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Read CLOAK AND DAGGER (2018) #1…for FREE!

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

With the Purchase of a Print Issue, Unlock a Bonus Digital Comic from Our Latest Line of Digital-Exclusive Series!

New York, NY—August 1, 2018— Celebrate New Comic Book Day with the gift of FREE digital comics! By purchasing any of the print issues below, you’ll have the chance to redeem not only the digital version of the comic you just bought, but also the first chapter in CLOAK AND DAGGER’s all-new crime series by Dennis Hopeless and David Messina! Just enter any of your print codes at MARVEL.COM/REDEEM and follow the on-screen instructions! Pick up your code in any of the following books, on-sale today!

 

ANT-MAN & THE WASP #4

ASTONISHING X-MEN #14

BEN REILLY SCARLET SPIDER #22

CAPTAIN AMERICA #2

COSMIC GHOST RIDER #2

DEADPOOL #3

DEATH OF INHUMANS #2

HUNT FOR WOLVERINE WEAPON LOST #4

IMMORTAL HULK #4

INFINITY WARS #1

MARVEL RISING: MS. MARVEL/SQUIRREL GIRL #1

STAR WARS #52

STAR WARS THE LAST JEDI ADAPTATION #5

WEAPON X #21

X-MEN GOLD #33

X-MEN GOLD ANNUAL #2

 

CLOAK AND DAGGER CHAPTER ONE marks the first part in the “Shades of Gray” arc, whose first two chapters are available in CLOAK AND DAGGER – MARVEL DIGITAL ORIGINAL #1, on-sale now!

 

CLOAK AND DAGGER’s digital series is the latest inclusion in the Marvel Digital Originals, an all-new lineup of DOUBLE-SIZED, digital-exclusive series starring your favorite characters from the small screen! Each MDO is jam-packed at 40 pages, delivering an entire binge worthy arc in the span of three months! Perfect for new readers and old-school fans, these never-before-told stories are in continuity with the larger Marvel Universe and feature top comic talent! All can be purchased and read on the Marvel Comics App, Comixology and Kindle!

 

Try the critically praised JESSICA JONES – MARVEL DIGITAL ORIGINAL #1 by Kelly Thompson and Mattia de Iulis today, with sensational covers by Martin Simmonds! You can also preorder the rest of the Digital Original lineup, featuring street-level favorites LUKE CAGE, IRON FIST and the DAUGHTERS OF THE DRAGON (a Colleen Wing/Misty Knight team-up), all surprise-announced at this year’s San Diego Comic Con!

 

In the meantime, want to continue the mystery planted in CLOAK AND DAGGER CHAPTER ONE? Be sure to pick up CHAPTER TWO and CHAPTER THREE, on-sale tomorrow on the Marvel Comics App, Comixology and Kindle! Or, continue Cloak and Dagger’s story in its DIGITAL ORIGINAL format, where all six chapters will be combined into three double-sized issues!

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UDON to release new hardcover editions of the publisher’s MEGA MAN and MEGA MAN X art books

First Comics News - Thu, 08/02/2018 - 23:26

TORONTO, ONTARIO – August. 1, 2018 – The iconic Mega Man video game franchise continues to celebrate its 30th anniversary throughout 2018 with the recently released Mega Man X: Legacy Collection, a new animated series – Mega Man: Fully Charged – premiering in August, and all-new game – Mega Man 11 – hitting consoles in October. UDON is likewise giving the blue bomber some special birthday treatment with prestigious new hardcover editions of two previously sold-out Mega Man art books.

MEGA MAN: OFFICIAL COMPLETE WORKS Hardcover Edition is the ultimate collection of classic Mega Man game covers, character art, enemy & boss designs, rough concepts, tribute pieces, and much more. The book covers all 10 games in the classic Mega Man series, plus spin-offs, remakes, re-releases, and crossovers, all supported by a heaping amount of exclusive creator commentary. Likewise, the MEGA MAN X: OFFICIAL COMPLETE WORKS Hardcover Edition gives the same treatment to Mega Man’s even more futuristic successor, and covers all 8 core games and spinoffs from the Mega Man X series.

MEGA MAN: OFFICIAL COMPLETE WORKS HC arrives in stores everywhere October 2018, while MEGA MAN X: OFFICIAL COMPLETE WORKS HC hits shelves November 2018.

MEGA MAN: OFFICIAL COMPLETE WORKS HC
DETAILS: 296 pg, 8.25 x 11.75”, Full Color, Hardcover
MSRP: $39.99 USD
RELEASE DATE: October 2018
ISBN: 978-1772940749
DIAMOND CODE: AUG182411

MEGA MAN X: OFFICIAL COMPLETE WORKS HC
DETAILS: 152 pg, 8.25 x 11.75”, Full Color, Hardcover
MSRP: $39.99 USD
RELEASE DATE: November 2018
ISBN: 978-1772940756
DIAMOND CODE: MAR188305

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RICH INTERVIEWS: Sun Khanunaki Cover Artist Lady Death 

First Comics News - Thu, 08/02/2018 - 23:11


First Comics News: How did you join the Lady Death Universe?

Sun Khanunaki: I’ve been a Lady Death fan since the first time I walked into a comic book store. I have tunnel vision when it comes to goals and doing a Lady Death cover was one of them. I wanted to see what she would look like if Rembrandt had been born in the 80s and painted her for a heavy metal cover. I sent the painting to Brian Pulido, and the rest is history!

1st: When you illustrate Lady Death what about her personality do you most try to bring out?

Sun: I like keeping her regal, but show her man-eating badassness.

1st: What physical characteristics of Lady Death do you include in your art?

Sun: I love focusing on bringing out her pale white skin and giving her an ethereal glow. I wanted to keep as much of the signature aspects of the character as possible. I love Hughes’ original art and wanted to pay homage to him as well. Things like the high curved bangs.

1st: Why are people attracted to Lady Death?

Sun: I think Lady Death represents an uncompromised strength of will. She helps us imagine fighting our own demons. The fact that she’s doing all that in a black latex bikini helps too. Haha

1st: Do you see any personality traits of Lady Death in you?

Sun: I wish. I think I look up to her more than anything. Maybe her determination. Once she decides something it’s done.

1st: Why did you enjoy working on “Zack the Zombie Exterminator” and “La Muerta” and why?

Sun: I love working on anything Brian Pulido is doing. Zack was super fun but La Muerta felt like a vacation. She’s such a deep character and I love adding a lot of emotion to my pieces.

1st: Do you prefer the bad girls in comics if so for what reason?

Sun: This could be an interview all in its self. Women have been oppressed and thought of as objects for too long. I feel that we should be free to express our sensuality without it having a negative connotation. I guess it really depends on what you mean by ‘’bad girl’’. If by that you mean the anti-hero or darker character, then yes. I love Characters that have a strong sense of self and aren’t afraid to give the rules the finger. There’s still a lot of stigma attached to being a woman, particularly one that speaks her mind and refuses to put down. I guess essentially I like to bring homage to the women in comics who fight our oppression.

1st: How did you achieve your awesome level of artistic talent?

Sun: Blood, sweat, and tears. I’m self-taught so everything I know is from observation, trials, and error. I put everything I have Into my art, so they take me quite a while and several versions before it’s complete. I’m always learning and feel that I’m nowhere near the artist I want to be.

1st: What character would you like to do a cover for that you have not?

Sun: Red Sonja, Purgatori, Lady Demon, Zombie Tramp, and Vampirella are on the top of my list!

1st: How do you find going to comic conventions?

Sun: Conventions are always a blast! I love meeting fans, mingling with other artists and seeing the amazing cosplay. It’s an absolute pleasure to be surrounded by talent, celebrities, and fans passionate about keeping fantasy and entertainment alive.

1st: Why do you have a Patreon account?

Sun: I set up a Patreon account on a whim for future tutorials but totally forgot about it. I pity my 1 follower. Lol

1st: What music do you listen to?

Sun: When I’m painting I listen to movie soundtracks, basically anything really intense and epic. Right now I’m big on game of thrones’ and John wick soundtracks. Some techno And new wave retro. Some metal like Gwar, Black Sabbath, Judas Priest. I like All kinds of music. I was Lucky enough to do a cover for a London May album!

1st: What would you like to say to all the fans of your work?

Sun: Sharing art and having people enjoy it is a surreal feeling. I’m so grateful that someone can find happiness in looking at my art. I enjoy making it, so we’re sharing joy and that’s a beautiful thing.

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HARBINGER WARS 2 #4 preview

First Comics News - Thu, 08/02/2018 - 23:00

HARBINGER WARS 2 #4 (of 4)
Written by MATT KINDT
Art by TOMÁS GIORELLO with RENATO GUEDES
Colors by DIEGO RODRIGUEZ
Letters by DAVE SHARPE
Cover A by J.G. JONES (JUN182070)
Cover B by MICO SUAYAN (JUN182071)
Interlocking Variant by JUAN JOSÉ RYP (JUN182072)
HW2 Icon Variant by FELIPE MASSAFERA (JUN182073)
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On Sale AUGUST 29 (FOC – 8/6/18)

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Diana Gabaldon, Dan Brereton, Gene Ha, Tom Cook Headline Creators At Wizard World Comic Con Chicago, August 23-26

First Comics News - Thu, 08/02/2018 - 22:34

Artist Alley Headliners Also Include Bob Camp, Andrew Pepoy, Kurt Lehner, Dan Dougherty, Jose Delbo, Jonathan Glapion, Arthur Suydam At 20th Anniversary Event At Donald E. Stephens Convention Center

 

ROSEMONT, Ill., August 2, 2018 – Diana Gabaldon (Outlander novels), Dan Brereton (“Nocturnals,” “Batman: Thrillkiller”), Gene Ha (“Mae,” “Justice League”), Tom Cook (“Masters of the Universe,” “Smurfs”), Bob Camp (“Ren & Stimpy”), Andrew Pepoy (“The Simpsons,” “Archie”), Kurt Lehner (“Gargoyles,” “Marvel Action Hour”), Jose Delbo (“Raggedy Ann,” “The Beatles”), Dan Dougherty (“Beardo,” “Touching Evil”), Jonathan Glapion (“Batgirl,” “Wonder Woman”) and Arthur Suydam (“Deadpool,” “Marvel Zombies”) are among the dozens of professional writers and artists scheduled to attend Wizard World Comic Con Chicago, August 23-26 at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center.

 

This marks the 20th anniversary of the first Wizard World Comic Con Chicago, with a weekend that will feature many demonstrations and discussions at the Creative Stage.

 

Artist Alley in Chicago will also feature top creators such as Greg Horn (“Phoenix,” “Venom”), Arvell Jones (“Black Panther,” “Luke Cage”), Ryan North (“Adventure Time,” “Squirrel Girl”), Tony “KO!” Kordos (“Cyborg”), Mostafa Moussa (“Superman,” “Fantastic Four”), Phil Ortiz (“The Simpsons”), Shawn Coss (“Cyanide & Happiness”), Rebecca Rothschild (“Warshiner,” “Mortal Combat X”) and more.

 

Wizard World Comic Con Chicago will also feature non-stop live entertainment, gaming, and autographs, photo ops and exclusive Q&A sessions with top celebrities such as Tom Welling (“Smallville,” “Lucifer”), Ian Somerhalder (“The Vampire Diaries”), “The X-Files” headliners Gillian Anderson and David Duchovny, six stars of the cast of “Outlander” (Sam Heughan, Catriona Balfe, Graham McTavish, Lotte Verbeek, Richard Rankin, Sophie Skelton), Guardians of the Galaxy standout Pom Klementieff and many others, a dedicated kids zone and more, along with Wizard World’s Master of Ceremonies, Kato Kaelin.

 

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 10th event scheduled on the 2018 Wizard World calendar, Chicago show hours are Thursday, August 23, 4-9 p.m.; Friday, August 24, noon-7 p.m.; Saturday, August 25, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sunday, August 26, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Kids 10 and under are admitted free with paid adult.

 

Wizard World Comic Con Chicago 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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HELM, the Eisner-Nominated Fantasy Series, Gets Collected into a TPB for the First Time!

First Comics News - Thu, 08/02/2018 - 22:31

HELM BOOK 1: HARBINGER
Writer(s): Jehanzeb Hasan
Artist Name(s): Mauricio Caballero
Cover Artist(s): Mauricio Caballero
160 pgs./ T / FC
$14.99

Enter the world of HELM, an Eisner-nominated epic fantasy adventure in the tradition of Star WarsLord of the Rings, and Game of Thrones.

Set in a vast and ancient land plagued by racism, riots, and rebellion, HELM is the sweeping saga of Eldrick Spellsong Jr., a college dropout who unknowingly holds the key to unlocking an age-old secret. Readers will journey along with the mysterious Luna Lumere, as she flees the clutches of the evil Legion, in search of Eldrick. Together, with an unforgettable cast of adventurers, villains, and scoundrels at their side, they will traverse the dark and dangerous world of HELM in search of the legendary Bastard King.

“I think there’s something for everyone in this story,” comments creator/writer Jehanzeb Hasan. “It’s made for contemporary readers but kids, teens, adults… they might all find something to latch onto here. There’s light-hearted comedy, drama, action, romance… If you’re a child of the 80’s, or even late-70’s, I think you may especially appreciate HELM because you’ll recognize many of the threads that link this story with some of the classic adventures we grew up on.”

Originally a web series, HELM was nominated for an Eisner in the category of Best Digital Comic in 2017. HELM BOOK 1: HARBINGER will be available in a comic book store near you on September 26th, 2018. Preorder the book using Diamond item code JUL181434.

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DARK HORSE REVEALS “DISNEY TREASURE ISLAND, STARRING MICKEY MOUSE”

First Comics News - Thu, 08/02/2018 - 22:26

Graphic Novel Adaptation By Teresa Radice and Stefano Turconi Coming in October 2018

MILWAUKIE, Ore., (August 2, 2018)—Today, Dark Horse is excited to reveal Disney Treasure Island, starring Mickey Mouse! The classic Robert Louis Stevenson’s tale comes to life in this graphic novel adaptation that stars Mickey, Goofy, and Pegleg Pete. From writer Teresa Radice and artist Stefano Turconi comes this swashbuckling adventure that is filled with the magic of Disney!

For as long as he can remember, Jim Mousekins has dreamed of a life of adventure. In Disney Treasure Island, starring Mickey Mouse, Jim’s dream is suddenly realized when a mysterious man known only as “The Captain” takes up residence at Jim’s family’s inn, has the boy on the lookout for “the cat with one hind paw,” and tells frightening stories of wild places, disappearances, and the wicked sea-faring pirate, Blot! After finding a treasure map in the captain’s wooden chest, Jim, friends, and a hired crew set out on an ocean voyage looking for the island that hides the fortune. But trouble strikes as they reach land: a gang of scheming pirates, hidden among the crew, forces Jim and his friends to flee for their lives! The race is on, as they rush to find the location of the treasure, make it back to the ship, and out to sea—before the pirates capture them and force them all to walk the plank!

Disney Treasure Island, starring Mickey Mouse goes on sale October 31, 2018, just in time for the 90th anniversary of Mickey Mouse! This book is available for preorder on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and at your local comic shop. This 104-page graphic novel retails for $10.99.

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ART OF WRESTLING ROAD DIARIES 19. Hall Of Fame

First Comics News - Thu, 08/02/2018 - 22:21

Guests: Bruce Prichard, Conrad Thompson, Bob Holly, Davey Boy Smith Jr, Rory Fox, Brennon Martin, Kyle Klingman. Colt heads to Waterloo, IA to participate in the festivities of the Wrestling Hall Of Fame.

Music:
www.youtube.com/TheUkuleleTeacher
www.superfunyeahyeahrocketship.com

Image Photo:
www.portraitofawrestler.com/

Image Design:
Jimmy Lee

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MARVEL UNLIMITED EXPANDS THIS AUGUST

First Comics News - Thu, 08/02/2018 - 22:14

Digital Subscription library continues to grow with latest updates

 

New York, NY—August 2nd, 2018—Marvel Unlimited, Marvel’s digital comics subscription service, offers members unlimited access to over 20,000 issues of Marvel’s classic and newer titles, delivered digitally through your desktop web browser and the Marvel Unlimited mobile app. With classic and newer issues added every week, here are some of the amazing Marvel titles coming to Marvel Unlimited this month:

 

 

Week of 8/6

 

ALL-NEW WOLVERINE #30

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN: RENEW YOUR VOWS #15

AVENGERS #678

BEN REILLY: SCARLET SPIDER #13

BLACK PANTHER: LONG LIVE THE KING #4

CAPTAIN MARVEL #128

DEFENDERS #9

DESPICABLE DEADPOOL #293

FALCON #4

INCREDIBLE HULK #712

INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #596

JEAN GREY #11     FINAL ISSUE!

JESSICA JONES #16

MOON GIRL AND DEVIL DINOSAUR #27

MOON KNIGHT #191

OLD MAN LOGAN #34

PHOENIX RESURRECTION: THE RETURN OF JEAN GREY #5  FINAL ISSUE!

SPIDER-GWEN #28

STAR WARS: DOCTOR APHRA #16

STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI – DJ – MOST WANTED #1

When STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI takes theaters in FORCE (get it?) this December, Star Wars fans will get a peek into some new dark corners of the Galaxy Far Away…and out of one of those corners scuttles DJ, the mysterious character played by Benecio Del Toro! Who is this mystery man, and what put him in the path of our Resistance heroes? Join Ben Acker & Ben Blacker (Star Wars Join the Resistance, Star Wars: The Last Jedi – The Storms of Crait) and Kev Walker (Star Wars: Doctor Aphra, Darkhawk) as they reveal a day in DJ’s life just before his appearance in the film!

TALES OF SUSPENSE #101

 

Week of 8/13

 

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #795

AVENGERS #679

BLACK BOLT #10

BLACK PANTHER: THE SOUND AND THE FURY #1

The fantastic technology of Wakanda comes to Dubai! But when the villainous KLAW launches a plot to extort billions from the citizens of the city, T’CHALLA’s diplomatic mission becomes a search and rescue for the BLACK PANTHER! Written and illustrated by industry legends Ralph Macchio and Andrea Di Vito, THE SOUND AND THE FURY puts the Black Panther on a mission that will test his prowess against his long-standing nemesis, as well as three new villains – BLOKK, GARROTTE, and SHEN-YU! Featuring a special presentation of FANTASTIC FOUR #53, featuring the earliest conflict between T’Challa and Klaw, and the introduction of VIBRANIUM!

DAREDEVIL #598

HAWKEYE #15

ICEMAN #10

INFINITY COUNTDOWN: ADAM WARLOCK #1

ADAM WARLOCK IS BACK! Reborn from the realm of the dead, Adam has come seeking the Soul Stone…and the truth about what it did to him! His guide through this Infinity Quest is none other than…Kang the Conqueror?!? Be there as Adam begins down the dark trail sure to lead him into the heart of the mystery of the Infinity Stones…

IRON FIST #77

RISE OF THE BLACK PANTHER #2

ROGUE & GAMBIT #2

RUNAWAYS #6

SHE-HULK #162

SPIDER-MAN #237

SPIDER-MAN/DEADPOOL #27

SPIRITS OF VENGEANCE #5     FINAL ISSUE!

STAR WARS #43

VENOM #161

X-MEN: GOLD #21

X-MEN: RED #1

THE FIRST SENSATIONAL ARC OF AN ALL-NEW TEAM OF X-MEN STARTS HERE! JEAN GREY is back! Returned to a world she doesn’t recognize, the First Lady of the X-MEN gathers an unlikely team — NIGHTCRAWLER, NAMOR and LAURA KINNEY (A.K.A. ALL-NEW WOLVERINE) — to face an evil that threatens to tear down XAVIER’s dream by any means necessary!

 

Week of 8/20

 

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN ANNUAL #42

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN: RENEW YOUR VOWS #16

AVENGERS #680

BEN REILLY: SCARLET SPIDER #14

BLACK PANTHER: LONG LIVE THE KING #5

CABLE #154

CAPTAIN AMERICA #698

DARTH VADER #11

DESPICABLE DEADPOOL #294

DOCTOR STRANGE #385

FALCON #5

MARVEL 2-IN-ONE #3

  1. MARVEL #27

OLD MAN HAWKEYE #2

OLD MAN LOGAN #35

STAR WARS: POE DAMERON #24

STAR WARS: THRAWN #1

One of the most cunning and ruthless minds in all of the Star Wars, Grand Admiral Thrawn is back with his own six-issue miniseries! Written by Jody Houser (ROGUE ONE ADAPTATION) and drawn by Luke Ross (STAR WARS: DARTH MAUL, STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS ADAPTATION), follow the comic adaptation of Timothy Zahn’s New York Times best-selling novel about Thrawn’s rise in the Imperial ranks, on his way to becoming one of the most feared military tacticians in the galaxy far, far away!

THE PUNISHER #221

THE UNBEATABLE SQUIRREL GIRL #29

WEAPON X #14

X-MEN: BLUE #21

 

Week of 8/27

 

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #796

ASTONISHING X-MEN #8

AVENGERS #681

BLACK PANTHER ANNUAL #1

Three legendary BLACK PANTHER writers return to Wakanda! Don McGregor’s famous storyline “The Panther’s Rage” has become one of the most well-respected runs in comic book history. Now, the author who redefined Wakanda for a generation is back to expand the mythos! Bearing the heart-shaped herb that defines the Panther legacy, King T’Challa leaves his beloved country for a heart-wrenching mission in the streets of New York. Then: For half a decade, comics legend Christopher Priest made his mark on the Panther. The acclaimed writer returns with an all-new story – and with it, of course, U.S. State Department employee Everett K. Ross! And finally, no Panther history would be complete without Reggie Hudlin, author of more than 50 Black Panther stories, including the famed “Who Is The Black Panther?” Don’t miss the sequel to his “Black to the Future” story, featuring original artist Ken Lashley!

DAREDEVIL #599

DEADPOOL VS. OLD MAN LOGAN #5    FINAL ISSUE!

DEFENDERS #10     FINAL ISSUE!

DOCTOR STRANGE: DAMNATION #1

The city of sin gets its biggest sinner yet. When Doctor Strange raises Las Vegas up from its destruction during SECRET EMPIRE, he inadvertently opens a big door for the embodiment of evil, MEPHISTO! The devilish villain takes the city for himself and sets his sights on the rest of the world. It’s going to take heroes from all over the Marvel Universe to defeat him, but there’s nothing simple about fighting the lord of Hell.

GENERATION X #87     FINAL ISSUE!

INCREDIBLE HULK #713

INFINITY COUNTDOWN PRIME #1    INFINITY COUNTDOWN BEGINS!

The Infinity Stones. Individually, they grant their wielder great power. Together, they grant the power of a god. Newly reformed and scattered throughout the universe, these artifacts allow the ones who claim them their heart’s desire. Now, as their locations are discovered, forces converge for a battle that will begin the universe down a dark path to the END. Jump onto this exciting ride that will lead to the biggest Infinity yet!

LUKE CAGE #170    FINAL ISSUE!

MIGHTY THOR #704

MONSTERS UNLEASHED #11

STAR WARS: DOCTOR APHRA #17

TALES OF SUSPENSE #102

VENOM #162

X-MEN: GOLD #22

 

 

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Marvel Unlimited members have access to some of the greatest Marvel Comics featuring The Avengers, Spider-Man, Ant-Man, Thor, Black Panther, and more! With August’s update, Marvel Unlimited will also be expanding its back catalog with the following issues:  DAREDEVIL (1964) #113-119, #333-344, NEW WARRIORS (1990) #18-36, VENOM: THE HUNTED (1996) #1-3, VENOM: THE HUNGER (1996) #1-4, and much, MUCH more! This amazing service is accessible through Marvel Unlimited on the web and through the Marvel Unlimited app on iPhone®, iPad® and on select Android™ devices.

 

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RICH REVIEWS: Scifies # 2

First Comics News - Thu, 08/02/2018 - 22:11

Title: Scifies # 2
Publisher: Ramon Gil
Written by: Ramon Gil
Artists: various
Cover Art: Len Peralta
Inside Colors by: Macarena Cortes
Price: $ 2.99 US
Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
Website: www.scifies.com
Comments: “Senturies” Story by Ramin Gil, Illustrated by Ian Waryanto.
This story is a short one that leads into “Senturies #1”. It is done in the blue and white color style. The Captain it seems is just starting out on an adventure one that is going somewhere unexpected with someone unexpected.
“The Men from D.A.R.P.A.” Words by Ramin Gil, Pictures by Cee Raymond.
One of man works for the government. Now the story has this man being part of a group of friends which are infiltrated by a woman. Which leads to a shootout and high-speed car chase. This is a brief preview of “The Men from Darpa # 1”.
“Race Encounters of the Third Kind” Written by Ramon Gil, Illustrated by Len Peralta and colors by Calis Chokoreto.
This is a weird little story about racial prejudice among chickens. The art style is cute.
“The Hard Code” Written by Ramon Gil, Illustrated by Trevor Von Eeden and Colors by Macarena Cortes.
A human and an android cop are partners. Now they get a case which may change the way the world looks at androids. The coloring is used to let you know who the androids are it works. The faces could use more detail and the art at times is to darkly colored. This is a preview of “The Hard Code # 1”.
“Truer Than Trousdale” Written by & Illustrated by Ramon Gil.
The art is simple here and done in a two-tone style using one color and white per page. These stories are posted online at http://www.scifies.com 

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The Finer Elements of Inner Planar Adventuring

Sorcerer's Skull - Thu, 08/02/2018 - 11:00
The original of this post appeared in 2014.

It's not an uncommon complaint on the internet that the Elemental Planes are boring because they're featureless expanses of the same thingm, which is sort of like saying dungeons are boring because thy're just empty spaces underground, or wilderness adventures are dullsville because it's just a whole bunch of trees. Most environments are probably not in and of themselves terribly interesting. They're interesting because of (a) what you can put in them and (b) the additional challenges their nature presents to PCs. I would also say that the Elemental Planes can be an interesting cosmological element in a setting even if not viewed as a place to go adventuring, but it's "place for adventuring" I'm going to focus on here.

First off, the Elemental Planes as typically described are for the most part pretty hostile to human life. I don't think that's a bad thing, necessarily. High level adventurers have access to a lot of great technology (i.e. magic) to protect themselves. Guarding against equipment failure and avoiding changing conditions certainly creates a lot of tension in science fiction books and movies; there's no reason it can't be put to similar effect in gaming. It's resource management that's more than just counting.

Here are some brief ideas and inspirations for Elemental Plane adventures:


Air
This one's probably the easiest, with flying creatures, cities on clouds and the like. I would draw some inspiration from sci-fi imaginings of life in the atmosphere of gas giants. The plane of air should only be featureless like space is featureless: there should be pieces of stuff falling/tumbling through it. There should be air-dwelling Portuguese man o' war type things and air-whales like living zeppelins that one can travel or even live on. Reliance on the strongest air streams for travel would ensure that there were certain air caravan routes.
Inspirations: the Cloud City of Bespin in The Empire Strikes Back, the Star Trek episode "The Cloud-Miners," The Mysterious Explorations of Jasper Morello, Castle in the Sky (1986), Last Exile.


Fire
Fire is like a really big star, though it's surface is much cool. There would be islands of rock (and by islands, I mean things bigger that continents) floating across it, or great metal craft drifting through it's smoke-choked corona. It would, of course, be populated (though perhaps not exclusively) by beings (jinn?) composed of Fire who did very similar stuff to Prime Material humans but were fiery while doing it.
Inspirations: Any Adventure Time episode dealing with the Fire Kingdom, the neutron star life of Forward's Dragon's Egg, parts of Sunshine (2007), Secrets of the Fire Sea by Stephen Hunt.


Earth
This plane is a huge sphere (or block or tesseract, or whatever) of rock, riddled with tunnels and chambers. In other words, it's a dungeon in three dimensions. It's sci-fi asteroid mining and molerat sapients, too.
Inspirations: Dig Dug, the Star Trek episode "Devil in the Dark," Derinkuyu.


Water
Like Air, it's fairly easy to see what to put into the Plane of Water, but maybe difficult to see why you wouldn't just do that stuff on a Prime Material ocean. I would say it's like an extraterrestrial ocean planet: You can make it far more exotic than you would the oceans of your main campaign world. Societies would have vertical and horizontal borders. Different depth layers would be like different levels of a dungeon, except (depending on how science fictional you got) adventurers might need increasing pressure protection to descend to the next level.
Inspirations: Neptune's Brood by Charles Stross, The Abyss (1989), Finding Nemo, 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, Blue Submarine No. 6, Sub-Mariner, Aquaman, and Abe Sapien comics.

Wednesday Comics: Storm is Coming

Sorcerer's Skull - Wed, 08/01/2018 - 11:00

After a bit of hiatus, I'm getting ready to return to my survey of Don Lawrence's Storm (hopefully) next week. To catch you up since it has been a while, here are the installments so far on the current volume "The Living Planet":

Part 1
Part 2
Part 3

WWE and Foxtel Extend Long-Standing Partnership to Air WWE Programming Live in Australia

First Comics News - Tue, 07/31/2018 - 21:16

07/31/2018

SYDNEY & STAMFORD, Conn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– WWE (NYSE:WWE) and Foxtel will extend their partnership into its 19th year with a new agreement to broadcast WWE programming live in Australia, including flagship shows Raw® and SmackDown®, as well as WWE’s live pay-per-views events.

Foxtel’s FOX8 will continue to air Raw live at 10 a.m. on Tuesdays and SmackDown live at 10 a.m. on Wednesdays. For the first time, FOX8 will re-air Raw on Tuesday nights in primetime and SmackDown on Wednesday nights in primetime, and FOX Sports will air one-hour versions of Raw and SmackDown in primetime each week. Foxtel Now will make both shows available On Demand following their airings.

“We are delighted to extend our long-standing partnership with one of the biggest brands in entertainment, and increase our WWE offering across both our linear channels and On Demand,” said Stephen Baldwin, Director of Foxtel Networks and On Demand. “WWE has such a passionate fan base in Australia, and Foxtel is pleased to be able to continue bringing this popular content to our customers.”

“Foxtel is a long-time, valued partner who shares our vision and passion for engaging and entertaining our fans,” said Michelle Wilson, WWE Co-President. “This agreement allows us to continue showcasing our unique blend of action-packed, family friendly entertainment across Australia.”

Fans can also order all of WWE’s live special events on Foxtel pay-per-view channel Main Event, including WrestleMania®, SummerSlam®, Survivor Series® and Royal Rumble®. Additionally, new this year are WWE weekly highlight shows Afterburn® and Bottom Line®, which will be available On Demand on Foxtel Now.

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ARCHIE MEETS SPOTIFY TO LAUNCH NEW MOTION COMICS

First Comics News - Tue, 07/31/2018 - 20:50


Video Series Based on Best-Selling Archie Comic Book Latest Forward-Thinking Move by Publisher

July 31, 2018 – Archie Comics and Spotify have teamed to adapt the publisher’s critically acclaimed and bestselling comics into a video series streaming live on the music platform. The new six episode series, live now only on Spotify, is the next part of Archie’s continued effort to expand to new audiences and story-telling mediums with its wide array of world famous characters.

“Archie has always been about trying to find new ways to get comics to fans and readers,” said Archie Comics Publisher/CEO Jon Goldwater. “And when the opportunity to work with Spotify arose, it was a perfect match. Being able to reposition these modern classics for new readers in this unique, motion comic format makes perfect sense and we can’t wait for fans to experience these beloved Archie stories in a new way.”

The series will be based on the internationally bestselling ARCHIE comic book by writer Mark Waid and artists Fiona Staples, Annie Wu, and Veronica Fish. The series debuted in 2015 and ushered in a new era for Archie and his friends, reintroducing the beloved cast with a modern twist. Each of the first six issues will be adapted into its own motion comic episode, only available on Spotify. The series, entitled “Spotlight Archie — The New Riverdale,” will be created by Madefire, the technology enabled content company specializing in digital and motion comics.

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Robots vs Princesses #1 preview

First Comics News - Tue, 07/31/2018 - 16:28

Robots vs Princesses #1

writer: Todd Matthy

artist: Nicolas Chapuis

covers: Nicolas Chapuis (A)

              Nicolas Chapuis (RI-Virgin)

FC  |  32 pages  |  $3.99  |   All Ages               

The comic event of the year has arrived! When plucky Princess Zara stumbles upon the Decimator defector Wheeler, she sets in motion events that will pit the spritely cleverness of fairy tale princesses against the raw power of giant robots! The dream match you never thought you’d see begins here. Don’t miss it!

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Red Sonja Amanda Conner Statue Artist Proof preview

First Comics News - Tue, 07/31/2018 - 16:28

Red Sonja Amanda Conner Statue Artist Proof

Art: Jason Smith (sculptor), Amanda Conner (art)

Price: $149.99

ONLY 99 STATUES IN THE WORLD!

Comic book sensation Amanda Conner’s depiction of Red Sonja has been immortalized in this Limited Edition Artist Proof variant statue! Dynamite Entertainment proudly brings this fan-favorite comic book artist’s vision of the She-Devil with a Sword to three dimensions with this hand-painted, limited edition resin statue! Based on Conner’s cover artwork to Red Sonja: The Black Tower #1, the statue is sculpted by Jason Smith, measures approximately 7.5″ high, and stands on a 3″ wide base. Including a numbered Certificate of Authenticity and shipping in a full-color display box, the Red Sonja by Amanda Conner Statue reveals our well-armed warrior, ready for action!

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Red Sonja Vol. 4 #19 preview

First Comics News - Tue, 07/31/2018 - 16:28

Red Sonja Vol. 4 #19

Writer: Amy Chu, Erik Burnham

Art: Carlos Gomez

Covers: Sean Chen (A), Tom Mandrake (B), Jan Duursema (C), Cosplay (D), John Royale (E-Subscription)

FC  |  32 pages  |  $3.99  |   Teen+  

Still seeking Lord Skath, Sonja finally reaches his castle in the Cimmerian mountains — and it’s not what she expected! Castle Skath is now something of an attraction for wealthy visitors from across Hyborea; and its new owner, Rusa Sandak, has sinister plans to keep the gold flowing…

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Project Superpowers #1 preview

First Comics News - Tue, 07/31/2018 - 16:28

Project Superpowers #1

writer: Rob Williams

artist: Sergio Davila

covers: Francesco Mattina (A), Ed Benes (B), John Royle (C)

              Philip Tan (D), JG Jones (E) Stephen Segovia (F)

              Sergio Davila (G), Philip Tan (RI-B/W)

              J.G. Jones (RI-Sepia), Ed Benes (RI-Virgin)

              Francesco Mattina (RI-Virgin)

FC  |  32 pages  |  $3.99  |   Teen+  

The Project Superpowers heroes came from the past, now they have to prove their relevance in the modern world. A 21st Century threat is coming for us all. What dread secrets does The Death Defying Devil hold? The Lighthouse will rise and the Spirit of The American Flag will take on a new host. But will it be enough? Can superheroes still save the day?

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A tribute to the life and career of Nikolai Volkoff

First Comics News - Tue, 07/31/2018 - 10:23

Josip Nikolai Peruzović (October 14, 1947 – July 29, 2018), better known by his ring name of Nikolai Volkoff, was a Yugoslav-born American professional wrestler who was best known for his performances in the World Wrestling Federation. Volkoff died at home on July 29, 2018, at the age of 70, days after being released from a hospital in Maryland where he had been treated for dehydration and other issues.

Look back at the incomparable legacy of WWE Hall of Famer Nikolai Volkoff.

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Brian Christopher passes away

First Comics News - Tue, 07/31/2018 - 10:16

WWE is saddened to learn that Brian Christopher Lawler, who is best known in WWE as Too Cool’s Grandmaster Sexay, has passed away. Lawler, who is the son of WWE Hall of Famer Jerry “The King” Lawler, competed during the height of the Attitude Era. WWE extends its condolences to Lawler’s family, friends and fans.

 

In early July 2018, Lawler was arrested and jailed for driving under the influence and for evading police. On the early morning of July 29, 2018, Lawler was found hanging in a cell at the Hardeman County Jail and was observed to be brain dead. His life support was disabled after his father Jerry Lawler had arrived to the hospital to bid his farewell. Lawler was pronounced dead at around 4:40 PM EST at the age of 46.

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