Archive for June, 2016

Ash For President!

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Election season is upon us, and many Americans are searching for the right candidate to get behind this fall. Thankfully, Dynamite Entertainment arrives just before the end of the primaries to announce the entry of our own Independent candidate, Ashley J. Williams, in the all-new one-shot special, Army of Darkness: Ash for President!

He’s faced off against demons in Hell. He’s battled the dead in the future. He’s even combated the armies of darkness in space. But Ash Williams has never gone up against evil in an arena like this: the political arena! From Elliott Serrano, the writer who brought you Ash Saves Obama, comes the off-beat adventure that answers the question: “What if Ash Williams ran for President of the United States?” When the Necronomicon Ex Mortis gives him a cryptic message, Ash Williams enlists the help of a beautiful psychic to help him track down the agent of The Great Darkness, an evil so great that it threatens both humankind and the demon realm. But what happens when the search for truth takes Ash on a trail that he never expected… the campaign trail? Army of Darkness: Ash for President is the one-shot Election Special that America deserves, illustrated with star-spangled flair by artist Diego Galindo.

“The Army of Darkness: Ash for President is a thematic sequel of sorts to my Ash Saves Obama mini-series,” says writer Elliott Serrano. “With Ash Saves Obama, I was poking fun at all the ridiculous merchandising that surrounded Obama’s first term as President. With the new election special, I get to have fun in the political realm and with the wacky things that politicians will often say. No matter what side of the aisle you’re on, both sides have said their fair share of things that are just begging to get poked at.”

“In 2004, we launched our company with the candidate we believed in the most, and that candidate was, of course, Ash Williams,” says Dynamite CEO and Publisher, Nick Barrucci. “Over ten years later, I’d say it paid off well for us. This year’s presidential race has been one of the most talked-about in decades, and casting your vote for Ash this August is sure to pay off for comics readers from both political parties.”

Army of Darkness: Ash for President is 48 pages of fun priced at $5.99, by Elliott Serrano, Diego Galindo, and cover artist Elliot Fernandez! Look for it in the June cover-dated issue of Diamond’s Previews catalog, arriving on shelves on August 3rd!

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The all-encompassing Star Trek doc featuring the life story of Leonard Nimoy will “boldly go” to select theaters and on demand September 9

Gravitas Ventures has acquired worldwide rights to “For The Love of Spock.” The highly anticipated documentary is not only a tribute to the titular character and the actor who portrayed him but also serves as an homage to the dedicated fans who have adored and respected him for decades. The film premiered at the recent Tribeca Film Festival. It will arrive in U.S. theaters and on demand on September 9, 2016.

 

“For The Love Of Spock” celebrates the upcoming 50th Anniversary of Star Trek through a personal, intimate look at the life and career of Leonard Nimoy – and his alter ego Mr. Spock – as told by his son, Adam Nimoy, featuring never-before-seen home videos and family photos. Zachary Quinto, William Shatner, George Takei, J.J. Abrams, Simon Pegg, Zoe Saldana, Jim Parsons and more join in the celebration revealing why the world holds both Leonard Nimoy and his iconic character so dear and how Star Trek still affects the globe 50 years after it’s origin.

 

Adam Nimoy stated, “I’m very excited about the world wide release of this film which celebrates the life of my father Leonard Nimoy and his most iconic role. Gravitas approached us early on during production of ‘For The Love Of Spock’ and their enthusiasm and commitment to this project was evident from the start.”

 

“It’s no secret that ‘Star Trek’ is internationally beloved and has shown the world both on screen and off what it truly means to be a global community,” said Nolan Gallagher, Founder & CEO of Gravitas Ventures. “We are honored to be collaborating with Adam Nimoy and look forward to bringing this film to audiences everywhere during a monumental year in the Star Trek timeline.”

 

“For the Love of Spock” was embraced by more than 9500 Kickstarter backers, raising $662,640.00 which, at the time, broke the record for the most funded Kickstarter documentary.

 

“For the Love of Spock” was directed by Adam Nimoy with David Zappone as Executive Producer. Zappone, Kevin Layne and Joseph Kornbrodt of 455 Films at Paramount Studios are the producers, having all also produced the Star Trek-themed documentaries “The Captains,” “Get a Life!” and  “Chaos on the Bridge.”