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TRANSFORMERS ORIGINAL GRAPHIC NOVEL STARRING BUMBLEBEE ARRIVES FALL 2018

First Comics News - Thu, 02/22/2018 - 15:21

An All-New, All-’80s Bumblebee Adventure From IDW Publishing

San Diego, CA (February 22, 2018) – IDW Publishing is thrilled to announce that in 2018 Bumblebee from the TRANSFORMERS franchise will star in his very own original graphic novel! The perfect jumping on point for the next generation of TRANSFORMERS fans, Transformers: Bumblebee – Win If You Dare gives readers the opportunity to join in the fan-favorite character’s adventures. Life can feel rough when you aren’t the fastest or the tallest Autobot, but Bumblebee is up to the task!

When his best friend is hurt, Bumblebee takes it upon himself to finish the mission—and prove his worth to his fellow Autobots along the way. Things get tense as Bumblebee and a new human friend infiltrate a series of incredible races, hunting down dangerous foes and a devastating secret. It’s an exciting new, action-packed ’80s adventure! X-Men ’92 co-writers Chad Bowers and Chris Sims along with artist Marcelo Ferreira (Back to the Future, Transformers: Windblade) have crafted a nostalgia-tinged, yet equally fresh standalone story.

“The exciting thing about this book is that it really hits all the highs of TRANSFORMERS for fans new and old,” said IDW Associate Editor, David Mariotte. “It has action, adventure, racing and robots, but it also has a lot of heart and humor that comes through in this simultaneously retro and very modern package.”

“This story is just a ton of fun,” said Michael Kelly, head of publishing at Hasbro. “Bumblebee is the ultimate underdog, and everyone loves an underdog. IDW has done a fantastic job bringing this iconic character to life for a new generation of fans.”

This new OGN will be available in comic shops and book stores September 11, 2018 for $9.99. It is available for pre-order now using ISBN: 978-1-68405-227-1.

Since its launch in 1984, TRANSFORMERS has grown to be one of the world’s most recognizable and successful toy and entertainment brands. Driven by compelling characters and a rich storyline, TRANSFORMERS revolutionized children’s entertainment as one of the first properties to produce a successful toy line, comic book, TV series and animated film.  Throughout the franchise’s more than 30 years of history, thousands of unique TRANSFORMERS robots have been introduced through toy lines, multiple animated TV series have debuted, and animated and live-action films have thrilled audiences.

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FREE COMIC BOOK DAY 2018: Your First Look!

First Comics News - Thu, 02/22/2018 - 15:14

New York, NY—February 21, 2018—Free Comic Book Day 2018 is your perfect chance to dive into the Marvel Universe – and today, Marvel is excited to reveal your first look at the previously unseen cover of FCBD AVENGERS #1!

Stay tuned for more FCBD content to be announced in the coming weeks!

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WBHE, DCE AND THE LEGO GROUP PRESENT “LEGO DC SUPER HERO GIRLS: SUPER-VILLAIN HIGH” ON DIGITAL MAY 1 AND DVD MAY 15, 2018

First Comics News - Thu, 02/22/2018 - 07:55

(February 20, 2018 – Burbank, CA) – Everyone’s favorite female Super Heroes are left to deal with a new rival when a mysterious high school pops up in the all-new animated film, “LEGO DC Super Hero Girls: Super-Villain High.” Produced by Warner Bros. Animation, DC Entertainment and The LEGO Group, the film – a continuation in the worldwide DC Super Hero Girls franchise phenomenon – will be distributed by Warner Bros. Home Entertainment (WBHE) May 1, 2018 on Digital ($19.99 SRP), and on May 15, 2018 on DVD ($19.98 SRP).

After a mysterious school opens across the street, the students of Super Hero High find themselves up against a new threat. Now, Wonder Woman, Supergirl, Batgirl and the rest of the DC Super Hero Girls not only have to worry about the well-being of their grades, but the safety and security of friends, family and the rest of civilization. The girls must figure out how to put a stop to this evil, new cross-town rival and save the world once again!

The “LEGO DC Super Hero Girls” voice cast returns its core cast with Grey Griffin (Wonder Woman), Tara Strong (Harley Quinn/Poison Ivy), Anais Fairweather (Supergirl), Teala Dunn (Bumblebee), Stephanie Sheh (Katana), and Ashlyn Selich (Batgirl). The cast also includes Yvette Nicole Brown (Amanda Waller), Greg Cipes (Beast Boy), Romi Dames (Lena Luthor), John DiMaggio (Gorilla Grodd, Wildcat), Josh Keaton (The Flash), Khary Payton (Cyborg) and Meredith Salenger (Lashina).

Elsa Garagarza (“Star Wars: Forces of Destiny”) directs “LEGO DC Super Hero Girls: Super-Villain High” from a script by Jeremy Adams (“Justice League Action,” “LEGO Scooby-Doo!”). Rick Morales (“LEGO Scooby-Doo! Haunted Hollywood”) serves as producer, with Sam Register (“Teen Titans Go!”), Jill Wilfert (“The LEGO Movie,” “The LEGO Batman Movie”) and Robert Fewkes (“LEGO Frozen Northern Lights”) serving as executive producers.

From Warner Bros. Consumer Products and DC Entertainment, the DC Super Hero Girls universe encourages young girls and kids to explore their own powers and strengths through original content, including all-new films, webisodes and TV specials. The franchise offers young fans inspiration and encourages teamwork, friendship and empowerment. “DC Super Hero Girls: Super-Villain High” will connect with fans throughout the world through the brand’s vast digital content networks, including LEGO.com, DCSuperHeroGirls.com, the DCSHG App, YouTube Channel and Instagram, as well as a global licensing and merchandising program.

“We’re thrilled to release a second “LEGO DC Super Hero Girls” film that’s fun for young girls to view and enjoy,” said Mary Ellen Thomas, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Vice President, Family & Animation Marketing. “LEGO toys rank #1 amongst Children ages 6-11, allowing these films to resonate with children.”

Special Features

Six Animated Shorts
“Crazed and Confused”
“Need for Speed”
“Showdown”
“Trading Places”
“Wonder Waitress”
“Bodybuilding”

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Art Of Wrestling #231: Gallows & Anderson 12-31-14

First Comics News - Thu, 02/22/2018 - 07:52

[r] The Bullet Club is what it said when this dropped in 2014, now Gallow & Anderson just go by their names in WWE. Just a really fun popular episode of AOW past, plus new updates from Colt
Sponsor: www.SquareSpace.com (Code: COLT)

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IMAGE COMICS MAY 2018 SOLICITATIONS

First Comics News - Thu, 02/22/2018 - 07:49
BARRIER #1 (OF 5) COLLECTOR’S EDITION

STORY: BRIAN K. VAUGHAN
ART / COVER: MARCOS MARTIN, MUNTSA VICENTE

MAY 09 / 56 PAGES / FC / M / $4.99

From the Eisner Award-winning team behind THE PRIVATE EYE, BARRIER is an unconventional drama about violence, language, aend illegal immigration…with a shocking sci-fi twist. After debuting on PanelSyndicate.com, this critically acclaimed five-part miniseries finally comes to print, exclusively from Image Comics. After making the massive, 50-plus-page first issue available to mature readers for FREE on Free Comic Day, this special collector’s edition of the first issue is being released in a larger size to match the next four issues being released WEEKLY throughout the rest of May! Printed in its original “landscape” format (side-stapled for convenient shelving!) and graced with gorgeous cardstock covers, each comic is meant to be a durable work of art, and there are no plans for these print issues to ever be collected, so the only way to own your own copies of this groundbreaking story is by supporting your friendly neighborhood comic shop!

BARRIER #2 (OF 5)

STORY: BRIAN K. VAUGHAN
ART / COVER: MARCOS MARTIN, MUNTSA VICENTE

MAY 09 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.99

This small-town crime story becomes an interstellar adventure! Featuring over 30 pages of story and breathtaking art.

BARRIER #3 (OF 5)

STORY: BRIAN K. VAUGHAN
ART / COVER: MARCOS MARTIN, MUNTSA VICENTE

MAY 16 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.99

A very special “silent” issue! This is the first wordless comic ever from either BRIAN K. VAUGHAN or MARCOS MARTÍN.

BARRIER #4 (OF 5)

STORY: BRIAN K. VAUGHAN
ART / COVER: MARCOS MARTIN, MUNTSA VICENTE

MAY 23 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.99

Though they can’t understand a word the other is saying, Oscar and Liddy must learn to communicate if they stand any chance of surviving their otherworldly captors.

BARRIER #5 (OF 5)

STORY: BRIAN K. VAUGHAN
ART / COVER: MARCOS MARTIN, MUNTSA VICENTE

MAY 30 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $4.99

This massive, 50-page finale brings our multilingual epic to its shocking conclusion.

DEATH OR GLORY #1

STORY: RICK REMENDER
ART / COVER: BENGAL
VARIANT COVER: DUNCAN FEGREDO, JAMES HARREN

MAY 02 / 48 PAGES / FC / M / $4.99

Meet Glory, raised off the grid in a convoy amid truckers—the last men and women fighting for true freedom on the American open road. Now, in order to pay for her beloved dying Father’s surgery, Glory has three days to pull off four dangerous cross-country heists with mob killers, crooked cops, and a psycho ex-husband all out to bring her in or die trying. The new ongoing series by New York Times bestselling author RICK REMENDER and legendary French superstar BENGAL brings you a high-speed chase across the American West that examines our dwindling freedoms and the price paid by those who fight for an untethered life, in this special double-sized first issue with 40 pages of story!

FLAVOR #1

STORY: JOSEPH KEATINGE
ART / COVER: WOOK JIN CLARK, TAMRA BONVILLAIN, RICH TOMMASO

MAY 16 / 32 PAGES / FC / T+ / $3.99

Within a strange walled city, an unlicensed chef discovers a mystery that threatens to end it all. Join JOSEPH KEATINGE (GLORY, SHUTTER) and WOOK JIN CLARK (Adventure Time: The Flip Side) on this culinary epic adventure—FLAVOR—where chefs are the ultimate celebrity and food is the most valued commodity. The high-stakes competition of Hunger Games collides with the lush, MIYAZAKI-esque worldbuilding in this delectable new ongoing series featuring culinary consulting and bonus content by ALI BOUZARI, renowned food scientist and author of the IACP Award-winning cookbook Ingredient: Unveiling the Essential Elements of Food.

MEDIEVAL SPAWN / WITCHBLADE #1 (OF 4)

STORY: BRIAN HOLGUIN, BRIAN HABERLIN
ART / COVER: BRIAN HABERLIN

MAY 09 / 32 PAGES / FC / T / $2.99

Fan favorites Spawn and Witchblade team together for the first time in TWO DECADES!! In this issue: A village is besieged by a dark force—then Spawn emerges from out of the shadows to save them all. Is he their savior…or their destroyer?

WHERE WE LIVE: LAS VEGAS SHOOTING BENEFIT ANTHOLOGY TP

STORY: MIKE ALLRED, BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS, IVAN BRANDON, KURT BUSIEK, AMY CHU, KELLY SUE DECONNICK, NEIL GAIMAN, KIERON GILLEN, MIKE MIGNOLA, MARK MILLAR, GREG PAK, JAMES ROBINSON, GAIL SIMONE, BRANDON GRAHAM, ROB WILLIAMS
ART: MIKE ALLRED, BRANDON GRAHAM, RAFAEL ALBUQUERQUE, PAUL AZACETA, CLIFF CHIANG, GEOF DARROW, TESS FOWLER, BRIAN HABERLIN, PHIL HESTER, JOELLE JONES, ARIELA KRISTANTINA, JEFF LEMIRE, JAMIE MCKELVIE, MICHAEL AVON OEMING, SEAN PHILLIPS, DARICK ROBERTSON, BILL SIENKIEWICZ, JAVIER PULIDO, JH WILLIAMS III
COLORS: ROB WILLIAMS
COVER: JH WILLIAMS III

MAY 30 / 256 PAGES / FC / T+ / $19.99

This “unique way” was the genesis of the WHERE WE LIVE anthology—a riveting collection of both fictional stories and actual eye-witness accounts told by an all-star lineup of the top talent working in comics today. All the creators have graciously volunteered their time and talent to help bring some sense to this senseless act and, in the process, raise money for the survivors and their families. The book will include a variety of perspectives with key themes exploring gun violence, common sense gun control, value of a compassionate society, mental health stigmatization, aftermath of tragedy and how individuals and communities persevere, and an appreciation of Las Vegas as a vibrant community. WHERE WE LIVE also features stories from local writers and artists as they relate their personal experiences and reactions to this tragedy. One hundred percent of the proceeds for the WHERE WE LIVE anthology will be donated to an existing GoFundMe campaign for the survivors in Las Vegas.

ANGELIC, VOL. 1: HEIRS AND GRACES TP

STORY: SIMON SPURRIER
ART / COVER: CASPAR WIJNGAARD

MAY 09 / 168 PAGES / FC / T / $12.99

Centuries after humanity disappeared, the Earth belongs to our leftovers: the animals, genetically modified for a war they don’t remember, guarding a world they don’t understand. But for one young winged monkey, the repressive tribal routines are unbearable. Her name is QORA. She yearns to explore, to discover…to fly free. Eisner nominee SIMON SPURRIER (CRY HAVOC, The Spire, X-Men Legacy) and star artist CASPAR WIJNGAARD (LIMBO, Dark Souls, Assassin’s Creed) unite for an all-ages-friendly fable about teenage rebellion and animal antics amidst the ruins of civilization. Collects ANGELIC #1-6

BONEHEAD, VOL. 1 TP

STORY: BRYAN HILL
ART / COVER: RHOALD MARCELLIUS

MAY 23 / 128 PAGES / FC / T+ / $9.99

In a near future, a sprawling megalopolis sees the rise of “Boneheads,” parkour gangs that use neuro-linked helmets to augment their abilities and live for the thrill of physical risk. As a gang war threatens to tear the city apart, a mysterious Bonehead rises—a man with no past that might be the key to saving the city’s future. From writer BRYAN HILL (POSTAL) and artist RHOALD MARCELLIUS (Marvel: Contest of Champions) comes a story about technological and human revolution. Collects BONEHEAD #1-4

IT WILL ALL HURT TP

STORY / ART / COVER: FAREL DALRYMPLE

JUNE 13 / 176 PAGES / FC / T+ / $18.99

A weird, sad, silly, sketchy, and dreamy watercolor fantasy-action quest in which Alemendra Clementine and her crew of anti-social adventurers all come together on a psych-apocalyptic world to take down an evil wizard. This Eisner Award-nominated webcomic began as a loose stream-of-consciousness exercise and exploration of the comic book medium and takes place in the same world as FAREL DALRYMPLE’s The Wrenchies. Collects IT WILL ALL HURT #1-3, plus all six chapters of the webcomic.

NO. 1 WITH A BULLET TP

STORY: JACOB SEMAHN
ART / COVER: JORGE CORONA

JUNE 06 / 152 PAGES / FC / T+ / $16.99

Her social media, strong. Her variety show segments, a hit. Nash Huang is at the top of her game. But when the iRis Shutter contact lens hits the market, Nash’s life is personally invaded. The latest leap forward in “technological progress,” these contacts not only play video or augment reality…but also record with the blink of an eye. Fighting to keep her life together after a leaked sex tape goes viral, a clingy super-fan is the last thing on Nash’s mind…but that’s exactly when the bodies pile up and the terror begins. “Not just good, but important. A haunting shot across the bow of the worst the internet has to offer. Stunning and electric.”—DONNY CATES (GOD COUNTRY, REDNECK) Collects NO. 1 WITH A BULLET #1-6

SON OF HITLER HC

STORY: ANTHONY DEL COL, GEOFF MOORE
ART / COVER: JEFF MCCOMSEY

MAY 30 / 192 PAGES / FC / M / $24.99

A story so wild it could only be true…maybe… The never-before- told tale of Adolf Hitler’s secret child and how this son was the key to ending World War II is now revealed in this audacious graphic novel based upon one of history’s most intriguing rumors. In 1944 Occupied France a rogue British agent reveals to a young baker’s assistant the true identity of his father, thus recruiting him for a dangerous mission that will end the greatest threat of World War II. Out of respect to the innocent and the dead all the names in this story have been changed… Except for one. This action-packed ride in the vein of Inglourious Basterds and The Boys from Brazil is brought to life by acclaimed writer ANTHONY DEL COL (Assassin’s Creed, Kill Shakespeare), New York Times bestselling cartoonist JEFF McCOMSEY (FUBAR, Flutter) and newcomer GEOFF MOORE.

STRAY BULLETS: SUNSHINE & ROSES, VOL. 1 TP

STORY / ART / COVER: DAVID LAPHAM

MAY 02 / 248 PAGES / BW / M / $19.99

Dark and twisted, funny and heartbreaking, intimate and epic—SUNSHINE & ROSES tells the story of a boy and a girl, how they fell in love and hatched a scheme to blow up the Baltimore underworld. There is no crime book remotely like STRAY BULLETS, and with SUNSHINE & ROSES, the uncompromising EISNER AWARD-WINNING team of DAVID & MARIA LAPHAM take the series to a new high. Collects STRAY BULLETS: SUNSHINE & ROSES #1-8

STREET ANGEL GOES TO JUVIE HC

STORY: BRIAN MARUCA, JIM RUGG
ART / COVER: JIM RUGG

MAY 02 / 40 PAGES / FC / T+ / $19.99

Busted! Jesse “Street Angel” Sanchez, aka Shiraz Thunderbird, gets pinched and must do a stretch in Angel City’s infamous juvenile corrections center, Alcatraz, Jr. For the Deadliest Girl Alive, three squares a day and a warm, dry bed ain’t all bad. Jesse meets a girl gang, besties a superhero sidekick, pushes the lunch lady to the limit, and watches Harriet the Spy! Will juvie break our hero, or will “Shiraz Thunderbird” break OUT of Alcatraz, Jr.? STREET ANGEL GOES TO JUVIE releases alongside the Free Comic Book Day title: STREET ANGEL’S DOG!

VOID TRIP TP

STORY: RYAN O’SULLIVAN
ART / COVER: PLAID KLAUS

MAY 30 / 144 PAGES / FC / M / $16.99

From writer RYAN O’SULLIVAN (Turncoat, The Evil Within, Warhammer 40,000) and illustrator PLAID KLAUS (Turncoat) comes the story of Ana and Gabe, the last two humans left alive in the galaxy. They’re low on fuel, they’re low on food, and they’re low on psychedelic space froot, but they’re still determined to make it to the promised land: hippy-paradise super-planet Euphoria. This is the story of their journey, the friends and enemies they made along the way, and how the universe responded to those who dared to live freely within it. “Beautiful, drugged, and hilarious sci-fi from an alternate universe where the only Captain America anyone cares about is the one in Easy Rider.”— KIERON GILLEN (THE WICKED + THE DIVINE, Star Wars: Darth Vader) Collects VOID TRIP #1-5

ANALOG #2

STORY: GERRY DUGGAN
ART / COVER: DAVID O’SULLIVAN, JORDIE BELLAIRE

MAY 09 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.99

CHAPTER TWO It’s 2024, and we still don’t have flying cars, but good news: we’re introducing Jack’s sniper-toting, fascist-punching girlfriend, and a mysterious new nemesis from the NSA wants to hack back into the world’s secrets by leaning hard on human punching-bag Jack McGinnis and his fellow paper jockeys. Order heavy on Image’s new hit series if you like fun comics with shootouts, intrigue, a few jokes, and a nice, old-timey cliffhanger.

THE BEAUTY, VOL. 4 TP

STORY / COVER: JEREMY HAUN, JASON A. HURLEY
ART: MATTHEW DOW SMITH, THOMAS NACHLIK

JUNE 13 / 128 PAGES / FC / M / $16.99

Corporate espionage, government secrets, and private military contracts are uncovered as an investigative journalist looks deep into Abericorp, the most powerful pharmaceutical company in the world. Collects THE BEAUTY #17-21

THE BEEF #4 (OF 5)

STORY: RICHARD STARKINGS, TYLER SHAINLINE
ART / COVER: SHAKY KANE

MAY 23 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.99

Vodino and the twins have Mary Lynn, and Mary Lynn’s milkshake brings The Beef to the meatpacking yard. Don’t have a cow, man.

BLACK MAGICK, VOL. 2: AWAKENINGS 2 TP

STORY: GREG RUCKA
ART / COVER: NICOLA SCOTT

MAY 16 / 136 PAGES / FC / M / $16.99

The trap around Rowan Black continues to close, with the Hammer closing in on one side and the Ascension now in motion on the other. But the ultimate wound may not be wielded by magick, but instead delivered via the heart. New York Times bestselling creators GREG RUCKA and NICOLA SCOTT bring you the second volume of the critically acclaimed series. Collects BLACK MAGICK #6-11

BLACK SCIENCE #35

STORY: RICK REMENDER
ART / COVER: MATTEO SCALERA, MORENO DINISIO
VARIANT COVER: CHRIS SAMNEE

MAY 02 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.99

“LATER THAN YOU THINK,” Part One Trying to come to terms with her husband’s legacy, Sara McKay wanders through countless realities looking for answers to one question: what are the choices that define her, and can she help right the infinite wrongs her husband set in motion? A new chapter in BLACK SCIENCE beings here!

COPPERHEAD #19

STORY: SCOTT GODLEWSKI, JAY FAERBER
ART / COVER: SCOTT GODLEWSKI, RON RILEY

MAY 30 / 32 PAGES / FC / T+ / $3.99

Co-creator SCOTT GODLEWSKI returns! The natives are getting restless….

CRUDE #2

STORY: STEVE ORLANDO
ART / COVER: GARRY BROWN, LEE LOUGHRIDGE

MAY 16 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.99

The refinery city of Blackstone is the new Russian frontier, stinking of oil, but offering money and sexual freedom to those brave enough to live there. Piotr Petrovich has come for revenge, to hunt his son’s killer. But what he finds is the most brutal fight of his life.

CURSE WORDS #14

STORY: CHARLES SOULE
ART / COVER: RYAN BROWNE
VARIANT COVER: DANIEL WARREN JOHNSON

MAY 16 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.99

“THE HOLE DAMNED WORLD,” Part Four WAR! Battle erupts in the Hole World as we see the fearsome capabilities of the fearsome warriors of the fearsome Tiger Tribe. Sizzajee’s crew of evil wizards is down to only four members—will they be able to successfully defend his realm? ALSO: Wizord and Ruby Stitch continue their search for Margaret, and Jacques Zacques goes batty.

CYBER FORCE (2018) #3

STORY: MATT HAWKINS, BRYAN HILL
ART / COVER: ATILIO ROJO

MAY 30 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.99

Who is the mother of artificial intelligence? The reimagining of CYBER FORCE continues as the origins of the “Aphrodite Project” are revealed…along with the dark intentions of the group that helped create her.

DAYS OF HATE #5 (OF 12)

STORY: ALES KOT
ART: DANIJEL ZEZELJ
COVER: DANIJEL ZEZELJ, TOM MULLER

MAY 23 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.99

This country was always at war.

THE DEAD HAND #2

STORY: KYLE HIGGINS
ART / COVER: STEPHEN MOONEY, JORDIE BELLAIRE

MAY 16 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.99

“COLD WAR RELICS,” Part Two Mountain View’s secrets continue to unspool, even as Carter and Renae fight to protect Roger from the outside world…with deadly consequences.

DEADLY CLASS #34

STORY: RICK REMENDER
ART / COVER: WES CRAIG
VARIANT COVER: RORY HENSLEY

MAY 09 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.99

“LOVE LIKE BLOOD,” Part Three Death gets its fill in Mexico, as Marcus and Victor finally square off. Who will get the revenge they thirst for, and what will be left of the other when they do?

DEATH OF LOVE #4 (OF 5)

STORY: JUSTIN JORDAN
ART / COVER: DONAL DELAY, OMAR ESTÉVEZ

MAY 16 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.99

Philo, Bob, and Zoe are on the run from the Cupidae. They have a plan, kind of, but the solution might be way worse than the problem.

DESCENDER #30

STORY: JEFF LEMIRE
ART / COVER / VARIANT COVER: DUSTIN NGUYEN

MAY 23 / 32 PAGES / FC / T+ / $3.99

“THE END OF THE UNIVERSE,” Part Two Is this really the end? Tim-21 is delivered to the enemy and betrayed by one of his closest allies. But nothing can prepare the universe for what comes next as King S’Lok returns and does the unthinkable. Meanwhile, Queen Between and Andy face a betrayal of their own, with Bandit hanging in the balance.

DRY COUNTY #3

STORY / ART / COVER: RICH TOMMASO

MAY 16 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.99

PART THREE Lou employs a new gag-writing technique and a teenage groupie to try and track down Janet.

ELSEWHERE #7

STORY: JAY FAERBER
ART / COVER: SUMEYYE KESGIN, RON RILEY

MAY 02 / 32 PAGES / FC / T / $3.99

After suffering a massive setback, Amelia Earhart and D.B. Cooper push forward in their quest to reach the portal that will take them back to Earth.

ETERNAL EMPIRE #9

STORY: SARAH VAUGHN, JONATHAN LUNA
ART / COVER: JONATHAN LUNA

MAY 16 / 32 PAGES / FC / T+ / $3.99

In this penultimate issue, Rion and Tair find themselves separated, trapped, and without hope just as the Suns begin to align.

EXTREMITY, VOL. 2: WARRIOR TP

STORY: DANIEL WARREN JOHNSON
ART / COVER: DANIEL WARREN JOHNSON, MIKE SPICER

MAY 02 / 144 PAGES / FC / T+ / $16.99

The Paznina take desperate measures to finish their war against the Roto…a war that will draw Thea and Rollo back into it—no matter how much death and heartbreak it promises. Collects EXTREMITY #7-12

THE FURTHER ADVENTURES OF NICK WILSON #5 (OF 5)

STORY: EDDIE GORODETSKY, MARC ANDREYKO
ART: STEVE SADOWSKI
COVER: PETE WOODS
VARIANT COVER: IAN CHURCHILL

MAY 16 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.99

The big day is finally here: the grand opening of the Nick Wilson Experience! But where is Nick? Will Clive get his greatest victory? Will Jane find love? Will Nick find Coco? Will Xavier knock that smug grin off Darryl’s face? So many questions! ALL, and more, are answered in the final issue of this acclaimed miniseries!

GASOLINA #8

STORY: SEAN MACKIEWICZ
ART / COVER: NIKO WALTER, MAT LOPES

MAY 23 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.99

“AUTODEFENSAS” Amalia defends her home against intruders while Los Queridos’ monsters leave nothing but death and destruction throughout Veracruz.

GIDEON FALLS #3

STORY: JEFF LEMIRE
ART / COVER: ANDREA SORRENTINO
VARIANT COVER: GREG SMALLWOOD

MAY 16 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.99

The bestselling team of JEFF LEMIRE & ANDREA SORRENTINO (Old Man Logan, Green Arrow) unleash their most ambitious story to date with this complex and mesmerizing new supernatural mystery series. Norton gets closer to the secrets of the Black Barn as Fred discovers a grizzly new crime in Gideon Falls.

THE GRAVEDIGGERS UNION #6

STORY / ART: WES CRAIG
COVER: WES CRAIG, TOBY CYPRESS, NIKO GUARDIA
VARIANT COVER: MATT FORSYTHE

MAY 02 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.99

SECRETS OF THE SPACE-MONKEY REVEALED!!! Left on this planet millions of years ago by a long-vanished group of aliens, the Space-monkey is the key to the apocalypse. The only thing that can kill it is Morgan’s ancient blade, left on earth by a rival alien species. Now the Gravediggers are in a race against time to rescue the Space-monkey before the Black Temple can kill it, unleashing the Dark Gods and bringing about the end of mankind! Variant cover by MATT FORSYTHE (Adventure Time). Pinup by FAREL DALRYMPLE (POP GUN WAR).

HACK/SLASH RESURRECTION #7

STORY: TINI HOWARD
ART: CELOR, K. MICHAEL RUSSELL
COVER: TIM SEELEY
VARIANT COVER: REBEKAH ISAACS

MAY 30 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.99

“CAT AND DOG INVESTIGATIONS” Cat Curio and Pooch need Cassie and Vlad’s help with a case, and it’s fun to catch up with friends! The epic return a lot of you begged for. Enjoy it. This one’s a one-shot.

HIT-GIRL # 4

STORY: MARK MILLAR
ART: RICARDO LOPEZ ORTIZ
COVER: AMY REEDER
VARIANT COVER: AMY REEDER, MATTEO SCALERA

MAY 23 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.99

IT’S THE COLOMBIAN SHOWDOWN. In the bloody climax to her Colombian adventure, Hit-Girl makes her last stand against Palmira’s gang lords. She’s enslaved Mano as a sidekick, but will he finally crack and turn weapons on his own people? HIT-GIRL #4 is an action-packed gorefest—the bloodbath before Mindy sets off to her next destination.

IMAGE+ #9

APRIL 25 / 80 PAGES / FC / M / $1.99

The latest issue of IMAGE+ magazine invites you to the vanguard of creator-owned comics, where sequential art’s most passionate voices dive into their latest masterworks. Discover DEATH OR GLORY, RICK REMENDER (SEVEN TO ETERNITY, DEADLY CLASS) and BENGAL’s new ongoing series about a vice-filled road trip through the backroads of America. JOSEPH KEATINGE (SHUTTER) prepares FLAVOR, a delicious mystery about a walled city where food is scarce and chefs fierce, illustrated with dreamy finesse by WOOK JIN CLARK. BRIAN K. VAUGHAN and MARCOS MARTÍN also reveal the secrets behind BARRIER, their harrowing sci-fi exploration of immigration.

IMAGE+ overflows with exclusive interviews, art features, previews, and more, including another chapter of SCOTT SNYDER and JOCK’s horror reinvention, WYTCHES: BAD EGG. IMAGE+ is free with any purchase of Diamond’s Previews.

INFIDEL #3 (OF 5)

STORY: PORNSAK PICHETSHOTE
ART / COVER: AARON CAMPBELL, JOSÉ VILLARRUBIA
VARIANT COVER: ALINA URUSOV

MAY 16 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.99

Following last issue’s devastating events, the mysterious entities haunting Aisha’s home escalate their attacks. As the nightmare spreads to her friends and neighbors, the creatures expose their true natures and long-buried hatreds.

INVINCIBLE ULTIMATE COLLECTION 12 HC

STORY: ROBERT KIRKMAN
ART: RYAN OTTLEY, CORY WALKER, MARK MORALES, NATHAN FAIRBAIRN
COVER: RYAN OTTLEY, NATHAN FAIRBAIRN

MAY 16 / 336 PAGES / FC / T+ / $39.99

THE END OF ALL THINGS—the final INVINCIBLE story—is collected in one incredible volume. This mega story touches every corner of the Invincible Universe, and when it’s over…MARK GRAYSON’S STORY IS OVER. Every single story for the past 13 years has been leading up to this! Collects INVINCIBLE #133-144

ISOLA #2

STORY: BRENDEN FLETCHER, KARL KERSCHL
ART: KARL KERSCHL, MSASSYK
COVER: KARL KERSCHL

MAY 09 / 32 PAGES / FC / T+ / $3.99

With the hunting clans closing in, Captain Rook leads the Queen to a city in ruins on a desperate mission to resupply. Unbeknownst to them, however, a new danger awaits within the broken walls—someone with a connection to Rook’s past! Recommended for fans of Studio Ghibli and the work of HAYAO MIYAZAKI.

KICK-ASS # 4

STORY: MARK MILLAR
ART / COVER / VARIANT COVER: JOHN ROMITA JR.

MAY 16 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.99

KICK-ASS IS BACK! Patience is trapped while trying to bust a local gang operation and save an innocent man from torture. Surrounded by gangsters, armed with only her wits and combat training, she must fight her way out and get back to her family. With Violencia now hunting her, desperate for revenge, how long before the villains find out who’s under the mask?

KILL OR BE KILLED #19

STORY: ED BRUBAKER
ART: SEAN PHILLIPS, ELIZABETH BREITWEISER
COVER: SEAN PHILLIPS

MAY 30 / 40 PAGES / FC / M / $3.99

The fourth arc ends with a bang! If Dylan can’t get to the trouble, well…it’ll just come to him. Trapped in an insane asylum, Dylan fights for his life and whatever future he may have! And don’t forget, every issue of KILL OR BE KILLED contains extra back pages, articles, and art!

LAZARUS #28

STORY: GREG RUCKA
ART / COVER: MICHAEL LARK

MAY 23 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.99

“FRACTURE: PRELUDE,” CONCLUSION Jonah Carlyle is dead, and Jonah Ker has made a new life for himself on the edges of Bittner Territory. But as much as Jonah may have escaped his Family, he cannot escape the world his Family has made.

MAGE, VOL. 4: THE HERO DEFINED, BOOK TWO TP

STORY / ART / COVER: MATT WAGNER

MAY 16 / 200 PAGES / FC / T+ / $19.99

The fourth of six volumes collecting MATT WAGNER’s epic, modern-day fantasy trilogy, MAGE, BOOK TWO: THE HERO DEFINED continues the saga of the reborn Pendragon, Kevin Matchstick. Pursuing their common goal of confronting and defeating the world’s hidden supernatural threats, Kevin and his companions Joe Phat and Kirby Hero find themselves drawn northward by mystical forces they don’t understand. Trailed by the persistent but befuddled Wally Ut, Kevin finds himself tested by his assumptions of leadership and clarity of purpose. Still hidden from our heroes, dark and familiar forces conspire to drain Kevin’s own power…and turn it against him!

MONSTRESS #17

STORY: MARJORIE LIU
ART / COVER: SANA TAKEDA

MAY 23 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.99

The Known World is at the brink of war, and Pontus is being threatened by invasion. While her allies work to save the city, Maika battles old enemies—and the dark truths they bear.

MOONSHINE #10

STORY: BRIAN AZZARELLO
ART / COVER: EDUARDO RISSO
VARIANT COVER: GERARDO ZAFFINO

MAY 16 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.99

“MISERY TRAIN,” Part Four Lou Pirlo seems to have survived his brush with death…or maybe werewolves just CAN’T die…but the fellow convicts on Lou’s chain gang probably won’t be so lucky.

MOONSTRUCK #7

STORY: GRACE ELLIS
ART: SHAE BEAGLE, CAITLIN QUIRK
COVER: SHAE BEAGLE

MAY 16 / 32 PAGES / FC / E / $3.99

With one of their friends trapped in the fraternity house (darn fairies!), the mythical friends put aside their fear and seek the only person who can help them, at the scariest place in all of Blitheton: the mall. Meanwhile, Julie tries to work up the courage to let Selena into her heart.

MOTOR CRUSH, VOL. 2 TP

STORY: BRENDEN FLETCHER, CAMERON STEWART, BABS TARR
ART: CAMERON STEWART, BABS TARR
COVER: BABS TARR

MAY 30 / 160 PAGES / FC / T+ / $16.99

The acclaimed sci-fi action-adventure series MOTOR CRUSH is back for another heat! Two years have passed in Nova Honda, the racing capital of the world, and for Domino Swift, everything has turned upside down. How does she fit in a world without Crush? Collects MOTOR CRUSH #6-11

OBLIVION SONG BY KIRKMAN & DE FELICI #3

STORY: ROBERT KIRKMAN
ART: LORENZO DE FELICI, ANNALISA LEONI
COVER: LORENZO DE FELICI

MAY 09 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.99

Nathan Cole finds out that some of the people stranded in Oblivion don’t want to leave and will fight to the death in order to stay.

PORT OF EARTH #5

STORY: ZACK KAPLAN
ART / COVER: ANDREA MUTTI

MAY 09 / 32 PAGES / FC / T+ / $3.99

The rogue alien visitor who broke Port protocols now lies dead, and the Port of Earth is open again for business. As our Consortium business partners arrive on Earth for a secretive meeting, Earth Security Agent Rice and partner McIntyre, traumatized and broken, discover there’s an unresolved threat at the ESA HQ.

PRISM STALKER #3

STORY / ART: SLOANE LEONG
COVER: SLOANE LEONG, DARIUS OU

MAY 09 / 24 PAGES / FC / T / $2.99

Vep enters the world of pneumatic martial arts: combat focused on dismantling the resolve of an opponent, commanding their will, and dissolving their effect through your own volition. Vep soon realizes that power is artifice. Now, how to control it…?

RAT QUEENS VOL. 2 #10

STORY: KURTIS J. WIEBE
ART / COVER: OWEN GIENI
VARIANT COVER: JOSEPH MICHAEL LINSNER

MAY 16 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.99

“THE COLOSSAL MAGIC NOTHING,” Part Five With all of her friends gone, Betty must confront the reality wizard alone. The past, present, and future collide in a magic maelstrom, and in the battered ruins, a shocking truth is uncovered!

THE REALM #6

STORY: SETH M. PECK
ART: JEREMY HAUN
COVER: JEREMY HAUN, NICK FILARDI
VARIANT COVER: MING DOYLE

MAY 30 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.99

After the traumatic events of last issue, Rook and Ben embark on a desperate hunt for their enemies, unaware that something else is hunting them as well.

REBORN TP

STORY: MARK MILLAR
ART / COVER: GREG CAPULLO, JONATHAN GLAPION, FCO PLASCENCIA

MAY 02 / 176 PAGES / FC / M / $16.99

The MILLAR-CAPULLO smash-hit sellout REBORN is here. Where do you go when you die? Not heaven or hell; somewhere else. Somewhere you have to fight to survive. Somewhere the people from the past are waiting for you—the good and the bad. Collects REBORN #1-6

REDNECK, VOL. 2: THE EYES UPON YOU TP

STORY: DONNY CATES
ART / COVER: LISANDRO ESTHERREN, DEE CUNNIFFE

MAY 23 / 128 PAGES / FC / M / $16.99

After leaving Sulphur Springs behind in a bloody hurry, the Bowmans are lying low from the law with a new member of the family in tow. But there are rules to being a vampire…and when the rules are broken, the family will surely suffer…. Collects REDNECK #7-12

REGRESSION #10

STORY: CULLEN BUNN
ART: DANNY LUCKERT, MARIE ENGER
COVER: DANNY LUCKERT

MAY 23 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.99

Time is an illusion, and the walls constructed by our own perceptions are starting to crumble. Molly and Anton have learned the shocking truth of their own past lives, and these truths may lead them to Adrian’s captors. But Adrian might be beyond help. As his reality begins to crumble, the fiendish Gregory Sutter lives once more. Could salvation lie not in a past-life regression, but in a future-life PROgression?

ROSE #11

STORY: MEREDITH FINCH
ART / COVER: IG GUARA
VARIANT COVER: LOOPYDAVE, SABINE RICH, VICENTE CIFUENTES

MAY 09 / 32 PAGES / FC / T / $3.99

“ROSE,” Part Five Ila, Felix, and Artus have escaped Drucilla’s dungeons and are desperately searching for our young heroine to warn her of Thorne’s capture. With a deeper understanding of her powers, Rose embarks on her most dangerous quest yet—her inevitable confrontation with Drucilla! And the life of Thorne, her khat, is on the line! The fate of Ttereve and its people depends on her success in the next exciting chapter of ROSE.

ROYAL CITY #11

STORY / ART / COVER: JEFF LEMIRE

MAY 30 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.99

“WE ALL FLOAT ON,” Part One A brand-new storyline of JEFF LEMIRE’s acclaimed series kicks off as the Pike family rallies around their newest surprise member, but Richie sets off on a dark path that can only end in tragedy.

SAGA #52

STORY: BRIAN K. VAUGHAN
ART / COVER: FIONA STAPLES

MAY 30 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $2.99

Danger approaches.

SAVAGE DRAGON #234

STORY / ART / COVER: ERIK LARSEN

MAY 02 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.99

“GHOSTS FROM THE PAST” Malcolm Dragon heads into Dimension-X on a rescue mission to save Angel Murphy, and he comes face to face with an evil alternate-reality version of his own mother: Rapture! Another outstanding achievement from award-winning writer/artist ERIK LARSEN!

SCALES & SCOUNDRELS #9

STORY: SEBASTIAN GIRNER
ART / COVER: GALAAD

MAY 02 / 32 PAGES / FC / E / $3.99

A very special issue of SCALES & SCOUNDRELS about longing, loneliness, and a song from the sea.

SKYWARD #2

STORY: JOE HENDERSON
ART: LEE GARBETT, ANTONIO FABELA
COVER: LEE GARBETT

MAY 23 / 32 PAGES / FC / T / $3.99

“MY LOW-G LIFE,” Part Two Willa’s Dad claims he knows how to fix the world. Willa thinks he’s a crazy old man. The truth lies down on the Streets, where the rich live, staying as far away from the deadly sky as possible. There they use the latest technology to pretend G-day never happened. And Willa quickly discovers they aren’t friendly to outsiders….

SLEEPLESS #6

STORY: SARAH VAUGHN
ART / COVER: LEILA DEL DUCA, ALISSA SALLAH

MAY 09 / 32 PAGES / FC / T / $3.99

After Poppy’s hopes are dashed, Cyrenic makes a drastic decision that changes everything.

SNOTGIRL, VOL. 2: CALIFORNIA SCREAMING TP

STORY: BRYAN LEE O’MALLEY, LESLIE HUNG
ART / COVER: LESLIE HUNG

MAY 23 / 136 PAGES / FC / T+ / $15.99

Lottie Person is a glamorous fashion blogger living her best life in L.A.—at least that’s what she wants you to think. CALIFORNIA SCREAMING finds Lottie putting the past behind her and trying to make the best of a bad situation—her life! Lottie’s new bestie is an emotional roller coaster: first she died, and then she killed someone. Who will Caroline hurt next, and what is her brother Virgil doing here? What secret is Detective John Cho seeking in the desert? Why did Cutegirl ghost her sister? Is Normgirl really going to marry Ashley? And what in god’s name did Sunny ever see in Charlene? These questions and many others may possibly be answered in SNOTGIRL, VOL. 2: CALIFORNIA SCREAMING! IGN calls SNOTGIRL “Fresh and different!” and says “its sheer weirdness, creativity, and heart will appeal to fans of Scott Pilgrim and Seconds!” Collects SNOTGIRL #6-10

SPAWN #286

STORY: TODD MCFARLANE
ART: JASON SHAWN ALEXANDER
COVER / VARIANT COVER: TODD MCFARLANE, JOHN GIANG

MAY 30 / 32 PAGES / FC / T / $2.99

On the trail to find his wife’s killer, Spawn plants the seeds that will lead him to the mysterious murderer!

THROWAWAYS, VOL. 3 TP

STORY: CAITLIN KITTREDGE
ART / COVER: STEVEN SANDERS

MAY 23 / 136 PAGES / FC / M / $16.99

As ULTRA’s election machinations enter their final phase, Dean and Abby couldn’t be further from stopping them—Dean is in a psych ward, Abby is on the run, and Kimiko can’t help either of them. But after months of Ostrander and ULTRA being one step ahead, Dean finally gets an ace up his sleeve against Ostrander’s brainwashed Alpha subjects…but playing it will destroy Abby’s life as she knows it. Collects THROWAWAYS #10-14

VS #4

STORY: IVAN BRANDON
ART / COVER: ESAD RIBIC
VARIANT COVER: ESAD RIBIC, TOM MULLER

MAY 09 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.99

Satta Flynn’s refusal to lay down and die drives the omnipotent systems that rule humanity to make a drastic decision. The nail that sticks out gets hammered down, but what if the hammer breaks the whole world at the same time?

THE WALKING DEAD #179

STORY: ROBERT KIRKMAN
ART: CHARLIE ADLARD, STEFANO GAUDIANO, CLIFF RATHBURN
COVER: CHARLIE ADLARD, DAVE STEWART
VARIANT COVER: BILL SIENKIEWICZ

MAY 02 / 32 PAGES / BW / M / $3.99

“NEW WORLD ORDER,” Part Five The journey home. There’s nothing worse than returning with fewer people than you left with.

THE WICKED + THE DIVINE #36

STORY: KIERON GILLEN
ART / COVER: JAMIE MCKELVIE, MATT WILSON
VARIANT COVER: BABS TARR

MAY 02 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.99

“MOTHERING INVENTION,” Part Three One day we’ll reveal a happy secret, like a Secret Santa, but not today.

WITCHBLADE (2017) #6

STORY: CAITLIN KITTREDGE
ART / COVER: ROBERTA INGRANATA

MAY 02 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.99

“LIFE AFTER,” Part Six Alex Underwood has survived dying, demons, and the perils of hosting the Witchblade, but as she finally confronts the true extent of the demonic forces influencing the NYPD, her enemies, and even those closest to her, she knows this may be a battle she won’t survive.

YOUNGBLOOD #12

STORY: CHAD BOWERS
ART / COVER: JIM TOWE
VARIANT COVER: ROB LIEFELD

MAY 09 / 32 PAGES / FC / T+ / $3.99

“REINFORCEMENTS,” Part One When a forgotten small town suddenly reappears in Middle America, the man responsible for its return demands an audience with Youngbloods past, present…and FUTURE?

YOUNGBLOOD, VOL. 2: REBRANDED TP

STORY: CHAD BOWERS
ART: JIM TOWE, JUAN RODRÍGUEZ
COVER: JIM TOWE

MAY 09 / 112 PAGES / FC / T+ / $14.99

Gear up for the next electrifying chapter in the rebirth of ROB LIEFELD’s Extreme Universe! Mission accomplished. Now what? Following the events of “REBORN,” the new Youngblood team relocates to Japan in search of a fresh start and a sense of purpose. Meanwhile, personal and political ideologies collide back in the states, as President Diehard risks everything to spin America’s renewed interest in all things Youngblood to his advantage. Find out why fans and critics alike are calling YOUNGBLOOD “the best new team book around!” Collects YOUNGBLOOD #7-11

 

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X-O MANOWAR #12 preview

First Comics News - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 20:47

X-O MANOWAR (2017) #12
Written by MATT KINDT
Art by RYAN BODENHEIM
Cover A by LEWIS LAROSA (DEC171915)
Cover B by GIUSEPPE CAMUNCOLI (DEC171916)
Interlocking Variant by ARIEL OLIVETTI (DEC171917)
X-O Manowar Icon Variant by BEN OLIVER (DEC171918)
Pre-Order Edition by RYAN BODENHEIM (OCT171928)

Behold the untamed fury of Earth’s last Visigoth!

Left for dead by a mercenary band of bounty hunters far more twisted and devious than any enemy he’s faced before, Aric of Dacia has managed to cling to life…and a thirst for revenge. Now, his campaign of retribution against those who have wronged him can begin in full force…and, when the dust settles, the alien world of Gorin will rue the day it ever brought the savage sword of X-O Manowar crashing down upon it…

From the minds of master storyteller Matt Kindt (ETERNITY, Dept. H) and astonishing artist Ryan Bodenheim (The Dying & The Dead), the sci-fi comics juggernaut of 2018 reaches a pounding crescendo as “VISIGOTH” launches Valiant’s iconic hero into an intergalactic battle of will and wanton ferocity!

$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On Sale FEBRUARY 28th

           

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Marvel Announces BLACK PANTHER #1

First Comics News - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 20:46

Featuring an all-new creative team and all-new direction!

 

New York, NY—February 21, 2018—New creative teams. New series. New directions. New beginnings. It all kicks off this May with BLACK PANTHER #1!

 

“Over the next couple of weeks, we’ll be rolling out new beginnings for a few of our key franchises—new creative teams, new starting points, new storylines—all the big stuff that we’ve been building towards since LEGACY began,” said SVP and Executive Editor Tom Brevoort. “This isn’t a clearing of the slate—while these new starts will kick off with new #1s, we’ll be maintaining the classic LEGACY issue counts as dual numbering on these titles as well. Oh, and don’t read anything into not seeing a character on the Jim Cheung piece…we can only squeeze so many characters onto there without killing poor Jim!”

 

 

BLACK PANTHER #1

Written by TA-NEHISI COATES

Art and Cover by DANIEL ACUNA

On Sale 5/23/18

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JOSS WHEDON AND CHRISTOS GAGE BRING A RECKONING FOR “BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER”

First Comics News - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 20:42

Buffy, Fray, and Friends Face the Future in Season 12

MILWAUKIE, Ore., (February 21, 2018)—Dark Horse is proud to announce the return of Joss Whedon (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel, Serenity) and Christos Gage (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel & Faith, Amazing Spider-Man, Daredevil, Avengers Academy) to unite the Buffyverse for a battle-filled four-issue series Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 12: The Reckoning this June! Buffyverse alumnus artist Georges Jeanty (Serenity, Buffy the Vampire Slayer) also returns to lend his illustrative skills to the next installment.

Following the world-altering finale of Season 11, Buffy and the Scoobies have had a laid-back year in the saving-the-world department. But as they’ve learned over their years of fighting the forces of darkness and thwarting many an apocalypse, nothing stays quiet for long. When Dawn and Xander’s housewarming party is crashed by some familiar faces with news of an amassing force that must be reckoned with—Wolfram & Hart, a legion of demons, and Harth, a vampire from the future—Buffy finds herself in a time warp that could alter the fate of the world and could spell the end for Buffy, her friends, and the Slayers, forever.

This action-packed miniseries reunites the Buffyverse with the return of Angel, Faith, Illyria, and Fray, the Slayer from the future!

Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 12: The Reckoning #1 (of four) goes on sale June 20, 2018, and boasts three beautiful variant covers by Stephanie Hans, Georges Jeanty with Karl Story and Dan Jackson, and Karl Moline. The first issue will be available for preorder at your local comic shop in March.

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IMAGE EXPO 2018 ANNOUNCEMENTS REVEALED

First Comics News - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 20:37

PORTLAND, OR, 02/21/2018 — The Image Expo keynote address, given by Publisher Eric Stephenson, reflected upon soaring sales increases over the course of 2017 for Image Comics and revealed the following new creator-owned project announcements for 2018. The keynote and announcements streamed live for the first time on Twitch.tv/ImageComics.

BLACKBIRD by Sam Humphries & Jen Bartel
Sam Humphries (Nightwing, Green Lantern) and Jen Bartel team up to co-create BLACKBIRD a modern fantasy story best described as Harry Potter meets Riverdale. It follows a young woman named Nina who discovers a neon-lit world of magic masters in Los Angeles. Now they’ve kidnapped her sister, and Nina is the only one who can save her.

“BLACKBIRD is a labor of love, a coming of age story and beautiful people doing insane things with magic,” said Humphries.

The series launches from Image Comics in October 2018.

Rob Liefeld’S BLOODSTRIKE will feature story, art, and cover by Michel Fiffe
Michel Fiffe will write, draw, and color three exciting new issues of BLOODSTRIKE. The Fiffe issues will also feature two back-up stories by Chuck Forsman and Paul Maybury with pin-ups by Ed Piskor, Benjamin Marra, Andrew Maclean, and more!

In Michel Fiffe’s BLOODSTRIKE: BRUTALISTS, the creator of the indie hit COPRA shines a light on Image’s most extreme series and its groundbreaking carnage. Whether it’s the origin of our favorite undead strikeforce or solving the trail of mysteries that plague them, this mini-series picks up where the original title left off while introducing the concept to a new audience. Celebrate Bloodstrike’s take-no-prisoners legacy by looking forward as only the new wave of comic-auteurs can! Don’t “rub the blood”…drown in it.

CROWDED by Christopher Sebela, Ted Brandt, Ro Stein & Triona Farrell
Sebela took to the stage and announced two new books today, one of which was CROWDED, which he’s co-created with Ted Brandt and Ro Stein—a cynical send-up of the app economy and online grudges.

“Josh and I have been working on this book for a few years now in secret,” said Sebela. “Just waiting for the chance to unleash it on readers and we’re kinda freaking out that this thing we’ve put so much time and sweat into is really real and really good.”

In CROWDED, a platform called Reapr allows anyone to crowdfund assassination attempts. The parody ignites when protagonist Charlie Ellison is forced to fend off a wave of hitmen with the help of a low-rate bodyguard.

The series launches in Summer 2018.

DEAD GUY FAN CLUB by Annie Wu 
Annie Wu introduced fans to the forthcoming DEAD GUY FAN CLUB. In this new series, the founders of a rock star’s fan club reunite in adulthood to investigate the suspicious death of their hero and the involvement of an unhinged member of their old flock.

“I’m thrilled to be writing and illustrating a new series,” said Wu. “I can’t wait to share this weird little black comedy with everyone.”

The series launches from Image Comics in Fall 2018.

DEAD RABBIT by Gerry Duggan & John McCrea
DEAD RABBIT is a new ongoing series from writer Gerry Duggan (Deadpool) and artist John McCrea (Hitman) team up with colorist Mike Spicer in a rackous series about MARTIN DOBBS, a hot-tempered, foul-mouthed former mercenary and gun-for-hire who’s forced out of retirement with predictably funny and violent results. With shades of UNFORGIVEN, THE EQUALIZER and ROBIN HOOD.

“Gerry Duggan! John McCrea! The peaches and cream of comics—though I’m not sure who’s the peach…,” said McCrea. “Anyway, this comic has Gerry’s and my heart and soul poured into it, pick it up, you will love yourself forever for doing so…”

The series launches from Image Comics in Summer 2018.

DEATH OR GLORY by Rick Remender & Bengal
Fan favorite Rick Remender (SEVEN TO ETERNITY, DEADLY CLASS) teams up with brilliant French superstar Bengal to bring fans a high speed convoy crime thriller rocketing across the American West that examines our dwindling freedoms and the price paid by those who fight for an untethered life on the open road.

Meet Glory, raised free in a convoy, off the grid, amid the last men and women truckers fighting automation to continue living the American mythology of the open road.

Now, in order to pay for her beloved, dying Father’s surgery, Glory has three days to pull off a four dangerous cross country heists with mob killers, crooked cops and a psycho ex-husband all out to bring her in or die trying.

“Rick and I have been preparing something for years now, it was a privilege to get to work with him, and an even greater one to take the time to develop something together,” Bengal. “I’m very proud to finally present what we’ve been cooking! I hope readers will enjoy this story as much as we loved doing those pages.”

The series launches from Image Comics in May 2018.

ECHOLANDS by J.H. Williams & Haden Blackman
J.H. Williams (Sandman: Overture, Batwoman) and Haden Blackman (Elektra, Batwoman) team up with colorist Dave Stewart and letterer Todd Klein for an all-new mythic fiction genre mash-up series in ECHOLANDS, a tale where the last war on Earth starts with Hope’s sticky fingers…

“ECHOLANDS has been in development for years, bubbling in the background as we worked on other projects,” said Blackman. “But it’s a world and a cast of characters that has always drawn us back, and we’re so grateful to be able to finally get the book out into the world.”

On a world that has forgotten its own history, the key to excavating the past is in the hands of a young thief who must escape a vengeful wizard and his unstoppable golem.

The series will be coming soon from Image Comics.

FARMHAND by Rob Guillory
Rob Guillory (CHEW) returns to both write and draw an all-new series in, FARMHAND.

FARMHAND follows Ezekiel Jenkins, a family man and new agrarian who returns to his family fields—but these nightmarish crops give a new meaning to ear of corn and fingerling potatoes.

“This is a story that’s been very near and dear to me for quite some time, and I’m absolutely thrilled to finally announce it,” said Guillory. “I can’t wait to introduce readers to the wonderful and horrific world of FARMHAND.”

FARMHAND launches from Image Comics in July 2018.

JOOK JOINT by Tee Franklin & Maria Nguyen 
Fresh off the buzz for BINGO LOVE’s release on Valentine’s Day, Franklin took to the stage to announce a new project with Image Comics—JOOK JOINT—with Maria Nguyen.

JOOK JOINT is a 5-issue time-period horror miniseries about a brothel/jazz club exposing the social evils of racism, rape, domestic violence, and inequality.

Because of its subject matter, JOOK JOINT is set to launch in October 2018, in time for Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Franklin and Nguyen will work with Image Comics on coordinating special charity variants to benefit Joyful Heart, a non-profit founded by Mariska Hargitay which places focus on healing, education and advocacy.

“As a domestic violence survivor, this is a story I’ve been working on for years. It’s been extremely cathartic and therapeutic. It was important for me to have an artist who understood what JOOK JOINT meant to me, before inviting them to embark on this journey with me,” said Franklin. “I appreciate that Image Comics has allowed me to tackle this subject matter, in addition to working with us on charity variants for Mariska Hargitay’s Healing Heart foundation. I now have an opportunity to use my talents to help survivors like myself. People have helped me when I was going through a rough time in my life and now I want to give back.”

THE LAST SIEGE by Landry Q. Walker & Justin Greenwood
Bestselling creators Landry Q. Walker (DANGER CLUB, Supergirl Cosmic Adventures in the 8th Grade) and Justin Greenwood (THE FUSE, Stumptown) team up for an all-new, ongoing medieval war story, inspired by the storytelling structure of classic Spaghetti Westerns.

“For years I have wanted to tell a medieval war story, one that pulls away from the fantasy elements the genre is so often saddled with,” said Walker. “Swords, castles, and rage, all in a world where life is cheap. No other frills or distractions. Seeing this book come to print is a moment I have looked forward to for a long, long time.”

Greenwood added: “Fast, gritty and full of action—I’d been looking for a book to really cut loose on and this project came along at the perfect time. I haven’t drawn this much dirt or blood in a long time and loving every minute of it.”

The series launches from Image Comics in Summer 2018.

LEVIATHAN by John Layman, Nick Pitarra, & Mike Garland 
Eisner-award winning, New York Times bestselling writer John Layman (CHEW) is back, teaming up with New York Times bestselling artist Nick Pitarra (THE MANHATTAN PROJECTS) and colorist extraordinaire Mike Garland in the all new, ongoing series—that’s Godzilla by way of black magic—in LEVIATHAN.

In LEVIATHAN, a group millennials try to do a black magic ritual for laughs and end up summoning a demonic giant monster determined to kill them all.

LEVIATHAN is coming this summer to Image Comics.

TODD MCFARLANE ANNOUNCES FIVE NEW PROJECTS
Todd McFarlane, President of Image Comics and creator of SPAWN, took to the stage today to announce  five new comic projects. The timing of these come on the heels of his upcoming directorial debut for the new SPAWN feature film. The movie will be in production by late spring so these comics will hit shelf just as the SPAWN movie is getting wide publicity across multiple platforms.

To help retailers take advantage of the upcoming SPAWN news buzz he announced the five projects below:

1) MEDIEVAL SPAWN and WITCHBLADE crossover miniseries
This May release is a re-teaming of two of Image’s most popular original characters.
The new mini-series is written by Brian Holguin with art by Brian Haberlin with 32 full pages of story and art will also feature a special augmented reality cover for only $2.99.

Fan favorites Spawn and Witchblade together for the first time in two decades!

2) SPAWN KILLS EVERYONE 2 (mini-series)
Due to the wonderful success of the one-shot, Todd McFarlane is creating along with Will Robson a four part mini-series that has our childish Spawn giving birth to hundreds of smaller Spawn babies who take his “kill list” and try to help out their new father.

3) MISERY (new ongoing monthly series)
In the wake of the #MeToo scandals arises a teenage hero who is tired of being pushed around and abused by the actions of others. This new character, MISERY, will help out those innocent people who have been victimized by the evil that is spread across the entire planet.

Stories will go global as Misery tries to discover exactly how to control her powers and how to make others feel her…misery.

4) SPAWN (on-going monthly title)
Comic Industry’s longest running independent title continues its march towards its 300th issue as well as tying into the upcoming movie that McFarlane is writing and directing with Jason Blum and his Blumhouse Productions.

The comic Spawn is setting the stage to flush out some of his biggest enemies that he has locked on earth. He will come face to face with the Clown, Overt-Kill and an all-new Violator.

5) SAM and TWITCH True Detectives (8 part mini-series)
Detective “Twitch” Williams will be the main focus in the new full length film about to go into production and he will be introduce to a whole new audience with his appearance in the SPAWN film.

All eight issues have already been completed and will be released close to the film’s announcement and trailers. Much like THE WALKING DEAD, new viewers will be drawn to the stories and characters they will be seeing on the big screen and also a potential new TV series.

NETFLIX’S MILLARWORLD TITLES LAUNCH WITH THE MAGIC ORDER
Comics titan Mark Millar (KINGSMAN: THE SECRET SERVICE, KICK-ASS, HIT-GIRL, JUPITER’S LEGACY) announced that Netflix’s forthcoming Millarworld titles will be published by Image Comics, beginning with his first new project, THE MAGIC ORDER. THE MAGIC ORDER will feature art by Olivier Coipel (Amazing Spider-Man, Thor) and is planned as a six-issue miniseries.

We live in a world where we’ve never seen a monster, and The Magic Order is the reason we sleep safely in our beds. Magic meets the Mob in THE MAGIC ORDER as five families of magicians—sworn to protect our world for generations—must battle an enemy who’s picking them off one by one. By day, they live among us as our neighbors, friends and co-workers, but by night they are the sorcerers, magicians and wizards that protect us from the forces of darkness…unless the darkness gets them first.

The series will launch from Image Comics in Summer 2018.

OBLIVION SONG by Robert Kirkman and Lorenzo De Felici
Image Comics partner Robert Kirkman (THE WALKING DEAD, OUTCAST BY KIRKMAN & AZACETA) took to the stage to show off the OBLIVION SONG #1 trailer for a sneak peek at what’s in store for fans on Wednesday, March 7th when the new series hits stores.

PROXIMA CENTAURI by Farel Dalrymple 
Farel Dalrymple returns with an all-new, six-issue miniseries full of psychedelic-science-fantasy-action drama in PROXIMA CENTAURI.

PROXIMA CENTAURI follows the teenage adventurer Sherwood Presley Breadcoat, “The Scientist” Duke Herzog, Dr. EXT the Time Traveller, M. Parasol, Shakey the Space Wizard, and Dhog Dahog. Sherwood is looking for escape from the spectral dimensional space zone and a way back to earth and his brother.

The miniseries will launch in June 2018.

THE RED HOOK, Vol 1: NEW BROOKLYN by Dean Haspiel 
Emmy and Ringo Award winner Dean Haspiel brings THE RED HOOK to print for the first time.

The Red Hook is a super-thief who is bequeathed the Omni-Fist of altruism and is transformed into a superhero against his will or he will die a year after a sentient Brooklyn’s heart is broken and physically secedes from America to form New Brooklyn.

The graphic novel will hit stores in June 2018.

SHANGHAI RED by Christopher Sebela & Joshua Hixon
Christopher Sebela and Joshua Hixson team up for a turn of the century revenge thriller SHANGHAI READ, a story that stretches from the deck of a boat outside Shanghai to the bleak streets (and the secret tunnels beneath them) of Portland, Oregon. A violent journey of vengeance, identity and family.

“Josh and I have been working on this book for a few years now in secret, just waiting for the chance to unleash it on readers and we’re kinda freaking out that this thing we’ve put so much time and sweat into is really real and really good,” said Sebela.

The series launches from Image Comics in June 2018.

SON OF HITLER OGN by Anthony Del Col & Jeff McComsey
Acclaimed writer ANTHONY DEL COL (Assassin’s Creed, Kill Shakespeare), New York Times bestselling cartoonist JEFF McCOMSEY (FUBAR), and newcomer GEOFF MOORE come together for an action-packed, original graphic novel, SON OF HITLER.

The never-before-told story of Adolf Hitler’s secret child and how this son was the key to ending World War II is now revealed in this audacious graphic novel based upon one of history’s most intriguing rumors.

“Like any top secret mission, SON OF HITLER involved meticulous planning, maps, secret meetings and the twisting of arms,” said Del Col. “So now that our mission has finally been revealed we can get around to the execution of it. And by execution, I mean the planned execution of Adolf Hitler.”

In 1943 Nazi-occupied France a rogue British S.O.E. agent recruits a young baker’s assistant for a dangerous mission by sharing with him a revelation no one would ever want to hear: he is the biological son of Adolf Hitler.

The original graphic novel will hit stores in May 2018.

UNNATURAL by Mirka Andolfo 
Mirka Andolfo brings hit Italian comic title, Contro Natura, to Image Comics in an English translated fantasy erotica title, UNNATURAL.

Leslie is a simple pig girl, she loves sushi and she is trapped in a job that she hates. She lives with Trish, her best friend. In her world, which is full of anthropomorphic creatures, the government interferes in the personal lives of its citizens, up to the point of allowing only relationships between individuals of the same race. The transgressors are punished. They are accused of being… unnatural! Leslie dreams of something different for herself. But these dreams are becoming dangerous, especially because they feature a mysterious wolf. And, when she wakes up, she thinks that she is being watched…

The series will launch in July 2018.

THE WEATHERMAN by Jody LeHeup & Nathan Fox
Writer Jody LeHeup (SHIRTLESS BEAR-FIGHTER), Eisner Award-nominated artist Nathan Fox (DMZ, HAUNT, Dark Reign: Zodiac), and Eisner Award-winning colorist Dave Stewart (Hellboy, RUMBLE) merge to form an unstoppable sci-fi tour de force with THE WEATHERMAN!

Local weatherman and fun-loving amnesiac Nathan Bright was just a normal guy living the good life on terraformed Mars. But the past Nathan didn’t know he had comes back to murder him when he’s accused of carrying out the worst terrorist attack in human history—an event that wiped out nearly the entire population of Earth.

Confused, terrified, and ill-prepared for life as the galaxy’s most wanted man, Nathan’s fate lies in the hands of Amanda Cross, the disavowed government agent assigned to his case. Together the unlikely duo will have to rely on each other as they battle their way through the solar system in search of the truth buried in Nathan’s lost memory…and the key to stopping the real enemy from carrying out a second extinction-level attack.

“Series artist Nathan Fox’s work on THE WEATHERMAN will hit you like a bolt of lightning,” said LeHeup. “Vicious and vital, it’s high energy for even higher stakes. There simply aren’t comics more beautiful than this.”

Fox added: “Before I even finished Jody’s first script  I knew I had to tell this story. THE WEATHERMAN is one of the most inspired, relevant, and human stories I’ve ever had the privilege of contributing to and I absolutely cannot wait for people to read it.”

A full-throttle, widescreen, science fiction epic about the damage we do in the name of justice and what it truly means to be redeemed…

The series will launch in June 2018.

WHAT’S THE FURTHEST PLACE FROM HERE? by Matthew Rosenberg & Tyler Boss
The critically-acclaimed, breakout creative team behind 4 KIDS WALK INTO A BANK, Tyler Boss & Matthew Rosenberg come to Image Comics for an new series, WHAT’S THE FURTHEST PLACE FROM HERE?

“I’m really excited to be making my Image Comics debut with a book that is very personal to me,” said Rosenberg. “And I’m thrilled to do it with Tyler, who I can barely tolerate as a person, but is a brilliant artist and collaborator. Together we’re working to make a book that we hope will impact people the same way so many of our favorite comics have impacted us over the years.”

WHAT’S THE FURTHEST PLACE FROM HERE? tells the story of a gang of young punks getting lost in the wasteland of America. After their youngest member disappears their quest to find her may put them in a fight to survive against the most deadly terrain, the most dangerous gangs, and maybe even each other. Or maybe not. Either way they’re going to find out how the world ended.

Boss added: “The story and world Matthew and myself have built is dense and (hopefully) exciting. I’ve never felt more creatively charged and I’ve been putting that energy into every page. I hope that old man Rosenberg can keep up.”

It launches in November 2018.

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IDW COMICS MAY 2018 SOLICITATIONS

First Comics News - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 20:35
Star Trek: The Next Generation: Through The Mirror #1—Cover A: J.K. Woodward—GEM OF THE MONTH
  • Scott Tipton & David Tipton (w) • Chris Johnson, J.K. Woodward (a) • J.K. Woodward (c)
  • Because you demanded it! Following up the smash-hit miniseries MIRROR BROKEN, the Mirror Universe Next Generation crew is looking for new worlds to conquer, and they’re crossing over to the Prime Star Trek Universe to find them!
  • Also in each issue: Just how did the Mirror Universe crew find their way to ours, and what does Emperor Spock have to do with it? Backup stories every issue illustrated by MIRROR BROKEN co-creator J.K. Woodward!
  • FC • 32 pages • $3.99
Star Trek: The Next Generation: Through The Mirror #1—Cover B: Chris Johnson—GEM OF THE MONTH
  • Scott Tipton & David Tipton (w) • Chris Johnson, J.K. Woodward (a) Chris Johnson (c)
  • FC • 32 pages • $3.99
Star Trek: The Next Generation: Through The Mirror #2—Cover A: J.K. Woodward—GEM OF THE MONTH
  • Scott Tipton & David Tipton (w) • Marcus To, J.K. Woodward (a) • J.K. Woodward (c)
  • When the Enterprise-D discovers a burned-out, pillaged Andorian vessel, the search for the culprits behind it leads to some startlingly familiar faces!
  • FC • 32 pages • $3.99
Star Trek: The Next Generation: Through The Mirror #2—Cover B: Marcus To—GEM OF THE MONTH
  • Scott Tipton & David Tipton (w) • Marcus To, J.K. Woodward (a) M arcus To (c)
  • FC • 32 pages • $3.99
Star Trek: The Next Generation: Through The Mirror #3—Cover A: J.K. Woodward—GEM OF THE MONTH
  • Scott Tipton & David Tipton (w) • Josh Hood, J.K. Woodward (a) • J.K. Woodward (c)
  • It’s interstellar espionage aboard the Enterprise-D when the Mirror Universe crew infiltrates Captain Picard’s ship! What are they up to? The answers are here!
  • FC • 32 pages • $3.99
Star Trek: The Next Generation: Through The Mirror #3—Cover B: Josh Hood—GEM OF THE MONTH
  • Scott Tipton & David Tipton (w) • Josh Hood, J.K. Woodward (a) Josh Hood (c)
  • FC • 32 pages • $3.99
Star Trek: The Next Generation: Through The Mirror #4—Cover A: J.K. Woodward —GEM OF THE MONTH
  • Scott Tipton & David Tipton (w) • Carlos Nieto, J.K. Woodward (a) • J.K. Woodward (c)
  • Finally, Mirror Picard’s plot is revealed! It’s Enterprise crew versus Enterprise crew, with the fate of a galaxy hanging in the balance!
  • FC • 32 pages • $3.99
Star Trek: The Next Generation: Through The Mirror #4—Cover B: Carlos Nieto—GEM OF THE MONTH
  • Scott Tipton & David Tipton (w) • Carlos Nieto, J.K. Woodward (a) Carlos Nieto (c)
  • FC • 32 pages • $3.99
Star Trek: The Next Generation: Through The Mirror #5—Cover A: J.K. Woodward —GEM OF THE MONTH
  • Scott Tipton & David Tipton (w) • Debora Carita, J.K. Woodward (a) • J.K. Woodward (c)
  • Can Captain Picard prevent his Mirror counterpart’s plans for galactic conquest? It’s the explosive finale to THROUGH THE MIRROR!
  • FC • 32 pages • $3.99
Star Trek: The Next Generation: Through The Mirror #5—Cover B: Debora Carita—GEM OF THE MONTH
  • Scott Tipton & David Tipton (w) • Debora Carita, J.K. Woodward (a) Debora Carita (c)
  • FC • 32 pages • $3.99
  • From the creative team that brought you ASSIMILATION SQUARED, STAR TREK: HARLAN ELLISON’S THE CITY ON THE EDGE OF FOREVER, and MIRROR BROKEN!
  • Connecting covers by J.K. Woodward!
  • It’s weekly Mirror Madness!
  • Sets up a new and exciting chapter in the Star Trek: Next Generation universe! More to come this year!
  • Also available for each issue are photo covers, and covers by concept artist Peter McKinstry as variants!
Star Trek: Discovery: Succession #2—Cover A: Angel Hernandez
  • Mike Johnson, Kirsten Beyer (w) • Angel Hernandez (a & c)
  • In this, the second DISCOVERY miniseries from IDW Publishing, your favorite characters from the hit CBS All Access series dive into an adventure tied directly into the second half of the first season—out now!
  • FC • 32 pages • $3.99
Star Trek: Discovery: Succession #2—Cover B: Photo
  • Mike Johnson, Kirsten Beyer (w) • Angel Hernandez (a) • Photo (c)
  • FC • 32 pages • $3.99
  • Co-written by Discovery writer and Trek novelist Kirsten Beyer and longtime Trek comic book writer Mike Johnson!
  • Variant covers by Elizabeth Beals, and Declan Shalvey and Jordie Bellaire!
Star Trek: Boldly Go, Vol. 3
  • Mike Johnson (w) • Josh Hood, Megan Levens, Tana Ford, Marcus To (a) • Tony Shasteen (c)
  • What if Kirk and the Enterprise crew were robots? What if Klingons founded Starfleet? What if Spock wasn’t Vulcan? What if all these realities collided? The Star Trek mega-event “I.D.I.C.” brings together all of these worlds for one huge, universe-threatening adventure.
  • The Vulcan philosophy of celebrating “Infinite Diversity in Infinite Combinations” is one of acceptance, but can the universe accept the simultaneous existence of multiple realities? It’s a team-up for the ages as numerous incarnations of Kirk, Spock, and the Enterprise crew must work together to stop a foe that threatens all of existence! Featuring the return of Jane Tiberius Kirk and her gender-swapped crew!
  • Collects the entire “I.D.I.C.” storyline from Star Trek: Boldly Go #13–18.
  • TPB • FC • $19.99 • 144 pages • ISBN: 978-1-68405-248-6
  • Advance solicited for June release!
  • “‘Infinite Diversity in Infinite Combinations’ is what every excellent Star Trek comic book should be.” –Flickering Myth
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Urban Legends #1—Cover A: Frank Fosco—SPOTLIGHT
  • Gary Carlson (w) • Frank Fosco (a & c)
  • This is it, fans! You demanded it, and IDW Publishing listened! The entire Image Comics TMNT run (a.k.a TMNT Volume 3) reproduced for the first time ever in full, four-color glory! Join creators Gary Carlson and Frank Fosco as they take the Heroes in a Half-Shell on some of their most amazing and dangerous and bizarre adventures ever… culminating in three brand-new issues by Carlson and Fosco to properly close out this long-beloved storyline at last!
  • In this premiere issue, the TMNT and Master Splinter are attacked in their lair by a group of cyborgs led by the female ninja called Pimiko. Before the attack is over, one family member will fall… and one will be lost! Don’t miss your chance to get in on the ground floor of the entire TMNT Image experience!
  • FC • 32 pages • $3.99
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Urban Legends #1—Cover B: Frank Fosco—SPOTLIGHT
  • Gary Carlson (w) • Frank Fosco (a & c)
  • FC • 32 pages • $3.99
  • The entire TMNT Volume 3 run— all 23 issues—reprinted in full color for the first time!
  • Culminates in three brand-new issues (#24-26), written and drawn by original creators Gary Carlson and Frank Fosco, completing the entire tale at last!
  • Colors by IDW TMNT veteran Adam Guzowski (TMNT Color Classics)!
  • Featuring new cover art by Frank Fosco and TMNT co-creator Kevin Eastman!
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #82—Cover A: Dave Wachter
  • Tom Waltz, Kevin Eastman (w) • Dave Wachter (a & c)
  • “Kingdom of Rats,” Part 2. Rat King’s sinister influence spreads, and New York City’s most vulnerable are at risk! The Turtles search out the Rat King’s family in a desperate attempt to find a way to stop him!
  • FC • 32 pages • $3.99
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #82—Cover B: Kevin Eastman
  • Tom Waltz, Kevin Eastman (w) • Dave Wachter (a) • Kevin Eastman (c)
  • FC • 32 pages • $3.99
  • Dives deep into the most mysterious characters in the TMNT universe!
  • Variant cover by Will Robson!
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Universe #22—Cover A: Freddie E. Williams II
  • Paul Allor (w) • Mark Torres (a) • Freddie Williams II (c)
  • Can Donatello mediate a truce between the Utroms and the Triceratons, or will fanatics on both sides cause a deadly derailment? The fate of alien life on Earth hangs in the balance!
  • FC • 32 pages • $4.99
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Universe #22—Cover B: Mark Torres
  • Paul Allor (w) • Mark Torres (a & c)
  • FC • 32 pages • $4.99
  • Establishes a new status quo that will influence events on the road to TMNT #100!
  • Variant cover by Fico Ossio!
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Vol. 3: Fall and Rise
  • Kevin Eastman, Tom Waltz (w) • Mateus Santolouco, Sophie Campbell (a) • Kevin Eastman (c)
  • “City Fall” continues as Shredder reveals his new second-in-command and launches a full-scale war on New York City! With allegiances shifting, the Turtles must formulate a plan to fight back against their deadliest enemy. But as tensions fester, the brothers must cope in their own ways, each drawn to their own path. And as the battle continues, the Turtles turn to old friends and foes for help.
  • Collects issues #25–36 of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles ongoing series.
  • TPB • FC • $29.99 • 292 pages • ISBN: 978-1-68405-252-3
  • Advance solicited for June release!
  • The perfect way to catch up on the critically acclaimed ongoing series.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The IDW Collection, Vol. 7
  • Tom Waltz, Kevin Eastman (w) • Mateus Santolouco, Dave Wachter, Michael Dialynas (a) • Dan Duncan (c)
  • A new age begins for the Turtles as the epic events of the past have created new opportunities for the future—but new dangers as well. While the Turtles adjust to a world leading the Foot Clan post-Shredder, they return to the Technodrome to monitor the revival of the Utroms on Burnow Island and are surprised to meet a new mutant—Leatherhead! Plus, Kitsune still poses a threat, and a new group, the Street Phantoms, enters the fray!
  • Collects issues #51–64 of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles ongoing series.
  • HC • FC • $49.99 • 320 pages • 7” x 11” • ISBN: 978-1-68405-282-0
  • Advance solicited for July release!
  • Presenting the complete TMNT stories in recommended reading order, including one-shots, crossovers, and event series.
Back to the Future: Tales from the Time Train #6—Cover A: Megan Levens
  • Bob Gale & John Barber (w) • Megan Levens (a & c)
  • With Jules and Verne held hostage by German spies, Doc and Clara must pull out all the stops to rescue their sons! Guest-starring Einstein! (Not that one, the other one!)
  • FC • 32 pages • $3.99
Back to the Future: Tales from the Time Train #6—Cover B: Philip Murphy
  • Bob Gale & John Barber (w) • Megan Levens (a) • Philip Murphy (c)
  • FC • 32 pages • $3.99
  • Series finale!
  • Variant cover by Alan Robinson!
Ghostbusters: Crossing Over #3—Cover A: Dan Schoening
  • Erik Burnham (w) • Dan Schoening (a & c)
  • Well, that wasn’t such a chore, now, was it? With a little help from another dimension or two, the Ghostbusters seem to be on pace to put paid to their present paranormal problem! Except this is only Part 3, which might mean bad news for the boys and girls in gray! Crossing Over, a celebration of all things Ghostbusters, continues here!
  • FC • 32 pages • $3.99
Ghostbusters: Crossing Over #3—Cover B: Tim Lattie
  • Erik Burnham (w) • Dan Schoening (a) • Tim Lattie (c)
  • FC • 32 pages • $3.99
  • Variant cover by Ilias Kyriazis!
Ghostbusters: Answer the Call—SPOTLIGHT
  • Kelly Thompson (w) • Corin Howell (a & c)
  • On a routine house call to dispose of a simple Class III spook, the team encounters a truly terrifying Class VII that appears to be feeding on terror. Able to conjure illusions to prey on people’s greatest fears, it can divide and conquer, and has designs on turning the world into its own nightmare dimension. Our ladies may have finally met their match!
  • TPB • FC • $17.99 • 128 pages • ISBN: 978-1-68405-239-4
  • Advance solicited for June release!
  • The brilliant ladies of the 2016 film—Abby, Erin, Holtz, and Patty—are back, now in their own series!
The X-Files: Case Files—Florida Man… #2 (of 2)—Cover A: Catherine Nodet
  • Delilah S. Dawson (w) • Elena Casagrande & Silvia Califano (a) • Catherine Nodet (c)
  • Witness the stunning conclusion to our first installment of Case Files! While investigating a rash of bizarre crimes in a small Florida town, Scully and Mulder find themselves in the clutches of an alligator-worshiping cult!
  • FC • 32 pages • $3.99
The X-Files: Case Files—Florida Man… #2 (of 2)—Cover B: J.J. Lendl
  • Delilah S. Dawson (w) • Elena Casagrande & Silvia Califano (a) • J.J. Lendl (c)
  • FC • 32 pages • $3.99
  • Part of a yearlong celebration of The X-Files’s 25th anniversary!
  • Written by Delilah S. Dawson (Star Wars: Phasma)!
  • Stunning painted covers by Christine Nodet!
  • Special poster variant covers by J.J. Lendl (The X-Files Poster Project)!
  • Variant cover by Charles Paul Wilson III!
Judge Dredd: Mega-City Zero #1 IDW’s Greatest Hits Edition
  • Ulises Fariñas & Erick Freitas (w) • Dan McDaid (a) • Ulises Fariñas (c)
  • IDW’s Greatest Hits! One-dollar versions of key issues and launch points from your favorite IDW books. This month, it’s Judge Dredd: Mega-City Zero #1! Revisit Dredd’s adventures a thousand years in his future! Mega-City One has been sent back to the Stone Age, leaving Dredd just an ordinary Joe in extraordinary times.
  • FC • 32 pages • $1.00
  • Jump into the world of Judge Dredd at a great introductory price!
Judge Dredd: Under Siege #1 (of 4)—Cover A: Max Dunbar—SPOTLIGHT
  • Mark Russell (w) • Max Dunbar (a & c)
  • When all contact with the Patrick Swayze Block is lost, Dredd and Judge Beeny are tasked with investigating. As they battle lawlessness and rampant criminality, they discover a threat to the city that they must contain at all costs…
  • FC • 32 pages • $3.99
Judge Dredd: Under Siege #1 (of 4)—Cover B: Alan Quah—SPOTLIGHT
  • Mark Russell (w) • Max Dunbar (a) • Alan Quah (c)
  • FC • 32 pages • $3.99
  • Cutting-edge humor and tense, gritty action from writer Mark Russell (The Flintstones, God Is Disappointed in You) and artist Max Dunbar (Gears of War, First Strike)!
  • Black & White variant covers by Max Dunbar, and Alan Quah!
Gears of War: The Rise of RAAM—SPOTLIGHT
  • Kurtis J. Wiebe (w) • Max Dunbar (a) • Ryan Brown (c)
  • Before he was a general leading the assault against humanity on the surface, RAAM was an upstart commander tasked with waging an unwinnable war against the Lambent to protect the Locust homeland. With the enemy pushing inexorably forward, RAAM knows the Horde must turn its attention to more vulnerable prey, and he’ll use every atrocity and deception at his disposal to bring Queen Myrrah around to his way of thinking.
  • See how it all began in this prequel to the original Gears of War, as the Queen’s deadliest servant steers the course of history to bring about Emergence Day and the attack on humans, setting in motion the events of the game!
  • TPB • FC • $15.99 • 96 pages • ISBN: 978-1-68405-238-7
  • Advance solicited for June release!
  • Discover the origins of General RAAM and how he became the most feared Locust on all Sera.
  • Gears of War is a global entertainment franchise that continues to deliver on high-fidelity storytelling along with heroic characters. It’s a multiplatform property that extends beyond just gaming into global publishing, apparel, toys, and collectibles.
Dungeons & Dragons: Evil at Baldur’s Gate #2—Cover A: Max Dunbar—CERTIFIED COOL
  • Jim Zub (w) • Steven Cummings (a) • Max Dunbar (c)
  • “Krydle & Shandie: Honor Among Thieves.” The Baldur’s Gate heroes return to the city at last, but their time adventuring in Ravenloft and the frozen northern reaches of the Realms have changed them. Each of them must face great trials ahead before they’ll be ready to embrace their destiny. Krydle thought he’d left behind his past as a thief and brigand, but his former allies have come to collect old debts—the kind that can only be paid in blood…
  • FC • 32 pages • $3.99
Dungeons & Dragons: Evil at Baldur’s Gate #2—Cover B: Steven Cummings—CERTIFIED COOL
  • Jim Zub (w) • Steven Cummings (a & c)
  • FC • 32 pages • $3.99
  • The creative team of the indie sensation WAYWARD jump on board for this special issue!
  • Evil at Baldur’s Gate acts as a perfect jumping-on point for new readers and D&D fans. Each story is self-contained and introduces readers to the world of D&D.
  • Black & White variant covers by Steven Cummings, and Max Dunbar!
Scarlett’s Strike Force
  • Aubrey Sitterson (w) • Nelson Daniel, Ilias Kyriazis (a)
  • They’ve fought back invasions from home and afar—now, they’re back on Earth, and ready to take on the wildest, weirdest threats out there!
  • It’s Scarlett’s G.I. JOE team, the Strike Force, against a brand-new Cobra Commander, a revitalized Cobra, and everyone else trying to conquer Earth… or destroy it! Featuring all-stars of the Hasbro line as M.A.S.K.: Mobile Armored Strike Kommand and the Transformers bots join G.I. Joe in the fight against Cobra! Collects issues #1-3, the G.I. JOE First Strike one-shot, and the M.A.S.K.: Mobile Armored Strike Kommand First Strike one-shot.
  • TPB • FC • $17.99 • 128 Pages • ISBN: 978-1-68405-237-0
  • Advance solicited for June release!
Transformers: Lost Light #18—Cover A: Jack Lawrence
  • James Roberts (w) • Jack Lawrence (a & c)
  • LIGHTS OUT! The “Everlasting Voices” trilogy concludes with an explosion of hope, a grave betrayal… and more answers than you can handle! Events of the last six years build to a frenzy of revelations, casting everything that’s gone before in a new—and deadly—light. No exaggeration, no hyperbole: there has never been a more important issue of Lost Light.
  • FC • 32 pages • $3.99
Transformers: Lost Light #18—Cover B: Alex Milne
  • James Roberts (w) • Jack Lawrence (a) • Alex Milne (c)
  • FC • 32 pages • $3.99
  • Leads directly into the biggest story in the history of the Lost Light!
  • Black & White variant cover by Alex Milne!
Optimus Prime #19—Cover A: Kei Zama
  • John Barber (w) • Sara Pitre-Durocher (a) • Kei Zama (c)
  • “The Falling,” Part 4. Onyx Prime’s motivations are clear, and his scheme seems unstoppable. Heroes have fallen, and hope dwindles for the survivors. Cybertron’s last chance of salvation is in the hands of… well, that would be telling, wouldn’t it?
  • FC • 32 pages • $3.99
Optimus Prime #19—Cover B: Casey W. Coller
  • John Barber (w) • Sara Pitre-Durocher (a) • Casey W. Coller (c)
  • FC • 32 pages • $3.99
  • Black & white cover by Kei Zama!
Transformers: Requiem of the Wreckers—SPOTLIGHT
  • Nick Roche (w) • Nick Roche, Guido Guidi, & Geoff Senior (a) • Nick Roche (c)
  • Wreck & Rule! They’ve been beaten up, torn apart, betrayed, and had their sins revealed. The few remaining Wreckers are more lost and lonelier than they’ve ever been, which makes it the perfect time for them to come under fire from an anti-Cybertronian campaigner and an old foe! Remember them fondly, because this is the “Requiem of the Wreckers.”
  • FC • 48 pages • $7.99
  • The final entry in the Wreckers trilogy!
  • Written and drawn by Nick Roche (Transformers: Sins of the Wreckers, Amazing Spider-Man: Renew Your Vows)!
G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero #252—Cover A: David Messina
  • Larry Hama (w) • David Messina (a & c)
  • “Special Missions,” Part 2 (of 5). G.I. Joe. Cobra. Two opposing forces. Two powerful war machines, each made more lethal by the undeniable strength of their individual parts. But who and what are those parts? This issue, artist David Messina (ROM, Star Trek) joins forces with Larry to present Cobra’s ruthless and deadly femme fatale: BARONESS!
  • FC • 32 pages • $3.99
G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero #252—Cover B: John Royle
  • Larry Hama (w) • David Messina (a) • John Royle (c)
  • FC • 32 pages • $3.99
  • Pencil art variant cover by Larry Hama!
G.I. JOE: A Real American Hero vs. the Six Million Dollar Man #4—Cover A: Marcelo Ferreira
  • Ryan Ferrier (w) • S L Gallant (a) • Marcelo Ferreira (c)
  • As Cobra’s plan for global terror begins to crumble under the foot of G.I. Joe’s powerful new teammate, the Six Million Dollar Man becomes the world’s deadliest ticking time bomb! With Cobra Commander’s hand over the detonator, Scarlett and her team must make a final, violent race to his throne room.
  • FC • 32 pages • $3.99
G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero vs. the Six Million Dollar Man #4—Cover B: Kenneth Loh
  • Ryan Ferrier (w) • S L Gallant (a) • Kenneth Loh (c)
  • FC • 32 pages • $3.99
  • Action figure variant cover by Michael Adams!
Jem and the Holograms: Dimensions
  • Sophie Campbell, Kate Leth, Sarah Kuhn, Sarah Winifred Searle & Various (w) • Tana Ford, Sophie Campbell, Siobhan Keenan, Sarah Winifred Searle & Various (a) • Derek Charm (c)
  • Jem and the Holograms get back to their rock ‘n’ roll roots in this new series of stand-alone stories from some of comics’ most popular creators. A celebration of creativity, friendship, and being true to yourself, Dimensions is full of humor, fun, and characters that radiate positivity. These uplifting stories will bring a smile to readers’ faces even as they put a song in their hearts.
  • TPB • FC • $15.99 • 96 pages • ISBN: 978-1-68405-242-4
  • Advance solicited for June release!
  • All your favorite characters—and some new ones!—take the stage in stories about everything from Dungeons & Dragons to ski trips gone wrong!
Stretch Armstrong and the Flex Fighters—SPOTLIGHT
  • Kevin Burke & Chris “Doc” Wyatt (w) • Nikos Koutsis (a) • Aluir Amancio (c)
  • It’s a new Stretch Armstrong for a new age!
  • Charter City was run down and crime ridden, until the arrival of Rook Unlimited, the leading technology company in the world. The company’s biggest achievement is the development of Flexarium, a compound that can stretch to incredible lengths and become lighter than air or dense as lead. One night, high-school friends Jake Armstrong, Ricardo Perez, and Nathan Park go to hang out at the warehouse where Flexarium is stored, causing an accident that leads to the chemical compound bonding with their bodies, giving them superpowers. The trio is enlisted by Rook Unlimited to fight crime in Charter City as Stretch Armstrong and the Flex Fighters!
  • TPB • FC • $9.99 • 80 pages • 6” x 9” • ISBN: 978-1-68405-250-9
  • Advance solicited for June release!
  • From the writers of the new Netflix animated series!
My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic #66—Cover A: Tony Fleecs
  • Ted Anderson (w) • Tony Fleecs (a & c)
  • Twilight and friends are surprised to learn that a film is being made about them! When the story turns out to be less than accurate, the group decides to make their own film! But will they be able to agree on the same artistic vision?
  • FC • 32 pages • $3.99
My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic #66—Cover B: Sara Richard
  • Ted Anderson (w) • Tony Fleecs (a) • Sara Richard (c)
  • FC • 32 pages • $3.99
  • A hilarious satire of Hollywood!
  • Variant cover by Pedro Delgado!
My Little Pony: Ponyville Mysteries #1—Cover A: Agnes Garbowska—SPOTLIGHT
  • Christina Rice (w) • Agnes Garbowska (a & c)
  • Welcome to a new series of mystery and intrigue! The Cutie Mark Crusaders discover their inner detectives and solve crimes nopony else can! Will they be able to discover who is stealing supplies from Ponyville hospital and get their schoolwork done at the same time?
  • FC • 32 pages • $3.99
My Little Pony: Ponyville Mysteries #1—Cover B: Philip Murphy—SPOTLIGHT
  • Christina Rice (w) • Agnes Garbowska (a) • Philip Murphy (c)
  • FC • 32 pages • $3.99
  • A brand-new miniseries full of mystery and adventure!
  • A sister series to the popular “My Little Pony: Ponyville Mysteries” prose books!
  • Variant covers by Andy Price, and Brenda Hickey!
My Little Pony: The Cutie Re-Mark
  • Justin Eisinger (w) • Various (a & c)
  • The celebrated animated series comes to book shelves! Revisit the inhabitants of Equestria and learn about the magic that friendship brings in this adaptation of the television series’ fifth season finale! This volume adapts the two-part episode “The Cutie Re-Mark” in an original graphic novel.
  • TPB • FC • $7.99 • 144 pages • 5” x 7” • ISBN: 978-1-68405-306-3
  • Advance solicited for June release!
  • Adapting the most beloved My Little Pony animated cartoon episodes to graphic novels!
My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic, Vol. 14
  • Christina Rice, Ted Anderson (w) • Agnes Garbowska, Andy Price (a) • Agnes Garbowska (c)
  • Pinkie Pie discovers a secret about Rainbow Dash…she hates pie! Will Pinkie be able to show Dash the wonders of everyone’s favorite dessert, or will Dash turn the tables on her? Next, the Cutie Mark Crusaders have a new challenge when a young pony doesn’t want to follow in her family’s hoofsteps. Then, representatives of ponies, griffons, buffalos, changelings, dragons, and more meet at Mount Massive to discuss the future of the land!
  • Collects My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic #59–63.
  • TPB • FC • $17.99 • 128 pages • ISBN: 978-1-68405-246-2
  • Advance solicited for June release!
  • “Behind the silly story is something way more compelling than it has any right to be.” –We The Nerdy
Donald and Mickey Quarterly #4—Cover A: Andrea Freccero
  • Andrea “Casty” Castellan, Joe Torcivia, William Van Horn (w) • Andrea “Casty” Castellan, William Van Horn (a) • Andrea Freccero (c)
  • Cease all motor functions! In the conclusion of “The Terrifying World of Tutor,” a planet of giant robots has captured thousands of Earth’s animals—and it’s up to Mickey to rescue Pluto! Then, in “The Line,” mad artist Donald wants to draw a real-life horizon line across Duckburg!
  • FC • 48 pages • $5.99
Donald and Mickey Quarterly #4—Cover B: William Van Horn
  • Andrea “Casty” Castellan, Joe Torcivia, William Van Horn (w) • Andrea “Casty” Castellan, William Van Horn (a) • William Van Horn (c)
  • FC • 48 pages • $5.99
  • It’s another IDW supersize Disney quarterly—with more of the fan-favorite creators you want!
  • William Van Horn and Andrea “Casty” Castellan are back with new-to-USA Disney adventures!
Walt Disney Showcase #5: The Donald Duck Family—Cover A: Enrico Faccini
  • Bruno Sarda, Thad Komorowski (w) • Giorgio Figus (a) • Enrico Faccini (c)
  • “Fear Factory!” Uncle Scrooge’s McDuck Intelligence Agency sends stalwart spies Donald and Fethry to infiltrate a shady mountain town—where fake McDuck products are manufactured by the multitude… or are they?
  • FC • 32 pages • $3.99
Walt Disney Showcase #5: The Donald Duck Family—Cover B: Andrea Freccero
  • Bruno Sarda, Thad Komorowski (w) • Giorgio Figus (a) • Andrea Freccero (c)
  • FC • 32 pages • $3.99
  • By popular demand, Scrooge McDuck’s McDuck Intelligence Agency is back in action—with wild spy capers for his unlucky nephews!
  • Variant cover by Marco Gervasio!
DuckTales #9—Cover A: Marco Ghiglione
  • Steve Behling, Alessandro Ferrari (w) • Ciro Cangialosi, Cristina Stella, Giuseppe Fontana, Gianfranco Florio, Angela Capolupo (a) • Marco Ghiglione (c)
  • Donald and Scrooge go on a fishing trip, but when they stumble on the campsite of Ma Beagle and her boys, they realize they may have chosen the wrong lake! Plus, when Dewey starts sleepwalking, the kids try to wake him up—but it’s not as easy as it sounds!
  • FC • 32 pages • $3.99
DuckTales #9—Cover B: Marco Ghiglione
  • Steve Behling, Alessandro Ferrari (w) • Ciro Cangialosi, Cristina Stella, Giuseppe Fontana, Gianfranco Florio, Angela Capolupo (a) • Marco Ghiglione (c)
  • FC • 32 pages • $3.99
  • Character-focused blueprint variant cover!
Uncle Scrooge #38—Cover A: Andrea Freccero
  • Pat and Carol McGreal (w) • Giorgio Cavazzano (a) • Andrea Freccero (c)
  • “Mismatched Mentors.” Scrooge McDuck is forced to teach business skills to a bratty little kid—on the same day that Magica De Spell is tutoring a young apprentice in black magic! How many ways can this go wrong?
  • FC • 32 pages • $3.99
Uncle Scrooge #38—Cover B: Maartin Gerritsen
  • Pat and Carol McGreal (w) • Giorgio Cavazzano (a) • Maarten Geeritsen (c)
  • FC • 32 pages • $3.99
  • DuckTales favorite Magica De Spell is back—and so are fan-favorite creators Pat and Carol McGreal and Giorgio Cavazzano!
  • Continues this beloved series’ legacy numbering at #442!
  • Variant cover by Marco Gervasio!
Duck Avenger New Adventures, Book 3
  • Francesco Artibani (w) • Various (a) • Corrado Mastantuono (c)
  • Donald Duck is still the diabolical Duck Avenger… but he wishes he wasn’t! Mysterious Dr. Fairfax is shaking up Duckburg with duck-made earthquakes, and time travelers want Donald to battle space aliens in the distant future! With supercomputer One always on duty, how can any heroic mission go wrong… or right?
  • TPB • FC • $24.99 • 160 pages • ISBN: 978-1-68405-295-0
  • Advance solicited for June release!
  • More of the world-famous sci-fi adventures that Donald Duck fans want most, making their North American debut!
Sonic the Hedgehog #5—Cover A: Jamal Peppers
  • Ian Flynn (w) • Jamal Peppers (a) • Jamal Peppers (c)
  • “The Fate of Dr. Eggman,” Part 1. After his last battle with Sonic, Dr. Eggman’s gone quiet. His Badnik forces are still causing trouble, but without the bad doctor’s usual fanfare. What’s Eggman been doing all this time? And what will happen to Sonic when he finds out?
  • FC • 32 pages • $3.99
Sonic the Hedgehog #5—Cover B: Kieran Gates
  • Ian Flynn (w) • Jamal Peppers (a) • Kieran Gates (c)
  • FC • 32 pages • $3.99
  • Guest starring: The Chaotix Detective Agency!
  • Variant cover by Nathalie Fourdraine!
Star Wars Adventures #10—Cover A: Derek Charm—SPOTLIGHT
  • Cavan Scott, Elsa Charretier & Pierrick Colinet (w) • Derek Charm, Elsa Charretier (a) • Derek Charm (c)
  • “Powered Down,” Part 1 (of 2). Han and Chewie are on the run from bounty hunters and take refuge on a planet that mysteriously shuts down all electronics. With no way off the planet, will our favorite scruffy duo be able to evade their pursuers?
  • FC • 32 pages • $3.99
Star Wars Adventures #10—Cover B: Elsa Charretier—SPOTLIGHT
  • Cavan Scott, Elsa Charretier & Pierrick Colinet (w) • Derek Charm, Elsa Charretier (a) • Elsa Charretier (c)
  • FC • 32 pages • $3.99
  • Also features a Lando Calrissian story by Elsa Charretier and Pierrick Colinet!
  • Continues the story set up in the Star Wars Adventures Free Comic Book Day issue!
  • In stores in time for Solo: A Star Wars Story!
  • Variant cover by Mike Oeming!
Star Wars Adventures, Vol. 3: Endangered
  • Delilah S. Dawson & Various (w) • Derek Charm & Various (a & c)
  • Rose Tico—breakout character from The Last Jedi, and normally a behind-the-scenes operator—takes center stage in the fight against the First Order! Young Anakin Skywalker competes in a podrace that’s unlike any he’s seen before! And Ezra Bridger, Hera Syndulla, and the rest of the Ghost crew must retrieve a sacred bird from the Empire’s clutches, but space pirate Hondo Ohnaka might get it first!
  • A rotating crew of characters and creators reveal these and more untold tales from the Star Wars galaxy, in stories appropriate for all ages, from Padawans to Jedi Masters.
  • Collects Star Wars Adventures issues #6–8.
  • TPB • FC • $9.99 • 80 pages • 6” x 9” • ISBN: 978-1-68405-249-3
  • Advance solicited for June release!
  • From the days when Imperial power was at its peak to the time of the First Order and the last Jedi, the all-ages adventures continue!
Assassinistas #6—Cover A: Gilbert Hernandez
  • Tini Howard (w) • Gilbert Hernandez (a & c) • Rob Davis (colorist)
  • Someone’s fate hangs in the balance, and the future of the Assassinistas trio is uncertain, as all things collide at Winnie’s Hot Wheels roller disco party showdown in the final issue of the series.
  • FC • 32 pages • $3.99
Assassinistas #6—Cover B: Marguerite Sauvage
  • Tini Howard (w) • Gilbert Hernandez (a) • Rob Davis (colorist) • Marguerite Sauvage (c)
  • FC • 32 pages • $3.99
  • The final issue of Howard and Hernandez’s high-octane family drama!
  • Special enhanced RI cover from Gilbert Hernandez!
Punks Not Dead #4—Cover A: Martin Simmonds
  • David Barnett (w) • Martin Simmonds (a & c)
  • Fergie’s Twitter post gets him one creeper step closer to finding out why he and the ghost named Sid are unnaturally bound to one another. But it takes Julie’s sentimental journey to a late ’80s Smiths concert to figure out who’s behind it—which is likely to ruffle Dorothy Culpepper’s tarnished, bloody feathers.
  • FC • 32 pages • $3.99
Punks Not Dead #4—Cover B: Dilraj Mann
  • David Barnett (w) • Martin Simmonds (a) • Dilraj Mann (c)
  • FC • 32 pages • $3.99
  • Don’t miss a special enhanced RI variant cover from Martin Simmonds!
Kid Lobotomy, Vol. 1—CERTIFIED COOL
  • Peter Milligan (w) • Tess Fowler (a & c)
  • Meet Kid, the youngest descendant of a rich, demented hotelier named Big Daddy. Kid is the newly appointed manager of “The Suites,” but his good looks and swagger can’t hide a rough childhood of strange therapies and brain operations that have awakened inner demons and psychodramas. This of course makes him eminently qualified to perform lobotomies. A failed rockstar/successful madman gets one last chance to prove his worth—and regain his sanity—by turning the hotel that was once his childhood sanctuary into a lucrative business despite a host of obstacles including seductive shapeshifters, dead literary heroes and Kid’s own sister, who would love nothing more than to see him fail miserably.
  • “A giddy ride to the outer limits of the imagination.” —Ian Rankin, author of Inspector Rebus
  • “… They’ve tapped into Kafka, Shakespeare, Bowie and Burroughs…” —DOOMROCKET
  • “…an absolute madhouse…” —ADVENTURES IN POOR TASTE
  • Collects issues #1-6 of the ongoing series.
  • FC • 152 pages • $19.99 • ISBN: 978-1-68405-244-8
  • Advance solicited for June release!
  • Collects the first 6 issues of Black Crown’s inaugural title!
  • Bonus material including process pages and writer’s commentary!
  • “…the things Peter Milligan and Tess Fowler have concocted for our consumption come from a place of pure inspiration. They’ve tapped into Kafka, Shakespeare, Bowie and Burroughs…” –DoomRocket
30 Days of Night #6—Cover A: Ben Templesmith
  • Steve Niles (w) • Piotr Kowalski (a) • Ben Templesmith (c)
  • The horrifying finale! Bloody terror has overtaken Barrow, Alaska, as hungry vampires seek out human prey in the endless dark. Can newly appointed (and newly widowed) Sheriff Stella Olemaun save the last desperate vestiges of humanity in the town before it’s too late?
  • FC • 32 pages • $3.99
30 Days of Night #6—Cover B: Piotr Kowalski & Aurore Folny
  • Steve Niles (w) • Piotr Kowalski (a) • Piotr Kowalski & Aurore Folny (c)
  • FC • 32 pages • $3.99
  • Black & white variant cover by Ben Templesmith!
The October Faction: Supernatural Dreams #3—Cover A: Damien Worm
  • Steve Niles (w) • Damien Worm (a & c)
  • The town of Gristlewood is under attack from the most powerful being it has ever seen. His army grows by the minute, and now he’s allied with one of the October Faction’s oldest foes. Will the Allan family rally to save the town, or will this be the end of the October Faction?
  • FC • 32 pages • $3.99
The October Faction: Supernatural Dreams #3—Cover B: Damien Worm
  • Steve Niles (w) • Damien Worm (a & c)
  • FC • 32 pages • $3.99
Delta 13 #1—CERTIFIED COOL
  • Steve Niles (w) • Nat Jones (a & c)
  • Who knows what mysteries lie deep in the asteroid belt? When a mysterious, huge, and previously undiscovered asteroid looms over their ship, a small crew of blue-collar workers discovers a terrifying threat unlike anything they’ve ever seen. Now, the crew must escape the asteroid, but even if they do, will they be able to escape each other and anything they bring back with them?
  • FC • 32 pages • $3.99
  • A chilling and thrilling new tale from writer Steve Niles (30 Days of Night, The October Faction) and artist Nat Jones (Frank Frazetta’s Death Dealer)!
  • A dark, atmospheric space-horror in the vein of Alien or Prey.
  • Black & white variant cover by Nat Jones!
The Crow: Memento Mori #3—Cover A: Werther Dell’Edera
  • Roberto Recchioni, Tito Faraci (w) • Werther Dell’Edera, Angelo Alberto Ponticelli (a) • Werther Dell’Edera (c)
  • The Crow cannot rest until it has exacted its vengeance. David sets off to punish the mastermind responsible for the attack that killed him and Sarah, but the violent showdown will raise more questions than it lays to rest, and more than David can answer alone.
  • FC • 32 pages • $3.99
The Crow: Memento Mori #3—Cover B: Davide Furnò
  • Roberto Recchioni, Tito Faraci (w) • Werther Dell’Edera, Angelo Alberto Ponticelli (a) • Davide Furnò (c)
  • FC • 32 pages • $3.99
  • Variant cover by Mateo Scalera!
The Highest House #4 (of 6)
  • Mike Carey (w) • Peter Gross (a) • Yuko Shimizu (c)
  • The creators behind The Unwritten, Mike Carey and Peter Gross, invite you into The Highest House, the story of a slave boy named Moth, who makes friends with a powerful entity called Obsidian that promises advancement and happiness. Clearly, Obsidian has a hidden agenda, but Moth has ambitions and plans of his own…
  • FC • 32 pages • 8 1/2” x 11” • $4.99
  • From the creators of The Unwritten, which was twice nominated for the Hugo Award!
  • Series covers by award-winning illustrator Yuko Shimizu!
  • Black & white variant cover by Yuko Shimizu!
Demi-God #3—Cover A: Andy Smith
  • Ron Marz (w) • Andy Smith (a & c)
  • Slacker yesterday, hero today! Now that Jason McAndros has inherited the awesome power of Hercules, and the attitude to match, he’s become a target for everyone from the police to the reptilian demons known as the Slither. Jason might actually enjoy being a hero… if he could just stop everyone from trying to kill him! Over-the-top Ominous action from Ron Marz and Andy Smith!
  • FC • 32 pages • $3.99
Demi-God #3—Cover B: Lee Moder
  • Ron Marz (w) • Andy Smith (a) • Lee Moder (c)
  • FC • 32 pages • $3.99
  • Variant cover by David Williams!
Rick Veitch’s The One #4 (of 6)
  • Rick Veitch (w & a & c)
  • The American supersoldier, Charles, takes the new superior war to Moscow—only to be ensnared in the wily schemes of Vera Pavlova—while his super-powered sister Amelia defends the homefront from the onslaught of their fast-mutating Soviet counterpart, Bog. Caught in the carnage, Little Larry makes a startling transformation. The One! What you’re hoping to find, in the back of your mind, it’s the surreal thing!
  • FC • 40 pages • $4.99
  • 30 PAGES OF STORY!
  • Completely remastered with new scans and updated color—all overseen by Veitch himself.
  • Presents a shocking worldview that almost predicted today’s political climate!
The Spider King #4 (of 4)—Cover A: Simone D’Armini
  • Josh Vann (w) • Simone D’Armini (a & c) • Adrian Bloch (colorist)
  • Final issue! Hrolf and the clan fight their way through the Spider King’s parasitic horde and attack his fortress in a last-ditch effort to save the Earth. As the Spider King’s destructive influence spreads, Sigrid and Hrolf confront him in a climactic and bloody battle.
  • FC • 32 pages • $3.99
The Spider King #4 (of 4)—Cover B: David Rubin
  • Josh Vann (w) • Simone D’Armini (a) • David Rubin (c)
  • FC • 32 pages • $3.99
  • Vikings vs. Aliens!
  • Reprinting the critically acclaimed, award-nominated Kickstarter graphic novel!
  • Perfect for fans of Vikings, Conan the Barbarian, or Hellboy!
The Infinite Loop, Vol. 2: Nothing But the Truth—CERTIFIED COOL
  • Pierrick Colinet & Elsa Charretier (w) • Daniele Di Nicuolo, Elsa Charretier (a) • Elsa Charretier (c)
  • Although she tried to reboot the future, Teddy’s plan failed. While human anomalies are no longer executed merely for the crime of existing, they’re forced to live in squalid refugee camps. Teddy and Ano want to fight for the rights of human anomalies, but they’re about to find out how hard that can be, especially when powerful people want things to stay the same.
  • Return to an even darker version of this wildly imagined reality, where threats lurk around every corner and people refuse to accept truth. Filled with danger and tension that will keep readers on the edge of their seats, The Infinite Loop provides a sharp critique of a modern era where truth has become a matter of debate.
  • TPB • FC • $17.99 • 128 pages • ISBN: 978-1-68405-241-7
  • Advance solicited for June release!
  • Twin Peaks creepiness meets Orwellian madness in this self-contained sci-fi sequel!
Antar #2—Cover A: Eric Battle
  • Nnedi Okorafor (w) • Eric Battle (a & c)
  • At twenty years of age, Antar is one of his tribe’s best fighters-in-training. However, his father still won’t acknowledge him as his son, nor will he set him or his mother free. Antar realizes that taking matters into his own hands will require the ultimate sacrifice—losing who he is and whom he wishes to be.
  • FC • 32 pages • $3.99
  • Written by Hugo, Nebula, and World Fantasy Award-winning author, Nnedi Okorafor (Who Fears Death, Binti)!
  • Lavishly illustrated by Eric Battle (The Scourge, Aquaman)!
  • The story of the famed Arab warrior-poet comes to life in comics for the first time!
  • Black & white variant cover by Eric Battle!
Sword of Ages #4—Cover A: Gabriel Rodríguez
  • Gabriel Rodríguez (w & a & c)
  • War! Witness the beginning of the end as Avalon and her companions face off against the combined might of the Red Clan and the Templar Order in the first half of an epic two-issue battle! Do our heroes have what it takes to prevail?
  • FC • 32 pages • $3.99
Sword of Ages #4—Cover B: Gabriel Rodríguez
  • Gabriel Rodríguez (w & a & c)
  • FC • 32 pages • $3.99
  • Variant cover by Gabriel Rodríguez!
Bubba Ho-Tep and the Cosmic Blood-Suckers #3—Cover A: Baldemar Rivas
  • Joe Lansdale & Joshua Jabcuga (w) • Tadd Galusha (a) • Baldemar Rivas (c)
  • Bubba has an encounter with a ghost that isn’t quite what you’re expecting. And that’s nothing compared to what happens next…
  • FC • 32 pages • $3.99
Bubba Ho-Tep and the Cosmic Blood-Suckers #3—Cover B: Tadd Galusha
  • Joe Lansdale & Joshua Jabcuga (w) • Tadd Galusha (a & c)
  • FC • 32 pages • $3.99
  • The prequel to the cult classic film, Bubba Ho-Tep!
  • An original story from Bubba Ho-Tep creator Joe Lansdale!
  • Black & white variant cover by Baldemar Rivas!

 

 

Atomic Robo and the Spectre of Tomorrow—CERTIFIED COOL
  • Brian Clevinger (w) • Scott Wegener (a & c)
  • Remember the old days when all you had to worry about were mad scientist dinosaurs or giant sea mutants with lasers? But not in 2017! Atomic Robo delves into the chaos that is modern America, where everything is horrible all of the time! But that’s why Robo is setting up the new Tesladyne Institute in the badlands of New Mexico’s Jornada del Muerto desert, with Sir Richard Branson’s Spaceport on one side and Elon Musk’s Solar Farm on the other. With neighbors like these, who needs to uncover an insidious plot that threatens the lives of everyone in the world?
  • TPB • FC • $17.99 • 128 pages • ISBN: 978-1-68405-234-9
  • Advance solicited for June release!
  • “You can be assured you are in for a fun ride with humor and adventure.” –Comic Crusaders
Weird Love #24
  • Various (w & a) • Al Avison (c)
  • OMG: ‘50s and ’60s jaw-dropping bizarro romance comics!
  • “The mind boggles!” —The Hollywood Reporter
  • “Outrageous!” —USA Today
  • “Another heaping helping of titillating tawdriness!” —13th Dimension
  • FC • 48 pages • $4.99

 

Michael Allred’s MADMAN Artist Select—CERTIFIED COOL
  • Michael Allred (w & a)
  • Celebrate a quarter-century of the greatest pop-art hero in comics, Michael Allred’s Madman! This special IDW Limited Artist Select edition of Madman features nearly 500 pages of Allred’s hand-picked favorite issues. From Frank Einstein’s first appearance to his amazing flip-book adventure and far beyond, this oversized hardcover is chock full’a Madman greatness as only Allred can deliver. Also included is a comprehensive new interview with the artist conducted by IDW CCO Chris Ryall. Each copy of this 999-copy limited-edition hardcover is slipcased, hand-numbered, and signed by Michael Allred. The ginchy-est assortment of comic Mad-ness you’ve ever seen!
  • HC w/Slipcase • FC • 468 Pages • $125.00 • 9” x 14” • ISBN: 978-1-68405-383-4
  • The return of IDW Limited’s Artist Select line!
  • Nearly 500 pages of Michael Allred’s Madman brilliance!
  • Stories, covers, and pin-ups spanning the character’s 25-year history!
  • Every one of the 999 copies is signed, numbered, and packed in a deluxe slipcase!
John Byrne’s X-Men Artifact Edition—SPOTLIGHT
  • Chris Claremont (w) • John Byrne (a & c) • Terry Austin, Various (inks)
  • John Byrne’s run on the X-Men began with issue #108 and lasted until #143. The team of Claremont, Byrne, and Austin made the X-Men (which was already a hit series under Dave Cockrum) soar to the top of the charts in comics sales. They introduced Alpha Flight, and then created the near mythical storylines “The Dark Phoenix Saga” and “Days of Future Past.” These and the rest of their stories remain burned into the memories of collective fandom to this day, and have been the basis for several X-Men films.
  • This Artifact Edition will include more than 100 pages of X-Men covers, splashes, and pages from Byrne’s X-Men run. All have been meticulously scanned from the original art and reproduced to the exacting Artist’s Edition standards that have won IDW Publishing five highly coveted Eisner Awards (to date)!
  • HC • BW • $125.00 • 144 pages • 12” x 17” • ISBN: 978-1-68405-394-0
  • Advance solicited for July release!
  • Four fantastic Artist’s Editions from far and wide, virtual master classes of classic sequential storytelling—Get ‘em while they last!
Alex Toth’s Bravo For Adventure Artist’s Edition
  • HC • BW • PI • 160 pages • 12” x 17″ • ISBN: 978-1-63140-790-1

 

 

 

 

Eric Powell’s The Goon Artist’s Edition
  • HC • BW • PI • 144 pages • 12” x 17” • ISBN: 978-1-63140-346-0

 

 

 

 

Mark Schultz’ Xenozoic Tales Artist’s Edition
  • HC • BW• PI • 144 pages • 14” x 20” • ISBN: 978-161377-693-3

 

 

 

 

Mike Zeck’s Classic Marvel Stories Artist’s Edition
  • HC • BW • PI • 192 pages • 12” x 17” • ISBN: 978-1-63140-391-0

 

 

 

 

John Byrne’s Stowaway to the Stars #1 Special Edition—CERTIFIED COOL
  • John Byrne (w & a) • Leonard O’Grady (colors) • John Byrne & Leonard O’Grady (c)
  • Robots, aliens, and a spunky teenaged girl. John Byrne explores a whole new way of storytelling in “Stowaway to the Stars,” where Byrne (Star Trek New Visions, John Byrne’s Next Men) takes you on a journey through brand-new worlds and galaxies with this beautiful series of full-page, full-color illustrations, accompanied by a light, evocative, science-fiction storyline.
  • FC • 48 pages • $7.99
  • Full-color splash pages and a new accompanying prose story by Byrne!
  • Vivid and spacey colors by Leonard O’Grady!
Gumballs
  • Erin Nations (w & a & c)
  • Gumballs dispenses an array of bright, candy-colored short comics about Erin’s gender transition, anecdotal tales of growing up as a triplet, and fictional stories of a socially inept love-struck teenager named Tobias. The wide-ranging series is filled with single-page gag cartoons, visual diaries of everyday life, funny faux personal ads, and real-life horror stories from customers at his day job. Gumballs offers a variety of flavors that will surely delight anyone with a taste for candid self-reflection and observations of humanity. This book collects Gumballs #1-4, plus 32 pages of brand-new content!
  • Gumballs tips its hat to the classic alt-comic tradition of Eightball, Optic Nerve, and Box Office Poison, but speaks with a delightfully fresh voice for the modern age.
  • TPB • FC • $19.99 • 160 pages • ISBN: 978-1-60309-431-3
  • “Gumballs is funny, sincere, and just generally brilliant—when dealing with autobiography, fake personal ads, or any number of other events. Nations is a promising new voice in comics, and you need to read Gumballs.” –ComicsVerse
  • “Gumballs lays bare a lot of serious, complicated stuff and presents it with a frankness and humor that really moved me to my core.” –Multiversity Comics
Strong Female Protagonist, Book Two—CERTIFIED COOL
  • Brennan Lee Mulligan (w) • Molly Ostertag (a & c)
  • Alison Green used to be a superhero. With unlimited strength and invulnerability, she fought crime with a group of other teens under the alter ego Mega Girl. All that changed after an encounter with Menace, her mind-reading archenemy, who showed her evidence of a sinister conspiracy that made battling giant robots suddenly seem unimportant.
  • Now, Alison is going to college in New York City, trying to find ways to actually help the world while making friends and getting to class on time. It’s impossible to escape the past, however, and trouble comes in the form of mysterious murders, ex-teammates with grudges, robots with a strange sense of humor, an inconvenient crush, a cantankerous professor, and many different kinds of people who think they know the best way to be a hero.
  • TPB • FC • $24.99 • 366 pages • 6” x 9” • ISBN: 978-0-692-90610-1
  • Advance solicited for June release!
  • “A smartly written and emotional exploration of the morality of superheroes.” –Lauren Davis, io9
  • “Strong Female Protagonist … is the perfect superhero comic for people who aren’t really interested in the superhero genre. Actually, it’s also a pretty perfect comic for people who are interested in superheroes.” –Mey Rude, Autostraddle
  • “What could be a gimmicky setup rises far beyond cliché, bringing new questions about vigilantism, justice, and heroics to the field … Humor is hard to get right, but humor with a serious message is even harder. Mulligan and Ostertag’s creation strikes just the right balance. It’s super.” –Cory Doctorow, Boing Boing
Come Again
  • Nate Powell (w & a & c)
  • As the sun sets on the 1970s, the spirit of the Love Generation still lingers among the aging hippies of one “intentional community” high in the Ozarks. But what’s missing? Under impossibly close scrutiny, two families wrestle with long-repressed secrets… while deep within those Arkansas hills, something monstrous stirs, ready to feast on village whispers.
  • National Book Award-winner Nate Powell returns with a haunting tale of intimacy, guilt, and collective amnesia.
  • HC • FC • $24.99 • 280 pages • 6.5” x 9.5” • ISBN: 978-1-60309-428-3
  • Advance solicited for July release!
  • “Anything that Nate Powell writes and draws is pretty much a must-read.” –Comics Alliance
Lost Girls (Expanded Edition)—CERTIFIED COOL
  • Alan Moore (w) • Melinda Gebbie (a)
  • The groundbreaking and controversial masterpiece of erotic comics, decades in the making, is now available in a sumptuous hardcover collecting all three volumes plus 32 pages of new artwork and commentary…
  • For more than a century, Alice, Wendy, and Dorothy have been our guides through the Wonderland, Neverland, and Land of Oz of our childhoods. Now, like us, these three lost girls have grown up and are ready to guide us again, this time through the realms of our sexual awakening and fulfillment. Through their familiar fairy tales, they share with us their most intimate revelations of desire in its many forms—revelations that shine out radiantly through the dark clouds of war gathering around a luxury Austrian hotel. Drawing on the rich heritage of erotica, Lost Girls is the rediscovery of the power of ecstatic writing and art in a sublime union that only the medium of comics can achieve. Exquisite, thoughtful, and human, Lost Girls is a work of breathtaking scope that challenges the very notion of art fettered by convention. This is erotic fiction at its finest.
  • HC • FC • $49.99 • 352 pages • 9” x 12” • ISBN: 978-1-60309-436-8
  • Advance solicited for July release!
For Better or For Worse: The Complete Library, Vol. 2
  • Lynn Johnston (w & a & c)
  • Since their debut in 1979, the world has watched the Pattersons grow up in real time—and to many readers, they feel like family. The cast expands, and roles that will play a big part down the road are just starting to bud. New adventures await Elizabeth as she enters kindergarten and has to spend some time in the hospital. Michael has to deal with a bully at school and takes a flight to Vancouver—all by himself! John has an unfortunate accident and is arrested for breaking and entering! And Elly finds a worthwhile cause in heading up a campaign to save the historic city hall that has been scheduled for demolition. Volume Two collects the complete daily and Sunday comics from January 1983 through July 14, 1986, with all Sunday comics printed in color.
  • HC • PC • $39.99 • 544 pages • 11” x 8.5” • ISBN: 978-1-68405-256-1
  • Advance solicited for July release!
  • “Johnston’s art is impeccable. Her simple and graceful line work conveys a great deal of emotion. It’s not overly stylized or intricate, making it easy to plug yourself into the roles of the protagonists. Again with the timeless and universal nature of the strip.” –Cinema Sentries
  • “Fans of the highest virtuosity in cartooning will relish this deluxe introduction to the Patterson’s heartfelt and delightful story.” –Library Journal
The Silence of Malka
  • Jorge Zentner (w) • Ruben Pellejero (a & c)
  • For the family of the little red-headed Malka, trading the Russian shtetl for the Argentine pampas isn’t so easy. Even in a country eager to populate its vast territories, the immigrants discover that their new home isn’t the promised land. They encounter hostility from both man and nature as they struggle through droughts and locusts in an attempt to cultivate the arid soil. When misery pushes them to the extreme, Malka’s uncle is visited by the prophet Elias, who advises that he create a Golem—the mythical creature fashioned from earth and endowed with life by engraving on his body the word “emet” (“truth”)—to pose as a man and aid the immigrants.
  • Years later, when the adult Malka is visited by Elias, the events of her youth force her to decide whether or not she can maintain her silence—with fate and divine justice hanging in the balance.
  • HC • FC • $24.99 • 112 pages • 8 1/2” x 11” • ISBN: 978-1-68405-287-5
  • Advance solicited for July release!
  • Winner of the Best Foreign Graphic Album award at the Angoulême International Comics Festival.
  • A sweeping and poignant story of Ashkenazi Jews fleeing the Russian pogroms at the end of the 19th Century, as well as a parable of the making of a modern society and the extent to which religion and mysticism meet.
  • Inspired by a story told to the author by his grandmother.
Joe Jusko’s Marvel Masterpieces
  • Joe Jusko (w & a & c)
  • Joe Jusko’s complete Marvel Masterpieces painted trading card art from the rare 2016 Upper Deck set is collected here in its entirety for the first time—featuring Marvel’s most famous heroes and villains, all beautifully illustrated by the incomparable Joe Jusko!
  • Joe Jusko’s paintings for the 1992 Marvel Masterpieces trading card collection are credited with launching the ’90s trading card boom. In 2016, Upper Deck returned the Masterpieces series to its roots with an all-new set of Jusko cards. The full set of paintings is collected here—more than 130 never-before-seen masterpieces, including the hard-to-find premium cards. Each card is presented at actual size and has been scanned by the artist to ensure the highest quality reproduction. Each piece of art is accompanied by its preliminary sketch, as well as commentary from the artist himself. Art fans not only get the full magnitude of Joe’s talent, in great detail, but insight into his thought process behind each piece. A must-have not only for Marvel fans, but for fans of fantastic art as well.
  • HC • FC • $59.99 • 336 pages • 9 1/4” x 13” • ISBN: 978-1-68405-318-6
  • Advance solicited for July release!
  • Joe Jusko has painted 10 brand-new pieces exclusively for this book!
  • Introduction by Bill Sienkiewicz, who has written an appreciation for Jusko’s work!
Edgar Allan Poe’s The Masque of the Red Death
  • Adam Wyse (design) • Gris Grimly (a & c)
  • Based on Edgar Allan Poe’s sinister story, Masque of the Red Death pits you and up to six of your friends against each other as you hobnob with the Prince. But disaster strikes at midnight. You must balance your actions carefully between currying the Prince’s favor and discovering which rooms the Red Death will visit. After all, having the highest social standing only matters if you survive…
  • With stunning art by Gris Grimly, Masque of the Red Death is sure to delight and disturb you!
  • 4-7 players • Playable from ages 14+ • 60-90 minutes • MSRP $59.99 • UPC: 8-27714-01379-5
  • Advance solicited for June release!
  • First board game based on Poe’s classic sinister tale!
  • Painted artwork by Gris Grimly!
  • Game design by Adam Wyse!

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BOOM STUDIOS MAY 2018 SOLICITATIONS

First Comics News - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 18:30
CODA #1
  • Publisher: BOOM! Studios
  • Retail Price: $3.99
  • Writer: Simon Spurrier
  • Artist: Matías Bergara
  • Wraparound Main Cover A: Matías Bergara
  • Intermix Cover B: Jae Lee
  • Incentive Cover C: Jeff Stokely
  • Simon Spurrier ( The Spire, Godshaper ) and Matías Bergara ( Cannibal, Supergirl ) present a broken fantasy world that’s perfect for fans of Mad Max and The Lord of the Rings.
  • In the aftermath of an apocalypse which wiped out nearly all magic from a once-wondrous fantasy world, a former bard named Hum (a man of few words, so nicknamed because his standard reply is “hm”) seeks a way to save the soul of his wife with nothing but a foul-tempered mutant unicorn and his wits to protect him…but is unwillingly drawn into a brutal power struggle which will decide forever who rules the Weird Wasteland.
  • Oversized first issue, with 40 pages of story content and additional backmatter at no extra cost!
  • 12-issue limited series
MIGHTY MORPHIN POWER RANGERS #27
  • Publisher: BOOM! Studios
  • Retail Price: $3.99
  • Writer: Kyle Higgins
  • Artist: Daniele Di Nicuolo
  • Main Cover: Jamal Campbell
  • Subscription Cover: Jordan Gibson
  • Incentive Cover: Carlos Villa
  • As Lord Drakkon’s power and influence grows, the Power Rangers work with new allies from across time and dimensions, including Ranger teams such as Time Force, RPM, and Samurai, to craft a plan to fight back…but is it already too late?
SABAN’S GO GO POWER RANGERS #9
  • Publisher: BOOM! Studios
  • Retail Price: $3.99
  • Writer: Ryan Parrott
  • Artist: Dan Mora
  • Main Cover: Dan Mora
  • Intermix Cover: Miguel Mercado
  • Subscription Cover: Audrey Mok
  • Homage Incentive Cover: Natacha Bustos
  • As the Rangers deal with the fallout of Rita’s sinister plan and Matthew’s startling return, a new threat emerges with a shocking connection to Lord Drakkon.
SABAN’S GO GO POWER RANGERS VOL. 1 SC
  • *****ADVANCE SOLICITED FOR JULY 2018*****
  • Publisher: BOOM! Studios
  • Retail Price: $16.99
  • Writer: Ryan Parrott
  • Artist: Dan Mora
  • Cover Artist: Dan Mora
  • Ryan Parrott ( Star Trek: Manifest Destiny, Saban’s Power Rangers: Aftershock ) and Russ Manning Award winner Dan Mora ( Klaus, WWE ) present a look at the Mighty Morphin story from the perspective the teenagers with attitude; Jason, Kim, Trini, Zack, and Billy days after they first became Power Rangers.
  • Fighting evil is hard, but surviving high school may be even harder—welcome to real life in Angel Grove.
  • Collects issues #1-4.
FRAGGLE ROCK #1
  • Publisher: Archaia, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
  • Retail Price: $3.99
  • Writer: Jared Cullum
  • Artist: Jared Cullum
  • Main Cover: Jared Cullum
  • Connecting Subscription Cover: Jake Myler
  • In honor of the 35th Anniversary of Fraggle Rock, the Fraggles are back in an all new stand alone adventure illustrated in beautiful watercolor and presented in a format perfect for longtime fans to share with the next generation.
ADVENTURE TIME: BEGINNING OF THE END #1
  • Publisher: KaBOOM!, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
  • Retail Price: $3.99
  • Writers: Ted Anderson
  • Artists: Marina Julia
  • Wraparound Main Cover: Victoria Maderna
  • Subscription Cover: Diigii Daguna
  • Title Card Incentive Cover: Corey Booth
  • When Finn breaks a promise he can’t remember making, he is confronted by Chronologius Rex, the lord of Hours and All Time.
  • Finn’s life will be consumed in the infinite first of the fourth dimension unless he and his friends back home can find the moment that explains it all and bring him back him back to Ooo.
  • Finn must confront the ghosts of his past selves, the alternate selves of his present, and all his possible futures, while Jake gather help from all of Ooo and beyond. Together, they must save Finn before he goes beyond the Vanishing point and is erased from every reality.
ADVENTURE TIME 100 PROJECT SC
  • Publisher: KaBOOM!, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
  • Retail Price: $14.99
  • Writers: N/A
  • Artists: Jeffrey Brown, John Cassaday, Emi Lenox, Whilce Portacio, Bill Sienkiewicz, Walt Simonson and more!
  • Cover Artist: Designed by Scott Newman
  • Finn, Jake, and the entire Adventure Time crew take center stage in Hero Initiative’s famous “100 Project” format!
  • Using blank sketch cover variants from Adventure Time #36, the Hero Initiative sent out 100 copies to amazing artists around the world so that they could create one of a kind original covers. The results are collected here, with art from Jeffrey Brown, John Cassaday, Emi Lenox, Whilce Portacio, Bill Sienkiewicz, Walt Simonson and many more!
  • Proceeds benefit Hero Initiative, the only charity dedicated to helping comic book creators in medical or financial need!
LUMBERJANES #50
  • Publisher: BOOM! Box, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
  • Retail Price: $4.99
  • Writers: Shannon Watters & Kat Leyh
  • Artist: Dozerdraws, Brooklyn Allen
  • Main Cover: Kat Leyh
  • Subscription Cover: Veronica Fish
  • Connecting Variant Cover: Veronica Fish
  • Wraparound Foil Incentive Cover: Veronica Fish
  • In this oversized anniversary issue, April, Mal and Ripley make several very cool and also pretty gross discoveries deep in the tunnels beneath the Mess Hall. Up above in the civilized world Jo and Molly join Emily, Diane and the Zodiac cabin for a fun and totally chill game of total world conquest! Contains a special short story illustrated by Brooklyn Allen. Oversized Anniversary Issue!
LUMBERJANES VOL. 9 SC
  • *****ADVANCE SOLICITED FOR JULY 2018*****
  • Publisher: BOOM! Box, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
  • Retail Price: $14.99
  • Writer: Shannon Watters & Kat Leyh
  • Artist: Carolyn Nowak
  • Cover Artist: Brooklyn Allen
  • When the yetis are kicked out of their humble treehouse abode, it’s up to Jo, April, Mal, Molly and Ripley to get them back where they belong amongst the trees… by challenging them to a roller derby match!
  • Collects issues #33-36.
FENCE VOLUME 1 SC DISCOVER NOW EDITION
  • Publisher: BOOM! Box, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
  • Retail Price: $9.99
  • Writer: C.S. Pacat
  • Artist: Johanna the Mad
  • Cover Artist: Shanen Pae
  • Novelist C.S. Pacat ( Captive Prince ) and fan-favorite artist Johanna the Mad team up for a new series perfect for fans of Check, Please! and Yuri!!! on Ice.
  • Nicholas Cox is determined to prove himself in the world of competitive fencing, and earn his place alongside fencing legends like the dad he never knew, but things get more complicated when he’s up against his golden-boy half-brother, as well as the sullen fencing prodigy, Seiji Katayama.
  • Collects issues #1-4.
  • Exclusively on-sale in comics shops this April!
FENCE #6
  • Publisher: BOOM! Box, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
  • Retail Price: $3.99
  • Writer: C.S. Pacat
  • Artist: Johanna the Mad
  • Cover Artist: Johanna the Mad
  • After an unexpected defeat, tensions run high among the fencers of Kings Row.

 

$IX FIGURE CROWDFUNDING: THE NO BULLSH*T GUIDE TO RUNNING A LIFE-CHANGING CAMPAIGN HC
  • *****ADVANCE SOLICITED FOR JULY 2018*****
  • Publisher: BOOM! Studios
  • Retail Price: $19.99
  • Writer: Derek Miller with Noelle Pugh
  • Artist: Illustrations by Joy Ho
  • Cover Artist: Dylan Todd
  • HOW THE HELL DO YOU CROWDFUND $100,000? HERE’S THE ULTIMATE HANDBOOK
  • In this bold, irreverent, hilarious how-to guide, bestselling Kickstarter campaign manager Derek Miller takes his millions of dollars of supercrowdfunding experience and delivers everything you need to know about being a modern entrepreneur in today’s global marketplace. In other words, this ain’t your parent’s business book.
  • Accompanied by laugh-out-loud illustrations by cartoonist Joy Ho, enjoy an exhaustive look into what it takes to manage and execute a successful six-figure crowdfunding campaign.
KONG OF SKULL ISLAND 2018 SPECIAL
  • Publisher: BOOM! Studios
  • Retail Price: $7.99
  • Writer: Paul Allor
  • Artist: Dan McDaid
  • Main Cover: Dan McDaid
  • Incentive Cover: Julio Das Pastoras
  • Paul Allor ( Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles ) and Dan McDaid ( Big Trouble in Little China, Judge Dredd ) present a new look at the mysterious history of Skull Island.
  • When an early Viking expedition washes ashore on Skull Island, they see only the promises of wealth in the island’s riches, and not the dangers.
  • Decades pass as the Vikings attempt to bend the powerful island to their will — or die trying.
PLANET OF THE APES: URSUS #5
  • Publisher: BOOM! Studios
  • Retail Price: $3.99
  • Writer: David F. Walker
  • Artist: Christopher Mooneyham
  • Main Cover: Paolo Rivera
  • Intermix Cover: Michael Allred
  • Subscription Cover: Becca Carey
  • Ursus digs deeper into the secrets of the Forbidden Zone and learns a terrible truth.
WAR FOR THE PLANET OF THE APES SC
  • *****ADVANCE SOLICITED FOR JULY 2018*****
  • Publisher: BOOM! Studios
  • Retail Price: $14.99
  • Writer: David F. Walker
  • Artist: Jonas Scharf
  • Cover Artist: Robert Sammelin
  • David F. Walker ( Tarzan on the Planet of the Apes ) and illustrated by Jonas Scharf ( Warlords of Appalachia ) present an original story set between 20th Century Fox’s films, 2014’s Dawn of the Planet of the Apes and the War for the Planet of the Apes film.
  • As Caesar and his apes recoup and recover after the Koba-led attack on the human compound in San Francisco, the military begins moving in, setting the stage for the momentous war to come. Even as humans and apes come to violent conflict, the virus that wrecked the world has begun to evolve…
  • Collects the complete limited series.
ROBOCOP: CITIZENS ARREST #2
  • Publisher: BOOM! Studios
  • Retail Price: $3.99
  • Writer: Brian Wood
  • Artist: Jorge Coelho
  • Main Cover: Nimit Malavia
  • Subscription Cover: David Rubín
  • With growing unrest in the Ruins, OCP is encouraging people to report on their neighbors. The Ruins is a powder keg, with OCP handing out the matches.
LUCAS STAND: INNER DEMONS #4
  • Publisher: BOOM! Studios
  • Retail Price: $3.99
  • Writers: Kurt Sutter & Caitlin Kittredge
  • Artist: Jesus Hervás
  • Cover Artist: Adam Gorham
  • With no one to trust and nowhere left to run, Lucas finally meets his fate, and it’s not what he expected.
ABBOTT #5
  • Publisher: BOOM! Studios
  • Retail Price: $3.99
  • Writer: Saladin Ahmed
  • Artist: Sami Kivelä
  • Cover Artist: Taj Tenfold
  • Captured by the maniacal villain who has been wreaking havoc on Detroit, it’ll take all of Abbott’s gumption and latent abilities to escape his clutches and save the city from the encroaching darkness.
BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA: OLD MAN JACK #9
  • Publisher: BOOM! Studios
  • Retail Price: $3.99
  • Writers: John Carpenter & Anthony Burch
  • Artist: Jorge Corona
  • Main Cover: Rahzzah
  • Action Figure Subscription Cover: Michael Adams & Marco D’Alfonso
  • Variant Connecting Cover: Will Robson
  • Following his climactic confrontation with Ching Dai, Jack Burton finds himself in a place he never expected to see…and it ain’t Florida.
GRASS KINGS #15
  • Publisher: BOOM! Studios
  • Retail Price: $3.99
  • Writer: Matt Kindt
  • Artist: Tyler Jenkins
  • Main Cover: Tyler Jenkins
  • Intermix Cover: Matt Kindt
  • An oversized finale as we say goodbye to the Grass Kingdom and its residents.
LUCY DREAMING #3
  • Publisher: BOOM! Studios
  • Retail Price: $3.99
  • Writer: Max Bemis
  • Artist: Michael Dialynas
  • Cover Artist: Michael Dialynas
  • Lucy learns that she may not be alone in her dream landscapes.

 

THE AMORY WARS: GOOD APOLLO, I’M BURNING STAR IV #12
  • Publisher: BOOM! Studios
  • Retail Price: $3.99
  • Writers: Claudio Sanchez & Chondra Echert
  • Artist: Rags Morales
  • Cover Artist: Rags Morales
  • Claudio and Ambellina’s assembled army nears a victory against Wilhelm Ryan, while Chase enables the Crowing to face the Creator for the first time.
WWE #17
  • Publisher: BOOM! Studios
  • Retail Price: $3.99
  • Writers: Dennis Hopeless, Tini Howard
  • Artists: Serg Acuña, Hyeonjin Kim
  • Main Cover: Dan Mora
  • Action Figure Variant Cover: Adam Riches
  • RAW Connecting Cover: Brent Schoonover
  • Incentive Cover: Hyeonjin Kim
  • The finale of “Women’s Evolution”, as the Four Horsewomen face off once again, this time on the WWE roster. Also, Asuka hits Monday Night RAW, in the last part of her backup short series!
WWE VOL. 3 SC
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  • Publisher: BOOM! Studios
  • Retail Price: $16.99
  • Writer: Dennis Hopeless
  • Artist: Serg Acuña
  • Cover Artist: Dan Mora
  • Roman Reigns: the Big Dog. The juggernaut descendent of wrestling royalty has made it to the top of the mountain in WWE – just as everyone predicted he would. But it’s lonely at the top, and with the top two contenders for the WWE Championship being his former Shield brothers Dean Ambrose and Seth Rollins, keeping the title will be a lot harder than winning it.
  • Collects issues #9-12.
JIM HENSON’S THE DARK CRYSTAL ADULT COLORING BOOK
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  • Publisher: Archaia, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
  • Retail Price: $16.99
  • Writer: N/A
  • Artist: Dylan Burnett, Jorge Corona, Brandon Dayton, Jae Lee
  • Cover Artist: Jorge Corona
  • Experience Jim Henson’s cult classic film like never before in the first-ever The Dark Crystal Adult Coloring Book , illustrated by Dylan Burnett, Jorge Corona, Jae Lee, and Brandon Dayton.
  • Featuring over forty black and white illustrations showcasing the strange and magical world of Thra, populated with vibrant creatures and characters like Jen, Kira, the Skeksis, the Mystics, Aughra, and more, waiting to be brought to colorful life.
JIM HENSON’S LABYRINTH: CORONATION #4
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  • Writer: Simon Spurrier
  • Artist: Daniel Bayliss
  • Main Cover: Fiona Staples
  • Subscription Cover: Rebekah Isaacs
  • Maria finds allies willing to help guide her to the center of the Labyrinth and to her son, Jareth. But how much can she really trust them?
RUN WILD HC
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  • Publisher: Archaia, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
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  • Writer: K.I. Zachopoulos
  • Artist: Vincenzo Balzano
  • Cover Artist: Vincenzo Balzano
  • Run Wild reunites storytellers K.I. Zachopoulos and Vincenzo Balzano, the visionary creators of The Cloud , as they explore the lengths people will go to realize their dreams, even to the detriment of humanity.
  • When all of civilization begins turning into animals, only two people remain—young siblings Ava and Flynn. On a desperate search for their mother and safety, they’ll traverse a wild and unruly landscape, make friends and foes of all species, and discover what really makes them human.
DODGE CITY #3
  • Publisher: BOOM! Box, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
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  • Writer: Josh Trujillo
  • Artist: Cara McGee
  • Cover Artist: Cara McGee
  • Tournament day! Up against their rival the Kettle Balls, the Jazz Pandas are struggling to stay alive in the competition. Sometimes, though, the worst curveballs aren’t the ones literally flying at your face.
GIANT DAYS #38
  • Publisher: BOOM! Box, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
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  • Writer: John Allison
  • Artists: Max Sarin
  • Cover Artist: Max Sarin
  • It’s moving day, and each girl has their own set of challenge to face! Not least of which is McGraw’s…unique idea of what a lovely home should be.
ADVENTURE TIME COMICS #23
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  • Writers: James Lloyd, Carissa Powell, Jack Sjogren, Matt Smigiel
  • Artists: James Lloyd, Carissa Powell, Jack Sjogren, Matt Smigiel
  • Main Cover: Jonathan Cantero
  • Subscription Cover: Gustavo Duarte
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  • Finn and Jake are entrusted with the keys to the Breakfast Kingdom, which they will absolutely not lose in any way.
ADVENTURE TIME COMICS VOL. 5 SC
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  • Publisher: KaBOOM!, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
  • Retail Price: $14.99
  • Writer: Michael Moreci, Pat Shand, Derek Laufman, Jeffery Brown, Scott Nickel, Steve Foxe, Ryan Cady, Daniela Vicoso, Patrick McEown, Nick Cron-De Vico, Marumiya, Chase Van Weerdhuizen, James Asmus, Jason Cooper, Emei Burrell
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  • Cover Artist: Jorge Monlongo
  • Don’t miss out on this fun collection of stories based off of Cartoon Network’s hit show ADVENTURE TIME, featuring work by Jeffrey Brown ( Darth Vader and Son ), Michael Moreci ( Superman ), Christopher Mitten ( American Vampire ) and many more!
  • Collects issues #17-20.
REGULAR SHOW: THE MEATENING OGN VOL. 5 SC
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  • Publisher: KaBOOM!, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
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  • Writer: Nicole Andelfinger
  • Artist: Laura Howell
  • Cover Artist: Matt Smigiel
  • When Benson bans Mordecai and Rigby from video games, they turn to a mysterious new card game, only to discover that the game itself gets stronger the longer it’s played. Soon the whole park is taken over by fictional creatures and it’s up to Mordecai and Rigby to save the day—if they can stop trying to outdo each other first.
  • Written by Nichole Andelfinger (Munchkin, Adventure Time Comics) and illustrated by Laura Howell (Regular Show), this is one game that will keep you on your toes until the very end.
GARFIELD 2018 VACATION TIME BLUES
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  • Writers: Mark Evanier, Scott Nickel
  • Artists: Antonio Alfaro, David DeGrand
  • Cover Artists: Andy Hirsch
  • Jon and Liz are breaking up? Say it ain’t so…and if you thought giant sharks were the scariest things terrorizing the beach, just wait until the Lasagna Monster hits the shores!
RUGRATS #8
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  • Writer: Pranas Naujokaitis
  • Artist: Lisa DuBois
  • Main Cover: Jorge Corona
  • Subscription Cover: Eleonora Bruni
  • Grandpa Lou is determined to turn the babies into an internet sensation. As soon as he can figure out how this camera works…
STEVEN UNIVERSE #16
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  • Writer: Grace Kraft
  • Artist: Rii Abrego
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  • Steven and Amethyst sneak out to go to a concert with Jenny and Kiki, but they soon encounter trouble on the way there…
ROCKO’S MODERN LIFE VOL. 1 SC
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  • Publisher: KaBOOM!, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
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  • Writer: Ryan Ferrier
  • Artist: Ian McGinty
  • Cover Artist: Jorge Monlongo
  • Ryan Ferrier ( Kennel Block Blues ) and Ian McGinty ( Welcome to Showside ) continue BOOM! Studios’ partnership with Nickelodeon with all-new stories about everyone’s favorite wallaby! Featuring short stories from KC Green, David DeGrand, and Tony Millionaire.
  • Collects issues #1-4.

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VALIANT COMICS MAY 2018 SOLICITATIONS

First Comics News - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 17:43
    

HARBINGER WARS 2 #1 (of 4)
Written by MATT KINDT
Art by TOMÁS GIORELLO
Cover A by J.G. JONES
Cover B by MICO SUAYAN
Interlocking Variant by JUAN JOSÉ RYP
HW2 Icon Variant by FELIPE MASSAFERA
Brushed Metal Variant by LEWIS LAROSA
Blank Cover Also Available

THE SEISMIC COMICS EVENT OF 2018 STARTS HERE!
 
From New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt (X-O MANOWAR. DIVINITY, Mind MGMT) and superstar artist Tomás Giorello (X-O MANOWAR), the most powerful Valiant event ever attempted erupts in full force as X-O Manowar, Livewire, the Harbinger Renegades, Bloodshot, the Secret Weapons, Ninjak, and a cast of thousands draw their battle lines in HARBINGER WARS 2!

For the rare and immensely powerful subset of humanity known as psiots, their unique abilities have come with an enormous cost. Once, their existence was known only to a select few. Now, the revelation that thousands of these latent telekinetic “harbingers” secretly live among us…with the potential to be activated at any moment…has led the American government to a dramatic tipping point…

Armed with new extra-governmental authority, the deep-black military contractor known as Omen has been authorized to identify, evaluate, and, if need be, eliminate all super-normal threats to the homeland. H.A.R.D. Corps units have been deployed into cities and towns across the United States to enforce their orders.

In the East, one of the most powerful minds on Earth, Peter Stanchek, is leading his band of Renegades across the country, activating any potential psiots willing to join them, and building an insurrection force of ultra-powerful and unwieldy new abilities that will soon bring war to Omen’s doorstep…and the unstoppable force known as X-O Manowar raging back to Earth…

In the West, Livewire – the telekinetic technopath with the ability to bend machines and computers to her will – will be forced to choose between her former allies…or her newfound team of Secret Weapons. As the situation escalates beyond human control, the United States will be plunged into darkness from coast to coast, launching Bloodshot and Ninjak into a dangerous mission to neutralize their one-time teammate – and setting the stage for the most shocking, most violent, and most consequential clash of powers ever witnessed in the history of the Valiant Universe!

$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On Sale MAY 30th

   

HARBINGER WARS 2: PRELUDE #1
Written by ERIC HEISSERER
Art by RAÚL ALLÉN with PATRICIA MARTÍN
Cover A by RAÚL ALLÉN
Cover B by MICHAEL CHO
Variant Cover by CARY NORD
HW2 Icon Variant by FELIPE MASSAFERA
 
Before HARBINGER WARS 2 begins, JUMP ON BOARD HERE with A STANDALONE INTRODUCTION TO THE VALIANT UNIVERSE’s most powerful forces from the master storytellers behind SECRET WEAPONS: Academy Award-nominated writer Eric Heisserer (Arrival) and Harvey Award-nominated artists Raúl Allén (SECRET WEAPONS) and Patricia Martín (BLOODSHOT REBORN)!
 
The Harbinger Renegades have been scattered across America… battered by the brutal MASSACRE that decimated their ranks.
 
Now, Livewire – leader of the Harbinger Foundation’s most unusual group of SECRET WEAPONS – is about to incite the coast-to-coast clash that brings them all together in an inescapable collision of power.
 
Pushed to the brink by the government she once served, Toyo Harada’s former star pupil is about to make an irreversible decision… and deactivate America’s power supply in a last-ditch bid to save the extraordinary individuals called “psiots” from extinction. As a nation goes dark, the paths of our world’s most powerful heroes will soon converge…and the stage will be set for the most cataclysmic confrontation in the history of the Valiant Universe!
 
Witness the ground-zero moment for the future of the Valiant Universe with a startling, self-contained prelude to HARBINGER WARS 2 – and the perfect introduction to all of Valiant’s biggest icons from one of the most acclaimed creative teams in comics today!
 
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On Sale MAY 2nd

  

THE COMPLETE HARBINGER WARS 2 PRE-ORDER EDITION BUNDLE
Written by MATT KINDT with ERIC HEISSERER
Art by TOMÁS GIORELLO with RAUL ALLÉN and PATRICIA MARTÍN
Covers by TOMÁS GIORELLO and KHARI EVANS

Available only as a pre-order set!
 
THE COMPLETE HARBINGER WARS 2 PRE-ORDER EDITION BUNDLE – six massively expanded, 40-page editions encompassing the whole of Valiant’s cataclysmic summer event – can only be ordered as a set and must be reserved with your local comic shop by the initial order date of March 29th, 2018! Released monthly from May 2018 through September 2018, each PRE-ORDER EDITION comes packed with trade paperback-style extras and bonus content, including creator commentary, behind-the-scenes looks at the creation of the comics, process character designs and artwork, and first looks at upcoming issues – plus exclusive covers by Valiant superstars Tomás Giorello (X-O MANOWAR) and Khari Evans (HARBINGER) that can’t be found anywhere else!
 
The only way to obtain these exclusive items is to pre-order all six issues with your local comic shop by the initial order date of March 29th, 2018! No more copies will be made available beyond that date and subsequent issues will not be offered in later solicitations!
 
THE COMPLETE HARBINGER WARS 2 PRE-ORDER EDITION BUNDLE includes HARBINGER WARS 2: PRELUDE #1, HARBINGER WARS 2 #1-4, and HARBINGER WARS 2: AFTERMATH #1.

$3.99 each [6 issues] | 40 pgs. each | T+ | HARBINGER WARS 2: PRELUDE #1 On Sale MAY 2th; HARBINGER WARS 2 #1 On Sale MAY 30th

    

QUANTUM AND WOODY! (2017) #6
Written by ELIOT RAHAL
Art by FRANCIS PORTELA
Cover A by ARIEL OLIVETTI
Cover B (Extreme Ultra-Foil) by GEOFF SHAW
Extreme Ultra-Foil Chase Variant by GEOFF SHAW
Q&W Icon Variant by JAVIER PULIDO
 
AN ALL-NEW JUMPING-ON POINT! A TIE-IN TO HARBINGER WARS 2…?

“KLANG, KLANG…KLUNK?” In the ultimate display of power, Livewire has plunged the United States into darkness. From coast to coast, once-vital technology has now been rendered worthless… No cars… No phones… No quantum bands?!? Without the high-tech gauntlets that bind them together, the world’s worst superhero team have 24 hours before they disintegrate into nothingness…Now, stripped of their powers and unable to “klang,” can Quantum and Woody become the heroes they’ve always aspired to be and secure the streets of the nation’s capital…before time runs out?
 
Hey, hey, nobody invited these guys! Quantum and Woody come kicking and screaming into Valiant’s seismic summer crossover, courtesy of rising star Eliot Rahal (The Paybacks, Cult Classic), acclaimed artist Francis Portela (FAITH), and a perfect entry point into the title that The A.V. Club calls “a superhero series not to be missed.”
 
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On Sale MAY 30th

   

X-O MANOWAR (2017) #15 (NEW ARC! “BARBARIANS”)
Written by MATT KINDT
Art by TREVOR HAIRSINE
Cover A by LEWIS LAROSA
Cover B by JIM MAHFOOD
Variant Cover by VERONICA FISH
X-O Manowar Icon Variant by VIKTOR KALVACHEV

ALL-NEW ARC! ALL-NEW JUMPING-ON POINT! “BARBARIANS” – PART ONE!

As HARBINGER WARS 2 besieges the Valiant Universe – and X-O Manowar along with it – Aric of Dacia cannot escape the flames that now threaten his future…or the mans that cloud his past. Before space… Before the armor… Return to the apex of the Visigoth conquest as a younger, brasher Aric and a sword-wielding grifter set off on a continent-spanning quest for fortune, glory, and power! From the bloodstained sands of the gladiatorial arena to the dunes of the Arabian Desert, meet the man who would become the warrior-king of an alien civilization – and our own world’s most powerful hero – as he sets out to seize his destiny once upon a time in a land of faraway kings and unrepentant conquerors!

Jump on board one of the most acclaimed series in comics here as visionary creators Matt Kindt and Trevor Hairsine – the best-selling team behind DIVINITY – reunite for a thrilling, four-part melee of blood and steely-eyed daring at the height of the barbarian age with a brutal new chapter in the epic saga of X-O Manowar!

$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On Sale MAY 23rd

 

X-O MANOWAR #15-#18 PRE-ORDER EDITION BUNDLE
Written by MATT KINDT
Art by TREVOR HAIRSINE
Covers by SHANE DAVIS

Available only as a pre-order set!

The X-O MANOWAR #15-18 PRE-ORDER EDITION BUNDLE – four 40-page, massively expanded editions of X-O Manowar’s next staggering story arc, “BARBARIANS,” can only be ordered as a set and must be reserved with your local comic shop by the initial order date of March 29th, 2018! Released monthly from May 2018 through August 2018, each PRE-ORDER EDITION comes packed with trade paperback-style extras and bonus content, including creator commentary, behind-the-scenes looks at the creation of the comics, process character designs and artwork, and first looks at upcoming issues – plus exclusive covers by Shane Davis (Superman: Earth One) that can’t be found anywhere else!

The only way to obtain these exclusive items is to pre-order all four issues with your local comic shop by the initial order date of March 29th, 2018! No more copies will be made available beyond that date and subsequent issues will not be offered in later solicitations!

$3.99 each [4 issues] | 40 pgs. each | T+ | Issue #15 On Sale MAY 23rd

    SHADOWMAN (2018) #3
Written by ANDY DIGGLE
Art by STEPHEN SEGOVIA
Cover A by TONCI ZONJIC
Cover B by RENATO GUEDES
Interlocking Variant by JUAN JOSÉ RYP
Shadowman Icon Variant by GREG SMALLWOOD

Every sin casts a shadow…

After years of purgatorial exile, Jack Boniface – the newly returned Shadowman – is back in the one place he thought he’d left behind for good: the damned dimension known as Deadside! His mission? To recover a lost relic of the Shadowman legacy that could redefine the eternal balance of power between the living and the dead. If he fails, the vengeful voodoo god called Baron Samedi will exact a terrible toll on the souls of humanity… But – back among the monsters, back among the cursed – can Jack stand resolute against evil incarnate… without succumbing to the call of the literal demons within himself?

Superstar writer Andy Diggle (Green Arrow: Year One) and high-octane artist Stephen Segovia (Action Comics) present a long-awaited moment in the epic saga of a comics icon and bring Shadowman raging back to the forefront of the Valiant Universe as “FEAR OF THE DARK” unleashes a finale of unthinkable cosmic proportions!

$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On Sale MAY 23rd

   

NINJA-K #7
Written by CHRISTOS GAGE
Art by JUAN JOSÉ RYP
Cover A by TONCI ZONJIC
Cover B by ALAN QUAH
Interlocking Variant by CLAYTON CRAIN
Ninjak Icon Variant by DAS PASTORAS

THE COALITION” spells doom!

For decades, the mysterious figure known as the Jonin trained and tutored the agents of MI-6’s Ninja Programme. In his hands, the men and women of Britain’s most elite secret service were refined into more than spies… They became human weapons capable of inflicting extraordinary damage and defying the laws of nature itself. Now, after decades thought dead, this master killer has resurfaced…and recruited a new circle of undying, seemingly ageless powerhouses from across the Valiant Universe for reasons unknown. The Jonin’s revenge will cast a long shadow – and, to meet it head on, Ninjak has assembled his own squadron of heavy-hitting heroes – including Livewire, Dr. Mirage, Punk Mambo, and GIN-GR – for the ultimate black-ops mission!

Renowned writer Christos Gage (Netflix’s Daredevil) and incendiary artist Juan José Ryp (BRITANNIA) unleash the next chapter in an international super-spy thriller colliding Valiant’s newest superteams together in an untold show of force!

$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On Sale MAY 16th

    

BLOODSHOT SALVATION #9
Written by JEFF LEMIRE & RAY FAWKES
Art by RENATO GUEDES
Cover A by KENNETH ROCAFORT
Cover B by RENATO GUEDES
Cover C by GIUSEPPE CAMUNCOLI
Variant Cover by JUAN JOSÉ RYP
Bloodshot Icon Variant by SHANE DAVIS

The origin of Bloodhound!

In the wire-strewn trenches of World War I, witness the true story of a good boy gone bad, as Eisner and Harvey Award nominee Ray Fawkes (Batman: Eternal) joins New York Times best-selling writer Jeff Lemire (Black Hammer) and astonishing artist Renato Guedes (X-O MANOWAR) for a special one-shot tale chronicling the never-before-revealed history of Project Rising Spirit’s first prototype in nanite enhancement: the indestructible canine weapons unit codenamed Bloodhound!

Before he found his place at Ray Garrison’s side, Bloodshot’s loyal companion learned the depths of mankind’s inhumanity toward brother and beast alike on the battlefields of France. Now, as the Kaiser’s war machine approaches, find out firsthand how a beloved comrade with four legs and a soul full of fury inspired a legacy that still stands after nearly a century!

$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On Sale MAY 16th

 

VALIANT HIGH #1 (of 4)
Written by DANIEL KIBBLESMITH
Art by DEREK CHARM
Cover by DAVID LAFUENTE
Variant Cover by SINA GRACE

Valiant proudly presents its first ALL-AGES escapade with a pitch-perfect entry point for new fans and longtime readers alike!

Before they became legends, the world’s most formidable heroes were roaming the halls at Valiant High – a super-powered preparatory academy where Aric “X-O Manowar” Dacia is a record-setting running back, Colin “Ninjak” King is a debonair foreign exchange student, and Coach Bloodshot is way, way too into dodgeball. Now, Amanda “Livewire” McKee and her best friend, Faith “Zephyr” Herbert, are taking it all in for the first time at the one high school where power trumps popularity!

From rising star Daniel Kibblesmith (The Late Show with Stephen Colbert) and Eisner Award-winning artist Derek Charm (Jughead), get ready for your first day of school inside a hilarious reimagining of Valiant’s award-winning superhero universe – one where the next world-ending cataclysm will have to wait until after prom night!

In the tradition of Archie and DC Super Hero Girls, this side-splitting adventure takes place outside of Valiant’s standard continuity…and comes packed with all-new incarnations of virtually every Valiant hero and villain! You’ve never seen the heroes of the Valiant Universe quite like this before!

$3.99 | 32 pgs. | ALL-AGES | On Sale MAY 30th

HARBINGER WARS COMPENDIUM TPB
Written by JOSHUA DYSART and DUANE SWIERCZYNSKI
Art by KHARI EVANS, MANUEL GARCIA, CLAYTON HENRY, and PERE PÉREZ with PHIL BRIONES, MATTHEW CLARK, CLAYTON CRAIN, LEE GARBETT, TREVOR HAIRSINE, BARRY KITSON, LEWIS LAROSA, ARTURO LOZZI, JIM MUNIZ, and MICO SUAYAN
Cover by CLAYTON HENRY

Presenting the best-selling crossover event that redefined the Valiant Universe for a new generation, now in the most complete collection yet. From the first salvo all the way to the very last shot, follow the complete saga from its beginning in the first issues of HARBINGER and BLOODSHOT and see what set them on the road to collision in the pages of HARBINGER WARS!

When an untrained and undisciplined team of super-powered test subjects escape from Project Rising Spirit and onto the Vegas Strip, Bloodshot and the Harbinger Renegades will find themselves locked in battle against a deadly succession of opponents – and each other. As the combined forces of the H.A.R.D. Corps, Generation Zero, and omega-level telekinetic Toyo Harada all descend on Las Vegas to vie for the control of Rising Spirit’s deadliest assets, the world is about to discover the shocking price of an all-out superhuman conflict…and no one will escape unscathed. Who will survive the Harbinger Wars?

From acclaimed writers Joshua Dysart (HARBINGER) and Duane Swierczynski (BLOODSHOT) and an all-star cast of artists including Clayton Henry (ARCHER & ARMSTRONG), Khari Evans (IMPERIUM), Manuel Garcia (Black Widow), Barry Kitson (Fantastic Four), and more!

Collecting HARBINGER (2012) #1-14, BLOODSHOT (2012) #1-13, and HARBINGER WARS #1-4.

$59.99 | 768 pgs. | T+ | On Sale MAY 2nd
TRADE PAPERBACK | ISBN: 978-1-68215-261-4

X-O MANOWAR VOL 4: VISIGOTH TPB
Written by MATT KINDT
Art by RYAN BODENHEIM and ARIEL OLIVETTI
Cover by LEWIS LAROSA

From SOLDIER to GENERAL to EMPEROR…to OUTCAST!

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?

X-O MANOWAR’s whirlwind first year in the Valiant Universe comes to a climax here in a bold new volume from New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt (DIVINITY, Mind MGMT) and explosive artists Ryan Bodenheim (The Dying & The Dead) and Ariel Olivetti (Incredible Hulk)!

Collecting X-O MANOWAR (2017) #11–14.

$9.99 | 112 pgs. | T+ | On Sale MAY 23rd
TRADE PAPERBACK | ISBN: 978-1-68215-263-8

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Wednesday Comics: Storm: The Hounds of Marduk

Sorcerer's Skull - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 12:00
My exploration of the long-running euro-comic Storm, continues with his adventures in the world of Pandarve. Earlier installments can be found here.


Storm: The Hounds of Marduk (1985) 
(Dutch: De Honden van Marduk) (part 2)
Art by Don Lawrence; script by Martin Lodewijk

With their way blocked in front and behind, Storm and his companions go to the side--through a bathhouse. Their pursuers plunge in after them, running into the already irate bathers. On the other side of the house, Nomad knocks done one of the wooden support pillars, purposely collapsing the front of the building.

It only buys our heroes a few minutes to make their escape through a sewer grate. Their pursuers note the grate has been disturbed saying the Anomaly has fled downwards into "the gullet." This means certain death!

Meanwhile, in the sewers. Ember is puzzled by the lack of rats. When the walls take on a flesh, pink appearance, Nomad realizes where they must be:


He explains to his friends that some coastal towns connect their sewer systems into the maws of giant, unmoving worms who feed on the cities' effluvia. They have entered such a gullet, if they don't go back, they will be digested in acid. It's already too late. The walls have pinched off behind them.

On the surface, the pursuers realize they can't go into the gullet after the Anomaly. Instead, there leader has the idea to find the sewer-doctor. This veternarian is responsible for the gullet's health. When asked, he reveals they sometimes flush indigestible things from the worm with water from a large sluice. The leader demands orders his men to open the sluice as wide as possible, over the doctor's protests that it might kill the gullet.

Within the gullet, Storm and friends trill cutting their way out to no avail. The water pressure sends gratings flying all over the city, then:


The worm's spasms and the blast of water send our heroes shooting out into the ocean. They barely escape drowning and luckily and picked up by a fisherman.


TO BE CONTINUED

THE GHOST, THE OWL HARDCOVER: A scary, sweet story in the vain of Coco and Coraline

First Comics News - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 01:46

THE GHOST, THE OWL HARDCOVER
Writer(s): Franco
Artist Name(s): Sara Richard
Cover Artist(s): Sara Richard
48 pgs./ A / FC
$9.99

An Owl encounters a Ghost and they embark on a path to solve a mystery and forge a friendship that bridges the world of the living and the dead. A scary, sweet story in the vain of Pixar’s Coco and Coraline.

A Ghost, an Owl, and a mystery that spans ages with incomparable artwork by the amazingly talented, Eisner nominated Sara Richard and written by the multi-Eisner winning, New York Times bestselling author Franco.

When asked what he wants readers to get out of his story, Franco says: “What it’s like to help someone in need. Finding a friendship and what that means.”

Franco also comments, “This is one of the most endearing stories I’ve ever written that is made alive with the spectacular illustration work of Sara Richard!”

This beautifully illustrated hardcover about a Ghost and an Owl with an ending that will haunt you can be pre-order with the Diamond item code FEB180968. It will be in a comic book store near you on April 25th, 2018.

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Marvel Announces VENOM #1

First Comics News - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 00:36

Featuring an all-new creative team and all-new direction!

 

New York, NY—February 20, 2018—New creative teams. New series. New directions. New beginnings. It all kicks off this May with VENOM #1!

 

“Over the next couple of weeks, we’ll be rolling out new beginnings for a few of our key franchises—new creative teams, new starting points, new storylines—all the big stuff that we’ve been building towards since LEGACY began,” said SVP and Executive Editor Tom Brevoort. “This isn’t a clearing of the slate—while these new starts will kick off with new #1s, we’ll be maintaining the classic LEGACY issue counts as dual numbering on these titles as well. Oh, and don’t read anything into not seeing a character on the Jim Cheung piece…we can only squeeze so many characters onto there without killing poor Jim!”

 

 

VENOM #1

Written by DONNY CATES

Art and Cover by RYAN STEGMAN

On Sale 5/9/18

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ECCC 2018: MAGIC MEETS THE MODERN WORLD IN A HILARIOUS NEW SERIES FROM KRISTEN GUDSNUK AND RAFER ROBERTS

First Comics News - Tue, 02/20/2018 - 23:17

“Modern Fantasy” Gives the Genre a Millennial Approved Twist This June!

MILWAUKIE, Ore., (February 20, 2018)—In 2017, Dark Horse published the Henchgirl collection by breakout talent Kristen Gudsnuk! Today, Dark Horse is pleased to reveal a new creator-owned project from Gudsnuk and writer Rafer Roberts (A&A: The Adventures of Archer and Armstrong), Modern Fantasy. Modern Fantasy marks Roberts’ debut at Dark Horse.

Modern Fantasy follows three friends, new to the big city, as they struggle to keep their crappy day jobs and pay off their student loans. A young Ranger woman, her drug-dealing reptilian wizard roommate, and her boisterous Dwarf maiden BFF as they embark on a modern day quest to save the world. The roommates become embroiled in danger when one of their significant other’s finds himself taken by criminals, and the trio must get their $#!& together to save him.

Modern Fantasy #1 (of four) goes on sale on June 27, 2018, and is available for preorder at your local comic shop.

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Zenescope Announces Year-Long Cosplay Contest Debuting at Emerald City Comic Con

First Comics News - Tue, 02/20/2018 - 23:05

Horsham, PA – Comic book publishing house, Zenescope Entertainment, has announced plans to kick off a year-long Cosplay Contest during the company’s appearance at the 2018 Emerald City Comic Con. This is the company’s seventh time exhibiting at the popular Seattle-based convention that takes place annually at Washington State Convention and Trade Center.

Emerald City attendees can enter the cosplay competition throughout the convention weekend by heading to Zenescope booth #1913 in costume where they’ll have their picture taken and posted to Zenescope’s Facebook page. The cosplayer with the most “likes” will be named the Emerald City winner and receive a special prize to be announced during the convention weekend.  All entrants will also be automatically entered into Zenescope’s quarterly Cosplay contest. Quarterly winners will receive a $100 Visa gift card and a limited edition Zenescope Exclusive comic book.  Finally, the four quarterly contest winners will compete for the 2018 grand prize which includes being drawn into a Zenescope comic book as well as limited edition Zenescope merchandise.

Zenescope is also giving those unable to attend the convention an opportunity to enter the contest from home.  Entrants who post a photo of their cosplay on Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook with the hashtag #ZenCosplay18 will have their photo shared on the Zenescope Facebook page to enter the competition.

Zenescope will be holding Cosplay Contests at several major comic conventions during its 2018 convention tour including C2E2 in Chicago April 6-8th, Motor City Comic Con May 18-20th, Phoenix Comic Fest May 24-27th, San Diego Comic Con July 19-22nd, and New York Comic Con October 4-7th.

Throughout Emerald City weekend, Zenescope will also be offering brand new merchandise including four different limited edition exclusive comic books with artwork by superstar artists Elias Chatzoudis and Mike Krome as well as Zenescope trade paperbacks, graphic novels, art books, and coloring books at discounted prices.  For more information on Zenescope’s 2018 convention tour, visit www.zenescope.com or Like Zenescope at www.facebook.com/zenescope.

 

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Marvel Announces AVENGERS #1

First Comics News - Tue, 02/20/2018 - 22:50

Featuring an all-new creative team and all-new direction!

 

New York, NY—February 20, 2018—New creative teams. New series. New directions. New beginnings. It all kicks off this May with AVENGERS #1!

 

“Over the next couple of weeks, we’ll be rolling out new beginnings for a few of our key franchises—new creative teams, new starting points, new storylines—all the big stuff that we’ve been building towards since LEGACY began,” says SVP and Executive Editor Tom Brevoort. “This isn’t a clearing of the slate—while these new starts will kick off with new #1s, we’ll be maintaining the classic LEGACY issue counts as dual numbering on these titles as well. Oh, and don’t read anything into not seeing a character on the Jim Cheung piece…we can only squeeze so many characters onto there without killing poor Jim!”

AVENGERS #1

Written by JASON AARON

Art and Cover by ED MCGUINNESS

On Sale 5/2/18

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“Lady Frankenstein and the Mummy’s Brain”: Another Dose of Monster Thrills from Scary Tales Publishing!

First Comics News - Tue, 02/20/2018 - 22:36
Kevin M. Glover, head of the indie comics company Scary Tales Publishing, is at it again!  Alongside their successful anthology series Fractured Scary Tales, family-friendly continuing series Supered-Up Monster Kids and Starflake: The Cosmic Sprite, the premiere issue of Lady Frankenstein and the Mummy’s Brain debuted this weekend at both Long Beach Comics Expo and Planet Comicon in Kansas City. This saga for mature readers – a fantasy mash-up of the Frankenstein and Mummy legends – is a definite departure from the company’s usual short-form, self contained anthologies and kid-centric adventure fare.  Featuring artwork from legendary international comics artist (and Scary Tales Publishing regular) Manuel Martin, the collectible Issue #1 launches a six-part limited series. Publisher Kevin M. Glover says: “After nurturing the premise for nearly a decade, I’m very proud of this comic.  We’re turning the classics on their head in unexpected ways that I think readers are going to love.  Besides the gender bending aspect of a female doctor, there’s some great locations and intrigue from the Egyptian consortium who hire her.  It’s a wild, globe-trotting ride, I can’t wait to share!” Each issue of this newest title is a full-color 20-page comic book, and retails for just $5.00.  Like all of Scary Tales Publishing’s titles, it can also be purchased online at: www.FracturedScaryTales.com. Visit www.longbeachcomicexpo.com or www.plantetcomicon.com for more information on the conventions! Publisher Kevin M. Glover is perhaps best known as the producer of the cult films Dinosaur Valley Girls and Venus Flytrap.  He is also a multi-award winning screenwriter specializing in horror, and is a long-standing member of the Horror Writers Association.

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