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Star Wars Adventures Annual 2019: A Family Comic Friday Extra!

Stash My Comics - Sun, 08/18/2019 - 19:12
Review by Tony Dillard Some weeks there’s just so much great stuff coming out that you can’t put in into just one review. That’s why we have Family Comic Friday Extra! This week, meet a forgotten character from a galaxy … Continue reading →
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Family Comic Friday- Art Baltazar’s Fraggle Rock!

Stash My Comics - Sun, 08/18/2019 - 19:03
Review by Tony Dillard For this week’s Family Comic Friday, we trek into an underground wonderland. Join Boober, Mokey, and friends in the all-new young readers graphic novel: Jim Henson’s Fraggle Rock: Where Is It?  Jim Henson’s Fraggle Rock: Where … Continue reading →
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Omni #1 (Review) The Speed of Thought

Stash My Comics - Sun, 08/18/2019 - 18:57
Review by William Pace Omni #1 Script: Devin Grayson Art: Alitha E. Martinez Colors: Bryan Valenza Letters: A Larger World Studio Cover A: Mike McKone and Leonardo Paciarotti Cover B: Afua Richardson Published by Humanoids Welcome to the H1 brand. … Continue reading →
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Hawkman #15 Review – Top Book

Stash My Comics - Sun, 08/18/2019 - 18:49
Review by Antonio Pedro Hawkman #15 Review Written by: Robert Venditti Art by: Pat Olliffe Inks by: Tom Palmer Colors by: Jeremiah Skipper Published by: DC Comics After a surprisingly difficult encounter with the Shadow Thief, Hawkman goes to Opal … Continue reading →
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Garage Sale

Sorcerer's Skull - Sun, 08/18/2019 - 14:00

My local gaming store (Firefly Toys & Games) had a "Gamer Garage Sale" where they sold old games that folks had brought in. Not a lot of rpg stuff, but some. In picked up the box set, Gary Gygax's Hall of Many Panes for five bucks, the Exalted boardgame War for the Throne, and most randomly this miniature, paper Old West town, and assorted Western miniatures. They're all different scales (H/0, 00, 1:72), but hey, that's an impulse buy for you.

Read for that next Boot Hill game, I guess.


Swords & Monsters

Sorcerer's Skull - Fri, 08/16/2019 - 11:00

It occurs to me that you could throw out the atmosphere and, well, pretty much everything else about Ravenloft except for the vague notion of adventure fantasy characters fighting creatures of horror. If the world was more of a sword and sorcery setting, and the monsters leaned even heavier in the Universal Monsters direction, I think that would be pretty cool in its own right. The jeweled thrones of the Earth might be sat upon by wolfmen, vampires, man-made monsters, and perhaps even an invisible person or two.

There is some inspiration for this sort of thing in Sword & Sorcery/pulp fiction. Howard wrote "Wolfshead" (which isn't S&S, but hey). Karl Edward Wagner has Kane take on a vampire ("Mirage") and a werewolf ("Reflections on the Winter of My Soul"). In the DC Comics' Warlord there is at least one vampire and two werewolves over its run. I'm sure there are others, but that's off the top of my head.

Conqueror [ICONS]

Sorcerer's Skull - Thu, 08/15/2019 - 11:00
CONQUEROR

Abilities:
Prowess: 6
Coordination: 4
Strength: 8
Intellect: 4
Awareness: 4
Willpower: 5

Determination: 1
Stamina: 13

Specialties: Athletics

Qualities:
Man Out of Time
Powers Granted by Otherworld Magic
Forgotten Hero

Powers:
Damage Resistance 4
Leaping 4
Life Support 3

Background:
Alter Ego: Joseph Henry Danner
Occupation: Retired
Marital Status: Single
Known Relatives: Ben and Abigail Danner (adopted parents, deceased)
Group Affiliation: formerly the United States Army
Base of Operations: Middleville, Nebraska
First Appearance: CHAMPION FAMILY #138
Height: 6'1"  Weight: 222 lbs.
Eyes: Gray  Hair: White

History:
Sensing the threat to the world that would be posed by the Axis Powers, the Otherworldly wizard Zyrd had sent a fragment of the Champion emblem into the world to be found by a worthy bearer. Shortly before the United States entered World War II, Joe Danner, found the magical emblem while clearing an old tree stump from his farm. The shield belt buckle embued him with the powers of the Champion! Shortly thereafter, the U.S. entered the War, and Danner volunteered for the Army. He was sent to the European theater where he used his powers (in secret) to fight the Germans, while pretending to be a country bumpkin in his real identity.  He lost the shield near the end of the war, and was imprisoned by a Nazi-allied sorcerer, the Yellow Lama. The spell made the world forget him.

It likely would have stayed that way, had not Tommy Trent, the Boy Champion, freed him decades later. Danner helped the Boy Champion defeat the Yellow Lama, but soon began to age rapidly when the mystical field was no more. Zyrd slowed his aging, and gifted him with a portion of the might he had wielded when he had the emblem. He renamed himself, the Conqueror, and occasionally joins the current Champion in fighting evil.

Wednesday Comics: Things I Read Last Week

Sorcerer's Skull - Wed, 08/14/2019 - 12:15
Here some stuff I read in the past week or some that I recommend.

House of X #1
Hickman begins his X-Men epic. It is full of grand, science fictional ideas, giving the X-Men a transhumanist edge that has only ever appeared sporadically before. As he's a bit detached from characters with perhaps a Kubrickian coolness, which makes characters doing mysterious things (which may be intentional, but it's hard to tell). This has a companion series, Powers of X, that tells a story over several time periods.

Coffin Bound #1
Weird, hip characters with "cool" dialogue who we meet in media res, with very little explanation. It might be 90s Vertigo, but instead its Image 2019. Gorgeous art and intriguing story.

No One Left to Fight #1
A (perhaps) more serious take on a Dragonball Z sort of gang of fighters, focusing on what happens to them after they defeat the world-threatening baddie. I love the art on this, particularly the colors, which has a kind of gaudiness that makes me think of Jade Man Comics, in a way.


CCL #501 – Top 100 Runs of All Time – Part 1

First Comics News - Tue, 08/13/2019 - 02:59

On today’s show Chris and Andy discuss the passing of Ernie Colón, Andy gets a ton of cool gifts and Chris laments of Amazon shipping.
Chris and Andy also start looking at the 100 Greatest Comic Books – Comic Book Runs – Single Issues & Graphic Novels of All Time from When It Was Cool, which was compiled from several different sources in late 2017. In this first installment, the guys go over #100-81, give their thoughts and, of course, the collected editions these runs are in.
Listed below are the run in order, links to more info on their ComicBookDB page and select collected editions on that particular run or a first volume that serves a starting point.

81) Wicked + Divine (Image Comics, 2014)
by Kieron Gillen, illustrated by Jamie McKelvie,
http://www.comicbookdb.com/title.php?ID=44262
Reprinted/Collected in:
The Wicked + The Divine (2014) HC vol. 01 (Deluxe HC)
The Wicked + The Divine (2014) TPB vol. 01
The Wicked + The Divine (2016) HC vol. 01

82) A Contract With God (Baronet Books, 1978)
by Will Eisner
http://www.comicbookdb.com/search.php?form_search=A%20Contract%20With%20God&form_searchtype=FullSite
Reprinted/Collected in:
A Contract With God and Other Tenement Stories (1978) (Baronet Books) HC and Scalped
A Contract With God (2006) (W.W. Norton & Company)
The Contract with God Trilogy: Life on Dropsie Avenue (2006) (W.W. Norton & Company)
Reprints/Collects:
A Contract With God and Other Tenement Stories (1978) OGN SC
A Life Force from Will Eisner’s Quarterly (1983) #1-5
Dropsie Avenue, The Neighborhood (1995) OGN SC

83) Superman For All Seasons (DC Comics, 1998)
by Jeph Loeb and Tim Sale
http://www.comicbookdb.com/title.php?ID=3033
Reprinted/Collected in:
Superman For All Seasons (1998) Deluxe HC
Superman For All Seasons (1998) HC
Superman For All Seasons (1998) TPB

84) Justice League International (DC Comics, 1987)
by writer J. M. DeMatteis was paired with writer Keith Giffen and artist Kevin Maguire
Title Continuity:
Justice League International (1987) #7 continues from Justice League (1987) #6
Justice League International (1987) #25 continues to Justice League America (1989) #26
http://www.comicbookdb.com/title.php?ID=1159
Reprinted/Collected in:
Justice League (1987) TPB
Justice League International (2008) HC vol. 01
Justice League International (2008) TPB vol. 01
Justice League International Omnibus (2017) HC vol. 01

85) Superior Spider-Man (Marvel Comics, 2013)
by Writer(s): Dan Slott, Penciller(s): Ryan David Stegman
Title Continuity:
Superior Spider-Man (2013) #1 continues from The Amazing Spider-Man (1963) #700
Superior Spider-Man (2013) #31 continues to The Amazing Spider-Man (2014) #1
http://www.comicbookdb.com/title.php?ID=39035
Reprinted/Collected in:
Superior Spider-Man (2013) HC vol. 01
Superior Spider-Man (2013) TPB vol. 01

86) Alias (Marvel Comics, 2001)
by Writer(s): Brian Michael Bendis, Penciller(s): Michael Gaydos
http://www.comicbookdb.com/title.php?ID=229
Reprinted/Collected in:
Alias (2001) HC vol. 01
Alias (2001) Omnibus
Alias (2001) TPB vol. 01 (2015 Edition)
Alias (2001) Ultimate Collection TPB vol. 01

87) New Mutants (Marvel Comics, 1983)
by Writer(s): Chris Claremont, Penciller(s): Bob McLeod
http://www.comicbookdb.com/title.php?ID=574
Reprinted/Collected in:
New Mutants Classic (2006) TPB vol. 01
New Mutants Epic Collection (2017) TPB vol. 01

88) Immortal Iron Fist (Marvel Comics, 2007)
by Writer(s): Ed Brubaker, Matt Fraction, Penciller(s): David Aja, Travel Foreman
http://www.comicbookdb.com/title.php?ID=10865
Reprinted/Collected in:
The Immortal Iron Fist (2007) HC vol. 01
The Immortal Iron Fist (2007) Omnibus HC
The Immortal Iron Fist (2007) TPB

89) Green Lantern (Geoff Johns era) (DC Comics, 2004, 2005)
http://www.comicbookdb.com/creator_title.php?ID=32&cID=102&pID=1
http://www.comicbookdb.com/issue.php?ID=327004
GL Rebirth – Reprinted/Collected in:
Green Lantern by Geoff Johns (2019) Book 1
Green Lantern by Geoff Johns Omnibus (2015) HC vol. 01
Green Lantern: Rebirth (2004) Absolute
Green Lantern: Rebirth (2004) HC
Green Lantern: Rebirth (2004) TPB

90) Strangers in Paradise (Self Published, Abstract Studios, 1993)
by Terry Moore
Reprinted/Collected in:
The Complete Strangers in Paradise (1998) HC vol. 01
Strangers in Paradise (1993) TPB vol. 01
Strangers in Paradise (1994) Pocket Book vol. 01
Strangers in Paradise (1994) Slipcase TPB vol. 01
Strangers in Paradise Omnibus (2009) Omnibus HC
Strangers in Paradise Omnibus (2009) Omnibus TPB

91) Deadpool (Joe Kelly era) (Marvel Comics, 1997)
by Joe Kelly
http://www.comicbookdb.com/creator_title.php?ID=1302&cID=1826&pID=1
http://www.comicbookdb.com/issue.php?ID=292235
Reprinted/Collected in:
Deadpool (1997) TPB
Deadpool By Joe Kelly Omnibus (2013) HC vol. 01
Deadpool Classic (2008) TPB vol. 01

92) Annihilation (Marvel Comics, 2006)
by Various
http://www.comicbookdb.com/issue.php?ID=56814
http://www.comicbookdb.com/issue.php?ID=302840
Reprinted/Collected in:
Annihilation (2006) HC
Annihilation (2006) TPB
Annihilation Omnibus (2014) Omnibus HC
Annihilation: The Complete Collection (2018) TPB vol. 02

93) Hawkeye – My Life as a Weapon (Marvel Comics, 2012)
by Writer(s): Matt Fraction, Penciller(s): David Aja
http://www.comicbookdb.com/issue.php?ID=254628
Reprinted/Collected in:
Hawkeye (2012) HC vol. 01
Hawkeye (2012) Omnibus HC
Hawkeye (2012) TPB vol. 01

94) Star Wars – Darth Vader (First Series) (Marvel Comics, 2015)
by Writer(s): Kieron Gillen, Penciller(s): Salvador Larroca
http://www.comicbookdb.com/title.php?ID=46899
Reprinted/Collected in:
Darth Vader (2015) HC vol. 01
Darth Vader (2015) Omnibus HC
Darth Vader (2015) TPB vol. 01

95) The Vision (Marvel Comics, 2016)
by Tom King
http://www.comicbookdb.com/issue.php?ID=347653
Reprinted/Collected in:
Vision (2016) HC
Vision (2016) TPB vol. 01

96) 300 (Dark Horse Comics, 1998)
by Frank Miller
Reprinted/Collected in:
300 (1998) HC
300 (1999) HC
300 (2007) HC

97) Planet Hulk (Marvel Comics, 2015)
by Writer(s): Greg Pak
http://www.comicbookdb.com/issue.php?ID=7295
Omnibus http://www.comicbookdb.com/issue.php?ID=414659
Reprinted/Collected in:
Hulk: Planet Hulk Omnibus (2017) HC
The Incredible Hulk (2006) HC
The Incredible Hulk (2000) TPB vol. 14
The Incredible Hulk, The: Complete Collection (2007) DVD-ROM

98) Avengers Disassembled (Marvel Comics, 2005)
by Writer(s): Brian Michael Bendis, Penciller(s): Howard V. Chaykin
http://www.comicbookdb.com/issue.php?ID=47429
Reprinted/Collected in:
Civil War: Avengers (2010) HC
Civil War: The Complete Collection (2007) DVD-ROM
New Avengers (2005) Deluxe HC vol. 03
New Avengers (2005) HC vol. 05
New Avengers (2005) Omnibus HC vol. 01
New Avengers (2005) TPB vol. 05
New Avengers by Brian Michael Bendis: The Complete Collection (2017) TPB vol. 02

99) Scalped (Vertigo, 2007)
by Jason Aaron
http://www.comicbookdb.com/title.php?ID=11463
Reprinted/Collected in:
Scalped (2007) 2017 Edition TPB vol. 01
Scalped (2007) HC vol. 01
Scalped (2007) TPB vol. 01

100) Supreme – Story of the Year (Maximum – Awesome Comics)
by Alan Moore
http://www.comicbookdb.com/issue.php?ID=36974
http://www.comicbookdb.com/issue.php?ID=69978
Reprinted/Collected in:
Supreme: The New Adventures (1996) TPB
Alan Moore’s: Supreme: The Story of the Year Paperback (2003)

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CCL Slack Channel – free and open to anyone
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Star Wars Adventures 2019 Annual Review

First Comics News - Tue, 08/13/2019 - 00:57

Of all the most unlikely of comebacks, could any be more surprising then Jaxxon returning to the Star Wars universe? Way back in 1978 I read the Marvel Comics series Star Wars and when the original movie adaptation ended they continued on with all new adventures and that is where the world was introduced to the rabbit named Jax. Although widely scoffed at and quickly abandoned, to my young mind a walking talking rabbit was no different than a Tuskin Raider or Jawa and he was always a distant part of my Star Wars fandom.

When Marvel Comics regained the license a few years back and released a million and a half variant covers, the one cover I wanted above all else was the one with Jax on the cover trying to get in through a door while the rest of the core cast held it shut. It was only a joke cover but it was great to see my old friend Jax again and soon enough he was officially made cannon in last years Star Wars Adventures, starred in the “lost” issue #108 of the original series and he returns again to this years annual in the lead story.

“Hare-Brained Heist” is a fun little adventure co-starring Lando and features cameos from Luke, Han and the others. You know, the B-team. Anyways, Jax and Lando work to stop an imperial shipyard from developing automated Tie-Fighters and liberate an enslaved planet. Writer Cavan Scott keeps the story moving and nails the various characters voices with artist Mauricet complimenting it perfectly with his cartoon style.

Can I take a minute to talk about the cover by Usagi Yojimbo creator Stan Sakai? He rarely does work outside of his core character so to see him taking on Jax and Lando is a pure delight for this longtime fan. Star Wars fans by the core Marvel series but I hope they don’t sleep on the IDW series as it is a really great series in its own right.

Star Wars Adventures 2019
IDW – $7.99

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The Hey Kids Comics Radio Show – Episode 135

First Comics News - Mon, 08/12/2019 - 21:01
Episode 135 – WAR!

War, what’s it good for? Welp, there sure were a tonne of comics released in this seemingly dead genre. Dan, Marty and Chris talk war comics as well as Dollarrama deals. We read Berserker Unbound and DCeased. Marty and Chris gush over the Amazon Prime series based on the Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson comic series, The Boys. Finally, we wrap with a bit of hopefull enthusiasm for The CW’s upcoming Arrowverse crossover, Crisis on Infinite Earths.

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

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MARVEL’S 80th ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION CONTINUES THIS SUMMER!

First Comics News - Mon, 08/12/2019 - 20:41

New York, NY—August 12, 2019— With just weeks until Marvel kicks off its official birthday festivities, Marvel is excited to announce even more 80th anniversary celebrations with limited-time content with your favorite Marvel games; limited-time merchandise; and retailer events in honor of Marvel’s legacy!

 Marvel announced plans to celebrate its birthday on August 31: the day Marvel Comics #1 gave the world its first look at the Marvel Universe. To celebrate the worldwide impact that followed, there will be activations and retailer events around the globe. Events include:

  • D23 Expo (August 23-25) – Taking place at the Anaheim Convention Center, attendees can shop, snap Marvel-themed photos with friends, and discover hidden surprises around every corner in the Marvel section of the “Uptown Disney” booth on the show floor. Don’t miss Marvel’s exciting lineup of film, television, animation, and comic book guest appearances, panels, stage events, and more!
  • Marvel Comics #1000 Releases (August 28) – Soon to be available at your local comic shop, don’t miss the historic debut of this massive, oversized special-edition book featuring luminaries from both classic and current comic books (and beyond!), revealing a long-kept secret of the Marvel Universe and some startling discoveries along the way.
  • Marvel Birthday Celebration at Dragon Con (August 31) – Dragon Con and Marvel will be celebrating Marvel’s 80th anniversary this year on August 31, Marvel’s official birthday! Attendees can join the party during the annual Dragon Con Parade, on Dragon Con’s social media channels, and a cosplay meet-up complete with birthday cake provided by DecoPac and Kroger, candles, and photo opportunities!
  • Commemorative Merchandise (August – December) – Fans will be able to get their hands on limited-time Marvel 80th anniversary apparel, accessories, collectibles, books and more from Hasbro, Funko, LootCrate, Diamond Select, Mattel, DecoPac, Mad Engine, Bioworld, C-Life, Citizen, Disney store|shopDisney and many more!
  • Retail Activations for Marvel’s Birthday (August – December) – Visit retailers around the country including Amazon, Walmart, Target, Party City, Box Lunch, Hot Topic, Uniqlo, GameStop, FYE and more for in-store activations, new merchandise, special offers, and celebratory fanfare. On August 31, be sure to stop by your local participating FYE for an in-store Marvel birthday party celebration; Amazon for special items celebrating Marvel’s anniversary; participating comic shops for exclusive Marvel birthday party events and a free Marvel Universe Magazine (while supplies last); and Disney stores for in-store activities throughout the day. Disney stores will also launch a new product line this fall in stores and online at com.
  • Marvel: Universe of Super Heroes! (ongoing) – Take a tour of the Marvel: Universe of Super Heroes! The exhibition, currently extending its run through September 11 at The Franklin Institute in Philadelphia, PA, showcases more than 300 artifacts from Marvel’s past and present. The exhibition will reopen on October 19 at the Telus World of Science Edmonton in Canada.
  • Global Experiences (ongoing) – Look for Marvel 80th anniversary merchandise at pop-up shops throughout China, Japan, Korea, and Southeast Asia. Also, keep an eye out for special events at Disney Parks & Resorts, Marvel’s Avengers S.T.A.T.I.O.N. locations and exciting displays and exhibits in Australia, Mexico and Brazil. And don’t miss the exhilarating Marvel Universe Live! show with Feld Entertainment, now touring internationally!

Throughout the month of August, Marvel fans will also be able to celebrate Marvel’s 80th anniversary through their favorite Marvel Games! Marvel will be collaborating with its partners to bring limited-time in-game activations to celebrate key characters, stories, costumes, and other extras from Marvel history in MARVEL Strike Force, MARVEL Future Fight, MARVEL Puzzle Quest, and MARVEL Contest of Champions.

Commemorative art – drawn exclusively by legendary comic book artist Adam Kubert to celebrate Marvel’s birthday – will be available as featured on select merchandise and t-shirts through the Marvel Design Vault on Amazon, shopDisney, and other retailers. Symbolizing decades of the Marvel Universe, Kubert’s art is the perfect way to celebrate the expansive roster of classic and iconic Marvel Super Heroes such as Iron Man, Ms. Marvel, Thor, Shuri, Wolverine, and many more.

For fans of Marvel’s animated series and family content, visit Marvel HQ to dive into decades of Marvel content! Find your favorite episodes of Marvel Mash-Ups including redubbed moments from Marvel Super Heroes, Fantastic Four, Spider-Man, The Incredible Hulk, and more, along with more recent series like The Super Hero Squad Show, Ultimate Spider-Man, Marvel’s Avengers Assemble, Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy, Marvel’s Spider-Man, Marvel Rising, and Marvel Super Hero Adventures.

To learn more about Marvel’s Super Heroes and keep up with the ever-expanding Marvel Universe, pick up the new edition of DK’s best-selling Marvel Encyclopedia! And be sure to scoop up three brand new flavors from Ample Hills Creamery inspired by Black Panther, Captain America and Spider-Man – the perfect treat to celebrate this Marvel milestone and cool off this summer.

For 80 years, Marvel has reflected the world outside your window – inspiring millions of fans with iconic characters and timeless stories that brought the Marvel Universe to the forefront of pop culture today. Celebrate Marvel’s historic 80th Anniversary all year long with your favorite Marvel comics, games, shows, collectibles, fashion, and more!

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Art of Dejah Thoris Vol. 2 HC preview

First Comics News - Mon, 08/12/2019 - 19:51

Art of Dejah Thoris Vol. 2 HC

artist: Various

cover: Joe Jusko

FC  |  280 pages  |  $39.99  |   Mature

Since the first serialized adventures in 1912 of the Martian Princess Dejah Thoris and her beloved hero, John Carter, science fiction and fantasy enthusiasts have dreamed of the faraway Red Planet, its wondrous sights and monstrous perils. In this second volume of The Art of Dejah Thoris and the Worlds of Mars, the finest artists of modern fantasy have brought the dying world of Mars to life, depicting scenes of brutal conflict with alien beasts, quiet moments overlooking Martian wastes, and enticing visions of an exotic princess at her most intimate. This magnificent hardcover collection features the talents of J. Scott Campbell, Joe Jusko, Frank Cho, Lucio Parillo, Tula Lotay, Mike McKone and many more!

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Elvira: Mistress of the Dark Vol. 1 TP preview

First Comics News - Mon, 08/12/2019 - 19:49

Writer: David Avallone  |  Artist: Dave Acosta

Cover: Joseph Michael Linsner

104 pages | $17.99  | Teen+

The Mistress of the Dark has become unstuck in time! Elvira crashes Mary Shelley’s monster weekend, beginning an epic journey through horror history, stalked by the most terrifying nightmare to ever walk the Earth. (No spoilers!) Writer David Avallone (Bettie Page, Doc Savage, Twilight Zone) and Dave Acosta (Doc Savage) bring you the thrills, chills and double-entendres in the first chapter of this four-issue miniseries!

Played by actress-writer Cassandra Peterson, Elvira, Mistress of the Dark has carved out a niche in popular American culture that is sure to endure for decades to come. Elvira’s reign as ‘Queen of Halloween’ has now spanned thirty-five years and includes two nationally syndicated television series, two feature films (Elvira, Mistress of the Dark and Elvira’s Haunted Hills), an IMAX movie and two motion control rides. She has appeared in National ad campaigns for Pepsi and Coors, recorded five music CDs, written four books and licensed over Four Hundred products including pinball machines, action figures, guitars, three comic book series, a beer, wine, soda pop, perfume, slot machines and the best-selling female costume of all time.

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James Bond: Origin #12 preview

First Comics News - Mon, 08/12/2019 - 19:49

James Bond: Origin #12

writer: Jeff Parker  |  artist: Ibrahim Moustafa

covers: Dan Panosian (A), Dean Kotz (B)

              Vasco Georgiev (C), Ibrahim Moustafa (D)

              Bob Q (E), Dan Panosian (RI-Virg)

FC  |  32 pages  |  Action/Adventure |  $3.99  | Teen+

“The Debt: Finale”

In 1941, Lietuenant Bond finally learns the truth of his deceased mentor, Commander Weldon. But truth comes at a cost. The conclusion of Bond’s adventures in 1941, by JEFF PARKER (Aquaman, Fantastic Four) and IBRAHIM MOUSTAFA (James Bond: Solstice, Mother Panic).

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KISS: Blood & Stardust TP preview

First Comics News - Mon, 08/12/2019 - 19:44

KISS: Blood & Stardust TP

writer: Bryan Hill

artist: Rodney Buchemi

cover: Stuart Sayger

FC  |  144 Pages |  Rock ‘n’ Roll  |  $19.99  |   Teen+ 

KISS returns to rock’n’roll and save the world!

An immortal cabal is taking the lives of innocents and the only ones who can stop them are KISS! The only problem…they are dead. And now they have to make a deal with a demon to save their souls and return to Earth to fight evil!

Join Bryan Edward Hill (The Wildstorm: Michael Cray, Postal) and Rodney Buchemi (Death of Hawkman, The Librarians) as they bring you the KISS series we have all been waiting for!

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Pathfinder Seoni Battle Ready Statue

First Comics News - Mon, 08/12/2019 - 19:41

Pathfinder Seoni Battle Ready Diamond Eye Statue

artist: Steve Kiwus (sculptor)

12”h x 3.75w” (base)  |  $399.99  |  Teen+ 

The world of Pathfinder comes to life in this stunning, hand-painted, collectible statue of the renown sorcerer, Seoni. Highly-detailed from head-to-toe, and standing just over 12’ tall, this quality, resin figure features intricate tattoo and clothing reproduction, dual-wielded weapons, and simulated “scars and dirt” earned in battle. The extremely limited “Diamond Eye” edition features the same great detail of the original statue, but with real diamonds added to Seoni’s pupils to make her really sparkle on the shelf!

 

Pathfinder Seoni Battle Ready Statue

artist: Steve Kiwus (sculptor)

12”h x 3.75w” (base)  |  $249.99  |  Teen+ 

The world of Pathfinder comes to life in this stunning, hand-painted, collectible statue of the renown sorcerer, Seoni. Highly-detailed from head-to-toe, and standing just over 12’ tall, this quality, resin figure features intricate tattoo and clothing reproduction, dual-wielded weapons, and simulated “scars and dirt” earned in battle. Fans have never been offered a Seoni like this before, and this extremely limited run means it may never be offered again!

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Pathfinder Seoni Spellcasting Statue

First Comics News - Mon, 08/12/2019 - 19:37

Pathfinder Seoni Spellcasting Statue

artist: Steve Kiwus (sculptor)

12”h x 3.75w” (base)  |  $199.99  |  Teen+ 

The world of Pathfinder comes to life in this stunning, hand-painted, collectible statue of the renown sorcerer, Seoni. Highly-detailed from head-to-toe, and

standing just over 12’ tall, this quality, resin figure features removable spell effect, and intricate tattoo and clothing reproduction. Fans have never been

offered a Seoni like this before, and this extremely limited run means it may never be offered again!

 

Pathfinder Seoni Spellcasting Diamond Eye Statue

artist: Steve Kiwus (sculptor)

12”h x 3.75w” (base)  |  $349.99  |  Teen+ 

The world of Pathfinder comes to life in this stunning, hand-painted, collectible statue of the renown sorcerer, Seoni. Highly-detailed from head-to-toe, and

standing just over 12’ tall, this quality, resin figure features removable spell effect, and intricate tattoo and clothing reproduction. The extremely limited “Diamond Eye” edition features the same great detail of the original statue, but with real diamonds added to Seoni’s pupils to make her really sparkle on the shelf!

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The Princess and the Darkness

Sorcerer's Skull - Mon, 08/12/2019 - 11:00

Our 5e Land of Azurth campaign continued last night, with the party climbing the stairs to the next level, despite the madness-inducing noise. (Their plan of using Silence proved to be unwieldy.) They all stuffed wax in their ears (except the frogling that has no external ears to put wax in!). Shade was the first up. She found a room full of automata pieces with a whole in the ceiling and bodies of birds beneath it. Beyond that room was an iris-type door.

After retrieving the rest of the party (most of whom made their saves, and the one's that didn't were only minorly impaired), they opened the door. Inside they found a circular shaft with an obelisk, skirted with a platform floating inside. Leading to it was a climbing, arcing path of floating discs, each separated by about 5 feet. Interestingly, the dread noise seemed absent from the shaft--but no other spells worked, either.

Waylon the Frogling was made for leaping, so he was chosen to jump from disk to disk to reach the obelisk and platform. There, he discovered another brass mechanical face. The face explained it was the guardian of the obelisk's treasure, which certainly got Waylon's interesting. It initially was reluctant to reveal the treasure but Kully the Bard connived the head into doing it, though he strongly warned them any attempt to tamper with it would lead to the collapse of the floating obelisk and the release of the "criminal" fire elemental, leading to everyone's death.

Within a milky, glass sphere and festooned with wires, Waylon found a book called The Wondrous Wizard of Azurth, with a drawing of a smiling, benevolent old man on the cover. The book was dangerous, he was told, because it was an anomaly. Not heresy per se (as Dagmar though), but perhaps heresy against the nature of reality.   The book was somehow related to the Clockwork Princess' madness. It's author is listed as O. March Loam (which brought to mind Mirabilis Lum for the player's), but the guardian suggests this was the actual identity of the author who is a "thought form" of some other being, a being with name such "fragments."

Despite Waylon's desire to look for other treasure, the party is more eager now than ever to seek out the princess. On the next level of the castle, they find her. Her face, frozen in horror or madness, is on a great tree like shape of brass and iron, gears and wires. It's wire and conduit canopy spreads out across the ceiling, and his root-like tendrils radiate out along the floor.

There is a shadow, think as velvet, along the ceiling, that slowly brings itself together like a snake coiling for a strike. The party doesn't notice at first. When the shadow has become a whispy sphere, and triangular eyes open in its void like malevolent stars, they do take notice! It tells them it has waited so long for someone to kill so it can be released from this prison of cold light and return to the embrace of the dark void.


Then it nearly kills half the party with a blast of necrotic damage.

The party flees to heal and regroup. Dagmar's knowledge of the arcane suggests it's a aberration from the Outer Dark, which hates light. The party them remembers they are in possession of energy weapons they do radiant damage. Gearing out with Haste spells, Light, and of course those energy guns, they return the challenge the creature.

Though still a fearsome foe, it is perhaps overconfident from its last victory and they catch it off guard. It doesn't long survive what is practically artillery fire of laser beams form Hasted gunmen.

They now have the Princess to confront.

TO BE CONTINUED.

Double the Excitement

The Splintered Realm - Sat, 08/10/2019 - 17:43
I really enjoyed working on Issue 1 of the Echo City Sentinel, and I knocked out a second issue a few weeks ago, but left it on the back burner so I could stagger releases a little bit. As I was getting it ready today, I was also going through notes for Tales of the Splintered Realm, and realized I have a bunch of stuff I want to release, but it doesn't really all work together nicely in any sort of 6-8 page form. So, I stole the format for the Echo City Sentinel, and started a new series of 1-page modules for Tales of the Splintered Realm.

From my perspective, this is all win. I can keep releasing content more regularly, and I can get a supplement done in a few hours. I hope to leave room for a little art in the future, but that one page goes quick. I do like that the designs of the two games allow for quite a bit of content to be delivered in small spaces; each of these is only one page, but I think that there is enough meat on the bones to make them useful.

I plan to keep cranking these out. These were fun and quick to make.

Go get your copies! Get them now, and pay me later if you feel like it. Or don't. It's all good.

The Echo City Sentinel Issue 2

Tales of the Splintered Realm Module M1: Way of the Warrior

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