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RICH REVIEWS: Wrestlemania 2017 Special # 1

First Comics News - Sun, 03/26/2017 - 01:19

Title: Wrestlemania 2017 Special # 1
Publisher: BOOM! Comics
Writers: various
Artists: various
Cover by: Rob Schamberger
What If? Variant Cover by: Jim Rugg
Fight Card Variant Cover by: Adam X Vass
Wondercon Exclusive Cover by: Rahzzah
Price: $ 7.99 US
Rating: out of 5 stars
Website: www.boom-studios.com
Comments: “Ladder Match” Written by Box Brown, illustrated by Jorge Corona, colored by Gabriel Cassata and lettered by Jim Campbell.
Its Razor Ramon vs the Heartbreak Kid. They have one hard hitting match. The match has the two opponents talking to each other and it will make you laugh. The art comes across as rough. It could be more clear in the details.
“The Long Con” Written by Dennis Hopeless, illustrated by Dan Mora, colored by Joana LaFuente and lettered by Jim Campbell.
This story is about TTT Hunter Hearst Helmsley. He has a plan for the future. The art is gorgeous as it illustrates him and Stephanie.
“The New Day’s Optimestic Odyssey-Part 3” Written by Ross Thibodeaux, illustrated by Rob Guillory, colored by Taylor Wells and lettered by Jim Campbell.
The New Day have one magical adventure. They end up facing dark unicorns and it is going to be a battle for the ages. The art is done in a cute style. The human unicorns are something else to see.
“You’re Good, But…” Written by Aubrey Sitterson, illustrated by Kendall Goode and lettered by Jim Campbell.
Daniel Bryan does not look as if he would do great in the WWE he is so small. He proves them all wrong. Daniel Bryan was one of the greats. He is well drawn here. His body is illustrated muscular.
“The Kevin Owens Comic” Story by Andy Belanger and Andrew Stott, written by Andrew Stott, illustrated by Andy Belanger, colored by Dee Cunniffe and lettered by Jim Campbell.
Here we see Kevin Owens life growing up and in wrestling. We see Kevin and Sami fighting. The way Kevin is shown as not just a wrestler is great so you get to know about him as a person to. The art shows him off just as he looks in real life.

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RICH REVIEWS: Toronto Comics Anthology Vol. 1

First Comics News - Sat, 03/25/2017 - 14:53

Title: Toronto Comics Anthology Vol. 1
Publisher: TO Comix
Writers: various
Artists: various
Edited by: Steven Andrews, Nelson da Roca, and Miike Something
Cover Pencils and Inks by: Adam Gorham
Cover Colours by: Paris Alleyne
Price: $ 9.99 CDN
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
Website: www.tocomix.com
Comments: This comic is made by comic writers and artists from Toronto, Ontario, Canada. This anthology has a collection of eleven stories.
You just have to read the Foreword in this book. Ty Templeton could not have written it better. If this does not make you want to read this nothing will and believe me this will.
“Blackout” Written by Miike Something and art by Todd Sullivan.
Two boys decide to play a new video game. They get far more than they expected out of it. The story has excitement and chills. Plus we see a friendship grow. It is all presented so wonderfully and with beautiful art that shows off all the characters so well.
“The Perfect Gold Heist of 1952” Written by Christopher Bird and illustrated by Nick Hendricks.
This is a short two page story based on real events. The art is basic with no frills. The art does show a sinister man in the shadows.
“The Tale of the Eyeball Tree” Story by Oliver Ho and drawings by Brice Hall.
This is one weird story filled with magic and love. Gorgeous art portrays the trees and you will definitely feel for the little girl. She is so wonderful.
“Brutal” Story by Mark Foo and art by David Oxley.
Have you ever wondered what the true purpose of all the concrete and steel buildings in Toronto are? Be careful what you find out because you just may not want to know. The art does set the atmosphere for this story and it is well written.
“WTF at the CNE” Written by Christopher Bird and illustrated by Greg Jensen.
The CNE had a lot of weird shows and competitions. Yes they are or were all real. The water skiing elephant is draw cute and looking afraid.
“The Ghost of Maple Leaf Gardens” Written by Steven Andrews and art by Xan Grey.
This is a touching story about a ghost. The poor thing. The ghost buster here is just a man who knows what he is doing. Beautiful art illustrates this fine story.
“The Cheese Poems of James McIntye” Written by Christopher Bird and art by Adam Prosser.
James McIntye really did write poems about cheese. He is shown as a man who loved his work. He is drawn with a fun look on his face.
“Different Times” Story by Nelson da Rocha and art by Stephany Lein.
This story is about super-heroes. Super-heroes from the future visit ones in the past. The art does showcase each one well. The ones in the past we see are sexist, racist and just not nice guys by modern standards.
“The Bathing Suit Trails of 1936” Script and inks by Christopher Bird and pencils by Kelvin Sue.
From 1936 to 1938 men could not go swimming topless. They could go topless as long as they did not swim. Nice simple art accompanies this story.
“The Scottish Play” Written and illustrated by B.C. Holmes.
Jamie here is shown as such a courageous young man. He does what is right for him even knowing how others will react to it. Jamie in the drawings is a brave soul.
“Doors Into Darkness” Story by Daniel Reynolds and art by Kelvin Sue.
Dennis meets Rui. The art is nice and clean looking, the lines are solid. Dennis learns he has much more to do with his life tha being a janitor. Dennis is a good guy and on his way to becoming even better.
“The Disappearance of Ambrose Small” Written by Christopher Bird and illustrated by Leo Lee.
Ambrose Small in 1919 disappeared. His disappearance was real and it is still a mystery today what happened to him. The art is good and the story briefly tells you about Ambrose.
This collection of Toronto stories by people from Toronto is wonderfully presented.

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RICH REVIEWS: The Hidden Loch

First Comics News - Sat, 03/25/2017 - 14:52

Title: The Hidden Loch (GN)
Publisher: Penny-Farthing Productions, Inc.
Created and Written by: Marlaine Maddux
Pencils and Cover by: Claude St. Aubin
Inks: James Taylor
Colors: Mike Garcia
Editor: Jamie Luu Murphy
Conceptual Designer: Arron Blaze
Additional Scripter: Brian Nissen
Pages: 136
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
Website: www.pfproductions.com
Comments: The visuals are stunning, the underwater life is just teaming with fish and other creatures. The colours are so vibrant.
The individual characters each have a distinct personality. There is a whole society that lives underwater in the Loch and the Paddle Giants are its leaders.
Nessandra is our star character and a Paddle Giant yet still a child.
As one Paddle Giant surfaces to view the top world and tragedy strikes hard and fast.
Four years later the Institute of Cryptozoology, Scotland is operating.
Now things really get exciting as the underwater dwellers encounter the drywalkers.
Nessandra, Krakey, Zapp and Allura are on an adventure to save their people. They do face danger. A cave of spikes is not something you want to encounter. It is drawn as one menacing place.
The positive attitudes of the main characters will draw you in and have you routing for them.
Mer Madre is beautifully illustrated underwater and so full of sea life. Champ joins the team. He is also a paddle giant like Nessandra.
Allura and Nessandra are like two sisters and they share much of their lives together. You do get to see their bond grow.
Seeing Allura’s people and having her reunited with them and her family is so heartwarming. The Emperians are a race of mer-people.
The mind speaking word bubbles are done so cool. The purple really makes it stand out.
When enemies attack friends stand together. Even when enemies are in trouble the friends do the right thing. Its not about revenge its about helping and doing whats right.
So much emotions are within these pages. You will shed a tear in happiness. These creatures are definitely not monsters. The Loch does not contain any monsters but it does have lots and lots of good friends. This is a feel good story that is all ages

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UNITE THE LEAGUE – CYBORG

First Comics News - Sat, 03/25/2017 - 14:38

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 – 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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