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First Comics News - Sat, 02/24/2018 - 01:32

Jason Aaron talks about Mighty Thor #705, hitting shelves March 2018!


New York, NY—February 23, 2018 — For more than three years, Jason Aaron has been building Jane Foster’s story to its epic conclusion – and it all comes together in Mighty Thor #705! This March, don’t miss the final chapter of Thor’s journey, written by Jason Aaron and drawn by Russell Dauterman, as Mangog’s rampage threatens to bring about the end of Asgard as we know it – and the Goddess of Thunder herself.


Get the behind the scenes look at THE DEATH OF THE MIGHTY THOR #705 featuring writer Jason Aaron!


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In case you missed it, Marvel is also giving you the chance to dive into the epic final adventure for FREE with the oversized kick-off issue #700. Head to, enter the code THOR700 by Monday, February 26th, and start reading now! Don’t miss the opportunity to jump in on the story that has hooked fans and critics alike!

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BOOM! Studios Announces Emerald City Comic Con 2018 Exclusives & Signing Schedule

First Comics News - Sat, 02/24/2018 - 01:27

Los Angeles, CA (February 23, 2018) – BOOM! Studios unveiled their lineup of exclusive items and full signing schedule today for Emerald City Comicon (ECCC) 2018, which will take place at the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle, Wash., during March 1-4. BOOM! Studios will once again occupy the most prominent booth on the floor, #1002 on the SkyBridge, and offer can’t-miss limited edition exclusive items for sale including:

Adventure Time #20 variant cover by Trungles

Jim Henson’s Labyrinth: Coronation #1 variant cover by Ben Dewey

Mighty Morphin Power Rangers #24 variant cover by Adam Gorham

Mighty Morphin Power Rangers limited edition print by Goñi Montes

Rugrats #5 variant cover by Jay Fosgitt
Additionally, BOOM! Studios will feature a diverse array of opportunities to meet your favorite comic book creators and get your comics signed all weekend long, including:

Thursday, March 1st
11:00 AM-11:50 AM – Jay Fosgitt (Bodie Troll)
12:00 PM-12:50 PM – Kelly and Nichole Matthews (The Power of the Dark Crystal)
1:00 PM-1:50 PM – Kyle Higgins, Goñi Montes (Mighty Morphin Power Rangers)
2:00 PM-2:50 PM – Ryan North, Braden Lamb, Shelli Paroline (Adventure Time)
3:00 PM-3:50 PM – Olivia Olson (Voice of Marceline on Adventure Time)
4:00 PM-4:50 PM – Michael Kingston, Michel Mulipola (WWE)
5:00 PM-5:50 PM – Cara McGee, Josh Trujillo (Dodge City)
6:00 PM-6:50 PM – Royden Lepp (Rust)

Friday, March 2nd
11:00 AM-11:50 AM – Matt Kindt, Tyler Jenkins (Grass Kings)
12:00 PM-12:50 PM -Olivia Olson (Voice of Marceline on Adventure Time)
1:00 PM-1:50 PM – Chrystin Garland, Missy Pena (Steven Universe)
2:00 PM-2:50 PM – Kyle Higgins, Goñi Montes (Mighty Morphin Power Rangers)
3:00 PM-3:50 PM – Steve Cardenas (Mighty Morphin Power Rangers)
4:00 PM-4:50 PM – Olivia Olson (Voice of Marceline on Adventure Time)
5:00 PM-5:50 PM – Ayme Sotuyo, Maarta Laiho (Lumberjanes)
6:00 PM-6:50 PM – Sean Rubin (Bolivar)

Saturday, March 3rd
11:00 AM-11:50 AM – Olivia Olson (Voice of Marceline on Adventure Time)
12:00 PM-12:50 PM – Kyle Higgins, Goñi Montes (Mighty Morphin Power Rangers)
1:00 PM-1:50 PM – Steve Cardenas (Mighty Morphin Power Rangers)
2:00 PM-2:50 PM – Ayme Sotuyo, Maarta Laiho (Lumberjanes)
3:00 PM-3:50 PM – Olivia Olson (Voice of Marceline on Adventure Time)
4:00 PM-4:50 PM – Matt Kindt, Tyler Jenkins (Grass Kings)
5:00 PM-5:50 PM – Royden Lepp (Rust)
6:00 PM-6:50 PM – Sean Rubin (Bolivar)

Sunday, March 4th
11:00 AM-11:50 AM – Chrystin Garland, Missy Pena (Steven Universe)
12:00 PM-12:50 PM – Olivia Olson (Voice of Marceline on Adventure Time)
1:00 PM-1:50 PM – Kyle Higgins, Goñi Montes (Mighty Morphin Power Rangers)
2:00 PM-2:50 PM – Kelly and Nichole Matthews (The Power of the Dark Crystal)
3:00 PM-3:50 PM – Cara McGee, Josh Trujillo (Dodge City)
4:00 PM-4:50 PM – Jay Fosgitt (Bodie Troll)

Signing All Day, Every Day
David Yost (“Billy Cranston,” Mighty Morphin Power Rangers TV Series)
Goñi Montes (Mighty Morphin Power Rangers)
Lisa DuBois (Rugrats)

The previously announced programming lineup from BOOM! Studios at ECCC includes:

Thursday, March 1st
BOOM! Studios: Discover Yours at The Seattle Public Library
Time: 3:15-4:15PM | Location: Microsoft Auditorium, Seattle Public Library (1000 4th Ave, Seattle, WA 98104)

Tailored specifically for librarians and educators, join us for an introduction to comic book and graphic novel publisher BOOM! Studios as they discuss their diverse titles produced under four distinct imprints (BOOM! Studios, Archaia, BOOM! Box, and KaBOOM!), from quality licensed books to captivating originals. Featuring Matt Kindt (Grass Kings), Tyler Jenkins (Grass Kings), Josh Trujillo (Dodge City), Cara McGee (Dodge City), Lisa DuBois (Rugrats), Royden Lepp (Rust) and Sean Rubin (Bolivar). Moderated by Dafna Pleban (Editor, BOOM! Studios).

Friday, March 2nd
Lumberjanes: The Hardcore Lady Type Panel
Time: 4:00-5:00pm | Location: TCC L3-R1

BOOM! Studios’ Lumberjanes is one of the biggest success stories in comics—and their biggest adventures yet are coming in 2018! Join co-creator Brooklyn Allen, Mariko Tamaki (Lumberjanes: Unicorn Power), series artist Ayme Souyo, series colorist Maarta Laiho and series editor Dafna Pleban to celebrate entering Year Five of Miss Qiunzella Thiskwin Penniquiqul Thistle Crumpet’s Camp for Hardcore Lady Types!

Saturday, March 3rd
BOOM! Studios: Discover Yours
Time: 1:30-2:30pm| Location: TCC L3-R1

The world of BOOM! Studios has grown bigger than ever before, meaning there’s a comic book for every kind of fan – and this is the panel to Discover Yours! Join Kyle Higgins (Mighty Morphin Power Rangers), Josh Trujillo (Dodge City), Cara McGee (Dodge City), Ryan Ferrier (Rocko’s Modern Life), Lisa DuBois (Rugrats), Sean Rubin (Bolivar), Royden Lepp (Rust), and Matt Gagnon (Editor-in-Chief, BOOM! Studios) as they reveal all the big news from the diverse imprints of BOOM! Studios, BOOM! Box, KaBOOM! and Archaia, along with some special surprises for every fan in attendance. Moderated by Filip Sablik (President of Publishing & Marketing, BOOM! Studios).

Sunday, March 4th
Creating the World of Mouse Guard
Time: 1:30-2:30 | Location: WSCC 604

Discover the secrets behind building the world of Mouse Guard, one of the most successful new comics of the past decade, straight from creator David Petersen! Mouse Guard is in development as a feature film by 20th Century Fox, but before that, David crafted a world for the graphic novel series with a sense of history, materials, arts, values, architecture, culture, and language. Explore the past, present, and future of The New York Times bestselling series that everyone’s talking about, from comic books to coloring books and more! Moderated by Cameron Chittock (Editor, BOOM! Studios).

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First Comics News - Sat, 02/24/2018 - 01:24

Variant Covers Will Showcase Cable Through The Years!

New York, NY—February 23, 2018 – Gear up for the Soldier of Fortune’s most colossal arc yet – with these Cable: Greatest Hits variants celebrating Cable’s past (and future) glory! From his original appearance by Rob Liefeld, to his time in the Age of Apocalypse, to his role as guardian of the Mutant Messiah, journey through the time-tossed mutant’s history with these covers by top creators Ryan Stegman, Mike Spicer, Ariel Olivetti, Chris Burnham and more to be announced!

Look for Cable’s variant covers on the following titles:

1. CABLE #155 by RYAN STEGMAN AND MIKE SPICER on-sale March 21st!

2. CABLE #156 by ARIEL OLIVETTI on-sale April 18th!

3. CABLE #157 by CHRIS BURNHAM on-sale May 16th!



The first CABLE VARIANT COVER hits comic shops March 21th. Don’t miss your chance to collect all five!

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ARCHIE #29 unlettered preview

First Comics News - Sat, 02/24/2018 - 01:08

The Blossom family secret has erupted, taking all of Riverdale by surprise—and that includes Cheryl and Jason! What’s the truth about their long-lost father?
Script: Mark Waid, Ian Flynn
Art: Audrey Mok, Kelly Fitzpatrick, Jack Morelli
Cover: Audrey Mok
Variant Covers: Pete Woods (B), Pete Woods (C)
On Sale Date: 3/21
32-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S.

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First Comics News - Fri, 02/23/2018 - 15:54

Missoula, MO (2/22/2018) – Vault Comics announced their 2018 Emerald City Comic Con lineup of exclusive items, creator signings, panels, and live stage interviews. This year marks Vault’s one year anniversary, and to celebrate, the publisher is pulling out all of the stops with an expansive presence at the convention. Emerald City Comic Con attendees can find Vault at booth #1601 on the show floor.

BOOTH #1601


In 1997, a group of teenagers discovers a treasure of immeasurable wealth. Fearing that their newfound fortune will be stolen from them, they make a pact: One day they’ll all come back as adults, divide their riches, and live happily ever after. Now…fifteen years later, they have returned. Not to uncover a fortune, but to bury a friend. From Eliot Rahal (Ninjak vs. The Valiant Universe, The Paybacks) & Felipe Cunha (Flash Gordon, Turok) comes the first full-length series in the much-anticipated Cult Classic Universe!



NY Times Best-selling author, Kevin J. Anderson (NAVIGATORS OF DUNE; TALES OF THE JEDI), and veteran screenwriter and producer, Steven L. Sears (XENA: WARRRIOR PRINCESS) craft a tale of survival in STALAG-X. Joe Human—is taken to a harsh P.O.W. camp on a distant planet where he will be examined, tortured, and forced to endure experiments that rip into his very mind, as the alien Krael seek to answer the question: What is human? A question that, in their hellish situation, the prisoners are finding harder to answer.

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PREVIEWS Flips with New Updates in April, May Issues

First Comics News - Fri, 02/23/2018 - 15:48

April Sees New Comics Section. Flipped Toys & Merchandise, and a New Manga Section

May Features Launch of Digital Version of PREVIEWS, New Separate DC Publication



(Baltimore, MD) — (February 22, 2018) — Diamond Comic Distributors, the largest distributor of English language comics, graphic novels, and related pop culture merchandise, has announced that it will be making several changes to its PREVIEWS magazine with the April and May 2018 issues.

In the April edition of PREVIEWS, retailers and consumers will see a new combined section for print merchandise, as prose books and magazines will be merged with comics and graphic novels to create a larger print section, titled “Comics, Graphic Novels & Print.”

Following the new “Comics, Graphic Novels & Print” section will be the return of a “Manga” section, added as a result of the resurgence and growth of the genre. The new section rolls out at the same time PREVIEWS features “Manga Month” as its April catalog theme. Accordingly, the April issue will feature an essential list of manga titles for readers to pick up, interviews with manga creators, as well as a backlist stock-up sale for retailers.

Additionally, starting in April, the toys and merchandise sections will be flipped with the PREVIEWS back cover. All information regarding toys and merchandise, including new products from premier toy vendors like Diamond Select Toys, DC Collectibles, and Eaglemoss, will be easily accessible by flipping the book over and starting from the back cover.

“The April issue is jam packed with new and exciting changes!” said PREVIEWS Editor, Marty Grosser. “We’re making the comic shop’s catalog a better read for fans, as well providing a better value. Readers are truly going to flip for PREVIEWS!”

In the May edition, more changes come to PREVIEWS as upcoming titles for DC Comics will no longer be included in the PREVIEWS catalog. Instead, DC Comics will be publishing a separate DC PREVIEWS catalog which will be included free of charge, with the purchase of PREVIEWS.

“For PREVIEWS readers, that means you’ll receive a copy of PREVIEWS, DC PREVIEWS, Marvel PREVIEWS, and the Image Plus magazine—all for the price of $3.99!” commented Grosser.

May will also feature the launch of the much-anticipated digital version of PREVIEWS, available through a special PREVIEWSworld app. Each print version of PREVIEWS will include an access code for a free digital version of the catalog, and consumers can purchase digital only version of PREVIEWS from Digital pricing and additional info are set to be announced in the coming months.


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Exploration, Hold the Violence

Sorcerer's Skull - Fri, 02/23/2018 - 12:00
It's a common reframe that old school games are less about killing that later D&D. This idea is supported by an experience system that favors treasure acquisition over killing. Still, the idea of killing something and taking its stuff, or the description of characters as "murderhobos" seems pretty ingrained.

A fair amount of fantasy fiction suggests a different approach. The characters in the short stories that make up Vance's Dying Earth are not adverse to employing violence, but it isn't their first resort, nor are an of them warriors by trade.The number of kills attributable to the protagonists in these stories is pretty low. A number of Clark Ashton Smith stories are similar, as is Lovecraft's Dream-Quest of Unknown Kadath, just to name a few.

I wonder if the sort of adventure found in these stories would be adventurous enough for players accustom to heavy monster slaying? I think it would be interesting to really focus on the exploration and social encounters (and a bit of treasure). It would challenge both players and DMs in a sort of different way. The XP system as currently constituted doesn't necessarily support this (5e has a variant that might, but it's fairly loose), but I think it's worth thinking about.


First Comics News - Fri, 02/23/2018 - 09:39

(W) Dave Franchini (A) Bong Dazo
It’s Belle vs Beast in this penultimate issue! Belle faces the deadliest battle of her life and what she discovers will change everything!
In Shops: May 16, 2018
SRP: $3.99

(W) Ben Meares
The tales of Route 66 and its phantom toll booth are of the stuff of legend. Four friends on their way to Spring Break are going to find out that sometimes there is horrifying truths to those stories.
In Shops: May 09, 2018
SRP: $3.99


(W) Joe Brusha, Ralph Tedesco, Patrick Shand (A) Michele Bandini
Last year, Liesel Van Helsing was attacked by an evil from her father’s past… but she survived, and has moved on with her life. Besides becoming the name that vampires in the tri-state area fear, she’s also found love – in, admittedly, the strangest places. However, when old friends come calling on her for help, she will find herself pulled into a final conflict with the deadliest vampire of all time…
In Shops: May 18, 2016
SRP: $15.99


(W) Patrick Shand (A) Leonardo Colapietro, Roberta Ingranata (CA) Slamet Mujiono
Liesel Van Helsing has dedicated her life to keeping the streets of New? York City safe from the otherworldly threats that lurk in the night. However, when she teams up with a hunter
who is every bit as cunning as she is, the very nature of the hunt is thrown into question. With the tables turned, and Helsing now on the run from an unstoppable foe, she must unite with the creatures of darkness if she wishes to survive. Collects Van Helsing vs. Frankenstein #1-5.
In Shops: Aug 16, 2017
SRP: $19.99

(W) Joe Brusha
As a long hidden tribe of trolls living beneath New York City prepares to attack the humans who live above Skye and Samantha form an uneasy alliance with the Black Knight to try to stop them. Don’t miss Part 2 of 2 in the war against the trolls.
In Shops: May 02, 2018
SRP: $3.99



(W) Michael Dolce, Talent Caldwell (A) Tony Moy (A/CA) Talent Caldwell
The grisly homicide of renowned physicist Dr. Franklin Hodge sends Nate and Dex further down the inter-dimensional rabbit hole as the Keepers coming looking to rescue one of their own. Meanwhile, the Anti-Hodge makes his move and reveals the shocking secret behind his plan to take over The Mainstream.
In Shops: May 30, 2018
SRP: $3.99

(W) Howard Mackie
New Series Starts Here!
When a fiery explosion erupts in the ancient city of Petra, Jasmine races against the terrorist group THE FORTY THIEVES to prevent the shattered pieces of the Crown of Kings, an object that haunts her past from being reunited and unleashing an unearthly power on the world and all that she holds dear.
In Shops: May 02, 2018
SRP: $3.99

(W) Terry Kavanagh
Now that Merlin and Morgan’s true colors have been revealed, they won’t let the Musketeers stand in the way of their plans. The Musketeers are in for the fight of their lives– and their souls. Can they finally learn to work together as a team in time to save themselves, and the city of Philadelphia?
In Shops: May 23, 2018
SRP: $3.99

(W) Victoria Rau
With their numbers dwindling, Debbie still captive, and no way to get help, Pamela and the hikers attempt to turn the tables on their attackers, tracking them back to their labyrinthine lair. They must find a way to get inside… before Debbie runs out of time.
In Shops: May 23, 2018
SRP: $3.99

(W) Chuck Dixon (A) Julius Abrera
It’s party time Aztec style! And that means things are going to get messy! The San Diego social event of the year is here and the world will never be the same. Robyn’s new boyfriend is the master of ceremonies and is going to make it rain blood on the city by the sea. And Marian makes a desperate move to free Sam from the grip of a horror beyond the stars. It’s all building toward the wildest climax you’ll see this year!
In Shops: May 09, 2018
SRP: $3.99


(W) Patrick Shand (A) Marc Rosete (CA) Walter Pereyra
She has faced countless vampires including Dracula himself. She has defeated numerous monsters, including Frankenstein and the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, but now she’s about to face her greatest challenge yet. This time Liesel Van Helsing will face a powerful foe from ancient Egypt that has returned for vengeance… the Mummy of Amun-Ra. Collects #1-6.
In Shops: Nov 22, 2017
SRP: $19.99

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Towson Black Comic Book Mini Fest 02/24/2018

First Comics News - Fri, 02/23/2018 - 08:35

The 3rd Towson Black Comic Book Mini Fest

Free admission for all ages!

Join us at Towson University in Towson, MD as The East Coast Black Age of Comics Convention, Incorporated (ECBACC, Inc.), the region’s premiere “Black Comic Book Convention”, facilitates the third Towson Black Comic Book Mini-Fest. ECBACC, Inc., a 501(c)(3) literacy, arts and education organization, hosts a late winter Black comic book mini-festival celebrating positive and innovative images of Black super-powered characters in comic books, graphic novels, and sci-fi. The organization has effectively served as a regional and national connector of comic book industry professionals and emerging artists from sketchbook artists to graphic novelists. A select few of those professionals have been invited to Towson University.

All are welcome to join Towson University and ECBACC, Inc. free of charge to experience the acclaimed ECBACC STARS Workshops, the innovative and seminal Comic Book and Superhero-Creation Workshops, panels of comic book professionals, and superhero costume play (cosplay).

The 3rd Towson Black Comic Book Mini-Fest will be held Saturday, February 24, 2018, 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at Towson University’s College of Liberal Arts Building.

RSVP to let us know you’re coming

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SPIRALMIND #1 preview

First Comics News - Fri, 02/23/2018 - 08:19

Rabbi Solomon Rotblatt is called in the middle of the night for an urgent matter regarding a prominent citizen of the city. The urgent matter – to exorcise the demon of a possessed man. He is followed…by good and evil. The news he receives from the possessed man will shape the events to come. A rabbi performing exorcisms? What/Who is SPIRALMIND? What about the werewolves? Yes, werewolves! Find out all this and more in this Phi3 COMICS’ premier issue – SPIRALMIND #1: RABBI’S LAMENT
Written by Benito Perez and Matthew Rothblatt
Pencils Brian Robinson
Inks Brian Robinson
Cover by Bill Fountain
Lettered by Matthew Rothblatt
Edited by Matthew Rothblatt

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Coming Soon… Super-Sons/Dyno-Mutt Special #1

First Comics News - Fri, 02/23/2018 - 02:32

Here's a little surprise to ease the temporary pain. It's coming out the fifth week in May but didn't make Previews (will be in June issue of Previews). Super-Sons/Dyno-Mutt Special #1. 38 pages of our boys knocking heads with Dyno-Mutt and the Blue Falcon!

— Peter J. Tomasi (@PeterJTomasi) February 22, 2018

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First Comics News - Fri, 02/23/2018 - 02:10

Riverdale High’s new substitute teacher is very odd. Snubbed by the scientific community, he plans his revenge—on the students of Riverdale High! It’s going to take a team of people with some mighty powers to stop him. Archie Comics’ two most renowned superhero teams are going to meet up for the first time ever in this special mini-series! Features cover 1 of 2 special connecting main covers!
Script: Ian Flynn, David Williams, Gary Martin
Art: Kelsey Shannon, David Williams, Gary Martin, Jack Morelli
Cover: David Williams, Gary Martin, Kelsey Shannon – Connecting Cover 1
Variant Covers: David Williams – Pencil Variant, Tom Grummett
On Sale Date: 6/20
32-page, full color comic • $3.99 U.S.

… and the cover for issue #2

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First Comics News - Fri, 02/23/2018 - 01:57

The She-Devil with a Sword Fights Back-to-Back with the Lord of the Jungle in All-New Miniseries Illustrated by Walter Geovani, Beginning in May 2018

February 22, 2018, Mt. Laurel, NJ: Dynamite Entertainment is proud to announce that the acclaimed Red Sonja creative team of Gail Simone and Walter Geovani will reunite for the first-ever crossover between the Hyrkanian warrior and Edgar Rice Burroughs’ legendary Lord of the Jungle, Tarzan. Debuting its first issue in May, the Red Sonja / Tarzan series not only delivers high-stakes adventure to genre fans, but provides the fan-favorite writer of Birds of Prey, Secret Six, and Batgirl the opportunity to work with one of her favorite characters for the first time.

“It’s an odd thing about my career, especially being a female writer mostly known for superheroes, but I do get asked a lot to write these incredibly manly characters quite often, and the truth is that I just love them. I like stories that are bloody and sweaty. I love the dark night pulpy stuff. I can’t get enough and it’s a sure way to get me to work on a property,” says Gail Simone. “Tarzan is the king of them all to me. When I was a kid, I read every Edgar Rice Burroughs book I could find. They had these Neal Adams covers, or Frazetta, or someone equally wonderful. And I just fell into that world in the same way you might fall into Middle Earth. I loved the jungle aspects, the family stories, and I loved how Tarzan had to fend for himself at the start. It was just exhilarating to me.”

Red Sonja / Tarzan #1 unites the iconic heroine of swords-and-sorcery with the quintessential jungle adventurer in deadly conflict with Eson Duul – an evil man whose very name makes the powerful quake with fear. “I wanted a classic-style villain, something that would fit in with an ERB story or a Robert E. Howard story. And what we have is something that is kind of like a Tarzan gone wrong, someone who isn’t content just to dominate; he has to make his targets extinct from the Earth. He’s basically awful, and yet, he’s not completely unlike some real like people with too much power.”

Dynamite will celebrate the debut issue of Red Sonja / Tarzan #1 with a variety of cover options, including those illustrated by Adam Hughes (Catwoman), Jae Lee (Batman / Superman), Aaron Lopresti (Death of Hawkman), series artist Walter Geovani, and Sergio Davila (Wonder Woman).

Gail Simone began her writing career at Bongo Comics, home of The Simpsons, and entered mainstream comics with a run on Marvel Comics’ Deadpool. Perhaps best known for her groundbreaking runs on DC’s Birds of Prey, Secret Six, Wonder Woman, and Batgirl, she left an indelible mark on the Red Sonja franchise with the 2013 relaunch of the ongoing Red Sonja series, illustrated by Walter Geovani. Met with immediate critical acclaim and an impressive sell-out of its 35,000-unit first printing, Red Sonja’s success led to additional projects including Legends of Red Sonja, Swords of Sorrow (a crossover with dozens of Dynamite’s female characters including Vampirella and Dejah Thoris), and Conan / Red Sonja.

Regarding her collaboration with Geovani, Simone says, “Walter’s like me – we both love crossovers, and we feel downright possessive of Red Sonja. When he heard this was coming up, we agreed to put aside another project that we were working on for six months so he could draw this; he just wanted in so badly. Me, I’m ecstatic, because it’s honestly a bit difficult for me to write Sonja scripts for anyone but Walter. He just gets my scripts so perfectly. I adore him! And wait ‘til you see his Tarzan!”

“We are honored and humbled to welcome Gail and Walter back to the fold for this truly epic event,” says Nick Barrucci, CEO and Publisher of Dynamite Entertainment. “Gail’s exceptional talent at bringing out the multiple dimensions of a character — ferociousness and passion, cleverness and resolve – fits so perfectly with this project, I’m surprised that we haven’t published it sooner. We’re also thankful to our partners at Red Sonja, LLC and Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc. for making this dream team-up a reality!”

Red Sonja / Tarzan #1 will be solicited in Diamond Comic Distributors’ March Previews catalog, the premier source of merchandise for the comic book specialty market, and slated for release in May. Comic book fans are encouraged to reserve copies with their local comic book retailers. Red Sonja / Tarzan will also be available for individual customer purchase through digital platforms, courtesy of Comixology, Kindle, iBooks, Google Play, Dynamite Digital, iVerse, Madefire, and Dark Horse Digital.

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First Comics News - Fri, 02/23/2018 - 01:53

February 22, 2018, Mt. Laurel, NJ: Dynamite Entertainment is proud to announce their continuing exploration of a literary icon – and pop culture sensation – with Sherlock Holmes: The Vanishing Man, a new series written by experienced Holmes writers Leah Moore and John Reppion, illustrated by rising talent Julius Ohta, and featuring cover artwork by superstar artist John Cassaday (Astonishing X-Men, Star Wars).

“Sherlock Holmes is just such a great character and the world he inhabits is such a rich one. Even in the original stories, Arthur Conan Doyle was always hinting at all these other, as-yet-unrecorded adventures which he and Dr. Watson had already had. To be able to fill in some of those gaps with our own stories is a huge privilege, but also loads of fun,” say Moore and Reppion in a joint statement.

Sherlock Holmes: The Vanishing Man #1 introduces the curious case of Michael Williams, a reliable man at both work and home, who disappears without a trace from foggy old London Town. The famous consulting detective and his faithful companion Dr. Watson investigate, only to discover new dangers lurking around every corner!

“The Vanishing Man is a mystery a bit more in line with the Strand Magazine short stories which were collected in The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes,” say Moore and Reppion. “As ever, part of the fun is tying the whole thing into the existing Holmes chronology; working out which of the original stories comes before and after, and exactly what’s going in Holmes’ life and world at that time. We’ve always tried to stick to Arthur Conan Doyle’s version of Holmes as closely as possible.”

Leah Moore and John Reppion are a husband-and-wife writing team based in Liverpool, UK. Scripting comics together since 2003, the duo have written for the likes of 2000 AD, Dark Horse, DC Comics, Dynamite, and IDW. They have written established characters such as Doctor Who and Sherlock Holmes (The Trial of Sherlock Holmes, The Liverpool Demon), as well as creating their own. Together, they have faithfully adapted notable works by Lewis Carroll, H. P. Lovecraft, Bram Stoker, and M. R. James into comics and graphic novels. In addition, Moore and Reppion were consulting writers for Frogwares Games’ multi-platform adventure, Sherlock Holmes: Crimes & Punishments.

“Everyone loves a good mystery, and Leah and John are two of the best at crafting them. They launched our Sherlock Holmes brand in 2009 to critical acclaim (just as they did with our adaptations of Alice in Wonderland and Dracula), and we are eager to pour over their scripts for clues to the latest caper,” says Nick Barrucci, CEO and Publisher at Dynamite. “Add newcomer Julius Ohta as an accomplice and that beloved scalawag John Cassaday into the mix, and you have all the ingredients for a wild romp through Victorian England!”

Sherlock Holmes: The Vanishing Man #1 will be solicited in Diamond Comic Distributors’ March Previews catalog, the premier source of merchandise for the comic book specialty market, and slated for release in May. Comic book fans are encouraged to reserve copies with their local comic book retailers. Sherlock Holmes will also be available for individual customer purchase through digital platforms, courtesy of Comixology, Kindle, iBooks, Google Play, Dynamite Digital, iVerse, Madefire, and Dark Horse Digital.

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RICH REVIEWS: Adventures In Pulp Presents # 3: The Four Horsemen

First Comics News - Fri, 02/23/2018 - 01:51

Title: Adventures In Pulp Presents # 3: The Four Horsemen
Publisher: Adventures in Pulp
Created/Written by: Brett Harris
Art by: Matthew Gantt Childers
Colored by: Matthew Gantt Childers
Cover by: Matthew Gantt Childers
Lettered by: Matthew Gantt Childers
Price: $ .99 Digital
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
Comments: The story is told like a fairy tale as you read through it. There is a good Witch, an evil Wizard, and an evil King. The Wizard is shown very evilly as he tries to kill the Witch. So she calls the Five Horsemen. These Horsemen fight for honor, respect, reward, survival, Well the book says five but only four come.
These Four Horsemen are as different as can be which is a nice unique touch to the story.
The story does flow along smoothly and the art goes great with it. The Witch is drawn as a beautiful woman and the Horsemen as fighters one and all. The undead has a frightening look but not so much that a child could not read this.
The Fifth Horsemen we get a glimpse of. Will he join the others? He is an ominous looking being.
The story is only sixteen pages long so it is short. It makes good use though of those pages to deliver an action-packed and dramatic issue.

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First Comics News - Fri, 02/23/2018 - 01:42

Artist Phillip Sevy Returns to Join Writers Jackson Lanzing and Collin Kelly for “Tomb Raider: Inferno”

MILWAUKIE, Ore., (February 22, 2018)—Everyone’s favorite adventurer Lara Croft is back for a brand-new adventure in Tomb Raider: Inferno. Dark Horse and Crystal Dynamics are thrilled to welcome back veteran Tomb Raider artist Phillip Sevy for another globe-trotting adventure!

Sevy joins Tomb Raider: Survivor’s Crusade writers Jackson Lanzing (Gotham City Garage, Joyride, Hacktivist, Grayson) and Collin Kelly (Gotham City Garage, Joyride, Hacktivist, Grayson) as they continue Lara’s quest to uncover the secrets of an enigmatic criminal organization known as Trinity, even if it means following them to the ends of the earth. With Lara hot on their trail, Trinity is on high alert and armed with a new command officer, who is ready for any surprises Lara may have in store for them. It’s time for Lara Croft to come face to face with a side of Trinity she has never seen before.

Dark Horse’s Tomb Raider comics continue the story from the Rise of the Tomb Raider games from Crystal Dynamics. Tomb Raider: Inferno is designed to be a perfect jumping-on point for new readers.

Tomb Raider: Inferno #1 (of 4) goes on sale June 13, 2018 and is available for pre-order at your local comic shop.

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New ACTIONVERSE story arc features Midnight Tiger!

First Comics News - Fri, 02/23/2018 - 01:40

Writer(s): Ray-Anthony Height, Vito Delsante
Artist Name(s): Éric Van Elslande (art), Wilson Ramos, Jr. (colors), Justin Birch (letters)
Cover Artist(s): Éric Van Elslande
Variant Cover(s): Ray-Anthony Height
32 pgs./ T / FC

The long-awaited return of Midnight Tiger is here! Created by Ray-Anthony Height (X-MEN BLUE/SUPERB), ACTIONVERSE #7 is the beginning of a four-part story arc titled “STRONGER.” This new story arc will feature illustration by new artist Eric Van Elslande, colors by Wilson Ramos and scripts based on Height’s plots by Vito Delsante (STRAY).

New villains invade Apollo Bay and Gavin Shaw (aka Midnight Tiger) must balance his school life with these latest threats. And the legacy of the hero Lionsblood will change Gavin’s life forever!

Creator Ray-Anthony Height comments, “This new chapter in Midnight Tiger’s Actionverse history will be incredibly exciting! Guaranteed to bring in a whole new crop of readers.” Vito Delsante adds, “Don’t let the Teen Rating fool you; this is an all-ages comic with a lot of action and character.”

Get the first issue of the new story arc in a comic book store near you on April 25th, 2018. Use the following Diamond item codes to preorder the book:



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First Comics News - Thu, 02/22/2018 - 17:48

(W) Ian Boothby, Terry Delegeane, Tony Digerolamo, Dean Rankine (A) Mike Kazelah, Nina Matsumoto, Dean Rankine, Phil Ortiz (CA) Jason Ho, Andrew Pepoy, Nathan Kane
Springfield’s belligerent bartender takes his best shot at a one-shot! First, Moe and Barney go on an excellent time-traveling adventure in search of love… and beer! Then, Moe goes in search of his long-lost, evil twin brother. And Moe waxes nostalgic over his lucky bar rag. All this and more Mighty Moe tales await you!
In Shops: May 16, 2018
SRP: $3.99


(W) David Lewman, Max Davison (A) Hilary Barta (A/CA) Raul The Third
The secret formula is just part of what makes a Krabby Patty delicious. There is also The Method, SpongeBob’s crucial food prep procedure, and Squidward must learn it! But can he bear to study at the (cute) feet of a spongy sensei who drives him bonkers? Find out in “Method Madness”! Then in “Can’t Get Much Commoner,” King Neptune decides, perhaps unwisely, to learn about the simple pleasures of mortals by spending a day with two mortal simpletons-SpongeBob and Patrick. Also: Patrick decides to live the rest of his life in a kelp maze, and Mr. Krabs wants to win a place in the Underwater Book of Records. All this plus ocean facts by Maris Wicks and “SpongeFunnies” by James Kochalka!
In Shops: May 09, 2018
SRP: $3.99

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First Comics News - Thu, 02/22/2018 - 17:45

(W) M. M. Chen (A) Martin Montiel (A/CA) Joe Benitez, Mike Garcia
After a young friend shows up unexpectedly on her doorstep, Lady Mechanika finds herself on a globe-spanning trek filled with alchemy mysteries, secret societies, and scientific curiosities, while opposing forces race in search of the Tablet of Destinies, an ancient Sumerian artifact reputed to hold the knowledge of the Gods and the secrets of the Universe. Collects all 6 issues of the second Lady Mechanika mini-series, The Tablet of Destinies, in a special oversized format.
In Shops: May 02, 2018
SRP: $28.99

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First Comics News - Thu, 02/22/2018 - 17:34

(W) Terry Moore (A/CA) Terry Moore
The hunt for rogue Parker Girl Stephanie leads Katchoo to the moors of Scotland and a chilling game of cat and mouse. But things get complicated when she has a surprise visitor waiting at the hotel-Francine! The stakes have never been higher as Katchoo fights to save her family!
In Shops: May 30, 2018
SRP: $3.99

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