Monday, June 28, 2010

Operation Phoenix Update

June 25, 2010

Hello Fellow Rangers,

Comic Con is slated to start on July 21, 2010 in San Diego. We feel that some type of announcement may be made at Comic Con and that the delay in the comic is directly related to that announcement.

Right after Wondercon, Sam at DDP let us know that there was a delay with the comic that was related to something at CBS and that there would be a pres release. We have been waiting for a press release since April.

Ratkeeper found this link during a google search:

There was this statement in the article: "An official with knowledge of the division's development slate said CBS Films will have a number of upcoming development, casting and release announcements to make in the coming weeks."

Is this the CBS press release that DDP said we are waiting for?

After weeks of sending emails to DDP and the producers with no response, a link showed up on the Save Jericho Facebook Page from tfaw, which contained dates for the release of issues 4 -- 6:

Issue #4: July 7th
Issue #5: July 28th
Issue #6 August 25th

On June 9, 2010, DDP sent out their newsletter with a statement regarding the delay which included the following:


We must offer a huge apology to all of the Jericho fans who are still waiting on issue #4 of the series to hit the stands. The book is still delayed, and as much as it kills us that's all we can say right now.

We can say that issue 4 is drawn, colored, etc. and issue 5 is well in progress, and the whole series has been written, and unless the Mayans were off by a couple of years the book WILL be out soon.

Again, we're sorry that's all we can say at this time. For now, if you haven't checked out the series yet (6 issues in total), you can read them via iTunes or the new comiXology desktop reader, or buy hard copies online and at your local comic shop.

All of these clues taken together seem to support that we will get some type of news in 4 weeks at Comic Con.

Stay the Course and Keep the Faith,

Redsox 1986

Where to Buy the Jericho Comic

Devil's Due Webstore: Link

iTunes Jericho Application (for iphone/ipad): Link

comiXology Desktop Reader: Link
This is in beta, the log in feature and the payment feature are still being worked on. If you go to the comiXology home page you can create an account.

Your Local Comic Shop: Link
If they don't have it on display, ask them to order it for you.

Tentative release date of issue #4, per is July 7th.


Epix has said they are interested in bringing Jericho back, so we need to let Epix know how many Jericho fans want the show back!

Epix (pronounced "epics") is a new cable TV network that is operated by Studio 3 Partners, a joint venture between Viacom (specifically its subdivision Paramount Pictures), MGM, and Lionsgate. Epix will carry films from Paramount, MGM, Lionsgate, Roadside Attractions, and Samuel Goldwyn; as well as original programing.

Contact Epix via:
Mr. Mark Greenberg
President and CEO
Epix, a Viacom Company
1515 Broadway
New York, NY 10036

Epix has been added to the channel line-up of these carriers:

•Verizon FIOS
•Cox Cable
•Dish - is adding a second Epix channel

Weekly On-Line 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. Sorry for the confusion about last week - this week we will watch The Pilot with commentary from Jon Turteltaub and Carol Barbee.

In-Person Ranger Activities and Events

Western State Jericho Fan Tables
ComicCon, July 21-25, San Diego, CA - Sold Out

If you are attending Comic Con and wish to help with the Jericho Fan Table, please contact Gwen:

If you are interested in attending and you have NOT gotten a ticket, then after June 21st Comic Con holds an auction for the tickets that have been turned in for refunds. Keep checking auction link for details:

List of TV Shows having panels at Comic Con (initial list):

The Comic Con schedule should be finalized by July 7th

California Jericho Rangers
August 21st Demo & Picnic
Arlington Park in El Cerrito
Noon until 7 p.m., BBQ starts at 2 p.m
Without regular J & R supplies, the Jericho residents need to learn to reuse materials. Our demonstration will be about the manipulation and reuse of nonferrous metal. We will be making forks from copper wire.

Join us and meet your fellow rangers, discuss the comic and any developments from Comic Con as well as enjoy the BBQ (chicken, hamburgers and hot dogs). Optional - Bring a dish to share.

October 16-18
Ranger Rendezvous
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 .

Outside Jericho

Jericho Birthdays by Mud62
Libby West, Woman 6/28

Cast Announcements
Message from D.B. Sweeney, via DCM1987, on June 23, 2010:
Thanks & Watch for "Two Tickets to Paradise" 9/14 DVD from Paramount. I wrote, produced, directed. I promise you will like it! Please spread the word!

Kitty's News Corner and TV Reminders
Aasif Mandvi (Dr. Kenchy Dhuwalia) talks about his acting experiences...: Link

DB Sweeney (John Goetz) presented the Vezina Trophy during the 2010 NHL Awards at the Palms Casino Resort on June 23 in Las Vegas Nevada: Link

Nice recap of "Two Tickets to Paradise" DB Sweeney (John Goetz) coming to DVD September 14: Link

Nice blog about "Haven" Emily Rose (Trish Merrick) airing July 9: Link

Esai Morales (Maj Beck) talks about educational issues - some insights to his childhood =0) &"Caprica": Link

Nice review of "A-Team" Gerald McRaney (Johnston Green) along with some other "remake" movies: Link

James Remar (Jonah Prowse) talks about "Dexter" season 5.....: Link

Nice trailer for "Red" James Remar (Jonah Prowse).... It looks good! =0): Link

"Human Target" Jon Steinberg (Executive Producer) season 1 available on DVD September 21: Link

Some pictures of Lennie James (Robert Hawkins) from "Hung" (HBO) premiering June 27th: Link

Nice article about "Law & Order: Los Angeles"... Skeet Ulrich (Jake Green) mentioned, possible casting?: Link

TV/Movie Reminders:
Carol Barbee (Executive Producer) "Three Rivers"

Lennie James (Robert Hawkins) "Hung" (HBO) starts June 27

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

Emily Rose (Trish Merrick) "Haven" starts July 9

Movies coming out:
Aasif Mandvi (Dr. Kenchy Dhuwalia) "The Last Airbender" July 1
Jon Turteltaub (Executive Producer) "The Sorcerer's Apprentice" July 16
Gerald McRaney (Johnston Green) "Get Low" July 30 *limited release*