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UNITE THE LEAGUE – WONDER WOMAN

First Comics News - Fri, 03/24/2017 - 15:53

In theaters November 2017

Fueled by his restored faith in humanity and inspired by Superman’s selfless act, Bruce Wayne enlists the help of his newfound ally, Diana Prince, to face an even greater enemy. Together, Batman and Wonder Woman work quickly to find and recruit a team of metahumans to stand against this newly awakened threat. But despite the formation of this unprecedented league of heroes—Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Cyborg and The Flash—it may already be too late to save the planet from an assault of catastrophic proportions.

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UNITE THE LEAGUE – THE FLASH

First Comics News - Fri, 03/24/2017 - 15:53

In theaters November 2017

Fueled by his restored faith in humanity and inspired by Superman’s selfless act, Bruce Wayne enlists the help of his newfound ally, Diana Prince, to face an even greater enemy. Together, Batman and Wonder Woman work quickly to find and recruit a team of metahumans to stand against this newly awakened threat. But despite the formation of this unprecedented league of heroes—Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Cyborg and The Flash—it may already be too late to save the planet from an assault of catastrophic proportions.

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UNITE THE LEAGUE – BATMAN

First Comics News - Fri, 03/24/2017 - 15:53

In theaters November 2017

Fueled by his restored faith in humanity and inspired by Superman’s selfless act, Bruce Wayne enlists the help of his newfound ally, Diana Prince, to face an even greater enemy. Together, Batman and Wonder Woman work quickly to find and recruit a team of metahumans to stand against this newly awakened threat. But despite the formation of this unprecedented league of heroes—Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Cyborg and The Flash—it may already be too late to save the planet from an assault of catastrophic proportions.

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UNITE THE LEAGUE – AQUAMAN

First Comics News - Fri, 03/24/2017 - 15:52

In theaters November 2017

Fueled by his restored faith in humanity and inspired by Superman’s selfless act, Bruce Wayne enlists the help of his newfound ally, Diana Prince, to face an even greater enemy. Together, Batman and Wonder Woman work quickly to find and recruit a team of metahumans to stand against this newly awakened threat. But despite the formation of this unprecedented league of heroes—Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Cyborg and The Flash—it may already be too late to save the planet from an assault of catastrophic proportions.

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GENERATION ZERO #8 preview

First Comics News - Fri, 03/24/2017 - 15:46

GENERATION ZERO #8
Written by FRED VAN LENTE
Art by DIEGO BERNARD
Cover A by KHARI EVANS (JAN172145)
Cover B by LEIF JONES (JAN172146)
Variant Cover by PERE PEREZ (JAN172147)

A (literal) battle of the minds!

Generation Zero are trapped inside the Heroscape – a twisted, extra-dimensional realm where they can explore the world as it looks through someone else’s eyes… And, unfortunately, it seems that most of their friends and neighbors have some pretty messed up stuff going on up there! They led insurgencies and counter-strikes, but can anything in this team’s precision military training prepare them for the darkness that lurks at the heart of Rook’s collective unconscious?

$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On Sale MARCH 29 (FOC – 3/6/17)

        

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NINJAK #25 preview

First Comics News - Fri, 03/24/2017 - 15:46

NINJAK #25
Written by MATT KINDT
Art by STEPHEN SEGOVIA
Cover A by RYAN BODENHEIM (JAN172135)
Cover B by MARC LAMING (JAN172136)
Cover C by SANYA ANWAR (JAN172137)
Variant Cover by OWEN FREEMAN (JAN172138)
Variant Cover by JENNY FRISON (JAN172139)

Darque destinies!

Once sworn enemies, Ninjak and the Shadow Seven have forged an uneasy alliance to accomplish their singular goal: kill Master Darque! But why can’t Colin King shake the feeling that he’s leading a suicide mission, or that his mysterious benefactor, Sandria Darque, isn’t giving him the whole story? Ninjak’s about to confront a terrifying truth…and the answers just might destroy him!

$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On Sale MARCH 29 (FOC – 3/6/17)

           

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DIVINITY III: STALINVERSE #4 preview

First Comics News - Fri, 03/24/2017 - 15:46

DIVINITY III: STALINVERSE #4 (of 4)
Written by MATT KINDT
Art by TREVOR HAIRSINE
Cover A by MONIKA PALOSZ (JAN172125)
Cover B by TOM MULLER (JAN172126)
Variant Cover by JEFFREY VEREGGE (JAN172127)
Variant Cover by GREG SMALLWOOD (JAN172128)
Variant Cover by ADAM GORHAM (JAN172129)

The Stalinverse endures!

The world has gone red, and now the epic final confrontation begins as Divinity, Ninjak, Shadowman, Komandar Bloodshot, X-O Manowar, and the Red Brigade all choose their side on the lines of the coming battle… Wait, you think we’ll tell you how this one ends? Nyet, comrade! The universe as we know it hinges on this, so make sure you read this one first, Valianteers!

$3.99 | 32 pgs. | VALIANT PRESTIGE | T+ | On sale MARCH 29 (FOC – 3/6/17)

           

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IMPACT TO PROCUDE A FULL SEASON OF WORLD OF SPORT FOR ITV UK

First Comics News - Fri, 03/24/2017 - 14:07

TV Studios Entertainment Manchester is bringing World of Sport Wrestling back to ITV, for a 10 part series.

It’s teamed up with Anthem Sports and Entertainment Corp, the parent company of Impact Wrestling and will be filming events the Preston Guild Hall in May.

The commission comes following a one-off special which aired on New Year’s Eve.

“Britain’s wrestling scene is thriving and there has never been a better time to bring it back to ITV after a gap of 30 years,” said Tom Mclennan, director of entertainment, ITV Studios Manchester.

World Of Sport was an institution in its own right, launched in the 60’s as a rival to Grandstand, it was variously hosted by Eammon Andrews, Dickie Davies, Fred Dineage and Jim Rosenthal. It was axed in the mid 1980s.

IMPACT Chief Creative Officer Jeff Jarrett will act as Executive Producer and bring his talents to the revival of British wrestling: “The World of Sport brand is etched in professional wrestling tradition. My family’s lineage in the industry dates back 70-plus years, so I am honoured for the opportunity to work on reviving the legacy of this historic British series.”

ITV Studios will co-produce the new 10-part WOS series with Anthem. The Executive producers for ITV Studios are Tom Mclennan and Simon Marsh.

A launch event is planned for this Monday. Jarrett and Jeremy Borash will be on hand to discuss the working relationship that WOS and iMPACT Wrestling have agreed upon.

The new 10-part series is currently set to be recorded in the Preston Guild Hall on Thursday 25th May and Friday 26th May with tickets going on sale at 9 am on Friday 7th April from gigsandtours.com, ticketmaster.co.uk, and prestonguildhall.co.uk.

BREAKING NEWS!!! WOS WRESTLING IS BACK … IT'S WHAT SATURDAY AFTERNOONS WERE MADE FOR!! #WOS #BRITISHWRESTLING @ITV @IMPACTWRESTLING pic.twitter.com/EPnZ9mpOWf

— ITV WOS Wrestling (@WOSWrestlingITV) March 24, 2017

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IDW Publishing Hires Michael J. Martens as Director of Trade Sales

First Comics News - Fri, 03/24/2017 - 14:00

Longtime Industry Veteran Martens Will Oversee
IDW’s Penguin Random House Relationship

SAN DIEGO, CA / March 24, 2017 – IDW Publishing has tapped Michael J. Martens as its new Director of Trade Sales, effective immediately. Starting in April, Penguin Random House will serve as IDW’s distribution partner for trade paperback and hardcover titles to the book and mass markets, and in his new role, Martens will act as the publisher’s direct liaison.

With more than three decades of industry experience to draw from, Martens’ invaluable knowledge of the inner workings of the comic and book category will greatly extend IDW’s reach in bookstores worldwide, getting the publisher’s massive library of backlist content in front of new readers and strengthening its foothold in that thriving marketplace.

“Michael was, and continues to be, a key player in pioneering the graphic novel category in libraries and bookstores,” said Greg Goldstein, IDW’s President and COO. “His expertise and unparalleled relationship with our new distribution partner will give IDW an even greater advantage for continual success and steady growth in today’s competitive market.”

Martens’ previous experience includes Dark Horse Comics where he held a variety of positions including VP of Marketing, VP of Business Development, and VP of Trade Sales before resigning in 2016. Prior to that, his storied comics career began at Capital City Distribution as one of their first employees in 1982 where he wore multiple hats including Transportation Manager, Sales Manager, and Vice President of Customer Service.

“While consulting with IDW during their integration with Penguin Random House it was clear to me how strong the IDW and Top Shelf lines are so I jumped at the chance when they offered me a more formal arrangement,” said Michael Martens. “I’m looking forward to maintaining the incredible momentum of the March series as well as positioning their many other important titles in a way they can be discovered by new readers.”

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Weird Revisted: Weird Weapons, Weird War

Sorcerer's Skull - Fri, 03/24/2017 - 13:11
Usually with these revisitations, I go for a most from around the same date, but Jason "Dungeon Dozen" Sholtis aske me a related question yesterday, so I thought it was worth revisiting this one from 2010:
The object of war is not to die for your country but to make the other bastard die for his."

- Gen. George S. PattonWhen the crazy-quilt patchwork of nations that was Ealderde erupted in the Great War, a number of new technologies were brought to bear. Thaumaturgical and alchemical weapons and "weaponizable" advances were among these, and were utilized on a scale never seen before--with long-lasting, and terrible consequences.

First among these was the use of alchemical weapons, particularly gas. The forces of Neustria were the first to utilize them with fragmentation shells filled with stinking cloud potions. The Staarkish army soon escalated to lethal chemicals. Their "Magic Corps Men" cast cloudkill which, as a heavier than air gas, was ideal for filling enemy trenches. Since mages are a quirky lot, generally ill-suited to military discipline, their numbers in the Staarkish forces were small, and it proved expedient to replace them with thaumaturgic shells which could be fired from artillery at a greater distance.  The gas could also be pumped out of tubes, if the wind directions were right. Soon these methods were adopted by all the larger nations.

Other, more exotic chemicals were tried. Acid fog was released from sprayers to discourage attackers or soften defenders. Yellow musk, the pollen of the eponymous creeper, cultivated in secure greenhouses, was used to entrance enemies and make them easy targets. Amorphing solutions delivered via artillery shells sowed terror by making flesh malleable, dissolving limbs or even melting soldier's together. The only limits were the imaginations (and funding) of the alchemists and thaumaturgic engineers.

Magical weapons of mass destruction were also employed, and could be delivered to distant targets through the use of artillery and airships. Thaumaturgical explosives and blights laid waste to cities and farmlands. Rays of searing light, or jets of intense cold fired from zeppelins cut swaths of destruction across enemy trenches. Implosive weapons literally collapsed fortifications--or hapless troops--in on themselves.

Then there were the weapons calculated to cause as much terror as direct damage. Teleportation beams were turned upon population centers. Fear rays lead to mass panic. The battlefield fallen were briefly animated to turn on their grieving comrades. This is to say nothing of the even more exotic reality-warping weapons which, though rare, were powerful enough to disrupt the elemental fields to this day.

Another technological change in the Great War was touted as potentially rendering the human soldier obselete. Constructs and automata have been used before, but never in such a scale. "Land ironclads" or "landships"--now colloquially called "tanks"--were an innovation by the army of Grand Ludd on thaumaturgical techniques used to make anthropomorphic golems. Some tanks required human operators, but others were automonous to a degree, like the golems. This proved to be another one of the mistakes of war, as man-hunting kill-machines still roam the blasted former battlefields and depopulated wastes of Ealderde.

Man-shaped golems were still used--largely for their flexibility and, in some cases, greater psychological effect on the enemy--but these were produced with greater mechanical skill, giving them a wider variety of uses. Once again terror was a prime goal, as squads of murderous constructs with the appearance of children's toys were sent into unsuspecting villages in the dead of night. 

It's the hope of many that the most lasting innovation of the conflict will be that man has finally had enough of war. Certainly, the devastation wrought in Ealderde, and the refugees that still pour into the New World to escape the post-war horror, ought to be powerful reinforcers for such a lesson. Still, as the cynics among us would point out, no one has ever lost money betting on the short-memory or long-term foolishness of mankind.

X-MEN PRIME #1 preview

First Comics News - Fri, 03/24/2017 - 06:49


X-MEN PRIME #1
The RessurXion begins here! In the wake of Inhumans vs. X-Men, the Children of the Atom pick up the pieces and charge headlong into tomorrow! Featuring a collection of blockbuster creators, the next chapter of the X-Men’s saga begins in this oversized one-shot! Xavier’s dream comes full circle as creators Marc Guggenheim and Ken Lashley give fans a taste of what awaits them in X-Men Gold. As Kitty Pryde returns home after a long absence, the student becomes the teacher as she readies herself to lead the X-Men for the first time! Then X-Men Blue scribe Cullen Bunn teams with artist Leonard Kirk to take the X-Men Blue team into the Danger Room — with shocking results! Finally, Greg Pak and Ibraim Roberson re-open the Weapon X program! What secrets lie within, and why are the world’s deadliest mutants being targeted?
Written by: Marc Guggenheim, Cullen Bunn, Greg Pak
Art by: Ken Lashley, Leonard Kirk, Ibraim Roberson
Covers by: Ardian Syaf, John Cassaday, Whilce Portacio, Elixabeth Torque, Kris Anka
Pages: 40
Price: $4.99
In stores: March 29

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Uncover the “Secret Origins” of Jeff Lemire’s “Black Hammer”

First Comics News - Thu, 03/23/2017 - 19:33

MILWAUKIE, Ore., (March 23, 2017)—The first chapter of Dark Horse’s long-awaited superhero science-fiction mystery adventure has arrived! The critically acclaimed action-adventure series by famed creator Jeff Lemire (Essex County, Sweet Tooth) with art by Dean Ormston (Lucifer, 2000 AD) and Dave Stewart (Hellboy), Black Hammer: Secret Origins collects Black Hammer #1–#6 and will hit shelves March 29, 2017.

Once they were heroes, but the age of heroes has long since passed. Banished from existence by a multiversal crisis, the old champions of Spiral City—Abraham Slam, Golden Gail, Colonel Weird, Madame Dragonfly, and Barbalien—now lead simple lives in an idyllic, timeless farming village from which there is no escape! But as they employ all of their super abilities to free themselves from this strange purgatory, a mysterious stranger works to bring them back into action for one last adventure!

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MARVEL COMICS PROUDLY PRESENTS “Black Panther: A Nation Under Our Feet – PART eleven” FEATURING “don’t front” from Dreamville recording artist, Bas

First Comics News - Thu, 03/23/2017 - 19:06

nnovative Marvel Video Series Bridges Marvel Comics with Top Music Talent

 

New York, NY—March 23, 2017 — Marvel Comics continues to present this year’s breakout Marvel Super Hero – the Black Panther – through a monthly video series that continues to link the world of comics and hip-hop blending animated comics along with commentary from Black Panther writer, Ta-Nehisi Coates.  Additionally, “Black Panther: A Nation Under Our Feet – Part Eleven” incorporates the exclusive debut of the brand new track, “Don’t Front” from Dreamville recording artist, Bas.

 

Within Marvel Comics’ Black Panther, written by The Atlantic national correspondent and National Book Award winner, Ta-Nehisi Coates, “A Nation Under Our Feet” comes to a close. The dust settles, and peace comes to Wakanda once again. That is, if her political leaders can come to terms….T’Challa finds himself in the last place he ever expected: A republic.

 

Continuing the excitement surrounding Marvel’s celebrated Super Hero T’Challa, the Black Panther, the latest episode of this revolutionary multi-artist hip-hop-inspired video series samples a brand new track, “Don’t Front” from Dreamville recording artist, Bas.

 

“I love comics for the themes they deal with. Death, love, regret, sorrow etc. even superheroes deal with, and are often fueled by, human emotions – no one is exempt,” said Bas. “I think my music touches on a lot of those same themes. Much like comic books, my songs have story arcs, and within these stories is a deeper emotion that I try to relay. Much as the magic of comics lies equally in the artwork, the story and the emotion, I like my music to tell a story as much sonically as through my words.”


Black Panther #12 is available digitally through the Marvel Digital Comic Shop and at all local comic book retailers. To find a comic shop near you, visit www.comicshoplocator.com or call 1-888-comicbook.

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ACTION LAB ENTERTAINMENT JUNE 2017 SOLICITATIONS

First Comics News - Thu, 03/23/2017 - 18:49

HERO CATS #17
(W) Kyle Puttkammer
(A) Omaka Schultz
Locked away with a Brain, an Athlete, a Basket Case, and a Princess. It’s detention time for Bandit. The Hero Cats of Skyworld meet for the first time!
In Shops: Jun 07, 2017
SRP: $3.99

 

 

KID SHERLOCK #1
(W) Justin Phillips
(A) Sean Miller
John Watson doesn’t feel like he really fits in as the new student at Baker Elementary. If if wasn’t bad enough being the only dog, it seems he has already gained the attention of the class bully, Kyle. Out in the play yard, Watson feels even more alone until he meets a young boy named Sherlock Holmes. While quite clever, Sherlock is often so lost in his own thoughts that he is oblivious to the people around him. However, when Watson shows an interest in Sherlock’s work it sparks the beginning of an adventure Sherlock never expected, friendship. Their first mission, identify the bad smell that has been afflicting their classroom.
In Shops: Jun 15, 2017
SRP: $3.99

 

MIRACULOUS #14
(W) Zag Entertainment
(A) Zag Entertainment
After losing municipal elections against Mr. Bourgeois, D’Argencourt gets akumatized. He turns into Darkblade and, with the blade of his sword, he transforms people into knights. With his army, he storms city hall to turn Mr. Bourgeois out. Yet Marinette’s classmates are all inside city hall, gathered there by Chloe- Mr. Bourgeois’ daughter- running for class rep elections against Marinette. Ladybug and Cat Noir will have to protect the city hall as well as the students!
In Shops: Jun 07, 2017
SRP: $4.99

 

MIRACULOUS TALES OF LADYBUG AND CAT NOIR TP VOL 01
(W) Zag Entertainment
(A) Zag Entertainment
Marinette is the sweetest girl in Paris. With a big crush on a boy at school, a big dream of becoming a fashion designer, and a big problem with being totally awkward, she’s just your average teenage girl, right? Did we mention she’s also the crime fighting superhero, Ladybug? Becoming Ladybug is a complicated process! First, Marinette needs a “Kwami,” which is a tiny magical assistant (hers is named Tikki). She also needs a “Miraculous,” which is a magical accessory (hers is a pair of earrings). Tikki uses the Miraculous to transform Marinette. But her Ladybug super powers only work for a limited time! When Hawk Moth uses his mind-controlling, moth-like creatures called akuma to turn people into baddies, it’s up to Ladybug to capture them and save the day! Well, she gets a little help from her superhero friend, Cat Noir… but she insists she doesn’t need him. If only she knew Cat Noir’s true identity – her crush, Adrien! Will Ladybug and Cat Noir be able to balance their double lives and keep Paris safe? Will they ever find out each other’s true identity, or who’s behind Hawk Moth’s mask? Until then – there’s a whole city of baddies to defeat… SPOTS ON, CLAWS OUT!
In Shops: Jul 27, 2016
SRP: $8.99

 

MIRACULOUS TALES OF LADYBUG CAT NOIR TP VOL 02 SPOTS ON
(W) Zag Entertainment
(A) Zag Entertainment
Hawk Moth is at it again! Follow Ladybug and Cat Noir as they save Paris from Hawk Moth’s akumatized citizens such as, Roger Cop, whose embodiment of the law ensures a tyrannical jusrice, the Bubbler, who wants a city of all children, and Mr. Pigeon, whose aim is a city of birds! Will Paris ever be safe from Hawk Moth and his akuma? There’s only one way to find out! SPOTS ON, CLAWS OUT!
In Shops: Nov 09, 2016
SRP: $9.99

 

MIRACULOUS ORIGINS TP
(W) Zag Entertainment
(A) Zag Entertainment
Every story has a beginning. Discover how Marinette and Adrien, two high school students practically like everyone else, become Ladybug and Cat Noir, and why Hawk Moth is their sworn enemy. This is the PERFECT jumping on point for new readers!
In Shops: Oct 19, 2016
SRP: $9.99

 

PETER DAVID ARTFUL TP VOL 01
(W) Peter David, Nicole D’Andria
(A) Laura Neubert
An adaptations of the Artful novel by award winning writer and comic book legend Peter David, this Oliver Twist spin-off story stars the Artful Dodger as our reluctant hero. Alongside Van Helsing’s son Bram, Dodger must take on hordes of vampires to save a princess from a nefarious plot. Collects ARTFUL #1-6.
In Shops: Jun 28, 2017
SRP: $14.99

 

ADVENTURES IN CRIME #1
(W) Shane Berryhill
(A) Hoyt Silva
Golden Age Comics creator Jack Levi places his life in jeopardy when he begins a secret affair with the femme fatale mistress of his mob boss publisher. Adventures in Crime places a noir-action spin on the classic love triangle tale, and serves as “comics-on-comics” the way films like Argo and Hail, Caesar! served as Hollywood-on-Hollywood.
In Shops: Jun 07, 2017
SRP: $3.99

 

INFINITE SEVEN TP VOL 01 KILL REPLACE KILL
(W) Dave Dwonch
(A) Arturo Mesa
For centuries, a secret world government has employed the INFINITE SEVEN, the world’s greatest assassins to do their dirty work. The only way to become one of their members is to prove your worth by killing one of their members. But what happens when Anthony Zane, a teenage boy from the suburbs does just that? Action hero archetypes are reimagined in what is sure to be the blockbuster series of the year! Collecting issues 1-4 of the ongoing monthly series. NOTE: Fans of the James Bond, G.I. Joe and ’80s action films will LOVE Infinite Seven!
In Shops: Jun 07, 2017
SRP: $14.99

 

SPENCER AND LOCKE #3 (OF 4)
(W) David Pepose
(A) Jorge Santiago, Jr.
S.O.S.! S.O.S.! Beaten, drugged, and left for dead, things are looking bad for Locke – but unfortunately for his captors, Locke isn’t here anymore. Get ready for a night of psychedelic terror and homicidal violence, as Rocketman Reynolds makes his daring escape from Planet X!
In Shops: Jun 21, 2017
SRP: $3.99

 

MEDISIN #2
(W) Jeff Dyer, Mark McKeon
(A) David Brame
“First Do No Harm” Chapter 2
Ethan Sharp and his team of doctors provide health care for super villains. They continue to struggle with ethics both on and off the battlefield as villainous Malady manipulates them. But when Dr. Olivia Stribling befriends abused sidekick Crimson Crow, her troubles are only beginning.
In Shops: Jun 28, 2017
SRP: $3.99

 

AMERIKARATE #4
(W) Brockton McKinney, Corey Kalman
(A) Devin Roth
Sam Kickwell and his partner in karate and love, Agent Cynthia Weaver, jump-kick their way into the belly of the beast – a karate-gang-filled mansion! They will have to punch, kick, stab, shoot and even sex their way through one of the most vengeful, weapons-heavy, black-belted gang after another just to get near America’s greatest enemy… evil dictator, Neon!
In Shops: Jun 14, 2017
SRP: $3.99

DOLLFACE #6
(W) Dan Mendoza, Bryan Seaton
(A) Dan Mendoza
Still in SoCal, Lila and the gang have decide to do a little sun bathing at the local beach. But things take a turn for the worst when witches, Orla’s cronies, come after them. Retailer exclusive coves are available, please contact bseaton@actionlabcomics.com.
In Shops: Jun 14, 2017
SRP: $3.99

VAMPBLADE SEASON TWO #4
(W) Jason Martin
(A) Winston Young
Vampblade and friends must gear up just to survive now that SoCal Comic Con has turned into a real… Con of the Dead! It’s two comic geeks and one silver-shiny warrior-woman versus 125,000 vamped-out fanboys (and fangirls)! Features 3 covers (regular, artist, and 90s style), each with a risqué variant as well!
In Shops: Jun 21, 2017
SRP: $3.99

ZOMBIE TRAMP #36
(W) Dan Mendoza
(A) Marcelo Trom
Thoughts and memories are shared about the mysterious and powerful Kaiju Queen. Where did she come from from? What’s her plan? Morning and Xula remember the past as they await Janey’s awakening. Features 3 regular and risqué variants, including two covers from series creator Dan Mendoza (DollFace)!!
In Shops: Jun 28, 2017
SRP: $3.99

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TEEN TITANS: Aqualad Returns!

First Comics News - Thu, 03/23/2017 - 18:09

The Teen Titans are getting a new member, and it appears it’s just in time as a savage new threat emerges from the ocean depths. In this DC All Access comics clip, we talk to Teen Titans writer Ben Percy about Aqualad’s return to Titans Tower and what it’ll mean for the dynamic of the group. Will Aqualad joining the team mean we’ll soon be saying sayonara to one of the other young heroes?

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TEEN TITANS: THE JUDAS CONTRACT – Exclusive Clip!

First Comics News - Thu, 03/23/2017 - 17:35


Titans…with a twist? If you’ve read The Judas Contract, you know what we’re talking about, and if you haven’t you’re about to! In today’s all new episode of DC All Access, we preview an exclusive clip from this spring’s Teen Titans: The Judas Contract and speak with the voice of Starfire, Kari Wahlgren. Plus, we look ahead to tonight’s musical episode of The Flash, pick a panel of the week and respond to some of your comments!

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FLASH & SUPERGIRL: Musical Crossover + POWERLESS w/ Danny Pudi & Ron Funches

First Comics News - Thu, 03/23/2017 - 17:35

If your heart is filled with laughter and song, then this is YOUR week of #DCTV! First, Mon-El’s parents come to Earth in a Supergirl that kicks off a musical crossover event with The Flash. Then Glee’s Darren Criss traps Kara and Barry in a dreamworld full of singing, dancing and some of your favorite actors from all of #DCTV on The Flash. Finally, Powerless’s Danny Pudi and Ron Funches drop by to talk about this week’s episode, which features a major decision and a very mysterious pile of…um, poop. Also, Hector reads your answers to last week’s question!

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SECRET EMPIRE #1 Launch Parties Bring Marvel’s Next Great Event To Your Local Stores!

First Comics News - Thu, 03/23/2017 - 17:32

United We Stand!

New York, NY—March, 23rd  2017 — The action is heating up as the Marvel Universe races headlong into Secret Empire! It’s all happening on May 3rd, and your local comic shop is the place to be to get your hands on the highly-anticipated SECRET EMPIRE #1! Nick Spencer (Captain America: Steve Rogers) and Steve McNiven (Civil War) unite Avengers, X-Men, Defenders, Champions, Guardians, Inhumans and more as an unwavering front against Hydra’s tyranny!

 

To coincide with the kickoff to this blockbuster event, Marvel has partnered with participating retail stores to host SECRET EMPIRE LAUNCH PARTIES. In addition to exclusive promotional materials and variant covers, participating retail stores will receive exciting promotional items – including Secret Empire Pins and the brand-new Secret Empire Lenticular Backing Boards – perfect for storing your issues of Secret Empire in style!

 

“We’re rolling out the red carpet for Secret Empire, and providing retailers with everything they need to get customers in on the ground floor for this story,” says Marvel SVP Sales & Marketing David Gabriel. “In addition to making sure retailers have the first issue on shelves for Free Comic Book Day, one of their most trafficked days of the year, Marvel will be shipping participating retailers additional materials to help promote Secret Empire in their stores. Posters, postcards, promo items, samplers and more! If your store hasn’t opted in yet, what are you waiting for?!”

 

All qualifying retailers will receive the following as the part of the SECRET EMPIRE PARTY KIT:

 

  • Secret Empire Invitational Postcards
  • Secret Empire Lenticular Backing Board (Bundles of 25)
  • Secret Empire Pins (Bundles of 25)
  • Secret Empire #1 Nauck Where’s Hydra? Sketch Variant
  • Deep Ordering Discounts
  • Downloadable Cake Toppers

 

Retailers who qualify will also be eligible to order the SECRET EMPIRE #1 PARTY WHERE’S HYDRA VARIANT. Comic artist Todd Nauck illustrates a massive super hero battle unlike any you’ve ever seen. But there’s a Hydra operative hiding amid the chaos. Can you find him?

 

Retailers are encouraged to check their Marvel Mailer and Diamond Daily for more information about the SECRET EMPIRE LAUNCH PARTIES and how to opt-in before 4/3. Hydra’s grasp is beginning to tighten around the Marvel Universe. Forged together as one, the heroes of the Marvel Universe stand against a common foe! Are you ready? Run, don’t walk to your local comic shop on May 3rd to get your hands on the highly-anticipated SECRET EMPIRE #1!

SECRET EMPIRE #1 (MAR170901)

SECRET EMPIRE LAUNCH PARTY OPT-IN (FEB178185)

(Launch Party Opt-In Deadline Is 4/3)
Written by NICK SPENCER
Art by STEVE MCNIVEN

Cover by MARK BROOKS

Variant Covers by ADI GRANOV (MAR170902), ANDREA SORRENTINO (MAR170905),

  1. SCOTT CAMPBELL (MAR170903) and DAN MORA (MAR170908)

Party Variant by TODD NAUCK (MAR170905)

Action Figure Variant by JOHN TYLER CHRISTOPHER (MAR170907)
FOC – 04/10/17, On-Sale – 05/03/17

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Valiant Comics X-O MANOWAR #1 (2017) – OFFICIAL TRAILER

First Comics News - Thu, 03/23/2017 - 17:17

Valiant is proud to reveal your first look at the fully animated video trailer for X-O MANOWAR (2017) #1 – the FIRST ISSUE of the EPIC NEW ONGOING SERIES from New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt (Divinity, Ninjak, Mind MGMT) and a rotating cast of powerhouse artists – including Tomas Giorello (4001 A.D.: War Mother, Bloodshot Reborn), Doug Braithwaite (Armor Hunters, Bloodshot U.S.A.), Clayton Crain (Rai, Carnage), Ryan Bodenheim (The Dying & The Dead), and Mico Suayan (Bloodshot Reborn) – that together will span the series’ first year in 2017 and beyond!

The single biggest Valiant release of 2017 is here! In comics shops everywhere now, find out why Matt Kindt & Tomas Giorello are delivering one of the year’s most acclaimed new series debuts with an awe-inspiring vision of superhero-driven science fiction.

A stunning new beginning for Valiant’s most enduring icon begins now with part one of “SOLDIER” – a punishing, three-issue introduction that will push Aric of Dacia beyond the farthest limits of our galaxy…and into the brutal opening salvo of the ultimate X-O Manowar tale ever told!

Born under the oppressive thumb of the Roman Empire, Aric of Dacia learned warfare at an early age. It was amid such violence that he was abducted by an alien race. Forced into slavery, he survived where others perished. His escape would come from bonding with a weapon of immeasurable power: the X-O Manowar armor. With it, he returned to Earth…only to find himself stranded in the modern day.

But that was a lifetime ago.

Now, far from home on a strange and primitive new world, Aric has begun a new life. Liberated from his past, he tends to his crops. Free from war. Free from violence. Free from the armor.

But the machinery of death marches his way once again. Conscripted into an alien army and thrown into an unforgiving conflict, the fury inside him finds voice as he is forced to embrace the armor once more. With it, he will decimate armies, topple empires and incite interplanetary warfare as he rises from SOLDIER to GENERAL to EMPEROR to VISIGOTH. They wanted a weapon. He will give them war!

This spring, Matt Kindt and Tomas Giorello forge a new comic book legend for the 21st century as Earth’s most relentless warrior brings conquest to the stars, only in X-O MANOWAR (2017) #1 – featuring covers by Lewis LaRosa (Bloodshot Reborn), Kenneth Rocafort (Inhumans vs. X-Men), Mico Suayan (Thor), J.G. Jones (Final Crisis), and Monika Palosz (Divinity III: Stalinverse)!

Presented in the brand-new VALIANT PREMIUM format – complete with a deluxe matte finish cover stock cover, heavyweight interior pages, and minimal advertisements for an uninterrupted storytelling experience – this deluxe form of comic book packaging was created specifically to supplement each issue of X-O MANOWAR in 2017 and beyond. Don’t miss Aric of Dacia’s one-man domination of a battle-scarred alien world – one that will force him onto the front lines of an eons-old extraterrestrial battlefield, and will send him into the deepest reaches of space – in X-O MANOWAR (2017) #1…in stores now!!

X-O MANOWAR (2017) #1
Written by MATT KINDT
Art by TOMÁS GIORELLO
Cover A by LEWIS LAROSA (JAN172113)
Cover B by KENNETH ROCAFORT (JAN172114)
Interlocking Variant Cover by MICO SUAYAN (JAN172116)
X-O Manowar Icon Variant by J.G. JONES (JAN172117)
Brushed Metal Variant Cover by MONIKA PALOSZ (JAN172117)
$3.99 | 40 pgs. | T+ | VALIANT PREMIUM | ON SALE NOW!

X-O MANOWAR (2017) #2
Written by MATT KINDT
Art by TOMÁS GIORELLO
Cover A by LEWIS LAROSA (FEB172049)
Cover B by KENNETH ROCAFORT (FEB172050)
Interlocking Variant Cover by MICO SUAYAN (FEB172052)
X-O Manowar Icon Variant by KAARE ANDREWS (FEB172053)
Blank Cover also available (FEB172051)
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | VALIANT PREMIUM | On Sale APRIL 26 (FOC – 4/3/17)

X-O MANOWAR (2017) #3
Written by MATT KINDT
Art by TOMÁS GIORELLO
Cover A by LEWIS LAROSA (MAR172157)
Cover B by KENNETH ROCAFORT (MAR172158)
Interlocking Variant Cover by MICO SUAYAN (MAR172159)
X-O Manowar Icon Variant by DAVID MACK (MAR172160)
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | VALIANT PREMIUM | On Sale MAY 24 (FOC – 5/1/17)


X-O MANOWAR (2017) #1 – Cover A by Lewis LaRosa


X-O MANOWAR (2017) #1 – Cover B by Kenneth Rocafort


X-O MANOWAR (2017) #1 – Interior Art by Tomas Giorello with Diego Rodriguez


X-O MANOWAR (2017) #1 – Interior Art by Tomas Giorello with Diego Rodriguez


X-O MANOWAR (2017) #1 – Interior Art by Tomas Giorello with Diego Rodriguez


X-O MANOWAR (2017) #1 – Interior Art by Tomas Giorello with Diego Rodriguez


X-O MANOWAR (2017) #1 – Interior Art by Tomas Giorello with Diego Rodriguez


X-O MANOWAR (2017) #1 – Interior Art by Tomas Giorello with Diego Rodriguez


X-O MANOWAR (2017) #1 – Interior Art by Tomas Giorello with Diego Rodriguez


X-O MANOWAR (2017) #2 – Cover A by Lewis LaRosa


X-O MANOWAR (2017) #2 – Cover B by Kenneth Rocafort


X-O MANOWAR (2017) #2 – X-O Manowar Icon Variant by Kaare Andrews


X-O MANOWAR (2017) #2 – Interior Art by Tomas Giorello with Diego Rodriguez

X-O MANOWAR (2017) #2 – Interior Art by Tomas Giorello with Diego Rodriguez


X-O MANOWAR (2017) #2 – Interior Art by Tomas Giorello with Diego Rodriguez

X-O MANOWAR (2017) #2 – Interior Art by Tomas Giorello with Diego Rodriguez


X-O MANOWAR (2017) #1-3 – Interlocking Covers by Mico Suayan

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NORMANDY GOLD #1 preview

First Comics News - Thu, 03/23/2017 - 17:14
NORMANDY GOLD #1 Writers: Alison Gaylin and Megan Abbott Artists: Steve Scott FC • 32pp • $3.99 • On Sale: June 14, 2017   When her younger sister is found at the center of a brutal murder case, tough-as-nails Sheriff Normandy Gold is forced to dive headfirst into the seedy world of 1970s prostitution.    Written by bestselling crime fiction stalwarts Alison Gaylin (What Remains Of Me, Into Darkness) and Megan Abbott (You Will Know Me, Dare Me) with stunning artwork by Steve Scott (Batman, X-Men Forever, JLA).    ​Cover A: Fay Dalton   Cover B: Steve Scott   Cover C: Alex Shabao   Cover D: Kody Chamberlain   Cover E: Elias Chatzoudis   Interior art: Steve Scott 

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