Monday, November 22, 2010

The Jericho Comic Returns

JERICHO Returns!
Friday, Nov 19th, 2010
IDW and CBS Consumer Products to Continue Comic Book Series of TV's Cult Classic

IDW Publishing and CBS Consumer Products are continuing the comic book series based on the cult favorite television show that the fans would not let die - JERICHO! Continuing directly from the finale of CBS's post-apocalyptic drama, IDW will offer the complete JERICHO comic series from the original creative team behind the TV show. Debuting in 2006, CBS's Jericho aired for two seasons, following residents of a fictional, post-apocalyptic town.

"The creators and producers of Jericho are so excited about working with IDW to continue the comic book series," said executive producer of Jericho, Dan Shotz. "Jericho thrives because of the fans that fight for this story on a consistent basis. We have to thank the fans because they are the reason Jericho is here to stay."

Kicking off in February 2011, IDW will release both JERICHO #4 and JERICHO REDUX. The specially priced REDUX edition will collect the first three issues of the series and prep readers for the continuation with issues #4 through #6. IDW's JERICHO comics will stay true to the original series, offering fans the story they have been waiting for.

JERICHO #4 Penned by the show's writers and producers, Dan Shotz, Robert Levine and Jason M. Burns, JERICHO REDUX is the perfect way for fans to start getting more of the series they love.

"We're very excited to be part of this universe," said IDW Chief Operating Officer, Greg Goldstein. "Jericho is a powerful story with a very active fan base, and we're happy to be able to continue this adventure with them."

The saga continues in February with JERICHO #4, and the series continues monthly in March and April. Beginning with issue #4, the series will be written by Matthew Federman, with artist Matt Merhoff, and Scott West, who will provide covers.

Based on the unique history of the JERICHO comics, IDW and CBS Consumer Products will work diligently to make sure that subscriptions to the original series are fulfilled.

JERICHO REDUX ($7.99, 72 pages, full color) will be available in stores in February 2011. Diamond order code DEC10 0373.

JERICHO #4 ($3.99, 32 pages, full color) will be available in stores in February 2011. Diamond order code DEC10 0371.

Original Press Release (with cover photos):

Friday, October 15, 2010

A Message from Dan Shotz to the Fans of Jericho

From Dan Shotz, Executive Producer of Jericho:

I am happy to share some great news! We have found a new home for the Jericho Comic Book Series. CBS Consumer Products, who is responsible for licensing Jericho, is very close to completing a new deal to continue publication of the Comic Book Series. We are very excited about these upcoming plans. Details to follow soon.

Dan Shotz called me this morning (10/15) to let me know the above official statement would be released. He let me know that the new publisher and CBS Consumer Products were in talks at the New York Comic Con and that an official press release would be out soon.

I got the feeling that the new publisher is more established publisher and Dan told me the fans would be pleased with the choice.

Issue #4 is ready to go as soon as the new publisher can get it listed in Diamond's catalog. Issue #5 is getting the finishing touches and issue #6 is being worked on. The new publisher will be republishing issues 1-3 as a booklet, so that their established audience can purchase the first three issues.

The Jericho comic is alive!

Gwen (Ratkeeper)

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Issue #4 Release Date Rumor

A source posted this tip on the Jericho comic forum:

"Word on the grape vine is issue 4 is coming to our shelves in september, with exact dates not released but could be 7/8th. i will keep all posted on developments."

Signed by JEBBS.

As of press time, this rumor had not been confirmed.

Jericho on SyFy

Aug 19 05:00 AM Termination For Cause
Aug 22 02:00 AM The Day Before

All times are Eastern. Please stop by the SyFy Jericho Forum and thank SyFy for airing Jericho.

On-Line Activities and Gatherings

Weekly Gatherings
Beau's Bark - Come join our "open house" chat for most of Tuesday evening to accommodate the time zones!! This is a fun time to get together with old friends and make some new ones! Looking forward to seeing you there!

Sportsman Lodge Bar - Every Friday 9:30 pm EST/ 6:30 pm PST, drop by have a drink and share a story. Go to last page of the thread.

Tuesday Night Ranger Watchers - Every Tuesday at 8 pm Eastern /5 pm Pacific. Remember to log in at JKI and go to the chat for members under the community menu. Once you are in the chat room please type "hello" so you show up on the dialog window.

In-Person Ranger Activities and Events

California Jericho Rangers

August 21st Discussion & Picnic
Arlington Park in El Cerrito
Noon until 7 p.m., BBQ starts at 2 p.m.

Join us and meet your fellow rangers, discuss the comic, the future of Jericho and what Jericho has taught us. Enjoy the BBQ (chicken, hamburgers and hot dogs) and meet your fellow fans. Optional - Bring a dish to share. E-mail for directions.

Note: Our metalworking demo has been postponed and will be held at the Ranger Rendezvous.

Ranger Rendezvous
October 16-18
Coyote Hills Park, Fremont
Come join us for this weekend event with demos, workshops, discussions and fellowship with your fellow rangers. This will be a camping event. For those who do not camp, there are nearby hotels. More information is available at:

Outside Jericho

Jericho Birthdays by Mud62
Gerald McRaney, Johnston Green 8/19
John Dalton, EMT Tech 8/19
David Jedidiah Rose. Production Assistant 8/19
Joseph Castanon, Woody Taylor 08/19
Dan Shotz, Producer/Co-Executive Producer 8/21

Kitty's News Corner with TV, Movie and DVD Reminders
Aasif Mandvi (Dr Kenchy Dhuwalia) "Daily News" to tape 4 episodes in Washington DC's Shakespeare Theatre in October: Link

Clayne Crawford (Mitchell Cafferty) cast in new HBO series "All Signs of Death": Link

DB Sweeney (John Goetz) web series "Universal Dead" to be made into 3D movie by Paramount Pictures in 2011: Link

Daniel Benzali (Thomas Valente) starring in movie "How Do You Know" coming out December 17, 2010: Link

Nice review of last week's episode of "Haven" Emily Rose (Trish Merrick): Link
Nice write up for the first four episodes of "Haven"...: Link

Erik Knudsen (Dale Turner) movie "Scream 4" premieres April 15, 2010: Link

Esai Morales (Maj Beck) "Caprica" 1.0 DVD available October 5, 2010: Link

George Newbern (President Tomarchio) inducted into Arkansas Entertainers Hall of Fame: Link

Gerald McRaney (Johnston Green) "Undercovers" and Skeet Ulrich (Jake Green) "Law & Order: LA" preview write up: Link

Jon Turteltaub (Producer) "Common Law" casts Michael Ealy: Link

Lennie James (Robert Hawkins) has a fan in this blogger....: Link

Nice write up about Lennie James (Robert Hawkins) "The Walking Dead" coming soon to AMC: Link

Richard Speight Jr (Deputy Bill Kohler) answers questions about "Band of Brothers" on Black Sky Radio on August 18th: Link

TV Reminders:
Darby Stanchfield (April Green) "Mad Men" (AMC)
Lennie James (Robert Hawkins) "Hung" (HBO)
Clayne Crawford (Mitchell Cafferty) "The Glades" (A&E)

Timothy Omundson (Phil Constantino) "Psych" (USA)

Pamela Reed (Gail Green) "Parks and Recreation" (NBC) repeats

Emily Rose (Trish Merrick) "Haven"

*Want to know when you favorite Jericho stars on on TV? Check out:

Movies coming out:
Aasif Mandvi (Dr. Kenchy Dhuwalia) "The Last Airbender" July 1
Jon Turteltaub (Executive Producer) "The Sorcerer's Apprentice" July 14
Gerald McRaney (Johnston Green) "Get Low" July 30 *limited release*

DVD releases:
James Remar (Jonah Prowse) "Dexter" season 4 comes out August 17
DB Sweeney (John Goetz) "Two Tickets to Paradise" comes out September 14
Jon Steinberger (Producer) "Human Target" 1st Season releases September 21
Esai Morales (Maj Beck) "Caprica" 1.0 releases October 5