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Universal's Day Men Still ComicWe told you back in August that Universal was planning a big screen adaptation of the Boom! Studios comic Day Men, and now we have a quick update for you on the comic itself and more. Read on for details.

Despite the first issue of Day Men, the new horror-crime series from Boom! Studios Editor-in-Chief Matt Gagnon, co-writer Michael Alan Nelson, and artist Brian Stelfreeze being an immediate success — selling out almost immediately — the second issue has failed to appear as scheduled. So what does this mean for the property? An open letter from Matt Gagnon sheds some light on what’s going on.

Day Men Issue #2 will finally be released next month. The full letter from Gagnon is below.

Dear Retailers and Readers,

Please fasten your seat belts and prepare for landing. We’re approaching our final destination. To put it another way, DAY MEN #2 will be in stores December 11th! You can insert your “It’s a Christmas miracle!” jokes here. So…when DAY MEN launched, it quickly amassed a wellspring of critical and commercial success. And for that, we need to thank all of our readers and the retail community for embracing the series. It’s a unique book to produce, and one that sort of runs contrary to the monthly publishing schedule. So my feeling is this: If this series is going to be a little different, then it’s only fair that we, as the publisher, be different in how we’re approaching our support of retailers and readers. It’s a two-way street. As you read on you’ll see some of the incentives that we’re offering for our awesome retail partners and readers.

It’s funny, as Editor-in-Chief of BOOM! Studios for going on four years, and another two before that as Managing Editor, I’ve implemented an era of discipline and reliability for our shipping schedule. It’s one of the hallmarks of our company—something I personally take very seriously—and one of the accomplishments I’m most proud of. Ask anyone at BOOM! and they’ll tell you I’m borderline rigid about executing our production schedule flawlessly. To boil down my philosophy of publishing comics to its simplest components, it’s about “great comics, on time.” I believe in delivering the highest-quality stories and doing it on a schedule that fulfills on our solicitation promises to retailers. Look no further than POLARITY, SUICIDE RISK, SIX-GUN GORILLA, HIT, IMAGINE AGENTS, and so many more for that philosophy in practice.

So of course, it’s the irony of all ironies that my own book is a different animal altogether.

One thing, I can flat-out guarantee: This book isn’t going away. This isn’t one of those vanity projects that comes out with one issue in hopes that the media rights are exploited, and then unceremoniously walks off into the forest. Mike, Brian and I are 100% committed to DAY MEN and the stories we have to tell. It’s the only series I’m working on and the only series Bri is working on, period. Weeks after DAY MEN #1 came out, it was picked up by Universal for a feature film deal. This doesn’t affect the publishing in any way. Literally, nothing has changed in that regard. Retailers and fans have asked so I wanted to address the question head on. We’re as focused on the series now as we were on day one.

Brian is putting an insane amount of effort into DAY MEN. He’s reaching for (and achieving) career-best work. This is a physically and emotionally draining process. He hasn’t taken on a project of this scope and volume in a very long time, maybe ever. He’s truly going for broke. We’re aiming to make every issue of DAY MEN an event.

So here’s how we’re going to support our retail partners/readers and have their backs in this pursuit. These are special rewards we’re offering on Issue #2, and this is an approach we’ll take for each issue moving forward:

EVERY retailer who orders DAY MEN #2 is going to receive two copies of a special George Pérez variant cover, free of charge. No strings. No order minimums. It’s a gift—a thank you. Whether you hide them away for posterity, gift them to your biggest DAY MEN fans, or sell them to underwrite the cost of your DAY MEN #2 stock, they’re our gift to you. The cover is beautiful. And if you do the math (two copies multiplied by the number of DM stores ordering DAY MEN), it’s clear to see how this is one of the rarer Pérez pieces around. It also has the distinction of being the only comic book cover George has drawn in 2013 and his first published BOOM! Studios work. It’s no secret that George is (courageously) dealing with some eye troubles that, as of writing this, have forced him to undergo surgery to see. Naturally, that hasn’t stopped George. The legend can do with one working eye what us mere mortals could only dream of. Check out how great his take on DAY MEN is!

Okay, I’m really excited about this one. The top 50 retailers who order the highest quantities of DAY MEN #2 will be dubbed the “50 Families.” In DAY MEN, there are 50 families of vampires that secretly control the world. Well, in the retail community, we’re going to sign up 50 retailers that not-so-secretly hold some serious influence in the industry! If you’re anointed as one of the 50 Families, you’re going to receive some special items that are exclusive to your network. For Issue #2, it’s going to be a three-color, handmade, 18″ x 24″ screenprint featuring Brian’s art and created by LA-based artist David Kloc, with the name of your store elegantly inscribed on the print by artist/designer Hannah Nance Partlow. There’s one other nice little touch to the print that I’ll leave as a surprise. We’ll also be listing these 50 stores in the comics to promote their operations. Future issues will have additional incentives for the 50 Families of retail.

For our fans, our loyal readers who are picking up the single issues, we’re going to offer a little something special in Issue #2. Check out the backmatter of the issue for more info. I think you’ll dig it. If you’re a retailer looking to support DAY MEN and need some extra help, don’t hesitate to reach out to retaileroutreach@boom-studios.com.

Those of you who know my story know that I come from a comic book retail background as a buyer. It’s where I got my start in the industry; I have an immense amount of respect for the Direct Market retailer and their role in this medium. That background has informed my point-of-view as an Editor-in-Chief and a creator. And it’s in part informed the BOOM! philosophy and operation itself. We’re lucky to have a huge cross-section of people in the industry right now who are trying to push it forward. These are people that are supporting original stories, new ideas, and different ways of doing things. And there are some amazing retailers who are at the forefront.

It would be impossible to thank all the retailers I’d like in one sitting. But I do need to give a shout-out to a few retailers that went above and beyond for DAY MEN. These are organizations that dug deep and took a position on the book. Larry’s Comics gave us a much-needed foothold in New England, where our story primarily takes place. I’m very thankful to have them as a supporter. Also, Marc Nathan of Cards, Comics, & Collectibles and Gary Dills of Laughing Ogre Comics went in on an exclusive cover. Those guys are huge boosters for the series and we’re lucky to have them as part of the “We Are BOOM!” team.

Finally, thanks to all of our readers. I’ve can’t even tell you how much your enthusiasm and dedication means to us. We’re honored to have you on this journey, straight up. We’ll be there with you when the sun rises on December 11th.

Lux in Tenebris,

Matt Gagnon

Day Men

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The Predator Lands In Ghost Recon: Wildlands



In one of the most unexpected announcements of the week, the Predator will be arriving in Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Wildlands tomorrow as part in the form of a free DLC event titled “The Hunt”, which will last until early January. The event can either be played solo or in co-op, and if you are able to take down a Predator (which Ubisoft have promised won’t be easy), you’ll be rewarded with a ton of cool shit, including the Predator’s thermal vision helmet.

Ghost Recon: Wildlands was released to positive reviews back in March,with particular praise going towards the huge open world. Meanwhile, we’ll next be seeing the vicious alien hunters on the big screen when The Predator arrives on August 3, 2018.

Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Wildlands: The Hunt Official Synopsis:
Ubisoft and FoxNext Games partner to bring the Predator to Ghost Recon Wildlands!

A new free mission is available for all players: The Predator hids in the Wildlands and he comes to find a new challenger. Hunt him and beat him in the hardest fight you ever known to get exclusive rewards!

New Predator contents are also available:
– Unlock new customisation items from the Predator movie as Predator gears and other iconic characters.
– Play as the Predator with the new PVP class in Ghost War.

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Hunt a Serial Killer Through Chicago In My Eyes On You



Developer Storymind Entertainment have released the first gameplay trailer for My Eyes On You, and it looks like we’re in for something completely truly unique, in terms of both visuals and narrative.

My Eyes On You takes place in a near future version of Chicago, with FBI agent Jordan Adalien hunting an elusive serial killer known only as the Man in the Red Mask. The decisions you make will also dictate whether the game’s plot stays closer to reality or heads in a supernatural direction, so you’d better be careful what you wish for. Whilst searching for clues will be one of your main areas of focus, combat will also play an important role, too.

The trailer for My Eyes On You certainly gives off a strong Blade Runner 2049 vibe, so if that’s your thing, you’re probably in for a great time. It will be available on PC and consoles, although a release date has not yet been confirmed.

Storymind Entertainment social media links:
Twitter – https://twitter.com/StorymindEnt
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/storymindent
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/StorymindEnt

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Netflix Renews The Punisher Solo Series for Season Two!



I’m going to let you guys into a bit of my life here and let you know that I am basically in a constant state of kicking myself for not having found the time to watch a single episode of Netflix’s “The Punisher” solo series.

I love the f*cking Punisher and I think Jon Bernthal’s portrayal of Frank Castle is quite possibly the best version (love ya, Tom Jane) of the character we have ever seen on screen.

Big or small.

It’s with this in mind that we wanted to share the awesome news the Netflix has officially given “The Punisher” the greenlight for season 2!

Yes, Frank Castle will be back to shoot more people in the back of the face sooner than later. The announcement was made recently on Facebook and you can check out the post below.

After that make sure to hit us up and let us know what you thought of the first season of Netflix’s “The Punisher” solo series in the comments below or on social media!

“The Punisher” is executive produced by showrunner Steve Lightfoot, Jim Chory, and Jeph Loeb. The series is produced by Marvel Television in association with ABC Studios for Netflix.

The cast features Jon Bernthal, Ebon Moss-Bachrach, Deborah Ann Woll, Ben Barnes, Amber Rose Revah, Michael Nathanson, Jaime Ray Newman, Jason R Moore, and Paul Schulze.

After exacting revenge on those responsible for the death of his wife and children, Frank Castle (Jon Bernthal) uncovers a conspiracy that runs far deeper than New York’s criminal underworld. Now known throughout the city as The Punisher, he must discover the truth about injustices that affect more than his family alone.

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