BEHIND THE HELMET: AN INSIDE LOOK AT POWER RANGERS

BEHIND THE HELMET: AN INSIDE LOOK AT POWER RANGERS

It seems preparing for the holidays happens earlier and earlier each year. After Halloween, the stores transform and deck  the halls in green and red.We published “Going Green”,  MIGHTY MORPHIN POWER RANGERS Vol. 2  last month and the reception has been RED hot (see how we worked in a  Christmas theme?).

POWER RANGERS colorist Mindy Indy posted a behind the scenes look at MIGHTY MORPHIN POWER RANGERS Vol 2. She explains her favorite scenes, color choices she had to decide and more detail at her coloring process!

 

Our MIGHTY MORPHIN POWER RANGERS series caters to fans young and old.  MIGHTY MORPHIN POWER RANGERS #2: Going Green makes an excellent gift for anyone who grew up in the 90s or enjoyed the reruns.  Our POWER RANGERS MEGAFORCE and POWER RANGERS SUPER SAMURAI series are  also perfect gifts for fans of the franchise.

San Diego here we come!

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It’s time for the biggest comics party of the year: SAN DIEGO COMIC-CON INTERNATIONAL!

In addition to the myriad of Papercutz offerings we’ll have available for sale, we’ve also got some great giveaways and signings for you to enjoy. Let’s go!

WWE Slam City

We’re so excited about our upcoming WWE SLAM CITY graphic novel #1 we’ve created some limited-edition, SDCC-exclusive cards to celebrate the occasion! In partnership with Mattel and WWE, we’ll have 4 exclusive cards available for you to collect throughout the weekend featuring 4 different Superstars in their new jobs. “What new jobs?” you may ask. Then be sure to catch up on all the WWE SLAM CITY buzz before the show starts! With over 3 million views on the WWE SLAM CITY web series, these exclusives are sure to go fast!

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2 cards will be available at the Papercutz booth, 2546. 2 cards will be available at the Mattel booth, 3029. In order to collect them all, show up at the booths at the following times:

  • Thursday @ 12pm – Mattel booth 3029
  • Thursday @ 1pm – Papercutz booth 2546
  • Friday @ 12pm – Mattel booth 3029
  • Friday @ 1pm – Papercutz booth 2546

There’s a limited number of each card available and cards will be handed out FREE until their gone, so get there early to get yours!

Older WWE fans can also meet Shane Riches, the author of Super Genius’s WWE SUPERSTARS. Visit the Super Genius website for more info.

Rabbids

Eric picThe Rabbids have invaded the Papercutz office in full-force! They’ll be taking over the Papercutz booth at SDCC this weekend on Friday and Saturday with a special signing with Eric Esquivel, author of our brand new RABBIDS graphic novels, premiering this fall!

We’ll have some nifty postcard-sized Rabbids magnets on hand that Eric can sign. Stick some Rabbid chaos on your fridge, and save the date for RABBIDS #1! Eric will be signing Friday 3:00p-4:00p and Saturday 2:00p-3:00p.

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Power Rangers

The Mighty Morphin Power Rangers are back in a brand new series from Papercutz, and to celebrate we’ve got a limited-edition SDCC-exclusive poster! The poster will be available free at our booth but limited to 250 copies, so get yours first and fast! Limit 1 per person.

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The Power Rangers themselves will also be making appearances at the Papercutz booth throughout the weekend. Follow Papercutz on Twitter for all the latest info on meeting the MIGHTY MORPHIN POWER RANGERS or the POWER RANGERS SUPER MEGAFORCE Rangers at our booth. They stopped by last year and it was a blast!

The Power Rangers with Papercutz EiC Jim Salicrup at SDCC 2013

In addition to all the awesomeness above, we’ve got some more special giveaways and announcements coming from Papercutz and Super Genius this week, but they’re tip-top secret until Wednesday! Be sure to be following us on Facebook and, especially, Twitter throughout the weekend to make sure you don’t miss a scoop!

We’re counting down the hours until we see you in San Diego!

-The Papercutz Team

Papercutz Goes Nationwide

Hey there comics fans! Were you just pondering the age old question, “How can I get more Papercutz in my life this weekend?” Of course you were, and you’re in luck! Papercutz staff and talent be represented at THREE different shows this weekend across the nation! We’re venturing out of the interdimensional comics factory and into the wild as we visit Denver, CO, White Plains, NY, and Garden City, NY.

Read on for all the info!

Our biggest presence will be at Denver Comic Con where we will be in Merchant Mesa in booth 810.

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We’ll be joined by Papercutz author Stefan Petrucha and artist (and Denver local!) Jolyon Yates all weekend!

stefanStefan has authored several series for Papercutz. He is the author of all of our POWER RANGERS graphic novels, including the brand new MIGHTY MORPHIN POWER RANGERS! Stefan is also the writer behind all of our NANCY DREW graphic novels as well as NANCY DREW THE NEW CASE FILES and NANCY DREW AND THE CLUE CREW #1 which he co-wrote with his wife, Sarah Kinney. As if that’s not enough, Stefan has also penned a RIO graphic novel, and is the parody-master extraordinaire for PAPERCUTZ SLICES! He will be at the Papercutz booth where he will be signing his books (available for purchase) as well as our Denver Comic Con exclusive MIGHTY MORPHIN POWER RANGERS poster!

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Stefan will be appearing at the Papercutz booth 810 on Friday from 12pm-1pm, Saturday from 11am-12pm & 3pm-4pm, and Sunday from 10am-11am.

Jolyon-Yates-WEBAlso joining us is Jolyon Yates, our one and only and most brick-tastic LEGO NINJAGO artist! Jolyon will be at the Papercutz booth signing copies of his books (available for purchase) as well as LEGO NINJAGO posters and bookmarks!

 

 

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Jolyon will be appearing at the Papercutz booth 810 on Friday from 3pm-4pmSaturday from 12:30pm-1:30pm & 5:30pm-6:30pm, and Sunday from 12pm-1pm.

Plus, join Stefan, Jolyon and Papercutz Editor Mike Petranek on Sunday at 3:30pm in room 110 for the Highlighter on Papercutz panel where we’ll talk about MMPR, Ninjago, and all the exciting new projects we have coming this fall!

 

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Also this Saturday, join Papercutz Editor-in-Chief Jim Salicrup at New York Comic Fest in White Plains where he will be attending as a guest. Stop by and say hi and ask him who his favorite Smurf is!

eternalconAnd last but certainly not least, if you’ll be attending Eternal Con this Saturday only, you can meet Super Genius Comics author and WWE Hall-of-Famer Mick Foley! Maybe if you ask really nicely he’ll tell you what’s in store for our next story arc, “Haze of Glory” which starts in WWE SUPERSTARS #5, in comic shops this Wednesday 6/11!

Whew! That’s a lot of exploring for the Papercutz crew, but we’re packed and ready to come meet you! See you soon, America!

News Roundup – 5/21/14

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Benny Breakiron #4: Uncle Placid is in comic shops today and in stores everywhere 5/27!

If Uncle Placid says it’s time then it must be time for another Papercutz News Roundup!

Reviews & Recommendations

Ariol #4: A Beautiful Cow
“One of the best of the best Ariol graphic novels in the Papercutz collection…A fun and sure-to-generate-conversation-starter, readers of all ages will not only fall in love with Ariol (even if his crush Petula might not), but also want to find out more about Ariol and his friends.” —DIAMOND BOOKSHELF

LEGO Legends of Chima #1: High Risk!
“Legends of Chima is filled with fun and adventure that kids of any age will love.” —SLJ’s GOOD COMICS FOR KIDS

Mighty Morphin Power Rangers #1: Rita Repulsa’s Attitude Adjustment
“It’s awesome, and it’s even kind of scary, and it’s exactly the type of thing that they’d never really be able to do on the show. [The creators] manage to do a book that’s not only consistent, but consistently well done … Overall, it’s a solid package and a great first offering.” —COMICS ALLIANCE

Other News

News Roundup – 5/6/14

News Roundup – 5/6/14

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April showers brought May flowers (or at least May allergies) and a slew of great Papercutz news—let’s go!

In stores everywhere today:
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Reviews & Recommendations

Ariol #3: Happy as a Pig…
“Ariol’s hilarious hijinks are mischievous and fun, and this volume will find fans among kids who enjoy irreverent humor.” —SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL

Classics Illustrated Deluxe #11: The Sea-Wolf
“This title would be an excellent addition to any library or classroom.”—SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL

“WOW – this was a great story! I think the Papercutz Classics Illustrated series is a great way to get kids to read classics and see what awesome stories the classics have.” —THIS KID REVIEWS BOOKS

Dinosaurs #1: In the Beginning…
“I love it when books mix humor with learning. This book does that – plus it is a comic so that gets bonus points from me. I think kids can learn a lot from comics.”  —THIS KID REVIEWS BOOKS

LEGO Legends of Chima #1: High Risk!
“In a world of children’s books that would bore my kids to tears, or are ridiculously expensive, Lego Legends of Chima is a refreshing addition to my family’s library.”—WHAT’CHA READING?

Mighty Morphin Power Rangers #1: Rita Repulsa’s Attitude Adjustment
“The art, story, and humor are all really well done. I would definitely check out future volumes if I come across it… fans and younger readers should make sure to add it to their read-list.” —SEQUENTIAL TART

Mighty Morphin Power Rangers Free Comic Book Day comic
“There are plenty of robots, monsters, and interaction between team-members that creates a believable world for the comic, and with a dose of humor thrown in, it’s an impressive book that speaks to new readers and die-hard fans alike.” —BLEEDING COOL

Free comics for all! FCBD and a giveaway!

Forget all other holidays because tomorrow is our favorite holiday of the year: FREE COMIC BOOK DAY!!!!!

I’ve been counting down in my head all day… it’s better than waiting for Santa! So in honor of Free Comic Book Day we’ll ALSO be giving away some free comics–and not just the ones you can pick up tomorrow. Read all about it after the jump!

We’ll have TWO books available from retailers this year just for you and we can not wait for you to read them. Check out the store locator on the FCBD site to find a participating store near you so you don’t miss out. Then, scroll all the way to the bottom of this post to find out how you could win one of two free copies of our upcoming graphic novels!

Papercutz Gold Title – MIGHTY MORPHIN POWER RANGERS

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Bleeding Cool says: “This issue of Power Rangers makes the most of drawing in readers who may be fans of the show by introducing characters in both incarnations with tie-in elements and explanatory notes, but the artwork is actually highly realistic and caters well to teens in particular. There are plenty of robots, monsters, and interaction between team-members that creates a believable world for the comic, and with a dose of humor thrown in, it’s an impressive book that speaks to new readers and die-hard fans alike.”

Read the Diamond Prevue on the Free Comic Book Day website and pick it up in your local participating comic book shop tomorrow!

Papercutz Silver Title – THE SMURFS (also featuring ANNOYING ORANGE, ARIOL and DINOSAURS)

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Read a Diamond Prevue on the FCBD site and pick it up in participating shops tomorrow!

Then, come on back and let us know what you thought on our Facebook and Twitter! Share with us a picture of you or your kids with your Papercutz FCBD books and you could win a free copy of either Mighty Morphin Power Rangers #1 or The Smurfs #18! Everyone who shares a picture will be entered but only two lucky fans will win.

See you at Free Comic Book Day!