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Tom Morello’s The Nightwatchman To Play Free Concert at New York Comic Con!

On Thursday, October 13th at 7:30PM, Tom Morello as The Nightwatchman, accompanied by the Freedom Fighter Orchestra will take the stage at the IGN Theater at the Javitts Center to play a riveting set for the New York Comic Con Kick-Off Concert.


The Grammy award-winning artist released The Nightwatchman World Wide Rebel Songs on August 30th and has been taking the country by political storm, one city at a time.


“The core of The Nightwatchman is dark matter,” says Tom Morello. “But at the heart of every struggle, there’s hope. So this is an album of rousing hopelessness—it’s part Johnny Cash and part Che Guevara, part beacon light and part arson fire.”


 Tom Morello’s graphic novel Orchid, which tells the tale of a 16-year-old street prostitute in a dystopian future, will be released in twelve issues through Dark Horse Comics will be on sale October 12th.  Orchid features a variant cover by the well-known and influential street artist Shepard Fairey, with interior art by Scott Hepburn (Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic).


 Orchid is part Suicide Girl, part Joan of Arc, who becomes the Spartacus of Whores in a story that merges the epic scope of Lord of the Rings with the politics of street terrorism.” – Tom Morello


Headlined by DJ Z-Trip, the concert is free to all VIP’s and 4-Day ticket holders BUT seating is first come, first served and will be extremely limited due to size of the auditorium and popularity of the event. Ultimate Access, Special Access and Anime Access VIP ticket holders will be guaranteed to get into the show first; then, 4-Day ticket holders will be let in until the auditorium is full. The concert is open to all 4-Day ticket holders on a first come, first served basis and we cannot guarantee that all 4-Day ticket holders that want to attend the show will be able to get in.


“I’m stoked and honored to be playing alongside Tom Morello at the New York Comic Con. He’s one of my favorite guitarists of all time, and I’ve always admired the level of consciousness he brings to the table. This show is gonna be great. Can’t wait to read his new comic too.” – DJ Z-Trip


Tom Morello is appearing courtesy of Dark Horse Comics, New York Comic Con and Midtown Comics – who will be selling Orchid #1 exclusively at the Kick-Off Concert.


“The world is in flux,” Tom Morello says. “People are standing up and fighting for their rights around the globe. It’s an important juncture we’re at—is anyone going to stand up? The Nightwatchman will stand up, and this is the soundtrack for that struggle.”


In an era of chaos and turmoil around the globe, the voice of The Nighwatchman is needed now more than ever. With so many artists all too willing to abdicate any position of protest and challenge, Tom Morello, and the international concerns of his World Wide Rebel Songs, offer essential tools for the social justice struggles of today.


Tom Morello is a Grammy Award-winning guitarist best known for his tenure with the bands Rage Against the Machine, Audioslave, his acoustic solo act, The Nightwatchman. Tom is also the cofounder of the nonprofit organization Axis of Justice.  The Harvard educated guitarist was ranked #26 in Rolling Stone‘s list of the “100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time”  and has sold over 30 million records.


Since 1986, Dark Horse Comics has proven to be a solid example of how integrity and innovation can help broaden a unique storytelling medium and establish a small, homegrown company as an industry giant. The company is known for the progressive and creator-friendly atmosphere it provides for writers and artists. In addition to publishing comics from top talent like Frank Miller, Mike Mignola, Neil Gaiman, Gerard Way, and comics legend Will Eisner, Dark Horse has developed such successful characters as the Mask, Timecop, and SpyBoy. Additionally, its highly successful line of comics and products based on popular properties includes Star Wars, Indiana Jones, Buffy the Vampire SlayerAliens, ConanEmily the Strange, Tim Burton, Trigun, Serenity, and Domo. Today Dark Horse Comics is the largest independent comic-book publisher in the US and is recognized as one of the world’s leading publishers of licensed comics material.


Midtown Comics opened its first shop in 1997, and has become the leading comic book retailer in the U.S., with its online store as well as at three landmark NYC locations: Times Square, Grand Central and Downtown. The hottest titles are all here: DC-The New 52, Batman, Green Lantern, Captain America, Thor, Flash, Fear Itself, The Incredible Hulk, Iron Man, Hellboy, Spider-Man, X-Men, Superman, Fantastic Four, Wonder Woman, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Wolverine, Flashpoint, and more. Midtown offers the best independent, or alternative, comics selection as well, including Persepolis, Maus, Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Scott Pilgrim, Love and Rockets and so many more. The best online comic book subscription service is also found at Midtown’s online store, with no deposit and no commitment.


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Last year’s New York Comic Con saw the announcement of Dark Horse’s digital store. This year Dark Horse is celebrating that anniversary in style with special-edition comics, in-booth events, and giveaways, as well as prizes for attendees of New York’s premier convention.


First of all, leading into the convention, Dark Horse will release a special three-part digital preview comic, showcasing eight pages of each of our new fall titles! Check out Tom Morello’s Orchid, P. C. Cast and Kristin Cast’s House of Night, and of course, Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan’s The Strain! This special preview comic will be available at on October 12.


That same day, Dark Horse will also release a special sixteen-page Mass Effect digital comic, featuring the previously released “Incursion” story from MySpace Dark Horse Presents as well as the “Inquisition” story originally featured on for 99 cents. Visit TODAY for an exclusive eight-page preview of the highly anticipated Mass Effect: Invasion series!


Spin the Dark Horse Digital prize wheel and win free digital comics! That’s right, show attendees can step up, spin our wheel, and win a fortune in credit in the Dark Horse Digital Store. One chance per customer per day, with the opportunity to win more than once throughout the show!


If that’s not enough, they will be giving away t-shirts all weekend long “tagged” with additional chances to win Dark Horse digital store credit!


Stay tuned for more news on Dark Horse’s New York Comic Con announcements and events daily!

New Stills from Controversial Sundance Selection THE WOMAN in Theaters 10/14!

The new and controversial horror film THE WOMAN is making waves wherever it’s been screened, and we’re pleased to have some stills from the movie to share with you.  THE WOMAN hits theaters on October 14th, so keep a weather eye and let us know what you think of the movie! Will you be checking it out?
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Directed by Lucky McKee, based on the bestselling novel by Jack Ketchum, written Ketchum and McKee by and produced by Andrew van den Houten and Robert Tonino for MODERNCINÉ, THE WOMAN is a disturbing tale of torture and dirty little secrets that can haunt any seemingly harmless neighborhood. The story follows a successful country lawyer who captures and attempts to “civilize” the last remaining member of a violent clan that has roamed the Northeast in the wild for decades, thereby putting the lives of his family in extreme jeopardy.
Starring Pollyanna McIntosh, Sean Bridgers and Angela Bettis, the film prompted furious debates and walkouts during its world premiere in the Park City at Midnight program at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival. Reports surfaced of people becoming sick while watching the graphic scenes and one irate Sundance audience member went so far as to say THE WOMAN “ought to be confiscated, burned. There’s no value in showing this to anyone.” Whether a “wonderfully bizarre tale” or an “inhumane degradation of women,” you’ll have to decide for yourself.
Rated R for “strong bloody violence, torture, a rape, disturbing behavior, some graphic nudity, and language” this film is sure to have viewers (and reviewers) squirming in their seats.
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Check out Pantheon Books at New York ComicCon!

Pantheon Books will be at this year’s New York ComicCon (October 14-16, plus preview night on October 13), and would love to see you there. Their booth is #1041.




WORD bookstore will be at the Pantheon booth selling a healthy selection of Pantheon graphic novel favorites, including two of their biggest new releases by incredibly talented artists: Craig Thompson’s HABIBI (Pantheon, 9/7) and Art Spiegelman’s METAMAUS: Inside a Modern Classic, Maus (Pantheon, 10/4). These are destined to be Pantheon Books classics, so be sure to ask us about them at the booth. Buttons inspired by each title will be on hand for giveaway, as well, in addition to gorgeous posters specially designed by Craig Thompson for ComicCon. Also available for sale at the convention will be Glen Duncan’s THE LAST WEREWOLF (Knopf), a hit new novel that was all the rage in San Diego this past summer.


Designed by Craig Thompson


Of all the possible giveaways at ComicCon, I bet you’ve never received a pair of women’s panties. Nearly a year before its onsale date, UNTERZAKHN by Leela Corman (Schocken, going onsale 3/20/12) was already the hit of San Diego ComicCon in July, where Pantheon gave out panties with the word “unterzakhn” (Yiddish for “beneath the surface,” aka “underwear”) on them. Robot6 and other blogs covered the unique giveaway item, and the panties will be handed out (in a limited quantity) throughout NYCC. Corman, who moonlights as a professional belly dancer, has illustrated books on subjects ranging from urban gardening to the history of the skirt, and her work has also appeared in the New York Times and on WNET/Thirteen. For more on Corman and the new book, go to

Aforementioned panties


Mystery freebies! Author of 31 books, Anne Rice’s latest THE WOLF GIFT (Knopf, out next year) will make an appearance in some sort of a giveaway item during the convention. Also having a presence at the booth is Ben Marcus’ THE FLAME ALPHABET (Knopf, 1/17/12), and the giveaway will be as unique as his startling new novel.


Pose with Lisbeth! The spectacularly successful Stieg Larsson/THEGIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO (Alfred A. Knopf) trilogy is coming to NYCC. This year at the Pantheon booth, you can pose next to a poster of Lisbeth Salander—the heart of Larsson’s novels.


Finally, NYCC is your exclusive chance to get a sneak peak at what Chris Ware has been working on (his next book with Pantheon, fall 2012). Stop by the booth to get your first glimpse.


Description of Pantheon’s booth, artists and giveaways as well as photos are all courtesy of Pantheon Books. Be sure to check them out!


SEPTEMBER 30, MILWAUKIE, OR—What do a rock star, the lead writer of Mass Effect, and the ever-charming and talented Ms. Becky Cloonan all have in common? They’re all signing at the Dark Horse booth!


Following up on Wednesday’s announcement of Dark Horse’s 2011 New York Comic Con programming, it’s the moment you’ve been waiting for: the 2011 Dark Horse New York Comic Con schedule!


The full schedule of Dark Horse’s in-booth signings and activities can be found below:


Los Angeles Haunted Hayride is EXTRA Creepy in 3rd Year with theme “Through the Eyes of a Child”

Los Angeles Haunted Hayride is EXTRA Creepy in 3rd Year with theme “Through the Eyes of a Child”

Back for its third year, the month long haunted attraction, Los Angeles Haunted Hayride has launched the theme “Through the Eyes of a Child,”  inviting guests to “Step Into Our Nightmare.”  With the unprecedented amount of  media and celebrity attendance in previous years, Los Angeles Haunted Hayride has upped the ante with this new program, which will be creepier than ever  before. 

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“Forget Me Not” Frights U.S. Audiences This May On VOD & DVD! Pre-Order Now!

Forget Me Not DVD CoverWe just learned you can check out this awesome horror flick  on Video on Demand now and pre-order it from Amazon to arrive on May 24th. Here are the details:

Summary: It’s graduation weekend, and Sandy Channing, the popular class president of her small-town high school, should be enjoying the time of her life. But when her friends start disappearing, Sandy discovers they have unwittingly awakened the vengeful spirit of a girl they wronged long ago. Fighting for her sanity and her life, Sandy must unlock a dark secret from her own past before it’s too late. Continue reading “Forget Me Not” Frights U.S. Audiences This May On VOD & DVD! Pre-Order Now!