June 5th, 2013
To celebrate the 20th anniversary of Babylon 5, the B5 Books team will release Babylon 5 at Twenty: A Visual Celebration. This is a 12″ x 12″ hardcover book with slipcase containing 256 pages with 753 high-resolution images.
Visit B5Books.com to see some images of this beautiful tome. The 150gsm heavy-weight paper is museum-quality with a matte finish. The cloth cover and slipcase are made from extra durable WIBALIN®. The title and B5-20 logo are embossed with foil stamping, and a silver ribbon bookmark is attached. The book has the highest quality Smyth-sewn binding. This means the book lays flat for every page and the pages will not pull away from the binding (nor will the spine crack) because the pages are not glued.
The book ships on 30 June 2013 and is priced at $134, but pre-orders are currently being taken at the discount price of $88.
June 5th, 2013
Issue 2 of Ten Grand was released today, Wednesday 05 June 2013. The title is “Angels Never Lie”.
May 1st, 2013
Issue 1 of Ten Grand was released today, Wednesday 01 May 2013. Written by J. Michael Straczynski and illustrated by Ben Templesmith, Ten Grand is the story of Joe Fitzgerald, a former mob enforcer who can not follow the woman he loves to where she is going in the afterlife. In exchange for his service to a new power, he is resurrected each time he dies in a righteous cause, but during those five minutes before resurrection he is briefly reunited with his love. Issue 1 is titled “Blood Oath”.
Ten Grand resurrects the Joe’s Comics imprint, once again published by Image Comics. This is the first published product from Studio JMS.
March 27th, 2013
Netflix has purchased a 10-episode first season of Sense8, a new television series created by J. Michael Straczynski and Andy and Lana Wachowski. The “gripping global tale of minds linked and souls hunted” will debut in 2014.
February 27th, 2013
The fourth and final issue of Dr. Manhattan was released today, Wednesday 27 February 2013. The title is “Changes in Perspective”. This issue is Straczynski’s final contribution to Before Watchmen.
January 29th, 2013
The Babylon 5 Scripts Team surprised us with the release of The Babylon 5 Scripts of J. Michael Straczynski – Volume 2.5 on Wednesday 23 January 2013. This volume focuses on the original draft script of “Points of Departure”, previously thought lost to a hard drive crash. It’s discovery was followed by the revelation that it was actually shot, and that the “Points of Departure” that we know is the product of significant reshoots. This volume recreates the original version of “Points of Departure” from the original draft screenplay and a recovered VHS recording of the original shooting of the episode. Volume 2.5 includes:
- The original draft script with extensive annotations comparing it to the director’s cut, producers’ cut, and aired version, comprising 100 pages.
- A video-image recreation matching up the script to nearly 300 screenshots from the original version of the episode.
- An audio CD of the original version of the episode.
- A postcard and bookmark featuring quotes that didn’t make the final cut.
- As a bonus, J. Michael Straczynski’s outlines for the “Centauri Prime” and “Passing of the Techno-Mages” book trilogies.
Volume 2.5 can be purchased from the Babylon 5 Books website for $39.99. It is on sale for $10 off through Wednesday 30 January 2013.
December 26th, 2012
Issue 4 of Nite Owl was released today, Wednesday 26 December 2012. It is titled “From One Nite Owl to Another”.
December 22nd, 2012
Issue 2 of Moloch was released on Wednesday 19 December 2012. The title is “The Eleven-Thirty Absolution”.
December 22nd, 2012
Issue 3 of Dr. Manhattan was released on Wednesday 12 December 2012. The title is “Ego Sum”.
November 7th, 2012
Issue 1 of Moloch was released today, Wednesday 07 November 2012. Moloch is a two-issue Before Watchmen miniseries that was added to the publishing schedule subsequent to the initial Before Watchmen announcement. It is written by J. Michael Straczynski with art by Eduardo Risso. This story focuses on Moloch, a significant villain in the Watchmen universe. The title of Issue 1 is “Forgive Me Father, For I Have Sinned”.