New Ben 10 Graphic Novel Mecha Madness To Be Released November 2019

New Ben 10 Graphic Novel Mecha Madness To Be Released November 2019

New Ben 10 Graphic Novel Mecha Madness To Be Released November 2019

Today (28th March), comic book publisher – BOOM! Studios has announced a brand new Ben 10 graphic novel – Ben 10: Mecha Madness, the new graphic novel will be written by Rainbow Award-winning writer CB Lee with art by Lidan Chen.

Ben 10: Mecha Madness, Ben’s cousin Gwen discovers a mecha-suit left behind in disrepair by the steampunk villain Steam Smythe, she can’t help but fix it back into working condition and test it out. Ben disapproves of Gwen’s idea but her new suit might be their only chance of stopping Steam Smythe and his army of mecha-creatures from attacking innocent people as they hunt down their lost machine.

Ben 10: Mecha Madness is the third original Ben 10 graphic novel release from BOOM! Studios, following the recent release of Ben 10: The Truth is Out There (also from both CB Lee and Lidan Chen), as well as the upcoming release of Ben 10: For Science! (also written by CB Lee, with artwork by Mattia di Meo) in July 2019.

Ben 10: Mecha Madness is the latest release from BOOM! Studios’ award-winning KaBOOM! young readers imprint which includes popular licensed series from Cartoon Network such as Adventure Time, Steven Universe, Regular Show, Ben 10, and Over The Garden Wall.

Cartoon Network’s and Man of Action Entertainment’s Ben 10 (2016 reboot version) was recently greenlit for season four and is expected to premiere worldwide in 2020. The new season will follow Ben, his cousin Gwen and Grandpa Max on an international adventure with locations such as Italy, Japan and Mexico. Season four will continue to impress fans with new alien transformations, action-packed battles with villains and much more.

Print copies of Ben 10: Mecha Madness will be available for sale in November 2019 at comic book shops across the United States (use https://www.comicshoplocator.com/ to find your local comic book store), bookstores and also the BOOM! Studios webstore. Digital copies can be purchased from online services such as comiXology, iBooks, Google Play, and the BOOM! Studios app.

From The BOOM! Studios Press Release: BOOM! Studios and Cartoon Network Announce BEN 10™: MECHA MADNESS Original Graphic Novel: Full Steam Ahead in the Fight Between Monster and Machine in November 2019

BOOM! Studios today announced BEN 10™: MECHA MADNESS, the latest middle grade original graphic novel based on Cartoon Network’s global hit series, with Rainbow Award-winning writer CB Lee (Not Your Sidekick) and artist Lidan Chen (Ben 10™: The Truth is Out There) which will debut in stores November 2019. In this blast from the antique past, sprockets and gears go flying when Team Tennyson gets into fisticuffs with the antediluvian villain Steam Smythe.

Ben Tennyson isn’t your average 10-year-old…he’s also the wielder of the Omnitrix, an alien device that allows Ben to shift into ten different alien forms from around the galaxy. Together with his cousin Gwen and Grandpa Max, they protect the world from alien incursions.

In BEN 10™: MECHA MADNESS, when Ben’s cousin Gwen discovers a mecha-suit left behind in disrepair by the steampunk villain Steam Smythe, she can’t help but fix it back into working condition and test it out. While Ben may not approve, Gwen’s new suit might be their only chance of stopping the relentless Steam Smythe and his army of mecha-creatures from clashing with innocent civilians as they hunt down their lost machine.

CB Lee is a Lambda Literary Award-nominated writer of young adult science fiction and fantasy. Her works include the Sidekick Squad series (Duet Books), Ben 10™ (BOOM! Studios), and All Out (Harper Teen). CB loves to write about queer teens, magic, superheroes, and the power of friendship. When not nationally touring as an educator, writer and activist, CB lives in Los Angeles, where she can neither confirm nor deny being a superhero.

“I’m so excited to share this super fun story with readers! Giant robots, friendships and steampunk shenanigans abound in MECHA MADNESS!” said writer, CB Lee. “I loved working with BOOM! Studios and Lidan Chen on this adventure and can’t wait to share it with fans of all ages!”

Lidan Chen is an illustrator and comic book artist from China. She has worked for BOOM! Studios as the artist for the original graphic novel Ben 10™: The Truth is Out There. She is an acclaimed artist and merit award winner of the 2018 iJungle Awards, 2017 Red Dot Design Award for Illustration, and the 3×3 Illustration Annual No.14.

“I am excited to illustrate another Ben 10™ graphic novel, especially since both Ben and Gwen Tennyson play very important roles in this story.” said artist, Lidan Chen. “I love all the characters in Ben 10™ so I enjoy drawing them. And while drawing steampunk machines is a challenge for me, in the end, it’s totally a blast!”

This is the third original graphic novel release from the partnership between BOOM! Studios and Cartoon Network, following the recently released BEN 10™: THE TRUTH IS OUT THERE from CB Lee and Lidan Chen, as well as the upcoming debut of BEN 10™: FOR SCIENCE! from CB Lee and artist Mattia di Meo in July 2019.

“Fans can get ready for CB and Lidan to bring the monsters, the science, and the fun with MECHA MADNESS.” said Matthew Levine, Editor, BOOM! Studios. “Family has always been one of Ben’s best resources in Ben 10™, after the Omnitrix, of course, and this story is no different with Ben and Gwen working together to defeat the villain and save the day.”

BEN 10™: MECHA MADNESS is the latest release from BOOM! Studios’ award-winning KaBOOM! imprint, home to comics for middle grade and younger readers including licensed series such as Adventure Time, Steven Universe, Regular Show, Ben 10, and Over The Garden Wall, along with original series like Just Beyond: The Scare School by R.L. Stine and Kelly & Nichole Matthews, Hex Vet by Sam Davies, RuinWorld by Derek Laufman, and Pandora’s Legacy by Kara Leopard, Kelly & Nichole Matthews.

Cartoon Network’s Ben 10™ was recently greenlit for season four and is expected to premiere globally beginning 2020. The new season will follow Ben, his cousin Gwen and Grandpa Max on adventures to some of the world’s most popular destinations including Italy, Japan and Mexico. Season four will continue to empower its worldwide fanbase through new alien transformations, action-packed battles with villains and more. Ben 10™ is produced by Cartoon Network Studios and created and executive produced by Man of Action Entertainment.

Print copies of BEN 10™: MECHA MADNESS will be available for sale in November 2019 at local comic book shops (use comicshoplocator.com to find the nearest one), bookstores and the BOOM! Studios webstore. Digital copies can be purchased from content providers, including comiXology, iBooks, Google Play, and the BOOM! Studios app.

http://www.boom-studios.com/2019/03/28/boom-studios-and-cartoon-network-announce-ben-10-mecha-madness-original-graphic-novel/

Cartoon Network USA, EMEA And APAC Buys Broadcasting Rights To ZAG’s Power Players Animated Series

Cartoon Network USA, EMEA And APAC Buys Broadcasting Rights To ZAG's Power Players Animated Series

Cartoon Network USA, EMEA And APAC Buys Broadcasting Rights To ZAG’s Power Players Animated Series

Cartoon Network USA, EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa) and APAC (Asia-Pacific) has acquired the broadcasting rights to ZAG America’s upcoming animated series – Power Players. Power Players is a brand new action-comedy CGI-hybrid animated series that follows the adventures of a young boy named Axel who transforms into a living action figure. Axel teams up with other toy heroes and goes on little big adventures. Power Players was developed by ZAG America’s owner and founder – Jeremy Zag, who also developed the popular Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug and Cat Noir animated and toy franchise. The new show is written by the team at Man of Action Entertainment (best known for Cartoon Network’s Ben 10 and also Disney’s Big Hero 6) and is co-produced by OnEntertainment. According to ZAG, the series will utilise groundbreaking CGI-hybrid animation, a technique that will be used for the first time in a television series format.

The new show marks the first ever collaboration between Cartoon Network and ZAG. Playmates Toys has been signed up to produce action figures and role-play toys. Power Players is expected to premiere later this year.

https://toybook.com/cartoon-network-grabs-zag-americas-power-players-playmates-boards-as-master-toy-partner/

http://kidscreen.com/2019/02/11/zags-power-players-lands-broadcaster-master-toy/

https://www.figures.com/2019/02/11/zag-heroez-power-players-new-animated-series-and-toy-line/

http://www.onkidsandfamily.com/en/projet/power-players

Cartoon Network Studios Renews Ben 10 For A Fourth Season

Cartoon Network Studios Renews Ben 10 For A Fourth Season

Cartoon Network Studios Renews Ben 10 For A Fourth Season

Today (10th January), Cartoon Network Studios has announced that they’ve renewed the popular animated sci-fi franchise Ben 10 for a fourth season, which means its still “hero time” at least for the foreseeable future, Ben 10 season four will debut in 2020. In the new season, Ben, his cousin Gwen and Grandpa Max will travel to different locations all over the world including Italy, Japan and Mexico. Season four will keep fans entertained with new alien transformations and alien battles, also Ben will find a special key that will upgrade his Omnitrix to add “Omni-Kix” armor enhancements to his aliens giving him some extra defence in battle.

Ben 10 is currently in its third season, more episodes will be airing later in January on Cartoon Network feeds in the EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa) region, the United States and Latin America will follow in Feburary and the Asia-Pacific region in March. There’s plenty in the third season for fans to get excited about including new aliens, vehicles and villains and the debut of a new character that originated from the original series of Ben 10 before the reboot – Kevin 11, who will be Ben’s 11-year-old nemesis in upcoming episodes. Kevin 11 developed a custom version of the Omnitrix called the “Anti-trix” of which he can activate to produce alternative versions of Ben 10’s aliens. Season three will have a lot of travelling too, as Ben and his family will go on trips around the world on the new “Omni-Copter” and they will travel to Asia, Europe and South America.

In the third quarter of 2018, Ben 10 was watched by 128 million people with 56 million children watching the show worldwide. The show is produced by Cartoon Network Studios and created and executive produced by Man of Action Entertainment (Big Hero 6, Generator Rex, Mega Man: Fully Charged, Bakugan Battle Planet), with John Fang (Mixels, Generator Rex) as executive producer.

From The Official Cartoon Network USA Press Release: Cartoon Network Gears Up for Season Four of Global Hit Series “Ben 10”

Cartoon Network is expanding the world of Ben 10 with a season four greenlight to take “hero time” to all-new levels. Ben, his cousin Gwen and Grandpa Max will venture to some of the world’s most popular destinations including Italy, Japan and Mexico. Season four will continue to empower its worldwide fanbase through new alien transformations, action-packed battles with villains and more. Ben will also discover a special key that upgrades his beloved Omnitrix to add “Omni-Kix” armor enhancements to his aliens so he can power up during the action. Season four is expected to premiere globally beginning 2020.

Ben 10 is currently in its third season, with new episodes returning later this month in EMEA, with the U.S. and LATAM following in February and APAC in March. The new episodes will feature new aliens, vehicles and villains, including a new character named Kevin 11, who serves as Ben’s 11-year-old nemesis. Kevin 11 developed the Anti-trix, a custom version of Ben’s Omnitrix which he can activate to produce alternative versions of Ben’s heroic aliens. Fans can also join Ben on expeditions around the world as he and his family board the new Omni-Copter to fly overseas to Asia, Europe and South America.

Ben 10 was watched by 182M individuals with 56M kids tuning in to watch it in Q3’18 worldwide. The show is produced by Cartoon Network Studios and created and executive produced by Man of Action Entertainment (Big Hero 6, Generator Rex), with John Fang (Mixels, Generator Rex) as executive producer.

About Man of Action Entertainment

Man of Action Entertainment are Joe Casey, Joe Kelly, Duncan Rouleau and Steven T. Seagle, the writers’ collective behind comic’s largest franchise characters as well as original characters published by their Man of Action imprint at Image Comics. Their creations include Ben 10, the $4.5 billion boys’ action franchise for which they’re executive producing the new iteration, now in its fourth season, and Generator Rex, both for Cartoon Network. Dentsu handpicked them to develop, write and executive produce the all-new Mega Man: Fully Charged series that debuted in 2018 on Cartoon Network. They also created the Zak Storm series for Zag that airs on Netflix. Man of Action Entertainment previously launched Disney XD’s Marvel’s Ultimate Spider-Man and Marvel’s Avengers Assemble as EXP/writers. Man of Action Entertainment created the characters and team featured in Big Hero 6, Disney/Marvel’s Academy Award(R)-winning feature. In addition to creating successful video games, toy lines and comic books, Man of Action Entertainment are the creator/producer/writers of current and upcoming feature films and live-action TV series based on their original comic books and graphic novels including the critically-acclaimed I Kill Giants feature film released in 2018, Officer Downe feature in 2016, and the upcoming Kafka and The Crusades. Website: http://manofaction.tv; Facebook: http://www.Facebook.com/ManOfActionEnt Twitter: http://www.Twitter.com/ManOfActionEnt Instagram: http://instagram.com/ManOfActionENT

Source: Q3 18 Channel & Franchise Linear Tracker

Definition of Kids per country: EMEA (Spain: 4-12yrs; Germany: 3-13yrs; Romania, S. Africa, Italy, Portugal, Bulgaria, France, Nordics: 4-14yrs; UK & Poland: 4-15yrs, Russia: 4-17yrs); LATAM: 4-11yrs, APAC (Malaysia, India, Taiwan, S. Korea, Thailand 4-14yrs; Singapore & Japan 4-12yrs; Philippines 2-12yrs; Australia: 5-12yrs) and US 6-11yrs

Definition of Individuals per country: EMEA (3+ yrs. for Germany and 4+ yrs. for the rest of the markets), LATAM: 4+ yrs.; APAC (4+ yrs. for Malaysia, India, Taiwan, S. Korea, Thailand; 2+ yrs. for Philippines, 5+ yrs. for Australia); US: 2+ yrs.

http://www.thefutoncritic.com/news/2019/01/10/cartoon-network-gears-up-for-season-four-of-global-hit-series-ben-10-80001/20190110cartoon01/#