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THE FLASH #23 preview

First Comics News - Sat, 05/27/2017 - 07:22

THE FLASH #23
Written by JOSHUA WILLIAMSON • Art and covers by CARMINE DI GIANDOMENICO • Variant cover by HOWARD PORTER • “RUNNING SCARED” prelude! Barry Allen is at a crossroads. He’s lied to the woman he loves about his life as The Flash, and a rift is growing between him and his heroic young partner. Now, his greatest enemy has threatened to strike down everyone close to him! It’s time to make a tough choice that will launch The Flash into his most incredible mission yet: a siege on the 25th century stronghold of Eobard Thawne!
On sale MAY 31 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

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SHIRTLESS BEAR-FIGHTER PULLS NO PUNCHES WITH NUDE “BEARIANT” COVER

First Comics News - Sat, 05/27/2017 - 07:01
From writers Jody LeHeup (former editor of Uncanny X-Force, Deadpool, Quantum and Woody) and Sebastian Girner (editor of SOUTHERN BASTARDS, DEADLY CLASS, BLACK SCIENCE), newcomer artist Nil Vendrell, colorist Mike Spicer (HEAD LOPPER, MYTHIC), and letterer Dave Lanphear comes a modern tall tale for the ages. Image Comics is pleased to reveal a limited SHIRTLESS BEAR-FIGHTER #1 Nude variant (or shall we say, “beariant”?) cover.

After being betrayed by the bears that raised him, the legendary SHIRTLESS BEAR-FIGHTER wanders the forest he’s sworn to protect, fist-fighting bears, eating flapjacks, and being the angriest man the world has ever known! When wild-eyed, super-strong bears attack the citizens of Major City, Shirtless ventures into the human world to do what he does best… PUNCH THOSE BEARS IN THE FACE! But all is not as it seems. Someone is manipulating Shirtless… and only by confronting the demons of his past can Shirtless hope to save his future!

SHIRTLESS BEAR-FIGHTER is a an over-the-top action/comedy chock full of humor, colorful characters, larger-than-life battles, and high adventure. It’s the story of a wrathful man at war with himself, what happens when we allow anger to rule our lives, and what we can do to set things right.

The #WarOnBearror begins with SHIRTLESS BEAR-FIGHTER #1 available on Wednesday, June 21st. The final order cutoff deadline for retailers is Monday, May 29th.

  • SHIRTLESS BEAR-FIGHTER #1 Cover A Robinson (Diamond Code APR170718)
  • SHIRTLESS BEAR-FIGHTER #1 Cover B Fowler (Diamond Code APR170719)
  • SHIRTLESS BEAR-FIGHTER #1 Cover C Suriano (Diamond Code APR170720)
  • SHIRTLESS BEAR-FIGHTER #1 Cover D Nude Beariant (Diamond Code APR178205)

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RICH REVIEWS: Agent of PACT # 1

First Comics News - Sat, 05/27/2017 - 06:52

Title: Agents of Pact # 1
Publisher: Chapterhouse
Written by: Kalman Andrasofszky & Blake Northcott
Pencils & Inks by: Federica Manfredi
Colors by: Caroline Nolasco
Cover by: Sanya Anwar
Letters by: Andrew Thomas
Price: $ 3.99 US
Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
Website: www.chapterhouse.ca
Comments: La Fleur De Lys aka Manon Deschamps is illustrated beautifully in her super-hero outfit. This peak at her past gives you a look at her personality and who she used to be and still is as in the present she leads Pact.
Manon and her team are investigating a breach. Something has come through and is free in Canada.
Marla one of Manon’s team has unique abilities. She controls liquid gold. It is a nice visual as she uses her power to create more arms for herself like tentacles.
Vin an alien is beautifully illustrated with lovely colors and a vivid imagine created it.
Redcoat joins the team of Pact. She is its field leader.
The team is coming together nicely. Manon makes for one great leader as her personality definitely suits the role.
Agents of Pact are investigators of the unknown and alien.

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RICH REVIEWS: Freelance # 3

First Comics News - Sat, 05/27/2017 - 06:52

Title: Freelance # 3
Publisher: Chapterhouse
Writer: Jim Zub and Andrew Wheeler
Illustrator: Vaneda Vireak and Cindy Leong
Letters: Andrew Thomas
Cover: Alex Perkins
Price: $ 3.99
Rating: 2 out of 5 stars
Website: www.Chapterhouse.ca
Comments: Lance, Tasha and John spring into action as Apollyon strikes. Lance has strength, speed, and invulnerability and he is a mystery.
Apollyon is not drawn overly striking but she is written as evil. She wants Lance and will go through John to get him.
Lance and Tasha launch an attack to save John and the world from Apollyon.
The art is good enough and the technology Tasha uses is illustrated so nicely. The story though needs more to it. Plus the more we know about the characters the more we will care what happens to them.
There are some interesting moments with Apollyon and Lance. They will peak your interest.

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RICH REVIEWS: Freelance # 2

First Comics News - Sat, 05/27/2017 - 06:51

Title: Freelance # 2
Publisher: Chapterhouse
Writer: Jim Zub and Andrew Wheeler
Illustrator: Vaneda Vireak and Cindy Leong
Letters: Andrew Thomas
Cover: Alex Perkins
Price: $ 3.99
Rating: 2 out of 5 stars
Website: www.Chapterhouse.ca
Comments: There are whispers. The story though does not explain itself at all.
We are shown the main characters and they do come across as interesting.
Apollyon has Whisper and these two characters are written so as to get you wanting to know more about them. Apollyon is after power.
The team Lance, Tasha and John are out to stop Apollyon.
Some military men are brought in but who they are and what plans they have is not revealed. Apollyon may be using them but again we are not told for sure.
There is little action and not much story here. The characters are the main part and yes they are great.
Apollyon herself is a mystery in some aspects and it will be great to learn more about her and her plans. She does just reek of evil.

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The Hey Kids Comics Radio Show – Episode 61

First Comics News - Sat, 05/27/2017 - 05:07
The Hey Kids Comics Radio Show – Episode 61

Dan, Marty and Sam dive into the early solicitations for August and they find a whack of Kirby goodness. Sam runs down a few books he liked this week while Martin and Dan sat in envy having not been able to get to the Not So Local Comic Shop in a few weeks. And who has been hiding the Shirtless Bear Fighter from Marty!!!

If you are interested in older episodes please head to http://heykidscomics.ca !

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SPENCER & LOCKE #2 preview

First Comics News - Fri, 05/26/2017 - 20:51
SPENCER & LOCKE #2
Written by DAVID PEPOSE
Art by JORGE SANTIAGO, JR.
Colors by JASEN SMITH
Lettering by COLIN BELL
Cover A by JORGE SANTIAGO, JR.
Cover B by MAAN HOUSE

Action Lab’s noir mashup of Calvin and Hobbes and Sin City continues in SPENCER & LOCKE #2! Spencer and Locke’s investigation leads them to the seedy nightclub known as the Red Rose — but what kind of power does the Red Rose’s owner hold over Locke? Meet Ramona Sinclair — and if this femme fatale doesn’t do these gumshoes in, a death-defying car chase just might. The second installment of David Pepose and Jorge Santiago, Jr.’s pitch-black love letter to Watterson and Miller will arrive in comic shops and digital devices May 31!

$3.99 | 22 pgs. | Action Lab: Danger Zone | T+ | On sale MAY 31

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CGC to Offer Limited-Time Signature Series Grading for SECRET WEAPONS #1 VALIANT VALIDATED SIGNATURE SERIES EDITION

First Comics News - Fri, 05/26/2017 - 18:16

Valiant is proud to announce that the Certified Guarantee Company (CGC) will now accept and certify all copies of the SECRET WEAPONS #1 VALIANT VALIDATED SIGNATURE SERIES (VVSS) edition with the official CGC Signature Series label if they are received within 90 days of the issue’s June 28th, 2017 on-sale date!

Featuring virgin cover art by series artist Raul Allen, a hand-written signature in gold ink from Academy Award-nominated writer Eric Heisserer, and an official VVSS embossed seal, all copies of the SECRET WEAPONS #1 VALIANT VALIDATED SIGNATURE SERIES edition must be received by CGC by September 27th, 2017 in order to qualify for official CGC Signature Series certification. Collectors and fans, please note: the signed Valiant Certificate of Authenticity included with each copy will not be encased with the graded comic and can remain with its owner. Copies received after September 27th, 2017 are ineligible for a CGC Signature Series label and will be graded at CGC’s discretion. This follows a precedent set by CGC for the Walking Dead #100 Retailer Appreciation Lucille Variant Cover signed by Robert Kirkman.

The SECRET WEAPONS #1 VALIANT VALIDATED SIGNATURE SERIES edition will be strictly limited to the number of qualifying retailer orders. Contact your local retailer today to reserve your copy.

Established in 1993 with the release of RAI AND THE FUTURE FORCE #9, the VALIANT VALIDATED SIGNATURE SERIES is a high-end, special treatment given to limited-edition copies of some of Valiant’s most prominent releases – issued and authenticated by Valiant itself and signed by members of each series’ respective creative team. The VALIANT VALIDATED SIGNATURE SERIES was a hallmark of the original Valiant Universe and would go on to adorn some of the publisher’s most renowned releases with signatures from legendary industry talents, including Sean Chen, Dick Giordano, Bob Layton, John Ostrander, Don Perlin, Bart Sears, and more.

Launching into comic shops worldwide on June 28th, SECRET WEAPONS #1 – the FIRST ISSUE of THE MUST-READ NEW SERIES from Academy Award-nominated writer Eric Heisserer (screenwriter of the international smash-hit ARRIVAL and the upcoming BLOODSHOT and HARBINGER feature films from Sony Pictures) and visionary artist Raul Allen (WRATH OF THE ETERNAL WARRIOR) with Patricia Martin (BLOODSHOT REBORN)! Be there as Valiant’s most important new series of the summer joins THE ROAD TO HARBINGER WARS 2 – the publisher’s seismic 2018 crossover event – as Livewire steps into the fore to lead an extraordinary new team of Harbinger Foundation escapees…and reveals a hidden, high-stakes corner of the Valiant Universe never before explored…

The government has dispatched Amanda McKee – the technopath codenamed Livewire – to investigate the ruins of a secret facility formerly run by Toyo Harada, the most powerful telepath on Earth and her former mentor. In his quest for world betterment at any cost, Harada sought out and activated many potential psiots like himself. Those who survived, but whose powers he deemed to have no value to his cause, were hidden away at this installation. But Livewire, having studied Harada’s greatest strengths and learned his deepest weaknesses, senses opportunity where he once saw failure. A young girl who can talk to birds… A boy who can make inanimate objects gently glow… To others, these are expensive disappointments. But, to Livewire, they are secret weapons…in need of a leader. Now, as a mechanized killer called Rex-O seeks to draw them out, Livewire and her new team of cadets will be forced to put their powers into action…in ways they never could have imagined…

This summer, find out for yourself why critics are heralding Eric Heisserer and Raul Allen’s spectacular vision of power and purpose at the epicenter of the Valiant Universe as one of 2017’s essential new series.
On June 28th, the secret is out as Eric Heisserer – the Oscar-nominated screenwriter of ARRIVAL – and Raul Allen and Patricia Martin – the Harvey Award-nominated art team behind WRATH OF THE ETERNAL WARRIOR – send Livewire and Valiant’s newest team of upstarts charging into a tooth-and-nail fight for survival in SECRET WEAPONS #1 (of 4) ­– featuring covers by Raul Allen (NINJAK), Jelena Kevic-Djurdjevic (Thor), Roberto De La Torre (Daredevil), and Bryan Hitch (The Authority)!

And don’t miss your chance to qualify for limited-time CGC Signature Series certification for the SECRET WEAPONS #1 VALIANT VALIDATED SIGNATURE (VVSS) edition – only available until September 27th, 2017!

SECRET WEAPONS #1 (of 4)
Written by ERIC HEISSERER
Art by RAÚL ALLÉN with PATRICIA MARTIN
Cover A by RAÚL ALLÉN (APR172108)
Cover B by JELENA KEVIC-DJURDJEVIC (APR172109)
Variant Cover by ROBERTO DE LA TORRE (APR172112)
Variant Cover by BRYAN HITCH (APR172113)
Valiant Validated Signature Series Edition by RAÚL ALLÉN (Individually Signed by ERIC HEISSERER) (FEB178016)
Blank Cover Also Available (APR172111)
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | VALIANT PRESTIGE | T+ | On Sale JUNE 28th (FOC – 6/5/17)

SECRET WEAPONS #2 (of 4)
Written by ERIC HEISSERER
Art by RAÚL ALLÉN with PATRICIA MARTIN
Cover A by RAÚL ALLÉN (MAY171963)
Cover B by MARGUERITE SAUVAGE (MAY171964)
Variant Cover by ROBERTO DE LA TORRE (MAY171965)
Variant Cover by BEN TEMPLESMITH (MAY171966)
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | VALIANT PRESTIGE | On Sale JULY 19th (FOC – 6/26/17) SECRET WEAPONS #1 (of 4) VALIANT VALIDATED SIGNATURE SERIES EDITION – Cover Art by Raul Allen
SECRET WEAPONS #1 (of 4) – Cover A by Raul Allen

SECRET WEAPONS #1 – Interior Art by Raul Allen with Patricia Martin

SECRET WEAPONS #1 – Interior Art by Raul Allen with Patricia Martin


SECRET WEAPONS #1 – Interior Art by Raul Allen with Patricia Martin

SECRET WEAPONS #1 – Interior Art by Raul Allen with Patricia Martin

SECRET WEAPONS #1 – Interior Art by Raul Allen with Patricia Martin

SECRET WEAPONS #1 – Interior Art by Raul Allen with Patricia Martin

SECRET WEAPONS #1 – Interior Art by Raul Allen with Patricia Martin


Valiant Validated Signature Series – Checklist

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Best Review Ever! AGENTS OF PACT #2

First Comics News - Fri, 05/26/2017 - 15:58

TITLE: AGENTS OF PACT #2
PUBLISHER: Chapterhouse
WRITER: Kalman Andrasofszky & Blake Northcott
ILLUSTRATOR: Federica Manfredi
COLOR: Caroline Nolasco
LETTERS: Andrew Thomas
EDITOR: Allison O’Toole
COVER: Bella Rachlin
PRICE: $3.99
RATING:
WEBSITEChapterhouse.ca
SUMMARY: Barely functioning as a team yet, and the Agents are already outnumbered and outgunned by an army of souped-up Equilibrium agents headed by the Steeltown Hammer! Who can even the score? Spoilers: it’s Kebec.
COMMENTS: This issue brings Kebec back into the story. The focus is mostly on Marla Ritchie as she learns to control her Gold Girl abilities. Redcoat gives the full feel of a Captain Canuck story without Captain Canuck in it. Not sure how this whole no Captain Canuck experiment is going for Chapterhouse, but I miss Captain Canuck and can’t wait for his return. This is a good filler story while building space between the last Captain Canuck series and the next one. If you compare the Chapterverse to the Marvel Universe Captain Canuck is Captain America, Human-Lizard is Spider-Man and Agents of PACT are Agents of SHIELD. It’s not that you don’t have superheroes in the comic, you have Fleur de Lys, Redcoat and Gold Girl but the story is more about mission and procedure. The action in this story revolves around rescue and science and less fighting but there is some of that too. All and all very enjoyable but I still miss Tom.

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On the Carpet at the Wonder Woman Premiere

First Comics News - Fri, 05/26/2017 - 14:58

 

DC hosted the ultimate gathering of celebrated comic book artists and writers prior to tonight’s premiere of Wonder Woman. Honoring the 75-year legacy of one of the most iconic DC Super Heroes of all time are (left to right) Jim Lee, Marguerite Bennett, Trina Robbins, Dan DiDio, Shea Fontana, Greg Potter, Steve Leialoha, Nicola Scott, Len Wein, Liam Sharp, Brian Azzarello, Cliff Chiang, Marc Andreyko, James Bonny, Tony Daniel.

Diane Nelson, President of DC Entertainment & President of Warner Bros. Consumer Products, joined DC Publishers Dan DiDio and Jim Lee, on the star-studded blue carpet before the movie premiere at The Pantages Theatre in Hollywood.

DC Entertainment President & Chief Creative Officer Geoff Johns joined fellow executive producer and Warner Bros. Co-President, Production Jon Berg on the carpet to celebrate Wonder Woman’s big screen debut.

Johns was reunited at the premiere with mentor and famed Superman director Richard Donner who brought the first-ever, big-budget superhero movie to theatres in 1978.

Gal Gadot returns as the title character in the epic action adventure Wonder Woman, hitting movie theaters around the world on June 2, 2017.  The film also stars Chris Pine, Robin Wright, Danny Huston, David Thewlis, Connie Nielsen and Elena Anaya.

Patty Jenkins directed the film from a screenplay by Allan Heinberg, story by Zack Snyder & Allan Heinberg and Jason Fuchs, based on characters from DC Entertainment.  Wonder Woman was created by William Moulton Marston.

The film is produced by Charles Roven, Zack Snyder, Deborah Snyder and Richard Suckle, with Stephen Jones, Geoff Johns, Jon Berg, Wesley Coller and Rebecca Steel Roven serving as executive producers.

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Lucha Underground Midseason Return Trailer | Returns May 31st

First Comics News - Fri, 05/26/2017 - 14:52

Lucha Underground airs Wednesdays at 8pm ET on El Rey Network.

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DOLLFACE VOLUME 1: Action Lab’s Best-Selling Witch Hunter

First Comics News - Fri, 05/26/2017 - 14:44

Collected for the First Time Ever and For a Whole New Fan Base!

DOLLFACE VOLUME 1
Writer(s): Dan Mendoza & Bryan Seaton
Artist Name(s): Dan Mendoza
Cover Artist(s): Dan Mendoza
128 pgs./ T+ / FC
$14.99

Bryan Seaton and Dan Mendoza’s DollFace series broke records and became Action Lab’s biggest debut series. Over 20,000 copies were preordered and the regular covers for DollFace #1 sold out and needed to be reprinted.

Now Seaton and Mendoza have decided to try something never before done at Action Lab. They are actually changing the content of the single issues as they are collected into the first volume to allow a teen audience to enjoy their original story. Now not only can the fans of Vampblade and Zombie Tramp enjoy the tales of Lila the Ball Jointed Witch Hunter, but with a teen plus rating on the collected edition it’s safe for teens age 15 and up.

When asked about this change, Seaton had this to say: “DollFace takes place in the Zombie Tramp universe, but we have noticed that many teens are drawn to the cuteness of the art and the story behind Lila. We wanted to have a version that they could enjoy as well.”

The first volume collects issues #1-4 of the ongoing series. It follows the adventures of Lila, a 17th century soul transported into a life size ball jointed doll created by a couple of MIT students in the present day. Now, Lila is hunting down the witches that killed her family.

DollFace Volume 1 will be available in comic book stores on July 5th, 2017. Order with Diamond item code MAY171011. Fans of Mendoza’s other work will be thrilled with this new addition to the Action Lab universe and newcomers will enjoy the action-packed and emotional story.

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Wizard World Breaks Out Anime Pavilion, New Initiatives In Philadelphia, June 1-4

First Comics News - Fri, 05/26/2017 - 14:33

Renewed Commitment To Anime Includes Special Category in Costume Contest, Maid Cafe, Interactive Game Shows, Added Programming, More Beginning At Pennsylvania Convention Center

PHILADELPHIA, May 26, 2017 – The vibrant, creative world of anime has for years been a part of Wizard World Comic Cons, from attendees’ cosplay to the variety of programming and exhibitors committed to the Japanese animation craft. Now, Wizard World, Inc. (OTCBB: WIZD) is unveiling a series of initiatives to bolster this popular element of its shows, beginning in Philadelphia, June 1-4.

Cosplayer extraordinaire and anime uber-enthusiast Super Kayce is leading the effort, introducing enhanced activities that Wizard World attendees can enjoy all weekend, including the Anime Pavilion, which features:

  • The return of the dedicated Anime category to the world famous Wizard World Costume Contest

  • Maid Cafe open all four days, provided by local cafe Moe Mahou Maid Cafe, with “maids” in full uniform with lots of personality

  • Interactive Anime & Pokemon game shows

  • Cosplay character Meet & Greet on Saturday in the Maid Cafe

  • Voice actors Lex Lang (“Kuzuki” in Fate Stay Night, “Maxie” in Pokemon Generations), Sandy Fox (“Haruna” in Durarara!x2, “Mina” and “Momiji” in Naruto) and Steve Blum (“Spike Spiegel” in Cowboy Bebop, “Zeb Orrelios” in Star Wars Rebels)

  • Anime vendors

  • Cosplay photo Meet-ups throughout the entire weekend!

“We have seen the influence and popularity of anime at Wizard World shows, so we are proud to enhance this area with a huge boost in offerings for fans of the genre,” said John D. Maatta, Wizard World President and CEO. “We will look to Kayce and anime enthusiasts for ways to help us make this an even better experience moving forward.”

Some of the planned future initiatives include a manga library for fans to share and view collections, a dedicated streaming anime room, anime gaming as part of Wizard World Gaming, hands-on workshops and more.

Wizard World Comic Con Philadelphia also features standout celebrities Jesse Eisenberg (Batman v Superman, The Social Network), Chuck Norris (The Delta Force, “Walker, Texas Ranger”), John Cusack (Say Anything…, Better off Dead…), Gene Simmons (KISS Frontman), Famke Janssen (X-Men, GoldenEye), Paul Bettany (A Beautiful Mind, The Avengers ), Guardians of the Galaxy stars Michael Rooker (“The Walking Dead”) and Sean Gunn (“Gilmore Girls”) and the “Riverdale” foursome of K.J. Apa, Lili Reinhart, Camila Mendes and Cole Sprouse among those scheduled to attend the comic con and pop culture extravaganza in Center City Philadelphia.

Wizard World Comic Con Philadelphia will also feature non-stop live entertainment, gaming, exclusive Q&A sessions with top celebrities, movie screenings hosted by stars and directors and more. The event is held in conjunction with the Wizard World Horror Festival. Additionally, there will be a screening of Rocky Horror Picture Show on Saturday, June 3, at 9 p.m., hosted by star Barry Bostwick.

Wizard World is the home of the most creative comics artists and writers on the planet. Artist Alley in Philadelphia will feature Guy Gilchrist (“Muppets,” “The Pink Panther”), Jordan Gibson (“Howard the Duck,” “Where is Jake Ellis?”), Phil Ortiz (“The Simpsons,” “Muppet Babies”), Tom Cook (“The Smurfs,” “He-Man”), Danny Fingeroth (“Spider-Man,” “Iron Man”), Victor Dandridge (“The Samaritan,” “Origins Unknown”), Bob Camp (“Ren and Stimpy,” “G.I. Joe”), Arthur Suydam (“Marvel Zombies,” “Deadpool”), Clinton Hobart (licensed Disney fine artist), Victor Dandridge (“The Samaritan”) and many others.

Wizard World Comic Con events bring together thousands of fans of all ages to celebrate the best in pop culture: movies, television, gaming, live entertainment, comics, sci-fi, graphic novels, toys, original art, collectibles, contests and more. The seventh event scheduled on the 2017 Wizard World calendar, Philadelphia show hours are Thursday, June 1, 4-9 p.m.; Friday, June 2, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Saturday, June 3, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sunday, June 4, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Kids 10 and under are admitted free with paid adult.

Wizard World Comic Con Philadelphia is also the place for cosplay, with fans young and old showing off their best costumes throughout the event. Fans dressed as every imaginable character – and some never before dreamed – will roam the convention floor and participate in the famed Wizard World Costume Contest on Saturday evening.

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LEGO Marvel Super Heroes 2: Official Full-Length Trailer

First Comics News - Fri, 05/26/2017 - 14:28

LEGO Marvel Super Heroes 2 is an all-new, epic adventure and sequel to the smash hit, LEGO Marvel Super Heroes. This original branching storyline, co-written by comic book veteran Kurt Busiek, transports players into a cosmic battle across a myriad of Marvel locations ripped from time and space into the incredible open hub world of Chronopolis. Packed with signature LEGO humor for fans of all ages, gamers will go head-to-head with the time-travelling Kang the Conqueror through Ancient Egypt, The Old West, Sakaar, New York City in 2099 and many other Marvel settings.

 

LEGO Marvel Super Heroes 2 will be available starting November 14, 2017 for PlayStation®4, Xbox One®, and PC. The game will be released for Nintendo Switch™ this holiday.

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GET READY TO RUN!

First Comics News - Fri, 05/26/2017 - 14:21

Coming 2017

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Mortzengersturm Review on Gnome Stew

Sorcerer's Skull - Fri, 05/26/2017 - 11:00

John Arcadian at Gnome Stew has a positive review of Mortzengersturm up today.
Here's a shipping update on the original batch of print copy orders: All U.S. orders here shipped as of Tuesday. The last two foreign orders I plan to put in the mail today.

Best Review Ever! DIE KITTY DIE: HOLLYWOOD OR BUST! #1

First Comics News - Fri, 05/26/2017 - 07:04

TITLE: DIE KITTY DIE: HOLLYWOOD OR BUST! #1
PUBLISHER: Chapterhouse
WRITER: Fernando Ruiz and Dan Parent
ILLUSTRATOR: Fernando Ruiz and Dan Parent
INKS: Rich Koslowski
COLOR: Glenn Whitmore
LETTERS: Janice Chiang
EDITOR: Tony White
COVER A: Fernando Ruiz
COVER B: Dan Parent
PRICE: $3.99
RATING:
WEBSITEChapterhouse.ca
SUMMARY: Kitty Ravencraft, the beautiful magical witch, and star of her own comic book, returns! This time Kitty is on top of the World! Her new comic book series is a huge success and she’s once again the talk of the comic shops! Naturally, Kitty’s publisher wants to capitalize on her new-found popularity with a big budget blockbuster Kitty movie! To make this happen, Kitty goes off to Hollywood, but once again she finds herself in danger! Die Kitty Die: Hollywood Or Bust will be Kitty’s biggest… scariest… and funniest adventure yet! It will be magical. Hopefully, she’ll survive!
COMMENTS: We start off with a Lil’ Archie Kitty story. The story is more like Billy Mummy’s Twilight Zone episode “It’s a Good Life” than Lil’ Archie. Don’t make Lil’ Kitty angry, you wouldn’t like her when she’s angry. In the second story, there is a biting commentary on the comic industry in general and a cameo by Fernando Ruiz. Kitty is off to Hollywood to make a movie version of her comic book. In Hollywood she battles the Hexecutioner, a villain with bad puns, make that really bad puns but he proves to be more than a match for kitty.

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Best Review Ever! FREELANCE #3

First Comics News - Fri, 05/26/2017 - 06:24

TITLE: FREELANCE #3
PUBLISHER: Chapterhouse
WRITER: Jim Zub and Andrew Wheeler
ILLUSTRATOR: Vaneda Vireak and Cindy Leong
LETTERS: Andrew Thomas
EDITOR: Aaron Feldman
COVER: Alex Perkins
PRICE: $3.99
RATING:
WEBSITEChapterhouse.ca
SUMMARY: Terror on the racetrack! In the penultimate issue of the series, Apollyon has activated the Breach Key in Istanbul, and only Lance and his team stand in the way of total destruction. But when one member gets kidnapped, Lance must outrace the clock if he hopes to save the world – and his friend.
COMMENTS: Apollyon has taken the Break key and John. Now Lance and Tasha must save humanity. We discover the deep affection John has for Lance but are still unsure if it is reciprocal. We assume that Lance loves John too, but we never hear it from Lance. Tasha and her mother are reunited. To top everything off we have a globe-trotting adventure, in the tradition of Even Bourne or James Bond that takes us to Pripyat, Ukraine. I didn’t know it was called anything but Chernobyl. It’s a lot of action and little story this issue. It will be a great middle chapter of the eventual TPB but as a stand alone issue, it felt like a middle chapter.

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AQUAMAN #25 preview

First Comics News - Thu, 05/25/2017 - 23:16

AQUAMAN #25
Written by DAN ABNETT • Art and cover by STJEPAN SEJIC • Variant cover by JOSHUA MIDDLETONd
“UNDERWORLD” part one! In this extra-sized anniversary issue, former terrorists have replaced the Atlantean police. Crime lords control huge swaths of the kingdom. And a deadly undersea arsenal is trained on the surface-dwellers. All is as King Rath commands—and yet whispers persist of a rebel in the slums of Atlantis: A hero with the potential to change the world. A whole new era of AQUAMAN begins as master storyteller dfor Arthur’s boldest and most harrowing adventure yet!
On sale JUNE 21 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T

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IDW PUBLISHING AUGUST 2017 SOLICITATIONS

First Comics News - Thu, 05/25/2017 - 23:01
First Strike #1—Cover A: Freddie E. Williams II—GEM OF THE MONTH
  • Mairghread Scott & David Rodriguez (w) • Max Dunbar (a) • Freddie E. Williams II (c)
  • A Hasbro comic book event! A new era of peace is dawning as Earth formally joins the Cybertronian Council of Worlds. That is… until Baron Ironblood joins Destro, Storm Shadow and other nefarious villains in a terrorist attack on Iacon! As chaos takes hold on Cybertron, it will be left to Scarlett and the rest of G.I. Joe on Earth to discover the true purpose behind the attack before both worlds descend into all-out-war!
  • FC • 32 pages • $3.99
First Strike #1—Cover B: Max Dunbar
  • Mairghread Scott & David Rodriguez (w) • Max Dunbar (a & c)
  • FC • 32 pages • $3.99
First Strike #1—Cover C: Alex Ronald
  • Mairghread Scott & David Rodriguez (w) • Max Dunbar (a) • Alex Ronald (c)
  • FC • 32 pages • $3.99
First Strike #1—Cover D: Rob Duenas
  • Mairghread Scott & David Rodriguez (w) • Max Dunbar (a) • Rob Duenas (c)
  • FC • 32 pages • $3.99
  • The Hasbro comic book event of 2017 is here!
  • A perfect jumping on point for readers new and old!
  • An all-new explosive chapter in the Hasbro comic book line! Literally ! There are explosions!
  • Variant covers by Jay Fosgitt, Davide Fabbri, Leonardo Manco, and Whilce Portacio!
First Strike #2—Cover A: Freddie E. Williams II—GEM OF THE MONTH
  • Mairghread Scott & David Rodriguez (w) • Max Dunbar (a) • Freddie E. Williams II
  • The crossover of the year continues! Scarlett learns the truth behind Baron Ironblood’s plan to destroy all life on Cybertron, but with her team stranded on Earth, she must turn to an unlikely ally to help her reach the besieged planet. Enter: Soundwave!
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First Strike #2—Cover B: Max Dunbar
  • Mairghread Scott & David Rodriguez (w) • Max Dunbar (a & c)
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First Strike #2—Cover C: Alex Ronald
  • Mairghread Scott & David Rodriguez (w) • Max Dunbar (a) • Alex Ronald (c)
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First Strike #2—Cover D: Rob Duenas
  • Mairghread Scott & David Rodriguez (w) • Max Dunbar (a) • Rob Duenas (c)
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  • The Hasbro Universe crossover event of 2017 is here!
  • As Cybertron is attacked, G.I. Joe looks to answer one of the biggest questions: Why?
  • Variant cover by Jay Fosgitt, Davide Fabbri, and Leonardo Manco!
Micronauts: Wrath of Karza #5— Cover A: Alex Ronald—SPOTLIGHT
  • Cullen Bunn & Jimmy Johnston (w) • Andrew Griffith (a) • Alex Ronald (c)
  • The final chapter! Baron Karza has conquered Earth! Only the Micronauts and the Transformers stand against him! Little do they know that a new enemy—a much more dangerous enemy—will rise to challenge friend and foe alike! And one hero makes the ultimate sacrifice!
  • FC • 32 pages • $3.99
Micronauts: Wrath of Karza #5— Cover B: Bart Sears
  • Cullen Bunn & Jimmy Johnston (w) • Andrew Griffith (a) • Bart Sears (c)
  • FC • 32 pages • $3.99
  • Don’t miss the cover by Ominous Press creator, Bart Sears, part of our Bart Sears cover month!
  • The death-defying finale before the epic crossover First Strike!
  • Variant cover by Ray Dillon!
Rom #14—Cover A: Nathan Greno—SPOTLIGHT
  • Chris Ryall & Christos Gage (w) • David Messina, Guy Dorian & Sal Buscema (a) • Nathan Greno (c)
  • “Long Roads to Ruin” finale! Is this the last issue of Rom? Yes… and no! First Strike is upon us and out of that momentous event, a new Rom will arise! But before that, the fate of the Knights of the Solstar Order!
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Rom #14—Cover B: Guy Dorian; Sal Buscema
  • Chris Ryall & Christos Gage (w) • David Messina, Guy Dorian & Sal Buscema (a) • Guy Dorian & Sal Buscema (c)
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Rom #14—Cover C: Andrew Griffith
  • Chris Ryall & Christos Gage (w) • David Messina, Guy Dorian & Sal Buscema (a) • Andrew Griffith (c)
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Rom #14—Cover D: Leonardo Manco
  • Chris Ryall & Christos Gage (w) • David Messina, Guy Dorian & Sal Buscema (a) • Leonardo Manco (c)
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  • On the road to First Strike!
  • Final issue. Wait… what?! The portentous answers lay within!
  • Variant cover by Ray Dillon!
Rom Vs. Transformers: Shining Armor #2 (of 5)—Cover A: Alex Milne
  • John Barber & Christos Gage (w) • Alex Milne (a & c)
  • Starscream forges an unholy pact with the Dire Wraiths—and Bumblebee and Ultra Magnus are hot on his trail. Unfortunately for them, Rom and the Solstar Knights don’t know the difference between Autobots and Decepticons—and they’re ready to fight all comers!
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Rom Vs. Transformers: Shining Armor #2 (of 5) —Cover B: Nick Roche
  • John Barber & Christos Gage (w) • Alex Milne (a) • Nick Roche(c)
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Rom Vs. Transformers: Shining Armor #2 (of 5)—Cover C: Bart Sears
  • John Barber & Christos Gage (w) • Alex Milne (a) • Bart Sears (c)
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  • An all-star lineup of Christos Gage (Rom), John Barber (Optimus Prime), and Alex Milne (More Than Meets the Eye) tell the never-before-revealed secret history of Rom and the Transformers!
  • Don’t miss the cover by Ominous Press creator, Bart Sears, part of our Bart Sears cover month!
Optimus Prime #10—Cover A: Kei Zama
  • John Barber (w) • Livio Ramondelli & Kei Zama (a) • Kei Zama (c)
  • THE RETURN OF GALVATRON THE BARBARIAN! Optimus Prime meets with Alpha Trion, the ancient sage, who reveals a tale of Cybertron’s earliest days, when the original Thirteen Primes united the world. But even then, the warrior known as Galvatron was a wild card… shaping the future in unexpected ways.
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Optimus Prime #10—Cover B: Casey W. Coller
  • John Barber (w) • Livio Ramondelli & Kei Zama (a) • Casey W. Coller (c)
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Optimus Prime #10—Cover C: Andrew Griffith
  • John Barber (w) • Livio Ramondelli & Kei Zama (a) • Andrew Griffith (c)
  • FC • 32 pages • $3.99
  • Leads directly into this month’s First Strike event!
  • Variant cove by Andrew MacLean!
Transformers: Lost Light #9—Cover A: Jack Lawrence
  • James Roberts (w) • Priscilla Tramontano (a) • Jack Lawrence (c)
  • All sides converge on Troja Major as the race to unlock the secrets of a unique Cybertronian reaches its desperate, violent conclusion. As old secrets are revealed, Nautica must pay the ultimate price—by resorting to the ultimate currency.
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Transformers: Lost Light #9—Cover B: Nick Roche
  • James Roberts (w) • Priscilla Tramontano (a) • Nick Roche (c)
  • FC • 32 pages • $3.99
Transformers: Lost Light #9—Cover C: Alex Milne
  • James Roberts (w) • Priscilla Tramontano (a) • Alex Milne (c)
  • FC • 32 pages • $3.99
  • Variant cove by Andrew MacLean!
G.I. JOE: A Real American Hero, Vol. 18
  • Larry Hama (w) • S L Gallant (a & c)
  • The classic series continues from writer Larry Hama! As Cobra Commander continues his scheme to start the Cobra World Order, Destro and Baroness begin to bring their own contingency into play. Collects issues #236–240.
  • TPB • FC • $17.99 • 128 pages • ISBN: 978-1-63140-959-2
  • Expected in-store date: 9/6/17
  • Larry Hama’s legendary run of Real American Hero steams on!
  • Advance solicited for September release!
G.I. JOE #9—Cover A: Aaron Conley—SPOTLIGHT
  • Aubrey Sitterson (w) • Giannis Milonogiannis (a) • Aaron Conley (c)
  • It all comes to a head for G.I. Joe! Can Roadblock and his team escape the underground in time? And is Scarlett prepared for all hell to break loose?
  • FC • 32 pages • $3.99
G.I. JOE #9—Cover B: Giannis Milonogiannis
  • Aubrey Sitterson (w) • Giannis Milonogiannis (a & c)
  • FC • 32 pages • $3.99
G.I. JOE #9—Cover C: Bart Sears
  • Aubrey Sitterson (w) • Giannis Milonogiannis (a) • Bart Sears (c)
  • FC • 32 pages • $3.99
  • Don’t miss the cover by Ominous Press creator, Bart Sears, part of our Bart Sears cover month!
  • The pulse-pounding final issue before this month’s First Strike crossover!
  • Variant cover by Dylan Burnett!
G.I. JOE: A Real American Hero #243— Cover A: S L Gallant
  • Larry Hama (w) • S L Gallant (a & c)
  • When the opposing forces of good and evil clash, the stakes are at their highest and danger is at its greatest! It’s winner take all—but when the smoke clears, who will rise victorious?
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G.I. JOE: A Real American Hero #243— Cover B: John Royle
  • Larry Hama (w) • S L Gallant (a) • John Royle (c)
  • FC • 32 pages • $3.99
M.A.S.K.: Mobile Armored Strike Kommand #10— Cover A: Abel Ciccero—SPOTLIGHT
  • Brandon Easton (w) • Drew Moss (a) • Abel Ciccero (c)
  • In the final issue of M.A.S.K., Matt Trakker loses the trust of his friends and teammates, causing the group to disband. With mounting threats on the horizon, Mobile Armored Strike Kommand is no longer on the front lines, plunging them all into an uncertain future.
  • FC • 32 pages • $3.99
M.A.S.K.: Mobile Armored Strike Kommand #10— Cover B: Bart Sears
  • Brandon Easton (w) • Drew Moss (a) • Bart Sears (c)
  • FC • 32 pages • $3.99
M.A.S.K.: Mobile Armored Strike Kommand #10— Cover C: Nicoletta Baldari
  • Brandon Easton (w) • Drew Moss (a) • Nicoletta Baldari (c)
  • FC • 32 pages • $3.99
  • Don’t miss the cover by Ominous Press creator, Bart Sears, part of our Bart Sears cover month!
  • The jaw-dropping finale before the epic crossover First Strike!
  • Variant cover by Santipérez!
Clue #3 (of 6)— Cover A: Brent Schoonover
  • Paul Allor (w) • Nelson Daniel (a) • Brent Schoonover (c)
  • As suspicions continue to mount, we learn more and more about our guests’ strange connections to a mysterious flower with curative properties. Plus, our faithful butler reveals a shocking truth that will change everything!
  • FC • 32 pages • $3.99
Clue #3 (of 6)— Cover B: Nelson Daniel
  • Paul Allor (w) • Nelson Daniel (a & c)
  • FC • 32 pages • $3.99
Clue #3 (of 6)— Cover C: Agnes Garbowska
  • Paul Allor (w) • Nelson Daniel (a) • Agnes Garbowska (c)
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  • A new take on the timeless detective game—with new designs by artist Nelson Daniel, updating all the classic characters!
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Dimension X #1—Cover A: Nick Pitarra—GEM OF THE MONTH
  • Paul Allor (w) • Pablo Tunica (a) • Nick Pitarra (c)
  • The Turtles journey to find a reclusive and indestructible empath— only to find that the assassin Hakk-R has found him first… and convinced him that the Turtles are the enemy!
  • FC • 32 pages • $3.99
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Dimension X #1—Cover B: Pablo Tunica
  • Paul Allor (w) • Pablo Tunica (a & c)
  • FC • 32 pages • $3.99
  • Directly ties in to the exciting events of the main series, “The Trial of Krang!”
  • Continuing the events from Free Comic Book Day!
  • Variant cover by Kevin Eastman!
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Dimension X #2—Cover A: Nick Pitarra—GEM OF THE MONTH
  • Ulises Farinas & Erick Freitas (w) • Michael Dialynas (a) • Nick Pitarra (c)
  • In a world of giant flying fish monsters, only one creature is strong enough to survive—Anemon! Will the Turtles be able to defeat him and bring him to testify at the Trial of Krang?
  • FC • 32 pages • $3.99
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Dimension X #2—Cover B: Michael Dialynas
  • Ulises Farinas & Erick Freitas (w) • Michael Dialynas (a & c)
  • FC • 32 pages • $3.99
  • Variant cover by Kevin Eastman!
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Dimension X #3—Cover A: Nick Pitarra—GEM OF THE MONTH
  • Aubrey Sitterson (w) • Khary Randolf (a) • Nick Pitarra (c)
  • Journey to Stump Asteroid, where the biggest no-hold barred brawls in Dimension X can be found! The newest warriors to enter the ring? The TMNT!
  • FC • 32 pages • $3.99
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Dimension X #3—Cover B: Khary Randolf
  • Aubrey Sitterson (w) • Khary Randolf (a & c)
  • FC • 32 pages • $3.99
  • Variant cover by Kevin Eastman!
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Dimension X #4—Cover A: Nick Pitarra—GEM OF THE MONTH
  • Ryan Ferrier (w) • Chris Johnson (a) • Nick Pitarra (c)
  • The TMNT land on a planet of criminals and lowlifes. In these surroundings, one heroic pilot is on the lam from the most powerful crime boss on the planet: a pilot named Ace Duck!
  • FC • 32 pages • $3.99
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Dimension X #4—Cover B: Chris Johnson
  • Ryan Ferrier (w) • Chris Johnson (a & c)
  • C • 32 pages • $3.99
  • Variant cover by Kevin Eastman!
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Dimension X #5—Cover A: Nick Pitarra—GEM OF THE MONTH
  • Devin Grayson (w) • Craig Rousseau (a) • Nick Pitarra (c)
  • The Turtles travel to the strangest planet of them all… one where all organisms function in perfect harmony… except for a group of new mutants who could destabilize the ecosystem of the whole planet—mutants who aren’t the TMNT!
  • FC • 32 pages • $3.99
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Dimension X #5—Cover B: Craig Rousseau
  • Devin Grayson (w) • Craig Rousseau (a & c)
  • FC • 32 pages • $3.99
  • Variant cover by Kevin Eastman!
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #73—Cover A: Cory Smith—SPOTLIGHT
  • Tom Waltz, Kevin Eastman (w) • Cory Smith (a & c)
  • “Trial of Krang,” Part 1 of 3. Infamous warlord Krang is set to go to trial in Dimension X. The Turtles are on hand to make sure everything goes smoothly. Of course it goes anything but! New villains, new worlds, and new intrigue await in the biggest interstellar adventure the TMNT have ever been on!
  • FC • 32 pages • $3.99
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #73—Cover B: Kevin Eastman
  • Tom Waltz, Kevin Eastman (w) • Cory Smith (a) • Kevin Eastman (c)
  • FC • 32 pages • $3.99
  • The start of an epic space adventure that will have reverberations for many issues to come
  • Powerhouse artist Cory Smith (Nova, X-Men) returns!
  • The IDW TMNT ongoing is now the longest-running TMNT series of ALL TIME!
  • Variant cover by Julio Das Pastoras!
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Universe #13—Cover A: Freddie Williams II
  • Erik Burnham (w) • Sophie Campbell (a) • Freddie Williams II (c)
  • “Karai’s Path,” part 2 of 4. As Karai becomes embroiled in the Tokyo underworld, an ancient sword may show her the true path forward… if she can overcome the obstacles guarding it!
  • FC • 32 pages • $4.99
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Universe #13—Cover B: Sophie Campbell
  • Erik Burnham (w) • Sophie Campbell (a & c)
  • FC • 32 pages • $4.99
  • A vision from the past will reveal the future of the Foot Clan!
  • Variant cover by Becky Cloonan!
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Vol. 17: Desperate Measures—SPOTLIGHT
  • Tom Waltz, Kevin Eastman (w) • Sophie Campbell, Mateus Santolouco (a) • Mateus Santolouco (c)
  • Alopex is alone, her psyche reeling from Kitsune’s mind control. With Raphael and Nobody searching for her, will she be able to find her way back to the side of good? Plus, the government’s hunt for mutants begins in earnest and their unconventional tactics will see the TMNT hounded like never before! No mutant is safe!
  • Collects issues #66–70.
  • TPB • FC • $17.99 • 128 pages • ISBN: 978-1-63140-968-4
  • “An absolute masterclass in character development, and features some truly jaw-dropping artwork.” — Big Comic Page
  • Advance solicited for September release!
Funko Universe—SPOTLIGHT
  • John Layman, Derek Fridolfs, Caleb Goellner & Various (w) • Troy Little, Charles Paul Wilson III, Nico Peña & Various (a) • Nicoletta Baldari (c)
  • Stories focusing on The Ghostbusters, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, The X-Files, Strawberry Shortcake, and Judge Dredd in the fun and magical Funko Universe!
  • TPB • FC • $17.99 • 128 pages • ISBN: 978-1-68405-092-5
  • Your favorite Funko branded characters come to life in brand-new comic book adventures!
  • The most collectable figures get comic book companions!
  • Advance solicited for September release!
Michael Recycle’s Environmental Adventures
  • Ellie Wharton (w) • Alexandra Colombo & Thomas Zahler (a) • Alexandra Colombo (c)
  • Join environmentally conscious kid crusader Michael Recycle as he makes the eco-friendly leap into his first comic! Michael’s green adventures are about to get a whole lot messier when he faces threats to Earth’s environment from all over the globe. These clever stories will delight readers of all ages with their charming art and green messages and tips.
  • HC • FC • $12.99 • 88 pages • 6” x 9” • ISBN: 978-1-63140-985-1
  • Advance solicited for October release!
Angry Birds Comics: Game Play—CERTIFIED COOL
  • Paul Tobin, Tito Faraci, Francois Corteggiani, Janne Toriseva (w) • Giorgio Cavazzano, Antonello Dalena, David Baldeón (a) • Ciro Cangialosi (c)
  • Featuring art and stories from some of today’s finest storytellers, this new volume is guaranteed to please readers of all ages who love the Angry Birds app!
  • Collects issues #1–3.
  • HC • FC • $12.99 • 80 pages • 6” x 9” • ISBN: 978-1-63140-973-8
  • Advance solicited for October release!
  • Angry Birds 2 movie is now officially in development!
Angry Birds Comics: Furious Fowl!—Cover A: Philip Murphy—CERTIFIED COOL
  • Paul Tobin & Various (w) • David Baldeon & Various (a) • Philip Murphy (c)
  • The colorful adventures of everybody’s favorite Angry Birds continue in this new quarterly comic! Jam-packed with silly misunderstandings, bungled plans, and high-flying fun, this collection of stories will have both longtime readers and new fans laughing until they fall down harder than a wooden tower filled with green pigs.
  • FC • 48 pages • $5.99
Angry Birds Comics: Furious Fowl!—Cover B: Paco Rodriques
  • Paul Tobin & Various (w) • David Baldeon & Various (a) • Paco Rodriques (c)
  • FC • 48 pages • $5.99
Yo-Kai Watch—CERTIFIED COOL
  • Eric Esquivel (w) • Tina Franscisco (a) • Rob Duenas (c)
  • Snartle, a mean Yo-Kai with a chip on his shoulder, doesn’t like it when children are naughty—and his definition of naughty is everything fun! Fortunately, the heroic Jibanyan is there to stop him! It’s a rivalry for the ages as Jibanyan’s ancestor Shogunyan defends the past, Jibanyan preserves the present, and Robonyan saves the future!
  • TPB • FC • $9.99 • 80 pages • 6” x 9” • ISBN: 978-1-63140-993-6
  • The Japanese smash hit comes to America! Yo-Kai Watch is one of the hottest video game and collectible toy brands in the world, and now you can capture the fun with this collection.
  • Advance solicited for October release!
Hasbro: Aw Yeah!—CERTIFIED COOL
  • Art Baltazar (w & a & c)
  • The go-to guy for seriously fun takes on not-too-serious comics now brings his signature style to Hasbro’s Revolution! In Microspace, the evil Baron Karza searches for a magical ancient relic that is rumored to be the ultimate power of all existence. His search leads him to the Transformers Universe! Baron Karza’s plan is to attack the Transformers’ leader…OPTIMUS PRIME! How can he do this? He’s so tiny and the Autobots are so huge! Never underestimate his micro power of evil.
  • HC • FC • $12.99 • 80 pages • 6” x 9” • ISBN: 978-1-63140-987-5
  • Advance Solicited for October release!
  • By Eisner award-winning artist Art Baltazar!
Hanazuki: Full of Treasures #3—Cover A: Nico Peña
  • David Mariotte (w) • Nico Peña (a & c)
  • “What’s a Chicken-Plant?” Hanazuki is all about helping her friends, but her patience is put to the test when Yellow Hemka just wants to goof around. Plus, Hanazuki’s new friend, the Chicken-Plant, just won’t stop complaining! Can Hanazuki find a solution to both problems—or just cause more trouble?
  • FC • 32 pages • $3.99
Hanazuki: Full of Treasures #3—Cover B: Yasmin Sheikh
  • David Mariotte (w) • Nico Peña (a) • Yasmin Sheikh (c)
  • FC • 32 pages • $3.99
  • But seriously: What is a chicken-plant? And why does it sound so… unfriendly?
  • Don’t miss the RI cover by the animated series artist: Nicoletta Baldari!
My Little Pony: Movie Prequel—SPOTLIGHT
  • Ted Anderson (w) • Andy Price (a & c)
  • All-new original tie-in to the movie! This fall My Little Pony: The Movie hits theaters, and this prequel mini-series is your first look at the fantastic adventure to come!
  • Danger looms over Equestria as a new villain debuts! Learn about the threats that await as Twilight Sparkle, Pinkie Pie, Rainbow Dash, Fluttershy, Applejack, and Rarity prepare to face their greatest challenge yet!
  • TPB • FC • $9.99 • 96 pages • 6”x9” • ISBN: 978-1-68405-107-6
  • My Little Pony: The Movie comes to theaters October 6, 2017!
  • Featuring new characters who will make their screen debut in the film!
  • Advance solicited for September release!
My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic #57—Cover A: Tony Fleecs
  • Thom Zahler (w) • Tony Fleecs (a & c)
  • What happens when Pinkie Pie gets trapped in Discord’s dimension? And will she ever want to leave?
  • FC • 32 pages • $3.99
My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic #57—Cover B: Sara Richard
  • Thom Zahler (w) • Tony Fleecs (a) • Sara Richard (c)
  • FC • 32 pages • $3.99
  • MLP zaniness at its finest!
  • Ties into MLP Season 7!
  • Variant cover by Thom Zahler!
My Little Pony: Legends of Magic #5—Cover A: Brenda Hickey
  • Jeremy Whitley (w) • Brenda Hickey (a & c)
  • Can the legendary Somnambula find a way to remove a curse on a giant snake before it eats an entire village? To do so, Somnambula will have to travel to the last place she will want to look— the belly of the beast!
  • FC • 32 pages • $3.99
My Little Pony: Legends of Magic #5—Cover B: Zachery Sterling
  • Jeremy Whitley (w) • Brenda Hickey (a) • Zachery Sterling (c)
  • FC • 32 pages • $3.99
  • An epic tale of heroism that reveals hidden secrets of Equestria!
  • Variant cover by Mike Vasquez!
My Little Pony: The Movie Prequel #3—Cover A: Andy Price
  • Ted Anderson (w) • Andy Price (a & c)
  • A mischievous new character is an expert at getting into trouble—and making daring get-aways! Learn more about the enigmatic rouge who the Ponies’ fate will depend on!
  • FC • 32 pages • $3.99
My Little Pony: The Movie Prequel #3—Cover B: Tony Fleecs
  • Ted Anderson (w) • Andy Price (a) • Tony Fleecs (c)
  • FC • 32 pages • $3.99
  • If you’re a MLP fan, you can’t miss the upcoming movie and you can’t miss this Prequel!
  • Don’t get left behind when My Little Pony: The Movie comes to theatres this October! Get a head start by reading the prequel comic that leads directly into the film!
  • PLUS—NEW CHARACTERS! Here for the first time!
  • Variant cover by Kaori Matsuo!
Jem and the Holograms: Infinite #3 (of 3)—Cover A: Jen Hickman
  • Kelly Thompson (w) • Jen Hickman (a & c)
  • The FIRST EVER Jem/Misfits Crossover Event continues here with the penultimate issue – “INFINITE JEMS: PART FIVE!” In order to defeat the evil JEMCORP and wrest away control of Synergy, The Holograms are going to need all the help they can get, which means teaming up with frequent archenemies THE MISFITS. Can a common enemy join them together to save the day?
  • FC • 32 pages • $3.99
Jem and the Holograms: Infinite #3 (of 3)—Cover B: Veronica Fish
  • Kelly Thompson (w) • Jen Hickman (a) • Veronica Fish (c)
  • FC • 32 pages • $3.99
  • Emmett Benton gets the best surprise a father could hope for.
  • And what will Jerrica become in order to help open people’s eyes to the truth?!
  • Interconnecting subscription covers on both Jem: Infinite and Jem: The Misfits: Infinite by Veronica Fish!
  • Variant cover by Yoshi Yoshitani!
Jem and the Holograms: The Misfits: Infinite #3 (of 3)— Cover A: Jenn St-Onge
  • Kelly Thompson (w) • Jenn St-Onge (a & c)
  • The FIRST EVER Jem/Misfits Crossover Event concludes here in “INFINITE JEMS: PART SIX!” Teaming up with Jem and The Holograms has never had higher stakes. Can they set aside their differences long enough to make a difference in this world? And if they can succeed, then what’s next now that The Misfits know The Holograms greatest secret?
  • FC • 32 pages • $3.99
Jem and the Holograms: The Misfits: Infinite #3 (of 3)— Cover B: Veronica Fish
  • Kelly Thompson (w) • Jenn St-Onge (a) • Veronica Fish (c)
  • FC • 32 pages • $3.99
  • Can the Holograms really trust The Misfits with their secret once everything is over?
  • After everything they’ve seen…what on earth could be next for these bands?!?
  • Interconnecting subscription covers on both Jem: Infinite and Jem: The Misfits: Infinite by Veronica Fish!
  • Variant cover by Meredith McClaren!
Donald and Mickey: Quest for the Faceplant
  • William Van Horn, Mau Heymans, Daniel Branca, Pat McGreal (w & a) • Daan Jippes & Ulrich Schroeder (c)
  • When Donald and hyper-lucky Gladstone race to find a monstrous man-eating plant, Uncle Scrooge is out to get there first! But will ruthless pirates beat the whole bunch?
  • Collects Walt Disney’s Comics and Stories #636–638.
  • TPB • FC • $12.99 • 124 pages • 6” x 9” • ISBN: 978-1-63140-956-1
  • Gold standard Disney all-ages animated action the whole family can enjoy!
  • Advance solicited for September release!
Donald and Mickey #1—Cover A: Andrea Freccero—SPOTLIGHT
  • Andrea “Casty” Castellan, Kari Korhonen, Jonathan Gray (w) • Daniel Branca, Lorenzo Pastrovicchio (a) • Andrea Freccero (c)
  • Quackaroonie! In “Hot Sauce,” Chef Donald gets a spicy shakedown from Duckburg’s most wanted… Then it’s Mickey Mouse vs. “The Big Fat Flat Blot Plot” in a brand-new chiller by Andrea “Casty” Castellan!
  • FC • 48 pages • $5.99
Donald and Mickey #1—Cover B: Fabrizio Petrossi & Morgan Prost
  • Andrea “Casty” Castellan, Kari Korhonen, Jonathan Gray (w) • Daniel Branca, Lorenzo Pastrovicchio, Bas Heymans (a) • Fabrizio Petrossi & Morgan Prost (c)
  • FC • 48 pages • $5.99
  • It’s a brand new prestige-format Disney quarterly—with more of the fan favorite creators you want!
  • Andrea “Casty” Castellan brings back the Phantom Blot for a pulse-pounding new adventure!
  • Variant cover by Marco Mazzarello!
Uncle Scrooge #29—Cover A: Andrea Freccero
  • Marco Rota, Joe Torcivia, Lars Jensen (w) • Marco Rota (a) • Andrea Freccero (c)
  • “The Great Cackle Caper!” When golden eggs show up at the McDuck Chicken Farm, the terrible Beagle Boys hatch a plot to rule the roost! Then Gyro Gearloose invents his way into “The Terrible Thinking-Cap Tussle!”
  • FC • 32 pages • $3.99
Uncle Scrooge #29—Cover B: Corrado Mastantuono
  • Marco Rota, Joe Torcivia, Lars Jensen (w) • Marco Rota (a) • Corrado Mastantuono (c)
  • FC • 32 pages • $3.99
  • Continues this beloved series’ legacy numbering at #433!
  • Beloved Marco Rota is back with a wild, new-to-USA Beagle Boy battle!
  • Variant cover by Massimo Fecchi!
Silly Symphonies, Vol. 3: The Complete Disney Classics 1939–1942
  • Bob Karp; Merrill De Maris (w) • Bob Grant; Al Taliaferro; Hank Porter (a) • Bob Grant (c)
  • After more than 80 years—the complete Silly Symphony newspaper strips are collected for the first time! Presenting the spectacular Sunday pages from 1939 to 1942, featuring adaptations of Pinocchio and The Ugly Duckling, plus original stories starring Pluto, Goofy, Minnie, Clarabelle, and Little Hiawatha! The artwork for these rare strips has come straight from the Disney vaults, each page meticulously colored using as a guide the original color proofs! It’s a symphony of fun and adventure from Disney’s classic period.
  • HC • FC • $49.99 • 200 pages • 12” x 8.5” • ISBN: 978-1-63140-988-2
  • “With the IDW/The Library of American Comics label readers can be sure of a high quality presentation that carefully restores, compiles, and designs to give all these seldom seen Disney treasures a permanent collection.” –Rich Clabaugh, Christian Science Monitor
  • Advance solicited for October release!
Bloom County: Real, Classy, & Compleat: 1980-1989—SPOTLIGHT
  • Berkeley Breathed (w & a & c)
  • Presenting every Bloom County daily and Sunday strip in chronological order from the first to the last! Bloom County debuted in late 1980 and ran until August 1989. Featuring an exceedingly quirky cast of characters, including the sweetly naive Opus the penguin, the flea-bitten Bill the cat, womanizing attorney Steve Dallas, Milo Bloom, Cutter John, and many others, Bloom County soon became one of the most popular comic strips in history, appearing in over 1200 newspapers. Then, at the peak of its popularity, Berkeley Breathed did something unprecedented… he walked away. Now, more than 25 years later, the complete collection of the Pulitzer Prize-winning comic strip is collected into a deluxe, two-volume box set.
  • TPB • PC • $99.99 • 832 pages • 10” x 12” • ISBN: 978-1-63140-976-9
  • Two-book set collecting the entire Pulitzer Prize-winning Bloom County!
  • Advance solicited for October release!
Bloom County: Brand Spanking New Day—SPOTLIGHT
  • Berkeley Breathed (w & a & c)
  • The latest collection of Berkeley Breathed’s recently revived Bloom County comic strip features ALL-NEW strips from 2016 and 2017, that have NEVER appeared in print before (never ever!!). These newly-minted masterpieces present the continuing adventures of Opus, Bill the Cat, Steve Dallas, and the rest of the delightful denizens of Bloom County—and heaven knows how we survived all those years without you!
  • TPB • FC • $19.99 • 144 pages • 9.6” x 11.5” • ISBN: 978-1-68405-097-0
  • All-new strips collected for the first time!
  • Advance solicited for September release!
Complete Little Orphan Annie, Vol. 14
  • Harold Gray (w & a & c)
  • A chronological reprinting of one of the most important comic strips of the 20th Century. Annie is a cultural icon–in both her red-headed, blank-eyed appearance, and as the embodiment of American individuality, spunk, and self-reliance. Even those who’ve never read the comic strip are keenly aware of the plucky orphan, her loveable mutt Sandy, and her adoptive benefactor, Oliver “Daddy” Warbucks, through the Broadway play, the hit movie, and the song “Tomorrow,” made famous by both. Volume 14 reprints all daily and color Sunday strips from August 19, 1948 through March 12, 1950.
  • HC • B&W • $49.99 • 272 pages • 11” x 8.5” • ISBN: 978-1-63140-977-6
  • “One of the most impressive comic-strip collections ever produced.” –The Washington Times
  • Advance solicited for October release!
For Better or For Worse: The Complete Library, Vol. 1—SPOTLIGHT
  • Lynn Johnston (w & a & c)
  • Collecting one of the most beloved comic strips of all time, with a devoted audience of more than 220 million. This new series, produced with Lynn Johnston’s cooperation, is the definitive edition, collecting each decade of the strip in three volumes. Since For Better or For Worse debuted in 1979, the world has watched the Patterson family grow up in real time–and to many readers, they feel like family! This book starts at the very beginning and reprints more than three years of the daily and Sunday comics. All Sunday comics are printed in color!
  • HC • PC • $39.99 • 544 pages • 11” x 8.5” • ISBN: 978-1-63140-982-0
  • Lynn Johnston’s work on the comic strip earned her a Reuben Award in 1985 and made her a nominated finalist for a Pulitzer Prize in editorial cartooning in 1994.
  • The strip led the Friends of Lulu to add Johnston to the Women Cartoonists Hall of Fame in 2002.
  • Advance solicited for October release!
The Beauty of Horror 2: Ghouliana’s Creepatorium: Another GOREgeous Coloring Book—SPOTLIGHT
  • Alan Robert (a & c)
  • Get that red crayon ready! Rock-star turned comics creator Alan Robert has created a follow-up to his smash-hit, horror-themed adult coloring book! Follow everyone’s favorite undead girl, Ghouliana, as she mischievously attempts to trick budding colorists into unleashing a deadly spell. Try and find the ingredients she’s sprinkled throughout the intricate pen and ink illustrations before it’s too late!
  • TPB • FC • $17.99 • 88 pages • 9.8” x 9.8” • ISBN: 978-1-68405-070-3
  • Vol. 1 Made Buzzfeed’s “21 Awesome Products To Put On Your Wish List.”
  • “The World’s Creepiest Adult Coloring Book.”—Nerdist
  • Advance solicited for September release!
The Princess Bride: As You Wish: Memorable Quotes to Color—CERTIFIED COOL
  • N/A (w) • Rachel Curtis (a & c)
  • Just in time for the 30th anniversary of the beloved film, this adult coloring book features brand-new artwork in the sequel you’ve always wished for! Enjoy the most memorable lines and moments from this celebrated classic.
  • TPB • B&W • $16.99 • 80 pages • 9.843” x 9.843” • ISBN: 978-1-68405-071-0
  • Follow up to last year’s hugely successful hit!
  • Advance solicited for September release!
Popeye Classics #61—Cover A: Bud Sagendorf
  • Bud Sagendorf (w & a & c)
  • Hot Dorg! This issue hilariously introduces Popeye’s two-fisted Granny, Miss Butterfly Poopdeck via a thrill-packed tale where she takes over King Bozo’s land of Spinachovia. Plus, ya swabs, read a special Wimpy comic, a tale called “Chained Lightning,” a comic called “Cow Thief” with “desert demings,” which Popeye calls “The worst kind of peoples there is!” AND a laugh-packed Prof. O. G. Wotasnozzle comic! There’s no comic more entertaining than this!
  • FC • 32 pages • $4.99
  • Variant cover by Sander Ettema!
Haunted Horror: Nightmare of Doom! And Much, Much More
  • Edited by Craig Yoe (e) • Lee Elias, George Evans, Lou Cameron, A.C. Hollingsworth (a) • George Roussos (c)
  • Screaming good vintage horror comics to chill your spine. A face-melting anthology of 25 terror-filled horror comic stories from the Pre-Code 1950s. The most depraved artists of that era make the unholy dead walk, spine-tingling ghosts talk, and horrifying ghouls stalk. Read these contraband comics under your blanket at night and make sure your mom doesn’t catch you or she’ll cremate them in a roaring bonfire!
  • HC • FC • $24.99 • 152 pages • 8.5” x 11” • ISBN: 978-1-63140-983-7
  • “These are the things we were scared of as kids but have grown to embrace. This is what we had nightmares about that turned into a horror-enthusiast’s dream.”—Horror Talk
  • Advance solicited for October release!
Haunted Horror #29
  • Various (w) • Various (a) • Art Saaf (c)
  • Social guest horror host Dr. Odd (a.k.a. David O’Dell) foists his great bug gobs of greasy grimy horror tales on the rancid readers. This face-melting issue includes: “Dead Rite!”, “Death of a Doll”, “Mother’s Advice”, “Tag…You’re It”, “The Body Maker”, and the bloody “Vein of Irony!”
  • FC • 32 pages • $4.99
  • “Gloriously grotesque heinous horror!”—Dan Greenfield, 13th Dimension
Gumballs #3—Cover A: Erin Nations
  • Erin Nations (w & a & c)
  • Don’t miss the newest issue of the series critics are calling “funny, sincere, and just generally brilliant”—GUMBALLS! Erin Nations reflects on the transformative effects of his hormone injections: the good, the bad, and the awkward. After decades of being perceived as a woman and not taken seriously, now the “male privilege” shoe’s on the other foot. Plus: skateboarding, more childhood antics from Erin’s triplet siblings, and Tobias finally makes a friend—or at least a voodoo-doll buddy!
  • FC • 32 pages • $3.99
Gumballs #3—Cover B: Erin Nations
  • Erin Nations (w & a & c)
  • FC • 32 pages • $3.99
Bottled
  • Chris Gooch (w & a & c)
  • Jane is sick of her dead-end life in the suburbs, and desperate for a change. Her old friend Natalie made it out, living in Japan as a fashion model. Now, as Natalie comes back to town on business, Jane sees a way for her friend to do her a favor… whether she likes it or not.
  • TPB • PC • $19.99 • 288 pages • 5.8”x8.3” • ISBN: 978-1-60309-420-7
Roots
  • Tara O’Connor (w & a & c)
  • On a journey to the old world—she discovered a whole new world. After a messy year of heartbreak and setbacks, Tara sets off to Ireland in search of clues to her family’s ancestry, but what she found wasn’t at all what she expected. Some of it has to do with the lack of records, but a lot has to do with John, the charming cartoonist she met on Twitter. Wrapped in real family history and set amongst the natural beauty of the Irish countryside, Roots is a classic romantic-comedy adventure and a page-turning account of a young woman finding herself.
  • TPB • BW • $19.99 • 176 pages • 5”x8” • ISBN: 978-1-60309-417-7
Bernie Wrightson Artifact Edition—Cover A: Bernie Wrightson—SPOTLIGHT
  • Bernie Wrightson (a &c)
  • Bernie Wrightson began his career in the late 1960s, just barely out of his teens, and within a decade rose to prominence as the preeminent horror artist of his generation. This loving tribute to comics’ Master of the Macabre will showcase Wrightson’s ground breaking work in the DC Comics Mystery books and his legendary artistic turn on Swamp Thing. Additionally, we have assemble a number of rarely seen and completely (until now) unseen treasures.
  • HC • BW • $125.00 • 144 pages • 12”x17” • ISBN: 978-1-68405-207-3
Bernie Wrightson Artifact Edition—Cover B: Bernie Wrightson
  • Bernie Wrightson (a &c)
  • HC • BW • $125.00 • 144 pages • 12”x17” • ISBN: 978-1-68405-211-0
  • Featuring art from the preeminent horror artist of the last 50 years!
  • Fabulous Swamp Thing art from the character’s co-creator!
The Little Book of Knowledge: Heavy Metal
  • Jacques de Pierpont (w) • Hervé Bourhis (a & c)
  • Learn to identify the many tribes of the international heavy metal community, from Thrash to Black Metal. Master the codes, from the sign of the horns to the Diabolus In Musica. Understand how Satanic Metal coexists with Christian Metal. Discover genres that have spread outside the Western world, like Japanese and Iranian Metal. With so much more to uncover, your journey into Heavy Metal has just begun.
  • HC • FC • $14.99 • 72 pages • 5.5” x 7.7” • ISBN: 978-1-68405-069-7
  • The perfect impulse purchase for the friend that knows it all—or needs to know more!
  • Catch up to the Heavy Metal fan in your life with this collection of facts and info!
  • Advance solicited for October release!
The Little Book of Knowledge: Tattoos
  • Jerome Pierrat (w) • Alfred (a & c)
  • Never before has the tattoo been spread across the various strata of society with such enthusiasm. In just a few decades this practice dating from the Neolithic period has become a globalized phenomenon. Now retrace the history of the tattoo in this look at its role in fashion, societal standing, and aesthetics.
  • HC • FC • $14.99 • 72 pages • 5.5” x 7.7” • ISBN: 978-1-68405-067-3
  • The perfect impulse purchase for the friend that knows it all—or needs to know more!
  • Learn about this cultural touchstone that’s become a bonafide global fashion trend!
  • Advance solicited for October release!
Zero Girl
  • Sam Kieth (w & a & c)
  • Sam Kieth’s special brand of comic book art has influenced the industry from Sandman to MTV’s Liquid Television. Zero Girl is the story of Amy Smootster, a 15-year-old high school student whose feelings of alienation and loneliness occasionally manifest in the form of odd abilities. She deals as best she can with the help of her high school guidance counselor Tim, whom she is secretly in love with.
  • TPB • FC • $17.99 • 128 pages • ISBN: 978-1-63140-971-4
  • Teen angst is always timely in this re-presentation of Sam Kieth’s 2001 comic book series.
  • Advance solicited for September release!
Fallen Angel: Master Edition, Vol. 1
  • Peter David (w) • David Lopez, Fernando Blanco, Nathan Eyring (a) • J.K. Woodward (c)
  • Not your typical superhero comic, Fallen Angel mixes crime-drama with a kick-ass super-heroine, Liandra, the Fallen Angel. Fans have been clamoring for the collected Fallen Angel so they can experience the first chapters of this tale chronicling the sordid, shadowy world of Bete Noire and its most recent inhabitant and apparent protector.
  • Collects the first twelve issues.
  • TPB • FC • $29.99 • 264 pages • ISBN: 978-1-63140-958-5
  • By New York Times Best-Selling author Peter David and David Lopez (Captain Marvel).
  • “Beautiful art. A story that is not dumbed down for anyone. That makes for a great read!”—Comics Bulletin
  • “The Fallen Angel is a badass, in a way that only Peter David can write.”—Amazon
  • The long-running series that launched at DC Comics comes back to shelves in this handsome, deluxe collection with new cover art by JK Woodward.
  • Advance solicited for September release!
Ragnarok, Vol. 1: Last God Standing—SPOTLIGHT
  • Walter Simonson (w & a & c)
  • Legendary creator Walter Simonson returns to Norse mythology with this epic tale. Ragnarök… the Twilight of the God… the destruction of the Nine Worlds. And now, three hundred years later, the birth of vengeance.
  • Collects issues #1–6.
  • TPB • FC • $19.99 • 160 pages • ISBN: 978-1-63140-963-9
  • Walter Simonson’s Ragnarok now available in trade paperback!
  • “As a fantasy adventure, it triumphs in the scope of its storytelling.”—Big Comic Page
  • Advance solicited for September release!
Dread Gods #2—Cover A: Tom Raney
  • Ron Marz (w) • Tom Raney (a & c)
  • The Ominous Press launch continues in DREAD GODS, as a pristine fantasy landscape collides with post-apocalyptic reality! The Promethean gods begin to realize they are mere pawns, trapped in dream. Their only hope for escape rests in the hands of a disabled outcast who can’t even reach them. Writer Ron Marz and artist Tom Raney are unleashed in an epic world!
  • FC • 32 pages • $3.99
Dread Gods #2—Cover B: Bart Sears
  • Ron Marz (w) • Tom Raney (a) • Bart Sears (c)
  • FC • 32 pages • $3.99
  • Fan-favorites, Ron Marz and Tom Raney, are at the top of their game!
  • Variant cover by Cully Hamner!
Animal Noir—CERTIFIED COOL
  • Izar Lunacek & Nejc Juren (w) • Izar Lunacek (a) • Troy Little (c)
  • Anthropomorphic animals like you’ve never seen them before. It’s Chinatown meets Animal Farm. Giraffe detectives, hippo mob members, prey-obsessed lions, street fighting elephants, and oppressed zebras are just part of this wild animal kingdom.
  • TPB • FC • $15.99 • 96 pages • ISBN: 978-1-63140-952-3
  • “Although there is a lot of Zootopia here, there is even more Blacksad. This is noir. It is dark and cynical. World-weary PIs with connections on both sides of the law handle matters too delicate for the official constabulary.”—ComicWow.tv
  • Advance solicited for September release!
Time & Vine #2—Cover A: Thom Zahler
  • Thom Zahler (w & a & c)
  • Jack starts teaching Megan the rules of time travel, while Darren teaches her all about the winery. And Megan takes her first solo trip back in time to the ‘80s, where she discovers a startling family secret!
  • FC • 48 pages • $4.99
Time & Vine #2—Cover B: Thom Zahler
  • Thom Zahler (w & a & c)
  • FC • 48 pages • $4.99
Real Science Adventures: The Flying She-Devils #5 (of 6)—Cover A: Scott Wegener
  • Brian Clevinger (w) • Lo Baker (a) • Scott Wegener (c)
  • SHUCKS! THE FLYING SHE-DEVILS ARE IN IT NOW! THERE’S SO MUCH ACTION AND ADVENTURE. LIKE WOW. PLUS THE SPARROW IS A SPY? THATS MYSTERIOUS AND THRILLING, RIGHT?! Printed on a tree that once stood tall for centuries. Oh god, we murdered trees for this. OH GOD.
  • FC • 32 pages • $3.99
Real Science Adventures: The Flying She-Devils #5 (of 6)—Cover B: Niki Foley
  • Brian Clevinger (w) • Lo Baker (a) • Niki Foley (c)
  • FC • 32 pages • $3.99
  • From the pages of Atomic Robo, the Flying She-Devils embark on a new daring adventure!
  • The spinoff story to the online sensation—in print for the first time!
Saucer State #4 (of 6)—Cover A: Ryan Kelly
  • Paul Cornell (w) • Ryan Kelly (a & c)
  • How do you use cake to summon something in the desert? Should you? Space Warfare Task Group reports back, and now Arcadia might have a gun in time. There’s a grave for someone who’s meant to be heading back to Earth. No more damned data. The Russians say something terrible. And Fausto plays the trumpet. It’s the White House vs. ufology vs. incoming actual real damn aliens. With a flying bedstead.
  • FC • 32 pages • $3.99
Saucer State #4 (of 6)—Cover B: Jeffrey Veregge
  • Paul Cornell (w) • Ryan Kelly (a) • Jeffrey Veregge (c)
  • FC • 32 pages • $3.99
  • Picks up where Saucer Country left off!
  • One of the very few mainstream comics to be nominated for SF’s prestigious Hugo Award!
  • Tackles real world US politics from the point of view of a female President!
Mystery Society: The Definitive Edition
    • Steve Niles (w) • Fiona Staples (a & c)
    • Nick Hammond and Anastasia Collins are the Mystery Society — and bring new meaning to “underground cult” status! Stealthily avoiding the authorities, this skulduggery duo spend their time and money righting wrongs committed in the world’s underbellies with their team of misfit sleuths, crime solvers, and geniuses! This all-new edition by the powerhouse team of horror legend Steve Niles and one of the best artists working in the industry today, Fiona Staples, features a brand-new cover by Staples.
    • TPB • FC • $17.99 • 128 pages • ISBN: 978-1-63140-962-2
    • All-new cover by Fiona Staples (Saga, Archie)
    • Advance solicited for September release!
The X-Files, Vol. 3: Contrarians
  • Joe Harris (w) • Greg Scott, Andrew Currie (a) • Menton3 (c)
  • Ongoing mystery and intrigue continues in The X-Files! Mulder chances upon evidence that suggests the now-defunct Syndicate’s involvement in the Iran-Contra affair. Guest-starring the Cigarette Smoking Man and President Reagan!
  • Collects issues #10–13.
  • TPB • FC • $15.99 • 96 pages • ISBN: 978-1-63140-970-7
  • An 11th TV season was just announced!
  • Advance solicited for September release!
The X-Files #17—Cover A: menton3—SPOTLIGHT
  • Joe Harris (w) • Matthew Dow Smith (a) • menton3 (c)
  • “Resistance,” Part 4 (of 4): The final piece of the puzzle falls into place, threatening to send Mulder over the line, just as shadowy forces are revealed to have compromised the upper echelons of government.
  • FC • 32 pages • $3.99
The X-Files #17—Cover B: Photo
  • Joe Harris (w) • Matthew Dow Smith (a) • Photo (c)
  • FC • 32 pages • $3.99
  • Executive produced by The X-Files creator Chris Carter!
  • Things come to a head in the final issue of this season!
The X-Files: Origins—Dog Days of Summer #3 (of 4)—Cover A: Chris Fenoglio & Corin Howell
  • Jody Houser & Matthew Dow Smith (w) • Chris Fenoglio, Corin Howell (a & c)
  • Before the FBI, before the X-Files, they were just two teenagers in search of the truth. On Martha’s Vineyard, a strange encounter with a deaf girl sends 13-year-old Fox Mulder on the hunt for a mysterious signal. While in San Diego, young Dana Scully looks into a plane crash somehow tied to the man she helped put in jail. Two kids, two mysteries, one conspiracy that threatens the future of humanity.
  • FC • 32 pages • $3.99
The X-Files: Origins—Dog Days of Summer #3 (of 4)—Cover B: Cat Staggs
  • Jody Houser & Matthew Dow Smith (w) • Chris Fenoglio, Corin Howell • Cat Staggs (c)
  • FC • 32 pages • $3.99
  • The hit miniseries of last summer returns!
  • Mulder and Scully star in separate tales depicting their teen years!
  • See what made them into the characters we’ve come to love!
  • Especially crafted for young adult readers!
  • Mystery novel variant covers by Cat Staggs (Orphan Black)!
Deviations: Beta
  • John McCrea, Katie Cook, Donny Cates, Amy Chu (w) • John McCrea, Agnes Garbowska, Josh Hood, Elena Casagrande (a) • Nelson Dániel (c)
  • What if your favorite stories and characters had entirely different experiences? Find out in Deviations, a special comic book event series featuring alternate takes on some of your favorite books, including Judge Dredd, My Little Pony, Star Trek, and The X-Files.
  • TPB • FC • $15.99 • 96 pages • ISBN: 978-1-63140-955-4
  • *Spoiler Alert!* Your favorite comics get reimagined with new twists!
  • Advance solicited for September release!
Star Trek: Boldly Go #11—Cover A: George Caltsoudas
  • Mike Johnson (w) • Tony Shasteen (a) • George Caltsoudas (c)
  • The feathered and fearless space pirate EURYDICE returns to tempt Captain Kirk and the crew of the Endeavour with a daring plan to uncover secrets that could change the fate of the galaxy! Don’t miss the latest chapter of the hit series set after the events of STAR TREK BEYOND!
  • FC • 32 pages • $3.99
Star Trek: Boldly Go #11—Cover B: Tony Shasteen
  • Mike Johnson (w) • Tony Shasteen (a & c)
  • FC • 32 pages • $3.99
  • Variant cover by Cryssy Cheung!
Star Trek: New Visions: All the Ages Frozen—CERTIFIED COOL
  • John Byrne (w & photo-manipulation)
  • On a world locked deep into an ice age, Kirk and the crew investigate the disappearance of a team of Federation scientists, and discover a long-lost civilization whose only survivor is intent on saving them… even if it kills them!
  • FC • 48 pages • $7.99
Ghostbusters 101 #6 (of 6)— Cover A: Dan Schoening
  • Erik Burnham (w) • Dan Schoening (a & c)
  • Thanks to a timely intervention, the Ghostbusters have saved the day! But you knew that would happen—you’re an old hand at this kind of thing! But after all the goodbyes are said and the players are all back to where they belong, one question remains: did the Ghostbusters’ ultimate solution have any consequences for the multiverse?! Find out in the finale to GHOSTBUSTERS 101!
  • FC • 32 pages • $3.99
Ghostbusters 101 #6 (of 6)— Cover B: Tim Lattie
  • Erik Burnham (w) • Dan Schoening (a) • Tim Lattie (c)
  • FC • 32 pages • $3.99
Ghostbusters 101 #6 (of 6)— Cover C: Bart Sears
  • Erik Burnham (w) • Dan Schoening (a) • Bart Sears (c)
  • FC • 32 pages • $3.99
  • Don’t miss the cover by Ominous Press creator, Bart Sears, part of our Bart Sears cover month!
Back to the Future #23— Cover A: Marcelo Ferreira
  • Bob Gale & John Barber (w) • Marcelo Ferreira (a & c)
  • “TIME SERVED, PART 2!” The crime of the century! Marty, Biff, and Jailbird Joey are out to rob Doc Brown’s mom—in 1972! But with the DeLorean missing, how’s Marty going to get back to the… aw, I didn’t even mean to do that this time. Ahh! I didn’t mean to make a “time” joke. (Well, you know what I mean.)
  • FC • 32 pages • $3.99
Back to the Future #23— Cover B: Bart Sears
  • Bob Gale & John Barber (w) • Marcelo Ferreira (a) • Bart Sears (c)
  • FC • 32 pages • $3.99
  • Don’t miss the cover by Ominous Press creator, Bart Sears, part of our Bart Sears cover month!
Judge Dredd: The Blessed Earth #5— Cover A: Ulises Fariñas
  • Ulises Fariñas & Erick Freitas (w) • Daniel Irizarri (a) • Ulises Fariñas (c)
  • Judge Dredd continues his mission to restore order to a lawless land! When Dredd seeks treatment for his strange and deadly ailment, his Mega-Train is attacked by the robot-hating Neon Knights! Behold the mystery and grandeur of The Blessed Earth!
  • FC • 32 pages • $3.99
Judge Dredd: The Blessed Earth #5— Cover B: Sedat Oezgen
  • Ulises Fariñas & Erick Freitas (w) • Daniel Irizarri (a) • Sedat Oezgen (c)
  • FC • 32 pages • $3.99
  • The sequel to the critically acclaimed Mega-City Zero storyline continues!
Kull Eternal #3— Cover A: Luca Pizzari
  • Tom Waltz (w) • Luca Pizzari (a) • Luca Pizzari (c)
  • Robert E. Howard’s legendary warrior king returns! Kull’s quest through time continues as he moves from bloody revolution to even bloodier civil war, only to find a hideous evil lurks in the night, threatening to forever change the New Atlantis’ future. Can Kull stop the flesh-eating monsters that hunt in the dark before it’s too late?!
  • FC • 32 pages • $3.99
Kull Eternal #3— Cover B: Bart Sears
  • Tom Waltz (w) • Luca Pizzari (a) • Bart Sears (c)
  • FC • 32 pages • $3.99
  • Robert E. Howard’s legendary warrior king as you’ve never seen him before!
  • Don’t miss the cover by Ominous Press creator, Bart Sears, part of our Bart Sears cover month!
  • Written by Tom Waltz (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles) and illustrated by Luca Pizzari (Marvel’s Black Knight).
  • Action, adventure, romance, and political intrigue spanning the ages!
  • Variant cover by Julio Das Pastoras!
24: Legacy—Rules of Engagement #5 (of 5)— Cover A: Georges Jeanty
  • Christopher Farnsworth (w) • Antonio Fuso (a) • Georges Jeanty (c)
  • The clock has been reset with 24: Legacy, and this limited series explores the past of its new leading character, Eric Carter, who led the elite squad responsible for killing an infamous terrorist leader and, consequently, was forced into hiding. But before he was a national hero and a wanted man, Carter learned the Rules of Engagement on the streets of Iraq and Washington, D.C.
  • FC • 32 pages • $3.99
24: Legacy—Rules of Engagement #5 (of 5)— Cover B: Photo
    • Christopher Farnsworth (w) • Antonio Fuso (a) • Photo (c)
    • FC • 32 pages • $3.99
    • Based on the new hit iteration of the 24 franchise!
    • Executive produced by Manny Coto and Evan Katz, writers of the show!
    • Covers by Georges Jeanty (Serenity)!
    • Each issue will have a photo cover featuring the cast of the show
    • Written by Christopher Farnsworth, journalist, screenwriter and the author of The President’s Vampire series.
Orphan Black: Deviations #6 (of 6)—Cover A: Cat Staggs
  • Heli Kennedy (w) • Wayne Nichols (a) • Cat Staggs (c)
  • In a world where Sarah managed to save Beth from taking her own life! With this single twist of fate, the Clone Club comes together in a completely different manner and the mystery of Project LEDA unfolds in new, exiting ways! See all your favorite characters return in an all-new light!
  • FC • 32 pages • $3.99
Orphan Black: Deviations #6 (of 6)—Cover B: Fico Ossio
  • Heli Kennedy (w) • Wayne Nichols (a) • Fico Ossio (c)
  • FC • 32 pages • $3.99
  • Find out what happens in a world… where Sarah saved Beth!
  • Ask your retailer about the papercraft covers!
  • Papercraft variant cover by Kelly Blake!
Wynonna Earp: Season Zero #3 (of 5) —Cover A: Chris Evenhuis
  • Beau Smith (w) • Angel Hernandez (a) • Chris Evenhuis (c)
  • Wynonna Earp brings the fight to the enemy—but she’s not going in alone. And with the surviving Banditos behind her, all hell’s gonna break loose!
  • FC • 32 pages • $3.99
Wynonna Earp: Season Zero #3 (of 5)—Cover B: Photo
  • Beau Smith (w) • Angel Hernandez (a) • Photo (c)
  • FC • 32 pages • $3.99
  • Never-before-told story that ties into Syfy’s Wynonna Earp TV series!
  • Wynonna Earp returns to Syfy in June!
  • Secrets of Wynonna Earp’s past revealed!
Rayguns and Rocketships
  • Scott Rogers (d) Ron Salas, A. Jorgensen, and Jay Fotos (a)
  • Blast off on an adventure that’s out of this world! Strap on your jetpack, and man your raygun, because it’s going to take all of your wits and courage to pilot your rocketship to victory! There’s a galaxy’s worth of action in store for you in Rayguns and Rocketships!
  • Rayguns and Rocketships is a dual-scale miniatures board game that takes 2-4 players on a competitive adventure to fight for the fate of the galaxy! Pilot your bulky but powerful rocketships with preprogrammed cards, and then spring into fast, dice-driven combat with your jetpack-wearing planeteers. Man your rocketship’s rayguns, control panels, and engines to earn unique combat bonuses, or fly them off into space to board and sabotage your foes! There’s a galaxy of strategic opportunities at your disposal, and a crew ready for your command in Rayguns and Rocketships!
  • 2-4 players  Ages 14+  90 minutes  MSRP $74.99  UPC: 8-27714-01080-0
  • Art from Ron Salas, A. Jorgensen, and Jay Fotos!
  • Game design from Scott Rogers!
  • A galactic battle for supremacy featuring 30+ plastic miniatures!
  • Advance solicited for September release!
Torres
  • Wolfgang Kramer & Michael Kiesling (d) Michael Menzel (a & c)
  • Disaster has come to the land as the king’s reign nears its end. The kingdom has fallen into disrepair. To ensure continued peace, the king must choose a successor among his sons. With a single hopeful decree, the king announces that his sons have 3 years to rebuild the once majestic kingdom. The prince who builds the most impressive castle may yet have a chance to repair the prestige of the shattered kingdom.
  • Using precious Action Point resources, strategically move your loyal Knights to stand atop the tallest tower. Not only must you build as high to the sky as you can, but you must also build across as much broken ground as possible to maximize the glory of your castle.As your towers rise, so too will the peoples’ hope in a new era of prosperity. May you be the prince to become king.
  • 2-4 players  Ages 10+  60 minutes  MSRP $49.99  UPC: 8-27714-01311-5
  • Art from Michael Menzel!
  • Game design from Wolfgang Kramer & Michael Kiesling!
  • In 2000, Torres was awarded the Game of the Year prize from the prestigious Spiel des Jahres: the highest honor a boardgame can receive.

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