Archive for April, 2008

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Stan Lee Videos From New York Comic-Con

April 29, 2008

Stan Lee greets thousands of his fans on the way to his Virgin Comics panel:


But not everyone got a chance to meet Stan. The folks at Black20 were on a mission at Comic-Con: get an interview with Stan Lee. Click here to check out their journey, shot documentary style, through a packed convention center in pursuit of Stan “The Man”.


Stan also talks with The Comic Collective about his new superhero universe with Virgin Comics:

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Guy Ritchie’s “Next Level” Nike Advert

April 29, 2008

Premiering today is the “Next Level” Nike commercial directed by Guy Ritchie, creator of Virgin Comics’ Gamekeeper series.

According to Ritchie, “This ad is essentially following the journey, the rise of a soccer superstar. It’s all done through the point of view of the player and is actually the largest advert I have ever filmed.”

Read the full story here and check out the preview below.

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Should Gotham Chopra Call Guru Pitka “Dad”?

April 25, 2008

“Living on the inside of the New Age world as I have done has given me a front row seat to what truly makes a profit. I mean prophet. Destiny, Serenity, and Tranquility are not just the names of my three favorite exotic dancers in Las Vegas. They are states of awareness. Guru Pitka taught me that as well.”—Gotham Chopra

Growing up as Deepak Chopra’s son must have been a spiritually rich experience for Gotham Chopra, Virgin Comics’ Editor-In-Chief. But we were all stunned to learn that Deepak is not in fact Gotham’s spiritual guiding light. Guru Pitka, the chief rival of Deepak Chopra, is the man that has been leading Gotham on his life-long spiritual journey. Read his shocking confession here.

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Put Virgin Comics In Your FCBD Video And Get A Free Gamekeeper Hardcover Book!

April 24, 2008

Free Comic Book Day is inviting comic book fans to create their own mini commercials on why they love comic books and Free Comic Book Day, with the most creative commercial winning a $250 gift certificate to their favorite comic book store. Check out http://www.youtube.com/user/FCBD08 for more info.

We at Virgin Comics are already proud sponsors of FCBD, but we want to take our involvement one step further. For anyone that features any Virgin Comics title in their video, we’ll send you free copy of the limited edition Hardcover collection of Guy Ritchie’s Gamekeeper Vol. 1 ($30 value, only 1,500 were printed). All you have you do is send a link to your YouTube video to win@virgincomics.com with “FCBD” in the subject. Please include your mailing address. This is not a random drawing. EVERYONE that sends us a video which showcases a Virgin Comics title will win a free book. We do have limited supplies, so if we get an overwhelming response and run out of Gamekeeper books, you will get a prize of comparable value.

Free Comic Book Day is a single day when participating comic book shops across North America and around the world give away comic books absolutely free to anyone who comes into their stores. Free Comic Book Day is being held on Saturday May 3rd this year. For more information go to www.freecomicbookday.com and be sure to pick up Virgin Comics’ Dan Dare/The Stranded flip-book. Get a preview here.

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STAN LEE TO CREATE NEW SUPERHERO UNIVERSE FOR VIRGIN COMICS!!!

April 18, 2008

YES, YOU READ RIGHT! We’re extremely honored to announce that Stan Lee, the living legend of comics, and creator of titles such as Spider-Man, Fantastic Four, X-Men, and Hulk has found a new home to create his next epic universe of superheroes. No one has created perennial superheroes and defined global popular culture like Stan so be sure to hear him talk in person about his groundbreaking plans with Virgin Comics that will change the world of comic books.

LA TIMES Article

Meet Stan tomorrow — Saturday, 4/19/08: 11:00AM – 12:00PM in Room 1E10-1E11


Also, the other one you’ve been waiting for. Garth Ennis (The Boys, Preacher, John Woo’s Seven Brothers) will be making his first U.S. public appearance in many years to discuss the brilliance of Dan Dare’s enduring legacy and why he needed to write this quintessential British story for readers in the U.S. In Garth’s own words, “He’s our Captain America, our Superman, our Batman, he’s all of them rolled into one. He’s the original and the best.” Joining Garth is Peter Hampson, whose father, Frank, created Dan Dare in 1950 and Larry Lieberman, Chief Marketing Officer of Virgin Comics.

Saturday 4/19 1:30pm – 2:30pm Room 1E12-13-14: DAN DARE: BRITIAN’S GREATEST HERO – What Americans Need to Know!

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FAMILY FROM HELL Contest Grand Prize Winner!

April 15, 2008

The wait is over!  We’re proud to announce that the creator of the wildly ambitious “Family From Hell: A Documentary” has won the Shadow Hunter’s Family From Hell grand prize—a custom sketch by Shadow Hunter cover artist, Greg Horn. We haven’t decided just how badly the Shadow Hunter will be kicking their ass in the picture.

We had so many fantastic submissions that not only was it hard to pick the Grand Prize winner, but it was equally hard to select the 10 runner ups, who will all receive autographed Shadow Hunter lithographs and a collection of Virgin Comics Trade Paperbacks.

Prize winners will be notified by email with further details.

Grand Prize: Sam H.

First Prize Winners

Allen and Michelle J.
Elwood
Don M.
Cindy B.
“Bicycle Boy”
Toby F.
Amanda H.
Phil M.
Adam M.
Michella P.

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MOSTOW! MOSTOW! MOSTOW!

April 11, 2008

In case you haven’t heard, the creator of our Director’s Cut series The Megas, Jonathan Mostow, is Executive Producer of Will Smith’s upcoming summer blockbuster, Hancok. It’ll be in theatres on July 2nd, and looks to be a really entertaining and unique take on the superhero genre. Check out the trailer here.

Mostow’s also been in the news this week with casting announcements on the next film he’ll be directing—an adaptation of the graphic novel The Surrogates. Joining Bruce Willis in the cast is Ving Rhames, Radha Mitchell and others. Read all about it here.

And to round this mega-Mostow update… we recently posted a brand new trailer for the Megas on YouTube. Enjoy!