February 14, 2012
February 1, 2012
ADRENALIZE WITH RED SPIKE
Image Comics Collects The 5-Issue Super Soldier Miniseries
Image Comics is proud to announce the March release of RED SPIKE VOL. 1 TP, written by Jeff Cahn, illustrated by Mark Texeira (Wolverine, Punisher) and Salvador Navarro, edited by Dave Elliott and produced by Benaroya Publishing. RED SPIKE VOL. 1 TP collects issues #1-5 of the sold out miniseries and will include extras such as a gallery page of covers by veteran artist Mark Texeira and the diaries of Doctor Fairfield, creator of the Red Spike program.
70 years ago, the world began its race to create the first Super Soldier. In 2011, the United States succeeded… twice. Project Red Spike discovered that through the manipulation and regulation of the adrenal glands the super soldier was no longer just a dream.
The world of RED SPIKE involves soldiers Matt Cutler and Greg Dane, the first to survive the Project Red Spike program. They have been proven on the field to be everything that was wanting in the program. Unfortunately, an upgrade to Greg’s implant goes array and now it’s up to Matt to chase down his friend before he hurts himself, the city and the tax payers who funded their creation. But as the friends begin their very public battle in heart of Washington, DC, twisted and sinister secrets begin to emerge from within the Red Spike program. Can both soldiers survive or are their deaths a necessary measure to secure the program’s secrecy?
The critics have raved about RED SPIKE:
“If you like a good story with a bit of mystery and intrigue, combined with good action and solid characters, then Red Spike is one I would recommend.” – My Comic Network
“The best part is that it’s not a mindless action story, there’s actually very well thought out plot devices and an underlining mystery.” – Player Affinity
“It reads like a summer movie blockbuster.” – Comics Bulletin
“I’m extremely interested in seeing what Cahn and the artists have in store for the future of Red Spike.” – Comic Booked
RED SPIKE VOL. 1 TP (NOV110411, ISBN: 978-1-60706-487-9), a 144-page full-color trade paperback, will be on sale in stores March 7th, 2012 for $12.99 and is available to order in the November 2011 edition of Previews. For more information, please visit www.benaroyapublishing.com.
ABOUT JEFF CAHN
After graduating from Pomona College, Jeff Cahn returned to his hometown of New Orleans, where he interned on the set of The Curious Case of Benjamin Button for Digital Domain’s Oscar winning visual effects team. Once the shoot wrapped, he returned to Los Angeles and now works at Benaroya Pictures and Publishing as a story developer and writer of both screen and comics.
ABOUT MARK TEXEIRA
Mark Texeira is a born n’ raised New Yorker. Mark began honing his art from a young age, attending the Manhattan High School of Art and Design. After graduating, Mark was awarded a Presidential Scholarship at the School of Visual Arts, which he attended for two years before dropping out to pursue a professional freelance commercial art career. It was during this time that Mark attended classes at the Art Students League of New York, exploring new ways to create life in art. Winning mentions at the Salmagundi Club and The Society of Illustrators kicked off Mark’s work throughout the entertainment world. Mark is best known for his work on WOLVERINE, PUNISHER, VAMPIRELLA, and now, RED SPIKE.
ABOUT SALVADOR NAVARRO
Salvador Navarro was born in Málaga, Spain in the summer of 1969. Being an artist was in the cards for Salvador . …but learning to pencil came later. In 2009, after several submissions, Salvador published his first book TALES OF WONDERLAND: TWEEDLE DEE AND TWEEDLE DUM with Zenescope Entertainment. Salvador went on to work WARD SIX with Kickstart, and is now the artist on RED SPIKE.
ABOUT BENAROYA PUBLISHING
Founded by Michael Benaroya in 2009, Benaroya Publishing is a comic book and graphic novel production company dedicated to thrilling and compelling storytelling. A subsidiary of Benaroya Pictures, Benaroya Publishing is based in Los Angeles, California and launches their debut titles this Spring under the Image Comics label. With David Elliott (FALL OUT TOY WORKS and co-founder of RADICAL PUBLISHING) at the helm as in-house Editor-in-Chief, Benaroya Publishing promises to bring fresh new ideas, and uniquely told stories to the comics literary world. For more information, visit www.benaroyapublishing.com.
January 13, 2012
BENAROYA AND IMAGE TAKE AIM WITH MARKSMEN
Image Comics Collects The 6-Issue Sci-Fi Miniseries
December 16, 2011
THE TIDES OF VENGENCE RISES WITH SAMURAI’S BLOOD
Image Comics Collects The 6-Issue Epic Miniseries
Image Comics is proud to announce the February release of SAMURAI’S BLOOD VOL. 1 TP, written by Owen Wiseman, illustrated by Nam Kim (Warcraft: Legends) and Matthew Dalton (Starcraft: Frontline), edited by Dave Elliott and produced by Benaroya Publishing. SAMURAI’S BLOOD VOL. 1 TP collects issues #1-6 of the sold out miniseries and will include extras such as a gallery page of covers by fan favorite artist Jo Chen (Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Season 9) and additional prose Samurai’s Blood stories from Owen Wiseman.
Set in feudal Japan, an era when lineage defined you, SAMURAI’S BLOOD involves three teenagers who must make their way through the world hiding their identities in order to find their destinies. As their village burns behind them, they are headed for a city they’d heard about only in stories. The three young samurai must now struggle to stay alive and take vengeance on the evil usurper who has destroyed the rest of their clan and the only world they’d ever known. Will they rise on the tides of vengeance, or they will they fall on the swords of fate?
The critics have raved about SAMURAI’S BLOOD
“I’ll be picking up the 6-issue run of Samurai’s Blood…I’d suggest you do the same.” – IGN
“Samurai’s Blood is just another example of all the great stuff Image Comics is putting together this year…I recommend the entire series.” – Comic Book Bin
“One of the best things about Samurai’s Blood is its strong period feel, which is carried in particular by Nam Kim’s idealized yet realistic art and Jo Chen’s more expressionistic covers.” – Playback STL
“Once again (and unbelievably, I might add), Wiseman has upped the stakes with this story… I can’t honestly understand how this book keeps getting better every issue, but somehow it does. 5 out of 5” – Comic Attack
SAMURAI’S BLOOD VOL. 1 TP (DEC110519, ISBN: 978-1-60706-488-6), a 192-page full-color trade paperback, will be on sale in stores February 29th, 2012 for $14.99 and is available to order in the December 2011 edition of Previews. For more information, please visit www.benaroyapublishing.com.
November 4, 2011
Available for pre-order, Red Spike TP: Vol1 will be on sale March 14th, 2012. Make sure your local book store or comic store orders your copy. This paperback collects Red Spike #1-5 and includes special never-before-seen extras.
RED SPIKE TP
story by JEFF CAHN
art by SALVADOR NAVARRO and MARK TEXEIRA
cover by MARK TEXEIRA
Diamond Order Code: NOV110411
Release Date: March 14th, 2012
Publisher: Image Comics
Format: Trade Paperback
Page Count: 144
70 years ago, the world began its race to create the first Super Soldier. In 2011, the United States succeeded… twice. Project Red Spike discovered that through the manipulation and regulation of the adrenal glands the super soldier was no longer just a dream. Matt Cutler and Greg Dane, the first to survive the process, have been proven on the field to be everything that was wanting in the program. Unfortunately, an upgrade to Greg’s implant goes array and now it’s up to Matt to chase down his friend before he hurts himself, the city and the tax payers who funded their creation. But as the friends begin their very public battle in heart of Washington D.C., twisted and sinister secrets begin to emerge from within the Red Spike program. Can both soldiers survive or are their deaths a necessary measure to secure the program’s secrecy?
November 3, 2011
October 25, 2011
Want all the latest video reviews and interviews for titles such as Red Spike, Samurai’s Blood and Marksmen? Well, now you can go to www.youtube.com/benaroyapublishing and get it all as well as exclusive interviews with our writers, creators and artists.
See part 1 of our exclusive interview with company president, Michael Benaroya.
October 14, 2011
If you’re going to New York Comic Con, you can get all of the latest, as well as exclusives, from Benaroya Publishing.
Simply go to Artist Alley booth area S12-14 http://nycc11.mapyourshow.com/5_0/exhibitor_details.cfm?exhid=343364
Red Spike’s Jeff Cahn, Samurai’s Blood’s Owen Wiseman and Nam Kim, as well as Marksmen’s David Baxter will on hand to sign copies. We’ll have Samurai’s Blood #5 a week before it’s release and exclusives variant editions of Red Spike #2, Marksmen #2 and Samurai’s Blood #1 and #2.
We’ll also have exclusive posters for two upcoming titles, Redeemer and Blood Merchant!
October 7, 2011
Jim Hanley’s Universe is offering comic fans a warm up for the New York Comic Con festivities with a huge signing event featuring a variety of creators from a selection of innovative titles. On October 12th, the day before NYCC, Mark Texeira (Red Spike, Wolverine), Ben McCool (Pigs, Choker), Nathan Edmondson (Who is Jake Ellis?), Chris Houghton (Reed Gunther), Shane Houghton (Reed Gunther), Edwin Huang (Skullkickers), Richard Starkings (Elephantmen), Charles Soule (Twenty Seven), Jeff Cahn (Red Spike), Owen Wiseman (Samurai’s Blood), David Baxter (Marksmen), Chris Giarrusso (G-Man) and more will be on hand to sign copies of their latest comics books. The first 50 people to buy a comic from any of the attending creators will receive a FREE copy of the September 2011 edition of HEAVY METAL magazine. We’ll have drinks and snacks available on hand and plan to party down with our diverse lineup of personalities.
The Jim Hanley’s Universe Creator MEGA Event will take place in New York City at Jim Hanley’s Universe on October 12th, 2011 starting at 6:30 P.M. at 4 West 33rd St., across from the Empire State Building. For more information, please call (212) 268-7088.
About Jim Hanley’s Universe
Since 1985, Jim Hanley’s Universe has been America’s best and most progressive comic book store. At Jim Hanley’s Universe, we work extra hard to stock the full range of comic titles and related merchandise that is available today.
We carry comics from Marvel, DC, Image, Dark Horse, IDW, Dynamite, Avatar, BOOM, Oni, Fantagraphics, Drawn & Quarterly, Pantheon, 2000AD, Picturebox, Viz, Del Rey, Tokyopop, and more! We carry kids comics, international comics, literary comics, mature-readers titles, Manga, graphic novels, small press indies, zines and mini-comics, and more! We have an extensive back issue collection, and we also carry statues, collectibles, action figures, apparel, DVDs, trading cards, books, comics and gaming supplies and more!