Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Update from Redsox

October 27, 2009

Hello Fellow Rangers:

This past week I have seen people's frustrations with the announced delay of the release of the comic. First and foremost this is not a delay, as no one at Devil's Due ever posted a firm release date. This came from sources at local comic shops or other sources but not from DDP. They have consistently communicated to us that the date was not set.

The fact is CBS has invested time and money in allowing the Jericho Comic book to be produced, marketed and distributed. This is a business, things happen in the production process in all businesses that sometimes cause delays in the release of a product or service. As a private business they are under no obligation to tell the public anything as to why things have been delayed.

Dan Shotz has posted on the Jericho Fan Forum at the DDP site and DDP itself has posted that the comic will come out on November 27, 2009. Ratkeeper and I received an email from Josh (president of DDP) and Cody (Jericho Comic Editor) last week that they want to work directly with the fans to promote the launch of the comic book.

Right now we need to put aside our feelings and look to work with the comic producers to make sure we maximize sales and our chances to get more Jericho. If people start to cancel their subscriptions or pre-orders over a small blip in the radar they may be jeopardizing the future of more Jericho on television or the big screen.

I understand that a few have complained that there is not a direct way to contact DDP and the help email on the website is not reliable. We have sent emails directly to Josh and Cody this weekend and asked them to fix this situation. We also asked them to see if they can send out an email to all those who pre-purchased the comic as a matter of curtesey to let them know about the delay.

We have worked our butts off to get to this point and now is not the time to lose our cool and think short-term. We have 31 days until the release of the comic and we need to continue to work together and remain United in our Goal to get Jericho on the big screen and back on the air hopefully at Epix.

Stay the Course

More Info from Gwen

There is a way to contact the Devils Due Store, it's on the left column (scroll down until you find it). If you have a question about your order you can contact the store directly.

Those of us who have signed up, for the DDP Jericho newsletter, got a letter telling us about the delay. You can sign up for the DDP Jericho newsletter here: http://jerichocomic.squarespace.com/newsletter/

If you have any other questions for DDP, then contact Redsox or me.Gwen

Monday, October 26, 2009

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 - Come chat and watch with us on Tuesdays at 5 pm Pacific/8 pm Eastern. You will need to be logged on to see the chat room link, which is under the community menu (chat for members).

Jericho Comic Release Date Moved to November 27th

From Jeanine123, DDP just updated their website:

Issue 1 now scheduled for 11/27 release. We know the wait is long, but it's oh so worth it. Proof of that is coming next week when we begin releasing sneak peeks of the beautiful art online. Stay tuned!
Also, to thank you for your patience look for quick releases between issues 2 and 3. More to come!

Operation Phoenix/Jericho Comic Update

October 23, 2009

Hello Fellow Rangers,

Yesterday we received a message via the DDP Jericho Forum that the Comic Book has be delayed until Friday, November 27, 2009. http://jerichocomic.squarespace.com/

I know many of you are disappointed or upset about the date being pushed back. But we need to keep things in perspective. Last year at this time, Jericho was dead in the water. Talks had broken down with Comcast and the end was in sight. Then in November of 2008 CBS actually gave us an early Christmas present as Jericho was put on the CW for a 29 week run and as we know, from the producers, they were very pleased with the ratings.

Over the past 19 months we have put articles in Variety and the Hollywood Reporter, produced and aired our own TV commercial, put up a billboard in LA, shelled Nielsen's Offices in Tampa and ensured that CBS and EPIX received more mail than Santa Clause. All of this was accomplished by individuals doing their small part, some sent post cards or letters, some sent emails, some contributed money to the TV ad of bill board. But this was and is a collect team effort co-ordinated over the internet. We truly have contributed to the transformation of television.

The comic book was announce early this Spring and it built up momentum in July at Comic Con in San Diego. All the while new fans were discovering Jericho and Rangers throughout North America and across the globe continued to get the word out about this amazing television show.

Right now we have 5 weeks to the comic launch. This is the first new Jericho related storyline product whether it be a TV show, movie or book to come out since March of 2008.

If it had not been for each and every one of us out there in the Jericho Fandom doing our small part, this would never have happened. We have waged a long and hard fought battle with one of the largest corporations in America and we have made them take time, reflect and take Jericho out of the waste basket and look to see if it is worth producing

Epix just announced this week their intention to produce original scripted programming each quarter, be it mini series or 13 episodes dramas. We have an original show with a built in audience that continues to grow despite CBS's best efforts to kill it.

DDP is looking for our help to promote the Jericho Comic Book over the next 5 weeks. All of Us collectively can actually help get a movie and possibly our show back on the air but we need to continue to have faith and tap what ever reserve we have as we head into the stretch run.

I am asking that we come together and work with the DDP representatives and drive this sled over the finish-line. I am convinced we will be rewarded for our hard work and perserverance.

Keep the Faith we are almost there
Redsox 1986

Texas Ranger Facebook Group

Kenny has formed a new facebook group for Jericho fans in Texas: Link
He hopes to also have a launch party for the Jericho comic.
Come meet your fellow rangers and plan for the Texas Jericho comic launch party.

DDP's Bestseller List for 10/23

01. Hack/Slash Omnibus
02. Jericho Season 3 - Civil War Six Issue Subscription
03. GI Joe: America's Elite TPB Vol. 5 World War III Omnibus
04. Jericho Season 3 - A+B Cover Subscription Pack
05. James Farr's Xombie: Reanimated TPB
06. Hack/Slash: The Series #25 Comic Con Variant
07. Barack the Barbarian #2
08. GI Joe: Storm Shadow #1 Foil Cover
09. GI Joe: Americas Elite #33 Sketch
10. Barack the Barbarian #1 cover A

Jericho Is Back on Joost and Netflix

For any who have not seen the 2nd season of Jericho it is again available on Joost:, without the commentary: Link

Jericho was due to be removed from the Netflix rental list today, but has had it's tenure on Netflix extended: http://www.netflix.com

New Jericho ARG (Alternate Reality Game)

Rev. Young, who appeared in Jericho, is leading us on a wild adventure to uncover station 4. Some have speculated that station 4 is a reference to season 4 of Jericho.
Discussion thread: Link
Daily Archive: Link

JEBS' Thank You's

Thank you to Ichthus for allowing the Jericho Townhall blog to become the source of the JEBS RSS feed. Ichthus' work every week allows the JEBS messages to be posted directly to a website via the Jericho Townhall RSS feed.

Thank you to Krzy Kitty who has been working hard keeping up with the Jericho cast and creative team news. Kitty now has her own column - Kitty's News Corner, under the Outside Jericho section.

Outside Jericho

Jericho Birthdays for October 25-21 thanks to Mud62 for the list! Relationship to Jericho listed in bold font:

Christopher Wiehl (Roger Hammond) - 10/29
Michael Broderick (Cheyenne Soldier) - 10/30

Kitty's News Corner

Aasif Mandvi (Kenchy Dhuwalia) in "Today's Special" an independent comedy film at NY film festival; Aasif is a writer and actor in this film. Link, Link

Aasif Mandvi (Kenchy Dhuwalia) at the screening of "The Response" in NYC on 27 October at 7 pm. He will be a member of a panel. Link

Jericho mentioned in an article about NBC's canceled show Southland.... NUTS anyone? Link

Michael Gaston (Gray Anderson) film "Sugar" nominated for best ensemble performance at Gotham Independent Film Awards. Winners will be announced November 30. Link

Review of last week's Lie to Me with a mention of Lennie James' (Robert Hawkins) episode... Link
Lennie did a "Chavez"!! check out pics from Lie To Me: Link

On the set of Caprica, Esai Morales (Maj Beck): Link

Jazz Raycole (Allison Hawkins) on Eastwick Wednesday October 21: Link
Jazz Raycole's name is listed on Eastwick's cast list (after you click "more") ... guess we will see more of her there?

Press release for Skeet Ulrich's (Jake Green) next appearance on CSI: NY. Link

Richard Speight Jr (Deputy Bill) returns to Supernatural (on CW) November 5: Link
Another article about the upcoming episodes of Supernatural (spoilers and cool clip): Link

Jon Turteltaub (Executive Producer) Article on new project "The Sorcerer's Apprentice": Link

Sprague Grayden (Heather Lisinski) DVD release of "The Last Lullaby": Link

Interesting interview with Tim Omundson (Phil Costantino) about Psych. (Little outdated... taped at Comic Con) CAREFUL --Tim is really funny in this interview...=0): Link

Siena Goines (Sarah Mason) has been busy.... Guess the movie "Jada" came out in 2008 but the DVD is now available. Link

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Issue #1 Has Been Delayed

Today, Redsox and Ratkeeper got word from their DDP contact that issue #1 will not be released on 10/28. The book is running late. DDP will advise when a new release date is announced.

Monday, October 12, 2009

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 - Come chat and watch with us on Tuesdays at 5 pm Pacific/8 pm Eastern. You will need to be logged on to see the chat room link, which is under the community menu (chat for members).

Update from Redsox

October 7, 2009

Hello Fellow Rangers,

October is here so what does that mean for Jericho?Laverne McKinnon was just hired by Epix to develop original scripted shows. She was at CBS up to 2006 when she left for family reasons but most importantly worked on the pilot of a little show called Jericho while at CBS.

Epix was originally scheduled to launch the first week of October but that time table has been pushed back to the end of October. Right now Epix has announced a carriage deal with Verizon Fios with several other deals reported to be forthcoming.

I think a key section from the article is: "A rep for Epix declined comment Tuesday, but McKinnon reportedly has already been working behind the scenes at the company, a joint venture of Viacom, Lionsgate and MGM". Until now most of the press information being released dealt with feature films and not original programming.

The producers at Junction just inked a new 2 year deal to develop original shows for CBS Television this despite Jericho being cancelled twice, Swingtown and Harper's Island being cancelled after one season.

Skeet Ulrich, Mr. Jake Green appears to still have some type of CBS contract in place some 18 months after the cancellation as he started tonight on his 3 episode run on CSI New York.

Our old friend, Nancy Tellem, current President of CBS Television is rumored to be considering moving to the business side of CBS Corp. From LA Times today: She has been talking to Moonves for the last several months about easing out of her current job in favor of a broader role that would allow her to become something of a troubleshooter for the company focusing on content and distribution challenges.

There seems to be a ARG type game ongoing with comlink which has a thread on the UHD Board and which on September 21, the Board along with it's countdown clock all the sudden became password protected.

The comic book is currently scheduled to come out at the end of October. Our DDP Liaison has stated to me several times that they have not confirmed October 28th as the official release date that too could be pushed back.

CBS is spending money on developing, producing and distributing the comic book, in the worse economy since the great Depression, including building a web page on the DDP site dedicated exclusively to the Jericho comic book.

All of these things taken separately look like they are isolated events, mutually exclusive of each other. But looking at what we have seen since last November when we launched Operation Phoenix and CBS put all 29 episodes on the CW, the evidence continues to mount that Jericho is destined to reappear as a movie or series. We still believe the evidence points towards Epix we hope as a TV movie then Season 4 taking off from where the comic leads off.

Beebull is going to attend the Baltimore Comic con this weekend, October 9 and 10. They are expecting over 10,000 people to attend the con and Beebull will be walking around spreading the news. This past weekend Ratkeeper, Jim4jericho and several others attended the Silicon Valley con which was small but afforded our rangers to spread the word and gain new recruits. We need to continue to attend these types of events, and get posters and post cards up everywhere and anywhere we can. I honestly think we are in the home stretch and that something good is finally coming our way.

Ichthus, who is a terrific Ranger, made a great point this morning, another key to driving interest in the comic is to get people to go to the DDP forum and get discussions going on what we think the storyline will look like. We need to remember that we all got involved because we liked Jericho. for the entertainment it provided us, and for many the community that developed around the show. Link

Keep the Faith

Rangers Needed at the Jericho Comic Forum

We really need to get the traffic up at the DDP Jericho page, Ichthus thanks for the great suggestion. Below are the links to the Forum and several issue plot line threads. Lets have some fun the next couple of weeks. Hope people can make it to the DDP page and get some real good discussions going on where we think the characters are going.

Devil's Due Publishing Jericho Webpage - Forum: Link
First Issue Speculation: Link
Jericho Issue 3 Spoilers: Link

Future Traditions - the Jericho Podcast

Future Traditions - Episode 22 - Zombies Ate Our Live Show! is now LIVE! Visit: Link

Also, we've got a live recording of one of the Apocalypse Rising track panels: "Distant Early Warning," here: Link

Enjoy! :)

Thank You's

Thank you to:

Jim4Jericho for helping at Silicon
Beebull for promoting Jericho at the Baltimore Comic Con
Susan Gator for promoting Jericho in her classroom.
Lee and Beebull for organizing the East Coast Ranger Gathering
Ichthus for his help with JEBS and on the Jericho Comic Forum.
Steph, Andrew, Ron, Margo and KrzyKitty for agreeing to run a Jericho Fan Table.
We'd like to include more thank yous, so please let us know how you are promoting Jericho.

Help Wanted

We are looking for fans to attend these conventions and hand out promotional materials about Jericho: Boston, MA-October 24-25, 2009 Contact Redsox if you can volunteer for the above convention redsox19861@yahoo.com

We have confirmed fan tables at these conventions and we have rangers (person running the table) to run the table. Now all they need is someone to keep them company!

October 23-25, Mile Hi Con, Denver, CO, (Steph), $18-$22 for daily admission
November 13-15, TusCon, Tucson, AZ (Andrew), $15-$35 for daily admission
November 27-29, Los Con 36, Los Angeles, CA, (Ron), $20-$25 for daily admission
November 27-29, Orycon, Portland, OR (Margo), $25-$35 for for daily admission
February 26-28, ConDor, San Diego, CA (Vera), $25 for all three days via fan table
April 2-4, WonderCon San Francisco, CA (Gwen)
May 22, Spokane Comic Con, Spokane , CA (Kitty)

Please contact Gwen if you wish to help at one of the above fan tables: gwen@jericho-kansas.org

Longstreet Pete is organizing a Jericho Panel for next year's Timegate Convention (May 28-30, 2010) in Atlanta, GA. Presenting panels is another more visible way to promote Jericho, so anyone who can help please contact Longstreet Pete at ga_pete@yahoo.com

Jericho Online v1.1

From Tank0

Ever wondered what you would do if you where the mayor of Jericho? Here is your chance, log in once or twice a day and decide upon the path to take. Will you refuse refugees aid or will you go and attack others towns to feed your own? Will you excel in trading like Dale or will you fight a covert war like Hawkins? Will you be able to kill the chicken or protect your citizens when needed? Join us and find out.

Next Monday 10-12-2009 registration opens for the next round of Jericho Online. After the summer vacation we are ready to introduce a new hero and lots of new features.

Help us test this free beta, we aim to make it as realistic and close to the show as possible. Ranger feedback is appreciated!

main info:- http://jerichoonline.eu
register @:- http://jerichoonline.eu/signup.php
a detailed guide (english):- http://sven.elsven.com/efkes/JO_Guidev1_12.pdf
follow the in game story line:- http://jerichoonline.eu/forum/index.php

Outside Jericho

Cast and Crew News - Relationship to Jericho listed in bold font.

Jericho Birthdays for October 11 -17 - thanks to Mud62 for the list!

Lennie James (Robert Hawkins) - 10/11
Tony Nikneijadi (Production Assistant) - 10/13

From KrzyKitty: Lennie James (Robert Hawkins) starts filming Three Days: http://tiny.cc/DZl9T

Monday, October 5, 2009

Jericho Season 3 - Civil War Comic Subscription Link Now Available at DDP

Fans can now order a six or five issue subscription for either cover. We have also added an option to subscribe to all six issues and get every cover including the PX cover for issue 1. The first 50 customers to purchase this 'all-covers' subscription will receive a free Jericho Ashcan. Link

Jericho Season 3 Cover Images for Issue #3


Thanks to the_fresh_prince12 for the link!

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 - Come chat and watch with us on Tuesdays at 5 pm Pacific/ 8 pm Eastern. You will need to be logged on to see the chat room link, which is under the community menu (chat for members). We watch via the CBS viewer, so our views are seen by the executives.

Operation Comic Book Update

October 1, 2009

Hello Fellow Rangers,

October is finally here and the long wait for the comic book and possibly word on the movie and/or Jericho launching with the new Epix Channel is finally here.

Why do we continue to fight on some 18 months after the show was canceled by CBS? It is a logical question. Back in January, Jon Turteltaub announced, after months of silence, that a movie was in the works.

We then had the run of all 29 episodes on the CW and we launched operation Phoenix to get the word out and to get people watching the show and writing to CBS and Epix. We found out at Comic Con, from Dan Shotz, that they were very much aware of the ratings and were both surprised and pleased with how well the show did.

We also found out, from our team at Comic Con, that the folks from Junction and CBS were literally blown away by the fan interest in the comic book, and the numbers that attended the panel discussion and stopped by the DDP booth in San Diego.

Ratkeeper and I have had several communications with a contact from DDP, who is trying to co-ordinate with the fans regarding the comic book. On September 21, 2009, the DDP site took down the subscription links for the 5 and 6 bundled issues. Ratkeeper received a note today that there has been an incredible response to Jericho, and that DDP feels it is due, in large part, to the Fans efforts to spread the word about the comic. DDP has said they are building a new platform to handle the increased volume.

We know that on September 21, 2009, it was announced that Jon Turteltaub's Junction Entertainment signed a two-year overall deal extension at CBS Television Studios to develop series for the Eye.

Why we feel that Jericho is still very much alive is simple, money. Right now in this economy, why is CBS investing money and time in producing a comic book, when most of the networks are producing reality shows which are very cheap to make and produce good returns on investment.
Think about your own situations out there both personally and professionally. Everyone is cutting back, businesses are laying off people, many of us are now paying cash for items, and are doing without non-essential items.

No one is going to invest money and time into just a comic book, especially during the worst economic downturn since WWII, unless there is something else tied to the comic book such as a movie or continuation of the show.

We have been doing Google Searches the past month to see where people are talking about Jericho and the comic book. Surprisingly we continue to see new forums with fresh threads and discussion about Jericho and Season 3 the comic. Many think it is coming back direct to CBS on television and not as a comic book.

We need to continue to drive towards the finish line by continuing to get the word out as we have been doing since Operation Comic Book was launched (check out thread at UHD Board).

We also need to send a postcard or letter each to CBS and Epix just to let them know we are still here you can check out addresses at Operation Phoenix thread at UHD Board as well.

Keep the Faith

Jerciho on SyFy - November 13th

From KrzyKitty:

Jericho is on the daytime rotation (8am - 4 pm ET) on November 13th. Please watch and stop by the SyFy Jericho forum and post a thank you to SyFy.

Jericho SyFy Forum: Link

Jericho Halloween Murder Mystery

California Ranger Event

It's been 13 months since the September attacks. Life in Jericho is rough and it has been hard to keep spirits up. The little news we receive says civil war is approaching. Major Beck, his men and the rangers have been fortifying the town. Sentry duty is a now a shared responsibility in which all able body citizens participate.

As another Halloween draws near, Gail Green has decided to host a Halloween Party at the Jericho Lodge. Everyone is excited to have a reason to celebrate and costume planning has become the talk of the town.

The day before the party, the town is stunned to find that Old Man Oliver has died a heinous death under the most bizarre circumstances. All sorts of odd clues are showing up and we really need Jake and Hawkins back to figure this out.

Come join us at the Jericho Lodge as we uncover the hints needed to solve the murder!

Date: Sunday,November 1st
Time: 1 p.m. -- 7 p.m.
Location: Jericho Lodge (San Francisco East Bay)
Dress: Costumes encouraged, but not required

This is not the typical murder mystery, in which you need to play a character. Instead you will be trying to aquire hint cards and you solve the mystery by collecting the hints.

Old Man Oliver led a very interesting life and his knowledge about survival and post-apocalyptic life was equal to Hawkins. Alas, Oliver was too phobic, about alien invasions, to help Jericho in it's time of need. As we delve into Oliver's past, you will learn a little of what he did and see how broad his knowledge base was. You in turn will take that knowledge and apply it to acquire the hint cards you will need to solve the mystery of Oliver's murder

Some of the hints and sub-plots will be sent out in advance, so please sign up for the special mailing list for the party. You can sign up by e-mailing gwen@jericho-kansas.com and say you want to sign up for the Halloween party mailing list.

Outside Jericho

Cast and Crew News - Relationship to Jericho listed in bold font.

Jericho Birthdays for October 4-10 thanks to Mud62 for the list!
Matthew Taylor (Stunts) - 10/07
Todd Bryan (Stunts) - 10/08
Erin Daniels (Maggie) - 10/09
Reggie Lougue (Transportation) - 10/10

Carol Barbee (Executive Producer, Jericho) had two series on the fall schedule:
A Beautiful Life (CW) was canceled.
Three Rivers(CBS) premiers on Sunday, 10/4 at 9 p.m. Eastern: Link

From KrzyKitty's Spook News:
Lennie James' (Hawkins, Jericho) mini-series The Prisoner premiers on AMC on November 15th: http://tiny.cc/RrE98

Lennie James (Hawkins, Jericho), guest stars as Dr. Timothy Maguire, a cardiologist on Three Rivers (CBS) on Sunday, October 18th: Link