We often get emails informing us of new things on the horizon, and while these press releases are vaguely informative, we usually don't have much to say about them, and thus don't post them on the site. However, if you wait long enough, you have a collection of tidbits about a lot of stuff. That's what this is -- the donut holes of blog posts.
(Interesting instructional to turn Timbits in to Cake Pops is right here.)
In Book News, Archaia is going to release its first publication of prose, Conspiracy of the Planet of the Apes, on July 25th. It's written by Andrew E.C. Gaska and includes 30 full-color paintings and another 19 black and white illustrations from artists like Ken Kelly, Joe Jusko, Sanjulian, Mark Texiera, Leo Leibelman, Matt Busch, Brian Rood, Tom Scioli, David Hueso, Dan Dussaul, and Dirk Shearer. (The cover was done by Jim Steranko.) It tells the story of "what happened between the scenes of the classic 1968 Twentieth Century Fox film, centering on the astronaut John Landon, Chimpanzee scientists Dr. Milo and Dr. Galen, and Gorilla Security Chief Marcus."
In Video Game news, the 3DS Green Lantern game "Rise of the Manhunters" is out today. The story synopsis is basically: "The Manhunters were created by the Guardians of the Universe. They rebelled. There are many copies. And they have a plan." I'm assuming the point of the game is to kill all the Manhunters, not find Earth and mate with its primitive caveman ancestors. Anyway, it is also available (even in 3D, with included glasses) for PS3, Xbox 360, Wii, PSP, and Nintendo DS as well.
In TV on DVD news, the original Thundercats animated series is being released on DVD. Season 1, Part 1, is out on July 12th. The 2-disc collection set, "priced to own at $19.97," includes the first 12 episodes: "Exodus, The Unholy Alliance, Berbils, The Slaves of Castle Plun-darr, Pumma-Ra, The Terror of Hammerhand, Trouble with Time, The Tower of Traps, The Garden of Delights, Mandora the Evil Chaser, The Ghost Warrior, The Doomgaze." There is also a special featurette included, entitled "Feel the Magic, Hear the Roar," where fans speak out about their passion for the classic animated series.
Also, the second season of the animated Justice League will be out on Blu-Ray July 26. (I assume the first season is already out on Blu-Ray.) The box set includes all 26 episodes of the second season, plus a behind-the-scenes featurette with Phil LaMarr, and new commentary on three episodes with Bruce Timm, James Tucker, and Dwayne McDuffie.
In Comic Book News, something happened at DC. Haha! Just kidding. The first six-issue miniseries of True Blood (based on the tv show, not the Charlaine Harris novels,) was a smashing success. So IDW is publishing a second series, True Blood: The French Quarter, set in Oregon -- haha, kidding again, it's totally set in New Orleans -- starting in August. The new story follows Eric to Nola, where he's tracking a serial killer. Sookie and Bill tag along because they're annoying assholes. I'm sorry, I mean because it's part of the totally interesting story about vampire disease Hep-D (seriously). The actual interesting part is the B-story with Pam and Lafayette. Does anyone watch the tv show for anyone other than Pam and Lafayette? Because you're doing it wrong.