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X-O MANOWAR #11 preview

First Comics News - Fri, 11/17/2017 - 03:23

Valiant is proud to present your first lettered look inside X-O MANOWAR (2017) #11 – the FIRST ISSUE of “VISIGOTH,” an ALL-NEW JUMPING-ON POINT for 2017’s best-selling comics powerhouse from New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt (ETERNITY, Mind MGMT) and astonishing artist Ryan Bodenheim (The Dying & The Dead)! From “SOLDIER” to “GENERAL” to “EMPEROR”…to outcast! The whole of X-O Manowar’s battle-fueled past year in the Valiant Universe has all led to this…and now the fate of Earth’s last Visigoth – and the extraterrestrial kingdom he brought to order beneath his armored gauntlet – is about to be decided in blood and steel…

Aric of Dacia’s bone-crushing climb to the throne of an alien world earned him scores of allies…and a legion of scorned enemies. Now, stripped of his crown and cast out of his kingdom, the man known as X-O Manowar must return to his roots as a sword-wielding warrior of Earth if he is to survive the relentless band of intergalactic bounty hunters that have been hired to kill him cold. But with few places left to turn, could the last Visigoth’s best hope be the all-powerful…but insidious…weapon he once swore away: the X-O Manowar armor?

In 2018, Valiant’s relentless, best-selling science-fiction epic comes full circle! On January 24th, Matt Kindt and Ryan Bodenheim command a bold new introduction to Aric of Dacia’s one-man conquest of a hostile alien world as “VISIGOTH” takes hold, only in X-O MANOWAR (2017) #11 – featuring covers by Lewis LaRosa (BLOODSHOT SALVATION), Giuseppe Camuncoli (Amazing Spider-Man), Ariel Olivetti (Punisher War Journal), and Jay Anacleto (Marvels: Eyes of the Camera)!

Plus: Arriving in stores alongside X-O MANOWAR (2017) #11 on January 24th, get caught up on Aric of Dacia’s ascension to the throne with the X-O MANOWAR (2017) VOL 3: EMPEROR trade paperback collection – re-presenting the series’ latest chronicle of war amongst the stars by New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt (DIVINITY, Dept. H) and blockbuster artists Clayton Crain (RAI, Carnage) and Renato Guedes (Wolverine) for the low, introductory price of just $9.99!

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Written by MATT KINDT
Cover A by LEWIS LAROSA (NOV172017)
Interlocking Variant by ARIEL OLIVETTI (NOV172019)
X-O Manowar Icon Variant by JAY ANACLETO (NOV172020)
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | VALIANT PREMIUM | On Sale JANUARY 24th (FOC – 1/1/2018)

Written by MATT KINDT
Cover by LEWIS LAROSA (NOV172039)
$9.99 | 112 pgs. |  T+ | On Sale JANUARY 24th (FOC – 1/1/2018)
TRADE PAPERBACK | ISBN: 978-1-68215-235-5

X-O MANOWAR #11 – Interior Art by Ryan Bodenheim
X-O MANOWAR #11 – Interior Art by Ryan Bodenheim

X-O MANOWAR #11 – Interior Art by Ryan Bodenheim

X-O MANOWAR #11 – Interior Art by Ryan Bodenheim

X-O MANOWAR #11 – Interior Art by Ryan Bodenheim

X-O MANOWAR #11 – Cover A by Lewis LaRosa

X-O MANOWAR #11 – Cover B by Giuseppe Camuncoli

X-O MANOWAR #11 – X-O Manowar Icon Variant by Jay Anacleto

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First Comics News - Fri, 11/17/2017 - 03:02
Image Comics’ EXPO will be held in Portland, Oregon and will host a line-up of exciting creator-owned announcements Image Comics is pleased to announce that IMAGE EXPO will return and for the first time ever and will be held in Portland, Oregon on Wednesday, February 21st, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Leftbank Annex. Tickets are now available for purchase here.

IMAGE EXPO is an all-day event for fans, the retailer community, and the press to experience a showcase of exciting Image Comics announcements. IMAGE EXPO 2018 will feature a line-up of some of the hottest names in comics and offers a unique experience for fans to have unprecedented access to the writers and artists behind their favorite comic books at exclusive autograph sessions and comic-focused programming. The event is open to all fans, comics retailers, librarians, and media.

IMAGE EXPO will be an all-day event featuring some of the hottest names in comics soon to be announced, as well as special surprise guests.

Tickets to the event are now available for sale. Image Comics is pleased to offer General Admission tickets available for $25, Premium Admission tickets available for $100.

A General Admission Ticket will grant one (1) person entry to IMAGE EXPO and includes a program guide book and access to EXPO programming.

A Premium Admission Ticket will grant one (1) entry to IMAGE EXPO and includes admission to EXPO programming, program guide book, an Image Comics branded canvas tote bag, boxed lunch (valued at approximately $17), three (3) exclusive IMAGE EXPO variants, an Image Comics branded 25th anniversary commemorative pint glass, an Image Comics branded 25th anniversary commemorative enamel lapel pin, and access to priority seating.

Join us at the official IMAGE EXPO After Party which will be held from 7-10 p.m, location and further details to be announced. No ticket necessary, swing by and mingle with other members of the comics community, fans, industry professionals, and creators at this fun get-together.

Seating at IMAGE EXPO is limited. Admission for retailers and members of the media is complimentary (passes are limited).

Members of the media interested in requesting a press pass should fill out this form. Comics retailers interested in obtaining their complimentary pass should fill out this form.

Don’t miss your chance to meet creators, attend panels and signings, receive exclusive swag, and get the scoop on all that Image Comics has in store at this IMAGE EXPO 2018.

Image Comics fans can follow the latest IMAGE EXPO updates at We hope to see you there!

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First Comics News - Fri, 11/17/2017 - 02:45

Superstar artist Esad Ribić (Secret WarsUncanny X-Force) will make his creator-owned debut, teaming up with acclaimed writer Ivan Brandon (BLACK CLOUD, DRIFTER) for the darkly satirical sci-fi series VS this February from Image Comics. Painted colors from Nic Klein (DRIFTER) and design by Tom Muller round out the powerhouse creative team.

War has become a spectator sport.

Privately funded armies of superstar soldiers march into battle for fame, profit, and the glory of their sponsor nations. When a new generation of soldiers arrive, top gladiator Satta Flynn is about to discover how fleeting the limelight can be—and how punishing.

“Making VS is a dream,” said Ribić. “After all these years, it feels great to be able to create my own world and tech from scratch.”

“Working with Esad is mindblowing,” added Brandon. “I want to live in this world. Probably very briefly, as it’s incredibly dangerous.”

VS #1, Cover A (Diamond code: DEC170585) by Esad Ribić and Cover B (Diamond code: DEC170586) by Esad Ribić and Tom Muller, hits comic book stores Wednesday, February 7th. The final order cutoff deadline for comics retailers is Monday, January 15th.

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RICH REVIEWS: Harrow County # 26

First Comics News - Fri, 11/17/2017 - 02:35

Title: Harrow County # 26
Publisher: Dark Horse Comics
Script: Cullen Bunn
Art, Lettering and Cover: Tyler Crook
“Tales of Harrow County”: Script Tyler Crook, Art Alise Gluskova
Price: $ 3.99 US
Rating: out of 5 stars
Comments: Emmy sends a haint to do her bidding. The haint must do her bidding but you can tell it really wants to please her. It is a creature that most would fear and shy away from. So for it having Emmy care about him is a blessing.
Emmy here is deeply hurt but Kammi her sister.
Kammi is the evil version of Emmy and she has her own haints.
Bernice Emmy’s friend has grown powerful in her own right. Powerful enough to stand against Kammi we will see. You can just feel the evil emanating from Kammi and the determination from Bernice.
Kammi is the face of evil.
“Tales of Harrow County: Exterminator” This is a tale about an Exterminator who found love and then it ends very weirdly. This is Harrow County after all.

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RICH REVIEWS: Pitiful Human-Lizard # 16

First Comics News - Fri, 11/17/2017 - 02:30

Title: Pitiful Human-Lizard # 16
Publisher: Chapter House Comics
Creator/Story/Art/Cover: Jason Loo
Colour Assists: Meaghan Carter
Price: $ 3.99 US
Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
Websites: ,
Comments: Mother Wonder and Human-Lizard are off on a deadly space adventure to fight aliens. They join up with Mother Wonder’s old team of Divine Paladin’s. The Human-Lizard keeps getting put down as not being good enough and it is to his credit that he does not listen. He knows his own worth.
The Paladins have been interfering with other worlds and one decided to push back. More than push back. The Daikottans attacked and they had a weapon that could hurt and even kill the Paladins.
The Paladins are in for the fight of their lives something they are not used to.
The Human-Lizard did need to be used more. Having him stay on the sidelines does not make use of the star of the comic.
The different looking aliens are great to see.
The overall comic is done in a laid-back style. The heroes are definitely shown as heroes just it is not overly done.
Mother Wonder and the other Divine Paladins are really too stuck up. You will enjoy seeing them brought down a peg or two until it turns harmful.

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Spider-Man Hits a Milestone in PETER PARKER: THE SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN #300!

First Comics News - Thu, 11/16/2017 - 14:58

The epic 56-page issue hits comic shops this February!


New York, NY—November 15, 2017— He’s a staple of the Marvel Universe, and this February, Peter Parker’s legacy will be honored with a milestone issue in PETER PARKER: THE SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN #300!


A celebration of the Spider-Man legacy, PETER PARKER: SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN #300 follows the reveal of Peter Parker’s true identity as he goes up against the Tinkerer in what promises to be his biggest challenge yet! It’s a Mighty Marvel story worthy of a 56 page epic as the webslinger is joined in his fight by several Marvel heroes, including Black Panther, Iron Heart, Hawkeye, Wasp and more!


“We don’t take important issue numbers like #300 for granted,” teased executive editor Nick Lowe. “In this issue, Chip and Adam not only tie together all the threads they’ve laid down over the last year, but twist and turn you bigger than you thought possible and tee up the next arc that EVERYONE will be talking about.”


Don’t miss PETER PARKER: THE SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN #300, coming to comic shops this February!







On-Sale 2/28/17 


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In the Vicinity of Gyrfalcon, Everybody Has Their Hand Out

Sorcerer's Skull - Thu, 11/16/2017 - 12:00
This week we had the second session of our GURPS Dungeon Fantasy campaign, "the Dungeons of Zyrd." It found the PCs bribing the snooty butler of the vintner and crime boss, Pnathfrem Lloigor, to gain access. They offered Lloigor their services for--well, something.

He admitted to doing a bit of trade in counterfeit world stones. These he acquires from the dwarf excisemen encamped near the Tower of Might in Castle Zyrd. Another group of adventures had gone to secure more forged jewels from the dwarves, but that party (led by the Brothers Salasius) were late in returning. They agreed to complete the task. They were to make contact with a dwarf named Rogov.

Setting out, they paid a flatboatman to take them across the Broad River and to wait for their return. A mile up the road, they found the way blocked by a group of hobgoblins who demanded tribute. The price was rather steep (every coin they had), so the party entered combat rather than negotiate with such an unreasonable group of humanoids.

Art by Iain McCaigThe hobgoblins had been neglectful in securing distance weapons, and this cost them. A rain of javelins, sling shot, arrows, and magical fire dropped two of them quickly and sent the other three running for the woods. Fearing reprisals from a larger hobgoblin band, the party pursued them, and cut them down in the forest.

That unpleasant business out of the way, they continued on toward Castle Zyrd.

Treasure: None; Deaths: 5 Hobgoblins.


First Comics News - Thu, 11/16/2017 - 08:35

Dear Dad,

It’s that moment when you appear from behind the curtain.

Every single night, before I perform, I think about what you told me. That the single most important part of any match is when you walk out onto the stage — and the crowd sees you for the first time.

“Whether it’s 50 people in an auditorium or 100,000 in a stadium,” you said. “The instant they see you, they can tell right away whether or not you really believe in yourself.”

I remember my first match, standing in the dark, listening to my heart racing. I knew the crowd was just waiting — not waiting for me, but waiting to judge the next person they saw emerge onto the stage. I knew my peers were watching on the monitor just a few feet away. I felt the walls closing in. I could barely breathe. It was like I had forgotten everything I had learned about wrestling up to that point.

People were going to think I was a fraud — that I was just trying to piggyback a career off of your name. I wasn’t Charlotte Flair yet. I was still just Ric Flair’s daughter. I feared the worst.

I mean, how could I really be prepared? How could anyone live up to the legacy of Ric Flair? The Nature Boy! The limousine-ridin’, jet-flyin’, etc. etc. — Ric Flair! One of the most decorated superstars in the history of sports entertainment. It was an impossible expectation to live up to.

In that moment, I actually feared that I wasn’t made for WWE. Quitting wasn’t an option … but how was I going to commit 100 percent when I was afraid of my own shadow?

I was nervous about the fans in the crowd. I was nervous about the Superstars in the back. But most of all, I was nervous about one very specific thought.

I couldn’t bear the thought of disappointing you.

I remember that first drive to Tampa. Nine hours in my Honda trying to convince myself I was making the right decision. It all happened so fast — I really had no idea what to expect when I signed a developmental contract with WWE. I certainly didn’t consider myself a WWE Superstar at that point.

I had always just been your daughter.

I was your biggest fan, but I never had dreams of having your life. That was your life … and that was Reid’s dream.

Then, over dinner at WrestleMania 28 one night in Miami, Reid convinced me to follow his dream with him.

I didn’t have to ask for your approval — because I already knew exactly how you’d respond. I knew you wouldn’t second-guess me.

As soon as I reported to NXT, though, I started second-guessing myself every step of the way.

“You’re not going to get any handouts for being Ric Flair’s kid.”

“You’re not going to get any handouts for being Ric Flair’s kid,” everyone kept saying before I got to Florida. But the last thing I wanted was to be carried anywhere because of my name.

You know I’ve never once regretted being “Ric Flair’s daughter.” But when you’re in a gym full of your peers … and you realize that some of them have spent their entire lives working for an opportunity to stand in that ring? Well, it doesn’t help if they think you’re only there because of your dad’s legacy.

One thing I always took pride in was being an athlete. And so physically, I felt like I could hold my own in WWE. But I quickly learned that life in WWE was much more than that. I remember those first days trying to figure out who my character was. I felt so out of place, always needing to explain myself, unsure and embarrassed in front of my peers.

Do I “woo” or not “woo”? If yes, how many times? If not, what should I do instead? I knew that I had a lot of work to do in developing this persona, so I used my athleticism to my advantage in the meantime. Every week kept getting more intense. I had to learn the basics very quickly, or else — regardless of what my last name was — I wouldn’t make it anywhere. I’d never been more nervous doing anything in my entire life.

Then one day, in one drill … there was a turning point. The “blow-up” drill. We were competing with the men that morning, and we were about halfway through — when I looked around, and I realized that I was holding my own. Suddenly, I was a little more confident. My athletic ability made up for the lack of belief in myself as a performer. Knowing I was earning respect for my hustle kept me in the game mentally for the moment.

“Okay,” I thought. “I can compete here. I just need to keep doing … that.”

Every day would be a challenge, but I’d always show up determined. Eventually, things started clicking.

All those years making me see a trainer, never missing a practice, and attending camps before summer vacation was paying off. It’s like you were grooming me since day one. I didn’t realize it at the time, but you were there for me every step of the way.

I remember sitting beside you at the first NXT pay-per-view.

It was the first time since Reid had passed that you and I sat in the crowd together. We watched an incredible women’s match and I remember when the camera turned to us, you were holding back tears. We still hadn’t gotten over what happened, but for a moment we realized that WWE was reuniting our family.

It was also the moment I realized I never wanted to be sidelined.

We both had no idea how much the landscape for women in WWE was about to change, but I was determined from that moment to be the best. The Four Horsewomen were about to be born. A name only granted by a Flair.

It wasn’t going to happen overnight — but the locker room began to feel a certain energy. We all wanted to push ourselves, and bring out the best in each other. We worked hard, and then we worked harder. And after a while, people really started to notice the women’s division. We started to steal the show in NXT and became the main event.

A few months later, I faced Natalya at my first-ever NXT pay-per-view. We were both absolutely determined to raise the bar — to show the world what this generation of WWE women were capable of.

Of course you had the best advice — and the hardest to hear: It’s one thing to get to the top, it’s another thing to stay there.

I won my first championship that night.

And of course you had the best advice — and the hardest to hear: It’s one thing to get to the top, it’s another thing to stay there.

I listened, but thought I had it all figured out. I felt like I had learned a lot by then … and by the time that Becky, Sasha and I debuted on Monday Night Raw, I pretty much thought I knew it all.

I should have known better.

The 2015 Survivor Series was in Atlanta — Flair Country, only a few hours from our hometown. I remember stepping out from behind that curtain.

And everyone was booing me.

I looked around the arena — I still remember the faces. They hated me. They hated me. And I had no idea why.

Then I thought about what you said. They can tell right away whether or not you really believe in yourself.

But I did! I believed in myself. I mean, I thought I did.

I finished the match, got back to my hotel … and started to wonder if maybe the company had gone with the wrong girl. I’d had so much success in NXT. How did I lose all of my confidence again overnight? What was different?

I called you to see if you could figure out what was wrong.

“What do you mean?!” You said, in disbelief. “Kid, you did great out there. You’re not doing anything wrong.”

“But didn’t you see the match? Dad — they hate me! They’re booing! I’m supposed to be the good guy! Why can’t the fans see how hard I’ve worked? Do they think I’m not good enough? Not pretty enough? Not … Flair enough?” Finally I had said what I was afraid of, most of all.

I was afraid that I couldn’t carry on our last name.

And that’s when your voice raised, just a little, like you were about to ground me.

You’re getting a reaction — that’s all that matters.” Click. You hung up because you knew that’s what I needed.

I sat back and I thought about everything. And I realized what you were trying to say: That if the crowd wasn’t going to like me, then I should give them a reason not to like me. That if this was going to be my last name, then I shouldn’t feel anxious about it — I should own it.

And right there, in that hotel room … I think that’s when I realized, for the first time, that I was truly ready. That I was truly my father’s daughter.

If the crowd wasn’t going to like me, then I should give them a reason not to like me.

That I was truly a Flair.

Every night, in that ring, I was going to be Charlotte Flair — and take whatever came with it, from that point forward. Whether I was booed or I was cheered … all I knew was, people were going to react when I was in the ring. And I was never going to doubt myself like that ever again.

Looking back, that phone call with you … it was probably the most important moment of my entire career.

It was the night that I stopped being a rookie — and started becoming the Queen.

So much has happened over the past few years — so much that I would have never thought was possible when I first moved to Florida in that Honda. Or when I first stood behind that curtain, my nerves racing, my mind second-guessing every move my body made. And I’m so glad — I’m so grateful — that you convinced me it was all in my head.

I’ve had the opportunity to hold multiple championships … main event pay-per-views … steal the show in front of 101,000 people … and be a part of the most revolutionary group of women to ever compete in WWE at the same time….

But my favorite part will always be the opportunity that we had to work together. From seeing your tears and your smile when I won my first WWE championship title … to seeing your even bigger smile every time you helped me “cheat” — thanks, dad — to retain the title … to seeing that look in your eyes when we’d walk back to the locker room, win or lose … I can’t think of anything that makes me happier.

It was truly an honor, to be able to work alongside you. It only made me want to work that much harder. To be that much better. And to be able to continue your legacy in the profession that you helped pioneer for almost 50 years.

“Know who you are when you go to bed at night.”

I think about you saying that every day when I’m on the road.

You knew your whole life that you were Ric Flair. That you were the Nature Boy. That you were the limousine-riding, jet-flying so-and-so who would go on to become a 16-time world champion — the only person to enter the WWE Hall of Fame on two separate occasions. Who even now, at the tender age of 68, would rather be standing in a ring than anywhere else on the planet. You knew.

But I never knew — not like you did. I was never quite as confident when I started out … and I was never totally sure, in those first few years, that I was doing the right thing. But no matter what, you were always there to support me. And everywhere we went, I mean everywhere we went — you would always tell people how proud you were that I was your daughter.

It hasn’t always been so easy for the two of us, of course. And at times, the truth is, it’s been very hard. But I’ll always be grateful for how you’ve been there for me, whenever I’ve really needed you. And I hope you know that your love and support has gone a long way toward making me the woman I am today.

As far as my career goes, if you’ve taught me anything, it’s that I’ve barely scratched the surface of what it could be. It’s still early in WWE’s Women’s Evolution — and I mean that in the best way possible. There’s still a lot of work to do. And there’s still a lot of history to make.

And I plan on being the one to make it.

I just hope that, when all is said and done, they say the same thing about me that they say about you:

Nobody could have done it better.

Thank you for everything, Dad. I love you as big as the sky.

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RICH REVIEWS: John Carpenter’s Tales of Science Fiction: Vortex # 1

First Comics News - Thu, 11/16/2017 - 01:41

Title: John Carpenter’s Tales of Science Fiction: Vortex # 1
Publisher: Storm King Comics
Writer: Mike Sizemore
Pencils, Inks, Colors, Letterer: David Kennedy
Cover Art: Tim Bradstreet
Editor: Sandy King
Price: $3.99 US
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
Comments: The visuals are stunning. You will be left with no doubt this is a future sci-fi story. The scenery of space and the vehicles there will will leave you in awe.
Jake leads a rescue team to a asteroid mine that has gone silent. As they investigate the site you will get a ominous feeling of dread as if something is waiting.
The slow build up of suspense is well done. When it comes it comes out of nowhere still going slow as the terror builds. Than it arrives.
The characters you get a brief introduction to them here enough so that you want to know more about them. The rookie is cute.
This story plays out like a movie and it would make a great sci-fi horror movie.

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“Batman: Gotham by Gaslight” arriving in 2018

First Comics News - Wed, 11/15/2017 - 21:59

The Dark Knight goes steampunk in the DC Elseworld’s blu-ray release of “Batman: Gotham by Gaslight.”  Produced by Warner Bros. Animation and DC Entertainment, this turn on the century adventure will be available for digital download January 23, 2018, and on Ultra HD Blu-ray Combo Pack, Blu-ray Combo Pack and DVD February 6, 2018.

Inspired by the one-shot Elseworlds tale by Brian Augustyn and Mike Mignola, Batman is on the hunt for the notorious Jack the Ripper in turn of the century Gotham.  While the city prepares to feature its advances in technology at the World’s Fair, a mysterious killer is on the loose and preying on Gotham’s women.  While Commissioner Gordon tries to calm the city of its fears, the masked vigilante known as Batman takes matters into his own hands.  Using both his own detective skills and the assistance from one Selina Kyle, the Dark Knight is determined to bring the Ripper’s murderous spree to an end.

After his performance in Batman: Under The Red Hood, Bruce Greenwood reprises his role as the voice of the Dark Knight. Jennifer Carpenter (Dexter, Limitless) makes her DC Universe Movies debut as the voice of Selina Kyle. The voice cast also features Scott Patterson (Gilmore Girls, Justice League Unlimited) as James Gordon, Anthony Head (Buffy The Vampire Slayer, Merlin) as Alfred Pennyworth, Yuri Lowenthal (Batman Unlimited, Young Justice) as Harvey Dent, John DiMaggio (Futurama, Adventure Time) as Chief Bullock, William Salyers (Batman vs. Two-Face) as Hugo Strange, and Grey Griffin (DC Super Hero Girls) as Sister Leslie. The cast also includes notable voice actors Tara Strong, Bob Joles, David Forseth, Chris Cox, Lincoln Melcher and Kari Wuhrer.

“We’re thrilled to bring this classic Elseworlds story to life,” said Mary Ellen Thomas, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Vice President, Family & Animation Marketing. “Gotham By Gaslight is the original Elseworlds tale from DC, and we know the fans have been anticipating this gritty adaptation. Fans will be transported to an alternate reality with this unexpected tale of the Dark Knight.”

Batman: Gotham By Gaslight will be available in several formats.  It will also be only the second Ultra HD Blu-ray Combo Pack ($39.99 SRP) . The film will also be available as a Blu-ray Combo Pack ($24.98 SRP) and DVD ($19.98 SRP), and Digital ($19.99 HD, $14.99 SD). The Ultra HD Blu-ray Combo Pack features an Ultra HD Blu-ray disc in 4K with HDR and a Blu-ray disc featuring the film; the Blu-ray Combo Pack features the film in hi-definition; and the DVD features the movie in standard definition. The Ultra HD Blu-ray and Blu-ray Combo Pack include a digital version of the film.

Check out the trailer below:

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First Comics News - Wed, 11/15/2017 - 21:15

DOLLFACE VOLUME 3: Welcome to New Orleans!

Writer(s): Dan Mendoza & Bryan Seaton
Artist Name(s): Zoe Stanley and Danielle Gransaull
Cover Artist(s): Dan Mendoza
128 pgs./ M / FC

Action Lab Entertainment’s best-selling witch hunter Lila returns in this third volume, dealing with the heavy fallout from the events of volume two. Emily doesn’t want anything to do with Lila, but Ivan won’t stop searching for her. And Lila? She looks into her past and gets help from the last place she expected: a good witch!

The third volume collects issues #9-12. The story is by ZOMBIE TRAMP creator Dan Mendoza and Action Lab Entertainment CEO/Publisher Bryan Seaton. Illustrators for the 17th century ball-jointed witch hunter this time around are Zoe Stanley and Danielle Gransaull

DOLLFACE is a mature title that has a lot of fun with witch hunting action and humor.

DOLLFACE VOLUME 3 will be available in comic book stores on January 24th, 2018. Order with Diamond item code NOV171122. See preview pages from the ninth issue of DOLLFACE:

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First Comics News - Wed, 11/15/2017 - 21:03

“Ambush”—The Mighty Crusaders are on the attack against the vicious Eliminators! It’s an all-out brawl with the odds in the Crusaders’ favor, until they’re faced with a new, dark entity: The Dream Demon!
Script: Ian Flynn
Art: Kelsey Shannon, Matt Herms, Jack Morelli
Mighty Crusaders #3 CVR A Reg: Kelsey Shannon, Matt Herms
Mighty Crusaders #3 CVR B Var: Tom Feister
Mighty Crusaders #3 CVR C Var: Phil Jimenez, Kelly Fitzpatrick
Ship Date: 1/31
On Sale Date: 2/14
32-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S.

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First Comics News - Wed, 11/15/2017 - 21:02


Marvel Comics’ best-selling heroes are back in the ever-popular digest format! This fifth issue spotlights BLACK PANTHER and THE AVENGERS! This is a can’t-miss collector’s item that will only be printed once!
Script: Various
Art: Various
Cover: Provided by Marvel
Ship Date: 1/31
On Sale Date: 2/14
224-page, full color comic
$6.99 U.S.


The dark plague of the undead has swallowed Riverdale whole, forcing the survivors led by Archie, Betty and Veronica to flee the formerly idyllic town in search of safe haven. AFTERLIFE WITH ARCHIE VOL. 2 compiles issues 6-10 from the SMASH HIT horror series AFTERLIFE WITH ARCHIE. For TEEN+ Readers.
Script: Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa
Art: Francesco Francavilla
Cover: Francesco Francavilla
$19.99/$21.99 CAN
6 5/8 x 10 3/16”
168 pp, Full Color
Direct Market On-Sale Date: 2/28


“Ambush”—The Mighty Crusaders are on the attack against the vicious Eliminators! It’s an all-out brawl with the odds in the Crusaders’ favor, until they’re faced with a new, dark entity: The Dream Demon!
Script: Ian Flynn
Art: Kelsey Shannon, Matt Herms, Jack Morelli
Mighty Crusaders #3 CVR A Reg: Kelsey Shannon, Matt Herms
Mighty Crusaders #3 CVR B Var: Tom Feister
Mighty Crusaders #3 CVR C Var: Phil Jimenez, Kelly Fitzpatrick
Ship Date: 1/31
On Sale Date: 2/14
32-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S.


With every last relationship in Riverdale in chaos, who’s with who? Archie has had to make some difficult choices in the last few months, but what does he do when the next choice he makes will spell disaster?
Script: Mark Waid, Ian Flynn
Art: Audrey Mok, Kelly Fitzpatrick, Jack Morelli
Archie #28 CVR A Reg: Audrey Mok
Archie #28 CVR B Var: Thomas Pitilli
Archie #28 CVR C Var: Dan Schoening
Ship Date: 1/31
On Sale Date: 2/14
32-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S.

Featuring guest stars TEGAN AND SARA! After a wild, trippy ride to the 60s, the Archies find themselves back in the present day—and facing a major meltdown as one of the members quits. Can indie pop sirens TEGAN AND SARA help the band through the crisis, or has the tour gone kaput?
Script: Alex Segura and Matt Rosenberg
Art: Joe Eisma, Matt Herms, Jack Morelli
The Archies #5 CVR A Reg: Greg Smallwood
The Archies #5 CVR B Var: Joe Eisma
The Archies #5 CVR B Var: Thomas Pitilli
Ship Date: 2/7
On Sale Date: 2/21
32-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S.


This is it! It’s the SERPENTS VS. the VIXENS in a face-off where all of Riverdale is at stake; but when the Serpents up the ante, things might get deadly.
Script: Jamie L. Rotante
Art: Eva Cabrera, Elaina Unger, Rachel Deering
B&V: Vixens #4 CVR A Reg: Eva Cabrera
B&V: Vixens #4 CVR B Var: Cat Staggs
B&V: Vixens #4 CVR B Var: Jenn St. Onge
Ship Date: 2/14
On Sale Date: 2/28
32-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S.

NEW ONGOING SERIES! “Space Aces” – Part Two: When a lunar rescue mission takes a turn for the worse, Cosmo and crew must make a daring escape from a chaotic carnival of creatures! This is one thrill ride you won’t want to miss!
Retailers: Combined initial orders matching or exceeding 75% of combined initial orders on issue #1 will receive an additional 10% discount.
Script: Ian Flynn
Art: Tracy Yardley, Matt Herms, Jack Morelli
Cosmo #2 CVR A Reg: Tracy Yardley
Cosmo #2 CVR B Var: Jamal Peppers
Cosmo #2 CVR C Var: Evan Stanley
Ship Date: 1/24
On Sale Date: 2/7
32-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S.


ONE NEW LEAD STORY: “Hot Times, Cold Nose” – Archie and his dog Vegas are spending a weekend in the woods—but when Vegas goes off to has his own wilderness adventure, will he make it back to his owner?
Script: Alex Simmons
Art: Dan Parent
Cover: Dan Parent
Ship Date: 1/24
On Sale Date: 2/7
192-page, full color comic
$6.99 U.S.

Our best-selling series is back with THE BEST OF BETTY & VERONICA VOL. 2, showcasing some of the greatest stories about the two most famous BFFs, featuring intros and behind-the-scenes anecdotes from creators and famous fans!
Script: Various
Art: Various
Cover: Dan DeCarlo, Rosario “Tito” Peña
$9.99/$10.99 CAN
5 1/4 x 7 1/2”
416 pp, Full Color
Direct Market On-Sale Date: 2/14

ONE NEW LEAD STORY: Mr. Lodge’s connections with Hollywood get Betty and Veronica the chance to a visit a movie set—unfortunately, they won’t be the only ones seeing stars when they wreak havoc on set!
Script: Bill Golliher
Art: Dan Parent
Cover: Jeff Shultz, Rosario “Tito” Peña
Ship Date: 2/14
On Sale Date: 2/28
192-page, full color comic
$6.99 U.S.

ONE NEW LEAD STORY: “Run Away Run Way” – The Veronica Lodge/Sheila Wu Fashion wars are in full swing, and the school career week projects have brought it to a head! When Veronica tricks accident-prone Archie into helping Sheila out with her runway project, it’s sure to be a fashion catastrophe!
Script: Alex Simmons
Art: Dan Parent
Cover: Bill Galvan, Rosario “Tito” Peña
Ship Date: 2/7
On Sale Date: 2/21
192-page, full color comic
$6.99 U.S.

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TappyToon Set To Become the Leading Digital Platform for Comics

First Comics News - Wed, 11/15/2017 - 20:40

As comics grow into the digital format, TappyToon is building the go-to platform for fans NEW YORK, Tuesday, Nov 14 th , 2017 – TappyToon , the world’s first mobile content platform dedicated to premium webtoons and digital comics, is announcing significant traction and growth in the North American comic market. The company will be attending their first US industry event at Anime NYC this week from November 17th to 19th in New York City to connect with media, fans and the greater comic community to talk about the future of the platform.

Dubbed the Netflix of webtoons, TappyToon specializes in English language Korean Manhwa and Manga delivered digitally via iPhone , Android and at the TappyToon website. The Seoul-based company has raised funding from Digital Entertainment Ventures, SOSV, Bon Angels Ventures, and others to help the company expand globally.

In 2017, TappyToon has seen over 2000% user growth in the $1 Billion+ North American comic and graphic novel market. Almost half of paying customers are making repeat purchases to access TappyToon’s expanding library of premium and free comics titles. Over 90% of TappyToon readers are female, shattering preconceptions about comics fans—a glimpse into an under-served readership in the market as well as potential growth.

Hit title ‘Bloody Sweet’ by Narae Lee, who is best known for producing the art for James Patterson’s best-selling graphic novel Maximum Ride, has become the most popular comic on the platform. Users around the globe have read millions of chapters of ‘Bloody Sweet’ through TappyToon, and the comic is now being turned into a full-color physical book. The Kickstarter campaign for the Bloody Sweet book achieved its $10,000 fundraising goal within the first week (and is still growing), a testament to its passionate fan base.

“Working with Narae Lee to bring ‘Bloody Sweet’ to our readers is a perfect example of the ultimate goal of our platform,” said Sun Bang, CEO of TappyToon. “We want to make it easy and enjoyable to get the very best content from top talent in comics, manhwa and Asian graphic novels without having to scour the web or use pirate content.”

Much like how Spotify and Netflix reduced friction for music and movies, TappyToon wants to do for comics. As comics shift to digital, TappyToon is on course to be the premier place for readers to access top comics while supporting the creators that make them.

TappyToon CEO Sun Bang, head of product Ernest Woo as well as ‘Bloody Sweet’ creator Narae Lee are available for interviews regarding their platform and digital comics by phone or email anytime or at booth 721 at the AnimeNYC exhibition hall from November 17th-19th.

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First Comics News - Wed, 11/15/2017 - 20:37

Valiant is proud to present your first look inside BLOODSHOT SALVATION #4 AN ESSENTIAL ORIGIN ISSUE revealing the roots behind the much-demanded return of Bloodshot’s most unrelenting nemesis… On December 13th, New York Times best-selling writer Jeff Lemire (BLOODSHOT REBORN, Black Hammer) and explosive artist Mico Suayan (BLOODSHOT REBORN) present, for once and all time, the brutal genesis of the man-turned-machine called Rampage in a brutal tour-de-force led by two of Valiant’s most masterful storytellers!

This is the story of two brothers, who were born into nothing and reaped an inheritance of anger… This is the story of Rampage – an imperfect reflection of Bloodshot’s potential, one enhanced by the very same nanite technology, but fueled by an inextinguishable furnace of hate… This is the story of the Valiant Universe’s most terrifying new villain and a preview of the pain he has yet to inflict on an unsuspecting world…

On December 13th, climb aboard here with a pivotal new standalone jumping-on point for the ongoing series.

The gut-wrenching origin of Valiant’s newest powerhouse villain is about to be revealed! On December 13th, THE BOOK OF REVENGE” drives another nail deep into Bloodshot’s soul and psyche with a gripping tale of trauma and terror from creative juggernauts Jeff Lemire and Mico Suayan, only in BLOODSHOT SALVATION #4 – featuring covers by Mico Suayan (Moon Knight), Juan José Ryp (BRITANNIA), Khari Evans (HARBINGER), Roberto de la Torre (THE DEATH-DEFYING DR. MIRAGE), and Cully Hamner (Red)!


Written by JEFF LEMIRE
Cover A by MICO SUAYAN (OCT171910)
Cover B by JUAN JOSÉ RYP (OCT171911)
Cover C by KHARI EVANS (OCT171912)
Variant Cover by ROBERTO DE LA TORRE (OCT171913)
Bloodshot Icon Variant by CULLY HAMNER (OCT171914)
$3.99 US | 32 pgs. | VALIANT PREMIUM | T+ | On Sale DECEMBER 13th (FOC – 11/20/2017)

BLOODSHOT SALVATION #4 – Interior Art by Mico Suayan
BLOODSHOT SALVATION #4 – Interior Art by Mico Suayan

BLOODSHOT SALVATION #4 – Interior Art by Mico Suayan

BLOODSHOT SALVATION #4 – Interior Art by Mico Suayan

BLOODSHOT SALVATION #4 – Interior Art by Mico Suayan

BLOODSHOT SALVATION #4 – Cover A by Mico Suayan

BLOODSHOT SALVATION #4 – Cover B by Juan José Ryp

BLOODSHOT SALVATION #4 – Cover C by Khari Evans

BLOODSHOT SALVATION #4 – Variant Cover by Roberto de la Torre

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First Comics News - Wed, 11/15/2017 - 20:35

Pro Se Productions, known for both cutting edge modern fiction and harkening back to classic genres, announces the release of its military themed anthology-PULP AT WAR!

War is Frightening and often ugly. But Heroes are forged on the Battlefield. Action and adventure are not simply stories, but the very words men and women fighting for their beliefs, their countries, or just to stay alive live by every single day. Bullets flying and bombs blasting, PULP AT WAR takes one of the most popular genres of action tales, the war story, and through the pens of J. Walt Layne, Rob Mancebo, and Teel James Glenn, brings it to two fisted, kill or be killed life.

PULP AT WAR. From Pro Se Productions.

Featuring a stunning cover by Larry Nadolsky and logo design and print formatting by Antonino lo Iacono and Marzia Marina, PULP AT WAR is available now on Amazon at for 9.99.

This action packed collection is also available on Kindle formatted by Marina and lo Iacono for $2.99 at  It is also available on Kindle Unlimited and KU Members get to read it for Free!

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Watch HOUSE OF HARDCORE 35 Free This Saturday!

First Comics News - Wed, 11/15/2017 - 17:10

This weekend, House of Hardcore airs their 35th show live and free on Twitch this Saturday. The card will take place at the famed 2300 Arena in Philadelphia.

The promotion’s Twitch channel can be found here.

House of Hardcore 35 Lineup

“House of Hardcore returns home to the 2300 Arena on Saturday night November 18, 2017!  Doors open at 6 pm, belltime at 8 pm.

  • First Blood Match:
    Tommy Dreamer vs. Joey Mercury
  • Austin Aries returns with a live microphone!
  • Nick Aldis vs. Billy Gunn
  • The Luchasaurus makes his Philadelphia debut!
  • The Squad vs. Guido Maritato & Super Crazy (with Big Sal E. Graziano)
  • Matt Cross vs. Petey Williams
  • Mystery Three Way Dance: featuring 3 superstars making their HOH Philadelphia debut!
  • Plus MVP, Shane Douglas, Bull James, Hot Young Briley and more!

Be there in person or watch LIVE streaming on!”

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First Comics News - Wed, 11/15/2017 - 17:04

(November 14, 2017 – Burbank, CA) – Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, TT Games, The LEGO Group and Marvel Entertainment today announced the launch of “LEGO Marvel Super Heroes 2,” an original, humor-filled sequel to the critically acclaimed blockbuster game, “LEGO Marvel Super Heroes.” In this all-new, epic adventure, the time-travelling Super Villain Kang the Conqueror has stolen numerous Marvel cities and locations ripped from time and space to form the expansive Open Hub World of Chronopolis. To foil Kang’s diabolical plans, an elite team of Super Heroes must band together in cosmic battle that takes players on an exciting journey across the Marvel Universe. Published by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and developed by TT Games in partnership with The LEGO Group and Marvel Entertainment, “LEGO Marvel Super Heroes 2” is now available for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and PC.

“Packed with signature LEGO humor, ‘LEGO Marvel Super Heroes 2’ delivers a huge, intergalactic saga that spans the Marvel Universe,” said Tom Stone, Managing Director, TT Games Publishing. “The game introduces new features and an incredibly large open world for players to roam and explore, from the mythical land of Asgard to the deep space base of Knowhere and many more imaginative settings.”

“The game offers unprecedented opportunities for exploration and imaginative creative play within the LEGO version of the Marvel Universe,” said Sean William McEvoy, VP, Digital Games & Apps, The LEGO Group. “It’s great to see so many larger-than-life characters, settings, and stories coming to life in this vibrant, beautiful, and epic game.”

“Whether you’re a Marvel fan or a LEGO fan, the collaboration with LEGO and TT Games has produced an original experience that will be fun for all players,” said Jay Ong, SVP, Games & Innovation, Marvel Entertainment. “With a huge array of brand new characters from the Marvel Universe and an all-new mind-bending time manipulation mechanic, this game is sure to provide hours of fresh and authentic gameplay.”

Picking up directly where “LEGO Marvel Super Heroes” left off, this all-new sequel features a completely original branching storyline co-written by award-winning comic writer Kurt Busiek. This story brings together a diverse roster of iconic Marvel Super Heroes and Super Villains from different time periods and realities including Ant-Man, Black Panther, Captain Marvel, Cosmo the Spacedog, Cowboy Captain America, Doctor Octopus, Doctor Strange, Ghost Rider, Green Goblin, Groot, Gwenpool, Hawkeye, Howard the Duck, Hulk, Iron Man, Luke Cage, Ms. Marvel, Rocket Raccoon, She-Hulk, Spider-Gwen, Spider-Man, Star-Lord, Thor, and many more. Players can roam and explore 18 different Marvel locations within the incredible Open Hub World of Chronopolis, from the vibrant jungle of Wakanda to the pyramids of Ancient Egypt, along with Asgard, Attilan, Knowhere, the Coliseum, Hala, Hydra Empire, Kang’s Citadel, K’un-Lun, Lemuria, Manhattan, Medieval England, Noir New York, 2099 Nueva York, Old West, The Swamp, and Xandar.

“LEGO Marvel Super Heroes 2” also features a four-player local multiplayer mode, allowing friends and family to play competitively or cooperatively as a team in a series of themed challenges and battle arenas.

For players who want to further their adventures beyond the main game, the “LEGO Marvel Super Heroes 2” Season Pass will include six Level Packs and four Character Packs. The Level Packs feature content inspired by Marvel Studios’ “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2,” Marvel Studios’ “Black Panther,” Marvel Studios’ “Avengers: Infinity War,” Marvel Studios’ “Ant-Man and The Wasp,” as well as comics-inspired content for Cloak & Dagger and The Runaways. The Character Packs, including Agents of Atlas, Champions, Out of Time, and Classic Guardians of the Galaxy, will add more than 60 new characters to the main game’s roster of over 200 Super Heroes and Super Villains. The Season Pass will be available separately or as part of the “LEGO Marvel Super Heroes 2 Deluxe Edition,” which features the main game, Season Pass, early access to the Classic Guardians of the Galaxy Character Pack, and an exclusive Giant-Man LEGO Minifigure included in the physical version.

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WrestleMania Generates Record $181 Million for Orlando Region

First Comics News - Wed, 11/15/2017 - 16:53

STAMFORD, Conn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– WWE® (NYSE:WWE) and Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer announced today that WrestleMania 33 generated $181.5 million in economic impact for the Orlando region this past April, according to a study conducted by the Enigma Research Corporation. This marks a new record for WrestleMania’s economic impact and the sixth consecutive year that WrestleMania generated more than $100 million in economic impact for its host region.

WrestleMania 33 at the Orlando Citrus Bowl (Photo: Business Wire)

Over the past 11 years, WrestleMania has generated more than $1 billion in cumulative economic impact for the cities that have hosted the event. WrestleMania 33 also generated approximately $22.7 million in federal, state and local taxes.

“On behalf of the residents of the City of Orlando, I would like to thank the tens of thousands of WWE fans that converged on our city to be part of WrestleMania Week,” said Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer. “The week-long series of events boosted our economy by bringing guests to our restaurants, shops and hotels, and also benefited our city through community outreach initiatives. We look forward to welcoming WrestleMania back soon.”

“This historic result would not have been possible without the support of Mayor Dyer, the Central Florida Sports Commission and all of our public and private sector partners in Orlando that worked so hard to again welcome WWE’s global fan base,” said John P. Saboor, WWE Executive Vice President, Special Events. “We continue to be grateful to our fans who helped us deliver unprecedented economic results for our WrestleMania host city. We now look ahead to our return to New Orleans in 2018 for WrestleMania 34.”

A record crowd of 75,245 fans from all 50 states and 62 countries attended WWE’s pop-culture extravaganza this past April, making it the highest-grossing and most-attended event in Citrus Bowl history. Key highlights from the study include:

  • $181.5 million in direct, indirect and induced impact derived from spending by visitors to the Orlando region for WrestleMania 33.
  • 79% of fans that attended WrestleMania were from outside the Orlando region and stayed an average of 5.6 nights.
  • $24.8 million was spent on hotels and accommodations within Orlando.
  • The economic impact derived from WrestleMania Week was equal to the creation of 1,730 full-time jobs for the area.
  • $9.3 million was spent by visitors to Orlando at area restaurants.

Next year, WrestleMania 34 will take place Sunday, April 8 at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans. Tickets will be available this Friday, November 17 at 11 AM ET/10 AM CT through Ticketmaster. The event will be streamed live around the world on WWE Network.

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First Comics News - Wed, 11/15/2017 - 16:48
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