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LUCID issue #2 - in comic book stores - today

issue two of before the door and archaia's new comic book series "LUCID" hits comic book store shelves today. it was created and written by michael mcmillian, with art by anna wieszczyk. 

the saga of matthew dee continues...

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Meet Anna Wieszczyk, Lucid artist.

Check out the article about our Lucid artist, Anna.

VIDEO: Comic-Con 2010 - "LUCID" Panel

thanks to the wonderful mabes for posting videos of the LUCID panel at Comic-con, split into four parts. the panel is moderated by stephen christy (from archaia), and features corey moosa (before the door), zq (btd), michael mcmillian (the writer/creator of lucid), and neal dodson (btd). (archaia's mel caylo is also on the panel running the slide projector).

get info on how to order the LUCID comic at your local comic book store by clicking HERE.





We are bringing LUCID #1 to COMIC CON.

Want to reserve a copy of LUCID at your local comic book store?
Download and print this pre-order form and take it to your local comic book store to help them order enough copies of LUCID so that you don't miss out!!!


We will be presenting LUCID at COMIC CON!  Come join us for the panel with writer Michael McMillian and the BTD team.

Friday, July 23, 4:30-5:30 p.m., Room 25ABC
Archaia: LUCID -- Lucid, the first comic book project from Archaia's partnership with Before the Door, arrives in stores in August! Join Lucid creator and writer Michael McMillian ("True Blood") and BTD partners Zachary Quinto ("Star Trek," "Heroes"), Neal Dodson and Corey Moosa as they share cool behind-the-scenes info and other interesting tidbits about the making of the comic. Moderated by Archaia Editor-in-Chief Stephen Christy.


ZQ's LOST INTERVIEW - Comic-Con, 2009, Archaia

LUCID #1 is available for pre-order!

LUCID #1 is available for pre-order now at comic shops. The Diamond Order Code for LUCID #1 is JUN10 0745. Make sure to pre-order the comic so that it will be held for you at your local comic book store.  Pre-orders from comic stores end on June 30th.

More info at the Before The Door website!

Lucid Artist: Anna Wieszczyk

AnnaPhoto.jpgAnna Wieszczyk is the artist for Michael McMillian's Lucid, the first comic book project from Before The Door with Archaia Comics.  The  first issue debuts this summer, but you get a chance to see some samples right here, right now.  Take a look and let us know what you think.

Anna is a 5th year student at the Academy of Fine Arts Katowice, in the graphic design department. She specializes mostly in illustration and comics, but has some experience with traditional media. 

As a student she took part in few exhibitions, including Rainbow Bridge of Illustration, an international project between European schools of art. In her 2nd year, Anna made her debut as a comic artist with a story called Grey Shades

Since 2009, she has been working for Halo8 Studio on the Godkiller motion comic. This year, her one-shot, Acid Sunset, appeared in the Popgun Anthology. Currently, she's working on her degree, which will be a complete set of illustrations for Grimm Brothers' Grimmest Fairy Tales.

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BEFORE THE DOOR: Long Beach Comic-Con

BTD partners Corey Moosa and Neal Dodson headed to the Long Beach Comic-Con this past weekend along with "LUCID" writer Michael McMillian, to speak about upcoming comic projects published with Archaia. They got to connect directly with fans, and Michael signed limited edition posters, as well.

VIDEO: A bit of the Archaia Comics panel, featuring McMillian and Moosa.

PHOTO: McMillian signing "LUCID" posters in Long Beach.
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PHOTO: The Archaia Comics panel, from left to right Archaia Marketing director Mel Caylo, "Hybrid Bastards" creator Tom Pinchuk, "LUCID" creator Michael McMillian, and Before The Door Pictures producer Corey Moosa.
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LUCID: Long Beach Comic-Con (this weekend)

Get an EXCLUSIVE "LUCID" POSTER, signed by the creator...

This weekend writer Michael McMillian (LUCID) will be attending the Long Beach Comic-Con, along with Before The Door Pictures partners Corey Moosa and Neal Dodson, in support of the BTD / Archaia publishing projects. Zachary was hoping to attend, but has other work obligations that came up. Here are the scheduled events. Stop by the Archaia booth (# 265) if you're at the convention and say hello.

12:00-12:45 pm in Room C : McMillian will appear on the Archaia panel, talking about his upcoming comic series, LUCID: A Matthew Dee Adventure, alongside David Peterson (creator of "Mouseguard"), Joe LeFavi (Jim Henson Company), Stephen Christy (director of development for Archaia), and other creators.

3:00-4:00 pm at Archaia's Booth # 265 : McMillian will be signing limited edition LUCID posters.

Limited Edition "LUCID: A Matthew Dee Adventure" Poster, Archaia & Before The Door, 2009.

VIDEO: ZQ interviewed by Comic Book Resources

At ComicCon 2009, Zachary was interviewed by CBR TV about the upcoming Archaia comic book projects, MR MURDER IS DEAD and LUCID. Watch for the Mabes/Sarmy shoutout. This interview was done right after the HEROES panel, and right before the Archaia/BTD panel.

Newsarama Interviews Michael McMillian (re: LUCID & Before The Door)

See the blog post on the Before The Door website, about Michael McMillian and our Archaia project with him: LUCID.


LUCID - an original comic book series

The second project from the partnership between Zachary Quinto's Before The Door Pictures and the publisher, Archaia, will be an original comic book series - LUCID: A Matthew Dee Adventure

"LUCID" was created by Michael McMillian, a writer and actor (HBO's "TRUE BLOOD" and many other projects) and a longtime friend of Zachary, Corey, and Neal from their days together at Carnegie Mellon. 

Here is a link to a great interview with ZQ, CM, and ND about the projects and partnership with Archaia with writer Jesse Schedeen over at IGN. 

And another great interview/article from G-Man over at ComicVine.

This early teaser artwork premiered at Comic-Con on July 25th, 2009.



Our nation's prayers have been answered: The stars have aligned and brought us President Jefferson Monday to lead the world into a new Golden Age. After thousands of years of promise... Camelot has returned.

Unfortunately, evil agents of darkness lurking in shadows and high positions of world power aren't willing to call it a day just yet...

Thankfully, the United States Department of Secrets has employed Matthew Dee to protect us. A descendant of Queen Elizabeth I's court magician, John Dee, Matthew is a covert spy and combat mage, trained in the ancient practice of the Mystery School Network, fighting to ensure humanity's freedom from the grip of ancient dark forces.

LUCID, a 4-issue limited series, is an action-packed fantasy for the 21st century drawing inspiration from James Bond, Arthurian Legend, and modern American mythology. 

And here's a video of Michael McMillian and the Before The Door Team (ZQ, CM, ND) talking about "LUCID" on the Archaia panel at Comic-Con.

MR. MURDER IS DEAD - an original graphic novel

The first project from the partnership between Zachary Quinto's Before The Door Pictures and the publisher, Archaia, will be an original graphic novel. 

"MR. MURDER IS DEAD" was created by Victor Quinaz, a New York-based writer and longtime friend of Zachary, Corey, and Neal from their days together at Carnegie Mellon. 



     Old men doing bad things...

     GOULD KANE is long into his retirement as a top cop. He was once the basis for the world famous comic      

     strip detective THE SPOOK. But when a not-so-nice man, once nicknamed MR. MURDER, is found dead, the 

     events that unfold could lead Gould to a new and perhaps even greater profession in his twilight... as a very 

     bad man.

     MR. MURDER IS DEAD lives in several worlds. It's all at once a throwback to the great staples of noir & 

     pulp, while at the same time examining the real-life ramifications of our characters' choices.

Here's a LINK to an article about the partnership with Archaia from ComicBookResources. 

This early cover artwork (by Chris Burnham) premiered at Comic-Con on July 25th, 2009.

Mr_Murder_is_dead.jpgAnd here's a video of Victor Quinaz and the Before The Door Team (ZQ, CM, ND) talking about "MR. MURDER IS DEAD" on the Archaia panel at Comic-Con.

Comic-Con 2009 : Before the Door / Archaia

Zachary and his partners at Before The Door (Corey Moosa, and Neal Dodson) attended Comic-Con this past weekend in San Diego. The main purpose of their visit was to announce a three-book publishing deal with Archaia Comics. More details on those specific projects will be trickling out over the next few days, including artwork.

Below is an interview from Newsarama that details the new venture.

On that front, here are some thoughts from Zachary:

"As a company passionate about telling unique stories, we're thrilled to be doing that on our projects with Archaia. I've been immersed in the comic book world through my work as an actor, and it feels fitting that Corey, Neal and I are diving even further into it as producers. It's my third year in a row at Comic-Con--Sylar, Spock and now Archaia."

And from Corey Moosa: 

"I second Zachary, and add that, as a lifelong comic book fan myself, our writers are telling some awesome tales. We can't wait to share them."


And here's a VIDEO of the first segment of the Comic-Con panel that featured Zachary Quinto, comicbook legend Jeph Loeb (who moderated the panel), Corey Moosa, Neal Dodson, Archaia director of development Stephen Christy, Archaia president PJ Bickett, and our first two writers: Victor Quinaz & Michael McMillian. Thanks to Mabes and the Sarmy for the front row video footage.

The sneak peeks... # 2

Archaia/BTD sneak peek # 2


The sneak peeks... # 1

Archaia/BTD sneak peek # 1


ComicCon 2009

San Diego ComicCon, 2009. Saturday, July 25th:

5:30pm - ARCHAIA panel -  Archaia: New Titles-- Come hear about the great titles Archaia has in store, including Awakening (with writer Nick Tapalansky and artist Alex Eckman-Lawn), The Killer (with writer Matz), and The God Machine (with creator Chandra Free). Then: You've watched him for three seasons on NBC's Heroes playing Sylar and on the big screen as Spock in the new Star Trek movie, but what do actor Zachary Quinto and his colleagues at media production company Before the Door Pictures have to do with Archaia? Find out exclusively at this panel, which will feature Quinto, Corey Moosa and Neal Dodson of Before the Door Pictures, plus appearances by top-secret special guests with additional announcements!Room 5AB 

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3:15pm - the annual "HEROES" panel at the Hilton Hotel.


STAR TREK Countdown - Issue # 4

The 4-issue STAR TREK: COUNTDOWN comic book series released its fourth issue today. The four-issue arc tells the story of what happened in the Star Trek Universe between the end of last movie and the beginning on the new J.J. Abrams film. The story for the comic series is by Roberto Orci & Alex Kurtzman (screenwriters of the new film), it's written by Mike Johnson & Tim Jones, and published by IDW. 

Next week, the trade paperback collecting all four issues into one graphic novel will be available. It's available for pre-order through the store section of this website - link. Cover art for the fourth issue is below (there are alternate covers for this issue in some stores with a photo of Zachary as young Spock in the place of this old Spock artwork).

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