24th June 2008
HAMMER DVD NEWS
As they did with the recent Adventures
of Baron Munchausen DVD,
Amazon are offering visitors the opportunity to vote on which sleeve
design the next Hammer DVD set,
Icons of Horror: Hammer Films, will use.
These are the three designs on offer...
23rd June 2008
George Carlin (1937 - 2008) - RIP
Books has acquired the UK and Irish rights to publish a graphic novel
based on Blizzard Entertainment's World of Warcraft.
Here is the press release:
Since its debut in 2004, Blizzard
Entertainment’s World of Warcraft has grown to become the world’s
largest massively multiplayer online role-playing game, with more than ten
million subscribers. Its first expansion pack, The Burning Crusade,
holds the record as the fastest-selling PC game of all time, with nearly
2.4 million copies sold in its first twenty-four hours of release. Set in
a fantasy world split into two factions – the Alliance and the Horde –
where humans exist alongside shamanistic orcs, mystical elves and
bovine-headed tauren, World of Warcraft lets players undertake
quests and challenges, explore richly imagined environments, and battle
Written by highly regarded comics creator
and master fantasist Walt Simonson (Elric, Orion) with art by red-hot
newcomer Ludo Lullabi, World of Warcraft will be published by Titan
on 26 September 2008 as a stylish and collectable hardcover volume, priced
The story follows the plight of a human who
is found unconscious, washed up on the shores of Kalimdor, with no memory
of who he is or how he arrived there. Enslaved by the orc shaman Rehgar
Earthfury, this man must fight for survival against members of both the
Alliance and the Horde, striking uneasy relationships with other races in
his quest to find the secrets of his past.
Filled with monsters, characters and
locations drawn from the game, this new volume from Titan is set to be a
must-have item for the UK and Ireland’s masses of World of Warcraft
Amazon has the book available for pre-order
Titan will also be publishing the official
tie-ins to the next chapter of the Star Wars saga, Star Wars - The
Here's that press release:
The Star Wars Saga continues this summer in
Star Wars: The Force Unleashed. Set between Episode III: Revenge
of the Sith and Episode IV: A New Hope, The Force Unleashed
delves into the previously unexplored period with Darth Vader at the
height of his power.
This next-generation videogame from
LucasArts, will be launched on 19 September 2008 with a multi-million
pound promotional budget, but Titan Books is bringing fans the full story
of the ‘Dark Times’ weeks in advance, with the publication of Star
Wars: The Force Unleashed the official novelisation and the graphic
novel adaptation on 22 August 2008!
This gripping action-adventure finds the
Jedi order crushed under the devious hand of Emperor Palpatine and a new
order risen, one that seeks to dominate the galaxy using the iron fist of
Darth Vader. But Vader cannot control an entire galaxy alone and has
selected his own apprentice from among those gifted with Force-sensitive
abilities. As the fate of the galaxy hangs in the balance, this new
apprentice must choose their own destiny.
The hardcover official fiction novelisation
[£17.99, 9781845767563, 336pp] is written by New York Times-bestselling
author Sean Williams, co-author of three previous books in the Star
Wars: New Jedi Order series and winner of multiple Ditmar and Aurealis
The graphic novel adaptation [£12.99,
9781845767006, 128pp] comes from LucasArts games writer turned comics
writer, Haden Blackman.
Developed under direction from George
Lucas, Star Wars: The Force Unleashed promises to completely
re-imagine the scope and scale of the Force by taking full advantage of
newly developed technologies that will be seen and experienced for the
first time. With a new range of toys from Hasbro to support the game and
the books is set to be the biggest Star Wars event since the release of
Revenge of the Sith in 2005.
Amazon has the novel available for
pre-order for £8.99
here, and the graphic novel available for
pre-order for £6.49
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