San Diego PR Runaround – Walking Dead to Burning Love

From my inbox, to your screens… what people are trying to get me to talk about.


Kicking off San Diego Comic-Con, Cryptozoic Entertainment™, the premier developer of licensed and original games including The Big Bang Theory: The Party Game and Epic Spell Wars of the Battle Wizards: Duel at Mt. Skullzfyre, is proud to host both The Walking Dead™ creator Robert Kirkman and series actor Steven Yuen (“Glenn”). Kirkman will receive fans and sign autographs on Thursday, July 12th from 12 noon to 1 pm in the Cryptozoic Comic-Con Store, at 411 Market Street. Fans can join Yuen on Saturday, July 14th from 2 to 4 pm at the Cryptozoic Comic-Con Store.

Kirkman and Yuen’s in-store appearances with Cryptozoic highlight the company’s relationship with both The Walking Dead hit television show and the comic series that started it all.


With the surge in popularity among Marvel Super Heroes this summer, a group of lesser-known heroes, villains (and some all-out odd balls) petitioned Marvel Entertainment to grant them a team of their own.  A common name they could share and make legendary.  A battle cry for evil to fear, and a group name that would out live them all.

The “All-Winners Squad” is an ensemble of Marvel cult favorites. Together these previously overlooked characters are destined to make an impact in their own irreverent way. At long last, the All-Winners Squad will break free from comic book pages and obscure corners of the Internet, spreading their unbridled awesomeness to fans everywhere.

The National Entertainment Collectibles Association, Inc. (NECA), in partnership with Marvel Consumer Products, will bring their notoriously hip creative to a full line of offbeat All-Winners Squad merchandise launching this fall.  Toys, apparel and collectibles will celebrate the solidarity of these newly revived characters.  The line casts the spotlight on each member of the All-Winners Squad, giving each a chance to shine individually as well as with their squad comrades.

Members of the All-Winners Squad were busy preparing for their first official press conference, with the exception of Doop, who was reachable, but unable to communicate in any intelligible mode.  Squirrel Girl, however, was tracked down in Central Park.  When approached, she was hopeful and insightful.

She commented, “Speaking to squirrels may not be the flashiest power, but it’s a valuable skill, and we all make a difference. Maybe now people will finally appreciate our talents and see how special we really are!”

She then climbed back up her tree.

Other members of the All-Winners-Squad will address the public during an exclusive San Diego Comic Con press conference scheduled for Friday, July 13th at 5:30pm.

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Devil’s Due:

Plume was a well received addition to the web comic community last year, rocketing to a readership of tens of thousands in a short time, and it’s now adding print and digital retail distribution through Devil’s Due Entertainment.

Plume is a Wild West adventure with a supernatural twist, centering around Vesper Grey, the defiant daughter of an eccentric archaeologist, and her ghostly (but handsome) guardian bound to her by a mystical necklace.

The parties are celebrating their announcement with a series of prints and a t-shirt available for sale at San Diego’s Comic-Con International this year, at booth 2229, including a “jam print” featuring Smith’s characters, drawn by her, among other characters from the Devil’s Due brands. While Smith is not able to attend the show, her fans can also get the prints now on Kickstarter:

Smith will continue to produce the web comic, while Devil’s Due will manage her future crowd funding efforts (which she successfully used in the past to bring Plume to print), film and media licensing, and distribute print editions of the books in comic book stores throughout North America. Devil’s Due Entertainment will also manage digital retail distribution through various outlets on iTunes, Kindle, and various app platforms.

“I instantly fell in love with this comic when I first saw K.Lynn’s online campaign to bring it to print,” said Devil’s Due ringleader Josh Blaylock. “The art, story, and package she’s put together is clever, fun, and easy to understand why now nearly 100,000 people are reading this and I can’t wait to bring it to other media.”

“I have full faith in the partnership between Devil’s Due and Plume,” said Smith. “Josh and his team have such a wonderful vision for the comic book world, bringing together innovative and forward-thinking strategies. Plume, I know, is in good hands.”

Burning Love:

Cast from the comedy series Burning Love ( will be at Comic con and available for interviews.  Series executive producer, director and actor Ken Marino (Party Down, Wanderlust, Childrens’ Hospital) and June Diane Raphael (Childrens’ Hospital) will be on hand Saturday, July 14th to talk about their very funny web series that spoofs Bachelor style dating shows.  Fan and foe of the reality genre are hooked on Burning Love – the most romantic, comedic webseries ever!  


Since launching June 4th on Yahoo’s! Comedy Channel, Burning Love has amassed a legion of fans – some of whom aren’t quite sure it’s a spoof – who watch weekly as hunky fireman Mark Orlando (Ken Marino) searches for the perfect woman.  The series features an amazing cast of comedic actors including Michael Ian Black, Adam Scott, Malin Akerman, Kristen Bell, Ken Jeong, Noureen, Ben Stiller, Christine Taylor, and many more…

About Rich Johnston

Chief writer and founder of Bleeding Cool. Father of two. Comic book clairvoyant. Political cartoonist.

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