Mike in the forums: http://tinyurl.com/2uozng