Exclusive cover and interview with series creator Steve Purcell
HOUSTON, April 14, 2008—The May 2008 issue of PiQ covers the acclaimed Sam & Max franchise, including the new wave of video games, the recently-released edition of Surfin’ the Highway and the long-awaited debut of the animated television series on DVD. Look for exclusive cover artwork created by Telltale Games, as well as an in-depth interview with series creator and Pixar artist Steve Purcell discussing all the finer points of the series.
PiQ also looks at Paramount’s comic-to-film venture Iron Man, anime releases Lucky Star and Vexille, the stateside debuts of Asian films Nana and CJ7, the BBC sci-fi hit Torchwood, and new game releases Disgaea 3 and Persona 3 FES. Also featured are discussions with Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim of Adult Swim’s Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job! and writer Todd Dezago on The Perhapanauts from Image Comics.
In LIST, PiQ reviews some of the most notable releases for May, including 5 Centimeters per Second, The World Ends With You, Haruka, Dororo, CLAMP Double Feature, Batman: Death Mask and Wild Arms XF.
Leading PiQ’s MONITOR section is a look at the evolution of the modern action movie and its effects on the industry and audiences alike, ranging from the seedy mayhem of Road House and The Last Boy Scout to the current CGI spectacle of The Matrix and Spider-Man. MONITOR also includes an overview of Chinese gaming and game development, briefs on manga, gadgets, musical acts, critical reappraisals of well-known films, as well as a variety of columnists’ perspectives focused on game design, Asian culture, model making and more.
As a bonus for manga fans, PiQ, Issue 2 includes two exclusive excerpts from CMX Manga’s new releases Batman: Death Mask and Steel Fist Riku, presented in authentic right-to-left orientation.
PiQ, Issue 2 is available April 14, 2008.
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