Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Dark Horse Week Continues On...

...this time with "Scott Allie Cam!" That's right, Scott Allie is at the TFAW Firefly/Serenity signing, screening and panel  right now and he's sharing with us live pics from his POV at the event. It's like you're there! Except Zack Whedon and Chris Samnee are not actually sitting next to you on your sofa right now. And you're not in Portland's Hollywood Theater. But look! Pics!

"Zack introducing "Objects in Space" at Hollywood Theatre, Portland. Chris's head in foreground."
- Scott Allie Cam

 "Eli, Zack, and Chris between episodes."
- Scott Allie Cam 

 "Zack & Chris at Q&A." 
- Scott Allie Cam

"Trying to do the Skype thing with Browncoats worldwide. It does not work. My lack of faith in tech is again validated. "
- Scott Allie Cam

"Tweeting before the signing."
- Scott Allie Cam

 "Comic shop chaos."
- Scott Allie Cam 

"Beer at a comic shop."
- Scott Allie Cam

"Fruity Oaty Bars and other Firefly cuisine courtesy of @elisabethf"
- Scott Allie Cam

"Signing, and, I think, Chris being asked for money by the homeless guy who came in to eat. Seriously."
- Scott Allie Cam

 "Zack signs a Fruity Oaty Bar for Witchdoctor writer Brandon Seifert."
- Scott Allie Cam

"Sierra was unable to attend and SORELY MISSED!!!!!"
-Scott Allie

"Event over , at the Moon & Sixpence."
-Scott Allie

That's all! This event was sponsored by TfAW, Dark Horse, Bridgetown, Excalibur, and PDX Browncoats! They also helped the Oregon Food Bank as cost of admission was a canned or nonperishable food item.

Thanks for bringing us behind the scenes, Scott!

Hellboy, Hack/Slash and Haikus!!

Devastation.  It's the word Scott Allie used to describe Buffy #39 which comes out this Thursday (damn you, Thanksgiving).  Join us as we continue sweating it out with a week dedicated to Bad Horse's brother from another mother: Dark Horse.  First up, we talk with Super Scott Allie about two projects that are near and dear to his editorial heart:  B.P.R.D. The Dead Remembered, a 3 issue story focusing on Hellboy's Liz Sherman, and "Campfire Stories", a short story which is part of Hack/Slash's Trailer's series.

Also, do you like free stuff?  Well, we're giving away a free copy of Hack/Slash Trailers Part 2 signed by Scott Allie plus a host of Buffyfest goodies to anyone who can create an amazing Dark Horse inspired Haiku.  Here are the rules:
  1. Write a haiku about Scott Allie, Buffy Season 8...anything Dark Horse related at all.  Your haiku should be in the form of 17 syllables broken into three lines of five, seven, and five syllables.
  2. Post your haiku in the comments section along with what you’re basing it on.
  3. Submissions must be received by 1 week from today - Tuesday, Dec 7th - to be part of the contest.
Check out the winner from our previous Haiku contest and see if you have what it takes!  We now give you, Super Scott Allie:


Buffyfest: Hi Scott. Let's get started with your new Hellboy series. How did you and Mike Mignola come up with the idea of focusing on the character of Liz Sherman in the upcoming B.P.R.D.: The Dead Remembered?

Scott Allie: Short answer—I don't remember. We always talk about various ways to further explore the Hellboy world, and we kill way more ideas than we follow through on, by a huge margin. With this, we were doing the Abe stories, written by Mike, and then written by Mike and John Arcudi, where we explore Abe's early adventures as an agent. After all these years—the character was introduced in 1994, with the idea that his character had been active with the Bureau since the late seventies. But we only started doing stories set in his early years as an agent a few years ago, and to date there are just eight comics. We've done 1946 and 1947, which begin to touch on Hellboy's early years with the Bureau. But it struck me that Liz, brought in as a hazard to herself and the people around her, after her powers caused the deaths of her family and neighbors—her transition from that damaged girl, to a teen runaway, into a full-fledged agent must have been very different from the boys'. We talked about the emotional issues we'd explore there for her, and he felt like I had a good take on it. So then the question was what to do with a Liz story, and Mike and I both felt that we were getting too far from traditional horror stories, so the idea was to do that. I get to return to my hometown once more, and deal with the local lore a bit.

Buffyfest: What intrigues you about the character in general? 

SA: The main thing is honestly that Mike has never written her the way female comics characters are written—even the good ones. The fact that she's a woman is entirely incidental. A romance between Hellboy and Liz would have never occurred to Mike. I love that about her. So what particularly interested me about that was how to do that with a teenaged girl. And I can't deny that a big part of what interested me was her similarities and huge differences from Buffy. A young super-powered girl, but one whose abilities are clearly a curse and a burden. And Liz Sherman never would have been a cheerleader.

Buffyfest: Did it bother you when the movies made Liz and Hellboy a couple or were you expecting the romance angle for a main stream movie? 

SA: No, I think adaptations have to do something different with the material. I just watched episode 5 of Walking Dead, and I love the CDC thing. The movie Hellboy is different from the one I work on, but it helped sell a lot of the ones I work on.

Buffyfest: What about the character of Hellboy? What do you love about him? 

SA: Everything. I love the Byronic aspects of him, the noble monster, and I love that in Hellboy there is no self-consciousness, something Byron and the gothic writers never could have gotten their heads around. I love how he can take the piss out of any situation. If people are gettin' too high falutin, he'll bring it all down to earth, if things are getting tense, he'll crack wise. Cracking wise is not unique among superheroes, and I know Mike learned it from Stan, but the combination of how he does it and to whom he does it is unique.

Buffyfest: Can you give us a little bit about the plot of the upcoming 3 issue story? 

SA: Yeah. The name of the book is B.P.R.D.: The Dead Remembered. Liz and Broom—the foster father to Hellboy and to a lesser extent her and even Abe—takes her on what seems like a simple mission to New England, where a priest is suffering a haunting. It involves a woman accused of witchcraft and murdered by a lynch mob, and Liz's own feelings of being judged unfairly. Hellboy's in the first issue for a bit, but mostly it's Liz and Broom.

Buffyfest: For those who never picked up a Hellboy comic, what would a new reader need to know in order to jump into the story right now?

SA: Not much. Someone totally unfamiliar will wonder who this big red guy talking to this little girl is, but again, Hellboy's not in it for that long. Beyond that, there's a note on the inside cover setting up briefly who Liz is, why she's with the Bureau for Paranormal Research and Defense—and if the name of the organization doesn't tell you what it is, I don't know what to tell you.

Buffyfest: Let's shift over to the art for a minute. Why did Karl Moline and Jo Chen seem like a good fit for this title?

SA: I love Karl's storytelling, and the thing I'm most frustrated with when I write is when an artist can't pull off the character stuff. That's what was so great working on Buffy #37-39. Georges was great. And Karl does really nice character stuff, and he's great with making young girls both cute and heroic and strong, which is what I wanted for Liz. And there's a teenage boy in this that I knew Karl would do right. And the way it worked, if I remember, is that we were looking for something for Karl to do, and I loved his Liz one-shot for War on Frogs a couple years ago. So this came up and the schedule worked. With Jo, similar thing. Who does characters like this better? Mike's been coveting her work on Buffy. And with Buffy winding up, I wanted to keep working with her, so we segued her right into this off the end of Season 8.

Buffyfest: Is there any Buffy character you would compare Hellboy to?

SA: Hmmm. No. Hellboy hides his emotions. Does anyone in Buffy do that? Doesn't everyone wear their hearts on their sleeves? Can I compare him to Mal?

Buffyfest: Yes, please do!

SA: Oh, sorry, I don't really have anything to say on that, but I think there's something there. Still waters that run deep, real working-class approach to what they do. But Mal's emotions are more complex and repressed, whereas Hellboy's are a lot more simple, not a lot of turmoil in there.


Buffyfest: The Vampy Cats earn a mention in your Hack/Slash short "Campfire Stories".  Why were they the Season 8 monster you chose to mention?

Scott Allie: The way it worked is that I was writing the story, and I needed a cheap, quick way to link the Big Bird stuffed animal to the girl. Matching T shirts jumped into my head, and then I thought, "We need an adorable icon to link them." I literally started making up my own Hello Kitty sort of thing, and then a light bulb went off over my head.

Buffyfest: If you could write a Buffy/Cassie crossover story, what would it be about and how do you think these two Last Girls would react to one another?

SA: Buffy would laugh at her. She'd start respecting Faith's fashion choices. She would insist Cassie change her clothes. I don't know. I think such a story would be so postmodern it would throw itself on its stake. I was initially attracted to Hack/Slash by some awesome covers by Joe Quinones and Ross Campbell. But then I was put off by the T&A and gore. Then my girlfriend introduced me to Tim, the creator of the characters, and we hit it off, so I started reading. And I realized Hack/Slash is what I love best in B-movies—a bold and simple original idea executed with conviction, insight, and heart—above all else, heart. That's what made Buffy Season 1 rise to the top the way it did. Tim loves these characters. But he loves them within the confines of a genre that often aims at the lowest common denominator, and Tim does not flinch in going for it. Buffy comes out of a similar tradition, but drifts far, far from it. Joss does not write a lot of love letters to the horror genre. He does his own thing. And he'd have to deconstruct Cassie—or someone would—for these two to make sense in the same room.

Buffyfest: You reference a number of popular horror tropes in your story.  What are your favorites?

SA: None of the ones I touch in the story. My friendship with Tim got me to give slasher stuff a second look, which has led me down a long dark path that included a recent Saw marathon climaxing with me and a couple friends ALONE in a Portland theatre watching Saw 3D. I was a heavy-duty horror geek in the 1980s, but I never saw another one of those movies after Halloween III and Friday the 13th Part 3. I never saw any of the Chucky movies, or even Nightmare on Elm St. But in the last couple years I've gone back to watch a bunch of it. And most of it was really  worth missing. A couple things were interesting. Sleepaway Camp [shudder]. But most of it I was glad I'd missed first time around. The tropes that I was referencing in Hack/Slash were more to do with campfire lore than film. When I was a kid at Camp Rotary in Boxford, Mass, we had very vivid stories, and to a ten-year-old they seemed both true and unique. We had the haunted cabin, the hatchet man, and the giant snapping turtle in the lake. I imagine every camp had similar stories—really similar stories. And they were a lot more interesting to me as a kid thinking that they were unique to my experience, rather than simply being Hollywood cliches. Oh, further to that point, on the first page of "Campfire Stories," I reference some Lovecraftian stuff. That's hometown shit to me too. See, Tim had already brought Lovecraft into Hack/Slash, and he'd done it in a really interesting way—a mashup with Archie Comics. See, Riverdale, the town in Archie, is based on Haverhill, a town near where I grew up, just on the other side of Boxford. Haverhill is also just down the street from Salem, Mass., which Lovecraft called Arkham in his stories—and closer to Newburyport, which Lovecraft refers to by name quite a bit in his stories. So Tim saw a great geographical opportunity to mash Lovecraft and Archie. And Lovecraft, by the way, represents a whole bunch of horror tropes that are very close to my heart, and among my favorites. But in general, my favorites are occult horror, supernatural horror. What I'm doing in the Liz series. 

Buffyfest: Steve Niles, Scottie Young, and Robert Kirkman have all gotten the chop in the Hack/Slash story "Comic Book Carnage".  Is Scott Allie next? 

SA: Tim told me he has an idea if he does another one of those. We shall see.

Buffyfest: Who would kill you and what kind of slasher would you be if you came back from the dead?

SA: Horny teenagers, I assume, whichever ones I stumbled across.

B.P.R.D.: The Dead Remembered #1 will be on shelves 4/6/11. Hack/Slash Trailers Pt. 2 featuring a short by Scott Allie is in stores now.

Monday, November 29, 2010

Get Ready For...Dark Horse Week!

Do not adjust your monitors or web enabled phones! Buffyfest has gone "Dark Horse" in celebration and anticipation of this week's upcoming events.

As you may know, Buffy's much ballyhooed issue #39 comes out on Thursday and we have a BIG interview with Dark Horse editor Super Scott Allie in the can, which should quell at least some of your burning questions. We'll also be catching up with Scott about his upcoming Hellboy mini and his contribution to Hack/Slash Trailers Pt 2. To sweeten the deal even further, we'll be hosting a Hellboy-themed contest tomorrow. And to top all of it off with a cherry, we'll have some super-secret, crazy-exclusive Buffy extras towards the end of the week.

In light of all the fun, we have dubbed this "Dark Horse Week". Get ready! And be afraid...be very afraid.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Even more Tischman-ey goodness!

Whether you missed last night's shindig or not, here is another chance to catch up and even meet "The Tisch" tonight in New York City:

"David Tischman (American Century, Cable), the current writer of the ongoing True Blood comic from IDW, will be signing at our Manhattan Location, Wednesday, November 24 from 6:00pm to 7:30pm!

Exclusively at Jim Hanley's Universe in New York City, where fans and creators meet!"

Jim Hanley's Universe is located at:
4 West 33rd St.,
New York, New York
(opposite The Empire State Building)
(212) 268-7088

The 'OG Buffy' Kristy Swanson speaks about this mess!

Now we're talking. Everyone knows how I die for Original Gangsta a.k.a Buffy 1.0 aka Kristy Swanson's Buffy. It didn't make Joss happy (nor should it have) but it is an entertaining mess and has Paul Ruebens, so there. It seems that enough hoopla has surrounded this Whedonless Buffy movie over the past few days that Swanson has finally come out of the woodwork, stating that she'd like to dust off the ole' stake and be involved in the Nuffy reboot (TM The One True B!x).

Swanson tells Entertainment Weekly:
“Let Buffy live. Why not?”

If they wanted me to be a part of it, I think that would be fantastic and that it would be a blast,”

“There are die-hard Joss Whedon fans who absolutely love him to death, and rightly so. He’s a brilliant man, no doubt,” she says. “I love everything Buffy . I don’t care who’s doing it.”

Read the full article at EW.com. Luke Perry, has no comment. I think he's still reeling from this.

How do I feel about this, you, irritated reader ask? Not great. But as much as we all abhor the idea of going Whedonless on Buffy, making, say, a sequel to the 1992 cult classic would almost seem like an admission of guilt and there would be a clear, purposeful separation from our DVDs. It's still money-hungry and a slap in our faces, but it's definitely a softer blow. Now don't get me wrong, it can't be some "The Next Karate Kid" style "The Next Slayer" with mama Kristy Swanson doing a 2-bit cameo, coming in to pass the torch. In my Original Buffy sequel we'd see what happened to that Buffy. How many apocalypse did she face? Did she get a new watcher after Merrick's death? Would she die at the end? Then again, that also would need Joss Whedon to be good. Ugh, the WB just doesn't know this fandom at all, does it...

Just watch a young Joss Whedon's disgusted reaction at the Original Buffy wrap party, stating what we already know:

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

IDW's 'Angel' writer David Tischman TONIGHT - Comic Book Club

 I have been wanting to publish this fabulous photo of The Tisch for some time. Go see the man in person tonight at the People's Improv Theater! Deets below:

When: Tonight - Tuesday, November 23
8:00pm - 9:00pm
Location: People's Improv Theater
154 West 29th Street
New York, NY
Created By
Comic Book Club

With guests David Tischman (Angel, True Blood) and Jacob Brown!

You could win a $25 Gift card to midtown comics


Tickets: $5
Online: ThePIT-NYC.com
Phone: 1-800-838-3006
Questions? 212-563-7488

The show is sponsored in part by Midtown Comics

Go to the Facebook page here.

Monday, November 22, 2010

Wait, Whedonless what now?

Don't ask what we were doing all day, but I'll tell you now that a dark development was revealed in the subject of the long rumored Whedonless Buffy movie.

I'm still calling bullshit on this whole thing, but since Joss himself commented today, let's play the game: Warner Brothers is apparently officially moving forward on a new feature film of the Whedonless Buffy the Vampire Slayer, having secured the rights from KuzuiFail and others. Here's the official press release:

LOS ANGELES, NOVEMBER 11, 2010 – Atlas Entertainment announced today it is rebooting the beloved franchise, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, with Warner Bros. Pictures. Atlas' Charles Roven and Steve Alexander will produce the feature film alongside Doug Davison and Roy Lee of Vertigo Entertainment (The Ring, How to Train Your Dragon, The Departed). Whit Anderson is writing the script.

Warner Bros. Pictures optioned the rights from creators Fran and Kaz Kuzui, and from Sandollar Productions (Sandy Gallin and Dolly Parton), for Atlas and Vertigo to produce. Buffy the Vampire Slayer first appeared as a film in 1992, subsequently becoming a cult hit and spawning the wildly popular television series starring Sarah Michelle Gellar and David Boreanaz, among many others.

"Whit approached us with an exciting idea about how to update Buffy," said Roven. "There is an active fan base eagerly awaiting this character's return to the big screen. We're thrilled to team up with Doug and Roy on a re-imagining of Buffy and the world she inhabits. Details of the film are being kept under wraps, but I can say while this is not your high school Buffy, she'll be just as witty, tough, and sexy as we all remember her to be."

The biggest question there is, did YOU know that Dolly Parton had rights into the Buffy franchise? I KNOW! Neither did we. You learn something new every day....

Anyway, here is El Jefe's response, via an e-mail sent to E! Online:

"This is a sad, sad reflection on our times, when people must feed off the carcasses of beloved stories from their youths — just because they can’t think of an original idea of their own, like I did with my Avengers idea that I made up myself.

Obviously I have strong, mixed emotions about something like this. My first reaction upon hearing who was writing it was, “Whit Stillman AND Wes Anderson? This is gonna be the most sardonically adorable movie EVER.” Apparently I was misinformed. Then I thought, “I’ll make a mint! This is worth more than all my Toy Story residuals combined!” Apparently I am seldom informed of anything. And possibly a little slow. But seriously, are vampires even popular any more?

I always hoped that Buffy would live on even after my death. But, you know, AFTER. I don't love the idea of my creation in other hands, but I'm also well aware that many more hands than mine went into making that show what it was. And there is no legal grounds for doing anything other than sighing audibly. I can't wish people who are passionate about my little myth ill. I can, however, take this time to announce that I'm making a Batman movie. Because there's a franchise that truly needs updating. So look for The Dark Knight Rises Way Earlier Than That Other One And Also More Cheaply And In Toronto, rebooting into a theater near you.

Leave me to my pain! Sincerely, Joss Whedon."

For more, check out the Los Angles Times Blog.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Happy Birthday Weekend, Tara!

 It might be a little belated, 
but I hope this poem we've created
shows you forever more
that our love and wishes are unconditionally pure!

 Happy Birthday!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Angel #39: Exclusive Preview

By: Mariah Huehner, David Tischman, Bill WIlliams, Elena Casagrande, Jenny Frison

'The Wolf, the Ram, and the Heart, part 1'
Now that all the weirdness has been explained, Angel and company are looking to get back to what they do best. Except an old enemy with the letters W and H comes back, Angel gets transported, and a whole new can of demony worms is opened. Literally.

Release date: 17 November 2010
Price: $3.99

*Please note, previews are not final. Any errors will be corrected for the physical release.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Whedonverse Ornament Swap 2010 Lists have gone out!

By now, every participant in this year's swap should have their group recipient list! Please let us know if you didn't receive the email. Now get crreating on those ornaments and remember to ship out by Dec 1st (we recommend even earlier if you're outside of the US or shipping outside of the US, so that everyone gets the packages in time for the holidays). If you still have questions refer to the full details in the original post here or email us at buffyfest@aim.com. Happy swapping!

A big "thank you" to all the participants. Some of the fabulous crafters in the swap are affiliated with the following websites and blogs:


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and us!

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Illyria Extravaganza Day Three: The Review (SPOILERS)

The Preamble: Back when Mariah first took over as the lead editor for the Angel series at IDW, I asked her for one thing, just one.  I called dibs on an Illyria series.  But did she listen?  No.  She'd had designs on the blue one all her own and, since she's the editor and I'm, well, the guy who writes reviews about comics, she won out.  You win this round, Huehner, but you've not heard the last of… wait, what?  Oh, right.  Dark Horse. 

Hey, Scott Allie?  I'm a good writer and an even better ass kisser, do you think I could…. no?  Bugger.  Alright then.  On with the show.

The Review: Since this is a "night before the book is released" kind of thing, let's keep this short, sweet, and spoiler free…t (that was a bad rhyme, that).  So!  Illyria.  Really old, kinda blue, walks around wearing the face of a dead woman that a whole bunch of people really liked.  What's a sort of girl to do when she finally gets tired of punching things?  Why, she goes on a bit of a spirit quest to figure out her place in the world, of course.  And with this first issue we get the introduction to exactly that.

One of the goals here is to do something that hasn't ever been done properly before: get inside Illyria's head.  This is the one spot where Mariah and my opinion's differed a little.  This incarnation of Illyria is rather chatty, in the voice over department.  I imagine Illyria as being stoic and sparsely contemplative, even when she's at the proverbial crossroads.  But here she's teeming with things to say.  There are times when that works remarkably well but there are a few times it feels a bit forced.  That's my one quibble but, if truth be told, we've got some catching up to do on Illyria's identity and there's only four issues to do it in so I get the logic behind the decision.

In this first issue, Illyria seeks out two people for council: Angel and Spike.  One of the ways that this issue really excels is at capturing just how different Angel and Spike are in how they relate to the world.  Angel can be good at his own journey towards self discovery but he's complete rubbish at helping anyone else.  Spike, on the other hand, will be around for several issues because he actually knows how to be, you know, emotionally useful.  Both their characterizations are spot on.

The story construction for this issue is simple but effective: philosophical pondering bookended by ass kicking.  Sounds like exactly what you'd expect an Illyria story to be.  But it's more than that.  It's a real character piece, an in depth analysis of what makes her tick and it's very clear that whoever she was, whatever she is right now, is all about to change.  In all the quiet moments of this issue you can feel that we're teetering right at the edge of something massive.

More than anything, though, we should be talking about the art which is absolutely magnificent.  Elena's pencils and Ilaria's colors combine to make what, for my money, is the best looking book we've seen in the Angel franchise.  Not only is it absolutely gorgeous but it also fits perfectly with Illyria as a character and with this particular story.  I found myself just staring at individual panels and marveling at just how impressive they are.

When you get to the end of this issue, I think you're going to want to read it again.  You might even find yourself reading it not just twice, but thrice.  It's that good.  And there's a lot more to come, including a homage to Labyrinth, a number of brand new characters, and a return to the Deeper Well.

I give this issue four and three quarters Old One Sarcophagi out of five.

Stay tuned for tomorrow where we'll be previewing some more pencil art and sharing the interview we did with Mariah back at NYCC.

Monday, November 8, 2010

Illyria Extravaganza Day Two

We're continuing to roll out the exclusive (and not so much) previews for the upcoming Illyria series.  Today we've got a five page preview along with more pencil art and sketches.

And that's not all.  In addition we've got glimmers from what you'll be seeing in Illyria's future.  Including some things you've seen before and some you haven't!

 As promised, here is another panel from Illyria #1 which makes for a delightful desktop background:

Early review and more sketchy goodness tomorrow!

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Illyria Extravaganza Day One

This coming Wednesday, 10 November, sees the release of IDW's Illyria: Haunted #1 and what better day to begin celebrating our favorite blue lady(?) than Daylight Savings Time Day?  You know... because she used to be able to make time all wibbly.  The connection might be a little thin but HAPPY ILLYRIA DAY!  On this our dia numero uno de Illyria, we present some art progression.  A little penciling, a little coloring, a whole lot of awesome.  Click on any of the images to enlarge.


All images are from the first issue.  I'm leaving the dialogue out to keep you in a bit of suspense.  As a bonus, here's a little desktop background made from a single panel:

Tomorrow we'll show some more art from issues #2-4, some fun sketches, and another single panel which makes for a lovely background for any desktop.  Stay tuned!

As promised, here is day 2!

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Spike #2: Exclusive Preview Pages

Brian Lynch (w) Franco Urru (a & c)

Spike takes in all Las Vegas has to offer-the gambling, the women, and a hit new show called Cirque de No Slay. Yes, somebody's made a show about Spike's life, but they're rewriting history. Who's responsible? The answer to that isn't half as shocking as how Spike handles it. Get ready for the ultimate battle of Spike vs. Evil! *Retailers: See your order form for incentive information. Bullet points: ' From the fan-favorite Angel: After the Fall team of Lynch and Urru! ' Guest-starring Spike: Asylum's Tok, Beck, and Betta George! ' Still coming soon... Willow!

In stores 10 November 2010!

                                CLICK THE BELOW IMAGES TO ENLARGE

*Please note that these preview pages are not final images.  Edits will be made for the actual release.