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Take A Chance Press Release

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What Makes a Hero? Find out this December in this new, original series

ATLANTA, GA – October 13, 2008 – Dabel Brothers Publishing is excited to announce the original comic book series Take a Chance, written by best-selling author C.E. Murphy, with art by Ardian Syaf, already known for his fantastic work on Jim Butcher’s The Dresden Files: Welcome to the Jungle.

“Take A Chance has been a years-long pet project, built on the shoulders of my insanely talented artist and colorist, Ardian Syaf and Jason Embury. We’ve been on a long road, but I was convinced that patience would bring me to the right publisher, and working with the Dabel Brothers has proved me right,” says C.E. Murphy. “They’re as excited about the comic as I am, which is saying quite a lot–finally seeing it come to fruition is just amazing.”

Five years ago, Frankie Kemp’s four-year old son was shot and killed in the crossfire of gang warfare. Desperate to do something to protect other children, Frankie became “Chance”, a masked vigilante in a world without superheroes.

However, that all changed when a genetically engineered virus escaped North Korean scientists and spread world-wide. Intended to create a super-soldier program, the virus improved on the basic human template–when it didn’t sicken or kill. Now the world is suddenly littered with super-powered beings, and Chance must rediscover her place in the changing world around her.

“C. E. Murphy and Ardian Syaf make a great team. Ardian’s work on Take A Chance is just as stunning as his art on The Dresden Files,” says Les Dabel, Vice President of Dabel Brothers Publishing, “This is a book that we believe in, and one that I think readers will really enjoy.”

C.E. Murphy’s Take A Chance Vol. 1 is a five-issue mini-series starting this December. Diamond Order code: OCT084065 F C E MURPHYS TAKE A CHANCE #1.

Comic Con Recap: Greatest American Hero Panel

Yes, I’m way behind on this one. But here are some photos from the panel where the stars of the classic Greatest American Hero tv show talked about their upcoming project: The Greatest American Hero Comic!

I was also able to sit down and talk to Robert Culp, Connie Selleca, and William Katt each about the upcoming venture. Unfortunately, the interviews on my digital recorder were extremely low quality, and I lost them.

The comic, which will be an updated take on the tv show, preview looks wonderful, and you keep watch for it here:

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IDW at Comic Con 08

Here’s a recent press release from IDW about their presence at the upcoming San Diego Comic Con. I’m definitely going to try to get my hands on some of these freebies!

(San Diego, July 9, 2008) IDW Publishing is proud to present unexpected happenings and exciting news at this year’s Comic-Con. The Con runs from Thursday July 24 to Sunday July 27th, and throughout the show, IDW (booth #1705) will be offering a number of Con exclusive comic books and other items listed below that are only available during the show. IDW’s two panels will run down upcoming projects and feature special guests and surprise announcements.

Among the guests signing at IDW’s booth will be Comic-Con Guest of Honor Joe Hill, who will be signing copies of Locke & Key and a special L&K slipcase edition alongside the book’s artist, Gabriel Rodriguez.

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Comic Book Heroes: Featuring the Max Simon Comic Book Collection

Just last month, the Children’s Museum of Indianapolis opened a Comic Book Heroes exhibit. As the largest children’s museum in the world, the Children’s Museum of Indianapolis is a more than 400,000-square-foot facility that contains 11 major galleries that explore the physical and natural sciences, history, world cultures, and the arts.

I recently asked Curator Janna Bennet about more information on the newly acquired Comic Book exhibit.

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Zuda Competition

John Zakour is once again in this month DC comic’s Zuda competition. His entry this time is a SF detective comedy called Sam 3.14, PI, drawn by drawn by Scott Roberts. It’s a fun comic about private detective who is android with a human brain.

Check it out at:

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