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COSPLAY DUDE OF THE WEEK!

First Comics News - Mon, 09/18/2017 - 08:24

This week’s cosplay dude of the week

If you would like to be the Cosplay Dude of the Week!
Please send your photo to Alex.Wright@firstcomicsnews.com and you will be considered for inclusion in a future edition of Superhero Dudes!

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COSPLAY TEAM OF THE MONTH!

First Comics News - Mon, 09/18/2017 - 08:23

This months’ cosplay team of the month


If you would like to be the Cosplay Team of the Month!

Please send your photo to Alex.Wright@firstcomicsnews.com and you will be considered for inclusion in a future edition of Superhero Dudes!

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AVATAR COMICS DECEMBER 2017 SOLICITATIONS

First Comics News - Mon, 09/18/2017 - 08:00

UBER: INVASION #10
Writer: Kieron Gillen
Art: Daniel Gete
MR, Color, 32 pages, bi-monthly
PRODUCT DESCRIPTION: The Americans are enthralled by their first real victory, but Stephanie and Groves are well aware of the true cost, and how easily it could be their last. Available with Regular, Wraparound, War Crimes, Propaganda and Blitzkrieg covers by series artist Daniel Gete and a limited VIP Premium cover by Gabriel Andrade that is limited to 500 copies!
Release Date: Dec-31-2017

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BOUNDLESS COMICS DECEMBER 2017 SOLICITATIONS

First Comics News - Mon, 09/18/2017 - 07:53

BELLADONNA: FIRE & FURY #1
Writer: Pat Shand
Artist: Nahuel Lopez
MR, Color, 48 pages, ongoing monthly
PRODUCT DESCRIPTION: The Redhead Raider is back in a huge new Viking epic as Belladonna unleashes Fire & Fury! Pat Shand writes a new mythic saga as Belladonna and her shield maiden’s quest for riches take them to the lush lands guarded by three elemental forces known as the Furies! Series artist Nahuel Lopez is back to draw his most luscious women and vicious battle ever! Available with these sexy covers: Regular (and nude), Viking Vixen (and nude) by Lopez – Shield Maiden (and nude) by Matt Martin – Stunning (and nude)and Killer Body (and nude) by Renato Camilo – Wraparound (and nude) by Raulo Caceres – a special set of six Nobel covers by Christian Zanier and a set of three Playtime covers by Zanier – Blood Red Leather (With red foil over White faux-leather) by Zanier – and a 50 Shades Nude by Camilo that is limited to just 50 copies!
Release Date: Dec-30-2017

 

EMBER #0
Cover: Christian Zanier
MR, Color, 32 pages
PRODUCT DESCRIPTION: Ember is ready for her close-up on this killer cover by Zanier! Also available with Nude and Adult editions.
Release Date: Aug-30-2017

 

 

 

JUNGLE FANTASY: ANNUAL 2017
Cover: Juan Jose Ryp
Writing and Art: Ron Adrian, Ed Silva
MR, Color, 48 pages, one shot
PRODUCT DESCRIPTION: This special set of seven Fauna nude covers by Juan Jose Ryp are limited to just 350 copies each!
Release Date: Apr-30-2017

 

 

JUNGLE FANTASY: SURVIVORS #1 Gold Nude Leather
Cover: Juan Jose Ryp
Art: Ed Silva, Marcelo Mueller
MR, Color, 48 pages, ongoing monthly
PRODUCT DESCRIPTION: Limited to just 150 copies, this leather has not been offered previously!.
Release Date: Sep-30-2017

 

 

JUNGLE FANTASY: SURVIVORS #2 Vixens Nude
Cover: Matt Martin
Art: Ed Silva, Ron Adrian
MR, Color, 48 pages, ongoing monthly
PRODUCT DESCRIPTION: This sultry series of Vixens nude covers by Matt Martin are limited to 300 copies each.
Release Date: Jun-22-2017

 

 

JUNGLE FANTASY: SURVIVORS #4 Fauna Barely There
Cover: Christian Zanier
Writing and Art: Ed Silva, Emiliano Urdinola
MR, Color, 48 pages, ongoing monthly
PRODUCT DESCRIPTION: Christian Zanier brings the sexy on this series of nine covers that are limited to 250 copies each!
Release Date: Aug-25-2017

JUNGLE FANTASY: SURVIVORS #8
Art: Ed Silva, Emiliano Urdinola
MR, Color, 48 pages, ongoing monthly
PRODUCT DESCRIPTION: The rumble in the jungle is on as all the forces converge on Saur! Available with these lovely covers: Regular (and nude), Sultry (and nude) by Renato Camilo – Wraparound (and nude) by Raulo Caceres -fully-painted Natural Beauty (and nude) by Jonatas – Luscious (and nude) by Matt Martin – Bikini Babes (and nude) by Ron Adrian – set of six Sirens covers and a three Fetish Adult covers by Christian Zanier – and a Century Nude by Camilo that is limited to just 100 copies!
Release Date: Dec-30-2017

 

LOOKERS: EMBER #1
Cover: Christian Zanier
Writer: Pat Shand
Artist: Christian Zanier, Gabriel Andrade
MR, Color, 48 pages, ongoing monthly
PRODUCT DESCRIPTION: Tanya is poolside dream on this Christian Zanier cover! Each are limited to 350 copies, and available with a Nude and Adult cover.
Release Date: Aug-30-2017

LOOKERS: EMBER #5
Writer: Pat Shand
Artist: Christian Zanier, Gabriel Andrade
MR, Color, 48 pages, ongoing monthly
PRODUCT DESCRIPTION: Ember is unleashed as the action heats up while the Lookers have to get real sexy for their undercover plan! From webcam girls to super spies, this will be a crazy ride from writer Pat Shand and artist Gabriel Andrade! Each issue also has an Ember solo story, written and drawn by Christian Zanier! Available with these sexy covers: Regular (and Nude and Adult), Red Hot (and nude), Wraparound (and nude), two Orgy Adult and a set of six Shellshocked by Christian Zanier – Workout (and nude) and GGA Homage (and nude) by Renato Camilo – Sexy Spies (and nude) by Raulo Caceres – Luscious (and nude) by Matt Martin – and a 50 Shades Homage Nude by Camilo that is limited to just 50 copies!
Release Date: Dec-30-2017

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WWE Hall of Famer Bobby “The Brain” Heenan passes away

First Comics News - Mon, 09/18/2017 - 05:43

WWE is saddened to learn that WWE Hall of Famer Bobby Heenan, regarded by many as the greatest manager in sports-entertainment history, has passed away at age 73.

With a career spanning more than four decades, Heenan was the “The Brain” behind some of the most prolific Superstars in sports-entertainment history. Heenan plied his trade as their mischievous manager by running his mouth on their behalf with a sarcastic wit considered among the best in the business.

Heenan named competitors under his guidance as the Heenan Family, a moniker meant to show the strength of their alliance over any opposition. Members of the Heenan Family in the AWA and WWE read like the who’s who of sports-entertainment, including Legends and WWE Hall of Famers such as Nick Bockwinkel, the Blackjacks, Big John Studd, King Kong Bundy, “Ravishing” Rick Rude, “Mr. Perfect” Curt Hennig, the Brain Busters (Arn Anderson and Tully Blanchard), Harley Race, and of course, the first WWE Hall of Famer, Andre the Giant, whom Heenan led to the ring at WrestleMania III before 93,173 fans.

As impossible as it may seem, Heenan’s overwhelming success as a manager was matched by that of his announcing career. Heenan’s constant verbal jousts with fellow WWE Hall of Famers Gorilla Monsoon and “Mean” Gene Okerlund on USA Network remain among the most memorable moments in sports-entertainment history. In fact, “The Brain” was so entertaining that “The Bobby Heenan Show” had a brief run on USA Network as well.

In addition, “The Brain” was part of the original broadcast team for Monday Night Raw in 1993, and also sat at the announce table for both Raw and WCW Monday Nitro.

WWE extends its condolences to Heenan’s family, friends and fans.

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WAYNE’S WORLDS: Fool Me Once, Shame on You…

First Comics News - Sun, 09/17/2017 - 20:56

Is anyone else getting tired of having our chains jerked around?

Some people seem to know that those of us into comics and anything related to them “freak out” when certain “news” hits the Internet.

My favorite example happened a while back when Justin Bieber, teen pop star, sent out a photo supposedly showing him taking a picture of a script from the Batman versus Superman film with the hashtag “#robin?” Predictably, the fans went nuts, saying that Warner Bros. had lost its collective mind anywhere they could on the Internet.

Instead of Batfleck, we now had Bieberobin. Anyone else remember this?

IT’S A FAAAAAKE!

When cooler heads prevailed, people in the know pointed out that it wasn’t real by any stretch of the imagination. I could list the reasons why here, but I hate to give Mr. Bieber any more column inches than I absolutely have to.

I’m pretty sure that when certain folks in Bieber’s entourage saw the reaction from the selection of Ben Affleck as Batman, they decided to jump on the bandwagon.

And why not? They got the reaction they wanted, with people screaming their disapproval at even the notion that Bieber might be cast in that iconic role.

FANATICS ARE FANATICS NO MATTER WHAT THEY LIKE!

While criminals are “a cowardly and superstitious lot,” people who don’t enjoy comics don’t “get” the way we fans often react. Let’s face it – we’re passionate about the things we like, so many of us do respond with some vitality when those comics or characters are demeaned.

Honestly, since we’re now in football season, the fans of individual teams make our reactions seem tame in response. Painting your face blue and silver? Attending a game in below-zero weather with your shirt off? Spending hundreds of dollars to go to a single game? Granted, some of us who are cosplayers or big fans of statues can drop that much cash as well. I think footballers don’t grasp why we don’t spend all our money on their sport they way they do, so that makes it “bad.” Some of them feel they need to knock us down a peg or two.

They need to remember that “fan” is short for “fanatic,” and that no matter what resonates with you, that makes you a fan as well.

IT RESTS WITH US TO STOP THIS!

Still, the reason people do these things is to get a reaction! When they post something, they want us to respond with horror and yelling. Personally, I think the best way to stop this is to simply laugh at it, and move on.

I’ve read a lot of things on the Internet over the years that were totally false. Star Trek: Enterprise is going to have a shortened season in its last year! Orlando Bloom is going to be the next Batman! I’m sure you can list some of your own as well!

On the other hand, I’ve laughed at some things that turned out to be true. My favorite was Lorne, a demon who could read people by listening to them sing. I was stunned when that came true. Andy Hallett, who played the character, said that was his response when he first heard about it as well.

Also, most people who comment on the Internet these days as what I refer to as either “gushers” or “bashers.” When message boards first appeared, you could get a pretty good variety of opinion on them. Now, the novelty has worn off, and only the two extremes seem to be around – those who completely love everything a show or star does, or those who completely hate everything a show or star does. They spend their time facing off against each other, sadly. (Before anyone says it, I admit I lean a lot toward the “gushers” because I prefer to promote the “good stuff” than go the other way.

If we don’t want this trick played on us any longer, we need to take the fun out of it for those playing the game. The next time we hear something like One Direction being cast as the Royal Flush Gang, we should smile, shake our heads in disbelief, and move on! It won’t take long before those posts dwindle and fade away.

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RICH REVIEWS: Hana-Bi (movie review)

First Comics News - Sun, 09/17/2017 - 18:20


HANA-BI

Nishi (Beat Takeshi) is a beleaguered Japanese police officer. His wife, Miyuki (Kayoko Kishimoto), is suffering from leukemia, and his partner, Horibe (Ren Ôsugi), is paralyzed after gangsters violently attacked him. Nishi is fed up, and wants to give up his job in order to be with Miyuki. To do so, he is forced to borrow money from the Yakuza, and then, to clear his debt, he robs a bank. The Yakuza, however, are not pleased so easily, and they continue to hound Nishi for more money.

TRAILER:

Directed by:

Takeshi Kitano

Produced by:

Masayuki Mori
Yasushi Tsuge
Takio Yoshida

Written by:

Takeshi Kitano

Starring:

Beat Takeshi
Kayoko Kishimoto
Ren Osugi
Susumu Terajima

Cast:

Takeshi Kitano as Yosh itaka Nishi
Kayoko Kishimoto as Miyuki, Nishi’s wife
Ren Osugi as Horibe
Susumu Terajima as Nakamura
Tetsu Watanabe as Tesuka
Hakuryu as Yakuza Hitman
Yasuei Yakushiji as Criminal
Tar Itsumi as Kudo
Kenichi Yajima as Doctor
Makoto Ashikawa as Tanaka
Yuko Daike as Tanaka’s widow

Run Time: 103 min
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
Website: www.filmmovement.com
Comments: The DVD comes with bonus features such as commentary by David Fear, making-of Hana-Bi featurette and new essay by Jasper Sharp.
It is hard to follow exactly what is going on. The movie is in Japanese with English subtitles.
There is killings and blood in this so yes it is violent.
Nishi’s wife is in the hospital. She has leukemia. A fellow police officer was shot and left in a wheelchair. Nishi also lost his daughter recently. The man has had a hard life recently.
Niski borrows money from the Yakuza. Things do not go as he planned.
A lot of the film the people do not talk and you are left to interpret the visuals. The bank robber scene is one. Actions do speak louder than words here. Nishi can be so violent.
This is a violent crime thriller crossed with domestic situations that make the film hard hitting at times and with a tenderness at others.
Takeshi Kitano does do a wonderful job on all the aspects of the movie he works on and especially as is main star Nishi.

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“SHARKNADO” STUDIO TAKES CINEMARK THEATRES BY STORM, LAUNCHING “THURSDAY NIGHTS AT THE ASYLUM”

First Comics News - Sun, 09/17/2017 - 16:00
The weekly series offers exclusive access to the very best in underground and homegrown horror, thriller, sci-fi and cult cinema LOS ANGELES, CA – September 15, 2017 – Moviegoers will go insane every Thursday night as The Asylum – the studio behind the Sharknado franchise phenomenon – partners with Cinemark Theatres for a weekly late-night theatrical movie series. Thursday Night at The Asylum launches on September 28, 2017 in 76 Cinemark theaters across the country. (tickets: Cinemark.com/asylum). Targeting students in college markets and film enthusiasts in general, attendees will have the option of a low cost $5 general admission ticket or a $10 Premium Ticket which will include a digital download of the movie. Thursday Nights at The Asylum will also offer attendees a unique glimpse into Hollywood with a chance to meet the filmmakers, the studio and win signed merchandise and other promotions, including a walk on role in an Asylum film. “Cinemark is excited to form this partnership and create this unique showcase of Asylum  films!”, said Bryan Jeffries, Vice President of Marketing and Promotions for Cinemark, “There has always been a tremendous audience for these movies and we know our customers will go crazy for the chance to see them on the big screen!” With a focus on college students and genre fans, the series will showcase the best in frightening, provocative, and fun feature films every Thursday starting September 28. The weekly series will build up to a special live Sharknado event featuring Sharknado5: Global Swarming on November 16  – with appearances from the cast and crew of the pop-culture juggernaut. The Asylum co-founder David Michael Latt adds, “I’ll be front and center every week as the biggest fan of all, there‘s nothing else that can duplicate the theatrical experience. For Cinemark movie goers, we‘re bringing back the thrill of drive-ins and Grindhouse cinema with this chance to see unapologetic and completely original films. The experience for some attendees won‘t end at the theater! After each screening, movie goers who purchase a the Premium Ticket will own the movie forever by digitally downloading the film available on its home video release. For more information and to buy tickets go to Cinemark.com/asylum.

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These NEW Lady Death figures will BLOW YOU AWAY!

First Comics News - Sun, 09/17/2017 - 15:54

Upgrade your Lady Death Collection with these 1/6 scale figures from TBLeague (formally Phicen)!

Preorders are now OPEN for these amazing new Lady Death 1/6 scale premium figures! What more can we say?! Just look at the incredible detail! These collectibles are estimated to ship in December 2017. If you’ve never owned a TBLeague (formally Phicen) figure, you are in for a treat!

Lady Death: a tale of innocence betrayed and then reborn as a powerful force capable of challenging the very roots of evil itself. Her legend dates back to the dark ages. She was a beautiful, young woman named Hope, but tricked by demons, she renounced her humanity to save her mother’s soul and was condemned to Hell. To survive, she harnessed the darkness within and forged herself into a warrior dreaded by all who cross her path. To know her is to know a woman cursed, but to oppose her is to know eternal agony.

IMPORTANT PREORDERING INFORMATION

If you don’t want to be charged for your preorder right away, we strongly suggest using a credit or debit card to place a preorder for this item instead of PayPal. PayPal will bill you for the full amount of the sale immediately, whereas we will only run a temporary purchase authorization on a credit/debit card and will bill you later once your item is ready to ship.

DOMESTIC CUSTOMERS: These items will be directly shipped to domestic (US) customers by the manufacturer. While placing an order, you’ll see options for “Lower 48 States” and “Alaska/Hawaii” shipping.

INTERNATIONAL (INCLUDING APO/FPO) CUSTOMERS: We are currently working out details with the manufacturer on international shipping rates. If you live outside the United States (even if you’re APO/FPO), please contact us to place a reservation for one of these items instead of ordering through Lady Death Store.

 

LADY DEATH: DEATH’S WARRIOR 1/6 SCALE ACTION FIGURE
Price: $149.99
Availability: Advance Preorder (Est. Ship 12/2017)
Preorder Now

This 1/6 scale highly-articulated premium figure stands 11.2″ tall and features real rooted hair and seamless joints!

Accessories included with this figure:
Six interchangeable hands
Chest guard
Protective bottom
Pair of high boots with skull ornaments
Cloak with neck strap
Armor pieces for both forearms
Helmet
Sword
Sickle with skull
Figure does not include the skull base pictured in the product photo. A separate Deluxe Edition is available that includes a throne and base.

 

LADY DEATH: DEATH’S WARRIOR 1/6 SCALE DELUXE ACTION FIGURE
Price: $184.99
Availability: Advance Preorder (Est. Ship 12/2017)
Preorder Now

This 1/6 scale highly-articulated premium figure stands 11.2″ tall and features real rooted hair and seamless joints! This deluxe version also includes a base with cushioned throne!

Accessories included with this figure:
Six interchangeable hands
Chest guard
Protective bottom
Pair of high boots with skull ornaments
Cloak with neck strap
Armor pieces for both forearms
Helmet
Sword
Sickle with skull
Premium base with cushioned throne

 

LADY DEATH: DEATH’S WARRIOR 1/6 SCALE BASE & THRONE ACCESSORY
Price: $64.99
Availability: Advance Preorder (Est. Ship 12/2017)
Preorder Now

This premium base with cushioned throne is made to 1/6 scale and can be used with a variety of articulated figures, including Lady Death!

NOTE: This is an accessory only. Figure is not included.

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Deadpool Bloody Variant SOLD OUT

First Comics News - Sun, 09/17/2017 - 15:47

The Deadpool Bloody Variant has SOLD OUT. The individual listing has been pulled for both signed and standard copies.

The Deadpool Bloody Variant allotments for our Stan Lee Comic Con VIP packages remain available for order.

An allotment of The Deadpool Bloody Variant remains available for our Deadpool Fun Packs.

Thank you for your awesome support and enthusiasm in selling this exclusive cover out as an individual order!

Rob Liefeld

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RICH REVIEWS: Black Enchantress # 5

First Comics News - Sun, 09/17/2017 - 14:47

Title: Black Enchantress # 5
Publisher: Heroic Publishing
Writer: Dennis Mallonee
Artist: Gordon Purcell, Dell Barras
Colors by: Dick O’Malley, Giuseppe Pica
Letters by: Dick O’Malley
Cover by: Paul Abrams
Price: $ 4.99 US, $ 5.75 Can
Rating: 2 out of 5 stars
Website: www.heroicpublishing.com
Comments: The Black Enchantress is in a fight against some tame looking demons. Andrea Crusoe aka The Black Enchantress has a chat with their master.
The story switches to the Monocle he is an evil man who serves his Goddess.
The drawing shows us lots of beautiful women but no sexy poses. Andrea is illustrated in a few action poses while fighting the demons which look good.
So a group of female demons are on their way lead by the Goddess Lilitu to attack the Black Enchantress.
This story though overall not a lot happened. Lots of demons running or flying around though.
“The Temple in the Pool” This is a gods of Olympus tale. Aphrodite and Pan, they are wife and husband and are searching. Aphrodite’s outfit is designed well. It is simple and stylish. The story has no real plot, no direction. Why were they in this jungle? What was the purpose of this story?
Aphrodite and Pan both convey the fact they are from Olympus. Aphrodite does act like a Goddess but why should we care? She is illustrated lovely though.

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The Settings of (A)D&D

Sorcerer's Skull - Sun, 09/17/2017 - 14:00
Jack Shear wrote a post last week where he espoused a number of "heresies" regarding D&D. One of these was that he didn't like the World of Greyhawk or Faerun. This got me to thinking about what I feel about D&D's various setting and their pros and cons as I see it. I don't claim to be an expert in any of these settings, so if you think I don't get them because of a lack of knowledge you are certainly free to go on thinking so. I'm just calling it like I see it.

Greyhawk
Pros: At its best, it really sort of feels like D&D and it seems organic. It's worldbuilding may not go into the annals of literary fantasy best practices, but it has a certain charm in accordance with the charm of old D&D itself.
Cons: Maybe the downside of that organicness is a lack of focus that makes it hard to get a handle on. The World of Greyhawk box set really doesn;'t give me any hint about how I should approach the material and the Gord novels (yeah, I read a couple) are all over the place. We get a gritty sort of Lankhmar thing in the beginning, then we wind up whooshing through the sky on Chariots of Sustarre.
Verdict: Not a huge fan overall, but I have more of a positive feeling than does Jack.

Forgotten Realms
Pros: They're big and a bit more coherent, literary worldbuildery. The Dragon articles about "The Realms" back in the day really captured my interest.
Cons: Their literary worldbuilding models seem to be the hordes of bland trilogies that choke the shelves to this day. It's not just vanilla, it's kind of corporate bland. "The Realms" seem to have been lost in the translation to official product.
Verdict: Less interesting that Greyhawk, though there are aspects to recommend, I guess.

Mystara/Know World
Pros: Well-presented, with distinct cultures that are easy to get a handle on. It's got the Hollow World, too. I find Immortals over gods (in BECMI) a sort of interesting thing, if not as well-explored as it could be. Also: a whole lot of Stephen Fabian.
Cons: The cultures' real-world antecedents are pretty blatant, but that doesn't bother me as much as it does other people. Gritty it is not, particularly, or dark.
Verdict: It's kind of vanilla, but it's vanilla done well. I'm more into it than the two previous worlds.

Caldwell!Dragonlance
Pros: There are some interesting twists to the vanillaness here; it is somewhat successful at evoking the epic fantasy subgenre.
Cons: A setting made for one story never seems as good for stuff outside of that story. It still presents pretty standard D&D like the settings above.
Verdict: A good setting for bad novels isn't a particularly good setting for my game. It is more maligned than it probably should be for the railroadness of its modules, but they are pretty railroady and are emblematic of the missteps of an era.

Ravenloft/Dark Sun/Planescape/Spelljammer
Pros: They all have interesting high concepts and are genuinely trying to do something different.
Cons: The high concepts are not always executed well or flavorfully. Corporate blandification seems to get in the way, as does bloat to ensure more supplements are made.
Verdict: I admire them all, but their specialized nature means they're sort of niche, and some of the niches I think I could do better doing my own thing. Planescape gets extra points for Tony DiTerlizzi.

Eberron
Pros: Pulp vs. fantasy is an idea I obviously like.
Cons: Despite all its talk of a different approach it seems to come out more like trad fantasy than any of the 2nd edition settings above.
Verdict: Maybe because it parallels my interest but does it in a utterly different way, I am predisposed not to like it, but it does generate more negative feeling from me than is probably warranted.

My favorite TSR published settings? Lankhmar, Empire of the Petal Throne, and (moving away from D&D) the Hyborian Age of Conan.

September 23rd, Dare2Draw & The Art Students League of NY Present: “Black” w/Kwanza Osajyefo and Tim Smith 3 (AKA) TS3!

First Comics News - Sun, 09/17/2017 - 08:29

September 23rd

Dare2Draw & The Art Students League of NY Present: “Black” w/Kwanza Osajyefo and Tim Smith 3 (AKA) TS3!

 

For our September Dare2Draw, we’re happy to present “Black,” brilliantly drawn by Jamal Igle, with iconic covers by Khary Randolph.

 

Creators Kwanza Osajyefo and Tim Smith 3 will be joining us for this Dare2Draw and we’ll have an opportunity to talk to them about their break out hit book, “Black”. We’ll get their insights on what they were thinking when they created the book and hear what’s next for them.

 

Join us for an intimate and candid talk about art, geek culture and race.

Dare2Draw – Saturday, September 23, 2017 from 5:30 PM to 9:30 PM (EDT)

New York, NY

 

NY Times-

“Black “doesn’t represent all blackness, that is impossible,” said Mr. Osajyefo. But the goal was “to reflect what black people look like and where they come from.” The characters emerge from all walks of life and the dialogue is peppered with slang.”

By George Gene Gustines.  https://goo.gl/xaHcZt

 

Paste magazine – 

“Black is admirable not only for it’s contribution to the visibility of the contemporary black experience within the realm of graphic storytelling, but also for providing a fictional form of catharsis from a very real and present fear that pervades the black experience in our present day,” 

By Toussaint Egan https://goo.gl/N3ct9W

 

Hosted by Pete LePage and Jennifer Crute with “Chat” interview by Phil DeJean

With music provided by Kool DJ Red Alert! “Yeeaaaaaahh!”

​ ​ 3.5 hr. ​Interactive Live​ ​Event Experience ​— come join us!

​ ​ ​

Event Tickets: https://goo.gl/3Cz5Mj 

Produced by Charles D Chenet

 

1. Bring your sketchbooks for a fun evening of engaging drawing!

2. Intimate conversation with the creators of “BLACK”

3. D2D Quick Draw Challenge (over $2,000 of prizes and swag)

4. Chances to win weekend pass to New York Comic Con 2017 

5. Special Guests

6. Chance to be in D2D TV Series

7. All supplies provided

8. FREE copy of BLACK (while supplies)

9. At the Historical “League”, est. 1875

10. Support the D2D program

11. Refreshments

12. Beer has been lovingly provided by Brooklyn Brewery

​…as usual, much more…

More details to follow – Stay Tuned!

 

About “BLACK” http://blacksuperpowers.com/

 

Featuring 90 minutes of dynamic figure drawing, with live-action models & props and our signature Dare2Draw “Quick Draw” Contests, with all art done on Blue Line Pro boards. The pro art is auctioned for artists-in-need.

 

Dare2Draw: What is it? https://www.dare2draw.org/

Dare2Draw is a 501(c)(3), not-for-profit, educational and
cultural organization dedicated to creating and supporting mentoring and networking opportunities for cartoonists of all levels; Cultivating the awareness of and appreciation for the study of sequential art; and the furtherance and preservation of the comic book medium’s contributions to literacy, art, and culture, through outreach programs, events, and projects.

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KNOW YOUR MIGHTY CRUSADERS: Hangman III

First Comics News - Sun, 09/17/2017 - 08:22

Created by:

Frank Tieri and Felix Ruiz

Real Name:

Michael Minetta

Joined Mighty Crusaders:

Dark Circle’s Mighty Crusaders TBD

First Appearance:

The Hangman (vol. 2) #1 December 2015

Origin:

Michael “Mikey Ice” Minetta, a hitman for hire, lives in Dyker Heights, Brooklyn with his wife and daughter, Gabby. He is hired to “take care” of a man named Petey after he slept with another man’s wife. On his way back for the hit he is attacked by the Hangman (Robert Dickering) who proceeds to beat up Minetta and hang him from a street lamp.[13] Minetta awakens in hell and is met by Satan. Satan tells Minetta the story of the Hangmen and how they have been around for centuries collecting the souls of those who are deemed unworthy to remain existing. Satan offers the now open position of the Hangman after Dickering was deemed worthy of ascension. Minetta initially refuses the offer until he realizes that his wife and daughter could still be put in danger. He accepts Satan’s offer and is brought back to walk the Earth as the Hangman.

History:

Powers & Weapons:

Checklist:

Dark Circle:

The Hangman #1-4

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COSPLAY GIRL OF THE WEEK!

First Comics News - Sun, 09/17/2017 - 08:15

This week’s cosplay girl of the week

If you would like to be the Cosplay Girl of the Week!
Please send your photo to Giovanni.Aria@firstcomicsnews.com and you will be considered for inclusion for a future edition of Superhero Girls!

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COSPLAY GUY OF THE WEEK!

First Comics News - Sun, 09/17/2017 - 08:13

This week’s cosplay guy of the week

If you would like to be the Cosplay Guy of the Week!
Please send your photo to Geo.Aria@firstcomicsnews.com and you will be considered for inclusion in a future edition of Superhero Guys!

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RWBY Volume 5 to debut in theaters

First Comics News - Sun, 09/17/2017 - 02:53

The popular western-style anime RWBY (pronounced “Ruby”) will debut its newest chapter in theaters during a one night only event.  Fathom Events and Rooster Teeth will present the “RWBY Volume 5 Premier” Thursday, October 12, at 7:30 pm local time.  In addition to the premier of volume 5, there will also be a special featurette that includes cast & crew interviews along with other exclusive narratives.

RWBY, created by the late Monty Oum for Rooster Teeth, is set in Remnant, a fictional future-fantasy world filled with horrific monsters bent on the destruction of humanity. Fortunately, the kingdoms of Remnant have risen to combat these forces by training powerful Huntsmen and Huntresses at academies around the planet. Ruby Rose, Weiss Schnee, Blake Belladonna, and Yang Xiao Long are four such Huntresses in training whose journeys will take them far past the grounds of Beacon Academy. Though each may be powerful on their own, these four girls must come together to work as a team if they truly hope to become the next generation of Remnant’s protectors.

“Rooster Teeth is thrilled for this opportunity to celebrate RWBY with all the fans, new or old,” said Gray G. Haddock, Head of Rooster Teeth Animation. “Getting to see key moments from Volume 4, the new character shorts, and sharing laughs from RWBY Chibi is a wonderful way to get ready for the new volume. No comment section online can replace what it’s like to share the laughs and tears with fellow fans, live, in a theater.  I love that we have this chance to bring the whole community together, to experience this on the big screen.” Tickets for “RWBY Volume 5 Premiere” can be purchased online by visiting www.FathomEvents.com or at participating theater box offices. Fans throughout the U.S. will be able to enjoy the event in nearly 500 select movie theaters. A complete list of participating theaters is also available on the Fathom Events webite.

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THE NAUGHTIEST WITCHGIRL STARS IN BLACK ENCHANTRESS #5

First Comics News - Sat, 09/16/2017 - 16:59
 There’s no need to wait until its scheduled October release. The fifth issue of Heroic Publishing’s BLACK ENCHANTRESS is already here!

In a brand-new adventure by Dennis Mallonee and Gordon Purcell, while the Enchantress herself is off trying to pry a few secrets out of the demon lord Azsum-Gandi, her lawyer friend Danielle is doing her utmost to distract the Enchantress’s doting daddy, Doctor Arcane. And in the process, we get to learn the previously untold tale of how the mysterious Mister Monocle organized a legion of demons to attack the Avery Mansion.

Plus! Get ready for the upcoming Challenge of the Gods with a special bonus preview in Part One of “The Mystery of Artemis” by Dennis Mallonee and Dell Barras.

Cover by Paul Abrams

Advance orders for all upcoming Heroic Publishing titles can be placed through the Heroic Publishing website at www.heroicmultiverse.com.

 

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KNOW YOUR MIGHTY CRUSADERS: Hangman II

First Comics News - Sat, 09/16/2017 - 15:18

Created by:

Bill Dubay & Carmine Infantino

Real Name:

Steven Dickering

Joined Mighty Crusaders:

The Hangman is not a member of the Mighty Crusaders.

First Appearance:

Comet 1, October 1983

Origin:

Steve Dickering son of the original Hangman adopted the secret identity of the Hangman to prove himself to his father.

History:

The Comet No. 1
1983
Story: [untitled] (10 pages)
Editor, writer: Bill DuBay
Penciller: Carmine Infantino
Inker: Rudy Nebres
Letterer: ?
Colorist: Barry Grossman
Feature Character: The Hangman II (Steve Dickering; first appearance)
GS: Hangman I (last appearance in MIGHTY COMICS #48)
Supporting Characters: Thelma Gordon Dickering, Lori (first appearance)
Intro: Timmy Carpenter
Villains: A gang of thugs, Mrs. Carpenter (first appearance for all)
Comment: Story continues in the Comet story in next issue.
Synopsis: The Hangman’s son, who despises his geriatric father, tries to take over in his stead, but gets beaten up and unmasked for his efforts.

The Comet No. 2
1983
Cover: Comet, cops, and Lisa looking at Hangman holding body //Carmine Infantino / Rudy Nebres
Story: [untitled] (30 pages)
Editor, writer: Bill DuBay
Penciller: Carmine Infantino
Inker: Alex Nino
Letterer: Adam Kubert
Colorist: Barry Grossman
Feature Character: The Comet (origin details revealed)
GS: The Hangman II (next appears in MIGHTY CRUSADERS #?), Hangman I (dies in this story), Shield
Supporting Characters: Lori, Thelma Dickering, Naija (in flashback; dies in this story)
Other Characters: Flavius (in flashback), Timmy Carpenter (last appearance)
Villains: Mecks (in flashback; destroyed in this story), Mrs. Carpenter (last appearance)
Comment: This story explains how the Comet survived his apparent death in PEP COMICS #16.
Even though this series is billed as a six-part mini-series, this is the last published issue.
Synopsis: At his brother’s deathbed, the Comet relates how he was taken back to Altrox after being shot, was saved by their science, married, and lost his wife there to a robot attack. Meanwhile, the Hangman’s son tries and fails to save a young patient from his mother’s abuse.

Mighty Crusaders (2nd series) No. 1
March 1983
Cover: Black Hood II, Jaguar, Comet, Shield I, Fly Girl, Fly, Web, Shield (Lancelot Strong) vs. villains //Rich Buckler (signed)
Story: “Atlantis Rising”: Chapter 1 (25 pages)
Editor, writer, penciller: Rich Buckler
Inker: Frank Giacoia
Letterer: Vic Gorelick
Colorist: Barry Grossman
Feature Characters: The Mighty Crusaders (the Fly (last appearance in FLY MAN #39), Fly Girl, the Comet (last appearance for both in MIGHTY CRUSADERS #6), Shield I (Joe Higgins; last chronological appearance in issue #9 (flashback)), Shield II (Lancelot Strong; last appearance in ADVENTURES OF THE FLY #9), Jaguar (last appearance in MIGHTY CRUSADERS #5), Web (last appearance in MIGHTY COMICS #50), Black Hood II (last appearance in ARCHIE’S SUPER-HERO DIGEST #2)
Supporting Character: Dr. Malcolm Reeves (first appearance)
Intro: Officer Penella (only appearance)
Villains: The Brain Emperor (last appearance in MIGHTY CRUSADERS #1), Cincinnatti Red (dies in this story; next appears, as a ghost, in issue #9), Locke, Lumetta, Penatale, Smiley Laumic, Duke, Bennie the Gip, Fast Fingers, the Mafia (of Earth-MLJ; first and only appearance for all), Eterno (last appearance in FLY MAN #32)
Comments: Story continues in next issue.
This issue also contains a five-page section written and drawn by Rich Buckler, retelling the origins of Shield I, the Comet, the Web, the Black Hood, the Jaguar, the Fly, and the Shield (Lancelot Strong).
It is revealed in issue #9 that the current Web is the son of the original Web, but this is probably an error, since he is still shown as married to Rose Wayne Raymond in BLUE RIBBON COMICS V. 2 #50. Therefore, we will assume that this is the same Web who appeared in 1940’s MLJ and 1960’s Mighty Comics.
Synopsis: The Mighty Crusaders band together again (including new members the Web, the Jaguar, the original Shield, and the second Shield, Lancelot Strong) to take on the combined menace of Eterno and the Brain Emperor.

Mighty Crusaders (2nd series) No. 2
May 1983
Cover: Comet, Jaguar, Fly Man, Fly Girl, Shield I, Web, and Shield (Lancelot Strong) vs. false Captain Flag, Bob Phantom, Steel Sterling, Hangman, Blackjack, Fox, and Firefly //Rich Buckler / Frank Giacoia (signed)
Story: “The Genesis Conspiracy”: Chapter 2 (15 pages)
Chapter 3: “No More Heroes” (5 pages)
Editor, writer, penciller: Rich Buckler
Inkers: Frank Giacoia and friends
Letterer: Victor Gorelick
Colorist: Barry Grossman
Feature Characters: The Mighty Crusaders (Black Hood II, Comet, Fly, Fly Girl, Jaguar, Shield I, Shield (Lancelot Strong), Web)
Supporting Character: Dr. Malcolm Reeves
Villains: Eterno, the Brain Emperor, the Malevolent Legion of Juggernauts (false versions of Captain Flag, Bob Phantom, Steel Sterling, Hangman, Blackjack, Fox, and Firefly; first appearance)
Comment: Story continues in next issue.
Synopsis: Eterno creates a super-powered army based on costumed heroes of the past and sets them against the Mighty Crusaders.

Mighty Crusaders (2nd series) No. 3
July 1983
Cover: False Hangman vs. Shield (Lancelot Strong), Jaguar, Fly, Fly Girl, Shield, and Darkling //Rich Buckler (signed)
Story: “The Darkling Ingredient” (19 pages)
Editor, writer, penciller: Rich Buckler
Inker: Ricardo Villagran
Letterer: Rod Ollerenshaw
Colorist: Barry Grossman
Feature Characters: The Mighty Crusaders (Black Hood II, Comet (regains original powers and costume in this story and resigns from team), Darkling (first appearance; joins the Mighty Crusaders in this story), Fly, Fly Girl, Jaguar, Shield I, Shield (Lancelot Strong), Web)
Supporting Character: General Smith (last appearance in DOUBLE LIFE OF PRIVATE STRONG #2)
Villains: Eterno, the Malevolent Legion of Juggernauts (last appearance for all), the Brain Emperor (next appears in BLUE RIBBON COMICS V. 2 #6)
Synopsis: The Mighty Crusaders face off against the Malevolent Legion, Eterno, and the Brain Emperor with the help of a new member, Darkling.

Mighty Crusaders (2nd series) No. 9
September 1984
Cover: Shield in handcuffs as Jaguar, Fly Girl, Web, Darkling, and Fly face protestors //Rich Buckler / Chic Stone (signed)
Story: “Old Legends Never Die” (21 pages)
Editor, penciller: Rich Buckler
Writer: David Singer
Inker: Dick Ayers
Letterer: Rod Ollerenshaw
Colorist: Barry Grossman
Feature Characters: Mighty Crusaders (Black Hood II, Comet (also appears in flashback, chronologically between MIGHTY CRUSADERS (1st series) #6 / issue #1) Fly, Fly Girl, Jaguar, Shield I (also appears in flashback, between FLY MAN #34 / issue #1), Web)
GS: Fox II (last appearance in BLUE RIBBON COMICS V. 2 #6; next appears in issue #11), Hangman (last appearance in MIGHTY COMICS #48), Steel Sterling, Firefly, Captain Flag, Mr. Justice (last appearance in BLUE RIBBON COMICS V. 2 #2; last appearance)
Intro: Mario Cuomo (of Earth-MLJ)
Cameo appearance: Franklin Delano Roosevelt
Villains: Brain Emperor (last appearance in BLUE RIBBON COMICS V. 2 #7; next appears in issue #11), various crooks (first and only appearance), Cincinnatti Red (as a ghost; last appearance in issue #1; last appearance)
Comment: The appearance of the “original” Web, who is revealed to be the “father” of the current Web in this issue, is probably erroneous, as the current Web is still shown to be the husband of Rose Wayne Raymond in BLUE RIBBON COMICS V. 2 #14.
Synopsis: The Shield is on trial for killing a crook by accident, and the Mighty Crusaders must prove he was set up by the Brain Emperor.

Powers & Weapons:

The Hangman has no superpowers. He is in peak physical condition.

Checklist:

Red Circle & Archie Comics:
Comet 1, 2
Mighty Crusaders (vol. 2) 1-3, 9

TEXT BY: DarkMark

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RICH REVIEWS: The Only Living Boy # 5

First Comics News - Sat, 09/16/2017 - 15:14

Title: The Only Living Boy # 5 “To Save A Shattered World” (GN)
Publisher: Papercutz
Writer/Co-Creator: David Gallaher
Artist/Co-Creator: Steve Ellis
Color Flattening: Holley McKend, Jules Rivera, Caitlin Like
Additional Flatting: David B. Cooper, Allison Stejlau
Proofreading: Janelle Asselin
Lettering: Melanie Ujimori
Price: $ 8.99 US
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
Websites: www.papercutz.com,
www.the-only-living-boy.com
Comments: Baalikar one huge evil dragon faces Princess Thelandria. She is a warrior with no fear. Phaedrus and Morgan fight by her side. Baalikar also has many demonic looking creatures on his side.
Princess Thelandria is illustrated in a beautiful pin-up that brings across the fact she is a fighter. The colors are done wonderfully in it and you will love the pose.
Erik joins the fray attacking the dragon. You have got to see the drawings of this dragon in battle. It is visually stunning. The entire city is being leveled and the Queen is dying but the battle continues on. So many brave fighters here.
Erik with the help of his friends does fight on. He finds a lost friend as well. The one that had given him the courage and love to fight on against anything.
This is a world of magic and science filled with wondrous beings. Erik the only living boy left may just be the most wondrous of them all.

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