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bloodshotValiant’s Best-Selling Superhero Series Springs to Life with Motion, Animation, and More

LOS ANGELES – Visionbooks is proud to announce the FREE release of BLOODSHOT #1 – the debut issue of Valiant’s best-selling, critically acclaimed series from writer Duane Swierczynski (Birds of Prey) with fan favorite artists Manuel Garcia (Black Widow) & Arturo Lozzi (Immortal Weapons) – available now in the Visionbooks app!

Every mission is a suicide mission… Brought back from the dead and infused with cutting-edge nanotechnology, Bloodshot is the shade of gray that freedom requires. The perfect confluence of military necessity and cutting-edge technology. A walking WikiLeaks. A reservoir of dirty secrets that could set the world on fire. And he’s just been captured. Start at the beginning and see the adventures of Valiant’s most dangerous man-at-arms in a whole dimension as Visionbooks transforms BLOODSHOT’s action-packed first adventure!

Visionbooks revolutionizes comic book reading by transforming two-dimensional comic books into a digital animation experience. By combining traditional comics with cutting-edge technology, Visionbooks creates dimensional action like explosions, smoke, weather, character conflicts and action, all within static comic panels. Immerse yourself in the unrelenting action of Bloodshot through the innovative Visionbooks platform.

Praise for Valiant’s BLOODSHOT:
“A damn fine read… Bombastic and ballsy.”- Ain’t It Cool News
“Fires on all cylinders… Tons of intensity, intrigue and mystery…” – Bloody Disgusting
“The best action comic on the stands.” – Comic Book Resources
“One of the most entertaining books on the shelves right now.”- Comic Vine
“It’s spectacular stuff.” – IGN
For more information visit: http://www.visionbooks.co
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About Visionbooks: Visionbooks is a division of Visionborne Inc. Founded in 2012, Visionborne created a ground breaking technology that turns static editorial content into enriched, vibrant and skillfully animated format. Visionbooks believes in the universal language of comics and strive to provide artists and writers the best, most innovative means of getting their message across to others. Prior to launching Visionbooks, Francesco Scrufari and Simone Offredo, founded Ulixe, a well-recognized European provider of web-based services and international solutions for the banking and industrial sectors.

About Valiant Entertainment: Valiant is a leading character-based entertainment company with a library of over 2,000 characters, including X-O Manowar, Bloodshot, Shadowman, Eternal Warrior, and many more. Established in 1989, Valiant has sold over 80 million comic books, and today its characters continue to be forged in publishing, licensing, film, video games, and beyond. Since its summer 2012 relaunch, Valiant has returned to the fore as one of the most highly regarded publishers in comics, winning a 2012 Diamond Gem Award for Comic Book Publisher of the Year. Visit them online at ValiantUniverse.com.

pocketgod22Pocket God Issue 22 Live at the App Store

SAN FRANCISCO –Ape Entertainment and Bolt Creative announced that Pocket God Comics issue No. 22 is now available on the App Store for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. In part two of five “The Pygmies Strike Back,” the tribes split up on separate missions, everyone is on edge and tempers flare! Klak doesn’t agree with Klik’s plan of action, but gets taken along on the trip anyway!  And with Booga and Kinsee on the same team, will the unknown dangers get him before she does? Both groups face danger around every corner.  Nooby’s magic compass leads Ooga’s group into trouble one way, as Klik’s dreams lead the other team into trouble in a different direction.
Oh, and more cat constructs!  Because those are always fun!  It’s a terrible time for a tribe divided!
If only someone would come to their aid…if only…
The Pocket God Comic App is updated frequently with all kinds of FREE extras such as The Pygmy Peril newsletter (which includes free Little Green Men comic short stories), and an EXCLUSIVE re-mastered version of the first PocketGod animated short!
And don’t forget that PYGMY PERIL #28 is available right NOW!  And if you have already downloaded the App itself, then every issue of PYGMY PERIL is absolutely FREE!  This issue of the ‘Peril is packed to the gills with the usual whacked-out Fan-Art, and a double helping of freaked-out Fan-Mail!
And of course it closes out with some comics of the LITTLE GREEN MEN!
[Pocket God © 2012 BOLT Creative Inc. Pocket God, Pygmy Peril, and all related characters are © BOLT Creative Inc.    Little Green Men and related characters are © 2012 APE Entertainment LLC.]
Pricing and Availability:


The Pocket God Comics App is available for $.99 USD from the App Store on iPad, iPhone and iPod touch or at www.itunes.com/appstore. For more information, please visit http://www.ApeComics.com or www.boltcreative.com.

About Bolt Creative


Bolt Creative is a San Francisco-based developer and publisher of original games, including the hit iOS phenomenon Pocket God, ranked by Apple as the #9 Top Paid App of All Time. Since its 2009 launch, Pocket God has mushroomed into a full franchise with the original game hitting multiple online and mobile platforms, Pocket God: Journey to Uranus bringing players and pygmies into outer space, and Pocket God: The Runs hitting iOS in the spring of 2012. The digital Pocket God Comics series has become one of the most successful digital comic series available and continuously outperforms megabrands. Fans can also purchase Pocket God merchandise such as figurines, apparel, and plush. Bolt Creative’s goal is to develop games that crack them up and entertain players for countless hours. For more information, please visitwww.boltcreative.com.

About Ape Entertainment


Founded in 2003, Ape Entertainment is the brainchild of lifelong comic book devotees David Hedgecock, and Brent E. Erwin.  Ape Entertainment is the comic book home to innovative new titles as LITTLE GREEN MEN, SCOUTS, and HEROIC.  Ape is also the North American publisher for licensed properties SHREK, THE PENGUINS OF MADAGASCAR, KUNG FU PANDA, RICHIE RICH, CASPER, STRAWBERRY SHORTCAKE, and CUT THE ROPE.
Visit Ape Entertainment online at http://www.ApeComics.com.

About iVerse Media, LLC


iVerse Media(http://www.iversemedia.com)is a digital content distributor focused on the world of comics and popular culture. Founded in 2008, the company was one of the first to launch digital comics on Apple’s iOS platform. As of Oct 2011 over 5 Million products in the iOS App Store have been downloaded that are powered by iVerse, making the “iVerse Engine” one of the most popular and widely used platforms for reading digital comics in the world. The company is principally located in Waco, TX. For more information on iVerse Media, please visit: http://comicspl.us

There is a market out there with a chance for you to make some money, too. It’s called Mobile App Development. App is short for applications.  Currently, Microsoft is offering $100 dollars to anyone that uploads a completed Windows Phone 8 app to their store. This, in addition to the profit you make off of sales of your video game or app.

You can make money from the privacy of your home or a local library or coffee shop with internet access. Next, you’ll need to install the free software that Microsoft provides to get you started with development.

With some patience and time, you can develop an app on your own or with a team. There are so many resources available to get you started in an emerging app market like Windows Phone 8. The Apple and Android stores are saturated. Many are turning to graphical user interfaces (GUI) to get started. It’s no longer like the days of grueling to learn or understand a programming language. There are friendly user interfaces that guide you through getting projects done while you learn some programming.

There are successful app publishers that have not even reached the age of 18. It is just a matter of sitting down and putting the time in, but the payoff could be big. Why waste time watching television or linger on social networks when you could be doing something to bring some extra cash in or just for the good feel of accomplishing something? Be inspiring to those around you, particularly the young people who need to find a way to empower themselves with technology learning. They can learn to do things or work toward things that set them up as entrepreneurs and not always thinking of working for someone else. Instead, they can be the ones that create the next generation of companies that employ their community.