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POWERLESS w/ ADAM WEST – “Win, Luthor, Draw” Full Episode

First Comics News - Sat, 06/17/2017 - 05:17

Adam West, Batman to a generation of TV fans, passed away last week. One of his final roles was a fittingly comic guest role on NBC’s Powerless in an episode which never made it to air. DC All Access is proud to present this episode in its entirety for a limited time as a tribute to West and his DC legacy.

For more on Powerless: http://www.dccomics.com/tv/powerless

DC All Access is your connection to all of the latest DC news and announcements. Subscribe so you don’t miss a segment, and be sure to visit DCComics.com for articles, features, character bios and more.

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Make Mine Marvel with MARVEL LEGACY #1 this September!

First Comics News - Sat, 06/17/2017 - 03:44

A New Era for Marvel, and Flawless Entry Point for all Fans, Begins this Fall with a 50-page Blockbuster One-shot from Jason Aaron and Esad Ribic!

 

New York, NY—June 16, 2017—An Asgardian titan. A Wakandan warrior bred to be a king. The very first Sorcerer Supreme.

Since its inception, Marvel has been delivering groundbreaking heroes and explosive stories. Now, prepare to return to the dawn of time, as Marvel introduces you to the first Avengers from 1,000,000 BC – when iconic torch-bearers such as Odin, Iron Fist, Star Brand, Ghost Rider, Phoenix, Agamotto, and Black Panther come together for the startling origin of the Marvel Universe, in MARVEL LEGACY #1!

The acclaimed team of writer Jason Aaron (Mighty Thor) and artist Esad Ribic (Secret Wars) reunite for an all-new 50-page blockbuster one-shot that will take you through time to the current Marvel Universe, showing you how it’s truly “all connected.” A true homage to Marvel’s groundbreaking stories, MARVEL LEGACY brings your favorite characters together for exciting and epic new stories that will culminate in returning to original series numbering for long-running titles.

MARVEL LEGACY #1 isn’t simply a history lesson,” says SVP and Executive Editor Tom Brevoort. “Rather, it’s the starting gun to a bevy of mysteries and secrets and revelations that will reverberate across the Marvel Universe in the weeks and months to come! No character, no franchise will be untouched by the game-changing events that play out across its pages. Jason and Esad pulled out all the stops to fat-pack this colossal issue with as much intrigue, action, surprise, mystery, shock and adventure as possible!”

MARVEL LEGACY #1 will present all fans – new readers and current readers – the very best jumping on point in the history of comics,” says Marvel Editor in Chief Axel Alonso. “What Jason and Esad have crafted is grander and more gargantuan than anything we have ever seen before and introduces concepts and characters the Marvel Universe has never encountered. Fans are going to witness an all-new look at the Marvel Universe starting at one of the earliest moments in time carried all the way into the present day. Not only will this be the catalyst for Marvel evolving and moving forward, but expect it to be the spark that will ignite the industry as a whole.”

This September, prepare to MAKE MINE MARVEL with the most surprising, suspenseful, mysterious, astonishing tale ever told, featuring appearances from almost every beloved Marvel hero! It all leads to the return of a major Marvel icon in a shocking reveal that will leave fans speechless!

 

True believers: this book has it all! Dive into all the excitement when MARVEL LEGACY #1 comes to comic shops everywhere this September!

 

MARVEL LEGACY #1

Written by JASON AARON

Art by ESAD RIBIC

Double Gatefold Cover by JOE QUESADA

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ANGELIC #1 preview

First Comics News - Sat, 06/17/2017 - 03:40

ANGELIC SOARS ABOVE THE REST THIS SEPTEMBER

PORTLAND, OR, 06/16/2017 — Eisner-nominated writer Simon Spurrier (The Spire, CRY HAVOC, X-Men Legacy, Godshaper) and rising-star artist Caspar Wijngaard (LIMBO, Dark Souls, Assassin’s Creed) present your new bittersweet adventure obsession in ANGELIC. Suitable for ages 11 through 111, the new series will launch from Image Comics this September.

Angelic‘s about teenage flying monkeys having adventures in the far future, because that’s totally a genre now,” said Spurrier. “But in the best traditions of age-friendly fiction—think Pixar or Ghibli—there’s also a bunch of meaty themes beneath the fun: religion, parenthood, technology and responsibility, it’s all in the mix. Ultimately it’s a tale about the Earth—after us. And all rendered in the unmistakably vivid color and crackle of superstar-in-the-making Caspar Wijngaard.”

A unique part of Image’s summer lineup, the creative team summarize this new post-apocalyptic fable as follows:

Winged monkeys! Techno-dolphins! Quantum alleycats! In ANGELIC, humanity’s long gone. Its memory lingers only as misunderstood rituals among mankind’s leftovers: the genetically modified animals they used and abused for eons.

But for one young flying monkey, QORA, the routines are unbearable. All she wants is to explore. Instead she’s expected to settle down, to become a mother…to lose her wings.

ANGELIC is a story of teenage rebellion and animal antics amidst the ruins of civilization, promising to be WALL-E by way of Watership Down.

ANGELIC #1 (Diamond Code JUL170699) will hit stores on Wednesday, September 20th. The final order cutoff deadline for retailers is Monday, August 28th.

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The Hey Kids Comics Radio Show – Episode 64

First Comics News - Sat, 06/17/2017 - 02:55
The Hey Kids Comics Radio Show – Episode 64

Wow … things get hot under the collar as all four of us hosts get into a lively debate about what makes a spoiler in today’s world of advanced solicitations and preordering your comics three months in advance. We chat about the Chapterhouse big news that was shared this week. Then Adam West … what can we say? More than one host got quiet and choked up on the passing of this icon. RIP kind Sir, RIP.

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

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Marty’s Kickstarter Pick … Spellbound #1

First Comics News - Fri, 06/16/2017 - 22:19

I might have mentioned this before but my buddy Harry and I have this weird thing going on … he lives in a town about 3 hours away from me but my sister and his wife work in a town almost halfway in between. Over the past several years I’ll put together a little comic book care package and leave it at my sister’s for Harry. Likewise, Harry will respond with a small pile of comics in kind. The box can have almost anything. A key comic book we mentioned we are looking for, a missed recent issue that our Local Comic Shop ran out of or a little gem we found at a local convention or comic arts festival. It’s fun stuff and our own little version of a comic book Loot Crate.

Spellbound #1 Cover

Well Harry recently brought a new Kickstarter to my attention and it looks great! Jeff Graham’s Spellbound #1. I immediately dashed to the Interwebs to have a chat with Jeff.

Martin Boruta: Jeff, so glad you had a moment or two to fill us in on your new project.

Jeff Graham: Thanks again for reaching out with regards to Spellbound.

Martin: The obvious first question, why Kickstarter and what’s the aim of the project?

Jeff: This Kickstarter Campaign is to help see this book get made. The majority of funding will go to paying the artists and seeing the book printed. The remainder goes towards Rewards, shipping and Kickstarter fees.

Martin: Have you created any other comic projects that I might have missed?

Jeff: It is my first foray into writing a comic book, but not my first for inking, nor the first Kickstarter I’ve been a part of.

Martin: And how about Spellbound specifically? We looking at an ongoing series or is this a one-shot?

Jeff: I see Spellbound #1 as the first of a five to six issue miniseries.

Martin: Jeff, give us a bit of a origin story on how we got to this point with Spellbound.

Jeff: The writing portion of this book started several years ago; it’s been an idea in the back of my head for about six years now. It stemmed from my son Joshua’s fascination with Magic: The Gathering, a game that at that time he couldn’t understand the gameplay or concepts. He had no interest in the ‘cartoony’ card games like Pokémon etc.; it was all about skeletons, goblins, zombies, etc. An idea of a game similar to Magic, but meant for younger children came to mind, which eventually evolved in to a comic book concept. While brainstorming on a camping vacation, my kids (Abby and Josh) started throwing ideas of characters and landscapes at me, so like any good parent, I stole their ideas. The book Spellbound has two of my children as characters (Abby and Josh) and has several ideas in it that came from my kids, along with a couple of my own ideas.

Spellbound #1 Interior Page

Martin: That sounds great getting the kids involved. I’m sure they will get a charge out of seeing their characters in print.

Jeff: This was all taking place right around the time the Evil Moose Comics was looking for new material; I had submitted another story of mine to them, and wrote the first draft of Spellbound with the intent of submitting that as well. I had an artist draw up the first eight pages, but ultimately Evil Moose Comics dissolved, I was unhappy with the script, and put it to the wayside.

Martin: I suspect that was a bit discouraging. How was the script brought out of storage?

Jeff: I had reached a point about a year or so ago where I was just doing project after project, but none of it was mine. So, I dug up my old scripts and tried putting together teams. I’ve worked with Andrey for a little while now, so he was a natural choice for pencils, as was Memo on colors. Beyond that, my buddies Rob, Dustin and Michael all expressed an interest in chipping in, which has led us to where we are now.

Martin: Every Kickstarter contributor is always eager to know how close is the project to being finished. Pretty sure it is to gauge how likely is the project to ship.

Jeff: Eight pages are completed, and hopefully with this Kickstarter Campaign ending successfully, we will see the remainder of the issue completed, printed and distributed.

Martin: Brilliant stuff Jeff. Thanks again and best of luck. I know I’ll be contributing shortly.

Jeff: Hope this gives you some insight into the project, and thanks again! It’s greatly appreciated.

Writer: Jeff Graham | Artists: Andrey Lunatik, Memo Regalado & Jeff Graham
Letterer: Rob Doan | Editor: Dustin Crocker
22 Pages

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JOSIE AND THE PUSSYCATS #8 preview

First Comics News - Fri, 06/16/2017 - 19:25

JOSIE AND THE PUSSYCATS #8

The Pussycats take Tokyo! As the band prepares for the biggest audience of its career, two men enter, one manager leaves in… BEYOND TOKYO DOME.

Script: Marguerite Bennett, Cameron DeOrdio
Art: Audrey Mok, Kelly Fitzpatrick, Jack Morelli
Cover: Audrey Mok
Variant Covers: Rian Gonzales, Brent Schoonover
On Sale Date: 7/12
32-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S.

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RICH REVIEWS: Rob Hanes Adventures # 18

First Comics News - Fri, 06/16/2017 - 18:54

Title: Rob Hanes Adventures # 18
Publisher: WCG Comics
Story & Art by: Randy Reynoldo
Price: $ 3.99 US, $ 5.25 Can
Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
Website: www.wcgcomics.com
Comments: Justice International is a spy-for-hire business. Rob Hanes is one of its newest agents.
This story has Rob on the job at a Comicon. He is protecting a rare and expensive comic. Of course, one thing leads to another and Rob has multiple crimes looking at him. Things move fast as Rob zeros in on the culprit. The story does not provide much of a thrilling aspect. It is kept simple.
You get to see lots of cosplayers around the con. The criminal responsible and Rob provide an exciting well-drawn chase scene.
Rob’s character is one of a cool, clam detective who does his job.
“Prefrock” Story & art by Randy Reynaldo. Justice International has its own uniforms here. They are a simple design that actually looks good.
The story is hard to follow. It has to do with international intrigue but what exactly is hard to tell.
The humor is subdued. Rob does face danger and excitement while doing his job as a soldier of fortune and private investigator.

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Tarot, Witch of the Black Rose #105: Stonehenge Honeymoon

First Comics News - Fri, 06/16/2017 - 18:49

Jon surprises Tarot with a romantic Honeymoon trip to Stonehenge! Unfortunately, they are not alone! Demons and Banshees dwell among the standing stones! Prayers of Devils and Pipes of Pan weave a spell over the virgins who lie beneath the haunted moon. Not exactly how Jon envisioned his night with Tarot! In Stores July 26th, 2017 or Order at www.jimbalent.com

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THE MIKE WIERINGO COMIC BOOK INDUSTRY AWARDS

First Comics News - Fri, 06/16/2017 - 18:09
Pro and Fan Comic Book Awards come to “America’s Greatest Comic Book Convention” and YOU GET A VOTE!

The Mike Wieringo Comic Book Industry Awards is an annual celebration of the creativity, skill and fun of comics.

The awards make their debut this year as part of the fan- and pro-favorite convention, The Baltimore Comic-Con.

Unlike other professional industry awards, the Ringo Awards include fan participation in the nomination process along with an esteemed jury of comics professionals.

More than 20 categories will be celebrated with top honors being given at an awards ceremony Saturday, September 23, 2017.

Who is Mike Wieringo?

Michael Lance “Mike” Wieringo (June 24, 1963 – August 12, 2007), who often signed his work Ringo, is an American comics artist best known for his work on DC Comics’ The Flash, Marvel Comics’ Fantastic Four, and his co-creation Tellos.

Most of all, Mike thought good comics were entertaining and innovative. If you could hold his attention and delight and intrigue his artistic sensibilities at the same time, he’d shout your name from the rooftops. And, if it turned out you were a decent, nice person to boot, he’d be your friend for life.”

– Matt Wieringo

Announced 2017 Professional Jury Includes…

JOHN HAINES

Comic Book Historian and Owner of Comics & Friends in Mentor, Ohio

JAMAR NICHOLAS

Cartoonist of Leon, Protector of the Playground and Fist Stick Knife Gun

CHRIS POWELL

Vice President of Diamond Comic Distributors, CBLDF Board Member

JOSÉ VILLARRUBIA

Colorist and Professor of Illustration at Maryland Institute College of Art

ringoawards.com

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DISNEY HONORS JACK KIRBY WITH A DISNEY LEGENDS AWARD AT THIS YEAR’S D23 EXPO

First Comics News - Fri, 06/16/2017 - 17:57

Founding Father of the Marvel Universe is one of the First Honorees from Marvel

 

Jack Kirby (1917–1994) photo by Jackie Estrada

New York, NY—June 16, 2017— This July, Jack Kirby will be honored for his remarkable creative achievements as a Disney Legend in a ceremony to be held at D23 Expo: The Ultimate Disney Fan Event in Anaheim, California.  Hosted by Disney Chairman and CEO Bob Iger, the Disney Legends Award ceremony will take place at 10 a.m. on Friday, July 14, in Hall D23 during D23 Expo 2017.

JACK KIRBY first grabbed our attention in the spring of 1941 with Captain America, a character he created with Joe Simon.  Kirby then followed this debut with a prolific output of comic books in the Western, Romance, and Monster genres–all a prelude to his defining work helping to create the foundations of the Marvel Universe.  For the next decade, Kirby and co-creator Stan Lee would introduce a mind-boggling array of new characters and teams — including the Avengers, Hulk, Thor, Iron Man, Silver Surfer, Ant-Man, Wasp, Black Panther, S.H.I.E.L.D., and the Inhumans.  Kirby was inducted into the Eisner Hall of Fame’s 1987 inaugural class and continued creating comics throughout the ’90s before passing away in 1994.

Other honorees of this year’s Legends Award are Carrie Fisher, Clyde “Gerry” Geronimi, Manuel Gonzales, Mark Hamill, Stan Lee, Garry Marshall, Julie Taymor, and Oprah Winfrey.

Please join us as we honor JACK KIRBY as he is inducted as a prestigious Disney Legend at D23 Expo 2017.

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The Girl Who Played With Fire: Millennium #1: based on the smash hit Stieg Larsson Millennium novels!

First Comics News - Fri, 06/16/2017 - 17:12
Titan Comics’ and Hard Case Crime’s Millennium saga continues this September with THE GIRL WHO PLAYED WITH FIRE!    The second chapter in Stieg Larsson’s best-selling novel series, this is a brand-new translation by Rachael Zerner of the adaptation by Sylvain Runberg (The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo) and artist Man.    In this next chapter, following Titan’s The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo #1 June 28 release, anarchist-hacker LISBETH SALANDER is on the run after being accused of a triple-murder and only renowned journalist MIKAEL BLOMKVIST has the skills to help clear her name!    Please find attached a brand-new cover by CLAUDIA IANNICIELLO (The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo) and also CLAUDIA CARANFA (Normandy Gold) for the hotly-anticipated issue #1 and some of the fantastic art by series artist Man. These are available to use on your site immediately. 
  Please find below some extra information about this release.   THE GIRL WHO PLAYED WITH FIRE: MILLENNIUM #1  (Part 1 of 2)  Writer: Sylvain Runberg Artist: Man  FC – 68pp – $5.99 – On sale: September 6, 2017   The MILLENNIUM saga continues with THE GIRL WHO PLAYED WITH FIRE: the second chapter in Stieg Larsson’s best-selling novel series. In this exciting adaptation, anarchist-hacker LISBETH SALANDER finds herself on the run after being accused of a triple-murder and only renowned journalist MIKAEL BLOMKVIST has the skills to help clear her name!    Cover A: Claudia Ianniciello  Cover B: French book cover  Cover C: Claudia Caranfa    Interior art: Man

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RAPTURE #2 preview

First Comics News - Fri, 06/16/2017 - 16:11

RAPTURE #2 (of 4)
Written by MATT KINDT
Art by CAFU with ROBERTO DE LA TORRE
Cover A by MICO SUAYAN (APR172119)
Cover B by J.G. JONES (APR172120)
Character Design Variant by KANO (APR172122)
Variant Cover by CLAYTON CRAIN (APR172123)
B&W Sketch Variant by MICO SUAYAN (APR172124)
Ninjak Vs. The Valiant Universe Variant Also Available (APR172121)

Might meets magic!

As Babel’s dark forces in the Deadside rise, the afterlife’s last chance at survival rests in the living’s greatest champions. But to save heaven itself, MI-6 agent Colin King – aka Ninjak– must confront his greatest fears…and place his trusted steel against the fantastic and unknown powers of sorcery. With Punk Mambo, Tama the Geomancer, and the fallen hero Shadowman at his side, Ninjak will lead the supernatural’s greatest champions into a suicide mission against beasts and barbarians…and the very gods themselves!

Valiant’s epic standalone event enters is next spellbinding chapter as New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt (X-O MANOWAR) and powerhouse artist CAFU (RAI) strike at the veil between life and death!

$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On Sale JUNE 21st

        

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BRITANNIA: WE WHO ARE ABOUT TO DIE #3 preview

First Comics News - Fri, 06/16/2017 - 16:11

BRITANNIA: WE WHO ARE ABOUT TO DIE #3 (of 4)
Written by PETER MILLIGAN
Art by JUAN JOSÉ RYP
Cover A by DAVID MACK (APR172130)
Cover B by JUAN JOSÉ RYP (APR172131)
Variant Cover by ROBERT GILL (APR172132)
Variant Cover by ADAM GORHAM (APR172133)
Variant Cover by DAVE JOHNSON (APR172134)

Wrath of the gods!

The women of Rome march to rebellion! Magic and mystery continue to intertwine as the clock ticks down to Rubria’s final hours. Will Antonius Axia and his mysterious new partner—the brutal female gladiator known as Achillia—untangle the knots that threaten to hang the Roman Empire…or will Nero finally obtain the dark power he lusted for? As the beaten ghost of Apollo finally rises to cast his dark judgment on all of Rome, history’s first detective must act swiftly before humanity’s final hours slip into madness!

$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | VALIANT PRESTIGE | On Sale JUNE 21st (FOC–5/29/17)

           

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Why is Mortengersturm Upset?

Sorcerer's Skull - Fri, 06/16/2017 - 11:00

After this week's mailing, there are only about 9 copies of Mortzengersturm, The Mad Manticore of the Prismatic Peak still available in print. If you were thinking about getting it, you may want to go ahead. There probably won't be another printing for while.

If you've been on the fence check out these reviews:
Gnone Stew
EnWorld
Zardoz the Magnificent
Tales of the Grotesque & Dungeonesque
Dungeon of Signs

Buff Bagwell Comments on Career and Retirement

First Comics News - Fri, 06/16/2017 - 09:03

“BYE BYE BUFF DADDY (1990-2018 Retirement Tour)

Woodstock, GA, May 31, 2018– Approaching his 28th year in the world of professional wrestling and sports entertainment, Marcus “BUFF the STUFF” Bagwell, or as many have referred to him over the years as his entrance music shouts “BUFF DADDY”!!! has made a definitive decision that as of May 2018 he will lace up his boots for the last time and put the blockbuster to rest.

When asking Buff about the retirement decision he simply said:

‘When going with the Buff Daddy character I knew it was going to be a blessing and a curse.’  The blessing was, it was always an over exaggerated part of me so it was easy and a lot of fun to do, but when you call yourself BUFF!! You better damn sure live it and be in that gym 4-5 times per week.

Going into my 28th year in ring performing and with injuries and a few major surgeries over these last few years I really wanted to end my in-ring career still looking and performing like Buff Bagwell.

Marcus Buff Bagwell is one of the most professional workers currently on the independent wrestling scene. His dedication to the professional wrestling world and the Buff Bagwell character goes unmatched by anyone currently working independent dates. This former 5-time WCW tag team champion and former NWO member is not only a very recognized draw to any promotion throughout the world, but goes above and beyond giving the fans and the promotion an experience to reflect on for many years to come.

Buff will be doing every media outlet, podcast, and wrestling news sites over this next year promoting his BYE, BYE BUFF DADDY tour. If you’ve had Buff as a guest or if this would be the first time ever, your show will be filled with surprises as one of the best story telling guest you could ever have.

For booking inquiries on Buff Bagwell, please contact MEP Worldwide Office at (330) 837.1697 or email at Tara@mepworldwide.com.

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Holy Bat-signal, Batman! Thousands of Citizens Honor Adam West at Los Angeles City Hall

First Comics News - Fri, 06/16/2017 - 08:11

As a tribute to “Batman” TV series star Adam West, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and Police Department Chief Charlie Beck join West’s family, actor Burt Ward, actress Lee Meriwether, DC Entertainment President Diane Nelson and KROQ’s Ralph Garman at ceremonial lighting of the Bat-signal at City Hall in Los Angeles.

Image of ceremonial Bat-signal is projected onto City Hall in tribute to “Batman” TV series star Adam West. The Bat-signal was lit by Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and Police Department Chief Charlie Beck in Los Angeles on June 15, 2017.

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and Police Department Chief Charlie Beck pay tribute to “Batman” TV series star Adam West with ceremonial lighting of the Bat-signal at City Hall.

KROQ’s Ralph Garmen, actress Lee Meriwether and actor Burt Ward at ceremonial lighting of the Bat-signal at City Hall in Los Angeles.

Actor Burt Ward with DC Publisher Jim Lee at ceremonial lighting of the Bat-signal at City Hall in Los Angeles.

attend The City of Los Angeles and DC Entertainment Bat-Signal Lighting Ceremony honoring Adam West at Los Angeles City Hall on June 15, 2017 in Los Angeles, California.

Thousands of fans gather at Los Angeles City Hall to honor Adam West.

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THE PROX TRANSMISSIONS preview

First Comics News - Fri, 06/16/2017 - 07:11

Marvel Comics and Dustin Bates of Starset Debut an Original Graphic Novel,

THE PROX TRANSMISSIONS

New York, NY—June 15, 2017— Marvel Comics is proud to announce a unique collaboration with Dustin Bates, lead singer and founder of the multi-media, modern rock band Starset, along with fan-favorite writer, Peter David (Ben Reilly: Scarlett Spider, Spider-Verse) for an all-new original 88-page graphic novel, THE PROX TRANSMISSIONS.

 

Inspired by the likes of Nikola Tesla and Carl Sagan, Starset’s albums, along with videos, websites, novels and one-of-a-kind live performances, were created as part of the over-arching concept, The Starset Society. Where science and fiction collide, The Starset Society is dedicated to publicizing emerging, near-future technologies and investigating their inevitable social, economic, political, and philosophical impact on society. Through this enlightening exploration, The Starset Society has teamed up with Marvel Comics to produce a one-of-a-kind adventure like nothing seen before.

 

A secret transmission from the far reaches of the galaxy falls into the hands of SETI radio astronomer Dr. Stephen Browning. His world begins to unravel as he discovers the cryptic message including information of advanced technology and a dire warning from the future. After Browning seeks aid of brilliant-yet-impetuous playboy Dr. Aston Wise, the two set off on an epic journey to discover the meaning of the transmission, only to discover that they are pawns in a much bigger game.  Humanity hangs in the balance as powerful forces vie for control of the future, with only Wise and Browning to stop them.

 

“I’m incredibly excited to have the opportunity to create this graphic novel with Marvel Comics on behalf of The Starset Society,” said Bates. “I’ve been a fan of Marvel since I was a little kid wishing I was the Hulk (and little did I know how much I’d end up identifying with Bruce Banner as I grew into adulthood). It’s an honor to be working with such an iconic brand to spread the inception story of the Society via The Prox Transmission.”

 

Presenting an entirely unique and original graphic novel, THE PROX TRANSMISSIONS delivers a powerful scientifically-charged allegory in the form of a new literary movement this September from Dustin Bates, Peter David, The Starset Society, and Marvel Comics.

THE PROX TRANSMISSIONS

WRITTEN BY DUSTIN BATES & PETER DAVID

ARTWORK BY MIRKO COLAK & MORE

COVER BY SKAN

88 PGS.

ISBN: 978-1-302-90810-2

On sale this September!

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TWENTIETH CENTURY FOX FILM ANNOUNCES STRATEGIC INVESTMENT IN COMIC BOOK AND GRAPHIC NOVEL PUBLISHER BOOM! STUDIOS

First Comics News - Fri, 06/16/2017 - 07:00

Deal Also Extends Film and Television First Looks with BOOM!

June 15, 2017 (Los Angeles, Calif.) – Twentieth Century Fox Film (TCFF) today announced a strategic investment in award-winning comic book and graphic novel publisher BOOM! Studios.

The investment gives TCFF a significant minority stake in the largest independently-controlled comic book and graphic novel library. Differing from other major publishers in the space, BOOM! partners with creators to share ownership of original series.

“Our industry’s soul is its storytelling and artistry, and as we continue to foster an environment at Fox that serves as a home for the world’s best storytellers, this investment in BOOM! allows us to work even more closely with their incredible stable of writers and artists,” said TCFF CEO and Chairman Stacey Snider. “We look forward to the projects we have with them ahead, and are proud to have an opportunity to further energize their storytelling through this partnership.”

“Fox’s investment will fuel BOOM!’s generation of more original content like Lumberjanes, Mouse Guard, and Grass Kings. Fox has been an incredibly supportive partner and our creative alliance has been tremendously successful – high-level directors, big screenwriters, and marquee talent have found BOOM! an attractive platform. Now BOOM! can greenlight more new series from comic book creators, deepen its distribution relationships, and widen its marketing reach. Great news for our creators, retail partners, and fans. Fox is committed to BOOM!’s creators through this deal and it means BOOM! will have better support and resources to publish world-class content,” says Ross Richie, CEO and Founder of BOOM! Studios.

Over the past four years, BOOM! has been the fastest-growing company in the comic book Direct Market, winning the industry’s “Best Publisher” Gem Award seven of the past eight years; an array of Eisner and Harvey Awards; the 2016 and 2017 GLAAD Media Awards; and along the way, publishing a string of New York Times best-selling graphic novels.

The publisher entered a first-look film deal with TCFF in the Fall of 2013 and currently has in development with the studio Irredeemable, the James Wan-created comic book Malignant Man, Imagine Agents, Mouse Guard, and Lumberjanes, among many others. TCFF is currently in post-production on a feature film based on BOOM!’s The Empty Man, from the graphic novel by Cullen Bunn and Vanesa R. Del Rey.

BOOM! has also had a first-look deal for television rights with 20th Century Fox Television since 2014.

Both deals will be extended as part of TCFF’s investment in the Company.

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IMPACT Wrestling Taps MLB/NHL Announcer Robert Flores For Slammiversary

First Comics News - Thu, 06/15/2017 - 21:43

Don West Comes Back For Color Commentary Duties

NASHVILLE (June 13, 2017) — IMPACT Wrestling is dipping into the high-profile sports world for a little broadcasting help at Slammiversary 15, a pay-per-view extravaganza on July 2 in Orlando, Florida.

IMPACT has signed Robert Flores to be the lead announcer for Slammiversary, to work alongside longtime IMPACT color commentator Don West, who is making a one-night return behind the microphone.

IMPACT faced an announcing dilemma for Slammiversary as broadcasters Josh Mathews and Jeremy Borash are wrestling in a tag-team match as the animosity between the two has boiled over in recent weeks. Borash and Joseph Park will team up against Mathews and “Big Poppa Pump” Scott Steiner, one of the most powerful and feared wrestlers of all time.

Flores is a studio host appearing across MLB Network’s programming, including MLB Network’s Emmy Award-winning daily studio show, MLB Tonight. In addition to MLB Network, Flores is a studio host for NHL Network and contributes across MLB Advanced Media’s digital properties, including MLB.com and Sports On Earth.

Flores joined MLB Network and NHL Network in 2016 from ESPN, where he most recently anchored SportsCenter, ABC’s college football studio updates and ESPN2’s Fantasy Football Now. Flores joined ESPN in 2005 as an ESPNews anchor and later contributed to a variety of studio shows, including Baseball Tonight, NBA Fastbreak and Friday Night Fights.

Flores is a lifelong pro wrestling fan.

“I’m excited to have a part in this year’s Slammiversary and grateful to Jeff Jarrett for this unique opportunity,” Flores said.

Flores said the match that he’s most excited to announce is for the X-Division Championship. “I’m a fan of high-flyers,” Flores said.

A Texas native, Flores earned his bachelor’s degree in radio and television from the University of Houston in 1992. Flores attended J. Frank Dobie High School in Houston and is a member of their JFD Hall of Fame. His wrestling roots are engrained in his Houston childhood.

“To play a role in Slammiversary alongside Don West is really cool,” Flores said. “Slammiversary is an event 15-years in the making, and the best always separate themselves on the biggest stages – be it the in the wrestling ring or the World Series.

“I can’t wait to see what the IMPACT Wrestling stars do on July 2nd at Slammiversary.”

Don West broke onto the broadcasting scene in the 1990s on the Shop At Home Network. He was the popular, loud, energetic, abrasive salesman, pitching countless products on late-night television – and he even was in a parody video (portrayed by actor Will Ferrell) during a segment of Saturday Night Live.

West spent about 10 years as a color commentator for IMPACT Wrestling, dating back to the company’s first-ever event on June 19, 2002.

“I am so excited to be a part of IMPACT again and to be a part of the great Slammiversary weekend,” West said. “As an avid sports and baseball fan, it will be a great honor to work next to Robert Flores as I have admired his professionalism for years. When Jeff Jarrett asked me to do this, I had only one response, ‘YOU’VE GOT TO BE KIDDING ME!!!’”

“It will be great to see and hear Don West back on an IMPACT Wrestling broadcast; no one brings more energy and excitement to a broadcast than Don,” said Jeff Jarrett, the Chief Creative Officer for IMPACT Wrestling. “Having a broadcaster on Slammiversary at the level that Robert Flores has achieved is unbelievable. We are so excited to have RoFlo in the IMPACT family – and broadcast booth.”

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Marvel’s Best Standing Side-by-side for a Legendary Line-up   — This is Marvel Comics’ GENERATIONS!

First Comics News - Thu, 06/15/2017 - 21:07

The bridge into the future of the Marvel Universe begins this August!

 

New York, NY—June 15, 2017— In a flash, the Marvel heroes are offered a gift: to stand shoulder-to-shoulder with those who came before them, free from the burdens of past, present, and future – where time has no meaning. Within the Vanishing Point, through the course of these action-packed adventures, our heroes will discover what is needed to usher in the future of the Marvel Universe. This August, prepare for Marvel’s GENERATIONS!

 

This epic 10-issue series brings together iconic and present day heroes such as Miles Morales and Peter Parker, Amadeus Cho and Bruce Banner, Iron Man and Ironheart, Laura Kinney and Logan, and many more of your favorite characters. “GENERATIONS unites the present day heroes of the Marvel Universe with their forbearers from the past in order to chart the course of the future!” says SVP and Executive Editor Tom Brevoort. “These ten adventures are the stepping stones to everything that is to come for all of these characters!”

 

The stories of GENERATIONS begin at the Vanishing Point, and these epic tales offer fans a direct bridge and prelude into the sense-shattering Marvel Legacy, as the challenges and revelations of GENERATIONS will alter the destinies of our heroes moving forward in a dramatic fashion!

 

These heroic journeys all launch from the same point: the Vanishing Point! Coming to comic shops this August!

 

Generations: The Best starring Wolverine and All-New Wolverine

Written by TOM TAYLOR

Art byRAMON ROSANAS

 

Generations: The Americas starring Steve Rogers: Captain America and Sam Wilson: Captain America

Written by NICK SPENCER

Art by PAUL RENAUD

 

Generations: The Bravest starring Captain Mar-Vell and Captain Marvel

Written by MARGARET STOHL

Art by BRENT SCHOONOVER

 

Generations: The Thunder starring The Mighty Thor and The Unworthy Thor

Written by JASON AARON

Art by MAHMUD ASRAR

 

Generations: The Strongest starring Bruce Banner and Amadeus Cho, the Totally Awesome Hulk

Written by GREG PAK

Art by MATTEO BUFFAGNI

 

Generations: The Archers starring Hawkeyes, Clint Barton and Kate Bishop

Written by KELLY THOMPSON

Art by STEFANO RAFFAELE

 

Generations: The Iron starring Iron Man and Ironheart

Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS

Art by MARCO RUDY

 

Generations: The Marvels starring Ms. Marvel and Ms. Marvel

Written by G. WILLOW WILSON

Art by PAOLO VILLANELLI

 

Generations: The Spiders starring Peter Parker: Spider-Man and Miles Morales: Spider-Man

Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS

Art by RAMON PEREZ

 

Generations: The Phoenix starring The Phoenix and Jean Grey

Written by CULLEN BUNN

Art by RB SILVA

 

 

The future of the Marvel Universe is coming – this is GENERATIONS!

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