Archive for the ‘Guy Ritchie’ Category

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Gamekeeper Creator Guy Ritchie to Direct Sherlock Holmes Film

July 10, 2008

Guy Ritchie is making the leap from gamekeepers to detectives. According to Variety, the creator of Virgin Comics’ GAMEKEEPER will direct SHERLOCK HOLMES for Warner Brothers. The drama, which stars Robert Downy, Jr. in the titular role, will begin shooting in October.

Guy Ritchie is also set to direct a feature film adaptation of GAMEKEEPER for Warner Brothers with producer Joel Silver. The latest issue of GUY RITCHIE’S GAMEKEEPER Series 2 (issue #5) is available now at comic stores. Look for it on our Virgin Comics Store soon, and in the meantime check out issue #4.

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The First Ever Virgin Comics/Comic Book Gazette Sweepstakes!

July 10, 2008

Virgin Comics has teamed up with the nice folks over at the Comic Book Gazette — the Internet’s premiere comic book newspaper — to create a sweepstakes celebrating the recent release of two thrilling comic series: Deepak Chopra’s Beyond and Project: Kalki.

To enter, go to the contest site, sign up to receive newsletters from Virgin Comics and the Comic Book Gazette, and answer a trivia question based on the Beyond trailer. It’s really that simple. The five prize packs include Beyond #1($3), Project: Kalki #1 ($3), Ramayan 3392 AD Reloaded TPB ($15), Deepak Chopra Presents India Authentic Volume 1 and Volume 2 TPBs ($30), and Guy Ritchie’s Gamekeeper Volume 1 Hardcover ($30).

81 dollars in value. 5 engrossing comics. 3 minutes to enter. 0 reasons not to!

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Mukesh Singh Nominated for Prestigious Russ Manning Award

May 28, 2008

Congratulations to our very own breakthrough artist Mukesh Singh on being nominated for the Russ Manning Promising Newcomer Award. With his incredible work on Jenna Jameson’s Shadow Hunter, Guy Ritchie’s Gamekeeper, and Devi, Mukesh is quickly building an astounding resume. And the industry is taking notice!

The Russ Manning award is given to a comic book artist “who, early in his career, shows a superior knowledge and ability in the art of creating comics.” The winner will be announced on July 25th at the Eisner Awards Ceremony at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con. To see samples of Singh’s gorgeous artwork on Shadow Hunter check out our free widescreen digital comic. For a complete list of the nominees click here.

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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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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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MySpaceTV Showcases Guy Ritchie’s Gamekeeper Trailer on Homepage

April 9, 2008

The animated trailer for Guy Ritchie’s Gamekeeper has been selected as featured content on MySpaceTV, the viral video community of MySpace. Concurrently, the trailer is also the Featured Video of the social networking site’s comic book community, MySpace Comic Books.

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Guy Ritchie’s GAMEKEEPER Series 2 #1 ON SALE TODAY!

March 12, 2008

You’ve read the 6 page preview on Ain’t it Cool News or Comixology, now you can get Guy Ritchie’s Gamekeeper Series 2 issue #1 at comic shops or avail the free shipping offer from VirginComicsStore.com


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